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9/4/15 —- Kenneth Andrew Womack Jr.

Kenneth Andrew Womack Jr., age 47 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 4, 2015 at 2 PM at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Miller officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, September 3 from 5 – 8 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Mr. Womack, a native of Tullahoma, was the son of Kenneth Andrew Womack of Estill Springs and Pamela Daniel Womack of Tullahoma.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Tullahoma. He enjoyed working in his yard and tinkering with cars and truck. He was an avid fan of UT football and the Atlanta Braves. He also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Zachary Bryant Womack of Estill Springs; one daughter, Kendra Danielle Womack of Estill Springs; sister, Mary Danielle Miller and her husband, Eddie of Estill Springs; niece, Ashley Kilgore and her husband, Wesley of Tullahoma; nephew, Drew Owen and his fiancé’ Aspen Scaletti of Tullahoma and three great nephews, Trey, Brody and Dax Kilgore.flower 15

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


Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

9/3/15 —- Helen Jean Willis Sullivan

flower 26Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Jean Willis Sullivan, age 97, of Manchester, will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Manchester with Dr. Brenton Cox officiating.

Burial will follow in Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday evening at Manchester Funeral Home.

Ms. Jean passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 at McArthur Manor in Manchester.

Helen Jean Willis Sullivan was born on April 6, 1918, the second of ten children of John F. And Maggie Henley Willis.

She attended Athens College in Athens, AL and received her BS degree from Middle Tennessee State College. She was a dedicated teacher, touching the lives of countless children. She began her career in 1938 at a one-room school in the Thompson Hall Community, and even taught some of her younger siblings there. She had been known to say she never graduated from the second grade as teaching second graders was her passion. “Miss Jean”, as her students called her, spent a total of 36 years in the classroom, retiring in 1980, after teaching at Hickerson Station School in the lower elementary education levels for 34 years. She even taught some of the children whose parents she had taught earlier.

Jean was an avid traveler after her retirement, having visited all 50 states and 20 countries, including four trips to Europe. Her one regret was that she never traveled to Israel to see the Holy Land. She enjoyed all things about nature, growing flowers, feeding birds, and gardening. She loved people, especially children and probably never met anyone with whom she could not have a conversation. In later years, she especially enjoyed the music at Manchester Senior Center.

Jean was the oldest member, at the time of her death, of First Baptist Church, as well as the longest standing member, having joined in 1953. She taught Primary Sunday School there for 30 years and was involved in other activities of the church. She was a member of the Manchester Garden Club, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Coffee County Retired School Teachers, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Chautaugua, Foothills Crafts, and her church W.M.U. Circle.

In addition to her parents, Jean was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert H. Sullivan, who died in 1986; one grandson, Michael Ray Cates; one sister, Cora Willis Roper; and three brothers, Harold, Jack, and Kenneth Willis.

She is survived by her two daughters, Juanita (William H.) Greer of Murfreesboro and Jane (Rolland) Heim of Manchester; one granddaughter, Jessica Heim of NY; three sisters, Christine Deadman, Betty Jaggers, and Ann Wells; two brothers, Fred and Bob Willis; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and –nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at McArthur Manor for their loving and compassionate care of her during the past 3 ½ years.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

8/31/15 —- Ethan James Monilaw

Ethan James Monilaw, premature infant son of Courtney and Hannah Carrick Monilaw of Tullahoma, went to his heavenly home to be with the angels on Monday, August 31, 2015 at Harton Regional Medical Center.

No services are scheduled.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Trevor Monilaw; his sister, Victoria Monilaw; maternal grandparents, Mark and Dianne Carrick of Shelbyville and paternal grandfather, James Monilaw of Tullahoma. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Joan Monilaw.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Hom in charge of arrangemenblue teddy bears.

9/3/15 —- Lori Ann Flowers

Memorial services for Mrs. Lori Ann Flowers, age 48, of Manchester, will be conducted at 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Scott Parkinson officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until time of services at the funeral home.

Lori passed away at her residence on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

Lori was born in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Arthur T. and Mary Lou Sheridan, who both survive.

She was a cosmetologist and a homemaker, and attended St. Mark’s Catholic Church, as well as First Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church. Lori enjoyed shopping, eating, beach trips, hairstyling, pampering her dogs, interior decorating, watching Florida, and Red Raider football, where you could often find her on the sidelines taking pictures, many of which were published in the local newspapers. She collected Beanie Babies and Precious Moments figurines, loved Facebook, and listening to rock music.

In addition to her parents, Lori is also survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Jeff Flowers of Manchester; three sons, Justin Tyler Flowers of Manchester, Jeffrey Nathan Flowers of FL, and Nicholas Paul Flowers of MO; one daughter, Samantha Ann Flowers of Manchester; mother-in-law, Marjorie Alice Flowers; four sisters, Cathy (Charles) Tognoni and Mary Ann (Daniel) De Lassus, both of Florissant, MO, Lisa Ann (Ricky) Martinez of Wentzville, MO, who was also Lori’s twin, and Kelly Ann (Richard) Heuermann of O’Fallon, MO; and seven grandsons.flower vase 3

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

9/2/15 —- Frances Pleasant Wages

Funeral Services for Mrs. Frances Pleasant Wages, age 95, of Shelbyville will be conducted at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, at the First Assembly of God in Tullahoma.

Visitation with the family will be held at the church on Wednesday from 3:30 until service time.

Additional services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the First Assembly of God in Sparkman, AR.

Burial will follow in the Sparkman Cemetery.

Mrs. Wages went to be with the lord on Saturday, August 29, 2015.

She was born in Sparkman, AR to the late Willie F. and Mary Rebecca Launius Amis. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Luther I. Wages, son, Richard A. Wages, sisters, Altha Williams and Luevinia Holloway, brothers, J. C. Amis and Bernis Amis.

Frances had a passion and love for her Lord, family and the church. She loved working with the youth in the church and her home was always open to them. She had a whit about her that people enjoyed and loved being around her up until the Lord took her home to be with Him. The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Living Church , 1801 Artesia Court, Mansfield, TX 76063.

She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Hunter of Picayune, MS, Vyrene (Wayne) Crowder of Shelbyville, TN, daughter in law, Emily Wages of Tyler, TX, sister, Josephine Manning, of ElDorado, AR, grandson, Rev. Daniel (Rachel) Hunter of Mansfield, TX, step grandson, Marcus Crowder of Picayune, MS, granddaughters, Dana (Mike) Henderson of Orlando, FL, Angela (Aaron) Menchaca of Spring, TX, Carla Ayala of League City, TX, great grandsons, Jonathan Henderson, Nathan Henderson, and Wyatt Ayala, great granddaughters, Emily Mills, Makenzie Menchaca, Megan Menchaca, Kathryn Henderson, Ashley Ayala, Avery Hunter and Jordyn Hunter, step great grandson, flower 22Michael Crowder and many nieces and nephews.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Frances Wages.

9/3/15 —– Josh Bruce “J.B.” Braden

Josh Bruce  “J.B.” Braden was born on November 9, 1924 in Maury County, TN to the late Albert Sr and Millie Braden.

He was the last of nine children.

J.B. attended Giles County Schools and was employed by Lewisburg Casting for over 20 years.  He was also a retired farmer.

He leaves to mourn and cherish his memories two daughters, Mary Bills and Esther Coleman;

Two sons, Lee (Shelia) Allen Curtis and Dennis (Shannon) Braden.

11 grandchildren 

11 great-grandchildren 

1 great -great grandchild

His devoted former wife– Georgia Braden

Special Cousin– Mary Louise Drake

Host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins

3 Brothers-in- Law, 1 Sister-in-Law, and Many Special Friends

Visitation Wednesday, Sept 2,2015 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Central Bldg located at 1095 at Bledsoe Road in Pulaski, TN.

Graveside Services Thursday, Sept 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Braden Cemetery, Lynnville TN with Rev. James Gordon officiating.

J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.funeral flower2


JOHNNIE LULA WHALEY, age 71, of Estill Springs, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at NHC in Tullahoma, Tenn.

She was born on Christmas day, December 25, 1943, in Tullahoma, Tenn., to the late John Lula Bennett Demarest.

Mrs. Whaley was a member of the Capitol Hill Church of Christ. She loved roses and irises, most of all she loved her boston terrier, Tuff.

Mrs. Whaley is survived by her loving husband, Bob Whaley of Estill Springs, Tenn., daughter, Melissa Phillips and her husband, Greg of Walterhill Community in Murfreesboro, Tenn., son, John Whaley and his wife, Michelle of Estill Springs, Tenn., mother-in-law, Azalee Whaley of Estill Springs, Tenn., grandchildren; Rebecca (Jerry) Winton of Tullahoma, Tenn., Kirk Winton of Manchester, Tenn., Cadence Whaley of Nashville, Tenn., Chayton Whaley of Estill Springs, Tenn., 2 great-grandchildren; Tempy and Gideon Winton, brother, Tom (Caroyln) Demarest of Manchester, Tenn., 2 nieces; Kelly Demarest and Beverly Crowder of Nyrobi, Africa, and nephew, John Demarest of Smyrna, Tenn.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. at Grant Funeral Services.

Services will also be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. from the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Robert Tipps and Bro. Johnny Ray flower 19Bradford, officiating.

Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester, Tenn.

The family request friends and family to wear something purple, if not there will be purple ribbons available at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 201 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, Tenn.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

9/2/15 —- Dillard Henry Argo

Mr. Dillard Henry Argo age 67 of Pelham, Tennessee passed away at his home Sunday morning, August 30, 2015.

He was a son of the late Earl and Stella Sartain Argo and was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Argo; brother, Don Argo and an infant sister.

He was retired from Carrier Air Conditioning where he worked a fabricator.

Survivors include his children, Dusty (Katie) Argo, Tracy City, Missy Argo (Andrew Lyle), McMinnville, Dana Argo, Woodbury; brothers, Arthur and Leroy Argo of Pelham; sisters, Ann Debruyn, Manchester, Betty Smithz, Dunlap, Willis Hanson, McMinnville, Melrose Halsey, Oregon, Ruby Maxwell, Florida; 4 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. flower 11

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, TN.

8/25/15 —– Sharon Lynn Payne Vaughn

Sharon Lynn Payne Vaughn, age 64 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on August 24, 2015 at the Unity Medical Center in Manchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Payne and Gladys Glover Payne.

She is survived by her husband, Steven D. Vaughn of Hillsboro, Tenn.; son, Edward Vaughn (Kaitlin) of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky; brother, Jack Payne (Freida) of Michigan; grandchildren, Devin Vaughn of Hillsboro, Tenn. and Bentley Vaughn of Mt. Vernon, KY; father-in-law, Carl E. Vaughn of Hillsboro, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.flower26

8/27/15 —- Louis A. Milburn Jr.

Mr. Louis A. Milburn Jr. of Tullahoma passed this life on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living at the age of 83.

Mr. Milburn was born in Morton Co. TX to the late Louis A. Milburn Sr. and Lena White Milburn.

During his life Mr. Milburn served his country in the United States Army, and later worked as a self-employed farmer.


Mr. Milburn is survived by his nephew, Kenneth Golden and his wife Christine of Lynchburg, and two great-nephews Garett and Alden Golden.

Mr. Milburn will be buried with Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Compassus, 110 E. Lauderdale St. Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.







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