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obituaries May 13th 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.

 obituaries May 16th edition

CARRIE LEE

OSBORN

 

OSBORN, Carrie Lee, age 70 of Tullahoma, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Lynchburg Nursing Center. A native of Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Earl C. and Martha B. Smith Simpson.  Mrs. Osborn was a homemaker who enjoyed camping, gardening, reading, baking and making jewelry.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Simpson and one sister, Louise Coley. Mrs. Osborn is survived by her husband, Jerry Joe Osborn of Tullahoma; two daughters, Terri Campbell and her husband, Phillip of Manchester and Donna Osborn Clark and her husband, Robert of Greenwood, Ind.; four brothers, Walter Simpson of Noblesville, Ind., Wade Simpson and his wife, Kathy of Gallatin, Wayne Simpson and his wife, Juanita of Indianapolis, Ind. and James Simpson of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sisters, Callie Robins of Mooresville, Ind., Emma Sutton of Monrovia, Ind., Beulah Simpson of Indianapolis, Ind. and Sandy Gailbreath and her husband, Paul of Martinsville, Ind.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Restoration Baptist Church, 1605 E. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN, with Bro. Daniel Boyd officiating. In addition, memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Central Christian Church, 1006 W. 3rd St., Marion, Ind. with Pastor Donald Smothers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations may be made in her honor 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.

 

BILLY JOE HUBER

 

HUBER, Billy Joe, age 62 of Winchester, passed from this life on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.  He was born on Nov. 19, 1951, in Winchester, the son of the late Fred and Loma May (Gilliam) Huber.  He worked at Wilton Corporation for over 30 years, was the owner of Huber Market and most recently, he was the manager at the Kroger Fuel Center.  He loved to fish, talk, listen to country music and the outdoors. Survivors include his daughter, Hanna (Alex) Huber Sanders of Winchester; grandson, Jaxon Sanders; brother, Fred Allen Huber of Hillsboro; nephews, Cody Huber of Hillsboro, and Troy Huber of Winchester; niece, Tia Huber of Decherd; and former wife, Glenda Huber of Winchester. The family received friends during visitation held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Memorial services were conducted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel.  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

 

BONITA BELL

RABY BURTON

ROGERS

 

ROGERS, Bonita Bell Raby Burton, age 86 of Lynchburg, passed from this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma.  She was born on Dec. 10, 1927, in Lynchburg, the daughter of the late Willis Shofner and Lorena (Allen) Raby.  She worked in the bottling house at Jack Daniels Distillery and she was a member of the Mulberry Church of Christ. Bonita was preceded in death by her husband, Harry T. Burton and husband, James A. “Jim” Rogers; a daughter, Peggy Gattis; a son, Jerry Burton; sister, Mary Burton; and two brothers, Oliver and A.J. Raby.  Survivors include her two sons, Harry “Bug” (Virginia) Burton, Jr. of Mulberry and Terry (Cynthia) Burton of Lynchburg; four daughters, Marie Gattis of Lynchburg, Dorothy Heird of Lebanon, Betty Sue (Freddie) Hickson of Shelbyville and Gracie Birdsong Hunt of Pulaski; sister, Deloris Smith of Shelbyville; and two brothers, Aulden Raby and Felton Raby, both of Moore County. The family received friends during visitation held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Leo Bachard officiating. Interment followed in the Lynchburg Cemetery in Lynchburg.  Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181 Majors Blvd., Lynchburg, TN, 37352 in charge of arrangements, 759-4552

 

MARGARET

ELIZABETH

MORRIS

 

MORRIS, Margaret Elizabeth, age 83 of Sherwood, passed from this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her home.  She was born on Oct. 23, 1930, in Sinking Cove, the daughter of the late James Thomas and Eliza Elizabeth (Willis) Morris.  Margaret loved to crochet.  She worked at Shaw Industries as a carpet mill yarn operator. She was preceded in death by sisters, Amy Stubblefield, Jennie Frances Morris and Willie T. Perry and brothers, Cal Russell Morris and James Paul Morris.  Survivors include her sisters, Elaster Sells of Sinking Cove, Flora Rogers of Stevenson, Ala., Lois Cunningham of Sherwood, Martha Bowen of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. and Jimmie Steele of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends during visitation held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Winton officiating. Interment followed in the Cumberland 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

 

MARY NOBLE

ANGEL BENNETT

 

BENNETT, Mary Noble Angle (Mrs. Charles V.), known as “Mimi” to her grandchildren, died on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Life Care Center, Tullahoma, TN.  She was born on Feb. 21, 1921, in Rockingham, N.C., the daughter of Constantine (Enie) and Edna Angel. She was united in marriage to Charles V. (Chuck) Bennett of Alexandria, Ind. on May 21, 1944.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1992. In addition, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Verell of Hampton, Va. and a brother, Charles Angel, of Greensboro, N.C. Mary Noble received her bachelor’s degree in music at Greensboro College and continued to make music a significant part of her life.  In addition to teaching music at East Junior High and Bel-Aire Elementary School, she taught piano privately to many area children.  She also provided accompaniment for many high school, church and civic music performances.  Her greatest passion, however, was her 40 years as organist at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church until failing eyesight forced her retirement in 2003.  She was later named Organist Emeritus at a special dedication ceremony at the church. Mary Noble had an unwavering faith in God, and she was a long-time member of St. Barnabas.  She was also a member of the AEDC Woman’s Club, the Tullahoma Civic Choir and the Community Concert Choir. She is survived by her three sons and their spouses, Chip (Rosalyn)Bennett of Palestine, Texas, Doug (Cathy) Bennett of Tullahoma and Greg (Peri) Bennett of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, Scott and Katie Bennett of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Alicia Halbert (Jim) of Waco, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Reid and Kathryn Halbert of Waco, Texas. One thing not widely known about Mary Noble was her involvement during and after World War II as an aeronautical draftsman.  She spent the war years working for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.  Her favorite duty with the war effort was her work in drafting blueprints for the B-36 bomber; as her children fondly poked fun at her that it was the only bomber in the U.S. Air Force with its six engines designed to be attached backward. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. A private family burial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, and a celebration of life memorial service planned for a later date.  Memorials may be made to the St. Barnabas Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 

DONNA M.

STANLEY BREMER

 

BREMER, Donna M. Stanley, age 71, of Fayetteville, passed away into the arms of her Savior on Sunday morning, May 11, 2014. She was born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Columbia, Mo. to Matilda (Mae) and Eulis A.(Alvy) Crane. Mrs. Bremer was a proud ”Kewpie,” having graduated from Hickman High School at that  location and served on reunion committees for many years until 2001, when at her 40th class reunion she was reacquainted with her high school sweetheart, Rev. George W. Bremer, and that former romance was rekindled resulting in their marriage on Oct. 7, 2006. Donna and her husband joined the membership of Charity Baptist Church shortly after she gave her life over to Jesus and was baptized in Lynchburg. Mrs. Bremer was as devoted to her new church family as she was to her husband and she loved everyone completely and unconditionally. Mrs. Bremer served 37 years in the banking business until her retirement and then continued working in other pursuits for a short time. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son, Kevin C. Stanley (Kim) of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Sue Pruessner of Arizona; step-children, Paul Bremer of St. Joseph, Mo., Jacqueline Burton (Eddie) of Lynchburg, James R. and Jason R. (Stephanie) of Woodville, Ala. and Rachel Thrasher (Brandon) of Dutton, Ala.; and the grandchildren she was so devoted to, Nick Stanley, Alexandria Stanley, Jaxson and Carson Bremer, McKenzie, Mason and Murphy Thrasher, Victoria, Olivia and Samantha Bremer, Lucas and Lane Bremer, and Jocelyn, Jacey, Juley and Jessica Burton. Mrs. Bremer and her husband shared in accepting all and their own and loved them as their own. Mrs. Bremer is also survived by numerous and devoted friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, and of course, her church family. Of special note is her very special and lifelong friend Pamela Seibert (Frank) of Columbia, Mo. and her precious mother-in-law, Jane R. Jeffries of Columbia, Mo. The family received friends during visitation held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Hale officiating. Interment followed in the Lynchburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charity Baptist Church Children’s Ministries or to the building fund. Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy., Lynchburg, TN in charge of arrangements, 759-4444. Send online condolences to www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com.

DOROTHY MARIE

COPE CARTER

 

CARTER, Dorothy Marie Cope, age 86 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 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.  The family wishes to express special thanks to her loving caregivers, Kim Walker and Nancy Carter.
 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 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.  Serving as 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

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DEMPLE LENORA

JUDKINS SEWELL

 

SEWELL, Demple Lenora Judkins, age 81 of Winchester, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.  She was born on March 21, 1933, in Sparta, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Clara Bell (Cantrell) Judkins.  She was a member of the Winchester First Baptist Church and was retired after a 30-year career with the U.S. Government, ending at Arnold Air Force Station, Tullahoma, TN.  Mrs. Sewell was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Judkins and a sister, Mildred McCreary. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Bobby Sewell; son, Richard (Abigail) Sewell of Winchester; daughters, Diana (Tom) Paul of Madison, AL and Cheryl (David) Gee of Brentwood; and grandchildren, Adam Gee, Andrew Gee and Austin Gee, all of Brentwood and River Crane, Chandler Sewell and Summer Sewell, all of Winchester. The family received friends during visitation on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation, or to the Franklin County Historical Society. 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 20th edition

LILLIE MAE

MORGAN

 

MORGAN, Lillie Mae, age 71 of Tullahoma, passed from this life on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  She was born on Oct. 6, 1942, in Winchester, the daughter of the late James L. and Mursey D. (Smith) Riddle.  She worked in assembly at Wilson Sporting Goods. Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy E. Morgan and a brother, Joseph L. “Sonny Boy” Riddle. Survivors include her son, Donald (Melanie) Morgan of Lynchburg; daughters, Connie (Tim) Crawford of Lynchburg, Sherry (Cliff) Ammons of Lynchburg, Cindy (Marlon) Davis of Lynchburg and Misty (George) Marshall  of Lynchburg; brothers, James  Edward (Brenda) Riddle of Tullahoma, Howard (Peggy) Riddle of Winchester, Dale (Debbie) Riddle of Lynchburg, Dean (Burma) Riddle of Winchester, Richard (Dena) Riddle of Lynchburg and Terry (Melissa) Riddle of Lynchburg; sisters, Velma (Buddy) Bell of Lynchburg and Sandra (Rick) Mott; grandchildren, Brad (Peige) Morgan, Amy (Petie) Clark, Jessica (James) Darnell, Holly Crawford, Derek (Ashley) Davis, Lori (Timmy) Parks, Brittany Ammons, Diana (Eric) Green, Heather Ammons, Tori Marshall, Junior Marshall, and Gavin Marshall; great-grandchildren, Morgan Morris, Madelyn Paige, Paisley Mae Morgan, Laycee Mae Clark, Lilly Parks, Angler Davis, Kaydence Darnell and Ava Deason; 30 nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles. The family received friends during visitation held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Highland Ridge Cemetery 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

 

NORMAN R.

MORRIS

 

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MORRIS, Norman R., age 69 of Winchester, departed from this life suddenly on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home.  Mr. Morris was a member of the Way of The Cross Baptist Church.  He was a contractor for many years before retiring.  He was a fisherman and was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 48 years, Marie Morris.  He was preceded in death by his father, James Alex Morris; mother, Nellie M. Morris; brothers, A.J. Morris, Bill Morris, Dennis Morris and Buford Morris. Survivors include his wife, Marie; son, Robbie Morris; daughter, Lisa (Charles) Clark of Winchester; two grandchildren, Savannah Bishop, age 21 of North Carolina and Alex Amos, age 10 of Fayetteville; brothers, James Morris of Decherd, Kenneth (JoAnn) Morris of Scottsboro, Ala., Buck (Tammie) Morris of Winchester and Truman (Nell) Morris of Palm Springs, Calif.; sisters, Leona Boanna of New Port, Wash., Barbara (Marvin) Stubblefield of Elkmont, Ala., Fannie (Charles) Bolden of Estill Springs, Glinda Morris of Huntsville, Ala., Linda (Mickey) Little of Madison, Ala., Geneva (Johnny) Robinson of Dutton, Ala. and Amy Cox of Spring Hill; and many nieces and nephews. The family received friends during visitation held on Monday, May 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in the 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

 

LEWIS EARL

SCOTT

 

SCOTT, Lewis Earl, age 90 of Pelham, passed from this life on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  He was born on Feb. 4, 1924, in Pelham, the son of the late James Daniel and Frankie (Cox) Scott.  He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of  World War II.  Mr. Scott was a truck driver. Lewis was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Shane Scott and a sister, Leslie Watson.  Survivors include his sons, Lewis Edwin “Eddie” (Christine) Scott of Estill Springs and James Fredrick “Freddie” Scott of Pelham; daughter, Sharon Gay (Frankie) Nunley of Pelham; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Inez Watson. The family will receive friends during visitation on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel in Winchester.  Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Troy Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Warren Cemetery, Pelham.  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

 

CARTER

SAMUEL

STEWART

 

STEWART, Carter Samual, age 72 of Winchester, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  A native of Winchester, he was a machinist at AEDC for over 30 years.  He was a farmer who enjoyed fishing, camping and listening to bluegrass music.  Mr. Stewart was a loving father, grandfather and brother.  He was very generous and fun-loving with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Daisy (Davis) Stewart, brothers, Howard (Mary Ruth) Stewart, Jack (Emma Jean) Stewart and Ellis (Mary Ruth Stewart; and sisters, Alma (Raymond) Ballard and Ruby (Carl) Gipson, all of Franklin County.  He is survived by his two children, Samuel Travis (Deana) Stewart and Jennifer Lynnette Hayes; two brothers, Tom (Betty) Stewart and Bruce (Kathryn) Stewart; and four grandchildren, Holden Tyler Spry, Samuel Cole Stewart, Cason Ryan Stewart and Cheyenne Jaden Hayes, all of Franklin County.  Mr. Stewart will also be greatly missed by his dear friends, Dick Chilton, Charlie Attkison, Charlie Shelton, “Taz” Allen Gilmer, Teddy McCallie and Bruce Curtis, and multiple nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Teddy McCallie officiating. Interment followed in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan.  The family received friends during visitation held on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home 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

 

GLADYS

LOUISE

TUCKER

 

TUCKER, Gladys Louise, age 85 of Tullahoma, passed from this life on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Bailey Manor in Winchester.  She was born on May 8, 1929, in Belvidere, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Nola (Majors) Limbaugh.  She was a machine operator at Genesco Shoe and was a member of the College Street Baptist Church of Tullahoma. Mrs. Tucker was the wife of Bro. Cecil Jackson Tucker for 42 years.  She was a wonderful support to him and his ministry.  Bro. Tucker passed away in 1992. In addition to her husband, Louise was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Tucker, brother, J.D. Limbaugh, and sister, Raybelle Turner.  Survivors include her sons, Gary (Linda) Tucker and Mark (Becky) Tucker, both of Tullahoma; daughter, Diane (Eddie) Waller of Tullahoma; brother, Harold (Frieda) Limbaugh of Winchester; and grandchildren, Michael Jason Patrick Waller, Shanna Cochran, Amanda Thompson, Laura Tucker, Tristan Bryan and Randall Tucker; and six great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. The family received friends during visitation held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willie Banks and Rev. Randall Stephens 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

 

 

JOHN

HENRY

PRICE

 

PRICE, John Henry, age 77, of Winchester, departed this life on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  Mr. Price was born on March 4, 1937, in Polk County, Tenn. to the late Arrie and Annie Qualls Price.  Before retiring, Mr. Price was employed for many years as a manager in the clothing industry.  He was of the Baptist Faith and last attended the Elk River Baptist Church. Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Deborah Price of Winchester; sons, Jeremy Price and James Price and wife, Jamie, all of Winchester, daughters, Debbie Cope and husband, Alan and Kay Jones, all of Cleveland, Tenn.;  grandchildren, Josh (Brielle) Jones, Jonathan Cope, Whitney Cope, Kayla (Cody) Whaley, Ellie Rose Price and Jack Riley Price; one great-grandchild, Cason Whaley; brothers, Roscoe Price and Ronnie Price both of Benton, Tenn. and Clyde Price of Washington State; sisters, Arlene Bramlett of Cleveland, Tenn. and Teena Brannan of Benton, Tenn.  Visitation with the family was held on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs. A memorial service was conducted on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Leon Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Elk River Baptist Church Youth Group in c/o Mr. Johnny Seals, P.O. Box 237, Estill Springs, TN  37330 or to the Waterville Baptist Church Youth Group, 3722 Dalton Pike, Cleveland, TN  37323.  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.

 

EDITH MARIE

SMITH ISBELL

 

ISBELL, Edith Marie Smith, age 86, of Estill Springs, departed this life on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, following a brief illness.  Ms. Isbell was born in Union County, Tenn. on Aug. 7, 1927, to the late Henley Sheridan and Eliza Bailey Smith.  She was a member of the Estill Springs Baptist Church. Ms. Isbell retired from Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester after 25 years of employment as a patient representative. When her children were growing up, she was active with the Cub Scouts, Brownie troops, teaching Sunday school classes and all the sports they were active in.  She was known to have a neighborhood “round table” at her home for all of her children’s friends and neighbors. She loved to cook and never measured any ingredients in her cooking and baking. No one left her house hungry and most of the time they took food home with them.  One of her favorite hobbies was reading. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Ms. Edith was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 63 years, Robert Tyson Isbell. She is survived by her son, Howard (Sharon) Isbell of Estill Springs; daughters; Debbie (David) Michael of Tullahoma and Pam (Ken) Turner of Estill Springs; grandchildren; John David (Erin) Michael of Atlanta, Ga., William Joshua (Crystal) Isbell of Norfolk, Va., Westley Kyle Isbell of Estill Springs, Tyson Isbell of Virginia Beach, Va., Megan Marie Turner of Nashville, Tenn., Brandi (Andy) Giel of Estill Springs, Tenn., Chelsea Turner of Nashville and Kristin Turner of Estill Springs; great-grandchildren, Hailey Giel, Trenton Giel, Ansley Giel and Grayson Michael.  A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with Bro. Jim Patton officiating.  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.

 

GEORGE

LAFAYETTE

SMITH, JR., MD

 

SMITH, George Lafayette Jr., MD, age 71, of Santa Rosa, Calif., passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  He is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Nancy Doyle, MD; their two children, Megan Smith and Matthew Smith (Carrie Girvin-Smith); and two grandchildren, Daxton and Dahlia Girvin-Smith, all of Santa Rosa, Calif.  Other survivors include sisters, Rachel O’Neill of Lighthouse Point, Fla. and Laura Stuart of Chevy Chase, Md.; and brother, Thomas A. Smith, MD of Winchester.  He was a third generation physician from Winchester.  He was preceded in death by his father, George L. Smith, MD; mother, Theodora Smith; uncle, Alfred Parker Smith, MD; and grandfather, Will Frank Smith, MD.  He was a graduate of Sewanee Military Academy and University of Tennessee Medical School. He was also a pioneering interventional cardiologist, Hoover Institute Board member and a Vietnam War veteran.  There will be a celebration of life at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Tullahoma.  Contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church in Tullahoma or to Volunteers in Medicine, 855 Dinah Shore Blvd, Ste 21, Winchester, TN  37398.  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

 

WAYNE

HARTMAN

 

HARTMAN, Wayne, age 32 of Tullahoma, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Mr. Hartman, a native of Galveston, Texas, was the son of Charles Kevin Hartman of Houston, Texas and Rhonda and Royce Anderson of Tullahoma. He was a 2000 graduate of Bearden High School in Knoxville where he played football and baseball.  He attended Motlow Community College where he played baseball.  He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, hiking, camping, boating, water skiing, snow skiing, horseback riding and Frisbee golf.  He had a sense of adventure and loved all sports, which he played well. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Charles Ayden Hartman; grandparents, Robert and Joyce Hoffman of Mentone, Ala.; one brother, Robert Anderson of Tullahoma; one step-brother, Christopher Hartman of Houston, Texas; three uncles, Ronnie Hoffman of Guntersville, Ala. and Zack and David Hartman, both of Houston, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma.  Memorial services were conducted on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 CAMPBELL, Bob Alton, age 60 of Tracy City, died Thursday, May 15, 2014. Services were Sunday, May, 18, 2014, at Foster and Lay Funeral Home. Interment was in Coalmont Cemetery. Foster and Lay Funeral Home.

 

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JOHN M. HILL

 

HILL, John M., age 78 of Winchester, passed away of an extended illness peacefully at his home on Friday, May 16, 2014. He was born on Nov. 28, 1935, in Winchester. He was the son of the late Nancy Connie Moss Hill and A.M. “Capp” Hill. He worked over 38 years at the Arnold Air Force Base as a Firefighter, Crew Chief and Dispatcher. He also worked at The Herald-Chronicle over 25 years as a janitor. He loved hunting, fishing and cooking for the “fellas” at the base and being with his wife, Betty (“Mama”) preparing special foods and desserts he would share with his “buddies” at work. He was a devoted member of the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Hunt St., Winchester. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Emory Moss, William Murphy Jr. and Bobby Lawrence Hill; Aunts Beatie and Etts; Uncles Sam and Ward Hill, Kenneth, Joe, Theodore, Roscoe and Felix Moss. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Betty J. Wilkerson Hill; son, Merlin M. (“Mike”) Hill (Gloria) of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Donna J. “Ms. Dee” Johnson of Huntsville, Ala. and Melissa A. Hill Thompson (Dewaine) of Gilbert, Ariz.; grandchildren, Janet Miller Farris (Terry), Prin-Cess C. Hill, Tempestt C. Hill, Dante’ M. Thompson; great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Jackson Farris, Jai’vonn Cordae Hill; “special grandkids” Trevell and Trista Wilkerson; Uncle Luther Hill; special Aunts, Lorene Hill, Gladys Miller, Irene Hill; one sister-in-law, Eva A. Fox of Columbus, Ga.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends; and a special life-long friend, John Walter Taylor. The family will receive friends during visitation to be held on Monday, May, 26, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will begin immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with Pastor Phillip Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow in the Watson-North Cemetery 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.

 

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BARBARA
JEAN CASEY

WILLIAMS

 

WILLIAMS, Barbara Jean Casey, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at STRHS Winchester Skilled Care.  She was born on Aug. 3, 1936, in Mineola, N.Y. Her parents were Beverly Allen Casey, Sr and Jennie Lynn (Toye) Casey.  Her  mother was a first generation U.S. citizen.  Her father moved the family to Tennessee in 1941, with his job with the new Tennessee Valley Authority.  The family moved multiple times and Barbara attended 16 schools before graduating from Central High School in Chattanooga in 1955. She had to make new friends often and developed a wonderful ability to be able to talk to anyone about anything.  She met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Williams in Chattanooga and they dated and attended Middle Tennessee State College. They eloped (much to her parents dismay) and she put her education on hold while Bob went on to get his degree at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After his graduation, they moved to Decherd to take care of the Williams family farm.  When her fourth child was old enough to attend day care, Barbara went back and received her degree in education at Middle Tennessee State University.  She taught hundreds of children at Decherd Elementary School from 1969 until 1995 in physical education, second grade and Title 1 reading.  She remembered most of her students until right before she died.  Barbara and Bob enjoyed their children and grandchildren in their retirement. They were able to travel a little and visit with family and friends in the backyard pool. She loved to read and was always interested in a good deal.  We lost Bob in August of 2012, and she was able to get involved with The Widow’s Might and the Wings of Hope.  Her dear friends kept her busy until she developed renal failure in early 2014.  She had complications related to the illness and spent a lot of time in the hospital this year.  She always kept a smile on her face and got to make many new friends at STRHS Winchester, Harton Regional Medical Center and STRHS Winchester Skilled Care as well as Fresenius Winchester. Surviving are brothers, Beverly Allen (Emmy) Casey, Jr. of Lookout Mountain, and Donald Edward (Lucile) Casey of Clearwater, Fla.; daughters, Jennie Lynn Williams of Winchester and Mary Elizabeth “Beth” (Clay) Minatra of Rockvale; and sons, Richard Lent “Fuzzy” (Laura) Williams of Lascassas and Robert Lent (Susan) Williams of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Steven Lent Williams, Lesley Ashlyn Williams (Jamey) Hurst, Mary Lane Minatra, Katherine Ann Minatra, Robert Thomas Williams and John Samuel Williams; and one great-granddaughter, Kylie Jane Hurst. The family will receive friends during visitation on Friday, May 23, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester and on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Winchester.  The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Winchester with Reverend Bill Barton officiating and the Reverend Dr. Steve Angus and Rev. Ronnie Trussell assisting.  Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester.  Memorial contributions may be sent to The Widow’s Might Support Group, 731 West Sagefield Dr., Smyrna, TN 37167; or to Trinity Episcopal Church, 213 1st Ave, NW, Winchester, TN  37398; or to The First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Jefferson St. Winchester, TN  37398; or to Rockvale Church of Christ Building Fund, 8750 Tennessee 99, Rockvale, TN  37153; or to Franklin County Gideons;  or to the Franklin County Library.  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

 

ANTHONY

GLEN

TOTHEROW

 

TOTHEROW, Anthony Glen, age 57 of Morrison, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Medical Center of Manchester.  A native of Manchester, he was the son of the late Charles Totherow and Bessie Fults Totherow of Manchester.  He had worked for   M C A Sign Company of Manchester for seven years. He had also worked at Adam’s Market. He was a reserve officer for the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department for several years.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, coloring, reading and teaching them new things. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Totherow. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Bonnie Carr Totherow; one daughter, Christine Totherow; four grandchildren, Christopher Hunter Totherow, Tristen Xavier Totherow, Jasmine Americus Mikayla Totherow-Hackney and Chazmyn Isabella Nykayla Totherow-Hackney; six sisters, Frienda, Abby, Anita and Gloria Totherow, all of Manchester, Luverta Totherow of Chattanooga and Faye Shrum of Monteagle; four brothers, Bearl, Chester, George and Ronnie Totherow, all of Manchester; and special friend, Kathy Rankhorn. Visitation with the family was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Stockton officiating. Interment followed in the Summitville Cemetery. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 

SALLY ANN

TUCKER

TUCKER, Sally Ann, age 88 of Sewanee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Winchester. Mrs. Tucker was a food hostess for many years and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sewanee. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Etta Mae Bohanan Gipson; her husband Edward E. Tucker; son, Edward Lee Tucker; sisters, Charlotte Johnson, Amy Nunley, Polly Kokoski and Mary Watts; brothers, Walker, Jackie, Herman, Vernon, George, and John Gipson. Survivors include her daughter Annie Kalihar of Oregon; sister Geraldine (Wayne) Walker of Decherd, TN; brother Tommy Gipson of Cowan, TN; many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Sally Tucker will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Eastern Star Cemetery with Reverend Harry Green officiating. Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave., Monteagle, TN 37356, 924-2381 in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

 

MICHAEL LEE

ARNOLD

 

ARNOLD, Michael Lee, age 56 of Tullahoma, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his residence.  A native of Coffee County, he was the son of the late Elmer Arnold and Dorothy Preston Arnold of Tullahoma.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Tullahoma.  He was a truck driver who enjoyed watching Nascar Racing, restoring motorcycles and cars and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Payne Arnold of Tullahoma; daughter, Michelle Evans of Tullahoma; sister, Susan White and her husband, Bill of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Cameron, Michael, Bailey and Austin; stepson, James Harlow Jr. of Tullahoma; mother-in-law, Wilma Shelton of Tullahoma; half-brother, Roger Arnold of Florida; and best friend, Timmy Holder of Crossville. Visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma.  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Everhart officiating. Interment with military honors followed in the Maplewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations may be made to the 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.

 

SAMMIE JOE ALLDREDGE

 

ALLDREDGE, Sammie Joe, age 70 of Decherd, passed from this life suddenly on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.  He was born on Nov. 6, 1943, in Gadsden, Ala., the son of the late Earcy and Clarice (Pruitt) Alldredge.  He was the owner / operator of a video rental business. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Gudger Alldredge; son, Sammie Alldredge, Jr. of Winchester; three daughters, Liz Goins of Winchester, Denise Headrick of Scottsboro, Ala. and Teresa Bare of Manchester; sister, Peggy Gilliam of Rainbow City, Ala.; grandchildren, Adam Gurley, Dusty Ford, Brandon Goins, Nat Headrick, Nic Headrick, Ashley Bare, and McKenzie Bare; and three great-grandchildren. The family received friends during visitation held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Oneonta, Ala. 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

 

 

MAUDIE LEE

BELL

 

BELL, Maudie Lee, age 90 of Tullahoma, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma.  A native of Coffee County, she was the daughter of the late George and Kate Evans Tatum. She was a member of the Hickerson Station Church of Christ and had retired from Wilson Sporting Goods in Tullahoma.  She loved her family and especially loved to spoil her grandchildren.  She enjoyed flower gardening and listening to Blue Grass and gospel music.  She especially enjoyed attending the Manchester Senior Citizens music nights on Mondays. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thornton Harrison Bell, who passed away in 1952; daughter, Mary Alice Bell; brother, Warner Andrew Tatum; sister, Annie Alice May Tatum; granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Bell; great-granddaughter, Tammy Annette Finchum; and great-great-grandson, James Michael Gibson. Mrs. Bell is survived by two sons, Thornton Bell and his wife, Velma of Tullahoma and Tommy Joe Bell of Tullahoma; one sister, Pearline Richards of Tullahoma; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bethany Cemetery. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 

SARAH CHROW

 

 CHROW, Sarah Jane “Sally” Fury, age 78, of Sewanee, TN died on Sunday, May 18, 2014. A native of Pittsburgh, Penn., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Emma Balogh Fury. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Jane Fury and brother, Daniel Fury.  She was a lifelong Roman Catholic and Republican. She enjoyed tutoring, volunteering, and debating the finer points of politics. Survivors include her daughter, Courtnay (Rob) Zeitler of Sewanee; son, Christopher (Michelle) Chrow of Ellicott City, Md.; and grandchildren, Emma, Blaise and Payton Zeitler, Molly Blanton and Daniel Rayburn. Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the St. Andrews-Sewanee School Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Andrew’s Sewanee School, 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, TN  37375. Rogers Funeral Home, Jasper and South Pittsburg, TN, 423-837-7176 in charge of arrangements. www.rogersfuneralhome.com

 

DOROTHY

MILDRED

NOAH

 

NOAH, Dorothy Mildred, age 98, a native of Winchester, entered into her eternal peace on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  She enjoyed cooking, planting flowers and spending lots of quality time with her family.  She was the daughter of the late William Robert and Eliza Ann Partin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Tucker; her second husband, Carl Noah; five brothers and sisters; son, Charles Frank Tucker; and two grandsons, Troy Warmbrod and John Tucker.  Survivors include her children, Anita (Joe) Warmbrod and Bobby (Theresa) Tucker; grandchildren, Terrie Tucker, Karri (Toni) Patton, Eric (Lorie) Warmbrod, Lindsay (Jared) Sears and Tonya Tucker; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Graveside memorial services will be conducted on Monday, May 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Mr. Garner Cemetery in Decherd.  “She will live on in our hearts and her love of cooking will be passed on through the generations to come.” Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 

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EVELYN WOIDA

 

WOIDA, Evelyn, age 89 of Decherd, passed from this life on Friday, May 16, 2014. She will be remembered by the love she had for her family, hummingbirds, lighthouses and for working in her yard. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Woida; her parents; daughter, Faith Curtis; and grandchildren, Jeffrey Leonard Meyer and Matthew Ray Tressler. She is survived by daughters, Mary Louise (Bud) Meyer New Lenox, Ill. and Sandra (Roger) Tressler from Kokomo Ind.; son, Jerome (Jacki) Woida from Moline, Ill.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great–great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home. Interment was 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.

 Leggett, Marvin Leroy, age 68, died May 9, 2014 in Union City, Calif. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 24, 2014, at noon at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, 700 Hunt St., Winchester.

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THELMA LEE

USELTON

 

USELTON, Thelma Lee, age 71 of Tullahoma, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Bordeaux Long Term Care in Nashville.  Miss Uselton was the daughter of the late Willie and Katherine Darnell Uselton.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Tullahoma where she had worked doing maintenance for many years.  She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and walking and playing with her dog, Puppers.  She also enjoyed listening to country music. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Louis and Jessie Uselton and two sisters, Rosie and Sara Ann Uselton. She is survived by one brother, Hershel Uselton and his wife, Dawn of Tullahoma; one sister, Myrtle Marie Uselton of Tullahoma; three nephews, Richard, Paul and his wife Wendy and Carl Ray Uselton; niece, Mariah Uselton; four great-nieces, Hope, Page, Taylor and Shelby Uselton; and a great-great-nephew, Camden Uselton. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor A. Richard Smith and Pastor Alex Hoffner officiating.  Interment followed in the Bethany Cemetery. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 

WILLIAM

JASPER

TEMPLETON Jr.

 

TEMPLETON, William Jasper Jr., of Belvidere, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the age of 87. He was born in 1926 in Nashville and was raised in Memphis, where he attended Training School and Central High School. As a child, he spent his summers at his grandfather’s farm in Winchester where he developed an abiding love for farming and the outdoors that shaped his life. After serving in the Merchant Marine during World War II, he married Barbara Bowden, also of Memphis, and graduated with a degree in chemistry from Rhodes College (formerly called Southwestern). While he and Barbara raised three children, Jasper worked as a plant manager and quality control engineer at Dixie Wax Paper, Bryce Packaging Company, and Riegel Paper Corporation, but his passion remained farming. Throughout the 1960’s he rented farms in the Memphis area and raised cattle, starting his herd with ten registered Angus heifers he bought from noted Memphian Berry Brooks. In 1971, at the age of 45, he and Barbara moved to Franklin County to begin a new life as cattle farmers. To support the farm Jasper taught biology and chemistry at Huntland High School, then moved to Motlow State Community College where he coordinated classes to serve the needs of industries in Middle Tennessee. After retiring from Motlow, he resumed fulltime farming, raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Jasper was a devoted husband. He and Barbara were married for 61 years. For several years before her death in 2008, he cared for her when she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Jasper was deeply involved in the Methodist Church. In Memphis he taught Sunday school and coached youth sports teams at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. During his life in Belvidere he taught weekly adult Sunday school classes at both Walnut Grove and First United Methodist Churches. He enjoyed many friends from these churches and was supported by their kindnesses throughout his life, especially after he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2008. Young people were especially inspired by Jasper. He introduced many youth to the rewards of working on the land and caring for animals. Through his teaching both in and outside the classroom, he broadened their lives. His family and friends will remember Jasper as a dedicated teacher, an environmentally conscious farmer, and a lover of people and nature. Despite the physical limitations of his later years he brought joy, warmth, and his inspirational lifeforce to all who encountered him. In addition to many close friends, Jasper leaves three children, William Jasper Templeton III of Oak Ridge, Preston Thomas Templeton (Janice) of Memphis and Barbara Alice Templeton of San Francisco, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Sarah Templeton of Los Angeles, Calif.; Elizabeth Templeton of Asheville, N.C.; Clayton Templeton and Michael Templeton, both of Memphis. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. 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

 

CHARLES

WILLIAM

SYLER

 

SYLER, Charles William, age 77 of Cowan, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma.  He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a supervisor at AEDC.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles Wilburn Syler and Effie Roark Syler, wife, Elizabeth M. Syler, and stepson, Ronny Knott.  He is survived by his son, Darryl (Rhonda) Syler of Dublin, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Debbie Knott of Smyrna; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.  Visitation with the family was held on Monday, May 26, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Brown officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan. 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

 

BRADLEY

“SOLDIER”

WADE MELTON

 

MELTON, Bradley “Soldier” Wade, age 41 of Decherd, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, surrounded by his family.  Mr. Melton was known to enjoy a good time and repeatedly stated that it had been “a good run.” He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Sawyer.  His is survived by his father, Donald Melton of Decherd; sister, Mindy Melton of Monteagle; brother, Timothy Melton of Alto; three nephews, Elijah, Levi and Wyatt; one niece, Jillian and many friends. Mr. Bradley “Soldier” Wade Melton, age 41 of Decherd, Tennessee lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, May 24 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, surrounded by his family.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Daves Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, 37388, 455-3481. Send online condolences to the family at wwwdavesculbertson.com.

 

CHERI MAXINE

GARNER MILLER

 

MILLER, Cheri Maxine Garner, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, at the age of 70. Cheri was born in Sherwood to the late Pearl Edith Garner and Floyd Damon Garner Sr. She graduated from Franklin County High School in 1962, and later earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Education from MTSU. She was a teacher in the Franklin County School system for many years.�
She was a lifelong supporter of the Sherwood Emmanuel Apostolic Church. After moving to Tullahoma in 2008, she attended the First United Methodist Church.�
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Taylor Garner. She is survived by her son, Clifton N. Miller and daughter-in-law, Joanna S. Miller, of Tullahoma; three grandchildren, Justin N. Miller, Brandon E. Miller and Jillian E. Miller, of Tullahoma; two sisters, Virginia A. Burns of Fayetteville and Edith Ann Besheres of Manchester; and two brothers, Floyd Damon Garner, Jr., of Madison, Ala., and Forrest Allen Garner, of Athens, Texas. Visitation for Cheri Miller was held on Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, May 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Moore- Cortner Funeral Home. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, to the American Foundation for the Blind, or to the Sherwood Emmanuel Apostolic Church. 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

 BENSON, Harold Danny, age 61 of Mililani, Hawaii, died May 15, 2014. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Belvidere. Mililani Memorial Parkway Mortuary, Hawaii.

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WILLIAM E.

HARDEN

 

HARDEN, William E., of Mulberry, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Lincoln Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. A native of Lincoln County, he was a son of the late Claude Harden and Maggie Bailey Harden. He was a WW II Army veteran. He retired from Amana in Fayetteville and was also a farmer. He was a member of the Elm Street Church of Christ and loved to fish. Mr. Harden is survived by his wife, Susie Harden of Mulberry; daughter-in-law, Hallie Harden of Mulberry; granddaughter, Rochelle Harden of Mulberry; great-granddaughter, Brittni Harden of Bartlett; and  his sister, Pearl Bailey and her husband, Joe of Mulberry. He was preceded in death by his sons, William Henry Harden and Bobby Joe Harden and sisters, Mary Lee Henderson and Inez Harden. The family received friends during visitation held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Mr. Harden laid in state on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from noon until service time at 1 p.m. at the Elm Street Church of Christ with Bro. Chris Whitaker officiating. Interment followed in the Mulberry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Joy or to the Alzheimer’s Association. For online guest registry please visit www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com. Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy., Lynchburg, TN in charge of arrangements, 759-4444.

MARY RUTH

MAJORS PARKES

 

PARKES, Mary Ruth Majors, age 83 of Huntsville, Ala. passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Grandview Gardens at Red Stone Village in Huntsville, Ala.  A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Winstad Majors.  She was a member of the Alders Gate United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Ala.  She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family.  She especially enjoyed cooking for them.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She also enjoyed volunteering her time to help others.  She had volunteered at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester and in later years at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville.  She also enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Curtis Parkes, who passed away in September of 1995; two brothers, Charles and Wilson Majors; and one half brother, Rodolph Ray. She is survived by her son, Mike Parkes and his wife, Patricia of Libertyville, Ill.; daughter, Kathy Forsythe and her husband, Randy of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Wilma Shasteen of Tullahoma and Mabel Ervin of Winchester; four grandchildren, Jennifer Parkes Kozak and her husband, Chris of Chicago, Ill., Jason Parkes and his wife, Eleni of Linden Hurst, Ill., Michael Forsythe of Huntsville, Ala. and David Forsythe and his wife, Lainie of Huntsville, Ala.; and her first great-granddaughter, Athena Marie Parkes, who is expected in a few days. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Etheridge officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lynchburg Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may be made to Grandview Gardens at Redstone Village, 12000 Turnmeyer Drive, Huntsville, AL  35803. For online guest registry please visit www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com. Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy., Lynchburg, TN in charge of arrangements, 759-4444.

JO ANN LYNCH

 

LYNCH, Jo Ann, age 53, of Manchester, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.  A native of Dalton, Ga., she was the daughter of John and Dorothy Blackwell Manley.  She had worked as a waitress and cook for many years.  She enjoyed “yard sales” and going for walks in the woods. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Chris Lynch of Manchester;  two sons, Grant Manley and Michael Cowart, both of Dalton, Ga.; two daughters, Sandra Cowart of Dalton, Ga. and Dorothy Berel of Texas; one brother, Ray Manley of Dalton, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and her black Lab, “Free.” Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lynch Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may 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.

 

JUNE B. PETERS

 

PETERS, June B., died at home in Sewanee on May 22, 2014, after a long illness. Born in Chicago, Ill. on June 3, 1923, June was raised in that city, where she developed lifelong friendships. She and her family also spent much time at local forest preserves and in northern Wisconsin. She introduced her husband, and later her children, to the wonders of nature in the north woods, with their glacial lakes. She married Robert W. Peters in May 1943, and accompanied him on his military training around the Southeast U.S. until his deployment. June did office work both before her children were born and after they had reached college age. She resided in Barrington, Ill. for 23 years before retiring to Sewanee, TN in 1986 with her husband.  She loved the natural beauty of the Cumberland Plateau and made many friends, all of whom were a joy to her and a comfort when she was widowed in 1988. She is survived by her three children, Linda C. Peters of Sewanee, Christopher J. (Laura) Peters of Hoffman Estates, Ill. and James R. (Cheri) Peters of Sewanee; and three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Sasha and Nadia Peters. The Rev. Joe Novenson, Senior Pastor of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, will conduct a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a donation to a charity of choice in her name. Online Condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave., Monteagle, TN 37356, 924-2381 in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

 

ALBERT

WILSON

RUSH

 

RUSH, Albert Wilson, age 95 of Birmingham, Ala., died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  He was born on Friday, Dec. 6, 1918, in Guntersville, Ala., the son of the late Christopher C. and Effie Dove (Evans) Rush. Survivors include his sons, Albert Wilson (Donna) Rush, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala. and Kenneth (Mary) Rush of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Barbara Lee (Frank) Pfau of Advance, N.C. and Patty Ann (Tommy) Spears of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; brothers, Cris C. Rush, Jr. of Guntersville, Ala., Sharp William Rush of Guntersville, Ala. and George S. Rush of Guntersville, Ala.; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester.  The family will receive friends during visitation on Friday, May 30, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home 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

 

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