Obituaries

Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Sullivan

Graveside services for Ms. Elizabeth Ann Sullivan, age 95 of Manchester, will be conducted on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 1:30 PM in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Bro. Paul Sullivan officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 12 Noon until 1 PM at Manchester Funeral Home on Saturday. Family and friends will go in procession to the cemetery after the visitation.

Mrs. Sullivan was born on January 18, 1926, in Memphis, TN, to the late Aubre Needham and Annie Gray Savage. She was a homemaker and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Manchester, where she volunteered for the Tuesday Thursday school. Her love for flowers encouraged her to take courses resulting in working for florist. She was an avid bowler, and she loved to draw and paint. Mrs. Sullivan’s crochet and knitting projects filled family and friends’ homes.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sullivan is preceded in death by her brother, Roy Needham; sister, Sue Dancy; sons, Dr. Jerrel David Sullivan, Donald Roy Sullivan, and Chat Wayne Sullivan. She is survived by her sons, Danny (Jeanne) Sullivan of Atoka, TN, Tim (Karen) Sullivan of Falkner, MS, Mark (Dana) Sullivan of Middleton, TN; daughter-in-law, Barbara Sullivan of Manchester, TN; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Ms. Sullivan passed away on November 22, 2021, at Legacy Nursing Facility in Manchester.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sullivan family.

Hazel Anne Kelley

Hazel Anne Kelley of Tullahoma, TN. passed this life on Sunday, November
28, 2021 at Vanderbilt Tullahoma – Harton Hospital at the age of 86. No
services are scheduled.

A native of Jacksonville, FL, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and
Bertha Starling Taft. Mrs. Kelley was raised in Jacksonville, FL and
relocated to South Bend, IN with her husband, John Roy Kelley. Hazel worked
as a Hostess and Waitress at the Morris Inn – University of Notre Dame for
36 years. After retirement, she and her husband relocated to Jacksonville,
FL, Lehigh Acres, FL and then to Tullahoma, TN. In addition to spending
time with her family, Mrs. Kelley enjoyed cooking and completing latch hook
projects.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Michael
Edward Taft and Charlie Taft and grandson, Cory McKee.

Mrs. Kelley is survived by her husband of almost 67 years, John Roy Kelley
of Tullahoma, TN.; sons, Eugene Kelley (Vicky) of Lehigh Acres, FL. and
Patrick Kelley (Teresa) of Tullahoma, TN.; daughter, Elizabeth Kelley of
South Bend, IN; brother, Harry Taft (Lynn) of DeLand, FL; sister, Susie
Nettles (Buddy) of Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-law, Jan Taft of
Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren
plus one on the way.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at
davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jody Kay DeMarco

Ms. Jody Kay DeMarco, age 65 of Manchester, was born on December 30, 1955,
in Decatur, IL, to the late Anthony and Evelyn Reedy DeMarco. She was
employed at Huskey Building Supply until her retirement. Ms. DeMarco
enjoyed crafts, building things, and fellowshipping with the ladies at St.
Bedes Alanon group.

In addition to her parents, Ms. DeMarco is preceded in death by her son,
Jamie Giles. She is survived by her two sons, Roger Eugene Giles and Fred
Chester Giles (Helen); four grandchildren, Chester, Mathis, Jacob, and
Amelia Giles; siblings, Bill Tuttle (Patty), Mary Moseley, and Thomas
Tuttle (Dina); several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Ms. DeMarco passed away at her home on November 16, 2021, after an extended
illness. A celebration of life will be held in memory of Ms. DeMarco at a
later date.

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

Martha Joyce Sutton

Ms. Martha Joyce Sutton, age 77, of Manchester passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Clayton and Nina Hill Rolman; brother Marvin (Buck) Rolman and sister Carrie Allene Syler. 

Ms. Sutton was a retired teacher in the Coffee County School System and Osceola County School District in Kissimmee, Florida.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Manchester.  She was an avid reader, loved playing piano, enjoyed hiking and spending time with her friends at the Senior Center in Tullahoma. Ms. Sutton attained the top level of Career Level III in Tennessee’s Master Teacher Program and touched a lot of kid’s lives in the Coffee County and Osceola County areas. 

Ms. Sutton is survived by her three sons, Brian Lee Sutton, and his wife, Quinetta, of Manchester, Bradley Keith Sutton of Murfreesboro, Benjamin Todd Sutton and his wife, Nichole, of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, Brian Lee Sutton Jr., Quinton Hennessee, and Brittany Day; three great-grandchildren Cadence Sutton, Miracle Hennessee and Rowen Day; one sister Geraldine Newman of Manchester and one brother David Rolman of Lynchburg. 

Visitation will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 10:30 am.  Memorial Services will be conducted at 11 am, following the visitation, with Rev. Randy Brown officiating. 

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

Frances Alsup Lawson

Frances Alsup Lawson of Tullahoma, age 80, passed peacefully early
Wednesday morning, November 24, 2021.  Fran was born to Marlin Asap and
Mary McGowan Alsup on November 3, 1941. She was native of Tullahoma and a
1959 graduate of Tullahoma High School.

Fran was a force of nature, a woman that worked hard and played hard.
Fiercely strong, independent and feisty, she was a loyal friend that
strongly defended her loved ones.  She was adored by her husband and four
children who witnessed her transformation from busy mom at ball fields,
community plays, and part time jobs, to full-time college student and
interviewer at the local unemployment office.  Fran attended Motlow State
Community College before transferring to Middle Tennessee State University
where she graduated with honors.  Her Masters in Psychology led to a
professional career in counseling at the Multi-County Mental Health Center
(Centerstone) in 1990.

After a passionate and rewarding 22 years of providing mental healthcare,
retirement launched a period of relentless recreation for Fran. She was
zealously involved in her own Scottish clan (Donald) as well as her
husband’s Scottish clan (MacLaren) where she held the position of Secretary
for the Clan MacLaren Society of North America.  Fran and husband Chuck
traveled to Scottish Highland Games all over North America, trips that
often entailed Fran coaching the MacLaren Tug-of-War team to victory.

Fran had many activities outside of her career where she was loved for her
child-like spirit and love of life. Each June for many years, she and her
husband hiked Mt. LeConte with friends which fed her desire to be outdoors.
Fran also served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.  An avid reader,
Fran was a member of the B. Sunrise Bookies Book Club for over thirty
years. She was a friend to many who loved and respected her aggressive
hugs, profound advice or brutally candid lectures. Fran was known as
“Granny Witch” to generations of children in Tullahoma, who came to her
home every Halloween for admonition and a bag of treats from her cauldron.

In recent years Fran utilized her many skills and love for the church as
the secretary at Highland Hills Church of Christ in Tullahoma.

Fran *lived*; she packed a lot into her eighty years.  And Fran was *loved*.
She had a gift for making everyone feel like family.  Her life positively
impacted so very many.

Fran will be greatly missed by her steadfast husband of 61 years, Charles
G. Lawson, Sr., Tullahoma, and her four children, Michele Hardin (Herman),
Tullahoma, Charles G. (Chuck) Lawson, Jr. (Teresa) Tullahoma, Edward Lawson
(Kelly) Tullahoma, and Jon Lawson (Trish), Dripping Springs, Texas.  Fran
leaves behind two younger brothers, Marlin Asap Alsup, Jr. (Karen), Blue
Ridge, GA, and Larry Dale Alsup, Tullahoma.

She leaves behind seven beloved grandchildren: Charles G. (Chase) Lawson,
III (Laura), Tullahoma, Lindsay Young (Steve), Tullahoma, Tess Godwin
(Kevin), Austin, Texas, William Rolman, San Antonio, Texas, and Macy,
Maleah and Mason Gann, Tullahoma.

Four great-grandchildren survive: Parker Lawson McCallon, Paxton Bennett
McCallon, Maddux Ace McCallon of Tullahoma and Arthur Finnegan Orion Godwin
of Austin, Texas.

She is also survived by many other family members and dear friends
including countless “extra” children she endearingly treated as her own.

The family would like to acknowledge and give a special thanks to NHC
nurses and staff for their invaluable care of Fran during the past few
months.

Visitation with the family at 1:00 p.m. will precede the Memorial Service
to be held on Saturday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Hills Church
of Christ located at 720 Kings Lane, Tullahoma. Those unable to attend the
service are invited to join a Celebration of Life to be held afterwards at
4:00 p.m. at Fran’s favorite gathering place, One22West at 122 West Lincoln
Street in Tullahoma.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fran’s
favorite charities, Habitat for Humanity and Highland Hills Church of
Christ Benevolence Program.

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

Herman Haskel Franklin

Graveside services for Mr. Herman Haskel Franklin, age 76, will be conducted at 12:00PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Franklin passed from this life on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. 

Haskel was born in Tullahoma, TN on February 8, 1945, the son of the late Melvin and Lena Franklin. Before his retirement, he was the owner of Franklin Floor Covering, and he was in the business for over 50 years.  Haskel had a love for music.  He could play the guitar and loved playing with family and friends.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, and uncle. 

In addition to his parents, Haskel is also preceded in death by his wife, the love of his life, Sandra Franklin; siblings, Norvel, Genevieve, Willard, James, Ruben, Alice, Alta, Melvin, Ray, and Robert Franklin.  He is survived by his sons, Jeremy and David Franklin; sister, Mary Katherine Lamb (Carold); sister-in-law, Jan Phillips; multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Franklin family

Elaine K. Churchill

Elaine K. Churchill of Tullahoma passed this life on Thursday, November 25,
2021 at the age of 100. Memorial Services will be announced at a later time.

A native of Greenfield, MA, Elaine was the daughter of the late Washington
and Doris Merry Kilbourne. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church
and was an avid reader.  She also enjoyed listening to classical music and
working crossword puzzles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Richmond
Edward Churchill; brother, Neal Kilbourne and sisters, Claire Ellsworth and
Barbara Fish.

Mrs. Churchill is survived by son, Richmond Edward “Skip” Churchill Jr
(Renata) of Port Angeles, WA; daughters, Joy Green (Jack) of Tullahoma and
Carol Goodman of Tullahoma; seven grandchildren and nine great
grandchildren.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at
davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy Dale Conn

Mr. Jimmy Dale Conn, age 69 of Tullahoma, was born on November 29, 1951, in Tullahoma, TN to the late Freddie Lee Conn and Mary Agnes Clark. He graduated Tullahoma High School in 1970. Mr. Conn enjoyed deer hunting and attended the King’s Cross church. He also graduated from the National FBI Academy. Mr. Conn was a former police officer for Tullahoma Police Department and served as chief deputy with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. His last employment was for the Coffee County Public Defender’s office as an investigator.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Conn is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Conn. He is survived by his children, Michelle Ferrell and her husband, Jason, and James Conn and his wife, Shelly; grandchildren, Morgan and Macy Ferrell, and Sarah, J.C., and Issac Conn; sister Melinda Conn; extended family and a host of friends.

As per Mr. Conn’s request, Cremation was chosen and there are no services scheduled at this time.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Conn family.

Dale Conn

Benny Thomas Vaughn

Benny Thomas Vaughn of Lynchburg passed this life on Tuesday, November 23
at the age of 65. No services are scheduled.

A native of Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Lucion and Gladys Boles
Vaughn. He was a logger and enjoyed his work. He loved people and never met
a stranger. His favorite activity was playing with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca
Jane Stovall Vaughn; brother, David Vaughn and sister, Sis Vaughn.

Mr. Vaughn is survived by sons, Joshua Vaughn (Tosha) of Lynchburg, Benny
Vaughn Jr of Woodbury and Jonathon Vaughn (Jessica) of Decherd and six
grandchildren.

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at
davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dean Woodward

Mr. Dean Woodward, age 54, of Manchester, TN,
passed from this life on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at his residence. Mr.
Woodward was born in Manchester, TN, to his late parents Arthur Levon
Woodward and mother Nydda Jean Clements Martinez who survives him. He was a
native of Summitville and worked maintenance with Niederhauser, Mayfield
Rehab and also worked in carpentry with Bennett construction for 16 years.
Mr. Woodward enjoyed building things and being outdoors. He was also a fan
of the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Woodward was always willing
to help anyone in need, especially if it dealt with carpentry or
maintenance. He was also big into learning how to fix things – if he had
instructions, he could fix anything. Mr. Woodward loved his kids and nieces
and nephews and was the “fun goofy uncle.” He was preceded in death by
grandmother and grandfather Woodward, grandmother and grandfather Clements,
and brother, Danny Lee Gibsons. Mr. Woodward is survived by his wife, Buffy
Woodward; children, Alicia Nicole Woodward and Skyler Chase Woodward;
brothers-in-law, Cody McFarland, T.J. McFarland; sister-in-law, Marisa
(David) Gann; grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation with
the family will be on Saturday, November 27, 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 from the chapel of
Central Funeral Home with Jim Waters officiating. Burial will follow in
Summitville Cemetery in Summitville, TN. Central Funera