published Monday, October 19th, 2009

Obituaries for October 19, 2009

HAMILTON COUNTY

Edith Adkins

Edith Allen Adkins, 84, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at NHC Healthcare.

Graveside services at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 1914 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Gail Cox

Gail A. Cox, of Chattanooga, known to family and friends as “Duke” departed this earthly life to enter into the arms of God on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

She was the daughter of Willie Mae Cox and the late Phillip Cox Sr.

She was a graduate of Riverside High School class of 1975.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the Trammell Chapel with Phillip Cox Jr. officiating.

The body will lie in state Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the Trammell Chapel, Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Humphrey Gaines

Humphrey Lamont Gaines, 58, was ushered into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

After high school, he enlisted into the US Air Force. He was a retired employee of the City of Chattanooga.

His parents, William and Dorothy Gaines; as well as brothers, William Jr. and Winston; sisters, Bettye Kendrick, Melanie Hammonds and June Gaines, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Jacqueline; son, Jarrell; daughters, La Toya and Jarren; adopted daughter, Kiana Moorer; sisters, Sandra Sewell and Dorneata Johnson; brothers-in-law, Aaron (Patricia) Sims, Anthony (Yvonne) Sims, Thaddeus (Sarita) Sims and Patrick Sims; sister-in-law, Myrna Cooper, a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Adams Sr. and Pastor Aaron Sims Sr. officiating.

Interment in National Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon today with the family receiving friends from 6–7 p.m. this evening at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Anita Godfrey

Anita Godfrey, 69, of Hixson, passed away at a local health care facility on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Nadia Horton

Nadia Robinson Horton, 79, left this life to be with her Lord on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.

She was born in Chattanooga on March 26, 1930, and was a 1948 graduate of Central High School, where she was a senior class representative and voted most friendly. She loved being outdoors, where she enjoyed hiking and working in the garden.

She was a loving Christian wife, mother, and grandmother and was a member of Red Bank Church of Christ. She will always be remembered for her precious smile, care and concern in encouraging others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Cleveland and Mary Eula Robinson.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joseph F. Horton Jr.; two sons, Joey and his wife, Teresa, and Terry and his wife, Kaye, all of Chattanooga; two grandsons, Joseph and his wife, Lauren, of Winchester, Tenn., and Patrick, of Chattanooga; two sisters, Sybil Sentell and Maxine Wheeler, both of Chattanooga; one brother, Grover C. Robinson Jr. and wife, Mattie Lou, of Knoxville, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today and 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel.

Services for Nadia will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel with Ministers Joseph Horton and Steve Lusk officiating.

Burial will follow in National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Martin Boyd Christian Home, 6845 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Her family would like to thank Dr. Derek Holland, the nurses of COHA, and the staff of Hospice of Chattanooga for their care during her courageous battle with cancer.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.

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

Patricia Hughley

Patricia Ann “P.J.” Hughley, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was a 1960 graduate of Howard High School and was employed by Erlanger Hospital for 35 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Gladys Jackson; brothers, Edward and Randy Jackson; sisters, Joyce Husband and Mary Ruth Willis.

Survivors are husband, Ronnie Dewayne Hughley; daughters, Edkedsha “Kee-Kee” (Marc) Mathis, and Tracy Anna Hughley; grandchildren, Miracle Mathis, Kristian Jevon Hughley, all of Chattanooga, and Markala Mathis, of Delaware; brothers, Willard (Phyllis) Jackson, Clyde (Mary) Jackson, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Nathaniel (Evelyn) Jackson, John W. (Norma) Jackson, and Ronnie (Renee) Jackson, all of Chattanooga; sister, Gladys Marie Jackson, of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Sharon Jackson; devoted nephew, Frederick Jackson, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives; best friend, Jackie Hambright, and many other friends.

Funeral is Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jeffery Lawrence officiating.

Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation today from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

J.B. Millard

J.B. Millard, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at a local hospital.

He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, had attended Charity Baptist Church, was an avid Braves fan, and also enjoyed fishing. As a young man, Mr. Millard boxed with the Golden Gloves in Chattanooga.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Millard; two sons, Wylie Tallent and Randy Millard; and two brothers, Archie and Lebron Millard.

Survivors include his daughter, Judy (Larry) Teague, of Dumfries, Va.; son, Ardell (Charlotte) Millard, of Georgetown, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Lisa Tallent, of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to wwww.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel.

A private burial will be at Lakewood East Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Jack Mitchell

Jack A. Mitchell, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Loudon, Tenn. He was a member and usher at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a graduate of Loudon High School. He was a retired electrician from Service Electric and a member of IBEW 175. He was also a member of the Alhambra Shrine and American Legion Post 95.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nadine Mitchell; children, Ann (Mike) Craft, Jackie Mitchell, and Ron Mitchell; and grandchildren, Josh (Stephanie) Craft and Lesley Ann Craft.

Memorial donations may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 North Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will be at 1 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road.

Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.MeM.com.

Kenneth Pope

Kenneth Grady Pope, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral: today at noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Ellis Sanders Jr.

Ellis Sanders Jr., 84, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

He was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist church until his health failed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sharon Sanders; sons, Bruce Fletcher and Wayne Sanders; sister, Lillie Mae Walton; brothers, Henry and Sammie Sanders.

He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Carmen (Ronnie) McCullough, Margaret Moore, Mamie, Shirley Sanders Triana, Ala., and Minister Sue Harris, Athens, Ala.; sons, Christopher Sanders, Charles (Beverly) Sanders, and Michael Sanders; step-son, Bobby Posey of Acworth, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Mary Sanders Roanoke, Ala.; brothers, Eddie Lee, Charlie and James Sanders, Madison, Ala., Allen (Beatrice) Sanders, and Willie (Betty) Sanders, Huntsville, Ala.; 20 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be today, Oct. 19, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Jones officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Edna Walker

Edna Lee Walker, 75, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away at a local health care facility on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

Edna retired from TVA with over 15 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tarvil and Annie Qualls; husband, Carl “Chop” Walker; daughter, Deborah Walker, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Susan Walker, of Chattanooga; three sisters, Irene Keck, Melba Mitchell and Diane Brundidge, of Chattanooga; one brother, Leon Dodd, of Ringgold, Ga.

Special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace. Visit www.lane-coulterchapel.com to send condolences.

Harold Ward

Harold Floyd Ward, 60, of Harrison, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.

Funeral services will be announced by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 1914 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Willie Williams

Willie B. Williams, 88, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Chattanooga.

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

TENNESSEE

Carl Blevins

JASPER — Carl Hembree Blevins, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, Oct, 17, 2009, at Parkridge Hospital in Chattanooga.

The son of the late John and Maggie Ruth Durham Blevins, he was born in New Hope, Tenn. on May 1, 1941.

Carl was employed by Jenkins and Darwin Department Stores in his early years. He was a shipping foreman and safety foreman at Tennessee Alloys Plant in Kimball, Tenn. and Bridgeport, Ala. for 27 years. Carl was elected as Assessor of Property in Marion County in 1996 and served until his retirement in 2004.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Rust Blevins; and brother-in-law, Tom Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Blevins. of Jasper; sons, Carl Lynn Blevins, of Paris, Tenn., Chris (Kim) Blevins, of Jasper, John Blevins, of Whiteside, Tenn., Scott Abercrombie, of Jasper; daughters, Janet (Wayne) Myers, of Whitwell, Tenn.; granddaughters, Nicole and Sarah Blevins, of Whiteside, Tenn.; grandsons, Marty (Kali) Ramsey Jr., Max Ramsey and Nate Myers, all of Whitwell, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Emma Ramsey, of Whitwell, Tenn.; brothers, Kenneth (Pat) Blevins, of Tiftonia, Tenn., Austin (Judy) Blevins, of Jasper, Bobby (Sheila) Blevins, of Kimball, Tenn.; sisters, Mildred (Lexie) Tyler, of Chattanooga, and Mary Smith, of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Gladys Kilgore Gilliam, of Jasper; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rose and Ray Teachout, of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Tracy Ferguson officiating.

Interment will follow in Cumberland View Cemetery.

The family will gather with friends for visitation today from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper. 423-942-9500.

Lean Roberts

KNOXVILLE — Leon W. Roberts, 92, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

He was a member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden.

L.W., who had a lifelong interest and involvement in cattle farming and real estate, was retired from The National Life and Accident Insurance Company with over 40 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elva Sizemore Roberts.

He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Lendall Roberts, Mike and B.J. Roberts; daughters and son-in-law, Lavene Guthrie and Jeanine and Robert H. Doyle Jr.; grandchildren, Natalie and James Riley, Preston and Kerry Roberts, Jonathan and Andee Guthrie, Justin and Ashley Guthrie, Lauren Doyle, Parker Doyle, Bradley and Jenny Roberts, and Wesley and Kelly Roberts; great-grandchildren, Allie, Chase and Greer Roberts, Mary Margaret Guthrie, Davis Guthrie and Connor Riley; brother, J.P. Roberts; sisters, Velma McDavid and Faye Trent, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will meet by 12:45 p.m. today at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Henry and Bobbie Chiles Mission Endowment Fund, c/o Central Baptist, Church, Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosermortuary.com.

GEORGIA

Mickey Hope

ROSSVILLE — Mickey Norman Hope, 80, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at his home.

He was born in Chattanooga to the late Jesse and Velma Hope; and was preceded in death by a son; and wife, Dora Jean Hope.

Mickey retired from Mueller after 30 years of service.

Survivors include daughter, Brenda Hope, of Fort Oglethorpe; and special friend, Randall Greeson, of Rossville.

Special thanks to all of his caregivers and Hutcheson Hospice.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

Wilma Jay

LaFAYETTE — Wilma B. Jay, 71, passed away in her home among many friends and family on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Beady Brown and Leona Stephens Brown; husband,Arthur Giuce; son, Randall Guice; brothers, Joe andCalvin Brown; and two sisters, Margaret Crisp and Imogene McDowell.

Survivors include one daughter, Tommie Guice, of LaFayette; sister, Marie Loya, of Calif.; two grandchildren, Melissa Sue Millsaps and Jessica Nicole Guice; three great-grandchildren, Savannah Morgan Wheeler, Azlyn May Millsaps and Jaidyn Nicole Rosson, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. today at LaFayette Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be private.

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

Dorothy Preston

RINGGOLD — Dorothy Drew Holland Preston, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the home of her granddaughter.

She was a native of Dekalb County, Ala., and was the daughter of the late Will and Maude West Holland.

Mrs. Preston was retired from the Wiser Lock Co. after several years of service and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Preston.

Survivors are children, Noah Holcomb, Warner Robins, Ga., Jack Holcomb, LaFayette, Ga., Kenneth James Scales, of Texas, Robert Halcomb, LaFayette, Ga., Wanda Webb, Obine, Tenn., and Joanne Duffy, Atlanta, Ga.; special niece and family Carlydia and Jim Berry, of Georgetown, Tenn., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Anderson Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mike Sims officiating.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

ALABAMA

James Rogers

PISGAH — James W. Rogers, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation today 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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