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WILLIS, John Franklin “Jack, 88, of Hillsboro, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at McArthur Manor in Manchester. Visitation with the Willis family will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 30, from 5 pm until 9 p.m. at Manchester Funeral Home, where services will be conducted in the chapel at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, with Rev. Jon Bell and Pastor Bob Jared officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Willis was born in Hillsboro, the son of the late John Finis Willis and Maggie Bell Henley Willis. He was a lifelong farmer in the Hillsboro community and was also a sales manager for Moorman’s Mfg. Company. Jack was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Hillsboro Lions Club and was named Lion of the Year in 1991. Jack loved his family and loved the land. He was known for his strawberries and loved to watch his crops grow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Carr Willis; by two brothers, Harold and Kenneth Willis, and by one sister, Cora Willis Roper. He is survived by daughters, Linda Willis (Richard) Crosslin and Donna Willis, all of Manchester; Sharon Willis Eaves, Chattanooga, and Debbie Willis (Greg) Hensley, Kingston, Tenn.; sons, David (Sue) Willis and Dale (Dawn) Willis, Hillsboro; 16 grandchildren, Christa Crosslin (Scott) McBride, Jason (Deana) Crosslin, Karen Crosslin (Justin) Turner, Joseph (Terri Lynn) Eaves, Elizabeth Eaves, Adam (Penny Lain) Hensley, Ryan (Amanda) Hensley, Kevin Hensley, Kyle Hensley, Heather Willis (Heath) Luttrell, Kathryn Willis (Leon) Williams, Valerie Willis (A.J.) Teal, Andrew David Willis, Jared Willis, Victoria Willis and Vanessa Willis and 12 great-grandchildren. The Willis family wishes to say a special thank you to the staff of McArthur Manor for their kind and loving care. For those who wish to make memorial donations, the family suggests the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church or The American Diabetes Association. Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
PARKER, Chalice, 31, of Tullahoma, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles R. Parker Jr.; grandfathers, Charles R. Parker and Eugene Uselton, and two uncles, Bobby Winton and Brian Uselton. She is survived by her mother, Elaine Railo and husband, Tom; three daughters, Madyson, Makayla and Sophia; one son, Tristan; two brothers, Bobby Parker and Seth Parker; two sisters, Paige Hensley and husband Timmy, and Carly Roberts; grandmother, Polly Culbertson; aunt and uncle, Doris and Tom Bryant; one nephew, Kane Parker, and several cousins and loving friends. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Daves-Culbertson Funeral home, where services will be held in the chapel at 1 p.m. Friday, May 31, with Rev. Bob Tuttle officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
TRIMBLE, James Larry “Jimmie,” of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 95. Mr. Trimble was born in Osage, Ark., to the late William Henry and Gracie Mae Bishop Trimble. During his life Mr. Trimble was an iron worker for American Bridge, working on many of the largest and best-known iron structures in America, leading the iron work on the Greater New Orleans Bridge, the AEDC Wind Tunnel and the Chicago Skyway. He was a hard-working man and raised a large family, which included not only his children, but grandchildren as well. Mr. Trimble was a Million Dollar Club Mason and a 50-year member of the Chicago Ironworkers Union-Local No. 1. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Trimble, and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Trimble, Tullahoma; one daughter, Toni Trimble, Estill Springs; one son, Phillip Trimble. of Valparaiso, Ind., four grandsons, Ryan Woodward and wife Shane, Tullahoma; Eric Woodward and wife Lora, Nashville; Devon Trimble, DeQueen, Ark., and Jason Trimble, Tyler, Texas; one granddaughter, Kelly Trimble, Hot Springs, Ark., and five great-grandchildren. No services for Mr. Trimble are planned at this time. The family suggests, for those who wish, donations may be made to Partners for Healing, 109 W. Blackwell St., Tullahoma, Tenn. 37388. Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
HAYNES, Dennis Westhall, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at the age of 70. Mr. Haynes was born in Johnson City, Tenn., to the late Percy D. and Marjorie Westhall Haynes. During his life, he worked as a self-employed timber cruiser. He was a conservationist who loved hunting, the outdoors, and playing card games with his friends. Mr. Haynes is survived by his wife of 41 years, Laura Haynes, Tullahoma; two daughters, Natalee Haynes, Nashville, and Rachel Haynes, Murfreesboro; one son, Will Haynes, also of Murfreesboro; four cousins, John Wagster, Richard Wagster, Carol Williamson, and Wannie Hogewood. Visitation for Mr. Haynes will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Kilgore Funeral Home, where services will follow immediately in the chapel at 2 p.m. with Ron Medlen and John Wagster officiating. The family suggests donations be made to the Tullahoma Animal Shelter, % Public Works Dept. 942 Maplewood Ave., P.O. Box 807, Tullahoma, Tenn. 37388 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid South Chapter, 214 Overlook Circle, Suite 153, Brentwood, Tenn. 37027. Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BLACK, Barry Lynn, 47, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Harton Regional Medical Center. A native of Manchester, he had worked as a cook in local restaurants. No services are scheduled at this time. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MYERS, Leo E., 89, of Jamesville, N.Y., died May 16, 2013, at Crouse Hospital. In earlier years he was a frequent visitor of his brother, James R. Myers, and family in Tullahoma. He served as a U.S. Army medic in World War II and was a car inspector for 43 years with the Penn Central Railroad. He was the husband of 67 years of Daisy Everling Myers. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. May 22 at St. Mary’s Church in Minoa, N.Y. Guest book at www.SCHEPPFAMILY.com
THOMAS, Dorothy Malinda, 53, of Manchester, died Saturday, May 25, 2913, at her home. The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Manchester Funeral Home to be followed by the service at 7 p.m. Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.