Obituaries for March 29, 2009

Obituaries for March 29, 2009

March 29th, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Kermit Bailey

Kermit Wayne Bailey, 58, of Chattanooga, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 27, 2009.

Kermit was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a graduate of Hixson High School. He was a faithful member of Lakewood Baptist Church of Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Kermit Bailey and Jeppie Goodman Bailey.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa Trull Bailey; son and daughter-in-law, David and Rachel Bailey, all of Chattanooga; sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and John Gamble, Hollywood, Ala.; and three grandchildren, Drew Bailey, Jacob Bailey and Alyssa Bailey.

Visitation will be Monday, March 30, in Lakewood Baptist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dr. David Bragg and the Rev. James Trull will conduct the service in the church at 2 p.m.

Interment will be in Harrison Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lakewood Baptist Church, 626 Hunter Road, Harrison, TN 37341; or the Gideons International Bible Fund.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Ralph Clemons

Ralph Clemons, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, at a local hospital.

He was the owner and operator of Clemons Oil Co. and Downtown Auto in Chattanooga.

He was a member of Westview Baptist Church and a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Clemons; three children, Skip Clemons, of Orange Beach, Ala., Bobby Lee Clemons, of Ringgold, Ga., Charles Michael Clemons, of Marietta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Patrick Lee Clemons, Michael Seth Clemons, Jason Matthew Clemons, Hayley Clemons; sister, Anna Lee Kincaid, of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Sterling Jetton officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

Arrangements by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Daniel Coppinger

Daniel Edward Coppinger, 50, passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at Erlanger Hospital.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mildred Coppinger.

He is survived by his sons, Tim Coppinger, Eric Coppinger, Travis Coppinger; daughter, Rachel Coppinger; sister, Debbie Coppinger; five grandchildren.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Soddy-Daisy with the Rev. Bobby Webb officiating.

Online condolences maybe made at www.javerybryan.com.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Mary Davis

Mary Ruth Davis, 75, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 27, 2009.

She was a member of High Point Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Isaac and "Kiddo" Stafford; husband, Wayne Davis; one sister, "Tot" Lowery.

She is survived by her son, Dewayne (Debbie) Davis, of Harrison; one daughter, Kim (Bruce) Condra, of Sparta, Tenn.; one brother, Kenneth Stafford; one sister, Wilda Mae Kuykendall; three grandchildren, Danielle Ward, Morgan Davis and Katlyn Davis; one great-grandchild, Jaylon Ward; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Steele officiating.

Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Billy Denton

Billy Eugene Denton, 79, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at a local hospital.

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

Ophelia Domineck

Ophelia Domineck, 52, died Friday, March 27, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

John Hastings Jr.

John David Hastings Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, March 28, 2009, in a local hospital.

He was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Duncan Park Baptist Church. He was a retired electrician. He was a member of the IBEW Local Electrical Union and was previously employed at TVA at Watts Bar and at Hensley Smith Survey Co. and Home Depot.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John David Hastings Sr. and Helen Owensby Hastings.

He is survived by two sons, Steve Hastings, of Atlanta, and Joel Hastings, of Ringgold, Ga.; daughter, Jamie Graham, of Atlanta; four grandchildren; three sisters, Jennifer Moss, of Henagar, Ala., Margaret Daugherty, of Chattanooga, Lei Lani Shourd, of Chattanooga; brother, Mark Hastings, of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

Patricia Hurst

Patricia V. Hurst, 77, of Chattanooga, went to be with her heavenly family Friday, March 27, 2009.

She was a member of Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church and was retired from Erlanger Medical Center after 30 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Charles Hurst.

Surviving relatives; son, James Hurst; daughter, Carla (Dale) Phillips; brother, William Voelkel; sister, Valerah Hodges.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Grady Davidson officiating.

The interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

A special thank you to Hospice of Chattanooga and the staff at St. Barnabas Nursing Home.

The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Betty Jackson

Betty Jane Jackson, 83, of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 27, 2009.

Betty was born June 7, 1925.

Betty was known by the many children she cared for as "Granny Bull" and was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Van and Beulah Johnson; and a brother, James Ralph Johnson.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Frances Kountz; her children, Randy (Linda) Goins, Glenda Foster, Darlene Brown (Buck Schimpf), Ernie (Sharon) Goins and Janet Hillis-Reimann (Alan); grandchildren, Randall Goins, Lee Hannah, Grant Hannah, Ryan May, Allison Hillis, Hailey Hillis, Kevin Presnell, Kramer Presnell and Cody Goins; several grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Bill Owens and the Rev. Gene Strauss officiating.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

View the memorial tribute and share condolences at www.heritagefh.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Geneva Jenkins

Geneva Rose Jenkins, 86, a resident of Elmcroft of Hamilton Place and a former resident of Cleveland, Tenn., died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at a Chattanooga hospital.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin McKeithen Jenkins; parents, Tillman U. Rose and Lottie Shaw Rose; and brother, Tillman U. Rose Jr.

Survivors include one sister, Charlotte Rose and William Causey, of Clinton, Miss..; one brother-in-law, Bertram and Lil Jenkins, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia Mills and John Wieczorek, of Chattanooga, Carolyn and James O. Williams, of Cleveland, and Dolores and Carl Duvall, of Alpharetta, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Cheryl Jenkins, of Hinsdale, Ill. Survivors also include nine grandchildren, Amanda Hailey, of Atlanta, Jon Mills, Clare Mills, and Emily Dykstra, of Chattanooga; Mark White, of Alpharetta, Jay Williams and Andrew Jenkins, of Nashville, Courtney Rose Williams, of Asheville, N.C. and Bradley Jenkins, of Oxford, Miss.; and six great-grandchildren, Mary Mac and Kaki Hailey, of Atlanta, Olivia and Maddux Mills and Tyler Dykstra, of Chattanooga, and Caroline Williams, of Nashville. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland with Dr. Joseph Tanner officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family asks that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to First Presbyterian Church, 433 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, TN 37311.

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

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.

Louise Johnson

Louise H. Johnson died Friday, March 27, 2009, in Rockmart, Ga.

She was the sister of the Rev. Clark H. Williams, of Chattanooga, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Wingfield Funeral Home, Cedartown, Ga., will be in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ed Karstens

Ed Karstens, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, at his home.

He was a veteran of WWII and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; two sons; one daughter; five grandchildren; two brothers.

He was a most cherished husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

There will be a private mass for the family on Monday.

Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend many thanks to the caregivers at Amedisys Hospice and may God bless you as you have blessed us.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gift Fund at Chattanooga National Cemetery for beautification of the cemetery grounds.

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

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

Troyce King

Troyce Ann King, 75, Chattanooga, died Friday, March 27, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

Gary Lane

Gary Nathan Lane, 57, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, at his home.

He was from Clarksville, Tenn., and moved to East Ridge in 1973. He was employed with Flav-o-Rich Dairy for 27 years. He attended Rocky Face Baptist Church and was a loving husband, father, brother, and PaPaw. He enjoyed many years of volunteering with the East Ridge Baseball and Dizzy Dean programs and served as an umpire for 30-plus years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Myrtle Lane Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Deborah Lane; daughter, Nikki Lane-Harp (Curtis) Rossville; son, Nathan Lane, Chattanooga; granddaughter, Pressley Harp; sister, Sherry (Tony) Yeatts; brother, Larry (Renie) Lane and two nieces and two nephews, all of Clarksville.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Brinkley officiating.

Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. EDT at Unity Cemetery, Sylvania, Ala.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Moccasin Bend Council, P.O. Box 15969, Chattanooga, TN 37415.

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

Jessie Laster-White

Jessie Laster-White, 62, went to live with the Lord on Thursday, March 26, 2009.

She was a graduate of Riverside High School's class of 1963. She retired from Olan Mills after 28 1/2 years of service. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Aaron Laster; mother, Vassie H. Laster; and brother, James Laster.

She leaves to mourn her death five sisters, Mary Coln, Vienna Robbins, Virginia (John) Adkins, Sandra and Nicole Laster; two brothers, Aaron and Fabian Laster. Also mourning her death is her extended family, David and Sue Standifer and family.

The family would like to thank PACE of Alexian Brothers for their care of their family member.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilburn Hardyman and the Rev. John Tucker officiating.

Interment in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Any contributions and donations may be made in memory of Jessie White to Alexian Brothers.

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

Happy Mallett

James Earl "Happy" Mallett , 69, of Chattanooga, died at home on Friday, March 27, 2009.

He was born Sept. 17, 1939.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Mallett and brother, Bobby Mallett, all of Chattanooga.

Mr. Mallett graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1958, where he played varsity football. He retired from the city of Chattanooga as a police officer and obtained the rank of lieutenant during his 29 years of service. During his tenure, he received several commendations and awards from local and state agencies. He was very dedicated to youth sports and spent many years coaching and officiating in various local leagues. He also served as an officer with Corrections Corporation of America from 1990-1996. He was currently employed with Tri-State Security.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Nancy Ray Mallett; son and daughter-in-saw, Mike and Karen Mallett, of Raleigh, N. C.; son and daughter-in-saw, Chip and Donna Mallett, of Griffin, Ga.; son, Jeff Mallett, of Chattanooga; and daughter and son-in-law, Leann and Brandon Fergueson, of Kingston Springs, Tenn.; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Patti Mallett, of East Ridge; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Steve Turner, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Casey and Caitlin Mallett, of Raleigh, Sarah and Trey Mallett, of Griffin, Blaine, Ashleigh, Drew and Jordan Mallett, of Chattanooga, and Catie and Caroline Fergueson, of Kingston Springs; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Tyner United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Haskins officiating.

Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. The city of Chattanooga police officers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. They will also receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Jim White Youth Scholarship Fund at Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

Arrangements by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Liza Martin-Caruthers

Liza Martin Caruthers, 56, passed away after a long and brave struggle with ALS on Friday, March 20, 2009.

She was a graduate from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Franklin Martin Sr.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Lester Caruthers; and son, Robert Bishop Caruthers, both of Savannah, Ga.; her mother, Venita Martin; sisters, Dyanne Martin and Katye Jones; and brother, Eugene Franklin Martin Jr.

The family supports the ALS Association of Georgia, Patient Services Dept., 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Please sign the online guest book at www.foxandweeks.com.

Richard McCalley

Richard Wayne McCalley, 80 of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Mr. McCalley was born in Marion, Iowa, to Hubert and Bertha McCalley.

He was the product of a one-room schoolhouse, graduated from Marion (Iowa) High School, where he played three major sports, lettering eight times. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, and during the Korean War served in the U.S. Air Force as a radar Instructor. He was a distributor for Continental Oil Co. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and later joined the company as a jobber salesman and real estate representative and manager in various locations throughout the United States, he took early retirement in 1985 and continued to make his home here in Chattanooga.

He was a charter member of Evangelical Free Church in Kansas City. When he moved to Chattanooga, he became a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and Agape Sunday School Class. He belonged to the Chattanooga Tennis Association and USTA and remained active volunteering in the church media department and Memorial Hospital Outpatient Department until health problems slowed him down.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marvin; and sister-in-law, Maxine of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two sons, Scott and Park.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne; son, Richard Jr. (Joni), of Chaska, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Teresa (Park, deceased), of Bettendorf, Iowa; stepdaughters, Diane Smith of Edina, Minn., Denise (Dave) Anderson, Maple Grove, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Gretchen, Matt (Melissa), Joe (Jamie), Andrew, Amy McCalley, Carrie Smith, Abby, Cathy and Lydia Anderson; three great-granddaughters, Monell, Mariah and Madeline McCalley; sister-in-law, Joyce (Harold) Cooper; brother-in-law, Jim Lindstrom; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve McCary officiating.

Interment will be in Minneapolis, Minn.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416; or Woodland Park Baptist Church Relocation Fund, 6735 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Willsie McLaurin

Willsie Bush McLaurin, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Collegedale Life Care Center.

Born in Moselle, Miss., on Dec. 15, 1925, to Josiah and Fairy Bush, Willsie lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area. She was retired from the Hamilton County Clerk and Master's Office.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Chattanooga and the Waters Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Rayford J. McLaurin; daughters, Marilyn Spickard, Donna (Jim) Robert, Denise (Jim) Fitzsimmons and Michelle (Bradley) McCawley; grandchildren Matthew Spickard; Keely Fitzsimmons and Jay Fitzsimmons.

Funeral services will be held at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 30.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with a white dove release.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Lantern at Morning Pointe in Collegedale for their loving care and thoughtfulness.

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

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. today at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel.

William Nelson

William E. Nelson, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away recently at his home in Chattanooga.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Cofer Cemetery.

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

Hannah Oldaker

Hannah Callahan Oldaker, 46, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Hannah was a member of the former Signal Hills Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Oldaker; grandparents, John and Cenia Armstrong and Eugene and Rachel Callahan.

Survivors include her son, Lance Cpl. Casey (Megan) Oldaker Conley, USMC of Okinawa; parents, Darl and Deweese Callahan, of Soddy-Daisy; sisters, Darlene (Terry) Shannon, of Hixson and Connie (Rick) Davis, of East Brainerd.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Burial will be private.

Visit our guestbook at www.lane-coulterchapel.com to send condolences.

James Parrish

James Mark Parrish, 52, of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 27, 2009.

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

Shirley Picklesimer

Shirley Ann Picklesimer, 61, of Lupton City, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 27, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a member of Ringgold Church of God. Shirley loved guns and fishing.

Survivors: husband, Virgil Picklesimer; two daughters, Tracey Folkner, Chattanooga, Rebecca Picklesimer, Ringgold, Ga.; uncle, Ben Castleberry, Marietta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Alexander Cooley, Julie Giles and Zoey Picklesimer.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Brother A.L. Harris officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

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

Condolences may be sent to Lane-coulterchapel.com.

Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Florence Sewell

Florence Elizabeth Sewell, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, at her residence.

Funeral at 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Steve Underwood officiating.

Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Naomi Shelby

Naomi "Nannie" Shelby, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, in an Orlando, Fla. hospital.

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

Ommie Simmons

Ommie Juanita Swan Simmons, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, in a local hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin Simmons; sons, Anthony, Albert and Shannon Simmons; daughter, Debra Denise Simmons; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Diane Williams; devoted aunt, Eva Byron; a host of nieces; nephews; a devoted cousin, Barbara Snow; other cousins, relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel with Pastor Kevin Adams officiating.

The body will lie-in-state after 12:30 p.m. today, March 29, 2009.

Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Elbert Simpson Jr.

Elbert B. Simpson Jr., 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009.

He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Mr. Simpson retired after 21 years of service as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, then he retired as a electronic technician with Eastern Airlines after 19 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Simpson; seven children; and 11 grandchildren.

The memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Mike Creson officiating.

Interment will follow in Union Fork Cemetery with military honors.

He was greatly loved by his family and will be deeply missed.

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

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

Judie Southerland

Judie Southerland, 65, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

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

Betty Stover

Betty J. Stover, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a longtime restaurateur, having owned and operated The Black Angus Restaurant with her late husband, William D. Stover.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Linda Gail Hawkins and Bobbie Jean Hawkins; and a grandson, Kenneth David King.

Betty is survived by a grandson, Robert Edwin Carmical II, of Chattanooga; a granddaughter, Kimberly Carmical Thompson, of Smyrna; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

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

Leon Strickland

Leon Thomas Strickland, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009, at his residence.

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

John Temple Jr.

John Waldrop Temple Jr., 80, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

He was born on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., to the late John Temple Sr. and Betty Glenn Temple. Upon graduating from Baylor Academy and the University of Tennessee College of Business, John worked as a developer and engineer while residing on Signal Mountain, later retiring to Labelle, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shirley Dick.

Survivors include his nine children, Susan Rowland, John W. Temple III, Scott Temple, Morris Temple, Glenn Temple, Bill Temple, Chris Temple, Jacquie Cossey and Bebe Shinn as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home.

Winston Toland

Winston Toland, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

Taylor Wagner

Taylor H. Wagner, 86, of Kerrville, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009.

He was born April 18, 1922, in Chattanooga to the late John Bradford and Mary Edna Davis Wagner.

Mr. Wagner retired from the U.S. Marines Corps. and from the Tustin Unified School District in California, where he was teacher and coach. He attended First Christian Church in Kerrville.

He was preceded in death by stepmother, Ona Condra Wagner; sister, Marcella Wagner Lykins, Memphis; brother, Roy Kenneth Wagner, Ledyard, Conn.

Survivors are his wife, Gloria "Pat" Wagner; children; grandchildren; sisters, Jeaneine Hartley and Reba Burk, both of Chattanooga; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at First Christian Church in Kerrville with full military honors at the graveside service.

Announced by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Joy Walker

Joy Holt Walker, beloved wife and mother and outstanding community leader, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 27, 2009, at the age of 83.

She was married to the late Robert Kirk Walker for over 57 years.

She was educated in the public schools of Chattanooga and graduated with a B.S.S. degree from the University of Chattanooga. She served as president of her sophomore class and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi.

Mrs. Walker served as president of the Chattanooga Bar Association Auxiliary, the Missionary Ridge PTA, the Opti-Mrs. Club and the Riverview Garden Club. She also served as a board member of the Chattanooga Theatre Center, the Houston Antique Museum, the YWCA, St. Barnabas Nursing Home, the Memorial Auditorium, the Tivoli Theatre and the American Lung Association.

During the period from 1976 to 1988, Mrs. Walker served as program coordinator for Miller Park in downtown Chattanooga. She scheduled the appearance of more than 20,000 performers and over 1,300 programs during her tenure. In tribute to her service, a bronze plaque was placed in the park; it states that she "gave spirit and life to Miller Park." On the dedication of the plaque, community and governmental leaders noted her love of people, her insights, her organizational ability, the warmth of her personality and her contagious laughter which made the park a happy place.

Mrs. Walker has been the recipient of several awards, including the Women's Community Service Award for Outstanding Service in 1988 and was selected as a "Chattanooga Woman of Distinction."

She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Waters Sunday School Class.

She is survived by their children, Dr. R. Kirk Walker Jr. and wife, Patsi, Marilyn Walker Fisher and husband, Gary, James Holt Walker and wife, Christel; four grandchildren, Rob, Whit and Caroline Walker and Sarah Fisher; two stepgrandsons, Cameron and Caelan Clemons; and an aunt, Virginia Holt.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the McEwen Chapel of First Baptist Church with the Rev. Olen Grubbs and Dr. Jack McEwen officiating.

Visitation will be at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Carole Jenkins, Joyce Lovelace, and April Donaldson, for their special care and devotion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walker Scholarship Fund at either the UC Foundation or the Tennessee Temple University Endowment.

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

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

Danny Williams

Danny "Bones" Williams left us unexpectedly on Sunday, March 22, 2009.

Bones was adored by his family and friends. He is missed dearly by his mother and stepfather, Lori Williams and Mike Hastings, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and his father and stepmother, Kevin Williams and Patricia McAllister, of Wellington, Fla.; and his brother, Brad Williams; and sister, Katie Williams, of Fort Lauderdale. Danny's grandmother, Dorothy Perrin-Carlson, as well as his extended family will always miss him.

Bones will be forever in our hearts and our memories.

Please join us for a loving tribute to him at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Middle Valley Baptist Church, 7901 Middle Valley Road, Hixson.

Online condolences maybe made at www.javerybryan.com.

Arrangements by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Dr. Yeu Quang Wong

Dr. Yeu Quang Wong, 69, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 26, 2009. He was born in Macau, China on Oct. 11, 1939.

Dr. Wong received his B.A. in Chinese literature from New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1965. In 1966, he came to the United States to study on a Yale-in-China fellowship and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1969 and 1971 respectively. After teaching at the University of Singapore and National Taiwan University, Dr. Wong returned to the United States in 1977 and taught briefly at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before retiring from academia.

A fourth-generation practitioner of holistic Chinese medicine, Dr. Wong started his practice in Chattanooga in 1977, and served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Acupuncture from 2004 to 2008.

Trained and authorized to teach by Zhong Ping Fa in Hong Kong, Dr. Wong was a sixth-generation practitioner and teacher of Bai Mei (White Eyebrow) kung fu. He practiced this branch of Shaolin kung fu for almost 40 years. He served as vice president of Global Pak Mei Martial Arts Association and President of the Guangzhou Bai Mei Association.

Widely published on the history of Bai Mei kung fu, Dr. Wong traveled around the world sharing his knowledge and working to preserve the integrity of this ancient martial art.

Dr. Wong took great pride in his students and his children, and spent a lifetime embodying, modeling and disseminating the traditional Chinese values of honor, duty and loyalty. He took his role as educator and mentor very seriously, often citing historical examples from Chinese history to teach moral and cultural values to his students. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Toh Yee Sang, who was the first female ever licensed to practice Chinese medicine in Macau, and his father, Wong Kum Ling, who led troops for Gen. Chiang Kai-shek in the 1940s.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Michon; his daughter, Cynthia; his son, Leo; two sons-in-law, David and Loic; a grandson, Jacob; two brothers, Wong Yiu Wai and Wong Yiu Kueng and their families.

Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Greenwood Cemetery on Missionary Ridge, 1954 Greenwood Road, with the burial to follow.

Those wishing to travel with the family should gather at the funeral home on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.

The family will receive friends and well-wishers at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home at 404 S. Moore Road between 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution to the United States Bai Mei Association that is being founded in Dr. Wong's memory, can contact the East Ridge branch of First Tennessee Bank beginning on April 2 at 954-2530.

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

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

TENNESSEE

Pat Brown

ETOWAH - Pat K. Brown, 80, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at his residence.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Benton Station Cemetery.

There will be no visitation held.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.

Daniel Coppinger

DUNLAP - Daniel Edward Coppinger, 51, died Monday, March 23, 2009, in a Chattanooga hospital.

He is survived by three sons; one daughter; one sister; a special friend, Mary Land, of Dunlap.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. CDT Monday, March 30, in the Ewton Funeral Home chapel with Brother Kyle Lewis officiating.

Pauline Coppinger

WHITWELL - Pauline Barker Coppinger, 93, of the Suck Creek community, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.H. "Gene" Coppinger; and daughter, Christine Smith.

Survivors include son, Jerry (Mary) Coppinger; daughters, Janet (Donnie) Griffith, Carol (Butch) Shirley; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita LaGeir, of Michigan; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends noon-8 p.m. CDT today, March 29.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, March 30, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Cecil Baxter officiating.

Interment will be at Teague Cemetery.

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

Steven Green

TULLAHOMA - Steven Green, 57, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Private services will be held.

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

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

Betty Land

ATHENS - Betty Land, 77, died Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Survivors: son, Jerry Land, of Athens.

Funeral services at 8 p.m. today from the chapel of the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Etowah.

Burial 10 a.m. Monday at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jerrie Lucktenberg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Marie Girard "Jerrie" Cadek Lucktenberg, 78, of Spartanburg, died Friday, March 27, 2009, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 19, 1930, in Nashville and was the only child of her late parents, Ottokar and Sara Hitchcock Cadek.

She is survived by her three children, Judy Lucktenberg Arrants and husband, Bill, of Boiling Springs, S.C., Kathryn Lucktenberg Pologe and husband, Steve, of Eugene, Oregon and Ted Lucktenberg and wife, Karen, of Spartanburg, S.C. She was a grandmother to five grandchildren, Kate Arrants, John Arrants, Jonas Pologe, Stuart Lucktenberg and Hope Lucktenberg. Also surviving is her cousin, Sonya Murphy, of Mount Pleasant, S.C. and her former husband, George H. Lucktenberg, of Waleska, Ga.

She was a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where her violin teacher was Ivan Galamian, the University of Illinois, where she studied with Paul Rolland and of the University of South Carolina, where she earned her DMA. Her worldwide engagements as violinist and teacher have included appearances throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii, Europe, Korea and Australia, where she held the position of artist-in-residence at the Western Australia Conservatorium of Music in Perth. A recipient of both Fulbright and Ford Foundation grants, Dr. Lucktenberg has also been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Southern Mississippi and a Citation of Recognition as Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the School of Music of the University of South Carolina.

She taught violin at Converse College and was concertmaster of the Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra from 1960 to 1984. She taught at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., from 1985 to 1995. She retired in Spartanburg but taught private lessons in her home, and she resumed her position of concertmaster of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra from 1995 to 2003.

Jerrie was an artist, teacher and mother. She was devoted to her children and to the performing arts, and she had a very successful teaching career. She enriched the lives of all she touched and will be greatly missed.

She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Spartanburg, where a memorial service will be held.

She will be buried next to her mother and father in Mount Olivet Cemetary in Nashville, at a private committal service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dr. Jerrie Lucktenberg Concertmaster Chair Endowment Fund, c/o The Spartanburg County Foundation, 424 E. Kennedy St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.

A service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Spartanburg Unitarian Universalist Church with the Rev. Meg Barnhouse officiating.

A reception will follow the service at the church.

Ruth Miller

DAYTON - Mary Ruth Miller, 79, died Friday, March 27, 2009.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Steve Brown officiating.

Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. at Chattanooga Memorial Park in Red Bank.

Visitation before the service on Monday.

Judith Northcutt

ALTAMONT - Judith L. Northcutt, 59, died Friday morning, March 27, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Micah Roberts and Brother Joe D. Gray officiating.

Visitation after 10 a.m. CDT today at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont.

Don Rogers

MADISONVILLE - Don T. Rogers, 65, passed away 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospice.

He was a member of Notchey Creek Baptist Church.

Retired from J.M. Huber Corp. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Panama Canal Zone.

He was preceded in death by parents, James Sr. and LaVerne Turner Rogers.

Survivors: former spouse, Brenda Rogers, Madisonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Shawn Rogers and fianceé, Julia Haymes, Vonore, Chris and Leigh Anne Rogers, Knoxville; grandchildren, Chloe Ella Rogers, Katherine, Madi and Lydia Haymes; sister and brother-in-law, Lana and the Rev. Larry Gibby; brothers and sister-in-law, Jim and Wanda Rogers, all of Madisonville, Gerald and Margaret Rogers, Fayetteville, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Tony and Greg Rogers, Shannon Smith, Debby Houston, Tanya Bourque, Jamie Rogers.

Funeral is 8 p.m. today, Biereley-Hale Chapel with the Rev. Gale Miller officiating.

Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larry Gibby officiating. Military honors provided by VFW Post 5156 and DAV 93.

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.

Ella Southard

DECHERD - Ella Mae Southard, 87, of Harvest, Ala., formerly of Decherd, died Friday, March 27, 2009.

Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, March 30, 2009 at Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Burial in New Center Grove Cemetery.

Visitation 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT Monday, March 30.

Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Wincester, Tenn.

GEORGIA

Jane Brockway

ROCK SPRING - Jane Catherine Muller Brockway, 60, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at her residence.

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

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

Gordon Gilbert Jr.

FORT OGLETHORPE - Gordon Lemuel Gilbert Jr., 79, died peacefully Friday, March 27, 2009, with his family near.

He was born in Hamilton County on Oct. 31, 1929, and had lived his life in the Chattanooga, North Georgia area.

He was an employee of E.I. Dupont of Chattanooga and retired after 35 years. He was a 50-plus year member of Tompkins Lodge No. 466 F&AM, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and Alhambra Shrine. He was so happy to drive the Shrine bus to the Lexington and Cincinnati hospitals to transport the children and parents. Gordon volunteered in the IRS VITA program for 12 years and looked forward to tax time each year. He was a 1949 graduate of City High School and a member of the boxing team being a Golden Gloves champion a number of times. One of his greatest memories was in meeting Joe Dempsey with the City High boxing team. He was a prep boxing champion at the Frye Institute, receiving the Outstanding Boxer award. He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara, also a City High member, and they were married for more than 58 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Lemuel Gilbert Sr. and stepmother, Mary Bratton Gilbert; his mother, Mary Hicks Gilbert Hogwood and a brother, William Frank Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Frances Mazerole Gilbert; son, Ronald Christopher (Susan) Gilbert, Signal Mountain; daughter, Catherine (David) Gilbert May, Fort Oglethorpe; grandchildren, Christopher David May and his fiancé, Whitney Roy, Miranda Catherine (Hank) May Weathers, of Birchwood, and Chandler Gordon Charles Gilbert, Signal Mountain; brothers, Allen Gilbert, Angel's Camp, Calif., Don Gilbert, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Ken Hogwood, Port Orange, Fla.

The family would like to thank the staff at Memorial Hospital and the wing of Hospice of Chattanooga for their tender care of our loved one and the care and concern they offered. We were adopted as their own.

A celebration of Gordon's life will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Fugate of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension officiating.

Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416; or Community Kitchen, 727 East 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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

The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to service on Monday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Ruth Jennings

CHICKAMAUGA -Ruth Elizabeth Millican Jennings, 92, of the Cooper Heights community, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009.

She was born in the Cedar Grove community to the late Freeman Forrest and Stella Mitchell Millican. She was a homemaker, had previously worked at Crystal Springs Print Works and worked several years in housekeeping at Rossville Convalescent Home. She was a lifelong resident of Walker County and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Cedar Grove.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, T.J. and Leland Millican; sisters, Ruby Voiles and Thelma Merritt.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Rosalie Jennings, of High Point, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Kernon Cates, of Cooper Heights; grandchildren, Warren Cates, Ronald (Michelle) Cates, Ellen Ransom, Cristal (Greg) Whitlock; great-grandchildren, Marissa and A.J. Whitlock, Parker and Will Cates; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. today and Monday morning prior to the service.

Gravesude funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009, in Lookout Cemetery, High Point, Ga., with the Rev. Terry Burns officiating.

Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Flowers will be accepted or the family ask memorial donations be made to your favorite charity in memory of "Mrs. Ruth Jennings."

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.

John Shawman

TUNNEL HILL - John Thomas Shawman, 79, of Tunnel Hill, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in a local hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Shawman.

Private services will be held.

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

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

James Smith Jr.

RINGGOLD - James S. Smith Jr., 81, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009.

He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Navy and served in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed carpenter and contractor for most of his life and loved dancing and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Clara Smith Sr.; wife, Clover Mae Smith and brother, John P. Smith.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and David Bennett, of Bakewell, Tenn., and Sandra and Jerry Reynolds, of Chattanooga; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Teresa Spain, of Bristol, Tenn.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Aileen Baker, of Red Bank, and Betty and Jim Morgan, of Chattanooga; loving companion, Willene Morgan, of Calhoun, Ga.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. today, 5-8 p.m. Monday and prior to leaving for the service on Tuesday.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Mary Smith

ROSSVILLE - Mary Ruth Smith, 93, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

ALABAMA

Wanda Riggs

FLAT ROCK - Wanda Faye Riggs, 56, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Misty and Chris Alley, Whitesburg, Tenn., Tiffany and Chris Smith, Flat Rock; son, James King, Camden, Ala.; mother, Mildred Abernathy, Flat Rock; grandchildren, Erica and Courtney Alley, Taylor King; brothers, Freddie Abernathy, Stevenson, Ala., Larry Abernathy, Flat Rock; sister, Debbie Mayo, Apex, N.C.

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. CDT today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Brother Robert Elliott officiating.

Visitation one hour prior to service.

Burial to follow in Overlook Cemetery.

Lila Rogers

IDER - Lila Juanita "Tince" Rogers, 86, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Dade Health and Rehab.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Tammy Rogers, Wildwood, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Forest Slaton, Henagar, Ala.; grandchildren, Michael Slaton, Chad Slaton, Beth Anderson, Andrea Frazier, Austin Rogers; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Heard, Henagar, William "Dub" Heard, Washington, D.C., Ralph Heard, Rainsville, Burt Heard, Hixson; sisters, Janice White, Hixson, Frankie Pike, Hixson and Joan Wade, LaFayette, Ga.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. CDT Monday at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Luke McKay officiating.

Burial to follow in Fuller Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. CDT today.

Louise Weldon

FLAT ROCK - Betty Louise Weldon, 77, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at her residence.

She was a member of Beulah Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include, loving husband of 57 years, Dan Weldon; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Melody Weldon, Flat Rock, Kent and Gina Weldon, Ider, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Jeff King, Dothan, Ala.; grandchildren, Daniel Weldon, Auburn, Ala., Micah Weldon, Flat Rock, Jesse, Elijah and Josiah King, Dothan, Ala., Gage, Gavin, Greyson and Griffin Weldon, Ider; brothers, Leon Christopher, Flat Rock and Cecil Christopher, Ider; sisters, Iona Pennington and Imogene Martin, Trenton, Ga.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CDT today at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Marvin Fowler and Brother Charles Smith officiating.

Burial to follow in Beulah Chapel Cemetery.

Randy Wooden

FLAT ROCK - Randy G. Wooden, 46, passed away Friday March 27, 2009.

He was a 1981 graduate of North Sand Mountain High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Wooden; and brother, J. E. Wooden.

Survivors include her loving wife, Kara Wooden; two sons, Jake Wooden and Riley Wooden, all of Flat Rock; mother, Bernie Wooden, Flat Rock; two brothers, Lynn Wooden, Stevenson, Ala., Ray Wooden, Tacoma, Wash.; five sisters, Bertha Dixson, Lafayette, Ga., Betty Bryson, Flat Rock, Sandra Holland, Flat Rock, Sheila West, Stevenson, Ala., Sandy Hardeman, Higdon, Ala.; mother-in-law, Charlotte Womack Friel, East Ridge; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. EDT Monday in the Bryant chapel with Pastor Carlon Tibbs officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation 1-9 p.m. EDT today and noon-2 p.m. EDT Monday.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.

OTHER AREAS

Doris Perry

GARLAND, Texas - Doris Stanford Perry suffered a sroke and died Saturday, March 21, 2009.

She was born April 14, 1933 in Rossville to Sid and Cleo Stanford, graduated in 1950 from Rossville High School and married Charles T. Perry Jr. in 1954 in Chattanooga. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially the time with grandsons, Christopher, Clinton and Cameron Perry. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, attended the opera, danced with the Texas Strutters and participated at the Garland Senior Center. She enjoyed taking short trips through the South with her sisters, as well as traveling overseas. She served as an election worker in Garland.

She is survived by son, Charles T. Perry III and wife, Carla, of North Richland Hills, Texas; daughter, Suzy Willeford and husband, David, of Alvord, Texas; three grandsons; sisters, Myra Wininger, of Chattanooga, and Martha Jo Melton, of Fort Oglethorpe; brother, Lebron Stanford, of Fort Myers, Fla.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel, 1910 Eastgate Drive, Garland, TX 75041.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Bible Church, 721 Easton Road, Dallas, TX 75218.