Obituaries for April 28, 2009

Obituaries for April 28, 2009

April 28th, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Maxie Broadnax

Maxie Broadnax, 88, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009, in a local nursing facility.

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

Lee Camp

Lee A. Camp passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, in a local health care facility.

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

Myrtle Crowe

Myrtle Warren Crowe, 88, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Mrs. Crowe was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for 26 years. She was retired from DuPont with 20 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Crowe; son, Michael W. Crowe; sisters, Corrine Goodell, Juanita Warren and Arbutus Warren.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Tom Acklin, East Ridge, Judie C. and Jerry Schmidt, Rossville; brother, Joe W. Warren, Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Richard Mason officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

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

Jonah Early

Jonah Junior 'PAP' Early, 83, of McDonald, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 27, 2009, in a local health care facility.

He was born Nov. 20, 1925 to the late Jonah Marion and Martha Lou Early.

Mr. Early was a member of New Haven Baptist Church.

His wife of 65 years, Betty Ruth Early; daughters, Debbie Early and Barbara Weathers; several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Survivors include his daughter, Geraldine Thomas: sons, Owen (Connie) Early, Ray (Joy) Early, all of McDonald; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Valley View Chapel with the Rev. Bill Broom officiating.

Burial will follow at Lee Cemetery.

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

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

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga.

Bettye Elmore

Bettye Carden Elmore, well known theatre personality, died on Monday, April 27, 2009, from cancer. She was 77.

Mrs. Elmore was a native of Chattanooga. She was formerly employed by Provident Life & Accident Insurance Co. and was a private secretary for the American Thread Co. Later, she became a partner, then owner, of the Backstage Playhouse Dinner Theatre.

Mrs. Elmore overcame her natural shyness through acting. She had the leading role in her first play at the Chattanooga Little Theatre (Now Theatre Center). It was the "Best Play" of the year and she won the Audience Award for the "Best Actress."

After that, she starred in many other roles in drama, comedies, mysteries and musicals, including a one woman show, "The Belle of Amhurst".

At the Backstage Playhouse, she directed over 90 shows and produced over 100. She also produced several shows for Brainerd Presbyterian Church.

She was the Past President of the Chattanooga Jaycettes, the Barger PTA, the Brainerd Junior High PTA and was Secretary and Historian of the Chattanooga Area Literacy Movement. She was elected "Stylemaker of the Year."

Mrs. Elmore led exercise classes throughout the city, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, taped television commercials, and volunteered to broadcast Public Service Announcements on WTCI TV.

Mrs. Elmore was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Wayne and Thelma Carden; and brothers, Jack Blassingame, Steven Lynn Carden and Wayne Carden Jr.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Robert A. "Bob" Elmore; and by her daughter and son-in-law, Candice and Jeff Kisiah, of Charlotte, N.C.; and daughter, Cindy Elmore, of Chattanooga; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel with the Rev. Bill Mills of Trinity Presbyterian, the Rev. Ronald Ragon, former pastor of Brainerd Presbyterian and the Rev. Jeff Kisiah, associate pastor of Haven Community Church, Charlotte, N.C.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Actors of the Backstage Theatre.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

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

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.

Livio Fiorini

Livio Fiorini, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at his home surrounded by his daughters.

He was married to Adelina Colletta during World War II. Mr. Fiorini joined his wife in the United States in 1953, bringing his three young daughters by ship to America. He was one of a large family, having 13 brothers and five sisters. Upon arriving in the United States, he moved to Chattanooga where he attended night classes to learn to speak English and to become a United States Citizen. He also studied Welding. He worked at Standard Iron and Singer Cobble Division. He later retired from Combustion Engineering. In addition to being a welder, he and his wife, Adelina, owned and operated Fiorini's Restaurant on Dayton Blvd. for over 20 years. He was an avid gardener and farmer, his joy was raising cattle and producing fresh vegetables and fruit.

Mr. Fiorini was a member of North Hamilton Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Adelina Fiorini; parents, Alfonzo and Maria Fiorini and most of his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his three daughters, Assunta Weissman, Louise Cox, Fedora Evans; grandchildren, William Ledford, Johnny (Sandy) Ledford, Anita (Bryan) York, Ricky (Kelly) Cox, Kim (Bryan) York; and eight great-grandchildren; his beloved friends, Joe Laymon, Sam Petty and a host of friends and neighbors.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Minister Jim Stewart officiating.

Entombment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Cox, Vernon Judd, Sam Petty, Jonathan Ledford, Johnny Ledford, and Bryan York.

The family wishes to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Walter Parkhurst and Judy for their constant and loving care. Also, a special thanks to Guardian Home Health, Kim Seals, Tony Ballew, Gina and Mary.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your favorite charity.

Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.

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

Ralph Hixson

Ralph Harrison Hixson passed away at his home in East Ridge on Saturday, April 25,2009.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge. the Rev. Natalie Smart and the Rev. James Hart will officiate.

Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave., Rossville, GA 30741.

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

Charles Hughes

Charles "Rabbit" Hughes, of Chattanooga, passed Friday, April 24, 2009, in a local health care facility.

He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Clemmie Hughes and all siblings.

He leave to cherish his memories one niece, Nadine Washington; one grandniece, Katherine Pla; two grandnephews, Arthur and Thomas Pla, all of LaGrange, Ga.; cousin, Rosa Bonds and Godson, Gary Chubbs, of Chattanooga; special friend, Juanita Bearden and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Alfred Johnson officiating.

The body will lie in state Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and from 3 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Prestige Funeral Service, 709 Dodds Ave. 267-2683.

Frances Jackson

Frances Bobo Jackson, 88, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

She graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1943 with a B.A. degree.

She was a member of Falling Water Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday school class.

She managed the Chattanooga Area Schools Federal Credit Union for 28 years.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Bessie Bobo.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Fred Jackson Jr.; son, Fred Jackson III and grandson, J.F. Jackson, both of Blacksburg, Va.; sister, Bette B. Cook; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, April 28, at the North Chapel with the Rev. Bob Dasal and the Rev. Tommy Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.

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.

Andrew McConnell

Andrew F. McConnell, 19, passed on Saturday, April 25, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

Dorothy McCullough

Dorothy M. McCullough, 84, passed on Monday, April 27, 2009, in Chattanooga.

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

Regta Nogodula

Regta Macabitas Nogodula, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Mrs. Nogodula was educated at St. Pedro College School of Nursing in the Philippines and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FEU in Manila, Philippines. She moved to the United States in 1974 and had been employed at Parkridge East Hospital since 1979.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Louis Nogodula; two sons, Allen Nogodula, of Chattanooga and Jason and his wife, Jennifer Nogodula, of Manchester, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Jaydee Denise Nogodula, of Manchester.

A funeral mass will be held at noon Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Gilbert Diaz officiating.

Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Regta's honor at Peoples Bank and Trust Company, P.O. Box 1049, Manchester, TN 37349, in care of Renee Taylor or Melinda Ashburn.

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

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today with a rosary service at 7 p.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Pat Ross

Pat Ross, 71, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 26, 2009, in a local hospital.

She is loved and missed by family and friends. She was a member of Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church. Her greatest joy was her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Alicia Holmes and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband, John Jacob Ross; daughters, Tina Holmes, of Chattanooga and Debby (Mike) Burgin, of Bledsoe County; brother, Quincy (Hazel) Wilkey, of Graysville; grandsons, Taylor Holmes and Shane (Kellie) Burgin; granddaughter, Toshia (Kevin) Tawzer; great-granddaughters, Peyton and Pyper Burgin, Madelyn and Drew Tawzer; dearest friends, Linda Ballew and Raye Haney, both of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel with Rev. Joe Phillips officiating.

Interment will be in Coalmont Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday in Coalmont Cemetery in Coalmont, Tenn.

Visit www.lane-coulterchapel.com to send condolences.

Vera Trew

Vera Alder Trew, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, in an area healthcare facility.

Mrs. Trew was born on March 17, 1922. Vera was a member of Gertrude Randall's Faith Class at Highland Park Baptist Church and retired from BellSouth Telephone Co.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; her husbands, Jess William Wolfe and Lake Trew; and cousin, Douglas Alder, Chattanooga.

She is survived by cousin, Martha Morey; and nephews, Bob Morgan and Billy Morgan, of Florida.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery with Bob Circeo officiating.

We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

Marie Washington

Marie McElhaney Washington, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Carl and Viola McElhaney and was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence Washington.

She was a member of 34th Street Baptist Church and later attended Oakgrove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her brother, Donald McElhaney, of Chattanooga; two sisters, Aileen Hayes, of Red Bank, Wileen Chapman, of Wildwood, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. David Wilson and Rev. Nick Forshee officiating.

Interment will follow in Tyner Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Orange Grove Center or 34th Street Baptist Church.

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

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

Beulah Watkins

Beulah Mae Watkins, 64, of Chattanooga, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 24, 2009, at her residence.

Sister Beulah was born on June 8, 1944, in Leighton, Ala. to the late Mr. Burl Watkins Sr. and Mrs. Laura Douglas-Watkins.

She was a graduated of Tennessee Valley High School, class of 1963. She was valedictorian of her class. She was employed with Olan Mills as a film processor and with Sears & Roebuck as a manufactory worker.

She professed a hope in Christ at an early age. She was a dedicated member of New Anointing Pure Holiness Church of God. She supported her church in its various ministries. She was dedicated to her family.

Sister Watkins was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Sue, Mary Lou and Catherine; her granddaughter, Latasha Robinson; and great-grandson, Quinte "Chingy" Borkman Jr.

Sister Watkins leaves fond and loving memories to be cherished by two daughters, Ramona Watkins, Deborah Watkins, both of Chattanooga; two sons, Jeffery (Denita) Watkins, Alfred Wells, of Chattanooga; six brothers, Willie Watkins, Detroit, Mich., Burl Watkins, Decatur, Ala., James Watkins, Peter Bates, Chattanooga, Frank (Harriet) Bates, Chicago, Ill, Curtis Bates, Chattanooga; eight sisters, Azilee Goodwin, Chattanooga, Carolyn Smith, Loaraine Fletcher, Detroit, Mich., Willemina Fletcher, Milwaukee, Wis., Annie Watkins, Hillsboro, Ala., Barbara Bates, Earline Bates, Chattanooga, Lee Ellen Granville, Tuscumbia, Ala.; sister-in-law, Trullie Watkins, Decatur, Ala.; five grandchildren, Rekita, Jeremy, Jeffery, Jazzmyne and Madia Watkins; and two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Isaiah; two special friends, Eric Robinson and Sue Bowman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at New Annointing Pure Holiness Church of God with Bishop A.D. Ringer officiating.

Interment will be at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The body will lie in state after 1 p.m. today at Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, Trammell Chapel.

Estelle Williams

Estelle D. Williams, 95, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Louisville, Ky.

She was a retired employee at General Services Administration and a member of Greater Salem Baptist Church.

She is survived by her caretakers, Charlene Gardner, Arlington, Va., Delois House and Pat Sweapp, both of Louisville, Ky.; niece, Margaret Brent, Dayton, Ohio; three great-nieces; one great-nephew; and host of cousins and relatives.

Public may view today after noon at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

TENNESSEE

Thelma Guinn

PIKEVILLE -- Thelma Guinn, 78, died Sunday, April 26, 2009.

Funeral service Thursday at 10 a.m. CDT in the chapel.

Burial in Rigsby Cemetery.

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

Visitation Wednesday 4 until 9 p.m. CDT.

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

Pat Laymon

SPRING CITY -- Pat Laymon, 67, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009, with her husband, Preston in a motorcycle accident.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after noon Thursday.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.

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

Preston Laymon

SPRING CITY -- Preston Laymon, 67, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009 with his wife Pat in a motorcycle accident.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after noon Thursday.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.

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

Douglas Liggett

DAYTON -- Douglas Earl Liggett, 60, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Rhea Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Breeden officiating.

Please share your memories at www.vanderwallfh.com.

The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. Thursday at Vanderwall Funeral Home.

Tommie Murphy

ESTILL SPRINGS -- Tommie Lucille Murphy, 95, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009, at her residence.

Funeral was 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Burial was in Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Clyde Pressley

ATHENS -- Clyde Raymond Pressley, 67, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, in an automobile accident in Meigs County, Tenn.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Bowers Funeral Chapel.

Interment will be in Idewild Cemetery, Athens.

Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 389, Decatur, Tenn., 423-334-3661.

Jo Ann Relford

WINCHESTER -- Jo Ann Relford, 68, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, April 29, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Rob Collins officiating.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. CDT today.

GEORGIA

Jeff Howard

LaFAYETTE -- Jeff Howard, 54, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009, at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga after a brief illness.

A graduate of LaFayette High School, Jeff attended the University of Georgia where he played in the Dixie Redcoat Band. Jeff was, for many years, a drummer and vocalist in the Boys at Heart band. He currently sang with the Master's Peace Quartet.

For most of Jeff's adult life he had worked in the family business with Dixie Dime Stores, Super D Stores and Southern Wholesale Co. For a time, Jeff worked with the LaFayette Police Department. He was currently employed by Quality Carriers.

Jeff was a member and deacon of First Baptist LaFayette where he was active in many facets of the music ministry.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Roy Howard.

Survivors include: mother, Mary Howard, LaFayette; wife, Tina Howard; daughter, Brooke and Clint Byers, Fayetteville, Ga.; sons, Michael and Melissa Norton, Fort Oglethorpe and Jeffrey Howard, Iraq; brother, John and Becky Howard, LaFayette; grandchildren, Ella and Mary Elise Byers and Landon Norton. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Visitation will be today, April 28, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 29, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, LaFayette.

Interment at LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers include Dan Clark, Rodney Dodson, Tommy Edge, Phil Gilstrap, Andy Kemp, Dale Pack, Danny Turner and Joseph Unjakoti.

Honorary pallbearers include Dianne Dodson, deacons of First Baptist Church, members of the Dan and Cheryl Clark Sunday School Class, and former members of the Boys at Heart Band.

Funeral conducted by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist LaFayette music ministries or youth ministries.

Lennon Caine

CALHOUN -- Lennon Roydell Caine, 39, formerly of Fayette, Ala, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

Funeral at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Willis Funeral Home chapel.

The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m.

Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Ottis Lindsey

RINGGOLD -- Ottis Gordon Lindsey, 83, passed away Sunday April 26, 2009, at his residence.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area he was retired from North Georgia Electric Membership where he worked for 35 years as a lineman, A veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during WWII and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nora Griffin Lindsey; parents, Robert and Lillie Mae Brown Lindsey; brother, Charles Lindsey; and sister, Kathleen Wooten and stepson, Harold Galloway.

He is survived by his second wife, Laura Trundle Lindsey, of Ringgold; two daughters, Bobbie L. Compton, of Kensington, Ga., and Rhonda Sue Jenkins, of Ringgold; stepdaughter, Diane Lowe Jones, of Easley, S.C.; stepson, Rev. Dub Galloway, of Rock Spring; sister, Jo Galloway, of Rock Spring; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Helton officiating.

Interment will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday until funeral time at the funeral home.

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

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

Lillie Sanders

SUMMERVILLE -- Lillie Mae "Granny" Sanders, 79, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today, April 28, 2009, at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in the chapel.

Interment in LaFayette City Cemetery.

Charles Smith Jr.

ROSSVILLE -- Charles Edward Smith Jr., 48, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009.

He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and retired from Yates Bleachery.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Smith Sr. and Hannah Wells; grandmother, Ora Daniel; niece, Shandra Lane.

Survivors include his son and fiancée, Chaz Smith and Kayla Kerr, of Flintstone; brother, Randall Smith, of Rossville; sister, Debby Smith, of East Ridge; grandson, Noah Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be noon Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Brown's Gap Cemetery, Sand Mountain.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. todav.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

Janice Stoner

CHICKAMAUGA -- Janice Carol Stoner, 65, departed this life Monday, April 27, 2009, at her home.

She was born in Etowah County, Ala., to the late William Ross and Hazel Brown, and was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Louise Aldridge.

Janice was a member of the Tompkins Chapter 424 Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her loving husband, Jerry Stoner; daughter, Joy Elaine Stoner; grandson, Mathew Bradlee Stoner, all of Chickamauga; brothers, William Ross Brown Jr., of Chickamauga, Jimmy Dale Brown, of Rossville, Ricky Brown, of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009, in the chapel with the Rev. Ricky Studder and Rev. Lester Norton Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Gardens.

Family will receive friends after 4 p.m. today and all day Wednesday.

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

ALABAMA

Edwin Corvin

BRYANT -- Edwin Lebron "Doodles" Corvin, 60, died Sunday, April 26, 2009.

He was a member of Bibleway Baptist Church. He worked at Colonial Bakery for 37 years and at Rosedale Transport for seven years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Corvin; one brother, James Corvin; and one sister, Betty Ziegler.

He is survived by wife, Kathy Corvin, Bryant; three sons, Michael Corvin, Chattanooga, Jeff Corvin, Chattanooga, Phillip Corvin, Chattanooga; four stepsons, Tony Debter, Bryant, Josh Debter, Bryant, Chase Debter, Trenton, Ga., Justin Debter, Huntsville, Ala.; one step-daughter, Tina Clevenger, Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Jo Ann Reno, Ooltewah; one brother, Randall Corvin, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ernie Lamb and Rev. Doyle Chamblee officiating.

Interment will be in Moore Cemetery, Standerfer Gap Road.

The family will receive friends 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. today.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.

Odessa Evans

FORT PAYNE -- Odessa L. Evans, 93, died Sunday, April 26, 2009.

Survivors include son, Johnny Evans; two grandchildren.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today at Burt Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Payne.

Gregory McGee

FLAT ROCK -- Gregory Scott "Greg" McGee, 44, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009, in Huntsville Hospital.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, April 28, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Watson Williams and the Rev. Ira Brock officiating.

Burial in New Canaan Cemetery.

Beulah Rogers

STEVENSON -- Beulah Rogers, 92, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Highlands Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, April 29, at the funeral home chapel.

Burial in Caperton Cemetery, Stevenson.

Visitation will be today 5-9 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home, Stevenson.

Col. Henry Southerland Jr.

MOUNTAIN BROOK -- Col. Henry deLeon Southerland Jr., longtime resident of Mountain Brook, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009.

He was born Sept. 8, 1911, in Birmingham, Ala., son of Henry deLeon and Edwina Hamilton Williams Southerland, but lived in various places in childhood and youth, including Athens, Ga., and Tampa, Fla., where he was graduated from Plant High School. Col. Southerland attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was a member of the SAE fraternity, thereafter earning his undergraduate B.S. degree from the University of Georgia in civil engineering in 1934. He took his M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1941, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering fraternity. He has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers for many years. During five years of active duty during World War II, he attended Ordnance School and Command and General Staff College, rising to the rank of Lt. Col., while serving in America and in the Pacific Theaters of the War. After the War, he attended Columbia University School of Law where he earned his LL.B./J.D. law degree in 1948. After service with the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville, Col. Southerland moved to Mountain Brook to work with the property interests of U.S. Steel, where he rose to be Manager of Southern Lands and Timber, becoming also a member of the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations. He was a member of St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church. Continuing to serve his country in the Army Reserves, he for years was Commandant of the USAR School, where he attained the rank of full Colonel.

After retirement from U.S. Steel, he returned to school to pursue his love of history, and received his M.A. from Samford University in 1983. He later turned his history Master's thesis into a much acclaimed book (co-authored with Auburn's Jerry Brown) entitled "The Federal Road, Through Georgia, the Creek Nation, and Alabama, 1806-1836", first published in 1983, and subsequently republished. For this piece of historical writing which combined his unique knowledge of engineering, law and history, he in 1992 received the Outstanding Non-Fiction Award by the Alabama Library Association and a similar award from the Alabama Historical Association.

Col. Southerland served as Chairman of the Mountain Brook Planning Commission and later became President Pro Tempore of the Mountain Brook City Council. He was active in many patriotic and lineage societies, serving as President of the Alabama Sons of the Revolution and Vice President of the national Society, also serving as Governor of the Alabama Society of Colonial Wars and Deputy Governor General of the national Society, as well as a Co-Founder and member of the St. Andrew's Society of the Middle South. Other memberships included the Society of the Cincinnati, Society of the War of 1812 (former Vice President of national Society), First Families of Virginia, Jamestowne Society, Baronial Order of the Magna Charta, and others. He was a member of the Country Club of Birmingham.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Louise Harris Wilson Southerland; his daughter, Mary Neill Southerland, of Chattanooga; his stepdaughter, Carolyn Wilson (Thad) Long, of Mountain Brook; grandchildren, Louisa Long (Norman) Stockman, of Mobile and Wilson Alexander Long, of Birmingham; great-grandchildren, Kacie Grace Long, Anne Frances Stockman and Katherine Rose Stockman; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be at St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, with private burial to follow at Elmwood.

Ridout's Valley Chapel directing, 205-879-3401.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to: The American Village Citizenship Trust, P.O. Box 6, Montevallo, AL 35115, or to a favorite charity.

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Richard Crowell

PORT CHARLOTTE -- Richard Clinton Crowell, 51, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Mary Ann Crowell; grandmother, Mildred Brooks.

Survivors include his brothers, Douglas Crowell, of Fort Oglethorpe, and Dan Hazen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tina and (Barry) Woody, of Fort Oglethorpe and Robin and (David) Mahan, of Rossville; one nephew; three nieces; and two great-nieces.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 800-822-6344.

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