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

Alvenia Warner

April 15, 2014

Alvenia "Sweet Pea" Warner, 88 of Flinstone, Georgia departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born in Corinth, Kentucky to the late Charles & Martha Bradley and was of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ivan "Pop" Warner, daughter, Darlene Martha Woods, and grandson, Dewayne Young. Survivors include her children, Charles Sears, Angie (Jerry) Davis,...
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Paul Betty

August 12, 1934 - April 14, 2014

Paul Wayne Betty, age 79 of Ringgold, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born to the late John William and Flossie Mae Haley Betty in Rockwood TN. Paul was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a graduate of LaFayette High School and worked for Willy's Food Market. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will...
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Peggy L. Shell

April 13, 2014

Peggy Leatrice Shell, 74 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life Sunday, April 13, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Edward Richmond, Sr. & Minnie Newman and was of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Edward Richmond, Jr. Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Orville Shell, Jr. of Rossville, children, Nicky (Kristi) Shell of...
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Johnathan Layne Wheat

May 12, 1965 - April 12, 2014

Johnathan Layne Wheat, 48, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born May 12, 1965 in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was of the Baptist faith, an employee of Jeff Porter Roofing Company and he enjoyed fishing, reading and spending time with his family and friends; especially watching his girls play softball. Survivors include his Mother, Sharon Frazier, Foster Mother...
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Bobby Moore, Jr.

April 10, 2014

Bobby Moore, Jr. of Rossville departed this life Thursday, April 10, 2014. Memorial services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Delray Baptist Church with family receiving friends from 1:00 PM until service time there at the church. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe.
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John F. Lang

April 9, 2014

John Francis Lang, 53 of Chattanooga departed this life Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born in Japan to the late William & Alta Lang and was employed with BASF in Chattanooga for several years. Survivor include his son, Jacob (Emy) Lang of Chickamauga, siblings, William Lang of Rossville, Sharon Phister of Louisiana, Charlie Lang of Nevada, Thomas Lang of Ringgold, Yvonne Scelson of Alabama,...
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William "Fred" Ellison

April 7, 2014

William "Fred" Ellison, 88 of Chickamauga, Georgia departed this life Monday, April 07, 2014. He was born in Chickamauga to the late Jim & Mamie Ellison and was of the Baptist Faith. He retired from Mueller Incorporated as a Security Guard after 15+ years there. He was also preceded in death by his two spouses, Bobbie Jeanette Silver-Ellison, Louise Ellison, his children, Jimmy Ellison, and...
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Donald Lebron Gregg

March 24, 1959 - April 7, 2014

Donald Lebron Gregg, 55, of Menlo, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Garrett's Chapel Baptist Church. He was the previous Owner & Operator of Property Damage Appraisers in Chattanooga for more than 14 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, and most of all sharing his life with...
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Edna Mae Hass

March 11, 1929 - April 7, 2014

Edna Mae Hass, 85, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 7, 2014. She had lived in the Chickamauga area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was previously employed with Nations Hosiery for many years and loved spending time with and caring for her cats. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who will be greatly missed by all that...
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Melissa Ann Graham

December 8, 1964 - April 1, 2014

Melissa Ann Graham, 49, of Ringgold, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family & friends and loved being outdoors. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben & Mary Ann Higdon. Survivors include her children and spouses, Amanda & (Johnny Ray) Howington...
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Laura Nell Kubiaczyk

October 16, 1944 - April 1, 2014

Laura Nell Kubiaczyk, 69, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was born in Bridgeport, Alabama to the late Marion Brian and Daisy Dean Campbell and has lived in the North Georgia area since 1971. She was a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church and was an avid Alabama Football Fan, a Chicago Cubs Fan and adored Elvis Presley. She was also...
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Myrtle Lorene Fickett

September 6, 1924 - March 30, 2014

Myrtle Lorene Malone Fickett, 89, of Leesburg, Alabama, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was born in Chickamauga, Georgia to the late, Charles & Rhoda Bell Walker but had lived most of her life in Lakeland, Florida. She was of the Christian faith and was previously employed with Piper Aircraft in Lakeland for more than 12 years. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Osbon...
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Bettye Swaney

April 18, 1935 - March 30, 2014

Bettye Jo Wooten Swaney, age 78 of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and a member of James Street Church of God. Bettye was a devoted mother, grandmother and sister, who enjoyed being surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Allen Swaney; parents, James Crowley and Rachel Inez Barbour Wooten; grandson,...
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Roger F. Stroup

March 29, 2014

Roger F. Stroup, 71 of Ringgold, Georgia died peacefully on March 29, 2014. He lived in the East Ridge and Ringgold area his entire life. He retired from BASF in 2004 where he was employed for many years. He had many interests and talents from horses to boating to stock car racing. His love for animals began with his grandpa William's Mule "Bart". As a teenager he worked for J.B. Vick riding and...
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John W. Sparks

March 29, 2014

John W. "Papaw" Sparks, 88 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home. He was born in DeKalb County, Alabama to the late Rev. R.R. Sparks & Laura Kay Meeks. John retired from ET & WNC/Red Ball Motor Freight, Chattanooga Police Auxiliary, and Teamsters Local 515. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was of the Baptist Faith. He was also preceded...
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Paul "Urffer" Lusk, Jr.

April 2, 1947 - March 27, 2014

Paul "Urffer" Ballard Lusk, Jr., age 66 of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Christian Faith. Paul served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he received the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He retired from Tuftco Corp. in 2008 after 18...
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Jimmie Bowers

March 27, 2014

Jimmie Bowers, 81, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Thursday March 27, 2014 at her residence. She was born in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Clint & Maggie Dilbeck. Jimmie worked for the Walker County School Board at Chattanooga Valley Middle School for 12 years, and was of the Church of God Faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orvell "Cotton" Bowers, son, Terry Dewayne...
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Raymond Richardson

April 25, 1938 - March 27, 2014

Raymond Arlen Richardson, age 75 of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. Raymond served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Erlanger after 17 yrs. of employment in 2006. Raymond was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be missed. He was preceded in death by his...
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William Howard Skidmore

May 22, 1929 - March 27, 2014

William Howard "Bill" Skidmore, 84, of Chickamauga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga area and was of the Church of God faith. He retired from Walker County Road Department in 1992 after more than 21 years of service as a Truck Driver. He never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was preceded...
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Deborah Elaine Neal

January 3, 1956 - March 26, 2014

Deborah Elaine Neal, 58, of Chickamauga, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvil Shirley & Anita Creekmore; her husband, Skip Neal and brother, Terry Shirley. Survivors include her two children, Ronnie & (Dawn) Shirley and Sabrina Pedigo; three brothers, Randy, Dale...
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Robert Charles Lovett

November 3, 1950 - March 25, 2014

Robert Charles Lovett, 63, of Rossville, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was a U.S.M.C. Veteran of the Vietnam War and was previously employed with Village Volvo, Volkswagen & BMW for many years as a Mechanic. He was a perfectionist at heart and enjoyed cooking, spending time with...
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Susie McNish

March 24, 2014

Susie Wynett McNish, 87 of Ringgold Georgia departed this life Monday, March 24, 2014. She was born in Whitfield County, Georgia to the late Albert & Mary Fisher. Susie retired as a beautician and worked for Lois's Beauty Salon in Dalton for many years, and was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Ringgold. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Denise McNish, and her siblings, Marie...
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Holly Brewton

March 22, 2014

Holly Brewton, 50 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was preceded death by her father, John Vertrees and her brother, Tim Vertrees. Survivors include her children, Tony Hillard of East Ridge, Tyler Vertrees of Ringgold, mother, Carlene Moore of East Ridge, partner in life, David Harris of Ringgold, brothers, Tracy Vertrees, Kelly Vertrees both of Ohio,...
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Gary L. Mitchell

August 3, 1965 - March 22, 2014

Gary Lee Mitchell, 48, of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia area and was employed with Team 3 Logistics. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family & friends. He was a loving son, husband and father who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Survivors include his parents, Lillard & Amanda...
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Verlon Eugene Tackett

March 22, 2014

Verlon Eugene Tackett, 70, of Rossville, Georgia went home to be with his Lord Saturday March 22, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Gospel Way Baptist Church, and a retired employee of Roper Corporation. He is preceded in death by his parents, Junus and Lois Lingerfelt Tackett and brother, James Tackett. He is survived...
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Elroy Guest Hawthorne

August 2, 1935 - March 21, 2014

Elroy Guest Hawthorne, 78, of Rossville went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 21, 2014. He was born in Alabama but had lived most of his life in the North Georgia area and was a member of New Haven Fellowship Church in Rossville. He was previously employed with Pro-Tire as a Fabricator for more than 10 years and loved going to church, fishing, being outdoors and spending...
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Thomas Franklin McElhaney, Sr.

September 1, 1933 - March 20, 2014

Thomas Franklin McElhaney, 80, of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was previously employed with CNC Oxygen. He was a Navy Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and enjoyed talking and spending time with family & friends. He loved going to Krystal and always enjoyed making others laugh. He was preceded in...
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Kindra L. McNish

October 6, 1989 - March 17, 2014

Kindra Lynnette McNish age 24, of Rossville, Georgia went to heaven Monday morning March 17, 2014 where she walked and talked for the first time in her life. Kindra had never walked, talked, ran or sang on this earth but we certainly believe she is doing so now in heaven. She seemed to always have a smile and a gleam in her eyes. She enjoyed riding horses at Spirit Horse Eagles Rest Ranch and...
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Ronald "Ronnie" Byrd, Sr.

March 15, 2014

Ronald "Ronnie" Sammy Byrd, Sr. of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born in Ringgold, Georgia to the late Dewey & Rosa Lee Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Byrd. Survivors include his children, Ron (Christy) Byrd of Tunnel Hill, Chris (Christa) Byrd of Dalton, Lisa (Joe) Nelms of Lebanon, TN, Phillip Byrd of Ringgold, siblings,...
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Cora "Mama Jean" Childress

January 19, 1927 - March 15, 2014

Cora Jean Lumley Childress, age 87 of Flintstone, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born to the late Henry and Margaret Milling Lumley in Gadsden, AL. "Mama Jean" moved to the Flintstone area in 1940 and was a member of Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church. She was a loving Christian woman, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was also preceded in death...
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James "Hootie" Burns

April 3, 1956 - March 14, 2014

James L. "Hootie" Burns, 57 of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends all day on Tuesday and prior to the service. Arrangements by W.L....
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Marion Simpson

November 16, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Marion Simpson, 86, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was an avid sportsman, enjoyed both fishing and hunting, also played guitar and sang country music. He was preceded in death by his Father, Walter Simpson, Mother, Martha Simpson, Brothers, Homer Simpson, Fred Simpson, Frank Simpson, Melvin Simpson and Albert Simpson, Sisters, Maybelle Carroll, Jewel Gladden...
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Donna Yvonne Downey

May 14, 1959 - March 12, 2014

Donna Yvonne Batey Downey, 54, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born in Stevenson, Alabama on May 14, 1959, was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed the outdoors, especially, flower gardening. She was preceded in death by her Father, Ed Batey. Survivors include her Husband, Carl Downey of Ringgold; Mother, Vivian Batey of Ringgold; Daughter and Son-in...
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Walter "Walt" Templeton

March 16, 1960 - March 12, 2014

Walter "Walt" Jesse Templeton, age 53 of Union Grove, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Kenneth and Majel Silvey Templeton and was of the Christian Faith. He was a L.F.O. class of 1978 graduate, a member of N.S.S. Caving Club and a member of the Sierra Club. Walt has lived in Union Grove for the past 12 yrs., where he was employed by the Colsa...
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Milton Mickey Harris

September 18, 1923 - March 11, 2014

Milton "Mickey" Harris, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born in Ashland City, Tennessee but had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He had served during W.W. II as a Sgt. with the Army/Air Corp, where he was an engineer on the B-24's. He enjoyed fishing, sharing stories, telling jokes and spending time with family &...
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Robert "Bobby" Smolik

March 11, 2014

Bobby Smolik, 73, of Rossville, Georgia went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born in Falling Water, Tennessee to the late James Franklin Smolik and Irene Gipson Newsome, and was a member of South Chattanooga Church of God. Bobby worked as a heavy equipment operator for Marsh Homes before his retirement. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Carla...
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Glenna M. Gribble

March 10, 2014

Glenna Maxine Gribble, 82 of Chattanooga, Tennessee departed this life Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born in Dalton, Georgia to the late Ben & Agnes Smith, and was a member of Calvary Church of God in Chattanooga for over 50 years and served as their Treasurer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Ed" Gribble, daughter, Kimberly Cross, and siblings, Mary Belle Eslinger,...
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Margaret Ann Knox

August 28, 1945 - March 9, 2014

Margaret Ann Knox, 68 of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Tyner High School and retired from T.V.A. in 2005 after more than 32 years of service as a Secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Franklin & Ellen...
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Lillie Holland Hamm

October 18, 1926 - March 9, 2014

Lillie Mae Holland Hamm, 87, of Fort Oglethorpe went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 9, 2014 and her family was with her at her passing. She was born in Milan, Georgia to the late, Thomas Monroe & Mollie Holland and was raised in Dodge County, Georgia before moving to Macon in 1944. She retired from Robins Air Force Base in 1987 after more than 35 years as an Accountant and...
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Nickey Joel Pece

February 25, 1954 - March 7, 2014

Nickey Pece, 60, of Rossville, GA passed away Thursday March 7, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceeded in death by his son; Nicolas Pece, and parents George W. and Maria Pece. Mr. Pece is survived by 1 brother, 1 sister, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Monday March, 10 at 3 pm at Tennessee/Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends...
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John Earl Brock

March 26, 1943 - March 6, 2014

John Earl Brock, age 70 of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born to the late Homer C. and Mary Kelly Brock in Washington D.C. and moved to the North Georgia Area in 1968. He is a member of Newnan Springs United Methodist Church and served his country in the U.S. Army during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. John retired from Hutcheson Medical Center and Walmart from...
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Dorothy Mae Anderson

June 12, 1929 - March 6, 2014

Dorothy Mae Anderson, 86, of East Ridge, Tennessee has gone home to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2014. She was a member of New Haven Baptist Church and she enjoyed playing the piano. She was preceded in death by her Husband, John Peter Anderson. Survivors include her three Children; Teressa Carden, Donna (Johnny) Thomasson and Jimmy (Cathy) Burgess, Sister; Norma Sue Martin,...
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Stella C. Hale

March 4, 2014

Stella Chastain Hale, 82 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Hosea & Molly Chastain. She later retired from LaDean Shop in Rossville, and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Chickamauga. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and Andrew Chastain, sister, Luda Chastain Massey, and "The Love of her Life"...
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Luke Norman Barnett

July 10, 1962 - March 4, 2014

Luke Norman Barnett, 51, of Ringgold, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was raised in Bell County, Kentucky, but has lived in the North Georgia area for the last 25 years. He was the Operations Manager for Custom Communications, Inc. and always enjoyed being a true business man. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children & grandchildren. He was...
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Doyle M. Smith

May 6, 1924 - March 2, 2014

Doyle Marion Smith, age 89 of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Doyle served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a POW for over 2 yrs., before being released. He enjoyed working in the yard and going sightseeing as often as he could. Doyle was a devoted and loving father and grandfather. He was preceded in...
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Brenda F. Jeffery

February 28, 2014

Brenda Faye Jeffery, 58 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life Friday, February 28, 2014 following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was of the Baptist Faith. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, John Henry Jeffery. Survivors include her mother, Mary Jeffery, sister, Sharon Hendrix, brother, John "Steve" Jeffery, nieces, Laura Shelby, Jessica Hendrix, nephew, David Hendrix, great...
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Ellen Powell McBee

February 27, 2014

Ellen Powell McBee, 46 of Lookout Mountain, Georgia passed away unexpectedly Feb. 27, 2014 at her home. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Veal Powell. Survivors include her loving husband of 29 years, Michael McBee, daughter, Ashley McBee of Chattanooga, son, Brandon McBee, father, Larry Powell, siblings, Lee Powell all of Lookout Mtn., David...
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Johnie Wayne Overturf

March 18, 1955 - February 27, 2014

Johnie Wayne Overturf, 58, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He had worked as a Carpenter for most of his life and loved being outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, camping or riding four wheelers, he lived life to the fullest. He was a loving and devoted, son,...
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James "Hoss" Whitt

February 24, 2014

James "Hoss" Burnum Whitt, age 65 of Lookout Mtn., passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mtn., GA and was of the Baptist Faith. James served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from U.S. Pipe and Foundry in 1990 after 22 yrs. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. James was preceded in death by...
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C.W. Lynn

April 19, 1934 - February 24, 2014

Clarence "C.W." Lynn, age 79 of Rock Spring, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. C.W. retired from welding in 1992 after 30 yrs., working for Ross Meehan and Boiler Heat as a master welder. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather who will be missed greatly. C.W. was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Thomas Cary Erwin

February 24, 2014

Thomas Cary Erwin, 41 of Chattanooga departed this life Monday, February 24, 2014 at his home. He worked for Collegedale Case works until his health started declining and was a member of East Brainerd Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas M. Erwin. Survivors include his mother, Alice Erwin, brother, Bryan Erwin, step-son, Eli Newberry, nephew, Matthew Erwin, 2 aunts...
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Michael Liles, Sr.

May 21, 1962 - February 21, 2014

Michael Parnell Liles Sr., 51, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. He was born in Fort Payne, Alabama to the late John and Jean Nelson Liles on May 21, 1962. He was of the Baptist faith and previously employed with Shaw Industries. Survivors include his Wife, Cheryl Copeland Liles of LaFayette; Children, Michael Liles Jr. of Columbus, GA; Erica Narramore of...
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Charles Lee Hampton

June 23, 1954 - February 21, 2014

Charles Lee Hampton, a.k.a. "Haircut", 59, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and had spent most of his life as a Truck Driver. He was a loving and devoted son, father, brother and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Lee Hampton. ...
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Jody Michael Hodnett

June 17, 1960 - February 21, 2014

Jody Michael Hodnett, 53, of Flintstone, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 21, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member of St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church. He was always taking care of others needs before his own and never met a stranger. He was a loving son and brother who will be greatly missed by all that knew him...
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Nancy Tidwell Spence

February 17, 1947 - February 20, 2014

Nancy Tidwell Spence, 67, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 20, 2014. She had lived in the Atlanta area for many years before moving to Chattanooga in 1989 and attended East Chattanooga Church of God. She was previously employed with Health South as a CNA for many years and enjoyed cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and loving her animals....
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David V. Cross

February 19, 2014

David Vincent Cross, 45 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life February 19, 2014. David was employed at NuFoam as a Dock Supervisor and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Flintstone, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Cross. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Glenda & Melvin May, children, David (Amanda) Cross, April (Zack) Cross, Sommer (Matthew)...
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John H. Shook

August 17, 1924 - February 18, 2014

John Henry Shook, 89, passed away February 18, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer at NHC of Ft. Oglethorpe. He was the son of the late William and Katharina Theis Shook. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Ida Jane Park, and a brother, Hal C Shook. He was born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois and was a resident of Cooper Heights most of his life. He served his country in the Navy...
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Agnes Lavonia Campbell

February 22, 1931 - February 18, 2014

Agnes Lavonia Campbell, 82, of Graysville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life and was of the Church of God faith. She was a loving and devoted sister, wife and mother who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert Morgan; mother,...
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Eddie Lamar Simpson, Sr.

September 20, 1955 - February 18, 2014

Eddie Lamar Simpson, Sr., 58, of Fort Oglethorpe passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Church of God faith. He had worked as a Mechanic for his entire life having Owned & Operated Battlefield Garage and then was employed with Otasco Auto. He loved racing, coaching baseball, watching the Atlanta Braves and...
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Evelyn Martin Blevins

February 17, 2014

Evelyn Martin Blevins age 77, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Monday – February 17, 2014. She was born in East Ridge, Tennessee to the late Frank Jackson Martin & Alice Hester Tuell Martin. She was a resident of Rossville, GA for the past twenty five years and had previously resided in Chickamauga, GA. She was a nurse and had worked for Tri-County Hosptial, North Georgia Home Health and...
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Johnie M. Smith, Sr.

August 25, 1927 - February 15, 2014

Johnie Melvin Smith, Sr., age 86 of Chickamauga, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was born in Benham, KY to the late George and Zetty Burrows Smith. He was a resident of Chickamauga for most of his life and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. Johnie served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from Salem Carpet after 20 yrs. He is also preceded in death by his...
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Beulah Lee Hoyle

September 14, 1921 - February 14, 2014

Beulah Lee Crowe Hoyle, 92 of Ft. Oglethorpe went to be with Her Lord Friday evening. She was a born in DeKalb County, Alabama and had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life she was a member of the First Baptist Church Ft. Oglethorpe since 1959, the Gleaners Sunday School Class, and Keenagers. Mrs. Hoyle was preceded in death by her Husband Cecil Hoyle; parents; Forrest A. and...
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Samuel Corley

October 26, 1937 - February 13, 2014

Samuel Caleb Corley, age 76 of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and attended Midway Baptist Church. Sam enjoyed spending time with his family camping and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be missed greatly. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Beulah Mae Benton...
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Zachary Edward Osborne

October 25, 1983 - February 12, 2014

Zachary Edward Osborne, 30 of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was employed as a Machinist with Phillip Brothers Machine Shop. He enjoyed selling, working on and playing around with cars, but his true passion in life was his son, Kobin Osborne. He was preceded in death by his...
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Michael V. Wood

February 12, 2014

Michael Vernon Wood, 68 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at his home. He was born in Gaffney, South Carolina to the late Harley & Emmie Wood. Survivors include his loving wife of 9 years, Shelia Lynn Pennington Wood, children, Jody Wood, Michael Dawn Wood, Scott Wood, Shane Wood, grandchildren, Duncan, Neely, Coley, and Logan. Funeral services will be...
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Steven Brian Reed

February 11, 2014

Steven Brian Reed, 43, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Tuesday February 11, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia, Chattanooga area for the past 21 years, he was formerly of Robbins, North Carolina. Steven was a former employee of O'Reilly Auto parts, attended Valley View Baptist Church in Flintstone, Georgia and a member of the Leukemia Society. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald...
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Carolyn Wallin

February 10, 2014

Carolyn Wallin, 56 of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday, February 10, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois June 9, 1957 and was of the Christian Faith. Carolyn enjoyed cooking and taking care of others. She was a strong and beautiful woman of God, whose unconditional love and generosity was felt by all. She was preceded in death by her daddy, Claude Gates, Sr., mama, Mary Gates, sister,...
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Steve W. Ellinger

July 24, 1957 - February 10, 2014

Rev. Steve W. Ellinger, 56, of Chickamauga went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday February 10, 2014. Steve was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. Rev. Ellinger ministered for over 30 years at the Kingdom of God in Chickamauga, GA. Steve is preceded in death by his wife; Ruth Elizabeth Ellinger and parents; Myron and Carly Ray Ellinger. He is survived by his step...
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Barbara Jean Turner Davis

January 20, 1937 - February 10, 2014

Barbara Jean Turner Davis, age 77 of East Ridge, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014. She was born in Dunlap, TN to the late Brown N. and Lella Lea Smith Turner and lived most of her life in the Chattanooga/Rossville Area. Barbara was a member of Temple Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who will be missed greatly. ...
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James David Gibson, Sr.

June 30, 1936 - February 9, 2014

James David Gibson, Sr. 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather went home to be with his Lord and Savior, February, 9, 2014. His heavenly mansion has now been completed. A native of Soddy Daisy, TN, he enlisted in the Navy in 1954. He proudly served his country for more than 21 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Gibson; mother, Martine Gibson;...
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Helen J. Hudson

February 9, 2014

Helen Jean Long Hudson, 71 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Sunday, February 09, 2014. She was born in Findlay, Ohio to the late Herbert & Naomi Long. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Wilson and her husband, Ken Hudson. Survivors include her children, Chrissy (Josh) Bell, John (Kelly) Hudson all of Ringgold, siblings, Kay Suddreth of Florida, Larry Long of Ohio,...
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John Luther Compton

February 7, 2014

John Luther Compton, 81, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Church of God faith. He was a self-employed brick mason for most of his life and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was preceded in...
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James "Bobby" Evans

February 4, 2014

James "Bobby" Robert Evans, 62, of Chattanooga went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Bobby graduated from McMinn County High School and continued studies at Cleveland State and Chattanooga State Community Colleges. He attended East Ridge United Methodist Church. Bobby was a successful salesman at Sears before he became ill. Bobby enjoyed working with computers,...
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Larry Calvin Landers

October 1, 1947 - February 4, 2014

Larry Calvin Landers, 66, of Flintstone, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Ringgold. He was an Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam Era and had previously Owned & Operated Landers Transmission for most of his life. He enjoyed watching wrestling,...
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Lorrain Estep

February 1, 2014

Lorrain Estep, 64 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Saturday, February 1, 2014. She was born in Corcoran, California to the late Hershel & Gladys Allen and was a member of Cherokee Valley Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Estep, 4 brothers, and one sister. Survivors include her children, Jackie (Jeff) Burton, Carol (Bob) Palmer, Tim (Doe) Estep,...
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Homer L. Griffin

January 4, 1952 - January 31, 2014

Homer L. "Bubba" Griffin, age 62 of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist Faith. He was employed by Finishing Solutions for 6 yrs. before working at Mohawk Ind. and Gann Construction. Homer was an avid fisherman, Harley rider and movie goer. He was a loving husband, brother, father,...
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Barbara Sexton Stone

February 5, 1936 - January 29, 2014

Barbara Sexton Stone, 77, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She was born in Saint Albans, West Virginia to the late, Rev. H.M. & Dessel Sexton but has lived in the North Georgia area since 1958. She was a member of the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, where she served on several committees and was also a Sunday School Teacher. She was a...
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Frank L. Burell

December 17, 1926 - January 29, 2014

Frank L. Burell 87 years old of Centre AL, died l/29/14. He is preceded in death by parents Frank and Ada Burell, daughter Toni Potts and Grandson Josh Ottinger. He is survived by wife Patricia Scoggins Burell, daughter Patti McGatha (Guy), son Chip Burell (Cindy), daughter Susan Burell, Sherry Yother, son Clay Burell, Sister, Ulna (Hubert) Black, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, l...
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Barbara L. Brown Chapman

January 26, 2014

Barbara Louise Brown Chapman, age 78 of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and retired from Standard Coos Thatcher after 30 yrs. of employment. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyle Edward Chapman; parents, John L. and Elise Bird Brown; grandchildren, Connor and Kambell; 2 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by her...
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Jerry Mason

January 23, 2014

Jerry Mason, 51of Chattanooga, Tennessee departed this life Thursday, January 23, 2014. Jerry worked at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga for 8 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ola Minter, sisters, Mary Griffin and Maggie Mason. Survivors include his sister, Judy Mincy of Chattanooga, significant other, Angelena Carter, nephews, William Buckles, and Jason Mincy. Funeral...
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Peggy McGurie Kelley

August 31, 1951 - January 23, 2014

Peggy McGuire Kelley, 62, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Arnold & Agnes Louise McGuire; husband, Ernie Kelley and brother, Joseph Arnold McGuire, Jr. Survivors include her children, Thomas Kelley of Rossville, GA, Brandy...
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Keith "Jerry" Hixon

October 10, 1956 - January 22, 2014

Keith "Jerry" Jerome Hixon, 57, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2013. He was of the Baptist faith, was a former Shop Foreman at Wabash Trailer Sales and he enjoyed metal detecting, hunting and riding motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his Father, Gene Hixon. Survivors include his Mother, Dorothy Hixon Finley; two Children, Jennifer and Ryanne Johnson; two...
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Wayne Daniel Autry

September 7, 1937 - January 21, 2014

Wayne Daniel Autry, 76, of Ringgold went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Chickamauga. He was an Air Force Veteran and was previously employed with T.V. A. for more than 15 years before retiring from the Electric Power Board in 1998 after more than 30 years of...
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Rev. Robert "Bob" Thomas Murray

January 20, 2014

Rev. Robert "Bob" Thomas Murray 83 of Rossville, GA went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 20, 2014. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Flora Falls Murray. Survivors include his wife; Nadine Brazzell Murray, sons; Charles Murray of Chattanooga, Roger Cantrell, and Skip Brown of...
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Hazel Cordelia Keith

January 20, 2014

Hazel Cordelia Keith, 78 of Rossville, Georgia went to be with the Lord Monday, January 20, 2014 at her home. She was born in Ider, Alabama to the late George & Minnie Chapman and was a member of Peach Orchard Baptist Church in Rossville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roland "Shorty" Keith, 5 sisters, a brother, and a son-in-law, Clifton Middlebrooks. Survivors include her...
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Vicki Lynn Acres

November 11, 1953 - January 19, 2014

Vicki Lynn Allen Acres, 60, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 19, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life and was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church. She had previously attended and was on staff at Oakwood Baptist Church in Chickamauga where she was instrumental in starting and running Oakwood Christian...
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Robert Claude Cluck

January 19, 2014

Robert Claude Cluck, 81 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life Sunday, January 19, 2014. He was born in Cleveland, Tennessee to the late Claude & Pearl Cluck and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Pauline Cluck, and a brother and a sister. Survivors include his sons, Robert (Sharon) Cluck, Barry (Connie) Cluck, Tim ...
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Wendell Curtis Wyrick

November 21, 1942 - January 18, 2014

Wyrick, Wendell Curtis, 71 of Rossville went to be with His Lord Saturday Morning. He was a lifelong residence of the Rossville area and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, VFW Post 3679 , Ft. Oglethorpe, a veteran of the Viet Nam War, and the Hardee's Old Coggards, retired from DuPont and was an avid Georgia Bulldog Fan. He was preceded in death by his Parents; Elmer and Virbie Wofford...
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Bobby Smith

June 26, 1926 - January 16, 2014

Bobby Leon Smith, 87 of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born in Caster, LA to the late Louis L. and Mable Chester Smith. He has lived in the Chattanooga Area since 1981 and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from Emerson Russell Management Group. He was also preceded in...
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Charles Blevins

November 23, 1945 - January 15, 2014

Charles Wesley Blevins, age 68 of Rising Fawn, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rising Fawn and attended St. Gerard's Catholic Church. Charles served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Walker Co. School Systems after 18 yrs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death...
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Maggie M. Little

January 15, 2014

Maggie Marie Powell Little, 97 of Sewanee, Tennessee departed this life Wednesday, January 15, 2014. She was born in Hinkle, Georgia to the late Samuel & Missouri Powell and was of the Baptist Faith. Maggie was an enrolled member of the United Cherokee Aniyunwiya Nation. She was also preceded in death by her children, Jimmy Smalley, Linda Garrett, Norma Carroll, Connie Roach, and her siblings...
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Randal Pinion

February 1, 1939 - January 15, 2014

Randal Freeman Pinion, age 74 of Rossville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. Randal was the Owner/President of Pinion Heating and Air, and was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Pinion; parents, John O....
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Sandra Kay Sherrell

April 14, 1947 - January 14, 2014

Sandra Kay Sherrell 66 of Chattanooga, TN passed away January 14, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of God's House in Rossville, GA. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Ms. Sherrell was proceeded in death by her husband, Norman Sherrell. Survivors include her son; Paul Sherrell, of Rossville...
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Marian Ella Wills

July 4, 1934 - January 14, 2014

Marian Ella Forrest Wills, 79, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member of Westside Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bedford & Willa...
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Charline Granny Long

April 8, 1934 - January 12, 2014

Charline "Granny" Long, 79, of Maryville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 12, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life before moving to Maryville in 1999 and was of the Christian faith. She was previously employed with Parkridge Medical Center as a CNA for many years before retiring in 1984 and enjoyed sewing and making...
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Jimmy Harold Teems

January 1, 1933 - January 12, 2014

Jimmy Harold Teems, 81, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Christian faith. He was an Air Force Veteran that served during the Korean Conflict and was a Truck Driver with Johnson Motor Freight for many years. He was an avid sports fan from Bowling to Softball he loved them all...
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Franklin Gary Coots

November 12, 1954 - January 11, 2014

Franklin Gary Coots, 59, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 11, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith. He was the Owner and editor of Chattanooga Bikers Magazine and avid Motorcycle Rider and loved being in the Wind with friends along with loving his life as a member & Chaplain of the Double Knuckles MC...
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Lawrence Kenneth Shrum

January 10, 2014

Lawrence Kenneth Shrum, 73, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. He was born to the late Lawrence and Nora Shrum in Grundy County, Tennessee on August 18, 1940. He was of the Christian faith, an employee at Burlington, a Veteran serving in the United States Army and Shriner (Tin Lizzie's) and a Free Mason with Rossville Lodge 397. Survivors include his Wife, Jane Shrum...
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Virginia E. Patterson

November 21, 1933 - January 10, 2014

Virginia Evelyn Grubb Patterson, 80, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 10, 2014. She was born in Bristol, Tennessee to the late Samuel & Mamie Moore Grubb and had lived in Bristol as well as the Florida, Cleveland and North Georgia areas. She was a member of Pentecostal Deliverance Church and was employed with Avon for more than 47 years. She was always...
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Raymond Garner

January 9, 2014

Raymond Martin Garner, Sr. of Chattanooga departed this life Thursday, January 09, 2014. He was born in Sherwood, Tennessee to the late Albert & Bertha Garner and served his country in United States Army during WWII and later retired from J.D. Helton Roofing after 16 years of service there. Raymond was of the Church of Christ Faith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Marie...
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