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Category: Obituaries

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Carl R. Flynn

Carl R. Flynn, 77, of Winchester, TN passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Zanesville, OH to the late Leonard and Martha Flynn on October 2nd, 1942. 

Carl is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Brenda Spillman Flynn; one son, Jeffrey Flynn; one daughter, Kristine Howard (Scot); brother, Terry Flynn; two sisters, Diana Snyder and Emma Wright; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey Cale Flynn, Richard Howard, Julia Howard, and Derek Howard, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Carl was a wonderful man who loved dancing, bowling, and a good game of horseshoes from time to time. He proudly served his county with the US Army Reserves and always made his family his first priority..   

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com 

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Roberta H. Carden

Roberta H. Carden, 88, of Tullahoma, TN passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Manchester, TN on January 24th, 1931 to Charlie and Annie Hobbs Henderson.

She is preceded in death by husband Charles Leighton Carden, sister Vennie L. Norris (Bennie), and brother Robert E. Henderson.

She is survived by three children: Charles G. Carden (Candace), of Old Hickory, TN; Donald L. Carden, of Normandy, TN; Brian C. Cherubini (Timothy), of Williamstown, MA; and daughter in-law Barbara Carden. Four brothers: Charles G. “Junior” Henderson, of Nashville, TN; Royce Henderson (Ann), of Winter Haven, FL; Willard Henderson (Brenda), of Manchester, TN; and Randolph Henderson (Virginia), of Shelbyville, TN.

She is also survived by four grandchildren: Donna L. Galloway (Alan) of Murfreesboro, TN; Shaun C. Carden (Christina) of Murfreesboro, TN; Jennifer Boone of Smyrna, TN; Taylor Winton (Ryan) of Tullahoma, TN; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews and her best friend in the world, Marie Fulton.

Roberta had a wonderful spirit, loving nature and a sense of adventure throughout her lifetime.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.   

Memorial arrangements are being made with Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home and will be announced at a later date.

10/13/19 — Lawrence Reggie “Caveman” Mullican

Mr. Lawrence Reggie “Caveman” Mullican, 58, passed
away Monday October 7, 2019 from injuries received in a automobile accident.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 20, 1961 to James Marlon
Mullican and Rosemary Katherine Giroux Mullican who preceded him in death
along with his brother, James Mullican.

Larry is survived by his sons, Wesley, Carl Ray and Matthew Mullican;
daughters, Ashley Trimue and Brittany Mullican; brothers, Patrick and
Marvin Mullican; sister, Juanita Mullican; several grandchildren, nieces
and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday in the Central Funeral Home chapel
with Minister P.J. Stewart officiating with burial to follow in the Zion
Hill Cemetery. Visitation 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday at Central Funeral
Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com

10/9/19 — Buddy Owen Elrod

Funeral services for Mr. Buddy Owen Elrod, age 69, of McMinnville, TN, will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Jim Zlaten officiating. Burial will follow in Fredonia Cemetery. The Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Elrod passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville, TN.
Buddy was born on October 25, 1949, in Tullahoma, TN, to the late Elmer and Geraldine Elrod. Before retiring from Bridgestone, he was a Veteran of the United State Air Force. He loved coaching baseball and going to auction where he would set up his flea market booth. Buddy also was a huge Tennessee football fan.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Bradley Elrod; one sister, Teresa Diane. He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Baugh (Terrell) and Leslie Elrod; one sister, Liz Warlich (Ernie); and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Elrod Family

William Leonard Mitten

Mr. William Leonard Mitten passed this life on October 2nd, 2019 at his residence in Manchester, TN. He was born in Holmdel, NJ to the late James and Emily Marie Mitten on June 8th, 1951

He is survived by one son, Alexander Mitten (Brandi); and one daughter, Jackie Mitten, ten grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Mitten will be announced at a later time.



Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

10/9/19 — Edna Louise Hurdle

Edna Louise Hurdle, 86, of Muncie passed away Friday, October 04, 2019 at Yorktown Manor. She was born on April 18, 1933 in Coffee County, TN a daughter of the late Fred and Alta (Morris) Martin.
Edna retired from the Muncie General Motors Plant where she served in the cafeteria. She attended the Mt Olive United Methodist Church for any years. Edna was very talented and loved to make a variety of craft items. She also enjoyed playing bingo and euchre.
Edna is survived by her children, Kathy Hurdle of Cheshire, CT,Sandra Beeson of Muncie, Sharon (Mark) Long of Muncie; grandchildren, Jonathan O’Sullivan, Kalvin (fiancé: Samantha)Danaher, Brittney Rooney, Kameron Danaher, Zachary Long, Casey Huffman and Matt Huffman; great grandchildren, Kaylee, Emily and Ryan Neal; brother, Charles Martin of Manchester, TN; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by hergranddaughter, Christy Neal; siblings, Mary Sue Hulan, Annie Mae Neeley, Bill Martin, Harry Martin, Roy Martin, Fannie Angel, Paul Martin, Maggie Lois Martin and Joe Boyd Martin; step siblings, Lester and Lillian Martin.
Visitation will be from 5-7pm Monday, October 7, 2019 at Ballard and Son Funeral Home in Daleville. There will also be visitation from 11-2 and funeral service beginning at 2:00pm Wednesday, October 9 at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Manchester, TN. Online Guestbook at: www.ballardandsons.com. And www.centralfuneralhome.com

10/8/19 — Reverend Cheryl J. Turner Riddle

Reverend Cheryl J. Turner Riddle, 61, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
She was born in Willard, Ohio, on February 26, 1958. Cheryl was the daughter of John and Wanieta Turner. She was a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University with degrees in Church Music and Early Childhood Education. Cheryl was married for 31 years to Lynn Riddle of Roanoke. She worked as a Library Assistant at Blue Ridge Public Library. Cheryl also worked previously as a pre-school teacher and an editor of middler curriculum for Nazarene Publishing House. She was ordained by the Church of the Nazarene and served as the worship leader and children’s pastor for Hollins Church of the Nazarene where she was a member. Cheryl also traveled as a children’s evangelist and spoke at camps and Vacation Bible School. She loved singing and working with children, and Cheryl loved being a children’s evangelist.
She is survived by her husband, Lynn Riddle of Roanoke; her daughter, Katie Riddle of Roanoke; her brother, Harry Turner and his wife, Kat Turner of Mesa, Ariz.; her sister-in-law, Dorene Turner of Covina, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews, Ben, Tabitha, Elizabeth, Kevin, Rebecca, Paris, and Mandy.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, John and Wanieta Turner; and her brother, Eugene Turner.
The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and encouragement, and they would also like to thank the staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their care and kindness during this time.
Funeral Services for Rev. Riddle will be held on October, 8th, 2019 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home at 3:00 PM with visitation begging at 1:00 PM. Interment will be in Pennington Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/11/19 — Philip William Swinford

Swinford, Bro. Philip William, age 87, of Tullahoma, went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, October 4th, 2019. Bro. Swinford was born on December 11th, 1931 to Frank Freeman and E.B. Hirlston Swinford who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Freeman Swinford Jr. and Joe Henry Swinford; and four sisters, Pauline Grant, Eunice Chesser, Lois Simmons and Jean Roush. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Robbie Gunn Swinford; two daughters, Shannon (Loran) Meyers and Ladana (Yram) Lopez; four grandchildren, Breanna Nicole Meyers, Robbie Frances Lopez, Brookelynne Noel Meyers and Ezekiel Swinford Ysidro Lopez; three sisters, Freida Newman, Glynn Clark and Elsie Lewis; brother-in-law, Euther Chesser; sisters-in-law, Elwanda Brown Swinford, Frances (Tom) Shelton, Jeanette Gunn and Sue Gunn; and a host of nephews and nieces. Bro. Swinford loved Jesus and people. To honor his memory, we must all walk humbly before God and make plans to meet him some day. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 1:00pm at New Life Pentecostal Church, 4347 Metro 41A Highway, Normandy, Tennessee 37360 with Rev. Yram Lopez and Rev. Ron Brown officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial with military honors will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Shelbyville United Pentecostal Church Building Fund, where he served as Bishop, 1701 Green Lane, Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160. The family would like to thank Adoration Hospice, and especially Bro. Swinford’s nurse, Susan Moss for the loving care they provided.  
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/9/19 — Fred Donald McClure

McClure, Fred Donald, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville at the age of 89. Mr. McClure was born in Winchester to the late Thomas J. and Fannie Stubblefield McClure. He was a veteran of the United States Army and went on to work as a Welding Engineer and Supervisor with AEDC. Mr. McClure was also a long-time member of the Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church in Tullahoma. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Jean McClure; one son, Larry Donald McClure; and seven brothers and sisters, Grady, Claude and J.D. McClure, Dot Riddle, Gladys Parker, Thelma Farris and Dimple Sanders. Mr. McClure is survived by one son, Brad Stephen McClure and his wife Jennifer; seven grandchildren, Lori McClure Smith and her husband Thomas, Lance McClure and his wife Morgan, Taylor McClure Roper and her husband Craig, Morgan McClure, Leah McClure, Logan Langlois and Kelly Langlois; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Carter; and daughter-in-law, Lois McClure. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Rod Shrader, Jack Hice and Jimmy Kesey officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.  Burial will follow at Mount Garner Cemetery in Decherd. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church, 965 Gourdneck Road NW, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/24/19 — Lee Franklin Knox




Lee Franklin Knox was born on September 27, 1928 in Rockwood, TN.

He passed away on September 10, 2019 at Horizon Nursing Home, after a short



A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on October 24, 2019 at

Forest Mill Church of Christ in Manchester, TN.

Immediately after the service, his ashes will be taken home at

2449 Wayside Road in Manchester and scattered under a large

Dawn Redwood tree in his side yard.


Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Knox family.