CANARY

Marion Josephine Jones Canary died Sunday morning, June 9, 2019 at her residence in Belvidere supported by her loving family. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Riverside Christian Church Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CARNEY

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On June 9, 2019, Collie Eugene Carney closed his eyes on earth and opened them in Heaven to see the face of Jesus. There is no doubt that he heard our Savior say, “Well done, thy good and faithful servant”. Mr. Carney was born in Chatom, AL to the late Willie Carney and Pearl Henson Carney who survives. During his life Mr. Carney served his country proudly as a member of the United States Navy during the First Gulf War, and Operation Desert Storm. He then worked as a Utility Operator for A.T.A. He was also a devout member of Rutledge Falls Baptist Church. Collie was a treasured father, husband, uncle, son, brother, teacher, leader, mentor, and friend. He had the heart of a servant, and he served Christ and others until he was physically unable to serve any longer. His life is a testimony to what true servanthood should look like in each of our lives.  Collie was a consistent Christ follower, and his faith did not waver. When faced with obstacles, he met those roadblocks with his head held high and his hand holding on to our Saviors. He trusted The Lord, and he trusted The Lord’s plan for his life. His faith was unshakable. His love for Christ was contagious and his willingness to pour out his life as an offering was inspiring. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his father, Collie was preceded in death by one daughter, Tiffanie Carney; one brother, Ed Carney; and one sister, Brenda Cooley. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Julie Tweet Carney of Tullahoma; one son, C.J. Carney of Tullahoma; three daughters, Adrianne, Emily, and Elizabeth Carney all of Tullahoma; one granddaughter, Caysea Mae; and two brothers, Phillip Carney and his wife Vera, and Dennis Carney and his wife Jada. Collie is rejoicing in Glory with our Savior. Cancer did not win. It just gave us an example of how to fight well and lean on The Lord for strength and peace. Those who put their trust in The Lord will be reunited with Collie again, and that gives us great hope and a reason to rejoice. Collie is at home with our Lord. Visitation for Mr. Carney will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m.  in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Billy Levingood and Dee Drake officiating. Burial will follow at Hoover’s Grove Cemetery in Moore County. Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

DAVIS

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Mrs. Carolyn Sue Davis, age 79, of Tullahoma, passed from this life on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in the small town of Oakland City, Indiana, where she was raised with 4 siblings. Although times were tough in the ‘40s and ‘50s, she always said she “had a good childhood and wonderful parents.” Her sisters remember her as having a sense of humor and being hard-working person. She raised three children while working until she retired at the age of 62. She was kind and always willing to help her children in any way she could even if it meant sacrificing for herself. She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything. She loved animals especially dogs and cats. She loved a good joke and loved to laugh. When she was younger, she liked music and dancing to mostly ‘50s music. She loved to read a good mystery book and watch mystery shows. She was a good kind person who enjoyed her life. In her words” I have had a good life and have a really enjoyed my life.” She would want everyone to remember the person she was before she was struck by this terrible disease (dementia). If everyone could reach out and help anyone they know with this disease or lend an ear to a family member going through what our family has gone through the last three years, I think she would want this done in her memory.  We love our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother for all the love and understanding over the years of our lives! Mrs. Davis is preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Virginia Sumners. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Kenneth) Roberts, Laura West and Natalie (Adam) Cagianese; sisters, Carla Woolsey and Rita Ward; grandchildren, Devonna Izzi, James West, Kenny Roberts, Paige West, Melissa Roberts, and Emma Cagianese; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Davis Family asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.

DULIN

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Ms. Virgie P. Dulin, age 71, of Elora, passed away from this life on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services for will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Burial will follow in Head of Hurricane Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Virgie was born in Bedford County, to the late William Merton and Mary Louella Pinkston. She retired from Bell South after 30 years. Virgie was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. She enjoyed attending family get-togethers, reworking furniture, crocheting things for her family, playing card games, and most of all spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Virgie is preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Wilson Dulin; two brothers, Carl Pinkston and Marvin Pinkston; one sister, Bettye Angus (Jerry). She is survived by one brother, Donald Pinkston; four sisters, Margie McCullough, Eva Kelly (Timothy), Mary Ray, and Linda Pinkston; 9 nieces; 8 nephews; 10 great nieces; 9 great nephews; 11 great-great nieces; and 9 great-great-nephews. Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Dulin Family and asks that you sign the guest book at www.tullahomafuneralhome.com.

FERRELL

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Tommy R. Ferrell, age 55, of Decherd, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Health Center. He was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on September 13, 1963, to the late William A. and Jo Ann (Veal) Ferrell. Until his health no longer allowed, Tommy was employed as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed restoring and working on cars, living the farm life, and listening to music. Tommy was a member of New Beginnings Outreach Church in Decherd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Ferrell; and sister, Treva Matlock. Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Robin Ferrell of Decherd; children, Thomas Ferrell of Tullahoma, Josh (Holly) Densteadt of McMinnville; and Hannah Elizabeth Waters of Nashville; stepdaughter, Cassie (Troy Jr) Barnes of Winchester; siblings, Sherry Ferrell Williamson of Indiana, John L. (Gina) Hays of Hillsboro, and William Clyde Ferrell of Florida; and grandchildren, Sophia Densteadt, McKenzie Densteadt, and Oakley Ann Barnes. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2109 at Blue's Hill Cemetery of McMinnville with Rev. Rick Casey and Rev. Alvis Bolin officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GIFFORD

Wilma Jean Gifford, age 80, of Huntland, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her residence. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside Services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Huntland. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JACOBS-CROUCH

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Mary Geneva Jacobs-Crouch of Manchester passed this life on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Bailey Manor at the age of 91. Mrs. Geneva was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, to the late Frank and Cleo Holder Jackson. During her life, she was a member of Rutledge Falls Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Geneva is preceded in death by three husbands, Ross Floyd Jacobs, Leon Vincent, and Earl Crouch; one sister, Anita Doty; and two brothers, Clifford and Donald Jackson. She is survived by three daughters, Keita Chumley, Kathy Norton and her husband Wendell, and Kim Trail and her husband Doug; one son, Kit Jacobs and his wife, Vicki; 13 grandchildren, Sandy Brewer, Kay Jacobs, Crescida Jacobs, Tracy Stembridge, Sean Norton, Ashleigh Gipson, Colt Norton, Keith Jacobs, Chuck Jacobs, Shannon Wilson, Kyle Byrom, Matt Trail, and Jonathan Trail; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mrs. Geneva was held on Monday, June 10, from 5-8 p.m. at Kilgore Funeral Home. Funeral Services took place Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home chapel with Bro. David Wall officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, the family asks that donations in Geneva’s memory be made to The Alzheimer’s Association: 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NUNLEY

Virginia Henegar Nunley, 80, died Monday, June 10, 2019.

OWENS

Baby Ellie Marie Owens gained her angel wings on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13.  Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Owens Chapel Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

REED

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Carolyn Joyce Reed, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at NHC at the age of 74. Ms. Reed was born in Vandalia, Illinois, to the late Kenneth and Hazel Hunter Braughton. She was a member of the church of the Nazarene and also enjoyed puzzle books. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Braughton; one sister, Brenda Walker; and one grandson, Richard Allen Reed. Ms. Reed is survived by two sons, Richard Reed of Tullahoma and Roger Reed (Gina Schooley) of Tullahoma; five grandchildren, Megan Reed, Natalie Reed, William Davis, Chris Isaac and Cody Williams; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Ashley; one brother, William Braughton (Lila); four sisters, Phyllis Russell (Robert), Linda Pinkston, Karen Carren (Ray) and Wanda Emert (Tom); special friend, Donald; special cousin, Cheryl Stephens; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation for Ms. Reed will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Kilgore Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. Kilgore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RIEDER

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Irma Jean Rieder, age 88, of Pelham, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Harton Tennova Healthcare in Tullahoma. She was born in Alto on April 24, 1931, to the late Clayborn and Gertrude (Garner) Gipson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rieder was preceded in death by her husband, William Jonas Rieder Jr. She is survived by two sons, William C. (Kathy) Rieder of Tullahoma, and Timothy Dale Rieder of the Valley Home Community; three grandchildren, William Jackson (Cassie) Rieder of Chattanooga, Katherine Rieder (Rob) Marsh of Shelbyville, and Kelley N. Rieder of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren, Walker (Clay) Marsh, Madeline Payne Marsh, Sadie Rieder, Anna Patterson Marsh, William Cooper Rieder, and Katherine Virginia Marsh; and special care-givers, Mae Phillips, Anita Meeks, Brooke Kilgore, Debbie Meeks, Rachel Crabtree, Ruth Simmons, Cindy Cunningham, and Peggy Price. Mrs. Rieder was a life-long resident of Valley Home Community. She was a graduate of Grundy County High School, Class of 1948 and a life-long member of Pelham Church of Christ. Mrs. Rieder operated a grocery store with her mother, Gertrude Gipson, in the Valley Home Community for many years. She enjoyed working in her flowers, cooking, and spending time conversing with family and friends. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Bro. Mike Partin officiating. Interment followed at Warren Cemetery with William Jackson Rieder, Robert P. Marsh, Ben C. Hale, Kenneth R. Mayes, Samuel Myers, and Timothy J. Cunningham serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Pavette, Robert Sitz, Kenneth L. Mayes. Carl Burnette, Troy Layne, Dennis Garner and Lawrence Smith. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STAFFORD

Loretta Stafford, 75, of Estill Springs, died Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Harton Tennova Healthcare in Tullahoma. Visitation: from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.  Funeral Services: 2 p.m.  Friday, June 14, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.  Interment at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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