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Obituaries – Oct. 31, 2012

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Inez Harrell

Holmes, 89

Graveside Services for Mrs. Inez Harrell Holmes, age 89, of Manchester were conducted Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Shady Grove Cemetery.  Mrs. Holmes beloved husband of 71 years, Mr. Armand Chisholm Holmes passed away October 21, 2012 and was laid to rest on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM.  Inez passed at 8:50 PM, October 25, 2012,


to be with him. Mrs. Holmes was born January 7, 1923, in Coffee County, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of the late William Hugh and Maggie Mae Fleming Harrell.  She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Holmes is preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Malcohm and Melvin Harrell; two sisters, Oza Harrell and Hellen Harrell Miller and one great great granddaughter, Eloise Porter Costanza. Mrs. Holmes is survived by her children, Sherry Costanza-Steady and her husband, Lance, Aaron Craig Holmes and his wife, Carol, Linda Holmes Radford and her husband, Dennis and Wm. Dallas Holmes II; grandchildren, Armanda Inez Costanza and her partner, Merissa, Robert Costanza and his wife, Kelly, Michael Costanza and his wife, Laina, Sherry Costanza Goad and her husband, Bobby, Sandy Darrell Holmes and his wife, Shea, Armand Craig Holmes, Chad Holmes, Wendy Starr Holmes and Wm Dallas Holmes III; Great Grandchildren, Neena Cree Costanza, Maya Costanza, Auggie Costanza, Bella Costanza, Bryan Goad, Jenna and Jamie Goad, Rose Costanza, Alexander Costanza, Krystal Hemby and Carlie Holmes; great great grandsons Tanner and Calen Holmes and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Eastern Star or Shady Grove Community Center. Online condolences may be made at Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Inez Harrell Holmes.

Anthony “Tony”

Wilson Ashby, 71

Anthony “Tony” Wilson Ashby, age 71, of Estill Springs, Tenn. Departed this life on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.  following a brief illness.  Mr. Ashby was a 1959 graduate of Franklin County High School.  He was retired from M-Tec, in Manchester, Tenn.  where he was employed as a shipping supervisor.  Mr. Ashby was of the Church of Christ faith.  Mr. Ashby’s  hobbies included, woodworking, fishing, and watching sports.  His favorite place to travel  was the families beach house at St. Joe Beach, Fla.  Mr. Ashby was preceded in death by his parents; Radie Hayes Ashby and Woodrow Wilson Ashby.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred Uselton Ashby, they were married on October 1, 1960.  Daughters; Barbara (Kenny) Rogers, Dyersburg, Tenn., Sandra (Troy) Davis, Estill Springs, Tina Henson (Terry Hoots), Estill Springs, Tenn., Grandchildren; Jonathan (Holly) Rogers, of McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., Cynthia (Eric) Essary, Homewood, Ala., Jeremy (Heather) Rogers, Dyersburg, Tenn., Ryan (Whitney) Davis, of Cowan, Tenn., Brent Davis (Brook Hill) of Estill Springs, Justin and Bracken Henson, of Estill Springs, Tenn., Great-grandchildren; Emma and Evan Rogers, of McDill Air Force Base , Tampa, Fla., Hayden Rogers of Dyersburg, Tenn., Mother-in-law, Irene Uselton of Hillsboro, Tenn., brothers; Danny (Wanda) Ashby, Bob (Rita) Ashby, Charlie Ashby, Roy (Beverly) Ashby and sisters; Patsy Powell and Melinda Garner.


McCormick, 80

McCORMICK,  Herman age 80, passed away on October 26, 2012 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee with his loving family by his side. He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator with the City of Manchester Street Department. He was preceded in death his parents, the late Hubert McCormick and Essie Reed McCormick. Mr. McCormick is survived by his wife, Velma L. Johnson McCormick of Manchester; children, Tina Morris, Haven Sherrill, Ricky Sherrill and Harold Sherrill; sister, Juanita Dickerson; brother, Clarence McCormick; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was conducted on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bible Church on South Spring Street in Manchester with Brother Vernon Wagoner and Brother Larry Huling officiating. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME OF MANCHESTER, TN.

Raymond E.

Boyce, 83

Mr. Raymond E. Boyce, age 83, of Unionville, TN died Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Nashville, TN. Mr. Boyce was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late John M. and Evelyn Rusher Boyce. He was a lifelong farmer and livestock dealer and a member of Rover Baptist Church. Mr. Boyce is survived by his wife, Emogene “Jean” Boyce, Unionville, TN; daughter, Carolyn (Bob) Bellenfant, Shelbyville, TN; son, Bob (Clara) Boyce, Shelbyville, TN; four grandchildren, Tracey Fields, Shelbyville, TN, Robin (Mark) Stafford, Shelbyville, TN, Gary (Wendy) Boyce, Shelbyville, TN, Angie (Thomas) Brown, Shelbyville, TN; four great-grandchildren, David Donald, Johnson City, TN, Matthew France, Shelbyville, TN, Caleb Boyce, Unionville, TN, Mason Brown, Shelbyville, TN; sisters, Marie Cooper, Unionville, TN, Helen (James M.) Crowell, Unionville, TN; and brothers, Johnny Boyce, Unionville, TN, Bill Boyce, Shelbyville, TN, Donald Boyce, Unionville, TN. He was also preceded in death by a brother Albert “Shorty” Boyce. Visitation was Saturday, October, 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, October, 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Grooms officiating. Burial followed in Simpson Cemetery. For Those Who Wish, Memorial Donation may be made to Rover Baptist Church, 202 Baptist Church Road, Eagleville, Tennessee  37060. LAWRENCE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, Chapel Hill, TN, 931-364-2233, in charge of arrangements.

Christine Tilford

Mrs. Christine Tilford, of Tullahoma, passed Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Northside HealthCAre in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. at Shorter Chapel Saturday, Oct. 27. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. J.A. WELTON & SONS FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.

Marlina Michelle

Stacy Fults, 35

Memorial Services for Marlina Michelle Stacy Fults, age 35 of Carthage, Tennessee was held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bret Meeks officiating.  Visitation with the family was from 12 PM until service time.  Mrs. Fults passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester. Mrs. Fults was born on November 4, 1976 in Frankfort, Kentucky the daughter of Robert Mark Stacy of Clearwater, Florida and Virginia Lewis Stacy of Nixa, Missouri. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother, Hettie Stacy of Frankfort, Ky; three brothers, Atreyu J., Donald W., and Zach Duke all of Manchester; one sister, Sonja Perkins and her husband Thomas of Springfield, Missouri: three nieces, Victoria Russell, Karen Ludwig, and Serra Perkins; one nephew, Anthony Perkins and her true love, Danny Bly of Carthage, TN. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Marlina Michelle Stacy Fults.

Joseph Paul

Fleming, 21

Memorial Services for Mr. Joseph Paul Fleming, age 21 of Manchester, Tennessee were held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Pat Allison officiating.  Visitation with the family was from 5 PM until service time.  Mr. Fleming passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 in Manchester. Mr. Fleming was born May 4, 1991 in Murfreesboro, TN., the son of Walter R. Fleming of Manchester and the late Toni Denise Womack Fleming.  Mr. Fleming enjoyed listened to music, watching movies and playing with his dog, Hyde. In addition to his father, Mr. Fleming is survived by one sister, Jessica Fain and her husband, Tommy of Marietta, GA.; grandparents, Beverly and Joe McKervey of Tullahoma; aunt, Lori Utterback of Manchester; niece, Emily Fain; cousins, Sarah and Ryan Utterback and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Alcoholics Anonymous and the Multi-County Cancer Support Network. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Joseph Paul Fleming.

Charles Warren

Hill, 67

HILL, Charles Warren, age 67 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mr. Hill was a retired Meter Technician with the Elk River Public Utility District with 40 years of dedicated service. He was born in South Pittsburg, TN to his parents, the late Charles Hubert Hill and Marjorie Matthews Hill and was also preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Finchum Harden. He is survived by his wife Irene H. Hill of Manchester, TN; son, Wayne Finchum of Manchester, TN; daughter, Wanda L. Finchum; brother, Thomas Hill (Connie) of Manchester, TN; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 11:00 a.m.  until  1:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. A Graveside Service followed at the Fredonia Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Associate Pastor Scott Whaley officiating. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.

Willie Virginia Hill Pearson, 85

PEARSON, Willie Virginia Hill, age 85 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on October 23, 2012 at the Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Mrs. Pearson was a homemaker and a member of the Prairie Plains Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Pearson; parents, Elgin B. Hill, Sr. and Theodocia Dooley Hill; son, Danny Andrew Pearson; and sisters, Gayenell Hill and Colleen Hill. She will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family and friends; loved to cook for her family and friends; enjoyed gardening, needlework and quilting; and was an avid reader. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Morris (Clinton) of Estill Springs, TN    and    Lisa Pearson (Bonnie) of Fairfield, CA;       sisters, Mildred Sherrill, Marilyn Floyd and

Ruth Weston (Phillip);   brother, Elgin B. Hill, Jr. (Mildred); eight grandchildren, Lorrie Nugent (Herbie), Ryan Payne, Drew Payne, Jacob Morris, Jamie Kerin (Josh), Erin Steiger (Matt), Eli Pearson (Melissa) and Andy Pearson; eight great-grandchildren, Wyatt Nugent,  Brady Nugent, Victoria Pearson, Ellie Steiger, Marlee Kerin, Dylan Kerin, Eliyah Pearson and Finn Steiger; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.  until  8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.  The Funeral Service was conducted on Thursday morning, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Central Chapel woth Brother Bill Hall and Brother Eddie Miller officiating. Burial followed at the Prairie Plains Church of Christ Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all of the loving caregivers for their assistance during the past year. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Prairie Plains Baptist Church, Hillsboro, TN 37342. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.

Dorothy E. “Betty” Horrocks, 93

HORROCKS, Dorothy E. “Betty”, age 93 of Cambridge Springs, PA and recent Manchester, TN resident, passed away on July 27, 2012 at the McArthur Manor. Mrs. Horrocks grew up in State College, PA and graduated from Penn. State University. She moved from Maryland to Manchester, TN in November 1997 to be closer to her family. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Manchester. Mrs. Horrocks was preceded in death by her husband, C. Irvin Horrocks, Jr.; parents, Hugh Etters and Bertha Mease Etters; brothers, David and Hugh Horrocks; and grandson, Christopher Todd Horrocks. She is survived by her sons, Hugh C. Horrocks and his wife Linda of Manchester, TN  and Robert A. Horrocks and his wife Mary of Woodbridge, VA; grandchildren, C. Alan Horrocks (Katie), Clay I. Horrocks and Michael A. Horrocks; great-grandchildren, Benjamin A. Horrocks, Veronica K. Horrocks and Reagan I. Horrocks; sister, Sara Bechdel; three nephews, Carl, David and Scott Bechdel; one niece, Lynne Bechdel. Visitation was on Monday, July 30, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.  until 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. A Graveside Service was conducted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, Maryland. Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.

Willard Arthur

Hurst, 73

Mr. Willard Arthur Hurst, age 73, of Beechgrove, TN. passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Nashville.  Inurnment services were held at 10 AM, Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Gnat Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hurst was born April 4, 1939 in Sevierville, Tennessee, the son of the late Mack Connie and Glecern Williams Hurst.  He was a U. S. Army Veteran.  Mr. Hurst retired from Mid-South Wire Company in Nashville, TN.  He enjoyed making walking sticks and collecting old coins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Claby Hurst. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Garrett Hurst of Beechgrove; one son, Stephen Hurst and his wife, Patricia of Bon Aqua, TN; one daughter, Misty Jones of Beech Grove; three sisters, Wanda Hooper of Ohio, Hazel Rhea of Sevierville and Kathleen Whitehouse of North Carolina; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR. WILLARD A. HURST.