obits for April 18 through May 13

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

Obits in April 18th edition

 PAUL DISMUKE WOODS III

 WOODS, Paul Dismuke, III, age 64 of Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Borgess Medical Center. He was born on July 26, 1949 in Huntland, TN, the son of Geneva Woods and Paul Woods, Jr. He was united in marriage to Madeline “Joann” Woods. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Dismuke Woods, Jr. and his grandparents, Ida Watson Woods and Paul Dismuke Woods I. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Joann Woods; son, Eric (Virginia) Woods, Sr.; his mother, Geneva Woods; two brothers, Harris (Wanda) Woods and Joe (Connie) Woods; grandchildren, Eric Woods, Jr., Destiny, Amanda, Kaylee and Jamiee Woods; one great-grandchild, Lilly Pike; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Harper Funeral Home in Kalamazoo, Mich. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Harper Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kalamazoo, Mich.

 CHARLES EDWARD BURTON

 BURTON, Charles Edward, age 78 of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday April 14, 2014, at the Lynchburg Nursing Center. A native of Lynchburg, he was a farmer and a son of the late Ben Burton and Daisy Cunningham Burton. He is survived by his sons, Eddie Burton and his wife Jacqueline of Lynchburg, Benny Burton of Shelbyville and Chad Burton and his wife Cheryl of Lynchburg; a daughter; Christy Thompson and her husband Joey of Winchester; a stepdaughter, Michelle Sisk of Winchester; brother, Ralph Burton and his wife Jane of Lynchburg; sister, Wilma Raby of Shelbyville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family received friends during visitation held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Logan and Bro. George Bremer officiating. Interment followed in the Lynchburg Cemetery. For online guest registry visit www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com. Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy., Lynchburg, TN in charge of arrangements, 759-4444.

 CURTIS “CURT” FRANK DEEDE

 DEEDE, Curtis “Curt” Frank, age 68, of Estill Springs, departed this life on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, losing his battle with cancer.  Mr. Deede was a member of the Estill Springs United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Vietnam War.  Before moving to Estill Springs, Mr. Deede retired from General Business Forms in Skokie, Ill. where he was employed as a pressman. Upon relocating to Estill Springs in 2007, he was employed in the maintenance department at the Winchester Wal-Mart Store.  His hobbies were golfing and bowling.  Mr. Deede was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  He was very generous with family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda Deede of Estill Springs; children, Raymond Deede and Michelle (Kevin) Muck, both of Washington State,  Stacy (Edward) Polizzi of Elizabeth, Ill. and Andrew (Victoria) Heilig of Antioch, Ill.; grandchildren, Dennis Muck, Alyson Morrow, Nicholas Morrow, Lila Heilig and Redmond Heilig; and one sister, Barbara Booth of Kenosha, Wisc. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Estill Springs United Methodist Church.   A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Estill Springs United Methodist Church with Bro. Joe Rutherford officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD  20850-5168.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grantfuneralservices.net Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Rd., Estill Springs, TN 37330, 649-3585 in charge of arrangements.

 SABADOS, Martha Jane, age 73 of Tracy City, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Service was Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Foster and Lay Funeral Home. Interment was in Burns Cemetery. Foster and Lay Funeral Home.

Obits in April 22nd edition

 HERBERT CLARK CHILDRESS

 I have fought a good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7    

 CHILDRESS, Herbert Clark, was born in the Asia Community of Winchester, TN the tenth of ten children, born to the late Jessie Lee and Robert Alexander Childress. He lived in Ohio for a few years and came back to help take care of his aging parents. Herb worked for Franklin Chevrolet Co. for many years before working as a laborer at Arnold Center where he retired. He professed his faith in Christ at Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Winchester. His favorite things he loved were playing the piano and fishing. Herb was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Childress, Nannie Childress and Luvenia Mockabee; brothers, Zema Childress, Alex Childress Jr., John Childress, Van Childress and Floyd Childress. He leaves to cherish his memory one sister, Jeanette Marsh of Lewisburg; daughters, Kathryn (Rodney) Dennison and Sue F. Childress, both of Decherd and Angela (Monroe) Hill of Tullahoma; sons, Herbert Childress Jr. of Decherd, Elder Eddie (Joann) Childress of Lewisburg, David Newsom of Nashville, James Childress of Antioch and Herbert (Rachael ) Childress II of Murfreesboro; devoted niece, Kay (Donald) Young of Decherd; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and special friends, Floyd Sisk, Gwen (Bruce) Alexander, Robert Mosley and James Tobitt. Herbert has two nephews he always said they felt like his brothers, Elder Donald Childress and Jerald Childress, both of Elyria, Ohio.  He also leaves behind to cherish his memories a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation with the family was held on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m.  at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Asia Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Bruce Alexander, James Childress, Herbert Childress II, Demetrius Hill, Brandon Childress and Robert Farris. 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.

DAVID SHELTON TUCKER

TUCKER, David Shelton, age 87, went to be with the Lord while at home in Murfreesboro on April 16, 2014. He leaves behind his faithful wife of 66 years, Betty Buchanan Tucker; two children, Sandy (Rocco) Simeri and Sherry (Oscar) Gardner; and his brothers and sisters, Bob (Evon) Tucker, Bill (Ollie Mae) Tucker, Jerrell (Nina) Tucker, Aline (Edward) Spencer, Joyce Koski, Jewel (Harold) Burt, Linda (Frank) Earls, and Gail Miller. He was blessed with seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He served in the United States Navy during WW II. Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Rilla Shelton Tucker, brother, Ray Tucker, and sisters, Wanda Fielder and Mavis Boswell. Mr. Tucker was born and raised in Winchester, in the Harmony Community. He worked at General Electric in Louisville, KY, from 1950 until returning to Winchester in 1980. He was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish.  He was member of the Northside Baptist Church, Murfreesboro. Visitation with the family was held on Friday, April 18, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ken Polk and Rev. Ray Gardner officiating. Following the service, interment was in Memorial Gardens. The family expresses their love and gratitude to all the family and friends for their love and support. 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.

 TERRENCE “TERRY” MARTIN SZYMANSKI

 SZYMANSKI, Terrence “Terry” Martin, age 66, of Winchester, departed this life at his residence on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, following an extended illness.  Mr. Szymanski was born in Hamtramick, Mich.  He was of the Catholic faith.  Mr. Szymanski was a veteran of the United States Army and retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force, serving approximately 22 years.  Mr. Szymanski served his country during the Vietnam War. After his military career, he was employed for several years by Symantec in Lake Mary, Fla. as a software engineer. Mr. Szymanski was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He will be greatly missed.  He is survived by his wife, Sue Szymanski of Winchester; son, Scott (Betsy) of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Michelle (Gary) Barnett of Spring Hill, Fla.; and grandchildren, Alexis, Tyler and Hailey.  A memorial service is scheduled for Mr. Szymanski on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs with visitation from noon until service time at 1 p.m.  Full military honors will be bestowed.  Online live viewing of the service is available by contacting Grant Funeral Services.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grantfuneralservices.net Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Rd., Estill Springs, TN 37330, 649-3585 in charge of arrangements.

 JIMMY LEE PARKS

 PARKS, Jimmy Lee, age 25, of Winchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Daryl Sons.  He is survived by his mother, Pamela Sons of Winchester; sisters, Jamie (Robbie) Brown of Taft, Christy (Tim) Reed and Kandi Parks, both of Winchester; brothers, Tim (Lori) Parks Lynchburg and Nick Parks of Winchester; maternal grandfather, Lee Parks of Winchester; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Kelley officiating. Interment followed in 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

 WALTER H. “BUDDY’ REYNOLDS

 REYNOLDS, Walter H. “Buddy,” age 87, born on July 4, 1926, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.  Mr. Reynolds was the son of the late Walter Crawford and Nora Stovall Reynolds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, June Buckner, Erma Reynolds, Geneva Buchanan, and Virginia “Jennie” Bauer. Mr. Reynolds served in the U.S. Army during WW II and was discharged with honors.  He was a very hard worker and well known for his gardens. Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife of 12 years, Anna Reynolds and one sister, Bea Ballard of Estill Springs; step-daughters Jan Morris of Estill Springs, Sherrie Kircher of Huntland, and Renee Fennell of Calument City, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Visitation with the family was held on Friday, April 18, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral servings were conducted on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Mike Scott and Gene Forehand officiating.  Interment followed in the Maxwell Cemetery. 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

 JOHNNIE RAY “BO” MCGEE

MCGEE, Johnnie Ray “Bo,” age 80 of Decherd, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Franklin and Rena Gifford McGee and siblings, Bob McGee, Billie Ruth Hamilton, Mary Ellen Haggard and Howard McGee. He is survived by his wife, Norma Kruse McGee of Decherd; children, Timothy (Vicky) McGee and Robin McGee, both of Indiana and Kevin (Caryl) McGee of Decherd; grandchildren, Christopher (Michelle) McGee, Erin McGee, Kimberly (Jordan) Myers, Brianne (Jeff) Miller, Andrea Marvel, Emily McGee and Jacob McGee; great grandchildren, Riley McGee and Bryce Myers; siblings, David (Linda) McGee of Cowan, Dennis McGee of Lewisburg and Thomas (Sandy) McGee of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family was held on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Michael Bradley officiating. 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

 Obits in April 25th edition

 JOAN GAINES SYLER

 SYLER, Joan Gaines, age 86 of Cowan, passed from this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Bailey Manor in Winchester.  Born on Oct. 22, 1927, Jo, as she was lovingly called by family and friends, was born and raised in Estill Springs.  She was the daughter of the late Harold and Ona Mai (Ivey) Gaines.  Upon marring Charles, she moved to Cowan and that soon became home to her.  She was a member of the Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was a constant contributor to the newsletter where she was known as the “Church Mouse.” Playing Bridge and the members of those clubs were an important factor in her life.  She was an excellent seamstress and was known across many counties for her curtains and beautiful cross-stitch items. She may have been most famous for her pecan pies and delivering those to friends and families in need. Her pride and joy was being able to tell everyone that she was the great-grandmother of triplets.  She made a long-time request of donating her body to science and therefore has requested that no flowers be sent on her behalf but that contributions may be made to the Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the Cowan Railroad Museum. Mrs. Syler was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wayne Syler.  Survivors include her two sons, Alan Wayne Syler of Chattanooga and Kevin William (Kathy) Syler of Cowan; granddaughters, Shea Marie Syler and Patricia J. (John) Limbaugh; great-grandchildren, Anna, Ivey, and Luke Limbaugh; and sisters, Bonnie Gaines Fletcher of Estill Springs, and Margaret Gains Downing of Clearwater, Fla. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 206 Cowan St. W., Cowan, Tenn., 37318.   Memorial services will follow on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bobby Hancock and Rev. Harry Greene officiating.  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

 PEGGY ANN ROLLINS

 ROLLINS, Peggy Ann, age 64 of Winchester, passed from this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014.  A native of Franklin County, she was a 1968 graduate of Franklin County High School.  She was an active member of the Winchester Branch of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed traveling, genealogy, basket weaving and crafts.  She will be remembered as a very friendly, outgoing and social person who once spent over an hour talking on the telephone to a “wrong number.”  She was preceded in death by her father, W.C. ”Buster” Ayers and a son, Steven Victor Rollins. She is survived by two sons, James E. (Patricia) Rollins III of Heber Springs, Ariz. and Joshua D. (Sandy) Rollins of Winchester; mother, Annie Ruth Ayers of Winchester; granddaughter, Shaina Ashleigh Ronjan; great-granddaughter, Lakshmi Ronjan; sister, Mechelle Wilkerson of Murfreesboro; brothers, Floyd (Linda) Ayers of Winchester and Phillip (Brenda) Ayers of New Market, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews.  The family received friends on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. The funeral ceremony followed on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North funeral Home. Interment was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Rollins’ nephews served 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.

 ROBERT LYLE CUSTER

 CUSTER, Robert Lyle, age 86 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home while surrounded by his family and friends.  A native of Monteagle, he was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ at Winchester.  He was a retired security guard and served at Arnold Air Force Base until his retirement.  Mr. Custer was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude Lappin Custer and his father, Henry Jacob Custer.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Margaret Wiseman Custer; three daughters, Margaret Lyle (Douglas) Downs of Sparta, Melissa Custer of Huntsville, Ala. and Melba Custer of Lexington, Ky.; sister, Frances Long of Cowan; brother, Archie L. Custer of Winchester; grandchildren, Lyndsay Overton of Nashville and David Downs and Jonathan Lyle Downs, both of Cookeville; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Hayley, Tierra and Abby Grace.  Visitation with the family was held on Tuesday April 22, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. The funeral ceremony was conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Ed Boggess officiating.  Interment followed in the Winchester Memorial Park in Winchester 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.

 PATRICIA BOBO CAMP

 CAMP, Patricia Bobo, age 73 of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence. A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late Ben O. Bobo and Leta Stewart Bobo. She was a retired schoolteacher at Tullahoma High School. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Pat enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, reading, traveling, Eastern Star, UMW, cooking, family get-togethers and she loved music and dancing. She and her sister, Helen Price, had a business together called Designs by Bobo Flowering Arranging. She is survived by her two sons, Tony Camp and his wife Susan and David Camp and his wife Anita, both of Lynchburg; nephew, Perry Price and his wife Suzette of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Helen Bobo Price and her husband Gerald of Fayetteville; granddaughters, Kelsey and Kyleigh; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Camp. The family received friends during visitation on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. A.J.  Alderman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund. Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy., Lynchburg, TN in charge of arrangements, 759-4444, www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com

 GREGORY ALAN BROWN

 BROWN, Gregory Alan, age 55, of Winchester, passed away suddenly at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester on Sunday, April 20, 2014.  Mr. Brown was born in Winchester, to Frances Tatum Brown and the late Cecil Brown.  His favorite hobby was watching UT football.  Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father, Cecil “Papa” Brown and brother, Chuck Brown.  He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Brown of Winchester; mother, Frances Brown of Winchester; sister, Yvonne (Tommy) Mahaffa of Tullahoma; niece, Brandi Brown of Estill Springs; and nephew, Brian Brown of Winchester.  No services are scheduled at this time.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grantfuneralservices.net Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Rd., Estill Springs, TN 37330, 649-3585 in charge of arrangements.

 YATES, Thomas Allen, age 68 of Sewanee, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Cumberland Funeral Home.

 SMITH, George L. Jr. M.D., age 71, died of natural causes in his home on Friday April 17, 2014, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Obits in April 29 edition

 BURTON M. “MELVIN” AUSPITZ

 AUSPITZ, Burton M. “Melvin,” age 83 of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at TVHCS, York Campus, Murfreesboro.  Mr. Auspitz was born in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of the late Charles and Ray Grosnoff Auspitz.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served ten years of active duty.  He is survived by one son, Andy Auspitz of Manchester; three daughters, Glenda Buchanan and her husband Doug of Manchester, Tina Auspitz of Michigan and Carla Norbitt of Washington; one sister, Phyllis Auspitz Cohen of Hatfield, Penn.; nine grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, plus one on the way; three great great-grandchildren, plus two on the way; several nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania; also the staff and patients on CLC West at the VA Nursing Home in Murfreesboro. Mr. Auspitz loved to travel, raise horses, play solitaire and watch John Wayne movies.  He was a diehard Seattle Sea Hawks fan. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans Administration. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 WANZA ALETHA CAPSHAW

 CAPSHAW, Wanza Aletha, age 80, of Normandy, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Edna Woosley Smith.  Mrs. Capshaw was a homemaker and member of the Roberts Chapel Baptist Church.  She enjoyed flower gardening and camping.  She and her husband, the late Wendell Alan Capshaw, were members of the Gold Wing Club and enjoyed touring the United States on their motorcycles. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Bruce Alan Capshaw; one daughter, Pamela Jean Phillips; and four brothers, Claude, Clyde, Clayton and Carl Smith. She is survived by one daughter, Karen Page and her fiancé, Ron Russ of Manchester; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family was held on Friday, April 25, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Rhoton and Bro. Bill Bynum officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 MARGARET “MARGE” MAY HARMON

 HARMON, Margaret “Marge” May, age 58 of Tullahoma, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Mrs. Harmon, a native of Chicago, Ill., was the daughter of the late Ralph and Dolly Zozo Christman.  She was a waitress and had worked at Cracker Barrel in Manchester.  She was of the Catholic faith.  Mrs. Harmon enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She loved everyone and everyone loved her.  She enjoyed cooking, playing the lottery and posting on Facebook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Christman Jr. and Leonard Christman.  She is survived by her husband, Rodney Harmon of Tullahoma; one son, Rodney Harmon Jr. and his wife, Tonya of Ashland City; one daughter, Marie Harmon of Tullahoma; one brother, Stewart Christman and his wife, Gayle of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters, Geraldine Hevner and her husband, Keith of Manchester and Sharon Christman of Chicago; four grandchildren and one on the way; Xeven, David, Kassondra and Robert; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Ezra and Zoey; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the memorial fund at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 HAROLD CONLEY BROWN

 BROWN, Harold Conley, age 34 of Hillsboro, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Medical Center of Manchester.  He was an assistant manager at O’Reilly Auto Parts. He loved spending time with his girls, four-wheeling and hunting.  He was previously a member of the Cowan, Capital Hill and Decherd Fire Depts. and was currently an active member of the Hillsboro Fire Dept.  He is survived by his wife, Michelle Brown; three daughters, Haley Jean Brown, Dixie Skyy Brown and Kerry Ruth Brown, all of Hillsboro; brother, Ken (Leanna) Brown of Manchester; parents, Harold E. and Deborah Brown; and nephew, Lee (Margaret) Brown.  Visitation with the family was held on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Monday, April 28, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rudy Wilkinson officiating.  Interment will follow 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

 JOHN NELSON WRIGHT JR.

 WRIGHT, John Nelson Jr., age 88 of Belvidere, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was a general contractor and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Preceding him in death were his parents, John Nelson Wright, Sr. and Laura Vinyard Wright. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Powers Wright of Belvidere; son, John R. (Brenda) Wright of Winchester; daughter, Karen W. (Ricky) Taylor of Belvidere; grandchildren, Laura (Dr. Brett) Ferrell of Manchester, Daniel Wright, Tyler Wright, Cameron Taylor and Carmen Taylor, all of Winchester.  Visitation with the family was held on Monday, April 28, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Winchester City Cemetery.  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

 YATES, Thomas Allen, age 68 of Sewanee, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Cumberland Funeral Home.

 SMITH, George L. Jr. M.D., age 71, died of natural causes in his home on Friday April 17, 2014, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

 obits in May 2 edition  

MARVIN “MARV” LEO FORTE, Jr.

 FORTE, Marvin “Marv” Leo Jr., age 81, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on July 18, 1932, in Estill Springs, the son of the late Josephine Arnold Forte (d.1994) and Marvin Leo Forte (d.1942), both of Estill Springs. Marv was a retired systems analyst with the FAA in southern N.J., where he lived for 40 years. He was an avid bridge player and achieved Life Master status in 1998, and later, Silver Life Master. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie in 1986, and sister ,Joyce in 2012. He is survived by three brothers, Richard, Kenneth and Louis; two sons, Charles and Marvin; two daughters, Renee and Barbara Jo: six grandchildren, Rachael, Jonathan, Heather, Matthew, Michael and Jessica; six great-grandchildren; and many dear friends. Private funeral services will be conducted in Smithville, N.J. and in Winchester, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation may be made to the American Red Cross, or make a blood donation in his honor. Marvin was a perennial member of the “Gallon Club” of the Atlantic County Blood Bank program.  

 HOWARD A. HILL

 HILL, Howard A., age 82 of Hillsboro, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Joe and Hassie McKelvey Hill.  He was a salesman for Purity Dairies and was a member of the Pentecostal Church.  He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He also enjoyed farming and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe L, Odis and Lawrence Hill and one sister, Jewell Stevens. Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Henley Hill of Hillsboro; one son, James Carter Hill and his wife, Debra of Hillsboro; one daughter, Arlene Campbell and her husband, Ray of Hillsboro; three grandsons, Josh Campbell and his wife, Laura of Fayetteville and Jeremy and Cody Hill of Tracy City; one great-grandson, Chevy L. Hill of Monteagle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Shrum and Bro. Vernon Wagner officiating. Interment followed in the Baker Cemetery. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 GLENNA SUE WOODALL

 WOODALL, Glenna Sue, age 81 of Decherd, passed from this life on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her home. She was born on March 20, 1933, in the Roarks Cove Community, the daughter of the late Walter and Vivian (Long) Gipson. Mrs. Woodall was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Woodall; son, Phillip Tony Woodall; and sister, Nema Ruth Hill.
Survivors include her two sons, Paul Duane Woodall and Perry (Beverly) Woodall, both of Decherd; daughter, Pamela Gail Woodall Floyd of Decherd; sister, Anita (Johnny) Henley of Decherd; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and loving caregivers, Sally Bradford and Heather Brown. The family received friends during visitation held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on  Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Merle Mead officiating. Serving as pallbearers were, Bradley Woodall, John Floyd, Mark Mahaffey, Carlin Hill, Teddy Henley and Tyler Henley. Interment 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

 JEANETTE HILL PEARSON

 PEARSON, Jeanette Hill, age 73 of Huntland, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.  She was born on June 6, 1940, in Huntland, the daughter of the late Joe C. and Ada (Toney) Hill.  Mrs. Pearson was preceded in death by her brother, Harvey Ray and sister, Verna Jo Hill. Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Pearson, Sr.; son, Charles E. (Christina) Pearson, Jr. of Chatsworth, Ga.; daughter, Debbie (Jackie) Whitaker of Flintville; brother, Ralph Hill of Hobart, Ind.; sister, Vena Green of Huntland; and granddaughter, Jacklyn Whitaker of Flintville. The family will receive friends during visitation on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Serving as pallbearers will be, Charles Pearson, Tony Green, Henry Green, Bill Hill, R.B. Ray, Dalton Steele and Seth Holloway.  Interment will follow in the Moore Memorial Cemetery in Huntland.  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

Obits in May 6 edition  

CLYDIE E. FERRELL

 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.

 EUGENE “WOOWOO” ERIC CARR

 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

 JOHNNY B. SCHARBER

 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.

 LOLA TUCKER ROWLAND

 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

Obits in May 9 edition 

REITA ANNE PAPLANUS FRANCO

 FRANCO, Reita Anne Paplanus, an 80 year-old native of Winchester, and longtime resident of Mobile, Ala., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. Reita was born in Sewanee on Aug. 3, 1933, and grew up in Winchester where she attended grade school and high school and served as president of the Beta Club and editor of the yearbook, “The Rebel,” was senior class reporter, was a member of the student council and Spanish, Dramatic and Press clubs. She was chosen DAR Medallist in her senior year. She attended the University of Wisconsin for one year and then transferred to the University of Alabama where she was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and president of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. She graduated with honors in 1955. Early in her career, Mrs. Franco served as a buyer for Davison’s Department Store in Atlanta, Ga. Upon moving to Mobile, Ala. in 1976, she began a 28-year career as a travel agent. Reita was a member of the Springhill Avenue Temple where she was a longstanding member of the board. She also served on the boards of the Jewish Community Center and the Mobile Jewish Welfare Fund. Mrs. Franco was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Morris Franco, her parents, Isidore and Fannie Garber Paplanus and her sister, Charlotte Dreifuss. She is survived by her three sons, Alan Franco (Diane), Paul Franco (Leslie), and Bryan Franco; brother, Dr. Samuel H. Paplanus; grandchildren, Justin Franco, Max Franco, and Eli Franco; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted from the Springhill Avenue Temple. Interment was in the Springhill Avenue Temple Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Springhill Avenue Temple, 1769 Spring Hill Ave., Mobile, AL 36607 or to the Mobile Jewish Film Festival, 273 Azalea Road, Ste. 1-219, Mobile, AL 36609, or to the Henry S. Jacobs Camp, 3863, Morrison Road, Utica, MS 39175.

 CHARLES JEFFREY MILLER

 MILLER, Charles Jeffrey, age 52, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Johnson City, TN. He was born on March 26, 1962, in Winchester, the son of the late Clyde Rufus Miller and Doris Joan McKnight Miller.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Miller.  He is survived by his sisters, Renee (Mark) Bohannan and Tawnya (Mike) Clark of Winchester; nieces, April (Benjamin) Scott, Amy (Brandon) Seagroves and Kelsey Bohannan; and nephews, John and David Clark. Graveside services were conducted on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. 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

 LAVENA FAYE WEAVER PEAVYHOUSE

 PEAVYHOUSE, Lavena Faye Weaver, age 56 of Estill Springs, passed away into rest on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was a dental hygienist with Estill Springs Family Dentistry and was a member of the American Dental Association and the Dental Hygiene Association. She was a member of the New Brick Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Finney Weaver, sister, Loretta Kay Weaver and brother, Jeffrey Clay Weaver. She is survived by her loving husband, Col. Martin George Peavyhouse- USAF Ret. of Estill Springs;  daughter, Rebecca M. Burgraff and her husband Joe of Estill Springs; son, Anthony M. Peavyhouse of Estill Springs; father, James C. Weaver and his wife Susie of Estill Springs; mother-in-law, Elizabeth A. Peavyhouse of  Crossville; six grandchildren, Jacob Micciche, Emily Micciche, Isabella Peavyhouse, Brayden Alford, Joe Burgraff, Jr. and Micah Burgraff; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Finney and Brother Bill Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the Ronald McDonald House. Central Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1005, Manchester, TN 37349, 723-7774 in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to the family at Centralfuneralhome.com

 VIOLA EVANS

 EVANS, Viola, age 99 of Winchester, passed from this life on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Willows of Winchester.  She was born on March 25, 1915, in Cowan, the daughter of the late Polk and Nannie (Tucker) Finchum.  Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, Fate Lee Evans, Sr., daughter, Betty Sowell and son, Jimmy Barton Evans. Survivors include her two sons, Robert (Reba) Evans of Estill Springs and Fate (Faye) Evans, Jr. of Hendersonville; daughters, Aline Hill of Winchester, Nadine (Ernest) Parker of Old Hickory, Becky Cole of Madison and Marilyn (Larry) Noble of Seymour; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. The family received friends during visitation held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Winston Tipps officiating. 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

 DOROTHY MARIE COPE CARTER

 CARTER, Dorothy Marie Cope, age 86 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at her residence.  Mrs. Carter worked for Genesco and was a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her parents, Norris and Mary Jane Trussell Cope, Sr.; husband, Velton C. Carter; son, Stephen C. Carter; sister, Mildred Cope Garrett; and brother, Norris Cope, Jr.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her son, Bobby W. (Judy) Carter of Panama City, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Carter; grandchildren, Matt (Beth) Carter of Belvidere, Mark Carter of Flat Creek, and Hunter Carter of Sewanee, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, Dylan and Alyssa of Shelbyville.   Visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decherd.  Graveside funeral services followed at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd with Bro. Benny Benjamin officiating.  Serving as pallbearers were: Matthew Carter, Mark Carter, Dylan Carter, Bob Carter, Johnny Carter and Gary Carter.  Honorary pallbearers were, Pete Williams, Hunter Carter and Greg Cope.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the First Baptist Church of 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

 LORENE CARROLL

 CARROLL, Lorene, age 88 of Decherd, passed away on Monday May 5, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family.  During her working years she worked at the ball factory, Mrs. Owens bedspread factory and, during the war at Camp Forrest in the laundry department.  She will be remembered as a happy person who loved to laugh, for her gentle demeanor, her kindness toward others and her selfless love for her family and her church.  No matter what circumstance arose, she was always the same.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Carroll, her mother, Bessie Tankersley and her father, William Toliver Rolman.  She is survived by her daughters, Valerie (Tony) Moore of Huntland, Susan (Jimmy) McBee of Sewanee and Rena (Larry) Ralston of Winchester; son Terry W. Carroll of Decherd; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren with a seventh expected in September; a sister, Nancy Shealy; and brother, Howard Rolman. Visitation with the family was held on Wednesday May 7, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. The funeral service was conducted on Thursday May 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Sanders officiating.  Her remains were laid to rest beside her husband at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd.  Serving as pallbearers were, Jason and Devon Rolman, Ryan Steele, Chris Morris, Terry Burns and Jacob McCreary. 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.

 ANNIE RUTH FRANCIS

 FRANCIS, Annie Ruth, The book of life closed for Mrs. Annie Ruth Francis age 80, on May 5, 2014. She was born to Ernest and Annie Simmons on Oct. 8, 1933, in Winchester. She married Larman Francis, Jr. on Oct. 2, 1949. She was a member of the Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church in the Decherd Community. It was there, that she also served on the Mother Board.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda (Bobby) Tate. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Larman Francis, Jr.; children, Patricia (Pearlie) Grey of Decherd, Jerry (Hattie) Francis of Manchester and Renae (Brian) Holman of Decherd; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; foster siblings, James Rowe, Annie Faye Childress, Dewey Rowe, Richard Rowe and Margaret Battles; brothers-in-law, Clark (Earline) Francis and Ben (Juanita) Francis; and sister-in-law, Janie (Kevin) Corn. She also leaves behind a special longtime friend, Betty Jo Rowe. Visitation with the family was held on Thursday May 8, 2014, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Elk River Tabernacle in Winchester. The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Elk River Tabernacle. Her body was laid to rest in Franklin Memorial Gardens 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.

 ROGER G. WHETSEL

 WHETSEL, Roger G., age 75, of Winchester, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma.  A native of Coffee County, Mr. Whetsel was a remarkable man of numerous interests and talents.  He was a member of the Capital Hill Church of Christ where he taught a pre-teen class.  He retired from AEDC in 2011 where he was an electrical engineer. He was a senior judge of the National Waterski Association and had participated in national competitions.  His children will remember him as their coach and teacher as he led them to also become water ski champions while being a loving, caring and patient father.  He loved history and was a devoted student of theology.  His life was dedicated and committed to increasing his own knowledge and he took great pride in studying and sharing all he had and knew with others.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.  He went on to earn two master’s degrees, one in industrial engineering from Perdue and a second in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee.  With his life-long unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom, Mr. Whetsel made a mark on this world that will never be forgotten.  He became an iconic example of perseverance, inspiring all those around him with thought provoking comments, questions and influences even as life presented many challenges to him in his later years.  His famous words that will be remembered always were, “We think we want money; what we really want is peace.” Mr. Whetsel was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Lucille Girton Whetsel and his father, Woodrow W. Whetsel.  He is survived by his adoring wife of 50 years, Sharon Bagley Whetsel of Winchester; daughters, Rhonda Schmitt of Mt. Vernon, Ind. and Angie Whetsel of Winchester; sons, Kirby (Linda) Whetsel of Manchester and David Whetsel of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; sister, Mary Beth Spencer of Westfield, Ind.; and brother, Dana (Margie) Whetsel of Oceanside, Calif.  Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Thursday at the Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. The life of Roger Whetsel will be celebrated and remembered on Friday May 9, 2014 at 6 p.m. from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Lyle Starnes and Matt Hastings officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Roger Whetsel Tennessee State Waterski Scholarship Fund or make a blood donation to the American Red Cross.  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.

CURTIS, Linda Faye, age 47 of Tracy City, died May 7, 2014. A private memorial service was held. Foster and Lay Funeral Home.

Obits in May 13 edition

 

WILLIAM GRANVILLE REED

 REED, William Granville, age 73 of Huntland, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.  He was born on Jan. 15, 1941, in Huntland.  He worked as a farmer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Linda Reed, and daughter, Connie Sue Reed. Survivors include his sons, William “J.D.” (Rosa Lee) Reed of Boynton Beach, Fla., William Glen Reed and Michael Scott Reed, both of Huntland; daughter, Jean (Shannon) Layne of Pelham; brothers, James Reed, Lloyd Reed and Dick Reed, all of Winchester; sister, Dorothy Allen of Elora; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends during visitation held on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Robertson and Rev. Rob Collins officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Huntland. 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

 RONNIE S. RUTLEDGE

 RUTLEDGE, Ronnie S., age 65, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Mr. Rutledge, a native of Lincoln County, is the son of Wallace Sanford Rutledge and Mabel Eva Farrar Rutledge of Petersburg.  He was a truck driver and enjoyed his pets, playing guitar and banjo as well as watching TV. Mr. Rutledge was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Rutledge.  He is survived by his mother, Mabel Eva Rutledge of Peterburg; three daughters, Vivian Rutledge of Manchester, Audrey Rutledge of Manchester and Amanda Sutton and her husband Ernie of Shelbyville; one sister, Peggy Dunivan and her husband James of Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Foster Cemetery in Lincoln County. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 NARVLEEN DODSON JUDGE

 JUDGE, Narvleen Dodson, age 84, of Winchester, departed this life on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester following a brief illness.  She was born on Jan. 27, 1930, in Huntland, to the late Oscar and Annie Henshaw Dodson.  Mrs. Judge was a Baptist and last attended Keith Springs Baptist Church.  Before becoming a full time homemaker, Mrs. Judge was employed for several years as a teacher’s aide and had also worked at Genesco for a short time. She loved the outdoors and watching the squirrels and birds in her yard.  Most of all, she was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.  She is survived by her husband, Ray Judge of Winchester; sons, Victor Judge of Nashville and Larry Judge and wife Kathy of Winchester; grandchildren; Katie Copeland and husband Drew of Murfreesboro and Kaley Judge of Winchester; sister, Ventrice Yokley of Winchester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A graveside service was held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at the Owens Chapel Cemetery in Winchester with Bro. Johnny Ray Bradford officiating.  Donations may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, Animal Harbor at P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN  37398. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grantfuneralservices.net Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Rd., Estill Springs, TN 37330, 649-3585 in charge of arrangements.

 SAMUEL GRANT BOWLING

 BOWLING, Samuel Grant, age 66, of Winchester, departed this life on Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness.  Mr. Bowling was born on Feb. 14, 1948 in Sewanee to the late Sam and Lila Grant Bowling. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winchester.  Mr. Bowling was employed for approximately 37 years as an X-Ray Technician.  His last employment was with Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee.  His favorite hobbies were collecting antique cars and tractors.  Mr. Bowling will be remembered as a loving and caring brother and uncle.  He is survived by his brother, Edward Bowling and wife, Christine of Winchester; sister, Faye Carter and husband Joe of Winchester; and four nieces and nephews, Cristy Bowling, David Hoffmeister, Dianna Sheely and Philip Hoffmeister.  A graveside funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with Hospice Chaplin Jack Nichols officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in Mr. Bowling’s memory to the First United Methodist Church in Winchester or to the Franklin County Historical Society at P.O. Box 130, Winchester, TN  37398.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grantfuneralservices.net Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Rd., Estill Springs, TN 37330, 649-3585 in charge of arrangements.

 ESTHER WIMBERLY LAXSON

 LAXSON Esther Wimberly, age 92 of Winchester passed away Saturday May 10, 2014, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.  A native of Franklin County, she had worked during the war years at a defense plant.  She spent most of her life as a homemaker raising her children.  She was an independent woman who lived on her own until the last 18 months when her health began to fail.   She will be remembered as an excellent cook and for her gardening and sewing skills, but especially for her unique crocheting creations. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Providence United Methodist Church.  The family received friends during visitation held on Monday May 12, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. A graveside funeral service followed on Monday April 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Watson-North Memorial Park.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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