Category: Obituaries

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Alice Hale

Alice Hale, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Saturday, April 10 th , 2021 at her home at the age of 79. Alice was born in Manchester to the late Samuel and Ruby Lynch Cathey and worked for 25 years at Wilson Golf. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Thomas Hale; one daughter, Tonya Culpepper; one brother, Bobby Cathey; and two sisters, Sandra Franklin and Shirley Smith. Alice is survived by one son, Joe Hale and his wife Mandy; two daughters, Jamie Humphreys and her husband James and Tammy Moore and her husband Roger; two sisters, Rita Ray and Jan Phillips; five grandchildren, Katelynn, Nathan, Jessie, Jacob and Parker; and her best friend, Wilma Thomas. A private graveside service will be held with Patrick Waller officiating. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billie Judy Casey

Funeral services for Ms. Billie Judy Casey, age 87 of Manchester, will be
conducted at 2:30 PM on Sunday, April 11, 2020, at Manchester Funeral Home
with Pastor Benton Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove
cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 PM until time of
service at the funeral home. Ms. Casey passed away on Thursday, April 8 at
NHC in Tullahoma after an extended illness.

Billie J. “Judy” Bell Casey was born on August 20, 1933, to the late
Beatrice Smoot and William Houston Bell, Sr. She was the wife of W. Arland
Casey for 68 years. Ms. Casey was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist
Church, Lewisburg 1st Baptist Church, Judson Baptist Church, and Manchester
1st Baptist Church. Ms. Casey loved her family with all her heart. She had
a great concern for children and families with special needs. One of her
dearest friends she ever had was her mother-in-law, Mary Neil Casey. Ms.
Casey had a deep kinship with all her friends and neighbors in Shady Grove
and Morrison. She felt especially blessed with her husband of 68 years, who
was her best friend. She worked for Marshall Co. school system, Lewisburg
Library, State of TN Board of Education, the TN Baptist Children’s Home in
Franklin, TN, and for the Business & Sportsman Association in Manchester.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Ms. Casey is preceded in death
by her brothers, Houston Bell, Jr., Frank Bell, and Kenneth Bell. She is
survived by her children, Steve Casey and his wife, Anna Claire, Linda
Elliott and her husband, Mike, and Patricia Casey; 8 grandchildren, Tara
Boyd (Jason), Adam Casey (Melissa), Laura Thorn (Elliot), Charles Foresman
(Lisa), Jennifer Foresman, Andrew Pope (Katy), Ben Pope, Emily Wrisner; 9
great grandchildren; two brothers, Gary Bell (Judy) and Charles “Chuck”
Bell (Jeanette); many wonderful nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Casey family.

Lanny “Man” Leon Buchanan

 Lanny “Man” Leon Buchanan departed this life on Wednesday April 7th, 2021 at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. He was born on August 18th, 1966 in Shelbyville, TN, to the late Joseph Earl Buchanan and Renaecker Jean Britton Arnold.

As a member of the A & B Gospel Soul Singers and The New Traveling Stars, he sang about his love and relationship for Jesus. He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. And every softball season, you could catch him at Dave King Park as a fair and beloved umpire.

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In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Murray. He leaves to honor his memory: a devoted wife of 33 years, Phillisa Buchanan, two daughters, TaCcara (Tommie) Norwood, Ta’Neesa Buchanan, and one son, AnTwan (Ashley) Buchanan; three grandchildren, Ja’vionne and A’ja Buchanan and Thompson Norwood. He is also survived by his stepfather, Horace Wilson Arnold; five brothers, Mitchell (Pam) Buchanan, James “Pop” Buchanan, Ken (Karmen) Buchanan, Ken Arnold, and Ricky Brandon; five sisters, Marilyn (Eddie) Sanders, Felicia (Mark) Anthony, Iwanda Buchanan, Christa (Michael) Alexander, and Shirley (Glenn) Sutton; three Godchildren, Darryl McGee, Jr., Elijah and Araya Buchanan and a host of extended nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Buchanan will be conducted on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 2PM in the chapel of Manchester Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Sutton as the Eulogist. Visitation with the family will be held prior to the service from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heritage South Community Credit Union.

Denver Curtis Cole Jr.

Denver Curtis Cole Jr. of Estill Springs, TN passed this life peacefully in
his sleep on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his residence in Estill Springs at
the age of 72. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 12, 2021
from 5-8 pm at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Graveside services are
scheduled on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:30am at Old Stand Shady Grove
Cemetery in Duck River, TN.

He was born in Albany, CA. on July 3, 1948 to Denver Curtis Cole Sr. and
Charlotte Marlene Cole. Denver was a proud Vietnam Veteran and shared his
stories with anyone who would listen. He served and protected the City of
Atlanta, GA. for over 20 years until he retired and returned to his boyhood
home in Tennessee. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, looking for arrowheads and

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Denver Curtis Cole Sr. and Charlotte Marlene Cole. He is survived by his children, Denver Curtis Cole III, Ginger Cole Myrick, Laurie Kuter and Bonnie Kuter; Grandchildren,
Lauren Hopkins, Rebeca Cole Cooper (Jacob) and Cody Cole and Great grandchild Rylie Hopkins. He is also survived by his siblings, Aubrey Dean Cole (Vicki), Don Ray Cole Sr., Lynn Kay Roebuck (Brian) and Daniel Lee Cole, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved dog, Max.

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

Thomas Richard “Ricky” Parsley

Thomas Richard “Ricky” Parsley was born on December 13, 1958, to the late James Jackson and Margaret Lucille Carter Parsley in Manchester, TN. He was a self-employed glass worker and he loved to race with his family and metal detecting.

In addition to his parents, Ricky is preceded in death by his brother Mike Parsley and sister-in-law, Pam Parsley. He is survived by the mother of his children, Cindy Frazier Parsley; children, Thomas James “TJ” and Tiffany Parsley, and Adam and Amy Turner; grandchildren, Keiley Parsley, Lathan Matlock, Destiny Matlock, Ava Renner, Gavin Bales, and Rylan Turner; brothers, Jimmy Parsley and his wife, Bonnie, Donny Parsley and his wife, Susan, Brent Parsley and his wife, Lia; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a host of friends.

As per Ricky’s wishes, cremation was chosen and no services are scheduled at this time.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Parsley family.

Sammie Mae Simpson Hicks Wells

Sammie Mae Simpson Hicks Wells, was born in Lincoln County TN, to the late Curtis (Jim) & Annie B Pitts Simpson, on February 14, 1945. She was called home on Thursday, April 1, 2021. The family will welcome friends for visitation on Saturday, April 10 at Lynchburg Funeral Home from 12PM to 2PM. A funeral service will begin directly after, with Pastor William Hurd and Minister Brenda Bass officiating. Burial to follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Lincoln County. 

 She leaves to cherish her memory, 4 sons, Little Rexie Jr of Petersburg TN, Tracy (Alvina) of Houston TX, Stevie (Betty) of Fayetteville TN, Jeffery of Fayetteville TN; Step Son, Eric (Deardra) Wells of Petersburg TN; a special granddaughter, Stephanie B Hicks of Petersburg TN; 2 Sisters, Beatrice Simpson (James) of Elyria OH & Janice Williams (Carl) of Lorain OH; 3 Brothers, Lewis (Alice) Simpson of Elyria OH, Alvin (Michelle) Simpson of Tullahoma TN, & Anthony Simpson of Huntsville Ala; daughter in law, Tammy March Hicks; sister in law, Gladys Simpson;  special friend & bonus daughter, Charlotte May; the father of her 6 children, Rexie Hicks Sr. all of Fayetteville TN; special friend, Betty Moore of Knoxville TN. She leaves 19 grandchildren & 3 step grandchildren, Rexie III, Jamie, Ivory, Rexie, Little Bobby, Michelle, Ivory, Calvin, Kevin, Tracy (Jewelz), DaQuan, Marcus, Stephanie, Little Stevie, Dominique, Aaliyah, Kierrah, Xayvion, Xamarion, Derick, Sheika, & Sheena. She was a blessing to her granddaughter, Stephanie, & devoted her life to raising her as her own. Stephanie was also a blessing to her.  

She was a caregiver at The Child Development Center & loved her job. She also loved being a mother & housewife.  

She leaves 29 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, & a host of nieces & nephews. She also leaves some devoted friends behind, Dianne Allen & Michelle Ferguson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Wells; 2 sons, Timothy Hicks & Bobby Hicks; granddaughter, Shay Hicks; brother TC Simpson.  

She was a member of New Haysland Missionary Baptist Church & loved spending quality time with her family, cooking for her family, & tending her flowers. She was definitely loved by all who knew her. She lived in several different places over the years; Knoxville TN, Houston TX, Huntsville, AL, but Fayetteville TN was her home. 

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Linda Fay Johnson

Ms. Linda Fay Johnson, age 64 of Rock Island, passed away unexpectedly at
her home on April 4, 2021. She was born on April 14, 1956 in Liberty, TN,
to the late Clifton and Sammie Bain Durham. Ms. Linda loved cooking and
reading, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Linda is preceded in death by one sister, June Bouldin, and son-in-law, Cesar Hernandez. She is survived by her children,
Shanna Creighton and her husband, Aaron of Texas, Brianna Holman of McMinnville, and Danielle Hernandez also of McMinnville; grandchildren,
Armando, Mateo, Aiden, Addyson, Jackson, Jase, and Austin; brothers, Johnny Jones, Jr., Eddie Jones, Jerry Jones, and Ricky Jones; sisters, Pat Cantrell, and Pam McElwain; special companion, Johnny Barrett; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family.

Charlotte Pearl Irish

Charlotte Pearl Irish of Tullahoma passed this life on Friday, April 2,
2021 at NHC of Tullahoma at the age of 76. Graveside Services were held on
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10 AM at Maplewood Cemetery.

A native of Tullahoma, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and
Fannie Ogg Redfern. She was a member of the Westside Church of the Nazarene
and was an avid UT fan. She loved the holidays, especially St. Patrick’s
Day when she could wear “Irish” sweatshirts.  She also loved to sing and
would entertain people with her songs.

In addition to her parents and husband, Glenden Irish, she was preceded in
death by seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by sister, Louise
Fowler of Tullahoma.

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

Billy Wayne Uselton

Billy Wayne Uselton of Tullahoma passed this life on Monday, April 5, 2021
at his residence at the age of 52.

A native of Shelbyville, he was the son of the late William “Bill” and
Virginia Ann Angus Uselton. He was an avid TN Titans and San Francisco
49er’s football fan and enjoyed listening to country and rock music.  He
also loved his family and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Uselton of Tullahoma; sons, Justin Melton
(Kelly) and Cory Melton (Paige), both of Shelbyville and Billy Wayne
Uselton Jr. (Christy) of Tullahoma; daughters, Ashley Baffo (Shawn) and
Anna Jackson (Drew), both of Shelbyville; brothers, Jason Uselton of Bell
Buckle and Lloyd Uselton of Nashville; sister, Barbara Uselton and
grandchildren, Lucas, Mason, Alexander, Gabriel, Isiah, Briana, Aubrey,
Victor, Libbie, Calie, Braylee, Lilana, Mia-Karen, Braden, Trenton, Ayden,
Laylee, Landen, Kayden and Gracelynn.

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

Jerry Dale Henegar

Mr. Jerry Dale Henegar, age 79, of Morrison, TN,
passed away on April 4, 2021 at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Henegar was born in Coffee County, TN, on September 23, 1941 to his
late parents B.F. and Alta Heatherly Henegar. He was a member of the Church
of Christ at Pocahontas. Mr. Henegar retired from Goodrich in Tullahoma
after 40 plus years and he was also a farmer. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, James Herman and
Jaunita Henegar; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia Henegar and Dale
Nunley; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Lucy Sparks.

Mr. Henegar is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Sparks Henegar,
Morrison, TN; 3 sons, Mike (Midge) Henegar, Morrison, TN, Marty (Jennifer)
Henegar, Manchester, TN, and Don (Kandy) Henegar, Murfreesboro, TN; 3
grandsons, Michael Henegar (Brittany), Manchester, TN, Matthew Henegar,
Manchester, TN, and Jonathan Henegar, Manchester, TN; 3 granddaughters,
Rachel Henegar, Chattanooga, TN, Madison and Megan Henegar, Murfreesboro,
TN; 2 step-grandsons, Jerett and Hayden Ziegler, Manchester, TN; 1 great
grandson, Tripp Henegar, Manchester, TN; 2 sisters, Alice Rigney (Bruce)
and Teresa McFadden of Manchester, TN.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 4:00pm until
8:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be
conducted on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 2:00pm in the chapel of Central
Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in
Morrison, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 22478,
Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Due to the current Coronavirus health crisis, the family requests that
everyone to please wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774,