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Obituaries July 24, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm


Stevens, Dr. Gary Ray, 62, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at his residence. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mr. Edward L. Sullivan, age 77, of Tullahoma, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19 at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddy Canady officiating. Burial followed at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson County Memorial Park Cemetery in Lebanon, Tenn. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Bain, Randall C. – age 56, of Winchester, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2013. Preceded in death by his father, Clifford Bain, father-in-law, William (“Bill”) D. Farris, he is survived by his Wife of 35 years, Melanie Farris Bain; Mother, Mildred Bain of Belvidere, Tenn; Mother-in-Law, Jonell C. Farris of Winchester; Tenn; uncle, Dr. Dewy Hood (Carolyn) of Decherd, Tenn; aunts, Ruth Ayers of Winchester, Tenn and Dorothy Kessler of Tullahoma, Tenn; sister-in-laws: Sherry F. Ensminger (Paul) of Delano, Tenn, Lori F. Fleishman of Knoxville, Tenn, Gretchen F. Carroll (Ritchie) of Winchester; niec-es, Rebecca E. McCombs (John) of Knoxville and Ad’Lynn E. Martinez (Mi-chael) of Louisville, Ky; nephews, Clark Ensminger (Heather) of Kingsport, Tenn and Christian and William Carroll, both of Winchester; colleague and close friend, Stephen George; neighbors, George and wife, Patty Bean; several great nieces and neph-ews and a host of other friends and relatives. Randy was employed as manager of communications at Future Research Corporation, a con-tractor to Arnold Engineering Development Center, located at Arnold Air Force Station, Tenn. Randy was known for his great affection of all ani-mals and enjoyed taking lov-ing care of his pets. He en-joyed motorcycling, boating, gardening and an occasional cigar or “dip” after meticu-lously manicuring his and many loved ones’ lawns throughout the summer months. Randy possessed a wicked sense of humor and friends/family always looked forward to hearing one of his jokes to lighten the mood. Most of all, Randy was a dedicated and beloved hus-band and son. He loved and cherished his family and friends and was a constant source of strength for them. He will forever be “young” and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known him. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Randy Bain Family Trust, 800 South Gay Street, Suite 1950, Knoxville, TN 37929, which was established to support those causes, which were important to Randy, such as animal welfare and care for the elderly. Funeral services were held at Watson-Funeral Home in Winchester at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. Pallbearers were Josh Rollins, Christian Carroll, Ritchie Carroll, Stephen George, Richard Myers and Randy Thrasher. Honorary pallbearers are William Carroll, Brent Desalbo, Clark Ensminger, Paul Ensminger, James Harmon, Danny Meaker, Pete Medzis and Richard C. Stone. The family received friends from 5-9 p.m. Monday at Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, Tn 37398. WATSON-NORTH FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF AR-RANGEMENTS.


Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Jean Waits, age 85, of Manchester, TN were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Joe Johnston and Pastor Kenny McNatt officiating. Interment followed at Fredonia Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the funeral home. Mrs. Waits passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after an extended illness. She was born July 8, 1928 in the Fredonia Community of Coffee County. She was one of thirteen children born to the late Estil Lester Hershman and Margaret Jane Parker Hershman. She was raised in Coffee County and during her lifetime resided in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. While residing in Michigan, she would meet Freddie G. Waits while attending church. The two were married on October 9, 1967. Jean was a retired cosmetologist who enjoyed playing Phase 10 and Skipbo at the Manchester Senior Citizens Center where she and her husband have been active for over 13 years. She loved her family and enjoyed babysitting. Jean adored her church family at Canvas Community Church and enjoyed ministering to others about the Lord. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters, Nora Belle DeBerry, Gladys Tarbutton, Ivea Irene Whitaker, Hazel Brawley, Charles Hershman, Joyce Zimmerman, Mattie Lucille Qualls, Ruby Lee Koslowski, Burford Hershman, Pauline Allenbaugh, and Betty Jo Hershman. Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, Freddie G. Waits of Manchester; five children, Pamela Johnston and husband, Joseph of Manchester; Sherry Burke and husband, Dennis of Sun City Center, FL; Denise Arnold of Hillsboro; Vance Creek of Hillsboro; Craig Nedoff of Manchester and Heather Swann and husband, Chris also of Manchester; thirteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; one brother, Autrey Ferrell and wife, Chris and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. The family suggest memorial contributions be made in Memory Of Jean to Canvas Community Church, P.O Box 1471, Manchester, TN 37349. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. WILMA JEAN WAITS.


Thompson, Janice Gilliam, age 59 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on July 18, 2013 at the United Regional Medical Center. She was born in Franklin County, TN to her parents, the late Houston Gilliam and Elizabeth Barnes Gilliam. She is survived by her husband, David Lee Thompson of Manchester; sisters, Laura Kathrine Jackson and Debbie Mooneyham; brothers, Charles Gilliam and Cecil Barnes; cousin and caregiver, John Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services private for family. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Funeral services for Mr. Calvin Rigney, age 49, of Manchester, TN, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Benny Benjamin officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Rigney family was from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Rigney passed away on Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Calvin was born in Coffee County, Tenn, the son of the late Max Wayne “John” and Mary Givens Rigney. He was a self-employed truck driver and was of the Church of Christ faith. Calvin enjoyed life to the fullest, loved traveling, fishing, and was loved by so many friends and family. He is survived by one brother, Max (Paula) Rigney of Manchester; two sisters, Maxanne (David) Rigney of Petersburg and Pam (Arnold) Riggs of Manchester; three nephews, Matthew, Carlton, and Kodey; and one great niece, Raigan. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE RIGNEY FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Crockett Welborn Smith, 94, of Manchester, and formerly of the Owens Chapel community in Springfield, died Wednesday July 17, 2013 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday July 20th at Robertson County Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Woodard officiating. Interment followed in Robertson County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Smith was born August 26, 1918 in Robertson County to the late Claude and Clara Bradley Smith. He worked at the Springfield Woolen Mill, he farmed, and he retired from Southern Heel. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He loved animals, especially his cat’s, he loved mowing yards, gardening, watching wrestling and Gunsmoke, and especially loved all his grandchildren. Mr. Smith was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Mildred Roe Smith, his son: William Ray Smith, and by his daughter: Brenda Krause. Mr. Smith is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Welborn and Nancy June Smith of Springfield, daughters and sons-in-law: Gail and James Corley of Manchester, Beverly and Buster Eggleston of LaVergne, sister: Rachel Sloan of Springfield, seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren. ROBERTSON COUNTY FUNERAL HOME WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mr. Hiley Brady Smith, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Horizon Health and Rehab in Manchester, Tenn. Hiley was born and raised on a large farm in Spring City, TN, where he was a master equestrian, riding and showing horses all over the South, and winning many awards. He loved hiking, traveling, and being outdoors. He graduated from Spring City High School in 1959. He received a degree in Agriculture from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn in 1964. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Spring City, Tenn. Hiley married Sarah (Pat) Patton of Dayton, TN and had three children, Karen Smith, Connie Smith White, and Chris Smith, all of Manchester. He loved and adored his two grandsons, Ian and Lucas. Preceding him in death are his parents, Wayne and Lois Monday Smith; a brother, Paul Smith; and sisters, Ailene Thompson and Mary Ellen Holland. In addition to his children, Mr. Smith is also survived his wife, Wanda Smith; brother Jennings Smith; sister Helen Kincannon and brother-in-law, Jimmy Holland, all of Spring City, TN; and sisters Cecile (Bobby) Lowe of Chattanooga, Wilma Tallent of Knoxville, and Anna (Mike) Huddleston of Woodstock, Ga. A celebration of life will be held graveside in Spring City, TN at the Spring City Cemetery at a later date. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE SMITH FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Ogles, age 92 of Beechgrove were conducted at 3 p.m., Friday, July 19 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Brantley and Phillip Lane officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew, Spencer, Mike and Jeff Pinkston, Paul Morton, Nathan Smith, Kevin Ogles, Kurk Stevens and Bubba Ashworth. Visitation with the Ogles family will be from 12 noon until service time Friday at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Ogles passed away Monday morning following a brief illness. Mrs. Ogles was born in Coffee County, Tennessee the daughter of the late Milton and Lilly Gilley Lewis. She was the owner and operator of the Chatter Box Café and also Ogles Café in Manchester for many years. Mrs. Ogles was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beechgrove. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Ogles who died in 1991, and by seven siblings, Herbert, Emmitt, Jess, Horace, Ralph, Cassie and Hessie. Mrs. Ogles is survived by: two sons- Buddy Ogles of Beech Grove, Mike (Eileen) Ogles of Knoxville; one daughter- Linda (Tom) Pinkston Boyce of Murfreesboro; grandchildren- Tammy Ogles (Paul Morton), Kevin Ogles, Tara Ogles and her fiancé Kurk Stevens, Malene (Nathan) Smith, Jeff (Michele) Pinkston, Michael (Shelly) Pinkston and Penny (Kent) Holt; great grandchildren- Spencer, Lindsey, Matthew and Sarah Pinkston, Will, Allie and Bryson Holt. For those who wish to make memorial donations, the family suggests: The First Baptist Church of Beech Grove. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE OGLES FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Funeral services for John Lee Nichols age 88 of Shelbyville were held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at Eastview Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Forsythe & Bro. Dave Turner officiating. Burial followed in Willow Mount Cemetery. Mr. John passed from this life Tuesday night at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville. Visitation was held Friday, from 1 p.m. until the service time at 3 p.m. at the church. Born Nov. 3, 1924 in Wartrace, Tenn., he was the son of the late Houston & Nellie Seagroves Nichols and was preceded in death by his son Rudy Lee Nichols, first wife Dorothy Ruth Nippers Nichols, sister Mary Addie Moore & brothers Eugene & Mitchell Nichols. Mr. John worked for Bedford Cheese Co for several years, then later worked for Dairymen Inc., as a repair specialist for milking equipment and cooling systems -and was a master plumber. John later joined back-up with Bedford Cheese as a driver. During the spring and summer months, John would be found in his garden tending to his veggies and tomatoes. When not working he would be spending time fishing the abundance of lakes and the rivers that Tennessee has to offer and he loved to bowl. Mr. Nichols was a member of the Eastview Baptist Church and loved his extended church family. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ruby Mae Nichols, children; John Edwin Nichols of Greenville, Miss., Jerry Avery Nichols of Shelbyville, step-children; Sharon (Wayne) Cook of Bell Buckle, Randy Teal of Shelbyville, Phyllis (Nick) Ursino, Debbie (Tim) Lawson of Shelbyville, side-kicks (pets) Ginger & Caesar, 19 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Eastview Baptist Church, 404 Fairoak St. Shelbyville, Tenn. 37160. DOAK-HOWELL FUNERAL HOME IS SERVING THE FAMILY. WWW.DOAKHOWELLFUNERALHOME.COM


Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Faye Humphres, age 64, of Normandy, were conducted at noon Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother L.E. Butler officiating. Interment followed at Fredonia Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday prior to services from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon. Mrs. Humphres passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. after an extended illness. She was born September 1, 1948 in Winchester, TN the daughter of the late Clarence Lamar Dotson and Jean Jernigan Dotson. In earlier years, Doris was a cosmetologist and operated “House of Hair” in Tullahoma and also worked doing hair in Manchester. Later, she was employed with the State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services, as a Juvenile Counselor for over 18 years. Following this, she also worked as a counselor at the Inman Home for Girls where upon its closing she retired. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Ed, in their RV to Florida and various places. She also enjoyed fishing and camping. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with the newest edition to her family, her great-grandson, Jace. She also adored her beloved dogs, Little Bit and Precious. She is survived by her devoted husband and friend of over 16 years, Ed Humphres of Normandy; three sons, Tim York and wife, Tamera of Wartrace, Tenn; Kelly York of Chattanooga, Tenn; and Shane York of Manchester, Tenn; two grandchildren, Trestin York and Madison York both of Wartrace; and great-grandson, Jace Finch. Also surviving are two sisters, Brenda Dotson of Manchester; Debbie Poff and husband, Elroy of Manchester; and one brother, Robert Dotson also of Manchester and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. Online condolences may be made to COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. DORIS HUMPHRES.


Funeral services for Ms. Terri Lin Hensley, age 52, of Beech Grove, Tenn will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Lakewood Baptist Church with Brother Wade Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Coffee County. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m. Ms. Hensley passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was born January 1, 1961 in Nashville, Tenn the daughter of Mrs. Beverley Joan Ede Bracey and the late Odie C. “Sonny” Bracey. She graduated from Madison High School in Madison, Tenn. Terri had many hobbies she enjoyed including, cooking, scrapbooking and especially gardening. She adored her family and especially loved her four grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as “Nana Sugar Baby” and “Granny-Nanny”. She enjoyed life and will be remembered for her caring ways and her sense of humor. In addition to her mother, Beverley “Nicky” Bracey of Beech Grove, Terri is survived by two daughters, Misty Hay of Bon Aqua, Tenn and Wendy Perella of Dickson, Tenn; four grandchildren, Alaya, Avery, and Abagail Hay and Adam Cole Perella; two brothers, Jim R. Bracey of Nashville and Michael D. Bracey of Madison, Tenn; and her fiancé, Jackie Ray Johnson of Nashville and other loving family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be in Memory of Terri to Lakewood Baptist Church, 619 Ferrell’s Loop Rd, Beechgrove, TN 37018. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MS. TERRY LIN HENSLEY.