Obituaries 2/16/21

Ann Houser

Funeral services for Mrs. Ann J. Houser, age 79 of Livingston, was held Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at West End Church of Christ in Livingston. Bro. Kerry Duke will officiate.

Her family received friends Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. until service time at the church.

Interment took place Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Overton County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Ann (Webb) Houser was born on Dec. 5, 1941 in Overton County, Tennessee and passed from this life on February 7, 2021 at her home in Overton County, Tennessee at the age of 79.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Houser; her parents, Mr. Charlie Webb and Mrs. Vallie (Burroughs) Webb; brothers, Carl Webb and Glenn Webb; and sisters Charlene Webb, Jo Poston, Joyce Anderson, Wanda Crabtree .

She is survived by a son, Mark Houser; a daughter, Patty (Houser) Smith; a son-in-law Tim Smith; grandchildren, Matthan Houser and wife Stephanie; Airica (Smith) Puckett and husband Dr. L.G. Puckett IV; Brandon Smith and wife Kayla; and Hannah Houser, all of Overton County, great-grandchildren, Luther Greene Puckett V, Mattison Blaise Houser, Huttson Drayke Houser, Aubrianna Berkley Puckett, Jett Warren Houser, John Crewe Puckett, Beckett Knox Smith and Kylie Brooke Smith, all of Overton County.

She is also survived by her brothers John Webb and Jerry Webb, both of Overton County; and her sisters Dean Buford and Janie Glasscock, both of Overton County and Billie Webb of Boca Raton, Florida; and also, by many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Houser loved her family, her church and her country.

A homemaker, she spent her life making her house a home to immediate family, extended family, and others who always found themselves welcome in her home.

She was born in Overton County, Tennessee and spent her youth in her home county before a summer visit to her sister’s in Michigan led to her meeting her lifelong mate, John Houser and marrying on Oct. 12, 1957. The family lived for a time in Detroit before moving back to Tennessee, living in Maryville, Tennessee for about a decade before moving back to her hometown in 1971 where she lived the rest of her days.

Simply put her lifetime passion was in caring for her family and in bringing others to the Lord. She was compassionate to those in need, caring and nurturing to those less fortunate and without fanfare went about helping people.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the John Houser Memorial Fund in care of West End Church of Christ, 1350 Bradford Hicks Drive, Livingston, TN 38570

Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at

David Shawn Moore

David Shawn Moore, 51, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away from his residence on Feb. 5. The family has chosen cremation and a memorial service will be planned at a later date.

He was born in Cookeville on Nov. 27, 1967. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Shannon Lee and Elizabeth Ann (Johnson) Moore; stepmother, Patti Moore; and sister, Lori Michelle Moore.

He is survived by: grandmother, Odetta Hunter; brothers; Chad Moore and Chris Moore; aunt, Shelia Preacher and husband, Tom; uncles, Doug Hunter and Ray Moore and wife, Virginia.

Hall Funeral Home provided the arrangements.

JoNell Robbins

JoNell Cole Robbins, 84, of Allons, passed away Feb. 9 from the comfort of her home. Graveside services were held on Feb. 10 from the Bethsaida Cemetery. Bro. John Keith officiated.

She was born on May 12, 1936 in Allons. She was a graduate of Livingston Academy and a member of Allons Baptist Church. She loved traveling all over the US with her husband and children. She had a green thumb for flowers, her favorite being pink roses. She loved southern gospel music and enjoyed life in general.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Lester Homer and Annie Nivens Cole; husband, Ordra Carson “Jack” Robbins, Jr.; son, Scottie Robbins; brothers Billy Hayes Cole and James Cole; and sisters, Irene Dennis, Norma Swift and Anna Dean Padgett.

She is survived by: children, Pattie Robbins of Cookeville, Pam Sircy and husband, Roger, of Rickman, and Greg Robbins and wife, Louise, of Livingston; grandchildren William Travis McDonald and wife, Brooke, Talon Sircy and wife, Sarah, and Brandi Nicole Wolfram and husband, Jessie; great-grandchildren, Audrey McDonald, Jack McDonald, Easton Wolfram and Charlie Wolfram; and brother, Bobby J. Cole of Allons.

Speck Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Rosalie Mayer

Rosalie June Birdsall Mayer, 81, of Allons passed away in Millersburg, Ind. on Feb. 9. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Bro. John Keith officiated.

She was born in Alba, Mich. on Aug. 27, 1939. She was a member of the Allons Baptist Church and enjoyed feeding all her little children while being a cook for the Overton County School System. She loved her family and taking care of her two nieces. She also enjoyed traveling and going to church.

She is preceded in death by: parents, Carl and Mildred Wolcott Birdsall; husband, Phillip Mayer; brothers, Robert, Carl, Frank and Verland Birdsall.

She is survived by: son, Phillip Mayer, Jr. and wife, Joyce of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; daughter, Dawn Wogomon and husband, Kirk of Millersburg, Ind.; nieces, Dovie and Bristol Mayer; nephew, Mason Mayer; brother, Jack Birdsall and wife, Carolyn of Miami, Fla.; sisters, Pat Weesner of Mancelona, Mich. and Eudora Peck of Williamsburg, Mich.

Pallbearers who served were Roger Mayer, Michael Mayer, Mason Mayer, Rich Peck, Eric Peck and Kirby Wogomon.

Levi S. Sweat

Levi S. Sweat, 25, of Algood, passed away on Feb. 4 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Graveside services were held on Feb. 12 at the Hancock Cemetery in the Alpine Community. Bro. Chuck Overton officiated.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1995 in Cookeville. He will be missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Roy and Colleen Sweat.

He is survived by: father, George Sweat and mother, Tina Sweat; brother, Nathan White; grandparents, Robert and Mary Reid; uncles James Sweat, Jessie, Eddie and Joe Garrett; aunt, Crystal Randolph; cousins Nikita Gore, Nikesha Gore, Paisley Randolph, Chasity Garrett and Jacob Garrett.

Pallbearers who served were Tyler Selby, Jacob Garrett, Darryll Mathis, Holden Lee and Austin Bailey.

Hall Funeral Home handled the arrangements.



Mary Smith

Mary John Robbins Smith, 82, of Monroe, passed away on Feb. 7 from the comfort of her home. Graveside services were conducted on Feb. 9 from the Beaty Cemetery. Bro. John Copeland officiated.

She was born in Pickett County on Nov. 30, 1938. She was a 1957 graduate and a member of Bethsaida Christian Church. She loved her children and grandchildren very much. She enjoyed gardening, working outside, going to church and singing.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Winstead and Edith Shewmake Robbins; husband, Ronald S. Smith; sons, Ricky and Randy Smith; brothers, Gene and Luke Robbins; and sister, Mona Huckeby.

She is survived by: daughter, Marsha Norrod and husband, Jeff, of Monroe; sons, Michael Smith and wife, Toni, and Jeff Smith all of Monroe; grandchildren Hayden Smith, Haylee Smith, Ethan Norrod and wife, Tabitha, Elliot Norrod, Stenson Smith, Jenna Lovell and husband, Tyler and Dara Burgess and husband, Ben; great-grandchildren; Collins Lovell, Emerson Burgess, Lanson Norrod and Riley Norrod; sisters, Lois Jolley and Evelyn Martin, both of Byrdstown; and Judy Sells, of Monroe.

Pallbearers who served were Ethan Norrod, Elliot Norrod, Stenson Smith, Hayden Smith, Teddy Martin and Richard Allen Sells.

Speck Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Ollie Elise Moles

Ollie Elise Moles, 96, of Cookeville passed away Feb. 10 from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Entombment followed at Crest Lawn Funeral Home. David and Mike Netherton officiated.

She was born Dec. 7, 1924 in Overton County. She was a member of Hilham Road Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, George Martin and Ollie Mae Langford Loftis; husband, John Moles; daughter, Brenda Netherton; sister, Edith Christine Loftis and sister-in-law, Vera Loftis.

She is survived by: son, Ron (Jane) Moles of Dawsonville, Ga.; brothers, Aaron Paul Loftis of Cookeville and Howard (Lynn) Loftis of Overton County; grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Netherton and Stacey (Craig) Eggleton; great-grandchildren, David, Suzanna, Abigail, Lydia, Cole and Alex.

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