Obituaries

Obituaries

Eva Marie Turner

Graveside services for Ms. Eva Marie Turner, age 82 of Tullahoma, will be
conducted at 1 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens with her son, Mark Turner officiating. Visitation with the family
will be held from 12 Noon until 12:30 in the Tullahoma Funeral Home chapel.
Ms. Turner passed away on Thursday, September 17 at Rock Gate Assisted
Living in Cowan, TN.

Ms. Eva was born on September 29, 1937, to the late John L. and Mildred
Jean Gunn Wilkinson in Tullahoma, TN.  She was of the Baptist faith. Some
her favorite pastimes included cooking, knitting, cross stitching,
traveling, and enjoyed being outdoors. Ms. Eva was known to have a great
fondness for her diet Sun-Drops.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Eva is preceded in death by her husband of
34 years, William A. Turner, grandson, Jordan Alton Turner, brothers,
Lewis, William Thomas, Coy, David, Wayne Wilkinson, sisters, Nell Matlock,
Sue Zobel, Margaret Jones, Nancy Corbin, and Mary Evelyn Wilkinson. She is
survived by her sons, Ronald Lee Turner and his wife, Tammy of Manchester,
William Mark Turner and his wife, Debbie of Estill Springs, and Hal Von
Turner of Manchester; daughters, Shannon Marie Monin and her husband, Carl
of Decatur, AL, and Judy Renee Raymond and her husband, Gary, of Rawlins,
WY; grandchildren, Traci, Amy, Mabel, Kenny, Whitney, Allie, Abbie, Will,
Chloe, Clay, and John; great grandchildren, Catie, Turner, Weston, and
Brooks.

Ms. Eva’s family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the
staff at Rock Gate Assisted Living, and to Joyce, Gina, Jill, Janice,
Paulette, Vickie, Mrs. Nellie, and especially Brenda for the love and care
they have shown to their mother.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Turner Family.

Ruth N. Dale

Ruth N. Dale, 88, of Anderson, IN passed away on September 14, 2020 at her
daughter’s residence in Estill Springs, TN. She was born on August 10, 1932
in Livingston, Tennessee and resided most of her life in Anderson.

Ruth worked for Delco Remy Division of General Motors, and was a member of
The Anderson Church of the Brethren.

She enjoyed sewing and gardening, but most of all she loved to spend time
with her family.

Ruth is survived by her loving daughters, Toni (Tim) Bean, Tammy (Brian)
Pruitt-Ellis, Dana (Pat) Dale-Hardy; eight grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Dale; parents, William
and Iva Nevins; siblings, Ina Jones, Dean Hasting, Archie Nevins, and Bill
Nevins.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:30 am – 11:30 am at
Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd Street, Anderson, IN.

Services will be at 11:30 am, Friday, September 18, 2020, at the funeral
home with Rev. Archie Nevins officiating.

Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park in Anderson, IN.
Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements

Timothy Ray Earp

Timothy Ray Earp, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at The Water’s of Winchester at the age of 60. Mr. Earp was born in Hammond, Indiana to the late Betty Sue Allen Earp and Denzil Ray Earp who survives. During his life he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Midwest Operating Engineers and was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church. Mr. Earp was also a member of the Operating Engineers Local 150. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Laura Earp; one daughter, Katherine; two sisters, Susan Daulton and Tracey Caffee; and two brothers, Terry Earp and John Anthony Earp. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 12:00pm-2:00pm with the funeral to immediately follow at 2:00pm with Pastor Jimmy Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Debbie D Ferrell

Debbie D Ferrell passed this life on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the age
of 56.  Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020 at
4 PM at Maplewood Cemetery.

Debbie, the daughter of the late Dickey and Gail Fultz Moore was born in
California on June 4, 1964. She enjoyed doing crafts, fishing, riding
go-carts and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donny
Ferrell.

She is survived by son, Donny Ferrell Jr of Tullahoma; daughter, Jessica
Ferrell of Estill Springs; sister, Sharon West of Tullahoma; six
grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Richard “Todd” Journey

Richard “Todd” Journey of Tullahoma passed this life on Wednesday,
September 16 at Tennova Healthcare-Harton at the age of 51. A “Celebration
of Life” gathering is scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 2-4 PM
at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Todd, a native of Vienna, GA, was the son of the late Huey Journey and the
late Sylvia Caldwell Jackson. He enjoyed playing pool and was an avid AL
Crimson Tide football fan.  He loved being with family and friends,
collecting knives and riding motorcycles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, David
Harper and sister, Deborah Holmes.

He is survived by son, Richard Journey (Amber) of Tullahoma; daughter,
Hannah Journey (Timothy Haas) of Tullahoma; brothers, Ray Holmes (Jill) of
Dallas, TX, Rodney Holmes of Oyster Creek, TX and Albert Journey (Vicki) of
Moody, AL and six grandchildren.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Richard “Dick” Roberds

On Friday, September 11, 2020, Richard “Dick” Roberds, Loving husband and
father of three children passed away at age 86. Dick was born in Lawrence
Kansas to Wesley and Dorothy Roberds June 22, 1934. In 1956 he graduated
from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors degree in Physics. On August
8, 1958 he married, the love of his life, Marian “Marcy” Lanyon. They
raised a son, Michael and two daughters, Catherine and Wendy. In 1956, he
was commissioned in the United States Air Force where he became a highly
decorated combat pilot and academic scholar. In the Air Force, he flew the
F-102, T-33, T-37, T-38, and O-2 aircraft. He served a flying tour in
Vietnam from Nov ’70 – Sep ’71, as the commander of the O-2 Night “Rustic”
squadron, and flew over 100 combat missions. While in the Air Force Dick
earned a Masters Degree and PhD (Doctorate) in Nuclear Engineering.
Following his tour in Vietnam, he worked in the AF weapons Lab, Kirtland
AFB 1973-‘76, the applied Physics Branch, Kirtland AFB, 1976-‘77 and the
Avionics Lab, Wright Patterson AFB 1977-’80. In 1980, Dick retired as
Colonel, after 24 years of distinguished service. During his time in the
Air Force, he was highly decorated; awarded the Silver Star, Legion of
Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medal (8), Meritorious Service
Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal. He was very proud of his
accomplishments in the Air Force and would jokingly request to be addressed
as “Colonel/Doctor”. After his retirement from the Air Force, Dick decided
to go into academia, fueled by his love of teaching and working with
students. This included stints as the Head of the Engineering Technology
Department, Clemson University, 1980-’84, Clemson S.C. Dean of the School
of Engineering, Univ Tenn Martin 1984-’86, Martin Tenn. Associate Dean
Academic affairs, Acting Dean and Professor of Engineering Science, Univ
Tenn Space Institute, 1986-’93, Tullahoma Tenn, and lastly, Head Integrated
Science and Technology, James Madison Univ, 1993-2004, Harrisonburg VA.
Dick retired in 2004 and moved back to Tullahoma Tennessee to be close to
his brother, Donald Roberds, sister, Sharon Baxter, and friends. He was
very active in the church and loved spending time with family and friends.
He had a big heart, loved to laugh, meet new people and socialize. One of
his favorite pastimes was to play and sing church hymns on his piano.
Always making the list was “How Great though Art” and it’s befitting last
verse; When Christ shall come With shouts of adulation And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart Then I shall bow In humble adoration And then
proclaim, my God, how great Thou art. Dick is survived by his wife Marcy,
his three children, Michael, Catherine and Wendy, five grandchildren, his
brother Don and his sister Sharon and several nieces and nephews. A funeral
service will be held for immediate family, due to Covid restrictions,
Saturday 19 Sept 2020 at 11:30am at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tullahoma
Tennessee. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Tullahoma First
Christian Church, 120 W Grundy St, Tullahoma, TN 37388 or The Alzheimer’s
Tennessee Association, South Central Tennessee Office, 309 N. Jackson St,
Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Emma Jewell Lowe

Funeral services for Ms. Emma Jewell Lowe, age 78, of Tullahoma, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Farrar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until the time of service on Friday, at the funeral home. Ms. Lowe passed from this life surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Life Care Center in Tullahoma, TN.

Jewell was born in Manchester, TN on February 10, 1942, the daughter of the late Harvey and Daisy Turner. She attended Coffee County High School, worked at Bob Patton Food Town, and sold Tullahoma News newspapers with her husband. Jewell loved her grandchildren more than anything in the world. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

In addition to her parents, Jewell is also preceded in death by her loving husband, John David Lowe; three sons, Howard Lowe, David Lowe, and Randy Lowe; one daughter, Billie Jo Winton; one brother, Thomas Turner; one sister, Clara Brady. She is survived by her son, John William Lowe (Leslie); daughter, Maggie Martin (Robert); sister, Wilma Williams; thirteen grandchildren, Bobby Jo Lowe, Stacey Lowe, Robert Martin II, Latrell Winton, Tonya Winton, LaToya Winton, Jeremy Lowe, David Lowe, Nicole Martin, Randy Lowe Jr, Kelly Brunner, Patricia Lowe, and John William Lowe Jr.; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Brenda Williams.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lowe family.

Carsie Lee Sissom

Carsie Lee Sissom, age 83, of Bradyville passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Woodbury Health & Rehabilitation Center.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
Survivors include his daughter, Debra (Tommy) Davenport of Bradyville; Grandchildren, Karli Davenport, Jennifer Keomanivong, & Andrea Davenport; Brother, Earl Sissom of Garden City, MI; and Sisters-in-law, Frances Simmons of Manchester, Patricia Ferrell of Manchester and Audrey Sissom of Largo, Fl.
Mr. Sissom was preceded in death by his wife, Birdie Ferrell Sissom; Parents, Everett & Ezzie Gilley Sissom; and Brothers, Garrett Zelmer & Jesse Darrance Sissom.
He was a member of the Hollow Springs Community Church and was retired from General Electric.  He enjoyed mowing the yard, hunting, & sitting in the swing outside.
Funeral Services will be 10 AM Friday, September 18, 2020 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Sissom & Bro. Johnny Mac Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers include, Keith Sissom, Jesse Sissom, Donnie Ferrell, Dek Sissom, Pat Sissom and Cassie Sanders. Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to view his full obituary, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 

Helen L. Waddle

Helen L. Waddle, age 92, died Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, leaving sorrow and emptiness felt by her family, friends, and neighbors. Helen showed us strength, integrity and faith as she fought her way along life’s path. Born in Henderson County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late John Walter Britt and Bertha Estelle Wallace Britt. Helen retired after 30 years of service with Automatic Electric in Northlake, Illinois. She moved back to Huron with her husband Odis to be close to her family in Tennessee. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Lee Waddle; sons, Jimmy Waddle and Garry Lee Waddle; brothers, John Roy Britt, Dewey Britt, Charles “Jiggs” Britt, Joe Walter “J.W” Britt, and Robert Melton Britt; sisters, Linnie Mae Milam, Reble Louise Carpino, and Venice Dean Johslin; and son-in-law, Doug Bickers. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Bickers of Tullahoma, and Deborah Ann Waddle of Addison, Illinois; one son, Michael Lee Waddle (Pam) of Villa Park, Illinois; two sisters, Mary Lou Kaiser of Sacramento, California and Doris Meister of Somerville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Daniel DelPrincipe (Angela), Regina Laird (Curtis), Crystal Bonero (Les), Samantha Lump, Morgan Waddle and Lauren Waddle; and seven great grandchildren, Anna, Sophia, Leigha, Kimberly, Kailey, Joseph and Aiden. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, Tennessee and again on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 10:00am-1:00pm. The funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 with Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery in Lexington.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frederick Leypold Maguire III

Frederick Leypold Maguire III, passed this life on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at his home at the age of 98. Fred was born to the late Frederick and Juanita Alvarez Maguire on April 18th, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York. Before enlisting in the Air Corp, Fred worked for the Sperry Company in Brooklyn, manufacturing gyroscopes for the war. He was a Staff Sergeant stationed at Randolph Airfield and worked on the B-29 Superfortress. After the war Fred was an Account Executive for Batton, Barton, Durstine, and Osborn, and finished his career in advertising with Patterson Publishing Company after 25 years of service. On September 9th, 1954, Fred married Suzanne Schroeter, and they happily celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary last year. Throughout their years together they lived in New York, Ohio, Florida, and finally Tennessee. He never tired of driving the beautiful countryside admiring God’s creation at every turn, and was so grateful for the friendships he made here. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his wife Suzanne, and his daughter, G.A. Maguire.He is survived by his son Rick, (Cleveland, Ohio), daughter Alexandra (Alex) Engler and her husband Alex of Normandy. He is also survived by four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and Dylan his devoted yellow lab. Fred was an avid reader, an incredible story / joke teller, serious golf player, and had a strong faith. He loved his God, his family, and his country. He was a true patriot. Fred never met a stranger. He was a good man with a big heart and will be truly missed. There will be a private family service held at a later date.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.