Category: Obituaries

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7/5/12 — Katherine Riddle Stewart Cates

Mrs. Katherine Riddle Stewart Cates, age 83, passed away Monday at Harton Regional Medical Center.

She was a native of the Awalt Community, in Franklin County; she was the daughter of the late Tobe and Dovie Smith Stewart.

She was a retired CNA from the LifeCare Center of Tullahoma and was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; George E. Cates and her former husband, Orville Riddle, two brothers; A.C. Stewart and Dalton Stewart, and one daughter; Carole Davis Bearden Moore.

She is survived by two daughters; Nancy (Bob) Lawrence of Tullahoma, Sarah (Steve) McPherson of Vance, AL, one son; Terry Riddle of Tullahoma, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grand children, and 2 great great grandchildren, and her beloved dog Twiggy.

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

Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 10:00AM, at Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma with Bro. Billy Ray Painter officiating.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Tullahoma Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 807, Tullahoma, TN. 37388.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

7/3/12 — Lydia Jane Moorehead Fanning

Mrs. Lydia Jane Moorehead Fanning age 85 of Lynchburg passed away on June 30, 2012 at her residence after a short illness. Born on May 18,1927, she was a daughter of the late Tillman and Rose Reed Moorehead.

Mrs. Fanning worked for Craftmore Glove Factory and  retired from Delong Sportswear. She  was a homemaker and a member of the Booneville Church of Christ.

Mrs. Fanning is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wilburn Fanning of Lynchburg. Daughters; Linda Harper and her husband Wayne of Lynchburg and Janice Smith of Murfreesboro. Sons; Jerry Fanning and his wife Cindy of Lynchburg and Stanley Fanning and his wife Terry Sue also of Lynchburg. 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Brother, Edwin Moorehead of Adrian, MI and sister, Thelma Word of Estill Springs and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Fanning was preceded in death by her son-in-law Kenneth Smith. Sisters; Dorothy Ashby,Christine Fanning, Nelle Hensley and Sarah Parks and brother, Marvin Moorehead.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 2, 2012 from 5-9 P.M.

Services are scheduled for 3 P.M. on Tuesday July 3, 2012 at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jason Weddington and Bro. Bill Cantrell officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lynchburg Cemetery.

LYNCHBURG FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.

7/5/12 — Dorothy Bell “Dottie” Eldridge

Dorothy Bell “Dottie” Eldridge, of Normandy, passed this life on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma at the age of 78.
Mrs. Eldridge was formerly employed as an Office Manager and Security Chief for McDonald Douglas and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma.
Mrs. Eldridge is preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Hegedus; her second husband, Jack Harris; one son, Charles Hegedus; and one brother, Edward Fultz.
She is survived by her husband Lloyd Eldridge of Normandy; three daughters, Babs Pearce and her husband Bob of Winter Springs, FL, Marianna Hegedus of Wexford, PA, and Andrea Rhodes and her husband Richard of Belle Vernon, PA; seven grandchildren, Robert Pearce, Darlene Falcone, Amber Biddle, Emily Kubler, William Sharpless, Rebecca Burns and Sara Ferguson; four great-grandchildren, Keira Pearce, Michael Falcone, Declan Biddle and Ewan Ferguson; and one nephew, Clyde Fultz and his wife Linda.
Visitation for Mrs. Eldridge will be held on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home with a Memorial Service immediately following at 1:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Purdue officiating.
Inurnment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
For those who wish, donations may be made to The Order of the Eastern Star.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



7/2/12 — Michael A. Elliott

Michael A. Elliott, age 43 of Tullahoma, passed away June 29, 2012.

He was a 1987 graduate of Franklin County High School and later worked for Woody’s Tree Service.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Houston Elliott and a brother, Tony Wayne Elliott.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Eslick Watson of Belvidere; brothers, Parker Elliott of Winchester, Richard Elliott of Houston TX. and Lester Elliott of Belvidere; several aunts and uncles.

 A graveside service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday July 2, 2012 at Winchester Memorial Park.

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

7/3/12 — Sarah Virginia Holt

Sarah Virginia Holt passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Soddy Daisy Health Care.

She was born in Warren County, Tennessee on June 15, 1924 and lived most of her life in Manchester, Tennessee.

She was a former member of Main Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H. B. and Sally St. John Ramsey, her husband, Leighton, and three sisters, Jane Wiseman, Peggy McKenzie and Leona Campbell.

She is survived by her son David Holt and his wife, Kathy of Hixson, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Joshua Holt of Knoxville, Erin Newcomb, Allison Foreman and her husband, John and Andrew Holt and his wife, Abbie, all of Chattanooga, TN; along with three great grandsons, Luke Newcomb and Beau and Brody Foreman; one sister, Kathryn Hickerson of Manchester and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 2, 2012 from 5 – 7 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

A brief graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 3 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Tullahoma, Tennessee, followed by a Memorial Service at Coffee County Funeral Chapel at 11:00 AM with Bro. J. Lynwood Mathis officiating.

Joshua Holt, Andrew Holt, John Foreman, Stanley Keele, Ray Amos and Don Rhodes will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Program – Coffee County, 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN. 37421.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Sarah Virginia Holt.

7/2/12 — Charles Kenneth “Kenny” Harrison

Charles Kenneth “Kenny” Harrison, age 76 of Lynchburg, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012.

He was born July 29, 1935 in Lynchburg; the son of the late Charles Leo and Christine (Ervin) Harrison.

He was the owner-operator and funeral director for the Charlie Harrison Funeral Home in Lynchburg.

Surviving are son, Charles Terrill (Sarah-Kim Barre) Harrison of Cane Ridge, TN.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Monday in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Interment will be in Lynchburg Cemetery, Lynchburg, TN.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, July 2, 2012, at Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Lynchburg.

Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

7/2/12 — Mildred Reaves Bowden

Mildred Reaves Bowden age 96 of Monteagle requested God to take her home on June 29, 2012 at Sheltering Arms in Palmer.

Mrs. Bowden attended Morton Memorial Methodist Church and was an avid reader for 96 years. Mrs. Bowden lived with her daughter Margaret Anne Thomas for 5 years before going to Sheltering Arms in January. She left the sheltering arms of the Roberts’ family in Palmer to rest in God’s sheltering arms.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Mr. Charles Upton Bowden; her parents John Cheatham Reaves and Mary Ellen Reaves; brothers and sisters Lewis Reaves, Carl Reaves, Kenneth Reaves, Wryas Reaves, Ina Mae Ramsey Clark, Roger Reaves, and Ralph Reaves.

Survivors include her children Upton Beall Bowden III and his wife Wanda of Fort Wayne, Indiana, John Wayne Bowden and his wife Arvillene of Norfolk, Virginia and Margaret Anne Thomas, and her husband Kenneth of Tracy City, Tennesssee; grandchildren Tyson Thomas, Anna Disser, Lauren Floyd, Beth Maybach, Amy Bowden, John Bowden and Upton Beall Bowden IV; 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will meet at 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 2, 2012 at Warren Cemetery in Pelham for a graveside service with Brother Danny Coffelt officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Sheltering Arms Post Office Box 26 Palmer, Tennessee 37365.

Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home

7/1/12 — Ella Ruth Walton

Ella Ruth Walton, age 71 of Decherd, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Ms. Walton enjoyed reading, needle point, gardening and flower gardening. Her greatest passion of all was rescuing lost and sick animals.

Ms. Walton is preceded in death by her parents, George and Lucy Gipson; brothers, George Gipson Jr. and Leonard Gipson.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years Robert Walton of Decherd; daughter, Tammy (Gary) Overman of Tullahoma; step-children, Robert L. Walton and Shawna Walton both of Louisiana and 4 step grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3 PM from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Mt. Garner Cemetery.

Visitation will Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 1-3 PM.

Watson – North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

7/1/12 — Joann Reagon Brawner

Joann Reagon Brawner of Huntsville, passed away June 27, 2012.

She retired from IBM where she worked for many years. After retirement she was a real estate broker. She was very happy, motivated person and would be the first one to yell road trip. She devoted her life to her daughter, grandkids and great-grandkids.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Louise Reagon and son, Keith Alan Brawner.

Ms. Brawner is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Brawner; grandchildren, Bridget Lombardi, Chelsea Brawner and fiancé Jeff Brooks, Zackary Brawner, Amy Brooke Stahl; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Autumn Loffler, Gabriella Lombardi, Caelynn Emily Loffler; sisters, Betty Hanson and Liz Henderson; daughter-in-law, Susan Lombardi.

Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Elora Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 12-2pm.

Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

7/1/12– Mary Ellen Turner Crouch

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Turner Crouch, age 85, of Manchester, will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jimmy Rigsby officiating.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 1 at Manchester Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crouch passed away Saturday morning at Middle Tennessee Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Crouch was born in Smithville, TN, the daughter of the late Charlie and Gladys Parker Turner.

Mary attended and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ.  Until her retirement, Mary was employed at Colonial Shirt Factory in Manchester.  Her hobbies included quilting and gardening, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her loving family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crouch was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Crouch, and five brothers, William Edward, James, Jack, J.C., and Charles Turner.

She is survived by her two daughters, Peggy (Edwin) Brake and Rebecca (Don) Harrell, both of Manchester; three granddaughters, Crystal Brake, Brandy Harrell Gibbs, and Ashley Harrell Jernigan; one great granddaughter, Briley Jernigan, all of Manchester; three sisters, Helen (Benny) Todd of Murfreesboro, Audrey (Tommy) Webb of Smithville, and Betty (Junior) Conrad of Niles, MI; one brother, Ernest (Martha) Turner of McMinnville; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorial donations for Mrs. Crouch be made to American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood St, Chattanooga, TN  37403 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX  75231.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crouch family.