David Lawrence Blancett Sr., 83, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. David was a Life Member of The Million Dollar Roundtable. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 698 and the Alhambra Shrine Temple. David attended the first Presbyterian Church. He was the owner of the Blancett Insurance Agency for many years. David enjoyed art, music and playing golf. David was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Holder Blancett; parents, Lawrence and Ava Mae Blancett. David is survived by his wife, Sue Blancett; four sons, David, Brian, Todd and Zachary Blancett; stepson, Colyn (Rebekah) Shirley; granddaughter, Marilyn (Abby) Blancett; grandsons, Josh Blancett and Nick and Thomas Shirley; great-grandson, Zeke Blancett; brother, Jerry (Frances) Blancett; sister, Judy (Bill) Howard The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today, Dec. 11, and from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel with The Rev. Sam Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, P.O. Box 11203, Chattanooga, TN 37401. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.Read more →
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Genevieve Bashor was called home to be with the Lord on December 10, 2013 in Johnson City. Born Genevieve Adams on January 23, 1922, she was 91 years old.
Genevieve was a retiree from the Canteen at the VA Center. She loved to cook and worked in food services for many years. She has been a dedicated volunteer at the VA; assisting in BINGO and other activities for the veterans.
Genevieve was President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, Post 2108 for many years. She enjoyed planning for events and holidays celebrated at the VFW.
She was a big supporter of cancer. She donated many locks of hair that she had collected for cancer survivors for many years. Genevieve was always trying to raise money for cancer awareness.
Most of all, she enjoyed serving people. She loved to help others, and do whatever she could to support the community.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Anderson Bashor, son, Randall Keith Bashor, and brothers, George, Buster, and A.D Adams.
Survivors include a son, Steve Bashor and wife Jean, Jonesborough; daughter-in-law, Mary Bashor, Johnson City; grandchildren, Stephen, Stephanie, and Jonathan, all of Johnson City, Tori, of Spartanburg, SC; eleven great grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Delcour, Knoxville, Velvia Liafsha, Oak Ridge, Ruth “Bootie” Street, Johnson City, Theresa Davis, Johnson City; brothers, Billy Adams and Gary Adams, both of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Thursday, December 12, at 2:30 P.M. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Gene Deaton officiating.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. appfh.net.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the caregivers at Christian Care Center. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Bashor family. (423) 928-6111
Mr. Gary Lynn Bates, 55, of Union City, TN died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, December 13, 2013 at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden with burial to immediately follow. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 am until 10:45 am at Bowlin Funeral Home.
Mr. Bates was born February 19, 1958 in Greenfield, TN to Joe Ray and Martha Lynn Crocker Bates of Martin. He was the owner of The Keg Restaurant in Fulton, KY and Baptist by faith.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his son, Joey (Ashley) Bates of Mayfield, KY and stepdaughter, Shonna (Josh) McNeil of Patterson, LA, brother; Steve (Amy) Bates of Martin and grandchildren, Adelynn Bates, Makenlee, Jagger and Sophie McNeil.Read more →
Lottie Mae Navel Marlin, 87, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. She was born Sept.13, 1926, in Bedford, Ind., to the late Alfred and Katie Fletcher. She was a member of New Haven Baptist Church and the Auditorium I Sunday School Class. Her first husband, Ernest William Navel and three brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Bennie Marlin; children, William J. (Linda) Navel, of Harrison; Philip M. (Robin) Navel, of Milan, Tenn.; Sue Navel (Gene) White, of Cleveland, Ga.; Patty Navel (George) Moody, of Harrison; step-son, Steve (Sherrie) Marlin, of Chattanooga; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the North Chapel with the Rev. Robert K. Schrader officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416; or online to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/donate/. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.Read more →
William “Bill” Charles Geldmeier, age 86, of Oak Ridge, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Summit View of Farragut.Read more →
Earle Phillips Jr., born Columbus, OH, 1922, passed away Nov. 29, 2013, in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service is planned for early spring at the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade. It will be announced at a later date.Read more →
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