Vincent Timothy Allen, 46, passed away Monday, Jan.4, 2010, at a local hospital.
He was the youngest son of Jean J. and Bruce D. Allen.
He was a member of the Brainerd High School class of 1980 and served in the U.S. Air Force shortly after completing his high school education.
After several career choices he decided that the field of medicine interested him the most and he received his Registered Nursing degree from Chattanooga State. Vincent started his career as a home healthcare nurse and later worked at Valley and Erlanger Hospitals. During his tenure in nursing he received many accolades from family members of patients he cared for, as well as his employers.
His passions were reading and playing the bass guitar. He was baptized at and a member of the Orchard Park Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He is preceded in death by his father, Bruce D. Allen.
Vincent is survived by his loving mother, Jean J. Allen; siblings, Edwin Scott Allen, Robbie J. (Robert) Clark, Janet Allen and Lisa Bumpass, Boynton Beach, Fla.; daughters, Aleta Jehan Allen and Gabrielle R. (James) Land; three granddaughters; one grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 in the funeral home chapel.
The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. this evening at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Richard Earl Bergthold, 65, of Ooltewah, formerly of Jal, N. M., went home to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.
He was born Jan. 19, 1944 in Altadena, Calif.
Mr. Bergthold was a member of First Baptist Church of Jal, N. M., and was a United States Navy veteran. He was a longtime member of the Jaycees in Davenport, Iowa where he was a past president. He had a warm personality, a keen sense of humor, and a God-given love for people.
His father, Vincent Bergthold Sr., and brother, Paul Bergthold preceded him in death.
Mr. Bergthold is survived by his wife, Amanda Bergthold; children, Scott (Kristy) Bergthold of Ooltewah, Kerri Bergthold of Nashville, Andrew Bergthold of Jal, N.M.; step-daughter, Katy (Mark) Glenn of Union City, Mich.; mother, Martha Bergthold of Joliet, Ill.; brothers, Vincent Bergthold Jr., of Plainfield, Ill., Jerry Bergthold of Richmond, Va., Thomas Bergthold of Plainfield, Ill.; sister, Chalah Chavaneau-Ellis of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Alyssa, Alaina, Levi, Lily and Haley; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McCary officiating.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Jal, N.M. at 323 Alameda, P.O. Box 1179, Jal, NM 88252.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Louella Christine Blanks, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. She was loved dearly by so many and will be missed by all who knew her.
Born on July 10, 1942 she was raised and resided in Hixson, Tenn. She was a dedicated Christian and was a longtime Member of Central Baptist Church of Hixson. She graduated from Highland Beauty Academy and was a cosmetologist for all of her life.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Artie Bell and Ray Vandergriff; brothers, Jacky and Thomas Vandergriff.
Christine is survived by her four daughters Cindy (Bobby) Williams of Hixson, Patty (Tommy) Marsh of Hixson, Penny (Tony) Collingwood of Red Bank, and Cristy Hicks of Red Bank; two siblings, Ray Lamar (Betty) Vandergriff Jr. of Hixson, and Marie Vandergriff of Hixson; seven grandchildren, James (Wendy) Williams of East Ridge, Kim Williams of East Ridge, Carrie (Daniel) Headrick of Ringgold, Ga., Hannah and Holly Marsh of Hixson, and Jade and Echo Hicks of Hixson; five great -grandchildren, Angel, Travis, Faith, Maddy, Cherish; and a great-grandchild on the way, Bella due in February, many nieces, cousins, and lifelong friends.
A very special thank you to Dr. Arrowsmith, Tina Harris, Dr. Kimsey, Avalon Hospice and the very precious staff for all the compassion they showed towards Mom and our family during this very difficult time.
Also special thanks to our Life Group class, Branches of the Vine, at Abba's House of Hixson for all your prayers, support and visits to Mom.
We are comforted to know that Mom has a new body and is in heaven. No more pain or sickness for her sweet body to endure.
Memorial services will be Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Old Sanctuary at Abba's House (Rm H222) with Rev. Joe Guthrie officiating.
Your thoughts and memories may be shared at www.javerybryan.com
Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home 1914 McCallie Ave. 423-266-2131.
Charlene B. Brooks, 78, of Chattanooga, passed on peacefully Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Brooks was born in Tazewell, Tenn., to Charles and Beulah Buchanan. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was a member of ChristWay Community Church in Ooltewah (formerly Central Baptist Church of Woodmore). She had been an avid bowler and taught arts and crafts including ceramics.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Dorothy Riley, Bobbie Gibson, Sue Craig, and Brenda Bussell.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Dillis C. Brooks, Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt.; children, Linda Ratto and husband David Little, Deb Belk, and Michael Brooks and wife Susan; grandchildren, Chad (Dana) Ratto, and David and Grace Brooks; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Emma Ratto; and several nephews and nieces.
Memorial donations may be made to ChristWay Community Church, 6201 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today, Jan. 11, 2010 and 1 hour prior to the Memorial service at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. John Waters and the Rev. Don Sapp officiating.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Hospice of Chattanooga and especially Renita Ricketts for all the love and care they gave to Charlene.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 South Moore Road.
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Ruth Ettin Chazen passed peacefully in her Chattanooga home, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at approximately 3:00 PM.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 27, 1919, she later moved to Harlan, Ky. with her parents, James and Sonia Ettin and her sister, the late Nancy Ettin Merren of Albany, Ga. The family established Ettin's Department Store which served Appalachian residents from 1923 to 1947.
Ruth Ettin Chazen was a graduate of Harlan High School, Class of 1936. She later attended Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo., as a theater major. She met a young businessman, Julius L. Chazen, in June, 1938. They were married in Knoxville, Tenn., in September, 1938. They moved to Atlanta, Ga., in June 1943 with their first two sons. Ruth Ettin Chazen served as the President of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), James L. Key Elementary School and was the first Den Mother of the Cub Scout Pack sponsored by the school in 1948.
Known affectionately as "Aunt Ruthie" to the scores of young people who grew up with her three sons, Stephen, Bobby, and Gary, their home was always open to their children's friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Julius L. Chazen.
Family members are sons Stephen (Nanci), Birmingham, Ala., Bobby (Candace), and Gary (Sally). Grandchildren Genevieve, Lizzie, Jessica, and Robert Chazen Jr.
Graveside services will be held at the Mizpah Congregation Cemetery at 11 a.m., today, Jan. 11, followed by visitation and lunch at the Mizpah Congregation.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank or Mizpah Congregation would be a thoughtful expression of the celebration of her life.
The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the quality of care provided by Evelyn Shull, Dean Shull, Marie Shull, Marie Pickett and Betty Worley, and Hospice.
Condolences may be made at www.javerybryan.com
Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home 1914 McCallie Ave. 423-266-2131
Mary Catherine Garrison Clinton, 89, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Soddy Daisy Health Care.
She live most of her life in Rhea County. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Dayton.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marion Garrison; her second husband, Harvey Clinton; three brothers; one sister.
Survivors include her daughter, Shirley (Carroll) Dorsey of Hixson; her sons, Thomas Lee (Mary) Garrison of Dayton, Donald (Brenda) Garrison of Spring City; one brother, Lester (Dorothy) Smith of Hixson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 11, at noon in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.
Interment will be in Smith-Wilkey Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10a.m.-noon today.
Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc., Dayton, Tenn.
Frances Crawford Cole, 96, of East Ridge, died peacefully at home Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 surrounded by loving family.
She was born March 1, 1913 in Tallapoosa, Ga., to parents Julia Head Crawford and Charles Edward Crawford.
She graduated from Tallapoosa High School, attended La Grange College, La Grange, Ga., The Atlanta Conservatory of Music School, branch of the University of Georgia in Americus, Ga., The University of Chattanooga, graduating from U.C.
She taught in Georgia and Mississippi before coming to Chattanooga, where she taught at the Anna B. Lacey School in Hamilton County for 23 years.
Frances was a former member of the American Association of University Women, Kappa Kappa Iota Teachers Sorority, Kosmos Women's Club and Retired Women's Teachers' Fellowship. She was a member of Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers, Tennessee Retired Teachers and Anna B. Lacey Retired Teachers.
Her church affiliation was with First Christian Church of Chattanooga, where she had been a member for 64 + years. She served there as teacher and pianist in the Children's Department. She was a charter member of the KEY Sunday School Class where she served as pianist.
Frances was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Alonzo Fred Cole; and sister, Florence C. Barnes.
She is survived by daughter Julia Cole Wood and her husband Roy T. Wood and their son, Christopher M. Wood of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Joseph E. Cole Sr. and wife, Bette of Baltimore, Md., and Joe's children, Rebecca Anne Nell Cole of Bel Air, Md., and her daughter, Sadieanne Cole, and Joseph E. Cole Jr., and wife Beth of Chattanooga. Also surviving are her younger brother, Charles G. Crawford and his wife Geri of Birmingham, Ala.; nephews, Ed Crawford and his wife Carol of Clanton, Ala.; John D. Crawford of Montgomery, Ala., and a number of great-nephews and nieces as well as great, great neices and nephews.
The family expresses their gratitude to Hospice of Chattanooga for helping to make Mrs. Cole's last days as peaceful and comfortable as possible at home. The family also express their thanks and appreciation for the caring and professional staff of Memorial Hospital; the physicians, nurses, and staff of Memorial's Emergency Department; the nurses and staff of MICU, 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors; the compassionate physicians of Memorial Hospitalist Program. The EMTs and staff of East Ridge Fire and Rescue, the nurses and staff of Memorial Home Health. Her longtime physician, the late Don Cannon, her current physician, Dr. Allison Cannon, physicians of the Chattanooga Heart Institute and Chattanooga Urology Association, P.C. and the sitters who cared for her at home
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at First Christian Church of Chattanooga (650 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403) with Pastor Phil Summerlin and Pastor Paul Rebelo officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 South Moore Road.
Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.MeM.com.
Hazel Bryant Dunn, 74, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord, after passing away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
Services for Hazel will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the North Chapel with the Rev. Mary Jane Allen officiating.
Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Red Cross.
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George Lane Foster Sr.
George Lane Foster Sr., passed away peacefully Friday afternoon.
Mr. Foster was born on July 18, 1931 to W. G. and Quintene Foster. Mr. Foster graduated from The Baylor School in 1949. He received an academic scholarship to the University of Chattanooga and graduated in 1952.
Mr. Foster served in the army. While stationed in Japan, he received his acceptance to Vanderbilt School of Law. At Vanderbilt, he was associate editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Foster published several short stories and Law Review articles. Mr. Foster graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1957. He met his wife, Monterey Hart MacCue at Vanderbilt. They were married from 1955 until Mrs. Foster's passing in 1987.
Mr. and Mrs. Foster moved to Lookout Mountain where they belonged to the Lookout Mountain Golf Club and Fairyland Club. Mr. Foster was the superintendent of the Sunday School at the Church of the Good Shepherd for nineteen years.
Mr. Foster began his law career as an associate with Whitaker, Hall & Haynes which later became Hall, Haynes, Lusk & Foster. Mr. Foster loved the practice of law. Even with his large frame, powerful voice, and shirt tail hanging out, he had a remarkable ability to engage a jury. He was known as one of the lions of defense.
Mr. Foster also loved to play golf. It was his dream to play the top one hundred golf courses in the world. He played over half of those famous courses. Mr. Foster would complete the round without the best score, but always with the most joy and the best story of the day. Mr. Foster's optimism was evident during many card games with his dear friends at the Mountain City Club for over forty years.
In 1990, Mr. Foster married Chris Helms. They enjoyed golf trips and trips to Disney World. Mr. Foster liked to ride roller coasters. As evident by his life's activities, Mr. Foster lived his life to the fullest with great optimism and joy.
He is survived by one brother, James Quinten Foster; his son, George Lane Foster, Junior (Debbie); his daughter, Beth Foster Janney (Alan); his wife, Chris; his nephew, William M. Foster (Nancy); and, his grandchildren Taylor Boyd Foster, Natalie Lane Foster, John Cole Janney, and Blake Coddington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regency House Assisted Living, 2062 Hamill Road, Hixson, Tennessee, 37343.
Mr. Foster's children ask that if anyone has a good story about Mr. Foster, please document the tale and send it to email@example.com or to P.O. Box 5146, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37406-5146.
Visitation will be held 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Church with The Reverend Robert Childers and The Honorable and Reverend Sam Payne officiating.
Visit www.lanefh.com to send condolences.
Terry Hampton passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Ethel H. Guice; sisters, Sheila Byrd, Brenda Hampton, Dassandra McElerath, Diane Hampton, Chicago, Ill., Alfreda Hood, McComb, Miss., Adrienne Baley, Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Rodney Havis, Edward Hampton, Jeffery Havis, and Lennell Glass, Athens, Tenn.; aunt, Betty Hampton, and a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 in the funeral home chapel.
Interment: Highland Memorial Gardens.
The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue 622-9995.
Niyah Hill, 16 months, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at her residence.
Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Linda "Puss" Hughes, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.
The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.
Interment with a white dove ceremony will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel, is in charge of arrangements, 622-3171.
Charles E. "Sonny" Ledbetter, 76, of Harrison, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel with visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services Wednesday.
Full obituary will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.
Daniel L. "Dan" Lorden, 74 of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.
Dan retired from the U.S. Air Force as Chief Master Sergeant and from government service after 43 years. He served at numerous military installations in the Far East, Europe and in the U.S. During this time, he earned his Bachelors degree from the University on Nebraska at Omaha, Neb., and his Masters degree in Public Administration from the Golden Gate University at San Francisco, Calif. After his retirement from the military, he was employed by Bahr, Inc. in Alexandria, Va., as a military manpower consultant. Dan was a longtime member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and had served as the Alzheimer's Committee Chairman of the local chapter for several years.
He was a Christian and devoted member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Covenant and Promise Sunday school classes
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius P. and Helen H. Lorden; two brothers and one sister, all of N.H.
Dan is survived by his wife, Margaret Smith Lorden; daughter, Lora Templeton, Novato, Calif.; two brothers, John Lorden and William Lorden, both of N.H.; two sisters, Helen Sugg, Calif., and Josephine Dziura, N.H; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Ridgedale Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Owens officiating.
Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made to Ridgedale Baptist Church, Attn: Cross Fund, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today, Jan. 11, at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road and from noon Tuesday until service time at Ridgedale Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Selwyn A. McDow, 62, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Redmond officiating.
Visitation is 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the Charity of your choice. Visit www.lanefh.com to send condolences.
Winton R. Preston, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Emily Kaye Sams Quarles, 66 of Chattanooga departed this life Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.
She was born in Chattanooga to the late John Calvin Sams Sr., and Annie Maude Cason Sams.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Quarles.
Survivors include her daughter, April Denise Alexander; siblings, Martha Jo Mulkey, Marie Carol Holcomb, John Calvin, Jr.; grandchildren, Ricky D. Malone Jr., Steven Ray; 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1p.m. today, January 11, 2010 in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South.
Family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time today.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, or Long Island Baptist Church in Bryant, Ala.
Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Leola Smith McMillon, 56 passed away on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010, in a local healthcare facility.
She is survived by husband Bruce McMillon; sons, Bruce, Adrian, and Christopher Smith; brother, Otis Smith Jr.; sisters-in-law, Brenda McMillon, Filicia Crumsey, Mary Hill, Eunice White, and Deriea McMillon; brother-in-laws, Larry McMillon, George McMillon, Johnnie McMillon, Danny Crumsey, Vincent Hill; grandchildren, Andria Smith, Asharia Smith, Arianna Smith, Denasia Smith, Adrian Smith, Laquenthia Beasley, Anthony Beasley, and Joshua Beasley; great-grandchild, Dominique Beasley; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2009, noon at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Winfred Eppenger officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at Reuben Strickland Memorial Chapel
Bertha H. Thedford, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at the age of 93.
Bert was born June 20th, 1916 to Pleasant Samuel Howell and Pearl Yarbrough Howell of Rome, Ga.
She was a retired teacher of Girls Preparatory School and an active member of the Chattanooga Doll Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Lamar Thedford.
She is survived by two daughters, Betsy Smith of Jackson, Tenn., and Jane Skonberg of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; two granddaughters, Kate Skonberg of Red Bank, Tenn., and Laura Skonberg of Chattanooga; youngest sister, Sammie "Sam" Peirson of Deland, Fla.; and long time friend, Jean Biddle of Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be at Chattanooga Memorial Park.
Family will receive friends from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Presbyterian Church
In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to Northside Presbyterian Church Book of Remembrance or the Hospice of Chattanooga.
Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.
Visit www.lanefh.com to send condolences.
Josephine Underwood, 89, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.
A native of Moultrie, Ga., she was a resident of Ocala, Fla., for many years before moving to the Chattanooga area in 1952.
She was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith and was the wife of the late E.B. Underwood.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers.
Survivors include two daughters, Bertha Jo (David) Knecht, Chattanooga and Ernestine (Steve) Poenitz, Indianapolis, Ind.; son, J.B. (Anne) Underwood, Ooltewah; four step-sons, Harold (Mary) Underwood, Marietta, Ga., David (Joella) Underwood, Eastman, Ga., Raymond Underwood, Moore, S.C., and Ralph Underwood, Dayton, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Bettie Lou (Jim) Ashlock, Collegedale; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dwight Herod officiating.
Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Graysville, Tenn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Collegedale Community Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund, 4995 Swinyar Drive, Ooltewah, TN 37363 or to, "It Is Written".
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.
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CLEVELAND - Wanda Phillips Haney, 67, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
Her family will receive friends today, Jan. 11, 2010, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ENGLEWOOD - W. J. Harris, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at his residence.
Service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12th, South Chapel, with visitation 6-8 p.m. prior.
Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13th at McMinn Memory Gardens.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.
DECATUR - Linda "Puss" Hughes, 62, of died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2009.
She was of the Baptist faith and was a former resident of Rossville, Ga.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Bobby Murphy; fathers, Hubert Adams and John Flarity; brother, Ricky Flarity; granddaughter, Melissa Espy.
Surviving are sons, Lebron Hughes and Shane Murphy; daughters, Tammy Hale and Tonja Hughes; mother, Bonnie Flarity; brothers, Doyle Flarity, Ronald Flarity, Donald Flarity, Ronald Adams, Buster Adams, C. W. Adams, Jackie Adams; sisters, Gail Mangrum, Kathy Easton, Gertie Sue Bradley; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home, the Rev. Carlton Espy officiating.
Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-8 p.m. today.
Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel, is in charge of arrangements, 622-3171.
DUNLAP - Linda Faye Morgan, 59, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday Jan. 10, 2010, in an area hospital.
Mrs. Morgan was a member of Sequoyah Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James E. Morgan.
Survivors include her son, Brian (Anna) Morgan of Dunlap; daughter, Lanissa Kay Morgan of Dunlap; brothers, Jerry Ray of Hixson and James Ray of South Carolina; grandchildren, Jacob, Bethany, Zachary and Madison Morgan; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be at noon on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Steve White officiating.
Interment will follow in Hamilton County Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.
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DAYTON - Sharon Ruby Sizemore, 61, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home, with Pastor Terry Bolton.
Interment in Spence Cemetery.
Arrangements by Coulter Garrision Funeral Home Inc. Dayton, Tenn.
PIKEVILLE - Manza Audine Swafford, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.
Services will be Tuesday at funeral home, the Rev. Doyle Ashburn and Bro.Mike Stanifer officiating.
Burial in T.Y. Swafford Cemetery.
Visitation today 5-9 p.m. CST.
Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Hwy 127 S. Pikeville, TN.
BRAYTON - Erma Prater West, 74, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at her home. She was a native of East Ridge, Tenn, but lived in Brayton the last 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Lois McDonald and Jonas Prater of East Ridge; and one brother; Vernon D. Prater of Columbus, Ga.
She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, William F. "Bill" West; two daughters, Teresa (Scott) Richeson of Brayton, Sheri (David) Harris of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; two grandchildren, Derek Harris and Kevin Harris, both of Fort Oglethorpe; one great-grandson, Aidan Harris; one brother, David (Wanda) Prater of East Ridge; also surviving are two stepdaughters,Sherry (Howard) Bradley, and Vicki Jennings; one stepson, Bill (Debbie) Jennings, all of Ormond Beach, Fla.; five step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nices, along with a host of friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with special friend Kenny Whitworth officiating.
Family will receive friends from 12-3 and 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.
ROCKMART - Anna Louise Williams, 70, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, in the local nursing center following a nine month illness.
She was born in Pikeville, Tenn., on March 20, 1939 a daughter of Bazz Manery and Nola Mael Walling Manery. Mrs. Williams had been a resident of Rockmart since 1969. She was a member of the Liberty Holliness Church of Taylorsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jerry Houser; a sister, Audrey Patton; and by two brothers, Arles Manery and Arthur Manery.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. J.B. Williams of Rockmart to whom she was married on Sept. 27, 1969; children, John Michael (Kim) Williams, Rockmart and Patricia (Dennis) Fulbright of Hickory, N.C.; step-children, Johnnie Lewis Williams, Resaca, Barry Neil Williams, Lafayette, Sandra Dorene Williams, Calhoun and Kathy Teresa Williams, Calhoun; four sisters, Dorothy Massengill, Fort Oglethorpe, Viola Goins, Chattanooga; Ellen Parrigon, Rossville and Linda Seals, Lafayette; two brothers: Johnny Manery, Ringgold and Ernest Manery, Ringgold; granddaughters Anna Williams and Melissa Fulbright; nine step-grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with Bro. C.E. Popham and Bro. Jeff Crowe officiating.
Interment will follow in Polk Memory Gardens.
The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LaFAYETTE - Louise Barrett Campbell, 84, died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, after a brief illness.
At her death, she was at home in LaFayette, GA, surrounded by her family. All of her family wish to express what a remarkable woman, wonderful mother and example she was. She taught her children how to laugh, love, dance and honor Jesus Christ.
Born in Cedartown, Ga., to Russell R. and Mildred M. Barrett, Mrs. Campbell was a graduate of Cedartown High School. She attended LaGrange College. While a student there, she was selected Editor of the Yearbook.
Before settling in LaFayette, she followed her husband to several military postings including Guam. During her life in LaFayette, Mrs. Campbell was involved in many school, civic and church activities. She was a former member of LaFayette Woman's Club and Red Hats Society. A faithful member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years, she taught Sunday school classes, served on various committees and enjoyed her membership in Mary Christian Circle II. She enjoyed traveling and Friday night dinners with long-time friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Lt. Commander Hugh L. Campbell, USN, Ret.
She is survived by her four children, Sandra (Ronnie) Scoggins, Jane (John) Ashley, Jerri (Jerry) Underwood, and K.C. (Ales) Campbell, all of LaFayette. Also surviving are her sisters, Carolyn Fox of Rome, Ga., and Mildred West of Willaamsburg, Va.; sisters-in-law, Anne Campbell and Jewel Campbell, both of LaFayette.
She has 11 grandchildren: Scott Stewart, Barrett Scoggins, Jeff Ashley, Jason Ashley, Ben Pack, Bonnie Forrester, Blakely Campbell, Elaina Campbell, Drew Campbell, Jesse Campbell, and Mary Faith Campbell. She has 6 great-grandchildren: Allison Ashley, Ellis Pack, Keaton Forrester, Paxton Forrester, Megan Harris, and Cassidy Harris. She has several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Campbell will be remembered by her family and many friends as a true Southern Belle known for her compassion, graciousness, beauty, and benevolence.
The service is scheduled at the First Baptist Church of LaFayette, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. with interment following in LaFayette City Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends at Wallis W ilbanks Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 from 5-8 p.m.
Pallbearers are Drew Campbell, Jeff Ashley, Scott Stewart, Terry LaGrande, Randy Cumbee, Ben Potts, David Smith, and Neal Florence.
Honorary pallbearers are The Seekers Sunday School Class, Marilyn Ransom Doris Potts, Avis Thomas, Martha Jo Potts and Jesse Cudenrath.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of LaFayette, 201 North Main Street, LaFayette, GA 30728.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.imorial.com/louisecampbell/
The arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home of LaFayette.
CHICKAMAUGA - Evelyn Ruth Fowler Daugherty, 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior whom she served faithfully for over 50 years on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.
Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Dr. Bob Daugherty of Chickamauga; daughter, Toni Childress of Carnesville, Ga.; son, Danny (Sandra) Daugherty of Soddy Daisy; sisters, Alice Brown of Duluth, Ga., Flossie "Butch" Ferguson of Rockmart, Ga.; brother, Curvin Fowler of Conley, Ga.; three granddaughters; one grandson; and seven great-grandsons.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Temple Baptist Church with Brother Ken Trivett and Brother Jack Lawson officiating.
Interment will take place Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Roselane Cemetery in Toccoa, Ga.
She will lie-in-state at the church from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday.
Family will receive friends from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
TRENTON - Troy Gass, 77, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.
He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Trenton, Ga. He was retired from Hudson Wire Co. of Trenton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Hazel Reeves Gass; and his wife Carol Howell Gass.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Eddie) Owens, Trenton, Karen (Chris) Nelson, Trenton; two grandchildren, Misty Sargent and Brad Nelson, both of Trenton; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy (June) Gass, Trenton; also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Cantrell officiating.
Interment will be in Trenton Baptist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, and noon till service time Tuesday. A special thank you to the staff of NHC of Ft.Oglethorpe and Hospice of Chattanooga.
Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.
TRION - William Ernest Huggins, 84, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnell Hill.
Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
RINGGOLD - Iris Williams, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, in a local health care facility.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County and was a daughter of the late Paul and Nell Foster Snyder. Mrs. Williams was retired from J.C. Penney where she was a sales credit clerk.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest (Hammer) Williams Sr.
Survivors are son Ernest (Janice) Williams Jr., Ringgold; daughters, Carol (Gary) Belew, East Ridge, Candy (Terry) Sullivan, East Ridge; grandchildren, Scott Williams, Allison Hill, Jason Sullivan, Shannon Sullivan, and Chris Belew; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Mike Sims officiating.
Interment in Lakewood Memory Gardens South.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
ROSSVILLE - William A. Owens "Bill", 70, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at a local hospital.
Mr. Owens was a native of Wilmington, Dela., and had lived the past 40 years in the Rossville area. He was a member of the Brainerd Baptist Church where he attended Ken and Kay Marie's Sunday School Class. He retired from Electric Systems in 2003 as a Senior Design Engineer with over 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jeanette Owens; and brother, Robert Owens.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Wanda Owens; two sons, Anthony (Laura) Owens of Knoxville, Tenn., and Dr. Edward (Mishelle) Owens of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren, Connor, Carly, Quinn, and Sage Owens; and several nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel.
Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery on Lookout Mountain.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.
SHARPSBURG - Bobby Tyrone Parks, 61, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.
Funeral service Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Lamar Johnson officiating.
Interment: West Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.
CHICKAMAUGA - Glenn Douglas Roberts, 67, passed away on Friday, Jan, 8, 2010, at Memorial Health Care in Chattanooga.
Born on Oct. 25, 1942, in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Sam Daniel Roberts and Mary Brown Roberts. He graduated from Townville High School and was a retired Insurance Agent. Mr. Roberts was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Anderson and in recent years enjoyed collecting guitars.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dan Roberts and Jack Roberts.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 45 years, Jackie Roach Roberts of the home; his brother, Bill Roberts of Stair, S.C.; and his mother-in-law, Hortense Roach of Anderson, S.C.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 11, 2010, in the chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Charles Allen.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
LaFAYETTE - Joe Don Shelby, 69, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.
He was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Chickamauga, Ga., and retired from Olan Mills as a Photograhic Supervisor after 26 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mable Jane Simerley.
Survivors include his son, Donald Brian Shelby; wife, Elizabeth Ann Biggers; brothers-in-law, Phillip Ralph Byrd, Dean (Sharon) Byrd, and Samuel (Sue) Byrd; niece, Theresa Brown; nephew, Donnie Brown; loving friend, Christi Cordell.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2009, in LaFayette Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Wildlife Federation at 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190 (1-800-822-9919).
Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home - LaFayette, Ga. Online guestbook available at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com
CENTERVILLE - Betty Wilkey, 78, entered into rest Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.
Mrs. Wilkey was born on March 5, 1931 in Bakewell, Tenn. She was a member of Open Door Church.
Her daughter, Kay Walker; stepdaughters, Shannon and Christine Moore; and parents, John and Mae Jenkins, preceded her in death.
Her memory will forever be treasured by her loving husband, Henry Moore; daughters, Tammy Vest, Debbie Trewhitt, Diane Edwards, Chris Haught; son, Mike Crawley; sister, Hester Branum; brother, Sam Jenkins; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow in New Providence Cemetery in Sale Creek.
The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN.
Share your thoughts and memories at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.
24 hour obituary line 843-5055.
FLAT ROCK -Willis Lee Gore, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gore was retired from Wheland Foundry
Survivors include, wife of 61 years, Virginia Faye Childress Gore; daughter, Regina Christopher (Joshua Benoit), Trenton; brother, Malcolm Gore, Rome; sister, Iva Strickland, Trenton; grandchildren, Dorinda Moon;(Dewayne), Danny West;(Stephanie), Benji Johnson;(Chasity), Chevy Christopher; nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Millican and the Rev. Edward Emerson officiating.
Burial to follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today and 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
James Miller Sr.
FLAT ROCK - James Miller Sr, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at his residence.
Survivors include, wife of 47 years, Kathern Evans Miller; son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Tresea Miller; granddaughter, Chelsea Miller all of Flat Rock; brothers, Jimmy Miller, Dawson, Jerry Miller, Don Miller and Dewayne Miller, all of Fort Payne, Dennis Jo Miller, Piedmont; sisters, Betty Jo McKelvey, Fort Payne, Jeanette Hodges, Blake, Linda Lou Miller, Fort Payne.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. CST at Bethlehem Baptist Church with burial to follow in Overlook Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at Corner Stone.
BRIDGEPORT - Annie Leah Willis Piercy, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.
The daughter of the late Thomas and Leah Eliza Allison Willis, she was a member of the Chalkville Baptist Church, was an avid reader and loved to travel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Lee Piercy; sisters, Mildred and Kate; and brothers, Cy, James, Taylor and Dan "Spud" Willis.
She survived by her children, Leon and Betty Phillips, Joyce Coffman, Kay and Corky Childs, all of Bridgeport, Kelly Reynolds of Birmingham and Keith and Sherry Piercy of Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret Willis and Odie Willis; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 1 p.m. CST with the Rev. Jim Barnard officiating.
Interment will be in Cumberland Cemetery outside Stevenson, Ala.
The family will receive friends this evening from 2-8 p.m. CST at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com
PISGAH - Willie M. "Bill" Tillman, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at Huntsville Hospital.
Survivors include, wife, Sally Avans Tillman; daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Mike Graben, Henagar; son and daughter-in-law, William and Christine Tillman, Pisgah; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchildren; brothers, Leonard Tillman, Ider, Earl Tillman, Flat Rock, Edward Tillman, Foley; sister, Ruby Best, Kentucky; and very special pet, Oreo.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Watkins officiating.
Burial to follow in New Hope Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.