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HAMILTON COUNTY

Betty Barrett

Betty Ann Hixson Barrett died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.

She was born Feb. 27, 1927, at Bertrand, Mo. After her mother died in 1929, she was raised by her Aunt Hallie and Uncle Dan Hamill in Hixson, where she spent most of the rest of her life. She was proud to be a descendent of the Hixson's who helped settle that part of Hamilton County. She was a graduate of Berea College. Trained as a teacher, she taught 5th Grade for several years at Lupton City and Ganns-Middle Valley Schools. She was married to Stanton H. Barrett Jr., for over 36 years prior to his death in 1987. She dedicated herself to the upbringing and education of her four children, and later to the nurture of her five grandchildren. She passed on her lifelong love of learning to her family and to many others through her stewardship of the library at the 2nd Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member from the time of her marriage.

She cared deeply about her community, shown notably in her participation in the Guardians of North Chickamauga Creek, and in the campaign to retain the traditional name ("designation"?) for the Hixson Post Office. She was an avid follower of politics at the national level, and an active member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was predeceased by her parents, Willie and Bernard Evans Hixson; husband, Stanton H. Barrett Jr., and siblings, B.E. Hixson, Francis Couch, and Nota Lassiter.

She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Barrett Cobb (Christopher), of Chattanooga, Catherine Barrett Flores M.D., (Javier), of Yukon, Okla., Daniel Hixson Barrett, of Chattanooga and the Rev. Stanton H. Barrett III (Leslie) of Ipswich, Mass.; grandchildren, Michael, Laura, and Maggie Flores, of Yukon, Okla., and Megan and Jordan Cobb, of Chattanooga; siblings, Ida Mae Smith, of Colorado, J.T. Hixson, of California, and Ralph Hixson, of Chattanooga; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.. on Tuesday, April 21, at the 2nd Presbyterian Church, 7th and Pine.

Interment will follow in Hixson Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers are invited to contribute to the library fund at 2nd Presbyterian Church.

To send condolences, please visit their guestbook at www.lane-coulterchapel.com.

Visiting hours will occur from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, April 20, 2009, at the Coulter Chapel of the Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Frank Brown

Frank Allen Brown, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday April 16, 2009.

He was born and raised in Chester, Pa., where he lived most of his life until relocating to Chattanooga 13 years ago. He retired from Sartomer Industries of West Chester, Pa. and previously worked for Sun Ship and Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Corperation both in Chester, Pa. He was a member of the Tyner United Methodist Church in Chattanooga and the Tom Dye Sunday School Class. He was an active participant in Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Fitness Program up until the time of his death.

He was preceded in death by Mary, his loving wife of 67 years.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Frederick Obold, Hesston, Kan.; son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Nancy Brown, Ooltewah; three granddaughters, Rebecca (Craig) Obold-Geary, Olathe, Kan.; Kerry Brown and Kelly (Paul) Wilson, both of Ringgold, Ga.; grandson, Stephen (Christa) Obold-Eshleman, Portland, Ore.; great-granddaughter, Maya Obold-Geary; two great-grandsons, Simon Obold-Eshleman and Braden Wilson.

Frank was a loving husband, devoted father and caring granddaddy who lived his faith in God with gentleness and kindness as an inspiration to his family, friends and those he met each day. His family will miss his warm smile and dear sweetness. Their comfort comes in knowing that they will see him again. Until then his memory remains in their hearts forever.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Tyner United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Haskins, the Rev. Glenn Mosley and the Rev. Frederick Obold officiating.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund of the Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

George Carpenter

George W. Carpenter, 66, of Chattanooga died Saturday, April 18, 2009, of complications from a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease.

He was a well-respected attorney with a career that spanned over 35 years. Mr. Carpenter graduated from the University of Chattanooga, where he served as his class president. He earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Samuel Carpenter and Mauraine Welch Carpenter.

Survivors include his wife of three years, Glenda "Suzy" Carpenter; daughter, Kim Cocker (Aaron) Gravitt; daughter, Lucy Wright-Crim (Scott) Crim; daughter, Katie Boshardy; son, Clay (Shannon) Carpenter; daughter, Perri Carpenter; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a memorial service at a time and place to be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 780, New York, N.Y. 10008.

Matthew Coyle

S. "Matt" Morrison Coyle, 24, of Chattanooga, formerly of Lookout Mountain, was taken from this earth before his time Thursday, April 16, 2009.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. today, April 20, 2009, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Brother Jerald Wilson officiating.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends on from 2-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

Felicia Fletcher

Felicia Renee Fletcher, 40, passed Monday, April 12, 2009, at her residence.

Survivors include daughters, Tynisha Edwards, Destiny Jones, and Linda Ross; mother, Linda Jackson; father, Jessie Fletcher; and stepfather: Jessie Jackson; brother, Michael Washington; sister, Traci Jackson; grandchildren, Di'Corius Knight, Kayla Bridges and Isac Bridges Jr., and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Rock Island Baptist Church with Pastor Ronald Cook officiating.

Visitation will be after noon today at Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors.

Interment will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Melinda Hunter

Melinda Hunter, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

Bill Lemons

William R. "Bill" Lemons, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009, at his home after a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Bill was retired from Herb Adcock Chevrolet as a parts manager with 24 years of service. He was a member of the East Lake Church of God, and had served with the United States Army Air Corp, the U.S. Air Force, the Marine Reserves, and the U.S. Army.

Known as the "Big Red One", he served in Germany for 3 1/2 years and was awarded the Bronze Star while serving in Korea. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 95, the VFW Lookout Post 1289, and a member of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division. He was also a member of the East Lake Masonic Lodge 698 F&AM and also the Mountain City Lodge 549. He was a Noble of the Alhambra Shrine Temple where he served as Quarter Master of the Legion of Honor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gold Star Mother, Herta F. Lemons; six daughters; one son; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; dear friends, Eva Maynard and Ruth Light; and cousin, Thelma Byrd.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Avalon Hospice, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 19, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Don Sapp officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the VVA Chapter 203.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today and Tuesday at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Joe Lewis

Joseph Darwin Lewis Jr., 66, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2009.

He was born Aug. 25, 1942 and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, whose family came from Falling Water.

Joe was educated in the Chattanooga Public Schools and received his degree at the University of Chattanooga in Industrial Management. After serving three years in the Army Security Agency, Joe returned to Chattanooga where he started several businesses. Joe founded his current company, the Marsh Group, Inc. in 1968. This company specializes in packaging equipment and supplies and Joe helped to guide it successfully into the 21st century. Joe holds three U.S. patents.

He chaired and was president of several boards, including the Unitarian Universalist Church, League Central Credit Union and was a member of Rotary as well as other charitable organizations.

One of Joe's passions was teaching future business owners and this inspired him to volunteer at SCORE, a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs about the potential success of small businesses.

Joe Lewis will be remembered as having been of service to his family, friends and his employees.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chattanooga SCORE Chapter, Franklin Building, 5726 Marlin Road, Suite 515, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joseph D. Lewis and his stepfather, Walter Sumner.

He is survived by his wife, Monique Scheni Lewis; his mother, Harriett Courtney Lewis Sumner; his sister, Dr. Courtney Ruthven; nieces, Beth Synder and Laura Moore; his nephew, Leslie Ruthven; his step-sons, David and Ben Sikes and grandchildren, Daniel, Molly, Thomas and Asher Sikes.

A private family graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

To send condolences, please visit their guestbook at www.lane-coulterchapel.com.

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Autumn Sherrill

HIXSON -- Autumn Marie Troxtell Sherrill, 73, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009.

She was a native of Trenton, Ga., and was a 1954 graduate of Dade County High School. She enjoyed flower gardening and was a member of Middle Valley Church of Christ.

Autumn was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Ethel Troxtell and her brother, Edrol Ford Troxtel.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Vernon Sherrill; two sisters and husbands, Faye and Larry Coppit, Flintstone, Ga., Jo Ann and Larry Wheeler, Trenton, two brothers and wives, A. C. and Thelma Troxtel, Trenton, Lloyd and Glenda Troxtell, Trenton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. EDT today in the chapel.

Interment will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens, Trenton.

Visitation noon-1 p.m. EDT today.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

Laverne Underwood

Laverne Roper Underwood, Chattanooga, went home to heaven Friday, April 17, 2009, following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Dawsonville, Ga., Oct. 25, 1926. As a young child following the death of her father, her family moved to Henegar, Ala. Mrs. Underwood moved to Chattanooga during World War II where she met her husband Lewis. They were married in January of 1945 and lived in the North Georgia area for 49 years. She remained in Ringgold for 10 years following Lewis's death in 1995 and moved to Hickory Valley Retirement Center in 2005.

Mrs. Underwood was a professing Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Ringgold. During her illness she was blessed by many people from area churches who conducted services at Hickory Valley Retirement Center and by the faithful visits of Woodland Park Baptist Senior Outreach. She received loving care from the employees and the residents of The Hickory Valley Retirement Center. She was blessed by the exceptional care of her doctors and was deeply appreciative of the compassion exemplified by the many health care professionals involved in her last years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Roper and Coy Roper Smothers; brothers, Charlie and Bobby Roper, Don and Clyde Smothers, and her husband, Lewis Allen Underwood.

She is survived by sons, Larry (Jeanette) Underwood, of Ooltewah and Marty (Joyce) Underwood, of Blountville, Tenn.; grandsons, Matt ( Jennifer) Underwood, of Harrison and Ethan (Tiffany) Underwood, Cumming, Ga.; granddaughter, Lindsey Underwood, of Blountville; six great-grandchildren Gabriel, Elsie, Caleb, Madelyn, Amelia, and Charlotte Underwood. With another granddaughter due in June.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Kerry Bunn officiating.

Interment in the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Laverne's memory to the Gideons International, Chattanooga East Camp, Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga; or St. Jude's Research Hospital.

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

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and after noon Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

James Washington Jr.

James Washington Jr., 79, of Chattanooga, went to sleep peacefully at his son's home on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.

James served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from Bunge Oil.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janet Miles Washington; a son, Reginald Washington; two daughters, Rosalind (Kenneth) Lee and Angela (Earl) Craig; a grandson, Justin Craig; a sister, Margret Brasswell, of Dallas, Ga.; a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Miles and the Rev. Ernest Tanner officiating.

The burial with military honors will immediately follow.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga.

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

Gladys Williams

Gladys Cox Williams, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009.

Gladys was born in Monteagle, Tenn. and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She and her late husband owned and operated Williams Restaurant on Frazier Ave., for several years. Gladys was a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church, the Margaret Helms Sunday School Class and the Young at Heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Williams.

Gladys is survived by several nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Services for Gladys will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lambert and the Rev. Harold Buck officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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

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

TENNESSEE

Albert Gilbert

PIKEVILLE -- Albert Lee Gilbert, 82, died Saturday, April 18, 2009.

He attended Mount Crest Church of God of Prophecy.

His wife, Delma Gilbert, preceded him in death.

Survivors include children, Judy (Leon) Deweese, Pikeville, Darrell (Sandy) Gilbert Crossville, Tenn., Allen Dale (Vickie) Gilbert, Joey Gilbert and Anthony (Amanda) Gilbert, Pikeville; grandchildren, Regina, Valarie, Andrea, Jeremiah, Julie, Ashley, Alicia, Amy Rose; great-grandchildren, Trevor and Hannah; brothers, Hobert Gilbert, Spencer, Tenn., Hoover Gilbert, Dalton, Ga.; sister, Lillian Creason, Sparta, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. CDT Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

The burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. today. Online condolences may be made at ww.reedfamilyfh@bledsoe.net. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

Annie Gravett

DAYTON -- Annie Marie Gravett, 76, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Rhea County Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gravett Jr.; son, John.

Survivors: four sons, Ted and Don Gravett, Lon Wayne (Shelby) Gravett, John Allen (Mandie) Gravett; two daughters, Leta (Joe) Dyer, Brenda Colbaugh; five sisters, Ethel Mize, Margie Kaylor, Faye Hall, Joyce Ceraolo and Ruby Goodwin, Chattanooga; four brothers, Russell Blevins, Herbert and Ralph Blevins, Charles Blevins; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Miracle officiating.

Burial in Brown Cemetery.

Visitation after 2 p.m. today.

Services by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton.

William Parker

SEWANEE -- William Clyde Parker, 81, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, in a Sewanee hospital.

Mr. Parker was retired from TVA and was a Korean War Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Parker, Tracy City; three sons, Robert L. Parker, Canada, James (Rita) Parker, Ooltewah, Tenn., John (Becky) Parker, Tracy City; six daughters, Betty (James) Davidson, Graysville, Tenn., Faye (Jackie) Kennedy, Whiteside, Tenn., Joyce (John) Harris, Chattanooga, Deborah Smartt, Whitwell, Nora (Jerry) Jones, Manchester, Tenn., Kathy Downey, Apison, Tenn.; two step daughters, Harriet (Jeff) Miller, Tracy City, Aileen (Sonny) Burdick, Tracy City; a sister, Pauline Krause, Jasper, Tenn.; 36 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ben Curtis officiating.

Burial will be in the Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, with full military honors.

Foster & Lay Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GEORGIA

Robert Christol

RINGGOLD -- Robert Nimrod Christol, 84, died Wednesday April 15, 2009, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. John Wyatt officiating.

Interment in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are by the Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Bama Doss

RINGGOLD -- Bama G. Doss, 93, Ringgold, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was a retiree of General Motors. Mrs. Doss was loved and cherished by her family and friends. She enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Considered by many to be a pillar of strength, she was a woman whose walk in faith never wavered. She will be sadly missed by all that ever had the opportunity to know her.

Survivors are daughters, Jacqueline (Bob) Nyovich, Brooksville, Fla., Dolores (Wayne) Denslow, Ringgold; grandchildren, Lisa (Tony) Caruso and Mark (Rhonda) Harrington; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Linton Edenfield

RINGGOLD -- Linton Harold Edenfield, 78, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, April 19, 2009.

He was born Dec. 31, 1930, to the late Linton Homer and Mary Jane Morgan Edenfield in Metter, Ga. He was an electrical engineer with Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tenn. and later retired from Tennessee Industrial Army Ammunition Plant in Chattanooga. Since retirement, he enjoyed gardening. He was affiliated with Bible Missionary Church.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Louis Edenfield; grandson, Jonathan Shrum; sisters, Clarice Bird, Cleo Edenfield, Louise Elliott, and Mae Cartee; brother, Elton Edenfield.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Barbara Edenfield, of Ringgold; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry Lynne and David Shrum of Lexington, N.C.; Susan and Mark Sparks, of Easley, S.C.; sisters, Betty Fordham, of Kennesaw, Ga., Margaret Broadrick, of Atlanta; grandson and spouse, Jason Lee and Rachel Shrum, of Lexington,N.C.; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Madison Shrum.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Don Hart officiating.

Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today and prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Edward Farmer

TRENTON -- Edward J. Farmer, 82, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2009.

He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and retired from Laborers Local Union 846.

Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. EDT Monday in chapel.

Visitation 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, AL.

Larry Hilburn

RINGGOLD -- Larry Clifford Hilburn, 57, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Larry was a well-known musician in the Chattanooga area and will always be remembered for his beautiful singing voice. His greatest joys in life were his family, going fishing and playing music with his many buddies. He was very much loved by his family and many friends and will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Christeen Hilburn; grandparents, Bill and Maxie Hilburn; and stepmother, Jimmie Lou Callaway-Hilburn.

Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Jeanie Hilburn; beloved son, Corey; sister, Rita (Gregory) Foote; sister-in-law, Linda (Buddy) Sartain; brother-in-law, Harry (Miriam) Gossett; special cousins, Randall (Brenda) and Danny Ridley; several nieces and nephews; and his "extended" family, The Beatys.

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

The family would like to thank the Hospice of Chattanooga Staff and special thanks to his special nurse, LeBrondia.

A memorial service will be planned at a late date.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 300 W. Emery Street, Suite 106, Dalton, GA 30720, or to the Chattanooga Humane Society, 214 N. Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.

"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make"-Love you man.

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

Mary Jordan

RINGGOLD -- Mary Katherine Jordan, 74, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009, at a local hospital.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Minister Mike Gurganus officiating.

Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery.

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

Janice Lively

FLINTSTONE -- Janice A. Lively, 78, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, at a local hospital.

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

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with the Rev. Dan Gilchrist officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. today at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

Hazel Moore

TRENTON -- Hazel Lorraine Patterson Moore, 87, passed away at her home in Slygo on Saturday, April 18, 2009.

She was born in Letcher County, Ky., on March 3, 1922, and moved to the Slygo community as a child.

She was the daughter of the late John and Pearl Goins Patterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon L. "Red" Moore and her brother, Benton Patterson.

Hazel was a devout Christian and a member of the Slygo United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, square dancing, quilting and traveling. She was a member of the Dade County Historical Society and served on the Board of Directors for the Bethlehem Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Larry (Carolyn) Moore and Gary (Sharon) Moore; daughter, Gail (Lee) Hedden: five grandchildren, Jim Moore, Gary Moore Jr., Rebecca Moore and Shelley (Brent) Marshall, Jenny (Larry) Dingus; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Patterson and sister, Nancy Mullins.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Windom officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Bethlehem Cemetery Fund, 4329 Highborne Drive, Marietta, GA 30066, or Hutcheson Hospice, 100 Mitchell Dr., Fort Oglethorpe, GA. 30707.

Edward Oliver

FLINTSTONE -- Edward Lee Oliver, 82, departed this life Saturday, April 18, 2009, at his home.

He was born in High Point, Ga., to the late James Edward and Ora Mae (Hays) Oliver.

Ed served in the United States Navy and loved to fish at Watts Bar and Weiss Lake.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Helen Oliver; daughter, Joyce Leffew, both of Flintstone; son, J.D. (Nancy) Cox of Crawfordville, Fla.; siblings, Louise Kilgore, of Ringgold, Charles (Mary Joyce) Oliver, of Flintstone, Elmer (Sue) Oliver, of Wildwood; grandchildren, Paula Steele, Karen (Phillip) Templeton, Tammy (Cary) Thompson, Stacey (Gary) Scott, Tyra Yarbrough, Lisa (Jeff) Bishop, Matt (Michelle) Cooke; 13 greatgrandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Mary (Ed) Bruce, Mary F. Walker, Jean Ellis, Jo Authur, Mary Tittle.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the chapel with the Rev. C. F. Strickland and the Rev. Lewis Rouse officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

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

Robert Powell Sr.

ROSSVILLE -- Robert Kyle Powell Sr., 85, went home to be with his Lord Friday, April 18, 2009. He was born Aug. 31, 1923, to the late William Washington and Lois Irene Baker Powell in Rock Spring, Ga. He was of the Baptist faith, the owner/operator of Ace Paint and Body Shop in Rossville for 28 years, and he loved camping, Nascar, and the Atlanta Braves.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Powell; brother, Leroy Powell; sisters, Virginia Hunt and Jean Butorac.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Pamela Jean Powell (Anthony) Phillips, of Wildwood, Ga., and Jane Dills, of Rossville; three sons and daughter-in-law, Robert K. Jr. (Patty) Powell, of Flintstone, Ga., Gary Powell, of Chattanooga and James William "Tony" Garrison, of Chattanooga; sister, Dorothy M. Allen, of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today and funeral services will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be accepted in the honor of Robert Kyle at the funeral home.

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

Cathy Watson

RINGGOLD -- Cathy Susan Johnson Watson, 53, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2009.

She was born in Hamilton County and had lived most of her life in Ringgold. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Alice Quinn Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Payton Watson; son, Nicholas "Nick" Hill; father, Jessy James Johnson, all of Ringgold; a stepdaughter, Mary Jo Gray; grandson, Kevin Gray, both of Hot Springs, Ark.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel with the Rev. James Langston officiating.

Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga.

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. today and Tuesday morning prior to the service.

Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes, Ringgold.

ALABAMA

Myrtice Hicks

RAINSVILLE -- Myrtice Hicks, 85, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, April 20, 2009 from Nazareth Baptist Church.

Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens with Rainsville Funeral Home directing. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com

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