Obituaries for May 6
FERRELL, Clydie E., age 85 of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday April 29, 2014. A native of Dekalb, Co., he, along with his brother-in-law, Jay Melton established the 3-Way Market near Tullahoma. In 1984 he sold the store and retired to enjoy gardening, collecting lamps and antiques. He was a long-time member of the Estill Springs First Baptist Church. Mr. Ferrell was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Lawson Ferrell and his father, John R. Ferrell. Also preceding him in death were his wife, Mazel Melton Ferrell and two brothers, Clifton Ferrell and E.J. Ferrell. He is survived by his closest companion and best friend, Ruth Koonce of Winchester; sisters, Lou Dean Miller of Muncie, Ind. and Ruthene (Horace) Swain of Winchester; brothers, Austin (Mary) Ferrell and Brattn (Frances) Ferrell, both of Tullahoma; adopted children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Cindy Burton and Deanna (Alton) Ferrell and Alaina Ferrell, all of Winchester and Eric Burton of Tullahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. The funeral ceremony was conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Friday May 2, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jim Patton officiating. Interment followed in the Gunter Cemetery near Woodbury with family members serving as pallbearers. 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.
CARR, Eugene “WooWoo” Eric, age 72 of Winchester, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Trevecca Health and Rehab Center in Nashville. He was born on Aug. 30, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Eugene Walter and Helen Anna (Fritz) Carr. He retired from service in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Elk River Baptist Church. Mr. Carr was preceded in death by his son, Brian Eric Carr. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Etheridge Carr; son, Scott (Beverly) Carr of Belvidere; daughter, Terri (Brad) Woods of McDonough, Ga.; sisters, Darlene Judge of Estill Springs and Pamela (Randy) Thomas of Manchester; grandchildren, Kayla (Drew) Patterson, Marina Carr, Tanner Woods, Jake Woods, and Katelyn Carr; great-grandson, Jett Patterson; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends during visitation held on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Williams, Rev. Carl Roberts, and Rev. Tony Etheridge officiating. Interment with full military honors followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens 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
SCHARBER, Johnny B., age 70 of Decherd, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his home. He was born on March 4, 1944, in Winchester, the son of the late Thomas William and Ruby Louise (Gifford) Scharber. He was the owner of JBS Express Trucking. Mr. Scharber was preceded in death by siblings, T. Scharber and Parker Scharber. Survivors include his son, Bobby (Jerri Ann) Scharber of Pulaski; daughter, Pamela (Chad) Baker of Elkhart, Texas; life companion of 14 years, Gail Lewis of Manchester; three sisters, Dot Ricketts, Betty Lesh and Kathy Coffelt; grandchildren, Nicole Hood, Trevor Shannon, Breanna Scharber and T.J. Baker. The family received friends during visitation held on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Partin, Jr. officiating. Serving as pallbearers were, Joey Laymance, Richie Lusk, Nick Partin, Adam Hood, Trevor Shannon and Mikey Dotson. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens 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
JAMES W. BURKS
BURKS, James W., age 81 of Belleville, Mich., passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at his residence. A native of Wartrace, he was the son of the late Ewin and Effie Nowlin Burks. He was a millwright. Mr. Burks was a member of the Masonic Lodge No 417 in Detroit, Mich. He enjoyed horse racing and going to the casinos. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Burks and two sisters, Elizabeth Burks and Martha Langford. He is survived by one son, Bill Burks of Detroit, Mich.; four daughters, Patricia Driver of Belleville, Mich., Nancy Stauder and her husband, Daniel of Alabaster, Ala., Venetia Chaszar and her husband, Dan of Warren, Mich. and Jimma Fuller and her husband, Adam of Maybee, Mich.; two brothers, Guy Burks and his wife, Dottie of Shelbyville and Robert Lee Burks and his wife, Pat of Manchester; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Kimbro-Troxler Cemetery in Bedford County. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Residential Hospice, 5440 Corp. Drive, Suite 400, Troy, Mich., 48098 or to the Alzheimer’s Association. For online guest registry, please visit www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481 in charge of arrangements.
ROWLAND, Lola Tucker, age 89, a native of Rossville, Ga., and long-time resident of Murfreesboro, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Rowland of Murfreesboro; her parents, Viola Kelly Tucker and William Abraham Tucker of Rossville, Ga.; two brothers, Edwin H. Tucker of Morristown and Gurney E. Tucker of Shelbyville; and one sister, Virginia E. Tucker of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Mrs. Rowland was a graduate of Lakeview High School in Rossville, Ga. She attended Freed Hardeman College in Henderson. She was employed with Crane Company in Chattanooga and then with TVA in Waverly, where she met her future husband. After marriage to James Rowland in 1953, the couple settled in Murfreesboro and lived there for 47 years. Mrs. Rowland worked with the former home economics department at M.T.S.U. (Murfreesboro) as secretary for a few years in the late 1960’s and worked for a time as secretary with the Walking Horse Trainers Association in Shelbyville. She also held a front desk reservation position with Ramada Inn in Murfreesboro as well as a sales associate position with Harvey’s Department Store (later named Peebles). Mrs. Rowland spent the majority of her time raising her family, transporting her children to school and extracurricular activities, as well as participating in some of them (Webelos Cub Scout Leader) and helping her husband, Jim, in his career breeding, raising, showing, and selling walking horses. They traveled with their children extensively across the Southeast region of the U.S. attending walking horse shows and participating in various ways to promote and preserve the breed. These activities continued until Jim passed away in 1999.
In 2000, Mrs. Rowland moved her residence to Winchester. Lola Rowland loved the horses and other animals and she loved her family a great deal. She was a strong lady and she put her trust in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her sweet personality and wonderful sense of humor will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Rowland is survived by one sister, Lillian Tucker Bodkin of Rossville, Ga; four children, Holli (Tim) Corn of Goodlettsville, Phil (Babe) Rowland of Danville, Ky., Mike (Laura) Rowland of Winchester and Doug (Kelley) Rowland of Knoxville. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Hewitt Rowland, Catherine Rowland, Sarah Rowland, Ross Rowland, Jesse Corn, Rilee Rowland, and Reid Rowland; a great-grandchild, Brantley Rowland; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. A service celebrating the life of Lola Rowland will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Smotherman Cemetery in Bell Buckle. Serving as pallbearers will be Hewitt Rowland, Jesse Corn, Tim Corn, Jim Guider, James Tidmore, Eddie Bodkin, and Joe Mullican. The family would like all of Lola’s family and friends to know that, in lieu of flowers, they may make a donation in her name to the Estill Springs Church of Christ, to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to the Kidney Foundation. 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