Funeral services for Mr. Sammy Powell Anderson, Jr., age 68, of Manchester, TN were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home with Terry Milburn and Terrell Bunting officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was from 4-9 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, surrounded by his loving family. Sammy was born in Manchester, the son of the late S.P. “Pete” and Margaret Green Anderson. He was a farmer and the founding owner of Summitville Grain and Feed Co. Sammy was a member of Manchester Church of Christ, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He loved traveling and all sports, but especially Tennessee Titans and Tennessee football. Sammy is survived by his wife, Cindy Brown Anderson; two children, Sammy (Michelle) Anderson, III and Suzanne Anderson (Joe Darren) Boze; sister, Freda Kay (Bobby) Jones; niece, Shanelle Bryan (Kyle) Gray; grandchildren, Sammy Powell “Pete” Anderson, IV, Daniel Lee Anderson, John Thomas Anderson, Elizabeth Ann Anderson, Michael Frelan Anderson, Joe Fox Boze, and Anderson Essex Boze; and two great grandchildren, Amanda and Blair Anderson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Pastor Frank J. Bell, 77, passed away Saturday July 13, 2019 at the Grace Baptist Church in Manchester which he had Pastored for over 50 Years. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on October 11, 1941 to William Houston Bell Sr. and Beatrice Smoot Bell who preceded him in death along with his brother, William Houston “Bud” Bell Jr. He was a US Army veteran serving as a X-Ray Technichian in Germany. He had a doctorate degree in Theology from Covenant College in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Faye Smith Bell; son, Jeremy (Angie) Bell, Tullahoma; daughters, Bethany (Dean) Silver, Kathleen, GA, Consetta Woosley, Tullahoma; grandchildren, Emma, Emily, Andrew, Breanna and Blake; brothers, Chuck (Jeanette) Bell, Kenneth (Noblene) Bell and Gary (Judy) Bell; sister, Judy (Arlan) Casey; several loving nieces and nephews; daughters he raised as his own, Kandi and Cheryl Karell; and a son he raised as his own, Jeremy Clark. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church with Bro. Bobby Bates officiating with burial to follow in the Summitville Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation: 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Baptist Church. Arrangements by: Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
Dwayne Lorenzo "Lenny" Gray, age 51, of Manchester, passed suddenly from this life on July 5, 2019. Visitation will be Saturday July 13, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. At Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester with the funeral service following on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vine Ozell Jones, age 83, of Beechgrove, TN, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ragsdale Cemetery. The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at the funeral home. Mrs. Jones passed from this life on July 13, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Ozell was born in Coffee County to the late Jim and Ida Willford. Ozell was a homemaker and loved tak-ing care of her family and flower garden. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her parents, Ozell is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Leighton Glenn Jones; two sons, Jimmy Wayne and George Jackson Jones; brothers, Earl and Robert Willford and Marvin Walden; sisters, Hester Qualls, Lorene Haggard, Lily May Baltimore. She is survived by her three sons, David (Patty) Jones, Paul (Lorrie) Jones, and Normen (Desiree) Jones; three daughters, Brenda (Wayne) Majors, Anne (Mitchel) Green, and Cindy (Billy) Beene; daughter of my heart, Nicole Ramirez; twenty-one grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Mr. David Shurdon Owen Jr., 97, passed away Thursday July 11, 2019 at the Lincoln Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. He was born in Clarksville, Tennessee on November 11, 1921 to David Shurdon Owen Sr. and Tom Sutton Owen who preceded him in death along with his wife, Ruth Dabney Meriwether Owen; sister, Lillian F. Baddley. David attended the Howell School and graduated from Clarksville High School. He worked alongside his father in the Owen & Owen Grocery Store until his father died in 1946. The Store was closed and he went to work for the Taylor Radio Service. He married Ruth Dabney Meriwether daughter of Robert Tutwiler Meriwether and Ruth Mabry Meriwether on Aug. 4, 1940. They were married for 68 years. After her death he moved to Fayetteville. He was a staff sergeant in the US Army Air Force from 1943 – 1946 during WWII serving as aerial gunner instructor. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Manchester and the Clarksville Lodge #89 F&AM. He was retired from AEDC. He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth O. (Bill) Thomison, Fayetteville, and Bonnie Jean Owen, Nashville; son, David Shurdon Owen III, Warner Robbins, Ga.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Helen Thomison, Quinlan, Texas, Diana Ruth Mortenson, Frankfort, Ky., William Carlock Thomison III, Decatur, Ala. and David Shurdon Owen IV, Jonesboro, Ga.; 2 great grandchildren, Joshua Mortenson and Zachary Mortenson. Graveside funeral services were 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at the Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery with Minister Jon Bell officiating. Visitation was from noon – 2 p.m. on Sunday at Central Funeral Home.
Mr. Barry Keith Sanson, 47, passed away Friday July 12, 2019 at his home. He was born in Tullahoma, on July 17, 1971. A graveside funeral services was at 1:30 p.m., Monday at Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery with Minister Andrew Sekulich officiating. Visitation was 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday at Central Funeral Home.
Frances Brock Tilley, age 92, entered her eternal home on July 3, 2019. Prior to illness that led to residence at Keestone Senior Community in Lawrence County, she was a long-time resident of Coffee County, having previously served as the county’s Registrar of Voters, and Adult Education Teacher with the South Central Human Resource Agency. She was a loyal member of First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star of Manchester, where she was a former Worthy Matron. She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Tilley or Boots, as she referred to herself, will be known and remembered for her unselfishness and acts of kindness, especially to her students, whom she often referred to as “my people.” She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Carl Brock, Columbus, Ga.; her mother, Evelyn Cartwright Brock Brookshire, Columbus, Ga.; her loving husband of 67 years, Talmage E. Tilley, Manchester; brother, Michael Hugh Tilley; brother, Millard Brock, Columbus, Ga.; and one sister, Margaret Swain, Columbus, Ga. She is survived by three children: one son, Tom Tilley, Louisville, TN; two daughters, Jacqualyn Burton (Rhett), Huntsville, Ala., and Vicki Maddox, Lawrenceburg, Tn.; six grandchildren, Shay Tilley (Shannon), Troy Burton (Leah), Brian Burton (Lisa), Brittney Brison (Brian), Michelle Snider (Erik), and Tamara Fazio (Roy); twelve great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A private family burial for Frances Brock Tilley was held at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Burial followed alongside her late husband and son. A tribute to her life is scheduled for Aug. 17, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.
Wilma Dean Holleman Youngblood, 86 of Harrison, Ark. passed away July 11, 2019. She was born at Old Hickory, Tennessee, Feb. 14, 1933 to Albert and Essie Pearl (Kemp) Holleman. Private burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville at later date.
Mrs. Nancy Jo Lindquist-Graham, 73, passed away Sunday July 14, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma. She was born in Sterling, IL on May 2, 1946 to Robert Avery Adams and Mary Jane Hardy Adams who preceded her in death along with her son, Jason Robert Lindquist; brother, Kenneth Adams. She was a member of the Manchester Quitling Club, Foothills Crafts and the Lapidary Club in Tullahoma. She enjoyed, gardening, decorating, crafts, art, quilting and playing with her companion dog, B.J. Nancy was retired from Cracker Barrel restaurant where she had worked for 20 years. She is survived by her life partner, Joseph Heintz; son, David Bradley Lindquist, Savannah, GA; brother, Jeff Adams, Fairfield, CA; sister, Vicki Adams, Fairfield, CA; granddaughter, Mavis Elaine Lindquist. Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Thursday in the Central Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation: 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
Wilda M. Buckner Vanderpool, 96 years old of Waverly, NY, passed away. She married the late Aaron Vanderpool in 1983, who predeceased her; along with her parents, Elisha and Zora Buckner; her daughter, Faye Frunk; a son, Tony Willis; and her brother, Lester Buckner. Wilda is survived by her daughter, Linda and her husband, Wright Rantz of Maryland; son, Wayne and Linda Willis of Louisiana; sister, Alta Jean Jones of Tennessee; two step daughters, Sheila Bump and Lois Swackhammer of Pennsylvania; along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two very special friends, Jerry and Helen Ousterout of Florida ; and a dear friend, Marilyn, that set and read to her at the nursing home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Central Funeral Home Chapel with Beth Ezell officiating with burial to follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 9-11:00 a.m. Friday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester.