Himes, Mary Lloys Rice

Thursday, October 06, 2011
Mary Lloys Himes
Mary Lloys Himes

Mary Lloys Rice Himes of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at her residence at Southern Oaks Assisted Living, Chattanooga.

Mary Lloys was preceded in death by both parents, Dr. John R. and Lloys Rice, her husband of 56 years, Charles Himes, her brother-in-law and sister, Allan and Grace MacMullen, and her brother-in-law, Bill Rice.

Mary Lloys was born June 27, 1925. She graduated from Wheaton College in 1947 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She married Charles Himes, also a graduate of Wheaton, in 1945. Mary Lloys served with her husband, Chuck, in pastorates in Kansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Georgia.

Mary Lloys taught on every level from elementary school to high school to college—piano to English. She was known as a gifted Bible teacher, ending with a class at Creekside at Shallowford, speaker for women’s groups at churches and Joyful Woman Jubilees, author of a weekly column called Kids Corner for the Sword of the Lord for many years, and a monthly column for the Joyful Woman magazine.

She ministered to women in at a crisis pregnancy center. She was hostess and seamstress, extraordinaire. She loved people, never finding someone she could not talk to. She loved talking to them about her Lord.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church on Shallowford Road, Chattanooga.

She is survived by five children, Murray and Lloys Jean Himes Grace of Cincinnati, Ohio, and daughter, Amy; Faith Himes Lamb of Chattanooga, and children, Bill and Elizabeth Lamb Catoe of Chattanooga, Stephen Lamb of Nashville, John and Rachel Lamb of Chattanooga, Sarah and Daniel Roberts of Atlanta, Andrew Lamb of Seattle; Andy and Alix Wilber Himes of Seattle, and daughter Amber and Dave Cornell and their daughter Chiara, John and Patty Himes of Hokkaido, Japan, and son Paul of Wake Forest, N. C., and Joanna Himes Murphy of Cincinnati and children, Virginia, Christopher, and John Andrew.

She is also survived by her beloved sisters and their husbands, Walt and Libby Handford of Greenville, S.C., Don and Jessie Sandberg of Rossville, Joanna Rice of Ringgold, and Roger and Joy Martin of Ringgold.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., in the South Crest Chapel. Interment will be at the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro with a brief graveside service at 2:30 p.m. CST.

To share condolences, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 7, from 5- 9 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.


Booker, Linda J.

Linda J. Booker, 71, died on October 19, 2014 at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was a graduate of Howard High School, class of 1962.  She was a member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Wildwood, Ga. Survivors include her husband and caregiver, Robert L. Booker, Jr.; daughter, Donna Booker; granddaughter, Danielle Jackson; great-granddaughter, Cadace White; ... (click for more)

Shively, Ricky Morris

Ricky Morris Shively of Chattanooga, Tennessee, born November 14, 1954 in Boston, Massachusetts, died on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Rick was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, Indiana Hoosier Football fan, and an avid golfer. He took great pride in shaming the neighbors with his pristine yard-work and green thumb landscape. Rick was a 25-year veteran of RockTenn ... (click for more)

Woods, Dwayne Paul (Tunnel Hill)

Dwayne Paul Woods, 67, of Tunnel Hill, GA, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Woods. Mr. Woods retired after 37 years as a pharmacist in the area. He served his country in the United States Army where he received a Purple Heart, National Defense Metal and a Vietnam Service Metal. He is survived by ... (click for more)

Phillips, James Arnold (Dalton)

James Arnold Phillips, 77, of Dalton, GA, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was the son of the late Earl and Tennie Phillips; and was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Sue Phillips; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clyde and Lillian Brock, Don Whaley, Louise Langley, Juanita Wimpy, Bell Kuhn, Melvin Phillips and Earl Phillips. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children's/Women's Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

Erlanger Health System officials said an overhaul of the hospital's debt will include $70 million in new loans for several major hospital projects - including $11.5 million toward a new $30 million Children's/Women's Hospital. The overall cost of the latter facility is $30 million, but the hospital is seeking significant outside gifts and support. It will also pay for a $50 million ... (click for more)

Legendary Radio Broadcaster Luther Dies At 92 After Record 74 Years On The Air; Funeral Will Be Thursday At 2 PM At Engel Stadium

Legendary radio broadcaster Luther Masingill died early Monday morning at Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 92 and had been on the air for a record 74 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at Historic Engel Stadium, 1130 E 3rd St., at 2 p.m. with Pastor Todd McElyea officiating.   Honorary pallbearers will be the staff at ... (click for more)