Miscellaneous Bradley County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Audrey L. Bridges - 75, of Chattanooga died May 12, 2001. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents: Horace B. and Fannie Raglin Langford; her husband: Robert E. Bridges Sr.; two sons; one sister; and one brother. Survivors include two daughters: Phyllis McDaniel of Cleveland and Jerry Bridges of Chattanooga; two sons: Phillip D. Stewart of Cleveland and Robert E. Bridges Jr. of Chattanooga; two sisters: Marie Harp of Signal Mountain and Frances Cartwright of Hixson; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Caywood officiating. Interment was in Pine Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Agnes Marie Daniel - 73, of Cleveland died May 12, 2001. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Hettie Lee Jarrett Clements. She was preceded in death by her husband: Ennis Neil Daniel; brother: James Winston Clements; and two sisters: Vivian Desirey and Mildred Stillwell. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Dennis Neil Daniel and Misty Daniel of Cleveland; one daughter and son-in-law: Joan Marie Loy and Tim Loy of Johnson City; sister: Bonnie Lee Willis of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Minister James Pharr officiating. Interment followed in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Bobby Dean Jackson - 64, died May 9, 2001. He was a retired bishop with the Church of God of Prophecy, serving in the ministry for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents: Ellis andRena Parker Jackson; one brother: Junior Jackson; and one sister: Arvis Hammock. Survivors include his wife: Betty Joyce Jackson of Claxton, Ga.; son: Keith Jackson of Cleveland; two daughters and sons-in-law: Sharon and George Campbell of Cleveland, and Theresa and David West of Rincon, Ga.; four brothers: Harvey Jackson of Zion, Ill., Billy Jackson of Kansas City, Kan., Lloyd Jackson of Red Bay, Ala., and Jim Jackson of Kosciusko, Miss.; four sisters: Lorene Stewart of Covington, Emogene Heavener of Baldwin, Miss.,Nellie Humphries of Zion, and Peggy Hacker of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A graveside service was held at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Bishop Sam Clements officiating. Grissom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow W. Price - 88, of Reliance, died May 12, 2001. He was a member of Springtown Baptist Church and was also a deacon. He was the son of the late Robert and Addie Estepp Price. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Thursy Franklin, Gladys Frase, Aley Price, Porter Price and Felmer Price. Survivors include his wife: Hester Hamby Price of Reliance; three children and one daughter-in-law: James Robert and Jean Price of Reliance, Billie Higgins of Reliance, and Ronny Gargala of Kentucky; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was conducted at the Archville Cemetery in Reliance with the Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Higgins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jacob Nathaniel Lamon - 87, of Cleveland, passed away May 12, 2001. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a retired inspector with Hardwick Stove Co., and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by one son: David Lamon; two brothers: Marcellus Lamon and Ralph Lamon; two sisters: Katherine Lamon and Laura Stamps; and his parents: J.A. and Emma Lamon. Survivors include his wife: Wilma Ruth Lamon; three sons: Virgil Lamon, Randall Lamon and Gary Lamon; one daughter: Sue Lamon Taylor, all of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held at Tasso United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Hutton officiating. Grissom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry Ross Bates - 81, of McDonald and a native of Apison, died May 12, 2001. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, and served on the Naval battleship Alabama. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert E. and Louella Washburn Bates; and his wife: Emma Lois Black Bates. Survivors include one brother: J.B. Bates of Holly Hill, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Underwood officiating. Interment was in Plowman Cemetery in Apison.

Sandra Louise Bowen - 37, of Awendaw, S.C., formerly of Cleveland and a native of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, died May 11, 2001. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her father: Boyd W. Bowen of Cleveland; mother and stepfather: Thelma Louise Bush Kennedy and William H. Kennedy of Awendaw; son: Adam T. Bracey of Awendaw; two daughters: Kristen M. Scoggins of Awendaw and Melissa L. Windham of Summerville, S.C; two sisters: Susan Wilson of Summerville and Deborah L. Bowen of Pikeville; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was at Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church today with Bros. Wendell Van Valin and Charley Heath officiating. Interment was in Gilley Hill Cemetery. Woodbury Funeral Home in Woodbury, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.

William G. Emendorfer - 79, of Cleveland, died May 13, 2001. He was the son of the late Vera Hayes Emendorfer and William G. Emendorfer. He was preceded in death by a brother: Robert Emendorfer. He was a supervisor with Olin Chemical Corp., with 43 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 82nd airborne division during World War II. He was a member of Saint Therese Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife: Helen Emendorfer of Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law: Sally and John Owens of Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law: Dr. William G. and Melanie Emendorfer of Athens; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated from the Saint Therese Catholic Church with Father Joseph Brando and Father Paul Hostettler officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The North Chapel of Buckner-Rush
Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Hair - 43, of Cleveland, died May 12, 2001. He worked with his father as a car body mechanic. He was preceded in death by his brother: Mitchell Hair, and grandparents: Sam and Tootsie Lyle and Myrtle Suits. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons: Will Hair and Michael Hair; mother and father: Betty Lyle Hair and Robert "Junior" Hair, all of Cleveland; sister: Darlene Hair Carroll of Cartersville, Ga.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted from the North Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes with the Revs. Richard Snyder, Jimmy Lewis and Ray Cheathem officiating. Interment followed in Fort Hill Cemetery.

Ted R. Randolph - 73, of Cleveland died May 13, 2001. He was retired from Jackson Manufacturing Co. with more than 20 years of service. He was of the Church of God faith. Survivors include his wife: Geraldine Randolph; one son: Billy Allen Randolph; two daughters: Cynthia Gail Gay and Connie Joann Bierer, all of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers: Bob Randolph and Charlie Randolph, both of Cleveland, and Dave Randolph of Florida; two half brothers; Wesley Moreland and Donald
Moreland, both of Chicago; two sisters: Vivian Barker and Marie Randolph, both of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes
with the Rev. Melvin Reed officiating. Interment in Fort Hill Cemetery.

Virginia S. Baubach - 81, of Chattanooga died May 14, 2001. She moved to Mount Dora, Fla., in 1978 before moving to Cleveland in 1988. She was retired from TVA after 25 years of service. She served as secretary for Rolling Hills Community Church in Apoka, Fla., and Orlando Christian Center in Orlando. She was a member of North Cleveland Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband: Nathan Baubach Sr. Survivors include her sons: Nathan Baubach Jr. of McDonald, Dean Baubach and Mike Baubach, both of Chattanooga; sister: Margaret Cooper of Mount Dora; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Graveside service was held at Chattanooga Memorial Park with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd
Road was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor P. Duke - 89, of Englewood, Fla., and formerly of Oak Ridge, died May 11, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Woody and Minnie Posey of Blountsville, Ala. She was also preceded in death by her husbands: Carl Shelton and Kirby Duke. Survivors include two sons: Jim Shelton of Rotunda West, Fla., and Thomas Shelton of Cleveland; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral and interment was conducted in Blountsville. This announcement made courtesy of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

Mary Alice Hood - 95, of Cleveland, died May 14, 2001. She was retired from Charleston Hosiery Mills. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She also attended the Outreach of the Church of God. She was the daughter of the late Martha Fanny Langley Raulston and George Raulston. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Millard Hood; daughter: Mary Francis McGuire; three sisters; and four brothers. Survivors include her son-in-law: Paul McGuire of Cleveland; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The funeral was held at the Wildwood Chapel of the Buckner-Rush Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Queen officiating. Interment followed in Fort Hill Cemetery.

Pauline Mitchell - 88, of Cleveland, died May 14, 2001. She was a member of Cohutta Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents: I.C. Mitchell and Frankie Posey Mitchell; stepmother: Maggie Thomas Mitchell; one sister: Etta Mitchell; and two infant brothers. Survivors include her half sister: Ruth Mitchell Austin of Cleveland; two half brothers and spouses: Morgan and Jewell Mitchell of Chatsworth, Ga., and Frank and Linda Mitchell of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Cox officiating. Interment followed in Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery.

Creed Pence - 79, of Cleveland, passed away May 15, 2001. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed with Hardwick Stove Company until his retirement. He was a member of Philippi Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Robert and Elector King Pence. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years: Zula Pence; his sister: Ruby Pence; and two brothers: Glenn Pence and Gilbert Pence. He is survived by three daughters: Dorothy Faye Burns, Linda Beaty and Ozella Chastain, all of Cleveland; one son: Creed "Freelyn" Pence Jr. of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister: Edna Kirby of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers: Robert Pence of Cleveland and Gene Pence of Roanoke, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Sammy Hooker and William Curtis officiating. Interment followed in Mount Olive Cemetery.

Tonie Regina Griffin - 45, of Cleveland, died May 14, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Martha Gibson Newman and Howard Newman. She was preceded in death by a daughter: Regina Maddox; son: Jimmy Maddox; and brother: James Newman. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband: Frankie Griffin of Callihan, Fla.; two sisters: Audra Bryant and Mary Ann Johnson; and two brothers: Horace Newman and Timothy Newman, all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was conducted at the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Paul Fox officiating. Interment followed in White Oak Cemetery.

Robert "Bobby" E. Samples - 68, of Cleveland, died May 15, 2001. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He had worked as a painter in the Cleveland area. He was the son of the late Theodore and Thelma Samples. Survivors include two sisters: Wanda Williams of Signal Mountain and Judy Buffington of Cleveland; one niece, several aunts and cousins. A memorial service was conducted in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Griffith officiating.

Barbara Jean Sharp - 62, of Cleveland, died May 16, 2001. She was a member of Southview Baptist Church. She was a past employee with Mayes Manufacturing Co. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mary Marshall; two sisters: Jerry Louise Marshall and Merriell Marshall; and two grandchildren: James Beavers and Kimberly Monday. A loving wife and mother of 47 year, she is survived by her husband: Robert Sharp of Cleveland; three sons: Robert E. Sharp Jr. of Riceville, Terry Lee Sharp and Jimmy Dean Sharp, both of Cleveland; three daughters: Doris Ann Price and Rebecca Sue Beavers, both of Cleveland, and Betty Brewer of Calhoun; five brothers: Fred Marshall, Charles Marshall, Jackie Marshall and Earl Marshall, all of Cleveland, and J.P. Marshall of Birchwood; two sisters: Oneida Sue Pendergrass and Martha Ann Arp, both of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Revs. Jack James and Guinn Green officiating. Interment was in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.

Dion Lee Smith Jr. - infant son of Dion Lee and Melissa Mae McCann Smith, died May 15, 2001. Survivors other than his parents include two brothers: Michael Sewell and Justin Lee Smith; one sister: Allicha Nicole Smith, all of Cleveland; paternal grandmother, Deloris Roy of Chattanooga; maternal grandparents: Burkett and Lois Ann McCann Jr. and Daniel John and Martha Jane McCann, all of Cleveland; great-grandparents; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside service was conducted in Michigan Avenue Cemetery/Hays Shed
Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Underwood officiating. Ralph Buckner Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Jack Mitchell Conner - 66, of Cleveland, died May 15, 2001. He was formerly from Toledo, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed truck driver and was a volunteer with the Cleveland Police Department and Bradley Memorial Hospital. He attended Durkee Road Church of God of Prophecy. He was preceded in death by his father: Roy Minyard Conner. Survivors include his wife: Virginia Conner of Cleveland; two daughters: Elizabeth Conner of Cleveland, and Melissa Miller of Etowah; mother: Lessie Conner of Dillard, Ga.; two grandchildren; three sisters: Reva Bradley, Eleanor Henson, both of Otto, N.C., and Martha Speed of Dillard; five brothers: Bill Conner and Clifford Conner, both of Clayton, Ga., Ray Conner, Roy Conner and Steve Conner, all of Dillard; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were made by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

L.A. Bradshaw - 68, of Cleveland died May 18, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife: RuthBradshaw, and four sisters. Survivors include eight daughters and sons-in-law: Rose and Danny Jenkins of Charleston, Sharon and Paul Heiss of Soddy-Daisy, Betty and Fred Pence of Cleveland, Karen and Charles Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz., Lisa Green of Cleveland, Sandra Sneed of Cleveland, Cathy Hicks of Athens and Teresa Ramsey of Neosho, Mo.; one son and daughter-in-law: Bobby and Faye Bradshaw of Cleveland; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother: T.B. Bradshaw of Cleveland; one sister: Mamie Sue McCormick of Cleveland; a loving friend: Sandi Sandidge; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held at Wildwood Chapel of the Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Jim Chandler officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Johnny Ray Griffin - 56, of Cleveland and formerly of Lenoir City, died May 17, 2001. Survivors include one brother: Paul Griffin of Loudon; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held at New Providence Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Lawson officiating. Loudon Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Lemons - 96, of Ooltewah and a native of Benton, died May 17, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held at Four Mile Cemetery in Polk County. Bowers Funeral in Decatur was in charge of arrangements.

Donald James Morgan - 76, of Cleveland and formerly of Garfield Heights, Ohio, died May 17, 2001. He was a member of the St. Therese Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharist minister for 28 years, and retired from Magic Chef after 17 years of service. He was preceded in death by a son: Jeff Morgan. Survivors include his wife: Jackie Morgan of Cleveland; two daughters and one son-in-law: Kathleen Leeper of Cleveland, and Kelly and Jeff Benton of Hiram, Ga.; one son: Don Morgan of Chattanooga; two granddaughters; his mother: Emma Morgan of Garfield Heights, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law: John and Mary Morgan of Parm, Ohio, Robert Morgan of Solon, Ohio, and William and Nancy Morgan of Mentor, Ohio; one sister: Marjorie Morgan of Garfield Heights, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Mass of The Resurrection was celebrated at the St. Therese Catholic Church with Father Joseph Brando officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. The North Chapel of the Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Edna Mae Travis - 70, of Benton, passed away on May 18, 2001. She was a member of the Benton Station Baptist Church, and a former employee of Watson's Tip Top. Travis was the daughter of the late Frank and Leta Boyd. She was preceded in death by one stepson: Robert Travis. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Coleen Sanderson of Scottsboro, Ala., Oleta and Ron Coppingers of Birchwood, and Linda and Brad Long of Cleveland; one son and daughter-in-law: Robert and Brenda Foster of Benton; stepsons and spouses: Charles and Kay Travis of Marietta, Ga., Calvin and Clenell Travis of White Pigeons, Mich., Kathie Travis of Cleveland, one brother and sister-in-law: Robert and Nancy Boyd of Cleveland; nephew and niece: very special friend and caregiver, Patty Duggan of Benton; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral was conducted at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. W.L. Shipman officiating. Interment followed in the Benton Cemetery.

Glenn H. Wright - 74, of Cleveland, died May 17, 2001. Wright was employed with the Whitewing Publishing Company, a member of the Printers Union, the Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy, and a U.S. Navy veteran 2nd Class Seaman. He was preceded in death by his father: the Rev. J.B. Wright; his first wife: Doris Wright; and a Brother: Robert Wright. Survivors include his wife: Betty Wright, of Cleveland; one son and daughter-in-law: David and Angela Wright of Fletcher, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law: Patty K. and Ray Croyle of Fletcher, N.C.; one stepson: Rob Allen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren; his mother: Emma Wright of Cleveland; two brothers: Stanley Wright of Redland, Calif., and Dale Wright of Cleveland; five sisters: Lorrena Huff of Canton, Ohio, Thelma Pruitt of Memphis, Aleta Kuckkahn of Nashville, June Mooneyham of Cleveland, and Violet Sullivan of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was conducted at the North Chapel of the Buckner-Rush Funeral Home with the Rev. John Stone officiating. Interment was in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga.



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