WOODWARD, Morris “Duncan,” age 99, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Mr. Woodward was born on Oct. 5, 1921. Duncan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He retired from Woodward Brothers Produce Company after 33 years. He was a native of Madison County, Alabama. He was also a member of Valley United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, and First United Methodist Church of Winchester, Tennessee. Duncan was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Katie, who was his high school sweetheart. Survivors include his sons, Larry Woodward (Cindy), Lee Woodward (Cherry), and Steve Woodward (Debbie) of Winchester; daughter, Janet Geller (Curt) of Raleigh, North Carolina. Duncan “Paw Paw” had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His grandchildren are Todd Woodward, Amy Moore, Elise Thomason, Jennifer Sawyer, Vicki Zeck, and Joshua Woodward and great-grandchildren, Andrew Moore, Elizabeth Moore, Madeline Moore, Wyatt Zeck, Charles Thomason and Savannah Sawyer. He is also survived by his numerous nieces and nephews. He was treasured by all members of his family. His family and good friends were the love of his life. A graveside service was held on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery. Send online condolences to the family through Laughlin Service Funeral Home at www.laughlinservice.com
KELLEY, Freddie Houston, age 78, of Winchester, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at his residence. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Winchester, on Jan. 30, 1943, to the late Floyd and Edna Moore Kelley. Freddie served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Before his retirement, he had been employed at Rock-Tenn Manufacturing. Freddie enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in his spare time. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Louise Foster. Freddie is survived by his siblings, David Kelley of Estill Springs, Patricia Kelley (Danny) Boyett of Estill Springs, and Joyce (Jim) Money of New Market, Alabama; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
CROSSLAND, Thomas Francis, of Winchester, passed this life on Monday, March 29, 2021, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, at the age of 73. A Winchester, Tennessee, native, Mr. Crossland was the son of the late Robert Love and Bessie Odell Crossland. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 30 years and retired as a first sergeant. After retiring, he went to work at Zanini Tennessee and worked there for 19 years. He was a member of the Little Mountain Church of Christ. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed attending baseball games and field trials. His favorite times were spent playing with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed working in his yard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert L. Crossland Jr. and James R. Crossland. Mr. Crossland is survived by his loving wife, Sue Crossland of Winchester; sons, Tommy Ray Crossland and his wife, Rachel of Sacramento, Kentucky, Mike Crossland and his fiancé’, Kim of Decherd, and Travis Crossland and his wife, Rachel of Belvidere; brother, William Parker Crossland and his wife, Carolyn of Elkhart, Texas; mother-in-law, Doris Bland of Decherd; grandchildren, John Thomas Crossland and his wife, Tasha of Clarksville, Zachary Ray Crossland of Sacramento, Kentucky, Morgan Crossland of Gallatin, and Chloe Jane Crossland of Belvidere; one great-grandchild on the way; brother-in-law, Wayne Bland and his wife, Melissa of Seymour; sister-in-law, Dinah Hall of Pigeon Forge; special nephew, Tommy Crossland and his wife, Theresa of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at noon at the Little Mountain Church of Christ, 710 Old Holders Cove Road, Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Little Mountain Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Owens Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Little Mountain Ministry Camp, 710 Old Holders Cove Road, Winchester, TN 37398. Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MILLER, Austin Howard, age 73, of Belvidere, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Winchester, on Nov. 10, 1947, to the late B.D. and Martha Mae (Stephens) Miller. Before his retirement, he was a self-employed carpenter. In his spare time, Austin enjoyed building cabinets, gardening and collecting knives and guns. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, especially riding four-wheelers with them. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Tommy (Sherry) Miller, and Paulette Lewis. Austin is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Wanda Miller of Belvidere; children, Ritchie Miller of Belvidere, and Wendy (Dustin) Elliott of Winchester; grandchildren, Lexie Elliott, Raegan Elliott and Mark Allen Clark; sister, Gail (Sherril) Sanders of Winchester; and brother-in-law, Ricky Lewis of Harvey, Illinois. No services are planned at this time. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Mr. J.C. Weaver, age 83, of Decherd. Mr. Weaver passed from this life at his home on the morning of March 31, 2021. He was a Franklin County native and had lived in Franklin County all his life. He and his wife, Carolyn, owned and operated Weaver’s Frame Shop in Winchester, for 10 years, retiring in 2007. Prior to operating the frame shop he worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation as an engineer. He attended the Winchester Church of Christ. Many wonderful things can be said of Mr. Weaver, but the most profound of all is that he was a loving, doting and extremely proud grandfather to his three grandchildren. Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Ward Weaver and his father, James C. Weaver Sr. Also preceding him in death are his sisters, Juanita Weaver Skomp and Joyce Rogers and brother, Harold Mosley. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Hill Weaver; sons and daughters-in law, John and Laura Lynn Weaver of Winchester and Brett and Tianna Weaver of Chattanooga. He also leaves his grandchildren, Cameron, Emeline and Abbott; and sister, Kathy Timmerman of Little Rock, Arkansas. The family received friends at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester, on Thursday April 1, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service was conducted from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Friday April 2, 2021, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Joseph Horton of the Winchester Church of Christ officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Serving as pallbearers were: Cameron Weaver, Jimmy Long, Scotty Watson, Stephen Boyd, Willie Bonner, Wade Rogers and Gene Hastings. Mr. Roy K. Garner served as an honorary pallbearer. On-line condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2345.
RAINEY, John Ervin “J.E.,” age 83, of Lynchburg, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fayetteville on March 10, 1938, to the late Crawford and Maggie (Pitts) Rainey. Before his retirement, he had been employed by Jack Daniels Distillery. In his spare time, J.E. enjoyed fishing, playing cornhole, and watching basketball, especially Gonzaga. J.E. was an avid fan and supporter of all Moore County High School athletics, and he never missed sporting events his grandchildren were participating in. He was a devoted member of Break Free Worship Center. In addition to his parents, J.E. was preceded in death by his daughter, Pam Crosslin; son-in-law, Avery Crosslin; mother and father-in-law, Jessie and Frances Cunningham; brothers-in-law, Charles Cunningham, James Cunningham, Clarence Baker, and Malcolm Cunningham; and sisters-in-law, Jean Cunningham and Elinor Cunningham. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sarah Louise Rainey of Lynchburg; son, Mike (Sherry) Rainey of Lynchburg; daughter, Joy (Brent) Perry of Estill Springs; brother, Eugene (Erma) Rainey of Tullahoma; sisters, Bertha Baker of Lynchburg, Betty (James) Hall of Manchester, and Linda (Alex) Dye of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Meagan (Zach) Smith, Sara (Bryce) Leathers, Kelsie (Todd) Qualls, Rebecca Perry (Tyler Strope), Mika Rainey (Jay Phillips), and Hunter Perry (Jadyn Robinson); great-grandchildren, Alyssa Qualls, Avah Smith, Addison Leathers, and Kaylee Qualls; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Lynchburg. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Beech Hill Cemetery. Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 181 Majors Boulevard, Lynchburg, TN 37352, (931)-759-45552, www.jenningsmoorecortner.com.
DURHAM, Kenneth Ray, age 56, of Tullahoma, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Vanderbilt-Harton Hospital. A native of Coffee County, he was born on June 17, 1964, in Manchester, to the late James William and Mary Louise (Neal) Durham. He had been employed as a truck driver. When he was home, Kenneth Ray enjoyed wood working, horseback riding and barbequing. But most of all, he cherished the time spent with his beloved family, especially his children and grandchildren. Kenneth Ray was a family man. His love held his family together through good and hard times. In addition to his parents, Kenneth Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Wilson Ray “Buddy” Durham; sister, Sadie Durham; brother-in-law, Roger Smith; and granddaughter, Rhiannon Sue Durham Sanson. He is survived by his loving children, Amanda Billings Johnson, Jeana Billings, Jessica Durham (Brian) Sanson and Bradley “Brad” Durham; grandchildren, Tyler Ferrell, Brooklyn Ferrell, Avery Wilkerson, Rainey Stone, Zariyah Billings-Horton, Genesis Johnson, Julia Parks, Alyssa Parks, Maleya Sanson, Mikaela Sanson, Auhnna Sanson, Haleigh Durham, Jasey Durham, Bradley Kenneth Ray Durham and Skyla Michelle Mahray Durham; siblings, Opal Schmidt, James Larry Durham, Deborah Kay Durham, Charles Thomas (Christy) Durham and Michael Dewayne Durham; and former wife, Wendy Sue Durham. Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. David Walls officiating. Interment will follow in the Vernon Ridge Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
BISHOP, Aretta Beverly Campbell, age 75, of Huntland, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Rockgate Assisted Living in Cowan. She was born in Princeton, Alabama, on Feb. 21, 1946, to the late William Cecil and Mary Mable (Panter) Campbell. Before her retirement, Aretta was employed as a supervisor at Chrysler Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bishop. Aretta is survived by her loving daughter, Beverly Denise (Gregory) Jacks of Huntland; grandchildren, Riley (Eli) Awalt of Lynchburg, and Charlie (Emily) Jacks of Huntland; and great-grandchildren, Maggie Jo Awalt, Jasper Awalt, Addison Jacks and Audrey Jacks. Private Services will be held at a later date. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
HALL, Dorothy Mae, age 90, of Winchester, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Aug. 2, 1930, in Cook County, Illinois, to the late Robert Sam and Maggie Mae (Bishop) Fraker. Before her retirement, Dorothy was employed as an LPN in the healthcare industry. She always enjoyed the time spent giving care to others. In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed reading and travel. She was a devoted member of Oaklawn Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert Leon Fraker and Richard Kenneth Fraker and daughter, Geraldine Hall Christian. She is survived by her loving son, Clinton (Gay) Hall; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Johnny Mayes officiating. Interment followed in the Belvidere Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
HOLMAN, Natasha Tywanne Greer, age 42, of Fayetteville, formerly of Estill Springs, departed this life on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at St. Thomas West, Nashville. Mrs. Holman was born in Winchester, on Jan. 5, 1979. She was a 1998 graduate of FCHS. Mrs. Holman found her life’s calling in the field of caregiving. She was a member of South Jackson Church of Christ in Tullahoma. She enjoyed going to church and loved her Lord. Her favorite pastime time was listening to her music. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and “best sister ever.” She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Daisy M. Greer and paternal grandparents, Willie Pauline and John W. Hendon Sr. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Wayne Holman of Fayetteville; parents, John Lynn and Ada Hendon; children, Tatyanne and Deonte Perkins, all of Estill Springs; brothers, John Wesley (Katie) Hendon III of Winchester, and Stacy Hendon of Estill Springs; father of her children, Anthony Perkins of Estill Springs; uncles, Earl Greer (Theresa) Gene Hendon (Amy), all of Winchester; aunts, Wanda Lee Johnson of Estill Springs, MaeSue Tarrant of Tullahoma, and Linda Hendon of Estill Springs; and nephew, Treyson Hendon of Winchester. Visitation was held Friday, April 2, 2021, from 1-3 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Ronnie Wells officiating. Arrangements were placed in the care of Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Road, Estill Springs, TN 37330. (931) 649-3585.
KEESE, Tammy, age 56, of Estill Springs, departed this life on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at her residence following a brief illness. Ms. Keese was born in Winchester, on Oct. 17, 1964, to the late Larry Keese and Jacqueline Parker Keese. She was a 1982 graduate of FCHS. She presently operated her late father’s Bar-b-que business, after his death, that he opened in 1971, Larry’s BBQ on the boulevard in Winchester. Ms. Keese also owned the Crestview Shopping Center in Winchester, for approximately the past 18 years. She was hard working and was known to give away meals to people who were in need. She also loved all animals. Her motto was “no person left unfed and no animal left hungry.” Ms. Keese never met a stranger. She was an avid U.T. Vols fan. She was a loving and caring mother of Victoria, who was her life and daughter and was a mother and friend to many. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her companion and the father of her daughter, Kevin Rentzell. She is survived by her daughter, Victoria Keese-Rentzell of Estill Springs; aunts, Susan Dotson and husband, James of Estill Springs, and Patricia Phipps and Joyce Parker, both of Tullahoma; uncles, Chris Hill and wife, Barbara of Morrison, and Jack Parker of Tullahoma; cousins, Donna Phipps of Tullahoma, and Chad Dotson of Estill Springs; and several other cousins. Visitation was held on Monday, April 5, 2021, from 1-3:30 p.m. followed by the service at 3:30 p.m. with Eulogist, Jim Holtsclaw in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Arrangements were placed in the care of Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Road, Estill Springs, TN 37330. (931) 649-3585.
HENSHAW, Jimmy Ray, age 54, of Cowan, departed this life on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Henshaw was born in Winchester, on Sept. 28, 1967, to Rachel Simmons Henshaw and the late James Orville Henshaw. Mr. Henshaw was disabled due to an accident. He attended Our Father’s House Church in Cowan. He enjoyed gardening vegetables and flowers. He was always helping his mother with repairs at their home and working in their yard. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother, Rachel Henshaw of Cowan; brother, Steven Henshaw and wife, Bethany of Manchester; one nephew, Stevie Henshaw; aunts, Orvie Haney of Winchester, and Louise Garner and Marie Perry, both of Sherwood; uncle, Floyd Simmons of Cowan; several cousins; and his beloved pet, Bandit. Visitation was held on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Our Father’s House Church in Cowan. Services were conducted on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Our Father’s House Church with Pastor Jennings Partin and Bro. Richard Gipson officiating. Interment followed in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. Arrangements were placed in the care of Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Road, Estill Springs, TN 37330. (931) 649-3585.