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Obituaries 6-18-15

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:50 am

BOYETTE, BARBARA, ANN, age 67, of Hillsboro, TN, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at her residence, following an extended illness. Barbara was born in Manchester, TN, the daughter of the late Howard L. and Melonee Crowell Givens.  She was a 1965 graduate of Grundy County High School and was a retired nurse at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Texas with over 40 years of service in a profession that she loved.  She enjoyed gardening and was “a great mother and best grandmother in the world.”

In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Boyette, her daughter and son-in-law, Melonee Dawn (Shelby) Durm; brothers, Neil and Gene Nelson Givens; sister-in-law, Brenda Marlowe Givens; and niece, Barbara Brittany Boyett.  She is survived by one son, Lee Howard Boyette of Arlington, TX; two brothers, Leon Givens of Winchester and John (Carol) Givens of Pelham, TN; three sisters, Frances (Gary) Boyett of Hillsboro, Kay (Larry) Walls and Thula (Gary) Payne, both of Decherd, TN; two grandchildren, Kasey Ann Durm and Sarah Michelle Durm, both of Cassville, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Manchester Funeral Home, Manchester, TN.


TATE, KENNETH, “TIM”, age 65, passed away Tuesday at his home. He was a son of the late Carl Norwood and Flossie Mae Wise Barlund and was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Tate.

Survivors include his children, Maria Johnson (Travis), Tracy City, Aaron Tate, Tracy City, Andrea Tate (Jeremy Thomas), Monteagle, Rebecca Graham (Timothy), Rossville, GA, Stacey Tate, Peoria, IL, Lacey Tate of Florida; sisters, Cindy Jane Tate, Sewanee, Mary Scott, Sewanee, Debbie Guess, North Carolina; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with family and friends speaking. Burial was in O’Dear Cemetery in Sewanee. On line condolences may be made at: Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.