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Obituaries – June 19, 2013

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8:45 am


Donny Sissom passed away on June 11, 2013, at age 62 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse C. and Mildred Hibdon Sissom. He is survived by his son, Charles Brian Sissom; brother, Danny Sissom; and sister, Mary Irene Sissom. Donny was a retired farmer and was also employed as a Transportation Supervisor and Traffic Manager with Consolidated Freightways for 21 years. He was a 1968 graduate of Woodbury Central High School and completed the Motor Carrier Rate and Transportation Program at the University of Tennessee, Nashville, in 1974. He served on the freight-rate committees of Tennessee and the Interstate Commerce Commission and was a past member of the Nashville Traffic Club. Donny enjoyed the arts as a member of Cheekwood and patron of the Nashville Symphony. He was a member of the Kingwood Church of Christ. Visitation was on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 3-8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. until Chapel Service at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Smith Funeral Home, 303 Woodbury Rd, Woodbury, TN. 37190. 615-563-5337. . In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hope Well Cemetery fund through Smith Funeral Home.


Funeral services for Mr. Roger Michael Shelton, age 54, of Manchester were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Randall Thomas officiating. Burial followed at the Ragsdale Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013 to the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. Shelton passed away Friday, June 13, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Shelton was born September 12, 1958 in McMinnville, Tennessee. He was the son of Mrs. Ruby J. Shelton and the late William Jesse Shelton. Roger worked at the Manchester Livestock Market for many years. He enjoyed helping his mother and loved spending time with his grandchildren. His family was everything to him. Roger was a loving son and a kind man to everyone. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Shelton is preceded in death by his father, William Jesse Shelton, an infant son, Rodney M. Shelton, and an infant brother, Jeffrey Brent Shelton. Mr. Shelton is survived by his mother Ruby J. Shelton of Manchester, one son Brian M. Shelton and companion Julie of Manchester, one sister Lisa Foote and husband James of Manchester, one brother Ronnie Shelton of Manchester, four grandchildren, Christopher, Noah, Jade, and Shianna, three nephews, Kevin and Kris Ralston and Jason Shelton. Several aunts, uncles, and dear friends also survive. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF Roger Shelton.


Funeral services for Patsy Louise Burks Cottle, age 59, of Manchester, will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Leon Cornelison officiating. Burial will follow in Simmons Cemtery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Ms. Cottle passed away Saturday morning at Medical Center of Manchester. Ms. Cottle was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late Kenneth Burks and the late Carolyn Reed Burks. She was employed as a stockman for Walmart. She was of the Baptist faith, loved to sew, collected snow globes, and loved to travel. In addition to her parents, Ms. Cottle was also preceded in death by a brother, Danny Burks. She is survived by one daughter, Carol (Stephen) Curtis of Manchester; one son, Chris (Brandy) Hill of Manchester; and five grandchildren, Kiley, Hunter, Cara, Hannah, and Seth. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE COTTLE FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


James William ‘Jim’ Cunningham, of Manchester, TN, peacefully made his transition to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, shortly after midnight on June 12th, 2013. He was born February 7, 1929, in Muncie, IN to Roy William ‘Skin’ and Lottie Loraine Taylor Cunningham. Jim was extremely loving and proud of his children, Laney Ann Cunningham of Manchester, TN and James Michael Cunningham and his wife Robyn of Murfreesboro, TN. He is also survived by his dear sister, Fay Parks of Manchester, TN, granddaughter Jillian Winstead (Bill) Abed of Manchester, TN, granddaughter Jenna Dean Winstead of Nashville, TN, granddaughter Patricia Randal McMurtry of Murfreesboro, TN, grandson Dylan James Winstead of Manchester, TN, grandson Robert James Cunningham of Murfreesboro, TN, one great-grandson, Cason Andrew Abed, and longtime friend and companion, Vickie Farrar, as well as his many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends. Jim Cunningham was a 1946 graduate of Central High School, Manchester, TN and 1951 Baccalaureate graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville. During the remainder of his 84 years, he was a farmer, teacher and entrepreneur. Jim dedicated his life to serving his Lord and, with the true heart of a teacher, aided, guided, educated and comforted others. He served with the US Department of Agriculture, the US Farmers Home Administration, as well as piloting and partnering multiple business ventures. Jim Cunningham was a faithful and dutiful member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church congregation near Viola, TN, where he taught the Adult Sunday School class and served as Steward and Lay Speaker for over 40 years. Visitation with the family was on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Reverend Ben Day officiating. Interment will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Viola, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Wesley Chapel Cemetery Association for the Concession Stand Fund. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.


Anderson, Chasity Lynn, age 21, of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on June 10, 2013 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy W. Anderson; cousin, Amber Jones and grandparents, Kirby and Ella Rose Anderson. She will be fondly remembered as being a very special person who was loved by her family. She enjoyed being a mom, “muddin and riding four wheelers. Chasity is survived by her children, Nevaeh S. Valentin and EmaLynn Rose Onofrio both of Hillsboro, TN; companion, Shaun Onofrio; mother, Wanda Lynn Adams Stephens and step-father, Richard Bill Stephens of Hillsboro, TN; grandparents, Buck and Ann Adams of Hillsboro, TN; sisters, Chelsey Rose Anderson and Samantha Lou Stephens;brother-in-law, Bryan Hale; niece, Bailey Hale; nephew, Bryson Hale; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Wednesday evening, June 12, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2013 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Reverend Andy Sekulich officiating. Burial followed at the Beans Creek Church of Christ Cemetery in Hillsboro. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.