Barbara Jo Freeman, 72, of Reliance, passed away, Friday, May 17, 2013, at Woods Memorial Hospital. A native of Polk County, she was a member of Springtown Baptist Church and a daughter of the late Carson and Donnie Evelyn Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents, listed above; baby boy Freeman; and one brother Curtis Morgan. Survivors include her husband Sydnor Freeman of Reliance, TN; one son, Denzil Freeman of Reliance, TN; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sissy and Johnny Hubbard of Reliance, TN and Rena and Glenn Rhodes of Benton, TN; grandchildren, Brian Freeman, Jeremy and April Freeman, Amanda Freeman, Michael and Christy Thompson, Christy and Scott Dalton, and Nicholas and Kayla Thompson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Vondell Morgan of Reliance, TN, Terry and Norma Morgan of Reliance, TN and Marvin Morgan of Benton, TN; one sister-in-law, Joyce Morgan of Reliance, TN; 13 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Daisy, Kylie and Sydda Jo Dalton, Michael and Josh Thompson, Lauryn, Makenzie, and Stanley Freeman, Samuel and Nicholas Thompson, and Kaitlyn and Kelcie Stevenson. Funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday May 21, 2013 in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at Morgan Cemetery, Wednesday, May 22nd for the 12:00 noon committal service. Brian Freeman, Michael Thompson. Jeremy Freeman, Johnny Morgan, Mark Morgan, and Chris Morgan will serve as pallbearers.
Glenn E. Jenkins, 76, of Etowah, passed away, Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Etowah, he was retired from Western Electric, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard and he enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. A son of the late Wesley and Myrtle Jenkins, he was preceded in death by his parents, listed above and one brother, Gene Jenkins. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Judy Jenkins of Etowah, TN; 2 daughters, Kim Sims of Maryville, TN and Tammy Swilley of Riceville, TN; 2 sons, Marty Jenkins and Shane Jenkins both of Etowah, TN; 7 grandchildren, Ashley Adams, Kari Sims, Dylan Swilley and Abby Swilley, and Michala, Devin, and Lauren Jenkins; 1 great-grandchild, Kyler Grace Adams; 4 brothers, Albert, Larry, Robert, and Danny Jenkins; and 3 sisters, Joyce Lanning, Dianne Lanning and Kathy Mincey. Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Vest officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home, at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21st and proceed to Green Hill Cemetery for the 11:00 a.m., committal service with military honors. The family will serve as pallbearers.
Roger Lee Scroggs, 60, of Etowah, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his residence. He was employed with McKee Bakery for 27 years as a truck driver. A son of the late Elmer and Peggy L. Scroggs, he enjoyed driving a truck, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.Survivors include his wife, Joyce Scroggs of Etowah; one daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Aaron Russell of Etowah; one son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Misti Scroggs of Etowah; his grandchildren, Christian Goforth, Tyler Cheatham, Briana Scroggs, McKenna Scroggs and Riley Scroggs; sisters and brothers-in-law, Veta and John Newland of Silver Springs, Fla., Kathy and David Cook of Philadelphia, and Sharon Frank of Madisonville; special friends, Dennis Perry of Sweetwater, and Eldon Buck of Englewood; and a lot of his co-workers from McKee Bakery who he enjoyed truck driving with throughout his 27 years. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Shane Lawson officiating. Interment to follow service at Hampton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Christian Goforth, Tyler Cheatham, Matthew Scroggs, Aaron Russell, Dennis Perry and Eldon Buck. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ira Emory DeBord, 86, of Etowah, TN passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at his residence. He was a son of the late Will and Mae DeBord. A Veteran of the U.S. Army/National Guard, and he served his Country in the Korean War where he was awarded the good conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Preceded in death by his brothers, Earl and George DeBord. Avid Outdoorsman, he loved horses and loved playing his guitar. Ira was a loving husband, father and a devout Christian. Survivors include, his wife, Barbara Hopson DeBord; children and spouses, Ricky and Patricia DeBord of Etowah, Rebecca and John Cole of Athens, Tom and Carlessa DeBord of Englewood, and Rhonda and Larry Reed of Englewood; 10 grandchildren, Brandy Billings, Josh, Jessica, Ashley and Alyssa DeBord, Autumn Rollo, Madison Cole, Nick and Nathan Reed and Caleb DeBord; 7 great-grandchildren, Gabby, Gracie and Ethan Billings, Journey Rollo, Dustin and Caitlyn Hunt and Dalton Parsons; brother and sister-in-law, Emmett and the late Helen DeBord; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ira’s twin sister, Opal and the late Jim Bates, Jean and the late Ernest Begley. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to Caris Health Care for the Loving and compassionate Hospice care they provided. Funeral Service will be held at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Pastor Pat McCulley and Rev. Joe Hatcher officiating. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8, Thursday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home, Friday, May 17th at 12:00 noon, and proceed to Cog Hill Cemetery for the 1:00 p.m., committal service with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Caleb DeBord, Josh DeBord, Nick Reed, Nathan Reed, Chandler Rollo and Brian Billings.
Rev. Amos Harriel Culberson, 86, of Etowah, TN passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at McMinn Memorial Nursing Home. Amos served in the 11th Airborne Division during WWII and then served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He made 20+ successful jumps during his enlistment in the Airborne. After retirement, Amos began working with the Older American Workers of the US forest Service and continued this into his 70’s. A member of Cambria Baptist Church and he was a son of the late James Richard and Mary Vaughn Culberson. Preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Cole Culberson; grandson, Derrick Culberson; infant brothers, R.L. and Robert; brother, Odell Culberson who died during the Korean Conflict and was serving at the same time as Amos; twin siblings, Ray and May Culberson; sister, Ruby Culberson Hamm; and sister-in-law, Jewell Burns Culberson. Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Yolanda Culberson of Madisonville, and Troy and Debbie Culberson of Etowah; 3 grandchildren and spouses, Brad and Nicole Culberson, Eric and Ashley Culberson and Stephanie and Mathew Vinyard; 2 brothers and 1 sister-in-law, Henry “T-Model” Culberson of Etowah, and James Richard and Joan Culberson of Douglasville, GA; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and James Thomas of Etowah and Mary Emma and Fred Weeks of Athens, AL; 1 sister-in-law, Jean Daniel Culberson of Atlanta, GA; 6 great-grandchildren who were the joy of his life. Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the South Chapel, of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Waldrop officiating. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble Wednesday, May 15th at Cambria Cemetery for the 11:00 a.m., Committal service with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cambria Baptist Church, 305 Co. Rd. 875, Etowah, TN 37331, or the charity of your choice.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah in charge of arrangements.