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Obituaries – June 12, 2013

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 9:24 am


Mr. Robert Lathan Sharp, age 51, of Tullahoma, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center. No services are scheduled. DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Allen, Floy “Flo”, 84, of Tullahoma, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Kilgore Funeral Home. There will be a private family graveside service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13th, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Graveside services for Mrs. Annie Sue Norris West, age 72 of Manchester will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12 at the Asbury Cemetery with Rev. Billy Robinson officiating. Visitation with the West family will be from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. West passed away Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. West was born in Manchester, Tennessee the daughter of the late James H. Norris, Sr., and Sara Thelma Jernigan Norris. She was a hairdresser for most of her life and made the highest score on her hairdresser state boards known in over 20 years. Mrs. West loved reading, traveling, caring for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Ragsdale Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant son, James Lloyd Whittington. Her survivors are; her husband, Kenneth West of Manchester; 2 daughters, Tanya (Doug) Spring of Picayune, Miss., Sue (Steve) Richardson of Manchester; 2 brothers, James (Wynette) Norris, Jr of Manchester, Thomas Gary Norris of Manchester; 2 sisters, Sharon (Joe Dale) Little of Decherd, Rebecca (Larry) Lafever of Smartt Station; grandchildren, Kelli (Julio) Garcia, Kris Spring, Haley Richardson, Hannah Richardson; great grandchildren, Ayden Garcia and Jayden Garcia; several nieces, nephews and cousins. For those who wish to make memorial donations, the family suggests: The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, 3322 West End Ave, Ste 900 Nashville, TN 37203 MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE WEST FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM.


Vaughan, Laurette Wender, age 89 of Manchester, Tennessee and former Warner Robins, Georgia resident of over 40 years, passed from this life on June 5, 2013 at the McArthur Manor in Manchester. She was a retired Speech Pathologist and a graduate of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. She was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia to her parents, the late William H. Wender and Theresa C. Madison Wender. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Vaughan; granddaughter, Lisa Vaughan; and brothers, Bill Wender, Neil Wender and Ray Wender. Mrs. Vaughan will be fondly remembered as one with a passion for acting and belonging to numerous little Theater Groups – the last was the Warner Robins Little Theater in Georgia. She acted in or directed over 30 plays with her last performance at age 82. In addition to her professional career and acting, she was a volunteer leadership trainer for AARP, traveling the world conducting workshops. She enjoyed reading, learning, storytelling, traveling, exploring Life and World Religions. Mrs. Vaughan was a member of the Congregation Sha’arey Israel of Macon, GA. She is survived by her son, Robert E. Vaughan, Jr. and Thelma of Rockwood, TN; daughters, Bonnie V. Miller and Bob of Manchester, Tenn., Dina Vaughan and Stan of Bainbridge Island, Wash. and Wendy Wheeler and David of Chattanooga, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends gathered for a time of remembrance and celebration from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Central Funeral Home in Manchester, Tenn. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mildred “Millie” Stubblefield, age 89 of Morrison, TN passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 of natural causes. Beloved wife of the late, James G. Stubblefield, compassionate sister to Peter, Dom and Vinny Lirosi. Loving mother of Sandy Stubblefield of Morrison, TN. Caring Grandmother to Cherrie Sage-Albertson, Peter Albertson and Great-grandmother to Kyle, Andromeda, Leanndra, and Orion Albertson of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Lena and Peter Lirosi, she went on to live in places including Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Daytona Beach, Fla. A loyal friend to many that came into her life. She dedicated her life to being a mother and devoted wife. She enjoyed arts and pottery, as well as having a career in sales. Private memorial services will be held at a later time. In lieu of cards or flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. To those who came in contact with Millie, our lives were forever changed. Online condolences may be made to COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. MILDRED “MILLIE” STUBBLEFIELD.


Eileen Louise Howe, age 87 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on May 31, 2013. She was a retired Secretary for the Seminole County, Florida Tax Office and was a member of the FIrst Baptist Church in Manchester. She was born in Akron, Ohio to her parents, the late Wallace R. Bushman and Ruth A. Bean Bushman and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Howe and brother, Thomas Bushman. Mrs. Howe is survived by her son, David A. Howe and his wife Melanie of Manchester, TN and daughter, Patricia L. Hall and her husband Kenny of Manchester, TN; brother, Wallace R. Bushman, Jr. of Port Orange, Florida; four grandchildren, Lori Chambers, Valerie Drake, David Hall and Katie Young; nine great-grandchildren, Nicolas , Michael and Josh Graham, Jessica and Cole Sons, Dustin and Victoria Norris, Elizabeth Young and David Hall; one great-great grandson, Parker Andrew Graham; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Funeral Service was conducted on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating. Burial was at the Oaklawn Park Cemetery in Sanford, Florida on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the American Cancer Society (Breast Cancer Research). CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Paul Marshall Halmontaller, 84, of Crossville, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mary Halmontaller, brothers Roy, Glenn and Robert Halmontaller and son Charles “Chuck” Halmontaller. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Minnie Wright Halmontaller, son Paul T. (Tommy) Halmontaller of Manchester, daughter Nina (Jim) Coppinger of Hixson, daughter-in-law Nancy Halmontaller of Crossville. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Paul was retired from Bell South telephone company after a 42 year career. Graveside services were held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Manchester. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Coffee County Funeral Chapel in Manchester. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams Street, Crossville, TN 38555 or Northside Neighborhood House, 211 Minor St., Chattanooga, TN 37405. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONOREDTO SERVE THE FAMILY OF PAUL HALMONTALLER.


Johnson, Lorena Simmons, age 85 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the United Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Johnson was a housewife and was born in Coffee County, Tenn. to her parents, the late Lee Simmons and Minnie Reed Simmons. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Cecil Simmons and Freeman Banks. She loved her family and enjoyed canning and cooking for them. She also enjoyed flowers, reading, traveling animals, collecting Snoopy characters and Church. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of over 64 years, Wade W. Johnson of Manchester, TN; sons, Tony L. Johnson and his wife Sheila and Steve W. Johnson and his wife Cheryl all of Manchester, TN; daughter, Jane Stacy and her husband Mark of Manchester, TN; sisters, Ruth Shelton and Betty Lemons both of Manchester, TN; three grandchildren, Greg Johnson, Jennifer Henry and Jacob Bell all of Manchester, TN; four great-grandchildren, Kaine Johnson, Kani Johnson, Cahlin Henry and Casen Henry all of Manchester, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. The Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Hurricane Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Mr. L.H. Burnett age 94, of Pelham, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mr. Burnett spent his life serving. First and foremost he was committed to serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Next came his family. He was married to Gladys Crabtree for 68 years. They raised three sons and served as role models to all young citizens in Grundy County. L.H. served his country in WWII as a member of the Army Air Corps. He served in numerous civic organizations and was chairman of the Grundy County School Board. He was also chairman of the Grundy County Commission. Next to the service to his Lord and Savior and Family, L.H. was most proud of his service to the Grundy County Soil Conservation. He served this organization for more than 50 years and was the chairman of the organization until his death. It was through this organization that L.H. became involved in reclaiming the land left scarred by strip mining. L.H. led an effort that succeeded in requiring that land be reclaimed not only in Grundy County but also all of Tennessee and other states where strip mining had occurred. This effort required his testimony before both the United States senate and house of representatives. His life of service as a rural letter carrier, farmer, father, civic leader and Christian should serve as a model for all generations.Mr. Burnett was born to the Late John, and Mary Jane Burnett March 13, 1919 in Pelham, TN. Mr. Burnett was a member of Decherd First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Burnett was preceded in death by his loving wife Mrs. Gladys Burnett, two sisters Madelene Hamby, and Lenora Payne; two brothers Jim Burnett, and Wilson Burnett. Survivors include his sons and their wives Edwin (Carol) Burnett of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Byron (Deborah) Burnett of Manchester, Tenn. and Carlton (Angie) Burnett of Pelham, Tenn.; three grandchildren Mandy, Nathan, and Michael; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 in the chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home. Minister Bob Vickers, and Reverend Riley Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Warren Cemetery in Pelham, Tennessee with full military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard. The family received friends Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made by visiting ARRANGEMENTS PROVIDED BY CUMBERLAND FUNERAL HOME 207 MABEE AVENUE MONTEAGLE, TN 37356 (931) 924-2381