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Obituaries for Nov. 28

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 Graveside Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Clara Barlow, age 70, were conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Brother Dean Northcutt officiating. The Family received guests at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from noon until 1 p.m. Mrs. Barlow passed away on Nov. 23, 2018 at her residence. Elizabeth was born in Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of the late William and   Josephine McNeil. She was a member of Covenant Fellowship Church. Elizabeth was a homemaker and enjoyed going to church and loved her animals. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John William Barlow. She is survived by four daughters, Michelle Love (Mark), Vonda Jennette (David), Shannon Lester, and Joy Turner (Jamie); one brother, Billy McNeil (Cindy); thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Manchester Funeral Home.

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William Raymond Hargis

Mr. William Raymond Hargis, 90, passed away Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018 at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville.  He was born in Gruetli-Laager on Feb. 10, 1928. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Willie Childers officiating with burial in the Swiss Colony Cemetery.  Visitation was noon – 2 p.m., Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee.



Funeral services for Mrs. Melva Dean Ramsey Little, age, 85, of Manchester, was be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.  24, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Goodhope Cemetery in Livingston, Tenn. The family received guests at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. until the service time. Melva was born in Overton County, Tenn. the daughter of the late Charles and Addieville Ramsey. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Manchester. Melva enjoyed quilting, cooking, loved music, and most of all spending time with her beloved family. In addition to her parents, Melva is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Little; three brothers, Clifford Ramsey, Castle Ramsey, and Hollis Ramsey. She is survived by two sons, Robert Bruce Little (Kathy) and Gilbert Little (Lanai); four grandchildren, Justin Little (Allison), Travis Little (Heather), Kael Hyde (Justin), and Lauren Baker (Chris); three great grandchildren, Samantha Little, Wesley Little, and Addilyn Hyde. You may sign the online guestbook at

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Anna McClanahan were conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Bryan Cemetery.  The family received friends from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Mrs. McClanahan passed away suddenly on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Bailey Manor in Manchester. Jo Anna was born in Coffee County, to the late Elgie and Maymie Spears.  She was a bookkeeper before retirement and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.  Jo Anna loved being outside and working in her yard.  She was a southern bell with a strong sense of propriety and she was wonderfully generous.  Jo Anna was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother. In addition to her parents, Jo Anna is also preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 30 years, Dean McClanahan and one sister, Naomi Love.  She is survived by her son, Jason (Shelley) McClanahan, one step-son, David; two step-daughters, Janet and Judy; one brother, Jimmy Spears; three sisters, Inez Smith, Charlene Miller, and Barbara Barton; one grandson, Tristan McClanahan. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Jo Anna’s name to Bryan Cemetery, c/o Jimmy Spears, 1234 Love Road, Morrison, TN 37357. You may sign the online guestbook at

Coffee County Funeral Chapel



Mrs. Tami Lala Powers, 49, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.  She was born in Winchester, Tennessee on Oct. 20, 1969 to Phillip Bennett and Judy Funeral services were 1 p.m., Friday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with Minister Taylor Haley officiating with burial in the Winton Cemetery. Visitation was 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday at Central Funeral Home.





Thomas L. Ritter 


Thomas L. Ritter of Franklin, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Nov. 11, 2018, at the age of 91.   Tom was born in Bellville, Ohio, a small farming village.  At an early age he learned that hard work was a way of life on the farm, a discipline he used throughout his life.  In 1944, at the age of 18 and before his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent two years at various Naval locations.  After the war ended, he enrolled at Kent State University in Ohio, where he met Charlotte, his future wife.  They married after graduation and were together for just shy of 69 years.  Tom worked in executive management for a large conglomerate, relocating often around the country until making Nashville home in 1965.  With local partners, he acquired Buford Bros. and Pierce Equipment and ran those companies until he retired.  Tom assumed many leadership roles in the Nashville and Brentwood communities, such as serving on the Boards of Directors of local banks, Martin Methodist College, and local Methodist charities.   Tom and Charlotte enjoyed golfing and traveling worldwide, visiting over 46 countries.  Tom was quietly generous and could light up a room with his presence and charm.  He spent his final years with Charlotte at the Heritage in Brentwood and Somerby of Franklin, and was a member of the Brentwood United Methodist Church. Tom and Charlotte have four children, Kay (deceased), Leslie (David), Tom (Dana) and Greg, 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews.  Tom is predeceased by his sisters Doris Ann and Dot.   Memorials in Tom’s name may be made to the Kay Ritter Hassiotis Scholarship Fund at Martin Methodist College, c/o Sally Phelps, Advancement Office, Martin Methodist College, 433 West Madison Street, Pulaski, TN 38478.  Services are being scheduled for a later date. 

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Sandra Jean Trail

Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Jean Trail, age 77, of Antioch, were be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 25, at Manchester Funeral Home with brother Mike Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Fredonia Cemetery. The family received guests on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 from noon until the service time. Mrs. Trail passed away on Thursday, Nov, 22, 2018, at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville. Sandra was born in Manchester, the daughter of the late Thomas Preston and Robbie Gladys Daniel. She was a member of the Blanton’s Chapel Church.  Sandra was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo, fishing, and most of all spending time with her beloved family. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Preston and Robbie Gladys Parker.  Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Lyndel Trail; two daughters, Regina Perez (Adelmo) and Erica Trail (Larry Doochin); three sisters, Charlotte Aldridge (Richard), Sherry England (Ronald), Cynthia Stowe (Bill); eight grandchildren, Coty Paulsen (Amanda), Brittney Cavariani (Michael), Will Floyd (Samantha), Maegan Floyd (Tony Jasper), Christian Perez, Jeyson Perez, Emanuel Perez, Eliel Perez; and six great grandchildren. 

 Manchester Funeral Home 




Ronnie Lyne Womack

Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Lyne Womack, age 68, of Manchester, TN were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Manchester Funeral Home with Brother James Hawkins officiating. Burial followed in Paynes Cove Cemetery. The family receive guest at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 11a.m. until service time. Mr. Womack passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Ronnie was born in Warren County, the son of the late Charles and Oma Lea Womack.  He attended Church of God in Pelham, TN. Ronnie was a Tennessee football fan, he loved playing golf, working in the yard, and most of all spending time with his beloved family. Ronnie was a hard-working man, beloved husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Dixie Martin (Glenn). He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Womack; two daughters, Melissa Wetherington and Anna Reel (Bryan Pennington); one sister, Sharron Hillis (Eddy); three grandchildren; three sister-in- laws, Kathy Schiffner (Ken Mifsud), Anita Morris (Monroe), and Brenda Vaughn; several nieces and nephews and extended family.

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