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SARAH HORTON

 HORTON, Sarah Frances Henson, age 84 of Belvidere, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. She was born in Franklin County on Nov. 25, 1934, to the late Seth and Lizzie (Erwin) Henson. She married the loved of her life, Charles Thurman Horton in 1957. Sarah had volunteered at the hospital for many years and worked as a teacher’s aide at Huntland School in the 1970’s and 1980’s, but much of her life she spent as a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, as she was an excellent cook, sewing and playing the piano and organ. A wonderful mother and grandmother, Sarah was extremely family oriented and loved preparing and spending time with her family for the holidays, especially Christmas. She was a member of the Winchester First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thurman Horton and siblings, Tom Henson, Horace Henson, George Henson and Glenn Henson. She is survived by her loving children, Melissa Ingle of the Maxwell Community, Gary (Glenda) Horton of the Maxwell Community and Carol (Chris) Rose of Ashville, Alabama; grandchildren, Lynn (Steve) Ventola of Winchester, Laura Ingram of Flintville, Lucas Ingle of Manchester, Shelley (Gary) Cunningham of Decherd, Seth Horton of Belvidere, Dr. Rachel Rose of Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, Nathan Rose of Hartville, Ohio and Leah Rose of Ft. Benning, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Bentley Ingram and Madeline, Mallory and Jaxon Cunningham; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Allison Gilliham officiating. Interment will follow in the Maxwell Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

JEFFREY SHORT

 SHORT, Jeffrey Len, age 54, of Lewisburg, died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Marshall Medical Center. He was a native of Franklin County, the son of Mr. James Short of Wartrace and Mrs. Linda Kaye Hill Baker of Decherd. He was formerly employed as a press operator for Lewisburg Printing and was a member of the Hardin Chapel Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert G. Baker. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Rene Wall Short of Lewisburg; son, Jeffery Len Short Jr. of Lewisburg; daughter, Courtney Megan (Jason) Hobbs, of Lynnville; two grandchildren, Lakelynn and Paxton Hobbs; brother, Bryan Scott (Sandra) Short of Winchester; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon at London Funeral Home, 324 West Church St., Lewisburg, TN 37091. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at noon from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial following in the Short Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. London Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AMANDA JETT

 JETT, Amanda Lynn, 28, formerly of Flintville, died Nov. 6, 2019. Survivors: mother, Jean Huck of Flintville; children, Genesis and Jayden Jett; brothers, Ryan (Ashley) Huck and Adam Huck; Visitation is Nov. 30, 2019, from 11 a.m. to noon at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Celebration of life service follows at noon.

 

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CHARLES POGUE

 POGUE, Charles Ray, age 74 of Huntland, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A native of Franklin County, Ray was born in Winchester on Sept. 15, 1945, to the late Gordon and Lila (Green) Pogue. A graduate of Huntland High School, he was an active member of the Huntland Alumni Association and had served as president for the past three years. He attended the University of the South where he played football for Coach Shirley Majors. Ray owned and operated Pogue’s Bestway. Ray was a faithful and dedicated member of Donaldson Grove Baptist Church where he had served in many roles including deacon and Sunday school teacher. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge for 49 years, a member of Scottish Rite, and served as scout master for many years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece, Michelle Stratton. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Linda Pogue of Huntland; sons, Casey (Michelle) Pogue of Huntland and Clay (Ellen) Pogue of Estill Springs; granddaughters, Sophia Pogue and Abby Pogue of Estill Springs and Sydney Pogue and Morgan Pogue of Huntland; sisters, Mary Ann Stratton of Decherd and Patricia (Larry) Flewelling of Buchanan, Michigan; and several nieces and a nephew. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, from 9-11 a.m. at the Donaldson Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary Gardner, Rev. Bob Hill and Rev. Johnny Bradford officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Donaldson Grove Baptist Church Building Fund. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

GLENDAL SMITH

 SMITH, Glendal Faye Lee, age 76, of Estill Springs, departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Gayle’s Elderly Care in Decherd following an extended illness. Ms. Smith was born in Scottsboro, Alabama on April 8, 1943, to the late James Allen Lee and Hazel Hillard Lee. She resided in Cisney, Illinois until 1979, when she moved to Franklin County. She was a hair dresser for many years before she was self-employed with her late husband, Miles G. Smith at M & J Surveying in Winchester. She last attended the Decherd Nazarene Church. Ms. Smith was a 33 year member of the Winchester Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 196, where she served two terms as worthy matron. She and her late husband, Miles enjoyed traveling in their motor home before his passing. She will be remembered as a caring person that would do anything for anyone and was a person always willing to help.  In addition to her parents and husband, Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her grandson, Jamie Griffith. She is survived by her children, Debi “L.D.” (J.T.) Thompson, Jimmy (Sue) Griffith and Kathy (Tommy) Hill, all of Tullahoma, grandchildren, Josh Underwood and Ashley Underwood (Justin) Reid, Steve (Heather) Jones of Winchester and Jacob Griffith all of Tullahoma, Brian Allen Sanders and Jeremy Dustin Sanders, both of Winchester, Jared Griffith of Shelbyville and J.D. Thompson of Tullahoma; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Delorris Bates and husband, Hollis of Winchester. Visitation for Ms. Smith was held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Funeral Home in Estill Springs. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Brian Nave officiating. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

 

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KENNETH DUNCAN

 DUNCAN, Kenneth Ray, born Aug. 29, 1951, crossed over to the Promised Land on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at his home in Duncantown USA, following a long battle with lung cancer. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille Ray and Willie Wendell Duncan; loving wife, Linda “Queen” Duncan; sister, Jean Anderton; brother, Jimmy Duncan; and grandson, Kenny. Ray is survived by his sisters, Doris Tankersly and Glynda (Wayne) Hopkins and sister-in-law Janyce Duncan; seven children, Anita (Randy Taylor) Vanzant, Rodney (Lona) Duncan, Pat (Diana) Thornton, Johnny (Sandy) Thornton, Lesa Gale (Marty) Branson, Debbie Ann (Paul “Bubba”) Flowers and Nikki Jane (Jimmy) Marlow; 18 grandchildren, Quintin, Janita, Joanna, Patrick “George,” Steven “Sam,” Allen “Colonel,” Devin “Billy Bob,” Janie “Calamity Jane,” Amanda “Hemorrhoid,” Taylor “Copper Top,” Marissa “Hoodetta,” Kloey “Blondie,” Amber “Hammer Head,” Kobe “Outlaw,” Landon “Renegade,” Steven, Josh, and Jacob; 12 great-grandchildren, Gisele “JaZam,” Liam “Tanker,” Leeland “Squeeler,” Layla “Squeeler 2,” Willow “Cheetoh Cheeks,” Kyli Anna “Curly Top,” Leigha “Curlytop 2,” Zaden “Skillet,” Rayshawn “Hell Boy,” Paisley, Genesis, and Jayden; an abundance of nieces and nephews; and a host of dear friends. Ray was known to all as an avid sports fan and for always wearing his UT orange. Most importantly, he was a loving and kind man who would give the shirt off his back even to a stranger. Ray loved his family and friends! He loved life, even in his last days and will forever hold a special place in all the hearts of those privileged enough to have known and loved him. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Bro. Shane Scott Officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

 

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RONNIE JOHNSON

 JOHNSON, Ronnie Carl “Budman,” age 56 of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at North Alabama Medical Center. Ronnie was born in Sewanee Aug. 7, 1963, to the late James Carl and Sarah Ann Ake Johnson. Ronnie worked as a truck driver for R&S Logging for the past four years, but has always drove trucks. When he was not driving trucks he could be found working in his yard, gardening or spending time with his family. He loved going to different places and meeting and talking with other people. Ronnie will always be remembered for his outgoing, loving, easy going and energetic personality. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Janie Gale Smith and brother, Billy Ray Johnson. He is survived by, his fiancé, Cindy Barnett of Winchester; children, Jesse (Marsha) Johnson of Cowan and Kelly (Landon) Arnold of Huntland; grandchildren, Nikita, Kassie, Kaley, Tage, Mackenzi, Brylie and Brayden; brother, Dale (Edith) Johnson of South Pittsburg; aunts, Linda Clendening and Carey Cole; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Bro. David Guder officiating.  Interment followed in the Cumberland Cemetery. Memorial donations made be made by contacting Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398, (931)-967-2222, www.moorecortner.com.

Death notices

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

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

KEEVER, Linda Gail, age 69, Dec. 3, 1949 – Nov. 22, 2019.