Monthly Archive: August 2014

Lady Raiders Compete In Volleyball Tournament

Sara Brown preparing to receive serve in a recent match for Coffee County.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

Sara Brown preparing to receive serve in a recent match for Coffee County.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

The CHS Volleyball team put their perfect record on the line against some of the best volleyball teams in the state this past weekend in the Choo Choo Classic that was held at Red Bank.  And while the team may have picked a few losses from the trip to Chattanooga, they brought back a wealth of experience and progress according to head coach Andrew Taylor.  After a 0 and 3 Friday, the Lady Raiders managed a 2 and 2 record on Saturday as they gained some momentum.  Sara Brown continued her hot play as she led the team in digs for the weekend with 43 and tied for the team lead in kills with 17.  Cursten Vaughn also had 17 kills to go with 4 aces and 18 digs.  Cameron Davis led the team in aces with 15, and added 9 kills and 18 digs for the Lady Raiders.  Brittany Williams served up 26 assists to go with 9 digs and an ace.  The Lady Raiders travel to Tullahoma on Tuesday night for a district battle with the rival Wildcats.  That match will begin at 6.

9/2/14 —– Jason Daniel Sain

Mr. Jason Daniel Sain, age 40 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed from this life on August 30, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roy Cecil Sain, and grandparents George W. and Marjorie Grant Hopkins.

He is survived by his loving wife Heidi Sain of Manchester, Tennessee, parents, Dan and Laurie Hopkins Sain, of Manchester, Tennessee, two daughters, Lyla Rose Sain, Brityn Elaine Sain, one son Davis Daniel Sain, one step-son Pearson Knox Crownover, two sisters, Melanie Taylor and husband David of Bentonville, Arkansas, Allison Chumley and husband Rece of Manchester, Tennessee, two brothers, Franklin Glenn Sain and wife Wendy of Beechgrove, Tennessee, Joseph Michael Sain of Orlando, Florida, grandmother, Leola Crosslin Sain of Cannon County, Tennessee, mother-in-law, Isolde Pearson of Manchester, Tennessee, and nieces and nephews, Sarah Sain, Alex Taylor, Jaden Chumley, Chay Chumley, Paige Taylor, Amanda Sain, Elliana Chumley.

Jason was a believer and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his work. He was an accomplished bass fisherman. He loved spending time with family and friends.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral Services for Mr. Jason Sain will be conducted on September 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Forest Mill Church of Christ.

Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery, Coffee County, Tennessee.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Dusty Elam Foundation, c/o Peoples Bank and Trust Company, 1203 Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester, Tennessee 37355.

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9/4/14 —– Neal Bruce Poff, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Neal Bruce Poff, Sr., age 50 of Manchester will be conducted at 11am, Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Poff family will be from 4pm until 8pm Wednesday at Manchester Funeral Home.

Mr. Poff passed this life Sunday morning at the St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

Neal was born in Detroit, Michigan the son of Muriel and Marie Harmon Poff.

He was a Plumber with the Comfort Group and was a Mason. He enjoyed fishing, camping, canoeing, hunting, collecting guns and knives and especially enjoyed time with his grandkids.

Neal was preceded in death by two brothers, Rex and Sam Poff, and by a sister, Lisa Poff.

He is survived by:

His wife of 31 years, Mrs. Lillian Wall Poff of Manchester
Parents, Muriel and Marie Harmon Poff of Manchester
Four daughters, Jessica Poff of Manchester, Jeannette (Kenny) Delaney of Hillsboro
Melissa Poff of Manchester and Kendra (Chuck) Crouch of Manchester
One son, Neal Poff, Jr of Manchester
Three brothers, Jerry Harmon and Mitchell Poff, both of Michigan
Rubin Poff of Tennessee
One sister, Marilyn (Jimmy) Hollandsworth of Manchester
Seven grandchildren, Alexis, Taylor, Abigail, Cayden, Kyrah, Shea and Aubrey
Several nieces and nephews.


Raiders Fall In Home Opener

Coach Ryan Sulkowski talks to his team on Friday night

Coach Ryan Sulkowski talks to his team on Friday night… Photo Barry West

Things were looking good for Coffee County on Friday night as the Red Raiders jumped to an early lead over Rhea County. In the home opener Coffee County got on the scoreboard first when Jimmy Hollandsworth connected with Cody Howes on a 71-yard TD pass to take a 6-0 advantage. The bad news, the Raiders would not score again falling 42-6 to the Eagles.
Rhea County returned almost all their starters from last year’s team that made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs. The run defense of Raiders played well and forced the Eagles to pass the ball and it worked out as Noel Patterson caught two touchdown passes. He also returned a punt for 53-yards for his 3rd TD.
Jimmy Hollandsworth led the Raiders offensively with 110 yards passing. On defense Thomas Buholzer had 8 tackles and a sack and that earned him the Gateway Tire & Service Center player of the game.
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Coffee County will be back in action this week as they host Columbia.



Helen Hill – Pizza Winner!

Matthew Gilliam,  Dorene Banes

Dewane Farris

Weekly Birthday Winner Birthday Cake from Food Lion:

Natasha Nemeth


Weekly Anniversary Winners Flowers by Michael:  Dana & Charlie Brown

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8/31/14 —– Robert E. “Bob” Brandon Jr.

Robert E. “Bob” Brandon Jr., age 87 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on August 28, 2014 at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. 


Bob was a retired Tool & Die Machinist with the Batesville Casket Company in Manchester and a member of the New Union Church of Christ. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Robert E. Brandon and Ora Roberta Rigney Brandon;  sister, Janice Tucker and an infant brother.


Bob is survived by his loving wife, Treva B. Heatherly Brandon of Manchester, TN; five children, Mitchell Brandon (Janet) of California,  Sandy Loy (Dan) of Ohio,  Greg Brandon (Julie) of South Carolina,  Laverne Parker (Joel) of Manchester, TN and Janice Holt (Jeff) of Beech Grove, TN; one sister, Joyce Trail of Beech Grove, TN; two brothers, Charles Brandon and James Brandon of Manchester, TN; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.  –  8:00 p.m.


The Funeral Service will be on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Charles Williams officiating.


Burial will follow at the Shady Grove Cemetery.


CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements. flower8

8/30/14 —- James Ray Earls

James Ray Earls, 54,flower 12 passed from this life on Thursday August 28 at the Willows in Winchester after a long battle with an illness.

Mr. Earls contracted an infection from a wire in his foot.

Mr. Earls will be remembered by the love he had for his family, farming and the business he shared with his wife, a professional Seal Coating and Striping Company.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Carolyn Henley Earls, stepsons Bobby Sherrill, Jr, Chris (Connie) Sherrill, grandchildren, Brittany (Jordan) Jernigan, Tyler Sherrill, Billy Hoskins, Dalton Sherrill, Savannah Sherrill, great-grandchild, Jaleigh Jernigan, parents, Ray and Billie Earls, sister, Dalphine ( Ken) Tahmassebi, nephew Justin (Courtney) Tahmassebi, niece, Jessica Tahmassebi, mother- in- law Lorine (J.B.) Henley, sister-in- law Charlene Trussell, uncles, Ralph ( Lynette) Henley, Robert (Anna)Henley, aunt Mary Francis ( William) Henley, Bobbie Shelton, Katie (Mike) Simms and a host of cousins, friends and extended family.

Visitation Friday, August 29, from 4 PM till 8 PM.

Funeral Service Saturday, August 30 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Burial at Hill Cemeter, Alto, TN.

Obituary written by his loving family.

Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Richard Haley – 28 – Pizza Winner!

Clay Riddle – 1,  Winfred Teal – 77,

Jason Knight – 40,  Jacob Bell – 11


Lee & Eva Taylor – 49th

Marcie & James Johnson – 33rd


8/30/14 —- Christopher Dale Matlock

Mr. Christopher Dale Matlock, age 43 of Estill Springs, Tennessee passed from this life on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Chris was preceded in death by his PaPa, A.B. Matlock, MaMaw, Wilma Jean Waits-Hershman, and PaPaw, Vance Creek, Senior. 

He is survived by his loving wife Tracy J. Matlock, mother, Denise Sue Arnold-Creek of Hillsboro, Tennessee, father, Freeman D. Matlock and stepmother Vickie of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Granny, Mavis Matlock of Hillsboro, Tennessee, three stepdaughters, Stacy Jo Jones and fiancé Travis Tant of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Lacy Jane Rose and husband Josh of Beechgrove, Tennessee, Cynthia Kay Jones of Estill Springs, Tennessee, one sister, Lisa Denise Matlock of Hillsboro, Tennessee, two half-brothers, Devon Dale Matlock and wife Jennifer of Manchester, Tennessee, Joshua Bryan Matlock of Estill Springs, Tennessee, three grandchildren, Preston James Jones, Victoria Arrianna Rose, Hailey Aubrianna Tant, two step grandchildren, Eli Tant, Isabella Tant, mother-in-law, JoAnn Horton of Estill Springs, Tennessee, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. 

Chris enjoyed golfing, gardening, and helping others with construction projects. He was an experienced carpenter and worked in the construction industry for many years. Chris liked history and could invent things and was skillful in numerous ways. He loved helping others in any way they had a need. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Chris Matlock will be conducted on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Greg Spilker and Brother Bill Williams officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Hillsboro, Tennessee.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee. 


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