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Judy Kay Lovvorn

Funeral services for Judy Kay Lovvorn, age 60 of Bell Buckle, TN will be held 3:30 PM Thursday, June 13, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Reverend Carrol Crosslin officiating. Burial will follow in the Willow Mount Cemetery. Judy passed from this life Sunday, June 9, 2024 following an extended illness.

Visitation with the family will be held 4-7PM Wednesday, June 12,2024 at the funeral home.

Judy was born on September 28, 1963 in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Delbert Crosslin and Charity Armstrong Crosslin. She worked along side her husband for many years in the paving industry. Judy loved to cut grass, raise her flowers, and her pets were her children, she also was a member of Whiteside Methodist Church.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 44 years; Richard Lovvorn, siblings; Jimmy Crosslin, Peggy Williams, Randy Crosslin all of Shelbyville, TN, Kathrine York of Wartrace, TN, and Tommy Crosslin of Unionville.

Along with her parents Judy is preceded in death by siblings, Patsy Turner, Ruby Tucker, Rollie D.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Bedford County Cancer Association.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Debra Renee Bedwell

On Saturday afternoon, Debra Renee Bedwell finished her course here on this earth, at the age of 63.

Left to cherish her memory here are her sons, Jonathon Bedwell and Jay Bedwell (Jennifer); daughters, Angela Stephens (Mike) and Mary Mills (Joel); brothers, Jordan Ritchie ( Katie) ; grandchildren, Savannah, Jacob, Noah, Reagan, Alayna, Isaiah and Emmett; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 12-2 p.m. at Grant Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Scott Howell officiating.

Arrangements Entrusted to Grant Memorial Chapel



Danny Earl Carver

Funeral services for Danny Earl Carver age 48, of Shelbyville, TN will be held 5PM Tuesday June 11, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with James Guinn officiating. Following the service he will be cremated. Danny passed from this life Friday, June 7, 2024.

Visitation with the family will be held prior to the service beginning at 3PM at the funeral home. In Danny’s honor the family request that everyone who attends the services to wear black, camouflage, or both if you are able.

Danny Earl Carver was born on July 4, 1975, in Carthage, TN to the late Robert Earl Carver and Phyllis Kay Shahan Carver. Danny was a self-employed handy man, he loved to sit by the water fishing, loved music and playing his guitar.

Survivors include a sister & best friend; Lisa Carver, nieces Kalynn Ferrell, Kalissa (Jordan) Lewis, great niece; Kei’ara Moss, and long-time friend Steven Hamilton, all of Shelbyville, TN.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Joseph Ernest Claytor

Joseph Ernest Claytor, III, passed away June 7, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of his family, Hospice Compassus, and the dedicated and caring staff of The Waters of Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday, June 10, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Carl Hall will officiate, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service time Monday at the funeral home.
He was born May 31, 1953, in San Diego, California, to Nancy Williams Batson, of Ashland City, and the late Joseph E, Claytor, Jr. He was employed with Pillsbury, in Murfreesboro. Joe ran a good race. Everyone who knew him, knew his passion was his guitar playing for the Lord. He had a love for aircraft of any kind, and passion for his ’57 Chevy Belair. Joe was one of the sweetest people you’d ever meet. He was a faithful member of Victory Celebration Revival Church.

In addition to his mother and step father, Nancy and Earl Batson, of Ashland City, survivors include his wife, DeEtta Norman Claytor, of Shelbyville; children, Jonathan Brian (Lauren) Claytor, of Nashville, Daniel Stephen (Heather) Claytor, of Ashland City, and a step daughter, Mary Margaret (Trent) Bisner, of Indiana; a brother, Sterling (Leah) Claytor, of Springfield; sisters, Kim (John) Engelman, of Nolensville, and Beth (Steve) Batson, of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Zachary, Jackson, Eddie, Richard, and Trinity Hope; great grandchildren, Richard Jr., Ryan, and Spencer.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice Compassus.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Fatima Amaro Grajales

Funeral Mass for stillborn infant, Fatima Amaro Grajales, will be 10 AM Monday, June 10, 2024, at St. William Catholic Church. Father Edwuin Cardona will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The parents are Karen Grajales Vasquez and Antonio Amaro Amaro.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Terry “Sudie” Sanders

Funeral services for Terry “Sudie” Sanders,  age 68 of Shelbyville, TN will be held 1 PM Saturday June 8, 2024 in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Harmon officiating. Sudie passed from this life at his home in El Bethel Community of Bedford County surrounded by his family after an extended illness. The family request for everyone to dress casual or come as you are.

Visitation with the family will be held 4-7 PM Friday June 7, 2024, at the funeral home.

A native of Bedford County Sudie was the son of the late George Sanders and Coarene Helton Sanders. He repaired small engines for a trade, and was of the Baptist faith. Sudie was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Marvin, Gary, and Pokey Sanders, sisters; Carolyn Sanders and Shelia Allen.

Survivors include siblings; Doris Throneberry, Perry (Brenda) Sanders, Mary Ann (Slick) Dennis, all of Shelbyville, TN son; Jeramy (Rhonda) Blanton of Lynchburg, TN, grandchildren; Breonna, Paisley, Triston and Cameron, along with many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank special caregivers; nieces & nephew Amanda Helton, Kellie Brown, &Timmy Sanders, friends; Tracie Wachner, and Marylin Sanders. Sudie was one of the strongest people we will ever know and he was a fighter until the end. He did it his way and he knew when to say when then he would do just that.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Steven Ray Melton

Steven Ray Melton, age 62, of Shelbyville, passed away June 4, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of his family and the professional and caring staff of Alive Hospice.

The family will receive visitors 6-8 PM Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

Graveside service will be 1 PM Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lebanon Laurel Hill Cemetery in Cleveland, Tennessee.

He was born March 16, 1962, in Cleveland, to Boyd Melton, of Shelbyville, and the late Joyce Johnson Boyd. He was a retired trainer of Tennessee Walking Horses, loved to play golf and go fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephew, and held membership at Northfork Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, survivors include a brother, Jeff Melton, a niece, Sydney Melton and a nephew, Reed (Julie) Melton.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Samantha Wynn Jackson Shreve

Samantha Wynn Jackson Shreve age 33 of Wartrace, TN passed from this life Sunday June 2, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family after an extended illness. Samantha’s wishes were to be cremated, and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Samantha was born on March 4, 1991 in Nashville, TN to Michael Jackson and Debra Martin Jackson who survives. Samantha was a graduate of Cascade High School Class of 2009, then she became a Dental Assistant having worked with Clements Dental formally known as Clark Dental. Then in the last 3 years with C.A.R.S. service center in Wartrace as a service writer. Samatha was a board member of the Bedford County Cancer Foundation and a member of Whispers of Hope, and Edgemont Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents; Mike and Debra Jackson, her loving husband of 11 years; Colton Shreve, beloved children; Izzy & Gracie Shreve, sister; Katie (Robert) Smartt of Manchester, TN grandfather Charles Jackson of Columbia, TN, in-laws; Charlie (Michelle) Winchester, TN, Jimmy (Kim) Shreve of Shelbyville, TN brother/sister in-law; Jared (Kendall) Shreve, nieces & nephews; Wynnslee, Layla, Tyner, James, and Colt, aunts & uncle; Kathey (John David) Ledbetter of Flatcreek Community of Bedford County, and Betty Baker of Columbia, TN.

Samantha is predeceased by her grandparents; Lois Jackson, Thomas J. and Francis Martin.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Bedford County Cancer Foundation.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.


Barry Trent Sadler

Barry Trent Sadler, age 60, of Fort Worth, TX, passed from this life May, 29, 2024, at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas, TX after diagnosed with an unexpected illness.

A native of Shelbyville, TN, Barry was born on January 11, 1964, to the late William Bailey Sadler and Willa Dean Oldfield Sadler.

Barry attended Shelbyville Central High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy. He worked with Calsonic for 20 years before becoming an aircraft mechanic and working with Vaught Aircraft Industries, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. Throughout his life he enjoyed turkey hunting, admired classic cars, and greatly appreciated the game of baseball, anything from collecting baseball cards and watching his son play, to catching a Rangers game at Globe Life Field. He was a member of The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Machinist Local Lodge No. 776-A, and United Aerospace Workers Local 848.

He is survived by his children, Casey Sadler and wife Star of Normandy, TN, and Lilly Grace Sadler of Fort Worth, TX; grandchildren, Gwyn, Alyce, Freya, and Casper; sisters, Shelia Sadler McCullough, and Adriana Sadler Prince; brothers, Gary Sadler, and Brent Sadler; along with several nieces and nephews.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Wednesday, June 5th from 5-6p.m. at Doak-Howell Funeral Home. The gathering will be concluded with special words from his children at 6:00pm.

Memorial donations may be made to Veterans Airlift Command, to honor Barry’s love for aviation and his family’s service in the U.S. Military.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Manuel Rodriguez Rayas

Manuel was born January 14, 1972 in Dolores Hidalgo Guanajuato, Mexico. He was the son of the late Palemon Rodriguez Aravalo and Ermelanda Rayas Relles. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Guillemo.

Manuel grew up in Mexico and came to the United States in 1988, age 16 for more opportunity. Opportunity took him to Wartrace, where he found family and friends that love him and he found home. His family and home were his passion. He was an employee of Hawkins and Price Excavating, where he worked for 35 years. He overcame many challenges throughout his life, even suffering a life altering hay baler accident in 1996. On March 11, 2020, after lots of hard work and dedication he earned his U.S. citizenship, it was an accomplishment he was very proud of. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and child of God. He always encouraged and helped others.

He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Dana Ferguson Rodriguez; his son, Luke Rodriguez; brothers, Geraldo, Rafael, Hugo, and Noe Ricardo; sisters, Leticia, Silvia, and Ana, 23 nephews and nieces; and in-laws, Bobbie Ferguson and Roy & Dana Ferguson; brother-in-law, Jeremy (Mandy) Ferguson; and his “American parents”, Lynn & Pam Edde.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Steven Flippo officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace, TN.

Visitation with the family will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 3rd at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Manuel Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit his son Luke. Donations can be made at Heritage South Community Credit Union of Shelbyville.

 

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Ronald Glenn “Ronnie” Ledbetter

Ronald Glenn “Ronnie” Ledbetter, age 53 of Decherd, TN, passed from this life Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Ronnie was born on March 7, 1971, to Odis Ledbetter & Brenda Siebers. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Ledbetter; and grandparents, Odis H. & Jessie Ledbetter, and Wallace & Margie Siebers.

He worked as a heavy machine operator for many years and in his free time, he loved driving and working on cars, especially Chevys. He also enjoyed the outdoors, mainly hunting and fishing. Some of his joys in life were, coaching and playing Open Legue softball. He had a kind and caring heart that was always willing to help others and loved his family.

Ronnie is survived by: children, Amber Baltimore and husband Chase of Shelbyville, Cody Ainsworth of Chattanooga, and Taylor Ledbetter of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Keegan, Lucas, Mayzie, and Cameron; brother, Bryan Ledbetter of Chattanooga; and step-mother, Patricia Ledbetter of Chattanooga.

Celebration of Life services will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Amanda Clark officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday, prior to services beginning 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Doak-Howell Funeral Home to help assist the family with final expenses.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.


Mrs. Mary LaVerne Adcock

Mrs. Mary LaVerne Adcock, age 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024, at NHC Healthcare Tullahoma, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Caris Healthcare, and the dedicated and professional staff at NHC Healthcare Tullahoma.

A Memorial Service will be 4:00 PM Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive visitors 2:00 PM until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born March 11, 1941, in Shelbyville, to the late James and Adele Raby Freeman. She was retired from Wal Mart in Lewisburg, enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a long-time member at Victory Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Gene Adcock, in 2022, and a sister, Betty Adcock.

Survivors include her children, Rita (Andy) Lemmon, of Shelbyville. Phil (Shirley) Wilson, of Charlotte, Tennessee, Cindy (Paul) Piques, of Land O’Lakes, Florida, Barbara (Craig) Spillers, of Petersburg, Tennessee, and Jennifer (Bryan) Beasley, of Smyrna; step daughter, Renee Sanders; grandchildren, Angie (Richie) Barton, Jill Wilson, Bethany (Chad) Turner, Damon O’Dell, Stephen Wilson, Bridget (Kevin) Wills, Mindi (Taylor) Hicks, Dylan Arnold, Jacob Arnold, Alizaye Beasley, Nicole Skeeters; great grandchildren, Chase Williams, Allison Pitsinos, Devon Heath, Brianna Brown, Kase Hicks, Kole Hicks, Mia Wills, Trysten Bennett Barnes, Kendall Turner, Brian Payne and Paisley Wilson; great great grandchild, Arabella Grace Williams; sister, Judy Bonner, of Shelbyville.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
  


Billy Wayne Clanton

Billy Wayne Clanton,  78 of Shelbyville died May 30, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2nd, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Eddie Reed officiating.  Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m.

He was a native of Shelbyville; a graduate of Bell Buckle High School; former employee of Rock City Construction; former Co-Owner of Clanton Paving; current Co-Owner of Clanton Pipe; a member of the Baptist Church and a member of Shelbyville Benevolent Lodge No. 122.  He was a veteran of Duck River Speedway where he raced for many years.

His most important role was being a loving Dad, Grandfather, who was loved by all his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.J. Clanton Jr. and Frances Blackwell Clanton and the love of his life, Dorothy Arwood.  He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Elizabeth Clanton; brothers, Alvin Ray Clanton (Sue), Jerry Lee Clanton (Phyllis); a sister, Shirley Clanton Davis ("Bo"); two grandchildren, Amber and Whitney; five great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Tylen "Bubba", Grayson, Devin, Bella and a great great grandchild, Kinsleigh.


James Paul Fishback

James Paul Fishback was born January 14, 1949, in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Mattie Mai Fishback and Robert Woodrow Fishback. He transitioned his life’s journey on May 22, 2024. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Robert Julius Fishback, a sister, Georgia Mai Fishback, and his wife, Leanna Elizabeth Fishback.

Paul attended Bedford County Training School, Harris High school, and Shelbyville Central High, where he would graduate with the Class of 1967. Paul played basketball in his high school years. His basketball skills would earn him trophies, all tournament awards, and a scholarship to Tennessee Technology School in Cookeville, Tennessee. He was also a Drum Major with the marching band at Harris High School. He played in an adult basketball league until the league ended. He also played competitive tennis. He was a very active individual. Paul was sometimes referred to as “Fish”.

Paul accepted Christ at an early age, where he obeyed the Gospel at East Cedar Church of Christ, now known as Bird Street Church of Christ.

Paul united in marriage with Leanna Elizabeth Buchanan in 1981, however, their relation spanned over 57 years. He would often tell people, “I love that woman”. He was also blessed with a Bonus son, Terrell Demanche’ Buchanan.

Over the years, Paul was employed with Eaton Corporation and Tyson Foods, from where he would retire.

Paul leaves to cherish his legacy and memory: a bonus son, Terrel (Tina) Buchanan; bonus grandchildren, Tristan Buchanan, Jayton Gray, Kassidy Buchanan, and Alexis Cleveland; two nephews, Aaron Williams and Chris Fishback; a devoted friend, Drexel Nelson. He leaves a host of relatives and friends who will miss him.

A Memorial Service will be 12 noon, Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Bird Street Church of Christ. Brother Anthony Booker will officiate. Mr. Fishback will be buried with his wife at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Jean Blanton Walls

Jean Blanton Walls, age 97 of Rover, TN, past from this life and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Jean was born on April 29, 1927 in Rover, TN to the late Sam B. and Ruth Elmore Blanton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Walls; and her brothers, Sam, Jr. and James Blanton (twin brother).

She was a lifelong member of Rover Baptist Church. She loved going to church and did so until her health declined. She loved God and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with all her heart.

She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Cleek of Shelbyville, and Angela Thompson and husband Dwight of Bell Buckle; grandchildren, Zeke Cleek and wife Lauren, and Ben Thompson, along with four great grandchildren.

Per Jeans request, she is to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Doak Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Cleonne Rene Friedman

Cleonne Rene Friedman, a beacon of love and generosity, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2024, at the age of 88. Born on April 30, 1936, in Brockton, MS, she was the cherished daughter of the late Elmer Marston Taber and Ann Louise (Benson) Taber. Her life was a testament to the power of faith, the joy of giving, and the strength of family bonds.

Cleonne's journey through life was marked by her unwavering commitment to her family, friends, and community. She was a treasured mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Her sons Kent, Russell, Mark (Cindy), and Karl Friedman, as well as her daughters Donna (Vern) Tutty, and Karen (Billy) Reed, will forever hold her in their hearts. Cleonne's joy was multiplied by her adoring grandsons Russ Jr. Friedman, Joseph (Amber) Green, Tyler (Melinda) Green, Bronson (Izii) Friedman, and Noah (Rachel) Friedman, and her granddaughters Shannon Friedman, Abigail (Patrick) Johnston, Jennifer (Ross) Beavers, and Kasey (Will) Sliger. Her great-grandsons Samuel and Malachi Green, Gideon and Elliot Friedman, along with great-granddaughters Anna and Leia Johnston, Lydia Green, and Grace Anne Beavers, were the twinkles in her eye.

Cleonne was reunited in heaven with her parents and stepbrothers, Kent and Robert Taber, who preceded her in death. Her family takes comfort in knowing that she is now at peace.

Cleonne's life was one of active service and unwavering faith. She was a devoted member of Cedar Grove Church in Unionville, Tennessee, where she found great joy in teaching Sunday School and uplifting the spirits of all who crossed her path. Her commitment to her church family was evident in every action she took and every word she spoke.

Cleonne's interests were a reflection of her loving and generous spirit. She had a passion for giving gifts and making others feel special and important. She never forgot a birthday, whether it was a family member or someone from her church family. Her love for rescuing cats, collecting lighthouses, and teaching Sunday School were just a few of the ways she shared her warmth and kindness with the world.

The pallbearers honored to carry Cleonne to her final resting place include Mark Friedman, Karl Friedman, Billy Reed, Ross Beavers, Bronson Friedman, and Noah Friedman. Her great-grandsons Gideon Friedman and Elliot Friedman will serve as honorary pallbearers, a symbol of the future generations who will carry on her legacy of love and faith.

Cleonne's life can be summed up by the words of Mother Teresa, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." This quote perfectly encapsulates the essence of Cleonne's being—her ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary through her love and generosity.

Services to honor and celebrate Cleonne's life will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2024. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the service following at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Gowen-Smith Funeral Home. Pastor Danny Freeman will officiate the ceremony. The interment will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Cleonne Rene Friedman's memory will be cherished and kept alive by the countless lives she touched. Her spirit of giving, her faith-filled heart, and her boundless love will continue to inspire all who knew her. She will be deeply missed, but her light will never fade.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Cedar Grove Church.

 

Mary Jean Jones Cates

Mary Jean Jones Cates age 83 of Wartrace, TN passed from this life Tuesday May 28, 2024, at her residence following an extended illness. Per Mary’s wishes she will be cremated, and no services are scheduled at this time.

Mary was born on May 16, 1941in Manchester, TN to the late Ruben Ernest Jones and Mary Emma Hailey Jones. Mary was of the Church of Christ faith and was a seamstress and homemaker for most of her adult life.

Survivors include children: Angie (Phil) Vincent of Wartrace, TN, Donnie Cates Jr. of Texas, and Shannon (Brooke) Cates of Wartrace, TN, Grandchildren: Cody Cates, James Cates, Emily Norris, Coy Cates, Mary Cates, Katie Schweitzer, Kassidee Cates, Adrianna Cates, Ryker Cates, Phillip Vincent, Jake Vincent, and 11 great grandchildren. Siblings: Dorothy Myers of Tullahoma, TN, and Jackie Jones of Indiana.

Along with her parents Mary was preceded in death by her husband Donnie Cates Sr, siblings: Helen Rhoton, Gladys Berry, Leroy Jones, John Jones, Wayne Jones, grandson: Jesse Lee Cates and great grandson River Scott Schweitzer along with many nieces and nephews.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Mark Christopher Graham

Mark Christopher Graham, age 61 of Shelbyville, TN, passed from this life Friday, May 24, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mark was a native of Bedford County, born on February 6, 1963, to the late Richard & Katie Rambo “Kitty” Graham. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his nephew, Greg Graham.

Mark attended Shelbyville Central High School and would go on to become a talented machinist with a meticulous eye. He was a people person that never met a stranger, he always put others before himself but never shied away from speaking his mind. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and family trips to Tybee Island. He enjoyed fishing on the Duck River, having fun with family and friends, and all UT Vols sports.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Regina Bailiff Graham; daughters, Shirley Merlo and husband Richard, and Veronica Adcock and husband Kris; grandchildren, Trisha Merlo, Kary Merlo, Justin Dunn, Mia Renner, Madison Adcock, and Kaleb Adcock; siblings, Bonnie Graham Rojas and husband Ed of Shelbyville, David Graham of Shelbyville, and Jeff Graham and wife Mary Jo of Murfreesboro; nephews, Richard Rojas, and Josh Graham; nieces, Ellen Osborne, and Mary Lee Ward; along with several great nieces and great nephews.

Celebration of Life services will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Sorrell officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday, prior to services beginning 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to New Destiny Dog Rescue @ www.newdestiny.org or by mail: 202 East Highland Ave

Shelbyville TN 37160

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Chad Michael Wallace Brown

Chad Michael Wallace Brown, age 49 of Shelbyville, TN, passed from this life Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Chad was born on November 26, 1974, in Bowling Green, KY to Janet Wallace Brown and the late Jim Brown.

He graduated class of 1992 from Calhoun High School in Georgia. By trade he was a brick mason and worked in masonry since the age of 19. He worked with a few different companies over the years before starting his own, Chad Brown Masonry, in which he ran for the past few years before his health declined. He was a member at Normandy Baptist Church and loved his church family. In his free time, he enjoyed riding his Heritage Softail Harley, cooking delicious meals, and playing his guitar. He was described by family as a quick-witted jokester that never wasted a funny moment. He loved his family very much and they will miss him very much.

Along with his mother Chad is survived by his children, Troy “TJ” Baker, Gage Brown, Savannah Brown and Regan Brown all of Manchester; grandchildren, Aurora Baker and Kainen Brown.

A private Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



James Donald “Jim” Hester

James Donald “Jim” Hester, age 82 of Shelbyville, TN passed from this life May 24th, 2024, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with loved ones by his side.

A Shelbyville native, Jim was born April 21, 1942, to the late Joel H. Hester and Clarice Morton Lentz Hester.

Jim was a graduate of Community High School class of 1960. He served his country honorably in the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. In 1961 He married the love of his life Mary Faye Burton and they spent 63 wonderful years together raising their daughter, Tina. They resided in California for 36 years before moving back to Shelbyville in 2002 to take care of his parents. He owned his own business (Aquarius Enterprises) for 25 years. Some of his favorite things he enjoyed doing was driving dune buggies at Gordon’s Well Sand Dunes, playing with his PTSD companion “Scout”, and was an avid lover of antique cars. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Faye Burton Hester, their daughter Tina Renee Hester Gymer and husband Jonathan; grandchildren, Haylee Renee Gymer, Justin Doyle Gymer, and Heidee Renee Gymer.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Darryl Lewis and Mike Richardson officiating. Military honors and burial will follow at Pressgrove Cemetery in the Longview community.

Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, May 28th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Mr. Jimmy Alfred Burks

Mr. Jimmy Alfred Burks, age 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 27, 2024, at 1 PM at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial, with military honors, will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma. Revend Jack Lambert will be officiating.

Visitation will be at 10 AM Monday until service time.

He was born July 7, 1950, in Bedford County, Tennessee to the late Lincoln and Hannah Cawthron Burks. He held membership at Homeland Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. He worked for many years for Builders Supply in Tullahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, also preceding him in death were sisters; Ruby (Don) Gilliland, Judy (Jackie) McGee, and Lena Gibbs.

He is survived by his wife of many years, Faye Bennett Burks, a son, Addam (Carrie) Burks, a daughter, Shena (Leo) Pink, sister, Jeanette (Ronnie) Noggle, and brother in law, Bobby Gibbs. Grandchildren Austin (Nikkie) Reed, Megan Reed, and Kayla (Cody) Burns; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and step-children.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Rita Kaye Cantrell

Rita Kaye Cantrell, age 63, of Unionville, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Williamson Medical Center after an extended illness.

Rita was born on November 17, 1960, in Coffee County, TN to Lorene Dotson Rector and the late John Mooneyham. She had worked in various fields throughout her career but was mainly a homemaker. She enjoyed baking, flower gardening, spending time with family and friends, and loved spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchild.

Including her mother she is survived by; husband, Jeff Cantrell of Unionville; children, Josh Cagle of Shelbyville, Cassandra Cagle of Unionville, Dustin Cantrell (Brittany Finch) of Unionville, and Houston (Brittany) Cantrell of Chapel Hill; step-father, Ronald Rector of Murfreesboro; sister, Sandra Bridges of MS; brother, David Bridges of AL; grandchildren, Nic, David, Logan, Thaddeus, Aiden, Slaiden, Kinley, Alivia, Taylor, Abel, and Brady; great grandchild, Marigold; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26,2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with T.J. Burton officiating. Burial will follow at Crowell’s Chapel Cemetery in the Halls Mill Community.

Visitation will be held Sunday, prior to funeral services beginning 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Virgil Hal Smith

Virgil Hal Smith,  88 of Shelbyville passed away May 23, 2024.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Patricia David Smith July 20, 2000.  He is survived by a son, David Hal Smith of Wartrace, a daughter, Anita Smith Heck and her husband Brad Heck of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren, Emma Grace Heck and Ethan Bradford Heck and a sister, Maxine Smith Odle of Wartrace.

He was born July 2, 1935 in Madison, TN. to the late William Parks and Oween Hix Smith.  He was a 1952  graduate of Shelbyville Central High School; a 1956 graduate  of Middle Tennessee State College in Murfreesboro and a 1980 graduate of Florida Institute Of Technology in Melbourne, FL.

He was ordained Deacon of Duck River Baptist Association while a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Manchester, Tn.; a current member of First Baptist Church Shelbyville.  He was a retired Contracts and Acquisition Manager from Teledyne Brown Engineering, Huntsville, AL.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 1st from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Graveside Services to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Rev. Jeff Rasnick officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Benevolance Fund, 304 East Depot Street, Shelbyville, TN. 37160.



Doris Lowery

Doris Lowery, age 80 of Tullahoma, TN, passed from this life Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma after an extended illness.

Jo was born on November 11, 1943, in Bedford County, TN to the late Jerald and Mary Lou Patterson Lowery. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by: son, Joseph Sisk; and sister, Shirley Ann Lowery.

Survivors include: brother, Dwight Lowery of Augusta, GA; sister, DeDe McAnally of Shelbyville, TN; grandson, Sebastian Sisk; also several nieces and nephews.

Per Jo's request, she chose cremation and no public services held.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Danny Carlton Waggoner

Danny Carlton Waggoner departed this life on May 17, 2024, after a long illness. He was born to the late Jesse and Grace Hines Waggoner in Shelbyville on October 12, 1945. He was preceded in death by brothers, Lajeune Waggoner, Norman Waggoner; and sisters, Faye Cooper, and Jamie Stovall.

He is survived by daughters, Elaine Flippo, and Mattie Gibson; sons, Donald and Danny (Nicole) Waggoner; grandchildren, Rylee, Karley, Lucas and Levi Waggoner, McKayla, Dallas, Devon, Jacob and Jessa Gibson, great grandchildren, John, Waylon, Blake-leigh Lynn and Isabella, brother, Phillip Waggoner; and sister, Theresa Coltrane.

Danny suffered permanent brain injury from an early childhood illness. Nevertheless, he attended Shelbyville Mills School where he excelled in basketball. He worked in several jobs during his adulthood until his retirement.

Graveside services will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Fayetteville, TN on Wednesday, May 22,2024 at 11:00 a.m. with Phillip Waggoner presiding.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Bettie Jane Cartwright

Bettie Jane Cartwright,  84 of Cottontown, TN. passed away May 19, 2024 surrounded by the loving comfort of her family and the compassionate care of Hospice.

Graveside Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23rd, at Triune Methodist Church Cemetery Jeff Collet officiating. 

Bettie was born September 12, 1939 to L.C. "Claude" and Robbie Elmore Brown.  She was preceded in death by her sons, Brian Brown and Ricky Clements; brothers, James C., Eldridge, Ernest, Robert Brown and a sister, Mary Margaret Brown Conway Watkins.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Crystal Brown and loving and devoted nieces, Brenda Brown, Dorothy "Dot" Parker, Barbara Brown and several great nieces and nephews.  She was a graduate of David Lipscomb and retired from Walmart Optical Center after years of dedicated service.  She had a passion for the outdoors, working in her yard and flower garden and was an avid reader.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.


Mrs. Linda Vincion Lynch

Mrs. Linda Vincion Lynch, age 79, of the Rover Community of Unionville, TN passed away May 19, 2024.  She was born in Rutherford County and was a daughter of the late Robert Gordon Vincion and Annie Ruth Hendrix Vincion.  Mrs. Linda was a homemaker and a member of Unionville Methodist Church.  She was a graduate of Community High School Class of 1962.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jason Lynch, a grandson, Cody Clark Lynch, sisters, Lilly Penn, Esther Hall, Wilma Myrick, Margaret Vincion, and a brother, Robert Vincion.  

Mrs. Linda enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.  She had a passion for gardening and raising flowers.  She loved the Lord and reading her Bible.   She truly liked to go to yard sales and watching soap operas.  Most of all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and spending time with them!

Mrs. Lynch is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Cooper Lynch of Unionville, TN; children, Gail Lynch Wright of Wartrace, TN, Stephen (Joann) Lynch of Unionville, TN, Buddy (Lisa) Lynch of Unionville, TN; 10 grandchildren, Sheena (Ben) Landreth, Jenny (Scottie) Cantrell, Kaycee (Nick) Martin, Sherry Lynch, Steven (Rene) Wright, Timothy Lynch, Cody Wright, Haley Stewart, Chad Lynch, Jadon Lynch; 9 great grandchildren, Josh, Austin, & Tatum Cantrell, Landon & Sofia Martin, Oliver Wright, Zoee, Jaycee, & Azalee Stewart; 2 sisters, Alene (Jim) Deal of Unionville, TN, Rebecca (Tim) Collins of Unionville, TN; sister-in-law, Geneva Lynch of College Grove, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 12 PM until 3 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home.  The graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 3:30 PM at Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community with Bro. Mike Hannah officiating.  Interment will follow at Cothran Cemetery after the service.

Steven Wright, Cody Wright, Timothy Lynch, Jadon Lynch, Scottie Cantrell, Nick Martin, and Austin Cantrell will serve as pallbearers. 

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill, TN is in charge of the arrangements.



Knox Pitts III

Knox Pitts III, of Nashville, formerly of Shelbyville, Tennessee, Bethesda, Maryland and Boca Raton, Florida, died 05/17/2024 in Nashville in his sleep.

He was born in Shelbyville on February 26, 1946. the son of Rufus Knox Pitts Jr and Mildred Streeter Steele Pitts of Shelbyville who predeceased him. He was predeceased by his lifetime partner, Walter L. Higgins, who was born the same day and knew Knox his entire life.  Knox was a graduate of Shelbyville Central High, Vanderbilt BA History 1968, and Columbia University Law School JD 1974. He was a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Knox’s father was active in many campaigns and was Chairman of the Bedford County Democratic Party for 20 years. In Washington, Knox worked for the Democratic National Committee as Associate Director for the 1973-74 Campaign Committee.

Knox also served in 1975 as Assistant to the Campaign Director, Scheduler and New York Coordinator for the Carter Presidential Campaign. In 1976 he served as Political Director for Jim Sasser’s winning campaign for the US Senate and worked in his Washington office in 1977. He was active in many other campaigns, especially Jim Cooper's successful run for Congress in 1982. Knox attended every Democratic National Convention from 1956 to 2016.

In 1978, Knox returned to Shelbyville to run the family business, Knox Pitts Hardware. His father and mother had founded the business in 1946. Knox was joined by his brother, John, and they ran the store until closing in 1998. Walter joined the store after graduating from college in 1972. Like his parents and Walter, Knox was active in many civic affairs. He was Chairman of the Board of Bedford County Heritage Association, and on the Boards of the Argie Cooper Library, The Highland Rim Regional Library and the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce.

Knox and Walter moved to Bethesda, Maryland in 2000 and sold designer plumbing and decorative hardware and retired in 2009 moving to Boca Raton, Florida.

Knox is survived by his brother John Steele Pitts (and his partner Joy Hunter) of Nashville. Nephews Jack Steele Pitts and wife Sydney Rhea Lilly Pitts of Oxford Mississippi and Ted Spencer Pitts of Memphis Tennessee and Great nephews Quinten Steele Pitts and Braxton Lynn Butler.
Services are still to be determined, memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville, Tennessee or to a political cause of which Knox would approve.


Mary Ruth Verge

Mary Ruth Verge, age 85, passed away peacefully May 10, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Gentiva Hospice, and the dedicated and caring staff of Community Care of Rutherford County.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Willie D. Young, Jr. will be eulogist, with burial to follow in Erwin Stokes Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

She was the third of thirteen children, born August 15, 1938, in Bedford County, to the late Willie D. and Anne D. Young.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Lula D. Hix, Buford Young, Johnny Young, Thomas Young, Hattie Pearl Young, and Paul Young.

Survivors include her daughters, Vivian (Anthony) Baldwin, Cassandra (Vince) Baker, Dana (Kevin) Howse; sons, Larry (Connie) Verge, Lynn (Katie) Verge, and Joseph (Veronica) Verge; twelve grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and four step grandchildren; sisters, Virginia (ST) Rucker, Shirley (Steve) Fowler, Pamela (Bill) Bailey, Martha Young, Betty (Charles) Kilcrease, Brother Willie (Linda) Young, Sr., and sister in law, Inez Young; a host of relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend thanks to Creekside Assisted Living, and Community Care of Rutherford County, for the very wonderful care she received. A special “Thank You” to MS Wilda, who was her sitter and caregiver.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Esther Lamb

Mrs. Mary Esther Lamb, age 84, of the Rover Community in Bedford County, TN passed away May 14, 2024 in Nashville, TN.  She was born in Bedford County and was a daughter of the late Ernest Ralph McClaran and Rubye Ollene Drennon McClaran.  Mrs. Mary Esther was retired from the State of TN as a secretary and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Doyle Lamb, Sr., a son, Michael Lamb, a grandson, Hunter Dunaway, a brother, Leon McClaran, and a sister, Sherry Read Hobbs.  

Mrs. Lamb enjoyed playing the piano and the organ.  She had a passion for gardening and flowers.  She loved sewing and crafting.  She truly like to go to yard sales and cooking for everyone.   Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them!

Mrs. Lamb is survived by her children, Hollis (Judy) Lamb, Jr. of the Rover Community, Stacie (Byron) Paschal of the Hall’s Mill Community, Rebecca (Jimmy) Teague of the Rover Community; 8 grandchildren, Ryan Lamb, Krystal Lamb Mullins, Eric Lamb, Loren Lamb Hilton, Lance Paschal, Taylor Paschal, Blaine Paschal, Autumn Teague; 8 great grandchildren, Jacob Mullins, Zachary Mullins, Olivia Mullins, Levi Mullins, Bailey Merlo, Lincoln Hilton, Theodore Hilton, Hudson Hilton;  sisters, Kay Smith of Unionville, TN, Cynthia Sudberry of Shelbyville, TN; brother, Marion (Sharon) McClaran of Shelbyville, TN.

Visitation with the family will be on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 4 PM until 8 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11 AM in the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Maxwell officiating.   Interment will follow at Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community in Bedford County, TN.

Ryan Lamb, Eric Lamb, Lance Paschal, Taylor Paschal, Blaine Paschal, and Byron Paschal will serve as pallbearers. 

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill, TN is in charge of the arrangements. 



James Cleveland Phelps

James Cleveland Phelps, aged 80, of Shelbyville, TN, passed from this life on May 11, 2024, after an extended illness at Vanderbilt Harton Hospital.

A native of Moore County, TN, James was born on December 29, 1943, to the late Louis James Phelps & Ruthie Louise Warren Phelps Bridges.

Mr. Phelps was owner and operator of Champion Auto Electric for 30+ years. He enjoyed reading his bible daily and going fishing.

He is survived by his two children, James Lewis (Pam) Phelps of Shelbyville, and Renee (Richie West) Lamb of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Travis, Courtney, Matt, Drew, Autumn, Joshua, Jonathan, Ashlee, Logan, and Fallon; great grandchildren, Jayden, Mady, Macy, Paige, and Paisley; and brothers, Thomas Phelps, Daniel Phelps, and David Bridges, along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16th, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Warren officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, prior to memorial service beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org.


Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

 

 



Carolyn Elaine Walker

Carolyn Elaine Walker, age 65, of Shelbyville, passed into a heavenly life on May 11, 2024, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was dedicated to her family. She was a very hard worker and proudly serve the community for 40+ years. She will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by: parents, the late James Ray and Thelma Siebers; three brothers, David Ray, Roger Ray, and Samuel Ray; two sisters, Mary Joyce Gregory and Deborah Ray; and one niece, Jamie Ray Casteel.

Carolyn is survived by: children, Beth Sullins and husband Robert of Kelso, William Sweeney and wife Christy of Shelbyville and Joe Walker of Shelbyville; 10 grandchildren, Michael Holston and wife Samantha, Philip Holston and wife Gracey, Colton Sweeney and wife Faith, Logan Sweeney, Emily Sweeney, Kaden Walker, Nathan Walker, Lexi Hunter, Charlie Walker, Kinsley Williams; and eight great grandchildren; brother, Ricky Ray and wife Judy; along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Randall Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday prior to funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society @ www.cancer.org.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Bobby N. King

Bobby N. King,  79 of Shelbyville died May 12, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 18th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Bishop Steve Simmons officiating.  Burial will follow at Jones-Haynes Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M.

He was born March 6, 1945 in Newbern, TN.; former truck driver and school bus driver for Bedford County School System; a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Bobby was an avid gun collector.  He loved cars and car racing and enjoyed his time as a truck driver traveling around the country.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George Lambert King and Mallie Lou Bridges King; his wife, Margaret Faye Jones King and a grandson, Kenny King.

Bobby is survived by his son, Shayne King; a daughter, Kimberly (Phillip) Wenger; step-children, Pam (Seth) McDonald, John Mark Phillips; grandson, Devon King; brother, Steve (Laurie) King; nephew, Mike King and several step grandchildren.



James Travis Cook

James Travis Cook, 84 of Shelbyville died May 8, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Carrol Crosslin officiating.  Burial with Military Rites will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M.

He was born December 13, 1939 in Shelbyville;  former employee of Nissan Smyrna; a member of The Sons of the Confederate for over 30 years; a
Veteran of the U.S. Navy and a Veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Travis and Dorothy Cook; a son, Danny James Cook; two sisters, Sara Katherine Thomas and Janice Louise Barkley.  James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda Louise Reed Cook; a daughter, Debra Cook Reed; granddaughter, Jordan Danielle Reed; a sister, Dorothy Cook Womble and a brother, William Roger Cook.



Patti Lynn Sudberry Moore

Patti Lynn Sudberry Moore, age 60, of Shelbyville, TN passed from this life Monday, May 6th, 2024.

Patti was a native of Shelbyville, TN born August 18, 1963, to the late Rufus and Martha Harris Sudberry. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Ricky Sudberry, and Ronnie Sudberry; and grandsons, Christopher Shane, and Malachi Sparrow.

Patti was born and raised in Bedford County, where she was a graduate of SCHS class of 1982. She mainly worked for local convenient stores; most everyone would remember her working at the Yellow Store. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She always enjoyed cooking for and taking care of her family. Planting flowers, fishing and spending time with family and friends were amongst her favorite leaser activities.

She is survived by children, Tamra (William Curry) Whitley, Amanda Farrar, James Farrar, Jr., Michael Farrar, Christina Tucker, and Sandra Taylor all of Shelbyville; sister, Deanna Sudberry of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Alyvia, Lilie, Alyssa, Aiden, Tatum, Tiffani, Alexis, Blue Jay, Taylor, Brooke Anne, Chloe, Logan, Harley, M.K., great grandchildren, Luna, Stone, Serenity, Joyner, Ky’ron, Briella, and Kingsley; nephews, Anthony, Michael, Ronnie Joe, Brandon, and Tyler; nieces, Crystal, Brandy, and Madison; great nieces and great nephews, Keirra, Douglas “Bubba”, Kingston, and Nolan; along with many other great nephews and great nieces. Also her best friend, her dog Roxy.

Funeral services for will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2024, in the chapel of Doak Howell Funeral Home with Tony Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held 4-7p.m. Friday, May 10, 2024, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bedford Cancer Foundation.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Albert K Leverette


Mr. Albert K Leverette, Jr., age 93, of Chapel Hill, TN, died Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Born in Bedford Co., Mr. Leverette was a son of the late Albert K Leverette, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Carlton Leverette.  He was a life-long farmer whose past-time was gardening and doing all sorts of work. Mr. Leverette was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served during the Korean War where he received the Korean Service Medal with 4 stars.   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his 2nd wife, Margie Lou Dryden; 4 brothers, Paul, Wayne, Virgil and R.C. Leverette; 2 sisters, Alta Leverette and Dolly Leverette Johnson; a granddaughter, Paula Leverette; a grandson, Jeremy Leverette.

Survived by his 1st wife, Mary Anna Haynes Leverette  of Chapel Hill, TN; 2 daughters, Teresa (Mogtaba) Jian-Najar of Sterling, VA and Marilyn Taylor of Chapel Hill, TN; 5 sons, Paul Eugene (Judy) Leverette of Unionville, TN, Steven Leverette of Chapel Hill, TN, Donny Ray (Vicky) Leverette of Christiana, TN, Neal (Elisa) Leverette of Shelbyville, TN and Anthony Albert (Kristianna) Leverette of Shelbyville, TN; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 4pm – 8pm at Lawrence Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be at 1pm, Friday, May 10, 2024 from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cothran Cemetery in Bedford Co.

 

 

Lawrence Funeral Home, 203 S. Horton Pkwy, Chapel Hill, TN in charge of arrangements. www.LawrenceFuneral.net. 



Yvonne Lee Etheridge

Yvonne Lee Etheridge, aged 76, of Shelbyville TN, passed from this life on May 4th, 2024, with family by her side at Kindred Hospital of Chattanooga, TN after an extended illness.

A Tennessee native Yvonne was born on April 20, 1948, to the late Arthur Lafayette Ferguson and Virginia Ruth Brassell Ferguson. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Edward Etheridge; brother, Richard Wayne Seely; sister, Margaret Ruth Ferguson; and step-father, George Robert Seely.

She is survived by her children, Harvey J. (Annita McCaig) Lindsey of Antioch, and Michelle (Jamie) Stewart of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Chris (Rachel) Lindsey, and Blake Stewart; great grandson, James Harvey Lindsey; Also “Miss Jada” Hunter girlfriend of the grandson who became very close to Yvonne “Nana”.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Willow Mt. Cemetery at a later date.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Vicki Cortner Sweeney

Graveside services for Vicki Cortner Sweeney, age 69 of Murfreesboro TN will be held 1 PM Friday May 10, 2024 at Willow Mount Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy West officiating. Vicki passed from this life Monday May 6, 2024 at Community Care of Rutherford County following an extended illness.

Mrs. Sweeney was born on May 4, 1955 in San Diego, California to the late Harold and Inez Cortner. Vickie was a secretary in the auto industry for many years. She was a loving mother and will be deeply missed. Along with her parents Vicki was preceded in death by siblings: Terry Cortner and Julie Sons.

Survivors include her daughter: Tiffany Agent, her fiancée: Bill Zager of Christiana, TN, nieces: Jennifer, Erin, and Valory, cousins: Marlene (Mike) Fuller, and Glen (Vonnie) Prince.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital (501 ST Jude PL Memphis, TN 38105-9959)


Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Mattie Marie Trott Howard

Mrs. Mattie Marie Trott Howard, age 93, of Bell Buckle, passed away May 5, 2024, at her home, under the loving care and comfort of her family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral services will be 4 PM Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Lisa Cook will officiate, with burial to follow in Cothran Cemetery.

The family receive visitors 2-4 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born March 15, 1931, in Bedford County, to the late Teddy and Cassie Jo Douglas Trott. She retired from General Electric as a quality control technician. She loved to travel, traveled to Country Music Festivals around the country, and traveling with her husband. She was a faithful member of Greenhill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Neal Howard, in 2005, and a brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Dorothy Trott.

Survivors include a niece, Linda (Jimmy) Tharp; great nieces, Sheila (Mike) Edmondson, Sherry (Travis) Wilson, Sharon (Steve) Amos, and Shanda Hargrove; great great nieces and nephews, Hunter (Kendall Hensel) Tharp, Colton Hargrove, Alyssa Amos, Paige Amos, Lauren Amos, Christian (Jenny) Edmondson, Haley (JJ) Webster, Sarah Brooke (Hunter Schmiede) Edmondson, Hayden Edmondson; great great great nieces and nephew, Landry Edmondson, McKenna Webster, and Sadie Rose Tharp, with whom she had a special bond.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



David Isaiah Westbrook

Funeral services for David Isaiah Westbrook, age 24, of Wartrace, TN will be held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Legacy Church (2011 S. Cannon Blvd. Shelbyville, TN 37160) with Pastor Caleb McCall officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace, TN. Isaiah passed from this life Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Visitation will be held prior to service time beginning at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

Isaiah is survived by his Dad and Mama, Ricky and Rhonda Westbrook along with his mother, Nikia Shaunte Truss; siblings, Stephanie (Michael) Dennison of AL, Scott Gibson of Wartrace, Courtney (Fred) Morgan of Wartrace, Brittany (Tyler) Posey of AZ, Katherine Westbrook of Wartrace, Gabriel Westbrook of Manchester, JohnMark Westbrook of Wartrace, Matthew and Jeremiah Westbrook of Wartrace, Kerry Bower of AL, and Gary Bower of AL.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Ashley Gibson.

He graduated class of 2017 from Gateway Christian School and worked with EST Tree Service for the past few years.

Isaiah had kind heart with an infectious smile that his family and friends will always remember.

Memorial donations can be made to the Be the Bush Recovery Ministry or Miriam House.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Laura Faye Robinson

Laura Faye Robinson, age 69, of Shelbyville, passed away May 3, 2024.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 PM Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Jack Lambert will officiate.
The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM, Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born February 5, 1955, in Murfreesboro, to the late Acey Quinton Gowings and Mary Katherine Burnett Warrick. She was a fan of Alabama football and enjoyed watching game shows.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Bonnie Gail and Betty Layhew.

Survivors include her children, Juanita Randolph and Katherine “Katie” (Daniel) Lynch; siblings, Judy Maxwell, Sue Warrick, Joyann Kist, and Roger Gowlings; grandchildren, Tyler Cawthron, Haley Lynch, and Noah Lynch.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Marilyn Maxine Baker

Marilyn Maxine Baker, aged 71 years, of Shelbyville TN, passed from this life on April 30, 2024, at Vanderbilt-Bedford Hospital.

A native of Bedford County, Marilyn was born on November 15, 1952 to the late Max and Mary Elizabeth Adcock Cunningham. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary “Lindy” Melinda Farrar; and sister, Linda Huffaker.

She is survived by her son, David Lee Baker, Jr of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Eldie Lee Farrar, Jr., and Jenna Lynn Farrar; 3 great grandchildren; and sisters, Donna Edens, and Shirley Carroll both of FL.

The family chose cremation and no public services will be held.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Briana Shea Paige Robb

A Celebration of Life Service for Briana Shea Paige Robb, age 31, of Bell Buckle, TN will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Rasnick officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to service time beginning at 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Born July 26, 1992, in Bristol, TN, Briana was the daughter of Kevin & Luawana Epperson Robb. She was a graduate of SCHS class of 2010 and worked with her family for 8 years at Southern Glow. She was described by her family as a Free Spirt and a very artistic individual. She loved to express herself through drawing, painting, and crafts. She enjoyed the outdoors and UT Vols. In her younger years she enjoyed playing softball and participating in beauty pageants.

Including her parents Briana is survived by: children, Ayden Robb, Ambrielle Robb and Eli Yates; fiancé, Jonathon Yates of Bell Buckle; sisters, Latasha Robb of Shelbyville, and Erika Robb and fiancé Simon Clarke of Nashville; grandparents, Linda Stroud of Springhill, and Ronald Robb and wife Leigh of SC; step-grandmother, Peggy Epperson of Bristol; nephew, Brock Robb; niece, Alissa Robb; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by: grandparents, Ralph Stoud, Jimmy Epperson, and Marie Hamilton Epperson; and uncles, David Eric Robb and Jimmy Epperson, Jr.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice in Briana’s name.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Monica Lee Harrell

Monica Lee Harrell, age 69, of Winona, died Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Gunderson Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
She was born February 4, 1955, in Shelbyville, TN, to the daughter of June and Eunice (Partee) Harrell. When she was 14 years old, she lost both her parents in a house fire. She moved in with her grandmother, who died a year later. She then went to live with her aunt and uncle Martha and Howard Gartzke in Blue Earth, MN.

She started her career in health care from a young age with a job as a nursing assistant while she was in high school. She graduated from Blue Earth High School. She continued her education at Winona State, where she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work. After college, she settled in Winona, MN. She worked as a social worker at Watkins Home, Winona Health, Lewiston Villa, St. Anne’s, and St. Croix Hospice. She was a member of AAUW, where she served as the secretary.

Monica loved music, and singing in Sweet Adeline, Winona Community Choir, and the Wesley United Methodist Church Choir, until the very end of her life. She loved the music of John Phillips, claiming the title of Number One Fan. She also attended many concerts, including Andrea Bocelli, Yanni, Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys, Journey, Foreigner, and Jefferson Starship, to name a few.

She traveled extensively throughout Europe with her aunt Martha. She loved going to car shows in Minnesota and Wisconsin with her partner, David. She was an avid reader, and loved cats. She was an excellent cook, and took part in the gourmet cooking club. She was an outgoing woman, and enjoyed the company of others. She will be missed dearly by all of her good friends.

She is survived by her partner, David Endres, of Fountain City, WI; cousins: Carlos Gartzke, of Germany, Brad Gartzke, of Blue Eart, MN, Bill Bowen, of Hanover, PA, Walter Bowen, of La Vergne, TN, Dixee Partee and Polly Holbrook, of Portland, OR; and numerous other cousins and relatives.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 1 PM in Bell Buckle, TN, where Monica will be buried with her parents in Hazel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Wesley United Methodist Church at 114 W. Broadway St., Winona, MN 55987, Ofc. 507-452-6783 or email: office@winonawesley.ofg



James William Marr

James William Marr,  82 of Shelbyville died April 30, 2024.  Graveside Services will be held 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 3rd, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mark Pierce officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home prior to service.

He was born September 15, 1941 in Moore County, TN.; a Graduate of Moore County High School - Class of '59; a retired employee of Jostens where he worked  for 46+ years; and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Fred Marr and Gerta Wiser Marr; a brother, Herman Lee Marr and a sister, Carolyn Jane Delffs.  James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Scott Faulkner Marr; his daughter, Tammy Leigh Marr Tucker (Christopher Norman); sisters, Brenda Warren (Charles), Judy Sanders (Charles), Sherry Nowlin and Cathy Prater; three grandchildren, Christopher James Tucker (Ashlee), Jeremy Charles Tucker, Elizabeth Carol Tucker and four great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Bedford Cancer Foundation,  P.O. Box 1523, Shelbyville, TN. 37162.


Woody Dean Powell

Woody Dean Powell of Jackson, Tennessee died April 28, 2024.  Graveside Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 3rd, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Shawn Bain officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home prior to service.

She was born September 20, 1944 in Shelbyville, TN. She was raised in the Wheel Community and started her life in Christ at Bedford County Church of Christ.  She later married the love of her life, Wendell "Rabbit" M. Powell and was a minister's wife for 48 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell M. Powell; her parents, Arthur M. and Bertha M. Atnip Adcock; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Christopher M. (Andrea D.) Powell, Timothy S. (Shanah K.) Powell and  Beverly D. (R.Dale) Evans.


Felipe Iracheta

Mr. Felipe Iracheta, age 57, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lewisburg, with burial to follow in Sunset Park in Lewisburg.
The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Friday, May 3, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming).

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Judy C. Smith

Judy C. Smith, 78 of Shelbyville died April 27, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2nd, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating.  Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m.

She was born February 1, 1946 in Wartrace; a retired Pharmacist Tech for Renegar's Drugs and Walgreens Pharmacy and a member of Wartrace Baptist Church.  Judy was the daughter of the late James R. "Buck" Cunningham and Ailene Driver Bush.   

She is survived by her children, Tony Ray Smith Jr. (Kendra), Angela Conner of Shelbyville, Annette Carroll of Chapel Hill; a brother, Lee Roy Cunningham (Elizabeth) of Shelbyville; five grandchildren, Dustin Carroll, Daniel Conner, Dillon Conner, Shae Lowe, Carson Smith and five great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of NHC Oakwood-Lewisburg and Aveanna Hospice for the care they gave Judy.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's.



David Eric Thomas

David Eric Thomas aged 50 years, of Shelbyville Tennessee, passed from this life on April 11, 2024.

A native of Cooperstown, New York, David was born on March 25, 1974, to the late Harold Gill and Ruth Gage Thomas.

David graduated from Nantucket high school, Nantucket, Massachusetts with the class of 1993.

He is survived by his children, Kaiya Gabrielle Thomas, and Garion Elijah Thomas, both of Shelbyville, Tennessee; step-son, Salem Dakota Haynes of North Carolina; and the mother of his children, Michelle Courtney Thomas. Also by his sister, Suzanne Wheeler of Massachusetts; and brothers, Michael Thomas of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Bradley Thomas Munich, Germany.

David was a beautiful sensitive soul, generous and loyal to his friends and family. A lover of nature, photography, and writing poetry as well as many other interests. His two favorite things were his children, Kaiya and Garion.

Please join us for celebrating his life on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, at Doak-Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Tennessee from 1p.m. to 3p.m.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Martha Elizabeth Parker

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Parker, age 81, of Shelbyville, passed away April 25, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Hospice Compassus, and the dedicated and caring staff of The waters of Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. William Lynch will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born September 20, 1942, in Bedford County, to the late Charlie Glenn and Irene Sutton Smotherman. She had perfect attendance from the first grade through high school, graduating from Shelbyville Central High School in 1960. She was a member of the Red Hats Society, and the Hudson Car Club. She retired from Calsonic of North America. A faithful member of El Bethel Baptist Church, she “always kept her faith in Jesus”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Blanton, and a great grandchild, Aidan Haynes.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Donald Eugene Parker; daughters, Joyce (Eddie) Sanders, of Bell Buckle, and Vicki (Ricky) Blanton, of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Lorie Gilliam, Tiffany Owens, William Lynch, Brooke Smith, and Patrick Blanton; great grandchildren, Hannah Gilliam, Mallory Gilliam, Valerie Rutledge, Richard Owens, Rocky Lynch, Alice Lynch, William Lynch, Jr, Faith Lynch, Dylan Hendon, Blake Haynes, and Aubriella Smith, great great grandchildren, Macie Henderson and Bryson Henderson.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Patsy Ann Floyd Franklin

Mrs. Patsy Ann Floyd Franklin, age 70, of Shelbyville, passed away April 25, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Hospice Compassus, and the dedicated and professional staff at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, April 29, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Jeff Rasnick will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 11AM until service time Monday at the funeral home.

She was born May 15, 1953, in Manchester, to the late Wiley Marion Floyd and Eula Mae Anderson Floyd. She was retired from National Pen and enjoyed going to Goodwill to shop. She loved summertime and being outdoors. One of her favorite pastimes was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Kenneth Floyd, Jane Lamb, Vera Hoover, Wiley Owen Floyd, McKinley Floyd, Etta Mae Cook, and Martha Floyd.

Survivors include a daughter, Wendy Parker and a son, Robby Cook; grandchildren, Lindsey Parker, Matthew Cook, and Cassie Jo Cook; great grandchildren, Braylon Cook, Eadric Patton, Mason Cook, Bentley Cook, Weston Cook, Pate Cook, Mercy Cook, Stormi Cook, and Harper Swae; brothers and sisters, Danny (Rhonda) Floyd, Ricky (Charlotte) Floyd, and Annette Warren.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Ernest Lanier Campbell

Ernest Lanier Campbell, age 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

A Celebration of Life service will be 5 PM Friday, April 26, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive visitors 4 PM until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Ernest Lanier Campbell was born in Bedford County on June 11, 1949, to Joe and Ida Campbell.
He graduated from Central High School in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in 1970. He went to work at American Can Company and retired from Stanley Tool.

He worked with horses for a while, and last worked with his brothers, Paul and Ronnie Campbell.
Ernest loved fast cars, horses, Kung-fu movies, and most of all western movies.

Above all else, he loved his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joe and Ida Campbell; brothers, Joe Marshall Campbell, Ray Charles Campbell, and Tony Campbell; a nephew, Derrick Rankins.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Campbell; daughter, Nancy (Charles) Anderson; a son, Tory (Jeannie) Campbell; grandchildren, Kanesha, Jailain, Jamya, and Kayla Anderson; sister-in-law, Betty Sue Campbell; brothers, Lafayette (Diana) Campbell, Ronnie Campbell, and Paul Campbell; sisters, Carolyn Snelling and Beverly Campbell; an aunt, Earlene Sutton; a host of nieces and nephews.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Richard Paul Henderson

Funeral services for Richard Paul Henderson, age 69 of Unionville, will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Susan Springer officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Henderson passed from this life Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the funeral home.

Richard Paul Henderson was born April 26, 1954, in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone to the late Richard and Carol Henderson.

Mr. Henderson was a member of the Crowell’s Chapel Lutheran Church. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 11 years at the rank of Captain. He worked at ITT Industries for 20 years in research and development building missiles.. Richard liked to read, enjoyed learning new things, building projects, and working with his hands. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife.

Survivors include his loving wife Jennifer Crowell Henderson of 35 years; brother, John Henderson; brother-in-law, David Crowell; nieces, Rachel Crowell, Pamela Donalson and Sheila Henderson.

Doak Howell Funeral Home will be serving the family.

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Lillard Thompson "Junior" Driver

Lillard Thompson "Junior" Driver 93 of Wartrace died April 23, 2024.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating.  Burial will follow at Hurricane Cemetery in Coffee County.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lillard Thompson Driver Sr. and Ada Mae Teal Driver; wife, Harriet Helen Driver; daughters, Linda Kay Driver, Melva Gail Driver, Bobbie McGee and grandson, Bryan Adams.

He is survived by daughters, Marilyn F. Moss, Sharon Ann (Taylor) Hastings; sons, Barry Lee (Freida) Driver and Greg Driver; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.



Veronica Lynn McAnally

Veronica Lynn McAnally- "Tootie" was born November 11, 1959 in Texas. She passed from this world to the next on April 22, 2024 in Manchester, TN.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Mac and Francis McAnally, her brother Mikey McAnally and her precious son Richard Dale Alford.

Left to carry on her memory are her siblings- Teresa Bowman, Christy McAnally, Tammy McAnally and Winford "Winky" McAnally. Her Children- April Joy Alford and Winford Evans Alford. Her beloved Grandchildren- Brent Wix (Andrea), Victoria Anderson (Caleb), and Kendra Wix (James). Her great Grandchildren- Laythan, Mia, Adriana, Brodie, Bentleigh and Wesson Dale. As well as a host of other loved nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Veronica better known as Tootie lit up every room she entered and had a laugh that was recognizable to anyone. She was kind, caring and giving but also a woman who would stand her ground. She was the true definition of though she be little, she be fierce. Small in statue but big in everything else. She was a wild spirit with a soft heart and the sweetest soul. She loved playing cards, listening to music and being around the people she loved. Her smile, her laughter, her craziness and her cooking will all be deeply missed.

As a family we would like to ask for you to help us keep the memory of Tootie alive. Please don't stop telling her stories- Both wild and loving. Let her live on through you. Thank you.



Jonathan Wayne Utz

Jonathan Wayne Utz, age 34, passed away Monday, April 22, 2024 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Visitation will begin at 11 AM Saturday till service time.
He was born March 5, 1990, in Champagne, Illinois.
Jonathan is survived by his mother, Tracy Freeman Utz of Shelbyville; grandparents, Pete and Judy Arnold and Jack and Theresa Utz, all of Shelbyville. A son, Lucas Gabriel Utz, of Lynchburg, a daughter, Linda Marie Utz, of Lynchburg; a sister, Racheal LeeAnn Utz and a brother, Matthew Tyler Freeman, both of Shelbyville. Also, numerous loving aunts, uncles and nieces and nephews.

Elia Maria Navarrette

Elia Maria Navarrette, age 61, of Shelbyville, passed away April 19, 2024.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, April 26, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Lloyd Warren will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service time Friday at the funeral home.

She was born November 4, 1962, in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, to the late Efrain and Cecilia Guzman Navarrette. She was a homemaker and faithful member of Victory Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Navarrete, and a sister, Ariam Navarrette.

Survivors include her children, Sheila Marie Navarrette, Talia Navarrete, and Joshua Michael(Alyssa) Navarrette; grandchildren, Jordan Navarrette, Tristan Navarrette, Xavian Navarrette, Alisha Navarrette, Elise Navarrette, Michael Navarrette, Ariel Navarrete, and Madison Navarrette; brothers and sisters, Frank Navarrette, John Guzman, and Helen Mendoza.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Doyle Medford Caffey


After a two-year absence from his beloved wife, Peggy, Doyle Medford Caffey went to join her in Heaven on April 22, 2024.

He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Jeff Rasnick officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Stephen Caffey and Mary Lou Wheeler Caffey; his son-in-law, James Price and his wife of 64 years, Peggy Joyce Sanders Caffey.  He is survived by his son, Steven J. (Nancy) Caffey. his daughter, Cindy K. Caffey, two grandsons, David Benjamin Caffey and Aaron Tyler (Ashleigh) Caffey.

He was often described as a "Gentleman Farmer".  He was born and raised on the family farm here in Bedford County until it was foreclosed upon during the Great Depression.  He bought back the family farm in the early 60's and after restoring the house in which he was born, moved his family back to the farm in 1975.

His was a life of service.  Doyle was one of five young men from Bedford County who left on the same day to serve their country in Korea and returned safely.  He was a Master Sargent/machine gunner.  Upon returning he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts from MTSU.  He was a designer for Arvin/Calspan at Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC) until his retirement in 1986.  He was instrumental in bringing Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to the base.  He became a professional land surveyor in the late 50's working on the weekends and at night until beginning his own company, Caffey Surveying,  Incorporated in 1986.  He was also a charter member of the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors

Just as he served his country, he firmly believed in serving his community.  He was a member of the Jaycees and the Lions Club.  He served on the power board for Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewer as well as the Shelbyville Planning Commission.

Finally, just as he served his country and while serving his community, he also served the Lord.  He faithfully served First Baptist Church as an usher and later was ordained as a deacon. After joining Blankenship Methodist Church, he could be seen every month serving in the fellowship breakfast until he became too infirm to continue.



Jimmy Dewayne Flippo

Jimmy Dewayne Flippo, age 68, of Bell Buckle, passed away April 22, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Pressgrove Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 5-8 PM Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

He was born November 4, 1955, in Bell Buckle, to the late Jim Charles “Bud” Flippo, and Mary Westbrooks Flippo. He was a retired truck driver, enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Flippo.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Dillon Flippo; a daughter, Nicki Orr; adopted children, David (Amber) White; grandchildren Betty White, Leigh (AJ) White, Nicole White, Hunter White, Ava White, Ariel White, Bri White, Trey White, Rene White, Leland White, Karsyn White, and Gracelynn White.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Henry Carroll Adams

Henry Carroll Adams, 77, of Ocoee, Florida transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on April 13th, 2024.

Henry was born on October 8th, 1946, to O.C. and Maxie Adams in Andalusia, Alabama. Henry and his family moved to Ocoee, Florida in August of 1959. After graduating from Ocoee High School in 1965, Henry went on to attend a local community college, eventually landing in the field of industrial machinery and fabrication. Henry had the ability to fix all things broken, often being referred to as “MacGyver” because he could always make something out of nothing.

Henry had a love for all things outdoors. Earlier in life he enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. Henry also appreciated nature and all the wonderful things it had to offer. He spent time bird watching and exploring their natural habitats. He also had a love of plants and flowers. Later in life, Henry planted a bamboo garden which ended up being a bird sanctuary. He loved to sit outside watching and listening to all the birds that lived there.

Henry had a passion for old muscle cars, collecting guns, and dogs. Over the years he owned several different muscle cars including a 1966 Chevy Camaro and his prized possession, a 1970 Chevy Chevelle. Henry also had a love for his gun collection. He had rifles, handguns, and shotguns the favorite being a 44 magnum that was never too far from him. Henry was an avid dog lover. He spent many years of his life starting at an early age raising and training dogs. He was particularly drawn to obedience training in which he taught during his prime.

One area of Henry’s life that was particularly important to him was his military service. Henry was a Vietnam Veteran and was very proud of the opportunity he had to serve his country. Henry served in the US Army as MP and Dog Handler in Okinawa from 1966-1968. Throughout his entire life, Henry had reverence for the military and those who served. He enjoyed spending time with others who shared that common bond.

Henry had one daughter, Daffney, and a grandson, Hank. He loved both unconditionally. The apple of Henry’s eye though was his grandson, Hank. From the day Hank was born, Henry was there to love, support, and guide him through life. Henry was extremely proud of Hank and was always eager to share his wisdom and knowledge with him when they spent time together.

Henry also has 3 siblings. Two sisters, Gail, and Cathy, along with a brother, Mike. Over the years, Henry developed a special bond with his sister Gail. They spent many days talking about life and the things they experienced. Their relationship was invaluable to Henry, particularly in his later years.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents Oliver Carroll and Maxie Chancellor Adams. Henry is survived by his daughter Daffney Eddins (Bill); grandson William Henry Eddins (Hannah); sisters Gail Adams, Cathy Baker (Henry), and brother Mike Adams (Tammy); one niece Cory Baker; one nephew Logan Adams; and two great nieces Adrie Ross and Vanessa Kiehm.

A memorial service with military honors will be held in Shelbyville, TN at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel, 2022 North Main St., on May 11th,2024 at 11:00 am. Henry will reach his final resting place at the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, Monday, 1;00 PM, May 13th, 2024.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, www.vvmf.org

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Connie Sue Price

Connie Sue Price, age 69, of Shelbyville, passed away April 12, 2024.

Memorial services will be 11 AM Friday, April 19, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive visitors 10 AM until service time Friday at the funeral home.

She was born November 23, 1954, in Bedford County, to the late Cecil and Elvis Irene Smith Mullins. She was homemaker, enjoyed fishing, and watching old western movies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Randy Price, and a daughter, Charity Price.
Survivors include a son, Billy Pittman, of Murfreesboro; grandson, Brandon Pittman; a brother, David Mullins; brothers in law, Larry Price, Don Price, and Phillip Price.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Phillip Eugene McClanahan

Phillip Eugene McClanahan, age 61, of Christiana, passed away April 14, 2024.

Per his request, he will be cremated. There will be a private service held at a later date.

He was born December 12, 1962, in Murfreesboro, to Shirley Inez Dalton Kirby, and the late James Bradley McClanahan. He was a commercial electrician, working with Vari Electric in Murfreesboro. He was an enthusiastic Tennessee Titans fan, and loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lori Qualls McClanahan, and a brother, Steven McClanahan.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his sons, Camron Dane (Kyrstal) McClanahan, Joshua Shane McClanahan, and Samuel Adam McClanahan; a sister, Theresa (Jimmy) Hillis; a brother, James (Kathy) McClanahan, Jr.; grandchildren, Trenton Dane McClanahan, Cheyenne Alexis McClanahan, and Molly Ann Marie McClanahan.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Bedford Louis Walls

Bedford Louis Walls, 82 of Shelbyville died April 14, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Swanson Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

He was a native of Bedford County; owner/operator of Walls Stump Grinding Service and a member of the Baptist Church.  His famous words were "It'll Take Just A Minute."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Walls and Mattie Ellen Sanders Walls Thornberry; his first wife, Martha Gayle Walls; his second wife, Barbara Gayle Walls; a son, Toby Louis Walls and a daughter, Tina Gayle Walls.

He is survived by a son, Tracy Hugh Walls (Vickie); two grandchildren, Jennifer Warren (T.J.), Miranda Barnes (Calvin); three great grandchildren, Hailee Warren, Alyssa Walls and Weston Barnes.



Jason Gentry Atkins

Jason Gentry Atkins, age 52 of Shelbyville, TN, passed from this life suddenly Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

A Gathering of Family & Friends will be held 1-4p.m. Sunday, April 14,2024, at H.V. Griffin Park under the Lewis pavilion.

Jason was born on May 31, 1971, in Columbus, Mississippi to the late Carl B. Atkins and Patricia Bennett Atkins. He was an avid outdoorsman especially if it involved water, he enjoyed anything from fishing to arrowhead hunting, TikTok, and Nascar. Jason worked in construction for most of his adult life most recently with Black Diamond Construction as a superintendent. He attended Gateway Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Kellye Atkins; children, Jennah Atkins, Tate (Kelsey) Atkins both of Shelbyville, TN, Aaron (Sarah) Atkins of Arlington, IN; grandchildren, Shay, Hadlee, Clark, and Ace; sisters, Coby (Chris) Carson of Shelbyville, TN, and Patti (Danny) Holt of Fayetteville, TN; mother in-law, Ruth “Memaw” Clark of Shelbyville, TN. Jason is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother; Chris Atkins and father in-law; Olan Clark. He was a big teddy bear that loved his family, he will be greatly missed.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Hubert Eugene Groce


Hubert Eugene Groce,  62 of Fayetteville died April 11, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Donnie Rader officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

He was born May 16, 1961 in Fayetteville; employee of Jack Daniel's Distillery and a member of El Bethel Church Of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie O. Groce and Susie Obelene Wagster Groce.  Eugene is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rhonda Ann

Leverette Groce; his daughter, Tonya (Daniel) Miller of Lynchburg; his son, Lee (Tara) Groce of Fayetteville; brothers, Randy (Dianne) Groce of Murfreesboro,  J.L. (Teresa) Groce of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, Kallie (Jacob) Baker, Rylee Groce, Kinsley Miller and Landon Miller.



Richard Raymond “Rick” Deussen

Richard Raymond “Rick” Deussen, Jr. age 67, of Shelbyville, passed from this life early Saturday morning, April 6, 2024, at home surrounded by his loved ones and under the care of Alive Hospice.

A California native Rick was born December 10, 1956, in San Diago; he was the son of Dick Deussen and Shirley Ramey Deussen. He was a graduate of Taipei American High School class of 1974 and would earn a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from University of Redlands.

He is survived by loving wife of 37 years, Joy Livingston Deussen of Shelbyville; children, Richard Deussen and wife Andrea of CA, Dan Deussen of Nashville, Henry Deussen of Nashville and Isabelle Deussen of Shelbyville; brothers, Mike Deussen and wife Kathy of CA, Phil Deussen and wife Melissa of CO, and Ed Deussen and wife Joan of AZ; along with several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2024, First Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Rasnick officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held prior to services beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Joel Dwight Clanton

Joel Dwight Clanton, age 71, of Shelbyville, passed away April 8, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Gentiva Hospice.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 3 PM Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Pastor Jay Pope will officiate.

The family will receive visitors 1 PM until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born, November 25, 1952, in Bedford Couty, to the late William Vernie Clanton and Mary Bell Harrison Clanton. A lifelong resident of Shelbyville, he was the owner of Clanton Custom Machines. A very talented machinist, he designed and built custom equipment for many well-known industries. He also enjoyed helping out his friends and neighbors repair and make parts for their needs. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed fishing with his son and grandchildren, a Clanton family tradition passed down through many generations. He enjoyed NASCAR, dirt track racing, and football. He was an active member of Kingdom Cultivation Ministries.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Clanton.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jeffress Clanton; children, Mary Beth Clanton and James Bradley Clanton; grandchildren, Shelby Harmon, Emalye Beasley, Katey (Lane) Allen, and Joel Burton; great grandchildren, Gunner Harmon and Garrad Beasley; sister, Dorothy (Ezralee) Swing; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kingdom Cultivation Ministries, 701 Kingree Road,
Shelbyville, or the Bedford County Cancer Society.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mr. Tommie “Tom” Franklin Campbell

Mr. Tommie “Tom” Franklin Campbell, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

He was the plant manager at George Dickel, also managing the George Dickel plant in Florida. He was also a social worker in New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Rachel Fisher Campbell; a sister, Mary Ester Campbell, and a brother, James Edward Campbell.

He is survived by his daughters, Diane Hastings of Shelbyville, Sheryl Goddwin, of Louistown, Montana; and Donna Beene of Manchester; Grandchildren, Marlin Edward Fletcher, Angie Fletcher, Jeromy Daniel Aims, and Starr Elliott; twelve great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Donnie Ray Moore

Funeral services for Donnie Ray Moore age 59 of Tullahoma, TN will be held 1 PM Saturday April 13, 2024 at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bro. Loyd Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Hopper Cemetery in the Laws Hill Community of Marshall County, Mr. Moore passed from this life suddenly at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Saturday April 6, 2024.

Visitation with the family will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 AM at the funeral home.

Mr. Moore was born on July 27, 1964 in Watervliet, Michigan to the late Don Kenneth Moore and Louise Bolin Moore. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a proud Veteran of the United States Army. Before becoming unable to work due to health reasons Mr. Moore worked 15 years at Jostens in Shelbyville, TN.

Survivors include his son; Maverick Moore of Shelbyville, TN, stepchildren; AJ Trott of Bell Buckle, TN, and Lauren-Jo Trott of Shelbyville, TN, siblings; Donna Darby of Tullahoma, TN, Charles Kenneth Moore of Shelbyville, TN, Terry James Moore of Hartsville, TN, sister in-law Rhonda Moore of Culleoka, TN, 1 niece, 5 nephews, 3 great nieces, 1 great nephew, and a host of extended family. Mr. Moore loved his family and will be greatly missed.

Along with his parents Mr. Moore was predeceased by his brother; Jerry “Slim” Moore.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

 

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Ella Mae Floyd

Ella Mae Floyd,  90 of Tullahoma died April 5, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 8th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Jeff Collet officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Andrew and Nannie Elizabeth Fletcher Brown and her husband, Billy L.D. Floyd.  She is survived by her daughter, Clara May Elliott of Hillsboro; grandsons, Billy Burgess of Manchester, Jeff (Rita) Burgess of Shelbyville; great grandchildren, Daniel Burgess,
Joseph Burgess, Sierra Burgess, Jeffrey Burgess, Dustin Burgess and nine great great grandchildren.

Mr. Michael John McInerney

Mr. Michael John McInerney, age 85, of Shelbyville, passed away March 12, 2024.

Funeral Mass will be 4:30 Saturday, April 27, 2024, at St. William Catholic Church. Father Edwuin Cardona will officiate.

Burial has already occurred in Willow Mount Cemetery.

He was born October 9, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Frank and Mary Trinkwalder McInerney. He was veteran of the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Aude McInerney, of Shelbyville.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Harold McGee


Funeral services for Harold McGee, age 82 of the Flat Creek Community, will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with John Houston and Mark Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Mr. McGee passed from this life Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Ascension St. Thomas Hospital.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 5th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Moore County, TN, Harold was born on June 8, 1941, to the late Laddie Ross McGee and Jessie Viola Brown McGee. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Luke.

Harold attended Moore County High School. He grew up farming; having raised tobacco, beef cattle and cut hay. He operated several service stations in Bedford County for many years; they included, Gulf, Chevron, and Phillips 66. He continued farming throughout his life, even until his final days he was always asking if his cows were okay. He was a member of New Herman Church of Christ and loved watching basketball, especially the Shelbyville Golden Eaglettes, he and his wife attended games for over 30 years.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Frances Mullins McGee, children: Ricky H. McGee of Mt. Juliet, and Janet L. Morelock and husband Terry, grandchildren: Sarah Presley and husband Travis, Austin R. Morelock and wife Erica, Audrey L Morelock, and Alaina M. Morelock; great grandchildren, Lincoln Morelock and Laila Morelock, and sister: Frances Marie Frizzell of Shelbyville; and loving dog, Susie.

Memorial donations may be made to New Herman Church of Christ by mail: C/o 745 Opossum Trott Rd. Shelbyville, TN 37160.


Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 



Laverne Love Hittson

Laverne Love Hittson,  73 of Wartrace died April 2, 2024.

She was born December 18, 1950 in Marshall County, TN. the daughter of the late Robert F. Love and Alma Newcomb Love.
She was former employee of the Rutherford County Codes Department and a member of Fair Haven Baptist Church.

Laverne is survived by her husband of 45 years, Avery Hittson; son, Ricky Carl Stinnett (Brenda) of Chapel Hill; daughter, Alma Cathy Shelley of Wartrace; brother, Clifford Love (Rosa); sisters, Valerie Stacey (William), Audrey Love; two grandchildren, Shelby Lightfoot (Hayden), Aaron Shelley; one great grandchild, Elsie Lightfoot.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Willy Love.

Per her request she will be cremated.  No services will be scheduled.



Jordan Chase Crawford

Jordan Chase Crawford,  26 of Shelbyville died April 1, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 6th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M.

He is survived by his mother, Mandy Walchshauser (Steven) Doud of Morrison, TN. his father, Jason David Crawford (Emily Greer) of Chapel Hill, TN.; daughter, Allison Crawford of Shelbyville, son, Dallas Bowler-Crawford of Manchester,; siblings, Haleigh (Kade) Simpson, Nathan Corley, Kaleb Crawford; grandparents, Bill Crawford, Diane Walchshauser, Perry Walchshauser, Teresa Walchshauser and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


David Leon Smotherman

David Leon Smotherman of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on March 31, 2024.

He was born and raised in Shelbyville, TN where he met his beloved wife, Shirley. They were married on August 11,1963 and moved to Atlanta shortly thereafter. He worked as Executive Director for the Decatur/Dekalb Housing Authority the majority of his career. He later went on to work as Executive Director for the Housing Agency Retirement Trust (HART) and Georgia Housing Authority Risk Retention Pool (GHARRP). David enjoyed spending time with his family and was looking forward to the arrival of his first great grandchild, Palmer James.

He was famous for his “one-liner” jokes and comments which were delivered with impeccable timing. He loved sports and was an avid supporter of the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Grady T. and Louise W. Smotherman. He Is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Ervin Smotherman; his children Charles Smotherman, wife Sharon, and Tim Smotherman, wife Gena; grandchildren, Eric Smotherman, wife Paige, Katie Smotherman, Holden
Smotherman, and Madeleine Smotherman.

Visitation Friday, April 5, from 5:00-7:00pm at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in Shelbyville TN. Funeral service Saturday, April 6, 11:00am at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with graveside service following at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville TN.

Memorial service Saturday, April 20, 2:00pm at A. S. Turner and Sons funeral home in Decatur GA, with guests being received by the family beginning at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of David.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mr. James “Jamie” Scott Childers

Mr. James “Jamie” Scott Childers, age 50, of Shelbyville, passed away April 1, 2024.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 12 noon Friday, April 5, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service time Friday at the funeral home.

(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming)

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Ina Elizabeth Lane Molder

Ina Elizabeth Lane Molder, 89 of Bell Buckle died April 2, 2024.  Graveside Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4th, at Pressgrove Cemetery
Mark Pierce officiating.  Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Allen Lane Sr. and Mamie Louise Pruitt Lane; her husband of 65 years, Glen Wheeler Molder; brothers, Charles D. Lane, Robert Allen Lane Jr., Omar Lane, Jakie Cartwright Lane, Phillip Fisher Lane; sisters, Mary Ralston, Dorothy Parker, Viola Moore and Nancy Louise Thomas.

Ina is survived by son, David Lane (Teresa) Molder; daughter, Melinda Lynn Dyer of Bell Buckle; three grandchildren, Christopher Lane (Aubrey) Molder, Kayla Elizabeth Molder, Kimberly Dawn Molder; three great grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth Lynch, Graceyn Jade Molder, Callen James Molder; sister, Jane Crowell
and brother, Andrew Lane of Shelbyville.


Mr. William Lee “Billy” Dillon, Sr.

Mr. William Lee “Billy” Dillon, Sr., age 80, of Bell Buckle, passed away March 31, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Alive Hospice.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Pressgrove Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was born April 21, 1943, in Shelbyville, to the late William Fountain and Ida Myrtle Rowe Dillon. He worked at the camper manufacturing plant, loved to dance, and considered himself to be Christian artist. He loved his four-legged companion “Precious”, and held membership at Victory Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Darlene Frances Helton Dillon, in 1998, and his second wife, Barbara Dyer Ferrell Dillon, in 2015.

Survivors include his children, Regina (Raymond) Sender and Jeffrey Scott Dillon, both of Murfreesboro, and William Lee (Alice) Dillon, Jr., of Winterville, Georgia; sisters, Janice Marie Carpenter, of Flat Creek and Mary Ann “Peanut” Dillon, of Bell Buckle; step children, Dewayne Ferrell, Danny Ferrell, Jonathan Ferrell, and Lisa Ferrell; grandchildren, Jessica Scicolone, Johnathan Sender, Destiny Leann Hernandez, and Dustin Scott Dillon; great grandchildren, Brayden Maxwell, Aubrey Sender, Marcos Hernandez, Zhayne Hernandez, Scarlett Hernandez, Skyler Dillon, Cooper Dillon, Jesse Dillon, and Joseph Dillon; step grandchildren, Joey(Amy) Ferrell, Mandy (Chase) Walker, Nicholas Ferrell, Eddie Ferrell, Jon Ferrell, Julia Ferrell, Christian Cox, Trey Musgrove, Joshua Marise, and Kristen Price; one step great grandchild, Hope.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Marion Feldhaus

Marion Feldhaus of Shelbyville, TN passed away with great peace and surrounded by love on March 26, 2024. Marion was born on November 16, 1930, in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.

She was first and foremost a daughter and the sister of five siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Henry Feldhaus Sr. and Mary Boulie Feldhaus, and by her siblings, Dr. Henry Feldhaus Jr., Bill Feldhaus Sr., and Joan Feldhaus DeNeille.

She is survived by two sisters, Catherine Feldhaus Hammond of Shelbyville, TN, Pat Feldhaus Horne of Nashville, TN, and a sister-in-law, Marie Neidert Feldhaus, as well as 17 nieces and nephews, 39 great nieces and nephews, and 26 great-great nieces and nephews.

Marion graduated from St. Thomas School of Nursing in Nashville in 1952. She was a surgical nurse in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Lawrenceburg, TN; and Shelbyville, TN.

Marion was a devout Catholic and enjoyed caring for and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She loved traveling and had a variety of crafting hobbies, including making dolls and smocking dresses. She also enjoyed serving as a Girl Scout leader. She loved babies and children and was a five-star babysitter for many generations of nieces and nephews, teaching them kindness and patience.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Williamson Medical Center, Somerfield, Accent Care, and especially The Lantern at Morning Pointe in Franklin, TN. Marion lived there for over three years and loved the staff as much as they loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Graceworks Ministries of Franklin, Tn. Graceworkstn.org

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dora Lee Powell McKoon Floyd

Mrs. Dora Lee Powell McKoon Floyd, age 88, of Shelbyville, passed away March 28, 2024, at her home, under the loving care and comfort of her family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday April 1, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Ronnie Joe Hudson will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 10 AM until service time Monday at the funeral home.

She was born October 31, 1935, in Charleston, South Carolina. She was one of eleven children born to the late David Means Powell and Lola Leona Blackwell Powell. She was in the laundromat business for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, C.W. McKoon; brothers and sisters, David Powell, Marie Renner, Jeanette Mizzell, Robert Powell, Norman Powell, and Diane Foley.

Survivors include her husband, William David Floyd, of Shelbyville; children, Mike (Donna) McKoon, of Bell Buckle, Archie (Debbie) McKoon and Rodney (Patricia) McKoon, both of Shelbyville; step daughter, Angie Butler; sisters, Bonnie Conley, of Ohio, Evelyne Garrett, of North Carolina, and Linda Burrelli, of Ohio; grandchildren, April Lemmons, David McKoon, Matt Burks, Scott McKoon, Sammie McKoon, Phillip McKoon, Christopher Short, and Tabitha Freeman; seventeen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Bonnie Belle (Harrison) Brown

Bonnie Belle (Harrison) Brown, of Norman, Oklahoma age 81, beloved wife and mother, passed away in care at Integris Hospital (ICU), in Yukon, OK on March 22, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born on April 4, 1942 in Manchester, TN to Marvin Joshua Harrison and Lillian Lovena (Bell) Harrison, Bonnie was loved deeply by her parents. Bonnie lived in the historic town of Old Hickory, near the DuPont Company, Nashville, Tennessee during the first few years of her life until her mother passed away when she was age 4. Thereafter, she grew up in the “holler” as a fearless and adventurous young girl who joyfully discovered the wonder, safety and freedom of nature and the outdoors. 

Tragically, she was orphaned at age 14, when her father died, but was incredibly resilient due to her unwavering faith. One of her favorite memories was going to the Grand Ole Opry with her father, mother and siblings to see Little Jimmy Dickens and Roy Acuff play country music.  She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1962 where she enjoyed playing basketball, the saxophone and discovered her love of art.  

On December 21, 1962, she married Donald Max Brown who was serving in the US Air Force which brought them west of the Mississippi River to Abilene, Texas.  Bonnie joyfully embraced motherhood with gentleness, gratitude and contentment. Bonnie and her husband raised their three daughters Mary, Melissa, and Amanda, while living in Texas and Oklahoma. Bonnie and Don cared for Bonnie’s young nieces and nephews for several years in El Paso, TX, until their parents, Barbara and Alex Garza, established a loving home and family for them in Ione, Washington.

Bonnie shared her gifts of compassion and empathy while serving vulnerable children, as a house parent with her husband, at the Tipton Children’s Home in Tipton, OK from 1975-1979.  She served as a member of the Church of Christ, in Mangum, OK and an Elder’s wife, at the Church of Christ in Perry, OK until 2020, and remained active in the First Christian Church of Norman, OK. 

Bonnie enjoyed traveling annually throughout the great northwest to Washington, with Don and her three beloved dogs, Sam, Foster and Teddy Max, visiting her older sister, Barbara and her husband Alex Garza.  She took pride in her gardening skills and loved planting and watching her trees and flowers grow.  

Bonnie was an artistic prodigy, a naturally gifted artist, who received various art show awards, and earned community merit and special recognition throughout her career.  She taught private art lessons in her home and was invited to be an art instructor on the Altus Air Force Base, Altus, OK.  Her formal art education began in her 50s while attending Northern Oklahoma College, in Tonkawa, OK, where her paintings were permanently displayed. While living in Perry, OK she created an art studio on Main Street, where she displayed and sold many of her original paintings and prints.  As a local artist, she was commissioned to paint and also donated several landmark and Oklahoma western scene paintings, including the Perry High School, First Christian Church, and Perry Train Depot.  In 2019, a large collection of her art pieces were on display by invitation from the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry, OK. Recently, Bonnie added to her collection of artworks by joining art students at the Adult Wellness Center, in Norman OK where she also loved swimming, playing corn hole and making new friends with her beloved sister mother-in-law Jane Boren.

Most importantly, she was known for her optimistic kind spirit, beautiful smile, and ability to humbly love and respect everyone she met.  Bonnie was married to Don for almost 60 years.  She was a faithful and devoted wife and mother who loved the Lord and remained obedient to God until He called her home to heaven.  

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Don Brown of Perry, OK, her sister Barbara (Alex) Garza of Ione, WA, her parents Marvin (Lillian) Harrison of Manchester, TN, her niece Elizabeth Driver Ione, WA, and nephews Charles Driver Spokane, WA and Chad Brown Shelbyville, TN.   She is survived by her three daughters Mary Brown Boren (Nathan; Norman, OK), Melissa Brown Hanke (Jim; Clarendon Hills, IL), Amanda Lee Ann Carr (Ken; Moore, OK); seven grandchildren N. Altus Boren (Aurora, CO), Harrison Boren (Norman, OK), Macy Boren (Long Beach, CA) Shelby Lewis (Edmond, OK), Natalie and Naomi Carr (Moore, OK), Annabelle Hanke (Clarendon Hills, IL), her younger brother Terry J. Harrison (Melody; Winchester, TN), and her beloved dog Teddy Max, a smart-as-a-person Jack Russell.  She was an aunt to many nieces and nephews living in Washington, Tennessee and Kentucky.

 

A visitation will be held Friday, March 29, 4-6pm at Tribute Memorial Care, 708 24th Ave NW, Event Center, Norman, OK 73069. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 1st, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m., First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave, Norman, OK 73069.  Condolences may be shared at www.tribute.care.



Patsy Derting Allen

Graveside services for Patsy Derting Allen age 82, of Shelbyville will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday March 27, 2024, at Willow Mount Cemetery with Brother Carol Crosslin officiating. Mrs. Allen passed from this life Saturday, March 23, 2024, at NHC of Lewisburg after an extended illness.

A native of Bedford County, Mrs. Patsy was the daughter of the late Laddie Derting and Eula Mae Troupe Derting. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by beloved husband, James Edward Allen; brother, Logan Derting; and sister Zale Lee.

Patsy worked for Economy Pen for 30+ years before retiring. She was a member of Bell Buckle First Baptist Church. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping, eating out, cheering for the Atlanta Braves, traveling; and most of all, spoiling her dog, “Melo”.

She is survived by children, Cindy Allen of Murfreesboro, Belinda (Kenneth) McClendon of Shelbyville, Anthony "Amp" (Amy) Allen of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Blake Allen, Tara McClendon, Shera Allen, Keri (Michael) Hardin and Gage Allen, 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Boner of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org or by mail: 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



David Phillip Williams

Funeral services for David Phillip Williams, age 71, of Shelbyville, will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Sally Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Cemetery. Mr. Williams passed from this life March 21, 2024, at Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro with loved ones by his side.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, prior to funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A native of Bedford County David was born on September 1, 1952, to the late John Edward Williams and Helen Adcox Williams. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ava Jan Adcock Williams; sisters, Diane Cline, and Betty Bomar; and brothers, Terry, Buck, and Mike Williams.

David worked with Calsonic for 30+ years before retiring in 2018. In his retirement, he enjoyed farming beef cattle and staying busy.

He is survived by; sons, Eric Williams and Adam Williams all Shelbyville; and grandson, Tucker Williams; also, several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to New Destiny Dog Rescue @ www.newdestinydogrescue.org.

 

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



James C. Hendren

James C. Hendren, Age 72, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Shelbyville, TN.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.



Mr. John Cornelius “Jack” Bomar

Mr. John Cornelius “Jack” Bomar, Attorney at Law, passed away March 15, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of his family, Caris Healthcare, and the professional staff of NHC Cool Springs, in Franklin.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming).

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Rita Jeanette Brown

Rita Jeanette Brown, passed from this life Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

A native of Bedford County, TN, Rita was born August 17, 1941, to the late Jessie Bill Conder and Mary Elizabeth Woosley Conder. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by; beloved husband of 55 years, Thomas Eugene Brown, Sr.; and infant brother, Billy Gary Conder.

Rita enjoyed all the fun times in life. She often enjoyed going out for live music and dancing, visiting casinos, and watching her kids and grandkids play sports. She loved everyone, she never met a stranger, always welcomed conversation with anyone, and considered her friends as family. Her family and friends will miss her very much.

She is survived by children, Vanessa Sanders and husband Eldon of Unionville, Lisa Mansfield and husband Thomas of MI, and Tommy Brown and wife Lynn of Fayetteville; and sister, Linda Floyd of Shelbyville. Survivors also include 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, with 1 great great grandchild on the way.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Habitat for Humanity @ www.habitat.org.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Jimmy T. Vasser

Funeral services for Jimmy T. Vasser, age 80, of Shelbyville, TN will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Bush and Bro. Mike Hannah officiating. Burial to follow at Gnat Hill Cemetery in Coffee County. Mr. Vasser passed from this life Sunday March 17, 2024, at Creekside at Three Rivers Assisted Living.

Visitation with the family will be held 4-7 P.M, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the funeral home.

Jimmy was born on November 30, 1943, in Rutherford County, TN to the late John Calvin Vasser and Iris Lorene Fletcher Vasser Todd. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by: sister, Dorothy Vasser, and infant brother, James Vasser.

Jimmy worked for 30+ years with Samsonite before he retired and was a member of Hurricane Grove Baptist Church. He loved to sing gospel music with various churches and at local nursing homes.

Survivors include: loving wife, Shirley Mae Grogan Vasser; brother, Kenneth Vasser of Beechgrove; sister, Elaine Mahaffey of Shelbyville; godson, Kip Luttrell; nephews; Michael Mahaffey, and John Vasser; nieces, Tammy Peoples, Lori Crouch, and Sandra Reed; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 2259 Shelbyville, TN 37162.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 


Mr. Christopher Patrick Ratleph

Mr. Christopher Patrick Ratleph, age 52, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024.

There are no services planned at this time.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Jeffrey “Jeff” Joel Grabovich

Celebration of Life services for Jeffrey “Jeff” Joel Grabovich age 70 of Wartrace, TN will be held 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2024, in the chapel off Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Robert Tipps officiating. Jeff passed from this life March 12, 2024, at Ascension St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN.

Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, prior to memorial service, beginning 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Originally a native of Columbus, OH Jeff was born January 28, 1954, to the late William “Bill” Grabovich and Lillian “Lill” May Sliney Grabovich. He was a graduate of South High School in Columbus, OH class of 1974. He worked as a firefighter and paramedic, taking after his father, until he retired in 1995. Since then, he and his family moved to Bedford County, TN, where they have resided for the last 20+ years.

Jeff could fix almost anything, and you could always find him tinkering with something in the garage. He loved a good cup of coffee on the front porch in the morning, and a good cigar while sitting by the pool in the afternoon.

Survivors include: loving wife of 36 years, Susan Marie Hartwig Grabovich; sons, Seth Grabovich and wife Danielle of Shelbyville, and Ty Grabovich of Tullahoma; grandsons: Dawson, Levi, Andrew Grabovich; sister, Susie Pavisich; and brothers: Steve, Bela, and Dave Grabovich; along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps @ www.ramusa.org.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Mr. Willie Louis Hendricks

Mr. Willie Louis Hendricks, Jr., age 59, of Shelbyville, peacefully passed away March 13, 2024, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 12 PM, Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.

(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming).
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Joe Warren “JW” Nickens

Funeral services for Joe Warren “JW” Nickens, age 98 of the Mt. Lebanon Community, Marshall County, will be held at 1:00pm Monday, March 18, 2024, at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church with Chester Slayton officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopper Cemetery. Mr. Nickens passed from this life Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at NHC Lewisburg following an extended illness.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am Monday, at the church, prior to the funeral service at 1:00 pm.

Born July 20, 1925 in Marshall County, JW was the son of the late William Nickens & Flora Bell Pyland Nickens. Mr. Nickens was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years Nannie Mae Keele Nickens.

JW was a lifelong farmer and by trade was the owner operator of Nickens’ Farm Machinery Repair and served the Bedford and Marshall County communities for over 60 years. On his farm he mainly row cropped, cut hay and his favorite thing, beekeeping. In his earlier years he and his late wife, raised and butchered hogs. He was a member (oldest charter member) and Deacon of Belfast Baptist Church and was a former Deacon and member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Rich Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the Rock Creek Bible Society.

He is survived by extended family members that include cousins and nephews.

Special recognition to Bro. Kent Sweeton and sister Connie Beaver for their loving care provided to JW during the last few years of his life.

Memorial donations may be made to Belfast Baptist Church by mail: P.O. Box 74 Belfast, TN 37019.

 

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Richard Larry Everette

Funeral services for Richard Larry Everette age 63 of Shelbyville, TN will be held 2 P.M, Sunday March 17, 2024, in the chapel off Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bro. Buck Frazier officiating. Burial to follow at Smiths Capel Cemetery in Moore County. Mr. Everette passed from this life Thursday March 14, 2024, at Ascension St. Thomas Murfreesboro.

Visitation with the family will be held 5-8 P.M, Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the funeral home.

Larry Everette was born on July 4, 1960, in Shelbyville, TN to the late Porter Everette and Ethel Dodson Everette. He enjoyed working on the family farm and playing his guitar. He was a faithful member of Abundant Life Church.

Survivors include brother; Terry Everette of Wartrace, TN, brother in-law Carrol Crosslin of Shelbyville, and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents Larry was preceded in death by siblings; Doris Everette, Margaret Moulder, Billy Everette, Jimmy Everette, Earl Everette, Mary Alice Crosslin, and Juanita Everette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org.

 

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Lisa Jane White Lawson

Lisa Jane White Lawson,  67 of Shelbyville died March 14, 2024.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 20th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home. 

Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M.

She was the daughter of the late James H. White and Ethel Lee Foster White.   Lisa is survived by her husband, Eric B. Lawson; two sons, Ryan (Amanda) Martin, Blair Martin; four grandchildren, Baylin Martin, Anabelle Martin, Noah Martin and Lexie Martin.


Linda Jean Dye

Linda Jean Dye,  82 of Shelbyville died March 14, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Revs. Jimmy Gray, Jimmy West and David Dye officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Earl and Hazel Elizabeth Walters Rollins; her husband of 64 years, Jerry Wilburn Dye; three brothers, Don, Wayne and Jerry Lee Rollins.

Linda is survived by her children, Gary (Kathy) Dye, Tony (Linda Sue) Dye, Lisa (Steve) Prince; grandchildren, Lauren (Daniel) Lumpkin, Darrell (Katie) Dye, Hayden (Shelby) Dye, Andrew (Stephanie) Carlisle, Haley (Keaton) Ashmead, Samantha (Alex) Jones, Will (Haley) Dye, Colby Prince (Matt Clanton), Alec (Nikki Cagle) Prince; twelve great grandchildren, her very dear friend, Sue Sager and her faithful dog and companion-Jasper.

The family would like to express their thanks to all of her Celebration Way family who took such good care of her over last few months, with a very special thank you to Casey Hearn, who is now Jasper's new adopted mother.



Carla Freeman Martin

Carla Freeman Martin, age 61, of Shelbyville, passed away March 13, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of her family and the caring and professional staff at The Waters of Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Edgemont Baptist Church. Reverend Joe Thompson will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 1 PM until service time Sunday at the church.

She was born April 13, 1962, in Pulaski, Tennessee, to Bobby and Guin Lanier Freeman, of Shelbyville. She worked as a veterinary assistant before failing health forced her to retire. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, reading, writing in her journal, and spending time with her family. She attended Southside Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Terry Martin, in 2015.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a son, Derrick (Allison) Martin, and a daughter, Courtney Martin Bowling (Brant Horner); grandchildren, Kylee Martin, Ella Martin, Ramsee Martin, Tibb Martin, Aubrey Bowling, and Brylee Horner.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

June Lee Berry

June Lee Berry, age 80, of Bell Buckle, passed from this life Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Community Care of Rutherford County surrounded by loved ones after an extended illness.

Mrs. Berry was born August 7, 1943 in Goshen, IN to the late Fred and Georgia Leman McDonald. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Berry.

She is survived by children, Ricky Berry, Deana Stevens, Kenda Bair and Holly Brock; sister, Katherine Herrman; also 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Per her request, Mrs. Berry chose cremation with no public services held and her ashes will be scattered where she grew up in Cromwell, IN.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Mrs. Anita Turner Fields

Mrs. Anita Turner Fields, age 87, of Shelbyville, passed away March 13, 2024.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 AM Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
The family will receive visitors 10 AM until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming).

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Margaret Ann Templeton

Margaret Ann Templeton,  77 of Shelbyville died March 13, 2024.   Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 17th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Jeff Collet officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M.

She was born January 12, 1947 in Bedford County; a retired Registered Nurse and a member of the Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Sally Wilson Thompson and two brothers, John Thompson and Jimmy Thompson.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Larry Templeton; a daughter, Lori (Phil) Jarosz; a son, Scott (Norma) Templeton all of Shelbyville; a sister, Louise (Jerry) Adcock of Wartrace; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.



William Andy Cobb

William Andy Cobb,  61 of Manchester died March 9, 2024. He was born May 11, 1962 in Bedford County.   A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, March 23rd at Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. 

He was a former truck driver for Southern Carriers of Lewisburg and former employee of Quality Industries of Rutherford County.  Andy was a big Alabama Fan.  He loved watching Westerns, traveling, visiting antique stores and checking out new Restaurants.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. Cobb and Margaret E. Reed Morton; a daughter, Pamela Cobb, a sister, Mary Hancock and a brother, Thomas Cobb.  He is survived by his wife, Carol Marie Hansen Cobb;  daughter, Crystal (Chris) Tilley; son, B.J. (Serena) Dodson; sisters, Debra Cobb Ragsdale, Dottie (Dwight) Moshier, Louise McGrew, Jeannie (Scott) Comstock; brothers, Joe (Carolyn) Cobb, Paul "Buddah" Morton; three grandchildren; twenty-one nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Our brother is truly loved and missed by several.


Mary Edna Daig Hardy

Mary Edna Daig Hardy passed from this life on March 9, 2024 peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at home on her family farm.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland September 12, 1961.  She was the daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Dorothy Sue Galloway Daig.   She is survived by her husband, Norman Leon Hardy, Jr.; step-children, Lashaunda Martin, Trevor Lilley, Robert Hardy, Lashar Williams and Olivia Hardy; sister, Loretta Ann (Otto) Bach; brother, Frank James (Julia) Daig; niece, Brandy Marie Daig, niece/God-daughter, Nicole Marie (Bach) Price (Crystal Gail Carpenter); nephew, Frank James (Ashley) Daig Jr., nephew, Tyler Russell (Nina) Daig; great niece, Gabnella Michelle Price; great nephew, Banks James Daig; cousins, Natasha Filatow, Christopher Filatow; mother and father in law, Norman Leon Hardy Sr. and Alice Elaine Hardy; sixteen grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one great great grandson; lifelong best friend, Tammy Jennings McClure; her beloved dog, George T. Kohler; her beloved POA pony, KS's Bubblicious Dash.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Joseph Daig and Dorothy Sue Galloway Daig; paternal grandparents, Frank Andrew Daig and Anna Ella (Kohler) Daig; maternal grandparents, Clyde James and Edna Galloway; aunt, Wanda Louise Filatow; uncle, John Joseph Kohler;  several great aunts and great uncles.

She was an exceptional pool player and an avid APA member for 20+ years receiving numerous awards shooting in team tournaments.  She was a lifelong member of the Pony of the Americas Club. Showing her ponies growing up and later in life became Horse Show Secretary and Show Announcer, receiving multiple appreciation awards for her devoted dedication to the Maryland POAC for years.

She loved baking/cooking, fishing, trips to Atlantic City and Delaware Park Casinos; playing card games and board games.  She attended the University of Phoenix for Graphic Design.

But mostly, she loved and was dedicated to her family and their family farm, Rocking D Farm, previously of Forest Hill, Maryland until moving to Shelbyville in 2004.  She shared her love alongside her father helping him with his small animal breeding program as well as sharing her love alongside her mother with their POA ponies breeding and showing program.  Her family meant everything to her and she was dedicated to taking care of them by any means necessary.

Per her wishes she will be cremated.   At her request there will be no services.



William Randall Bee

Funeral services for William Randall Bee, age 72, will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to funeral services beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

William Randall Bee passed from this life Saturday, March 9, 2024.

Full obituary will be posted at a later date.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Alberta Josephine Johnson

Alberta Josephine Johnson, age 76, of Shelbyville, passed away March 7, 2024, at her home, under the loving care and comfort of her family and Aveanna Hospice.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Elder Greg Wilhoite will be eulogist, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 12 noon until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming).

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

April Chantae Burks


April Chantae Burks, age 48, Shelbyville, TN passed from this life on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Vanderbilt-Bedford Hospital after an extended illness.

Born on November 3, 1975, in Shelbyville, TN. April was the daughter of William “Paddle” Burks and Connie Garrett Burks. April was a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School class of 1995 and attended TCAT to become an LPN. She worked as an LPN off and on for 20 years with several different nursing homes until she was unable due to her health. In her free time, she enjoyed cooking, riding on country roads and listening to music.

Along with her parents, April is survived by daughter, Annalyse “Weesly” Espinosa of Shelbyville; sister, Barbie Jean Brothers of Shelbyville; nephew, William Damon Brothers.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Russell and Imogene Garrett, Woodrow and Jean Burks.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Randall Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 11th at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association @ www.4hcm.org.

Doak- Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 



James Randy Inmon

James Randy Inmon, known affectionately as Randy to his friends and family, passed away peacefully at his home in Shelbyville, TN, on March 5, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 30, 1954, in Lawrenceburg, TN, Randy was a beacon of joy and kindness in the lives of all who knew him.

 

Randy's life was one of unwavering devotion to his family, friends, and community. He leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, embodied by his beloved wife of 50 years, Joan Audry Inmon. Together, they raised a family that includes their sons, Jason (Kelly) Inmon and Jesse Inmon, and their cherished grandchildren, Ryan Inmon and Kobe Inmon. Randy's spirit will forever live on through his brothers, Dennis (Libby) Inmon and Mike (Patty) Inmon, and his sister, Sheree Tate. His sister-in-law, Vickie Peacock, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends, will also hold his memory dear. Randy's life was enriched by the companionship of his beloved kitty, BJ, who was a source of comfort and joy.

 

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, James Milford Inmon and Edith Ann Bivens Inmon; his brothers, Terry Wayne Inmon and Larry Crews; and his son, James "Jamie" Randy Inmon Jr. These losses were felt deeply, but Randy's strength and love helped to mend the hearts of those who mourned alongside him.

 

A talented and hardworking man, Randy work at Albea on 2nd shift, Beyond his professional life, Randy was an avid outdoorsman. Hunting and fishing were not just hobbies but ways for him to connect with nature and find peace. He had a talent for tinkering with cars and was the go-to handyman for his family and friends. There was no task too big or too small for Randy to tackle, and he did so with a smile that was both comforting and contagious.

 

Those who knew Randy would describe him as loving, funny, and incredibly handy. Those who had the opportunity to go fishing with him will always remember him saying "Just one more cast." never wanting a good day of fishing to end. His sense of humor brought laughter to everyday moments, and his warmth could light up a room. Randy's love for his family was his guiding force, and the way he cared for and supported them was a testament to the depth of his character.

 

The impact of Randy's life is immeasurable, and his absence will be felt profoundly by those who were fortunate enough to know him. As we say farewell to James Randy Inman, we take comfort in knowing that his legacy will continue to inspire and guide us. His laughter, love, and kindness will be remembered always, and his memory will be a blessing to all who carry it in their hearts.



Amie Boyd Marks

Amie Boyd Marks passed away peacefully on March 4, 2024, at the age of 92. She was born on November 1, 1931, to Kate Frierson Boyd and Thomas Franklin Boyd in Shelbyville, Tennessee. She was the only child to loving and adoring parents. She attended local schools in Shelbyville and graduated from Ward Belmont in Nashville prior to attending Vanderbilt University.

Amie was a devoted mother of four children. She overcame the challenges of being a Navy wife and later a single mother. She always prioritized her family and instilled in them the values of hard work, commitment, and the importance of having a good time.

Amie was a beloved figure in the American Saddle Bred and Tennessee Walking Horse community. She was an avid horsewoman and a World Grand Champion Equestrian. Amie was a founding member and director of the Bedford County Humane Association. She was a committee member of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and served as secretary of the Alabama Horseman’s Association. A few of Amie’s other accomplishments include secretary of the Mountain Brook Little League Association and a member of the Colonial Dames XVII Century for more than 25 years.

She was adored by all. "Queen" as her grandchildren called her, liked to have fun. Her laughter lit up any room she entered, and she loved to hold court. With a love for her family and friends, Amie, excelled in supporting everyone in her sphere through their many passions and adventures. She was always available to help anyone who was down on their luck with warmth and kindness. Her headstone says it all, "Gone to the Big Horse Show in the Sky”. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Amie is survived by four children, David (Bess) Shapard Marks III, Franklin (Cindi) Boyd Marks, Allan Wood Marks, and Amie Lee Marks, four grandchildren David (Raven) Shapard Marks IV, Kate (Chris) Marks Hines, Robinson (Ashley) Swift Marks, Christopher Boyd Marks and six great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 8 at 5PM. The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 11AM at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Bedford County Humane Association.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Horace Lyndell Gregory

Horace Lyndell Gregory, age 76, of Shelbyville, TN passed from this life on Friday, March 1, 2024 at his daughter’s home in Shelbyville after an extended illness.

Lyndell was born on September 26, 1947 in Manchester, TN to the late James Tennessee Gregory and Flossie Irene Stephenson Gregory. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by: wife of 46 years, Mary Joyce Gregory, siblings Doris Ray, Marie May, Frank Gregory, Cathy Troxler, James Robert Gregory and wife Patsy, Frances Melson, and his beloved pup, Sassy.

Lyndell retired from Jostens after 43 years of employment. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, watching westerns and tinkering with the trucks he had collected throughout his life.

He is survived by daughters, Regina (Mike) Stewart of Shelbyville, Sharon (Shounak) Das of TX, and Angelia (David) Polasky of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Erica (James) Freebury, Erin (Stephen) Gannaway, Gabrielle Womble, Emma Womble, Daniel Das, Joshua Womble, Eli Das, Amelia Womble, Josiah Womble, Joseph Womble and 8 great-grandchildren. Siblings: Joann (Edward) Ashby, Roger (Sherry) Gregory, Becky (Allen) Mcbee; sister-in-law Carolyn Gregory; and brother-in-law, Bert Troxler.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2024 in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Jeff Collett officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mt. Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, prior to funeral services beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



June Lentz McBride

June Lentz McBride, 95, died on March 4, 2024.

June was born to the late Franklin Dewey Lentz and wife, Ruby Turner Lentz, on August 25, 1928 in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  She was married to the late Ralph McBride Sr. for over 42 years.  She is survived by her son, Ralph McBride Jr.

June graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1946.

She received her B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State College in 1950 and her M.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1972.  She taught in the Bedford County schools for over 35 years, first teaching home economics and other subjects at Community High School and later serving as librarian at Shelbyville Central High School.

She has been a member of the Bedford County Retired Teachers, the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association, the Bedford County Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association, and the National Education Association.  She was a Charter Member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Beta Nu Chapter.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, the Dixie Doll-ers, a doll club, for over 25 years, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Bedford County Democratic Women.

June was the oldest member of First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville.

Visitation will take place on Friday, March 8, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Hillcrest Funeral Home.

A lifelong supporter of schools and libraries, June requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Shelbyville Bedford County Public Library or a charity of one's choice


Teresa Elizabeth Hutt

Teresa Elizabeth Hutt, 66 formerly of Shelbyville died March 3, 2024 in Hazel Green, Alabama.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m.

She was born July 6, 1957 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and was a resident of the Skills Development Center of Shelbyville.  She loved living plants and purple flowers.

Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, John William Hutt and Elizabeth Teresa Hutt and a sister, Mary Lou Hutt.  She is survived by her brother, John Joseph Hutt of Owens Crossroads, Ala. and a sister, Susanna Hutt Jacks of Hazel Green,  Ala.



Kathleen (Yeo) Shelton

Kathleen (Yeo) Shelton passed away on March 1, 2024, in Columbia, South Carolina, at the age of 90.

Kathleen was born in London, England on July 5, 1933, to Alice Maude Victoria and Wilfred Horace Yeo. As a young child, she experienced an ongoing emptiness that she couldn’t explain. She would often lie in bed at night and cry while asking, “WHY was I born?” She saw that people were born, they lived a few years, and then they died. Was that it? There had to be more to life than that. She had LOTS of questions, but no one in her family seemed to be able to give her the answers.

A few years later, a school friend named Mary invited Kathleen to summer camp. It sounded interesting and wasn’t going to cost her anything, so why not? Mary told her she would need a Bible, so she borrowed one. There, she met a lot of people who seemed much happier than she was. She would learn later that it was because they knew something, actually SOMEONE she didn’t…Jesus.

The following Sunday evening, all the camp kids went to church. There, they heard a story about a little boy with 5 loaves and 2 fish. (Kathleen didn’t know it was a Bible story.) The people in the story were talking about using the boy’s lunch to feed 5000 people. “WOW, that’s impossible!” she thought. She’d never heard of miracles before. She was impressed that a little boy was willing to give his lunch away to feed others and thought to herself, “I want to be like that little boy. I want to feed thousands of people.” At the end of the service, she gave her life to Jesus.

Kathleen returned from camp to a home that was void of faith. Her friend Mary and Mary’s family filled the gap by taking her under their wing and teaching her. They taught her about church, the Bible, and prayer. She was encouraged to memorize scripture and share her faith with others.

As Kathleen grew older, she always said she was going to marry a preacher. Little did she know how that desire would change her life. One Wednesday night in 1955. Kathleen and her friends were at church. Many from the congregation were gathered outside before the service when Loyd Shelton, a young American airman, rode up on his bike. One of the women introduced him to some of the men outside and then went inside to seek out Kathleen. “There’s a nice, young American out there, just for you!” she said. Kathleen quickly replied, “I don’t want anything to do with a nice, young American!” A year later, they were married.

Loyd’s proposal to her was, “Are you willing to go anywhere in the world where the Lord leads?” And that’s what they’ve been doing ever since. For a time, they lived in Columbia, South Carolina where Loyd attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University). Two sons, Stephen and Paul, were born while they were there. They later returned briefly to England before serving as missionaries in France for 3 years. Their daughter, Lydia, was born in France. In the late 1960’s, they relocated to middle Tennessee (where Loyd was from originally). There, Kathleen gave birth to John, their fourth child. They remained in Tennessee for the next 50 years, where Loyd pastored several churches and Kathleen honed her abilities as a faithful wife, loving mother, and skillful all-round Proverbs 31 woman. She loved to sew, knit, and weave. She sold some of her handcrafts but gave most of them away. She was also a “queen of hospitality.” She loved to cook and was never happier than when she was serving a meal to a houseful of people. She could make almost anything delicious but don’t ask for the recipe…she was notorious for not using one! Her skills in the kitchen ranged widely and included mouth-watering homemade breads as well as traditional British cuisine like Yorkshire pudding and crumpets. (Oh, the crumpets!!) Their home was always full of light and life, and people…lots of people. Kathleen and Loyd spent countless hours teaching, preaching, praying, and encouraging others at all hours of the day and night.

In the twilight of their lives, they relocated once more to Irmo, South Carolina, just a few miles from Columbia, where they’d started out years before. Even there, Kathleen continued giving to others of her wisdom, her hospitality, and the works of her hands as long as her health allowed.

Remember how she said she wanted to be like the little boy with the five loaves and two fish? Well, she was. She fed thousands, both physically and spiritually. She loved Jesus and served him well. May her example light our way as we seek to do the same.

Kathleen was preceded by her parents, Alice & Horace Yeo, as well as her siblings, Norman Yeo, John Yeo, and June (Yeo) Dawkins.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Loyd, and four children, Stephen Shelton of Newton, North Carolina, Paul Shelton of Petersburg, Illinois, Lydia Beck of Decatur, Alabama, and John Shelton of Irmo, South Carolina. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Isaac Shelton, Logan Shelton, Taylor Shelton, Grace Shelton, and Rachel Castro.

The family would also like to express their deepest appreciation to Kathleen’s caregiver, Rachel Troutwine. She loved and cared for Kathleen the way a daughter would, and in the process, became a much-loved addition to the family.

A funeral service is set for 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 8 at Doak Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Burial will follow in Holland Hill Cemetery in Coffee County. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be made in Kathleen’s memory to Gideons International at PO Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or at gideons.org/donate.



Randy Montez Greene

Randy Montez Greene, age 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Febraury 28, 2024. 

Per his request, he will be cremated. There will be no public services.

He was born March 18, 1967, in Shelbyville, to the late James Ray and Lurla Gay Nurvell Greene.
Survivors include a sister, Shirl Castleman, and a brother, Derrell Greene.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Marsha Lorraine Spence


Marsha Lorraine Spence, a beacon of love and creativity, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024, at her home in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 12, 1950, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Marsha lived a life that was as vibrant and beautiful as the gardens she so lovingly tended.

Marsha, known affectionately to her friends and family as just that, was a woman whose kindness and loving nature left an indelible mark on all who knew her. She was the beloved mother of Christy (Brian) Gaither and Cliff (Kimberly) Spence; the cherished daughter of Lora York; the treasured sister of Terry (Pam) York; and the doting grandmother and great-grandmother to her adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marsha's memory will be forever held in the hearts of her grandchildren Haylie (Chase) Spence-Dial, Hope Spence, Hayden Spence, Lexie Spence, Tyler Gaither, Trent Gaither, Josie Crocker, Noah Watson, Kassidy (Dylan) Eley; and her great-grandchildren Mila Hughes, Mona Hughes, Kohen Trice, Wren Dial, and Colson Eley. She also leaves behind her caring nephews Kevin, Greg (Jackie), Nicholas York, and her niece Angel York and many lifelong friends. 

Marsha was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Jerry Spence; her brother Roger York; her father Leslie York; and her niece Mandy York.

After graduating from high school, Marsha pursued her passion for beauty and obtained her beauty license from Beauty School. She went on to have a successful career with Aramark, where she dedicated 20 years of service before retiring. Marsha's work ethic and commitment to excellence were only outshined by the warmth and care she brought to her colleagues and clients alike.

Marsha's interests were as varied as they were heartfelt. She was a pillar of her community, attending Christiana Church of Christ and sharing her love for the Lord through her actions and words. As someone who loved hosting family gatherings, Marsha's home was always filled with laughter, love, and the irresistible aroma of her cooking. She found joy in traveling and seeing God's creation, a testament to her adventurous spirit and appreciation for the world's beauty.

Creativity flowed through Marsha's veins; she was an avid crafter, an enthusiastic player of cards with her friends and mother on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a skilled seamstress. She enjoyed scrapbooking with her daughter, which allowed her to preserve precious family memories. Her garden was a testament to her nurturing soul, and her bowling and clogging were expressions of her playful spirit. Her knitting provided warmth and comfort to the littlest members of her community, as she lovingly created blankets and caps for the NICU units at local hospitals.

In the words of Mother Teresa, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." This sentiment captures the essence of Marsha's life; she did everything with great love. Her legacy is one of kindness, creativity, and a boundless capacity to give.

Marsha's life was a testament to the impact one individual can have on the lives of many. Her love was a sanctuary, her kindness a bridge, and her creativity a legacy that will continue to inspire. As we say goodbye to Marsha Lorraine Spence, we celebrate the extraordinary life she led and the countless ways she made our world a brighter, more beautiful place. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched.


Charlene Ann Taylor

Charlene Ann Taylor, age 79, of Shelbyville, passed from this life Saturday, February 24, 2024,
after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident.

A Memorial Service will be 2 PM Sunday, March 3, 2024, at First United Methodist Church. Reverend Abe Zimmerman will officiate.

The family will receive visitors 1 PM until service time Sunday at the church.

She was born September 9, 1944, in Cincinnati, to the late Omage and Bessie Evelyn Blair Hammond. She was retired from Calsonic, and a faithful member of First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Trace Handy, and a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Feck.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Taylor; children, Brad Handy, Barabara (Jim) Newsom, Terry (Kay) Handy, Sandra (Pete) Sadler, Meridith (Rob) Miller; daughter in law, Barbara Handy; grandchildren, Josh Brandon, Daniel Brandon, Andrew Brandon, James (Johnna) Handy, Jonathan Handy, Justin (Wendy) Handy, Dylan Burks, Brandi (Billy) Bunn, Michelle (Eric) Handy, Dylan Handy, Jessica James Tomlin, Elijah (Mikayla) James, and Zach James; thirteen great grandchildren.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Johnathon Scott Hutchinson

Johnathon Scott Hutchinson, age 42, of Columbia, TN passed from this life Sunday, February 25, 2024.

Born February 23, 1982, in Oklahoma City, OK, Johnathon was the son of John Hutchinson and Barbara Krul Buono.

Jonathon was graduate of Page High School class of 2001. After high school he started his working career in construction and later became a contractor having served the Middle TN area. His passion in life was being a Gear Head; he drove, raced, worked on, and restored anything with engine and wheels. He attended Central Christian Church of Columbia.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Kaleigh Hutchinson; sisters, Hannah Hutchinson, and Monica Larion and husband Jason; nephew, Jace Larion; and stepfather, Jim Buono; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; all of whom he loved very much.

He was preceded in death by: grandparents, John & Betty Krul, and Ruth Lalonde and Richard “Dick” Hutchinson.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024, in the chapel of Doak Howell Funeral Home with Brother Matt Pruitt Officiating. Burial will follow at Pressgrove Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 2nd, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt @ www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Miguel Munoz Jr.

Miguel Munoz Jr., 63 of Beechgrove (formerly of Shelbyville) died February 23, 2024 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester.

He was the son of the late Miguel Munoz Sr. and Mary Ann Crick Adcock.

He is survived by his sister, Angelitta Munoz of Moultrie, Georgia; his step-father, Morris H. Adcock of Tullahoma; step-brother, Kenneth Adcock; Aunts and Uncles, Connie L. Messer, John L. Crick, Donnie L. Crick, Tina Kirwan and Della Crick.

Per his wishes he will be cremated.  No services are scheduled.



David Lee Jackson

David Lee Jackson, age 63, of Rocky Face, Georgia, passed away February 26, 2024.
Graveside services will be 1:30 PM Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Fosterville Cemetery. Reverend Jeff Adcock will officiate.
The family will receive visitors 11 AM until 1:00 PM Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
(complete obituary information to follow)

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Billy F. Jones

Billy F. Jones, age 88, of Shelbyville, Tn passed from this life Monday, February 26, 2024 at his home.

Graveside services will be held 12 noon Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Wheeler Cemetery with Chad Clanton officiating.

Billy was born on August 6, 1935 in Lawrence County to the late Aurthur and Sadie Jones. He is survived by loving wife of 64 years: Arlene Jones, children: Andy (Mary) Jones, Eric (Kristina) Jones, grandchildren: Andriana (Dustin) Lamb, Marissa (Jordan) Baker, Michaela (Andrew) Ball, Amber (Jason) Leverette, Jarred Jones, great grandchildren, Everett, Ty and Sadie Lamb, Ada Baker, Rylei Hale and Hadley Leverette, siblings: Janice Lambert and Jenell Barber.

Billy was a Farm Bureau Director for 40 years, lifelong farmer, avid bee keeper, Bedford County Commissioner for 4 years, Bedford County School Bus Driver for 20 years and a member of Maxwell Chapel Church.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by brother in-law Kelly Lambert and great granddaughter Ellie Brooke Ball.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Guadalupe Miguel Francisco


Guadalupe Miguel Francisco, age 40, was born January 19, 1984, in Guatemala to parents, Miguel Juan Sebastian and Eulalia Francisco. She passed from this life on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, after an extended illness.

Including her parents she is survived by: husband, Juan Gomez; sons, Milo Sebastian Gomez and Miguel Tapia Francisco; along with two sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024, at St. Williams Montevergine Catholic Church with Father Edwin Cardona officiating. At a later date she will be returned to Guatemala for burial.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, prior to funeral services, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Doak-Howell Funeral Home.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

Guadalupe Miguel Francisco, de 40 años, nació el 19 de enero de 1984 en Guatemala, hija de Miguel Juan Sebastián y Eulalia Francisco. Falleció el martes 20 de febrero de 2024, después de una larga enfermedad.

Incluyendo a sus padres le sobreviven: su esposo, Juan Gómez; hijos, Milo Sebastián Gómez y Miguel Tapia Francisco; junto con dos hermanas y cinco hermanos.

Los servicios funerarios se llevarán a cabo a las 12 p.m. del sábado 2 de marzo de 2024 en la iglesia católica St. Williams Montevergine con el padre Edwin Cardona oficiando. En una fecha posterior será devuelta a Guatemala para su entierro.

El velorio con la familia se llevará a cabo el sábado, antes de los servicios funerarios, a partir de las 9:30 a.m. hasta las 11:30 a.m. en la funeraria Doak-Howell.

La funeraria Doak-Howell está sirviendo a la familia. www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com

 


Mrs. Carol Ann Emanuelson

Mrs. Carol Ann Emanuelson, age 84, of Bell Buckle, passed away Febraury 22, 2024, under the loving acre and comfort of her family, Adoration Hospice, and the caring and professional staff at Legacy Health and Rehab in Manchester, Tennessee.

There will be no public services at this time.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Robert Michael Sanders

Robert Michael Sanders, age 45, of Bell Buckle, passed away February 20, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday, February 26, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Larry Sanders will officiate, with burial to follow in Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle.  The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Sunday, and again one hour prior to service Monday, at the funeral home.

He was born July 21, 1978, in Shelbyville, to Janice Hayes Allen and Bobby Michael Sanders. He was the manager of the Bell Buckle Café, enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, and anything outdoors.

Preceding him death were a brother, Nakia S. Sanders, grandfather, Gerard J. Hayes, grandmother, Rachel E. Hayes Thropp, grandfather, Ralph O. Sanders, grandmother, H. Marie Pass, and step grandfather, John E. Pass.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Heidi Lynn Heinike; children, Hayla Marie Sanders (Joe), Haven Alexis Sanders, Hunter Michael sanders (Kassidee); grandchildren, Kyler Michaael Sanders, Hendrix Ryan Harper, K’Lynn Jade Sanders, Keegan Nicole Sanders, and Kirkland Gregory Sanders; mother, Janice Lynne Allen, father, Bobby Michael Sanders (David), step father, Kenley Kyle Allen; a sister, Takesta Lynne West, nieces and nephews, Ryan Sanders, Isabella Smith, Zander Smith, and many more.
Memorials may be made to: Bedford Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1523, Shelbyville, TN 37162-1523   931.488.4188, bedfordcancerfoundation@gmail.com

Mrs. Irene Valdivia

Mrs. Irene Valdivia, age 68, of Shelbyville, passed away February 20, 2024, at her home, under the loving care and comfort of her family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral Mass will be 12 noon Thursday, February 22, 2024, at St. William Catholic Church. Father Eduin Cardona will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 10 AM until service time Thursday at the church.

(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming).

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mr. Charles Edward Johnson

Mr. Charles Edward Johnson, age 53, passed away Friday, February 17, 2024, at his home.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday, February 23, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Jamie Bean will be eulogist.

The family will receive visitors 12 PM until service time Friday at the funeral home.

He was born January 19, 1971, to Charles Edward Johnson and Louise B. Johnson. To his Family and Friends, he was known affectionately as “Bambi”. He was educated in the Bedford County School system and served in the Unites States Army. He loved to Box and play basketball. He joined Mt. Ziona Haley Church at an early age.

Preceding him in death was a sister, Sharon K. Buchanan.

In addition to his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory, three brothers, Bobby (Toledo) Johnson, Tim (Rhonda) Johnson, and Charlie Johnson, all of Shelbyville; three sisters, Regina (Neal) Ransom, Liga (David) Wade, and Cheryl Mason, all of Shelbyville; three aunts, Dorothy Hendon, of Shelbyville, Vanessa Harden Hill of Murfreesboro, and Josephine Whitaker, of Tullahoma; three uncles, Ernest Newsom and William Newsom, of Shelbyville, and Paul Harden, of Mulberry, Tennessee; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Ida Ruth Trollinger Owens

Mrs. Ida Ruth Trollinger Owens, age 70, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, departed this life on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

She was born in Flat Creek, Tennessee, on November 11, 1953, to the late Norman and Ruby Glen Eady Trollinger. Ida, lovingly known as Poochie, attended Shelbyville Central High School. After high school, she worked for American Can and later, Stanley Tools, until the company relocated. She would then continue working at Lynchburg Nursing Home from where she retired.

Ida loved collecting mini-figurines in her spare time and shopping for her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was a nurturer to all and could always be found at sporting events cheering on family. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Franklin Owens, and brother, Billy Norman Trollinger.

Ida leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Martin Thomas (Rebekah) Owens, Nashville, TN, Michael Lee and John Paul Owens, Shelbyville, TN; grandchildren, Jourdan (Nina) Owens, Hawaii; Justice Owens, Knoxville, TN; Clarissa Owens, Newport, TN; Courtney Owens, Des Moines, IA; and Preston (Jaycie) Owens, Morristown, TN; one great-grandchild, Mia Mae, Morristown, TN; two sisters, Susie Ann Stewart and Lisa Michelle (James) Carden, both of Shelbyville, TN; sister-in-law, Ruth Owens, Flat Creek, TN; brother-in-law, Joe (Shirley) Owens, Shelbyville, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Charles Nathaniel Dickey

Charles Nathaniel Dickey, age 83, of Unionville, passed away February 17, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Crossroads Union Church in Savannah, Tennessee. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Crossroads Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 5-8 PM Monday, February 19, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel, in Shelbyville.

The family will receive visitors 11 AM until service time Tuesday at the church in Savannah.

He was born August 16, 1940, in Savannah, Tennessee, to the late Charles Waricka Dickey and Ocie Humphrey Dickey. He was a truck driver, dump truck driver, owner of a paving company in Texas at one time, builder of buildings, and a jack of all trades. He was a veteran of the United States Army, and served in Vietnam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose “Toodles” Dickey, in 2017; a daughter, Gay Dickey; sisters, Jean Melson and Ada Sowell.

Survivors include his children, Charles (Shannon) Dickey, Joseph (Tambra) Dickey, Charles Dickey, and Richard Dickey; a sister, Juanita McCormick; grandchildren, Jennifer (Daniel) Metcalf, Crystal (Jeffrey) Comstock, Chad (Victoria) Dickey, Brandon (Shellie) Dickey, Dihanna (Justin) Bass, and Serena (Josh) Underwood; great grandchildren, William Metcalf, CJ Metcalf, Lamar Bass, Alexis Comstock, Elleona Bass, Landon Comstock, Carson, Sparks, Jaleena Bass, Trager Dickey, Ollie Dickey, Azriella Bass, Moxon Comstock, Grace Edwards, Elias Dickey; former daughter in law, Kim Dickey.

Pallbearers: Brandon Dickey, Chad Dickey, Daniel Metcalf, William Metcalf, Jeffrey Comstock, Lamar Bass, Justin Bass, and CJ Metcalf

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Franklin D. “Frank” Nichols

Franklin D. “Frank” Nichols, age 87, of Shelbyville, TN passed from this life Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Frank was born in Shelbyville Tennessee in 1936 to the late Jim and Annie Mae Nichols. Along with his wife Alice they started “Handy-Dandy Market” where they worked tirelessly for over 50 years before retiring in 2013. His desire to provide for his family a steadfast, work ethic and caring for his customers was unsurpassed. In that store was where Frank and Alice provided for their family, created educational opportunities for their children and grandchildren, and educated his immediate and extended family members on the virtues of dedication, caring for others, and being a man of your word.

Many knew Frank as the merchant whose store had, or he would get anything you might need on any day, and at almost any time of the day. For many years, while his health allowed it, Frank was known to ride his mowers on his property, and always had a quick story for anyone who stopped by for a visit.

He was survived by: loving wife of 67 years, Alice Yvonne Sons Nichols; two daughters, Vicki (Mark) Cornwell of Jacksonville, FL and Candy Beech of Shelbyville, TN. granddaughters, Britany and Timmy Pittenger of Kelso, TN and Amy (Aaron) Milstone of Franklin, TN; great grandchildren, Daisy Pittenger & Emma Rae Pittenger, Bradley, Lauren, and Benjamin Milstone.

Including his parents, Frank was preceded in death by three siblings, Earl Nichols, William Nichols and Mary Ruth Simmons.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Pastor Ronald Adams officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2024, at the Doak-Howell Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation @ www.jdrf.org or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.


Clara Rena Pugh

Funeral services for Clara Rena Pugh, age 77, of Shelbyville, TN will be held 1 P.M. Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Haley officiating. Clara passed from this life Friday, February 16, 2024, in Shelbyville, and she will be cremated following funeral services.

Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 11 A.M..

Clara was born February 14, 1947, in McMinnville, TN to the late Luther Bain and Leveta Fults Bain. Along with her parents Clara was preceded in death by her husband James “Jimmy” Pugh; and siblings, Rod Bain and Betty Jo Bain.

She was a homemaker and member of New Bethel Baptist Church for many years until she was unable to attend due to her hearing. Clara loved celebrating Christmas and she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and community. She also spent time working for her brother in-law at Bedford Market. She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved cheering for Jeff Gordon, but most of all she loved and adored her great grand babies.

Survivors include her daughter; Norma (Scott) Templeton of Shelbyville; granddaughters, Farrah (Andrew) Lusk, Kalli Templeton, Taylor (Jessica) Templeton; great grandchildren, Layne, Jayce, Kyler, Barrett, Noralyn, and Josie; siblings, Harold Bain of Chattanooga, TN, Wanda (Ronnie) Johnson of McDonald, TN, Gerline (Tony) Mull of Clevland, TN, Peggy (Doyle) Worley of Ringo, GA, and Doug Bain of Chattanooga, TN along with many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

The family would like to special Thank You to Hospice Compassus “Leigh & Heather” and Adoration Home Health for their assistance through these final moments in Clara’s Life.

In leu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



John Poplin Lynch

John Poplin Lynch, age 77, of Manchester, a native of Bedford County, passed away February 14, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Adoration Hospice.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, February 19, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Mike Hannah will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community of Bedford County.

The family will receive visitors 12 noon until service time Monday at the funeral home.

He was born May 27, 1946, in Unionville, to the late Edwin Poplin Douglas and Frances Armetha Lynch. A Champion DAD, he was retired from Cooper Steel and a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Denise Lynch, brothers and sisters, Mary Florence Leverette, William Roy Newsom, Doyle Gilbert Newsom, Randy Bee Newsom, Leslie Frank Newsom, Betty Carolyn Sharp, and Betty Catherine Prowd.

Survivors include his children, Anthony Craig Lynch, Michael Brian Lynch, and Stacy Lynn Lynch; brothers and sisters, Thomas Francis Lynch, Patsy Darlene Newsom, Debbie Faye Newsom, Claude Edwin Newsom, and Timothy Carl Newsom; grandchildren, Nathan S. Lynch, Nicholas S. Marshall, Ashley N. Marshall, Audreanna A. Marshall, Amber S. Lynch, Amy M. Lynch, Paul Lynch, Brianna Lynch, Callie B. Lynch, Zachery A. Lynch, and Camisha K. Lynch; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, who loved him very much.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Loretta Fay Smith Trust

Mrs. Loretta Fay Smith Trust, age 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Gentiva Hospice, and the professional and caring staff at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 PM Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mark Pierce will officiate.

She was born August 13, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Isham William Smith and Bernice Evelyn Wade Smith. She was a homemaker and supportive military wife to her husband’s Air Force career. She and her husband traveled and lived all over the world. She was an avid bowler and faithful member of Horse Mountain Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Trust, in 2006, and brothers, Fred Smith, Howard N. Smith., and Charles K. Smith.

Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Trust Brown, and her husband Larry, of Suwanee, Georgia; sisters, LaVerna Davis and Virginia Wood, and a sister in law, Doris Smith, all of Shelbyville; numerous nieces and nephews.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Betty Sue Delk

Betty Sue Delk, 81 formerly of Bell Buckle died February 10, 2024 at the Poplar Estates Retirement Center in Columbia, TN.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17th, at Willow Mount Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.

She was the daughter of the late Edward Patterson Delk and Susie Elizabeth Reed Delk.  Betty Sue worked for the State of Tennessee for 35 years.  She was a fan of Nascar racing and loved listening to Conway Twitty.  Betty Sue cared for animals deeply, giving to non-profits to help in any way she could.


Tony Ray Holloway

Tony Ray Holloway,  72 of Smyrna, Tennessee died February 12, 2024.  He was born January 12, 1952 in Scott County, Kentucky; former employee of NationalPen & Pencil Company; retired Tricor Quality Control Employee and a member of First Church of the Nazarene of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Holloway and Catherine Jeanette Polley Holloway.

Tony is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra May Holloway; two sons, Nathan (Nina) Holloway of Tacoma, Washington, Clinton D. Holloway of Hillsboro, Virginia; a sister, Loretta Scott; two brothers, Joseph Holloway and Gary Holloway; four grandchildren, Jaxon Dane Holloway, Katherine Reese Holloway, Wyatt Jane Holloway and Brianna Danielle Holloway.

Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro or to First Church of the Nazarene of Nashville.
Per his request he will be cremated.  There will be no services.

Mr. Jeromy Quinten Warren

Mr. Jeromy Quinten Warren, age 52, of Shelbyville, passed away February 12, 2024.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, February 16, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Burial will be in Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the funeral home.

He was born February 12, 1972, in Shelbyville, to Betty Jean Smith and Leslie Warren. Jeromy worked construction, and enjoyed woodworking. He had a heart of gold and an infectious smile. He held membership at Victory Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Smith, and her husband Wendell, and his father, Leslie Warren, and his wife Natalie; a brother, Leslie Eldon (Kimberly)Warren; sons, Dustin (Heather) Warren, and Chaz Warren and his wife Melissa; daughter, Kayla Warren; and numerous grandchildren.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Margaret ‘Peggy” Feck

Mrs. Margaret ‘Peggy” Feck, age 76, of Wartrace, passed away February 11, 2024.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 2 PM Sunday, February 18, 2024, at First United Methodist Church. Reverend Abe Zimmerman will officiate.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to service Sunday at the church.

She was born May 26, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Omage Allen Hammond and Bessie Evelyn Blair Hammond. She was retired from Calsonic, and a faithful member of First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Sonny Feck, partner of twenty years, Mark Hawkins, sister Martha Cash, and her husband Eugene, and a brother, Allen Hammond;

Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Macht, and her husband Dean; Donna Mosley, and her husband Wayne, and Stephanie Howell, and her husband Chris; sisters, Darlene Arlinghaus, and her husband Jim, Charlene Taylor, and her husband Walter, Sue Marshall, and her husband Rob, the father of her children and her first husband, Dave Scherle; grandchildren, Brett (Crystal) Macht, Zach (Kayla) Macht, Evan (Ally) Macht, Erik (Jennifer) Mosley, Alex (Cami) Mosley; great grandchildren, Liam Macht, Evelyn Mae Macht, Margaret Ann Macht, Carson Macht, Chase Macht, Jude Mosley, Dom Mosley, Trace Mosley, Mick Mosley, Bryson Mosley; step sons, Shane Feck, and his wife Natalie, and Stephen Feck, and his wife Miriam; step great grandchildren, William Feck, Nichols Feck, Cara Feck, Kelsey Feck, and Eli Feck.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Lila Elaine Reed Cartwright

Lila Elaine Reed Cartwright 97 of Shelbyville died February 12, 2024.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 16th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Jeff Rasnick officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

She was a native of Bedford County; retired Owner/Operator of Lila's Beauty Shop and a member of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Aubrey Kate Young Reed; her husband Benjamin F. "Ben" Cartwright; two sisters, Doris Nichols and Bobbie Jo Stubblefield.

Lila is survived by her children, Karen Smotherman, Kenneth Cartwright of Shelbyville, Kathy (Robert) Philyaw of Signal Mountain, TN.; six grandchildren, Jamie Petty (Margaret), Ben Philyaw (Shelby), Jonathan Smotherman (Ellie), Ashlen Cartwright, Jared Smotherman, Katie Philyaw; two great grandchildren, Woody Petty and Eli Petty.



Lois Ann Campbell

Lois Ann Campbell, age 69, of Shelbyville, passed away February 10, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Aveanna Hospice, and the professional and caring staff of Claiborne and Hughes Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin, Tennessee.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 AM Friday, February 16, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

She was born July 16, 1954, in Shelbyville to the late James Douglas “Roughhouse” Campbell and Lourina Sutton. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Campbell.

Survivors include a daughter, Rena Holloway, and her husband Clint, of Shelbyville, and a son, Devron Campbell, and his wife Priscilla, of Smyrna; a sister, Mildred Adams, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Aishia Renee Campbell and Antionette Smith; a great grandchild, born on February 10, 2024, Jaleea Rose.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Betty Brown

Mrs. Betty Brown, age 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Andy Keffer will officiate, with burial to follow in Simpson Cemetery in the Rover Community.

The family will receive visitors two hours prior to service Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born December 28, 1937, in Lewisburg, Tennessee, to the late William Richard and Katherine S. Sanders. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her family was very important to her. She was a faithful member of First Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Brown; great granddaughter, Tenley Dye; and sisters, Helen Steele and Anita Haislip.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa (Larry) Curry, and a son, Jeffery Brown, both of Shelbyville; granddaughters, Monica (Jason) Stamer, of Ocala, Florida, and Brandi (Daniel) Dye, of Shelbyville; great-grandchildren Brandon Cook, Kaylee Cook, Jansen Ward, and Dayton Dye.

Betty would be honored with memorials to First Church of The Nazarene.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Maria Valadez

Maria Valadez, age 51, passed from this life Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, after sustaining injury in an automobile accident.

She leaves behind: beloved husband, Juan Carlos Garcia Marquez, Maria married Carlos Garcia February 28th 2015, at St. Williams Catholic Church; children, Luis Roberto Valadez, Janet E. Garcia Valadez, Miguel A. Garcia Valadez, and Sonia Garcia; siblings, Maria was one of 8 her being the eldest; Mario, Carmela, Juan, Beto, Chuy, and twins Lupita and Jose; along with her grandfather, Roberto Valadez.

Maria was born July 27th, 1972, in La Riberia Jalisco, Mexico to Roberto Valadez and late Maria Luisa Cobarruvias (death date 10-31-2015).

She was an angel on earth. She embodied unconditional love, spiritual strength and generosity. She loved perfumes, red lipstick and her red hair. Her kids were her whole life and she would do anything to keep them happy, protected and to live a prosperous life. She lit up every room she went in with her kind spirit and beautiful smile. If there was music she would be dancing and singing. She was always a very happy and helping person never judged anyone and was there for anyone in need.

Her professional life, she worked at the factories, Tacos Plus, La Monita and was always out selling her jewelry. In her free time, she loved to go out, loved parties and helping people.

Funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 12th, 2024, at St. Williams of Montevergine Catholic Church with Father Edwin Cardona officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held 5-8p.m. Sunday evening, February 11th at Doak-Howell Funeral Home and again on Monday, February 12th from 1p.m. until funeral services at St. Williams of Montevergine Catholic Church.

Doak Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Nancy Louise George

Nancy Louise George, age 81, of Shelbyville, passed from this life Thursday, February 8, 2024, at NHC of Tullahoma after an extended illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Bedford County, Mrs. George was born on September 27, 1942, to the late Albert Guy Prince and Frances Bomar Prince.

She was married to the late W.H. “Pete” George for 55 years. Mrs. George served as a supervisor at Economy Pen & Pencil for 30+ years until her retirement. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, reading, spending time with family & friends, and attending street rod shows, but her favorite thing was spending time with Her Ray of Sunshine, great niece "granddaughter", Kailey Snell.

Mrs. George was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth Hicks and Elaine Cartwright. In addition, her niece, Shelli Pigg Hambrick; brother-in-law, Shirley Joe Groce; and sister-in-law, Linda Lucille Rodgers also preceded her in death.

Survivors include: sisters, Kathryn Pigg (Jerry), and Christine Groce; brother-in-law, Joe Ben Cartwright; sister-in-law Dianna Winfrey (Morris). She is also survived by a niece "daughter", Mona Hicks (Chuck) Snell, along with great niece "granddaughter, Kailey Snell.

She is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Willow Mount Cemetery with Reverend Ron Dewitt officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org or by mail: 501 St. Jude PL. Memphis, TN 38105.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.