published Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Obituaries for May 20, 2010

HAMILTON COUNTY

Mary Blake

Mary Beatrice Cross Blake, 90, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Visitation will be held 9 a.m. until hour of the funeral service at l0:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Corinthian Baptist Church, 772 Whittier St., Cincinnati, Ohio. www.HerbWalker.com.

Betty Dagley

Betty Jo Dagley, 72, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 17, 2010, at her home.

Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today and a memorial service at 7 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace with Pastor Shawn Meade officiating.

Barry Eaton

Barry Lynn Eaton passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

H e is survived by his daughters, Ashley Eaton and Carrie Eaton; mother, Willie Eaton; brother, Bruce Eaton; three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at Tyner Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 1914 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131 (Corner of McCallie Avenue & Beech Street).

Harvey Etherton

Harvey H. Etherton, 78 of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary.

Interment will follow in Spring City Cemetery.

Online register available at www.evansmortuary.net 865-354-2600

Visitation Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Evans Mortuary.

Larry Finney

Larry Allen Finney, 64, of Georgetown, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his residence.

He was a retired Captain from the Chattanooga Police Dept., and was a member of New Shepherd Hill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles Finney and Norma Savannah Finney.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Finney; son, Michael Finney; daughter, Mary Finney; Jerry Finney; sisters, Gail Finney and Deborah Finney; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 1914 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131 (Corner of McCallie Avenue and Beech Street).

Elizabeth Fitch

Elizabeth S. Fitch, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the North Chapel.

Services for Elizabeth will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the North Chapel with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Spring City Cemetery.

The complete obituary with survivors will appear in Friday's edition.

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

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

Doris George

Doris Reed George, 79, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Francis Little Reed. Doris was a YMCA Camp Ocoee worker for several years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles George Jr.

Survivors include her sons, Charles Homer (Denise) George III and Michael Lee (Onecia) George; five grandchildren, Leanne Feagins, Coby George, Bennett George, David George and Nathan George.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, in Forest Hills Cemetery with Pastor Robert Smith officiating.

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

The family wishes to give a special thanks to the Lantern staff at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Collegedale.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today, May 20, at Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Don Haley Sr.

Don Haley Sr., 66, of Chattanooga, joined the Lord on Friday, May 14, 2010.

Don was strong in his faith in the Lord and stands by Him now. He was scouted in high school for his pitching arm by the majors until a break mishap ended his ballplaying career. Don was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was in the restaurant business for many years serving as manager of The Longhorn's across the Chattanooga area and the Town & Country Restaurant in Dalton, Ga. He was former president of the Chattanooga Restaurant Association. He was a gracious host and loved interacting with his customers and friends throughout the years.

He will be greatly missed and dearly remembered by his family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Deliverance Outreach Ministries. He loved you all tremendously.

Don was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Hassie Maw Haley; great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Luther and Flora Mae Sprouse; father, Charles Haley; sister, Jean Bates; mother, Bonnie Haley; and wife, Delilah.

Survivors include his brother, Jerry Haley and his wife, Peggy and their children and grandchildren, brother, Steve Haley and his wife, Linda and their children and grandchildren, his aunt, Ruby White, and grandchildren, son, Larry Don Haley Jr., grandson, Dylan; daughter, Crista Michelle Shelton, grandson, Grayson, and granddaughter, Lela, daughter, Amy Cherene Haley, and her sons, Tanner and Jessie, and by son, Shannon, grandson, Blane; and other relatives and many friends.

To share condolences, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Adam Howard officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

George Huff

George Huff's last flight was taken on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, just ten days short of his 91st birthday.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot, flying with both the 301st and 454th bomber groups in the European theater of operations. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters for his valor after 50 heroic missions over Europe.

He was a Chattanooga native and graduate of Central High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in accounting. He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, then Southern Railway, after many years of service.

He was a long time resident of Signal Mountain. His church affiliation was with Signal Mountain Baptist Church, having been a member for 42 years. The last three years of his life were spent as a resident of Summit View Assisted Living. His family wishes to thank the staff and administration of Summit View for helping him to have some quality of life during his long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Morgan and Ethel Haun Huff; and a brother, J. Roddy Huff.

Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Ernestine Huff; daughter, Charlotte Huff-Fogel (Arthur); son, Clint Huff; sister, Trophine Davis, of Brookhaven, Miss.; brother, Robert Huff (Herta), of Redondo Beach, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Anne Huff, of Signal Mountain and Barbara Meacham, of Farmington, N.M.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Signal Mountain Baptist Church Chapel. The Reverends Sally Ensley and Steven Wright will officiate.

The family will receive friends before and after the service at the chapel.

Burial will be held in Maplewood Cemetery in Smyrna, Tenn. on Sunday, May 23, with military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrances be made to the Signal Mountain Baptist Church building fund or to the Alzheimer's Association of Chattanooga.

Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

John Kovacevich Jr.

Major John D. Kovacevich Jr., USMC (Ret), 60, of Crofton, Md., passed away Monday, May 17, 2010.

He was the son of Margaret Kovacevich and husband of Sharon Pfeiffer; father of Sam and Marci.

Burial in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 8. Condolences may be directed to www.beallfuneral.com.

Philip Lang III

William Philip Lang III, 71, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at his home after a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Philip and Sarah Nevin Lang. Philip was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. A graduate of the Baylor School, he attended the University of Tennessee and the University of Chattanooga.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Martha Nichols Lang; his son, William Philip Lang, IV, and his wife, Stacey; his daughter, Elizabeth Lang Jones and her husband, Walker; and three grandchildren, Nevin Jones, Walker Jones and Bobby Jones who affectionately called him "Hi Daddy." He is also survived by his sister, Amelia Lang Hodges and her husband, Sandy.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in National Cemetery with the Rev. William Keith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 165 Hamm Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Paul Lappin

Paul E. Lappin, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 17, 2010.

Paul was born in Sewanee, Tenn., and served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from DeSoto Chemicals and attended Northside Baptist Church.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Hobert and Ethel Lappin; and a brother, Joseph Lappin.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Long Lappin; two daughters, Paulette Tessmann, of Murfreesboro and Teresa Lappin, of Chattanooga; four grandchildren, P.J. (Kelly Ann) Tessmann, Tara (Kelly) Jones, Jo (Rick) Young and Casey (Chris) Pianta; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at the North Chapel.

Services for Paul will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the North Chapel with the Rev. Mitchell Reaves officiating.

Burial will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

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

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

Margaret Rodery

Margaret Ragan Rodery, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in a local hospital.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and the former manager of the Golden Gallon at Soddy Lake.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Pearl Sparks; husbands, Carl Cash Ragan Jr. and Curtis William Rodery; daughter, Martha Jane "Sissy" Hendon Witt; grandson, Carl Cash "Cary" Ragan IV; and brothers, Don and David Sparks.

She is survived by her sons, Carl Cash Ragan III (Karen), of Knoxville, Charles William "Bill" Rodery (Paula), of Hixson, David Curtis Rodery (Debra), of Soddy-Daisy; stepchildren, Brenda Rodery and Kathy Headrick; grandchildren, Carl Clarence Hendon, Franklin Allen Hendon, Franci Denise Raines (Ricky), Jonathan Curtis Rodery; sister, Dorothy Satterfield along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Minister Jerry Clements officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Visitation is today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 519 E. Fourth St., Chattanooga, TN 37403, or Soddy-Daisy Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 695, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37384.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamson andsons.com.

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Irene Vallieres

Irene E. Vallieres, 94, of Apison, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at a local health care facility.

Mrs. Vallieres was born in Toronto Ontario, Canada and was formerly from Berrien Springs, Mich. She worked at the Berrien Bindery, as did her late husband, Calvin Vallieres. She was a member of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church and was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Vallieres.

Surviving relatives, son, Ron (Marilyn) Vallieres, Apison, Tenn.; daughters, Donna (Larry) Williams, Ocoee, Tenn., Charlene (Tom) Harmon, Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2010, at McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church with Elder Gettys, and Pastor Paul Carlson, officiating.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Marian Watkins

Marian Dawn Watkins, 49, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willard "Bill" Watkins Sr.; and her mother, Alice Watkins.

Survivors include two daughters, Bethany Watkins Moore and Gina McCommon; three grandsons, Buford and Matthew Reyna and Bradley McCommon; two granddaughters, Jordan and Emily McCommon; seven sisters; two brothers; several nieces and nephews and her faithful friend and dog, Einstein.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.

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

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Mary Wooten

Mary Gray Wooten, 60, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 17, 2010.

She was born in Roseboro, N.C., daughter of the late O.C. and Beatrice Jackson and had lived in Hixson for the past 25 years.

Mary was a member of North River Christian Church and was an avid gardener.

Her passion was her three grandchildren, whom she dearly loved, as well as her poodle, Quincy.

Survivors are her husband, Thomas Wooten; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lisa Wooten and Jonathan and Christy Wooten; three grandchildren, Carter, Abigail, and Rebekah, all of Hixson; a brother, Bobby Jackson of North Carolina; a sister, Peggy Fischer of Colorado.

Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Welch officiating.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Share your thoughts and memories on line at www.mem.com.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37363.

TENNESSEE

Catherine Baker

DECATUR -- Catherine M. Baker, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday at Good Hope Baptist Church.

Interment in Good Hope Cemetery.

www.bowersfh.com.

Visitation today from 5-8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home, Decatur, 423-334-3661

Sherry Holder

DUNLAP -- Sherry Jones Holder, 53, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Service Friday 1 p.m. CDT with Rev. Wayne Sullivan officiating.

Burial in Mansfield Cemetery.

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

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

Visitation today 5-9 p.m. CDT.

Fay Levan

ALTAMONT -- Fay LeVan, 62, of the Skymont Community, died Tuesday May 18, 2010 at her home.

She was employed at Yorozu in Morrison. She was born on April 2, 1948 to Clarence and Lydia Fults Northcutt who preceded her in death along with her husband, Woody LeVan; brothers, Joe, Dave, Steekley, Milburn, Malvin, Loyd Edward, Clayburn, Claudie and Willard Northcutt.

She is survived by her sisters, Helen Lynn and Edith "Blondell" (Andy) Lockhart; her beloved cat, Gus; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with Dale Layne officiating with burial to follow in Airview Cemetery.

Online Condolences at laynefuneralhome.com.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. CDT today at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont.

Vera Raines

WHITWELL -- Vera E. Raines passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Vera was a member of Whitwell Church of Christ.

Mrs. Raines was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Raines; parents, Lester and Hallie Condra; five brothers; five sisters.

Left to cherish her memories her son, Jerry (Jean) Raines, of Whitwell; two granddaughters, Jeria and Jaya; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Family will receive friends 10 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT today.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Roger Lane officiating.

Interment to follow at Condra Cemetery.

Arrangements by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home 423-658-7777.

Gerald Scott

WINCHESTER -- Gerald Grey Scott, 95, formerly of Coalmont, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in a Winchester health care facility.

Mr. Scott was a retired farmer and a member of Coalmont Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, who taught school in Grundy County for 39 years, Aileen Burrows Scott; a son, Ron (Carolyn) Scott, Estill Springs, Tenn.; daughter, Gayle Warren, Peachtree City, Ga.; grandchildren, Cole Scott. Champaign, Ill., Tracy Warren, Knoxville, Tamara Warren, Portland, Ore., Eric (Stacey) Byers, Estill Springs; great-grandchildren, Skylar Robinson, Knoxville, Jai'lei Warren, Portland, Ore., Ashley, Haley and Dylan Byers, Estill Springs.

Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ray Winton officiating.

Burial will be in Coalmont Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. CDT today at Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City.

Ray Swafford

DECATUR -- Ray Gene Swafford, 81, died Monday. May 17, 2010, at Parkwest Medical Center.

Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel.

Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

Regina Wagner

GRUETLI-LAAGER -- Regina Wagner, 61, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

She was a member of Coalmont Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Jones; son, Jamey Eric Wagner; brother, Tyler Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Wagner; mother, Ruby Lee Jones, Rainsville, Ala.; daughter, Jill (Anthony) Burnett, Cunningham, Ky.; brothers, Reginald D. Jones, Sulfer Springs, Ala., and Bernard Jones, Florida; grandchildren, Jeremy and Heather Burnett.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at Coalmont Holiness Church.

Burial to follow in Rainsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Rainsville, Ala.

Online condolences at laynefuneralhome.com.

Visitation after 4-9 p.m. CDT Friday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn.

Hazel Walker

HUNTLAND -- Hazel Walker, 73, died on Monday, May 17, 2010.

A Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. CDT today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brother Rick Wade officiating.

Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Belvidere, Tenn.

Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester, Tenn.

Thomas White

JASPER -- Thomas Woodrow White, 66, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his home.

He retired from Migwire after many years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Louise Burnette White; parents, Harrison and Virgie White; brother, Raymond White; mother and father-in-law, Vernon and Sally Burnette.

Survivors include his daughters, Peggy (Michael) Willbanks and Penny (Robert) Hester; brother, Lester White; sister, Sue Browning; grandchildren, Amber Wilkey, Brittany Wilkey, Ashley and Dustin Wright; Kathalene Simpson, Chase, Shannon, Kira and Lane Willbanks and Brandy Hester and great grandsons, Donald Simpson and Ethan Wright.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. EDT Saturday in the Legacy Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Slatton officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Smith Cemetery.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy. Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24-hour obituary line 843-5055.

GEORGIA

Larry Anderson

RINGGOLD -- Larry E. Anderson, 66, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. EDT Friday in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home.

Interment in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation today 3-9 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.

George Conkle Sr.

TRENTON -- George D. "lke" Conkle Sr., 57, died Monday, May 17, 2010.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. EDT Friday in Conkle Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 2:30-9 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.

Benjamin McClellan

TRION -- Benjamin Marlowe McClellan, 47, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 21, 2010, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.

This is a cremation.

Michael McCormick

LaFAYETTE -- Michael Craig McCormick, 45, died Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Survivors include sons, Duston and Steven McCormick; sisters, Yvette Ragan, of Chattanooga and Becki McCormick, of Rossville; brothers, Chris and Josh, of Chattanooga, David, of LaFayette; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service 2 p.m. today at LaFayette Cemetery with the Rev. David McCormick officiating.

Visitation from noon-2 p.m. today at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

ALABAMA

David Severs

STEVENSON -- David "Dave" Dewayne Severs, 40, died Monday, May 17, 2010.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. CDT Friday at the funeral home.

Interment in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Bridgeport, Ala.

Visitation 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT today at Rudder Funeral Home.

Roy Snell

GERALDINE -- Roy Loyd Snell, 54, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Wednesday From Shining Light Church in Albertville, Ala. with Sister Juanita Williams officiating.

Burial followed at Wynnvillle Cemetery.

Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

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