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Obituaries 10-16-2014

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

MEEKS, PHILLIP, DOUGLAS,age 67, of the Flat Branch Community passed away Friday October 10, 2014.  He was of the Baptist Faith.  He was born in Sewanee, Tennessee on August 26, 1947 to Jessie and Henretta Campbell Meeks who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Franklin and Benton Meeks; niece, Joy Hall; nephews, Jesse, William and John Meeks, Tim Hall. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judith Anderson Meeks; daughters, Joan Chapman, Tracy City, Melisa “Sissy” (Michael) Caldwell, Coalmont, Phyllis C. Meeks, Tracy City; son, David Douglas Meeks, Tracy City; 6 grandchildren, Jonathan (Fiancé’ Heather Grayson) Chapman, Amber (Fiancé’ James Worley) Morgan, Robin (Zach) Seagroves, Heather (Fiancé’ Dustin Luzadder) Caldwell, Jacob Chapman, George Arthur Bolton III; great granddaughter, Kaylie Worley; sisters, Willie Mae Nunley and Carlene (Bill) Wilusz; brothers, Charles (Margie) Meeks and Paul Meeks; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Andy Lockhart and Sheriff Clint Shrum officiating. Burial followed in the Clouse Hill Cemetery.

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


TATE, SHELIA, KAY, SHORT, age 60, of Estill Springs, Tennessee passed from this life on October 11, 2014. She was born September 27, 1954 in Sewanee to Billy Ray Short and Beulah Mae (Sells) Short. Mrs. Tate was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Murrell Allen Tate.

Surviving are daughter, Shannon (Robbie) Meeks of Monteagle, TN; son, Chris Hill of Decherd, TN; mother, Beulah Short of Winchester, TN; brothers, Harold (Debbie) Short of Huntland, TN, William (Beverly) Short of Belvidere, TN, and Johnny (Beckie) Short of Winchester, TN; sisters, Trisha Marlowe of Winchester, TN, and Angie (Donald Fergerson of Estill Springs, TN; granddaughters, Haleigh Ferrell, Alexis Hill and Breanna Meeks; and canine friend, Chewy.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Jones officiating. Burial followed in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN.

Arrangements made by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.