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HAMILTON COUNTY

Corla Bonner

Corla Ann Bonner, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, at a local hospital.

Personal and professional services entrusted to Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Eric Colen

Eric Colen, 52, passed Sunday, June 14, 2009, at a local hospital.

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

Helen Crawford

Helen E. Clarke Crawford, of Hixson, peacefully passed away at her home on Friday, June 12, 2009,

She was 91 years "young" and lived a life full of love and family. Mrs. Crawford was a lifelong member of Falling Water Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. S. Fred Clarke and Mrs. Anna Pitts Clarke; her husband, Lt. Col. Luther S. Crawford; her daughter, Mrs. Linda Melvin; and her brother, Samuel Fred Clarke Jr.

She is survived by her son, Robert L. Crawford, of Hixson; daughters, Betty Crawford, of Hixson, and Ann Edmonds, of Atlanta; son-in-law, Ron Melvin, and his wife, Pat, of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews; and grandchildren, Ben Edmonds, of Chicago, Annah Edmonds, of Seattle, Kalia Edmonds, of Atlanta, and James Melvin, of Washington D.C.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Barry and the Rev. Everett Gossett officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Kitchen or Amedisys Hospice.

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

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

Willard Durham

Willard E. "Papaw" Durham, 49, passed Saturday, June 13, 2009, at his residence.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ethel and Sam Durham, and stepmother, Dorothy Durham.

Survivors include dad and stepmother, William and Anna Durham; mother, Norma Hill; fiancée, Lisa Adams; brothers, Mike (Tabetha) Durham, Mitch Durham and Michael Whitley; sister, Kimberly Whitley, all of Chattanooga; children, Jonathan Durham, Victoria (Hunter) McNair, Chris (Stephanie) Ritchie, Paige Morgan (fiancé, Bill Gossett), Andrew Morgan and Melissa Morgan; nine grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service are at 1 p.m. today, June 16, at Frances Cemetery on Suck Creek Road with Pastor Mark Woody officiating.

Visitation is today from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Prestige Funeral Service, 709 Dodd Ave. 267-2683.

Papaw - you're my Angel: Love Brianna.

Elaine Graves

Elaine Blanche Record Graves, 73, of Apison, died Saturday, June 13, 2009,

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our mother, Elaine B. Graves, on Saturday, June 13, 2009,

Elaine and her husband, Ivan were longtime residents of Apison. Elaine was preceded in death by Ivan on March 1, 2008. Elaine was a nurse at the Collegedale Medical Center and a member of Collegedale SDA Church.

She is survived by her five children, Carmen C. Graves, of Brunswick, Maine, Karl I. Graves, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Rodney A. Graves, of McDonald, and fiancée, Irma Zapata, Rachel L. Hyatt, of Indianapolis, and fiancé, Scott Nemeth, Indiana, and Rhonda Lee Graves, of Apison; seven grandchildren, Cristopher and Richard Hyatt, Andrew, Nolan and Clinton Graves, Justin Moore and Crystal Graves; 10 nieces and nephews; brother, Robert F. Record Jr., of Limerick, Maine; and sister, Charlotte Mayberry, of Berwick, Maine.

A memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Mike Pettingill in Collegedale Community SDA Church Wednesday, June 17, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church: 4995 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, TN 37315.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Harold North Sr.

Harold L. North Sr., 82, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at his residence.

He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. Mr. North retired as vice president of Card-Monroe Corp. He had been involved in the international sales of textile machinery since 1957. Mr. North attended the University of Tennessee, University of Chattanooga and the Advanced Management Program of Harvard University. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Scott; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. North Sr.; and two brothers, John H. North Jr. and William L. "Bill" North.

He is survived b his wife of 56 years, Frances Starr North; children, Harold L. "Hal" (Teresa) North Jr. and Amy Starr North; and grandchildren, Ensign Harold L. "Tripp" North III, La Jolla, Calif., and Grant Gibson "Gib" North. He also is survived by his brothers, Fredrick L. North, M. Lamar (Judy) North, Richard B. (Ann) North, and Ben L. (Mildred) North; and sisters-in-law, Maxine North and Mary North, all of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Ben Haden officiating.

Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 850 Fort Wood St., Chattanooga, TN 37403, or to Changed Lives, P.O. Box 100, Chattanooga, TN 37401.

The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Kathrine Overturf

Kathrine Lynn Overturf, 48, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 13, 2009,

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Further arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Sonia Scheibe

Sonia Scheibe, 65, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 13, 2009,

She was born in South Korea and has no other known family members surviving.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Cofer Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Suyen Thompson

Suyen Denise Thompson, 53, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009, at a local health care facility.

She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted and loving husband, William "Poochie" Thompson; son, Kyle William (Monica) Meredith, of Fort Walton, Beach, Fla.; daughter, Autuman Michelle Meredith, of Voorhees, N.J.; mother, Thelma Thomas, of Atlanta; mother-in-law, Virginia Hill, of Chattanooga; sisters, Tamara (Larry) Searcy, of Lithonia, Ga., and Rebecca Bernic Thomas, of Decatur, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and a host of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hill officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

TENNESSEE

Connie Bowers

ETOWAH - Connie Bowers, 42, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at UT Medical Center.

Service is at 8 p.m. today, June 16, in the South Chapel, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. prior.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, Green Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah.

Alfea Brown

DUNLAP - Alfea Brown, 81, died Monday morning, June 15, 2009,

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be in Davis Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. CDT today.

Arrangements are by Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap.

Edward Clayton

McDONALD - Edward Gene Clayton, 57, of McDonald and formerly of Athens, Tenn., died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at his sister's residence.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel.

Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.

Pearl Custer

DUNLAP - Pearl "Geneva" Hickey Custer, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Erlanger hospital.

She was born on May 6, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of Dunlap. She was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church, a graduate of Sequatchie County High School, and retired as dental assistant for the late Dr. Marvin Woodard of Signal Mountain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James R. and Pearl Hickey; brothers, Charles Hickey and James Edgar Hickey; and sister, Susella Seals.

Survivors include her only son, Donald R. (Pat) Custer; brother, Avery (Gwen) Hickey; sister, Cecile Goolsby; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in the Ewton Funeral Home chapel with Brother Brian Kearns officiating.

Burial will be in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. CDT today.

Online guest book is at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.

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

Roger Howell

ATHENS - Roger Shawn Howell, 30, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at his home.

Graveside service was at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Clearwater Cemetery.

Ziegler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGIA

Evelyn Busby

SUMMERVILLE - Evelyn Busby, 74, died Sunday, June 14, 2009,

Survivors: children, Debbie (James) Carroll and Debo (Mary) Busby; sister, Clara Brown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Mason Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m. today.

Inez Caradine

ROSSVILLE - Inez Bray Caradine, 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 14, 2009,

She was born in Jackson, Tenn., but has lived in the North Georgia area for the last 50 years. She was the oldest member of First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe and was previously employed with Hutcheson Medical Center as a Phone Operator.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melville B. Caradine Sr., and her son, Melville B. Caradine Jr.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Betty Caradine, of Millington, Tenn., and Mickey and Rena Caradine, of Rossville; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and extended family, Lebron and Karen Little, of Rossville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Dan Scott officiating.

Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today and prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

June Chastain

FLINTSTONE - June Ellen Clinton Chastain, 66, died Sunday, June 14, 2009,

She was preceded in death by grandparents, lla and Charlie Parris, Claude and Hattie Clinton, and parents, Woodrow and Frances Clinton.

She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors: daughter, Tracy Gates, Flintstone; sons, Anthony Chastain, Calhoun, and David Chastain, Chickamauga; sisters, Maxine Tucker, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Toni Bean Chattanooga, and Jerrie Raines Watson, Chattanooga; grandchildren, Clay, Matthew, Colt, Lucas Chastain, Austin and Katelyn Gates; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral: 4:30 p.m. today at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home with Pastor Hoyt Williams.

Interment: LaFayette Cemetery.

Agustin Jarata

RINGGOLD - Agustin R. Jarata, 77, died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at a local hospital.

He was born in Agoo La Union, Philippines on July 14, 1931, to his parents the late Vicente and Leona Rivera Jarata. Mr. Jarata attended International Community Baptist Church in Ringgold. He was a sales associate with Wal Mart for almost 10 years.

Surviving relatives wife, Francisca V. Jarata, of Ringgold; sons, Augustin (Celerina) Jarata Jr., Mario Theodore (Josie) Jarata and Maximo (Imelda) Jarata, all of Agoo La Union, Philippines; daughters, Evelyn J. (Lovell) Guir, of Sterling Heights, Mich., Susan (Martin) Boado, of Agoo La Union, Philippines, Alice (Elmer) Balitustos, of Batangas, Philippines, Esmeralda Jarata, of Saudi Arabia, and Olivia (Peter) Pascual, of Ringgold, Ga.; brothers, Francisco Jarata, of Manila, Philippines, and Pablo Jarata, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Luz Pante, of Philippines; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home, Prayers will be offered by Pastor Rex Bolis, Pastor Melliton Bernabe, Pastor John Gonzales in the family room at 7 p.m.

The final interment will be in Agoo La Union Cemetery, Philippines.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

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

Patti McMillen

RINGGOLD - Patti Louise Kittle McMillen, 92, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at a local hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

Paul Scheuermeier

LaFAYETTE - Pastor Paul Lee Scheuermeier, 75, died Sunday, June 14, 2009,

Survivors: wife, Mary Cochran Scheuermeier, LaFayette; daughter, Deborah Andrus, Xenia, Ohio; son, David Scheuermeier, LaFayette; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today with Pastor Richard Fincher at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home

Interment: LaFayette Cemetery.

ALABAMA

Deborah Brubaker

HAMMONDVILLE - Deborah G. Brubaker, 51, died Sunday, June 14, 2009,

Survivors: husband, Steve Brubaker; daughters, Misty Harrison and Jennifer McElhaney; Charlie McNair, considered a son; mother, Virginia (Tony) Madonna; and father, Joe (Ethel) Gregory.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. CDT today with funeral at 7 p.m. CDT at Burt Funeral Home Chapel, Valley Head.

OTHER AREAS

Jean McNice

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. - Jean Lindsey McNice, 69, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2009, peacefully surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Langston W. McNice; her two daughters, Susan M. Kirby and Cathy J. McNice, of Midlothian; grandchildren, Michael, Nathan and Josh Kirby of Midlothian; a sister and brother, Gaynelle Kinser and Butch Lindsey, both of Chattanooga.

Jean was a former Miss Chattanooga, where she was also hostess on a midday television show for eight years. Since moving to Richmond, she had been involved in many civic associations, been a member of the Junior League and Stonehenge Golf and Country Club.

Her family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, with interment service to follow at Westhampton Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Massey Cancer Center or Hospice of Virginia.

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