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Obituaries – March 20, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

Lois Allmon, 102

Mrs. Lois Allmon, 102, of Manchester died March 17, 2013. She was born on July 5, 1910 in Bells, Tennessee. Her parents were the late Frank Jacob Perryman and Florence (Peavyhouse) Perryman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Iris Allmon; brother, Cleatus Perryman and half-brothers, John Perryman and William Perryman; sisters, Martha Lamberson, Louise Sampson and Eunice Lamberson. She is survived by her daughters, Linda & Thurman Walden of Manchester, Nancy & Stephen Shoemaker of West Jefferson, NC, and Eugenia & Barry Donbaugh of Douglasville, GA; grandchildren, Michael Shannon Stone, Heather Erin Stone and Jennifer Donbaugh Henesler; one great grandchild, Elena Henesler. Mrs. Allmon was a member of the Church of Christ and taught Bible School for many years, while her husband preached. She earned a Secreterial Certificate from the Watkins Institute. Worked for Bell Telephone for a period of time and for DuPont where she met her future husband. Also, for many years she sold World Books door to door. She loved to sew and taught many other ladies. She enjoyed canning and taking care of her family. Graveside services will be held at Trousdale Cemetery in Warren County on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Charles Williams will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Timothy Hill Children’s Home or Camp Shiloh. CONTACT SMITH FUNERAL HOME FOR DETAILS. (615)563-5337



Eugene D.

Armstrong, 82

ARMSTRONG, Eugene D., age 82 of Manchester, Tennessee and former Florida resident, passed away on March 15, 2013 at the Life Care Center in Tullahoma, TN.

Mr. Armstrong was a retired police sergeant serving 22 years with Rivera Beach, Florida  Police Department and was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Boyse Armstrong, daughter, Evelyn Armstrong and step-sons, James Clews and Richard Clews. He will be fondly remembered as a loving family man who cared about other people, his community and enjoyed hunting and raising cattle. Mr. Armstrong is survived by his loving wife, Barbara A. Christian Armstrong of Manchester, TN; three children, Mary Pabst of Lake Worth, FL,  Eugene Armstrong, Jr. of Lake Worth, FL  and  Brenda Herbs and her husband Everett of Manchester, TN; one brother, William Armstrong of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, Kimberly Pabst, Wesley Pabst, “J.J.” Herbs and Suzanne Herbs; one great-grandchild, Darlus Mason; daughter-in-law, Lorna Clews of Normandy, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends in Tennessee and Florida. Visitation was on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 5 – 8 p.m.  and  will also be on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 2-3 p.m. both at the Lakeview Baptist Church on Rhoton’s Chapel Road. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the Church on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. following the visitation. Burial will be at the Lakeview Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.

Viola Hopkins
Brewer, 93

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Hopkins Brewer, age 93, of Manchester, were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating.  Interment followed at Forest Mill Cemetery.  Visitation was held Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m..  Mrs. Brewer passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at McArthur Manor in Manchester. She was born October 15, 1919 in Knoxville, TN the daughter of the late Harry Daniel Hopkins and Bessie Carrier Hopkins.  She graduated from Knoxville General School of Nursing in 1942, where she was President of her Senior Nursing class.   On September 19, 1942, she married Ralph W. Brewer and the two began their life of 61 years together.  Mrs. Brewer served in various nursing positions including Public Health Nurse in Knoxville until her retirement in 1980.  She enjoyed traveling and cooking and was known by friends and family members for the delectable pound cakes she would share. Upon retirement, the couple relocated to Manchester.  Throughout Mrs. Brewer’s life, serving the Lord through mission work was extremely important to her.  She was active with the Woman’s Missionary Union group for many years, where she and her husband helped to build several churches including Boynton Valley Baptist Church in Coffee County.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all. She was a member of First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Brewer, who passed away in 2004, a son, S. Wallace Brewer, and a sister, Grace Williams. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Rabek and husband, Jeff of Galveston, TX; Becky Taylor and husband, Steve of Manchester, TN; seven grandchildren, Lara Tauber; Stan Brewer and wife, Kristin; Suzanne Pollack; Paul Rabek and wife, Kathryn,; Emily Norman and husband, Matt; Annie Bailey and husband, Brandon; and Katie Taylor; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lottie Moon Offering C/O First Baptist Church, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN  37355.  Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. VIOLA HOPKINS BREWER.

Thomas C.

Harryman, 70

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas C. Harryman, age 70, of Manchester, were conducted  at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Craddock and Bro. Donald Gregory officiating.  Burial followed in Summitville Cemetery.  Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  Mr. Harryman passed away Tuesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Mr. Harryman was born in Oklahoma, the son of the late Charles and Kathryn Blaylock Harryman.  For almost 50 years, he was employed by the State of Tennessee as a civil engineer in bridge inspections.  He was a member of Summitville First Baptist Church.  He enjoyed fishing, UT football, and for 20 years, he was involved in Manchester Baseball programs.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Thomas was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Harryman.  He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Janice Sanders Harryman of Manchester; two sons, Charles (Donna) Harryman of Hillsboro and Joben Clancy of Morrison; two daughters, Kava (Mark) Petty of Manchester and Roxanne (John Allen) Howlette of Morrison; one brother, Jimmy Harryman of Manchester; three sisters, Margaret Bandy of Franklin County, Norma Baker of Manchester, and Sharon Brown of Alabama; nine grandchildren, Phil and Chris Petty, Dusty and Maddie Harryman, Matthew and Jaci Howlette, Mandy and Chanda Harmon, and Trey Duke; and eight great grandchildren. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE HARRYMAN FAMILY.


Shirley Jo

Keough, 61

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Jo Keough, age 61, of Manchester were conducted Friday, March 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Albert Watters officiating.  Burial followed at Fredonia Cemetery.  Visitation was held Friday, March 15, 2013 from noon until time of services.  Mrs. Keough passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at Manchester Health Care.   She was born March 9, 1952 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of the late Joe Sam Robertson and Margaret Marie Caldwell Robertson.  Shirley’s father was in the United States Air Force and during her youth, the family moved quite a bit. She graduated from Warren County High School in 1970 and much later moved to Manchester to be closer to her daughter.  Shirley had a very special ability to connect with people.  As a result, she truly loved people and was a gifted care giver for the mentally disabled.  She also served as a devout member of AA for over 18 years.  She had a passion for all types of music which she enjoyed listening to.  Shirley was a spiritual person, loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all. In addition to her parents, she is preceded by her spouse, Kenny Keough. Survivors include her loving, devoted daughter, Katrina Banaski and husband, Richard of Manchester; four grandchildren, Gage Hutchings, Ella Hutchings, Brooke Banaski and Christian Banaski;  two step-sons, Christopher Keough and Lance Keough; one sister, Sue Downs and husband, Richard of Antioch, TN; and a special niece, Melody Goodwin. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. SHIRLEY JO KEOUGH.

Richard Allen

“Cookie” LaCook, 93

LaCook, Richard Allen “Cookie” of Lynchburg, passed this life on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma at the age of 73. Funeral service was held Monday, March 18th, 2013. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. KILGORE FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

Alene Armendia Powell, 85

Funeral services for Mrs. Alene Armendia Powell, age 85, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Roger Davis officiating.  Visitation was from noon until time of service at the funeral home.  Mrs. Powell passed away on Wednesday at her residence. Mrs. Powell was born in Coffee County, TN, the daughter of the late Houston and Leona Fletcher Freeze.  She was a homemaker and a member of New Union Church of Christ.  She enjoyed bowling, playing golf, going to church, and hummingbirds. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Powell was also preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Rigney and Opel Davis; two brothers, Virgil and Russell Freeze.  She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Ralph Powell of Manchester; one son, Randy Powell and wife, Amparo of North Carolina; Sharon Powell of Manchester; three grandchildren, Tina Gilliam, David Esslinger, and Brandi Mason; 7 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandchild. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE POWELL FAMILY



Edith Elnora

Rankins, 84

Mrs. Edith Elnora Rankins 84, of Shelbyville, TN passed Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Heritage Medical Center. She will lie in state Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 11-12 noon at Mullin Chapel AME Church. Interment Ervin Cemetery, Shelbyville, TN.  Online condolences may be sent to J.A. WELTON & SON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS. 

Willene D. Rowe

Mrs. Willene D. Rowe of Victorville, California, native of Tullahoma, TN

passed Monday, March 4, 2013 at Desert Knolls Hospital in California. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. March 16. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. J.A. WELTON & SON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.  WWW.WELTONFUNERALHOME.COM

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