Obituaries for Aug. 7

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 Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Perry England, age 91, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Manchester Funeral Home.  Mr. England passed away on Aug. 1, 2019 at Unity Medical Center.  Wayne was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas and Blanche England. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in World War II. Wayne retired as a night auditor from Colonial Court. He was of the Methodist faith.  He enjoyed watching the Price is Right, fishing, golfing, football, and most of all spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Wayne is preceded in death by one brother, Tom England; two sisters, Millie Frank and Daisy England. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary England; two sons, Bruce England (Connie) and Butch England (Janice); Two Daughters, Carmen Savage and Caren Clark; one sisters, Rose England; 8 grandchildren, Brandy Rutherford (Joseph Isenhart), Brittney Szugyi (Mike), Whittney England (Denzel Reagan), Josh Clark, Courtney Savage, Zack Savage, Ben England, and Michael Scalise; six great grandchildren.

Manchester Funeral Home




Joe Michael Evans of Lynchburg, passed this life on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital at the age of 65. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Mike Evans at Tullahoma High School on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress casually (in UT gear if they have it). Born in Shelbyville, he was the son of the late J. C. and Orra Mae Damron Evans and grew up in the Tullahoma/Lynchburg area. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Tennessee Squire Association and the Volunteers State Squires.  He was a janitor at Tullahoma High School and loved his job.  He enjoyed being around the kids and helping teach some “life skills”. He also enjoyed playing Trivia on Thursday nights at Las Fajitas in Manchester with his team the “Possum Fighters.” In addition, he was an avid Tennessee Vols football fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Gary Edens and sister, Regina Edens. Mr. Evans is survived by his loving wife, Earlene Evans of Lynchburg; sons, Matthew Evans and his wife, LeAnne of Hillsboro and David Evans and his wife, Keri of Lynchburg; daughter, Jenny Southworth and her husband, Lance of Lebanon; sisters, Linda Bohanan of Tullahoma, Terri Bailey and her husband, Greg of Tullahoma and Sandra Sullins and her husband, Stan of Woodbury and grandchildren, Ryan Evans, Giovanna Mangino-Southworth, Ashley, Olivia, Will and Sam Evans. Online condolences may be made at





 Funeral services for Mr. Buford Floyd, age 95, of Manchester, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating.  Burial was in Welker Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 2-3 p.m.  on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Floyd passed away on Aug. 2, 2019 at Unity Medical Center. Buford was born in Beechgrove, the son of the late William and May Floyd. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He was a laborer at Batesville Casket Company where he later retired from. Buford was a member of the New Union Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He was tender hearted, good natured, always kind, always with a smile, loyal to his family. Caregiver of his farm animals, and the best tomato and corn grower. He watched “Wheel of Fortune” daily, not to figure out the puzzles but only because he liked to see people win. He showed us all how to love and never give up.  He embodied family, love, and commitment no matter how hard life can be. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Lexie Floyd; four brothers, Charlie, Willis, Eldridge, and Oren; two sisters, Beulah Crocker and Sylvia Robertson. He is survived by three sons, Dale Floyd (Ann), Keith Floyd, and Dennis Floyd (Juanita); one daughter, Debbie Brinkley (Coy); one sister, Lorine Bratcher; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 Ms. Windona Goins departed this life on July 29, 2019. She was born at home in Noah, Tenn., to the late Willie and Lizzie Fletcher on Sept. 22, 1933. She was raised on a farm during the height of the Great Depression and attended a one-room school in Noah. It was during these years that she learned the work ethic and fierce independence that would follow her for the rest of her life. She was living in Detroit with her husband, Cecil Goins, a combat veteran of the Korean War, and their five children when she was widowed at the age of 39. She returned to Tennessee and there she met her lifelong companion, James A. “Dick” Leverette. Through this partnership, she gained two daughters. Windona and Dick resided in Wartrace for the next 40 years. Windona was a homeboy and would tell you that she traveled the world through her love of reading. She has an infectious laugh and was always ready for a good joke. She enjoyed history, gardening, and all of the things that make a simple and joyful life. She is survived by her loving children Kathy (Donnie) Haston, Jennifer (Robert) Lawrence, Roger 9Deidra) Goins, Timothy (Margaret) Goins, Rebecca (Gary) Calvert, Pamela Leverette, and Cheryl Daniel; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Kathryn (Clyde Earl) Bush and James (Betty Ann) Fletcher; a host of nieces and nephews that she loved like her own children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Cecil Goins; her partner Dick Leverette; her brothers, Lannie Fletcher and Marlin Fletcher; and two grandchildren, Blake Hester and Faith Goins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to North Shore Animal League, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, or All God’s Children (c/o First Presbyterian Church Manchester, TN.) Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Larry Bush officiated. Burial followed at Houston Whitworth Cemetery. Visitation was 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the funeral home.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel





Frankie Lane Hill, age 62 of Hillsboro, passed away Sunday Aug. 4, 2019.  He was a self-employed painter. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. at Central Funeral Home with burial following in the Barton Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Central Funeral Home




Steven W. McKinney

Steven W. McKinney

 Mr. Steven W. McKinney, 48, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday July 31, 2019 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester.  He was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on Aug. 14, 1970. He was a HVAC Technician employed by Shelton Heat and Air Conditioning. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gerri Lumbley McKinney; niece, Morgan McKinney. He is survived by his father, Walter E. McKinney; brother, Scott E. (Stephanie) McKinney; sister, Melanie (Gary) Scott; nephew, Zachary Barlett McKinney; nieces, Shelbi and Hayley McKinney. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Saturday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with Minister Larry Bradford officiating with burial in the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation was 4–8 p.m.,  Friday and noon – 2 p.m., Saturday  at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.

 Central Funeral Home




 Funeral services for Mr. James Everett Riddle, age 99, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Davenport officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Mr. Riddle passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Mr. Riddle was born in Elora, Tenn., the son of the late John and Mae Smoot Riddle.  He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the South East Pacific Campaign and was part of the occupied forces in Japan.  Everett owned and operated a trucking business in Manchester for over 60 years.  Everett loved watching tractor pulls, westerns, Sunday afternoon drives, and authentic Hawaiian music.  He was a hard worker, but when he did slow down, he enjoyed sitting on the porch, listening to the whippoorwills. In addition to his parents, Everett was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Lynona “Blondie” Riddle; three brothers, R.I. “Buck” Riddle, J.D. Riddle, and Jack Riddle; three sisters, Henrietta Riddle, Velma Officer, and Clayton Thomas; and one grandchild, Jason Everett Alford.  He is survived by two sons, James (Jennifer) Riddle, Jr. and Richard (Christy) Riddle; three daughters, Bonnie (William “Eddie”) Green, Belinda (Mike) Phillips, and Bonita (Chris) Jones; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and five great, great grandchildren.

Manchester Funeral Home



 A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Mary Louise Rogers, age 87, of Manchester will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Manchester City Cemetery.  Mrs. Rogers passed away on June 25, 2019.  She was born on May 22, 1932 in Rochester, N.Y.  Mary loved her grandbabies, music, gardening, and crossword puzzles. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Alice Lynch; her husband, Theodore O. Rogers; one son, Edward Rogers.  She is survived by her children, Doug Rogers, Teresa Garvin, Sandra Webster, and Gerald Rogers; grandchildren, Shari-Lyn, Denis, David, Jake, Vanessa, Vincent, Stephanie, Samantha, and Katilyn; great-grandchildren, Katherine, Serenity, Kyah, Vladimir, Courtney, Dillon, and Brenden; great-great-grandchildren, Vivian and Keaton; several nieces and nephews.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 Gatona Leighann Stephens-Daniel, age 24, of Tullahoma passed away Tuesday July 30, 2019. A native of Tullahoma, she was preceded in death by her mother Linda Kay Stephens, her aunt Dionnia Slythia Martin. Gatona is survived by her daughter Bella Kay Stephens. Her father Larry Joe Daniel. Her sister Kelsea Joyce Baker and her brothers Joseph Drew Baker and Jeremy Ryan Tate. her grandparents Bonnie and Marlin Bruce Stephens of Manchester, Frances “Penny” Alexander of Tullahoma, Thomas Lewis Alexander of Mulberry, Tenn. and Jo Ann Hulsey of Tullahoma. Her Aunt’s Carissia  Daniel Johnson, Lathomas “LA” Alexander of Tullahoma and Melissia “Missy” Hice of Manchester, and her uncle Georgio Alexander of Jackson, Tenn. and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends. Visitation was Saturday, Aug. 3 from 5-8 p.m.  Funeral services were Sunday Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.  Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gatona Leighann Stephens Memorial Fund in care of Central Funeral Home.

 Central Funeral Home




 Mrs. Tina Michelle Waggoner, age 58, of Manchester, was born on Nov. 11, 1960, to the late Franklin Darnell and Patsy Burks.  She passed from this life after a long health battle, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at her home in Manchester.  Tina loved to travel and watch sports, and she especially loved going to Titan’s games.  She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. In addition to her parents, Tina is also preceded in death by her stepfather, Robert Burks; one sister, Ronita Parsons.  She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Jackie Waggoner; one son, Justin Waggoner; one sister, Penny Jacobs; three grandchildren, Jaxon, Jorja, and Jones Waggoner; three nephews, Brandon Elam, Erick Elam, and Jamie Holbrook.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel


Death Notice

Bennie Ring Garrick, March 16, 1947 – Aug.3, 2019

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