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Obituaries 7/20/21

Marvin C. Norrod

Marvin C. Norrod, 92, of Monroe, passed away July 12 from Morningside Assisted Living in Cookeville. Funeral services were held July 15 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. John Copeland officiating. Interment followed in the Grant Norrod Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 17, 1928 in Overton County. He worked at Cumberland and Livingston furniture factories doing upholstery until he retired. His true enjoyment was growing a garden and farming. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Benton and Dessie Coleman Norrod; infant son, Steve Terry Norrod; sister, Marion “Toots” Hull; and infant daughter.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Vada Hull Norrod of Monroe; sons, Gary Norrod and wife, Victoria of Siler City, NC and Mark Norrod and wife, Patti of Elkhart, IN; daughters, Phyllis Nix of Semmes, AL and Sandy Shumate of Cookeville; brothers, Melvin Norrod of Monroe, Cecil Norrod and wife, Ann of Glasgow, KY and Dorman Norrod and wife, Patty of Akron, Ohio; sister, Thelma Phillips and husband, Wally of Peoria, IL; grandchildren, Roman Norrod and wife, Ami of Ohio, Rene Norrod McGovney and husband, Ron of NC, Robin Norrod O’Brien and husband, Chris of AL, Matthew Garrett and wife, Offie of NC and Summer Garret of AL; and 15 great grandchildren.


Geneva Eudean Moore

Geneva Eudean Moore, better know as Dean, 95, passed away July 14, at the Bethesda Health Care in Putnam County. Funeral services were held July 17 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. Chris Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Dodson Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Steve Moore, Stacy Moore, Logan Moore, Garrett Paul, Colby Roberts, Cory Looper, Cody Brewer, Casey Moore and Bailey Lewis.

She was born May 13, 1926 in Cookeville. She worked in apparel and the food industry. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower garden and was a talented seamstress who could make a dress from a newspaper pattern.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Shirley and Oma (Breeding) Harris; husband, Paul Moore; sons, Robert Moore and Ralph Moore; brothers, Jessie Harris and Carson Harris; and sisters, Opal Parrigan, Odell Lewis and Dimple William.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Rita Hardison and husband, Steve; son, Rodger Moore and wife, Brenda; daughter in law, Ann Moore; brother, Horace Lee Harris; grandchildren, Rhoda Moore, Annette Leming, Steve Moore, Stacy Moore, Lucretia Medlin, Logan Moore, Melanie Bouldin and Kari Farris; great-grandchildren, Cory Looper, Noah Looper, Cody Brewer, Randa Brewer, Autumn Brewer, Colby Roberts, Hannah Brown, Casey Moore, Lindsey Smith, Bailey Medlin, Braden Medlin, Garrett Paul, Riley Paul, Reed Bouldin; great-great -grandchildren, Austin Looper, Faith Looper, Crawford Looper, Felicity Looper, Ezra Tays, Everleigh Bromell, Eli Rhoton, Brewer Colson, Sawyer Brown, Greyson Smith, Amelia Smith and Charlie Smith.


Thomas Hayes

Dr. Thomas (“Tommy”) Eugene Hayes died at his home on July 13, just three weeks after the passing of Sarah Hayes, his beloved wife of fifty-eight years.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Pat) Rasbury, his son, Thomas (Lisa) Hayes, and seven grandchildren: Alexis Grace Jennings, Hunt (Beverly) Jennings, Harrison Jennings, MacKenzie Jennings, Cooper Hayes, Brown Hayes, and Mary Chapman Hayes.

Tommy was born on January 7, 1936 in Waverly, Tenn.. His parents, Roy C. and Mary Hayes, and his sister, Ann McNeil Miller, all of Humphreys County, predeceased him. He was marked throughout his life by a strong sense of calling and by his commitment to his Christian faith and the Church of Christ.

A graduate of the Webb School in Bell Buckle and Austin Peay State University, he attended medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis where he graduated in 1961. He completed his residency at Baroness Erlanger Hospital and was chief resident there in 1965. In 1966, he was commissioned as an officer in the Medical Corps, United States Army and was then stationed at the 3rd Field Hospital, Saigon during 1967-1968. After his service in Vietnam, he was certified by the American Board of Surgery and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practiced for most of his career in the Chattanooga area, both at Tri-County/Hutcheson and Memorial Hospitals.

More than anything, Dr. Hayes loved people, and he loved to serve and care for others through his profession and through his church. His children and grandchildren adored him, and he will be deeply missed.

A visitation will be held at East Brainerd Church of Christ on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Following at 6:30 pm, there will be a service at the church in memory of both Tommy and Sarah Hayes.

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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.


Chrissy M. Roberts Howell

Chrissy M. Roberts Howell, 49, of Livingston, passed away July 15 at her residence. Celebration of Life services were held July 17 from the Livingston First Church.

She was born Jan. 22, 1972 in Bartow, FL. She held an associate degree, loved teaching and home schooling her children and was a member of the First Church in Livingston.

She was preceded in death by: father, Cecil Roberts.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Wayne Howell of Livingston; mother, Marilyn Roberts of Lake Alfred, FL; daughter, Candence Rose Howell of Livingston; sons, Coy Wayne Howell and Donavan Cline Howell and wife, Rachell, all of Livingston; and brothers, Travis Roberts and wife, Kiesha of Auburndale, FL and Brandon Roberts of FL.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Sarah Hayes

Sarah Cooper Hayes died on June 20, 2021. She died as she intended – in her home and next to Tommy Hayes, her beloved husband of fifty-eight years. She died full of love and hope, trusting and following her Lord and Savior, Jesus.

She was born on September 10, 1941 in Livingston, Tennessee. She was predeceased by her parents, Ulysses and Hessie Cooper, and two brothers: Charles and Keeton Cooper. Two sisters and two brothers survive her: Lura Dean McGinnes, Patsy Walker, Marion Cooper, and Steve Cooper.

She graduated from Livingston Academy, and then attended nursing school at Nashville General where she graduated in 1962. In 1980, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She loved sports and was extremely competitive; she played basketball at Livingston Academy and later in life enjoyed playing tennis.

While in nursing school in Nashville, she met and married Tommy Hayes of Waverly, Tennessee. They had two children, Kim (Pat) Rasbury and Thomas (Lisa) Hayes. She has seven grandchildren: Alexis Grace Jennings, Hunt (Beverly) Jennings, Harrison Jennings, MacKenzie Jennings, Cooper Hayes, Brown Hayes, and Mary Chapman Hayes. She was fiercely devoted to all of them.

She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, and her faith informed all she did.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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