Monthly Archive: June 2012

7/2/12 — Mildred Reaves Bowden

Mildred Reaves Bowden age 96 of Monteagle requested God to take her home on June 29, 2012 at Sheltering Arms in Palmer.

Mrs. Bowden attended Morton Memorial Methodist Church and was an avid reader for 96 years. Mrs. Bowden lived with her daughter Margaret Anne Thomas for 5 years before going to Sheltering Arms in January. She left the sheltering arms of the Roberts’ family in Palmer to rest in God’s sheltering arms.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Mr. Charles Upton Bowden; her parents John Cheatham Reaves and Mary Ellen Reaves; brothers and sisters Lewis Reaves, Carl Reaves, Kenneth Reaves, Wryas Reaves, Ina Mae Ramsey Clark, Roger Reaves, and Ralph Reaves.

Survivors include her children Upton Beall Bowden III and his wife Wanda of Fort Wayne, Indiana, John Wayne Bowden and his wife Arvillene of Norfolk, Virginia and Margaret Anne Thomas, and her husband Kenneth of Tracy City, Tennesssee; grandchildren Tyson Thomas, Anna Disser, Lauren Floyd, Beth Maybach, Amy Bowden, John Bowden and Upton Beall Bowden IV; 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will meet at 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 2, 2012 at Warren Cemetery in Pelham for a graveside service with Brother Danny Coffelt officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Sheltering Arms Post Office Box 26 Palmer, Tennessee 37365.

Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home

7/1/12 — Ella Ruth Walton

Ella Ruth Walton, age 71 of Decherd, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Ms. Walton enjoyed reading, needle point, gardening and flower gardening. Her greatest passion of all was rescuing lost and sick animals.

Ms. Walton is preceded in death by her parents, George and Lucy Gipson; brothers, George Gipson Jr. and Leonard Gipson.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years Robert Walton of Decherd; daughter, Tammy (Gary) Overman of Tullahoma; step-children, Robert L. Walton and Shawna Walton both of Louisiana and 4 step grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3 PM from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Mt. Garner Cemetery.

Visitation will Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 1-3 PM.

Watson – North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

7/1/12 — Joann Reagon Brawner

Joann Reagon Brawner of Huntsville, passed away June 27, 2012.

She retired from IBM where she worked for many years. After retirement she was a real estate broker. She was very happy, motivated person and would be the first one to yell road trip. She devoted her life to her daughter, grandkids and great-grandkids.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Louise Reagon and son, Keith Alan Brawner.

Ms. Brawner is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Brawner; grandchildren, Bridget Lombardi, Chelsea Brawner and fiancé Jeff Brooks, Zackary Brawner, Amy Brooke Stahl; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Autumn Loffler, Gabriella Lombardi, Caelynn Emily Loffler; sisters, Betty Hanson and Liz Henderson; daughter-in-law, Susan Lombardi.

Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Elora Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 12-2pm.

Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

7/1/12– Mary Ellen Turner Crouch

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Turner Crouch, age 85, of Manchester, will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jimmy Rigsby officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 1 at Manchester Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crouch passed away Saturday morning at Middle Tennessee Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Crouch was born in Smithville, TN, the daughter of the late Charlie and Gladys Parker Turner.

Mary attended and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.  Until her retirement, Mary was employed at Colonial Shirt Factory in Manchester.  Her hobbies included quilting and gardening, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her loving family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crouch was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Crouch, and five brothers, William Edward, James, Jack, J.C., and Charles Turner.

She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy (Edwin) Brake and Rebecca (Don) Harrell, both of Manchester; three granddaughters, Crystal Brake, Brandy Harrell Gibbs, and Ashley Harrell Jernigan; one great granddaughter, Briley Jernigan, all of Manchester; three sisters, Helen (Benny) Todd of Murfreesboro, Audrey (Tommy) Webb of Smithville, and Betty (Junior) Conrad of Niles, MI; one brother, Ernest (Martha) Turner of McMinnville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial donations for Mrs. Crouch be made to American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood St, Chattanooga, TN  37403 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX  75231.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crouch family.

7/1/12 — James Calvin “JC” Maxey

Mr. James Calvin “J.C.” Maxey, age 91, of Tullahoma, passed away Friday at Life Care Center of Tullahoma.

He is native of Franklin Co. and the son of the late Willie and Leland Pollock Maxey. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Johnnie Jones, Frances Maxey, and a brother, Mitchell Maxey.

Mr. Maxey was a retired boilermaker at A.E.D. C., a WWII, US Army Veteran with the 30th Infantry Division, Cannon Company 120th Infantry and a was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

He is survived by 2 Nephews, Willie Maxey and Jerry (Marie) Maxey both of Tullahoma, a great niece, Kelli (Dale) Garner of Tullahoma, sister in law, Maggie Maxey of Tullahoma, great nephews, Danny (Angie) Maxey of Canton, GA, Brian (Merwen) Maxey of Tullahoma, 3 great great nieces, and 3 great great nephews.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, from 12:00PM until 2:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00PM in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dwight Duckworth.

Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

6/28/12

Birthdays:

Steven Bell – Pizza Winner!   Janice Branch,   Marcie Farris,   Asher Grayson Bowen – 1,   Cheyenne Freeman – 15 -,  Stewart Fishe, Terry Vassar, Lorretta Eckerson.

7/3/12 — Infant Judy Elaine Bombich

Infant Judy Elaine Bombich entered in to heavenly rest on June 27, 2012 at Erlanger in Chattanooga.

Judy was born on June 27, 2012 to her loving parents Mary Barbour and Anthony Bombich. Judy is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Lisa Pease of Beechgrove, TN; maternal grandfather, Dan Woodman of Wearham, Mass; paternal grandfather, Gary Bombich of Southbend, IN; uncles, Robert Woodman of Wearham, IN, Christopher Pease of Decherd, TN, Kyle Bombich of Southbend, IN; and a host of other relatives.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Watson-North Memorial Park.

Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral service.

Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park in  charge of arrangements.

7/1/12 — James V. Winton

James  V. Winton,  age 67 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on June 27, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester.

James was the owner of James’ Book Store in Manchester and will be fondly remembered as a friend of everyone. He was a member of the Forest Mill Church of Christ.

He was born on March 31, 1945 in Manchester, TN to his parents, the late Vernon Winton and Juanita Anderson Winton.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly D. Winton-Lyall and her husband Daniel of Tullahoma, TN; sisters, Faye Simmons and her husband J.D. of Manchester,TN  and “special sister” Carolyn Hollingsworth of Manchester; two grandchildren, Megan Rian Maxey and Nathan Grant Lydall of Tullahoma, TN; nephew, Jeff Simmons of Manchester, TN; and a host of friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 5:00  until 8:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brothers Chris Boyce and Benny Benjamin officiating.

Burial will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN .

Grass Fire Leads To Mobile Home Burning

Mobile home burns after grass catches fire... By Barry West

Smoke could be seen all across Coffee County Thursday afternoon around 3:00pm. The cause was a grass fire that grew out of control and set an abandoned mobile home on fire at 2651 Boynton Valley Road. The smoke from the fire could be seen in Hillsboro. The North Coffee Fire Department was hampered by the lack of water and had to wait for mutual aid from Summitville and New Union. Coffee County EMS was on stand-by. The property belongs to Bobbie Sue Alford.

Firefighters work to knock down flames in Boynton Valley fire... By Barry West

Gang Working In Manchester

Manchester Police are investigating the theft of purses from vehicles parked at the Manchester Recreation Center. According to Manchester Police Investigator Butch Stewart, this isn’t the first time the thieves have stolen purses from vehicles parked at the recreation center. He noted that the center does not have security cameras in place. Stewart said that the thefts are being committed by the Felony Lane Gang.  The gang has been operating in the Coffee County area for about a year now. He explained that the group is based out of Florida and they have been going all over the southeastern United States stealing purses from cars. During the latest thefts the crooks cashed a $2,000 check in Brentwood, and an investigator there contacted the victim.  Stewart warned that woman should not leave their purses, cell phones or other valuables in their vehicles.

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