Obituaries for January 1, 2010

Obituaries for January 1, 2010

January 1st, 2010 in Obituaries

HAMILTON COUNTY

Mabel Brown

Mabel Leslie Brown, 87, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Franklin Leslie and Harry Leslie; husband, Jim Brown Jr.; sisters, Corine Howard, Birdie Ponds, and Lucinda Vance; brothers, George Leslie and Alvin Leslie; son, Willie Brown and George Lee Brown Sr.; granddaughter, Kinetura Brown; great-grandson, Quintarius Vaughn.

She leaves to cherish her memory five children, Vera Brown, Cardean Brown, Jim (Sarah) Brown III, Gwendolyn Harris and Annette (James) Mathis, all of Chattanooga; devoted granddaughter, Cassandra Brown McKeldin, of Atlanta; 22 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lizzie Mae Garth; two daughters-in-law, Ethel Brown and Carol Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in the funeral home chapel.

Interment: Highland Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Virginia Brown

Virginia Brown, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.

Mrs. Brown was born in Chattanooga, in 1921 to the late Ray "Styx" and Mary VanDerCammen. She was a graduate of Central High School and McKenzie Business School and was employed at Standard Coosa Thatcher for many years. She was also a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church where she was involved for many years in various areas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles James Brown.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy (Jim) Hudson and Carol (Gary) Bradford; grandchildren, Jeff English, Derek (Becky Cope) English, Nick (Dr. Elizabeth) Bradford, Jeremy and Joel Bradford; and great-granddaughter, Eason English and Abby Tackett.

Memorial donations may be made to Jones Memorial UMC, Hospice of Chattanooga, or the American Alzheimer's Association.

Graveside services will be private.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Jones Memorial UMC, 4131 Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412, with Rev. Lee Byrd and Dr. J. David Tabor officiating, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

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

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

Frances Bryant

Frances Louise Hennessee Bryant, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Bryant owned and operated Cleveland Express with her husband Sonville Isaac "S.I." Bryant until their retirement. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cleveland where she taught Sunday School Class for over 15 years and served on the building committee when the church built a new facility.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Clarence and Minnie Lee Morgan Hennessee; husband, S.I. Bryant; brother, Raymond Hennessee; sisters, Minnie Lee Bowman Billingsley, Ruth Pyle, and Edith Graham.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Bryant Reilly, Chattanooga; son, Steven Isaac Bryant and wife, Carolyn, Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Brian David Reilly, Nashville; Kelly Reilly Bishop and husband Collins, Chattanooga TN; David I. Bryant and wife Emily Grace, Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Genevieve DeHoog officiating.

Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens in Cleveland, Tenn.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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

The family will receive friends 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Shirley Bryant

Shirley Jean Bryant, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, in a local health care facility.

She was a member of the Mountain View Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

She was preceded in death by her father, Berry Mays; mother, Ola Hale; sisters, Margaret Duncan and Lula Mae Phinazee.

Survivors: husband, LaDonald Bryant Sr.; sons, LaDonald Bryant Jr. of Chattanooga, Michael (Karen) Bryant, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Kelley (Ivory) Bryant, of Memphis; grandchildren, Sara LaDonna Bryant of Chattanooga, Christine (Brandon) Richards and David Bryant, both of Lawrenceville, Ga.; several other relatives and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

Carolyn Byars

Carolyn Byars, 61, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

Mary Carringer

Mary Helen Reavely Carringer, 85, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at home.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Richard Reavely Sr. and George Carringer; son, Richard Reavely Jr; father and mother, Lark and Viola Fuller.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and Linda Reavely, of Halls; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Randy Headrick, of Friendsville; brother and sister-in-law Harold and Mary Fuller; grandchildren, Richard Fannin, Denny Fannin, Christopher Reavely and Michael Reavely; great-granddaughter, Mindy Fannin; stepgrandchildren, Tammy Sharp, Tina Bean, Johnny Hatmaker; special friend, Betty Best.

The family wishes to thank her special nurse, Lisa Johnson and the Caris Health Care Team.

Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ware Cemetery in Bakewell, Tenn., for a graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blount County Animal Shelter, 233 Currie Ave., Maryville, TN 37804.

McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn., in charge, 865-982-6812.

www.mccammonammonsclick.com.

Robert Cavitt Jr.

Robert Harold "Bobby" Cavitt Jr., 30, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his father; Robert Cavitt Sr.; brother, Eric Cavitt.

He is survived by his wife; Michelle Cavitt; son, Lane Robert Cavitt; step-son, Montana Ritchie; daughter, Shayli Brooke Cavitt; step-daughter, Jaden Ritchie; mother, Billie Cavitt; brothers, Billy Glenn Stewart, Robert Lee Cavitt; sisters, Angelina Stewart Sweeney, Stephine Cavitt.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Calvin Nunley officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Hamilton County Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

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

Mildred Clayton

Mildred Penny Clayton, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

Ms. Clayton retired from the Hamilton County Nursing Home. She attended Miracle Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Doyle Clayton Sr.; sons, Raymond Doyle Clayton II, Johnny Ray Clayton; brother, Roy Penny; and two sisters, Lela Cranmore and Lola Beene.

She is survived by her son, James Robert Clayton; two daughters, Brenda (Jerry) Redden, Marina Walker; sister, Dorothy Morrison; 10 grandchildren, Sherry, Raymond III, Erik, Aaron, Jennifer, Melissa, Charlie, P.J., Natasha and Celeste; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be noon Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Lewis and Brother Lavonne Powell officiating.

Burial will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. today.

The family of Ms. Clayton would like to offer a special thanks to Hospice Of Chattanooga and the 2nd floor staff of Memorial North Park Hospital.

Condolences and memories may be shared at williamsonandsons.com.

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

John Cooper

John Andrews "Dube" Cooper, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.

A career banker and human resources manager, Mr. Cooper was an avid servant at his church. He was a member of the board of Deacons, the Finance Committee and the Family Life Service Center. In the Greater Chattanooga community, he was active in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Organization, the Boys and Girls Club and numerous other civic organizations.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. William Boyd Cooper; an infant brother, Willie B. Cooper; and special nephew, Mr. Ritchie A. Cooper.

Those who will always love him and cherish very special memories are his adoring daughter, Ms. Eolia John (E.J.) Cooper; his dear and beloved mother, Mrs. Henrietta Fields Cooper, and E.J.'s mother, Mrs. Eolia Bell Cooper, all of Montgomery; his chosen son, U.S. Army Captain Will (Zikiya) Eaton, currently serving in Afghanistan; his sisters, Dr. Doris Cooper Anthony, Mrs. Voncile Cooper (Cedric) Dumas, Rev. Shirley Cooper (Walter P.) Cobb and Mrs. Martha Copper, all of Montgomery; Mrs. Evelyn cooper (Dr. Joseph) Allen Of Mobile, and Rev. Janice Cooper, Raleigh, N.C.; brothers, Mr. William Boyd (Renee) Cooper, Dothan, Ala.; Rev. Mark Lewis (Loretta) Cooper and James Matthew Cooper, both of Birmingham, Ala.; uncles, Dr. Uriah Ruth Fields Massey, Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Gertrude Fields Lang, Calvert, Ala., Mrs. Pearlie Fields (George W.) Holcombe, Chatom, Ala., Mrs. Bessie Fields Nettles, Monroeville, Ala., Mrs. Mary Fields (Al) Taylor, Chicago, Ill.; and a galaxy of devoted nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and professional colleagues.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Orchard Knob Baptist Church with Harold K. Lester and William C. Larkin officiating.

His final home going service will be noon Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at First CME Church in Montgomery, Ala., with Dr. William C. Larkin and Harold K. Lester officiating.

Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors.

Sylvia Couch

Sylvia Couch, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009.

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

Paul Grier Jr.

Paul "Mr. Paul" Grier Jr., formerly of Chattanooga, departed this life Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.

He is surived by local relatives, his sister, Flossie Armour; nephews, Rufus Armour Jr. and Kenneth Armour.

Arrangements entrusted to Hills Funeral Home in Greenville, Ga.

Funeral services to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in Greenville.

Courtesy announcement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home.

Margaret Haemsch

Margaret Wall Haemsch, 90 of Chattanooga, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga.

She was a native of Coeburn, Va., daughter of the late James B. Wall Sr. and Mary Michael Wall. Margaret was a banker and longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City. She was a member and officer of the Women of the Church at First Presbyterian Church for 70 years. Margaret had also been a member of the Dogwood Garden Club, the Pilot Club and the Monday Club Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Dick" Haemsch; two brothers, James B. and William L. Wall and a sister, Mabel O'Dell.

Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Richard "Buddy" and Charlotte Haemsch, of Chattanooga; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Peter Henry, of Columbia, Md.; three grandchildren, Matthew Haemsch, of Chattanooga, Kimberly Range Truesdale and her husband Scott, of Arlington, Va., and Allison Lyle Range, of Arlington, Va.; two nieces, Linda and Jim McCoy, of Kingsport and Sylvia and Allen Stephens, of Florida.

A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Rev. Louis Imsande.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at 2:30 p.m.

A committal service and burial will follow the funeral service in Monte Vista Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City, TN 37604.

Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com.

In charge of arrangements Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, or 423-282-1521.

William Lockerby

William H. Lockerby, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.

Mr. Lockerby was the son of the late Herbert and Mae Lockerby.

A Chattanooga native, born June 5, 1945, he was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he served on the visitation committee, was a videographer, and coached the women's softball team.

Mr. Lockerby graduated in the class of 1963 from East Ridge High School and is an alumnus of Tennessee Wesleyan College, where he served as SGA President.

Mr. Lockerby served as the dedicated principal of Senter School for 34 years until its closing in 2007. He had previously taught history and coached numerous sports at Senter School. He had an enthusiasm for teaching and being involved in the lives of children and their families. Above all else, Mr. Lockerby's passion was his love for Jesus Christ, his family and friends.

Mr. Lockerby is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nikki Bowman Lockerby; children, Charlie (Jennifer) Lockerby, Teddy (Andrea) Lockerby, Katie (Jimmy) Goss and Abby Lockerby; three grandchildren, Clark, Camden and Mary; mother-in-law, Peggye Bowman; brother, Rev. Charles (Shirley) Lockerby; and his special granddogs. He also is survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Wendy Bowman, Wes and Rebekah Bowman, Allyson Bowman, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, and many close friends and loved ones.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Flynn and Rev. David Hall officiating. Mr. Lockerby will lie in state at the Church one hour prior to the service.

Interment following at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Bowman, Ben Bowman, David Bowman, Luke Bowman, David Lockerby, John Lockerby and Dan McCoig.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Christ United Methodist Church building fund or to Chattanooga East Gideons International.

Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.

The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Joe Lott III

Joe Lott III, 37, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.

He was born to Mr. Joe Lott Jr. and Mrs. Sarah Tolliver Mitchell Lott on Feb. 5, 1968. He attended ETSU and resided in Johnson City, Tenn., for the past 14 years. He was previously employed with General Morgan Inn and Conference Center in Greenville, Tenn.

He leaves to cherish his memories mother, Sarah Lott; daughters, Miranda Carroll, Atlanta, and Branika Scott, Sugar Hill, Va.; son, Joseph Burnell Lott, Johnson City; sisters, Demitria I. Lott Dority, Atlanta, and Tamika Jo Lott, Greensboro, N.C.; brothers, Robert H. (Ernestine) Scott, Rodney J. (Danielle) Lott, Atlanta, and Christopher Lott, Greensboro, N.C.; grandmother, grandparents, Zenobia Leblanc and Joseph Burnell Leblanc, Orange, Texas; Godfather, Arther (Jannie) Scott, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Godmother, Bessie Arbuthnot, Detroit, Mich..

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in the funeral home chapel.

Interment: Highland Memorial Gardens.

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

James Luttrell

James A. Luttrell, 88, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009.

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

David Morrow

David Morrow, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009.

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

Lottie Oliver

Lottie Oliver, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at her residence.

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

Bounsouy Oudomxay

Bounsouy Oudomxay, 49, of Ooltewah, died Saturday, Dec.26, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Herschel Sims

Herschel Boville Sims, 96, of Collegedale, died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

He was a resident of Collegedale since 1960. Herschel was a devoted Christian and member of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was a very loving and caring person to his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eloise Sims, to whom he was married to for over 50 years; and their son, Herschel Ray Sims.

Survivors include his two grandsons, Tony Ray (Kathleen) Sims and Christopher Dean Sims; two great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held in Grand Prairie, Texas, at a later date. There will be no visitation or services locally.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.

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

Ronald Tanner

Ronald L Tanner, 62, of Chattanooga, a leader in the Construction Community, died on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at home, after a year-long battle with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

The life of this generous, forthright, hardworking, caring, kind and loving man will be celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 2. Visitation will be in the Barth Room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the service to follow.

Ron will always be remembered for doing more for others than for himself.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or the Book of Remembrance at Grace Episcopal Church.

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

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

Sharon Thorn

Sharon Elizabeth Foreman Thorn, 53, beloved wife, mother and friend, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, after succumbing to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Atlanta on Dec. 18.

Her loved ones were by her bedside for the final moments, and she left this world peacefully, surrounded by love and prayers.

Sharon was born in Knoxville, on March 18, 1956 and lived much of her life in Nashville and Chattanooga. More recently, she also spent time in Carrolton, Ga., with her loving husband, Stuart Thorn, president and CEO of Southwire. The family also has a home in Greenport, N.Y., where they spent many happy summers by the sea, and she will eventually be laid to rest there.

Sharon will be remembered for her career as a talented songwriter who was loved by the Nashville music community. She captivated us all with

her infectious good humor, loving nature, and dedication to her friends and family.

Her most important legacy is the family she leaves behind. She is survived by her husband Stuart Thorn; their six children, Meghan, Matthew, and Meredith McGinnis and Alex, Jason and Tyler Thorn; two grandchildren, Madison and Nadia McGinnis; her mother, Francis Durham Foreman; and two sisters, Janet Green and Sandy Burkett.

A memorial service will be held this at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37373, with a reception to follow at the family's home.

To send flowers call 423-698-2541.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.facebook.com/thorn.sharon orstu_thorn@southwire.com.

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

Jennifer Wigley

Jennifer Carter Wigley, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at her home in Flintstone, Ga.

She was a deeply loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was a member of Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Judy Smith Carter; grandparents, Cleve and Violet Smith.

Surviving relatives: husband, Bobby Wigley; son, Corey Alex Peters; daughter, Kelsea Nicole Wigley, both of Flintstone, Ga.; brother, Larry Carter III, of Harrison; sisters, Cathy Marie (Mark) Errick, of Port Alleghany, Pa., Erika Corley, of Summerfield, Fla.; father, Larry (Linda) Carter, of Ooltewah; paternal grandmother, Frankie Ownby, of Cleveland, Tenn.; mother-in-law, Linda Morgan; sister-in-law, Jewel Wigley Hearn; and two nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dan Hillcrest officiating.

The interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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

Rev. Gene Woodward Sr.

Rev. Gene Leroy Woodward Sr., of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at a local health care facility.

He was a Baptist Preacher at Cross Roads Baptist Church and other area churches. Gene loved his family, and everyone he came in contact with. He was a humanitarian who always gave of himself, whether it was with humor or prayer. He will be missed by the staff and residence at Soddy-Daisy Health Care where he touched so many lives

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Woodward; son, Gene "G.L." Woodward Jr.

He is survived by his son, Wendell Woodward, of Soddy-Daisy; daughter, Marcia Woodward Taylor, of Carolton, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Sabine Woodward, of Soddy-Daisy; brother, R.V. "Cotton" Woodward, of Soddy-Daisy; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Union Fork Cemetery.

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

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

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

TENNESSEE

Alice Call

DELANO - Alice L. Call, 55, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Woods Memorial Hospital.

Service 2 p.m. today, Jan. 1, in the South Chapel, with visitation 12 to 2 p.m. prior.

Burial will follow at Cog Hill Cemetery.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.

John Croomes

ATHENS - John Croomes, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Life Care Center, Cleveland.

Service at 8 p.m. today in South Chapel with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. prior.

Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan 2, at Sullins Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah.

Ricky Hobbs

MANCHESTER - Ricky A. Hobbs, 34, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Tullahoma.

He is survived by his wife, Shellon Barrett Hobbs; sons, Calin, Alex and Eli; daughters, Kaydee and MaKenna; parents, Tommy and Sharon Hobbs; brothers, Dennis (Mary), Carl (Michelle) and Christopher (Sue) Hobbs; grandmother, Alice Norman.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CST Saturday at Mormon Church in Altamont with Bishop Aaron Barren and Elder Charlie Barrett officiating with burial to follow in Fults Cemetery.

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

Annette Hooper

ATHENS - Annette Hooper, 50, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Service 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, in South Chapel, with visitation 6 to 8 p.m. prior.

Burial will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Delano Cemetery. Arrangements by Bordwine Funeral Home, of Etowah.

Bill Johnston

JASPER - William Lynn "Bill" Johnston, 65, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, in a Chattanooga hospital.

Bill was born and raised in Iowa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Vietnam War. Following his discharge from the Air Force, Bill spent his entire adult life working in the restaurant business. He retired from Pizza Hut after 27 years of service as an area manager and was the former owner of Jasper BBQ.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in South Pittsburg.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Basil Johnston; mother and stepfather, Hazel Arlene Annis and E.A. Showalter; and a brother, Russel Showalter.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Johnston; children, Josh Cannon, Zach and Colleen Fitz-Gerald; two grandchildren, Calli and Rylee Schneider; brothers, Bruce (Karen) Showalter, Kenny Showalter, Gary Johnston; and a sister Marsha George.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Case officiating.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 3-7 p.m. CST Saturday and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

A graveside service and internment will be held at 1 p.m. CST Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

Pallbearers will be Jasper Jones, Ciciel Westmoreland, Jim Henry, Bo Hicks and Garry Stinnett.

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

Casey Kilgore

WHITWELL - Casey David Kilgore, 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in Parkridge Hospital.

He was a member of Layne's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Faytte and Lennie Kilgore; grandson, John David Kilgore; brothers Harvey, Gene, Herman and Luther Kilgore.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Kilgore; son, Tim (Renea) Kilgore, Whitwell; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Martha McCurry, Whitwell; several nieces and nephews; three special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. CST Sunday at Layne's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Namanny and Rev. Patrick Holcomb officiating.

Burial will be in Layne's Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be today 2-9 p.m. CST, 2-9 p.m. CST Saturday and 11-1 p.m. CST Sunday.

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

Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Highway 28, Whitwell.

Sara Partin

WINCHESTER - Sara Elizabeth Partin, 23, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Erlanger

Funeral will be 1 p.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 2, from Moore-Cortner chapel with Brother Jimmy Kelley officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. CST today, Jan. 1, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Randall VanHoose

DECATUR - Randall VanHoose, 53, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

Funeral services are 8 p.m. today, Jan 1, at Bowers Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Decatur Cemetery, Decatur.

Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, 163 Arrants Ave., Decatur, 334-3661.

Brenda Watson

ETOWAH - Brenda Watson, 63, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Woods Memorial Hospital.

Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, in South Chapel, with visitation 10 to 11 a.m. prior.

Burial will follow at Eleazar Cemetery.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Webb II

DAYTON - Marvin Wayne Webb II, 39, died at his home Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

He was a member of Dayton Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Webb Sr.

Survivors include his mother, Dionna Seals, Dayton; sisters, Marcia (Stuart) White, Appalachia, Fla., Teressa (Gary) Everett, Pikeville, Leslie (Mike) Nale, Pikeville; several aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with burial in Wheeler Hill Cemetery.

Condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfih.com.

Visitation is today 6-8 pm CST and Saturday noon until service time.

Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville, Tenn.

Harry Wilkerson

FRIENDSVILLE - Harry "Cornbread" Wilkerson, an avid fisherman and hunter, lost his 25-year battle with cancer and diabetes at his home in Friendsville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

He was 70 years old. Harry graduated from Lenoir City High School where he lettered in 3 sports for four years of high school. He was a member of the 1958 Tennessee State Champion Basketball Team. Harry graduated with a BS degree in education and a Master of Arts Degree from Tennessee Tech. While there he played football, tennis and was a member of the T Club. His first teaching and coaching job was at Copper Basin High in Copper Hill, Tenn. Harry finished his teaching and coaching at McMinn County High School in Athens, Tenn. He was a member of the Lenoir City Hall of Fame and several fishing organizations.

Preceded in death by his parents, Nina and Carson Wilkerson; and a sister, Dot, who died of a brain tumor at the age of 8.

Harry is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gayle; two sons, Mike, of Asheboro, N.C., and Derrick (Tammy) and the light of his life, granddaughter Miranda, all of North Pole, Alaska; sister, Jane (Noah) Johnson, of Andrews, N.C.; brother, Bobby (Agnes) Wilkerson, of Lenoir City; brother-in-law, Mike Henry of Henderson, Nev.; nephews, Stan Johnson, Steve (Tammy) Johnson, all of Andrews, N.C., and Tim Wilkerson of Kingston; niece, Missy (Joe) Layne, of Kingston; four great-nieces, Anna Beth and Ellie Layne both of Kingston, Amber (Eric) Bathe, Candice (Adam) Bradley, all of Andrews, N.C.; aunts, Novella Richardson, of Lenoir City and Rachel Sheldon, of Hayesville, N.C.; great-nephew, Trevor Johnson, of Clyde, N.C.; long time friend, Dink Adams and his family of Powell.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to Jennifer and Chester Gregory their neighbors, and the many friends who have offered their help in these trying times.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to U.T. Medical Center Hospice, 2270 Sutherland Ave., Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37919, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 154, Loudon, TN 37774; or American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Oran Creasman officiating.

Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday in Grandview Cemetery in Maryville for graveside services.

Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com

GEORGIA

Richard Brite

CHICKAMAUGA - Richard Brite, 55, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

He was born in Knoxville, but has lived in the North Georgia area for the last 40 years and was a member of Grand Center Baptist Church. He was previously employed with Yates Bleachery for more than 10 years and more recently as a Security Guard with U.S. Associates for the last three years. He also was a member of Rossville Masonic Lodge #397 F&AM and was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Brite.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Brite, of Chickamauga; father, Jerry Brite, of Rossville; daughter, Connie Lynn Brite, of Chickamauga; three brothers, Jerry Brite Jr., of Red Bank, Kenneth D. Brite, of Rossville, and Larry R. Brite, of Ringgold, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in the J. Avery Bryan Chapel with Brother Jeremy Neal officiating.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Betty Garner

TRION - Betty Hyden Garner, 84, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in a Rome hospital.

A lifetime resident of Chattooga County, Ga. She was born in Trion on Dec. 30, 1925 to the late George D. and Grace Lee McBride Erwin.

Mrs. Garner was a member of Trion United Methodist Church, a homemaker, former Nurse, and for several years an entrepreneur.

She was preceded in death by first husband, Dr. William U. Hyden on Feb. 4, 1987.

Surviving are husband, Dr. James S. Garner; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Lee Hyden Turner and John; son, William U. "Bill" Hyden Jr.; grandchildren, Wil Hyden and Tisch Colcock, of Okatie, S.C., Joseph and Christy Hyden, of Port Orange, Fla., Ross and Saisha Camp, of Trion; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Anne Hyden and Easton Avery Hyden Camp; stepchildren and grandchildren, Pope and Fran Jordan Family, Jim (deceased) and Cheryl Garner Family, John and Bobann Garner Family, Keith and Beth Tibboel Family.

Funeral services will be today, Jan. 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Trion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Pierce officiating.

Interment in West Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers, Alexander MacMillian Myers III, Jon M. Payne, Jimmy M. Hill, James Allen Garner, John Vardeman and Gordon William Chandler III.

Flowers are accepted or contributions to Young Harris College, # 1 College St., Young Harris, GA 30582.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Malinda Mathis

RINGGOLD - Malinda Fay Mathis, 62, departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

She was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late Mary Wallin Hollingsworth, and was preceded in death by her siblings, Stanley and James Hollingsworth, Mary Sue Medford, and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Ringgold.

Survivors include her husband, Loyde Mathis, of Ringgold; children, Dwight (Deanise) Bryson, of Higdon, Ala.. Robert Bryson, of Ringgold, Tony (Vicki) Bryson, of Hixson, Ricky (Donna) Mathis, of Ringgold; brothers, Lamar Hollingsworth, of Louisville, Ky., Steve Hollingsworth, of Ringgold; grandchildren, Brandon, Tequila, Joey, Whitney; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2009, in the chapel with Dr. Sammy Simmons officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Family will receive friends after 2 p.m. Saturday and prior to the service Sunday.

Online guestbook available at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, Ringgold, Ga.

ALABAMA

Jesse Eargle

HENAGAR - Jesse Paul Eargle, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Eargle was a Korean War veteran serving in the Marines and had driven a school bus in Columbus, Ga and a Council on Aging bus in Dekalb, County.

Survivors include, wife of 46 years, Ethel Parham Eargle; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Harry Shaw, Fort Payne, Teresa and Guy Barnett, Henagar; daughter, Felicia Kidd, Henagar; son, John Miller, Portland, Ore.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Brenda Ogle, Columbus, Ga.; brothers, Donald Eargle, Portland, Ore., Bill Eargle, Columbus, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. CST at Corner Stone Chapel with Brother Tim Cox and Brother Larry Haynes officiating.

Burial to follow in Mt. Home Cemetery with military honors.

Shelia Sisk

SECTION - Shelia Joyce Sisk, 52, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at her residence.

Funeral service at 2 p.m. CST Saturday from Davis Town Baptist Church.

Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She will remain at the Church thru funeral service.

Arrangement by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.