Category: Obituaries

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5/21/12 — Elizabeth Frances Atkinson

Elizabeth Frances Atkinson, age 93 of Belvidere, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester.

She was born January 15, 1919 in Belvidere; the daughter of the late Lee and Lizzie (Neal) Ruch.

Mrs. Atkinson was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Alexis Atkinson, II, and brothers, Lee Neal and John William Ruch.

Surviving are sons, Henry (Elisa) Atkinson of Lebanon, TN and Richard (Jackie) Atkinson of Belvidere, TN, daughter, Betty Syler of Huntland, TN, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Monday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Mike Robertson officiating.

Interment will be in Maxwell Cemetery, Belvidere, TN.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

5/23/12 — Bobbye Kay Ellington

Bobbye Kay Ellington, 59, of Elora, TN, passed away on May 17, 2012.

Bobbye was born October 18, 1952 in North Little Rock.

She is survived by her husband Randy Campbell of Elora, TN; daughter and son-in- law Stephanie and Harold Williams of NLR; daughter Katherine Campbell of Elora; three grandchildren Brailon, Kaleb and Drew Williams; two brothers Richard and William Bird; and her lifelong sister Donna Riley and family.

Bobbye Ellington was blessed with a host of friends, nephews, nieces, cousins and family members too numerous to name but forever appreciated.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Irene Ellington.

Services will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Ellibell Farm, 474 Vantown Road, Elora TN 37328.

In lieu of flowers, the family request you make donations to UUCH for the Bobbye Ellington Memorial Fund which will be used to assist the family with medical expenses. UUCH 2222 Governor’s Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801.

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

5/22/12 — Terry Jones

Mr. Terry Jones, age 55, of Kelso, TN, passed away Friday at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville.

He is a native of Tullahoma and is preceded in death by his Father, Herman Jones.

Mr. Jones was retired from Chrysler.
He is survived by Mother, Gladys Jones, 3 sisters, Diane (Wayne) Allen of Readyville, TN, Brenda Jones (David) Slotman of Kelso, TN and Patricia Jones of Tracy City, TN, Nephews, Jarrett Allen and Josh Thomas, Nieces, Lynnette Simons, Michele Mangrum and Stephanie Thomas.

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

Graveside Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00AM at Oakwood Cemetery.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

5/21//12 — Doris Ann Rogers

Funeral services for Ms. Doris Ann Rogers, age 82 of Manchester will be conducted Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Rev. Neal Glass officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be held Monday, May 21, 2012 from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rogers passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:59 AM at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

She was born August 30, 1929, in Kilpatrick, Alabama, the daughter of the late Homer L. and Anne Mabel Bruce Rogers.

Her early education began at Calhoun School, a little one room country school, about five miles north of Manchester off Highway 41.  She was an avid basketball player for Noah Elementary School and graduated Coffee County High School in 1947.  Ms. Rogers attended the University of Tennessee where she met her husband Gordon N. Zane Sr.  She was active in Delta Zeta Sorority and elected honorary ROTC sponsor while there.

Ms. Rogers and her family resided in Greensboro, NC until the mid 1980’s when she relocated to Manchester, TN.  She worked for many years in retail sales at Lauri’s in Greensboro, NC and Henley’s in Manchester.  She enjoyed donating time to the Hospital Auxiliary at the old Coffee County Hospital.  Ms. Rogers was formerly active in the Capt. Calvin C. Brewer 2505 Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Manchester and enjoyed participating in the United Methodist Women’s Fellowship.  She loved spending time with her family, in addition to being an avid bridge player and gourmet cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Fletcher Ward Rogers.

Ms. Rogers was a loving homemaker and mother and is survived by two sons, Gordon Neil Zane Jr. and his wife, Sheryl of Birmingham, Alabama and Gary Rogers Zane and his wife, Lynn of Macon, Georgia; one brother, Dr. Charles L. Rogers and his wife, Mary Lu of Manchester; one sister, Jo Allen Phillips and her husband, Jack of Manchester; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne Zane of Birmingham, Brandi Brown and her husband Chad of Birmingham, Jonathan Zane and his wife, Asta of Birmingham and Christina Luczynski and her husband, Kirk of Atlanta, Georgia and seven great grandchildren, Michael and Grayson Zane, Trey, Brady, Wiley and Lizzy Davis and Cecilia Zane.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the First United Methodist Church of Manchester or the American Cancer Society.


5/19/12 — Hilda E. Espinoza

Mrs. Hilda E. Espinoza, age 81, of Tullahoma, passed away Thursday at her residence.

She is a native of El Salvador and a member of St. Paul’s The Apostle Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Lia (Walter) Boyanton of Tullahoma, Patricia (Charles) Bryant of Tullahoma, Gloria Espinoza (Louis) Michel of City of Leon, Mexico, Elena – Espinoza (Frank) Morataya of Tullahoma, Sisters, Alma Alenius of Raleigh, NC, Alba Kiputh of Orlando, FL, Grandchildren, Walter J. Boyanton, Megan Boyanton, Luis R. Michel-Espinoza, Alijandra Michel-Espinoza, Ellen Morataya and Daniel F. Morataya.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday, from 10:00AM until 12:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 12:00PM in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel Father Stephen Klasek officiating.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

5/13/12 — Ann Thornton Sistrunk Lorne,

Ann Thornton Sistrunk Lorne, age 79, of Winchester, departed this life on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at her residence. 

Ms. Lorne was retired from Brooksfield Regional Medical Center in Brooksfield, Fla. where she was employed as a central supply technician. 

Ms. Lorne was preceded in death by her husband, of 43 years, Eric Olof Lorne, Sr., her parents; Mr. and Mrs. Eldrige Wasington Sistrunk, III (Myrtle), daughters; Judith Margit Lorne and Elizabeth Jo Lorne Hill. 

She is survived by her daughters; Ann Thornton Alexander (James Russell) of Inverness Fla., Victoria Lorne Ferrell (Louis Frank Mloch) of Winchester, Tenn., son, Eric Olof  (Yana) Lorne, Jr. of  Jacksonville, Fla., grandchildren; Ami Marie Adler, James Eric (Sarah Ryan) Ferrell, Julia Ann Petrucci, Jason Barton Mloch, Justin White Hill, Latisha Olmeda Jackson, Alexander Eric Lorne, Irene Rudakov, great-grandchildren, Nicholas M. Adler, Alexander West, Sloane Ryan Ferrell, Sage Blackbull, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on June 16, 2012 at the Episcopal Church of St. Bede, 2500 16th Street North, St. Petersburg, Fla. with the Rev. John Riggle officiating. 

Interment will be in the Weaver Cemetery in East Brewton, Ala. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to:  Avalon Hospice of Tullahoma, 1802 N. Jackson Street, Suite 900, Tullahoma, TN  37388 or the Charity of your choice.  

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

5/20/12 —- Sara Francis Stowell

Sara Francis Stowell, of Normandy, passed this life on Thursday, May 17th, 2012, at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 87.

Ms. Stowell was born in Springfield, TN to the late William and Effie Jackson.

She worked as a homemaker and was a member of College Street Baptist Church in Tullahoma. Ms. Stowell loved gardening, sewing, ceramics, crocheting, and crafts.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Stowell; and one sister, Annie Laurie Jackson.

Ms. Stowell is survived by two daughters, Pat Morris of Nashville, Cindy Richards and husband Wayne of Normandy; one brother, John Jackson of Normandy; half-brother, Joe Jackson and wife Sharon of Flintville; step-sister, Leron Tipps and husband Bill of Tullahoma; and three grandchildren, Kenny Highers, Jackie Richards, and Chris Richards.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2012, from 5:00-9:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 20th, 2012, at 2:30pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Fisher officiating with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 201 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

5/22/12 — Lorelle “Jimmie” Bussell Butler

Graveside services for Mrs. Lorelle “Jimmie” Bussell Butler, age 94 of Manchester, will be conducted Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Butler Cemetery in Jackson County, Tennessee.

Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday from 1 PM until 3 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Butler passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Bethany Health and Rehab in Nashville, Tennessee.

 She was born October 14, 1917 in McMinnville, TN., the daughter of the late Edgar Dibrell and Lusiller Howell Bussell. Mrs. Butler was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Louisville, KY., Liberty Chapter 245 for 60 years.  She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Dewel Butler; her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Gwen and David Huffman; one brother Luther Eugene Bussell and one sister, Edna Bussell Saylors.

She is survived by her son, Wallace Butler of Kansas City, MO; her daughter-in-law, Mary Butler of Memphis, TN.; four grandchildren: Hillary Butler and her husband, Bo of Nashville, TN., Heather Littrell and her husband, David of Concord, NC, Carissa Butler and Melissa Butler of Kansas City, MO; and five great grandchildren: Zachary Grant Tompson of Nashville, Tn: Benton Wallace and Natalie Jean Hale of Kansas City, MO and Charles Ethan and Sydney Brier Littrell of Concord, NC.


5/18/12 — Lucretia Renee Bryan Keele Cunningham

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucretia Renee Bryan Keele Cunningham, age 49, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Underwood and Bro. Horace Lee Jacobs officiating. 

Burial will follow in Gnat Hill Cemetery. 

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

Mrs. Cunningham passed away Wednesday morning at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

Mrs. Cunningham was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of Lee Bryan, Jr. of Madison, TN and Dot Jacobs Qualls of Manchester, TN. 

She was a member of the Church of Christ at Noah.  Lucretia loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Lucretia was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Bessie Bryan of Summitville; maternal grandparents, Hall and Ruby Jacobs; her father, Jerry Qualls; and an uncle and aunt, James and Linda Jacobs. 

In addition to her parents, Lucretia is survived by her husband, David Cunningham of Manchester; two daughters, Susan Keele (Gary) Harlow and Mindy Keele (James) Sherrell, both of Manchester; four grandchildren, Jerry “J.C.” Harlow, Abagail Harlow, Chloe Harlow and Jayden Sherrell; one step-daughter, Dorothy Cunningham; two half-sisters, Jeannie Bryan and Belinda Chappell; one step-sister, Connie Vanhook; two uncles, Horace (Carolyn) Jacobs and Sammy (Lisa) Jacobs; numerous cousins, friends, and two special friends, Dot Dickerson and Rhonda Keele.

The family requests donations be made to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and Manchester Police Department Christmas Kid’s Toy Fund.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cunningham family.

5/18/12 — Mya Shayanne Rhoten

Mya Shayanne Rhoten passed away May 11, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center.

She is the daughter of Tiffany Nichole Hammers and Andrew Rhoten.

Graveside Services will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 at Maplewood Cemetery.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Born: May 11, 2012
Place of Birth: Tullahoma, TN
Death: May 11, 2012
Place of Death: Tullahoma