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Obituaries – Aug. 28, 2013

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm


Mrs. Lavenia Jo Kemper Neal, age 56 of Tullahoma passed away, Thursday, August 23, 2013. No services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be made at DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mr. Dwight M. Lowe, age 65 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Friday, August 23, 2013 at his residence. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Chattanooga National Cemetery. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Harris Land, age 58 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Watkins officiating. Burial followed at Bethany Cemetery. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mrs. Gela M Merritt, age 83, of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Winchester. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Concord Cemetery with Bro. Jack Hice officiating. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Anderson, Bettye Jo, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Saturday, August 25th, 2013 at her residence at the age of 79. Mrs. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Murdock officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Tullahoma. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Violet D. Tarver, 87, of Manchester passed away Tuesday, August 20th at her home after a brief illness. A native of Pineville, Ky, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Denny Sr. and Rhoda Denny; she was one of 10 children. Mrs. Tarver was a homemaker and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Manchester since 1954, where she was a volunteer in the nursery for more than 20 years. As her children were growing up, she was an active member of the PTA and supported her daughters in Girl Scouts and Women’s Slow Pitch Softball. Mrs. Tarver is survived by Phil Tarver, her husband of 66 years. She met her husband, a WWII Navy veteran, at Oak Ridge, Tenn when they both worked in a store photo studio. He went to work for ARO, Inc. at AEDC as a photojournalist in 1954. She is also survived by a sister, Sevia Michael of Coco Beach, FL and a brother Andrew Denny, Jr. of Tullahoma and her three children Charlotte Ann Vetter of Waynesboro, GA, Rhonda S. Tarver of Cordova, Tenn. and Russell Tarver of Manchester. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Elizabeth Grace Vetter of Waynesboro, Ga. and Shane Russell Tarver of Oldsmar, Fla. Visitation was at the Manchester Funeral Home between 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 22nd. Services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 23rd at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice Compassus at 1805 North Jackson St., Tullahoma, TN 37388. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE TARVER FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Smith, Claudie Lee “Smitty”, age 80, passed away on August 20, 2013 at his home in Hillsboro, Tennessee after an extended illness. Mr. Smith was the sole proprietor of Smith’s Auto Repair for over 30 years in Manchester and was a retired, highly decorated First Sergeant with over 22 years of service in the United States Army serving in both Korean and Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and many other medals for his US Army service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Manchester. Smitty, as he commonly known, was born in Lynchburg, TN to his parents, the late Leonard Smith and Eva Harding Smith and was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lynette Pearson and sisters, Ann Harring, Jean Bell, Virgie Burton and Alene Sanders. Smitty is survived by his wife, Darlene Deaton Smith of Hillsboro, Tenn; sons, Carlton Smith and his wife Regina of Manchester, Tenn and Kenny Smith and his wife Kathy of Murfreesboro, Tenn; two sisters, Hazel Moulder and Maudie Siedschlag; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 6-9 p.m. on Sunday evening, August 25, 2013. The funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon, August 26, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Danny Anderson officiating. Burial followed at the Manchester City Cemetery with Military Honors. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Agnes Morgan Marcrom of Manchester, age 94, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 after a brief illness. She was born April 15, 1919 in Hillsboro, TN to the late Thomas R. Morgan and Lanora Womack Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Harold Denton Marcrom (pharmacist at Baker Brothers Drug Store), and all of her 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by sons, Ray E. Marcrom (Jane) and Thomas H. Marcrom (Elaine) both of Manchester; daughters, Mary C. Stephens (Jerry), Kitts Hill, Ohio, and Judy Crumley Michael of Chapel Hill, TN; one dear sister-in-law, Katherine Morgan of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Jason C. Stephens (Juli), Sarah Marcrom McKamey(Joe), Andrea Stephens Johnston (Hunter), Brian T. Marcrom, Samuel R. Marcrom (Sarah Ann), and Allison C. Marcrom; great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Wesley, and Jackson Stephens, Elijah and Micah McKamey, Hannah and Leah Johnston; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Agnes was a 1938 graduate of Manchester Central High School and following her graduation she worked nine years for the Manchester Times. Agnes and H.D. married in 1946 after he returned from World War II. She devoted her life to her husband and children. She fulfilled a dream to further her education graduating from Motlow State Community College in 1974. She was a lifelong Bible student and continued her education by taking 45 credit hours in religious studies from International Bible College. Agnes was a faithful member of Main Street Church of Christ for nearly 70 years where she was a devoted elder’s wife and skilled Bible teacher. Her home was always open to serve others whether for a meal or housing or just fellowship. During her life she was an avid bird watcher belonging to the Audubon Society, a member of the Coffee County Historical Society, and occasionally assisted H.D. at Baker Brothers Drug Store. After H.D.’s death, she eventually moved to Bailey Manor in Manchester. Visitation was from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 24 at Central Funeral Home. Immediately following the visitation a memorial service was held at 7 p.m. in the chapel with Mike Lewis officiating. Burial was a private family service on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy for the Marcrom Family Scholarship Fund; Attn: Advancement Services; One University Park Drive; Nashville, TN 37204-3951. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Bogard, Paul David, age 76 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on August 18, 2013 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Nashville. Mr. Bogard was a retired self-employed Professional Mover-Truck Driver and a 12 year United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran. He was born in Murray, Ky to his parents, the late Paul C. Bogard and Eva Marie Stubblefield. He is survived by his son, Paul David Bogard, II and his wife Tanya of Manchester, Tenn; daughter, Julie Marie Bogard-Cronin and her husband Sean of Deerfield Beach, Fla; sister, Charlotte Stapp of Clarksville, Tenn; brother, Terry Bogard and his wife MaryAnn of Pittsburg, Pa; and eight grandchildren, Paul D. Bogard, III, Erica Bogard, Laura Bogard, Lance Bogard, Sean Paul Cronin, Lettie M. Cronin, Trava Jo Brown and Keith W. Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was from 11 a.m. – 1 p. m. on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Central Funeral Home. A graveside service was conducted following the visitation at the Welker Cemetery with Brother Benny Benjamin officiating. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS .