Monthly Archive: August 2012

9/3/12 — Alfred Junior Loeffler

Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Junior  Loeffler, age 87, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday,  September 3, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. 

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial  Gardens. 

Visitation with the family  will be from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 2 at the funeral  home. 

Mr. Loeffler passed away on  Friday morning at Harton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Loeffler was born in Petersburg,  IL.  He was a general foreman for  Caterpillar and also was a bus driver for Coffee County Schools for 18 years, as  well as worked at the Coffee County Livestock barn.

In addition to his parents, Mr.  Loeffler was also preceded in death by three brothers and  sisters.

Mr. Loeffler is survived by his loving  wife of 60 years, Jane Clark Loeffler of Manchester; one son, Travis Loeffler of  Manchester; one daughter, Debbie (Bruce) Weiman of Fisher, IL; and one  granddaughter, Katie Weiman.


Manchester Funeral Home is honored to  serve the Loeffler family.



Tracy McCart – 35 – Pizza Winner!

Jamie Newman – 36,   Doug Fletcher,   Adam Steele – 14,   Ethan Jacob Trimune – 5,   Luke Sain – 17.

Anniversaries:  Robert & Lucille Gann,   Donald & Nancy Newman – 37th!



Daylyn Todd – Pizza Winner!

Allison Elam,   Mathew Gilliam – 13,   Doreen Barnes,   Kathy Nordgren

9/2/12 — Ruby Dill Ristvedt

Ruby Dill Ristvedt, age 86, a native of Murfreesboro, passed away August 30th at the home of her daughter, Laura Ristvedt in LaVergne, TN.

A 1944 Murfreesboro Central High School graduate, she attended David Lipscomb College for three years and graduated from Middle Tennessee State College in 1948. She taught High School in Ingleside, TX for two years before returning to teach in Rutherford County. Marrying her husband, “Risty”, of 51 years in 1953, she started her family in Nashville and taught at Glenview Elementary until moving to Manchester, TN in 1965. She served as the Coffee County Lunchroom Supervisor until her retirement in 1978.

Besides being a loving mother and devoted wife, she served at many levels in professional organizations including President of the Manchester Business and Professional Women’s Club. She devoted much time to local charities and performed volunteer work at local schools and the Horizon Health and Rehab Center. She also taught Adult G.E.D. classes. Her Church family was very important to her. She was a faithful member of Wingate Church of Christ Nashville for nine years and of Red Hill Church of Christ Manchester for over 40 years. In recent years she was a member of Stewarts Creek Church of Christ, LaVergne.

A talented cook, family historian, artist and great storyteller, she along with her sister, Idabel, could entertain the family for hours with hilarious antedotes of their lives. She had a way of putting everyone at ease and will always be remembered for her warm smile.

She is preceeded in death by parents, John Elwood Dill, and Laura Ryan Dill, beloved husband Victor Gore Ristvedt Sr., infant daughter Bonnie Bell Ristvedt and sisters Idabel Dill Swafford and Mary Louise Dill.

She is survived by her brother James (Marlene) Dill of Murfreesboro, Sister-in-Law Blanche Ristvedt Sandas, Merrill WI., Brother-in-Law Ralph Hies, Milwaukee, WI. daughter Laura Ristvedt of LaVergne, sons Mark (Oressa) Ristvedt of Mt. Carmel, Indiana and Victor (Julie) Ristvedt Jr. of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren Catherine Johnston, Trista Ristvedt and husband Stephen Truempy, Travis (McKinsie) Ristvedt, Allison Ristvedt, one Great Granddaughter, Riley Ristvedt, and beloved nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ristvedt’s family would like to express their appreciation for the compassionate care of the staff from Asera Care Hospice and @Home Care.

Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home.

A chapel service will be 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Jennings & Ayers with Greg Vick officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Jennings & Ayers, 820 South Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN

9/2/12 — Margarette Louise George McDonald

Margarette Louise George McDonald, age 76 of Winchester, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Ms. McDonald is preceded in death by her mother Ruth Catherine Shelton and Raymon M. George; husband Leon McDonald in 1979.

She is survived by her son, Philip McDonald of Cowan and a sister, Doris Ann Walton of Your, AL.; numerous nieces and nephews.

A native of Tuscaloosa, AL she was raised in York, Alabama. She was a 1954 graduate of Sumter County High School and attended business college in Meridian, MS. She later worked as a clerk/typist for Reliable Chevrolet and the State of Alabama Welfare Department.  In 1963 she married her high school Sweetheart, Leon McDonald and they began their life together in Cowan, TN.  She had been a member of the Cowan First Baptist Church since that time.  She was a very talented sales clerk and worked at T G & Y and at Hammers.  She loved meeting people and will be remembered as taking a very special interest in all her customers.

Visitation will be Friday August 31, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. at Cowan First Baptist Church.

The funeral service will conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday September 1, 2012 from Cowan First Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Brown and Rev. L.Z. Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Joe Ed Williams, Bobby Clark, Coyle Coulson, Eddie Clark and Clyde Bennett.

The family will gather for a graveside service at 2 p.m.  Sunday afternoon at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in York, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Cowan First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Watson-North Funeral Home in  charge of arrangements.

9/1/12 — Dottie M. Walden

Funeral services for Mrs. Dottie M. Walden, age 92, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday,  September 1, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Buddy Leon  Cornelison officiating. 

Burial will  follow in Ragsdale Cemetery. 

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday,  August 31 at the funeral home. 

Mrs.  Walden passed away Thursday at her residence.

Mrs. Walden was born in Coffee County,  TN, the daughter of the late Richard Lee and Mary Gertrude Brasfield  Baltimore. 

She was a seamstress at  Eden Industries and attended the Redeemer’s House of  Prayer.

In addition to her parents, she was  also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Carl Walden; one son, Richard  Walden; two brothers, Earnest Lee Baltimore and Albert Dayton Baltimore; and two  grandchildren. 

She is survived by  one son, Ronnie Dale Walden of Manchester; two daughters, Betty (James)  McCormick of Manchester and Louise (Eugene) Slatton of Hillsboro; two sisters,  Iona Bell Cornelison and Emma Jane Wilhoit; 10 grandchildren; 22 great  grandchildren; and 13 great, great grandchildren.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to  serve the Walden family.

Letter From Bonnie Ballard

Rod Ballard

As you can imagine, the magnitude of love and support shown after Rod’s passing is far-reaching.
My family would like to begin thanking the people of Manchester and others by a simple message.
I would like to say, “To the good people of Manchester, Central Funeral Home, the employees of the City of Manchester and Manchester police dept. and the employees of Coffee County and the Coffee Co. Sherriff dept., all Coffee County volunteer fire Depts, Tullahoma Fire Dept., AEDC Fire Dept and most of all, Manchester Fire and Rescue, Mrs. Rod Ballard (Bonnie) and the Ballard family thank you for your overwhelming outpouring of love and support during our time of grief.”

Thank you, Mrs. Rod Ballard (Bonnie)

Vandy Falls Short In Opening Game

The Vanderbilt Commodores and South Carolina Gamecocks kicked off the college football season last night in Nashville. The Gamecocks got an early 10-0 lead but saw Vandy come back to tie the game at half. In the 3rd the Dores grabbed a 13-10 advantage but South Carolina came back with TD early in the 4th and held on for the win.
The star of the game for Vanderbilt was receiver Jordan Matthews with eight catches for 147 yards and one touchdown.
The Commodores are on the road on Saturday Sept. 8 at Northwestern.

Titans Win Final Pre-Season Game

Jamie Harper

On a night that did not see a lot offense fans did see the Tennessee Titans defeat the New Orleans Saints 10-6. RB Jamie Harper scored the only TD on a run in the 3rd quarter. The Titans only managed 226 total yards in the win. Tennessee will host the New England Patriots on Sunday Sept. 9 and you’ll hear it live on Thunder Radio.

9/1/12 — Ruth Woody Reavis

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Woody Reavis, age 87 of Manchester, will be conducted Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:00 P M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bob Case officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 11 A. M. until time of the service at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Reavis passed away, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Manchester.

Mrs. Reavis was born November 5, 1924 in Cleveland, Tennessee, the daughter of the late William Luther and Nancy Jane Jones Woody.

She was a homemaker and a member of the New Union Church of Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and tending to her roses.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnson Paul Reavis, Jr., two sons Terry Randall Reavis and William David Reavis and step-mother Jeston Finney Woody.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Owen and her husband, Tim of Fairhope, Alabama and Paulette White and her husband, Elliot of Manchester; one brother, Jimmy Woody and his wife, Charlotte of Prescott, Arkansas; eighteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has chosen memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312; the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN. 37203 or the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN. 37421.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ruth Woody Reavis.

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