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12/14/14 —- Martha Anne Dougherty

Martha Anne Dougherty, born and raised in Harlan, Kentucky, September 16, 1914, died Sunday December 14, 2014, at the Willows of Winchester Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her late husband Nathan Sam Dougherty of Knoxville, Tennessee, father John V. Blanton and mother Susanna Middleton Blanton, and brothers Howard and Edward Blanton of Harlan, KY.

She is survived by her stepson, Sam Dougherty, Jr (Carol) of Tullahoma, TN, and stepdaughter, Carol Anne Dougherty of New Albany, IN, sister-in-law Helen Blanton of Harlan, two nieces Judy (Robert) Rhea of Harlan and Phyllis Russell of Avon Park, FL.  She is also survived by nine step-grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, three great nephews and their children.

There will be a Graveside Service with Dr. William Pender of First Presbyterian Church attending at the Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, where she will be interred.  As yet arrangements are incomplete.

The Mayor of Tullahoma, where she resided the past year, declared Tuesday, September 16, 2014, as Martha Dougherty Day in Tullahoma, in recognition of her 100th Birthday.

She resided most of her life in Knoxville, where she worked for many years as Financial Director at Tennessee School for the Deaf.

The family gives a special thanks to Brenda Whaley, Martha’s caregiver the past year.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Martha’s name be made to Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma and First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville.

Kilgore Funeral Home in  charge of arrangements. flower 4

12/21/14 —- Clair B. Hill

Mrs. Clair Belle Hill, age 89, of Tullahoma, TN., passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at NHC in Tullahoma, TN.

She was the daughter of the late Jack and Susie Felts Painter.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, country music, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter Jackie Keese, and a son Wayne Parker.

She is survived by her husband Edwin C. Hill, daughters Patricia Phipps of Tullahoma, Susan (James) Dotson of Estill Springs, sons Jack Parker of Tullahoma, Layne (Joyce) Parker of Tullahoma, Chris (Barbara) Hill of Alabama, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson, several nieces and nephews, a close family friend Billy Hendon, and special niece Shirley Coffey.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 4 PM until 9 PM in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will begin at 1 PM on Sunday, December 21, 2014, in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, TN.

The family of Mrs. Clair Belle Hill would like to thank all of the staff at NHC of Tullahoma and Hospice Compasses for their genuine love and care shown to Mrs. Hill during her illness.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Clair Belle Hill.
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12/20/14 —— Frank Giaimo

Frank Giaimo, dead at the age of 76. Francis Robert Giaimo was born September 22, 1938 in the city of St. Louis, Missouri to Francis Damien Giaimo and Vincenta Giaimo.

Frank was the second of 5 children. Frank went to Catholic Grade School and High School and began his 26 year career with Wagner Electric on February 2, 1959 on the second shift as an assembler on their wheel cylinder assembly line. At the time of Frank’s resignation from Wagner 26 years later in February 1985, he was directing the overall Materials Management and Deployment Organization for the company. This responsibility included order entry, order processing, customer service, the scheduling of production from 11 manufacturing plants and making distribution to thousands of Wagner customers through 10 distribution centers throughout the United States, Canada, and the central Distribution Center in Tullahoma. Frank was offered a position at Wagner’s corporate headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey and Frank and his wife Janis chose to stay in Tullahoma. Frank has often said this is a decision he will never regret. During this 26 year period, Frank completed his Business Degree from Washington University, St. Louis, did a tour of duty in the United States Army, spent two years in Bramalea Ontario, Canada as the Operations Manager for Wagner’s Canada operation, and in May 1979, shortly before moving to Tullahoma, Frank married Janis Becker. Janis had three children from a previous marriage and Frank had two.

Within a few weeks after leaving Wagner Electric, Frank joined the executive staff at Micro Craft where he worked the balance of his 15 year career. During his time at Micro Craft, he had the opportunity to do many things. Originally he was brought on board to organize the start-up of the Micro Craft Hampton, Virginia operation. That was to be Micro Craft’s second organization across from NASA Langley, a major Micro Craft customer. Frank went on to help organize  many more Micro Craft organizations before his retirement in 2001. Frank wrote many of Micro Craft’s policies and procedures. For the majority of his employment, Frank served as the company’s Risk Manager. He was credited with being a key contributor to its growth from a small, one-location, to a $70-million a year business with locations across the United States at the time of his retirement. Frank was also the Treasurer for the last 3-4 years of his employment.

Upon moving to Tullahoma, Frank joined the First United Methodist Church. He became very active and chaired the Adult Council among others. His most loved contribution to the church was teaching The L.O.V.E. Sunday School class, which he did for 16 years. Frank enjoyed golf and tennis as well as traveling with his wife Janis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Damien Giaimo and Vincenta Giaimo and one brother, Joseph Giaimo, who was one year older than Frank when his life ended in 1959 in a drowning accident.

Frank is survived by his wife, Janis Giaimo of Tullahoma; a son, Frank Giaimo of New York, New York; a daughter, Gina (Steven) West of St. Louis, Missouri; stepsons, Kevin (Jann) Becker of St. Louis, Missouri, and Jeffrey (Sheri) Becker of St. Louis, Missouri; and a stepdaughter, Michelle (Jason) Williams of Tullahoma. Frank has eleven grandchildren, Jordon West, Alli West and Anna West of St. Louis, Missouri, Morgan Williams and Austin Williams of Tennessee, Julie Becker, Jessica (Tom) Knott, Jeffrey (Crystal) Becker, Jamie Becker, and Jani Becker of St. Louis, Missouri; and seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Singleton, Mason Singleton, Karlie Knott, Ruby Mae Knott (stillborn), Jace Becker, Jocelyn Becker, and Luke Becker, all of St. Louis, Missouri.

Visitation for Frank will be held on Friday, December 19th, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma with Rev. Paul Purdue officiating.

Contributions could be made to Parrish Ministries or Dossett Chapel at First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


12/18/14 — TROY ALAN BROWN

TROY ALAN BROWN, age 50, of Winchester, Tenn., departed this life on Monday, December 15, 2014, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn. of complications from surgery.

Mr. Brown is a member and Deacon of the Estill Springs First Baptist Church.  He has been in law enforcement for approximately thirty years and was employed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.  He is a 32nd Degree Mason and member of Winchester Lodge #158.  He is a member of the Scottish Rite, and Shriner’s.  Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)  and an Honorably discharged U.S. States Army Veteran.  Mr. Brown was an AVID U.T. football fan.

He was a loving and devoted  husband, father and “DA” to his grandchildren.  One of his favorite things to do was watch his grandchildren play sports.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Mildred Brown.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of thirty-two years, Dana Brown of Winchester, Daughters; Mandy Brown (Kojack Haney), Stephanie (Michael) Clark all of Estill Springs, Shelley (Oliver) Mikua of McMinnville.  Grandchildren; Karleigh, Kyleigh and Kameron Wells, Mookie, Kodie and Michael Haney, Zoie Dishroon, Derrick Clark, Braedon and Bella Mikua, Mother and Father-in-law Charles and Nelena Smith of Winchester.  Several Aunts, Uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

Visitation for Mr. Brown is scheduled for 3:00-9:00 P.M. Wednesday evening, December 17, at the Christian Life Center Gymnasium at Estill Springs First Baptist Church.

Services for Mr. Brown will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, December 18, at the Christian Life Center with Bro. Jim Patton and Deacon Bill Snider officiating, Masonic Rites will be given at the Church Service.

Interment will follow in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with Military Honors and  Law Enforcement honors as well.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital by contacting Grant Funeral Services.

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12/17/14 —- John Richard O’Connor

flower 13Beloved father, grandfather & great grandfather, John Richard O’Connor, 78, born in Somerville, MA and resident of Titusville, FL died on December 13, 2014 with his family at his side.

He is survived by his three children: John & wife Debbie O’Connor of Manchester, TN, Raymond & wife Patricia O’Connor of Manchester, TN, and Janet & husband Doug Baker of LaPlace, LA, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren with two on the way and a host of nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ruby Nell Snow O’Connor, his parents, John & Helena O’Connor and granddaughter, Shannon O’Connor.

He was a parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

A visitation wil be held at North Brevard Funeral Home Tuesday, December 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The funeral Mass will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mims, FL on Wednesday, December 17 at 10:00 AM followed by the burial at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

North Brevard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

12/19/14 —– Jean Hollingworth

Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Hollingworth, age 73, of Hillsboro, TN will be conducted Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bob Jared officiating.

Interment will follow at Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery in Hillsboro, TN.

Visitation will be held Friday from 12:00 Noon until time of services at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Hollingworth passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma.

She was born March 28, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee the daughter of the late Raymond Lonnie Morrison and Vera Christine Stone Morrison. Mrs. Hollingworth and her husband, John T. Hollingworth and their family moved to Coffee County from Painesville, Ohio in 1977. Mrs. Hollingworth was employed with PCA Industries for many years and enjoyed collecting porcelain baby dolls and crocheting. In earlier years, she loved flower gardening and cooking for her family. Most recently, she loved to play bingo, with her friends at the nursing home. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.

In addition to her loving husband, John T. Hollingworth, who recently passed away, September 8, 2014; she is preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Carolyn “Spooky” Williams, Sue Robinson, and Doris Flippo.

Survivors include three children, Ricky Hollingworth; Sharon Hollingworth Wilcox both of Hillsboro, TN; and Donna Hollingworth Jackson (Dennis Rogers) of Lynchburg, TN; three grandchildren, Racheal Gray (Coulter Gray) and Danielle Jackson and Chase Jackson; one great-grandson, Bryson Gray. Also surviving are three siblings, Wanda Lynch and Darlene Tracht ; and Mike Morrison and wife, Wanda of Chattanooga, TN and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Memory of Mrs. Hollingworth to “Toys for Tots Foundation”, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172
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12/18/14 —– Frederica “Ricki” Williams

WILLIAMS, Frederica “Ricki”, age 63, passed away into rest on December 16, 2014 at home with her family by her side.

She had served as the Business Manager for the Coffee County Board of Education since May 29, 1985 and was a member of the Summitville Church of Christ.

Ricki was preceded in death by her father, the late Melvin Eugene Freeze; sister-in-law, Pamela Nobles Freeze and great niece, Kesley Marie Freeze.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Jarrell Freeze of Manchester, TN; daughter, Holli D. Avans and her husband Steve of Manchester, TN; brother, Gregory Eugene Freeze of Manchester, TN; four grandchildren, Cadan, Connor, Carson, and Corbin Avans; an aunt, Jean Nobles Freeze; four nephews, Stan & Laura Freeze, Gary Freeze, Brad & Priscilla Freeze and Russ & Audra Freeze; four great-nephews, Zachary Freeze, Wyatt Akers, Jacob Freeze and Kaden Freeze; four great-nieces, Katlynn Freeze, Karleigh Freeze, Kristlyn Freeze and Linley Freeze; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester


Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Central Funeral Home Chapel


Shady Grove Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Donations be made In Loving Memory of Ricki to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Please send donations directly to Janet Morgan with the Coffee County Board of Education at 1343 McArthur Street, Manchester, TN 37355. Holli, Ricki’s daughter, will personally match all Donations. All donations will be presented to the Lymphoma Research Foundation during the Lymphoma Walk in Manchester held in September 2015.

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12/18/14 —— Anita Jo Kirk

Born on December 19, 1960 in Smyrna, TN the daughter of Joe and Dorothy Kirk of Tullahoma.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Tullahoma.

She was preceded in death by her sister Rhonda.

Anita was an avid bowler and rarely missed a Tullahoma High School football, baseball or basketball game. She was a very caring and outgoing person that was always optimistic and happy. Anita loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother Tommy (Rita) of Tullahoma, TN. Aunts Sue Seaborn and Estelle Evans of Guin, AL, Carolyn (Johnny) Langley of Hamilton, AL and uncle Woody Crowe of Hamilton, AL. Also, many cousins and extended family members in Marion ,Lamar and Jefferson County, AL.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Funeral services will begin at 1 pm Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Antioch Baptist Church in Lamar County, AL with Bro. C.J. Townsend officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society or Hospice Compassus.

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12/16/14 — Patricia Ann Fuller

FE28_200x225Mrs. Patricia Ann Fuller, age 73, of Tullahoma passed away Saturday at Harton Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Manchester, TN to the late Wesley Lee Teal and Imogene Commings Thoe. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by two sisters, Jimmye Dupins, and Dale Scarly.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fuller will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Hurricane Grove Cemetery in Manchester.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 till 8:00 PM Monday at Tullahoma Funeral Home.

She is survived by two sons, Richard (Mary Ann) Fuller, Christopher Fuller, daughter, Penny (Kevin) Clay, sisters, Bobbie Jean Baer, Robin Sprouse, Noradean Logsdon, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Patricia Fuller.

12/16/14 —— Tammy Jo Lewis

Tammy Jo Lewis, of Tullahoma,passed this life on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 37.

Ms. Lewis was born in Tullahoma to the late Claborn T. Lewis and Betty Jo Rolman Lewis of Tullahoma who survives.

She was a member of Turkey Creek United Methodist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Carolyn Chapin of Moore County; two brothers, Mark Lewis and Chris Lewis, both of Moore County; two sons, Nathanel and Blake Lewis of Moore County; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation for Ms. Lewis will be held on Monday, December 15th, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeff Swinford officiating.

Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester.

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