Monthly Archive: January 2012

South Cumberland Rec Area Activities — Jan 13

Friday January 13, 2012

6:00 p.m.

Winter Film Series Part 2 National Parks; Americas Best Idea

Meet Ranger Brent at the South Cumberland Visitor Center to watch Ken Burns wonderful documentary about one of our most precious resources, our National Parks. 

Coffee County-Manchester Public Library Book Signing

Mary Spears Rigsby, author of The Story of Mount Carmel, a history of the Mount Carmel Cemetery and community will be at the Coffee County Public Library’s book signing on Jan. 14th from 10:00 until 2:00.

This 295 page hard bound book contains the personal histories of those buried in the cemetery and the original cemetery trustees, as well as, the history of the Mt. Carmel Church and bell, Ed Lawrence’s Blacksmith Shop and Walsh’s Store.

Each book is $50.00 with all proceeds benefiting the Mount Carmel Cemetery Fund.

For more information please call 596.4222.

Coffee County Manchester Public Library — 5th Annual Author Signing

Coffee County Manchester Public Library

The 5th Annual Author Signing is Saturday the 14th of January.

Everyone is welcome!

Birthdays-Anniversaries for Jan. 10th


Dale Thomas – 61
Ray Teal – 76
Jacob Reese – 2 – Pizza Winner!
Faye Vaughn
Richard Huddleston – 86
Noah Anderson – 13
Tim Garrett – 58
Braden Carl Adams – 4
Anna Henderson
Becky Harmon


Jim & Becky Price – 31st!

Birthdays-Anniversaries for Jan. 9th


Greg Ray
Katherine Fish
Shannon Meeks
Aleeah Holmes – 15 – Pizza Winner!

Birthdays-Anniversaries for Jan. 8th


Lance D. Zeigler
Nathan Jones – 2 – Pizza Winner!
Justin Duke – 18
Jessica Duke – 18
Curtis Thomas – 34
Bertie Bush


Gerald & Kathy Basham – 21st

Birthdays-Anniversaries for Jan. 7th


Sherry Vandenboscche – Pizza Winner!
Joshua Davis – 27
Kristin Wray – 11


Ron & Shirley Regan

Calvin Eugene Harrell

Mr. Calvin Eugene Harrell, age 70, a Coffee County native and longtime resident of Tullahoma passed away on January 10, 2012 in Madison, Alabama.

He was born February 27, 1941 near Morrison, TN. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Dorthy Fleak Harrell and by his wife of 47 years, Jenny Harrell.

He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Jill and Richard Travers of Madison, AL, son, Vince Harrell and Debra Cook of Bluffton, SC, Grandchildren, Rebekah and Jason Shaw of Harvest, AL and Rachel Travers of Madison, AL.

Mr. Harrell graduated from the University of New York and Upper Iowa University. He retired from Harton Regional Medical Center in 2008 after working there since 1966. He worked as the Laboratory Manager at Harton for many years. He was selected as a Technologist of the year for Tennessee by the Society of American Medical Technologist. He was also a diplomat in Laboratory Management with the American Society of Clinical Pathologist.

He was a past chairman of the Coffee-Moore Chapter of the Red Cross and a former member of the Kiwanis Club.

In addition to working at Harton, he attended Faith Theological Seminary and became a God-Called Ordained Minister. He had worked as a Christian Counselor with the Family Counseling Center in Manchester.

Calvin will be remembered for his dedication to family, friends and serving God.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 1:00PM in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Wall and Rev. Jack Lambert officiating.

Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Coffee Co.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Stephen Mankin Roberts

Mr. Stephen Mankin Roberts age 60 of Monteagle, Tennessee passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

Stephen was a retired caseworker with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and had been a teacher.

Stephens favorite pastime was to spend time at the lake fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Marinell Roberts; children, Jason Scott, Timothy Scott and Angela Pritchett; brother, Keith Roberts; grandchildren, Jasmine Scott, Jillian Scott, Windsong Pritchett and Emily Letienne; nephew, Graham Roberts.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

The family will receive friends Tuesday 4-9 P.M.

Burial will be in the City Cemetery in Tracy City, TN.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle. 

Geneva Ann Graves

Geneva Ann Graves, age 76 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012.

Geneva , or “Mama Graves” as numerous special people in her life knew her, was the owner and operator of G & G Furniture in Manchester and a member of the Church of Christ “Temple Lot” of Independence, MO.

She was born on August 30, 1935 in McMinnville, TN to her parents, the late James Lester Scruggs and Velma Irene Winton Scruggs. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Moran L. “Buddy” Graves and sister, the late Carolyn Fay Eddy.

She will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family, coaching softball and cooking, especially baking.

She is survived by her son, Steve M. Graves and his wife Gwen of Manchester, TN; daughter, Debbie G. Stevens of Manchester, TN; two grandchildren, Deborah Nicole “Nikki” Alonso of Manchester, TN and Stephen Graves of Manchester, TN; one great-granddaughter, Victoria Lake Alonso; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday evening, January 10, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Bob Oldham officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.

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