Obituaries for January 26, 2009

Obituaries for January 26, 2009

January 26th, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Ruth Blankenship

Ruth Priddy Blankenship, 94, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

Ruth was born on Dec. 3, 1914, to the late James G. Priddy and Lena Collins Priddy. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and the Amytie Sunday School Class. Ruth was a member of the Betsy Ross Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 272, where she had served as past matron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clyde Blankenship Sr.; siblings, James, Hollace, Wallace, Crawford, Dewitt, L.J., John and W. Burk Priddy, Rilla Caywood, Minnie Allison Spurenger, Betty Jane Allison, May and Ray Priddy; and one great-grandson, Raymond Blankenship.

Ruth is survived by her son, James Clyde "J.C." Blankenship and wife, Bobbie; grandchildren, Jackie Dale Blankenship and wife, Debi; Rita Mae Blankenship Long and her husband, Gnol; great-granddaughter, Bridget, Michelle Haddock and husband, Jesse; great-great-grandsons, Shawn, Randy, Skylar and Riley Haddock; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ruth will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel with the Rev. Bill Harvey officiating.

Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

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

Shirley Boyd

Shirley A. Boyd, 68, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, J.T. Boyd.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary (Matthew) Higgins, Chattanooga, Loretta (Ronnie) Black, Trenton, Ga., and Deana Walker, Hot Springs, Ark.; son, Ronnie (Cheryl) Wood, Red Bank; sisters, Iona Miller and Marilyn Kistler; 12 grandchildren, Danyel, Dewayne, Hollie, Wayne, James, Amanda, Zackary, Joshua, Cody, Lacey, Amber and Cassuandra; seven great-grandchildren, Alona, Layla, Alexandria, Natalie, Makayla, Chloe and Averoyan; niece, Charis; very special friend, Barbara Murphy; and many loved friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Murrey McClure officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

To send the family a note of condolence, please visit their guest book at www.lane-coulterchapel.com.

The family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. today, Jan. 26, at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

E.C. Bull

Elden "E.C." Chancer Bull completed his earthly journey on his birthday, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, after a long illness at a local nursing home.

Mr. Bull was a WWII veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific in the war against Japan. He was a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1491. He was a Baptist by faith but last attended Hixson Methodist Church.

His chosen occupation was a self-employed watchmaker, goldsmith and jeweler. He once owned Bull Brothers Jewelry Store in the original Hixson shopping strip in the 1950s. He later maintained his shop at home. He was also employed at DuPont Nylon Plant as an instrument mechanic for 33 years, retiring in 1982. Mr. Bull was a 50-year member and past grand master of the Hixson Masonic Lodge F&AM 727. He was also a longtime member of the Knights Templar and the Alhambra Shrine. He was very active in other charitable activities as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Delma Bull, of McMinn County; and three brothers, Russell, of Knox County, Hoyt and Marcel, both of Hamilton County.

Survivors include five brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Betty Bull, Tony and Linda Bull, Linford and Jeanette Bull, Jimmy and Judy Bull, all of McMinn County, and Bernard and Barbara Bull, of Jefferson County; four children and spouses, Janice and Gary Smith, Brandon and Wanda Bull, Marcia and Gary Sivley and Michael Bull, all of Hamilton County; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a large number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, etc.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors being provided by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 203. Dr. Brad Bull will be officiating the service and the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 203 will be serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Bull's honor to the Shriners Crippled Children's Fund.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Soddy-Daisy Healthcare for their care, support and love.

To send the family a note of condolence, please visit their guest book at www.lane-coulterchapel.com.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today, Jan. 26, at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Rose Cesario

Rose Therese Cesario, 73, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at her residence.

She was a journalist, artist and an advocate for social concerns. Rose had an incredible love and was a woman of God.

She is survived by her family and loved ones: her sons, Vincent and his wife, Carol, Charlie and his wife, Renee, and E.K. and his wife, Arlene; her grandsons; brothers; sister; several nieces and nephews; and her ex-husband, Hank Blount.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

To send the family a note of condolence, please visit their guest book at www.lane-coulterchapel.com. The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Shirley Gardenhire

Shirley Eldridge Gardenhire, 86, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009.

Dad grew up in the Oak Grove community and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church. Shirley was a former member of Highland Park Baptist Church and served as a deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church. He attended East Side Junior High School and graduated from Central High School and was in the class of 1941. While at Central, he was all-city at quarterback on the football team and earned a scholarship to Memphis State to play football. He also was an all-city guard on the basketball team, where he was captain; and an all-city shortstop on the baseball team. He was a member of the "C" Club for three years lettering in three sports all three years. He was the 1941 May King at Central High School.

A veteran of WWII, he served with the 1330 Army Air Force Base Unit Air Transport Command stationed in China, Burma, India, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. He was crew chief, aeronautical engineer and top turret gunner in a B-24. He flew 87 missions over the Hump (normal was 50).

During his service, he was awarded the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Service Stars, American Theatre Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He also received an honorable discharge in 1945.

At the end of World War II, he attended Dickson College in Carlyle, Pa.

An avid sports participant, he played amateur softball, church league basketball and golf. His last sport love was bass fishing and was a founding member of Bass Masters.

He worked for the Southern Railway for 45 years as a locomotive engineer, as did his father and older brother.

In 1982, he was elected to the Hamilton County Metro Charter Commission Study.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Dowling Gardenhire Sr. and Alice Wilson Gardenhire; first wife, Martha Stutz Gardenhire, married for 38 years, who died in 1980; older brother, William Dowling Gardenhire Jr.; and younger sister, Ellen Gardenhire Engel.

He is survived by son, Randall Todd Gardenhire; daughter, Sharon Lea Gardenhire Pierce; younger brother, Tom Morris Gardenhire, Sr.; second wife, Alvada Gann Gardenhire, of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Shirley Brand (Keith), of Texas, Kimberly Alice Gardenhire, of Chattanooga, Michelle Dodds Pierce Lester (Robert), of Marietta, Ga., Randall Todd Gardenhire Jr. (Amber), of Chattanooga, and Andrew George Gardenhire, of Washington, D.C.; six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Joy at Highland Park Baptist Church or Bethel Bible Village.

Arrangements will be announced later by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Hugh Harris

Hugh Harris, 78, of Ooltewah, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday evening, Jan. 23, 2009, in a local hospital.

A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a longtime mechanic, race car driver, semi-pro baseball player and a loving husband and father.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Venita Grace Harris; son, Lawrence Richard Harris; his uncle and aunt who raised him, Bill and Callie Ballinger and a brother, Forrest Harris.

Survivors include his daughter and her husband, Denise and Cecil Johnson, Soddy-Daisy and a son and his wife, Randy and Brandi Harris, East Ridge; five grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Evans officiating.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

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

The family will receive friends until the time of service today at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Joyce Hendricks

Joyce Wolfe Hendricks, 71, of Harrison, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and other family members.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ferguson and the Rev. Ernest Sutton officiating.

Interment will follow in New McDonald Cemetery.

Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel, is in charge of arrangements, 622-3171.

Joe Hill Jr.

Joe Hill Jr., 80, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in a local hospital.

He is survived by wife, Virgina; nine children; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, Jan. 26, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David L. Hill and others officiating.

Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

Keith Hinson

Keith Hinson, 59, of East Ridge, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009.

Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Daniel Kinney Jr.

Daniel Patrick Kinney Jr., 79, recently of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at a local hospital.

He lived most of his life in California. He was a retired machinist and a member of the Elks Lodge.

Mr. Kinney is survived by wife, Lora; daughter, Gail (Michael) Stone; son, Dan (Chrissy) Kinney; stepdaughter, Deborah; brother, Lee Kinney; and grandchildren, Timothy, Donovan, Jay, Ashley, Jessica, Ashley, Emily, Heather, John and Travis.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

Betty Larson

Betty Mae "Nana" Larson, 82, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. Nana was surrounded by her family at her home at the time of her passing.

A celebration of Nana's life will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dale Lovelady, the Rev. Charles Jackson and the Rev. Jeff Howell officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Chris Suit, Caleb Suit, Shane Morrow, Jason Morrow, Bradley Longwith Jr., and Bill Shackleford serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Longwith, Joe Knight, Vernon Sandos, Jim Shields and Tommy Fryar.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour today at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Elizabeth Mahoney

Elizabeth Agnes Mahoney, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

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

Garnett Mansfield

R. Garnett Mansfield, 86, of Chattanooga, joined his heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at his residence with his loving family at his side.

Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Mattie Montgomery

Mattie Pearl Pearson Montgomery, 73, of Chattanooga, affectionately known as "Mrs. Mattie," went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was born Aug. 28, 1935, to the late Ocie and Veora Pearson of Lincoln, Ala., where she was educated in the Talladega, Ala., Public School System. She received her degree in early childhood development, which served as the platform for her ministry and purpose in life of serving others. She retired from the Chattanooga Public School System/Cedar Hill Head Start program after many years of dedication to the field of early childhood development.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ocie and Veora Pearson.

She leaves to cherish her memory and carry on her ministry of caring for people, sons, Dana (Juanita) Montgomery, Wade (Wanda) Montgomery, Chris (Quisha) Montgomery, Alan (Francis) Keys, Chattanooga; daughters, Cathy (Leroy) Cooper, Cleo (James) Keys, Chattanooga; brothers, Nathaniel (Rena) Pearson, Bobby (Linda) Pearson, Chattanooga, Arlaine Pearson, Roxbury, Mass.; sisters, Dolly Flemming, Sade Fashee, Roxbury, Mary Bradford, Juanita George, Emma Hall, Lincoln, Edith (Willie) Tyree, Cleveland, Tenn., Wenda McGregon, Sylacauga, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, close friends and hundreds of adopted children.

Homegoing celebration at 1 p.m. today, New Monumental Baptist Church with Pastor Delford L. Hughley Sr. and other ministers officiating.

The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

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

Rush Myles

Rush "Sugar" Burdette Myles, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Robert E. Johnson officiating.

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.

Sylvia Perrin

Sylvia Lasley Perrin, 91, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in an area health care facility.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Sam Phillips and the Rev. David Stancil officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton County Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service today at the funeral home.

The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial contributions to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269 Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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

Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy. 24-hour obituary line, 843-5055.

Raymond Powell

Raymond Lee Powell, 74, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in a local hospital.

Mr. Powell was a longtime resident of Chattanooga and he graduated from Central High School in 1954. Raymond retired from BellSouth after 38 years of service. He served as vice president of Communication Workers of America. He was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Harry Eustice Sunday School Class. He was active in the Southeast Tennessee Tres Dias Spiritual Community, where he unselfishly served in various positions. He was a past potentate of the Alhambra Shrine.

He was preceded in death by father, E.H. Powell.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Powell, of Chattanooga; daughter, Rhonda (Eddie) Neal, of East Ridge; two sons, Mel (Beth) Powell, of Ooltewah, and Lee (Laura) Powell Kay, of Ringgold, Ga.; five grandchildren, Riley Powell, Jake Eubanks, Rance Neal, R.L. Neal and Grandall Massengale; mother, Bertha L. Powell, of Chattanooga; two brothers, the Rev. Royce Powell and his wife, Glenda, of Chattanooga, and Jimmy Powell and his wife, Nancy, of Chattanooga.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Brainerd Baptist Church with the Rev. George Clark and the Rev. Dale Lovelady officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Harry Eustice Sunday School Class.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Brainerd Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brainerd Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Brookfield Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37411; or to Southeast Tennessee Tres Dias Community, P.O. Box 22781, Chattanooga, TN 37422-2781.

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.

Stephen Rogers

Stephen "Steve" Alexander Rogers, 66, formerly of Hixson, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North in Oxford, Miss.

He was a pharmacist, owner of Mid-Town Discount Drugs and a farmer.

Funeral service at 2 p.m. CST today at Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home, Oxford.

Visitation 1-2 p.m. CST today, Jan. 26, 2009.

Irusha Walterson

Irusha Walterson, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

TENNESSEE

Juanita Green

DAYTON -- Juanita Mae Green, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in Rhea Nursing Home.

She was a lifelong resident of Dayton and a member of Mountain View Methodist Church. She was a member of Sweet N Sassy Hattitudes and Women's Connections.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ina (Terry) Scott; brother, Elmer Terry; two sisters, Mildred Rodrick and Mary Lee Majors.

She is survived by husband, Robert Hiram Green; one son, Michael Terry (Betty Sue) Pyle; two granddaughters, Kim (Ray) Colbaugh and Sharon (Bobby) Filyaw, all of Dayton; three great-granddaughters, Katlyn and Kristen Colbaugh and Courtney Filyaw; four stepchildren, Yvonne (Kevin) Beaty, of Spring City, Tenn., Jerry (Frances) Green, Pat Green and Wayne (Lisa) Green, all of Dayton; seven stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-granchildren; two sisters, Mary (Jim) Gill, of Sale Creek, Virginia (Hommer) Hodge, of Arab, Ala.; brother, Charles (Leida) Scott, of Soddy-Daisy.

Funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ewing officiating.

Interment in Buttram Cemetery.

Visitation 5-9 p.m. today.

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

Mary Whitefield

NEW HOPE -- Mary Blevins Whitefield, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Whitefield; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Scott McClendon; granddaughter, Kacie McClendon, all of New Hope; special aunts and uncles, R.O. and Jewell Blevins, Wiley Raley and Pearl Poe; sisters-in-law, Nell Stewart, Lola (Jerry) Walker and Mary Lou Bryant; special nephew and niece, James and Carrie Waldrop; special cousins, Waymon and Vickie Blevins, Jerry and Marlynn Blevins, Jane and Jerry Kennemore, Linda and Tony Perez and Bobby Blevins; and Nana's special buddies, Keli Bruning and Rebekah Wilson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST today, Jan. 26, 2009, from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.

GEORGIA

David Callahan Jr.

TUNNEL HILL -- David Lee Callahan Jr., 44, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Tunnel Hill.

The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour on Tuesday.

Jack Daniel

LaFAYETTE -- Jack W. Daniel passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in Shreveport, La.

He is survived by wife, Janet Rothberger Daniel, of LaFayette; sons, Jackson and Christopher Daniel, of Chattanooga.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's edition.

Arrangements by the LaFayette Chapel of Wilson Funeral Home.

Jeanette Greene

SUMMERVILLE -- Jeanette Goodson Greene, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

Surviving are her children, Chris Greene, Michael Greene, Jeff Greene, Jason Greene, Lisa Craig, Karen Wood; sisters, Georgia Cochran, Mattie Williams, Kathy Hardin; brothers, Herman Goodson, Rubin Goodson; nine grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 26, 2009, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be held from noon until the service hour today, Jan. 26, 2009.

Mason Funeral Home directing.

R.C. Jones

ROSSVILLE -- R.C. Jones, 103, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

He was a native of Geneva, Ala., and has lived in Rossville for the past 50 years.

Mr. Jones was of the Baptist faith and was a retired heavy equipment operator retiring at age 85.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Jay Jones.

Survivors are daughter, Valenda Ogle, Rossville; brothers, Lofton Jones, Gulf Port, Miss. and Jack Jones, Sampson, Ala.; Granddaughter, Donna Ogle Huskey; and great-granddaughter, Valenda Briana Huskey.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with the Rev. Royce Powell officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Ruby Jones

CHICKAMAUGA -- Ruby L. Jones, 93, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, with her loving family by her side.

She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and a member of the Chickamauga Church of Christ. Mrs. Jones was retired from the Peerless Woolen Mills after several years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Baker and Horace M. Jones.

Survivors are daughter, Jimmie Cameron, Chickamauga, Kay Early, Griffin, Ga.; sister, Katherine (Frank) Holland, Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Deborah Poe, Jeffery Cameron, Jason Early, Tammy Early; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and lifetime devoted friend, Dolly Summers.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister David Wade.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to view memorial tribute and share condolences.

Special thanks are extended by the family to Hospice of Chattanooga.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

ALABAMA

Earl Barnes

BRYANT -- Earl "Bud" Barnes, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at his residence.

Survivors include wife of 62 years, Pauline "Polly" Barnes; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Eddie Wootten, Bryant; grandchildren, Sabrina Tinker (Chris), Amber Case (Aaron), Candace Smith; great-grandchildren, Dewayne and Carter Case, Christian, Zack and Avery Case; sister, Ida Pell.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. EST today at Brown's Chapel Holiness Church with Brother Floyd Williams and Brother Larry Walker officiating.

Burial to follow in Bryant Holiness Church Cemetery.

Betty Reeves

BRIDGEPORT -- Betty June Reeves, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 28, from the Rudder Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. George Warr will officiate.

Interment will be in the Bonnie Venture Cemetery in Bridgeport.

Arrangements by Rudder Funeral Home.


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