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POLLYANNA PRINCE

 PRINCE, Pollyanna, age 93 of Estill Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, she was born in Sewanee on July 25, 1926, to Thomas Allen and Stella (Long) Hunziker. Polly retired from the University of Tennessee Extension Office where she had been employed as a food and nutrition teacher. She later owned Waterbeds Galore in Tullahoma. Polly was instrumental in starting the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs in Hillsboro and was active in Foothills Crafts and Coffee County Home Demonstration Club. She was a member of the Hilllsboro Methodist Church. In addition to her birth parents, she was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, John R. and Otsie Boren Long; husband, Edward Ray Prince; daughter, Diana Marie Prince; and siblings, Douglas Hunziker, William “Bill” Hunziker, Cecil Long, Virginia Hunziker Prince, Susie Hunziker Pike, Pauline Hunziker Kilgore, Jean Long and Judith Long Sanders. Polly is survived by her children, Terry Prince, Tommy Prince and Carol (Dale) Lawrence; grandchildren, John Lawrence, Dusty (Patricia) Lawrence, Michael Prince, Megan Prince, Daniel Prince and Sarah (Joe) Perry; great-grandchildren, Anna Prince, Mary Michael Prince, Johnna Denzler, Paige (Dusty) Rollins, Kiauna Lawrence, Karale Lawarence, Jett Prince, Ellie Porter, Charlie Porter, Zoe Daniels, Bridgett Daniels and Jeremiah Daniels; great-great-grandchildren, Hunter, Forrest and Dixie Rollins and Edward Denzler; and siblings, Haskel Long and Linda Long Weaver. Visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Dusty Lawrence officiating. Interment followed in the Winchester Memorial Park. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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 WILLIE KING

 KING, Willie Clois, age 76 of Cowan passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, Mrs. King was born in Cowan on June 7, 1943, to the late Ed and Bessie Morris Jackson. She was employed at the Winchester Hat Factory for about 15 years, Shaw Industries for 15 years, and eventually retired from Monterey Mills. Mrs. King greatly enjoyed spending time outside and working in her flower bed, watching “The Bold and The Beautiful” and “American Idol,” and most importantly she loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a fun loving and selfless person who was always trying to help someone else. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Ed Jackson Jr., J.C. Jackson, Bobby Jackson, Billy Jackson, Tommy Jackson, Jack Jackson, Margaret Rayfield, Peggy Kelly and Betty Gipson. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Richard Wayne King of Cowan; sons, Terry (Kathy) King of Cowan and Chad (Renee) King of Winchester; grandchildren, Kristen (Jeffery) Cope of Winchester, Ashleigh (Jeremy) West of Estill Springs and Suede (Nikki) King of Cowan; great-grandchildren, Brayden Arnold, Karson Cope, Isaac West and Madilyn West; grand-dog, Duke King; sister, Ruthie (Oakley) Martin of Winchester; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Gardner and Claude Hoback officiating. Interment followed in the Cowan-Montgomery Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, 

 

 

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MARGARET SMITH

 SMITH, Margaret Ann Fulmer, “Ninny” age 82, of Estill Springs, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at her residence following a brief illness. Her family had asked for one more Christmas with her and the Lord graciously granted their request. She was reunited with her many loved ones on Heaven’s shore. She was born on March 2, 1937, in Estill Springs, Tennessee to the late Hulin and Evelyn Anderson Fulmer. Ms. Smith faithfully attended the Raysville Baptist Church in Lynchburg. Ms. Smith was one of those rare souls who was able to combine easily both compassion and industry. After a long tenure of over 18 years at Harton Hospital as an insurance clerk, Ms. Smith was employed and retired from Arnold Engineering in 1999 where she was employed in human resources in the benefits department then transferred to the medical aid station as the clinic receptionist. A tireless worker, she was also a tender caregiver. She loved greatly and in return she was greatly loved. She loved singing, especially good quartet singing. Her membership with four local quartets, The Fulmer Family, The Tullahoma Quartet, The Gospel Crusaders and The Victory Crusaders was an important part of her life for many years. She loved serving her family, her friends, her church (and anyone else). She loved decorating and to improve any room with some beautiful flowers, pictures, or figurines. Most of all she loved her Savior. That’s why she loved Christmas so much and why her family wanted one more Christmas with her. She will be remembered as a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Benjamin Parker Smith, sister, Carolyn Faye Fulmer Burton and two brothers, Johnny Dale Fulmer and Jimmy Wayne Fulmer. She is survived by her daughters, Willetta (Mike) Brannon of Estill Springs, Jevonna (David) Rhea of Manchester and Kim (Ricky) Smotherman of Shelbyville; six grandchildren, April (Jason) Powers, Jaelynn (Pete) Neal, Rachel (Tim) Butler, Justin (Mary) Brannon, Clint (Courtney) Smotherman and Megan (Josh) Tipps; 11 great-grandchildren, Braden Powers, Brianna and Bayla Neal, Noah, Cora and Easton Butler, Levi Waid, Ben and Max Smotherman and Liam and John Luke Tipps. Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. are scheduled for 1:00 in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Jason Powers officiating. Interment followed in the Watson-North Memorial Park in Winchester with family members serving as pallbearers. Send online condolences to www.grantfuneralservices.net.

 

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CYNTHIA CLARK

 CLARK, Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Branum, age 71 of Belvidere, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at STRHS Winchester following an extended illness. Ms. Clark was born in Fayetteville, Tennessee on July 12, 1948, to the late Russell Lee Branum and Sally Elizabeth Stevens Branum. She was employed for many years as a receptionist with the Franklin County Board of Education before her retirement. Ms. Clark last attended the Brownington Nazarene Church. When she was younger she enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader. Her favorite hobby was taking care of her pets. She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, Ms. Clark was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leonard Clark. She is survived by her daughter, Leah Clark of Belvidere; son, Rusty Clark and wife Amy of Winchester; and grandchildren, Destiny Clark of Winchester, James Clark of Camp Pendleton, San Clemente, California. Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, from 1-3 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs. A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Pastor Willie Brunosky officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Animal Harbor, P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398. Send online condolences to www.grantfuneralservices.net

 

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MARTHA LAWSON

 LAWSON, Martha “Jean,” age 81, of Tullahoma passed from this life on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Southern Manor in Winchester. Jean was proceeded in death by her parents, Richard and Martha Bills; her loving husband, Carroll Lawson; son, Steven Lawson; and sister-in-law, Maryanne Jackson Bills. She is survived by a brother, John M. Bills Sr. and a host of nieces and nephews. Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lawson family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.

 

FRANK HENLEY

 HENLEY, Frank Eugene, age 80 of Waynesville, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. He was born in Franklin County, Tennessee on Feb. 6, 1939, to the late Gaylor and Mary Alice Henley. Frank was a proud Tennessean who loved his home state and the Tennessee Volunteers. He moved to Georgia as a young adult and went to work in the tire business. He spent his career managing Atlanta General Tire where he served his community and countless friends. Frank had a genuine love for people. He was able to see the best in those around him, and his warm personality was a gift to everyone who knew him. He believed strongly in family, love of country, hard work and honesty. Frank was also an avid sports fan. He loved old school NASCAR and all things related to Atlanta professional sports. He passed his love of sports to his children and grandchildren, the joys of his life. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Stephanie Sutton and her husband Heath of Waynesville, North Carolina and David Henley and his wife Pamela, of Jefferson, Georgia. Frank has three grandchildren who are the lights of his life: Jack and Anna Kate Sutton and Adam Henley. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Georgia. Garrett Funeral Home is caring for the family. A message of comfort may be made to the family at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com. Garrett Funeral Home, 460 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786. Telephone, 828-456-8656.

 

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MOLLY MCCLAMMA

 MCCLAMMA, Molly Louise, age 76 of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Franklin County on May 25, 1943, to the late Reather and Minnie (Kirk) Scott. Before her retirement she was employed as a CNA in the healthcare industry. Molly enjoyed outdoor activities, especially fishing and mowing her lawn as well as making quilts and crocheting. Her family will remember her kindness and the desire to help others. In addition to her parents, Molly was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus McClamma and siblings, Esther Sherrill, Margaret Steele, Reather Scott Jr., Reatha Scott, Lee Scott, John Edward Scott, James Scott and Georgia Beavers. She is survived by her loving daughters, Joanna Spencer of Manchester and Ashley Spencer of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Heather Spencer of Estill Springs and Mattheau Spencer of Moultrie, Georgia; niece, Martha Long; great-niece, Teresa Norris; great-nephews, Chris Long and James Scott; and cousins, Buddy and Virginia Hill. Visitation was held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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WILBURN LOONEY

 LOONEY, Winburn Eugene (Gene), age 86 of Decherd, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Erlanger Hospital Chattanooga following a brief illness. Prior to serving a 20-year career in the United States Air Force, Gene served four years in the Tennessee Army National Guard. During his Air Force career working in communications, he served tours of duty in Germany, England and Thailand during the Vietnam War as well as stateside assignments. During an assignment in England, he met Marie Murphy who would become his future wife. Gene enjoyed working on classic automobiles, going to auctions and trading. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Marie Looney; son, Mark Edward Looney; and brother, Harold Lewis Luna. Gene is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Murphy Looney; son, Richard Eugene (Sandra) Looney of Boise, Idaho; sisters, Christine Hopkins of Winchester and Laverne Cunningham of Sparta; brother, Bill R. (Ruby) Luna of Tullahoma; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Visitation with family was held on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, from noon to 2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Donald Gregory and Roy Allen Hopkins officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

CHARLES OWENS

 OWENS, Charles Allen, age 64, of Winchester, departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Owens was born in Fayetteville on June 26, 1955, to the late James Gordon Owens and Doris Norman Owens. Before his illness Mr. Owens was employed for many years as a mechanic at Bama Auto Parts in Hazel Green, Alabama. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elora. Mr. Owens enjoyed working on all types of vehicles as well as small engines. He is survived by his wife, Dora Owens of Winchester; daughter, Keri Franklin and husband, Ricky of Elora; grandsons, Jeremiah and Jacob Franklin; brothers, Steve Owens and wife, Elaine of Huntland, Tommy Owens and wife, Lori of Winchester and Dwayne Owens of Elora; sister, Janet Owens of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Owens grieved the loss of his favorite pet, Sassy not long before his passing. It was Mr. Owen’s request that he be cremated and no services scheduled.

 

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PAUL HUFFER

 HUFFER, Paul Gregory, age 47 of Belvidere, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. He was born in Tullahoma on Dec. 8, 1972.  Paul served in the United States Navy and was employed as a carpenter in the construction industry and as a landscaper.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially running, hunting and fishing. Paul was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Volunteers football fan.  He was preceded in death by his father, Don Huffer.  Paul is survived by his daughter, Bayli Shivley of Virginia; mother, Emma Huffer of Belvidere; wife, Kay Blair Huffer; siblings, Donald Wayne (Cathy) Huffer of California, Stephen Michael Huffer of Belvidere and Terri (Mike) Lewter of Belvidere; and nieces and nephews, Eva Armstrong, Natalie Armstrong, April Colpas, Sean Huffer, Brian Wilson, Wade Wilson, Courtney Gipson, Barbara Huffer and Hunter Lewter.  Visitation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jack Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to 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.

 Death notices

KILGORE, Jewell Y., age 90, April 4, 1929 - Dec. 27, 2019.

SIMMONS, Naomi Fay, age 91, June 20, 1928 – Dec. 28, 2019.

MEDFORD, Deborah Erline, age 68, Sept. 25, 1951 – Jan. 1, 2020.

TEAL, Jack Preston “J.P.”, 81, Oct. 21, 1938 – Dec. 31, 2019.

CROUCH, Robert “Bob” Sr., age 79, April 12, 1940 - Dec. 29, 2019.

JERNIGAN, Callie Kalyn, age 22, July 23, 1997 – Jan. 3, 2020.

BANKS, Elton D., age 63, June 26, 1956 – Dec. 31, 2019.

SMITH, Helen Mary, age 73, July 13, 1946 - Jan. 2, 2020.