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HAMILTON COUNTY

Vernon Broome Jr.

Vernon LeRoy Broome Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in a local health care facility.

He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a member of Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Broome was a retired firefighter with the city of Chattanooga and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Winnie Schmidt, and brother, Harold Broome.

Survivors are wife of 65 years, Mildred Broome; son, LeRoy (Kathie) Broome III, Red Bank; daughters, Virginia (Jim) Watts, Ringgold, Ga., Frances (Gary) Forester, Rossville, and Faye (Steve) Byrd, Flintstone, Ga.; sister, Lucy (Grayson) Perkins, Chickamauga, Ga.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Joe Brown officiating.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Mr. Broome will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to At Peace Hospice, 216-B Newton Road, Calhoun, GA 30701, or Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene, 3220 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

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

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

William Carmichael

William Andrew Carmichael, 92, of Harrison, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at a local hospital.

Mr. Carmichael was born in Gallatin, Tenn., to Willie and Malvina Carmichael where he was raised on a farm, graduated from Gallatin High School and received a scholarship for football to Cumberland University. He began his career at South Central Bell until the war broke out and served from 1941 until 1944 in the U.S. Army during World War II were he received communication training. He returned to South Central Bell and retired after 38 years of service, where he became president of Communications Workers of America Local Union 3802 and served for 32 years. He also served on the Democratic Election Committee in Harrison for numerous years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Carmichael.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Elynor Moore Carmichael; daughters, Ann St. Clair Lawrence and husband, Robert, and Lucy Jane Carmichael; and one grandson.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday Jan. 28, 2010, at the funeral home with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

He will be greatly missed by fellow co-workers, friends, family, and mostly neighbors whom he continually helped. We love you Bill. Well done soldier, God Bless You.

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

Kathy Close

Kathy Phifer Close, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.

Services for Kathy will be held at 1 p.m. today at the North Chapel with the Rev. Paul G. Rebelo officiating.

Burial will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park, "Duck Pond Cemetery".

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathy's name to Partners and Peers, Diabetes Education in care of Clair Blum at 823 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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

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

Mildred Cox

Mildred Ray Cox, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors: one daughter, Eugenia (Sammy) Beason, and one son, Darryl (Heather) Cox, all of Soddy-Daisy; one sister, Joyce Dixon, and one brother, David Shelby, both of Chattanooga; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny S. Watson officiating.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

George Curtis

George William Curtis, 78, of Tiftonia, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Memorial hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted from Wauhatchie United Methodist Church in Tiftonia today, Jan. 26, 2010, at 3 p.m. EDT.

Interment will be in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.

There is visitation today from 1 EDT until service time at the church.

Joe Duncan

Joseph "Joe" Capers Duncan, of Chattanooga, 89, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St., Chattanooga, TN 37402.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the radio broadcast program at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Ralph Hammonds

Ralph Hammonds, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in a local hospital.

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

Roger Kivett Sr.

Roger "Cy" Gentry Kivett Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at a local hospital.

Mr. Kivett was born in Greenville, S.C., to T. Lee and Eleanor Kivett and was a graduate of Greenville High School. He was an engineering graduate of Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. He was a member of the football and track teams and an avid supporter of IPTAY and was Chairman of the local Clemson Alumni Association.

Mr. Kivett lived in Chattanooga since 1958 and retired from Combustion Engineering as a Nuclear Engineer in 1984. He was active in several local functions including one of the founders of the Chattanooga Swim League. He was past president of the Brainerd Hills Club. He was chairman of the Chattanooga Charter of the Society of Quality Engineers. He served as vice president of The Swim Center for numerous years with his wife Fran until 1989. Mr. Kivett served in the United States Air Force in the South Pacific during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Frances Marshall Kivett; son, Roger Gentry Kivett Jr.; and granddaughter, Catherine Anne Brown.

Survivors include his three daughters, Eleanor K. Brown, Elaine K. (Mike) Richie and Ginny K. (Don) Lawson; nine grandchildren, Zachary L. Brown, Thomas Alexander Brown, Eleanor Barratt Brown, Andrew Charles Hall, Margaret Hampton (Ricky) Baldino, Scott Daniel Settles, April Lynn Settles, John Joseph Kivett and Wendy Elaine Kivett; and three great-grandchildren, Kirsten Barratt Durham, Chloe Katherine Baldino and Gianna Isabella Baldino.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 501 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.

Pallbearers will be Zachary and Alex Brown, Scott Settles, John Kivett, Andrew Hall, Don Lawson, and Mike Richie.

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

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim Vick officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery with military honors.

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.

Linda Landmon

Linda Landmon, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in a local health care facility.

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

Herbert Lazenby

Herbert Lazenby, 58, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in a local hospital.

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

Shirley Logan

Shirley Ann Logan, 69, of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

Shirley was born in Chattanooga, was a 30-year resident of Texas before moving back to Chattanooga. She retired from a private doctor's practice in Grand Prairie, as an LPN. Shirley was a member of Harmony Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was active in the Dorcas Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. "Butch" Logan; her son, Robert M. Logan; and her mother, Effie Hatfield.

Shirley is survived by her two children, Brenda (Eugene) Burks and Steve (Sarah) Logan; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services for Shirley will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harmony Baptist Church, 3832 Youngstown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37406, with the Rev. Johnny Nix Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Old McDonald Cemetery, Snowhill Road, Harrison.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harmony Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's name to the MDA Foundation at 2112 Chapman Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

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

Shelia Lyle

Sheila Calantha Lyle passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Lyle Jr.; mother, Willie Frances Freeman; and son, Tony Lyle.

Survivors include her children, Andrew Lyle III, Jerome Lyle, Terri Gilbert and Angela Sharp; father, Houston Harris; siblings, Sherry Gillespie, Sharlette (Linell) Finley, Sharlene (James) Robinson, Dan (Gwen) Harris and Ralph (Paulette) Harris; lifelong companion, Jesse Winfield; grandchildren, Russell Jr., Tyran, Sky, Gabrielle, Whitney Gilbert, Markus, Tiera, Meshia, Ariel, David Jr., Ronald, Andrew IV, Aydain, Ashley, Tekerra; many great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Bettie Masters

Bettie Louise Shipley Masters, 82, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.

Bettie was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.

Bettie was predeceased by her parents, Ed and Mamie Shipley; two brothers, Charles and Bill Shipley.

Survivors include her children, Donna Fought, of Jeferson City, Mo., Robert and Wayne Masters, of Lewisburg, Ky., Debra (Edward) Vickers, of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Jessie Alan Masters, of Hartselle, Ala., and Charles Masters, of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; sisters, Jean DuPree, of Hebron, Md., Linda (Charles) Bishop and Judy Shipley, both of Red Bank; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Mable McKenzie

Mable Jones McKenzie, 88, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

A native of Carrollton, Ga., Mrs. McKenzie had been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 46 years.

Mrs. McKenzie attended Memorial Baptist Church and had been a member for more than 46 years.

The daughter of the late Homer and Maggie McGarity Jones; she also was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lester E. McKenzie Sr.; and a young son, Michael McKenzie.

Mrs. McKenzie is survived by two children, Eddie (Lou) McKenzie and Marilyn Groover; three grandsons, Jon Eric, Jason, and Mark (Sharon) Groover; three great-granddaughters, Alyssa, Hannah and Emma; her brother, Robert "Bob" (Mignon) Jones; and an uncle, Albert Jones; sister-in-law, Lorene McKenzie; brother-in-law, Lindsey West; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the North Chapel.

Services for Mrs. McKenzie will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the North Chapel. The Rev. Dallas Roscoe and the Rev. David Price officiating.

Then Mrs. McKenzie will be taken to Carrollton, Ga., for a visitation Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Mars Hill Baptist Church with services at 2 p.m.

Burial will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrollton, Ga.

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

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

Clyde Moore

Clyde R. Moore, of Chattanooga and Scottsdale, Ariz., died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Mr. Moore was retired from ABC Cleaners and was a member of St. John United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Hattie Reno Moore; brothers, Hugh and James Moore Jr.; and sister, Jurline Maynor.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Jessie Lynn Moore; sons Clyde Jr. (Sherry), Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Bruce (Susan), Scottsdale; three grandchildren, Chris Moore, Scottsdale, Jessica Moore, Louisville, Ky., and Megan Moore, Tempe, Ariz.; and sisters, Elizabeth Owens, Chattanooga, and Lucille Baugh, Scottsboro, Ala.

Services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. in the chapel with the Rev. Dallas Beck officiating.

Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

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

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr., Chattanooga 37416, or to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix AZ 85014.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Annie Ogletree

Annie Ogletree passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at a local health care facility.

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

William Pickett

William E. "Putchie" Pickett, 50, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

He was born Oct. 28, 1959, to the late William Edward Pickett of Signal Mountain, and Cora Lee Skiles.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward Pickett; brother, Donnie Lee Plank; sister, Rita Joyce Hood; and his beautiful daughter, Shannon Dean Wright.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Betty Jo Wright; daughters, Sherry Wright, Amanda Wright and Carolyn Wright; son, Shane Eugene Wright; brothers, Tommy Plank, Charles Pickett, Bubby Plank, Walter Edward Pickett (Brock) and Darryl William Pickett (Brock); sisters, Jennifer Rebecca Pickett (Ridley), Melissa Sue Pickett (Adcock) and Crystal Gayle Pickett (Parker); 17 grandchildren who were the love of his life; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws whom he was loved by and will be sadly missed by.

Funeral service will be noon Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Gary Jared of Stuart Heights Baptist Church officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Granny Walker 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.

Sherman Sherrill Sr.

Sherman E. Sherrill Sr., 88, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

The funeral service is at 12:30 p.m. today, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating.

Interment will be in Spring City Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Charles Suddeth

Charles Edward "Red" Suddeth Sr., 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in a local hospital.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a fork lift operator for Dixie Savings Stores. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Suddeth and his parents, the Rev. James H. Suddeth and Lillian Adair.

Survivors include his children, Charles "Chip" Suddeth Jr., of Georgia, Patricia Menifee, of Chattanooga, Teresa Baughn, of East Ridge, and Jason Suddeth, of Georgia; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Edna Ruth (Harvey) Jones, of East Ridge, James David (Opal) Suddeth, of Las Vegas, Nev., Donald (Linda) Suddeth, Register, Ga., Elizabeth (Ben) Benavente, of San Antonio, Texas, and Doug (Teresa) Suddeth, of Soddy-Daisy; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Road Baptist Church.

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

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Robert Summar

Robert W. Summar, a prominent attorney and longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

He was born in Old Hickory, Tenn., to the late Lindsay and Lucy Summar. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class. He served as assistant district attorney in Chattanooga from 1958 to 1965 and then he served as clerk and master of Chancery Court in Hamilton County and he retired as clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals, Knoxville. He was a member of Rivermont Golf Club.

He was preceded in death by infant son, Robert Summar Jr., and a daughter, Leslie Goetz.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Summar, of Chattanooga; daughter, Lisa D'Andrea and her husband Tony D'Andrea, of Chattanooga; son, Robert W. Summar II and his wife, Johnna Summar, of Signal Mountain; son-in-law, Mark Goetz; and eight grandchildren, John Lee Goetz, Ryan David Goetz, Alexandra Summar Goetz, Caroline Elizabeth D'Andrea, Katherine Summar D'Andrea, Annalisa Marie D'Andrea, Julia Margaret Summar and John Robert Summar.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Owens officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Tony D'Andrea, Robert W. Summar II, Ryan David Goetz, Wylie Gross, Vernon Duckett, Chancelor Howell Peoples and Ed Gravitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Ridgedale Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416, or to the Building Fund at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

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

George Taylor Jr.

George Napoleon Taylor Jr., of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Chattanooga, passed Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.

George was born July 7, 1945. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., to Dr. George Napoleon and Lily Heath Taylor. He was raised in Chattanooga, graduating from Howard High School in 1963. George, continuing a family history of educational excellence, attended Morehouse College graduating in 1967 with a bachelor of science degree in political science.

George immediately entered the professional workforce, becoming the city of Chattanooga's assistant personnel director in August 1968 and promoting to personnel director in June 1970. He initiated a career of noteworthy performance for 15 years as Chattanooga's personnel director. Upon completion of his service to the city of Chattanooga, George moved to Georgia living in Dublin with his daughter, Lisa, and later moving to Norcross with his son, Jonathan. George was also very active in the church; as a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, he was a choir member and event volunteer. A citizen leader, he was active in several organizations to include the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Knights of Columbus and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

A devoted family man, George married Perry Jean Cody in June 1966 and had three children from that union. His favorite pastimes included spending time with his family, reading African-American, philosophy, political science, history, and religious literature and enjoying a cup of coffee and a newspaper at his favorite restaurants. Possessing a positive outlook on life, George valued the strength of family, the value of education, and the support of community.

George is survived by his children, Dr. Lisa Mitchell, Okinawa, Japan; George Taylor III, MBA, SPHR, Memphis; and Jonathan Taylor, Lawrenceville, Ga. George also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Royall Taylor, Jemeka Taylor, Mahara Taylor, Lindsey Mitchell, Cameron Fitzgerald, Kennedy Taylor, Lauren Mitchell, Aston Taylor, Hunter Taylor and Taylor Mitchell. He also is loved and survived by two brothers, Mark Taylor and Dr. Paul Taylor, Ph.D; two sisters, Tara Harrison and Dr. Mona Phillips, Ph.D; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, 1 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 214 E. Eighth St., Chattanooga. Father George Schmidt officiating.

Interment: Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation: today, Jan. 26, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home, 3417 Wilcox Blvd. Chattanooga.

Family and friends are asked to assemble at Taylor Funeral Home at noon.

Arrangements are by Brown & Young Home of Funerals, 7075 Swift St., Lithonia, GA 30058, 770-482-8898.

Mary Wendelken

Mary Grace Pollitt Wendelken, 96, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

She was born in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the late Pollitts. She was the financial secretary of Highland Park Baptist Church for some 30 years.

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother and sister. Mary was the wife of the late Dr. Walter Wendelken, a faithful wife to her husband's ministry.

Mary is survived by two nephews, Richard Wendelken, of Marietta, Ohio, and Jim Wendelken, of Cleveland, Ohio; and a niece, Sue Wendelken, of Chesapeake, Ohio.

Visitation will be in Calvary Independent Baptist Church today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Dr. Fred Andrews will conduct the service Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the church.

Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 4601 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37411, or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Lily Mae White

Lily Mae White, 87, of Whiteside, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at a local health care facility.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 1914 McCallie Ave. 423-266-2131.

Johnny Wolfe

Johnny Lebron Wolfe, 60, resident of Harrison, joined the Lord from his earthly home Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

He was a well-known businessman in the Highway 58 area and was the owner of Lake Hills Union 76, Murray Hills Union 76, Johnny's Service and Tiffany's Treasures. He was a former member of the Highway 58 Merchants Association and an active member of the Harrison Ruritan Club. He enjoyed working the annual car shows and showing off his restored '79 Corvette and motorcycle. He was an animal lover and will be missed by his dogs, Soldier, Tootsie, Jack, Scott, Chase and Lady.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Colston Wolfe; stepmother, Pauline Hale Wolfe; and brother-in-law, Robert McCarrick.

He is survived by his devoted wife and friend of 26 years, Kathy McCarrick Oric-Wolfe; father, J.L.Wolfe; brother, James Leon (Carol) Wolfe; sister, Brenda Shelton; and stepsisters, Delane Washborn and Betty Adams. In-laws are Marilyn Wojtacha and Howard and Ruth McCarrick. Children are Jason Wolfe, Dayna Minderman, Heather (Eddie) White, James Karn, and Tami Williams. Grandchildren are Thomas Lee Taylor, Tiffany Taylor Lyons, Kaitlyn Wolfe, Sarah and Sedrick Minderman, Gracie, Josh and Jason (Jay) Wolfe. Great-grandchildren are Alyssa and Mari Beth Taylor and Emma Lyons. He will be missed by many other nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

He will also be missed by close friends, Jim Jones, Jim (Linda) Howard, Michael Oric, Leslie Chadwick and Willard "Kip" (B.J.) Wright, as well as his dear friend and business partner, Roy Smith. He enjoyed his time with his Ruritan buddies, his Tyner class of '68 Alumni and his wonderful customers of 40 years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Keylon officiating.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family will be receiving friends Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon up to the hour of the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Ruritan Foundation, P.O.Box 762, Harrison, TN 37341, or to the Evolved Living Youth Center, 3975 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home Inc., Highway 58 Chapel, 622-3171.

TENNESSEE

James Brown

PIKEVILLE -- James Wendell Brown, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

Services: 2 p.m. CST Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Send online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com.

Visitation: today 9 a.m.-9 p.m. CST and Wednesday 9 a.m. CST until service time.

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

Jean Caldwell

DECHERD -- Jean Caldwell, 75, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at her residence.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. CST Wednesday from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home with the Rev. Merle Mead officiating.

Interment will follow in Watson-North Memorial Park.

Visitation is today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST.

Hugh Franklin

WINCHESTER -- Hugh Beale "Bobby" Franklin, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his residence.

The funeral is at 3 p.m. CST today with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. CST today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Brown officiating.

Burial will be in Winchester City Cemetery.

Ruby Harwood

GRAYSVILLE -- Ruby Belle Harwood, 102, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2010, at the Life Care Center of Rhea County.

Ruby was born in Dunlap on Aug. 15, 1907, the daughter of the late Rufus and Dessie Johnson Smith. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Bradford Harwood; her daughter, Frankie Harwood; two brothers; and three sisters.

Ruby had lived in Graysville since age 14 where she was a homemaker and a member of Graysville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Johnny Harwood, of Graysville and Mickey (Maxine) Harwood, of Pikeville; two daughters, Priscilla (Charley) Corvin and Carolyn (Tom) Kelley, both of Dayton. She is also survived by her sister, Velma Newberry, of Graysville; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Ruby will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Hillian officiating.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Pleasantview Cemetery in Graysville.

Please share your memories of Ruby on her on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.

The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends today and Wednesday after 6 p.m.

Cecil Higgenbottom

DUNLAP -- Cecil Ozella Prater Higgenbottom, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Mary Prater.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Lee Higgenbottom; stepchildren, Johnnie, Austin and Greg Higgenbottom, Tammy (Wayne) Farley, Paula Knight and Stacy Sutherland; brother, Bill Prater; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at the funeral home.

Online guest book is at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.

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

Michelle Lamb

ATHENS -- Michelle "Missy" Lamb, 33, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.

Burial will be in Sullins Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens.

Albert Roberts

WINCHESTER -- Albert Warren Roberts, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Randy Brown.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 26, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Sarah Taylor

NASHVILLE -- Sarah Sharp Taylor, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at the Alive Hospice of Nashville due to complications from a car accident Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah Robinson Sharp and Vernon Hibbett Sharp; brother, Dr. Vernon Hibbett Sharp; and sister, the Rev. Lorene Sharp White.

Sarah was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Nashville, and was raised on Inglehame Farm in rural Williamson County. She attended Robertson Academy, Ward Belmont and was a member of the first graduating class of Harpeth Hall. Sarah attended Sweet Briar College and then transferred to Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Cum Laude. Sarah was also a life member of the Centennial Club and Junior League. Sarah was a passionate supporter of dance and the Nashville Ballet. Her love of dance began when she danced with the Nashville Ballet under Albertine Maxwell. She was also a lover and supporter of the Nashville Opera.

Sarah was dedicated to her church family at Christ Church Cathedral and the opportunity to live out her faith through ministries of the church. Sarah was a co-founder, patron and participant of the First Friday Services. Everything was scheduled around these services. She was able to promote worship through dance with her support of the Epiphany Dancers. Sarah was also able to touch many people through the Stephen's Ministry where, as a lay caregiver, she was able to actively share the strength of her faith with many people.

Sarah also traveled extensively. She was drawn to exotic places -- places of great natural beauty, high altitudes and spiritual significance. Her travels included climbing to the base camp of the Himalayas; Macchu Picchu, Peru; Mt. Sinai; Mt. Hood; Patagonia region of South America; Iona Island, Scotland; Skellig Islands, Ireland; St. David's Cathedral, Wales; Israel/ The Holy Land; Tibet; Nepal; Kenya; the Galapagos Islands and Russia. Her greatest love, however, was for her family.

She had a home in Beersheba Springs, Tenn., where she loved to gather with family to hike, swim and enjoy the sunsets. She was knowledgeable of wildflowers and grew many around the cabin. She was always traveling between Nashville, Chattanooga and Beersheba to spend time with her grandchildren, her four sons and other family members.

Sarah is survived by her four sons, Robert C. Taylor, of Chattanooga, Vernon S. Taylor, of Primm Springs, Harrison H. Taylor, of Nashville, Douglas R. Taylor, of Nashville; two daughters-in-law, Julie Yates Taylor and Deborah Cadwallader Taylor; five grandchildren, Tru, Hayes, Campbell, Reed and Elise; her sisters, Gertrude Sharp Caldwell (Ben) and Margaret Sharp Howell (Bill); sister-in-law, Dr. Alix Weiss-Sharp; and many dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins and extended relatives.

Visitation for Sarah will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville, today, Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m. CST and Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1-1:45 p.m. CST.

The memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. CST.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First Friday Service at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37305, or the Beersheba Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 117, Beersheba Springs, TN 37305.

Arrangements are by Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204, 615-383-4754.

Doug Watts

ENGLEWOOD -- Doug Watts, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at McMinn Memorial Nursing Home.

Service is at 8 p.m. today, Jan. 26, in the South Chapel, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. prior.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Chestua Cemetery.

Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.

Bart Wynne

SOUTH PITTSBURG -- Bart Thomas Wynne, 24, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A 2004 graduate of South Pittsburg High School, he was employed with Adman Electric.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herman and Louise Wynne, and great-grandparents, Thomas Eli and Pearl Troxell and Arthur and Kate Thomas.

He is survived by two sons, Cayden Thomas Wynne, of Bridgeport and Landon Thomas Wynne, of South Pittsburg; parents, Ricky and Cindy Wynne, of South Pittsburg; brother, Caleb (Carey) Wynne, of Stevenson, AL; special niece, Avery Grace Wynne, of Stevenson; grandparents, Bill and Carolyn Thomas; AngYang and uncle, Gail and Keith Walker, all of Bridgeport; uncles, Terry Wynne and Jimmy Gray, of South Pittsburg; cousins, Scott Walker and Amy Rubino, both of San Francisco, Calif.; and several great-aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. CST with Minister Dale Andrews officiating.

Interment will be in Orme Top Cemetery on South Pittsburg Mountain.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stevenson Church of Christ, 706 Kentucky Ave., Stevenson, AL 35772-3112.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.

The family will receive friends for visitation today, Jan. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. CST at Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg.

GEORGIA

Randolph Curtis

ADAIRSVILLE -- Randolph Russell "Randy" Curtis, 51, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Friendship Baptist Church in Adairsville with the Rev. Leonard Daniel officiating.

Interment will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Harold Durham

TRION -- Harold Billy Durham, 79, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

Services are today, Jan. 26, 2010, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, Summerville.

Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery.

Don Ellis

ROSSVILLE -- Sidney Don Ellis, 61, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors provided by VVA Chapter 203.

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

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

Joyce Housley

RINGGOLD -- Joyce Housley, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, in a local hospital.

She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and was a former member of Clifton Hills Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school.

Mrs. Housley was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, C.D. Housley; and daughter, Deborah Housley.

Survivors are son, Ron (Dede) Housley, Chattanooga; brothers, Rusty (Joyce) Moon, East Ridge, Jack (Carole) Moon, Chattanooga; sister, Betty (W.L. "Buck") Hicks, Chattanooga; granddaughter, Heather (Scott) Voss; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Bennett officiating.

Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 Jenkins Road, Rossville, GA 30741, or Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Wanda Morris

LaFAYETTE -- Wanda Lee Qualls Morris, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at her home.

Wanda is survived by her husband, Delmas Morris; son, Eugene Weaver, of LaFayette; brother, Doug and wife, Carolyn Qualls, of Blytheville, Ark.; stepdaughter, Cindy Walkup, of Waycross, Ga.; stepson, Ray Morris, of Forkland, Ala..; and one grandchild.

A graveside memorial service will be held in Vidalia, Ga.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, of LaFayette.

Hazel Stoker

LaFAYETTE -- Hazel Hartline Stoker, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church of LaFayette.

She was preceded in death by husband, R.C. Stoker; sister, Sally Hartline Woodard; and brothers, Wilburn, Harold, Jake, Ralph and Raymond "Bub" Hartline.

Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday at Wallis Memorial Chapel conducted by the Rev. Mike Peterson.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Second Baptist Church of LaFayette.

Interment: LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

ALABAMA

Rosemary Jackson

HOLLYWOOD -- Rosemary Wilkinson Jackson, 52, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at her home.

The funeral is today, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. CST at the funeral home chapel officiated by the Rev. Dustin Henshaw and the Rev. Michael Gass.

Interment will be at PinehavenMemorial Gardens in Hollywood. www.rudderfuneralhomes.com.

OTHER AREAS

Ruth Williams

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- Ruth C. Williams, 83, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at The Laurels of Hendersonville.

Born in Spartanburg, S.C. she had been a resident of Henderson County for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by two sons, infant, Jerry Dean Williams and Boyce Lee Williams, in 1999 and a granddaughter, Lisa Ann Kilpatrick, in 1988.

She was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and worked for several different textile plants over the years. Upon her retirement she enjoyed gardening. She was also an avid quilter and loved to give her quilts to her family and friends.

Surviving are her sons, Jackie P. Williams, of Rossville, Daniel C. Williams, of Inman, S.C., and Larry E. Williams, of Rossville, Ga.; one daughter, Martha Ann Adams, of Fletcher; one sister, Irene Edwards; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Justice will officiate.

Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. today at Shuler Funeral Home.

To read more and sign the online register book, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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