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4/24/15 —- Clorene Trotter Robertson

Clorene Trotter Robertson, of Estill Springs, passed this life on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 87.

Mrs. Robertson was born in Slayden, Tennessee to the late Herbert and Lula Potts Trotter.

During her life she worked as a supervisor with the IRS, as well the bookkeeper with her family business, Robertson Jewelers in Nashville. She was a former member Bellvue Baptist Church and Park Avenue Baptist Church, both in Nashville.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Robertson is preceded in death by her husband, James Gardner Robertson Jr.; one brother, Robert Trotter; and two sisters-in-law, Naomi and Maureen Trotter.

She is survived by one son, James “Jim” G. Robertson III and his wife Norma J. of Dickson; one daughter, Theresa R. Patton and her husband Jim of Estill Springs; four brothers, Vernon Trotter, Jerry Trotter and his wife Barbara, Earl Trotter and his wife Faye, all of Dickson County, and Murell Trotter and his wife Nell of Clarksville; three grandchildren, James G. “Jay” Robertson IV and his wife Alyssa of Charlotte, Tennessee, Chris Patton and Christey Bonner of Nashville, and Brian Patton and Alison Hardison of Murfreesboro; and two great-grandchildren, Shaylee Lyn Robertson and Finn Alan Patton.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. flower 24

4/26/15 — John W. Alford

flower 7John W. Alford age 73 of Smithville, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital ER.

He was born April 6, 1942 to his parents, the late John Robert and Ludie Inez Baltimore Alford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jimmy and Howell Alford.

He attended the Bright Hill United Methodist Church and was retired from the city of Smithville.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda Alford of Smithville; 2 sons, Wesley Nathaniel (Cindy) Alford and Sandy Lee (Toni) Alford both of Manchester; 1 daughter, Christine (Ted) Stoffell of Manchester; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Leonard (Jean) Alford and Kenneth Alford both of Manchester; 1 sister, Peggy (Richard) Arnold of Manchester; 1 half-brother, Terry (Dale) Shelton of Manchester; several nieces and nephews and many good friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, April 26, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wallace Caldwell officiating and burial to follow in Welker Cemetery in Manchester.

Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

4/26/15 —- Susie Ruth Pack

Memorial services for Mrs. Susie Ruth Pack, age 59, of Beechgrove, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Parkison officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pack passed away Friday morning at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Susie was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late Grady and Garnet Ash McMahan, Sr.

She was a homemaker who loved raising birds and animals and loved to be busy doing something all of the time.

Mrs. Pack is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Richard Pack of Beechgrove; two daughters, Angel (Drew) Haws of Panama City, FL and Lynda (Scott) Grimes of Morrison; one brother, Thurman McMahan of Manchester; three sisters, Mary Ollie Keele, Terry McMahan, and Kitty JoAnn Lothery, all of Manchester; and six grandchildren, Derick Pack, Daniel Haws, Alexander Grimes, Desirae Sanders, Brandy Grimes, and Mara Logan Grimes.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flower27

4/24/15 —- Willard Elden Tibbs

Fayetteville, TN resident and Campbell County, TN native Willard Elden Tibbs, age 81, was born October 13, 1933 and died April 21, 2015 at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, TN following an extended illness.

An electrician with TVA for 44 years, a United States Army veteran, and a member of State Line Freewill Baptist Church, he was the son of the late George and Linda Campbell Tibbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by previous wife, Audra Tibbs; son, David Tibbs; brother, William Leon Tibbs; sister, Leamond Carroll; step-sons, Eugene and Charles Young; and granddaughter, April Young.

He was married to Shirley Ann Tibbs of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patricia Tibbs of Memphis, TN, Paul and Melissa Tibbs of Manchester, TN and Philip and Sandy Tibbs of Fayetteville, TN; step-daughter, Sharon Bouldin of McMinnville; step-son, Roger Young of Smithville, TN; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Baird of Lafollette, TN; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 in High’s Chapel with Charles Marable officiating.

Burial will follow in Isom Cemetery in White County, TN.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High’s.

High Funeral Home of McMinnville in charge of the arrangements.veteran --- Flag 2

4/25/15 —- Mary Ellen Stancill Holcomb

 Mary Ellen Stancill Holcomb, age 77 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away into rest on April 19, 2015.

Mrs. Holcomb retired from the Hillsboro Elementary School as a First Grade Teacher after serving 30 dedicated years and was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church.

She was born in Dalton, Georgia to her parents, the late Ernest Stancill and Christine Overall Stancill. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Betty Pitts and brothers, David Stancill and James Stancill.

She will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family, enjoyed flower gardening and crafts and Kentucky Basketball.

She is survived by her son, Chuck Holcomb and his wife Amy of Winchester, TN; daughter, Cindy Brown and her husband Danny of Beech Grove, TN; brother, Delbert Stancill and his wife Connie of Dalton, GA; nine grandchildren, Andy, Chris, Michael, and Rebecah Brown of Beech Grove, TN and Nathan, Maegan, David, Alivia and Katherine Holcomb of Winchester, TN; and a host of other relatives and many friends.


Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN


Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Central Funeral Home


Chuck Holcomb and Bro. Tom Brantley


Fredonia Cemetery

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4/22/15 —- Fred Kilby

Fred Kilby, age 87, of Estill Springs, TN, retired from the United States Air Force and Harton Regional Medical Center, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Mr. Kilby was born on March 14, 1928 in Wilkes County, NC to Troy Freeman and Nancy Dancy Kilby.

He was drafted into the United States Army at the end of World War II, and completed a degree in business college after being dischanged. He then began his enlisted career in the United States Air Force. He served through the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts, retiring in 1976 as a Senior Master Sergeant from the Air Force’s Organization of Special Investigations (OSI).

Upon retirement, Mr. Kilby moved with his family to what became his permanent home in the Duncantown Community of Estill Springs, TN. He was employed locally by Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, retiring from their Materials Management department in 1998.

He was an active Deacon and choir member of his beloved Hope Baptist Church in Cowan, TN. He was a former member of the Captitol Hill Lions Club and a charter member of the Franklin County TN 911 board.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kilby is preceded in death by two daughters, Kathy Lynn and Deborah Kay Kilby; seven brothers, Don, John, Bennie, Lake, Troy, and Gwen Kilby; and one sister, Nellie Mae Kilby. He is survived by his wife Irene Elliott Kilby; two sons, Duane Kilby and his wife Joan of Gallatin, and David Kilby and his wife Tracy of Manchester; one sister, Linda Holloway and her husband James of Wilkes County, NC; and five grandchildren whom he adored, in addition to numerous cousins.

Visitation for Mr. Kilby will be held on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral services will take place Wednesday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Owens officiating.

Burial will military honors will follow at Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery in Hillsboro, TN.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrange of arrangements.



RUSSELL LEE SHETTERS, JR. age 72, formerly of Sherwood, Tenn., departed this life on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Mr. Shetters was an United States Army veteran and served in the Vietnam war. He owned an A.C. and refrigeration maintenance company.

Mr. Shetters is survived by his sister, Peggy Pendergrass and her husband, Leon of Chattanooga, sister-in-law, Sue Shetters of Sherwood, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 19, 2015, beginning at 4:00 P.M. at Sherwood Emmanuel Apostolic Church.

Services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015, from the chapel of Sherwood Emmanuel Apostolic Church at 3:00 P.M.

Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Sherwood with military honors bestowed.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of

4/20/15 —- Wendy Cordelia Evans

Wendy Cordelia Evans, age 49 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Friday, April 17, 2015.

Graveside Services will be held Monday, April 20 at 10 AM at Concord Cemetery.

Wendy has gone to be with the Lord as she had accepted Christ as her Savior.

Wendy, a native of Winchester, TN was the daughter of the late Bill Moore and Patsy Amos of Lynchburg.

She had worked for Dollar Tree as a cashier for several years.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son, Chad Holt and one sister, Patricia Tankersley.

In addition to her mother, Patsy Amos of Lynchburg, Wendy is survived by one son, Collin Evans of Tullahoma; three daughters, Augusta Son, Alyssa Evans and Kassandra Evans, all of Tullahoma; two brothers, Grady Amos and Matt Guthrie, both of Tullahoma and five sisters, Christy Moore, Linda Dodson and Judy Spurlock, all of Tullahoma, Carla Michaels of Lynchburg and Kristy Amos of Estill Springs and step-mother, Marie Moore.


4/19/15 —– Billie G. Edde

Mrs. Billie G. Edde, age 87 of Lynchburg, passed this life on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Harton Regional Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, April 19 at 2 PM at Lynchburg Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Lee officiating.

Burial will follow at Lynchburg Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday, April 18 from 5 -7 PM.

A native of Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Dillard and Myrtle Wanslow Gray.

She was a member of Lynchburg United Methodist Church. She enjoyed fishing and working in her rose garden. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed cross stitching. She also enjoyed working in her vegetable garden and canning her vegetables.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dan and Johnny Gray and three sisters, Trixie Parks, Yvonne Daniel and Lucille Gray.

Mrs. Edde is survived by her husband, Jack D. Edde of Lynchburg; one son, Charles D. Edde and his wife, Nanette of Hartsville, AL; two daughters, Sara E. Wilson and her husband, Van of Helena AL and Jackie E. Rucker and her husband, Bob of Brentwood and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Lynchburg United Methodist Church.


4/17/15 —- Cecil M. DeBerry

Cecil M. DeBerry, age 91 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, formerly of the Midway Community in Cannon County, died April 15, 2015.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ida Parker DeBerry; wife, Magneta Jernigan DeBerry; siblings, Nell, Laura, Roy, Midleton, Virginia, Mattie Mae, Linda and Irene.

He is survived by nephews, Jerry Harrell, Bobby DeBerry, Larry Brown, Johnny Sissom, Adair Lowe, Lanier Lowe; nieces, Janet Wallar, Betty Sue Jennings, Ruth Elam, Linda Reynolds, Patricia Lowe and Judy Lehr.

Cecil was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center (A.E.D.C.) in Tullahoma.

He was a member of the Midway Church of Christ.


Friday, April 17, 2015 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN.


Friday at 2 p.m. in the  Central Funeral Home Chapel.


Bro. Charles Williams


Midway Church of Christ Cemetery in Cannon County

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.veteran3

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