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2/8/16 — Farris Wendell Shelton

flower 14Graveside services for Mr. Farris Wendell Shelton, age 75 of Manchester
will be conducted at 12 Noon, Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Bethany
Cemetery in Normandy. Mr. Shelton passed this life Sunday, February 7,
2016 at the Horizon Health & Rehab center in Manchester.

Mr. Shelton was born in Manchester, Tennessee the son of the late
Sterling and Argie Hall Shelton. He was for many years the Golf Pro at
Old Stone Fort Golf Course and formerly attended the Riley Creek Baptist
Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his
wife, Mrs. Martha Ann Holder Shelton, and by a brother, Mr. Wayne
Shelton. His survivors are:

Three daughters- Penny Buffett of the Florida Keys
Pam Shelton of Richmond, KY
Wendy Carr of Manchester
Brother- Dudley Shelton and his wife Delores of Manchester
Two Sisters- Joyce Fottrell of Nashville
Kay Rogers of Manchester
Sister In Law- Margaret Shelton of Normandy
Grandchildren- Julie Jackson, Erik LeFort, Sarah Franks, Gabrielle
LeFort, Christina Cotner, Andrew Barnhill, Rylee Carr and Camille Carr
Great Grandchildren- Carter Jackson, Gracie Jackson, Laney Franks, Camden
Bonee, Abram Franks and Landon Cotner


2/7/16 — Mary Ann Lasater

flower 13MARY ANN LASATER was born March 20. 1920 in Greenville, Alabama and
passed February 6, 2016 at the Manchester Health Care Center. She
was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ben B. Lasater;
parents, George W. and Anna Laura Wade Fail; and siblings, Georgia
(Hugh) Fails Carr, Wade Fails, Herman (Edie) Fails and Renford
(Millicent) Fails. She is survived son, G. Benson (Kay) Lasater of
Hendersonville, Tennessee; two daughters, Betty J. (Aaron) Jones
and Nancy A. (Grady) by her sister, Julie B. (Kenneth) Fails
Johnson of Monroeville, Alabama. Ms. Lasater grew up in Greenville,
Alabama, graduating from Greenville High School. After graduating
in Greenville, she later moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she worked
at Merck, Sharpe and Dohme Corporation, a pharmaceutical company
for 6 years. While in Atlanta, she met Ben Burton Lasater of
Hillsboro, Tennessee. They married in Jasper, Florida on February
27, 1940. Mr. Lasater was subsequently sent overseas during WW II
and Mrs. Lasater moved to Hillsboro, Tennessee, living with his
parents, Burton and Maude Farrar Lasater.
Ms. Lasater set up a kindergarden class in her home, where she
taught for 10 years. In 1971, Ms. Lasater began work at the
Hillsboro Post Office, where she later became the Post Master for
26 years. She belonged to the Hillsboro United Methodist Church and
was active in many community activities including the Coffee County
Fair Board and the Coffee County Farm Bureau.


Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. – 1: 45 p.m. at Central
Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, TN 37355.


Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2 :00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home


Rev. Martin Bowlin

Bro. Danny Anderson


Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery

2/8/16 — Charles Nelson

flower 11Charles “Tommy” Nelson, age 59 of Tullahoma, passed away suddenly Friday February 5, 2016 at Harton Regional Medical Center. Tommy loved to spend time with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He enjoyed UT football, nascar and his Tuesday night bowling league and was a proud member of the Local 6817 United Steelworkers Union.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jake and Genny Nelson; two sisters Sherrie Brawley and Sue Nelson; brother Kevin Nelson. He is survived by his daughter Michelle McCormick and husband Jeremy; son Phillip Nelson; Brother Ronnie Nelson and wife Melinda; four grandchildren Kevin Sweeten, Katelyn Sweeten, Ryan Sweeten and Kevan McCormick; one nephew Jason Rackley; two nieces Lacey Burns and husband Joey and Rebecca Nelson; Several great nieces and nephews, many special friends and his faithful dog Maddie.
The family will receive friends Sunday February 7, 2016 from four o’clock pm until eight o’clock pm at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Held Monday February 8, 2016 in Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel at one o’clock pm with Bro. Tim McGehee officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Tullahoma, TN

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Nelson

2/10/16 — Betty E. Melton

flower 23Betty E. Melton, age 79 of Manchester, Tennessee passed away, Friday,
February 5, 2016 at Unity Medical Center. Graveside Services are scheduled
for Wednesday, February 10 at 12 PM at Farrar Hill Cemetery.

A native of Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Floyd and Hannah
Davis Hottinger. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers,
Walter and Ray Hottinger.

Mrs. Melton is survived by her husband, David L. Melton of Manchester; four
sons, David A. Melton of Manchester, Bobby Bentley and Johnny Bentley, both
of Florida and Walter Alan Bentley of Lexington, TN; four daughters, Sandra
Melton of Manchester, Sharon Swyer and her husband, Ben of Watertown, TN,
Sherry Bentley and Shirley Rainard and her husband, William, both of
Florida; one brother, Richard Hottinger of Florida; one sister, Emma Mae
Cochran of Ohio; seventeen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.


2/7/16 — Leslie Wilson Clifton

cliftonMr. Leslie Wilson Clifton, age 95 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Life Care Center. Funeral Services will
be held Sunday, February 7 at 2 PM at the Grundy Street Church of Christ,
301 E. Grundy St, Tullahoma with Jeff Archey officiating. Burial will
follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be
Sunday, February 7 from 12 PM until service time.

Mr. Clifton, a native of Dickson, was the son of the late Jesse Josiah and
Lillie Catherine Cline Clifton. He was a WW II Veteran serving in the U S
Army. After returning from the service, Mr. Clifton met his future wife,
Dimple Virginia Hughey and they were married in December, 1946. The couple
relocated to Tullahoma in February, 1947 due to his work with the railroad.
Mr. Clifton worked as an Assistant Communications Maintainer with CSX
Railroad and retired after 41 years. Mr. Clifton was a member of Grundy
Street Church of Christ and served as a Deacon and Elder.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, four
sisters and one grandchild, Jeff Muehlhauser.

Mr. Clifton is survived by his wife, Dimple Virginia Hughey Clifton of
Tullahoma; two daughters, Sue Muehlhauser and her husband, Joel of
Manchester and Rebecca Rayburn and her husband, Tim of Waukesha, WI; four
grandchildren, Emmely Duncan and her husband, Michael of Franklin, Eric
Muehlhauser and his wife, Jamie of Hinsdale, IL, Ashley Bennett and her
husband, Joshua of Martinez, GA and Andrew Rayburn and his wife, Lerryn of
Waukesha, WI and three great grandchildren, Caroline Duncan and Taylor and
Tenley Muehlhauser.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the
Grundy Street Church of Christ, 301 E. Grundy St, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or
the Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Dr., Suite 6, Chattanooga,
TN 37421.

The Clifton Family would like to thank the staff of the Lantern of Morning
Point, Harriet Moore and the staff at Senior Advantage in Winchester and
the staff at the Life Care Center in Tullahoma for their loving care and


2/6/16 — Glenis Nelson Payne

paynePayne, Glenis Nelson, of Tullahoma passed this life on Wednesday,
February 3rd, 2016 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 79.
Mr. Payne was born in Franklin Co. to the late James W. and Reba Linda
Floyd Payne. During his life Mr. Payne worked as a carpenter for C&H
Commercial, was a self-employed cabinet maker, and was a Freemason. In
addition to his parents, Mr. Payne is preceded in death by two sons,
Nelson Payne and Johnny Short; one daughter, Sylvia Maxwell; three
brothers, Bill, Marlin, and James Payne; and one granddaughter, Stephanie
Short. He is survived by his wife Opal Boyd Payne of Tullahoma; one
daughter, Sarah Williams of Pisgah, AL; one son, Wayne Short of
Tullahoma; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mr. Payne will be held on Friday, February 5th, 2016 from
5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services with Masonic Rites
will take place Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 11:00am in the Kilgore
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/6/16 — John Eddie Derryberry

flower 4John Eddie Derryberry passed away on February 3 at his home after a series of illnesses over recent years. Born August 3, 1938 in Lewisburg, Tennessee, Eddie was the only child of the late George Freddie Derryberry and Elizabeth Andrews Derryberry. He was the grandson of the late Bennie and Mamie Derryberry and John and Josie May Andrews.

Eddie graduated from Marshall County High School and served in the United States Navy. He was married to the former Dorothy Jean Harrison.

He was the third generation owner of Lewisburg Plumbing and Heating. He built and operated the first car wash in Lewisburg and owned and operated Ed’s Hardware. As an accomplished pilot, Eddie enjoyed flying the family to many outings. A love politics called him to be appointed to the unexpired term of a sitting mayor of Lewisburg. He completed that term and was elected to two additional terms before becoming city manager. His ability to work across party lines was evident as he was a Republican serving in a largely Democratic region of the state. He also served as president of the Tennessee Municipal League and was a member of the National League of Cities.

Eddie and Jean retired to Monteagle Mountain 17 years ago where they enjoyed a love of their new community, new friends and a way of life that both enjoyed to its’ fullest. Continuing his love of public service, Eddie was appointed to serve on the town of Monteagle’s Planning Commission as well as the Marion County Board of Equalization. He was a Master Mason of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple of Nashville. He enjoyed serving several years as a member of the organization’s motor corps.

Eddie was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents. In addition to his wife Jean, Eddie is survived by his son Andrew (Andy), and wife Robin Derryberry of Chattanooga; daughter Scarlet Massey, and grandchildren, Tristan Alexander and Summer Olivia Massey of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is also survived by his shadow and best dog ever, Chicky.

The family will receive friends and family at Cumberland Funeral Home located on Monteagle on Friday, February 5 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. (CST). A graveside service will be held on Saturday at the Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg, Tennessee at 2:00 p.m. (CST).

The family would like to thank numerous friends and neighbors who’ve done so much to support Eddie and Jean during this difficult time. From the guys at Hardee’s and their morning gatherings to the many friends who’ve offered support and encouragement during his last days, Eddie was truly blessed to have the love and friendship of so many.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home

2/5/16 — Opal Loraine Rigney

rigneyFuneral services for Mrs. Opal Loraine Rigney, age 95, of Manchester, TN
will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Coffee County
Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kip Green and Bro. Paul Cagle officiating.
Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the
family will be from 11:00 AM until time of service on Friday at the
funeral home. Mrs. Rigney passed away Tuesday afternoon at St. Thomas
Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN, surrounded by her loving family.

Opal was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late David and Elsie
Bush Gilley. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. View Church of
Christ. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, always had flowers, was a
Christian lady, and loved her granddaughters and great granddaughters.

In addition to her parents, Opal was also preceded in death by her loving
husband of 50 years, Alton Rigney; three brothers, Clarence, Wayne, and
Austin Gilley; and one sister, Florance Gowen. She is survived by one
son, Foy Rigney and his wife, Charlene of Manchester; two granddaughters,
Ericka (Kelly) Readhimer and Emily (Matt) Cagle; and two great
granddaughters, Tatum Readhimer and Megan Cagle.


2/5/16 — Charles Edward Haynes

haynesCharles Edward Haynes formerly of Tullahoma, passed this life on
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at Alive Hospice in Madison, TN at the age
of 87. Mr. Haynes was born in Franklin County to the late Ernest and
Edith Pless Haynes. During his life he worked as a Lineman for the
Tullahoma Utilities Board, and was also a retired employee of Batesville
Casket Co. He was also a longtime member of The church of Christ at Cedar
Lane. In addition to his parents, Mr. Haynes is preceded in death by his
wife, Bessie Weddington Haynes, and three brothers, Ernest Jr., Aubrey,
and Robert Haynes. He is survived by one son, Dean Haynes and his wife
Kim of Goodlettsville; one sister, Katie Ruth Hensley of Lakeland, FL;
and three grandchildren, Parker Haynes and his wife Ashley of Nashville,
Zack Haynes and his wife Tiffany of Henderson, and Cara Haynes of
Goodlettsville. Visitation for Mr. Haynes will be held on Friday,
February 5th, 2016 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 12:00-2:00pm with funeral
services to immediately follow at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will follow at Hoover’s Grove Cemetery in Moore County.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/6/16 — Jerald Sutton Damron, Jr.

damronJerald Sutton Damron Jr, age 54, formerly of Tullahoma, passed away,
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Stone Crest Medical Center in Smyrna. Funeral
Services are scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 10 AM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial to follow at Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 5 from 5 – 8

A native of Tullahoma, he was the son of the late Jerald S and Nancy Riley
Damron. He was a graduate of Sam Houston High School in Arlington, TX. and
was a member of Wesley Heights Methodist Church. Jerald had worked at both
Kroger and Food Lion Grocery Stores as well as Worth Sporting Goods and
Deutsch Industrial Products. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, WWF
Action Figures and Matchbox and Hot Wheels Cars. He was a member of the
Southern Wheels in Motion Car Club.

He is survived by one brother, Robert Damron and his wife, Celina of
Tullahoma; one sister, Michelle Joann Damron of Nashville; two nephews,
Robert Damron Jr and Nicholas Damron and two nieces, Mariana and Sarah


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