Category Archive: Obituaries

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10/25/16 — Taylor Weddington

flower 17Taylor Weddington, age 67, of Tullahoma, passed away on Saturday, October
22, 2016 at NHC of Tullahoma. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday,
October 25, 2016 at 1 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with Bro. Tim
McGehee officiating. Visitation with the family will be Monday, October
24, 2016 from 5 – 8 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

A native of Shelbyville, he was the son of the late Jiles Thomas and
Jeanette Martin Weddington. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, golfing and
playing the guitar. He also enjoyed going to the Winchester Race Track on
Saturday nights and watching car racing.

Mr. Weddington is survived by one son, Chad Weddington and his fiancé,
Taylor of Tullahoma; one daughter, Connie Landers and her husband, Pat of
Tullahoma; brothers, Eddie Weddington and his wife, Norma of Tullahoma,
Gene “Cotton” Weddington and his wife, Judy of Viola and Doris Weddington
and his wife, Tammy of Lincoln County; sister Kay Crowell and her husband,
Jerry of Tullahoma and four grandchildren, Patrick Landers II, Peyton
Landers, Megan Landers and Anna Reynolds.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/23/16 — Margaret Mooneyham

funeral flowerGraveside services for Ms. Margaret Mooneyham, 87 years of age of Manchester, will be conducted on 2:00 PM Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Ceal’s Cemetery in Crossville, Tennessee. Ms. Mooneyham passed Thursday, October 20th at Manchester Health Care Center.

Ms. Mooneyham was a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. She enjoyed working as a homemaker. Margaret loved planting and gardening in the earlier years of her life. She also loved taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; Isaac Cole and Cordelia Cupp; her loving husband, Alton Mooneyham; daughter, Mary Moore; two brothers, Roger Cole and Mont Cole; sisters, Pauline Claiborne and Ada York. She is survived by her son, James Mooneyham (Veda); brother, Paul Cole; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

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

10/23/16 — Ronald Keith Dickey

dickeyFuneral services for Mr. Ronald Keith Dickey, age 54 of Morrison, will be conducted on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Pastor Johnny Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Dickey passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Mr. Dickey was a faithful and loyal member of Canvas Community Church. He loved the Lord first and his family second. Mr. Dickey was employed with Duggin Construction for 16 years where he was a truck driver. Ron enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, shooting guns and fishing. In earlier years, hunting was one of his favorite hobbies. He was a perfect example of a Christian man. He inspired others to be better, and will be truly missed by all of the many people who loved him.

Preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Mary Evelyn Dickey. Survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Debbie Dickey; his son, Chad Riddle (Amanda); his daughter, Christina Ross (Frank); brothers, Dave Dickey (Debbie), Mark Dickey, Gary Dickey, Steve Dickey (Susie); sister, Tina Ciesielski; grandchildren, Jarrett Ross and Peyton Riddle; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

10/22/16 — Donnie Hubert Reese

reeseDonnie Hubert Reese, a resident of Manchester, TN passed away on Tuesday,
October 18, 2016 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. Funeral Services
are scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 1 PM at the
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Gum Creek
Cemetery in Franklin County. Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM
till the service time.

Mr. Reese was the son of the late Donnie Reese and the late Dorothy Louise
Hodges. He loved music and loved to dance.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter,
Amanda Gale Reese Thomas.

He is survived by two brothers, Tim Sanders of Nashville and James Hodges
of Manchester; three sisters, Connie Mullican, Sally Woodard and Sue
Gilbert, all of Manchester; son-in-law, Daniel Thomas of Tullahoma; two
grandchildren, Aliyah and Austin Thomas, both of Tullahoma; nieces, Angie,
Stephanie, Shirley, Jenny and Alicia; nephews, James, Robert, Justin and
Jason; ten great nieces and nephews and god friend, Ella Faye Hammock of

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

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/23/16 — Angela Leigh Jacobs

flower4Angela Leigh Jacobs of Sewanee, passed from this life on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the young age of 39. She is survived by her father and mother, Leon and Charlene Guess; husband, Jim Jacobs; daughters, Eliza Leighann Jacobs, Carla and her husband, Josh Green; son, Dennis and his wife, Megan Jacobs; brothers and sister-in-laws, Jason and Sherry Guess, Scott and Kelley Guess. Angela is also survived by her two loving grandchildren, Carmen and Josie Green; niece, Kara Guess and nephew, Klayton Guess. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Brother Jack Nance and Bro. Freddie Harris officiating. Burial will be Harrison Cemetery. Visitation with family and friends will be Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle, Tennessee.

10/23/16 — Lois Jean Crumley Harwell

flower aFuneral services for Mrs. Lois Jean Crumley Harwell, age 84 of Manchester
will be conducted at 2pm Sunday October 23 at the Manchester Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Foy Rigney officiating.
Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Visitation with the Harwell family will be Saturday, October 22 from 5pm
until 9pm at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Harwell passed this life
Thursday at NHC Healthcare in Tullahoma.

Mrs. Harwell was born in Pulaski, Tennessee the daughter of the late
Jessie Crumley and Leta Mae Barnes Crumley. She was a member of the
Church of Christ. She was a former secretary with the Manchester Board
of Education and the director of Senior Citizens Center in Manchester.
Mrs. Harwell started the ESP program at College Street Elementary. Mrs.
Harwell loved working with flowers, gardening and working in her yard.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition
to her parents, Mrs. Harwell was also preceded in death by her husband,
Garland Clay Harwell and by six siblings. Her survivors are:

Two daughters- Cheri Harwell Mann and her husband Robert of Elora, TN
Beverly Kay Smith and her husband, Roger of
Boston MA
Three sons-Michael Harwell and his wife Shirley of Manchester
Rodney Harwell and his wife Sherry of Manchester
Randy Harwell of Manchester
Eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren
The Brad Williams Scholarship Fund @ New Union Church of Christ or the
Alzheimers Association in Tullahoma

10/22/16 — Shirley Hereford Van Hooser

flower 14SHIRLEY HEREFORD VANHOOSER, age 78, of Decherd, Tenn., departed this life on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Alive Hospice St. Thomas in Nashville, Tenn. following a brief illness. Ms. VanHooser was born on March 22, 1938, to the late Albert A. Hereford and Florence Walls Hereford in Princeton, Ala. She was a native of Alabama and made her home in Franklin County where she resided most of her life. Ms. VanHooser was of the Baptist faith. She was employed for many years first at the former Decherd Franklin Factory and then at Shaw Industries as an inspector.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sammy VanHooser, four sisters; Ailene Hereford, Paulene Parsekian, Linda Hereford and Lois Hereford and five brothers; William Hereford, James Moody Hereford, Dee Hereford, Edward Hereford and Horace Hereford. She is survived by three sisters; Betty Walker of Greenhaw, Brenda Johnson and husband Charles of Estill Springs, Barbara Bouton and husband Ernie of Manchester and many special nieces and nephews, including, Victor Myers and wife Anne, Jason Ikard and wife, Kelly, Judy Carter and husband Anthony, Brent Walker and wife, Michele, Kent Walker, Clint Walker, Brenda Simmons, Shirley Hall, Kim Ship, Anthony Wilcox, Ricky Hereford, Rita Storey, Patrick and Carlton Parsekian, Janie Nanaud and husband, Tony, Jennifer Lazenby and husband, Bill and Joy Thornberry.

Visitation for Ms. Hereford is scheduled for 5:00-8:00 P.M. Friday evening October 21, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 22, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Ray Gardner, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd.

10/21/16 — Michael David Nelms

nelmsA Celebration of Life Gathering for Mr. Michael David Nelms, age 52 of Hillsboro, will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. in the hospitality suite at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Nelms passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

He was born on August 24, 1964 to the late Silas Nelms and Mary Hunt Nelms. He was a United States Navy veteran. Mike was a gentle soul with a warm heart and had an adventurous spirit that was contagious. He enjoyed hang gliding and being outdoors. Mike was known for being the ultimate handyman and could fix anything. He enjoyed reading and loved his cats just as much as they loved him. Mike was known for his passion of living life to the fullest, and making the most out of his time here on Earth.

Survived by his forever person, Diane Ladd; sisters, Sheri Nelms, Trish Nelms Freimuth, Cindy Nelms; step-mother, Betty Nelms; niece, Sonja Thorsvik; nephews, Erik Thorsvik, Matthew Freimuth, Christopher Freimuth; mother-in-law, Peggy Darnell; brother-in-law, Jimmy Darnell; step-children, Nikki Madrid (Frankie), Rikki Caldwell, James Darnell (Jessica); step-grandchildren, Logen Madrid, Trey Caldwell, Morgan, Kaydence, Elijah Darnell.

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

Johnny Nick Lacey, Jr.

flower 16Johnny Nick Lacey, Jr. age 72 a resident of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Johnnie N. Lacey, Sr. and Nadine Wrisner Lacey.
He is survived by two brothers; Roger Lacey and wife Shirley, Larry Lacey and wife Peggy, three sisters; Brenda Shaeffer and husband Robert, Sherron VanDeWaal and husband (Raul) and Edna Raymond; two step brothers, Lloyd and James Newcomb; two step sisters, Wanda Cagle and Deborah Cowin all of Missouri. He is also survived by one granddaughter; Elizabeth Gonzales of Texas and special friend Kathy Gierra of Tullahoma.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vera L. Hunt

huntVera L Hunt, age 71 of Estill Springs, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday,
October 19, 2016 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma. No services are

A native of Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and
Eleanor Morse Cullen. She loved to crochet and read. Her favorite hobby
was collecting Pillsbury Dough Boys.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie

Mrs. Hunt is survived by her husband, Arthur Hunt of Estill Springs; son,
David Drew and his wife, Julie of Arkansas; daughter, Michelle Anderson and
her husband, Lane of Arizona; step son, Matthew Hunt of Alaska; step
daughters, Terri Imback, Paula Hunt and Cheryl Paula and her husband,
Jessie, all of Oregon, Laura Johnson and her husband, Curtis of Ohio and
Kristy Hunt of Alaska; brothers, Tom Cullen and his wife, Karen of Bangor,
Maine and Fred Cullen and his wife, Anita of Rockland, Maine; sisters, Mary
Early and her husband, Ron of Estill Springs, Bonnie Fago and her husband,
Bob of Hampton, VA and Vada Soucy and her husband, Terry of Hampton, Maine;
twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.


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