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Category: Obituaries

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10/2/19–Michelle Marie Karnes

Michelle Marie Karnes of Shelbyville, passed this life on Tuesday, October
1, 2019 at her residence at the age of 56. Memorial Services will be
scheduled at a later time.

Michelle, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Griggs Karnes, was born
on August 27, 1963 in Elyria, OH. She was a very creative person and
enjoyed writing and coloring. She was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. She
loved taking care of her family, baking and cooking. Her favorite times
were spent with her grandchildren.

Michelle is survived by son, Jonathon Spurling of Medina, OH; daughter,
Danielle Bragg (Charles) of Shelbyville; sisters, Dawn Clapper (Gary) of
Elyria, OH and Dianna Neary (Edward) of Sparta, TN and grandchildren,
Ricardo Torres Jr, Gracelynn Bragg and Bowen Bragg.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

10/4/19–Richard Clark Crosslin

Mr. Richard Clark Crosslin, age 69 of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly Monday night at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt Cleve and Alta Cordelia Wilson Crosslin.
Mr. Crosslin was a retired principal and athletic director in the Coffee County school system and was a member of the Forest Mill Baptist Church. He was a founding member of the Sportsman’s & Businessmen’s Charitable Organization of Coffee County and he was involved in the Dusty Elam Foundation. He loved fishing, woodworking, and farming. Mr. Crosslin was a TSSAA basketball referee and he coached and touched a lot of kids lives in the Coffee County area.
Mr. Crosslin is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda Willis Crosslin; his three children, Jason Clark Crosslin, and his wife, Deana, of Manchester, Christa Lynn McBride, and her husband, Scott, of Manchester, and Karen Crosslin Turner, and her husband, Justin, of Murfreesboro; 7 grandchildren, Dayne, Tallan, and Harper Crosslin, Taylor and Madelyn McBride, and Ellie and Lainey Turner; one sister, Betty Joyce, and her husband, Chuck, of Tullahoma.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 4, 2019, at 2 P.M. at Central Funeral Home with Brother Danny Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, October 3, from 5-8 P.M. and from 12 Noon until 2 P.M. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Heart Association.
www.centralfuneralhomellc.com

10/4/19–Winnell Lackey Pittenger

Pittenger, Winnell Lackey, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at Life Care Center at the age of 102. Winnell was born on March 18th, 1917 in Decherd to the late George H. and Lela Bryan Williams. She was saved at the age of 12 at Rutledge Falls and was also baptized at the falls. She has lived a Christian life for over 80 years and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Tullahoma. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Louis Lackey and Owen Pittenger; three brothers, Judson Williams, George Williams, and Charles Williams; four sisters, Ella Ruth Garner, Jemima Baughman, Cullie Garner and Mary Elizabeth Hastings; brothers-in-law, George Washington Garner, Bryan Baughman, Gladson Garner, Donald Hastings, and B.W. Lackey; sisters-in-law, Ethel Williams, Ruth Williams, and Lorraine Williams; nephew, Terry Williams; niece, Joy Hepler; great-nephew, Aaron Garner; 3 step-sons, John Pittenger and his wife Shirley, Ernie Pittenger and Bill Pittenger. Winnell is survived by her daughter, Brenda Lackey; step-daughter-in-law, Betty Pittenger; sister-in-law, Dorothy Lackey; Life Care giver, Helen Riddle; grandchildren, Pam James, Greg and Dean Pittenger, Rhonda Lesjok, Jean (Dave) Keats, Tammy Pittenger and children, Sandi (Nick), Christian Tellie, Janine (Dan) Pedersen and children; seventeen great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; foster children, Leona Pyles, Wanda Olsheske, Larry Deal, and Gene Deal; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Billie Guinn and her children and grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 12:00-3:00pm with the funeral to follow at 3:00pm with Elbert Smith, Don Garner and Jimmy Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family would like to especially thank the staff at Life Care Center and Hospice Compassus for their loving care for Winnell during the last few weeks of her life.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/1/19 — Rev. Elbert Franklin Brown

Funeral services for Rev. Elbert Franklin Brown, age 88, of Hillsboro, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Finney officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Brown passed from this life surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 28, 2019, in Hillsboro.

Elbert was born in Coffee County, TN to the late James and Vinnie Brown. He was a United States Army veteran, a farmer, and a minister throughout his life. Elbert was an avid gardener and sold many of his vegetables at the Tullahoma and Manchester Farmer’s Market. He was a man of God who shared his faith and lived his faith with the Church of Nazarene. He would give anyone the shirt off his back to help them. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Elbert is also preceded in death by one sister, Clara Mae Barnes. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley Brown; one son, David “Dwight” Brown (Sandra); one daughter, Sharon Cox; six grandchildren, Traci, Wendy, Rachel, Ryan, Shelby, and Sarah; four great-grandchildren, Sophia, Maddison, Lauren, and Brandon.

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

10/1/19 — Ruth Tucker Brinkley

Ruth Tucker Brinkley of Tullahoma, passed this life on Saturday, September
28, 2019 at her residence at the age of 96. Funeral Services are scheduled
on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with
burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends
beginning at 12 PM.

Mrs. Brinkley, the daughter of the late Stevie C. and Lura V. Stamper
Tucker, was born on June 2, 1923. She was a member of the Central Baptist
Church of Matteson, IL. Mrs. Brinkley was a loving mother, grandmother and
great grandmother. She was a wonderful homemaker and a great cook. In her
younger years, she enjoyed getting together with friends and playing cards.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Joe P
Brinkley.

Mrs. Brinkley is survived by daughters, Carolyn Houston and her husband,
Charles of Estill Springs, Connie Cleghorn and her husband, Frank Cruzado
of Tullahoma and Terri Stella of Homewood, IL; eight grandchildren and six
great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

Gilbert G. Maries

Gilbert G. Maries of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, September 22,
2019 at his residence at the age of 76. No services are scheduled.

A native of Erie, PA, he was the son of the late Todor and Mary Sabo Maries.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Louis and
Thomas Maries and sisters, Mary Maries and Helen Scalise.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Maries of Tullahoma; sons, Dale Tait of
Danville, IL and Joseph Tait of Yakima, WA; daughter, Lisa Reighn of
Tullahoma; brother, John Maries, Erie, PA; grandchildren, Joshua, Corey,
Patience, Dale Jr., Blake, Chelsea and Tamisha and ten great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

9/26/19 — Tammy Sue Wilder

Funeral services for Tammy Sue Wilder, age 47 of Manchester, will be conducted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastern Star Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Tammy passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Unity Medical Center.

Tammy was a free-spirit and always told you what she thought. You always knew where you stood with her. She loved kids and her family with her whole heart. She enjoyed listening to Mexican music and being with her family.

She is survived by her mother, Jean Maxine Sons; fiancé, Glenn Presley; sons, Christopher, Michael, Little Jerry; daughters, Kimberly and Starrlyn; stepsons, Sean, Nick and Tyler; brother, David Ney; sisters, Angela Ruiz, Sherry Shelton, Sandra Baker, Kristie Ney; 2 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wilder Family

9/27/19 — Nancy Diane Hardy

Nancy Diane Hardy of Hillsboro, passed this life on Sunday, September 22,
2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro at the age of
66.  Funeral

Services are scheduled on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2 PM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial to follow at Maplewood
Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5 – 8 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Diane, a native of Tullahoma, was the daughter of the late Ernest Randolph.
She enjoyed reading and crocheting.  She collected angels.  She was a very
loving mother and grandmother and her favorite times were spent with her
friends and family.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by daughter, Amy Hardy
and brother, Ray Green.

Diane is survived by sons, Jason Randolph, Marlin Hardy (Lorie) and Casey
Hardy, all of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Jason Randolph II, Joshua Caine
Randolph, Marlin Hardy III and Emily, Raygan, and Houston Hardy and Carlee
and Dallas Young and great grandchildren, Tyline, Mercy, Meagan and
Maverick.
Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

Stephen J. Trickler

Stephen J. Trickler of Manchester, passed this life on Saturday, September
21, 2019 at his residence at the age of 61. No services are scheduled.

Stephen, a native of Dayton, OH was the son of the late Kenneth D. Trickler
and Joan Walker Trickler of Monteagle. He enjoyed fishing, riding his
motorcycle, listening to music and playing his guitar.

In addition to his mother, Stephen is survived by daughters, April Roberts
of Manchester and Angela Adams (David) of Lakeland, FL; sisters, Stephanie
K. Trickler and Sheila Solie (Greg), both of Coalmont and three
grandchildren, Justin T. Roberts, Allison N. Roberts and Collin R.
Kirkpatrick.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made in
his honor to Mountain T.O.P., P O Box 128, Altamont, TN, 37301.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

9/25/19 — Ivan Willard McAfee

Mr. Ivan Willard McAfee, 80, passed away Sunday
September 22, 2019 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. He was born in
Shady Grove on November 9, 1938 to Willard Hammer McAfee and Thelma Brown
McAfee who preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ and was retired from
UPS.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Robertson McAfee, sons, Greg (Kim)
McAfee, Brad (Diana) McAfee and Carson (Anna) McAfee; brother, Philip
(Janie) McAfee, Morrison, TN; sisters, June (Ray) Chatman, Donna (Marshall)
West and Renita (Jim) Holt, Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Josh (Kristen)
McAfee, Becca McAfee, Amber Swann, Caleb McAfee, Lucas McAfee and Liberty
McAfee; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday in the Central Funeral Home
chapel with Minister Alan Adams officiating with burial to follow in the
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday and
10:00 AM – 11:00 Wednesday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
www.centralfuneralhome.com