Roderic Lee ‘Rod’ Johnson
Roderic Lee Johnson (Rod), 40, of Hixson, Tenn., was called home on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in East Brainerd. Rod was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was a loving, kind and compassionate husband, father, son and brother. Rod loved his country and proudly served in the United States Army from 1994 through 2002.
He was born in Burlington, NC and attended high school in Cullman, AL where he was a star defensive end on the field and first baseman on the diamond. Rod graduated from Lake Michigan College and worked with the TSA, Whirlpool Corporation, ReDoubt Soccer Club and most recently EPB. Rod was known for his quick wit and humor along with his love of the North Carolina Tar Heels.
He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Beth Johnson, daughter Savannah Johnson, mother Frances Mann, father and step-mother Bobby and Theresa Johnson, and brother Brandon Johnson, along with step brothers, step sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the many individuals at Hospice of Chattanooga; specifically Amy Lathum, Susan Latta, Dr. Galina Rader, Dr. Kathleen Locker, Jim Shull, and the entire staff of the HCC. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 2, from 4-7 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace. A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Pastor Charles Burton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Roderic’s name to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415. Please visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN. 877-3524
Roderic Lee ‘Rod’ Johnson
James Edward “Ed” Lee
James Edward “Ed” Lee, 85, of Cullman, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and friend went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Bobby C. Rowland
Memorial services for Bobby C. Rowland of Fairview will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Fairview, Dr. David Chambers and the Rev. Ed Vickery officiating, with burial in Franklin, Ky., at a later date.
Rosa L. Williams
Funeral Services for Rosa L. Williams, 81, of Welti will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, Bros. Randy Sellers and Caleb Elrod officiating, with burial in Bethlehem East Baptist Cemetery in Hanceville.
Shirley Jean Thomason
Funeral services for Shirley Jean Thomason, 64, of Vinemont will be Monday, December 9, 2013 at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with interment in the Thomason Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lee Opal Ballinger
Funeral services for Lee Opal Ballinger, 78, of Hanceville will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home chapel, Lawrence Black officiating with interment at Union Grove Cemetery in Walker County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.
Funeral services for Theresa Conn, 52, of West Point are incomplete and will be announced later by Cullman Heritage Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Carolyn Pannell, 44, of Hanceville will be Monday, December 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Benjamin Smothers officiating. Burial will follow at Duck River Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Genella Evans ‘Jennie’ Nance
Genella Evans ‘Jennie’ Nance, 88, of Cullman passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Jennie was a member of First Methodist Church in Cullman.
Funeral services for Rosa Williams, 81, of Welti will be at noon Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Bethlehem East Cemetery.
Lillian Federer ‘Granny’ Keese
Funeral services for Lillian Federer “Granny” Keese, 91, of Cullman will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Oak Level Baptist Church, with interment in adjoining cemetery, the Rev. Edsel Riddle officiating. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
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