Obituaries – Sept. 5, 2012
Ruby Dill Ristvedt, age 86, a native of Murfreesboro, passed away August 30th at the home of her daughter, Laura Ristvedt in LaVergne, TN. A 1944 Murfreesboro Central High School graduate, she attended David Lipscomb College for three years and graduated from Middle Tennessee State College in 1948. She taught High School in Ingleside, TX for two years before returning to teach in Rutherford County. Marrying her husband, “Risty”, of 51 years in 1953, she started her family in Nashville and taught at Glenview Elementary until moving to Manchester, TN in 1965. She served as the Coffee County Lunchroom Supervisor until her retirement in 1978. Besides being a loving mother and devoted wife, she served at many levels in professional organizations including President of the Manchester Business and Professional Women’s Club. She devoted much time to local charities and performed volunteer work at local schools and the Horizon Health and Rehab Center. She also taught Adult G.E.D. classes. Her Church family was very important to her. She was a faithful member of Wingate Church of Christ Nashville for nine years and of Red Hill Church of Christ Manchester for over 40 years. In recent years she was a member of Stewarts Creek Church of Christ, LaVergne. A talented cook, family historian, artist and great storyteller, she along with her sister, Idabel, could entertain the family for hours with hilarious antedotes of their lives. She had a way of putting everyone at ease and will always be remembered for her warm smile. She is preceeded in death by parents, John Elwood Dill, and Laura Ryan Dill, beloved husband Victor Gore Ristvedt Sr., infant daughter Bonnie Bell Ristvedt and sisters Idabel Dill Swafford and Mary Louise Dill. She is survived by her brother James (Marlene) Dill of Murfreesboro, Sister-in-Law Blanche Ristvedt Sandas, Merrill WI., Brother-in-Law Ralph Hies, Milwaukee, WI. daughter Laura Ristvedt of LaVergne, sons Mark (Oressa) Ristvedt of Mt. Carmel, Indiana and Victor (Julie) Ristvedt Jr. of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren Catherine Johnston, Trista Ristvedt and husband Stephen Truempy, Travis (McKinsie) Ristvedt, Allison Ristvedt, one Great Granddaughter, Riley Ristvedt, and beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ristvedt’s family would like to express their appreciation for the compassionate care of the staff from Asera Care Hospice and @Home Care. Visitation was from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home. A chapel service was on Sunday at Jennings & Ayers with Greg Vick officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery. Please leave condolences for the family at www.jenningsandayers.com Jennings & Ayers, 820 South Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422.
Bertie Steele Whitmire, 92
Whitmire, Bertie Steele, of Tullahoma, passed this life Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. She was 92. Funeral service was held Aug. 30 in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dottie M. Walden, age 92, of Manchester, were conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Buddy Leon Cornelison officiating. Burial followed in Ragsdale Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday, August 31 at the funeral home. Mrs. Walden passed away Thursday at her residence. Mrs. Walden was born in Coffee County, TN, the daughter of the late Richard Lee and Mary Gertrude Brasfield Baltimore. She was a seamstress at Eden Industries and attended the Redeemer’s House of Prayer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Carl Walden; one son, Richard Walden; two brothers, Earnest Lee Baltimore and Albert Dayton Baltimore; and two grandchildren. She is survived by one son, Ronnie Dale Walden of Manchester; two daughters, Betty (James) McCormick of Manchester and Louise (Eugene) Slatton of Hillsboro; two sisters, Iona Bell Cornelison and Emma Jane Wilhoit; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 13 great, great grandchildren. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Walden family. www.manchesterfuneralhome.com.
Milan Tucker, 64
Milan Tucker was born September 24, 1947 in Woodbury, TN to Sam Tucker and Odie Sissom Tucker. He graduated from Cannon Co. Central High School in 1966, attended the University of TN in Knoxville and served in the US Army. On May 23, 1969 he married the former Darlene Jacobs from Manchester TN. Milan was employed with Kroger, Sam’s Club, Warehouse Manager for MoorMan Feed, and co-owner of Tucker’s Swings. He was a Master Woodworker, and enjoyed participating in local craft fairs. He also enjoyed collecting Allis Chalmer tractors, meeting new people, gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and being a member of the Parsley’s Market Breakfast Club Society. Milan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Darlene Jacobs Tucker, daughter Mila (James) Davis (Eagleville) and son, Marty (Amanda) Tucker (Bradyville): Grandchildren, Brandon Koenig, Kailee and Jadyn Davis, Cayden, Toby and Rylee Tucker. Siblings include brothers: Edward (Dot) Tucker (Bradyville), Kenneth (Mickie) Tucker (Bradyville), Avery Tucker (Bradyville), and sisters: Pat (Freddie) Fann (Bradyville), Faye Elam (Murfreesboro), Regenia (Richard) Grissom (Murfreesboro) and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, Sam Tucker and Odie Sissom Tucker, Sharon Tucker (sister), and Michael Tucker (Nephew). He was a member of The Midway Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to TN Fisher House (VA) and Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro. Visitation was on Monday, September 3, 2012 at Woodbury Funeral Home from 3pm to 9pm and again on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 11am to 1pm at Woodbury Church of Christ with services beginning at 1pm. Bro. Norman Pelham, Bro. Al Bugg and Bro. Gayle Rains officiating. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery following services. Pallbearers: Les Williams, Jordan Williams, Glenn Fann, Don Lee Tucker, Greg Grissom, Heath Jacobs, Ken Tucker, Don Moore. Honorary Pallbearers: Mark Vanzant, Hank Lloyd, Jackie Gannon, Nile Young, Tom Carmouche, Billy Goodman, Robert A. Harris, Arna Smithson, Lee Cyree. Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
TEAL, Grady Paul, age 80 of Morrison , Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. He was a retired Quality Assurance Inspector wirh the Ford Motor Company. Mr. Teal was born on August 8, 1932 in Coffee County, TN to his parents, the late Loyd Teal and Jewel Freeze Teal. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Riley Teal and sisters, Faye Marlow and Mildred Williams. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Elsie Mae Floyd Teal of Morrison, TN; sons, Sidney Teal and his wife Golden of Parsons, TN and Robert Teal and his wife Penny of Shelbyville, TN; a sister, JoAnn Robinson of Missouri; two brothers, Ray Teal and Coy Teal both of Manchester, TN; three grandchildren, Grady (Jesse) Teal, Brandon Teal and Karen Mae Teal all of Shelbyville, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Sunday, September 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. The Funeral Service was conducted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home with Brother Glendon Cantrell, Sr. officiating. Burial followed at the Shady Grove Cemetery. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN. www.centralfuneralhome.com.
Stone, Jr., 76
STONE, Aaron Wright, Jr., age 76 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Stone’s loving wife, Alcena May, age 73, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, TN. The Stone’s are survived by their daughter, Regina Armstrong of Manchester, Tennessee and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 for both Mr. & Mrs. Stone from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. The Funeral Service for both Mr. & Mrs. Stone will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN. www.centralfuneralhome.com.
Aubrey Lee Spry, 80
Graveside services for Aubrey Lee Spry, 80, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Ragsdale Cemetery. Mr. Spry passed away Sunday morning at his residence. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Ruth Woody Reavis, 87
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Woody Reavis, age 87 of Manchester, were conducted Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:00 P M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bob Case officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 11 A. M. until time of the service at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Reavis passed away, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Manchester. Mrs. Reavis was born November 5, 1924 in Cleveland, Tennessee, the daughter of the late William Luther and Nancy Jane Jones Woody. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Union Church of Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and tending to her roses. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnson Paul Reavis, Jr., two sons Terry Randall Reavis and William David Reavis and step-mother Jeston Finney Woody. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Owen and her husband, Tim of Fairhope, Alabama and Paulette White and her husband, Elliot of Manchester; one brother, Jimmy Woody and his wife, Charlotte of Prescott, Arkansas; eighteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has chosen memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312; the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN. 37203 or the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN. 37421. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ruth Woody Reavis.
Jackie Gordon McBride, 61
Funeral services for Mr. Jackie Gordon McBride, age 61 of Tullahoma, were conducted Monday, September 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Horace Lee Jacobs officiating. Burial followed at Lusk Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation with the family was Sunday, September 2, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. McBride passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at Harton Hospital in Tullahoma. Mr. McBride was born July 29, 1951 in Warren County, Tennessee, the son of the late Gordon Willis and the late Mattie McBride. He was a certified welder and belonged to the Local 454 Boilermaker Union. He had worked in the Construction industry and had worked at AEDC for many years. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Mt. View Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and friends and collecting older metal toys. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Herman Allenbaugh; brother-in-law, Max Duke and great grandchild Easton Jace Norman. Mr. McBride is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Lusk McBride of Tullahoma; one son, Kenny Jernigan and his wife, Tamie of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Tina Ann Lawson and her husband, Mark of Estill Springs and Kimberly Michelle Clevenger and her husband, Damon of Tullahoma; eight grandchildren, Trey and Nikki Venable; Casey and Savanna Jernigan and Kristyn, Kimee, Nic, and Kaedin Clevenger; one sister, Evelyn G. Duke of Manchester; niece, Donna Strickland of Manchester; great niece Tracy Strickland of Manchester and great great nephew, Trey Bigsby of Manchester and numerous other family members and loving friends. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Mr. Jackie Gordon McBride.
Alfred Junior Loeffler, 87
Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Junior Loeffler, age 87, of Manchester, were conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 3, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 2 at the funeral home. Mr. Loeffler passed away on Friday morning at Harton Regional Medical Center. Mr. Loeffler was born in Petersburg, IL. He was a general foreman for Caterpillar and also was a bus driver for Coffee County Schools for 18 years, as well as worked at the Coffee County Livestock barn. In addition to his parents, Mr. Loeffler was also preceded in death by three brothers and sisters. Mr. Loeffler is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jane Clark Loeffler of Manchester; one son, Travis Loeffler of Manchester; one daughter, Debbie (Bruce) Weiman of Fisher, IL; and one granddaughter, Katie Weiman. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Loeffler family. www.manchesterfuneralhome.com
Harvey “Howard” Hamby, 74
Harvey “Howard” Hamby, age 74, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at his home. He was born November 30, 1937 in Dayton, Tennessee to the late Arley Hamby and Katherine Lucy Howard-Hamby. He was a 1956 graduate of Central High School in Manchester, Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tennessee in 1963. Howard was a Licensed Civil Engineer and worked for the state of Tennessee and for T.V.A. for over 28 years in the Foundation Design Section and also as a Civil Engineer for Sargent & Lundy. He was an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America Troop #254 for over 35years. He was the recipient of many honors including the Vigil Honor, Wood Badge and the Silver Beaver Award. He served in the Army National Reserves for 6 years including the 844thEngineering Battalion. Mr. Hamby was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church and was a founding member of Shallowford Road United Methodist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and cattle farmer. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Helen I. Hamby; one daughter, Kathy Hamby Damewood and her husband Randy of Manchester, Tennessee; two sons, Lloyd H. Hamby of Ooltewah, Tennessee; Michael Hamby and his wife Melinda of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; one sister, Mary K. Colwell and her husband Frank of Smithville, Tennessee; one brother James A Hamby and his wife Joyce of Hixson, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Lindsey Hamby, Lacey Hamby, Elizabeth Damewood, Isabelle Hamby, Emma Kate Hamby, and Harrison H. Hamby; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Valley View Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Tyner United Methodist Church with Rev. Charlie Harrison officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tyner United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts of America for their valued support as well as the countless prayers from our family, friends, and various churches during Howard’s illness. Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.