Obituaries for Oct. 30

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Funeral services for Mr. Arnold “Art” Anderton, age 76, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Benny Benjamin and Jerry Vinson officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Anderton passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. Art was born on Sept. 6, 1943, in Tullahoma, to the late Ray Anderton and Laura Farrar Payne. Art was a veteran of the United Sates Army, he enjoyed sports, especially the University of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Titans. He enjoyed going to auctions and tinkering on things. He worked for many years in Mt. Juliet for Water Management. In addition to his parents, Art is preceded in death by two brothers Everett and Virgil Mullins. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Georgia Anderton; two sons Travis (Kristy) Anderton and Eric (Emily) Anderton; daughter Melissa (Jason) Sudberry; grandchildren Katie, Clay, Kaden, Dominik, Robin, Brett and Denton; great grandchildren Xaylie, Lizzie and Zoey; brother Red (Bonnie) Anderton.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel





Dustin Wade Buckner

 Mr. Dustin Wade Buckner, 35, passed away Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019 in a fishing accident on the Elk River.  He was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee on May 16, 1984. Dustin owned and operated High and Tight Lawn Care and was a member of the Impact Church in Murfreesboro.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He is survived by his wife, Jamie Grein Buckner; daughter, Charley Buckner; sons, Luke and Benjamin Buckner; father, Dennis Wade Buckner; mother, Bonnie L. Nunley Buckner; brothers, Dwight “Pete” (Angie) Buckner and Casey Buckner; sisters, Lynn Parker, Angela (Ronald) Vaughn, Monica (Kent) Nunley and Danielle (Gerrial) Parks; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bill Adcock officiating with Military Honors.  Visitation was 5–8 p.m. Saturday at Central Funeral Home.

 Central Funeral Home





Darlene Yvonne Collins

 Mrs. Darlene Yvonne Collins, 82, passed away Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 at Bailey Manor in Manchester.  She was born in Lincoln, Neb. on Dec. 19, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest L. Lawrance and Pauline P. Swearengin Lawrance; husband, Ross E. Collins Sr. She was an advertising manager working in newspaper publishing for the Manchester Times, a member of the United Methodist Church and had a love for horses. She is survived by her son, Dr. Ross E. Collins Jr. MD and his wife Laurie of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; granddaughters, Mallory and her husband Ryan Morehead, Mary Morgan and her husband Richard Jenkins; great granddaughter, Lillian Morehead; sister, Barbara Chipponeri and her children’s families. The loving staff at Bailey Manor has been a true blessing to her in her last year of life. Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Garden Mausoleum at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

 Central Funeral Home



 Memorial services for Mr. Coleman Glenn Harmon, age 79, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Manchester Funeral Home. Visitation with the family was from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Mr. Harmon passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at his residence. Coleman was born in Coffee County, the son of the late Joe and Cora Pauline Harmon. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. Coleman retired from A.O. Smith formally known as Magnatech as a maintenance mechanic after over 30 years. He also was a Master Mason of the Ezell Lodge. In his spare time, he enjoyed, shooting guns, building cars, attending flea markets, fishing, and most of all he loved his dogs. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, James P. Harmon; two brothers, Harold Harmon and Douglas Harmon. He is survived by one son, Joe A. Harmon; one daughter, Rhonda Harmon; one sister, Carletta Alford; two grandchildren, Mandie (Jordon) Barecky and Chanda (Bryan) O’Dare; five great grandchildren, Alexis Barecky, Kearra Barecky, Kacey Barecky, Hannah Lafever, and Jayden O’Dare.                 

 Manchester Funeral Home





Kathy Faye Nordgren

 Funeral services for Mrs. Kathy Faye Nordgren, age 68, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Samons officiating. Burial will follow in the Vanattia Family Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Mrs. Nordgren passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro surrounded by her family. Kathy was born on Aug. 29, 1951 to the late Arlis and Catherine Vanattia. She was a member of Living Word Fellowship Church in Wartrace.  Kathy was also the Vice President of Noah Community FCE.  She worked for Coffee County School systems for several years as a teacher’s aide and loved to help in the after-school programs. Kathy was a Cub Scout leader for several years. She enjoyed collecting rocks and light houses, knitting, embroidery, and mostly importantly spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Peter Nordgren. She is survived by one son, Steven R. McDaniel; one step son, Heath Nordgren; four brothers, Michael Vanattia (Marcia), David Vanattia (Beth), Morris Vanattia (Carol), and Kent Vanattia (Tess); one grandson, Gabriel Nordgren; one daughter in law, Lauri Shelton (Chad); Two aunts, Bell Pearson and Faye Brown; and several other relatives and friends. The Nordgren/Vanattia Family and asks that you sign the guest book at

 Tullahoma Funeral Home





Robert Austin Paulk

 Memorial services for Mr. Robert Austin Paulk, Sr., age 82, of Beechgrove, was conducted at 1p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tullahoma with Pastor Alex Hoffner officiating.  Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church.  Robert passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at McArthur Manor in Manchester. Robert was born in Wray, Ga., the son of the late John C. and Ruby Marjorie Gay Paulk.  He was an aeronautical engineer at AEDC and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  Robert was an avid sailor, and enjoyed building a 26-foot concrete boat.  He was interested in politics and volunteered with Coffee County Mental Health Association and Centerstone. In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by an infant son.  He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Eldri S. Paulk; three children, Robert Paulk, Jr., Anne (Kenny) Parker, and John (Sonja) Paulk; seven grandchildren, Daniel (Sarah) Parker, Shelley Parker, Marybeth Parker, Rebecca Parker, Seth Parker, Eliana Paulk, and Jack Paulk; two great grandchildren, Joseph and Andrew Parker; two brothers, Ron and Alan; one sister, Cecile; several nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Doris; and many dear friends.

Manchester Funeral Home




 Boyd Calvin Spry, 86, of Manchester, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2019.  He was born on Sept. 15, 1933 to Ulysses and Lela Espy Spry and grew up in a loving family with brothers, Ellis, Alden, Andy and Johnnie; two sisters, Laura and Patsy.  He was preceded in death by all of them. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct, 24in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Benny Benjamin officiating.  Interment followed with full military honors at Midway cemetery.  Pallbearers included Doyle Duke, Brad Sain, Justin Randolph, Phillip Prater, Jr., Tyler Spry and Jonathan Burton. Visitation with the family was 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, the jail ministry at Central Church of Christ or the Midway Cemetery Fund. He was married to Patricia Prater Spry who preceded him in death in 2012 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Robin Haley Spry, Sept. 11, 1986.  He is survived by his sons, Jeff (Tammy) Spry of Hixson, Tenn. and David Spry of McMinnville; grandchildren, Amanda (Jonathan) Burton of Canton, Ga., Tyler (Jennifer) Spry of Chattanooga and Lexie Spry of McMinnville; great grandson, Turner Burton of Canton, Ga. Above all his worldly accomplishments (and there were many), he was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and led many people to the Lord all over the world.  He founded the jail ministry at Central Church of Christ, where he was a member.  While residing at McArthur Manor in Manchester, he attended the worship service hosted by the New Union Church of Christ. After an exemplary military career in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, he retired in 1975 with 21 ½ years of service.  He received many military awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Outstanding Airman Ribbon and Antarctica Service Ribbon.  He then later went to work at Alvin C. York Veteran’s hospital in Murfreesboro where he again retired after 20 years of service. He will always be remembered by those who knew him as a kind and generous soul who looked out for the interest of others above his own.  This was exhibited most by his loving devotion to his wife, but it also was true in all his relationships.  He was a student of the Bible, but even more, he lived out his faith in every way.

 Woodbury Funeral Home




 Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Vigdorth, age 95, of Manchester, were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was on Monday, October 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Vigdorth passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at her residence.  Betty was born in Cheatham County, to the late Eugene and Anna Ivy. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ. Betty also was a Kindergarten teacher for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, sewing, and most of all spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ewell Vigdorth.  She is survived by two sons, Don Vigdorth (Ellen) and Terry Vigdorth (Ana); two daughters, Patsy Stone (Robert) and Vicki Weiner (Don); seven grandchildren, Marley Vigdorth, Alexander Vigdorth (McKenzie), Emily Vigdorth, Ivy Vigdorth, Zack Weiner, Ben Weiner, and Jennifer Webster; three great grandchildren, William Vigdorth, Jack Vigdorth, and Zoe Poston.

Manchester Funeral Home


Death Notices

Audrey Louise Perry, age 79, of Beechgrove. passed away on Oct. 24, 2019.


James I. Hartsfield 80, May 14, 1939- Oct. 25, 2019

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