Billie Louise Allen, of Apison, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.
She was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Union County, N.C. to Wilma and Willie F. Long.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 48 years, James G. Allen. She worked alongside her husband at the Union News Co. Mrs. Allen was an avid gardener, homemaker and an active church member, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her daughter, Edie Young; granddaughter, Bonnie (Joshua) Davidson; great-grandchildren, Caelan, Gavin and Natalie Davidson; several nieces and nephews, a special friend and sitter, Ms. Johanna Jarrett.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5001 Hixson Pike, with Pastor Gary Schimmer officiating.
Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for visitation from noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.
Helen Barshay Brener, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in Charleston, S.C.
She was born May 27, 1910, in Summerville, S.C., the daughter of the late Marcus and Lena Banov Barshay. Her father was a businessman and civic leader in South Carolina.
She was a graduate of Summerville High School and attended the College of Charleston. She came to Chattanooga in 1938 after marrying Robert Brener of this city.
She was a member of Mizpah and B'nai Zion Congregations and was active in PTA and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
She participated in the family businesses.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Aaron, Samuel and Joseph Barshay; and a sister, Ruth (Mrs. Herman) Barshay Brener, of Chattanooga.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Max (Susan) Brener, Chattanooga, and Dr. William (Christine) Brener, Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren, Scott (Maureen) Brener, Edina, Minn., Robert (Tracy) Brener, Charlotte, N.C., Andrea (Chad) Brener-Brose, Minnetrista, Minn., Alexander (Elizabeth) Brener, Charlotte, N.C., and Andrew Brener, Charleston, S.C.; four great-grandsons, Brian, Connor and Zachary Brener, Edina, Minn., and Nathan Brener, Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be today, Feb. 12, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. at B'Nai Zion Cemetery with Rabbi William S. Tepper officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mizpah Congregation Endowment Fund, 923 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403, or a charity of your choice.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.javerybryan.com.
Arrangements by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.
Derrick Lee Evans, 42, of East Ridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.
Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Gillray Gates Jr.
Gillray Gates Jr., 48, departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 21, 1960 in Chattanooga to Mrs. Betty McCrary and the late Gillray Gates Sr.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Rev. James and Margaret McCrary, Cleveland and Florine Gates Bell Sr., Patricia Williams and Janie Gates.
Gillray was formerly employed by the city of Chattanooga.
He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Mrs. Danielia Gates, of Memphis; mother, Betty McCrary; and daughter, Gloria Hill, of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Alexandra, Anthony, Adrian and Andrew Crowder; stepdaughter, Victoria Covington, of Memphis; stepson, James A.D. Scates Sr., of Whiteville, Tenn.; stepgrandchildren, James Scates Jr., Anthony James Scates and Kayla Scates; father and mother-in-law, James and Catherine Scates, of Warren, Ohio; brothers, Robert (Ellana) and Edward (Vanessa) Gates, of Chattanooga; sister, Delphia McCrary, of Chattanooga; brother-in-law, Ngwengi Scates, of Warren, Ohio and Michael (Diedra) Favors, of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Despina Scates, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Driselda Scates, of Warren, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and his life time friend, Bishop Perry Beck.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday Feb. 13, 2009, at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel with Bishop Perry Beck officiating.
Public may view after noon today and family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel.
Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Eloise Rose Gouger, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in a local health care facility.
Mrs. Gouger was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Gadsden, Ala., to parents Russell Gilbert and Grace Stroup Rose. She lived in Chattanooga most of her life and was a member of Burks United Methodist Church. She attended City High School and the University of Chattanooga.
As a young woman she was employed at the Vogue and was one of the first women tellers at Pioneer Bank. She worked as credit manager at Furlow-Cate Ford for 10 years and also in the family business for a number of years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Claude E. Gouger.
Survivors include her son, Mark (Beverly) Gouger, Soddy-Daisy; three daughters, Sharon (Dr. Richard) Gadd, Lookout Mountain, Kim Webb, Chattanooga, Patti (James) Newell, Acworth, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. in National Cemetery with Rev. Christy Bonner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Jazmyne Chanel Hicks, infant, passed Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at a local hospital.
Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Howard Clifton "Cliff" Hullender, precious husband, father, grandfather and faithful servant of God, Cliff went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.
Cliff was preceded in death by his mother, Vevie Halsell; his father, Howard Hullender Sr.; and his stepdaughter, Danielle Cook.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice Johnson Hullender; two sons, Howard Clifton "Chip" Hullender III, of Atlanta, Sr. Master Sergeant Michael Hullender, South Korea; two daughters, Melissa Hullender, NYC and Lee Hullender, Seattle; stepsons, Stevan and Wyndal Cook, Atlanta; and nine grandchildren.
A "Celebration Of Life" will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Emma Lee Lomnick, 91, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at a local health care facility.
Mrs. Lomnick was born Jan. 22, 1918 in Columbus, Ga. She was a faithful member of Second Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir until her health failed. Mrs. Lomnick's love of her family was always evident in her generous, loving and nurturing spirit which extended to her church family.
She was an accomplished seamstress having worked for some of Chattanooga's leading clothiers until her retirement from Gentry, Ltd.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude Jones; her husbands, Howard Taft Jackson and Russell Frank Lomnick; a loving aunt and uncle, Estella Gibson and Joe Henry (Tina) Bandy; a dedicated cousin, Charles (Patricia) Bandy.
She is survived by her beloved son, Horace Jackson; dearly loved grandchildren, Michael (Rachel) Jackson, of Nashville, and Karen Stewart; great-grandchildren; Tyler Stewart, Mariah Stewart and Taylor Jackson; goddaughter, Paula (Willie) Fairley, of Mobile, Ala.; devoted cousins, Paul (Mary) Gibson, of Opelika, Ala., Jack (Jacqueline) Bandy, of Camp Hill, Ala., Joe Bandy and George Bandy, of Opelika, Ala.; and many other cousins and family friends.
Funeral services will be held noon Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Second Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul A. McDaniel officiating.
Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Visitation after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Archie Louis McKinney, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Louise Mathis McKinney.
He was a member of Olivet Baptist Church and was employed with Chattem Chemicals.
Survivors are his children, Tracey King of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Tammie McKinney, Tevin McKinney, Desmond Flannigan; father, Andrew Jackson McKinney Jr. of Chattanooga; sisters, Betty Dale Cowan, of California; Cherry Merrell of Rocky Face, Ga., Nellie McKinney, Gertie Miller, of Chattanooga, Vanessa McKinney, of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Andrew (Deborah) McKinney III, Robbie (Karen) McKinney Sr., Chris McKinney, all of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren; aunts, uncles, special nephew, Prince McKinney; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, special friends, fiancée, Linda Eubanks, of Chattanooga, Lawrence Rivers, of Chicago, Ill., Harold George, Bo Jack, of Knoxville, Garland Eastman, of Chattanooga, Deborah Mobley McKinney, of Chicago, and Linda Fuqua, of Chattanooga.
Funeral service Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at 1 p.m. from Olivet Baptist Church, Chattanooga with Pastor Kevin Adams officiating.
Family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home.
Other hours the family will receive friends at his daughter's residence, 7149 Tyner Crossing Drive.
Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.
Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton.
Helen Nelson Nall, 80, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009.
Helen was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and a member of First Baptist Church of Chattanooga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Ralph Nall; her parents, and two siblings.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Debbie Hamilton and husband, Jim; granddaughter, Sarah Hamilton; brother, J.D. Nelson, of Cleveland, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.
Services for Helen will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the North Chapel with Dr. Gary Carver officiating.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, 401 Gateway Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37402.
Share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Robert K. Ridge, 27, of Hixson passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.
He attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a loving father and loved to be with his family, and loved the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather; Robert F. Ridge; great-grandmother, Sharlene Gallops; great-grandparents, Robert Bruce and Daisy Lee Pitts.
He is survived by his daughter, Kylie Deanne Ridge; parents, Robert T. Ridge and Kay D. Ridge; sisters, Keeli Ridge, Katelyn Denise Ridge; grandmother, Barbara A. Ridge; niece, Keeli Lashea Velasquez; nephew, Justin Lloyd Broadwell II; special friend and mother to his daughter, Hollie Nelson.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Pitts Cemetery in Falling Water with Pastor Jim Barry officiating.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service 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.
Charlton W. "Smitty" Smith, 91, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.
Smitty was a resident of Signal Mountain for over 50 years.
He built the first house on North Palisades on the brow. For the past five and half years, Smitty resided at Alexian Village of Signal Mountain. He was a member of Signal Mountain United Methodist Church. Smitty was born and raised in the Highland Park area of Chattanooga and graduated from Central High where he was voted the "Class Prophet". Smitty was an accomplished musician, beginning with piano at age 6, continuing with mastery of a variety of horns and string bass. He once owned a German Band and played bass with numerous bands. He had a most interesting and varied professional career.
He began working with Tennessee Electric Power in 1935. He obtained a law degree in 1940 and spent several years with the IRS as agent and technical assistant to the Commissioner. Utilizing his accounting degree he was comptroller of Southern Electric Corporation for 10 years before becoming plant manager of Olin Conductors. Smitty's military career was varied as well. During World War II, he served in the Army Finance Office and in the Judge Advocate's Office. He deeply touched and affected many lives through his kindness and generosity.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Nell; father and mother, J. Early and Rilla Smith; brothers, Richard and Nathan Smith; and a very dear friend, Jeff Mann.
Smitty is survived by sister-in-law, Pat Smith; and nephews, Chuck Smith, Michael Smith and their families all of Georgia. nieces, Mary Ann Sanders, Betsy Lovelace, Catherine Graninger; nephew, George Smith and their families, all of Indiana. Also Merwyn and Wanda Mann who Smitty referred to as his adopted children and dear friend, Gillis "Sparky" Sparks.
Funeral service will be held at Alexian Village Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, with Brother J.N. Howard officiating.
Interment will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park cemetery.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the North Chapel.
The family would like to thank the staff at Alexian Village for all the care and love given to Smitty.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Signal Mountain United Methodist Church, Signal Mountain.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are mad by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.
Rev. Seymour Talley
Rev. Seymour Talley was called into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.
Rev. Talley was a member of Galilee Baptist Church where he faithfully served as a minister of the gospel as well as other ministries in the church. He was a retired truck driver and security guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; three sisters; and a daughter.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Joygenay Talley; children, William (Deborah) Hudgins, Sandra Sims, Twanda (Robert) Walker, Melba (Jacques) Mack, Cliftina (Darryl) Jacks, Pam (Brian) Burton, Lorie (Michael) White and James Anthony Talley; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Talley; and brother, Johnny (Louise) Talley.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at noon at Galilee Baptist Church, located at 2000 Jackson Ave. with the Rev. Eddie R. Jacks officiating.
Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Katsuhiko Waldon, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his home.
He was born Sept. 12, 1952, in Okinawa, Japan.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne.
Mr. Waldon was well known in Chattanooga for his association with various soccer organizations including the National Inter-Collegian Soccer Officials Association (NISOA), the Southeast Soccer Officials Association (SSOA), the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA).
He was employed with McKee Foods Corporation for the past 26 years.
His stepfather, Gary Waldon Sr. preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Cheryl Waldon; two sons, Justin (Wendy) Waldon, of Huntsville, Ala., Austin Waldon, of Chattanooga; mother, Emiko Waldon, of Jacksonville, N.C.; brothers, Hiroaki (Itoe) Uemura, of Okinawa, Japan, Gary (Leslie) Waldon Jr., of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Judy Annette (Troy) Kaiser, of Foley, Ala.; granddaughters, Brittaney Madison Metcalf and Kohana Grace Waldon.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with the Rev. Granville Seward officiating.
The family will receive friends Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home.
There will be no burial to follow as the body is being cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P. O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416, or Blood Assurance of Chattanooga, 700 E. Third St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.
Deborah Jean Walker, 58, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at her residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.
Caroline Andrews Williams, 79, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.
Mrs. Williams was born April 20, 1929 in Chattanooga.
She was a life time resident of Lookout Mountain. She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd. She was a member of the Fairyland Club and the Lookout Mountain Golf Club where she had many dear friends. She also was a member of Junior League of Chattanooga.
She and her sister were the first double queens of the Cotton Ball.
She also resided part time in Destin, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jerome and Caroline Pour; her parents, Garnett and Caroline Andrews; and her loving husband of 53 years, John K. Williams.
She is survived by four children, Caroline Decosimo, John K. Williams Jr., Garnett Williams and Van Court Williams; five grandchildren, Alexis Decosimo, Garnett Decosimo, Mary Cardine Williams, Ellie Williams, Van Court Williams II.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Forest Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home.
Lois Tuggle Williams, 94, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at a Chattanooga health care facility.
She lived most of her life in Nashville, and resided in Chattanooga for the past two years.
She was a native of Jefferson County, Ala., and a member of Granny White Church of Christ in Nashville.
She was public health nurse for many years and was retired from Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, Tenn. Nurses association, and the Tenn. Public Health Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richmond and Senie Vines Tuggle; husband, W. Nat Williams; son, Wesley N. Williams; brothers, Fred, Venson and Talmadge Tuggle; sisters, Pauline Rose, Ruby Key and Gordie Bell; and grandson, Daniel Womack.
She is survived by daughter, Dorothy (Allen) Womack, of McDonald, Tenn.; son, Jack (Joy) Williams and daughter-law, Kathy Williams, of Nashville; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday from 5-8 p.m. CDT and Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT at Woodlawn Mortuary in Nashville.
The funeral service will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. CDT with members of the family officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Daniel Womack Memorial Mission fund at East Ridge Church of Christ, 951 McBrien Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412. Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William Roger "Bill" Yarbrough passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in a local hospital.
He was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church and the Harvesters Sunday School Class. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Guadal Canal and was retired from DuPont.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Knox; and a sister, Naomi Kirby.
Survivors include his wife, Wilodene Yarbrough; son, Steve Yarbrough and his wife, Carol, of Ringgold, Ga.; daughter, Carmen Malone and her husband, Jerry, of Chattanooga; four grandchildren and spouses, Collin and Stacy Knox, Randy and Misty Malone, Chad and Debra Malone and Julie and Seth Goodwin; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and spouses, Richard and Louise Yarbrough, of Chickamauga, Ga., and Garland and Delores Yarbrough, of Soddy-Daisy; sister and spouse, Emily and George Dotson, of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Steve Yarbrough officiating.
Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Chad Malone, Randy Malone, Collin Knox, Seth Goodwin, Jimmy Yarbrough and Garland Yarbrough Jr. serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood St., Chattanooga, TN 37403, or to your favorite charity.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Freddie Cartwright Sr.
JASPER -- Freddie Cartwright Sr., 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in a Chattanooga hospital.
A U.S. Army veteran, he retired after 50 years as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Mary Gracie Levan Cartwright.
He is survived by his son, Freddie (Kim) Cartwright, of Bridgeport; two daughters, Audrey Saylers, of Hopewell, Va., and Sharon Cartwright, of Richmond, Va.; three stepchildren, Lynn Lamer and Mikki McAdams, both of South Pittsburg and Donald McLeod, of Gastonia, S.C.; his sister, Marie Mathes, of Pikeville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 11 a.m. CST Friday, Feb. 13, with the Rev. Glen Thomas officiating.
Interment will be in Sardis Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.
The family will gather with friends for visitation today, Feb. 12, from 5-9 p.m. CST at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg.
JASPER -Luther Wade Clark, 73, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family.
The son of the late Luther Milton and Geromie Brown Clark, he retired from General Contractors of Gallatin, Tenn., after many years.
He also was preceded in death by brother, Lowell McGowan; and sister, Floy Bell White.
Survivors include wife, Sue Clark; daughters, Mari Lynn (Scott) Rivers, Twin Falls, Idaho, Heather Clark, Jasper, and Kelly Roberts, Escondido, Calif.; sons, Jason Clark, Mike (Lorrie) Roberts and Bill Roberts, all of Jasper; stepdaughters, Suzanne Crews and Lori Crews; sisters, Maudell White, Evelyn Clark (Marvin) Fountain and Barbara Clark, all of Mt. Vernon, Ga.; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services 2 p.m. CST Friday from the Jasper Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Kilgore officiating.
Interment in Cumberland View Cemetery, Kimball.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.
The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. CST today at Rogers Funeral Home in Jasper.
DAYTON -- Sara Ann Green, 57, died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.
Funeral 1 p.m. today at Vanderwall Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest next to her sister in Trusley Family Cemetery on Dayton Mountain.
Please share your memories at on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
TRACY CITY -- Timothy Edward Hall, 41, of the Flat Branch Community near Tracy City, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his home.
Survivors include his children, Chris Hall and Mandy Hall, both of Coalmont; father, Alton "Monk" Hall, of Coalmont; mother, Willie Mae Nunley, of Tracy City; brother, Michael Hall, of Coalmont; sisters, Linda Joy Hall and Natasha Watwood, both of Coalmont; several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CST Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clayton Jones officiating.
Burial will be in Clouse Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. CST today at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City.
SOUTH PITTSBURG- Jessie Louise Rorex, 84, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at N.H.C. Dunlap, Tenn., after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 10, 1924.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Rorex; parents, Jessie James Hargiss and Lillie Gertrude Castleman Hargiss; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Mae Holeman, Mrs. Amanda Novella Case and Mrs. Mary Katy Adkins; and brothers, John William Hargiss and James Thomas Hargiss.
Surviving are brothers, David Frank Hargiss and wife, Shirley, Carlsbad, N.M., Francis Eugene Hargiss and wife, Petreva, Dunlap, Tenn., James David Thomas and wife, Jan, Mattawan, Mich.; several nieces and nephews and a friend, Ruth Kirk, Dunlap, Tenn.
Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside of Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, at 10 a.m. CST today, Feb. 12, 2009, with Brother Darrell Nunley officiating.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, Tenn., 423-942-9500, www.tatefh.com.
CLINTON -- Margaret Fay Souers, 51, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at her home.
She was of the Church of God faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Fay Speed; grandparents, Mama and Papa Carson; aunt, Gerrie Cantrell; and uncle, Kenneth Jones.
Survivors: husband, Mike Souers, of Clinton; children, Richard Barber, Jennifer Barber and Michael Allen Souers, all of Clinton; grandchildren, Krystn Barber, Jazleigh Latella and Maci Shaffer; sisters and brothers, Martha and Jerome Caldwell, of Decatur, Tenn., Steve and Anita Speed, of Decatur, Danny and Genie Speed, of Georgia, Ella and Melvin Blackwell, of Decatur, James Speed, of Crossville, Tenn.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Maylene Souers, of Tampa, Fla.; special aunt, Myetta Jones, of Clinton; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry L. Souers Sr. officiating.
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.
RINGGOLD -- William "Bill" Beierschmitt, 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his residence.
A native of Mt. Carmel, Pa., he had spent the past 20 years in the Cleveland, Tenn., and North Georgia areas and was retired from Micon Corporation. Mr. Beierschmitt was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, the Mt. Carmel American Legion, and the Elks Club. He also was a member of the VFW 2210. For more than 25 years, Mr. Beierschmitt participated in the Italian Open Golf Tournament in Mt. Carmel.
His parents, John and Helen McIntyre Beierschmitt, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Angela Ficca Beierschmitt; daughter and son-in law, Lynn Beierschmitt and Dale Conerly and daughter, Judy Beierschmitt Bodnar, all of Ringgold; brother, John Beierschmitt, Bloomsburg, Pa.; sister, Patricia Dudzinski, Mechanics, Pa.; grandchildren, Harrison, Lindsay, Hannah, Joseph, Haylee and Jack.
Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Church with Father Tony Dickerson officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com to share your thoughts and memories.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary service beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
ROSSVILLE -- Charlsie Faye Garrett Clark, 68, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.
She was born in Bryant, Ala. to the late Fred C. and Virgie Mae Douglas Garrett. She was currently employed with Wal-Mart in Fort Oglethorpe, where she worked in the Deli. She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marsha Clark; and a granddaughter, Maria Wright.
She is survived by her sons, Jack Garrett, of Rossville, Darrell Parrish, of Dalton, Ga.; sisters, Doyce Lansford, of East Brainerd, Shirley Franklin, of Atlanta; brothers, Vernon Garrett and Ernest Garrett, both of Chickamauga, Ga.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today prior to the service.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 12, 2009, in the J. Avery Bryan Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes.
Burial will follow in Chickamauga Cemetery.
Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.
RINGGOLD -- Alex Ensley, 13, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009.
Alex was a beloved son, grandson and friend. Alex was a member of First Lutheran Church where he was an Acolyte. He was an eighth grade student at Belvoir Christian Academy, formerly the Lutheran School where he participated in cross-country, soccer, basketball, and golf. He spent his summers with his grandparents in Southport, N.C. where he swam on the Marlins swim team.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Martha Whittle and Evelyn R. McGuire.
Everyone who met him will remember his friendly nature and laugh. He not only touched everyone that he met, they also touched him. He was a mentor to many younger students but especially the members of the track team. He did not just tell them about perseverance he showed it to them by running along with them when they felt like they could not make it. Alex showed them that they could make it. Always with a smile on his face he glowed with life and it shows by the host of friends that love him and will miss him.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother and stepfather, Cheryl and Ron Puckett; grandparents, Frank and Patsy Ensley, Sandy and Dan Arhelger, Farrell and Jean Garnand; father, Geoffrey Ensley; aunts and uncles, Christopher Garnand, Mary Ann (Bobby) Johnson, Jennifer Futrell, Jennifer Ensley, Bill Porter, Nathan Arhelger; special cousins, Taylor Arhelger, Peyton Pethick, and Mary Elizabeth Bowers; and his many friends in his eighth grade class at Belvoir Christian Academy as well as many other family members and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Gilbert Pingel officiating.
Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
Alex will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. today at the church.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to view memorial tribute and send condolences.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Alex's honor to Belvoir Christian Academy, 800 Belvoir Ave., East Ridge, TN 37412.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
TUNNEL HILL -- Sara June Bryant Johnson, 66, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.
She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Sarah Bryant; daughter, Lateasa Louis Key; and sister, Billie Sue Glad.
Survivors include husband, Jerry Johnson; four daughters and sons-in-law, Rosanna and Wyatt Taborn, Jerrie Ann Johnson, and Karen Miller, all of Tunnel Hill, and Sarah and Dean Carlton, Soddy-Daisy; son, Richard Johnson, of Tunnel Hill; three sisters, Evelyn Goldsmith, Rebecca Goldsmith, both of Chattanooga, and Linda Teeters, Rossville,; four brothers, James Bryant of Alabama, Jerry Bryant, Tunnel Hill, Richard Bryant, Tunnel Hill, and Steven Bryant, of Rossville; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren, all of whom Love her dearly and will miss her greatly.
The visitation will be today 6-9 p.m. and Friday 11-1 p.m. in Westside Baptist Church.
Brother Ed Parson will conduct the service in the church Friday at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 3349 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, GA 30741.
Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated.
CHICKAMAUGA -- Billy Ray Lowrance, 54, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.
Billy was an avid musician and member of the Millwee Hollow Band and was well known in the Chattanooga area.
Survivors include his daughters, Sondra Pelham, Tonya Nabors, both of Rossville, Jennifer Lowrance, of Nashville; parents, Charles and Frances Anderson Lowrance, of Chickamauga; brothers, Charles D., Allen, Jimmy and Eddie Lowrance; sisters, Patty Ligon, Sandy Lowrance; grandchildren, Mitchell, Chandler, Raylee Nabors; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow in Chickamauga City Cemetery.
Family will receive friends after 3 p.m. today, and prior to the service Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association.
Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.
ROSSVILLE -- Elaine C. Newell, 83, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in a local health care facility.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Billy Dean officiating.
Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
Visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com to send condolences.
The family will receive friends today from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.
RINGGOLD -- Dorothy Rider Phillips went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, after a brave and courageous battle for a year with cancer.
She was born in Memphis, on Nov. 18, 1925. She had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Chattanooga. Her and her husband, Gene Phillips, were the original owners of Maggie's Restaurant in Rossville and Fort Oglethorpe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Alice Rider, of Memphis; spouse, Eugene Phillips; and brother, Kenneth Rider, of Memphis.
She is survived by five daughters, Pepper (Maurice) Quinn, Fort Oglethorpe, Diane (Jack) Cochran, of Dalton, Janie (Jim) Cox, Rossville, Kay (Raymond) Whittle, South Haven, Miss., Cheryl Kyle, Ringgold; 13 grandchildren, Eddie, Scott and Michael Quinn, Randy Hill, Tiffany Lowe, Lamar and Chris Cox, Lisa Carlisle, Ricky Whittle, Ramanda Sharrock, Christy Harris, Stacy Harmon, Lesley Shutters; and 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Virginia Bass, Frances South and Gloria Facenelli; two brothers, Raymond Rider and Henry Rider, all of Mississippi; sister-in-law, Yvonne Browning, Rossville; and special friend, Ruth Quinn, of East Ridge.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel with the Rev. John Andrus and the Rev. Eric Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to view memorial tribute and share condolences.
The family would like to thank friends, neighbors and her church family for their faithfulness with cards, calls and prayers. And a special thanks to Hutcheson Hospice, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Rice at Memorial Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hutcheson Hospice, 640 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.