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HAMILTON COUNTY

Arthur Allen II

Arthur M. Allen II, 89, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, in a local hospital.

He was a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. Mr. Allen was a graduate of McCallie School and the University of Tennessee, where he played on the basketball team. He was the owner of Arthur Allen Realty and had been active in Gideons International and the Union Gospel Mission. He had coached youth baseball on Lookout Mountain and enjoyed hunting, fishing and tennis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Allen; parents, Walter S. Allen Sr. and Frances Morris Allen; two brothers, Walter S. Allen Jr., and Eugene Allen.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Baird, and her husband Andrew, of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren, Andrew C. Baird III, of Washington, D.C., Davis Allen Baird, and Owen Cason Baird, both of Arlington.

The family would like to express special thanks to the current team of caregivers: Mae Carpenter, Jonathan Butler, April Hollingsworth and Robin Daniel.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with Joel Treick and Mike Preg officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday in the church connector.

Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.

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

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

Phyllis Bise

Phyllis J. Bise, 65, of Chattanooga, lost her courageous three year battle with ovarian cancer on Friday, June 26, 2009.

Phyllis had the privilege of enjoying her home in Chattanooga for 24 years and her second home in Marco Island, Fla., for five years. Phyllis received her BA in design and was the owner of The Finishing Touch Interior Design Studio for 18 years. She was blessed to do what she truly loved for a living.

She was preceded in death by her father, Grady Fleming; stepmother, Virgie Fleming; sister, Nora Fleming; and brother, Ted Fleming.

She leaves to cherish her memory, mother, Kelsie Fleming; son and daughter-in-law, L. Carson II and Catherine Bise; daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Chris Gratch; grandchildren, Bronwyn Bise and Bella Gratch; sister and brother-in-law, Genola and John Dallas; brother, Tollie Fleming; two nieces, five nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Flin officiating.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7554 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Jean Bookout

Wilma Jean Bookout, 77, of Harrison, died on Thursday, July 2, 2009, in a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Heritage Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jerry Atkins officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Matthew Brown, Burl Dill, Jerry Fox, Billy Crowe, John Pelham and Bryan West serving as pallbearers.

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

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

Hilda Chase

Hilda Medley Chase, 70, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, July 2, 2009.

She was a member of Lake Hills Church of Christ. A native of Kingston, Tenn., she graduated from Roane County High School in 1956. She moved to Chattanooga to attend Baroness Erlanger Hospital's nursing program, graduating in 1959. Her nursing career spanned years of service as an RN at Erlanger, working both the surgical unit and the emergency room. Later, she was an industrial nurse for Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant and Campbell's Clinic.

Even though her career accomplishments were unparalleled, she will best be remembered for her infectious laugh, her comedic sense of humor and her unwavering desire to put others first. Her love of the outdoors included boating throughout the Southeast, Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. She left her footprint with all who crossed her path. She will be forever missed by her family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Alvin and Minnie Lee Medley; siblings, Jim Medley and Don Medley, all of Florida.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Thom Chase; her two children, Sheri Chase (Ed) Waterhouse, and Trey (Sharon) Chase; three grandchildren, Jackson Chase Waterhouse, Jillian Claire Waterhouse, and Colton Thomas Chase, all of Chattanooga; brother, Ed Medley; sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, all of Florida.

The family will receive friends at Turner Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens, West, with Minister Reece Fauscett officiating.

To celebrate her life, a memory celebration will be held immediately following the graveside service at Big River Grille. Friends are encouraged to join the family to share stories and photos of Hilda's life.

Honorary pallbearers are Baroness Erlanger Hospital Nursing Class of 1959.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation.

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

Rev. Willie Clark

The Rev. Willie Dan Clark, 76, departed this life on Saturday, June 27, 2009.

Mr. Clark was born and raised in Grantville, Ga., before moving to Chattanooga.

He was pastor of First Baptist Church of Lookout Mountain for six years and then Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he served for 34 years before retiring.

Mr. Willie D. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Willie H. and Dora; brother, Russell; sister, Mary Ellen; and daughter, Cynthia Clark-Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Callie J. Clark; daughters, Deborah and Sabrina; sons, Anthony (Barbara) Vincent (Meshona), Willie ( Patricia) and Douglas; grandchildren, Keisha, Ariel, Alex, Anthony II , Michelle, Neaisha and Pierre; son-in-law, Willie Smith; brothers, William (Sylvia), James (Juanita), Emmit (Janice); sisters, Nellie Robinson and Mattie Sims; brother-in-law, Sidney (Francis) Eberhart; sister-in-law, Nancy Montgomery; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Homegoing Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Orchard Knob Baptist Church.

Interment in National Cemetery.

There will be a worship service held at 7 p.m. today, July 5, starting at Union Grove Baptist Church.

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

June Finney

June Corynn Finney, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009.

She retired from Whitwell Medical Center as assistant administrator.

Mrs. Finney was a member of Northside Presbyterian Church for 48 years, where she served as elder, shepherd, Sunday school teacher, choir member and member of the Quilting Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis R. Finney; and a daughter, Cheryl Quarles.

Survivors are her son, Roger (Becky) Finney, of Lakesite; daughter, Donna (Eddie) Hatmaker, of Hixson; daughter, Karen (Larry) Schenk, of Key West, Fla.; two brothers, Roger Shotwell, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Earle Shotwell, of Fern Park, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Presbyterian Church with Dr. Larry Schenk and the Rev. Sam Pope officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.

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

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

Don Holley

Donald "Don" Howard Holley, 64, of Chattanooga, died Friday, July 3, 2009, in a local hospital.

A native of Danville, Va., Mr. Holley had lived in Chattanooga since 1978. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and was a member of the Chattanooga Elks Lodge 91. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Holley was a home builder and was involved in the building supply industry for many years before his death.

He is survived by his son, Scott (Elizabeth) Holley, Nashville; daughter, Kelly (Jared) Barlew, Chickamauga, Ga.; former wife and best friend, Kay Holley, Chattanooga; parents, Howard and Irene Holley, Danville, Va.; sister, Deborah (Gene) Touchstone, Martinsville, Va.; five grandchildren, Jake, Kyle, Lindsay, Allison, Parker; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Highland Burial Park in Danville, Va., with the Rev. Jack Fitts officiating.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

The family request that all floral gifts be sent to Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home, 703 N. Main St., Danville, Va.

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

Jimmy Hood L. Sr.

Jimmy L. Hood Sr., 57, of Chattanooga, died Friday, July 3, 2009, in a local hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Jessica Jolley

Jessica Laurel Jolley, 22, of McDonald, Tenn., died on Thursday, July 2, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was born in Chattanooga on May 22, 1987. She graduated from Bradley Central High School in 2005. She was a certified medical assistant at Dr. Tom Caldwell's office.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph A. and Helen P. Jolley, of Harrison; grandfather, Louis S. Smith, of Pikeville, Tenn.

She is survived by daughter, Fiore' Cannon, of McDonald; parents, Paul and Rhonda Jolley of McDonald; three sisters, Stephanie Armstrong (husband Jerome Armstrong), of Cleveland, Tenn., Jenny Stephens (husband Derrick Stephens), of Cleveland, Becky Howe (husband Ryan Howe), of Spartanburg, S.C.; nephews, Preston Armstrong and Cameron Stephens of Cleveland; grandmother, Mary Ann Smith Hall and Ira Hall, of Pikeville, Tenn.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Kinzil Hooker officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon until 4 p.m. today at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Antoinette Knopper

Antoinette F. Knopper, beloved wife and mother, passed to her rest on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

She is survived by her husband, Martin, and son, Fred, along with six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Collegedale Church.

Charles McWilliams

Charles E. McWilliams, 54, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, in a local hospital.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Lee McWilliams; father, Dan "Sunny" McWilliams Jr.; and brother, Donald McWilliams.

Survivors include his son, Charles Lee (Winnie) McWilliams, of Soddy-Daisy; brothers, William (Linda) McWilliams, and Terry (Becky) McWilliams, all of Soddy-Daisy; sisters, Sherry (Richard) Miller, of Soddy-Daisy, and Bridgette (Donny) Griffith, of Sequatchie, Tenn., along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Bowman Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday 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.

Corey Mullinix

Corey McKinley Mullinix, 21, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009.

Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announce by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel.

Freda North

Freda Ann North, 74, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

Family and friends are welcome to gather at the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 for a procession to Chattanooga National Cemetery, where Mrs. North will be buried at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Tim Elliott, Phil Elliott, John Ward, Darrell McKaig, Brian McKaig and John Miller.

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

John Poole Sr.

John Woodrow Poole Sr. died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga.

John was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Sale Creek to the late John R. Poole and Clara (Fox) Poole. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jacquetta "Jackie" Jordan Poole; brothers Earl, Riley, Creed, Archie and Ed Poole; and sisters, Robbie Dean Higdon and Clara Wynn.

John served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. in the South Pacific. He was a member of Daisy United Methodist Church and loved to play the guitar. He had been employed with Lupton City, Olin Conductors, American Electric and Robinson's Manufacturing Company.

John is survived by his son, John W. (Linda) Poole Jr.; granddaughter, Rebecca (Peter) Conrad; and great-granddaughter, Riley Elizabeth Conrad, all of Sale Creek.

Funeral services for John will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Eldridge and the Rev. Jim Purser officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in Rhea Memory Gardens.

Please share your memories of John on his online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.

The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, where they will receive friends today from 2-8 p.m.

Frank Reed Jr.

Bonnie Frank Reed Jr., 83 of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 2, 2009.

He was born May 16, 1926 in Rome, Ga., to the late Hazel and Bonnie Frank "B.F." Reed Sr.

Mr. Reed was a member of New Haven Baptist Church and the Auditorium Sunday School Class. He was a U.S. World War II Navy veteran.

He retired from DuPont after 39 years of service. He was a member of DuPont's Men's Fastpitch Softball Team and was well known for his defensive play at second base.

His brother, Eugene Reed preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Reed; children, Frank Reed III and his wife, Denise, Bobby Reed and his wife, Pam, all of Ooltewah, Cheryl Ridge and her husband, Bill, of Knoxville; stepchildren, Thomas Cowart and his wife, Melanie, of Hixson, Tammy Carter and her husband, Jerry, of Navarre, Fla.; sisters, Elizabeth Davis, of Fort Oglethorpe, Mary Ann Prichard and her husband, James, of Hixson, Carol Brooks, of Nashville, Nancy Coleman and her husband, Danny, of Hixson; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the East Brainerd Chapel with Rev. Bill Broom officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 200 Central Ave., 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.

David Sutton

David Lewis Sutton, 67, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, George Lewis and Vina Elizabeth Sutton.

David graduated from Kirkman High School in 1958 and then attended Cookeville University. He served in the Air Force for eight years. He was employed by Sears for 15 years, established his own local business for 20 years and later he was also a postman. He was a benevolent person who donated his life to helping children and those who had lost their way in life. He was active in Scouting, the Snow Hill community, children's ministries at his church and the juvenile detention homes. He touched many lives in his church and with his outdoor ministries at Harrison Bay Park. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the TVCC and loved canoeing, biking, hiking and fishing with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Juanita Sutton; children, Vina Davis, William Sutton, Jonathon Sutton and Linda Stone, all of Chattanooga. Grandchildren, Jacob Davis, Hannah Stone and Sydney Stone.

Visitation will be at Lakewood Baptist Church from 2-4 p.m. today.

The Rev. Dr. David Bragg will conduct the service at 4 p.m. today.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the bus ministry at Lakewood Baptist Church, or the Chattanooga Heart Transplant Support Group care of Erlanger hospital.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated.

Carl Taylor Sr.

Carl L. Taylor Sr., 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2009, at the residence of his son.

A celebration of life in songs will begin today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 1:30 p.m. with Brother Freeman Wyche, of Miami, Fla., as the eulogist.

Burial will be in the family plot at Highland Memorial Gardens.

Sean Thomas

Sean Keith Thomas, 43, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009, at his home.

He is survived by his parents, Bobby and Johnie Thomas of Hixson; a very close brother, Steve Thomas, of Hixson; a brother, Vic Thomas, sister-in-law, Susan Thomas; and nieces, Kasie Thomas and Kristin Thomas, all of Orlando, Fla.; nephew, Michael Thomas, wife, Amber and son, M.J., all of Virginia Beach; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and companion, Cynthia Corder, of Soddy-Daisy.

A memorial service will be held at a later date following cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Share your thoughts and memories at www.legacyfuneralhome.com 24 obituary line 843-5055.

Norma Vines

CLEVELAND - Norma Gaye Vines, 71, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 2, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Greeneville, Tenn., to the late Roscoe Lee Sheffey and Vergie B. McIntosh Floyd.

She was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church in Cleveland.

Her husband, Ira Lee Vines Sr., and son, Lee Vines Jr. preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughters, Pamela LeClair, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Angela (Larry) Vlansit, of Soddy-Daisy, Cheryl Hill, of Cleveland; sister, Susan (Mike) Kinsey, of McDonald; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Valley View Chapel with Rev. Larry Bryant officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

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

The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. today at Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga.

TENNESSEE

Mary Ellen Barker

DUNLAP - Mary Ellen Lewis Barker, 88, died at NHC Dunlap on Thursday, July 2, 2009, after an extended illness.

Mrs. Barker was a lifelong member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lewis Barker; sons, Jerry Barker and Wayne Barker, she was the last surviving sibling of a family of twelve.

Survivors include son, Stanley (Debbie) Barker, Dunlap; grandchildren, Christa (Jeremy) Bradford, Garrett (Karen) Barker, Corey (Christie) Barker, all of Dunlap, Sherry (Shane) Bickford, Brockdell; great-grandchildren, Jared Barker, Drew Barker, Griffin Barker, Emma Bradford, Carter Bradford, and Ethan Barker, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT Monday in Ewton Funeral Home chapel with Brother Tom Tucker and Brother Terry Barker officiating.

Burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. CDT today.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network or Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Building fund.

Pallbearers are Alan Barker, Benny Barker, Garrett Barker, Richard Bryant, Randy Abercrombie and Keith Cartwright.

Online guestbook at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Ewton Funeral Home, 6936 Highway 28, Dunlap, TN 37327, (423) 949-2112.

Nina Kellar

ETOWAH - Nina Kellar, 89, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, in an Etowah hospital.

She was a lifelong resident of Etowah and was a member of North Etowah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Kellar.

Survivors include three daughters, Geraldine (Bill) Tickle, of Chattanooga, Barbara (Barry) Wood, of Cherryville, N.C., Pat Mashburn, of Etowah; son, Mike (Patti) Kellar, of Flintstone; one sister, Mary Scarbrough, of Athens; nine granddaughters; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at noon at Greenhill Cemetery in Etowah.

The family will receive friends 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bordwine Funeral Home in Etowah.

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, Chattanooga.

Cleo Long

ESTILL SPRINGS - Cleo Virgie Long, 95, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at Liberty United Methodist Church in Liberty, Tenn.

Burial in Salem Cemetery.

Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester.

GEORGIA

Betty Childs

TRENTON - Betty Childs, 69, of passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Childs; daughters, Patricia L. Bright, and Sharon J. Childs; sister, Joyce G. Lively; and brother, Harry L. Daugherty.

She was born April 16, 1940, to the late Harry W. and Leanna A. Daugherty. She was a longtime member of Eckankar and served as a devoted member of the clergy. She was a college graduate with a B.A. in psychology and a member of the Psi Beta National Honor Society. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker to her family. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by all who love her.

She is survived by her children, retired Master Sgt. Laura D. Green (husband Master Sgt. James R. Green), Rebecca A. Olewine (husband, Randall C. Olewine), James R. Childs (wife Cpt. Sherry L. Childs), Bonnie E. Childs; seven grandchildren, Sgt. Richard T. Hubbard, Staff Sgt. Charles F. Hubbard, Crystal D. Bright, Joshua A. Knowlton, Benjamin H. Childs, Tiffany S. Childs, and Rachel E. Olewine; two great-grandchildren, Damien and Alaina Bright; three sisters, Juanita L. Blevins (husband, Daniel M. Blevins), Melanie D. Parrish (husband Harold V. Parrish), and Glenda M. Beach (life partner, Dennis Randolf); devoted family friend, Kathy Klimas, and her beloved pets, Casey, Sambo, and Moochie.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, in Ryan Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to Hospice of Chattanooga or Eckankar World Services.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.

Roy Dawkins

TRENTON - Roy Allen Dawkins, born June 27, 1943, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, his 66th birthday.

He was a retired electrician, a member of Trenton First Baptist Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 84. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Funk Dawkins; parents, Arnold Lee Dawkins and Ruby Irene Cochran Burrows; and one sister, Elizabeth Dawkins Ursy.

Survivors include his daughter, Marcy Brigman, Sugar Land, Texas; grandson, Matthew Dawkins, Trenton; and sister, Shelby J. York, Chattanooga.

A memorial service will be held later in the summer.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that in memoriam be sent to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth GA 30096.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

Gloria Evans

RINGGOLD - Gloria Aneda Dunn Evans, 76, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a former employee of Hutcheson Medical Center and was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward L. Benton Sr.; second husband, Glenn Evans; parents, George and Etta Holbrook Dunn; and son, Roger D. Benton.

She is survived by four children, Jerry L. Benton, of Atlanta, Sherrill L. Benton, of Ringgold, Diann Stevens, of Chattanooga, and Edward L. Benton Jr.; brother, Bobby Dunn, of Ringgold; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home Chapel with the Rev. David James officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Ringgold Chapel Ringgold.

Paul Slayton Sr.

Paul Fredrick Slayton Sr., 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009, at his residence.

A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area he was a former employee of Mill Wrights local Union 654, where he worked for over 50 years, and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Stella Comer Slayton.

He was survived by his wife, Jewel Lunsford Slayton, of Chattanooga; five children, Pete (Sissy) Slayton, of Rossville, Reva (Fred) Curd, of East Ridge, Becky (Daniel) Beaty, of Cleveland, Jenny (James) York, of Harrison, and Timothy Bryan Slayton, of Chattanooga; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, Ringgold Chapel, Ringgold.

Billy Whittemore

RINGGOLD - Billy Gene Whittemore, 62, passed away Friday, July 3, 2009.

He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He was a carpenter and foreman for most of his life and was last employed with Babb Construction. His passion in life was his grandchildren, but he also enjoyed playing guitar and watching boxing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lula Belle Whittemore, and several siblings.

Survivors include his loving wife of more than 41 years, Patsy Skidmore Whittemore, of Ringgold; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri (Stephen) Martin, of Sanford, N.C., and Deborah (Jeremiah) Jamieson, of Ringgold; brothers, Edward Whittemore, of Elijay, Ga., John Whittemore Jr., of Ringgold; sisters, Lois Rhodes, of Benton, Tenn., Velma Alton, Ringgold, and Betty Nichols, of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; three grandchildren, Whitley Martin, Gunner Beeler and Sofie Jamieson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Greer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. on Monday and prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online guest book, at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com

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

OTHER AREAS

Hugh Moser Jr.

PALMETTO, Fla. - Hugh G. Moser Jr., 93, formerly of Tullahoma, Tenn., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009.

He was born in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh G. Moser and Carrie McDonald Moser; sister Mary Howard, California; and brother Paul W. Moser, Chattanooga.

He is survived by his wife, Winnie Davis Moser, of Palmetto, Fla., and formerly of Tullahoma; daughter, Karen (Ray) Wiles, of Bradenton, Fla.; brothers, Benjamin Moser, of Colorado and Raymond Moser, of Chattanooga; sister, Betty Payne, of Chattanooga; and grandchildren, Richard, Adam and Angela, of Bradenton, Fla.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel with Funeral services to follow at 11 a.m.

Burial will be in Sarasota National Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sanctuary Choir of First United Methodist Church, 208 W. Lauderdale St., Tullahoma, TN 37388.

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