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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.



Samuel Allen Mayes, Jr.

Samuel Allen Mayes, Jr., age 70, of Shelbyville, passed away February 7, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Aveanna Hospice.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Egypt Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

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

He was born June 25, 1953, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late Samuel Allen Mayes, Sr. and Jennie Mae Hardin Mayes. He was a brick mason by trade.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Mays, and a sister, Regina Mayes.

Survivors include brothers and sisters, Mary Regynski, Linda Mayes, Virginia Batts, Theresa Searcy, Flora Mayes, Wanda Sales, Quincy Mayes, Sherry Sanders, Lee Harper, and Lovell Roger.

(Complete obituary to be forthcoming).

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mr. James W. Allen

Mr. James W. Allen (J.W.), 93 of Shelbyville, TN passed away on January 31, 2024, at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Shelbyville on September 17, 1930, to the late Roy E. Allen and Mary Elizabeth Faulkner Allen.

Mr. Allen proudly served his country in the US Army in the 1950s. After serving he began a long career driving a truck for several carriers and retiring from Consolidated Freight in the mid-1990s. He was a 65-year member of the Sam Davis Masonic Lodge in Smyrna, TN. He was a member of Fairlane Church of Christ. He enjoyed attending auctions and looking for the next "deal" and time with his family.

He is predeceased by his parents, one son, Keith Allen and two sisters, Mildred Allen, and Evelyn Allen Crick. He is survived by one daughter, Melodie Cootes of Smyrna, TN, and three sons, Mark (Sheila) Allen of Beth Page, TN, Scott (Alyce) Allen of Shelbyville, TN, and Tray (Michelle) Allen of Knoxville, TN. Grandchildren; Jessica, Shea, Shelly, Shara, Emily, Matthew, Michael, Erica, Laura, Jacob and Phillip, 26 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Virginia Christmon and Gentiva Hospice for their care and assistance.

A private service for the family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, 336 South Cannon Blvd., or a charity of your choice.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 



Cadance Ezlend Barb

Cadance Ezlend Barb, age 21, of Shelbyville, passed from this life Sunday, February 4, 2024.

Born December 16, 2002, in Shelbyville, TN, Cadance was the daughter of Darren Barb and Alexis Mears Hatfield. She attended Community High School. She was a wonderful artist that used various forms of painting and sketching to express her art, as well as designing her own tattoos.

Along with her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Annalise Barb; brother, Devan Barb; grandparents, Orvena Farley and Buck Barb; nephew, Oliver Barb; and step-father, Dusty Hatfield.

She was preceded in death by: grandparents, Sherry Randles and James Mears.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2024, in the chapel of Doak Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Rob McKamey Officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, prior to funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Roger Clayton Wright

Roger Clayton Wright, better known as Rocky passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Doak Howell funeral home on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 2:00 PM with Pastors, Jimmy Gray and Tyler Shoemaker along with Robert McClain will be officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, TN.

Visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 11 AM, on Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Rocky was born in Detroit Michigan on April 15, 1955. He was 68 years old when he passed.

Rocky was the son of the late, Charles Franklin “Buck” Wright and the late Betty Jane Wilhoite Wright Lamb, and the late Jesse Lamb. He was widowed for almost 6 years after he lost his beloved wife, Betty Anderson Wright in 2018.

Rocky is survived by his children, Lauren (David) Garland, Lance (Taressa) Wright, and Tammy (Troy) McKinney; his sister, Beverly (Danny) Robertson; and a niece, Dana (Keith) Curtis. His grandchildren are: Kaiden Garland (Cade Fitzgerald), Brylee Garland, Mason Wright, Madox Wright, and one great grandchild Laynie Rae Fitzgerald.

Rocky was a graduate of Shelbyville Central high school with the class of 1973. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a proud of veteran. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He retired from Shelbyville Parks and Recreation several years ago. If you knew him at all, you know he was an avid sports fan and always cheered on the Detroit Tigers in baseball and the Tennessee Vols in areas of their sports teams. It is likely he could have won any game show in which you had to know sports history. You would definitely want him on your team! He surely loved the “Wright Side Cousins, Gracie, Kaiden, Mason, Buck, Brylee, and Madox and was proud of them and all their achievements over the years.

In his last days, Rocky was certainly ready to start his next journey. This one would be without pain, struggle, or suffering. He knew about God‘s Amazing Grace, and that was something he experienced all his life. He will be missed by many friends and family that loved him.

Doak Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.


Luis Miguel Sebastian Domingo


Funeral services for Luis Miguel Sebastian Domingo, age 21, of Shelbyville, TN, will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, prior to funeral services, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

Los servicios funerarios de Luis Miguel Sebastián Domingo, de 21 años, de Shelbyville, TN, se llevarán a cabo a la 1:00 p.m. del domingo 11 de febrero de 2024 en la capilla de la funeraria Doak-Howell. El entierro se llevará a cabo en el cementerio de Willow Mount.

El velorio con la familia se llevará a cabo el domingo, antes de los servicios funerarios, a partir de las 12:00 p.m. en la funeraria.

La funeraria Doak-Howell está sirviendo a la familia.

 


Mark Anthony Haynes

Mark Anthony Haynes, 63 of Shelbyville died February 6, 2024. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 9th, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan and Justine Watley Haynes and a brother Michael Bryan Haynes.   Mark is survived by a daughter, Debra Jill (Jacob) Ivins;  grandchildren, Jayden Ivins, Kenlee Ivins, Billy Ivins, Coleman Ivins; a sister, Debra (Johnny) Green and his fiance, Cassandra Dabbs.


Alma Jean Parker Deason


Alma Jean Parker Deason,  93 of Shelbyville died February 5, 2024.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M.

She was born January 14, 1931 in Lincoln County, TN.; a retired cafeteria worker for Bedford County School System and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Herman and Velma Key Parker; her husband of 57 years, Donald Franklin Deason; daughter, Angela Reed; son, Anthony "Tony" Deason; granddaughter, Anna Deason; great grandchildren, Andrew F. Deason and Gloria Bane; brothers, Charles Parker, James Herman "J.H." Parker Jr., William Parker and Ellis Parker.

Alma is survived by her children, Cathy (Thomas) Leverette, Patricia "Pat" (Ricky) Donovan, David (Pat) Deason; sister, Geraldine Mason; sister-in-law and caregiver, Nell Deason; nineteen grandchildren; forty-five great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

 Memorials may be made to the Bible & Literature Missionary Foundation, 2201 Highway 231 S., Shelbyville, TN. 37160.



Richard Galen Wright


Richard Galen Wright, age 89, of Shelbyville, TN passed from this life on February 3, 2024, at the Alvin C. York Administration Medical Center after an extended illness.

A native of Camillus, New York, Richard was born on October 2, 1934 to the late Galen Herbert Wright & Dorothy Wolff Wright. He proudly served his country in the Army during Korean War. Richard was a woodworking master craftsman and he was member of Midland Heights Baptist Church.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by sons, Vincent Wright and Tim Wright; and sisters, Dorothy Guarniero and Joanne Fields.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Miller Wright; daughter, Kellei Wright of Gatlinburg, TN; sister, Sue Martin and husband Charles of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brothers, John Wright and wife Pat of Leander, TX, and Charles Wright and wife (Joani) of Sun City, CA; brothers-in-law, Gerard Guarniero of Greenville, SC and Jud Fields of Greenville,NC; lifetime friend, Dick (Tino) Martin of Camillus, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1PM Saturday Feb 10, 2024 in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Jim Sorrells and Tim Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle, TN. Visitation with the family will be held prior to the service beginning at 11 AM.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Michael W. "Skipper" Hines

Michael W. "Skipper" Hines,  59 of Shelbyville died February 3, 2024.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Brent Haley officiating.  Burialwill follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

He was an employee of Walmart Distribution Center; former member of the Tennessee National Guard and a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Wilson Hines and Carolyn Sue Bailey Hines; his grandparents, Ross and Katherine Hines, Ida Roth and John Bailey and a nephew, Andrew Purcell.   Michael is survived by his wife, Brenda "Missy" Freeman Hines; a daughter, Cassie (Jeremy) Hill; grandchildren, Savannah Grace Hill, Landon Michael Hill, Lily Claire Hill; brothers, Johnny Lee Hines, Timothy (Tabitha) Hines; sister, Katherine (John) Briggs and several nieces and nephews.



Mr. Steven Bernard Juk

Mr. Steven Bernard Juk, age 71, of Shelbyville, passed away February 3, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of his family, Aveanna Hospice, and the professional and caring staff at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Lynnette Locke Noteboom

Lynnette Locke Noteboom, age 56, of Bell Buckle, passed away January 27, 2024.

Funeral services will be 12 Pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

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

She was born August 10, 1967, in Bedford County, to the Sandra McMahon Locke and the late Leonard Locke, Sr.

In addition to her mother, survivors include her children, LaTosha (Windzel) Crumbough, Trenton Locke, and Tyler (Brooklyn) Noteboom; brothers and sister, Leonard Locke, Jr., Earl Locke, and Sherissa Locke.

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

Mr. Robert Grey Mohorn

Mr. Robert Grey Mohorn, age 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Aveanna Hospice.

Per his request, he will be cremated. Services may be held at a later date.

He was born, September 19, 1967, in Naples, Florida, to Joe B Mohorn, of Arkansas, and the late Marie E. Shockley Mohorn.

In addition to his father, survivors include his wife, Judy Lynn Hinson Mohorn, of Shelbyville; a brother, Donald Morhorn; numerous nieces and nephews.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Joyce Marie Brown

Joyce Marie Brown of Bell Buckle Tennessee age 66 died peacefully on Monday Jan 29, 2024 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Bedford County, Tennessee surrounded by her immediate family members.

Joyce was a unique individual who marched to the beat of her own drum. She loved her furry friends Boston and Lucy. Joyce retired from Yates after being employed for over 38 years at the Nissan plant in Smyrna and was living on the family farm in Bell Buckle.

Joyce graduated from Cascade High School in 1975. Joyce was born on July 21, 1957 in Wichita Kansas to Albert Dean Brown who died September 2002 and her mother Claudine Blake Brown who passed September of 2023.
Joyce Marie is survived by her three siblings, two brothers Joe Brown of Wartrace, Tennessee and Jimmy (Renee) Brown of Manchester, Tennessee and her sister Gina (Keith) Jones of Wartrace. Two nephews Justin (Svenja) Brown of Catawba, North Carolina and Brandon Floyd of Wartrace; and one great niece, Scarlet Brown of Catawba North Carolina. She is also survived by her Uncle Dale (Roberta) Blake of Danville, Nebraska and Aunt Neola Blake of McCook, Nebraska; Also several cousins of Nebraska and Colorado. Per her wishes she was cremated. A Celebrations of Life will be held in her memory at a later date and her ashes will be buried at Hollywood Cemetery.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, please celebrate her life by reaching out to someone with an act of kindness in her memory.

Ollie Steve Elliott

Ollie Steve Elliott, 70 of Normandy died January 31, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 3rd, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Blanton's Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M.

He was born March 7, 1953 in Coffee County, TN.  A retired Law Enforcement Officer of 28 years for the Shelbyville Police Department and the Bedford County Sheriff's Department; a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Baptist Church.

He loved farming and restoring cars and tractors. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. Elliott and Louise Goodwin Haynes; his first wife, Nettie Carole Elliott; a daughter, Joy Carole Elliott West; brothers, Johnny Dale Elliott and James David Elliott.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Rhone Elliott; a daughter,  Rachel Elliott (Tim) Cantrell; sons, Nathan Andrew (Linda) Hill, William Jeremy Hise, John (Guadalupe) Hise; a sister, Wanda DeSplinter; nine grandchildren, David (Michelle) Cantrell, Jessica (Wesley) Higdon, Andrew (Emily) Hill, Taylor (Cortney) Hill,Caitlin West, Lindsey West, Abigail Creson, Christopher Hise, Jay Hise; nine great grandchildren, Gabby, Nolan, James, Charlotte, Reed, Tripp, Millie, Aida and Alex.



Mr. Shawn Octavius Fulton

Mr. Shawn Octavius Fulton, age 59, of Shelbyville, passed away January 28, 2024., at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Alive Hospice.
Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Fayetteville, Tennessee.
The family will receive visitors one hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home.
He was born June 25, 1964, in Tullahoma, to the late Archie Bald Fulton and Jeanette Hendon Fulton. He was a well know known trainer of Tennessee Walking Horses.
Survivors include his companion of many years, Connie Brown; sons, Roshaun (Roycealyeen) Fulton, Marquetts McGuire, David Darrell, and Waymond McFarland; a daughter, Nashika Trice; brothers and sister, Jerome A. Hendon, Gary Fulton, Michael (Yvonne) Fulton, and Renee’ (Chris) Mayes.
(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming)
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Elinor Wright Brashear

Maiden Name Elinor Marie Wright
October 18,1925 - January 15, 2024
City of Death Surprise, Arizona
Place of Birth Wartrace, Tennessee
Survived by husband Sam Brashear

Elinor is survived by her husband, Sam Brashear and her four children who were her greatest legacy and her truest loves. David Rifkin and his wife Jane of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Diane Rifkin of Laguna Niguel, California, Terry Rifkin Hawn and her husband Chris of Dana Point, California and Ted Rifkin and his wife Cheri of Peoria, Arizona. Elinor was blessed with eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A visitation is planned on February 10, 2024, at the Feldhaus Memorial Chapel 2022 N Main St, Shelbyville, TN 37160. The family will receive visitors at 11:00a.m. in the chapel, with a service following at 11:30 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted by The Wartrace Methodist Church 305 Main St E, Wartrace, TN 37183

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Charles Milton Anderson

Charles Milton Anderson, 81 of Shelbyville died January 28, 2024. 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday , January 31st, at HillcrestFuneral Home Revs. Eddie Price and Mike Lovvornofficiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest MemorialGardens.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M.

He was born March 29, 1942 in Bedford County; a retired Fireman for Shelbyville Fire Department after 25 years and a member of the Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt Wilson Anderson and Josie Lee Redd Anderson; brothers, Matt Anderson Jr., Billy Anderson; sister, Juanita Frazier and half brother, James Brown.

Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda Joyce Campbell Anderson; children, Anthony Wilson "Tony" Anderson (Karen), Chad Lee Anderson (Lindsey), Matthew Wayne Anderson, David Franklin Anderson (Janet), Anita Sue Mastin; fifteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.



Mrs. Cordula “Cordy” Sievert Carlton

Mrs. Cordula “Cordy” Sievert Carlton, age 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2024, under the loving care and comfort of her family, Aveanna Hospice, and the professional and caring staff at Carriage House.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Martin S. Nutter will officiate, with burial to follow at Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community.

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

She was born October 31, 1929, in River Forest, Illinois, to the late Carl August and Clara Marten Sievert. She was retired executive assistant for Covenant Healthcare. She was very proud of her affiliation with AA and was a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Tullahoma.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fourteen years, John Carlton, Sr.; three brothers, Paul Sievert, Carl Sievert, and Clarence Sievert.

Survivors include step-daughter, Cynthia Carlton, of Greenbrier, step-son, John Carlton, Jr., of Christiana, and a niece, Jenny Adams.

Cordy would be honored with memorials made to Alcoholics Anonymous, 1113 S. High St., Columbia, TN 38401
931-381-1048

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Ann Hayes Richey Batts

Ann Hayes Richey Batts, age 85, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

 

Ann Hayes Richey Batts was born on December 1, 1938, in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Estelle Richey and her brother, Tommy Richey.

 

Ann was married to the late Travis Batts and they had one daughter, Leigh Ann Batts Maybee. Ann became a widow at a young age but was a devoted mother to Leigh Ann and a caregiver to her parents in their older years. Ann graduated from Donelson High School and later went to work at South Central Bell where she retired after 25 years

 

Ann was also Nana to Sarah, Matthew, and Ally Maybee. She also had a special relationship with her “favorite son-in-law”, Phillip Maybee (of course he is her only son-in-law).

 

For the last 7 years Ann has resided at The Carriage House assisted living in Shelbyville, TN where she was well taken care of by the staff.

 

But, most importantly, Ann became a Christian by accepting Jesus as her savior at the age of 13 at Donelson First Baptist. She served the Lord throughout her entire life and was an active member of Glenwood Baptist Church. We have peace knowing she is now in the presence of the Lord.

 

A gathering of family & friends for Ann will be held Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204, followed by a graveside service from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM.



Mrs. Charlotte Ann Stelzer

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Stelzer, age 76, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2024.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday, January 29, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Jeff Rasnick will officiate, with burial to follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

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

She was born April 13, 1947, in Mobile, Alabama, to the late Obie and Mary Elizabeth Enloe Hopkins. She was of the Protestant Faith and loved to work in her garden and flowers. She and her husband moved to Shelbyville, in 1986.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Loren Stelzer and a daughter, Marcella Swallows; brothers, Stanley Hopkins and Eddie Hopkins.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Robert Stelzer; daughters, Muriel (Billy) Jones, Katrina (Hyatt) Green, Camilla (Justin) Smith, and Rosetta (Adam) Shelby; a brother, Wally Hopkins and a sister, Debra (Wesley) Hughes; twelve grandchildren.

Charlotte would be honored with memorials to American Heart Association.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Donald Glenn Underwood

Donald Glenn Underwood, age 60, of Shelbyville, transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on January 13, 2024.

He was born September 24, 1963, to Bessie Underwood and the late Jake Underwood. Don’s early education began in the Bedford County School system, where he graduated from Shelbyville Central High School.

He had a love for building model cars, planes, and listening to music. He was employed by Bedford County Hospital, Tyson Foods, and DSC Recycling where
he worked for 13 years until his passing. Don is preceded in death by his father Jake Underwood and his sister Brenda Underwood.

He is survived by his mother, Bessie Underwood, brothers, James and Broderick Underwood; a daughter, Ryan (Jason) Underwood Serfas; two sons, Jason
Underwood and Donnie Earle; a granddaughter Zhimya Underwood; five aunts, six uncles, four nieces, one nephew, four great nephews, one great niece, two great-great nephews, and one great-great niece; and two special friends Donna Smith and BenJohnson.

In lieu of flowers, the family will receive donations at Heritage South Community Credit Union of Shelbyville under Donald Underwood.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 12 pm at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial to follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 11 am until 12 pm Thursday at the funeral home.


Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Mr. Henry “Jaby” Cooley

Mr. Henry “Jaby” Cooley, age 89, of Shelbyville, passed away January 22, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus.

Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

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

(Complete obituary information to be forthcoming)

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Ava Jan Williams

Funeral services for Ava Jan Williams, age 66, of Shelbyville, will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Sally Russell officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Cemetery. Mrs. Williams passed from this life January 22, 2024, at Vanderbilt-Bedford Hospital after an extended illness.

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

A native of Bedford County Mrs. Williams was born on May 13, 1957, to the late Layton Adcock and Betty Jane Freeman Adcock. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Adcock.

She was a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School class of 1975 and worked with Josten’s for 30+ years.

She is survived by; loving husband of 49 years, David Phillip Williams; sons, Eric Williams and Adam Williams all Shelbyville; grandson, Tucker Williams; sisters, Ginger (Mike) Smith and Tina Adcock both of Shelbyville; along with 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.



Melba Charlene Hill McDaniel


Melba Charlene Hill McDaniel, age 65, of Shelbyville, passed from this life January 21, 2024, at Lynchburg Nursing Center after an extended illness.

Born July 13, 1958, in Manchester, TN Charlene was the daughter of the late Charles Hill and Doris Ransom Hill. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Hill Brown.

She was mainly a homemaker that had a very loving and forgiving heart. She always loved listening to music and enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by son, Derrick McDaniel, daughter, Christy Gordon, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle, TN with Parker Brown officiating.

Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, prior to graveside service from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Doak-Howell Funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lynchburg Nursing Center for all the love and care they gave Mrs. Charlene.

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.



Michael Eugene Forrester

Michael Eugene Forrester, age 69, of Shelbyville, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2022, at Vanderbilt Hospital surrounded by his family.

Michael was born January 10, 1955, in Denver, Colorado to the late Frances Naomi Forrester and Bedford Hamilton Forrester.

Michael was a graduate of SCHS class of 1973 and attended TCAT. He worked as a machine operator at Eaton Corporation and Schneider Electric for the majority of his career. He enjoyed fishing, camping, riding his Harley and taking his late companion Kathryn York out for dinner. He will always be remembered for his sweet personality and his joking nature.

He is survived by his children, Frances (Doug) Simpson and Shanna Fanning; grandchildren, Cheyenne and Dakota Simpson of Wartrace; sister, Sharon (Bob) Feehrer; nephew, Nathan (Krista) Snyder; and niece, April (Bob) Chapman all of Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held prior to funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home.

The family would like to give a special Thank You to the loving and compassionate caregivers at Celebration Way Assistant Living.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital @ www.stjude.org or to the Bedford Cancer Foundation @ www.bedfordcancerfoundation.org.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Howard Austin Pinkston

Howard Austin Pinkston, age 77, of Shelbyville, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at his home surrounded by family after an extended illness. He was the husband of Shelley E. Pinkston. They shared 43 years of marriage together.

Born in Shelbyville, TN he was the son of the late Austin Pea Pinkston and late Fannie Jane Pinkston. He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1966.

Howard worked in the Automotive industry as a quality control inspector and retired from Century Mold.

Howard was a man of faith and attended Cannon United Methodist Church. He belonged to several organizations, Jail Ministry with CUMC, AM Vets, VFW 5019, Unionville Lions Club and Halls Mill Triangle Community Club to name a few. He enjoyed several hobbies like racing and antique tractor shows. He will be remembered for his trustworthiness and compassion for others and the love he had for his family.

He was survived by: his loving wife of 43 years, Shelley E. Pinkston; children, Chris (Lacey) Pinkston and Kristin (Brian) McBay; grandchildren, Tyler, Cameron, Allyssa and Logan all of Shelbyville. He was also survived by four brothers, Gale, Glenn, Michael and Terry Pinkston of Shelbyville.

He will have a Celebration of Life at Cannon United Methodist Church, 1001 South Cannon Blvd. Shelbyville, TN 37160 on February 11, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with Brother Doug Dezotell officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Unionville Lions Club, c/o Ezralee Swing, PO Box 2265, Shelbyville, TN 37162.


Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 



Clifton C. Jones

Clifton C. Jones, Jr., age 67, of Shelbyville, TN passed from this life on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Born on April 16, 1956, Clifton was the son of the late Clifton Jones, Sr. and Ray Jean Redd Jones. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by: sister, Cliffa Forsthe; brother, Carry Ronald Jones; and great grandson, Ezra Poole.

Clifton had worked as a material handler for Empire Pencil (32 years) and finished out his career with Shepenco (12 years) before retiring early in 2019 due to health concerns. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved to fish and enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. He was known by family and friends to be a cutup and loved to play practical jokes.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Betty Sue Melton Jones; children, Chris Jernigan, Linda (Ricky) Kirkland and Melissa Jones all of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Brittany Hee, Lori Poole and Ashton Jones; great grandchildren, Jaxon & Evelyn Hee and Olivia Poole; sisters, Debbie Stewart of Shelbyville and Nina Jones of OK; brothers, Billy (Muriel) Jones and Mark (Goldie) Jones; also several nieces and nephews.

A Celebrate of Life service will be held 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2024, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Rasnick officiating. Following services his remains will be cremated.

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

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


Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.

 



Mr. Glenn C. Eychner

Mr. Glenn C. Eychner, age 93, of Chapel Hill, passed away January 17, 2024, at his daughter’s home in Georgia.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday, January 26, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Jimmy West will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

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

He was born November 23, 1930, in Rome, New York, to the late Burt and Lula Eychner. He married Marjorie Trudell in 1953, and they spent 65 years together before her passing in 2018.

Teresa writes about her Dad:
He was a “man’s man”. Hardworking and devoted husband and father. He loved Harleys, Fords, traveling with his family, and my mom.

Retiring from General Motors in 1991, after 25 years of service, he was a man of few words. He did not talk just to say something. He served in the United States Army in Korea and he held membership in VFW, American Legion, and Lifetime Harley Owners Group.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, four brothers, Clyde, Harley, Whaley, and Leon, and one sister, Donna.
Survivors include three children, Clayton (Darlene) Eychner, of Unionville, Teresa (Allen) Beiriger, of Newnan, Georgia, and Roger (Elaine) Eychner, of Chapel Hill; a brother, Gene (Butch) Eychner, of Marion, Michigan; grandchildren, Angela Cleveland, Lisa Apostol, and Jessica Boyt; seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Glenn would be honored with memorials to your local VFW, American Legion, Wounded Warriors, or a veteran foundation of your choice.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mrs. Freida Henry Newell

Mrs. Freida Henry Newell, age 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2023, after an extended illness.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 4 PM Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at First Chirstian Church. Pastor Dan Asche will officiate.

The family will receive visitors 2 PM until service time Wednesday at the church.

She was born August 25, 1939, in Bedford County, to the late Dewey Lee and Jimmie Dean Henry, Sr. A 1957 graduate of Shelbyville Central High School, she worked alongside her husband, Bobby Newell, in the ownership and operation of Bobby Newell State Farm Insurance Agency. She was a faithful member of First Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brothers, Elizabeth Henry Hill, Dewey Lee Henry, Jr. and James Douglas Henry.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Robert Franklin “Bobby” Newell; a son, Eric Newell, and his wife, Robin, of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Parker Newell, and his wife Shelby, and Maggie Newell; nieces, Connie Reed and Cindy Peek.

Freida would be honored with memorials to First Christian Church, P.O Box 466, Shelbyville, TN 37162, 931-684-7467.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Dorothy Lee Adcock Bridges

Dorothy Lee Adcock Bridges,  97 of Shelbyville died January 19, 2024.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M.

She was born May 24,1926 in Bedford County and was a member of Singleton United Methodist Church.  She was a loving MeMaw to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lee Adcock and Addie Bell Burrow Adcock; her husband of 56 years, Herschel M. Bridges; a granddaughter, Erin Williams; sister, Mary Adcock; brothers, James Adcock, Thomas Adcock and Henry Adcock.

Dorothy is survived by her grandson, Jason (Lindsay) Williams of Shelbyville; great grandchildren, Kaleigh Houk, Kason Williams and Kennedi Williams; and a sister, Bobby Gene Husky of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Steven Paul Maldonado

Steven Paul Maldonado, a vibrant soul cherished by many, completed his earthly journey on January 16, 2024. Born on June 25, 1974, in Riverside, California, Steven was a beacon of joy and creativity throughout his life. He departed from this world in the warmth of his home in Spring Hill, Tennessee, surrounded by the love of his family.

Steven's life was a tapestry of loving relationships and passionate pursuits. He is survived by his devoted wife, Amanda Maldonado, and their children: Ethan, Michael B., Michael J., Nate, and Kira. His legacy of kindness and laughter is also carried on by his brother, Joey Maldonado, and sister-in-laws, Erin Gatward and Abbey McCord,  and his revered parents, Steve and Carol Maldonado. Nieces, Ella McCord, Mallorie "Jeanne" Maldonado, and Tayte McCord further embody his enduring spirit. Steven's in-laws, Jimmy and Denise Valentine, along with many aunts and uncles, share in the family's sorrow and remembrance. Preceding him in death were his brother, Michael "Thumper" Maldonado, and his grandparents, Charles & Patricia Walters and Steve & Lorraine Maldonado.

Professionally, Steven was respected as a meticulous vehicle inspector, a role in which he took great pride and demonstrated exceptional skill. His work was not just a job but a testament to his dedication and attention to detail.

Beyond his professional life, Steven’s soul truly came alive through music. For 25 years, he graced stages and captivated audiences as a member of the band "Groove Addiction." Alongside band members JJ Benson, Ricky Lay, Bryan Pyzer, and many others, Steven's musical journey was a reflection of his adventurous and creative spirit. The band's rhythms and melodies were an extension of his own heartbeat – full of life, love, and an infectious energy that could light up any room.

Those who knew Steven would describe him as funny, creative, and adventurous. His humor was a gift that he shared generously, bringing laughter to both friends and strangers alike. His creativity was not confined to music; it was evident in every aspect of his life, from how he solved problems to how he expressed his love for his family. And his adventurous nature led him on many journeys, both literal and metaphorical, always with a sense of excitement for the unknown.

As we reflect on Steven's life, we are reminded of the words of the great poet Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Steven made us all feel loved, valued, and full of joy. His laughter, his music, and his zest for life have left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Steven's life was a song, a composition that resonated with the chords of compassion, creativity, and love. As we say goodbye to this extraordinary man, we take solace in the melodies he left behind – in our memories, in his music, and in the laughter that still echoes in the spaces he once filled. His was a life well-lived, and his legacy will continue to inspire and uplift us all.

Steven Paul Maldonado will be deeply missed, yet forever remembered. His journey on earth has concluded, but the harmony he created will reverberate for generations to come.

Charles Joseph Cares

Charles Joseph Cares, 84, of Murfreesboro (formerly of Shelbyville) died January 15, 2024.

Charles Joseph Cares was born July 25, 1939 in Peabody, Massachusetts. He moved here in the late 1960s to work at Coey Tanning in Wartrace with his father. The leather industry was in his genes which he passed to one of his sons and grandsons. He loved his red wine and could be found with a glass every afternoon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Thomas and Marion Barbara Cares. He is survived by his wife, Madge Parker Cares of Murfreesboro; his children, Beth (Mark) Smith of Shelbyville, Chuck (Masami) Cares of Murfreesboro, James Cares, Jeff Cartwright, Chris Cartwright and Marinda (Kevin) Grissom of Shelbyville; his grandchildren, Ryan (Jessica) Smith, Courtney (Nick) Young, Chase (Lorrie) Cares,
Will Cares, Daleigh Cares, Naomi Abe, Keita Abe, Zeke (Katy) Grissom and Zoey Grissom; his great grandchildren, Ryder and Boone Smith, Cam, Croy
and Charlie Young, Parker and Brooks Grissom, Colten Cares.

Per his request he will be cremated, and his ashes will be placed beside his parents. A small amount of ashes will be spread at Chimney Tops in the Smokies by his children. It was his wish to have no service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1629 Williams Dr., Murfreesboro, TN., 37129; the Alzheimer's Association or the American
Cancer Society.


Carol Sue Rowland Caton

Carol Sue Rowland Caton, age 76, of Chapel Hill, passed away January 16, 2024.

Per her request, there will be no public services.

She was born November 10, 1947, in Berkley, California, to the late Ferol and Winifred Lucille Mosier Cox. She was retired from General Motors Corporation, and held membership at First Assembly of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Lou Dominquez.

Survivors include her husband, James B. Caton, son, Kirk Rowland; steps-son, James B. Caton, II; sisters in law, Lois Linder, of Springfield, Missouri, Kathy Caton, of St. Jo, Missouri, and Trina Reeder, of Stuartsville, Missouri; brother in law, Raymond Dominquez; grandchildren, Naomi Tahmassebi, of Shelbyville.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Louise Dowdy Davies Kneller

Louise Dowdy Davies Kneller 93 of Mt. Juliet, TN. (formerly of Bell Buckle) died January 16, 2024.  She was born December 18, 1930 in Sedalia, Missouri.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Ben Dowdy and Fern Lucille Hodges Swearinger; sons, Lynn David Hyatt, Donald Dowdy
and a daughter, Teresa Hyatt Richardson.    

She is survived by her children, Juanita Ann Storz of Mt. Juliet, Debbie Louise Burns of Bon Aqua,. Leonard Dewey (Toni) Hyatt of Crossville; brothers, David Elvis (Sue) Dowdy of Iowa; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Margaret Aline Majors

Margaret Aline Majors, a beacon of kindness and love, passed away peacefully at her home in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, on January 14, 2024, at the age of 93. Born on November 26, 1930, in White County, Tennessee, Margaret's life was a testament to the power of nurturing and thoughtfulness.

Margaret's journey began as the cherished daughter of James Robert Pinkston and Celia Nabns Tabores. She grew up imbued with the values of family and community that would become the hallmark of her life. Margaret's heart found its match in Sherman Seadeek, and together they built a life filled with joy and compassion until his passing. She was also preceded in death by her beloved son Gary Hatchett, her granddaughter Leslie Matthews, and her treasured parents and a beloved grandchild.

Left to honor Margaret's legacy are her devoted children, son Donald Hatchett of Bell Buckle, and daughter Norma Gail Floyd of Shelbyville. Her love and lessons will live on through her five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who were the light of her life. Each of them carries a piece of Margaret's spirit, woven into the fabric of their beings.

Throughout her life, Margaret embraced the role of a homemaker with an unwavering dedication that went beyond the walls of her own home. She created an environment where everyone felt welcome, and her nurturing presence was a comforting constant to all who knew her. Her love extended to the community through her involvement in various associations, where she made lasting contributions with her gentle guidance and wise counsel.

Margaret's passion for collecting dolls was more than a hobby; it was a reflection of her appreciation for the beauty and innocence of life. Each doll in her collection was cared for with the same love and attention she gave to her family and friends.

Those who knew Margaret would describe her as loving, kind, and thoughtful—a true embodiment of these virtues. Her life was a living example of the well-known quote by Mother Teresa, "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." Margaret may not have sought greatness, but she achieved it through countless acts of love, both big and small.

As we bid farewell to Margaret Aline Majors, we celebrate a life that was rich in love and grace. Her memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to feel the warmth of her presence. Though she has left this earthly realm, the impression she made on the hearts of her family and friends will endure forever.

Services will be announced at a later time. 



Susan E. Moulder Simmons

Funeral services for Susan E. Moulder Simmons, age 57, of Shelbyville, will be held 1 PM Sunday January 14, 2024, at Doak Howell Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Smith Officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Herman Cemetery. Mrs. Simmons passed from this life Thursday at Vandy-Bedford Hospital.

Visitation with the family will be held from 4-7PM Saturday January 13, 2024, at the funeral home.

A native of Shelbyville Susan was the daughter of Ralph Moulder who survives and the late Faye Smith Moulder. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Shelbyville Central High School Class of 1984.

Mrs. Simmons is survived by children; Matthew (Mindy) Simmons of Manchester, and Cain Cook of Shelbyville, grandchildren; Shelby, Austin, and Dillon, aunt; Betty (Wendell) Smith, and uncle; Coy Moulder. Also, many cousins and extended family.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.



Billy Leo " Butch" Potts

Billy Leo " Butch" Potts, Jr., age 58, of Nashville, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2024, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family, the most capable staff of the Heart of Mary House, and Alive Hospice.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, January 14, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.

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

He was born January 30, 1965, in Shelbyville, to Billy Leo and Donna Bryan Potts, Sr. He was a truck driver and worked previously with Paramount in Murfreesboro. He was a faithful member of St. Edwards Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Sharon Seibers, and her husband Quincy; a niece, Heather Farley and a nephew, Charles "Dink" Reed, Jr.; great nieces, Bella LaFarlett and Alexis LaFarlett.

The family wants to give a special “Thank You’ to his church family and friends at the Heart of Mary and Alive Hospice.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Dianna Prater Evans



Dianna Prater Evans, 72 of the Flat Creek Community died January 11, 2024. 

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 14th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Jim Sorrells officiating. Burial will follow at Rosebank Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M.

She was born September 17, 1951 in Monroe, Michigan; retired employee of Jack Daniels Distillery where she was the First Fully Certified Female FireFighter of the Jack Daniels Fire Brigade.

Dianna never met a stranger.  She was a kind, down to earth lady who loved her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Bertha Bates Prater; her husband, Jimmy D. Evans and sisters, Patricia Matlock and Deborah Prater.
Dianna is survived by her children, Jody (Erin) Hensley of Murfreesboro, Sheila Hensley of Manchester, Gregory Evans of Grandview, TN., Adam (Alex) Evans of Spring City, TN., Cheyenne (Billy) Eldridge of Shelbyville; her brothers and sisters, Tony (Capri) Prater, Carrie Phelps, Milford (Kathy) Prater of Shelbyville, Peggy (Dean) Hanger of Winchester; nine grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Family would like to thank her wonderful friends and caregivers, Tammy Cooke and Isabel "Blue" Hinojosa.



Anthony Wayne Richards

Anthony Wayne Richards, age 56, of Shelbyville, passed away January 10, 2024.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.

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

He was born September 30, 1967, in Florence, Alabama. Although born with a lot of challenges, Tony lived an enjoyable and productive life, thanks to his loving family and caregivers. He loved to go on adventures to Wal Mart and other places.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Virginia Lee Dunnavant, his father, Denver Charles Richards, Jr., step father, John Dunnavant, and a brother, Dennis Richards.

Survivors include sisters and brother, Denise Richards, Belinda Richards, Regina (Gary) Dunnavant, Mary Richards-Raper, and Duke Richards; a host of nieces and nephews, and the caregivers who took such great care of him and showed him lots of love.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mr. Cliffton Gene Jorgenson

Mr. Cliffton Gene Jorgenson, Jr., age 65, of Shelbyville, passed way January 7, 2024.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 5 PM Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at First Christian Church. Brother Collin Jorgenson and Pastor Dan Ashe will officiate.

The family will receive visitors 3 PM until service time Tuesday at the church.

He was born July 30, 1958, in Morocco. He worked in real estate for over 30 years and was the owner of Gene Jorgenson Realty in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Gene loved to tend to his garden and work in his yard. He was loved by his family and many friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Janie Louise Fisher Smithson and Albert Lee Smithson; brothers, Timothy Lee Jorgenson, David Michael Jorgenson, and James Robert Jorgenson; a niece, Belinda Michele Jorgenson.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Rose Livesay, and her husband Josh; grandchildren, Cash, Case, and Lorelei Livesay; a sister, Kathy Reed, and her husband Johnny; nephews, Collin Jorgenson, and his wife, Lisa, Steven Jorgenson and his wife Yolanda; nieces, Rebecca Jorgenson, Ashley Reed, and Tripp Reed, and his wife Victoria.

Gene would be honored with memorials to First Christian Church or Bethany Hills Church Camp, 1080 Bethany Hills Road, Kingston springs, TN 37082.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Lori Jane Jordan

Lori Jane Jordan, age 55, of Fosterville, passed away January 7, 2024.

Funeral services will be 1 Pm Friday, January 12, 2024, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Jimmy Gray will officiate, with burial to follow in Fosterville Cemetery.

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

She was born May 28, 1968, in Harvey, Illinois, to the late Lester Earl and Brenda Joan Borne Riddle. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lee “Junebug’ Jordan, Jr. and a sister, Leslie Dawn Riddle.

Survivors include her children, Ryan Guptill, Justin (Holly) Stafford, and Erin Prince (Jeffrey Leverette); step daughter, LaRissa (Russell) Stem; a sister, Lisa Ann Posey; grandchildren, Rylan Matthew Guptill, Braxton Matthew Guptill, Makaylie Ann Marie Guptill, Jacob Leverette, Hannah Leverette, Levi Leverette, Emaliegh Stafford, Jackson Stafford, Christopher Stafford, Peyton Stafford, and Hannah Kirk; step grandchildren, Haleigh Jordan, and Amber Stem; one step great grandchild.

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.