published Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Obituaries for May 22, 2010

HAMILTON COUNTY

Clyde Blaylock

Clyde Raymond Blaylock, 75, of Hixson, passed away at his refuge, Blaylock Music, on Friday, May 21, 2010.

Clyde was a very gifted musician, he was a well known and award winning bluegrass musician and teacher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Well loved, thousands of students were privileged to learn to play guitar, banjo and mandolin from him. He held his head high and stayed positive through the hard knocks and good times.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Lottie Blaylock; and brothers, Ralph and Johnny Blaylock.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Blaylock; daughters, Sherry Palmer (Robert), Donna Royse (Sammy), Tammy Hickman (Ervin); sons, Bishop Grant Blaylock (Gretchen), Brian Blaylock; sister, Janie May (Buddy); brother, Paul Blaylock; grandchildren, Michael Frizzell (Angie), Wendy Frizzell, Allen Blaylock (Melissa), Krystle and Lilyana Blaylock, Jessica Clements (Roy), LaShonda Royse and Alicia Hickman; six great-grandchildren; and nephews Edward Blaylock (Nancy) and Jason Blaylock.

Services will be held on Monday, May 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Dowden officiating.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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.

Marguerite Brown

Marguerite Jeannine Brown, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School Class of 1953 and enjoyed attending the frequent reunions.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Brown II; and daughter, Kelly Joanne Brown.

Survivors include her daughter, Frankie Walker, of Soddy-Daisy; son, William (Beatrice) Robert Brown III, of Cedar Rapids, Texas; stepson, Tracy L. (Miki) Brown; brother, James (Shirley) May, of Soddy-Daisy; grandchildren, Kerry D. Dunn, Michael J. Brown, Elesa Ramirez and Garrett R. Brown; and great-grandchildren, Payton M. Walker and Hanna N. Dunn.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken Duggan officiating.

Interment will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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.

Dorothy Carey

Dorothy "Dot" Carey, 82, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Vera Clarke

Vera Victoria Clarke, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, at her home.

She and her husband William Herschel Clarke were the owners and operators of Delta Motel and Restaurant and a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil B. and Ida Rigsby; husband, William Herschel Clarke; and daughter-in-law, Lisa A. Clarke.

She is survived by her son, William Larry Clarke, Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Willie B. Rigsby, Dunlap; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Dean officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Marlene Dennis

Marlene Dennis, 54, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, North Chapel.

Julia Ensminger

Julia Loretta Ensminger, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Born March 23, 1921 in Jochin, W.Va., to the late Lindsey and Polly Blevins.

Survivors include her three children, Jim Ensminger of Lexington, Ohio, Chub Ensminger, of Ooltewah, and Judy Ensminger Kemp, of Hixson; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010, at the North Chapel with Pastor Nathan Malone of Burks United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. today, May 22, 2010, 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.

Charles Gillette

Charles Clifford Gillette, 87, of Hixson, died on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Summitt View Retirement Home.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Gillette was the son of the late Charles Clifford Gillette Sr. and Camilla Reed Gillette. He was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Gillette was a longtime employee of the DuPont De Nemours and Co., having worked at its plants in Waynesboro, Va., and Chattanooga. He retired from the company in 1981.

Survivors include his son, Daniel Bruner Gillette, of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Betsy Reed Gillette, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and several nieces.

A Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Martin of Hixson United Methodist Church officiating.

There will be no visitation.

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.

Dean Gross

H. Dean Gross, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

He was a member of City Church. He was ordained as a minister in 1971 and also served as an Industrial Chaplain in private industry.

He was one of the first four K-9 handlers for the City of Chattanooga. He was eventually made Sergeant in charge of training and administration until 1971.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ruth Sylvester Gross; daughter, Valerie Nico; grandson, Logan Nico; granddaughter, Alexandra Nico; sister, Mrs. Dianne (W.C.) Daniels, of Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Colter officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Chantell Keller

Chantell Moon Keller, two-month-old daughter of Daniel J. Keller and Crystal Nickerson passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Chantell is also survived by her sisters, Trinity Calvin and Nikki Nickerson; brothers, Calvin and Daniel R. Keller; grandparents, Charles Keller, Lynn Satterlee and Deborah Cousineau; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 4 at the funeral home.

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

Ruth Kile

Ruth Kile went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 20, 2010 and is now rejoicing in a new glorified body after a long bout with Alzheimers Disease.

She has that sweet smile and laughter once again that had been taken away from her. Ruth was born Nov. 22, 1927 in McMinn County and moved to Chattanooga when she married Billy Kile of Decatur and lived the rest of her life here. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and the Naomi Sunday School Class. Ruth was retired from Brock Candy Co. after 29 years of service and was a member of the East Ridge Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Kile; parents, Rev. C.E. and Stella Wade McDonald; three sisters, Vancil Bankston, Freda Dockery and Wanda McDonald.

Survivors include her daughter, Ann (Leonard) Ezell; two grandsons, Travis Ezell and Tyler Ezell; four brothers, Austin McDonald, Bill McDonald, Charles McDonald and Wade McDonald; one sister, Joyce McDonald; many nieces and nephews.

The last four years of her life were spent at NHC of Fort Oglethorpe and her family would like to thank the staff and administration there for helping her have some quality of life during her last years.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road with the Rev. Robert Humphreys officiating.

Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East with Bruce Vincent, Tim Jennings, Jeff Ezell, Mickey McCormick, Ryan Buckner and Reece Martin serving as pallbearers.

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

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. today and from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Daniel LaLonde Jr.

"D.J." Daniel Ahrens LaLonde Jr., 18, of Harrison, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, in an area hospital.

Daniel was a senior at Center for Creative Arts and was an exchange student in Germany during his sophomore year. He loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed road trips and traveling. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his father, Daniel A. LaLonde Sr.; mother, Julie A. Alcantara; girlfriend, Natashia Howard and many other family members and close friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ARDS Clinical Network, School of Medicine Vanderbilt University, B1308 Medical Center North, 21st Avenue and Garland Street, Nashville, TN 37232.

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.

Annette Mikes

Annette Mikes, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, in a local hospital.

Funeral: today at 10:30 a.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Paul A. McDaniel officiating.

Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Willie Moorer

Willie London Moorer, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 17, 2010, in a local healthcare facility.

Funeral: today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with John Valentine officiating.

Burial: Monday at 11 a.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Homer Pickett

Homer Ray Pickett, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in a hospital in Cartersville, Ga.

Funeral services will be today, May 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Billy Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow at East Soddy Community Cemetery with Larry Cline, Brian Huffstetler, Jody Collum, Jeff Collum, Ronnie Cline and Pete Cline serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Pickett, Christopher Manley, Billy Cline and Don Cline.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.william sonandsons.com.

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

Mildred Roberson

Mildred Layne Roberson, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010, at her residence.

She was a member of Daisy Church of God and the Naomi Ladies Bible Class.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Roberson.

Survivors include her sons, Donald Roberson (Patsy), Everest Roberson, Leroy Roberson (Irene), Randall Roberson (Kathy); daughter, Janice Perky; brother, Marshal Layne along with 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Sam Phillips officiating.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The Naomi Ladies Bible Class will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation is today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Sunday after 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.william sonandsons.com.

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

Roosevelt Terry Jr.

Roosevelt Terry Jr., 49, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at a local hospital.

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

Antoinette Threat

Antoinette Threat, 35, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in Chattanooga.

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

Earl Walker

Earl Stanley Walker, 59, of Ooltewah, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 20, 2010, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was employed by Heatec. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Betty and Joe Walker.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha Walker; son, Jason Walker (Crystal), of East Brainerd; daughters, Jennifer Walker and Jacquelyn Ellis, of Ooltewah; grandchildren, Jared Eldridge, Evan, Ethan and Logan Ellis and Cora and Joshua O'Neal; brother, Jerry Walker (Louise); sisters, Virginia Gallion (Charles) and Vivian Walker, all of Ooltewah.

A celebration of Earl's life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ronnie Kesley officiating.

Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in McDonald.

Visitation is from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.william sonandsons.com.

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

Jean Weddle

Myra Jean Weddle, 100, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Weddle Sr.; and son, Harry L. Weddle Jr.

She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church and enjoyed sports throughout her life.

She is survived by her grandsons, Harry L. Weddle III, of Nashville and Christopher A. Weddle, of Chattanooga; great-grandsons, Joshua Andrew Weddle and Spencer Davis Weddle; and former daughter-in-law, Juanita Weddle Mezo.

A graveside service was held on Friday at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Arrangements were by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

TENNESSEE

Wylene Evans

DUCKTOWN -- Wylene Kimsey Evans, 77, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Evelyn Kimsey, of Ducktown.

Survivors include cousin, Wayne (Susan) Kimsey, of Knoxville.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, at Zion Hill Baptist Cemetery, Turtletown.

Arrangements by Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

Cecil Goolsby

DUNLAP -- Cecil Brock Goolsby, 94, died Friday morning, May 21, 2010.

She was of the Church of God faith.

She is survived by a son, Wendell Brock, Dunlap; brother, Avery Hickey, Dunlap; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be in Rankin Cemetery.

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

Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m-2 p.m. CDT.

John Jones

LOUISVILLE -- John Warren Jones, 64, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, at UT Hospital.

He retired from TVA after 20-plus years of public service. John enjoyed fishing, golfing and cooking. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and spending time at home on the lake.

Preceded in death by parents, Kyle and Minnie Jones.

Survivors include wife of 33 years, Pam Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Brooke and Josh Trusley; grandchildren, Ashley and Aubrey Trusley; brothers, Robert and Wayne Jones; sisters, Naomi Hicks and Nancy Kelly.

Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, with the Rev. Tommy Taylor officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a Hospice Center of your choice.

Family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. today, May 22, 2010, at Smith Trinity Chapel.

Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com.

Irene Raines

THOMPSON'S STATION -- Irene America Raines, 85, died Sunday, May 16, 2010.

Born in Marion County, Tenn., to the late Hoyle and Berniece Long Ross.

Preceded in death by husband, James Mitchell Raines Sr. who passed away March 24, 2010 and son, Randall Raines.

Member of Greenslake Road Church of Christ and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survived by son, James M. (Lisa) Raines Jr. of Thompson's Station; grandson, Jason (Brooke) Raines.

Graveside service will be conducted 10 a.m. EDT Monday, May 24, 2010, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615-794-2289. www.william sonmemorial.com.

Matilda White

WHITWELL -- Matilda White, 99, died Thursday, May 20, 2010.

She was a member of Cartwright First Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Elbert L. White; son-in-law, Joe Burgess.

Survivors include son, Dr. Thomas (Jane) White, Columbia; daughter, Shirley Burgess, Whitwell; grandchildren, Debbie Kirk, Steven Ray White, Elizabeth Ann Rayborn, David Burgess, Joey Burgess; six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. CDT Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Burgess officiating.

Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Highway 28, Whitwell.

Visitation today noon-9 p.m. CDT.

Barbara Wilson

DAYTON -- Barbara Thomas Alley Wilson, 72, formerly of Spring City and Athens, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, May 21, 2010, at The Courtyard at Deer Ridge in Dayton.

A lifetime resident of this Rhea County area, she was the daughter of the late Edward W. and Geraldine Goodman Thomas Jr. Barbara was a graduate of Spring City High School. She was a retired clerk and worked for 30 years for the Tennessee Department of Health in Rhea and McMinn Counties. Barbara was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward W. "Ned" Thomas III.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Terry) Eastwood, of Dayton; sons, Gary (Carol) Alley, of Kingston and Mike (Kim) Alley, of Knoxville; aunt, Nancy King, of Camden, Tenn.; cousins, Tommy King, of Grand Prairie, Texas and Max King, of Camden, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Ben (Jennifer) Alley, Laura (Cagney) Randolph, Brandon (Lindsey) Alley, Amanda (Brian) Kelley, and Nathaniel and Jeremy Eastwood.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Ruehling officiating.

Interment will follow in Spring City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, 620 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga, Tenn.

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

GEORGIA

Geneva Crawford

ROSSVILLE -- Geneva Inetta Nabors Crawford, 89, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, in a local hospital.

She was a native of Smith County, Tenn., was born Feb. 4, 1921, and was a loving mother and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edgar and Amanda Louisa Loudermilk Nabors; and husband, Hubert Newton Crawford.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Ed Rambo, of Ringgold and Donna and Roddy McKaig, of Ringgold; son, Jim Crawford, of Brooksville, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Mike Rambo, Steve (Robin) Rambo, Robbie Rambo, Sierra Crawford, Lisa (Luke) McKay, Christi (Rocky) Bradford, Nikki (Heath) Taylor and Casey McKaig; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lillian Crawford; several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Luke McKay and the Rev. Rocky Bradford officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

James Forester

ROSSVILLE -- James David "Jimmy" Forester, 42, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Joel Jenkins officiating.

Burial will be Monday, May 24, at noon at Greenwood Cemetery.

To share your condolences, visit, www.lane-southcrest chapel.com.

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

Mary Scott

LaFAYETTE -- Mary Magdline Sapp Scott, 90, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010.

She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, was a member of the Elks Lodge and loved Gospel Music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Frank Scott; daughter, Frances Scott; two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include her children, Buddy, Wayne and Barry Scott, all of LaFayette, Ernest Scott, of Chattanooga Valley, Jimmy Scott, of Kingsport; daughter, Elizabeth Scott Wilburn, of LaFayette; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Pastor John Carter officiating.

Burial will follow in Naomi Cemetery.

The family will begin receiving friends after 2 p.m. today, all day Sunday and prior to the service Monday at the funeral home.

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

Jerry Thornton

ROCK SPRING -- Jerry Lamar Thornton, 48, died Thursday, May 20, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Millie Thornton; and sister, Tina Holbrook.

Survived by wife, Debbie Thornton; daughter, Patricia Stoker, of Chickamauga; sons, Harlie Davis, of Ringgold; father, Bo Thornton, of LaFayette; brother, Ricky Thornton, of Trion; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Service conducted by Rev. Steve Bell.

Pallbearers are Sammy Ball, Ricky Ball, Shannon Holbrook, Harlie Davis, Ronnie Stoker and Kevin Woodard.

Interment in McIntyre Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-9 p.m.

The arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, of LaFayette.

Martha Willingham

ROSSVILLE -- Martha Louise Willingham, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, May 21, 2010.

She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist faith. She worked for Tri-County Hospital in Central Supply for over 15 years before retiring from Temper's Clinic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Willingham; parents, Clint and Maggie Dilbeck; and brothers, Raymond and Roger Dilbeck.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Shirley Willingham, of Rossville; sister, Jimmie Bowers, of Chickamauga; two grandsons, Keith and Chris Willingham; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Center Pointe Baptist Cemetery with Brother Matt Hall officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. today, May 22, 2010, and prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

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

ALABAMA

John Collins

CROSSVILLE -- John Henry "Johnny" Collins, 82, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in Albertville Nursing Home.

Funral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 23, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Alverson officiating.

Burial in DeKalb Memory Gardens.

Visitation after 5:30 p.m. CDT today.

Ben Gilbreath

GUNTERSVILLE -- Ben Gilbreath, 85, formerly of Rainsville, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Shepherd's Cove of Marshall County.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. CDT Sunday from W.T. Wilson Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Gilbreath and the Rev. Gordon Gilbreath officiating.

Burial in Miller's Chapel Cemetery.

Paul Miller

FORT PAYNE -- Paul Edward Miller, 85, died Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. CDT from Hidden Manna Church.

Burial in Miller's Chapel Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home directing.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. CDT and Sunday from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CDT.

Louise Odom

RAINSVILLE -- Louise Odom, 87, died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held today, May 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. CDT from funeral home chapel.

Burial in New Straight Creek Cemetery.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Visitation will be today, May 22, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. CDT.

Monica Payne

RAINSVILLE -- Monica Michell Payne, 28, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Her funeral is today, May 22, at 3 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel.

Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.

Visitation at Rainsville Funeral Home today from 9 a.m. CDT until time of service.

Braydn Wingate

WELLINGTON -- Braydn Riley Wingate, 1-month-old, infant son of Paul and Ashlee Wingate, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Funeral: 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 23 at Burt Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Payne.

Burial in Fischer Cemetery.

Visitation: today from 5-9 p.m. CDT at the funeral home chapel.

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