Obituaries – Aug. 15, 2012

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Mary Margrette Elam Keele, 86

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Margrette Elam Keele, age 86, of Manchester, were conducted at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ralph Hart and Bro. John Bush officiating.  Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, July 31 at the funeral home.  Mrs. Keele passed away on Monday at Manchester Healthcare. Mrs. Keele was born in Coffee County, TN, the daughter of the late Luther and Eula Bowman Elam.  She was employed in meat departments at various stores for 30 years.  She attended Red Hill Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keele was also preceded in death by her husbands, J.C. Mahaffa and Raymond Keele; two sisters, Imogene Demintoff and Delois Parker; and three brothers, Lynward, Austin, and Edgar Elam.  She is survived by her daughter, Treva Bundy of the Pocahontas Community; two sons, Rayford Mahaffa of Cannon County and Michael Mahaffa of Manchester; one brother, Mervin Elam of Manchester; five grandchildren, Bradley Bundy, Bridgett Morrison, Julie Cobb, Rachel Driver, and Kelly Mahaffa; six great grandchildren, Justin Morrison, Ciera Ballinger, Layla Bundy, Taylor Driver, Madison Driver, and Korey Bundy; and one great, great grandchild, Kennedy Skye Ballinger. The family requests memorial donations to the Dusty Elam Foundation, c/o Peoples Bank & Trust Co., 1203 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN  37355. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Keele family.

Forest Ramsey

Wilson, Jr., 78

Mr. Forest Ramsey Wilson, Jr. age 78 of McMinnville, TN, died Monday, August 13, 2012, at N.H.C. Health Care in McMinnville, TN. He was born June 30, 1934, in Warren County, TN, was retired machine designer, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents Forest and Alma Bratcher Wilson. Survivors include his wife Betty Tittsworth Wilson, McMinnville, TN, daughter Vicky Wilson Spellings and husband George, Manchester, TN, grandchildren Ryan Jones, Nashville, TN, and Jonathan (Carrie) Jones, Jackson, TN, great-grandchildren Audrey, Jeremiah, and Jonathan Jones, sister Shirley (Ray) Durham, Manchester, TN, niece and nephew Shelia and Michael Durham, and brother-in-law James Tittsworth, McMinnville, TN. Funeral service is 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The Wilson Family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Larry Howard Trail, 65

Mr. Larry Howard Trail, age 65, of Manchester, passed away Wednesday morning at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Trail was born in Manchester, the son of the late George and Jewel Crosslin Trail.  He was a steelworker for Sverdrup and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.  He was a coach for the Al White Little League Baseball team for many years. In addition to his parents, Mr. Trail was also preceded in death by a sister, Susan Trail Bullard. He is survived by his two sons, Greg (Terra) Trail of Manchester and Steven Trail of Manchester; one daughter, Autumn Trail of Manchester; six siblings, Charles (Marie) Trail of Murfreesboro, Wanda (Guy) Gilley of Manchester, Geraldine (Jimmy) Turnage of Hillsboro, George (Peggy) Trail of Murfreesboro, Mike Trail of Manchester, and David (Pam) Trail of Fayetteville, NC; and two grandchildren, Libby Trail and Tyler Trail of Manchester. The family requests memorial donations be made to Riley Creek Baptist Church, c/o Robin Shelton, 310 Rhoton Road, Manchester, TN  37355. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Trail family.

Roy C. Sain, 81

Funeral services for Mr. Roy C. Sain, age 81 of Bradyville, TN were conducted Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Jim Terry officiating.  Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 PM-9:00 PM at the funeral home.  Mr. Sain passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Mufreesboro.  He was born January 2, 1931 in Coffee County, Tennessee the son of the late Jim Polk Sain and Pearl Elizabeth Gentry.  He attended Hopewell Elementary School and Coffee Manchester Central High School where he and his high school sweet heart, Leola Crosslin graduated in May of 1949.  They married August 12, 1949 and started their family shortly thereafter.  Mr. Sain was a dedicated brick mason working in Cannon, Coffee, Rutherford  and surrounding counties for over 60 years.  He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers since 1951.  Through the years, he enjoyed playing horseshoes with family and friends as well as long drives on country roads.  Roy had a love for quail hunting and baseball.  He also enjoyed visiting at Brad’s Automotive Shop to catch up on all the latest events.  Most recently, he was a member of the Coffee County Senior Center where he enjoyed playing Rook and visiting.  He attended Lumley Stand Church of Christ.  He will be forever remembered as a loving family man who was very devoted to his wife, children and extended family.  Roy especially loved his grandchildren.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Leola Crosslin Sain of Bradyville, TN; two sons, Daniel Nelson Sain and wife, Laurie of Bradyville, TN; and Barry Eugene Sain and wife, Peggy of Manchester; eight grandchildren, Brad Sain and  wife, Joni of Bradyville; Frank Sain and wife, Wendy of Colorado Springs, CO; Melanie Taylor and husband, David of Bentonville, AR; Joseph Sain of Buffalo, NY; Jason Sain of Manchester; Brent Sain and wife, Tonda of Manchester; Allison Sain Chumley and husband, Rece of Bradyville, TN; and Ashley Abellana and husband, Shaun of Morrison; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Sain and wife, Ruth of Morrison, TN and numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers be made to the Dusty Elam Foundation, c/o Peoples Bank and Trust Co. 1203 Hillsboro, Blvd., Manchester, TN  37355. Online condolences may be made at Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Roy C. Sain


Pascol Barham “Pat” Farris, 89

Farris, Pascol Barham “Pat” of Tullahoma, passed this life Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were Sunday at Kilgore Funeral Home. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

William E. McGee II, 69

McGEE, William E. II, age 69 of Manchester, TN, passed away on August 4, 2012 at the Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. He was born on November 27, 1942 in Bronxville, NY to his parents, the late William McGee and Helen Didomenico McGee. He is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Louann McGee of Manchester, TN; sister, Laura McGee Buonarobo of Stormville, NY; and a host of friends. No local services are scheduled, but a Memorial Service will be held on August 20, 2012 in Hawthorne, NY. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.

Horace “Wayne” Daniel, 81

Funeral services for Mr. Horace “Wayne” Daniel, age 81 of Manchester, were conducted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Pastor Kal Busman officiating. Burial followed at New Reddens Chapel Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Monday, August 13, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Daniel passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at Harton Hospital in Tullahoma. Mr. Daniel was born May 1, 1931 in Coffee County, the son of the late Horace K. and Bertie Haley Daniel.  He was a U. S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He was retired from AEDC where he had worked for many years as a Steam Plant Operator.  Mr. Daniel loved to hunt and fish. In addition to his parents, Mr. Daniel was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Gibbs Daniel; three brothers, Keathley, Harold and Boyd Daniel; and one step-son, Daryl Rutledge. Mr. Daniel his survived by one son, Terry Daniel and his wife, Sharon of Tullahoma; one brother, Lloyd Daniel and his wife, Oletia of Elton, Maryland; one sister, Naomi Nowlin and her husband, Kenneth of Manchester; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Chad Daniel of Tullahoma and two step grandchildren, Amber Holbert of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee and Callie Hammond of Manchester, Tennessee. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Mr. Horace “Wayne” Daniel.


James David “Jamie” Featherston, 36

Funeral services for James David “Jamie” Featherston, age 36 of Pearland, Texas, formerly longtime Manchester resident were conducted Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Benny Benjamin and Brother Pat Allison officiating.  Burial followed at Forest Mill Cemetery with Military Honors.  Jamie passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at his residence in Texas.He was born March 3, 1976 in Coffee County, TN the son of Mr. Jim Featherston and Jan Sain Featherston.  He graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 1994.  Jamie loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling.  He was a loving, devoted father and husband who loved spending time with his wife, Shannon and their two children, Kiely and David. Recently, the family moved to Pearland, Texas where he was employed with Ravago Manufacturing Americas, LLC.  He was a United States Army veteran having served as an MP. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo and Wanda Sain and Beulah and Jack Featherston. Survivors include his loving wife with whom he has spent 16 years, Shannon Renee Sherrill Featherston; two children, daughter, Kiely Renee Featherston and son,  David Caleb Featherston all of Pearland, TX;  parents, Jim and Jan Featherston of Manchester; brother, Jeffery Wayne Featherston and half- brother, Mark Humphries both of Manchester; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Brenda and Daniel Sherrill of Manchester; brother-in-law, Nathan Sherrill and wife, Brandi and sister-in-law, Jessica Sizemore and husband, Greg all of Manchester; special longtime friends, Ed North, Nathan Jones, Chuck Dodd and the Ballard cousins; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the savings accounts of David and Kiely Featherston at First National Bank of Manchester. Online condolences may be made at Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. James David “Jamie” Featherston.

Eugene Ronald

Collins, 84

Eugene Ronald Collins passed away on August 10, 2012 at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN where he had been a patient in the Community Care Unit since August 2010. He was born in Lockport, New York on November 4, 1927 to Jay Howard and Lillian Collins. His father was born in Middleport, New York and his mother in Kent, England. Gene enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 where he served seven years before changing to the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base two tours and was a Flight Instructor for ten years. He spent one year in Tula, Greenland. Gene worked in the aircraft maintenance and repair unit and achieved the rank of E-6. Upon his retirement at Chanute Air Force Base, he moved to Bartow, Florida and began working as an inside installer with the General Telephone Electronics (later became Verizon). He earned his private pilot’s license and owned a Cessna airplane which he frequently flew from Florida to Tennessee to visit family and friends. Gene earned his certification as a Ham Radio operator and volunteered his expertise during emergency situations. He retired from GTE in 1982. While in Florida, Gene earned his Associate of Arts Degree. Gene was a member of the Presbyterian Church, had been a member of the Moose Lodge and was an active member of Lodge #214 of the Masonic Lodge in Manchester. Gene and his wife, Sue, maintained homes in Florida and Tennessee splitting their time between the two homes until 1998 when they moved to Manchester full time. Gene is preceded in death by his father Jay Howard Collins, mother Lillian Collins, and daughter Patricia Collins Replogle. He is survived by wife Sue Canter Collins, daughters Beverly Collins, Mickey Lintz, and son Ronald Eugene Collins, Jr. (all from Arizona). stepdaughter Judy Whitehill-Murfreesboro, TN, stepson Roger Anderson-Greenbrier, TN, twelve grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Visitation was on Monday, August 13, 2012 from 12:00 p.m.  until 2:00 p.m. The  Masonic Service was conducted on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with Dwight Hastings officiating, followed by a Celebration of Life Service from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. with Reverend Mark Barron officiating. Interment followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Coffee County Humane Society. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.

Verna Fay Carter, 82

CARTER, Verna  Fay, age 82 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on August 9, 2012 at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was born on March 26, 1930 in Charleston, IL to her parents, the late Orland G. Hurst and Grace Hopper Hurst. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Hurst, Daniel Hurst, Kenny Hurst, Russell Hurst and Billy Hurst. She loved her family and playing Bingo with her friends at Kingwood Arms.  Mrs. Carter is survived by her loving husband, Ralph E. Carter of Manchester, TN; daughters, Pamela F. Henson of Manchester, TN and Brenda K. Herschberger and her husband Virgil of Hillsboro, TN; sons, Roger Carter and his wife Jean of Huntley, IL  and Dennis Carter of Manchester, TN; sisters, Merna M. Porter and Kenova Coppersmith; three grandchildren, Stephanie Bradford, Michele Taylor and Megan N. Padgett; two great-grandchildren, Claire Bradford and Chris Bradford; and a host of friends. Visitation was on Tuesday evening, August 14, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. A Memorial Service, to celebrate her life, followed at 7:00 p.m. with Tom Evans officiating. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Kingwood Arms Activity Fund. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.

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.

Zelma Ruth

Treadwell, 82

TREADWELL,  Zelma  Ruth, age 82, passed away on August 9, 2012 at the Bailey Manor in Manchester, Tennessee.  She was a housewife and member of the Summitville Methodist Church.  Mrs. Treadwell was born in Niles, Michigan on April 14, 1930 to her parents, the late James T. Campbell and Maude Hickerson Campbell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Braxton W.”Larry” Treadwell; son, Judd C. Treadwell; and brother, Clyde R. Campbell. She is survived by a brother, James  W. Campbell of Niles, Michigan; nieces, Pamela Heuschele (Dan) of Niles, Michigan and Terri Lane (Tom) of Kalamazoo, Michigan; special friend and caregiver, Sue Richardson (Pat) of Manchester, TN and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. A Graveside Service followed on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Reverend Darrell Day officiating. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Highland Rim Chapter, 201 West Lincoln St.,Tullahoma, TN 37388. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.

Dale Wayne Kuehler, 48

Dale Wayne Kuehler, 48, of Groom died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Memorial services were 11 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2012 at Groom United Methodist Church with the Rev. Todd Dyess officiating. Cremation & Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Mr. Kuehler was born May 30, 1964, in Wichita, Kansas to George Kuehler and Evelyn Schaffer. He grew up in a busy home with seven siblings, all of whom were brothers. He graduated from Groom High School in 1983. Six years later, on Aug. 1, 1989, Dale Kuehler married his best friend, Tammy Luneack Kuehler. Their first daughter was born that year, followed by their second daughter in 1993. Dale and wife Tammy started their business, Innovative Pest Management, also known as IPM, in 1994 and worked side by side for 18 years. He was president of the Groom Youth Summer Program and a member of the Lions Club and Groom United Methodist Church. Dale never left a room without causing someone to smile first. However, getting him to leave a room at all was a challenge for wife Tammy. He was a social bug – pun intended – and enjoyed spending time chatting with his family, friends and clients. Dale loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing. For all his many hobbies, however, his most treasured time were the day she spent with his family. Dale knew no stranger and made friends everywhere he went. His hearty jokes and big smile filled up a room each time he set foot in it. He was loved and adored by all who knew him, but he was especially loved by his family. Dale was a loving husband, business partner, and friend to wife Tammy as well as a dedicated and hard working father for his two daughters, Brittany Babcock and Haley Stanford. Dale Kuehler encouraged others by the way he lived his life. He was a simple man, one of humility and immense integrity. His life set a standard for those he encountered, a standard of excellence and a standard of morality. He believed that life was worth living, and living well, family was worth loving, and dedicating time to, and laughter was worth sharing, if it meant brightening someone’s day. He is preceded in death by father George Kuehler of Amarillo and father Leon “Bud” Schaffer of Pampa. Mr. Kuehler is survived by wife Tammy Kuehler of Groom; daughters Brittany Babcock and husband Cody Babcock of Groom and Haley Stanford and husband Clay Stanford of Fort Polk, Louisiana; his mother Evelyn Schaffer of Pampa; brothers James Kuehler and wife Sue Kuehler of Amarillo, Keith Kuehler of Austin, David Kuehler and wife Kenny Kuehler of Dallas, Bob Kuehler of Huffman, Donnie Schaffer of Dallas, Tony Schaffer and wife Shiela Schaffer of Austin, and Jerry Schaffer of Pampa; 11 nieces and nine nephews, two great-nieces and three great-nephews and one upcoming great-nephew, as well as many other beloved family members.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in memory of Dale Wayne Kuehler to the Groom Youth Summer Program, PO Box 483, Groom, TX 79039 or the Groom Lions Club, PO Box 552, Groom, Texas 79039.

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