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8/26/19–Myrtle Marie Uselton

Myrtle Marie Uselton of Tullahoma passed this life on Thursday, August 22,
2019 at her residence at the age of 79. Funeral Services are scheduled for
3 PM on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with
burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends at
Dave-Culbertson Funeral Home on Monday, August 26 beginning at 1 PM.

Myrtle, a native of Tullahoma, was the daughter of the late Willie and
Katherine Darnell Uselton Sr. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Life
Care Center of Tullahoma and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She
enjoyed watching old TV shows and playing records on her record player. Her
favorite thing was taking care of her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Louis,
Earl and Jessie Uselton and sisters, Thelma, Rosie and Sara Uselton.

Myrtle is survived by sons, Paul Uselton and his wife, Wendy and Richard
Uselton, both of Tullahoma; brother, Hershel Uselton and his wife, Dawn of
Tullahoma; grandchildren, Hope Whitworth and her husband, Julius and Paige,
Taylor and Shelby Uselton, all of Tullahoma; great grandchildren, Camden
and Lynnleigh Whitworth; niece, Mariah Bain and her husband, Colin of
Wartrace; nephew, Carl Pitman of Tullahoma; great niece, Liana Bain and
many cousins and extended family members.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

8/28/19 — Mary Searcy (Crouch) King Hopkins

Mary Searcy (Couch) King Hopkins was born at 308 N Atlantic Street in
Tullahoma, TN on December 11, 1922 to Robert Laughlin and Anabel Douthit
(Searcy) Couch, Sr. She lived in Levelland, TX, Ft Lauderdale, FL,
Shelbyville, TN and Titusville, FL before returning “home” in 2000.
Surrounded by her loving family, she passed away at home on August 22,
2019.

Searcy worked several places but her favorite ones to talk about were WJ
Couch & Co (now Daddy Billy’s), Couch’s, King Drugs (the first Walgreens
Agency in Tullahoma.) After she retired from the State of Florida, she
really enjoyed selling real estate. She loved everything about Tullahoma
and especially liked talking about Camp Forrest days. She never missed an
opportunity to go dancing with her friends and the soldiers, and was a
proud supporter of the USO!

She most loved being with her family and telling stories. She had a
wonderful sense of humor and could always be counted on for a good joke.
She loved looking for four leaf clovers, working crossword and sudoku
puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, and cheering for the Wildcats and
Volunteers!

In 1970, Searcy was elected as an Executive Committeewoman serving with
Gov. Winfield Dunn. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary Post 43, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the
Eastern Star, Historic Preservation Society of Tullahoma, and the First
Christian Church.

After moving back home, she was thrilled to learn that her dear friend,
Alice (Harton) Ratcliffe spearheaded an effort to save the first public
school building in Tullahoma and turn it into a performing arts center. She
loved talking about old times going to school there and performing on stage.
She was thrilled to attend as many events as possible and was excited to be
the first person to join the Alumni Membership of the South Jackson Civic
Center, which helps preserve the historic building.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Grover
Cleveland “G.C.” King, Jr., and Thomas A.A. “Hop” Hopkins, daughter Mary
King, and brother Robert Laughlin “Bob” Couch, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory – daughters Searcy Dianne King, Tullahoma,
Kenny and Nancy (King) Phillips, Bell Buckle, Bill and Marilyn (Hopkins)
Phillips, Madison, AL, and Kathryn Hopkins, sister Dot (Couch) Watson and
husband Tom, and sister-in-law Dot (Morton) Couch, all of Tullahoma.

Grandchildren Scott and Ruth (Hines) Speelman, Haven and Mandy (Phillips)
Shaw, David and Jennifer (Phillips) McGee, and Winn and Gemma (Vines)
Phillips.

Great grandchildren Anna and Zach Speelman, Walt, Boone, and Will Shaw,
Tucker and Tipton McGee, and Kennie Reese Phillips.

Special first cousins Bob and Sally Grove, Commerce, TX, and Tom and Pam
Searcy, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Nieces and nephews Jon and Fran (Couch) Gray, Candy Couch, Dave and Mary
Beth (Watson) Gass, Anabel (Watson) Hobbs, Tommy and Jancie Bragg, Stephen
and Beth McDowell, Ed and Elizabeth (McDowell) Dement, John and Michelle
McCord, James and Kristian McCord, Bill McCord, Bruce and Rosalyn Poitevin,
Bill Poitevin, and Richard Poitevin, and many great nieces and nephews.

Her family and friends will miss her wit, bright smile, and peppermint
candy.

Visitation will be held on August 27, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Daves Culbertson
Funeral Home; funeral services will be held on August 28, 2019 at 11:30 am
at First Christian Church, with burial to follow at Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens, Tullahoma, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the
Alumni Fund, South Jackson Civic Center, PO Box 326, Tullahoma, TN 37388
(online: southjackson.org) or to a charity of your choice.

Dean R. Dion

Dean R. Dion of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, August 21, 2019
at his residence at the age of 60. No services are scheduled.

A native of Haverhill, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late John
Raymond and Nancy Ellen White Dion. He and his wife, Cynthia relocated to
Tennessee last year to retire and be near family. He enjoyed fishing and
working in his yard. He also was a great cook and his favorite dish to
make was Chicken Cacciatore. He also loved helping people.

Mr. Dion is survived by his wife, Cynthia Dion of Tullahoma; sons, Zack
Dion of IL, Andrew James George and his wife, Lucy of IL and Scott Leggio
and his wife, Amy of Shelbyville; daughters, Natalie Dion of CA; brother,
Daryl Dion and his wife, Lisa of Warner , NH; sisters, Donna Marshall and
her husband, Peter and Darla Rugar, both of Northfield, VT and seven
grandchildren.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

8/23/19 — Deloris Ann Stump Freeze

Mrs. Deloris Ann Stump Freeze, 79, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville Tennessee. A native of Illinois, she was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Ethel Stump and son Terry Albertson and great grand-daughter Savannah Freeze.

She is survived by her sons, Howard Freeze (AL) and Milton Freeze of Manchester; 8 grandchildren, Milton Freeze Jr., Rebekka Freeze, Justin Freeze, Chad Freeze, Shana Freeze, and Harley Freeze all of Manchester, TN, Kayla Freeze (GA) and Laura Freeze (AL) and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Central Funeral Home chapel.
Visitation: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
www.centralfuneralhome.com

Central Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements

8/23/19 — Stella A. Hodges

Stella A. Hodges formerly of Tullahoma passed this life on Tuesday, August
20, 2019 at The Waters of Winchester at the age of 84. Funeral Services
are scheduled for 12 PM on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Daves-Culbertson
Funeral Home with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will
receive friends at Dave-Culbertson Funeral Home on Friday, August 23
beginning at 10 AM.

Stella, a native of Tullahoma, was the daughter of the late James Nelson
and the late Martha Fincher. She worked for many years at Tennessee
Apparel and The Tullahoma News. She enjoyed doing crafts and was a very
good cook. She also always enjoyed attending church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer
Hodges; brothers, Bud, James, Sam and Sonny Nelson and sisters, Esther Mae
Wilhoite, Rose McNease and Frances Thomas.

Mrs. Hodges is survived by sons, David Inocencio and his wife, Diane of
Tullahoma and Ralph Hodges of Union City; daughter, Vickie Seals and her
husband, Jason of Estill Springs; grandchildren, Liacia, Andrew, Logan and
Eli; four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

9/1/19 — Natalie June Parigger

Mrs. Natalie June Parigger, 55, passed away
Saturday August 17, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville,
Tennessee. She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on December 25, 1963.

She was preceded in death by her brother. Brent Saltzman.

She was a retired Physical Education Teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Christian G. Parigger; father, Carl
Saltzman, Owensboro, KY; mother, Brenda (Richard) Taylor, Frankfort, KY;
son, John Parigger; daughters, Melissa Taylor Peery, Grass Valley, CA and
Anna Parigger, Alder, MT; brother, Daniel Saltzman, Owensboro, KY;
step-brother, Rick (Tiphanie) Frankfort, KY; sisters, Jessie Short, Clovis,
CA and Abbie Smith, Bowling Green, KY; loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday September 1, 2019 in the
Central Funeral Home chapel officiated by her husband and children.
Visitation:
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday September 1, 2019 at Central Funeral Home,
Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com

Central Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements

8/21/19 — Vella Ferrell

Funeral services for Ms. Vella Ferrell, age 59, of Rock Island, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service. Ms. Ferrell passed from this life on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Manchester Healthcare.

Vella was born in Dekalb Co, TN to Troy Ferrell and Anna Puckett. Vella loved to be outside in her flower garden, watch the birds, and just enjoy nature. She always put everyone else first. Vella was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.

Vella is preceded in death by her father, Troy Ferrell; two sons, Johnny and Mark Wilder. She is survived by her mother, Anna Puckett; lifelong partner, Phillip Steele; two sons, Matthew (Valerie) and Luke (Marcy) Wilder; one daughter, Sarah Jordan (John); five brothers, Mitchell, Tommy, Jimmy, Jerry, and Billy; five sisters, Janie, Linda, Patricia, Tammy, and Sandra; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

8/22/19 — Shawn Allen Lemons

Shawn Allen Lemons of Manchester, passed this life on Friday, August 16,
2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro at the ae of
54. Memorial
Services are scheduled at 12 PM on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the
Manchester Church of God of Prophecy, 1619 Fredonia Road, Manchester, TN. The
family will receive friends from 10-12 PM and a luncheon will be provided
in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

A native of Charleston, IL, he was the son of Eugene and Sandra Lemons of
Winter Haven, FL. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR racing. He was
an avid Tennessee Titan and Tennessee Vols Fan. He was a very kind and
loving person and enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by one brother, Danny Lemons.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by life partner, Debbiann Moore
of Manchester; daughters, Samantha Lemons and her fiancé’, Lebron Bishop
and Elizabeth Silva and her husband, Matt, both of Manchester; son, Jack
Alexander and his wife, Merissa of Manchester; brother, Tracy Lemons and
his wife, Lisa of Hillsboro; ten grandchildren and many nieces, nephews,
great nieces and great nephews.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

8/24/19 — Joyce T. Bailey

Joyce T. Bailey of Hillsboro passed this life on Saturday, August 17, 2019
at her residence at the age of 85. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11
AM on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with
burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at
Dave-Culbertson Funeral Home on Friday, August 23, from 5 – 8 PM.

Joyce, a native of Tuckerman, AR, was the daughter of the late Doc and
Bernice Payne Teague. She had lived in Tullahoma for many years and worked
in retail at both Sears and Roebuck and JCPenney. She enjoyed reading and
cooking. She was a very sweet lady who loved her family dearly. She would
do anything for her family or anyone who needed help.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Troy Bailey
Jr and daughter, Carla Stevenson. Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband,
Troy Bailey Sr of Hillsboro; daughter, Karren Fly of Winchester; sister,
Jeanne Taylor and her husband, Junior of Jonesboro, AR; grandchildren,
Brent Morris and his wife, Paula of Winchester and Chris Apicella of
Hillsboro; great grandchildren, Gavin, Hayden, Emma and Briley;
sister-in-law, Dorothy Bass of Michigan and several nieces and nephews.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

8/18/19 — Adam Alcocer

Adam Alcocer of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at
the age of 49. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 PM, Sunday, August 18,
2019 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial to follow at Concord
Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, August 17 from 5 -8
PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Mr. Alcocer was born in Hammond, IN, the son of the late Opal Price Alcocer
and Nicholas V. Alcocer of Lake Station, IN. He enjoyed being with his
family, especially his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed being
outdoors and riding his motorcycle. He was a country music fan and enjoyed
performing Karaoke with his family.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by wife, Elizabeth
Alcocer and brother, Vick Alcocer. He is survived by his father, Nicholas
Alcocer and his wife, Rebecca of Lake Station, IN; sons, Gage and Bryson
Alcocer, both of Tullahoma and Kyler Boyd of McMinnville; daughter, Kenya
Alcocer of Detroit, MI; brothers, Mark Alcocer and his wife, Stacey of
Tullahoma, Nick Alcocer and his wife, Amanda of Normandy and Jesse
Rodriguez and his wife, Amanda of Chesterton, IN; twin sister, Eve Raines
and her husband, Junior of Normandy and sister, Jeanne Warren and her
husband, James of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Aiden and Aries Wanshon and
twin girls, Ahri and Aeryn Wanshon and several half-brothers, half-sisters,
nieces, nephews and cousins.

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