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7/28/14 —— Alan “Big Al” Tuttila

Mr. Alan “Big Al” Tuttila, age 69 of Tullahoma passed away Monday, July 28 at Harton Regional Medical Center.

It was Mr. Tuttila’s wishes to be cremated and no services are scheduled.

A native of Newberry, Michigan, “Big Al” had worked at a variety of jobs including janitorial and factory work and as a cook and dishwasher.

Memorial Donations may be made to Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.


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7/30/14 — George Michael “Ace” Killen

George Michael “Ace” Killen, age 55 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on July 27, 2014 at the St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

Mr. Killen, or Ace as he was commonly known, owned and operated Ace Welding in Manchester and Ace’s Elite Auction Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Dewitt Killen and Georgia Anderson Killen; and brothers, Art Killen and Levan Killen.

He is survived by his loving wife Sandra K. Isbell Killen of Manchester, TN; daughter, Tara M. Sanders and her husband Travis of Manchester, TN; son, Brian Majors of Manchester, TN; two grandsons, Hunter Sanders and Brayden Majors both of Manchester, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation , Tuesday July 29, 2014 from 4:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Benny Benjamin officiating.

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

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements. flower4

7/28/14 —- ROBERT “BOB” J. DAUBS

ROBERT “BOB” J. DAUBS, age 84, of Tullahoma, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Lynchburg Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Daubs was born in Illiopolis, Ilinois to the late Frank and Helen Arnold Daubs.

Mr. Daubs was a retired Master Sergeant serving in the United States Air Force.  He was a member of the Estill Springs Nazarene Church for over thirty years. Mr. Daubs was an avid sports fan. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Daubs and sister, Betty Daubs Hejlik.

Mr. Daubs is survived by his wife of 54 years, Opal Hill Daubs of Tullahoma, son, Steven (Charlotte) Daubs of Winchester, daughters; Stephanie (Brian) Ferguson of Ft. Irwin, Cali., Sonja (Tommy) Tucker of Tullahoma, brother, Harold Daubs of Illiopolis, Ill. Sister, Sharon Daubs Woodard of Ocala, Fla. 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Mr. Daubs will be held from 6:00-9:00 P.M. Sunday Evening, July 27, 2014, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Grant Funeral Services with Pastor Matt Hastings, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan, Tenn.

 Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.vet

7/27/14 —- Paul Lester Mason

Mr. Paul Lester Mason, age 94 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed from this life on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Marshall Mason and Ester May Melton Mason, four sisters, Janice E. Mason, R. Louise Angle, Jimmie W. Mason, Bessie Milligan, and two brothers, Wiley R. Mason and Frank T. Mason 

He is survived by one son, Robert Lester Mason and wife Tommie of Portland, Tennessee, two daughters, Estelle Paulette Garvin and husband Charles of Manchester, Tennessee, Mary Diane Vermillion and husband Daniel of Louisville, Kentucky, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and three great -great grandchildren. 

Mr. Mason was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Manchester. He worked for the VA Hospital until retirement after thirty-one years of service, including his Military Service. Paul was a World War II Veteran and was proud of his service to our Country. He enjoyed farming, working with his hands, playing cards, and his time with his dogs. He treasured life and his family and fellowship were the most important things. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Paul L. Mason will be conducted on July 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Roy Slaughter officiating.

Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Cannon County, Tennessee.

vetVisitation will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Manchester, Tennessee. 

COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF PAUL L. MASON. 

7/27/14 —— JONATHAN ALLEN FORD

JONATHAN ALLEN FORD, age 22, of Lynchburg, Tenn. departed this life suddenly on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Tenn.,  from injuries he sustained from an automobile accident.

He was a 2010 graduate of Moore County High School, and was a member of the varsity football team.  He loved fishing and swimming.  Most of all, Jonathan was a loving, devoted, and “good” son, brother, friend and Christian.

He is survived by his parents; Tommy and Tressa Ford, brother, Dekota Ford, sisters, Erica and Abbie Ford all of Lynchburg. Uncles; Charles and Jeanetta Shields of Winchester and Michael Ford of Anniston, Ala., Aunts; Monicque (Wayne) Bones of Lincoln, Ala. and Melissa Ford of Manchester, Tenn., adopted family member, Sherry Price of Winchester and several cousins.

Visitation for Mr. Ford is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Sunday, July 27, 2014, until Service time at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations by contacting Grant Funeral Services.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements. flower4

7/26/14 —— James Lurton Brock

James Lurton Brock, age 71 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on July 22, 2014 at the Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma.

Mr. Brock will be fondly remembered as the Meat Butcher at Powers’ Market in Manchester for many years; a faithful member of the Manchester Church of God of Prophecy and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother who liked trains, fire trucks and old westerns. He also enjoyed taking road trips and being a volunteer fireman for the Manchester Fire Department.

He was born in Pikeville, TN and was preceded in death by his father, the lateflower 13 James Allie Brock; and brothers, Charlie Brock and infant twins, Alton Brock and Aulton Brock.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynda Sue Sparkman Brock of Manchester, TN; mother, Daltha Myrtle King Brock of McMinnville, TN; children, Jimmy L. Brock and his wife Debbie, Sue A. Anderson and her husband Steve, Johnny W. Brock and his wife LaNessia and Nancy D. Long and her husband Stacy all of Manchester, TN; five sisters, Joyce Pinkston of McMinnville, Tina Seals (Jimmy) of Manchester, Marie Hyatt (Harold) of Centertown, Clara McGee (Gordon) of McMinnville and Ruby Northcutt (Ricky) of McMinnville; three brothers, Wayne Brock (Sarah) of McMinnville, Reed Brock (Bonnie) of Merrillville, IN and Twyman Brock of Warner-Robbins, GA; ten grandchildren, Danielle Long, Miley Long, Hanna Brock, Dakota Finchum, Casey Brock, Janette King (Randall), Trent Anderson, Kayla Anderson, Brian Anderson and Sarah Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Julianne Brock and Torrey Anderson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Pastor L. E. Butler and Brother Steve Anderson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Hodges Cemetery in Van Buren County, TN.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN in Charge of Arrangements

7/27/14 —— Phillip “Phil” Gordon Marcrom

Phillip “Phil” Gordon Marcrom, age 49 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on July 22, 2014 at the St. Thomas – Rutherford Hospital in Mufreesboro after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.

Phil loved the outdoors with friends and family and enjoyed big trucks, “mudding”, working on cars, carshows, loud music, muscle cars and wrestling. He cherished life and everyone around him. He was the caretaker of his mother who is a cancer survivor.

He was preceded in death by his father, the late Kenneth Rogers Marcrom and brother Roger Marcrom.

Phil is survived by his mother, Annie Ruth Campbell Marcrom Mankin of Manchester, TN; children, Justin P. Marcrom of Manchester, TN and Priscella A. Jackson of  Winchester, TN;  brother, Chris Marcrom and his wife Lisa of Manchester, TN; several aunts, cousins, nieces, nephew and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m.  -  9:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester.

A Graveside Service will be conducted on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro United Methodist Chrch Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the Family suggests Memorial Donations be made to the Central Funeral Home for Phil.

All donations will be greatly appreciated.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.flower1

7/26/14 —— William Edward Bell

Funeral services for Mr. William Edward Bell, age 93, of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ronnie Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at 3pm Saturday at the Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, TN.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home and on Saturday prior to the service.

Mr. Bell passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at his residence. 

Mr. Bell was born in Danville, TN, the son of the late K.I. and Eura Martin Bell.

Bill proudly served our country in the United States Navy at the height of World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He shared his experiences freely with the family in a manner which fully made us all proud to be an American and truly cherish the blessing of freedom. He was attending Brown University when he knew in his heart he had to serve his country. A man of so very many interests and an incredible zest for every moment of his life, Bill’s work brought him finally to Manchester, Tennessee. He and a handful of wonderful people established the very first Little League program in Manchester. He loved children and the community. He enjoyed a 30 year career at Arnold Engineering as a machinist. A brilliant mind kept him active every minute of the day. He lived for Christ and lived each day as if it were his last. His primary interest for many years until his health failed was his involvement in HAM Radio operations, an organization of HAM radio operators which reached globally. He organized their first convention which to date is an annual event. While most think HAM Radio operation is a hobby, it was developed not only for social networking, but played a key roll in disaster assistance worldwide in conjunction with the military, Red Cross and providing communication for soldiers and families to communicate with soldiers abroad. Bill was an avid golfer and enjoyed woodworking. He was creative, artistic and read endlessly.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Amanda Richardson Bell, three brothers, Ira, Walter and Richard Bell and one sister, Margaret Beasley.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jimmie Smith Bell of Manchester; one son, Kenneth Thomas (Melissa) Bell of Bon Aqua, TN; two daughters, Martha Ann Bell and Katherine Lee Bell, both of Atlanta, GA; one step daughter, Brenda Fugitt (Pat) Winningham of Murfreesboro, TN; one brother, Michael Bell of Stewart, TN; 7 grandchildren, Patrick (Laura) Fox of Texas; Elle (David) Shroyer of Oklahoma; Allie Bell of Nashville, TN, Amanda (Brian) McGeshick of Clarksville, TN; Amy Sartin (Greg) Coady of Murfreesboro, TN; Patrick (Annie) Winningham of Franklin, TN and Laurie (Andy Gardiner of North Carolina; 9 great grandchildren, Aiden Fox, Aurora Fox and Samantha Turner; Hannah and Jake McGeshick, Amberly Shroyer, Madeline Coady, Gavin and Abigail Gardiner. 

Bill, you are loved and missed but rejoiced knowing heaven holds you as do our hearts forever. 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY ASKS THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO ST. JUDE’S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN MANCHESTER OR THE CHARITY OF THER GIVER’S CHOICE 

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.veteran --- Flag 2

7/21/14 —– Lometa G. Russell

Mrs. Lometa G. Russell, age 81, of Manchester, TN, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Manchester Healthcare.

 
Mrs. Russell was born in Alabama, the daughter of the late Gus and Lorena Hensley Gifford. 

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In addition to her parents, Lometa was also preceded in death by one brother, Carl Gifford; and three sisters, Louise (Avery) Scott, Grady (Deuey) Gifford, and Vialita Gifford. 

She is survived by four sons, Anthony Perilo of Florida, Randy (Linda) Perilo and Andera (Sandy) Perilo, both of
Indiana, and John Steele of NC; two daughters, Dorothy (Phillip) Scholz of Illinois and Margaret (John) Anaszewski of Indiana; two sisters, Juanita (Monroe) Bradford and Margaret (Ken) Zerby; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 
Mrs. Russell’s family has chosen cremation and no services will be held at this time.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE RUSSELL FAMILY 

7/24/14 —– Betty Jo Lawson

Betty Jo Lawson, of Tullahoma, peacefully passed from this earth on July 21, following a recurrence of lymphoma.

Mrs. Lawson was a loving wife to G.W. Lawson for 56 years and 360 days, and a loving mother to Tim (Debbie) Lawson of Shelbyville, TN , Lisa (Robert) Kane of Tullahoma, TN, and Christina (Earl) Hillis of Winchester, TN. She also leaves behind flower 13six grandchildren: Adam Kane of Knoxville, TN, Allison (Casey) McGehee of Fayetteville, TN, Amy (Nick) Cunningham of Tullahoma, TN, Andrew Lawson of Shelbyville, TN, Abby Lawson of Shelbyville, TN, and Lawson Hillis of Winchester, TN. Mrs. Lawson had one great-grandchild, Lucas McGehee of Fayetteville, TN. Mrs. Lawson is survived by sisters, Carolyn (Eddie) Scott of Tullahoma, TN, Annette (T.L.) Bolin of Manchester, TN, and Cora Webster of Seffner ,FL, and a brother, Eugene (Jean) West of Winchester, TN.

Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by Her mother, Maymie Holder of Tullahoma, TN, Martha Shelton of Manchester, TN, and Charles Holder of Manchester, TN.

Mrs. Lawson was a homemaker, who enjoyed caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren. For several years, Mrs. Lawson was known as Mrs. Betty at Tullahoma City Schools’ Kool Kids program. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed keeping up with politics and current events. Mrs. Lawson will be remembered for her loving, compassionate nature, wit, strength, and grace.

A graveside memorial service will be held at Bethany Cemetery in Normandy, TN, on Thursday, July 24 at 3 PM, with Pastor David Wall officiating.

A reception for friends and family will be held immediately following the graveside service at Trinity Lutheran Church at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Cedar Lane in Tullahoma.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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