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Obituaries 11-30

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

Harold Lloyd

Swant, 85

SWANT,  Harold  Lloyd, 85 of Manchester, Tennessee.  A Visitation and Memorial Service were held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 2:00  until 4:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. He was born in Tyrone, Oklahoma where he lived until he went to the United States Navy in 1944. He and his family moved from Texas to Manchester, TN in early 1958 when he went to work at AEDC. He was an avid gardener, pilot, fisherman and woodworker. We remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law. His thoughtfulness, sense of humor and zest for life’s experiences will be with us always. Survivors include his wife, Cathy; daughter, Jeanne and her husband, Steve Lund of Murfreesboro and their sons, Christian and Neil Lund; son, Dale and his wife Jeannie of Manchester and their sons, Sean Joplin and Jeff Wells. The family requests that any remembrances be donations to the Hope Lodge Cancer Society in Nashville  or the Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.

Frank Campbell Smartt, 89

Frank Smartt

Frank Smartt

Frank Campbell Smartt passed away peacefully on November 18, 2011 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was born in Viola, Tennessee on February 19, 1922 of parents James Franklin Smartt and Gladys Colina Campbell Smartt. Mr. Smartt was attending classes at Tennessee Tech University when World War II interrupted his education. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy on October 3, 1942 and was trained as a fighter pilot, serving on the USS Franklin, an aircraft carrier known for gallantry in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he continued to serve in the U. S. Naval Reserves, retiring on January 1, 1969 as a Commander. Following the war, Mr. Smartt enrolled at the University of Tennessee and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1948. On January 16, 1948, Frank married the love of his life, Sarah Boyd, in Cleveland Ohio. That wonderful union spanned 63 years. The Smartts spent most of their early years in Galion, Ohio where Frank worked with Crawford Construction Company. It was during this time that he – singlehandedly – constructed the home that he and Sarah lived in and raised their children. Over the years, many friends and family enjoyed “The House That Frank Built,” a time-lapse film depicting its completion. In 1960, he formed his own businesses – Hydraulic Machine Products and Industrial Products Services. He subsequently sold them in 1997 and the Smartts moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where they enjoyed retirement, golf, bridge, gardening and traveling with family and friends. Mr. Smartt is survived by his wife, Sarah Boyd Smartt of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee, daughters Ellen Smartt Moman and her husband, Richard Moman of Stamford, Connecticut, daughter Sallie Smartt Diehl and her husband, Robert Diehl and granddaughter, Kelly Campbell Diehl of Nashville, TN. His ashes will be placed at the family plot in Viola, Tennessee.

Audrey Frances McAfee, 90

Funeral services for Audrey Frances McAfee, age 90, of Manchester, were conducted at 2pm, Wednesday, November 23 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Growden officiating.  Burial followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery.  Visitation with the McAfee family was from 12 Noon until service time Wednesday at Manchester Funeral Home.  Miss McAfee passed away Monday at the Horizon Healthcare in Manchester.  Miss McAfee was born in Manchester, Tennessee the daughter of the late Oscar and Mollie Harrell McAfee.  She was a nurse for many years with Dr. Clarence Farrar in Manchester and was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.  Miss McAfee loved photography and usually had her camera with her at all times.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ethyl Allen and Clytie Sweaney.  Miss McAfee is survived by: 5 Nieces & Nephews- Helen  Barnes of McMinnville, Kenneth Allen of McMinnville, Vernon Allen of Alabama,                                    Theo Harmon of El Paso, Texas, Shirley McCartney of Franklin, TN; Several Great Nieces & Nephews, many cousins and friends.


Homer E. Jones, 84

JONES,  Homer  E., age 84, passed from this life on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at his home in Manchester, TN with his family by his side. He was a retired N.A.S.A. Program Analyst with the Marshall Space Flight Center;  and a World War II United States Army Veteran who served in Occupied Japan from 1946-1948. He was born on November 5, 1927 in Cumberland, Kentucky to his parents, the late James Loyd Jones and Rhoda Creech Jones. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Smellie and a brother, Jerry Frank Jones. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester. He will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita J. Jones of Manchester, TN; daughters, Connie A. Williams (Johnny) of Manchester, TN,   Sharon J. Blackburn (Dale) of Florence, AL   and  Sandra L. Horton (Rex) of Simpsonville, SC; seven grandchildren, Allisa (Shane) Henley, Christopher (Jessy) Williams, Renee Horton, Christin (Jimmy) Oney, Brett (Erin) Blackburn, Megan (Lucas) McGrady and Derrick Blackburn;  seven great-grandchildren, Colton McGrady, Carrie Blackburn, Chase Henley, Rane McGrady, Kyleigh Oney, Cole Williams and Brexton Oney; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday morning, November 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester with Dr. Kerry Walker and Dr. Scott Parkison officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Valhalla Memory Gardens in Huntsville, AL with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mission Outreach at Trinity Baptist Church, 1513 McArthur St., Manchester, TN 37355. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.

Westney Charles “Wes” Cummings, 60

CUMMINGS, WESTNEY CHARLES “WES”, 60, of Manchester, TN, passed away November 20, 2011.  He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beth Shuford Cummings, sister Penny Allen and husband Mike. Also surviving are daughters Sasha Cummings Sloan and husband Shawn, Erin Cummings and fiancé Chad Cavanah.  Grandsons are Jett Prince and Lucas Daubenspeck.  He is also survived by 5 nieces and nephews.  Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Col. Hugh Cummings, Rhoda Cummings and his brother, “Rip” Cummings. He grew up in the Bluff Park area of Birmingham, AL and attended W.A. Berry High School and the University of Montevallo.  In his early adult years he was a musician and singer with Black Mountain Band, the Rick Byrd Band, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Wes Lee Band and Dennis Yost and the Classics IV.  He then graduated from Emory University, 1979, as a Respiratory Therapist and moved to Manchester, TN to open the respiratory therapy department at The Medical Center of Manchester.  At that time, he also joined a local band as lead singer of Street Talk.  A memorial service was held Sunday, November 27, 2011 at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, at 2:00 pm, in Manchester, TN.

Stanley Wayne George, 58

Stanley George

Stanley George

Memorial services for Mr. Stanley Wayne George, age 58, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Levengood officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30 at the funeral home.  Mr. George passed away Friday evening from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Mr. George was born in Hartselle, AL, the son of Ruby George of Manchester and the late Robert E. George.  He was employed as a dispatcher for DirecTV and a 34 year employee of Carrier Corp.  Stanley was a loving husband, daddy, granddaddy, brother, and uncle, who was also an avid Alabama football and Cincinnati Reds baseball fan.  He also enjoyed coaching girl’s softball and boy’s baseball. In addition to his father, Stanley was also preceded in death by one brother, Gary George.  He is survived by his mother, Ruby George of Manchester; his loving wife, Susan George of Manchester; three children, Valerie (Jim) Lemmons of Manchester, Danny George of Murfreesboro, and Robin (Shannon) McDaniel of Chattanooga; one brother, Randy (Kathy) George of Woodbury; one sister, Karen (Mike) McCullough of Manchester; four grandchildren, Taylor, Thomas, and Ali Lemmons and Brynn McDaniel, and numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at