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Obituaries – March 27, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

Rev. John “Jay” Fuller, 84

Rev. John “Jay” Fuller, age 84 of Ash Flat, Arkansas formerly of Pocahontas, Arkansas, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 in Salem, Arkansas.  Funeral services were Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Highland Cemetery located in Highland, Arkansas. ALL ARRANGEMENTS ARE BY TRI-COUNTY FUNERAL HOME OF HIGHLAND, ARKANSAS. WWW.TRICOUNTYFUNERALHOME.COM

Julia Hagan

Jenkins, 89

Julia Hagan Jenkins, 89, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Chattanooga, TN. She was a native of Pulaski, TN, where she graduated from Martin College. She also attended George Peabody College in Nashville. She lived many years in Manchester, TN, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was employed at AEDC. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Herbert and Sallie Will Hagan; sister, Barbara Hagan Richards; granddaughter, Lauren Jenkins; and grandson, Michael Jenkins. She is survived by sons, Tom (Becca) Jenkins and John (Judy) Jenkins; grandsons, Thomas (Kimberly) Jenkins, and Bryant Jenkins; granddaughters, Allison, Kimberly, Michelle and Rebecca Jenkins; sister, Carolyn Hagan Denison; nieces, Barbara (Gary) Haugen and Leesa (Mark) Merriman; and nephews, Jay (Donna) Richards and Alex (Nicole) Denison; and two great-nieces, Caroline (Quentin) Wiest and Elaine (Brad) Clark. A graveside service was held Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, TN. County Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 105 Church Street, Manchester, TN, 37355. ARRANGEMENTS ARE BY BENNETT-MAY-GILES.

Anthony Wade


Medley, 41

Anthony Wade “Tony” Medley, 41, passed away March 25, 2013 at his home in Manchester after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma with pastor Jimmy Kesey of New Haven Baptist Church in Tullahoma officiating. Burial will follow at Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Tony was a member of the New Haven Baptist Church in Tullahoma and loved to go fishing. He is preceded in death by his father, Lawton Medley. He is survived by mother Sandra Faye Medley, of Tullahoma, brother Ernie Medley, his loving wife Tonya Medley, and his children Anthony Blake Medley and Delaney Medley, all of Manchester. He is also survived by father-in-law Larry (Mary) Champion, of Manchester; sisters-in-law Renee (Amp) Sanders of Shelbyville, Donnita Stacey, of Bell Buckle, Shannon (Francisco) Infante, of Shelbyville, Lucinda Medley, of Manchester; nieces and nephews Todd and Timmy Sanders of Shelbyville, Lauren, Alli and Lane Stacey, of Bell Buckle, Kayla, Tyler and Chad Infante, of Shelbyville, Cecilia, Patricia, Matt, Mitch and Billy Medley, of Manchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a memorial fund to Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home, 401 N. Jackson St. Tullahoma. DAVES CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Rosa E. Nunley

Rosa E. Nunley of Ocala, FL, previously of Shady Grove, TN went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2013.  She was born in Cannon County, TN to the late Jesse and Gladys Sissom.  The family resided in Pocahontas, TN.  In 1940, she married Wm. Alva Nunley and moved to Indianapolis, IN, where she gave birth to three children, Richard, Ronald, and Vicki. She loved her clubs.  She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star and also the Rebeccas, where she held the position of Worthy Matron.  She also attended Summitville Home Makers Club, Shady Grove Quilting club and many more.  She had 5 grandkids and 7 great grandkids, and many, many nieces and nephews and a loving and caring son-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse & Gladys Sissom; her husband, Wm. Alva Nunley; her daughter, Vicki Schafer; her son, Ronald; a sister, Laura Neal; and 3 brothers, Lelon, Willard, and Charlie Sissom.  She leaves behind to cherish her memories, one son, Richard (Pam) Nunley of Indianapolis, IN, and a brother, John D. (Jan) Sissom of Kokomo, IN. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Shady Grove, TN for many years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glendon W. Cantrell officiating.  Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery where she was laid to rest beside her loving husband.  Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE NUNLEY FAMILY.


Joe Ernest

Parham, 73

Memorial services for Mr. Joe Ernest Parham, age 73, of Midway, were conducted at noon on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Horizon Health & Rehab in Manchester with Bro. Tommy Underwood officiating.  Mr. Parham passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15 at Horizon Health & Rehab. Mr. Parham was born in Cumberland County, TN, the son of the late James Claude and Mary Jane McCormick Parham.   In earlier years, he was a self-employed auto mechanic.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. InParham addition to his parents, Mr. Parham was also preceded in death by his son, James William “Jim Bo” Parham of Crossville.  He is survived by his companion and love of 33 years, Mary Frances St. Charles; daughter, Sherry Parham Neal of Crossville; five brothers, James Terry (Diane) Parham of Midway, Sammy (Edna) Parham of Manchester, Sidney (Wanda) Parham of Morrison, Donnie (Sherry) Parham of Hillsboro, and Gary (Beverly) Parham of Manchester; two sisters, Carolyn (Roy) Bush of Midway and Reta (Carl Vaughn) Parham of Hillsboro; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great, great nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is Joe’s second family, the nursing techs and staff at Horizon Health & Rehab. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE PARHAM FAMILY.  WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM

Opal Lee Ragland, 90

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Lee Ragland, age 90, of Manchester were conducted at noon Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Clayton Jones officiating.  Interment followed at Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon.  Mrs. Ragland went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Murfreesboro.  She was born Opal Lee Gross on January 24, 1923 the daughter of the late Albert Gross and Gussie Winton Gross.  She grew up at the foot of the mountain in Huberts Cove.  She received her education at Marvin Chapel Schoolhouse and received Christ as her Savior at Marvin Chapel Church. At the young age of 18, while at the Wesley’s Chapel picnic, Opal met the love of her life, Murphy Ragland.  They were wed January 19, 1941 and resided in Birmingham, AL until Murphy was called to service in WWII.  Following this, the couple moved back to Huberts Cove, a place which they loved, where they had and raised two daughters and many fond memories. Opal was a devoted mother, who enjoyed birthdays and holidays with her family, all the while cooking for them and making them feel special.  Opal lived through many tough times but always had a smile on her face and in her heart as she saw herself as blessed by God.  She was an active member of the Wesley’s Chapel Church, where alongside her husband, she worked diligently to serve the Lord.  She also enjoyed gardening and her beautiful flowers. For Opal, living to see her family grow from two daughters to five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild and doing so next to her husband of 68 years, was the best life one could ask for. In addition to her parents and her younger brother, Opal is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Murphy as of August 11, 2009.  This day, the family that she loved so much and loved her equally can take comfort in knowing that she has joined Murphy and they are with Christ. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. OPAL LEE RAGLAND.

John William

Rogers, 75

Funeral services for Mr. John William Rogers, age 75, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. David Petty and James Smith officiating.  Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family was from noon until time of service at the funeral home.  Mr. Rogers passed away at his residence on Tuesday evening. Mr. Rogers was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late Willie Wilburn and Mary Ida Poff Rogers.  He was a welder and a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.  He loved to fish and was known for his white beans and beef stew. Mr. Rogers is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Rogers of Manchester; two sons, Johnnie Ray Newlin  and Billy Rogers, both of Florida; one daughter, Susie Henn of Michigan City, IN; step children, Ava Thomas, Lannis Riddle, Jeff Riddle, and Anna Holmes, all of Manchester, and Carla Martin of Nashville; three brothers, H.B., Jerry, and A.C. Rogers, all of Manchester; two sisters, Dean Jones of Manchester and Jean Agents of Warren, MI;  several grandchildren and great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE ROGERS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


David Scott, 31

Funeral services for Mr. Christopher David Scott, age 31, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed in Asbury Cemetery.  Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until time of service on Sunday.  Mr. Scott passed away at Medical Center of Manchester on Wednesday. Mr. Scott was born in Manchester, TN, the son of David Scott and Betty Jane Reed Scott, both of Manchester.  He graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 1999 and worked for Mills Flooring for several years.  He loved his children and family, liked playing video games, making jokes, and spending time with his friends. Christopher was preceded in death by grandparents, Johnnie Reed, Sadie Reed, Dan Scott, and Bobbie Ruth Cheney; an uncle, Jeff Scott; and his step-father, Tony Scott.  In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his wife of 15 years, Chasity Scott of Manchester; two sons, Dillian and Logan Scott of Manchester; one daughter, Erica Scott of Manchester; one brother, Kyle Scott of Manchester; three sisters, Toni Victory, Danielle Baker, and Angel Baker, all of Manchester; mother-in-law, Becky Privett; grandmother, Deidra Scott; grandmother-in-law, Betty June Thomas; brother- and sister-in-law, Stacy and Marie Johnson; sister-in-law, April Dixon; brother-in-law, Jessie Privett; and half-sister, Chelsea Scott. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE SCOTT FAMILY.


Joyce Trimue, 77

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Trimue, age 77, of Manchester were conducted Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Earl Cairns officiating.  Interment followed at Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation was held Sunday from noon until time of services at 2 p.m.  Mrs. Trimue passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. She was born August 12, 1935 in Flint, Michigan the daughter of the late Clarence Smith and Florence McPhee Smith.  Upon their retirement, Joyce and her husband moved to Manchester in 1985.   She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother who loved her family.  Joyce enjoyed cooking for her family and she loved the holiday seasons she spent with them.  One of her favorite pastimes was watching the longtime T.V. soap opera “The Young and The Restless”.  She had a talent for all kinds of crafts, including painting, pottery and macrome`.  She loved animals, especially dogs and Joyce also loved anything to do with frogs.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene Trimue, who passed away in 2000; a daughter, Debra Ann Walters and a brother, Rex Conrad.  Survivors include two children, Alan Eugene  Trimue, Sr., of Saginaw, MI; a daughter, Tina Trimue of Hillsboro, TN; son-in-law, Roger Walters and wife, Anita of Fayetteville, TN; eight grandsons; Shannon Alan Walters; Alan E. Trimue Jr.; Jesse Alan Trimue; Richard William Trimue; Jasyn Michael Trimue; Ronald Trimue; Daniel Trimue; and Colin Blaine Neitzke; and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is her brother, Orville Conrad and wife, Virginia of Detroit, MI and a sister-in-law, Janice Conrad of Mayville, MI; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.   Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. JOYCE TRIMUE.