Obituaries – Feb. 19, 2014
Funeral services for Mr. Claude Anderson, age 87, of Beech Grove, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Farrar Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 at the funeral home. Mr. Anderson passed away at St. Thomas West in Nashville on Sun-day evening. Mr. Anderson was born in Coffee County, Tenn., the son of the late Horace and Bessie Harmon Anderson. He was a farmer his entire life and was a wonderful father, brother, grandfather and friend to many. In addition to his parents, Mr. Anderson was also preceded in death by his wife, Marie Ellen Holt Anderson, who passed away in 1993; one son, Robert Lee Anderson; and one sister, Annie Ruth Trail. He is survived by two sons, Ronnie E. Anderson and Tony N. (Carol) Anderson; two daughters, Mary E. (Billy) Majors, and Sarah A. (Richard) Felts; two brothers, Bennett and Nolan Anderson; one sister, Christine Anderson; 12 grandchildren, Martha Majors McCormick, Holly (Keith) Payne, Stanley (Jessica) Majors, Anthony (Holly) Anderson, Christy Anderson (Daniel) Logan, Carol (Randy) Musgrove, Bessie (Rob) Goodson, Candy (Josh) Harding, Kimberly (Bobby) Coble, Amanda (Shaun) Miller, Bradley (Jessica) Anderson, and Tyler Anderson; 22 great grandchildren, Kyle, Austin, and Bekah Payne, William and Kayla McCormick, Steven and Layna Anderson, Daniel III, Cheyenne, Skylar, Christyn and Caylee Logan, Hunter Musgrove, Matthew, Alyssa, and Patrick Coble, Tidus, Katie, and Shayleigh Miller, L.J. Harding, Jayleigh Anderson, and Gabriel and Dakota Goodson. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE ANDERSON FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Mr. Jimmy J. Jones, age 75 of Manchester, Tennessee passed from this life on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-seven years, Janie Lee Jones, parents, James Matthew and Maude Bell Walden Jones, one sister, Laura Mae Coffelt, and three brothers, Buck Jones, Preacher Jones, and J.B. Jones. He is survived by two daughters, Debra Sue Cotton of Downers Grove, Ill., Kathy Jane Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, two sons, James Matthew Jones and wife Tina of Manchester, Tenn., John Mark Jones and wife Maryjo of McHenry, Ill., three sisters, Thelma Jean Spry, Wilma Dean McMasters, Ruby Shelton, two brothers, William “Bill” Jones, Bill H. Jones, nine grandchildren, Matthew David Cotton, Daniel Jonathan Cotton, Andrew Curtis Walker, Austin Samuel Walker, Trevor Norman Jones, Ethan John Jones, Haley Jane Jones, Colin James Jones, and Maggie Irene Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of the Original Church of Jesus Christ. He was a faithful church member and he served as a Deacon. Jimmy was a loving and devoted husband and father. He loved people and was a generous, helping giving man. Mr. Jones had a saying that he “never met a stranger, they were just a friend that he had not met yet.” He was the founding father of the Bucket Brigade and enjoyed many times with them. Jimmy liked gospel music and enjoyed trips and traveling. In the early 1970’s he was a Sargent of the Cicero, Illinois Auxiliary Police Department. Years later he moved back to his hometown of Manchester and with his eldest son opened up their business, Banner Automotive. Since 1986 he has been fondly known as “Mr. Banner”. Mr. Jones treasured time with his grandchildren and his family. The Lord and his family were his life. Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy J. Jones were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Randy Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gar-dens, Tullahoma, Tennessee. Visitation was held 5-9 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Original Church of Jesus Christ, 4404 Murfreesboro Highway, Manchester, Tennessee 37355. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF JIMMY J. JONES.
Funeral services for Mr. Allan Vaughn “Buddy” Bruce, age 67, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, February 17, 1014 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Welker Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at Manchester Funeral Home. Mr. Bruce passed away Saturday at the United Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Mr. Bruce was born in Coffee County, Tennessee the son of the late Elbert and Lillian Barnett Bruce. He worked for 41 years at the United Regional Medical Center and loved collecting Figurines, Eagles, Coca Cola items and many other collectibles. He loved Gospel music and country music. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, James Lowell Bruce and Lee Eugene Bruce. He is survived by: two brothers, Wayne Noel Bruce (Opal) of Manchester, Elbert Henry Bruce, Jr (Phyllis) of the Shady Grove Community; sister in Law, Barbara Bruce of the New Union Community; 5 special nieces and nephews, Angela, Stephanie, Amanda, James and Tammy; special friend and boss- Jeremy Banks of McMinnville; several cous-ins and loving friends. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE BRUCE FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Dianne Lynn Tate, age 62, of Manchester, Tenn.., passed away on February 10, 2014, peacefully at her home. She was a loving wife and was best known for her enduring love for her children and grandchildren. Dianne was born in Carpentersville, Ill. and is survived by her husband Allen Tate and her five children Angel (David) Cantrell, Robert (Betsy) Tate, Rebecca (Jimbo) Tate, Melinda (Christian) Tate, and Brian Tate. She enjoyed movies, cooking, and caring for her grandchildren Jeremy, Kayla, Ethan, Brayden, Tristan Jacob, Elijah, Jaden, Caden, Brianna, and Chloe. She will be missed. Visitation with the Tate family was held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday evening, February 12, 2014 at Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com. TULLAHOMA FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. DIANNE LYNN TATE. WWW.TULLAHOMAFUNERALHOME.COM
Burns, Lee Franklin, Jr., age 90 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on February 15, 2014 at the St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Mr. Burns was a retired Electrical Engineer at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC); a WW II United States Army Veteran and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester. He was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas to his parents, the late Lee Franklin Burns, Sr. and Eunice Burns. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Norma Louise Hoggard Burns in 2010; son, Stephen Eric Burns in 2012 and brothers, Rex Burns and Larry Burns. Mr. Burns will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who enjoyed making videos, photography and gardening. He is survived by his daughter, Vicki L. Rodgers and her husband Steve of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; sister, Frances Berkey of Calif.; two granddaughters, Kristen Williams of Cheatham County, Tenn. and Kelcey Webb of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; and a host of friends. Visitation will be noon – 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Slatton, Kelly R., age 41 of Estill Springs, Tennessee, passed away on February 13, 2014 at the Medical Center of Manchester. He was born in Tampa, Florida to his parents, Ikey Slatton, Jr. and Mary Yvonne Jones Slatton of Tracy City, TN who survive. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin J. Slatton and Angel Marie Slatton; sister-in-law, Wanda G. Holder of Estill Springs, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. No local services are scheduled. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Elam, Billie Frances age 88 of Morrison, Tenn., (Shady Grove Community) died Monday, February 10, 2014. A native of Coffee County, Tenn., she was a homemaker, and a member of Shady Grove The Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents James A. and Willie Jarrell Bell and her husband of 68 years Emmett B. Elam. Survivors daughter Sandra (Ken) Blankenship, Chattanooga, Tenn., grandchildren Steve (Robin) Blankenship, Grapevine, Texas, and Kristi (Chris) Papa, Kennesaw, GA, and great-grandchildren Ashley, Jack, and Ryan Blankenship and William and Caroline Papa. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive. Funeral service was Friday, February 14, 2014, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Keith Sims, Elder Charlie Nunley, and Elder Lynn Anderson officiated. Interment followed at Shady Grove Cemetery. MCMINNVILLE FUNERAL HOME WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mr. Edward Wheeler Gold, age 90, of Tullahoma, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Keith Jarvis and Bro. Bill Jones officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation with the family was from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, at the funeral home. Mr. Gold passed away on Monday, February 10 at his residence. Mr. Gold was born in Orme, Tenn., the son of the late Andrew Holland and Zena May Barnes Gold. In earlier years, he worked at Genesco and retired as an inspector at Batesville Casket Company after 29 years of employment. Edward served his country during World War II in the 813 Tank Destroyer Battalion for the 79th Infantry Division. His service took him far from home to places including Africa, Sicily, England, France and Germany. He received the Bronze Star for administering first aid under fire, the EAME Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Award. He loved beekeeping, fishing, hunting, woodworking, making canes, gardening, flowers, and feeding his chickens. He retired as a minister at Free Will Baptist Church, and later, was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Manchester. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gold was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Nellena Ray Gold, who passed away in 2011; two brothers, Andrew “Rat” Gold and Elvis Gold; one sister, Beatrice “Boots” Perry; and a son-in-law, Jimmy Yates. He is survived by three daughters, Rita (Jim) Short of Wartrace, Faye (Rick) Stacey of Winchester, and Sherry Gold Yates (Rick) German of Tullahoma; one brother, Virgil “Chick” Gold; four sisters, Artrice Saine, Winona “Nonie” Randolph, Janice Medley, and Marlene Bice; one brother-in-law, Ulysses “Jr.” Ray; four grandchildren, Stephanie Tucker, Tonya (Thor) Walters, Derek Yates, and Lindsay (J.T.) Bogle; and five great grandchildren, Tristan and Scarlet Tucker, Haylie and Jenna Walters, and Kylie Bogle; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE GOLD FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Crawford, Kenneth Hugh, age 72, passed into rest on February 9, 2014 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee surrounded by his loving family. He retired from Batesville Casket Company in Manchester in 2006 with over 30 years of service and was a member of the Faith Free-will Baptist Church in Manchester. He was born in Woodbury, Tenn. to his parents, the late Hugh Wilson Crawford and Darsie Melinda Ten-penny Crawford. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Den-ise Sims and grandchild, Christopher Alford. Mr. Crawford is survived by his loving wife, Virgie Wilson Crawford of Manchester; children, Akenda J. Grosch (Steve) of Englewood, Tenn., Melissa L. Johnson (Ward), Toni A. Pratt (Ron), Danielle N. Hamrick all of Manchester and Gary D. Jernigan (Lynn) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brother, Walter Joe Craw-ford (Betty) of Muncie, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Grosch, Faith Wooten, Alis-sa Roberts, Kelsey John-sons, Bailey Watson, Cole Pratt, Reece Pratt, Alexis Hamrick, Yngwie Hamrick, Aryana Hamrick, Kelti Hamrick, David Jernigan, Kimberley Meador, Ashley Phillips, Clint Jernigan, Jennifer Bellamy and Gar-rett Sims; several great-grandchildren; special friends, Bill Redford and Debbie Rawn; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Stutts officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.