BONNER, Lillie R., age 99, of Winchester, formerly of Cowan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Southern Tennessee Regional Medical Skill facility in Winchester. She was born to the late Evans Tyree Taylor and Violet Henrietta Porter Taylor on March 14, 1919, in Cowan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 62 years, Mr. Willie L. Bonner Sr.; brother, William Q. Taylor Sr. of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Willie Z. Nard, Evelyn I. Morris, Bettye L. Hill and Dollie A. Hartsfield, all of Cowan. She leaves 10 loving and precious children to continue her legacy and cherish her memories - four sons, Elder Willie L. (Verna) Bonner Jr. of Cowan, Mr. David Q. Bonner Sr. of Winchester, Mr. Raymond E. (Dr. Gloria) Bonner of Murfreesboro, Mr. Allen T. (Carmen) Bonner Sr. of San Diego, California, six daughters, Mrs. Lula P. (Samuel Frank) Laster of Antioch, Mrs. Bettie J. (Jesse) Simmons of Cowan, Mrs. Phyllis H. (Earnest, Jr.) Lee of Bellwood, Illinois, Ms. Audrey T. Fitzgerald of Ellenwood, Georgia, Mrs. Brenda Y. (Frank) Brown of Decherd and Mrs. Deborah L. (Edwin) Wamsley of Arlington, Texas; a brother, George O. (Alva Jean) Taylor of St. George, Utah. 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 19 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great- grandchildren; a special friend, Mrs. Yvonne Heard of Nashville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. She will lie in state on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. at the Elk River Missionary Baptist Tabernacle with Elder Leo Bonner officiating and Pastor John W. Patton Jr. as eulogist. Interment will be in the Thorogood Cemetery in Cowan. J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home, 715 South Jackson St., Tullahoma, TN 37388, 931-455-2723. Send online condolences to weltonfuneralhome.com.
BRAZELTON, Susie, age 95, entered into rest on Dec. 28, 2018. She was a cook and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Phyllis Wheatley Science Club. Mrs. Brazelton was preceded in death by her sons, Lewis O’Neal Martin and Ronnie Allan Martin. She is survived by her daughters, Emma Shepard (Dallas) and Bridgett Kimbrough; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2018, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Elk River Missionary Baptist Tabernacle, 87 Crestview Dr. in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Elk River Missionary Baptist Tabernacle. Interment will follow in the Thorogood Cemetery.
HOLMES, Elizabeth Ann Grammer, age 85 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga. A native of Franklin County, she was born on May 12, 1933, to the late Ruff and Lizzie (Weddington) Grammer. Elizabeth and her husband, Pete, started Shelter Insurance Company, which she helped operate. She also had been employed by the Franklin County Board of Education in the dietary department and as a real estate agent. She was a member of the Winchester Church of Christ and enjoyed playing bridge and golf. Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Pete Holmes of Winchester and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, from 1-2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joseph Horton officiating. Interment was in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222. www.moorecortner.com.
PARKS, Joseph Troy, age 51 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 21, 1967, to the late Lee V. Parks and Josephine Weddington Parks. He was a construction worker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Lee Parks; sister, Brenda Ann Parks; and stepfather, Harvey Brown. Survivors include two daughters, Felicia (Kevin) Overcast of Christiana and April (Marty) Trussell of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Darlene Denson, Pamela Sons, Dale Parks, Ray Parks, Glen Parks, Carl Parks and Gary Parks; three grandchildren; siblings, Darlene Denson, Pamela Sons, Dale Parks, Ray Parks, Glen Parks, Carl Parks and Gary Parks; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Harmony Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222. www.moorecortner.com.
WEAVER, James Caner, age 85 of Estill Springs, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. He was born in Manchester on March 29, 1933, to the late James C. and Lavena Reynolds Weaver, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Finney Weaver; son, Jeffrey Clay Weaver; daughters, Loretta Kay Weaver and Lavena Faye Weaver Peavyhouse; and brother, O.D. “Don” Weaver. He is survived by his loving wife, Viola “Susie” Weaver; Jerry (Patricia) Finney of Estill Springs, Elaine (Sam) Stewart of Lynchburg and son-in-law Col. Martin Peavyhouse of Estill Springs; six grandchildren, Anthony Peavyhouse, Rebecca (Joe) Burgraff, Jamie (Alisha) Finney, Marty (Anrae) Finney, Jeremy Burch and Lindsey (Ted) Kocak; six great-grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Micciche, Isabella Peavyhouse, Claire and Leo Finney, Wyatt Finney, Micah Burgraft and Joe Burgraff Jr. In addition, he is survived by three brothers, Dale (Barbara) Weaver, Ray (Elaine) Weaver and Keith (Kathy) Weaver, all of Estill Springs as well as many other relatives and friends. James was born and raised in the Calls Community of Coffee County, where he resided until he joined the U.S. Army. He proudly served for two years in the Korean Conflict before being honorably discharged. James then resided in Elkhart, Indiana until moving to the Crossville area, where he began his employment with GTE Telephone Company. He enjoyed meeting a variety of individuals and helping others while installing services and retired from there after 34 years. James then returned to this area. He was a member of the New Brick Church of Christ where he served as an elder. He enjoyed visiting with others, telling stories and blue grass music. He will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Central Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jerry Finney officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors bestowed. Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Hwy., Manchester, TN 37355 in charge of arrangements, 931-723-7774. Send online condolences to www.centralfuneralhome.com.
DEPENHART, Benita A., age 80, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 27, 1938, in Brescia, Italy to the late Linda Scapin. Mrs. Depenhart was a faithful member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She enjoyed crocheting, planting flowers in her garden, watching soap operas, traveling back to Italy and listening to Elvis Presley. She will be remembered by her family as a selfless lady who always put others first. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Depenhart was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Depenhart; brother, Walter (Maria) Scapin; mother and father–in-law, Gilbert John and Anna Alberta Depenhart; and brothers-in-law, John Depenhart, Charles Hittson, and Jesse Flores. She is survived by her children, Marshall (Carol Ann) Depenhart of Chesterfield, Virginia, Lucinda Depenhart (Donnie Wiser) of Winchester, Kenneth (Amy) Depenhart of Murfreesboro and Linda (Matt) Knose of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; grandchildren, Zachary Reeves and Samantha Andrews, both of Chesterfield, Virginia, Jonathan Taylor (fiancé Kaytee Blanton) of Murfreesboro, Parker Knose of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Aderian Wiser of Manchester; great-grandchildren, Alistair Abell and Asher Wiser; sister, Gina Hittson of Estill Springs; brother-in-law, Joseph (Roberta) Depenhart of Savannah, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Linda Flores of Santa Paul, California and Cecelia Renaud of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Catholic mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Father Anthony Mutuku officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222. www.moorecortner.com.
GOFF, Billy Randall, age 74, of Cowan, departed this life on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Goff was born in Cowan to the late Henry and Bertha Goff. He was employed at Ford Motor Company in Chicago, Illinois and also the Harvey Police Department in Harvey, Illinois in the 1970's. He was last employed as a roofer for over 50 years before retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting antiques and walking in the mountain. He was devoted to spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two infant daughters, Mary and Barbara; a son, James Randall "Smurf" Goff; brothers, Max Goff, Rudy Goff, Roy Goff and Bobby Allen Goff; and sister, May Goff. He is survived by his wife, Clara Goff of Cowan; daughter, Tina Goff (Travis) of Cowan; grandchildren, Cassey, Aaron and James Goff Jr., Courtney (Josh) Miller, Cody Davis, Alexis Simon and Haley Nash; great-grandchildren, JaMarri Solomon, Kaylee and Kylie Goff, Athena Miller, Georgia Goff and Landon Goff; sisters, Bonnie (Floyd) Sweeton of Cowan and Lynda (Eddie) Smith of Estill Springs; andn a brother, Alton (Donna) Goff of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. George Sells and Bro. Lester Ashley officiating. Interment will follow in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made by contacting Grant Funeral Services.