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CHESTER HATMAKER

 HATMAKER, Chester Lee, age 79 of Tullahoma, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Turkey Creek, Kentucky on Nov. 29, 1939, to the late Mynatt and Lear (Haddix) Hatmaker. Chester served in the United States Navy as a Sea Bee before working at Aero Structure until his retirement. He loved history, enjoyed telling stories, fishing and listening to bluegrass music and was known as the neighborhood handyman. In addition to his parents, Chester was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jean Hatmaker and siblings, Velda Kay, Freddie, Frank and Jesse. He is survived by his children, Chester (Cathy) Hatmaker II of Winchester, Randy (Fhonda) Hatmaker of Manchester, David (Carolyn) Hatmaker of Yalaha, Florida and Melissa Hatmaker-Bell (James) of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Shannon, Charles, Gunner, Hayden, Stephen, Stephanie and Warryn; 10 great-grandchildren; his four-legged best friend, Bunny; and siblings, Mary (Willis) York of Parker City, Carolyn (Dean) Frye of Knoxville, Jody (Freda) Hatmaker of Robbins, Tennessee, and Cora (Karl) White of Knoxville. Visitation was held on Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Bell and Susan Rock officiating. Interment was held in the Lone Mountain Cemetery in Scott County, Tennessee on Saturday, July 20, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice Highland Rim, Tullahoma Animal Shelter, or to the Coffee County Humane Society. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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RUTH MCNUTT

 MCNUTT, Ruth Gunn, age 98 of Winchester, passed away on July 16, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, she was born on Dec. 6, 1920, to the late Henry Clay and Cora Lee (Edde) Gunn. Ruth and her husband, Cortner were the owner/operators of Cowan Cafe and she served as a volunteer at the Old Jail Museum for many years. She enjoyed collecting arrowheads and old guns as well as planting flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Cortner McNutt; daughters, Barbara Nichols and Bonnie Kannapel; siblings, Grace Garner, Elene Grammer and Brooks Gunn; and grandson, Michael Nichols. She is survived by her loving daughters, Becky (Handly) Templeton of Winchester and Betty (Keaton) Krauth of Cowan; grandchildren, Lauren Templeton, Walter Krauth, Lori Krauth, Christi Thompson and Ben Kannapel; great-grandchildren, Misty Carpenter, Brandon Nichols, Mary Handly Phillips, Annie Phillips, Macey Krauth and Jake Krauth; and great-great-grandchildren, Miya Nichols and Carter Carpenter. Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Graveside funeral services were held on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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ROBERT MCCLURE SR.

 MCCLURE, Robert Earl Sr., age 64 of Cowan, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. He was born on Aug. 10, 1954, to the late Earl Ray McClure and Pauline McKinney McClure. Mr. McClure was employed and retired from the Tullahoma Tannery where he processed hides and also worked at the nursery on Penile Hill. He was a member of the Cowan First Baptist Church. During his free time he loved going to the lake to go fishing and watching Wheel of Fortune and westerns. He will always be remembered for being enjoyable and fun to be around. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by, his sister, Fannie Bell Isbell; brothers, Randy McClure and Kenneth McGowen; and step-daughter. Barbara Davis. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Katherine Eslick McClure of Cowan; son, Robert McClure Jr. of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Robert McClure III, Joshua Weston McClure and Jaelynne Miller; step-son, Aaron Alvin Eslick of Cowan; 18 step-grandchildren; siblings, Gayle Sisk of Winchester, Jimmy (Elsie) McClure of Decherd, Shirley Sims of Winchester; sister-in-law, Kathy McClure of Decherd; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Friday, July 19, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Rev. L.Z. Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Jackson Cemetery in Cowan. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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NEVA HILL

 HILL, Neva Lane Jones, age 80 of the Greenhaw community, passed from this life on the morning of Friday, July 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hazel Arnold Jones and Rev. Harry Lee Jones; step-mother, Edith Jones; and three sisters, Sylvia Hand, Janice Watson and Hariett Henley. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband of 62 years, Elroy Hill; daughters, Debbie (Russ) Godsave of Clarksville, Sherrie McBee of Sewanee and Joy (Jerry) Smith of Winchester; son, Timothy Hill of Decherd; brothers, Larry Jones of Dalton, Georgia and Kenneth (Barbara) Jones of Decherd; grandchildren, Keith Godsave, Ben Godsave, Daniel Godsave, Loren Farris, Jeremy Smith, Joshua Smith and Jonathan McBee; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hill was a long-time and devoted Christian. She was a member of the Warren’s Chapel Church of the Nazarene where she taught Sunday school and enjoyed singing. In her earlier years she sang in the family quartet. She worked at Decherd-Franklin until the plant closed then enrolled in school and trained to be a Licensed Practical Nurse. Following nursing school she practiced at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System until her retirement. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and will be remembered by her family as a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and an awesome cook. Mrs. Hill’s family received friends at Watson-North Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Keith Godsave and Rev. Mike Tyree officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd with family members serving as pallbearers. Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2345. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

 

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DOROTHY BARNES

 BARNES, Dorothy Lynn, age 79 of Sewanee, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Barnes was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Sherwood to the late George Barnes Sr. and Lynda Garner Barnes. She was employed for many years at Genesco then later worked at and retired from The University of the South as a custodian. She was a member of the Sherwood Emmanuel Apostolic Church. During her free time she loved to spend time gardening, shopping), playing Mahjong tiles, watching Wheel of Fortune and being with her friends. She also enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens Center to socialize and play bingo and also worked in the consignment shop there. She was a strong Christian lady who never said a bad word about anyone or complained about anything. Mrs. Barnes will always be remembered for loving life and her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carter Barnes and brothers, George Houston Barnes Jr. and Harold Gene Barnes. She is survived by her children, Randy (Terrie) Barnes of Knoxville, Darlene (Jimmy) Henley of Winchester, Lisa (Lesley) Glasner of Estill Springs and Steve (Donna) Barnes of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Jason Barnes, Jaime Smith, Joshua Barnes, Jeremy Barnes, Jerry Henley, Kim Henley, Danielle Grabovich and Travis Glasner; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Gereline Garner, Patricia (David)Jackson, Kenneth (Marilyn) Barnes, Carter Barnes, Michael Barnes, Ronald Barnes and Joyce Jackson, all of Sherwood. Visitation was held on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore–Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Pastor Franklin Hill and Bro. Bryan Barnes officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. View Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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BETTYE MORRIS

 MORRIS, Bettye Ruth, age 86 of Winchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2019. She was born on Nov. 17, 1932, to the late Floyd Eslick and Jennie Pearle Jean. Mrs. Morris retired from Wagner and was a faithful member of the Huntland First Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking meals for her family, going to the Senior Citizens Center and entertaining people with her gift of dancing. In her spare time you could find her watching Days of Our Lives and Family Feud. She will be remembered for the loving and wonderful nature she had for all. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Talley Morris and daughter, Wanda Gail Morris. Mrs. Morris is survived by her sons, Randy Morris and Robin Morris, both of Winchester; grandchildren, Dusty (April) Luttrell, Clint Morris, Paige Morris, Lacey (Jeremiah) Jones, Corey Huskey and Kyle Huskey; great-grandchildren, Chad Luttrell, Chase Luttrell, Chesney Luttrell, Chyenna Luttrell, Kelsey Maybrey, Caleb Maybrey, Madilynn Morris; and caregiver, Kathy Green. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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MARY MASTERS

 MASTERS, Mary Estelle Varnell, age 84 of Decherd passed away ON Saturday, July 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Pulaski, Tennessee, she was born on May 30, 1935, to the late Harvey James Fralix and Gladys Doggett Fralix. She worked in the clothing industry for Hammer’s Department Store for 20 years. She enjoyed sewing, baking and growing both vegetables and flowers. Additionally she loved singing at church and witnessing to others. Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. E.E. Varnell and Ben Masters; nine siblings; and her son-in-law, Ronald Dickey. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ruth Bruner of Ozark, Alabama; her children, Debbie Dickey of Morrison and Bruce Eugene (Debbie) Varnell of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Christina (Frank) Ross, Chad (Amanda) Riddle, Brian (Danielle) Varnell and Misty Dawn (Michael) Hall; great-grandchildren, Jarrett Ross, Peyton Riddle, Ansleigh Varnell, Truett Varnell, Carson Hall and Kerrigan Hall; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. The funeral service was conducted on Monday, July 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Joseph Varnell and Rev. Charles Pittman 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.

 

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MARJORIE KENNEDY

 KENNEDY, Marjorie Murray, age 95 of Huntland, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Franklin County, Alabama on June 12, 1924, to the late James Golden and Myrtle Campbell Murray.  Before her retirement, Marjorie was employed by the Franklin County school system as a teacher at Huntland High School.  She was a member of the Huntland United Methodist Church and loved spending time with her church family. Marjorie enjoyed working crossword puzzles in her spare time. In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Haynes T. Kennedy; twin sister, Margaret Murray; siblings, Edith Murray, James Earl Murray, Jettie Pearl Smith, Evelyn Nagle, Florine Bowen and Mary Lou James. She is survived by her sister, Azilee Page; and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation was held on Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thomas Vann and Rev. Allison Gilliam officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. The family would like to give special thanks to her three caregivers:  Dolly Brannon, Mandy Marshall, and Pattie Kirby. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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LIZZIE SANSON

 SANSON, Lizzie Lear, age 82 of Estill Springs, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Franklin County, she was born on April 4, 1937, to the late Bernice Leon and Jeanette (Hill) Wimley.  A dedicated homemaker, Lizzie enjoyed quilting and gardening as well as camping.  She was a member of the Wilders Chapel Congregational Methodist Church.  Lizzie was outgoing and energetic and loved being around people. In addition to her parents, Lizzie was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Sanson; grandson, Matthew Morris; and brothers, W.C., Jimmy, J.D., Horace, Truman, Donald and Johnny.  She is survived by her loving children, Glenn (Kathy Smith) Sanson of Estill Springs, Bryanna (Larry) Morris of Estill Springs, and Carolyn (Gary) Hill of Decherd; grandchildren, Terry (Marie) Hill of Virginia and Bryan (Vanessa) Morris of Estill Springs; great-grandchildren, Arabella Morris, Trystan Morris and Josef and Teresa Hill; brother, Eugene (Betty Jo) Wimley of Manchester; sisters, Jennive Bryant of Tullahoma, Mary Reed of Estill Springs, Barbara Mullinax of Nashville and Naomi (John) Blocker of Estill Springs; and a host of nieces and nephews.  Visitation was held on Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Hill Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.