Obituaries – Jan. 9, 2013
Douglas DeVaughn Harmon, 68
Mr. Douglas DeVaughn Harmon, age 68, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Visitation with the family was January 4, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. No other services are planned at this time. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE HARMON FAMILY
BROCK, John Gordon, age 70 of Beech Grove, Tennessee, passed away on January 1, 2013 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Mr. Brock was born in Willshire, Ohio to his parents, the late Johnny B. Brock and Margie L. Burks. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce A. Bailey Brock of Beech Grove, TN; sons, Vince Brock of Westville, IN, Christopher Brock of Chillicothe, OH and Nathan Brock of Beech Grove, TN; four sisters, Joyce Ingram, Sarah Overmeyer, Nellie Geirhart and Phyllis Brown all of Indiana; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Joanna R. Bailey of Beech Grove, TN;and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the Funeral Service following at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Reverend Jack Carney officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Ronald McDonald’s House or the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.
Funeral services for Ms. Vera Josephine Hibberd, age 84, of Manchester were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Hamm and Bro. Verlon Wilder officiating. Burial followed in Summitville Cemetery. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE HIBBERD FAMILY
Funeral services for Mrs. Hester Lenora Davis, age 80, of Manchester, were conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Delbert Smith officiating. Burial followed in Jernigan Hill Cemetery in Beech Grove. Visitation with the family was from 1:00 PM until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Davis passed away Thursday afternoon at Manchester Healthcare. Mrs. Davis was born in Nashville, TN, the daughter of the late Burt Dallas and Dessie Mae Moore Ferrell. She was a dispatcher at Batesville Casket Company and also worked in real estate. She enjoyed gardening, and playing many musical instruments. She was a devoted grandmother to her three grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Davis was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Vicki Michelle Davis. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 60 years, Talmadge L. “Ted” Davis of Manchester; one son, Jim (Kim) Davis of Manchester; two sisters, Mary Lou Turrentine of Manchester and Dee (John) Mann of Rockwood, TN; one brother, Burt (Gerri) Ferrell of Hillsboro, OH; three grandchildren, Justin (Jennifer) Davis of Temple, TX, Lee (Ashley) Davis of Smyrna, TN, and Lindsey Anderson of Lynchburg, TN; nieces and nephews, Sherry (Eric) Hires of Orlando, FL, Richard (Tammi) Mann of Clemmons, NC, and Jacque (Kyle) Hauth of Soddy Daisy, TN; and grand-nieces and nephews, Amy, Lori, Kristi, Christina, and Kevin. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE DAVIS FAMILY
Fred Murel Gates, 76
GATES, Fred Murel, age 76 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on January 2, 2013 at the Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Mr. Gates was born in Greenwood, Arkansas to his parents, the late William Cleo Gates and Helen Marie Porter Gates. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas David Gates, Billy Eugene Gates, Richard Gates and Sylvester Gates. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra Kay McClelland Gates of Manchester, TN; children, Leon Gates (Susan) of Altamont, TN, Freddie Gates (Sue) of Edmond, OK, Mary Collins (Robert) of Gordon, NE, Patricia Gates of Optima, OK, Robert “Bob” Gates (Virgie) of Manchester, TN, Barbara Brownell (Paul) of Agra, OK and Christina Thompson (Shad) of Lake Stevens, WA; sister, Purl M. Ramsey of Dallas, TX; four brothers, George Gates, William Gates, Charles Gates and Johnny Gates; 27 grandchildren; and 33 great & great- great grandchildren. A Memorial Service was conducted on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Life Church in Manchester with Brother Benny Benjamin officiating. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Dell Person, age 80, of Manchester were conducted Monday, January 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Manchester with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, TN. Visitation was held Sunday evening from 5:00-8:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Person passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Villages of Lake Highlands, in Dallas, TX. She was born August 6, 1932 in Yoakum, Texas the daughter of the late Eugene Herman Rice and Dora Laurette Owen Rice. She was the fifth child of seven children raised in a strong christian home. After graduation from Yoakum High School, Virginia (Ginny) went on to beauty school and learned skills that she practiced on family and friends wherever and whenever needed. After marrying, she raised five children. Ginny was always young at heart, and quite naturally set an example of a work ethic that few could match. Her main focus, in addition to her family was service in the church and she worked diligently with children, teenagers, in the choir and pulpit committees and as director of various groups. Her laughter and joy was infectious to all around her and the zest she had for new skills such as quilting, knitting or wallpapering was amazing. Family and friends just tried to keep up!! She had a unique heart to serve. Regularly bringing people into her home to get back on their feet while also having a capacity to go where needed, comfort the hurting, rescue the lost and listen to broken hearts was beyond measure. Ginny just wanted to know how she could help. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Hans Anton Person, great grandchild William Reavis and two nieces, Gena Turner and Deborah Batson. Survivors include five children, Breta Gaylene Alexander and husband, Steve of Oak View, CA; Bridget Lynette Person of Manchester, TN; Doretta Joy Little and husband, Ted of Show Low, AZ; Karen Luann Person of Dallas, TX; son, Roderick Hans Person and wife, Suzanne of Argyle, TX; twelve grandchildren; Russell Alexander, Candice Alexander, John Alexander, Paul Reavis, Jennifer Hooie, Lucas Little, Laura Loutzenheiser, Justin Little, Jacob Davis, Derek Davis, Jordan Person and Elijah Person; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Meeks “Mickey” Owen Rice of Yoakum, TX; William Eugene Rice, Tomball, TX; John Rustin Rice of Desoto, TX; and three sisters, Marion Jean Davis of Yoakum, TX; Frances Rae Liljequist of Harrison, AR; and Helen Joyce Turner of Lindale, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN 37355 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 201 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. VIRGINIA DELL PERSON.
Shukla, Rasiklal B., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 94. Funeral services were Jan. 8. in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Funeral services for Mr. Edgar Thomas Jacobs, age 73, of Manchester, were conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Underwood officiating. Burial followed in Gnat Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Monday, January 7 at the funeral home. Mr. Jacobs passed away on Sunday at Manchester Healthcare. Mr. Jacobs was born in Manchester, TN, the son of the late Ewin and Martha Jane Blackburn Jacobs. He owned and operated Circle J Dance Barn, Circle J Tree Service, Jacobs Brothers LP Gas Company and Custom Frame Shop. He was a member of Noah Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jacobs was also preceded in death by one daughter, Terri Lee Jacobs; one brother, Grady Jacobs; and one sister, Icelow Burnett. He is survived by two daughters, Shannon Jacobs (Shane) Titus of Lynchburg and Freida Lowery of Manchester; one brother, Billy Jacobs of Fayetteville; one sister, Lena Green of Manchester; and two grandchildren, Alisha Lowery and Jerri Lynn Lowery. The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; Alzheimer’s Association-Highland Rim Chapter, 201 W. Lincoln St., Tullahoma, TN 37388; or Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE JACOBS FAMILY
MILLER, Bobbye Willis, age 91 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed into Eternal Rest on January 6, 2013 at the Horizon Health Care Center with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Miller worked for many years with the Peoples Bank & Trust where she was one of the first female tellers. She was born in Coffee County, TN to her parents, the late William Blanton Willis and Dena Sain Willis. Mrs. Bobbye was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry “Red” Graham Miller; son, Harry Blanton Miller; and sisters, Anna Jean Cunningham, Nell Jernigan and Jo O’Neal Whiteaker. She enjoyed working in the fields and feeding her cattle on her family farm in the Thompson Hall community. She loved to cook and deliver numerous baked goods to the sick, shut-ins and people on their birthdays. She also enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Forest Heights Garden Club. Mrs. Bobbye was awarded the Most Patriotic Citizen for faithfully displaying her flag. Mrs. Bobbye loved to watch sports of the Tennessee Vounteers. She served her community and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester where she will be fondly remembered by the Johnson Hall Sunday School Class and the many children she attended in the nursery. Mrs. Bobbye will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, wife, aunt who instilled a good, hard work ethic and promoted always loving and giving to others with an open heart. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Miller Reed and her husband, Cliff of Murfreesboro, TN; nieces, Betty Bryan & family of Hillsboro, TN, Jane Michel & family of SC, and Ann Moretti & family of Manchester, TN; nephews, Bill Cunningham & family of Lavergne, TN, Charles O’Neal & family of Murfreesboro, TN and Bill Baker & family of Arlington, TX; special friend of the family, Greg Johnson of Tullahoma; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Rev. Neal Glass, Rev. Lee Stevenson, Rev. Billy Ray Panter and Greg Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Booneville Cemetery near Lynchburg, TN. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 105 N. Church St., Manchester, TN 37355. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.
A private family memorial service will be scheduled at a later time for Mr. Paul N. Grannemann, age 79 of Beechgrove, TN. Mr. Grannemann passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Mr. Grannemann was born November 1, 1933 in San Francisco, CA, the son of the late Nicholaus and Viola Berg Grannemann. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran. He had many occupations during his life, including farming and furniture making. He enjoyed hunting, reading and sitting on his front porch rocking. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Jackie Grannemann. Mr. Grannemann is survived by his wife, Betty Houston Grannemann of Beechgrove; two sons, George Grannemann and his wife, Vicki of Baxter, TN. and Mike Grannemann and his wife, Debbie of Palm City, FL.; two daughters, Paula Sue DeVos and her husband, Karl of Port St. Lucie, FL. And Martha Foraker and her husband, Mark of Cox Creek, KY; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Mr. Paul N. Grannemann.
“Steve” Stines, 57
Memorial services for Steven Edward “Steve” Stines, age 57 of Morrison were conducted Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Mr. Scott Whaley officiating. Visitation was held from 1:00 PM until time of services at 3:00 PM on Saturday. Mr. Stines passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Medical Center of Manchester. He was born February 11, 1955 in Winchester, Tennessee the son of the late Edward Ray Stines and Nadine Knott Stines. Steve attended Franklin County High School. He was a licensed contractor who owned and operated his own business for many years, Stines Home Maintenance and Construction. Steve was a great craftsman with his hands, and could build anything from the ground up. He enjoyed many hobbies in the outdoors including deer hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family and dogs. He loved his dogs dearly but a great passion of his was also to watch NASCAR on television, especially if it included two of the sports most beloved drivers, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Jr. Steve loved his family dearly and will be missed by all. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a half sister, Linda Commons. Survivors include his loving wife, Lea Stines of Morrison; Stepson, Lance R. Cunningham also of Morrison; a sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne Barry and husband, Michael Barry of Sewanee, TN; and a half brother, Jimmy Ray Stines of Winchester, TN and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Steve to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 1355, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or at their website, www.mccsn.org. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF STEVE EDWARD STINES.