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Category: Obituaries

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6/6/12 — Frances M. Lewis

Mrs. Frances M. Lewis, age 79, of Tullahoma, passed away Wednesday at Harton Regional Medical Center.

A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

6/11/12 — Lettie Castlen Cardy

Mrs. Lettie Castlen Cardy, age 78, of Normandy, went to be with her husband, of 58 years, and her Lord on Friday, June 8, 2012, at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

A native of Grand Bay, Al, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clayton and Lettie Cora Castlen. She was a retired Registered Nurse and was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church.

She moved to Tullahoma with her husband in 1959, and immediately joined the First United Methodist Church, becoming a member of the Questers Sunday School Class. She later received her nursing degree from Motlow State Community College and was a member of Motlow’s first nursing graduating class of 1974. She began her career at Queen City Infirmary and later, she was an ICU nurse at Harton Regional Medical Center. After retiring, she volunteered with Good Samaritan for many years where she served as Treasurer. Her bridge club ladies were very dear to her along with her church circle. She will be remembered as a beloved mother and grandmother and as a sweet, compassionate woman, who had a gift for taking care of the sick and hurting. She was a special person loved by the many people whose lives she touched over the years.

She is survived by one daughter; Alice (Bob) Sparks of Normandy, one son; Ben (Rene’) Cardy of Richmond, TX., four grand children; Stuart and Georgia Sparks, and Benjamin and Carissa Cardy, and one great grandchild, Raelynn Sparks, and three sisters; Doris Buhl of Hixson, TN, Aurelia Paine of Grand Bay, AL, and Evelyn Moore of Houston TX.

Visitation with the family will be Monday, from 1:00PM until 2:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00PM on Monday, in the chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home, with Bro. Mark Ashley officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests that memorial donation be made to American Heart Association, Inc. 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203-2111.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lettie

6/13/12 — Irene McCord

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene McCord, age 86 of Manchester will be conducted at 2pm, Wednesday, June 13 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating.

Burial will follow in the Midway Cemetery.

Visitation with the McCord family will be from 4pm until 9pm Tuesday at Manchester Funeral Home.

Mrs. McCord passed away Saturday, June 09, 2012 at the Stones River Hospital in Woodbury.

Mrs. McCord was born in Cannon County, Tennessee the daughter of the late Robert and Mae Jones Seal.  She was a longtime member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Manchester.   In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Don McCord who died in 2010 and by a daughter, Pamela McCord Bowman who died in 2008.

Mrs. McCord is survived by:
One son- Kevin Lynn McCord of Manchester
Two brothers- Paul Seal of the Short Mountain Community of Cannon County
Jimmy (Juanita) Seal of Manchester
Five grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren

The Alzheimers Association or the Midway Cemetery Fund.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the McCord family.

6/9/12 — Howell Clyde Alford

Graveside services for Mr. Howell Clyde Alford, age 68, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Welker Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until 2:15 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Alford passed away Thursday evening at his residence.

Mr. Alford was born in Coffee, Co., TN, the son of the late John Robert and Ludie Inez Baltimore Alford.

He was retired from Whirlpool as a tow motor operator and was also a fireman for the City of Manchester. He enjoyed gun collecting and loved watching western movies.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Alford; and a grandson, Michael Callan Alford, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Linda S. Alford of Manchester; three sons, Mike (Diane) Alford, Clyde Alford, Jr., and Chuck (Christy) Alford, all of Manchester; three daughters, Diane (Johnny) Grigg of Portland, Melissa Ford of Nashville, and Tonya (Frank) Givens of Manchester; one sister, Peggy (Richard) Arnold; four brothers, Kenneth Alford, Wesley Alford, Lenord Alford, and Terry (Dale) Shelton; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

6/10/12 — William Maxwell

William Maxwell age 65 of Nashville, formerly of Winchester, passed away June 6, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Funeral service for Mr. Maxwell will be conducted Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson – North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 5-8pm at Watson-North Funeral Home. 

 Watson-North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park

6/12/12 — Elizabeth J. Fairris

Elizabeth J. Fairris, age 84 of Cabot, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord June 5, 2012.

She was born March 9, 1928 in LoGan’s Ferry, Pennsylvania to the late Andrew and Frances Yankowski Janos. She was preceded in death by:  husband, C.C. Fairris, Jr.; in-laws; C.C. and Vivian Fairris; sister, Emily Newell; brother, Frances Janos; sister-in-law, Johnnie Farris Taylor; and grandson, Jimmy Dale Fairris, Jr.   

Survived by four children, Judy Ann Fairris Click of LaVergne, TN, Bonnie Jean Fairrris Graham (Chuck) of Cabot, AR, Jimmy Dale Fairris (Sue) of Cross Plains, TN, and Thomas Andrew Fairris (Candi) of LaVergne, TN; nine grandchildren, Keith Graham (Brandy), Ashley Mawhorr (Adam), Michael Hopkins (Lyndsey), Jacob Fairris (Guia), Caleb Fairris, Brandy Hawk (Danny), Bethany Fairris, Brianna Fairris and Eric Beaty; thirteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held June 9, 2012 at the Thomas Funeral Chapel in Cabot, AR.

Visitation will also be at the Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 5 – 7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be at Central Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements with Central Funeral Home of Manchester, TN.

6/9/12 — Frankie Gray Bell

Frankie Gray Bell passed away on June 6, 2012 at age 85.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Franklin Bell, her parents Nora B. Rogers, Carl Franklin (Frank) Gray and infant sister Dorothy Jean Gray.

She is survived by her children Mike Gray (Treva) Grant, Melissa Gray (Jim) Charles and David Gray (Joann) Grant. A stepdaughter Judy Bell (Fran) Piscitelli. Her grandchildren Michael Edwin Grant, April Renee McCreary, Jesse Marcus (Stephanie) Charles, Matthew Gray Charles, Lindsey Elizabeth (Lyle) Amacher, Kelsey Kathleen Grant, Haley Gray Grant and six great-grandchildren.

Frankie was a member of the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the General James Winchester Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Manchester Garden Club.

After graduating from high school she attended Draughns Business School in Chattanooga, TN. She married Herman Edwin Grant and moved to New York where she worked for the Naval Defense Department on Wal Street. After the war ended she returned to Winchester and began working for the social services department. She later served as a legal recording secretary for ten years before retiring in 1979. Frankie was a long and devoted mother. One of her great joys was her Pomeranian “Annie Bell” who remained her steadfast companion until 2008.

Visitation will be at Watson-North Funeral Home on Friday, June 8th from 5-8pm. 

A memorial service will be on Saturday, June 9th at 10:00am at Watson-North Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Clark officiating.

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

9/9/12 — Christine Elliott Moore

Christine Elliott Moore, 80 of Winchester, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at her home.

She was born August 13, 1931 in Crow Creek, Alabama; the daughter of the late Oakley and Evelyn (Stewart) Elliott.

She was a former employee of Genesco and Lanier Clothing.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Willie C. Moore, son, Anthony Bruce Moore, and brother, Donald Elliott.

Surviving are son, Willie Leon Moore of Decherd, TN, daughter, Judy Hill of Winchester, TN, brothers, Bobby Elliott of Decherd, TN, James (Barbara) Elliott of Decherd, TN and Larry Elliott of Decherd, TN, sisters, Maxine Csakany of San Diego, CA, Patsy Yamashiro of Skokie, IL and Mary Rosinski, granddaughters, Rainy Cook, Misty Roberts, and Jessica Hill, four great-grandchildren, sister-in-laws, Virginia Moore Hill of Decherd, TN and Carol Elliott of Belvidere as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Sister Kathy Stamey officiating.

Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN.

 The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester.


6/11/12 — Nettie Katheryn Sims

Nettie Katheryn Sims, age 87 of Decherd, passed away June 5, 2012 at Southern TN Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John Henry Payne and Bessie Ward Payne; husband, Sorris Sims; and brothers, Clarence Payne Sr, John Henry Payne II and Wendell Emmette Herring.

Survived by daughters, Gina Maria Sims-Johnson of Decherd and Carlotta Denise Sims Scheaffer of Shelbyville; son, Wendell Payne Sims of Albany, KY; grandchildren, Victoria Lynn Jones of Shelbyville, Wendell Thomas Jones of Albany, KY, Shaun Christopher Sims-Johnson of Decherd and Aimee Katheryn Ballanger of Chattanooga; sisters-in-law, Mary McCurdy Willis of Detroit, MI, Donna Lee Wells of Los Angeles, CA, Virginia Jennings of Tullahoma, Joannie Carden of Tullahoma, Dorothy Frazier of Bell Buckle and Esther Sims of Tullahoma; brothers-in-law, Charles Sims of San Diego, CA and S.T. Sims of Bakersfield, CA; God sisters, Anna Shearer and Sylvia Dunigan of Estill Springs; and a host of nieces, nephews, grt nieces and grt nephews, brothers and sisters in Christ and friends.

Visitation is 10 AM-12 Noon Monday, June 11, 2012 at Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Funeral services to follow at 12 Noon with Pastor Quinton Fletcher officiating.

Interment at Mt. Garner Cemetery.

 Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester, in charge of arrangements.

6/8/12 — Alene Bennett Elliott

Alene Bennett Elliott age 89, formerly of Franklin County, passed away June 6, 2012, at her residence in Decatur, Alabama.

Ms. Elliott was born on January 26, 1923 in Franklin County to the late Oscar and Vera Starnes Bennett.

She was raised in the Gum Creek area and graduated from Decherd High School.  Ms. Elliott married the love of her life Earl Elliott and moved to Knoxville, then Florence, Alabama, and finally in 1987 she and her husband made their home in Decatur, Alabama. Ms. Elliott was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Decatur, Alabama.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Vera Starnes Bennett; sisters, Louise Walls and Betty Jiles. 

Ms. Elliott is survived by her husband of 61 years Earl Elliott of Decatur, Al; son, Dr. Charles E. (Sherry) Elliott of Decatur, Al; granddaughter, Lindsay Elliott of Birmingham, Al, and grandson, Charles B. (Cara) Elliott of Decatur, Al.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1pm from the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow in Mt. Garner Cemetery with nephews and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Friday at 11am until time of service at Watson-North Funeral Home.

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