Winston Joyce Dove, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 12, 2009.
She was born in Spring City, Tenn. She raised her family and lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area and recently resided in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
She was a member of the Southern Railway Ladies Bridge Club and also a member of Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga.
She was loved by and survived by daughters, Kathy Dove (Jeff) Campbell, of Lookout Mountain, Karla Dove Wright, of Anchorage, Alaska; sons, Kerry (Cindy) Dove, of Nolensville, Tenn., Kevin (Mickie) Dove, of Murfreesboro, and Kelley (Roxana) Dove, of Readyville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jessica Campbell, Brittany Dove Brown, Katy Wright, Allison Dove, Brady Dove, Sam Dove, Ben Campbell, Spencer Wright, Morgan Wright, Elizabeth Wright, Noah Wright, Andrew Dove, Joshua Dove; and great grandchild, Victoria Campbell. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the North Chapel.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, June 15, 2009, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Sterling Jetton officiating.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Sam Drash, 70, of Chattanooga, died early Friday, June 12, 2009, after a 12-year battle with leukemia.
Sam was a teacher, principal and coach beloved by hundreds of kids over the last 45 years.
Drash dedicated his life to children, beginning as a history teacher in Montgomery, Ala. in the 1960's and rising to become one of the top headmasters in Tennessee as the leader of Christ Methodist Day School in Memphis from 1974 to 1984.
Drash always put children before self. Students recall a man who gave second and third chances, even when they didn't deserve it. Some students tell tales of being sent to the principal's office, only to have Drash cry with them over their offenses.
"That was Dad. He loved kids so much. He always believed in them." His son, Wayne Drash, says, "He was a man of honor and integrity. His philosophy was: You can never do wrong if you follow your heart."
"You heard dads of his generation not being open with their kids, but Dad would always dote on his three sons. He'd always give us hugs as boys and tell us, "I love you!'"
Drash coached baseball, football and basketball grade school teams over the years, racking up numerous championships along the way. Players say the teams always won because they didn't want to disappoint their coach-and school principal.
In addition to Christ Methodist, Drash was a headmaster at the following schools: Bayside Academy, in Daphne, Ala.; Sumner Academy in Gallatin, Tenn.; The Benjamin School, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and Scenic Land School in Chattanooga.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, J. Wayne and Lois Drash; his stepmother, Eleanor Drash; and brother Phil Drash.
A graduate of Rhodes College in 1961, Drash leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Ginny; and three sons, Lewis, Mike (Tracy), and Wayne (Genny); and three grandchildren, Emma, Billy and Tallulah.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at First-Centenary United Methodist Church in Chattanooga with the Rev. Dwight Kilbourne officiating.
The Morgan Sunday School Class of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Burial will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Como, Miss., about 40 miles south of Memphis, with the Rev. Samuel Godfrey officiating.
Following the burial, family and friends are invited to the house of Sledge and Denise Taylor.
The family will also receive friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. today at the church and immediately following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests the contributions be made to Christ Methodist, the school he loved. Contact the school at (901) 202-6060 or e-mail at Development@cmdsmemphis.org
Condolences may be sent to www.lane-coulterchapel.com.
Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Decie R. Ezell, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009.
She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, where she was the last charter member and worked in the nursery for over 50 years.
Her great-grandchildren were very special in her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" O. Ezell.
She is survived by her daughter, Rita A. Ezell Sowder, East Brainerd; grandchildren, Vicki Walker, and husband, Mike, Lavergne, Tenn., Linda Curtis, and husband, Mike, Soddy-Daisy, David Sowder, and wife, Kim, East Brainerd; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Dean officiating.
Interment will follow in Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to view the memorial tribute and share condolences.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Addie Louise Hollis passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009.
Graveside service will be today, June 15, 2009, at Hall Cemetery on Signal Mountain.
Condolences maybe made at www.javerybryan.com.
Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.
Steve Kinzalow, 54, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 13, 2009.
Mr. Kinzalow was of the Catholic faith and was a 1973 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He was currently employed as a hair stylist for 31 years at Classic Beautique, where he was considered by his employer, clients, and co-workers as family, with whom he shared a special bond. He enjoyed the time he spent teaching ballroom and other styles of dancing and also enjoyed antiqueing as a hobby.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Kinzalow.
Survivors include his mother, Sue Mason Landers; brother, Perry and his wife, DaVonna; nieces, Somer and SaVanna; special friends, Mike Layne and Bill Pritchard, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the funeral home with Father Alex Waraksa and the Rev. Fred Smith officiating.
Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 S. Moore Road.
Cleo Hines Love, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at her residence.
Graveside service will be today at noon in Ruth Cofer Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Stovall officiating.
The body will lie in state after 9:30 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home.
Nellie Ruth Boston Lusk, 80, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 12, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Tate and grandson Christopher Lusk officiating.
Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.lane-coulterchapel.com.
Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
James E. Markum, 35, of Hixson, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 13, 2009.
A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was preceded in death by his mother, Sherry Markum.
Survivors include his son, Hayden Markum; Hayden's mother, Sara Humphrey; mother and father-in-law, Miles and Deborah Beaty; father and stepmother, Mike and Sissy Markum; sister, Dori Beasley; maternal grandfather, Jim Barnett; paternal grandmother, Peggy Markum; niece, Shai Markum; grandmother-in-law, Emma Schwartz; and nephew, Kyle Beasley, all of Chattanooga.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve Markum officiating.
Interment will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.mem.com.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153.
Cecil Pence, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, June 10, 2009.
He was the son of the late Oscar and Lula Pence.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army. He was a graduate of the University of Dayton, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Education. He taught middle school math in the Beaver Creek, Ohio School system.
Mr. Pence was a lifelong member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. Pence is survived by his wife of 60 years, Catherine Pence, of Chattanooga; three daughters, Pam (Jerry) Duckett, of Wooster, Ohio, Sue (Tom) Goubeaux, of Fayetteville, Ga., and Lisa (Lance) Marshall, of Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Laura, Evie, Angie, Paige and Grant; sister, Nora Herbert, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held today, June 15, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Walliser and the Rev. Chuck Patrick officiating.
Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive friends today from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1501 E. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45403, or to the Gospel City Mission, P.O. Box 1141, Dayton, Ohio, 45401.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com.
Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.
Maynard Jerome Roberson, 63, a native of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 9, 2009.
He was born April 5, 1946, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Avery L. Roberson Maynard.
He attended Riverside High School and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed at TVA.
Maynard accepted Christ at a young age uniting with Rock Island Baptist Church under the Rev. Simmie Sanders.
He was preceded in death by both parents; a sister, Elizabeth McCray; and two brothers, Avery L. Roberson Jr. and LeVander Roberson Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted son, Michael Roberson, Chattanooga; granddaughters, Toya Roberson, Chattanooga, and Jaslyn Roberson, Atlanta; four sisters, Catherine (Jack) McGinnis, Newport News, Va., Geraldine (Charles) Powell, Chattanooga, Aberdine (John) Dennison, Walla Walla, Wash., and Amelia Ford, Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Alfonzo (Diane) Roberson, Chattanooga; Ernest (Carolyn) Roberson, Atlanta, and Arlandis Roberson, Chattanooga; a very dear friend, Cindy Butchee, several caring nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Rock Island Baptist Church at 1 p.m.
Interment at National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 6-7 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home,1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
PALMER - Marie Birdwell, 89, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at her home.
She was born in Palmer on December 7, 1919, to Jack and Mary Fulfur James, who preceded her in death along with her husband, Estle Birdwell; daughter, Clara Frances Birdwell; sisters, Mattie Meeks and Nellie James; brothers, Bill, George, Ralph, Gordon, Jessie, Fred, Frank and Albert James.
She is survived by her daughter, Margie Birdwell; sons, James E. "Jim" (Sandra Carol) Birdwell, Blackshear, Ga., and Charles F. (Wanda), Powells Cross Roads; grandchildren, Terry (Kim) Birdwell, Sherry (Shane) Higgins, Cindy (Paul) Elliott, Melissa (Joey) Todd and Stacey (Rusty) Hunt; ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ray Gomer officiating with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery.
Visitation 4-9 p.m. today at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer.
CLEVELAND - Howard Foster Fulton, 96, died Saturday, June 13, 2009.
He was a communicant of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cleveland.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ethel Evelyn Leith Fulton; one son, James Howard Fulton, Decatur, Ga.; two daughters: Margaret Fulton Busbin, and her husband, John, Rome, Ga., and Judith Fulton Varnell, Cleveland.
For forty years, he worked in the newspaper production industry, retiring from Bowater Southern, Inc., in the 1970's.
He was a past member of the Lion's Club, Cherokee Plungers and Hedgers, and the Cleveland Country Club.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Luke's on Monday, June 15, 2009.
The funeral will be held at St. Lukes's Episcopal Church at 2:30 with the Rev. Perry Scruggs officiating.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 5, Cleveland, TN 37364-0005.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net.
Arrangements by Grissom Funeral Home, Cleveland, Tennessee.
DAYTON - Harold Edward Mitts died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Rhea Medical Center.
He attended Morgan Springs Baptist Church, and loved hunting and fishing with his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hattie (Morgan) Marler Mitts; and sister, Margaret Rice.
He is survived by Shirley Mitts, of Dayton; two children, John Mitts, Dayton, and Cheri Dodson, Evensville; one brother, Herbert Mitts, Dayton; five sisters, Loretta Louallen, Graysville, Marion Simms, Chattanooga, Louise Webb, Dayton, Ina Roach, Red Bank, Carolyn Carney, Dayton; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Jewell and nephew Richard Simms officiating.
Interment in Rigsby Cemetery.
Visitation today from 4-9 p.m.
Arrangements by Coulter Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton.
GRANDVIEW - James W. Riggs, 75, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Roane Medical Center.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Ewing Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Vaughn Funeral Home one hour before services.
SOUTH PITTSBURG - Stella Christine Scharer Young, 96, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at a local hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Franklin Walter and Vesta Knott Scharer, and was preceded in death by her husband, Ben W. Young.
Mrs. Young was a member of the Stevenson Advent Christian Church and was a former employee of the Browning Hosiery Mill.
She is survived by her son, Wade Young, of South Pittsburg; three grandsons, Glen, Bill, and Kevin Young, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today, June 15, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg with Minister Billy Watkins officiating.
Online condolences may be left at www.rogersfuneralhome.com.
Interment will be in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.
TENNGA - Sardis E. Parker Grady, 95, died Sunday, June 14, 2009.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Peeples Funeral Home in Chatsworth, who is in charge of arrangements.
RINGGOLD - Edna Willingham, died peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2009, at her residence.
She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Willingham was a loving wife, mother, and Nana.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 59 years, Hugh "Spud" Willingham; daughters, Diane (David) Ownbey and Staci Willingham, all of Ringgold; grandchildren, Brooke (Kevin) Lewis, Tori (Ashley) O'Donald, Zac (Kendy) Ownbey, Madison Davis; great-grandchildren, Riley O'Donald and Molly Kate Lewis.
Services at noon today in the chapel with the Rev. Randy Chestnut officiating.
Interment will follow in National Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Hutcheson Hospice, especially Sandra Plemons for all of their loving care.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to view memorial tribute and send condolences.
RAINSVILLE - Junior Coots, 72, died Sunday, June 14, 2009.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens.
Visitation 3-9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of service.
FORT PAYNE - Elna Faye Crowe, 71, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009, at her residence.
She is survived by her sons Tom (Jennifer) Jones of Smyrna, Tenn., and Robert Jones, of Fort Payne; brothers, Vealdor, Talmadge, and Malcolm Prater; sister, Myrtle Vaughn; and grandchildren, Zack, Amber, Robbie, Michael, Preston, and Taylor.
Memorial services will be 6 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Payne.
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, online guetbook, www.wilsonfhinc.com.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at 6 p.m.