Obituaries – March 13, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:48 am

Jewel J. Hyche Cates, 90

Mrs. Jewel J. Hyche Cates, age 90 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Manchester Medical Center in Manchester, TN.  Funeral services were held Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Doyle Sherrill officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until service time. Mrs. Cates, a native of Searles, AL was the daughter of the late Ottie and Bessie Sullivan Hyche.  She was a seamstress at Tennessee Apparel Corp and a member of the Lincoln Heights Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing and working on crafts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Roy Cates who passed away in 1984 and son Benjamin O. Cates. She is survived by two sons, Gary G. Cates and his wife, Cindy, of Tullahoma and Donnie W. Cates and his wife, Mary of Wartrace; four daughters, Iris Elaine Reed and her husband, Wayne of Bell Buckle, Gail Hasty and her husband, Ronny of Estill Springs, Airi Creason and her husband, Charles of Lynchburg and Becky Reed of Manchester; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Cates of Manchester; three brothers, Alton Hyche and his wife, Joanne, Bon Hyche and his wife, Linda and Herschel Hyche and his wife, Mary, all of Brookwood, AL; two sisters, Sally Fields and her husband, Doug of Bessemer, AL and Connie Walton of Tuscaloosa, AL; 23 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN.  37421. Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. DAVES CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Wiley Glenn Duke, 79

Funeral services for Mr. Wiley Glenn Duke, age 79, of Manchester, TN, were held at noon Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Doyle Sadlier and Reverend Joe Herbert Sissom officiating; both of Cannon County, TN. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Duke passed away suddenly Friday, March 8, 2013, at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester, TN. He was born in on May 14, 1933, in Bradyville, Tennessee, to the late Joe C. Duke and Claudia Parker Duke. Mr. Duke married his loving wife, Wanda A. Duke, on October 1, 1960, and they were blessed with two children; they shared 52 wonderful years of love and companionship. He worked as a journeyman electrician for most of his life and served his country faithfully and dutifully in the Korean War. Mr. Duke was a devoted family man, always spending his time with those closest to his heart. He loved to be outside and took great pride in maintaining and working in his vegetable garden. He was an avid golf player and all-around “sports nut.” He loved to play his fiddle and enjoyed listening to bluegrass music. Mr. Duke was a Godly man who loved the Lord and celebrated his Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six brothers, Morgan Duke, Alton Duke, Ferris “Shorty” Duke, Hilton Duke, Thurston Duke, and Clayburn Duke, and four sisters, Leona Spry, Carmine Drennon, Norene Holt, and Roberta Duke. Survivors include his loving wife, Wanda Duke; two children, Lisa A. Duke Cox and husband Charles Cox of Dallas, TX, and David G. Duke of Huntsville, AL; one brother, Wendell “Bud” Duke and wife Sybil; three sisters, Jewel Christian and Glera Presley of Manchester, TN, and Lera Whittemore of Southgate, MI, and many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will be loved and missed by all. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE

THE FAMILY OF WILEY GLENN DUKE.

Onameega Frances Crosslin Trail

Duncan, 82

Onameega Frances Crosslin Trail Duncan, age 82, of Bradyville, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Woodbury Nursing Center. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment followed at Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held Saturday. Pallbearers were Terry Harmon, Eddie Trail, Joey and Jaime McPeak, Austin Trail, Chris and Alan Brown and Richie Hodge. Born in Coffee County, she was a retired dispatcher with the Cannon Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and a member of the Church of Christ. Ms. Duncan was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Grady Arnold and Floyd Crosslin Cox Nobles; husband, Glen Duncan; 2 sons, Raymond and Billy Trail and sister, Annice Ambrose. She is survived by children  David Trail of Shelbyville, Claudia Harmon of Manchester, Susan Trail and Robbie (Robert) Tate both of Woodbury, Barbara Hodge and Diana (Sammy) Barrett both of Bradyville, Linda (Johnny) Brown of Murfreesboro, Terry Cook of Idaho Falls, Idaho and Patricia (Elvin) Utley of Lake Charles, LA; two sisters:  Frankie Martin of Manchester and Becky (Woody) Hughes of Belview, Nebraska; three brothers:  Joe (Wanda) Cox and Tommy (Bobby) Cox both of Manchester and Jeff (Teresa) Cox of Hillsboro. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. WOODBURY FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

 

Barbara Jean

Keever, 76

Barbara Jean Keever, 76, of Oak Ridge, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Tennova West Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born February 6, 1937 in Spring City, TN, the daughter of William and Nellie Vittitoe Neal.  Mrs. Keever was a long-time member of Royce Baptist Church.  She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed bird watching. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Ray Clifton Keever, May 26, 2010. She is survived by sons, Ken Keever and Carol of Clinton, Alan Keever and wife Carla of Tega Cay, SC, andMerle Keever and Chris Keever, both of Oak Ridge;  daughter, Linda Keever of Clinton; grandchildren, Tracey Hershman-Weibert and husband Brad of Manchester, TN,    Chase Keever of Charleston, SC,             Mallory Keever, Kasey Keever, Rachel Keever, Alexis Keever and Matthew Keever, all of Oak  Ridge. The family received friends Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Royce Baptist Church.  The funeral followed at 7 p.m. with Rev. Mike Harbin officiating.  A graveside service was held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.  The family asks that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Second Harvest of Knoxville or the Royce Baptist Church Youth Ministry.  An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

Paul K. Parks, 85

Mr. Paul K. Parks age 85 of Pelham, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at his home. He was a son of the late Fred A. Parks and Grace Payne Parks and was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Parks; wife, Willie Mae Parks; second wife, Abbie Layne Parks. Mr. Parks was  a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Roy Swisher of Franklin, KY; step-sons, Allan, Danny and Russell Layne; brother, Fred B. “Pink”  (Billie) Parks, Monteagle; sister, Tommye Dugger, Antioch, TN; grandchildren, Thanh, Ben and Rachel; great grandchildren, Prah, Cailynn and Kai; nephews, Terry and Danny Parks; nieces, Peggy Alsup and Robin Bailey. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. The Reverend Robert Cain and family members officiated.  The family received friends 5-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial was in the Parks Family Cemetery (Warren Cemetery) in Pelham with full military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE BY CUMBERLAND FUNERAL HOME , 207 MABEE AVENUE, MONTEAGLE, TENNESSEE.

Edna Lillian

Seals Quinn, 91

Fort Wayne, IN resident (formerly of Manchester, TN) and Hamilton County, TN native Edna Lillian Seals Quinn, age 91, was born May 25, 1921 and died March 3, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness. A homemaker and member of The Bible Church of Manchester, TN she was the daughter of the late Mack and Pearl Harriett Kinser Seals. She was married to William Frank Quinn, II who preceded her in death. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Boyd Seals; two sisters, Ruby and Josephine Seals, half-sister Essie Gladson and two grandsons, John David Coe and Dwight Coe. Mrs. Quinn was loved and adored by all who knew her. She loved to read, write poetry and held a deep faith in Jesus Christ. She is survived by five children and their spouses, Joyce and L.B. Myers of Liberty, TN, Brenda and Larry Bradbury and Shirley and John Bratten both of Morrison, TN, Nita Quinn of Readyville, TN and William Frank and Kim Quinn, III of Fort Wayne, IN; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in High’s Chapel with Vernon Wagoner officiating. Burial followed in the Morrison Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at High’s.

Robison-Sekulich Carolyn Sue, 78

Robison-Sekulich, Carolyn  Sue, age 78, of Manchester, Tennessee, entered into Eternal Rest on March 10, 2013 at the Medical Center of Manchester. She was a homemaker, member of the Prairie Plains Church of Christ and had worked for several years with the Good Samaritan Program in the Manchester area. Mrs. Sekulich was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to her parents, the late Earl Blackmore and Leota June Putnam Blackmore. She was was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill R. Robison and son Michael Ray Robison. She is survived by her husband, Alex J. Sekulich of Manchester; children, Billy Robison (Elisha) of Hillsboro, TN,   Cindy Carroll (Patrick) of Redondo Beach, CA,  Chip Sekulich (Connie) of Manchester, TN,  Andy Sekulich of Hillsboro, TN,  Tony Sekulich (Anna) of Tracy City, TN and Roy Sekulich (Jeanie) of Manchester, TN; five grandchildren, Nathan Robison (Rachel) of Murfreesboro, TN,   Scott Carroll (Mary) of San Ramon, CA,  Michael Robison (Crystal) of Manchester, TN,  Amanda Willmore (Allen) of Manchester, TN  and Ashley Carroll of Redondo Beach, CA; ten step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Tuesday, March 12, 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 Bro. Chip Sekulich and Bro. Ralph Hart officiating. Burial followed at the Fredonia Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.

Elaine Sisk, 89

Funeral services for Mrs. Elaine Sisk, age 89, of Manchester were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Albert Waters officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Sisk passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Mrs. Sisk was born in Huntland, Tennessee, on March 20, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Wiley C. and Minnie Bell (Steakley) Tipps. Mrs. Sisk worked as a homemaker; outside of the home, she waitressed and was also a housekeeper. She delighted in sewing and quilting. She also enjoyed music and loved to hear Elvis Presley. Mrs. Sisk was a member of Temple Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Sisk, and one brother, Wiley L. Tipps. Mrs. Sisk is survived by three sons, Dwight Lee and wife Agnes of Decherd, Kenneth Scott and wife Linda of Estill Springs, and Michael Sisk of Manchester, one daughter, Linda Martin and husband Kenneth of Meridianville, Alabama, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren, and many family and friends. Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE

THE FAMILY OF ELAINE SISK.

Patricia “Patsy” Ruth Spears Smith, 74

SMITH, Patricia “Patsy” Ruth Spears, age 74, passed into Eternal Rest on March 5, 2013 at her home in Manchester with her loving family by her side. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Patsy was born in Manchester, TN to her parents, the late Edgar C. Spears and Martha F. Sain Spears and was also preceded in death by her son, Vanis Eugene “Gene” Smith. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many people and  who enjoyed working in her yard and raising flowers. Patsy is survived by her loving husband, Ewell V. Smith of Manchester, TN; sons, Ricky E. Smith of Nashville, TN  and  Johnny F. Smith and his wife LuAnn of Smyrna, TN; one sister, Mary Rigsby and her husband Bryce of Manchester, TN; three brothers, John Spears, Dick Spears and Danny Spears and his wife Mary all of Manchester, TN; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 12:00 p.m.  until  2:00 p.m. The Funeral Service followed on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Foster, Reverend Eugene Green and Reverend Scotty Sorrells officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.

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