Deborah Marie Ashby, 66, of Decherd, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Connie Sue Ashworth, 58, of Belvidere, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. A graveside service will be held at Franklin Memorial Gardens at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James “Jim” Brown, deceased May 27, 2019, was the first of three children born to Ivan Claire Brown and Fern Milligan Brown on August 26, 1932. He grew up in western Illinois, and graduated from high school in Joy, Illinois, in 1950. He attended one year at Western Illinois State College (now Western Illinois University) where he enlisted in the National Guard to earn extra money. While there he lettered in gymnastics. In 1951 he was called into active duty during the Korean War. Trained as a radio operator, he was sent to Germany instead of Korea. In 1953, after his tour of duty ended, he enrolled at North Texas State College (now North Texas University). He joined the First Baptist Church, Denton Texas, on the same morning that his wife-to-be, Virginia Ann Camp joined the church. They began dating and were married in 1956. Jim and Virginia settled in Daingerfield, Texas, Virginia’s home town, where Jim worked at Ordnance Aerophysics Laboratory as a chemist. While there they had two sons, Stephen and Joel. In 1963, they moved to Tullahoma, when Jim accepted a job as a chemist with Arnold Research Organization at Arnold Engineering Development Center. Jim and Virginia joined First Baptist Church, where Jim served many years as a Deacon, Trustee, and choir member. Jim was a dedicated, proud member of Kiwanis International, serving as a local club President, the Lieutenant Governor of the Kentucky/Tennessee District, and a George Hixson Fellow, receiving a 45-year perfect attendance award. Jim and Virginia were also founding and active members of King’s Cross Church in Tullahoma in their retirement years until moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, to be near their family. Jim is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son, Stephen Brown and wife, Regina Brown; his son, Joel Brown and wife, Allison London Brown; his grandson, Philip Hines Brown and wife, Adair-Hayes Brown; his sister, Wanda Blair; and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson, Blayne Brown; his half-brother, Stanley Brown; his sister, Cynthia Hampton, and brother-in-law, Robert; and his brother-in-law, Philip Camp. A memorial service will be held for friends and family at King’s Cross Church at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, with visitation to follow. City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.
Tony Dale Gilliam, 56, of Winchester, died Sunday, June 30, 2019. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, n the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Angie Elaine Janey, 69, of Belvidere, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Garner Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Helen F. Murray, 91, of Tullahoma, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at her residence. She loved to go shopping, was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family. Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Crowell; first husband, Harold Conditt; second husband, William Murray; daughter, Alfredia Matthews; and son, Johnny Murray. She is survived by her husband, Fred Sherill; son, John Conditt; daughter, Becky Murray; step-son, Dale Wayne Murray; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted immediately following. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Tullahoma Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.
Miriam Anderson Nichols, 87, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living. Miriam was born in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, to the late Harold Gustaf Anderson Sr. and Vivian Ophelia Bailey Anderson. Prior to retiring in 1995, she was employed for 30 years by various operating contractors at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. Miriam was also a member of Highland Baptist Church in Tullahoma. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hudson “Hut” Nichols; one son, Patrick Bailey Nichols; two brothers, Philip E. Anderson and Harold G. Anderson Jr.; two sisters, Nancy Anderson Veazey and Gertrude Spears. Miriam is survived by three sons, Theodore “Ted” Nichols and his wife Michelle, Robert “Bobby” Nichols and his wife Sandra, and Scott Nichols; nine grandchildren, Luke, Jacob, Justin, Brandon, Matthew, Andrew, Anna, Rebekah and Brittany; two great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Gordy; one sister, Pauline Spears; and daughter-in-law, Tracy Nichols. Visitation was held on Friday, July 5, at Kilgore Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to noon. The funeral followed at noon with Pastor Jim Norman officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highland Baptist Church, 808 W. Hickory St., Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388 or Hospice Compassus, via Hospice of the Highland Rim, 110 E. Lauderdale St., Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pamela Virginia Taylor, 72, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Taylor was born in Worchester, Massachusetts, to the late James T. Sr. and Gloria Dobson and had seven brothers and sisters, James T. Jr, Patricia, Deborah, Martha, Edward, Leslie and Gloria Dobson. She was also a former employee of Food Lion in Tullahoma. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Curtis Taylor Sr. She is survived by four sons, Morris Taylor, Jr., Jonathan Taylor, Marcus Taylor and his wife Tiffany, and Andrew Taylor; grandchildren, Alecia Casey, Miranda Jade, Ronan and Lily Taylor and Roman, Maliah, Tyrese and Taliyah Taylor. No services are scheduled at this time. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Warren Trainor (Major, U.S. Army, Ret.) began his march to Heaven on July 3, 2019. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Winchester Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.