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Obituaries, Nov. 21, 2012

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm


BALTIMORE, Mabel Elizabeth, 80, of Tullahoma, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Life Care Center in Tullahoma. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Leona Panter Vetitoe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Baltimore; her brother, Wesley Vetitoe, and a daughter, Vicky Lynn Baltimore. She was a homemaker and a member of Lincoln Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Willis Baltimore, Tullahoma, and a daughter, Teresa (Doyle) Coleman, Madison, Ala.; two brothers, Don Vetitoe,  Gulf Port, Miss., and Howard (Marie) Vetitoe, Tullahoma; two sisters, Caroline Perry, Decherd, and Dorothy (Melvin) Allison, Florida. Visitation with the family was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at  Tullahoma Funeral Home, where services will be conducted in the chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, with Brother Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be left at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

KIBER, Katherine “Katie,” 90, of Gallatin, passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2012, at home. Mrs. Kiber was a springy woman who was always on the go. She was a classy, kind-hearted, generous woman who was known for her hugs. She loved Cracker Barrel, collecting jewelry, “find a word” puzzles and her family. She was a retiree of Texas Boot in Hartsville after 17 years of service. She was a good Christian woman who will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Kiber, Jr.; parents, Mitchell Brown Underwood and Lula Boone Underwood; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Counce Kiber; son-in-law, Mike Norman, and loving Poodle companion, Lucy. She is survived by her loving children, Pat “Patsy” Norman, Mickey Kiber (of Tullahoma) and Kathy Harris (Rickey); grandchildren, Randy Kirk (Darlene), Mitzi Reed (Jim), Scot Kiber, Troy Kiber, Mark Harris (fiancée, Kat Meirik); great-grandchildren, Terence Kirk (Kristen) and James “J.T.” Reed; great-great-grandchildren, Addyson Kirk and Haylee Kirk; special friend, Debbie Pruitt (Richard); many extended family members and friends. The family would like to express a special thank you to Janice Putty, Michelle Adcock, Leigh Ann Thompson and all of Highpoint Hospice for the love and care given to Mrs. Kiber during her time of need. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Crestview Funeral Home where a Life Celebration will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be Crestview Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Thomas Randy Kirk, Scot Kiber, Troy Kiber, Mark Harris, Terence Kirk and J.T. Reed. Crestview Funeral Home, 1623 Highway 109 N, Gallatin, in charge of arrangements.


WOLF, Joanne V. Eberhardt, 84, of Tullahoma, passed away on Nov. 19, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sterling, Ill., to her parents, the late Joseph Leroy Eberhardt and Nellie Tubbs Eberhardt and was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Wolf, and sister, Helenmae Manon.  Mrs. Wolf was a retired real estate escrow officer; site director for “Meals On Wheels” in Coffee County  for several years; member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma and was a piano accompanist at various local churches. She is survived by her children, Wendy Reeve (Bill), Bristol, R.I.; Kathy Halkin (Hubert), Idyllwild, Calif.;  Jacque Wood (Bill), Fayetteville, N.C.;  Scott Wolf (Audrey), and Brian Wolf (Barbara), all of Tullahoma;  nephew, Myk Manon (Lupe), Kissimmee, Fla.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; grand-nephew, Jacob Manon; and a host of friends. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1610 Wilson Ave., in Tullahoma. Central Funeral Home, Manchester, in charge of arrangements.

KRAUTH, George Power, 72, of Estill Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence. A native of Shelbyville, he served his country as a second lieutenant in the Army National Guard. He was a farmer and also managed his family’s package store from 1968 until he began a wholesale nursery in 1982. He was active in that industry for 30 years eventually specializing in the cultivation and propagation of viburnums. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Franklin County High School athletics program or to Gideons International. A Celebration of Life for family and friends was held at the home of Kellye and Wayne Sawyer, 148 Country Club Terrace in Winchester between 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.