Obituaries for Aug. 15

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Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward Anderson, age 80, of Manchester were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Noah’s Fork Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Anderson and Bro. Lynn Anderson officiating.  Burial followed in Farrar Hill Cemetery.  The family received friends from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, August 10 at Manchester Funeral Home.  Mr. Anderson passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Charles was born in Coffee County, to the late L.D. and Elora Anderson.  He was a jet engine mechanic in the United States Air Force from 1959-1963.  Charles was also a Deacon and a member at Noah’s Fork Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Charles is also preceded in death by two brothers, Baby Boy Anderson and Roy Gene Anderson; two sisters, Jessie Koger and Betty Mae Anderson; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and Ailsa Clements.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Margie Anderson; one son, Steve (Sue Ann) Anderson; three daughters, Diane (Arthur) Bowman, Shelly (Stan) Jones, and Beth (Chip) Ramsey; two brothers, Thurman and Wayne (Debra) Anderson; six sisters, Helen Kirby, Geneva (James) Grosch, Mildred (James) Jones, Susie (Wayne) Espy, Liz Simmons, and Teresa (Boyd) Duncan; three brothers-in-law, Gerald Koger, Jack Clements and George Clements; one sister-in-law, Jean Martinez; nine grandchildren, Jessica (Daniel), Trent, Nathan (Stephanie), Brian, Kayla (Sean), Lauren (Grant), Sarah, Charlie, and Lucas; and six great-grandchildren, Conan, Elvia, Torrey, Roman, Eli, and Cruz.

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Hank Boyd

Hank Boyd, age 72 of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He was born in Manchester on October 29, 1945 to the late Sylvester Henry and Alvia (McGuire) Boyd Jr. Before his retirement, Hank was employed by the State of Tennessee in finance.  He enjoyed fishing, playing golf and softball, watching University of Tennessee football, and traveling (especially to Destin, Fla. and the Smoky Mountains). Hank was a member of Cowan First Baptist Church.  He previously played on the church softball team and was captain of the golf team, and he also had coached the women’s volleyball team at Winchester First Baptist Church.  Most of all, Hank loved spending time with his family.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Sammy Boyd.  Hank is survived by his loving wife of forty-five years, Sherry Little Boyd; son, Samuel Arden Boyd of Hillsboro; daughter, Julie (Ray) Bouckenooghe of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Charlie Boyd, Lucas Boyd, Jaxon Boyd, Austin Bouckenooghe, and Alexandra Bouckenooghe; brother, John Banks of Manchester; niece, LaKeisha Banks; and nephews, Jonathan Banks, Eddie Boyd, and Shawn Boyd.  Visitation was from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.  Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. L.Z. Johnson and Rev. Tim Brown officiating.  Interment will be at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery.

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Jimmy Wayne Brandon

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Wayne Brandon, age 48, of Manchester, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed in Brandon Family Cemetery.  The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.  Jimmy passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Jimmy was born in Manchester, TN, the son of the late Henry Brandon and Connie Brandon, who survives.  He was a self-employed tree topper and of the Baptist faith.  Jimmy loved kids and baseball and enjoyed playing, writing, and singing music.  He loved to socialize and never met a stranger.  He loved horseback riding and cookouts, driving his tractor, and spending time with family and friends. In addition to his mother, Connie Brandon (Ben Green), Jimmy is also survived by one brother, Alvin “Rickey” Brandon (Rhonda Cargile); two sisters, Darlene Brandon (Jimmy Cargile) and Angel Brandon (Jeff Williams); two nephews, Jr. Brandon and Dakota Brandon; four nieces, Connie Brandon (David Simmons), Amanda Brandon, Mary Brandon (Tyler Gilliland), and Brandy Brandon; four great nephews, James Bradley (Boogie) Brandon, Brentlee James Brandon, Karsyn William, and Clayton Emery Wayne Brandon, to be born on Aug. 22, 2018, who is Jimmy’s namesake and he was so proud of it; three great nieces, Chloe Elizabeth Brandon, Kaylee Brooke Brandon, and Kaydee Addison Brandon, all of Manchester.

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Jerry Mack Davis, of Manchester passed this life on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at his residence at the age of 69 years.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.  Visitation with the family was Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 3-9 p.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.  Masonic Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. A native of Tullahoma, he was the son of the late George Richard and Mattie Belle Shelton Davis.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.  He enjoyed playing music and spending time with his grandchildren.  He loved having family gatherings.  He was a member of the Masonic York Rite and was a Shriner.  He helped form the Tri Lakes Motor Court and enjoyed driving the little shrine cars in parades throughout the area.  He was also very active in fundraising for the Shriner’s Hospital.  He also loved his special Boston Terriers, Miss Jingles and Mattie Jean. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Davis; daughter, April Dawn Davis Crouch; brothers, Hoyt, Bob, Ken, Lawson, Chester Ray, Paul and Carrol Davis and sisters, Lila Mae Reynolds, Mackie Sue Short Yarborough, Jean Cuttle and Julia “Judy” Davis. Mr. Davis is survived by daughter, Cynthia Cherry and her husband, Scott of Columbia; brother, Charles Gleo Davis and his wife, Theresa of York, SC; two grandchildren, Zachary Dalton Cherry and Adam Davis Cherry and several nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to sisters-in-law, Jenna Smith Carr and Lee Ann Davis and friends, James and Jill Rider, Lois Rider, Danny and Wanda Ashby, Paul Person, Ron and Karen Wheat and many other friends for all their loving care and support in the last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tamps, FL  33607. Online condolences may be made at

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Funeral services for Mr. George Lester Guess, age 82, of Manchester, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug.10 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family received friends from 11 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.  Mr. Guess passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, at his residence. George was born in Stevenson, Ala., the son of the late Bryan and Flossy Hughes Guess.  He was a United States Marine Corps veteran and was employed at Batesville Casket Company as a truck driver for 25 years.  George enjoyed spending time with his family and taking his grandchildren fishing.  He loved tending to his many farm animals, and working in his yard. In addition to his parents, George was also preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Green; three brothers, Gene, Kenneth, and Jim Guess; one sister, Doris Rickett; and one grandson, Kevin Newlin.  He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Guess; three daughters, Robyn (Jimmy) Tanner, Lisa Newlin, and Kathy (Scott) Orr; three sisters, Phyliss (Merle) Bellamy, Wanda Austin, and Shirley Gothard; nine grandchildren, Brenna Tanner, Whitney (Matt) Howland, Kyle (Tina) Newlin, Sandy (Brian) Schmahl, Shanda (Titus) Simmons, Sheena Green (Thomas), Brandon (Ellie) Orr, Logan (Wade) Guffey, and Blake (Alyssa) Orr; fourteen great grandchildren, Landon, Ava, Hunter, Cara, Cooper, Colby, Addison, Aaliyah, Shanice, Brock, Mabrie, Trinity, Tottie, and Tatum; and special friends, Linda and George Winters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.




Funeral Services for Mr. Coolidge Holt, age 94, of Manchester, were conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Brown officiating.  Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.  Mr. Holt passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Coolidge was born in Pickett County, Tenn., the son of the late Alexander and Bertha Sells Holt. He served in the United States Army during WWII.  He was assigned to the 88th Infantry Division Blue Devils.  While fighting the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge Coolidge was wounded during heavy combat at “Bloody Ridge” near Monte Lopio Italy.  After spending 18 months in the hospital he was medically discharged.  He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Medal, and WWII Victory Medal for his service to our country. Following his service in WWII Coolidge earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in agriculture from The University of Tennessee. Coolidge’s employment included teaching agriculture and chemistry at Central High School; engineering aid and recruiter at AEDC; co-owner/vice president at Baker & Baker Employment Agency; adjunct faculty at Motlow and job development coordinator in the economic development office at Motlow.  He retired in 2003. Coolidge’s hobbies included gardening, restoring antique cars, camping, and making things. Coolidge built a bicycle built for five that was photographed and published in newspapers nationally and is now on permanent display in Cookeville as part of the Spokes sculpture marking the trailhead of the Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail. Community and friends meant a lot to Coolidge throughout his life.  Coolidge was a 32nd Degree Mason and life-long member of Scottish Rite; Past President of the Manchester Rotary Club and a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow; member of Toastmasters International; and served a term as President of the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce.   Coolidge is preceded in death by his parents Alexander and Bertha Sells Holt, his wife of 58 years, Donna Louise Turner Holt and his seven sisters, Dillie Pepperiedes, Ruby Maupin, Modean Phillips, Colean Cross, Claudine Dillion, Izetta Holt, and Elwanda Johnson.  He is survived by his four daughters Linda (Randy) Layne – Ooltewah; Denise (Doug) Bielan - Dacula Ga.; Susan (Mark) Yother - Manchester; and Lissa (JD) Parks - Cookeville; Nine Grandchildren and 10 Great grandchildren. In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Manchester First United Methodist Church, 105 North Church Street, Manchester TN 37355 OR Tennessee Tech Military and Veterans Affairs Veterans Center at  Scroll down, select “other” and type “Eagles Wings Veterans Center in memory of Coolidge Holt.”

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Robert James Miller, passed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at his residence at the age of 72 years. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial was at Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation with the family was Monday, Aug. 13. A native of Oak Park, Ill., he was the son of the late Hubert and Dorothy Edgerton Miller.  He attended the New Creation Church in Tullahoma and loved people.  He enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends.  He especially loved to “pick on” people and make people laugh. He also enjoyed going shopping. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Dennis Neally and John Miller. He is survived by sons, Donovan and Jason Miller; daughter, Brandy Miller and brothers, Wayne Neally of Tullahoma and Joseph Miller of Robbins, Ill. and  stepmother, Sandy Miller of Chicago Heights, Ill. Online condolences may be made at

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