Category: Obituaries

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Willie Gene Lorance

Mr. Willie Gene Lorance, age 78, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in Murfreesboro, TN.

Mr. Lorance was born in Warren Co., TN, to his late parents Willie Ray
Lorance and Lillian Freeze Lorance. He worked with Batesville Casket
Company for 29 years as an assembly worker. Mr. Lorance attended St. Paul
United Methodist Church in Manchester. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by sisters, Judy Dean Thomas, Bell Amiel, Grace Snyder,
and Esther Lowry; brothers, Horace Lorance, Sterling Lorance, and Winfred
Lorance.

Mr. Lorance is survived by a son, Christopher Lorance; brother, Jimmy
(Hope) Lorance; sisters, Sue (Donald) Ridner and Edith Gammon; several
nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 1:00pm at
Shady Grove Cemetery in Coffee County with Bro Jim Parks officiating.
Burial will immediately follow.

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

Deborah Lynn Marshall

Deborah Lynn Marshall, of Fayetteville, passed this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the age of 67. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date.
Ms. Marshall, a native of Lincoln County, was born to the late Onus and Darrine Roper. She was very active in her community, serving as a member of the IAMAW Union, The Order of the Eastern Star, as well as being a member at Fayetteville First Baptist Church. She was an employee of Amana Goodman Daikin for 47 years and was an Avon lady in the community for 40+ years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandmother, Linnie McCowan; son, Timothy Marshall; brother, Joe W. Roper.
She is survived by daughter, Tammy Tipton (Jamie) of Fayetteville; brother, David O. Roper of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Amber Joseph (Andy) of Fayetteville, Dalton Hillis of Fayetteville, Megan Thompson (Bennie) of Huntsville; great grandchildren, Timothy Brown and Eli Joseph of Fayetteville, Izzabella Thompson and Amelia Thompson of Huntsville.
For online guest registry please visit, www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com
LYNCHBURG FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Russell E. Ridner

Russell E. Ridner of Manchester passed this life on Sunday, January 17,
2021 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro at the age of 65.  Graveside services
are scheduled on Saturday, January 23 at 9 AM at Hurricane Grove Cemetery
in Manchester.

A native of Coffee County, he was the son of the late Samuel Russell and
Argie Bush Ridner.  He enjoyed watching football and was a Dallas Cowboys
fan.  He also enjoyed reading and watching old western TV shows and movies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judy
Bradford Ridner.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Starks of Manchester; brothers,
Bobby Ridner (Carolyn) and Steve Ridner, both of Manchester and Danny and
Floyd Jernigan, both of Manchester and grandson, Mason Starks.

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

Danny Lee Winland

Winland, Danny Lee, of Estill Springs, passed this life on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 at Saint Thomas West in Nashville at the age of 58. Danny was born in Manchester to the late C. Rogers Winland and Edith Mae Franklin Winland. During his life he worked as the Produce Manager at Food Lion and was a member of the National Rifle Association. In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Ann. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Anna Winland; one daughter, Amanda James and her husband Jason; one brother, Dale Winland and his wife Tina; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Estill Springs. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sara B. Wells

Funeral services for Mrs. Sara B. Wells, age 98 years, 8 months, and 17
days, of Manchester, will be conducted on Friday, January 22, 2021, at 2 PM
in the Manchester Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Blanton’s
Chapel cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday,
January 21, from 6 – 8 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Wells passed away on
Tuesday, January 19, at Autumn Oaks Assisted Living in Manchester.

Mrs. Wells was born on May 2, 1922, to the late Eugene C. and Minnie E.
Buckley Keeling. She was a member of the Blanton’s Chapel Methodist Church.
Mrs. Wells enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, especially bread from an old
German family recipe, and playing bingo with friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wells is preceded in death by her husband,
Reuben H. Wells; grandsons, Jeremy, Scott, and Chad Wells; granddaughter,
Sara Ann Wells; brothers, Lloyd and Wayne Keeling; sister, Evelyn Koch. She
is survived by her children, Gary E. Wells and his wife, Carol, and Gail K.
Duncan; grandchildren, Leslee Stewart and her husband, Justin, Abby
Hartranft and her husband, David, Jason Duncan and his fiancé, Tara; great
grandchildren, Gwendolyn J. Stewart, Carter D and Conner P. Hartranft;
sister, Zalah Anderson; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in memory of Mrs.
Wells to:

St. Judes Children’s Hospital

Or

Avalon Hospice

305 S. Jackson St. Ste. B

Tullahoma, TN 37388

or a charity of your choice

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wells family.

Howard David Hazlett

Howard David Hazlett, of Mulberry, passed this life on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the age of 78. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Lynchburg Funeral Home with burial to follow at Melson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until the time of service.
Mr. Hazlett, a native of Moore County, was the son of the late Claude Hazlett and Mildred Brown Hazlett. He attended Lois Church of Christ and enjoyed reading, fishing, and watching Westerns. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger. Wandering the Lynchburg Square, was one of his favorite pastimes, along with spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Ann Hazlett; brother, Jimmy Hazlett; sisters, Louise Fenner and Nancy Hazlett; grandson, Ethon Bain.
He is survived by son, Tim Hazlett of Mulberry; daughters, Terri Burton (Jeff) of Lynchburg and Angie Bain (Mike) of Hazel Green, AL; grandchildren, Keith Bain of Hazel Green, Emma Ferguson (Steven) of Harvest, AL, Joshua Burton (Amber) of McMinnville, Ryan Burton (Brittany) of Lynchburg, Jesse Burton (Karyn) of Belvidere, Janna Burton of Lynchburg; great grandchildren, Greenly, Millie, Ethan, Erica, Paisley, Cohen, Ellis, Everleigh, Nakoa, Grayson, Lincoln, Jasper, and Carter.
For online guest registry please visit, www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com
LYNCHBURG FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Floyd Leon Smith

Floyd Leon Smith, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Leon was born in Tullahoma in Coffee County Tennessee on March 12, 1939 to James Newton and Floy Lavena Stone Smith. His elementary schooling began at Willow Grove school in Bedford County. He went on to graduate from Tullahoma High School in 1957. After graduation, he joined the US Navy, where he completed basic training in Sanford, Florida. Leon’s tour of duty was aboard the USS Saratoga, unit CV-60 from 1958-1962, after which time he returned to Tullahoma, where he was employed at Altimil, Northern Field, then ARO, Inc. (Calspan) at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee in 1966, as an Instrument Technician. Thirty-two years later he retired. Leon was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma and was a lay speaker at several Methodist churches in the area. He enjoyed going to dirt track races, but his real enjoyment was raising mules and horses and going on trail rides. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Linda Riggins Smith, a son, Lannie Riggins Smith (Terra) of Manchester, a daughter, Laurel Leigh Smith of Antioch, three granddaughters, Bethany Ann Crabtree, Alyvia Nichole Smith, Libby Trail, two great granddaughters, Emily and Abigale Crabtree, and one brother, Curtis Smith (Diane). The family wishes to express gratitude to all of the staff, nurses, and personal assistants at Compassus Hospice, especially Natasha Atkins and Sherri Jacocks. Thank you also to the staff of Suncrest Health, especially to Joanna Buckner and Teresa Martin, whose wonderful care and compassion are deeply appreciated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to First United Methodist of Tullahoma or The Alzheimer’s Association. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 1:00-2:00pm with the funeral to follow at 2:00pm with Rev. Rickey Wade officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Bethany Cemetery.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Billy Dorris Thompson

Billy Dorris Thompson, age 82, passed from this life into eternity on January 17, 2021. He was the center of our home, living out his Christian faith by a strong example to each family member. He did not like conflict, but he would peacefully meet it when necessary. He was a selfless person, putting other’s needs above his own. You could say that people were his passion. He loved to serve on mission trips to Michigan, Waveland, Tellico Plains, and, even around Tullahoma, designing and building wheelchair ramps for residents in need. As he moved through life, he reflected Christ. He was an active member of First Baptist Church Tullahoma where he served faithfully in many different areas. He retired after 36 years as an engineer at Arnold Engineering Development Center. He is preceded in death by his mother, Katie Mae Dorris Thompson and his father, Robert Payne Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lell Clark Thompson, his daughter Katrina Thompson Pachel (Vince) and sons, Harley Payne Thompson (Sara), Wesley Clark Thompson (Chelle), and Travis Lloyd Thompson (Christy). Also, he is survived by his twelve grandchildren, Anna Marie Pachel, Nathan Pachel, Harley Clark Thompson, Daniel Thompson, Katie Thompson, David Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Cate Thompson, Reed Thompson, Kimberly Thompson, Hayden Thompson, and Alexa Thompson. He is also survived by his brother and best friend, Joe Burton Thompson (Marian) and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be given to First Baptist Church Tullahoma Missions. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church Tullahoma with Pastors Kevin Ivy and Andy Stallings officiating. Burial will follow at Lynchburg City Cemetery. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Lee Pearcy Summitt

Mrs. Patricia Lee Pearcy Summitt, age 70, of
Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Friday, January 15, 2021 in
Nashville, TN.

Mrs. Summitt was born in Lansing, TN, to her late parents William Pearcy
and Norma Bolin Pearcy. She loved any kind of music, listening or playing,
and was the music leader at her church. Mrs. Summitt also loved travelling
and going on cruises and to the beach. She was full of life and lived it to
the fullest. Mrs. Summitt loved her family and her dogs so much and will be
greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Russell Summitt; two sisters, Faye Mace and Anita Morris.

Mrs. Summitt is survived by a son, Shane (Lynette) Turner; brothers,
William “Bud” Pearcy and Jimmy (Tracie) Pearcy; sister, Janice (Jim)
Morris; grandchildren, Sophie, Stephanie, Karis, Kaitlyn, Kelsey, and
Logan; great grandchild, Carter.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 11:00am
until 1:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services
will be conducted immediately following visitation at 1:00pm with Keith
Nunley officiating. Burial will follow in Haithcock Family Cemetery in
Manchester, TN.

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

Kim Welch Stockton

Stockton, Kim Welch, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital at the age of 67. Kim was born in Tullahoma to the late J. Barnett Welch and Wilma Blackburn Welch who survives. During her life she worked as a Nurse Practitioner until her retirement and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. In addition to her father, Kim was preceded in death by her brother, Brad Welch. She is survived by her mother, Wilma Welch; her husband, Dale Stockton; one son, Jason Dendy and his girlfriend Lesley; one brother, Gary Welch and his wife Melissa; two grandchildren, Baylor and Bella; several nieces and nephews; and her two beloved dogs and companions Maggie and Daisy. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 1:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Wall officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Motlow Community College Nursing Program or the Tullahoma Animal Shelter.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.