Obituaries for June 18, 2009

Obituaries for June 18, 2009

June 18th, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Corla Bonner

Corla Bonner, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009.

She was employed by the state of Tennessee Department of Children Services/ Juvenile Justice for nearly 30 years. She was a faithful member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons, Germaine Bonner and DeQuest Bonner; daughter, Jerunda Holloway; sisters, Yvonne Gwyn and Beverly Bonner Bell; brother, Joe Bonner Jr. of California; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop William C. Simpson III officiating.

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

Interment will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Jazzah Boston

Jazzah J. "Jazz" Boston, 10 month old, passed Monday, June 15, 2009.

Survivors include parents, Jeremy Boston and Sonya Williams; sisters, Kya Williams, Jamilya Whitaker and Kiah Calloway; grandparents, Michael and Florine Boston, Audrey (Ronald) Moorer, Clyde Williams (Velma Patton), all of Chattanooga; aunts and uncles, Michael Boston Jr., Tyra (William) Dean Jr., Marques Williams, all of Chattanooga, Darrel (Evelyn) Miller of Seattle, Wash., Adrienne (Godfrey) Durham, Rising Fawn, Md., Yolanda Turner, Norfolk, Va.; a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

Graveside services will be held Friday at noon at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Helen Camp

Helen Alverson Camp, 92, of Ocala, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

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

Larry Craig

Charles Larry Craig, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2009.

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

Sarah Dunnington

Sarah LaDell Dunnington, of LaFayette, Ga., and Harrison, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009.

She is survived by daughters, Sara (Dennis) Barfield, Deborah (Bill) Yeary; sons, Charles (Judy) Dunnington and Randy Dunnington; brother, Sam Kitchen; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be announced later.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Willie Ellis

Willie B. Ellis, 72, departed this life on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, to go and be with the Lord.

He was born Feb. 9, 1937 to Earnest Ellis and Jessie Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Ellis; father, Earnest Ellis; sister, Mary Ellis; two nieces, Wanda White and Lisa Craddock.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Dorothy Ellis; four daughters, Carmen (Pastor Sims) Keary (Xavier), Felicia (Thomas) and Renee; one son Reginald; three sisters, Louise Canada, Emma Jones and Geraldine Ellis; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends; a special friend of the family, Donnie Wright.

Funeral services will be held at Abba's House with Pastor Ron Phillips and others officiating at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2009.

Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mattie Ellison

Mattie Ellison, 83, passed Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at a local hospital.

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

Amy Haskew

Amy Elizabeth Haskew, 34, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

Complete arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Pete Havner

Charles Robert "Pete" Havner, 59, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in a local hospital.

Pete was born on July 9, 1949. He was a loving father and husband to Gwen for 38 years. Pete loved to work and he enjoyed helping others as much as he could. He loved his family and cared very much for each of them. He will live in our hearts and memory for all the good things he did, and he will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Gwen Havner; two sons, Robert Havner and Brent Havner, both of Signal Mountain; one granddaughter, Brianna Havner, of Signal Mountain; three sisters, Ann Strickland, of Red Bank, Betty Moore, of Dawnsonville, Ga., and Carolyn Thomas, of Signal Mountain; sister-in-law, Gay Brown, of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel with the Rev. Everett Gossett officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Brent Havner, Jason Thomas, Larry Whitmire, Ronnie Barber, Kris Ritchie and Jeffrey Kelley will serve as pallbearers.

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

Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and 4-9 p.m. Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Kathrine Overturf

Kathrine Lynn Overturf, 48, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 13, 2009.

Mrs. Overturf was born in Detroit, Mich. She was a member of Elk's Lodge and was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Bruszewski.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Overturf Jr., Chattanooga; mother, Donna Bruszewski, Lexington, Ky.; four brothers, Anthony Bruszewski, Colorado; James Bruszewski, Indiana; Tom (Faye) Bruszewski, Virginia; Richard (Cindy) Bruszewski, Lexington; two stepsons, Josh and Daniel Overturf, Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Melinda (Bart) McClure, Signal Mountain; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James Blackman officiating.

Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.

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

Clay Powell

H. Clay "Ole Dog" Powell, 55, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Frank and Myrtle White, Sherman and Cora Powell. Mr. Powell was employed by Mayse Construction.

Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Cassie Powell, of Dunlap; parents, Evans and Audrey Powell; sister, Marttie (Dale) Richards; brothers, Larry (Grace) Powell, of Whitwell, David (Barbara) Powell, of Hixson; two nephews, Jefferey and Jonathan Richards; great-niece, Faith Richards; great-nephew, Preston Sanders.

Family will receive friends 5-9 p.m. CDT today.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CDT Friday, June 19, with the Rev. Jerry Merciers officiating.

Interment at Red Hill Cemetery.

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

George Troxell Jr.

AIKEN, S.C. - George W. Troxell Jr., 91, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Carriage Hills Living Center.

A native of the Chattanooga area, Mr. Troxell moved to Aiken, S.C. in 2002. He worked for the WPA in the 1940s building roads across the South Pittsburg Mountain. He drove a mining truck and owned the mining commissary. In 1950, he moved to Lupton City, Tenn., to manage the Dixie Yarns Commissary. He then joined Red Food Stores (Bi-Lo) as a store manager for 25+ years. Mr. Troxell retired to take care of his wife, Mary, and enjoy hunting, fishing and gardening. He cherished time with his family, especially his granddaughters, then great-grandsons. He was a member of Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Ridley Troxell; and his daughter, Beth Troxell Bennett.

He is survived by his daughter, Janet Troxell Dunn; son-in-law, Larkin Bennett; granddaughters, Tammy (Freddie) Shafer and Jamie (Tim) Herndon; and great-grandsons, Cole and Colin Shafer and T.J. Herndon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the North Chapel with the Rev. Danny Lewis from Center Grove Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the North Chapel.

Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Roger Gish, Tim Herndon, Norman Rollins, Jr, Roger Rollins, Freddie Shafer and Mike Troxell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County, P.O. Box 1763, Aiken, SC 29803.

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.

Edward Tyler

Edward A. Tyler, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his residence following a long battle with cancer.

He was a native of the Lakeview Community and had lived most of his life in Chattanooga. Mr. Tyler was a retired Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War with 22 years of service. He was a faithful member of Daisy Church of Christ were he served as church treasurer and song leader.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia Tyler; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Kim Tyler and son, John Tyler, Chattanooga; grandson, Zachary Tyler, Chattanooga; sisters, Avanelle Skelton, Dallas, Texas, Dorothy Hill, Rock Spring, and Essie Schewe, Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Minister Jerry Clements officiating.

Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with full military honors.

To share your thoughts and memories, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Daisy Church of Christ, 9555 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.

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

TENNESSEE

Jessie Gabbert

DECATUR - Jessie S. Gabbert, 49, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

Survivors include his wife, April Gabbert; children, PV2 Justin, Jason, Jessika, Jeanette and Jordan; and one grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Herman Jordan officiating.

Interment will follow in Pisgah Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379 www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24-hour obituary line 843-5055.

David Griffith

WHITWELL - David G. Griffith, 67, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home.

Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. CDT in the chapel.

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

Visitation is today 1-9 p.m. CDT.

Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, Whitwell.

Jesse Myers

DECHERD - Jesse James Myers, 65, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Ray Gardner officiating.

Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd.

Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, Tenn.

Connie Thurman

SPRING CITY - Connie Lynn Thurman, 51, died Thursday, June 17, 2009, at her parent's home.

A lifetime resident of Spring City, she was the daughter of George Elmore and Wanda Manning Bostic. Connie was a graduate of Rhea County High School and was employed as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for 13 years. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Dayton Golf and County Club. Connie was a member of Spring City Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughters Shannon (Wayne) Daniels, of Spring City and Randi Nicole (Alfred) Thurman, of Spring City; parents, George and Wanda Bostic; brothers, George Michael (Rose) Bostic, of Cookeville, Tenn., and Sam (Cathy) Bostic, of Spring City; granddaughter, Emily Paige Edwards, of Spring City; special friend, Earl "Clevie" Thurman, of Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Minister Don Howard officiating.

Interment will follow in Spring City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Nurse Carol Schmissrauter with Hospice of Chattanooga for her special care of Connie.

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

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

Michael Womac

ATHENS - Michael A. Womac, 50, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. today in the chapel.

Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at McMinn Memory Gardens.

Visitation 5-7:30 p.m today at Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.

Richard Yates

MONTEAGLE - Richard Austin Yates, 53, died Monday, June 15, 2009.

Service 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrews Sewanee School Chapel with the Rev. Father John Thomas officiating.

Burial Eastern Star Cemetery.

Visitation today 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, 931-924-2381.

GEORGIA

Michael Culver

LaFAYETTE - Michael Lee Culver, 34, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel.

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

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

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

William Durham

ROSSVILLE - William Henry Durham, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia. He was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and Southern Gospel Music. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Korehing Southern in 1987.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Josephine Durham; and brother, Leonard Durham.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Edna Louise Durham; daughters, Virginia Rhinehart (David) and Jean Durham; sons, James Davis Durham (Rita Lee) and LeBron Durham (Gale); sister Gladys Wrape; brothers, Charles Durham and Clarence Durham; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, at Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, Flintstone, Ga., with Brother Dwayne Boudreaux officiating.

Interment to follow at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens, Trenton.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today, June 18, 2009.

The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Church.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Glen Goggins

RINGGOLD - Glen L. Goggins, 65, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Kyle Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com to share thoughts and memories.

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

Patti McMillen

RINGGOLD - Patti Louise Kittle McMillen, 92, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of Catoosa County and enjoyed her time fishing and camping at Lake Kathy and Lake Chickamauga.

She was a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church, Catoosa County Library Board of Directors, and The Catoosa County Garden Club. She worked for the Catoosa County Board of Education and Catoosa County Probate Judge before retiring in 1967.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. "Mac" McMillen; parents, John Patrick and Effie Lee Gordy Kittle; son, Larry K. McMillen; sister, Marion Lockett; and brother, Ralph Kittle.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Pat and Marie McMillen and Tom and Ann McMillen, all of Ringgold; devoted neighbor and friend, Jessie Thornton; grandchildren, Lisa Temple, LeAnn Engle, Reed McMillen, Jessica Parker, Casey McMillen and Jamey McMillen; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. today, June 18, at Ringgold United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Purrington and the Rev. Michael Morton officiating.

Interment to follow in Anderson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ringgold United Methodist Church Building fund.

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

Sherri Noble

LaFAYETTE - Sharron "Sherri" Linn Upton Noble, 59, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009, after a 17 year courageous battle with cancer.

She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of LaFayette First United Methodist Church, where she was very active. She was an advocate of the American Cancer Society, a member of the LaFayette Woman's Club, the Red Hat Society and Emmaus Community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dillard and Louella Upton.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Noble, of LaFayette; two children, Amy and Gary Austin and Kelly Noble, all of Ringgold, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Saundra Upton, of LaFayette; five grandchildren, Baylie, Nicholas and Krista Smith and Karli and Aaron Austin; two nieces, Stephanie and Serina Upton; and nephew, Zach Radetski.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2009, in LaFayette First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Moore, the Rev. David Autry and the Rev. Art Graves officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sunshine Memorial Fund c/o LaFayette First United Methodist Church, 301 South Main St., LaFayette, GA 30728.

Arrangements by the LaFayette Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette.

ALABAMA

Grace Johnson

FYFFE - Grace Johnson, 96, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Brentwood, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. CDT and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Christine Owens

FYFFE - Christine Turner Owens, 90, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Crowne Health Care

Funeral services will be held today 4 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Kirby officiating.

Burial in Antioch Cemetery.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Visitation will be today, June 18, from noon-4 p.m. CDT.

William Russell Jr.

IDER - William D. Russell Jr., 82, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Dade Health and Rehab.

Mr. Russell was a WW II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and retired from Combustion Engineering with 33 years of service.

Survivors include, wife, Kathleen Russell, Ider; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Shelia Russell, Gadsden, Roger and Kathy Russell, Higdon; Honorary Son, Fred Thomas, Rising Fawn, Ga.; grandchildren, Jason Russell, Jared Russell, Colby Russell and Nicolesha Russell; great-grandson, Bryant Daniel Russell; sisters, Evelyn Matthews, Soddy-Daisy, Jean Hollingsworth, LaFayette, Ga.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m. CDT in Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. O.A. Bethune and the Rev. Frankie Carroll officiating.

Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery with M ilitary honors.

Family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. CDT today.