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HAMILTON COUNTY

Martha Archer

Martha Lehman Barksdale Archer, 88, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in a local healthcare facility.

She was a graduate of Lakeview High School, was of the Baptist faith, and was associated with Hamilton National Bank (now 1st Tennessee) for many years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Barksdale; her last husband Robert Archer; a son, Charles Lewis Barksdale; daughter, Barbara Archer; and parents, Christian Albert Lehman and Della Underwood Lehman.

She is survived by her sons Tom Archer, Chattanooga, Richard (Annie) Archer of Florida, and Robert (Susan) Archer, of Nashville; sister, Betty Sue Lehman, of Harrison; brothers, Bill (Emily) Lehman, of Ooltewah, Jack and Joe Lehman, of Harrison; sister-in-law Ruth Lehman of Chattanooga; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in the J. Avery Bryan Chapel.

Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation is today, Oct. 14, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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

James Bass III

James Willard "Jim" Bass III, 65, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, surrounded by family and friends. He was born July 29, 1944.

A resident of Chattanooga, he was a 1972 graduate of UT Knoxville School of Engineering with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He was retired from Combustion Engineering, TVA and later served as president of a local engineering firm, FBT Engineering. One of his many accomplishments was being selected engineer of the year while employed at TVA.

Jim loved to travel with family. He enjoyed outdoor activities with his family and was an avid tennis player and golfer.

He was preceded in death by his father, James W. Bass Jr., and mother, Betty Day Bass.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Sandra Leffew Bass, of Chattanooga; daughter, Stacey Bass (Chris) Patton, Harrison, Tenn.; daughter, Karen Bass (Alan) Smith, McDonald, Tenn.; son, David (Erin) Grant, Harrison; and daughter Wendy L. (Todd) Oates, East Brainerd.

Survivors also include grandchildren, Kyla Smith, Pierce Edwards, Dylan Grant, Logan Grant, Ryan Oates, Ben Oates, Corrie Oates and Cassie Oates; nephew and caregiver, Edward Buttram (Jamie), Harrison; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the dedicated staff of Hospice of Chattanooga and, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN.

We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com, 24-hour obituary line 843-5055.

David Cliett

Jesse David Cliett III passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Erlanger hospital after a valiant battle against pulmonary fibrosis.

David was born Aug. 9, 1951, to the late J. D. Jr., and Jessie Mae Woods Cliett.

David was a member of the 1969 graduating class of Brainerd High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. David retired from the Chattanooga Police Department with 25 years of service. During that time he held positions of patrol officer, detective and patrol supervisor. David also had obtained his contractor's license and built many homes in the Hamilton County area over the years.

David was a Christian and a member of Brainerd Baptist Church.

His devoted wife Julia brought great joy to his life and was a loving, compassionate caregiver whose sole concern was his comfort. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Nancy Cliett, of Chattanooga; stepdaughter Khesia Setiawan; numerous cousins and friends; and his faithful companions, his Jack Russells "Spike" and "Jack."

A celebration of life is today at 5 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Bob Patty.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Woods, Ken Erb, Eddie Sanders, Rob Terry, Lance Woods, David French, Mike Wood, Doug Gray, John Thatcher and Jack Casteel.

Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 14, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home on East Brainerd Road.

Donations in David's memory can be made to further the research into Pulmonary Fibrosis by the following: Payable to: Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Stub must reference: Dr. Loyd, IPF Research Fund, 4-04-383-9262. Mail to: Richard Steinhart, Administrative Officer for Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1161 21st Avenue South, T-1218 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232-2650.

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

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Jamie Coleman

Jamie Lee Coleman, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at her residence.

She was fighting a longtime illness of diabetes. Jamie was born in Wilmington, Del., on June 17, 1960, and was the daughter of the late Thomas Coleman Sr. and her mother, Dolly Coleman, of Arizona.

She is also survived by four siblings, Tommy Coleman Jr., Barry Coleman Sr., Brian Coleman and Ricky Coleman.

Jamie also is survived by her children, Neil Anthony Ellis Sr. and his fiancé, Falicia Jones, Jennifer Dolly Ellis and her fiancé, Tyrone A. Graham; and grandchildren, Neil Anthony Ellis Jr., Neia Ellis, Nasir Ellis and Nekiah Ellis, all of Hixson, Aianna Graham, Victoria Graham and Emanuel Graham, of Chattanooga.

She is also survived by four siblings, Tommy Coleman Jr., Barry Coleman Sr., Brian Coleman and Ricky Coleman.

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

Louise Cox

Louise Smith Cox, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

She was the daughter of the late Ed and Pearl Smith.

She attended Ooltewah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard G. Cox; son, Billy Smith; sister, Dorothy Cox; and three brothers, Lewis, Robert and Troy Smith.

Survivors include her son, George W. Walden Jr., of Ooltewah; daughter, Bobby Faye Stover, of Harrison; daughter, Karen Huffman, of Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony DeYoung officiating.

Interment will follow in Lomenick Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home.

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

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

Mary Crisp

Mary Virginia Crisp, 79, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at her home in Soddy-Daisy.

She moved there over 30 years ago from Knoxville. She attended Recobeth Baptist Church for many years. Mary retired from Saint Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, re-entered the work force and later retired from Memorial North Park Hospital in Hixson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Crisp; son, Dale Crisp; and brother, Jim Hamby.

Survivors include her son, Fred Crisp, and his wife, Trudy of Soddy-Daisy; her two grandsons, Paul Crisp, the son of Nancy West, and Joshua Crisp, the son of Grace Crisp all of Knoxville; her sisters, Shirley Jantz of Nashville, Jean Popejoy, of Dandridge, and Charlotte Batiste, of San Francisco; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Greenwood Cemetery, 3500 Tazewell Pike in Knoxville, with the Rev. Alan Stewart officiating.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

At 10:30 a.m. family and friends will leave the funeral home for the trip to the cemetery.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr.; Chattanooga, TN. 37416.

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

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

Eveyln Dean

Evelyn Payne Dean, 76, of Chattanooga, departed this life Monday, Oct. 5, 2009.

She was a devoted and faithful member of New Monumental Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was a graduate of Howard High School.

She was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Payne; brother, Jessie Payne; and husband, James Edward Dean.

Survivors include a loving daughter, Deborah P. Haslerig Wilson; two devoted grandsons, Derrick A. Haslerig and William Daniel Dean Cotton; great-grandchildren, Dedrick T., Miliah Evelyn, and Derrick A. Haslerig; a loving and devoted friend, Betty Johnson; The Progressive Ministry Of NMBC Clifford Eberhardt III, Sue Kilgore, Sheila Claggett and Lisa Bragg; and a host of other relatives and friends

Graveside will be Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, 11 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery, with the Rev. Roderick Ware officiating.

Visitation is today from 6 to 7 p.m. at Reuben Strickland Memorial chapel.

Tammye Eustice

Tammye Annette Eustice, 50, of Lakesite, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

Tammye was a wonderful loving wife, mother and daughter who will be greatly missed by her family, friends and co-workers.

She attended Christ Family Church in Soddy-Daisy and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 328 Daisy Lodge. Mrs. Eustice was a 1977 graduate of Rhea County High School and later she earned an Associate Degree from Chattanooga State. Currently she was a phlebotomist at the Diagnostic Center in Chattanooga.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Easton Edward Eustice.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Gary Eustice; parents, Earl "Bud" and Aneita Helton; children, Shay Barbee, Whitney Eustice, Elijah Eustice; brothers, Ronald Helton, John Rance Helton III, and Mitchell Helton; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

The funeral service is at 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Coleman Cemetery.

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

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

James Gibson

James Howard Gibson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in a local hospital with his loving and devoted family at his side.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from TVA in 1988, with 32 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, T.R. Gibson and Mattie Smith Gibson.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years Barbara K. Gibson; daughter, Sherry L. (Gregory) Clark; granddaughter, Whitney L. Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Chapel with the Rev. Grady Cooper officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Chapel.

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

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

Dorris Gillespie

Dorris Katherine Higgins Gillespie, 82, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, and was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery Tuesday, October 13, 2009.

Mrs. Gillespie had been an active Girl Scout Leader and Camp Director. She was a charter member of the Freedom Foundation. She served as President of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 148 and Post 95, 3rd District President, and VP of East Tennessee.

She had also coached a girls' championship softball team in East Ridge

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul O. Gillespie Jr. of 52 years, and her parents, James H. and Mattie Morrow Higgins.

She is survived by her four daughters and sons-in-law, DeeDee and Butch Shaver, Gail and Roger Cunningham, Sandra and Bill Coffey, all of Chattanooga, and Nancy and Clifford Blackburn, of Athens, Tenn.; grandchildren, Buffi Crouch, Amber Clemmer, Cassie Soule, Martha Bishop, Thomas Blackburn, Jason Coffey, Erica Coffey and Michael Coffey; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416; Bethel Bible Village, 3001 Hamill Road, Hixson, TN 37343 or Little People of America, 250 El Camino Real, Suite 201, Tustin, CA 92780.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.

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

Ann Good

Ann Good, 66, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, in Montgomery, Ala.

She was a graduate of Howard High and taught Cosmetology at Kirkman High.

She was the sister of the late Rev. A. L. Good and Arg'nes Boone.

Survivors include siblings E. J. Good, Ethel Good, and R. Hines.

Courtesy announcement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 622-9995.

Robert Goodman

Robert Leo "Bob" Goodman, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

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

Cindy Hannah

Cindy Carol Hannah, 57, of Lenoir City, Tenn., passed away in a Knoxville hospital Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. She was a resident of Chattanooga for over 50 years.

She was a long time employee of Blue Cross of Tennessee in Chattanooga and Cartien Health Care in Knoxville.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Thomas.

Survivors include her three sons, Shane (Stephanie) Frizzell and Brandon (Stephanie) Hannah both of Lenoir City, and Todd (Stephanie) Maynor, of Chattanooga; two sisters, Patty Clark, Chattanooga, and Sandra Kirk, Orlando, Fla.; three grandsons, Chandler and Landon Hannah and Matthew Maynor; three granddaughters, Logan and Brandi Frizzell and Hannah Maynor; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Murdoch officiating.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or First Christian Church Disciples of Christ Children's Ministry.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Visit www.lane-coulterchapel.com to send condolences.

Frances Heath

Frances Vera Heath, 80, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

She was a member of Mt. Peria Baptist Church of Ringgold, Ga.

Survivors include daughters Euretha (Edward) Shropshire, Wanda (Timothy) Pegram and Elaine Tramble, all of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and a very dear friend, Jean.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 15th at noon at Mt. Peria Baptist Church.

Visitation is 2 hours prior to services at the church with Pastor John Bruce officiating.

Interment: Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The body will lie in state after noon until 7 p.m. today at J.P. Franklin, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Bill Long

William A. "Bill" "Chief" Long, 85, of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

A devoted Christian, he was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church. Formerly, he was for 42 years a member of Highland Park Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Entering law enforcement in 1952 in South Charleston, W. Va., Bill served five years there. Later, he was Chief of Police in Dunbar and St. Albans, W. Va., for a term of four years in each city. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1956.

After his salvation in 1959, he became active in Christian Businessmen's ministry and traveled extensively, sharing his testimony. After moving to Chattanooga in 1965 to attend Tennessee Temple College, he graduated from Tennessee Temple University and Temple Seminary. Bill became Tennessee Temple Chief of Security in 1966 and served faithfully for 30 years. He also taught in the Bible school.

For several years, he was chief of security for GPS, McCallie and the City of Ridgeside. He was a charter member of the local chapter of Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers. After his retirement from Tennessee Temple, he became an Associate Missionary with Baptist International Missions, assisting "Front Line" Missionaries serving throughout the world.

Survivors include his wife of 46 1/2 years, Sarena Markham Long; his son, David Austin Long; and his daughter, Becky Long-Li, both of Harrison; granddaughters, Ericka, Ashley, Nicole and Kelly Long; nephew, Paul (Joyce) Williamson of Florida; great niece, Debbie (Glenn) Warren of Florida; great-nephew, Matthew Williamson of Florida; sister-in-law, Delores Ross, of California; and brother-in-law, John Markham, of West Virginia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Donations may be made to Baptist International Missions, 8614 Harrison Bay Road, Harrison TN 37341 or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga TN 37416.

Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel, is in charge of arrangements, 622-3171.

Kenny Moore

Kenny Moore, 52, of East Brainerd died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Kenny was a self employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was a 1975 graduate of Brainerd High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Laverne Moore, and grandparents, W.C. and Ruth Moore and Bill Burkhalter.

Survivors are his mother, Sue Moore, Chattanooga; brother, Ronnie (Merry) Moore, Chattanooga; sister, Janice (Tom) Werner, Carlisle, Penn.; grandmothers, Charlotte Turner and Jewell Burkhalter, both of Chattanooga; aunts, Carol Walters and Nadine Holtcamp, both of Chattanooga, and Lois Morgante, Ringgold; uncle, Bill Moore, East Ridge; niece, Rebecca and nephew, Danny; and several cousins.

Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bill Harvey officiating.

Burial will be at Lakewood memory Gardens, East.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Harold Nichols

Harold Herbert Nichol, 69, of East Brainerd community passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Memorial Hospital.

Private family services will be held in Buffalo, New York.

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

Ruth Nimley

Ruth Nimley, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, in a Louisville, Ky. hospital.

Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Stephen Scealf

Stephen DeWayne Scealf, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in an area hospital.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Scealf; brother, Charlie Scealf; and sister, Donna Scealf Dotson.

He is survived by his wife, Suzy Scealf; father, Lawrence Scealf; daughters, Jenny Legacy, Devan Petty and Lulu Scealf; brothers, Aaron Scealf, Larry Scealf and David Brown; sisters, Connie Dotson and Lynne Allison; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in the Legacy Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Mike Campbell officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com, 24-hour obituary line, 843-5055.

Charles Venable

Charles Arthur Venable, 76 went home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vinnie Guinn Venable; son, Charles Gregory Venable; brother, the Rev. Herman Venable.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Martha Tidwell Venable; mother-in-law, Jessie Peters, Stevenson; children, Lisa (Mickey) Parton, John "Wolf" (Lee) Venable, and Bryan Venable, Flat Rock; brother, Calvin (Una Faye) Venable of Skyline, sister, Una Raye Webb, Scottsboro; grandson, Wesley "Moose" Parton, Stevenson; and granddaughter, Maria Lee Venable, Stevenson; several nieces and nephews. To his grandchildren he was known as Goodin.

The family will have a memorial service Saturday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at Stevenson First Baptist Church.

All family and friends are invited to attend.

Joyce White

Joyce Marie White, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

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

Dr. Spiros Zodhiates

Dr. Spiros Zodhiates was ushered into the presence of his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, after a long and fruitful ministry, veteran missions leader.

Spiros Zodhiates was born to Greek parents on the island of Cyprus. After completing his Greek education, he attended the American University in Cairo, Egypt, The National Bible Institute, and New York University. He earned his Doctor of Theology degree from Luther Rice Seminary. In addition, Dr. Zodhiates has been the recipient of several honorary doctorates.

In 1946, he came to the United States at the invitation of the American Mission to the Greeks, Inc. At that time, there were two part-time employees who met in a small, one-room office. Dr. Zodhiates became president of this organization in 1966. Now known as AMG International, the ministry is involved in evangelistic and relief endeavors in over 40 countries, and includes AMG Publishers, a division that publishes Bibles and Christian books and publications around the world. AMG ministry headquarters have been in Chattanooga since 1978.

Throughout his six decades of leadership, Dr. Zodhiates demonstrated a profound commitment to the Word of God and a singular focus on accomplishing his calling faithfully. His style was marked by frugal stewardship, great enthusiasm, entrepreneurial courage and unexpected generosity.

Dr. Zodhiates is a recognized authority on the Greek New Testament. His works include an edition of the Modern Greek New Testament and the Key Word Study Bible. He authored numerous exegetical books and booklets in both the Greek and English languages, and for many years was heard daily on the "New Testament Light" radio program.

Dr. Zodhiates is survived by Joan Zodhiates, his wife of 61 years; his children, Priscilla (Russell) Barnes, of Orange, Conn., Lois (Paul) Jenks, of Chattanooga, Philip (Kathie) Zodhiates, of Waynesboro, Va., Mary (Richard) Zodhiates Ciman, of Rockville, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Some of our faithful friends and ministry partners have asked us if there was any special project that was close to Dr. Zodhiates' heart. There was, and it was strengthening the ministry of individual national workers in the place of service to which God had called them. So, for those wishing to honor Dr. Z, in lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial gifts designated to the "Spiros Zodhiates National Workers Endowment Fund," which may be sent to AMG International, P. O. Box 182200, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37422.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at Woodland Park Baptist Church, 6735 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, with Pastor John Meador and Pastor Joe Fauth officiating.

Interment will follow in Morris Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

To share your thoughts and memories, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

The family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Woodland Park Baptist Church and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.

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

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Howard Harris

SOUTH PITTSBURG - Howard Harris, 60, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home.

He attended McReynolds High School and was an employee for the City of South Pittsburg until he became disabled.

He is survived by his parents, Ruth Fennell Harris and Levert Harris of South Pittsburg;

four sisters, Peggy Williams, Patricia Harris, Delilah "Dee" Harris-Scott, and Lavon Harris, of Chattanooga; brother, Tracy Harris, of Chattanooga; and several nieces, nephews, aunt, and uncles.

The funeral will be today, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. from the Rudder Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport, Ala.

The interment will be in the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hollywood.

Delbert Hicks

JASPER - Leonard Delbert Hicks Sr., passed away, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, with the Rev. Horace Crawford officiating.

Interment will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from noon until 9 p.m. today.

Arrangements are by Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, 423-942-9500, www.tatefh.com.

Steven Wright

CLEVELAND - Steven James Wright, 17, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

He was a student at Bradley Central High School. He attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mildred and John Wright; and maternal grandfather, David Edwards.

He is survived by his father, Steven Wright and his wife, Jeanie Wright of Cleveland; mother, Tammy Hindman of Hixson; sister, Summer Wright of Cleveland; brother, Elijah Wright of Cleveland; step brother, David Denton of Pensacola, Fla., currently serving in the United States Navy; maternal grandmother, Laura "Gammie" Edwards of Cleveland; maternal grandparents, Allen and Helen Hindman of Hixson; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many special friends he called brother.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Dr. Reed Wright and Pastor Richard Bates officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Heath Smith, Tyler Stanley, Jerry Holdren, Tracy Hindman, Will Medek, Ashanti Darity, Michael Darity and Nick Zelenak serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Forgey, Nicky Forgey and Tommy Gallahan.

A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends today, Oct. 14, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wright family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.

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Doris Mount

ROCK SPRING - Doris Jean Mount, 72, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Mount had lived in the North Georgia/Chattanooga areas for most of her life, was a homemaker, and a member of Revival Baptist Church in Chickamauga.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. James E. Turnipseed and the Rev. Timmy Turnipseed officiating.

Burial will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

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

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

Terry Hoffpauir

RINGGOLD - Terry Hoffpauir, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at his residence.

A native of Crowley, La., he was the son of the late Richard and Neta Hoffpauir. Terry retired from the U.S. Air Force after more than 20 years as a flight instructor.

Survivors include his wife, Nazare Hoffpauir, Ringgold; son, Richard Hoffpauir, Lawton, Okla.; daughters, Lydia Light, Silsbee, Texas, Terry Sue, Sumter, S.C.; stepchildren, Daniel Leal, Ringgold, Thiago Leal, and Gabriela Leal, both of Chattanooga; sister, Ellen Bonin, Beaumont, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

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

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

Winnie Hunt

ROCKY FACE - Winnie Hunt, 83, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill.

Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Bill Lake

TUNNEL HILL - William "Bill" Lake, 72, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

He was an honest, straight forward man, who was blessed with many loyal and dear friends. He never met a stranger and if you met him once, you never forgot him.

Mr. Lake was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lois Lake, and sister, Peggy.

Survivors are his loving wife, Mary Frances Lake; children, Deborah (Jim) Dawson, Marietta, Ga., Darrell (Lynne) Lake, Dallas, Texas, and Deanette (Greg) Bryant, Brentwood, Tenn.; grandchildren, Evan, Lake and Alyse Dawson, Cole, Chandler, Carson and Cade Lake and Casey Johnson, Ashton, William and Lawton Bryant; sister, Mary Ann Dunn; brother, Wayne (Betty) Lake; and several nieces and nephews of Ringgold, Ga.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mark Atkins officiating.

A graveside service will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Tunnel Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P. O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37416.

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

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Joyce Miller

CHICKAMAUGA - Joyce Jane Miller, 62, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of Church of God faith. She enjoyed working with her flowers and animals, but loved to watch the birds and deer at her farm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ray Miller; father, Clevo Smith; and son, Jesse Middlebrooks.

She is survived by her mother, Frances L. Smith; daughter, Elaine (Ken) Dawson, Gaylesville, Ala.; son, Terry (Paula) Middlebrooks, Gaylesville; sisters, Pat Underwood, Wanda Sims, Debbie Dalton, and Rosa Stanhope; brothers, Randy Smith, Stanley Smith, and Billy Smith; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Lakewood Memory Gardens South.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m.,today, Oct. 14, 2009, at the funeral home and prior to the service Thursday.

Arrangements are by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Ft. Oglethorpe.

Charles Reed

TRENTON - Charles "Homer" Reed went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. He was a devoted husband of 60 years, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of Trenton First Baptist Church. He retired from Combustion Engineering after 42 years of service. He was a Korean War veteran who served with the Army Corps of Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Van and Lena Bell Reed, and one brother, Hugh Reed.

He is survived by wife, Virginia Reed, Trenton; daughter and husband, Martha Hartleb and Eugene of Cumming, Ga.; two grandsons, William Reed Stanphill and wife, Jennifer of Braselton, Ga., and Charles Stanphill of Annapolis, Md.; two great-grandsons, Jonathan and David Stanphill of Braselton; sister, Virginia Smith, of Paint Rock, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Cantrell officiating.

Interment will be in Lake hills Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416, or Trenton First Baptist Church, Building Fund.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.

Jeffery Smith

LYERLY - Jeffery Neal Smith, 40, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.

Survivors, caregivers, Jeff and Laura Dotson, Sean Dotson and Zachary Dotson; brother, Barry Lance; and sisters, Eva, Teresa and Needa Lance.

Funeral is at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 14, 2009, at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.

Visitation is at 1 p.m. today.

Gregory Wilson

ROSSVILLE - Gregory Wilson, 46, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

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

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Johnson Cemetery in Meigs County, Tenn.

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

OTHER AREAS

Nancy McIlvaine

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Nancy Cave Marchant McIlvaine, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at her home and is now at rest with her Savior awaiting the Ressurrection.

She was the widow of the late Lt. Col. Stephen Reed McIlvaine Sr.

Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Brig. Gen. Trelawney Eston Marchant Sr. and Lila Cave Marchant.

Nancy graduated from Dreher High School and attended the University of South Carolina. Her marriage to Steve took her and her family around the world as a U.S. Air Force wife eventually returning to Columbia, where her husband retired from military service.

Mrs. McIlvaine was a member of First Presbyterian Church (ARP) of Columbia, SC. Her latter years were spent at Forest Pines Retirement Center and many great friendships were forged, especially with Mrs. Gertrude Briedenbach, Sharon Payne, and her wonderful staff of caregivers.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her brothers, Lt. Gen. T. Eston Marchant Jr. and Maj. Gen. Julian M. Marchant.

Surviving her and blessed by her are her children, Stephen Reed McIlvaine Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Chattanooga, Douglas Scott McIlvaine and his wife, Pamela, of Summerville, S.C., and Cynthia McIlvaine Lacy and her husband, Richard of Columbia. Her much treasured grandchildren are Stephen Andrew McIlvaine, SN, of San Diego, Calif., Megan Elizabeth McIlvaine, of Chattanooga, Courtenay Hope McIlvaine, of Summerville, and Emma Barrett Lacy, of Columbia. Also cherished by her are sisters-in-law, Caroline Marchant and Jane Marchant; her nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church of Columbia.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Oct. 15, 2009, at Greenlawn Funeral Home on Leesburg Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Epworth Early Intervention Center, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250.

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