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Obituaries – Jan. 8, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:35 am


Mrs. Maggie O. “Peg” Waldon 87 of Pekin, Illinois died December 31, 2013 at Pekin Hospital. She was a native of Coffee County; the daughter of Christly and Edith Stacy Ferrel. She is survived by her husband, Everett H. Waldon of Pekin; a daughter, Pamela (Paul) Sanders of Unionville; a son, Nick (Jan) Gilley of Caldwell, Texas; step-son, Vernon (Robin) Waldon of Prairie Village, Kansas; four grandchildren, Amber (Edi) Lopez of Nashville; Ryan Gilley, Wyatt Gilley and Tara (Cory) Cassel all of Texas; three step-grandchildren, Eric, Clark and Reed Waldon of Prairie Village, Kansas and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 12 noon prior to service.



Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Mary Perry, affectionately known as “Dolly” age 84 ½, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Welker Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the funeral home. Mrs. Perry passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was born July 31, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Paul and Matilda Prellwitz Faulstich.  As a young girl, Dolly met Charles Perry, who lived next door. Their childhood friendship grew to a forever love and the two travelled to Tijuana, Mexico and were married in September of 1951. She was a wonderful homemaker who loved to cook. In 1979, Dolly and Charles moved to North Aurora, Ill. and she went to work in the local school lunchroom. In 1997, Charles’ health began to decline and Dolly decided to move to Manchester. Dolly enjoyed the Manchester Senior Citizens Center and her extended family there. She also dearly loved her extended family in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia and West Virginia. She loved to play the guitar, line dance and take trips with her friends at the center. Her greatest joy was her family and friends and she will be missed by all. In addition to her parents, Dolly is preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Perry who passed, December 14, 1999; a daughter, Charlotte Perry and a brother, Michael Faulstich. She is survived by three children, Linda Parker and husband, Ronnie L. of Danese, West Virginia; Judi Faulstich of Manchester; and Jeffrey Paul “Jeff” Perry also of Manchester; five grandchil-dren, Susan Murphy of Sandwhich, Ill.; Katharine Y. Murphy of Woodhaven, Mich.; Irish E. “Lonnie” Murphy of Woodhaven; Jenny Davis (Draper) of Manchester and Fred (Nicki) Nash of Belvidere, Tenn.; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and one great-great grandson on the way soon. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Manchester Senior Citizens Center or to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network. Online condolences may be made to COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. ADELINE MARY “DOLLY” PERRY.


Funeral services for Mr. Jack Arthur Duncan, age 62, of the Harmony Community of Franklin County, Tenn., will be conducted  at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Mr. Duncan passed away Sunday afternoon at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Mr. Duncan was born in Nashville, Tenn., the son of the late William “Bill” and Jan Leaverton Duncan. He was retired from teaching at Hillsboro High School in Nashville. He enjoyed golf, boating, teaching art, and rescuing cats. He attended Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Duncan was also preceded in death by several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Rikki Duncan of Harmony, Tenn.; one step daughter, Sindi (Rodney) Lambert of Va.; one brother, Michael Duncan of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Peggy Rogers of Daphne, Ala.; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Jordan; and many cousins. The family requests memorial donations be made to Animal Harbor (Franklin County Humane Society), P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN  37398. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE DUNCAN FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Mrs. Glenna Joyce “Sissy” Fischer, age 51 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed from this life on Monday, December 30, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Sissy was preceded in death by her parents, Oceola Glenn and Joyce Presley Smith Dodd, one sister, Connie Bean and one brother, Glenn Dodd. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Drew Fischer, one sister, Valerie Walker and husband Mike of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, one brother Randy Bee and wife Debbie of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and several aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. Mrs. Fischer loved life and enjoyed caring for others. Sissy had an outgoing personality and enjoyed being with people. Her role in this life was helping others and being a caregiver to family and friends, and she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. Memorial services for Mrs. Sissy Fischer were conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Benny Benjamin officiating. Visitation was held with the Fischer Family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF SISSY FISCHER


Funeral services for Mr. Leighton Boyd Crouch, age 79, of Summitville, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Horace Lee Jacobs officiating. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Crouch passed away at his residence on Thursday morning. Mr. Crouch was born in Coffee County, Tenn., the son of the late Jesse Clyde and Erma Alice Rigney Crouch. He was a brick mason in the construction industry. His many hobbies included playing music, gardening, working on lawnmower and other small machinery, fishing, hunting, going to yard sales, and “being mischievous,” which he took great pride in teaching kids to do also. He was a member of the Summitville Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, Mr. Crouch was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Anne Crouch; one daughter, Rita Faye Crouch; one brother, Charles Edward Crouch; one sister, Dorothy Alice Taylor; two brothers-in-law, Glendal Crouch and William Patterson; and his mother-in-law, Nellie Anne Tucker. He is survived by one son, Timothy (Michelle) Crouch of Summitville; one granddaughter, Dusty (Kerry) Gannon; one grandson, Jamie Crouch; great, grandchildren, Kaleigh and Kaiden Gannon, Dylan Brown, and Regan Crouch, all of Manchester; two brothers, Clyde (Fredia) Crouch of Summitville and Jerry Crouch of Arkansas; three sisters, Audrey (Bobby) Stone, Jenny Faye (Shelton) Jones, both of Summitville and Vivian Crouch of Manchester; and many, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE CROUCH FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Byrl Wayne Jernigan, Sr., 81, of Cannon County, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He is survived by children Ellen (James) Penn of Manchester, Deborah (Roger) Hensley of Baxter, Cynthia Taylor of Brush Creek, Tammy (Robin) Cook of Brush Creek, Karen (Tom) Avey of Manchester, Barbara (William) Harris of Lebanon, Peggy (Tim) Eatherly of Lebanon, Byrl Wayne (Kristi) Jernigan, Jr. of Morrison, Steve (Vicky) Jernigan of Eagleville, Eric (Jessica) Jernigan of Manchester; brother Dale Jernigan of Woodbury; 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton Jacob and Millie Elsie Swanger Jerni-gan, his wife Virginia Ash Jernigan and brother Marlin Ray Jernigan. Byrl was a member of the World Wide Church of God and a retired building contractor. He was a hardworking man and a loving father. Funeral ser-vices were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Jernigan officiating. Interment at Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation was from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Pallbearers were Steve, Eric, Wayne and Gary Dale Jernigan, James Penn, Jason Gilley, Carey Mobley and Jordan Merryman. Online condolences may be made at WOODBURY FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Alton Conner Morris passed away on January 2, 2014 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee. He was born 20 September 1919 in Tate County, Mississippi to John Wade and Bertha Rigsby Morris. At an early age, the family relocated to Holmes County, MS where the family farmed. He graduated from high school at West, MS in 1937. He then attended Mississippi State College in Starkville, MS, graduating in 1941 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He continued to support Mississippi State through the years, giving back by establishing the Alton C. and Roberta Morris Scholarship and later the Alton C. and Emma Lou Morris Scholarship for deserving Civil Engineering Students. Already in uniform, he married Roberta Rowzee in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1942. They had a daughter Linda Ann in 1943 and son John Robert was born in 1945 while Al was on Guam. After Roberta’s death, he married Emma Lou Spurlock in Manchester. During WWII, he served in both the Army Corps of Engineers and Army Air Force. In civilian life he went to work first for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Air Force, making his final move to AEDC in 1950 as one of the first group headquartered at Northern Field in Tullaho-ma. Called up by the Air Force during the Korean War, he remained in the Air Force Reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester. He was also a past president of Manchester Rotary Club. After retirement from his Air Force job in 1973, he continued to work at Engineering Service Co. in Manchester which he joined in 1957 and took over 2 years later, providing engineering and surveying services to the area. “Sarge” finally retired around the age of 80. A diehard Mississippi State Bulldog, he came in later years to at least appreciate the Vols. He is survived by his wife Lou, son Bob, stepchildren Jean Spurlock and Robert (Cheryl) Spur-lock, four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday evening, January 7, 2014. A masonic service and funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, January 8, 2014 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.