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ARNOLD, MARTHA, ANN, born and raised in Tracy City, TN, a Grundy County High School graduate, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, DE. A memorial service will be announced some time in February 2013. Arrangements were made by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford, DE.
KUNZ, HOMER, B., age 99, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. He was born on July 28, 2013, a son of the late John Kunz and Marie M. Stamm Kunz and was preceded in death by his wife, June Kunz. He was a lifelong member of Christ Church Episcopal and a charter member of the Trail Blazers Jeep Club. He was a well-known general contractor and worked for many years with Brice Construction Company, Inc. Survivors include his children, John E. and his wife Anna Lee Kunz of Tracy City; Frederick (Fritz) Kunz of Tracy City; Lynda and her husband, Max Harper of Mt. Juliet, TN; grandchildren, Mary Shelton, Hans Kunz, Jason Harper, Nicolle Nunley, Cara Jones and Emmett Kunz. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22 at Christ Church Episcopal with The Reverend Dr. Linda A. Hutton officiating. Burial was in City Cemetery in Tracy City. Memorials may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, Tracy City, TN 37387. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
ATTERTON, VICTORIA, ARLENE, 39, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at her home. She was co-owner of Savage Gulf Meat Processing and attended the Whitwell Church of God. She was born in Apache Junction, AZ on May 16, 1973. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Atterton; daughters, Jordon Victoria, Harley Elizabeth and Kristy Lashelle Atterton, Dana Nicole Nunley; parents, Ed and Carolyn Wideman Anderson; sisters, Kim Walker and Karen Roberts; brothers, Gary (Audrey) and Carl Anderson; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Lashelle Ruth and Chelsae Grace Layman; special friends, Patty Tallent and Bobby Littlejohn; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Willard Griffin and George Kilgore officiating with burial to follow in Brown’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 26 at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
MORRISON, JIMMY, BOB, SR., 60, passed away at his home Saturday, December 22, 2012. He was born in Whitwell, Tennessee and was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Jr. and Jessie Tate Morrison; brothers, Lannie David and Billy Clark Morrison; an infant son and daughter. He is survived by his sons, Jimmy Bob Jr. “Charlie” and Jason Morrison; brothers, Jack (Joyce), Jeff (Kyra) and Danny Morrison; sisters, Judy (Dennis) Kelley, Betty (Charles) Floyd, Diane Layne, Ellen Wilson and Carol (Bobby) Stewart; 2 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and his Cockatiel, D.W. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 26 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Ronnie Partin, Jim Bob Morrison, Jr. and Denny Rollins officiating. Burial was in Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
JOHNSON, PAULINE, SANDERS, 89, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was of the Holiness faith and was born in Palmer on August 21, 1923 to the late Willie J. and Ida Mae Nunley Sanders who preceded her in death along with her, husband, Loys Johnson; son, Larry Leo Johnson; sister, Kathleen Cox; brother, Lecil Sanders. She is survived by her sons, Ronnie (Lucy) Johnson and Mike (Sherry) Johnson; daughters, Paulette Meeks, Connie Smith, Ann Fitch and Bobbie Carla (Benny) Grimes; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, December 24 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Delbert Layne officiating. Burial was in Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
MANNING, JUNE, MARIE, 90, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Altamont. She lived in Rossville, Georgia with her husband Benny Manning most of her life and returned to Altamont after his death. She was born in Altamont on June 1, 1922 to Ame and Sallie Givens Dickerson who preceded her in death along with her brothers, Henry and Billy P. Dickerson; sisters, Billie Jean Dickerson, Millie Stone, Nell Gattis, Marzie Childers and Nettie Lockhart. She is survived by her step-daughters, Sue (Jack) Shelton of Chattanooga and Joyce Hixson of Atlanta; granddaughter, Skye; sisters, Frieda McKnight and Marguerite Childers; brother, John (Thelma) Dickerson; a host of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Joe D. Gray officiating. Burial was in Altamont Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.
HAMMERS, ALVIN, 93, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012. He was born in Palmer on July 14, 1919 to Alex and Susie Meeks Hammers who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Ben, Douglas, F.M., James and Franklin Hammers; sisters, Georgia Sanders, Rosie Keener and Agnes White. He is survived by his sisters, Eva Essary, Illinois; Violet Lofty, Whitell, TN; Myrtle Couey, Boaz, AL; and Dorothy Scott, Altamont, TN; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Dal Barrett officiating. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.
SHRUM, REVEREND, STANLEY, E., age 86, passed away December 26, 2012, peacefully at his home in Tracy City, surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Shrum was born March 17, 1926, in Boyantgon, Georgia, to the late John Lawrence and Nora B. Kilgore Shrum. On July 3, 1947, he was called into ministry. He was the pastor of Laager Congregational Methodist, Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist, Pryor Ridge Congregational Methodist, and Payne’s Cove Congregational Methodist churches during his ministry.
Reverend Shrum was never one to be idle. He was a self-employed carpenter, and; enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. Outdoors was a favorite place for many reasons, one being the enjoyment he experienced in gardening to provide for his family. Rev. Shrum found gratification in visiting many churches during his lifetime where he was able to share the Gospel and God’s love with the community. He appreciated the joy found in writing about his cherished family as well as his treasured daily life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie M. Nunley Shrum, of 61 years; his parents; brother, Carl Shrum; sister, Elsie I. Scissom; two children, daughter, Judy K. Shrum, and son Joel S. Shrum; one grandson, two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is survived by his eight children including Ralph (Nellie) Shrum, Sue (Charlie) Byers, Roger Shrum, Theresa Parker, Nelda (Billy) Hastings, Troy (Sandy) Shrum all of Tracy City, TN; Keith (Barbara) Shrum of Lake City, FL; and Don (Julie) Shrum of Pensacola, FL; twenty-four grandchildren, forty three great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, six brothers, four sisters and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29 at Living Water Independent Church in Tracy City. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Arrangements were made by Watson-North Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.
JOHNSON, CHARLES, H., “CHUCK,” 86, of Tracy City, TN, passed away at his daughter’s residence on December 28, 2012 in Monteagle, TN. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Tennessee Consolidated Coal Co. He also enjoyed many years of working with Brice Construction Company. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bennie Jean Lankford Johnson; his parents DeWitt and Mary Alma Johnson; brothers, Alton, James and Richard Johnson; brothers-in-law, Herbert Lankford, Harry Long, and Alvin Anderson; sisters-in-law, Grace Lankford, Evelyn Lankford Anderson, and Lucille Lankford Johnson. Survivors include his children Deborah Jean (George) Brady, Hueytown, AL and Charlene (John) Simms, Monteagle, TN; grandchildren, Charles, Benjamin, and Sarah Jean Simms, all of Monteagle, TN; sisters-in-law, Mary Long, Prattville, AL, Mary Lee Johnson, Margaret Johnson, both of Tracy City, TN; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Danny Coffelt officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Flury, Paul Flury, Andy Lockhart, Josh Sitz, Darieon Mostashari and Daniel Mostashari. Burial was in Summerfield Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
RAMSEY, MAGGIE, NOLA, age 82, of the Pocket Community in Whitwell, TN, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Thula Roberson; brothers, Coleman, Jimmy Roberson; sisters, Eliza Norris, Vallie Ramsey and Anna Lou Nunley. Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Jean (Sam) Long of Whitwell, Barbara (Jimmy) Scott of Gruetli-Laager, Jim (Pam) Ramsey of Whitwell, Johnny (Sherry) Ramsey of Whitwell; Anita (Brett) Meeks of Palmer, Gail (Rick) Knost of Gruetli-Laager, and Cindy (Burgess) Perry of Whitwell; sister, Mary Belle Laylock of Rickman; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 2 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Rigsby and Rev. Brett Meeks officiating. Interment was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Whitwell, TN.
PRICE, RUBLE, R., age 74, of Winchester, TN, passed away December 30, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 1 in the chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home with Bryan Price and Israel Price officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery in Pelham, TN. Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.