Obituaries Oct. 2
Mrs. Frances S. Bragg Binns, age 88, of Manchester, Tennessee passed from this life on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma surrounded by those that loved her. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Henry Bragg and Lucille Ferrell Bragg Gibson, a son, Thomas A. Binns, two sisters, Dorothy Bragg, Marie Luttrell, two brothers, James Bragg, and Sonny Gibson.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Jim Binns, two daughters, Laura Anne Johns and husband Darrell of Cookeville, Mary Kathryn Jones and Doug Hise of Shelbyville, one son, William A. Binns and wife Bridgett of Nashville, three grandchildren, David Allen Stone, Carrie Denise Duke, Tracy Abbott, and eight great grandchildren.
Mrs. Binns was a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester. She supported the children’s programs and enjoyed worshipping and fellowship. Frances was involved in many community activities including sports, girls’ softball, girl scouts, and traveled with the Wesley Wanderers. She volunteered with the Department of Human Services for many years and enjoyed gardening and sharing her plants with others. Community involvement and children’s programs were dear to her and she loved being involved and volunteering. Mrs. Binns was a secretary with the school system and several local businesses during her working career.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Binns will be conducted on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 12 Noon at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Randy Brown officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon the time of the service at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel in Manchester. Mrs. Binns service will be followed by cremation.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Methodist Women’s Group or the Children’s Department of First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Bobby Frank Sain
Graveside services for Mr. Bobby Frank Sain, age 81 of Manchester will be conducted at 10:30am, Wednesday, October 2 at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Viola with Rev. Randy Brown officiating. Visitation with the Sain family will from 5pm until 8pm, Tuesday, October 1 at Manchester Funeral Home. Mr. Sain passed away Sunday morning at his home.
Mr. Sain was born in Viola, Tennessee the son of the late Oris and Clayta Speck Sain. He was retired as a Supervisor at AEDC and was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Sain was a veteran of the US Navy. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Joe, James Murray and Charles Haskell Sain, and by a sister who died in infancy, Marguerite Sain. Mr. Sain is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mrs. Jeanne Wallace Sain of Manchester, 2 daughters- Amy (Mark) Paganelli of Maryville, Tennessee, Mary Lynn (Chris) Woodruff of Franklin, Tennessee, 2 brothers- Howard (Dorothy) Sain of Knoxville, Tennessee, William (Carol) Sain of Panama City, Florida, 1 sister- Mrs. Marie (Bill) Moss of Birmingham, Alabama, 4 grandchildren- Sam and Rachel Paganelli and Liv and Charles Woodruff and several nieces and nephews.
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE MEMORIAL DONATIONS, THE FAMILY SUGGESTS: The Manchester/Coffee Co. Library, 1005 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, Tn 37355 or the Public Broadcasting Service at PBS.org
MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE SAIN FAMILY www.manchesterfuneralhome.com.
Betty Jane Fetzer
Services for Mrs. Betty Jane Fetzer, age 78 of Manchester will be conducted at 2pm, Monday, September 30, graveside at the Manchester City Cemetery with Bro. Allen Adams and Bro. Horace Lee Jacobs officiating. Mrs. Fetzer passed away Friday, September 27 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Mrs. Fetzer was born in Coffee County Tennessee the daughter of the late Herb Stewart and Martha Cunningham Stewart. She was a longtime employee at Powers Jewelry in Manchester and also worked at the Hillsville Water District Office. Mrs. Fetzer was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ and also attended the Mt. View Church of Christ. She loved Tennessee Basketball, but most of all loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Ray Stewart, and by a sister Helen Comer. Mrs. Fetzer is survived by: Her husband of 59 years, Houston M. “Buddy” Fetzer of Manchester, Daughter, Vicki Lufkin and her husband Walter of Murfreesboro, two Grandchildren, Mandy Lufkin Barrett and her husband, T.J., and Megan Lufkin Glover and her husband Kevin and 4 great grandchildren, Tatum and Kingston Glover, and Jaxon and Addison Barrett.
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE MEMORIAL DONATIONS, THE FAMILY SUGGESTS: The Main Street Church of Christ or the Mt. View Church of Christ
MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FETZER FAMILY
Mr. Henry “Buddy” Sylvester Smallwood, age 81, of Manchester, Tennessee passed from this life on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Medical Center of Manchester surrounded by his loving family. Henry was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Smallwood, parents, Russell Lee and Mary Nina Hill Smallwood, sister, Mary Jo Hargis, and son Tom S. Smallwood.
He is survived by a daughter, Billie J. (B.J.) and husband Philip Randall Cox of Madison, Alabama, two sons, Henry L. “Hank” and wife Cheryl of Altamont, Tennessee, Donald P. and wife Lisa Smallwood of Harvest, Alabama, four grandchildren, Kegan Thomas Smallwood, Brianna Anney Cox, Miranda Alexandra Cox, and Christopher Lee Smallwood.
Mr. Smallwood was a member of the Forest Mill Church of Christ. He loved his church and enjoyed worshipping and fellowship. Buddy worked at AEDC for over forty years and was a land owner and farmer since 1968. He was an Air Force Veteran serving our country proudly for four years. Buddy adored his grandchildren and considered Manchester his home. His family and the Lord were his life.
Funeral Services for Mr. Henry “Buddy” Smallwood will be conducted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Chris Boyce officiating. Burial will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Coffee County Convoy of Hope P.O. Box 654, Manchester, TN 37349. The Coffee County Convoy of Hope is a community outreach program.
Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com
COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF HENRY “BUDDY” SMALLWOOD.
Vandagriff, Christine Williams, age 80, departed this life on Saturday Sept. 22, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Winchester, Tenn. She was formerly of Beech Grove, Tenn. and West Brow, Ga. She is survived by her daughters and their spouses; Lea (Ed) Frost, Sue (Ron) Rooks and Mary (Kenny) Maxwell, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Tennessee Chapter, 7625 Hamilton Park Dr., Suite 22, Chattanooga, TN 37421. GRANT FUNERAL SERVICES IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS. 103 PETERS ROAD, ESTILL SPRINGS, TN 37330. 931-649-3585.