Category: Obituaries

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4/19/12 — Linda Jane Carr Kesler

,  age 65, of Winchester,Tenn.passed away suddenly at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. 

Ms. Kesler was employed for approximately 22 years as a sewing machine operator at Tennessee Apparel before becoming disabled.  Her hobby was crocheting. 

She is survived by her son, Jimmy “Butch” Meadows, Jr. and wife, Leslie of Tullahoma, Tenn., daughters; Jimmie DeEtta Douglas of Manchester, Terri Lee Kesler of Lynchburg, Linda (Kenneth) Reese of Estill Springs, her boyfriend of twenty years, Don Pete Watkins, of Winchester. Sister, Willie Overcast, brothers; Jesse James Carr, Jr. and Louis Wayne Carr, all of Tullahoma,Tenn.  8-grandchildren and 5-great-grandchildren.  

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

4/20/12 — Gladys Bell Brown Newsome

Mrs. Gladys Bell Brown Newsome age 92 of Monteagle, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012,at The Bridge in Monteagle.

A native of Rutherford County, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late George Emerson Brown and Mary Ella Aylor Brown and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Newsome; daughters, Betty Cook and Nell Cornelison; grandson, Charles Cook.

Survivors include her children, Buford (O’Dea) Newsome, Monteagle, Cordell (Debbie) Newsome, Tracy City, Ruth (Tony) Bailey, Monteagle, Rebecca Newsome, Monteagle; grandchildren, Carol Thomas, Reuben Newsome, Clay Newsome, Heather Brown, Nat Newsome, Ricky Cornelison, Edward, Cornelison, Walter Cook, Lisa Taylor and Tonya Kimbro; 23 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Wayne Simpson officiating.

Burial will be in Monteagle Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee.

4/19/12 — Tammy Walls Wooten

Tammy Walls Wooten, age 44 of Cowan, passes away April 17, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Ms. Wooten is preceded in death by her father, Jack Walls and grandfather, Calvin Walls.

She is survived by her daughters, Shalee and Tamaria Wooten of Cowan; sons, Justin Wooten of Ohio and Jeremy Wooten of Cowan; mother Odus Walls Hart of Decherd, TN; grandmother, Julia  M. Walls.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home. 

 Interment will follow in Watson-North Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Thursday from 12pm until time of service.

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

4/20/12 — George Leroy Huey

George Leroy Huey, of Lynchburg, passed this life Tuesday, April 17th at Lynchburg Nursing Center at the age of 75.

Mr. Huey was born in DuBois, PA.

He worked as a mechanic for Ford Motor Company and was of the Baptist faith. He served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Huey loved to race cars, pull tractors and work on lawn mowers.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Huey.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, TN.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

4/18/12 — David Windell Kiningham

David Windell Kiningham, age 72 of Cowan passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 at Southern TN Medical Center.

He was born Aug 17, 1939 to the late Herman Cowan Kiningham and Nola Bea Williams Kiningham.

He was the business manager for Russell Barnett Chrysler Dodge dealership and was a member of Cowan First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by  two brothers, Thomas Cowan Kiningham and John Allen Kiningham.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Guyear Kiningham; daughters,  Dr. Kinsley Kelley Kiningham of Nashville and Lisa Kiningham Jernigan of Cowan; stepdaughter, Crystal Stovall (Erik) Pearson of Cowan; stepson, Major James Gordon (Crystal) Stovall of Navarre, FL; brother, James Nolan Kiningham and wife, Ethel Knoer Kiningham of Cowan; grandchildren, Emily Jernigan, Ryan Jernigan, Andrew Pearson, James Pearson and Malia Stovall; sisters-in-law, Sue Hoots Kiningham and Mary Merle Kiningham, both of Cowan; nieces, Lynda Kiningham Fernander and Tammy Kiningham Sullivan; great nephews,  Jon Fernander, Matthew Sullivan and Jamie Sullivan.

Visitation is 5-8 PM Tuesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Tim Brown and Rev. Harry Green officiating.

Interment at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery.

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home of  Winchester, TN  in charge of arrangements.

4/21/12 — Betty J. Tipton

Betty  J.Tipton, age 75 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on April 13, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Winchester, TN.

She was a retired Pastor; a former member of the Tried Stone Evangelistic Temple; and past president of Michigan Aglow.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Allen and Cynthia Jones Allen; brothers, Harold Allen and Earl Allen; and son, Randall Allen Noe.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lee R. Tipton of Manchester, TN; children, Francene Posey and her husband Roger of Estill Springs, TN,  Teresa Romanoff and her husband Alec of Franklin, TN  and Billie DeWitt and her husband Jeffrey of Grand Blanc, MI; sisters, Lorene Maxwell, Blanche Posey and Hellen Bumgartner; brothers, John Allen, Paul Childers, B.C. Allen and Gary Allen; ten grandchildren, Rebbecca Noe, Rachel Noe, Andrea Noe, Ryan Noe, Craig Morea, Lisa Duby, Cory DeWitt, Jill Johnson, Brittany Maddox and Mandilyn Maddox; ten great-grandchildren, Samuel Morea, Cole Morea, Erica DeWitt, Emilee DeWitt, Eryn Johnson and Evan Johnson, Samantha Duby, Analise Duby, Abigail Duby and Trinity Duby; daughter-in-law, Patricia Noe; and a host of friends.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Canvas Community Church at 1886 McArthur St., Manchester, TN 37355.

Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN.

4/19/12 — Homer Lee Mathis

Homer Lee Mathis, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center, at the age of 75.

Mr. Mathis was born to the late Floyd and Lota Mae Mathis and was a member of the Vine Street Church of God.

He worked as a self employed carpet installer.

He is survived by his wife, Jenell Mathis; two daughters, Patricia Allen of Tullahoma, Tracey Wellman and husband Robert of Tullahoma; one son, Terry Mathis of Tullahoma; one brother, Cecil Mathis also of Tullahoma; four grandchildren, Nacole Hullett, Brittany Haggard, Ryan Wellman, and Tyler Wellman; four great-grandchildren, Ally Haggard, Kyler Haggard, Lestat Wellman, and Zach Fletcher.

Visitation will be held at Kilgore Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:00-9:00pm.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 19th at 11:00am, in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Eddie Blazer, Bro. James Hart, and Bro. R.B. Bewley officiating.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

4/17/12 — Fred Clayton Wiser, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Fred Clayton Wiser, Jr., age 82, of Manchester, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Farris Chapel Methodist Cemetery in Winchester.

 Mr. Wiser passed away on Sunday, April 15 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

4/17/12 — Gloria Mae Smith Vickers

Graveside services for Mrs. Gloria Mae Smith Vickers, age 67 of Manchester will be conducted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Farrar Hill Cemetery with Bro. Tony Buchanan officiating.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, from 10:30 AM till 12:30 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Vickers passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN.

She was born January 21, 1945 in Franklin County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Jesse and Myrtle Jones Smith. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her Grandchildren. She was a member of Christian Life Church in Tullahoma and attended Center Grove Baptist Church in Rock Spring, Georgia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Royce Vickers and three brothers, Charles, J. T. and Samuel Smith.

Mrs. Vickers is survived by one son, Randy Smithson of Manchester; one daughter, Dr. Lisa Brooks and her husband Duane, of Rock Spring, Georgia; two brothers, Robert Smith and his wife, Wanda of Tullahoma and Albert Smith and his wife, Pam of Tullahoma; three sisters, Hazel O’Neal and her husband, Doug of Normandy and Della and Marie Smith, both of Kentucky; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Grove Baptist Church, Rock Springs, Georgia 

Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

4/17/12 — Jessie Dean Teat Burchett

Jessie Dean Teat Burchett, age 95, passed away April 14, 2012 Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Ms. Burchett was born June 20, 1916 in Franklin County to the late Jim and Sallie Evans Teat.

In her early years she worked at what was known as “the silk mill”. Several years later she moved to Nashville and worked as a beautician in the Cain Sloan Department Store and then worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company until she retired in 1995.

Upon her retirement she returned to Franklin County to care for her elderly mother. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, gardening and playing cards with her many friends, for whom she often served as their “Taxi Driver”.

She was an active member of the Franklin County Senior Citizens organization and faithfully attended the Winchester Church of Christ until her health began to fail.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Burchett is preceded in death by her brother, J.R. “Peaches” Teat and her faithful four legged companion, a Boston Terrier.

No immediate family survives Ms. Burchett but she does leave behind her two close friends, Jean Jones and Margaret Custer.

Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2pm from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Bro. Ed Boggess officiating.

Interment will follow at the Winchester City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. 

Watson North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.