Obituaries

Obituaries

Gary Wayne Bush

Funeral services for Mr. Gary Wayne Bush, age 76, will be conducted at 1:00PM on Monday, September 20, 2021, at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Bush officiating.  Burial will follow in New Beechgrove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.  Mr. Bush passed from this life on Thursday, September 16, 2021, in Nashville, TN. 

Gary was born in Cannon County, TN on August 25, 1945, the son of the late Herschel and Mozzelle Bush.  He had a love for cars and motorcycles.  Gary was a good mechanic, and he could fix anything.  He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. 

In addition to his parents, Gary is also preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Bush, sister-in-law, Kathryn Bush.  He is survived by his son, Timothy Bush (Holly), grandchildren, Allison Bush and Jacob Bush; nephews, Barry Bush (Anita), Jeffery Bush (Melissa), and Larry Bush (Sherry); niece, Teresa “Sissy” Ensey. 

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bush family. 

David L. Winton

David L. Winton of Tullahoma passed this life on Wednesday, September 15,
2021 at Vanderbilt Tullahoma Hospital at the age of 58. No services are
scheduled.

Mr. Winton a native of Tullahoma was the son of the late Yancie C. and
Joyce Marie Carter Winton. He always enjoyed Fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Diane
Beth Steele.

Mr. Winton is survived by his brothers, Danny Winton of Tucson, Arizona and
Donald Winton of Tullahoma.

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

Stanley David Pierce

Stanley David Pierce, 62, of Lynchburg went home to be with our Lord and Savior on September 15, 2021. He was the most loving and dedicated husband, daddy, papa, son, brother, uncle, and friend. The void he leaves behind is one that will never be filled. 

Stanley is survived by his wife of 38 years, Pam Pierce; his daughter, Erin Pierce Hill (Jonny Hill); his two grandchildren, Emmeree and Beckham Greenway; and his sister, Pam Noles (Bill Noles). He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Glen and Ann Pierce; his brothers, Randy and Richie Pierce; and his granddaughter Lois Blake Hill.  

Stanley was born on February 7, 1959 to Glen and Ann Pierce. He graduated from Moore County High School with the class of 1977. He went to work for Lynchburg Stone for years, and then on to Rogers Group. He recently retired from Rogers Group on July 2, 2021. On June 30, 1983 he married the love of his life and together they had their one and only, his little “Peewee”. 

Stanley loved his wife, and loved nothing more than to pick and aggravate her. He knew and appreciated her devotion to him every single day. He nicknamed his daughter, Erin, “Peewee” and they were quickly a duo you would rarely see separated. He has two grandchildren that he was just crazy over. Nothing brought him more joy than being a Daddy and Papa. It was not a job he took lightly. He reprimanded when it was necessary, but his love for them was so evident in the way they hung on his every word. He could not talk about any of them without the biggest smile on his face. He was so, so proud. Stanley was the life of the party. There was not ever a room he walked in that didn’t light up. He loved to tell jokes, and was well known for making light of any situation. He never met a stranger, and if he did, he learned them very quickly. He loved to sit and listen to it rain. He loved tending to his cows, and outside of being at home with his family, the hayfield was his favorite place to be. He has spent countless days and years making rows in a hayfield. He knew the value of a dollar, and worked hard for everything he had. He made sure his family never wanted for anything. He would have given anyone the shirt off of his back. He loved Jesus. He was strong. He was honest. He was loving. He was a giver. He was devoted. He was always early. He was the kind they just don’t make anymore, and above all, he was a man’s man. He touched so many people, who will never forget him. His legacy is one that will live on until the last day.  

A visitation service will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9am-12pm with a funeral service immediately following at 12pm. Brother Mike Awalt will officiate. Flowers, donations, and condolences may be offered at Lynchburg Funeral Home.  

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

Nathan J. Smith

Nathan J. Smith of Fayetteville passed this life on Tuesday, September 14,
2021 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center at the age of 64. Mr. Smith was
a former resident of Tullahoma. No services are scheduled.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.  He enjoyed watching old sitcoms
on TV, collecting Coca Cola items and model cars and going for rides.

Mr. Smith is survived by friends, William Kimzey of Lynchburg and Tom Blair
of Fayetteville.

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

Paul David Myers

Paul David Myers of McMinnville passed this life on Monday, September 13,
2021 at Ascension St. Thomas of McMinnville at the age of 71.  Memorial
Services will be scheduled at a later time.

A native of McMinnville, he was the son of the late Fred and Julia Mae
Tanner Myers.  He enjoyed collecting antique cars and old soda bottles,
traveling and listening to the radio.  His favorite times were spent with
his granddaughter, Patricia Ann Myers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy and
John Myers and sisters, Shirley Ann Bratcher, Judy Carol Myers and Peggy
Louise Campbell.

Mr. Myers is survived by son, Jason Myers (Lisa) of McMinnville; daughter,
Stephanie Diane Myers of McMinnville; brother, Jerry Myers of McMinnville;
sister, Brenda Adams (Julius) of McMinnville and granddaughter, Patricia
Ann Myers.

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

Matthew Nathaniel Pittman

Matthew Nathaniel Pittman, age 35, of Tullahoma passed this life on
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his residence.  He was born October 5, 1985
in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late James and Lonnie Pittman. Matthew is
also preceded in death by his sister, Lori Pittman.

Matthew played in Alcee Fortier Highschool Band and enjoyed rapping and
singing.  He wrestled for SWF in Tullahoma and shared his love of cooking
with family and friends with his Lasagna and delicious banana pudding.
Matthew had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh with
his comedic nature.  He loved his children and enjoyed spending time with
them playing video games.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, September 16th at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. The service follow in the chapel at 6 p.m.
with Pastor Donald Smith officiating.

Matthew is survived by his wife, Krystal Pittman; children, Diamond
Pittman, Demetriez Pittman, Krystopher Pittman and Peyton Thompson;
brothers, Ronald Thomas Jr., Jermaine Pittman, Ronald Pittman and James
Pittman; sister, Dominique Lawrence;  grandmother, Delores Anderson; niece,
Jamie Pittman; nephew, Jeremy Pittman; and mother-in-law, Lisa Platt.

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

Michael Randall Banks

Bro. Michael Randall Banks, age 67, of Normandy, TN,
passed from this life on Monday, September 13, 2021, in Lebanon, TN.

Bro. Banks was born in Manchester, TN, to his late parents, Marjorie Ann
Shelton Banks and Wesley Randall Banks. He was a dairy farmer for most of
his life and then retired when he was called to preach in 2012. Bro. Banks
was ordained on April 12, 2015, and went on to minister at Chestnut Grove
Baptist Church from March 2015 to August 2017 and then went on to be the
pastor of Concord Baptist Church from 2017 until his passing. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene Banks and
Brian Banks.

Bro. Banks is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy Elizabeth Frazier
Banks; sons, Michael (Connie) Banks Jr., Justin Banks and Matthew (Brandy)
Banks; daughter, Donna Banks McAdams; brother, Timothy (Rosemary) Banks;
sisters, Meliony Hayley and Rebecca Sanders; nine grandchildren and five
great grandchildren who loved him dearly.

Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from
4:00pm until 8:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral
services will be conducted on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 11:00am from
the chapel of Central Funeral Home with Bro. Dwight Duckworth and Donald
Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in New Reddens Cemetery in
Manchester, TN.

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

Ken Rogers

Mr. Ken Rogers, age 51, passed from this life on Monday, September 13, 2021, in Nashville, TN.

Ken was born in Coffee Co., TN, to his mother Wanda Kay Shelton Rogers and
late father, Jerry Lee Rogers. Ken loved anything to do with drag racing
including racing his Camaro. He also loved attending car shows, flea
markets and swap meets and loved going to cookouts or any family
gatherings. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by
brothers, Jonathan Dewayne Shelton and Terry Wayne Rogers.

Ken is survived by his wife of 6 years, Jennifer Rogers; mother, Kay
Rogers; step-sons, Austin Honea and Cody Honea; daughters, Heather Rogers
and Kaley Mitchell; step-daughters, Alicia Sudberry and Lindsay Honea;
grandchildren, Madison, Victor, Jase, Carson; step-grandson, Elijah.

Visitation with the family will be on Friday, September 17, 2021, from
11:00am until 2:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral
services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 2:00pm with
Bro. Foy Rigney officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in
Morrison.

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

James M Gilliam

Senior Master Sergeant James M Gilliam of Tullahoma passed this life on
Friday, September 10, 2021 at the age of 72.  Funeral Services are
scheduled for 11 AM, Saturday, September 18 at St. Paul the Apostle
Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 17 from 5 – 8 PM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

A native of Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late James Otis and Doris
Blake Gilliam.  He was retired from the US Air Force. While serving at
Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, he met his wife, Yvonne Gascon
Gilliam. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and
enjoyed fishing and watching sports.  He was an avid fan of the Chicago
Cubs, Bears and Bulls and the Nashville Predators.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Richard
and Charles Gilliam and sisters, Marie Gilliam and Shirley Stevens.

He is survived by wife, Yvonne Gilliam of Tullahoma; son, James Christopher
Gilliam (Gena) of Nashville; daughters, Amanda Jeanne Gilliam and Kathryn
Anne Gilliam, both of Tullahoma; brother, Thomas Gilliam of Illinois;
brother-in-law, John Andrew Gascon (Lulu) of California and grandchildren,
Catherine Noël Morton, Virginia Abigail Nelson, Collin Steven Gilliam and
Diana Eleanor Gilliam.

The family has requested that everyone please practice COVID protocols by
wearing masks and observing social distancing.

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

David N Echols

David N Echols of Tullahoma passed this life on Sunday, September 12, 2021
at the age of 50.  Funeral Services are scheduled at 1 PM, Thursday,
September 16 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with burial to follow at
Ridgeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September
16, 2021 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home from 11 AM until the funeral time.

A native of Duluth, GA, he was the son of the late Ralph Nelson Echols and
Judy Goodwin Echols, who survives. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was
an avid NASCAR and Pittsburg Steelers fan.

In addition to his mother, Judy Echols of Tullahoma, he is survived by
wife, Sheila Echols of Tullahoma; sons, Keith Nelson Echols and Bradley
Ryan Echols, both of Tullahoma; sister, Kelly Denise Echols of Tullahoma;
grandchildren, Keith Nelson Echols Jr, Harmony Rayne Echols and Leighton
Kaine Brown and sister-in-law, Niki Marie Brown of Tullahoma.

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