Nov. 7, 2007 obituaries

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By The Staff

Lewis Patrick George Childs

Lewis Patrick “George” Childs, age 58 of Stewartville, Ala., died Saturday, October 27, 2007.

George was born on September 20, 1949, in Harriman, to the late Marvin P. and Myra E. Childs.

He graduated from Union Hill High School, Somerville, Ala. After serving as a medic in the U.S. Navy for 12 years, George was employed by the U.S. Government for 18 years. He was then called into the Church of God ministry, and faithfully served as the pastor of Stewartville, Ala. Church of God. George is a member of the Church of God.

George touched the hearts and lives of the many whose paths he crossed with his exuberant cheery personality. He never met a stranger. He was a superb husband, perfect daddy and the greatest pa-pa. He had a special love for young people. He gave his all in everything. He would do anything for anyone. And we have to mention his passion for Alabama football. ROLL TIDE ROLL !!!

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister Peggy Worley and one granddaughter, Lolanda Jacalyn Wilcoxon.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Lolanda R. Childs; two daughters, Larissa T. Hitt and husband Carl L. Hitt, Jr. of Manassas, Va. and Lori D. Wilcoxon and husband Todd L. Wilcoxon of Catlett, Va.; eight perfect grandchildren, Carl Hitt III, Jessica Hitt, Amber Wilcoxon, Eric Hitt, Derrick Wilcoxon, Tara Hitt, Luke Wilcoxon and Kyle Wilcoxon; one brother, Jerry Childs; and four sisters, Jeepie Driskill, Joyce Ingram, Helen Jo Carr and Debbie Scarbrough, all of Roane County.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2007, at the Manassas Church of God, 8823 Rixlew Lane, Manassas. Fu-neral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2007, at Foxchase Manor, 8310 Chatsworth Drive, Manassas with Pastor John L. Wil-coxon presiding. Pallbearers will be Carl Hitt, Jr., Todd Wilcoxon, Carl Hitt III, Michael Carr, Jeff Brock, Don Wyant, Carl Crouch and Kendall McConatha and honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Childs, Eric Hitt and Derrick Wilcoxon. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va.

Condolences may be sent to www.piercefh.com.

Blanche K. Mayton

Blanche K. Mayton, 80, of Harriman, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

She attended Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harirman, and she loved her family. She loved to cook breakfast for her family and enjoyed football and growing flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Centers Paul Mayton; brother, Ray Ownby; and sisters, Ruth Ownby and Grace Bardill.

Survivors include sons, Steve Mayton, Mike Mayton and Dwayne Mayton, all of Harriman; sisters, Sylvia Lee Johnson of Harriman and Mary Griffith of Dayton, Ohio; brothers, Robert Ownby of Cleveland and Carl Ownby of Kingston; special friend, Susie Seiber; grandchildren, Jimmy Lynn Mayton, Melissa Brown, Hillary Mayton and Kayla Jeffers; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Harriman, with the Rev. Jeff Waldrop and the Rev. Tommy Hensley officiating. Burial was at Willard Park Cemetery, Harriman.

Stella Mae Scarbrough

Stella Mae Scarbrough, 95, of Harriman, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

She attended Scarborough Memorial Free Methodist Church. She loved flowers, reading her Bible and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orie P. Scarbrough; parents, Sam and Eliza Frost; sons, Eugene P. Scarbrough, Wayne Scar-brough and Carl Scarbrough; brothers, George Frost, Homer Frost and Jess Frost; and daughter-in-law, Catherine Scarbrough.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Gene Hampton and Lois Scarbrough, all of Harriman, and Naomi and John Adcox of Smyrna; sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Polly Scarbrough and Homer and Karen Scarbrough, all of Harriman; daughter-in-law, Yoshiko Scarbrough of San Antonio; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Harriman, with the Rev. Glen Potts officiating. Burial was at noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Piney Grove Cemetery, Midtown.

Genevieve Hannahan, 84

Genevieve Hannahan, 84, of Chestnut Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

She was born May 26, 1923 along with her twin sister Clella Imogene LaRue, to Clarence and Pearl Atkinson in Clarkrange and was a member of Friends Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Hannahan was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family who adored her and to the Chestnut Ridge Community. Her beloved husband of 57 years, Leon Hannahan, was a teacher and principle of Chestnut Ridge Elementary. She helped Leon with everything from steak suppers, hayrides, Thanksgiving dinners, fall festivals, volleyball concessions and anything Leon asked her to do. Her favorite saying was “No fools no fun, without me there would be none.” Our fun times will not be the same without her but we will cherish our memories as we go forward.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Pearl Atkinson; twin sister, Clella LaRue; sisters, Justine Stowers, Lounell Williams; and brother Chester Atkinson.

Mrs. Hannahan is survived by her husband of 57 years, Leon Hannahan of Chestnut Ridge; sons, Larry and wife Gail Hannahan of Chestnut Ridge, Terry Hannahan of Clarkrange; daughter, Sondra and husband Rusty Carter of Murfreesboro; five grandchildren, Andrea and Heather Hannahan of Franklin, Sloan Hannahan of Murfreesboro and Megan and Alex Carter of Murfreesboro; sister, Floy Blaylock of Crossville; brothers, Charles Atkinson and Eugene Atkinson of Clarkrange.

The family received friends Thursday, November 1, 2007 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral services were held Friday at 12 Noon at Chestnut Ridge Community Chapel with Bro. Billy Durham officiating. Interment followed at Flat Rock Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Flat Rock Cemetery in Memory of Genevieve Hannahan, % First Volunteer Bank, P.O. Box 8, Clarkrange, TN 38553.

Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Sue Morano, 51

Barbara Sue Morano, 51, of Deer Lodge, passed away Wednesday Oct. 31, 2007. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lorain, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Supeck; and brother, Jerry Supeck.

Mrs. Morano is survived by her husband of 33 years, Michael Morano; sons, Michael and David Morano of Deer Lodge; grandchildren, Paige and Kiley of Deer Lodge; mother, Dallas Supeck of Nashville; sister, Linda Bilbrey of Mt. Juliet; brothers, John Supeck and Carl Supeck Jr. both of Lorain, Ohio.

The family received friends Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. A memorial service followed at 6 p.m.

Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright was in charge of arrangements.

Hoyl Byrd, 72, Lancing

Hoyl Byrd, 72, of Lancing, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay Byrd and Roxie Duncan Byrd; brothers, John Henry, Winford, Mack and James Luther Byrd; and sister, Marie Josephine Clark.

Mr. Byrd is survived by his son, Steve Byrd of Roundlake Beach, Ill.; daughter, Cindy Jonyja of Mundelein, Ill.; step-daughter, Sherry Belcher of Mundelein, Ill.; grandchildren, Paul Jr., Stephanie, Tonya and Kailey; brother, Sam Byrd of Lancing and Marshall Byrd of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Lane Cemetery with Bro. Jim Phillips officiating.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Calvin Whaley, 82

Leonard Calvin Whaley, 82, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2007 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.

Mr. Whaley, a TVA retiree, was born on Nov. 22, 1924, the son of Isaac Calvin Whaley and Matilda Frances Kennedy Whaley.

A veteran of World War II, Corporal (E-4), Mr. Whaley served as a water supply technician with the 178th Engineer Combat BN in Europe, supplying water to the troops.

Most recently, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Ga. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the New Mountain View Baptist Church in Oliver Springs.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Whaley was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Mahoney Whaley.

He is survived by his brother, John Bradford Whaley; four daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine Sue Whaley and Timothy Merrell Duncan of Andersonville, Glenda Louise and Daniel Robinson Cloutier of Oliver Springs and Paulette and John Theodore Higginbottom III of Marietta, Ga., Dona Rose of New Port Richey, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Emily Paige Higginbottom, John Theodore Higginbottom IV and Mitchell Nolan Cloutier.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 at 8 p.m. at Weatherford

Mortuary with Rev. Joe Copeland officiating. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 at 11a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Fort Campbell Honor Guard. The family received friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary.

An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

Troy L. Wiggins, 57, Wartburg

Troy L. Wiggins, 57, of Wartburg, passed away Sunday Oct. 28, 2007 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Polke Wiggins; sisters, Deborah Mize, Janet Wiggins and Patricia Wiggins.

Mr. Wiggins is survived by his mother, Mable Carter Wiggins; daughter, Gina Satterfield and husband Josh of Smithville; grandchildren, Destry and Laradon Wiggins of Smithville; brother, C.B. Wiggins and wife Helen of Wartburg; Michael Wiggins and Scott Wiggins both of Harriman; sisters, Kathryn Wiggins of Harriman, Elaine Hendrix and husband Jimmy of Smithville; special nieces, Janet Bradshaw and Becky Phillips both of Coalfield; special friend, Rosie McCampbell of Knoxville; several other nieces and nephews and friends.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg with Bro. Keith Massengale officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Adcock Cemetery in Coalfield.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Wallace Leathers, 93

Marie Wallace Leathers, 93, of Oakdale, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at the Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center, Harriman.

She was a long time member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church of Oakdale.

Mrs. Leathers was born Oct. 29, 1914 in Mart, Texas and moved to Tennessee in 1944.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She also tended the family hardware store in Oakdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Floyd Leathers; parents, Felix and Ida Wallace; three sisters and one brother, all of Texas.

Mrs. Leathers is survived by her sons, Jim and wife Joy Leathers, of Newnan, Ga.,Lloyd and wife Vickie Leathers, of Oakdale; daughter, Dorothy Leathers and husband George Herring, of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, Ken and Jill Leathers of Atlanta, Ga., Phillip and Becky Leathers of Chesterfield, Mo., Jeff Leathers of Ca. and Kevin and Crystal Leathers of Oakdale; great-grandchildren, Logan Cox of Oakdale, Lindsey, Shelby and P.J. Leathers, of Chesterfield, Mo.; and several nephews and nieces of Texas.

The family received friends Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg. Funeral services followed, with Rev. Pat McGee officiating. Graveside services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Crab Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Dennis Hoskins, 62

Samuel Dennis Hoskins, 62, of Rickman, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 at his home. He was a member of the Episcopal Church and attended Oak Hill United Methodist Church. As a retired principal of Oakdale School in Morgan County he was a member of TEA, NEA, and MCEA in Morgan County. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Viet Nam where he earned multiple Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie S. and Joanne Huff Hoskins.

Mr. Hoskins is survived by his wife, Jeanette Carr Hoskins of Rickman; sons, John Hoskins and wife Sabrina of Cookeville; brother, William Hoskins and wife Iffath of New York City, NY; God-son, Dru Miller of Rockwood; and a multitude of loving in-laws, special school family members, church family and special friends, Kim Mason and Nancy Miller.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at 8 p.m. at Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Rickman. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Speck Funeral Home, Livingston is in charge of arrangements.