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Obituaries 10-30-14

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

GRIFFITH, WILLIAM, JR.,age 87, of the Griffith’s Creek Community went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 23, 2014. He was of the Methodist faith and retired from Koehring Southern Co. in Chattanooga and also a coal miner. He was born January 27, 1927 to William Sr. and Mattie McGowan Griffith who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Stan, Lee, Max, Jim and J.C. Griffith; sisters, Ida Layne, Beatrice Kilgore and Avene Norris. He was survived by his wife of 66 years, Rachel Slatton Griffith; children of his heart, Jeannie (Buddy) Richardson, Jeremy (Marie) Robinson, Rebekah (Wally) Nolan and Norman (Tisa) Robinson; brother, Oakland (Tootsie) Griffith;  a host of loving family and friends. A special thanks to NHC of Dunlap and Hospice of Amedisys for going above and beyond their duties. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Layne Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Jeremy Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Griffith Creek Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

ROGERS, GENE, O. “EYEBALLS”,age 78, of Altamont, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014.  He was elected in 1978 as the Grundy County Road Superintendent serving for 12 years.  He was a US Army veteran and a member of Sewanee Lodge #405 F & AM at Tracy City.  He was born in Coalmont, Tennessee on March 17, 1936 to Hubert and Elvie Lockhart Rogers who preceded him in death along with his wife, Nellene Brown Rogers; step-mother, Lillie Rogers; infant daughter, Elvie Jean Rogers; sisters, Hilda Grace Sartain and Willie Flynn, Infant sister, Annell; brothers, Jimmy and Charles Rogers, Wilson, Buck, Meredith and Albert “Pap” Newsome. He is survived by his daughters, Karen (Larry) Davis and Christie (Jamie) Sweeton; son, Larry (Brenda) Rogers; grandchildren, Daniel (Lisa) Crabtree, Jill (Tristan) Witt, DeRon and Brady Meeks, Madison and Griffyn Rogers, Bailee, Karlie and Jaxon Sweeton; great grandchildren, Julianna, Trinidy and Lincoln Witt, Kasadee Crabtree, Brittany Meeks, Lorren and Jayven Land; sisters-in-law, Eileen and Mary Rogers, Wanda Newsome; many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers John Potts and Russell Irvin officiating. Burial followed in the Coalmont Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. A Masonic service was held Sunday at 6:00 PM in the funeral home chapel.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

 

MILNER, NAOMI, BRANDON, of Sewanee, Tennessee passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, in Sewanee. She was a native of Pleasant Grove in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Carl Jack Brandon and Mattie Coleman Frost Brandon. She and her late husband, Joseph H. Milner, Sr. had operated Milner’s Food Market for many years, he passed away on July 24 of this year. She was also preceded in death by her grandsons, Timothy and Matthew Milner. Naomi was a member of Morton Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Joe Milner, Jr. (Rita), Anne (Jerry) Sitz, Steven (Debra) Milner, Joshua Boone (Beverly) Milner, John Clea (Teresa) Milner; brother, Boone Brandon; sisters, Jane Bartlett and Joy Brown; grandchildren, Edward, Angela, April, Casey, Clea, Anna, Josh, Sarah, Rachel, Joe, III, and Boone; 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends gathered at the Eastern Star Cemetery in Sewanee on Sunday afternoon for a graveside service. The Reverend Amanda Diamond and Dean Lutes officiated. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.

Cremations services were provided by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee.

 

HAMBY, BILLY, WAYNE, “BLUE”, age 82, of Monteagle, passed away Saturday morning in Sewanee. He was born in Pelham, Tennessee a son of the late Robert Hamby and Ezella Thomas Hamby and was preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Paul Sanders, Kenneth and JR Hamby; sisters, Mildred McNear and Irene Moore; grandson, Jeremy Hamby.

“Blue” was retired from Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Grounds as the Superintendent of Grounds. He was very active in the community, serving on the city council as alderman for several years and also was a volunteer firefighter. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Hamby; son, Bobby Wayne (Debbie) Hamby, Monteagle; daughter, Peggy (Ernest) Burnett, Estill Springs; grandchildren, Jason, Amber, Dava and Alicia; 9 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend J.T. Steele officiating. Burial was in Monteagle Cemetery with full military honors proudly provided by Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee.

 

LAWSON, CARRIE, FRANCES,of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Sequatchie. She was the daughter of the late Roy Layne and Alice Russell Layne and was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jackson Lawson; brothers, Ford Layne and Isaac Layne; granddaughter, Shannon Leeann Womac; grandson, Michael Allen Ross.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Sue Hobbs and Rita Kay Sweeton; sisters, Polly Stockwell Conry and Kathleen Meeks; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Ben Curtis officiating. Burial was in Plainview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rod Young, Russell Young, Danny Sweeton, Andy Blevins, Danny Ray Meeks, Troy Cannon, Mark Britton and Danny Johnson. On line condolences may be made at: www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

 

NUNLEY, JOHN, LADUE, passed away from this life on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, in Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 2, 1959, a son of William LaDue Nunley and Lottie Pavlak Nunley.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Lottie; sister, Beverly Gann and was a member of the Church of Christ – Central.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Faye Nunley; daughters, Natasha (Bob) Zignego of Germantown, Wisconsin and Christy (Curtis) Seagroves of Tracy City; father, LaDue Nunley of Tracy City; brother, Robert Nunley of Mobile, Alabama; sisters, Stella Knight of Cleveland, Ohio, Helene Poling, Mobile, and Brenda Hoffman of Altamont; 4 grandchildren, Hannah Seagroves, Heidi Zignego, Noah Zignego and Lillian Zignego.

Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel with Brother Alan Mayes officiating. Burial was in Hobbs Hill Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.