LUTTRELL, Otis A. "Papa," age 81 of Smyrna, formerly of Winchester, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Mr. Luttrell retired from Eaton Corp. in Shelbyville in 1980 and attended the Church of God. He loved gospel music, baseball and fly-fishing. His wife, Leona Luttrell, preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters, Glenda (Kenneth) Dodson of Smyrna and Patricia Wilson of Woodbury; a brother, Howard Luttrell of Decherd; a sister, Mildred Grider of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He had been a resident of Franklin County for most of his life, but had made his home in Smyrna, with his daughter and son-in-law since June of 2004. A funeral service honoring the life of Otis Luttrell was conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005 from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Northcutt officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Friends and family served as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held on Friday, April 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home. Watson-North Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens and Cremation Center, Winchester, 967-2345, is in charge of arrangements.
WHITTEMORE, David Lynn, age 50 of Manchester, TN died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 at Stones River Hospital. He was born in Paris, IL and worked at International Paper. Mr. Whittemore was preceded in death by his parents, the late Eldred and Louise Whittemore and Chuck Tischer and a brother, Ronnie Whittemore. He is survived by two daughters, Anita Gifford and Sherry and Jeff Frame, all of Winchester; three grandchildren, Amber Leigh Whittemore, Jerrikka Gifford and Jadon Frame, all of Winchester; four brothers, James, Johnny (Wandy) of Woodbury, Eddie of Morrison, Charles Tischer of St. Louis and Robert (Tammie) Tischer; and a sister-in-law, Jan Whittemore of Woodbury. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Brad Brinkley and Kathy Stamey officiating. Interment was in the Cherry Cemetery. Woodbury Funeral Home, Woodbury, Tenn., 615-563-2311, in charge of arrangements.
HARPER, Linda Lee Shetters, age 55 of Winchester, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Linda was the previous owner of Country Haven Assisted Living in Cowan and has been a member of the Cross Roads Church of God for six years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lois Shetters; a brother, Johnny Shetters; and a sister, Sandra Gail Stevens. Linda is survived by her husband of 38 years, Jerry Ray Harper; a daughter, Candice Gail (Steve) Garrett of Cowan; two sons, Terry Ray (Pam) Harper and Kevin Lee (Amy) Harper of Cowan; a sister, Martha (Jimmy) Sherrill of Decherd; four brothers, William Henry (Jean) Shetters of Estill Springs, Donald Edward (Annie) Shetters of Winchester, Fred (Karen) Shetters of Decherd and Albert (Betty) Shetters of Cowan; five grandchildren, Christopher Harper, Joshlyn Binkley, Haley Harper, Kamron Harper and Sloan Garrett. The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of the Watson-North Funeral Home with Rev. O.L. Hart, officiating. Interment followed in the Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home Chapel. Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 405 Sharp Springs Road Winchester, TN (931) 967-2345.
WOOTEN, Odessa, age 76 of Cowan, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee. Mrs. Wooten was a member of Beans Creek Baptist Church and she worked for the City of Cowan at City Hall. She was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her husband, Harvey Wooten, her parents, Ben and Tiny Tate and several brothers and sisters, preceded Mrs. Wooten in death. She is survived by her daughters, Wilma (James) Fuqua and Estella (Michael) Fuqua of Winchester, Wanda (Bruce) Stovall of Estill Springs, and Doris (Michael) Esmond of Nashville; sons, Larry Wooten of Nashville, John (Lula) Wooten of Winchester, Mitchell (Denise) Wooten of Estill Springs, Preston (Keri) Wooten of Jacksonville, N.C., Charles Wooten and Don Wooten of Decherd; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Willie Mae Farris and Addie (Horace) Scott of Cowan; brothers, Billy Joe Tate and Kenneth Tate of Cowan, Richard (Arleen) Tate of Winchester and Marshall Tate of Memphis; and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews. The funeral service was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson –North Funeral Home with Elder Royce Hill, officiating. Interment followed in Payne’s Cemetery in Huntland. Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 405 Sharp Springs Road Winchester, TN (931) 967-2345.
FERGUSON, Joseph Scott, age 32 of Winchester, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was born in Huntington, WV and was a construction worker. He is survived by a daughter, Jamie Ferguson of Estill Springs; a stepson, Justin DeCamp of Estill Springs; father, Dick Ferguson of Winchester; mother, Carlotta Ferguson of Winchester; four sisters, Alisa Aytes of Nashville, Jennifer Justice of Shelbyville, Sara Anderson of Winchester and Charity Ferguson of Winchester; and two brothers, Daniel Ferguson of Nashville and Aaron Ferguson of Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. N.W., Winchester, TN 37398, in charge of arrangements, 967-2222.
BASILE, Rose, age 84 of Winchester, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. She was born in Erie, Penn. and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Frank Basile of Winchester; two daughters, Barbara Basile and June Frommeyer, both of Decherd; a sister, Helen Vogt of Erie, PA; a brother, Henry Alexsiewcz of Erie, PA; and two grandsons, Joseph P. Esperante, Jr. and Bruce A. Frommeyer, Jr. Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. N.W., Winchester, TN 37398, in charge of arrangements, 967-2222.
ENGLAND, Johnnie Campbell, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at Bedford County Nursing Home after an extended illness. Mrs. England was a native of Huntland, the daughter of the late Mary Cassie and Albert Campbell and the wife of Carl England who died in 1985. One of 12 children, including a twin sister, she was a favorite aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. She was a retired nurse, Girl Scout leader, community volunteer, and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed square dancing, horseback riding and entertaining. During World War II, she was employed at Camp Forrest in Tullahoma. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hershel (Karen) Thrasher of Shelbyville and Mrs. Steve (Jeanie) Selig of Laconia, NH; a son, John England of Huntland; two brothers, Ellis Campbell of Talladega, AL and Norris Campbell of Belvidere; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester with the Rev. Thomas Vann officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Huntland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. N.W., Winchester, TN 37398, in charge of arrangements, 967-2222.
REED, Robert Thomas, Sr., beloved husband, father, brother and friend, died Feb. 4, 2006 at his home in Virginia Beach, VA. He was born on April 27, 1956, in Landstuhl, Germany, the son of the late Thomas F. Reed, III and Lenora I. Brown. He was a 1974 graduate of Franklin County High School. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lolita "Merly" Betache; his four children, Robert T. Reed, Jr., Lenora Reed, Conrada Reed of Virginia Beach and Margie Morgan of Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Elisa, Aurelia, Caleb, Catelynn and Calli; two sisters, Robin Pitsenbarger of Pensacola, Fla. and Rhonda Gomez of Dallas, N.C.; stepfather, Fred Brown of Tenn.; three nieces; and four nephews. Mr. Reed proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, retiring as a MMCM (SW). His sea duty included serving on board the following ships: USS Barbey, USS Samuel Gompers, USS Sterrett, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Harry E. Yarnell and the USS Wisconsin. Master Chief Reed’s awards and commendations include the Navy Commendation Award, the Navy Achievement Award, Good Conduct Award, National Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and numerous Sea Service Ribbons and Campaign Awards. He also served in the Persian Gulf War. Other achievements include being a Merchant Marine of the Sea Raven, a small business owner, a licensed graphologist, transcriber of Latin documents, a genealogist and a martial artist. He was also a member of the St. Louis Genealogical Society and the International Traders. A memorial service was held on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home in Virginia. He will have a traditional Naval burial at sea.
CASHION, Lela Mae, age 83 of Lynchburg died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at her residence. She was born on March 25, 1922 in Moore County, TN, the daughter of Mattie (Durm) Edde and James Edde, Sr. Mrs. Cashion was a homemaker and was a member of the Lynchburg Church of Christ and was an active participant at the Lynchburg Ladies Handiwork Shop. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ray Cashion, a brother, Jim Ed Edde and two sisters, Kathleen Walker and Betty Jo Moore. She is survived by four sons, Gilbert (Sandra) Cashion and Bobby (Carolyn) Cashion of Lynchburg and Mack (Geraldine) Cashion of Lois Community and James (Brenda) Cashion of Belvidere; two daughters, Paulette (Mike) Jennings of Lynchburg and Nancy (Larry) Hatfield of Lois Community; two brothers, Hershel Edde of Wartrace and Jack Edde of Lynchburg; five sisters, Mary Dixie Walker, Ruth Hill, Jean Anderson and Katie Bell, all of Moore County and Tiny Conley of West Virginia; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Logan officiating. Interment was in the Lois Cemetery in Lynchburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Moore County Second Annual Relay for Life, c/o Farmers Bank, P.O. Box 159, Lynchburg, TN 37352. Lynchburg Funeral Home, Lynchburg TN in charge of arrangements, 931-759-4444.
KING, Lorine W., age 94 of Winchester died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. She was born in Unionville, the daughter of the late Emmett Palmer Webb and Allen Jones Webb. She was a retired teacher who taught Senior English at Tullahoma High School. Mrs. King was a member of the Winchester First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford King and a sister, Hazel Custer. She is survived by a sister, Anna Webb Hall of Tullahoma; a niece, Nancy Wallace of Winchester; and a great-niece, Asia Mathis of Nashville. Graveside funeral service and interment was conducted on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Winchester Memorial Park in Winchester with Rev. Billy Ray Panter officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. N.W., Winchester, TN 37398, in charge of arrangements, 967-2222.
GARNER, J.C., age 80 of Decherd, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was born in South Pittsburg and was a farmer. Mr. Garner is survived by his wife, Patsy Garner of Decherd; a niece, Donna Willis of Winchester; and a brother-in-law, Bob Abbott of Winchester. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kathy Calore officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave. N.W., Winchester, TN 37398, in charge of arrangements, 967-2222.
GRAY, Alfred E., Jr., age 76 of Decherd, passed Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 at Sunbridge of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Estill Gray, Sr. and Lyda Kate Bond Gray and a brother, John Thomas Gray. He is survived by two daughters, Joy Ann Gray of Winchester and Lynell Corlew of Pittsburg, PA; two sons, Alfred E. Gray, III of Nashville and Thomas D. (Regina) Gray of Tullahoma; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Pearlie (Patricia) Gray of Decherd; one sister, Joy Acklin of Dayton, OH; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services were held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester with Rev. Phillip Buchanan officiating. J.A. Welton and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 455-2723.
MOOREHEAD, Charles Wilburn, born September 2, 1924, passed away at the age 81 on Feb. 22, 2006 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Mr. Moorehead was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Edgar Moorehead, Sr. and Essie Pitts Moorehead; a son, Charles Edwin "Bud" Moorehead; brothers, Robert Moorehead, Jr., Ray Moorehead, James Moorehead, Dillion Moorehead, Glen Moorehead and Don Moorehead. Mr. Moorehead is survived by his sons, Tony Moorehead of Winchester and Billy (Jodie) Starnes of Winchester; daughters, Pamela (Rickey) Arnold of Decherd, Tina Moorehead, Trina Moorehead and Iva Dale Moorehead, all of Tullahoma; brothers, Jerry Moorehead and Dwight Moorehead both of Elora and Bill Moorehead of Fayetteville; sisters, Nellie Miller, Willa Jones, Vonnell Staton all of Elora and Juanita Stockbridge of Fayetteville; special nephew, Gene (Eula) Moorehead and their children, Steve and Tammy Moorehead of Elora; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted from the Roy B. Watson Chapel of the Watson-North Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 with Rev. Ray Gardner officiating. Interment will follow in the Elora Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Tony Moorehead, Shane Moorehead, Rickey Arnold, Heath Nelson, Steve Moorehead, Hugh McMillan, Martie Moorehead and Kevin Starnes. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 from 5-9 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home. Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, 405 Sharp Springs Rd., Winchester, TN 931-967-2345.