Betty Marie Holden Whitney passed this life on Monday, July 6, 2020 at
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee at the age of
81. Mrs. Whitney was born in Decatur, Alabama to the late Percy and Betty
Patrick Holden. She was a graduate of the University of North Alabama where
she earned a Master of Science in History. She loved music and played the
clarinet in the Coffee High School band. She was a school teacher and
taught in Alabama, Georgia, and New Hampshire and Alaska throughout her
career. She loved participating in many outdoor sports especially,
swimming, tennis, and water skiing. She also enjoyed snowmobiling and
dogsledding while living in Alaska. She also loved football and was a
die-hard New York Patriots and Alabama football fan. As a nature lover and
expert photographer, Marie took many photos of her family, friends and the
places she traveled throughout her life.
She was a devoted member of the Church of Christ throughout her life
attending Nashua Church of Christ in Nashua, NH for more than 25 years and
for more than a decade, Cedar Lane Church of Christ in Tullahoma, TN.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitney is preceded in death by her
husband, Kenneth Whitney; her son, Scott Whitney; and her brother, Edsel
She is survived by her twin sister, Robbie Cherie Holden Gregory of
Manchester, TN; her sister-in-law, Inez Austin Holden of Florence, AL and
many beloved nieces and nephews including: Catherine Gregory Chambers
(Ray) of Alfred, NY; Edsel Holden, MD (Trudy) of Florence, AL; Anthony
Holden, MD (Barbara) of Memphis, TN; Laura Holden Irvine of Florence, AL;
Caryn Pace (Kenneth) of Pelham, TN; and Gary Eastman and grandchildren of
New Hampshire.. She is also adored by 23 grand- and great-grand nieces and
A memorial service for Mrs. Whitney will be held on Sunday, July 12 at
Cedar Lane Church of Christ in Tullahoma, TN. Visitation will be at 2:00
pm, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 pm.
For those who wish, and in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations
in Marie’s memory be made to Cedar Lane Church of Christ, 1200 Cedar Lane,
Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
Minnie Lee Redford of Tullahoma passed this life on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at NHC Healthcare at the age of 98. Mrs. Redford was born in Celina, TN to the late Benton and Dovie Reecer Walker. Minnie was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University where she earned her degree in Education. She worked for several school systems throughout her career, including Franklin County and Tullahoma, and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, and a former member of the Retired Teacher’s Association. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Redford is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Thomas Redford, Sr; and twelve brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, Lynneth Redford and his wife Brenda, and Thomas Redford, Jr. and his wife Madelyn; one brother, James Walker and his wife, Mary; one grandson, Thomas Lynn Redford and his wife Kristi; and three grandsons, Jeff, Doug, and Nathan Redford. A graveside service for Mrs. Redford will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Rose Hill Memorial Garden in Tullahoma at 12:00pm. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Minnie’s memory be made to Harmony Baptist Church- 1600 Old Estill Springs Rd. Tullahoma, TN 37388.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Manchester, Tennessee – Mr. Walter Lannie Schoenmann, 55, passed away
Sunday July 5, 2020 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was born in Cleveland Ohio on September 15, 1964 to Alvin T. Schoenmann
and Argie Earlene Gilliam Sissom who preceded him in death along with his
sisters, Karen Parsley and Mary Jean Blair.
He is survived by his wife, Maryjane Vollmar Schoenmann; brothers, Glen,
David, Jimmy and Daniel Schoenmann; sisters, Elizabeth Bouldin, Patricia
Barks and AnnieMae Walker; several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Arrangements by Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
Shirley Ann Janes, 75, of Crestwood, Kentucky, passed away on Tuesday, July
She was born on August 9, 1944 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Ruben
and Annie(Brinley) Hatfield. She is also preceded in death by her husband,
Alsbie Montomery Janes, siblings; L.C. Hatfield, Wesley Hatfield, Roy
Hatfield, Bonnie Hatfield, Dorothy Hatfield, Sally Owens and Clara Smart.
Shirley is survived by her sons, Stephen Dimitri (Melissa), Christopher
Dimitri (Joy), daughter, Candice Gowers (John), grandchildren; Brent
Dimitri (Melisa), Derek Dimitri, Brittany Dimitri (Jay Doolin), Cayla
Wilburn (Casey), Matthew Smith, Corbin Crosby, great-grandchildren and
brother, Willie Hatfield (Alice).
Visitation will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 11:00 am (CST) until the
time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm (CST) at Central Funeral Home (2812
Hillsboro Highway Manchester, TN 37355) with burial to follow at Forest
The family requests that contributions in Shirley’s memory be made to The
American Cancer Society.
Patti L Prater of Manchester passed this life on Monday, July 6, 2020 at
the Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga at the age of 62. The family will
receive friends on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 12 – 2 PM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2:15 PM
at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Patti, a native of Indiana, was the daughter of the late Boyd M Prater and
the late Alfreda Rosebery Prater. She was a very giving and charitable
person who loved being at home. She also loved animals and enjoyed
visiting the zoo. She was a very hard worker. She enjoyed watching movies
and being with her family and friends. She also enjoyed doing crafts such
as woodburning projects.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by half-brothers,
Bruce and Mark Prater and step brother, Gene “Sonny” Morgan.
She is survived by daughter, Ashley Vanattia of Manchester; ex-husband,
Mike Vanattia of Lynchburg; stepmother, Lucille Prater of Murfreesboro;
half-sister, Susan Prater McLocklin of FL and step sisters, Suzanne Brandon
of Manchester and Mary Jo O’Neal of Murfreesboro.
Due to COVID-19 the family has requested that anyone attending please
maintain social distancing and wear masks if possible.
Mr. Ewing Tom Blackburn, age 74 years, 3 months, and 17 days, of
Manchester, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2020, at Unity Medical Center in
Manchester. Mr. Blackburn will be cremated, and no services will be held at
Mr. Tom was born on March 20, 1946, to the late Herbert Tom and Myrtle Jane
Harrell Blackburn in Manchester, TN. He was a self-employed mechanic and he
loved fishing, rabbit hunting, and boat racing.
In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by four brothers,
Verlon, Kenny Wayne, Larry, and infant, Walter Lee, and by one sister,
Velma Sue Johnson. He is survived by one son, Herbert Lee Blackburn; three
grandchildren, Amanda, Jeremy, and Ryan; one great grandchild, Blackley;
one sister, Annie Ruth Melton; several nieces, nephews, and a host of
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Blackburn family.
Ms. Marjorie A. Flowers, age 88, of Manchester, Tennessee passed away on
Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her residence in Manchester.
Ms. Flowers was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Frank
and Amelia Hart. She was a homemaker. She volunteered to serve at the
Manchester Senior Center. Ms. Flowers was a Roman Catholic, and a woman of
true Christian faith and charity.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Flowers was preceded in death by her loving
husband, Paul A. Flowers; six brothers, and one son (Jeffrey).
She is survived by her sister, Jane Ponder, of St. Louis, MO, and one
daughter, Phyllis Decker of Gainesville, Florida; four sons: Stephen
(Michelle) Flowers and Robert (Karen) Flowers, of Gainesville, FL, Gregory
(Melissa) Flowers of Murfreesboro, TN, and Mike (LaShae) Flowers of
Manchester, TN; 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Flowers was a devoted, generous and giving sister, daughter, wife,
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was loved by all who knew
Graveside Funeral services will be held 1:30 PM Wednesday at Rose Hill
Visitation 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Wednesday at Central Funeral Home,
Manchester, Tennessee www.centralfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the Family requests donations in Ms. Flowers’s memory
to the American Heart Association.
Mr. Richard Lee Arrington, Jr. age 66 years, 2 months, and 23 days, passed
away at his home on July 4 ,2020. As per Mr. Arrington’s request, he will
be cremated, and no services will be held.
Richard, or “Jr.” as he is known by his family, was born on April 11, 1954,
to the late Richard Lee, Sr. and Bertha Gladys Taylor Arrington in Chicago,
He loved drawing, coin collecting, gardening, and all kinds of animals,
especially his chickens.
Jr. is survived by his sister, Debra Arrington; cousins, Sherry Crosno and
her family, Carol Williams and her family, David and Julie Williams and
their family, Michael, and Jim Arrington; Uncle John and Aunt Betty Jean
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Arrington family.
Mrs. Annie Ruth Marcrom-Mankin, 74, passed away
Saturday July 4, 2020 at her home. She was born in Huntland, Tennessee on
October 16, 1945 to Jonas Campbell and Eva White Campbell who preceded her
in death along with her sons, James Roger and Phillip Marcrom; husbands,
Kenneth Rogers Marcrom and Don Mankin; sisters, Nellie Winton and Marvleen
Williams Simmons; brothers, Wendell and Lester Campbell.
She is survived by her son, Chris (Lisa) Marcrom of Tullahoma; sisters,
Kathleen Lawson, Tullahoma, Sarah Ann Good, Wisconsin and Juanita Campbell,
Manchester; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday in the Central Funeral Home chapel
with burial to follow in the Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery. Visitation
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Monday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee.
Brennan Cole Buckner, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, June 21st, 2020 at his home at the age of 19. Brennan was born in Tullahoma to Brian and Danielle Eslick Buckner. He was a 2020 graduate of Tullahoma High School, where he played on the varsity soccer team and was an active member of the Criminal Justice Club. Brennan also was a member of the THS football team his freshman year. He had planned on attending Chattanooga State Community College in the fall to major in pre-nursing. Upon graduation, he had aspirations of joining the military and having a career in the medical field. Brennan attended Kings Cross Church, where he was baptized and was an active volunteer with both the Appalachian Outreach and Hands and Feet ministries. His passions in life were anything outdoors, specifically hiking, hunting and fishing. He had dreams of doing these things all over the world. Brennan will be fondly remembered by his teachers, coaches, friends, and family. He is survived by his parents, Brian and Danielle Buckner; one brother, Casson Buckner and his girlfriend Olivia; one sister, McKenna Buckner; grandparents, Catherine and Jimmy Hall, Danny and Goldie Eslick, and Marvin and Janice Buckner; and numerous other extended family members. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at Wilkins Stadium at Tullahoma High School from 4:00-7:00pm with a memorial service to immediately follow at 7:00pm. Speakers will include, Shane Hines Scott Claybrook, Phillip Moody, John Olive, Jason Kennedy, and Richie Chadwick. In the event of inclement weather, the visitation and memorial service will be held in the Tullahoma High School Auditorium. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Brennan’s memory to the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, 300 Orlando Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 38209 (Please include Brennan’s name in the note field) or online at www.tnwf.org/donate/ The online form will include a field to make your gift in memory of Brennan.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.