Obituaries

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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.

6/8/19–James Richard Moffat

Moffat, James Richard, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at the age of 33. James was born in Winchester to the late Richard Paul Moffat and Rebecca Robertson Moffat who survives. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and spending time with his family. In addition to his father, James was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Joann Moffat and Hubert and Jean Robertson. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one sister, Laura Hendrix (Wesley) of Tullahoma; aunts, Janette Kelesh, Paula Moffat and Dolly Moffat all of Canton, Ohio, and Brenda Elliott of Tullahoma; cousins, Shay, Kaylee and Michael Moffat; uncle, Hubert Robertson (Sheila) of Lynchburg; the mother of his children, Jennifer Lewis of Tullahoma; and his three children, MaKayla Sorrells Moffat, Jaxxon Moffat and Elizabeth Lewis. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral service will he held on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Norman officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Tullahoma. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blue Monarch, P.O. Box 1207, Monteagle, Tennessee 37356.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

6/6/19–Billie Ray Gilley

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Ray Gilley, age 92 of Manchester, will be conducted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Mrs. Gilley passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
Billie was born on June 26, 1926 to the late John and Violet Ray. In former years, she worked as a personnel manager at AEDC. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Bob Ray and her sister, Vennetta Lewis. Survived by her husband, Harry Barr Gilley; daughter, Lisa Jean Teroy; son, Rondal Ray Teroy; brother, Larry Ray; sisters, Opal Ray, Peggy Tippy, Betty Lewis; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Gilley family.

Mary Louise Rainey

Mary Louise Rainey of Manchester, passed this life on Wednesday, May 29,
2019 at her residence at the age of 84. No services are scheduled.

Mrs. Rainey, a native of Indiana was the daughter of the late Daniel Lebert
and Juanita Macintosh. She was a teacher’s aide for many years and loved
children. She enjoyed attending Bible classes and walking.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Tony Earl
McNeely.

She is survived by son, Shannon Underwood and his wife, Rainy
of Garden Cove, CA; daughters, Crystle Imrie and her husband, Doug of
Phoenix, AZ and Yvonne Duvall and her husband, Doug of Granada Hill, CA;
nine grandchildren; step granddaughter, Brandy DeHaven of Manchester and
several great grandchildren.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

6/4/19 — Lola “Granny Toot” Dean Thorn

Lola “Granny Toot” Dean Thorn of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, May
31, 2019 at her residence at the age of 71. Funeral Services are scheduled
at 7 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. The
family will receive friends beginning at 5 PM. Additional services and
burial will be scheduled in Marion, IL at Blue Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thorn, a native of Marion, IL, was the daughter of the late Herbert
and Betty McIntosh Newbolds. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Nazarene
church and enjoyed doing word search puzzles, watching game shows on TV,
and fishing. She also enjoyed music and loved to dance. She was a great
cook and her family’s favorites were her meatloaf with mashed potatoes, her
biscuits and her potatoes salad.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Robert
Thorn; son, John Edward Frank and great grandson, Caleb Samuel Riddle.

She is survived by sons, Kenneth Frank of Manchester and
Timothy Frank of Marion, IL; daughters, Tina Riddle and her husband,
Michael and Lisa Dilbeck, both of Tullahoma; brother, Herbert Newbolds and
his wife, Robin of Johnson City, IL; grandchildren, Michael Riddle Jr and
his wife, Pam of Tullahoma, Bethany Ericson and her husband, James of
Robeline, LA, Joe Dilbeck III of Chattanooga, Johnathan Dilbeck and Felisha
Morgan and her husband, Johnny, both of Rossville, GA, Jeremy Bingham of
Manchester, Kayla Kennedy and her husband, Brad and Kendra Stewart and her
husband, Ryan, both of Tullahoma, Randy Dietz and Tina Frank, both of
Hopkinsville, KY and John Frank of Marion, IL and fourteen great
grandchildren.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

Jimmy Ray Flowers

Jimmy Ray Flowers, age 77, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Tennova-Harton
Healthcare Hospital in Tullahoma, TN. He passed away peacefully with his
wife and some of his children at his side. He leaves behind his wife,
Carol Flowers, son William Flowers, a daughter and son-in-law Tina and Jim
Gaines, stepchildren, Connie and Jack Tolhurst, and Brian and Lori Simmons,
an adopted daughter, Destiny and husband and Joe Fayad, numerous
grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a sister Janette Toth.

Jimmy was born July 15, 1941 to Helen Cook and Luther Flowers in Dewitt
Arkansas. He grew up in Centerville, Tennessee and later joined the U S
Army serving in Germany. After serving in the military, Jimmy relocated to
Detroit Michigan where he became a millwright for Ford Motor Company and
later retired from Ford. Jimmy was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer and
accomplished billiards player. He had an overall love of the outdoors, he
also enjoyed archery, bowling, boating, gun and knife building, old west
movies and playing the lottery.

Anyone touched by his life will remember him for his generous nature and
his love for his family.

Private Family services will be held at a later date.

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

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