Obituaries for March 10, 2009

Obituaries for March 10, 2009

March 10th, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Joseph Abercrombie

Joseph T. Abercrombie, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Abercrombie; mother, Martha Ratcliff; brothers, Oliver Abercrombie, William Abercrombie, John Abercrombie; a sister, Irene Ratcliff.

He is survived by his wife, Mamie L. Abercrombie, of Chattanooga, sons, France Abercrombie, of California, Thetus Abercrombie, of Alabama, James Abercrombie, of Chattanooga, Steven Abercrombie, of Mississippi; daughters, Shirley Stanfield, of Chattanooga, Dinah Johnson, Janet Slatton, both of Red Bank, Cathy Abercrombie, of Tiftonia, Renee Wetherbee, of North Carolina; over 30 grandchildren; over 30 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Abercrombie, of Cleveland, Tenn.

Funeral service will be held at graveside on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors and Minister Julian Abercrombie officiating.

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

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

Georgie Bryant

Georgie Bryant was called home on Thursday, March 5, 2009.

She was born July 30, 1927, the daughter of the late George Walton and the late Pearl Smartt.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Williams.

Sister Georgie resided in Jamaica Queen, N.Y., for more than 40 years. She worked as a nurse for the city of New York over 30 years. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in New York.

After moving to Chattanooga, she was the secretary of the Gospel Chorus and a member of the Sunday school. Sis Georgie was a diligent worker in the Missionary Ministry and she worked with Vacation Bible School at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church.

Georgie leaves to cherish her memories a devoted sister, Pearl White; devoted nephew, Kevin Scaife; nephews, Jerry Frost and Melvin Frost; devoted aunts, Erma Ruth Choice and Agnes Melton, Boston, Mass.; great-nephews, Kevin Scaife Jr. and Ke'One D. Scaife; god-daughter, Airine Butts; devoted friend, Susan "Sue" Russell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold K. Lester officiating.

Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Samuel Cook Jr.

Samuel "Sonny" Andrew Cook Jr., 89, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

To send condolences, please visit their guestbook at www.lane-coulterchapel.com.

The family will receive friends noon today at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Early Cousin Jr.

Early Cousin Jr. passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at a local health care facility.

Survivors include 15 children; sisters, Rosie Sims, Florinda (Harrison) Calloway, Doris McElrath, Norma Johnson, Virginia Jones, Lelia (Henry) Lumpkins; brother, Reginald (Maebell) Cousin and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, March 11, at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. Moore officiating.

Interment in National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Virginia Crayne

Virginia L. Crayne, 89, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Virginia was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a graduate of Chattanooga High School. She retired from Chattanooga Bakery and at the age of 72 she became a certified public accountant. Virginia joined First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in March of 1942. She was the first female Elder and headed the Mission Committee, always helping those in need. Virginia taught the McAllester Sunday School for many years and was involved in the Cumberland Presbyterian Women's Ministry. She loved her church and was very active in all activities at the church.

Virginia has now rejoined her late husband of 52 years; White and Virginia will continue their journey with our Lord.

She is survived by her daughter, Marion Richards, Florida; three grandchildren, Robert C. Richards Jr., Florida, Amy (Brian) Hesselbach, California and Kelly (Glynn) Morgan, Florida; three great-grandchildren, Jeffery W. Sanders, Jr., California and Glynn Morgan, III and Michelle Morgan, both of Florida; sister-in-law, Mary Lewis; and nephew, Jack Lewis, both of Florida; and she also leaves behind many other nieces, nephews and friends.

The family wishes to express the appreciating to the Life Care Center of Collegedale for all their care and concern during her stay at the center.

Services for Virginia will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the North Chapel with the Rev. Cliff Hudson officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.

Marjorie Edmaiston

Marjorie Kathleen Edmaiston, 82, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in an area hospital.

Marjorie was a member of Red Bank Church of God and a former employee of K-Mart in Hixson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther Benge; parents, Ernest and Emma Riley; sister, Frances Hall; three infant brothers; and great-granddaughter, Sharon Howard.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Benge, of Lockport, Ill., John Benge and Douglas Benge, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Sue Peckinpaugh, of Hixson, Joyce Boston, of Saunemin, Ill., Pam Pantoja, of Minooka, Ill. and Karen Smith, of Casey, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Calvin Nunley and Bishop Wallace Angel officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24-hour obituary line 843-5055.

Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN.

James Elsea

James E. "Jim" Elsea, 94, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, at his home.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Elsea; sons, Jimmy Elsea, Meredith Elsea.

He is survived by his sons, David Elsea, Jack Elsea, Eddie (Karen) Elsea; daughters, Wanda (Leon) Johnson, Jane Shepherd, Retta (Robert) Hensley, Pam Thomas, Marion (Bobby) Jones; sister, Barbara Benford; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy with Dr. Seton Tomyn and Pastor Kevin Hensley officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Family will receive friends from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy Building Fund, 10185 Dayton Pike; Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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

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

Monte Green Sr.

Monte Carlo Green Sr., of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 9, 2009, in Raleigh, N.C.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Bettye Hudgins

Bettye Jewel Hudgins passed on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at a local hospital.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Sanders; father, Luther Hammonds; sons, Atlas LeDon "Donnie" Hudgins and daughter, Nina Maria Hudgins Williams.

Survivors include husband, John Atlas Hudgins; daughter-in-law, Kimberely Hudgins Laster; grandchildren, Joshua (Jennifer) Hudgins, Angel Green, Gregory "Monty" Williams, Atlas J. (Kristina) Hudgins, Jason (Antonisha) Hudgins and Tiffany Hudgins; a host of other dear relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, March 10, at New Testament Church with the Rev. Melvin Thompson officiating.

Interment in National Cemetery.

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

James Lowery

James Lecil "Jim" Lowery, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at a local hospital following an extended illness.

Mr. Lowery was the owner of P&J Iron and Metal in Chattanooga. He enjoyed spending time gardening, traveling and with friends and family. He was an avid animal lover. He was also, a military man having served with honor in both the United States Army and Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy and Aver Lowery; sister, Mirtie Frost; and special father, Ralph Lees.

Mr. Lowery is survived by Peggy Lees, of Chattanooga; daughters, Carolyn (Buddy) Morgan, of Jasper, Ala., Sheila (Stoney) Pair, of Eldridge, Ala.; stepson, Eddie Gray, of Henegar, Ala.; two grandsons, Jamie (Cathy) Morgan, of Phil Campbell, Ala., Yancy (Denise) Morgan, of Cordova, Ala.; four great-grandchildren, Marlana Morgan, Cody Morgan, Zac Morgan and Alan Callaway; brothers, Jimmy (Faye) Lowery, Julion (Debbie) Lowery; sisters, Dorothy (Jimmy) Hallman, Shirley (Donald) Bonner; brother-in-law, Charles Frost, all of Alabama; extended family includes the Ralph Lees family, several nieces, nephews and other family members along with a host of friends that he cherished dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Stoney Pair officiating.

Interment will follow at Hooker Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. today, March 10, and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the North Chapel.

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

Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Betty Mabe

Betty Mabe, 77, of Red Bank, died on Saturday, March 7, 2009, surrounded by family.

She had been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 58 years, after moving from her childhood home in West Virginia.

Betty loved the Lord, her family, her friends, and her church, and she touched everyone in her life. She loved golf and every woman she played golf with. She brought joy to every teacher, worker, principal and student who passed through Rivermont Elementary School, where she was secretary for 29 years. She continued spreading her special joy when she later worked in her son's dental office.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Clarence Owens; and brother, Carl Owens.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert Mabe; son, David Mabe (wife, Lea) and daughter, Cassandra Rhodes, both of Chattanooga; two "favorite" grandchildren, Christine Partch (husband, Jason) of Smyrna, Tenn., and Allen Rhodes, serving in the Navy in San Diego; sister, Shirley Vance; and brothers, Alfred Owen and Harold Owen.

Her Celebration Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Stuart Heights Baptist Church (Main Chapel), with Pastor Tony Carroll officiating. The family requests that you wear pink, Betty's favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or to the National Kidney Foundation at http://www.kidney.org/support/donate.cfm.

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

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Johnny McCarroll

Johnny L. McCarroll, 71, of East Ridge, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2009.

Mr. McCarroll was born in Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. He had worked at Frieden Business Machines and was self-employed as a carpenter in new construction. Mr. McCarroll was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed puzzles and exercising at Healthy Heart at Parkridge Hospital.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Wanda McCarroll; five children, Billy McCarroll, Johnnie Sue Bryant and her husband, Richard, Donnie, Tommy and Mike; eight grandchildren, Allen, Ginny, Stephanie, Thomas, Lamar, Chris, Justin and Michael; four great-grandchildren, Emma, August, Allie and Tristan; one brother, Jimmy McCarroll and his wife, Peggy; several nieces, nephews and cousins including Nancy Maynor.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Moore officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion 95.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

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

Earl McIntyre

Earl Lee McIntyre, 65, of Chattanooga, formerly of Cohutta, Ga., passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Erlanger Health System.

Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Salome Morford

Salome H. Morford, 97, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009.

Survivors include daughter, Johnnie M. Putman; granddaughters, Linda (James) Shropshire, Deadra (KC) Dixson, Denise H. Putman; grandsons Craig (Yolonda) Putman, C. Thomas Putman; 10 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held today at noon at Second Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul A. McDaniel officiating.

Interment in National Cemetery.

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

Marvin O'Rear

Marvin Kelly O'Rear, 84, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, March 9, 2009, at a local health care facility.

A lifetime resident of Chattanooga he was retired from Electric Power Board after 40 years of service. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. O'Rear was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church were he served as a deacon.

He was a son of the late Kelly and Cora O'Rear and was preceded in death by his wife, Irene O'Rear; and two brothers, Raymond and Kenneth O'Rear.

Survivors include his son, Michael K. (Debbie) O'Rear; daughter, Linda (John) Thompson; four grandchildren, Mark Lambert, Kris O'Rear, Brandon O'Rear and Kelli Bell; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Mahaffey; one brother, Paul O'Rear; several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the North Chapel with the Rev. Ken Clark officiating.

Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. today, March 10, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416.

We would like to thank the staff at Manor House for their loving care these past months. Also, to Avalon Hospice for their compassion. To the special sitters who helped so much, we thank you.

Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Daniel Owen

Daniel Kale Owen, 51, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.

He was a member of Mokanna Lodge 329 F&AM, Orlando Consistory A.A.S.R., Bahia Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. and Alhambra Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.

Survivors include a brother, Lee Owen, of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Kathleen Owen, of Orlando, Suzanne Fay, of Albany, NY., Susan Neal, of Atlanta. Extended family includes David Peyton, Teresa Peyton, of Orlando, Susan Neal, of Atlanta.

The Masonic service will be conducted at 6 p.m. today, March 10 in Frawley Road Baptist Church, 510 Frawley Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.

The Rev. Billy Dean will conduct a memorial service in the church at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriners' Transportation Fund, 1000 Alhambra Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Sara Pulliam

Sara Helen Pulliam, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, in a local hospital following a short illness.

She was born Feb. 18, 1943, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Otis Clay Ratliff and Lucy Jane Mathews.

She was raised in South Alabama as one of seven children and was a 1961 graduate of Robertsdale High School in Robertsdale, Ala. On the day after graduation, May 17, 1961, she married her husband of 47 years, Ramon Pulliam.

Mrs. Pulliam was a 1995 graduate of Chattanooga State, Cum Laude. She was a retired registered nurse.

She and her husband were members of Agape Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Va., and locally attended Bayside Baptist Church.

She was an avid supporter of all her grandchildren's athletic activities to which they affectionately referred to her as "Grandy". She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, "Grandy" and friend.

Mrs. Pulliam enjoyed world travels. She had traveled to 47 states and 13 foreign counties.

Her son, Alan Scott Pulliam; two brothers, Ray and Clay Ratliff; and a sister, Mary Louise Fuller, all preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Ramon; sons, Ted Pulliam and his wife, Leeann, of Harrison; Paul D. Pulliam and his wife, Miranda, of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Carolyn Conner, of Wilmington, N.C.; Beth Fuller and her husband, Olen, of Silverhill, Ala.; brother, Harold Ratliff and his wife, Ruth, of Mobile, Ala.; grandchildren, Brandon, Steven and his wife, Tiffany, Chad, Ryan, Brant, Sarah, Taylor and Tessa Pulliam; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in the North Chapel.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made online to the Leukemia Foundation, or to GPO Box 9954, in your capital city.

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

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Gene Quarles

Gene Quarles, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009.

He was of Baptist faith and loved his NASCAR and fishing

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Opal Quarles; and brother, Ted Quarles.

He is survived by his wife, Kaye Quarles; daughter, Denise (Galen) Alexander; sisters, Marilyn (Joe) Shephard and Sue (Donald) Nesbitte; two grandsons, Ricky Darrell and Steven Ray; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, March 10, 2009 with the funeral service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Brother Bobby Hilley officiating.

The interment to follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, Rossville.

On-line guestbook @ www.wilsonfueralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

Sarah Rule

Sarah Louise Smith Rule, 80, of Hixson, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, in a local healthcare facility.

Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Jimmy Senn

Jimmy Senn, 60, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Senn was a native of Clarksville, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area where he attended Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during Vietnam and was with the Army National Guard serving during Desert Storm. Mr. Senn was an avid bowler who was a member of several bowling leagues at AMF/Tristate Lanes in East Ridge and he retired in 2000 as a warehouseman at Tennessee Plywood and Door on Main Street with over 15 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Dewey Senn.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sherry Senn; two children, Rebecca (Joe) Kominczak, of East Ridge, and James Kirk (Angel) Senn, of East Ridge; mother, Louise Senn, of Clarksville, Tenn.; sister, Nancy Bridges, of Hopkinsville, Ky.; brother, Steve Senn, of Clarksville; five grandchildren, Noah and Camden Kominczak and Matthew, Hannah and Dylan Senn; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga at 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Chris Peponis and Dr. Ron Tankersley officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the VVA Chapter 203.

The family will receive friends today from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

TENNESSEE

Toby Brown

SEQUATCHIE -- Toby Wade Brown, 39, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009

He was employed by TVA at Widows Creek for six years and Watts Bar for one. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard, having served 18 years. He attended Victory Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James E. Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Tonya Renee Watkins Brown; son, Cameron Brown; daughter, Amber Brown; father, Kenneth (MariLou) Brown; mother, Judie (George) Dixon; brothers, Joe (Marilyn), Jereomy, (Nichole), Andrew and Michael Brown, and Mario Monter; sisters, Chris and Ashley Brown; grandparents, Odell and Grover Brown and Maggie Brown; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. CST Thursday, March 12, 2009, with Brother Mike Teague and Brother Dennis Eggert officiating.

Interment will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 9 p.m. today CST and from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. CST Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, 423-942-9500, www.tatefh.com.

Jessie Howell

ATHENS -- Jessie Lee Howell, 93, died Monday, March 9, 2009, in Athens.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. today in chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home.

Family recieve friends from 5-7 p.m. today in Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home.

Lillie Scott

NIOTA -- Lillie Thompson Scott, 68, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Parkwest Hospital.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Community Baptist Church, Niota.

Burial in church cemetery.

Friends may call at their convenience after 10 a.m. today at the church.

Arrangements by Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.

GEORGIA

Beecher Ervin

LaFAYETTE -- William Beecher Ervin, 67, died Sunday, March 8, 2009.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home with Brother David Thompson.

Interment will be in LaFayette Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today.

Cecil Hughes

SUMMERVILLE -- Cecil Alvin Hughes, 75, died Sunday, March 8, 2006.

Survivors, wife, Betty Hughes; children, Robert Hughes, Raymond Hughes, Rondall Hughes, Carolyn Owens, Sharon Reed; six grandchildren; 10 great-randchildren; brother, Buddy Hughes; sisters, Shirley Sims, Frances Guffey.

Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Lyerly Cemetery.

Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 10, at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.

Shirley Sizemore

ROSSVILLE -Shirley Deei Sizemore, 75, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 7, 2009, at her residence.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Jim Bennett officiating.

A private family interment will follow.

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

ALABAMA

Gene Andrews

RAINSVILLE -- Gene J. Andrews, 84, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Wednesday from Rainsville Funeral Home chapel.

Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Arrangements by Rainsville Funeral Home.

Ruby Graden

RAINSVILLE -- Ruby Nell Wisner Graden, 86, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Shepherd's Cove.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CST today from Rainsville Funeral Home chapel.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home directing.

Robert Hart

SECTION -- Robert E. Hart, 61, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. CST today, March 10, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Burial in Harmony Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.