Obituaries – May 1, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:49 am

 

EADS 

Eads, James David, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at his residence at the age of 48. Funeral Services was held on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at Grace Baptist Church with Revs. Tim McGehee, Garry Irvin and his father, Howard Eads officiating.  KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

LARA

Lara, Peter Richard, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at his residence at the age of 80. Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. Friday with Father Stephen Klasek officiating. Entombment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

KIGHT

Pamela Victoria Kight 59, of Tullahoma passed Monday, April 22, 2013 at her residence.  Memorial Service was held Friday, April 26, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor Elmore Torbert, Jr officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.weltonfuneralhome.com. J.A. WELTON & SON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.

BAKER

Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Baker, age 85, of Hillsboro, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Miller, Bro. Gordon Smead, and Bro. Bill Hall officiating.  Burial followed in Prairie Plains Methodist Cemetery.  Visitation with the family was from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the funeral home.  Mr. Baker passed on to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his home in Hillsboro. Mr. Baker was born on December 8, 1927 on his family farm in Hillsboro, to his parents, the late Ruffin W. Baker and Marcia Elizabeth Mosher Baker. Curtis completed his first quarter at Tennessee Technology University before enlisting in the United States Army, with a tour of duty as a draftsman in the Philippines and Guam during World War II.  Returning to Tennessee Tech and completing his junior year, he went to work at Oatland Island, Savannah, GA for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  After graduation from Tennessee Tech, Curtis went to work as a Chemist for the Tennessee Valley Authority in the water control laboratory.  In 1956, Curtis became the third chemist hired in the chemistry lab at Arnold Air Force Base.  Curtis retired 52 years later from his chemistry career and boyhood dream. Curtis was a devoted Christian, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, and patriot.  He was always willing to help someone in need.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He was a member of the Prairie Plains Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon since 1965.  He was a member of the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge #382 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Curtis enjoyed raising cattle on his farm, as well as hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Mr. Baker was also preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his son, Mary Crystal Brandon Baker, and a sister, Callie Elizabeth Baker. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Mae Bonner Baker of Hillsboro; son, Steven Curtis (Betsy) Baker of Covington, GA; grandsons, Matt and Luke Baker, of Covington, GA; stepdaughters, Glenda Sue (Gordon) Smead of Nashville and Renee (Clyde Stephen) Matthews of Hillsboro; stepson, Gerald Bonner and fiancé, Loretta Boyd of Arlington, TN; step-granddaughters, Suzanne Smead of Nashville and Stephanie Matthews of Hillsboro; one sister, Wanda Baker Bush of Hillsboro; niece, Cynthia Bush Pellam of Hillsboro; and nephew, Freddie Bush of Hillsboro. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE BAKER FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM

NANCE

NANCE, Janet M., age 51 of Murfreesboro, TN and former Coffee County resident, passed away on April 24, 2013 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was a Registered Nurse for over 27 years and had most recently completed her education for her Doctorate of Medicine Degree. Janet was born in Joliet, Illinois to her parents, the late Mack Clinton Hatton and Dorothy May Gowan Hatton. Janet will be fondly remembered for her love of family and friends and as one who was a true “do-it-yourselfer” who enjoyed woodworking and carpentry. She is survived by her son, Matthew H. Dean of Manchester, TN; daughters, Leslie M. Dean of Glendale, Arizona and Kayse D. Keiss and her husband Beau of Hillsboro, TN; sisters, Jacqueline Raymond of Murfreesboro, TN and Jessica A. Davis (Rodney) of House, Mississippi; brother, James Otis Hatton of Evansville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Hannah LeAnne Keiss, Trevorr James Keiss and Karrah Marie Keiss; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.  until   3:00 p.m.   A Memorial Service followed at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday from the Chapel of Central  Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Campbell officiating. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

LYNN

Crystal W. Lynn, age 83 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Crystal was a retired Supervisor with PCA Apparel Industries, Inc. in Manchester and a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ. She was born in Woodbury, TN to her parents, the late William Jesse Pelham and Lily Jane Gann Pelham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Lynn; sisters, Remina Pelham Northcutt, Ozella Pelham Parker, Marcie Pelham Troup and Jean Pelham Robinson; brothers, Leburn Pelham, Jesse Pelham and Charles Lowe. She is survived by her son, Mark R. Lynn and his wife Susie of Chattanooga, TN; granddaughter, Ashley Rose Lynn of Chattanooga, TN;sister, Willie Mai Pelham Bryan of Manchester, TN; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service was conduct-ed on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Leroy Dedmon officiating. Burial was at the Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, TN. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

LEMONS

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Lorene Lemons, age 90, of Manchester will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene McCullough officiating.  Burial will follow in Summitville Cemetery.  Visitation with the family was from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Lemons passed away at her residence on Sunday evening.  Mrs. Lemons was born in Bedford County, TN, the daughter of the late Squir Henry and Birdie Jane Hillis.  She was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lemons was also preceded in death by her husband, L.T. Lemons; one son, Franklin D. Lemons; four brothers; two sisters; and one grandchild, Lisa Lemons Fults. Ethel is survived by one daughter, Ruth Phernetton of Manchester; two sons, Robert and Hubert Lemons, both of Manchester; one brother, Virgil Hills of Pinellas Park, Fla.; 7 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE LEMONS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM

BAKER

Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Baker, age 85, of Hillsboro, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Miller, Bro. Gordon Smead, and Bro. Bill Hall officiating.  Burial will follow in Prairie Plains Methodist Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday, April 26 at the funeral home.  Mr. Baker passed on to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his home in Hillsboro.Mr. Baker was born on December 8, 1927 on his family farm in Hillsboro, to his parents, the late Ruffin W. Baker and Marcia Elizabeth Mosher Baker. Curtis completed his first quarter at Tennessee Technology University before enlisting in the United States Army, with a tour of duty as a draftsman in the Philippines and Guam during World War II.  Returning to Tennessee Tech and completing his junior year, he went to work at Oatland Island, Savannah, GA for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  After graduation from Tennessee Tech, Curtis went to work as a Chemist for the Tennessee Valley Authority in the water control laboratory.  In 1956, Curtis became the third chemist hired in the chemistry lab at Arnold Air Force Base.  Curtis retired 52 years later from his chemistry career and boyhood dream. Curtis was a devoted Christian, husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, and patriot.  He was always willing to help someone in need.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  He was a member of the Prairie Plains Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon since 1965.  He was a member of the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge #382 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Curtis enjoyed raising cattle on his farm, as well as hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Mr. Baker was also preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his son, Mary Crystal Brandon Baker, and a sister, Callie Elizabeth Baker. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Mae Bonner Baker of Hillsboro; son, Steven Curtis (Betsy) Baker of Covington, GA; grandsons, Matt and Luke Baker, of Covington, GA; stepdaughters, Glenda Sue (Gordon) Smead of Nashville and Renee (Clyde Stephen) Matthews of Hillsboro; stepson, Gerald Bonner and fiancé, Loretta Boyd of Arlington, TN; step-granddaughters, Suzanne Smead of Nashville and Stephanie Matthews of Hillsboro; one sister, Wanda Baker Bush of Hillsboro; niece, Cynthia Bush Pellam of Hillsboro; and nephew, Freddie Bush of Hillsboro.

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DAVIS

Davis, Tiffany Nicole, 13, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center. Tiffany was a student at Coffee County Middle School where she was on the honor roll, was a member of the Beta Club, 4H Honors, Year Book Staff and played basketball while she was in elementary school at Hickerson Station. She is remembered as a beautiful girl both inside and out, who genuinely loved everybody and always had a kind word to say. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dale Davis. Tiffany is survived by her parents, Terry and Paula Davis of Tullahoma; one sister, Josie Davis of Tullahoma; grandparents, David and Nell Thomas and Charles and Mary Alice Brown, all of Tullahoma; Aunts and Uncles, Jeff and Vickie Morgan, Tod Davis, and Troy and SueEllen Davis; and several cousins. Visitation for Tiffany was held on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral ser-vices were held on Sunday, April 28th at 2:30 p.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Fields officiating with visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

STUBBLEFIELD

Stubblefield, Lyda Ezell Tucker, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at her residence at the age of 71. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Phillip Barnett officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

 

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