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HAMILTON COUNTY

Michael Bull

Michael Elden Bull, 44, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, due to complications with diabetes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Bull; father, E.C. Bull.

He is survived by his son, Michael Shea (Chasity) Bull; mother and stepfather, Joyce and Jack Johnson; grandson, Brendon Bull; sisters, Janice (Gary) Smith, Marcia (Gary) Sivley; brother, Brandon (Wanda) Bull; special friend, Lena Smith; two nieces; four nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at New Salem Baptist Church on Dallas Hollow Road in Soddy-Daisy.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to New Salem Baptist Church or the American Diabetic Association.

Announcement is by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike; Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

Alvia Campbell

Alvia Genne Campbell, 75, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Memorial Hospital.

He was retired from the city of Lafayette, Tenn.

He was preceded in death y his parents, Otis and Anna Belle Campbell.

He is survived by his children, Kathy (Mark) Crawley, AnTerry W. Hicks, Tammy Adams, Allan Barnes and Larry Barnes; grandchildren, Allen Crawley, Andrew Crawley, Cody Luttrell, Cori Luttrell, Cayli Luttrell, Sara Adams, Ben Adams, Travis Barnes, Ashlyn Barnes, Sara Barnes, Chase Barnes, Tyler Barnes, Melinda Gallagher. Special friends, James and Peggy Crawley and Bethany Daniels.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at the City Cemetery of Lafayette, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 1914 McCallie Ave. 423-266-2131.

Cora Chatham

Cora Lucille Chatham, 69, of Sale Creek, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.

She was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Her parents, Frank and Edith Cranmore; brothers Ray, Johnny and Jack Cranmore; sister, Genevieve James; and a nephew, Billy James, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Wayne Chatham; four nephews; one niece; two great-nieces; and four great-nephews.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.

Burial will follow in Hendon Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared at williamsonandsons.com.

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

Robert Couch

Robert Allen "Tennessee" Couch, 56, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Partridge Medical Center.

Mr. Couch was preceded in death by his parents, Earsel Lee and Flossie Newby Couch; and two sisters, Betty Pelfrey and Fay Douglas.

Survivors include five brothers, Red (Gale) Couch, James Couch, both of Dayton, Leon (Ava) Couch, of Chattanooga, Don (Betty) Couch, of Benton, Eddie (Donna) Couch, of Calhoun, Ga.; six sisters Frances (Charles) Pelfrey, Barbara (Tommie) Manning, both of Evansville, Ruby (Paul) Ezell, of Spring City, Dora (Lee Roy) Meadows, Sue (Ben) Browder, both of Decatur, Nancy Shaw, of Pulaski.

Memorial services will be held today, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. at Graysville Church of God with Don John and the Rev Carol officiating.

Covenant Funeral and Cremations Services of Chattanooga is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Craze

Ethel DeHart Craze, 81, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 2, 2009.

Mrs. Craze was the daughter of the late Lula and J.D. DeHart. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and retired from J.C. Penney.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Craze; brothers, R.C. DeHart and Burlos DeHart.

Survivors include her son, John H. (Jo Ellen) Craze; three daughters, Linda (Bill) Renfro, Tammy (Tim) Langley and Mitzi (David) Stoner; sister Lois Jackson; brother-in-law, Alvin Craze; grandchildren, Julie (Doug) Byers, Jonathan (Heather) Langley, Christopher and Kristin Stoner.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roger DeHart, the Rev. Terry DeHart and the Rev. Richard DeHart officiating.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share word of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Wanda Elsea

Wanda Gail Elsea, 53, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Conaway and the Rev. Lavonne Powell officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Hamilton County Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

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

Earlyne Hinson

Earlyne Hinson, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in Duluth, Ga.

Mrs. Hinson was born in Celina, Tenn., to Oscar and Mae Etta Reed. She was a former member of Brainerd Church of Christ, and a retired school teacher for Chattanooga City Schools.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Russell C. Hinson; daughter, Margie Bullock and her husband, Rick, of Duluth, Ga.; and grandsons, Rusty, Jody and Zach.

Memorial donations may be made to Brainerd Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. A procession will leave from the funeral home at 9:15 a.m.

A Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at the funeral home with Minister John Cupp officiating.

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

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412 423-698-2541.

Ralph Jones

Ralph Jones, 79, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at this home.

Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

Bobby Laymon

Charles Robert "Bobby" Laymon died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at the age of 40.

Bobby left behind his parents, James Daniel Laymon, of Hixson and Barbara Laymon, of Washington State; brother, Dwayne Frazier, of Chattanooga; sister, Debra Seabolt, of Washington State; nieces and nephews, Travis (Melissa) Alderman, Stacy (Adam) Stroup and Shawn Fraizer; great-nieces and nephews, Brooke, Joseph, Chelsea, Braden and Aikiko; special aunt, Judy Bittner, of Hixson along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Bobby also left behind many lifelong friends including John Murphy and Jason Rogers.

Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

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

John Mitchell III

John Charles Mitchell III, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24-hour obituary line 843-5055.

Johnetta Moore

Johnnetta Moore, 76, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at her residence.

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

Betty Payne

Betty L. Payne, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at her residence.

She retired from Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. She was a faithful member of New Anointing Pure Holiness Church of God where she had served on the Mother's Board, Usher Board and sang in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Mattie Bradley; and husband, Robert Payne.

Survivors: daughter, Rosie Branch; grandchildren, Tor (Claudia) Branch, Charmin (Roderick) Harris and Ameria Branch; great-grandchildren, Roje, Nia, Chantl, Idalis and Torrean; great-great-grandchildren, Amaury and Anyia; sisters, Lucille Jones and Daisy Mitchell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Friday at 11 a.m. at New Anointing Pure Holiness Church of God with Bishop A.D. Ringer officiating.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Family hour: today from 5-6:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.

Mary Jane Pendley

Mary Jane "MurMur" Pendley, 73, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009.

Mrs. Pendley was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church where she served as the Minister to the Deaf and Silent Workers Sunday School Class. She was employed as an interpreter at Orange Grove School, Sorenson Video Relay Services, and Lead Interpreter at Chattanooga State for 25 years. She graduated from Central High School Class of 1954 and was a member of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and CODA (Children of Deaf Adults).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Duke.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years and first grade sweetheart, Slater (Mac) Pendley; daughters, Tonya (Andy) Mullins and Dessa (Eddie) Hall; sons, Leon and Keith Pendley; grandchildren, Zach Lane, Travis Mavity, Kevin Hall, Amber Mullins Jones, Jerrica Pendley, Drew Mullins, Slater Pendley and Emily Pendley; great-grandchildren, Julie Ann Mavity and Emma Jane Hall; stepgreat-grandchild, Nolan Carter; sisters, Iva Sue (Gary) Tallent, of Rossville, and Kay Clara (Roy) White, of Bozeman, Mont.; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 4201 Ringgold Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at East Ridge Baptist Church Activities Center with Dr. Ronnie Mitchell and the Rev. C. Henry Preston officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, East.

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.

John Smyth

John Mitchell Smyth went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the age of 82.

He was a loving husband of 51 years, a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, friend, citizen and patriot. As husband, father and grandfather, he was someone more special than words. His love was mixed with friendship and a million favorite memories that will always last. He was a hand within your hand enfolded with love and understanding. He gave you a feeling that made you wonder what you would ever do without him, and no one was loved more dearly.

Born in Beattyville, Ky., he was a graduate of Lee County High School. John served his country, first as a Merchant Marine and then in the U.S. Army serving in Germany. After his service in the Army he began his varied work career as a railway mail clerk, worked with his father in the Lee County Clerk's Office and served as a Kentucky State Trooper. He began his career with L&N Railroad as Inspector of Police before retiring after 33 years as a Train Master with CSX Railroad. Mr. Smyth was a 50-year member of Andrew Jackson Lodge #173 F&AM and was also a member of Alcazar Shrine Temple, both in Montgomery, Ala. He was also a Kentucky Colonel of which he was very proud.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Smyth; daughters, Pam (Max) Frisbee, Ooltewah, Kimberly Norcross, Ringgold; son, Randy (Sherry) Smyth, Chattanooga; sisters, Dorothy Noland, Marjorie Barnett; brother, Melvin Smyth, all of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, who will serve as honorary pallbearers, Brennen Smyth, Nick, Josh, Will and Wes Frisbee, Abby Norcross, Jennifer (Troy) Teems, Stephanie (Kent) Callison, Kara (Scott) Stevenson, Ryan (Brooke) Swilling and Christen (Nathan) Woody; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Fred Smith officiating.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Caris Health Care, 5959 Shallowford Road, Suite 212, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Mamie Strickland

Mamie Strickland, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at a local healthcare facility.

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

Mary Tucker

Mary A. Tucker passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in Chattanooga.

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

Bobby Turner

Bobby Turner, 61, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

A native of Chattanooga he was the son of the late John Lewis Turner, and his mother who survives him, Joyce Hoodenpyle.

He was a member of the East Ridge Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner.

He was retired from Jones Printing Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors other than his mother include his son, Bob Turner, of Franklin, Tenn.; his daughter, Becky Turner Broadvine, of Nashville; two granddaughters, Ashton and Reagan Turner; one niece, Nona Jenno Vaught, of Dallas, Texas; and many close dear friends that he saw daily.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Wann Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lemuel Wade officiating.

Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wann Funeral Home, St. E1mo.

Rex Vance Sr.

Rex Allen Vance Sr., 75, of Troy, Ala., and Chattanooga, passed away in Montgomery on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, after a brief illness.

He was born in Troy, on Oct. 17, 1934, to the late T.K. Vance and Mildred Vance, and spent his childhood and young adult life there. He graduated from Troy High School and Troy State University.

He spent almost 50 years in the photography industry, in roles ranging from photographer to owner and president of several companies, to executive management at several larger firms. He spent the majority of his career in the Chattanooga area, prior to his retirement in 2007. During his career he visited virtually every state in the union, and had an uncanny ability to navigate around even in cities he had not visited before.

Mr. Vance was a Korean War-era veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve.

His interests included reading, cooking, travel (including trips to Europe in 1989 and 2008), and being a "gentleman farmer" at his retirement cabin outside of Troy.

He is survived by his mother Mildred, of Troy; his children, Allen (Pam) of Dunwoody, Ga., Gibson (Kate) of Montgomery, Bryan (Tina) of Johnson City, Tenn., Jimmy (Vanessa), of Chattanooga, Michael Martin (Mae), of Alpharetta, Ga. and Chris Castleberry (James), of Valdosta, Ga.; his grandchildren Langdon, Kate, Carter, Andrew, Ivey, Thomas, Garrett, Elijah, Megan, and Jamie; and many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his father, T.K.; younger brother, Jimmy; and recently by his wife, Martha.

Funeral services will be held at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at 1 p.m. CST with visitation from noon to 1 p.m. CST Friday.

Private family graveside will follow.

The family would like to thank his many close, long-time friends in Alabama and Tennessee, and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Southern Poverty Law Center, www.splcenter.org.

Please visit our website at www.dillardfh.com to sign the guestbook.

Mary Wall

Mary Ellen Wall, 99, of East Brainerd, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. Wall in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Elvin and Harold Nevitt.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her two sons, John (Jackie) Wall, James (Carolyn) Wall, all of Chattanooga; four grandchildren, Debbie (Ken) Waldrop, of Chattanooga, Vicki (Jeff) Cox, of Grandview, Steve (Maria) Wall, of Chattanooga, Amy (David) Ives, of Signal Mountain; six great-grandchildren, Whitney Waldrop, Marshall Wall, Ryan and Katie Cox, Mackenzie and Mackayla Wall, and two nieces, Betty Chilton and Mary Baysinger, both of Louisville, Ky.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. David DeLorenzo and Dr. Richard Yap.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Cox officiating.

Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

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

Rachel Williams

Rachel J. Ashley Williams, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, was a retired sales clerk for Fabric World, and a member of Second Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Williams; and son, Donald Williams.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Adams, of Chattanooga; son, Butch Williams, of Hixson; sister, Grace Faulkner, of Rainsville, Ala.; two grandsons, Dale Adams and David Adams; and two great-grandchildren.

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. Kyle Hinch officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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

Melvin Young

Melvin Asher Young died at the age of 79 on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, after a prolonged illness.

Mel was well known in the community as a Certified Public Accountant, author, wine connoisseur, Civil War scholar and community activist.

A 1952 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he served his country in the military during the Korean conflict and in Japan. He loved talking about his travels in Southeast Asia as a young lieutenant. He was very proud of his degree from West Point and his military service.

Young was a member of Mizpah Congregation and served as its president. He was also president of the Jewish Community Center in Chattanooga.

Mel Young was known as the Wine Professor as he taught the course in Wine Appreciation at the University of Tennessee for 30 years. He had an extensive wine cellar and was known to donate fine wines generously to charities.

His most important avocation was his scholarly research and writing about the War Between the States, particularly the areas of Jewish military involvement. He was considered to be an expert on particular areas of the Civil War and served as a resource for historians and writers. He was invited to do an exhibit on Jewish military during the War Between the States at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C. Young was the author of "Where They Lie," "The Last Order of the Lost Cause," "Bitter Tears I Shed for Thee," and his last book "Uriah" which was published in 2008. Young was frequently invited to be a guest speaker on the Civil War.

Mel Young was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1930 to Mary and Leon Young.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sonia; and his daughter, Melanie Anne Young-Ransom who resides in New York City with her husband David. He is also survived by a sister, Faith Minnen (Lionel), of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two nephews, Jonathan Minnen (Judy), of Atlanta and Bradley Minnen (Bonnie), of St. Petersburg; brother and sister-in-law, David and Finette Winer, of Chattanooga, niece, Allison Koeneman (Steve), of Atlanta and several great-nieces and nephews.

For those who knew Mel Young, they will remember his love of family and friends, his love of life and country, his quick wit and caring personality and his loyalty to those he loved and befriended.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to Mizpah Congregation (923 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga 37403), the West Point Jewish Chapel Fund (750 Merritt, West Point, NY 10996), The Chattanooga Theatre Centre (400 River St.. Chattanooga 37405) and the McKamey Animal Care & Adoption Center (4500 N. Access Road, Chattanooga, 37415).

Mel Young will be laid to rest at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

Friends are invited to a celebration of his life at Mizpah Congregation at 923 McCallie at noon.

There will no visitation.

Condolences may be made on line at javerybryan.com.

Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home.

Dorothy Zimba

Dorothy Jean Zimba, of North Bennington, Vt., died in her sleep of natural causes Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. She was 77 years old.

Dorothy was born in Chattanooga in 1931. In her first marriage, to Mr. Ray Bailey of Chattanooga, she had two sons. Later she married Mr. Richard Zimba, of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; the couple had three children together and remained happily married until the end of Dorothy's life. For decades, husband and wife worked alongside one another in the family business, Rip's Drive-In, a suburban Detroit landmark during its time.

A gifted storyteller with a lively laugh, Dorothy was admired for her outgoing personality and incisive intelligence. She was a crossword prodigy and a formidable opponent in card games of all kinds. Her hobbies included needlework, gardening, collecting antiques, and painting landscapes and still lifes.

Dorothy's health began to decline in 2007, and at that time she relocated from Michigan to Vermont with her husband. She resided at Watson House and Prospect House in North Bennington, facilities in which she received kind and attentive care until her passing.

Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Richard; by her five children, Mr. David Bailey, Issaquah, Wash., Mr. Wayne Bailey, Southgate, Mich., Ms. Intissar Greene, Mesa, Ariz., Ms. Jilly Dybka, Kingston Springs, Tenn., and Dr. Jason Zimba, Pownal, Vt.; by her five grandchildren, Sgt. Erik Bailey, Camp Liberty, Iraq, Mr. Robert Bailey, Monroe, Mich., Mr. Jonathan Bailey, Issaquah, Wash., Miss Abigail Zimba, Pownal, Vt., and Miss Claire Elizabeth-Jean Zimba, Pownal, Vt.; by her two great-grandchildren, Miss Madalyn Bailey, Monroe, Mich., and Miss Joanna Bailey, Monroe, Mich.; by her sister, Mrs. Patsy Ramsey, Ringold, Ga.; by her two nephews, Mr. Chris Ramsey, Tampa, Fla., and Mr. Barry Ramsey, Ringold, Ga.; by her grandniece, Ms. Valerie Ramsey, Tampa, Fla.; by her great-grandniece, Miss Caitlyn Ramsey, Tampa, Fla.; and by many cousins.

TENNESSEE

Herman Bolstein

DUNLAP - Herman Paul Bolstein finished his journey to reunite with his wife Grace in heaven while surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009.

He came into this world July 3, 1914 and chose to live, not just exist. He lived an amazing, full adventure.

Our hero was able to experience each and every day, giving to everyone he passed on his journey in the form of wisdom and charity.

From ashes to ashes and dust to dust we remain together as God says we must, Thank you God.

He is survived by two daughters, Christine Garland and Carol Bolstein, of Dunlap; son, Paul Bolstein, Atlanta; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel.

Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT.

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

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

Robert Burnett

DUNLAP - Robert Lee Burnett, 83, died Wednesday Nov. 4, 2009 at his home.

He was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church, He served in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from American Lava Co.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Nellie Burnett.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Burnett, Dunlap; daughter, Jackie (Steven) Maples, Chattanooga; son, Ronnie "Bo" (Deb) Burnett, Jasper and Jerome Burnett, Jasper; two stepdaughters, Barbara (Joseph) Harper, Chattanooga, Sharon (Thomas) Davis, Ottawah, Ill.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; brother, Charles (Linda) Burnett, Sequatchie; sister, Betty Deakins, Jasper; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Brian Kearns officiating.

Burial will be in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Family will receive friends today from 5-9 p.m. CST.

Timothy Curtis

ESTILL SPRINGS - Timothy Ray Curtis, 46, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Harton Regional Medical Center.

Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. CST today, Nov. 5, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Reed officiating.

Burial in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.

Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester.

Brandi Duba

WHITWELL - Brandi Cranfield Duba, 27, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sherry Layne Cranfield; grandparents, Charlie and Virgie Cranfield; William and Velma Layne.

She attended Hixson High School. Brandi was employed by Hardee's in Whitwell.

Those left to cherish her memories are parents, Jimmy (Donna) Cranfield, of Chattanooga; two children, Jacob Blake Tyler, Sarah Dawn Winchester; sister, Miranda Marler; brothers, Michael Chad Marler, Charles Joshua Cranfield, of Chattanooga; several aunts, uncles, friends, nephews, Riley and Braxton Burton; and cousins.

Family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. CST today, Nov. 5.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Friday, Nov. 6, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve McCary officiating.

Interment will be at Layne's Chapel Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to help with funeral expenses to Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, P.O. Box 898, Whitwell, TN 37397.

Perus Green Jr.

DUNLAP - Perus Alden "P.A." Green Jr., 86, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 4, 2009, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aleen Kennedy Green.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Green (D.J.) Johnson; grandchildren, Nate Johnson, Starkville, Miss., and Sara Grace (Brad) Carter, Nashville.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Randy Harmom officiating.

Burial will be in Gwinnett Memorial Park.

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

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

Family will receive friends today 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. CST.

Zenia Gunn

WINCHESTER - Zenia Gunn, 82, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the residence.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. CDT today, Nov. 5, at the funeral home chapel.

Burial in Winchester Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Rebecca Harvey

DUNLAP - Rebecca Sue Harvey, 64, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2009, in the Memorial hospital.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Allen Harvey; parents, Odell and Helen Cooley.

She is survived by husband, Henry Harvey; two daughter, Tressia Ashby and Darlene Harvey; two sons, Johnny (Donna) and Kennith (Stacy) Harvey, all of Dunlap; seven grandchildren, Daniel and Brandon Ashby, Taylor Harvey, J.L. Tate, Colton Easterly, Calab West and Brianna Cunningham.

Graveside services will be held today 1 p.m. CST in Collier Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Cross and the Rev. Doug Silvers officiating.

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

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

James Mason

WINCHESTER - James L. Mason, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Funeral was at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester.

Frankie McClendon

WHITWELL - Frankie McClendon, 91, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Valley View Assisted Living.

She was a member of Whitwell First Baptist Church. Frankie was preceded in death by her husband, Blutcher McClendon.

Survivors include daughters Shelba Jean (Bud) Moore, Chattanooga, Donna (Ronnie) Wilcox, Chattanooga; two sons, Thurman (Sherry) McClendon, Whitwell, and Ray (Jean) McClendon, Whitwell; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Terry Maxwell and the Rev. Craig Thomas officiating.

Burial will be in Teague Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Highway 28, Whitwell.

Visitation is today 1-9 p.m. CST.

Gordon McClure

HUNTLAND - Gordon "Goose" Thomas McClure, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Fayetteville Health and Rehab.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. CST Friday at the funeral home.

Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. CST today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

James Pickett

WHITWELL - James R.B. Pickett, 85, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Alma Harris Pickett; parents, George and Lorraine Fulton Pickett; brothers, O.D. Pickett, Othopolis Pickett, Garfield Pickett, Paul Arrow Pickett; sister, Amy Lee Beene, Mildred Sims, Wilma Ware, Anita Pickett, Jessie Toomey.

Mr. Pickett was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran, retired from Tennessee American Water Co. and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include children James Issac (Carol) Sutton, of Chattanooga, George W. (Ernestine) Pickett, Samuel Lee (Ramona) Pickett, Anna F. Roberts, of Whitwell, Emma R. Gott, of Chattanooga; four devoted nephews, James Harris of Whitwell, William Oscar Pickett, William Pickett, of Jasper, George Byron Pickett, of Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Hazel Solomon, Helen Ford, of Chattanooga, Shirley Ann Mitchell, of Richard City; brothers, George W. Pickett, of Whitwell, Harold Franklin Pickett, Billy G. Pickett, of Victoria, Curtis Toomey, of Philadelphia, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, Anna Sutton, Paul Gott III, Steven (Lindy) Robinson, Shawn Roberts, James (Deana) Pickett, Rebecca (Napoleon) Clark, Michelle Pickett, Samuel Pickett Jr., Chris Roberts, Christie Roberts, Keshia Sutton, Mae Pickett, Ashley Pickett, Katie Walker; 15 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. CST Friday, Nov. 6.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 7, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Steve Lusk and Brother Richard Sain officiating.

Interment at McWilliams Cemetery in Victoria.

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

Mitchell Seals

DUNLAP - Mitchell Wade Seals, 76, of the Cagle Mountain community near Dunlap, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in a Chattanooga hospital.

He was an active member of the Highland Rim Bicycle Races, Cagle Volunteer Fire Department, and Yellow Springs Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and treasurer.

Mr. Seals was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Eathel Elliott Seals; and brother, Billy Ray Seals.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Anne Hatfield Seals, Dunlap; daughters, Trisha (Jeff) Barger, Dunlap, and Gina (Michael) Pearson, Chattanooga; grandchildren, Hannah Barger, Jaden Barger, Taylor Smith, Jackson Smith, Alexis Smith, Ryan Pearson, and Brandon Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CST today, Nov. 5, 2009 in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Arnold officiating.

Burial in McGlothen Cemetery.

Online guestbook at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.

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

James Walker, Sr.

DAYTON - James Richard Walker Sr., 89, died Wednesday Nov. 4, 2009, at Memorial Northpark in Chattanooga.

Funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens.

On-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.

Visitation 5 until 7 pm. today at Vanderwall Funeral Home.

Sylvia Watts

DUNLAP - Sylvia Hendon Lewis Watts, 92, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, died at NHC Healthcare Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

Mrs. Watts was preceded in death by her first husband, Sidney Lewis; daughter, Dorothy; sons, Colandon and James Lewis; parents, Norris and Maybell Bowman Hendon; five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include, daughters, Charlene (H.C.) Sunderland, Soddy-Daisy, Belle Vandergriff, Memphis; sons, Ed (Gaynell) Lewis and Herman "Blackie" (Betty) Lewis; daughter-in-law, Carol Lewis, all of Dunlap; grandchildren, Richard Lewis, Lisa Kelly, Allen Sunderland, Eddie Lewis, Van Lewis, Regina Belknap, Jimmy Vandergriff, Lori Ann Brown; brother, Franklin Hendon, Soddy-Daisy; sisters, Geneva Parks and Josephine McQuirk, both of Oregon; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CST Friday in Ewton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Nathan Ewton officiating.

Burial in Hamilton County Memorial Park.

Visitation 3-8 p.m. CST today.

The family would like to thank NHC Healthcare and Hospice of Chattanooga for their excellent care.

Online guestbook at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.

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

Jimmy Yearwood

CLEVELAND - Jimmy Yearwood, 46, formerly of Madisonville, passed away 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at SkyRidge Medical Center.

He attended Echoes of Mercy Church, Cleveland.

Survivors: daughters, Cassie Yearwood, Johnson City, Jennifer Yearwood, Cleveland; parents, Robert and Martha Rodgers Yearwood, Tellico Plains; sisters, Barbara Walton, Melissa Yates; brothers, Ray and Daniel Yearwood, all of Tellico Plains; fiancée, Stephanie Dunn, Cleveland; several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Richard and Viola Yearwood, Jim and Betty Rodgers; aunt and uncles, Ida Sue, George, Kenneth, Junior Yearwood, Clyde Rodgers.

Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Strickland and Rev. Shane Bryson officiating.

Interment church cemetery.

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Tellico Plains.

GEORGIA

Albert Clemons

DOUGLAS - Albert Lillard Clemons, 77, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Home under Hospice Care.

Mr. Clemons, a native of Signal Mountain, Tenn., was born Nov. 22, 1931; he is the son of the late Gentry Clifton and Allard Naomi Covington Clemons.

Son, Gregory Clemons and one grandchild, Joycelyn Carver preceded him in death.

Survivors: wife, Jean Carolyn Clemons; daughters, Sherry J. Morgan and Sabrina Carver and husband, James, Douglas Ga.; sons, Bobby A. Clemons, Douglas Ga., Richard Lewis Clemons and wife, Melanie, Patterson Ga.; sisters, Lois Galecke, Signal Mountain, Pauline Newell, Lakeview Ga., Dot Woody, McMinnville Tenn.; brothers, Harry Clemons, Ernest Clemons and James Clemons, Signal Mountain; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Sandhill Baptist Church near Douglas.

Burial in Sandhill Church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Sims Funeral Home today; Calling hours are 6 until 9 p.m.

Sims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Landen

TUNNEL HILL - James Lightning Landen died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

Surviving: wife, Patricia Powell Callahan; son, Dale Jerome Landen; daughter, Lisa Kay Acre; brothers, Terry, Perry, Steve, David Landen.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponders Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends, Friday 5-9 p.m. at Ponders Funeral Home.

Tony Willingham

LaFAYETTE - Tony Willingham, 72, died Monday, Nov 2, 2009.

Survivors: wife Yvonne Willingham; daughters, Alisa Miller, Annette DeBord, Jan Shattuck; son, Eddie Willingham; sisters, Christine Beaty, Pat Carroll and Henrietta Smith.

Funeral at 2 p.m. today at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home. Service conducted by Rev. Malcolm Harris.

Interment in Howell Cemetery.

Matthew Wooten

ROCK SPRING - Matthew "Todd" Wooten, 27, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, and had been a lifelong resident of Walker County, Ga. He was a graduate of the Class of 2000 from Ridgeland High School. He was currently working for the U.S. Postal Service in Ringgold, Georgia and Wal-Mart in Fort Oglethorpe. He enjoyed greeting everyone he met with a smile, listening to music, watching Major League baseball and NFL Football. He was a member of Mission Glen Baptist Church in Rossville.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sherry Lorena Burrows Wooten.

He is survived by his father, Robert Wooten, of Rock Spring, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Shaun and Amber Wooten, of Buford, Ga.; sister: Angela Lynn Gipson, of Illinois; a niece and a nephew, Kayla and Daniel Gipson; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends today from 3- 9 p.m., all day Friday and Saturday morning prior to the service.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 in the chapel with Ministers Steve Wells and Bill Grissett officiating.

Interment will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens, LaFayette, Ga.

Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga, Ga.

ALABAMA

Max Avans

HENAGAR - Max Avans, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

Mr. Avans served in the Air Force and retired from the Army National Guard and Gates Rubber Co.

Survivors include, daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie and Thomas Barrows, Denver, Colo., Leigha and Richard Jr. Meyers, Henagar, Lynette and Michael Jr. Cole, Thorton, Colo.; daughter, Lucinda Bolyard, Henagar; brother, Raymond Avans, Henagar; sisters, Tenice Zerbe, Rita Avans, Henagar, Sally Tillman, Pisgah; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Brother Donald Fraley officiating.

Burial in Biddle Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. CST Friday.

Franklin Laney

PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY - Franklin "Doc" Laney, 65, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. CST from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Miller's Chapel Cemetery.

www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Visitation will be held today from 8 a.m.-time of service.

Mary Mason

STEVENSON - Mary Mason, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Carmalita and Jerry Marine, Cynthia and Charles Loyd, Stevenson; sons and daughters-in-law, Cowan and Leann Mason, Section, Dennis and Susan Mason, Rick and Candy Mason, Stevenson; brothers, Roy, Cam M. Jr., James, John, Dean, Kylie, Jerry, and Tommy Gamble, all of Stevenson; sisters, Martha Fulbright, Cleveland, Ola and Carlotta Campbell, of Stevenson; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Mason; parents, Cam and Claudia Gamble; brother, Carl Gamble; and son, George Michael Mason.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. CST at Stevenson First Baptist Church with Brother Damon Olson officiating.

Burial in Coffee Cemetery.

Visitation 6 until 8 p.m. CST today. The body will lie in repose at the church from noon-1 p.m. CST Friday.

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