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12/7/16 — Katheryn Eileen Donohue

flower 21Graveside services for Ms. Katheryn Eileen Donohue, age 86, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Ms. Donohue passed away at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 4, 2016.

Katheryn Donohue was born in Hillsboro, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Anson Robison and Lassie Gross Robison. Katheryn worked as a homemaker for most of her life. She was an active member of the Church of Christ. Katheryn enjoyed doing yard work and reading. She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Katheryn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 23 years, Paul Donohue; three brothers, Bud Robison, Clarence Robison, and Jim Robison; three sisters, Hazel Carr, Clara Mae Hutchins, and Greta Rigney. She is survived by her two sons, Kerry Lowe of Manchester, Tennessee and Kevin (Diane) Lowe of Georgia; daughter, Kathy White of Manchester, Tennessee; sister, Ruby Watson of Tullahoma, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Shannon White, Kimberly (Paul) Sullivan, Kaitlyn Lowe, and Kyle Lowe; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Anderson, Maddie, Allie, and Byron Sullivan; many special nieces, nephews, and close friends.

MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE DONOHUE FAMILY

12/4/16–Shara Barnette

Shara L Barnette, age 68 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Sunday,
December 4, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Memorial
Services will be scheduled at a later date.

A native of West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late, Herbert and
Barbara Childs Foley. She loved her pets, crocheting and going shopping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Johnny Barnette.

She is survived by one sister, Theresa Simons of Williston, North Dakota
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

12/5/16 — Sheila Lynn Bumbalough

bumbaloughShelia Lynn Bumbalough, 50, of Manchester, passed away on Friday, December
2, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare – Harton. Funeral Services are scheduled
for
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with
burial to follow at Asbury Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be
from 11 AM until the service time.

A native of Elkhart, IN, she was the daughter of the late Okie Bowe and
Carolyn Grosch of Killeen, TX. Her family was her focus and she loved
spending time with them. She enjoyed gardening and going shopping for
bargains at flea markets and garage sales. She also enjoyed bidding on
online auctions. She loved Christmas time and going to see the Christmas
light displays. She also enjoyed studying her family history and genealogy.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her life partner, Michael
Yanofsky of Manchester; ex-husband, Tommy Bumbalough of Manchester; sons,
Fred J. Newcomm IV of Manchester, Dylan Thomas Bumbalough of Manchester,
Blake Allon Bumbalough of Franklin, Dustin Yanofsky of Tullahoma and Aaron
Yanofsky of Manchester; daughters, Marysue Chrystal Newcomm of McMinnville,
Tiffany Ann Newcomm of Manchester, Athena Nicole Newcomm of Manchester,
Kayla Leann Bumbalough and her fiancé, Josh Clyhull of Lebanon; sisters,
Sabrina Ogar of IL and Holly Lee of Cullman, AL; several half-brothers and
half-sisters, niece Abigail Ackley of Cullman, AL; nephew, Jason Ackley of
Cullman, AL and nine grandchildren.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

12/4/16 — Antoinette Bertha Ledbetter

ledbetterAntoinette Bertha Ledbetter age 77 of Manchester, passed away Friday
December 2, 2016 at Horizon Health Care. Visitation will be 11:00am until
1:00pm Sunday at Manchester Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1:00pm
Sunday at Manchester Funeral Home with John Summers officiating. Burial
will follow at Blanton Chapel Cemetery with family and friends serving as
pallbearers.

Mrs. Ledbetter was preceded by her husband; Billy Ledbetter, and by her
mother Martha Scott. She is survived by her children; son; Michael
Ledbetter of Manchester, Tammy Barrow (Jon) of Hodges, Alabama, Melinda
Summers (Ricky) of Manchester, 5 grandchildren; Joshua Whitehead, Jeremy
Whitehead, Justin Polly, Taylor Summers, Briar Summers and 2
great-grandchildren Kayleigh Whitehead and Sadie Whitehead. She is also
survived by her brother; Ben Kobus of Illinois.

Mrs. Ledbetter worked at Crestwood Nursing Home until her retirement in
2001. She loved to do crossword puzzles, watching old movies and
knitting.

MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE LEDBETTER FAMILY

12/6/16 — Roxanne Denise Akers

akersRoxanne Denise Akers, age 55 of Manchester, passed away on Monday, November
28, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral
Services are scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, at 12 PM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ragsdale
Cemetery. Visitation
with the family will be Tuesday from 10 AM until the service time.

A native of Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Dewitt and
Shirley Phipps Akers. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends
and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Robert Lee Barber and one brother, Randy Akers.

She is survived by one son, Austin Allen Mayton of Manchester; one
daughter, Leticia Akers of Manchester; one brother, Tony Akers of
Tullahoma; Life Long BFF, Bridgette Wiser of Beechgrove; special friends,
Nedra Freeze of Hillsboro and Penny Stephens of Manchester, and two
grandchildren with one on the way.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

12/4/16 — Peggy Louise Thomas

thomasPeggy Louise Thomas, 76, of Tullahoma, passed away on Wednesday, November
30, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday,
December 4, 2016 at 2 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial to
follow at Pennington Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be
Saturday, December 3 from 5 PM – 8 PM at the funeral home.

A native of Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Martha
Smith Hopkins. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. Thomas
retired from Eaton Corp in Shelbyville. She loved cooking for her family
and enjoyed reading and shopping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Farrell
Williams; two brothers, Ronald and Randy Hopkins and one sister, Brenda
Russell.

She is survived by her husband, Doug Thomas of Tullahoma: three sons, Terry
Wayne Williams and his wife, Julie of Tullahoma, Jeff Thomas of Tullahoma
and Jamie Thomas and his wife, Nikki of Tullahoma; two daughters, Anita
Williams of Estill Springs and Pamela Thomas of Tullahoma; three sisters,
Faye Smeltzer of Michigan City, IN, Linda Rozinski and her husband, Robert
of Laporte, IN, Pam Chapman and her husband, Don of Auburn, IN; eleven
grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and two more on the way.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

12/3/16 — Charlene J. Young

youngCharlene J Young, 81 of Tullahoma, passed away on Wednesday, November 30,
2016 at Tennova Healthcare – Harton. Funeral services are scheduled for
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with
Bro. Jack Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 12 PM until the
service time.

A native of Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Beverly Eugene and
Irene VanSickle Pool. She was a nurse and worked at various nursing homes
in Michigan and the Shelbyville hospital after relocating to Tennessee. She
was also employed by Ford Corp and Stanley Tools. She retired from the
Dept. of Human Services where she was a caregiver. She enjoyed dancing,
country music and watching NASCAR racing. She also loved Betty Boop.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons,
Christian Anthony Bates and Jonathon Robert Bates; four brothers, Beverly
Eugene Pool Jr, Andrew William Pool, Earl Franklin Pool and Donald Pool;
four sisters, Rosalind Gayle Lee, Darla Pool, Vera Pool and Shirley Pool
and one grandson, Mason Zath Painter.

She is survived by her son, Scott Bates of Tullahoma; four daughters, Renee
Holmes O’Neal and her husband, James of Warren, MI, Sheila Sanders of
Sarasota, FL, Jennifer Denise Lewis and her husband, Wayne of Estill
Springs and Pam Garcia of Independence, MO; nine grandchildren and eighteen
great grandchildren.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

12/4/16—Bonnie Carol Stimac

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Carol Stimac, age 67, of Hazel Park, MI,
will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Coffee County
Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation
with the family will be from 12:00 Noon until time of services on Sunday
at the funeral home. Mrs. Stimac passed away on November 28, 2016 at
University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.
Bonnie was born March 18, 1949, in Detroit, the daughter of Urban and
Cora (Holmes) Simmons. She married Larry S. Stimac on June 23, 1967, at
Westside Central Church of Christ in Detroit.
Bonnie is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Larry; four
devoted children, Jeffrey, Kimberly (Robbie) Mills, Jason (Theresa) and
Jeremy (Angela); siblings, Hazel (Leo) Martin, James (Linda) Simmons,
Kenneth (Betty) Simmons, Donald (Sheri) Simmons, the late Mildred Bailey
and the late Betty Rose Groves; grandchildren, Amanda, Tyler and Hailey
Stimac, Ashley (David) Juhala, Cameron Ballard, Gabby Ballard, and
Madison Ballard, Luke and Logan Stimac, and Simon, Sylvia, Elroy, Alice,
Penelope and Orson Stimac; and great grandchildren, Wryath and Emmett
Juhala.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions are suggested to the
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Stimac family.

11/30/16—Madison Miller Ostertag

Madison Miller Ostertag, 19, Monteagle TN, died early Saturday morning, November. 25, 2016 from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident in Gruetli Laager TN. Madison was born Nov. 14, 1997, in Dupage County, Illinois. She was taking a year off of school to decide her future. Recently, she made a decision to pursue a career as a flight attendant in order to realize her dream for travel to places near and far. Madison loved going to the beach, hiking, reading, music and embracing new experiences. She loved animals of all kinds, especially her cats. Pocahontas was her favorite Disney princess. Her signature color was a special shade of pink. Madison is survived by her mother, Iva Michelle Russell (Eric), Monteagle TN; her father, Michael Ostertag, Oswego, IL; sister Taylor Ostertag, Oswego IL; maternal grandfather, Ted Smith, Clarkrange TN; paternal grandmother, Renate Seddon (Popi), Aurora IL; Godmother Nell Parham, Winchester TN, several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous extended family, lifelong friends Olivia Kispert and Jacqui Pope and special friend JT Phillips, plus too many to mention friends who loved her precious effervescent soul. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Ruby Lea Smith and George Ostertag. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, at the Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle. Visitation will start at 10am. Friends and family will meet afterwards at Tom’s Place in Monteagle. Contributions in memory of Madison may be made to the May Justus Memorial Library in Monteagle. online condolences can be made at www.Cumberlandfuneralhome.net

11/30/16 — Medford Ray Green

greenFuneral services for Mr. Medford Ray Green, age 85, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bros. Ray Marcrom and Mike Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Green passed away at his residence on Sunday, November 27, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Ray was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late Eulie and Novia Smith Green. He served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War and was a member of Forest Mill Church of Christ. He was the owner and operator of Green’s Bestway for over 60 years. Ray loved farming and watching things grow, playing and singing music, riding his tractor and bulldozing, and riding his four-wheeler with his best friend, Bullett. In 1989, he won Amateur Rider on Champion Walking Horse, Knight Bummer.

In addition to his parents, Ray was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warfield and Leon Green; and one sister, Ogena Sain. He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Green; four daughters, Vickie Lee (Ronnie) Duggin, Connie Rae (Arron) Sissom, Jackie Lamar (Greg) Solomon, and Kandace Hullett; two sisters, Margaret Anderson and Linda Sue Stephens; grandchildren, Cory Duggin, Taylor Duggin, Blair Solomon, Alexis Solomon, Brenda Cooper, Virginia Larry, Drew Larry, Cedric Sissom, Brandon Sissom, and Kelsey Adams; many special nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Green family.

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