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Category: Obituaries

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10/30/19 — James Aaron Eslick

James Aaron Eslick of Tullahoma passed this life on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at NHC Tullahoma at the age of 81. Mr. Eslick was born July 30, 1938 in Winchester, TN to the late Homer Eslick, Sr. and Annie Maude Stovall Eslick. In 1957 he graduated from Tullahoma High School, and he served in the National Guard for five years. He worked as a cement mason with Raymond Wells Construction for many years, and later worked as an outside machinist at AEDC until his retirement. Throughout his life, Aaron was an avid Tennessee football fan, and also liked working in his yard. In his later years, he enjoyed working out with friends at Planet Fitness, keeping up with family and friends on Facebook, and spending hours working jigsaw puzzles. He was affectionately known as “Unc” to all of his nieces and nephews, and was known for calling each one to sing his best rendition (or worse, depending on one’s perspective) of “Happy Birthday” on their special day. He was also the giver of the very best hugs. He was a member of the Wilson Avenue church of Christ, and faithfully served God all of his life. Mr. Eslick is preceded in death by both of his parents, and his beloved cat, Precious. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Jeanette Wall Eslick of Tullahoma; one brother, Homer Eslick, Jr. and his wife Regina of Tullahoma; five nieces and nephews, Jerry Wayne Eslick of Tullahoma, Vickie Lynn Eslick of Tullahoma, Connie Brown and her husband Frank of Tullahoma, Lisa Bigham and her husband Terry of Tullahoma; and Chris Broadrick and his wife Janet of Murfreesboro; four great-nieces and nephews, Jessica Broadrick of Jacksonville, FL, Chelsea Sudberry and her husband Josh of Brentwood, Andrea Bigham of Nashville, and Derrick Bigham and his wife Samantha of Chicago, IL; and three great-great-nephews, Jack, Charlie, and James Sudberry. Visitation for Mr. Eslick will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Davis officiating. A private family burial will follow with Frank Brown, Bryan Brown, Josh Sudberry, Chris Broadrick, Terry Bigham, and Derrick Bigham serving as pallbearers. Alton Molder, G.W. Owens, Peter Traversa, James Griggs, Joe Waller, Kent Erving, Bill Parker, and Raymond Banks will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family expresses their special thanks for the wonderful help, care, and kindness given by Hospice Compassus, Home Instead of Tullahoma, and the staff of NHC. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Aaron’s memory be made to either the Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation- 110 E. Lauderdale St. Tullahoma, TN 37388; or Wilson Avenue church of Christ- 1401 Wilson Ave. Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/28/19 — Glyndon K. Purcell

Glyndon K. Purcell of Huntsville, AL, passed this life on Thursday, October
24th, 2019 at Huntsville Regency Assisted Living, at the age of 84.
Graveside services are scheduled at Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma on
Monday, October 28th, 2019 at11:00 AM.

Mrs. Purcell, a native of Tullahoma, was the daughter of the late Jessie
and Willie Lawson Kennedy.  She was a member of Chase Church of Christ and
retired from NASA after 29 years of faithful service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her baby brother,
Ray Kennedy.

Mrs. Purcell is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband,
Andy D. Purcell; two sons, Neal Purcell (Chrissie) and Barry Purcell; one
sister Audrey Kennedy of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Scott
Purcell.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to be made
in her honor to the Grundy Street Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

10/31/19 — Audrey Louise Perry

Funeral services for Mrs. Audrey Louise Perry, age 79, of Beechgrove, TN will be conducted at 3:00PM Thursday October 31, 2019 at Mount Ararat Church. Burial will follow Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Mount Ararat Church. Mrs. Perry passed from this life on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at her residence. 

10/28/19 — Jerry W Reed

Jerry W Reed of Manchester, passed this life on Friday, October 25, 2019 at
Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro at the age of 70. Graveside services are
scheduled at Ragsdale Cemetery in Manchester on Monday, October 28, 2019 at
3 PM.

Mr. Reed, a native of Manchester, was the son of the late Frank and Vera
Phipps Reed.  He enjoyed working on cars, camping, boating and riding
motorcycles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Jerry Dewayne
Reed and brothers, Estill Phipps, Ralph Reed and Roger Reed.

Mr. Reed is survived by son, Johnny Reed, special friend and ex-wife,
Brenda Reed Cathey and her husband, John and sister, Sandra Morris, all of
Manchester; sister, Rita Gale Shelton and her husband, Ronnie of
Murfreesboro; grandchildren; great grandchildren; cousins, nieces and
nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to be made
in his honor to Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

10/26/19 — Darlene Yvonne Collins

Mrs. Darlene Yvonne Collins, 82, passed away
Thursday October 24, 2019 at Bailey Manor in Manchester, Tennessee.  She
was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on December 19, 1936.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest L. Lawrance and Pauline P.
Swearengin Lawrance; husband, Ross E. Collins Sr.

She was an advertising manager working in newspaper publishing for the
Manchester Times, a member of the United Methodist Church and had a love
for horses.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Ross E. Collins Jr. MD and his wife Laurie
of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; granddaughters, Mallory and her husband Ryan
Morehead, Mary Morgan and her husband Richard Jenkins; great granddaughter,
Lillian Morehead; sister, Barbara Chipponeri and her children’s families.

The loving staff at Bailey Manor have been a true blessing to her in her
last year of life.

Graveside funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday at the Garden Mausoleum
at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements by: Central Funeral Home,
Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimers
Association

10/29/19 — Betty Jean Vigdorth

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Vigdorth, age 95, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Vigdorth passed from this life on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at her residence.

Betty was born in Cheatham County, TN to the late Eugene and Anna Ivy. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ. Betty also was a Kindergarten teacher for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, sewing, and most of all spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ewell Vigdorth. She is survived by two sons, Don Vigdorth (Ellen) and Terry Vigdorth (Ana); two daughters, Patsy Stone (Robert) and Vicki Weiner (Don); seven grandchildren, Marley Vigdorth, Alexander Vigdorth (McKenzie), Emily Vigdorth, Ivy Vigdorth, Zack Weiner, Ben Weiner, and Jennifer Webster; three great grandchildren, William Vigdorth, Jack Vigdorth, and Zoe Poston.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vigdorth Family.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Vigdorth, age 95, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Vigdorth passed from this life on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at her residence.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Vigdorth, age 95, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Vigdorth passed from this life on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at her residence. 

Betty was born in Cheatham County, TN to the late Eugene and Anna Ivy. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ. Betty also was a Kindergarten teacher for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, sewing, and most of all spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ewell Vigdorth.  She is survived by two sons, Don Vigdorth (Ellen) and Terry Vigdorth (Ana); two daughters, Patsy Stone (Robert) and Vicki Weiner (Don); seven grandchildren, Marley Vigdorth, Alexander Vigdorth (McKenzie), Emily Vigdorth, Ivy Vigdorth, Zack Weiner, Ben Weiner, and Jennifer Webster; three great grandchildren, William Vigdorth, Jack Vigdorth, and Zoe Poston. 

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vigdorth Family.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Vigdorth, age 95, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Manchester Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Vigdorth passed from this life on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at her residence.

Betty was born in Cheatham County, TN to the late Eugene and Anna Ivy. She was a member of Main Street Church of Christ. Betty also was a Kindergarten teacher for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, sewing, and most of all spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ewell Vidgorth. She is survived by two sons, Don Vigdorth (Ellen) and Terry Vigdorth (Ana); two daughters, Patsy Stone (Robert) and Vicki Weiner (Don); seven grandchildren, Marley Vidgorth, Alexander Vigdorth (McKenzie), Emily Vigdorth, Ivy Vidgorth, Zack Weiner, Ben Weiner, and Jennifer Webster; three great grandchildren, William Vigdorth, Jack Vigdorth, and Zoe Poston.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Vigdorth Family.

11/3/19 — Kathy Faye Nordgren

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathy Faye Nordgren, age 68, of Manchester, TN will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Samons officiating. Burial will follow in the Vanattia Family Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 6:00PM until 8:00 PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Mrs. Nordgren passed from this life on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN surrounded by her family.
Kathy was born on August 29, 1951 to the late Arlis and Catherine Vanattia. She was a member of Living Word Fellowship Church in Wartrace, TN. Kathy was also the Vice President of Noah Community FCE. She worked for Coffee County School systems for several years as a Teachers Aid and loved to help in the after-school programs. Kathy was a Cub Scout leader for several years. She enjoyed collecting rocks and light houses, knitting, embroidery, and mostly importantly spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Peter Nordgren. She is survived by one son, Steven R. McDaniel; one step son, Heath Nordgren; four brothers, Michael Vanattia (Marcia), David Vanattia (Beth), Morris Vanattia (Carol), and Kent Vanattia (Tess); one grandson, Gabriel Nordgren; one daughter in law, Lauri Shelton (Chad); Two aunts, Bell Pearson and Faye Brown; and several other relatives and friends.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Nordgren/Vanattia Family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com

10/17/19 — Dustin Wade Buckner

Mr. Dustin Wade Buckner, 35, passed away Tuesday
October 22, 2019 in a fishing accident on the Elk River.  He was born in
Tullahoma, Tennessee on May 16, 1984.

Mr. Dustin Wade Buckner, 35, passed away Tuesday
October 22, 2019 in a fishing accident on the Elk River.  He was born in
Tullahoma, Tennessee on May 16, 1984.

Dustin owned and operated High and Tight Lawn Care and was a member of the Impact Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He was a veteran of the United
States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Jamie Grein Buckner; daughter, Charley Buckner;
sons, Luke and Benjamin Buckner; father, Dennis Wade Buckner; mother,
Bonnie L. Nunley Buckner; brothers, Dwight “Pete” (Angie) Buckner and Casey
Buckner; sisters, Lynn Parker, Angela (Ronald) Vaughn, Monica (Kent) Nunley
and Danielle (Gerrial) Parks; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with
Pastor Bill Adcock officiating with Military Honors.  Visitation: 5:00 PM –
8:00 PM Saturday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
www.centralfuneralhome.com

Dustin owned and operated High and Tight Lawn Care and was a member of the Impact Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He was a veteran of the United
States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Jamie Grein Buckner; daughter, Charley Buckner;
sons, Luke and Benjamin Buckner; father, Dennis Wade Buckner; mother,
Bonnie L. Nunley Buckner; brothers, Dwight “Pete” (Angie) Buckner and Casey
Buckner; sisters, Lynn Parker, Angela (Ronald) Vaughn, Monica (Kent) Nunley
and Danielle (Gerrial) Parks; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with
Pastor Bill Adcock officiating with burial to follow in the Bethel Cemetery
in Pelham with Military Honors.  Visitation: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday at
Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com

10/27/19 — Arnold “Art” Anderton

Funeral services for Mr. Arnold “Art” Anderton, age 76, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Benny Benjamin and Jerry Vinson officiating. Burial will follow in Smith Chapel Cemetery in Moore County. The Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Anderton passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester, TN.
Art was born on September 6th, 1943, in Tullahoma, TN, to the late Ray Anderton and Laura Farrar Payne. Art was a veteran of the United Sates Army, he enjoyed sports, especially the University of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Titans. He enjoyed going to auctions and tinkering on things. He worked for many years in Mt. Juliet for Water Management.
In addition to his parents, Art is preceded in death by two brothers Everett and Virgil Mullins. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Georgia Anderton; two sons Travis (Kristy) Anderton and Eric (Emily) Anderton; daughter Melissa (Jason) Sudberry; grand children Katie, Clay, Kaden, Dominik, Robin, Brett and Denton; great grand children Xaylie, Lizzie and Zoey; brother Red (Bonnie) Anderton
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is
honored to serve the Anderton Family

11/2/19 – Russell Everett Dollard

Russell Everett Dollard of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday,
October 23, 2019 at Raintree Manor in McMinnville at the age of 88.
Memorial Services are scheduled on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2 PM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 PM -2
PM.

Mr. Dollard, the son of the late John Everett and Florence Cory Dollard,
was born in Akron, OH.  He was a U S Air Force veteran and enjoyed fishing
and golfing.  He and his wife, Beverly, relocated about 3 years ago from
San Manuel, AZ to Tullahoma to be near family.  Beverly was the love of his
life and where you saw one you always saw the other. He loved being with
family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, William
Dollard.

Mr. Dollard is survived by his wife of 28 years Beverly Plageman Dollard;
daughters, Debbie Mace (Mark), JoJo Davis (Terry), Kelly Davis, Robin Ford
(Brent) and Sandra Estes; son, Dean Neevel; thirteen grandchildren, sixteen
great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be
made in his honor to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials
Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com

DAVES-CULBERSTON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS