PORSHA PELHAM CROWNOVER
CROWNOVER, Porsha Pelham, (Sept. 7, 1976 - Jan. 31, 2021), of Fayetteville, passed this life on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at the age of 44. Ms. Crownover, a native of Lincoln County, was an LPN at Donaldson Care Center and had been a nurse for 15 years. She loved working in healthcare and especially enjoyed working with the elderly. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Pelham. She is survived by her mother, Donna Sue Crim (Pete) of Fayetteville; daughters, Hannah Creson (Eric Neal) of Fayetteville, and Katie Crownover of Winchester; sister, Carrie Pardon (Jeremy) of Elkton; grandchildren, Brylen Harbin, Kenzie Neal and Brooklyn Neal; nieces and nephews, Bryson Ryan, Canaan Pardon, Giovanni Parton and Savannah Parton; and many friends and extended family. A memorial service was held on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Mulberry Baptist Church in Mulberry, Tennessee.
Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Imogene Farris Neal, age 87, of Decherd, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Life Care Center in Tullahoma. Imogene was born in Franklin County, on March 5, 1933, to the late Clarence and Annie Farris. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Dudley Neal. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Helen Farris McCallie, and her brothers, Jack Farris and John Farris. She is survived by her sister, Stella Rieben of Estill Springs; brothers, Clyde Farris of Shelbyville, Dan Farris of Huntland, David Farris of Belvidere, and Carl Farris of Hermitage, Tennessee. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Stephanie Wilson of Clarksville, Joseph Neal of Smyrna, Brandon Nichols of Decherd, Ryan Nichols of Bicester, England, Ross Neal, Andy Neal, Addie Neal, and Amie Neal, all of Fayetteville. She also leaves two great-grandchildren, Sadie and Sydney Wilson of Clarksville. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, between 10- 11 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson North Funeral Home in Winchester, with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2345.
GREEN, Herman Lee, 91, of Sewanee, died Feb. 17, 2021. Survivors: children, Teresa Johnson, Ransom Green, Ricky Green, Randall Green; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers, Junior Green and Joe Green; sisters, Susie Kilgore, Barbara Byers, Mary Green, Kathy Owensby. Service, Feb. 21, 2021, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment, Harrison Cemetery.
WILLIAM VAN HOOSER JR.
VAN HOOSER, William “Bill” Sam Jr., age 62, of Decherd, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro. He was born in Alhambra, California, on Jan. 20, 1959, to the late William Sam and Joann (Glossup) Van Hooser and was a 1978 graduate of Franklin County High School. Bill had been employed for many years as a car salesman for Russell-Barnett Automotive. He was an avid Alabama football fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spare time. But most of all, Bill cherished the time spent with his family and many friends. He was a member of the Decherd First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cynthia Ann Van Hooser. Bill is survived by his loving aunts and uncles, Glenda Glossup Simmons of Pulaski, Peggy Glossup Farrar of Pulaski, Samuel Glossup of Ardmore, Alabama, Joe Glossup of Okeechobee, Florida, Carl Glossup of Pulaski, and Jack (Wanda) Van Hooser of Nashville. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Chris Nolan officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date at Mt. Garner Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
JOSEPH LEONARD MACKEY
MACKEY, Joseph Leonard, age 58, of Estill Springs, died Feb. 7, 2021. Survivors: wife, Sandra L. Mackey; son, Joseph Mackey; daughter, Sarah Kinney. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Joe’s life Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Honeysuckle Pavilion (outdoors), Twin Creeks Resort Village and Marina, Winchester.
CHARLES HARPER JR.
HARPER, Charles Raymond Jr., age 79, of Estill Springs, Tennessee, formerly of Old Hickory, Tennessee, departed this life on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Harper was born in Old Hickory, Tennessee, on Oct. 29, 1941, to the late Charles Harper and Dorothy Hale Harper. He graduated from DuPont High School in 1959. He was employed for approximately 10 years at DuPont in Old Hickory, Tennessee. He left their employment and went to work as a pipe fitter for Metro Davidson County where he was employed for 18 years before becoming disabled due to an accident. He enjoyed boating on the lake here with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lori Harper; sister, Camille Harper; and brother, Gregory Harper. He is survived by his brother, Eddie H. Harper of Estill Springs, and step-children, Freddy Duncan and Maria Duncan, both of Hermitage, Tennessee. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements were placed in the care of Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Road, Estill Springs, TN 37330. 931-649-3585.
CLIFFORD JONES JR.
JONES, Clifford Roy Jr., age 78, of Winchester, Tennessee, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at St. Thomas West in Nashville, Tennessee, following a brief illness. Mr. Jones was born in Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 10, 1942, to the late Clifford Roy Jones Sr. and Doris Reed Jones. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 21 years. For 12 of those years he was stationed at the Pentagon. Mr. Jones then was employed for approximately 14 years at Wendy’s Restaurant in Winchester, as a manager and at the same time at STRHS in Winchester, in the dietary department. for 12 years. He last attended the Estill Springs Church of the Nazarene. He was an avid Alabama football fan and a Jeff Gordon NASCAR Fan. He will be remembered as “the family chef” and a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry, Ricky and Gary Jones. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sue Jones; children, Michele Douglas and husband, Ross of Winchester, and Melinda Collins and husband, Ryan of Athens, Alabama; grandchildren, Dillion Douglas and wife, Amber of Winchester, Christopher Couch of Athens, Alabama, and Seth Douglas of Winchester; sisters, Frances Bryant (Billy Davis) and Peggy Jones and husband, Keith, all of Huntsville, Alabama; and a loving and spoiled pet, Sophie. Visitation was held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs. Services were conducted on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. George Sells officiating. Interment followed in the Watson-North Memorial Park in Winchester, with military honors bestowed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Animal Harbor at P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398-0187. Arrangements were placed in the care of Grant Funeral Services, 103 Peters Road, Estill Springs, TN 37330. 931-649-3585.
BRANCH, Lerah Rogers, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at her home in Winchester, Tennessee. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Lerah was born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby Kelly Rogers and John Haskel Rogers; husband, J.C. Branch; and son, Ronnie Branch. She is survived by her son, Barry (Patty) Branch; daughter, Lisa (Ahmad) Vakili; beloved grandchildren, Jennifer (Tom) Dreis, Jessica Vakili (Michael Knowles), and Randall Jay Branch; and great-grandchildren, Libby and Lainey Dreis, Fletcher Knowles, and Karli and Bryce Branch; one brother, Johnny Rogers of Tullahoma; and one uncle, Robert Rogers of Tullahoma. Lerah had a strong Christian faith and was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Estill Springs, Tennessee, for 60 years, where she taught Sunday school and faithfully served her Lord in any capacity needed. She worked for many years at the Old Townsend Kindergarten in Winchester, sharing her love of cooking and children. She always had a pot of coffee brewing and knew her favorite recipes by heart, graciously cooking for anyone who walked into her home and was most famous for her sweet tea and cornbread. She never let the barn cats go hungry either! Her mind remained sharp until the end and she could remember family and friend’s phone numbers, never missed sending a greeting card, and knew every Hallmark movie. She was gentle, tender hearted, and loved her family and friends with all her heart. Lerah loved her Lord and was reciting hymns and verses until her last breath. A special loving thank you to Lerah’s caretakers including: Brenda Rogers, Cheryl Goins, Melissa Caldwell, Leauna King, Johnnie Braswell, Ann Pendleton, and the nurses of Compassus Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in her memory to be made to Crossroads Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Due to COVID-19, the family required a mask to be worn at all times during visitation and social distancing was strictly enforced. Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, from noon until 2 p.m. with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. Interment was held at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Friends and family served as pallbearers. Online condolences may be shared at www.watsonnorth.com. Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2345.
GARNER, Deborah Sue, age 62, of Tullahoma, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at Vanderbilt-Harton Hospital. She was born in Cook County, Illinois, on March 3, 1958, to the late Thomas Oscar and Lula Mae (Potts) McAmis. Before her retirement, she had been employed at Harton Hospital in the dietary department. A wonderful cook, she enjoyed spending time with her beloved family and made a point to attend all of her grandkids’ sporting events. Deborah Sue loved the Lord and will be remembered for her warm and kind-hearted nature. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Thomas Oscar McAmis Jr. and special aunt, Sadie Lucille Moon. Deborah Sue is survived by her loving children, Michelle (Rocky) Ruehling of Tullahoma, and Derek (Tasha) Tucker of Estill Springs; grandchildren, River Chase (Haley) Rackley, Tyler Ruehling, Rylee Creed Rackley, Kanyon Hope Tucker, Briana Skye Ruehling and Cason Myles Tucker; great-grandchild, Sabree Ella Rackley; siblings, Mabel Ann Anderson and Johnny Ray McAmis; niece, Tracie Lynn Mears; nephews, Thomas “Tommy” William Sawyer and Johnny Ray McAmis Jr. Private family services are planned. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
HOGAN, Wendy Meleah, age 61, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family after battling cancer. Wendy was born in Winchester, Tennessee, on Sept. 25, 1959, to the late Conrad and Betty Ruth Boswell. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oct. 1972. She was a 1977 graduate of Franklin County High School. She married Robert (Bob) Hogan in December 1979, and moved to the Ocala, Florida, area. Wendy loved her family very much and always put their needs ahead of her own. She loved gardening, decorating and teaching others about God’s Kingdom and the resurrection hope which brought her much comfort. Her favorite pastime by far was spending time with her precious grandson, Colton. She was the best MiMi. Wendy was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Andrew Boswell. She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Allison (Aaron) Rittscher; grandson, Colton Rittscher; sisters, Debby (Roger) Hall and Connie (James) Gregory; brother, Danny (Diane) Boswell; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service was held via Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.