Category: Obituaries

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MARION THOMAS “PORK CHOP” ANDERSON, age 68, of Decherd, departed this life suddenly on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Southern Tenn. Medical Center in Winchester, Tenn. 

He was born in Winchester, Tenn. to the late Hubert and Ruby Anderson. 

Mr. Anderson was employed for many years as a meat butcher before he was employed at the Franklin County Board of Education as a custodian where he retired from.  He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Shelbyville.  He also served in the Army National Guards.  Mr. Anderson was a former member of the Dixieland Street Rods and also a former C.B. radio user as you can guess that is where his “nickname” came from “pork chop” was his handle.  Mr. Anderson was a loving and devoted, husband, brother, father and grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Anderson and sister, Lida Boswell. 

He is survived by his wife, Sue Anderson of Decherd, son, Troy (Tonya) Anderson of Shelbyville, Tenn., sister, Sarah Ashby of Decherd, granddaughter, Stephanie Anderson and niece, Melissa Prince of Manchester. 

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00-8:00 P.M. on Wednesday evening in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services. 

Services are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Thursday evening at Grant Funeral Services with Bro. Jason Williams, officiating. 

Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.


CATHERINE CONN MAHAFFEY TIDWELL, age 78, of Tullahoma, Tenn., formerly of Winchester, departed this life on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. 

She was a homemaker.  Ms. Tidwell was of the Pentecostal  faith.  

Ms. Tidwell was preceded in death by her parents; Tobb and Annie Conn, husbands; Buck Mahaffey and Paul Tidwell and a son, Gary Mahaffey. 

She is survived by her sons; Bobby (Beth) Mahaffey of Columbia, Tenn., Lonnie Mahaffey of Lexington, Tenn., Larry Mahaffey of Chattanooga, Tenn., daughter, Shirley Russell of Manchester, sister, Christine Clark of Chicago, Ill.  14-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Thursday at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd, Tenn., with Bro. Philip Swinford, officiating.

Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 on Thursday prior to the service. 

Grant Funeral Services in charge of the arrangements.

6/29/12 — Martha Ann Moore Walker

Martha Ann Moore Walker, age 65 of Winchester, passed away at her home Tuesday June 26, 2012.

She was a 1964 graduate of Franklin County High School.  She later attended Tennessee Tech where she studied fashion design She worked for Fuji Photo Lab until her retirement in 2009.  She adored her grandchildren and spent countless hours riding them around on her golf cart.  She attended the Church of Christ.

She was the daughter of  J.C. Moore who precedes her death.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Harry Walker, Sr.; mother, Marie Gunn Moore ; son, Billy (Jolene) Hasty, all of Winchester.  Step-sons, Harry “Skeeter” (Kelly) Walker, Jr. of Estill Springs and Jeff (Kim) Walker of Houston, TX; step-daughter, Leoma (Bill) Peter of Goldsboro, NC; sisters, Donna Roper, Linda (Larry) Jones and Susan “Pat” Van Santen, all of Winchester; grandchildren, Leslee and Kailin Hasty; step-grandchildren, Lance, Brandon,, Tyler & Sarah Walker and Garrett & Clayson Peter; nieces, Heather (Craig) Eslick of Winchester and Christina (David) Alcorn of Murfreesboro; nephew Jeff (Tasha) Roper of California; great nephews, Camden, Cason, Cooper Eslick and Logan roper.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday June 29, 2012 from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Glann Lee officiating.

Interment will follow at Watson-North Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Eslick, Harold Walker, Jr., David Alcorn, David Moore, Larry Jones, Grady Gunn, Glen Moore, Hr. and Larry Cole.

Visitation will be Thursday evening June 28, 2012 from 5-9 p.m.
Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park in charge of arrangements.

6/28/12 — Barbara Roberson

Barbara Roberson, age 79 of Belvidere, TN., passed away at her home surrounded by her family. 

A native of Brooklyn, NY she was a registered Nurse.  She trained at Jewish Brooklyn Hospital where she graduated second in her class.  She lived in Brooklyn, NY for many years then moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL for a warmer climate and to be near family.  Following her retirement from nursing in 1998 she moved to Waynesboro, NC and made her home with her youngest daughter, Susan.  In 2008 she moved to Belvidere where she made her home with another daughter, Donna. 

Mrs. Robertson was a devoted Roman Catholic and a member of the Good Shepherd Church.  She will remembered as a woman who enjoyed every aspect of life to the fullest, who enjoyed shopping and was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who had an optimistic outlook on life. 

Mrs. Robertson is preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Baker Klaskin and her father, Jack Klaskin; a brother, Richard Klaskin; her first husband, John S. Fahey (who was Director of Parks and Recreation in the City of Pembroke Pines, FL).   

She is survived by daughters, Lonnie Fahey Wines of Buford, GA, Donna Fahey (Carl) Soderlin of Belvidere, TN Laura Fahey of New Galilee, PA and Susan Fahey Pelletier of Waynesboro, NC; brother, Bruce (Judy) Klaskin of Dover, PA; grandchildren, Taryn  & Tyler John Soderlin, Joseph & Daniel Pelletier and Ryker Wines. 

A Funeral Mass will be conducted from Good Shepherd Church at 11 a.m. Thursday June 28, 2012. 

Interment will follow at Watson-North Memorial Park.  Serving as pallbearers will be Taryn &Tyler Soderlin, Joseph & Daniel Pelletier, Ryker Wines and Carl William Soderlin. 

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening, June 27, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home.   

Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park in charge of arrangements.

6/28/12 — Lillie Ruth Henley Baker

Lillie  Ruth  Henley Baker, age 83 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on June 25, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester.

She was a retired seamstress, dedicated homemaker and lifetime member of the Rutledge Hill Community Church. She will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family and friends and enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.

She was born in Coffee County, TN to her parents, the late William Alexander “Bud” Henley and Mary Emma Buckner Henley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Wayne Baker; grandson, Stephen Wayne Baker; sister, Mary Emma Henley-Tucker; brothers, Andrew Jackson “Jack” Henley, Luther E. Henley, Paul Henley and James Lewis Henley.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda S. Todd and her husband Joe of Summitville, TN and Robin A. Boyett and her husband Ronnie of the Rutledge Hill Community in Hillsboro; sister, Judy Henley Nabors and her husband Stanley of Hillsboro; brothers, Billy Frank Henley and his wife Hazel, Tom Henley and his wife Nancy, Carl Henley and Clarence Henley and his wife Nona of Hillsboro, TN; four grandchildren, David Boyett (Laura) of Rutledge Hill, Eric Boyett (Jamie) of Rutledge Hill, Joseph Todd (Kelly) of McMinnville and Jason Todd (Melanie) of McMinnville; five great-grandchildren, Amber Gann, Chase Boyett, Drake Todd, Cadi Beth Todd and Matthew Todd;  and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday evening, June 27, 2012 from 6:00  until 9:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, June 28, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Billy Robison officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rutledge Hill Community Church Cemetery.

rrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.

6/28/12 — John Randall Banks

Funeral services for Mr. John Randall Banks, age 94, of the Noah Community in Coffee County, TN will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Tommy Underwood and Horace Lee Jacobs officiating. 

Burial will follow in Fredonia Cemetery. 

Visitation with the Banks family will be 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Mr. Banks passed away Tuesday morning at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Banks was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late John Solomon and Pearl Thomas Banks.  He was a self-employed farmer and logger.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Noah Church of Christ.  He furthered his education at Nashville Auto Diesel College.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Banks was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Alline Banks Rhea; a son-in-law, Jimmy Howard Rhea; and three brothers, Mervin Raulston Banks, William Alonzo Faulk, and Homer Thomas Banks.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cleo Banks, of Manchester; one son, Randy (Dorene) Banks; a daughter-in-law, Pam Rhea; six grandchildren, Allen Banks, Regina (Lance) Hickerson, Jimmy (Anita) Banks, Crystal (Michael) Robison, April Shelton, and Jimmy Rhea; six great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Banks family.

6/26/12 — Lawrence Lee “Larry” Galigher

Mr. Lawrence Lee “Larry” Galigher, age 75, of Tullahoma, passed away Monday at Harton Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He is the eldest son of Earl Jackson and Violet Pauline Hicks Galigher. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Joe Galigher.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Rose (Osborne) Galigher, son, Larry Michael (Judy) Galigher and daughter, Carrie LeAnne (Glenn) Newton of Tullahoma, step-daughters, Teri Lynn (Lee) Parnell of Willis, Texas, Tina Kay Miller of Monroe, Louisiana, Toni Annette (Johnny Wayne) Michael of Cumming, Georgia, twin grandsons, Jeremy Russell and Joshua Lee Galigher, Glenn Spenser (Candice) Newton, Andrew Lorence Newton, granddaughters, Ashley Jean Galigher, Hilary Lynn Galigher all of Tullahoma, Step grandson, Jarrod (Joalena) Moore of Los Angeles, California, Douglas Ervin Miller of Lafayette, Louisiana, Jamie (Mike) Moore of Bossier City, Louisiana, step granddaughter, Megan Marie Miller of Monroe, Louisiana, great-grandson, Shawn Aldridge of Bossier City, Louisiana, sister, Linda Galigher Johnson of Decatur, Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Galigher retired in 1995 from Arnold Engineering and Development Center where he worked for ARO, Incorporated, Calspan Corporation and Micro Craft in several engineering and management positions with the propulsion wind tunnel facility over a span of 35 years.

Mr. Galigher had a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee.

After retirement Lawrence moved to a home on the shores of Tims Ford Lake and spent his time boating and enjoying other recreational activities with family and friends, moving into Tullahoma in 2005.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

The family request donations be made to the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center in Manchester where he was a former Chariman.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

6/28/12 — Ilene Rhodes Clayborne

Funeral services for Mrs. Ilene Rhodes Clayborne, age 93, of Manchester will be conducted Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Buck Frazier and Brother Winfred Teal officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clayborne passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Manchester.

She was born August 3, 1918 in Coffee County, TN the daughter of the late Irvin Rhodes and Mary Ara Lusk Rhodes.

 In earlier years, she was employed as a ball sewer with Wilson Sporting Goods in Tullahoma and eventually retired after many years of service.  Upon retirement, she began working as a cook in several local restaurants in Manchester.  One of her favorite past times was quilting.  Over the years, she has shared many of these quilted treasures with family and friends.  She was a member of Hurricane Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Clayborne in 1995; a daughter, Audrey Kimbro; a son-in-law, Shelby Kimbro; a granddaughter, Linda Miller Clark; four sisters,  Mary Louise Rhodes,Velma Bush, Elaine Little, Oneida Holton; three brothers, Archie Rhodes, Irvin Rhodes, Jr., and James Ewing Rhodes.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Shelby Jean Bennett and husband, Pete of Beechgrove, TN; Danny Kimbro and wife, Judy of Flintville, TN; Kippy Kimbro and wife, Linda of Manchester and Brandy Merriman and husband, Sammy of also of Manchester; nine great-grandchildren, Larry E. Miller of Manchester; Erin Keheley and husband, Russell of Manchester; Robert Shawn Kimbro and wife, Traci of Fayetteville, TN; Garrett Kimbro of Flintville, TN and Holly Chase and husband, Jason of Sparta, TN; Renee Kimbro of Manchester; Alicia Witham and husband, Bobby of Estill Springs; Jennifer Raines and husband, Jim of Manchester and Valerie Wilder and husband, Matt of Estill Springs; and several great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Ernest Holton of Shelbyville: a special niece, Charlotte Teal of Manchester and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, PO Box 225, Winchester, TN  37398.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of  arrangements.

6/27/12 —- Ray Branyon “Roho” Coleman

 Ray Branyon “Roho” Coleman, 74 of Hillsboro TN, passed away June 25, 2012.

Ray was born in 1938 in Fayette, Alabama to the late Carl and Elton Coleman.

Ray resided in Nashville for a number of years but moved to the Hillsboro, Tennessee community in 1998.  Ray proudly served in the United States Air Force 10 years. He worked for CSX Railroad, retiring after 35 years.  He was a member of the Bryant Alabama Church of God and was a devout Christian.  He loved Bible study, fishing and playing with his dogs, General Beauregard and Babygirl.

He was preceded in death by parents Carl and Elton Coleman and sister, Carlene Angels.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy Coleman; sister, Bamer Dorsey of Maben, Mississippi; son Scott Brewer (Joy) of Ringgold, GA; and daughter, Becky Carroll (Tim) of Soddy Daisy, TN; Grandchildren Sean and Colin Brewer, Terry Barnes, Sarah Williams, and several great grandchildren; special friends Dr. Al Brandon and canine companion Beau.

The family received friends on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 5-8:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday morning, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Bro. Dee Bethune officiating.

Burial will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.

Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN. .

6/30/12 — Kyle Farris

Kyle Farris age 26, of Memphis, a life-long native of Winchester, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Memphis.

Kyle was born on August 28, 1985 to Timothy and Jeanette Farris. Kyle was a 2003 class graduate of Franklin County High School where he played football and baseball. After graduation he attended the University of Memphis. Kyle worked for AT&T in Memphis in his spare time he enjoyed watching sports on TV, loved hanging out with friends bowling and was an avid x box player.

Kyle is survived by his wife, Trish McGee Farris of Memphis; sons, Tristan Farris of Memphis and Ethan Farris of Winchester; parents, Tim (Jeanette) Farris of Winchester; sisters, Kristina Farris of Winchester, Savanna Farris of Winchester and Sloane Farris of Winchester; maternal-grandparents, Jim (Sylvia) Child of Winchester; paternal grandmother, Linda Farris; maternal great-grandmother, Ida Childs of Winchester; paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Simmons of Winchester.

Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Watson-North Memorial Park with friends and family serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Friday, June 29, 2012 from 6-8pm at Watson-North Funeral Home.

Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.