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Category: Obituaries

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2/16/12 — Lamar Dotson

Funeral services for Bishop Lamar Dotson, age 82, of Manchester will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the chapel of Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. L. E. Butler officiating.

Burial will follow at Fredonia Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Bishop Dotson passed away on Monday, February 13, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Bishop Dotson was born September 3, 1929 in Rome, GA.

He was the son of the late Luther Barber Dotson Jr. and Francis Irene Green Dotson.

He retired from Empire Pencil Company in Shelbyville where he had worked as a mechanic.

He was a pastor for the Church of God of Prophecy for 64 years, serving churches in Shelbyville, Manchester, Tullahoma, Tracy City and Pelham.

He enjoyed deep sea fishing, bowling and playing softball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ollie Jean Jernigan Dotson, who passed away in 2003; three brothers, Virgil, Billy and Willy Dotson; and one sister, Barbara Barrier.

He is survived by one son, Robert Dotson of Manchester; three daughters, Doris Humphres and her husband, Ed of Normandy, Brenda Dotson of Manchester and Deborah Poff and her husband Elroy of Manchester; two brothers, Luther Dotson and his wife, Vivian of Manchester, Victor Jack Dotson and his wife, Gertie of Franklin, GA; one sister, Betty DeVriese of Elkhart, Indiana; six grandchildren, Timmy York and his wife, Tamara, Kelly York, Shane York, Brittany Poff, Lisa Brown, and Linda Reynolds and five great grandchildren.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

2/15/12 — Ida Lee Smith

Ida Lee Smith, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN at the age of 62 years.

Born in Coffee County, Tennessee, Mrs. Smith was a retired receptionist for Worth Sports and a substitute teacher for Moore County Schools. She was also a member of the Mach Tenn Running Club, Tullahoma Centennial Women’s Club, and attended the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her parents, Stokes and Emmer Bell.

She is survived by her husband Dale Smith of Tullahoma; four daughters, Connie Smith and husband Tim of Covington, GA, Leigh Ann Seiber and husband Kyle of Mt. Juliet, TN, Laura Nagle and husband Kyle of Estill Springs, TN, Jenny Mallard also of Estill Springs; one son Jeff Smith and wife Lanta of Monroe, GA; one sister, Linda Anderson of Manchester, TN, three brothers Dennis Bell, Curtis Bell, and David Bell all of Tullahoma; ten grandchildren, Jonathon, Jenifer, and Jordan Smith, Thomas and Andrew Seiber, Conner King, Carly and Drake Mallard, Sean and Sadie Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Mrs. Smith will be held on Tuesday, February 14th, 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

The funeral service Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 1:00pm in The Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

For those who wish, donations can be made to the Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 (615-342-0840).

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/16/12 — Jerome Floyd (Jerry) Teal

Funeral services for Mr. Jerome Floyd (Jerry) Teal, age 65, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Phil Whisenhunt and Bro. Ray Marcrom officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until time of services at 2:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Teal passed away on Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Mr. Teal was born in Coffee County, the son of the late Goldie Armstrong.

He served his country in the U.S. Army, doing three tours of duty in Vietnam and was a Green Beret in the 82nd Airborne Division.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Teal is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ina Galligan Teal of Manchester; two sons, Ty Solomon and Scott (Judy) Solomon, both of Manchester; one daughter, Shanda (Paul) Johns of Andrews AFB, Maryland; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Morgan) Underwood, Shali (Harvey) Rackley, Timothy Scott Solomon, II, Rance Matthew Solomon, Roger-Trenton Michael Solomon, James Lane Moore, Harm Anthony Moore, and Kross Jennings Moore; four great grandchildren, Keely-Zaira Rackley, Victoria Tater Malloray Rackley, Kameron Amy Underwood, and Abilyn Grace Underwood; and his dog, Shorty Sheldon Teal.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

2/17/12 — Ginnie Mae Newman

Memorial services for Ginnie Mae Newman, age 76 of Manchester will be conducted Friday, February 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 5:00 PM until time of services.

Mrs. Newman passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 at her residence in Manchester.

She was born March 14, 1935 in Coffee County, the daughter of the late Luther W. Hodge and Bobbie Lee Reavis McDowell.

In earlier years, she enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo and cards and also craft work.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Newman, Jr. of Manchester; two brothers, James Edward Hodge and Charles Roy Hodge; two sisters, Wilma Jean Parris and Mary Leona Davis; and three grandchildren, Regina Maylene Peoples and Jimmy Rowe and Tonya Michele Sanders.

Survivors include four children, son, Ronnie Dale Hill of Tullahoma; daughter, Brenda Ann Fletcher and husband, Danny of Tullahoma; daughter, Bobbie Krupicka and husband Don of Nashville and daughter, Gina Kay Sasser and husband, Jerome of Manchester; one sister, Dorothy Ann Lardi and husband, Kenny of Gardner, IL and 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

2/12/12 — Mary Jane Brown

Mrs. Mary Jane Brown, age 75, of Tullahoma, passed away Friday at her residence.

She is a native of Bedford Co., TN and is the daughter of the late Hervie and Alice Wallace Goodwin. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Eddie W. Brown, son, Eddie Dewayne Brown, brothers, James C. Goodwin, Edgar Goodwin and sister, Louise Haynes.

She is survived by a daughter, Tammy Renee Tomes of Tullahoma, grandson, Michael Ray Tomes of Tullahoma, brothers, Hervie Goodwin Jr. of Tullahoma, Tommy (Barbara) Goodwin of Tullahoma, sisters, Judy Echols of Tullahoma, Geneva Weaver of Tullahoma, Vera Reynolds of Tullahoma, Linda (Eddie) Bruce of Normandy and several nieces and nephews.

The family request donations be made to the Hospice Foundation.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday, from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 10:30AM in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Rhoton officiating.

Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

2/13/12 — Bessie G. Brandon

Mrs. Bessie G. Brandon, age 71, of Wartrace, passed away Friday at her residence.

She is a native of Corinth, Mississippi and the daughter of the late Hubert and Mamie Shults Hearn. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Q. Brandon.

She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her sons, Bradley (Karrie) Brandon of Shelbyville, Greg W. (Jennifer) Brandon of Manchester, Stacey Brandon of Wartrace, brother, J.C. Hearn of Illinois, Sister, Marjorie Kane of Illinois, and Grandchildren, Shyan, Siara, Blake, and Andrew Brandon, Austin and Kerra Overman.

Visitation with the family will be Monday, from 3:00PM until 9:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00PM in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron DeWitt and Bro. Willie Young officiating.

Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery in Wartrace.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

2/13/12 — Carolyn Sue McClure Daniel

Carolyn Sue McClure Daniel, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at her residence.
A native of Harriman, TN, she was the daughter of the late Rufe and Ada McClure.

She was an Elder at the Tullahoma First Christian Church. She was chairman of the Care Committee, which visits or calls on church members who are shut-in or in care facilities. She taught several different Sunday school classes over the years.

Carolyn taught eighth grade language arts at Tullahoma’s West Middle School and Manchester’s Coffee County Middle School for a total of thirty-one years. She loved her students dearly.

Carolyn showed great passion for others through her work at Partner’s for Healing, the Tullahoma First Christian Church Food Pantry, and Salvation Army. While working with the Salvation Army, she worked many hours for several weeks when Katrina Evacuees were at the Tullahoma National Guard Armory.

Carolyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Don McClure, and two sisters, Maxeen Regen and Margaret Jarrell.

Carolyn’s husband of forty-eight years is Wayne Daniel. Her daughters, Tracy Daniel Sloan (Randy), and Margaret Dawn Kane (Edgar) both live in Tullahoma. Her son, Thomas Wayne Daniel, Jr. (Lori) lives in Franklin, TN. Grandchildren, Matthew Kane, Morgan Kane, Madison Kane, Noah Sloan, and Ross Sloan live in Tullahoma. Grandchildren Morgan Lynch, Braden Daniel, and Brock Daniel live in Franklin, TN. Her brother, Ken McClure lives in Shelbyville and her brother Ted McClure lives in Bourne, TX.

Visitation will be held at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-9:00pm on Sunday, February 12th, 2012.

A service to celebrate the life of Carolyn Sue McClure Daniel will be held at the Tullahoma First Christian Church at 2:00pm on Monday, February 13th, 2012 with Rev. Tom Murdock and Rev. Amy Cates officiating.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Randy Sloan, Edgar Kane, Rick Regen, Stan Jerrell, Hunter Beavers, Matthew Kane, and Noah Sloan.

Honorary pallbearers are Ross Sloan, Braden Daniel, Brock Daniel and her Sunday school class, Bob’s Bible Bunch.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be made to either the Salvation Army or the Tullahoma First Christian Church Building Fund.

Carolyn knew that the Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

2/12/12 — Kelly Jennifer Maywald Overcast

Kelly Jennifer Maywald Overcast, left this world for an infinitely better one on February 10th, 2012 in Hospice Care at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN, at the age of 42 after a short, painful fight with cancer.

Family and friends were continually with her during her ordeal as she fought with bravery and dignity.

Kelly was born June 10th, 1969 at Bitburg Air Base in Germany. She came to Tullahoma, TN in 1981 with her Air Force family as she started the 7th grade at East Middle School. She graduated from Tullahoma High and MTSU and after teaching four years at other schools, returned to East Middle where she taught Special Education Classes for fifteen years.

She was respected by all her colleagues for her sense of humor, her talent for arts and crafts, and her teaching expertise. However, the exceptional part of her personality and teaching was the love she demonstrated every day for her students which was returned in their love for her.

She passed surrounded by cards and tokens of their love for her. Kelly was an exchange student during her junior year of high school in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia and had returned to Croatia for religious missions trips and visits after the war.

Kelly was a member of King’s Cross Church in Tullahoma.

Kelly is survived by her husband, Dan Overcast of Tullahoma; her daughter, Kendra Sigler of Johnson City, TN; her parents, Phil and Bobbie Maywald of Tullahoma; grandparents, Lorene Baker of TX and Vivian Davis of Texarkana; three sisters, Karen Anderson and her husband Michael of Las Cruces, NM, Kimberly Eccles and her husband Walt of Syracuse, NY, and Kristen Lewis and her husband David of Knoxville, TN; 10 nephews; 4 nieces; 1 great nephew; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Marie Thomasson; and brothers-in-law, David Overcast, Mark Thomasson and his wife Cori, and Joseph Thomasson and his wife Kimberly.

Visitation for Mrs. Overcast will be held on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 from 1:30-4:00pm at King’s Cross Church with a Memorial Service to be held immediately after at 4:00pm.

Memorial donations may be made to Five Loaves Four Kids to prevent weekend hunger in needy children and their families.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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2/14/12 — Ruth Boles Montgomery

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Boles Montgomery, age 89 of Manchester will be conducted at 10am, Tuesday, February 14 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Watters officiating.

Visitation will be from 8am until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Graveside services will take place at 2pm, Tuesday, February 14 at the Falling Springs Cemetery in Livingston, Tennessee.

Mrs. Montgomery passed away Saturday morning at the United Regional Hospital in Manchester.

Mrs. Montgomery was born in Jackson County, Tennessee the daughter of the late Alto and Nan Stafford Boles.

She was a homemaker and a faithful Christian, being of the Pentecostal faith.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Montgomery was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Montgomery, by a son, Casper Whitehead, and by 5 brothers and sisters, Sam, William, Fannie, Emma and Valtie.

Her survivors are: 1 Sister- Mrs. Gladys Vaughn of Shelbyville; Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

MANCHESTER FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.

2/16/12 —- Vicki Lynn Haney

Vicki Lynn Haney,59,of Murfreesboro, TN passed this life on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at Stone Crest Medical Center.

Ms. Haney was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Francis Griffin; and her husband, Ivon Haney who passed away in 2003.

She formerly worked as a registered nurse for the Coffee County Health Department.

She is survived by one son, David Haney of Murfreesboro; one brother, Kenneth Griffin and wife Cindy of Murfreesboro; and three grandchildren, Steven Jude, Aiden Jacob, and Allison Michelle.

Visitation will be held at Kilgore Funeral Home on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 from 5:00-7:00pm with funeral services immediately following at 7:00pm. with Rev. Bob Payne officiating.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.