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Obituaries 7-17-2014

Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

COFFELT, JAMES, H., “CORK,” 56, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born in Whitwell on April 27, 1958 to Amos Henry and Violet Lucille Smith Coffelt who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Bob, Charles and L.D. Coffelt; sisters, Judith Hobbs, Mae Wanda Coffelt, Sylvia Green and Mary Rhea.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Sue Caldwell Coffelt; daughters, Shasta (Zach) Jones, Tessa Scissom and Michelle Perry; son, David (Alisha) Scissom; sisters, Margie and Coretta Tate, Zaddie King; grandchildren, Alex, Ethan and Evan Nunley, Journey Jones, Nathan, Jory, Madison, Kellie and Jaylee Scissom, Chase and Selena Perry; a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 13 in the funeral home chapel.
Burial was in Swiss Colony Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

KNIGHT, TIMOTHY, RANDALL, 56, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He was a surveyor and retired from the State of Tennessee and of the Church of Christ faith. He was born in Chattanooga on January 13, 1958 to Charles Raymond “Babe” and Dorothy Cleo “Dude” Givens Knight.
He is survived by his daughters, Kerrie Knight and Nichelle (Terry) Caldwell; son, Jared (Raegan) Knight; sister, Melba (Gerald) Smith; brother, Charles Ronnie (Rosalyn) Knight; grandchildren, Jeffery, Hannah, Jeremiah, Levi, Kaylee and Cayden; nephews, Colby, Dearick, Chad and Todd.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 13 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Philip Fults officiating.
Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

SITZ, JOANNA, LEE, age 33, of Tracy City, TN, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was employed as a dietary aid at The Bridge at Monteagle. Joanna was born at the Cathedral Canyon Clinic on June 13, 1981 and was preceded in death by her father, Carl Sitz; grandparents, James and Thelma Sitz and Pat Frederick.
Survivors include her mother, Geneva J. Sitz; brothers, Houston (Susan) Sitz and Jeremy Sitz; sisters, Valerie (Keith) Smith and Wanda (Wayne) Anderson; maternal grandmother, Mary Frederick all of Tracy City; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a great niece.
Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17 in the funeral home chapel with Elder Franklin Hill and Pastor Mickey Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Meeks Family Cemetery in the Flat Branch community near Tracy City. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

GOODMAN, JEWELL, age 96, of Pelham, TN, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, TN. She was born in Pelham, TN, the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Bessie Meeks Hamby. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, she taught in several elementary schools. She was a retired Grundy County High School English teacher and the owner of Pelham Food Market. She was a member of the Pelham United Methodist Church and loved gardening, singing in the church choir, working in her store with her sister, Ms. Melrose, and giving candy to the children of the Pelham Community.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lude C. Goodman; one brother, Hagen Hamby; and one sister, Nana Lou Hamby Meeks.
She is survived by her sister, Melrose Holder of Pelham; niece, Rosalyn Holder (Dr. Charles) Bennett; nephew, Edward Donevan (Patricia) Holder; great niece, Alicia Dawn (Jim) Halbert; great, great niece, Kathryn Halbert; and great, great nephew, Reid C. Halbert.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 25 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Mirian Seyler officiating.
Burial was Bethel Cemetery in Grundy County.
Arrangements were made by Manchester Funeral Home, Manchester, TN.