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Obituaries June 4

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm


Sylvester Tyrone Norman was born on March 7, 1963 in Manchester, Tennessee.  On Monday morning, May 26th God sent a loving angel to bring Sylvester on Home to Bright Glory.  He quietly obeyed and his spirit filled soul took its flight across death’s valley. He attended the Manchester City School System and graduated from Central High School. Sylvester was an active member of the Coffee County Rescue Squad; He was employed with the City of Manchester as a Crossing Guard.  He was elected Constable. He accepted Jesus Christ into his heart, and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Manchester, Tennessee. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Zeda Norman Brantley and Willie Brantley; two daughters, Raveana Noon of Tullahoma, Tennessee; Tiana Norman of Manchester, Tennessee; grandmother, Vivian Northcutt of Manchester, Tennessee; two sisters, Christy (Daryl) Wray of Manchester, Tennessee; Jennifer of McMinnville, Tennessee; three uncles, Lonnie Norman of Manchester, Tennessee;  Carl Norman (Shirley) of California; and  Henry Clay of Nashville, Tennessee; two aunts, Jackie Northcutt of Manchester, Tennessee; and Mildred Norman of Manchester, Tennessee;  a host of nieces, cousins, and friends; special friends, Neal Simmons, Jerry Francis, and Keith Anthony. Visitation was on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.  –  8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. The Funeral Service was conducted on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Sutton and Pastor Robert McClean officiating. Burial followed at the Cypress Gardens Cemetery in Manchester, Tennessee. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.



Funeral services for Mr. Franklin Myers, age 75, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Marion Pope officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Mr. Myers passed away on Sunday, June 1 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Mr. Myers was born in Grundy County, the son of the late Luther and Demi Fults Myers.  He was a logger for Randy Fults Sawmill.  He enjoyed farming, plowing, working in his vegetable garden, and tinkering with anything mechanical. Franklin is survived by one son, James F. Myers of Manchester; one daughter, Catrina Weddington and her husband, Thomas of Manchester; two brothers, Bill and Kenneth Myers; two sisters, Marie Carlson and Hester Young; and two grandchildren, Donnavon Phillips and Taylor Myers. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE MYERS FAMILY




Graveside services for Ms. Stephanie Ann Tucker Phillips, age 43, of Hillsboro, will be conducted Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Brother Steven Hovater officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Ms. Phillips passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Nashville surrounded by her loving family. Stephanie was born October 27, 1970 to her parents, Roger Allen Tucker and Phyllis Ann Womble Prather. After graduating from Tullahoma High School in 1988, Stephanie successfully achieved her CNA license from Tennessee Technological University and went on to receive her Medical Assistant License in 2012 from Kaplan University. Stephanie loved helping people and she enjoyed living life.  She was passionate about riding motorcycles, being outdoors, camping and fishing. She was also a faithful follower of the TV show “Dallas”. Ms. Stephanie was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles Vernon Tucker and Maggie Ruth Tant Tucker; maternal grandparents Thurston Womble and Cova Hatfield Womble; and step-mother Janice Marie Brandon Tucker. Ms. Phillips is survived by her loving companion, Michael Anthony “Mike” Smith of Hillsboro, Tennessee; father, Roger A. Tucker of Tullahoma, Tennessee;  mother, Phyllis Ann Prather and husband, Robert, of Manchester, Tennessee;  two daughters Kellie Lynn Phillips of Manchester and Shauna Marye Davenport and husband, Johnathan of   Manchester, Tennessee;  two step-sons, Timothy Bruce Phillips, II and Brett Dewayne Phillips, both of Tullahoma, Tennessee; and a special uncle, Billy Womble of Tullahoma,  Tennessee.  Ms. Stephanie was known and loved as Nana and Nannie by Mike’s grandchildren, Keylee and Eli Duty. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MS. STEPHANIE ANN TUCKER PHILLIPS.




Mrs. M. Alberta Poff Johnson of Tullahoma passed away after her long hard battle with cancer on May 29, 2014. She was 78 years old. She was the wife of the late Howard A. “Buddy” Johnson of Tullahoma for over 50 years. Mrs. Johnson was born May 3, 1936 as the only child of the late Albert Poff of Manchester and Hazel Roberts Poff Vandygriff of Summitville. She was preceded in death by her only son in 2013, Rikio A. Johnson of Shelbyville. She is survived by her daughter, Rene’ K. Johnson Pearce of Baton Rouge, LA., granddaughter Danielle E. Morrison Bachman of Tullahoma,  grandson Damien E. Morrison of Murfreesboro,  great granddaughter Jenna Bachman of Tullahoma,  a very devoted sister- in- law Mary Jo “Jody” Johnson Daniels of Tullahoma, a devoted brother- in-law Jerry O. Johnson of Tullahoma, her best friend of 74 years Shirley Cooley Mann of Manchester and a host of loving friends, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Johnson had been an employee of Redstone Arsenal in the late 1950’s and was employed at Arnold Airforce Base as the manager of B.X. from where she retired. She was a huge Alabama football fan and loved fishing and taking care of her yard. She also enjoyed reading and when her late husband was alive they enjoyed taking pictures at the lake. There will be a private memorial service for family and friends at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at TULLAHOMA FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. M. ALBERTA POFF JOHNSON.