Obituaries

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2/27/18 — Nancy McBee Eagan

Eagan, Nancy McBee, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday,
February 23rd, 2018 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro at the age of 68.
Mrs. Eagan was born in Sewanee, Tennessee to the late Hayden and Una
Green McBee. She graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in Sewanee and
went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of
Tennessee in Knoxville. Mrs. Eagan was a member Saint Barnabas Church in
Tullahoma as well the Arnold Wives Club, and the Retired Officers Wives.
She also served as the Secretary of the board for the Victory 4 Families
Foundation. Mrs. Eagan is survived by her husband, Col. Pat Eagan of
Tullahoma; two daughters, Paige Eagan-Beck and her husband John of St.
Joseph, Michigan and Kristen Caldwell and her husband Andrew of
Tullahoma; one brother, Tom McBee and his wife Jearldine of Cowan; three
grandchildren, Hayden, Amber and Riley; and her four fur babies, Lucky,
Sadie, Daisy and Belle. Visitation for Mrs. Eagan will be held on
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00pm
with a memorial service to follow at 6:00pm with Rev. Marty Nutter
officiating. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that
donations be made to either the Victory 4 Families Foundation, 104 East
High Street, Manchester, Tennessee 37355 or Alive Hospice, 1629 Williams
Drive, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

3/3/18 — Charles Edward Miller

A memorial service for Charles Edward Miller, age 69, of Fayetteville will be conducted Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Parks City Baptist Church with Rev. Don Russell and Rev. Billy Langford officiating. Visitation with the family will precede the service and will start at 10:00 AM.
Charles was born in Rosenheim, Germany to the late James Eli and Gerturde (Trudy) Maier Miller. He grew up in East Tennessee and attended Etowah High School and went on to attend Tennessee Tech University. His career started with his service in the Navy. His lifelong passion for learning led him into many fields of work, culminating with a 20 year career as a construction superintendent with Pearce Construction. Charles’s many interests included reading, studying the Bible, woodworking, traveling, farming/gardening, cooking and being outdoors. Although he lived in many locations throughout his life, he always considered Lincoln County, Tennessee his home. Most of all, he loved the Lord.
Survivors include his wife Grace Miller of Fayetteville, TN and his sisters Reni Riden of Crossville, TN and Maria Jones of Tallassee, AL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parks City Baptist Church, designated for the Trudy Miller Scholarship Fund.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

3/3/18 — Ernest Gene Hobbs, Sr.

Ernest Gene Hobbs, Sr., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, February
20, 2018 at NHC in Tullahoma at the age of 78 years. Memorial Services are
scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2 PM at the First Assembly of God
Church of Tullahoma. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1 PM.

Mr. Hobbs, a native of Qulin, MO, was the son of the late Fred Ernest and
Beulah Ray Hobbs. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of
Tullahoma and was a computer programmer for the Farmers Home Administration
for 34 years.

Mr. Hobbs is survived by his wife of 56 years: Sandra Lee Barton Hobbs of
Tullahoma, a daughter: Margaret Leeann Hobbs of Tullahoma, two sons: Ernest
Gene Hobbs Jr. and wife Tamara and David S. Hobbs and wife Alicia of Bluff
City, TN, grandchildren: Ernest G Hobbs III, Meghan P Hobbs and Ian D Hobbs
all of Tullahoma and several grand dogs.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to
the First Assembly of God, 1105 W. Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/24/18 — Mildred Olivia Holland

Mrs. Mildred Olivia Holland 92, of Tullahoma passed at her residence in Manchester. She was the daughter of Simon Posey and Laura A. Williams. She was a graduate of the Class of 1943 from Davidson Academy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tilford “JC” Holland.Her sisters, Laura Williams, Thelma Williams and brother, Nathan Williams.

She is survived by her devoted son and daughter-in-law, Ronald(Alma)Holland of Manchester, TN. Sister, Lean Hatcher of Tullahoma, TN and two brothers, Henry (Brenda) of Hampton, VA and James (Ruby) Posey of Anchorage, AK.

Grandchildren, Reginald McReynolds of Decherd, TN; Seandra (Michael) Dartis McCullogh and Shawn Dartis both of Manchester, TN. Special great granddaughter, Aubriana McCullogh of Manchester.

Host of nieces, nephews, devoted frieds and church family.

Visitation, Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12:00 Noon- 2:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Funeral Services to follow at 2:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Minister Monica Butler officiating and Pastor James L. Butler , Jr as Eulogist.

Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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

2/24/18 — Ernestine Frame Gibson

A memorial service for Mrs. Ernestine Frame Gibson, age 79, of Fayetteville will be conducted Saturday afternoon February 24, 2018 at 1:00 o’clock at the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 o’clock until time for the service.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Gibson was the daughter of the late Ernest and Teressie Moorehead Frame and the widow of Rev. Charles Willard Gibson. She was a graduate of Flintville High School and Draughn’s Business School. Mrs. Gibson was employed in the banking industry with Lincoln County Bank and later First Commercial Bank of Huntsville. She was a member of the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Gibson is survived by her daughter: Andrea Gibson of Fayetteville, sisters: Nell Smith and husband Kirk of Fayetteville and Aileen Jacques and husband Danny of Huntsville, AL, her sister-in law: JoAnn Frame of Tullahoma, TN and her son-in-law: Ken Wilson of Kennesaw, GA and constant companion, her dog: Lacy Lu.
Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter: Lisa Gibson Wilson, a brother: Harold Frame, a sister: Edith Trentham and step-mother: Annis Frame.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1015 Lewisburg Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Lynchburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/24/18–Mattie Mae Abbott Coffman

Mattie Mae Abbott Coffman, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma at the age of 93. Mrs. Coffman was born in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Henry and Elizabeth Thomas Stockton. During her life, she for worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses in the Tullahoma and Manchester area, and then opened Mattie Abbott Advertising in 1977, which was in operation for 40 years. Mrs. Coffman was also a member of First Baptist Church of Estill Springs. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coffman was preceded in death by her beloved first husband, Charles M. Abbott; one brother, Willie Stockton; three sisters, Ruby Jones, Maggie Lou Maxey, and Jean Sanders; and one great-granddaughter, Isabella Allison. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Lee Coffman of Tullahoma; one son, Tommy Abbott and his wife Kathy of Tullahoma; two daughters, Fran Bradford and her husband Ron of Lynchburg, and Faye Abbott of La Vergne; one sister, Daisy May of St. Petersburg, FL; 10 grandchildren, Amy Morris and her husband Josh, Ashley Nutt and her husband Stephen, Lucy Strickland and her husband Pat, Mary Charles Heath and her husband Eric, Jeremy Allison and his wife Michelle, Josh Allison, Julie Allison, Kayla Abbott, Stacy Allison and her husband Anthony, and Magan Hugh and her husband Josh; 14 great-grandchildren, Brody, Lily, Blake, Gracie, Lily Ann, Lucy, Anabeth, Juliette, Will, McKenzie, Ashton, Dillon, Tyler, and Cheslyn; and one great-great-granddaughter, Aleigha Champion. Visitation for Mrs. Coffman will be held on Saturday, February 24th, from 11:00-2:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place immediately following at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jack Hice officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Dechard.

2/22/18–Carolyn Diana Cole

Funeral services for Ms. Carolyn Diana Cole, age 71, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Benny Benjamin officiating. Burial will follow in Summitville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Ms. Cole passed away at her residence on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Carolyn was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late John and Lottie Jones. She loved playing Facebook games, and collecting angels and roosters. Carolyn loved her family more than anything else.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn is also preceded in death by one daughter, Tammie Cole; one son-in-law, Jeffrey Mines; and her loving dog, Brandi. She is survived by one daughter, Melissa Mines; one brother, Verlon Jones; four sisters, Katherine Fults, Frances O’Kelley, Jonnie Jones, and Peggy Brandon; and three grandchildren, Jessica Dotson, Joshua (Miranda) Dotson, and Hayden Dodd.

2/24/18–Annie Ruth Hand Hensley

A Celebration of Life for Annie Ruth Hand Hensley, 96, of Manchester, who
died Feb. 5 at Harton Hospital after a brief illness, will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Manchester,
TN.
She was the daughter of the late Cornelius Byron Hand and Ora Lee
Childers Hand. She was preceded by her husband, Edward Vasco Hensley; and
her sister, Vivan Hicks. She is survived by her son, Edward Byron
Hensley.
A native of the Loretto community in Lawrence County, she worked for
several years at AEDC as a secretary. She later worked for the late
Judges Fred Gilliam and John Rollins. Prior to the onset of dementia, she
was an avid gardener and bridge player, and served for several years as
senior warden at St. Bede’s.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bede’s Church or to the
Alzheimer’s Association.
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hensley family.

2/22/18–Ann Norman Rogers

Ann Norman Rogers of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare Harton at the age of 75. Ann was born in Tullahoma to the late Franklin Eugene and Louise Hughes Norman. She was the owner of Sweet Deals Furnishings and Junk and Disorderly in Tullahoma. Ann was also a member of Lakewood Golf and Country Club and throughout her life was involved and dedicated to several charities for women and children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Rogers; two sisters, Linda Davis and Sandra Parker; and one brother, Ernest Joseph Norman. Ann is survived by her son Joseph Rogers and his husband Deke of Destin, Florida; one step-son, Don Rogers and his wife Janice of Alabama; one step-daughter, Sandra Pankey and her husband Randall of Alabama; one brother, Eugene Norman and his wife Brenda of Tullahoma; and one sister, Judy Hill and her husband J.B. of Estill Springs. Ann was also the proud grandmother to her brand-new granddaughter, Annlynn Grace Rogers, who at three months old had already become the light of her grandmother’s life. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with C.J. Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

2/22/18–JoAnn Holt Posey

JoAnn Holt Posey of Tullahoma passed this life on Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home at the age of 71. Mrs. Posey was born in Columbia, Tennessee to the late Lawson Lee and Johnnie Geneva Jett Holt. During her life, Mrs. Posey worked as a Physical Education teacher for Tullahoma City Schools and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She also loved gardening, decorating, and cooking. Mrs. Posey is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Mike Posey of Tullahoma; two daughters, Kristin Posey Wood and her husband Joshua of Tullahoma, and Meredith Posey Ham of Paducah , Kentucky; five sisters, Patsy Brady of Columbia, Jean Sims and her husband Billy of Culleoka, Linda Crawford and her husband Phil of Murfreesboro, Mary Watson and her husband Ronnie of Mint Hill, North Carolina, and Donna Whitley and her husband Robert of Culleoka; five grandchildren, Kimberly Berry of Tullahoma, Sierra Johnson of Winchester, Natalie and Megan Fibelkorn of Manchester, and Posey Grace Wood of Tullahoma; her God-daughter, Michelle Smith of Raleigh, North Carolina; and her step-mother in law, Sarah Butler Posey. Visitation for Mrs. Posey will be held on Wednesday, February 21st from 4:00-7:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place Thursday, February 22nd at 2:30pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Tim Mcgehee officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Frankie Sims, Scottie Sims, Brian Crawford, Josh Posey, Ben Posey and Lance Watson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the City of Tullahoma Sports Council, 201 West Grundy Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.

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