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Obituaries – Dec. 25, 2013

Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:50 am


Crosslin, Carolyn Ruth, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn. at the age of 73. Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim McGehee officiating. Entombment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


 Adams Jr., Dr.  John Cecil, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 73. Funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. with Dr. Stephen Yates officiating. Burial was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Pinecrest Cemetery in Gibson, North Carolina. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


 Funeral services for Mr. Austin Dan Anderson, age 86 of Manchester, Tenn. were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother David Haley officiating. Interment followed at Welker Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Anderson passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Mr. Anderson, a Coffee County native, was born July 30, 1927, the son of the late Frelan Anderson and Beatrice Morton Anderson. After graduating from Manchester Central High School, he met and married the love of his life, Wilma Jean Floyd on August 10, 1957 in Ringgold, Ga. and the two began their life together. Mr. Anderson was involved in numerous agriculture and community activities. He served as a 4-H leader in Coffee County for many years and was the recipient of the 4-H Alumni Award. During the 1960’s, he served on the Coffee County Co-Op Board, the Soil Conservation Board and was recognized as a “Tennessee Outstanding Young Farmer.” As his farming career progressed, he was a member of the Soybean Board and Livestock Board. In 1974, he served as Director on the Tennessee Farm Bureau Board, a longtime President of Coffee County Farm Bureau, and Coffee County Young Farmer’s and Homemakers. In 2009, Mr. Anderson was awarded the TACD Conservation Farmer of the Year and in 2010 was also a Southeastern National Association of Conservation Districts Hall of Fame Inductee. He also served on the Coffee County Planning Board as well as the Peoples Bank Board for over 20 years. As a family man, he enjoyed watching his children play all types of sports.  He also enjoyed deer hunting but a favorite pastime was spending time fishing with his beloved wife. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, S.P. “Pete” Anderson and Sagley Anderson and a sister, Lillian Anderson Milburn. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Wilma Anderson of Manchester; four children, Chris Anderson and wife, Penny of Manchester, Dan Anderson and wife, Kelly of Manchester, Shelby Slone and Zachary, also of Manchester, and Jeff Anderson of Beech Grove; six grandchildren, Lauren Trail (Ben), Lacee Kuhn (Justin), Tyler Anderson, Nathan Slone, Nick Slone, and Neil Slone; three great-grandchildren, Grant Kuhn, Gavin Kuhn, and Peyton Allison Trail.  Also surviving is a brother, Phillip Anderson and wife, Vinita of Manchester and an aunt, Ruth Morton of the Noah Community; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ag in the Classroom. Online condolences may be made COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. AUSTIN DAN ANDERSON.