Obituaries – July 10
Quincy Neil Styke, Jr., age 91, recently of Owensboro and formerly of Manchester, Tenn. passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013. He was born on November 22, 1921 in Mohawk, Tennessee to the late Quincy N. and Winnie A. Styke. He is preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Laughters, Selma Wisecarver, and Georgia Havely. Quincy graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Agriculture in 1948. He served in the Army during WWII. He worked 33 years for the USDA Farmers Home Administration where he helped build rural America’s farms and expand-ed public infrastructure to rural America. He was a member of the Lions Club, the chairman of the local human services board, and president of Highland Rim Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. His hobbies were gardening, bird watching, beekeeping, tracking market and commodity trends and listening to early country music. He worked throughout his life to provide for his family and to set a Christian example. He was a rock of stability to his family who loved him dearly. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Helen D. Styke; his daughter, Jean Styke Rutledge ( Dave); his two sons; Quincy N. Styke III ( Jennifer) and Dan D. Styke ( Tammy); four grandsons, Quincy N. Styke IV, Zachary A. Styke, Paul Y. Styke and Daniel M. Styke. Funeral service was held at noon Saturday in the chapel of Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Dan Wigton officiating. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Macedonia Baptist Church (Benevolence Fund ). CONDOLENCES MAY BE LEFT AT WWW.GLENNFUNERALHOME.COM.
Graveside services for Mrs. Thelma Maylene Taylor, age 90, of Manchester, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Bethany Cemetery with Bro. Jim Growden officiating. Mrs. Taylor passed away Monday, July 1 at Manchester Healthcare. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE TAYLOR FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM.
Anne E. Sotherland, age 66 of Manchester, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at her home. She was born July 24, 1946 in Fayetteville, Tennessee; the daughter of the late Thomas Elliott, Sr. and Evelyn (Syler) Elliott. She worked in administration in aerospace testing. Mrs. Sotherland was preceded in death by sister, Patricia Elliott. Surviving are husband, Robert L. “Tiny” Sotherland; daughters, Davina K. Hamilton of Murfreesboro, TN, Tanassa L. Pillow of Murfreesboro, TN, Lawanna Rippy of Murfreesboro, TN and Audrey Sotherland of Tullahoma, TN, brothers, Thomas (Luba) Elliott, Jr. of Winchester, TN and Gerald (Susie) Elliott of Murfreesboro, TN, sister, Cassandra “Sandy” Elliott of Winchester, TN; grandchildren, India Hamilton, Chynna Walker, Kobi Hamilton, London Pillow, Jessica Johnson, Torri Holmes, Ryan Cleveland and Tydrell Mitchell; and aunts, Juanita and Jewel Syler. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment followed in the Winchester City Cemetery, Winchester, TN. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester. (931)967-2222 www.moorecortner.com
Mrs. Betty June Brown Thomas, age 81, formerly of Manchester, Tennessee passed away, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Winchester. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Danny Anderson officiating. Burial followed at Beans Creek Cemetery in Hillsboro. Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until the service time at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Mrs. Thomas, a native of Coffee County, Tennessee was the daughter of the late Ennis and Nora Adams Brown. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Crestwood Nursing Center in Manchester. Mrs. Thomas was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed roller-skating, collecting Knick-Knacks, flower gardening and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed dancing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas; two sons, Don and Dale Thomas; one brother, Herbert Brown; one sister, Dean Madison and one grandson, Shayne Finchum. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Thomas and his wife, Brenda of Manchester and Jackie Thomas of Hillsboro; three daughters, Helen Hazel and her husband, Charles of Murfreesboro, Barbara Sanders and her husband, Earl of Tracy City and Becky Privett of Manchester; daughter-in-law, Elaine Thomas of Manchester; one brother, Doyle Brown and his wife, Leita of Sun City, California; one sister, Gerline Johnson of Chattanooga; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Coulson, Vickie R., age 58, passed into rest on July 3, 2013 at her home in Manchester, Tennessee with her loving family by her side. Vickie will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was born in Winchester, Tennessee to her parents, the late Grady “Dunnie” Jullian Gipson and Billie Frances Dickerson Gipson. She is survived by her loving husband, Bobby L. Coulson of Manchester; son, Coey L. Coulson and his wife Getrisc of Louisiana; daugh-ters, Tina L. Weaver of Manchester and Melody C. Stottlemyer and her husband Josh of Manchester; sisters, Roberta Finney (James) of Manchester and Patricia Finney (Larry) of Manchester; brothers, Grady Gipson (Leslie) of Shererville, IN and Dale Gipson of Tullahoma; six grandchildren, Christian Coulson, Wesley Coulson, Jordan Coulson, Victoria “Tori” Stottlemyer, Kimberlee May and Alicean Stottlemyer all of Manchester; great-grandson, Carson Coulson; her loving pets, Beau and Belle; and a host of other relatives and friends. The Family extends a special Thanks to the loving nurses at Hospice Compassus and Reverend John Daniel for whom we will be forever grateful. Visitation was from 6-9 p.m. Friday July 5, 2013. The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor John Daniel officiating. Burial followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Jarrell, Nellie P., age 94 of the Shady Grove Community, passed away on July 3, 2013 at the United Regional Medical Center. Nellie had recently been a patient at the Manchester Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Jarrell; father, Jesse B. Nobles; mother, Ruby Thaxton Nobles; brothers, Benton, Roy and Frank Nobles. She is survived by a sister, Peggy Miller of Manchester; sister-in-laws, Jean Freeze and Dorothy Freeze both of Manchester; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Nellie was born April 1, 1919 in Manchester, Tenn. and graduated as the Class Valedictorian at Central High School. After graduation, she worked at PCA Apparel Industries for several years and later married a “country boy”, Doyle Jarrell, the love of her life. She moved to the farm and also later worked at Tennessee Apparel in Tullahoma and Eden Indus-tries in Manchester before returning to PCA Apparel. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed going to Home Demonstration Club. Quilting Club members would take turns hosting quilting in their homes, having lunch and helping others with their quilts. She also enjoyed all kinds of hand needle work and crocheting. Nellie enjoyed having company and all of the family and considered her nieces and nephews as her grandchildren. She and Doyle will be fondly remembered as a couple who loved life in general. She was a great lady who loved everybody. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013. The funeral service was conducted on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., July 6, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Barry Whiteaker officiating. Burial followed at the Shady Grove Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Gladney, David Michael, age 55 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on June 29, 2013. He was an Operational Engineer at Arnold Engineering Development Center (A.E.D.C.). and was born in Trenton, New Jersey. David was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Stal Gladney. He is survived by his loving wife, Cathy Star Beverley Gladney of Manchester, Tenn; sons, Scott P. Gladney and wife Natasha of Manchester and Jeffrey R. Gladney of Manchester; two grandchil-dren, Seth Michael and Elise Meredith; father, Paul Macgonigle Gladney and step-mother Joan Wagnor Gladney of Tullahoma, Tenn; in-laws, Richard & Eunice Beverley; brother-in-law, David & Pam Beverley; cous-ins, Robert, Rich, Marianne, Kennedi, Isaac and Melissa (Adam) Rocco; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Brother Chris Boyce officiating. Burial was at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.