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2/6/15 —- Benjie Glenn Crews

flower5Benjie Glenn Crews, of Manchester, passed this life on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 54.

Mr. Crews was born in Madisonville, Kentucky to Tony and Pat Crews, who survive, and worked as a packer with Amazon.

He is preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Crews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Crews is survived by his wife, Tina Crews of Manchester; three daughters, Lori Garner and her husband Jeremy of Tullahoma, Cambridge Howard and her husband Bradley of Manchester, and Victoria Crews of Manchester; two brothers, Anthony Crews of Madisonville, Kentucky, and Terry Crews of Sarasota, Florida; two sisters, Tammy Taylor and her husband Steve of Manitou, Kentucky, and Lisa Christiansen of Dacula, Georgia; and four grandchildren, Landen, Sir Bentley, Trenton, and Ethan.

Visitation for Mr. Crews will be held on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 pm.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Ruby Rickard officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

3/6/15 —- Robert L. Johnson

Private graveside services for Mr. Robert L. Johnson, age 94, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday evening at Manchester Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson passed away at United Regional Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Robert was born in Jellico, TN, the son of the late Ernest and Etta Broyles Johnson.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a tech sergeant in the 60th infantry 9th division, securing France, Belgium and Germany. He was also a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He worked as an electrician for 23 years at AEDC and retired in 1984. Robert loved to watch football and travel, and most of all, loved his family.

In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lucille Johnson; one brother, Claude Johnson; and two sisters, Elleen Gibson and Irene Delaney.

He is survived by three sons, Roger (Ann) Johnson of Tullahoma, Dennis Johnson and Dan (Lisa) Johnson, both of Manchester; one sister, Elizabeth Stair; six grandchildren, Sonia Johnson, Jody Johnson, Ben Johnson, Amy Burger, Justin Johnson, and Austin Johnson; six great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.veteran

2/7/15 —- Jane Caudle

Jane Caudle of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at NHC Tullahoma at the age of 86.

Mrs. Caudle was born in Cullman, Alabama to the late Arthur and Sarah Phillips Eddleman.flower a

She was a long-time employee as a custodian with the Coffee County School System, working for 24 years at Hickerson Elementary School, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Manchester. According to her grandchildren, she made the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the world.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Caudle of Tullahoma; one daughter, Wanda Caudle, of Tullahoma; one great grandson, (Little) Ray Carter of Manchester; two brothers, Dolphus and David Eddleman of Alabama; one sister, Pauline Morris of Alabama; and two son-in-laws, Gene Neathery and James Bradford, both of Tullahoma. Mrs. Caudle is survived by two sons, Nello Caudle and his wife Jo-anne of Michigan, and Roger Caudle and his wife Linda of Murfreesboro; five daughters, Jeanette Bradford of Tullahoma, Patricia Neathery of Tullahoma, Anita Kelley and her husband Roger of Winchester, Carolyn Anthony and her husband Harvey of Shelbyville, and Donna Stella and her husband Richard of Tullahoma; 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Visitation for Mrs. Caudle will be held on Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 4:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rod Schrader officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.

Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hickerson Station Elementary School Library, 5017 Old Manchester Highway, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

3/6/15 —– David E. Anderson

David E. Anderson, age 44 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on February 28, 2015.

David was a Forklift Operator with Ravago, Inc. in Manchester.

He was born in Tullahoma, TN to his parents, the late Earl Shoffner Anderson and Helen Marie Shannon Anderson.

He is survived by his daughter, Allison Taylor Anderson of Manchester, TN; sister, Donna Grosch and her husband Mike of Manchester, TN; nephew, Joshua Grosch of Manchester, TN; niece, Jennifer Tucker and Chris of Manchester, TN; great nieces, Paige Bolts and Kyndal Grosch of Manchester, TN; great nephews, Kortland Grosch and Raylan Tucker of Manchester, TN; very special friends, Tammy & Bob Wilson of Manchester, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN.

The Celebration of Life Service will be on Friday afternoon, March 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Tolbert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the David Anderson Memorial Fund c/o First Vision Bank, 2134 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN 37355.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.

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Sybil Partin Henley

Sybil Partin Henley age 70 of Pelham passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at Hospice of Chattanooga.

She was born in Pelham, a daughter of the late Bryan and Emma Partin and was preceded in death by a son, Statton and a grandson, Trae Bean.

Survivors include her son, Nash Bean, Soddy Daisy; daughter, Laura Bean, Chattanooga; brother, Quentin (Wanda) Partin, Pelham; sister, Barbara Landrum, Pelham; grandchildren, Farrah, Nick, Tim, Tristan, Cameron and Evan.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Mike Partin officiating.

Burial will be in Warren Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.flower 13

3/7/15 —- Belinda Faye Thompson

Funeral services for Mrs. Belinda Faye Thompson, age 64, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Kidder officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Thompson family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thompson passed away Tuesday morning at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Belinda was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late Robert E. and Edna Nunley Adkins. She was a homemaker.

Belinda is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Robert H. “Bobby” Thompson of Manchester; one son, Rob (Samantha) Thompson of Hillsboro; two daughters, Meredith (Steven) Stamey of Manchester and Jillian (Alan) Turner of Pensacola, FL; four grandchildren, John Parker Michal, Lillian Grace Thompson, James Overton Turner, and Robert Holt Thompson, IV; and Michael Bryan of Murfreesboro, whom she thought of as a son.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flower 9

3/6/15 — Lisa Dawn Christian

Mrs. Lisa Dawn Christian, age 39 of Manchester, Tennessee passed away, Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Graveside Services will be held Friday, March 6 at 2 PM at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manchester. flower4

Visitation with the family will be Friday, March 6 from 11 AM till 1 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Christian, a native of Altamont was the daughter of the late Dwight and Myrna Tate King.

She attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, David Christian of Manchester; two sons, Keagan Christian of Grundy County and Jacob Christian of Manchester; three daughters, Briaunna Partin of Monteagle and Hannah and Kaytee Christian, both of Manchester; three sisters, Andrea Richards and her husband, William of Crystal River, FL, Christy Locke of McMinnville and Heather King of Grundy County and three grandchildren, Taelyn Wright and Khloe and Kinsley Christian.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the memorial fund at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.


DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

3/4/15 —- Annie June McLeod Winstead

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie June McLeod Winstead, age 84 of Manchester will be conducted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Randy Brown officiating.

Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of services at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.

Mrs. Winstead passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence in Manchester surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 22, 1930 in Melvindale, Michigan the daughter of the late Donald Alexander McLeod and Margaret Alice Davidson.

On March 12, 1949, she married the love of her life, Lawrence Edsel Winstead and the two began their life together which would withstand 66 glorious years together. In earlier years, while raising her family, Mrs. Winstead was actively involved in Home Demonstration Club as well as Girl Scouts, where she served as a Girl Scout leader for several years. She had a love for children which lead her to be a natural pre-school teacher for over 12 years with the First United Methodist Church. She adored the children she taught and loved to make crafts with them. She and her husband, Ed, shared a passion for antique Ford Lincoln Zephyr’s, which lead them on many trips in search of both the cars and accompanying parts. She also had a special love for the water. Whether going to the beach, deep sea fishing or simply spending most every summer on the lake, boating, swimming water skiing and fishing were hobbies she enjoyed with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening as well as cooking and canning. Throughout her life she was an avid sports fan, watching the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Tigers faithfully. She never missed a child or grandchild’s event while they were growing up. In later years, on up into her 70’s, she still was actively participating in sporting events such as the Senior Olympics, where, she earned medals in the mile walk, javelin and swimming competitions. She and Ed, were also faithful Manchester greenway walkers often seen daily by passers by. Mrs. Winstead possessed a loving and giving heart who touched many lives along the way. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Edsel Winstead, Jr., and two brothers, Jackie and Peter McLeod.

Survivors include her loving husband, Lawrence Edsel “Ed” Winstead of Manchester; two daughters, Teri Christian and husband, Rod of Manchester; and Deborah Blanton and husband, Buck of Viola, TN; four grandchildren, Rachel Christian Bruner and husband, Bob of Ootlewah, TN; Brad Christian and wife, Krystal and Alex Christian and wife, Tristan all of Manchester and Ashleigh Blanton of Viola, TN; seven great-grandchildren, Samuel, Alexander and Nicholas Bruner, Brady and Brock Christian and Luke and Jillian Christian; five brothers and sisters; Raymond McLeod and wife, Irene; LaDon Phillips and husband, Henry all of Lincoln Park, MI; Cindy Conrad and husband, Ray of Hardin, KY; Karen DeLong and husband, Dennis of Melvindale, MI; and Donald McLeod of Lincoln Park, MI; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Pre-School Learning Center or First United Methodist Church Young Children’s Sunday School Classes or to Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Annie June McLeod Winstead.funeral flower

2/27/15 —- Linda Ferrell Mullins

Private graveside services for Mrs. Linda Ferrell Mullins, age 67, of Manchester, will be conducted at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Mullins passed away Friday afternoon at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Linda was born in Franklin, TN, the daughter of the late Ollie and Lena Pittman Ferrell.

She worked for the Coffee County Court Clerk’s office and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Roy Ferrell.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Albert Mullins of Manchester; one son, Scott (Fara) Mullins of Manchester; two sisters, Lois Holmes of Manchester and Betty Duke of Woodbury; and one granddaughter, AnnaBelle Mullins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Multi County Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 1355, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flower vase 3

3/7/15 —- Geneva Grace Patterson

flower vase 3Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Grace Patterson, age 87 of Pelham, TN will be conducted Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Lynn Cassidy officiating.

Interment will follow at Warren Cemetery in Pelham, TN.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of services at 1:00 PM.

Mrs. Patterson passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma, TN surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 5, 1927 in the Payne’s Cove community of Grundy County, the daughter of the late Robert Cheatom Oliver and Allie Irene Phipps Oliver.

At age 15, she met and soon thereafter, married her husband, Dillon Patterson on April 24, 1943 in Ringgold, GA. Mrs. Patterson was a devoted homemaker who loved and cherished her family. She was a master seamstress who also enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning. She possessed a giving heart, always sharing her home cooked foods or her beautifully hand stitched works with family and friends. She was known for her talent of cross stitching as well as her beautifully made porcelain dolls. She was a very talented artist, expressed in her many hand drawn pictures. Throughout her lifetime, she assisted her husband with the family farm and also spent ten years working at Tyson Foods. She found her greatest joy in her family and in giving to others.

She will forever be missed by her loving family and friends. She was a member of Chapman’s Chapel Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Patterson is preceded in death by her husband, Dillon Patterson who passed away February 11, 1996; and brothers, Melvin Oliver, Marvin Earl Oliver, Jim Oliver, and a sister, Joanne Pace.

Survivors include two children, Eddie M. Patterson and wife, Susan of Murfreesboro and Theresa J. Compton and husband, Jerry also of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Kent Patterson of Franklin, TN and Blake Patterson and wife, Tracie of San Juan, Puerto Rico; two step-grandchildren, Marchelle Butler and husband, Billy of Alphretta, GA and Valerie Yambor and husband, Paul of Lavergne, TN; eight great-grandchildren, Max, Ben, Holly and Lauren Patterson and Saralyn, Shawn and Bryan Yambor and Rachel Butler. Also surviving is a brother, Bernie Oliver and wife, Shelia of Alto, TN and a loving, devoted care giver, Glenda Patterson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Patterson may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family Mrs. Geneva Grace Patterson.

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