Obituaries

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4/1/17 — Robert Austin Jernigan, Jr.

“A Time of Remembrance” for Mr. Robert Austin Jernigan, Jr., age 60, of Wartrace, Tennessee, will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Concord Baptist Church at 3PM. Mr. Jernigan passed away at his home on March 18, 2017.

Robert Jernigan, Jr. was born in Manchester, Tennessee, the son of the late Robert A. Jernigan, Sr. and Mary E. Lusk. He served his country in the United States Army and National Guard. Robert worked as a self-employed construction worker. He will always be remembered for his love for his family.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his step-dad, William “Bill” Miller; brothers, Bobby & Danny Jernigan; sisters, Faye Luke, Carol Ann Jernigan, Charolette Elaine Jernigan. He is survived by his brother, Timothy Jernigan of Ohio; son, Brandon Lee Jernigan from Texas; daughters, Amy Elaine Carter (James) of Tullahoma, Kijia “Lynn” Carter (Lonnie) of Tullahoma, and Amanda Nicole Wolford (Matt) of Mount Juliet; seven grandsons; one great-grandson.

MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME IS HONORED TO SERVE THE JERNIGAN FAMILY

3/31/17 — Bonnie Powell

Mrs. Bonnie Powell 83, passed Sunday, March 26, 2017 at The Waters of Winchester.

She is survived by daughter, Karen (Michael) Taylor of Manchester, TN;

Three granddaughters, Gabrielle (Bobby) Bailey of Nashville, TN; Bree (Larry) Wilhite of St. Louis and Monique (Adam) Sharrer of Murfreesboro, TN;

Five great grandchildren – Legend, Nevaeh, Laniyah, Ka’Myah, and Heaven.

Two sisters, Mildred Wilson and Mary Louise Vantrease both of Nashville, TN;

Visitation Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Decherd with Funeral Services to follow at 1:00 pm at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Moderator James Johnson officiating and Pastor John Patton as Eulogist.

Interment Acklin Memorial Garden

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

3/28/17–Anthony Wayne Reynolds

Graveside services for Mr. Anthony Wayne Reynolds, age 67 of Chapel Hill, will be conducted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:30 P.M. at Blanton Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel prior to going in procession to the graveside service. Mr. Reynolds passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford.

Wayne was born on September 29, 1949 in Woodbury to the late Ernest and Dorothy Reynolds. In earlier years, he enjoyed woodworking and fishing. Mr. Reynolds was a United States Air Force veteran. He loved reading and watching Fox News.

Survived by his sisters, Cathy Plymale (Jim), Delores Koger (Jimmy); step-daughter, Tonya Byrd (Terry); step-granddaughter, Kaytlyn Byrd; special aunt, Eva Ann Green (Bob); special nieces, Renee Williams (Wendell), Tammy Shipley (Scott); and many friends.

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

3/25/17-Nancy Abigail Phelps

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Abigail Phelps, age 94, of Manchester,
TN, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Coffee
County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday,
March 24 at the funeral home. Mrs. Phelps passed away at her residence
on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Nancy was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late Raymond M. and
Dedie Herrell Rigney. She retired after 25 years of service at Genesco
as a seamstress. She loved cooking, spending time with her family, and
attending church at Westwood Church of Christ, where she was a member.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was also preceded in death by her
husband, Owen Phelps; one grandson, Johnny “JJ” Prosser; one
granddaughter, Barbie Prosser; two sisters, Evelyn Rigney and Jean Elrod;
and one brother, Hoyt Rigney. She is survived by one daughter, Tammy
Phelps Mann of Manchester; one grandson, Chris (Amanda) Prosser of
Pelham, AL; two great granddaughters, Brianna Prosser of Manchester and
Chloe Prosser of Pelham, AL; four great grandsons, Christopher, Caleb,
Cason and Christian Prosser, all of Pelham, AL; one brother, Ewin L.
(Betty Jo) Rigney of Manchester; one sister, Helen (Wayne) Haley of
Winston-Salem, NC; one sister-in-law, Suzanne Mathews Rigney of Niles,
MI; one brother-in-law, Clarence Phelps of Manchester; and several nieces
and nephews.

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

3/25/17–Dorothy Dean Lightfoot

Dorothy Dean Lightfoot was born March 20, 1933, in Winchester, Tennessee to the late Connell Jack and Maggie Lou Byrom Grubbs. Mrs. Lightfoot was a homemaker. She enjoyed singing, dancing, writing music, drawing, and working in the yard watching her birds. Mrs. Lightfoot was a very talented, creative lady. Preceded in death by three sons; Arthur Lightfoot Jr., Steven Lightfoot, and Chris Lightfoot, two sisters; Wilma Jean Damron and Doris Hasty McGowen, and two brothers; Curtis Grubbs and Don Grubbs. Survived by one daughter; Vonette C. (Donald) Holloway of Winchester, TN, three sons; Quinn (Shelia) Lightfoot of Estill Springs, TN, Stacy Lightfoot of Estill Springs, TN, and Tracy (Helen) Lightfoot of Estill Springs, TN, five grandchildren; Maggie Huggin of Winchester, TN, David Hastings of Spencer, TN, Dottie, Gina, and Quincy Lightfoot, eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five sisters; Macon Hunt, Linda Cowan, Diane Alford, Rita Wright, and Delilah Grubbs, one brother; Curtis Grubbs, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

VISITATION: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5 – 6:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, Tennessee

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, March 25, 6:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.

3/24/17–Marion Elizabeth Elam

MARION ELIZABETH ELAM
(September 13, 1930 – March 21, 2017)

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Marion Elizabeth Elam, was born September 13, 1930, in Morrison, Tennessee, to the late Harvey Albert and Beulah Marie Toliver Elam. Marion was known throughout the county to be an outstanding homemaker. She excelled in everything she attempted. She sewed, cooked, baked, but her main joy was in her love for flowers. She grew flowers that others only could dream about. Her flowers were so pretty they looked as if they were painted in the yard. When the flowers were brought indoors the aroma would make a whole room smell wonderful. Ms. Marion was extremely generous sharing her gorgeous roses in all colors, sizes, and varieties. She would place tightly as many rose stems possible in buckets for the sick and people in the community for all kinds of occasions through out the years. Marion was a member of the Pocahontas Church of Christ. Preceded in death by three brothers; Gordon K. Elam, Glenis E. Elam, and James Donald Elam, and one nephew; Stanley D. Davis. Survived by two sisters; June Elam Davis and Doris Elam Hamann, and two brothers; Jerry Thomas Elam and Ralph Albert Elam.

VISITATION: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5 – 8:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, Tennessee

FUNERAL: Friday, March 24, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home

BURIAL: Hopewell Cemetery

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS.

3/24/17 — Wyona “Kippy” Benedict

Funeral services for Mrs. Wyona “Kippy” Benedict, age 78, of Manchester,
TN, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Coffee
County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on
Thursday evening at the funeral home. Kippy passed away on Tuesday,
March 21, 2017 at Bailey Manor in Manchester, TN.

Wyona was born in Warren, OH, the daughter of the late Harold R. and
Elizabeth Berry Jones. She was a 1956 graduate of Manchester Central
High School, graduated from MTSU and was a self-employed music teacher,
after having taught music for the elementary schools in the Coffee County
School system, as well as playing the piano and organ for many churches.
She was a member of St. Mathews Episcopal Church in McMinnville, TN.
Kippy was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Order of the Eastern Star, American
Guild of Organist, and Duck River Players Theatrical Group. She was on
the Board of Directors for Arrowhead to Aerospace Museum, a longtime
secretary of the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce, and an Avon
representative, earning the David H. McConnell Award.

In addition to her parents, Kippy was also preceded in death by her
husband, James Benedict. She is survived by one son, Rusty (Christy)
Tensfield of Manchester, TN; one daughter, Robin Tensfield Bell of
Daytona Beach Shores, FL; one brother, Rodger (Wanda) Jones; six
grandchildren, Lance Tensfield, Beth Reece, Jacquie Bennett, Rebeka Bell,
Rachel Bell, and Lena Marie Bell; and five great grandchildren, Torey
Johnson, TyLer Bennett, Jada Adams, Jacob Reece, and Maddox Parker.

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

Richard Hill

Richard Hill passed this life on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Waters of
Winchester at the age of 73 years. No services are scheduled.

A native of Franklin County, TN, he was the son of the late Epherim and
Martha O’Dear Hill. He enjoyed fishing and watching his game shows on TV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anita
Hill; son, Allen Hill; three brothers, Epherim Hill Jr., Joe Frank Hill and
James Robert Hill and three sisters, Hilda Brinkley, Norma Jean Hill and
Annester Hill.

Richard is survived by three sisters, Rosa Haddon of Tullahoma, Mary
Francess Stevens of Manchester and Hilda Brinkley of Hillsboro.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

3/23/17 — Eda Darlene Fatherree

Eda Darlene Fatherree passed this life on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at her
residence at the age of 78 years old. Graveside services will be held
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10 AM at Welker Cemetery.

Eda was the daughter of the late Chester and Eda Curnett Moore. She was
born on December 24, 1938 in Marion, Indiana. She was a nurse and worked
in nursing homes. She was a Jehovah’s Witness and devoted many hours each
month to the ministry. She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, camping,
gardening and riding horses. She also enjoyed reading and sewing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
William Herrell Fatherree; half-brother, Tommy Wilson and sister, Donna
Jean Thompson.

Eda is survived by two sons, Larry Gene Fatherree of Manchester and Danny
Wayne Fatherree and his wife, Rebecca Kim of Bell Buckle; daughter, Eda
Annette Short and her husband, Olan of Manchester; one brother, Garrett E.
Moore and his wife, Maxine of Indiana; nine grandchildren; five great
grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

3/23/17–Larry Richard Brooks

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Mr. Larry Richard Brooks

Larry Richard Brooks, age 60 of Manchester, was born to the late Mr. Joe and Sylvia Potter Brooks on October 8, 1944 in Arkansas. He served in United States Army and the Secret Service. Larry earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and at his retirement he was an insurance salesman.

Mr. Brooks passed away at his residence on Saturday, March 19, 2017.
As per his request, Mr. Brooks will be cremated and there will be no services held.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brooks family.

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