Obituaries for October 9, 2009

Obituaries for October 9, 2009

October 9th, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Sabrina Brockett

Wendy Sabrina Lynn Brockett, 37, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was a student at Chattanooga State Community College. She was a loving wife and mother of five children.

Survivors include her husband, Mal "Bud" Brockett; daughters, Sheyenne Nicole Williams and Amber C. Brockett; sons, Gregory Shawn Williams, Joseph C. Brockett and David L. Brockett; mother, Donna T. Sexton; father, William G. "Bill" Sexton; sister, Laura Sexton Gaddis and her husband, Steven; brother, William Shane Sexton; grandmother, Nancy Taylor; and grandfather, Gerald B. Sexton.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Boyd Patterson officiating.

Burial will follow at National Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union in Soddy-Daisy for her children Sheyenne and Shawn Williams.

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

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

Marguerite Daniel

Marguerite Vick Daniel, 88, of Hixson, died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Leo and Maude Vick. She was a graduate of City High School and a member of First Baptist Church Golden Gateway. She was past president of the Pharmaceutical Auxiliary and was selected Woman of the Year by the state of Tennessee. She was a member of Valleybrook Golf and Country Club. She was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Erlanger and was a purchasing agent at the gift shop. She was past president of the East Ridge American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alton C. Daniel.

She is survived by one daughter, Vicki Daniel White and her husband, Roger; four grandchildren, Diane Lockman and her husband, David, Barbara Pouliot and her husband, Shawn, Dan Binkley, Allen Binkley and his wife, Julie; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters.

A family gathering will be held on Saturday morning at the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum, Hamilton Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Terri Lowe officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Assisted Living, 600 Pine St., Chattanooga, TN 37402 or to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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

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

Sam DeLay

Samuel Ayers DeLay, 96, passed away to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1913.

He was married 71 years to Erlene W. DeLay a homemaker and also a wonderful person. He was a 1937 graduate of MTSU where he received Freshman Outstanding Chemistry Award. He was a farmer and taught school at Walter Hill School in Rutherford County then a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Bureau in Chattanooga where he was often heard on the radio. He retired after 40 years in 1982 with WWII time as a civilian hurricane forecaster on Swan Island in the Caribbean. His forecasts were credited with saving property and lives in a 1975 tornado in Cleveland, Tenn., and Bradley County.

An avid reader, lifelong student of science and teacher, over a lifetime he enjoyed 32 hobbies and was recognized with the Llewellyn Evans Astronomy Award in 2003, and was a licensed as an amateur radio operator KG4GJJ.

He became a Christian in 1932, and was a treasurer and Sunday school teacher at Shepherd Baptist Church. Later he attended Brainerd Church of Christ, all the while continuing a telephone prayer ministry to phone solicitors.

Many words describe him but intelligent, kind, generous and funny with a good sense of humor come to mind.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erlene Willard DeLay; Jesse Miller DeLay and Ercie Beulah Jones DeLay, parents; and Sally Dee Ann and Barbara Lee Ann Sliger, granddaughters.

Survivors include his children, Joe Don DeLay and wife, Kay, of Henderson, Tenn., Barbara Faye DeLay Sliger and husband, Robert, of Madisonville, Tenn., Sam J.L. DeLay and wife, Sarah, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Daphane DeLay Dickinson, and husband Eric Dickinson, of Birmingham, Ala., Cecile Sliger Wimberley and husband, Matthew, of Kingsport, Tenn., Katie and Joseph DeLay, of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren Cole and Spencer Dickinson, of Birmingham, Ala., and Michael Ayers Wimberley, of Kingsport.

The family would like to sincerely thank Ms. Lillie Henderson and Chattanooga Hospice for exceptional care.

Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. EDT Saturday in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Burial will be held 2 p.m. CDT Sunday in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Tenn.

The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. EDT Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Barnard Astronomical Society http://bas.chattanooga.net or to Hospice of Chattanooga.

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

Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Marie Euler

Marie E. Euler, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Nelma, Wis., to the late Wallace and Lucy Norris Cornwell.

Mrs. Euler was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the Maranatha Sunday School Class. She was also a member of Gideons International.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Marvin Euler; son, Dr. Steve Euler and his wife, Mary, of Chattanooga; daughter, Tammi Steward, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Dr. Steven Euler, of Dayton, Ohio; Peter (Laura) Euler, of Charleston, S.C., Katherine (Ben) Fisher, of Sale Creek, Elizabeth (Tommy) Dull, of Fayetteville, N.C., Taffi (Jeff) Davenport, of Lucerne, Tenn., Terri (Cory) Troyer, of Columbus, Ind., Evan Steward of Minneapolis, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Tabitha and Jacob Davenport, Bailie and McKenzie Dull and Taylor Fisher.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Harris Sturmer and the Rev. Bill Summers officiating.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 16041, Chattanooga, TN 37421; or Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 7815 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

Roy Fairbanks

Roy A. Fairbanks, 75, of Stryker, Ohio, passed away and was heaven bound Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

He was born Sept. 23, 1934, to James Taylor and Frances Bettis Fairbanks.

He was preceded in death by his dad, two brothers, Howard and Douglas Fairbanks; stepdad, Dewey Jordan; and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors in the Stryker, Ohio area include his wife, Collene; sons, Andy and Jeff; daughters, Pam, Marion, Melinda, Melissa, Marsha; several grandchildren and many friends.

Survivors in the Ooltewah area include his mama, Frances B. Jordan; brother, Bill Fairbanks; sister, Joyce Lawson; stepsisters, Frances E. Jordan, Margaret Dill; aunt, Alpha Combs; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Grisier Funeral Home and United Brethren Church, both of Stryker, Ohio.

Announcement by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel.

Mabel Finch

Mabel A. Finch, 90, of Soddy-Daisy, and formerly of Dalton, Ga., passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, B.J. and Fannie Haley, of Dalton; husband, Bill Finch; brother, Doyle Haley; and sisters, Frances Roberts and Kate Goodwin.

She was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church in Hixson.

Mabel is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Tom Harris, of Soddy-Daisy; grandchildren, Rodney Harris, of McCaysville, Ga., Connie and Mark Haman, of Hixson; great-grandchildren, Levi Harris and Aaron Harris, of Danville, Ky., Cameron Haman, Dylan Haman and Ryan Brooke Haman, of Hixson; sisters, Gracie Holland, Phoebe Whitfield and Helen Sheets; brother, Paul Haley; nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the staff at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center for all their care and support.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. David McNabb and the Rev. Charles Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home from 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Marsh Sr.

Kenneth Wayne Marsh Sr., 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 7, 2009 after a long fought battle with brain cancer.

He was loved dearly by so many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Born on Dec. 13, 1938, he was raised and resided in Hixson. Kenneth was a dedicated Christian and was a longtime member of Hixson First Baptist Church. He was also known by many as a jack of all trades. He was a brickmason and homebuilder for most of his life as well as a member of the Home Builders Association for many years. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, a private pilot and a classic car enthusiast. He was the most kind and generous person and his optimism was contagious throughout the last few years of his life.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Watt Marsh; father, Charles Marsh Sr.; and stepfather, Avery Watt.

Kenneth leaves behind his beloved wife of 52 years, Mary Jean Marsh; three children, Kenneth (Becky) Marsh Jr., of Soddy-Daisy, Judy (Jim) Altheide, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Tommy (Patty) Marsh, of Hixson; three siblings, Charles (Betty) Marsh Jr., Betty Sue (Jackie) Davidson, and Charlotte (Jack) Randles, all of Hixson; father-in-law, W.T Buckner, of Decherd, Tenn.; sister-in-laws, Rose (John) Stutz, of Hixson, and Kathy (Chip) Phillips, of Nashville. Six grandchildren, Brandi (Matt) Gowan, of Ooltewah, Danielle Altheide, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Hannah and Holly Marsh, of Hixson, Douglas Altheide, of Shelbyville, Tenn., and Derek Altheide, of Ottumwa, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Maddie Grace Gowan and Ariel Altheide. Also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the North Chapel with Pastor Joel Wood officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 9, and on Saturday from noon until the time of the service at the North Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Marsh, Chuck Marsh, Matt Gowan, J.P. Cardwell, Douglas Altheide, Eddie Davidson, Tracy Smith and Bill Pritchett.

A very special thanks to Dr. Gallagher, Dr. Streko and Dr. Schlabach of Chattanooga and Dr. Reardon at Duke University Hospital for all of the compassion they show toward their patients in times of grief.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University where you can make an online donation (www.cancer.duke.edu/btc/).

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

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

Dorothy Nave

Dorothy Miles Nave passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at the Martin-Boyd Christian Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Nave Sr.; and her son, Harold "Butch" Nave Jr.

She is survived by daughter, Sandra (Keith) Johnston, Ooltewah; daughter-in-law, Dianne Nave, Ringgold, Ga.; grandchildren, Dawn (Korey) Hood, Cincinnati, Ohio, Heather (Ronnie) Adams, Dunlap, Tenn., Hunter (Andrea) Johnston, Holly (Eric) Kittle, Ringgold, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Maria Johnston and Morgan Hood, Emma and Drew Adams and Hannah Johnston. Mrs. Nave is also survived by her loving Nave family members.

She was a bookkeeper working at Archer Paper Co., Vandsco Posters and the IBEW Credit Union, as well as with her husband at Harold Nave Co. When her husband was diagnosed at the age of 55 with Alzheimer's Disease she worked hard to keep him structured and functioning for 15 years before turning his care over to others. Mrs. Nave moved to the Martin-Boyd Christian Home in 2005 where for the next four years she enjoyed socializing with her friends and participating in many activities and outings.

Dorothy was a member of Tyner Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Minister John Cupp officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Martin-Boyd for their care especially the past few months. Also, thank you to the staff at Avalon Hospice for their care at end of life and to a very special nurse, Tyrone.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Martin-Boyd Christian Home, 6845 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 or Boyd-Buchanan School.

Paula Nunley

Paula Kilgore Nunley, 41, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Hixson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

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 locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Patricia Parris

Patricia Kathleen Parris, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Lookout Valley Church of the Nazarene. Her passion in life was being devoted to her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Beatrice Morgan; husband, Tommy Parris Sr.; and two brothers, William and Ed Morgan.

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Parris and Kathy Parris; three sons, Tom "Buster" Parris, Joseph Parris and Jimmy Parris, all of Chattanooga; brother, Oscar Morgan, of Trenton, Ga.; two sisters, Ianna Poe, of Soddy-Daisy, and Brenda Baumgardtel, of Utah; grandson, Richard Duane Parris; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Reid Sr. and the Rev. Joshua Fite officiating.

Burial will follow in Boydston Cemetery in Tiftonia.

The family will begin receiving friends all day today and prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Lem Reddick

Lem Reddick, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

Lem was born in Calhoun, Ga., and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a 1941 graduate of Chattanooga High School and served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army. Lem owned Lem's Body Shop in White Oak for many years, the Orange Hut Restaurant in Red Bank and Lem's Used Cars. He was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and was a member of the Alhambra Shrine.

Lem is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruby Bell Reddick; two sons, Lance (Pam) Reddick and Larry Reddick; five grandchildren, Tyler, Storey, McClain, Justin and Jordan Reddick; stepgrandchildren, Josh Reddick and LeAnn (Buddy) Gross; stepgreat-grandchildren, Jacob, Myles and Bella.

Services for Lem will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the North Chapel.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the North Chapel.

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

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

Gail Reed

Gail Holder Reed, of Georgetown, died on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at noon in Gamble Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Cornelius, the Rev. Ronnie Powell and the Rev. Gurney Beard officiating.

Interment will follow in Holder Memorial Cemetery at the church.

The family will receive friends at the church from 5-8 p.m. today, Oct. 9, and on Saturday for one hour before service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gamble Road Baptist Church Building Fund at 11703 Dolly Pond Road, Birchwood, TN 37308.

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

Corinne Silas

Corinne Spears Silas, of Chattanooga, lost her long battle with cancer early Friday morning, Oct. 2, 2009. She passed away in her sleep after spending the evening surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Douglas Spears, co-founder of the law firm Spears, Moore, Rebman and Williams.

Corinne was a graduate of Girls Preparatory School and Mount Vernon Junior College. She also attended Emerson College in Boston and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She is survived by her mother, Corinne Webb Spears, of Lookout Mountain; sister, Jean Spears Hallowes, of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; two children, William Spears Spurlock, of Chattanooga, Katherine Landis Spurlock, of Memphis; two grandchildren, Bryan Stewart Schwarz and Alexandra Landis Schwarz, of Memphis; a nephew, Bordon Rhea Hallowes, of N.Y.; and a niece, Suzanne Lynn Hallowes, of Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held today, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Sam Payne officiating.

Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service.

Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home.

Jeffery Sims

Jeffery Lee Sims, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at his residence.

Jeff was of the Baptist faith. He was a Tyner High School graduate, class of 1981. He will always be remembered for his loving kindness, laughter and the joy that he brought to everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Lee Sims Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Ada Francis and Charlie Sam Porter; and his paternal grandparents, Jonas and Carrie Sims.

He is survived by his mother, Fannie Porter Tramble; father, Willie (Shirley) Sims; special friend, Lisa Webb; son, Jeffery Lamar (Jermeisha) Sims; daughter, Shree Parrish; brothers, Noble (Azelia) Sims and Offord "Rudy" (Natalie) Sims; stepbrothers, Rodney and Randolf Gaines; stepsister, Veronica (Fred) Jackson; seven grandchildren, Jamarion, Jacquez, Jontae, Jakylah, Jakasia, Ashauna and Masiyah; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends; and two close friends, Byron McKinley and Clint Moore.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Paul officiating.

Interment in Highland Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon today with the family receiving friends from 7-8 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Grayling Strickland

Grayling Strickland, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009.

He was preceded in death by father, M.C. Strickland.

He leaves to cherish his memories, mother Mammie Strickland; sons, Eric and Fredginald Strickland; brother, Macker "Bo-Bo" Strickland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from noon-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 10, at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel.

Bill Valentine

James William "Bill" Valentine, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

He truly enjoyed life and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. He especially enjoyed the holiday seasons and supported the Tennessee Vols. He was retired from International Equipment Co. Bill was a lifelong member of Red Bank United Methodist Church and the Carver-Tarwater Sunday School Class. He served in World War II in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a "Lifetime" member of the Chattanooga Jaycees. He was an avid sports fan and coached several sports teams.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Dorothy B. Valentine; second wife, Nina T. Valentine; his parents, Charles and Ruby Valentine; sister, Helen Farley; and brother, Walter Valentine.

Left to cherish his memory are daughters: Marsha Wright, Pam (Al) Miller, and Gayla (Rick) Muckenthaler; step-children: Suzanna (Butch) Baker, and Joe (Carol) Timberlake; grandchildren, Keri (James) Hale, Brett and Pete Miller, Jenny and Kristi Muckenthaler, Leslie (Scott) Goulart, Beau and Bonnie Baker; two great-grandchildren.

Those who wish, memorials can be made to Red Bank United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund, 3800 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37415; or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lambert officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

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

The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Guy Westmoreland

Guy Allen "Red" Westmoreland, 47, of Hixson, departed this life Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Juanita Holland; siblings, Bill Yarbrough and Phyllis Lacy.

Guy loved and was loved by all who knew him.

Survivors include his children, Scotty Johnson, Meagan Hale; siblings, Donna Hardiman, Sharon Williams, Jan Jumper, Brenda Crowe, Gail Harris, Gwen Lovett, Debbie Kessler, Jimmie Sue Beason, Bobby Yarbrough, Ronnie Yarbrough; grandchildren, Eric, Cordell, Austin; special niece and nephew, Breanna, Braylen; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow in Payne's Gap cemetery in Flat Rock, Ala.

Family will receive friends after 1 p.m. today, and prior to the service Saturday.

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

TENNESSEE

Charles Clark

ENGLEWOOD - Charles Dewayne Clark, 62, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

Service is 8 p.m. today, Oct. 9, in the South Chapel, with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. prior.

Burial is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Green Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bordwine Funeral Home, Etowah.

Bonnie Dennis

ATHENS - Bonnie Mae Nipper Dennis, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at NHC Healthcare of Athens.

Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday chapel.

Burial Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday funeral home.

Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens in charge of the arrangements.

James Duncan

DECHERD - James "Lucius" Duncan, 88, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Shannondale Healthcare in Knoxville.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 10, at Decherd United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.

Interment will follow in Mount Garner Cemetery.

Moses Latham

BELVIDERE - Moses L. Latham, 102, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

Funeral was at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Chapel.

Doyle Phipps

COALMONT - Doyle Phipps, 81, died Wednesday Oct. 7, 2009.

He was born the oldest son of L.P. and Helen Sloan Phipps, who preceded him in death along with his niece, Rebecca Phipps Jones; and brother-in-law, Melvin Adams.

He was a partner in the L.P. Phipps and Son's Coal Co. He was a loving and caring son devoting much time to the care of his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Ruth Adams; brother, Dale (Polly) Phipps; niece, Melba (Jim) Delozier; and nephews, Steve and Roger (Lisa) Phipps.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel.

Burial to follow in Bonnie Oaks Cemetery.

Arrangements by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn.

George Walls

KIMBALL - George Walls, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

Survivors include wife, Dot Walls; son, George Walls Jr.; daughter, Nancye Walls; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Condolences: www.rogersfuneralhome.com.

Graveside services at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at Cumberland View Cemetery.

Lynn Woolbright-Asani

DAYTON - Lynn C. Woolbright-Asani, 50, formerly of Illinois, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Erlanger Hospital.

There will be no visitation or services.

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

GEORGIA

Joseph Cooney

TUNNEL HILL - The Rev. Joseph "P.J." Cooney, 83, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at a local hospital.

A resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area for the past 63 years, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served during WWII. Brother Cooney was called by God at the age of 42 and was ordained into God's service at Parker's Gap Baptist Church. He served faithfully as pastor of several Churches over the past 46 years. His first church was Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ringgold, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Wolffe Cooney; parents, Patrick and Alice Sheridan Cooney; daughter, Patricia Cooney Samples; and son-in-law, Miles Samples.

Brother Cooney was the youngest and the last of 10 children.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janis and Mike Orr, of Ringgold, Ga., and Rosemary and Charlie Smith, of Ringgold; six grandchildren, Jeremy (Amanda) Orr, Melissa Orr (Chris) Hannah, Jason (Jamie) Samples, Jack (Crystal) Samples, Kevin (Sandy) Smith, and Jody (Sherrie) Smith; 12 great-grandchildren, Madison, Amelia, Noah and Conrad Orr, Alex, Jillian, and Bryson Smith, Kryslin, Kaylee, Caleb, Christian and Breanna Samples; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Ringgold First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewey Boyd, the Rev. Bob Bagley and the Rev. Chuck Smith officiating.

Interment will follow at Parker's Gap Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

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

Robert Dyer

TRION - Robert "Gene" Dyer, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

Funeral services will be today, Oct. 9, 2009, at noon from Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment in West Hill Cemetery.

Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home has charge of services.

Bobby Fitzpatrick

LaFAYETTE - Bobby "Bob" Fitzpatrick, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

Funeral 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. B.W. "Skip" Mitchell and the Rev. Louise Elmore.

Interment: Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Raymond Horton

RINGGOLD - Raymond E. Horton, 67, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lillian Horton; and wife, Gloria Horton.

Survivors include his brothers, Robert and James Horton; sister, Myrtle Reynolds, all of Chattanooga; grandson, Dakota Miller, of Rossville; and special nieces and nephews, Leah, Tara, Brandy, Susan Jeff Horton; other nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Minister Carl Walker officiating.

Full military rites will be given by Chapter 203 of the V.V.A.

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

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

Elsie Parton

RINGGOLD - Elsie L. Evans Parton, 90, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Funeral services will be conducted today at noon in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Noah Yarber officiating.

Burial will follow in Ooltewah Cemetery.

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

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

James Roach

RINGGOLD - James Andrew Roach, 70, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his residence.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Shaw Industries where he worked for 31 years and was a member of Lakeview Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Faye Bivens Roach; parents, James and Marion Norman Roach; and son, Arthur Lee Roach.

He is survived by four children, Stacy (Andy) Roach, of Ringgold, Bonnie Lewis, of Ringgold, Tracey Johnson, of Ringgold, and Lisa Carter, of Chattanooga; two sisters, Virginia "Jenny" Grayhouse, of Fort Oglethorpe, and Mae Wilson, of Fort Oglethorpe; three brothers, Joe Roach, of Ringgold, Charles Roach, of Ringgold, and Pete Roach, of Fort Oglethorpe; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

The family will receive friends from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Carolyn Sargent

FORT OGLETHORPE - Carolyn June Sargent, 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Unity Baptist Church. Mrs. Sargent had worked with Ullenburg State Ring Co. where she was a precious stone setter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Gladys Finch Scheivelhud; and sister, Linda Kay Ervin.

Survivors are her husband, Raymond Sargent; daughter, Kathy (Michael) Robinson, East Brainerd; grandchild, Brandan Robinson, East Brainerd; brothers, Donald Scheivelhud, Columbia, S.C., Michael Scheivelhud, Fort Oglethorpe, and Larry Scheivelhud, LaFayette, Ga.; several and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Brother Bill Brown officiating.

Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with a dove release celebration.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Mary Smith

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN - Mary Aline Smith, 84, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at her home.

She was a lifelong resident of Durham community and was of the Baptist faith. Mary enjoyed watching movies and listening to music especially when her great grandsons played Blue Grass for her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Smith; parents, Sam Lusk and Lizzie Butcher; sisters, Lucille Gravitt, Lizzie Bell Thrift; and brother, Ralph Lusk.

Survivors include her son, Norman (Charlotte) Smith, of Lookout Mountain; daughters, Brenda (James) Little, of Flintstone, Nelda (David) McCullough, of Lookout Mountain, Deborah (Ronnie) Jenkins, of Chickamauga, Donna (Ricky) Harris, of Lookout Mountain; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. today, Oct. 9, 2009, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Lookout Mountain with the Rev. Cecil Gravitt officiating.

Family will receive friends from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. today.

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

Annie Thomas

GRAYSVILLE - Annie Lee Thomas, formerly of Graysville, passed away on the day of her 91st birthday, Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at the home of her granddaughter in Port Austin, Mich.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. David Sampson officiating.

Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

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

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

ALABAMA

Miles Allgood Jr.

MENTONE - Miles Clayton Allgood Jr. passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in Newport News, Va., at the age 91.

He was born on Jan. 28, 1918. He graduated from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in civil engineering. He retired to Mentone from Ocean City, Md., where he was city engineer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Congressman Miles Clayton and Willie Fox Allgood, of Mentone.

He is survived by one brother, Dr. William David Allgood, of Fort Payne, Ala.; and one sister, Mary Fox Boisseau, of Newport News, Va.; four nephews; and three nieces.

Burial in Valley Head Cemetery.

Levoy Horton

HIGDON - Levoy "Cricket" Horton, 65, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009.

Funeral services will be held noon CDT today in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Fuller Cemetery in Ider, Ala.

Visitation today 10 a.m.-noon. CDT.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.

Kerns Johnson

FYFFE - Kerns Johnson, 76, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in Shepards Cove Hospice.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 10, from Fyffe First Baptist Church.

Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Boaz, Ala.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. CDT today at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Brenda Smith

FLAT ROCK - Brenda Fleming Naymon Smith, 60, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Parkridge Medical Center.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Linda Naymon, Scottsboro; husband, Dale Smith, Flat Rock; mother, Claudine Fleming, Flat Rock; sister, Judy Johnson, Higdon; granddaughter, Alissa Naymon.

Funeral services will be at noon CDT Saturday, Oct. 10, at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Randy Taylor officiating and burial in Overlook Cemetery.

Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. CDT today.

Vena Tilley

SYLVANIA - Vena M. Tilley passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, in Dekalb Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CDT today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery.