BREWER, Wesley James, age 47 of Winchester, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Survivors: wife, Angel Brewer; children, Jacob Wesley Brewer, Jayla Elizabeth Brewer, and Jerica Sells; grandson, Lakia “KiKi”; father, Orval Brewer Jr.; sister, Shannon (Rodney) Matthews. Service, April 13, 2019, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment, Franklin Memorial Gardens.
MCCLURE, Glen Avery, age 67 of Estill Springs, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tullahoma on Dec. 9, 1951, to the late J.D. McClure and Opal (Quick) Throneberry. Glen served in and retired from the United States Army after 24 years, during which he served in Vietnam and Desert Storm as well as Special Forces Intelligence Operations. He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, repurposing furniture and fishing. A man of few words, Glen’s family will remember his kind-hearted nature and dedication to his family. His hardworking hands always ensured the wellbeing and safety of his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Faye McClure and brother, Ricky Stewart. Glen is survived by his loving children, Jeffrey Damon (Carla) McClure of Dallas, Texas, Nicole (Wesley Webb) McClure of Soddy Daisy, Sean Avery McClure of Pennsylvania and Silke McClure of Estill Springs; brother, Danny (Rachel) McClure of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Kim McGriff, Tina (Taylor) Mullins, Chris Grimes, Taylor (Shane Whelchel) McClure, Olivia McClure, Josh McClure, Emily McClure, Timothy McClure, Chelsie McClure and Josie McClure; and great-grandchildren, Natalie, Wyatt and Avery. Visitation was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ross Peterson officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with military honors bestowed. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
BROWN, Captain James K., USAF, age 79, passed away peacefully on Friday March 29, 2019, at Canton Nursing Center in Canton, Georgia. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia the last six years of his life. Born on July 6, 1939, in Birmingham, Alabama, Jim, who went by “Kyle” in his youth, was the son of Albert Amos Brown and Lillian Elizabeth Jester Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert Amos Brown Jr. and his son Matthew Kyle Brown. In 1964, Jim married Linda Lou Elliott, the daughter of an Air Force lieutenant colonel. Together they raised five children of their own: Kent, Matt, Shannon, Mary and Laura, and helped raise four other children from the extended family: Peter Drysdale, Rosalind Elliott, Louie C. Elliott IV and Ladonna Lewis. He was very devoted to his family. Jim was an active member of the United Church of Christ in Belvedere for nearly 40 years and served as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He published the book, “Give God a Chance” in 2001. He was an early proponent of organic farming and co-founded an organic gardening club in Franklin County. From his early years, Jim was highly skilled in mechanics and electronics. Automobile mechanics was an early hobby and at times a profession and he was known for being able to fix anything. He was also interested in aviation and was in the Civil Air Patrol as a teenager. He paused his college education in 1959 to join the Air Force, qualifying to become an officer before receiving his bachelor’s degree, serving until 1969. He eventually became Captain and served as an electronic warfare officer on B-52s in the Strategic Air Command (SAC), responsible for detecting and jamming enemy radar and holding the security keys for the nuclear weapons. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Capt. Brown flew on trans-Atlantic airborne alert sorties in a nuclear-armed B-52 from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Over the course of the 13-day emergency, his crew was sent repeatedly to an orbit point over the Aegean Sea, within striking distance of the Soviet Union, to show U.S. resolve during the standoff. Jim later went back to complete his college education, receiving a BA in Business Administration from the University of Montevallo in Alabama in 1975. After several business-related jobs, he returned to his technical roots and taught the electronics vocational class at Franklin County High School in Winchester for 23 years. He completed his Master’s Degree in Vocational Education from Middle Tennessee State University in 1989. After several years of retirement, he went back to work as a technician in the physics lab of the University of the South in Sewanee, where all five of his children had attended. There he once again leveraged his skills to “fix anything.” He was a frequent attendee of physics and theology lectures and cherished the intellectual stimulation and collaboration at the university. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lou Brown of Canton, Georgia; his brother, William Robert Brown of Houston, Texas; his children, Kent Brown of Issaquah, Washington, Shannon Condit of Clinton, Massachusetts, Mary Beals of Canton, Georgia and Laura Veedock of Roswell, Georgia; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service is being planned for this summer with details to be announced later. To send condolences, go to https://memorials.poolefuneralhome.net/james-brown/3786390/index.php
HENLEY, Norma Jean, age 77 of Winchester, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Jan. 26, 1942, in Harvey, Illinois to the late James Buford and Wilma (Tribble) Boswell. Norma Jean was a dedicated homemaker who always took care of her family, and she enjoyed fishing and her puppies. A quiet-spoken, kind-hearted lady, she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Lee Henley and daughters, Debbie Long and Kathy Clark. Norma Jean is survived by her loving children, Jimmy (Darlene) Henley of Winchester, Mark (Rachel) Henley of Winchester, Linda Henley (Frankie West) of Manchester, Steve Henley (Savannah Johnson) of Winchester and Jennifer (Willie) Master of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Jerry Henley, Kim Henley, Stacy Shelton, Shelley Henley, Harley Henley, Michelle Brown, Michael Loyd, Jason Powers, Justin Clark, Jeffery Clark, Timothy Ingle, Anthony Ingle, Ashley Isbell, Dylan Floyd, Kelley Henley, Labrone Henley, Kariston Henley, Cassidy Leigh Haynes, Sarah Master and Kaigen Master; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Johnnie Ray Bradford officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
BREWER, Anna Elizabeth, age 90 of Decherd, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, she was born in Winchester on Jan. 23, 1929, to the late Jacoby and Carrie (Finchum) Partin. Before her retirement, she worked in the healthcare industry as a caregiver. Anna Elizabeth was an avid Atlanta Braves Baseball fan and she enjoyed cooking and keeping her house in order. Most of all she loved helping other people and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anna Elizabeth was a member of Our Father’s House Church in Cowan. In addition to her parents, Anna Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Brewer Sr.; children, John Thomas “Tom” Brewer Jr., Billie Ruth Pemberton and Margaret Faye Clark; sisters, Doris Pender, Margaret Davis, Carlin Perry, and Mary Florence Partin; brothers, Coby Partin, Marlin Partin, Larry Partin and Harry Partin; and grandsons, Bruce Brewer, and Brent Brewer. She is survived by her loving children, Benny (Diane) Brewer of Winchester, Wayne Brewer of Winchester, Kathleen Matthews of Decherd, Shelia (Jeff) Boyett of Decherd, Mert (Glenn) Breccia of Decherd and Anna Jean Ellis of Winchester; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jennings (Judy) Partin of Winchester; and sister, Jane (Ralph) Edwards of Cowan. Visitation was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Mitchell Gardner officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
MARTIN, Lloyd, age 54 of Winchester, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 22, 1964, in Manchester. Lloyd will be remembered by most as a man of many talents. In previous years Lloyd worked at Rock Tenn Inc. in Tullahoma, Franklin County Waste Management and The GEO Group in Texas. He also was self-employed as a heavy equipment operator and worked with irrigation & field drainage. Just prior to Lloyd’s illness, he was employed by CFC Recycling as a transporter of industrial waste. Lloyd loved being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He raced at Winchester Speedway for years and also enjoyed motorcycle riding. Lloyd is survived by his loving children, Andrea Nicole “Nikki” Martin of Winchester and Johnathan (Cassandra) Martin of Idaho; parents, Eddie M. and Gloria Gaye Martin of Winchester; brother, Tracy Dale (Candi) Martin of Maryville; grandmother, Sadie Rice of Mocksville, North Carolina; and grandchildren, Tennyson Blassingame, Nehemiah Fuqua, Gracelyn Martin and Waylon Martin. A memorial service was held at the Winchester Church of Christ on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. Lloyd chose to donate his body to the UT Knoxville Forensic Anthropology Research. Lloyd’s friends invite you to a benefit at Swann Equipment on Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
TAYLOR, Ruby Jane Brinkley, age 81 of Winchester, departed this life on Friday, April 12, 2019, at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Taylor was born in Winchester on Oct. 19, 1937, to the late John Brinkley and Elizabeth Nunley Brinkley. She was a member of the Maxwell Baptist Church. Ms. Taylor was employed for many years at the former Lanier Clothing in Decherd. She was later employed as a cafeteria worker at North Middle School for several years. Ms. Taylor loved to travel. She took a lot of pride in keeping a clean home. In addition to her parents, Ms. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and three sons, Michael, Ronald “Opie” and Steven Taylor. She is survived by her son, Randy Taylor of Winchester; grandchildren, Misty Taylor of Nashville, Tommy Taylor of Manchester, Amanda Buchanan of Murfreesboro, Chris Taylor of Smyrna and Travis Taylor and Zack Taylor, both of Winchester; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Mike Robertson officiating. Interment followed in the Maxwell Cemetery in Belvidere. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grantfuneralservices.net
CHARLES CATES SR.
CATES, Charles William “Bub” Sr., age 89 of Cowan, departed this life on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, following an extended illness. Mr. Cates was born in Winchester on May 16, 1929, to the late John Martin Cates and Odessa Pittman Cates. He was a member of the Cowan Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Cates was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean War. He loved gardening when he was able. Most of all he loved attending church and reading and studying his Bible. Mr. Cates is survived by his son, Charles Cates Jr. and wife, Shelia; brother, Kenneth Cates and wife, Mary; and granddaughter, Amanda Cates, all of Cowan; and close friend, David McBee and his church family. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cowan Church of the Nazarene. A memorial service with military honors bestowed, was held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Cowan Church of the Nazarene with Bro. Bill Welch and Bro. John Butler officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grantfuneralservices.net
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