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Obituaries – June 5, 2013

Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 9:10 am



Funeral services for Mrs. Julie Trammell, age 54, of Manchester were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Brandon Stutts officiating. Burial followed at Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Trammell passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at Medical Center of Manchester. She was born January 7, 1959 in Manchester, TN the daughter of the late William Lloyd McCormick and Geraldine McCormick Vincent. Mrs. Trammell was a factory worker for many years. She deeply valued her family and they were her everything. Mrs. Trammell liked to laugh. She enjoyed church and was a member of the Faith Free Will Baptist in Manchester. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd “Button” Eliga McCormick and William “Billy” Robert McCormick. Survivors include her loving mother, Geraldine McCormick Vincent of Manchester; three daughters, Jennifer Trammell of Florida, Christy Trammell of Manchester, and Shirley Trammell of Tullahoma; four grandchildren, Allie, Kevin, Anna and Will; two sisters, Tammy McCormick of Tul-lahoma and Gina Lynn Swoape and husband, Ralph, of Manchester. Mrs. Trammell is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers the Trammell family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses. COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. JULIE TRAMMELL.


Memorial services for Shirley Louise Payne, age 53 of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Stroud officiating.  The family will receive friends beginning at noon, Sunday until time of service.  Mrs. Payne passed away Tuesday at Harton Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Payne was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania the daughter of Gerald Dayton Rutledge and Lillie Jean Christ.  She worked as a homemaker and had a passion for gardening.  Shirley was a loving mother and friend to all.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her uncle, Raymond Rutledge, who along with his wife, Joyce, raised her. Shirley is survived by her husband, Tommy Payne; the aunt and uncle who raised her, Raymond and Joyce Rutledge; one son, Matt Culp of Manchester; two daughters, Mandy Payne Lockridge of Fisher, Indiana, Ashley Payne of Murfreesboro; six brothers, Jerry Rutledge, Fredrick Gabriel, Johnny Rutledge, Terry Rutledge, Chris Rutledge, and Mike Rutledge; five sisters, Rita Stroud, Rellis Clements, Kathy Gabriel, Mary Espinoza, Patsy Hendron; and two grandchildren, Tatiyana Lockridge of Fisher, Indiana, and Braylon Payne of Murfreesboro.  MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE PAYNE FAMILYWWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM.



Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Robinson, age 72 of the Gnat Hill community in Manchester, TN, were 1t 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Gnat Hill cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 4-9 p.m. Sunday, June 2nd, at the funeral home. Mrs. Robinson passed away Friday, May 31st at her home. Mrs. Robinson was born in Manchester, TN to the late Ashley and Carrie Bell Majors Jacobs on June 20, 1940. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved planting flowers, reading her Bible, singing gospel songs, collecting brooch pins, and she especially loved to rise early and cook her family a large breakfast. She also loved to call and check in with her many family members and friends. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Pocahontas Church of Christ. She had a special love for her church family. Mrs. Robinson is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Virgil Robinson; two sons, Virgil Eugene Robinson, Jr. of Manchester, and Jeffery Dwayne Robinson of Nashville; one daughter, Lisa Statum of Manchester; two grandchildren, Ashlie (Jere-my) Thompson and Dustin (Hilary) Statum; four great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Whitney Statum, Timothy Henderson, and Alexis Thompson; one brother, Paul Jacobs, and one sister, Francis (Franklin) Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE ROBINSON FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Mrs. Willeen Wanda Guess, age 84 of Manchester, formerly of Oak Grove, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at McArthur Manor in Manchester.  Mrs. Guess will be taken to Oak Grove, Louisiana for interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Guess was born in Lancaster, Ohio on September 2, 1928 the daughter of the late William and Mariam Grove Himes.  In her younger days, Mrs. Guess was a performer and horse trainer for Ringling Brothers Circus.  She loved listening to music, reading, and training dogs and horses.  Mrs. Guess was retired from Guess Used Cars in Manchester where she was the bookkeeper and was of the Methodist faith.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Paul Guess, Jr., and by a great grand daughter, Alexis Danielle Lowery.  Mrs. Guess is survived by: two step daughters- Mickey Guess (Bobby) Foster of Manchester, Judy Diane Lowery of Manchester, one step son-Oscar Paul Guess III of Manchester; Grandchildren- Michael (Shelby) Foster, Chris (Joanna) Foster, Missy Foster, Rhonda (Junior) Prater, Shane Lowery and Tiffany Guess Miller. Great grandchildren- Tripp and Tessa Foster, and Kierstyn, Amelia and Paisley Prater. For those who wish to make memorial donations, the family suggests: The Local Alzheimers Chapter. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE GUESS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM.


Memorial services for Dorothy Malinda Thomas, age 53 of Manchester were conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 30 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will received friends beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday until service time.  Mrs. Thomas passed away Saturday evening at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Thomas was born in Memphis, Tennessee the daughter of Jack L. Thomas and Juanita Stanley Thomas.   Malinda enjoyed spending time with her family, espe-cially her grandchildren, gardening, shopping, cooking, traveling and loved to watch her grandson play basebell.  She was a terrific mother and grandmotherShe was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Thomas, and by a daughter, Chrystal Good.  Malinda is survived by: her adopted father, Jack L. Thomas of Manchester; son Joseph Lee (Crystal) Good of Manchester; Brother, Billy (Gina) Thomas of Manchester; best friends, Pat Vanittia of Manchester & Vicki Farrar of Lynchburg; Grandchildren, Elijah Storm Gill, Katie Rain Gill, Dusty Lee Good and Hunter Joseph Good. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HON-ORED TO SERVE THE THOMAS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM