Medders, William Lloyd, 83, of Valley, Alabama, passed away on September 3, 2004 in Seymour, Tennessee. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Medders was a retired postal carrier and had been a full-time camper for over 20 years at campsites in Georgia and Alabama.
Daughter, Carol Boaz and husband Bo; grandchildren Joshua, Caleb and Jessica Boaz; sister Nell Grose.
Family and friends will meet for graveside services Tuesday at 9:30 AM at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike, Rev. Charles Beckett of Woodlawn Christian Church and Dr. Jim Pierson Director of Christian Church Foundation for the Handicapped presiding. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.
Medders, Virginia Lucille Ratcliff, age 78, of Seymour, TN passed away March 15, 2004 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a graduate of University of Alabama, Masters of Education from University of Montevallo; teacher of Vocational Home Economics (8 years) and State Vocational Home Economics District Supervisor (13 years); piano teacher (14 years); accepted Jesus as Savior and baptized at age 12 at Community Chapel, Lanett, Alabama. Within various Alabama churches of God (affiliated with Anderson, Indiana) served as Sunday school teacher, Worship Leader, Choir Director, Deaconess, Chairperson of Church State Board of Christian Education in Alabama. Present member of Woodlawn Christian Church in Knoxville, TN. Preceded in death by parents, William Arthur Ratcliff and Emma Viola Ratcliff; brothers Norman, Rodney, Morris, Ted, and Wayne; sister Wilma Ratcliff Rice.
Survivors include daughter Carol Medders Boaz; son-in-law, Thomas Bennett Boaz, Jr.(Bo); three grandchildren: Joshua, Caleb, and Jessica (Jessie) Boaz.D
A memorial service will be held Thursday March 18, 2004 at 7:00 PM at Woodlawn Christian Church, 4339 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Memorials may be made in her name to either Camp Chulavista, Pell City, AL 35125 or Smoky Mountain Christian Camp, P.O. Box 116, Coker Creek, TN 37314. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.