Obituaries – Jan. 30, 2013
Tucker, Janice Marie, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma at the age of 65. Mrs. Tucker was born in Manchester to the late Robert and Ora Rigney Brandon. During her life, Mrs. Tucker worked as seamstress for Batesville Casket and was member of the church of Christ at Cedar Lane. She enjoyed making jewelry, loved crafts, and was a devoted grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tucker is survived by her husband, Roger Tucker of Tullahoma; three daughters, Jennifer Johnson and husband Gary, Sheila Jones and husband Charlie and Melissa Hall and husband Clint all of Tullahoma; one step-daughter, Stephanie Phillips of Manchester; one step-son, Marty Scott and wife Bonnie of Tullahoma; one sister, Joyce Trail and husband Vergil; three brothers, Robert Brandon and wife Treva, Charles Brandon, and James Brandon and wife Virginia all of Manchester; twelve grandchildren, Machelle VanReenen, Kristin Hunzicker, Brandon Johnson, Katie Jones, Scott Jones, Loren Hall, Shelby Hall, Logan Hall, Kelley Phillips, Shauna Phillips, Renee Scott, and Trey Scott; and two great grandchildren, Peyton VanReenan and Maddie Scott. Visitation for Mrs. Tucker was held Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 from 5:00-9:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home with the funeral service Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at the church of Christ at Cedar Lane at 1:00pm with Bro. Pat Allison and Bro. Steven Hovater officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Literacy Council at 510 South Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or the church of Christ at Cedar Lane. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Richard G. Ray, 77
Mr. Richard G. Ray, age 77 of Morrison, Tennessee passed away, Monday, January 21 at Harton Hospital. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Tennessee. DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Eveline Josiane Brigand Bell, 75
Funeral services for Mrs. Eveline Josiane Brigand Bell, age 75, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Kidder officiating. Burial will follow in Hurricane Cemetery in Moore County, TN. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bell passed away at her home on Sunday afternoon. Eveline Josiane Brigand Bell was born June 11, 1937 in Issoudun France to Vincent Andre and Helene Madeleine Brigand. Eveline moved to the Manchester, TN area in 1974 where she remained until she passed away at her home on January 27, 2013. Frenchie, as she was called by her co-workers, worked for Sun Drop Bottling for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, James Franklin Bell, one son, Jeffery Lynn Bell, and a grandson, Jay Chris Bell. Her survivors include four sons; James (Sherri) Bell of Manchester, John Bell of Manchester, Jerry (Ginny) Bell of Summitville, and Joel (Jessica) Bell of Hillsboro; Two daughters, Helene (Michael) Finchum of Morrison and Marline (Mike) Griffin of Manchester; Two Sisters In Laws, Joyce Hart of Manchester, and Wanda Mitchell of Tampa, Florida; One brother in Law, Roger (Juanita) Bell of Manchester and nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a number of special friends including Tony Akers, Tom Baker, Helen Avans Van Sande, Dean Anderson, and Belinda Dill. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE BELL FAMILY
Betty Jane Stevens
BRUMFIELD, Betty Jane Stevens, age 89, of Manchester, TN passed away January 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ray Brumfield and her parents, Daisy & Wirt Stevens. She is survived by her children, Susan (Bill) Pauley, Steven, & Jane (Ray) Marcrom, loving brother, Robert (Vicki) Stevens, Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Kelly (Ritchie) Pickens, Tim (Joie) Pauley, Kerri (Chad) Edwards, Laura (Lee) Camp, Lisa Brumfield, Carrie Brumfield, Catherine (Pete) Nelson, Sarah (Joe) McKamey, Samuel (Sarah Ann) Marcrom; 11 great-grandchildren. The family extends their deepest thanks & appreciation to Mother’s special friend, Helen Carroll. We also extend special thanks to Connie & Elmer Morris who took Mother to church 3 times a week. As many know, our mother loved our dad and she loved Jesus! She is with both of them today and we are forever grateful. She loved her church, New Union Church of Christ. She, like our daddy, enjoyed people. Because of their example, we have been richly blessed. Visitation was on Saturday, January 26, 5 – 8 pm at the Central Funeral Home and from 1 – 2 pm at New Union Church of Christ. The Funeral Service followed at 2 pm with Bros. Charles Williams, Steven Brumfield, Bill Pauley and Ray Marcrom officiating. Tom Marcrom served as song leader with Samuel Marcrom reading scripture and Tim Pauley leading in the closing prayer. Burial followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider contributions to Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, 104 North Spring St., Manchester, TN 37355. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN. www.centralfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Henderson Winton 93, of Tullahoma passed Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Shorter Chapel AME Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. J.A. WELTON & SON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.
Beatrice Brinkley, 91
Brinkley, Beatrice, 91, of Shelbyville, passed this life on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 1:30pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jay Pope officiating. Burial followed at rose hill memorial gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
NORTON, Mevolene, age 77 of Manchester, TN , passed away on January 25, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital in Nashville. Mrs. Norton was born in Manchester, TN to her parents, the late Homer Alexander Cooper and Clemmie Ora Davis Cooper and was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Eldridge Norton and daughter, Beverly Ann Turngren. She enjoyed watching UT football & basketball and playing basketball in her earlier years, but her greatest pleasure was to put love, laughter and happiness in other people’s hearts. She attended the Gnat Hill Church of Christ. Mrs. Norton is survived by her children, Dale Norton and his wife May of Manchester, TN and Tammie Carpenter also of Manchester, TN: sisters, Frances Crowley and Shirley Hannum both of Niles, Michigan; three grandchildren, Megan Turngren of Washington, D.C., Elijah Norton and BriAnna Norton both of Manchester, TN; special friends, Millard Carr, Londa Crowley and Cleburn Lowe; childhood friends, Junior & Christine Fletcher; and a host of loving cousins, other relatives and friends who share wonderful memories about Mevolene. Visitations will be on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Rigsby officiating. Burial will follow at the Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.
Mr. David Wayne Smith, age 58 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his residence. Graveside Services were held Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM at Maplewood Cemetery. DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Ray Rice, Sr., 92
Ray Rice, Sr, age 92, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville. Mr. Rice was born in Ripley, TN to the late Jesse Clinton Rice and Viola Hancock Rice and resident of Murfreesboro before moving to Fayetteville. He was a veteran of the US Navy and Army, a member of Beechgrove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, attended Gum Springs Baptist Church in Flintville and past Superintendent with Stewart Air Base. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie F. Rice; granddaughters, Melissa Ashby and Leslie Rice; great grandsons, Treet Ashby and Tyler Allen Short. He is survived by son, Ray Rice, Jr of Murfreesboro; daughter, Linda Sue (Randy) May of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Amy (Barry) Carlton of Estill Springs, Melody (Dave) Wilson of Murfreesboro; James T. May of Flintville; Miranda (Jason) Bolden of Athens, AL; great grandchildren Corey Womack of Tullahoma, Tucker Carlton and Tanner Carlton of Estill Springs, David Randall Wilson of Murfreesboro; Benjamin, Grace, Elijah, and Madelyn Bolden of Athens, AL; great great grandson, Ethan Short of Manchester. Visitation with the family was Monday, January 21, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Murfreesboro Funeral Home with Pastor Winfred Stayton and John Vile officiating. Burial will follow at Beechgrove Cemetery. Those wishing may send condolences online at www.murfreesborofuneralhome.com. MURFREESBORO FUNERAL HOME, 145 INNSBROOKE BLVD, MURFREESBORO, TN
Albert M. “Al” Ketcham, 93
Graveside services for Mr. Albert M. “AL” Ketcham, age 93, were conducted Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Pastor Alex Hoffner officiating. A Memorial Service was also conducted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tullahoma at 3:00 PM with Pastor Alex Hoffner officiating. Mr. Ketcham passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN. Al was born August 21, 1919 in Locust Valley, New York the son of the late Charles A. Ketcham and Hilda Johnson Ketcham. He spent most all of his adult life in New York, a fact that he was very proud of. When asked where he was from, he would often stretch out his arm and demonstrate the numerous locations he and his wife, Muriel had visited and lived. Since her death in July 2009, whenever he spoke of his loving bride, Muriel, he would always say “60 years, 10 months, 10 days, and the love story continues”. If you had the opportunity to meet Al, at some point, he would try to teach you his famous “train whistle”; however, very few accomplished this and certainly none like Al. In earlier years, he was an avid bowler, cabinet maker and at one point, a volunteer fireman. He enjoyed playing dominos and participating in the handbell choir at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was a member for over 15 years. In addition to his parents and his wife, Muriel Alice Ketcham, he is preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Blessin. Survivors include two daughters, Elise Farris and husband, Herman of Manchester; and Elaine Ketcham Caltrider and husband, Lou of Apex, NC; 5 grandchildren, Jason Laxson and wife, Tiffany; Becky Shelton and husband, Glenn; Karen Gold and husband, Phil; Eric Horton and wife, Mojan and Bryan Horton and wife, Lindsay; nine great-grandchildren; Kristen Shelton; Alexandria Shelton; Emily Shelton; Brandy Gold; Hunter Gold; Kamyar Horton; Lily Laxson; Neysan Horton and Edward Horton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church-Music Program, 705 Wilson Avenue, Tullahoma, TN 37388. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS PROUD TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF ALBERT M. “AL” KETCHAM
DUKE, Floy Shelton, age 94 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on January 25, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma. She was a homemaker and a 80 year member of the Riley Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Duke was born in Coffee County, TN to her parents, the late Carroll Farris Shelton and Carrie Virginia Anderson Shelton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edward Duke; sisters, Beatrice Duke, Dorothy Duke and Jean Wise; brothers, Sterling Shelton, Stanley Shelton, Raymond Shelton and Porter Shelton. She is survived by her son, Marvin R. Duke of Manchester, TN; brother, Aaron E. Shelton of Manchester, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Funeral Service followed at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Dwight Duckworth officiating. Burial was at the New Reddens Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME. www.centralfuneralhome.com
Joseph R. Milillo, 87
Mr. Joseph R. Milillo, age 87, of Wartrace, TN., passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, TN. Funeral services were held Friday, January 25 at 11 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Catholic with burial following at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Gary C. Mercer, 68
Funeral Services for Mr. Gary C. Mercer, age 68 of Manchester, Tennessee were conducted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the St. Mark Catholic Church with Father Stephen Klasek officiating. Gary passed from this life Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Manchester, Tennessee. Gary was born September 11, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of the late Bev Mercer and Frances Miller. He was a devoted Catholic his entire life. Gary was a giving and generous man who spent much of his life caring for others. He was a grizzly bear on the outside but a teddy bear on inside. The most important thing in his life was his family. He was a United States Air Force Veteran having served during the Vietnam era. In addition to his parents, he was greeted in heaven by his step-father, John Miller, two sisters, Shirley Cobb and Beverly Taylor, two brothers, Bud Mercer and Don Mercer. Gary is survived by his two sisters, Sally Bishop and husband, Bill of Atlanta, Georgia; and Sandy Shasteen and husband, Ed of Winchester, TN; eight nieces, nine nephews, and numerous great nieces, great nephews, and extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the St. Mark Catholic Church, Manchester, TN. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. GARY C. MERCER
Davenport, Harold Lee, 65, of Tullahoma, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home with his three daughters. Memorial services were held at Christ Community Church in Tullahoma at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Joann Tucker Hill, 63
Joann Tucker Hill, age 63, of Pelham, Tenn., departed this life on Friday, January 25, 2013, at her residence following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Bernice Brock Tucker. She was employed for many years as a supervisor at Oak Tech Glove. Ms. Joann was a Christian. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included gardening and sewing. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lena Faye Prewitt and brother, Glenn Tucker. She is survived by her Companion, Wilson Hill of Pelham, daughters; Sheila (Jerry) Walls of Decherd, Larissa (Tim) McCullough of Winchester, sons; Richard (Michelle) Hill and Eric (Amy) Hill all of Manchester. Grandchildren; Jessica Hill, Kelley Moore, Demetria Walls, Paige Matheson, Breonna McCullough, Skyler Hill, Avery Hill and Liberty Hill, and a very special niece, Angie Cruise of Decherd. Visitation for Ms. Hill was held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Saturday Evening, Jan. 26, 2013, at Grant Funeral Services. Services were scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Spencer Vanorder, officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd to conclude with a Dove Release. Online condolences may be sent at www.grantfuneralservices.net. GRANT FUNERAL SERVICES IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS. 103 PETERS ROAD, ESTILL SPRINGS, TN 37330 (931) 649-3585.
Novella Joyce Zinkon, 84
Novella Joyce Zinkon, 84, of Haines City, FL died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center from heart failure. She was born September 9, 1928 in Newcomerstown, OH, to Edgar and Clara (French) Dennis. In addition to Florida and Ohio she has also lived in Northville, Michigan and Manchester, Tennessee. She was employed with the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, was an avid golfer and 4 time Club Champion, member of the Eastern Stars White Shrine, was the Beta Sigma Phi “Girl of the Year” and “Miss Sweetheart”, Runner-up of the Coshocton, OH “Miss Sesquicentennial” in 1953 and was Methodist by faith. She had many friends and will be remembered for her golf, personality and funny “isms”, jokes, and beautiful penmanship. Mrs. Zinkon was predeceased by her parents; husband of 45 years Dr. Donald L. Zinkon, D.O.; and 3 brothers. She is survived by her son Dennis Zinkon of Haines City and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other extended family. Mrs. Zinkon requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the charity or church of your choice. Condolences may be sent to oakridgefuneralcare.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY OAK RIDGE FUNERAL CARE HAINES CITY.
John H. Patterson, 66
Graveside services for Mr. John H. Patterson, age 66 of Manchester were conducted Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Mr. Patterson passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Medical Center of Manchester in Manchester TN. He was born September 12, 1946 in Cherokee, NC the son of the late Johnny Hillard Patterson, Sr., and Naomi Amburn Patterson. John was self-employed as a certified crop advisor who enjoyed working a typical farmers schedule and socializing with his many colleagues and friends. He also enjoyed deer hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Sandra enjoyed many trips traveling throughout the Caribbean. John was a decorated United States Marine Veteran having served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from active duty February 28, 1969 with the rank of Lieutenant Corporal. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Sandra H. Patterson of Manchester; two children, Dean Hatfield Patterson of Manchester; and Amy Eppes and husband Jimmy of Manchester; four grandchildren Erica Patterson, Austin Patterson, Jamison Eppes, and Ashtyn Eppes. Also surviving are two sisters, Jean Dillard and husband Cal of Copperhill, TN and Sue Deal and husband Vance also of Copperhill, TN and a brother Michael Patterson of Manchester, TN and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF JOHN H. PATTERSON.
Mr. Danny A. Pendergrass, age 50 of Winchester, Tennessee passed away, Saturday, January 19 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral Services were held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:30 PM at the Church of Restoration in Cowan. Burial followed at Cowan-Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan, Tennessee. DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Curtis Stephen Rhodes, 47
Curtis Stephen Rhodes, age 47, of Winchester, Tenn., departed this life suddenly on Monday, January 21, 2013 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later time in Keystone Heights, Fla. GRANT FUNERAL SERVICES IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS. 103 PETERS ROAD, ESTILL SPRINGS, TN 37330. (931) 649-3585.
Anna C. Fearing
Fearing, Anna C., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Services will be at a later date. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.