Obituaries for September 7, 2009

Obituaries for September 7, 2009

September 7th, 2009 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Doris Bain

Doris June Bain, 71, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was an active member of First Calvary Baptist Church and was the church clerk. She was a longtime employee of the city of Chattanooga and Cambridge Hall. She had been a member of the Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi, a 1955 graduate of Central High School and a 1978 graduate of Chattanooga State.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gene R. Autry; and two brothers, Kenneth Neal and Richard "Dickie" Workman.

Survivors: husband, J.D. Bain; three daughters, Gina (Jake) Yoder, Signal Mountain, Karen (Buddy) Reeves, Soddy-Daisy, Robin (Mike) Purcell, Dickson, Tenn.; one son, Steve (Carmen) Autry, Chattanooga; one sister, Martha Willmon, Chattanooga; three brothers, Jody Neal, Ronnie Workman and Eddie Workman, all of Chattanooga; two grandsons, Heath Autry and Hayden Jeffery; five granddaughters, Rebecca Yoder Moss, Hailey Reeves, Jennifer Yoder Griffith, Bonnie Yoder and Hannah Jeffery; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Calvary Baptist Church, 300 Bell Ave., Chattanooga, with Brother Al Eddy and Brother Terry Steil officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at First Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.

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

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

Leo Harner

Leo E. Harner, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009.

The family will receive friends from 1:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel, followed by a procession to National Cemetery where services for Leo will be held at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Mills officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 104 McBrien Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

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

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

Esther Herren

Esther Welborn Herren, beloved mother, nana and aunt, of Higdon, Ala., and a former resident of Chattanooga Valley for many years, passed peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.

She was born on Oct. 30, 1928, to the late Jones and Mamie Welborn of Henagar, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Herren; daughter, Patricia Mount; and grandson, Shane McCullion.

She is survived by sons, James Herren, of Higdon, and Bill (Beth) Herren, of Pegram, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brian Mount, of Higdon, John Herren, of Nashville, Dr. Jenny Herren, of Boston, Mass., Jill (Steve) Rich, of Washington, D.C., Jacob Herren, of Nashville, Jenny Cooper, of Cleveland, Tenn., and Tad Cooper, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sister, Wilma Wilson, of Pisgah, Ala.; devoted niece, Beverly Haggard, of Higdon; longtime family friend, Michael (Jessica) Ellis, of Flat Rock, Ala.; and several other nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and from 11-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wann Funeral Home, St. Elmo.

Hilda King

Hilda King, 83, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Personal and professional services entrusted to Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Bill Knighton

Bill D. Knighton, 80, of East Brainerd, passed away on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009.

Bill was born in Tracy City, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He retired from Sears with many years of service. Bill was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church. He was an avid dancer and loved singing and dancing with the Red Bank Senior Citizens. Bill was a member of the Breakfast Club at Hardee's on East Brainerd Road.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rossie Elizabeth Knighton; parents, Walt and Estele Knighton; siblings, Charles Knighton, Frances Dyer, Alma Richards and Johnny Knighton.

Bill is survived by his sister, Lois Haskins; special friend, Grace Fults; niece, Patsy Knighton Roy; great-niece, Darla Roy Blazek; and several other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 -10 a.m. on Wednesday at the East Brainerd Chapel.

Services for Bill will be held at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday at the East Brainerd Chapel with Dr. Richard Mason officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday at Tracy City Cemetery, Tracy City, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Brainerd Hills Baptist Church, 6611 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421; or to your favorite charity.

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

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

Lorna McMahan

Lorna McMahan, 82, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009.

She loved the Lord and she was dedicated to her family. She taught a Sunday school couples class at Brainerd Baptist Church for 10 years prior to moving to Spring City, Tenn., where she taught another couples class at the First Baptist Church for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson Brown, of Chattanooga; and her sisters and their husbands, Dr. and Mrs. E.C. Haskell and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney L. Scruggs.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, William McMahan; and her two sons, William M. McMahan, of Chattanooga, and James M. McMahan, of Russellville, Ark. She is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held with the immediate family on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, and was officiated by the Rev. Ronald Ragon.

Arrangements were with the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Nancy Newman

Nancy Bell Hart Newman, 99, the last member of the original Hixson family, founders of the town of Hixson, got her birthday wish to go home when she passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 2009, after celebrating her birthday with her family and friends on Saturday.

She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Middle Valley and was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy Hart and Archie Newman; and daughter, Lou Clayton.

She had commented that in 99 years she had seen a lot of changes and remembered all of them. Of all the things that failed, her memory had not. She often delighted in delivering the details of her grandchildren's childhood highlights to their spouses. It gave great pleasure to have family around her, to cook for them, to console them in a time of need, to give advice in times of trouble, and most of all, love them when they needed it most.

She was a daughter of the earth, toiling daily to plant and tend to her garden which gave her the most comfort and pleasure. We will miss her, but knowing that she is where she wants to be makes us happy and that she is finally at peace. We love you, "Maw Maw."

Surviving family members include her sons, Leroy and Betty Hart, Arthur and Naomi Hart; son-in-law, Charles Clayton; and stepdaughter, Catherine Branham; grandchildren, Ronnie and Sherry Hart, Michael and Martha Hart, Charles Hart, Kim and David Allen, Ken and Vickie Clayton, Kathy and Gary Newby, Judy and Tim Wilson, Dale Hart, Douglas Hart, Tammy and Billy Lewis, Glenda and Allen Lewis, Kathryn and Brian Gillis; 23 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Darryl Duggar officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Friendship Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Chattanooga, 165 Hamm Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405.

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

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

Mary Ann Pence

Mary Ann Pence, 67, of Hixson, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at her residence.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

John Powell

John Powell, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at his residence.

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

Don Williams

Donald Ray Williams, 59, of Sale Creek, passed away on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident.

Don was born in Fort Payne, Ala., to the late Velma and Thamar Williams.

He served our country during the Vietnam era in the Navy on the USS Enterprise. Don received his accounting degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was currently employed with Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe as director of information services.

Don was an avid fisherman, loved his sport bike and was a member of the Hayabusa.org, a motorcycle organization.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Verna Hurst.

Don is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sherry Sanders Williams; three children, Patrick (Brittany) Williams, Chris Williams and Kaitlin Williams; granddaughter, Lillian Williams; siblings, Charles (Ethel) Williams, Joel Rhonell "Roe" (Rexine "Carolyn") Williams, Winford Williams and Margaret (Winston) Ledbetter; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the North Chapel.

Services for Don will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the North Chapel with Chaplain Pat Davis officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with military honors. Members of the Hayabusa.org will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Contributions may be made in Don's name to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 (800) 227-2345; or to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org or (800) 342-2383.

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

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

Ernestine Williams

Ernestine Wineree Williams, 86, of Ooltewah, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.

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

TENNESSEE

Ruby Boring

PIKEVILLE -- Ruby Boring, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Boring; parents, Hobert and Sally Cagle Humble; brothers, James, Eugene, Bill, Jack and Arnold Humble; infant brother, Thomas Humble.

Survivors include daughters, Sarah Maxine (Mickey) Harwood, Pikeville, Mary (Bill) McArthur, Chattanooga; son, Eddie (Connie) Roberts, Pikeville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Hammond, Hixson, Josephine Turner, Pikeville.

Services will be at 3 p.m. CDT today in Collier Cemetery with Brother L.J. Reel officiating.

A special thanks to Judy Roberts, Mary Johnson, and hospice of Chattanooga.

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

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

Margaret Kidd

ETOWAH -- Margaret Ann Kidd, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the South Chapel.

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. prior to the service.

Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clark's Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Tenn.

Bordwine Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Michael Mitchell

DECATUR -- Michael Ray Mitchell, died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. today, Sept. 7, 2009, in Bowers Funeral Home chapel.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sewee Creek Cemetery.

Visitation from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Watson

HUNTLAND -- Ruby Mae Watson, 87, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009.

Funeral service at 11 a.m. CDT today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, Tenn.

Burial in Russell Cemetery.

GEORGIA

Mike Davis

RINGGOLD -- Mike Davis, 56, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at his home.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery.

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

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

Charles Hise Sr.

CHICKAMAUGA -- Charles Leon Hise Sr., 77, passed away at his home on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

He was of the Baptist faith and a former member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Charles was a lifelong resident of the Kensington, Ga., and Chickamauga areas who loved to work on antique cars, garden and woodwork. He served his country in the U.S. Army before retiring from Combustion Engineering after 31 years of service in 1988.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lee and Willie Catherine Hise.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Elizabeth Hise, of Chickamauga; daughter, Kelly (Waylon) Stone; son, Charles Leon Hise Jr., of Chickamauga; sisters, Shirley (Bo) Brock, of Chickamauga, Nancy (Shelton) Fowler, of Atlanta, Martha (Johnny) Carroll, of Chickamauga, and Peggy (Ralph) Sanders, of Birmingham, Ala.; grandson, Charles Blake Hise, of Chickamauga; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Chickamauga City Cemetery with Brother Terry Burns officiating.

The family will receive friends after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Chickamauga Chapel.

Kenneth Holland

TRENTON -- Kenneth "Bogus" Holland, 57, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Alice Holland; eight brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include three brothers, Eddie Holland, Soddy-Daisy, Patrick Holland, Hixson, Tony Holland, Lebanon, Tenn.; two sisters, Brenda Webster, Pisgah, Ala., Tillie Holland, Chattanooga; 11 nieces and nephews, Stephanie, T.J., Reannon, Hannah, Tina, Gloria, Bubby, Brittany, Shania, Crystal, Nick.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Trenton Chapel with Alfred Holland officiating.

Burial will follow in Payne's Gap Cemetery.

Visitation 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

Charles House

LaFAYETTE -- Charles House, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Crestlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Lemons officiating.

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

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette Chapel.

Ray Perkins Jr.

SUMMERVILLE -- Ray Perkins, Jr. died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

Graveside service and Interment will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation today from noon until 1:30 p.m.

Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home has charge of services.

Shirley Rabdeau

MENLO -- Shirley Rabdeau, 60, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009.

Survivors are stepson, Steven Glenn; brothers, Wiley Smith, George Smith, Albert Smith Jr.; sisters, Lula Gentry, Inez Brown, Leona Prince, Minnie Smith, Betty Wentz, Beth Wentz, Carolyn Hanks, nieces and nephews.

Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Mason Funeral Home.

Interment in Macedonia Cemetery.

Visitation today 6-8 p.m.

Gwendolyn Thomas

CHATSWORTH -- Gwendolyn Hawkins Thomas, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

ALABAMA

Betty Fricks

GERALDINE -- Betty Elizabeth Patterson Fricks, 100, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CDT today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow in Geraldine Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

OTHER AREAS

Cathy Griffin

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Catherine "Cathy" Dianne Griffin, 39, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at her home.

She was the daughter of Elaine Griffin, of Chattanooga, and Ron Griffin of Kansas City, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jack Thompson, of Chattanooga.

Cathy was a native of Chattanooga and earned her college degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the fields of environmental science, biology, chemistry and mathematics. She worked as an environmental, health and safety manager at Steward Inc. for 15 years.

Her love of art became her focus while undergoing cancer treatments and she refocused her energies on her photography and jewelry designs.

Other survivors include her grandmother, Louise Thompson, of Chattanooga; grandparents, Billy and Catherine Griffin, of Athens, Ala.; aunts and uncles, David and Sheila Thompson, of Ringgold, Ga., Joe and Judy Jackson, of Florence, Ala., Tim and Sue Griffin, of Athens Ala., and Mark and Terri Griffin, of Athens, Ala.

Cathy formerly interned with the Chattanooga Nature Center. Because of her love of animals and nature, memorial contributions may be made to the Chattanooga Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419 (www.chattanooganaturecenter.org); or to the MaryEllen Locher Foundation, P.O. Box 4032, Chattanooga, TN 37405. (http://www.maryellenlocherfoundation.org).

A memorial service in Chattanooga for Cathy will be announced at a later date.

Nelson Funeral Home, Williamsburg, is in charge of arrangements.