An accident on Friday night in Manchester took the life of a local female.
According Dwight Vandagriff of the Manchester Police Department, the accident took place around 11:35pm and involved a pickup and a pedestrian. Vandargriff says that apparently 44 year-old Angela D Kline of Oakdale St in Manchester was walking across Hwy 55 near Coffee County High School when she was struck by the truck. Kline was pronounced dead at the scene.
Manchester Police, Manchester Fire and Rescue, Coffee County EMS and the Tennessee Highway Patrol worked the accident area as the highway had to be closed for a period of time.
An accident on Friday night in Manchester took the life of a local female.
Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said in a news release the Rural Development Task Force is being created to help rural areas of the state reach the same economic success as urban areas. Goals include recruiting new businesses, increasing educational attainment, supporting rural entrepreneurship, promoting rural tourism and supporting agri-business.
The task force will include members of the state legislature along with leaders from many state agencies and other public and private parties.
Boyd and Gov. Bill Haslam announced the creation of the task force earlier this week saying it will begin meeting next month.
Funeral services for Ms. Robin Leigh Russ, age 50, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mark Barron officiating.
Burial will follow in Hurricane Grove Cemetery.
Visitation with the Russ family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday at the church.
Robin was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late Watt Russ and Cherry Mason Russ, who survives.
She was employed in the nursing field for the past 30 years and was currently employed at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. She loved to cook and enjoyed traveling.
In addition to her mother, Robin is also survived by one brother, Mason (Misti) Russ of Manchester; one sister, Shannon (Donnie) Frazier of Manchester; and three nephews, Nathaniel Russ, Cole and Grant Frazier.
Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Michael Glenn Austin, age 61, of Lynchburg passed from this life on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Harton Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Thurman and Bessie Louise (Foster) Austin of Lynchburg.
Mike was a faithful and loving husband, father, Papa/Pa, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a retired member of the United States Army National Guard. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and they were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed Vanderbilt Commodore athletics, farming, and being on the sidelines on Friday nights as the statistician for the Moore County Raider football team coached by his son. Mike enjoyed many years as a youth girls’ softball coach and had lots of fun playing the sport himself.
He was loved by all who knew him and valued the relationships that God brought into his life. Mike was a devoted friend—he understood and valued the importance of friendship and had a unique way of making everyone he met feel like they mattered. Many of his friendships have stood the test of time and go back to elementary school days. He was a faithful member of Hilltop Church of the Nazarene where he had served as a member of the church board as well as Sunday School Superintendent. His life as a follower of Christ made a marked difference in the way he led his family and interacted with everyone he met. Mike lived a life of integrity in the workplace, in his home, and in his community. He lived every day to the fullest despite a twenty year battle with heart disease and left an incredible legacy of faith and the value of family for his children and grandchildren. “He fought the good fight. He has finished the course, he has kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)
Michael is survived by his wife of 44 years Dorothy Charlene (Boswell), his daughter Jennifer Ray and husband Jason of Tullahoma, and his son Jeremy and wife Callie also of Tullahoma. He has four grandchildren: Carrington, Anna Claire, Colson, and Slade.
His grandchildren were the source of his daily joy and his reason for living. Anyone who met him knew that his grandchildren mattered MOST.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Harlan and Gerald and one sister Sarah Louise Gannon and is survived by one brother Norman.
He is also survived by his best friend of over fifty years, Billy Dodson of Sparta and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Frances “Punkin” Louise Mitchell Painter, age 89 passed away Saturday, June 27 at the Tullahoma Life Care Center.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, July 5 at 2 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma.
Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until service time.
Mrs. Painter was born August 19, 1925 to Lillard and Frances Adams Mitchell at the home of her paternal grandparents in Tullahoma.
She attended school in Tullahoma and graduated from Tullahoma High School as a proud member of the Class of 1943. It was during these school years that she was a pumpkin in a class play. That led to the nickname,”Punkin” which friends and family continued to call her.
Frances attended the University of Tennessee and graduated in 1948. Her first full time teaching job was in Perryville, Missouri. After two years she returned to Tennessee and taught in the Crossville City Schools. While temporarily leaving the teaching field and working for a family business venture in Knoxville, she decided to serve her country during the Korean Conflict. She enlisted in the Woman’s Medical Specialist Corps of the Army and served at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas as a commissioned officer.
At the completion of her assignment in the army, she returned to Tullahoma and taught third and fourth grade at Normandy, Tennessee. The following year she accepted a job with the Tullahoma school system as a sixth grade teacher at Bel Aire Elementary School. During her teaching career, she had and continues to have a great influence on “my children” as she called them. Many of her former students continued to write, call or visit her, years after leaving her class. Punkin retired from teaching while at West Middle School.
Frances was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Tullahoma. She enjoyed her Sunday school Class and her circle group as well as the senior citizens activities. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Auburn M. Painter and her sister, Barbara Porter.
She is survived by sons, J. D. Painter and his wife, Kathryn of McEwen, TN and Marvin Painter and his wife, Teresa of Greenville, SC; six grandchildren; three step-granddaughters and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by many cousins who have been dear to her and share many memories.
The family would like to thank her caregivers, Judy Beaulieu, Loretta Starks and Margie Riggins and also many loyal friends who helped care for her.
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Brad Mills pitched brilliantly and Jason Pridie smoked a two-run triple in the eighth inning to propel the Sounds over Sacramento and secure the sweep against the River Cats with a 3-2 win at Raley Field on Thursday afternoon.
The four-game series sweep was Nashville’s first since June 9-12, 2014, when the Sounds swept Reno at Greer Stadium. It was also the first time the Sounds have swept the River Cats since the two teams began playing in 2000. The win propelled Nashville to a four-game winning streak, their best mark this season.
The three-run eighth inning began slowly as Nashville started the frame with a groundout, hit by pitch and fielder’s choice. But with two away, the Sounds made their push towards a huge rally. Joey Wendle singled which put Craig Gentry on third base. With runners at the corners, Ryan Roberts stayed perfect at the plate with his fourth single of the game. Gentry scored and Wendle moved to third on the line drive to center. Pridie then stepped in and on a full-count pitch, grounded a ball into the right field corner that went for a two-run triple. The deficit was quickly erased and Nashville held onto the 3-2 lead.
The Sounds were 1-21 when trailing after seven innings, but the three-run eighth was enough to break the chain. The one-run victory improved Nashville’s record to 6-10 in those games, as the Sounds moved to 20-27 overall on the season.
The Grizzlies took a quick 2-0 lead with a pair of solo home runs. Jarrett Parker led off the second with a homer and John Bowker started the third with a blast. The two home runs matched a season-high allowed by Sounds’ starter Brad Mills.
Mills kept his pitch count down through the early portions of the contest and got help by inducing his team-leading 10th groundball double play. The left-hander tossed 7.0 innings for the third consecutive start and pushed his quality start streak to five games by allowing just two runs. He gave up a walk and added a strikeout with his 80 pitches.
Pat Venditte notched a strikeout during a 1-2-3 eighth inning and Angel Castro, making his first appearance since a stint with Oakland, slammed the door to record his first save of the year.
Roberts led the offensive assault and had four of Nashville’s 10 hits in the victory. Anthony Aliotti collected two hits and was 8-for-16 with three doubles and five RBIs in the series at Raley Field.
The Sounds returns to Music City on Friday to face the Las Vegas 51s at First Tennessee Park. Right-hander Chris Bassitt (1-3, 4.45) will go against Darin Gorski in the series opener. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.