Willie Etta Allen, 82, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.
Willie was born in Russellville, Ala., but lived in Akron, Ohio, the majority of her life. She was a former member of Greater Bethel Baptist. She retired from Cleveland Psychiatric Institute in 1985.
In August 2001, she relocated to Chattanooga. She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church and was on the Mother’s Board.
Willie was preceded in death by parents, Luster Sr. and Dora Etta Sheppard; siblings, James Scott and Luster Jr. Sheppard; and husbands, Joe McCollum and Leroy Allen Sr.
She leaves behind a sister, Mattie Rogers; one son, Leroy Allen Jr.; four daughters, Seretha Ann (Fred Sr.) Williams, Kim Etta (Hugh Sr.) Hullum, Anna Laura (Clarence) Mitchell and Geneaver Green; grandchildren, Hugh Jr. (Tonya), Charolette, Jeffery, Gregory (Wendy), Paquita and Anthony (Kathy) Hullum, Water (Corina) Small and Shelley Small (fiancé, Barron Chambers), Melvin (Cantia) McCollum, Annetta and Fred Williams Jr.; 30 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; cousins, Ruth Shaw, Antha McCollum; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Adams Sr. officiating.
Interment in Mount Peace Cemetery in Akron, Ohio, on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
Visitation will be held after noon
today, Aug. 9, 2008, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Josephine Houston Bishop died peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008.
In Everything Give Thanks!
Born in Chattanooga on Feb. 5, 1921, to Ela Fowler Houston and Dr. David P. Houston, Josephine attended Bright School, Girls Preparatory School, and graduated from Chattanooga High School. After earning her bachelor of arts degree at the University of Chattanooga, she taught elementary school where she was beloved by her students. During this time, she also earned her solo pilot’s license in a Piper Cub. She was active in the Junior League, the Book Review Club, the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, and served as Regent of the Chickamauga Chapter of the D.A.R.
Josephine was a vital and beloved member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she shared her gifts serving as a eucharistic minister, chalice bearer, lay reader, and founding member of the Friday Bible Study Class.
Josephine was married to J. Walter Bishop Jr. and is the mother of Josephine Houston Bishop II and J. Walter Bishop III.
She is survived by her children, her granddaughter Ashley Denise Bishop; her sister, Mary David Street; her sister-in-law, Louise Bishop McCullough and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her sister, Sarah Houston Baker.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga.
In lieu of visitation, friends and family were invited to join Josephine for a quiet labyrinth walk in the church garden at 9 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to support the Friday Bible Study Class and sent to the Rev. Rebecca Wright, P.O. Box 821, Sewanee, TN 37375.
Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Lottie Cagle, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, received her complete healing and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in an area hospital.
She was a member of Green Pond Baptist Church.
Lottie was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Walling in 1972 and her second husband, Leo Cagle; and a granddaughter, Heather Sharp.
She is survived by her daughters, Tootie Solomon, of Soddy-Daisy; Sheila (Mickey) Conner, of Hixson; Jo (David) Newhouse and Diane (Tony) Sharp, all of Soddy-Daisy and Linda (Simon) Pugh, of Sale Creek; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Clankston Freeman officiating.
Interment will follow in Seitz Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24-hour obituary line, 843-5055.
Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.
Sterling Creamer, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Mary Elizabeth Vinson Dietrich, 95, of Ootlewah, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
She resided in McMinnville most of her life while her husband practiced medicine. Born on Sept. 25, 1912, she was a homemaker and member of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church and Dixie Dollars Antique Doll Collectors Club.
Preceded in death by parents, Sam Brown and Ada Frances Stanley Vinson; husband, Dr. J.P. Dietrich, MD; brother, Carlos Vinson; daughter, Donna Lee Burks; and grandson, Samuel Preston Burks.
Survivors: daughters Peggy Basham, Ooltewah, and Carol Solomon, Kingsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Dr. James W. (Wanda) Burks III, DDS, Julie Basham Holman, Jeff Basham, Susie (Burt) Snider, Dr. Keely Solomon (Pat) Gilroy, PhD; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Burks, Kim Burks, Lexi Holman, Brandon Burks, Will Snider and Ella Snider; and great-great-grandchildren, Jaylyn and Abby.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Blues Hill Cemetery, McMinnville. Elder Jim Herman officiating.
Family and friends attending the service will leave the funeral home in procession at 10:30 a.m. CDT Sunday.
The family will receive friends today from 4 until 6 p.m. CDT at McMinnville Funeral Home, (931) 473-6606.
Isaiah Lee Hunter, infant 9 months, passed away Tuesday Aug. 5, 2008, in a local hospital.
He was the son of Rachell Hunter and Robert Thomas.
Arrangement are pending.
Personal and professional services entrusted to Franklin Strickland Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.
Sean “Kobe” Jones, 7, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, in a local hospital.
A lifelong resident, Kobe was a member of Galilee Baptist Church and was in kindergarten at Bess T. Shephard Elementary until his illness. Kobe loved the outdoors and loved playing with his dogs and horses.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Evelyn Jones.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Ricky Jones Sr. and Rhonda Bynum, both of Chattanooga; brothers, Kyrun R. Bynum, of Tracy City, Tenn., Ricky Jones Jr. of Shreveport, La., and Cameron Marsh of Noble, Ga.; grandparents, Nelson and Patricia Oliver, of Tracy City; great-grandparents, Charles and Rose Slatton, of Tracy City; uncles, Gary Oliver, of Tracy City, and Charles Battle, of Chattanooga; aunts, Deborah Green and Tangelia (Mike) Woodruff, all of Chattanooga; several great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, teachers and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Jacks and the Rev. Barry Nolan officiating.
Burial: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the wonderful staff at T.C. Thompson’s Childrens Hospital C300, C400 and the PICU.
The body will lie in state today after noon at Taylor Funeral Home.
Margaret Williamson Brown Kemp quietly and peacefully stepped into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. She was 92 years old.
She was particularly known for her absolute trust in her Lord Jesus Christ, and loved for her positive and gentle spirit, and uncomplaining approach to her many adversities of life. She was also known for her dry and clever wit and common sense.
She was born in Columbia, Tenn., but moved to Chattanooga in infancy when her father died. She and her mother and younger sister lived in the home of her grandparents, William L. and Margaret Daniel Frierson. She spent happy summers in Columbia, with many Williamson aunts and uncles and cousins. She was graduated from Girls Preparatory School and the University of Chattanooga. In later years she worked at Cadek Conservatory and in the admissions office of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Until her residence in Alabama, she was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga and served in many capacities in the church. She was also active with and on the Board of The Vine Street Orphans’ Home (now the Children’s Home), and many other civic organizations. Following the death of her first husband, Scott Newton Brown, she married J.B. Kemp and moved to Point Clear, Ala. They returned to Chattanooga in 1995.
In addition to Mr. Brown and Mr. Kemp, she was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. James G. Williamson Jr.; her sister, Dr. Eleanor Williamson; and a son, George Williamson Brown Sr.
She is survived by her son, Scott N. Brown Jr., and wife, Carla; grandsons, Charles Christopher Brown and wife, Caroline, and George W. Brown Jr. and wife, Meg, all of Knoxville; granddaughter, Margaret Brown Larson and husband, Bob, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Frierson Brown, all of New York City; grandson, David Daniel Brown, of Lavonia, Ga.; grandson, Scott N. Brown III and wife, Cherie, of Chattanooga; great-grandsons, Scott N. Brown IV, Stuart Thomas Brown, Aidan Howard Brown and Thomas Dawson Brown; daughter-in-law, Lynn Rogers Brown Edwards, of Maryville; stepson, James B. Kemp, of Chattanooga; and faithful helper, Mary Henderson, of Chattanooga.
A memorial service to celebrate the goodness of God and the certainty of her eternal life will be held at First Presbyterian Church at noon Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, with Dr. S. Michael Preg presiding.
The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family expresses great gratitude to the staffs of St. Barnabas Apartments’ assisted living facility and Life Care of Red Bank, for their kind and excellent care over the past number of years.
The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Childrens’ Home/Chambliss Shelter, 315 Gillespie Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411; the Siskin Children’s Institute, 1101 Carter St., Chattanooga, TN 37402; or First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37402.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Luke, Drew and Maddy Lively
Robert Lucas, Davis Andrew and Madelyn Grace Lively, infant children of Robert and Holly Davis Lively, of Chattanooga, died at birth at Erlanger in Chattanooga.
A private graveside service will be held today, Aug. 9, 2008, at City Cemetery in Dayton, Tenn.
Arrangements by Vanderwall Funeral Home, Dayton.
Rev. Gilbert Miller
The Rev. Gilbert Miller, 85, of Signal Mountain, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008.
He was a Baptist minister for over 50 years and a longtime member of Lone Oak Baptist Church.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Ethel Brock Miller; son, Lamar Miller; and brother, C.L. Miller.
He is mourned by Loy J. Miller, his wife of 33 years; children/caregivers, Patrick Smith, Curtis Smith and Myrna Warren.
Survivors include his sons, Standifer and Wade Miller; daughters, Sheila Smith, Terry Ewton, LeGeita Erwin, LaVonia Swafford and Twanda Splawn; brothers, Donald and Ronald Miller; sisters, Opal Tyler, Connie Holloway, Mary Jane Humble, Sandra Seals and Roxie Jones; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at noon CDT Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Lone Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Stacy Seals and the Rev. Dewayne Harris officiating.
Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. CDT today at Ewton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of Chattanooga or Lone Oak Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Ewton Funeral Home, 6936 Highway 28, Dunlap, TN 37327 (423) 949-2112.
Clyde Pendergrass Jr.
Eldridge Clyde Pendergrass Jr., 60, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the North Chapel with the Rev. Henry Groseclose officiating.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Edna Clorise Self, 93, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at her daughter’s home in Chattanooga.
Mrs. Self was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and later attended Graysville Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, G.L. and Olivia Holsomback; husband, Bert D. Self; daughter, Margaret S. White; five brothers, Roy, Millard, Julius, Billy and Marce Holsomback; and two sisters, Bazalene Foster and Thelma Brown.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Wheeler; grandson, Dr. Gary L. White and wife, Melissa P. White; granddaughter, Suzanne W. Guffey and husband, Jeff C. Guffey; son-in-law, Emory H. White Jr.; great-grandchildren; Jessica M. White, Rebecca P. White, and Jacob C. Guffey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Art Graves officiating.
Interment will follow in Graysville Cemetery with Johnny Holsomback, Ricky Brown, Ronnie Brown, Edgar Holsomback, Robert Holsomback and Emory White serving as pallbearers.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga caregivers, especially LaVerna, Sheila, Rachel and Annice. Special thanks to sitter, Ellen King.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416, or to your favorite charity.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to view the Memorial Tribute and share condolences.
The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. today and noon-2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
James “Jim” Dominick Serre, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at a local hospital.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was retired from the Muller Co. after 40 years of service, and a member of the Flat Top Volunteer Fire Dept. He was an avid bird dog hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Katie Serre.
He is survived by his wife, Timm Serre; sons, Eric Serre, of Dunlap, Todd Serre, of Soddy-Daisy; daughter, Angela Serre, of Apison; sister, Sharon Smith, of St. Louis; grandsons, Jeremiah and Jacob Serre; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holly Spirit Catholic Church with Father Mike Creson officiating.
Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home with a vigil prayer service at 8:30 p.m.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.
Clayton Swanner, 63, of Bakewell, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruby Swanner; brothers, Clifford Swanner and Billy Swanner; and sister, Mable Bowman.
He is survived by his son, Adam Swanner, of Soddy-Daisy; brothers, David Swanner and Ed Swanner, both of Bakewell; sisters, Mamie White, of Soddy-Daisy, Margaret Skiles, of Sale Creek and Regina Swafford, of Resaca, Ga.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow in Howard Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24-hour obituary line, 843-5055.
Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.
Sherry W. Thomas, 57, of Ooltewah, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in a local hospital.
She worked for Capital Toyota as customer relations manager and was a member of Bayside Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband: Jimmy Ed Thomas Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Jessica Thomas; a daughter, Lauren Nicole Thomas; two grandchildren, Kenneth Vance Thomas and Peyton Robert Thomas; and a brother, Mark Wiggins, all of Chattanooga; and her adopted children, Chris Elrod, Brent Massey and Andrea Waldrop.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to view the Memorial Tribute and share condolences.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bayside Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Stitts officiating.
Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, East Brainerd Road.
Alisa Michelle Tisdale-Troxell, 44, formerly of Chattanooga, went on to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, in Virginia Beach, Va.
Funeral: today at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Adamson officiating.
Burial: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.
Charles E. Veal, 62, of East Brainerd, went to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
Charles was retired from TVA with 31 years of service and he was also a retired attorney in the North Georgia area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Erttie and Anna Bell Veal; brother, Carl Veal; and his dog, Two-Bit.
Survivors include his dog, Dooby Jane; niece, Kristie Leonard, of Birchwood, Tenn.; nephew, Kenny Foutz, of Rossville; two great-nephews, Levi and Dillon Leonard, both of Birchwood; several cousins; dear friends, Sue and Bill Shaffer, of Knoxville.
Charles will be sadly missed by us all. We love you and may you rest in peace, Uncle Charlie.
Private services will be held at later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga at 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
Ethel Ann “Sue” Wright, 57, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, following an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas E. Wright; and brother, Tommy Underwood.
Survivors include her sons, Stephen E. Leamon Jr., of Atlanta, Chad A. Leamon, Travis J. Wright and Tyler J. Wright, all of East Ridge; her granddaughters, Caitlin and Audrey Leamon, of Atlanta; mother, Lucille Hunley, of Rossville; sisters Mary Flowers, of Ringgold, Brenda Boss, of Rossville, Linda Westmoreland, of Rossville, Latrisha Hines, of Flintstone, Deborah Westmoreland, of Harrison, Pam McClure, of Hixson and Carol Miell, of Fort Oglethorpe; brothers, Robert Hunley, of Chattanooga, and James Hunley, of Rossville; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and family friends.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road.
Annie Lee York, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in a local hospital.
Mrs. York was a longtime member of the Lookout Valley Church of the Nazarene and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. York in 2003, to whom she was married for 53 years, her parents, Lee and Pearl Anderson; brothers, William, Jack, Donny and Edward Anderson; and sisters, Daisy Mae Cash and Laura Elizabeth Crutchfield.
Survivors include her daughters, Ann (Ralph) McClure, of Soddy-Daisy, Linda (Gary) Ball, Lookout Mountain, Ga., and Sandra York, Chattanooga; son, Eddie (Lesa) York, Chattanooga; grandchildren, Jamie (Denise) Moody, Carolyn (Kerry) Lacy, Vanessa (Jeremy) Clark, and Raven Ball; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Bailey Davenport, Kennedy Moody, Madison and Morgan Lacy, and Joseph Clark; aunt, Betty (Kevin) Anderson; a host nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lookout Valley Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Preston Brown and the Rev. Jerry Hanson officiating.
Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.
Mrs. York will lie in state one hour prior to services Sunday at the church.
A special thanks to the staff at Hospice of Chattanooga for the care and support given to Mrs. York during her final days.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
To share your thoughts and memories, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.
The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. today at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
ETOWAH — Billy Berryhill, 66, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at U.T. Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 9, at Miracle Lake Chapel.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.
TEN MILE — Hazel “Joyce” Bidwell, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment in Pisgah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Ronald McDonald House, 200 Central Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.
Visitation 5 until 8 p.m. today at Bowers Funeral Home, Decatur, Tenn. (423) 334-3661.
SWEETWATER — Trudy Lee Walker Farrell, 44, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at the home of her mother.
Member of Fairview Baptist Tabernacle in Sweetwater, she was a 20 year veteran educator currently serving as a 5th grade class room teacher with Browns Intermediate School with the Sweetwater city school system. Trudy served as a volunteer with Kids World, Habitat for Humanity and Knoxville Union Rescue Mission.
Preceded In death by her father, Austin Ford Walker.
Survivors include husband of 10 years, Jerry D. Farrell; son, Elijah Austin Farrell; stepson, Michael Shawn Farrell, all of Sweetwater; mother, Zelma Lee Guy Walker, of Oak Ridge; sister, Penelope Dawn Walker, of Oak Ridge; brother, Larry David Walker, of Knoxville; father and mother-in-law, Jerry Lee and Carole Ann Farrell, of Sweetwater; sister-in-law, Pamela Denise Farrell, of Paint Rock, numerous family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2008, at Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Church in Sweetwater with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Johnny Carr officiating.
Interment at 2 p.m. Sunday in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sweetwater Education Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society or Habitat for Humanity.
Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, in charge of arrangements.
ETOWAH — Wesley Gene Jenkins, 69, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at his residence.
Service at 8 p.m. today, Aug. 9, in the South Chapel, with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. prior.
Burial at 1 p.m. Sunday in McMinn Memory Gardens.
Arrangements by Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah.
WHITWELL — Lester “Joe” Layne, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
Mr. Layne was a coal miner and he retired from Stowers Machinery in Chattanooga as a diesel mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Daisy Layne; sister, Maudie Layne; brothers, Spurgeon Layne, Claude Layne and Junior Layne.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 59 years, Wanda Hatfield Layne; children, Stephen K. Layne, of Prosperity, S.C., Sherrie Layne Alford, of Hixson, Scott A. Layne, of Whitwell, Angela Layne Marsh, of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Bret Alford, Kyle Alford, Ryan Layne, Makena Marsh and Olivia Marsh; sister, Nannie Griffith, of Whitwell.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 10, at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper with the Rev. Jim Basham and the Rev. Jerry Basham officiating.
Family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 9.
Arrangements are by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, (423) 658-7777.
WHITWELL — Pleas Ross Layne, 61, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 8, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester “Bill” and Bessie Layne; brother, Paul Layne.
Mr. Layne was a member and deacon of Fairview Union Church, member of the Cattleman’s Association, and former member of Marion County School Board. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Layne also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 42 years, Shirley Ball Layne; daughter, Shanon (Clint) Sims; grandchildren, Chelsea Sims, Jay Sims, all of Whitwell, Brandie Sims, of South Pittsburg; grandchildren by way of the heart, Maddie Matherly, Laycica Vagos; brother, Aaron (Nancy) Layne, of Jasper; niece, Tammy Layne and nephew, Marty Layne; father and mother-in-law, Lella and Hugh Ball; special families of love, Oscar and Juanita Layne, Fredell and Helen Reeves.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 10, at Fairview Union Church in Whitwell with the Rev. Dennis Kilgore and the Rev. George Angel officiating.
Interment will be at Layne’s Chapel Cemetery with military service.
Family will receive friends 11 a.m.-8 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 9, 2008, from 9 a.m.-noon CDT Sunday, Aug. 10, at the funeral home and from 1-3 p.m. CDT Sunday at Fairview Union Church.
Arrangements are by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home (423) 658-7777.
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Molly Katherine Nelson, 18, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.
She was a 2008 Honors graduate of South Pittsburg High School, graduating with Seals of Excellence and receiving a 4-year scholarship to UTC. She was a member of Battle Creek Baptist Church and had just enlisted in the Marine Corps. Throughout High School, she worked two jobs and was honored by her classmates by being elected Homecoming Queen.
She is survived by her parents, Jeff and Tamari Nelson, of South Pittsburg; brother, PFC Thomas D. Nelson, U.S. Army and his wife, Brittany, of Fayetteville, N.C.; sister, Abby Nelson, of South Pittsburg; grandparents, Judy Thompson, of Jasper, Luke Nelson, of South Pittsburg and Tommy and Mary McCrary, of Stevenson, Ala.; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, with the Rev. Patrick Nelson and Brother Robert Wynne.
Interment will be in Gilliam Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Battle Creek Baptist Church, In Memory of Molly Nelson, 5483 Battle Creek Road, South Pittsburg, TN 37380.
The family will receive friends today, Aug. 9, from 3 until 9 p.m. CDT at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg.
ROSSVILLE — Sharon Wanda Ballon, 53, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral and Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
SUMMERVILLE — Ruth Hawkins Glass, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Don and Linda Glass; grandchildren, Casey Glass, Michelle Stephens; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. today, Aug. 9, 2008, at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.
Mason Funeral Home is directing.
CALHOUN — Amy Terrelle Higginbotham, 37, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Corinth Christian Church with Pastor James D. Harris officiating.
Interment will be in Colbert Cemetery.
Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton, Ga.
KENNESAW — Terry “Cat Daddy” Edwin Williams, 48, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at a local hospital.
A resident of the Kennesaw area for the past 22 years, he was owner and operator of Terry Williams Inc. for 25 years and a member of First Baptist of Woodstock.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Verna Spurling Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Broome Williams, of Kennesaw; son, Tyson Williams, of Kennesaw; daughter, Tara Kay Williams, of Kennesaw; father, Halbert Williams, of Ringgold; brother, Rick Williams, of Chattanooga; sister, Pamela Hamilton, of Ringgold; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held 4 p.m. Monday Aug. 11, 2008, in the funeral home chapel.
An on-line register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.
HOLLYWOOD — Ethel Roberta Smith Fennell, 56, born Dec. 13, 1951, departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Erlanger.
Funeral: 1 p.m. CDT Monday, Aug. 11, at Rudder Funeral Home, Chapel.
Interment: Old Baptist Cemetery.
Services: Visitation: 6-7 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 10, at Rudder Funeral Home, Scottsboro.
STEVENSON — Joan Elizabeth Morris Lovelady, 60, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at Health and Rehabilitation in Gadsden, Ala.
The funeral will be today, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. CDT at the funeral home chapel.
Interment will be at Stevenson City Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson.