LAWRENCE, John Henry, 80, died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.
TORRES, Deborah Kay King, 57, died Sept. 4. 2018.
GREENWALD, Eric, was born on March 28, 1962 in Nashville. On Aug. 29, 2018, he suffered a motor vehicle accident, and after a life of struggles, surprises, twists, turns, triumphs and ultimate victory, he went to be with his Lord, savior and friend, Jesus. Upon graduating Tullahoma High School in 1980, he answered a patriotic call, and served his country in the Navy. He sailed aboard the USS Dale from 1980 to 1984, where he cared for his fellow crewmen as a mess specialist. Later, he served the civilian world as a cook for Wagon’s West in Miami. Sometime after arriving in North Central Florida, he put his tinkering skills to good use as a mechanic for Leonard’s frame shop in Lake City. Most recently, he served his community as a pool technician with Ken’s Pool Service. Eric possessed a burning passion for Jesus that drove him to share about his Lord, so that others can know the love and power of Jesus in the same way that he now does. He served in youth ministry, men’s ministry, Promise Keepers, and Tres Dias of Birmingham, Alabama (BTD #36). He was a blessing to his Christian brothers and sisters at Fellowship Church in High Springs. Family brought him some of his greatest joys, and he loved spending time with his wife, Shelley, a woman he considered to be God’s gift to him. He also treasured time with his boys, and loved sharing with them his enjoyment of cool cars, hunting, shooting guns, and fishing. He couldn’t miss a weekly trip to Dairy Queen to savor some ice cream with his granddaughter, Addy. A history of Eric’s joys isn’t complete without mentioning his love of both the Tennessee Vols and the Tennessee Titans. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Eva Greenwald; and his sister, Pamela Greenwald. He is survived by his wife, Michel (Shelley); his sons, Luke Adam, of North Miami Beach, Eric Robert (and Tricia), of Lake City, Logan Lee, of Lake City, Dale Duke, of Lake City, Kyle Chaz, of Lake City; along with his grandchildren, Zachary Spaulding, Addylynn Grace Greenwald, and Aiden Michael Greenwald. He is also survived by his Tennessee family of Uncle Harold and Aunt Jennie Bush, of Tullahoma; his cousins, Thomas and Penny Bush, of Tullahoma; and his lifelong best friends, Mike Brackman and William ‘Cubby’ Jones. He will be missed by several youth who considered him a role model and close friend. His faithful hunting dog, Honey Gun Greenwald mourns his absence. A celebration of life, officiated by Pastor Skipper Hair, was held Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. at Fellowship Church of High Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fellowship Church’s Youth Group. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL, 32025, 386-752-1954.
WEST, LaWanda, 55, of Estill Springs, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Visitation was held from 2-4 pm Thursday, Sept. 6, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 4 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Pastor Dean Northcutt officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KENNEDY, Rachel Ann, Oct. 11, 1973 – Sept. 2, 2018.
NEASE, Dorothy Loretta, 88, of Tullahoma, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at her residence after an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church, 316 N. College St., Tullahoma, with burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday, Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church and Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon until the service time. A native of Tullahoma, she was the daughter of the late Lawson Earl and Nellis Stewart Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Lawson Earl Melton Jr; sister, Helen Melton; first husband, Paul Thomas Smith; second husband, John Charles Pursley; sons, Paul Eugene Smith, Thomas Jacky Smith and David Wayne Smith; grandsons, Thomas Eugene Smith and Johnny Stephen Rogers; and great-grandson, Devonite Malik. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Sam Nease, of Tullahoma; sons, William (Judy) Smith, of Ooltewah, Mike (Angie) Smith, of Hillsboro, Tony (Becky) Smith, of Tullahoma, and Steven (Jennifer) Pursley, of Tullahoma; daughters, Louise Bryant, of Tullahoma, and Pam (Ricky) Tawwater, of Tullahoma; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Smith, of Tullahoma; 31 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc., 110 E Lauderdale St., Tullahoma, TN 37388. Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com. Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HOFFMAN, Kenneth Arthur, 50, of Tullahoma, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Chicago on Nov. 4, 1967 to the late Arthur and Charlotte (Patterson) Hoffman. Kenneth was employed as a truck driver and enjoyed racing cars and spoiling his grandchildren. He was an avid Rusty Wallace, NASCAR fan and Alabama Football fan. In addition to his parents, Kenneth is preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Hoffman. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Connie; children, Jimmy (Ariel) Hoffman, of Homewood, Illinois, Ashley Sprinkles, of Houston, Coty (Christal) Hoffman, of Braidwood, Illinois, Kevin Gardner, of Tullahoma, Lisa (Ricky) Presley, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, D.J. (Casey) Bermudez Jr., of Manchester, Dee Summlion, of Chicago, and Kenny Blackman, of Chicago; eight beloved grandchildren, Maddy, Ricky, Ryleigh, Bella, Frankie, Manny, Selena and Sakura; sisters, June Hoffman-O’Flynn, of Lansing, Illinois, and Pattee Hoffman, of Summit Lake, Wisconsin; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
REED, Loyd Delbert Jr., 63, of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, Visitation was from 5-9 p.m., Sept. 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Winchester Church of Christ. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GARNER, Bobby Joe, 88, of Tullahoma, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare-Harton. He was born in Sewanee on March 25, 1930 to the late William Edward and Lilly Leona (Henley) Garner. Bobby served in the United States Army Air Corps. He worked for over 31 years at Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois, and after his retirement was a landlord in Tullahoma. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a mission with the church in 1986 with his late wife in Glasgow, Montana on the Indian Reservation. He also served a mission as a Temple worker for the Nashville Mission. Bobby Joe was a member of Tullahoma Senior Citizens Center and enjoyed playing cards, watching Westerns and was a collector of many things. His family will remember him for being a hard worker and a man with a gentle heart who loved the Lord and was dedicated to his family. In addition to his parents, Bobby Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Clubs Garner; sisters, Kathryn Riddell, Nancy Welsh, Norma Garner and Peggy Sue Crunk; brother, Robert Lee Garner; twin siblings, Billy Joe and Betty Jo Garner; great-granddaughter, Madison Tate; and son-in-law, Darrel Davis. He is survived by his sister, Henrietta Blackburn, of Estill Springs; children, Amy (Richard) Moulton, of Layton, Utah, Linda (Mitch) Bradford, of Tullahoma, Candy Davis of Tremont, Illinois, Teresa (Randy) Thome, of Washington, Illinois, and Ben Garner, of Peoria, Illinois; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; and four-legged best friends, Bam Bam, Baby and Squirt. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 18 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brother Randy Jones officiating. Interment will follow at O’Dear Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tullahoma Senior Citizens Center or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.