published Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Obituaries for February 21, 2010

HAMILTON COUNTY

Lou Ella Brown

Lou Ella Brown, 92, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

Mrs. Brown was born in Decatur, Tenn., where she was raised by her parents, Emma and Joseph Rynes. She graduated valedictorian of Meigs County High School's class of 1935. She was a longtime, devoted member of East Ridge United Methodist Church and retired from Gaither Machine Works where she worked for 34 years as the office manager.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Z. Brown; her parents, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her son, Gene Brown; grandson, Bryan E. Brown; granddaughter, Anna Brown Shelsky; great-granddaughters, Rebecca and Joanna Brown; and many nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will not be present on Monday but would like to give the opportunity for friends to pay their respects at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ken Sauer officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

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

Estoria Burton

Estoria Burton, 86, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in a local health care facility.

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

Aaron Cash

Aaron Rufus Cash, 82, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

He was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Gainesville, Ga.

Aaron had been a member of Highland Park Baptist Church for 42 years, where he had served in the Prison Ministry and Nursing Home Ministry of the Church. A devoted husband and father, he was a veteran of the Korean War, attended Tennessee Temple Bible college and was retired from Roper Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Lou Ella Cash; his brothers, Frank Cash, Carl Cash; his sisters, Mary Louise Cash, Irma Cash, Grace Cash, Lillian Cantrell; and great-grandson, Aaron Lee Blackwell.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Bonnie Moore Cash; two daughters, Angela (Randy) Ellis, of Chattanooga, Joy (Oscar) Payne, of Louisville, Ky.; son, Anthony Cash, of Chattanooga; two sisters, Ruth Brownlow, of Gainesville, and Francis Vernon, of Atlanta; three grandsons, Tyler (Samantha) Blackwell of Louisville, Ky., and Garrett and Grant Ellis, of Chattanooga; two granddaughters, Nina (Jeremy) McDougal, of Chattanooga, and Lauren Ellis, of Chattanooga; four great-grandchildren, Courtney Blackwell, Aidan Blackwell, Abigail McDougal and Bentley McDougal, and soon to be Adrianna Hope Blackwell; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Lloyd Workman officiating.

Visitation will be Monday from 9-9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at www.javerybryan.com.

Arrangements are J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home, 1914 McCallie Ave., 423-266-2131 (corner of McCallie Avenue and Beech Street).

Emma Chambers

Emma Josephine Chambers, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in a local hospital.

She was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Chattanooga to the late Jesse H. and Susie Fowler Cline. Mrs. Chambers was a former minister at Faith Chapel Holiness Church of God and was retired from Roxbury Carpets after 15 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ronnie Cline, Jim Cline, Henry Cline, Peggy Floyd, Janelle Lukitch and Mary Goins.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Raymond D. Chambers; children, Wanda (Michael T.) Whitener, of Chattanooga, Mary Sue Chambers and Virginia Jo Chambers, of Ooltewah; sisters, Frances Baker, of Chattanooga, and Edith Peterson, of Hixson; brothers, Nathan Cline, of Rossville, and Jesse Cline, of East Ridge; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today in the North Chapel with the Rev. Don Glenn officiating.

Interment will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. today at the North Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Siskin Hospital or Avalon Hospice.

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

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Rev. Horace Chapman

The Rev. Horace Francis Chapman, of Chattanooga, died at a local nursing home on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Chapman was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.

Born on Oct. 16, 1919, Horace was a retired Southern Baptist Minister who pastored churches in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. He was a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Ga., and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice "Pete" Chapman; son, Horace Chapman III.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Hunt Chapman, of Chattanooga; brother, Walter (Ida Ray) Chapman, of Valrico, Fla.; daughters, Anna Marie Segall and Mary Lynn Sankey; grandchildren, Heather Segall, David Chapman; one great-granddaughter, Isabella Segall, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepchildren, Emily (Paul) Perrine, Nancy (Jerry) Follis, and John (Althea) Hunt, all of Chattanooga.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Chapman and the Rev. Bert Jones officiating.

The family will receive friends for visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the North Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Red Bank Baptist Church.

Please share your thoughts at www.mem.com.

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

Mary Cooper

Mary Cooper, 87, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at her residence.

Arrangements are pending.

Family has received personal and professional services from Franklin-Strickland Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Carl Cowan

Carl Cowan, 62, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in a local hospital.

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

Edward Cummings

Edward Cummings, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at his residence.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from GMAC.

Survivors; wife, Elzia Johnson Cummings; daughters, Marcella Massengill, Cardella Cummings, Lenora Lee and Bertha Cummings, all of Chattanooga; sons, Robert (Karin) Cummings, of Burkburatt, Texas, Jeffrey (Monica) Cummings, Willie Cummings both, of Indianapolis, Ind., and David Cummings, of Anderson, Ind.; stepdaughters, Carla (Aubry) Sewell and Audrey Thompson, both of Chattanooga; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sister, Mary Helen Cheeks, of Chattanooga; several nieces, nephews cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral: at 1 p.m. Monday at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Adams Sr. officiating.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon today at Taylor Funeral Home.

Charlie Daniel

Charlie William Daniel, 84, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at home.

He was retired from U.S. Pipe & Foundry.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Daniel; and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Daniel; sons, Rickey (Delilah) Daniel and Wayne Daniel; daughter, Nancy Young; and brother, Glenn (Bessie) Daniel; grandchildren, Chris McCulley, Karen Rollins, Evie Hardy, Matthew Hardy and Paul Daniel; great-grandchildren, Robbie Rollins, Kaylin Lovelady, Kaylie Cook; and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Al Goss officiating.

Interment will follow in Dodd Cemetery.

Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonand sons.com.

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

Lelin Everett

Lelin Everett, 85, of Sale Creek, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Parkridge Medical Center.

Lelin was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Sale Creek, where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Men's Adult Sunday School Class. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He was a 50-year member and past master of F&AM Lodge 207 in Sale Creek, where he was a 32-degree Mason and a member of the Chattanooga Shriners and Alhambra Temple.

He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph Henry and Paralee Doss Everett; sister, Ruth Runyan; two brothers, J.B. and Earl Everett; grandson, Daniel Everett Glover.

Survivors wife of 63 years, Betty Everett, Sale Creek; daughter, Loretta Sue Shufett, Sale Creek; grandson, Jeremiah Lee Clabo; granddaughter, Johnna Beth Morgan, Staten Island, N.Y.; sister, Willie Mae Francisco, Sale Creek; brother, Joe Everett, Candler, N.C.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory lane and the Rev. David Cunningham officiating.

Interment in Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation after 10 a.m. today at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Dayton.

David Giles

David Lamar Giles, 63, of Red Bank, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

David retired from TVA in 2005. He was a member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lother T. and Pearl Ann Giles.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Shirley Giles; brothers, Barry "Rocky" (Martha), Lebron, Dennis (Retha) and Brian (Tina) Giles.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Jared officiating.

Burial will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Visit www.lanefh.com to send condolences.

The family will receive friends 3-8 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Dr. Robert Giles Jr.

Dr. Robert H. Giles Jr., 95, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

He was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Roanoke, Va., to the late Dr. Robert Harrison Giles Sr. and Lenora Forsyth Giles. He helped provide for his immediate and extended family during the Great Depression, an event that would help forge his goals and values.

Dr. Giles received his medical degree from University of Virginia in 1941 followed by his internship at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a staff physician at Campbell's Clinic from 1942 to 1944, prior to serving in the United States Naval Reserves from 1944 to 1946 as a medical officer in the WWII Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He served his residency at Erlanger Hospital as assistant then later as chief resident of obstetrics from 1946 to 1948. He had a private practice in Chattanooga with Dr. Charles Hooper from 1948 to 1988, and held memberships in a number of obstetric and gynecological societies and medical associations throughout his career.

A loving husband and father, Dr. Giles was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Bresnahan Giles.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Elizabeth G. (Gary) Flynn, Patricia F. Giles, Robert H. (Kimberly) Giles III, Katherine G. (Steve) Case, and Charles S. "Smitty" (Marilyn) Giles, together with eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dr. Giles was an occasional golfer but pursued his lifelong love of tennis as a member of Manker-Patten Tennis Club. He also enjoyed fishing and yearly trips to Steinhatchee, Fla., with other members of the medical community for speckled trout and redfish.

Visitation will be between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga.

The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain with the Rev. Kathryn Mathewson officiating.

Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral at the Church on Wednesday.

Burial will follow the service at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church or Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

A special thank you from the family is extended to the staffs of the Somerfield Health Center at the Heritage, Brentwood, Tenn., and Guardian Hospice, Franklin, Tenn., for their care and support of Dr. Giles and his family.

The family invites all those who knew Dr. Giles to share their thoughts and memories at www.lanefh.com.

Jo Griggs

Olive Josephine "Jo" Davis Griggs passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

Born in Hamilton County, Tenn., on Aug. 13, 1921, she was a daughter of Franklin Emmitt Davis and Mary Martha Smith Davis.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Erick Griggs Sr.; two sisters, Amy Davis Houts and Evelyn Davis Manley; and three brothers, Franklin Davis, William Davis and John Henry Davis.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Martha Campbell, of Columbia, S.C.; son, Erick Griggs II and his wife, Bitse, of Ringgold, Ga.; two granddaughters, Margie Blackwelder and her husband, Brian, of Columbia, and Missy McKenna and her husband, Donald, of Chattanooga; four great-grandchildren, James, John Campbell and Molly Blackwelder, of Columbia, and Brooks McKenna, of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, with the Rev. Jennifer Newell, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, officiating. Written condolences may be sent to the funeral home for forwarding to the family.

The family wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the loving care given Jo by her attending physicians and the nurses and staff of NHC HealthCare of Rossville and Hospice of Chattanooga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation, P.O. Box 19269, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416; or to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

Arrangements were by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, 3239 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

Sarah Hawke

Sarah Ann Rose Hawke, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, left this walk of life surrounded by family and friends to be welcomed by her Heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

Our most beloved mother was born May 29, 1922, to the late Edna and Tom Rose. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy, member of the Dorcas Class, WMU and Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Shad and Pete Rose; and one sister, Flora Shadwick.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Duval Hawke; two loving daughters, Karen (Don) Beard, of Ooltewah, and Jan (Jerry) Wilson, of Hixson; grandchildren, Eric Beard, Emmy Brannan, Jennifer Mason and Jeri Wilson; and six great-grandchildren; sisters, Verna Green and Ruth Elsie; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. today, Feb. 21, at the North Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. today, Feb. 21, at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, Highway 153, with the Rev. Seton Tomyn and Jerry Wilson officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Bill Childers, Red Frazier, John Rawlston, J.R. Rawlston, Arnold Stulce and Gene West serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Dorcas Class.

Many thanks and love to the wonderful staff of Life Care of Red Bank and Hospice of Chattanooga.

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

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

Willie Jones

Willie Estalee Jones, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Atlanta.

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Doris Keel

Doris Little Keel, 87, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Keel was a member of Macedonia Primitive Baptist church for 72 years and retired from GE.

Survivors include daughter, Irma Griffey; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Sherry Keel, all of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Master Sgt. Gary L. (Kiyomi) Griffey II, Erik Griffey, Ryan (Kari) Keel, Wesley (Julie) Keel; nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Nova Matilda Boydston Little; husband, Columbus Keel; sisters, Kathleen Wilks, Maxine Claridy and Joyce Little; great-grandson, Gary L. Griffey III.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST today, Feb. 21, at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel, Ider, Ala., with Elder Greg Phillips officiating.

Burial to follow in Fuller Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from noon CST until service time.

Kenneth Metcalf Jr.

USAF retired Lt. Col. Kenneth Bertram Metcalf Jr., 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, in Red Bank.

A resident of Chattanooga for more than 50 years, Mr. Metcalf was born in Fountain City, Tenn., and grew up in the Knoxville area where he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

Mr. Metcalf served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II serving as A-4 for the 11th Army Air Force in Alaska and as director of supply and maintenance for the Ontario Army Air Field in California. He was awarded the American Defense Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal for the Aleutian Campaign, the American Theater Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves in 1972.

Mr. Metcalf was the first manager of Tennessee's first electric cooperative, Lincoln County Electric Membership Corp. and the first manager of the Appalachian Electric Cooperative. After moving to Chattanooga in 1955, he became a member of the Chattanooga Exchange Club and served as its president in 1957. He retired in 1972 after 28 years with the Tennessee Valley Authority, primarily as a writer and administrative officer in the office of the manager of power. He was a member of the Red Bank Presbyterian Church PCA.

Mr. Metcalf was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Lois Rader Metcalf; and brother, George Edwin Metcalf.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Isolde Metcalf; son, Thomas G. Metcalf, of Knoxville; daughter, Christina (and Timothy) Oswald, of Calabasas, Calif.; grandchildren, John, Madeline and Luci; and nieces, Lois Metcalf, of Rochester, N.Y., and April (and Bob) Guest, of Ashland, Miss.

A private memorial service was held at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, with the Rev. Everett Gossett officiating and was followed by interment in Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Mothers Against Drunk Driving or a favorite charity.

William Mooneyham

William Allen Mooneyham, 66, of Chattanooga, departed this life Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

He was born in Catoosa County, Ga., to the late William and Susan Mooneyham. He also was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Allen retired from the city of Chattanooga after 17 years of service.

Survivors include his sisters, Rozelle Segelke, Alice Dye, both of Chattanooga, Mary Ellen Hutton, of Alabama, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Ooltewah Cemetery with the Rev. Mark West officiating.

Family will receive friend after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

Homer Nelson

Homer E. Nelson, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

Homer graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School in 1939. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army during World War II. Homer served as Hamilton County welfare director and rural transportation director from 1959 to 1990. He was appointed by the County Council and Judge Wilkes Thrasher Sr. He received a Distinguished Service Award from Hamilton County Government after 31 years and 4 months of service. On July 25, 1990 he became a charter member of the Tennessee Association for Special Transportation Board.

In the 1950s, Homer began a gospel radio show on FM at WDOD. Homer hosted a radio show "The Gospel Train" which aired on WFLI from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. He began his career with WFLI in 1991 and served until his death. He served as an announcer and sales representative with WFLI. He served as the music director at Daisy Church of God in 1958 where he was responsible for bringing the Oak Ridge Boys to perform as well as many other special music programs. In the 1960s he served as music director at Fourth Avenue Church of God and East Chattanooga Church of God. He organized the North Hamilton County Chorus with Clarence Hale in the 1960s. Homer was active in the Downtown Chattanooga Optimist Club where he served as publicity chairman from 1992 to 1994.

Homer is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jackie Nelson; twin daughters, Marlene Erlher of Kentucky and Darlene Davenport, of Kentucky; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Velma Johnson, of Hixson; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Childers, Brother Lee Byrd and Brother Steve Brandon officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Bible Village, 3001 Hamill Road, Hixson, TN 37343.

James Nelson

James F. Nelson, 74, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

James was born in Jasper, Tenn., to the late Luther and Alice Brewer Nelson. James served our country during the Korean War and served in Vietnam twice. He was a retired master sergeant from the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal (Sixth Award), Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Bronze Star with 2D Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 2D Oak Leaf Cluster. After his retirement from the military, James owned and operated Nelson Construction Co. He was a faithful member of Hixson United Methodist Church, the Sam McConnell Sunday School Class and served as a trustee. James was an avid golfer, and he loved to play with his wife and friends which enhanced his life.

He was preceded in death by his parent and nine siblings, Luther, Paul, Louis, Kenneth, Eugene and David Nelson, Elizabeth Middleton, Virginia Pettit and Margaret Isbill.

James is survived by his wife of 26 years, Beth Grant Nelson; two sons, Jim (Maura) Nelson, of Selma, Ala., and Mike (Judith) Nelson, of Soddy-Daisy; two daughters, Patty (Bobby) Hardegree, of Anniston, Ala., and Betty Johnson, of Birmingham, Ala.; two stepsons, Stan (Cindy) Leamon and Scott (Ellen) Leamon; brother, Lawrence (Shirley) Nelson, Bowden, Ga.; and a sister, Carolyn (Bo) Bohanan, of Anniston, Ala.; grandchildren, J. Cole Nelson, Michael Nelson, Johnathon (Betsy) Brock, Jessica (Jason) Crow, Jeremy Johnson, Megan Leamon, Campbell and Laura Leamon; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Madeline Crow; several nieces and nephews.

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

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, at the North Chapel.

Services for James will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the North Chapel with Rev. Randy Martin and Rev. Steve Middleton officiating.

Burial will follow in National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hixson United Methodist Church, Hospice of

Chattanooga or your favorite charity.

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

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

Daisy Nieves

Daisy Nieves, 82, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, in Bogart, Ga.

A native of New York City, she had lived in Chattanooga for the past 12 years before moving recently to Jefferson, Ga. A retired hospital administrator, she was the widow of Juan Nieves and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Survivors are her son, Michael Santiago; daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Santiago; grandchildren, Michael Ourada his wife, Heather Ourada, Christopher and Ashley Schwarz; and great-granddaughter, Mya Ourada.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Charlie Burton officiating.

Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Wayne Parden Sr.

Wayne Field Parden Sr., 74, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

He was born in Chattanooga to the late Sylvester Parden and Zuella Kelley, and was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Betty Parden; children, Wayne (Lynn) Parden, Jr., David (Sue) Garner, April (Mike) Lankford, Shayne (Staci) Lankford; grandchildren, Reba Lankford, Janon (Chris) Parden, Brittany (Scottie) Garner, Johnny (Tara) Parden, Duane (Diane) Parden, Cassie (Branden) Pewitt, Jeff (Gloria) Holcomb; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Marvine Watson, Wanda Crider, Carolyn Manley, Bud Parden; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends after 3 p.m. today, and all day Monday.

Funeral services will be announced at a later time.

Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

Mary Rasor

Mary A. Rasor, of Chattanooga, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010.

She was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Piqua, Ohio, the daughter of Leroy and Lova Davis Willcox.

She graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1951 and was married on Jan. 24, 1953 to Dale B. Rasor, who preceded her in death on March 18, 2008.

She is survived by a sister Chloveta Groff, of Piqua. And her children; three daughters, Deborah A. Torode and her husband Michael, Pasadena, Calif., Cynthia L. Furst and her husband Dennis Rowan, Windsor, Calif., and Barbara J. Rasor, Aiken, S.C.; two sons, Steven D. Rasor, Chattanooga, and David E. Rasor, El Paso, Texas; one granddaughter, Maddie Gordon, daughter of Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.; two grandsons, Michael and Mathew Torode, both of Pasadena.

The family has requested cremation.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 519 E. Fourth St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Louis Rinkus

Louis Paul Rinkus, 89, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in the Hospice Care Unit at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga after a long decline.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1920, to the late Louis and Anna Renkus in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was graduated from Mount Lebanon High School and enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh until the outbreak of World War II, when he served as a U.S. Navy blimp pilot attaining the rank of commander. Following the war, he returned to college and was graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and earned a graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin. After a 30-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency, Lou and his wife retired to Asheville, N.C., in 1980. He was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church and served many years at St Eugene's Parish. He was a member of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus. Lou Rinkus did pastoral counseling in the Western North Carolina prison system, and he was an adjunct instructor of mathematics at the Asheville Buncombe Technical College. Lou was for many years a member of the Grove Park Inn Golf Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Else and two brothers, Anthony and Eric.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Finnegan Rinkus, of Chattanooga; two children, Carolyn Rinkus Thompson and spouse, Roger G Brown, of Chattanooga, and Paul F. Rinkus and spouse, Sharon Haber Rinkus, of Shrewsbury Mass.; as well as four grandchildren, Caroline A. Thompson, of Los Angeles, J. Austin Thompson, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Christopher L. Rinkus and Alexander S. Rinkus, both of Washington D.C.

A family memorial service will be held in Asheville in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that you donate to the Hospice of Chattanooga.

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

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

Millie Scott

Millie Jean Scott, 82, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

Mrs. Scott was born in Chickamauga, Ga., and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she served as treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Eugene Scott; her parents; sister, Joyce Gilley; and brother-in-law, Austin Ellis.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelley Wells and her husband, Sam; grandson, Richard Scott Wells; granddaughter, Samantha Wells Pitkin and her husband, Caleb; sister, Betty Ellis; and brother-in-law, Maurice Gilley.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Trull officiating and visitation one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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.

Anna Small

Anna "Bettye" Reba Correll Small, 86, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in Palm Bay, Fla., with her family by her side.

Born in Meigs County, Tenn., she was the 12th of 14 children and preceded in death by husband, Robert Small.

She is survived by one son, Robert (Karen) Small, of Ringgold, Ga.; two daughters, Carole (Hoyt) Roberts, of Melbourne Beach, Fla., Donna Bandy, of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Thompson; of Rockwood, Tenn.: several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life was held in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Doris Smith

Doris Petty Smith, 78, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louise and David Petty. Doris had been a member of East Lake Baptist Church since the age of 18 and a member of East Ridge Baptist Church since the two merged. Her Sunday school class held a special place in her heart, and she enjoyed worshipping the Lord through church music.

She graduated from Central High School's class of 1950, and was a member of the Honor Society. Mrs. Smith became a South Central Bell teller upon graduating from high school. She and her co-workers enjoyed working together and being members of the Telephone Pioneers. What she loved most about her job was that it enabled her to work part-time and be home with her children. After 45 years of service, Mrs. Smith retired. After retirement, she went to work part-time at Park Place Restaurant as a cashier, where she enjoyed socializing with old friends and getting to know new ones.

Mrs. Smith adored her children and made them a priority in her life. She was extremely involved in their schools, being PTA president at East Lake Elementary School and a lifetime PTA member at McBrien Elementary School. Doris did her best not to miss a school function or athletic event that her children were involved in. Her family and friends referred to her as "the thumbprint lady" because she made the best little thumbprint around!

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth J. Smith; her son, Kenny Smith (Sammye); her daughters, Sheree (Ricky) Ratchford, Kathy (Kenny) Kimsey, Marie (Donnie) Pryor, Becky (Stan) Cushen; her 10 grandchildren, Joey (Emily) Smith, Heather (Jason) Wamack, Casey (Lee) Smith, Kendra Kimsey, Brooke (Keven) Flanagan, Kristopher Kimsey, Jeremy Pryor, Spencer Cushen, Cody Pryor, Katie Cushen; her six great-grandchildren, Carter and Hudson Wamack, Gracy and Carly Smith, Taylor Boehm and Asher Flanagan; and her only sister Anne McElroy.

Memorial donations may be made to Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter at 315 Gillespie Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411; or the American Alzheimer's Association.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the East Ridge Baptist Church Activities Building with Dr. Ronnie Mitchell officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ralph White, Jack Bates, Jack Goodlet, Dale Mabee, Danny Mabee and Erskine Mabee.

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.

Ronald Spear

Ronald Neal Spear, 57, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, faithful husband, father, poppy, brother, uncle and church member, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

He was a deacon at Calvary Bible Church and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after 24 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Leo Spear Jr.

A member of the 212th Transportation Unit and the Garrison Unit, he was activated during the Desert Shield/Storm War as an air arrival and departure first sergeant.

Ron was a graduate of Dade County High School and attended Chattanooga State Community College and several Military Schools and Austin Peay State University. He attended Mid South Beauty School and received several awards for his styling competition. For the past five years he has served as account manager at CSSI. He was a member of the Chattanooga Chapter of Christian Motorcycle Association.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dale Gilbert Spear, of East Ridge; two sons, Chris Spear and his wife, Wendy, of Chattanooga, David Spear, of Indiana; granddaughter, Hannah Spear, of Chattanooga; mother, Betty Spear, of Red Bank; brother, Kenneth Spear and wife, Shirley, of Chickamauga, Ga.; sister, Teresa Handley and husband Ed, of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews. Three loving Yorkies Tori, Mollee and LuLu.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010, at Calvary Bible Church, 4300 Mountain Creek Road, Red Bank, with the Rev. John Lanham and P.D. Booth officiating.

There will be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service at the church.

Burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund at Chattanooga Christian School or to the Big Brother Big Sister of America organization of Chattanooga.

Ruby Stafford

Ruby Etter Stafford, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at her home.

She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Ollie Phillips Crumley; and daughter-in-law, Jeanie Stafford.

She is survived by her husband, James Bill Stafford, Ooltewah; son, Fred Stafford, Ooltewah; granddaughter, Jodi Taylor, Cleveland, Tenn.; brothers, Ed Crumley and Orville Crumley, both of Ringgold, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Underwood and Rev. Ricky Kesley officiating.

Interment will follow in Plowman Cemetery.

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

The family will receive friends noon-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Mike Thatcher

John Michael Thatcher, 82, a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, following a brief illness.

The youngest son of Alfred and Miriam Thatcher, he attended Bright School and Baylor School in Chattanooga. After graduating from Westtown School in Pennsylvania in 1945, Mike served in the U.S. Army until 1947. He graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1951 and served as president of the UC Alumni Association in 1953.

As an export manager, Mike was employed at Standard Coosa Thatcher and participated in many international trade groups. He joined with other local businessmen to establish the World Trade Council in Chattanooga. In the1980s, Mike was instrumental in founding the Chattanooga Food Bank.

Mike loved nature and enjoyed exploring local lakes, rivers and hiking trails. He loved hiking the National Park Service trails on Lookout Mountain and worked as a trail volunteer. He served as a caretaker at Reflection Riding and a volunteer at the Chattanooga Nature Center.

Mike was an active member of the Unity congregations in Chattanooga, serving on the board of directors of Christ Unity, as a Course in Miracles facilitator, and as a founding member of the Unity of Chattanooga congregation.

Mike was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Hibbard Thatcher.

Mike is survived by his brother, David Thatcher; sister-in-law Ruby Thatcher; stepson, Said Nuseibeh; nieces, Maris Thatcher Meyerson and Ellen Thatcher Barrett; nephews, Todd Thatcher and Jonathan Thatcher, all of California, and nephew, Alan Thatcher, of Chicago; many local cousins, including first cousin Joe Thatcher; and dear friends.

The family extends their appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Life Care Center of East Ridge for their support of the family and compassionate care of Mike during his transition.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Mike's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at Unity of Chattanooga, 604 Black St., Chattanooga, TN 37405.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Chattanooga Food Bank.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

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

Bonnie Thompson

Bonnie Lee Thompson, 86, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Thompson was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers; her husband, Dennis A. Thompson; and her son, Roger McDowell.

Survivors are her children, Sharon Brooks, Chattanooga, Ronnie (Vickie) Thompson, Ooltewah, and Karen (Wayne) Grasham, Signal Mountain; brother, Bill Tanner, Henagar, Ala.; grandchildren, Dathan Findley, Ginger Shields, Duran, Jeremy and Jessica Thompson, Kyle Grasham, John, Blaze and Will McDowell; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Nix officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Daniel Turner

Daniel C. Turner, 62, of Harrison, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service.

Mary Westerman

Mary Elizabeth Doutaz Westerman 95, a resident of Chattanooga for 45 years, died Friday Feb. 19, 2010, at a local health care center.

She was a faithful member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Mary "Tince" Westerman was born in Louisville, Ky., and after obtaining her registered nursing degree from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, she pursued a medical career which culminated in private-duty nursing for many of Chattanooga's leading families. She also supported her husband's naval career of 30 years moving the family every two years from Kentucky to Hawaii and stations in between.

Mrs. Westerman was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward of 62 years; daughter, Suzanne Westerman Daugherty; parents, Maurice and Margaret Doutaz, and seven of eight siblings, the sole immediate family survivor being her sister, Rita Eicher of Louisville, Ky. She is also survived by one son, Michael and wife, Mary Davenport Westerman, of Signal Mountain; four grandchildren; Edward M. Westerman Jr., of Nashville, John Graham Westerman of Christiansburg, Va., Laura Smith Chaplin, of Fort Collins, Colo. and Anna Jane Smith, of Austin, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Morgan Chaplin, Ed Chaplin and Thomas Westerman; along with a multitude of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staffs at the Alexian Health Care Center and Carestone Assisted Living for their compassionate care of our mother over the last seven years.

Visitation will be held prior to 11:15 a.m. funeral services at the Alexian Chapel, Signal Mountain, on Wednesday Feb. 24.

Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ladies of Charity/Greater Good Thrift Shop, 2821 Rossville Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37407.

Condolences may be sent to www.lanefh.com.

Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.

Frances Westfield

Frances Westfield, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in a local hospital.

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

James White

James Michael White, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

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

Madeleine Whitten

Madeleine Wilson Whitten, 88, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Memorial North Park Hospital.

Mrs. Whitten was considered to be the matriarch of Mississippi Avenue since she and her husband, John, had lived there over 55 years. She took great pride in her neighborhood and yard. She won many North Chattanooga beautification awards for her efforts.

She was an avid gardener and could be seen working from sun-up to sundown tending her roses, feeding the goldfish or pruning the shrubs.

Mrs. Whitten was born in Kingsport, Tenn., but spent most of her childhood in Athens before moving to Chattanooga where she met and married John B. Whitten.

The family would like to thank Dr. Minton, the emergency room doctor who took care of Mrs. Whitten when she entered the hospital; surgeon Dr. Chavarria who was so kind and patient with the family; and RN Patrick who showed great concern and empathy for the family Wednesday night. We would also like to thank Dr. Jack McCallie, mother's personal physician, for always treating Mrs. Whitten with dignity and respect.

Mrs. Whitten leaves her husband of 69 years, John B. Whitten; four children, John R. Whitten, Joy Ward (Richard) Hempy, Richard K. Whitten and Stephen D. (Linda) Whitten, all of Chattanooga; one brother, John Maxwell of Ringgold, Ga.; three grandchildren, David (Kim) Hempy, Brian Hempy, of Columbia S.C., and Kendall Ward (Brad) Rogers, of Houston, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Karis and Brycen Hempy, of Chattanooga, and Nolan and Connor Hempy, of Columbia.

Mrs. Whitten was a devout Christian and we know that she is now lovingly in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

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

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

Rev. James Williams

The Rev. James W. "J.W." Williams, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in Chattanooga.

He served as a minister of First Baptist Church of Avondale and was employed at EPB.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Malissie Williams; brothers, the Rev. Monroe Williams, Albert Williams and Standford WIlliams; sister, Sabrather Hardaway.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy A. Williams; Sabrina N. (Altinzo) Williams Thomas; grandchild, Annalyse Janae Thomas; brothers, the Rev. Roy Williams, Memphis, Willie Williams, Chattanooga; sister, Ruthie Corbin, Memphis; sister-in-law, Margaret Williams; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Second Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul A. McDaniel officiating and the Rev. Eddie Jacks, eulogist.

Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Memphis National Cemetery.

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

Gertrude Wooten

Gertrude Freeman Wooten, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at her residence in Ten Mile, Tenn.

She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area before moving to Ten Mile two months ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Wooten; son, Gary Wooten; three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. C.F. Strickland officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

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

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

TENNESSEE

Virgil Beavert

DUNLAP -- Virgil Howard Beavert, 84, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a longtime member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a charter member of Mount Airy Baptist Church. He was a member of Dunlap Masonic Lodge 693 F&AM for 57 years; Bledsoe County Court, 19 years; Bledsoe County Election Commission, 23 years.

Mr. Beavert was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Mamie Minton Beavert, brothers, Thomas Beavers and Frank Beavers.

Survivors include wife, Jewell Merriman Henson Beavers, Dunlap; daughter, Deborah Beavert; grandson, Ben Rigsby, Southern Pines, N.C.; granddaughters, Leah (Stephen) Locklear and Hannah Rigsby, North Carolina; stepsons, Riley (Carol) Henson and Sammy (Julie) Henson, Dunlap; stepdaughter, Candace (Greg) Barley, Dunlap; stepgrandsons, Keith Bartley, Brett Bartley, Noah Bartley, Jacob Henson, Josh Henson and Andy Henson; special sister-in-law, Ann Hixson Beavert; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. CST Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in the Ewton Funeral Home chapel with Brother Bill Cross, Brother Virgil Powell and Brother Greg Bartley officiating.

Burial in Pope Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Phillip Beavert, Ben Rigsby, Brett Bartley, Josh Henson, Jacob Henson and Jason Eames.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. CST today.

Online guest book-www.ewtonftuieralhome.com.

Arrangements by Ewton Funeral Home, 6936 Highway 28, Dunlap, TN 37327.

Velma Cannon

PALMER -- Velma Louise White Cannon, 93, died Friday Feb. 19, 2010.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Myrtle Tate White; husband, Scott Cannon; brothers, James, Paul, Grady and Roy White; sisters, Edna Burnett, Hallie Jean Lankford, Olena White and Reva Jo McPherson Henry.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Louise (Bob) Stinnett, of Palmer, and Faye E. "Perkie" (Bob) Greene, of Starke, Fla.; sister, Mary Lillian Henderson, of Chattanooga; six grandchildren, Beth, Stephanie, Kay, Bobby, Jim and Richard; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CST Monday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Ray Winton and Riley Anderson officiating with burial to follow in the Palmer City Cemetery.

Online condolences at laynefuneralhome.com.

Visitation after 3-8 p.m. CST today at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer.

Frances Hale

GUILD -- Frances Myers Hale, 90, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Windlands Assisted Living in Nashville.

One of two daughters born to the late George and Bertie Mae Pope Myers, she lived most of her life in Guild, where she attended the Guild public schools and then Marion County High School, where she graduated in 1933. She married John Thomas Hale Jr. on Sept. 23, 1938, and they had two children, Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" and Wendell Pope Hale. She was a member of Hale's Chapel United Methodist Church in Guild and was the Postmaster at the Guild post office for 28 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, J.T. Hale; son, Wendell Hale; sister, Anna Nell Curton; sisters-in-law, Frances H. Conner and Ethel H. Conner; brothers-in-law, Harvey, Ed and Fonzy Hale and Paul Brown.

She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Andy Anderson, of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Nellie Hale Brown, of Guild, and Bertie Hale, of Manchester, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Jasper Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home on at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, with the Rev. Vernon Windom and the Rev. Paul Hopson officiating.

Interment will be in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper.

The family will gather with friends for visitation from 4-8 p.m. CST on Monday, Feb. 22, at Rogers Funeral Home in Jasper, Tenn.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Vanessa Hogan and her staff at Windlands Assisted Living for the 10 years of tender, loving care they provided to Mrs. Hale.

"We love you, Mom, and we will miss you," Love, Betty & Andy.

Steven Robertson

DUNLAP -- Steven Raymond Robertson, 45, died Thursday Feb. 18, 2010, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Scott and James Robertson.

He is survived by his daughter, Megan Robertson; parents, Peg and Elmer Robertson; friend, Burt Millsaps.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. CST Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gerald Casson officiating.

Burial will be in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. CST Monday.

Russell Thurman

SPRING CITY -- Russell. E. Thurman, 66, died Friday. Feb. 19, 2010, at his residence.

He was a lifetime resident of Rhea County. He loved working on cars and small engines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Dorothy McDaniel Thurman; sister Irene Stinnett; brother, Wendell Thurman.

Survivors include wife, Mary Thurman, of Spring City; two sons, Scott (Jessica) Thurman, of Spring City, Kelly (Misty) Thurman, of Pikeville, Tenn.; stepson, Tim Stokes, Chattanooga; daughter, Dawn (Millard) Wilson, of Spring City; sister, Maxine (Bill) Garrett, of Dayton Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, two nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Wilky officiating.

Honorary pallbearers Jimmy Jones, Bill and Chris Garrett, Timmy Elkins, and Millard and Eric Wilson.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Dayton.

Shirley Worley

DUNLAP -- Shirley Vandergriff Worley, 65, died Friday night, Feb. 19, 2010.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Brother Rab Ramsey officiating.

Burial will be in Palmer Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Putnam-Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, Dunlap.

Visitation today 6-9 p.m. CST.

GEORGIA

Kenneth Hales

RISING FAWN -- Kenneth Lee Hales, 65, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

He was a longtime resident of the New Salem Community on Lookout Mountain, he served in the U.S. Navy and retired from TVA.

Kenneth enjoyed operating ham radio, guns and was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred McSpadden Hales; and his parents, William and Delenia Hales.

Survivors include his son, David and wife, Stephanie Hales, son Allan Hales, all of Rising Fawn; two sisters, Phyllis Louise Hales and Sheila Hales, both of Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Devon Wolfe and Cassidy Perry.

There are no services or visitation.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.

Millie Holcomb

CARTERSVILLE -- Millie Jane Holcomb, 77, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010.

She was the daughter of the late Jesse W. Collett and the late Mary Ellen Teague Collett.

Survivors include her son Randall Holcomb, of Canton, Ga.; and daughter, Janet Nally; her sister, Janett McDaniel, of LaFayette, Ga.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association of Georgia.

James Holland

GAINESVILLE -- James "Jim" Hamilton Holland, 83, formerly of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Limestone Heritage, Gainesville.

He was born in Catoosa County to the late James Hamilton and Lula Marie Brown Holland. He was a former employee of Tri-County Hospital, now known as Hutcheson Medical Center. He was also a former employee of W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe.

He had resided for the past 35 years in the Jefferson and Gainesville areas, where he had operated a Thrift Store in Athens, Ga.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Nichols, Fannette Nichols, Rose Long, Sue Hullender; brothers, Burton, Bill and Ira Frank Holland, Roy, Harold and Bob Anderson, all formerly of Ringgold.

He is survived by his sister, Catherine Holland Gulledge, of Ringgold, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, and funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ralph Long and the Rev. Garland Hullender officiating.

Burial will follow in Woodstation Cemetery, Ringgold.

Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

Marjorie Hulsey

RINGGOLD -- Marjorie Jeanette Hulsey, 71, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at her residence.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. David Brown and the Rev. Terry Trivette officiating.

Interment in National Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service.

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

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

L.J. McCutchins

SUMMERVILLE -- L.J. Jaxson McCutchins, 4 months, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.

Survivors include parents, LuShawn McCutchins and Mallory McGraw; grandparents, Pam McGraw, Ailene McCutchins, Marshall and Sheila Price; great-grandmother, Jean Crabtree.

Services noon today, Feb. 21, at Mason Funeral Home.

Burial: Summerville Cemetery.

Visitation: today, 11 a.m.-noon.

Milton Nuckolls

SUMMERVILLE -- Milton Nuckolls, 78, died Friday Feb. 19, 2010.

Survivors: wife, Mary Ruth Hutchins Nuckolls; son, Byron Nuckolls; grandson, Nate Nuckolls; sister, Nancy Young; brother, Andy Nuckolls.

Graveside service is 3:30 p.m. today, Feb. 21, at Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation: 2 p.m. today until funeral hour at Mason Funeral Home.

Thomas Swann

FORT OGLETHORPE -- Thomas C. Swann, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

Survivors include his wife, Gail and family.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Private memorial services will be held with Mack Stephens, Tommy's best friend and neighbor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

Arrangements by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

Belvis Swanson

RINGGOLD -- Belvis L. Swanson, 75, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

Mr. Swanson was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Gertude Swanson; brothers, Harlan, Marvin, Ben, Dewey and Bobby Swanson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy Swanson, Ringgold; sons, William (Becky) Swanson, George (Misti) Swanson; daughters, Rhonda (Mark) Davis, Deidra (Jeff) Ransom; sisters, Martha Crawford, Kitty Self, Dessie Lou Swanson; eight grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicholas, Sarah, Leah, Jeremy, Benjamin, Hunter and Jacob; four great-grandchildren, Jesslyn, Jay, Chance, Sadie.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Mason and Dr. William Swanson officiating.

Interment will follow in Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Frank Williams

LaFAYETTE -- Frank Edward "Paw Paw" Williams, 69, departed this life Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

He was born in Walker County to the late Arthur Lee Williams and Mildred Williams Jones. He also was preceded in death by his son, James Edward Williams; and brother, Joe Lee Williams.

Frank retired from Mayfield Dairy Farms after 40 years of service as a route salesman and was a member of Crawfish Masonic Lodge. He attended Cowboy Church in LaFayette.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara Williams, of LaFayette; daughters, Sandra (Dean) Miller, of Rossville, Lissa (Jay) Watson, of Canton, Ga.; siblings, Judy Mitchell, Sue Williams, Kaye Fowler, Ray Jones, all of Chattanooga, Sandy Harden, Gene Williams, Jim Jones, all of LaFayette, Faye Mobley, of Atlanta, Millie Thrash, of Rossville; grandchildren, Jody, Lil Dean, Danielle, Jacob, Garrett; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, in the chapel with Pastor Randy Harden officiating.

Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends after 3 p.m. Monday, all day Tuesday and prior to the service Wednesday.

Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

ALABAMA

Alvin Cagle

HIGDON -- Alvin Nelson Cagle, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Cagle was lifelong Jackson County farmer.

Survivors include wife, June Cagle; son, Pernell Cagle, Higdon; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and LeAnn Cagle, Flat Rock, Ala.; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Joe Cortes, Merkel, Texas; Dale Ann and Michael Wells, Ider, Ala.; sister, Bessie Griffith, Davenport, Fla.; grandchildren, Paula Lamasters, Steven Smith, Crystal D. Estlinbaum, Michala Wells Cloud, Michael Wells, Zachary Cagle, Levi Cagle and Brock Cagle; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel.

Family will receive friends from 2-7 p.m. CST today and Monday.

Grace Moses

FYFFE -- Grace Moses, 98, died on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Crossville Health & Rehab.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. CST today, Feb. 21, 2010, at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens.

Visitation today from noon-2 p.m. CST.

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