E.W. “Speedy” Burton, 98, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008.
He was former pastor of Mowbray “Pine Grove”, East Soddy and Falling Water Churches of God and was a member of North Chattanooga Church of God. Mr. Burton retired from Davenport Hosiery Mill after 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah D. Burton; daughter, Alene Burton; one brother; and five sisters.
Survivors include his daughters, Sue (Gene) Cox and Doris Willis; sons, Bill (Shirley), Lamar “Delores” and Jim (Carolyn) Burton; five grandsons, Rick, Scott and Tim Burton, Lloyd “Butch” Cox and Michael Willis; four granddaughters, Gay Chauncey, Joy Goins, Cheryl Fentress and Vicki Burton; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel with the Rev. Marshall Roberson and Tim Burton officiating.
Private entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Visit our guestbook at www.lane-coulterchapel.com to send condolences.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.
Jean Whatley Freeman, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008.
Mrs. Freeman was a member of East Ridge Church of God. She was born in Alabama and resided in Huntsville, Ala., for many years where she was active in community and political affairs. She moved to Chattanooga six years ago to be with her family. Mrs. Freeman was a beautiful woman, a compassionate mother, and much loved by her family and friends. She will truly be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Granville Q. Freeman; two children, Sarah Freeman Brooks and Douglas Bryon Freeman; and two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by four children, Brenda (Doug) Freeman Short, Phyllis Freeman Brown, David (Sherry) L. Freeman, and Charles Dewayne Freeman; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia W. Sloan.
The Freeman family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Funeral services will follow at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Benny Mills and the Rev. Douglas Todd Short officiating.
A private graveside burial will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Ala.
Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.
Richard L. “Dick” Fulcher, 83, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
Dick was born on June 12, 1924 in Kansas and has lived in Chattanooga for the past 44 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army as a first lieutenant in the Philippines. Dick graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was an engineer with Conoco and Kayo Oil Co. retiring after 32 years as vice president. Dick was the supervisor of construction for St. Jude Catholic Church and served as first chairman of the board at Crime Stoppers. He was active in the Republican Party, enjoyed hunting, golf, woodworking and the Boy Scouts. He was a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara Ann; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Fulcher; and sister, Frances Harbert.
Dick is survived by his wife of 60 years, Theresa; five children, Michael (Debbie), Nashville, Donald (Jeanette), Chattanooga, Mary (Jim) Antesberger, Chattanooga, Robert (Linda), Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mark (Mary Kay), Marietta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with Father Mike Creson officiating.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Chattanooga.
Share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Lillie Pearl Graves, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, in a local healthcare facility.
Funeral today at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Brother Tommy Dixon officiating.
Burial: Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Mary Frances King, 82, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at a local hospital.
She was a native of Spring City, Tenn., and had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area where she was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Hixson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mabel Porter; and sister, Pearl Johnson.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Newell E. King; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Joyce King, of Atlanta; four brothers, Garland, Bill, Clay and Raymond Porter, all of Spring City, Tenn.; grandson, John King, of Atlanta; and several nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Clayton officiating.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
Frank L. Raymore, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 30, 2008, in a local hospital.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
Earl Thomas Ross, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at his residence.
He was the son of the late Earl Thomas Ross Jr. and Lola Roark Ross.
He was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was the founder of Ross Glass Co. where he served as president. For several years he was associated with Independent Paint and Glass Co., Broadway Glass Co. and Metro Glass of Atlanta.
He was an active member of Silverdale Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Finance Corp of the 3rd Armor Division. He served as past president for the Associated Contractors of North America between 1978 and 1994. He was a member of the advisory board for the Salvation Army where he served on the Channel of Love Committee.
Survivors include his sister, Barbara Vaughn, of Chattanooga; daughter, Kathy Burton, of Ringgold, Ga.; son, Tom Ross, of Chattanooga; granddaughters, Amy Johnson, of Chattanooga, Hannah Ross, of Chattanooga; grandson, Matt Burton, of Mufreesboro, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; two nieces, Janice Vaughn, Debra Vaughn; and a nephew, Ray Vaughn, all of Chattanooga.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. today in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Walliser officiating.
The burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Silverdale Baptist Church or the Salvation Army. Channel of Love Division.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road.
Calvin Tramell, 49, passed away on Friday May 30, 2008, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending.
Personal and professional services entrusted to Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.
Samuel Lillard Walker, 78, of East Ridge, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at his home.
He was retired from Greyhound Lines and was a member of Spring Creek Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pauline Goode Elder and Lee Goode; sister, Peggy Penney; brothers, Norman Walker and Abe Walker. He was the son-in-law of the late Inez and Charlie Frazier.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Frazier Walker, East Ridge; brothers, Jimmy Walker, Bakewell, Eddie Walker, Soddy Daisy, Bevy Walker, Nashville, Bennie Walker and Dr. Jack Walker, New Jersey; several nieces and nephews; and two poodles, Whitie and Blackie.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jack Walker, Dr. Raymond Hodge, and Bishop Bennie Mills officiating.
Interment will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday and 5-7 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
PALMER — Paul Kenley “Cooter” Campbell, 74, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at his home.
He was a grocery store owner and served as mayor of Palmer for several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie Howard and Mazie Hilda Graham; brothers, Buford, Ralph and Thomas Campbell.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Campbell; daughter, Regina (Mike) Scott; sons, Gerald, Marty, Paul Jr. and Ralph Eugene Campbell; brothers, Jimmy and Roger Campbell; sisters, Bertha Potts, Katie McDaniel, JoAnn Keener, Lucille Scissom, Gertrude Curtis and Diane Griffith; grandchildren, Jessica Gipson, Brittany Scott, Timothy and Dylan Scott, Matthew, Marcus and Erica Campbell; great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Shaleigh and Tregon.
Graveside funeral services will 1 p.m. CDT today at Palmer City Cemetery.
Arrangements by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn.
ATHENS — Willie Sue Hacker Gregory, 92, died Friday morning, May 30, 2008, at Brookewood Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel.
Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.
WHITWELL — Ruby Doss Griffith, 78, of the Pocket Community near Whitwell, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Griffith; parents, Sid and Rose Doss; children, Virgil Evans Griffith, Clara Cordell Griffith; grandson, Billy E. Long; sisters, Pearl Layne, Clara Doss; brothers, Robert Doss, Claudie Doss, Estel Doss.
Survivors include her children, Lela Long, Bob Griffith, Margie Gholston, Diane Kilgore, Janice Griffith, all of Whitwell; sister, Halley Mae Cox, of Monteagle; brother, Ray Doss, of Gruetli-Laager; grandchildren, Cindy Thompson, Mike Griffith, Larry Dewayne Kilgore, Sandra Long; 11 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT today, May 31; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 1.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, June 2, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Ramsey officiating.
Interment will follow at Griffith Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home (423) 658-7777.
ETOWAH — Freddy McCulloch, 62, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service 8 p.m. today, May 31.
Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. prior to service.
Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at McMinn Memory Gardens. Bordwine Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
TRENTON — Jason Edward Cuzzort, 30, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
He was an electrician and a member of IBEW Local #175 of Chattanooga. He attended Straightway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hershel Morris Cuzzort; grandfathers, R.M. Kirby and Thurman Cuzzort; and brother, Ben Cuzzort.
He is survived by his wife, Alisha Cuzzort, Trenton; two daughters, Krysta Mae Cuzzort, Trenton, Madelyn Jade Cuzzort, Trenton; mother, Barbara Cuzzort, Trenton; two sisters, Cindy Wilson, Flat Rock, Ala., Beth Haggard, Flat Rock; two brothers, Jeff Cuzzort, Lookout Mountain., Ga., Matthew Cuzzort, Trenton; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doyle and Janie Holcomb, of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; grandmothers, Erie Cuzzort and Carolyn Kirby; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EDT Sunday in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Bone and Brent Smith officiating.
Interment will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon until 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until funeral time on Sunday.
Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.
RINGGOLD — Harland George Jones, 73, died Thursday, May 29, 2008.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Tunnel Hill.
Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SUMMERVILLE — Freda Belle Millard, 89, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008.
Born and raised in Collinsville, Ala., Freda had been a resident of Summerville for 42 years. She was a longtime employee of Richie’s Clothing and was a member of Summerville First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, John P. Greene formerly of Chattanooga; husband, Erwin Millard; parents, four brothers, and three sisters.
She is survived by her sister, Bonnie Copeland, of Collinsville, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Greene, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; grandsons, John P. Greene Jr., of Asheville, N.C., Brian Greene, of Decatur, Ga., and David Greene, of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Summerville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Hicks and the Rev. John P. Greene Jr. officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
A private burial will be conducted at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Hoime, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.
STEVENSON — Bruce Russell “Rusty” Dover, 44, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at his home.
He worked at RSC in Stevenson as a diesel mechanic and served in the U.S. Army.
Rusty was preceded in death by parents, James Bruce and Helen Joyce Russell Dover; grandmother, Edith Russell; and brother, Donnie Grider.
He is survived by his son, Riley Caleb Dover, of Stevenson; former wife and best friend, Teresa Gamble Dover of Stevenson; brothers and sisters, Stephen Randall Dover, of Madison, Ala., Roy Mark Grider, of Scottsboro, Ala., Betsy Laura Bumell, of Scottsboro, Melissa Joy (Brett) Haley, of Bridgeport, Ala.; extended family members, Terry (Darlene) Grider, Margaret Arnold, Ron Grider, Jim (Bernice) Grider, all of Bridgeport, Ala., Sharon Grider Long, of Stevenson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The funeral will be Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. CDT at the funeral home chapel officiated by Brother Anthony Saint.
Interment will be at Potts Cemetery in Stevenson.
Visitation will be today 5-9 p.m. CDT and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — William Roger Whitehead, 66, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
He was a member of San Jose Church of Christ. He was born in Morristown, Tenn., but had lived in Jacksonville, for the past 35 years. He graduated from the University of Louisville, where he was a standout football athlete.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Whitehead; and mother, Jeanette Swenson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Debra Whitehead; one daughter, Kelly (Ryan) McGill; sisters, Linda Yeargan (Ray) Ables and Karen (Webb) Tallon; brother, Bret (Cheryl) Swenson; and nieces, Tiffany Yeargan Hixon and Carolina Swenson.
He was retired from Western Auto after 25 years of service. For the last 10 years he owned and managed a mortgage company while looking forward to retirement, being a grandfather and enjoying more golf and Florida Gator fun.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, at San Jose Church of Christ, 6233 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217.
Family will receive friends from 4:30-7 p.m. today, May 31, 2008, at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.