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HAMILTON COUNTY

Fred Afman

Dr. Fred Afman, 88, was ushered into the presence of his Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

Fred Afman was born to Dutch parents, Martinus and Martha Afman on Aug. 17, 1921, in Hopkinsberg, Mich.

After graduating from Plainwell High School, he was called by God to pursue a lifetime of ministry. He attended Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tenn., from 1941-1946. In 1947 he married Martha Elizabeth Fyne. Fred joined the Bible faculty of Bob Jones University in 1948, and taught there for 25 years. During those years he earned his MA and PhD in Old Testament.

He preached in churches throughout the Southeast. In 1971 he moved to Chattanooga, TN and taught at Tennessee Temple University and Seminary for 35 years. Through 60 years of teaching Bible, Dr. Afman influenced over 22,000 students.

Dr. Afman was a faithful member, Sunday School teacher, and usher at Highland Park Baptist Church for as long as his health allowed. Dr. Afman also served with International Board of Jewish Missions, teaching the Everlasting Nation radio program for 35 years.

Fred enjoyed the weekly fellowship of the Christian Businessmen Association, and taught at their fall retreats for over 20 years. Dad was renowned for his kind words and he never met a stranger. He always expressed appreciation and spoke to everyone. A great sense of humor warmed many hearts. He loved playing and enjoyed being a spectator at sporting events. He was a great father and truly loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Afman; parents; brother, Bill Afman; and sisters, Marian Cosgrove and Elizabeth Gren.

Survivors include his children, Frederick Martin Afman, Lemoine Elizabeth (Foster) Afman-Radford, Joel Thomas Afman, Martha June (Jim) Lehe, and Jon (Tonya) Afman; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret (Earl) Bostwick and Gerry Cave; and brother, Bob (Hilda) Afman.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Woodland Park Baptist Church, 7501 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Burial in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the International Board of Jewish Missions, P.O. Box 1386, Hixson, TN 37343.

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.

Beverly Anderson

Beverly Brand Anderson departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.

She was born in Winfield, Kan. on July 20, 1934 to John W. Brand Sr. and Catharine Snyder Brand of Lawrence, Kan. She was raised and educated in Lawrence, receiving a B.S. in Education from the University of Kansas in 1956. Shortly after graduation Beverly married Robert C. (Bob) Anderson. They lived in Ardmore, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas, Texas; and White Bear Lake, Minn., before moving to Signal Mountain, in the fall of 1970. Beverly and Bob have three children, the Rev. Jon R. Anderson, Santa Fe, N.M., Christopher M. Anderson, Evergreen Park, Ill., and Elizabeth A. Meyer, Knoxville.

Beverly's early career included teaching assignments in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades in Ardmore and Oklahoma City, Okla. She then took time to be a stay at home mother and homemaker. She returned to teaching in 1984 and retired in 1999 after teaching for many years at Bachman Elementary School where she was much loved by her students. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and an Honorary Life Member of the Tennessee Congress of Parents and Teachers.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughter, Elizabeth, sons, Jon and Chris; granddaughter, Connor; and brother, Jack Brand.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the Outreach Education Fund at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Signal Mountain, or Hospice of Chattanooga.

A memorial service will be conducted at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m.

Burial will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga with private graveside services.

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

William Basinger Jr.

William A. Basinger Jr., 91, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

James Bass III

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

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

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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

We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.

24-hour obituary line 843-5055.

Shirley Carter

Shirley K. Carter, 72, Indianapolis, Ind., and longtime Signal Mountain resident, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, after a lengthy, courageous battle against Breast Cancer.

She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her determination to live and beat her second round of breast cancer will serve as an inspiration to every life she touched.

Survivors include sons, Brandon W. Carter, Chattanooga, and Daren W. Carter and wife, Sarah, of Indianapolis, Ind.: sisters, Carol, Nancy, Peggy and their families.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6050 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Donations can be made in her name to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.

Levere Elsea

Levere Douglas Elsea, 81, of Sale Creek, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, 2009, at the Life Care Center of Rhea County.

He was born in Sale Creek on Aug. 6, 1928, the son of the late Paul Levere Elsea and Delanie Missouri Aslinger Elsea. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Vaughn Elsea.

Levere was a lifelong resident of Sale Creek where he farmed. He retired from Dixie Yarns as an oiler and was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Sale Creek. As a past time, he enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Helen Hinkle Elsea, of Sale Creek; two sons, Stanley Elsea, of Sale Creek and Larry (Linda) Elsea, of Graysville; two sisters, Louella (Ralph) Hixson and Frances (Clayton) Rothwell, both of Sale Creek; two granddaughters, Kelly Barnes and Frances Elsea; and one great-granddaughter, Ariel Sluder, all of Graysville.

Funeral services for Levere will be held today at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Emory Layne and the Rev. David Cunningham officiating.

A family graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Rhea Memory Gardens.

Please share your memories of Levere on his on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.

The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends today after 11 a.m.

Humphrey Gaines

Humphrey Gaines, 58, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at a local hospital.

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

Agnes Hale

Agnes A. Price Hale, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Her parents, Janie R. and George Mace Price as well as brother, George Mack Price; and sister-in-law, Kyong Suk Price and Norma Jean Price preceded her in death.

Survivors include daughter, Karen Hale, Chattanooga; three sons, Garfield Hale Jr., Jeffrey Hale and Eric Hale, all of Jasper, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Monroe Price, Clarence Price and Stephen (Pam) Price; devoted niece, Lafonda Duckett, all of Chattanooga; several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial service will be held today, Oct. 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Trammell Chapel, 913 E. M.L. King Blvd., with the Rev. Thomas Jones and the Rev. Ron Cook officiating.

Family will receive friends one hour before service at Trammell Chapel.

Arrangements by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Rose Hayes

Rose Mary Hayes, 54, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009.

She was a graduate of City High School.

She was a member of the Branches of Praise and Worship Center.

Rose was employed by The Chattanooga Funeral Home North chapel.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ollie Willingham and Teleater Brown Willingham.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Hayes; two sons, Rodney A. (Paula) Willingham, Frederick (Phyllis) Douglass Jr.; seven grandchildren, Tushima Farmer, Asia Cusatti, Tshombe Farmer, Rodney Roberson, Turkesha Douglass, Frederick Douglass, Miracle Douglass; great-grandchild, Lesha Schofield; brothers, Larry Willingham of Colombia, S.C., Thomas (Jean) Willingham of Chattanooga, Clifton (Mabel) Willingham of Chattanooga, Ronald Willingham of Chattanooga, and Darrell Willingham of Washington State; cousins, Rhonda Muir, Lessie Crutcher, Alice Morgan, and Stephanie Owens; friends, Linda Hutchinson, Alexandria Coe and Fay Sheffield; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the North Chapel with Pastor Rosena Billingsley and Pastor Wayland Stewart officiating.

Interment will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends for visitation from noon to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 16, and Saturday from noon until the time of the service at the North Chapel.

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

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

Patricia Hughley

Patricia Ann Hughley, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, in a local hospital.

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

Marinelle Kirkpatrick

Marinelle Kirkpatrick, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

Marinelle was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She retired from Hamilton National Bank which is now First Tennessee after 47 years of service. Marinelle was a longtime member of Red Bank Baptist Church. Marinelle was an avid Atlanta Braves and Indianapolis Colts fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.F. and Kate Lyle Kirkpatrick; two siblings, Vivian K. Runyan and Forrest Kirkpatrick.

Marinelle is survived by her brothers, Stanley (Marian) Kirkpatrick, of Seattle, Wash., and her twin, William H. (Margaret) Kirkpatrick, of Chattanooga; eight nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nieces and nephews; her caregiver and best friend, Suzy Dean.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga for their love and care given to Marinelle.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Chapel.

Services for Marinelle will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Chapel with the Rev. Bert Jones officiating.

Burial will be held in Forest Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Marinelle's name to Saving Little Hearts, an organization helping children with Congenital Heart Defects, 5629 Barineau Lane, Knoxville, TN 37920.

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

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

Virginia Lee

Virginia Pate Lee, 81, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

Virginia was born in Nashville on May 31, 1928. She graduated from Gulf Park Junior College in Gulf Port, Miss., and attended Northwestern University in Chicago, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Virginia married her husband, Bud and they moved to Chattanooga in 1949. She was an active and longtime member of Central Presbyterian Church and Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, where her husband Bud has served as elder and trustee. Virginia has been involved in the Women's Ministries, Hospitality Ministers, and the Jones-Carruth Sunday School Class. Virginia served on the Boards of: King College, Children's Home Chambliss Shelter, Calsted, Ronald McDonald House and Scenic Land School. She was an active member of the DAR, Questers, Signal Mountain Garden Club, and served as a volunteer with Hospice of Chattanooga.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, L.W. "Bud" Lee; children, Pat Lee Martin and husband, David and Less Lee and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Virginia Pate Martin, Stephen H. Martin, Taylor Lee Vinson and husband Ross, Sarah Morgan Lee and Carver E. Lee; brothers, Joe Pate and Steve Pate and wife, Suzanne; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the North Chapel and again on Sunday after the service at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Services for Virginia will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Dudley officiating. There will be a private burial on Monday at National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions are made in Virginia's name to Children's Home Chambliss Shelter, 315 Gillespie Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411, the Ronald McDonald House, 200 Central Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403 or Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain, TN 37377.

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

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

Peggy Palmer

Peggy Fuson Palmer, 72, formerly of Smithville, Tenn., and a resident of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at second residence in Smithville.

Mrs. Palmer graduated from the UT School of Pharmacy in 1957. She worked as a pharmacist for many years with Eckerd/Rite-Aid in East Ridge. She was an award-winning craftswoman and quilter and had her work displayed at the White House.

She was a member of Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church

She was preceded in death by parents, Luther and Allie Redmon Fuson; and a sister, Eulalia Cobb Vaughn.

Survivors include husband, John A. Palmer Jr., of Chattanooga; son: John A. Palmer III and his wife, Elizabeth, of Gainsville, Fla.; a daughter, Janna Palmer Reid and her husband, Evan, of Milpitas, Calif.; two grandsons, Jackson and Evan Reid, of Milpitas; and a sister, Violet Fuson of Smithville.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church with Brother Royce Martin.

Burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Visitation 4-7 p.m. today. There will be no visitation at the funeral home on Saturday.

Arrangements by Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville.

Ben Parrish

Ben Parrish, 35, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his residence.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Luther and Ora Bradley, Robert and Nancy Parrish; uncles, Ben and James Parrish.

Ben is survived by father. Robert Parrish; stepfather, Johnny Skelton; mother, Joyce (Bradley Evans) Skelton; stepmother, Marva Parrish; sons, Ben and Anthony Parrish; brothers, Robert, Kenneth (Shemica) and Corey Parrish; sisters, Tonya Parrish, Kimberly (Thomas) Matthews, Jacqueline (William) Middlebrook.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Johnson, Pastor, and the Rev. Willie Stephens of Mount Joy Baptist Church, Eulogist.

Burial: Highland Memorial Gardens.

Visitation: today 7 until 9 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Prestige funeral Service, Pinkard family owned and operated. 423-697-1936.

Ruben Shields

Ruben W. Shields, 80, of East Brainerd, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at his home.

A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Shields retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of NALC Branch 62, Ridgedale Masonic Lodge 660 and the Scottish Rites.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Pearl Shields.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Hammons Shields; son and daughter-in-law, Winston and Lisa Shields; granddaughters, Haley and Katie Shields; sister, Jeanette (Bill) Jennings, all of Chattanooga.

Graveside services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Bill Owens officiating.

Pallbearers will be John Eldridge, Jeff Eldridge, Darron Carter, Scott Shadrick, Robin Clapp and Evan Hellerstedt.

In lieu of flowers, Ruben requested donations be made in his memory to the Ronald McDonald House or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

James Sullivan

James Edward Sullivan, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

Mr. Sullivan was born in Birmingham, Ala., to Edward and Louise Sullivan and raised in Jasper, Ala., by his grandparents. He was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Vietnam War, and a member of the VFW 4848 Wilkes T. Thrasher Post.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Joan Sullivan; children, Matthew and Angela Sullivan; sisters, Patricia Hoffman, Hilda Jonardi and Cami Beasley; and brother, Dane Beasley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Howard Beasley.

Funeral services will be at noon Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the funeral home with the Rev. Horace Crawford officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post #95.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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 Tallman

John Wallace Tallman, 74, of Lookout Mountain, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at his home.

A lifelong Episcopalian, Mr. Tallman's Funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he was a communicant, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Fishburne officiating.

The family will receive friends at St. Paul's Church in Key-Andrews Hall an hour prior to the funeral service and for the remainder of the day after the service at Mr. Tallman's home on Lookout Mountain.

Memorial contributions may be sent to 403 East and West Road, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 to be forwarded to the John Tallman Family Preservation Fund of the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home.

Joyce White

Joyce Marie White, 64, of Chattanooga, lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

The two most cherished things in her life were her family and then work. She was a loving nurse of Standifer Place Nursing Home for 24 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herman Walker; and her twin sons, Ronald and Donald Walker.

Survivors include her loving husband of 39 years, Charles White; sons, Richard and Mike Walker, both of Chattanooga; daughter, Kimberly Bartlett, of Chattanooga; sisters, Faye Zeigler, of Sugarland, Texas and Brenda Raines, of Salado, Texas; brother, Tom Murray, of Maryville, Tenn.; grandsons, Taylor and Brandon Walker, Drew Bartlett, Dakota and Brett Walker; granddaughters, Ashley Bartlett, Amy and Amber Walker.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel with the Rev. Randy Bell officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

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

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Margaret Zachry-Killeffer

Margaret Anderson Zachry-Killeffer passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at her home on Signal Mountain.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Dr. Spiros Zodhiates

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

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, Tennessee 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 the Key Word Study Bible and numerous exegetical books and booklets in both the Greek and English languages. For many years he 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, TN 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 today from 5-8 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.

TENNESSEE

William Atchley Sr.

CLEVELAND - William Leon Atchley Sr., 77, passed away just as he lived, quietly. He went home to be with our Lord and Savior on October 10, 2009 at his residence.

He was born in Bradley County on June 5, 1932 and lived here all his life except for the years he spent in serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was a 1951 graduate of Bradley Central High School. He was retired from Combustion Engineering after 31 years and from Bradley Memorial Hospital Hospice after 10 years where he served as the Volunteer Coordinator.

After accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior during his teenage years, he regularly attended church and was ordained as a deacon at Candies Creek Baptist Church many years ago. For over 25 years, and until his passing, he was an active member of Westwood Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He never met a stranger and always enjoyed making new friends, good conversation and a good practical joke.

He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and for several years after retirement brought season tickets for their spring training, which is held in Disney Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Fla. He loved Bradley High School and their athletic programs and spent several years actively involved in the former Loyal Bears Fan Club. He was also a devoted Tennessee football fan and always had a reserved seat in front of the television to watch them play.

He loved to travel and had visited all 50 states, five provinces of Canada and several places in Mexico. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and got to visit several European countries. He enjoyed camping and made lots of friends doing so. As a young man he was an avid quail hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William "Bill" Hooper Atchley and Elsie Wanda Bowlin Atchley. He also was preceded in death by his in-laws, J.B. and Mazie Woody; and brother-in-law, Perry Randall "Randy" Woody.

Surviving are his wife of more than 52 years, Bobbie J. Woody Atchley; sons, Richard "Rick" S. Atchley and wife, Lisa, of Chattanooga and William L. "Chuck" Atchley Jr. and wife, Amy, of Cleveland; three wonderful grandchildren who were the pride and joy of his life, Chanda L. Strickland and husband, Jimmy, of Chattanooga, William L. "Will" Atchley III, of Cleveland and Daniel R. Atchley, of Knoxville; sister, Wilma D. Atchley, of Cleveland; and brother-in-law, John D. Woody and wife, Matt, of Seguin, Texas.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, beginning at 2 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church with Harold Reno and the Rev. Jimmy Caywood officiating.

There will be no interment as he had donated his body to the University of Tennessee at Memphis Medical School.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Westwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 4001 Georgetown Road, Cleveland, TN 37312 or to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Atchley family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.

Arrangements are being made by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.

Meta Eaves

ETOWAH - Meta Eaves, 94, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at NHC Health Care, Athens.

Graveside service is 2 p.m. today, Oct. 16, at McMinn Memory Gardens.

There will be no visitation held.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.

Linda Grant

ATHENS - Linda Anders Grant, 52, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Rogers Creek Baptist Church with visitation from 1-2 p.m. prior to the church service.

Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.

Katherine Hacker

ATHENS - Katherine Key Hacker, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at NHC of Athens.

She had assisted her husband in the movie theater business.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jerry Smith Funeral Home, with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Interment in McMinn Memory Gardens.

Katherine Wright

CLEVELAND - Katherine E. Wright, 88, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in a hospital in Anniston, Ala., following a brief illness.

She was a member of Philippi Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Waymon and Della Gill; husband, Arlen C. Wright; brothers, Melvin Gill, Bill Gill, Ben Gill and Herman Gill; and sister, Cora Colston.

She is survived by her son, Leslie Wright and daughter-in-law, Mildred Boles Wright.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 16, 2009, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Hooker officiating.

Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Wright family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.

William Young

PIKEVILLE - William Hollis "Bill" Young, 45, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 17, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Bill Wolfe officiating.

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

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

GEORGIA

Audie Barnes

ATLANTA - Audie L. Barnes passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

Her memorial service will be held 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Willie A. Watkins West End Chapel. The Rev. Carlton Douglas of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, in Chattanooga, officiating.

Family and friends assemble 4:15 p.m. at Willie A. Watkins Historical West End Chapel 1003 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 404-758-1731.

Linda Barton

TRENTON - Linda Gayle Barton, 68, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

She was a longtime resident of the New Home Community on Sand Mountain, was a former bus driver for Dade County Schools and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

Linda had a long career in both law enforcement and emergency medical services.

She served as a communications officer for Dade County and later served as a deputy for the Dade County Sheriff's Department, a police officer for the city of Trenton, she was the first jail administrator for the new Dade County Jail, was a EMT for Dade County EMS and Hutcheson EMS and retired as a communications specialist for Life Force in Chattanooga.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years Alfred Barton Sr.; son and wife, Alfred and Pam Barton Jr.; daughters and husbands, Kathy and Jeff Everett, Tanya and Kerry West, all of Trenton; sisters and husbands, Carolyn and Tommy Norris, Nauvoo, Ala., Ann and Quitman Norris, Defuniak Springs, Fla., Emma Riddle, Nauvoo, Ala.; six grandchildren, Alex and Madeline Barton, Caleb and Ethan Everett, Jordan and Kara West; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Trenton chapel with the Rev. Clay Moreland and the Rev. Jeff Daniels officiating.

Interment will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Visitation from 4-8 p.m. today, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Arrangements are by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

Mary Ruth Daniels

ROSSVILLE - Mary Ruth Daniels, 87, loving mother and grandmother, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in a local hospital.

She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and had been a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church. Mrs. Daniels was a member of the Golden Agers and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She was retired from 3M Co. after 30 years of service. She enjoyed working in her flowers, feeding the birds and was a loyal Atlanta Braves fan.

Mrs. Daniels was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Daniels.

Survivors are son, David (Sandy) Daniels, Ringgold; daughters, Joyce Smith and Jean Buffington, both of Rossville; brothers, John McCrary, Signal Mountain, Clifford McCrary, Durham, N.C.; sisters, Ruby Daniel, Rossville, Dorothy Crawley and Alice Felix, both of New Mexico; grandchildren, Chip (Phyllis Revis) Fann, Trey (Becky) Buffington, Angela (Price Rogers) Smith, Amberly (Greg) Crosslin, Melanie (Kyle) Hodge, Jason (Beth) Daniels; great-grandchildren, Austin, Chase, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Kinsey, and Bayley; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Matt Hall officiating.

Interment in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 240, Knoxville, TN 37915, or the American Heart Association, 519 E. Fourth St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Ila Goins

TRENTON - Ila V. Goins, 61, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

She attended Sand Mountain Methodist Church and loved gospel music.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Mary Etta Tishaw; granddaughter, Rhonda Cox; and five brothers, Mack, James, Dolon, John and Ozell Tishaw.

Survivors include her daughter and husband, Angela and Marcus Cox; son, Claylan Hawkins; two sisters, Lyla Hawkins and Letha Burns; brother, Doyle Tishaw; three grandchildren, Amanda Cox, Brian Hawkins and Valorie Hawkins; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Eddie Hawkins; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday in the Trenton chapel.

Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery.

Visitation will be held noon-8 p.m. today and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

Nelta Hick

CALHOUN - Nelta Joan Hick 68, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

Body will lie in state from 1 p.m. CDT until funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Trinity (Burnt) Church.

Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Visitation from 2-9 p.m. CDT today. at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala.

Ross Oglesby

RINGGOLD - Ross Oral Oglesby, 53, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at his residence.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area Ross served in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Norfolk, Va. He loved the outdoors, camping, cooking, hunting, gardening and loved animals. Ross was a fan of Alabama football, NASCAR (Mark Martin), the Boston Red Sox and all types of music, especially Lynyrd Skynyrd.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Ollen Oglesby Sr.

He is survived by his loving mother, Lois Akers Oglesby, of Ringgold; two brothers, Oscar Ollen Oglesby Jr., of Cloudland, Ga., and Marty Roland Oglesby, of Ringgold; sister-in-law, Robin P. Oglesby; special friend, Nancy Bowman Oglesby; niece, Mary Nichole Oglesby; several cousins and many friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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

OTHER AREAS

Frank Brooks

SENECA, S.C. - Frank Emory Brooks, 78, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Brooks, of the home; sons, John Franklin Brooks, of Chattanooga, Alan Cameron Brooks, of Hendersonville, N.C., and Benjamin Caligan Brooks, of Shelby, N.C.; sister, Nora Pyles, of Macon, Ga.; brothers, William Brooks, of Sandersville, Ga., and Lennard Brooks, of Chelsea, Ala.

Services will be conducted from the graveside at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Oconee Memorial Park in Seneca.

A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. at Seneca Presbyterian Church in Seneca, S.C.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca.

The family request memorials to Seneca Presbyterian Church designated for Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund, 115 W.S. First St., Seneca, SC 29678.

www.brownoglesbyfuneralhome.com.

Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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