Obituaries for Jan. 1
STATEN, Jesse “Hawk,” of Winchester, passed on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Fayetteville Care and Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly (Thomas) Staten Matthews of Chattanooga and Jesyne Staten Gonsales of Kahaluu, Hawaii; three sons, Alfonzo Tarrant of Winchester, Roderick Reese Brown of Tullahoma and Jeffrey Arthur Staten of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Randall Taylor and Tim (Sherry) Taylor, both of Belvidere; three sisters, Stella (Charles) Brannon of Winchester, Kitty (John) Knox of Lynchburg, and Vicki Brown of Belvidere; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Elk River Tabernacle. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at noon at Elk River Tabernacle with Pastor Elmore Torbert serving as eulogist. Mr. Staten will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Winchester City Cemetery. J.A. Welton and Son Funeral Home, 715 S. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 455-2723 in charge of arrangements, weltonfuneralhome.com.
MORRIS, Mabel Irene Knoer, age 86, of Decherd, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the Willows of Winchester. She was born on May 8, 1927, to the late Orla and Rosa Knoer of Huntland. In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Morris, one brother, George Knoer and one sister, Ida Knoer Lee. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Clinton and Sandra Morris; three sisters, Emma Knoer Foster of Nashville, Willie Knoer Moore of Huntland and Ethel Knoer Kinningham and husband Jimmy of Cowan; two brothers, James Lester Knoer of Huntland and Paul Wayne Knoer and wife Martha Ann of Winchester; sister-in-law, Alice Knoer of Tullahoma; four grandchildren, Jacob Morris and wife JaeLeia of Decherd, Jamie Kerin and husband Josh of Chattanooga, Ryan Payne of Decherd and Drew Payne and wife Tyler of Cowan; two great-grandchildren, Marlee and Dylan Kerin; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mabel loved her family and was a devoted member of the Capitol Hill Church of Christ. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. On-line condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center and Memorial Park in charge of arrangements, 405 Sharp Springs Rd., Winchester, TN 931-967-2345, Tommy North, director.
DUKE–ELLIOTT, Winda, age 53 of Winchester, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. On Dec. 31, 1959, in Franklin County, the late Norman and Nellie Morris welcomed one of their eight children to the world. Ms. Duke – Elliott was a wonderful caregiver and worked with home health care services. In her spare time she enjoyed collecting bells, old wine bottles and grapes. She will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Ms. Duke – Elliott was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Nellie Morris; sister, Connie L. Morris; and four brothers, Billy Ray Morris, Monnie Morris, Johnny W. Morris and Lonnie Morris. She is survived by her husband, Ricky Elliott of Winchester; daughter, Crystal Triolo of Estill Springs; son, Timothy Scott of Estill Springs; granddaughter, Avianna Scott; grandsons, Ryan Ocheltree, Michael Triolo; sister, Bonnie (Charles) Medley of Estill Springs; brother, William “Tooter” (Virginia) Morris of Belvidere; sister-in-law, Connie Morris of Winchester; brother-in-law, John Ferguson of Winchester; a host of nieces and nephews; and fur baby Odie the Chihuahua. Visitation with the family was held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. The funeral service was conducted on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Seals officiating. Interment followed in the Watson-North Memorial Park in Winchester. On-line condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center and Memorial Park in charge of arrangements, 405 Sharp Springs Rd., Winchester, TN 931-967-2345, Tommy North, director.
JACK ARTHUR DUNCAN
DUNCAN, Jack Arthur,
(Dec. 3, 1951 – Dec. 29, 2013) age 62 of the Harmony Community of Franklin County, TN,passed away on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2013 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Mr. Duncan was born in Nashville, TN, the son of the late William “Bill” and Jan Leaverton Duncan. He was retired from teaching at Hillsboro High School in Nashville. He enjoyed golf, boating, teaching art, and rescuing cats. He attended Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Rikki Duncan of Harmony; one step daughter, Sindi (Rodney) Lambert of VA; one brother, Michael Duncan of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Peggy Rogers of Daphne, AL; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Jordan; and many cousins. Visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Manchester Funeral Home in Manchester. Graveside funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. The procession left Manchester Funeral Home at 11 a.m. The family requests memorial donations be made to Animal Harbor (Franklin County Humane Society), P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398. Manchester Funeral Home, 214 E. Main St., Manchester, TN 37355, 728-3505 in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to the family at www.manchesterfuneralhome.com
BETTY R. BOSWELL
BOSWELL, Betty R., age 81 of Belvidere, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born on May 21, 1932, in Winchester, the daughter of the late Robert “Link” and Mattie (Gulley) Limbaugh. Mrs. Boswell was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad Boswell; grandson, Andrew Boswell; sister, Robbie Noles; and brother, Lester Limbaugh. Survivors include her son, Danny (Diane) Boswell of Belvidere; daughters, Connie (James) Gregory of Estill Springs, Debby (Roger F.) Hall of Belvidere and Wendy (Robert) Hogan of Silver Springs, FL; brother, Billy Wayne Limbaugh of Winchester; sister, Helen (Curtis Billy) Gann of Decherd; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends during visitation on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Watson-North Memorial Park in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. N.W., Winchester, TN 37398 in charge of local arrangements, 967-2222. Send on-line condolences to www.moorecortner.com
WALKER, Colonel James Madison, of Shelbyville passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 77. Born in rural Lincoln County, Colonel “Big Jim” Walker rose to prominence as a highly decorated Army combat veteran, helicopter pilot, avid hunter, outdoorsman, and owner of the Quail Valley Hunt Club in Petersburg, TN. A 1959 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Colonel Walker served on active duty in the United States Army from Aug. 1959 until Oct. 1981. He loved his country and he loved the U.S. Army. He commanded soldiers at every level from platoon to brigade. He served as a combat helicopter pilot for three years during the Vietnam War and received many awards and decorations for heroism, gallantry, and high achievement in aerial combat operations against a hostile enemy. In addition to being a Master Army Aviator, “The Colonel” was also a tough-as-nails Army Airborne Ranger. A lifelong hunter, Colonel Walker owned and operated the Quail Valley Hunt Club in Petersburg for over 25 years. He chose to open the hunting club just a few years after his retirement from the Army, and after a successful stint as an Army aviation consultant. Big Jim shared his passion for bird hunting with thousands of hunters from every skill level. Hunters came from around the country to bird hunt at Quail Valley, but more importantly, they came just to spend time and make friends with the legendary “Big Jim” Walker. “Big Jim” Walker lived large, loved life, and loved people. He was an American original and truly one-of-a-kind. He had thousands of friends and friendships that he loved and cherished very much, but his proudest accomplishment was his family. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edwin Walker, and his mother, Clara Estelle Edde Walker. He is survived by a sister, Linda Thompson, and a brother, Charles Michael Walker. He is also survived by his wife of over 58 years, Jane Gillum Walker and three sons and daughter-in-laws, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) James Madison Walker, Jr. and Niki Styles Walker, Robert Carl Walker and Dr. Laura Cox and Joseph Mark Walker and Teresa Beard Walker. He is survived by ten grandchildren, Amanda Walker Durham, Dr. Sarah Walker Metelka, Jessica Leigh Walker, Emily Jane Walker, James Madison Walker III, Claire Edde Walker, Samuel Joseph Walker, Rachel Marie Walker, James Clay Walker, and Benjamin Matthew Walker. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Amelia Grace Durham and Hanna Claire Durham. Visitation for Colonel Walker’s family will be held on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home. An interment service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery located at 7931 McCrory Lane in Nashville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to either the Sarah Cannon Fund, 310 25th Avenue North, Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37203, or to the Army Aviation Association of America Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 593 Main Street, Monroe, CT 06468. Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy., Lynchburg, TN in charge of arrangements, 759-4444. Send online condolences to the family at www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com.
SHARLEVILLE, Blaine J. Sr., age 66, of Tullahoma, died Dec. 26, 2013. Memorial service was held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Grant Funeral Services. Grant Funeral Services.
HARRIS, Martin Louie, age 70, of Blackwell, OK, died Dec. 25, 2013. Service are Dec. 31, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment follows in Lynchburg Cemetery. Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.
MAUPIN,Sadie, age 90, of Tullahoma, died Dec. 26, 2013. Visitation is Jan. 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Shorter Chapel AME Church followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home.
GREEN, Leona Marie Henry, age 63 of Tracy City, died Dec. 26. Service was Dec. 30 at Foster and Lay Funeral Home. Interment was in Plainview Cemetery. Foster and Lay Funeral Home.