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HAMILTON COUNTY

James Boyd

James Donald Boyd Jr., 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, in a local hospital.

He was preceded in death by his father, James D. Boyd Sr.; grandmother, Ortha Kotlosz.

Survivors include his fiance, Brandy Curry; mother, Martina Boyd; grandfather, Kenneth Kotlosz; brothers, Jacob, John, Joe, Adam, Ben and Charles Boyd; sisters, Marie, Rita, Ashley and Kim Boyd; uncles, Earnie Henderson, John Kirby, Steve Boyd, Joe Henderson, Davis Henderson and Eugene Boyd; aunts, Judy Henderson, Mavis Henderson, Dortha Lane and Brenda Amyx; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other realtives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel.

Burial: Ruth Cofer Cemetery.

The body will lie in state today after 2:30 p.m.

Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Marie Capehart

Marie Murray Capehart, 96, of Harrison, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009.

A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area she was a former employee of Standard Coosa Thatcher, and a member Bayside Baptist Church. She was Past Worthy Matron of the Harrison Eastern Star and Past High Priestess of the Asbei Court #36 of Chattanooga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom H. Capehart Sr.; and parents, Tom and Nora Nichols Murray.

She is survived by two sons, Tom H. Capehart Jr., of Birchwood, and William E. Capehart, of Marietta, Ga.; four grandchildren; Travis Capehart, of Soddy-Daisy, Tommy Capehart, of Birchwood, Kristen Hart, of Orlando, Fla., and Stephen E. Capehart, of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday May 29, 2009, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America will be officiating the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Renascent Ministries, P.O. Box 23833, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Ft. Oglethorpe.

Viola Carson

Viola Carson, 85, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at a local hospital.

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

Cary Charles

Cary Horace "Poppy" Charles, 76, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. today, May 27, 2009 in the Chapel with Rev. Spencer Johnson officiating.

Burial to follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.javerybryan.com.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Sharon Consoli

Sharon Stringer Consoli, beloved wife, mother, and friend, lost her valiant battle with cancer on Monday, May 25, 2009.

Sharon was born in Greensboro, N.C. on April 20, 1964 to parents Scott and Carolyn Stringer. She, her parents, and brother, Myron moved to Chattanooga, where she graduated from Red Bank High School with the class of 1982. Sharon graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Marketing. It was here that she met her husband Robert David Consoli. They were married in 1986; Rob and Sharon moved to Alpharetta, Ga., in 1994, where they have raised their daughter Lauren (17), and sons David (14) and Jonathan (10). The Consoli's are members of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, and have deep roots in their community. Since her diagnosis of lung cancer in October 2004, Sharon cherished every moment of every day with her husband, children, and close friends. Even after countless chemotherapy treatments, Sharon was best known for her unfailing faith and her ability to inspire and encourage others regardless of their circumstances.

Sharon is survived by her husband and children as well as parents, Scott and Carolyn Stringer, of Chattanooga; brother, Myron Stringer, of Hixson; aunt, Betty Sue Condred, of Hixson; great-uncle Wilburn Killian, Hoover Ala.; mother-in-law, Mary Consoli, of Knoxville; her brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Leslie Consoli, of Knoxville; her brother in-law, Michael Consoli, of Roswell, Ga, and nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the Consoli Family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Northside Chapel, 12050 Crabapple Road in Roswell.

The celebration of Sharon's life will be held Thursday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, 480 W. Crossville Road in Roswell.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 630972, Baltimore MD 21263. www.lungcanceralliance.org/donate. Northside Chapel Funeral Directors & Crematory, Roswell 770-645-1414. www.northsidechapel.com.

Kathleen Grant

Edna Kathleen "Toady" Grant, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2009.

Toady was a local artist, loved creating ceramics and sculptures. She received many awards for her work at the local, state and national level.

Kathleen has gone to be with her loving husband, Bob E. Grant, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Rankin and Dulcey Mae Moses Watson; sister, Inez Watson Fuller and brother, Hubert Watson.

She is survived by her son, Donnie (Diane) Runyan; granddaughter, Lacey Runyan; grandson, Damon (Ginny) Runyan; great-granddaughter, Lily Runyan; sister, Irene Culvahouse; four nephews, David and Chet Culvahouse and Ronnie and Eddie Watson.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Commissioner Larry Henry officiating.

Pallbearers are David and Chet Culvahouse, Ronnie and Eddie Watson, Miles Raborn and Brian Bailey.

In lieu of flowers make donations to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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

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

Ruth Harterink

Ruth Harterink entered into rest May 24, 2009. She was born Aug. 30, 1913.

She was one of 13 children of Dan and Katherine Johnson. She had a strong commitment to family and nursed several of her siblings. Nursing was most important to her and she worked as a visiting nurse for the city of Chattanooga and later as a private duty nurse. Her greatest pleasure was being with her family. She doted on her grandchildren and her biggest enjoyment was cooking their favorite foods and hearing every detail of their lives. She was an avid gardener and belonged to the Lake Hills Garden Club. She also enjoyed decorating and crafts, especially flower arranging and her artificial cakes.

She was a longtime member of Oakwood Baptist Church and loved to reminisce about their Sunday School and special events.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Hackworth and also wife of the late Karl Harterink.

She was the loving mother of Gary (Lynne) Hackworth; dearest grandmother of Lisa (Robert) Farnham and Gary (Heather) Hackworth; and great-grandmother of Bobbie and Lucy Farnham and Allison, Austin and Logan Hackworth.

She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ken Clark officiating.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Glenna Howard

Glenna June Frizzell Howard, 70, died Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.

Mrs. Howard was born in Chattanooga, to the late John Frank Frizzell and Maude Lorena McKaig Frizzell.

She is preceded in death by brothers, Duke and Noel Frizzell; and sister, Lila Kathleen Frizzell McIntyre.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur E. Howard; and son, Arthur F. Howard, of Kennesaw, and brother Eugene Frizzell, of La Porte, Texas. In-laws include Jean and Charles Smith, of Signal Mountain, Joetta Howard, of Ooltewah, Lillian Frizzell, of La Porte, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

She graduated from Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, in 1956, and received a degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1961. Mrs. Howard was a Sunday School teacher at The First Church of the Nazarene in Chattanooga. She worked in insurance with Provident Insurance Co. of Chattanooga, Kennesaw Life Insurance Co. of Marietta, and Lockheed Aeronautical Systems before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.

Family will receive friends from 4 until 8 today at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw and 1 until 3 p.m. Thursday at Chattanooga Funeral Home North, in Hixson. 770-422-7299 or mem.com.

Linda Hunter

Linda Jean "Tina" Hunter, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009.

She was a cook at Life Care of Highland Park for many years.

Survivors include: son, Patrick (Shavona) Hunter Sr.; grandchildren, Patrick Hunter Jr., MiQuell Hunter, and Shaquna Truitt; sister, Cordivie Hunter; brothers, Eldred (Zelda) Jones, Milton Hunter, Hollis Hunter, Kenneth Hunter and Rickey (Kimberly) Hunter; uncles, Noble Jones, Huntsville, Ala. and Jim Jones; eight nieces and six nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday May 28, 2009, at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel with Dr. Nathaniel Carter officiating.

Public may view after 1 p.m. today at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Cleophus Jackson

Cleophus Jackson, 95, died Monday, May 25, 2009 at a local healthcare facility.

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

Willodean Kelly

Willodean Kelly, 88, of Collegedale, died Monday, May 25, 2009, in a local health care facility.

Mrs. Kelly was a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Jackson Kelly.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Coulter, Collegedale, Jacqueline McPherson, Ooltewah; brother, Woodall Fletcher; sister, Beatrice Bullington, both of Huntington, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Charles W. Gentry, Tonya Dunn; five great-grandchildren, C.J. Gentry, Mindy Gentry, Kelsey Gentry, Blake Dunn and Erica Dunn.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dwight Herod officiating.

Interment will be in Collegedale Cemetery with Grandsons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.

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

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Paul Kyle

Paul E. Kyle went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

He was born on June 24, 1932 in Chattanooga to the late Gaither A. and Mabel Parker Kyle. He was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and the Sunrisers Class. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, a member of Mountain City Lodge No. 549, F.& A.M., Ronald McDonald Room volunteer, and was ordained as a deacon at Avondale Baptist Church. He served in the Navy Reserve and the U.S. Army. He was a Santa Claus volunteer for many years on Christmas Eve to underprivileged children and in parades. He loved the outdoors, walking and fishing. He was retired from Chattanooga Police Department and as Security Chief at SunTrust Bank. He then worked for Humphrey's Florist.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Carolyn Deann Kyle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nellie Bates Kyle; son, Dr. Dennis E. Kyle; daughter-in-law, Donna Bradford Kyle; and granddaughters, Kelli and Kati Kyle; two sisters, Mrs. Edwina Cranfield and Mrs. Bette Gillespie; mother-in-law Mrs. Estelle Bates, nephews, cousins, friends and best friend Wayne Johnson.

The family would like to thank Parkridge Hospital Senior Life Center, Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center and Hospice of Chattanooga for their excellent care.

Contributions may be made to:Diabetes Association, 211 Center Park Drive, Suite 3010. Knoxville, TN 37922; Alzheimer's Association, 7629 Hamilton Park Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37421, Avondale Baptist Church, 5479 Highway 58, Chattanooga, TN 37416; or Dallas Bay Baptist Church, 8305 Daisy Dallas Road, Hixson, TN 37343.

Visitation will be in Avondale Baptist Church, Highway 58, Chattanooga 2 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. David McNabb will conduct a celebration of his life Memorial Service at 7 p.m.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. May 29, in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East, 4621 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Dorothy Labbe

Dorothy Elephtreides Andrews Labbe, 75, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Michael and Stravania Macrides Elephtreides. A native of Canton, Ohio, she moved to the Chattanooga area in 1951. "Little Dot" Andrews, as she was known, won the Mibs Marble Shooting Tournament in May of 1942. While in the first grade, she discovered she could entertain her friends by drawing "life-like" pictures of Donald Duck. She had a rare gift for creating exact reproductions of cartoons and caricatures - the gift of a copy artist. While attending McKinley High School she helped her father successfully run the Bull Dog Restaurant in Canton, Ohio. As an avid artist, she used her talent to help promote many fundraisers for St. Jude School, Notre Dame High School, St. Jude Hospital and the Catholic Youth Organization. She volunteered her time and talents for over 10 years as Chairman of Publicity, Percussion and Promotions for "CYO" (Catholic Youth Organization) show held annually at the Tivoli Theatre.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Carl A. Labbe Jr.; daughters, Mitzi (Frank) Repici, Julie (David) Mayfield, and Angie (Oliver) Mayfield; sons, Carl (Tina) Labbe and Tom (Francine) Labbe, all of Chattanooga; 11 grandchildren, Dee (Robert) Devine, Taylor (Mike) Monen, Michelle Repici, Tenley Mayfield, Jonathan Mayfield, Katie, Michael, and Elizabeth Labbe, Alyx, Tessa and Riley Labbe; and blessed with three great-grandchildren, Carter Devine, Lily and Simon Monen. She is also survived by her sister, Cathy Darras, her brother, Dr. John Andrea; and two close cousins, Elizabeth Tarzan and Katherine Kalenterides.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 2700 Parkwood Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404, or Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Glenwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, May 27, 2009, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church with Father Stavros officiating.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Dr. Wilma McClarty

Dr. Wilma King McClarty, 69, of Collegedale, stepped gently from the throes of this world to sleep in the arms of her Savior on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

She was born in Hinsdale, Ill., and was a member of Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

An accomplished, well-loved, and enthusiastic English and Literature professor, she received her bachelor's degree in 1961 and master's degree in 1962 from Andrews University. She then earned a doctorate in education from the University of Montana in 1968. After teaching at Southwestern Adventist University from 1968-1972, she and her late husband, Dr. Jack McClarty, moved to Collegedale to begin teaching at Southern Adventist University.

Winning several student-sponsored and academic awards, publishing numerable articles, and performing countless speeches, she has been a pillar of the university, her church, and the community, touching the lives of thousands. She was a devoted wife, sister, and mother, and there is a void where her boundless energy and passion for life once prevailed. We all will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Dr. Jack McClarty; and parents, Alfred and Viola Doering.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie Smith; son, Dr. S. Jack McClarty; sisters, Ardith Tait, Geraldine DiDonato and Corrinne Hurt; brother, Al Doering; granddaughter, Jacqueline Smith; and grandsons, Shawn VanRaden, Tyler VanRaden, Ryan Smith and Boston McClarty.

Funeral services are scheduled for 5 p.m. today, May 27, at Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Dr. Gordon Bietz officiating with visitation beginning at 4 p.m.

A graveside eulogy will immediately follow at Collegedale Memorial Park.

Flowers may be sent to the church, Heritage Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the McClarty scholarship fund at Southern Adventist University.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share condolences.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Dodie Rogers

Dorothy A. "Dodie" Rogers, 54, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Stancil and the Rev. Ellis Chasteen officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Hamilton County Sheriff's Department serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379 www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24 hour-obituary line, 843-5055.

John Sanderfer Sr.

John Louis Sanderfer Sr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Calvin Walker officiating.

Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Virginia Swearengin

Virginia Swearengin passed away Monday, May 25 2009 at a L ife Care Center.

Arrangements will be announced by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 747 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131.

Sara Tomlinson

Sara Kate Harr Tomlinson, 95, passed away on Sunday May 24, 2009, in Atlanta at A.G. Rhodes Home at Wesley Woods Retirement Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 27, at Brainerd United Methodist Church with Dr. Dennie Humphries and Bishop Michael Watson officiating.

Interment will be Thursday, May 28, at Gunnings Cemetery, in Blountville.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Foundation of Wesley Woods Retirement Center, 1821 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, or Holston Home for Children, P. O. Box 188, Greeneville, TN 37744.

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

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Beulah Tyson

Beulah M. Boston Tyson, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009 at her residence.

She was a faithful member of Avondale Church of Christ.

Survivors: devoted grandson, Michael Wilson; devoted great-granddaughter, Denise Wilson and five other great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; caregiver, Christine Mitchell; several other relatives; four devoted friends, Shirley Adair, Nancy Houston, Marvella Kirkland, Sherrill Toran Garner and a host of other friends.

Funeral: Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Gerald Taylor Sr. officiating.

Burial: Highland Memorial Gardens.

The body will lie-in-state today after 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Michael Whittemore Sr.

Michael Allen Whittemore Sr., 66, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009.

He was a 1961 graduate of Kirkman High School. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guards. He continued his education at Chattanooga State. He worked as a General Contractor. He enjoyed fishing, family, and photography.

Preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Byrd and Iris Louise Fricks Whittemore.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Allen (Kay) Whittemore Jr., of Chattanooga, William Anthony Tony Whittemore, and Benjamin Corey Whittemore; daughter, Wendy (Ray) Higgins; grandchildren, Alicia and Kelsey Higgins, Michael Allen III and Caisee Whittemore, all of Whitwell, Tenn.; brothers, Kenneth (Lorraine) Whittemore, of Lockhart, Texas; Eugene (Irene) Whittemore, of Northhills, Calif., Bill (Alwayna) Hixson, of Soddy-Daisy; ex-wife and longtime friend, Carolyn Whittemore, of Whitwell; a special nephew, Stephen Hixson; special great-niece, Graicen Hixson; several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, with a memorial service to follow at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

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

Malcolm Wooten

Malcolm H. Wooten, 69, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009.

He was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late Curtis W. Wooten and Beatrice Childers Mahoney and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry L. Childers and Lucinda C. Childers.

He graduated from Ringgold High School and attended the University of West Georgia and UTC.

He was employed by Ted F. Duggan & Sons for 33 years.

He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Harrison Masonic Lodge 114, life member and past Potentate of Alhambra Shrine, Choo Choo Riders, Chattanooga Scottish Rite, York Rite, Knights Templar, T. Commandery 14, Jesters, Monte Vista 66, Order of the Q, and the Half Century Club.

Malcom was involved with Girl's Fast Pitch Softball for 25 plus years, coaching many local, state, regional, and national championship teams. His love of helping and molding young people through sports and education is one of his living legacies.

When he left softball he became a Mason and a Shriner, continuing to help wherever he could for Shriner children.

He was an avid Georgia Tech fan since boyhood.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Carolyn M. Wooten; three daughters, Cindy W. (Dale) Jones, of Ooltewah, Debbie W. (Rob) Milde, of Richmond, Ky., Becky W. (Mike) Warnecke, of Springhill, Tenn.; and six grandchildren, Haley and Allie Jones, Cole and Katie Milde, William and Bowen Warnecke.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Sherry Boles, the Rev. Billy Dean and Rev. William Lee Childers officiating.

Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Robbie Eaves, Tommy Helton, Waymon Watts, Wayne Childers, Bill Cox, Nathan Wilson, Glenn Casey and Lamar Childers serving as pallbearers. Past Potentates and Choo Choo Riders will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home with Masonic rites being held at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alhambra Shrine, Transportation Fund.

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

Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

TENNESSEE

James Ezell

SPRING CITY - James Oliver Ezell, 70, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Spring City Health Care.

He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in daughter, Joy Ezell Swafford; parents, Erie and Addie Louise Neal Ezell; two sisters, Dorothy Ezell Rice, Barbara Ezell; brother, Donald Eugene Ezell.

Survivors: two daughters, Kim Ezell, Spring City, Lisa Ezell, Grandview; two brothers, Doyle Ezell, Paul (Ruby) Ezell, both of Spring City; two sisters, Mary Ezell, Dayton, Diane (Houston) Hamby, Spring City; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.

Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. today at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Dayton.

Lester Gates

DAYTON - Lester Haskell Gates, 68, died Sunday, May 25, 2009, at his home.

He was a former owner & operator of Gates & Gates Exterminating Co. for over 30 years. He was a former pastor of Independent House of Prayer for several years. He was a member Masonic Lodge 512 F&AM where he was raised to the Sublime degree of 32 degree. He was known to always put others before himself, not wanting anything in return. He was true of his convictions which was to give never expecting anything in return. This community has lost a beautiful person that always tried to make everyone's life better and like we said previously he only wanted a grin and a wink. We already miss him yet his legacy will live forever.

He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas "Tom" and Bessie Walden Gates; three brothers, Rev. J.L. Gates, Ben Gates, Bob Gates; two sisters, Martha McCullough and Juanita Johnson; grandson, Jereym McRae.

Survivors include wife, Kelly Gates; six children, Dewayne, Douglas Gates, Kim Roberts, Terri Germann, Ladonna Pelfrey and Kelly Carraway, all of Dayton; brother, Billy "Bill" Gates, of Niota, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, Micheal, Brittany, Christopher, David "Peeper", Corey, Ariel, Bre, Harley, Tyler, Tiffany and Jennifer; two great-grandchildren, Braydon Kite and Lexie Taylor; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Justice and Speaker Bobby Daniel officiating.

Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Visitation from 5-9 p.m. today at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home.

Corrine Marlow

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. - Corrine Marlow, 87, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009.

Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with the Rev. J.C. Stewart officiating.

Burial in Winchester Memorial Park.

Zelpha Morgan

PIKEVILLE - Zelpha Mae Morgan, 78, died Monday, May 25, 2009.

She was of the Catholic faith. Preceding her in death were her husband, Edwin P. Morgan; parents, Ellison "Skunk" and Pearlie Mae Wheeler; brother, Charlie Wheeler; sister, Ramona Barnes; two daughters, Barbara Jean Burdett and Michelle Annette Morgan.

Survivors are children, Arnold Moody, Pikeville, Edwin Alan Morgan, New Jersey, Joseph Paul Morgan, Georgia., Judy Dunn, Dunlap; Linda Sue Burdett, Spencer, Carolyn Louise Burdett, North Carolina and Kathy George, New Jersey; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard Wheeler, Winchester; and her most beloved youngest child a dachshund named Blackie Morgan.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel with Father Mark Scholz officiating.

Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville.

Elmer Raper

ROCKFORD - W. Elmer Raper, 97, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009.

He was born in Athens, Tenn., and a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church. Elmer was a head athletic trainer for the University of Chattanooga and professor at Middle Tennessee State University, where he taught for 17 years. He and his wife Jeane, had camped in 48 states and traveled abroad.

Preceded in death by parents, Robert Arnold and Calista Richeson Raper; and several brothers and sisters.

Survived by wife of 58 years, Jeane Simpson Raper; sisters-in-law, Joyce S. Niles, Frankie Simpson and Sara S. Atkins; brothers-in-law, Charles Atkins and Bill Simpson; several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, at New Providence Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Steve Musik officiating.

Interment was held at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

The family requests no flowers. Please make memorials to the charity of your choice.

Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens is honored to help the Raper family.

Cameron Ronken

ALTAMONT - Cameron J. Ronken, 19, died Monday May 25, 2009.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Christine and Darrell Camp; brother, Jesse Ronken; fiancee, Brittany Smartt; grandparents, Elma and George Anderson, Vern and Beverly Bailey, Steve and Ethel Camp, Charity Norris; father, Ted Ronken.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Ed Dudley officiating with burial to follow in Altamont City Cemetery.

Visitation 5 until 10 p.m. today at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont.

Arthur Schaefer

SEWANEE - Arthur McCluny Schaefer, 82, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, at a Sewanee hospital.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at All Saints Chapel, Sewanee.

Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tenn. 931-924-2381.

Josephine Smith

DAYTON - Josephine June Yocum Smith, 76, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Roseville, Ill., Aug. 2, 1932, the daughter of Theodore and Esther Yocum. She made her home in Northwest Indiana until 1991, then moved to Rhea County, Tenn. After retirement, she was a member of New Union Baptist Church and a member of the Candlelighter's Sunday School Class.

Survivors husband of 57 years, O'Neal; daughter, Thea Jones; granddaughter, Kristine (Nicholas) Czebiniak; three brothers, Marion (Grovine) Paul (Betty) Yocum, and Jon (Kathy) Yocum; two beautiful great-grandsons, Justin and Ryan Czebiniak.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at New Union Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Ruehling and Brother Warren Colbaugh officiating.

Interment in Spence Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to her church, New Union Baptist Church Building Fund or the Gideons International.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Dayton.

Murrell Ward

MCMINNVILLE - Mr. Murrell Lee Ward, 54, died Monday evening, May 25, 2009, at an area hospital.

Murrell was a handyman, and he loved to work with his hands. He was also a mason. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Ward; sister, Alice Christian.

He is survived and will be missed by his father, Thurman Ward, Smartt Station, Tenn.; brothers, Paul Edward (Janice) Ward, Dibrell, Tenn., Kenneth (Audrey) Ward, Rock Island, Tenn., David (Rita) Ward, McMinnville, Michael (Janice) Ward, Smithville, Tenn., Jim Ward, Holiday, Fla.; sisters, Brenda (Ricky) Henderson, Rock Island, Tenn., Martha (Kenneth) Braswell, Elmwood, Tenn., Linda (Tommy) Thompson, McMinnville, Lynn (Laurie) Ward, Pikeville; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held in the chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, May 28, 2009, with Andy Smith and Jeff Smith officiating.

Burial will be in Collier Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3-9 pm CDT today.

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

Pikeville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

GEORGIA

Donald Hankins

FORT OGLETHORPE - Donald Hankins, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Chattanooga Boiler and Tank in 1986 with 47 years of service. He was also a member of Boilermakers 679, loved to watch the Braves, and a weekend merchandise collector.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Glenna K. Hankins; parents, Virgil and Lou Belle Hankins; brothers, Lebron Hankins and Byron Hankins; grandson, Donnie Lee Hankins.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Hankins; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Pam Hankins; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Dennie Hankins; sister-in-law, Lovie Jo Levesque; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be noon Thursday, May 28, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Eric Greeson officiating.

Entombment will follow at Calvary Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, May 27, 2009 and prior to the service Thursday.

In lieu of flowers contributions to Hutcheson Hospice will be appreciated.

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

Ellen Lacy

TRION - Ellen Lacy, 83, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009.

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. today with services to follow in the chapel of Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home at 11 a.m.

Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery.

Hazel Stewart

FLINTSTONE - Hazel Stewart, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at a Healthcare facility in Riverdale, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Stewart; and parents, W.W. and Betty Cuzzort Metcalf; brother, Delbert Metcalf; sisters, Hattie Dial, Ruby Lawson, Willie O'Neil, Bessie Gray, Helen Newsome, Elizabeth Atkins.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, Rossville with Rev. Jim Bennett officiating.

Visit www.lane-southcrestchapel to send condolences.

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

Jerry Weatherford

ROSSVILLE - Jerry D. Weatherford, 61, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Weatherford was a native of Athens, Tenn., and at a young age he moved to Dalton, Ga., where he later enlisted in the U.S. Army. While in the U.S. Army he served in Vietnam and in Germany before retiring as an E-8 First Sergeant with 22 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Earl Weatherford.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Deborah Weatherford; son, Christopher Weatherford, of Rossville; daughter, Deana Venable, of Ringgold; two grandchildren, Cameron and Sophia Venable; mother, Mildred Brock of Dalton; three brothers, Harold Weatherford, of Marietta, Ga., Jimmy Weatherford, of Macon, Ga., and Billy Weatherford, of Dalton, Ga.; two stepbrothers, Jimmy and Billy Brock, of Dalton; and stepsister, Brenda Bell, of Dalton; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11:30a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 95.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

ALABAMA

J.W. Holder

STEVENSON - Judson Willie "J.W." Holder, 88, died Monday, May 25, 2009.

The funeral will be today, May 27, at 2 p.m. CDT at the funeral home chapel.

Interment in Pinehaven Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Ala.

Arrangements by Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson.

Derrell McKaig

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. - Derrell Calvin "Bigun "McKaig, 65, born on Lookout Mountain, GA, passed away Monday, May 23, 2009.

He retired from Harbison Walker Refractories, Fairfield, Ala., and was a member of Concord Highland Baptist Church.

He loved God, his family, his church and his country. He also loved all of his friends and wants his family and friends to know that he is now singing in God's choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Monroe McKaig, New Salem Community.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Cynthia McKaig; one daughter, April McKaig; two stepsons, Mike Bice and Charles Allcorn; one sister, Anita McKaig; one nephew, Ernest White; four aunts and several cousins in the Chattanooga area, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. today, May 27, 2009, at People's Funeral Home, Hueytown, Ala., 205-497-2273 with Brother Richard Larson officiating.

Burial at Village Falls Cemetery.

Announcement by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

OTHER AREAS

Steven Hatcher

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. - Steven J. Hatcher, 52, died on Friday, May 22, 2009, at a local hospital of complications from diabetes.

He was a native of Gallatin, Tenn., but had lived in this area for the past 17 years. He achieved the status of Eagle Scout while in high school. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

He was employed with TSA as a personnel security specialist. He was a member of Sterling United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Lloyd McKinney Hatcher; son Will; and daughter, Catie; as well as his parents, "Babe" and Clifford Hatcher, of Gallatin; his brothers, Phillip (Pat), Richard (Carol) Hatcher as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held prior to the memorial service at Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, Sterling, Va., today, May 27, 2009 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Randy Duncan officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA, 22311, or Sterling United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, Va.

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