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DAVID ROLLINS

 ROLLINS, David Patrick, age 59 of Cowan, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Winchester on April 5, 1960, to the late Paul and Dean (McGowan) Rollins. Before his illness, David was employed as a welder at Tec-Tank. He was an avid Alabama football fan and enjoyed cheering on NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his siblings, Nora Rollins and Craig Rollins. He is survived by his loving children, Allison (Greg) Dietz and Zane Rollins, both of Winchester; grandson, Kaisen Dietz; step-granddaughter, Kailey Dietz; and siblings, Rick (Darlene) Bennett of Belvidere and Ruth Ann Davis of McMinnville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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EDWARD STOVALL

 STOVALL, Edward Finis, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the age of 75. A native of Franklin County, Tennessee, he was born to the late Finis and Angie Stovall of Huntland. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard (Houston) Stovall, Wayne Stovall and Wanness Stovall; sisters, Christine Stovall Prince, Stella Stovall Jernigan and Joyce Stovall Moore; and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Paulette Shafer Stovall; son, Mark Edward Stovall (Amanda) of Lynchburg; daughter, Dawn Stovall Hopkins (Gary) of Winchester; grandsons, Cody Hopkins (Carrie) of Winchester, Casey Hopkins of Nashville, Nolan Stovall of Lynchburg and Wesley Clifton of Lynchburg; granddaughters, Riley Stovall and Erica Clifton, both of Lynchburg; sister, Jean Stovall Hall of Huntland; and many nieces and nephews. Edward was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 49 years where he served as Past Master of Marble Plains Lodge and was a current member of the Winchester Lodge. He also was a member of the Oaklawn Baptist Church in Winchester where he served as a deacon. He was a pipefitter by trade and after retirement served his county on the planning and zoning board for several years and served as a county commissioner for Franklin County. He loved the outdoors with bass fishing, deer hunting and tinkering with his old tractors being some of his favorite past times. He loved watching Tennessee Vols football, old western movies and eating at Cracker Barrel with Paulette. He loved his family and friends as well as sharing his “famous stories” with anyone and everyone. If you ever spent any time with Ed, you soon saw his unique sense of humor or heard one of his “famous stories.” Ed never met a stranger. Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. 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.

 

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ELSIE MORRIS

 MORRIS, Elsie Louise, age 79 of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at Life Bridges Home of Cleveland. She was born on Nov. 9, 1940, to the late Elbert Tom and Minnie Pearl (Roberts) Morris in the Maxwell Community of Franklin County. Elsie enjoyed watching the Golden Girls and The Andy Griffith Show as well as listening to gospel music and she especially loved spending time with her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Bobby Rogers and nephew, Michael Morris. Elsie is survived by her sister, Janice Rogers of Cowan; brother, Wayne (Cloras) Morris of the Alto Community, Le Roy (Darlene) Morris of Decherd, A.J. (Mary Lou) Morris of Sarasota, Florida and Kenneth (Geneva) Morris of Reliance; nieces, Carolyn Payne, Tracy Butler, Melanie Craddock and Stephanie Council; nephews, Darren Morris, DeWayne Morris, Chris Morris, Timothy Morris and Brian Morris; aunts, Betty Towery and Florence Golden, both of Winchester; and special friends at Life Bridges, Christine Godfrey and Scott Dumm. Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tony Dodd officiating. Interment followed in the Maxwell Cemetery. The family extends special thanks to the girls at Life Bridges home on Water Level Highway and Hospice of Chattanooga. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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IDA MAE WIMLEY

 WIMLEY, Ida Mae, age 76 of Estill Springs, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Franklin County, she was born on Dec. 18, 1942, in Winchester to the late Charlie and Beulah Rollins Judge. Before her retirement, Ida Mae had been employed as a quality inspector for Eaton Industries and the shirt factory. Ida Mae enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends but most of all she cherished the time spent with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Cable and brothers, Eugene Judge, Bonnie Scharber and Betty Jane Wimley. Ida Mae is survived by her loving children, Judy Sherrill of Manchester, Bonnie Bush of Manchester, Kathy Boyett of Estill Springs and Jimmy W. Wimley of Estill Springs; siblings, Peggy Sanson of Decherd, Junior Judge of Decherd, A.J. Judge of Hillsboro, Shirley Green of Rutledge Hill, James Judge of Winchester, Wayne Judge of Manchester and Linda Sanson of Alto; grandchildren, Josh Arnold, Amy Bush, Lori Sherrill, Kristy Walker, Tiffany Smith and Payton Wimley; great-grandchildren, Ridley Arnold, Blake Walker, Caleb Smartt, Ace Bush and Coby Esslinger; and great-great-grandson, Grayson Esslinger. Visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the New Brick Church Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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NORMA BURGE

 BURGE, Norma Jean, aged 79, was called to heaven peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. She was born in Sherwood, Tennessee on Feb. 17, 1940, to the late Jesse and Gracie (Steele) Barnes. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, C.H. “Pete” Burge; son, Timothy Stephens; daughter-in-law, Myra Davis; and six brothers and sisters. Norma is survived by three sons, Paul (Bonnie) Stephens and Arthor Davis, both of Houston, Arkansas and Chris (Karen) Davis of Greenbrier, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Tiffanie, Cristi, Misti, Katie, T.J., Emma and Wyatt; and multiple great-grandchildren. Norma lived in Arkansas for over 45 years, working in a variety of fields, most notably owning service stations and managing shoe stores. She had a lifelong appreciation for music and loved her dogs, Chigger and CeCe. Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. to noon at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at noon with burial following in the Mountain View Cemetery in Sherwood. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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GLENN KEITH

 KEITH, Glenn Douglas, age 60 of Estill Springs, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at his residence. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Winchester on June 11, 1959, to the late Chester William and Viola Mae (Stephens) Keith. A carpenter by trade, Glenn had been employed by Robertson-Vaughn Construction as well as other contractors. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting as well as spending time with his friends. Glenn will be remembered for his quite but kind and generous spirit and for his sense of humor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Katherine Smith, Shirley Brewer, Mae Whitsett, Linda Wilson, Eugene Keith and Bobby Keith. Glenn is survived by his siblings, Delores Wilson of Winchester, Betty (Humes) Williams of Lynchburg, Melinda (Doug) Swann of Decherd, Melissa Arrick of Estill Springs and Leslie Keith of Estill Springs; special friend, Bobby Watson of Tullahoma; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. Interment was in the Cumberland Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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CARL ARNOLD

 ARNOLD, Carl J., Jan. 25, 1917 – Nov. 12, 2019. Carl was born in Franklin County, Tennessee, on Jan. 25, 1917, and attended Franklin County public school. He earned his B.S. from Bowling Green College of Commerce (now Western Kentucky) in 1939, and taught school in Wellsburg, West Virginia. He was employed by TVA before entering the Navy in 1942. After being honorably discharged as Lieutenant Senior Grade in 1946, he went to work for Interstate Life and Accident Insurance Co. and retired in 1984, as executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Carl was an active member of the First Centenary United Methodist Church having served as treasurer, leader of the Discussion Sunday school class and president of the Baker-New-Mur class a member of the Chattanooga Kiwanis Club serving as treasurer, finance chairman and board member with almost 40 years of perfect attendance. He had a special interest in the Educational Assistance Committee and served as its chairman for many years. He served as chairman and was a long-time member of Citizens Committee for Better Schools and was a member of the first Contact class in 1969, serving in some capacity with this telephone ministry until it ceased operating. Carl was the oldest member of the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club where he shot his age or better over 80 times. He often said he was the oldest one on the course, but not the worst. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Elysie C. Arnold; two brothers, Ernest C. Arnold and Terrell Bostic Arnold; two sisters, Catholene A. Thompson and Willie Mae Sweeney; parents, Will J. and Willie Mae Arnold; and nephew, Ernest C. Arnold, Jr. Survivors include his daughter, Carleen A. Wesson (Dik) of Marietta, Georgia; granddaughter, Laura Wesson Hill; nephews, Toney Martin Sweeney, Walter Randal Sweeney and William A. Thompson; and niece, Catherine T. Fleenor. A celebration of Carl’s life was held on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel. The family received friends on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m. until service time. He was laid to rest with his wife, Elysie in the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. with military honors bestowed. The family wishes to extend grateful appreciation to Hospice of Chattanooga and his loving caregivers, Peggy Fowler, Mildred Brooks, T.J. Fowler, Wanda King, Cember Alexander, Sherry Glover FNP-BC and also the caregivers and staff at Creekside and Hickory Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37402 or to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.

 

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FLOYD JONES

 JONES, Floyd, age 73 of St. Cloud, Florida and originally of Franklin County, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Floyd was born on March 30, 1946, in Cowan, Tennessee to the late Festus Robertson and Ottie Mae (Mahaffey) Jones. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era and was awarded two Purple Hearts. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, watching western movies, especially ones that featured John Wayne, hobby racing cars and rebuilding and showing antique cars. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Sarah Jo Mead and Mary Thomann. Floyd is survived by his wife, Rebecca Jean Jones of Florida; children, Kim (Kris) Spaniol of Yorkville, Illinois, Lisa (Paul) Hahney of Schererville, Illinois, Nick (Mellisa) Jones of St. Cloud, Florida and Tim (Laura) King of St, Cloud, Florida; eight grandchildren; siblings, Glenda Faye (Jimmy) Jackson of Decherd, Lloyd (Linda) Jones of Athens, Marie Matthews of Paolie, Indiana, Helen Curtis of Winchester and Ruby (John) Gutierrez of Gary, Indiana; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, from 5–8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral service were conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Houston officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Huntland with military honors bestowed. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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HALLIE PRINCE

 PRINCE, Hallie June, age 92, formerly of Winchester, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Morris, Illinois. She was known to family and friends as “June.” Born and raised in Princeton, Alabama, she and her late husband Sanford moved to Illinois shortly after getting married in 1949. There they raised their three children. June worked in the drapery department for Sears in Joliet, Illinois for many years. June and Sanford moved back to the Winchester area in 1987 to enjoy retirement. She enjoyed growing and canning all her own vegetables. She was also a very talented quilter. June was a devoted member of the Lockport Missionary Baptist Church in Lockport, Illinois, as well as the Oaklawn Baptist Church in Winchester. June is survived by her loving children, Janet (Wayne) Ghilain of Minooka, Illinois and Glen (Jane) Prince of Lockport, Illinois; grandchildren, Christopher Prince of Oak Grove, Kentucky, David R. Prince of Chicago, Illinois, Timothy R. (Kellie) Ghilain of Fishers, Indiana and Jacob M. Prince of Lockport, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Ajia Naomi and Sarah Maranda Prince, both of Oak Grove, Kentucky; sisters, Beatrice Fowler of Huntland and Sue Panter of Winchester; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sanford Collis Prince; beloved son, Randal C. Prince; sisters, Lucille Morris, Mable Campbell and Juanita Hendon; and brothers, Loys Panter and James Panter. Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. Interment was held at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at The Gardens at Park Pointe in Morris, Illinois for their loving care and dedication towards June during the last stages of her life. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

REBECCA MATLOCK

 MATLOCK, Rebecca Inez Burrum, 90, of Booneville, died Nov. 9, 2019. Survivors: husband, Jack Matlock Jr.; children, Jim, Hugh, Nell (Hu Benton), David (Natalia Filatova), Joe (Rita Senko); grandchildren, John Benton, Nicholas Matlock, Cristina Matlock; great-grandchildren, Helen and George Benton-Pennell. Graveside services were held Nov. 16, 2019, at Booneville Cemetery.

 

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GLORIA HILL

 HILL, Gloria J., 61 of Texas, formerly of Winchester, died Nov. 14, 2019. Survivors: mother, Nola Hill; husband, Mike Hill; children, Johnathan (Felicia) Baker, Princess Hill, Tempestt Hill; sister, Brenda Minor and family; mother-in-law, Betty Hill; sister-in-law, Donna “Dee” Johnson, Melissa Hill Thompson; nephew, Dante’; step-daughter, Ja’net Farris and family.

 

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TIMOTHY BROCK

 BROCK, Judge Timothy Ray, age 62, of Tullahoma, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, while attending a Judicial conference in Nevada. Having served on the bench for nearly three decades, Judge Brock was first elected as a general sessions judge in 1990 and added juvenile court jurisdiction to his duties in 1998. A native of Franklin County, Tennessee, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1979, and earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1982. Judge Brock served on the executive committee of the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for many years, and in 2017, was awarded the McCain-Abernathy Award for his exceptional service in advancing juvenile justice. Judge Brock has presided over the Coffee County Drug Recovery Court, Coffee County Mental Health Court, Coffee County Juvenile Recovery Court, and the Coffee County Safe Baby Court. The Family Treatment Court, which held its first graduation earlier this month, is the first and only one in the state of Tennessee. Judge Brock’s tireless work within the area of recovery has paved the way for a more rehabilitative system of justice across the state of Tennessee. Judge Brock was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Ray and Virginia McKown Brock and his nephew, Craig McKown Brock. He is survived by three children, sons, Adam Brock (Lauren) of Chattanooga, Matthew Brock (Jill) of Spring Hill and daughter, Sarah Kathryn (Katye) Bodak (Jason) of Knoxville; brother, Edward Brock (Sherry) of Cowan; sisters, Ruth Brock Gardner of Louisville, Kentucky and Kathleen Brock Huntsberry (Charles) of Gallatin; his two beloved granddaughters, Talia and Josephine Brock of Spring Hill; Donna Bryant Brock of Tullahoma, mother of his children; and sweetheart partner, Mary Mealer of Tullahoma. A lifelong supporter of his alma mater, Judge Brock was a long-time season ticket holder for the University of Tennessee football and basketball programs. He was an avid reader with a passion for history but nothing made him happier than traveling with his children and grandchildren, especially to Disney World. Serving as pallbearers were: Edward Brock, Steven Foreman, Phil Barnes, Bob McCall, Roger Bean, the Honorable Jere Ledsinger, Stanley Bean, Clint Mealer and Frank Brock. Serving as honorary pallbearers were graduates of the Coffee County Recovery Courts. Visitation with the family was held at Central Funeral Home in Manchester on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 2-6 p.m. A celebration of Judge Brock’s life was held at the Cowan Fellowship Church in Cowan on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. The service was officiated by Mike Lewis with burial in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the children ask for your support of and contributions to the Coffee County Drug Court Foundation, Mike Lewis, Director, 604 College St., Manchester, TN 37355.

 

WILLIAM JANEY

 JANEY, William “Butch” Howard, of Belvidere, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. William was born in Newport News, Virginia to Ernest Howard Janey of Sewanee and Frances Elizabeth Knott Janey of Cowan. He had a special connection to American Indian and Civil War history, caving and researching old mills. He was renowned as a master miller, working in numerous mills over the years including Boiling Fork Mill, Ketner’s Mill, Prater’s Mill and Falls Mill. He was famous for his skills in milling and had been the subject of many articles in various books and magazines including the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Southern Living, and Better Homes and Gardens.  He was also featured in Robin Smith’s book, Tennessee Worker, and in an exhibit at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga. He was an avid caver, exploring many caves of the local area. He was a member of the National Speleological Society and the Sewanee Grotto. He also appeared in many travelogues featuring caves, mills, Indian burial grounds, meteor strikes and bird sanctuaries. He worked hard on his genealogy, tracing his family back to the 1400’s. His grandparents, the Knotts and the Janeys of Sewanee, helped to build the University of the South. They also worked with Duck River and the TVA to install electricity to the area. William was very proud of his pioneer heritage. In his youth he travelled the world with his Air Force father, living all over the continental United States and many foreign countries. His favorite was the Philippine Islands, where his sister, Rebecca, was born. His dad, Ernest Howard Janey, served in three theaters of action in WWII - Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific - and his mother was a wonderful homemaker and nurse. William also enjoyed spending time with his friends hunting, horseback riding and floating the rivers.  His love, humor, hard work, adventurous spirit and devotion to God was mighty. William was a 1972 graduate of Franklin County High School. He was a self-taught artist and poet. Many of his painting are hanging in local area libraries and courthouses. The family would like to thank his dear friend, Laura Lowndes, for her precious Christian end of life care and companionship. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Cunningham Janey and his son, David Jonathan Janey. He is survived by his first wife, Suzie Wilson and their daughter, Laura (Clay) Janey Mullins; grandchildren Colin and Caitlain Mullins; his three siblings and their children: sister, Peggy Ridings and her daughter, Cheryl (Brian) Ault and Elizabeth and Zachary Ault; brother, John Janey and his sons, Bruce and Matthew Janey; sister, Rebecca Janey; also Lisa (Chip) Hoover, Evin and Jude Hoover, Amanda (Corey) Tanner, Elizabeth and Emma Roggli. Visitation was held at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, from noon to 2 p.m. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Warren Swenson, Trinity Episcopal Church, Winchester. Internment followed in the Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home to assist with funeral and medical expenses or to the Blue Monarch. Send online condolences to www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com.

 Death notices

 

MILLER, Shirley Fann, age 68, Aug. 16, 1951 – Nov. 6, 2019.

 

COLLINS, Gloria Jean, age 64, July 10, 1955 — Nov. 16, 2019.

 

THRASHER, Skeyler Forrestt, age 26, Aug. 9, 1993 — Nov. 14, 2019.