Obituaries Jan. 1, 2014
Mr. Ray Thomas Arnold, age 72 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed from this life on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. and Alda Edith Hobbs Arnold, sister, Linda McAfee, and brother, Ralph D. Arnold. He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Arnold of Manchester, Tennessee, Tammy Harrington and husband Richard of Manchester, Tennessee, one sister, Carolyn Smith and the late Marvin Smith, two grandchildren, Ragen Leigh Arnold, Zane Montgomery all of Manchester, several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Mr. Arnold was of the Church of Christ Faith and he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He especially loved spending time with his beloved grandchildren. Ray was a truck driver for Batesville Casket Company for thirty years. Funeral services for Mr. Ray Thomas Arnold were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Benny Benjamin officiating. Burial followed in the Hebron Cemetery, Irving College, Tennessee. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF RAY THOMAS ARNOLD.
Mrs. Adell Colyar, age 87, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Adell was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Spencer Colyar, parents, Eugene Craig and Byrd Stanford McClung, two brothers, Daris McClung and Eastle McClung, two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Johns and Pauline McClung. Mrs. Colyar is survived by two sons, Tim Colyar and Danny Colyar, both of Tullahoma, Tennessee, two sisters, Barbara Jean Monday, Helen Ford, two grandchildren, Megan Colyar, Nichole Colyar, and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Colyar was of the Baptist faith and a faithful member of the Concord Baptist Church. She was proud to be considered a second mother to all her nieces and nephews and enjoyed being with her church family, singing, and being a loving and caring homemaker. Funeral services for Ms. Adell Colyar were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013 at Concord Baptist Church with Brother Doyle Sherrill officiating. Burial followed in the Concord Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Concord Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. ADELL COLYAR.
Creek, Theodore “Ted” Lee, age 62 of Viola, Tennessee, passed away on December 15, 2013 at the NHC Health Care Center in McMinnville, Tenn. He was a line leader welder at the Batesville Casket Company in Manchester, Tenn. where he served for over 25 years until 2003. He was a Vietnam United States Army Veteran and a member of the Church of Christ. Ted was born in Kokomo, Indiana to his parents, the late John D. Creek and Katherine G. Winton Creek. He was also preceded in death by his grandchild, Daygan Noah Lee. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy D. Good Creek of Viola, Tenn.; daughter, Amanda L. Lee and her husband Nikolas of Viola, Tenn.; son, Jon V. Creek of Viola, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Melissa Blanton, Hunter Blanton, Katy Grace Cunningham, Kyler Alexander Lee and Ella Victoria Lee all of Viola, Tenn.; special cousins, Alan Gross and Shirley Aughinbaugh; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Friday evening, December 20, 2013. The funeral service followed the visitation at 7 p.m. Friday from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brothers Eben Gilbert and Monty Childers officiating. Burial was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013. at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Viola, Tenn. with Military Honors. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth E. Spry-Hawks, age 82, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Zumbro officiating. Burial followed at Gilley Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Spry-Hawks passed away Friday afternoon at Manchester Healthcare. Mrs. Hawks was born in Coffee County, Tenn., the daughter of the late W.B. and Myrtle Lewis Spry. She was a homemaker and attended the Lumley Stand Church of Christ. Her hobbies included gardening and needlework. She also had a big heart for dogs. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Hawks; three brothers, Ellis, Oliver, and James Spry; three sisters, Mattie Belle Spry, Mary Lou Spry, and Vernia Sue Youngblood. Mrs. Hawks is survived by six nieces, two nephews, eight great nieces, seven great nephews, 11 great, great nieces, and seven great, great nephews. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Hawks requested donations be made to the Gilley Hill Cemetery Fund. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE HAWKS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Meek, Marianna, age 92 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on December 17, 2013 at the Manchester Health Care Center. Ms. Meek had worked as a Bookkeeper for the H. D. Floyd Insurance Agency in Eagleville, Tenn. before moving to Manchester in 1994 to be near her sister and her sister’s family. She will be fondly remembered as one who spent her entire life assisting other people including caring for her mother through 16 years of sickness. Her nieces and nephews looked upon her as a second mother and a playmate. She faithfully served for 56 years as the church treasurer for the Wesley Chapel UMC and the Eagleville UMC. For many years, she taught a children’s Sunday School class in Eagleville with many students, now adults, who fondly remember the years spent in her class. Ms. Meek was born in Williamson County, Tenn. to her parents, the late Charles Benjamin Meek and Jessie Virginia Elmore Meek. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Alford P. Elmore and Urbane R. Elmore; and nephew, Benjamin Allen Hullett. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Hullett of Manchester, Tenn.; niece, Gina Keasling and her husband Paul of Manchester, Tenn.; nephew, Michael Earl Hullett and his wife Jennifer of Manchester, Tenn.; great nieces and nephews, Jessie Boone of Murfreesboro, Kendall Keasling, Ben Hullett, Ashley Hullett and Phillip Hullet all of Manchester; and a host of friends. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Thursday evening, December 19, 2013. The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday morning from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Linda Tunnell officiating. Burial followed at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tenn. at 3 p.m. Friday. \In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in her memory to either the Blanton’s Chapel United Methodist Church or the Eagleville UMC where she was a member for over 46 years. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Miller, Treva Joyce, age 52 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on December 22, 2013. She was born on April 13, 1961 in McMinnville, Tenn. to her parents, the late William A. Ferrell and Jo Ann Hays Ferrell. Treva was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was an avid genealogist and attended the New Brick Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Ashley N. Hindman and her husband Andrew of Estill Springs, Tenn.; ex-husband, Bobby Brown Matlock of Hillsboro, Tenn. who took care of her during her battle with cancer; sister, Sherry Williamson of Indiana; brothers, Steve Ferrell of Altamont, Tenn., Clyde Ferrell of Florida and John S. Hays of Indiana; granddaughter, Emily Logan Hindman of Estill Springs, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be conducted at noon on January 1, 2014 at the New Brick Church of Christ with Brother Bill Williams officiating. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mr. Jesse F. Jenkins, age 72, of Beech Grove, will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Howard Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 at the funeral home. Mr. Jenkins passed away Saturday evening at Medical Center of Manchester. Mr. Jenkins was born in Clarksburg, WV, the son of the late Adron and Marie Furr Jenkins. He was a self-employed owner/operator of J & B Construction. Jesse attended St. Paul Methodist Church in Manchester and was the president of the Manchester Area Senior Citizens Center. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jenkins was also preceded in death by four brothers, Eddie, Robert, Paul, and Russell Jenkins and one sister, Margaret. He is survived by one son, Kevin Jenkins of Belvue, Tenn.; fiancé, June Dye of Beech Grove; three brothers, Larry, Perry, and Gary Jenkins; and several nieces and nephews. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE JENKINS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Jean Partin, age 62, of Hillsboro, Tenn., were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Partin passed away on Sunday afternoon at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Partin was born in Coffee County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Dan and Ruby May Galligan. She was a housekeeper for Life Care of Tullahoma and was previously employed at Eden Industries, PCA, and Viam. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, David Partin of Hillsboro; two daughters, Sheri Bennett (Charles) Luttrell and Vanessa Bennett Hill, of Coffee County; two stepdaughters, Christy Partin (Jason) Coker and Kelly Partin, of Coffee County; two brothers, Danny Galligan and Glen (Barbara) Galligan, of Coffee County; two sisters, Vivian (HB) Rogers and Shirley (Danny) Anderson, of Coffee County; five grandchildren, Shay and Kateland Luttrell, Matthew, Victoria and Valerie Hill; and one great grandchild, Sara Beth. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE PARTIN FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Victor G. Ristvedt, Jr, age 58, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013. A longtime resident of Manchester, he was preceded in death by his parents, Victor Ristvedt Sr and Ruby Dill Ristvedt. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Dr. Mark Gregory officiated. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery with full military rites. Mr. Ristvedt is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Julie Jamison Ristvedt; daughters, Catherine Johnston of North San Juan, CA and Allison Ristvedt of Murfreesboro; sister, Laura Ristvedt and brother, Mark Ristvedt and his wife Oressa all of La Vergne. Mr. Ristvedt was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a 1973 graduate of Manchester Central High School and a graduate of MTSU where he majored in Aerospace. Mr. Ristvedt was a retired Commander with the United States Navy and was a Flight Captain with Federal Express. He was an avid reader and he loved to travel. He was proud of his Norwegian heritage and his love of flying was second only to his love of family. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation was 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 615-893-5151. Online condolences can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com
Mr. Dennis P. Harmon, age 62, of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at his residence. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Maplewood Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.