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Obituaries – May 15, 2013

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm



Graveside services for Mr. Terry Dale Davis, age 65 of Manchester will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Concord Cemetery with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.  Visitation with the Davis family was Tuesday, May 14th, from 4-8 p.m. at Manchester Funeral Home.  Mr. Davis passed away Saturday at the Medical Center of Manchester. Terry was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan the son of the late Robert E. Davis and Madeline Knight Davis.  He was a partner at Mid State Tire in Tullahoma and was a veteran of the US Marine Corps.  Terry loved traditional blacksmithing, shooting his guns, woodcrafting, was a knife maker and in his younger years was a body builder.  He enjoyed teaching others the crafts he practiced.  Mr. Davis was of the Pentecostal faith.  Terry is survived by: His wife of 29 years, Debra Davis of Manchester; twin children- Austin Davis and Abby Davis; two brothers- Ray Davis of Lynchburg, Tenn., Randall (Pat) Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; One sister- Sharon (Jim) Middleton of Atlanta, Ga.; Several nieces and nephews. MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE DAVIS FAMILY. WWW.MANCHESTERFUNERALHOME.COM


Funeral services for Mr. Max Stepp, age 86, of Beech Grove will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother David Stockton and Reverend Louis Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the funeral home. Mr. Stepp passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.  He was born November 24, 1926 in Beechgrove, TN the son of the late Lennie Freeman Stepp and Dennie Jane Shelton Stepp.  He was a lifelong farmer who enjoyed his family and especially loved his grandchildren.  He was a United States Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict where he was the recipient of two Bronze Stars.  He was a member of the Bell Springs United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Stepp.  Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Vera Stepp of Beechgrove, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane Myers and husband, Danny of Beechgrove; three grandchildren, Jamie Elizabeth Myers, Austin Max Myers and Morgan Daniel Myers;  two brothers, Doyle Stepp and wife, Sylvia of Beechgrove and Herschel Stepp of Nashville, TN; three sisters, Celene Jarvis of Oklahoma and Anna Lois Pouder, also of Nashville, TN. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. MAX STEPP.


Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Carolyn Reinke, age 94 of the Mud Creek community, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother David Haley officiating.  Interment followed at Shady Grove Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at the funeral home. Mrs. Reinke passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Manchester. She was born December 16, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of the late Frank Suslik and Anna Oracki Suslik.  In earlier years, Mrs. Reinke was employed as a phone operator and was also a devoted homemaker.  She enjoyed sewing and gardening and was an animal lover.  She will be greatly missed by her family including her beloved special dog, Suzie. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Helmut Reinke, who passed away June 6, 1994; a brother, Edwark Suslik; a very special loving niece, Kathy Fortbaught; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Fortbaught.  Survivors include her son, Chris Charles Reinke of the Mud Creek community; two step-sons, Robert Martin Reinke and wife, Kathy of Cantonsville, MD; and Budne Charles Reinke and wife, Diane of Wheaton, MD; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as three sisters, Frances Fortbaught of Baltimore, MD; Gertrude Luthy and husband, Fred of Washougal, WA; and Eleanor Suslik also of Baltimore, MD.  Also surviving is a special nephew, Robert Fortbaught of AZ and a special niece, Mary Hartly Leicht of Bel Air, MD and numerous other family members, cousins and loving friends. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Memory of Mrs. Reinke to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942. Online condolences may be made to COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MRS. CHRISTINE REINKE.


Ronald Jeffrey “Ron” Corriveau, age 40 of Winchester, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Southern TN Medical Center.  He was the son of the late Roger Corriveau and Debra Carney Corriveau. Survivors include his wife, Amber Corriveau of Winchester; children, Faith and Seth Corriveau and their mother, Sara Blanton of Normandy; twin brother, Robert Corriveau of Finland, Europe; and sisters, Kimberly (Lonnie) Johnson of Houston, TX and Rebecca (Michael) Morrelle of Salem, NH.  Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with burial at Franklin Memorial Gardens.  MOORE-CORTNER FUNERAL HOME, 300 1ST AVE NW, WINCHESTER, TN 37398 (931) 967-2222  WWW.MOORECORTNER.COM


Mrs. Dorothy Hawkins Bramblett 84 of Manchester died Friday, May 10th, at Harton Regional Medical Center after a two year battle with breast cancer. She was born May 20, 1928 in Coffee County. She was the daughter of the late Carl L. and Mary Alice Himes Hawkins and the wife of the late Haskell S. Bramblett who died in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte (Robert) Daniel of Shelbyville; and a Granddaughter, Tabitha Daniel Groves of Nashville. She was a member of the East Main Church of Christ in Manchester; a graduate of MTSC (now MTSU). She was in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Dorothy was a teacher of 32 years mostly in Bedford County including Community, Cascade and Wartrace Elementary schools. She was formerly a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a member of TEA and NEA. She was a lady who enjoyed traveling and reading and classic movies. The family would like to express its thanks to Dr. Steve Bills of Tullahoma and his staff for their care and compassion during Dorothy’s illness. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her family. She was a wonderful lady who was very brave and gave a valiant battle of her illness. She had a giving and generous spirit that will always be remembered by all who knew her. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14th, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Alan Adams officiating. Visitation was Monday evening from 4-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home. WWW.HILLCRESTFUNERALHOMESHELBYVILLETN.COM


HUNTER, Ralph F., age 60 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on May 5, 2013 at the Willows of Winchester Center. He was an Insurance Agent with Woodmen of the World; a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester. He was born in Nashville, TN to his parents, the late Frank Houston Hunter and Claya Rose Gang Hunter and was also preceded in death by his sister, Yvonne Uselton. He is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Billbe Hunter of Manchester, TN; daughter, Stacy R. Hunter-Bailey and her husband Derrick of Manchester, TN; sisters, Candy S. Vickers (Gary) of Manchester, TN, Jean Bradford (Bobby) of Euless, TX and Judy Rutherford of Mt. Juliet, TN; five grandchildren, Karrah Bailey, Kane Bailey, Avery Gattis, Megan Bailey and Joseph Bailey; nieces, Michelle Arnold and Whitney Vickers; great-niece, Ragen Arnold; great-nephew, Zane Montgomery; and a host of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013. at Central Funeral Home with George Luttrell officiating. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.