Obituaries

Obituaries

Dwight Thomas Ellington

Dwight Thomas Ellington was born December 23, 1953 to Thomas “Tom” Howard
Ellington and Virginia Hutcheson Ellington of Tullahoma and passed away in
Tullahoma on May 14, 2020 at the ae of 66.

Dwight was preceded in death by his father, Tom Ellington, paternal
grandparents, Earl and Beulah Ellington of Shelbyville, TN and maternal
grandparents, Tom and Katherine Hutcheson of Pikeville, TN.

Dwight is survived by his mother, Virginia; sisters, Gina Bragg (Bingham)
and Kimberly Maxon (Michael); nephews, Coleton and Leighton Bragg and
nieces, Ginny Jones (Baxter), Skye Maxon and Rivers Brown (Chris).

Dwight graduated from UT at Martin in criminal justice and spent many
decades working in his chosen career field.  He began his career as a
police officer in Tullahoma followed as an investigator for the railroad in
Nashville and ended his career working for Fed EX in Memphis.

Dwight was an expert marksman.  He had a great love for animals and flowers
and was very artistic.

A private graveside service is scheduled at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in
Shelbyville.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Thomas E. Blake

Thomas E. Blake of Tullahoma passed this life on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at
Vanderbilt Hospital at the age of 63.  Funeral Services are scheduled for
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1 PM at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 301
S. Washington St, Tullahoma with burial to follow at Watson-North Cemetery
in Winchester.  The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 PM on Thursday,
May 14, 2020 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home and from 11 AM until 1 PM on
Friday, May 15, 2020 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Blake, a native of Lincoln County, was the son of the late McCrady and
Sadie Ashby Blake.  He was a retired U S Army Veteran and also served in
the National Guard.  He was very proud of being a veteran and was a true
“serviceman”.  He was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
where he enjoyed singing in the choir.  His favorite times were spent with
his grandchildren and children.  While his daughters were growing up, he
coached both softball and basketball and later was a softball umpire. He
also enjoyed driving trucks, cooking and fishing.  “He would give a smile
of encouragement to everyone he met.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert
Patrick Blake and Joe Whittaker.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Blake of Tullahoma; daughters, Monica
Blake of Nashville and Carla Childress of Nashville; sister, Deborah Nabors
(Raymond) of Lincoln County; Mother-in-law, Mary Childress of Tullahoma;
special niece, Connie Blake of Winchester; grandchildren, Aniyah, Preston
and Patrick Blake and Darwin Foster Jr. and many nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Gene D. Myers

Hillsboro – Mr. Gene D. Myers, 82, of Hillsboro, passed away Tuesday, May
 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Myers was a retired
farmer and carpenter. He was born to Floyd and Elloise Campbell Myers who
preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Judith Wolff Myers; daughters Carol
Givens (John) of Pelham, Diane Blackwell (Joe) of Wartrace; sons Richard
(Karen) of Manchester, Danny (Mary Jane) of Beech Grove, Johnny (Debra)
Myers of Hillsboro, TN.;

Graveside services will be at 12:30, Thursday at Prairie Plains Church of
Christ Cemetery with Brother Billy Robison officiating.

Robert “Scottie” Dale Howell

Robert “Scottie” Dale Howell of Tullahoma passed this life on Tuesday, May
12, 2020 at his home at the age of 53.  No services are scheduled.

Mr. Howell, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, was the son of the late
Benjamin Franklin and Ida Masters Howell.  He was a crane operator and
enjoyed working.  He also enjoyed fishing and watching TV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Benny Carl
Howell and sister, Elizabeth Dole.

He is survived by children, Rob Howell of Franklin County and Eric Howell
of McMinnville; brothers, Roger Howell (Alicia) of Tullahoma, Benjamin
Howell (Kim) of Lynchburg and Jim Brinkley of Virginia; sisters, Doris Red
of Arkansas, Christine Sisk of Cookeville and Florine Stewart (Jeff) of
Belvidere.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Julie Jean Phillips 5/15/20

Phillips, Julie Jean, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 64. Julie was born in Benton, Kentucky to the late Gene and Martha Shemwell Phillips. She was a graduate of Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky and went on to graduate from Motlow College in Tullahoma with a degree in Accounting. Julie worked at ASCEND Federal Credit Union from 1991-1998 and then went to work as a Bookkeeper for Tullahoma City Schools and had retired from that position in October of 2019. She also worked as the Secretary of the Tullahoma Educational Foundation for Excellence from 2015-2019. Julie was a member of Cedar Lane Church of Christ and was active as a children’s Bible teacher and in many ladies’ activities throughout the years. She was very passionate about her favorite sports teams, especially the University of Kentucky, Tullahoma Wildcats and the Tennessee Titans. Julie had a passion for helping others with her kind and compassionate spirit. She was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, and special friend to so many who will be unbelievable missed by all who knew and loved her. Julie is survived by her three sons, Joel, Marshall and Will Phillips; two brothers, Johnny Phillips (Tracy) and Charlie Phillips (Denise); one sister, Janie Turner; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 15th, 2020 at Cedar Lane Church of Christ from 10:00am-12:00pm with a memorial service to immediately follow at 12:00pm with Bro. Gary Johnson and Johnny Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Winchester Christian Academy, P.O. Box 715, Winchester, Tennessee 37398.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Julie Jean Phillips

Barry Craig West

Barry Craig West died peacefully in his sleep Saturday evening after a staunch battle with cancer. He was 73. West was a voracious reader of history and a learner, turning his life over to teach ACT prep at Franklin County High School eight years ago. His classroom was filled with words about English, reading, current events, geography and life lessons. He carried his joy of teaching into his secondary classroom at Rutledge Falls Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for 26 years and was a member. Previously, he had farmed and co-owned a home inspection business with his wife, Cindy. He spent an additional 32 years at Tractor Service Company in Manchester. West was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, William West and Daisy Belle Bush West Worsham. He is survived in death by his wife, Cindy Slack West, who he was married to for nearly 35 years. West had two children, Devin (Murfreesboro) and Emily (Franklin). Both had the pleasure of sharing with him their round faces and jet-black hair. He is further survived by his sister, Nancy West Bryson (Tullahoma) and her husband Robert; his grandchildren Hunter West and Sawyer West (Murfreesboro); his nephew David Bryson (Jackson, MS); niece Melissa Bryson Thomason (Knoxville); nephew Stephen Bryson (Dothan, AL) and nephew Stewart Bryson (Atlanta, GA). Visitation for Barry will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Mike Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Tullahoma. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Barry’s memory be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital- 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105; or the Franklin County High School Project Graduation Fund c/o Franklin County High School- 833 Bypass Rd. Winchester, TN 37398. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry R Baker

Larry R Baker of Hillsboro, TN. passed this life on Friday, May 8, 2020 at
the Horizon Health and Rehab in Manchester at the age of 66. Memorial
Services will be announced at a later time.

Mr. Baker, the son of the late Lloyd and Margaret Chitwood Baker, was born
in Franklin County.  He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed working on cars,
riding motorcycles and building model cars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Freida Baker of Hillsboro; son, Joshua Baker
(Brandy) of Manchester; daughters, Amanda McCune (Doug) of Bell Buckle and
Brandy Murphy (Jammy) of Manchester; brothers, Glenn Arthur Baker of
Hillsboro and Roger Baker (Debbie) of Manchester; sister, Mary Kimbrell of
Tullahoma; nine grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.

Edward Watson Hensley

Edward Watson Hensley of Estill Springs passed this life on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his home at the age of 92. Mr. Hensley was born in Perry County, TN to the late Theodore Washington and Bessie O’Guinn Hensley. During his life Mr. Hensley worked as a truck driver for Columbia Dairy, Noblitt Oil, and Walker Oil Company. He was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed woodcrafting, and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Watson was preceded in death by one brother, Luther Delbert Hensley. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lola Elizabeth Robertson Hensley; two sons, Lester Hensley and his wife Judy, and Lee Hensley; five grandchildren, Leslie Lewis and her husband Brian, James Hensley and his wife Bridget, Julie Stines and her husband Jared, Mike Hensley and his wife Stacey, and Brandon Hensley; seven great-grandchildren, Rachel and Dylan Latham, Brooklynn and Bryant Stines, Ashton Thomas, and Wyatt and Honey Hensley; an adopted son, Bobby Metcalf; and his loyal mutt, Rhet Rhet. Visitation for Mr. Hensley will be held on Monday, May 11 from 5:00-8:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, May 12 at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Richard Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Garden with James Hensley, Mike Hensley, Jared Stines, Brian Lewis, Bobby Metcalf, Dylan Latham and Brandon Hensley serving as pallbearers. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Watson’s memory be made to Animal Harbor- P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398.
Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Estell “Woody” Woodard Haley

Mr. Estell “Woody” Woodard Haley, age 77, of Tullahoma, TN passed from this life on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Woody loved to fly RC airplanes, watching Westerns and Nascar on TV. In his younger years he loved to race at the local dirt and asphalt tracks. He especially loved spending time with his family. Woody will be remembered as a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Estell and Beulah Haley; one brother; four sisters and his beloved dog, Star. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Christine Haley; daughter, Pamela Shahan; stepchildren, Ricky Sweeney (Peggy), James Sweeny (Edith), John Sweeney (Melanie) and Elisha Foster (Mark); sister, Geneva Haley; three grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 2:00PM until 3:00PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the Haley Family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com

David Wayne Powers

David Wayne Powers of Tullahoma, TN. passed this life on Wednesday, May 6,
2020 at his residence at the age of 58. Memorial Services will be announced
at a later time.

Mr. Powers, a native of Michigan, was the son of the late Virgil Vance and
Shirley Lawton Powers.  He loved being outside working in his yard and
garden. He enjoyed “Tinkering” and working on cars.  He also enjoyed
fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Hattie Powers of Tullahoma; sons, Jason McCarty
(Valerie) of Pulaski, Michael Powers, Bradley Fletcher, Jeffery Paul and
Michael Fletcher, all of Tullahoma; brothers, Tony, Russel and Brian
Powers, all of Michigan; sisters, Kimberly
Sikes, Michelle Scarphone (Ricky), June Mishler (Pete), Amy Powers and Lila
Canfiald (Bill), all of Michigan; eleven grandchildren and two great
grandchildren.

Please visit our website at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com to leave
online condolences. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.