Obituaries for Nov. 25

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Funeral services for Mr. Frank Arlan Anderson, age 76 of Manchester, were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Danny Anderson and Brother Lynn Anderson officiating. Burial was in Farrar Hill Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday, Nov. 22 from 4-8 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Anderson was born in Manchester on January 23, 1943. He was a United States Army veteran. Arlan retired after working for over 40 years from Metro Public Schools as an Inventory Supervisor for the Board of Education. He then worked for Avis Budget Rental Cars. He was a loving husband and father. Arlan enjoyed fishing and playing games. He was preceded in death by his father, Andy Franklin Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Faye Anderson; mother, Mozell Anderson; son, Jeffrey Anderson (Nikki); brother, Cecil Anderson (Judy), sisters, Barbara Arnold (Leon), Elaine Goines (Herbert), Gail Waterson (Terrell); grandson, Dakota Anderson; niece who was like a daughter, Tossa Román; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Nikki Hall and her family, as well as, Hospice Compassus for the love and care given. You may sign the online guestbook at

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel





Edward Phillip “Abe” Davis 

 Edward Phillip “Abe” Davis of Manchester passed this life on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at his home at the age of 82. Mr. Davis was born in Pocahontas, to the late John and Lena Crosslin Davis and worked during his life as a route salesman with Sunbeam Bread. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Davis; one son, Phil Davis; and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Davis is survived by two sons, Barry Davis and Brad Davis; one daughter, Amy McKinney and her husband David; two brothers, Dorris Davis and his wife Velma and Vernon Davis and his wife Fredia; one sister, Treva Summers; grandchildren, Jennifer Smith and her husband Michael, Jimi Bryce, Tammy Daniels and Elizabeth Davis; and great-grandchildren, Lizzie, Leon, Wesley, Landon, Karson, Kallie, Taygen, and Rylan; and a "special friend", Dot Allison. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

 Kilgore Funeral Home




 Funeral services for Octavia Fay Galligan, age 78, of Manchester, TN, were conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Manchester Funeral Home with Jonathan Jones and Vann Darden officiating.  Burial was in Ragsdale Cemetery.  Visitation with the family was from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Mrs. Galligan passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Manchester Healthcare. Octavia was born in Manchester, the daughter of the late Ira and Nannie Decker Vann.  She retired from Coffee County Nursing Home, where she was a CNA and was a member of Bushy Branch House of Prayer.  She enjoyed taking care of children, loved flowers, her church and God. In addition to her parents, Octavia was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dan Galligan; five brothers, L.H. Hendrix, Talmage, Thurman, Buell, and Ira Vann, Jr.; three sisters, Willa Dean Adams, Mary Cornelison, and Ella Pearl Newlin.  She is survived by one daughter, Yvonne (Fred) Pratt; two sisters, Evangeline Floyd and Carylon Jones; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Angela) Walker, Octavia Caldwell, Billy (Jennifer) Pratt and Jacinda Pratt (Tina Poore); seven great grandchildren, Brent Walker, Dana (Terrell) Caldwell, Dakota (Elizabeth) Caldwell, Dinah Caldwell, Cheyenne Pratt, Tylar Pratt, and Makayla Pratt; three great, great grandchildren, Dorian and Trinity Mobley, and Lincoln Caldwell, and two more on the way; many nieces and nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr, Ste 900, Arlington, VA  22202.

 Manchester Funeral Home





 Haskel “Dugan” Merlin Harper

 Funeral Services for Mr. Haskel “Dugan” Merlin Harper, age 90, of Manchester were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was Monday, Nov. 25 from 4-8 p.m. at Manchester Funeral Home. Mr. Harper passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Manchester Health Care. Dugan was born in Fulton, Miss. on July 4, 1929, to the late Johnny and Modean Harper. He was a U.S Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War, World War II, and the Cold War. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 43 in Tullahoma, The Coffee County Coon Hunters Association, and Spotted Saddle Horse Association. He worked as a farmer and heavy equipment operator.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda Gail; one stepson, Tim Buckner (Joanna); one brother, Robert Harper. He is survived by two sons, Johnny Harper (Vickie) and Clint Harper (Kim); four daughters, Sandra South (Ervin), Rhonda Harper, Victoria David (Jeremy), and Lisa Crim (Ronnie); one step son, Steve Walden; two brothers, Johnny Harper and Ben Harper (Agnes); one sister, Wanda Fowler; 17 grandchildren, Timothy South, Michael South, John Harper, Nicole Austin, Kris Frye, Brooke Powers, Daneile Jeffery, Marilyn Baker, Cliff Baker, Lindsey Crim, Amanda Harper, Audrae Harper, Derek Harper, Jason Buckner, Charles Buckner, Elizabeth Sheehan, and Courtney Walden; 30 great grandchildren; and seven great–great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Patriot Riders of Manchester. 130 Shelton Road Manchester, TN 37355

 Manchester Funeral Home





 Mrs. Linda Gail Keever, 69, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at McArthur Manor in Manchester.  She was born in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Dec. 3, 1949.  She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Keever; birth mother, Mildred Ada Neal Keever; and the mother who raised her, Barbara Jean Neal Keever. She was a retired school teacher having taught in Coffee, Grundy and Knox Counties. She is survived by her daughter, Tracey and her husband Brad Weibert of Monteagle,; brothers, Ken (Sandy) Keever, Clinton, TN, Alan (Carla) Keever, Merle (Michelle) Keever, Oak Ridge, and Christopher Keever, Oak Ridge; special friend, Christine Fisher; nieces, Mallory Avello, Alexis Keever, Kasey Keever and Rachel Keever; nephews, Chase Keever, Matthew Keever, Ryan Register and Bogey Keever. Extended family members include the Hershman and Weibert Families. Funeral services were 7 p.m., Monday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with visitation: 5-7 p.m., Monday at Central Funeral Home. Visitation was also Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. (EST) at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in Oak Ridge, Tenn. with a graveside service  11 a.m. Wednesday at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park conducted by Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home, Oak Ridge. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, 104 North Spring Street, Manchester, Tennessee 37355.

 Central Funeral Home 





David Lawrence Keith

 David Lawrence Keith was born Sept. 20, 1934 in Jackson County, Tenn. to Luther and Edith Keith (Hall).  He passed away from this life at River Park Hospital in McMinnville on Nov. 17, 2019 at the age of 85.  He was a member of the Morrison Church of Christ.  David was preceded in death by his parents, sister Frances and brothers Donald, Bobby, and Larry. David married Ellen Johnson of Morrison, on May 24, 1952.  To this union was born a son David Dwight Keith and granddaughter Gracie Mae Keith. David and Ellen moved to Ohio in 1954 and worked for Teledyne Monarch Rubber Company for 35 years before retiring and moving back to the Fountain Grove community in 1990. David was hard working, dependable and generous.  He was a friend to many, a strong supportive father and a loving dedicated husband for 67 years.  He will be dearly missed. Visitation was 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. The funeral was at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. You may sign the online guestbook at

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel



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