Obituaries

Obituaries

Dorris Rayburn Davis

Dorris Rayburn Davis, age 88, of the Noah community, passed from this life peacefully on January 20, 2022, at Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 25, at 1:00 P. M., at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family encourages anyone attending to wear a mask. 
 
Dorris was born in the Pocahontas community on May 29, 1933, the son of the late John Wesley and Lena Crosslin Davis. He was a member of the Noah Church of Christ. 
 
Dorris graduated from Manchester Central High School, where he was captain of the basketball team as a junior and senior, and played on three state tournament teams. Dorris served with the U.S. Army for two years, including a year in Japan. He was elected and served one term on the Coffee County Court (now the Coffee County Commission). After retirement as a cattle farmer, Dorris enjoyed gardening and frequently attended the Senior Citizens Center. He enjoyed competitive activities and was an outstanding pool player.  
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Eldie, Elvin, John Robert, Kenneth, Edward, and Jimmie, and sisters Opal Bush, Ethel Duke, and Jane Davis. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mrs. Velma Messick Davis; one son, Brian Rayburn Davis and his wife, Paige, of Nashville; one granddaughter, Julia Campbell Bennett and her husband Tyler, of Smyrna; one brother, Vernon Davis, and one sister, Treva Summers, both of Manchester; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
 
Memorial donations may be made to Noah Church of Christ, Tennessee Children’s Home, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Davis family. 

Virgil Allen Plummer

 Mr. Virgil Allen Plummer, age 66, of Manchester,
TN, passed from this life on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Plummer was born in Corpus Christi, TX, to his late parents Jesse
Plummer and Alpha Lorene Harper Plummer. He was a construction supervisor
for most of his career building power plants across the country. Mr.
Plummer enjoyed anything to do with motorcycles and loved riding his
Harleys. He was a proud member in the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle
Club. He served our country in the Army and was stationed in Korea during
the Vietnam War. He later served in the US Navy and traveled all over the
world with his military duties. Mr. Plummer is survived by his wife of 16
years, Christine Plummer; son, Jesse Plummer; brother, Ed Collins, and
step-sons Daniel Bentz and Samuel Bentz. Visitation with the family will be
held Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 12noon until 1:00pm with a Celebration
of Life service at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Central Funeral Home.

Douglas C. Nevill

Douglas C. Nevill of Manchester passed this life on Sunday, January 16,
2022 at the age of 78.  Graveside services will be held on Sunday, January
23, 2022 at 10 AM at Hurricane Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Neville, a native of Manchester, TN was the son of the late Garlon and
Amanda Aldridge Nevill.  He enjoyed shooting pool, gardening, coin
collecting, working with leather, fixing old cars and playing his guitar.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Connell
Nevill and Roger Son and sisters, Wilda and Helen.  He is survived by
daughters, Connie Tabor (Mike) of Jackson, KY and Linda Fenner (Troy) of
Tullahoma; brother, Bobby Nevill (Joy) of Manchester; sister, Judy Jones of
Manchester; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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

Betty Jo Wimley

Memorial services for Mrs. Betty Jo Wimley, age 69 of Manchester, will be conducted on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 2 PM, with Bro. Virgil Alford officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 12 Noon until time of service at the funeral home on Thursday. Mrs. Betty passed away on Saturday, January 15, at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Betty was born on February 5, 1952, to the late J.C. and Zella West Crocker in Woodbury, TN. She was a homemaker and attended the Christian Lighthouse Church in Tullahoma before her health declined. 

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Betty is preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ann Anderson. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Harold Wimley, and her son, Tim Wimley and his wife, Valerie; grandchildren, Jeramiah Lee Wimley, Christopher Dale Wimley, Tyler Ramsey, and Marley Wimley; several extended family members and a host of friends.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wimley family.

Brenda Sarah Teague Jackson

Brenda Sarah Teague Jackson, age 69, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, died Tuesday,
January 18, 2022 at Vanderbilt-Harton Hospital. A celebration of life
service will be held at a later time.

She was born in Ellijay, Georgia, the daughter of the late Cecil Teague and
Lavern Sutton Teague. Her best loved job was counseling and helping others
though her job as a NAADAC Counselor at Buffalo Valley and was a member of
the Baptist faith. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry and will be
remembered as a kind and loving person by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson,
Jaden Davis and brothers, Jackie Teague and Jerald Teague. She is survived
by sons, Derek Teague (Jackson) of Tullahoma and Wade Dunn (Meredith) of
Birmingham, Alabama; daughter, Leslie Davis (Tony) of Goodlettsville,
Tennessee; grandchildren, Cody Davis, Olivia Davis, Dylan Dunn, Lily Dunn
and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Kinser of Ellijay, Georgia,
Lucy Teague of Asheville, North Carolina, Janette Cathey of Lewisburg,
Tennessee, Barbara Walters of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; brother,
Phillip Teague of Lewisburg and several nieces and nephews.

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

Dorothy Jean Felts

Dorothy Jean Felts of Tullahoma passed this life peacefully on Monday,
January 17, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 89 years.
Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1 PM at
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Felts was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mary Ruby; her
husband of 65 years, Doyle Felts; two sisters and two brothers. She is
survived by her children, Mark Felts (Gaye), Cathy Herald (Stephen), Mike
Felts (Lori) and Brad Felts (Lindsay); one sister, Mary Rose; ten
grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Dot, as she was lovingly called, attended Wilson Avenue Church of
Christ for many years and worked there part-time as the church secretary.
She was a homemaker most of her life but in later years worked for “Kool
Kids”. She loved being around children. She loved animals of all kinds, but
especially her cats. Dot loved the Lord and adored her family.

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

Peggy Neal Todd Banks

Mrs. Peggy Neal Todd Banks, age 81, of Normandy, TN,
passed from this life on Monday, January 17, 2022, at her residence with
her family by her side. Mrs. Banks was born in Rutherford Co., TN, to her
late parents Willie Jonathan Todd and Mary Elizabeth Phelps Todd. She had a
green thumb, loved everything to do with flowers, and could grow anything.
Mrs. Banks loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and
loved her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her siblings, Rolly Todd, Roy Todd, Wanda Nipper, and Jean Alsup. Mrs.
Banks is survived by her husband of 66 and a half years, H. Vincent Banks;
sons, Phillip Vincent (Linda) Banks and Paul Jonathan (Connie) Banks;
daughter, Rhonda Faye (Albert) Banks; brothers, Frank Todd and Charles
Todd; sister, Lois Lloyd; grandchildren, Andrea (Dustin) Prince, Ashley
(Cliff) Bowman, Megan Banks, Willie Banks, and Brittney (Jason) Sells;
great grandchildren, Noah Bowman, Jonah Bowman, Norah Bowman, Piper Prince,
Joe Sells, Luke Sells, and Caleb Sells. Visitation with the family will be
on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at Central Funeral
Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be conducted immediately
following visitation at 3:00pm with Bro. Leon Williams and Bro. Jason Sells
officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma,
TN. Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774,
centralfuneralhome.com

Virgil Allen Plummer

Mr. Virgil Allen Plummer, age 66, of Manchester,
TN, passed from this life on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Plummer was born in Corpus Christi, TX, to his late parents Jesse
Plummer and Alpha Lorene Harper Plummer. He was a construction supervisor
for most of his career building power plants across the country. Mr.
Plummer enjoyed anything to do with motorcycles and loved riding his
Harleys. He was a proud member in the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle
Club. He served our country in the Army and was stationed in Korea during
the Vietnam War. He later served in the US Navy and travelled all over the
world with his military duties. Mr. Plummer is survived by his wife of 16
years, Christine Plummer; son, Jesse Plummer; brother, Ed Collins, and
step-sons Daniel Bentz and Samuel Bentz. Visitation with the family will be
held Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 12noon until 1:00pm with a Celebration
of Life service at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Central Funeral Home.

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

Lucille D. Brown

Funeral services for Ms. Lucille D. Brown, age 84 of Manchester, will be conducted at 11:00AM on Monday, January 24, 2022, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow at Paynes Cemetery in Estill Springs, TN.  The family will receive friends from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the funeral home.  Ms. Brown passed from the life on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Elk River Health & Rehab in Fayetteville, TN. 

Lucille was born in Cullman, Alabama on September 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Paul and Gladys Dale.  Lucille was very active in her church, Temple Baptist, and often she taught Sunday School and worked on the church bus.  She was known as everyone’s “Granny,” and she would take care of anyone.  Lucille was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. 

In addition to her parents, Lucille is also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Paul Dale and John David Dale; sister, Louise Nevill; grandson, Johnny James Robert Brown.  She is survived by her sons, Robert Paul Brown (Phillis), James Albert Brown, and Johnny D. Brown (Star); daughter, Brenda J. Garner (Bruce); granddaughter that she raised, Sherrie Vassar; sisters, Eunice N. York and Lula Mae Blanton; eleven grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. 

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

You may sign the online guestbook at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com. 

Janey Ruth Laney

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Janey Ruth Laney, age 67 of Hillsboro, will be conducted at 2:00PM on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Manchester Funeral Home.  Mrs. Laney passed from this life on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

Janey was born in Grundy County, Tennessee on April 12, 1954, the daughter of the late William and Mary Anderson.  Janey was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gambling, fishing, taking walks, and watching the Atlanta Braves.  Her favorite past time, however, was spending time with her beloved family.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 

In addition to her parents, Janey is also preceded in death by her sons, Paul Laney and Ronald Laney; brother, James Anderson; sisters, Ginger Johnson, Mylinda Cox; grandson, Derek.  She is survived by her loving husband, Arthur Laney; son, Mike Laney (Ronda); daughters, Tammy Hawkins (Jason), Cathy Bennett, Cathy Mersch (Tom), and Cindy Enwright (Jim); brother, Joe Anderson; sisters, Jackie Bradford; daughter-in-law, Tracy Laney; grandchildren, Tiffany Zack, Kendra, Ally, Lanie, Ryan, Aaron, Justin, Paul, Timmy, Jarred, Jacob, and Reed; two great-grandchildren, Memphis Raines and Jordan Mears. 

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Laney family.