Obituaries – Aug. 7, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

ALLEN

Allen, Ada “Grace,” 86, of Manchester, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was the wife of Edward Winfield Allen, also of Manchester, a former editor of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette , sports editor for The Tullahoma News and editor of the Manchester Times . A native of Bay City, Mich., Mrs. Allen was the daughter of the late Morris Daniel Maxson and Lola Ada Ice Maxson. She was a homemaker and a member of Living Water Pentecostal Church in Manchester. In addition to her husband, Ed, to whom she had been married for 61½ years, Mrs. Allen is survived by her children, Rickie (Gene) Luckadoo, Manchester; James Daniel (April) Allen, Lima, Ohio; Lola G. (Gary) Golden, Cortez, Colo., and Wayne E. (Sandra) Allen, Murfreesboro; 19 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Wayne Maxson; six sisters, Ruth, Merle Norma, Helen, Leona and Lillian, and three grandchildren, Lisa Luckadoo, Kenny Allen and Joseph Golden. Visitation with the family was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Living Water Pentecostal Church in Manchester where services were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, July 26, with Pastor Rick Clouse and Bro. Lloyd Shelton officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery in Tullahoma. GOWEN-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, SHELBYVILLE, IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

BENNETT

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Sam Bennett, age 74, of Tullahoma will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend W. Garie Taylor and Pastor Nan Zoller officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Bennett passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born on November 30, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Willie Fate Bennett and Nell Ruth Cox Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a Mason and a member of #214 Highland Lodge in Manchester. He was a member of the 212 Transportation Heavy Truck Company in the Army Reserve. He was a manager for Production Credit Association in Lincoln County, and he worked for the Tennessee State Highway Department and many different welding suppliers. He retired from Trinidad/Benham in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Bennett loved to fish and was an amazing storyteller. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Matthew Fate Bennett. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Bennett of Tullahoma; a daughter, Kelle Bradshaw and husband, Ronnie of Murfreesboro; and two grandchildren, Devin and Abby Bradshaw. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any U.S. Military help organization of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. BILLY SAM BENNETT .

BROWN

Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Brown, age 79, of Beech Grove will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jackie Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the New Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation with Mr. Brown’s family was from 4-9 p.m., Tuesday, August 6 at Manchester Funeral Home. Mr. Brown passed away Saturday, August 3 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Brown was born in Bedford County, Tennessee the son of the late Walter Brown and Beulah Blackburn Brown. He was a bus driver for the Coffee County School System and was a member of the Beech Grove First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was also preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Brown and by a sister, Cornelia Brown. He is survived by: his loving wife of 50 years- Mrs. Juanita Richardson Brown of Beech Grove; 3 sons- Danny Brown and his wife Dottie of Wheel, Tenn, Richard Brown & his wife Jennifer of Beech Grove, Brian Brown & his fiancée Ashley of Beech Grove; 2 daughters- Rebecca Rowland of Christiana, Charlene McCormick of Manchester; 3 brothers- Franklin Brown of Murfreesboro, Harvey Brown of Beech Grove, Johnny Brown of Gnat Hill; grandchildren, Jason Rowland, Mandy Turner, Thomas Brown, Bethany Messick, Michael Brown, Samantha Brown, Danielle Lewis, Dustin Brown, Ashley Reasko and Bruce McCormick; great grandchildren, Ariel and Logan Turner. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE BROWN FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM

LALEWICZ

Lalewicz, Michael Sebastian, age 13 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Michael was a student at the Coffee County Middle School. He had a great love for life and made everyone around him smile and “light up”. His loving family remembers him as a perfect angel and a prince who will be terribly missed by all. Michael loved to build Legos and had a great love of trains and art. Michael was preceded in death by his grandfather, Edmund Michael Lalewicz II; great-grandfather, Edmund Michael Lalewicz I; great-grandfather, William Carlin; uncle, William Carlin II; and aunt, Yelirzet Carmen Velasquez. He was born on September 9, 1999 in Hollywood, Florida to his parents, Edmund Michael Lalewicz III and Ana Luisa Velasquez Lalewicz of Manchester, Tenn who survive. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Kathleen Ann Lalewicz; maternal grandparents, Pablo and Alida Velasquez; paternal great-grandmother, Dolores Carlin; aunts, Tara (Frank) Buckner and Sarah Lalewicz; uncles, Jimmy Lalewicz and Jonathan Lalewicz; cousins, Kaitlyn Stout, Samantha Buckner and Alexander Velasquez; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Father Stephen Klasek officiating. Burial followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS .

MCCULLOUGH

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Ezell Rhoton McCullough, age 82, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Stan McCullough and Bro. James Colwell officiating. Burial followed in Holland Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the McCullough family was from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. McCullough passed away Tuesday afternoon at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. McCullough was born in Manchester, Tenn, the daughter of the late Fred Elisha and Edna Lorene Fears Rhoton, and Inez DeWeese. She married J.D. McCullough on July 2, 1949 in Walker County, Ga. Ezell became a member of the Church in early 1953. She taught children’s Bible class at the Main Street Church of Christ in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and then at the Normandy Church of Christ in the 1980’s. Ezell was a faithful member serving the Lord for several decades, while her health permitted. In addition to her parents, Ezell was also preceded in death by: one brother: Raymond Fred Rhoton; one sister: Annie Adell Rhoton Foster; two newborn siblings: Rebecca Rhoton and Jesse James Rhoton; one granddaughter: Alisha Danyl (Dandy) McCullough. She is survived by: her beloved husband of 64 years: J.D. McCullough, Jr; one daughter: Della Faye McCullough and the late Jacob Wilhoite, Sr; six sons: Daniel Elisha (Danny) McCullough and wife, Sherry, Robert Stanley McCullough and wife, Debbie, Marlin Dale McCullough and wife, Doris, Jeffery Lynn McCullough and wife, Sandy, John Daniel McCullough II and Beverly, Travis Kim McCullough and wife, Linda; three brothers: Frank and Vicky Rhoton; Bill and Pat Rhoton; JR and Pam Rhoton; two sisters: Doris Corsey; Janie and Donnie Ferrell; fourteen grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren: Jacob (Jake) Wilhoite, Jr., wife Kerri & daughter Hannah, Randy Wilhoite, Sr., wife Ann & children Brandi, Erica & Randy Jr., Robert (Stan) McCullough, Jr., wife Andrea & daughters Savanna & Gracie, Kristy McCullough, husband Cris Tocchio & children Mary & Andrew, Eric McCullough, Brittney McCullough, husband Jason Sells & sons Joe, Luke & Caleb, Jaimeon (Jamie) McCullough, wife Leann & children Daniel & Kaitlyn, John (Jay) McCullough, IV & children Zack, Maddison, Star & Ravvan, Brandon McCullough, wife Samantha & daughter Annsley, Joseph (Joey) McCullough, wife Lindsey & sons Laton & Haze, Anita McCullough, husband Jimmy Banks & son Sawyer, Bobby (Kyle) McCullough, wife Beth & son Weston, Kimberley McCullough, husband Cory Wallace & daughters Cierra & Macey, Laura (Nicole) McCullough; five great-great grandchildren: Brandi’s sons Kaydan and Kayleb, Erica’s children Sofia, Khrystian and Nayelli. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE MCCULLOUGH FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM

PARKER

Funeral services for James Morton “Jimmy” Parker age 67 of Shelbyville, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Raymond Allbright officiating. Burial followed in the New Beech Grove Cemetery. Mr. Parker passed suddenly Saturday July 31, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visitation was held Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Born September 15, 1945 in Shelbyville, he was the son of the late Osby E. Parker & Clyde Overcast Parker. Mr. Parker was a long-haul driver for Titan Trucking Company, was a veteran of military service in the U.S. Marines and was a Christian. Survivors, his wife of 35 years, Brenda Elrod Parker of Shelbyville and sister Barbara P. Smith of Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project Attn: Advanced Guard P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kanas 66675 or Toys for Tots P.O. Box 2187 Shelbyville, Tenn. 37162.

PIGG

Pigg, Martha Moorer, age 89 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on August 2, 2013 at the Horizon Health & Rehabilitation Center in Manchester. Mrs. Pigg was a homemaker and a member of the Providence United Methodist Church in Holly Hill, South Carolina. She was born on February 20, 1924 in Connor’s Plantation, Orangeburg County, South Carolina to her parents, the late William David Moorer, Sr. and Rosalee Connor Dantzler Moorer. Mrs. Pigg was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert David Pigg in 2009; sisters, Victoria M. Hopkins and Goldie M. VanBuskirk; and brothers, W.D. Moorer, Jr. and Vernon Moorer. She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Thomas and her husband, Ted of Manchester, Tenn; a sister, Margaret M. Hackett of Norfolk, Va; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. No public services are scheduled. Interment will be at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

SIMMONS

Simmons, Arlevia K., age 108 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on July 31, 2013 at the Horizon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Manchester. Miss Simmons lived in St. Louis, Missouri where she worked as a LPN Nurse and Nanny until the early 1980′s. She moved to Tennessee after retiring to be closer to her relatives. She was born Bradyville, Tennessee in 1904 to her parents, the late Albert N. Simmons and Dovie Jane Bryant Simmons. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Nethie Simmons Wooten, Zena Simmons Halbert and LeWanie Simmons; and brothers, Palmer Simmons, Charlie Simmons, John Simmons, Buford Simmons, Corbett Simmons, Evans Simmons and Evrett Simmons. Miss Simmons attended the First Church of God in Tullahoma. She is survived by her nephews, Kelso Simmons (Naomi) of Manchester, Daniel Simmons (Frances) of Manchester, Evans Simmons of Cuthbert, Georgia, Wayne Simmons (Kathy) of Decatur, Glen Simmons of Tullahoma and David Simmons of St. Louis, Missouri; nieces, Lillian Hunt of Melbourne, Florida and Izenith Thomas (Larry) of Tullahoma; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013 from noon until 2 p.m.. The funeral service followed at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Watkins officiating. Burial was at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS .

TATE

Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy M. Tate, age 82, of Manchester, were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the funeral home. Mrs. Tate passed away Sunday evening in Manchester. She was born January 1, 1931 in Chattanooga, Tennessee the daughter of the late William Leslie Werndli and Elsie Mae Barnes Werndli. She was employed with PCA for over 16 years. In earlier years, Mrs. Tate along with her late husband, Gene, enjoyed traveling together. Their adventures together included traveling to the beach in Florida every year with their two daughters as well as a memorable trip to Hawaii and all over the western United States. Mrs. Tate was an avid reader and extremely passionate about University of Tennessee sports including football, basketball and baseball. She always knew who the players of each team were, how the games were played and could quote statistics of players as well as any sports authority. In addition, she enjoyed her flower garden each year and cooking. She enjoyed holiday seasons with her family each year as well as spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tate was a devoted longtime member of First Baptist Church in Manchester where she was also a member of the Sunday School Seekers. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert Eugene “Gene” Tate who passed away April 4, 2011; and a brother, Paul Werndli. Survivors include two loving daughters, Linda Jean Bowden and husband, Richard of Manchester; and Janice Elaine Bunger also of Manchester; five grandchildren, Tanya Bush and husband, Ralph; Melissa Bowden and fiancé, David Gipson; Wendy Riley and husband, Randy; Christopher Bunger and wife, Sarah; and Shawn Bunger; and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth Ratchford and husband, Gordon of Chattanooga; and Betty Wilburn and husband, Humberto of California. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Memory of Peggy M. Tate to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN 37355. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. PEGGY M. TATE.

TURNEY

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Reeves Turney, age 81, of Manchester were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Manchester with Dr. John Todd and Reverend Ben Schultz officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tenn. at 2 p.m. Friday. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Turney passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 in Manchester. He was born March 12, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of the late James “Jim” Montgomery Turney and Annie Mai Martin Turney. Having grown up in Nashville, Reeves graduated from West End High School, and graduated Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering . He began work as a design engineer at AEDC in 1955. He was a Section Supervisor in PWT, where he remained until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, where he served as an elder, Sunday school superintendent and trustee. Reeves and his wife, Donna were married 58 years and had attended the first grade together. Reeves will forever be remembered by all for his quick wit, genuine smile and embracing hugs. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Terry Diane Turney and a brother, Neil M. Turney. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Gore Turney of Manchester; two sons, Richard R. “Ricky” Turney , Jr. of Manchester; and Steve Turney and wife, Angie of Murfreesboro; and two grandchildren, Ashton and Ian Turney both of Murfreesboro; and sister Alice T. Kennedy of Elizabeth, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, the family knows that Reeves’ wishes would be to encourage each of you to give an embracing hug and gentle smile to those you love. In addition, contributions may be made to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, 2200 Children’s Way 2510, Nashville, TN 37232. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com . COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. R. REEVES TURNEY.

FOSTER

Mr. Elmer Clarence Foster, age 87, of Manchester, Tennessee passed from this life on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Elmer was preceded in death by his son Michael Wayne Foster, parents, Lillard Thompson and Sarah Elizabeth Ferrell Foster, and one sister, Ruth Foster. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Sue Foster, four daughters, Judy Gail Anderson and husband Cecil of Manchester, Sheila Faye Johnson and husband Tony of Manchester, Vickie Diane Matlock and husband Freeman of Hillsboro, Cheryl Annette Johnson and husband Steve of Manchester, one son Stephen Darryl Foster and wife Sandra of Pinson, Tennessee, two sisters, Elleine Witty of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Lonnie Brandon of East Peoria, Illinois, one brother, James Foster of Peoria, Illinois, ten grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. Mr. Foster was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ where he was appointed Elder in November 1983 and served until he resigned in July of 2010. He enjoyed teaching bible classes and leading the congregation in song. Mr. Foster was Church Treasurer and helped with the Bible Bowl. He was an Army Veteran and served our country in World War II. Elmer enjoyed helping his neighbors and was a community center leader for the sixteenth model community. He was a craftsman and built the Foster home as well as a meat cutter by profession. His family and the Lord were his life. Funeral services for Mr. Elmer Foster were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Ricky Smith and Brother James Colwell officiating. Burial followed in the Gnat Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel in Manchester. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONOREDTO SERVE THE FAMILY OF ELMER FOSTER.

TAYLOR

Mr. Kenneth T. Taylor, age 66, of Tullahoma passed away Wednesday, July 31 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug 3 at Lynchburg Funeral Home with Mr. Vernon Cole officiating. Burial followed at Smith’s Chapel Cemetery. LYNCHBURG FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

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