DODSON, Lindy Sue, age 48, of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. A native of Franklin County, she was born in Winchester, on Feb. 8, 1973, to the late C.L. Evans and Florence Stapleton Brinkley. Lindy enjoyed cooking, watching television and dancing in her spare time. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ricky Brinkley and father-in-law, Thomas Dodson. Lindy is survived by her husband, James Dodson of Decherd; son, Sheldon Dodson of Winchester; siblings, Phyllis (Tim) Dent of Tracy City, Ronnie (Wanda) Brinkley of Manchester, Darlene Khan of Tullahoma, and Betty (Ronnie) Campbell of Monteagle; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Moore-Cortner Funeral Home to assist with burial expenses. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
SCOTT, Sherry Serena Ann, age 49, of Huntland, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Lincoln County Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born on March 2, 1972, in Clarksville, to the late Cherry Ann Eddens. Sherry was a very simple person who loved life and spending time with her loving family and her dogs. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Kenneth Eddens and brother, Eddie Farmer. She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Chad Scott of Huntland; daughter, Elexa (Josh) Garner of Belvidere; granddaughter, Olivia Gardner; and brothers, Chris (Sarah) Eddens of Winchester, James Eddens of Winchester, and Tyler Eddens of Pennsylvania. A private vitiation will be held at a later date. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
DAMRON, Glen Doyle, age 66, of Decherd, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born on March 27, 1954, in Fayetteville, to the late Bill and Joyce Damron. Glen was a gentle and loving son, brother, husband, father and Papa. He worked most of his life as a truck driver and retired from Frito-Lay. Glen was a very talented musician and singer. He enjoyed playing and singing southern gospel and blue grass with his friends and family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Morris) Damron. Glen is survived by his son, Ben (Karen) Damron of Staten Island, New York; grandchildren, Jasmine Damron of Coalmont and Alisa Damron of Winchester; sister, Donna Joleen (Roger) Oliver of Jefferson, Georgia; and nephew, Joey (Laura) Morris of Winder, Georgia. Visitation was held on Friday, March 26, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Gifford and Pastor Kelly May officiating. Interment was in the Elora Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Camp Rain. Donations can be made at http://paypal.me/therainteencenter or checks/money orders can be mailed to: Camp Rain 1910 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
JAMES HAWKINS JR.
HAWKINS, James Henry Jr., age 86, of Tullahoma, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021. He was born on April 11, 1934, in Cowan, Tennessee, to the late James Henry Hawkins Sr. and Mary Cooper Hawkins. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was retired from AERO as an instrument technician. James was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rip Hawkins and sister, Sue Hawkins Klimoski. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Willo Hawkins of Tullahoma; children, James Henry Hawkins III of Tullahoma, Travis Montgomery (Susan) Hawkins of Tullahoma, and Patrick Dyne (Claudett) Hawkins of Moore County; grandchildren, James (Leslie) Hawkins IV, Travis (Heather) Hawkins, Evan Hawkins, Tera (Jeremy) Carter and Sari Hawkins; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Graveside services were conducted on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Andy Gay officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
LAWRENCE, Idelia H. Lawrence, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Linden, Texas, the daughter of Robert Franklin Humphrey and Lorena Wray Humphrey. She is the last surviving member of their immediate family, including seven siblings. Idelia is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Richard Byron Lawrence (Lovie); daughters, Lisa Gayle Kirkby (Kevin) of Smyrna, and Vicki Lynn Thoma (Bill) of Tullahoma; son, Randall Byron Lawrence (Monika) of Rome, Georgia; grandsons, Jason Greene, Matthew Perry, the late Ryan Lawrence, Cole Lawrence, Kyle Lawrence and Drew Lawrence; granddaughters, Dr. Andrea Perry, Jordan Greene and Chandler Lawrence; and 10 great-grandchildren. Faith and family were the foundations of Idelia's life. She devoted many years teaching Ladies Bible Class and Sunday school classes at New Center Grove Church of Christ, where Byron still preaches. Singing was a passion for Idelia, especially during her youth, when her beautiful soprano voice was often highlighted and heard on the radio as well as other local singing engagements. A duet with Josh Groban would have been a dream come true. Football was another passion of Idelia's with Peyton Manning being her all-time favorite player. Just as Idelia's children and grandchildren, Peyton could do no wrong and she delighted in his two super bowl victories. Cooking was another of Idelia's talents and family and friends were often the recipients of her delicious meals. Most noteworthy were two favorites, pecan pie with her famous homemade, melt in your mouth crust, and Thanksgiving sage dressing. Idelia's one-of-a-kind wedding cookies deserve honorable mention as another family favorite. Upon her passing, each grandchild felt so loved by their Gran that they all privately confessed that they knew they were her favorite! She had a way of bringing out the best in her grandchildren, seeing and encouraging their potential. One of Idelia's favorite Bible verses reads, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31. Idelia's family is blessed by the faithful and loving Christian example she set and lived each day. She will be deeply missed by all, especially her true love of over 67 years, Byron. Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma. A private family graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at New Center Grove Church of Christ. Kilgore Funeral Home, 215 Mitchell Blvd., Tullahoma, TN 37388, 931-455-0677 email@example.com.