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2/22/17 — Donna Gore Turney

A graveside service celebrating the life of Donna Gore Turney, age 84 of
Manchester, was conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at
Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville. Mrs. Turney passed away Sunday
February 19, 2017 in Murfreesboro. She was born December 4, 1932 in
Nashville, Tennessee, the son of James and Addie Gore. She graduated from
West End High School and went on to become a loving, devoted mother and
homemaker, and later a grandmother. She is remembered for her kind heart
and dedication to others. She devoted 30 selfless years to caring for her
elderly neighbor, Bertha Ashley, before her husband’s death in July of
2013. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Manchester,
Tennessee where she served on several committees. She took pride in being
the historian and Newsletter writer of the church. She loved to take
photos and document her surroundings. She loved gardening and bird
watching, humming birds especially. Most of all she loved spending time
with and cooking for her family. In addition to her parents, she is
preceded in death by an infant daughter Terry Diane Turney and husband
Richard Reeves Turnery. She was a devoted wife, loving mother,
grandmother and sister. She is survived by her two sons, Richard R.
“Ricky” Turney, Jr. of Manchester; and Steven Turney and wife, Angie of
Murfreesboro; and two grandchildren, Ashton and Ian Turney both of
Murfreesboro; brother James “Jim” Gore, Sr. and wife Margie of Manchester
along with many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of
Manchester or Grace Hospice Foundation, c/o Avalon Hospice, 132 Saint
Andrews Drive Suite B, Murfreesboro, TN 37128- In Memory of Donna Turney.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Turney Family

2/21/17–Jerry G. Petrella

Mr. Jerry G. Petrella age 67 of Murfreesboro passed away Sunday February 19, 2017. He was the son of the Carmen and Mary Johnson Petrella. He was also preceded in death by a sister; Sue Allen and a granddaughter; Sarah Thomas.

Mr. Petrella is survived by his wife; Janice Zielinski Petrella; son; Robert Petrella and his fiancé Jessica of Donelson, daughters; Heather (Daniel) Thomas of Christiana, Angela Petrella of Livingston and 7 grandchildren; Brandon Thomas, Trevor Thomas, Elijah Petrella, Kaitlyn Gordon, Cameron Gordon, Caden Ghee, and Kaylee Gilley. He is also survived by sisters; Barb (Dennis) Popilek and Connie Machuta both of Michigan.

Mr. Petrella was a member of St. Rose Lima Catholic Church in Murfreesboro. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Petrella Family.

2/24/17 — Korey James Benbow

Funeral services for Mr. Korey James Benbow, age 48, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with J.T. Steele and Benny Benjamin officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Bikers for Christ. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Mr. Benbow passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester, TN.

Korey was born in Michigan, the son of Bruce Benbow and Rebecca Malburg. He was self-employed at Exteriors of Tennessee and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Korey’s characteristics include giving, caring, loving spirit, funny, hardworking, just to name a few. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of Bikers for Christ. Korey also enjoyed all watersports, including boating and jet skiing. He loved his children, grandchildren, and he loved life.

In addition to his parents, Korey is also survived by his wife, Guizhu Wu Benbow; children, Alissa Steffens, Joe Rosey, and Candy Giles; step-children, Hongwei Qin, Mila Zou, Minnie Zou, and Niko Zou; and step-mother, Kathy Benbow.

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

2/22/17 — David A. Diehl

Mr. David A. Diehl Sr., 73, of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away on Feb. 20, 2017 at Tennova-Harton Healthcare in Tullahoma.
He was born Nov. 15, 1942 in Brady, Texas to the late John Andrew and Mary Louise Boyd Diehl.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Janice E. Overman Diehl of Tullahoma. Surviving sons are David A. Diehl, Jr. and his wife Jo H. Diehl of Manchester, Tennessee and Alvin D. Diehl of Tullahoma, Tennessee. One daughter Teri E. Diehl Adams of Tullahoma, Tennessee also survives. Surviving siblings are James M. Diehl of Texas, Glenn R. Diehl of California and sister Glenda K. Turner of Texas. Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Diehl was a beloved husband, father and grandfather that never met a stranger and always put his family ahead of himself. He was a proud member of the United States Air Force from 1963 until 1967 and continued to support the military in later years by being a faithful member of VFW Post 1893 in Franklin County. He raised his family by being a hard working truck driver for 28 years.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 from the chapel of Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin prior to the service at noon.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/20/17 — Ester Yvonne Qualls

Ester Yvonne Qualls, age 75 of Altamont, Tennessee passed away into Eternal Rest on February 17, 2017 at the Harton Tennova Healthcare in Tullahoma.
Mrs. Qualls was a dedicated homemaker who loved to cook and provide wonderful home cooked meals for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and anyone that happened to drop by. She also was a devoted christian that read her Bible. Yvonne could quote scripture after scripture without even reaching for her Bible for reference. She was a member of the Church of God.

Yvonne will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family and friends. She was a kind, caring, loving lady that definitely loved to talk and visit with everyone. She was a people person, with a sweet smile always on her face.

Mrs. Qualls was preceded in death by her parents, the late Ores E. Stephens and Bessie Mae Stephens and an infant son, Scott Alan Qualls, four brothers; Lonnie Stephens, Athel Stephens, Danny Stephens, and Eddy Stephens.

She is survived by her loving husband, Albert Devander (A.D.) Qualls of Altamont, Tennessee; a daughter, Sonja R. Qualls of Altamont, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Heather Killian of Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, Jordan Qualls of McMinnville, Tennessee, and Brianna Qualls of Manchester, Tennessee, three great-grandchildren, Alex Killian, Kadan Killian, and Axton Qualls, a brother, Denzil Stephens, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

VISITATION: Monday, February 20, 2017, 11 – 1:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, Tennessee

FUNERAL: Monday, February 20, 1:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home

BURIAL: Wesley Chapel Cemetery

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.

2/21/17 — Beulah Lee Crocker

Funeral services for Ms. Beulah Lee Crocker, age 93 of Manchester, will be
held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11 AM at Manchester Funeral Home with
Pastor Ben Day officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held Monday, February 20, 2017
from 5 PM until 8 PM.

Ms. Crocker passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Manchester Health
Care.

Ms. Beulah was born on August 18, 1923, to the late Mitch and Mary Bell
Floyd in Coffee County. She was a member of the Goosepond Methodist Church.
She received her 10 year pin at Edens Industries and her 5 year pin at the
shirt factory.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Beulah was also preceded in death by her
husband of 63 years, Amos Crocker; by her daughter, Mary Lee Eaton; and by
her son, David Crocker. She is survived by her son, Elvin (Bonnie) Crocker
of Pleasant View; daughter, Joe Ann (Vert) Hartman of Manchester; brother,
Buford (Lexie) Floyd of Manchester; sister, Lorene Bratcher of Manchester;
daughter-in-law, Nancy Crocker of Manchester; 8 grandchildren, Nicole
(Rodney) Brinkley, Nathan (Abby) Crocker, Rhonda (Scott) Murray, Jamie
(Kevin) Raney, Heather (Tim) Halbeck, Mitchell (Dawn) Crocker, Sherry
Crocker, and Kathy (Michael) Warren;14 great grandchildren and a host of
friends.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crocker family.

2/20/17 — Betty Jean House

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean House, age 79 of Manchester, will be
held Monday, February 20, 2017 at 9 AM at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro.
Kerry Walker officiating. Entombment will follow in the Rosa Hill Memorial
Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the House family will be Sunday,
February 19, 2017 from 2 PM to 5 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Betty passed
away Friday evening, February 17 at her home.

Betty was the daughter of the late Greely William and Oleta Walker
Sanders. She was born on March 3, 1937 in Hamilton, MS. She was a cook at
Westwood Junior High School in Manchester and attended the Trinity Baptist
Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Betty is preceded in death by her husband
of 58 years, Richard Earl House, who passed away in November of 2016. Also,
preceding her are four brothers, Greely William, Jr., Tommy, Lloyd, and
Roger Sanders; and three sisters, Ellen Vargas, Frances Bozeman, and Reba
Malone.

Mrs. Betty is survived by her children, Richard Neal and Leonard David
House, Jackie Lynn (Kelly) Barnes, and Peggy Earline House, all of
Manchester; eight grandchildren, Chris, Calvin, and Angie Barnes, John
Collins, Kyle Chumbley, Terri Walker, Kelly Smith, and Kristen House; 12
great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the House family.

Sheila Jean Harris

Shelia Jean Harris age 47 passed away on February 16, 2017 at her residence in Tullahoma.
A native of Tullahoma, she was the daughter of the late James L. Harris and Nellie Jean Tankersley of Tullahoma. She was a homemaker, enjoyed swimming at the lake, loved to grill out and go for long rides in the country.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Shelia is survived by her daughter, Tabitha Jean Bradford and husband AJ of Tullahoma; half-brother Brad Weddington of Tullahoma, half-sister Penny Bearden of Shelbyville, Tennessee; one grandson, Jacob Eli Bradford and her boyfriend, William S. Hall, Jr.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

2/19/17 — William Edward Simmons

William Edward Simmons, a resident of Tullahoma, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence at the age of 79 years. Local visitation with the family will be Friday, February 17, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. On Sunday, February 19, 2017 visitation will be held at Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806 from 2 – 4 PM with graveside services following at Green Hills Cemetery.

A native of McDowell County, NC, he was the son of the late Paul and Estelle Messer Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a U S Army veteran and was a milkman. He worked hard his whole life. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He enjoyed camping, old cars and watching western movies and TV shows.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Crigger Simmons and one sister, Betty England.

He is survived by one son, Billy Simmons of Columbus, NC; one daughter, Elaine Crawford and her fiancé’ Joseph Niblett of Tullahoma and four grandchildren, Bradley and Meagan Crawford and Billy and Haylie Simmons.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/19/17 — Shirley Sue Harmon

Shirley Sue Harmon of Tullahoma passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare – Harton at the age of 74 years. Funeral Services are scheduled for Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2 PM at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM.
A native of Tullahoma, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Marie Ray Adams. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Manchester. She enjoyed listening to music, playing with her grandchildren and taking rides in the car.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Harmon; son, Larry Wayne Carter and sister, Patsy Eason.
Mrs. Harmon is survived by one son, Tommy Harmon and his wife, Denise of Tullahoma; brother, Buddy Adams of Americus, GA; sisters, Carolyn Cody of Hillsboro and Betty Gayle Garner of Winchester; uncle, Fred Ray of Tullahoma; three grandchildren, Brian and Chase Harmon and Brittany Burnette and one great grandchild, Kirra Hill.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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