published Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Obituaries for May 23, 2010

HAMILTON COUNTY

Luella Bartel

Luella Hoffman Bartel, 91, of Ooltewah, died Friday, May 21, 2010.

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

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

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is today 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. today 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.

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. today 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 Middle Valley, passed away Thursday May 20, 2010.

Lifelong resident of the Tennessee Valley, she was a devoted daughter, mother, grand mommy, sister, aunt and friend.

She worked for Dr. J. Selzer at Hixson Pike Medical office, member of Central Baptist Church in Hixson and member of the Allemande Hall Cloggers. She loved dancing and enjoying life. Loving, outgoing and loyal to all she knew. She was loved by her family, friends and patients.

Marlene is survived by her daughter, Meredith (Jason) Franks; son, Michael Dennis; two grandchildren, Lillie and Lydia; mother, Willie Meriam Johnson; brother, Steve (Barbara) Johnson; sister, Pam (Stephen) Cormier; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; dog, Scooby.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Brooks officiating.

Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. today and from 1 until 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

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

Dimis Dowse

Dr. Dimis "Dee" Dowse, 78, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

She was an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1965-1981 and a professor in the philosophy and religion department from 1982-1996. She retired from UTC in 1996.

She received her BA from Geneva College, Mass., from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. in philosophy from Emory.

She is survived by her cat, Auti; friends, Debarah Harbuck, Nancy Pollard; and caregivers, Sharon Holland and Geraldine Long.

Special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga for their compassion and care of Dee.

There will be no service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the animal charity of your choice.

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

Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road.

Mary Elder

Mary Elder, 87, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, at her residence.

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

Randy Filyaw

Randy Filyaw, 36, of Red Bank, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Funeral services were held Thursday.

Arrangements were by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Alma Ford

Alma "Kitty" Ford, 83, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 21, 2010, from a local hospital.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Albert and Lena Price; husband, Henry Thomas Ford; seven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her two sons, Lucky (Donna) Ford, of Gunnison, Colo.; Bryan (Mindy) Ford, of Georgetown; daughter, Patricia (John) Seaman, of Ooltewah; two brothers, Alva Price, of Spartanburg, S.C., and William Price, of Tallahassee, Fla.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bragg officiating.

Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday and on Tuesday up to the hour of service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home Inc., Highway 58 Chapel, 622-3171.

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 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & 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 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.

Aaron Gray Sr.

Aaron Mack "Pete" Gray Sr. went to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 16, 2010. He passed away in his home in Ooltewah.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Sadie Gray; brother, Herbert; sister, Barbara Fugatt; and grandson, Gibson Lee Moore.

He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 53 years, Nancy Cook Gray; wonderful children, Mack Gray and Krisi and Dennis Moore; and amazing grandchildren, Corey, Hunter, Lexie and Selah; brother, Danny and Juanita Gray; and sister Sheryl and Eugene Myhan; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, at The Crossing Church at 7501 Standifer Gap Road in Chattanooga.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Dean Gross

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

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. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

William Hill

William Hill, 78, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010, in Chattanooga.

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

Ruth Kile

Ruth McDonald 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 Alzheimer's 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, Tenn., 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, the 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. today 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 1-3 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Charlene Koory

Charlene Marie Koory, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2010.

Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Joyce Moten

Joyce Elizabeth Moten, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010, in a local hospital.

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

Ilianna Parra

Ilianna Alia Parra, infant daughter of Adalberto and Yecenia Parra, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in a Nashville Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ania Alexa Parra.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Adrian Parra and Alexander Parra; paternal grandparents, Jilberto and Maria Parra; maternal grandparents, Luis and Ana Maria Salcedo; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga Memorial Park with Father Jim Vick officiating.

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

The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Mildred Roberson

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

She was a member of the 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 (Patsy) Roberson, Everest Roberson, Leroy (Irene) Roberson, Randall (Kathy) Roberson; daughter, Janice Perky; brother, Marshal Layne; along with 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today, May 23, 2010, 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 after 10 a.m. today 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.

Russell Schaeffer

Russell H. Schaeffer, 84 of Ooltewah, died on Friday, May 21, 2010.

He was the son of the late Thomas L. and Elizabeth Hill Schaeffer.

Russell was a Seventh-day Adventist teacher for 42 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member and deacon at Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church and former president of the 55 Plus Club.

Russell was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved music.

Russell was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Schaeffer.

Survivors include his wife of 181⁄2 years, Patricia Maize Schaeffer; sons, Richard Schaeffer, Roy (Cheryl) Schaeffer, Gerald Maize and Lonnie Maize; daughter, Pamela Harris; six grandchildren, Jillian Schaeffer, Brett Schaeffer, Jesse Maize, Malissa Harris, Jeb Maize and MacKenzie Maize; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, with Dr. George Akers and Pastor Dwight Herod officiating.

Interment will follow in Collegedale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the A.W. Spalding Middle School, P.O. Box 3002, Collegedale, TN 37315.

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

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Laura Smith

Minister Laura A. Smith, 80, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Laura Smith; sister, Louis Sparks; cousins, Earlean Hughes and Sadie Wiley.

Survivors include first cousins, Howard Hughes, Ohio, Buel Walker, Maggie Hughes, Minnie (Thomas) McAfee, Annie Thomas, Atlanta, Shirley Pitner, Elsie, Bertha, Linda, Niota, Arlean, Carl and Debra; a host of second and third cousins; aunt, Alberta Hughes.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2010, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home with Pastor Gerald O'Guinn officiating.

Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.

The body will in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 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.

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

Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery in McDonald, Tenn.

Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today 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

Minnie Britton

SUCK CREEK -- Minnie Vee Britton, 69, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010.

Visitation 1-8 p.m. CDT today and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. CDT Monday, May 24, 2010.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Edward Brown

OAK RIDGE -- Edward Lee Brown, 47, formerly of Pikeville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Edward, Eddie, or "Rooster" as he was known to some, had been undergoing treatments for the last three years at the Fresenins Medical Care Oak Ridge Dialysis Clinic. He had just recently been invited to Washington, D.C., back in March of this year to represent kidney transplant patients. He was also named a patient advocate and ambassador for Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi with the National Kidney Foundation.

He was musically talented as well. Edward loved to compose gospel songs and to play the keyboard. He was a member and played the keyboard at the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Edward was born July 30, 1962, in Pikeville, to Clara and the late Alton Brown.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Franklin Brock; and his sister, Betty Brock.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Clara Brown; sisters, Marsha (Ali) Clark, of Oak Ridge, and Dorothy (J.C.) Nix; brothers, Lonnie (Norma) Brock and James Brock, all three of Pikeville; his life partner of 17 years, Douglas LaChasse, Oak Ridge; and a host of nieces and nephews; special aunts, Pauline Hood and Elizabeth Wood.

A homegoing celebration will be held at 1 p.m. CDT today May 23, 2010, in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home with the Rev. Beulah Stoudmire and Elder Irene McCowan.

Burial will be in the Hensen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. CDT until service time today.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorial contributions please be made to the: National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Boulevard Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1523.

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

Pikeville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tara Geving

TULLAHOMA -- Tara Marie Geving, 27, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. CDT until the time of memorial services beginning at 6 p.m. CDT Monday in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Tullahoma Funeral Home, 931-455-4567.

Leona Hamilton

CLEVELAND -- Leona "Mutt" Hamilton, 83, died Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Survivors: husband, Adrian Hamilton; sons, Wayne Hamilton, Randall Hamilton and Robert Hamilton.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today, May 23, 2010, at the funeral home.

Wanda Lawson

CLEVELAND -- Wanda Kay Lawson, 70, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in a Chattanooga hospital.

She worked as an administrative assistant at Merchants Bank, Bender Realty and owned and operated WK's Laundry and Wanda's Fashions.

She enjoyed cooking and flowers and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member of Westwood Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Crutchfield Sr.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Eugene Lawson Sr., of Cleveland; mother, Ruby Logan, of Chattanooga; children, Harold Eugene Lawson Jr. and wife, Carolina, of Boston, Mass., and Debbie Patten and husband, Lou, of Cleveland; grandchildren, Nathalie Ghrist, of Cleveland and Jordan Lawson and Justin Lawson, of Boston; brother, Raymond Crutchfield Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Lakeview, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. today, May 23, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Cleveland with the Rev. Jim Gibson, the Rev. Jim Caywood and the Rev. Tom Moncrief officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Joyce Evans Sunday School Class members and the Beecher Hunter Sunday School Class members.

Her family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the church prior to the service.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Generations Fund, 99 Central Ave., Cleveland, TN 37311.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Lawson family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara McDowell

DUNLAP -- Barbara "Granny Bobby" McDowell, 68, died Friday evening, May 21, 2010, in the Memorial Hospital.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Otto McDowell; mother, Juanita Pearson; two sisters; a brother.

She is survived by five daughters, Teresa Walden, Ten Mile, Tenn., Geradine Carmack, Ten Mile, Cindy Garner, Whitwell, Tenn., Kay Layne, Dunlap and Phylis Johnston, Hixson; son Jessie Harvey, Dunlap; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Harvey, Dunlap, Patricia Sinks, Dunlap; brother, Daniel Pearson, Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. CDT today in Chapel Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Lanny Tate officiating.

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

Arrangements by Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap. Family will receive friends 2-3:30 p.m. CDT today.

Juanita Roddy

DAYTON -- Juanita Roddy, 86, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Services: 3 p.m. today at the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Russell officiating.

Visitation 2-3 p.m. today.

Interment in Buttram Cemetery.

Services by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton.

Lois Ross

BENTON -- Lois Ruth Morgan Ross died Friday, May 21, 2010.

Survivors include her children: Robert Ross, Ronald Ross, and Russell Ross.

Services are 8 p.m. Monday at Higgins Funeral Home and visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.

Paul Taylor

RICEVILLE -- Paul J. Taylor, 76, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at his residence.

The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.

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

Betty Vogt

NASHVILLE -- Betty Scott Vogt, 85, died Thursday, May 20, 2010.

A graveside service is planned for 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, May 25, at Pikeville Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville, Tenn.

GEORGIA

Gaines Bowers

SUMMERVILLE -- Gaines Edward "Tarp" Bowers, 82, died Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Survivors: wife, Eva Bowers; sons, Larry Bowers, Michael Bowers; brother, Frank Bowers; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at Mason Funeral Home.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today.

Geneva Crawford

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

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

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

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

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

Kathy Funderburk

FORT OGLETHORPE -- Kathy Benita Curl Funderburk, 54, left her earthly residence on Friday, May 21, 2010, to take up residence in Beulah Land.

She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was a member of South Rossville Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who will be sadly missed by all that knew her.

Survivors include her husband, Randy Funderburk; parents, DeLacy and Barbara Curl, all of Rossville; son and daughter-in-law, Ronny and Melissa Funderburk, of Rossville; daughter, Kristy Davis, of East Ridge; brother and sister-in-law, DeLacy and Teresa Curl II; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherri and Lewis Barbee, of Rossville, and DeLisa and Ronnie Dickerson, of Chickamauga, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Cody, Kaly, Mark, Kourtney, Lexy, Emma and Ethan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Daniels officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

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

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

Charles Hart

CALHOUN -- Charles Edward Hart, 47, of American Falls, Idaho, and formerly of Calhoun, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Funeral at noon Monday in chapel of Willis Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton, Ga.

Leonard Jones

RINGGOLD -- Leonard Nunnally Jones, 80, passed away Friday May 21, 2010.

A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 26 years, he was a former employee of Roper Corp., where he worked for over 40 years; a veteran of the U.S. Army; and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ringgold, where he was an member of the Pioneer Sunday School Class and a volunteer at Christ Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Gerald and Lillie Mae Bell Jones.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sue Sanders Jones, of Ringgold; two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Susan Jones, of Pasadena, Calif., and Brian Jones, of Atlanta; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Kerry Bunn officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until funeral time at the funeral home on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Chapel, in care of First Baptist Church, of Ringgold.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

Clara Tennyson

ROSSVILLE -- Clara Tennyson, 97, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Ruth Wallace

LaFAYETTE -- Ruth Anderson Turner Wallace, 89, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, at a local nursing home.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was a long time member of the LaFayette Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Dewell "C.D." Turner, second husband, Paul Wallace; parents, Walter and Mary Spears Anderson; two sisters and eight brothers.

She is survived by her son, Hershel (Karen) Turner, of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Judy (Bob) Ferrell, of Resaca, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Tammy (David) Daugherty, Teresa (Steve) Adkins, James Turner, Sabrina Ferrell, Natalie Hunt, Chuck, George, Tom and Linda Smith; 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Eddie Boggess officiating.

Interment will follow at LaFayette City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today and until funeral time Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, LaFayette Chapel, LaFayette.

An on-line register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneral home.com.

OTHER AREAS

Russell Adams

SNYDER, Okla. -- Russell S. Adams, 88, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010.

He was born May 13, 1921, in Crab Orchard, Tenn., and raised in the Crossville, Tenn., area. Mr. Adams was to become a veteran of WWII, serving in the ETO. After the war he married his wife of more than 50 years, Florrine Almond, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Dixie Marie Thurman; and two sons, Thomas (Ruth) Adams, John Daniel (Renee) Adams; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Elise Hamilton

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Elise Hamilton, 46, died on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Anniston, Ala., she was a resident of Palm Beach for over 30 years and a member of Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Elise graduated from the Altamonte School; Mountain Brook High School, Birmingham, Ala., class of 1981; and Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David F.S. Johnson, from Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Hamilton, of Anniston, Ala.

Elise is survived by her mother, Anita Hamilton (Sam) Michaels, of Palm Beach; father, William B. (Anne) Hamilton, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother, Frank Hamilton and his children, Evans and Kate, all of West Palm Beach; a stepbrother, Dr. Andrew (Becky) Michaels of Portland, Ore.; and a stepsister, Melissa Michaels of Boulder, Colo. Additional survivors include her aunt, Mrs. DeWitt Shy, of Memphis; an uncle, Tom A. Hamilton (Scotty), of Sarasota, Fla.; and five cousins, Sellers Shy (Stephanie) of Memphis, Genevieve Chapman (Clarence), of Oxford, Miss., Charles A. Hamilton (Wini), of Seattle, Wash., Richard Hamilton, of Sarasota, Fla., and Elisabeth H. (Tom) Meyer, Sarasota.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Palm Beach, Fla., with the Rev. Cecily J. Titcomb, B.S., officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Elise to either: the Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach, P.O. Box 269, Palm Beach, FL 33480; or the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, P.O. Box 1057, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Arrangements by Quattlebaum Funeral Home 561-832-5171.

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