6/28/12 — Ilene Rhodes Clayborne

Funeral services for Mrs. Ilene Rhodes Clayborne, age 93, of Manchester will be conducted Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Buck Frazier and Brother Winfred Teal officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clayborne passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Manchester.

She was born August 3, 1918 in Coffee County, TN the daughter of the late Irvin Rhodes and Mary Ara Lusk Rhodes.

 In earlier years, she was employed as a ball sewer with Wilson Sporting Goods in Tullahoma and eventually retired after many years of service.  Upon retirement, she began working as a cook in several local restaurants in Manchester.  One of her favorite past times was quilting.  Over the years, she has shared many of these quilted treasures with family and friends.  She was a member of Hurricane Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Clayborne in 1995; a daughter, Audrey Kimbro; a son-in-law, Shelby Kimbro; a granddaughter, Linda Miller Clark; four sisters,  Mary Louise Rhodes,Velma Bush, Elaine Little, Oneida Holton; three brothers, Archie Rhodes, Irvin Rhodes, Jr., and James Ewing Rhodes.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Shelby Jean Bennett and husband, Pete of Beechgrove, TN; Danny Kimbro and wife, Judy of Flintville, TN; Kippy Kimbro and wife, Linda of Manchester and Brandy Merriman and husband, Sammy of also of Manchester; nine great-grandchildren, Larry E. Miller of Manchester; Erin Keheley and husband, Russell of Manchester; Robert Shawn Kimbro and wife, Traci of Fayetteville, TN; Garrett Kimbro of Flintville, TN and Holly Chase and husband, Jason of Sparta, TN; Renee Kimbro of Manchester; Alicia Witham and husband, Bobby of Estill Springs; Jennifer Raines and husband, Jim of Manchester and Valerie Wilder and husband, Matt of Estill Springs; and several great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Ernest Holton of Shelbyville: a special niece, Charlotte Teal of Manchester and several nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, PO Box 225, Winchester, TN  37398.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of  arrangements.