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6/17/18 — Marjorie Ann Shelton Banks

Mrs. Marjorie Ann Shelton Banks, 80, passed away unexpectedly,
Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Harton Hospital in Tullahoma. She was born
in Coffee County on March 16, 1938 to Stanley Shelton and Louise Matlock
Shelton who preceded her in death along with her husband of 51 years,
Randall Wesley Banks (2005); sons, Eugene (1955) and Brian Banks (2000);
sister, Anneta Daniel (2015).

She was a member of the Riley Creek Baptist Church, a current greeter at
Walmart and had been a CNA at the Coffee County Hospital.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Kathy) Banks and Timmy (Rosemary)
Banks; daughters, Meliony (Ricky) Haley and Rebecca Sanders; sister,
Frances Gunn; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; several nieces and

Funeral services will 3:00 PM Sunday in the Central Funeral Home Chapel
with Bro. Michael Banks and Bro. Bill Rhoton officiating and remarks by her
daughter Meliony Haley with burial to follow in the New Reddens Cemetery.
Visitation: 2:00 PM Sunday till time of service Sunday at Central Funeral
Home, Manchester, Tennessee.

Central Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

6/17/18 — Penny Eileen Puskarich Draine

Funeral services for Mrs. Penny Eileen Puskarich Draine, age 53, of Hillsboro, TN will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Shelbyville, TN with Rev. Corey Davis and Rev. C. Charles Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, with friends and families sharing memories beginning at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel, and from 2:00 PM until the time of service on Sunday at the church. Mrs. Draine passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.

Penny was born in Werden, West Virginia to Rudy Puskarich and Carol Miller. She was a press operator at JSP and a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She loved going to yard sells, watching sports and the Ohio State Buckeyes, and being outside gardening or landscaping. Penny loved planning events for her church and being on the sidelines watching her children and grandchildren playing sports. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

Penny is preceded in death by her father, Rudy Puskarich. She is survived by her loving husband of 9 years, David Draine; three sons, Kerry (Amy) Norris, Jr., Marcus (Paula) Norris, and Jamie (Kayla) Norris; mother, Carol Miller; mother-in-law, Bettie Ferguson; step-mother-in-law, Barbara Draine; seven step-daughters, Nicole (Torrey) Smith, Stephanie Draine, Erica Hubbard, Danielle (Kevin) Jackson, Stacy Draine, Renata Foster, and LaTasha (Windzel) Crumbough; two brothers, Randy (Kelly) Puskarich and Rudy (Kathy) Puskarich; two brother-in-laws, Anderson (Valerie) Buchanan and Chris (Nena) Draine; three sister-in-laws, Mary Buchanan, Mamie (Carl) Love, Jessica Draine; three sisters, Emily (Scott) Showalter, Dorothy Puskarich, and Missy Puskarich; eight grandchildren, Kerry Norris, III, Kyson Norris, Josiah Norris, Olivia Eileen Norris, Jamie Norris, Jr., Julius Norris, Jasmine Norris, and Glorianne Deline; thirteen step-grandchildren, Christian Draine, Calia Crumbough, Camila Crumbough, Ashton Hubbard, Kaylee Jackson, Karter Jackson, Kevin Jackson, MaKena Draine, Tatum Smith, Talia Smith, Torianna Smith, Tyreque Draine, and Zacari Draine; and one step-great-grandson, Ivan Draine.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Penny’s name to Haven of Hope, P.O. Box 1271, Manchester, TN 37349.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Draine and Puskarich family.

6/16/18 — Tracy Dewayne Frazier

Frazier, Tracy Dewayne, of Normandy, went home to be with his Lord
and Savior on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare-Harton in
Tullahoma at the age of 44. Tracy was born in Tullahoma to the late
Frances Rollins Frazier and Hershel “Buck” Frazier who survives. Tracy
was a member of Flatt Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, he
was preceded in death by one brother, Jeremy Chad Frazier. Tracy is
survived by his father, Hershel “Buck” Frazier of Normandy; one brother,
Scott Frazier of Normandy; one sister, Valerie Green and her husband
Timmy of Tullahoma; several nieces and nephews; numerous aunts and
uncles, including Ronnie and Brenda Rollins; and special cousins, Gwen
Rollins and Shawn Shaw. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 15th,
2018 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be
held on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 1:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Danny Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Bomar
Cemetery in the Raus community in Moore County.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

6/18/18–Alonzo Louie Toth

Graveside services for Mr. Alonzo Louie Toth, age 88, of Manchester, TN,
will be conducted at 1:00 PM Eastern on Monday, June 18, 2018 at
Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Toth passed
away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his residence.

Alonzo was born in Chattanooga, TN, the son of the late Frank and Nettie
Chambers Toth. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the United States
Army, having served 24 years. His Army career began in 1948, serving in
the 11th Airborne Division in Gong Ho. He also served during the Korean
and Vietnam Wars and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Alonzo
was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Alonzo was also preceded in death by three
brothers, Andrew, Alvin, and Fred Toth; and four sisters, Edna, Mildred,
Geneva, and Frankie. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Stacy and
Sherry Parham; grandchildren, Ashley Benson, Jamie Jernigan, Scotty
Parham, Nick Parham, Seth Parham, and Dane Parham; great grandchildren,
Aleigha Stacy, Alivia Jernigan, Jaxon Benson, Paisley Parham, Miley
Parham, Nevaeh Parham, Joey Parham, and Milania Gene Parham; his former
spouse, Dorothy Gene Waterman; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and


6/15/18–Susie Elizabeth Beavers Turner

Susie Elizabeth Beavers Turner, 91, of Franklin County, TN, passed away
on Tuesday June 12, 2018 in Tullahoma, TN. She was born in Franklin
County, TN to Lee Lowhorn and Allie Doshe Blackburn Lowhorn on January
23, 1927. She married W. C. Beavers on November 29, 1945 and
was widowed in 1984. She then married Ira Turner on March 13, 1992.
While working for 35 years at Genesco Inc., she was active in the
softball and bowling leagues.; She was involved in Woodmen of the
World, Coffee County Senior Citizens, and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed
deer and turkey hunting with her niece, Magdalene Hall and she loved the
University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball, attending many SEC
Championship games. She was also a member of New Life United
Pentecostal Church in Tullahoma, TN. In addition to her parents,
she is preceded in death by her step-mother, Christina Holder Lowhorn;
brothers, James Lowhorn, Bill Lowhorn, Clifton Lowhorn, Sherman Lowhorn,
and Dan Lowhorn; sisters, Annie Mai Lightfoot and Effie Lee Fanning;
step-sisters, Louise Weaver, Birdie Mae Banks, and Geraldine McDaniel;
and, grandchild, Brian Hane. She is survived by her daughter, Gail (Tom)
Hulvey of Tullahoma, TN; step-daughters, Cindy (Troy) Hasty of
Winchester, TN, and Debbie (Joe) Hix of Estill Springs, TN; brother,
David Lowhorn of Tullahoma, TN; sisters, Ailene Letner of Murfreesboro,
TN, Jean Haslett of Murfreesboro, TN, and Virgina Sparacino of Columbia,
TN; step-sister, Jeanette Gunn; grandchildren, Kent Hulvey, Kevin Hulvey
(Debra), Kim Hulvey, Derek (Mary) Hane, David (Emma) Hix, Josh Hasty, and
Jansen Hasty; and, great-grandchildren, Kyle, Regan, Kaitlyn, Amelia,
Cade and Oliver. Visitation for Mrs. Turner will be held on Thursday,
June 14th, 2018 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral
services will be held on Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 11:00am in the
Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with the Bros. Jimmy Kelley and Philip
Swinford of New Life United Pentecostal Church officiating.  
Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maurice Keith Butler

Dr. Maurice Keith Butler MD, 93, passed from this life,
Saturday June 9, 2018, with his daughter Lorraine and son-in-law Alan at
his bedside. Dr. Butler was born in Washougal, WA on June 19, 1924 to
Elbert Arthur Butler and Lucy Erma Cochran Butler who preceded him in death.

He was of the Seventh Day Adventist Faith and attended Woodbury Seventh Day
Adventist Church. Dr. Butler served as a mission doctor for 12 years in
Mexico, where he established a nursing school and 10 years in Africa
providing people with medical assistance. A nature lover, master gardener,
linguist, he supported and furthered the education of young people. He
volunteered throughout his life and provided medical care for the needy and
educated people on health matters. He was U.S. Army Veteran of World War

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: His loving wife
Virginia Jeanne Bentz Butler, Brother; Warren Butler, Sister; Ruth Palmer,
Half-Brothers; Elwyn and Stanley Butler.

He is survived by: Daughters; Lorraine (Alan) Humes of Morrison, Lucy J.
(B. Brooks) Fuller of Edmonton, KY, Sylvia (Arnold) Fischer of Elk City,
ID, Son; Daniel Alan (Ellen) Butler of Grand Ronde, OR. Six Grandchildren
and 4 Great-Grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Condolences may be made at

Central Funeral Home of Manchester in charge of arrangements

6/14/18 — Jimmy Lee Eslick

Jimmy Lee Eslick, age 64, of Moore County, passed away Sunday, June 10,
2018 at his residence. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, June 14
at 2 PM at Lynchburg Funeral Home with burial to follow at Lois Cemetery.
family will receive friends beginning at 12 PM.

A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Milton and Elizabeth
Hunt Eslick. He was a heavy equipment operator working in road construction.
He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, hunting,
watching wildlife and gardening. “He was the life of the party and had a
big personality.” He loved telling “tall tales”.

Mr. Eslick is survived by one daughter, Monica Lee Ann Eslick of Morrison;
brother, Jerry Eslick and his wife, Kaye of Moore County; sisters, Donna
Boyce and her husband, J.B. of Shelbyville; Joyce Burton and her husband,
Melvin of Moore County, June Campbell and her husband, Ray of Murfreesboro,
Sherry Hamblin of Moore County and Kim Parks of Tullahoma; grandson,
Tristan James Darrah of Morrison and several nieces and nephews.

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6/13/18–Jerry Bryan Bartlett

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Bryan Bartlett, age 69, of Manchester, will be conducted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Manchester Funeral Home with brother Chris Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Mr. Bartlett passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, GA.

Jerry was born on January 2, 1949 to the late John “Mack” McDowell Bartlett and Dorothy Bartlett. Jerry was a pharmacist and was a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Memphis. Jerry was also a Mason, where he served as secretary of his lodge for over 10 years. He enjoyed camping, reading, games of all kinds, and was a UT fan.

Jerry is survived by two brothers; William Bartlett (Shirley), John Bartlett(Pat); one niece, Dana Kimberlin (Mark); two nephews, Gerald Bartlett (Julie), William McDowell Bartlett(Claire). Jerry is preceded in death by his parents John “Mack” McDowell Bartlett and Dorothy Bartlett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Diabetes Association

Manchester Funeral Home is Honored to Serve the Bartlett Family.

6/13/18–Betty Frances Martin

Ms. Betty Frances Martin

Funeral services for Ms. Betty Frances Martin, age 83, of Manchester and formerly of Woodbury, will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with David Lance officiating.  Burial will follow in Summitville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 12, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Ms. Martin passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Betty was born on July 4, 1934, to the late Charles and Bonnie Locke. She was retired from Carrier Corporation. Betty loved all flowers, watching birds, crocheting and was an amazing cook.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Martin; daughter, Faye Cantrell; one grandchild. Survived by her daughters, Debbie Nunley of Memphis, Judy Markawitze of Alabama, Nancy Melton of McMinnville, Tracy Blackburn (Ronnie) of Manchester; brother, James “Jim” Locke; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

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

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DAYTHENE HATCHETT MORRIS, age 84, of Winchester, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at STRHS Winchester, following an extended illness. Mrs. Morris was born in Lynchburg, Tenn., on June 2, 1934, to the late William Zeron Hatchett and Bessie Jane Roark Hatchett. She attended the Marble Plains Baptist Church. She was a retired school bus driver for the Franklin County Board of Education. Mrs. Morris was an avid Vanderbilt University football fan. She loved to make people laugh and was known to play pranks on a lot of her friends. She loved working in her garden and her flowers. She was lovingly called “granny” by many of her friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her only child, Bing Morris in October of 2017. She is survived by her husband, Bud Morris of Winchester, grandson, Brent Morris and wife, Paula of Winchester, great-grandchildren; Erin, Hayden and Emma Morris, step-great-grandsons; Levi Amrine and David Mangus, niece, Gail Hall of Tullahoma, nephew, Ronnie Hatchett, great-niece Rhonda Barnett both of the Flat Creek Community, special companion, her sheltie, Mickey Murdock.

Visitation for Mrs. Morris will be held from 4:00 – 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 12, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services. Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Rudy Wilkerson and Bro. Jimmy Kesey, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd.

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