Grundy County Herald

Follow Us On:

Test Pushdown

Obituaries 7-24-14

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:37 am

MEADOWS, WILLIAM, “BILL,” HENRY, 78, of Coalmont, TN, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation and was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 483 in Morrison. He was born in Tracy City, Tennessee on August 2, 1935 to Charlie and Cora Kilgore Meadows who preceded him in death along with his grandchildren, Dusty and Kacie Jones; sisters, Hester Champion and Virginia Scott; brother, Harly Kilgore.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Daphine “Possie” Meadows; daughters, Beverly (William) Jones and Darlene (Estel) Knight; son, Billy (Brenda) Meadows; brother, James Meadows; sisters, Maudie Trussell and Rosa Edwards; grandchildren, Lori (Jimmy) Dodson, Brian (Judy) Meadows and Chip (Heather) Jones; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; special four-wheelin and fishing friend, Johnny Wiggins.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 18 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Clayton Jones officiating.
Burial was in Coalmont Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

MEEKS, JUDY, ANN, age 59, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Generations of Spencer. She was a daughter of the late James and Lena Scott Levan and was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Meeks; son, Christopher Meeks; sister, Helen Anderson; brothers, Leslie L., Ernest Eugene and James Levan, Jr.; nephew, Jason Levan.
Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Meeks and her fiancé, Andy Nunley; grandson, David Allen Horton; sisters, Bonnie Meeks and Connie Meeks; brothers, Steven Levan, Gary Levan and Daniel Levan all of Tracy City; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 21 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Mike Rigsby officiating.
Burial was in Plainview Cemetery.
Arrangements were made are by Foster and Lay Funeral Home of Tracy City, TN.

BREWER, MARK, DWAIN, 61, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was employed by the Grundy County Highway Department for 31 years as foreman. He was a member of the Sewanee Lodge #405 F&AM at Tracy City, OES #266 Tracy City Chapter and the Scottish Rite Bodies of Chattanooga. He was born in Chattanooga on December 22, 1952 to Ernest Grady and Edna Marie Crabtree Brewer who preceded him in death along with his son, Christopher Allen Brewer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Glenda Morrison Brewer; brothers, Kenneth and Terry Brewer; caring mother-in-law, Patsy Burnett; a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Masonic and Eastern Star services were held Friday, July 18.
Sunset funeral services were held Saturday, July 19 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Danny Coffelt officiating.
Burial was in Brown’s Chapel Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

MORRISON, ROBERT, LEE, SR., 79, passed away at his home Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corp and retired from Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on November 17, 1934 to Lonnie and Ethel Turner Morrison who preceded him in death along with his brother, Sammy, Sonny and Jerry Morrison; sisters, Charlene Cobb, Eula Mae Gardner, Carol Cox and Lynn Morrison.
He is survived by his companion, Katherine Delores Hamill; son, Robert L. (Kristen) Morrison Jr. of San Antonio, TX; daughters, Deborah Morrison, Chattanooga, Donna Morrison, Ringgold, GA and Diane Morrison, Tampa, FL; brother, Allen (Linda) Morrison, Gruetli-Laager; sister, Dolly Reed, Clinton, Iowa; several loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, July 3 at the Swiss Colony Cemetery with military funeral honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.
Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

REEVES, SHIRLEY, BUTNER, age 65, of Monteagle, TN, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born in Manchester on January 3, 1949, a daughter of the late Jim Ed and Nell Couch Butner and was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Butner; grandmother, Mattie Marie Reeves; brother-in-law, David Reeves.
She was a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Monteagle for many years and had served her church in various capacities. She was a living and caring wife and mother who had a lifelong love of reading, which she shared with her son, Richard. She and her husband, Douglas, would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this August 3.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Andrea Reeves; several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.
A memorial services to celebrate Shirley’s life was held Wednesday, July 23, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Bill Barton officiating.
Her ashes were buried in Monteagle Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

FINCH, JEFFREY, “JEFF,” THOMAS, 38, died unexpectedly July 8, 2014 in Rocky Mountain House AB. Canada. He was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee, then moved to Florida in his early 20’s. Everywhere he went he made friends. People were just naturally attracted to his quick wit, snarky comments and great stories. Men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him. To know him was to love him.
Jeff had many loves in his life: fast cars, fast women, hot sauce, ketchup and food, but most of all he loved his children. Logan, Madison, Ethan and Kora were his greatest joy. He loved being their dad so much. There is no doubt he will be watching over them from Heaven.
He is survived by his parents, Sheila Finch and Larry and Murphy Finch; sisters: Gina (Dwight) Hood, Toshia (Tommy) Yates and Lauri Murphy; the mother of his 3 older children, Misty Layne Finch, as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him so very much.
We will never get over losing you Jeff, but your memories will hold us over until we meet again. Until then, fly high bubba; I hope you are dancing in the sky.
Obituary provided by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.

SHRUM, BERYL, REBECCA, ALLEN, 92, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 21, 2014. She was born in Hueyville, Kentucky to the late David Murph Allen and Josephine Bentley Allen, but had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas since the 1960’s. She was a member of Cross Connection Assembly of God on Lookout Mountain and retired from the furniture business in 1986 after more than 15 years of service. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who’s true passion in life was loving and caring for her children and grandchildren and G.G. will be truly missed by all that knew her. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Roy Shrum, Sr.; daughter, Linda Shrum; grandchildren, Jonathan Shrum, Tony Shrum, Richard Shrum and Lacy Gravitt; great grandson, Preston Riley; two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include her children and spouses, James Roy Shrum, Jr., David and (Sherry) Shrum, Tim and (Ruth) Shrum, Mitchell Shrum, Carolyn and (Barry) Riley, Susan and (Rev. Cecil) Gravitt, Sandra and (Mike) Gentry and Margrett Stephens; 30 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Cecil Gravitt and Rev. Rob Kosch officiating.
Burial was held at Burns Cemetery in Marion County, TN.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Lifechoice Hospice, especially, Stephanie Lawson RN and Misty Allmon HHA for their care and compassion during this difficult time. Online guest book at
Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.