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Obituaries – Feb. 12, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm


Crawford, Kenneth Hugh, age 72, passed into rest on February 9, 2014 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee surrounded by his loving family. He retired from Batesville Casket Company in Manchester in 2006 with over 30 years of service and was a member of the Faith Free-will Baptist Church in Manchester. He was born in Woodbury, Tenn. to his parents, the late Hugh Wilson Crawford and Darsie Melinda Ten-penny Crawford. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Den-ise Sims and grandchild, Christopher Alford. Mr. Crawford is survived by his loving wife, Virgie Wilson Crawford of Manchester; children, Akenda J. Grosch (Steve) of Englewood, Tenn.,  Melissa L. Johnson (Ward),  Toni A. Pratt (Ron), Danielle N. Hamrick all of Manchester and Gary D. Jernigan (Lynn) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brother, Walter Joe Craw-ford (Betty) of Muncie, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Grosch, Faith Wooten, Alis-sa Roberts, Kelsey John-sons, Bailey Watson, Cole Pratt, Reece Pratt, Alexis Hamrick, Yngwie Hamrick, Aryana Hamrick, Kelti Hamrick, David Jernigan, Kimberley Meador, Ashley Phillips, Clint Jernigan, Jennifer Bellamy and Garrett Sims; several great-grandchildren; special friends, Bill Redford and Debbie Rawn; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Stutts officiating. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Funeral services for Mr. Leland Frederick Whirrell, age 88, of Hillsboro, will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bruce Barger officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Whirrell passed away Sunday after-noon at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Mr. Whirrell was born in Richland County, Ill., the son of the late David and Eva McCleve Whirrell.  He retired from International Paper as a bailer after 29 years of employment. He enjoyed gardening and fishing and was a member of First Baptist Church in Hillsboro. In addition to his parents, Mr. Whirrell was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Mark Jolliff. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred Pusey Whirrell of Hillsboro; one son, David Fredrick (Wanda) Whirrell of Athens, Ga.; one step-daughter, Wanda (Rick) Duckworth, of Chillicothe, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Ashley Whirrell, and Michael and Daniel Jolliff. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE WHIRRELL FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Perry, Carolyn Elaine, age 46 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Feb. 6, 2014 at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nash-ville. Carolyn was an infor-mation technology internet banker with Traders National Bank and a member of the Faith Free Will Baptist Church. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many people and one who enjoyed scrap booking, wreath making, crafts in general and going to the beach. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Angel Embling; maternal grandparents, Woodrow Hawks and Hazel West Hawks; and paternal grandparents, James P. Harden and Lottie Norton Harden. She is survived by her loving husband, Brian Keith Perry of Manchester; step-son, Brian Christopher Perry of Manchester; parents, Dale Howard Harden and Betty Louise Hawks Harden of Manchester; two sisters, Jennifer Harden Limbaugh and Christie Harden both of Manchester; two nephews, Zachery Limbaugh and Hunter Limbaugh; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Sa-urday, February 8, 2014. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Stutts officiating. Burial followed at the Shady Grove Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mrs. Juanita Jane Baker, 84, of Woodbury died on February 6, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born on August 25, 1929 in Inez, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her mother, Texie Sallee; husband, Phillip Carl Baker, Sr.; son, David Baker and a sister, Billie. Survivors include sons, Phil and Kay Baker of Penn., Barry and Brenda Baker of Calif. and Howard Kelley of Ky.; daughters Betty and Bill Love of Woodbury, Tex-ie and Dwight Neal of Mich., Bobbie Kelley of Woodbury, Pat McDonald of Smyrna and Phyllis Baker; sister, Jackie Green of Fla. and 23 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 42 great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Baker grew up in Kentucky and later moved to Michigan. She and her husband enjoyed being in a bowling league together. She and Mr. Baker lived there for many years before coming to Smyrna. They owned and operated a Porter Paint Store in Franklin, Tennessee for many years. They moved to Woodbury over twenty years ago and became members of the New Hope Church of Christ. Mrs. Baker had many different hobbies; knitting, growing vegetables and planting flowers. Cooking for her family was always special to her. They all loved the things she made especially her chicken and dumplings and lasagna. She loved playing with her cats particularly, Rascal. Visitation was held at Smith Funeral Home 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, February, 8, 2014. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014 in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Richard Burks officiated. Interment followed at the Shady Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimers Association by contacting Smith Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be shared at (615)563-5337, Smith Funeral Home.