Mrs. Verna Mae Hice, age 81 of Manchester, passed away May 29 at her daughter’s home in Cookeville after a battle with lung cancer. She was a member of Estill Springs Nazarene Church and was retired from Tennessee Apparel. Funeral services were held May 31 in the chapel of Tullahoma Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Reed and Bro. Jack Hice officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.