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Obituaries for May 22

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 Ms. Billie Jane Byrom, 81, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. A private graveside service was held at the Concord Cemetery. 

Central Funeral Home




 Mary Ann Watson Campbell, age 86, of Cartersville, Ga., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Ann was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Pelham, to the late Mr. Roy Watson and Mrs. Leslie Jane Watson. Ann is preceded in death by her sister Helen Watson; son, WC Campbell; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Campbell. She is survived by her sister, Verna Mae Coffey; daughters, Portia Campbell and Ruby Ann Campbell; sons, Larry Campbell (Kathy), Phillip Campbell (Chris), Ricky Campbell, and Dewey Campbell (Molly); grandchildren, David Campbell, Amanda Mayfield, Shannon Campbell (Brandi), Adam Campbell, Cliff Campbell, and Chad Campbell; nine great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter Rosalynn Mayfield; several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel, 786 McMinnville Highway, Manchester, TN 37355 on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at noon.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 A celebration of life for Mr. Jeffery “Jeff” Clark Jernigan, age 55, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the funeral home.  Mr. Jernigan passed from this life at his residence on Sunday, May 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Jeff was born in Manchester, TN to Clark and Willadean Jernigan.  He was a computer operator at AEDC, and was involved with Manchester Little League, the Coffee County Quarterback Club, and Manchester JC’s.  Jeff loved fishing, hunting, and going to concerts.  He loved watching football and baseball, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.  Jeff was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. Jeff is preceded in death by his mother, Willadean Jernigan.  He is survived by his father, Clark Jernigan; loving wife of 36 years, Lisa Jernigan; two sons, Chad Jernigan (Amanda Payne) and Kyle Jernigan (Hayley); one sister, LaDonna Barnes (Wayne); six grandchildren, Briley Jernigan, Braylon Jernigan, Kam Kennedy, Kate Kennedy, Brayden Payne, and Cooper Payne; many nieces, nephews, and “brothers and sisters from other mothers” as Jeff always said. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Jeff’s name to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation, 37 Peabody Street Suite 206, Nashville, TN 37210.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 Funeral services for, Rex Northcutt, age 81, of Shelbyville, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Southside Church of Christ with Jeff Smith and Billy Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Plains Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Northcutt passed from this life with family by his side Sunday, May 19, 2019, after an extended illness.   Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the church. Born Feb. 5, 1938 in Altamont, Rex was the son of the late Hugh and Eunna Todd Northcutt and is preceded in death by; brother, Don Northcutt, and brother-in-law, Floyd Hook. Rex was a graduate of Manchester Central High (class of 1956), and earned his bachelor’s from ICS (International Correspondence School). He served his country in the National Guard and then Army Reserves. He worked for the State Highway Department, and was temporarily employed at AEDC. In 1966 he received his surveyor license and went on to own and operate Northcutt Surveying. He was a member of: the Rotary Club for many years and served as president in 1997, the VFW, Tennessee Surveyors, and was an elder and long-time faithful member of the Southside Church of Christ. Survivors include: loving wife of 59 years, Gail Marie Brassfield Northcutt; sons, Stephen Rex (Myra) Northcutt, and Lincoln Bruff (Dona) Northcutt all of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Joshua (Alesha) Northcutt, Jessica (Jeremy) Lentz, Madeline Northcutt; step grandson, Zachary (Amber) Archer; four great granddaughters; sister, Ann Hook of Manchester; and brother, Max (Donna) Northcutt of Shelbyville. Memorial donations may be made to Southside Church of Christ’s Mission Fund @ 108 Narrows Rd. Shelbyville, TN 37160 or to the Alzheimer’s Association @

Doak-Howell Funeral Home




 Funeral services for Ms. Flora Beatrice Wilder, age 67, of Hillsboro, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in Summitville Cemetery.  The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, and again on Friday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.  Ms. Wilder passed suddenly from this life on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at her residence. Flora was born in Coffee County to the late Blanton and Ruth Kilgore.  She worked at Pizza Hut for many years before her retirement.  She was a very loving person who would help anyone.  Flora always put others first, and her family was the most important thing to her.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. In addition to her parents, Flora is also preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Forrest Wilder; one sister, Lois McMahan.  She is survived by her second husband, Ronnie Wilder; two sons, Leighton Wilder and Brian Wilder (Kaiti); one daughter, Dewana Smith (Andrew); one sister, Valerie Prince; five grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one special child, Gavin Gomez; several nieces and nephews.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 Funeral services for Mr. Winfred Bryant Teal, age 81, of Manchester, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Anderson, Bro. Barry Whittaker, and Bro. Herschel Frazier officiating.  Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery.  The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the funeral home.  Mr. Teal passed from this life surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his residence. Winfred was born in Coffee County to the late Woodrow and Alice Teal.  He was a very God loving and God-fearing man.  Winfred loved making people laugh and telling jokes.  He was a very loving man, and especially loved children.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents, Winfred is also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Teal and William Teal; one sister, Lucy Crumley.  He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Charlotte Teal; three sons, Ricky (Valerie) Teal, Randall (Sharon) Teal, and Bill (Felicia) Teal; three daughters, Faye (Johnny) Stacey, Karen Buckner, and Denise (Jerry) Hill; four brothers, James Teal, David Teal, Ronnie (Teresa) Teal, and Robert (Sherry) Teal; one sister, Mary Ann (Raymond) Floyd; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; considered grandson, Erik Fuller; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Compassus Hospice for being very kind and loving.  They appreciate everything and will always remember your kind gesture. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 Manchester Funeral Home





William Charles Williams, Sr. 

 William Charles Williams, Sr. age 87, of Beechgrove, passed peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2019. A native of Rutherford County, he was preceded in death by his parents, E.K. “Jumbo” and Maybelle Smotherman Williams; three brothers, Houston Williams, S.E. “Buddy” Williams, and Floyd “Tootie” Williams; and three sisters, Ethel Douglas, Repsie Travis, and Ann Allen. He is survived  by his loving wife of 42 years, Allene Maddox Williams; children, Debora Stribling and her husband Billy of Manchester, Reba Baird and her husband Leland of Milton, Tenn., William C. “Bubba” Williams Jr. and his wife Debbie of Manchester, Paula Norris and her husband Jody of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., and Douglas Shipp and his wife Estella of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Peggie Goodwin and Janie Robertson both of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Katie Persson and her husband Tyler of Sparta, TN, Kristina “Charlie” Williams of Denton, TX, Adam Williams of Manchester, and Slade Norris and his wife Charlcie of Charleston, Tenn.; one precious great-grandchild, Elise “Ellie” Marie Williams of Tullahoma; along with several loving nieces and nephews. Charles was a 1950 graduate of Kittrell High School. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Bayonne, N.J. as a military police. He had a life-long profession as an Orthotist and retired from Decard Orthopedics in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. An inurnment will take place at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family would like to express their gratitude to neighbors, Mark and Lisa Duke and Ron and Amy Brown for their love and care. A special thanks is also given to the entire staff at Stones River Manor, the Dietary Department and Andrew Foster LPN; his Physicians, Dr. Albert Kattine, Dr. Barbara Murphy, and Dr. Wilburn George; and also to Caris Hospice of Murfreesboro. Memorials in memory of Mr. Williams can be made to Stones River Manor.

Woodfin Funeral Chapels Murfreesboro and Smyrna


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