Goodbyes are only for those who live with their eyes. Because for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation. – Rumi. Charles William Baker Sr., 76, of Tullahoma, passed from this earthly life and into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born at his Bakertown home in Moore County, on Aug. 7, 1942, to the late Madge Walker and late Lannie Baker. On Dec. 28, 2004, he married his best friend Mona Faye Chapman, who survives. He lived life to the fullest and made every day count. He loved people and never met a stranger; rest assured, whenever speaking to him, he would always have something witty, comical, or sarcastical-funny to say. That was just Daddy. He was a well-known Master Mason for the majority of his life, but was probably more well-known for what he laid out in the kitchen, be it at his own home or at the Barrel House BBQ. He truly was a jack of all trades. He deeply loved all his family and his two dogs Patches and Peaches. He will be tremendously missed by all who loved and knew him. He is survived by his son, Chuck Baker of Lynchburg; daughter, Jacqueline (Harry) Conway of Tullahoma; daughter, Crystal (Cale) Thomas of Winchester; daughter, Charsie Henley of McMinnville; and daughter, Shannon Roberts of Lynchburg; sister, Dorothy (Charles) Shelton of Winchester; sister, Barbera Sisk of Fayetteville; brother, James Walker of Tullahoma; sister, Brenda (Jim) Ramsey of Flintville; and sister, Debbie (Silvia) Walker of Tucson, Arizona. Grandchildren: Adam, Ashley and Hannah Baker of Lynchburg; Tori Rogers, Destiny and Emma Grace Hill, all of Tullahoma; Mason and Macie Lynn Vonwert of Tullahoma; Haley and Michael Whitsell of Lynchburg; and Cody and Jesse Cates, Chris Gross and Shawna Vaughn all of McMinnville; numerous great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Eugene Baker; infant sister Emily Walker; step-brother Elbert Walker; and step-father Jim Walker. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday July 18, with burial services at Lois Cemetery. The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, July 17, at the Lynchburg Funeral Home, with Brother Mike Awalt officiating. In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug the ones you love. Love them more fiercely, notice them, and leave no words unsaid. Tomorrow is not promised. Lynchburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Mary Pozan Beasley, 82, of Tullahoma, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Beasley passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Tennova Healthcare- Harton in Tullahoma. Mary was born in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ferguson. She previously worked at Tennessee Apparel for many years before retiring from Walmart after 25 years. She enjoyed ceramics, fishing, art and gardening. She was a loving mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, William Beasley; two daughters, Carol Beasley and Joy Beasley; one brother, Al Ferguson. She is survived by one son, Michael Beasley; grandson, Brian Beasley; Stepchildren, William Beasley, Jr., Thomas Beasley, Patricia Ballard, and Brenda Jackson; two brothers, George Ferguson and Robert Ferguson; two sisters; and a host of loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other loving family. Tullahoma Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.
Chester Lee Hatmaker, 79, of Tullahoma, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Turkey Creek, Kentucky, on November 29, 1939, to the late Mynatt and Lear (Haddix) Hatmaker. Chester served in the United States Navy as a Sea Bee before working at Aero Structure until his retirement. He loved history, enjoyed telling stories, fishing, and listening to bluegrass music, and was known as the neighborhood handyman. In addition to his parents, Chester was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Jean Hatmaker; and siblings, Velda Kay, Freddie, Frank, and Jesse. He is survived by his children, Chester (Cathy) Hatmaker II of Winchester, Randy (Fhonda) Hatmaker of Manchester, David (Carolyn) Hatmaker of Yalaha, Florida, and Melissa Hatmaker-Bell (James) of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Shannon, Charles, Gunner, Hayden, Stephen, Stephanie, and Warryn; 10 great-grandchildren; four-legged best friend, Bunny; and siblings, Mary (Willis) York of Parker City, Carolyn (Dean) Frye of Knoxville, Jody (Freda) Hatmaker of Robbins, and Cora (Karl) White of Knoxville. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 19, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Gary Bell and Susan Rock officiating. Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery in Scott County, on Saturday, July 20. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice Highland Rim, Tullahoma Animal Shelter, or Coffee County Humane Society. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Gunn McNutt, 98, of Winchester, died July 16, 2019. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas John Palmer Sr., of Tullahoma, formerly of South Dakota. Aug. 10, 1951 - July 13, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tullahoma. The family will receive friends beginning at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to his gofundme account to help cover medical and funeral expenses.