Miscellaneous Bradley County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Jacob Wade Bolin
Jacob Wade Bolin, infant son of Kenneth and Cindy Hicks Bolin, went home to be with Jesus, Wednesday, July 31, 2002.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Charles D. Hicks and Roy and Jennie Wade, all of Cleveland, Odes and Vetris Bolin of Newport News, Va., and R.C. and Doris Cone of Middlesex, N.C.
In addition to his parents, survivors include maternal grandparents, Harold and Evelyn Hicks of Cleveland; paternal grandparents, Odes and Sylvia Bolin of Carrollton, Va.; great-grandmother, Minnie Hicks of Cleveland; aunts and uncles: Edward and Rachel Hicks of Cleveland, Michael and Tracea Bolin of Midlothian, Va., and Brent Bolin of Smithfield, Va.
Graveside service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cedar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Mitch Maloney officiating.
This announcement is made by Grissom Funeral Home, which has charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Brasfield
Ruth Brasfield, 98, a resident of Cleveland, died Tuesday morning, July 30, 2002, in a local health care facility.
She was the daughter of the late Virgil Smith and Dora Trollinger Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan Brasfield; brother, Melvin Smith; sisters: Bonnie Beeler, Billie Rolland, Louise Kennedy and Joyce Broughton; nephews: Jimmy Beeler, Guy Beeler and David Smith.
She spent most of her life in Quinton, Ala., and had lived in the Bradley County area for the last 23 years.
She was a member of North Cleveland Church of God.
Survivors include her nieces: Ruby Evans, and her husband Fred, Cindy Green and Linda Cross, all of Cleveland; nephews: Richard Flannigan, and his wife Regina, Micheal Flannigan and his wife Linda, Phillip Flannigan and his wife Ann, Ray Smith and his wife Carol, Jerry Smith and his wife Garnetta, Rodney Kennedy and Terry Rolland; and special friend, Peggy Burnette.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. today in the North Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Jeannie Cissom officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary L. Brock
Mary L. "Tootie" Brock, 71, of McDonald, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at her residence.
She was a lifetime resident of McDonald and was a faithful member of McDonald United Methodist Church, where she served in many capacities, as Sunday school secretary, treasurer and played piano and assisted in the choir since age 12.
Loved and respected by everyone who knew her, she was a trusted and loyal employee of Simpson Construction Co., for 45 years. She was a Ham Radio Operator (WD4EZQ), served as treasurer of Lee Cemetery Trust Fund. Tootie was a former member of Candlelight's Home Demonstration Club, United Methodist Women and an active supporter of the McDonald Ruritan Club.
Tootie was not only a wife of 41 years, but best friend and buddy of Charles W. "Bill" Brock, who survives her.
Other survivors include her mother, Stella M. Benton; sister, Betty Jo McCarter; brother-in-law, Jack McCarter, all of McDonald; several nieces and nephews; and a loving family of sisters and brothers-in-law.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Terry Benetto and Doyle McCracken officiating. Interment will be in Lee Cemetery with Donald Albritton, Ralph Brock, Laddie Brown, Stacy Bowen, Travis Headrick and Matthew Thurman serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1221, Cleveland, TN, 37364-1221; or United Methodist Holston Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greenville, TN, 37744.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.

Weston Tyler Carr
Weston Tyler Carr, infant son of Steve and Jennifer Carr of Charleston, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in a Chattanooga hospital.
Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven".
Other survivors include maternal grandparents: Rahn and Brenda Purdy and Larry and Phyllis Wright, all of Cleveland; paternal grandparents: Jane Carr of Chattanooga and Merv Carr of Cleveland; one brother, Tanner Kincaid of Charleston; great-grandparents: Stanley Carr of Ocala, Fla., and Bill and Geraldine Hines and Helen Wright, all of Cleveland.
Graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Dr. Bill Griffith officiating.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House, Chattanooga.
The family will receive friends today from 1 to 2 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home who has charge of funeral arrangements. Phone 476-8575 for more information.

Dennis A. Mullinax
Dennis A. Mullinax, 59, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in a local hospital.
He was retired from Brown Stove Works after 35 years of service.
Mullinax was the son of the late James and Irene Keys Mullinax and was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Mullinax..
Survivors include his wife, Essie Dodson Mullinax of Cleveland; two children: Terry Mullinax and Lisa Sprouse and her husband, Danny of Cleveland; four step-children: Patricia Hembree Presswood and Tammy Goodner, both of Cleveland, Martha Roach of Dalton, and James L. Dodson, Jr. of Charleston; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Dotson and husband Larry, of Charleston; and three special friends, Jim Smith, Bud Cash and Dorothy Edwards, all of Cleveland.
There will be no service at this time.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Davis Skelton
Juanita Davis "Maw" Skelton, 78, a resident of Old Fort, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was a member of Antioch Church of Christ.
She was a retired supervisor from Benton Manufacturing and a member of the "Ladies' Breakfast Club".
She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Skelton Sr.; parents, Bill and Elizabeth Waters Davis; and six brothers and sisters.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law: Joe and Bonnie Skelton of Old Fort, Edward and Shirley Skelton of Cleveland, Jerry and Elaine Skelton of Old Fort, Ronald Dean and Martha Skelton of Cleveland; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rick Davis of Ooltewah; nine grandsons; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grissom Funeral Home with Ministers Doyle Partin and Bill Maynard officiating. Interment will follow at Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery with David Skelton, Lebron Skelton, Patrick Skelton, Mark Skelton, Wesley Skelton, Brad Skelton, Wade Davis, Reece Davis and Ronnie Blaylock Jr. serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Andrea Skelton and Susie Blaylock.
Memorials may be made to Antioch Church of Christ cemetery fund.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

George A. McSpadden
George A. "Doug" McSpadden, 60, of McDonald died Saturday at his home.
He was of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.H. and Evelyn McSpadden, a sister, JoAnn Robertson and one brother, Lloyd McSpadden.
He was in the auto salvage business for many years, and a truck driver for 19 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Ina Miller McSpadden of McDonald; three daughters and sons-in-law: Donna C. and Jimmy Burns of McDonald, Deanna L. and Roger Brookshire, and Debbie A. and Ted Selby, all of Cleveland; two sons and daughters-in-law: Douglas and Mary McSpadden, and Daniel H. and Donna McSpadden, all of Cleveland; seven grandchildren: Kristy McSpadden, Kevin McSpadden, Amanda McSpadden, Blake McSpadden, Corey Brookshire, Dillon Shelby and Jordan Selby; two sisters: Joyce Cody and Katy Morrison, both of Cleveland, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Revs. Sammy Hughes and Jimmy Burns officiating. Interment will be at Lee Cemetery in McDonald.
Kermit Peak, Jeff Peak, Michael Peak, Bill Peak, Roger Brookshire and Gerald Debity will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. untill 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Bradley Memorial Hospice, 24 Chambliss Ave. Cleveland, 37311.

Luther E. Grady Jr.
Luther E. "E.L" Grady Jr., 64, a resident of Cleveland, died Sunday Aug. 4, 2002 in a Chattanooga Hospital.
Survivors and funeral services will be announced by the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes.

Murriell Kelley
Murriell M. Kelley, 89, a resident of Cleveland, died Sunday evening, Aug. 4, 2002, in a local hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home.
Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the funeral home. Phone 476-8575 for more information.

Patricia E. Jolley
Patricia "Patty" E. Jolley, 34, a resident of Cleveland, died Saturday morning, August 3, 2002, in a local hospital.
Funeral service and survivors will be announced by the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes.

William Kennamer
William Jennings Kennamer, 52, a resident of Cleveland, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Grissom Funeral Home. Phone 476-8575 for more information.

Mary Kennamer
Mary Kennamer, 51, a resident of Cleveland, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Grissom Funeral Home. Phone 476-8575 for more information.

Tammy McDonald
Tammy Leanne McDonald, 39, a resident of Cleveland, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, in a local hospital.
Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Lela B. Wright
Lela B. Wright, 86, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, died Saturday Aug. 3, 2002 in a local health care facility.
She was the daughter o the late Burt Ogle and Addie Maples Ogle and was the widow of the late Roy Wright.
Mrs. Wright was a member of Maple Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons: Lonnie Wright and Gregg Wright; daughters: Wanda Franks and Beverly Mayfield, all of Cleveland; brother Mayford Ogle; sister Annie Cloud, also of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Home with Revs. Ray Wynn and Reed Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Samples Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Linda Elkins Moore
Linda Elkins Moore, 55, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, in a local hospital.
She was the daughter of the late W.L. Elkins Jr. and Hassel Gregg Elkins.
Linda was an employee of the Bradley County Clerk for more than 30 years.
She was a member of the Republican National Commitee. She was also a faithful charter member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church, where she taught The Women of Virtue Sunday school class and was the church's recording secretary.
Survivors include her husband Ronald L. Moore; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Cynda Moore; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Doug Harrod, all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Andrew Harrod, Katelyn Harrod and Zane Moore; brother and sister-in-law, John and Cathy Elkins of Cleveland; and niece Amber Elkins of Murfressboro.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Washington Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Beecher White and the Rev. Jackie Epperson officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Greg Elkins, Darnell Elkins, Greg Bain, Rob Bain, Jim Burch and Jason Barnes serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Women of Virtue class.
Mrs. Moore will be at the church one hour prior to the services.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Happi Children Center of Kiev, Ukraine, in care of Tammy Harrod, 257 Knighthood Trail, Cleveland, TN, 

Elsie B. Watson
Elsie B. Watson, 93, of Cleveland, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at her home.
She was a member of the Big Spring Baptist Church. She had served as a Red Cross volunteer at Bradley Memorial Hospital for 14 years.
It was under her leadership and with three or four other ladies in the church that Big Spring Baptist Church's Crisis Closet ministry was started. Most of those still involved today were recruited by Mrs. Watson. She will long be remembered by those in need in the neighborhoods and the church by starting that ministry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther K. Watson.
Surviving are one daughter, Yvonne Watson Huling and son-in-law Jerry Huling of Cleveland; granddaughters and their husbands: Kim and Robert McMillan of Loganville, Ga., Terri and Cary Cooper of Winder, Ga.; great-grandsons and their wives: Brooks and April McMillan and Micah and Holly McMillan, all of Loganville; great-granddaughters: Katie McMillan and Bethany McMillan of Loganville; two great-great-granddaughters: Kelsey McMillan and Ariana McMillan; three great-grandchildren: Ashley Cooper, Cameron Cooper and Collin Cooper; and several neices and nephews.
The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Thacker and the Rev. Joe Brooks officiating. Interment will be in Fort Hill Cemetery with Reid Davis, Vic Davis, Glenn Davis, Rex Davis, Brooks McMillan and Micah McMillan serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. 

Lloyd 'Bill' Watson
Lloyd G. "Bill" Watson, 76, a resident of Cleveland, died Friday morning August 2, 2002, in a local hospital.
He was the son of the late Lee and Sallie Watson. He was also preceded in death by his son, Brent Watson; and brothers: Buford Watson and George Watson.
He was a retired local electrician, a U.S. Korean War veteran, who serving in the military police, and an avid fisherman. He was a member of Cookson Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Beatrice Watson; daughter, Sharon Feathers of Harrison; son, Brian Watson of Cleveland; stepson, Gary Williams and his wife, Gail of Cleveland; six grandchildren: Scott and Sacha Feathers of Chattanooga, Chris Watson, Johnathan Watson and Katisha Watson of Florida and Toye and Sammy Sowder of Cleveland; two great-grandchildren: Austin and Danielle Sowder of Cleveland; brother, Carroll "Chuck" Thomas Watson of Jefferson City; sister, Edna Mae Brewer of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Sammy Hooker officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Jeff Watson, Joe Coots, Scott Miller, Robbie Hindman, Allen Gaston, Sammy Sowder and Randy Shreve serving as pallbearers.

Billy Ray Williams
Billy Ray Williams, 65, a lifelong resident of Benton, passed away Friday, August 2, 2002, in a Chattanooga hospital.
He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. He was employed with Perma Color.
He was the son of the late Joe Jackson Williams and Julia Mae Richardson Williams. He was also preceded in death by sister, Melba Sue Williams.
He is survived by four sisters and one brother-in-law: Louise Branam of Cleveland, Jo Ann and J.M. Cross of Benton, Betty Bishop of Signal Mountain and Esther Mickels of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. W.L. Shipman officiating. Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens.
His family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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