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SIMMONS, Richard, age 73 of Sewanee, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Emerald-Hodgson Skilled Care in Sewanee. He was born on Feb. 10, 1941, in Sherwood, the son of the late Richard and Christine (Shetters) Simmons. He was a truck driver and a member of the Monteagle Church of Christ. He loved fishing whenever he had the opportunity. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Marie (Coker) Simmons, infant son, Richard Glenn Simmons, and brother, Joe Allen Simmons. Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae “Cookie” Caldwell Simmons; two sons, Archie Simmons and William Martin Simmons, both of Sewanee; step-son, Brian Caldwell of Chattanooga; brother, Charles (Ruth) Simmons of Monteagle; sisters, Annie (Buddy) Hoosier of Sewanee, Margie Hendrix of Monteagle, Janet (Raymond) Releford of Monteagle, Janie (Tom) Melton of Tracy City and Alene (David) Grogan of Gainesville, GA; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends during visitation held on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Tittle officiating. Serving as pallbearers were: Buddy Hoosier, Tom Melton, Raymond Releford, Jackie Ladd, Baker Walker, and Jim Hardison. Interment followed in the Mt. View Cemetery in Sherwood. 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
DENTON, Harold Martin, age 82 of Winchester, passed from this life on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was born on Sept. 25, 1931, in Evensville, the son of the late Dwight and Beulah (Kyle) Denton. He was a retired EMT with Rural Metro Ambulance Service. Mr. Denton served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1953. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Denton and Tom Denton. Survivors include his wife, Reba Payne Denton; son, Marty (Kelly) Denton of Winchester; two step-sons, James (Louise) Curtis of Lynchburg and Tommy (Sharon) Curtis of Cowan; sister, Frances Hall of Winchester; grandchildren, Cody (Tabitha) Denton, Miranda (Derrick) Gamble, Tyler Denton, Terry (Kim) Curtis, Sherry (Freddie) Arnold, Jessie (Brandon) Allen, and Lauren Curtis; great-grandchildren, Cameron Denton, Layne Denton, Terry Curtis, Jr., Piper Curtis, Dominic Curtis, Brooklyn Arnold, and Bella Allen; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends during visitation held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with military honors followed in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. 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
BRANCH, Dennis Ray, age 51, of Estill Springs, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, Mr. Branch is the son of Alvin LeRoy and Betty Sue Hamilton Branch. Mr. Branch is survived by a brother, Alvin Dewayne Branch of California; sisters, Alta Mae Branch and Beverly Irene Branch of Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a large host of friends. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Lanny and Danny Branch, and a sister Wanda Gail Branch. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Estill Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, March 31 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. 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
PRATER, Dorothy E. “Dot,” age 89 of Tracy City, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Funeral service was March 27 at Foster and Lay Funeral Home. Interment was in Plainview Cemetery. Foster and Lay Funeral Home.
SELLS, Verna Louise Barnes, age 62 of Monteagle, died March 28, 2014. Funeral service was March 31, 2014 at Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment was in Gage Lime Plant Cemetery. Cumberland Funeral Home.
DUNCAN, Rhonnie Andrew “Andy,” age 84, died March 22, 2014. Funeral service was April 1 at All Saints Chapel in Sewanee with burial following. Additional memorial services will be held in Holmes Beach, FL and Brooklin, ME with dates yet to be determined. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.