Obituaries

Obituaries

James Throneberry

James Throneberry of Tullahoma passed this life on May 7, 2021. No services
are scheduled.

 He worked for Rock Tin for over 30 years. He is survived by his niece;
Sheila luttrell.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com.
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shane Lowery

A private graveside service was held for Shane Lowery, age 43 of
Manchester, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the Summitville Cemetery, with
Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Shane passed away suddenly on Sunday,
April 25 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

Shane was born on July 20, 1977, to the late Ronnie Lowery and Judy Guess
Lowery, in Manchester. He was a carpenter by trade, and he enjoyed fishing
and hunting. Shane was said to be an exceptional man, husband, father, son,
and “Pop-Pop”, and he loved spending time with his family, especially his
grandson, Elijah.

In addition to his father, Shane is preceded in death by his infant
daughter, Alexis Danielle Lowery, grandparents, Margurite and Oscar Jr.
Guess and Eulis and Elouise Floyd Lowery, and mother-in-law, Sharon Kay
Lowery. Along with his mother, Judy, Shane is survived by his loving wife
and best friend, Kay Lowery; daughters, Jessica Grimes and her husband,
Alex, and Candace Duncan and her husband, Raphael; grandson, Elijah Espy,
and grandbaby Trull (which is on the way); sister, Rhonda Prater and her
husband, Jr.; nieces, Kierstyn, Amelia, and Paisley Prater; aunts, uncles,
cousins, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the

American Lung Cancer Society.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Lowery family.

Aubrey Leon Fowler

Aubrey Leon Fowler, age 75 of Manchester, passed away on April 30, 2021, at
Vanderbilt Harton in Tullahoma, after an extended illness. A celebration of
his life will be held at a later date.

Leon was born on July 22, 1945, to the late Lilburn and Ethel Fowler in
Weona, AR. He retired from the IT department at Carrier, Inc. after 35
years. Leon was a member of St. Mark’s church in Manchester and a member of
the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially the
Titans, Razorbacks, and the Predators. Leon also loved working in the yard,
and even in the neighbors.

In addition to his parents, Leon is preceded in death by two siblings. He
is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Leslie Fowler; children, Paul
Fowler, Lee Fowler and his wife, Tanya, and Amanda Brewer and her husband,
Casey; grandchildren, Kiley and Madelyn; five siblings, several nieces,
nephews, and a host of friends.

Sarah Miller

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Miller, age 91, of Morrison will be conducted at 1:00PM on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Fountain Grove Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00PM until 7:00PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Mrs. Miller passed from this life on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at her residence in Morrison, TN. 

Sarah was the most loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.  She never met a stranger and could talk for hours and tell stories.  Sarah enjoyed fishing, ceramics, going to the Flea Market, yard sales, and talking on the phone. She was loved by so many.  You never left her house hungry or sad, and her smile and laughter was contagious. 

Sarah is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Miller.  She is survived by 4 siblings, Louis Johnson, Ellen Keith, Levon Johnson, and Jerry Johnson; her daughter, Judy Eastman and husband Chuck; her son, Jimmy Miller and wife Anita; 5 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. 

Robert F. Holt

Robert F. Holt, of Lynchburg, passed this life on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the age of 61. The family will welcome friends for visitation on Sunday, May 2 from 4PM until 8PM at Lynchburg Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 3 at 1PM at Lynchburg Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Lynchburg Cemetery. 

Mr. Holt was the son of the late Glenn Woodson and Barbara Woodson Holt. He proudly served our country as a soldier in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Holt was a hard worker and enjoyed vacationing at the beach, cooking, and baking. He was a loving husband to his wife, Becky, and a wonderful father to their three children. Together they enjoyed watching their children and grandchildren play ball. 

In addition to his devoted wife, Becky, he is survived by his sons, Zack Pirtle and Joshua Holt; daughter, Brandy (Eric) Brandon; grandsons, Hayden Carter, Bryson Carter, Hudson Brandon. 

For online guest registry please visit, www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com 

LYNCHBURG FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. 

Margaret “Ann” Crosslin

Mrs. Margaret “Ann” Crosslin, age 82, of
Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at her
residence.

Mrs. Crosslin was born in Manchester, TN, to her late parents Frank Harner
and Alene Cantrell Harner. She was a homemaker all her life and always
loved coming home to Manchester. Mrs. Crosslin was an amazing wife, mother,
grandmother (also known as “grand nana”), and great grandmother. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd
Crosslin; brothers, Vernon Harner and Roy Alvin Harner.

Mrs. Crosslin is survived by a son, Jeff (Cindy) Crosslin; daughter,
Jennifer (Scott) Milauckas; brother, Jerry Harner; sister, Sue Cook;
grandchildren, Paul (Mandy) Rader, Daulton Milauckas, and Jessica (Reid)
Francis; great grandchild, Hudson Rader.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 5:00pm until
7:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. Funeral services will be
conducted on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 11:00am in the chapel of Central
Funeral Home with Scott Eggleston officiating. Burial will follow in Rose
Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma, TN.

Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774,
centralfuneralhome.com

Rosemary Tarwater Starnes

Rosemary Tarwater Starnes , age 91 of Tullahoma, TN passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 5:15 AM at her home. Born the fourth daughter of a farmer father and a schoolteacher mother in Sevierville, TN, Rosemary was incentivized by her parents to excel in school. Her sister Doris shared that she never had to work hard to achieve good grades, she easily absorbed everything in class, rarely had to study and made terrific grades throughout her high school years. She was an active member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church youth group, an accomplished pianist and trumpet player, played piano at her church, and was often asked to play taps at local funerals. She was awarded a music scholarship to Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN where she met Bill Starnes, the love of her life. Bill pursued Rosemary relentlessly, as he considered her the most beautiful girl on campus. After their first year in college, he asked for her hand in marriage. He did advise her that at age 14, after reading a book named African Game Trails written by Teddy Roosevelt that he had heard and accepted the call by God to become a missionary to Africa. She had to think long and hard about it, but eventually decided that life with Bill would be a grand adventure. They married on September 15, 1949, and after further studies at Scarritt College and Vanderbilt University, they headed overseas. With more studies in Brussels to learn several languages, they made their way to Zaire where they served as missionaries for four years. Bill preached among numerous tribal villages and Rosemary taught health and hygiene to the local village women. As missionaries, Bill founded a college originally named the Congo Polytechnic Institute, now known as the University of the Congo. During their stay the Congo Crisis occurred and war broke out between the government and Communist rebels who were looting the country’s valuable minerals and copper. During this crisis, Bill was captured and almost killed by rebel troops. Through almost divine intervention, he was rescued and Rosemary, Bill and their four children were smuggled out of the country returning home on the SS United States ocean liner in 1960. Upon their return, Rosemary became a language teacher and Bill continued his support of the Board of Global Ministries and the University of the Congo for another six years until he was recruited by his alma mater, Martin Methodist College to become President with Rosemary serving as First Lady. Rosemary was the wind beneath his wings during their 11 years on campus, and during that time he doubled the size of the campus and was instrumental in setting the stage for it to become a four-year institution. Prior to his retirement, the Student Union Building was named the Bill & Rosemary Starnes Student Union Building. In a few weeks, Zan Martin, also a Martin alumna who is now serving on the Board of Trustees, will participate in the unveiling and dedication of a painting she produced in their honor that will be permanently placed in the Student Union Building. Throughout the years, aside from her deep and abiding faith in her savior Jesus Christ, her five children were Rosemary’s greatest pride and joy. When they were young, she entered them in many music and art studies to help them explore their natural gifts and talents teaching them that there was nothing in life they couldn’t achieve if they wanted, I bad enough. And most importantly, she provided intense, unconditional love throughout their lives. After their tenure at Martin Methodist College, Bill returned to the pulpit where he served the United Methodist Church in both Nashville and Tullahoma while Rosemary became active with the Daughters of American Republic, (DAR) and the Garden Club, and as she always had, continued to host extravagant dinner parties and gatherings at their home. After Bill retired in June, 1996, she most loved working in her garden, enjoying time with family and friends out on Bill’s beloved pontoon boat and as many visits with her children and grandchildren as she could get. Rosemary is predeceased by mother Ella Tarwater, father Millard Tarwater, sister Ruth Thomas, sister Altha Wager, sister Wilda Parrot, husband Billy McDonald Starnes, daughter Evelyn Starnes Pelfrey, and son-in-law Phillip Tomlinson Terry. She is survived by sister Doris Phelps, daughter Carol Terry, daughter Linda Edwards (Bruce), daughter Suzanne Martin (Randy), son Robert Starnes, grandchildren Robert Edwards (Cheryl), Blake Edwards, Jeff Grammer (Abby), Zachary Starnes, Kaylee Starnes, and six great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Martin Methodist College, First United Methodist Church Tullahoma, or the Ella Tarwater Scholarship Fund, care of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Sevierville, TN. Her visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6 th , 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma from 12:00-2:00pm with the funeral service to follow at 2:00pm with Rev. Rickey Wade officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Marie Musgrove

Mrs. Linda Marie Musgrove, age 62, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Musgrove was born in Hammond, Indiana to her late father Franklin
Chance and mother Gladys Chance, who survives her. She worked at Yoruzu in
Morrison, TN, and was a hard worker. She loved doing yard work, arts and
crafts and loved to cook. Mrs. Musgrove was the best #1 nana to her
grandchildren and loved playing with them.

Mrs. Musgrove is survived by her husband of 32 years, John Ray Musgrove;
father, Franklin Chance; son, Johnnie Musgrove; daughter, Dana Musgrove;
brother, Frankie (Marla) Chance; sisters, Sandy Tolbert Chance (Rex),
Debbie Ann Chance; grandchildren, Cooper Ray Musgrove and Dani Caroline
Musgrove.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 12 noon until
2:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. A Celebration of Life
Service will be conducted immediately following visitation at 2:00pm with
family and friends sharing memories.

Johnnie L. Turner

Ms. Johnnie L. Turner, age 68, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Manchester, TN.

Ms. Turner was born in Manchester, TN, to her late parents JB Turner and
Eva Nell Farrar Turner. She was a comptroller in accounting and was a
member of a few organizations including the Daughters of the American
Revolution.

Ms. Turner is survived by a brother, Keith (Lisa) Turner and a host of
cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 10:00am until
11:00am at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be
conducted immediately following visitation at 11:00am with Father Klasek
officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Morrison, TN.

Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774,
centralfuneralhome.com

Coleen Dodson

Coleen Dodson, of Lynchburg, passed this life on April 26, 2021 at the age of 62. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 1 at the Wilson Ave Church of Christ in Tullahoma, at 5PM.

 Mrs. Dodson was the daughter of the late Tom and Mary Jane Stroubel. She was a hard worker and loved being outdoors. She had a heart of gold and cared deeply for others; always putting others ahead of herself.

She is survived by her loving husband, Terry Dodson; sons, Michael Brothers and Randy Dodson; daughter, Christina Brothers; sisters, Tracy Stroubel, Tammy Stroubel, Cindy Stroubel; and several grandchildren.

For online guest registry please visit, www.lynchburgfuneralhome.comLYNCHBURG FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.