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Obituaries 8-14-14

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:26 am

HAMPTON, JOHNNIE, RUTH, age 77, of Palmer TN, passed away Wednesday August 6, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. She was a member of the Palmer Church of God. She was born in White County, Tennessee on February 27, 1937 to John A. and Nellie Dykes Cordell who preceded her in death along with her sister, Helen Summers.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Kenny) Knight, Estill Springs, Ruth Ann Hampton (Rod Harrison), Hixson; sons, Randy (Rena) Hampton and Wesley (Roxanne) Hampton both of Palmer; sister, Geneva Hancock, Crossville; brother, Clifford (Joyce) Cordell, Palmer; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the family and Bro. Bill Smith officiating with burial at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

SEALE, ROY, GLENN, age 54, of Tullahoma, TN, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, in Harton Regional Medical Center. A native of Bridgeport, Alabama, Roy was the son of the late James Carl Seale and Hazel Kirk Seale.
“Big Roy” was a Titans fan and loved the outdoors especially deer hunting. He was a police officer during his working life until he was forced to retire due to failing health. He started his career in law enforcement with the Kimball Police Department, then Monteagle Police Department and then joined the Sewanee Police Department and worked until his retirement.
Survivors include his sons, Jason (Nikki) Seale, and Bruce (Nickie) Seale, Concord, CA; brother, James E. (Lib) Seale, Bridgeport; sister, Linda (Gary) Loyd, Stevenson; grandson, Isaiah Seale; special friend, Jackie Parker; several nieces, nephews and aunts.
Visitation for Big Roy will be Wednesday from 8-5 p.m. at Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle with additional visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Jeff Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Stevenson City Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

BUFFINGTON, MARTHA, “MARTY”, CATES, age 68, of Monteagle, TN, passed away August 5, 2014. She was born on June 13, 1946 in Elizabethton, TN to the late Ray A and Ellen Earthman Cates.
She graduated from Ocala High School in 1964 and received a B.A. from Samford University in 1968. Marty was a high school English teacher before she became a full-time homemaker. She was a member of the Charity League of Birmingham, AL and served on the Administrative Council of Mountain Brook Baptist Church. In addition, she served on the 1996 Olympic Committee that hosted the Olympic soccer events in Birmingham. She was one of the hostesses at the Olympic Village. In 2001, Marty and her husband moved to Monteagle, TN, where she served as Education Chairman for the Morton Memorial United Methodist Church. She also served on their Administrative Council. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly and served as their Landscaping Committee Chairperson.
She is survived by her husband Ronald Paul Buffington of Monteagle, TN; her brother Ray A. Cates, Jr. of Ocala, FL; her children Holly Buffington Stevens of Atlanta, GA, Heather Buffington Barry of Birmingham, AL, Jonathan Paul Buffington of Manchester, TN, and Rebecca Buffington Beckler of Dana Point, CA; grandchildren William Bruce Kimbrough IV, Robert Andrew Stevens, Catherine Bennett Stevens, Raelyn Electra Beckler, and Renick James Beckler.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Chapel in Monteagle, TN.
Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

NOLAN, KATHERINE, KILGORE, age 67, of Whitwell, TN, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. & Tiny Ann Kilgore; sister, Julie Ann Kilgore; brothers, John Kilgore, Jr., Ellis Kilgore, Tommy Kilgore.
Those left to cherish her memories are a daughter, Scarlett Nolan of Griffith Creek; three grandchildren, Jonathan, Julie & Phillip; sister, JoAnn (Earl) Geary of Tracy City; four brothers, Waymon Kilgore, Marty Kilgore, Patrick (Paige) Kilgore & Jackie Kilgore all of Whitwell; special niece, Regina Clark; several nieces & nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Campbell officiating. Interment was at Presnell Cemetery.
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Arrangements made by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Whitwell, TN.

FINCH, MARGIE, JOAN, age 60, of Gruetli-Laager, TN, passed away Sunday August 10, 2014. She was born in Nauvoo, Alabama on January 11, 1954 to Howard and Stella Andrews Wideman who preceded her in death along with her husband, Jimmy Dale Finch; son, Shawn Dale Finch; granddaughter, Chasity Lacha Sanders; brother, Kenneth Wideman.
She is survived by her daughter, Tiffany Dawn Finch; granddaughters, Shelby Joan Finch and Destiny Faith Sanders; brothers, Dennis (Carol) and Kirby Dan (Ginger) Wideman; sisters, Frances Stockwell (Late Charles), Peggy (Carl) Finch, Mary White and Vicky Bivens; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Funeral services were held August 11, 2014 at the White Cemetery with Minister Mike Rigsby officiating.
Arrangements made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

BARRETT, LORENE, age 81, of Altamont, TN, passed away Monday August 11, 2014. She was born in Altamont on July 19, 1933 to Floyd and Ollie Faye Sanders Fitch who preceded her in death along with her brother, Douglas Fitch.
She is survived by her sons, Leonard, Hugh (Mary) and Johnny Barrett; daughters, Phyllis (Gary) Jenkins, Dresden, TN and Nancy Judkins, Altamont; brothers, Chester (Mae) Fitch, Altamont, Wilfred (Marie) Fitch, Cohutta, GA; sisters, Etheleen Hobbs, Altamont, Pauline Wellman, Morrison and Cathy Bailey, Centertown; companion, Jimmy Sweeton, Altamont; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating and burial followed in the Altamont Cemetery.
Arrangements made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.