Category: Obituaries

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Gunnar Drew Roepke

Gunnar Drew Roepke of Tullahoma passed this life on Saturday, September 26,
2020 at the age of 27.  Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, October
2, 2020 at 10 AM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.  Visitation with the
family will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 5:30 PM -8:00 PM.

A native of Manhattan, KS, he was the son of Randy and Sherry Roepke of
Tullahoma.  He worked as an aircraft mechanic and flying and working on
aircraft were some of his favorite activities.  His favorite song was even
“Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra. He was a gifted musician and taught
himself to play piano and the clarinet.  In his youth, he spent many hours
volunteering with Horse Play and helping his grandfather with lawncare at
the Trinity Care Center.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Skylar Ansleigh Roepke; grandmother,
Norma Roepke and grandparents, Noel and Marilyn Nickel.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Camellia Roepke of
Tullahoma; son, O’Connar Roepke; daughter, McKenzie Grace Roepke; brother,
Matthew Roepke (Kayla) of Manhattan, KS; sister, Kellee West of Tullahoma;
grandfather, Ross Roepke of Tullahoma and nieces, Anna Leigh and Lacey West.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made in
his honor to Cumberland Heights at
www.cumberlandheights.com/giving/donate/memorial-fund or 800-646-9998.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Cherry Sue Harding

 Graveside services for Ms. Cherry Sue Harding, age 69, of Manchester, will
be conducted at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Rose Hill
Memorial Gardens.  Ms. Harding passed from this life on Sunday, September
27, 2020, at her residence in Manchester.

Cherry was born in Albany, GA, the daughter of the late John R. and Dorothy
Collins.  She was a lifelong nurse who never met a stranger.  Cherry was
open hearted, would help anyone in need, and fiercely loyal to her family.
Her grandchildren meant everything to her.  Cherry was a loving mother,
grandmother, and sister.

In addition to her parents, Cherry is also preceded in death by one
brother, John Collins; one sister, Melanie Collins; one grandson, Justin
Jones.  She is survived by her two sons, John Kenneth Jones and Karl
Stephen Jones; one brother, Anthony Collins; three grandchildren, Jordan
Jones, Tyler Jones, and Brianna Jones; four great-grandchildren, Logan
Jones, Laine Jones, Alexandria Jones, and Caden Tosh.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harding family.

Darrell Wayne Booher

Darrell Wayne Booher, age 70 years and 5 months of Manchester, passed away
on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at his home after an extended illness. A
celebration of his life will be held at the First Baptist Church of
Manchester on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11 AM with Pastor Brenton Cox
officiating. A visitation with the family will begin at 10 AM until time of
service. At his request, part of his remains will be buried in the family
cemetery in Livingston, TN and the rest will be scattered in the ocean in
Brazil.

Darrell was born on April 26, 1950, to the late Eugene and Vola Joyce Smith
Booher in McMinnville, TN. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Manchester and an electric operator for AEDC for 30 years. Darrell served
his country in the United States Navy on the US Navy Atlantic Fleet during
the Vietnam Era. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Darrell
enlisted in the United States Army in the 1st Signal BN in Kaiserslautern,
Germany. Darrell’s family legacy for military service dates back to the
Civil War, WW I, and WWII. He is thought of as a devoted American who loved
his country. Darrell was a loving husband, devoted to his family, a loyal
friend, and a skilled electric guitar player. He had an open heart of
generosity and was an abundant giver.

In addition to his parents, Darrell is preceded in death by his brother,
Kevin Booher, and his “2nd dad”, James Bowen. He is survived by his loving
wife of 34 years, Ana Maria Oliveira Booher;  his dear “2nd mom”, Chris
Bowen; sister, Patricia Carroll; 6 brothers-in-law and 5 sisters-in-law after; several cousins, numerous nieces and
nephews, in Tennessee and Brazil, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the music
ministry at the First Baptist Church of Manchester in memory of Darrell and
his love of music.

Hugh Michael “Mike” Gonzales

Hugh Michael “Mike” Gonzales, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at his home at the age of 68. Mike was born in Tullahoma to the late Johnny Garcia Gonzales Sr. and Bessie Maude Parks Gonzales. He worked as a Computer Room Supervisor with Sverdrup and also had owned and operated his own karate studio: Bushido Wado Ryu. Mike was also a member of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing as well as watching all different kinds of sports. Mike also loved classic cars…especially old Broncos. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Debbie Ruff. Mike is survived by his wife, Shara Gonzales; two daughters, Kristen Sisk and her husband David, and Katie Gleason and her husband Steve; three grandchildren, Reid Sisk and his girlfriend Emilie, and Emily and Elise Gleason; four brothers, Johnny Gonzales Jr. (Theresa), Mark Gonzales (Kate), Ralph Gonzales, and Bill Gonzales (Marty); and one sister, Shirley Floyd. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 12:00-12:30pm. After visitation at the funeral home, there will be a funeral mass held at 1:00pm at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Stephen Klasek 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 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Madison

Carol Madison of Manchester passed this life on Friday, September 25, 2020
at her residence at the age of 75.  Funeral Services are scheduled for
Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.  The
family will receive friends and family beginning at 1 PM.

A native of Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel
Edwards Bagley.  She was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church in
Manchester and enjoyed reading, working jigsaw puzzles and quilting.  She
also enjoyed watching Netflix, the Hallmark Channel and game shows.  She
loved feeding and watching her Hummingbirds while working in her yard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Tammi
Isbell; brother Johnny Lance and sister, Emmagene Tartarini.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin Madison of Manchester; son, Brandon
Madison of Manchester; daughter, Melanie Isabell of Manchester; sister,
Peggy Rush of Alabama; grandchildren, Brittany Hodges (Lane) of Gallatin,
Jay Isbell of Ragland, AL, and Chase, Dakota and Tripp Hodges, all of
Murfreesboro and four great grandchildren.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Lane Allen Frame

Lane Allen Frame, age 12 of Manchester, passed away on September 21, 2020,
in Frankfort, MI. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, September
27, 2020, in the Manchester Funeral Home chapel with Bro. James Campbell
and Pastor Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Blanton’s
Chapel cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 12 Noon until
time of service on Sunday.

Lane was born on November 13, 2007 to Steve Frame and Jennifer Luke in
Tullahoma, TN. He was a student at Coffee County Middle School. He loved
skateboarding, playing video games, listening to his music, and the Star
Wars Legos.

Lane is survived by his dad, Steve Frame and Misty Seagroves; mother
Jennifer Luke; his loving and devoted “Nanny”, Debbie Frame; brothers,
Trey, Cody, and Aden Frame, Dylan and Brycen Seagroves; sisters, Emily
Kimmons, Chey, Avery Seagroves, and Mary Wolfrem; several aunts, uncles,
cousins, and a host of friends.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Frame family.

www.manchesterfuneralhome.com

Jacob Devin Berber

Jacob Devin Berber passed this life on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at
Tennova Healthcare – Harton in Tullahoma.  Graveside services are scheduled
for 10 AM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Jacob was the son of Devin Issac Berber and Kaylee Danielle Herrington of
Tullahoma.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by grandparents,
Julia Fritz of Tullahoma, Johnny Berber of Winchester and April Earls of
Manchester; great grandparents, Rita and John Ward of McMinnville, Ron and
Martha Fritz of Bell Buckle and Bobby and Judy Wallace of Columbia; uncles
Ryan Berber of Tullahoma and Ryder Earls of Manchester and aunt, Ashleigh
Berber of Tullahoma..

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Anna Lee “Ann” Mealer

Anna Lee “Ann” Mealer of Tullahoma passed this life on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at NHC Tullahoma at the age of 91. Mrs. Mealer was born in Manchester to the late Edgar and Myrtle Milstead Lawrence. During her life, Mrs. Mealer was a member of West End Baptist Church who enjoyed reading, cooking, riding around, and doing word puzzles. She babysat all throughout her life, and was dearly beloved by all the families she cared for. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mealer is preceded in death by her husband, Grady Mealer; eight siblings, Gussie Tate, Louise Croft, Sammie Caroll, Julia Lawrence, Eddye Beacham, Robert Lawrence, Paul Lawrence, and Roberta Tate; and a granddaughter-in-law, Sara Wells. She is survived by one son, Tommy Mealer; one daughter, Sandra Wells; three grandchildren, Lee Anne Wells, Grady Wells, and Clint Mealer; one great-grandson, Charlie Wells; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Mealer will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 11:00-1:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel at 1:00pm with Bro. Dale Grosch officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Ann’s memory be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee- PO Box 1373 Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Henry Colbert III

Memorial services for Mr. Clarence Henry Colbert, III, age 87 years, 11
months, and 2 days. will be conducted on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4 PM
in the Manchester Funeral Home chapel. Visitation  with the family will
begin at 2 PM until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Colbert passed
away on Saturday at his home in Estill Springs.
Mr. Clarence was born on October 18, 1932, to the late Clarence Henry
Colbert, Jr. and Madge Alice Lewis Colbert in Ada, OK. He served his
country in the United States Navy and later was employed as an instrument
technician for Calspan at AEDC. Mr. Clarence is survived by his daughter,
Sabrina Colbert, and sons, Charles, James, and Steven Colbert, and Charles
Fleischman.
As per Mr. Colbert’s request, he will be cremated and his remains will be
taken back to Oklahoma to be buried on the Fort Washita Indian Reservation.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Colbert family.
www.manchesterfuneralhome.com

James A Hodges

James A Hodges of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, September 20,2020
at his residence at the age of 59. Funeral Services are scheduled for
Saturday, September 26 at 1 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial
to follow at Ragsdale Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 –
8 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home on Friday, September 25, 2020.

A native of Tullahoma, he was the son of the late Danny Ray and Dorothy
Louise Sanders Hodges. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by wife, Carol Hodges; brothers, Donny Reese and Tim Sanders and sisters,
Ann Spry, Susie Ann Hodges and Melinda Louise Hodges.

He is survived by son, James Ernest Hodges of Summitville; sisters, Sally
Woodward, Linda Sue Wilbur and Connie Ann Mulligan, all of Manchester;
uncle, Homer Hodges of Summitville and aunt, Margaret Mearse.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.