published Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Obituaries for May 5, 2009

HAMILTON COUNTY

Sue Anderson

Sue L. Anderson, 85, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Mrs. Anderson was born in Milford, Texas, to Hugh and Annie Landrum.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee and taught chemistry and home economics in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Chattanooga area high schools.

She was a member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church, Hamilton County Republican Party Pachyderm Club, where she received the Outstanding Campaign Volunteer Award in 1987-88; Hamilton County Young Republicans Club, where she received the Distinguished Service Award in 1985; Hamilton County Republican Women's Club; Chattanooga Area Historical Association; member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1975; and appointed colonel aide de camp of the governor's staff in 1986 by Lamar Alexander.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Tom M. Anderson; and son, John Anderson and his wife Sherri.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, May 5, 2009, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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.

James Boyd

James T. Boyd, 82, of Signal Mountain, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, in an area health care facility.

Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

Hazel Bunch

Hazel Elizabeth Bunch, 90, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009.

She was a member of Forrest Avenue Methodist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Bunch Jr.

Survivors include her two daughters, Mary Clark Bowers, Billie Lynne Jenno; grandchildren, Vanessa Ann (Donnie) Gann, Felicia Bowers, William Brent Jenno, Alton Scott Jenno; three great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th at the Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Barry Kidwell officiating.

Interment will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends for visitation from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th at the North Chapel.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.

Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Carolyn Byrd

Carolyn Rogers Byrd, 57, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 4, 2009.

Carolyn loved people and had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew her. Carolyn was of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Stephen L. Rogers Jr.

Survivors include her mother, Anne F. Rogers, Chattanooga; brothers, Steve Rogers and Richard Rogers, both of Chattanooga, and Bill Rogers, Soddy-Daisy; sister, Julia Rogers, Hendersonville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Jacob Carmichael

Jacob Scott Carmichael, 10-day-old son of Timothy and Jeanne Boitnott Carmichael, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, in a local hospital.

Although Jacob was only 10 days old when he left this earth, he touched so many lives while he was here. He was a sweet, strong boy who will be forever loved. "But Jesus said, 'Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.' " - Matthew 19:14.

His great-grandparents, Janie and Charlie Boitnott, Wagner Wilkerson, Kenneth Naylor, and Robert Carmichael preceded him in death.

Other survivors include his sister, Dahlia Carmichael; brother, Gabriel Carmichael, of Chattanooga; grandparents, Phyllis and Doug Diamond; Henry and Judy Boitnott, all of Roanoke, Va.; Rebecca and Bob Rogers, of Chattanooga, R.W. Carmichael and Pat Parmalee, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; great-grandmothers, Rebecca Wilkerson of Salem, Va., Elizabeth Naylor, of Chattanooga, and Susan Keck, of Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.

Memorial services will be held today at 6 p.m. in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.

William Hudlow

William C. Hudlow, 87 of Chattanooga, passed away May 2, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home South Crest Chapel & Crematory.

Thomas Lupton

Thomas Allen Lupton Jr., 79, of Lookout Mountain died Monday, May 4, 2009, in a local hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Ardie Mitchell

Ardie Simonds Mitchell, 84, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in a local hospital.

A native of Isabella, Tenn., she had been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 57 years. She was a member of the South Seminole Baptist Church and had been employed with Profitt's for over 30 years.

Survivors include her husband Paul R. Mitchell; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Biggs; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Ann Simonds, all of Chattanooga; four grandchildren, Teresa Biggs, Kim Helton, Laura Cramer and James Simonds; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Helton, New Jersey and Louise Beavers, Chatsworth, Ga.; brother, Ray Gaddis, Chatsworth; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Helton officiating.

Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Please share your thoughts and memories online at mem.com.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Evelyn Mix

Evelyn R. Mix, 96, of Chattanooga, died Monday, May 4, 2009, in a local health care center.

Arrangements will be announced be Heritage Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

Alynne Murphy

Alynne Settles Jenkins Murphy, 88, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, in her Signal Mountain home, where she lived for the last 8 years.

She attended Normal Park Grammar School, Northside Junior High and was a 1939 graduate of Chattanooga High School. She attended Sullins College in Bristol, Va., and graduated from University of Chattanooga in 1944. She was voted "most popular girl on campus" her junior year and rose to be president of her Alpha Delta Pi sorority her senior year. Becoming a war bride, she married Tom Jenkins Sr., of Chattanooga, by whom she had four children.

She remained in Chattanooga before marrying Lloyd T. Murphy Jr., formerly of Signal Mountain, who had located to Oak Ridge, Tenn. Alynne raised her six children there, creatively painting "Murphy-Jenkins Inc." on her mailbox to show the unity of the two families. During her 40 years in Oak Ridge, she was a member of the boat club, an avid poet, fervent bridge player and ardent miniature collector, as she once accumulated 17 doll houses, each filled with hand-picked or handmade furniture.

At the time of her death, she was a member of Signal Crest United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert T. and Edith Settles, of North Chattanooga; a sister, Bobby (Mrs. Lloyd G.) Roberts; and a brother, Don T. Settles, of Lookout Mountain.

Survivors include six children, Tommy (Linda) Jenkins Jr., of Hixson, Jerry (Trish) Jenkins, of Chattanooga, Jennifer (Bud) Allison, of Spencer, Tenn., Janet Jenkins Cate (Steve Kirkpatrick), of Signal Mountain, Chip Murphy, of Harrison and Barbara Murphy, of Soddy-Daisy. She was the proud "Grad-Mur" to 14 grandchildren, Lori Jenkins, Leesa (Paul) Holliday, T.J. Murphy, Holly (Justin) Arnold, Jay Jenkins, Trey (Heather) Jenkins, Kristin Jenkins, Gabrielle Allison, Rachel Cate, Beau Allison, Cade Allison, Rami Cate, Geeta Cate and Paige Allison; great-grandchildren, Walker Holliday, Mary Jenkins Holliday, Ally Belle Arnold, Jackson Arnold, Sean Collison and Alex Savini. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including her dear niece, Anne Roberts; former son-in-law, John Cate; and her beloved cat, Ruffy.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Mark Gooden officiating.

Interment will be Wednesday, May 6, 2009, in Oak Ridge Memorial Park at 1 p.m.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 4-7 p.m. today, May 5, 2009 at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Visit our guest book at www.lane-coulterchapel.com to send condolences.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Signal Crest United Methodist Church or Hospice of Chattanooga.

Jerry Pass

Jerry Thomas Pass, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at his home.

Jerry was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Wilson County, Tenn. He graduated from Lebanon High School, where he was an all-star basketball player.

After serving in the European and Pacific theaters in World War II, he graduated from University of Tennessee with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked with DuPont for over 30 years.

Jerry was a charter member of the Rivermont Lions Club, and served on the North River YMCA and DuPont community boards.

He was an avid sports fan-especially the Tennessee Volunteers. He enjoyed beekeeping and gardening. Many friends enjoyed his honey and garden produce.

After retirement, he volunteered with Senior Neighbors, Erlanger Medical Center, served on the board at Northside Neighborhood House and helped set up the Honeybee Exhibit at the Creative Discovery Museum.

He was an active member of Northside Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where he served as an Elder, Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Superintendent, and teacher. He was a faithful member of the Archer-Harris Sunday school class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Nancy Pass, three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mattie Bell; son, David Pass; daughter, Diane (Dennis) Kline; and five grandchildren, Nola Pass, Ashley Kline, Virginia, Brenda and Drew Larry; sister, Rosalie Moore of Tullahoma, Tenn.; brother, James Edward (Evelyn) Pass, of Manchester, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Sarah Cantrell; brother-in-law, Martin (Virginia) Robbins; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A private family burial will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 6th.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at the Northside Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sam Pope officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-9 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 5th at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to Hospice of Chattanooga or Northside Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Nancy Ruby

Nancy Lou Harter Ruby, 80, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, May 3, 2009.

She was born in Barberton, Ohio, and moved to Clarksville, Tenn., in her teens. She lived in Chattanooga from 1960-1975 and then returned to Clarksville, where she completed her degree in art education. While in Chattanooga she volunteered with Senior Neighbors and the Hunter Art Museum. She also enjoyed her Friday hiking group. After completing her degree she moved to Jackson, Tenn., and taught art and drama. She continued to work with children throughout her retired years as a volunteer in many areas related to art and drama. She returned to Chattanooga in 2007. She was an Episcopalian.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mary Harter and a sister, Judy Harter.

Surviving family is a sister, Jane Sneed of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Chris Ruby of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and John (Carmine) Ruby of Chickamauga, Ga.; two grandsons, Dalton and Dakoda Ruby, also of Chickamauga and several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family extends thanks to her caregivers at NHC-Parkwood and Hospice of Chattanooga.

Condolences and memories may be shared with family at 44 Hedgewood Drive, Chickamauga, GA 30707.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated.

Jayden Smith

Jayden Christopher Smith, infant, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009.

Survivors include parents, Shanta Boyd and John Calvin Smith III; sister, Ja'Nya Camille Smith; grandparents, Saundra Minshew, John Calvin Smith, Julia Culpepper and Charles E. Boyd.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today, May 5, 2009, at Highland Cemetery.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Natasha Williams

Natasha Dorna Williams, 30, formerly of Gallatin, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009 at her Nashville residence.

Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

John Woods

John Floyd Woods, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, in a local hospital.

Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

TENNESSEE

Larry Brancefield

DELANO -- Larry "Joey" Brancefield, 26, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at his residence.

Service is 8 p.m. today, May 5, South Chapel, with visitation 6-8 p.m. prior.

Burial is 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, Benton Memorial Gardens.

Bordwine Funeral Home, Etowah, Tenn., in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Cates

DECHERD -- Ruth Virginia Lee Cates, 78, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT today, May 5, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Charlie Nunley.

Burial in Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd.

Visitation: noon until the funeral hour today.

Dorothy Cooley

PIKEVILLE -- Dorothy Mae Cooley, 72, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, at an area hospital.

She was an avid reader and loved to sew. She also worked at Robinson Manufacturing.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Cooley; parents, Brown and Ulzo Mooneyham; sisters, Dolly Mooneyham, Gladys Setzer, and Pauline Hankins; brother, Billy Mooneyham; and one great-granddaughter, Angel Blaylock.

She is the loving mother of eight children who will continue to cherish her memory each and every day; her children are Connie (Marty) Daggett, Ronnie (Michele) Angel, Donna Sue (Charles) Angel-Shadrick, Shelia (David) Turner, Genese (Bob) Sapp, Gary (Lisa) Angel, and Harleigh and Taylor Cooley, all of Pikeville. She will also sorely be missed by her sisters, Jean (Wayne) Myers, of Crossville, Tenn., Pam (Roy) Simmons and Joyce (Randy) McReynolds, both of Pikeville; brothers, Johnny (Irene) Mooneyham, of Pikeville, and Jerry Mooneyham, of Chattanooga. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 6, with Brother Jimmy Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery.

The family will begin receiving friends at 1 p.m. CDT today.

Please share your thoughts online with the family at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com.

Pikeville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Emma Davis

EVENSVILLE -- Emma Caroline Davis, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a loving mother and grandmother, and a member of the Church of the Living God.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, J.L. Davis; son, Ricky Davis; parents, Sam and Ida Pelfrey Hawk.

Survivors: two daughters, Rose Beard, Evensville, Linda Kay Nash, Buna, Texas; three sons, Paul Perry, Evensville, Charles Perry, Buna, David Perry, Call Texas; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Brother Jim Schaffer and Brother Will Langford officiating.

Interment in Smyrna Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Arrangements by Coulter Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton, Tenn.

Charlotte Hageman

DUNLAP -- Charlotte Marie Hageman, 78, died Saturday morning, May 2, 2009, at Memorial North Park Hospital. She was of the United Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Seth and Anna Feller; sister, Virginia Lindeman; aunts, Marie Feller, Olive Beyer.

Survivors are her husband of 58 years, John Hageman; daughter, Christine (Travis) Grubbs, Dunlap; grandson, Ryan Seth Grubbs.

Family will receive friends Thursday from 5-8 p.m. CDT at Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.

Family requests No Flowers, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Helping Hands for Heaven's Creatures, Inc., P.O. Box 1864, Dunlap, TN 37327.

Arrangements by Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap.

Edgar Hickson Jr.

DECATUR -- Edgar Gardner Hickson Jr., 76, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Skyridge Medical Center.

Ed was a graduate of North Georgia College and State University and then served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, retiring after 21 years with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Following retirement he farmed for many years and volunteered in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit in Albany, Ga. Also while living in Albany, he was an AARP safe driver Instructor. Ed was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, where he taught adult Sunday school and was an active member of the Meigs Parish Ramp Builders. He was a member of both the 40 and 8 American Legion in Albany, and the Decatur American Legion. Ed tutored in the math department at Meigs High School for six years and thoroughly enjoyed working with the kids. He was also an avid supporter of all of the local high school athletic programs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Gardner and Florrie Drew Hickson Sr.

Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Miller Hickson, of Decatur; son, Kenneth Hickson, of Cleveland, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Florrie and Frank Kohn of St. Louis, Mo., Nancy and Danny Preston, of Covington, Ga.; one sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Barry Huntley, of North Augusta, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Benjamin, Melissa, and Becky Hickson, Rachel and Jessalyn Kohn, Christy, Daniel and Gregory Preston.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the Decatur United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hugh Bryan officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009.

The family will receive friends on today from 5-8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be David Moore, Mike Kisner, Don Roberts, Daniel Preston, Benjamin Hickson and Gregory Preston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Pride and Charles Lewand.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 355 Lake Haven Circle, Decatur, TN 37322; or Meigs County High School Math Awards Program, 105 Abel Ave., Decatur, TN 37322.

Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home Decatur Chapel of Decatur, 423-334-3661.

Vickie King

ATHENS -- Vickie L. King, 54, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Covenant Baptist Church.

Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Kirkpatrick-Portune

SOUTH PITTSBURG -- Shirley Phyllis Kirkpatrick-Portune passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, in Corona, Calif.

Shirley will be missed by her sons and wives, Jeff (Susan) Kirkpatrick, of Bend, Ore., and Kevin (Lourdes) Kirkpatrick, of Corona; and eight grandchildren.

A graveside gathering will be at 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, May 6, at Kirkpatrick Cemetery in Bridgeport, Ala.

Venus McRae

RICEVILLE -- Venus Ann Marie McRae, 50, died Sunday, May 2, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial in Riceville Cemetery.

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangments by Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn.

Pat Pryor

GUILD -- Pat Pryor, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009, in a Chattanooga hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, May 7, in the funeral home chapel.

Visitation at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. CDT today and 3-8 p.m. CDT Wednesday.

Complete arrangements announced by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, 423-942-9500.

Beulah Wattenbarger

DECATUR -- Beulah Mullins Wattenbarger, 85, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at her residence.

She was a native of McMinn County, Tenn., and a daughter of the late William Bedney and Laura Alice Arnwine Davis.

She was a charter member of Central Baptist Church in Athens, Tenn., where she remained active until the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elvin Lee Mullins, on Feb. 7, 1960; daughter, Elizabeth Louise Taylor; son, Elvin Lee Mullins Jr.; and brother, Spurgeon Davis.

Survivors: husband of 34 years, J.R. Wattenbarger, Decatur; two daughters and sons-in-law, Louise Taylor Martha and Harold Priest, Hixson, Linda and Mike Ratledge, Athens, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Linda Mullins, Athens, Randy and Brenda Mullins, Athens; stepdaughter and husband, Poppy and Jimmy Stiner, Decatur; two stepsons and spouse, Stacey and Carolyn Wattenbarger, Decatur, Danny Wattenbarger, Decatur; sister and brother-in-law, Inez and John Armour, Lenoir City, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, George and Mary Davis Stuart, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Bernard officiating.

Interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons.

The family will recieve friends in Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, from 4-7 p.m. today.

Those not able to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com.

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Wolford

SPRING CITY -- Josephine Hicks Wolford, 61, died Sunday, May 3, 2009.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Yellow Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before service.

Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGIA

Mary Barry

TRION -- Mary Magdalene Barry, 69, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009.

Funeral services will be today, May 5 at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bill Brown

HIAWASSEE -- Bill E. Brown, 73, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, 2009, in Hiawassee following an extended illness.

Bill was born Aug. 8, 1935, to the late Jack W. Brown and the late Jennie Lee Brown, both of Chattanooga. He attended East Chattanooga Baptist Church and later McConnell Baptist Church in Hiawassee.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack L. Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Dorma R. Brown; and daughter, Deb Collins and husband, Russ, both of Hiawassee; one brother, Dan. W. Brown of Ooltewah, Tenn.; two nephews, Michael Brown of Valdosta, Ga., and Daryl Brown of Atlanta, Ga.

Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Terry Crumbliss, Frank Johnson, Jerry Hendricks, Michael Brown, Rob Crumbliss and Daryl Brown.

Visitation for family and friends will be today, May 5 from 4-8 p.m. at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.

Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Carroll

WILDWOOD -- Benjamin W. Carroll, 87, died Sunday, May 3, 2009.

He was a member of the Wildwood United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union Local 656.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma W. Carroll, Wildwood; one son, Steven Carroll, Wildwood; one grandson, Kevin Carroll, Colorado Springs, Co.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. EDT today in Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bailey and the Rev. Curtis Schofield officiating.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

The family will receive friends 10 a.m. till service time today.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.

Wanda Dockery

ROSSVILLE -- Wanda Deloris "NaNa" Dockery, 58, passed away Monday, May 4, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was of the Baptist faith and was a loving caregiver to all of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Evelyn Mangrum; brothers, James Mangrum and Dennis Mangrum.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Don Dockery; children, Greg Cobb, Charlene Tomlinson, Jimmy Dockery, Donna Jarrett; brother, Charles Mangrum; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the family residence with prayers and testimonies from 4 to 6 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.javerybryan.com.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Bob Huddleston

ROSSVILLE -- Bob Huddleston, 75, died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at a local hospital.

He was a longtime North Georgia resident and a self-employed homebuilder and developer. He was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church, Rossville Lodge 397 F&AM and a U.S. Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Huddleston; and a brother, Charles Huddleston.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Huddleston; and a son, Bryan Huddleston, both of Rossville; and four grandchildren, B.K. and Hannah Huddleston, both of Rossville, and Shane Huddleston Painter, Chattanooga, and Trae Painter, of Rossville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Parris officiating.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to view the memorial tribute and share condolences.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Gracie Smith

LaFAYETTE -- Gracie Mae Miller Smith, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 2. 2009.

She was born in Chattanooga, to the late Hattie Lee Miller McDaniel. She was a member of Noble Church of Christ.

Survivors include her sisters, Christine Williams and Louise Morgan; brother, Melvin McDaniel, all of Harrison; friend and caregiver, Marcina Jackson of Rock Spring, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today, May 5, 2009, at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Arrangements by the LaFayette Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette.

ALABAMA

Joseph Williams Jr.

BRIDGEPORT -- Joseph Houston Williams Jr., 47, died Friday, May 1, 2009.

Survivors: father, Joseph Williams Sr.; wife, Sheila Jean Wlliams; daughters, Opal Williams, Catherine Wlliams; and other relatives.

Funeral: 2 p.m. CDT today, May 5, funeral home chapel.

Visitation: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT today.

Arrangements by Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala.

Bud Moore

FYFFE -- Bud Moore, 87, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2009, at Jacksonville, Ala.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Burial in Greens Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. CDT today, May 5.

Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

OTHER AREAS

Cooper Holt

ELKRIDGE, Md. -- Cooper T. Holt, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, in Baltimore, Md.

He was a veterans advocate.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty D. Holt; daughter, Cynthia Ann (Gus) Pappas; grandson Cooper T. (Kathleen) Pappas; and great-grandson, Nicholas Quinn Pappas.

Family and Friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park Inc., 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075 (exit 6 south off Route 100), where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today.

Interment: Meadowridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gilchrist Hospice Care or VFW Foundation.

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