Obituaries for Oct. 23

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 Roberta H. Carden, 88, of Tullahoma, TN passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Manchester on Jan. 24, 1931 to Charlie and Annie Hobbs Henderson. She is preceded in death by husband Charles Leighton Carden, sister Vennie L. Norris (Bennie), and brother Robert E. Henderson. She is survived by three children: Charles G. Carden (Candace), of Old Hickory, Tenn.; Donald L. Carden, of Normandy, TN; Brian C. Cherubini (Timothy), of Williamstown, Mass.; and daughter in-law Barbara Carden. Four brothers: Charles G. “Junior” Henderson, of Nashville; Royce Henderson (Ann), of Winter Haven, Fla.; Willard Henderson (Brenda), of Manchester; and Randolph Henderson (Virginia), of Shelbyville. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Donna L. Galloway (Alan) of Murfreesboro; Shaun C. Carden (Christina) of Murfreesboro; Jennifer Boone of Smyrna; Taylor Winton (Ryan) of Tullahoma, TN; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews and her best friend in the world, Marie Fulton. Roberta had a wonderful spirit, loving nature and a sense of adventure throughout her lifetime.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial arrangements are being made with Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

 Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home



 Doris Marie Crosslin of Manchester passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Cleabert and Lois M. Farless Floyd. Mrs. Crosslin was an employee of the Pajama Corporation of America for 16 years until she developed the serious, life-altering illness of Lupus. Later in life she became an active member of the Meals on Wheels program for a number of years where she met many deserving families. She also served as the dedicated chairman for the adult canning and baking displays at the Coffee County Fair for 22 years. Mrs. Crosslin was a member of the Forest Mills United Methodist Church. She is survived by her devoted  and loving husband of 62 years, H.D. Crosslin of Manchester; one daughter,  Gina Crosslin Carr and her husband James of Tullahoma; two grandchildren,  Jessie and Carter Smartt of Manchester; two brothers, Morris Floyd and his wife Emogene of Manchester, and Wayne Floyd and his wife Geraldine of Beech Grove; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Ringer of Manchester, and Joyce Nichols  and her husband Marvin of Manchester; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Crosslin was held on Friday, Oct. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Peter Ferguson and Barry Phelps officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Memorial Garden. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Doris’ memory be made to either the Lupus Foundation of America- 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037; or the Forest Mills United Methodist Church Building Fund- 3804 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355.

 Kilgore Funeral Home



 Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Jane Deal, age 73, of Manchester, will be conducted at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Old Blanton Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the funeral home.  Mrs. Deal passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at her residence in Manchester. Lucy was born in Coffee County, to the late James “J.R.” and Addie Wiser.  Before retirement, Lucy was a librarian for Manchester City Schools.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, she loved sewing and quilting, and enjoyed going to the Farmer’s Market.  She was a loving wife, mother, and sister. Lucy is survived by her loving husband of over 40 years, Charles Deal; one daughter, Mindy Deal; two brothers, Robert and Claude Wiser; three sisters, Teresa Frame, Mary Stoakes, and Doris Hines; and several nieces and nephews.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel



 Claudette Marie Wallace Hulme departed this life to spend eternity with her Lord on Oct. 9, 2019. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa Nov. 28, 1962 to Ralph Kenneth Wallace and Claudia Jean Lowry Wallace. She grew up in Summitville, Tenn..  Her step-father William E Crowely, Sr. owned NAPA Auto Parts in Manchester.  She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries; and a Master of Education.  She taught Biology and Chemistry at Manchester High School.  Claudette was a devout believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and a member of the Southside Baptist Church of Gallatin. She loved the Lord and served Him faithfully by service to her church and to others. She enjoyed hiking, riding horses and the outdoors. Claudette was preceded in death by her father Ralph Kenneth Wallace and stepfather William Earl Crowley, Sr.  She is survived by her mother, Claudia Wiser; stepfather, Jim Wiser; husband of 26 years, David Morrison Hulme; sons,  Nathaniel David Hulme and Jacob Norville Hulme; daughters Claudia Anne Hulme and Hannah Wallace Hulme; brothers Kevin (Haley) Wayne Crowley and William Earl Crowley, Jr. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Interment was at 3 PM at the Summitville Cemetery. The family received friends Friday from 5-8 p.m., and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please donate memorial bibles to the Gideons ( in Claudette’s memory. Online condolences may be submitted at (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

 Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center Gallatin, Tenn.



 Graveside services for Mrs. Margie Ruth Tucker Medley, age 80, of Estill Springs, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20,  at New Brick Church Cemetery.  The family received friends from noon until 1:45 p.m. at Manchester Funeral Home on Sunday before the service.  Mrs. Medley passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 18, at Manchester Healthcare in Manchester. Margie was born in Winchester, to the late Johnnie and Lottie Tucker.  She was a machine operator for Eden Industries before retirement.  Margie loved being outside in her flower bed and watch hummingbirds. In addition to her parents, Margie is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward Medley; one son, James Kevin Medley; one daughter-in-law, Angela Medley; three brothers, Paul, Frank, and Bill Tucker; two sisters, Faye Banks and Mary Foster.  She is survived by one son, Claude C. Medley; one daughter, Vickie Evans (Stephen); two sisters, Joyce Randolph and Betty Wimberley; two grandsons, Jason Evans (Lacey) and Matt Evans (Kristy); two great-grandchildren, Luke and Libby Evans. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Funeral Home in remembrance of Mrs. Margie Medley.

Manchester Funeral Home



 Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Louise Lowe Rayfield, age 79, of Manchester were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Benny Benjamin officiating.  Burial followed in Forest Mill Cemetery.  The family received friends from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.  Mrs. Rayfield passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Bailey Manor in Manchester. Stella was born in Manchester to the late Homa Jarrod Lower and Mary Alice Taylor Lowe.  She was a homemaker and a member of Fountain Grove United Methodist Church. Stella was preceded in death by her parents, Homa Jarrod Lowe and Mary Alice Taylor Lowe; her loving husband of 39 years, Everett “Ray” Rayfield; one son, Bruce Rayfield; one brother, Landon Lowe.  She is survived by three daughters, Judy Rayfield Spears (Jimmy), Vickie Rayfield Ham, and Penny Rayfield Stringer (Kip); one sister, Ruth Lowe Freeze; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

 Coffee County Funeral Chapel




 Donna M. Wolfersberger 79, died Monday Oct. 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 23, 1940 in Manchester, to Charles R. and Eva (Brown) Ulselton.  She was a member of the Newton Christian Church and attended Sedgwick Christian Church.  Donna served the Lord and her church in many ways through the years including helping with Sunday school and cooking many funeral meals. She always had a soft spot in her heart for anyone going through a hard time, especially single parents.  She had a talent for numbers and knew everyone’s phone number after hearing it only once or twice.  Donna also had a good business head that she shared with others. Donna was a good friend to many and enjoyed coffee time and catching up.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and looked forward to spending time with her family. She is survived by her sons: Jim Cozart (Mary Kay) and John Million (Christy) both of Newton, KS, Jason Million (Holley) of Valley Center, Kan.; her husband Phillip Wolfersberger of Newton, Kan.; sisters Doris (Frank) Todd of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Linda Haley of Manchester, and Mary Sue and (Bill) Cawthron of West Plains, Mo. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Donna is preceded in death by her parents; son Shane Million; Brothers Everette, Wayne and Elmer Uselton and sisters Vickie Bush and Joyce Kirk. Funeral services were 10a.m., Monday Oct. 21, at Newton Christian Church 210 Southport Drive with Pastors Justin Bracker and Doug Ingmire presiding.  Visitation was 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 2- 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kan. Memorials are suggested to the Lord’s Diner in care of Petersen Funeral Home 

  Petersen Funeral Home  


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