Obituaries – Feb. 20, 2013
Funeral services for Mrs. Vivian Elaine Alford Floyd, age 81 of Manchester will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 21 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Virgil Alford officiating. Burial will follow in the HooDoo (Wilson Chapel) Cemetery. Visitation with the Floyd family will be from 5-9 p.m., Wednesday at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Floyd passed away Saturday evening at the United Regional Hospital in Manchester. Mrs. Floyd was born in Beech Grove, Tennessee the daughter of the late M. H. and Edith Perry Alford. She worked as a CPA during her life and loved her family. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James A. Floyd who passed away in 1985, by a son, Timothy Stevens Floyd, by 4 sisters, Orene Hockett, Jean Burgess, Lois Rayburn and Juanita Alford, and by 2 brothers, Merle and Jack Alford. Mrs. Floyd is survived by: 2 sons- Terry Floyd of Nashville, Ricky Floyd of Decherd; Sisters- Betty May Hockett of Murfreesboro, Venita McGowan of McMinnville, Faye Collins of Beech Grove and Doris Alford of Beech Grove; Brothers- Virgil Alford of Beech Grove, Roy Wayne Alford, Gary Alford and Billy Alford, all of Manchester; Grandchildren- Christy Elaine Faria, Ashley Mae Floyd, Erick James Floyd, Christopher Lane Floyd, Tyler Wayne Floyd; Great Grandchildren- Elizabeth Elaine Faria, Kaden Jerimiah Floyd, Bailey Rae Floyd, Brandon Douglas Faria, Lane James Floyd, Robyn Nedea’Annesse Patterson and Mahalia Mae Pollard. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FLOYD FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM
Marie Bailey, 89
Bailey, Marie, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 89. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Bokelman, Nora Maria Sophia Oestreich, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 98. Funeral services were Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
DILLARD, Carla Marie, age 30, of Murfreesboro, TN and former Manchester, TN resident, passed away on February 14, 2013. She was a retail representative with Plated Gold, Inc. in Brentwood, TN. Carla was born in Nashville, TN to her parents, Ronald “Ron” Dillard and Marjorie Ruth Reynolds Dillard of Manchester who survive. She is also survived by her son, Maddox Blaine Thomas of Murfreesboro; three brothers, Brian Todd Dillard of Smyrna, Casey Miles Dillard of Manchester and Christopher M. Parnell of Murfreesboro; and a host of other relatives and close friends. Carla will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend to many people. She was very athletic, enjoyed sports and attended the World Outreach Church. Visitations were on Sunday evening, February 17, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. and on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The funeral service was on Monday afternoon, February 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Benny Benjamin officiating. Burial followed at the Forest Mill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the First National Bank for the “Maddox Blaine Thomas” Fund (100 W. High St., Manchester, TN 37355 and/or the Carla Dillard Funeral Service Fund (Central Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1005, Manchester, TN 37349). ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM
DUNCAN, William Lynn, age 71 of Manchester, TN, passed away on February 13, 2013 at the Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Mr. Duncan, a retired Machinist, was born in Coffee County, TN to his parents, the late John L. Duncan and Ruby Mae Hudson Duncan and was also preceded in death by his son, Daniel Duncan; sister, Shirley Louise Duncan Erwin; and brothers, Sherman Duncan and Hubert Duncan. Lynn is survived by his loving wife, Lee Ann Rutledge Duncan of Manchester, TN; sons, Steven Duncan of Washington and Timothy Duncan of Niles, Michigan; step-daughters, Patricia (Kenny) McQueen of Lavergne, TN, Sabrina Trussell and Shelley (Danny) Bassel both of Manchester, TN; four sisters, Naomi Harpole of Manchester, Barabara Ann (Bill) Neeley of Hillsboro, Sandra (Kerry) Myers of Manchester and Thelma (Mark) Rogers of Manchester; four brothers, Kenneth (Jenny) Duncan of Niles, MI, Charles (Kathy) Duncan of Manchester, Loyd (Sheila) Duncan of Lynchburg, TN and Boyd (Teresa) Duncan of Manchester; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; close friend, Robbie Landers; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service was conducted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Ralph Shrum officiating. Burial followed at the Hatchcock Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.
Bertha Lee Sain
FOSTER, Bertha Lee Sain, age 58, passed into Eternal Rest on February 14, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rutledge Falls Baptist Church. Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by her parents, the late Robert L. Sain and Aileen E. O’Dell Sain; and sister, Ginger Sain. She is survived by her loving husband, Malcolm “Mike” Foster of Manchester, TN; children, Tiffany E. Guess (Jarrod Miller) of Nashville, TN and Michael H. Foster of Florida; two sisters, Jane Holder (James) of Erwin, TN and Linda Sain (Dick Wolff) of Decherd, TN; two brothers, Robert Sain, Jr. (Letti) of Crestview, Florida and James Sain (Clarissa) of Manchester; nephews, Joseph Huffer of Estill Springs, TN and Larry Jr. Huffer of Murfreesboro, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends. VISITATION was on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The FUNERAL SERVICE was conducted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Morris officiating. BURIAL followed at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. ARRANGEMENTS WITH
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Frances Harmon, age 75 of Manchester were conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 19 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Kidder officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Harmon family was from 5-9 p.m. Monday at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Harmon passed away Friday evening at the United Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Mrs. Harmon was born in McMinnville, Tennessee the daughter of the late Richard and Noval Wheeler Madewell. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing, Nascar racing and loved to cook. She especially loved her two dogs, Boogie and Baby Girl. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, William and Wheeler Madewell. Mrs. Harmon is survived by: Her life partner, Jack Ferrell of Manchester; One Son- Steve Meadows of Hillsboro; One Daughter- Patricia Kirby and her husband Andy of Hixson, Tenn.; Three Sisters- Jean Simmons of McMinnville, Margaret White on Anderson, Indiana, Rosalee Madewell of McMinnville; Eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE HARMON FAMILY
Rev. Frank M.
The Rev. Frank M. Harmon, age 94, originally of Greene County, Tenn., passed away Friday, February 15, 2013. He was born Oct. 19, 1918 near Greeneville in Upper East Tennessee and was a graduate of Mosheim High School. He and his family attended Cedar Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he became a member in 1930.
He decided to enter the ministry in 1938 and became a member of East Tennessee Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In September of that year, he entered Bethel College (Mckenzie, Tenn.) and four years later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the spring of 1942. He then entered the Cumberland Presbyterian Seminary and after completing his study became minister of the historic Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Hendersonville, Tenn. In addition, because of the shortage of teachers during World War II, he served as a coach and teacher at Hendersonville High School and eventually married Evelyne Lucille Ralph of nearby Goodlettsville, who attended services with her family at the Beech Church. It was during this part of his early professional life that he also earned a Masters Degree in Theology from Scarrett College in Nashville. Following his Beech pastorate, he held two short-term pastorates near Dayton, Tenn., New Prospect and Cleveland. In 1949 he accepted the pastorate of the Maryville Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Knoxville. In 1952 he moved to West Tennessee after accepting the pastorate of the Dyer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which dedicated a new and highly acclaimed building before his departure in 1957. In July of that year, he accepted a call to return to Middle Tennessee as minister of the Cookeville Cumberland Presbyterian Church , where he eventually became the organizing moderator of the Murfreesboro Presbytery in 1962 and its first elected moderator in 1963. In 1964, he left Tennessee for the first and only time in his ministerial career, accepting the pastorate of the Denton Cumberland Presbyterian Church in North Central Texas, where he was twice elected to the denominational Board of Finance. In 1968, he moved his family back to Tennessee by accepting the pastorate of the Manchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which would add a new fellowship hall and steeple under his leadership.
In 1975, he moved back to East Tennessee, accepting the pastorate of the Lenoir City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which would re-locate and build a completely new building during his leadership in 1978. Also, while living at Lenoir City, he acquired property near his previous home in Manchester at Beech Grove and began building a retirement home. He moved there as presbyterial pastor for Murfreesboro Presbytery in 1978 and continued to preach on a part-time basis at both the Monteagle and Hillsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Churches through 2005. That year he retired completely due to his wife’s health and his advanced age. For the last 8 years, he has been living near his oldest son (Martin) and daughter-in-law (Sharon) in Senoia, Georgia. During that time, he served as a volunteer at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation for five years, the historic facility founded by one of his heroes, Franklin D. Roosevelt. A practicing minister of 65 years, he is survived by his two sons, Frank Martin and Dr. Harold Ralph Harmon, two grandsons, Matthew Martin and Andrew Phillip Harmon, their wives (Danielle and Jeannine), and four great-grand children. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckoon.com<http://www.mckoon.com>
His wife, Evelyne Ralph Harmon, preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank Mercer and Anne Harold Harmon, seven brothers, and two sisters. Services and interment will be Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm central time at the Mount Olive Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery near Dyer (Tenn.), where Rev. Harmon’s wife and an infant daughter are also buried. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions in his memory be made to the Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Fund, PO Box 1050, Warm Springs, GA 31830. MCKOON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY (770) 253-4580
Robert “Bob” N. Haynes, 83
Haynes, Robert “Bob” N., 83, of Tullahoma peacefully passed away Monday, February 11th, 2013 at his residence. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 16th at 2 p.m. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Hodge, Eleanor Anne, of Columbia, formerly of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at NHC Health Care in Columbia at the age of 80. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 18 at Kings Cross Church. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
Mr. Evin Drexel Knight, age 23 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Saturday February 16, 2013. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Brother James Myers officiating. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Murphy, Ruby Wheeler of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at her residence at the age of 83. Services were Friday February 15th at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Earl Perry, 83
Funeral services for Mr. Earl Perry, age 83 of Beech Grove (Hoo Doo) will be conducted at 2pm, Wednesday at the Mt. Ararat Church in the Hoo Doo Community with Rev. Virgil Alford officiating. Burial will follow in the Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10am until service time Wednesday at the church. Mr. Perry passed away Sunday evening at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mr. Perry was born in Manchester, Tennessee the son of the late Lonnie and Flossie Perry. He was retired from the steel industry in Gary, Indiana with over 30 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Perry loved farming, fishing, watching wrestling and taking care of his family. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a 2 brother, Lonnie and Horace Perry, and by a sister, Bonnie Perry. His survivors are: One sister, Doris Perry of the Hoo Doo community; Sister in Law- Audrey Louise Perry of the Hoo Doo community; Nephews- Mark (Jaymie) Perry and David Perry of Hoo Doo; Nieces- Wilma Perry, Emily Perry, Brenda Perry and Connie Perry, all of Hoo Doo; Great Nephew- Martin T. Perry of Hoo Doo. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE PERRY FAMILY
Toy D. Roberts, 91
Funeral services for Mr. Toy D. Roberts, age 91, of Manchester were conducted Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Tom Brantley and Brother Vernon Wagnoer officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Wednesday evening from 5:00PM-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Roberts passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville, TN. He was born March 5, 1921 in Cookeville, Tennessee the son of the late Charles Anderson Roberts and Elzie Mae Wilmouth Roberts. He joined the United States Army November 10, 1941 at Camp Forrest, TN. He served in several battles and campaigns under General Patton during WWII to include, Sicily, North Africa, Naples-Foggia, South France, Rhineland and Rome-Arno. He received the EAMET Service Medal, Bronze Arrowhead and the World War II Victory Medal. It was during his time spent on the banks of the Rhine River that Toy gave his heart to the Lord and became a Christian. This awakening would fuel his passion for a lifelong ministry to serve the Lord by preaching and spreading the word. He was honorably discharged November 15, 1945 at Camp Gordon, GA. Toy was employed for many years as a truck driver for both Shell and Gulf Oil Companies. He was also a farmer whose primary crop for several years was bell peppers as well as dairy farming. In later years upon retirement, Toy enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and was known to have a “green thumb”. He was a longtime member of both the American Legion and the VFW. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by spouses, Vera Harrah McBride Roberts and Mary Margaret Poland Roberts; a son, Toy Randall “Randy” Roberts; brother, Doyle Roberts and a sister, Gladys Roberts Haney. Survivors include his wife, Wauneti Miller Roberts of Dayton, Ohio; children, Dale Roberts and wife, Diane of Lebanon, TN; Roger Roberts and wife, Sabra of Panama City, FL; daughter-in-law, Becky Hall Roberts of Rockwood, TN; Lester Roberts and wife, Kellye of Manchester, TN; three sisters, Dimple Roberts Allen; Louise Roberts Mayberry and husband, Roscoe; and Rose Roberts Harris, all of Cookeville, TN and several step-children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. TOY D. ROBERTS.
Mr. Richard Macy Wright, age 90, of Manchester, TN passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Bailey Manor in Manchester, TN. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. from Meyers Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City, IA with interment following at Graceland Cemetery. Mr. Wright was a former longtime resident of Sioux City, IA. He was born June 6, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of the late Elmer Macy Wright and Petra Brown Wright. A few years after graduation from high school, Richard entered the United States Army February 23, 1943 serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged January 8, 1946 with the rank of Sgt. After the war, he was employed at a radio station in Sioux City and then began his career with KTIV-TV in 1954. He retired as a Studio Supervisor in 1987. Richard was a lifelong Ham Radio operator and also enjoyed woodworking. He was a Christian man who was devoted to his family. Upon moving to Manchester in 2005 to be closer to his daughter, he attended Christian Life Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his four children, Janice Ludvigson Wright; his second wife, Lois Murray Wright and a sister, Alice Wright Behrens. Survivors include four children, Richard Alan Wright and wife, Holly of Sioux City, IA; Cheryl Skuya and husband, Daniel of Manchester, TN; Derald Wright and wife, Audrey of Rose Hill, KS; and Cindy Phillips and husband, Jamie of Spirit Lake, IA; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Loren Behrens of Columbia, MO. Online condolences may be made to www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. RICHARD WRIGHT
Austin Leon Youngblood, 63
Youngblood, Austin Leon, 63, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness. A private funeral service will be held at a later date. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.