Obituaries for Oct. 31

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 Vickey Lynn Crouse age 63 of Beechgrove, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. She was the daughter to the late Harvey D. and Serena Elizabeth (Sadler) Hicks. She is survived by her daughter, Windy Michelle Brown; brother, Kevin Hicks (Vivian); and two grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be submitted at  

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 Funeral services for Mrs. Lexie Floyd, age 90 of Manchester, were conducted at 1p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial was in Welker Cemetery.  The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the funeral home.  Mrs. Floyd passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at St. Thomas – Rutherford in Murfreesboro. Lexie was born in Livingston, Tenn. to the late Robert and Bertha Carr.  She was a member of New Union Church of Christ. In her spare time Lexie loved quilting, cooking, and canning.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her parents, Lexie is also preceded in death by three brothers, R.H. Carr, J.T. Carr, and Marvin Walker; two sisters, Minda Cantrell and Myrtle Justice.  She is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Buford Floyd; three sons, Dale Floyd, Keith Floyd, and Dennis (Stella) Floyd; one daughter, Debbie (Coy) Brinkley; one brother, Millard Carr; one sister, Willie Shelton; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. You may sign the online guestbook at

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Robert Lee Hale, age 84, of Manchester, TN, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Manchester Health Care Center in Manchester. He was born Oct. 14, 1934 in Pikeville, Tenn., son of the late William Franklin Hale and Rena (Arnett) Hale. After proudly serving his country in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1965 as a Radarman Second Class, Robert worked for many years at the Carrier Air Conditioner Factory. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Hale, Manchester, TN; son, Jerry Lee (Kathy) Hale, Lebanon; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Clifford Hale, Manchester; sister, Mary Yates, Spencer; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his daughter - Debra Lynn Borden; sons, Roger Hale and Robert Wayne Hale; brothers, Hoover Hale, Horton Hale, Johnny Hale, and Walter Hale; and sisters, Mable Hale and Lola Hale. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 1 p.m.  Interment was in Lantana Cemetery.  Visitation was held prior to the service from 11a.m. to 1p.m. 

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 Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby “Juanita” Henegar were held Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Alan Adams officiating. Interment was at Shady Grove Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel from 10 a.m. until service time. Ruby Juanita Henegar, 82, of the Shady Grove Community died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 following an extended illness. A native of Coffee County, Tennessee she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lola Mae Johnson. She was a homemaker and retired after several years as a seamstress at Eden Industries. A member of East Main Street Church of Christ, she loved the outdoors, gardening, cooking, quilting, watching UT sports, especially the Lady Vols, and above all, spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband James Herman on Dec. 26, 2000, son Charles Herman, and granddaughter Amelia Grace. She is survived by her son James Richard and daughter-in-law Trisha L. of Shelbyville and a host of other relatives and friends.  One of 11 children, her brothers and sisters were all native Tennesseans. They are Thomas Fred Johnson (deceased), Sarah Agnes Miller, Louis Johnson, Ellen Keith, Herman Johnson, Leonard Johnson (deceased), Clayton Johnson (deceased), Luree McMahan (deceased), Levon Johnson, and Jerry Johnson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the Parkinson's Foundation, or the American Cancer Society.

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Andrew Robert Gamble passed in his sleep on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pensacola Fla.  He was born on March 4, 1981 in Tullahoma.  Andrew attended Manchester City and Coffee County Schools, graduating with the Class of 2000.  He graduated from Union University in 2005. Andrew enjoyed playing sports and he played basketball for the Union Bulldogs.  He also coached AAU Girl’s teams in recent years.  He was an avid professional football and basketball fan.  Andrew worked in the retail furniture industry for many years and was preparing to enter the insurance industry at the time of his death.  He was kind, loving, and humble and he was a beloved and loyal friend to many. Andrew was preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Trudy Kunes, and Verlin and Delores Gamble.  He is survived by his parents Rick and Bonnie Gamble, and sisters Vanessa (Kent) Barnard and Melissa Gamble, and aunts, uncles and cousins.  He had two nephews, twins Aidan and Ethan Hayes.  He is also survived by his loving girlfriend Lindsay Gale Gibson, Mt. Holly NC.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday Nov. 3 at the Manchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church (838 McArthur St.) from 10 a.m. – noon. A memorial service will follow. Donations in Andrew’s memory can be made to Park Partners (Inclusive Playground Fund) Manchester Recreation Dept. PO Box 776 Manchester TN 37349, or to the Dusty Elam Foundation (




On Oct. 27, 2018 Mrs. Irma Crowell Massey, age 90, of Murfreesboro, formally of Beechgrove, entered into rest at St. Thomas Rutherford. Irma was a 1945 graduate of Manchester Central High School and Middle Tennessee State college of 1949. She was a teacher in the Tullahoma and Manchester City school system before she retired after 32 years. After retirement she spent 19 years as a teaching leader with Bible Study Fellowship International in the Murfreesboro Women’s Day Class. She was an active member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church serving as a Sunday school teacher, treasurer, elder, session clerk and pianist during her 80-year membership at the Beech Grove and Mt. Tabor Cumberland Presbyterian churches. In 2015 she moved into Adam’s Place Assisted Living in Murfreesboro. Irma was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Herman “Kat” Massey; beloved granddaughter, Mary Grace Hodsdon; parents, Oscar and Nora Crowell; brother, Burrell H. Crowell and sister, Vivian C. Farrar. She is survived by son, Maxey H. (Deanna) Massey of Lebanon; daughter, Mary Edith (John) Hodsdon of Brentwood; grandchildren, Hillary (Josh) Savley, Adam (Morgan) Massey, Nora Hodsdon; great grandchildren Addie, Noah and Jenna Savley, Samuel and Farrah Massey, Carter Hodsdon; seven Crowell offsprings; a host of Masseys and special cousin, Morty (Joyce) Lloyd of Chattanooga. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Mt. Tabor Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 6000 Manchester Pike, Murfreesboro A celebration of life will be held immediately following at the Mt. Tabor Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made to    Beech Grove New Cemetery c/o Larry Brandon, 269 French Brantley Rd., Wartrace, TN 37183.

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Irma Crowell Massey


Mrs. Peggy Ann Nobles Miller, 85, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Horizon Health and Rehab.  She was born in Manchester on Sept. 29, 1933 to Jesse Benton Nobles and Ruby Exene Thaxton Nobles who preceded her in death along with her husband, Hiram Alfred “Shorty” Miller; son, Aaron Eugene Miller; sister, Nellie Jarrell; brothers, Benton, Roy and Frank Nobles; granddaughter, Anna Exene Webb; son-in-law, Billy Edward Webb; daughter-in-law, Linda Gail Kimbro Miller. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester and also attended the church she grew up in, Mud Creek Methodist.  She had worked as a machine operator in local garments factories and helped her husband in real estate sales. She is survived by her daughters, Patsy Exene Webb of Manchester and Jo Ann (Dirk) Simones, North Carolina; grandchildren, Larry Eugene Miller, Erin Danielle Kehely and Quinton Drew (Rebecca) Simones; great-grandchildren, James Edward “Jamey” Webb-Lowe and McKenna Gail Kehely; sister-in-law, Jean Nobles Freeze; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Central Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Nester and Chaplain Tim Keller officiating with burial in the Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Saturday and noon until time of service Sunday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.

 Central Funeral Home 


Funeral services for Mrs. Marlene Joan Spears, age 84, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Scott Whaley officiating.  Burial will follow in Holland Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Mrs. Spears entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Marlene was born in Central Lake, Mich. to the late William and Genevieve McGuire.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.  Marlene loved reading, supporting missionaries, and was an amazing cook.  She was a very loving wife, mother and grandma. Marlene is preceded in death by her parents, William and Genevieve McGuire.  She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Sam “Les” Spears; one son, Erroll “Britt” (Janet) Spears; one daughter, Susan (Rockey) Hamilton; three sisters, Nancy Melvin, Lois Godfrey, and Merla Haskin; five grandchildren, Nathan Spears, Heather (Adam) Carter, Jeremiah Hamilton, Rebecca Spears, and Lauren (Christopher) Burns; and nine great-grandchildren, Sam Burns, Will Burns, Betsy Burns, Kaylyn Hamilton, Aleyah Hamilton, Kinley Hamilton, Gabriel Carter, Malachi Carter, and Avonlea Carter. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Marlene’s name to the First Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

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Horace Elvin Trail

Funeral services for Mr. Horace Elvin Trail, age 73, of Manchester were conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Manchester Funeral Home with Brother David Wall officiating. Burial followed at Forest Mill Cemetery. The family received friends from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at Manchester Funeral Home. Mr. Trail passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Unity Medical Center. Horace was born in Coffee County, TN to the late Ardith and Mary Aliene Trail.  He was employed through carrier for 36 years before retiring. Horace enjoyed shooting guns, being outdoors, and most of all being with his family. In addition to his parents, Horace is also preceded in death by three brothers; Roy Trail, Marion Trail, and Ardith Trail, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Faye Trail; two sons, Doug Trail (Kim) of Manchester and Greg Trail (Mary Helen) of Beechgrove; one sister Voelia “Bo” Bell of Tullahoma; six grandchildren, Matthew Trail, Jonathan Trail, Wyatt Trail, Courtney Trail, Shannon Wilson, and Kyle Byrom; and four great grandchildren. 

Manchester Funeral Home 



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