Obituaries – Feb. 26, 2014
Teal, Ray, age 78, passed away on February 21, 2014 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee. Ray worked 25 years with Coca-Cola of Tullahoma and was the owner and operator of Manchester Lawn & Land-scaping. Ray had served as an Alderman and as Vice Mayor for the City of Man-chester and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Haley Teal in 2012; daughter, Martha Teal Holt; parents, Lloyd Teal and Jewell Pearl Freeze Teal; sisters, Mildred Williams and Fay Marlow; and brothers, Riley Teal and Paul Teal. He is survived by his wife, Selma M. Henley Teal of Manchester; son, Stan R. Teal and his wife Chandra of Tullahoma; daughters, Anita Royster and her husband Ron of Manchester, Rebecca Newman and her husband Kevin of Colorado and Rhonda Winton of Manchester; sister, JoAnn T. Robinson of Missouri; brother, Coy Teal of Summitville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Teal (Rachel), Jonathon Teal (Jan), Joey Teal, Elizabeth Holt, Emma Holt, Karla Royster and Samuel Royster; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Teal and Aubree Teal; David and Linda Haley, Pat Haley and Wayne and Helen Haley; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m. Tuesday from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Ralph Hart and Brother Charles Williams officiating. Burial was at the Gnat Hill Church of Christ Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Mrs. Ruth Ann Caldwell, age 71, of Manchester, Tennessee, passed from this life on Friday, February 21, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, John Dillard Givens and Jean Lois Almond Givens. She was preceded in death by Chester Caldwell, three sisters, Mary Rigney, Daisy Wyatt, and Willie Sue Givens, and one brother, John L. Givens. She is survived by five sons, Marshall West and wife, Vicki, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Mark West and wife, Debra, of Manchester, Tennessee, Michael West and wife, Diane, of Cookeville, Ten-nessee, John Caldwell and wife, Brooxie, of Manchester, Tennessee and Jason Caldwell of Manchester, Tennessee, two sisters, Linda Payne and Susan Sain, and six brothers, Jerome Givens, Jimmy Givens, Richard Givens Donnie Givens, Bob Givens, and Frank Givens, thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Caldwell was a member of the Laurel Creek Baptist Church. Ruth’s family and friends were her life’s treasures. She cherished time sewing, decorating, and working in her flower garden. Ruth was an avid reader and enjoyed painting and playing Rook. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Roy Terry officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held 5-9 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. RUTH ANN CALDWELL.
Henley, Emma Jean Baker Henley, age 85, passed away on February 18, 2014 at her home in Hillsboro, Tennessee surrounded by her loving family. She was a homemaker and member of the Rutledge Hill Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson “Jack” Henley; son, Ronnie Andrew Henley; parents, David Silas Baker and Sally Eva Hill Baker; sisters, Aline Baker Henley and Louise Baker Partin; and brother, David Wayne Baker. She is survived by her four children, Dianna K. Trussell of Hillsboro, Ricky W. Henley of Hillsboro, Jeffery D. Henley (Patricia) of Pelham and Jennifer M. Fried (Mitchell) of Tullahoma; 12 grandchildren, Rachael Henley, Andrew Henley, Jackie Trussell, Nathan Trussell, Brian Henley, Danielle Henley, Sabrina Freeze, Nikki Nakamura, Curtis Nakamura, Sammy Fried, Sarah Fried and Michael Fried; 13 great-grandchildren, Ivan Anderson, Viktor Anderson, Kristen Smith, Stephanie Trussell, Olivia Trussell, Brandon Trussell, Shelby Trussell, Baylee Trussell, Brayden Robinson, Bradly Dalhmer, Emilee Wells, Lochlan Wells and Ethan Miles; one great-great-grandchild, Adyen Luke Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014. The funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Bob Hopkins officiating. Burial followed at the Rutledge Hill Community Church Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Farrar, Horace L., age 80 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on February 20, 2014 at the Horizon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was a retired carpenter with Sain Construction. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Edith Minor Farrar in 2012; granddaughter, Chelsea Chappell; parents, James Monroe Farrar and Becky Lu Hickerson Farrar; sister Eva Toms; and brother, Eldon Farrar. Mr. Farrar loved his family dearly and enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play ball. He sang bass in a gospel quartet and enjoyed playing and watching basketball. He is survived by his son, Kerry M. Farrar (Ginny) of Manchester; daughters, Christy R. Swanson of Manchester and Lori D. Shelton (Mark) of Manchester; two sisters, Odell Farrar Pitts of Manchester and Katherine Farrar Smith of Normandy; 10 grandchildren, Adam Seivers, Cody Seivers, Daniel Shelton, Carla Trail, Jenna Morris, Steven Shelton, Jake Farrar, Nikki Jo Sain, Raechel Eller and Rebecca Simon; 18 great-grandchildren, Elijah Seivers, Keena Seivers, Emily Seivers, Dylan Trail, Brayden Trail, Cayden Trail, Carter Trail, Emery Trail, Logan Shelton, Kasen Shelton, Destin Morris, Raleigh Parkison, Johnny Eller, Jackson Eller, Colter Simon, Carter Simon, Porter Rhoton and Neely West; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Gary Jindrak and Brother Steve Minor officiating. Burial followed at the Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Brown, Mary Miller, 91, of Hillsboro, formally of Chattanooga, passed away February 17, 2014 after a brief illness at Bailey Manor Assisted Living in Manchester. She was born July 18, 1922 in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton R. Miller and Alma Smith Miller; husband, Clyde C. Brown; and sister, Leta M. Henry. Survivors include a sister, Jean Collins of Hillsboro; two nieces, Jennifer Myers (Stuart) of Hillsboro and Barbara Coyle (Pat) of Cleveland, Tenn.; three nephews, Barry Cordell of Nashville, Bob Henry (Rosemary) of Chattanooga and Ray Henry (Karen) of Birmingham, Ala. Special great nieces, Tara (Tyler) M. McCamey and children, Aubrey and Camille; and Meredith (Aaron) M. Barnett and Palmer, and Clyde’s nieces, Doris (Gordon) Leavitt from Yakima, Wash.; and Joyce Cook (Tommy) from Nashville; and special friend, Billy Daniel of Rossville, Ga. Mary was born in Bradley County and lived on the Miller home place in McDonald. After graduating from Ooltewah High School, she married her husband of 52 years, Clyde. Mary, known as Aunt Mary to many, worked as Assistant Manager during the 50′s and 60′s at McClellan’s Department Store on Market Street in Chattanooga. When it closed, she worked in the underwriting department at Provident Life Insurance Company and retired there in July, 1987. She and Clyde were members of the East Ridge Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga where they helped with the youth ministry. After moving to Hillsboro in 1991, they became members of Hillsboro United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Builder’s Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Wom-en. Mary was a devoted Christian who lived her life exemplifying how a person should live. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will always be remembered as a loving and generous person. Vis-itation will be 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Central Funeral Home in Manchester. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church with Dr. Bob Jared officiating. Burial will be at the Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Graveside services for Mr. Hal Wrede, age 82, of Manchester, were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the family was held 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Wrede passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He was born July 20, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Harold Wrede and Minnie Wrede Nelson. In earlier years, Mr. Wrede was employed as a custom homes builder. He was an avid race car fan and even had his own business, “Race Fans Pit Stop” Motorsports Collectables for several years in Manches-ter. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tullahoma for many years. Mr. Wrede was a United States Army National Guard veteran and served from 1949 to 1959. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Donald Wrede; his wife, Marilyn Wrede and another wife Karyn Wrede, and his brother Edward Wrede. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen Wrede Smith and husband, Ryan of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a granddaughter, Katy Wrede Wells and husband, Jonathan Wells; and a great-grandson Alexander Wells; step-children Brian Matheny, Stacy Robinson, Shawn Fulton and Scott Fulton. Also surviving is a sister, Margaret Paun of Ponce-Inlet, Fla.; his mother-in-law Mary Peterson of Pontiac, Mich. and his faithful companion, Max. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Memory of Mr. Hal Wrede to your home church or favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. HAL WREDE.
Andrew Jackson Sherrill, Jr., age 89 of Brentwood, Tenn. (formerly of Estill Springs) passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Born in Louisville, Ky. and brought up at Prairie Plains in Coffee County, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson Sherrill, Sr. and Lillian Mae Phipps Sherrill. He retired after a long career with General Motors. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Tomye Henson Sherrill of Brentwood; son, Chuck Sherrill of Brentwood; daughter, Linda Kacmarcik of Norman, Okla.; sisters, Bettie Long of Euclid, Ohio and Janice (Jerry) Pickens of Boardman, Ohio; grandsons, Cameron (Valerie) Kacmarcik, Andrew M. Sherrill, Peter Sherrill and Benjamin Sherrill; and great-grandsons, Xander and Zachary Kacmarcik. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Renia Sherrill. Nashville area visitation was at the residence from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, February 23. Visitation was 12-2 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with funeral services at 2 p.m.. Pastor Joe Rutherford officiated. Interment followed at Red Hill Cemetery in Pelham. Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers. MOORE-CORTNER FUNERAL HOME, 300 1ST AVE NW, WINCHESTER, TN 37398 (931) 967-2222 WWW.MOORECORTNER.COM
Lamont, Hilma Smeak, 85 of Tullahoma, Tenn., wife of Colonel Maximilian Lamont, USAF (Retired) died February 21, 2014 at Harton Regional Medcial Center after long illnesses. She was born February 11, 1929, in Greenville, S.C., the daughter of John D. and Teresa McIntosh Smeak. She was a graduate of Greenville High School and Southern Seminary and Junior College, Buena Vista, Va. In 1946, while attending the latter, she met her husband-to-be Max while he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). In June of 1949 Max was graduated from VMI, commissioned in the Regu-lar Air Force, and married his beloved Hilma Anne. Over his 30 years of active duty she accompanied her husband on his assignments to England, Turkey, and the Panama Canal Zone, as well as several stateside bases, and the Washington, DC area. She was active and a leader in Officer’s Wives clubs and Military Wives Choral groups. She loved her home and outdoor activities. After Max’s retirement in 1979, the couple settled in Tullahoma where Hilma was active in ladies golf and the Altar Guild of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. In addition to her husband of 65 years, she is survived by her two daughters Hannah Lamont (husband Dr. William F. Messner) of Freeport, Fla.. and Hilma Irene Lamont of Greenback, Tenn.; her sister, Ethel M. Smeak of Staunton, Va.; niece, Charlotte Verrault of Spartanburg, S.C.; nephew, John M. Smeak Jr. of Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three grand nephews/nieces. Her brother, J. Milton Smeak of Greenville, S.C. preceded her in death by only two months (his wife Georgia survives). Visitation for Mrs. Lamont will be held 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 at Kilgore Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Murphy officiating. Her remains will be interred at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. For those who wish, memorial contri-butions may be made to: The Nature Conservancy: 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 or St. Mary’s Altar Guild, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 East Lincoln St. Tullahoma, TN 37388. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.