11/26/12 — Blueford Arthur “B.A.” Niles

Funeral services for Mr. Blueford Arthur “B. A.” Niles, age 81 of Manchester, will be conducted Monday, November 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Manchester with Rev. Neal Glass officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Niles passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.

Mr. Niles was born October 30, 1931 in Wise County, Virginia, the son of the late Blueford Arthur and Oma Franks Evans. Mr. Niles was adopted from the Holston Orphanage in Greenville, TN and raised by the late Earl Lee and Dora Lucille Niles. He was a U S Air Force veteran serving from 1951 – 1954 as a Buck Sgt. Airman 1st Class. Mr. Niles retired from AEDC as a Craft Supervisor working at the PWT for 36 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Manchester.

In addition to his biological and adoptive parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Morris Niles who passed away March 24, 2012; one son, Eric Niles; one brother, Cecil Evans; two sisters, Gaynell Royston and Betty Vaughan and one step grandchild, Perry Flowers.

Mr. Niles is survived by one son, Alan Niles of Manchester; one daughter, Cindy Belew of Cleveland, TN; four grandchildren, Eric Niles Jr, Annie Niles, Rachel Belew and Christopher Belew; one step grandchild, Misty Lucas and one sister Loretta Anderson of Piedmont, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Heart Association.

COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL is honored to serve the family of Mr. Blueford Arthur “B.A.” Niles.