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Obituaries for Aug. 14 edition

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Bertha L. Camp, 76, of Elora, died Sunday (Aug. 11, 2013) at Lincoln Care Center. She was born in Madison County, Ala., on Feb. 2, 1937 to the late William Wesley and Nannie Lou Edwards Hill. She was a member of the Elora Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Camp; son, Mickey Camp; and granddaughter, Jasmine Camp. Mrs. Camp is survived by her daughters, Pam Shores of Elora, Libby and Bill Smith of Flintville; sons, Ronnie and Kana Camp of Elora, Donnie and Andra Camp of Kelso; daughter-in-law, Marlene Camp of Franklin, Ky.; sister, Carolyn Jones of Ardmore, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Chad and Misty Camp, Michael and Amanda Williams, Sierra Camp, Brianna and Anthony Padgett, Lee Shores, Dusty Camp, Andrew Camp, Stacey and William Chap, Alex Camp, Noah Camp; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family is set for Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. B.R. Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Elora Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James Bennett Gattis, 23, of Nashville, formerly of Fayetteville, died Saturday (Aug. 10, 2013). He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of James Timothy and Susanna C. Gattis, who survive. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2012. He studied and traveled in the U.K. and served an internship in London for the successful re-election of Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. In 2011, he was a member of the University of Tennessee National Champion Paintball Team. While currently pursuing a career in public policy, he was employed as a service associate with Land Uniforms. Mr. Gattis was currently attending the Crosspoint Church in Nashville. Survivors, in addition of his parents, include a sister, Whitney Gattis and husband, Capt. James Ward, of Anchorage, Alaska; grandparents, Frank Melvin and Mary Ann Gattis of Fayetteville and Shelby Colbert of Fayetteville; aunts and uncles, Brad Gattis and wife, Christy, Dr. James Colbert, Jr., and wife, Jean, Tim Colbert and wife, Delia, Vickie Fee, Phillip Colbert and wife, Christina, and Marcus Colbert, all of Fayetteville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jim Colbert. Visitation with the family is set for Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Brett Miles officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Howell Church of Christ, Imagination Library or the Northside Missionary Baptist Church, 84 Radio Road, Almo, KY 42020. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Walter Paul Gibson, Jr., 86, died Sunday (Aug. 4, 2013) in Huntsville, Ala. A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon in the garden of the Church of the Nativity in Huntsville after which the family received guests at the home of Charles and Suzy Naumann. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home assisted the family.

Fred Ellery Gowing, Jr., 68, of Ardmore, died Sunday (Aug. 4, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Derrick Moose officiating. Interment was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Loretta Maddox, 87, of Flintville, died Saturday (Aug. 10, 2013) at her residence. Mrs. Maddox was a native of Dekalb County, Ala., the daughter of the late James Carl and Vora Maude Upton Chamblee. She was a teacher for many years with the Lincoln County School System and a member of the Flintville Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Horace Maddox; son, David Maddox, both of Flintville; grandson, Chad Maddox; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Lindall Lewis and Inez Hurtz, both of Nashville, Jody Kolbe of Cumberland Furnace; brothers, Bill W. Chamblee of Fayetteville, Phillip E. Chamblee of Nashville. Graveside services were conducted Monday afternoon in Riverview Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Billy Langford officiating. Memorials may be made to the Flintville Baptist Church Building Fund. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Richard Marsh, 92, of Shelbyville passed from this life early Sunday morning (July 21, 2013) at about 1 a.m. at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center after an extended illness. Born June 12, 1921 in the Lincoln Community of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Richard A. & Blanchie L. Mathis Marsh. Mr. Marsh served as a communication specialist and instructor in the intelligence branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) near Washington D.C. during WWII. He began his radio broadcasting career at two stations near Chicago and later Jackson. Mr. Marsh engineered and constructed Shelbyville and Bedford County’s first commercial broadcasting station in the fall of 1946 and continued to serve as chief engineer and staff announcer for many years. He owned and operated Motorola 2-Way Communications for many years. Mr. Tim and his wife, Helen Marsh, were appointed Bedford County historians in 1985 and jointly authored and published over 75 historical and genealogical books on Middle Tennessee. He served jointly with his wife as Bedford County Archivist. He was licensed as an amateur radio operator in 1942, was a long-time member of The Sons of the Confederate Veterans and was a 45-year Mason and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Helen C. Marsh; son, Leslie D. (Mary) Marsh of Wartrace; daughter, Marsha J. (Al) Addessi of Shelbyville; grandson, Timothy J. (LaDonna) Edwards of Nashville; granddaughter, Melissa M. Edwards of Greensboro, N.C.; two great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Edwards and Kathryn Michele Edwards. There will be no services per Mr. Marsh’s request. Doak-Howell Funeral Home, www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com, is serving the family.

Joshua McKnight, 29, of Ardmore, died Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2013). Funeral services were held Saturday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Lynn Marshall officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Donald B. Morrison, 74, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday morning (Aug. 7, 2013) in Huntsville Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Joe Loyd and Jessie Shaw Morrison, was retired from Amana, an Army National Guard veteran and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Billye J. Morrison of Fayetteville; daughter, Jane Elizabeth Dye and husband, Jeff; son, Jeffery Donald Morrison; and brother, Jerry Wayne Morrison and wife, Sandy, all of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Daniel Dye of Bells, Jessa Rayne Yanson and Bethany Grace Morrison both of the Philippines; great-grandchildren, Kate, Nick, and Sam. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Swinford, 84, of Fayetteville, died Saturday (Aug. 10, 2013) at his residence. Mr. Swinford was a native of Madison County, Ala., the son of the late Roy Weaver and Lela Olene Prince Swinford. He was a machinist and retired military. He served in the Army, Air Force and National Guard and was an ordained deacon at Parks City Baptist Church. Survivors include wife, Mevis Jobe Swinford of Fayetteville; daughters, Marsha Bradford and husband, Randy, Donna Otinger and husband, Larry, Cyndi Garrison and husband, Alan, all of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Ken Bradford and wife, Erica, of Fayetteville, Jeremy Bradford and wife, Jennifer, of Fayetteville, Jarrod Bradford and wife, Mandy, of Madison, Ala., Luke Allen and wife, Crystal, of Las Vegas, Nev. (Nellis AFB), Brent Otinger of Fayetteville, Chad Otinger and wife, April, of Fayetteville, Valerie Garrison of Alton, Ill.; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Swinford Gardner of Fayetteville; nieces, Kim Gardner, Brianna Jones and husband, Josh; nephew, Charlie Gardner; great-nephew, Trey Hicks. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Russell, Roy Butler and Randy Maxwell officiating. Burial followed in Gatlin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parks City Baptist Church Building Fund. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.