Obituaries – Jan. 29, 2014
Daniel, William Russell, age 85 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on January 25, 2014 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was the former owner of WMSR Radio in Manchester and was a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant serving in World War II and Korea. He was the oldest living Deacon at the Friendship Baptist Church where he was a member for over 67 years. Mr. Daniel will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his family and enjoyed woodworking and selling cars. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late John William Daniel and Bessie Lee Shelton Daniel; sisters, Mamie Ruth Fulton, Sara Nell Hickerson and Edna Mae Carter; and brothers, Preston Daniel, Drennon Daniel and Jeff Daniel. Mr. Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Anneta Shelton Daniel of Manchester, Tenn.; daughter, Linda S. Moore and her husband John of Manchester, Tenn.; brother, Wayne Daniel of Normandy, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Pittman (Shane) of Manchester, Tenn. and Patrick Moore (Katie) of Maryville, Tenn.; four great-grandchildren, Meghan Pittman, Sarah Pittman, Hallie Pittman and Hattie Jane Moore; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Elder Donald Gregory and Pastor Keith Sims officiat-ing. Burial will follow at the Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery with USAF Military Honors. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Ailene Hale, age 85, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Kidder and Bro. Phillip Swinford officiating. Burial followed in Bethany Cemetery. Visitation with the Hale family was from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Hale passed away Thursday morning at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Mrs. Hale was born in Tullahoma, Tenn., the daughter of the late Oscar Finchum, Sr. and Clara Bell Stone Finchum. She retired as a cook at J & J Restaurant after 21 years of employment. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting, and canning. She loved her family greatly. She was of the Pentecostal faith. In addition to her parents, Doris was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Elaine Hale Rains; five brothers, Oscar, Jr., Alvis Jerry, Robert Davis, James David, and Lloyd Daniel Finchum; three sisters, Mary Edith Finchum, Clara Jo Bray, and Alma Lou Nobles. She is survived by four sons, Roger Wayne (Susan) Hale and Richard Leon (Dena) Hale, both of Emporia, Kan., Marvin Dwight Hale, and Herman Eugene (Charlotte) Hale, both of Manchester; one daughter, Marcia Dianne (Mark) Boazman of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, Cloie Elizabeth Boazman, Michael Eugene Hale, Rhonda Carole Sterbenz, Ronald Kevan Espy, Regina Espy Smartt, Kelly Renee Brown, Shawn Nathan Hale, Roger Jason Hale, Tonya Renee Fletch-er, Tanner Hale, Lee Ann Gibson, and Rita Diane Thompson; several great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family requests memorial donations in Mrs. Hale’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215-3339. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home for your convenience. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE HALE FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mr. Frank Mann, age 81, of Manchester were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Mr. Mike Eaton and Mr. Steve Sullivan officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held 5-9 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Mann passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Manchester after an extended illness. He was born November 13, 1932 in New Hope, Alabama the son of the late Conrad Mann and Edna Newman Mann. Frank graduated high school in Chattanooga, Tenn. and at the age of 18 began working at NASA in Huntsville, Ala. While employed there, he was drafted by the United States Army; but Frank decided that the United States Navy was where he wanted to serve and voluntarily joined January 7, 1953. He was honorably discharged January 6, 1961. He then resumed his employment with NASA as an Engineering Technician for the next 44 years. He retired in 1987 only to be called back to NASA for a “special project” and continued on four years until his second retirement. Frank was an accomplished painter/artist, inventor and author, who recently penned and published a book “The Los Cruces Trail.” He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Alabama football fan. He also enjoyed attending the Manchester Senior Citizens Center. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-mother, Gertrude Marks; a step-sister, Mildred Yancey; two half -brothers, Jim and Glenn Mann and a half-sister, Virginia “Bootie” McCamey. Survivors include his devoted wife of 39 years, Shirley A. Mann of Manchester; an Aunt, Marcene Maxey and husband, Glen of Huntsville, Ala.; a nephew, Jimmy Mann and wife, June of Huntsville, Ala.; two nieces, Sharon Johnson and Judith Tabor both of Huntsville, Ala. and special devoted friends, Steve and Delander Sullivan and their son, Stephen all of Manchester. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONOREDTO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. FRANK MANN.
Spears, Edgar “Eddie” Collins, age 54 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away into eternal rest on January 24, 2014 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Eddie was born in Manchester, Tenn. to his mother, the late Barbara Jane Fults Spears and father, William Richard “Dick” Spears of Manchester who survives. He is also survived by his children, Matthew C. Spears of Manchester and Katherine A. Spears of Manchester; the children’s mother, Sherri Yvonne Runyan-Spears of Manchester; sister, Kim Spears of Manchester; brother, William “Jeff” Spears of Manchester; close friend, Denny Clay Weddington; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The funeral service followed at 3 p.m. on Sunday from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Danny Freeman officiating. Burial was at the Mount Carmel Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Mr. Howard Thomas Long, III, age 65 of Manchester, Tennessee passed from this life on Monday, January 20, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee surrounded by his loving family. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Thomas Long, Jr. and Peggy Whiteman Long. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Yvette Long, three sons, Nathan Long of San Antonio, Texas, Benet Paul Peloquin of Hillsboro, Tennessee, and Howard Thomas Long, IV of Picayune, Mississippi, one daughter, Candace Nichole Long of Manchester, Tennessee, four brothers, five grandchildren, and special family friends, Glenna Crawford and Samuel Be-noit. Mr. Long was of the Methodist faith. As a “Jack of All Trades”, he ran multiple businesses during the course of his working career including the trucking, construction, and rigging industries. He served his country faithfully through two tours of Vietnam. Mr. Long entered the military on November 2, 1967 and received an Honorable Discharge on February 13, 1974. In the course of his service during the Vietnam War era, he received the National Defense Service Medal, one Silver Service Star, two Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Aircraft Crewman Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Air Medal Expert Rifleman and Crew Chief. He achieved an E5 Rank. Visitation for Mr. Long was held 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel. No Memo-rial Services are scheduled. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. HOWARD THOMAS LONG, III.
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Ruth Moore Shelton, age 88, of Manchester, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dean Northcutt and Bro. Louis Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Blanton Chapel Cemetery. Visitation with the Shelton family was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Shelton passed away Tuesday afternoon at United Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Shelton was born in Coffee County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Leroy and Ludie Lusk Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Blanton Chapel Home Demonstration Club and she also cooked at various places in the county. She loved to crochet and work in ceramics. Her love for travel took her to every state in the United States. She was a member of the Blanton Chapel Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shelton was also preceded in death by one son, Daniel Wayne Shelton; one daughter, Judy Gail Shelton; one granddaughter, Jenny Lynn Shelton; and two sisters, Norma Yates and Mary Alice Moultrie. She is survived by one son, Richard Keith (Lisa) Shelton of Manchester; five daughters, Carolyn (Dickie) Vickers, Barbara (Gary) Davenport, Hope (Jimmy) Lorance, Faye (Sherman) Wiser, and Shelia (Tom) Toneff, all of Manchester; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Shelton of Manchester; one brother, Kenny Moore; one sister, Iris Dean Morford; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE SHELTON FAMILY . WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Herman Henegar, affectionately known as “Chuck”, age 49, of Morrison, were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2014 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Alan Adams officiating. In-terment followed at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held 5-9 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Henegar passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home sur-rounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his father, James Herman Henegar, maternal grandparents, Thomas and Lola Mae Johnson, paternal grandparents, B.F. and Alta Henegar, and a niece, Amelia Grace Henegar. Mr. Henegar was born in Put-nam County, Tennessee and graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 1982. He furthered his education and graduated from Motlow Community College. Mr. Henegar was an avid reader, fascinated with the Civil War Era and American History. Never meeting a stranger, Mr. Henegar was a people person and enjoyed talking with strangers that quickly became friends. One of his favorite activities was at-tending the Renaissance Festival. Hunting and fishing were also favorite past times. He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ. Mr. Henegar is survived by his loving mother, Juanita Henegar of Morrison and brother, Rick Henegar and wife, Trisha L. of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 – 1942. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. CHARLES HERMAN “CHUCK” HENEGAR.
Mrs. Loretta Marie Nip-pers, age 74, of Beech Grove, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Memorial services will be planned for a later date. Mrs. Nippers was born in Coffee County, TN, the daughter of the late Bennett and Bertha Lee Simmons Driver. She was a member of the Gossburg Community Church. She loved gardening, especially roses, loved to read, and loved family events. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Nippers was also preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Nip-pers, who died at birth; two brothers, Tom Driver and Gale Driver; and one sister, Juanita Blackburn. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, J.L. Nippers of Beech Grove; one son, Billy (Sherry) Nippers of Beech Grove; two daughters, Cindy (Jimmy) Fitch of Edna, Texas and Tamela (Donnie) Turner of Manchester; four brothers, Huey Driver of Texas, Dale, Gary, and Bill Driver, all of Murfreesboro; one sister, Faye Vaughn of Manchester; six grandchildren, Chris Fitch, Amber (Tyler) Hutfilz, Justin (Brittney) Turner, Jordan Turner, Billy Nippers, Jr., and Savannah Nippers; one great grandchild, Linkin Hutfilz and another great grandchild, Baby Hutfilz, on the way. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE NIPPERS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM