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Obituaries – 11/28/13

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

MELTON, DAWN, MARIE, age 38, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Friday, November 22, 2013 in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was a 1993 graduate of Grundy County High School and was a standout basketball player for the Lady Jackets. Her senior year, she was named to the 1st team AP All State Basketball Team averaging 20.8 points per games. She hit 72 three point shots, made 92 of 132 free throws, stole the ball 78 times, and had 100 rebounds and an impressive 161 assists. She graduated from Roane State Community College. Dawn loved her family, basketball and loved to travel. She brought joy to all who knew her with her laughter and energetic personality. She worked as a professional contract painter and became well known as a perfectionist in her business. She was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Kay Childers Melton; brother, Billy Edwards; grandparents, C.D. and Jessie Pauline Melton; uncle, Dave Melton. Survivors include her father, Bill Melton, Tracy City; sister, Misty May Melton; niece, Liberty Darlene Marie Melton; nephew, Michael Bradley Melton, all of Monteagle; grandmother, Gloria Woodlee, Elk City, OK; aunts and uncles, Sue Rankin Melton, Tom (Janie) Melton, Henry (Karen) Melton, Wayne Melton, Renee Reid, Marie (Haskel) Meadows, all of Tracy City, Virginia (Ronald) Hughes, Chattanooga, Beverly Rowland, Sewanee, Doug Woodlee, Elk City, OK, Ronnie Childers, Donnie (Kay) Childers, Sue Childers, all of Oklahoma; many cousins who were like her brothers and sisters. The family would like to say thank you to all who have shown support within our community with your prayers, the sharing of your pictures and memories of Dobie, which brings tears to our eyes, a smile on our face, and peace in our hearts just knowing how she was loved. Dawn was as generous and caring in death as she was in life by giving the gift of life to several different people by being an organ and tissue donor. A memorial service to celebrate Dawn’s life was held Tuesday, November 26 in the Foster and Lay Chapel with Minister Ben Curtis officiating. Online condolences may be made at  Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

KING, STANLEY, THURMAN, 57, died Monday, November 18, 2013 at River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on August 11, 1956 to Eugene and Ovie Beatrice Fults King who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Sara Pearl Keener King; step-son, Joe (Alicia) Elledge; sisters, Linda (Gary) Sutherland and Viola King, McMinnville, TN, Sandy (Billy Joe) King, Palmer, TN, Opal (Earl) Walker, Spencer, TN and Jenny (Eddie) Hatfield, Rock Island, TN; nieces and nephews, Steve (Amanda) Sutherland, Veola (Trey) Smith, Felisha (Jim) Borne, Joe (Kim) Sutherland, Stanley J. (Lora) King, Josh (Lacey) King, Diane (Wayne) Tennpenny, Leeda Hatfield, Kyra (Mike) King, Amanda (Keith) Smith; several great nieces and nephews; 1 great-great nephew. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 14 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Dean Northcutt officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

SCOTT, CHARLES, F., age 91, of Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away November 22, 2013 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, Tennessee. He was born in Ozark, Missouri January 24, 1922 to Charles M. and Ora Scott. He served as a medic with the 102nd Infantry division in WWII in France and Germany receiving the Purple Heart. He and his wife Ann (Barnes) graduated from Lipscomb University in 1949. Charles has spent the last 70 years preaching the gospel for the Church of Christ. He has spent much time in missionary work helping to start hundreds of churches in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. He served in local ministries at Martinsville, VA, Old Hickory, TN, Scranton, PA, and Olney, MD. He moved to Monteagle, TN in 1976 continuing his overseas ministries and holding gospel meetings throughout many parts of the USA. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Margaret Ann Barnes Scott; children, Charles Scott, Jr. (Scotty) and his wife Terri, Beth Schrader from Belgrade, MT, and Lowell B. Scott and his wife Daphne of Murfreesboro, TN, 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 25 in the chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial was in Monteagle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to India Evangelism, 10905 Hornby Street, Fort Worth, TX 76108. Please put Bible-Scott in memo. Online Condolences may be made at  Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

WELSH, JEFFERY, A., age 52, of Pelham, Tennessee, passed away on November 23, 2013 at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Arp Welsh of Pelham, TN; brothers, Shawn Welsh of Alto, TN,  Mark Welsh of Decherd, TN,  Mike Welsh of Winchester, TN and Ron White of Arizona; and a host of other relatives and friends.  No local public services. Arrangements were made by Central Funeral Home, Manchester, TN.

WALKER, GLORIA, ANN, SMITH, age 70 of Winchester, Tennessee and former Manchester resident, passed away on November 22, 2013 at the Golden Living Healthcare Center in Winchester where she had also been employed in the Administrative and Clerical offices. She was also a former PCA Apparel Industries, Inc. and Batesville Casket Company employee. Ann will always be remembered for her bright smile, love and care for other people, and her love and talent for singing. Ann was born in Palmer, TN and was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Frank Walker; granddaughter, Skylar Ann Mays; parents, Grady Lester Smith and Iva Beatrice Frizzell Smith; sisters, Alberta Griffith and Patsy Carrick; and brothers, O.D. Smith and Albert Smith. She is survived by her son, Gregory T. Walker and his wife Michele of Louisville, KY; daughter, Angelique Atkinson and her husband David of Manchester, TN; sisters, Betty Morrison, Bonnie J. Watts, Robena N. Tate and Faye Hoosier all of Whitwell, TN; brother, Billy W. Smith of Hillsboro, TN; eight grandchildren, Elijah Mays, Seth Mays, Sarah Mays, Tori Walker, Emily Walker, Andrew Walker, Abigail Walker and Hannah Walker; great-grandchild, Addison Mays; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, November 25 from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Mill Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by Central Funeral Home, Manchester, TN.