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8/3/15 —- SAMMY “FLIP” WILEY, Sr.

SAMMY “FLIP” WILEY, Sr. flower 26age 63, of Tullahoma, Tenn., departed this life on Friday, July 31, 2015, at his residence losing his battle with cancer.

Mr. Wiley was born on March 15, 1952, to the late Floyd and Mary Lou Yeiser Wiley in Columbia, Tenn.

Mr. Wiley was employed for Sun Belt Trucking for the past fifteen years. His favorite hobby was going to the mountains. He was a loving father and grandfather.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Buck Wiley.

He is survived by his wife, Kim Towry of Tullahoma, son, Flipper Wiley of Winchester, daughter, Mandy and husband Bryan Burton of Estill Springs, Grandchildren; Lexie Riddle, Lynsey Wiley, Jasper Stephens and Garrett Burton.

Visitation for Mr. Wiley will be held from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday evening, August 2, 2015, in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 3, at Grant Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. David Wall, officiating.

Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

7/25/15 —- Thomas Edward “Eddie” Winford

Mr. Thomas Edward “Eddie” Winford, age 70 passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Graveside service will be held at Blanche Cemetery in Lincoln County on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Elder Jim Floyd officiating.

Mr. Winford was preceded in death by his parents, Garland R. Winford and Trannie Mae Stalkup, two brothers; Willard and Phillip Winford.

He is survived by three daughters; Michelle Winford of Shelbyville and her friend James Crosslin, Tonya Parker and her husband Thomas of Manchester, Selena Sunderman and husband Albert of Lewisburg, two sisters; Linda Kecickch and husband Danny of Lewisburg, Glafrey Summer and husband Phillip of Leesborough, Georgia; one brother; Ronald Winford and wife Kay of Springfield, Tennessee.

Eddie was a life time resident of Lewisburg, Tennessee where he worked for Cosmo Laboratory.

Mr. Winford was a Jehovah’s Witness, he loved playing basketball when he was in school, he love horses and good cooking.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.flower 8

8/4/15 — Joe Lewis Brown

Joe Lewis Brown, age 61 of Morrison, Tennessee passed away, Friday, July 31, 2015 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 1 PM at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Clarence Elder officiating.

Burial will follow at his residence at 3:30 PM.

Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Brown, a native of McMinnville, was the son of the late Alvia and Florene Lock Brown.

He served in the National Guard. He enjoyed going to flea markets and car shows. He collected antiques and antique cars and would enter them in antique car show. He played bass guitar and his favorite artist was James Brown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Jennie Brown, Elizabeth Dillard, Helen Brown and Margie Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie “Peaches” Brown of Morrison; one son, Rico Bonner of Estill Springs; two brothers, Alvia Brown Jr. of Morrison and Fred Brown and his wife Bannie of McMinnville; four sisters, Jessie Brown of Jacksboro, Annie Brown of Cannon County, Betty Brown of McMinnville and Pauline Cummings of Cannon County and five grandchildren.


8/1/15 — Ann Spry

Ann Spry, age 58 of Manchester, Tennessee passed away, Tuesday, July 28.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug 1 at 3 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ragsdale Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until the service time.

Mrs. Spry, a native of Coffee County, was the daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy Louise Sanders Reese.

She loved to cook and listening to music. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Lee Spry.

She is survived by four brothers, Donnie Reese and James Hodges, both of Manchester, Timothy Sanders of Memphis and Roger Ray of Tullahoma; three sisters, Connie Mullican of Manchester, Linda Sue Hodges of Woodbury and Sally Woodward of McMinnville; aunt, Margaret Mearse of Winchester; nieces, Stephanie Honea and Shirley Mullican; nephew, Robert Mullican; grandchildren, flower 23Dustin, Faith, Troy, Alexis, Kamron, Cason, Cayden and Chase; cousin, Mary Melson and her husband, Lee of Winchester and special friends, Shirley Burks and Ella Fay Hammock.

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


8/1/15 —- Mary Frances Dunckelman Rabb

Mary Frances Dunckelman Rabb, a retired school teacher & guidance counselor, active church member, and creative civic leader, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the home of her son, Greg Rabb, in Winchester, Tennessee.

She was a native of Raceland and a resident of Larose for the past 54 years. Mary was 77 years old.

She graduated from Raceland High School in 1955 as its Valedictorian. She was also the homecoming queen, cheerleader, editor of the yearbook staff, 4H club president, and a member of the volleyball and basketball teams. She then attended and graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. While attending Northwestern, she met and married John Hughes Rabb of Shreveport. After graduation, the young couple moved to New Orleans where Mary taught in the Orleans Parish School system for one year. They returned to Northwestern and obtained their Master’s Degrees in 1961. They then moved to Larose where they became teachers at Larose Cut-Off High School. Mary was a Geometry teacher and guidance counselor. As senior class sponsors at LCO High School, they helped students present the first Senior Variety Show and organized the first senior class trip, accompanying students on an educational bus/train tour of Washington, D.C. and New York City. When South Lafourche High School was opened in 1966, Marybecame a full time guidance counselor. She and John continued the tradition of Senior class sponsorship, variety show directors, and class trip chaperones.
After many years of teaching,Mary entered the business world and opened a clothing store called “The Greenhouse” in Larose. Later, she returned to teaching at Larose Cut-Off Junior High School where she finally retired.Mary and John enjoyed nothing more than spending time on the Farm in Winchester and traveling with their grandchildren Will and Kelly from the Great Smokey Mountains to The Colorado River.
Mary was an active member of the Bayou Civic Club, serving on its Board of Directors for several terms. She was also elected to their Hall of Fame. She remained active in the organization and was a great mentor to several of the organization’s directors. Mary was a member of Krewe of Versailles and was Queen VIII with King Leonard Chabert.
Mary was an active parishioner of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Larose. She served on the Pastoral Council, Liturgy Committee, and was one of the creative people who decorated the church each season. She was a youth minister, confirmation leader, Eucharistic Minister, and scheduled ministers, ushers, lectors & commentators for the Sunday evening mass every week.

Mary is survived by her son, Gregory Dunckelman Rabb, daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Comeaux Rabb, grandson, Will René Rabb & fiancé, Shaina Arp, granddaughter Kelly Rabb Bolin & husband, Kason Bolin, and great granddaughter, Charleigh Bolin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hughes Rabb, daughter, Kelly Elizabeth Rabb, and parents, Florence Dill Dunckelman and William Francis Dunckelman.

Mary will be remembered for her dedication to the causes of youth. She was an advocate of young people and devoted her life, along with her husband, John, to their behalf. Both John and Mary made every young person they touched feel special.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on August 1, 2015 in Larose at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 until funeral time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be forwarded to Kelly Grove Campground of the Larose Regional Park, PO Box 1055, Larose, LA., 70373 or Maryand John Rabb Memorial Scholarship Fund, 135 West 25th Street, Larose, LA 70373.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

7/28/15 —- Carliss Dale Blackwell

Mr. Carliss Dale Blackwell, age 75, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester.

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Mr. Blackwell was born in Homer, LA, the son of the late Wesley Carliss and Ouida Lynch Blackwell.

He served his country in the United States Navy. He was a self-employed cabinet maker, who loved woodworking and spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dale was also preceded in death by one sister, Faye Yvonne Hughes.

He is survived by his loving wife, Wilma Colwell Blackwell of Manchester; two sons, Christopher Dale Blackwell of Manchester and Troy Ryan (Stephannie) Blackwell of Tazewell, TN; two brothers, Barry Blackwell of Tullahoma and Joe Lynch Blackwell of Lake Wylie, NC; and two grandchildren, Noah Kaobie Blackwell and Allie Marie Blackwell.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

8/5/15 —– Gary Lee Stines

Gary Lee Stines of Tullahoma passed this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 48.

Mr. Stines was born in Los Angeles, CA to the late Roby and Toshiko Vangihari Stines.

During his life, Mr. Stines worked in general labor for Tennessee Apparel, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Tullahoma.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha James Stines of Tullahoma; two sons, Chris Stines of Vista, CA, and Travis Stines of Dechard; two daughters, Shaline Stines of Winchester, and Zannakea Fanning; and one granddaughter Shayla Autwell.

Visitation for Mr. Stines will be held on Wednesday, August 5th from 5:00-6:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church with a Memorial Service to immediately follow at 6:00 pm with Bro. Tim McGehee officiating.

For those who wish, the family requests that donations be made to Grace Baptist Church, 1901 Ovoca Rd, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.flower 11

7/30/15 —- BOBBY “D” GARNER

BOBBY “D” GARNER, age 75, of Cowan, Tenn., departed this life, Monday, July 27, 2015, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Mr. Garner was born on February 28, 1940 in Sherwood, Tenn., to the late Lawrence and Hulda Fowlkes Garner.

He was the owner of Bobby D’s Restaurant in Cowan for approximately 30 years. Mr. Garner served in the United States Army and was in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Franklin County Senior Citizens and the Hardee’s breakfast club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters; Catherine Stevens, Vera Johnson, Mary Etta Taylor, Linda Stevens and Brenda Roberts, brother, Lawrence Garner.

Mr. Garner is survived by his sons; Bobby Shetters of Talladega, AL, Paul Shetters of Winchester, Tenn., grandson, Labrone Shetters of Cowan, Tenn., brothers; Leon Garner of Cowan, Tenn., Winston Garner and his wife, Betty of Estill Springs, Tenn., sisters; Betty Roberts and her husband, Melvin of Cowan, Tenn., Elizabeth Ann Davenport of Chattsworth, GA, Patsy Stephens and her husband, Tim of Sherwood, Tenn., Shelia Rorex and her husband, Eddie of Stevenson, AL, brother-in-law, Jessie Roberts of Cowan, Tenn., special friend, Elizabeth Sherman, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Grant Funeral Services.

Services will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. from the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Ray Winton, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery in Sherwood, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made by contacting Grant Funeral Services.

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7/27/15 —- Hardy David McMasters

flower 13Hardy David McMasters, age 83 of Estill Springs, Passed away Saturday July 25 2015 at a local healthcare facility.

He is preceded in death by his parents Garlon and Eler McMasters, his loving wife Wilma McMasters, and his brother Clifford McMasters.

Hardy is survived by and will be greatly missed by his daughter Beverly Blankenship and husband Michael, daughter Peggy Russell, and son Jeff McMasters and wife Alma; grandchildren Michelle Schafer, William Blankenship, Joshua Jordan, Valerie Russell and Alex McMasters; great grandchildren Bryce Schafer, Natalie Schafer and Bryson Jordan; sisters Dottie DeSanto of Florida and Joyce Smith of Arizona; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mr. McMasters will be held Monday July 27, 2015 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at Tullahoma Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the McMasters family.


ROBERT KENNETH MOSS, JR., age 71, of Winchester, Tenn., departed this life Friday, July 24, flower 232015, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems in Winchester.

Mr. Moss was born on May 13, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Robert and Imogene Moss.

He was a nurse for Harton Regional Medical Center and Southern Tennessee Medical Center for approximately 30 years.

Mr. Moss was a member of White Oak Grove Church of God. He played the piano and organ for Decherd Church of God and Estill Springs Church of God. At 18 years old, he was a member of the Cumberland Quartet in Chattanooga.

Mr. Moss is survived by his sisters; Carolyn Hill and her husband, Darrell of Decherd, Tenn., Patti Golden and her husband, Gary of Woodville, AL, brother, Jimmy Moss and his wife Lelia of Cowan, Tenn., 2 nieces, 6 nephews, 24 great nieces and nephews, 2 great great nephews, several cousins and numerous friends.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, July 26, 2015, from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at Grant Funeral Services.

Services will also be on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 4:00 P.M. from the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Rev. Spencer VanOrder and Bro. Bruce Shockley, officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd with great nephews as pallbearers.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

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