Volume 52, Number 21

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 21, 2015


Faye Lee Manis
September 17, 1945 - May 14, 2015

Faye Lee Manis, 69 of 150 Ringley Creek Road, Byrdstown passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept.17, 1945 in Pickett Co. to the late Omer and Bessie Booher Lee and lived all of her life in Pickett. Mrs. Manis was a housewife and a member of the Calvary Bible Church.
Other than parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Manis; four brothers, Jimmy, John, Hue and Delmer Lee; sister, Betty Flowers; one brother-in-law, Roy Flowers.
Survivors include three sons, Ronny Manis and wife Theresa and Robert Manis and wife Tina, all of Cookeville and Ricky Manis and wife Rhonda of Rickman; two sisters, Wyncie Shelley and husband Donnie of Albany; and Barbara Bilbrey and husband Joe of Byrdstown; brother, Sam Lee and wife Peggy of Muncie, IN; three sisters-in-law, Betty Lee and Juanita Lee, both of Byrdstown; and Betty Lee of Douglas, GA; three grandchildren, Emily Susanne Manis, Tory J. Manis and Justina Goff; two great-grandchildren, Macie and Isabell Potter. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donnie Shelley and Bro. Travis Simpson officiating and burial at Garrett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Lee, Charlie Lee, Robert Bond, Danny Richardson, Leslie Reeder, Greg Hughes and Darrell Huddleston. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Bethel Glen Crouch
July 24, 1927 - May 10, 2015

COOKEVILLE/BYRDSTOWN, TN-Funeral services for Mr. Bethel Glen Crouch, 87 of Cookeville, were held Saturday, May 16th at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in Byrdstown. Pastor John Stone officiated. Interment with Military Honors rendered by the Veterans Honor Guard followed in Beaty Cemetery.
Mr. Crouch died Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Signature HealthCARE of Putnam Co.
He was born July 24, 1927 in Pickett Co. to the late William Lee and Ollie Story Crouch. He married Virginia Alice (Coe) Crouch on April 23, 1948 in Rossville, GA. Born, educated and raised in Pickett Co. where he attended First Christian Church, Bethel enlisted in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After serving his country in Japan, he began a career in property and building management, most as an employee of John W. Galbreath Company managing high rise office space. Bethel’s career led him to live in Nashville, over 30 years in Ohio, and later in Connecticut where he worked in New York City. Following retirement, he and wife Virginia moved back to Tennessee where they have resided for the past 26 years. He enjoyed working maintenance for Buckner Properties during some of those retirement years.
Bethel, truly one of the greatest of the greatest generation, is fondly remembered as being the caretaker for his friends and family, always the first on the scene when help was needed. Giver of advice, friend to many, gentle when needed and very, very strong in all situations, he was a great husband and father and a hard worker who taught right from wrong. He enjoyed fishing, boating, yard work, traveling, birding and spending time with those he loved. He was a member of First Christian Church in Cookeville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Osburn (Edna) Crouch, Donald (Lucy) Crouch, Ord (Reba) Crouch and by sisters, Nova (Harm) Green, Eva (Arthur) Paris, Wonna (Keene) Gunter, Mary (Howard) Guthrie, Jessie (Paul) Story, and Joyce (Dall) Koger.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia; son, Scott Crouch of Mason, OH; daughters, Sherry (the late Lee) Weaver of Goshen, IN; Becky (Tom) Moore of Cookeville and Melissa (Steve) Hildebrand of Huntersville, NC; grandchildren, Michael and Elisha Weaver, Veronica, Nathaniel and Zachary Serwan, Joseph, Katie and Christy Crouch and Claire and Grace Hildebrand, eight great grandchildren, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends served as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Team Red White and Blue, 1110 West Platt Rd., Tampa, FL 33606.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.

Gay Rector
September 7, 1925 - May 9, 2015

Evelyn Gay Flowers Rector, 89 of Pickett Care and Rehab passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Pickett Care and Rehab. She was born Sept. 7, 1925 in Pickett Co. to the late McKinnley and Mildred Cope Flowers. Mrs. Rector was a member of the Red Hill Church of Christ, a factory worker, housewife and lived all her life in Pickett Co. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Marvin Rector; son, Howard Rector; two brothers, Cecil Q. Rector and Allan Zachary; grandson, Derrick Rector.
Survivors include two sons, Galen Rector and wife Bobbie and Dale Rector and wife Ruby both of Byrdstown; six grandchildren, Wade, Terri and Devin Rector, Morgan Carter, Sonya Widau and Melissa Thrasher; 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Henry Colbert and Bro. Tim Turpin officiating and burial at Red Hill Church of Christ Cemetery. Pallbearers included Callahan Thrasher, Malcolm Thrasher, Devin Rector, Wade Rector, Nathan Thrasher, Peyton Rector and Pacey Rector. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com


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