Mount Vernon News
  • Colin ‘Coney’ Hively

  • October 1, 2010

CROSS PLAINS, Tenn. — Colin K. “Coney” Hively, 66, of Cross Plains, Tenn., formerly of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tenn., after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

Colin was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Mansfield to Halden Henry Hively and Clara Mae (Grinnell) Hively. He attended Fredericktown High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Colin was retired from the Tyson Co. in Tennessee.

Surviving are his wife, Betty (Baker) Hively, whom he married June 3, 1966; his son, Shawn (Crystal) Hively of the U.S. Navy, stationed in Virginia Beach, Va.; grandson, Tristan Hively; brothers, Eugene Hively, Richard Hively, Ronald Hively and Douglas Hively; sister, Vivian Hively; mother-in-law, Mary Baker of Mount Vernon; sister-in-law, Shirley Stringfellow of Mount Vernon; and brother-in-law, Ralph O. Baker Jr. of Mount Vernon.

Besides his parents, Colin was preceded in death by a sister, Jacqueline Wilson; a brother, Halden H. Hively Jr.; a brother-in-law, Charles Baker; and father-in-law, Ralph O. Baker.

Funeral service will be Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the funeral service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Colin K. Hively.

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