Obituaries – Aug. 14, 2013
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Carol Patrykus, age 69, of Manchester were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Steve Adams officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Patrykus passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born October 19, 1943 in Roseland, Illinois, the daughter of the late Quincy Mason Adams and Alpha Minks Harmon Adams. Joyce married the love of her life, Gus A. Patrykus in Posen, Illinois on June 23, 1962. The couple resided in Posen until relocating to Manchester to be closer to extended family ten years ago. Joyce enjoyed plants, gardening and was a wonderful cook and dedicated homemaker. She loved to watch TV programs such as Tennessee Crossroads but her favorite show was always the soap opera “General Hospital.” She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Lois McSparren and a brother, Herman Hildebrand. She is survived by her husband, of 51 years, Gus A. Patrykus of Manchester; three children, Teri Dunlap and husband, Tod of St. John, Indiana; Michael Patrykus of Manchester and Cindy Patrykus of Manchester; four grandchildren, Kathryn Michelle Dunlap, Logan Patrykus, Amanda Joy Dunlap and Alexis Patrykus. Also surviving are two sisters, Sandra Fay Arvaj of Chicago Heights, IL and Ester Craiger of Missouri and two special sisters-in-laws, Dollie Whittington and Carol Ann Krygowski both of Manchester and numerous other family members and friends. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. JOYCE PATRYKUS.
Mr. Conrad Stephen Margowski, age 80 of Tullahoma, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Stephen A. Klasek officiating. DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Davidson, Karen Colleen, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 54. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 9th, 2013 in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matt Hastings officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wayne “Little TN” Alford, age 55, of Hillsboro, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Virgil Alford officiating. Burial followed in Fountain Grove Cemetery. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE ALFORD FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mr. Dipan Patel, age 40, of Tullahoma, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held Wednesday noon until time of services at 3 p.m.. Mr. Patel passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Bradley County, Tenn. He was born December 23, 1972 in West Bromwich, England the son of Thakorbhai Patel and Laxmiden Patel. He graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1992 and then attended Middle Tennessee State University. He was owner/operator of Baccus Fine Wines and Liquors in Tullahoma for several years. Upon the sale of Baccus, Dipan attended the Law Enforcement Training Academy at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn. He was currently employed as a corrections officer with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department. Dipan was an avid golfer and loved to fish. He was a dedicated football fan who enjoyed watching the Tennessee Titans as well as other teams. Dipan was an animal lover, especially of his three dogs, Kris, Cali and Asia. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his parents, Thakorbhai Patel and Laxmiben Patel of Manchester; three brothers, Yogesh “Yogi” Patel of Manchester; Bhaves “Bobby” Patel and wife, Lindsey Adcock Patel, of Manchester and Nilesh Patel and wife, Smita Patel, also of Manchester. In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions in memory of Dipan to 5 Loaves 4 Kids, c/o Belinda Bricken, P.O. Box 597, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. DIPAN PATEL.
John Henry Ross, 95 of Longwood, Fl and Manchester, TN passed August 9, 2013. Born to William Cyrus Ross and Irene Larkin June 8, 1918 in Coleman, OK, he was married to Leona “Sis” Ross, the love of his life, for 69 years. He is preceded in death by his wife Leona and eldest son William Hauser Ross and survived by three sons, Randy, Jerry and David and one daughter, Nancy as well as nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. During his long life John worked as a welder at Spartan Aircraft, steelworker, oil rig owner/operator, ramp service agent for Eastern Air Lines and restaurant owner but is best remembered as a highly decorated reconnaissance/ fighter pilot during WWII. Flying his beloved P-38 Lightning for 96 missions over Germany and the European theater of operation he was shot down three times, once over the North Sea and survived. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. In memory contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 378 Center Point Circle, Suite 1280, Altamonte Springs, Fl, 32701
Smith, Virginia R., age 92 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on August 8, 2013 at the Manchester Health Care Center. Mrs. Smith was a retired Office Clerk with the Joseph A. Pond Diamond Merchant and was a member of the Coffee County Senior Citizens Center. She will be fondly remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother and grea-grandmother. She was born in Syracuse, New York to her parents, the late Clarence J. Countrymon and Grace A. Daley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John C. Smith and sister, Helen J. Roberts. She is survived by her son, David J. Smith and his wife Patricia of Manchester, Tenn; three grandchildren, John (Jack) Smith of Washington, DC, Laurie Godwin of Murfreesboro, Tenn and Adrianne (Andie) Mazzeo of Bronx, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren, Madeleine Moeller, Maggie Moeller, Faith Godwin, Santino Mazzeo and Josephine Smith. A private graveside service was held for the family on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Lavina Reed Mayton, age 77, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Thaddeus Ashby officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Mayton family was from 4-9 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Mayton passed away Sunday evening at her residence surrounded by her loving family, following an extended illness. Mrs. Mayton was born in Coffee County, the daughter of the late Ernest Lee and Gladys Evans Reed. Mildred attended nursing technician school at Vanderbilt University and worked at the hospital for two years. She then attended Falls Business College and began working at the Tennessee State Capital for Thomas Johnson, Executive Director of the Legislative Council Committee. Her other business experience included Commercial Credit Corporation, C & S Trading Company, and Dotson’s Electric. Mildred started a bookkeeping and tax service with her husband, “Shorty” Mayton in 1972. Mildred and her daughters, Darwyn Miller and Dana Workman, continued with the business after Shorty’s death in 1994. She was active in the community and was a member of several organizations, including Order of the Eastern Star #339, a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 3, and American Legion Auxiliary Units 78 and 43. She attended St. Paul United Methodist Church in Manchester and was also an honorary member of the Seekers Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Manchester. In addition to her parents, Mildred was also preceded in death by her husband, C.E. “Shorty” Mayton, and one sister, Camille Reed Holt. She is survived by four daughters, DeLayne Mayton (Mike) Hannah of Murfreesboro, Cathy Mayton (Mike) Huehls of Murfreesboro, Darwyn Mayton (Hal) Miller of Guntersville, AL, and Dana Mayton Workman of Manchester; nine grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two sisters, Mary Reed Honeycutt of Wilton, CT and Billie Reed Bacon of Hixson, TN, two sisters-in-law, Ruth Mayton Duncan and Phyllis Miller, both of Manchester; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to American Cancer Society’s Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, or Asbury Cemetery Fund, c/o Alta Jean Jones, 10970 Airport Road, Hillsboro, TN 37342. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE MAYTON FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mr. Myron Keith Elrod, age 61, of Manchester, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fredonia Cemetery. Visitation with the Elrod family was from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Keith passed away Monday evening at Manchester Healthcare, following a courageous battle with cancer. Keith was born in Coffee County, Tenn, the son of the late LeeRoy and Katherine Lusk Elrod. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Fredonia Church of Christ. Keith enjoyed playing music with his friends, was an avid fan of Nascar racing, and loved his dogs. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Gwyn Elrod of Manchester; one son, Shaun (April) Elrod of Manchester; two daughters, Kristi (fiancé Marcus) Elrod of La Vergne and Tracey (Mike) Trail of Hillsboro; two sisters, Marilyn Elrod of Atlanta, Ga and Bobbie Elrod of Manchester; and three grandchildren, Kelsey Elrod, Kody Elrod, and Kyle Glascoe. The family requests memorial donations be made to AseraCare Nashville, 441 Donelson Pike, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37214 or Fredonia Church of Christ, Attn: Mike Arnold, 2808 Matts Hollow Road, Manchester, TN 37355. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE ELROD FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM.
Funeral services for Mrs. Joanne Dunkin, age 80 of Manchester, were conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Manchester with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday prior to services from 2 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m.. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery in the Fernbank Community of Lamar County, Alabama. Mrs. Dunkin passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 at her residence after an extended illness surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Dunkin was born November 9, 1932 in Carrollton, Georgia the daughter of the late William Bond McLendon and Essie Walker McLendon. While growing up, she attended Roopville High School in Roopville, GA where she played center on the girl’s basketball team. On January 10, 1954 she married the love of her life, Ormond Lavern “Vern” Dunkin. Mrs. Dunkin was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. In earlier years, she and her husband loved to camp and hike. They would usually stay in a National Park enjoying the beauty in such states as Utah, Colorado and Washington just to name a few. Mrs. Dunkin was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She has been a longtime member of First Baptist Church, having joined in 1962. She loved her church family and was a member of the Friendly Messenger Bible Study Class. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Denney. Survivors include her loving, devoted husband of 60 years, O.L. “Vern” Dunkin of Hillsboro, Tenn; three children, Jan Denise Dunkin of Castle Rock, Colo., Mac Dunkin of Federal Way, Wash., and Lori Dunkin Dunn of Manchester, Tenn; two grandchildren, Rachel Dunn and David Dunn. Also surviving are three brothers, Allen McLendon and wife, Glenda of Fayetteville, Ga., Walker McLendon and wife, Teresa of Stilmore, Ga., and David McLendon and wife, Faith of Temple, Ga; and one brother-in-law, Earl Denney, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Memory Of Mrs. Dunkin to North American Missions, c/o First Baptist Church, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN 37355 or to the American Cancer Society Memorial Fund, Hope Lodge, Nashville, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. JOANNE DUNKIN