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Category: Obituaries

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11/20/19 — Octavia Fay Galligan

Funeral services for Octavia Fay Galligan, age 78, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home with Jonathan Jones and Vann Darden officiating. Burial will follow in Ragsdale Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Galligan passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Manchester Healthcare.

Octavia was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late Ira and Nannie Decker Vann. She retired from Coffee County Nursing Home, where she was a CNA and was a member of Bushy Branch House of Prayer. She enjoyed taking care of children, loved flowers, her church and God.

In addition to her parents, Octavia was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dan Galligan; five brothers, L.H. Hendrix, Talmage, Thurman, Buell, and Ira Vann, Jr.; three sisters, Willa Dean Adams, Mary Cornelison, and Ella Pearl Newlin. She is survived by one daughter, Yvonne (Fred) Pratt; two sisters, Evangeline Floyd and Carylon Jones; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Angela) Walker, Octavia Caldwell, Billy (Jennifer) Pratt and Jacinda Pratt (Tina Poore); seven great grandchildren, Brent Walker, Dana (Terrell) Caldwell, Dakota (Elizabeth) Caldwell, Dinah Caldwell, Cheyenne Pratt, Tylar Pratt, and Makayla Pratt; three great, great grandchildren, Dorian and Trinity Mobley, and Lincoln Caldwell, and two more on the way; many nieces and nephews and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr, Ste 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Galligan family.

11/16/19 — Evelyn Tate

Evelyn Tate of Manchester passed this life on Saturday, November 16, 2019,
at the age of 74.  No services are scheduled.

Evelyn, a native of Grundy County, was the daughter of the late Lloyd and
Eudora Smart Tate.  She enjoyed reading and cooking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughters, Yolanda
Jo and Edie Crystal Northcutt; brothers, J W and Glen Daniels and George,
Carl and Jack Tate and sister, Juanita Smart.

She is survived by daughter, Constance Northcutt of Manchester; son, Joseph
Clay Northcutt of Manchester; sisters, Rose Crawford and Lola Hardy, both
of Manchester and Nancy Dyer (Jim) of Coalmont; eleven grandchildren and
ten great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERTSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

11/21/19 — Rex Sidney Carter

Carter, Rex Sidney, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at his home at the age of 80. Mr. Carter was born to the late Sidney and Oma Mae Towry Carter. During his life, he worked as a self-employed carpenter and was a member of West End Baptist Church where he had been a deacon for 36 years. Mr. Carter also loved gardening and working with his flowers, and also camping with his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Max Carter; and one sister, Mary Ella Ghea. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Carter; three daughters, Sheila Burns (Joe), Selina Todd (Randall), and Delayne Holt (Tim Perry); one sister, Nelda Underwood; two brothers, Eddie Carter (Brenda), and Gerron Carter (Ruthie); grandchildren, Joey Burns (Lacey), Brian Burns (Megan), Justin Todd (Sheena), Ashley Taylor (Will), and Mollie Tankersley (Alex); and great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Sofia, Levi, Jade, and Kiley. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 1:00pm at West End Baptist Church in Tullahoma with Pastor Dale Grosch officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

11/19/19 — Shannon Lee Moore

Moore, Shannon Lee, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 70. Mr. Moore was born in Shelbyville to the late Birthel and Annie Lee Grammer Moore. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Ear and went on to work as a maintenance supervisor with the Tullahoma Housing Authority. Mr. Moore was also a member of Grace Baptist Church in Tullahoma. In addition to his parents, Mr. Moore was preceded in death by one daughter, Lori Moore. He is survived by his wife, Patty Moore; three sons, Chris, Chad, and David Moore; and one brother, Ray Moore and his wife Virginia. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 4:00-6:00pm with a memorial service to immediately follow at 6:00pm with Rev. Tim McGehee officiating. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 1901 Ovoca Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or the Tullahoma Animal Shelter, 942 Maplewood Avenue, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

11/19/19 — Nellie Marie Campbell Winton

Winton, Nellie Marie Campbell, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at NHC at the age of 85. Mrs. Winton was born in Huntland, Tennessee to the late Jonas and Eva White Campbell. She attended and was baptized at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Hillsboro and also loved flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Avis Winton; three brothers, Wendell, Lester and Joe Horace Campbell; and one sister, Marvleen Simmons. Mrs. Winton is survived by two daughters, Alesia Snell and her husband Greg of Tullahoma; Jennifer Sipe and her husband Jonathan of Manchester; one grandson, Kyle Snell of Tullahoma; four sisters, Kathleen Lawson of Tullahoma, Sarah Ann Good of Pulaski, Wisconsin, Juanita Campbell of Manchester, and Ruth Mankin of Manchester; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hubert Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, P.O. Box 1355, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

11/21/19 — Gloria Jean Collins

Mrs. Gloria Jean Collins, age 64, passed away on
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Murfreesboro, TN
after an extended illness. She was born in East Saint Louis, Illinois on
July 10, 1955 to Donald Eugene McCracken and Dolores Elkins McCracken who
preceded her in death along with her sisters, Susan Wilson and Barbara
Lofton and brother, Wayne McCracken.

Mrs. Collins was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints in Tullahoma, TN.

She is survived by her husband, Boyde Neal Collins; daughters, Theresa Lynn
Cooper and husband, John, Monica Marie Barber, and Jamie Renee Weathers and
husband, Michael; step-daughter, Melissa Askins; sister, Donna Alexander;
brothers, Don Goree and wife, Coleen, and Kevin Goree, and wife Lynn; four
grandchildren, Erica Barber, Aiden O’Neil, Ethan Weathers, and Jon Askins;
several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, November 21, 2019, in the
Central Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joel Davenport officiating. Burial
will follow in the Cherry Cemetery in Woodbury, TN. Visitation with the
family will be held on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at
Central Funeral Home in Manchester.

11/17/19 — Judge Timothy Ray Brock

Judge Timothy Ray Brock, 62, of Tullahoma, TN, passed away unexpectedly on
Monday, November 11, 2019 while attending a Judicial conference in Nevada.
Having served on the bench for nearly three decades, Judge Brock was first
elected as a General Sessions Judge in 1990 and added Juvenile Court
jurisdiction to his duties in 1998. A native of Franklin County, TN, he
graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1979 and earned his law
degree from the University of Tennessee in 1982. Judge Brock served on the
executive committee of the Tennessee  Council of Juvenile and Family Court
Judges for many years, and in 2017 was awarded the McCain-Abernathy Award
for his exceptional service in advancing juvenile justice.

Judge Brock has presided over the Coffee County Drug Recovery Court, Coffee
County Mental Health Court, Coffee County Juvenile Recovery Court, and the
Coffee County Safe Baby Court. The Family Treatment Court, which held its
first graduation earlier this month, is the first and only one in the state
of Tennessee. Judge Brock’s tireless work within the area of recovery has
paved the way for a more rehabilitative system of justice across the state
of Tennessee.

Judge Brock was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Ray and Virginia
McKown Brock, and his nephew, Craig McKown Brock. He is survived by three
children; sons Adam Brock (Lauren) of Chattanooga, Matthew Brock (Jill) of
Spring Hill, TN, and daughter Sarah Kathryn (Katye) Bodak (Jason) of
Knoxville; brother Edward Brock (Sherry) of Cowan, TN, sisters Ruth Brock
Gardner of Louisville, KY, and Kathleen Brock Huntsberry (Charles) of
Gallatin, TN; his two beloved granddaughters Talia and Josephine Brock of
Spring Hill, TN; Donna Bryant Brock of Tullahoma, mother of his children,
and sweetheart partner, Mary Mealer of Tullahoma.

A lifelong supporter of his alma mater, Judge Brock was a long-time season
ticket holder for the University of Tennessee football and basketball
programs. He was an avid reader with a passion for history, but nothing
made him happier than traveling with his children and grandchildren,
especially to Disney World.

Pallbearers will be Edward Brock, Steven Foreman, Phil Barnes, Bob McCall,
Roger Bean, the Honorable Jere Ledsinger, Stanley Bean, Clint Mealer, and
Frank Brock. Honorary pallbearers will be graduates of the Coffee County
Recovery Courts.

Visitation with the family will be at Central Funeral Home in Manchester,
TN Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 2:00-6:00pm, and a celebration of Judge
Brock’s life will be held at the Cowan Fellowship Church in Cowan, TN on
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm. The service will be officiated by Mike
Lewis with burial in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the
children ask for your support of and contributions to the:

Coffee County Drug Court Foundation, Mike Lewis, Director
604 College Street, Manchester, TN 37355

11/14/19 — Bruce Lee Thompson

Bruce Lee Thompson of Manchester, passed this life on Friday, November 8,
2019 at Erlanger Hospital at the age of 24. Funeral Services are scheduled
for Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home
with burial to follow at Manchester City Cemetery.  The family will receive
friends beginning at 11 AM.

Bruce was born in Tullahoma, the son of Jimmy Thompson of Manchester and
the late Martha Catchings Thompson. He enjoyed listening to music and
reading.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by grandfather, James
Thompson and grandparents, Nancy Morris and George Catchings.

Bruce is survived by his father, Jimmy Thompson of Manchester; grandmother,
Ina Thompson of Manchester; brothers, Aaron Lee Catchings and his fiancé’,
Sarah Forsyth of Beersheba and Matthew Raymond Mulican of Manchester;
sisters, Shimber Thompson of Manchester, Ashley Trimue and her husband,
Jesse of Nashville and Brittany Mulican of Manchester; nephews, River,
Jesse, Ethan, Kaleb, Cason, Chase, Caden and Howard and niece, Izabella..

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

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

11/16/19 — Marilyn Griffith Morris

Marilyn Griffith Morris of Tullahoma passed this life on Monday, November 11, 2019 at her home, at the age of 80. Mrs. Morris was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Helen Peters Griffith. Prior to starting school, she moved with her mother to east Tennessee attended schools in and around Knox County. They then moved to Tullahoma at the end of her junior year in high school and Marilyn was a member of the Tullahoma High School graduating class of 1956. In the 1970’s she was involved in working with preschoolers through the Head Start Program, where she was the first teacher of Head Start in Tullahoma. During that time, she and her husband also owned and operated Morris Fabrics, a popular fabric store on Jackson Street. Marilyn served as principal of Robert E. Lee Elementary School from 1976-1999. Prior to her work at REL, she was Tullahoma City Schools’ Curriculum Coordinator and a teacher at East Lincoln, Jones Elementary, and Fourth Model Schools. She was involved in education for more than 36 years. Retirement did not find her sitting down. In 2010, she was elected to serve on the Coffee County Board of Education. The Board of Education named the library at Robert E. Lee Elementary the “Marilyn Morris Library” in honor of her work to build a vast and varied elementary library collection for the school. She was involved in organizing the work of local scientists, engineers, and other community citizens to develop and contract the Hands-on Science Center. Marilyn was active for several years in the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club, where she was a leader in several projects. She served as PR chair, coordinator of the Christmas parade float for several years, headed a committee to establish and award scholarships to qualified students through the Charles Douglas “Speedy” Morris Scholarship through the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club. In 2002, the club honored her as the “Lion of the Year”, in 2005, she was honored as a “Melvin Jones Fellow”, and in 2012, the Lions honored her as the “Lion of the Decade”. Marilyn also served on the City of Tullahoma Planning Commission for five years, was a member of ASK (Agencies Serving Kids), National and Tennessee Association of Curriculum Development, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Phi Delta Kappa (an educational sorority), and was a life member of the National Educational Association. Through the American Legion Auxiliary, she was historian, assisted with publicity, Poppy Day, and the Girls’ State committee. She was a long-time member of First Christian Church in Tullahoma and was also a member of the Tullahoma Jaycettes. In addition to her mother, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of over 45 years, Charles Douglas “Speedy” Morris; and one brother, William Eugene Griffith III. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy Roy and Dana Duke Morris of Manchester, Stephen David and Kim Purnell Morris of Cordova, and Robert Douglas and Tina Loftis Morris of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Emily Danae’ Morris Robison (Jon), Lauren Ranae’ Morris Crouch (Jamie), Stephen David Morris, Jr., Jonathan Nathaniel Morris, Heather Lynn Morris Gentry (Chandler), and Angela Michelle Thurman; great-grandchildren, Briggs, Charley and Giles;  one brother, Samuel Robert (Jen) Griffith; and one sister, Nora Jane Griffith (Tom) Scott. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 1:00pm at First Christian Church in Tullahoma with Rev. Tom Murdock officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church in Tullahoma, the Marilyn Morris Library, c/o Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Tullahoma, or the Charles Douglas “Speedy” Morris Scholarship Fund, c/o Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

11/16/19 — Lela Ailene Cole

Lela Ailene Cole of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, November 11,
2019 at her residence at the age of 82.  A Celebration of Life Gathering
will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 12 – 2 PM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cole, a native of Winchester Springs, was the daughter of the late
Herman Leonard and Mildred C. Armstrong Hodge.  She enjoyed sewing,
gardening and traveling in the RV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Margaret
Perkins.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Cole of Tullahoma; son, Ricky J.
Smedley of Tullahoma; daughters, Pamela Bisbe of Breese, IL and Kimberly
Norges of Camden, MO; sister, Patricia Young of DeSoto, IL and three
grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS