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Joseph DeWayne Robison

Mr. Joseph “Joe” DeWayne Robison, age 54, of Manchester, Tennessee, peacefully passed away January 13, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held in March.

Joseph was born on June 21, 1962 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of the late Connell Lee and Barbara Ann Robison. He served his country in both the Air Force and Army National Guard. Joe was head of printing and sales at Beaver Press of Manchester, Tennessee, where he had worked for over 33 years. He loved hunting, fishing and camping in the outdoors. His greatest passions and prides were his family, who will miss his presence greatly.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Connell Lee and Barbara Ann Robison. He is survived by his wife of 35 loving years, Suzanne Beall Robison; son, Chris Robison; daughters, Elizabeth (Matt) Laramie of Illinois and Adriene (fiancé Jeremy Martin) Robison; three brothers, Donald “Gene” (Theresa) Vaughn, Randy Vaughn, and Brian (Laura) Robison; two sisters, Lori (Richard) Reiners and Krista (Todd) Rushing; five grandchildren, Christina, Keaton, Faith, Hollanne, and Charlie Joe; mother and father-in-law, Bill and Romaine Beall; brother-in-law, Mike (Judy) Beall; aunts, uncles, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of special friends.


1/25/17 — Hubert Ray Reeves

Hubert Ray Reeves of Normandy passed this life on
Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at his home at the age of 89. Mr. Reeves was
born in Monterey, Tennessee to the late Lawrence Winfred Reeves and
Martha Tays Reeves. He served his country in the United States Army
during Korea and went on to work as a Logger with Reeves Logging. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death two sons, Ricky and
Dicky Reeves; and six brothers, Paul, Billy, Earl, Berl, Clifford and
Robert; and two sisters, Geneva Wilbanks and Christine Kilgore. Mr.
Reeves is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorell Vaughn Reeves; six
children, Debbie (Tommy) Sullenger, Tony (Kathy) Reeves, Penny (Dale)
Burks, Stephen (Beth) Reeves, Sonya Davis, and Michael Reeves
(fiancé, Melissa Russell and her son Bobby); 16 grandchildren, Matthew
and Mark Sullenger, Tony II “Tee”, Madison, and Emily Reeves, Teela
Kelley, Phillip, Jesse and Lorell Burks, Justin, Chris, Skylar, and Seth
Reeves, Dalton Davis, Danielle Hise, and Brooklynn Reeves; 12
great-grandchildren, Breyer, Gavin, Courtney, Miles, Penelope, Celia,
Ezra, Eden, Fiona, Elijah, Hayden, and Swayze Raye; one brother, Lawrence
“Junior” Reeves; one sister, Anna Pearl Simmons; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Visitation for Mr. Reeves will be held on Tuesday, January 24th,
2017 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be
held on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in
Shelbyville at 11:00am with Stephen Reeves and Billy Watters officiating.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at
Mayland Cemetery in Putnam County at 12:00pm. Pallbearers will be Dalton
Davis, Skylar Reeves, Phillip Burks, Jesse Burks, Justin Reeves, Tee
Reeves and Matthew Sullenger.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

1/27/17 — Billy Pauley

The Funeral Arrangements for Billy Pauley, father of Tim Pauley, are as

Visitation: 4-8pm Thursday January 26, 2017
11am-1pm Friday January 27, 2017, with Funeral
following at 1pm
Location: Brentwood Hills Church of Christ
5120 Franklin Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
In lieu of flowers, the family requests Donations be made to the
Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. In the Memo/For section, put Camp
Leatherwood Rebuild. Mail to the above address to the ATTENTION of
Jonathan Seamon.

1/21/17 — Julie Ann Suttles

There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of
Julie Ann Suttles, age 59 of Tullahoma, held 4-6pm Saturday, January 21,
2017 at 107 Point Circle Tullahoma, TN.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Julie Ann Suttles name to the
Blue Monarch.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

1/22/17–Mary B. Forrester

Mary B. Forrester, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at NHC in Tullahoma at the age of 90. Mary was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late Willie and Eva Sanders. During her life, she worked as a ball sewer and janitor at Wilson Sporting Goods, as well as Motlow State Community College and Arnold Engineering Development Center. Mary B. very much loved to cook, crochet and sew. She took great pride in making many quilts, curtains and afghans for others to enjoy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband J.W. Forrester; a brother, James Sanders; and a son, Billy Forrester. Mary is survived by a daughter, Wilma Jean Adcock; two sons, James Forrester and Eddie Ray Forrester; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Forrester will be held on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 12:00-2:00pm. A graveside service will follow at 2:30pm at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Bro. Chris Harris officiating. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Compassus, 110 East Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.

1/21/17–Dorothy Marie Rabenstein

(July 30, 1928 – January 4, 2017)

Dorothy Marie Rabenstein was born July 30, 1928, and was a native of West Virginia. Dorothy was preceded in death by a daughter and a grandson. She is survived by a very loving and devoted husband of 70 years, Walter (Jim) Rabenstein, two daughters, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren. Dorothy passed away January 4, 2017, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

1/21/17 — Elores VanNoy

Mrs. Elores VanNoy (Chippy) of 612 East Harp St., Manchester, Tennessee, departed this life on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at St. Thomas West in Nashville, Tennessee. She was married to the lateMr. Wayne VanNoy for 48 years and they made their home and raised their family in Manchester. Chippy leaves to cherish her memory her two devoted daughters, Queenie and Kim (Manchester); two loving grandsons, Taurean Green (Manchester) and Brandon VanNoy (Annika) of Bastrop, Texas. Her loving great-grandsons, Caden (Manchester) and Cassius (Bastrop, Texas) were the apple of her eye and will have fond memories of their beloved Grandma. Other family and friends share the loss of their Beloved Chippy. She was a devoted member of the Lane Street Church of Christ, Manchester, Tennessee.

Chippy will forever be remembered for her smile and her kind and sweet spirit. She worked at the Pajama Factory in Manchester, Eden Industries and retired some 10 years ago from United Regional Medical Center, in the Dietary Department. She loved her work and took great pride in giving of her service.

The Celebration of Life for Mrs. VanNoy will be on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is from 11AM – 1PM, and the Celebration of Life will follow at 1PM. Brother Paul Elam will officiate this Celebration.

1/18/17 — Terry Randall Bush

Memorial services for Mr. Terry Randall Bush, age 75, of Manchester, Tennessee, will be conducted at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Manchester Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 PM. Mr. Bush passed away at Tennova Harton Medical Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee on January 14, 2017.

Mr. Terry Bush was born in Coffee County, Tennessee, the son of the late Buford Lee Bush and Opal Davis. He served Al White as a mechanic for 17 years. Terry enjoyed gardening, fishing, doing wood work, and taking care of his family.

In addition to his parents, Terry Bush is preceded in death by his loving wife, Vickie Bush and daughter, Crystal Bush. He is survived by his three sons, Phillip (Jennifer) Bush of Manchester, Jeff (Birdie) Bush of Manchester, and Christopher Bush of Dyersburg; daughters, Lisa (Kenny) Bush of Manchester, Lori (Chuck) Bush of Hillsboro; four brothers, Truman (Gloria) Bush of Morrison, Gary (Pat) Bush of England, James (Trish) Bush of Manchester, and Ricky (Amy) Bush of Manchester; one sister, Glenda (Gene) Parker of Manchester; twelve grandchildren, Wayne, Terry, James B., Adrienne, Colton, Kaitlyn, Ellie, Malaya, Jr., Jamie F., Kay, and Donna; 14 great-grandchildren.


Joseph DeWayne Robison

Joseph “Joe” DeWayne Robison, age 54, of Manchester passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN.  There are no services scheduled at this time, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


01/21/17 — Horace Virgil Stephens Jr.

Horace Virgil Stephens, Jr. passed away January 13, 2017, at NHC in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Horace was born on September 21, 1914, in Nashville, the third of five children of Horace Virgil Stephens and Margaret Jenkins Stephens. He graduated from Wartrace High School in 1932 and was Salutatorian of his class. He served two years as a seaman aboard the U.S.S. Tennessee. He attended the US Naval Academy for one quarter before dropping out in 1935 to marry his high school sweetheart, Iva Blair Allen (b. 1912, d. 1952).

Horace was a railway postal clerk on NC&SL Railroad between Nashville and Atlanta from 1936 until he transferred to a rural mail route in Tullahoma in 1957. He was a rural mail carrier on both Routes 1 and 5 out of Tullahoma until his retirement in 1978.

Horace was married to Jean Hunter (b.1925, d. 1984), the mother of David Stephens, from 1954 until 1970 . Horace and Mary Florence Bramblett were married in 1972. After his retirement he worked in real estate sales and custom house construction. He enjoyed golf and was an avid UT fan. He was a longstanding and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Tullahoma. He was also a Past Master of the Tullahoma Masonic Lodge #262 F&AM.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Florence Bramblett (b. 1912, d. 1996) and his son Jim Allen Stephens (b.1943, d. 2016). He is survived by two sons, Virgil (Clara) of Kingsport and David (Michele) of Franklin; stepson John Bramblett (Linda) of Huntsville AL and stepdaughter Anne Bramblett King of Tullahoma; eight grandchildren: Sandy Noonan (Tom) of Vernon Hills IL, Eric Stephens (Tanya) of Smyrna, Trisha McWright (Matt) of Nashville, McKenzie Stephens of Cleveland, Ena Shea Kohler (Chris) of Nashville, Alex Burlason (Bruce) of Nashville, Chris Calatrello (Holly) of Tullahoma and Stephen Calatrello (Jennifer) of Athens AL; seventeen greatgrandchildren: Daniel, Mark and Kevin Noonan, Isaiah and Beth Stephens, Hope, Samantha and Addie McWright, Isabelle, Gus and Liam Kohler, Max Beavers, Benjamin Calatrello, Thomas, Jack, Annie and Henry Calatrello; sister Irma Stephens Troxler of Tullahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life and memorial service will be held Saturday, January 21st at the First Baptist Church of Tullahoma at 2 pm. Dr. J. Herbert Hester will officiate, assisted by Rev. Christian Watts. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service from 1 pm until 2 pm. Private burial services will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the library of First Baptist Church of Tullahoma, 108 East Grundy Street, Tullahoma TN 37388 or to the Tullahoma Senior Citizens’ Center, 410 North Collins Street, Tullahoma TN 37388.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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