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Category: Obituaries

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2/13/20– Don Robert Lockhart

Don Robert Lockhart, age 88, passed away Monday at his home surrounded by
family on February 10, 2020. He was an Air Force veteran, a master
machinist and AEDC machine shop supervisor for 30 years. He was a dedicated
Sunday School teacher, church board member, and choir member at Tullahoma
Church of the Nazarene for many years. Mr. Lockhart is survived by his wife
of 68 years, Elizabeth “Bea” Cary Lockhart; daughters Brenda (Tony) Farless
of Tullahoma, Patricia (Jeff) Stewart of Monteagle, and Donna Foster of
Tullahoma; 8 grand-children; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2
great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, at Central Funeral Home. The funeral will be
Thursday, February 13, at 10:00 AM, followed by the burial in the Fredonia

2/22/20– Dr. Bennie F. Ferguson West Worthington

Judy Worthington (Dr. Bennie F. Ferguson West Worthington) departed this
earthly life on Monday, February 10, 2020, at St. Thomas Mid-town in
Nashville. She was a Christian and a Volunteer; she served the
Arrowheads/Aerospace Museum for 30+ years. She was active in business,
gardening, historical and literary organizations; she was an author,
officer, participant, publisher, and speaker.She traveled to 60 foreign
countries and to 50 states. Judy is preceded in death by her parents,
Estill Joe and Clemmie Huffman Ferguson; siblings, Vera Elbaum, EC and
Austin Ferguson; husband Bryce West and Mayor Roy Lee Worthington.
Donations may be made to the Coffee County/Manchester/Tullahoma Museum,
Inc.(501c3) General or Scholarship Funds 24 Campground Rd., Manchester, TN
37355 A celebration off life will be held Saturday February 22, 2020 at
1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Manchester with services
following at 2:00 pm Arrangements are made by Central Funeral Home, LLC.

2/13/20 – Anna Ross Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ross Johnson, age 86 of Manchester, will be conducted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jerry Mayo, Reverend Louis Davis and Reverend Roger Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday prior to the service from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Mrs. Johnson passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Bailey Manor in Manchester, TN.
Anna was born on June 8, 1933 in Jasper, Alabama to the late John Edward Ross, Sr. and Mary Glass Ross. She was a member of Bell Springs United Methodist Church. Anna spent many years in the ministry with her husband of 67 years, Louis Johnson. She enjoyed fishing, singing in the choir, playing the piano and reading.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, John Edward Ross, Jr.; sisters, Mary O’Rear, Binnie Kasazkow. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Allene Lansford (Danny), Angela Davis (John); sons, Ed Johnson (Candace), L.A. Johnson, Jr.; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many who called her “Mom”.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is
honored to serve the Johnson Family

2/12/20– Joyce Crosslin

Funeral services for Ms. Joyce Crosslin, age 74, will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Ragsdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Ms. Crosslin passed from this life surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.

Joyce was born on June 9, 1945, in Loogootee, Indiana, to the late Sherman and Eva Taylor. She was an independent woman whose spirit lit up the room. Joyce was a single mother for a very long time, but she always put her children first. She was a devoted wife and mother, and she was even her daughter’s Brownie Leader for Girl Scouts for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Joyce is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Wallace Crosslin; four brothers; four sisters; three grandchildren, Leela Pope, Conlee Pope, and Leena Pope. She is survived by her daughter, Bobbi Keene; her son, George Keene (Candie); four grandchildren, Lee Keene, Preslee Pope, Karina Spencer, and McKenzie Keene; one great-granddaughter, Addisyn Spencer.

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

You may sign the online guestbook at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com.

2/14/20– Jacob Bridges Jr.

Jacob Bridges Jr., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Hal Bridges, M.D., his mother, Geneva Connelly Steen; and his daughter, Tammera Lynn Bridges. Hal is survived by his wife, Joyce Bridges; his son, Jacob Hal Bridges III (Louise); half-brothers, Bob Steen and Scott Steen; granddaughters, Jessica Lynn Bridges (Adam) and Rebecca Grace Bridges (Chris); great-granddaughter, Eliana Pearl West; and great-grandsons, Ronan Christopher Doyle, Sullivan Thomas West, and Charlie Francis Doyle. Born in Aiken, South Carolina, Hal spent his early years living with his beloved grandparents, Joe and Mary Connelly in Walterboro, South Carolina. He attended Chattanooga Central High School and received an athletic scholarship to play football for The University of Tennessee. Hal was an avid fan, alumnus and Letterman for the Vols. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics, mathematics and computer science and worked for Sverdrup at AEDC for 36 years. Alongside his wife of 64 years, Hal moved to Tullahoma in 1958 where they raised their two children. Hal was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and remained a lifelong resident of Tullahoma where he enjoyed yard work, gardening, woodworking and creating fine furniture. He and Joyce are members of and attend First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 11:00am-1:00pm. A private graveside service will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, New York 10001.  Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Angela K Carrier

Angela K Carrier of Bell Buckle, passed this life on Thursday, February 6,
2020 at her residence, at the age of 55. No services are scheduled.

A native of Fairfax County, VA, she was the daughter of Jimmie Ray Murphy
of Florence, AL and Zona VanValkenberg of Nampa, Idaho.  Angela enjoyed
making jewelry and attending Renaissance Fairs.  She met her late husband,
Russell B “Torok, the Good Troll” Carrier Jr, at a fair and he later
proposed during a fair and they were married at the Renaissance Fair in
Florence, AL. They loved to travel to Renaissance Fairs being held in the
surrounding states.  Angela’s favorite color was Purple.

In addition to her husband, Angela was preceded in death by son, Nathaniel
Shea White.

Angela is survived by her parents, Jimmie Ray Murphy and Zona VanValkenberg
of Nampa, Idaho; sons, Daniel Ray White (Brittany) of Fayetteville and
Zachary White (Katie) of IL; daughter, Britney White (Chris Burns) of Bell
Buckle; brother, James Murphy (Kitty); sisters, Julie Abbe of Sacramento,
CA; Sheila Martz (Randy) of Nampa, Idaho and Jamie Mitchell (Billy) of
Florence, AL and fifteen grandchildren.

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

2/15/20– Helen Irene Gregory

Helen Irene Gregory, age 93, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Morristown Manor in Morristown, Indiana. Helen was born February 2, 1927 in Madison, IN to Chester and Annie Sandifar.

In addition to her parents and siblings, she is preceded in death by her spouse, Chester Gregory and daughter, Nancy Hockersmith.

She is survived by her two children, son, Charles Hockersmith of Morristown, IN and daughter, Dorothy Ward of Shelbyville, IN; her 6 grandchildren, Mike (Melissa) Hockersmith, Steve (Jennifer) Hockersmith, Kathy (Dean) Charbeneau, Jeff (Julie) Hockersmith, Nancy (Junior) Newton, Tamera (Anthony) Vitale; 13 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Manchester Funeral Home on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gregory family.

2/7/20 — Bret Arlon Cates

Bret Arlon Cates of Lynchburg passed away on Mon., Feb. 3, 2020. He was 47 years old.
Born on March 29, 1972 in Tullahoma, he is a 1990 graduate of Moore County High School.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bennie Cates, paternal grandparents, B.R. and Jewel Cates, and maternal grandparents, Robert and Margie Tucker Tant. He is survived by his spouse, Valerie Durm Cates, three sons: Brad, Bron, and Brice, all of Lynchburg; his mother, Wanda, and stepfather, Grady Cope; brother, Bart Cates (Tina); sister, Kayla Bell; Uncles Doug Tant and Gary Cates; and Aunts Elaine, Gail, Airi, and Becky; and five nephews.
An owner-operator of Sonic in Shelbyville and Jonesboro, GA for years, he was employed by Jack Daniel’s Distillery.
Bret enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing, and riding his horse. An avid Alabama fan, “Roll Tide”!
In lieu of flowers, an educational account has been established for Bron and Brice Cates at Jack Daniel’s Credit Union, and donations can be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Brother Bobby Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in New Center Grove Cemetery.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Cates Family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com

Clara Mae Davis

Mrs. Clara Mae Davis, 72 of Normandy passed away Sunday
February 2, 2020. She attended Friendship Baptist Church. She enjoyed being
outside and working in her flower garden. Mrs. Davis was the daughter of
Vernon and Lola Mae Banks Vaughn of Coffee County who preceded her in
death. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three
sisters; Wanda Giles, Jean Morrison, and Doris Vickers. She is survived by
her husband of 53 years, A.L. Davis, daughter Pam (Tom) Taylor of Moore
County; son Marlon (Cindy) Davis of Moore County, a brother; Joe Vaughn of
Moore County, 4 grandchildren; Diana Green (Eric) of Franklin County, TN,
Derek Davis (Ashley), Dillon Taylor, and Katie Taylor of Moore County; and
2 great-grandchildren, Owen Green and Angler Davis. A private service will
be held at a later date. Central Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

2/4/20– Louis Alan Hughes

Louis Alan Hughes of Manchester passed this life on Tuesday, February 4th 2020 at his home. Mr. Hughes was born in Hattiesburg, MS to the late Horace Hughes Sr. and Elizabeth Rush Hughes. At the age of 17, Louis became the youngest person to earn his private pilot’s license in the state of Mississippi, and later graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his life, Mr. Hughes worked in a variety of industries. He worked with his family in the gas and oil industry in Mississippi, owned and cooked at his own restaurant, and worked in deliveries for Total Graphics with his wife Mary. He was also member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Brown Hughes; three daughters, Cicily Etheridge and her husband BJ, Heather Bagby and her husband Brian, and Harmony Hughes; one brother, Horace Hughes, Jr; stepbrother, Andy Stetelman; two sisters, Holly and Heidi Hughes; and four grandchildren, Joseph Bagby, and Anna, Jacob, and Melinda Etheridge. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Louis’ memory be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church- PO Box 2003 Shelbyville, TN 37160.