OBITUARIES – July 2, 2014
Moore, Kenneth Ray, age 65 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on June 24, 2014 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Kenneth was a design drafter with Microcraft, Inc. in Tullahoma for over 37 years and was a faithful member of the Red Hill Church of Christ. Kenneth will be fondly remembered as a loving husband and father who enjoyed horses, fishing, walking outdoors and talking with people. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late J.B. Moore and Katie E. Baugh Moore, and brother, Jackie Doyle Moore; two brother-in-laws, Gordon Townsend and Wilford Bailey, who Ken loved like a brother; and a niece Priscilla Wilder. He is survived by his loving wife, Alicea Burks Moore of Manchester, Tennessee; son, Taylor Clay Moore of Manchester, Tennessee; sisters, Shirley Townsend of Manchester, Lillian Bailey of Tullahoma and Peggy (Tom) Brandon of Man-chester; several nephews and a niece; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014. The funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday morning, June 27, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Ralph Hart of the Red Hill Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed at the Manchester City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc., 410 Allied Dr., Nashville, TN 37211-3304; the Potters Children’s Home & Family Ministries, 2350 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101; and/or India Evangelism, 10905 Hornby St., Fort Worth, TX 76108-4517. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM
Meeks, Martha Ellen Shortridge, age 88 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on June 24, 2014 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Mrs. Meeks was a faithful member of the Temple Baptist Church in Manchester. She was born in Rowe, Virginia to her parents, the late Granville Shortridge and Maudy C. Street Shortridge. She is survived by her son, Richard E. Shortridge of Manchester; daughter, Barbara J. Church and son-in-law, Danny Church; two grandsons, Ricky B. Shortridge and Nicholas G. Shortridge; four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Gabriella, Kyra and Grayson; sisters, Ina Mae Green, Elsie Fay and Willard Cassidy, Mary Jane and Bill Crum, Alta Irene Justice, Ola Gay and Pete Kirkland, Joyce Ann Jones and Rebecca Jean and Dave Eckhoff; brothers, Frank W. Shortridge and wife Carol and James Carl Shortridge; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014. The funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, June 28, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home in Manchester with Pastor Greg Nash of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at the Bethel Cemetery in Pelham, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Temple Baptist Church, Building Fund, Phase II, 66 Fairlane Dr., Manchester, TN 37355. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM
Rose, Iva Messick, age 80 of Beech Grove, Tennessee, passed away on June 25, 2014 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Mrs. Rose retired from the Coffee County School System after teaching for 42 years. She was a substitute teacher for seven years after retiring. She will be fondly remembered as loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dedicated teacher who was a faithful member of the Beech Grove Church of Christ and enjoyed writing, gardening, cooking, watching “Wheel of Fortune” and going to sales at Dillards. Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, the late Marion Lee Rose who passed away in 2012; parents, Grady Hall Messick and Myrtle B. Bush Messick; and sister, Nell Mason and her husband Shelton Mason. Mrs. Rose is survived by her sons, Brent L. Rose of Beech Grove, Tennessee and Brad H. Rose and his wife LuAnn of Blue Ridge, Georgia; sister, Velma Davis and her husband Dorris of the Noah, Tennessee; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; caregivers, Chris Ferrell and Lisa Waters and Lisa’s granddaughter, Destiny; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Kenneth Thomas officiating. Burial followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Mr. Ned Sheffield Holden, Jr, age 87 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Thursday, June 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. A native of Coffee County he was the son of the late Ned Sheffied Holden, Sr. and Clara Bell Holder. He was retired from George Dickel Distillery. Mr. Holden served in the United States Army as a cook. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Pauline, two daughters, Marie Wyatt of Tullahoma, LeAnna Rittenhouse of Tullahoma; three sons, Brad Holden of Tullahoma, John Holden of Lynchburg, David Holden of Lynchburg; two sisters, Ruth Howse of Greenbrier, Tennessee and Helen Holden of Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. Online condo-lences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mrs. Jorene Bradford, age 69, of Manchester, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Foy Rigney officiating. Burial followed in Zion Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro. Visitation with the family was from noon until 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bradford passed from this life on Thursday morning at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Mrs. Bradford was born in White County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Clure William and Arrie Belle Burchett Neely. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. View Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, Jorene was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rosetta Witham and Linda Faye Neely; one brother, Clure Glenn Neely; and one grandchild, Sheldan Hullett. She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Jerry Bradford of Manchester; three sons, Paul (Shelly Lucas) Hullett, Robert (Barbara) Hullett, and Joey Bradford, all of Manchester; three brothers, Randy Neely of Manchester, and Ricky and David Neely, both of Chattanooga; four sisters, Gloria Brown of Chattanooga, Brenda Malone of Manchester, Treva McHugh of North Carolina, and Reta Jones of Estill Springs; and seven grandchildren, Jackson Lucas-Hullett, Alexa Lucas-Hullett, Harrison Lucas-Hullett, Bryson Hullett, Hayden Hullett, Joey Bradford, Jr., and Jayden Bradford. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE BRADFORD FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM