Obituaries for Dec. 19

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 Grady Elroy Anderson, age 86 of Smyrna, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jimmy Lee and Claty Arnold Anderson, brothers: Dillard Anderson, Jerry Anderson, and sister: Reba McGriff. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Anderson, sons: David Ray Anderson, Darryl Joel (Melanie) Anderson, grandchildren: Phillip Anderson, Daniel (Lacey) Anderson, Sabrina (Dorian) Cohen, Ben Anderson, Eric Anderson, great grandchildren: Dylan Anderson, Amelia Anderson, brothers: Don Anderson, Lynn Anderson, sisters: Bertha Shelton, Annell Black and Jeannie Freeze. Visitation with the family was Friday, Dec. 14 from 4 – 8 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. Services were Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at noon in the chapel with interment at Mapleview Cemetery in Smyrna. Pastor Lynn Anderson officiated. Online condolences may be made at

 Murfreesboro Funeral Home & Cremation Services




 Funeral services for Mr. Emmett Sylvester Monroe, and 72, of Manchester, were conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Mr. Monroe passed from life on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Emmett was born in Woodbury, to the late Vida and Lela Monroe. He was a superintendent for Manchester Water Department. He loved Tennessee football, camping, and fishing. In addition to his parents, Emmett is also preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Effie; one son, James Monroe (Amanda); one daughter, Jeanabe Monroe; one sister, Patricia; three grandchildren, Sarah, Lawrence, and Kaleb.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel



 Shirley Todd Riddle, 89, was born on Feb.  4, 1929, and passed away on Dec. 5, 2018. She was a former resident of Indianapolis, Carmel, Sheridan, Zionsville, Greenfield and Monticello, Ind.; Donna, Texas and most recently, Manchester. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Crane, Murfreesboro, niece Carolyn Foley, Indianapolis, Ind. and nephews, Richard Conrad, Greenwood, Ind. and Johnny Conrad, Indianapolis, Ind., Charles Foley, Carmel, Ind., Curt Foley, Louisville, Ky. and Chris Foley, Noblesville, Ind., nine great-nieces and nephews and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Lawrence (Larry) Riddle, who was a WWII veteran, baby son Troy Wayne, parents Claude and Dora Owen Todd, sister, Phyllis Conrad Foley and infant brother, Donald. Shirley was elected to serve as the Hancock County, Indiana Clerk of the Circuit Court, 1975-1982. She was chosen the Clerk of the Year of the Circuit Courts of the State of Indiana in 1979. Shirley was a former president of Upsilon Tri Kappa, Business and Professional Women’s Club and in the following years was active in several civic activities in Hancock County, Ind. For many years Shirley was a member of the Lutheran Missouri Synod Church. Larry and Shirley spent many fun years traveling in their motorhome before his death in 2008. Shirley was an avid bridge player and enjoyed the culinary arts. Being with family and friends though brought the Greatest Joy to her. In keeping with Shirley’s wishes, there will be no formal visitation or services. Woodfin Funeral Chapels, Murfreesboro, TN provided cremation services. Online condolences may be made at Internment will take place at Mounts Runn Cemetery, Zionsville, Ind. and Private Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or

 Woodfin Funeral Chapel





Ralph Eugene Swoape, Sr

 Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Eugene Swoape, Sr., age 84, of Manchester, were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.  The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home on Monday.  Mr. Swoape passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Ralph, Sr. was born in Normandy, to the late John and Novella Swoape.  He was a welder, and he loved watching football.  Ralph, Sr. loved fishing, hunting, and gardening, birds, and his cats.  Family meant everything to Ralph, and he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. In addition to his parents, Ralph, Sr. is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Leedom Louvada Swoape; two sons, Jerry and David Swoape; one daughter, Brenda Swoape Uselton; two sons-in-law, Eugene Walter and Ted Carter; 10 siblings.  He is survived by his son, Ralph, Jr. (Gina); daughters, Rosie Walter and Jeannie Carter; six grandchildren, Brandon (Lauren), Steven (Bethany), Kevin, Josh (Katie), Jessica, and Amy; seven great-grandchildren, Kaden, Jettsen, Emily, Olivia, Cameron, Connor, and Liam. You may sign the online guestbook at

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 A Celebration of Life for Richard “Bodean” Bennett Waller, age 65, of Manchester, was held on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at Manchester Funeral Home. The family received friends prior to the service from 4- 6 p.m. He passed from this life on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Horizon Healthcare in Manchester.  Richard was born in Cookeville, Tenn., to the late Bennett and Doris Huddleston Waller.  Richard was an electrician, he built AEDC, Bridgestone, and Nissan in Decherd, and he loved to joke around.  He was a loving father, brother, and grandfather. Richard is survived by his two sons, Jason Waller (Joyce) and Austin Waller; two sisters, E.K. Waller, Rebecca Waller; three grandchildren, Zachary, Madison, and Mia Waller. You may sign the online guestbook at

Manchester Funeral Home 



Roy Wilbur Webb, 71, passed away Monday Dec. 17, 2018.  He was born in Manchester on July 24, 1947. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Ragsdale Cemetery.  Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Central Funeral Home.

Central Funeral Home




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