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Category: Obituaries

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Amber Dawn Zwicker

Zwicker, Amber Dawn, of Normandy, passed this life on Monday, April 27th, 2020 at Tennova Healthcare-Harton at the age of 33. Amber was born in Hampton, Virginia to Robert and Doreen DeSotto Zwicker who both survive and was a member of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Amber is survived by her parents, Robert and Doreen Zwicker; her sister, Ashley Shipley and her husband Robbie; and her niece and nephew, Sophia and Anthony Shipley. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church at 6:00pm with Father Stephen Klasek officiating. The family will visit with friends beginning at 5:45pm. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Cats Are Us And Dogs Too, 119 Providence Boulevard, Clarksville, Tennessee 37042. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Parker

Nellie Parker, 91, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at McArthur Manor in

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Wade & Lillie Alma Womack
Myers, brother, Gary Myers, sister, Helen Jernigan, and her beloved
husband, J.W. Parker, Sr.

Nellie is survived by her son, John Wesley Parker, Jr.; daughters, Virginia
Tipps, Glenda Parker, and Charlotte Finney; brothers, Tommy Wayne Myers and
Denton Myers; sister, Sandra Bellflower; eight grandchildren; seventeen
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a long-time member of Prairie Plains Church of Christ.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 4, 2020 at
Asbury Cemetery with Billy Robison officiating.

Central Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements –

David L. Ehemann

David L. Ehemann of Tullahoma passed this life on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at
Tennova Healthcare-Harton at the age of 68. The family will receive friends
on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home  from 6 PM – 7 PM.

David, a native of Pittsburg, TX was the son of the late, Harold
Christopher and Billie Sue Tittle Ehemann.  He was a 1970 graduate of
Tullahoma High School and enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing.

He is survived by son, James Christopher Johnston of Tullahoma and
brothers, Donald Mark Ehemann of Manchester and Stanley Christopher Ehemann
of Alexandria, VA.

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

Mary Lavern Taylor Parks

Monday, June 29, 2020, Mary Lavern Taylor Parks passed away at her home at the age of 77. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 3, 2020 at Lynchburg Funeral Home at 3 PM.  Burial will follow at River View Cemetery in Fayetteville. Visitation will be held before the service, beginning at 1 PM. 

She was born April 22, 1943 to William N. and Ozell Wells Taylor in Lincoln County Tennessee. She was a member of the Baptist church and worked as a clerk at several stores over her lifetime. Lavern was devoted to her family. She focused on caring for her children and then helping them take care of their families. She shared all she had with them. Her cooking was amazing and she took pride in teaming up with her son-in-law, Tommy Ables, and grandson, Josh Goosby, to feed “everybody” any chance she could. She would supervise Tommy and Josh’s garden each year and took joy in giving her friends and family vegetables from it. She loved her pets and had fur babies for as long as anyone can remember. Princess and Buster will miss her greatly.

She is survived by her son, Greg (Sherri) Parks and daughter, Margie Ables.

Her sisters, Tricia (Johnny) Tucker, of Portland, TN and Joyce Law of Meridianville, AL.

Her grandchildren, Joshua Goosby, Allayne (Terry) Davis, Danielle Parks (Scott), and Jonathan (Sarah) Parks.

Great grandchildren, Trent Parks, Alex Parks, and Madilyn (Madi) Davis.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved son-in-law, Tommy Ables.

For online guest registry please visit, www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com


Judith Marilyn Beall

Judith Marilyn Beall
July 10, 1947 – June 13, 2020

Judith Marilyn Beall, age 72, of Manchester, TN, left this world on June 13, 2020 to go into the arms of her loving LORD. Judy and Joann (her twin sister) were born on July 10, 1947 to Max I and Ruth Elsie (Drange) Swartzell. She graduated from Bristol High School, Bristol, IN in 1965. She attended Olivet Nazarene College from 1965 to 1968. On January 24, 1970, she married Michael J Beall, they lived and served the LORD together, until her death.
Judy was a faithful follower of the LORD, from age 12. She shared Jesus Christ with everyone she met, and was around. She lived an unselfish life, sharing the LORD’s UNCONDITIONAL LOVE with EVERYONE. She had a giving heart, sharing at times everything she had. Even after her death, with the donation of her organs and tissue so others could live.
She loved working with ALL ages of children, and adults. She taught Sunday School, organized and ran Junior Churches, one on a military base with over 300 children. She worked in Vacation Bible Schools, doing arts and crafts. Every VBS program she was involved with, the kids loved to do the crafts she created, and many adults also wanted to do the crafts. She was a lay speaker, sharing the Word of the LORD. She counseled 1000’s of people over the years, always pointing them to the LORD. She always listened, time after time, even if it was the same issues that were repeated to her, she just listened
She loved and served the LORD with everything inside her, she used the talents she was blessed with. The LORD used her! This is the heritage she has passed onto her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She was a life long devoted and Godly housewife, and care giver to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved to bake and decorate cakes, in every shape and size you could imagine, she also taught cake decorating. Doing so as a side business, for most of her life.
Her total goal in life was to share the love, grace, mercy, peace, hope, and joy of serving and being one with the LORD, to everyone she met. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Max (1988) and Ruth (1984) Swartzell, and one brother Larry Edward (2015) Swartzell.

She is survived by her husband Mike, sons Mike Jr and Tracy, grandchildren Kelsi (Beall) and Chris Welch, Dustin and Damica (Flores), Wyatt and Vanessa (Martinez), and Colton Dakota Beall, great-grandchildren Jason, Olivia, Lillianna, Johnny, Valerie, and Jaxen. Sisters and brothers: Joann (Swartzell) and Ralph Leiby, Karen (Swartzell) and LaVerne Patterson, Ron and Judy Swartzell, Marlene (Swartzell) and Dennis Meredith, Dennis Swartzell, and Brian and Lauri Swartzell.

After Judy gave her organs and tissue so many others could live, she was placed into the care of the Neptune Society, Brentwood, TN for her body to be cremated.

A memorial service will be at the Summitville United Methodist Church, 15 Clark St., Manchester, TN, on Judy’s and Joann’s birthday July 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Rev James Butler will officiate, with Barry Phelps, and Kim Young assisting. The service will be held outside in the covered pavilion (please bring your own outdoor chairs, but metal folding chairs will be available).

There also will be a memorial service held in the Bristol – Elkhart, IN area on Sept 5, time and location to be announced later.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Summitville United Methodist Church, or the local church you attend.

Sara Catherine Wells

Dr. Sara Catherine Wells, of Sewanee, passed this life on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at the age of 38. Sara was born in Miami, Florida to Bill Kinsey and Pat Veno. She worked as a Urologist and Surgeon at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester and was a member of the American Medical Association. Sara is survived by her husband, Grady Wells; one son, Charlie Wells; her father, Bill Kinsey and his wife Kate; her mother, Pat Veno; and one sister, Karen Better and her husband Mike. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00pm with a memorial service to follow at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank “Mike” Jarrell

A celebration of life for Mr. Frank “Mike” Jarrell, age 63, of Manchester, will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until the time of service on Sunday, at the funeral home. Mike passed suddenly from this life on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Unity Medical Center in Manchester, TN.

Mike was born on October 26, 1956, in Huntsville, AL, the son of the late Billy and Barbara Jarrell. He was a long-time business owner in the Manchester area. Mike enjoyed being outdoors. He loved to golf, fish, go hunting, and have family cookouts. He was always the life of the party, dancing around with a smile on his face, and making people laugh. Spending time with his family, especially his grandson, was his favorite thing in the world. Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Barbara Jarrell. He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Genie Jarrell; one son, Craig Jarrell; two daughters, Gracie Jarrell and Riley Elrod (Thomas); one grandson, Elliott Jarrell; a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Mike’s name to the Coffee County Junior Golf Inc., 6751 McMinnville Highway, Manchester, TN 37355.

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

Luther “Sonny” Clyde Bucy

Mr. Luther “Sonny” Clyde Bucy, age 77, of Morrison, TN passed from this
life on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.

Sonny was born in Nashville, TN, on April 17, 1943, the son of the late
Luther and Marie Bucy.  He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving for the United
States Air Force.  Sonny was a very loving husband, father, grandfather,
and brother.

In addition to his parents, Luther is also preceded in death by one sister,
Linda Garrett.  He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Nicki Bucy;
one son, Luther Troy Bucy and his wife, Michelle; two daughters, Leanne
Merritt (Mike) and Lori Trew (Jason); one brother, Johnny Bucy (Sue); four
grandchildren, Abigail Bucy, Haleigh Bucy, Graem Merritt, and Mara Mann.

In honor of Sonny’s wishes, there will be no services.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bucy family.

Golda C. Glasgow

Golda C. Glasgow, affectionately known as Goldie, passed on to her heavenly
reward on June 27, 2020.  She recently celebrated her 99th birthday (June
14, 1921). Ms. Goldie was of the “greatest generation”, growing up during
the Great Depression in rural SW Virginia.  She was the oldest of 11

Ms. Goldie left Austinville, VA., a few years after high school graduation,
and traveled to Washington DC.  She rode the train to interview for a job
with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  She was hired in 1943.

She performed her duties diligently and soon was promoted to a supervisory
position in the fingerprint division.  Her work history began during the
crucial war years.  She met, dated, and finally married a career Navy
Officer, thus beginning her new career as a military wife, moving wherever
the Navy stationed them.

Upon her husband’s retirement from the Navy in 1964, the family moved to
Tullahoma, TN. where he began a second career with Arnold Engineering and
Development Center.  Upon retirement from that job in 1983, they remained
in Tullahoma and then decided to return to Virginia in 1992.  Her husband
died from injuries received in a car wreck during the transition.  She
continued building the house in Virginia and then moved there where she
resided until she was 95.  During the 24-year return to her hometown area,
she remained independent, living by herself and driving each day.  She was
proud of herself to continue to drive until almost 96 years of age.

Her son moved her back to Tullahoma in 2016 for safety reasons. She learned
to adjust to assisted living and made many friends at Morning Pointe.

Displaying the greatest characteristics of her generation, she was humble,
proactive, kept faithful commitments, had great integrity, knew how to
survive, and exhibited personal responsibility.  She dedicated her life to
doing the “right thing’.  She bestowed these values to her children.  She
loved gardening, and was well known for her vegetables, along with her
pecan pies and carrot cakes.  She read health related magazines and was
very health conscious.

She enjoyed making Kombucha tea, a healthy fermented tea.  In fact, her
granddaughter, Melanie Wade Styles opened the first and finest Kombucha
manufacturing plant in the state of Georgia, known as Golda Kombucha LLC.
It continues to thrive with Ms. Goldie’s picture and personal story on many

Her son says that it was an honor to assist her and traveled extensively
with her the last 21 years of her life.  He says that she had a wonderful
responsible personality, complimented with a splash of drama.  It made for
a unique and exciting combination of personality traits.  She kept everyone
laughing wherever they found themselves in their travels.  He says that she
loved to eat at Cracker Barrel restaurants and always asked for a table
near the fireplace in the winter months.  She continued, to the last days,
to give the orders and expected everyone to comply with them.  Her son says
it was a joy to see someone still in control of their life at such an old

Her youngest daughter, Kathy, says that Ms. Golda’s loving, but opinionated
strong personality will be sadly missed by all her friends, caregivers, and

She had a peaceful death, surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Robert Glasgow.

She is survived by her 3 children: Brenda Eaves (Richard), Snellville,
Georgia; Ron Glasgow, Tullahoma, Tennessee; and Kathy Inman (Scotty),
Woodstock, Georgia; 5 grandchildren;6 great grandchildren; 1 sister (Audene
Bogart); 2 brothers, (Glenn Cox and Wayne Cox)

A celebration of life is planned at Grubb Funeral Home, 215 S. 6th St.,
Wytheville, Virginia. 276-228-3101 (Email:grubbfh@hotmail.com) Expressions
of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com (once the
portal  and celebration of life date are established). Interment will be at
the Bethany Methodist Church Cemetery in Austinville, Virginia.


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

Phillip Wayne Ballinger

Phillip Wayne Ballinger of Tullahoma passed this life on Saturday, June 27,
2020 at his residence at the age of 68.  Memorial Services will be
scheduled at a later time.

Phillip, a native of Shelbyville, was the son of the late Frank and Evelynn
White Ballinger.  He was a U S Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam
War. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy
Baker Ballinger; son, Shane Ballinger and brother, Tony Ballinger.

He is survived by son, Daniel Ballinger of Lynchburg; brother, Larry
Ballinger of Monteagle and sister, Peggy Pinkston (Glen) of Shelbyville.

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