Obituaries for February 10, 2010

Obituaries for February 10, 2010

February 10th, 2010 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Geneva Bouchard

Geneva F. Bouchard, 94, a 25 year resident of Signal Mountain, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Alexian Village.

She was an active member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raoul Bouchard; parents, Robert and Flossie Floyd; sisters, Delila Sanderson and Esther Mims; and brothers, Paul, Jennings and George Robert Floyd.

Survivors include her son, Paul J. Bouchard, of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Jonathan, Adam, Whitney and Scott; sister, Sarah Floyd, of Florence, S.C.; and nieces, Ann, Patricia and Janice.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Dudley officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Visit www.lanefh.com to send condolences.

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Andy Cranfield

James Anderson "Andy" Cranfield, of Hixson, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, after a brief illness. He was 85.

He was born in Rockwood, Tenn., and as a child his family moved to Middle Valley. He was a lifelong resident of Middle Valley and Hixson. He worked for Coca- Cola Co. and later was owner of Hixson Packing Co. for 25 years.

He graduated from Hixson High School in 1942. After school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II as a medical corpsman attached to the Marines. He participated in the invasions of several islands in the Pacific, including Iwo Jima. He was a member of the Alhambra Shrine, Hixson Masonic Lodge 727 and a former President of the Chattanooga Big Game Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Margaret; also by his parents, Franklin Earl Cranfield Sr. and Annie Smith; his brother, Franklin Earl "Buck" Cranfield Jr.; and sister, Elena Hixson.

He is survived by a son, Glen "Sparky" Campbell and his wife, Teresa, of Hixson; daughter, Cindy (Linda) Campbell, of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; grandchildren, Michelle (Matt) McBrien, of Hixson, and Brian (Joccelyn) Campbell, of Raleigh, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Derrek McBrien and Dylan McBrien, of Hixson; nieces, Sis Jackson, Vonda Brasier and Pat Cook; and several other nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Dean officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.

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

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

Idella Davis

Idella Bell Davis passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, in a local hospital.

She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Florine Bell; husband, Howard Davis; daughter, Montzella T. Buggs; sister, Patricia B. Williams; brother, Gillray L. Gates Sr.; and nephew, Gillray L. Gates Jr.

Survivors includes son, Mack L. Russell Sr.; daughter, Debra T. Hill; grandchildren, Tasha Tigner, Tricia Tigner, Tequila Buggs, Ronnie Bradford Jr., Marcus L. Russell and Mack L. Russell Jr.; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vashti McDonald, Mae (Calvin Woods) and Sandra (Franklin Rice); brothers, Edward L. Gates and Cleveland (Renna Bell), all of Chattanooga, Leon (Barbara Ann Bell), of Murfreesboro, Tenn., the Rev. Charlie Bell, Leroy Bell and John Bell, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.

Funeral services will be noon Thursday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Floyd Whiteside officiating.

Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Family will receive friends today from 6 to 7 p.m. at Trammell Chapel of Hardwick Funeral Home.

Hardwick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hayes Garland

Hayes Garland, 93, of East Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in a local health care facility.

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

Kevin Gregory

Kevin William Gregory, 34, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in a local hospital.

Mr. Gregory was an electrician with ECI Industrial for the past five years. He was a member of Dixon's Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dixon Springs, Tenn.

He is survived by his parents, Roger and Barbara Gregory, Chattanooga; brother, Eric Gregory and his wife, Kristin, Chattanooga; niece, Callie Gregory; and nephew, Will Gregory.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home.

Mr. Gregory will be taken to Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd., Hartsville, TN 37074, for a service at 1 p.m. CST Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.

Interment will follow in Dixon Springs Cemetery, Dixon Springs, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60642-2642.

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

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Sybil Harmon

Sybil Beggs Harmon, 83, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today at the North Chapel.

Services for Sybil will be held at 1 p.m today at the North Chapel with the Rev. Glen Huguenin officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sybil's name to Berean Baptist Church, 441 Berean Lane, Hixson, TN 37343.

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

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

Bobby Holloway

Bobby Holloway, 73, of Jonesville, Mich., formerly of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.

He was born in Soddy-Daisy and went to Church of God of Prophecy.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mayme Holloway; brothers, Buck, Red, Rev. Oscar Jr., George and Jacky Holloway; and sisters, Alice Smith and Barbara Fisher.

He is survived by his sons, Harold (Lynne) Holloway, Kenny (Darlene) Holloway, Paul (Theresa) Holloway and Everett (Emma) Holloway; sisters, Mary (Ed) Dent, Faye Spicer and Betty (James) Ables; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Announcement is by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy.

Rev. Richard Key II

The Rev. Richard Key II, 33, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, in his sleep at his home in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

Richard was president and CEO of After His Heart Ministries Inc., http://afterhisheartministries.blogspot.com. He served as Director of Athletics and Community Relations at the West Nairobi School, http://www.westnairobi school.org.

Richard is survived by his wife, Shauna; parents, Deborah and Dr. Michael Chitwood and Richard (Kyra) Key; sister, Julie Meadows; nieces, Alexis, Madison and Jayla; and grandmothers, Martha Fields and Esther Key.

The couple had previously resided in Mesa, Ariz. Richard was a graduate of the University of Phoenix and the International House of Prayer, Kansas City.

The family will receive friends at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Thursday, Feb. 11, 4-8 p.m.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at Grace Church of the Nazarene Friday Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The pallbearers are Jason Davis, Jeremiah Lasyone, Matt Cook, Jack Keefe Jr., Stu Vogel and Stanley Wagner.

The family requests that any memorials be made to After His Heart Ministries Inc., 3811 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37415. The ministry will continue to promote Richard's dream for Kenya and the West Nairobi School.

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

Arrangements will be through the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Dorothy Maddux

Dorothy M. Maddux, 101, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.

Dorothy was born on Aug. 16, 1908, in Dayton, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Ross R. Maddux, and her infant son, Conard Ross Maddux.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte M. Frost; son-in-law, Jack L. Frost; grandson, Steven L. Frost (Lisa); granddaughter, Susan F. Bishop (Mike); great-granddaughter, Amy F. Haddock (John); great-grandsons, Jonathan D. Frost (Lindsey), David M. Bishop, William J. Bishop and Benjamin R. Bishop; and great-great-grandchildren, Charlotte Ann Haddock, Eli Haddock, Laney Frost and Sally Frost.

Dorothy was the oldest living member of White Oak Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years. She was a faithful member serving her church and community until her declining health prevented her from doing so.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at White Oak Baptist Church with Dr. John Franklin and Dr. Tony Wilson officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from noon until 1:30 p.m. today at the church.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to White Oak Baptist Church, 310 Memorial Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37415.

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

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

Lucile Mitchell

Lucile P. Mitchell, 85, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.

She retired from Erlanger hospital.

She was preceded in death by husband, James O. Mitchell Sr.; son, Sam; and parents, Sam and Sophia Pouncy.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son, James O Michell Jr.; daughters, Dorothy Piersaul, Lora (Napoleon) Dawson, Lily (Daryl) Leslie, JoAnna (Tetzel) Tillery and Gladys Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of special relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Greater Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald Poindexter officiating.

The body will lie in state after noon today and one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

Tracy Parch

Tracy M. Porch Parch, 42, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.

She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include mother, Mary King; father, Sammuel Stokes; son, Joseph Earl Fields; daughter, Karafari Sheree Fields; brothers, Barry Porch, James and Jason King; three uncles; longtime companion and caregiver, Billy Wilson; special friend, Sylvia Crothern; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, noon at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel with, Dr. C.L. Douglas officiating and the Rev. Jesse Porch assisting.

Family will be receiving friends today, Feb. 10, 2010, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel.

Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Charlie Pasley

Charlie Pasley, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his residence.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from U.S. Pipe & Foundry.

Survivors: son, Michael Pasley; daughter, Vickie Cooper; three grandchildren, Michelle Pasley, Chris Cooper and James Cooper; sister-in-law, Letha Pasley, of Louisville, Ky.; caregivers, Millas Witt and Betty Raye Jackson; special friend, Mildred Jones, all of Chattanooga; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Graveside: Friday (time to be announced) in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The body will lie in state today from noon to 9 p.m. and also Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.

Dennie Townson

Dennie "Pappy" Townson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at his home.

He attended Center Grove Baptist Church. Dennie has been retired for 20 years after working in the Moving Industry for more than 30 years. During that time he owned and operated D&M and American Moving & Storage in Chattanooga. Dennie and his wife would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in September of this year.

He was preceded in death by his father, Audie Townson; mother, Nora Townson; and brother, James Townson.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Townson; two sons, Mike (Joyce) Townson, of Bryant, Ala., and Jeff (Susan) Townson, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Zack Townson, Matthew Townson, Amber Renner and Christopher Adams; brothers, Luther (Billie) Townson, of Ider, Ala., Ed (Carolyn) Townson, of Chattanooga, and Bill (Mary) Townson, of Sylvania, Ala.; sister, Joyce (W.C.) Buttram, of Sylvania, Ala.; sister-in-law, Claudine Townson, of Ider, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Hulsey officiating.

Pallbearers will be Phil Townson, Steve Townson, David Townson, Heath Townson, Christopher Adams and Gerald Palmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zack Townson and Matthew Townson.

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

Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday and from 9:30 to 11:30 Friday at the funeral home.

TENNESSEE

Rebecca Butler

SOUTH PITTSBURG -- Rebecca Ann Knight Butler, 73, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Butler was a lifelong resident of South Pittsburg where she was a member of Richard City Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was the owner and operator of Becky's Beauty Shop in South Pittsburg for 39 years, and she was also a CNA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. Butler; parents, Dero and Nettie Pearl Knight; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Bruce Belk; three grandchildren, Jamie, Dakota and Preston Belk, all of South Pittsburg; one brother; several sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

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

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. CST at Richard City Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cliff Hudson officiating.

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

Bobby Cook

ATHENS -- Bobby Lee Cook, 60, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at his residence.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m Friday at McMinn Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.

Peggy Haltermann

WHITWELL -- Peggy J. Haltermann, 56, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010.

Survivors include daughters, Honey Thompson, Janisha Haltermann; sisters, Maggie Rush, Vergina Lee and Patricia Harber; brothers, James Rush and William Rush; and four grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jim Troyer officiating.

Sgt. Major Cecil Hatfield

CLEVELAND -- Sgt. Major Cecil Ray "The Hat" Hatfield, 70, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.

He was born in Chattanooga to the late John and Viola Hatfield. He also was preceded in death by his brother, David Franklin Hatfield; daughter, Diana Lynn Hatfield; and first wife, Doris May Hatfield.

Cecil played college football at Auburn University, Navy, and walked on with the Oakland Raiders, where he played for a short time before he answered the call and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he once again went back to war and fought in the Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom, where he received injuries that forced him to retire.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Samples, of Cleveland; children, Donna Rhodes-Woody, of Harrison, Pamela Hodgson and Michael Samples, both of Cleveland, Ike Samples Jr., of Tallahassee, Fla.; siblings, Jim "Ed" Hatfield, of Glenburnie, Md., Floral "Cricket" Boykin and Arthur Hatfield, both of York, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held noon Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in the chapel with the military chaplain officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full honors.

Family will receive friends all day today and prior to the service Thursday.

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

Chris Henry Sr.

WHITWELL -- Robert Christopher Henry Sr., 46, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.

Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hobson and Mildred Walling, Carl and Louise Henry.

Left to cherish his memories sons, Robert Christopher Henry Jr., of Sequatchie, and David Allen Henry, of Jasper; mother, Alice Walling Morgan, of South Pittsburg; and father, Tony Joe Henry, of Tiftonia.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 10.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the funeral home chapel.

Interment to follow Cumberland View in Kimball.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 898, Whitwell, TN 37397.

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

Terry Hood

SPRING CITY -- Terry Gail Hood, 58, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Parkridge Medical Center.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Claude Pendergrass and the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.

Interment will be in Spence Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home.

Raymond Webb

ETOWAH -- Raymond "Larry" Webb, 59, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Woods Memorial Hospital.

Funeral service is at 11 a.m. today in the chapel.

Burial will be in Tranquility Cemetery.

Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGIA

Timothy Adams

SUMMERVILLE -- Timothy Delong "Tim" Adams, 51, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the West 5th Street Church of Christ with Brother John Lewis officiating.

Interment will be in Ami Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton.

Bryan Bates

SUWANEE -- Bryan Allen Bates, 45, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at his church.

Service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the South Chapel with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. prior.

Burial will be from 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Green Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah.

Pete Cooper

DALTON -- F.L. "Pete" Cooper, 82, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m Friday from True Gospel Pentecostal Church.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Center Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Bonnie Flarity

ROSSVILLE -- Bonnie Ruth Flarity, 80, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in Smithville, Tenn., after an extended illness in the presence of her family.

She was born April 29, 1929, and lived a very long and happy life in Rossville. She worked at the Crystal Springs Bleachery for several years and then retired in 1994 from NHC as a Care Giver after more than 21 years of service.

She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Omey Hix; two brothers, William and Homer "Bud" Hix; sister, Geneva Hix; two husbands, John Flarity and Ed Bailey; son, Ricky Flarity; daughter, Linda Hughes; and great-granddaughter, Melissa Espy.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Mangrum and Kathy Easton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Doyle (Cindy) Flarity, Donald Flarity and Ronald (Jeanette) Flarity; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and her companion, Precious.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

Burial will follow in Old Trion Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. today and prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Phyllis Hogg

MENLO -- Phyllis Coreen Hogg, 76, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.

Survivors: children, Tim Hogg, Marc Hogg, Dale Hunter and Tammy Haygood; sister, Jo Ann Cavin; brothers, Bud Gilley and Billy Gilley; and three grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Mason Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m. today.

Sibyl Jackson

ROSSVILLE -- Sibyl Mae Jackson, 92, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

Funeral service is today at 3:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Bill Proctor and the Rev. Roy Gross officiating.

Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

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

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

Thomas King

RINGGOLD -- Thomas William King, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.

He grew up in Huntsville, Ala., and was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Mr. King was CEO/Manager of the Catoosa County Teachers Federal Credit Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors of his life, Elaine Swanger King; his daughters, Kristin King, Erin King and Megan King, all of Birmingham, Ala.; parents, James and Jean King, Huntsville; brothers, James King, Villa Rica, Ga., and Johnny King, Huntsville, Ala.; sisters, Jeanette Chaney, Decatur, Ala., Margie Rodriguez, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mary Jane King, Douglasville, Ga.; and his extended family, Todd (Cathy) Swanger, Canton, Ga., Jill Swanger, Haley and Whitney Swanger.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Father Liam Coyne officiating. The body will be taken to Huntsville, Ala., for interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 519 East Fourth St., Chattanooga, TN 37403, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

D.L. Page

TRENTON -- Douglas Lamar "D.L." Page, 65, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mildred Page; brothers, Archie Page and Freeman Page; and sisters, Mabeline Page and Betty Page.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Page; three sons and wives, Charles (Manuele) Page, Joe (Donna) Page and Douglas (Christine) Page; daughter, Mildred Page; two brothers, Jim Page, Larry Page; four sisters, Josaphine Frasher, Margaret Suphin, Ann Kinsey and Charlsie Shrader; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion in Trenton.

Arrangements are by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

Jewell Rhinehart

RINGGOLD -- Jewell Katherine Master Rhinehart, 85, passed peacefully away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at her residence.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was a member of Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle and a former employee of Man Power. Jewell was a loving and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Rhinehart; parents, Leonard and Annie Master; two sisters, Gertrude Master and Margaret Rogers; and two brothers, Rueben and John Lee Master.

She is survived by her son, Terry (Leona) Rhinehart, of Ringgold; daughter, Janice Hulgan, of Ringgold; brother, Dewey Master, of Chattanooga; sister, Betty Bogozan, of Douglasville, Ga.; three granddaughters, Karen (Dan) Sims, Cindy (Jarrod) Grant and Christy (John) Watson; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harold Howell officiating.

Interment will follow at New Liberty Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday until funeral time at the funeral home.

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneral home.com.

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

Socorro Roco

TRENTON -- Socorro Roco, 84, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.

She attended Calvary Baptist Church, and was a member of the Dade Co. Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose C. Roco.

She is survived by seven children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EST Saturday in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Wallace officiating.

Interment will be in Trenton Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.

Dr. Homer Smith

ROSSVILLE -- Dr. Homer Smith, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Liberty Baptist Church, Chickamauga, Ga., with Pastor Chris Staub, Pastor Mike Keenan, Pastor Mike Collingwood, Pastor Charlie Andrews, Pastor Rick Ball and Rudy Stembridge officiating.

Entombment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with full military honors.

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

The family will receive friends from 11 to 1 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Vivian Townsend

ROSSVILLE -- Vivian Lynn Townsend, 73, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.

She was born in Chattanooga on April 2, 1936, and was a lifelong resident of Rossville. A devoted Christian woman and a shut in member of Moriah Baptist Church.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Townsend; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Will A Lynn; brother, Barney Lynn; and infant sister June Lynn.

She is survived by her brothers, Paul Lynn (Frida), C.W. Lynn; sisters, Dorothy Wallin, Willie Faye Early (Gene); sister-in-law, Wilma Sizemore; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Randy Lynn, Brother Jay Walthour and Brother Gene Early officiating.

Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 10, 2010, all day Thursday and prior to the service Friday.

The family wishes to thank the staff at N.H.C. Fort Oglethorpe for their loving kindness to "Ms. Vivian" along with the Hospice of Chattanooga staff. God Bless you all.

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

Stanley Willingham

SUMMERVILLE -- Stanley Moore "Stan" Willingham, 51, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

Funeral: today, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Greenhills Memory Garden.

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Ed Wooten

TRENTON -- Robert Edward Wooten, 68, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

He was a truck driver for Sequatchie Concrete and was a music lover. He played many different instruments and played with several local bands including bluegrass, country and gospel bands.

He was preceded in death by his parents, B I and Pearlie Wooten; his brother, Johnny Wooten; and sister, Eva Mae Summerford.

Survivors include Margaret Black Wooten; three daughters, Tonya Black, Velvet Fitzsimmons and Darlene Hamilton; son, Steve Tourigney; three sisters, Luis Robertson, Linda McLeod, Gloria Parker; two brothers, Raymond Wooten, Willard Wooten; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday in Trenton Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation 6-9: p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Margaret Wooten for medical expenses.

Arrangements are by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

ALABAMA

Ralph McCarson

FLAT ROCK -- Jessie Ralph McCarson 69, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Huntsville Hospital.

Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Wayne McCarson; son, Sammy McCarson, Stevenson; sisters, Johnnie Chisenall, Tenna Hawes and Carlene Curtis, all of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Jake, Courtney, Emily, Carrie, Ashley and Tasha; and great-grandchild, Paisley.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Oren Whitley officiating.

Burial to follow in Maxwell Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m CST today.

Jack Smith

RAINSVILLE -- Jack Smith, 80, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. CST from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST.

OTHER AREAS

W.L. Mullens

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- W.L. Mullens, 75, passed away in peace Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, with his loving family at his bedside.

His family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Haigh-Black Funeral Home, 167 Vining Court, Ormond Beach.

A private service with internment following will be held for the family Friday.

Mr. Mullens was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Rossville to parents Mary Stallings and Joseph W. Mullens. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Chattanooga, where he also met his beloved wife, Barbara, of 49 years. W.L. taught for two years in Hamilton County, Tenn., prior to following Barbara to Ormond Beach. They were married in the chapel on the campus of the University of Chattanooga in 1960.

Mr. Mullens began his career in education in Volusia County as a teacher at North Ridgewood and Hurst Elementary Schools. His first appointment as a school principal came at Riverview Elementary. He was later appointed to become the first principal of Tomoka Elementary School. He left Tomoka to serve as an elementary school supervisor of Volusia County before returning to his first love, Tomoka School, for a second term as principal. He retired in 1991 after serving in Volusia County for 31 years. Mr. Mullens was a distinguished educator, recognized as Outstanding Young Educator from the Greater Ormond Beach Jaycees in 1971, and Volusia County School Principal of the Year in 1988. Tomoka School was recognized as one of Florida's Top 21 Distinguished Elementary Schools 1988, and was also a finalist in the United States Elementary School Recognition Program in the same year. He served as president of the Halifax Teacher's Federal Credit Union; served for many years on the Board of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, accrediting schools throughout the Southeastern United States; and served as president of the local Association for Early Childhood Education. Mr. Mullens has left a legacy of excellence and genuine love for his students and teachers that is widely remembered nearly 20 years after his retirement. W.L.'s passion was gardening, which he developed into a second career as a landscaper and plant nursery owner. He will be remembered most in this community for his unusual sense of social responsibility, love and compassion for others. He never ever failed to help someone in need, nor met a person who was not instantly his friend.

W.L.'s happiest days were those spent with his family that he loved so deeply, his wife, Barbara; son, Richard, and his wife Sherrill, Jacksonville; daughter, Kimberly Corso, and her husband, David, Orlando; and grandchildren, Jordan, Olivia, Tucker and Lily. He is survived by his sisters, Sarah Wethers and Frances Smith, Rossville; sister, Lucille Pennington, Tampa; and brothers, Boyd and Bill Mullens, Rossville.

Memorial donations may be made to Tomoka Elementary School, 999 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174, in care of Julie Johnson.