Category: Obituaries

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10//28/12 — Herman McCormick

  —Herman McCormick, age 80, passed away on October 26, 2012 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee with his loving family by his side.

He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator with the City of Manchester Street Department.

He was preceded in death his parents, the late Hubert McCormick and Essie Reed McCormick.

Mr. McCormick is survived by his wife, Velma L. Johnson McCormick of Manchester; children, Tina Morris, Haven Sherrill, Ricky Sherrill and Harold Sherrill; sister, Juanita Dickerson; brother, Clarence McCormick; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bible Church on South Spring Street in Manchester with Brother Vernon Wagoner and Brother Larry Huling officiating.


10/30/12 — Marlina Michelle Stacy Fults

Memorial Services for Marlina Michelle Stacy Fults, age 35 of Carthage, Tennessee will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bret Meeks officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until service time.

Mrs. Fults passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester.

 Mrs. Fults was born on November 4, 1976 in Frankfort, Kentucky the daughter of Robert Mark Stacy of Clearwater, Florida and Virginia Lewis Stacy of Nixa, Missouri.

 In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother, Hettie Stacy of Frankfort, Ky; three brothers, Atreyu J., Donald W., and Zach Duke all of Manchester; one sister, Sonja Perkins and her husband Thomas of Springfield, Missouri: three nieces, Victoria Russell, Karen Ludwig, and Serra Perkins; one nephew, Anthony Perkins and her true love, Danny Bly of Carthage, TN.

COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Marlina Michelle Stacy Fults.

10/30/12 — Joseph Paul Fleming

Memorial Services for Mr. Joseph Paul Fleming, age 21 of Manchester, Tennessee will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Pat Allison officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until service time.

Mr. Fleming passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 in Manchester.

 Mr. Fleming was born May 4, 1991 in Murfreesboro, TN., the son of Walter R. Fleming of Manchester and the late Toni Denise Womack Fleming.  Mr. Fleming enjoyed listened to music, watching movies and playing with his dog, Hyde.

 In addition to his father, Mr. Fleming is survived by one sister, Jessica Fain and her husband, Tommy of Marietta, GA.; grandparents, Beverly and Joe McKervey of Tullahoma; aunt, Lori Utterback of Manchester; niece, Emily Fain; cousins, Sarah and Ryan Utterback and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 In Lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to Alcoholics Anonymous and the Multi-County Cancer Support Network.

COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Joseph Paul Fleming.

10/27/12 — John “Little John” Sublett, Jr.

John “Little John” Sublett, Jr.,  age 41, of Nashville, formerly of Franklin County, TN, passed away October 25, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Sublett is a 1991 class graduate of Franklin County High School. He loved fishing, camping, 4-wheeling and hunting.

Mr. Sublett is preceded in death by his parents, John Sublett, SR and Bertha Nash Sublett.

He is survived by his sister, Sonseearay (Terry) Gaither of Manchester; nieces, Kayla Hall and Kristin Ray Shahan both of Manchester; step-nephew, Justin Gaither of Manchester.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 5pm.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Brazier officiating.

Interment will follow in Watson-North Memorial Park.

Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

10/27/12 — Inez Harrell Holmes

Graveside Services for Mrs. Inez Harrell Holmes, age 89, of Manchester will be conducted Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Shady Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Holmes beloved husband of 71 years, Mr. Armand Chisholm Holmes passed away October 21, 2012 and was laid to rest on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM.  Inez passed at 8:50 PM, October 25, 2012, to be with him.

Mrs. Holmes was born January 7, 1923, in Coffee County, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of the late William Hugh and Maggie Mae Fleming Harrell.  She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Holmes is preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Malcohm and Melvin Harrell; two sisters, Oza Harrell and Hellen Harrell Miller and one great great granddaughter, Eloise Porter Costanza.

Mrs. Holmes is survived by her children, Sherry Costanza-Steady and her husband, Lance, Aaron Craig Holmes and his wife, Carol, Linda Holmes Radford and her husband, Dennis and Wm. Dallas Holmes II; grandchildren, Armanda Inez Costanza and her partner, Merissa, Robert Costanza and his wife, Kelly, Michael Costanza and his wife, Laina, Sherry Costanza Goad and her husband, Bobby, Sandy Darrell Holmes and his wife, Shea, Armand Craig Holmes, Chad Holmes, Wendy Starr Holmes and Wm Dallas Holmes III; Great Grandchildren, Neena Cree Costanza, Maya Costanza, Auggie Costanza, Bella Costanza, Bryan Goad, Jenna and Jamie Goad, Rose Costanza, Alexander Costanza, Krystal Hemby and Carlie Holmes; great great grandsons Tanner and Calen Holmes and numerous nieces and nephews.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Inez Harrell Holmes.

10/26/12 — Nickie E. Hampton

Mr. Nickie E. Hampton, age 66, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away, Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Southern Tennessee Hospital, Winchester, Tennessee, with his family by his side.

Mr. Hampton was a graduate of Grundy County High School, and Northeast Alabama Community College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Viet Nam with the rank of Drill Sergeant. Nickie had retired from the State of Tennessee where he had worked as a park ranger at South Cumberland State Park. He also was a charter member of the Tracy City Street Rodders.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn E. Hampton and Mary Leona Brazille Hampton; brothers, Mickie J. Hampton and Tom Ed Kirk.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Van Hooser Hampton, Tracy City, TN; daughter Nicole (Billy) Reid, Sequatchie, TN; brother, Glenn E. “Rip” (Lucille) Hampton, Jr., Tracy City, TN; sister in law, Helen Kirk, Tracy City, TN; grandchildren, Nicholas (fiance, Tiffany Dykes) Cole Reid, Colton Garrett Reid; great grandchildren Reilly Aaron Reid, Gauge Layne & Caiden Dykes.

Funeral services will be held, 3:00 PM Friday, October 26, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Clayton Jones officiating.

Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery with full military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 4-9 PM at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee.

10.27/12 — Christine Tilford

Mrs. Christine Tilford, of Tullahoma passed Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Northside HealthCare  in Murfreesboro, Tn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lim Tilford, Sr; son, Marco Bright; brother, Danny Bright; sister, Juanita Tilford.

She is survived by five children– Laboria (Sammy) Alexander of Murfreesboro, TN; Eunice Brown, Yvonne “Geno” Brazelton, Lim (Dawn) Tilford all of Tullahoma, TN; Charalette (Darrin) Smith of Murfreesboro, TN.
sister, Della (Charles) Sims of San Diego, California; two brothers, James Bright of Santa Ana, California; Jerry (Emertha) Bright of Gardenia, California and 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Visitation,  Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at Shorter Chapel AME Church with Funeral Services to follow at 1:00 pm at Shorter Chapel AME Church with Rev. Fred Blackwell, Officiating, and Pastor Elvy Davis as Eulogist.

Interment Evergreen Cemetery

J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

10/25/12 — Willie Virginia Hill Pearson

Willie  Virginia  Hill Pearson, age 85  of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on October 23, 2012 at the Southern  Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.
Mrs. Pearson was a homemaker and a  member of the Prairie Plains Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her  husband, Andrew Jackson Pearson; parents, Elgin B. Hill, Sr. and Theodocia  Dooley Hill; son, Danny Andrew Pearson; and sisters, Gayenell Hill and Colleen  Hill. She will be fondly remembered as one who loved her family and friends;  loved to cook for her family and friends; enjoyed gardening, needlework and  quilting; and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra  Morris (Clinton) of Estill Springs, TN    and     Lisa Pearson (Bonnie) of Fairfield, CA;        sisters, Mildred Sherrill, Marilyn Floyd and
Ruth Weston (Phillip);   brother, Elgin  B. Hill, Jr. (Mildred); eight grandchildren, Lorrie Nugent (Herbie), Ryan Payne,  Drew Payne, Jacob Morris, Jamie Kerin (Josh), Erin Steiger (Matt), Eli Pearson  (Melissa) and Andy Pearson; eight great-grandchildren, Wyatt Nugent,   Brady Nugent, Victoria Pearson, Ellie Steiger, Marlee Kerin, Dylan Kerin, Eliyah  Pearson and Finn Steiger; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation  will be on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 5:00 p.m.  until  8:00  p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. 
The Funeral Service will be  conducted on Thursday morning, October 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Central  Chapel .
Burial will follow at the Prairie Plains Church of Christ Cemetery.
The  family wishes to thank all of the loving caregivers during the past year.
In  lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Prairie Plains Baptist  Church, Hillsboro, TN 37342.
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME.  

10/27/12 — James Thomas Harris

James Thomas Harris age 72 of Tullahoma, passed away October 21, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Harris worked for David Gold Chevrolet in Manchester, Tn until his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting all kinds of antiques. Mr. Harris loved spending time with his “babies” Reagan and Boots.

He is preceded in death by his father, Clyde Harris; mother, Ruby Harris Moon; sister, Linda Harris and daughter, Joyce Ann Harris.

Mr. Harris is survived by his children, David Harris of Crystal River, FL, Pricilla Harris of Tullahoma, Virginia “Star” Ballinger of Tullahoma, Melisa Mayers of Inverness, FL and James Clyde Harris of Estill Springs; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11am until 1pm.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Taylor officiating.

Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

10/25/12 — Willard Arthur Hurst

Mr. Willard Arthur Hurst, age 73, of Beechgrove, TN. passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Nashville.

Inurnment services will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Gnat Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Hurst was born April 4, 1939 in Sevierville, Tennessee, the son of the late Mack Connie and Glecern Williams Hurst. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. Mr. Hurst retired from Mid-South Wire Company in Nashville, TN. He enjoyed making walking sticks and collecting old coins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Claby Hurst.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Garrett Hurst of Beechgrove; one son, Stephen Hurst and his wife, Patricia of Bon Aqua, TN; one daughter, Misty Jones of Beech Grove; three sisters, Wanda Hooper of Ohio, Hazel Rhea of Sevierville and Kathleen Whitehouse of North Carolina; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.