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Obituaries 8/3/21

Opal D. Walker Nolen

Opal D. Walker Nolen, 100, of Overton County, passed away July 28, at the Overton County Health and Rehab in Livingston. Graveside services were held July 30 from the Good Hope Cemetery Annex with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.

She was born June 21, 1921 in Overton County. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, gardening, canning and tending to her many flowers.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Wiley and Rosie Thrasher Walker; husband, Denver Nolen; infant daughter, Sandra Kate Nolen; daughter, Rena Copeland; sons, Mike Nolen and Frankie Nolen; infant son, Denver Nolen, Jr.; brothers, Otis Walker, Bill Walker, Addison Walker, Dormas Walker; and sisters, Beulah Jackson, Molly Jackson, Bertha Garrett and Lilly Meadows.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Danny Nolen and David Nolen, both of Livingston; grandchildren, Diane Peek, Michael J. Nolen, Clarence Nolen, Brian Nolen, Lisa Hayes, Joseph Nolen, Ashley Nolen, April Nolen, Josh Nolen and Heather Nolen; daughter in laws, Pam Nolen of Livingston and Vicki Nolen of Vine Grove, Ky.; a host of great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Josh Nolen, Joseph Nolen, Wayne Peek, Greg Bowers, Trevor Watson and Brian Nolen.

Livingston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Dana C. Hammons

Dana C. Hammons, 90, of Livingston, passed away July 29 in Livingston. Graveside services were held Aug. 1 from the Okolona Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard.

He was born Dec. 22, 1930 in Overton County. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1951 to 1953 where he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Camp Stars. He retired from Post Cereal Corp. He was active in the VFW and served as a member of the Honor Guard. He enjoyed being outdoors fishing and deer hunting.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Claude Voyd and Myrtle Jane Biblrey Hammons; brothers, Aaron and Bobby Hammons; wife, Vera McDaniels Hammons; and son, Larry Hammons.

Surviving relatives include: son, Jeff Hammons of Battle Creek, Mich.; sisters, Marie Eldridge and Judy Randolph of Tennessee; brother, Doyle Hammons and wife, LoAnna of Two Rivers, Wis.; and several nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Syrene (Jones) Peavyhouse

Syrene (Jones) Peavyhouse, 77, of Rickman, formerly of Jamestown, passed away July 20, at St. Thomas West. Funeral services were held July 29 at Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Range Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 8, 1944 in Jamestown. She enjoyed singing and playing guitar. She worked as a substitute teacher and also worked in the State Museum in Livingston.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Asbery and Belle (Carney) Jones; and brothers, Clyde “Tom” Darrow and Glen Jones.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Tommy Bowden and Tim Bowden and wife, April; grandchildren, Caroline, Timmy and Chloe Bowden; sister, Pansy Crockett; several adored nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Tommy Bowden, Tim Bowden, Tim Sanders, Derek Crockett, Bobby Conatser and Timmy Bowden.

 

Tony Lee Dixon

Tony Lee Dixon, 51, of Allons, passed away July 29 at his residence. Funeral services were held July 31 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Ricky Dixon officiating. Interment followed in the Carter-Bilbrey Cemetery.

He was born July 9, 1970 in Cookeville. He was a logger by profession and of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by: mother, Carolyn (Gore) Dixon; and brother, Tommy Dixon.

Surviving relatives include: son, Lucas Dixon; father, Kenneth Dixon; sister, Tammy McCann and husband, Patrick Bren; brother, Timmy Dixon and wife, Teresa; and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers were Patrick McCann, Zachary McCann, Tyler McCann, Dustin Dixon, Bruce Dixon and Ronnie Dixon.

 

Alfrieda Smith

Alfrieda Smith, 75, of Monroe, passed away July 29 from the Overton County Health and Rehab. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Aug. 6 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home.

She was born July 5, 1946 in Monroe.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Floyd Allard and Novie Gray Smith; sisters, Beatrice Rovani and Cleatrice Wehrli; and brothers, Lonzo, Allard, Bethel, Junior and Dinzle Smith.

Surviving relatives include: brother, Ronald D. “R.D.” Smith of Rickman; and several nieces and nephews.

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