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10/19/18–James Robert Barlow

James Robert Barlow, passed this life on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at
Unity Medical Center in Manchester at the age of 35. A Celebration of Life
Gathering will be held from 10 AM – 8 PM on Friday, October 19, 2018 at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

A native of Gainesville, GA, he was the son of James C and Wanda Fletcher
Barlow of Manchester. He was a graduate of Coffee County High School and
enjoyed cutting wood with his father, fishing, riding four wheelers and
driving big four wheel drive mud slider trucks. He was a “Big Clown” and
enjoyed making people laugh and aggravating his family.

James was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Fannie
Ruth Fletcher; paternal grandmother, Mary Porter and brother, Gary Fletcher.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, Lisa Watson of
Manchester; sisters, Shannon Fox and her husband, Shawn of Bradyville and
Mary Spence of Manchester; nieces, Alissa Lemons, Abby Spence and Caren
Lopez and nephews, Dalton Fox, Tripp Spence and Clay Fox.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/24/18 — Mary E. Steverson

Ms. Mary E. Steverson 69, of Tullahoma passed Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leatha Steverson; son, Sean Lamar Steverson.
She is survived by son, David (Christina) Steverson ; special son, Jim (Ellie) Tate of Murfreesboro, TN; sisters, Shirley (Charles) Wiley of Inkster, MI; Margaret Ann Steverson of Tullahoma, TN; brother, John (Christie) Steverson of Tullahoma, TN; grandson, Bryson Steverson of Tullahoma, TN; Host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Funeral Services to follow at 3:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor Elmore Torbert, Jr officiating and Minister James A. Crutchfield as Eulogist. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

10/17/18—Thomas Duncan Saunders

Thomas Duncan Saunders of Wartrace, passed this life on Sunday, October 14,
2018, at his residence at the age of 53. No services are scheduled.

A native of St. Albeans, NY, he was the son of Bill and Jenny Kremke of
Lincoln, NE. A U S Army veteran, he enjoyed fishing, building things and
making dream catchers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sherry Saunders of
Wartrace; daughters, April Sejkora and her husband, BJ of Tecumseh, NE,
Opal Taant and her husband, Ian of St. Mary, NE, Amanda Saunders of
Alabama, Heather Baker and her husband, Jerry of Tullahoma, Misty Driver
and her husband, Horace of Normandy and Casey Guffey and her husband, Josh
of Wartrace; son, Levi Nicholson of Lynchburg; sister, Trish Lang and her
husband, Charlie of Lincoln, NE; best friend, Becky Horn of Normandy and
sixteen grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

10/18/18 — Phillip Wilson Claybourn

Funeral services for Mr. Phillip Wilson Claybourn, age 76, of Morrison,
TN, will be conducted at 12:00 PM on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at
Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marvin Davenport and Bro. Eric
Elwell officiating.  Burial will follow in Summitville Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM on
Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Mr. Claybourn passed away on
Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN.

Phillip was born in Warren County, TN, the son of the late Charles Wilson
Claybourn and Nora Ann Hennessee Claybourn.  He was self-employed in the
construction industry and a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
Phillip enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and growing watermelons,
which he loved to give away.  He also loved spending time with his
family.  Phillip was a member of the Summitville Fire Department for 17
years.

In addition to his parents, Phillip was also preceded in death by one
son, Phillip Jason Claybourn; and one brother, Charles Franklin
Claybourn.  He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Linda Faye
Cargile Claybourn; one daughter, Brenda (Terry) Heilmann; one sister,
Carolyn (Melvin) Keith; and three grandchildren, Ryan, Kyler, and Ashley
Heilmann.

MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE CLAYBOURN FAMILY

www.manchesterfuneralhome.com

10/18/18 — James W. Anderson

James W Anderson of Normandy passed this life on Saturday, October 13, 2018
at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga at the age of 59. Funeral services are
scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 2 PM at Daves-Culbertson
Funeral Home with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will
receive friends beginning at 12 PM

A native of Nashville, he was the son of the late Charles William Anderson
and Myra Tucker Alea of Florida. He was a U S Air Force veteran and a
member of the First United Methodist Church of Tullahoma. He enjoyed
riding motorcycles, listening to music and eating a good meal. His
favorite thing was being with his family.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by wife, Carla Anderson of
Normandy; daughter, Rachel Anderson of Chattanooga; brother, Charles
Stephen Anderson and his wife, Natalia of Harrisburg, PA; sister, Patsy
Watkins and her husband, Bill of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; nephews, Jason Weakley
of Nashville, James Anderson of Boston, MA and Bobby Anderson of
Harrisburg, PA; niece, Jennifer Braswell and her husband, Mark of Nashville
and great nieces, Vivian and Leora Braswell.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations be made to the Henry
Center, First United Methodist Church, 208 W Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma,
TN 37388

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert R. Tracey

Robert R Tracey of Winchester, passed this life on Friday, October 12, 2018
at his residence at the age of 74. No services are scheduled.

A native of Zanesville, OH, he was the son of the late William Pearl and
Opal Hufford Tracey. He began working in the meat department at Big Bear
Stores in Ohio when he was sixteen years old. He eventually became the
department manager and worked with Big Bear Stores for fifty-four years.
After
retiring in 2001, he and his wife, Sue relocated to Winchester where he
started working for the United Grocery Store in Decherd. He again retired
in 2015. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, David Tracey
and six brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Tracey of Winchester; sons, Bobby Tracey of
Winchester and John Lycans and his wife, Sabrina of Canal Winchester, OH;
grandchildren, Devon Tracey, Katrina Tracey and her husband, Will Darley,
Amanda Tracey and Zachary Lycans; daughter-in-law, Alicia Tracey of
Columbus, OH; niece, Debbie Johnson and her husband, Robert of Tullahoma;
sisters-in-law, Linda Sims of Tullahoma and Eileen Bentley of Zanesville,
OH; brother-in-law, Mike Sims and his wife, Katie of Tullahoma; many nieces
and nephews in Ohio and Tennessee and lifelong friends, Raymond and Diana
Snyder of Estill Springs, Mike Snyder of Estill Springs, Teresa White of
Estill Springs and Nick and Valerie Polyak of Lake of the Ozarks, MO. A
special thanks to Paige and Nancy Tracey for all their love and support.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/16/18 — Rodney Dean Flippo

Rodney Dean Flippo of Kingston Springs, TN passed this life on Thursday,
October 11, 2018 at his residence at the age of 50. Funeral services are
scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral
Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 4 PM.

A native of Tullahoma, Rodney was a drummer and loved going to Tims Ford
Lake to fish and water ski.

Rodney was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Craig Flippo.

He is survived by his mother, Sandra Flippo of Tullahoma; father and
step-mother, Fred and Debbie Flippo of Shelbyville; brothers, Rickey Flippo
and his wife, Dee of Petersburg and Randy Flippo and his wife, Judy of
Elizabethtown, KY and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/15/18 — Vivian Lee Shepherd Bankston

VIVIAN LEE SHEPHERD BANKSTON, age 63, of Manchester, Tenn., departed this life on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving and devoted family, following an extended illness. Mrs. Bankston was born on August 10, 1955, to the late Edward Freeman Shepherd and Erma Faye Berry Shepherd She was a woman of great faith. She was a homemaker and caregiver. Mrs. Bankston loved music, singing and playing the piano. She loved being a grandmother most of all. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Bankston of Cleveland, Tenn., children; Roy Wood and wife, Amanda of Hillsboro, Joshua Wood and wife, Samantha of Boaz, Ala., Melody Perkins and husband Philip of Attalla, Ala., Jonathan Wood of Decherd, Tenn., and chosen daughter, Casey Moss of New Market, Ala. 11-grandchildren and 1-great-grandchild. 5-brothers and 2-sisters.

A private visitation for family will be held for Mrs. Bankston on Saturday evening Oct. 13, from 6:00-9:00 P.M at the Community Refuge Ministry in Pelham, Tenn.,

A visitation is scheduled for Sunday October 14, from 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. for friends and family at the Community Refuge Ministry in Pelham, Tenn.,

Services are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 15, at the Community Refuge Ministry in Pelham, Tenn. with Pastor Roy Wood, officiating.

Interment will follow at 2:30 P.M. in the Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in High Point, Ala.

GRANT FUNERAL SERVICES IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS

10/20/18 — Nancy J. Hemphill

NANCY J. HEMPHILL, age 67 of Winchester, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at The Waters at Winchester following an extended illness. Mrs. Hemphill was born in Jasper, Ala. on January 13, 1951, to the late Coleman Winston O’Neal and Emma Louise Cross O’Neal. She was a member of the Decherd United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hemphill was a music teacher at the Walton Middle School in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., She also taught at several private schools and was employed at the Baptist Association in the Music Dept. in Fla., She was an officer in the Salvation Army at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Activities Director at Gulf Coast Convalescent Home. Mrs. Hemphill was Grand Musician for the Order of the Amaranth, Inc. two years, Worthy Matron of the Order of the Amaranth, Inc. two times and Past Worthy Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star, Winchester Chapter 186.

Mrs. Hemphill was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Charles Hemphill of Winchester, Tenn., Daughter, Jenifer Howland and husband, Gerald of Manchester, son, Daniel Brannon of Freeport, Fla., Grandchildren; Bradley Brannon of Ill., EmaLae Howland of Chattanooga, Tenn., Coleman Charles Howland of Manchester, Sisters; Martha Turner of Goodwater, Ala., Arlene Castleberry, Manchester. Brothers; Bill Pruden of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Martin O’Neal of Sylacauga, Ala., Thomas O’Neal of Elijay, Ga.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 20, in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Pastor David Rash and Rev. and Mrs. Bratton and Faye Tucker, officiating. Visitation with the family is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. prior to the service on Saturday at 2:00.

ARRANGEMENTS BY GRANT FUNERAL SERVICES

10/15/18 — Bobby Edward Hasty

BOBBY EDWARD HASTY, age 83, departed this life on October 13, 2018, at the Willows of Winchester following an extended illness. Mr. Hasty was born on June 29, 1935, in Fayetteville, Tenn., to the late James Presley Hasty and Grace Kerbo Hasty. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Hasty is a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Song Leader for many years. He was employed for several years as a heavy equipment operator when he was discharged from the military. He then was employed at Hammer’s Dept. Store for 50 years as a truck driver until his retirement. Mr. Hasty could “fix anything”. He and his wife, Betty traveled all 50 states during their 57 years of marriage. He will always be remembered for his friendly smile and missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hasty was preceded in death by his siblings; Walter Hasty and Estella Marr. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hasty of Estill Springs, daughters; Teresa Hobbs and husband, Mark of Lebanon, Tenn., and Lisa Fitzgerald and husband, John of Tullahoma, Tenn., 4-grandchildren; Nathan (Sara) Ragland of Mesa, Arizona, Tiffany (Darin) Koelliker of Lebanon, Tenn., Andrew (Emily) Ragland of Winchester and Kayla Morgan of Lebanon, Tenn., 11-great-grandchildren, Ethan Morgan, Brayden Koelliker, Camryn Ragland, Natalie Ragland, Khloe Morgan, Kinlee Morgan, Eli Ragland, Peyton Ragland, Parker Ragland, Greyson Koelliker and AJ Ragland. A special nephew, Jimmy Ray Marr and his best buddy, Mitsy.

Visitation for Mr. Hasty will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Monday evening, October 15, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services. Services are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. John Gipson, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Estill Springs with military honors bestowed.

GRANT FUNERAL SERVICES IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS

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