Doris Laughter “Granny” Garner, 82, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 1, 2003. She was born in Hernando, Mississippi, on February 27, 1921. Mrs. Garner was a resident of the Eastdale area and Chattanooga Tennessee since the early 1940’s. and was a waitress at Gulas Restaurant for over 40 years. She was a devoted mother of two daughters, Barbara Garner Baker, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and Bonnie and David Franks, Clarksville, Tenn.; and was the grandmother of three grandchildren, James and Lisa Franks, Ronald Joey Franks and Tracy Daniella Baker.; sister, Jimmye Brotbeck, Chattanooga, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Mrs. Garner will be taken to Hernando Mississippi for services to be held Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 12 noon EST in Baker’s Chapel Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Baker’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 EST Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road and from 4-6 p.m. CST Tuesday at Baker’s Chapel Methodist Church in Hernando Mississippi.
James Harrison Narey II, 61, of Ringgold, died Saturday in an Atlanta Hospital. He was a resident of the North Georgia area for the past 20 years, and was a member and Elder of First Christian Church. Jim was a graduate of Auburn University, and worked in Mental Health in Georgia for over 30 years. He had been an active member of the Humane Society of Catoosa County, and was a lifetime member of the Optimist Club International. He was a member of the Chattanooga/LaFayette Emmaus Community. He lovingly adopted through the years many exchange and international families. He will be missed by Gabriel, his beloved Schnauzer. Survivors are his wife, Sharon Bishop Narey,; brother, Wayne Narey, Jonesboro, Arkansas; two sisters, Pat Dwyer, Brentwood, Tenn. and Kay (Charlie) Walton, Lilburn, Georgia; in-laws, Hubert and Rebecca Bishop; sister-in-law, Gwen Simmons, of Valdosta, Ga.; and very special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Chattanooga. Interment at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Valdosta, Georgia. Memorial contributions may be made to. Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care, Inc., P. O. Box 838, Ringgold, Ga. 30736 or to First Christian Church, Building Fund 650 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37403. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Phillips, Mary L., age 58, of Ft. Oglethorpe, died Friday, February 15, 2001 at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by the Battlefield Pkwy. Chapel
Bell, John D., age 51, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, February 16, 2001 at his residence. Mr. Bell was retired as General Manager of Provident Life Insurance Co., and was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean and Son, Tom Bell.
He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Fomel of Hixson, Brother, Leon Bell of Chickamauga; 7 Grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Herschel Woodburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at The East Brainerd Chapel.
Henry Howard Hale, 85, of Chattanooga died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at his residence. He was the owner and operator of Hales Lawn Service and Landscaping Co. until his retirement with over 30 years of service. Mr. Hale was born June 16, 1916, to Nola Ann Sauls and Tommy Hale in DeKalb County, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven sisters; and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Murphy Hale; daughter, Jeannette Hale Richey; sons and daughters-in-laws, Dwayne and Donna Hale and Max and Lila Hale; grandchildren, Lisa and Christian Bennett, Keith and Tracey Richey, Emily Hale, Amanda and Gabe Smith, Jennifer, Callie, Joy and Howard Hale Jr., all of Chattanooga; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Maranatha Baptist Church with Rev. Luther Eslinger, Rev. Billy Dean and Rev. John Collins officiating. Entombment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Mr. Hale's honor to your favorite charity.
Sonya Lynn Morgan, 38, of East Ridge died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed at Wally's Restaurant in East Ridge as a cook. She was preceded in death by her father, Forrest T. Scott.
Survivors include one son, Branden Morgan; one daughter, Rachelle Morgan, both of East Ridge; mother and stepfather, Jackie and Lyle Brown of Chattanooga; one brother, Forrest Duane Scott; two sisters, Marcy Caylor and Kim Ricketts; and maternal grandmother, Edith M. Hanscom, all of Chattanooga.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Elizabeth Vance, A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Miss Vance was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was a past member of the Brainerd Hills Garden Club.
Miss Vance was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel D. Jr. and Myrtice Vance; sisters, Frances Farrar and Dorothy Vance; and brother, Daniel B. Vance III.
Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Rev. David King officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
Mary Smith, She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Owen Smith.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Smith Vittetoe of Chattanooga and Cassandra Smith Koogle of Hurlock, Md.; two grandsons, John W. Doub III of Chattanooga and Richard Scott Koogle of Ashburn, Va., and their wives, Tammy Thurman Doub and Susan Cooper Koogle; four great-grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Hope Doub, John Andrew Doub and Patrick Thurman Doub, all of Chattanooga, and William Noel Stanz of Ashburn; and special cousin, Nancy Carol Ball of Baltimore.
A private graveside service will be held on Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery. There will be no local visitation here in Chattanooga. The body has been taken to Henry W. Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home in Baltimore, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Patty Minnie A. Lingerfelt, 82, formerly of Rossville, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Pensacola, Fla.
Survivors include son, Darrell Lingerfelt, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; sister Gwindolene "Billie" Nichols, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Henry officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
James “Jim” Crowden, 69, of Apison, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at his home. A son, Roger Crowden, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, June Crowden; son, Greg and Angela Crowden; grandsons, Jamie and Joy Crowden and Kevin Crowden; great grandchildren, Ashley, Brittany, Brandie, and Jeremy; sister, Bernice Elliott; brothers, Charles and Jack Crowden, all of Apison; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 in Ironsburg Cemetery in Ironsburg, Tenn. with Rev. George Collinsworth officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
Charles “Swede” Esloon, 67, of Rossville, died Sunday morning in a local hospital. He lived most of his life in Ringgold, and was a Korean War Veteran. He served with several posts throughout the State with the Georgia State Patrol. His last position with the State was Captain of Safety Education for North Georgia. He was commander of security for the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta. He served as Post Commander for the LaFayette Post, and served as Adjutant for the Colonel of the Georgia State Patrol. He received several commendations throughout the State of Georgia. He is survived by two sons, Chuck Esloon, Tyrone, Georgia, Chip Esloon, Ft. Oglethorpe; two grandchildren, Ryan and Casey Esloon, both of Tyrone, Georgia. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles McElhaney officiating. Interment will be in Anderson Cemetery. Active and retired Law enforcement officers will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-9 Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Clarence Eugene (Gene) Pearson, 67, of Chickamauga, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in a local hospital. He was a longtime resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Pearson worked at Chattanooga Glass Company where he retired after 39 years. He also worked at Anchor Glass in Warner Robbins, Ga., for eight years. Mr. Pearson was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was an avid Alabama and NASCAR fan. He had been married for 43 years and was a loving father and husband. Survivors are wife, Cynthia Sue Pearson; sons, Steven & Cheri Pearson, Manchester, Tenn., David and Tammy Pearson, Chickamauga; brothers, Jerry Wayne Pearson, Harrison, Tenn., Raymond Pearson, Glencoe, Ala.; sister, Geraldine Mitchell, Burnette, Ark.; grandchildren, Brandon, Erika, and Aaron. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Russell Wilson officiating. Interment in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Rachel Walker Green, of Rossville, passed away, Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at her home after a long illness. She was a member of the Rossville Church of Christ and retired from Erlanger Hospital. Survivors are her husband of 62 years, Thomas M. Green; son, Thomas M. Green Jr.; daughter-in-law, Sandra Green; grandchildren, Rachel and Rebecca Green, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Steve Riley officiating. Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday and one hour before the service Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Velma Hayes, 93, of Dad City, Florida, formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, in Florida. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Ruby W. Holcomb, 90, of Fort Oglethorpe, died Friday, June 13, 2003, in a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of the OES Pocahontas Chapter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton H. Holcomb, and daughter, Dolores Nolen. Survivors are son, Ben Holcomb, Chattanooga; brother, Paul H. William, Hixson; sisters, Bunny Clark, Anna Grace Shell, both of Ringgold, Nellie Ruth Novak, Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Douglas M. Dempsey, Bel Air Maryland, Christina Mah, Newark, Delaware; six great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Max Parris officiating. Interment in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-5 Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Pascal Lawrence Latuso, 92, died Wednesday, June 11, 2002, in a local nursing home. He was the son of the late Joseph A. and Rose Gambino Latuso. He spent most of his life in New Orleans, La. before moving to Chattanooga 15 years ago. He was a former member of Carrollton United Methodist Church in New Orleans, La. and was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Chattanooga. He was the owner of L & L Fine Foods in New Orleans, La. Survived by his daughter, Maggie Jernigan, Chattanooga; son and daughter-in-law, Pat L. and Janet Latuso, Ruston, La.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 in Chattanooga Memorial Park with Rev. Dale Gilbert officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.