Obituaries – Oct. 17, 2012
Douglas J. “Doug” Davis, 43
DAVIS, J. Douglas “Doug”, age 43 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on October 9, 2012 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. He was a Technician with Cubic Precision. Doug enjoyed deer hunting and practicing ball with his children, Cameron, Cade and Chase. He coached baseball, football and softball for many years. He loved the opportunity to not only coach his own children, but to touch and enrich the lives of all of the other children. Doug was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Manchester. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James “Corky” Davis and Goldie Inez Davis and maternal grandmother, Marjorie Sain Brinkley. Doug is survived by his wife, Pam Austin Davis of Manchester; children, Cameron Nicole Davis (age 15), James “Cade” Davis (age 11) and Douglas “Chase” Davis (age 11) all of Manchester; parents, James “Edward” Davis and Carol S. Davis of Manchester; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service was conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Barron officiating. BURIAL followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME. www.centralfuneralhome.com.
OWEN, Blanche “Tabby”, age 59 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on October 12, 2012. She was a Machinist with A.T.A. at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC); a member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ and the Manchester O.E.S. She was preceded in death by her son, Shawn Martin Holdaway. Mrs. Owen or “Tabby” as she was affectionately known, was born in Madison, West Virgina to her parents, Walter “Jim” Rabenstein and Dorothy Marie Doss Rabenstein of Hillsboro who survive. She is also survived by her loving husband, Roger D. Owen of Hillsboro; children, Cindy L. Rabenstein of Hillsboro, Jacki R. Whipple of Charlotte, NC, Joshua T. Owen of Nashville, TN, and David W. Holdaway of Manchester; two sisters, Rebecca Stokes of Charlestown, WV and Glenna Bond of Manchester; three grandchildren, Wesley Rabenstein of Hillsboro, Brady Whipple and Ava Whipple both of Charlotte, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Monday evening, October 15, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service following at 7:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at ALMENAH SHRINERS, P.O. Box 78545, Nashville, TN 37207. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN. www.centralfuneralhome.com.
Visitation with the family of Mr. Floyd Marshall Stevens, age 65, of Hillsboro, will be held from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. There will be no services. Mr. Stevens passed away suddenly at Medical Center of Manchester on October 8, 2012. Mr. Stevens was born in Manchester, TN, the son of the late Floyd Stevens and Arlie Mae Johnson Barnes. He was a retired heavy machine operator at Tennessee Corrections Academy. He loved doing dozer work. Being an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries while in service. He voluntarily served two tours. He was of the Nazarene faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stevens was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chad Crabtree, and special family members, Quinton and Villa Baker. He is survived by his only child, Amy (Jason) Vickers of Manchester; a longtime dog companion, “Kimo”; his girlfriend, Laney Cunningham; one brother, Michael Stevens of Tullahoma; one sister, June (R.L.) Dodd of Manchester; three grandsons, Case (Kelsey) Vickers, Nick “Pate” Vaughn, and Preston Vickers; one great granddaughter, Emery “Peanut” Vickers; with special recognition of Cason Abed and a host of family and special, close friends. Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stevens family. www.manchesterfuneralhome.com
William Robert “Billy” McCormick, 43
Funeral services for William Robert “Billy” McCormick, age 43, of Manchester were conducted Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Roy Sekulich officiating. Burial followed at Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday from 11:00 AM until time of services. Mr. McCormick passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born July 30, 1969 in Coffee County, TN the son of Mrs. Geraldine Cagle McCormick Vincent and the late William Lloyd McCormick. He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed coaching his two children in little league, softball, and traveling teams. He also loved gardening and mechanical work. In addition to his father, Billy is preceded in death by his father William Lloyd McCormick, his wife Dawn Marie Martinsen and a brother William Lloyd “Button” McCormick. In addition to his mother, Geraldine Vincent of Manchester; survivors include two loving children, Tiffany Nicole McCormick of Pensacola, FL; and Dylan Herbert Curtis McCormick of Manchester; step-father William Vincent, three sisters, Julie L. Trammell, Tammy C. Stratton and Gina L. Swoape and husband, Ralph all of Manchester; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kisa and Ron Camfield of Manchester; two sisters-in-law, Jessica Camfield of Manchester and Amber Camfield of Tullahoma; six nieces, Misty D. McCormick; Jennifer L. Trammell; Christy L. Trammell, Shirley F. Trammell; Amber R. Stratton; Jessica D. Swoape; a nephew, Joshua E. Swoape and numerous other family members, cousins and loving friends. The family requests memorial contributions be made to First National Bank, 1814 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN to assist with funeral expenses and funds for Billy’s children, Tiffany and Dylan. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Billy McCormick.
Wesley Cordell Johnson left the green fields and mountains of Coffee County on Oct. 14, 2012 to be with his lord. He was born on August 15, 1937 in the Stephenson Community to the late Claude M. Johnson and Mollie Stubblefield Johnson. A 1955 graduate of Manchester Central High School, he later spent 4 years in the US Navy with several Tours of duty on the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. He retired from the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1986 after 25 Years of service as an equipment operator in the shipping department. After retirement Wesley moved back to the Hillsboro Community and became a gentleman farmer on the Johnson family farms. Wesley, sometimes affectionately called Hoss, was known throughout the County for his gentle kidding, his quick smile, his frank but honest comments, and His “never met a stranger” attitude. For years he struggled with congestive heart failure and diabetes. He recently Was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Wesley indeed fought the good fight before succumbing to his health issues. Wesley was a member of the Hillsboro Methodist Church. Wesley is survived by two brothers, Bryce (Linda Gail) Johnson of Cedar Creek, Texas and Arlis (Sarah) Johnson of Tullahoma TN.; three nephews, Larry Johnson of Deer Park Texas, Dave Johnson of Tullahoma TN, and Steve Johnson of Lexington KY.; two nieces, Kathy Nouis of Las Vegas Nevada, and Sharon Nelius of Tullahoma TN.; and six grand nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hillsboro Methodist Church or the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday evening, October 17, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday morning, October 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Jared officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.
Brenda Driver Williams went home Wednesday, October 3. She was very active at Hazel Green United Methodist Church. She loved yard sales and was an avid bargain hunter. Brenda loved her family- especially her great granddaughters. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Woodrow Wilson Driver and Mattie Lou Milliken Driver and her husband of 50 years Gerald Williams. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Havens; her daughter Angela McGee; 2 granddaughters, Miranda Dobbins (Eric) and Malina McGee: 2 great granddaughters, Chloe and Rhylee Dobbins; 2 brothers, Jimmy Driver (Shirley) and Eugene “Tink” Driver (Judy); four brother-in-laws, including Jackie Williams (Emma); and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation and services were Friday October 5 at Hazel Green United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Huntsville, AL.