ALONSO, Ronnie Wayne, age 61 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Winchester on July 10, 1958, to the late Freddie Lee and Linda Mae (Couch) Alonso. Ronnie was the owner and operator of A&A Nursery in Winchester and in his spare time HE enjoyed hunting, fishing and off-roading and racing. He was a member of the Oaklawn Baptist Church. Ronnie is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sheila Joy (Larkin) Alonso; children, Christopher Wayne (Beth) Alonso of Columbia, Derek Lee (Chesleigh) Alonso of Winchester and Dusty Curtis (Kelly) Alonso of Winchester; brother, Tony Lee (Gena) Alonso of Decherd; sister, Beverly Diane Alonso of Winchester; honorary daughter, Wendy (Troy) Hawkersmith of Winchester; grandchildren, Chloe Bradford, Cheyann Satterfield, Calli Alonso, Cortland Alonso and Camden Alonso; niece, Christy (Daniel) Keith; nephew, Kevin (Meredith) Alonso; great-nephews, Davis Keith, and Hayden Alonso; and his beloved dog, Peanut. Visitation was held on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ray Gardner and Bro. Johnny Mayes officiating. Interment followed in the Watson-North Memorial Park in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
TAYLOR, Michael Davis, 68 of Winchester, passed Dec. 18, 2019, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. Survivors: siblings, Larry (Cathy) Taylor, Mary Etta Taylor of Decherd; several nieces, nephews. Visitation, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, 1-2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with services following at 2 p.m. Interment, Franklin Memorial Gardens.
GOVER, Frankie Lee, age 67 of Winchester, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born in Albany, Georgia on Nov. 24, 1952. Frankie was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam. Before his retirement, Frankie was employed as a carpenter. He enjoyed fishing and golfing, especially at Scenic View Golf Course. Frankie was a member of the Decherd Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Frankie is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Cathy Gover of Winchester; sister, Tracie (Jason) McCreary of Estill Springs; several nieces and nephews; and special church friends, Kathy Prall and John and Jean Wheaton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee (Epperson) Hannah and siblings, Michael Hannah, Sheila Hannah, Terry Sherwood Hanah and Mary Charles Heath. Visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials donations may be made to the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
BASS, Barbara D., age 80 of Winchester, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Elk River Health and Rehabilitation of Winchester. A native of Franklin County, she was born on July 23, 1939, in Winchester to the late Edwin Dean and Lillie Josephine (White) Farris. Barbara was a graduate of Manchester Central High School, serving as a majorette as well as secretary of her class. Before her retirement, Barbara was employed as a LPN in the healthcare industry, working as a school nurse as well as for home health. With such a caring and nurturing nature, she was a Girl Scout leader and a den mother for the Boy Scouts, coach of the Bass Bees softball team, and in her later years, she took care of everyone she could. Barbara was of the Southern Baptist Faith and attended Broadview Baptist Church and Oaklawn Baptist Church, and always enjoyed helping with Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed painting, making crafts, baking, cooking, camping and spending time with her church family but most of all Barbara loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Her family will remember her contagious laughter as well as her beautiful smile. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Tim Wiser and brothers, Eddie Farris and Larry Farris. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kim (Kevin) Slayton of Winchester and Traci (Phil) Henderson of Winchester; grandchildren, Kyle Commons, Kandace Scoggins, Michael Henderson, Casey Jackson, Kurt Jackson and Kelsea Stewart; great-grandchildren, Klaudia Brooke Jackson, Sadie Jo Stewart, Kora Jane Stewart, Slayton Jace Stewart, Alivia June Scoggins, Adalynn Jackson, Alanna Jackson and Caden Jackson; uncle, Freddie White of Texas; and sisters-in-law, Dewanna Farris and Faye Massey. Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ray Gardner and Bro. Jerry Stewart officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Special thanks from the family to Avalon Hospice and the staff of Elk River Health and Rehabilitation as well as special friend Mark Gass of Avalon Hospice for the great care of their mother and grandmother. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
O’NEAL, Hazel Smith, age, 71, of Normandy passed from her life on earth and entered into her eternal home in heaven, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Hazel was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and active member of the Homeland Baptist Church in Tullahoma. She loved her family deeply. She had a servant’s heart and lived her entire life serving others. She loved to tell people about her family. Hazel worked for EATON Transmission Corporation for 20 years and Tennessee Apparel Corporation for 10 years before retiring in 2018. She loved to cook, garden, go to church and spend time with her family. One word we use to remember Hazel is “selfless.” She loved people well. Hazel Smith O’Neal was born on Oct. 6, 1948, in Franklin County, Tennessee to the late Jesse and Myrtle Smith. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, William Douglas O’Neal. She is survived by her five children, Doug O’Neal Jr. (Bethany), Melody O’Neal Dye, Jerome Fulton (Mary), Sonya Fulton Brown (Jason) and Marcie Fulton Cantrell (Jermmie). She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Alexandria Dye, Adam Dye, Hunter Dye, (Callie) Hannah Fuller (Tylor), Aubrie O’Neal, Ethan O’Neal, Dustin Fulton, Shelby Fulton, Aaron Fulton, Austin Brown (Hannah), Dalton Brown (Heather), Riley Barnes and Molly Barnes. Hazel is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren. The family received guests on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tullahoma Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Shelbyville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Hazel’s memory to her church, Homeland Baptist Church, 307 West Grundy St., Tullahoma, TN 37388. Tullahoma Funeral Home asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com
PARTIN, Nancy Chennille, age 61 of Winchester Springs, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center in Nashville surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, she was born on July 8, 1958, to the late Roy B. and Honey “Eliza” (Smith) Riddle. A loving wife, mother and “Ninny,” she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, listening to gospel music, going to church, and snuggling in her fuzzy blankets watching The Price is Right. Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Darrell Partin of Winchester Springs; children, Tonya (Gary) Christian of Huntland, Junior (Kattie) LaFevers of Winchester Springs, and Anna (Chris) Wells of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Gracelyn Dodson, Joshua Dodson, Braelyn Christian, and Ashley Christian of Huntland, Autumn and Summer Christian of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Savannah and Aaron LaFevers of Winchester Springs, and Jacob Byers and Kristiana Wells of Tullahoma; siblings, Kenneth (Jean) Riddle of Estill Springs, J.R. Ray (Debra) Riddle of Lynchburg, Neil (Anita) Riddle of Decherd, and Ronnie (Barbara) Riddle of Estill Springs; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as brothers and sisters-in-law. Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jordan Atkisson and Bro. Chris Wells officiating. Interment followed in the Pennington Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
DUNCAN, Lester Eugene, age 77 of Winchester, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 14, 1942, to the late Hollis and Ethel Louise Duncan. Before his retirement, he was employed in the manufacturing industry. Lester enjoyed working on cars and listening to country music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Duncan. Lester is survived by his brother, Jerry (Anna) Duncan of Lebanon and niece and nephews, Randy Duncan, Chuck Duncan, Nancy Monroy, Rich Duncan and Brian Duncan. Visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Graveside services were conducted on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the New Brick Church Cemetery with Rev. Todd Coutta officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.
GROWDEN, Carol Lee (Sanders), age 82, died on Dec. 22, 2019 in Murfreesboro. She was born in Winchester on Dec. 2, 1937, and died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. She was predeceased by her parents, Dee and Bessie Sanders; sister, Nancy; and brother, Ralph. She is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, James; sons, Art and Eric; and sister, Jean McGee. She also leaves behind daughters-in-law, Mary and Donna and four grandchildren, Bethany, Andrew, Rachel and Sarah. She was interred at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at michaeljfox.org Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Growden family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.
BERRYHILL, Jack Warren, Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Mr. Jack Warren Berryhill, age 87 of Winchester. Mr. Berryhill passed from this life on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. A native of Franklin County, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1959. Following his military service he returned to Franklin County where he worked for Quality TV Service. He later owned and operated this business until his retirement in 2007. In addition, he was a well-known and talented musician for more than 70 years. He was a very avid and outspoken fan of the Atlanta Braves, UT, western movies and shows, especially Gunsmoke. About 20 years ago he purchased a Harley Davidson motorcycle and took up riding. He was a life-time member of the Winchester VFW post 1893, a member of the Winchester Masonic Lodge 158 and Oaklawn Baptist Church. Mr. Berryhill was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Gipson Berryhill and his father, H. L. Berryhill; sister, Ruby Sylvia; and brothers-in-law, Tony Sylvia and Waylon Ray. He leaves to cherish his memory and mourn his passing, his wife of 49 years, Lois Isbell Berryhill of Winchester; sons, Christopher Berryhill of Winchester and Douglas (Amy) Berryhill of Murfreesboro; granddaughter, Taylor (John) Bivens of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; grandson, Andrew Berryhill of Murfreesboro; sister, Wilma Berryhill Ray of Winchester; brothers, Lonnie (Gail) Berryhill and Earl (Ruby) Berryhill, both of Winchester; special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Joyce Brown of Cowan; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends. The family received friends at Watson-North Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. The funeral service was conducted from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ray Gardner officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with military honors bestowed. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2345.
GOODMAN, Jewell Dean, age 91, Aug. 16, 1928 – Dec. 19, 2019.