CHEW, Frances Noland, 92, of Tullahoma, died Dec. 2, 2018. Born Henrietta Frances Noland in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 18, 1926, Frances was preceded in death in 1994 by her husband, William Locke Chew, Jr. (Bill), originally from Birmingham, Alabama, an aeronautical engineer and active community participant in Tullahoma since 1953. Both became dedicated members of First Presbyterian Church after moving here from Hampton, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Herman Noland of Tuscaloosa and Ethel Leigh Eatman of New Orleans, and stepmother, Grace Noland Commander. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Leigh Noland and William Arthur Noland; two sisters, Jean McCorkle of Daytona, Florida, and Joy Gilreath of Birmingham, Alabama; and a beloved grandchild, Whitney Grayson Tuck of Tullahoma. She is survived by one sister, Janie Spruiell of Niceville, Florida; and four daughters: Lucia Flowers of Lanett, Alabama; Jennifer Petr of Largo, Florida; Betsy Patton of Villages, Florida; and Carolyn McFall of Knoxville. She leaves behind nine grandchildren: Lindsay Flowers Murphy and William Russell Flowers of Birmingham; Richmond McDavid Flowers III of Walnut Creek, California; Lauren Petr Cromer of Nashville; Franklin Noland Petr of Louisville, Kentucky; Addison Tuck Peterson of Dallas, Texas; James Locke Sheffield and Neil Edward McFall of Knoxville; and David William McFall of Los Angeles, California; and 12 great-grandchildren. Frances was a graduate of the University of Alabama and an enthusiastic fan of the Crimson Tide. She loved animals, “Jeopardy!” and talking to everyone she met. Those interests were sadly extinguished by the ravages of Alzheimer’s over the past 10 years, but her cat, Marvin, 20, remained at her side until the end. After a long battle with the disease, Frances took off Dec. 2 on her journey to the Pearly Gates. They will know she has arrived when they hear her yelling “Roll Tide” and calling “Here, kitty, kitty.” May she find the rest and peace she deserves after suffering through such a debilitating and relentless disease for so many years and continue to live in the hearts of those who loved her. Services are private. Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CROWNOVER, Johnnie Bernice Ashby, 93, of Madison, Alabama, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at her residence. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FARRAR, Helen Lucille Hickerson, 93, October 20, 1925 -December 1, 2018.
LEE, Tollie Craig, 69, died Thursday, November 29, 2018.
RAY, Robert Harvey Jr., 71, of Huntland, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Huntsville Hospital. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery in Francisco, Alabama. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
TERRY, Billy Jane Cooley, 93, died December 3, 2018.
UPTON, Louise Janie, 88, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Tennova Healthcare-Harton. Mrs. Upton was born in Tullahoma to the late James and Effie Lowhorne Fanning and was a member of the 1st Assembly of God. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Upton was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Upton; one brother-in-law, David Carmichael; and one great-nephew, Joey Doolittle. She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Upton of Tullahoma; one son, Eddie Upton and his wife Cat of Bullhead City, Arizona; three sisters, Christine Doolittle and her husband John, Char Peterson and her husband Rev. Richard, and Pat Carmichael; one brother, Jimmy Fanning and his wife Angel; grandchildren, Destiny, Kirt, Joshawah, Vickie, and Esther; and great-grandchildren, Sedona, Brendan, Kelsey, Luke, Preston, Keely, Joshawah Jr., Nathaniel, Timothy, Patrick, Lydia, Sirena, Abigail, Noah and Ben. Visitation for Mrs. Upton will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at Kilgore Funeral Home with the funeral to immediately follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ronald Forrester officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Garner Cemetery in Decherd. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Joey’s Toy Box, 90 Glenda Trace, Suite 429, Newnan, GA 30265. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WILKINSON, Lt. Col. Ret. George Edward, 88, of Winchester, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery with full military honors bestowed. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.