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Obituaries

JACOBS, MR. GARY WAYNE, 59, ( June 14, 1957 – March 10, 2017)  died unexpectedly Friday, March 10, 2017 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Gary was born on June 14, 1957 and raised in Sewanee, Tennessee. He worked at Goodman Manufacturing, Inc in Fayetteville, Tennessee. He had been employed previously with Shaw Industries for over 20 years. He loved to ride his Harley, classic rock music, and spending time with friends and family. Gary is survived by his daughter, Alicia (David) Pitts, of Woodbury, Tennessee; fiancé, Pennye Champion, of Winchester, Tennessee; and numerous cousins and countless friends. He is preceded in death my his mother, Bertha Louise Jacobs; grandparents, Sam and Ollie Mae Jacobs; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 18, 2017 with visitation from 10:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Cumberland Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
SCOTT, MRS. MARY A., age 78, (October 24 1938 – March 10, 2017),  of Sewanee passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, at STRHS- Winchester. Mrs. Scott had retired from the cafeteria at St. Andrews-Sewanee School. She was a daughter of the late George Mitt Tate and Flossie Wise Tate and was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Scott; brothers, Rance, Bill and Tim Tate; sister, Louise Hamby; granddaughter, Elizabeth Scott Sanders. Survivors include her sister, Cindy Jane Tate; children, Sherry Dykes, Timothy (Edith) Scott, Milton (Donna) Scott, Paul Scott, Mark (Susan) Scott; grandsons, William Lee Scott and Joshua Dykes; granddaughters, Rachel (Danny), Laura Scott; great-grandsons, Timothy Sanders, Devin Sanders; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Mickey Henley officiating. Burial will be in Monteagle Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 4-8 P.M. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle.
RHEA, MRS. MARY RUTH, age 76, (June 25, 1940 – March 1, 2017) of Tracy City, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at STRHS of Winchester. Mrs. Rhea was born June 25, 1940 in Cowan, TN to the late Carl Lowe and the late Louise Patty Lowe. She was a homemaker and attended Baker’s Chapel Church. She is survived by her husband, Eddie Rhea; sister, Mildred “Mickey” Melton; nephews, Jack Lowe, Steve Melton and wife Kim; nieces, Sherry Caldwell and husband Tim, Kim Hall and husband Marty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Kenny, Herman, and Louis Lowe. Funeral Services will be at Foster and Lay Funeral Home in the chapel Saturday, March 4, at 12:00 Noon with Bro. Larry Layne officiating. Burial will follow in the Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a period of visitation Friday from 5 until 9 PM. Online condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net Foster and Lay Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
LOCKHART, MRS. CECILIA, G., 75, (1941 – 2017),  of the Griffiths Creek Community, died, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born in Pitcher, Oklahoma on March 7, 1941 to Clay F. and Imogne Moreland Smith who preceded her in death along with her husband, Harold Lockhart; daughter, Brenda Lee Olters.  She is survived by her sons, James (Renita) Lockhart, Whitwell, Bill and David (Melanie) Lockhart both of Dunlap; brother, Bruce Smith, Denton, TX; sister, Linda Henry, Austin, TX; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ernest Lockhart officiating. Burial followed in the Griffiths Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
NUNLEY, MR. MARK DOUGLAS, age 63, passed away at his home in Fernandina Beach, FL, on Friday, March 3, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with leukemia. He is preceded in death by his father, Alvin Jr. and brother, Tim Nunley.Mark is survived by his wife of 15 years, Shirley; children, Robert (Harmony), Libby (Jason); mother, Violet; brother, Greg (Nancy); sisters, Rita (Willie), Geneva (Bill), Nila (Smiley), Marlene (Mike), and Terry (Rick); 11 grandchildren.Mark was retired from CSX railroad after 30 plus years of service. He was a pastor for the Primitive Baptist Church in Davenport, Fl. He was also a long term member of the MacClenny Baptist Church with his pastor David Crawford and a host of beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Orange Hill Church in Tracy City, burial will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M Thursday at the church. Please consider memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , Baptist/MD Anderson Cancer Center at Jacksonville or Mayo Hospital at Jacksonville. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
NUNLEY, MRS. MARY MAGDALENE, “DUCK”, 102, (1914 – 2017), of Coalmont, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at the STRHS- Sewanee Hospital. She was born in Tracy City, Tennessee on April 22, 1914, to Morgan and Beulah Carrick Johnson who preceded her in death along with her husband, James H. Nunley; sons, Clarence, Max and George Ladue Nunley; daughters, Janie Smartt and Elaine Shadrick; sisters, Betty Sue Johnson and Ruby G. Curtis; brothers, Elbert, Loys, Bill, Barney, Jack and Wesley Johnson; granddaughter, Penelope Liz Nunley; grandsons, Donnie, Michael "Mody" Nunley, Jeff Seagroves, and Allan Lawson; step-children, Bill Nunley, Charles Nunley, and Gladys McGee. She is survived by her son, Joe (Ann) Nunley; daughters, Jean Nunley, Lois Seagroves, Donna (Bernard) Knost, Ruth (Bill) Braden, Pamela Nunley (Craig Morris), and Paula "Kate" (Barry) Braden; sister, Josephine Caldwell; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.She was a member of the Chestnut Springs Congregational Methodist Church and the Orange Hill Memorial Association.Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Freddie Savage and James Caldwell officiating. Burial followed in the Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN
TROGLIN, MR. TONY, DALE, 54, (1962 – 2017), of Gruetli-Laager, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the STRHS-Sewanee Hospital. He was born in Dunlap, TN on August 18, 1962 to Buster Troglin and Ruby Keener Troglin who preceded him in death along with his father-in-law, Harold Kilgore.
He was a member and Deacon of the Bibleway Holiness Church and had worked at Oster in McMinnville. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Kilgore Troglin; sister, Sheila Johnston; brother, Ricky Keener; mother-in-law, Betty Kilgore; special aunt and uncle, Claude and Alene Layne; special nephew, Lee Kilgore, special nieces, Brittany Hunter and Becca Cooper and many loving nieces and nephews.mFuneral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor J.L. Robinson and Bro. Don Layne officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee.
MS. DAISY, KATHERINE, age 72, of the Jump Off community near Sewanee, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Bill Owens officiating. Burial was in Monteagle Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.
NUNLEY, MR, BOBBY, C., 81, of Wickliffe. Mr. Nunley passed away February 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 17, 1936 in Pelham, TN. Bobby was an arc welder for Park Drop Forge for 42 years, retiring in 1998.He was a member of Willoughby Bible Church.Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Magdalene A. (Moore); daughters, Glenda (Chris) Terrell and Victoria (James) Yenchus; grandchildren, Deidra Scott, Alexander Yenchus, Mackenzie (Jon) Smart, and Erica (Gerard) Bardon; great-grandchildren, Troy and Ethan Scott and Oliver and Oren Bardon; sisters, Margaret Sanders and Henrietta Moses.He was preceded in death by his parents, Lish and Mildred Nunley; brothers, LJ and Wilson Nunley and sister Glenna Fae Brownfield.Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the funeral home chapel with Minister Brett Meeks officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-9 PM Tuesday February 28, 2017 at Cumberland Funeral Home Monteagle, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland OH 44110.Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle. 
 KING, MRS. SHIRLEY, ANN, 67, (1949 – 2017) of Gruetli-Laager, passed away at her home Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on April 9, 1949 to Charles David White and Lois Elizabeth Stewart White who preceded her in death along with her husband, Morris King; sons, Richard Green and Derek King.She is survived by her daughter, Melisha Green; sisters, Charlotte (Dave) Fults and Kay White; grandchildren, Kelsey, Kaylee, Alaura and Sherry Green; great grandson, Edan; niece, Shannon (Jared) Hargis; great nephew, Ethan Hargis.Funeral services were held Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating. Burial followed in the White Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN
SCISSOM, MRS. KAY, 61, of Palmer, passed away in the morning hours on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with her brother Rev. Ronnie Partin officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN
GARNER, MRS. KATHY SAMPLEY, age 59, (October 13, 1957 – February 14, 2017), of Pelham passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in STRHS in Winchester. She was retired from Tennessee Department of Public Health as a regional administrator. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, James B. and Minnie Ruth Sampley; sister Nell Wilson; brother, Jimmy Ray Sampley, her children’s father, Kerry Clay and her husband, Phillip Garner. Survivors include her children, Phillip Clay and Mindi Clay Parker; brothers, Richard (Angela Short) Sampley, Robert “Wayne” ( Kathleen) Sampley, David Sampley; sisters, Barbara (Tommy) Meeks, Delores Jean (Edward “Bud”) Knott, Brenda (Charles) Cook; grandchildren, Rylee Westerfield and Jacob Knight; several nieces, nephews and an eternal friend, Debbie Shrum. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 25 at Monteagle First Baptist Church, 239 1st Street from 2-6 P.M. Online condolences may be made at:www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.
MEEKS, MRS MYRA, age 63, (May 2, 1953 – February 12, 2017),  of Tracy City passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, in a Chattanooga hospital. She was a daughter of the late Stanley and Eva Phipps Meeks and was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Meeks and sister, Linda Roberts. She is survived by a sister, Carol Gilliam, Manchester; uncles, Wayne (Barbara) Phipps, Cohutta, GA, Allen Phipps of East Ridge; special friends and cousins, Tom Meeks, Denny Meeks and Dale Phipps. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ray Winton officiating. Burial will be in Coalmont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, TN. 

 

NUNLEY, MRS. OPAL, FAYE,(March 13, 1941 – February 14, 2017), 75, passed away, Tuesday February 14, 2017 at the Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville, TN. She was born in McMinnville on March 13, 1941 to William Horton Hobbs and Ida Mai Fults Hobbs who preceded her in death along with her husband, Kermit Ray Nunley; sister, Juanita Hobbs.She owned and operated Nunley’s Grocery “Opal’s” in Altamont right up until her health declined. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Tracy City.She is survived by her son, Wade (Lisa) Nunley; daughter, Odell (Gary) Childers; brother, Douglas (Joyce) Hobbs; sisters, Linda (Charles) Childers and Treva (Larry) Campbell; grandchildren, Erik (Heather) Childers, Misty (Michael) Griffith, Cody (Brittney) Childers, Hunter, Carson and Allie Nunley; great grandchildren, Madison and Macie Childers; several loving nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Craig Kimbro, Charles and Willie Childers officiating with burial to follow in the Airview Cemetery. Visitation: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM Wednesday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

MEEKS, MS. MYRA, (May 2, 1953 - February 12, 2017, age 63 of Tracy City passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, in a Chattanooga hospital. She was a daughter of the late Stanley and Eva Phipps Meeks and was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Meeks and sister, Linda Roberts. She is survived by a sister, Carol Gilliam, Manchester; uncles, Wayne (Barbara) Phipps, Cohutta, GA, Allen Phipps of East Ridge; special friends and cousins, Tom Meeks, Denny Meeks and Dale Phipps. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ray Winton officiating. Burial will be in Coalmont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, TN.

SWEETON, MR. CHARLES, L. “SKIPPER”,(July 13, 1947 – February 6, 2017), 69, went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family, Church family and Pastor. He was born on July 13, 1947. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy D. Scissom; sister-in-law, Kathy Scissom. Skipper was a Sergeant in the US Army. He retired from Nissan after 17 years of Service. He was a member of the Cagle Community Church.He is survived by his son, Anthony (Jennifer) Sweeton; grandchildren, Taylor (Dalton) Holt, Mackenzie, Rylee and Jace Sweeton; mother, Dola Tate Scissom; brothers, Nicky, Ronald (Teresa) and Ricky (Connie special care giver) Scissom; sisters, Sandra Rankin, Patricia (Kelly) Haddock; 7 nephews, 7 nieces; 9 great nephews, 7 great nieces; 1 great great nephew.Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Darrell Nance officiating along with the Agee Family and Military Honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Wednesday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

MELTON, MR. DELBERT CARLTON, “BALDY”, (September 27, 1936 - February 6, 2017), age 80, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2017 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents Carl David and Thelma Melton. Survivors include his wife Mildred “Mickey” Melton, Hillsboro, TN; son, Steven (Kim) Melton, Tracy City, TN; daughter, Kim (Marty) Hall, Athens, AL. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Clayton Jones officiating, burial will be in the Clouse Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. At the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee; Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

PRICE, MR. BRANDON, LEE, (March 1, 1991 – February 6, 2017), Services for Brandon Lee Homer Price age 25 of Tracy City will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Brandon's goal in life was sharing life with all his family that he loved with all his heart. He said his nieces and nephews were his heartbeat, they gave him the will to live. He said he wanted to always be there to share love & life and to watch them grow up.Survivors include his father Warren Price and his wife Debbie of Tipton, GA, Sheila Meler and her husband, Michael Paulk of Tracy City; grandmother, Pamela Foglesong, Tracy City; aunts, Carrie Castro (Goob) and Denise Eastwood (Michael); uncle David McDaniel and several aunts and uncles in California; nephew, Aidan; nieces Anna Kay and Aubree Anna; several cousins; sisters, Brittany Meler (Gary) and Pamela Price. The family will receive friends Tuesday 1-9 P.M. At the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

BYERS,MR. G. C., (May 22, 1951 - February 5, 2017), 65, passed away Sunday February 05, 2017 at his home in Monteagle. He was born in Manchester, Tennessee on May 22, 1951 to Bill and Hattie Mae Byers who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Kenneth, Eugene, Danny, and George; sisters, Louise, and Janice. He is survived by his sons, Walter Ray Byers (Oregon), Shane Kelly Byers (Oregon), Bobby Huffstuttler (Tracy City, Tn.), Chopper Huffstuttler (Monteagle, Tn.), Edward Byers (Monteagle, Tn.), David G.C. Byers (Fayetteville), Dylan Ray Byers (Fayetteville), and Mason Jacob Kane Byers; daughters, Janice Marie Byers (Osmotherly, Wyoming), and Teresa Meeks (Monteagle, Tn.); sister, Beverly Patterson (Winchester, Tn.); several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Lappin Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle, Tennessee.

MEEKS, MR. CHARLES, Palmer,(October 22, 1950 – February 1, 2017, 66, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2017 at the STRHS-Winchester Hospital. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 22, 1950 to Mart Clinton Meeks and Mary Juanita Henderson Meeks. He was retired from A O Smith in McMinnville. He is survived by his wife, Edna King Meeks; son, Eddie (Denise) Meeks, Decherd; daughters, Lisa (Daniel) Crabtree and Natalie (Morris) Reeves; sisters, Barbara (Taylor) Creighton, Mary (Kay) Roberts and Donna (Late Bobby) Rollins; grandchildren, Lorren Land, Brittany Meeks, Mackenzie Reeves, Mark Meeks, Kasadee Crabtree and Josh Yates; great grandchildren, Jayven, Jexten, Anaston and Ansley; several nieces, nephews and special friends Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minsiter Alton Scruggs officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

SHRUM, MR. JEFFREY, (1953 – 2017), 53, of Winchester, Tennessee died Friday January 27, 2017 at his homein Palmer with his family at his bedside. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1963. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Bailey Shrum; sister, Cathy Holt.He is survived by his wife, Cindy White Shrum; mother, Fran Thomas; son, Justin Lee Shrum; daughter, Crystal Marie Shrum; brother, Carl Lee Shrum; sister, Mary Lynn Nevin; grandchildren, Matthew, Kyndra, Alexis, Makayla and Brayden; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Danny Coffelt and Bro. John Poston officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

HORTON, MR. DAVID ALLEN, (July 24, 2004 – January 31, 2017) Services for David Allen “Boo Boo” Horton age 12 will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Foster & Lay Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mike Rigsby officiating. BooBoo departed this life for his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.Boo Boo was adored and loved by everyone who met him, he was truly a special child. He liked Ninja Turtles and the Angry Birds, listening to music, including Let It Go from Frozen and I'll Fly Away which were two of his favorites. Survivors include his mother, Amanda Horton (Mark Carrick); father, David Horton; sister, Deserae Horton; grandparents, Wilson and Kathy Horton, Phyllis and Benny Carrick. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Judy Meeks. Matthew 18: 1-5 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Mike Rigsby officiating, the family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-9 P.M. At the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

SHRUM, MR. RAY, (May 9, 1938 - January 27, 2017), 78, passed away Friday January 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Marion County near Pryor Ridge on May 9, 1938 to Taylor William and Julia Harris Shrum who preceded him in death along with his brother, Billy Griffith. Ray was a heavy equipment operator retiring from the Tennessee Department of Transportation then went to work for his close friend, John Blevins of John Blevins Construction working right up until his health declined. He was one of the original organizers and builders of the Fiery Gizzard Sportsman Club. Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law to his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and fishing with friends, family and his great grandson. He also liked cooking outside on the property with his family. Ray was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or family member in need. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dola Gibbs Shrum; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Shrum; granddaughters, Tabitha (Derrick) Clark and Danielle (Tommy) Hensley; great grandchildren, Katie and Taylor; brothers, Donald and Mike Shrum; sisters, Orpha (Russ Buchannon) Myers and Peggy Gross; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 1:00 Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Dennis Rollins officiating with burial to follow in the Plainview Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sunday at Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee.On line condolences may be amde at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

 

LADD, MR CHARLES, DWIGHT, (November 12, 1974 - January 26, 2017), 42, of Monteagle, Tennessee passed away Thursday January 26, 2017 at STRHS Sewannee. He was born in Sewanee on November 12, 1974. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Ladd; grandparents, Jessie Caldwell Ladd, John W. Ladd, Johnny Bear and Marrie Westerfield; brother, Billy Floyd. Charles is survived by his father John David Ladd, son, John Dylan Ladd; brothers, Johnny Westerfield and Chris Ladd; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2:00 PM January 28, 2017 at Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee. With brother John Westerfield and brother Ralph Shrum officiating. Burial: Monteagle Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, January 27, 2017 from 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM at Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee. www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

BASHAM, MRS. PATSY, ANN HOBBS,(1968 – 2017), 48, died Wednesday January 25, 2017 from injuries she received in a automobile accident. She was born in Coalmont, Tennessee on July 11, 1968. She was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Bryan Hobbs; sister, Gail Winton. She is survived by her mother, Oma Lee Risner Hobbs; sons, Kobe (Amanda) Allen, Smithville, TN and Dante (Deborah) Allen, Manchester, TN; sister, Sheila Hobbs; brothers, Jerry and Gary (Vicki) Hobbs; 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Cremation was chosen. There will be no service at the funeral home.

WINTON, MR. TIMOTHY DEAN, (November 13, 1964 - January 23, 2017), age 52 of Pelham, Tennessee won his battle with cancer when he went to be with Jesus on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:37 a.m. surrounded by his family. Born in Winchester on November 13, 1964 he was an amazing Godly family man. He told his nurses that he wanted to continue the fight so that he could just be with his family and he was very excited that his son and daughter-in-law were planning to adopt his first grandchild and he would be called Poppy. Tim graduated from Tennessee School for the Blind in Donelson, Tennessee in 1984, he was born legally blind, however he never allowed that little inconvenience to limit him in anyway. He was always a hard worker and a good provider for his family. Survivors include his son, Zachary (Sierra) Winton; step-son, Michael Myers; mother, Frankie Winton; sisters, Patricia Fuqua and Gayle (Jerry) VanHooser; brother, Mike (Vicki) Winton; nieces and nephews, Melissa King, Troy King, Heather King, Heath (Jessica) Winton, Josh (Lindsay) Winton, Nathan (Jill) Myers, Ryan (Misty) VanHooser, Alice (Nick) Roberts and a host of great nieces and nephews and special friends, Jeff Roach, Annette and Christian Williams, Hazelene Byrum and Sharon Winton. Tim is preceded in death by his loving wife, Teresa Winton. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Jack Nance, Brother Ray Winton and his son, Zachary officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.Tim was a big supporter of the Grundy County Lions Club. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Grundy County Lions Club in memory of Tim Winton, C/O Whitney Brown, Treasurer, 1470 Colony Road, Coalmont, Tennessee 37313. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle, Tennesse

 

LAYNE, MR. LARRY DEAN, ,(1949-2017), 67, of Gruetli-Laager, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Waters of Winchester nursing home. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 6, 1949 to Joe Thomas Layne and Elsie Aline McHone Layne Turner who preceded him in death along with his daughter, Rebecca Gail Layne and his brother, Danny Joe Layne.He was a 6 year veteran of the United States Air Force and worked at Industrial Finish Materials in Detroit, Michigan then retired back to Tennessee. He is survived by his brothers, Crandle Layne, Coalmont, Craig (Sandra) Layne, New Baltimore, Michigan and Curtis (Karen) Turner, Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Military Honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard and Pastor Willard Griffin officiating. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

DAVIS, MR. EDIE, DAVIS (Edie), 82, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 while residing at the National Health Care in Dunlap. She was born in Newbert Springs, TN in Knox Co. to George H. and Mary Elizabeth Thomas Lemons who preceded her in death along with her husband, Alfred B. Davis; son, Michael Griffy; brother, J.L. Lemons. A registered nurse for almost 50 years of service. She worked in hospitals, a headstart nurse and in home health care. She served her community and beyond by starting churches, working with internationals, and going on multiple mission trips abroad.She is survived by her son, Tony Griffy of Chattanooga; daughter, Beth Griffy Caldwell of Signal Mountain; step-son, Kelsie (Geraldine) Davis; step-daughter, Aline (Doyle) Minton; 7 grandchildren who were her pride and joy and loved dearly.  A private graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Fall Creek Cemetery. A visitation/reception will be 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Signal Mountain Baptist Church Christian Life Center. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

Timothy Dean Winton 

WINTON, MR. TIMOTHY, DEAN (November 13, 19664 – January 23, 2017, age 52 of Pelham, Tennessee won his battle with cancer when he went to be with Jesus on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:37 a.m. surrounded by his family.Born in Winchester on November 13, 1964 he was an amazing Godly family man. He told his nurses that he wanted to continue the fight so that he could just be with his family and he was very excited that his son and daughter-in-law were planning to adopt his first grandchild and he would be called Poppy. Tim graduated from Tennessee School for the Blind in Donelson, Tennessee in 1984, he was born legally blind, however he never allowed that little inconvenience to limit him in anyway. He was always a hard worker and a good provider for his family.Survivors include his son, Zachary (Sierra) Winton; step-son, Michael Myers; mother, Frankie Winton; sisters, Patricia Fuqua and Gayle (Jerry) VanHooser; brother, Mike (Vicki) Winton; nieces and nephews, Melissa King, Troy King, Heather King, Heath (Jessica) Winton, Josh (Lindsay) Winton, Nathan (Jill) Myers, Ryan (Misty) VanHooser, Alice (Nick) Roberts and a host of great nieces and nephews and special friends, Jeff Roach, Annette and Christian Williams, Hazelene Byrum and Sharon Winton. Tim is preceded in death by his loving wife, Teresa Winton.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Jack Nance, Brother Ray Winton and his son, Zachary officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.

Tim was a big supporter of the Grundy County Lions Club. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Grundy County Lions Club in memory of Tim Winton, C/O Whitney Brown, Treasurer, 1470 Colony Road, Coalmont, Tennessee 37313.Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle, Tennesse

MRS. ANNA, GRISWOLD, (January 1, 1917 – January 20, 2017), age 100 years and 19 days passed away at her home on Friday, January 20, 2017. She was born in Hartford, Arkansas on January 1, 1917 a daughter of the late David M. Griswold and Anna B. Dykes Griswold. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Goforth; son, Carl David “Little Man” Sweeton; sisters, Bernice Gross and Ellene Griswold; brothers, David and John Griswold; granddaughter, Anna Moore; grandson, David Sweeton. Mrs. Goforth was an Episcopalian, and had a great love for gardening and genealogy. She was a founding member of the Grundy County Historical Society, a member of the Ladies Memorial and had been a member of the Tracy City Garden Club for many years.Survivors include her children, Nancy (Wade) Daugherty, Katie Goforth, Mona (Karl) Moreland; daughter-in-law, Linda Sweeton;grandchildren, Mona Lee Brittingham, Thomas Moore and Claire Cowart; great-grandchildren, Emily Hart, Olivia Cowart and Stuart Douglas; niece, Patricia Bates; nephews, Mike Gross, Gary Griswold and Ron Terry; Anna's “heart adopted” children and many beloved friends.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with The Reverend Stephen Eichler officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1-4 P.M. and Monday from 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: the Grundy County Historical Society or the Ladies Memorial Association at the City Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

HALL, MR. JAMES, OSBORN “RED” (December 21, 1944 – January 20, 2017) age 72 of Coalmont, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at STRHS-Winchester. He was a retired timber worker and a son of the late Charlie and Ola Hall and was preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford Hall, Charles Hall and Alton “Monk” Hall; sister, Lorene Sanders.

Survivors include his brother, Eddie Dean Hall and his sister, Brenda Short both of Coalmont; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday in the funeral home chapel.Brother Joe Nunley will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday evening 4-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bonny Oak Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www;fosterlayfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

CAMPBELL, MRS. NAOMI M. “Tish”(March 2, 1936 – January 19, 2017), age 80, Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at The Bridge At Monteagle. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Duxie" Campbell, Jr.; son, Lanny Campbell; daughter, Brandy Campbell; brothers, Jeff and David Meeks; sisters, Elsie Meeks, Edna Nunley, Eleanor Wimpy, Myrtis Adams. Survivors include her sister, Alice Meeks; daughters, Lynn Campbell, Tracy City, Tennessee, Renea (Richard) Oliver, Flat Branch, Tennessee; son, Shawn (Stacey) Campbell, Tracy City, Tennessee; grandchildren, Sherry, Jay, Rickey, Amy, and Derek,Angela Layne; great grandchildren, Justin, Jake, Shanda, McKinley, Jaylynn, and Braylynn; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Clouse Hill Cemetery with Reverend Mike Rigsby officiating, the family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon – 2:00 P.M. At Foster & Lay Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

HOLLOWAY, MR. JAMES, LINWOOD, JR., (September 3, 1942 – January 19, 3017),James Linwood Holloway, Jr., age 74, of Calera, AL, passed away on January 19, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Holloway is survived by his wife, Deanna Holloway; his five children, Debbie (Aron) Fraser, Bob Hooloway, Jay (Dyan) Holloway, Bill (Erika) Holloway and Paula (Ken) Mackey; sister, Lynn Holloway Williams; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life was held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Valleydale Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691.

HARGIS, MRS. Dorothy H. (May 23 1940 – January 16, 2017), age 76 of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at STRHS in Sewanee, Tennessee. She attended Tracy City First United Methodist Church and was a member of Tracy City OES #262, she enjoyed working with children at Tracy City Elementary School and later at Annex Cafe. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dot Wiggins.

Survivors include her husband, Billy(Willie A.) Hargis, Tracy City, TN; son, Donald (Nicole) Hargis, Cleveland, TN; daughter, Judy (Mark) LaCour, Jupiter, FL; brothers, Bobby, Billy Buddy and Eddie Wiggins; sisters, Betty Johnson, Janie Manning; grandchildren, Whitney, Christopher La Cour, Leah Hargis, and Alex Clark; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the Orange Hill Cemetery with Reverend Danny Coffelt officiating, the family will receive friends Friday from 4 – 9 P.M. At Foster & Lay Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital Research Hospital-address: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or Orange Hill Veterans Memorial-address:841 Orange Hill Road Tracy City, TN 37387.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691.

Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

NUNLEY, MRS. SONJA, GAIL, (March 8, 1948 – January 8, 2017) 68, died, Sunday January 8, 2017 at her home. She was born in Winchester, Tennessee on March 8, 1948 to William and Reba Partin Lawson who preceded her in death along with her husband, Leslie H. Nunley; grandparents, Allie and Pat Partin, Eula Lawson; brothers, Bobby Raymond and James David Lawson; great grandson, Gage; several aunts and uncles. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her sons, William "Bill" (Marie Nolan) Jackson and Jamie (Sheay Wise) Jackson; daughter, Regina Nunley; grandchildren, Michelle and Donna Manley, Kyle and Lyndsey Jackson; great grandchildren, Alaya Jackson and Zoey Cole. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Larry Layne officiating with burial to follow in the Plainview Cemetery. Visitation: 10:00 AM until time of service Tuesday at Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee.

SCOTT, MR MICHAEL, HUGHES, Sr., (June 16, 1957 - On January 7, 2017). lost his long, hard battle with cancer but won the war with eternal life. Mike was a hard-working, generous, humble and kind-hearted man. He was a member of Simchat Torah Bible study group and a member of Monteagle Volunteer Fire Dept. Mike is preceded in death by his father, George Hughes Scott. Mike is survived by his wife, Gina Scott of Monteagle, TN and his children, Hollice "Holly" Jackson of Sequatchie, TN, Michael (Kelly) Scott of Bryant, AL, Joshua (Brooke) Scott of Sequatchie, TN and stepdaughter, Julie Phillips of Monteagle, TN. Mike is survived by eight grandchildren, Austin and Houston Jackson, Silsbee and Quinlan Arueyingho, Morgan and Tyler Scott and Jagger and Joplyn Scott. Mike is also survived by his mother, Lorene Smith and stepfather, Andy Smith of Bryant, AL. Mike is survived by three sisters, Deb (Roger) McCarty of Bryant, AL, Phyllis Thomas of New Hope, TN and Alisha (Randy) Cook of Bryant, AL. Mike was blessed with many loving neices and nephews Graveside Service on January 8, 2017, at 12pm cst at New Hope Cemetery in New Hope, TN. Celebration of Life Service on January 14, 2017 at 1pm cst at Foster Falls Community Center at Jasper Mountain, TN.

SANDERS, MR. JAMES, DARRELL, “DIRTY” (1955- 2017), 61, of Coalmont, died unexpectedly Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Hospital at Sewanee. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on May 3, 1955. He was preceded in death by his father, James Ernest "Sham" Sanders; daughter, Misti Sanders; nephew, Patrick Sanders; granddaughter, Taylor Wockasen.He was owner of Darrell's Auto Parts in Coalmont being in business for almost 31 years.

He is survived by his wife, Valerie Burrows Sanders; mother, Allie Jean "Shorty" Worley Sanders; daughters, Candace (Clayton) Geary; Tonya (Tony) Wockasen and Alex (Christopher) Rhea; brother, Danny (Betty) Sanders; grandchildren, Chelsi, Connor, Carson, Lauren, Emma, Tyler, Trenton and Stanley; great granddaughter, Eliza; niece, Holly and her son Aaden.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Dennis Rollins officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

MURVIN, MR. THEOREN JERROLD, JR., (1929 – 2017)Mr. Theoren Jerrold Murvin Jr., 87, of Altamont, died, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Elmcroft Senior Living facility in Chattanooga. He was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1929 to Theoren J. Murvin Sr. and Lillian Barwick Murvin who preceded him in death along with his step-mother, Agnes Sandra Murvin; sister, Laura Whitley.He was retired from United Airlines and was a pilot in the United States Airforce and the Civil Air Patrol also serving as chaplain. He was of the Presbyterian faith. He was active in prison ministry in Florida and Tennessee. He attended Bethany College.He is survived by his daughter, Lori Murvin, Sandusky, MI; son and daughter-in-law, T.J. Murvin III (Sarah); brother, Chris Murvin, Orlando, FL; 3 grandchildren.Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial was at the City of Pompano Beach Cemetery in Pompano, Florida. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

DYKES, MR. CARL, E., age 90,(1926 – 2017) of Tracy City, Tennessee died at his home Thursday evening, January 5, 2017. He was a retired machinist, a WW II U.S. Army veteran and a member of Central Church of Christ in Tracy City. Carl and his wife, Dorace had operated the Tracy City Dairy Bar in the 1950's and 60's.Carl was born in Marion County near Tracy City on October 22, 1926, a son of the late Clinton and Nancy Lee O'Neal Dykes, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorace Goodman Dykes; brothers, Stanley, Gordon, Grady, John and Carmon Dykes.Survivors include his wife, Bettye P. Dykes; children, Carl Ronald Dykes, William Harold (Kathy) Dykes and Charlotte Patricia (Wade) Campbell; step-children, Paula Paseur and Shirley Ann Street Hunziker; sisters, Eula Mae Dykes and Marie McDaniel; 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Alan Mayes officiating. Burial was in City Cemetery, Tracy City. The Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard provided full military honors for Mr. Dykes. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle, TN.

Kathleen Burrows

1938 - 2017 

BURROWS, MRS. KATHLEEN, (1938 – 2017)Mrs. Kathleen Burrows, age 78, of Coalmont, passed away Friday morning, January 6, 2017, at The Bridge in Monteagle. She was a daughter of the late Drew and Bessie Roberts Campbell and was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Burrows; son, Russ Burrows; sister, Francis Nunley; brothers, Mart and Jack Campbell.

Survivors include her sons, Greg (Angela) Burrows and Scott Burrows; sisters, Edwene Morrison, Dolly Tate and Corine Brown; grandchildren, Allie, Jack and Journee Burrows; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ray Winton officiating. Burial was in Coalmont Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

 

CURTIS, MRS. RUBY, GLADYS, 97, (1919 – 2016),  died Friday December 16, 2016 at her home with her family near. She was born in Tracy City on October 2, 1919 to Morgan Johnson and Beulah Carrick Johnson who preceded her in death along with her husband, Monroe H. Nunley; son, Monroe Nunley Jr; sister, Betty Sue Johnson; brothers, Elbert Loys, Bill, Barney, Jack and Wesley Johnson; grandson, Justin Curtis .She is survived by her sons, John Bruce Curtis and James (Sharon) Curtis; daughters, Christine (Scotty) Layne, Kay (Harold) Layne and Jackie (Mike) Jordan; sisters, Mary “Duck” Nunley and Josephine Caldwell; 15 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at the Fall Creek Cemetery with Gregory Curtis officiating and a poem by Shasta Jones. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

FULTS, MRS. OPHELIA, , 99, died, (1917 – 2016),  Tuesday December 19, 2016 at her home with her daughters at her bedside. She was born in Coalmont, Tennessee on July 16, 1917 to Jim Dickerson and Nina Givens Dickerson who preceded her in death along with her husband, Kermit Fults; brother, Ted Dickerson; sister, Geneva Risko; a infant brother, Dee. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Altamont. She owned and operated the Cumberland Café in Altamont and a Shoe store. She is survived by her daughters, Jane (Dwight) Myers and Nina (Late Greg) Fults; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren;1 great great grandchild. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Willie Childers and Russell Ladd officiating with burial to follow in the Altamont Cemetery. Visitation: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Wednesday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

Bennie Long

LONG, MRS. BENNIE, KAY, 75, (1941 – 2016),  died Monday December 19, 2016 at her home. She was born in McMinnville on August 22, 1941 to Willard Grissom and Louie Marie Roberts Grissom who preceded her in death along with her infant brother Sammy. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Long Sr.; daughters, Regina K. Smartt, Beersheba Springs and Crista (Joe) Long, McMinnville; sons, Charles E. “Chuck” (Dee) Long Jr., Spencer, Mark (Susan) Long, Beersheba Springs and Jeremy (Carol) Long, Chattanooga; brother, Joe (Martha) Grissom, McMinnville; grandchildren, Stephanie, Nick, Cody, Tiffany, Mason, Jade, Wesley, Kayleigh and Kirsty; step-grandchildren, Tyler and Sean, Steffen and Tyrus. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bill Walkup officiating with burial to follow in the Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com
SCISSOM, MS. WENDY, MICHELLE, (May 15, 1980 - December 16, 2016) A memorial service will be held at Tracy City First Baptist Church on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

LEWIS, MRS, GLORIA, ANNA, (September 1, 1927 – December 11, 2016), age 89 fell asleep in death Saturday, December 11, 2016. She was born and lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and Lantana, Florida, before moving to Monteagle in 2008.She had been one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 61 years. Her greatest joy in life was helping others understand God's Word.Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lewis; sons, Gary Lewis and Terry Lewis and his wife, Tressie; brother-in-law, Jim Griffis. Survivors include her sister, Martha Griffis; granddaughter, Katrina (Richard) Thomas; grandsons, Dustin (Kristi) Martin and Ryan Martin; nieces, Bonnie (Bill) Nunley and Glory O'Blenes; great-grandchildren, Brandt and Hunter Thomas; daughter-in-law, Sharon; and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Coalmont. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation to: Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 would be appreciated. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

KING, MRS., LYNN, HOMBAKER, (September 20, 1987 – December 10, 2016), age 29 of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away at her home on Saturday evening with her family by her side. She was a native of Whitwell and was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lynn Elizabeth Hombaker and Kenneth Hombaker.Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Nicholas King; daughters, Isabella Sitz, Elizabeth, Molly and Victoria King; Godchildren, Morgan, Kaeden, Madison and Gracelyn; parents, Richard and Sandra Hombaker; grandmother, Lelar Pierce; brother, Rick Hombaker and many many friends.Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home with Elder Franklin Hill officiating. Burial will be at the Hombaker-King Family Cemetery in Tracy City. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-9 P.M. At the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

CLAYBORN, MR. ROBERT, CARR, 73, (1943 – 2016), died Monday December 12, 2016 at his home in Altamont. He was retired from Carrier and was a plumber and electrician. He was born in Overton County, Tennessee on October 24, 1943 to Howard and Lena Gore Carr who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Jewel and Doyle Carr; wife, Treva Bean. He is survived by his son, Kevin Robert Carr; daughter, Ashley Bolin; sister, Judy Randall; brothers, Donald and Pat Carr; 2 grandchildren. Mr. Carr’s wishes was to be cremated and his ashes scattered

JAMES, MR. RANDEL, HOYT (1943 – 216), 73, of Gruetli-Laager, died Friday, December 9, 2016 from injuries he received in an automobile accident near Whitwell. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on June 4, 1943 to Albert M. James and Ruby Anderson James who preceded him in death along with his wife, Claudia Faye "Sissy" Burnett James; daughters, Melissa Ann Cookston Jackson and Cristy Elaine James; brothers, Tommy, Billy, Neal, Malcolm and Mallory James. He attended Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist Church and loved playing the guitar at church and singing. Randel was a retired auto body repairman. He is survived by his sons, Dewayne and Tommy James; brother, Oscar Harold (Martha) James; sisters, Mary (Edward) O'Neal, Diane James and Teresa (Mike) Cordell; sister-in-law, Ruby James; grandchildren, Casey and Tommy Jessie James, Justin Cookston, Faith Jackson; great grandchildren, Daniel, Joel and Dixie James; special girlfriend, Wanda Birdwell; a host of nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Larry Campbell and Crow Rollins officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

NUNLEY, MR. ALBERT, DOUGLAS, age 67, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 11, 2016 in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Brother Barry Nolan and Brother Dwight Walker officiating. Burial was in the Nunley Family cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

JOHNSON, MR. WAYNE, CLARK, age 74, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at STRHS-Winchester, Tennessee. Funeral services were held Thursday in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Reverend Barry Nolan officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials to: Exceptional Enterprises, 23 North Industrial Park Road, Coalmont, Tn 37313. Funeral arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

LAWSON, MR. PHILLIP, A., age 57, of Coalmont, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital. Funeral service were held Saturday, December 10, 2016 in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Brother Bobby Winton and Brother Joe Nunley officiating. Burial was in the Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

GRIFFITH, MRS. MARJORIE, , 69, died Tuesday November 15, 2016 at a Winchester, Tennessee Nursing Home. She was born in Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee on January 13, 1947 to Herschel and Ethel Vaugh Grimes who preceded her in death along with her husband, Larry Griffith; brothers, Charles and Lee Grimes; infant brother, Carl Ray Grimes. She attended the Mount Etta Freewill Baptist Church and served as the pianist up until her health declined. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (Billy) Smith; sons, Larry (Kathleen) Griffith Jr., Billy Ray Griffith, Rodney (Teresa) Griffith, Ralph Griffith; sisters, Irene (Terry) Campbell, Mae Ellen (Grady) Lemons and Carolyn (Darwin) Shipley; brothers, Earl (Brenda), Joe (Charlotte), William (Connie), Benny (Bobbie) and Wayne Grimes; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Carol Grimes. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Albert Nunley officiating with burial to follow in the Burkett’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

FULTS, MR. BOYD, 71, died unexpectedly Saturday November 12, 2016. He was born in Whitwell, Tennessee on July 30, 1945 to Wesley and Parthenia McHone Fults who preceded him in death along with his brother, Paul Fults.He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda VanHoosier Fults; daughter, Vicky Fults; son, Dewayne (Kristi) Fults; grandchildren, Steven (Jennifer) Fults, Cameron Layne, Katie Fults and Bethany Fults and fiancee Justin Meeks; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Zella (Horace Ray) Slatton, Linda Jones and Barbara King; brothers, Melvin (Faye), Hoyt (Amy) and David (Charlotte) Fults; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Mack Hampton officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

NORWOOD, MR. DONALD,, (May 10, 1965 – November 12, 2016), age 51 of Monteagle passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016, at his home. He was a son of the late Wilburn Cullen Norwood and Shirley Carter Norwood. Don had worked for several years in the heating & air service and installation.Survivors include his sons, Joshua Wade and Jacob Lynn Norwood both of Manchester; sisters, Gail Gower and Freda Davenport; grandson, Braxton James Norwood.Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday 12:00 noon – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome. net.

 DIXON, MRS. HILDA, LOUISE, (April 10. 1956 – November 11, 2016), Mrs. Hilda Louise Dixon age 60 of Sequatchie, Tennessee passed away Friday, November 11, 2016, at her home with her family by her bedside. She was born in Altamont, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Charles Andrew and Jennie Olene Layne Shrum and was preceded in death by a brother, Billy; sister, Peggy; grandson, Jacey; step-son, Donnie Dixon; brother-in-law, Jim Miller.She was a Christian and a faithful member of Pryor Ridge Church.Survivors include her husband, Arnold Lee “Fat” Dixon; children, Jennie (Russell) Meeks, Tony (Nicole) Dixon and Eddie (Stephanie) Dixon; step-children, Sandra (Bill) Wallin, Arnold Dixon, Jr., Carolyn (Bobby) Farr, Terry Dixon, Allen Dixon, Michael Dixon and Cindy (Herschel) McDowell; brothers, Bobby (Sharon) Shrum, Jerry (Carolyn) Shrum; brother-in-law, Charles Wise; sisters, Nadine (Houston) Nolan, Marie Miller and Sue (Issac) Parson; grandchildren, Paige Meeks, Jacob Dixon, Mason Dixon, Alia Dixon and Maci Dixon; several step-grandchildren,great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Pryor Ridge Church with Minister Bobby Winton officiating. Burial will be in Pryor Ridge Cemetery. On Line condolences may be made at: www. fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

FERO, MS. JUNE, IRENE, Ms. June Irene Fero, 94, died Thursday November 10, 2016 at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer, Tennessee. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 26, 1922 to Fred Fero and Minnie Pomrenting Fero who preceded her in death along with her sisters, Betty Williams and Esther Gorsuch; niece, Sandra Updike; nephew, Fred Williams.She was a barber, postal worker and furniture refinsher. She was a longtime resident of Indianapolis, Indiana and had lived in Key Largo, Florida She is survived by her brother, James Fero, Indianapolis, Indiana; nieces, Karon Suits, her caregiver, Beersheba Springs, TN and Terri Hartman, Baltimore, Maryland; nephew, Bob Williams, Indianapolis, Indiana.Cremation was chosen with private rites.

PERRY, MR. MALCOLM, LEE,  Mr. Malcolm Lee Perry, 66, of the Tarlton Valley Community died Thursday November 10, 2016 at his home with his family near. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on February 4, 1950 to John Wesley Perry and Alvilda King Perry who preceded him in death along with his sisters, Rachel Rhea and Thelma King.He is survived by his sisters, Glenda (Donnie) Clendenon, Jean King, Catherine Phillips, Christine Perry and Avis (Jeff) Scruggs; brothers, James, Homer and David Perry; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Tony Smedley and Nathan Jones officiating with burial to follow in the Hills Creek Cemetery at Irving College. Visitation: 11:00 AM – 10:00 pm Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

MAGOURIK, MR. THERMAN, BENTON, 77, died Wednesday November 9, 2016 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on January 9, 1939 to Francis and Lena Smith Magouirk who preceded him in death along with his brother, Keith Magouirk.He was retired from Rock Tenn Paper Company after 38 years service. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Ross Magouirk; sons, Terrell Lynn (Kim) Magouirk, Monteagle and Robin Ladale Magouirk, Gruetli-Laager; sisters, Patsy Hudson, Kimball, and Iva (Fred) Casseday, Chattanooga; brother, Homer Douglas (Shirley) Magouirk, Whitwell; grandchildren, Blake (Ashley), Kayla (T.J) and Shelby; great grandchild, Bryce; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bill Ross and Hunter Ross officiating with burial to follow in the Browns Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

DANIEL, MRS. SARADA, ELIZABETH, 78, died Sunday November 6, 2016 at the home of her son in Madison, Alabama. She was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 30, 1938 to Ralph and Katherine Young Oyler who preceded her in death along with her husband, Glenn Willis Daniel Sr.; brother, Lee Oyler.She is survived by her son, Glenn Daniel II, Madison, Alabama; daughters, Wanda McIntosh and Sheila Woodlee of Altamont, Tennessee; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Johnny Gross officiating with burial to follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

LAYMAN, MRS., PAMELA, (1955 – 2016), age 61, of Gruetli-Laager passed away at her home Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry McTaggart and Lena Mae Haynes McTaggart; her husband, Alton E. Layman; brother, Jerry "Buster" McTaggart; sister, Jeannie Reed. Survivors include her children, Christopher Lee Adams, Dale Krahn (Stephanie Orange),Scott Krahn (Dana Wideman), Joseph Layman, Blake Layman (Catilyn Curtis); daughter, Tiffany Layman (Adam Deton); sister, Carolyn Farner; 7 grandchildren; Julie, Stella, Jacob, Tyler, Addy, Jorden, Byleigh; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Larry Krahn and Brother Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, TN.

GILLIAM, MR., HAZEL, ASHLEY, age 84, of Winchester, passed from this life on October 24, 2016. The funeral service was held Friday, October 28, 2016 with Scott Jones of the Belvidere First Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at Winchester Memorial Park. Arrangements were provided by Watson-North Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.

 

LAYMAN, MRS. PAMELA, (March 4, 1955 – October 26, 2016), age 61 of Gruetli-Laager passed away at her home Wednesday, October 26, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry McTaggart and Lena Mae Haynes McTaggart; her husband, Alton E. Layman; brother, Jerry “Buster” McTaggart; sister, Jeannie Reed. Survivors include her children, Christopher Lee Adams, Dale Krahn (Stephanie Orange),Scott Krahn (Dana Wideman), Joseph Layman, Blake Layman (Catilyn Curtis); daughter, Tiffany Layman (Adam Deton); sister, Carolyn Farner; 7 grandchildren; Julie, Stella, Jacob, Tyler, Addy, Jorden, Byleigh; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Larry Krahn and Brother Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. At the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREWER,  ADRIAN, DALE, Watson-North Funeral Home is deeply honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Adrian Dale Brewer, age 6 weeks of Decherd. Adrian passed from this life unexpectedly Sunday, October 23, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Tabitha Gayle Hall and his father, Justin Lee Brewer. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, Dalton Hall; paternal grandmother, Teresa Brewer; grandparents, Chris & Rhonda Havelin and Billy and Debbie Sisk; great-great grandmother, Gail Sisk, and a host of cousins. Visitation will be Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016 with interment to follow at Watson-North Memorial Park.

JACOBS, MRS. ANGELA, LEIGH, of Sewanee, (1977 – 2016), passed from this life on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the young age of 39. She is survived by her father and mother, Leon and Charlene Guess; husband, Jim Jacobs; daughters, Eliza Leighann Jacobs, Carla and her husband, Josh Green; son, Dennis and his wife, Megan Jacobs; brothers and sister-in-laws, Jason and Sherry Guess, Scott and Kelley Guess. Angela is also survived by her two loving grandchildren, Carmen and Josie Green; niece, Kara Guess and nephew, Klayton Guess. Funeral services were held October 23, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Brother Jack Nance and Bro. Freddie Harris officiating. Burial was in Harrison Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home of Monteagle, TN.

LAYNE, MR. CHARLES, DOYLE, (1943 – 2016),  age 72 of Greenbrier, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his home. Mr. Layne was born on October 27, 1943 to the late Dillard H. and Anna Coreine Layne at the foothill of Monteagle Mountain in a town called Crossroads. He was one of 5 children. After graduating High School, Charles took a road trip to see his older brother Harold who was stationed at the Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas. After spending just a few days there, Charles received FBI clearance, at the age of 19, to start working on placing missiles underground. This would begin his love for his country and later a 23 year career in the United States Army. Mr. Layne was described as an adoring husband and father. Through everything he always had a smile on his face and a song in his heart. He loved singing in church, to his wife and his friends. Mr. Layne also had an ability to play by ear, whether it was the guitar or piano, he could pick out a tune. When he wasn't singing, you could find Charles puttering in the yard planting trees and rose bushes for his wife Louise. Over the years, the couple planted more than 500 buttercups, which were their favorite. It was also their tradition to drive to Crossroads to see a beautiful field of buttercups which would bloom at the foot of the mountain each year.They enjoyed many trips to Gatlinburg during their anniversary in September and late afternoon drives to Shady Clift Marina on Lake Malone in Kentucky. At the Marina, they would watch the sunset and have the best cheeseburgers around. Charles also enjoyed watching Hayden's ballgames and walks on the greenway. Being raised in the church and continuing his walk with God led Mr. Charles to be a wonderful man and have a faith that was unshaken. In addition to his parents, Mr. Layne is preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Layne and aunt, Ruby Cox. He is survived by his beloved and faithful wife of 22 years Louise Drake Layne; his children, David (Traci) Layne, Chase (Kris) Koch and their mother, Linda Gibson Stone; four grandchildren; stepsons, Bill (Shannon) Stokes and Bob Stokes; eight grandchildren; siblings, Harold (Brenda) Layne, Joyce (Donnie) Gipson, Brenda "Benni" (Steve) Mitchell and numerous Nieces and Nephews.A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home with Brother Jack Odem officiating. Entombment will follow at the Chapel of Memories in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 21 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. then again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.Memorial Donations can be made to the Springfield First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, all donations can be sent in c/o Springfield Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Arrangements were provided by Springfield Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Springfield, TN.

GALLAGHER, MR. ALFRED, LEE, Mr. Alfred Lee Gallagher, age 86 of Pelham, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Willows of Winchester. Funeral services were held October 21 with Rev. John Kennedy officiating. Interment was at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were provided by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.

 

KIRK, MRS. HELEN MYERS, (November 6, 1927 – October 2, 2016), Mrs. Helen Myers Kirk age 88 of Tracy City passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. She was born in Tracy City, a daughter of the late Claude Myers and Argie Ingram Myers and was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Ed Kirk, brothers, Jim and Bernard Myers; sister, Doris Crawford. Mrs. Kirk was a graduate of GCHS '47, a long time member of Tracy City First United Methodist Church and had worked at GENESCO in Cowan before retiring. Survivors include her brother, John K. Myers, Sr. and his wife, Billie Faye; sisters-in-law, Lucyle Hampton, Judy Hampton and Ann Myers; several nieces and nephews and a cousin, Evelyn Novotny. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Tracy City First United Methodist with Reverend Danny Coffelt officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home and Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M.at the church. On line condolences may be made at www. Fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, Tennessee. 
BLAYLOCK, MR. ROBERT, H ,age 81, of Palmer, Tennessee passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016, at STRHS-Sewanee. He was a son of the late James Robert Blaylock and Allie J. Cagle Blaylock and was preceded in death by brother, Jim Blaylock; sisters, Geneva Pemberton and Lois Dykes; nephew, Eckerd Blaylock. 
Robert loved his work, he drove a tractor, mowing the road ways and interstates in Tennessee for many years. Survivors include his wife, Betty Blaylock; children, Kenneth White, Robin (Earl) Layman, Amanda Lockhart (Smiley Anderson), Kristie (Jimmy) Scruggs; grandchildren, Traci, Jacob, Anthony, Haley, Jasmine, Shala, Jayden, Kaley Mae, Dylan; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Chelsea; sister-in-law, Katherine Blaylock and her daughter, Melba (Robert) McGee; several other nieces and nephews and his special baby canine, "Abby". Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Stacy Smith and Brother Clifford Cordell officiating. Mr. Blaylock requested that he be cremated after his service and his ashes scattered in his "special place". Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
CAGLE, MR. DAVID, WADE, age 66, of Monteagle, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016, at The Waters of Winchester. He was a son of the late James Thomas Cagle and Robena Thomas Cagle Magouirk. Survivors include his step-father, James "Red" (Dorothy) Magouirk; sister, Mary Elizabeth (Al) Ludwig and her children and grandchildren, Tommy, Kerry, Tasha, Tonya and Kasey; sister, Pam (Jamie) Rogers, sister, Robin Magouirk, sister, Vickie (Bill) Thomas, sister, Tina Prince (Joe Petty); several nieces and nephews including Bridgett, Peyton, Blake, Payton, and Cecily. A celebration of life service will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Glen Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.
CAGLE, MR. DONNY, RAY, (1959 – 2016), 56, of Gruetli-Laager, died Monday September 26, 2016 at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on December 23, 1959. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Cagle. He is survived by his wife, Judy Turley Cagle; mother, Wavie Layne Cagle sons, Carl (Megan) and Dale Sanders; sister, Louise (Kenny) Johnson; brothers, Carlise and Billy Wade Cagle; grandchildren, Hailey Henley, Kayden and Julia Sanders; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Bibleway Holiness Church in Gruetli-Laager with Ministers Don Layne and Jeremy Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Swiss Colony Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
FLURY, MRS. CATHERINE, (KILGORE) Mrs. Catherine Kilgore Flury, 93, of Tracy City died on September 20, 2016 at The Waters in Winchester, Tennessee. She was the daughter of C.E. Kilgore and Theona Haynes Kilgore. She was a lifelong member of Tracy City United Methodist Church where she spent many years working with church ministries and organizations. She was a loving wife, Mother, "Nanny", homemaker, community volunteer, and historian of family, city and county. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz L. Flury; son,  Fritz Leon Flury, Jr.; sister, Evelyn Cunningham and brothers, George and C.E. Kilgore Jr. She is survived by her children, Linda Mostashari, Tommy Flury, Paul Flury (Lisa) and Tina Gifford (Mike); sister, Ruth Roberts; brother, David Kilgore (Judy); grandchildren, Ami McChesney, Shalah Mostashari, Darian Mostashari, Daniel Mostashari, Catherine Flury Johns, Stephanie Flury Kelsey, Andy Lockhart, Rebekah Parrish, Joshua Sitz, Tommy Lovell and eight great grandchildren.Funeral services were held Friday, September 23 at First United Methodist Church in Tracy City, with Reverend Danny Coffelt officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Tracy City United Methodist Women or the Grundy County Historical Society. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
JARRETT, MR. TOMMY, D., (1939 – 2016), age 77, of Sewanee, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems in Sewanee. He was born on September 16, 1939 in Chattanooga to the late Talley Davis and Rose Mae Taylor Jarrett. Tommy retired from the United States Navy after serving for over 20 years. He was an artist that loved to make crafts (photography, folk art, Steam Punk, driftwood) and was a musician who played the Vibes.  Tommy is survived by his brothers, Fred (Brenda) Jarrett of Rock Springs, GA and Gene Jarrett of Rockmart, GA; and several nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Pavilion on Main Street. Arrangements were provided by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.
Helen (Myers) Kirk
Mrs. Helen Myers Kirk, of Tracy City, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. She was born in Tracy City, a daughter of the late Claude Myers and Argie Ingram Myers and was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Ed Kirk, brothers, Jim and Bernard Myers; sister, Doris Crawford.
Mrs. Kirk was a graduate of GCHS '47, a longtime member of Tracy City First United Methodist Church and had worked at GENESCO in Cowan before retiring.
Survivors include her brother, John K. Myers, Sr. and his wife, Billie Faye; sisters-in-law, Lucyle Hampton, Judy Hampton and Ann Myers; several nieces and nephews and a cousin, Evelyn Novotny. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Tracy City First United Methodist with Reverend Danny Coffelt officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, TN.
LAYNE, MR. SHERMAN, of Pelham, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. He is preceded in death by his father and mother; Abe and Edith Layne, also son Gary Layne. Mr. Layne was a retired Electrician.
Survivors include daughter, Sharon Hunt of Tullahoma; sisters, Virginia Zimsek of Streetsboro, Ohio and Teresa Ann Layne of Grovesfield, FL; grandchildren, Lacey Hunt, Alex Hunt, and Amber Layne. A memorial will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Simply Southern from 1P.M.-4P.M. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.
LONG, MRS. SUE ANN,  (1940 – 2016) 76, of Palmer, died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Park Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga with her husband at her bedside. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on April 3, 1940 to Arthur Leryoy "Monk" Land and Jessie Shrum Land who preceded her in death along with her sons, Dennis and Gary Cleek; sister, Tina Nance; brother, Lee Doug Land. Sue was presently an Alderman for the City of Palmer and had operated Sue's Kurlette Beauty shop in Palmer until her retirement. She attended the Palmer United Methodist Church and the Palmer Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Kelso Long; grandsons, Cain, Caleb and Dennis Lee Cleek; granddaughter, Whitney Cleek; great granddaughter, Stormy Cleek; great grandson, Jessie Clark; special aunt, Ima (Bob) Geary; step-daughters, Samantha Williamson and Yvonne Busbee; step-grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Rogers, Amber Wood and Linsey Scott; step-great grandchildren, Cory and Leha Rogers, Aaron and Ethan Scott, David Lopez; a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister John Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
TATE, MR. SHERMAN, MITCHELL, (1950 – 2016), 66, of Tracy City, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the hospital in Sewanee. He was born in Altamont, Tennessee on March 26, 1950 to Buford and Sarah Scott Tate who preceded him in death along with his infant daughter, Dana Nicole Tate. Sherman started out working in the timber business with his father and brothers. Later he was a Truck driver and Chicken grower. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and camping. He loved animals and was always taking in all stray animals and caring for them along with his own dog, Molly, who was precious to him. He attended church at Sweeton Hill Congregational Methodist Church until his health declined. He is survived by his wife, Carla Smith Tate; daughter, Melissa (Chris) Cox, Dunlap; sons, Casey (Tabitha) Tate, Monteagle, Justin (Lorena) Tate, Hendersonville, TN and Jordan Tate, Johnson City, TN; brothers, Richard Tate, Gruetli-Laager, Linuel (Mildred) Tate, Phillip Tate, Altamont, David (Kathy) Tate, Tracy City; sisters, Jean Fults, Ruth (Loyd) McGee, Altamont, Annie Mae (Norman) King, Beersheba Springs and Jewell (Ronnie) Akins, Dunlap; grandchildren, Kara, Tanner, Drew, Mia, Riley, Logan and Will; a host of nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Doris Sweeton Smith, Tracy City. The family invites you to join them in a memorial service to celebrate Sherman's life on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at the Coalmont Community Center from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

SEAGROVES, MR. WILLIAM “DOUG”, (March 16, 1943 – September 13, 2016), age 73 of Tracy City passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at his home. He was a son of the late William and Mae Seagroves and was preceded in death by his son, Jeff. Doug was retired from the Grundy County Highway Department, he was an Atlanta Braves and wrestling fan.Survivors include his wife, Lois Nunley Seagroves; children, Tim (Lisa), Chris (Cindy) and Kelly (Mindy); brother, James Earl Seagroves; sisters, Geraldine Parsons, JoAnn Anderson and Rhonda Dykes; grandchildren, Felicia, Kimberly, Bethany, Makayla, Makenzie, Donavan, Keristyn and Gracie; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Chestnut Springs Church at Orange Hill. Ministers John Potts, Bobby Winton and Joe Nunley will officiate. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-9 P.M. At Chestnut Springs Church at Orange Hill.

YATES, MR. LONNIE WILSON, (July 8, 1940 - September 11, 2016), age 76, of Sewanee, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, September, 11, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leesul and Claudia “Jay” Yates; sister, Mary Frances Yates; niece, Karen Bailey.Survivors include is wife of almost 57 years Elizabeth “Liz” “The Wife” Yates, Sewanee, Tennessee; son, S. B. Yates; grandson, Todd S. Yates (fiancé Faith Howard); sister, Connie Warner; nephew, Michael Reid (fiancé Michelle Emery) Ty and Jordan Reid. Funeral services were private for the family. Arrangements are provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee, (931)924-2381. Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, Tennessee.

STIEFEL, MR. WENDELL, 62, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away unexpectedly Friday September 9, 2016. He was born in Altamont, Tennessee on October 20, 1953. He was retired from Carrier Corporation and was an autobody repairman. He was a member of the Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist Church where he served as song leader for many years.He is survived by his wife, Kathy Bivens Stiefel; parents, Eule and Alma Stiefel; daughter, Wendy (Andy) Lockhart; sons, Chad (Crystal) and Luke (Ashley) Stiefel; sisters, Elaine (Johnny) Gipson and Lori (Terry) Franklin; brothers, Bill (Betty), Keith (Nelda) and Kurt (Michelle) Stiefel; grandchildren, Courtney (Stephen) Bird, Daniel, Kristen, Uriah, Katie-Bec, Morgan, Moriah Jewel, Elyza and Ellasyn; mother-in-law, Janie Bivens; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Andy Lockhart, Larry Campbell and Charles Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Burketts's Chapel Cemetery. NUNLEY, MRS. EDNA MAE, (1922 – 2016), age 94, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at STRHS Skilled Care in Sewanee. She was born in Tracy City, a daughter of the late William H. Sanders and Laura Lorene Armstrong Sanders and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Nunley; son, Jeffery Lynn Nunley; grandson, Robert Anderson; son-in-laws, Kenneth Gregory and Louis Lovell; sisters, Jean, Helen and Lois; brother Wayman "Bud" Sanders. Mrs. Nunley was a member of Myers Hill First Congregational Methodist Church. She had worked many years at the Colonial Manufacturing shirt factory in Tracy City. Survivors include her children, Brenda (Sam) Anderson, Mary Gregory, Janice Lovell and Joyce (Jeff) Bledsoe; brother, Alvin (Bonnie) Sanders; sister, Patty (Glover) Wingo; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Myers Hill First Congregational Methodist Church with Brother Dennis Rollins and Brother Freddie Savage officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, TN.

PERRY, MRS. MILDRED, NOLAN, 82, (1934 – 2016),of Gruetli-Laager, died at her home early Saturday, September 10, 2016 with her family near her bedside. She was born in Sequatchie County on June 21, 1934 to John and Gladys Pickett Nolan who preceded her in death along with her husband, Robert E. Perry Sr., Son, Robert E. Perry Jr.; brothers, Harvey and Dalton Nolan.She was a member of the Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist and was retired from the Grundy County Health Department.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlene (Keith) Nunley; sister, Linda (Randy) Waters; brothers, Bobby (Nancy), Jimmy (Barbara) Frank, Clyde, Houston (Nadine), Ronnie (Janice); sister-in-law, Janice Nolan; grandchildren, Michelle (Tony) Whiteaker, Jason (Patti) Nunley, Jared (Tosha) Nunley, Robert Craig Perry, Amanda (Dion) Burnett and Michael Perry; 8 great-grandchildren; a host of loving nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Larry Campbell and Freddie Savage officiating. Burial followed in the Hills Creek Cemetery at Irving College. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

TATE, MR. DANNY, LEE (March 18, 1944 – September 10, 2016),age 72 of Sewanee, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his residence. He was the son of the late William Andrew Jackson Tate and Hazel Frances Sitz Tate. Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Tate of Sewanee; son, Christopher Stephen (Cassandra) Tate of Tracy City; daughters, Jacqueline Dana (Phillip Gene II) Ingleburger of Winchester and Kimberly Alison (Michael Edwin) Parman of Hendersonville; grandchildren; Chelcey Elizabeth Rayome, Courtney Alexis Tate, Anna JordanIngleburger, Kyle Andrew Ingleburger, Layne Christopher Tate, Carly Rose Tate, Taylor Michael Parman, Tatum Michelle Parman and McKenna Joyce. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Avenue, NW, Winchester, TN 37398 (931) 967-2222 www.moorecortner.com

KING, MR. ALFRED, EARL, (1939 – 2016),77, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville with his family at his bedside. He was born in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee on May 23, 1939 to Fred M. and Virginia Smartt King who preceded him in death along with his sisters, Johnnie Byers and Anna Bell Odom. Alfred was an Iron Worker, Carpenter and his last job was with All American Enterprises in Altamont. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Blaylock King; son, Tim King; daughter, Lisa (Wade) Nunley; brothers, F.M. and Harold (Doris) King; sisters, Reba (Charlie) Freeman, Linda Roberts, Hope Cox and Pam (Rex) Stone; grandchildren, Jacob, Hunter, Carson and Allie; a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with burial in the Altamont Cemetery with Minister Melvin Childers officiating. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont TN.

BUMPAS, MRS. SUSAN, CAROL, SANDERS, 58, died Sunday September 4, 2016 in Slidell, Louisiana. She was currently living in Kiln, MS and was a native of Altamont. She was born in Fort Knox, KY on November 28, 1957 and was a member of the Airview Baptist Church in Altamont, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Ray “Sandy” Sanders. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Mae Collins Sanders, Altamont; son, James Michael Cory, Kiln, MS; daughter, Jennifer Cory; sister, Angelina (Jackie) Hensley, Manchester; brothers, James Michael Sanders, Donald Ray (Brenda) Sanders, Rickey Joe Sanders Charles Raymond Sanders all of Manchester, Carl Allen Sanders, Danville, IL; grandchildren, Samantha (Travis) Necaise, Alex and Jazilyn Cory and Jamie Beaulieu; great grandson, Alec Whyatt Necaise. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday September 9, 2016 with burial to follow in the Airview Cemetery. Visitation: 11:00 AM until time of service Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

PARSONS, MRS. NAYDEAN, LILLIAN, (September 26, 1931 - September 3, 2016) , age 84, of Sequatchie, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Jennie Nunley; 4 brothers; 4 sisters; and husband, Lee Upton ‘Red’ Parsons.Survivors include son, Tim (Marjorie) Parsons, Ooltewah, TN; daughter, Beth Sulcer, Hixson, TN; sister, Jewell Kilgore, Sequatchie, TN; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and many special cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.The family would like to thank the caring folks at The Lantern at Morning Pointe, Collegedale, TN and Hospice of Chattanooga.Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Reverend Danny Coffelt officiating. Burial will be at the Plainview Cemetery, Tracy City, TN. The family will receive friends Monday 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT and 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, before the service, at the funeral home.Arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

MCGHEE, MRS. MARTHA, JEWELL, (February 9, 1945 – September 3, 2016)  age 71 of Dunlap, Tennessee and recent resident of the Haven Of Rest in Tracy City and The Bridge At Monteagle passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016.Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Tracy City First Baptist Church with Reverend Ben Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 12:00 Noon until services. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.

WILLIAMS, MR. DANNY, RAY, SR., 62, of Sequatchie Mtn., died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Katherine Rollins Williams; brother, Billy Joe Williams; sisters, Janie Beatrice Williams and Jewelene Williams. He had worked as a truck driver and mechanic and was a veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, "Crickett" Sarah Cabe Williams; son, Danny Ray Williams, Jr .and fiancée, Cheyenne Sutherland; daughters, Crystal Williams Webb and Brian and Amber Michele Williams and fiancé, Josh Jackson; Brothers, Bruce (Carol) and Robert (Reba) Williams; sisters, Jannette Williams Phillips (Tom) Hartsel, Kathy (David) Tate, Edith (Dennis) Cook and Linda (Eddie) Carson; 4 grandchildren, Cameron Williams, Brianna, Ethan and Peyton Webb and mother-in-law, Sarah Cabe. Graveside funeral services will be at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and Wednesday, from 9 am until time of the service. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to an account in Mr. Williams name at First Volunteer Bank. Arrangements were provided by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, TN.

CLEEK, MRS. HAZEL, RUTH, (1939 – 2016), 77, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Friday, August 27, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Sewanee. She was a native of Decatur, Tennessee. She was born in Athens, Tennessee on April 12, 1939 to Fred and Linnie Bell Weir Crisp who preceded her in death along with her husband, Mitchel Cleek; brother, Kenneth Crisp; sisters, Iva Lue Oliver and Carolyn Bowman. She was a member of Laager Methodist Church and had worked at Buster Brown in Chattanooga. She is survived by her brother, Daniel Crisp; sisters, Helen Clark and Lois Campbell; extended family, Gary "Rooster" and Jan Brewer and children, Kyle (Marilu), Matt (Kacy) and Ben (Kassidi); Harper, Hazely and Brody; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Matthew Meeks and Ben Brewer officiating. Burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

JOHNSON, MR. JOHN, WESLEY, 75, passed away Sunday August 28, 2016 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born in Tracy City on November 27, 1940 to Roy and Hazel Byers Johnson who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Herman, Carl and Doug Johnson; sisters, Neva Shrum and Zelma Haynes. He was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and was a member of the Church of Christ at Coalmont. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hazel Sweeton Johnson; son, Wes (Judy) Johnson Jr.; daughters, Jody (Victor) Wright and Sonya (Tim) Garner; sister, Faye (George) Coppinger; grandchildren, Amanda (Barry), Ian (Cassie), Marina, Collin (Hannah), John W. III, Brandi and Jeremiah; great grandchildren, Brandon, Harlee, Andie, Emily and Hunter; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ray Winton officiating with burial to follow in the Coalmont Cemetery. Visitation: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

HARGIS, MR. MICHAEL, (September 8, 1960 - August 25, 2016) Michael Hargis of Tracy City Tennessee past away Thursday August 25, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital. He is proceeded in death by this father James E. Hargis and Mother Lucille Hargis. Mr. Hargis is survived by his children James Hargis, Murfreesboro, TN and Kari Hargis, Coalmont, TN; brother, Harry Crabtree, Fayetteville, TN; sister, Paige Mitchell, Gruetil-Laager, TN; grandchildren; Kaylee Parks, Emily Parks, Aubrey Grace Parks, Kenley Parks, also a special cousin; Peggy Hargis. Visitation will be Sunday August 28, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M. Services beginning at 4:00 PM at the Foster and Lay Chapel in Tracy City Tn.

FREEMAN, MR. CHARLIE, , (1937 – 2016), 79, of Attapulgus, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the home of his sister-in-law in Altamont, Tennessee. He was born in Jasper, Alabama on May 23, 1937 to Henry and Vida Williams Freeman who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Winfred, Willis, Herman, Gilbert, Dock and Jimmy Freeman.He is survived by his wife, Reba King Freeman; sons, Mitchel (Jewell) Freeman, Gonzales, Louisiana, Neal (Darlene) Freeman, Brinson, GA; daughter, Lena (Fred) Presser, Danville, KY; brothers, John Jr. (Gayree) Freeman, Jasper, AL and Bud (Diane) Freeman, Gulfcoast, AL; grandchildren, Alan, Haley, Macy and Emma Grace; a host of loving nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Micah Roberts and Ben Brewer officiating. Burial followed in the Altamont Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

PARSONS, MRS. MARY :”SUE”, (August 11, 1943 - August 23, 2016) .age 73, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, in Winchester, Tennessee. She is preceded in Death by her parents, James and Barbara Merrell; sister, Peggy Shrum. Survivors include her husband, Bill Parsons, Tracy City Tennessee; sons, Avery Merrell, Erdie Merrell, and Matthew Parsons; brother, Jimmy Merrell; granddaughter, Kesia Merrell. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 26, 2016 in the Foster & Lay chapel with Reverend Ernest Lockhart officiating, the burial will be in the Plain view cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.Arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

WILCOX, MRS. JEANIE, LYNN, of Tracy City Tennessee(December 24, 1958 - August 19, 2016)  placed away at her home Friday August 19, 2016 surround by her loved ones. She is proceeded in death by her parents Leon and Betty Crane. She is survived by her husband Lenard Carl Wilcox, sons; Jason Wilcox, Michael Crane,Joseph Reed, daughters; Tammy Wilcox, Beth Reed, Natasha Wilcox, brothers; George Tracy, and Leon Crane. She was a loving mother, grandmother, an great grandmother.

 

Susie Layne Peck
Mrs. Susie Layne Peck, age 83, of Decherd, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving husband and family. She is preceded in death by her mother, Willie E. Thomas Layne and her father, Robert Wilson Layne; son, Sam Stevens; grandson, Joshua Stevens. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, John Milton Peck; daughters, Susan Williams, Jennifer (Daryll) Smiley, Denise Hill and Patty McNeil; sons, Lee Troy Stevens and John Clifton (Pam) Peck ; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild. 
Funeral services will be Tuesday August 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Daryll Smiley officiating. Interment followed at Watson-North Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Hill, Kevin Releford, Mikey Williams, Chuck Williams, Lawson Hise, Colton Stevens, John Michael Peck and Logan Lankford. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your local church or the charity of your choice . Arrangements were provided by Watson-North Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.
Rita D Thompson 
(July 5, 1941 - August 4, 2016) 
 Rita Thompson, age 75, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, Jack Thompson; daughters, Donna Jordan, Ginger Jordan and Jill (Shawn) D'Arcey; brother, Homer (Arlene) Layne, Jr.; sisters, Faye (Bill) Henley, Sherry (Nat) Harris, Joyce (Don) Jacobs, Freda (Rock) Layne; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Graveside service will be at 3:30 P.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016 in the City Cemetery with Reverend John Potts officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net
Johnnie B. Byers 
(August 29, 1943 - August 3, 2016) 
Mr. Johnnie B. Byers age 72 of Monteagle passed from this life on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Southern Tennessee in Sewanee. He was retired from the Monteagle Utility Department and was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jennings. Survivors include his wife, Becky Byers; sons, Johnny (Amy) Byers and Stephen (Karena) Byers; grandchildren, Haleigh, Hunter, and Callie; numerous, wonderful cousins and friends. A memorial service for Johnnie will be 4:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Paul Tittle and Brother Thomas George officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday 2-4 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at:www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee,
Jerry Kenneth Tate
1943 - 2016 
Mr. Jerry Kenneth Tate, age 72, of Winchester and formerly of Tracy City, was received by the Lord on Tuesday, August 2 in his home. Surrounded by family and friends, the beloved coach conquered a bout with Parkinson's for the past 18 years. 
Coach Tate is survived by his wife, Brenda Meeks Tate; one son, Mark Christopher Tate and JoVonna Lee VanHooser Tate; 2 grandsons, Draven Justice Tate and Jerion Rylee Tate; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Geraldine "Connie" Roberts Tate and father Jewell Angus Tate and a beloved grandmother Ida Thompson Roberts. Coach Tate was a graduate of the Class of 1961 at Grundy County High School where he excelled in basketball. He was a member of the GCHS football team and several summer league baseball teams. He entered Tennessee Technological University where he was a graduate with a major in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He received his MS and Ed. S degrees in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee Tech while teaching in public schools. Coach Tate began his coaching career in 1967 with a very successful football team at Whitwell High School where he was named to the All-Tri State Coaching Staff. In subsequent years, he coached in Elkmont, Alabama, DeKalb County, Tennessee, Coffee County, Grundy County and spent his last 13 years of coaching in Marion County where he was an assistant coach, winning 4 state championships during the decade of the 90's. While at Grundy County, he was a three time recipient of the Coach of the Year Award in the Sequatchie Valley Conference for girls' basketball. Coach Tate was best known for coaching football and girls' basketball, but at various times in his career also coached boys' basketball, track, wrestling and baseball. Coach Jerry Tate was widely known as a quiet and gentle mentor, listener and friend. His humility carried over as a son, husband, father and coach to enrich the lives of those with whom he came in contact. A visitation/memorial celebration of Coach Tate's life will be held at the Tracy City Church of Christ on Tuesday, August 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. The family asks that memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be in the form of donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation at https://www.Michaeljfox.org for electronic contributions, via phone at 1-800-708-7644, or by mail to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation , P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

Sarah Jean McGregor 
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Mrs. Sarah J. McGregor passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the home of her daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Howard McGregor; parents, Columbus & Sallie Jacobs Green; twin sister, Martha J. Gilliam. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Tim Sherrill; grandchildren, Jessica Sherrill, Murfreesboro, Zachary Sherrill, Shelbyville and Sarah Beth (Cody) Easley of Huntsville; great-grandson, Matthew Easley; special family, Tabitha Rankin and Chanten Colston; brothers, Herman Green, John T. (Bonnie) Green of Sewanee, Joe Green, Cowan, James (Jan) Green, Sherwood; sisters, Mary Green, Sewanee, Kathy Ownby, Austell, GA, Barbara Byers and Susie (Sam) Kilgore, Monteagle; a host of special nieces and nephews. The family wants to thank the Monteagle Church of Christ, Tree of Life in Tracy City, Stacey Campbell, Stephanie Gibbs, Lindsey Gipson, Holly Foster Bailey, Jenny Thomas, Pam Isabell, Helen Luzzadder, Jan Green and all the other ladies who cared for my mom; Amdeysis Hospice, Holly Langley and Cumberland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Keevin Gray and Brother Paul Tittle officiating. Interment will be in Monteagle Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 30, 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be shared with the family at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.
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Roxanne Crabtree
1962 - 2016 
Ms. Roxanne Crabtree, age 54, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her father, Earl Crabtree; grandparents, Frankie and Melvin Burrows, Walter Reed Crabtree, and Winnie Ella Campbell Crabtree; uncles, Don, Jack, Malcolm; aunts, Wanda and Becky. 
Survivors include her mother, Rachel Crabtree; son, Kirby (Gabby) Crabtree; sister, Tonie Crabtree; nephew, Sam Crabtree. A graveside service was held August 6 in the Coalmont Cemetery with Brother Ray Winton officiating. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
John Walker Bretz 
(June 22, 2016 - July 26, 2016) 
John Walker Bretz was born June 22, 2016 and went to be with the Lord July 26, 2016. He was the infant son of Jonathan and Ashley Bretz. He was proceded in death by paternal great grandfather, George Nunley; paternal grandfather, Kermit Bryson; maternal great great grandfather, John Oscar Woodall; maternal great great grandmother, Glenna Sue Woodall. He is survived by his parents Jonathan and Ashley Bretz; paternal grandparents, Tina Bretz; Michael (Edna) Bretz; paternal great grandmother, Linda Nunley; paternal great grandmother, Linda (Vernon) Teal; paternal great grandfather James (Rhonda) Pack; maternal grandparents, Tiffany (Mark) Mahaffey; maternal great grandmother, Pamela Floyd; maternal great grandfather, Johnny (Regina) Floyd; maternal great great grandmother, Carolyn Scott; paternal aunts, Christa Bretz and Heather Bretz; paternal uncle Justin Bretz; maternal aunt Sarah (Whit) Slatton; numerous cousins, great aunts, great uncles and other family members. Graveside service will be 4:00 P.M. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Monteagle Cemetery with Brother Dennis Carter officiating, the family will receive friends Thursday from 3-4 P.M. at Cumberland Funeral Home. Arrangements are provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee, (931)924-2381. Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net
Clarice Virginia Bray
Mrs. Clarice Virginia Bray, age 80, of Monteagle, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at her home. A graveside service was held at Plainview Cemetery on Wednesday. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
Margaret Burnett
1928 - 2016 
Mrs. Margaret Burnett, age 88, of Palmer, passed away July 25, 2016 at the Unity Medical Center in Manchester. Mrs. Burnett was born June 16, 1928 in Palmer to the late Wesley and the late Mattie (Roberts) Coffelt.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Grimes of Gruetli-Laager; son, David Burnett and wife Karen of Gruetli-Laager; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brother Walter Burnett; Brothers, Amos, Irvin, Marvin "Leck" Lee, Dan, Matthew, and Louis "Luke" Coffelt; Sisters, Mabel Roberts, Abbie Nunley, Mollie Nunley, Frankie Coffelt, Rosa Lou Coffelt, and Bessie Ann Edith Coffelt; Son, Billy Ray Burnett; and son-in-law Charles Grimes.Funeral services were held, July 28, 2016 with Danny and Ronald Coffelt officiating. Burial followed at Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
Allen Howard "Ramey" Cunningham
1952 - 2016
Mr. Allen Howard "Ramey" Cunningham, 63, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born October 7, 1952. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Rae Burnett Cunningham and daughter, Andrea Cunningham.
He is survived by his father, Howard Shirley Cunningham; son, Ryan Cunningham; 3 grandchildren; aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Fall Creek Cemetery with Pastor Matthew Meeks officiating. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
Jeff "Papa" Johnson
Jeff "Papa" Johnson, age 53, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He enjoyed spending time with his family and he loved the Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Alene Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Roxanne Johnson; son, Chase (Alora) Johnson; daughter, Christin (Greg) Fults; grandchildren, Bailey, Taylor, Elliot and soon to be Sidney; step- mother, Rachel Johnson. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Reverend Matthew Meeks officiating. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
Mary Jo Kilgore
1929 - 2016
Mrs. Mary Jo Kilgore, age 87, of Tracy City, TN, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her home. She was retired from the Agriculture Extension Office and was a member of the Church of Christ in Monteagle. A daughter of the late James O. Fults and Margie Nunley Fults, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Kilgore, Jr.; brothers, James H., Billy Ray, Roger Gerald and Ronald K. Fults. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sharon Fults, Kingsport, TN; brother-in-law, David and his wife, Judy C. Kilgore, Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Paul Tittle officiating.
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, TN.
Freddie Eugene Smith
1956 - 2016 
Mr. Freddie Eugene Smith 60, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, died Sunday July 31, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born in Grundy County, Tennessee on February 2, 1956 to Elvin Franklin and Beulah Bell Robertson Smith who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Herbert Chester, Alfred and Bob Smith; sisters, Aline Hargis, Martha Caldwell, Mary Burnett, Lou Bess and Edna Brown.He is survived by his son, Evan (Amanda) Smith; daughters, Amanda Smith and Jeannie Smith; sisters, Betty (Don) Mathis and Lois Lance; brothers, Sam (Faye) Smith, "Troy (Angie) Smith; 9 grandchildren; companion, Carrie Turner a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

BRAY, MRS. CLARICE VIRGINIA, age 80 (February 8, 1936 - July 25, 2016) of Monteagle passed away Monday evening at her home.A graveside service will be 5:00 P.M. Wednesday at Plainview Cemetery with Minister Melvin Childers officiating. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.

KILGORE, MRS. MARY JO, age 87 of Tracy City passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, (June 30, 1929 - July 24, 2016) at her home. She was retired from the Agriculture Extension Office and was a member of the Church of Christ in Monteagle. A daughter of the late James O. Fults and Margie Nunley Fults, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Kilgore, Jr.; brothers, James H., Billy Ray, Roger Gerald and Ronald K. Fults. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sharon Fults, Kingsport,Tn; brother-in-law, David and his wife, Judy C. Kilgore, Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Emma Ruth Kilgore Roberts, Tracy City, TN; several nieces and nephews; caregivers, Debbie Meeks, Ruth Simmons, and Joy Melton.Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Paul Tittle officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-8 P.M. At the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, Tennessee.

SANDERS, MR. TERRY, LEE, 66, of Shelbyville, (June 24, 1950 - July 24, 2016) passed away on July 24, 2016 in Monteagle Tennessee. He was a retired US Army Veteran. He served in the 101st Airborne Division Fort Campbell Kentucky and the 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg North Carolina. As well as two tours of duty in Germany. He is preceded in death by his mother Marie Pass, his father Ralph Sanders, step father John “Buck” Pass, and son Terry Lee Sanders, Jr. He is survived by daughters Teresa (Dan) Mulligan of Estill Springs, TN; Brenda Michelle Sanders of Manchester; and their mother Judy Sanders of Tullahoma, TN; brothers, Larry (Caroline) Sanders, Normandy, TN; Bobby Sanders of Inglewood, FL; granddaughters, Emily Shadow of Tullahoma, TN; Desirae Sanders of Beechgrove, TN; Ashlee Beavers, of Tullahoma, TN; and Sarabeth Beavers of Manchester, TN. He is also survived by his beloved dogs and many friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital, a charity dear to Terry's heart. Memorial service with military honors will be held 6:00 P.M Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the funeral home chapel, visitation will follow. Arrangements are provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee, (931)924-2381. Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

INGLE, MR. JACKIE, DOWELL, age 72 (1943 – 2016) of Cowan, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Systems in Winchester. He was born in Manchester on November 18, 1943 to the late Newton Dowell and Mary Hazel Goodrich Ingle. Jack was a Contractor for the United States Postal Service for 48 years and also worked as a Building Contractor at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Grounds. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Bobbie Lee Rogers Ingle; son, Jackie Dowell Ingle Jr; sister, Francis Gayle Ingle Layne; and brother, Larry Ky Ingle. Jack is survived by his sons, James Larry Ingle of Estill Springs, and Michael D. (Tammy A.) Ingle of Hillsboro; daughter, Deborah Leigh Ingle (Steve) Russell of Cowan; brothers, John G. Ingle of Winchester, and Billy Grant Ingle of Cowan; sisters, Mary Jane Ingle (Jimmy) Whited of Austin, TX, Martha Latreive Ingle (Sam) Kirkland of Winchester, and Sharon Kay Ingle (Jerry) Champion of Winchester; grandchildren, Michelle Lee Edwards, Amanda Naomi-Lee Thompson, Kelley Shea Moon, Brittany Ann Ingle, and Michael Chase Ingle; great-grandchildren, Logan Riley Cunningham, Savannah Lee Stefanski, Patrick Joseph Stefanski III, Connor Thompson, Bristol Thompson, and Finley Moon; and his beloved basset hound, Dixie. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Pittinger officiating. Interment will follow at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Cancer Society . Arrangements were provided by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.

SANDERS, MRS. ELIZABETH, ANN, (July 10, 1974 - July 21, 2016) of Sewanee, Tennessee past away Thursday July 21, 2016 at STRHS in Winchester, Tn. She is survived by husband Kevin Sanders, Children; Timothy Sanders and Devon Sanders, Grandmother; Mary Scott, Father; Tim Scott, Mother; Edith Scott, and brother William Scott. Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Saturday July 23, 2016. Funeral Service is Sunday July 24, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at Cumberland Funeral Home Chapel, burial will be at Eastern Star Cemetery.

BAKER, MRS. RUTH, “NANNY”, age 85, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Services in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her parents, Will and Lena Byers; husband, Malcolm "Doo Little" Baker, Son, Mike Price; siblings, James Byers, Mildred Sissom, Stanley Byers, Wilene Byers; special pets, Marney and Buster, Tanner. Survivors include her children, Jan Price, Tracy City, Tennessee; Rick Baker, Tracy City, Tennessee; daughter-in-law, Peggy Price (Anthony Dishroon); brother, Charles "Frosty" Byers; sister, Yvonne Baggonstoss, Tracy City, Tennessee; grandchildren, Michael and Kaitlyne Price; special nephew, Ken Baggenstoss; special great nephew, Dylan; special pets, Rylo and Donna Summer. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Reverend Mike Rigsby, Reverend Bobby Winton and Brother Claude Hoback officiating. Burial was in the Plainview cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

BUNCH, MRS. TRACY, LAVERNE (SARTAIN), 58, 1958 - 2016 of the Valley Home Community in Grundy County, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at NHC Health Care in Murfreesboro. She was born in Highland Park, MI on June 18, 1958, the daughter of Charles Harold Sartain and Barbara LaVerne Sartain. She attended Ministry Baptist Church. Tracy received her Associates Degree in Computer Science at Nashville Technical Institute. She worked at Aquarius Industries in Nashville and later at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma and Ingersoll-Rand in White House, TN as Computer Programmer Analyst. Tracy's hobbies were reading, crocheting, card and board games, cake decorating, cooking and genealogy. She was a member of the Grundy County Historical Society and the FCE. She was preceded in death by her father in 2012. She is survived by her husband, Michael Bunch; mother, Barbara Sartain; brother, Mark H. Sartain; sister-in-law, Sheena Sartain; her special niece, Darcy Emeelia Sartain; uncle, Marshall Sartain; aunts, Judy Sartain, Mary Hinson and Lois Davenport and several cousins, in-laws and many friends. 

The funeral, officiated by Pastor Barry Rhoads of Ministry Baptist Church in Pelham, will be in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday July 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Sartain Family Cemetery in Burroughs Cove near Pelham. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

HOOSIER, MRS. FAYE, DENT,84, 1931 - 2016 of Palmer, passed away Friday July 15, 2016 at the Health Care Center at Standifer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was currently living in Jasper, TN but spent most of her life in Palmer. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on December 25, 1931 to Lester Grady and Iva Beatrice Frizzell Smith who preceded her in death along with her husband, J.D. Dent; sons, Samuel Keith and Scotty Walter Dent; brothers, Albert Lester Smith; sisters, Patsy Carrick, Ann Smith and Alberta Griffith; husband, Jones Hoosier.She is survived by her sons, Tim (Phyllis), Jeff (Tiffany) and Troy(Lisa) Dent; daughters, Pam (Gene) Caldwell, Deb (Jimmy) Meeks, Lisa (Andy) Morrison and Tammy Cleek; brother, Billy Wade Smith; sisters, Robena (Pat) Tate, Betty Blankenship and Bonnie Watts; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Brett Meeks officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

BIVENS, MR. DONALD, EUGENE, 66, 1949 - 2016of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Monday July 11, 2016 at the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born in McMinnville, TN on October 28, 1949 to William Thurston and Mae Arlene Brown Bivens who preceded him in death along with his sons, Quentin and Matthew Bivens; brother, Charles Bivens. He was a retired Coal miner.He is survived by his wife, Brenda Bivens; daughters, Yolanda (James) Caldwell and Augusta (Bryan) Vandergriff; brother, Mark Bivens; sisters, Willene (Preston) Knowlan, Mary Thomas, Alma Layne, Joyce (Bradley) Layne, Darlene (Anthony) Sanders; grandchildren, Solon, Ariel, Dean, Chyenne, Octavia, Alexzander, Aurora and Malachi; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Burketts Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

ANDERSON, MR. ROBERT NELSON, SR.,age 80, 1935 – 2016,

Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his parents, Elisha and Dorothy Anderson; brother, Douglas Anderson; 2 infant siblings. Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Anderson; sons, Paul (Pam) Marlowe, Sr., Robert Nelson Anderson, Jr. (Rose Lee); daughter, Stephanie Thomas (William); brothers, Hubert Tony Anderson, Gene Anderson, Dave Anderson, C.L. Anderson, Herbert Anderson and Floyd Anderson; sisters, Betty Parsons, Gussie Anderson, Mae Anderson; 13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Friday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Franklin Hill officiating. Burial was in the Clouse Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

CRABTREE, MR. JOHNNY, S.,age 62, of Tracy City, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at The Bridge in South Pittsburg. He was a retired Boiler Maker and a U.S. Navy veteran and was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Lucretia Thomas Crabtree; brother, Bruce Crabtree, Jr.Survivors include his sisters, Janelle (John) Bush, Tracy City and Elizabeth (Doug) Ashley, Winchester; nieces and nephews, Kaitlin Bush, Lennon Ashley, Holly Crabtree and Greg Parsons; several aunts, uncles and cousins.Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

RUSSELL, VELVIE, LEE,. Velvie was born on March 8, 1936 and passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Velvie was a resident of Tracy City, Tennessee at the time of her passing. She was married to Daniel Russell. Funeral services will be 1:00pm Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Danny Coffelt officiating with burial to follow in the Shockley Cemetery in Spencer, TN Visitation: 3:00pm-9:00pm. Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses

LAYNE, MR. DANNY, LEE,57, 1959 – 2016, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Friday July 1, 2016 at the Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on January 24, 1959 to Claude and Loretta Smartt Layne who preceded him in death.He is survived by his wife, Tammy McDaniel Layne; daughters, Dana Wideman, Palmer, Amanda (Evan) Smith, Chatsworth, GA; Jani (Donnie) Slatton and Crystal McDaniel; sisters, Claudette Caldwell and Gayle (Mark) Green; grandchildren, Gage, Matt, Kaylee, Hannah, Haeli, John, Aiden and Drayten; grandmother, Martha Smartt; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Raymond Borne officiating. Burial followed in the Swiss Colony Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

ROLLINS, MARGIE MRS. 81,(1935 – 2016) passed away Wednesday June 22, 2016 at the home of her daughter. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on May 18, 1935 to Clell and Mary Sanders Layne who preceded her in death along with her husband, Hershel Raymond Rollins; daughter, Patricia Ruth Rollins; sons, Mike and Jim Rollins; brothers, Ed, Claude, Clell Jr., Carl and Tommy Layne; sisters, Linda, Lena Grace and Sallie; grandsons, David J. Rollins and Harley Joe Rollins; great granddaughter, Star. She is survived by her daughters, Peg (Ken) O’Dear, Ann (Brad) Seagraves, Barb (Ricky) Stevens, Vic (Tim) Driver; sons, Cleston (Marla), Hershel (Loretta), Dave (Diane), Rick (Kassie), Ken (Shannon) and Larry (Jessica) Rollins; brothers, Kenneth (Cheryl) and Rex (Dorothy) Layne; sisters, Betty Rhinehart, Sue Ann Champion and Mary Layne; 57 grandchildren; 85 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon Friday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Albert Nunley and Delbert Layne officiating with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com
http://www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net/images/spacer.gifMURRAY, OPAL RUTH, MRS, age 86, (April 27, 1930 – June 21, 2016),  South Pittsburg, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at The Bridge At South Pittsburg. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim King and Mary Blaylock; husbands, R.M. McFalls, John K. “Buck” Meeks and Bill “Padno” Murray; children, Jerry McFalls, Roger McFalls; grandchildren, Billy Elrod, Michael McFalls, Timothy McFalls and Frank Edward Rollins. Survivors include her son, Richard D. McFalls, South Pittsburg, Tn; daughters, Sheila J. Nunley, Coalmont, Tn; Wanda P. Smith, Jasper, Tn; son-in-law, Marcus Nunley, Tracy City, Tn; brother, Norman King, Palmer, Tn; 18 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Reverend Ronnie Case officiating, burial will be in the Planview cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m and Friday from 8:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneral.net

TURNER, WILLIAM, RAY, MR., age 90, (1926 – 2016) of Tracy City, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, at his home. Mr. Turner was born in Tracy City on February 1, 1926, a son of the late James Walter Turner, Sr. and Annie McCreary Turner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie on May 30th this year; brothers, James Walter Turner, Jr., Estele Lee Turner and six other brothers and sisters; granddaughter, Leah Marie Turner. Mr. Turner had retired from construction work and was our local historian, he was well known all over the United States as the go to person to find out about historical facts and people of Grundy County. He loved for people to call or come by and talk about Grundy County's past, our famous, as well as the infamous residents, coal mining, railroad, moonshine, or any other good story.Survivors include his sons, Larry (Janice) Turner and Travis (Sharon) Turner; granddaughters, Alice and Sara Beth Turner; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Freddie Savage officiating. Burial will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral home, Tracy City, TN.

GARNER, DOROTHY, MRS, 95, (1921 – 2016) of Palmer, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June, 20, 2016. Born May 11, 1921 to Ben and Rene Morrison. She was a member of the Laager Independent Methodist Church where she was formerly active in the nursing home ministry of the Church. Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Herbert Garner; son, Cecil and Don Garner; grandson, Lindley Garner. Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Pettit, Tunnell Hill, GA, Deborah Smith, Gruetli-Laager, TN and Angela (Randall) Brown, Dalton, GA; son, Steve Garner, Palmer, TN; 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; many great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister John Potts officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

VANHOOSIER, NORA, TREVA, MISS, (1945 – 2016), 70, of Palmer, passed away Sunday June 19, 2016 at the Tennova Healthcare facility in Cleveland, Tennessee. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on November 9, 1945 to Isaac VanHoosier and Nora Layne VanHoosier who preceded her in death along with her sister, Sue Campbell. She is survived by her sisters, Faye (Melvin) Fults, Edith Magdalene Fults and Linda (Boyd) Fults; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Delbert Layne and Mack Hampton officiating with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

TATE. CLARA, RUTH, MRS., age 85, (1931 – 2016), of Jasper, Tennessee passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Standifer Place in Chattanooga. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Graham Nunley and Sarah Cannon Nunley and was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Holt Tate who died on June 12, 1994 and a sister, Doris Allene Hargis. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Billie and Ken Precord; brother, Billy Ray Nunley; sister, Judy Elliott. A graveside service was held Tuesday at the City Cemetery in Tracy City with Ministers Ronnie Cas and Tony King officiating. She was buried beside her husband's grandparents who had raised her husband, Bill. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.

GROOMS, MR. HAROLD, C., 73, (1942 – 2016), of Palmer, passed away Monday June 13, 2016 at the NHC Heathcare in Smithville, Tennessee. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on December 26, 1942 and was the 9th child to Hobert M. and Bessie May Parmley Grooms who preceded him in death along with his brothers, George Edward, James Paul, Clyde William, Douglas and Howard Grooms.Harold was a painter, artist, poet, gardener and carpenter.He is survived by his son, Earl (Megan) Grooms, Woodbury, TN; daughters; Mickey (Danny) Meeks, Gruetli-Laager, Carolyn White, Manchester and Susie (Danny) Hale, McMinnville; sisters, Melba Wilson, Chattanooga, Joyce (Joe) Scruggs, Nashville and Bessie Leigh Grooms Massey, Houston, Texas; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

MEEKS, MRS. MARY LOUISE “Ladbug” Mrs. Mary Louise "Lady Bug" Meeks, age 89 of Coalmont, Tennessee passed away Thursday in Sewanee. She was a daughter of the late Alvin Cantrell and Vivian Tigue Cantrell and was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Meeks, Sr.; son, Ricky Allen Meeks; brother, Bobby Cantrell. Survivors include her children, Dennis L. Meeks, Claude (Elaine) Meeks, Jr., Mary Margaret (Larry) Haynes, Donna (Anthony) Jones; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating. Burial was in Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN

SIBLEY, MR. John, age 55, (June 3, 1961 – June 16, 2016),  of Carrollton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. He was born June 3, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Mrs. Bettye Josephine McBee Sibley and the late Mr. James E. Sibley. He was a retired truck driver with Overnite Transportation, and was also an entrepreneur in various fields of interest. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandparents: Reynold and Thelma McBee and Julian E. and Mattie Mae Sibley. Survivors include his mother, Bettye Sibley of Riverdale, Georgia; brothers: James R. Sibley of Stockbridge, Georgia, Jerry L. Sibley of Riverdale, Georgia, and Jeffrey W. Sibley of Sharpsburg, Georgia; sister, Susie LLinas of Houston, Texas; eight nieces and nephews; and five great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel in Carrollton, Georgia on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM CST from the Chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle, Tennessee with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Gudger Family Cemetery in Suwanee, Tennessee. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements. VISITATION Saturday June 18, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel

HALEY, MRS. MARY, ELLEN, (June 12, 1916 – June 12, 2016), age 100,  Mary Ellen was born in Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL, on June 12, 1916, the oldest daughter of James C. Roberts and Mary Louise Albright Roberts. She graduated from Coffee High School in 1933. She was editor of the student newspaper and elected upon graduation as the most popular member of her class. In 1937 she graduated from Mississippi State College for Women (MSCW) in Columbus, MS, also serving on the college newspaper as managing editor. Upon graduation she moved to New York City (Greenwich Village) and subsequently to Katonah, NY, as a teacher at Bailey Hall, a home for the mentally disabled. In 1938 she married Charles Little Haley III, a recent West Point graduate also from Florence, in the First Presbyterian Church of Florence. Her two sons, Chip and John Owen, were both born at Ft. Bragg, N.C., in the years just before U.S. entry into WWII and the four-year long deployment of her husband in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, and Germany. After the war and the return of her husband, she lived on army posts in Oklahoma (Ft. Sill), Kansas (Ft. Leavenworth). and Atlanta (Ft. MacPherson). Her first daughter, Marian, was born at Ft. Sill. Between 1952 and 1955 she lived in Caracas, Venezuela, while her husband served as military attaché the U.S. Embassy. Her second daughter, Ninian, was born in Florence the summer after her return. The family subsequently lived in Carlisle, PA (Army War College), Ft. Meade, MD, and Birmingham, AL. In 1960, after her husband’s retirement, the family moved to Memphis, TN and then in 1963 returned to Florence. For several years thereafter she was the director of the Hope Haven School for special education in Sheffield, AL. From age two Mary Ellen regularly spent summers in the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in Monteagle, Grundy County, TN, first with her grandmother, Ellen Stedman Albright, her parents, and finally her children. She became a member of the Assembly with the purchase of a cottage in 1957 and resided there year-round after her husband’s death in 1983. She is survived by her four children-- Chip and John Owen, both currently of Tucson, AZ; Marian Farmer of Austin, TX; and Ninian Williams of O’Brien, FL—seven grandchildren and seven—soon to be eight—great grandchildren as well as her one niece, Ann Hayden Bangert of Bloomington, IN, and sole nephew, James R. Megar of Florence, AL.

 

JOHNSON, MRS. MONA, V., age 75, (June 24, 1940 - May 18, 2016)  Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, at the Bridge of Monteagle. She is preceded in death by her husband Dennis Clayton “Butch” Johnson; parents, Celo and Pearl Campbell; brother, Kinson Campbell; sister, Greta Campbell.Survivors include her brothers, Dennis Campbell, Bailey, Autry, and Pernell Campbell; sisters, Dean Perry, Phyliss King, Alice Meeks, Jonah Sanders and Pamela Phipps.Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 20, 2016 in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Minister Dennis Campbell officiating, burial will be in the Bonny Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.Arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net
  JOHNSON, MRS. MARY, MAGDALENE, THOMAS, JOHNSON,  age 93,  of (June 5, 1922 - May 17, 2016) Monteagle passed away Tuesday morning at her home. She was a daughter of the late Jim Earl Thomas and Clara Irene Layne Thomas and was preceded in death by her husband, Embrey Johnson; brothers, James and Billy Thomas; sisters, infant sister, Hazel Thomas, Thelma Cox, Lela Mae Purdy, Robena MaGouirk, Jean Ann Rakauskas and Earl Dean Metcalfe.Survivors include her children, Leona Hamby, Glenda Faye Scissom of Monteagle and Danny Lee (Joy) Johnson of Tracy City; brother, Frank “Pete” (Carolyn) Thomas of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Cindy, Sherrie, Debbie, special caregiver and granddaughter, Marinell, Julie, Dava, Timmy, Shelly, Chris, Ryan and Dana; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend and sister-in-law, Linda Thomas and special friend, Carrie Sue Sanders.A memorial services for Mrs. Johnson will be held at a later date and time to be announced. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.Cremation services are provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.
MEEKS, MRS. GLADYS, FAYE,  (December 23, 1942 - May 17, 2016, age 73 of Tracy City passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. She was a native of Grundy County and a daughter of the late, Richard Fults and Perry Myers Fults and was preceded in death by a son, Troy Lawson; brothers, Ernest Ray Fults and James “Marvin Fults.Survivors include her husband, James A. Meeks; daughters, Rose (Ralph) Green, Monteagle, Faye Boswell, Tracy City; sister, Betty Fults, Tracy City; brothers, Justin Wayne “Smiley” (Nila) Fults and Willie (Rita) Fults, Tracy City; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister John Potts officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-9 P.M. And Thursday 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. At the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, Tennessee.
HOWELL, MRS. MARY, ELIZABETH, 98, (1917 – 2016) of Coalmont, passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at the home of her sister on Suck Creek Mountain. She was born in Coalmont, Tennessee on October 16, 1917 to George and Margaret Dyer Tate who preceded her in death along with her husband, Harvey L. Howell; daughter, Rosy Nell McCarver; brothers, Clifford and Lynn Clyde Tate; sisters, Mae Jocylean Collins and Carolyn Marie Tate.She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Coalmont and a 50 plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star #266 Tracy City Chapter. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Jean (Carl) James, Dunlap, Tennessee; sisters, Mildred Brown, Tracy City, Georgia Dishroon, Cookeville, Dortha Sanders, Chattanooga, Claudine Shirley, Chattanooga and Jeanetta Finch, Gruetli-Laager; grandchildren, Willma "Jenny" Masterson, Calvin "Bud" Tate, Kristena Krengel, Timothy McCarver and Sherry Bailey; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a host of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jimmy King officiating. Burial followed in the Bonnie Oaks Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
RIGSBY, MRS. NANCY, CLEEK, , 92, (1923 – 2016) of Gruetli – Laager, passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on November 27, 1923 to Henry A. Roberts and Oda Rebecca James Roberts who preceded her in death along with her husband and father of her children, Woodrow Cleek; daughter, Woody Wynell Walls; son, Joseph Eugene Cleek; brothers, James and Dillard Roberts; sisters, Agnes Coffelt, Kathleen Jones, Mara Lee Caldwell and Joyce Hargis; husband, John Lesser.She was a member of the Palmer First United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Tennessee Teachers Association and the Florida Teachers Association. She retired from the Polk County, Haines City Florida School System.She is survived by her, husband, Earl Haskel Rigsby; grandchildren, Celisa (Ronald) Walls Cook, Michael (Stephanie) Walls and Jeffrey (Christina) Walls all of Florida; sister, Mary Lou Creighton of Chattanooga; 6 great grandchildren; a host of loving nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers John Ross Jones and John Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
RORER, MR. QUENTIN, ORION, age 17, (October 9, 1998 - May 7, 2016) of Pelham, Tn. passed away Saturday May the 7, 2016. He was a Junior at Grundy County High School, he loved Kayaking and fishing. Preceding him in death was his paternal grandparents Charles and Dorothy Rorer; great-grandparents Blue Hamby, Lonnie Layne, L.D. and Elleanor Rorer, Mr. and Mrs. Suiter.Survivors include, parents Charles and Amber Layne Rorer; brother Ethan Rorer and his girl friend, Summer Caldwell; special aunt, Dava Roberts; grandparents Peggy (Ernest Michael) Burnett, David “Rocky” Layne and Maria Lyra Mula Cabrera; great-grandparents JoAnn Hamby and Earlene Layne; countless cousins, aunts and uncles.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister J.T. Steele officiating. Burial will be in Monteagle Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 to 9 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.netArrangements are made by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave, Monteagle Tn.
YATES, MRS. CLAUDIA, IRENE,   (January 14, 1921 - May 4, 2016), age 95 of Sewanee passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Willows of Winchester. She was born in Sewanee, a daughter of the late Claude and Irene Long Young, and was preceded in death by her husband, Leesul Yates; daughter, Mary Frances Yates; granddaughter, Karen Bailey; an infant child; brother, John Wesley McBee; sister, Gail Lappin.Survivors include her daughter, Connie Warner; son and daughter in law, Lonnie & Elizabeth Yates; grandchildren, Michael Reid and Stacy Yates; great grandchildren, Zachary Ty Reid, Samantha Jordan Reid and Todd Yates; brother, Wayne (Carol) McBee; brother in law, Joe Lappin.Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Eastern Star Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.
COFFELT, FRANCIS MARVIN LEE "LECK" AND BETTY RUTH CREIGHTON, Francis was 92 and Betty was 88, (1927 – 2016) of Palmer, passed away together in the morning hours of Wednesday May 4, 2016. He was in the Hospital at Sewanee and she was at home. They were married for 66 years. Betty was born in Tatesville on November 22, 1927 to John Armfield and Mable Hobbs Creighton who preceded her in death along with her granddaughter, Audrey Lea McBee Nunley; brothers, Jimmy Creighton and Jack Preston Creighton. She was a loving mother and was a member of the Faith Missionary Church. In addition to her children she is survived by her brothers, John A. (Sue) Creighton and Bobby W. (Patricia) Creighton ; sisters, Patsy L. (Kelly) Higgins and Martha Carol (Lecil) Nolan; a host of nieces and nephews.
Leck was born in Coalmont on March 6, 1924 to Wesley and Mattie Roberts Coffelt who preceded him in death along with his granddaughter, Audrey Lea McBee Nunley; brothers, Amos, Irvin, Dan, Luke and Matthew Coffelt; sisters, Abbie Nunley, Molly Nunley, Mable Roberts, Frankie Coffelt, Rosa Lou Coffelt and Bessie Ann Edith Coffelt. He served honorably in the United States Army defending this great country in WWII. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and whittling. In addition to his children he is survived by his sister Margaret Burnett and his little dog Trixie. A host of nieces and nephews.Together they are survived by their children; son, Ronald Coffelt; daughters, Angela (Charlie) McBee, Jennifer (Charles) Griffith and Francine (Charlie Ed) Nunley; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Graveside Funeral services were held Friday at the Palmer Cemetery with Ministers, Danny Coffelt and Brett Meeks officiating. Mr. Coffelt will receive full military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Miracle on the Mountain Play outside park. Which can be made at the funeral home or Citizens Tri-County Bank. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
SAVAGE, MRS. DOROTHY MAE, BROWN, 93, 1922 – 2016,  of Palmer, entered into Heaven on Monday, May 2, 2016, in Smyrna, Tennessee under the care of The Arbors and Gentevia Hospice Care.Mrs. Savage was born on September 27, 1922 to the late George W and Nora Dent Brown. She was a homemaker, a Sunday school teacher, Nazarene Missionary President, Family and Consumer Education Club Member and CNA. She loved gardening and growing her many beautiful flowers. She married the late Nelmon Savage on 01/02/1943 and together they owned the Savage Farm and Nursery in Palmer, Tennessee. They worked beside each other for more than 50 years. Mrs. Savage was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Palmer, Tennessee. She was a kind and gentle soul. She had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. Nothing made her happier than when her family were all with her.She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, Nelmon O. Savage in 1998. Six brothers, Oscar, Elmer, Leo, Delbert, Charles, and Frank Brown. Her twin sister Dora Mae, and her younger sister Margie Brown.She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her two daughters and their families, Patricia Ann (Bob) Creighton of Murfreesboro, TN, and Nelda Carol (Ray) Gomer of Palmer, TN. Five grandchildren, Melissa Creighton (Andy) Hatcher of Lebanon, TN; Amy Creighton (Neil) Stokes of Green Cove Springs, FL; Cary (SarahBeth) Gomer of Palmer, TN; Laurie Gomer of Old Hickory, TN; and Emily Gomer (Cliff) Hinson of Richmond, VA. Nine great-grandchildren: Jordan and Bobby Hatcher, Ashley and Aiden Stokes, Cullen, Clay, Casey, Caleb and Catie Gomer, and Carter Hinson. Three great step-grandchildren, Kaytlynn, Cegan, and Kyra Hinson.Funeral services were held Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Lynn Casseday and Cary Gomer officiating. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
CHANDLER, MRS. SAMANTHA, KATHLEEN, 26, ( 1989 – 2016) of Gruetli – Laager, passed away tragically Sunday May 1, 2016. She was born in Dalton, Georgia on September 8, 1989 and was employed at Tag Plastics in Tracy City and was a graduate of Grundy County High School. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Chester Donlow Kirtland Sr. She is survived by her son, Kyle James Chandler; parents, Chester "Donnie" and Melinda Kirtland; sisters, Nina (Adam) McGee and Miranda (Isaac) Scott; grandparents, William Bill and Linda Millsaps and Arlene Kirtland.A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Minister Mike Rigsby officiating. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN

 

HENLEY, MR. BORIS, STEPHEN (January 5, 1961 - May 4, 2016)  (January 5, 1961 - May 4, 2016) http://www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net/images/spacer.gif, age 55, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lillian. Survivors include his companion wife Heidi Johnson; children, Samuel Henley, Crystal Henley, and Mary McBee; brothers, Ray Henley, Mickey (Emma) Henley; Richard (Terry) Henley; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 4:00 P.M. Sunday, May 8, 2016 in the Cumberland funeral home chapel with Reverend Danny  Coffelt officiating, burial will be in the Summerfield cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6-9 P.M. Arrangements are provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee (931)924-2381. Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

ORANGE, MR. EDWARD, RAY, age 60, (September 14, 1955 - May 5, 2016) of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at his home. He is preceded in death by his son, Greg Orange; parents, James and Johnnie Ray Orange; brother, John Orange; and infant brother.Survivors include his wife Rose Orange; daughter, Robin (Christopher) Gross; brothers, Carl Orange, Doug Orange, William Orange; sisters, Margaret Sherrill, Susie Meeks; grandchildren, Aaron and Alex Gross; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 4:00 P.M. Saturday, May 7, 2016 in the Foster & Lay chapel with Reverend Barry Nolan officiating, burial will be in the Orange Hill cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee.

YATES, MRS., CLAUDIA, IRENE “JAY”, Yates age 95, (January 14, 1921 - May 4, 2016), of Sewanee passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Willows of Winchester. She was born in Sewanee, a daughter of the late Claude and Irene Long Young, and was preceded in death by her husband, Leesul Yates; granddaughter, Karen Bailey; an infant child; sister, Gail Lappin.Survivors include her daughter, Connie Warner; son and daughter in law, Lonnie & Elizabeth Yates; grandchildren, Michael Reid and Stacy Yates; great grandchildren, Zachary Ty Reid, Samantha Jordan Reid and Todd Yates; brother, Wayne (Carol) McBee; brother in law, Joe Lappin.Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Eastern Star Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home. www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.

TAYLOR, MS AMERICA, EDNA, 95, of Palmer, passed away Friday April 29, 2016 at NCH Nursing Home in McMinnville, Tennessee. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on May 15, 1920 to Francis Marion and Margaret Lear Bess Taylor who preceded her in death along with her sisters, Laura Rains, Bessie Nunley, Mable Jenkins and Rosie Jarrett; brothers, Everett, Emmory, Corbett and Ivory Taylor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee. She is survived by several nieces and nephews along with her caregiver and nephew, Francis Nunley of McMinnville. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday at the Fall Creek Cemetery in Gruetli-Laager. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

GOODMAN, MS. DOROTHY, NELL, SCHIESSER, , age 86, (July 28, 1929 - April 28, 2016, Chattanooga, TN, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at The Bridge At Monteagle. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harris and Nora Sweeton Campbell; several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her sons, James (Minnie) Schiesser, Red Bank, TN; Johnny (Linda) Schiesser, Tracy City, TN; brother, Robert Campbell, Tracy City, TN; sisters, Geneva Cunningham, Tracy City, TN; Elsie Johnson, Dalton, GA; four grandchildren, Matthew Schiesser, Mendy Pearce, John Schiesser, and Kelley Lowery; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Brother Claude Hoback officating, burial will be in Swiss Colony Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 6-8 P.M. All will be central times. Arrangements provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tn (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

NORTHCUTT, MS. WILLIE MAE PAYNE, Ms. Willie Mae Payne Northcutt, age 94, 1921 – 2016,  of Pelham passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Manchester Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Stanley Northcutt; parents, Will and Thursa Hamby Payne; 3 sisters, Goldie Johnson, Damie Wimberley and Florence Trussell; brother, Johnny Payne.Her favorite pastime was planting and working in her garden and quilting.Survivors include her sons, Benson (Nadine) Northcutt, Earl (Donna Jean) Northcutt, and Freddie (Darlene) Northcutt; grandchildren, Cheryl (Michael) Rogers, Robby Northcutt, Sherry (Anthony) Harshman, David (Sandra) Northcutt, Marty Northcutt, Mike (Cindy) Northcutt, Tammy (Andy) Banks, Stan Northcutt, Carla (Kurt) Glick, Darla (Grant) Hill, Chris Northcutt, Maeghan Northcutt; 20 great grandchildren, 6 step-great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren, 2 step-great-great grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Ronnie Trussell and Reverend Brett Meeks officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

CUNNINGHAM, MS. BRANDY, LYNN, age 36, (July 25, 1979 - April 25, 2016), of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her father, Lanny Lee Campbell; grandfather, Edward "Duxie" Campbell.She is survived by her two sons, Justin Douglas Hall and Jacob Ryan Cunningham; mother, Brenda Murray Campbell; sisters, Angela (Chris) Layne; Amy Lee (Bryan Scott) Campbell; Sherry (Donnie) Thomas; special aunt, Lynn Campbell; special friends, Megan Sitz, Shelly Walker; aunt, Renee Oliver; uncle, Shawn and Stacey Campbell; grandmother, Helen D. Campbell; grandfather, David Murray. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 28, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Mike Rigsby officiating, burial will be in the Clouse Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-9 P.M.Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

BRADFORD, MR. QUINTION, EUGENE, JR., 51, of the Cumberland Heights Community, passed away Friday April 15, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on February 22, 1965. He was a welder at Valmont Industries in Jasper, Tennessee until his health declined. He was preceded in death by his father, Quinton E. Bradford Sr. He is survived by his fiancée, Crystal A. Layne; mother, Zada Elizabeth Bouldin Bradford; daughters, Lacy Jade Bradford and Jordan Page (Kurt) Brewer; step-daughters, Micah Worley and Christan (Ethan) Dykes; sisters, Bitha Dill and Donna Mitchell; brothers, Avery Michael Dill and Joel Alan Dill; grandchildren, Kaden Nichols, Kolt Brewer and Kirtlynn Brewer; loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers George Bryant and John Welcome officiating. Burial will follow in the new Bradford-Layne Cemetery in Cumberland Heights. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

CUNNINGHAM, MR. CECIL, WADE,age 92, of Tracy City passed away at NHC Health Care in McMinnville Sunday, April 17, 2016. He was the son of the late Emmette and Ida Brown Cunningham and is preceded in death by his wife Minnie Cunningham, brothers Charles, Kennerly, and Jewel Cunningham.  Survivors include his children, Debbie (Thomas) Measles of McMinnville, TN, Erica Miller of Tracy City, TN, Patricia (Jack) Reynolds of Miami, FL, Roger Cunningham of Woodbury, TN, former son-in-law Lee Miller of Tracy City, TN; grandchildren, Robbie, Levi, and Cecilee Miller all of Tracy City, TN, Amber (Richey) Woodlee of McMinnville, TN, Renea (Damon) Woodlee of McMinnville, TN, Patrick (Jenn) Cunningham of Davie, FL, Tristan and Wesley Cunningham of Woodbury, TN; 7 great-grandchildren, and 3 nephews. Cecil was a member of the Myers Hill Congregational Methodist church, and was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Myers Hill Congregational Methodist Church with Brother Dennis Rollins and Brother Ralph Shrum officiating. Burial was in Plainview Cemetery with full military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN. f

GARNER, MR. WILLIAM, CLARENCE, 1928 - 2016, of Bells Cove near Pelham, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at his home. Mr. Garner was born in Decherd, a son of the late Oscar Sumner Garner and Lucinda Long Garner. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Luther Boyle Garner, Oscar Herman Garner, Roy Estill Garner, Redus and Reynolds Garner; sisters, Zula Mae Hill, Roberta Myers and Evelyn Garner. Mr. Garner was an active member of the Church of Christ at Pelham and had been a farmer all of his life. Survivors include his wife, Faye M. Garner; son, Dennis C. (Vickie) Garner of Pelham; Marcia Garner Rice (Richard) of Nashville; grandson, Matthew Garner; great-grandsons, Taylor Arce and Lane Clarence Garner; sister, Augusta Crownover of Decherd. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bob Winton and Minister Ray Winton officiating. Burial will be in the Church of Christ Cemetery in Pelham. Pallbearers will be Matthew Garner, John Meeks, Carl Burnett, Robert Sitz, Mike Partin and Quinton Partin. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

 

FREDRICK, MRS. MARY, K., (June 9, 1940 - April 13, 2016), 75, passed away, Wednesday April 13, 2016 at a Winchester Hospital. She was born in Coalmont on June 9, 1940 to Harvey and Edna Morgan Nunley who preceded her in death along with her husband, Pat Fredrick; granddaughters, Joanna Sitz and Felicia Meeks; daughter, Hazel Meeks; son-in-law, Carl Sitz; brothers, Kenneth, James Earl, Stanley, Dee, Wesley and Loyd Nunley; sisters, Alma Ruth, Nellie Hill and Maudie Rhea.She was a member of Mount Calvary Apostolic Church.She is survived by her son, Ernest (Sue) Fredrick; daughter, Geniva Sitz; brothers, Albert (Carol) Nunley, Don (Cindy) Nunley and Robert (Sue Donna) Nunley; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Elders, Franklin and Michael Hill officiating with burial to follow in the Bonnie Oaks Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday at Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee.

LOWE, MRS. VELMA, T. (January 17, 1942 - April 11, 2016), 74, passed away Monday April 11, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga Tn with her family by her bedside. She was born in Coalmont, Tennessee on January 17, 1942 to Marlin Turner and Margie Sweeten Turner who preceded her in death along with husband, Kenny Lowe. She was of the Church of God faith.She is survived by her sons, Tim (Lisa) Orange and Jack Lowe; daughter, Sherri (Terry) Caldwell; brothers Bobby Turner, Ray and Charles Tipton; twin sister Thelma Gilliam; sisters, Shirley Carrick, Sue Collins and Brenda Goins; grandchildren, Shawn Caldwell, Blake Orange, Ethan Orange and Travis Caldwell; great grandson, Eli Caldwell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Benji Goins officiating with burial to follow in the Plainview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 5:oo PM till 9:00 PM at Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee and Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 PM

SITZ, MRS.Nancy,PEARL, (October 1, 1940 - March 31, 2016), age 75, Coalmont, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her husband R.B. Sitz; son, Dan W. Sitz; mother, Lucille McDaniel; brothers, James, Paul David, Glen McDaniel; sisters, Nadine, Peggy.Survivors include her nine children, Tina Finney, Billy Sitz, Robert “Roger” Sitz, Mary Johnson, Susie Murphy, Stella Louise Anderson, Linda Longley, Paul Sitz, and Dianne Totherow; sister, Ruth Green, brother, Charles McDaniel; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. She will be loved and missed by her Family and Friends.Services will be 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 2, 2016 at Bakers Chapel in Tracy City, with Reverend Bobby Winton and Mike Rigsby officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. At the church.Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

CAMPBELL, MR. GAYLON, 64, of Tracy City, passed away, Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the Sewanee Hospital. He was employed at Seymour Manufacturing at Altamont. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Campbell and Violet Hampton Campbell; brothers, Bobby Hampton and Wayne Campbell. He is survived by his wife, Mary Campbell; son, Dewayne Campbell; daughter, Amanda Campbell; brother, Ronnie (Renee) Campbell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Hobbs Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Bonnie Beatrice Campbell

CAMPBELL, MRS. BONNIE, BEATRICE, ,(1930 – 2016) 85, of Tracy City, passed away Wednesday April 6, 2016 at the hospital in Sewanee. She was born in Tracy City on April 15, 1930 to William G. Meeks and Bonnie May Campbell Meeks who preceded her in death along with her husband, Allen E. Campbell; son, Rocky Campbell; brothers, Bobby Gene and Billy Meeks; sister, Josephine Sargeant. She is survived by her daughters, Prudance (Harold) Hall and Velvdean (Dwain) Cole; sons, Anthony (Gale) Campbell, Shane D. (Joy) Campbell, Troy Campbell; sisters, Judy (James) Barry and Brenda (Jerry) Tate; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonnie Oaks Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

PHILLIPS, MR. JERRY, LEE, (1948 – 2016), 68, of Gruetli – Laager, passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on January 30, 1948 to David Foster and Rubie Nell Davis Phillips who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Spec. Marvin F. Phillips and Billy Phillips.He was a member of the Hubbard's Cove Church of God. He is survived by his daughter, Mary L. Phillips, Manchester; sons, Bruce Wade Phillips, Manchester and Marvin Bradley (Kristi) Phillips, Gruetli-Laager; sisters, Mary Ruth (Mike) Shadrick, Palmer and Lucy (Paul) West, Jasper; brothers, James Earl Phillips, Morrison, Glenn (Terry) Phillips, Altamont and Kirk (Paula) Phillips, Gruetli-Laager; 8 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minster Jack Nance officiating. Burial will follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

BORN, MRS., VIRGIL, MARIE, (1931 – 2016), 84, of Gruetli – Laager, passed away at her home Monday, March 21, 2016. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on March 27, 1931 to Virgil Franklin and Rena Belle Higgins Green who preceded her in death along with her husband, Leonard Melvin "Snood" Borne; sister, Carrie Borne; great grandson, Sydney Borne.She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Danny) Green; sons, Gary and Lorne Borne; brother, Bobby Loyd (Perky) Green; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; Uncle, Kelly (Patsy) Higgins.Funeral services were held Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Burkett's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

MCDANIEL, MRS. ANNA, LEE, 10/14/1939 - 04/02/2016 ,76, a light to all who knew her went to be with her Lord on April 2, 2016 surrounded by her family. Ann had a sparkling personality and a smile that brightened every room. She made every person feel special and was a giving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Ann was beloved. Ann was the daughter of the late Floyd Tate and Mary Louise Cunningham Tate. She was the youngest of three children. She was a loving wife of 52 years to Jack McDaniel who preceded her in death along with their infant daughter, Darla, her beloved grandson, Corey and her parents. Ann is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Larry) Henry, Susan (the late Peanut) Scissom and Jackie (Buddy) Sweeton; grandchildren, Jill (Jimbo) Crabtree, Chris (Rhonda) Henry, Jody Scissom, Lori Henry, Jason (Jessica) Sweeton (and baby on the way), Jazmin Sweeton (Ryan); greatgrandchildren,  Chloe Scissom, Luke Henry, Laurel Henry and Jacie Coriann Wideman; brother, Leon “Gabby” Tate; sister, Jimmie K. Levan; several loving neices and nephews; loving companions, Shooter and Oliver. She was a member of the Gruetli Church of God. Ann had a strong faith and will be long remembered for the immeasurable gifts she gave and for the deep impression she has left on the hearts of all who knew her. Ann was a retired sewing machine operator, she took great pride in her job and enjoyed the fellowship with her co-workers and friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Willard Griffin, John Potts and Matthew Meeks officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Visitation: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

 

NUNLEY, MR. ROY, WAYNE, 4/7/1952 - 04/02/2016, 63, of the Flat Branch Community, passed away at his home, April 2, 2016 with his family at his bedside. He was born in Tracy City on April 7, 1952 to Jessie Herbert and Nellie Lee Morgan Nunley who preceded him in death along with his brother, Larry Nunley; sister, Virginia Short. He was a retired truck driver with Tyson and attended the Gum Springs Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Pickett Nunley; brothers, Robert (Alphene), Charles (Francine) and Kenneth (Jackie) Nunley; sister, Leda Totherow; special caregivers, Tracy Anderson, Carolyn Nunley and Melissa Mosely; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Ernest Lockhart and James Caldwell officiating with burial to follow in the Bonnie Oaks Cemetery. Visitation: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sunday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

SEAGROVES, MRS., Nancy, PEARL,(October 1, 1940 - March 31, 2016,  age 75, Coalmont, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her residence. She is preceded in death by her husband R.B. Sitz; son, Dan W. Sitz; mother, Lucille McDaniel; brothers, James, Paul David, Glen McDaniel; sisters, Nadine, Peggy. Survivors include her nine children, Tina Finney, Billy Sitz, Robert “Roger” Sitz, Mary Johnson, Susie Murphy, Stella Louise Anderson, Linda Longley, Paul Sitz, and Dianne Totherow; sister, Ruth Green, brother, Charles McDaniel; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. She will be loved and missed by her Family and Friends. Services will be 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 2, 2016 at Bakers Chapel in Tracy City, with Reverend Bobby Winton and Mike Rigsby officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. At the church. Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

TATE, MR. JEFFERY, LEON, 9/12/1959 - 03/30/2016,56, passed away Wednesday March 30, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born in Altamont, Tennessee on September 12, 1959. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Mae Flynn Tate.He was retired Road Superintendent from the City of North Ridgeville, Ohio living there 49 years before returning back home to Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee.He is survived by his wife, Patty Reiser Tate; son, Tom (Pam) Kerper, Elyria, OH; daughter, Tina (John) Kowalczyk, North Ridgeville, OH; father, Leon Tate, Gruetli-Laager; sisters, Janice Duke, Palmer and Ginger (Kirby) Wideman, Gruetli-Laager; grandchildren, Johnny, Vivian and Trevor; nieces, Lillie, Angie (Seann) and Jordan. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Matthew Meeks officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

CAMPBELL, MRS. JENNIE, GENEVA, “SISTER”, 5/18/1925 - 03/30/2016 ,90, passed away Wednesday March 30, 2016 at Riverpark Hospital in McMinnville. She was born in Alabama on May 18, 1925 to Allen and Octa Whitman Lockhart who preceded her in death along with her sister, Charity Norris; brothers, George “Bunk” Lockhart, C.B. “Kink” Lockhart and John Lockhart; husband, Johnny Earl Campbell. She was a homemaker and loving mother and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Altamont. She is survived by her sons, Brent (Crystal) and Bart (Audra) Campbell; sisters, Veola Hiett and Scennon Turner; brother, Andy (Blondell) Lockhart; grandchildren, Kenny (Jessica) and Jacob Earl Campbell, Shelley Campbell; great grandson Carter Joseph Campbell; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at the Mormon Church with Bishop Aaron Barrett officiating with burial to follow in the Fults Cemetery. Visitation: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee and at the church 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM Saturday at the Church. www.laynefuneralhome.com

AGEE, MRS. KIMBERLY, DIANE, age 47, Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at her residence with her family at her bedside. She is preceded in death by her grandmothers, Margaret Bouldin and Elizabeth Terry.She is survived by her husband, Steve Agee, Tracy City, Tennessee; parents, Earl and Rena Terry, Tracy City, Tennessee; brother, Greg Terry, Winchester, Tennessee; sister, Treena Kilgore, Tracy City, Tennessee; nephews, Logan Kilgore, Hayden Terry; niece Shelby Terry. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Saturday, April 2, 2016 in the Foster & Lay chapel with Elder Franklin Hill officiating, burial will be in Clouse Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

STEWART, MR. LINSEY, KEVIN, 2/1/1953 - 03/29/2016,63, passed away Tuesday March 29, 2016 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was born in Warren County on February 1, 1953 to Frank and Allene Ames Stewart who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Ralph, Ronnie and Danny Stewart. He was retired from Carrier in Morrison. He is survived by his wife, Regina Knight Stewart; son, Kevin Stewart; daughters, Emily (Michael) Sanders, Lindsey Brady (Jeremy Huntley); sister, Dail (Gary) Simmons; brothers, Roger (Glenda) Stewart, Frank (Kay) Stewart and Melvin (Tammy) Stewart; grandchildren, Peyton, Skylar, Kiley, Lyla, Kyndyll and Ava; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minster Kenny Barrett Sr. officiating with burial to follow in the Hunerwadel Cemetery. Visitation: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM Wednesday and 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Thursday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.co

SHRUM, MR. THOMAS, ALLEN, 1937 – 2016,age 78, Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at his home. He was a member of the Myers Hill Congregational Church. He was born November 21, 1937 in Garrett, KY to Oscar and Louella Shrum who preceded him in death along with a brother, Robert Mitchell Shrum.He is survived by his wife, Carol Shrum, Tracy City, TN; sons, Doyle Allen Shrum (Brenda), Tracy City, TN, Kevin Franklin Shrum (Edi), Cagle, TN; brother, Leon Shrum, Tracy City, TN; sisters, Bertha Crisp, Tracy City, TN; Betty Shrum, Tracy City, TN; three grandchildren, Sara, Anna, and Travis.Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in the Foster & Lay Chapel with Reverend Dennis Rollins and Reverend Andy Lockhart officiating. Burial was in the Burns Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

ROBERTS, MISS, MARY, BETTY, JUNE, age 77, of McMinnville, passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at the NHC Nursing Home in McMinnville with her family at her bedside. She was born in Gross Cove in Grundy County to Lewis and Tennie Bouldin Roberts who preceded her in death along with her sister, Lena Mae Roberts; brother, Lewis Gordon Roberts, Jr.She was a member of the Church of Christ at West End in McMinnville and had attended the Church of Christ at Altamont and was a resident of Altamont until her health declined. She is survived by her sister, Patricia and her husband Gerald Austin, McMinnville; several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services was held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Mountain View Cemetery in McMinnville with Elder Johnny Dickerson officiating. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

BRYANT, MR. WILLIAM “HOUSTON” BRYANT, 1940 – 2016, age 75, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 with his family by his bedside. He was born in Pryor Ridge, Tennessee on November 12, 1940 to Jesse Lawrence, Sr. and Ethel Bryant who preceded him in death along with his son, Timothy Bryant; brothers, Leon, Lawrence Jr., J.C., Elmer, W.R.; sister, Hazel Dunn. He was a member of the Sweeton Hill Congregational Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Ruth Nunley Bryant; son, Marty Bryant (Elizabeth); daughter, Linda Meeks (Kendall); sisters, Lucille Parker, Chattanooga, TN; Bea Lovingood, Chattanooga, TN, Una Mae Hearn, Batesville, MS; one grandchild, Baylor Bryant; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Sweeton Hill Congregational Methodist Church with Reverend John Potts and Charles Tipton officiating. Burial was in the Pryor Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN

COWAN, DR. MICHAEL LELAND, SR., DDS, 1948 – 2016, age 67, of Hixson, passed away suddenly Saturday morning, March 26, 2016. He was born May 23, 1948 in Atlanta, Ga. Mike was the son of Leland and Francis Cowan and brother of Carol Goodwin, David Cowan, and Chris Cowan. He grew up in Chattanooga, TN and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Notre Dame High School, where he excelled academically and athletically. He went to Middle Tennessee State University where he played football.  After graduation from MTSU, Mike joined the United States Army and achieved the rank of Captain. After his military service, he attended dental school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Upon graduation from dental school, Mike opened a practice in Tracey City, TN, where he served the community for over two decades. In 2002 Mike sold his practice and returned home to Chattanooga, where he worked as a dentist for the county health department until his retirement in January 2016. Mike was a devoted son, loyal brother, loving father, and proud grandfather. He was a respected professional and a loved family member. He was predeceased by his father Leland Cowan, his brother Chris Cowan, and his grandson Colton Shero.  He is survived by his mother Francis Cowan, his sister Carol Goodwin, his brother David Cowan, his daughters Lacey Cowan and Erin Shero, his son Michael Cowan, his grandchildren Laurel Carter, Savanah Carter, Lauren Rumba, Mattie Rumba, Jon Johnson, Scout Carter, Tristen Carter, Stan Shero, Walker Cowan and Leland Cowan, and his loving wife Marsha Cowan. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Mass of Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 501 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412, with Father Jim Vick and Dr. Ken Duggan officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, Hixson

BORN, MRS. VIRGIL, MARIE, 1931 - 2016, 84, of Gruetli – Laager, passed away at her home Monday, March 21, 2016. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on March 27, 1931 to Virgil Franklin and Rena Belle Higgins Green who preceded her in death along with her husband, Leonard Melvin "Snood" Borne; sister, Carrie Borne; great grandson, Sydney Borne.She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Danny) Green; sons, Gary and Lorne Borne; brother, Bobby Loyd (Perky) Green; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; Uncle, Kelly (Patsy) Higgins.Funeral services were held Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Burkett's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

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GREEN, MR. PAUL, RICHARD, 1935 - 2016, age 80, Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Manchester Health Care Center, Manchester, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rosie Shrum Green; brother, Bob Green; sister, Betty Singleton. Survivors include his brother, Eugene Green (Faye), Manchester, Tennessee; sisters, Mary Louise Green, Tracy City, Tennessee; Peggy Winton (Steve), Troy, Alabama; nephews, Tim Seals, Ricky Seals, Earl Green, David Green, Brad Green, Eric Green, and LaVaughn Green; niece, Rhonda Lynn Hiett, Katie Winton and Cameron Winton; special friend, Barbara King. Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Steve Winton officiating. Burial followed in the Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

NUNLEY, MR. ROBERT, G., 55, passed away in Alabama on Feb 29, 2016 of a massive heart attack. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lottie Lena Pavlak Nunley; brother, John L. Nunley.  Survivors include his father, William L. Nunley; sisters, Stella Pavlak, Helene Poling and Brenda Hoffman. A memorial will be held at a later date.

SANDERS, MS. SONYA DEE, age 44, Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee. A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the King Cemetery in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN

STEVENS, MR. HENRY, TAYLOR, (December 13, 1926 - March 18, 2016), age 89, of Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents, Foster and Ethel Crowe Stevens, brother, Edward “Toopie” Stevens; son, Sam Stevens; grandson, Josh Stevens. He is survived by his children, Susan Williams, Jennifer (Daryll) Smiley, Denise Hill, Troy Stevens; brothers, Carl Stevens and Frank Stevens; sister, Pauline McCanless; 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. A memorial service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday at Monteagle First Baptist Church with Dr. Daryll Smiley officiating. There will be no visitation. Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave., Monteagle, Tennessee.

GREEN, MR. PAUL, RICHARD, (October 18, 1935 - March 15, 2016), age 80, Monteagle, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Manchester Health Care Center, Manchester, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Rosie Shrum Green; brother, Bob Green; sister, Betty Singleton. Survivors include his brother, Eugene Green (Faye), Manchester, Tennessee; sisters, Mary Louise Green, Tracy City, Tennessee; Peggy Winton (Steve), Troy, Alabama; nephews, Tim Seals, Ricky Seals, Earl Green, David Green, Brad Green, Eric Green, and LaVaughn Green; niece, Rhonda Lynn Hiett, Katie Winton and Cameron Winton; special friend, Barbara King. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 18, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Steve Winton officiating, burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-8 P.M. At the funeral home. Arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

RIEDER, MRS. GEORGIA, FAY, GARNER, age 94, of Pelham, Tennessee, passed away Sunday morning, March 13, 2016, at her home. She was born in Franklin County, a daughter of the late Lou Allen Garner and Mary Catherine Hayes Garner and was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd H. Rieder; grandson, Mark L. Mayes; sisters, Reba Baker and Gertrude Gipson; brothers, Eugene, Dewey and Jim Hayes Garner. Mrs. Rieder was a faithful member of The Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Kenneth) Mayes, Sandra (Fred) Hale both of Tracy City; grandchildren, Kenneth R. Mayes, Melinda Harrub, Ben Hale and Beth Myers; 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The family wants to give a special thanks to Mrs. Rieder's caregivers, Linda Smith, Brooke Kilgore, Jane Hill, Kim Meeks, Bonnie Bodine, Faye Henley and Kay and also to East Tennessee Hospice. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ray Winton and Ben Hale officiating. Burial will be in Warren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ben Hale, Ken Mayes, Bill Rieder, Tim Rieder, Sam Myers, Jay Myers, Clinton Myers and Brad Harrub. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

ADAMS, MR. AARON, MATTHEW, age 43, of Coalmont, passed away on Saturday March 12, surrounded by family and friends. Aaron worked at Arnold Engineering Development Complex and loved to work on cars, motorcycles and be outdoors. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Hercehel Anderson and Verna Coppinger, his adoptive parents, Alfred and Myrtis Adams and sister Patricia Adams. Aaron is survived by father, Larry Anderson (Debra); mother, Anna Lydette O'Dear Hardbarger (Dwain); sons, Aaron Glen and Aalex Adams; brothers, Larry Anderson Jr., Anthony Anderson, Matthew Anderson (Amy), Jacky Hardbarger (Marlina), Joseph Hardbarger (Kristie); uncle, Jimmy O'Dear (Brenda); sisters, Fran Adams and Karon Barrett (Dal); cousins, Tracy Hodges (Dave), Jamey O'Dear, Daniel O'Dear (Christy) and Kelly Barrett; girlfriend, Ashley Colvin as well as a host of nieces, nephews and many close friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Dal Barrett and Jacky Hardbarger officiating. Burial will be in Coalmont Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

GALLAGHER, MRS. JANIE, BELLE, HINES, age 100, of Pelham, Tennessee, passed from this life Thursday, March 10, 2016, at her home. She was born April 2, 1915, a daughter of the late John and Belle Patton Gallagher and was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Hines; brothers, Paul, Tom and Joe Gallagher; sister, Mary Sue Taylor; niece, Tommie Cook and Nephew Wendell Gallagher. Mrs. Hines was a member of Pelham United Methodist Church. Survivors include a niece, Jean Buckner, Hixson; great nephew, Jerry Cook, Chickamauga, GA; great nieces, Darlene Pardue, Chattanooga, Carrie Hardy and Ashleigh Bethune both of Hixson, Jennifer Ruefenacht, Bangor, Maine; several great- great nieces and nephews and one great-great-great nephew. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Pelham United Methodist Church with Reverend De Hennessy officiating. The family will receive friends Friday 5-9 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle. The body will lie in state at the church on Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of services. Burial will be in the Church of Christ (Patton) Cemetery in Pelham. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

CAMPBELL, MR. WILLIAM, OSCAR, age 77, of Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents; Tom and Minnie Campbell; grandson, Matthew Campbell. Survivors include his two sons, Ronnie (Betty) Campbell, Steve (Julia) Campbell all of Monteagle, Tennessee; brothers, Jim Campbell, Oak Grove, Franklin County; Raymond Campbell, Hillsboro, Tennessee; sisters, Esther Butner, Monteagle, Tennessee; Doris Patrick, Monteagle, Tennessee; Rachel Haynes, Monteagle, Tennessee; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Daryll Smiley officiating. Burial will be in the Summerfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

NUNLEY, MR. TED,83, of Palmer, passed away Tuesday March 1, 2016 at Park Ridge West in Jasper, Tennessee. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on June 3, 1932 to Simon and Lizzie Henley Nunley who preceded him in death along with his sister, Ann Cleek; brother, Bonnell Nunley; wife, Hazel Pocus Nunley. He is survived by his son, Chris Nunley; grandson, Adam Nunley; loving nieces and nephews, Delores, Angel, Allen, Alvin, Dean and Shane. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

WINDHAM, MRS. PATRICIA, JOANN, age 78, of Tracy City, passed away Monday evening, February 29, 2016, at Hospice House in Chattanooga. Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ben Curtis officiating. Burial will be in Coalmont Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

NUNLEY, MR. MICHAEL,63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee where he had been living with his sister. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on July 18, 1952 to Ed and Marie Sweeton Nunley who preceded him in death along with his brother, Bill Nunley. He was retired from TVA. He is survived by his daughter, Mikaela Nunley of Hixson, Tennessee; sister, Theresa (Duncan) Brummit of Dickson, Tennessee; brother, Carl Ed (Sam) Nunley, Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee; loving nieces and nephews.Visitation for family and friends will be held 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST, Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN. 

NUNLEY, MRS. AUDREY, LEA (MCBEE) NUNLEY 1974 - 2016  Mrs. Audrey Lea McBee Nunley, 41, of the Flat Branch Community, passed away Wednesday March 2, 2016 at her home with her family and friends at her bedside. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 26, 1974 and grew up in Palmer. She was a member of the Sweeton Hill Congregational Methodist Church and was the Librarian at Grundy County High School. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Henry and Irene Layne McBee.She is survived by her husband, Keith Alan Nunley; son, Grant Reid Nunley; parents, Charlie and Angela McBee; sister, Kimberly McBee; brother, John Montgomery "Monte" (Stacey) McBee; grandparents, Frances Marvin Lee "Leck" and Betty Creighton Coffelt; father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Jackie Nunley; special nephews, Colton and Case; niece, Jordan (Josh) Ray; several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor John Potts officiating. Burial will follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. 
Flowers are welcome or per Audrey's request donations can made to Miracle on the Mountain Play Park which was a project she initiated and was very special to her heart. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
Doris Ann Smartt  (July 6, 1954 - March 2, 2016) 
Doris Ann Smartt age 61,a loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Tracy City passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dillard D. Sanders and Lillian Smartt Sanders; son, Frankie Singleton; brothers, Stacy and Mahlon Sanders; sister, Loletta Sanders. Survivors include her loving husband, Lester “Punk” Smartt; children, Johnny O'Neal, Tracy City; daughters, Ginger (John) Harris, Tracy City, Ann O'Neal, Tracy City, Becky (Butch) Lipham, Rossville, GA, Rachael Johnson, Tracy City; brothers, Dillard (Beatrice) Sanders, Homer (Wanda) Sanders, Weldon Sanders, Leslie (Jeanette) Sanders, Billy Sanders and Adam Sanders all of Tracy City; sisters, Edith Nunley and Louise Dempsey both of Tracy City; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Reverend Bobby Winton, Reverend Mike Rigsby will officiate. Burial will be in Pryor Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 5-9 P.M. At the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City.
Wiley Carter Collier  (November 22, 1953 - March 1, 2016) 
Wiley Carter Collier, Jr., age 62, of Sewanee, Tennessee, passed Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Erlanger East in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Joan and Wiley Carter Collier, Sr. of Franklin, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Ruth Ann Collier, his son Wiley Carter “Bo” Collier, III, his daughters Sara Elizabeth Collier and Jessica Marie Payne, his sister Carol Ann Giles, his bother Christopher Collier, his sister-in-law Nancy Ann Adams, and siblings, nieces, and nephews.
Carter was a veteran of the United States Navy in the submarine service. He was a graduate of Tennessee Technical University, graduating with a Baccalaureate Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Funeral services will held on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee 37356. Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 5:00 pm.


GREGORY, MRS. VIVIAN, (LADD) MARIE, age 88, of Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016, at her residents in Monteagle. She is preceded in death by her late husband, George Ladd; grandson, Donnie Wilkinson. Survivors include her son, Patryck Haley; daughters, Rosie Calfee; Joyce Valdes; and George Ann Gibson; brothers, Tommy Dolar; Charles Dolar; sisters, Joyce Cooley and Jean Singer; she had numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 5 from 1 - 3 pm, at 519 Lautzenheiser Place in Monteagle for friends and family. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle TN.
Michael Lee Nunley - 1952 - 2016  Mr. Michael Lee Nunley, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee where he had been living with his sister. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on July 18, 1952 to Ed and Marie Sweeton Nunley who preceded him in death along with his brother, Bill Nunley. He was retired from TVA.
He is survived by his daughter, Mikaela Nunley of Hixson, Tennessee; sister, Theresa (Duncan) Brummit of Dickson, Tennessee; brother, Carl Ed (Sam) Nunley, Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee; loving nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will be held 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST, Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.


Emma Lyda Burkhalter - 1929 - 2016  
Mrs. Emma Lyda Burkhalter, age 86, of Coalmont, formerly of Higdon, Alabama, passed away peacefully Tuesday February 16, 2016 at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer, Tennessee. She was born in Deer Head Cove, Alabama on April 18, 1929 to Virgil B. Lyda and Ora Medlin Lyda who preceded her in death along with her husband, James C. Burkhalter; sister, Jenny Faye Lyda; brother and his wife, Harold W. (Naomi) Lyda; sister-in-law, Trudy Lyda. Emma was a longtime member of the the Macedonia Primative Baptist Church at Ider, Alabama and the Order of the Eastern Star. Emma loved the church and always shared her faith and the word with others. After retiring as a book keeper for Gross Merchandise in Trenton, Georgia she enjoyed music, her animals, a small orchard, her family and friends who will remember and miss her dearly. She is survived by her brothers, Fred W. Lyda, Tacoma, Washington, Sandford G. (Sue) Lyda, Pascagoula, Mississippi, Will E. (Linda) Lyda, Huntsville, Alabama, Joe E. (Lynn) Lyda, Tullahoma, Tennessee; sister, Betty Lyda (John) Pittman, Coalmont, Tennessee; step-son, Elder James D. (Sara) Burkhalter, Lynchburg, Tennessee; step-daughter, Mary (Bill) Brantley, Marietta, Georgia; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Macedonia Primative Baptist Church at Ider, Alabama with Elder Ricky Deal and Elder Don Burkhalter officiating with burial to follow at the Flat Rock United Methodist Cemetery. 
A Special thanks for the loving care to all family members, hospice and Sheltering Arms Home.
Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

LAYNE, MRS. JENNIFER, LEANNE, (July 19, 1991 - February 21, 2016)  , age 24, of Altamont, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Bobby Roddy and Billy Cash; uncle, David Cash. She is survived by her mother, Jeana (Brent) Myers, Cleveland, TN; father, Joseph Roddy, Tracy City, TN; daughter, Tori Hannah Layne; brothers and sisters, Jessica (Logan) Campbell; Jerica (Deke) Stone; Javen Bess; Dakota Roddy; Seth Roddy; and Shalynn Roddy; paternal grandmother, Billie Ruth Roddy; maternal grandmother, Faye Cash; nephews, Colben and Corben Stone; Jarrett Campbell. Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2016 in the Cumberland Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Delbert Layne officiating, burial will be in the Eastern Star Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements are provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee, (931)924-2381. Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.

DICKINSON, MR. RICK, LEE, December 8, 1952 - February 20, 2016) , age 63 of Monteagle passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016, in Select Special Hospital in Nashville. He was a retired truck driver and was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Dickinson. He is survived by his wife, Donna; children, Amy Gilliam (Bryan Custer), Rick Adam Dickinson and Tracey Elizabeth (Steven) McBee; mother, Barbara Dickinson; grandchildren, Hunter Custer, Hannah Custer, Trenton, Braden and Dylan Dickinson and Nathan McBee. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Tracey Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in Summerfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.

HAMLIN, MR. NICHOLAS ALLEN, (1989 – 2016), age 26, of Palmer, passed away Thursday February 18, 2016 from injuries he received in an automobile accident. He was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on November 18, 1989. He is survived by his parents, Ricky and Paula Magouirk Hamlin; grandmother, Alberta Layne; sister, Kati Jo (Jason) Creighton; brother, Jeremiah Mitchell Hamlin; several aunts, uncles and loving cousins. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, February 21, 2016 in the funeral home chapel. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

MILLER, MR. MICHAEL, D. “MICKEY”, (1977 – 2016), age 38, of Palmer, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016 at his home. He was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on April 30, 1977 to Billy Wayne Miller and Tammy Lou Campbell Rhea who preceded him in death. He is survived by his grandmother, Jimmie Tate Levan; grandfather, Randolph Campbell; brother, Joshua E. Rhea; sisters, Mary Beth Smith and Lindsey Rhea; half-brother, Bill Fults; half-sisters, Misty Fults, Christy and Jodi Miller; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

REEVES, MR. DOUGLAS, RALPH,age 67, of Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at his home. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Butner Reeves; granddaughter, Mattie Marie Reeves; brother, David Reeves. Survivors include his son, Richard (Andrea) Reeves, Monteagle, Tennessee; sister, Patricia (Richard) Warner, Chicago, IL. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 20, 2016 in the Cumberland Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Amy Lamborn officiating. Military honors will be provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

 

BELLEVUE, MS. ANNE, FILLE, (November 8, 1947 - February 8, 2016) Services and burial was in Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, VA.

 

LINCOLN, MRS. MIRIAM ILLSLEY SARVER, (November 18, 1920 - February 4, 2016) a longtime resident of Pontotoc (MS) and later Tupelo (MS), died Thursday, February 4, 2016, in Huntsville, Alabama. While living in Pontotoc, she was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and served in many teaching and leadership capacities. During her time in Tupelo she was a resident at Traceway Retirement Community where she was very involved with the library and other activities. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Tupelo. Miriam loved her family and her faith; she enjoyed spending time with friends, playing bridge, gardening and antiquing, and she was an avid golfer. She always opened her heart and her home to those in need.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Christ The King Anglican Church in Decherd, Tennessee with the Rev. William Midgett officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastern Star Cemetery in Sewanee, Tennessee. Survivors include three sons, Alexander and Karen Lincoln of Lafayette, Louisiana, William and Connie Lincoln of Wilmington, South Carolina, and Carl and Lou Ann Lincoln of Alpharetta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Allyson Lincoln, Cotton Lincoln, Chelsea Lincoln, and Tristan Lincoln; two great-grandchildren, Bella Lincoln and Aerowyn Lincoln; a niece Merry Beth MacNamee of Lawrenceville, New Jersey; and a nephew Edward Illsley of Memphis, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Emma Illsley; husbands, Alexander Benton Lincoln, and Roy Jack Sarver and brother William Augustus Illsley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Pontotoc, Mississippi or Christ The King Anglican Church in Decherd, Tennessee.Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle, Tennessee is handling the arrangements.

 

MEEKS, MRS. MARY ELLEN (BROWN), (1923 – 2016),age 92, passed away at her home in Coalmont, Tennessee, Monday, February 15, 2016. Mrs. Meeks was born and raised in Coalmont, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, "Doc" and Gertrude (Anderson) Brown; one sister, Sylvia, and her loving husband of 68 years, Paul David Meeks. In her early years she was employed at the Coalmont Company store and later she and her husband worked side-by-side for many years operating the Esso and later Exxon Distributorship in Tracy City, Tennessee. She was a member of the Coalmont Methodist Church where she sung in the choir, and a member of the Coalmont Home Demonstration Club for many years. She took a leading role in organizing the Coalmont Cemetery Association as well as the Coalmont Community Center. She will always be remembered for her concern for others and her quick wit. She is survived by 24 nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews, as well as several great-great nieces and nephews; several cousins. Her love for her family was very evident by everyone who knew her, and she will be sadly missed by all family and her many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, 2016 in the Foster & Lay chapel with Reverend Clayton Jones and Brother Ray Winton officiating. Burial followed in the Coalmont Cemetery. Mrs. Meeks asked for memorials to be made to the Coalmont Memorial Cemetery, P.O. Box 5, Coalmont, TN 37313. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

 

SMARTT, MRS. JANIE, E., (1939 – 2016) age 76, of Coalmont, passed away Sunday February 7, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born in Coalmont, Tennessee on December 17, 1939. She was a member of the Chestnut Springs Congregational Methodist Church and had been a cook at Tracy Elementary School. She was preceded in death by her father, James H. "Mutt" Nunley; 1st husband, Phillip Douglas Nunley; sisters, Gladys McGee and Elaine Shadrick; brothers, Bill, Charles, Maxie and Clarence Nunley. She is survived by her husband, Wayne L. "Trick" Smartt; mother, Mary M. "Duck" Nunley; daughters, Rose Campbell, Jeanette (Keith) Lee and Jennifer (Anthony) Sweeton; sons, Randy (Jane) Nunley, Raymond (Candy) Nunley and Clint (Roneta) Nunley; sisters, Jean Nunley, Lois (Doug) Seagroves, Donna (Bernard) Knost, Ruth (Billy) Braden, Pamela (Craig) Nunley and Paula (Barry) Braden; brother, Joe (Ann) Nunley; 18 grandchildren, Kerrie, Jarod, Shell, April, Jason, Jamie, Jessica, Lauren, Kelsey, Justin, Josh, JennaRae, Bella, Jacob, Kaytlin, Trey, Rylee and Jace; 7 great grandchildren, Cayden, Kaylee, Levi, Hannah, Jeffery, Jeremiah and Jenson; a multitude of loving neices and nephews.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Minister James Caldwell officiating with burial to follow in the Coalmont Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

PERRY, MR. ROBERT EDWARD, JR., (1956 – 2016), age 59, of Gruetli – Laager, passed away Wednesday February 10, 2016 at Erlanger Sequatchie Valley in Dunlap. He was born in Painesville, Ohio on August 25, 1956. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. "Buck" Perry Sr. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Nolan Perry; daughter, Amanda (Dion) Burnette; sons, Robert Craig and Michael Joseph Perry; sister, Charlene Nunley; grandchildren, Kara and Isabel; daughter-in-law, Rachel Perry. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers John Potts and Larry Campbell officiating. with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

RUST, MRS. CYNTHIA, ROSE,(1951 – 2016), age 64, of Coalmont, passed away Thursday February 4, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born in Manchester, Tennessee November 8, 1951 to Howard Allen and Martha Sue Crabtree Brown who preceded her in death along with her brother, David Brown; sister, Nelda Dykes; nephew, Derrick Brown. She was a long time employee of the Greeter Lumber Company in Altamont and member of the Coalmont United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Rick Rust; son, Richard (Kathy) Rust; daughter, Alicia (James) Walker; brother, Don (Dottie) Brown; grandchildren, Chase, Hagan, Carter, Katie, Jaron, and Kendra; great granddaughter, Jade; loving nieces and nephews.Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Ray Winton, Clayton Jones and Gene Richard officiating. Burial followed in the Coalmont Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

DEAN, MS. VIRGINIA, LEE, (1921 – 2016), age 83, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at NHC in Dunlap. Born in Long Island, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late James Mahan and Bertha Smith Mahan, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Elora Flanigan; brother, James Mahan, Jr. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and Wally Mann, Sr., Gruetli-Laager; brother, Mack Mahan (Jo), Chattanooga; grandsons, Wally Mann, Jr. (Shanna) of Tracy City and Tim Mann (Julie), Smyrna; great-grandchildren, Ashton ""Kole"" Mann, Annisten Hayes Mann, Talon Brye Mann, Dalton Eli Mann; a great-grandchild due in March, Harrison Cooper and a great-great-grandchild due in April, Paislynn Mann; nieces, Debra Lee Flanigan, Linda Peterson (Gary) and Lisa Henry (Fred); nephews, Michael Douglas Flanigan, Allen Mahan (Ann). Funeral services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Gruetli-Laager with her son-in-law, Brother Wally Mann, Sr. officiating. Burial was in Payne Cemetery in Trenton, Georgia. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN. 

SCHAERER, MR. SAM, H., (August 31,  1920  -  January  passed away at the age of 95 on January 21, 2016 in Memphis, TN. Sam was born on August 31, 1920 in Nashville, TN to his parents, William Henry Crawford and Ethel Hillis Crawford. After the death of his mother a year later, Sam was adopted by his Aunt Georgia Hillis Schaerer and Uncle Sol E. Schaerer, of Tracy City, TN. Sam graduated from Grundy County High School in 1939 and moved to California in 1941 to work for Lockheed Aircraft. In 1943, during WWII, Sam joined the U.S. Navy and retired from service as a 20-year veteran, class E-6. During his early naval training at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, he met Marie Pfeifer. They were married in 1946.In 1960 the Schaerer family moved to Fort Myers, FL and built the Lake Lawn Par 3 Golf Course. In 1969 Sam became the owner of a Mister Donut shop and worked there until his retirement in 1981. Sam raised his family in Florida, but always returned to his home in Tracy City every summer for over 50 years. He will be laid to rest in the Tracy City cemetery.He will be remembered as a loving husband, a tireless provider for his family and a man who never knew a stranger. He loved the Lord, his family and Braves baseball! His stories of growing up in Tracy, his adventures in the Navy and his varied career were never ending and will live on in the hearts and minds of his children, grandkids, and great grandkids for many years to come.  Sam is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marie Pfeifer Schaerer; his two sons, Ronald E. (Becki) Schaerer of Dallas, TX and Bryan Hillis (Cheryl) Schaerer of Tracy City, TN; his two daughters, GeorgiAnn (Tom) Brown of Memphis, TN and Julie Marie (Jim) Seckman of Decatur, GA; eight grandchildren- Eric, Jessica, Jennifer, Jarrett, Michael, Whitnie, Jacob and Joshua; nine great grandchildren – Chase, Kelsi, Jatin, Alyssa, Lola, Audrey, Allison, Sophie and Jonathan. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Inez Crawford.A celebration of Sam’s life will be held on January 30, 2016 at Foster & Lay Funeral Home in Tracy City. Visitation will begin at 12 noon with a service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ladies Memorial Association of Tracy City, P.O. Box 1175 Tracy City, TN 37387.

WHITE, MRS. FLORA, LEE, (1946 – 2016), age 69, of Palmer, passed away Monday January 19, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on May 20, 1946 to Lee Roy and Ollie Grayson Sanders who preceded her in death along with her husband, Everett Lee White; brother, Phillip Sanders. She was a member and song leader at the Faith Missionary Church of God a very loving mother and caregiver to all. She is survived by her son, James (Melinda) White; daughters, Venetta (John) Poston and Cindy (Jeff) Shrum; nephews she raised as her own sons, Paul Perry, Tracy Perry and Gary Sanders; brother, Clarence Sanders; sisters, Corene Smith, Lorene Wilson and Alene Sanders; 11 grandhchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Stacy Smith and Jeremy Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the White Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

BRYANT, MR. JERRY, WILLIAM, (1959 – 2016), age 56, of Tracy City, away Friday evening, January 15, 2016 at home surrounded by his family, after a hard fought battle with cancer for over three years. Jerry retired from Signal Mountain Cement after 30 years of service. He was a member of Tracy City First United Methodist Church, he was strong in his faith and belief in God; he was a loving husband, father and Papa; he enjoyed sports, weight lifting, cooking, fishing, yard work and vacations with his family.  Jerry was an accomplished football player for Grundy County High School, he continue to hold many records in rushing yards and points scored for season and career. He was a mentor to many young athletes in the community. Jerry always gave one hundred percent in every aspect of his life including his battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.R. Bryant and Faye Anderson Bryant; brother, Chris Bryant; father-in-law, "Buck" Sanders. Survivors include his wife, Dorie Bryant; sons, Nick and his wife, Rachel, Justin and his wife, Blair; grandchildren, Vincent and Kaleigh Bryant, Kellen and Jalen Bryant; sisters, Sherrie and Kathy Bryant; brothers, Sammy and Troy (Cindy) Bryant; mother-in-law, Dot Sanders; sister-in-laws, Jonny Rose and James "Bubbe" Conry, Charlotte and Johnny McGuire, Sarah and Darrell Brown; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday at Tracy City First United Methodist Church with Reverend Danny Coffelt officiating. Burial followed in Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

DENT, MR. SCOTTY, W., (1970 – 2016), age 45, of Palmer, passed away, Friday January 14, 2016 at his home. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on April 6, 1970. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Dent; brother, Sam Dent.  He is survived by his mother, Faye Dent Hoosier; companion, Joanie Green; son, Hunter Keith; brothers, Tim (Phyllis) Dent, Troy (Lisa) Dent, Jeff (Tiffany) Dent; sisters, Pam (Gene) Caldwell, Deb (Jimmy) Meeks, Lisa (Andy) Morrison and Tammy Cleek; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minster Brett Meeks officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer City Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

FOSTER, MRS. BETTYE, JEAN, (1926 – 2016),  age 89, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 in a local hospital after a very short illness. Mrs. Foster was associated with Foster & Son Funeral Home from 1949-2001 and affiliated with Foster & Lay Funeral Home from 2001 until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Hill Foster; parents, Jennings Raht and Anna V. Roddy Charles; sisters, Billie Parson and Mary Sue Arbuckle and a great-nephew, Derrick Arbuckle.  Survivors include her son, Robert H. Foster, Jr. (Leda), Tracy City, TN; grandchildren, Robbie (Leigh) Foster, Murfreesboro, TN, Hollie (Ron) Bailey, Winchester, TN; great grandchildren, Andrew and Will Foster, Murfreesboro, TN and Emily Bailey, Winchester, TN. Nephews; Jimmy (Helen Jean) Parson, Gallatin, TN, Courtney (Debbie) Arbuckle, Tracy City, TN, Russell (Tina) Arbuckle; nieces, Jan (Craig) Lawson, Monteagle, TN, Suzanne Parson, Chico, CA.  Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Stephen Eichler officiating. Burial followed in the Philadelphia Cemetery, Tarleton Valley. Serving as active pallbearers were Brice and T.J. Arbuckle, Kreh Partin, Paul Flury, Grant Lawson and Dean Lay. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral home, Tracy City, TN.

ANDERSON, MR. JAMES, HENRY “ JIM” Mr. James Henry Anderson "Jim - Q Ball", age 68 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on December 31, 2015 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The funeral service was conducted on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. The burial followed at the Plainview Cemetery in Tracy City, Tennessee with U.S. Army Military Honors. Arrangements were provided by Central Funeral Home

WILLIAM, MR. AUSTIN, LEWIS, (1938 – 2016), age 77, of Palmer, passed away Monday January 4, 2016 at Sewanee, Tennessee. He was born in Crossville, Tennessee on July 29, 1938 and was a US Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayden and Susie Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Shelva Jean Cleek Lewis; sons, Ray (Betty) Lewis and Gary Lewis; step-sons, Billy (Janice) Caldwell, Rickey (Brenda) Caldwell and Neil (Marsha) Caldwell; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Micah Roberts and Clayton Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

MORRISON, MRS. NELLIE, D.,(1927 – 2015),  age 88, of Gruetli – Laager, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at NHC in Dunlap. She attended the House of the Lord Church in Palmer. She was born December 16, 1927. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha D. Brown Tate; husband, Alfred Morrison, Jr.; sons, Ricky "Chigger" and William Morrison; grandson, Shane Morrison; granddaughter, Melanie Morrison; sister, Anna Ruth Crisp.She is survived by her sons, David, Johnny, Jimmy and Byron Morrison; daughters, Vickie Cheston, Gainesville, FL, Adeline Morrison, Deborah Roberts, Rebecca Morrison, Rossville, GA and Donna Gail Wilson; half-brothers, Carl "Tubby", Charlie Tate and Wayne Frisbee; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ronnie Partin and Bro. Jim Bob Morrison officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

Carl David Burnett 
(April 12, 1960 - January 6, 2016) 
Carl David Burnette age 55 of Pelham, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Services in Winchester. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Burnette.Survivors include his wife, Kim Burnette; children, Billie Faye Burnette (Kevin Brady), Hershell Lee Burnette, John Hunter Burnette, Ashley Brinkley, step-son, Juan Luc Paul Rinck; mother, Flona Lee Burnette; sister, Jackie Morris (Elivie George); grandchildren, Miriam Brady, Joshua Burnette, Colin Brady and Brianna Brinkley.Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ray Winton officiating. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.

Rhoda (King) Rankin
1923 - 2016 
 Mrs. Rhoda King Rankin, age 92, of Gruetli – Laager, passed away Wednesday January 6, 2016 at The Health Care Center at Standifer Place in Chattanooga. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on June 14, 1923 to William Carroll and Lila Jane Smith King who preceded her in death along with her husband, Murphy David Rankin; sisters, Lillie Crow, Maude Reed and Ruth King Curtis; brothers, Henry Reed, George, Lewis and Elzie King; grandson, Darren Christopher Finch.She is survived by her daughters, Sue Melton, Tracy City, Diane Rankin, Palmer, Dean (Richard) Kuchnicki, Clinton Township, Michigan and Mickie Rankin, Severn, Maryland; sons, Billy (Kathy) Rankin, Johnny (Sandra) Rankin, Gruetli-Laager and Michael (Linda) Rankin, Byron, Georgia; sisters, Katherine Christian, Viola Walker and Davene Griffith; 20 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Joe Sanders officiating with burial to follow in the Swiss Colony Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

Christine Louise Campbell
1941 - 2016   
Mrs. Christine Louise Campbell, age 74, of Palmer, went to be with her Lord at her home, Tuesday January 5, 2016 with her family at her bedside. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on April 13, 1941 to Henry and Myrtle Layne Sanders who preceded her in death along with her husband, Kenley Campbell; sister, Hallie Ramsey; grand-daughter, Jessica Gipson; grandson, Cody Bowman; infant siblings, Robert Earl and Estill Gene. She is survived by her daughter, Regina (Mike) Scott; sons, Gerald (Amanda) Campbell and Marty Campbell; sisters, Doris Pickett and Lulabell Morrison Nunley; brother, Mitchell (Glenda) Sanders; grandchildren, Brittany, Timothy, Dylan, Megan and Tanner; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Shaleigh, Tregon, Journey and Malachi; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Mike Scott and Bro. Matthew Meeks officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
Gary Manuel Wideman
Mr. Gary Manuel Wideman, age 72, of Palmer, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born in Nauvoo, AL to Manuel H. Wideman and Margert Andrews Blaylock who preceded him in death along with his sister, Carma Nell Flynn; brother, Horace W. Wideman.
He is survived by his sons, Adam and wife Candy Wideman, Coosbay, OR, Shayne and wife, Dawn Wideman, Klamath Falls, OR and Joshua Manuel Wideman, Noti, OR; Amanda Wideman and friend Richard Neuharth, Coosbay, OR; sister, Carolyn (Ed) Anderson, Palmer, TN; brother, Kevin Wideman, Nauvoo, AL; 3 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Jerry Stockwell and Bro. Clifford Cordell officiating with burial to follow in the Browns Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
William Austin Lewis

1938 - 2016  
Mr. William Austin Lewis, age 77, of Palmer, passed away Monday January 4, 2016 at Sewanee, Tennessee. He was born in Crossville, Tennessee on July 29, 1938 and was a US Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hayden and Susie Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Shelva Jean Cleek Lewis; sons, Ray (Betty) Lewis and Gary Lewis; step-sons, Billy (Janice) Caldwell, Rickey (Brenda) Caldwell and Neil (Marsha) Caldwell; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Micah Roberts and Clayton Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
Helen J. Lynn
Mrs. Helen J. Lynn, age 70, of the Hubbard's Cove Community in Grundy County, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at her daughters home in Greenville, South Carolina. She was born in Grundy County on October 14, 1945 to Clarence and Lydia Mae Fults Northcutt who preceded her in death along with her husband, Clark Lynn; sister, Faye Levan; brothers, Joe, Speakly, Dave, Claudie, Malvin, Milburn, Clayburn, Little Willard and Loyd Edward Northcutt. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly and husband Steve Lowe of Greenville, SC; son, Kelly Lynn, Morrison, Tennessee; sister, Edith "Blondell" and Andy Lockhart of Altamont; grandchildren, Steven and Ethan Lowe; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.
Gerald Wade Tate

1957 - 2016 Obituary  Mr. Gerald Wade Tate, age 58, of Gruetli – Laager, passed away Saturday January 2, 2016 at his home. He was born in Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee on December 4, 1957 and was preceded in death by his father, Harley Cleveland Tate; brother-in- law, Tony Rector.
He is survived by his mother, Joan Licht Tate; sister, Lisa Rector; brothers, Grant (Sandra) Tate, Gary Tate, Glenn McNabb; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Stacey Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
Edna Frances Parks
1920 - 2016  
Edna Frances, Parks, age 95, of Pelham, TN entered into rest Saturday, January 2, 2016 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. Edna was born September 20, 1920 in Pelham, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents Edgar Harold and Nannie Elizabeth Reider Parks, a sister Zora Bean, three brothers Jonas, Glenn and Charles Parks, and brother-in-law Ralph White Edna was a homemaker and member of Chapmans Chapel Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her sister Jean White of Bowling Green, KY, two brothers David Parks (Betty) of Orlando, FL, Frank Parks (Shirley) of East Lake, OH, brother-in-law John Bean of Hillsboro, TN. Several nieces and nephews including Deborah Williams (Rick) of Bowling Green, KY, Nancy Parks Wilson of Painesville, OH, Lisa Parks Colboch of Wickliffe, OH, Christopher Parks (Margaret) of Maple Hts, OH, Betty Walsh (Patrick) of Mentor, OH, Kenny Parks (Diane) of Concord, OH, Katherine Clifton (Jim) of Willoughby, OH, Martha Thompson (Larry) Quebec, TN, Mary Ellen Shelton (Joey) of Hillsboro, TN and Randy Bean of Tullahoma, TN, Keith Parks(Joella) of Leesburg, FL, Mike Parks(Candy) and Craig Parks(Lori) of Orlando, FL, also several great and great-great nieces and nephews Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Warren Cemetery in Pelham, TN. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Chapmans Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 273 Chapmans Chapel Road, Pelham, TN 37366. Arrangements were provided by J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel, Bowling Green, KY.
James Henry "Jim" Anderson
Mr. James Henry Anderson "Jim - Q Ball", age 68 of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passed away on December 31, 2015 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The funeral service was conducted on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. The burial followed at the Plainview Cemetery in Tracy City, Tennessee with U.S. Army Military Honors. Arrangements were provided by Central Funeral Home
Carl Yarworth

Mr. Carl Yarworth, age 65, of Tracy City, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN. A graveside service was held January 2, 2015 in the Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

FULTS, MR. JAMES "MARVIN", age 65, of Tracy City, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015, at Golden Living in Winchester. He was a son of the late Wesley Nunley and Perrie Fults and was preceded in death by brothers, Ernest Ray Kilgore and Raymond Nunley; sister, Shirley Condra and an infant granddaughter. Many knew him as Little James, a master mechanic who loved Chevrolets.
Survivors include his children, Shawn (Tiffany) Allen and Jennifer Allen of Smithville; brothers, Wayne "Smiley" (Nila) Fults and Willie (Rita) Fults; sisters, Betty Fults, Gladys Meeks, Geneva Byford, Elsie Nolan, Hester Partin, Earlene Kilgore, Doris Campbell, Stella Kilgore and Regina Nolan; 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Freddie Savage officiating and Sister Patsy Savage singing. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
 

 

MYERS, MR. DONALD, RAY, (September 5, 1954 - December 23, 2015), age 61, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at his Residence with his family by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mildred Jewell Myers; brother, Kenneth Wayne Myers.

Survivors include his wife Debra Myers, Tracy City, TN; son, Donald (Beth) Myers, Ray City, GA; daughter, LaDonna (Nathan) Smith, Tullahoma, TN; brothers, Butch and Larry Myers both of Tracy City, TN; sister, Linda Sue Merrell, Monteagle, TN; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.

The family will be having a private memorial service at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN, (931)592-3691. Online condolences can be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net

HALL, MRS. VIRGINIA, (June 14, 1929 - December 22, 2015), age 86, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at The Bridge at Monteagle. Graveside Services will be held at a later date.

SMITH, 1st Sgt. WILLIAM, LEE, (10/13/1946 – 12/21/2015) USMC Retired left this world for glory on December 21, 2015 at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS.  1st Sgt William L. Smith a native of Chattanooga was a resident of Jacksonville, NC.  He is survived by his loving wife Rhonda  Smith 4 stepchildren Jason Meeks (Rhonda) Coalmont TN, Peyton Yokley (Brandy) Smithville  TN, Asha Yokley Woodbury TN, and Natasha Prince Manchester, TN.  7 Grandchildren,3 Nephews and one Niece.  He is preceded in death by his mother Una Hartman Smith, Chattanooga, TN.  Mr. Smith was a wonderful husband, son-in-law, stepfather, and grandfather. He was loved by his family and friends.1st Sgt Smith was a highly decorated Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War, saw conflicts in other countries and was at the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon.  He received the Bronze Star Combatfor Heroism and 1st Purple Heart in Vietnam where he was wounded severely in the throatunable to rise. He stoically continued to direct, control and encourage his fire team until he was  evacuated.  A Navy Commendation Medal and 2nd Purple Heart with device were also awarded  for heroic achievement while serving as squad leader during which he sustained a sever leg  wound.  Although unable to walk he directed his unit’s movement with verbal commands, arm  and hand signals.  Crawling through the exposed rice paddy, he effectively controlled the squad  until the enemy force was routed from it prepared positions and forced to flee.  He later served as  Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor at Paris Island, SC.  He was appointed to serve the  Chattanooga and Southeast region as Recruiter for the United States Marine Corp. 1st Sgt Smith received a total of 11 medals, and 22 ribbons as well as other awards for his service to the United  States while serving in the Marine Corps.  Graveside service with military honors will be held December 29, 2015 at 2:00 p m EST at  Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

SUMMERS, MRS. LAURA, SUE, age 79, of Monteagle, passed away at her home on Monday, December 21. She was a daughter of the late John Kelly Church and Dosia Meeks Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ray Summers; brothers, John Kenneth "Buck" Church and Glen E. Church; special aunt, Clara Mable Lawson. She was a retired pharmacy technician.  Survivors include a brother, Bill (Shirley) Moon; sisters-in-law, Betty Church and Margaret Johnson; nieces and nephews, Cindy Church, Pam Church, Karen Gipson, Sherry Guyear, Ernie Church, Roxanne Johnson and Billy Moon; special cousins, Sharon Cochran and Craig Lawson; numerous great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Danny Coffelt officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 12 noon until hour of service. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

MRS. DORIS, ALLENE, Born February 3, 1929 in Palmer, TN Deceased December 19, 2015 in Tucson, AZ Affectionately known as “Squeak”, Allene was the daughter of Graham Nunley and Sarah Cannon Nunley of Grundy County, TN (both deceased). She was preceded in death by husband Clayton Ray Hargis (12-02-71), son Roland Clay Hargis (05-01-73), and grandson Nathan M. Hargis (Nate) (07-16-2005). She is survived by sisters Judy Elliott (Charles deceased) of South Pittsburg, TN and Clara Ruth Tate Holt (Bill deceased) of Jasper, TN.; and brother Billy Ray Nunley (Ruth Bouldin Nunley) of Gruetli-Laager, TN. Daughters Venessa Hargis Ziegler (Mark) of Tucson, AZ, Angela Hargis Linder of Palm Beach, FL, Sarah Hargis Gant of Tucson, AZ. Sons Steve Hargis (Myleen) of Los Angeles, CA, Nathan Hargis of Tampa, FL, Michael Hargis of Albuquerque, NM and Jeffery Hargis of Albany, GA. Fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Squeak loved her family deeply and was loved deeply by each of them.

Allene was born and raised in Grundy County, TN, living in Palmer, Coalmant, and Gruetli-Laager. She attended Palmer Elementary and Grundy County High where she was a four year letterman in basketball and a cheerleader. She also attended David Lipscomb College. Allene and family moved to South Pittsburg, TN, in the 1960’s. She worked for many years at the South Pittsburg Knitting Mills, helping support her eight children. After the unexpected death of her husband, Clayton Ray Hargis, Allene moved to Florida and lived there for many years. She spent the final thirteen years living with her daughter Venessa in Florida and Arizona. She leaves behind a loving family, and many friends and neighbors who mourn the loss of a great lady and friend. Allene requested a simple graveside service and will be laid to rest at Fall Creek Cemetery between her husband and son. Rest in peace, Squeak.

SARTAIN, MR. L. D., of Pelham, (1928 – 2015), TN died December 18, 2015 at Harton Hospital in Tullahoma, Tennessee. L.D. was the oldest son of Herbert and Maymie Hawk Sartain. He was born February 11, 1929 in Pelham, TN. L.D. was raised in Pelham and graduated from Grundy County High School in 1946. L.D. attended Tennessee Tech in Cookeville and served in the United Sates Air Force during Korean War.  L.D. was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Maymie Hawk Sartain, infant sister, brother, Jim Sartain and special son Harold Winton.   Survived by his wife of 58 years Reba Jo Bennett Sartain; daughters, Janette Elaine Sartain, Mary Kate Sartain, Carolyn Dee Sartain and Mary Jane Winton of Pelham; sons, James Daniel (Henrietta) Sartain of Decherd, Michael Andrew Sartain of Pelham and Billy Mack (Donna) Sartain of Piqua, Ohio; one niece Millicent Kay (Eddie) Baker of Pelham; grandchildren James Wesley (Courtney) Sartain of Pelham, Heather Nicole Sartain of Decherd and David Alan Winton of Pelham.  Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ray Winton officiating. Burial followed in Warren Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

RIEDER, MR. WILLIAM, JONAS, of the Valley Home Community in Grundy County died on December 17, 2015 following a massive heart attack. Mr. Rieder, (1928 – 2015), age 87, was born on August 6, 1928. He was the son of William Jonas Rieder, Sr. and Verna Rhea Floyd Rieder of the Valley Home Community. On December 12, 1949, Mr. Rieder married his wife of sixty-six years, Irma Jean Gipson of Valley Home. Mr. and Mrs. Rieder lived in Valley Home for 65 years. Mr. Rieder worked at AEDC from the time of its construction until his retirement in 1988. Mr. Rieder began his employment at AEDC with Rust Engineering during the construction phase. He continued his service at AEDC with Aro, Inc, Pan Am, and SSI. He was an outside machinist supervisor with SSI when he retired. In addition to his work at AEDC, Mr. Rieder was a farmer in Valley Home where he raised beef cattle for over fifty years and enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading, and working with wood and metal.  Mr. Rieder is survived by sons, William Clay (Kathy) Rieder of Tullahoma, and Timothy Dale Rieder of Valley Home; three grandchildren, William Jackson (Cassie) Rieder of Chattanooga, Katherine (Rob) Marsh of Shelbyville, and Kelley N. Rieder of Valley Home; great-grandchildren, Walker Clay Marsh (3), Madeline Payne Marsh (2), Sadie S Rieder (6 months), and Anna Patterson Marsh (11 days); and brother, Donald D. (Robles) Rieder of Carrolton, GA.  Funeral Services were held on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Pelham United Methodist Church with Rev. Francis D. Hennessy officiating. Interment followed at Warren Cemetery with William J. Rieder, Robert P. Marsh, Ben C. Hale, Key Klungland, Kenneth R. Mayes, Robin Smith, Sam Myers, and Larwence Smith serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were provided by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.

ADKINS, MISS KALA, (1990 – 2015), age 25, of Sale Creek, Tennessee, went home to be with Jesus Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by those who loved her dearly. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on February 15, 1990. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth W. Akins; grandfather, J.L. Akins.

Kala was a student and attended for over 20 years at the Orange Grove Center. She enjoyed going to school, listening to gospel music, loved her pillows and watching Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers. She loved every moment she spent with her nieces Attie and Briella. Kala's strength and courage has been such an inspiration and her love for Jesus will live in our hearts forever. She is survived by her loving mother, Tabitha J. Irvin Johnson; grandparents, Pastor Russell and Brenda Irvin, Charlotte Akins; brother, Kyle Harris and family (Brittany, Attie and Briella); uncles, Ronald Akins and Jason Irvin and family (April, Gabe and Riley); special friend and caregiver, Luella Cash; A special "Thank You" to Hospice of Chattanooga for their loving care.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Jeremy Robinson, Nathan Eustice and Richard Long officiating. Burial followed in the Coalmont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Orange Grove Center. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN

DAVIS, MR. NORMAN, EUGENE, age 80, (1935 – 2015), of Pikeville, TN passed away at his home on December 16, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was a United States Army veteran, serving as a Sergeant in the Korean War. Upon leaving the military, he spent his remaining lifetime working as a lineman, where he retired as a foreman for SVEC. After retirement he enjoyed years of woodworking.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt Scott and Georgia Mae Payne Davis; brothers, Mack, Robert, Homer, L.V. and J.C. Davis; sisters, Velma Daggett, Marie Russell and Ola Mae Davis.  Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Frances Carol Bickford Davis; daughter, Sharon (Danny) Layne of Tracy City, TN; son, Gene (Susan) Davis of Lilburn, GA; and daughter, Teresa (Bryan) McMillen of Pikeville, TN; grandchildren, Nikki Layne, Megan (Lindsey) Smith, Eric (Erica) Davis, Brandi (Charles) Burge, Kim Davis, Kendra McMillen, Colton McMillen and Katie McMillen; great-grandchildren, Javan, Dallas and Journey Winton, Derek, Autumn, Evyn and Wyatt Burge, and Austin Elliott, Trinity Reel, Cole Debord, Fallon Lafferty and Lyla McMillen; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in Cagle Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga in memory of Norman Davis. Arrangements were provided by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville, TN.

Mrs. Betty Sue Burnett, (1938 – 2015) age 77, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015. She attended Mt Etta Freewill Baptist Church. She was born August 14, 1938 to Hollis and Ida Tate Meeks who preceded her in death along with her husband, James Burnett, brother, Durand Meeks; sister, Vera Wanda Braden.  She is survived by her son, Jeff (Teresa) Burnett; daughters, Vickie (Dan) Layne, Karen (Jim) Layne and LaDonna (Eric) Green; brother, Tate (Joyce) Meeks; grandchildren, Hollie (Justin), Dale, Anthony, Shane, Justin (Audrey), Jake (Donna Jo), Erica (Jake), Whitney (Stephen) and Emily (Zachary); great-grandchildren, Dakota, Kyndrianna, Matthew, Kendra, Kaidon and Lincoln (due February); several nieces, nephews and friends. She was loved and will be missed by all of us.  Funeral services were held Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Greg Burnett, Bro. Lloyd Crisp and Bro. Boyd Brown officiating. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN

KNIGHT, MR. RONALD, COLBY, (1970 – 2015), age 45, of Gruetli-Laager, TN passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from a sudden illness. He was born January 01, 1970. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Travis Knight.  He is survived by his parents, Charles Ronnie and Rosalyn Cannon Knight; daughters, Autumn Knight, Sumer Knight, Cassidy Cleek, Shiloh Northcutt and Jordan Bradford (Kurt) Brewer; brother, Dearick (Dana) Knight; nephews Chandler and Gavin.  Funeral services were held Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Eddie Birdwell officiating. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

COLLINGS, MR. JOSHUA, DAVID, (1995 – 2015), age 20, of Tracy City, passed this life on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville. Josh was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Daniel and Stephanie Rowland Collings and was currently a student at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Maurica Rowland.   In addition to his parents, Josh is survived by his sister, Victoria Collings of Tracy City; paternal grandparents, David and Debbie Collings of Nashville; his maternal grandfather, Lawrence Rowland of Signal Mountain; and his significant other, Audrey Hill of Pelham. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Simply Southern Restaurant, 1749 US-41, Pelham, Tennessee 37366. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, Josh's family suggests that donations be made to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, 100 White Bridge Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Arrangements were provided by Kilgore Funeral Home, Tullahoma, TN.

THOMAS, MR. DAVID, WILLIAM, On December 14, 2015, (1929 – 2015), passed peacefully from this world. He was surrounded by his loving family. David was known as a master craftsman, builder and carpenter. During his career, he and his brother Robert owned a construction company and built many homes in the area. Several have been featured in architecture design publications.  David was born April 26, 1929 in Monteagle, Tennessee to Charles and Nettie Thomas who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Thomas; children and stepchildren, Jerry Don (Jenny) Thomas, Jeff (Charlotte) Thomas, Jackie Rhodes and Jay Tucker all of Monteagle and Charles (Rita) Thomas of Piedmont, Alabama. He is also survived by a brother, Charlton (June) Thomas of Monteagle and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Thomas; sister, Charlene Lowrie and granddaughter, Lauren Thomas.  A memorial service was held Saturday with Claude Hoback and Freddie Harris officiating. In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Lauren Thomas Scholarship Fund, Saint Andrews – Sewanee School, 290 Quintard Rd, Sewanee, TN 37375 or Harrison Chapel Methodist Church, P.O. Box 203, Sewanee, TN 37375. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

HAWK, MRS. RUBY, R., (1913 – 2015), age 102, of Pelham, TN, passed away Sunday, December 13th,  morning at McArthur Manor in Manchester. Mrs. Hawk was born in Grundy County, the daughter of the late John Henry and Lillie Moran Rieder. She was a seamstress at various factories and cooked at Pelham School and was of the Church of Christ faith. She loved to read, sewing, quilting, and needlework. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hawk was also preceded in death by her husband, Dillon Hawk; and two sisters, Anna Ruth Gilliam and Henrietta Curtis. She is survived by one daughter, Verna Ruth (J.L.) Winton of Pelham; two grandchildren, Teresa (Tim) Cunningham of Grundy County and Gaye (John) Kelley of Estill Springs; four great grandchildren, Courtney (Jonathan) Pragel, John Cunningham, Blake (Teela) Kelley, and Drew Kelley; and one great, great grandchild, Camden Reese Pragel. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Burial followed in Warren Cemetery in Pelham. Arrangements were provided by Manchester Funeral Home, Manchester, TN.

HAYSE, MR. VERON, “GABBY”, husband of the late Tericia A. Hayse, (1931 – 2015), age 84, died Sunday, December 13 at Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. Gabby was born in Palmer Tennessee, the only son of Willie and Mabell Hayse.  Gabby is survived by his five children: daughters, Kathryn (Harold) Dykes, Vickie (ED) Hudgins, Shellie (Bill-SO) Dykes and sons, Vernon "Don" Hayse Jr. and John (Edit) Hayse. Gabby and Ann are survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Gabby is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, where he earned several medals including the Purple Heart and a Civil Action Unit Citation. Gabby was wounded in Kumhwa Valley, Korea on August 22, 1952 and received the Purple Heart as well as other commendations for his dedication and bravery. The discipline and patriotism he learned as an Army Medic never left him, as friends and family will attest.  Services were held Friday at Foster and Lay Funeral Home and he was interred in a family plot at Orange Hill Cemetery in Tracy City, Tennessee. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.


CUNNINGHAM, MRS. MINNIE, M., (June 26, 1938 - December 12, 2015)age 77 of Tracy City passed away at her home Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Murray and Maude Thorpe Murray and was preceded in death by her daughters, Rhonda Gail, Sandra Cecila and Djuana Lynn Cunningham; sisters, Martha Hughes, Clara Anderson and Ann Murray; brothers, Charles, George, Bill, Walter, James, Lewis and Arthur Murray. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Cecil Cunningham; daughters, Debbie (Thomas) Measles of McMinnville and Erica Miller of Tracy City; sister, Virginia Argo of Monteagle; step-children, Patricia (Jack) Reynolds of Miami, FL and Roger Cunningham of Woodbury, TN; grandchildren, Robbie, Levi and Cecilee Miller all of Tracy City, Amber (Richey) Woodlee of McMinnville, Renea (Damon) Woodlee of McMinnville; 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Dennis Rollins and Brother Ralph Shrum officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle.

SUMMERS, MRS. LEOTA, CHARLLYN,77, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was born June 22, 1938 to Robert and Gladys Barnett Summers who preceded her in death along with her brother, Robert Thomas, Jr.; sister, Betty Groff, Jo Hardy and Margaret Crabtree.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandre (Lee) McFarland and Sherry (Johnny Ray) Fults; brothers, Jack, Tony, Lewis and James Summers; sister, Faye Smith; grandchildren, Shane (Ashley), Shawn (Bette), Dustin (Andrea) and Lacey; great-grandchildren, Eli, Luke, Abby, Cooper, Drew and McCoy. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Freddie Savage and Bro. Danny Coffelt officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Online condolences at www.laynefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Layne Funeral Home, Inc. Palmer, Tennesse

IRVIN, MRS. DOROTHY, JEWELL, (October 15, 1928 - December 11, 2015) age 87 of Chattanooga passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at Summit View. She was a former resident of Beersheba Springs, born October 15, 1928 in Tarlton Valley, a daughter of the late Herman N. Hobbs and Carlena Rubley Hobbs and was preceded in death by her husband, Freeman S. Irvin; sisters, Wilsie Tate and Sara Walker; brothers, James G. Hobbs, infant brother, Charles She is survived by her son, Dan Irvin, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; grandson, Casey Irvin; granddaughter, Christina (Jason) Thomson; great-grandson, Anson Thomson; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Joe Knowles of Chattanooga; mother of Christina, Tina Howard; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Central Time Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating. Burial will be in Coalmont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until time of services. On line condolences may be made at:www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, 96 Saint Clair Street, Tracy City, TN

SCOTT, MRS. MARGARET ANN, (October 5, 1927 - December 11, 2015), age 88, of Monteagle, TN has been received with loving arms to her eternal home in heaven, Friday, December 11, 2015. She was born in Washington, D.C., the only child of William Pascal and Magabelle Gaither Barnes. Ann grew up in Arlington, VA and attended college at Freed Hardeman University in Tennessee. There she met her husband Charles F. Scott, Sr. They married June 17, 1948 and finished their schooling together at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The loving couple traveled all over the world spreading the love of Christ to thousands. Ann taught many women's bible studies and supported her husband in hi work all of the days. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Monteagle and blessed her community in many ways over the years. She was a kind, compassionate, generous lady who will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Ann is survived by three children, Charles F. Scott, Jr. (Terri) of Monteagle, Bonny Beth Schrader of Belgrade, MT, and Lowell Barnes Scott (Daphne) of Murfreesboro; nine grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 14, 2015 in the chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home, with Brother Charles Williams, Brother Charles Brown and Brother Paul Tittle officiating. Burial will follow in Monteagle Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday 6:00-9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Ave. Monteagle, Tennessee, (931)924-2381. Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net

HOOTEN, ESTELL, TATE, MRS., (1918 – 2015),age 97, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Sewanee Hospital with her family at her side. She was born in Scottsboro, Alabama on November 2, 1918 to Malcom and Della Kight Dick who preceded her in death along with her husband and father of her daughter, William Tate, husband, Roy Hooten; brothers, J.D., Edward, Herman Lee, G.W. and Alfred Dick. She was a retired school teacher having taught in Grundy County, Marion County and Taylor, Michigan where she retired in the early 80s, she was a graduate of MTSU State Teachers College, she was a founding member of Laager Methodist Church and was active in the Fall Creek Cemetery Association until her health declined, she was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Gruetli-Laager Senior Center. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Katrina and Paul Johnson; grandchildren, Susie (Larry) Carty, Stephanie (Jimmy) Counceller and Michael (Shelia) Coffelt. Shelia and Abbie Tate were very special care giving family members to Mrs. Estell; special friends, Marvin Lee Ruehling family; 8 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. William Dick and Bro. David McGovern officiating with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fall Creek Cemetery Association. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

DYKES, BENNIE, MR., Bennie Dykes age 87, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at The Bridge at Monteagle. He is preceded in death by his parents Hallie (Sanders) Dykes, Andy Dykes; son, Keith Dykes; two sisters, Elsie (Orange) Dykes, Edna (Roberts) Dykes; four brothers, Alf Dykes, Clifford Dykes, Charles Dykes and Lonnie Dykes.  He is survived by his wife Deloris of 66 years; two daughters, Linda (Butch) Goodman, Dianne (Harold) Schlageter; son, Kimball Dykes; five grandchildren, Allison Morgan, Amanda (Jeff) Shepherd, Monica (Mark) Everett, Meredith (Lee) Davis, Russell Goodman; four great-grandchildren, Katherine Everett, Olivia Davis, Carly Morgan and Wesley Shepherd; two brothers, Alvin (Shirley) Dykes, Ray (Mary) Dykes.  Funeral services will be held 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in the Foster & Lay Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Franklin Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Gregg Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

BROWN, MRS., JUANITA, KATHERINE, age 72, of Gruetli Laager, passed away Saturday December 5, 2015 at her home with her family at her bedside. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bass and Pearlie Doss Layne; husband, Preston Brown; brothers, Carl David, John Ed and Randy Layne. She is survived by her daughters, Patty Smartt, Sandy (Billy Joe) Church and Susie (Danny) Howell; sons, Derrell (Pam) Brown and James Brown; sisters, Margie Braden and Joyce Rollins; brothers, Bradley and Robbie Layne; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

FULTS, MR, MICHAEL, DALE, 1967 – 2015, age 48, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away, Saturday December 5, 2015. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on July 8, 1967. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Jackson Fults; mother, Wanda Sue Scissom Layne.  He is survived by his wife, Tammy Fults; son, Michael Blake Fults (Chelsea Morrison); daughter, Brittany Shea Fults; step-mother, Joy Lee Fults; step-father, Crandle Layne; brothers, Jacky Ray (Christie) Fults and Christopher Gene Layne; sisters, Susan Diane Showalter, Teresa Ann (Tommie Lee) Totherow, Tammy Rae Miller and LeAnn (Paul Tree) Brown; grandson, Holden Chase Debord; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 PM Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Willard Griffin and Stacy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Swiss Colony Cemetery. Visitation: 10 AM - 9 PM Tuesday at Layne Funeral Home. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

HOFFAM, MRS., SHERRY (BYERS), age 53, of Manchester, TN, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Unity Medical Center in Manchester, TN. She was the daughter of the late little Bill Byers and Helen Byers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her wonderful late husband J.C. Hoffman, her daughter Crystal Gayle Layne, and her sister Jerri Nunley Byers. Mrs. Hoffman is survived by her sons Michael Dwight Layne, Bobby Michael Layne, Jr., Stoney Dustin Hoffman, and Nathan Keith Layne, grandchildren Shelby, MaKayla, Jaggar, John Henry, and Jade Layne, brothers Larry "Bones" Byers, Billy "Bump" Byers, and Terry "T" Byers, and sister Mary "Boog" Byers Arnold. Mrs. Hoffman passed away peacefully with her son Dwight Layne, daughter-in-law Hollie Layne, grandchildren MaKayla and Jaggar Layne, and her spiritual sister Deb Anderson, at her bedside.  No services are planned at this time. The family will have a graveside memorial service at a later date. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

HEITT, MRS., MARION, G., 1938 – 2015, Marion G. Heitt, formerly of Dalton, passed away in Marblehead, MA, surrounded by her loving family on November 30, 2015. Marion was born on September 21, 1938 in Hartz Point, Nova Scotia, Canada to Cecil and Sylvia Gregory. Marion met the love of her life, William (Stretch) Hiett while he was in the US Navy stationed at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. They married on June 20, 1956 and the following year he discharged from the Navy and they moved to his home in Altamont, Tennessee. They lived in Tuscaloosa, AL while William attended the University of Alabama, and upon graduation he was employed with GE and for many years they lived in several states including Massachusetts, Florida, South Carolina and Hawaii before ultimately settling in The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. In her youth, Marion loved dancing, sewing, playing bridge and hosting parties for their friends. Marion and William were active members of The First Baptist Church in Pittsfield where she was a Deaconess and taught Sunday School. Marion's life was impacted in 1975 by a diagnosis of MS, and for the next forty years, this disease took its toll, ultimately leading to her passing.  Since her husband's passing, Marion had resided at Lafayette Rehabilitation in Marblehead, where she received outstanding care from devoted and compassionate staff. Marion expressed how grateful she was that her son Tim and his family (Margarita and Marie) visited daily and she actually felt "at home" in her new surroundings.  Marion is survived by her children: Bonny (Robert) Snyder of Gig Harbor, WA; W. Patrick (Young) Hiett of San Antonio, TX; Timothy (Margarita) Hiett of Marblehead, MA; and four beautiful grandchildren: Patricia, William, Gregory and Marie and numerous nieces and nephews. Marion was predeceased by her husband William to whom she had been married for 57 years, her mother and father, and her beloved sister, Velma. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 5th, 2015 in the funeral Home chapel. Burial followed in the Coalmont Cemetery beside her husband.  In lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to: Lafayette Rehabilitation Facility- Employee Fund, 25 Lafayette Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

HINKLE, RUBY, INEZ, MRS., age 86, of Palmer, passed away Saturday November 28, 2015 at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer, Tennessee. She was born in Jackson County, Alabama to L.M. and Ethel Talley Gilliam who preceded her in death along with her husband, Charles L. Hinkle; 6 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Vinson) Scott of Palmer and Sharon (Steve) Hillis of McMinnville; grandchildren, Shawnna (Matt) Wheeler, Bobby (Meshon) Scott and Krystal Fier; great-grandchildren, Erica and Delisa Scott, Hyla Wheeler, Kolton and Kimber Nelson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday in the Scottsboro Funeral Home Chapel in Scottsboro, Alabama with Bro. Jerry Roberts officiating with burial to follow in the Pinehaven Cemetery at Hollywood, Alabama. Visitation: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Monday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee and 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday at Scottsboro Funeral Home, Scottsboro, Alabama. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

BREWER, KENNETH, MR., age 72, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away at his home, Friday November 27, 2015. He was a member and former business agent of the Iron Workers Local 704, Sewanee Lodge #405 F & AM, OES # 266 at Tracy City, Alhambra Shrine Temple and the Scottish Rite Bodies of Chattanooga. He was a director of the Big Creek Utility District, board member of the Grundy Primary Care Clinic and had been the president of the Grundy County Democrat Party and had served as county commissioner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Grady and Edna Marie Crabtree Brewer along with his brother, Dwain Brewer; great-grandchild, Emmitt Andrews; nephew, Chris Brewer. He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda (David) Andrews; brother, Terry (Vanessa) Brewer; sister-in-law, Glenda Brewer; grandsons, Matt (Katherine) Andrews and Aiden Teeters; granddaughter, Sarah Andrews (Mauricio) Gaytan; future great-granddaughter, Afton Andrews; niece, Brittany, nephew, Kyler; step-niece, Katie; step-nephew, Kendall.  Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday in the funeral home chapel with Allen Joslyn officiating with honors provided by the Sewanee Lodge F & AM and the Order of Eastern Star with burial to follow in the Browns Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

CAMPBELL, JOHN, C., MR., age 83, of Altamont, passed away Tuesday November 24, 2015. Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in the Little Johnny Myers Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.


 Glenn "Rip" Hampton Jr - 1943 – 2015 -  Glenn "Rip" Hampton, Jr., age 72, of Tracy City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.  Rip was a lifelong resident of Tracy City, born to the late Glenn Hampton, Sr. and Leona Brazille in 1943.  Rip recently retired after many years of owning and operating his local bookkeeping and tax service. Prior to that, he served Grundy County as Justice of the Peace from 1966-1968; served as County Court Clerk from 1968-1978 at which he did not seek re-election and opened his bookkeeping and tax service.  He enjoyed all sports, especially those that involved his kids and grandkids. Rip coached the first T-ball team in Tracy City, and continued to coach little league baseball and football for many years. He also enjoyed old cars and was a long time member of the Jeep club and Street Rodders club.  Rip was preceded in death by his brothers, Nick and Micky Hampton and Tom Ed Kirk. Survivors include his wife, Lucyle Hampton of Tracy City; daughter Angela Hampton Sylvester (Joey) of Tracy City; son Scott Hampton (Dyan) of Chattanooga; and grandkids Kamaryn and Schylar Burgess, Hunter and Hannah Sylvester and Ty and TJ Hampton.  Service will be at 2 PM on Tuesday Nov. 24 at Foster and Lay funeral home followed by a graveside service at Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

Herman Nolan - 1937 - 2015 - Mr. Herman Nolan, age 77, of Palmer, passed away at his home Saturday November 21, 2015 with his family at his side. He was a US Army veteran and was retired from the B & O Railroad and attended the Bivens Chapel Church.  He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on December 12, 1937 to Claude and Ruby Lee Haynes Nolan who preceded him in death along with his sisters, Margaret and Carolyn; brothers, Wes, Jim, Edward and Alvin Nolan.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Olamae Nolan; son, Gary Kent (Allison) Nolan; daughters, Sandra Kaye and Brenda Claudette Nolan; sister, Dorothy "Dottie" (Dennis) Sweeton; brothers, Marvin (Betty), Charleston (Elsie), Lecil (Carol), Carl (Kathy) and Tex Nolan; grandchildren, Kylee Jordan Nolan, Aaron Kent Nolan, Malena Woodward and Ethan James Woodward; numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Berry Nolan and Bro. Larry Campbell officiating with burial following in the Palmer Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

Lynda Darlene Tate - Lynda Darlene Tate, age 57, of Coalmont, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday November 17, 2015 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was a christian lady that liked the simple things in life. She loved spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors most of all she loved spending as much time as she could with her grandson, Tristan and granddaughter, Shelby.  She will be sadly missed by mom and dad, Alton and Elizabeth Tate Sr; daughter, Saberina Little; son, Gene Little; brothers, Alton Tate, Jr., Soddy-Daisy and Mark Tate, Signal Mountain, Wallace Edwin Tate, Madison, AL; sister, Tammy Tate; grandchildren, Tristan and Shelby Little, Alexis King and Draven Hobbs; great grandson, Kayden Little; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Chris Parris and Lanny Tate officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

Frank Brown - Mr. Frank Brown, age 76, of Coalmont, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frank was a member of the American Legion, he received the Veteran's Award from the Grundy County Veterans.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Clara Brown; wife, Nellie D. Brown; son, Daniel Wade Brown; brothers, Steven and Roddy Brown. Survivors include his son Rudy A. Brown, Coalmont, TN; sister, Jennie Tate; four grandchildren, Zachary Brown, Kirby, Alexandra, and Bailey.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the Foster & Lay funeral home chapel with Brother Ray Winton and Brother Clayton Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Coalmont Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

Jerry M. Pocus - 1938 - 2015  Jerry M. Pocus, of Carnesville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord on October 16, 2015 after an extended fight with cancer. Mr. Pocus was born in Palmer, Tennessee on December 11, 1938. He attended Grundy County High School and upon graduation, immediately joined the United States Air Force. He spent over 21 years serving his country. After retiring from the Air Force, Jerry was a nuclear engineer for the power industry, which took Jerry to many different places. Jerry saw and did more in his lifetime than most of us can imagine. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Palmer, Tennessee. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, George Pocus & Millie Henry Barker McCullough; two sisters: Yvonne Wachob and Anna Reece Meadows. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Joan Wilson Pocus, of Carnesville, GA; Two daughters: Sherrie Pocus Clarke and Jerri Anne Pocus Cooper, both of Florida; Two sisters: Mary Emaline Pocus London and Donna McCullough Dixon, both of Tennessee; Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 11 am, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Ginn Funeral Home Chapel. Military Honors will be observed following the memorial services. Arrangements were provided by Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, GA.

William Lee "Bill" Sanders 1957 - 2015  - Mr. William Lee "Bill" Sanders, age 58, of Palmer, passed away Friday November 13, 2015 in Evansville, Indiana. He was born in San Diego, California on May 13, 1957 to Phillip and Virgie Jane Wallace Sanders who preceded him in death along with his sister, Donna Sanders and his companion, Sandy Green. He is survived by his son, Billy Joe Sanders; granddaughters, Haley Sanders and Lacy Green; step-son, Ricky Green; step-daughter, Tina Green; sister, Debbie (Bobby) Taylor; brothers, Phillip (Denia) Sanders and James (Connie) Sanders; uncle, Clarence Sanders; aunts, Flora White, Corine Cox, Lorene Wilson and Allene Sanders; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

Sam Stevens - STEVENS, SAM, age 56, of Tracy City, TN, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health Services in Sewanee. Sam was a truck driver and was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Willie Layne; paternal grandparents, Foster and Ethel Stevens; first wife, Georgia Lee Stevens; son, Joshua Stevens. He is survived by his wife, Elise Stevens; children, Amanda Stevens, Mark Stevens, and Brian Walden; mother, Susie (sisters, Susan Williams, Jennifer (Daryll) Smiley, and Denise Hill; brother, Troy Stevens; step brother, John Peck; step-sister, Patty McNeal; grandchildren, Falon, Georgia Lee, Vivian, Aiden, and Lucas; several nieces, nephews, and friends. Arrangements were provided by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

Ronnie Lee Worley - Ronnie Lee Worley, age 62, of Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015, in Brandon, Florida. Ronnie was born in Lynch, Kentucky, a son of the late James William Worley and Margaret Louise "Sue" Guess Worley; sister, Agnes Louise Worley. He was a brick mason and attended Sweeton Hill Congregational Methodist Church. Ronnie enjoyed the outdoors playing golf and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Worley; daughter, Brooke; brothers, James Edward, Bobby Ray, Steve Michael and Phillip Paul Worley; sisters, Linda Lynn Reas, Sandra Elaine Sanders; several nieces and nephews; 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Reverend John Potts officiating. Burial will be in Monteagle Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

Oscar Thomas Perkins - 1924 – 2015 - Oscar Thomas Perkins, departed this life on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Golden Living Center. He was born February 18, 1924 in Hillsboro, TN to the late Thomas Nathan and Jessie Ikard Perkins. A Service was held at the Holy Covenant Church of God in Winchester, TN on November 14, 2015. Interment followed at Watson-North Memorial Park in Winchester. Arrangements were provided by Watson-North Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.

Betty Jean Sanders - 1936 - 2015  - Mrs. Betty Jean Sanders, age 79, of Coalmont, passed away Tuesday November 10, 2015 from injuries she received from a fall. She was a member of the Mount Ararat Cumberland Methodist Church. She was born in Tracy City on January 22, 1936 to Raymond and Jessie Graham King who preceded her in death along with her husband Jessie Houston Sanders; brothers, George and Charles King.  She is survived by her son, Larry (Brenda) Sanders, Coalmont; daughter, Joyce (Robert) Henn, Monteagle; brothers, William and Kenneth King of California; grandchildren, Keith, Matthew, Ashley and Bobby; great grandchildren, Will, Xander and Tanner; several nieces and nephews.  Graveside funeral services were held Friday at the Orange Hill Cemetery with Bro. Leslie Sanders officiating. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.


TYLOR, MRS. DOLA, V., age 100, of Winchester, Virginia, died Tuesday, November 10, in Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury. Mrs. Tylor was born February 5, 1915 in Gruetli, Tennessee, one of the original Swiss colonies, the daughter of the late Christian Peter and Ethel Tate Schild. A music teacher actually named Dola by combining two notes of the musical scale!  Dola began her education in a one room schoolhouse in Grundy County Tennessee and she completed her education some 37 years later graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1958 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. She held various positions over the years but spent the longest period of her working career as a draftsman with the Army Corp of Engineers in Okinawa, Japan where she met her future husband. She married Richard (Dick) R. Tylor in 1949 in Okinawa, Japan. Dick and Dola eventually transferred to Winchester, Virginia with the Army Corp of Engineers where Mr. Tylor continued to work as an engineer and Mrs. Tylor retired and began a long career of volunteer work giving her time to various organizations including the Handley Regional Library Archives. In fact she wrote a book "Winchester, Virginia Abstracts of Wills" highlighting Wills in Winchester and Frederick County. Dola enjoyed writing and studying poetry, gardening, birding, the outdoors (in summer!), and research of any kind (especially in the area of genealogy). She also published a book of her poems.  In her later years she loved time spent in the sun or by the fireplace reading. Her quick wit was enjoyed by friends, both new and old. She will be dearly missed by anyone who had the privilege of meeting her.  She is survived by her brother, Roy Christian Schild (Hideko Kinjo) of Berryville, Virginia.  Interment will be at 11:00 am, Friday, November 13, in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hixson, Tennessee, where her beloved husband Dick was buried in 2011. A Memorial Service will be conducted at Westminster Canterbury at 3:00 pm, Monday, November 16.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Dola's memory to Handley Regional Library Archives Room, 100 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601 or to the Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund, 300 Westminster Canterbury Drive, Winchester, Virginia 22603. Arrangements were provided by Omps Funeral Home, Winchester, VA.

SANDERS, MRS. BETTY JEAN, age 79, of Coalmont, passed away Tuesday November 10, 2015 from injuries she received from a fall. She was a member of the Mount Ararat Cumberland Methodist Church. She was born in Tracy City on January 22, 1936 to Raymond and Jessie Graham King who preceded her in death along with her husband Jessie Houston Sanders; brothers, George and Charles King.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Brenda) Sanders, Coalmont; daughter, Joyce (Robert) Henn, Monteagle; brothers, William and Kenneth King of California; grandchildren, Keith, Matthew, Ashley and Bobby; great grandchildren, Will, Xander and Tanner; several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were held Friday at the Orange Hill Cemetery with Bro. Leslie Sanders officiating. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

CARRICK, MRS. PATRICIA LAMBERT “PATSY” , age 79, of Kingsport, died Saturday, November 7, 2015 unexpectedly at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Hickory, North Carolina, and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. Patsy was a graduate of Knox Central High School, and a 1958 graduate of East Tennessee State University. She retired from Sullivan County School System in 1986 after teaching 6th grade at Colonial Heights Middle School for many years. Patsy was an avid bridge and mahjong player. She enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Punta Gorda, Florida, but especially loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ginger Lambert. Patsy is survived by her husband, Herman E. Carrick, Sr. of the home; one daughter, Ginger Carrick Curlee and husband Bill, of Cary, North Carolina; two sons, Herman E. Carrick, Jr., and wife Janet, of Blountville, Gene Carrick and wife Karen, of Gray; eight grandchildren, Nicki Salyer and husband David, Lee Carrick, Benjamin Carrick, Elizabeth Carrick, Anna Grace Carrick, Abby Carrick, Mitch Curlee, and Will Curlee; two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Emily Salyer; sisters, Peggy McCord and husband Keith, Sr. of Maryville, and Janie Hall and husband Kenneth, of Knoxville; brother, Johnny Lambert and wife Peggy, of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Dottie Edmonds and husband John, of Sparta, Edith Nunley and husband Jody, of Estill Springs, Tennessee; and Nelda Stiefel and husband Keith of Tracy City.

The funeral service was held Tuesday with Rev. Lloyd J. Jones and Rev. Susan Langford officiating. A graveside service was conducted on Wednesday at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to bethematch.org, or Leukemia And Lymphoma Society BY visiting donate.lls.org/lls/donate. Arrangements were provided by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN.

CAUSEY, MRS. ROSE H., age 85, of Monteagle, Tennessee, died October 21, 2015 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN. She was born March 25, 1930 in Marthaville, Louisiana to A.H. and Elma Tyler Hayes. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tracy City, Tennessee.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 65 years, John W. Causey, two brothers, Glenn Hayes and Herman Hayes and a sister, Mildred Lonon. She is survived by four daughters: Debra (Thomas) Kandul of Monteagle, Tennessee, Susan (Dan) Chitwood of Louisville, Kentucky, Kathy Kinnaird of Louisville, Kentucky and Amy (Wes) Sights of Henderson, Kentucky, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Services will be at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, November 28, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Tracy City, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to: Tracy City First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 417, Tracy City, TN 37387. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN

DYKES, MR. CHARLES, WILLIAM, age 84, of Tracy City passed away at his home Sunday evening. He was a son of the late Andy Dykes and Hallie Sanders Dykes and was preceded in death by his son, Elton Dykes; brothers, Clifford, Lonnie and Alf; sisters, Elsie and Edna. Survivors include his wife, Claudene Dykes; sons, Alan Dykes, Robin (Glenda) Dykes; brothers, Benny, Ray and Alvin "Tiny"; grandchildren, Billy, Miranda (Jarrett), Derrick (Ari), Ethan (Christian) and Cody; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Sophie and Jatin; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Alan Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City TN.


SHORT, MS. MAXINE, age 61, of Coalmont, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2015 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her two sons, Michael Garry Short and Randy Dewayne "Daffy" Short; parents, Raymond Douglas and Zada Belle Short; sisters, Shirley Edween (John H.) Nunley, Linda Mary Hobbs; brothers, Louie Vernon "Hamp" Hobbs, Damon Turner Hobbs, Alvin (Sue) Hobbs.  Survivors include her grandchildren, Tyler Robert Nunley, Gerrick Spencer (Shannon) Nunley; sisters, Juanita Jean Hobbs, Coalmont, TN; Cathie (Jerry) Layne, Monteagle, TN; daughter-in-law, Barbara (Daffy Short) Nunley, Tracy City, TN; nephews, Barry Chester (Ashley) Meeks, Billy Bob Partin, Chrissy Powell, Jason (Laura) Hobbs, Roland Levon Hobbs; nieces, Lisa Gail Nunley, Tina Hobbs; great nieces, BriAunna Cheyenne Partin, MaKayla Nunley and Shelby Nunley; great nephews, Colton Meeks, Tyler Hobbs and Kara Hobbs. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 30, 2015 in the Foster & Lay chapel with Brother Claude Hoback officiating. Burial will follow in the Coalmont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-9 PM. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

HAMBY, MRS. ERNESTINE, age 70, of Pelham, TN, passed way Wednesday, October 28, 2015. She was the daughter of the late W.D. and Georgia Mae Nunley Meeks. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Douglas Meeks. She is survived by her husband, Doyle Hamby of Pelham, TN; daughter, Sandy Hamby of Pelham, TN; son, Kent Hamby of Coalmont, TN; six grandchildren, Becky Nunley of Pelham, TN, Tonya (Matthew) Garner of Pelham, TN, Drake Hamby of Franklin, TN, Lyndse Hamby, Kaycee Hamby and Patrick Meeks; three great grandchildren, Taylor Arce, Madeline Hendrix and Lane Garner; sister, Janice VanHoosier and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5PM until 7Pm, Friday, October 30, 2015, at Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle, TN. A memorial service will begin at 7PM, with Brother Ray Winton officiating. Arrangements were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

CAMPBELL, VANCE, “TOBY”, age 65, of Spring City, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, October 26, 2015 at his home. A longtime resident of Spring City, Toby was the son of the late Brosie and Mary Lillian Nunley Campbell. He was a self-employed truck driver and retired from the transportation industry. All who knew Toby saw that he worked hard his entire life; was good to everyone who met him and would help anyone who needed a helping hand. All should take comfort in knowing that he fought a hard battle against leukemia before going home to his Savior. Toby was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Spring City. He was preceded in death by his brothers Earl Campbell and Steve Campbell. Toby leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Faye Garrett Campbell, Spring City, Vanessa (Mark) Holsomback, Spring City, grandchildren Tanner Holsomback, Spring City and Amber Ivey, Knoxville, sister Shirley (James) Seagroves, Tracy City, brothers William Ray (Marsha) Campbell, Gruetli-Laager, TN and Larry (Beverly) Campbell of Tracy City, TN. He is also survived by several sister-in-law's that were like sisters to him, Kathy (Robert) Annis, Knoxville, Mary Monday, Pell City, AL, and Anna (Bob) Jones, Norfolk, Virginia and several brother-in-law's Gardner (Cathy) Garrett, Tommy and Clyde Garrett all of Spring City and David (Ellen) Garrett of Georgiana, AL, and several nieces and nephews that loved him greatly. In addition he leaves his extended Central Baptist Church family and many many friends.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with his pastor and friend Danny Carter officiating. Interment will follow in the Ad Smith Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Arrangements were provided by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, TN.

CRISP, MR. WILLARD, LEON, age 90, passed from this life October 23, 2015, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester, TN. He was born November 30, 1924, in Wolfpit, KY, to Thomas and Lizzie (Nunley) Crisp who proceeded him on death along with his brothers Clifford, Ralph, Stanley, Tommy, Raymond, Alayn and Franklin Crisp, sister Elsie Hope, grandchildren Chris Haynes, Jamey Meeks, Rhonda Fults, Jeremy Meeks, Christy Meeks, Natalie Martin, great grandchildren Whitney Gipson and Joshua Hampton.

He was a retired coal miner and Minister, where he pastored several churches in Grundy and Marion Counties. He married Hazel Kilgore and together raised 14 children. Left to cherish his memories are 5 sons and 9 daughters: Anthony (Helen) Crisp of Hixon, TN, Lloyd (Linda) Crisp of Tracy City, TN, Jerry (Carolyn) Crisp of Tracy City, TN, Faron (Jana) Crisp of Gruetli-Laager, TN, Nathan Crisp of McDonald, TN, Ophelia (Ricky) Williams of Winchester, TN, Darlene (Richard) Blazier of Normandy, TN, Martha (Billy Ray) Nunley of Tracy City, TN, Naomi (Brent) Parsons of Tracy City, TN, Rebecca (Johnie) Hobbs of Jasper, TN, Shirley Crisp of Monteagle, TN, Sheila (Bobby) Geary of Tullahoma, TN, Sara (Michael) Scott of Fort Myers, FL, Angelia (Ricky) Sanders of Gruetli-Laager, TN, 30 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren.  The family would also like to say thank you to Avalon Hospice. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Foster & Lay Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Bill Almond officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

CAMPBELL, MR. STEVEN, age 67, of Monteagle, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Southern Tennessee Health Services in Sewanee. A graveside service was held Monday at Clouse Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN

CAUSEY, MRS. ROSE, H., age 85, of Monteagle, TN., passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN. She was the daughter of the late A. H. Hayes and Elma Tyler Hayes. As a member of the Tracy City Baptist Church, she was a mighty prayer warrior, and to her family, she was the best mother they could have ever had. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Glenn Hayes and Herman Hayes, and a sister Mildred Lonon. Mrs. Causey is survived by four daughters Debra (Tom) Kandul of Monteagle, TN., Susan (Dan) Chitwood of Louisville, KY., Kathy Kinnaird of Louisville, KY., and Amy (Wes) Sights of Henderson, KY., eight grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, November 28, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Tracy City, Tracy City, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to:First Baptist Church of Tracy City, P.O. Box 417, Tracy City, TN 37387Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207 Mabee Avenue, Monteagle, Tennessee.

FINCH, MR. HERSCHEL, JR.,age 86, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Friday October 16, 2015 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on October 14, 1929 to Herschel and Ruby Gifford Finch who preceded him in death along with his sister, Jimmie Ruth "Boots" Nunley. He was retired from the US Navy and was veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a devoted husband who labored to supply the needs of his wife of 61 years and his children who loved and honored him. He is survived by his wife, Jeanetta Tate Finch; sons, Herschel (Kathryn) Finch III, Jacksonville, Florida and John W. Finch, Coalmont; brother, Larry Finch, Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Betty Bush Green, Bonnie (Gene) Layne and Anita Crabtree; grandchildren, Brandy Jewell, Herschel Finch IV, Diana Kathryn and John Jacob Finch; 3 great grandchildren, Dakota Mason, Autumn Brooke and Emma Grace Finch; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Tony King and Benji Goins officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

NOLAN, MRS. THELMA, BONE, age 88, of Palmer, passed away Friday October 16, 2015 at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer. She was born in Palmer, Tennessee on March 21, 1927 to Will and Rosa Caldwell Bone who preceded her in death along with her husband, Alfred "Buddy" Nolan; brother, Tillman Bone; infant brother, Lloyd Bone; sisters, Almeda Meeks, Mildred Smartt, Esther Magouirk, Mable Worley, Louise Cox and Nellie Finch.

She is survived by her daughters, Rosa (Keith) Sanders of Monteagle and Karen (David) Burnett, Gruetli-Laager; sons, Randal Nolan, Chattanooga, David (Tammy) Soddy-Daisey and Lyndel (Rita) Nolan of Albertville, Alabama; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Jacob Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

THOMPSON, MR. BOBBIE, FRANKLIN, age 87, of Tracy City, TN, passed away Friday, October 16, 2015, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He worked on the Eastern Test Range from 1956-1993, first for Pan American World Airways and then Computer Sciences Raytheon, until his retirement in 1993. He was the son of the late Frank and Lula Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother David Thompson. He is survived by his wife Susan Thompson, son Bryan (Laura) Thompson of Winchester, a brother Jack Thompson, a sister Ann Thompson, and three grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 12PM, Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Foster & Lay Funeral Home in Tracy City, TN. A Memorial Service will begin at 2PM, with Brother Don Jones officiating. Arrangements were provided by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.