Obituaries – July 31, 2013
Mr. Bryan Martin Swoape, age 28 of Memphis, Tennessee passed away, Friday, July 26, 2013 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Duncan Cemetery in Coffee County, Tenn. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. A native of Manchester, Tenn., he was the son of Tim “Bubba” Swoape of Memphis and Lisa Bryan Holder of Hillsboro. Mr. Swoape worked as a paver. He enjoyed playing all sports including baseball and football. Mr. Swoape was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Tom Eley and his maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Martin Bryan. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Pauline Eley Stacy and her husband, Bud of Manchester; maternal grandfather, Jimmie Burl Bryan of Manchester; one brother Timothy “Timmy” Swoape and his wife, Linda of McMinnville; step-father, Sean Holder of Hillsboro; step-sister, Aleeca Holder of Hillsboro; four aunts, Pam West and her husband, Charlie of Manchester, Tammy Ferrell and her husband, Heath of Lynchburg, LeeAnn Swoape of Manchester and P J Blair and her husband, Bill of Murfreesboro; one uncle, Tommy Bryan of Manchester; two nieces, Taygan and Taysha Swoape; three nephews, Anthony, Aidan and Ashton Page and special friends, Kevin Hill, A J Cox and Matt Baker. 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.
James Michael “Dog” Thompson, age 46 of Manchester passed away Saturday morning at the Medical Center of Manchester. Visitation with the Thompson family was from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 30 at the Manchester Funeral Home. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Thompson was born in Manchester, Tennessee the son of the late James Milton Thompson and Ida Loraine Davis Thompson of Manchester who survives. He was employed by Tri-County Roofing for 20 years and also worked as a stockman at Wal-Mart in Manchester. James enjoyed golf, billiards, home improvements and fishing during his spare time. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Rita Thompson, by his father in law, Luther B. Dotson and a brother in law, Luther B. Dotson, Jr. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: His wife of 32 years- Patty Ann Dotson Thompson of Manchester; 1 son- Joshua Thompson of Manchester; 1 daughter- Christina (James) Ledford of Manchester; 3 brothers- Terry Wayne Thompson, Jimmy Lee Thompson and Charles Thompson, all of Manchester; 1 sister- Wava and her husband Joshua of Manchester; 3 grandchildren- Anthony, David and Madison Ledford; several nieces and nephews. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE THOMPSON FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Big hearted, fun loving, avid Harley man, Monte Wayne Rounsavill, 64, died Monday, July 8, 2013 in Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn. after a long illness. Preceded in death by his father, Fred Rounsavill, Monte is survived by his wife Julie Rounsavill, daughter Rachelle Rounsavill DeClerck, mother Lois Rounsavill, sisters Jackie Merritt and Beverly Russell and brother Jimmy Rounsavill. He would puff up with pride when his grandchildren, Camden and Chloe, were around and took great pleasure in his stepson, John Holt and his family as well as his son-in-law Fabrice DeClerck . He served in Vietnam, worked for the County of Ventura in Calif. For 30 years as a paint and body mechanic. He and wife Julie chose to retire to middle Tennessee in 2006 and fishing became his passion, always looking for the coolest rod and reel he could find and casting off the lake by his home and taking pleasure in teaching his grandchildren the technique. But most of all he was a carefree spirit, full of laughter, fierce love for his family and close friends and had a positive attitude that he could do anything he set his mind to. Monte did not wish for a service or gathering. His family hopes that all who wish to honor him will remember the happy times they had with him and to laugh with him in their remembrances. Ride free, Monte.
Harold K. Skidmore, age 80, of Manchester, formerly of Smyrna died Friday at his home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Waynesburg, KY and a son of the late Fred and Myrtle Skidmore. He was also preceded in death by his wife Vivian Isabella Skidmore who died in 2011. Mr. Skidmore is survived by his son Michael Skidmore and his wife Belinda of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren Laura Michelle Skidmore Huff of Murfreesboro and Michael Ross Skidmore and his wife Heather of Lawton, Okla; three great grandchildren Abigail, Noah and Ryder; and a sister Carol Fay Greer of Louisa Ky. Mr. Skidmore was a retired United States Air Force Veteran and a member of the Baptist faith. Visitation was Monday from 4-8 p.m. and again Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A graveside with military honors was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Richard Lynn Skidmore officiating. AN ONLINE GUESTBOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR MR. SKIDMORE AT WWW.WOODFINCHAPEL.COM
Mary Maxine Chambers Osteen, age 83, passed away on July 16, 2013 at her home in Brentwood, Tenn. She was born in Langston, AL to parents Arthur Patton and Daisy Belle Evans Chambers. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ralph O. Osteen of Brentwood; son, Ralph Osteen Jr. (Amy) of Scottsdale, Ariz; daughter, Kathy Osteen Smith (Eddie) of Franklin, Tenn; son, Jeff Osteen (Beth) of Brentwood; sister, Nadine Riddle of Franklin; and six grandchildren, Marissa Smith; Ralph III and Krista Osteen; Jessica, Benjamin and Nicholas Osteen. Mrs. Osteen graduated in 1954 from Middle Tennessee State College, Murfreesboro. Outgoing, talented and athletic, Maxine was a majorette with the school band and pursued a degree in Home Economics. She was a schoolteacher before becoming a full time homemaker. Maxine was a devoted wife, loving mother and proud grandmother. She had many interests, including gardening, visiting the beach and walking daily, but none were as important as supporting and encouraging others. Maxine was a member at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Brentwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Band Gift Fund—Majorettes, MTSU Bands, Campus Box 63, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 or Gentiva Hospice, 1400 Donelson Pike, Suite B5, Nashville, TN 37217. Private family services were conducted Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, TN. Burial followed in Allen Cemetery in Caney Spring, Tenn. LAWRENCE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., CHAPEL HILL, TENNESSEE IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS, 931-364-2233, (WWW.LAWRENCEFUNERAL.NET).
Lewis, Ronnie Lee, age 61 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was a retired Delivery Truck Driver for Word’s Lumber and Manchester Building Supply in Manchester. Ronnie was born in Manchester, Tenn. to his parents, the late Edgar Lee Lewis and Pauline Farless Lewis. He was also preceded in death by his beloved Chihuahua dog, Midget. Ronnie was a member of the Pocahontas Church of Christ and loved fishing, carpentry and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Lorrie L. Frame and her husband, Shang of Manchester,; sister, Diane Lewis of Manchester; two grandchildren, Dalton James Frame and Micah Lee Frame both of Manchester; cousin, Timmy Farless and his wife Patty; uncle, Harley Farless and his wife Ezelle; friend, Steve Patterson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from noon until 2 p .m.. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday following the visitation, in the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Charles Williams officiating. Burial was at the Midway Church of Christ Cemetery in Cannon County, Tenn. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Memorial services for Ms. Leslie Gaye Inman, age 52, of Hillsboro, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m.. Ms. Inman passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 30, 1960 in Winchester, Tennessee the youngest of four daughters born to the late Charles Ephriam Inman, Jr., and Kay Holland Inman. She graduated Franklin County High School in 1978. Following graduation, she and her parents moved to Miami, FL. During this time for a few years, Leslie enjoyed traveling to various locations to visit family and friends. She dearly loved her family and friends, who affectionately referred to her as “everybody’s little sister” and “Aunt Leslie”. She was a true “flower child” of the 1960’s, who had a deep passion for music and art. Some of her favorite performers were Donnie Osmond, the Beatles and Paul McCartney. Leslie never met a stranger and became a friend to anyone she would meet. She was a jewelry artist and designer who made beautiful necklaces and bracelet creations. Leslie was a breast cancer survivor for over 14 years and a supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She will also be missed by her sweet, inherited, Yorkie dog, Moe. Survivors include three sisters, Deborah E. Inman of Manchester; Melissa Kay Morin and Reece Anderson of Manchester; and Paula R. Chambers and husband, George of Hillsboro; ten nieces and nephews, Kasey Maxwell; Meloney Howell and husband, Aaron; Jaimey Maxwell; Amy Townsend and David Hamm; Mandy Sapp and husband, Travis; Michael Cheatam and Kayla Slobodnik; Matthew Bendus and wife, Maranda; Callie Bendus; Sarah Morin; and Nehemiah Chambers; six great-nieces and great-nephews, Gunner Massey; Zakery Massey; Payton Townsend; Reagan Howell; Reston Chambers; Killian Anderson; and Rhodes Grayton Bendus; and numerous other loving family members and friends. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Memory Of Leslie to the Greater Nashville, Susan G. Komen Foundation, 4009 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 209, Nashville, TN 37215 or online, komennashville.org; or to the American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online, americanstroke.org. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MS. LESLIE GAYE INMAN.
Funeral services for Mr. Frank B. “Sonny” Grosch, age 76, of Bradyville, Tenn, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sidney Parham officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation with the Grosch family was from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Grosch passed away at his residence on Tuesday evening. Sonny was born in Coffee County, Tenn, the son of the late Howard Samuel and Hazel Darnell Grosch. He was a machine press operator at Batesville before he retired. He served in the National Guard and was a deacon and treasurer at Living Springs Church. Some of his many hobbies included gardening, watching sports, and camping. He loved to aggravate others and liked to have “discussions.” In addition to his parents, Sonny was also preceded in death by one brother, Oscar Grosch. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Katherine Poff Grosch of Bradyville; one son, Howard (Jean) Grosch of Readyville; two daughters, Donna (Ralph Pena) Presson of Bradyville and Debbie (Stephen) Cox of Ky; three brothers, Dale Grosch of Hillsboro, James (Geneva) Grosch of Manchester, and Harold (Judy) Grosch of Ga; ten grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE GROSCH FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” Brasfield, age 85 of Manchester were conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, July 29 from the First Baptist Church in Manchester with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Brasfield family was from 5-8 p.m., Sunday at Manchester Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until service time Monday at First Baptist Church. Mr. Brasfield passed away Saturday morning at the Medical Center of Manchester surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Brasfield was born in Fulton, Kentucky the son of the late Robert Edwin Brasfield and Ethel Rose Brasfield. Bob was retired from AEDC and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manchester. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rites and the Shriners. Bob was a lifelong fan of the University of Kentucky, especially the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team, traveling to many SEC tournaments. He enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou Atwill Brasfield who passed away in 2011, and by a sister, Wilma Sue Shaw. Bob is survived by: two daughters-Virginia Ann Brasfield of Manchester, Gina (Billy) Thomas of Manchester; two sons- Robert Duane (Leslie) Brasfield of Manchester, Jimmy Lee (Olivia) Brasfield of Murfreesboro; one brother- John (Faye) Brasfield of Troy, Tennessee; seven grandchildren- Rod Brasfield, Teresa Brasfield, Sandy Brasfield, Hope Thomas (Ryan) Barker, John Hardy Brasfield, Marlisa Brasfield and Samantha (Jeffery) Territo. Six great grandchildren, Alexandria, Donovan, Mya, Brionna, Liam and Craig. For those who wish to make memorial donations the family suggests: The Building Fund at First Baptist Church, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355, The Alzheimer’s Association, 201 W. Lincoln St, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or The Dusty Elam Foundation, c/o Peoples Bank, 1203 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF BOB BRASFIELD. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Corley, James Neal- age 70 passed away at his residence in Manchester, Tenn. on Friday, July 26th 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Wilson & Cora Mai Montgomery Corley; brother, Robert Earl Corley. Survived by wife, Gail Corley; son, Thomas Daryle Corley; daughter, Tracy Rhanaye(Jimmy) Hardeman; grandchildren, Eric Hardeman, Erin Hardeman, Kendra Rockow, Tifney Dickinson, & Alston Corley; brother, Ray Donald(Jeannie) Corley; sisters, Dimple(Harold) Huffines, Floye Sloan, Reba(Willie) Jernigan, Linda Pedigo, Sarah Turk, Charlotte(Greg) Gamble & Brenda(Marc) Humes; numerous stepchildren & step-grandchildren. Mr. Corley was a maintenance engineer with Nissan and a Vietnam Army veteran receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, One Overseas Bar, Sharpshooter Badge, & Marksman Badge. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday July 28th & Monday July 29th 10 a.m.. until funeral services at 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Entombment followed at 1:30 p.m. in the Robertson Co. Memorial Gardens. Rev. Matthew Edwards officiated the services. Active pallbearers were family & friends. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL (615) 444-7007 OBITUARY LINE (615) 444-7700. WWW.PARTLOWCHAPEL.COM