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HAMILTON COUNTY

James Clark

James Clark, East Ridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009.

Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greens Lake Road Church of Christ.

Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Nelly Clark

Nelly Madaris Clark, East Ridge, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.

Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greens Lake Road Church of Christ.

Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday at National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

William Close

William Bell Close died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at his Signal Mountain home at the age of 78 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born July 3, 1930 to parents, Louise Bell and Clarence Barton Close of Jackson, Tenn. During his teen years, Bill's family moved to Signal Mountain, during which time he graduated from The Baylor School for Boys in 1948. He wed his high school sweetheart, Sarah Jane Mathes in 1950. During his college education, he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and the Naval ROTC program. He received his degree in business from Vanderbilt University in 1952. Bill was later a member of the Army reserve.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sarah Mathes Close; brother, Louis Barton Close; sons, Paul Mathes Close (Kathy) and William Barton Close (Cindy); and daughters, Elizabeth Bell Meerdink (Perry) and Sarah Marr Crowell Brown (Kenn). Surviving grandchildren include: William Barton Crowell, Sarah Crowell Nance, William Perry Meerdink, Anne Meerdink Cortner, Isaac Zachary Meerdink, Elizabeth Denby Close, Virginia Mathes Close, Caitlin Louise Close and Walter Bell Close, in addition to 10 surviving great-grandchildren.

Bill, owner of The Close Co., was a residential and commercial builder and developer. His projects spanned the areas of Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Atlanta. Local residential developments included: Carriage Hill, Laurel Wood, Palisades Glenn, Shoal Creek Falls, Spring Valley, Port Serena, and Birnham Woods. Local commercial projects included: Mountain Creek Apartments, Quail Hollow, Chalet Apartments, and Adam's Square, among others.

Bill, owner of The Close Co. was a residential and commercial builder and developer. His projects spanned the areas of Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Atlanta. Local residential developments included: Carriage Hill, Laurel Wood, Palisades Glenn, Shoal Creek Falls, Spring Valley, Port Serena, and Birnham Woods. Local commercial projects included: Mountain Creek Apartments, Quail Hollow, Chalet Apartments, and Adam's Square, among others.

Bill was active in both the Chattanooga and Signal Mountain Communities. During his life he was Elder Emeritus of First Christian Church, the founder of the local Habitat for Humanity, a co-founding member of the Signal Mountain Lions Club, member of the Signal Mountain Historical Committee, Chattanooga Home Builders Association, Board Member of the National Home Builders Association, a member of the Heritage Society at Baylor School, Commodore of the Chattanooga Yacht Club, Leader of Boy Scout Troop 60, and founding member of the ROMEOS, (Retired Old Men Eating Out). In 1995, Bill was honored to be the first inductee into the Homebuilders Hall of Fame.

During his life, Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating, in addition to collecting and restoring antique automobiles. Bill developed his love of antiques while researching Sarah's grandfather, Walter L. Marr, Buick's chief engineer from 1903 to 1915. Bill was fortunate to own the only existing 1903 Marr Auto Car.

Family and Close friends will meet at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, at 9 a.m. today, March 13, before proceeding to Chattanooga Memorial Park, "Duck Pond Cemetery" for a private graveside service.

Visitation will follow at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a Memorial service at noon today, March 13, with the Rev. Paul G. Rebelo officiating.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Bill during a reception after the service.

He will be missed by his loving family and friends of the ROMEOS.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.mem.com and www.william@close.com

Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Darwin Colbert

Darwin Edward Colbert passed on Monday, March 9, 2009, in Chattanooga.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Colbert.

Survivors include his mother, Sandra Ratliff; sister, Yolanda Sanford; brother, Adam Colbert; son, Nigel Colbert; aunts, Mildred Johnson, Dorothy Lewis; great-aunt, Barbara Meredith; uncles, Melvin and Lebron Derrick; Edward and Adam Sanford; great-uncle, Jessie Hines; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home.

Interment in Highland Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Martha Cook

Martha Ann Cook, 74 of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

There will be no visitation or services at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family.

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

Odie Earl Jr.

Odie Lee Earl Jr., 79, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

He was the son of Odie L. Earl Sr. and Annie P. Bowman Earl. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marie Lane Earl who died Sept. 9, 2000.

Odie was very active at Ridgedale Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Director of Adult II Sunday School Class, served as an usher and led the HaCoBa Mission Team in St. Elmo for the Hamilton County Baptist Association. He was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and member of the Widowers group at Ridgedale Baptist. He has been an active member of The Gideons International, North Camp for many, many years.

Odie was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Air Force. A graduate of the University of Chattanooga which is now UTC. Odie was a member of the Half Century Club. He was a retired employee of the Provident Life Insurance Co. where he was a charter Life Underwriter.

Odie is survived by three sons, J. Lee Earl, Tampa, Fla., David C. Earl, Chattanooga, and Mark E. Earl, Knoxville; four grandchildren, David C. Earl II, Bianca N. Worrell, Johnathan E. Earl, Erikac Earl; one great-granddaughter, Briana S. Worrell; two brothers, Ronald Earl, Chattanooga and James Earl, Eagle, Idaho; three nieces, Peggy Liles, Janice Earl and Desiree Soteres; one nephew, Ron Earl Jr.

Funeral services for Odie will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridgedale Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Owens officiating.

Entombment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Wylie Gross, Vernon Duckett, Bill Henderson, Clem Schonhoff, Ed Markert and Troy Wilson serving as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons at Ridgedale Baptist Church, Friendship Sunday School Class and workers of HaCoBa Mission.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Odie to the Faith Building Fund at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1820 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421, or to The Gideons, P.O. Box 15011, Chattanooga, TN 37415-0011.

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

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

Rose Harmon

Rose E. Harmon, 89, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009, at her residence.

She was a native of Soddy-Daisy, had lived in Tampa, Fla., for 15 years and had lived the past 39 years in the Chattanooga area where she was a member of Calvary Life Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie Leming; three brothers, John Leming Jr., Tom Leming, and Ed Leming; two sisters, Mary Patten and Pearl Dill.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, the Rev. Harry D. Harmon; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Bob Willerson officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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

Doris Hawkins

Doris Hayes Hawkins moved from time to eternity, quietly and peacefully on Saturday morning, March 7, 2009, at home surrounded by close family and friends.

Mrs. Doris Hayes Hawkins was born Jan. 6, 1929 to Camel and Ethel Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Camel and Ethel Hayes; husband, Herschel Hawkins Jr.; brother, Robert Hayes.

Doris Hayes Hawkins leaves to cherish her memories, a sister, Mary Jean Young, Chattanooga; God sent daughter/caregivers, Wendy R. Davis and Sharon Grover; niece, Kimberly Hylick, Nashville; nephew, Shelton W. Young Jr., Chattanooga; great-nieces, Shatonya R. Young, Roswell, Ga.; great-nephews, Jeamichal Young, Chattanooga, Shelton W. Young, III, Palo Alton, Calif.; Jordan Hylick, Nashville; great-great-nephew, Jaylan D. Gillispie, Roswell, Ga.; cousin, James Adams, Dallas, Texas; devoted brothers and sisters in Christ, Melvin and Georgia Anna Stewart; Johnny and Sharon Winston; and many other in-laws, close relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Winston officiating.

Interment in National Cemetery.

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

Sean Healy

Sean Thomas Healy, 40, a resident of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

He was a graduate of Red Bank High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Sean had worked as the pro at Valleybrook Golf and Country Club before becoming a self employed contractor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard D. Healy; and grandparents, Betty Collison Huey, C.C. Huskey and William Healy.

Survivors include his mother, Alice Healy; brother, Chris Healy; sister, Kim Johnson and her husband, Brent; five nephews, Cole, Gage, Seth, Rhet and Teag Johnson, all of Signal Mountain; grandmother, June McKnight, of Chattanooga.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Peggy Jones

Peggy McKenzie Jones, 46, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at her home.

Mrs. Jones was born at Dewitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir Alexandria, Va. She graduated high school in 1980. She moved to Chattanooga in 1985 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nursing in 1987 from UTC and worked for East Ridge Hospital while attending college. She was a registered nurse having worked for Hutcheson Medical Center, Blood Assurance and Chattanooga Heart Institute Mrs. Jones was also a certified massage therapist and was the owner of Hands On Therapeutics. She was the daughter of the late Peggy Ramsey McKenzie.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Jones; father and stepmother, Bobby McKenzie and Sherry McKenzie; a stepbrother, William Joseph (Kirsten) Schaefer, Leesburg, Va.; stepsister, Janel (Jeff) Lamoureaux, Clifton, Va.

Services were held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Minister Steve Plemons officiating.

Mrs. Jones was then taken to Coffee County Funeral Home in Manchester, Tenn., for visitation from 4-7 p.m. today with a service in the chapel at 7 p.m. with Minister Lynwood Mathis officiating.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

View the memorial tribute and share condolences at www.heritagefh.com.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Dr. Charles Kennedy

Dr. Charles David Kennedy, 70, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at a local health care facility.

A native of Knoxville, he was a son of the late Ausbie and Helen Cosby Kennedy. He was a graduate of South High School in Knoxville where he was president of the senior class. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis.

He served his internship and residency at Erlanger Hospital. His medical office was in St. Elmo for many years when he retired in 1999.

He was a flight surgeon with the Birmingham, Ala., Air National Guard for 15 years retiring as Colonel. He was an avid hunter and sportsman and scuba diver, and was a black belt in Karate. He enjoyed flying single engine airplanes and F-4 jets with the Air National Guard.

He was a Mason and a Gideon, and was a member of Pond Hill Baptist Church in Niota, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Charlotte Koger Kennedy; children, David M. Kennedy, John C. Kennedy, Richard E. Kennedy and Kerry L. Koger; brother, Dr. Jerry L. Kennedy, of Tullahoma, Tenn.; sister, Nancy Thomas, of Winter Haven, Fla.; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Wann Funeral Home, St. Elmo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Siskin Children's Institute or Reflection Riding.

Dick Lynch

John Dillon Lynch Jr., 86, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in a local hospital.

He was a native of Franklin County, Sherwood, Tenn. He was a Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a graduate of the University of Chattanooga Class of 1949 and was retired from General Motors Acceptance Corporation. He was an active member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church since 1960 where he had served as Deacon and Elder and recognized as Elder Emeritus in 2007.

Survivors, wife of 58 years, Margaret B. Lynch; three daughters, Catherine L. (Dan) Bennett, Marsha L. (Lynn) Vandergriff, Janice L. (Bruce) Mercer; one son, John D. (Shara) Lynch II; three sisters, Thelma Lamb, Betty Sue Moore and Jean Abney; grandchildren, Jennifer (Andrew) Nix, Amanda Vandergriff, Christy Vandergriff and Carrie Lynch.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rivermont Presbyterian Church with Dr. Daniel N. Sansbury and Dr. Robert Watkin officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the Rivermont Presbyterian Church Commons.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of Rivermont Presbyterian Church.

Condolences may be sent to www.Lane-coulterchapel.com.

Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Betty Mabe

Betty Mabe, 77, of Red Bank, died on Saturday, March 7, 2009, surrounded by family.

She had been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 58 years, after moving from her childhood home in West Virginia.

Betty loved the Lord, her family, her friends, and her church, and she touched everyone in her life. She loved golf and every woman she played golf with. She brought joy to every teacher, worker, principal and student who passed through Rivermont Elementary School, where she was secretary for 29 years. She continued spreading her special joy when she later worked in her son's dental office.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Clarence Owens; and brother, Carl Owens.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert Mabe; son, David Mabe (wife, Lea) and daughter, Cassandra Rhodes, both of Chattanooga; two "favorite" grandchildren, Christine Partch (husband, Jason) of Smyrna, Tenn., and Allen Rhodes, serving in the Navy in San Diego; sister, Shirley Vance; and brothers, Alfred Owen and Harold Owen.

Her Celebration Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Stuart Heights Baptist Church (Main Chapel), with Pastor Tony Carroll officiating. The family requests that you wear pink, Betty's favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or to the National Kidney Foundation at http://www.kidney.org/support/donate.cfm.

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

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Dorothy Moore

Dorothy Lee Moore, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was employed by McKee Bakery for 26 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lucille Moore; brother, James Moore.

Survivors: son, Gerald (Marguerite) Norwood; grandchildren, Marquita Norwood, Jeane' McCullough, Gerald "Gino" Norwood II, Larry Bradley and Donte' McCullough; great-granddaughter, McKenzie Norwood, all of Chattanooga; brothers, Bobby (Thelma) Moore, Freddie (Sandra) Moore, both of Chattanooga and Michael Moore, of Atlanta; sisters, Mary Dupree and Betty Moore, both of Chattanooga; four nieces; eight nephews; a host of cousins and other relatives; devoted friend, Donna Brown and many others.

Funeral: Saturday at noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

The body will lie in state today after noon at the funeral home.

Cassie Motes

Cassie Cleo Motes, of Hixson passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at her home.

Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 5001 Hixson Pike or Hospice of Chattanooga.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Martha Oakes

Martha June Oakes, 57, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

She was predeceased by her parents, Bob and Bettye Ball.

Survivors include her two sons, Billy Oakes and Marty Oakes; daughter, Heather Oakes, all of Chattanooga; brothers, Bill and Diane Bice, Mike and Joyce Ball, Nelson Ball, Chris and Pam Ball; one sister, Bobbi Gattis, all of Chattanooga; two precious grandchildren, Keelie and Justin, with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be in Brainerd Hills Church of God Saturday, March 14, from 2-4 p.m.

Pastor Jimmy Walker will conduct the service Saturday at 4 p.m. in the church.

Interment will be in Moore Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brainerd Hills Church of God, 410 Friar Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Helen Owens

Helen Lee Owens, 57, of Rocky Face, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in a Chattanooga area hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Hosea and Nobie Adams and was preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Jo Johnson.

She was a member of Apison Baptist Church where she served as the head of the Women's Ministry. She also served in the AWANA program and on the flower committee.

Helen worked as an ultrasound technician for Hamilton Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Dudley M.Owens; three children, David Scott (Jenifer) Owens, of Birmingham, Ala., Gypsy Dawn (David) Barretto, of Albertville, Ala., Alison Leigh (Jonathan) Smith, of Dallas, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Magnum Owens, Bradly Barretto, Rebecca Barretto, Anna Grace Owens, Alexandra Smith, Madelynn Smith, Zachary Owens; four sisters, Glenda (George) Wenschhof, Ellen (Ross) Dannelly, Nelda (Bill) Hughes, Geraldine Murphy; three brothers, Ted (Jeannie) Adams, Terry (Sara Jo) Adams, Tony (Carol) Adams; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Nelson, Doris Alexander; five brothers-in-law, Foster (Ann) Owens, Don (Jean) Owens, Doug (Betty) Owens, Gerald (Shirley) Owens, Ferrell (Denia) Owens; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Apison Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Campbell officiating.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow in Plowman Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or Apison Baptist Church - Building Fund.

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

Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Betty Jo Patterson

Betty Jo Patterson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009 in a local hospital.

She was a devoted and loving housewife and mother. Ms. Patterson was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Patterson and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Steve Patterson and Mark Patterson; daughter, Barbara Thomas; grandchildren, Brooke, Kayla, Meagan, Hailey, Brad and Billy; great-grandchildren, Katara and Trevor.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Visitation is 3 to 9 p.m. today and 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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

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

Ruth Robinson

Ruth Cates Robinson, a resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at her residence.

Mrs. Robinson was the widow of Sam F. Robinson Sr. and together they owned and operated the Lookout Mountain Pharmacy for over 61 years.

She was a graduate of Mars Hill College and taught in the Hamilton County School System at Apison, East Brainerd and Lookout Mountain Elementary Schools. After her retirement from teaching, she was often asked to return to the Lookout Mountain School as a substitute teacher and story-teller.

She was a member of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Lookout Mountain Beautiful Garden Club and the Fairyland Club.

She was the daughter of Jones Abner Cates and Clara Weigart Cates.

She is survived by her children, Samuel F. Robinson Jr. (Sally), Chattanooga, Robert W. Robinson (Donna), Signal Mountain; and Susan R. Fowler (Herbert), of Schenectady, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Janie Sheets, Director of Nursing and the entire staff at The Terrace at Mountain Creek for their excellent care and attention.

Visitation and graveside services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to the Lookout Mountain Beautification Fund, Lookout Mountain Elementary School, Baylor School or a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Wann Funeral Home.

Kenneth Sumpter

Kenneth Ray Sumpter, 69, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at a local health care facility.

He was a retired security officer and a veteran of the Korean conflict.

He is survived by wife, Frances Sumpter; four children; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date.

The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Sons of Confederate Veterans, Attention: Greg Dart, P.O. Box 15522, Chattanooga, TN 37415 or call 423-432-9962.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

TENNESSEE

Rebecca Dial

EVENSVILLE - Rebecca Rigsby Dial, 42, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at her home.

Graveside services will be today at 11 a.m. at Buttram Cemetery in Dayton.

Please share your memories at her on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.

The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.

Ella Featherston

WINCHESTER - Ella Louise Featherston, 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

She worked for many years performing clerical duties at Providence Insurance Co.

Survivors include sister, Pollyanna Maybrey, of Decherd, Tenn.; nephews, Mark (Tammy) Maybrey, of Florence, Ala., John (April) Maybrey of Decherd; two great-nieces; two great-nephews.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. CST today, March 13, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brother Mark Maybrey.

Burial in Featherston Cemetery in Decherd.

Ruth Harris

NEW HOPE - Ruth I. Fox Harris passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009.

She attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Allen and Violet Parker Fox; and siblings, Acie Allen Fox and Doris Mayfield.

She is survived by her husband, Louis R. Harris; sons, Preston Wayne Harris, New Port News, Va., and Melvin Ross Harris, Parkersburg, Va.; daughter, Deborah K. Dianoski, South Pittsburg; siblings, Darrell Fox, Stamps, Ark., Devena Henry, Logan's Port, La., Juanita Moton, Mansfield, La. and Jewel Fountain, Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, March 14, 2009, with the Rev. Royce Vickery officiating.

Interment will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 2 until 8 p.m. CDT.

Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, Tenn., 942-9500, www.tatefh.com.

Gladys Kilgore

WHITWELL - Gladys Marie Kilgore, 84, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Kilgore; daughter, Janice Kilgore Henry; parents, Will and Bitha Curtis.

Survivors include her children, Barbara (Rogers) Tucker, of Dunlap, Dorthy (Ed) Standifer, Sonny (Betty) Kilgore, both of Whitwell, Brenda (Danny) Wallace, of Dunlap, Patricia (Charles) Layne, Robert (Beverly) Kilgore, Marth (Jim) Thurmer, all of Whitwell; sisters, Zella Seals, of Cagle Mountain; brothers, J.B. Curtis, Roy Curtis, both of Whitwell; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CST today, March 13, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Allen Griffith officiating.

Interment to follow at Kilgore Family Cemetery.

Arrangements by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home 423-658-7777.

Laura Maddux

ETOWAH - Laura Maddux, 98, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at NHC Healthcare, Athens.

Graveside service will be noon CST today, March 13, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Nashville.

No visitation will be held.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.

Tillman Morgan

CARTWRIGHT - Tillman "Tim" Morgan, 85, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in Erlanger Hospital.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Morgan.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Morgan, Cartwright; two sons, Johnny Morgan, Cartwright and Rondal Morgan, Dunlap; two daughters, Lynn Wood, Ringgold, Ga., and Daryl Nelson, Ooltewah; sister, Lucille Tate, Cartwright; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held noon CST Monday in Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. Lanny Tate officiating.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. CST today.

JW Owens

PIKEVILLE - John "JW" Owens, 73, died Wednesday March 11, 2009, at home after an extended illness.

He was a jack of all trades, but he enjoyed driving big rigs the most.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Annie Belle Owens; his wife of 29 years, Janice Elizabeth Owens.

He is survived and will be missed by his children, Andrea (Mark) Brice, of Hobbs, N.M., Gerry (Angelita) Owens of Farmington, N.M., Kathie (Rodger) Daniells, of Fritch, Texas, Terry (Archie) Davis, of Aztec, N.M., John (Sharon) Owens Jr., of Bloomfield, N.M., Randy Owens, of Atlanta, Stephen (Trinity) Owens, of Chattanooga; three stepdaughters, Sherry (Roger) O'Neal, of Dunlap, Tenn., Deborah (Mark) Makkonen, of Wisconsin, Kay (Howard) Minton, Dunlap, Tenn.; one stepson, Walter Smith, of Pikeville; and a special stepgrandson, Samuel Smith, of Pikeville; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren, and adopted family, Darlene Brown, Larry, Cody and Tina, all of Pikeville.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday, March 15, 2009, with Rev. Danny Lee officiating.

The family will begin receiving friends at 6 p.m. CDT today.

Please share your thoughts online with the family at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com.

Pikeville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Aubrey Sallee Jr.

PIKEVILLE - Aubrey Lee Sallee Jr., 30, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at residence.

A longtime resident of Bledsoe County, he was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by brother, Craig Allen Baker; grandparents and uncles.

Survivors include parents Aubrey and Mary Allen Sallee Sr., Pikeville; two children, Aubrey Lee Sallee III, Jessica Sallee, both of Meigs County; sister, Angela Sloan and Jason Sallee, both of Texas; brother, Michael Baker, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be noon Saturday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Justice officiating.

Interment in Spivey Cemetery.

Visitation 5 to 9 p.m. today at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Dayton.

GEORGIA

Joe Barker

LaFAYETTE - Joe M. Barker, 69, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Visitation will be today, March 13, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home.

Funeral services Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the chapel.

Interment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens.

Tommy Clark

RINGGOLD - Tommy Cecil Clark, 70, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, in a local hospital.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County, and was the son of the late Charles Douglas and Pharbia M. Edgeman Clark. Mr. Clark was retired from Gaston County Machine after 19 years of service. Mr. Clark was a member of the Ringgold City Council for five years, working on several city projects. He was on the Catoosa County Zoning Board and the Ringgold City Zoning Board. Mr. Clark served as Vice Mayor for the city of Ringgold and was also a former Boy Scout leader and a Dixie Youth Baseball coach. He worked on the Down Home Christmas committee and on the executive committee of the 1890s Day Jamboree for the past 25 years. Mr. Clark was a true public servant and was always willing to go the extra mile to see that the needs of others were met. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ringgold where he was a deacon and trustee.

Mr. Clark was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph E. Clark; and sister, Norma Faye Clark Tinker.

Survivors are wife, Linda Dycus Clark; sons, Charles Douglas (Karen) Clark, Calhoun, Ga., Greg N. (Sheila) Clark, Ringgold; daughter, Sandy (Jimmy) Clark McKenzie, Ringgold; brother, Jerry E. (Harriett) Clark, Tunnel Hill; sister, Betty Gay Clark (Wayne) Brown, Tunnel Hill; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Ringgold with Dr. Kerry Bunn and Dr. Dan Whitaker officiating.

Interment in Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Pioneer Sunday School and the Mayor and Ringgold City Council.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ringgold Building Fund, 7611 Nashville St., Ringgold, GA 30736.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 11-1:30 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Gladys Gibson

MARIETTA - Gladys Gibson, 87, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Wellstar-Kennestone Hospital, Marietta.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today, March 13, at New Zion Cemetery, Etowah.

No visitation will be held.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.

Ray Holloway

TUNNEL HILL - Ray Carson Holloway, 82, passed away, Thursday March 12, 2009, at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Hughes Holloway.

Mr. Holloway was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge and served in the Air Force during World War II.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Jason Ward of Ringgold; two sons, Michael Holloway and Steven Holloway, both of Tunnel Hill; grandchildren, Megan Shook, Samantha Ward and J.J. Ward.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Tyler Downing officiating.

Burial will be in United Memorial Gardens. A White Dove Release Ceremony and Military Honors will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 until 9 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 300 Emery St. Suite 106, Dalton, GA 30720.

Messages of comfort may be sent to the family at wwwjulianpeeples.com

Arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, 2801 Cleveland Road, Dalton. Call 706-259-7455 for further information.

Hershell Jones

ROCK SPRING - Hershell Jones, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, in Chattanooga.

Funeral at 2 p.m. CST Saturday, March 14, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Burial in Stewart Cemetery, Lookout Mountain.

Visitation 11 a.m. CST Saturday until time of service at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Errod Lawton

RINGGOLD - Errod Duron Lawton, 38, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009.

Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Bishop Reuben Graham officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Joyce Morelock

ROSSVILLE - Joyce Gail Morelock, 36, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Survivors include her daughter, Bethany McNeese; father, Larry Brumlow; sister, Jamey Walker; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Stephanie Griffin; nieces, Amy and Amber; nephews, Hunter, Hayden and Triston and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be in Cloud Springs Baptist Church today, March 13, from 11-1 p.m.

Rev. Matt Hall will conduct the service today at 1 p.m. in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cloud Springs Baptist Church, 210 Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Roy Murphy

RINGGOLD - William Roy Murphy, 68, passed away Thursday March 12, 2009, at a local hospital.

A resident of the Chattanooga, Ringgold area for the past 45 years, he was formerly of the Fort Payne, Ala., area. He was a self-employed owner/operator for 32 years and was a member of Indian Springs Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Cecil Henderson Murphy; and brother, Ray Murphy.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy Finch Murphy, of Ringgold; three children, William Murphy Jr. (Tammy), of Chickamauga, Ga., Jennifer Murphy Roberson (Brandon), of Chickamauga, and Christopher Murphy, of Ringgold; three sisters, Carlon Hitt, of Geraldine, Ala., Gail Parker, of Fort Payne, Ala., and Betty Hester, of Fort Payne; four brothers, Jimmy Murphy, of Ringgold, Larry Murphy, of Red Bank, David Murphy, of Birmingham, Ala., and Eddie Murphy, of Fort Payne, Ala.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Max Kessler officiating.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

The family will receive friends today from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until funeral time at the funeral home.

An on-line register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

Gladys Smith

ROSSVILLE - Gladys Carolyn Smith, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in a local health care facility.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1918, to the late Thomas Riley and Mollie Henegar and had spent most of her life in the Rossville area. Mrs. Smith was a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Terry W. Smith; son, Lamar Smith; daughter, Mary Alice Coe; several brothers and a sister.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Louise Smith, Rossville; grandchildren, Pam (Brian) Fitzpatrick, of Rossville, Patricia (Heath) Cloud, Trenton, Ga., Stacy (Andy) Hall, Ooltewah and Terry (Jacquelyn) Power, Barbados; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Mac Fitzpatrick, Ethan Cloud, Clay Hall and Anthony and Cassidy Power; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Rev. Matt Hall officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of Cloud Springs Baptist Church, 210 Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

To share your condolences, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Betty Wheat

ROCK SPRING - Betty Lillian Wheat, 86, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.

She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church.

Graveside service at Arnold Cemetery today at 7:30 p.m. Service conducted by Rev. Daniel Moore.

No visitation.

Interment: Arnold Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home of LaFayette.

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Mildred Guinn

VALLEY HEAD - Mildred B. Guinn, 82, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

She was preceded in death by husband, Donald K. Guinn Sr.

Survivors include sons, Donald K. (Rebecca) Guinn Jr., Mentone, Anthony Guinn, Valley Head; daughter, Brenda (Darrell) Norman, Fort Payne; brothers, Wilford Daniel, Rising Fawn, Ga., Max Daniel, Chickamauga, Ga., Betty Nowak, Valley Head; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. CST today at Burt Chapel, Valley Head.

Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Association.

Charles Herrin

RAINSVILLE - Charles Herrin, 81, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT today, March 13, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Brown's Chapel Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home directing.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Emmett North

COLLINSVILLE - Emmett G. North, 93, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Dekalb Regional Hospital.

Graveside service at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, March 14, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Family will receive friends today 5 8 p.m. CDT at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Linda Smith

BRIDGEPORT - Linda Talley Smith, 60, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Visitation will be today, 5-9 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, March 14, at the funeral home chapel.

Burial at Old Baptist Cemetery in Hollywood, Ala.

Johnnie Stallings

FYFFE - Johnnie S. Stallings, 62, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in Huntsville hospital.

Graveside service was at 4 p.m. CDT Thursday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Crosville, Ala.

Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville.

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