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MABEL CRABTREE

CRABTREE, Mabel Eslick Elliott, Heaven gained another angel on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, as Mabel Eslick Elliott Crabtree, age 93 stepped quietly through its gates. She was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee on May 14, 1926, to the late Floyd and Annie Petty Eslick. She was a member of the Riva Lake Baptist Church. She was employed by Hat Corp and Genesco, but her best job was being a homemaker and mother to her family. Her greatest love was for God and her family. She will be remembered as having a kind, gentle and loving nature to all who knew her. Her greatest show of love was through weekly chocolate chip cookie baking. Her children and grandchildren referred to them as “special cookies because they were made with Grandma’s love.” In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by sisters, Nadine (Neal) Foster and Mary (Glenn) Jarrell; husbands, Joe Bill Elliott and Vance Crabtree; sons-in-law, Terry Golden, John Wade Walker and Ransom Syler; and daughter, Paulette Golden. She is survived by her loving children, Peggy (Butch) Stricklin, Billy (Pam) Elliott, Sandra (Wayne) Reed, Patricia (Bob) Meredith, Kay (Bob) Morris and Vanice Syler; grandchildren, Billie Jo, Rebecca, Amber, A.J., Amy, Wesley, Matthew, Adam, Gary, Scott, Kim, Tracy, Beth, Marcia, Charles, Paula, Mark and Michelle; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to their Mom’s favorite charity, the Multi-County Cancer Support Network. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

PHILLIP HAWK

HAWK, Phillip, age 80, of Tullahoma, died Aug. 26, 2019. Survivors: wife, Gloria Hawk; sons, Cory Hawk of Colorado, Christopher Hawk (Diane Michaud) of Arizona, Robin (Marie) Hawk of Alaska; daughter, Erin Dawe of Tullahoma. Services, Aug. 30, 2019, at Good Shepard Catholic Church, Decherd. Burial, Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

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CHRISTOPHER MORRIS

MORRIS, Christopher, age 44, of Cowan passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare in Tullahoma. Chris was born on Dec. 12, 1974, to Annette Matthews and the late Frankie Morris. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. Christopher loved racing and could always be found at a race track. His love for cars and racing goes all the way back to his younger years when he would build model cars. When he was not racing or working on anything he could get his hands on, he could be found riding four-wheelers in the mountains, fishing, playing pool or just being the grill master. He was also artistic and could draw anything. Chris will always be remembered for being outgoing, funny and caring. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Troy Matthews and his aunt, Jeanette Harvey. He is survived by his sons, Logan Simmons of Pelham, Chase (Cara Pittillo) Morris of Pelham and Dakota Morris of Winchester; grandson, Cannon Morris; a granddaughter on the way; sisters, Susan Morris of Estill Springs and Carol Ann (Lance) Stephens of Estill Springs; nephew, Gavin Ping; uncles and aunts, Jack (Jane) Arnold of Estill Springs, Eddie Arnold of Decherd and R.B. (Decla) Ray of Cowan. Visitation was held on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Ross Peterson officiating. Interment was in the Cowan-Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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SHIRLEY FOWLER

FOWLER, Shirley Carol Jean, age 67 of Huntland, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Fowler was born Sept. 29, 1952, in Lincoln County to Billy Jean and the late Mary Ann Copeland Jean. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, puzzle solving, drawing, quoting scriptures, creating stained glass, drawing house plans and writing poetry. Her family recalls her love of travel, in particular to Ireland. They will remember her intelligence, kindness to all, her devotion to her husband, and her love for her children and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Jean. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Eddie Fowler; her children, Troy Fowler of Fayetteville, Todd (Mary Michelle) Fowler of Elora, Travis (Leigh Ann) Fowler of Flintville and daughter Robin (Brett) Gilliam of Huntland; grandchildren, Michaela, Sara, Elijah, Grace, Jayla, Kaiden, and Colin; father, Billy Jean of Fayetteville; siblings, Kathy (Steven) Boyd of Idaho, Eric Jean of Colorado, Kim (Barry) Mayfield of Alabama and Kristi (Kurt) Wimberley of Fayetteville; and a host of nieces and other relatives. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at noon with Bishop Ryan Custer officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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BETTYE MORGAN

MORGAN, Bettye June, age 85 of Winchester passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Lynchburg Nursing Center. Mrs. Morgan was born on June 3, 1934, in Winchester, Tennessee to the late Chester Alton Neal and Loshie May Hall. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, crocheting, traveling and camping. She especially enjoyed trips to the beach and the mountains of Gatlinburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Loshie Neal; her husband, Carl Morgan, whom she married on Dec. 24, 1951; her sons, Mark Morgan and Tracy Morgan; and her sisters, Jean Winningham, Billie Byers and Barbara Henderson. She is survived by her son, Mike Morgan of Orlando, Florida; her daughters-in-law, Joy Morgan of Tullahoma and Rita Barbour of Huntland; grandsons, Dakota Morgan of Tullahoma and Jesse Morgan of Huntland; great-granddaughter, Angel Morgan of Tullahoma; and nieces, Cindy Davis, Regina Sawyer and Misty Brawley; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Family and friends will gather at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, from noon to 2 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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WILLARD MASON

 MASON, Willard Ray, age 80 of Huntland, passed away on Thursday Aug. 29, 2019, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester. Mr. Mason was born on Aug. 10, 1939, in Pleasant Ridge to the late Alonzo and Flora Speck Mason. He co-owned and operated Mason Auto Repair with his brother Terry, and was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. Mr. Mason loved to go hunting and fishing as well as playing softball and watching Wheel of Fortune. During his younger years he greatly enjoyed racing. He never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Mason; sister, Wilma Moorehead; and granddaughter, Hillary Rutledge. He is survived by his brothers, Kenneth (Gail) Mason of Louisville, Kentucky and Terry (Linda) Mason of Decherd; sister, Laverne Boyd of Murfreesboro; children, Tim (Tina) Mason of Hartselle, Alabama, Tammy Steele of Huntland and Jeff (Amy) Mason of Belvidere; grandchildren, Molly Rutledge, Ryan Mason, Drake Mason, Shalea Jones and Kinah Mason; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Jason Lafevers and Scot Bradford officiating. Interment followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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 EDWARD GIBSON

GIBSON, Edward Lawrence, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. He was born in Alligator, Mississippi on April 28, 1930, the son of Lawrence Gibson and Lorea Lumpkin Gibson. He attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Lawrence received his B.A. degree and M.A. degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He served from 1952 to 1956 as sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Intelligence Unit, Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, Louisiana. In June 1956, Lawrence married Connie Mae Entrikin, daughter of Dr. John Entrikin and his wife, Minnie Sue. Connie and Lawrence enjoyed over 63 years of marriage. Lawrence Gibson was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Connie Entrikin Gibson and their two children, John Lawrence (Larry) Gibson and his wife, Lori Glassgold Gibson, of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Katherine (Katie) Anne Gibson Morris, and her husband, Jimmy Morris, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Stewart and Sam Gibson and Ben and Will Morris. Following a private interment at The University Cemetery, Sewanee, a celebration of life will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 10 .m. at All Saints Chapel in Sewanee. Immediately following the service, all are invited to join Lawrence’s family for light refreshments and conversation at the Social Lodge, 275 Georgia Ave., Sewanee. In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Lawrence Gibson’s name may be directed to the National Park Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 200, Washington D.C. 20005; Gibson Endowed Geography Fund, Office of University Advancement, TCU Box 297044, Fort Worth, TX 76129; Outreach Trips, The University of the South, Office of Civic Engagement, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37375; or to a charity of one’s choice. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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HELEN FREEMAN

 FREEMAN, Helen Alberta, age 84, of Estill Springs, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, peacefully at her home. Mrs. Freeman was born on Jan. 16, 1935, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the late Albert and Helen Lenguin Sencabaugh. She married her husband, Donald D. Freeman on July 25, 1959, and from there she became a true military wife who supported not only her husband but her country as well. She helped establish the “Wednesday Morning Wives Club” in 1973 at Robins Air Force Base, which created a support system for the wives of deployed soldiers during Vietnam. She was also responsible for starting a softball team while stationed at Robins Air Force Base. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Tullahoma Bowling League as well as several others before that. Mrs. Freeman was an avid bingo player and won the family’s first color T.V. as a prize. She loved watching the Patriots and Titans play, as well as working on crossword puzzles and reading. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Diane Freeman; sisters, Phyllis Truitt and Marilyn Cox; and brother, Stanley Sencabaugh. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Donald D. Freeman; children, Daniel Freeman of Tullahoma, Douglas (Melissa) Freeman of Mt. Juliet and Dennis Freeman of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Steven, Collin, Carly, Nick, Zach, Chase and Rylea; and great-grandchildren, Kale and Kylie. There are no services scheduled at this time. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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DAVID LAMB SR.

 LAMB, David John Sr., age 90 of Springville, Alabama, formerly of Decherd, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Trussville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trussville, Alabama. He was born on Dec. 28, 1928, in Dorchester, Massachusetts to the late Charles and Lillian Lamb. Dave served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He moved his family from Holbrook, Massachusetts to Franklin County in 1974, where he built and was president then part-owner of Brockton Sole and Plastic (Diversatech Plastics Group). Dave was a 45 year member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, served as Grand Knight of the Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus, served on the Decherd Water Board and was a member of regional State of Tennessee Workforce Development Board and various other organizations. His love for travel, growing a huge garden every year, fishing, card playing, golf and spending time with his grandchildren filled his time after retirement. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Lamb and son-in-law, Ronald Gass. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Claire D’Errico Lamb; son, David (Donna) Lamb of Springville, Alabama; daughter, Barbara Lamb-Gass of Belvidere; grandchildren, John (Kaysie) Lamb of Trussville, Alabama, Matthew Lamb of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Brandi (Jim) Speck of Cowan and Olivia Rose Gass of Belvidere; great-grandchildren, Charleigh and Bryce Lamb and Jesse Speck; and sister, Frances Lively of Holbrook, Massachusetts. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Decherd. Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with military honors bestowed. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

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ELEANOR CHANDLER

 CHANDLER, Eleanor Ann, of Winchester, passed this life on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare-Harton in Tullahoma at the age of 74. Mrs. Chandler was born in Rutherford County to the late Raymond and Ruby Grace Richardson Shipp. She was a member of the church of Christ and loved to cross stitch, read books, play cards and work puzzles. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Chandler was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jane Shipp; her mother and father in-law, Melvin and Eva Chandler; and her sister-in-law, Janice Shipp. She is survived by her husband of over 52 years, Larry Chandler of Winchester; one brother, Ray Shipp of Woodbury; one niece, Amy Parton (Phillip) of Woodbury; one nephew, Kevin Shipp (Tisha) of Woodbury; great-niece and great-nephew, Ally and Jacob Parton; numerous cousins; her beloved dog, Ladybug; and her family and friends at Southern Manor Living Center. Visitation for Mrs. Chandler was held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, from 1-2 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Maplewood Cemetery with family members serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Southern Manor Living Center, 3619 Cowan Hwy., Winchester, TN 37398, or to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 1355, Tullahoma, TN 37388.  

 

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FRANK CROWNOVER

 CROWNOVER, Frank R., age 85 of Decherd, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at his home. He was born on Oct. 11, 1933, in Anderson, Tennessee to the late George Foster Crownover and Flora Hoosier Crownover.  Frank graduated from Franklin County High School in 1952, and served in the United States Army from 1953-1955.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Banking and the Tennessee Executive Development Program at UT Knoxville and received certificates from American Institute of Banking and Bank Administration Institute.  Frank worked for Genesco and the railroad from 1952-1953.  He was employed by Hamilton National Bank/First Tennessee Bank in Chattanooga from 1956-1978 where he was in several departments and manager of many employees.  Frank was with the Bank of Dade in Trenton, Georgia from 1979-1999 as executive vice president and board director, as well as teaching banking classes.  He continued working part-time at the bank and as a director until 2014.  Frank was a member of the Church of Christ and taught many Bible classes.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, C.W. (Lela) Crownover; sister, Margaret (Vernon) Jenkins; brother-in-law, Johnny Little; and nephew, Jeffery Little. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, June Little Crownover; brother-in-law, Joe D. Little of Decherd; sister-in-law, Juanita Little of Hillsboro; nephews, Billy Jenkins of Sherwood, Danny Crownover of Stevenson, Alabama, Christopher Little of Hillsboro, Tim Little of Decherd and Tara Matthews of Murfreesboro; and several great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Milton Stephens and Bro. Dan Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2222 www.moorecortner.com.

 

Death notices

REED, Daniel Cyle, April 23, 1989 – Aug. 24, 2019.

KATTREH, James Milton, 75, July 11, 1944 – Aug. 30, 2019.