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Obituaries – Jan. 2, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 9:56 am

James Carroll

Jarrell, 90

Graveside services for Mr. James Carroll Jarrell, 90, of Manchester were held, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM at Shady Grove Cemetery with Rev. Bob Case officiating. Visitation was Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Mr. Jarrell passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Jarrell, a native of Shady Grove, TN., was born May 20, 1922, the son of the late Robert Thomas and Nora Worley Jarrell.  He served in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945 as a Seaman First Class.  He retired from AEDC where he worked as a photographer.  Mr. Jarrell was a member of Forest Mill United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening and hunting with his Beagles. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jarrell was preceded in death by four brothers, W. C., Phillip Wayne, Willard and Robert T. Jarrell; and two sisters, Lila St. John and Catherine Kirby. Mr. Jarrell is survived by one son, Robert Marvin Jarrell of Nashville; one sister, Mozelle Spain of Nashville; one sister-in-law, Mary Jarrell of Morrison; special friend, Dorothy Bramblett of Manchester and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Online condolences may be made at Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Carroll Jarrell.

Roy William

Allison, 87

ALLISON, Roy William, age 87 of Manchester, Tennessee, entered his Eternal Home on December 28, 2012. Mr. Allison was very proud of being a farmer and loved his John Deere tractors. He was a row crop farmer, dairy farmer and raised chickens for Tyson, Inc. Farming was his full-time job, however, he also worked at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) with A.R.O., sold livestock feed for Martha White Feeds and drove a school bus for the Coffee County School System until he retired at age 71. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Cyrus David Allison and Hattie Reed Allison; sisters, Ruby Allison and Hazel Allison Haggard; brother, Harley B. Allison and great-granddaughter, Esther Isabella “Bella” Allison. Mr. Allison was a lifetime member of the Asbury United Methodist Church where he was the song leader for over 50 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Emma Imogene Wells Allison of Manchester, TN; son, William Herschel Allison of Manchester, TN; daughters, Cleta Allison Jenkins and her husband Roger of Decatur, AL  and Jelinda Allison Rose and her husband Wayne of Manchester, TN; sister, Thelma Jean Allison Chisam of Hillsboro, TN; five grandchildren, William Jeremy Allison (Michelle), Angela Jenkins Dorris (Jason), Joshua Allison, Amanda Jenkins and Julie Allison; four great-grandchildren, McKenzie Allison, Olivia Dorris, Audrenia Dorris and Ashton Allison who is “on the way”; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.  until  8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service was conducted on Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Day and Reverend Beth Ezelle officiating. Burial followed at the Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.

Kenneth “Buster” Nowlin, 81

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth “Buster” Nowlin, age 81, of Manchester were conducted Monday, December 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Rev. Beth Ezell officiating.  Interment followed at New Reddens Cemetery.  Visitation was held Sunday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home.  Mr. Nowlin passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 3, 1931 in Bedford County, Tennessee one of ten children  to the late John Lanier Nowlin and Goldie Martin Nowlin.  Mr. Nowlin was a retired road construction worker.  Throughout his life he also enjoyed farming and fishing.  He married Naomi Daniel on July 30, 1953 and the two began their family.  He is the father of three fantastic children and six wonderful grandchildren and will be dearly missed by all.   In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, John Nowlin, Jr., Sam Nowlin, Ed Nowlin and Frankie Nowlin. Mr. Nowlin is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Naomi Daniel Nowlin of Manchester; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Dewaine Nowlin and wife, Patti; son and daughter-in-law, Horace Lanier Nowlin and wife, Cindy; and daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Naomi Nowlin Johnson and husband, Neal; six grandchildren, Krista Hale and husband, Matt; Kelsey Nowlin; Tyler Nowlin; Cody Nowlin; Haley Johnson and Sara Johnson.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mammie Crosslin; Pauline Holden and husband, Ned; Judy Carter and husband, Lynn; Elizabeth Shelton; and a brother,  Dave Nowlin and wife, Judy and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, 310 25th Avenue North, Suite 103, Nashville, TN  37203. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. KENNETH “BUSTER” NOWLIN.

James Anthony Lowhorn, 57

Lowhorn, James Anthony, of Estill Springs, passed this life on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester at the age of 57. Funeral and Masonic Services were held on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Rutherford officiating. Burial followed at Lynchburg City Cemetery. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

James Buford

Cyree, 92

Funeral Services for Mr. James Buford Cyree, 92, of Morrison were held, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Darrell Day officiating. Burial followed at Hurricane Cemetery in Moore County, TN. Visitation was Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 11 AM until funeral time.  Mr. Cyree passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Cyree, a native of Flat Creek, TN. was born on September 5, 1920, the son of the late James Logan and Mary Lora Elizabeth Pierce Cyree.  He was a U. S. Army veteran serving during WW II in the Military Police.  He retired from Carrier. He was a member of Summitville United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed hunting, gardening, reading and playing with his family pets. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cyree was preceded in death by one brother, John Ellis Cyree; one sister, Nannie Lee Cyree Steede; one half – brother, Ewin Ely Cyree; and one son-in-law, David Bruce Tipps. Mr. Cyree is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Jewell Spencer Cyree of Morrison; one daughter, Elizabeth Cyree Tipps of Lavergne, TN; special friends, Brenda and Marlon Anderson of Morrison and 3 grand kittens. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. JAMES BUFORD CYREE.

Wayne Arnold, 72

Frank Wayne Arnold was born February 28, 1940 in Manchester, TN. Frank departed this life on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family at his side. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home.  Henry Freeman will officiate. He was preceded in death by his mother Olene Martin Arnold and his father Clifford Austin Arnold and a brother Donald N. Arnold and a niece, Tammy Freeman. He leaves a loving wife, Debra Crosby Arnold, two beautiful children, Vicki Lee Arnold and her husband, Robert Arnold of Joplin, MO and Chad Wayne Arnold and his wife, Andrea of Leesburg, GA, a brother, Larry A. Arnold and his wife, Marilyn of Nanuet, NY, two sisters, Janice Freeman and her husband, Henry of Hartwell, GA, Fay A. Winn of Hartwell, GA, sister-in-law, Dorothy Nell Arnold of Manchester, TN, one grandson, Dylan Wayne Arnold of Leesburg, GA, two nieces and three nephews. Frank retired from Civil Service with the Department of Navy where he was a hydraulic Machinist until 1976. He loved his family, loved Tennessee Volunteer football and Nascar and Drag Racing. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. To sign our online registry or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at

Roy Phelps Angel, 87

ANGEL, Roy Phelps, age 87 of Hillsboro, Tennessee and former Nashville resident, passed away on December 25, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mr. Angel was a retired high school teacher; a World War II United States Navy Veteran; a 32nd Degree Mason; member of the Nashville Masonic Lodge #375; member of the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge #382; served as past Past Grand Master of the South East Pastmasters; a Al Menah Shriner; served as the first President of the Refrigeration Service & Electrical Service Organization (R.S.E.S. ); a Charter member of the Donelson Heights United Methodist Church;and a member of the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Fannie Martin Angel who passed away in 2007; parents, Roy D. Angel and Carrie A. Phelps Angel; and sister, Jennie Angel Lea. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer G. Angel Riddle and her husband Jim of Hillsboro, TN; son, Dwayne Angel and his wife Marilyn of Willoughby, OH; two grandchildren, Robin Mayton of Smyrna, TN and Dean Riddle (Christal) of Richburg, SC; four great-grandchildren, Joshua Mayton, Jordan Mayton, Cody Riddle and Jayson Riddle; and a host of friends. Visitation was on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.  until   8:00 p.m.  A Masonic Service was conducted on Saturday morning, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with the Funeral Service immediately following with Dr. Bob Jared officiating. Burial was at the Shady Grove Cemetery with United State Navy Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 201 West Lincoln St., Tullahoma, TN 37388 or the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church, 305 Winchester Hwy, Hillsboro, TN 37342. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN. WWW.CENTRALFUNERALHOME.COM.

John Charles

Freeman, 55

Freeman, John Charles, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at his residence at the age of 55. Funeral service was held on Saturday, December 29. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Frank White, 67

Frank White age 67, of Manchester, passed away December 26, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center following a short illness. Mr. White worked for several years in a steel fabrication factory until his health began to fail. He was a faithful and devoted member of the Spring Street Baptist Church in Decherd. He enjoyed listening to Gospel music especially the Primitive Quartet. In his past time his love of nature, lead him to fishing and traveling the country side with his family. Mr. White is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert and Lorene Clinton White; son, Jeffrey White; brothers, Bruce and James White. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Judy White of Manchester; daughter, Kathy (Dennis) York of Hillsboro; son, Frankie (Rhonda) White of Manchester and Eddie (Becky) White of Morrison; grandchildren, Kandi (Tony) Brinkley, Robin Reed, Christian Rader, Tosha Long,  Jeffrey White, Casey White, Ace White, Abi White, Alice White, Brandon Hill, Kayla Hill and Shawn Hindman; great-grandchildren, Kaydence Hunt, Camden Hunt, C.J Hunt, Mason Brinkley, Shelby Brinkley, Hannah Brinkley and one on the way; siblings, Margaret McBride KY, Sue Simmons, Chadler, IN, Carl White, Chandler, IN, Lisa (Johnny) Ferguson of Evansville, IN, and Bill (Kim) White of Evansville, IN. Funeral service was conducted Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Rev. Leo Smith and Rev. Rayford Steele officiating. Interment followed in Watson-North Memorial Park with Tim Smith Jr, Jody West, Jeremiah Jackson, Josh Jackson, Phillip Pattillo, Jamie Smith, Kenner Ensey, and Ross Boles serving as pallbearers. Visitation was be Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 5-9pm at Watson-North Funeral Home. Online condolence may be sent to WATSON-NORTH FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.