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PEARL BLEVINS
Mrs. Pearl Fugatt Blevins, 90, of New England, died Thursday, Sept. 14 [2000], at her residence. She was a member of the New England Baptist Church and was a retired teacher from the Dade County School System, a member of Delta Kappa Gama Sorority. Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Blevins. Survivors include: one daughter, Virginia Wallin, Wildwood; one son, Russell Blevins, Wildwood; four granddaughters; two great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Flowers officiating. Interment was in Payne Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the New England Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were by Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton. 

ROXIE BLEVINS
Mrs. Roxie Blevins, 96, of Flat Rock, Ala. (Shiloh Community), died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, in Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Ider, Ala. She had five generations of family. Mrs. Blevins was preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Rich" Blevins; one daughter, Ivalee Blevins; three sons, Cleve, R.M. and Floyd Blevins; two brothers, Gurley and Joe Young; one sister, Idella Woods. Survivors include: one son, Olen Blevins, Flat Rock, Ala.; four daughters, Mary Sue Stephens, Geneva Bearden, both of Flat Rock, Ala., Faye Oliver, Ooltewah, Tenn., Nell Hale, Rossville; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services was held Saturday, Sept. 16, in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Elders Warren C. Meadows, Ralph Heard and Rayford Brown officiating. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery in Ider, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala. 

IDA BROWN
Mrs. Ida Mae Stephens Brown, 94, of Ider, Ala., died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in Crown Health Care in Fort Payne, Ala. She was born in Hall County. She was a member of Forrest Hill Methodist Church in Ider, Ala. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Chasteen F. Brown; parents, Leonard and Elizabeth Voyles Stephens. Survivors include: one son, Roy Joe Brown, Ider, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Barbara Brown, Ider, Ala.; one daughter, Betty Ruth Buffington, Ider, Ala.; one brother, Lionel Stephens, Guntersville, Ala.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today at 1 p.m. in the Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leldon Hardin, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens in Rainsville, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala. 

ELSIE RIDDLE
Mrs. Elsie Marie Littleton Riddle, 91, of Rising Fawn, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at the residence of her daugher. She was a member of the Rising Fawn Baptist Church. Mrs. Riddle was preceded in death by her husband Bill Riddle, Sr. Survivors include: four daughters, Marie Smith and Bety Wallin, both of Rising Fawn, Virginia Steele, Lawrenceville, and Barbara Smith, Wildwood; two sons, Bill and Ernie Riddle, both of Rising Fawn; one sister, Helen Mussleman, Florence, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 14, in Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Jensen officiating. Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens in Trenton. Arrangements were by Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton. 

MARY SIMONS
Mrs. Mary "Lou" Ackison Simons, 73, of Dade County, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in a local hospital. She was originally from Charleroi, Pa., a long-time resident of the Hixson area and currently was a resident of Dade County. She was a 1949 graduate of Penn State University and was a founding member of the Penn State Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She was a member of the Privateer Yacht Club for 33 years and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include: husbnad, Ken Simons; one son, Bill Simons, Wildwood; daughter-in-law, Sherry Simmons, Wildwood; three grandchildren, Kelly, Brian and Marc Simons, all of Wildwood; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel with the Rev. Jack Wilson and the Rev. Eddie Cantrell officiating. A private burial was held in Chattanooga U.S. National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

DEWEY BRADFORD
Clarence Dewey Bradford, 85, a life long resident of Rising Fawn, GA passed away at his home Sunday April 8, 2001. Mr. Bradford operated Bradford's Barber Shop for 30 years, was a retired carpenter, a member of Masonic Lodge #179 for 53 years and a member and former choir director or Rising Fawn Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Lott and Sarah Allen Bradford, son, Dewey Wayne Bradford, four sisters and nine brothers. Survivors include his wife of 61 years Margaret C. Bradford, Rising Fawn; Son and daughter in law Robert Dion and Linda H. Bradford, Rising Fawn; one grandson and wife Bruce D. and Deborah Bradford, Cleveland, TN, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel of Moore Funeral Home, Trenton, GA with Reverends Fred Bradford, Henry Hooper and Billy Wallace officiating. Interment was held in Hannah Cemetery, Rising Fawn, GA. Memorial Contributions may be made to Georgia Baptist Children's Home or Masonic Children's Home of Macon Georgia. Arrangements were by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton . 

OLA CRAWFORD
Mrs. Ola Belle Marshall Crawford, 90, of Covington, died Wednesday, April 4 [2001], in Starcrest Nursing Facility in Conyers. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by her parents, William Riley and Lozie O'Dell Marshall; husband, Raymond F. Crawford; a daughter, Una C. Marona; two brothers, Dennis and Amon Marshall; a sister, Lou Ann Avans. Survivors include: several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, April 5, in Beulah Chapel Cemetery in Cartersville, Ala., with the Rev. Daniel Doresk officiating. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala. 

LILA MCCORD
Mrs. Lila Annie McCord, 86, Flat Rock, Ala., died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at her residence. She was born in Dutton, Ala., the daughter of Tremp and Ida Leola Fleming and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Mrs. McCord was preceded in death by her husband, Albin McCord; daughter, Carolyn Guy; brother, Elmer Fleming; sister, Vernie Anderson; grandsons, Chris, Greg, and Lamar McCord. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, T.W. and Faye McCord, Rainsville, Ala., J.W. "Bucky" and Levoda McCord, Ider, Ala.; daughter, Judy Pope, Ider, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, in Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. O.A. Bethune officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Corner Stone Funeral Home in Ider, Ala. 

MATTIE OTT
Mrs. Mattie Mae Ott, 77, of Trenton, died Sunday, April 8 [2001]. She was a life-long resident of Sand Mountain, a homemaker and a member of the Floral Crest Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Ott was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Lillie Cloud. Survivors include: husband, Henry Levoy Ott; one daughter, Teresa Sampson, Bryant, Ala.; one son, Jerry Levoy Ott, Trenton; one sister, Betty Anderton, Bryant, Ala.; three brothers, Vernon Cloud, Chattanooga, Ray Cloud, Trenton, and Claude Cloud, Jr., Murphy, N.C.; two grandchildren, Tracy Atkins, Jerry Levoy Ott Jr.; one great-granddaughter, Ashley Lowe. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, in Sand Mountain Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Marvin Glass officiating. Interment was in Stephens Cemetery. Arrangements were by Moore Funeral Home in Bryant, Ala. 

GEORGE SCOTT
Rev. George Hughes Scott, 70, of Bryant, Ala., died Wednesday, April 4 [2001], at a local hospital. He had been a Baptist minister for 38 years and was also a member of the Ider, Ala. Masonic Lodge, and veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Gladys Scott; infant son, George Everette Scott; two brothers, Manuel and Wesley Scott. Survivors include: wife, Flora Lorene Scott; three daughters, Debra McCarty, Phyllis French, Alisha Price, all of Bryant, Ala; one son, Michael Scott, Sr., Bryant, Ala.; six sisters, Jane and Mary Smith, Alpha Avans, Zella Morris, all of Trenton, Leola Smith, Jasper, Tenn., and Leatha Atchley, Bryant, Ala.; three brothers, Connor and Jim Scott, both of Trenton, and Delbert Scott, Jasper, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 8, in Trenton Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Thompson and the Rev. Jimmy Hixson and the Rev. Brent Smith officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Bryant, Ala. Arrangements were by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton. 

PATRICIA SMITH
Mrs. Patricia K. "Eller" Smith, 43, of Pisgah, Ala. died Friday, April 6 [2001], in Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her father, James William Eller, Sr. Survivors include: husband, Glen P. Smith, Fyffe, Ala.; mother, Mrs. Rena Eller, Pisgah, Ala.; two brothers, Allen Eller, Chattanooga, Tenn., Bill Eller, Flat Rock, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Woods, Henagar, Ala., Marilyn Marlowe, Rising Fawn. Graveside services were held Sunday, April 8, in the White Hall Cemetery in Fort Payne, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala. 

MARY KIRK
Mary Clara McMahan Kirk, 86, of Rising Fawn died Monday, May 14 [2001]. She was retired from Synascan Electronics as lead operator in the wiring department. She was a member of the Rising Fawn United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of Rising Fawn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Asa and Cecil McMahan. Survivors include: husband, Charlie Kirk, Rising Fawn; two daughters, Rosemary Moses, Chattanooga, Suzanne Atchley, Rising Fawn; two sons, David Kirk, Clearmont, Fla., Derrell Kirk, Fort Oglethorpe; two sisters, Ruth Boren, Chattanooga, Henrietta West, Chickamauga; two brothers, Sonny McMahan, Hixson, Tenn., Charles McMahan, Rising Fawn; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, in Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Doyal and Dwayne Kirk officiating. Interment was in Hanna Cemetery in Rising Fawn. Arrangements were by Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton. 

DOYLE MOORE
Doyle S. Moore, 72, of Henagar, Ala., died Monday, June 4 [2001], at his residence in Henagar, Ala. He was born in Jackson County, Ala., and a was member of the Happy Home Baptist Church. He was a veteran having served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force also retiring from Cherokee Hosiery Mill in Fort Payne. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, Manis H. and Nancy E. Davis Moore.; one son, Guy Wade Moore and a brother, Harold Loyd Moore. Survivors include: wife, Margaret Odom Moore, Henagar, Ala.; five sons, Gregory W. Moore, Ocala, Fla., Larry W. Odom, Sylvania, Ala., Bobby R. Odom, Knoxville, Tenn., Gary J. Odom, Fort Payne, Ala., James V. Odom, Henagar, Ala.; two daughters, Mittie Hamrick, Mt. Park, and Shelia Shewbert, Statham; one brother, Lonnie Moore, Henagar, Ala.; two sisters, Lonnie Moore, Henagar, Ala., Annie Laura Roach, Atlanta; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Fuller Cemetery in Ider, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala. 

DORIS WEATHERS
Doris Geraldine Weathers, 73, of Rising Fawn died Tuesday, May 29 [2001]. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Mrs. Weathers was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Weathers. Survivors include: seven daughters, Sarah Leverett, Ginger Scruggs and Barbara Wallin, all of Rising Fawn, Lillian Ginn, Henagar, Ala., Faye Leverett, Trenton, Thresa Beck, Dawsonville, Doris Jean Byrd, Atlanta; five sons, Tony, Jessie, and Joe Weathers, all of Trenton, Bobby and Marion Weathers, both of Rising Fawn; 32 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, in Moore Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Townson officiating. Interment was in Sarah's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton. 

NANCY JOHNSTON
Nancy E. Johnston, 76, of Chattanooga died Sunday at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. Johnston was preceded in death by her daughter, Ellen Casteel. Survivors include: husband, Charlie W. Johnston; four daughters, Louise McIntire, Panama City Beach, Fla., Mattie Buffington, Trenton, Teresa Gifford and Donna Davis, both of Chattanooga; two sons, Carl Johnston, Bakewell, Tenn., Charles "Bo" Johnston, Chattanooga; two sisters, Bonnie Wooten, Dallas, and Doris Fraizer, Chatsworth; one brother, Pete Layman, Hamilton, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in a private burial in the U.S. National Cemetery. Arrangements were by South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home in Rossville.  [Published Wednesday, August 29, 2001].

EVIE MAYNOR
Evie Beatrice Maynor, 99, of Pisgah, Ala., died Aug. 20. She was born in Jackson County, Ala., and was a member of the Pisgah Baptist Church. Maynor was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Oscar Maynor. Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Garvis Miles, Pisgah, Ala., Velda "Polly" and Jack Hicks, Pisgah, Ala., Bobbie and Howard Waddell, Tuscumbia, Ala.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Skelton, Rossville; two brothers, Harold Adams, Rossville, Floyd Adams, Kingston, Tenn. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery in Dutton, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala.  [Published Wednesday, August 29, 2001].

ELSIE REYNOLDS
Elsie DeVena Reynolds, 81, a resident of Trenton for 55 years, died Saturday in a local hospital. She was a housewife and was a Baptist. Reynolds was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Reynolds; two sons, Joe and Jean Gregory; one sister, Selma Ann Curry. Survivors include: two daughters, and sons-in-law, Lillian and Don Leach, Helan and Ralph Geddie, all of Trenton; one son, Robert Reynolds, Trenton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Monday at the Town Creek Cemetery in Rainsville, Ala., with the Rev. Alan Flowers officiating. Arrangements were by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.  [Published Wednesday, August 29, 2001].

CORA SMOTHERS
Cora Lee Smothers, 78, of Henagar, Ala., died Saturday in BMC/DeKalb Medical Center in Fort Payne, Ala. She was a life-long resident of DeKalb County, Ala., and was a member of Lea's Chapel Bapist Church in Henagar, Ala. Smother was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lera Horton Williams; husband, W.V. Smothers, Sr.; and brother, Jack Williams. Survivors include: three sons, W.V. Smothers, Jr., Henagar, Ala., Orren Smothers, Fort Payne, Ala., Winford Peavy Smothers, Plain City, Ohio; one daughter, Linda Cecil, Sevierville, Tenn.; one sister, Nell Smothers, Henagar, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Henline and the Rev. Dan Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment was in Liberty Cemetery in Henagar, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala.  [Published Wednesday, August 29, 2001].

CLARA BEAVERS
Clara Hazel Beavers, 80, of Scottsboro, Ala., died Sept. 28 in Jackson County Hospital in Scottsboro, Ala. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Scottsboro, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Maggie Lue Matthews King; husband, Marvin A. Beavers; three brothers, Grady, Henry, and Leslie King; son-in-law, Harrel Rollins; two sisters, Margaret Shiflett and Opal Lawson. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Waylon and Linda Beavers, Pisgah, Ala.; daughter, Alice Fay Rollins, Scottsboro, Ala.; brother, Richard King, Pisgah, Ala.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 30, in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Erby Shankles and the Rev. Ronald Roberts officiating. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery in Pisgah, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala.   [Published Wednesday, October 3, 2001].

DAISY EDWARDS
Daisy E. Shrader Edwards, 83, of Pisgah, Ala., Rosalie Community, died Sept. 26 at her residence. She was born in Jackson County, Ala. and was a member of Macklin Baptist Church in Rosalie, Ala. Edwards was preceded in death by seven brothers; one sister; and parents, George W. and Mahalie Jane Baker Shrader. Survivors include: husband, Jimmy Edwards, Pisgah, Ala.; son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Kathy Edwards, Pisgah, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Douglas Farmer, Pisgah, Ala.; grandchildren, Adrienne and Jeff Mitchell, Jennifer Farmer, Haley Edwards, Dustin and Daniel Edwards; great-grandchild, Dillyn Mitchell. Funeral services were held Sept. 28 in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Bass and the Rev. Bud Durham officiating. Interment was in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Jackson County, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala.   [Published Wednesday, October 3, 2001].

VERDELL HAWKINS
Verdell Hawkins, 64, of Trenton died Sept. 30. He was a retired saddle maker and was of the Holiness faith. Hawkins was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Susie Belle Reeves Hawkins. Survivors include: daughter, Angie Cox, Bryant, Ala.; son, Claylan V. Hawkins, Bryant, Ala.; half-sister, Charlotte Carr, Bryant, Ala.; brother, James Edward Hawkins, Bryant, Ala.; two granddaughters, Valerie M. Hawkins, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Amanda Marie Cox, Bryant, Ala.; grandson, Brian C. Hawkins, Bryant, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today at 1 p.m., in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Aaron Britt officiating. Interment will follow in Reeves Cemetery in Trenton. Arrangements were by Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton.   [Published Wednesday, October 3, 2001].

LEROY SMITH
Leroy Smith, 69, of the Ider Community Henagar, Ala., died Sept. 29, in Crowne Health Care in Fort Payne, Ala. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Ider, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conley and Rosie Lea Smith. Survivors include: several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 1, in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Melvin Slatten and the Brother Steve Lea officiating. Interment was in Mountain Home Cemetery in Ider, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala.   [Published Wednesday, October 3, 2001].

ANN VEAL
Ann Veal, 82, of Ider, Ala., died Sept. 28 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Veal; two brothers, Alec and Andy Hurst; three brothers, Ola Shaw, Tola Bethune and Josie Crawford. Survivors include: daughter, Sue Smith; niece, Janie Crane; nephew, Jimmy Hurst; brother-in-law, George N. Crawford; sister-in-law, Stella Hurst. Funeral services were held Sept. 30 in Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Ellison and the Rev. O.A. Bethune officiating. Interment was in Welden Cemetery. Arrangements were by Corner Stone Funeral Home in Ider, Ala.   [Published Wednesday, October 3, 2001].

GARY WATSON
Gary T. Watson, 39, of Davenport, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 22, at Orlando Regional Medical Center of cancer. He was a native of Haines City who moved to Davenport from Trenton, in 1976. He was a fork lift operator for Quaker Oats Company in Kissimmee. He attended Grave Lutheran Church in Winter Haven. Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his mother, Myra Dell Watson. Survivors inlcude: father, Jospeh T. Watson; wife, Jackie Watson, Davenport, Fla.; Jody Watson, Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Jody Watson, Orlando, Fla.; brother, Joseph Michael Watson, Davenport, Fla.; sister, Tammy Watson Weaver, Haines City, Fla.; two grandchildren; paternal grandparents, James and Katie Watson, Haines City, Fla. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Lane-Holt Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements were by Lane-Holt Funeral Home in Haines City, Fla.   [Published Wednesday, October 3, 2001].

ELVIN BROWN
Elvin Jern Brown, 78, of Henagar, Ala., died Friday at his residence. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Izora Elliott Brown. Survivors include: wife, Essie Bell "Clines" Brown, Henagar, Ala.; four sons, Harold Brown, Ider, Ala., Paulette and Buddy Brown, both of Pisgah, Ala., Johnny Brown, Henagar, Ala.; three daughters, Reba Jo Hawkins, Browntown, Ala., Shirley Faye Prater, Rainsville, Ala., Lakeith Lambert, Henagar, Ala.; one brother, Eulios Brown, Scottsboro, Ala.; sister, Christine Laird, Browntown, Ala.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Jeffery officiating. Interment was in Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Pisgah, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala. 
[Published Wednesday, December 12, 2001].

WILLIAM CLARK
William Rice Clark, 82, of LaFayette, formerly from Rising Fawn, died Monday, Dec. 10, in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of north Georgia, a US Army World War II veteran and a Baptist. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his son Billy Leon Clark. Survivors include: wife, Mamie Lee Clark; two sons, William Dee Clark, LaFayette, Jerry Lebron Clark, Cleveland, Tenn.; one daughter, Essie Delilah Hawkins, LaFayette; two brothers, I.G. Clark, Trenton Buddy Clark, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Bradford officiating. Interment will follow in Hawkins Cemetery. Arrangements were by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton. [Published Wednesday, December 12, 2001].

ALICE DURHAM
Alice M. Durham, 93, of Lookout Mountain died Saturday at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain's Hinkle Community. She was a member of the Lookout Mountain Baptist Church. She attended the Payne Chapel United Methodist Church. Durham was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucinda Williams; husband, Robert E. Durham, Sr.; grandson, Thomas Thrush. Survivors include: four daughters, Hazel Neal, Rosa Lee "Jack" Veal and Shirley Jean Bull, all of Lookout Mountain, Anna Lou Hilton, Marshall, Mo; two sons, Bobby Durham, Tenton, Jim Durham, Ringgold; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Lane Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Smith and the Rev. Fred Bradford officiating. Interment was in Lakewood Memory Gardens South. Arrangements were by South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home in Rossville. [Published Wednesday, December 12, 2001].

WILLA INMAN
Willa Dean Inman, 76, of Flat Rock, Ala., died Dec. 5 at her residence. She was a member of Higdon Holiness Church. Inman was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Inman; parents, C.B. and Annie Lue Culpepper; three grandchildren. Survivors include: two sons, Steve Inman, Tiftonia, Tenn., Benny Inman, Ider, Ala.; three daughters, Nannette Black, Ider, Ala., Cheryl Strickland, Chattanooga, Spring Shelton, Fall Creek Falls, Tenn.; four sisters, Betty Wilbourn, Bonifay, Fla., Shirley Boren, Bryant, Ala., Freddie Scoggin, Cartersville, Phyllis Dehart, Flat Rock, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with the Brother Edwin Spurgeon officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Corner Stone Funeral Home in Ider, Ala. [Published Wednesday, December 12, 2001].

BESSIE MEARSE
Bessie W. Mearse, 89, of Pisgah, Ala., Rosalie Community, died Dec. 3 in North Jackson Nursing Home in Bridgeport, Ala. She was born in Jackson County, Ala., and was a member of Free Hill Baptist Church in Rosalie, Ala. Mearse was preceded in death by her parents, William and Johnnie McCormick Walker; husband, Emmett O. Mearse. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Jo and Kenneth Rooks, Henagar, Ala.; two grandsons, Larry Rooks, Chattanooga, Tenn., Jack Rooks, Huntsville, Ala.; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Watson Williams officiating. Interment was in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Jackson County, Ala. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala. [Published Wednesday, December 12, 2001].

WILLIE RHODES
Willie Van Rhodes, 86, of Bryant, Ala., died Dec. 4 in a local hospital. He was a resident of Bryant, Ala. for 28 years, was retired from Lockheed Aircraft in Marietta, was a U.S. Army World War II veteran serving in the Pacific theater and New Guinea. Survivors include: wife, Ida M. Rhodes; sister, Sarah Bullard, Ringgold; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 in Mountain View Church of God in Bryant, Ala. with the Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. Interment was in Mountain View Church of God in Bryant, Ala. Arrangements were by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton. [Published Wednesday, December 12, 2001].

LORA YATES
Lora E. Yates, 79, of Pisgah, Ala., Rosalie Community, died Dec. 3 in Scottsboro, Ala. She was born in Rhea County, Tenn., and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Rosalie, Ala. Yates was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Ada Brown Howder; grandson, Kip Kirby. Survivors include: husband, Edward Yates, Pisgah, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Kirby, Pisgah, Ala.; brother, Henry Howser, Wasilla, Alaska; sister, Ruby Patrick, Denver, Colo.; grandsons, Marcus Kirby and Jimmy Charles Kirby, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Lora, Nicole, and LeAnne Kirby. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 in Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Watson Williams officiating. Interment was in Rosalie Cemetery. Arrangements were by Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar, Ala.[Published Wednesday, December 12, 2001].


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