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RAMSEY QUARLES

 QUARLES, Ramsey Cornel, age 70 of Winchester, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 29, 1949, in Albertville, Alabama to the late D.C. Quarles and Marie Hallmark Quarles. He was a retired electrical engineer for TVA. Ramsey enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and was also a woodworker and craftsman. He will be remembered as an amazing husband and father who was gentle, giving and strong and would do anything to help anyone. Survivors include his wife, Myra Quarles of Winchester; daughters, Tera (Kevin) Kelly of Memphis, Kelly (Rex Jr.) Womack of Belvidere and Dara Quarles of Winchester; grandchildren, Lora Kelly, Leigh Kelly and Lindy Kelly of Memphis, Jocelyn Womack of Belvidere, Rex Womack III of Belvidere and Darius Patrick of Winchester; and brothers, Mike (Dava) Quarles of South Pittsburg and Brian (Tina) Quarles of Knoxville. Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019, from 1-3 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with Chaplain Jeff Collet officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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ALTA MARKWELL

 MARKWELL, Alta Faye, age 77 of Winchester, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at St Thomas West in Nashville. A native of Franklin County, she was born on March 13, 1942, in Winchester to the late Jessie Lee and Mable (Rollins) Bolin. Before her retirement she was employed at UTSI. Alta attended the Oak Grove Church of God and loved spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Markwell and siblings, Betty Hawkins, Robert Bolin, Milton Bolin and Donald Ray Bolin. She is survived by her loving children, Linda (Max) Andolsek of Tullahoma; Timothy (Bobbie) Myers of Dayton and Tony (Jackie) Myers of Manchester; siblings, Jewel Stephens of Winchester, Shirley Stephens of Winchester, Frankie (Bob) Heade of Winchester, Linda (Zeke) Davis of Cowan and Billy Joe (Iva) Bolin of Decherd; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Spencer Van-Order and nephew Terry Turner officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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JAMES DRIVER

 DRIVER, James “Jimmy” Watson, age 73 of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at St. Thomas West in Nashville. He was born in Franklin County on Oct. 22, 1946, to the late William Thomas and Katherine (Parker) Driver. Jimmy went to college at Tennessee Tech University where he played football. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. A devoted farmer, he loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. A country music singer and guitar player, Jimmy had been a part of WSM Radio shows, The Ralph Emery Show, and The Teddy Bart Show. He was an avid Alabama football fan and was a baseball and softball umpire for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brother, William Franklin “Billy” Driver and granddaughter, Carmen E. Simmons. He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Driver of Winchester; children, James Franklin (Cassi) Driver of Tullahoma, Gregory Thomas (Daffney) Driver of Lynchburg and Jeannie Marie Driver of Murfreesboro; sister, Martha Katherine “Kathy” (Michael) Sparks of Winchester; and grandchildren, Montana James Driver, Carolyna Michelle Driver, James Bryant Driver, Hunter Thomas Driver, Jayda Simmons and Samara Simmons. Visitation was held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the Lynchburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, 501 West Broad St., Decherd, TN 37324. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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JOHN HALL

 HALL, John A., age 80 of Cowan, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Franklin County on Aug. 9, 1939, to the late John L. and Pearlie Ann (Campbell) Hall. John served in the Tennessee Army National Guard and was employed as a foreman with A and G Equipment and The Rogers Group until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and attended Decherd Church of Nazarene. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Mae “Flo’ Hall; mother of his children, Geneva Master Hall Hudson; and brothers, James Leonard Hall and Donald Ray Hall. He is survived by his loving children, Michael (Tammy) Hall of Belvidere, Marvin Hall of LaVergne, Lynette (Roger) Ivey of Lynchburg and Rickey Hall of Cowan; brothers, Hoyt (Judy) Hall of Estill Springs and Pete (Shirley) Hall of Estill Springs; sister-in-law, Diane Hall of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Tabitha (Michael) Stinnett, Clay (Rachel) Hall, Michael (Misty) Hall, Roger (Brittany) Ivey, Jesse (Lacy) Ivey, Christopher (Melissa) Hall, Shelby (Trestin) York and Jessica Hall; great-grandchildren, Saede Stinnett, Clark Stinnett, Zack Hall, Zoey Hall, Easton Hall, Carson Hall, Kerrigan Hall, Jada Ivey, Sadie Ivey, Allie Ivey, Eli Ivey, Penny Ivey, Paisley Ivey, Austin Hall, Iliyah Hall and Cora Meadows; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Brian Nave officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with military honors bestowed. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

STANLEY GIPSON

 GIPSON, Stanley (Stan), age 77, left this life for his heavenly home on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Stan was born on April 25, 1942, to the late Elbert and Harley (Gilliam) Gipson. He was a 1961 graduate of Franklin County High School and a member of the Estill Springs United Methodist Church. Stan is survived by his wife of 52 years, Clarice Spray Gipson; daughter, Lora (Jeremy) Frost of Murfreesboro; grandsons, Gipson and Gavin Frost; siblings, Don (Peggy) Gipson of Decherd, Betty (Junior) Partin of Decherd, Joan (Pete) Woods of Decherd and Gary (Susan) Gipson of Decherd; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. David Lay officiating. Burial followed in Winchester Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Estill Springs United Methodist Church or to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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STEPHENSON ADKINS

 ADKINS, Stephenson Dean, age 21 of Winchester, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at his home. Autopsy results are pending but the cause of death may never be known. He was born in Knoxville on Feb. 1, 1998, to Callie (Foust) and Brian Adkins and lived most of his life there. He later moved to Franklin and most recently Winchester where he was attending college. An avid reader, enthusiast and editor of Wikipedia articles, he had a passion for factual information presented in an unbiased way. Although his aspiration since a young age was to become a PhD in physics, he also had a keen interest in history and political science and the dynamics of leadership, governments and warfare and how they shaped socioeconomic systems. He had extremely broad interests and could speak to them with remarkable depth and detail. This level of detail was matched only by his wit that could lighten the mood and make a point at the same time. He enjoyed humorous content from the webcomics xkcd and Cyanide & Happiness and frequently viewed the YouTube channels Extra Credits, CGP Grey, and Lindybeige. He played chess and loved chess sets as works of art. He adored his younger sister, Meredith. He loved his dog, Greyden, and before that, his pet rats. He had a sweet spirit that was expressed the most with his sister, his pets and his younger cousins as well as his grandparents. He faced many challenges in life, but he was a light of persistence, focus and enthusiasm through all of it. Stephenson leaves behind his parents, Callie Adkins of Winchester and Brian Adkins of Virginia; his sister Meredith, a student at The College of William and Mary in Virginia; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Nancy Foust of Winchester; his paternal grandmother, Marjorie White Adkins of Rocky Top; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Johnnie Adkins. A celebration of life was held at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. The service included a sharing time followed by a reception with finger foods and a chance to mingle. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation would be appreciated (100 percent of donations for research goes to research): https://bbrfoundation.donordrive.com/campaign/Stephenson-Adkins. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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BARBARA MANGUM

 MANGUM, Barbara Pearline Wilkerson, age 88 of Winchester, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System’s Skilled Care. A native of Franklin County, she was born on Jan. 4, 1932, the fourth child of Ira Ernest and Eliza May (Judge) Wilkerson. She moved to Illinois in the early 1950’s and was employed for many years as a welder for Rex-Chain Belt. Eventually, she moved home to Tennessee and built a home at Keith Springs, the mountain that she loved dearly. Barbara was very active in the Keith Springs Community Club where she held numerous jobs for the betterment of her community. She also was very active in the Keith Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Barbara was a resident of Winchester at her time of death, but loved her community of Keith Springs. She had a duel membership to Paynes Baptist Church and Roarks Cove Baptist Church. She was raised and attended Keith Springs School. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Mangum; grandson, William Benjamin Gordon; sister, Mary Frances Wilkerson; brothers, William H. and his wife Lue Bell Wilkerson, Avery Floyd Wilkerson, Ernest LeVoyd Wilkerson; Olbert Prentice Wilkerson, James M. Wilkerson, Terry M. Wilkerson, Donnie Wilkerson and David Wilkerson; and brother-in-law, George Marino. She leaves to cherish her memories, children, Angelia (Bill) McGee of Winchester and Clifford Joel Mangum of Knoxville; grandchildren, Amanda (Wilson) Spain of Tullahoma, Jennifer (Michael) Williams of Tullahoma, Jeremy (Dottie) Gordon of Clarksburg, Maryland; Mindy McGee of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Amee (Josh) Fontana of Woodstock, Georgia, Erin McGee of Sandy Springs, Georgia, Michael McGee of Buford, Georgia, William Light of Winchester, Steven Joel Mangum of Illinois and Floyd Stephens of Winchester; great-grandchildren, Karrah, Christopher, Kane, Kymmy, Ian, Zack, Jake, Alexis, Analeigh, Kevin, Liam, Gill, Patrick, Jared, Leanne, Jaeson and Ashlee; great-great-grandchildren, Henley, Isabella, Anthony, and Aurora; brother, Charlie T. (Betty) Wilkerson of Keith Springs; sisters, Geraldine (Judy) Sisk of Keith Springs, Linda (Dennis) Meier of Ashland, Kentucky, Vera Jo (Sompong) Chukliang of Manchester and Lena (Kenneth R.) Steele of Keith Springs; sister-in-law, Mary Wilkerson of Keith Springs; Maybelle Wilkerson of Keith Springs, Pam Wilkerson of Fort Bliss, Texas; and a great multitude of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. David McGee. Interment followed in the Keith Springs Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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NELLIE PARHAM

 PARHAM, Nellie Virginia (Crabtree), age 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family who were like her children and under the watchful care of her friend and nurse, Wanda Eastes. She was born on July 10, 1924, in Winchester to Rufus Quincy Crabtree and Ava Anna (Cooper) Crabtree. In school she became valedictorian in the eighth grade and completed the ninth grade before she withdrew from school to help her mother with her 10 siblings, seen by them as their surrogate mother. At one time she worked as a manager-co-owner at Proby’s Grocery Store and ran a farm on which she also raised quarter horses. Nellie displayed an incredible business sense and a knack for solving problems. Nellie truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, attending barrel races with her daughter (of the heart) and cooking for and spending time with her family, friends, nephews and nieces. She always told it “like it was” and was like a walking Farmer’s Almanac with an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. She was preceded in death by her father, mother; brothers, Vernon Crabtree, Buford F. Crabtree, Herman Crabtree, Donald Boise Crabtree and Wilbur Cooper Crabtree; sisters, Stella (Crabtree) Holt, Myra (Crabtree) Dunagan, Christeen (Crabtree) Davis, Helen (Crabtree) Carlton and Edna Louise (Crabtree) Tipps; and granddaughter (of the heart) Madison Ostertag. Nellie was survived by her daughter (of the heart) Iva Michelle Russell; granddaughter (of the heart) Taylor Ostertag; a brother, Jack Henderson (Darlene) Crabtree; and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Family, friends, and others whose lives Nellie touched were invited to visitation at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at noon at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. A graveside service followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat. A debt of gratitude is expressed for the incredible support from Avalon Hospice and especially the support and love from her nurse and friend, Wanda Eastes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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MARGIE ACKLEN

 ACKLEN, Margie M., age 96 of Winchester, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Crookston, Minnesota on Dec. 14, 1923, to the late Leo and Charlotte (Grove) Wallnofer. She attended nursing school where she met her husband, Woodard Acklen. Mrs. Acklen was co-owner of Morris Ferry Dock for over 20 years and she then worked at Knies Hardware and Gifts for many years. After retirement, she volunteered for many years at various charity organizations in her community. Mrs. Acklen enjoyed tending to her garden, playing cards and watching hummingbirds, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Acklen was preceded in death by her husband, Woodard Acklen; sister, Leola Geisen; daughter-in-law, Dianna Smith Acklen; son-in-law, James C. “Jim” Franklin; and grandson, James Flint Franklin. She is survived by her loving children, Alana Franklin of Winchester and Dennis (Karon) Acklen of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Darbie (Billy) Sizemore of Decherd, Faith Ann Franklin-Hall (Mark) of Estill Springs, Foresa (Eric) Holt of Winchester, Darren (Mindy) Acklen of Decherd, Fhebe Franklin Lane of Lexington, Texas, Farrah (Matt) Thomsen of Cookeville and Fhilip (Whitney) Franklin of Winchester; great-grandchildren, Alana Hope Franklin, Stone Smith, Peyton Graf, Sophia Smith, Drake Sizemore, Mikayla Thomsen, Mikah Thomsen, Mace Thomsen, Halee Lane, Sage Hall, Miles Thomsen, Cooper Franklin, Kellar Franklin and Mayan Thomsen; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, from 1-3 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. A memorial service was conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. 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.

 

RANDY BOHANAN

 BOHANAN, Randy Lee, age 68, departed this life on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Spangdahalem Air Force Base in Germany. Mr. Bohanan was born in Winchester, Tennessee on Jan. 8, 1951, to the late George Bohanan and Mary Lou McKnight Bohanan. He is a 1969 graduate of Franklin County High School. Mr. Bohanan was a 30-year veteran of the U.S.A.F where he served most of his tour as an air craft mechanic. After his retirement he became a tour guide for the Air Force in Europe. He enjoyed driving European cars and living in Germany. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bohanan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and Florella McKnight and paternal grandparents, William and Jennie Bohanan. He is survived by his sister, Brenda Clem of Lancaster, Ohio; brothers, Greg Bohanan of Estill Springs and Steve Bohanan and wife, Jeri of Tullahoma; niece, Tracy Clem Suboh of Lancaster, Ohio and Abby and Paisley Bohanan; and nephews, Shelby Michael Clem of Wasilla, Alaska, Shannon Wade Clem of Anchorage, Alaska, Corey Bohanan of Tullahoma and Zachary and Tyler Fitzgerald and Conner Bohanan. Visitation was held on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, from 2-4 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at 4 p.m. with Chaplin Jerry Stewart officiating. Interment followed on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville.

 

HAROLD KATEN

 KATEN, Harold Edward, age 94 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Elk River Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hemingford, Nebraska on Sept. 27, 1925, to the late Clyde and Teresa (McCabe) Katen. In his younger years, he was a devoted Catholic and sang in the Irish Catholic Choir. Harold was a devoted Nebraska football and Arizona basketball fan. Before his retirement, Harold was employed as a welder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Clyde Edward Katen and Daniel Paul Katen and three brothers. Harold is survived by his loving children, Anna (David) Provancha of Alabama, Rose McDonald of Texas, William Katen of St. Louis, Missouri and Stephen Katen of Arizona; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

SANDRA LAXSON

 LAXSON, Sandra Lee, age 77, of Pelham, Tennessee passed from this life on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Sandra was born in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 8, 1943, to the late Henry Samuel and Beulah Jean McMillan Griggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbie Laxson. She is survived by a son, Richard Guy Laxson; daughters, Melissa Laxson and Gina Laxson (Robert) Jones; grandson, Randall Laxson; and great-grandchild, Layla. The family received friends on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, from noon to 2 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Warren Cemetery. Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Inc. 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee 37356.

 

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FANNIE MAXWELL

 MAXWELL, Fannie Mae “Faye,” age 84 of Huntland, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Franklin County on Oct. 23, 1935, to the late Orien and Delma (Couch) Owens. Faye owned and operated Maxwell Grocery for 40 years. She enjoyed music and attending gospel singings as well as working crossword puzzles, but most of all she loved taking care of all the children in the family and her beloved dog, “Dixie.” Faye was a member of the Huntland Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo Maxwell; sons, Dennis Keith Maxwell and Thomas Darwin Maxwell; grandson, Richard Allen Maxwell; grandparents, Warren and Nora (Money) Owens; siblings, Fred Owens, Frank Owens, Wayne Owens and Nora Owens Morris; and step-mother, Dora Songer Owens. She is survived by her children, George Allan Maxwell and Sandra Lynn Maxwell; grandchildren, Terry (Rebecca) Maxwell, Pamela (Clifford) Camp, Brock (Jayna) Maxwell, Lori Maxwell, Julie Maxwell and Luis Hermosillo; great-grandchildren, Blain, Haley, C.J., Brody and Sadie Jo; siblings, Diana (Steve) Cole, Debbie Owens, Max (Mary) Owens, Jim (Marie) Owens, Jackie Owens, Roy (Trudy) Owens, Larry (Debbie) Owens and David Owens; and special friend, Edna Bradley. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Mike Robertson officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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ELIZABETH HALL

 HALL, Elizabeth “Beth” Ann, age 62 of Huntland, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Grundy County on July 6, 1957. Before her illness, she loved to care for the elderly and had been a foster parent for about seven years. Beth enjoyed cooking, reading, tending her garden and going to yard sales. She especially enjoyed playing cards with her family and would get the giggles when she had a good hand. Beth was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and will be remembered for her loving nature. She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Tenney. Beth is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Charles Hall of Huntland; children, Kyle (Ashley) Hall of Huntland, Eric (Crystal) Hall of Huntland, Johnny Hall of Decherd and Jimmy Hall of Manchester; seven grandchildren; mother, Vera Ann Tenney of Winchester; siblings, Earl (Chris) Tenney of Ohio, Jill (Brian) Arney of Akron, Ohio, Mike Tenney of Winchester, Jeff Tenney of Akron, Ohio and Bobbi (Bobby) McCoy of Fayetteville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Johnny Cash officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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VIRGINIA MORRIS

 MORRIS, Virginia “Ginger,” age 73, born Sept. 12, 1946, passed from this world on Friday, Jan. 13, 2020. She was born to James and Maude Esther Eddy of Cowan.  She had been employed by Lanier Clothes, R&W Apparel and Walmart. Upon retirement, she enjoyed sleeping late, spending time with her family and watching her favorite programs. She is survived by her husband, William “Toutor” Morris; son, Robert (Penny) Morris; daughters, Michelle (Sean) Earle and Gwen (Chris) Zimmerman; and her loving niece, Lisa (Louis) Jones. Her pride and joy were her 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Barbara (Danny) Atnip and one sister-in-law, Bonnie (Charles) Medley.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Eddy (surviving wife Judy); sisters, Betty Barnes and Ann (Glenn) Simpson; brothers-in-law, Lonnie, Monnie and Billy Morris; and sister-in-law, Gail Scott.  She also had multiple nieces and nephews.  Visitation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. A memorial service was conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. If preferred, in lieu of flowers, her children ask to please make a donation to Blue Monarch, P.O. Box 1207, Monteagle, TN 37356, in memory of their mother and help break the cycle of poverty, abuse and addiction and give women and their children an opportunity to change their family tree. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

Death notices

 

HALE, Fred C., age 77, Jan. 8, 1942 - Jan. 7, 2020.

 

STAPLES, Glenn “B.I.,” age 61, May 31, 1958 – Jan. 9, 2020.

 

PARKS, Christy Carol, age 49, June 11, 1970 – Jan. 12, 2020.