Miscellaneous Hamilton County, Tennessee Obituaries

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The Rev. Lois Arnold

The Rev. Lois McDaniel Arnold died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her home. She was 71.

The Rev. Arnold was a Church of God pastor for many years at several Chattanooga area churches. She was also the preacher on WJOE radio's "Lifting Up for Jesus" program.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Arnold.

Survivors include her daughter, Tressa Hunter, Soddy-Daisy; three sons, Paul Skiles, Soddy-Daisy, John Skiles, Lookout Valley, and Joe Skiles, Ringgold, Ga.; one sister, Beatrice
Woody, Chattanooga; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Robbie Bouie

Robbie C. Bouie died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her home. She was 82.

Arrangements will be announced by Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home.

Johnnie Earl

Johnnie "Mimi" Earl died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at her home. She was 71.

The funeral will be today at 10 a.m. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Gilbert officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Oak Gill Cemetery in Griffin.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Richard Gibbs

Richard L. Gibbs died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home. He was 40.

Mr. Gibbs was a self-employed artist and a member of North Hamilton Church of Christ. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated from Otis Parsons School of Art in
California.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with minister Jim Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tennessee, 9420 Ooltewah Industrial Drive, Ooltewah, TN 37363.

Arlyn Goza

Arlyn John Goza died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at a local hospital.

A graveside service will be today at 10 a.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. George Stephens officiating.

Arrangements are by the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.

Alene Hampton

Alene C. Hampton died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at a local hospital. She was 77.

The funeral will be today at noon at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating.

Arrangements are by the Avondale Chapel of Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home.

Charles Hampton

Charles R. Hampton died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at a local hospital. He was 73.

Mr. Hampton was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Hampton; sons, Rick and Terry Hampton; mother, Maggie Hampton; and sister, Kay Cates, all of Chattanooga; and one grandson.

A graveside service will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.

Gregory Hudgins

Gregory S. Hudgins died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, after a long battle with cancer. He was 36.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Park Baptist Church, 7501 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Clarence Johnson

Clarence E. Johnson of Hixson died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in a local hospital. He was 77.

The funeral will be today at 11:30 a.m. at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Jim Gaither officiating.

Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Gregory Jones

Gregory Earl Jones died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at his home. He was 43.

The funeral will be today at noon at St. John United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter Cross officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Kevin Long Jr.

Kevin Tobias Long Jr., an infant, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at a local hospital. He was one day old.

Survivors include his parents, Kevin Tobias Long Sr. and Torey Harris, both of Chattanooga.

A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Babyland in Rhea Memory Gardens with the Rev. Franklin Ball officiating.

Arrangements are by Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home.

Eric Moore

Eric Lebron Moore died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at a local hospital. He was 29.

Mr. Moore was employed by the Mueller Company and affiliated with Born Again Full Gospel Church.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with Elder Willie Jefferson, assisted by pastor N.F. Ball, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bertha Motley

Bertha Motley died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at a local health care facility. She was 82.

Mrs. Motley was a member of St. Paul AME Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Motley; son, Otto Motley Jr.; sister, Rubie Mae Colven; and brothers, Wally, Gus, Willis and Benny Dukes.

Survivors include her son, Charles Motley, Chattanooga; sister, Flora Garris, LaFayette, Ga.; brother, Charlei Dukes, Elyria, Ohio; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today after 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday for one hour before the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home.

William Nelms Sr.

William Henry Nelms Sr. died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at a local hospital. He was 78.

Mr. Nelms was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a World War II Navy veteran. He was retired from DuPont and was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Nelms.

Survivors include his wife, Zou Steel Nelms; two sons, William H. Nelms Jr. and Michael W. Nelms, both of Chattanooga; a daughter, Carol Nelms White, Atlanta; a sister, Jane Orten,
Chattanooga; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carrie Prince

Carrie Mae Prince died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, in a local hospital. She was 94.

The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at the Dodds Avenue Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. James Barker officiating.

Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Oliver Scroggins

George Oliver Scroggins, former chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, in a local hospital. He was 82.

The funeral will be today at 11 a.m. at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with minister J.C. Watkins, minister Eddie Rechard and minister Garnett Randolph officiating.

Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Mary Simons

Mary "Lou" Ackison Simons died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at a local hospital. She was 73.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Wilson and the Rev. Eddie Cantrell officiating. A private burial will be in Chattanooga
National Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

George Sinor

George W. Sinor died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000. He was 84.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Putman Sinor.

Survivors include his two sons, Walter Edward Sinor, Valley Head Ala., and George Everett Sinor, Knoxville; four brothers, Earl P. Sinor, Atlanta, Arthur E. Sinor, Nashville, Bobby Sinor,
Lima, Ohio, and Samuel Sinor; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disaster Relief Fund of the Church of Christ.

Barbara Smith

Barbara Smith died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at her home.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mizpah Congregation Temple with Rabbi Philip M. Posner officiating.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Jack Smith

Jack L. Smith died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his home. He was 71.

Mr. Smith was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Elmo Church of Christ. He worked for Pettway Oil Company for 15 years, and was the owner and operator of Smith's
Interstate Amoco in East Ridge.

Survivors include his wife, Mickey W. Smith; two sons, David G. Smith and Thomas A. Smith, both of Chattanooga; sister, Allyne Jackson, Chattanooga; and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with minister Clarence Gates officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lena Weaver

The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. David Clay officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Tennessee

William Blanchard

DECATUR -- William Marion Blanchard died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home. He was 87.

Mr. Blanchard was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dothan, Ala. He retired from the Western Union in Chicago in the late 1950s and established the Reliance Chart Paper Co. in
Chicago, later moving it to St. Augustine, Fla. He moved to Decatur in December 1998 and was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Fletcher.

Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Blanchard Gallaher, Decatur.

Arrangements are by Bowers Funeral Home.

J.M. Cartwright

CLEVELAND -- J.M. "Jake" Cartwright died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at an area health care facility. He was 80.

Mr. Cartwright was a longtime member of the Brittsville Baptist Church and a member of the Limestone Lodge 176 in Birchwood, Tenn. He was a foreman at Chattanooga Royal, which he
left in 1967. He retired in 1982 from United Family Life Insurance as regional assistant vice president. After retiring, he worked with his son, Donald, at Cartwright Auto Service.

He was preceded in death by his son, three brothers, two sisters and a grandson.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the North Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Johnston Cemetery in Meigs County.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

There will be a Masonic service today at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ova Clendenon Jr.

PALMER -- Ova Clendenon Jr. died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Layne Funeral Home.

John Garren

CLEVELAND -- John William Garren died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000. He was 31.

Mr. Garren was a member of Bawman Gills Seventh-day Adventist Church and was employed by Miller Industries in Ooltewah.

The funeral will be today at 11 a.m. at Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church with pastor Steve Haley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Beatrice Gibson

ETOWAH -- Beatrice Singleton Gibson died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at an area health care facility. She was 72.

Mrs. Gibson attended Welcome Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Gibson; and sons, Jeff and Billy Singleton.

Survivors include her daughters, Sheila Smith, Etowah, and Christine Gibson, Benton, Tenn.; one brrother, Wayne Singleton, Athens, Tenn.; five sisters, Marie Everett and Pearl Gamble,
both of Cleveland, Nancy Harlin, Scottsboro, Ala., Dorothy Singleton, Birchwood, Tenn., and Edith Vance, Medina, Ohio.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Wildwood chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Janet Hill

Mrs. Hill was a member of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Ooltewah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Brown and Blanche Davis Brackett; and husband, Bobby Tate Hill.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Taylor Hill II, Ooltewah; one daughter, Marleta Jane Hill, Ooltewah; three stepdaughters, Cindy Brown, Athens, Tenn., Sherry Jenkins and Gayla Hill,
both of Alexandria, Va.; and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Cravatt and the Rev. Gary White officiating. Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Paul Rutledge Sr.

SOUTH PITTSBURG -- Paul J. Rutledge died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at a local hospital. He was 89.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Rutledge, Charles William Rutledge and Zelmer Rutledge; and three sisters, Myrtle Lee Myers, Pearl Bessie Buchannon and Florence
Rutledge.

Survivors include three sons, Paul J. Rutledge Jr., Chattanooga, Bobby Richard Rutledge, Marietta, Ga., and Edward Carl Rutledge, Whitwell, Tenn.; three daughters, Jeanne Medley,
Jasper, Tenn., Mary Kerr, Cleveland, Ohio, and Betty Britt, Orman Beach, Fla.; one brother, James Edward Rutledge, Manchester, Tenn.; one sister, Ruby Hoffman, Higdon, Ala.; 15
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six stepchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. CST at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Mayburn Guess and the Rev. Bud Guess officiating. Burial will be in Sequatchie
Valley Memorial Gardens.

Zella Rymer

CLEVELAND -- Zella Wilcox Adams Rymer died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at a local hospital. She was 79.

The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Fairview Bapitst Church with pastor Bobby Green officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home.

Annetta Scott

GRUETLI-LAAGER -- Annetta Coffelt Scott died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at an area hospital. She was 53.

Mrs. Scott was the office manager for Big Creek Utility District for 12 years. She was a member of Myers Hill First Congregational Methodist Church and the American Cancer Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Agnes Roberts Coffelt; and a sister, Betty Coffelt.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Layne Funeral Home in Palmer with Brother Ralph Shrum and Brother Russell Irvin officiating. Burial will be in Swiss Colony Cemetery.

Georgia

Frank Byrd

ROME -- Frank Oliver Byrd died Friday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home. He was 63.

Mr. Byrd graduated from Chattanooga High School and the Coyne Electric Institute in Chicago. General Electric employed him for 32 years as a draftsman until he retired in 1994. At the
time of his death, he was working for the West Rome Golf Center. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Horseleg Plantation Country Club.

Survivors include his son, Brian Daniel Byrd Sr., Silver Creek, Ga.; daughter, Laurel Byrd Wann, Flower Mound, Texas; half-brother, Bill Weaver, Belle Vernon, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

The family requests that written memories be shared with them and that they be sent to the family in care of Ms. Ann Byrd, 113 Benton Drive, Rome, GA 30165.

Arrangements are by Dempey's Oaknoll Chapel & Funeral Home.

Donald Dreschel

TUNNEL HILL -- Donald A. Dreschel died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at his home. He was 73.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Hicks officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home.

Betty Griffin

FORT OGLETHORPE -- Betty Jean Griffin died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at her home. She was 65.

Burial will be in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

Ralph Mills

DALTON -- Ralph Glenn Mills died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 70.

The funeral will be today at 10 a.m. at Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 300 W. Emery St., Dalton, GA 30720.

Winford Overby

RINGGOLD -- Winford Leon Overby died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home. He was 63.

The funeral will be today at 11 a.m. at the Dodds Avenue Chapel of Turner Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Myrtle Smith

DALTON -- Myrtle Barton Smith died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000. She was 93.

Survivors include her sons, Frank Smith, Dalton, and Bob Smith, Warner Robins, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be today at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Lyle officiating. Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 627, Dalton, GA 30722-0627.

Arrangements are by Love Funeral Home.

Irene Tate

FORT OGLETHORPE -- Irene Smith Tate died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at a local health care facility. She was 84.

Mrs. Tate was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Hubert Tate; one son, Wendell Hubert Tate; and one brother, Tom Smith.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Visitation will be today after 6 p.m.

Alabama

Minnie Brown

SCOTTSBORO -- Minnie Louise Henderson Brown died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her home. She was 56.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas R. Henderson; and her son, Albert Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Garfield Brown Sr.; mother, Martha Jane Henderson, Larkinsville, Ala.; sons, Garfield Brown Jr., Scottsboro, and Thomas Lee Brown, Section, Ala.;
daughter, Twyla M. Kay, Scottsboro, Ala.; sisters, Joyce Baker, Larkinsville, and Jean Gerber, Pelham, Ala.; brother, Thomas W. Henderson, Larkinsville; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rudder Funeral Home in Scottsboro with the Rev. Richard Dorley officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Eugene Ivey

FYFFE -- Eugene Ivey died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at an area hospital. He was 69.

Arrangements will be announced by W.T. Wilson Funeral Home.

Dessie Townson

SECTION -- Dessie Leona Patterson Townson died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her home. She was 79.

Mrs. Townson was a member of Sand Mountain Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Townson; two sons, Horace and D.C. Townson; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Sewell and Shirley Turner, both of Henagar, Ala., and Loretta Rayburn White, Section; sisters, Erma Townson, Section, and Lillian Townson,
Dutton, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at W.T. Wilson Funeral Home with Brother Rodney Eakins and Brother Lloyd Smith officiating. Burial will be in Old Sardis Cemetery.

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