Obituaries – June 26, 2013
James M. Bowen passed away at his home in Manchester on April 28, 2013 with his loving family with him. Jim was born February 11, 1922 in Pelham, TN to his parents, the late Martin E. & Daisy M. Smith Bowen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by great-granddaughter, Trinty Atkins; three brothers, Sam, John and Henry; and three sisters, Dola, Elizabeth and Willie. He is survived by his loving wife Chris Patterson Bowen of 64 years; three sons, James E. & Vicki of Leesburg, FL, Sam of Chattanooga, TN and Larry & Kim of Manchester; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many adopted ones. Jim was a retired Navy World War II Veteran serving on seven ships. He retired from A.E.D.C., Inst. Tech in VKF; belonged to St. Bedes Episcopal Church where he was very much involved. He was active in Stephen Ministry, Contact Lifeline, Ham Operator, Life Member of V.F.W. 10904 – held many offices, American Legion Post 78- held offices, 40/8 Nursing Support Program, Fleet Reserve Branch 110 (over 30 years) Tin Can Sailor on Navy Log , Service Officer for Coffee County, I.B.E.W., Boy Scouts over 25 years and received the Long Rifle Award in 1979. Jim loved to camp, fish, water ski, but most of all, spend time with his grands & great-grandchildren. His funeral was May 1 at St. Bedes Episcopal Church with Reverend Clark Baker and Reverend Mary Hassel celebrating. His grand son-in-laws and adopted son served as pallbearers. Burial was at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with United States Navy Military Honors. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Cunningham, Docia Frances “Fran” Green, age 77, passed into Rest on June 10, 2013 at her home in Manchester, Tennessee. Fran was born in Hillsboro, TN to her parents, the late Isaac Green and Maude Lou Anthony Green. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Carmen Warren. She was a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #78 in Manchester. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, square dancing, walking, and most of all, being with her family and friends. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife and partner to “Hub”, mother and steadfast homemaker. Fran is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harold D. “Hub” Cunningham of Manchester, TN; sons, James Dean Cunningham and wife Robyn of Pontiac, MI, Larry Paul Cunningham of Manchester, TN and Gary Neal Cunningham of Manchester, TN; Gary’s step-daughter, Shirley Hayter of Cannon County, TN and Gary’s step-grandson, Preston Hayter also of Cannon County; sister, Wanda Bryan of Manchester, TN; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013. A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday morning, June 14, 2013 at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, PO Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Nancy Louise Crosslin, age 61, of Manchester, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Burial followed in Midway Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at the funeral home. Ms. Crosslin passed away after a brave and courageous battle on Wednesday at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas in Nashville. Nancy was born in Cannon County, TN, the daughter of the late John Jones and Martha Allene Seals Ferrell. She was employed as a bank teller at First National Bank in Manchester and was a member of New Union Church of Christ. She had a special love for her dog, C.C. and through the low times in her life, she always kept her sense of humor. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Kim (Johnathan) Woods of Manchester; three sisters, Brenda Ferrell of Old Hickory, TN, Martha Jo (Glenn) Hulett of Florida, and Betty Jackson of Livingston, TN; and numerous granddogs. The family requests memorial donations be made to New Union Church of Christ, 46 Maple Springs Road, Manchester, TN 37355. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE CROSSLIN FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Mrs. Dale Magdalene Farris, age 63, of Morrison, TN, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Private family memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Mrs. Farris was born in Paris, Mo., the daughter of Charles B. and Betty Ruth Heathman Vest, both of Mo. She was a member of the Living Word Fellowship Church in McMinnville. She was a God fearing woman who loved quilting, sewing, flowers, and being with her family. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Farris is also survived by her loving husband, Jerry Wayne Farris of Morrison, two daughters, Rebecca Boyle of Morrison and Laura (Lymon) Davis of McMinnville; four brothers, Dan (Rhonda) Vest of Rockmart, GA, Paul “Chuck” (Ladonna) Vest of Chapel Hill, TX, Ezra (Bernice) Vest of Jefferson City, MO, and John Vest of Forks, WA; one sister, Mary Vest of Port Angeles, WA; three grandchildren, Kalel Boyle, Abigail Mullens and Isabell Davis; and ten nieces and nephews. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FARRIS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
HILL, Thelma Jean Goines, age 80 of Manchester, TN, passed away on June 24, 2013 at the Middle TN Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a retired Seamstress at Edens Industries, Inc. and a member of the Bell Springs United Methodist Church in Noah. She was born in Coffee County to her parents, the late James Willice Goines and Jessie B. Blackburn Goines and was also preceded in death by her husband, L.A.Hill and sister, Ruth Jacobs. Mrs. Hill is survived by her son, Mark Hill and his wife Debbie of Shelbyville, TN; daughter, Rena Hill Sain and her husband Michael of Manchester, TN; sister, Sue Evans and her husband Larry of Manchester, TN; brothers, Vernon Goines and wife Karen and Herbert Goines and wife Elaine all of Manchester, TN; four grandchildren, Courtney Sain, Sarah Sain, and Hannah Sain all of Manchester, TN and Rachel Sain of Johnson City, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends. A Graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Gnat Hill Church of Christ Cemetery with Brother Horace Lee Jacobs officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Bell Springs United Methodist Church in Noah. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Graveside services for Frankie Joan Martin, age 65, of Douglasville, Georgia, formerly of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, June 24, graveside at the Blanton Chapel Cemetery with Father Stephen Klasik officiating. Visitation with the Martin family was at 10 a.m., Monday until 1:30 p.m. when the funeral procession left the funeral home. Mrs. Martin passed away Wednesday, June 19 in Douglasville, Georgia. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Catholic Church and was a cosmetologist. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE MARTIN FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mrs. Suella Poe, age 66, of Manchester were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Ralph Hart officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at the funeral home. Mrs. Poe passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 12, 1947 in Cookeville, TN the daughter of the late William C. Beaty and Olin Robbins Beaty. Mrs. Poe majored in English and was a school teacher for many years. She was of the Church of Christ faith and was a member of Red Hill Church of Christ. She is remembered as a fantastic mother. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Stephen Poe. Survivors include her daughter, Victoria Ashley Poe and Jerome King of Tullahoma; two sons, Robert Stephen Poe II and wife, Debbie, of Frisco, TX, and Jonathan Michael Poe of Chattanooga; one sister, Norma Dean Cravens of Jamestown, TN; four grandchildren, Abigail, William, Bryson and Trae; and a niece, Gail Jones and husband, Bill, of Cookeville. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. SUELLA POE.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Nell Rigsby, age 78 of Manchester were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with Mrs. Rigsby’s family was from 5-8 p.m. Saturday evening at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Rigsby passed away Thursday evening at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Mrs. Rigsby was born in Paint Rock, Alabama the daughter of the late Robert McKinney and Geneva Maples McKinney. She was retired from Freedom Industries where she worked as a manager. Mrs. Rigsby was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Manchester and was a longtime member of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Crownover and Ben Rigsby. Mrs. Rigsby is survived by: three sons- Don Crownover and his wife Rosie of Manchester, Dr. Jerry Crownover of Tullahoma, Gerry Crownover of Hendersonville; five grandchildren, Gregory, Timothy, Zachary, Pearson and Carly Crownover; her great friend who she thought of as a sister, Maudie Duke. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE MRS. RIGSBY’S FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Womack, Richard Glenn “Dick”, of Normandy, passed away on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 83. Born in Old Town, Ky., Mr. Womack was the son of the late Walter Glenn and Esta Mae Curtis Womack. He is preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Frances Womack. He received his Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Kentucky and then went on to serve in the Air Force during the Korean War, predominately stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. There he traveled throughout the South Pacific as a weatherman. He began work as a mechanical engineer and came to A.E.D.C. in 1957 and worked there until his retirement. Mr. Womack loved going to church and teaching Sunday School and he and his wife were always active church members. Most recently, he attended Restoration Baptist Church, formerly Lincoln Heights Baptist Church, and loved working with the people in the church and the neighborhood that they served. He liked to travel and was a photographer. He enjoyed showing off his pictures and telling about his travels. His special hobby was boating. He not only enjoyed water skiing and sailing, but he and his son built a boat and he continued to work on his boat building skills. Mr. Womack is survived by two daughters, Teresa Womack Painter and husband Marvin of Greenville, SC and Kathy Womack Shaw and husband Tracy of Nashville; one son, Michael Glenn Womack and wife Debbie McGaha Womack of Effingham, IL; grandchildren, Erin Hiller and her husband Keith of Easley, SC, Matthew Painter (Sooheng Lee) of Brooklyn, NY, Amy Shaw of Nashville, David Shaw of Nashville, Sarah Womack of Effingham, IL, Andrew Womack of Effingham, IL; great-grandchildren, Reagan and Luke Hiller; sister and brother-in law, Joan and George Easterling. Mr. Womack is also survived by special family members, the Zhengtao Deng family (Deng, Qing, Lily and Emily). Visitation for Mr. Womack was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Powers officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Restoration Baptist Church with emphasis on youth programs. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS