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Obituaries for June 19

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Funeral services for Elizabeth Dianne Bradford, age 59, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the funeral Home.  Ms. Bradford passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born in Coffee County, the daughter of the late Charles Qualls and Frances Ferrell Qualls.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed hanging out with family and friends. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Edward Qualls, Jr. and Gary Wayne Qualls.  Elizabeth is survived by her significant other, Roger Wilber; one son, Jason Wilber; one daughter, Tiffany (Ray) Bush; one brother, Steve (Michelle) Qualls; two sisters, Patricia (Jeff) Henley and Kathy (Billy) Hennessee; four grandchildren, DeLayna Wilber, Kaylynn Waterman, Jaese Wilber, and Christopher Waterman; nieces, Sabrina Freeze, Christy Holt, and Stephanie Moffit; nephews, Johnathan Hennessee and Steve Qualls, Jr.; several great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Manchester Funeral Home





James Franklin Johnson

 Mr. James Franklin Johnson, 78, of the Hubbard’s Cove Community in Grundy County, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville with his family at his bedside.  He was born in Viola, Tenn. on October 26, 1940 to James Calvin and Mabel Fults Johnson who preceded him in death along with his wife, Mildred Hobbs Johnson. He was US Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis.  He was retired from Bouldin and Lawson where he served as plant manager.  He also had worked at Carrier Corporation as a supervisor, Oster and Powermatic.  He operated Johnson’s Exxon in Hubbard’s Cove for many years and J & J Market in Viola.  He enjoyed farming and raising vegetables. He is survived by his sons, Stephen D. Fearing and James P. "J.P" (Amanda) Johnson; daughters, Cindy Myers, Sherry (Tony) Frazier and Kim (Kary) Frazier; brother, Luther Paul Johnson; grandchildren, Brad Myers, Kelcie Fearing, Eric and Christa Frazier, Heather Melton, Brittany McGee, Landon and Haley Johnson, Dylan Crawford and Jake McClain; great grandchildren, Allie and Chloe Melton, Bryce and Braxton McGee, Elissia and Jayla Frazier, Issabella and McKenna Searcy, Jaymeson and Shelbey Hale. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ralph Springer officiating with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation: 4 – 8 p.m., Friday at Central Funeral Home.

 Central Funeral Home




 Funeral services for Mr. Freeman Dale Matlock, age 67 of Estill Springs, were conducted on Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Williams officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery in Hillsboro. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. Mr. Matlock passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Freeman was born on March 7, 1952 in Coffee County. He was employed by Batesville Casket Company for over 37 years. Mr. Matlock was an avid animal lover and you never knew what animal he might be bringing home. He had a love for gardening and John Deere tractors. Freeman enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, A.B. Matlock; son, Christopher Dale Matlock. Survived by his mother, Mavis Medley Matlock; wife, Vickie Foster Matlock; sons, Devon Dale Matlock (Jennifer), Joshua Bryan Matlock (Cortney Clark); daughter, Lisa Matlock; brothers, Robert Wayne Matlock (Sandra), Calvin Clay Matlock, Roger Dale Matlock (Judy), Mark Hamilton Matlock (Sharon); sisters, Carolyn Susan Smith, Nancy Elaine Crocker; grandchildren, Alyssa Schooley, Lathan Dale Matlock, Jace Schooley, Daisy Matlock; numerous nieces and nephews. 

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 Mrs. Lina Lois Shankle Moore, 92, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Autumn Oaks in Manchester.  She was born in Garland, Tenn.  on May 2, 1927 to Willie Elbert Shankle and Eva Frances Boswell Shankle who preceded her in death along with her husband, Herman Dunlap Moore; infant sister, Mary Elizabeth Shankle; sisters, Maybell Hensley and Eva Doris Morris; brothers, Robert, Preston, Ivo, A.A. and Walter Shankle. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Manchester.  She worked in civil service and retired as a secretary from AEDC.  She was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Golden Agers and enjoyed Senior League Bowling at Tullahoma Lanes. She graduated Byers (Covington) High School in 1945. She is survived by her sons, George W. “Bill” (Pat) Moore, of Huntsville, Robert D. “Bobby” (Cindy) Moore, Manchester, and Gregory A. “Wheatie” (Sonya) Moore, Gainesville, Ga.; step-son, Howard G. Moore, Bury St. Edmonds, UK; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Peggy Shankle (James) Robbins. Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating with burial in the Friendship Cemetery in Campaign, Tenn.  Visitation was 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday at Central Funeral Home.

 Central Funeral Home




 Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Henegar Nunley, age 80, of Manchester were be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Costello officiating.  Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery.  The family received friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Mrs. Nunley passed from this life on Monday, June 10, 2019, at McArthur Manor. Virginia was born in Coffee County, TN to the late B.F. and Alta Heatherly Henegar.  She was an insurance agent at Southern Insurance Company before her retirement.  Virginia loved to cook, work, play card games, and watch basketball, but spending time with her family and friends was her favorite.  Virginia was a loving wife, sister, and aunt. In addition to her parents, Virginia is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale Nunley.  She is survived by her brother, Jerry Henegar (Ruby); two sisters, Alice Rigney (Bruce) and Teresa McFadden; special great-nephew, Bentley McFadden; special friends, Grady and Cricket Scott and Mark Myers and family; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all of Virginia’s friends and the faculty at McArthur Manor for being so loving and kind.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 Mr. Edward Brian “Pinto” Pressley, age 41, of Summitville, passed from this life on     June 10, 2019, at his home under the care and comfort of his loving family, and Alive Hospice. Mr. Presley is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James Edward and Bobbie Faye Pressley, of Manchester, and his maternal grandparents, Jimmy Lee Whittaker of Sparta, Tennessee, and Bonnie Amelia Swain, of Summitville; an aunt, Janice Zeikeil Marlene Castillo; three uncles, James Donald Whittaker, Floyd Benton Whittaker, and Randy Dean Whitaker. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Diane Pressley, of Summitville; a daughter, Tasha (Wesley) Coulson, of Manchester; two brothers, Billy (Stacy) Pressley, of Chicago, and Scott (Ika) Pressley, of Salt Lake City, Utah; two nieces, Emma Pressley and Ella Taylor, both of Lynchburg; two nephews, Halen Pressley, of Chicago, and Abraham Pressley, of Salt Lake City; a grandson, Jester Coulson, of Manchester; special friends, Joey Winfree, Curtis Reed, and Allen and Angela Leftwhich, and family. Mr. Pressley requested there not be funeral services or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Alive Hospice, 1629 Williams Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel




 A Celebration of Life for Mr. Robert Lewis Tensfield, age 82, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 21, at Manchester City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Mr. Tensfield passed from this life on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Florida. Robert was born in Birmingham, AL to the late Marvin Tensfield and Lena Shelton Ray.  He was a retired Army National Guard and Air Force veteran, serving 21 years as a Flight Engineer on SH-21B Rescue Helicopters.  After his retirement from the military, Robert worked for 26 years as a Test Facility Craftsman Supervisor at AEDC.  Robert had a commercial pilot rating, single engine, multi engine, land and sea, rotorcraft helicopter and airframe and power plant mechanics license.  He was members with the Highland Masonic Lodge (Manchester Chapter), Jaycee’s, he volunteered (War Bird Marshall) for Lakeland, Florida’s yearly Sun n’ Fun event, was the CEO of the South Eastern Drag Racers Association, and was also an active member of both his communities golf and boating clubs.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Tensfield and Lena Shelton Ray.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jimmie Tensfield; one son, Rusty Tensfield (Christy); one daughter, Robin Bell; two step-sons, Tom Marler (Valerie) and Jamie Marler (Michelle); one brother, Wayne Tensfield (Sandy); six grandchildren, Lance Tensfield, Beth Reece (Adam), JacquLynn Bennett, Rebeka Bell, Rachel Bell, and Lena-Marie Bell; three step-grandchildren, Tara Marler, James Marler, and Mandy Brothers; seven great-grandchildren, Maddox Parker, Jacob Reece, Sarah Reece, Torey Johnson, TyLer Bennett, Jada Adams, and Peyton Bell.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




A Celebration of Life service for Anthony Lee “Tony” Tolar, age 69, of Shelbyville, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16 in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Gray officiating. Tony passed from this life Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his home after an extended illness. Visitation will be held Sunday, from noon until service time at the funeral Home. Born Dec. 28, 1949, in Atlanta, he was the son of Martha Lee Moore Tolar and the late Hanson Tolar, and was preceded in death by sisters, Nancy Allen and Barbara Woodruff. He owned and operated T & T Maintenance Co., repairing heavy equipment in Murfreesboro for many years. He was an excellent guitar player who loved old country music. enjoyed: camping, fishing, hunting; anything outdoors, antique cars and his pets, especially his dog Diesel. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors, in addition to his mother are; his daughter, Tracy Michelle (Chris) Hays of Murfreesboro; granddaughters, Hannah and Hansley Hays of Murfreesboro; loving companion, Donna Orr of Shelbyville; brothers, Chris (Susan) Tolar of Shelbyville, and Gary (Gloria) Thorneberry of Shelbyille; nephews; Ricky and Rodney Hewitt of Murfreesboro and Josh (Mary Allison), Jade Tolar of Shelbyville.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home 



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