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Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:02 am

TATE, JOE, DAVID, 82, of Gruetli-Laager, passed away Wednesday January 21, 2015 at a Monteagle nursing home.  He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on July 28, 1932 to Arthur D. and Mary Jane Knox Tate who preceded him in death along with his wife, Glenda Sue Tate; sisters, Joyce Layne and Marie Fisher; brothers, Charles and William Ford Tate. He is survived by his sons, David (Julia)Tate, Gruetli-Laager, James W. (Raven) Tate, Arizona, Gary Allen Tate, Altamont, Mike Tate, Georgia, Joe M. Tate, New Mexico; daughters, Carolyn (Danny) Ford, Louisiana and Nancy Ann Tate, New Mexico; sisters, Helen Kirk and Iris Faye, Arizona. Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Tony King officiating. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

O’NEAL, LINDA, MARLENE, LAYNE, age 64, of Pelham, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Huetta Layne; brothers, Harlon, Fred, Lonnie Layne; sisters, Ella Mae Blankenship, Gladys Sanders, Telma Jean Layne, Louise Shield, Juanita Layne.

Survivors include her husband, Kenny O’Neal, Pelham, Tennessee; sons, Kenneth W. O’Neal, Jr., and Derrick Russell O’Neal, of Pelham, Tennessee; daughter, Kendra Brooke Baltimore, Pelham, Tennessee; brother, Kenneth Layne, Pelham, Tennessee; sister, Arlene Layne, Pelham, Tennessee; grandchildren, Dagen Jay Baltimore, Keeley Faith Baltimore, Hunter Wayne O’Neal, Trinity Jade O’Neal, Kenzie Shade O’Neal.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Richard Hardy and Brother Benji Goins officiating. Burial followed in the Summerfield Cemetery.  Online condolences can be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

 

WHITMAN, ALFRED, B., age 80, of Beersheba Springs, TN passed away Thursday January 22, 2015 at a Chattanooga Hospital.  He was a Timberman and farmer.  He was born in Beersheba Springs on January 3, 1935 to Louis and Nellie Smartt Whitman who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Elmo, Jessie Clay and Ronald Whitman; sister, Rachel B. Whitman; half-brother, Richard; half-sisters, Thelma and Katherine. He is survived by his wife, Jeweldine Campbell Whitman; daughter, Karen (David) Dickerson; son, Michael (Wanda) and Dwayne (Cindy) Whitman; sisters, Linda Sue (Tracy) Hagaman and Nellie (Roy) Forsyth; brothers, Gene (Debra) Whitman and Larry (Vicki) Whitman; grandchildren, Edwin, Amelia and Oliva Whitman, John David and Allison Dickerson; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Don Hill, Bro. Charlie Barrett, Bro. Earl David Campbell and Russell Ladd officiating. Burial followed in the Whitman-Bess-King Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

 

KING, DEREK, EDWARD, “BIG D”, age 37, of Gruetli-Laager, TN passed away Friday January 23, 2015 at a Chattanooga Hospital.  He was born in McMinnville on March 12, 1977 and attended Grundy County High School.  He was preceded in death by his father, Morris King; brother, Richard Lee Green; grandparents, Mary King, Dave and Lois White; cousin, William Dewayne Fults. He is survived by his mother, Shirley King; Companion, Jennifer Burnett and her children, Shelby and Tyler; sister, Melisha Green; grandfather, Tony King; aunts, Phyllis (Billy) Holt, Charlotte (Dave) Fults, Glenda Wannamaker and Edna (Martin) Meeks; uncle, Jimmy King; nieces, Alaura, Sherry, Kelsey and Kaylee. A memorial service was held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. His ashes will be buried at the White Cemetery. The family requests contributions to help with funeral expenses.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.  

 

SCOTT, DOROTHY, M., age 98, of Altamont, TN passed away Saturday January 23, 2015 at a Woodbury, Tennessee Nursing Home.  She was born in Coalmont on September 8, 1916 to Alec Levi Hammers and Suzie Meeks Hammers who preceded her in death along with her brothers, Ben, Douglas, F.M., Alvin and Franklin Hammers; sisters, Georgia Sanders, Rose Keener, Agnes White and Eva Earsy. Husband, Hubert Huey Scott, Jr. She attended the Little Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Hubert H. Scott Jr., Flintstone, GA; daughters, Helen R. Cantrell, Woodbury, TN, Evelyn M. Coppinger, Altamont and Betty C. Williamson, Rock Island, TN; sisters, Myrtle Couey, Boaz, Alabama and Violet Lofty, Whitwell, TN; brother, James Hammers, Knoxville, TN; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 23 great great grandchildren;  a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Dal Barrett officiating. Burial followed in the Fall Creek Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, TN.

 

HANNER, THOMAS, HUEL, age 68, of McMinnville, TN passed away at his home, Sunday January 25, 2015.  He was born in Clay County Alabama and was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas H. and Mary Lou Hanner; sister, Martha Faye Walker. He is survived by his sons, Thomas Jeffery Hanner (Carol), Scotty Lynn Hanner and Jimmy Hanner (Angela); 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.   Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel with Minister Micah Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the Altamont Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

 

BRANNON, MARVIN, age 77, of Monteagle, passed away Sunday morning, January 25, 2015, in Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

He was born in Franklin County, Tennessee, a son of the late Sol and Clara Belle Crownover Brannan and was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Joyce Brannan on December 21, 2014; and sisters, Bonnie Sue Ayers, Helen K. Dillon and Evelyn Hamby.

Mr. Brannan was a U.S. Army veteran and was a Baptist. He had worked for many years in Kansas City, Kansas in the public works department before moving to Monteagle and opening Mr. B’s Barber Shop. He was a Baptist Minister and had served at Midway Baptist Church and Monteagle Baptist Tabernacle. Mr. Brannan was a very patriotic, he loved his country and his community and was involved in local politics, and he had served as alderman and as mayor of Monteagle. His favorite past time was to go to “the farm” and tend to his goats, mules, chickens and other farm animals that he would acquire.

Survivors include his daughters, Marla (Adam) Rose of Murfreesboro and Kathy (Steve) Cowan of Cowan, TN.; granddaughters, Madilyn and Hannah; sisters, Clara Faye Vestal-Hogan of Basehor, Kansas and Iva Lou Bolin of Decherd; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother James Collins and Brother Jerry Crownover officiating. Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with full military honors.  On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee.