WILSON FUNERAL HOMES

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Our Mission Is

To give extraordinary value to our client-families;
To provide dignified care for the deceased;
To facilitate meaningful services for the living which commemorate the lives of their loved ones;
To provide an affirming environment for our staff to achieve their professional potential;
To contribute to the betterment of our community with education and grief support.


Our Obituaries

Skylar James Killian

December 16, 2014 - December 16, 2014

Skylar James Killian, infant son of Josh and Crystal Trull Killian, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather; John Trull. Other survivors include two Sisters; Kaitlyn Killian and Abbe Lynne Ramsey, three Brothers; Aiden Killian, Garet Ramsey and Ashton Killian, Grandparents; Ken and Cheryl Bell of Fort Oglethorpe, Ed and Melinda...
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James Phil Engle

August 1, 1933 - December 16, 2014

James Phillip "Phil" Engle, 80, of LaFayette, GA passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Shepard Hills. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, December 19, 2014 at Woodstation Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are by the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes, Ringgold, GA.
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Wendell Ralph Hall

November 24, 1953 - December 15, 2014

Wendell Ralph Hall, age 61 of Chickamauga, passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. Wendell was the original owner of Hawg Wild Cycle Supply, was one of the original founders of the Catoosa Co. Toy Run, and was a loving husband, brother, son and friend, who will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his mother,...
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Richard Lee Scott

May 7, 1931 - December 14, 2014

Richard Lee Scott departed this world on December 14, 2014 with his loving wife of 53 years by his side. Richard was born on May 7, 1931 in Boston, Mass. to the late Brig. General Richard Lee Scott and Myrtie Isabel Scott. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Loudema (Lou) Dodd Scott. He is also survived by two former foster children, Bill Byrd and Kathy Ann Byrd Rice; a brother, Barry Scott,...
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Billy E. Gilmore, Jr.

December 16, 1956 - December 14, 2014

Billy Edward Gilmore, Jr., age 57 of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was born in Germany to the late Billy E. and Virginia Gilmore, before moving to Texas. He has been a resident of the Chattanooga Area for many years and was of the Baptist Faith. He was also preceded in death by his son, Jason Cuzzort. Billy is survived by his wife, of 13yrs., Stacey Gilmore;...
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Anthony Durham, Jr.

July 8, 1931 - December 14, 2014

Anthony Durham, Jr., 83 of Flintstone, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 14, 2014. He was born in DeKalb County, Alabama to the late, Anthony & Tennie Durham, Sr., but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was an Army Veteran who served during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart for his contribution to...
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Ida Mae McAuliffe

April 24, 1928 - December 13, 2014

Ida Mae McAuliffe, 86, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 13, 2014. She was born in Norton, Virginia to the late, Albert & Stella Spears, but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She retired from the Holiday Inn in 1990 after more than 25 years of service as a waitress. She enjoyed being outdoors,...
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Ronnie Lee Goines, Jr.

February 18, 1984 - December 12, 2014

Ronnie Lee Goines, Jr., age 30 of Rossville, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and employed at City Radiator for the past 14 yrs. Ronnie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd & Louise Goines and LeBron & Bernice Millard; aunt, Peggy Sue Lowrance; and uncle Lloyd "Lucky" Goines. He is survived by his parents, Ronnie Lee & Charmaine...
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Prentice W. Gardner, Jr.

December 12, 2014

Prentice Warren Gardner, Jr., age 66, of Chattanooga, TN went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 12, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga, TN to the late Prentice Warren Gardner, Sr. and Mary Kathryn Wallace Gardner. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist faith and...
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Linda Long West

January 10, 1947 - December 12, 2014

Linda Lois Long West, 67, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 12, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith. She was previously employed with Hamilton County School System for more than 25 years as the Cafeteria Manager. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but her passion was spoiling and loving on her...
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Christine Sylvia Pickett

May 28, 1929 - December 12, 2014

Christine Sylvia Pickett, 85, of Rossville passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. She was previously employed with Standard-Coosa Thatcher for more than 20 years and was a loving and devoted wife and mother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death...
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Lillian "Bill" Holsomback

March 12, 1928 - December 12, 2014

Mrs. Lillian (Bill) Holsomback of Ringgold, GA passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Gaston Holsomback, parents J.D. Petty and wife Frankie Bell Petty, a sister Wanda Petty, brothers Doyle Petty, Alvin Petty and J.B Petty. Mrs Holsomback is survived by a sister Juanita Petty Beck, 2 sons Steve Holsomback (Pam) of...
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Ava Norwood Teems

May 3, 1915 - December 12, 2014

Ava Norwood Teems, 99, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 12, 2014. She was born in Dutton, Alabama, but has lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of her life and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. S he was preceded in...
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James "Frog" Hefner

December 9, 2014

James "Frog" Eugene Hefner, Jr. 55 of Red Bank departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2014. He retired from McKee Foods after 26 years of service there as a Diesel Mechanic. James was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Hefner, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Paula Hefner of Red Bank, mother, Dorothy Hefner of Ringgold, children, Victoria (Steve) Garner of Rossville, James Whelton...
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James "Ronnie" Powell

August 29, 1947 - December 7, 2014

James Ronald Powell, age 67 of Ringgold, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired in 2009 from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local #498 after 30 yrs. He was an avid Tennessee Volunteer Fan and loving friend, father, grandfather and brother, who will be...
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Walter A. Haddock, Jr.

March 11, 1924 - December 3, 2014

Walter Arthur Haddock, Jr., 90, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated service and ardent devotion to his life's work. Born March 11th, 1924 to the late Walter Arthur Haddock, Sr. and Mattie Lee Davis in Conasauga, TN, Walter's service-driven spirit was evident early. He joined the United States Navy at the age of 19, serving in the...
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Janett Evans

December 3, 2014

Jewell "Janett" Evans, 84 of Fort Oglethorpe departed this life Wednesday, December 03, 2014. She was born in Section, Alabama to the late Hobart & Hester Jones. Janette retired from Simco Saddle Company after 30 years of service there and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Rossville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, C.W. Evans, her brother, Herschel Jones, and her Sister,...
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Robert "Bobby" Games

December 1, 2014

Robert "Bobby" Granville Games, Jr. 68 of Flintstone departed this life Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and later retired from Southern Railway after 20 years of service there. Bobby was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Granville Games, Sr. and his brother, Steve Games. Survivors include his...
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Letty Juanita Stewart

March 1, 1923 - November 30, 2014

Letty Juanita Melton Stewart, 91, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 30, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was previously employed with Hutcheson Medical Center as a Nurse's Aide for many years and then served as a Volunteer. Her passion in life was caring for...
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Mary Ellen McDaniel

February 12, 1947 - November 29, 2014

Mary Ellen Holder McDaniel, 67, of LaFayette, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 29, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. She was very involved with EMS in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties for many years, as well as the West Brow Fire Department and retired from Hutcheson Medical...
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Cynthia R. Hendrix

November 27, 2014

Cynthia Regina Hendrix, 48 of LaFayette, Georgia (formerly of Sylvania) departed this life Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. She was born in LaFayette to the late Marvin & Augnes Parker. She graduated from Ogeechee Tech with a Cosmetology Degree and was of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her Grannie, Zelliah Parker. Survivors include her children, Regina Zelliah Cail, Collin...
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Judy Gordy Lehman

February 7, 1948 - November 24, 2014

Judy Gordy Lehman, 66, of Ten Mile, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 24, 2014. She was born in Chickamauga, Georgia and lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life, but had been a resident of Ten Mile for the last 26 years. She was of the Christian faith and loved singing and now she's in Heaven singing with the Angels. She was a loving and...
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Wanda Fay Wimberly

December 28, 1942 - November 24, 2014

Wanda Fay Hartline Wimberly, 71, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 24, 2014. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing Bingo, loved puzzles and enjoyed working in her flower garden. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew...
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William "Bill" Brooks

November 29, 1931 - November 23, 2014

William "Bill" Henry Brooks, age 82 of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army & the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from Universal Towing & Recovery in 2011 after more than 18 yrs. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather, who will be missed greatly. Bill...
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Goldie R. Hensley

November 23, 2014

Goldie Ruth Hensley, 84, of Rossville departed this life Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born in Graysville, Tennessee to the late R.C. & Mollie Dunn. She retired from Red Foods after 30 years of service there and was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church in Tiftonia. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Hensley, Sr. Survivors include her children, Mary Alice ...
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Cynthia R. Baker

April 8, 1955 - November 22, 2014

Cynthia Regina Doty Baker, age 59 of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. Cynthia was employed at Community National Bank for the past 12 yrs. and was a loving wife, mother and sister who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert A. and Oma L. Walden Doty. ...
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Fred W. "Bill" Simpson

September 8, 1945 - November 20, 2014

Fred William "Bill" Simpson, age 69 of East Ridge, TN went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, November 20, 2014. He was a charter member of Heritage Pointe Baptist Church in Ringgold, retired from the City of Chattanooga in 2009 after 31 yrs. of service, loved blue grass gospel, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Regina Simpson and parents, Fred L. and Bonnie L....
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Robert F. Morris

November 19, 2014

Robert Fritz Morris, 80 of Rock Spring, Georgia (formerly of Macon) departed this life Wednesday, November 19, 2014. He was born in Lyons, Georgia to the late Dick & Inez Morris. Robert retired from Armstrong World Industries after 50 years of service there. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Morris. Survivors include his son, Tony (Carla) Morris of Rock Spring, Georgia,...
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Margie Willene Reynolds

August 25, 1929 - November 19, 2014

Margie Willene Long Reynolds, 85, of High Point, GA, died at her home on November 19, 2014, surrounded by her family. Her health had declined steadily over the past several years. She was born in Highland Park on August 25, 1929, the daughter of Richard and Amy Blankenship Long. As an only child, Willene grew up feeling particularly close to her dozens of cousins (many of whom preceded...
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Daniel Howard Bailey

August 2, 1951 - November 18, 2014

Daniel Howard Bailey, age 63 of Flintstone, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Wallaceville Baptist Church. Daniel served his country in the U.S. Army for 16 yrs. He was a loving father, son and brother who will be missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Bethel Ernest Bailey and brother, Ernest Bailey. ...
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Edith A Baldwin

July 20, 1955 - November 18, 2014

Edith Ann Elliott Baldwin, age 59 of Rossville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. She was raised in Tiftonia and has lived in Rossville for the past 30 yrs. Edith was of the Baptist Faith and employed at Arcade Inc. She was a loving wife, mother and sister who will be greatly missed. Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Gene...
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Eva Haddock

November 17, 2014

Eva William Haddock, 88 of Chattanooga departed this life Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born in Rossville, Georgia to the late John Williams & Ollie Haddock. Eva was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in East Ridge. Survivors include her loving husband, Walter Haddock, Jr. of Chattanooga, children, Jerry (Donna) Haddock of Hixson, Ann (Chris) Blenstroub of East Ridge,...
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Dexter M. Lane

August 26, 1933 - November 16, 2014

Dexter M. Lane, 81, of East Ridge, TN died Sunday November 16, 2014 at his home following a life of faithful, devoted service to many. "Dek" was born on August 26, 1933 in a log cabin in Middlesboro, KY. Following a childhood in Elizabethton, TN, he married, had children, and enlisted in the US Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War. After his service was complete, he, his wife and...
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Lloyd "Lucky" Goines, Jr.

May 13, 1956 - November 16, 2014

Lloyd "Lucky" Goines, Jr., 58, of Rossville, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and loved Hot Rods and Motorcycles. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd...
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Gary Wayne Skiles

June 27, 1963 - November 15, 2014

Gary Wayne Skiles, 51, of Rossville, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He was an Army Veteran having served during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was a member of the VFW Post #3679. He loved being outdoors, gardening, playing darts and loved putting up lights and decorations for his...
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Neil Allan Nehrbass, Sr.

June 4, 1947 - November 14, 2014

Neil Allan Nehrbass, Sr., 67, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 14, 2014. He was born in Wausau, Wisconsin where he lived for most of his life before moving to the North Georgia area about 13 years ago. He made his living as a Farmer and Brick Mason and was a member of Battlefield Ministries Community Church. He loved going to church, making people...
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Vergie Bradford Clark

April 28, 1919 - November 14, 2014

Vergie Bradford Clark, 95, of Lookout Mountain, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 14, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and attended Copper Heights Church of God, where she served as a Piano player and Secretary for many years. She retired from Uniform Rental as a Seamstress in 1984 after more than 18 years of service and enjoyed...
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Gilmer Leonard Collins

February 5, 1963 - November 12, 2014

Gilmer Leonard Collins, 51, of LaFayette, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life, was of the Baptist faith and was employed as an Associate with Wal-Mart for more than 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, Mexican food and being around friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady & Mary Walker and grandparents,...
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Donald Wesley Roden

November 11, 2014

Donald Wesley Roden age 78, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away Tuesday – November 11, 2014. He was born in DeKalb County, Alabama to the late Dosior Newton & Annie Ruth Callaham Roden. He worked for Red Wing/Mayfield Pest Control for over twenty years. He also worked in Atlanta, GA as a Construction Job Site Manager. He enjoyed watching 'Westerns" and was of the Baptist Faith. Along...
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Wanda June Lee

March 24, 1938 - November 11, 2014

Wanda June Goodman "Big Mama" Lee, 76, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. She was born in Roane County, Tennessee to the late, Richard & Mae Bell Goodman but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. She loved making jewelry, taking pictures, had a God given gift of drawing and...
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Jerry Ferguson, Sr.

November 8, 2014

Jerry Dean Ferguson, Sr., 70, of East Ridge departed this life Saturday, Nov. 08, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Raymond & Finnie Mae Ferguson. Jerry served his country in the United States Army and was a member of Masonic Lodge #755, American Legion Post #95, and a member of Jones Memorial U.M.C. all in East Ridge. Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Patsy...
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Ina Myrtle Peters

January 1, 1929 - November 7, 2014

Ina "Dee" Peters, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida slipped peacefully away on November 7th after a long illness. She was born in McKee's Rocks, Pennsylvania on January 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Albert and Ina Kania Sr. Until 2007, she resided in South Florida. Ina was beautiful in spirit, mind and body. She was an accomplished artist who was still painting into her 70's. She had been a...
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Vanellope Michelle Duff

November 1, 2014 - November 6, 2014

Vanellope Michelle Duff, infant Daughter of Seth Nathaniel Duff and Stormy Michelle Brickley Duff, passed away on Thursday November 6, 2014. She was born November 1, 2014 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Other survivors include Paternal Grandparents; Danielle (Bo) Bradford, Carl Duff, Maternal Grandparents; Rhonda Brickley and Chad Leamon, Aunts; Tabitha Harper and Angel Brickley, Uncles; Edwin...
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Barbara Darnell

November 6, 2014

Barbara Sue Darnell, 74 of East Ridge departed this life Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014. Survivors include her sons, Teddy Ladd of East Ridge, Mark Ladd of Tunnel Hill, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
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Betty Goodner

November 5, 2014

Betty Goodner, 85 of Rossville, GA departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Viewing will be from 4:00PM until 7:00PM Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held 10:00AM Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe Chapel
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James Willard Wooten

August 21, 1930 - November 4, 2014

Willard was born August 21, 1930 in Grant, Alabama to Brother Irvin and Pearlie Mae Wooten. Willard married his childhood sweetheart, Aleene Blevins, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two devoted sisters, Linda McCleod and Gloria Parker. His parents and siblings, Johnny Wooten, Eva Summerford, Raymond Wooten, Lois Robertson and Ed Wooten preceded him in death. Willard has six...
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Willadean Folks Jenkins

September 24, 1933 - November 4, 2014

Willadean Folks Jenkins, 81, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014. She was born to the late Morton Stanley Folks and Mary Bell Hicks Folks on September 24, 1933 in Henagar, Alabama. She retired after more than forty years of service from Standard – Coosa Thatcher, was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church, and she enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. She was...
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Allen Tate

November 3, 2014

Billy Allen Tate, 41 of Rossville departed this life Monday, November 03, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Tate. Allen was a loving, son, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all that knew him. He had a special place in his heart for animals and was known for taking in Pit Bull's to care for. Survivors include his mother, Diane Tate of Rossville, sister, Gina...
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James M. Johnson

November 3, 2014

James Marvin Johnson, age 71 of Chickamauga, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. James enjoyed fishing, bowling and spending time with his family and dogs. He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother who will be missed greatly. James was preceded in death by his parents, Verbon and Vinnie Marie Lawson...
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Jimmy Garold Underwood

January 4, 1948 - November 2, 2014

Jimmy Garold Underwood, 66, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 2, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church. He was a singer and drummer for several different gospel groups throughout the years and enjoyed woodworking and piddling around in his wood shop. He was a loving and devoted husband...
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Carl Harris

May 17, 1943 - November 1, 2014

Carl Harris, 71, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 1, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Dunlap, but had more recently been attending Mission Glen Baptist Church. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Sales and Service Advisor with Goodwin Machinery for more than 37 years and...
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Linda Rogers

October 30, 2014

Linda Rogers, 66 of Rossville, GA passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Donald, children, Angela, Barry, Stacy, 2 siblings, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held November 5, 2014 at 10:00AM at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes-Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. (706)866-5555...
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Randall Wade Brogdon

March 10, 1961 - October 26, 2014

Randall Wade Brogdon, 53, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and got saved at a revival thru Parkway Baptist Church. He was employed as a Brick Mason for more than 40 years and enjoyed drawing, cooking, eating, had a huge passion for music and was also a Barber for many years. He was preceded in death by his...
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Timothy "Moose" Pierce

October 26, 2014

Timothy Alexander "Moose" Pierce, 51, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Catoosa County, GA. He graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and was a member of Boynton Baptist Church. A longtime volunteer firefighter, he also recently graduated from the Catoosa County Sheriff's Citizens Academy. He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Margaret Pierce...
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Rebecca Ann Riner

September 24, 1958 - October 23, 2014

Rebecca Ann Riner, 56, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of the Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. She was employed with J & J Industries for more than 17 years and loved working with Arts & Crafts. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, training horses, but most of all her passion in life was...
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Charlene M. Plemons

October 23, 2014

Charlene Miller Plemons, 78 of Chattanooga, TN departed this life Thursday, October 23, 2014. She was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee to the late Charlie Ray & Agnes Presley Miller and was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga. Charlene graduated from Chattanooga State with her A.S. Degree and later retired from North Park Hospital where she was a CPT Coder. She was also...
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Peggy R. Lankford

November 8, 1969 - October 21, 2014

Peggy Rana Hope Lankford, age 44 of Chattanooga, TN passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. Peggy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed. Peggy was preceded in death by her nephew, Dustin Eugene Rector. She is survived by her husband, Tim Hill; parents, Robert...
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Joyce M. Peters

October 21, 2014

Joyce Marie Peters, 77 of Ringgold, GA departed this life Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Blake and Thelma Brown, husband, Kenneth Peters, and son, Gary Peters. Survivors include her children, Summer Miller, David Peters, Sr., Connie Mundy, brothers, Charlie and Gene Brown, grandchildren, Carrie Miller, Nathan Bramlett, David Peters, Jr., great...
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Hazel K. Warren

August 23, 1929 - October 21, 2014

Hazel Norene King Warren, age 85 of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Hazel was born in Marshall Co., AL to the late Chester A. and Nellie Buchanan King before becoming a resident of North GA, in 1951 and was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church. Hazel worked for many years as a teacher for the Catoosa County School Board and retired from Hamilton Medical...
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William "Bill" Van Winkle

October 18, 2014

Mr. William "Bill" Arnold VanWinkle, 79, of Flintstone, Georgia passed away Saturday October 18, 2014. A native of Pikeville, Tennessee, he has lived in the Flintstone, Georgia area for the past 49 years. He is preceded in death by his father, William VanWinkle and mother, Virgie Mae Cain Ball. He is survived by his wife, Bengie Maxwell VanWinkle of Flintstone, GA.; daughter, Tonya Morris...
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Glen T. Crutchfield

August 6, 1959 - October 18, 2014

Glen Crutchfield age 55, of Chickamauga, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday-October 18, 2014. He has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. He retired from Ringgold Telephone Company as VP of Service Design in 2014 after more than 37 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband,...
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Howard Richardson

October 17, 2014

Howard Richardson, 75, of Rossville, GA passed away Friday, October 17, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and was previously employed with the Union Sheet Metal Workers for more than 40 years. He enjoyed gardening and loved listening to Christian radio. He was a loving and...
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Ann Elisabeth "Annelies" Howard

October 17, 2014

Ann Elisabeth "Annelies" Howard, 88, of Athens, Alabama passed away Friday October 17, 2014. A native of Kassel, Germany she moved to the Chattanooga area in 1952 and later moved to Athens, Alabama in 2001, she was of the Lutheran faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Howard; parents, Herbert and Marguret Backhaus Otto; son, Bernd Howard; granddaughter, Cher Howard; and sister,...
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Velma Woolf Pritchett

April 4, 1926 - October 15, 2014

Velma Arlene Woolf Pritchett, 88 of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. She was born in Center Hill, Florida to the late Hermon & Florence Woolf and had lived in the Miami area for more than 20 years before moving to the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas in the late 60's. She was of the Christian faith and was most recently employed as a...
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Margaret A. Chandler

October 13, 2014

Margaret Ann Chandler, 57, a life-long resident of Chattanooga passed away Monday-October 13, 2014. Margaret, who was a graduate of Red Bank High School Class of 1976 and loved living in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. For many years, she was the smiling face you saw in the morning at the Good eats Café where she waitressed until illness kept her from working. Margaret is preceded in...
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Vivilene Marie Stewart

July 3, 1926 - October 12, 2014

Vivilene Marie Stewart, 88, of Snellville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 12, 2014. She had lived in the Atlanta area for more than 30 years, but had been living in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. She graduated from Rossville High School and also attended the University of Chattanooga. She enjoyed...
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Mary E. Graham

October 10, 2014

Mary Edith Covey Graham, 83, of Rock Spring, Georgia passed away Friday, October 10, 2014. She was born to the late Cleon and Gertrude Covey in Syracuse, New York on July 24, 1931. Mrs. Graham retired from Hutcheson Medical Center with 20 years of service, was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, a member and former secretary of the Chattanooga Valley Lion's Club and she enjoyed cake...
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Carol Campbell Alexander

August 23, 1956 - October 8, 2014

Carol Lynne Campbell Alexander, 58, of Flintstone, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. She had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed with the Walker County Board of Education as a Bus Attendant for more than 12 years and her passion in life was always caring for others, especially helping the...
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Marie Smith

August 16, 1929 - October 7, 2014

Clara "Marie" Price Smith, 85, of Rock Spring, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014. She was born to the late J. W. and Annie Price on August 16, 1929 in St. Elmo, Tennessee. Marie was a member of Mission Glen Baptist Church and she enjoyed watching Christian sermons on TV (especially Charles Stanley), flowers, gardening, animals, the Atlanta Braves, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the...
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Jaxon Henry

October 6, 2014

A graveside service for Infant Jaxon Henry will be held 11:00 am Monday- October 13, 2014 an Tennessee/Georgia Memorial Park in Rossville, GA. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Ft. Oglethorpe Chapel. (706)866-5555 www.wilsonfuneralhome.com
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Mildaree Hornbuckle

October 6, 2014

Mildaree Reese Hornbuckle, 94 of Loganville, Georgia (formerly of Bryant, Alabama) departed this life Monday October 6, 2014. She was born in Chavies, Alabama to the late William & Beulah Reese and was a member of Trenton U.M.C. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Hornbuckle, sister, Burma Black, brothers, Gladston O.L. Reese and Elwyn I.E. Reese. Survivors include...
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Sandra Lake Womack

March 19, 1945 - October 5, 2014

Sandra Lake Womack, 69, of Rossville, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was born in Bessemer, Alabama, but had lived in the North Georgia area for the last 35 years. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, TN and had worked most of her life as a waitress for many local area restaurants. She was a foster parent for several...
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Mary Frances Lavender

March 17, 1924 - October 4, 2014

Mary Frances Lavender, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and attended Saint Gerard Catholic Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill & Frances Soltis Duffey; her first husband, Paul Joseph...
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Johnny "J.P." Payne

October 17, 1952 - October 1, 2014

Johnny Rex "J.P." Payne, 61, of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. He was born in Tampa, Florida to the late, John Payne and Farris Compton, but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was a Marine Corp. Veteran having served during the Vietnam War and was the Owner & Operator of J.P. Lock ...
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Homer "Erby" Laney

July 8, 1940 - September 30, 2014

Homer "Erby" Laney, 74, of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. He was born in Jackson County, Alabama to the late, Homer Garrison & Melvie Jones Laney, but had lived in the North Georgia area for the last 43 years. He was a member of the Fort Oglethorpe Church of Christ and was the Owner & Operator of Tri County Roofing for more than 40...
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Simon Peter Reese

April 27, 1930 - September 28, 2014

Simon Peter Reese, age 84 of Chickamauga, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014. He was born to the late Frank and Ethel Woodall Reese in Woodbine, KY and was a devoted member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. Simon served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from The Kroger Co. in 1990 after 37 yrs. Simon dedicated his life to serving the Lord in many multiple ministries. "A Good...
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Cathy Deborah Phillips

August 30, 1950 - September 27, 2014

Cathy Deborah Reed Phillips, age 64 of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. Cathy retired from Spring Creek Elementary School in 2001 after 30 yrs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rozzell S. Phillips; parents, Floyd I. and Thelma Louise Fowler Reed; and siblings, Joann Peoples, Floyd...
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Aubrey Dean Anderson

March 27, 1933 - September 25, 2014

Aubrey Dean Anderson, 81, of Chickamauga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 25, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Protestant faith. He was a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School Class of 50 and also attended McKenzie College. He was always very studious, enjoyed reading and had a passion for cars. ...
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Frances Ann Fowler

September 25, 2014

Frances Ann Fowler, 75 of Lookout Mtn., Georgia departed this life Thursday, September 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Hull, mother and step-father, Alice & Wallace Stone, and her siblings, Tommy & Freddie Hull, Bo & Cindy Stone. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Roy Fowler of Lookout Mtn., children, Michael (Crystal) Croucher of Rossville, Vikki Thompson...
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Charles Gannaway

September 24, 2014

Charles Gannaway, 83 of Rossville passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 after many battles with a number of illnesses. He was born May 3, 1931 in Blue Diamond, Kentucky to the late Eldon & Annie Gannaway. Charlie served U.S. Army and was a member of Laborers Local Union 846. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen, siblings, Eugene, Howard, and Marie Griffin. Survivors...
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Denver G. Goforth

April 30, 1946 - September 23, 2014

Denver Gene Goforth, age 68 of Chickamauga, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. He was born to the late Hamp and Ina Mae Price Goforth in London, KY, before moving to the North Georgia Area at a young age, and was of the Baptist Faith. Denver retired from Shaw Ind. in 2005 after 6yrs. and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was also preceded in death by his son, John Robert Goforth;...
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Peggy Joyce Frank

September 22, 2014

Peggy Joyce Vandiver Frank, 81, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Monday September 22, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area, she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Gordon Frank Sr.; parents, Claude and Johnnie Henson Vandiver; grandson, Justin Lee Brady; sister, Dot Pursley; and brother, Paul Vandiver. She is survived by two...
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VaNova O. Gainer

May 8, 1939 - September 22, 2014

VaNova Opalene Whitmire Gainer, age 75 of Rossville, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014. She has been a resident of North Georgia since 1966 and was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. VaNova graduated from Central High School and retired from Pilgrims Pride in 2010 after 17 yrs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Gainer; parents, Gordon G. and Avon Irene Thompson...
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Martha J. McNabb

September 4, 1940 - September 22, 2014

Martha Jean McEachern McNabb, age 74 of Rossville, passed away on Monday September 22, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Christian Faith. Jean graduated from Central High School and retired from Walmart. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who will be greatly missed. Jean was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd McEachern and...
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Bobby J. Campbell

September 21, 2014

Bobby Joe Campbell, 67 of Rossville departed this life Sunday, September 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert & Geneva Campbell, and son, Bobby Clay Campbell, Sr. Survivors include his daughter, Sandra (Bud) Morgan of Ringgold, ex-wife, Carolyn Bailey of Rossville, grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, & Patrick Morgan, Bobby Clay Campbell II, Tiffany Campbell, Logon Campbell, ...
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William Andrew "Andy" Benson

March 8, 1987 - September 21, 2014

William Andrew Benson, 27, of Rossville, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014. Survivors include his father, James Lamar Benson of Hiram, GA; mother, Trina Benson of Rossville, GA; three brothers, Terry Benson of Cleveland, TN, Robert Benson of Chickamauga, GA and Steven Benson of Rossville, GA; grandmother, Wilma Clark and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. ...
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Lamar Caswell Lindsey

September 17, 2014

Lamar Caswell "Papa" Lindsey, age 92 of Rossville, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. He was born to the late Cecil Claude and Lula J. Turner Lindsey in Ft. Payne and moved to the Chattanooga Area at a young age. He was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and serviced his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. Lamar retired as an air traffic controller in 1973 before retiring from...
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Doug Hudson

November 18, 1945 - September 16, 2014

Robert Douglas Hudson, 68, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014. He was born to the late Charlie and Susie Hudson on November 18, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served in the National Guard and was the former Plant Manager for MFG Chemical Company. Doug enjoyed fishing and Ridgeland High School football. He was a loving Husband, Father and D-Dad. Survivors...
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Rev. Hubert Everette, Jr.

September 16, 2014

Rev. Hubert Bernard Everette, Jr. 82 of Lookout Mtn. departed this life Tuesday, September 16, 2014. He was born on Lookout Mtn. Georgia to the late Hubert & Vera Everette. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was Pastor of Mt. Carmel Gospel Church on Lookout Mtn. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Shelby Chadwick and Sammy Everette. Survivors include his...
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Susan Eileen Miller

July 18, 1931 - September 16, 2014

Susan Eileen Miller, 83, of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born in Key, Kentucky, but had lived in the North Georgia area for the last 30 years and was of the Christian faith. She had previously Managed the Lakeshore Apartments for 10 years, as well as the Savannah Springs Apartments for another 10 years. She was a loving...
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Beverly Susan Jenkins

January 28, 1942 - September 11, 2014

Beverly "Susie" Jenkins, 72, of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 11, 2014. She lived most of her life in Ohio, but has been in the North Georgia area for the last 15 years and was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed playing Bingo, fishing, but most of all her passion and joy in life was loving and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren. ...
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Darrell Amanzell Blevins, Sr.

February 16, 1935 - September 9, 2014

Darrell Amanzell Blevins, Sr., age 79 of Lookout Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, GA and a member of Chattanooga Valley Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served his country in the U.S. Army and retired form TVA in 1997 after 20 yrs. Darrell was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, who will be...
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Rita Payne Thomison

October 5, 1939 - September 9, 2014

Rita Payne Thomison, 74, of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at home with family at her side. She was the only child of the late Robert B. Payne & Ellen Katherine Bible Payne. She was a charter member of the Church of the Nativity in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry and three grandchildren, Shannon Byerley, Adam Byerley and...
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Jerry Farris Roach

September 9, 2014

Jerry Farris Roach, 76, of Rossville, Georgia passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on September 9, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Lucille Roach; brother, Tim Roach and Daughter-in-law, Joan Roach. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joann "Tootsie" Roach of Rossville, GA.; two sons, Gary (Jill) Roach and Greg (Jennifer) Roach; god-daughter, Amy...
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Carl Seay, Jr

September 9, 2014

Carl Seay Jr., 85, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Tuesday September 9, 2014 surrounded by his family. A resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area for most of his life, he was a former employee of Walden Security where he worked for over 10 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Seay Sr. and Christine Marie Hixson Seay. He is survived by his wife Linda Exum Seay of...
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Ernest Ray Rosenbaum

October 24, 1928 - September 9, 2014

Ernest Ray Rosenbaum, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home of complications from dementia. He was born October 24, 1928 in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late Gardner Grant and Rebecca Myers Rosenbaum. He was married to his loving wife of 66 years, Virginia Wilson Rosenbaum on September 11, 1948. He was of the Baptist faith, a Veteran of the United...
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Dale S. Shaffner

May 5, 1924 - September 8, 2014

Dale Samuel "Papa" Shaffner, age 90, of Rossville, passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014. He was born in Middle Town, PA to the late Aaron and Annie Hipple Shaffner, where he was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. Dale served his country in the U.S. Army, during W.W. II. He moved to the Rossville area in 1949, served as the band director of Rossville High School for 40 yrs., before...
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Thomas "Tommy" Gordy

September 7, 2014

Thomas "Tommy" Melton Gordy, 79 of Ringgold departed this life Sunday, September 7, 2014. He was born in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Bill & Viola Gordy. Tommy served in the U.S. Army and was a local Sub-Contractor. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Gordy, sons, Billy and Steven Gordy, grandsons, Jeremy Dean, Bryan Cain, and several brothers. Survivors include his...
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Frank Kubiaczyk

December 1, 1941 - September 5, 2014

Frank Kubiaczyk, 72, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 5, 2014. He was born in Antigo, Wisconsin to the late Walter Frank and Laura Kubiaczyk, but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. He was an Air Force Veteran having served during the Vietnam War and was previously employed...
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Violet Cordelia Blevins Wooten

September 5, 2014

Violet Cordelia Blevins Wooten, 77, of Rising Fawn, Georgia, passed away Friday September 5, 2014 at her residence. A native of Orm, Tennessee, she has lived in the North Georgia Chattanooga area for most of her life. She was a member of the Chattanooga Valley Church of Latter Day Saints and was a sitter for over 20 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wooten; parents,...
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