Obituaries

Obituaries

Terri Jane Buckner

Mrs. Terri Jane Buckner, a retired school teacher
and previous owner of the Central Funeral Home partnership and life-long
resident of Manchester, TN, died in her sleep on June 10, 2021. Terri is
survived by her mother Thelma “Jane” Chambers; brother, Roger Chambers;
special niece, Raegan Chambers; special nephew, Grant Chambers; and many
other close family members. She was preceded in death by her father
“Johnny” Wayne Chambers and her husband, Finis “Randy” Buckner. Terri was
born in Manchester, TN, on December 6, 1958 to Jane Chambers and the late
Johnny Chambers. She attended and graduated from Coffee County High School
where she was a basketball cheerleader and a softball player for a
tournament team and valedictorian of her graduating class. She continued
her education at Tennessee Tech University and received her Bachelor’s and
Master’s degrees in Elementary Teaching. She started her teaching career at
Tracy City High School and Pelham Elementary, then continued on to College
Street Elementary School. Terri concluded her 35 year teaching career at
College Street where she enjoyed helping students realize their reading
potential, decorating her classroom with crazy pens, and participating in
school events. She met her late husband, Randy Buckner, at the beginning of
her teaching career and they married on August 12, 1981. Terri later
attended John A. Gupton College where she received her funeral director and
embalming licenses and graduated as Valedictorian of her class. Terri,
along with her husband Randy, established Central Funeral Home in
Manchester after her licensure. She was also a member of Red Hill Church of
Christ. Terri spent most of her time devoted to her late husband Randy
Buckner and their funeral home, however in their spare time, they enjoyed
traveling, searching for unique antiques, spending time with family, and
helping their community in any way possible. Both were avid entertainers
and inseparable together. Terri was a unique, intelligent, and interesting
woman often taking pictures yet avoiding the camera herself, doing yard
work such as mowing, and spending time with her dogs. She will be
remembered by her loved ones as a generous, loving person who loved to love
and be loved; a person with a quick wit and infectious laugh and smile. In
her last years, similar to her late husband, Terri suffered a long battle
with cancer and died peacefully in her home surrounded by family and
friends. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, June 12, 2021, from
9:00am until 12:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral
services will be conducted immediately following visitation at 12 noon in
the chapel of Central Funeral Home with entombment at Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens to follow. The family of Terri Buckner wishes to extend our sincere
thanks to Hospice Compassus, Dr. VanMorris, Dr. Goodman, and other
healthcare workers and family members who made her last days most
comfortable. In the interest of the funeral home, the family asks that
donations be made to plant a Memorial Garden in memory of Terri at Central
Funeral Home for future families to enjoy. Central Funeral Home is serving
the family, 931-723-7774, centralfuneralhome.com

Charlotte Ann (GranGran) Shetter

Charlotte Ann (GranGran) Shetter, age 91 of Tullahoma, TN, was born on February 16, 1930, in Athens, Alabama, to the late Willard Paul Mason and Dezzie Lee (McConnell) Mason. She is preceded in death by her adoring husband of 61 years, Carl Edward Shetter and infant daughter, Penelope Gail Shetter. Her family will continue to cherish her memories: Children: Tricia Peck (Dave) Brentwood, TN; Paul Shetter, Las Vegas, NV; and Pam Shetter, Brentwood, TN. Grandchildren: Chris Peck (Dria), Carlsbad, CA; Chad Peck, Seattle, Washington; Lauren (Peck) Cannon (Shawn), Brentwood, TN: Great-Grand Children: Marley (Shelby), Micah, Masah, and Isla Peck, Carlsbad, CA; and Charlotte and Caldwell Cannon, Brentwood, TN. Great-Great-Grandchild: Otis Peck, Carlsbad, CA. Charlotte had one sibling, an older sister: Mary Glenn Hearne, Alpharetta, GA. Niece: Mary Lynn Campbell (Don), Great Niece: Lindsey Campbell, Alpharetta, GA. Special Family Friends: Nadine Myers; Todd Williams. Charlotte was a proud…very proud graduate of the University of Alabama. She never referred to the university as merely “Bama”or “Alabama,” rather “The University of Alabama.” She loved to attend UT football games and when Tennessee and Alabama played football, she would sit in the Tennessee section with her crimson shirt and proudly wave her Alabama flag. Her grandchildren were diehard Auburn fans, which produced many lively bantering episodes during the football season. Always out of respect though, “Gran Gran,” had the last word. Charlotte began her professional career as a teacher in Nashville, TN in 1951. She retired in 2005 after forty years at West Middle School in Tullahoma, TN, in the roles of Science Teacher and Guidance Counselor. Charlotte’s objective in teaching was using any creative teaching method to support each student in reaching their full potential. Charlotte was kind, always exhibiting her gentle spirit, and was loved by all who knew her. Her family meant the world to her and she looked forward to the holidays and the joy of “all being together” more than any gift. Her holiday dining table would be set with beautiful china and crystal and all the wonderful food that she spent hours preparing. She was famous for her sourdough bread, chess pie and coconut cake. She always wanted to make sure everyone had plenty to eat and would start lunch plans immediately after the last breakfast dish was washed. The Christian life was the focus of everything Charlotte did and her passion was always serving and teaching others about Jesus…and she did so with every opportunity that came her way. Charlotte taught Sunday School classes for children, teenage girls and adult women. She was still teaching Sunday School class at 90 years old and would spend hours preparing for her class. Her Christian spirit was contagious and a constant influence to her family and to all who knew her. A Soul as kind, generous, and loving as Charlotte’s is impossible to forget because it is etched into all of our hearts forever. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 2:00-4:00pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 11:00am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Watkins officiating. A graveside service will follow at 3:00pm at Athens City Cemetery in Athens, Alabama. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Ray Walker

Mr. Michael Ray Walker, age 71, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Murfreesboro, TN.

Mr. Walker was born in Norfolk, VA, to his late parents Warren G. Walker
and Katherine Irene Williams Walker. He served in the United States Army
and was a truck driver until his retirement. Mr. Walker loved watching
NASCAR, old antique cars, and love watching old Westerns, John Wayne being
his favorite. He was also of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carolyn Spears Walker;
sons, Matthew (Natasha) Walker; daughters, Misty Machers, Renee (Chad)
King, Marilyn (Randy) Williams; brothers, HG (Kathy) Walker and Bobby (Jo
Ellen) Walker; sister, Pat (Bob) Follis; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Walker,
Owen Walker, Andrew Williams, Emily Williams, Ashley (Jeremy) West and
Suede (Niki) King; great grandchildren, Isaac West and Madelyn West.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 5:00pm until
8:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be
conducted on Monday, June 14, 2021, at 2:00pm from the chapel of Central
Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with
military honors.

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

Shilo Elexus Cyree

Shilo Elexus Cyree, age 28, of Tullahoma passed away suddenly Tuesday, June
8, 2021.  She was born October 22, 1992 in Tullahoma to the late Jamie
Cyree and DeVonda Nunley who survives her.  Besides her father, she is also
preceded in death by her sister, Shelby Cyree.  Shilo was a people person
who enjoyed life by spending time with family and friends.  She also
enjoyed taking pictures and listening to music.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 12th from 5-7 p.m. at
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 13th  at Daves Culbertson Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy
Kesey officiating.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Shilo is survived by her daughter, Kayzie Cyree; mother, DeVonda Nunley
(Bill Moon); sister, Chelsea Nunley (Dustin Alford); brothers, James Cyree,
Caden Russell, Brent Moon, and Bo Nunley; grandmothers, Beverly Cyree and
Rosie Nunley; ex-husband, Jerod Thompson; and a host of aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.

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

Eileen Dorothy Levengood

Mrs. Eileen Dorothy Levengood, age 68, was born in Farmingdale, New York on February 8, 1953. She entered her eternal resting place on June 5, 2021. After more than 20 years of serving the community through her time at Hillsville Utility, she retired in 2020. Her advice to you, if you wanted to hear it, would be to retire sooner and enjoy as much time with your family and friends as possible. Working a few extra years for a couple extra dollars a month that you don’t get to enjoy isn’t worth it. Eileen enjoyed watching her grandkids grow up, especially at the softball fields, reading, crocheting and finding simple ways to bless those she loved. If you enjoy a dry sense of humor and a healthy dose of sarcasm, you would have loved her. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dorothy Schenck and her husband, Richard Levengood. She is survived by two sisters, Linda (Jim) Eckardt and Ruth Yanofsky, and one brother, William A. Schenck, eight children, Diana (Fred) Hazell, Ric Levengood, Michelle Rivera, Kathleen (Patrick) Metz, Teresa (Lee) Gault, Lori (Jeremy) Freeman, Billy (Jodi) Levengood, and Stephanie (Justin) Stotts. She also leaves behind twenty-five grandchildren including Roland, David, Chevy, Reyna, Barbara, Fred, Dori, Ryan, Emily, Jordan, Brandon,
Madisyn, Cheyenne, Ayden, Janissa, Hailey, Jason, Ethan, Elliana, Will, Matthew, Isaac, Bennett, Cole and Wyatt, along with many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Friday, June 11, 2021, from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Encounter Life Church in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be conducted immediately following
visitation at 1:00pm with Billy Levengood officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Mill Cemetery in Manchester. Central Funeral Home is serving the family, 931-723-7774, centralfuneralhome.com

Roy Bethel Quisenberry Jr

Quisenberry Jr., Roy Bethel , of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, June 7 th , 2021 at Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton Hospital at the age of 76. Mr. Quisenberry was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Roy B. Quisenberry Sr. and Madeline Wedding Quisenberry. During his life he worked as a Boiler Maker in the Energy Industry and was also a 32 nd Degree Mason. He was raised in Northwest Indiana and retired to Tullahoma in 2000. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Joyce Quisenberry and Lorraine Hanson. Mr. Quisenberry is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Quisenberry; one brother, Bobby (Norman) Quisenberry; two sisters, Anna Sue Corom and Ina Faye (David) Kelly; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Parkway NE South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara A. TeVrucht

TeVrucht, Barbara A. , of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, June 7 th , 2021 at her home at the age of 73. She was born to her beloved parents Norman and Deloris in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by one son, Michael TeVrucht. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gerald “Jerry” TeVrucht; one son, Mark T. TeVrucht; daughter-in laws, Margaret A. TeVrucht and Brooke L. TeVrucht; grandchildren, Jared E. TeVrucht, Mason S. TeVrucht, and Mallory L.A. TeVrucht; one brother, Gary L. and his wife Barbara; and one sister, Diane (Dave). As a farmer’s daughter, she grew up in Collins, Wisconsin and went to public grade school in a rural one classroom school. Barbara graduated from Valders Wisconsin High School and went on to work as a dental assistant. She was introduced to her future husband, Jerry, on a blind date in the late summer of 1966. They married on June 29 th , 1968 in Kiel, Wisconsin and lived in Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and Grayslake, Illinois before moving to Tullahoma in the summer of 1978. Barbara was a mother and was active for years in the Republican Women’s Organization. She also was very involved in quilting guilds. Barbara’s son, Michael passed in 2016 of pancreatic cancer and she was diagnosed with the same disease on January 20 th , 2019. She survived 44 rounds of chemotherapy and appreciated Dr. Ahmed and his professional staff at Tennessee Oncology. When chemotherapy was no longer working, she went to the Sarah Cannon Research Center in Franklin where she enrolled in a five-session clinical drug trial, which she unfortunately didn’t respond to. Barbara loved her children and grandchildren and watching them all succeed. Quilting was her passion and she loved to meet fellow quilters. Barbara also loved RVing and She and Jerry spent many winters in their RV in Gulf Shores, Alabama. A celebration of life service may be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers and food, the family asks that donations be made in Barbara’s memory to your favorite charity, the Ronald McDonald House, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Joe Davis Walker

Walker, Joe Davis , of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, June 7 th , 2021 at Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton Hospital at the age of 82. Mr. Walker was born in Lynchburg to the late Charlie O. and Mary Dixie Edde Walker. He served his country in the United States Army during Desert Storm and also worked as a Highway Marking Supervisor with TDOT. Mr. Walker was also a member of Wesley Heights United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Rex. D. Walker. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Faye Walker; two daughters, Denita Walker Kraus and her fiancé Ray Turley and Nina Faith Carswell; one sister, Charlene Gore; grandchildren, Kara Kraus, Lucas Kraus and his wife Holly, and Nikki Walker Pitts and her husband Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Khloe, Sydney, Ayden, Damarius, Harper and Cooper. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10 th , 2021 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 11 th , 2021 at 1:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Lynchburg City Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Wesley Heights United Methodist Church, 2101 East Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clifton Wright Freels

Clifton Wright Freels of Manchester passed this life on Tuesday, June 8,
2021 at his residence at the age of 84. A Celebration of Life Gathering
will be held in his honor on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at his residence, 70
Old Mount View Road, Manchester, TN, beginning at 2 PM.

Mr. Freels, a native of Kalamazoo, MI, was the son of the late Cliford and
Madge Layes Freels. He served in the U S Air Force and the Air National
Guard for forty years.  He enjoyed fishing and tinkering with all sorts of
things. He also enjoyed being with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary B.
Freels and sister, Patricia French. Mr. Freels is survived by son, Gregory
Freels of Manchester; brother-in-law, Pete French of Manchester and
grandsons, Austin, Blake and Preston Freels.

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

Johnny Woodrow Giles

Johnny Woodrow Giles, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, June 4 th , 2021 at his home at the age of 78. Mr. Giles was born in Chapel Hill to the late Simmie and Clara Lucas Giles. Mr. Giles served his country in the United States Army and then went on to work in General Labor with American Can. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Giles; and one brother, Tommy Giles. Mr. Giles is survived by nephews and niece, Johnny Ray (Sylvia) Giles, Brian Giles, Marlon (Cindy) Davis, and Pam (Tom) Taylor; several great nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Barbara Waller. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 7 th , 2021 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 12:00-1:00pm with the funeral to immediately follow at 1:00pm with John Gipson and Rudy Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at New Reddens Cemetery.

Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.