Obituaries, May 16, 2013

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

ALONSO, Catherine L. Riddle, 77, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Life Care Center in Tullahoma. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Bender officiating. A native of Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Riley and Susie Reavis Riddle. She retired from Worth in Tullahoma after working as a ball sewer. She was a member of Brownington Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, ceramics and fishing. While a resident of Life Care Center she became a member of the Red Hat Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Alonso; one daughter, Mary Sue Holden, and two brothers, Leon and James Riddle. Mrs. Alonso is survived by three sons, Clarence E. Cleek Jr. and  wife, Kathy, Winchester, and Teddy Lynn Cleek and Randy Cleek, both of Lynchburg; one daughter, Gail Nelson and  husband Doug, Lynchburg; four stepsons; two step-daughters; four brothers, Ralph Riddle, Winchester; Johnny Riddle and wife Barbara, Lynchburg; Billy Wayne Riddle and wife, Patty, Winchester, and Joe C. Riddle, Lynchburg; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations be made to the Pennington Cemetery. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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SISK, Dahlia “Jeanie” Arnold, 44, of Tullahoma,  departed this life on Monday, May 13, 2013. at her residence. She was a Christian. She was an Alabama fan, and loved taking care of her family. One of her hobbies was watching her two favorite TV shows; Charmed and Supernatural. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Sisk; daughters. Buffy Davis and Carrie (Michael) Johnson. all of Tullahoma, and Natasha (Steven) Morris, Decherd; son, Dustin Sisk, Decherd; brothers, Ricky Arnold and Ralph (Kathy) Arnold, all of Manchester, and Steve (Cathy) Arnold, Murfreesboro; grandchildren; Chloe Wenger, Hanna Wenger, Keyauna Arnold and Shaelynn Arnold, and mother-in-law, Gayle Sisk, Decherd. Visitation for Mrs. Sisk will began at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Grace Community Church in Estill Springs until service time at 1 p.m. Interment followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Estill Springs. Online condolences may be sent at www.grantfuneralservices.net. Grant Funeral Services, Estill Springs, in charge of arrangements.

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MEDLEY, Sandra Faye Davis, 67, of Tullahoma, passed away, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her residence. A native Tullahoma, she was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Lois Cunningham Davis. She worked as a housekeeper at the Life Care Center and Glen Oaks Nursing Home. She loved to quilt and cook and enjoyed spending time with her family. She had many friends and “always saw the good in everyone,” In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawton James Medley; one son, Anthony “Tony” Medley, and one sister, Karen Gipson. She is survived by one son, Ernest “Ernie” Medley, Tullahoma; three brothers, Buster Davis and wife Gay, Tullahoma; Gary Davis and  wife Melody, Tullahoma, and Alan Davis and wife Paulette, Hillsboro; four sisters, Joyce Vassar and  husband Fred; Linda Moulder her husband Avery; Brenda Petty and her husband, Clyde Sr., and Darlene Ray and husband, David, all of Tullahoma; seven grandchildren; three great- grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.  Visitation with the family will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home where services will follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Phillip Barnett officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Tullahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home, Online condolences may be made at the website www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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JACOBS, Larry Dale, 47, of Manchester, died May 15, 2013, at his home after an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon County. Visitation with the family will begin at 12 noon Friday, May 17, at the Wilson Chapel Church (Hoodoo) where services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Anderson Family Cemetery in the Hoodoo Community. Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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JOHNSON, Willie Clay “Cussy,” 74, of Shelbyville, passed this life at his home Tuesday, May 14, 2013,  after an extended illness. Mr. Johnson will lie in state beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Mt. Zion Haley Missionary Baptist Church until visitation with the family begins at 12 noon with the funeral at 1 p.m.  Elder Jimmy Downing will be the eulogist. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Haley Cemetery. Doak-Howell Funeral Home, Shelbyville, in charge of arrangements.

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SELLS, Johnny Alfred,  75, of Huntland, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. A native of Winchester, he worked at Pittsburg Plate Glass as a toolmaker. He was the husband of 54 years of Ann Morris Sells. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with burial in Rice Cemetery in Franklin County. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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ELDRIDGE, Carl Andrew, 62, of Morrison, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. A native of McMinnville, he was a 30-year United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was the husband of Ruthie A. Eldridge. Funeral services will be  conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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ELLENBURG, Constance Cherlene, 67, of Winchester, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her residence. She was a surgical technician and was the wife of Lewis David Ellenburg Jr. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home where services will follow at 1 p.m. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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