Obituaries in June 27, 2019 edition

 

 

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ELVA HOLDER

HOLDER, Elva June, age 72 of Cowan, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, in Smyrna surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, June was born in Estill Springs on Oct. 24, 1946, to the late Jessie Franklin and Maggie Maye (Myers) Ashby. A dedicated homemaker, she enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening as well as cooking. June was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend and she loved taking care of her family. In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eugene Holder. She is survived by her sons, Tony Angstead of Smyrna and Terry (Tracy) Angstead of Nebraska; daughter, Teena Lorincz of Baltimore, Maryland; nine grand-children; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Ellen Mann of Decherd and Lois Hannah of Belvidere; and life-long friend, Lisa Ann Collins of Cowan. Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lester Ashley officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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JERRY PICKETT

PICKETT, Jerry Dwight, age 54 of Belvidere, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 12, 1964, in Winchester to the late Guy Pickett and Barbara Jean Judge Pickett. Jerry was employed as a machine operator at Kasai North America in Manchester. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two stepchildren, Tracy Smith and April Jean Smith; brother, DeLane Pickett; and great-granddaughter, Ellie Marie Owens. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Reba Sanders Pickett of Belvidere; step-daughters, Lisa Irene (Marshall) Owens of Winchester and Laura Ann (Thomas) Barrett of Beech Grove; brother, Steve (Pat) Pickett of Flintville; sister, Brenda (David) Johnson of Cowan; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Friday, June 21, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Owens officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.w/pix and Moore-Cortner logo

 

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ANNE PAYNE

PAYNE, Anne, age 57 of Winchester, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Tennova Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. A native of Franklin County, she was born in Winchester on Sept. 25, 1961. Before her illness, she was employed at the Tennessee Correctional Academy in Tullahoma. When she was able, she enjoyed painting and drawing and going to the beach, but most of all she loved to spend time watching her grandchildren participate in their activities. Anne was an avid Tennessee Volunteers fan. She was preceded in death by her mother, Waldean Delzell Perry and sister, Jan Patton. Anne is survived by her loving husband, Ricky Payne of Winchester; daughter, Amy (Chris) Meaker of Winchester; son, Jared (Schelby) Blair of Winchester; father, Duncan Weddington of Winchester; step-daughters, Jamie (Brandon) Hall of Springfield and Kelly (Jordan) Williams of Estill Springs; and grandchildren, Abby Blair, Olivia Blair, Micah Millraney, Kyler Meaker, Modesty Meaker and Cyrus Meaker. Visitation was held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services followed in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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ROSE HOWARD

HOWARD, Rose Owens, age 100 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, following a brief illness. Rose was born in the Owens Chapel Community on March 25, 1919, to the late Warren and Nora Cleo (Money) Owens. She attended Centennial School. At an early age, her friends saw her artistic abilities and began bringing her paper to school for her to draw paper dolls and clothes for the dolls. Rose would later work at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Illinois as a Nurse Assistant in the Labor and OB Department, seeing many children born. A homemaker most of her life, she raised two beautiful daughters along with her husband Tom of almost 50 years. Rose loved to travel the western states and would bring the inspiration of the scenery home and oil paint what she had seen. She was a very creative woman, who also enjoyed sewing, quilting and crochet. Rose was the oldest member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Her family surprised her in March with a 100th birthday party. Many family and friends attended and showed their love for her. Rose lived 100 years with relatively good health and will be remembered for her beauty, warmth and kindness. She will certainly be missed by family and friends. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Cleveland Howard; daughter, Dolores Ann Howard; brothers, Billy Jake Owens, Aaron Owens, Orien Owens and Thomas E. Owens; sisters, Margie Anderson, Ethel Bedor and Mary Lynn Daniel; and infant siblings, Marvin Owens and Cleo Owens, who died shortly after birth. Rose is survived by her loving daughter, Linda Ballard of Winchester; grandchildren, Debbie (Billy) Odem of Xenia, Illinois, JoAnn (Michael) Peterson of Oak Forest, Illinois, Donna (Scott) Hunter of Winchester and Tammy Ghea of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Michael Peterson, Vickie Odem, Andrew Whitener and Amanda Peterson; step-great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathanael, Matthew, Sabrena, Joshua and Jessica Hunter; and great-great-grandchildren, Cynthia and Olivia O’Brien and Rashel and Hollie Odem. Visitation with the family was held on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Michael Clark and Rev. Bill Owens officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

HARVEY TUCKER

TUCKER, Harvey Alfred, age 74 of Sewanee, passed from this life on Saturday evening, June 22, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was born in Bradenton, Florida, a son of the late Barney B. Tucker and Ida Magnolia (Harris) Tucker. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Barney (Spunky), Christine, Annie, Lettie, Edith, Ida Mae, Raymond, Tommy, J.W., Corrine and Betty. Harvey was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired heavy equipment operator. He was a racing fan and enjoyed wood working and fishing. Survivors include his life partner, Birdie McBee; children, Denise Tabors of Bradenton, Florida, Cindy Tucker of Bradenton, Florida, Tommy Tucker of Key West, Florida, Trey McBee of Bradenton, Florida and Kim McBee of Sewanee; grandchildren, Scott, Danny, Stacy, Linda, Frank, Michael, Olivia and Shelby; great-grandchildren, Asher and Kura; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle.  A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Cumberland Funeral Home chapel with Sister Barbara Dykes conducting services. Burial of ashes immediately followed in the O’Dear Cemetery in Sewanee. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Tucker family at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave., Monteagle, TN 931-924-2381.

 

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JAMES BROWN

BROWN, James Kyle, (1939-2019) The family of James Kyle Brown invite all who knew and loved him to join us for a celebration of his life at a memorial in his honor on July 6, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at First United Church, U.C.C., 4099 Owl Hollow Road, Belvidere, Tennessee 37306.

LORIE HILL

HILL, Lorie Denise “Niecee,” age 62, of Decherd, departed this life on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Hill was born in Sewanee on April 13, 1957, to the late Henry Taylor Stevens and Susie Layne Stevens.  Ms. Hill was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. She retired from the State of Tennessee, Dept. of Environment and Conservation where she was employed as an administrative secretary.  Her hobbies were cross stitching and reading but her very favorite was spoiling her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ms. Hill was preceded in death by her brother, Sam Stevens. She is survived by her children, Kevin Blake Releford of Decherd, Matthew Kalan Hill and wife, Laura of Winchester, Lorie Anne Jackson of Winchester, Kaley Denise Benson and husband, Jamie of Cookeville and Jamie Houston Hill and wife, Melissa of Winchester; grandchildren, Skylar Nowocin, Summer Hill, Jake Hill, Mattie Hill, Abbie Hill, Macie Hill, Klaudia Jackson, Sawyer Benson, Laney Releford, Lennon Releford and Presley Releford; sisters, Susan Burke and husband, Joe and Jennifer Smiley and husband, Daryll, all of Chattanooga; brother, Troy Stevens of Monteagle; step-father, Milton Peck; step-siblings, John Peck and Patty McNeil of Winchester; and best friend and caregiver, Peggy Garner of Sherwood. Private family services were held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Daryll Smiley officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd with family serving as pallbearers.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.

 

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THOMAS THORNES

THORNES, Thomas George, age 79 of Huntland, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in San Diego, California on July 3, 1939, to the late Thomas B. and Eleanor (Seaman) Thornes. Thomas served in the United States Navy for 13 years before serving in the U.S. Air Force up until his retirement at Dover Air Force Base. During his service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Second Good Conduct Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. He loved politics and enjoyed watching westerns and travelling. Thomas was a member of the Church of Christ in Flintville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Seaman. Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Connie Faye Thornes of Huntland; daughter, Caroline (Chris) Sanders of Huntland; grandchildren, Kailey (Garen) Sellars of Madison, Alabama and Keegan Sanders of Huntland; sisters, Madelyn Berson of San Diego and Elaine O’Day of Hendersonville; brothers, James Thornes of St. Maries, Idaho and John Thornes of Wilmington, Delaware; five nephews; and three nieces. Visitation was held on Wednesday, June26, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Daniel officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, 931-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

Death notices

SANDERS, Naomi Johnson, 89, July 5, 1929 - June 19, 2019.

DILLON, J.T. Jr., 92, Feb. 12, 1927 – June 21, 2019.

WEATHERFORD, Clark Wayne, 33, Feb. 11, 1986 - June 21, 2019.