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Obituaries

Obituaries

1/24/20– Vinita Ruth Qualls Anderson

Funeral services for Vinita Ruth Qualls Anderson, age 86, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Ed Crookshank and Brother Foy Rigney officiating. Burial will follow in Welker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Mrs. Anderson passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at NHC in Tullahoma, TN. She is a member of the Pocahontas Church of Christ.

Vinita was born on May 31st, 1933 in the Asbury community of Manchester, TN, to the late Ralph and Hazel Anthony Qualls. Vinita enjoyed spending time with family, travelling, gardening, and assisting with the family farm.

In addition to her parents, Vinita is preceded in death by two brothers A.D. and Jerry Qualls and one sister WillaDean Richardson. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Philip Anderson; one son Mitchell (Pamela) Anderson; one daughter Hilda (Jerry) Tunstill; two grandchildren Rachel and Philip Anderson. Additionally, she is survived by sisters Kathryn (Sandy) Chappelow, Imogene (Shelby) Purdue, Marshall (Sue) Qualls, Dorothy Mae (Ronnie) Freeze, and Renita Floyd. Also, she is survived by her Brother-in-Law, Charles Richardson, and Sister-in-Laws, Dot Qualls and Wilma Anderson and many nieces and nephews.

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

1/23/20– Joyce Layne Jacobs

Mrs. Joyce Layne Jacobs, age 65 of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was born on June 14, 1954, to the late Homer and Wilma Haynes Layne in Altamont, TN. In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by one sister, Rita Thompson, and one granddaughter, Kelsey Freeze. She was of the Church of Christ faith, an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting and sewing, and she had a fondness for cats.
Mrs. Joyce is survived by her husband, Don Jacobs; son, Heath Jacobs and wife, Lisa of Manchester;  daughter, Heather Holand of Manchester; six grandchildren, Hayden & Hailie Jacobs, Savannah Thomas, Kaitland, Carley & Krisslin Freeze; one brother, Homer Layne of Tracy City; three sisters, Faye Henley of Pelham, Freida Layne of Palmer, and Sherry Harris of Manchester; several nieces & nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce will be conducted on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 11 AM in the Central Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Gnat Hill cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, January 22 from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.centralfuneralhome.com

1/23/20– Bobby J Litchford

Bobby J Litchford, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, January 21,
2020 at his residence, at the age of 78. Graveside Services are scheduled
for Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2 PM at Maplewood Cemetery.  The family
will receive friends at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home from 1 – 2 PM.

Bobby was the son of the late Tom and Johnnie Dance Sanders Litchford.  He
is survived by wife, Carol Litchford of Tullahoma; sons, Michael Litchford
(Tammie) of Tullahoma and Ronnie Litchford of Washington, DC.; daughter,
Kimberly Litchford of Lynchburg; seven grandchildren and ten great
grandchildren.

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

1/23/20– William Ronald England

Funeral services for Mr. William Ronald England, age 78, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at the funeral home. Mr. England passed suddenly from this life on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his residence in Manchester.

Ronald was born in Coffee County, TN, to the late Ashney and Jarusha England. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Manchester. Ronald was a Godly man and loved reading and studying his Bible. He enjoyed working on his farm with his goats and spoiling his grandchildren. His grandchildren were his entire world. Ronald was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, William is also preceded in death by one brother, Rodney England. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sherry England; one son, William Cam England (Alicia); one daughter, Fraya Brown (Oddie); five grandchildren, Tanner Trail, Nathan England, Joanna England, Hunter Brown, and Brandon Brown.

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

1/27/20 — Rodney Chase Carroll

Rodney Chase Carroll, of Manchester, passed this life on Sunday, January
19, 2020 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, at the age of 46. Funeral
Services are scheduled for Monday, January 27, 2020 at 3 PM at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends on Monday
beginning a 1 PM.

Rodney, a native of Murfreesboro, is the son of Linda Kay Martin Woodlee of
Tullahoma.  He was a 1991 graduate of Coffee County High School where he
played football.  Rodney worked for Yorozu Automotive as a production
supervisor.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and music. He also love Jeeps.
Rodney was an avid Tennessee Vols football fan.

 In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Shauna Lohr Carroll
of Manchester; sons, Austin Ledford and Dylan Carroll, both of Manchester;
daughters, Brooklyn Carroll of Manchester and Savannah Carroll of
Tullahoma; uncle, Bob Martin of Tullahoma; Betty Young of Lewisburg and
mother-in-law, Linda Lohr of Manchester.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made in
his honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl,
Memphis, TN, 38105-9959 (800-873-6983) or the American Brain Tumor
Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 550, Chicago, Il  60631
(800-886-2282).

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

1/22/20 — Kimberly Shawn Hodge

Hodge, Kimberly Shawn, of Manchester, passed this life on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 48. Kimberly was born in Tullahoma to Bobby and Brenda Combs Holder who both survive. During her life she owned and operated several different markets in Manchester and the surrounding areas, the last of which being the Land and Lake Market and Grill in Estill Springs. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dwayne Holder and Shane Keith Holder. In addition to her parents, Kimberly is survived by two sons, Courtland Hodge and Braston (Faith) Hodge; two grandchildren, Keiston and Mia Hodge; and her boyfriend, Rodney Elkins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Kathy Stamey officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Multi County Cancer Support Newtwork, P.O. Box 1355, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908;Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

1/19/20 — Eulus Sterling Haley

Graveside services for Mr. Eulus Sterling Haley, age 85, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Hurricane Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Mr. Haley passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.

Sterling was born in Manchester to the late Raymond and Evelyn Haley. Before his retirement from TN Apparel, Sterling served 12 years in the United States Army and United States Army National Guard, and he served time at the DMZ Zone in Korea. He was a member of Hurricane Grove Baptist Church where he loved to worship Jesus, was the song leader, and taught Sunday School. Sterling loved to play and listen to Bluegrass music. He once performed for President George W. Bush, Sr., during his time as Vice President, and he was also able to witness President Harry Truman during the dedication of AEDC. Sterling loved to go fishing, but his favorite past time was spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Sterling is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, Lora Haley; two brothers, Bill and Floyd Haley. He is survived by his son, Jeff Haley (Becky); daughter, Susie George (Timmy); and two grandchildren, Amelia George (Cody Liles) and Romy Haley.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Sterling’s name to Billy Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, The Gideon’s, Preborn, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or any veteran’s organization.

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

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

1/20/20 — Elizabeth “Sibbie” A. Brewer

Elizabeth “Sibbie” A. Brewer, of Normandy, passed this life on Thursday,
January 16, 2020, at the age of 83. Funeral Services are scheduled for
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with
burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on
Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Elizabeth, a native of Normandy, was the daughter of the late Floyd and
Annie Rowlett Jones.  She was a member of the Assembly Church of God in
Tullahoma.  “Sibbie” described herself as a “caregiver” and she enjoyed
visiting the residents of the nursing homes on Sunday afternoons, praying
and reading her Bible.  She loved talking about Jesus with others and was a
faithful “Prayer Warrior”.  As her health failed and she neared her death,
she was very excited to join her “Jesus”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Gary
Wayne, Billy Joe, Lannie Ray and Jerry Dale Jones.

“Sibbie” is survived by brother, Ronnie Layton Jones (Brenda) of Moore
County; sister, Floy Jean Brown (Lawrence) of Shelbyville and several
nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made in
her honor to the Shepherds House of Tullahoma, P O Box 2611, Tullahoma,
Tennessee 37388.

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

1/29/20 — Rogelia S Lucas

Rogelia S Lucas, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, January 14, 2020
at NHC of Tullahoma, at the age of 86. Funeral Services are scheduled for
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. The
family will receive friends from 6 PM – 7 PM. Burial will be held on
Thursday, January 30 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time at the Chattanooga National
Cemetery.

Rogelia was born in the Phillipines on January 3, 1934.  She and her
husband, David moved to Tullahoma from California after retirement.  She
enjoyed attending the Ballet and attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic
Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by six brothers
and sisters.

Rogelia is survived by her husband, David Lucas of Tullahoma; son, Robert
Lucas (Katroni) of Sacremento, CA and two grandchildren.

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

1/17/20– Janice Elaine Dixon

Mrs. Janice Elaine Dixon, 78, passed away Tuesday
January 14, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.  She
was born in Manchester, Tennessee on May 18, 1941 to Milburn Elwood Teters
and Mary J. McCullough Teters who preceded her in death.  She was also
preceded by special nephews, Scott Douglas Bryan and Troy Alan Bryan.

She was a member of the Rutledge Falls Baptist Church in Tullahoma and was
retired from the Coffee County Assessor of Property’s office.

She is survived by her husband, James M. Dixon; son, David Pugh,
Murfreesboro; daughters, Kim (David) Taylor, Manchester and Vicki (Kurt)
Holasek, Portsmouth, VA; sister, Linda (Douglas) Bryan, Manchester;
grandchildren, Kara and Keith Holasek, Tyler Pugh, Amanda (Adam) Morgan,
Josh Taylor, Morgan (Justin Lowery) Taylor and Breyer Taylor; great
grandchildren, Emma and Olivia Morgan; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday in the Central Funeral Home Chapel
with Minister Evan Owens officiating with burial to follow in the Rose Hill
Memorial Gardens.  Visitation: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday at Central
Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com