Obituaries

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6/14/19–Freeman Dale Matlock

Funeral services for Mr. Freeman Dale Matlock, age 67 of Estill Springs, will be conducted on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Hillsboro. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday prior to the service from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Mr. Matlock passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Freeman was born on March 7, 1952 in Coffee County. He was employed by Batesville Casket Company for over 37 years. Mr. Matlock was an avid animal lover and you never knew what animal he might be bringing home. He had a love for gardening and John Deere tractors. Freeman enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.
Preceded in death by his father, A.B. Matlock; son, Christopher Dale Matlock. Survived by his mother, Mavis Medley Matlock; wife, Vickie Foster Matlock; sons, Devon Dale Matlock (Jennifer), Joshua Bryan Matlock (Cortney Clark); daughter, Lisa Matlock; brothers, Robert Wayne Matlock (Sandra), Calvin Clay Matlock, Roger Dale Matlock (Judy), Mark Hamilton Matlock (Sharon); sisters, Carolyn Susan Smith, Nancy Elaine Crocker; grandchildren, Alyssa Schooley, Lathan Dale Matlock, Jace Schooley, Daisy Matlock; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

6/15/19 — James Franklin Johnson

Mr. James Franklin Johnson, 78, of the Hubbard’s
Cove Community in Grundy County, passed away Monday June 10, 2019 at the
Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee with his family at his
bedside. He was born in Viola, Tennessee on October 26, 1940 to James
Calvin and Mabel Fults Johnson who preceded him in death along with his
wife, Mildred Hobbs Johnson.

He was US Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. He
was retired from Bouldin and Lawson where he served as plant manager. He
also had worked at Carrier Corporation as a supervisor, Oster and
Powermatic. He operated Johnson’s Exxon in Hubbard’s Cove for many years
and J & J Market in Viola. He enjoyed farming and raising vegetables.

He is survived by his sons, Stephen D. Fearing and James P. “J.P” (Amanda)
Johnson; daughters, Cindy Myers, Sherry (Tony) Frazier and Kim (Kary)
Frazier; brother, Luther Paul Johnson; grandchildren, Brad Myers, Kelcie
Fearing, Eric and Christa Frazier, Heather Melton, Brittany McGee, Landon
and Haley Johnson, Dylan Crawford and Jake McClain; great grandchildren,
Allie and Chloe Melton, Bryce and Braxton McGee, Elissia and Jayla Frazier,
Issabella and McKenna Searcy, Jaymeson and Shelbey Hale.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with
Minister Ralph Springer officiating with burial to follow in the Wesley
Chapel Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday
at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com

Central Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements

6/13/19 — Virginia Henegar Nunley

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Henegar Nunley, age 80, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Costello officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Nunley passed from this life on Monday, June 10, 2019, at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.

Virginia was born in Coffee County, TN to the late B.F. and Alta Heatherly Henegar. She was an insurance agent at Southern Insurance Company before her retirement. Virginia loved to cook, work, play card games, and watch basketball, but spending time with her family and friends was her favorite. Virginia was a loving wife, sister, and aunt.

In addition to her parents, Virginia is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale Nunley. She is survived by her brother, Jerry Henegar (Ruby); two sisters, Alice Rigney (Bruce) and Teresa McFadden; special great-nephew, Bentley McFadden; special friends, Grady and Cricket Scott and Mark Myers and family; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all of Virginia’s friends and the faculty at McArthur Manor for being so loving and kind.

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

6/16/19–Collie Eugene Carney

On June 9, 2019 Collie Eugene Carney closed his eyes on earth and opened them in Heaven to see the face of Jesus. There is no doubt that he heard our Savior say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant”. Mr. Carney was born in Chatom, AL to the late Willie Carney and Pearl Henson Carney who survives. During his life Mr. Carney served his country proudly as a member of the United States Navy during the First Gulf War, and Operation Desert Storm. He then worked as a Utility Operator for A.T.A. He was also a devout member of Rutledge Falls Baptist Church. Collie was a treasured father, husband, uncle, son, brother, teacher, leader, mentor, and friend. He had the heart of a servant, and he served Christ and others until he was physically unable to serve any longer. His life is a testimony to what true servanthood should look like in each of our lives. Collie was a consistent Christ follower, and his faith did not waver. When faced with obstacles, he met those roadblocks with his head held high and his hand holding on to our Saviors. He trusted The Lord, and he trusted The Lord’s plan for his life. His faith was unshakeable. His love for Christ was contagious and his willingness to pour out his life as an offering was inspiring. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his father, Collie was preceded in death by one daughter, Tiffanie Carney; one brother, Ed Carney; and one sister, Brenda Cooley. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Julie Tweet Carney of Tullahoma; one son, C.J. Carney of Tullahoma; three daughters, Adrianne, Emily, and Elizabeth Carney all of Tullahoma; one granddaughter, Caysea Mae; and two brothers, Phillip Carney and his wife Vera, and Dennis Carney and his wife Jada. Collie is rejoicing in Glory with our Savior. Cancer did not win. It just gave us an example of how to fight well and lean on The Lord for strength and peace. Those who put their trust in The Lord will be reunited with Collie again, and that gives us great hope and a reason to rejoice. Collie is at home with our Lord. Visitation for Mr. Carney will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place Sunday, June 16 at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Billy Levingood and Dee Drake officiating. Burial will follow at Hoover’s Grove Cemetery in Moore County.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

6/16/19 — George H. Feather

George H. Feather, of Tullahoma, passed this life at his residence on
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the age of 67. A native of Levittown,
Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late John W. Feather Sr. and the late
Eleanor Bell Feather. He served in the U S Army and upon retirement became
a registered nurse. He worked at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma, the
Bedford County Hospital and then retired from the Lynchburg Nursing Home. He
attended the Booneville Methodist Church. He enjoyed farming, reading and
camping. He was an adventurer and enjoyed traveling. His favorite times
were spent with his family.

Mr. Feather is survived by his wife, Dawn Feather of Tullahoma; son, Shane
Feather(Melissa) of Foley, AL; daughters, Melissa Simmons(Scott) of Gulf
Breeze, FL and Nicole Johnson(Randy Hares) of Tullahoma; brothers, John
Feather of Lynchburg and William Feather of Virginia; sisters, Judy
Emenhizer of Levittown, PA, Joyce Luck of Tallahassee, FL and Janice Pryor
and Joann Kane, both of Levittown; grandchildren, Amber Carr, Kaiden
Simmons, Deanne Burress, Joshua Vincent, Branden Johnson, Austin Johnson,
Camden Hares and Devyn Hares and great grandchildren, Sylus Izzo, Sabella
Izzo, Abbie Burress and Paislee Burress.

A celebration of life event will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 2 –
6 PM at Hope Springs Sandefur Farms, across the street from 3030 Buckeye
Loop, Lynchburg, TN, 37352 in the big red barn. In lieu of flowers, please
bring a picture and/or story about George to share with the family. If you
are unable to attend, but would like your story shared, please email it to
shanegf@gmail.com. Please dress for a party (our guys will be wearing
shirts).

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

6/11/19 — Mary Geneva Jacobs-Crouch

Mary Geneva Jacobs-Crouch of Manchester passed this life on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Bailey Manor at the age of 91. Mrs. Geneva was born in West Palm Beach, FL to the late Frank and Cleo Holder Jackson. During her life, she was a member of Rutledge Falls Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Geneva is preceded in death by three husbands, Ross Floyd Jacobs, Leon Vincent, and Earl Crouch; one sister, Anita Doty; and two brothers, Clifford and Donald Jackson. She is survived by three daughters, Keita Chumley, Kathy Norton and her husband Wendell, and Kim Trail and her husband Doug; one son, Kit Jacobs and his wife, Vicki; 13 grandchildren, Sandy Brewer, Kay Jacobs, Crescida Jacobs, Tracy Stembridge, Sean Norton, Ashleigh Gipson, Colt Norton, Keith Jacobs, Chuck Jacobs, Shannon Wilson, Kyle Byrom, Matt Trail, and Jonathan Trail; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Geneva will be held on Monday, June 10 from 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place Tuesday, June 11 at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Bro. David Wall officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Geneva’s memory be made to The Alzheimer’s Association: 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

6/12/19 — Christine Statum

Christine Statum of Tullahoma, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at
Vanderbilt Medical Center at the age of 87 years. Funeral Services are
scheduled for 2 PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral
Home with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive
friends on Tuesday, June 11, from 5 – 8 PM.

Mrs. Statum, a native of Tullahoma, was the daughter of the late John and
Eliza McCarter Blackburn. She was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle
Baptist Church and loved reading her Bible. She also enjoyed working
crossword puzzles, playing solitaire on the computer, collecting pigs, and
watching game shows on TV. Her favorite times were spent with her family.
She was a great cook and her family’s favorites were her turkey and
dressing, green beans and meatloaf. A favorite family memory was her
ability to write in short hand which appeared to her grandchildren as a
secret language.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy
Clifton Statum; brothers, Doug, Sam, Joseph and Robert Blackburn and
sister, Louise Stockton.

She is survived by son, Kip Statum of Tullahoma; daughter, Pam Statum
Northcutt and her husband, Byron of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Dustin Statum
and his wife, Hilary of Manchester, Ashlie Statum Thompson of Manchester
and Kaila Northcutt of Tullahoma and great grandchildren, Aniston and Heidi
Statum, Alexis Thompson, Whitney and Jonathan Statum and Timothy Henderson.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

6/9/19 — Clara Mae Barnes

Funeral services for Clara Mae Barnes, age 85, of Hillsboro, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 12:00 PM until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Barnes passed away on June 6, 2019 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.

Clara was born in Coffee County, TN, the daughter of the late James and Vinnie Trussell Brown. She was a seamstress and a member of Shady Grove Church of the Nazarene in Decherd, TN. Clara enjoyed sewing, making quilts, dresses, and dolls, cooking, baking, and she collected salt and pepper shakers.

In addition to her parents, Clara was also preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, J.W. Barnes. She is survived by two sons, Jeff (Doreen) Barnes and John (Cathy) Barnes; two daughters, Jean (Paul) Wildman and Joann (Greg) Boyd; one brother, Elbert (Shirley) Brown; 8 grandchildren, Sherry (Shane) Toney, Josh (Lishia) Barnes, Michelle (Daniel) Wildman, Lisa (Chad) Lorance, Brad (Megan) Barnes, Robby Clark, Katy Kilgore, and Laura Barnes; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Penny.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Alive Hospice, 1629 Williams Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barnes family.

6/8/19 — Norma Jean Rogers Wilson

Mrs. Norma Jean Rogers Wilson, 88, passed away
Tuesday June 4, 2019 at the NHC Nursing Home in Tullahoma. She was born in
Morrison, Tennessee in Warren County on February 22, 1931, to Dion and
Eliza Irene Bonner Rogers who preceded her in death in addition to her
husband of 51 years, LeRoy Ramsey Wilson; sister, Willie B. Woodlee;
brother, Leslie Glenn Rogers.

Mrs. Wilson was a retired teacher. She taught in Warren County, Coffee
County and the College Street Elementary School. She was a member of the
Saint Paul United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Coffee County
Retired Teachers, TEA, MTEA and the American Legion Auxillary. One of her
proudest achievements was being Outstanding Educational Teacher of America
in 1975.

She was baptized at age 12 and remained active in all church activities,
volunteered with Human Services for 3 years, was a caregiver to her
husband with an extended illness, proud Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She
had a deep everlasting love for all the children she taught during her
forty years. She was a caretaker for her elderly neighbors and had a deep,
everlasting love for family and especially her relatives. She wanted her
last hour to be her finest hour of her entire life.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Jimmy Dale and Rhoda Wilson of
Winter Park, Florida; grandsons, Christopher Scott Wilson and Patrick Dale
Wilson; sister, Donna Sue Cooper, Antioch, TN; sister-in-law, Wilma Rogers,
Morrison, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Saturday June 8, 2019 in the
Central Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Parks officiating with burial to
follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 10:30 AM – 12:00
noon Saturday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
www.centralfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Saint Judes Children’s
Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Central Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

6/7/19 — Juanita Alexander Hunter

Hunter, Juanita Alexander, passed away on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born on May 23rd, 1927 to the late John and Ora Alexander of Franklin County. A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Hunter was a resident of Tullahoma for many years. She was a 1944 graduate of Franklin County High School in Winchester and was employed as the personnel secretary for Genesco in Tullahoma for several years. She later completed college courses at Peabody College in Nashville. Mrs. Hunter was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma and was an active member of The Daughters of the American Revolution; The Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Daughters of 1812; Ladies Hermitage Association of Nashville, as well as several local civic organizations. She was a co-founder of The Foundation for the Preservation of Oakwood Cemetery in Tullahoma. Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Dale O. Hunter, Sr.; parents, John Vincent Alexander and Ora Weaver Alexander; sisters, Betty Jane Alexander (twin sister of Wayne) and Marie Alexander Cowie; and brother-in-law, John Alexander. Mrs. Hunter is survived by three children, Dr. Dale O. Hunter, Jr. (Allie), Karen Hunter Wells (Rick) and Jane Hunter Eggleston (Vincent); two grandchildren, Stacy Eggleston McWhorter (Brandon) and Leslie Eggleston (Erin); four great-grandchildren, Barrett, Christian, Bella and Brooklyn (due in July); two brothers, Bob Alexander (Betty) and Wayne Alexander (Jeannie); and sister, Johnnie Alexander. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home, with the funeral on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 11:00am at First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma. A private burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Tullahoma. Memorials may be made to the Tullahoma First United Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388 or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank all the personnel of Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Tullahoma; Tennova (Harton) Hospital in Tullahoma and NHC Tullahoma, who all provided care for our loved one.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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