Obituaries – August 7, 2012
James Robert Thompson, 69
Funeral services for Mr. James Robert Thompson, age 69, of Manchester, were conducted at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 5 at the funeral home. Mr. Thompson passed away Friday morning at his residence. Mr. Thompson was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late Johnny and Pearl Gray Thompson. He was retired from Carrier where he was employed in plant maintenance and was a member of Local #483 in Morrison. He enjoyed fishing and camping. In addition to his parents, Mr. Thompson was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Gracie Rose. He is survived by his wife, Betty Thompson of Manchester; three sons, James “Sonny” Thompson, Dennis (Shawnna) Thompson, and Eddie Taylor, all of Manchester; three daughters, Tina (Randy) Johnson of Manchester, Kelly (Terry) Henley and Stacey Rose (Michael Shockley), both of Hillsboro; one brother, Jacky (Sue) Thompson of Decherd; two sisters, Shirley (Ed) Walls of Decherd and Patricia (David) Arnold of Manchester; 13 grandchildren, Crystal Hill, Toshia Henley, T.J. Henley, Cody Thompson, Kayla Thompson, Kelsey Thompson, Kristen Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Eddie Lee Taylor, Leigha Taylor, Seth Rose, Mickaylee Shockley, and Nikki Harrison; and four great grandchildren, Wesley and Ethan Hill, Melaynie Pomar, and Brianna Harrison. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve theThompson family. www.manchesterfuneralhome.com
Opal Quick Green, 89
Graveside services for Mrs. Opal Quick Green, age 89, of Chattanooga, TN, were conducted at 12:00 Noon CST (1 PM Eastern) on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM (CST) on Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Green passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Mrs. Green was born in Culman, AL, the daughter of the late Jewel and Hester Henslee Quick. She grew up in Manchester, TN, where she met and married her husband and they moved to Chattanooga, where they lived for 50 years. She was a member of East Ridge Church of Christ in Chattanooga. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Green was also preceded in death by one brother, Melvin “Shorty” Quick; and one sister, O’Neal Quick Jernigan. She is survived by her faithful and loving husband of 67 years, Marvin C. Green; one daughter, Phyllis Green Hill of Kingsport, TN; one son, Bruce (Lisa) Green of Houston, TX; four grandsons, Dr. Chris (Charity) Perry of Chattanooga, TN, Michael, David and Andrew Green of Los Angeles, CA; one granddaughter, Amy Perry of Knoxville, TN; two great grandchildren, Gracie Hope and Glory Faith Perry; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. The family will also receive friends in Chattanooga on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at East Ridge Church of Christ. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Green family.
Evelyn P. “Bo” Fricks, 84
Graveside services for Evelyn P. “Bo” Fricks, age 84, of Beech Grove were conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Gnat Hill Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Hale officiating. Visitation with the family was held Thursday, August 2, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Fricks passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelbyville. Mrs. Fricks was born December 30, 1927 in Bridgeport. Alabama. She was the daughter of the late Roosevelt and Stella Brown Barnes. She loved to read and do cross-stitch. She was a member of Gethsemane Protestant Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Billy C. Fricks, who passed away in 2004. She was also preceded in death by one son, Johnny Fricks and one brother, Jack Barnes. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Schuster of Beech Grove and Judy Singleton and her husband, Paul also of Beech Grove; one son, Mickey Allen Fricks and his wife, Deborah of Bradyville; one sister Edna Johnson and her husband, Joe of Chattanooga; thirteen grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONOREDTO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. EVELYN P. “BO” FRICKS.
Deborah J. Farris, 62
Mrs. Deborah J. Farris 62, of Winchester passed Friday, August 3, 2012 at Southern TN Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Friendship Tabernacle with Minster Shiro Burnette officiating and Elder Sandy Kinslow as Eulogist. Interment Watson North Memorial Park. J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.weltonfuneralhome.com.
Miah Elizabeth Elam, 29 days
Graveside services for Miah Elizabeth Elam, age 29 days of Manchester will be conducted Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Elam Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held, Wednesday August 8, 2012 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM at the funeral home. Miah passed away Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Miah was born July 5, 2012 in Tullahoma the daughter of Davion Elam and Lindsay McCormick, both of Manchester. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, James Elam; great grandparents, Raymond Humphries and Wanda Heaton and great grandfather, Amon Junior McCormick. In addition to her parents, Miah is survived by one brother K’bren James Elam of Manchester, grandmother, Anella Heaton of Tullahoma and grandparents, Melody McCormick and Amon Chip McCormick both of Manchester; great grandparents, Paul and Mary Elam of Manchester and Kathy and Michael Phillips of Manchester and Dorothy McCormick of McMinnville; great great grandparents, Aubrey and Lorenia McGhee of Manchester and Ervin and Juanita Phillips of Briceville, Tennessee; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONOREDTO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MIAH ELIZABETH ELAM
Charles Lee “Chuck” Crosslin, Jr., 88
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Lee “Chuck” Crosslin, Jr., age 88, of Manchester were conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Alan Adams and Bro. Ron Boyles officiating. Burial followed at Gnat Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with the family was Friday 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM until time of services at the funeral home. Mr. Crosslin passed away on Wednesday, August 1st at TN State Veteran’s Home in Murfreesboro. Mr. Crosslin was born in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Charles Lee and Bertha Leola Duncan Crosslin. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. After his time in the service, he worked as a salesman for Mid-State Paper and Notion in Nashville. He later owned and operated several businesses including a nursery business in McMinnville, Chuck’s Top of the Rock Truck Stop in Monteagle and retired as owner of Crosslin Enterprises, LLC in Manchester. Mr. Crosslin was a member of Fredonia Church of Christ and most recently attended Main Street Church of Christ. He served as a Monteagle City Alderman and belonged to several associations including the NRA, VFW and Coffee County Senior Citizens. He never met a stranger and never missed an opportunity for conversation with anyone. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, reading his Bible and listening to gospel music, as well as George and Hank. He especially enjoyed playing Chinese checkers with his wife, Naomi. In addition to his parents, Mr. Crosslin was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Martin Crosslin; daughter, Lorette Crosslin Bumstead; and granddaughter, Katrina Greer Richey. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Naomi Frazier Crosslin; children, Charline Crosslin Greer, Janette Crosslin (Bobby) Bolden, Barbara Martin, Jimmy (Lynda) Martin, Tresa Crosslin, Stephanie Crosslin; siblings, O.D. (Alta) Crosslin, Clyde Aaron Crosslin, Leola (Roy) Sain, Betty Jo (Ewin L.) Rigney; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jimmy Martin, Dan Sain, Barry Sain, David Rigney, Mike Crosslin, and Kevin Crosslin with honorary pallbearers being O.D. Crosslin, Clyde Aaron Crosslin, Bobby Bolden, Buck Dyer, J.B. Middleton, and members of Fredonia Church of Christ. The family wishes to thank the staff of TN State Veteran’s Home for their exceptional care and comfort during Chuck’s stay. For those who wish to make donations, please send them to any chapter of the VFW or to Fredonia Church of Christ. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crosslin family. www.manchesterfuneralhome.com
Ollie Mae Casteel, 92
CASTEEL, Ollie Mae, age 92 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hillsboro.
She was born May 8, 1920 in Coffee County, TN to her parents, the late Emmitt Clay Brown and Claytie Muanita Baker Brown. She was also preceded in death by her
husband, General L. Casteel and granddaughter, Deborah Jo Simmons. Mrs. Casteel is survived by her son, Douglas H. Casteel and his wife Dianna of Tracy City, TN; four sisters, Burtia C. Crosslin of Tullahoma, TN, Elwanda Swinford of Winchester, TN, Wilda J. Bean of Manchester, TN and Juanita Watson of Estill Springs, TN; grandchildren,
Kim Walker, Denise Faris, Dee Patterson and Robby Wiggins; great-grandchildren, Teri Stephenson, Richey Simmons, L.D. Heavern, Holden Patterson, Ali Wiggins, Whitney Wiggins, Dusty Wiggins, Leah Stephenson and Deven Heavern; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. The Funeral Service was conducted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Bob Ruehling officiating. Burial followed at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Hillsboro, TN. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME. www.centralfuneralhome.com.
Lucius Emory L.E. Brown, Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Lucius Emory L.E. Brown, Jr. were conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Manchester City Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with the family was on Saturday, August 4 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Brown passed away at his residence in Normandy on Wednesday evening. Mr. Brown was born in Daisy, TN, son of the late Lucius Brown Sr. and Grace Copeland Brown. He joined the Air Force in 1958 and received his honorable discharge 5 years later. In 1979, he joined the Army National Guard in Tullahoma, TN. He retired in 1997, after serving a total of 25 years in the military, as Sergeant First Class from the Headquarters Detachment 30th Quartermaster Battalion. In 1982, he received The Adjutant General’s Ribbon for Valor for a rescue mission, which occurred while he was sightseeing in Colorado Springs, CO during his annual National Guard Camp in Colorado. Mr. Brown went to work at AEDC in 1962, first as a security guard and later as a Firefighter and medic. He also worked as a Firefighter for the City of Manchester in the late 1960s and remained as a volunteer for many years. He was named Volunteer of The Year in 1998. At the time of his death, he was a volunteer for the Normandy Volunteer Fire Department. He worked for more than 40 years for Lewis Auto Service as a mechanic and assistant. He was loved by all of his customers in and around the Manchester area. In addition to his parents, Mr. Brown was also preceded in death by his grandson, Aidan Brown. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Sharon J. Brown; two daughters, Suzanne (Lindsey) Garner of Greenbrier, TN and Tina (Wayne) Stephens of Manchester; one son, Daniel (Katherine) Brown of Beechgrove; four jewels in his crown, his grandchildren, Caroline Garner, Riley and Jimmy Stephens, and Liam E. Brown; five brothers and one sister, Bill (Hazel) Brown of Manchester, Linda Weaver of Estill Springs, Larry (Faye) Brown of Decherd, Harold (Deb) Brown of Hillsboro, Wayne (Vickie) Brown of Winchester, and Terry Brown of Estill Springs; and scores of nieces and nephews whom he adored. His siblings will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be both retired and present Firefighters at AEDC. Donations may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, or the Scholarship program at the First United Methodist Church in Manchester for the Preschool program (Christian Learning Center). Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brown family. www.manchesterfuneralhome.com
Letha D. York, 92
York, Letha D., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Saturday August 4th, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 92. Funeral service was Tuesday with Dr. J. Herbert Hester officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Paul Lee Vaughn, 75
Funeral services for Mr. Paul Lee Vaughn, age 75 of Manchester were conducted at 11am, Monday, August 6 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Homer Layne officiating. Burial followed in the Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation with the Vaughn family was from 5pm until 8pm, Sunday, August 5 at Manchester Funeral Home. Mr. Vaughn passed away Friday afternoon in Manchester surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in Coffee County, Tennessee the son of the late Willis and Gertrude Tenpenny Vaughn. During his life, Paul was a factory worker and also owned his own businesses which include the former Exxon Service Station on Hwy. 53 in Manchester. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tullahoma. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a brother, Emmitt Vaughn. His survivors are: His wife-Mrs. Dot Vaughn; 2 sons- Rusty Vaughn and Shane Vaughn; 1 daughter- Lisa Overman; 5 brothers, Donald (Linda) Vaughn, James (Gloria) Vaughn , Marlin (Grace) Vaughn , Billy (Brenda) Vaughn and Doug (Diane) Vaughn, and sister-in-law, Judy Vaughn; 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vaughn family. www.manchesterfuneralhome.com
Holliday-Vandergrift, Kayden Honor
Holliday-Vandergrift, Kayden Honor infant son of Nathan and Kristi Vandergrift passed away July 30, 2012. Funeral service was held in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel and burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.