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

Beryl Rebecca Shrum

May 17, 1922 - July 21, 2014

Beryl Rebecca Allen Shrum, 92, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 21, 2014. She was born in Hueyville, Kentucky to the late David Murph Allen and Josephine Bentley Allen, but had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas since the 1960's. She was a member of Cross Connection Assembly of God on Lookout Mountain and retired from the...
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Bobby Jack Snipes

November 4, 1979 - July 19, 2014

Bobby Jack Snipes, 34 of Dalton, Georgia passed away July 19, 2014. Survivors include his sons, Bryce and Bailey Snipes; mother Lisa (Gene) Suddeth, father, Cody Jackson, sister, Joya Steele, brother, Brandon Suddeth, and several aunts, uncles, cousins. Family will receive friends Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be...
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Joey T. Waddle

July 19, 2014

Joey Trent Waddle, 52, of Trion, Georgia departed this life Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia to the late George & Inez Waddle and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Trion, Georgia. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Roy Waddle and daughter, Jessica Waddle. Survivors include his daughters, Amanda Waddle of Ringgold, Samantha Waddle of...
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Lavenia R. Huskey

March 18, 1935 - July 18, 2014

Lavenia R. Huskey, age 79 of Chickamauga, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. She was born in Ooltewah, Tn to the late Ralph Lee and Evelyn Bowers Rhinehart and was a member of Central Baptist Church, Hixson. Lavenia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed. She was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Ray Huskey; sister, Joyce Renee Reed; and...
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Frances Smith

July 19, 1931 - July 15, 2014

Frances Lena Bonine Smith, age 82 of Chickamauga, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and attended of Cooper Heights Church of God. She was born to the late John and Maggie Freeman Bonine in Chattanooga and was a loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Frances was also preceded in death by her husband, Clevo Alvin Smith;...
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Patty Coppinger Price

April 24, 1968 - July 13, 2014

Patty Coppinger Price, 46, of Chickamauga, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. She had lived in the Chickamauga area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She graduated from Rossville High School Class of 86' and then attended Northwestern Technical College for more than 3 years. She was a member of the Chickamauga Recreation Association since 1993 and coached her girls and many...
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William "Allen" Loggins

February 10, 1946 - July 12, 2014

William "Allen" Loggins age 68, of LaFayette, GA, passed away Saturday – July 12, 2014. He was born in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Jessie L. & Velma L. Roberson Loggins. He was a lifelong resident of LaFayette and was a retired truck driver. He had driven for Salem Carpet, Imperial Cup and Bond Ware. He enjoyed playing golf, water skiing, going to classic car shows and working on...
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Don Atkins

July 10, 1937 - July 12, 2014

Don Atkins, 77, of Rossville, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was a Navy Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and was previously employed with Borg Textiles for more than 25 years as a Mechanic. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and loved playing golf. He was a loving father,...
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Jamie Shawn Cook

March 10, 1984 - July 10, 2014

Jamie Shawn Cook, 30 of East Ridge, TN passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He graduated from Lakeview High School and loved the outdoors, whether it was fishing or just being on the water. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Haywood Cook and aunt, Peggy Deli. Survivors include...
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Joseph Francis Dugan

February 17, 1928 - July 10, 2014

Joseph Francis Dugan, 86, of Ringgold went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey where he had lived for more than 50 years before moving to the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. He was an Army Veteran of W.W. II and was a member of Covenant Life Worship Center in Chickamauga. He was previously employed as a Truck Driver for many...
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Joesph Walden

February 16, 1916 - July 7, 2014

Joseph Walden, age 98 of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Monday, July 07, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. He served his country in the U.S. Army during W.W. II and retired from Double Cola in 1979. Joe was a loving father and grandfather, who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Amanda Walden; several brothers...
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Callie Phillips

July 6, 2014

Callie Louise (Taylor) Phillips 94, of Rossville, died Sunday, July 06, 2014. She was born In Whitwell, TN to the late Will and Nancy Taylor. Callie retired from Textile Printing in East Ridge. She later worked part-time marketing products at local retail markets. Callie was a devoted member of the East Ridge Church of God. Part of her service to the lord was working the bus ministry with...
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Virgil Kellogg, Sr.

July 5, 2014

Virgil Kellogg, Sr., age 92, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Saturday – July 5, 2014. He was born in Walker County to the late Paul & Daisy Watts Kellogg. He had been a lifelong resident of Walker County and retired from E. T. Barwick Mills where he worked in maintenance. He had also worked at TVA where he was a lineman. He was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and...
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Clifford Earl Hyde

February 17, 1931 - July 4, 2014

Clifford Earl Hyde Sr., of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born February 17, 1931 in Dalton, Georgia to the late Luther Wade Hyde and Lucille Holder Hyde. He retired from Beasley Distributing Company with 35 years of service and enjoyed fishing. He was also preceded in death by his Wife, Gladys Beatrice Hyde, Daughter, Rhonda Hyde Russell, Brother, Edward...
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Doris "Tina" Autry

August 25, 1943 - July 4, 2014

Doris "Tina" Marie Cochran Autry, 70, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born on August 25, 1943 to the late Willis and Pirl Cochran in LaFayette. She was a member of New Manna Baptist Church, a cafeteria manager at Pond Springs Elementary for 26 years, president of the Resident Counsel at Parkside Nursing Home. She enjoyed cooking, bingo, NASCAR, Elvis and the...
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Mary Jan Blevins

July 4, 2014

Mary Jan Ward Blevins, 56 of Fort Oglethorpe departed this life Friday, July 4, 2014 at her home. She was born in Blue Ridge, Georgia to the late James Ralph "Toody" Ward and Gladys Beulah Ward and she was of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Randy Ward. Survivors include her loving husband of 26 years, Steven Lee Blevins, son, Steven Duell Blevins both of...
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Rocky Trammell

August 5, 1993 - July 3, 2014

Rocky Joseph Trammell, age 20 of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was born in Rome, Ga. to Jessie J. Trammell and Jill D. Elders Gray, attended Shiloh Baptist Church, Rossville and had been employed by Lake Winnepesaukah for the past 2 seasons. Rocky is survived by his parents, Fred and Jerri Gunn; son, Kaden Rock Trammell; girlfriend, Sarah Webb; grandparents, Jane &...
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Jimmy Lawrence Holcomb

April 5, 1943 - June 26, 2014

Jimmy Lawrence Holcomb, age 71 of Chickamauga, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a member of Revival Baptist Church. Jimmy retired from Shaw Industries in 2011 after 40 yrs. and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will be greatly missed. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, William L. and Montalee Holcomb;...
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Betty Rose Scott

June 26, 1924 - June 26, 2014

Betty Rose Scott, 90, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on her birthday, Thursday, June 26, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, spending time outside tending to her flowers and gardening but most of all she loved The Lord with all her heart. She loved and adored...
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Ruth Day Compton Adams

September 28, 1934 - June 24, 2014

Ruth LaVerne Day Compton Adams went home to enjoy her eternal rest on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was 79. Born September 28, 1934, in Dillon, Mo., she lived a life of love. From the farm to the city, or on the road as an LPN drawing blood for the American Red Cross, she was the beloved grandmother and matriarch of our family who always sought to spread joy and light in her own special ways. ...
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Carl Roscoe Brooks, Jr.

September 24, 1938 - June 24, 2014

Carl Roscoe Brooks, Jr., age 75 of Chickamauga, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. He has been a resident of Chickamauga since 1977 and was of the Baptist Faith. Carl served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard and retired from Mohawk Carpets in 2004 after 27 yrs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will be greatly missed. Carl was preceded in death...
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Danny "Cotton" Ledford

September 8, 1957 - June 23, 2014

Danny "Cotton" Ledford, 56, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church in Lookout Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond & Virgie Ledford. Survivors include his two sons, Dan & Terry Weldon both of Calhoun, GA; brothers and...
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Charles Ellis Knight

June 23, 2014

Charles Ellis Knight, 62 of Ringgold departed this life June 23, 2014. He was born in Ringgold to the late David & Gustava Knight and was of the Baptist Faith. He was also preceded in death by his brother, David L. Knight. Survivors include his step daughter, Katrina Johnson, his siblings, Christine (Billy) House, Lynda (Charles) Chambers, Charlotte (Ronald) Ward, Kathy (Royal) Larison,...
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Ernest Luther Teague

August 22, 1930 - June 23, 2014

Ernest Luther Teague, 83, of Rossville, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and attended South Rossville Baptist Church. He was an avid NASCAR fan and he had raced at Cleveland's Boyd Speedway in the early 50's. He was a member of Teamster's Local #515 since 1958 where he served as Secretary Treasurer and Job Steward for...
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Teresa Gail Young

June 20, 2014

Teresa Gail Young, 51 of Chattanooga departed this life Friday, June 20, 2014 at her home. She was born in Winter Haven, Florida to the late Rayburn and Judy Shirley. She worked for NHC of Chattanooga for 16 years as a CNA, and was a member of Greens Lake Road Church of Christ in East Ridge. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Butch Shirley. Survivors include her loving...
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Charles Lee Petty, Sr.

April 14, 1942 - June 19, 2014

Charles Lee Petty, Sr., 72, of East Ridge, TN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area and was a member of Scott Memorial Church of God. He was an Army Veteran and retired from Chattanooga Coke & Chemical as a Railroad Switchman for more than 30 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father,...
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Bunny Angela McCallie

June 18, 2014

Bunny Angela McCallie, 81, of Chickamauga, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She was born in Walker County, Georgia to the late, Ernest & Velma McCallie but had lived in the Jacksonville, Florida for more than 35 years and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed with BlueCross BlueShield of Florida for more than 20 years as a Financial Advisor and she loved sewing and spending time with...
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Sheila Ann Pardue

February 4, 1959 - June 18, 2014

Sheila Ann Pardue, 55, of Ider, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was a member of New Life Ministries Church in Ider. She enjoyed reading her bible and was a loving and devoted sister, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daughter,...
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Charlene Fugatt Goins

June 17, 2014

Charlene Yvonne Fugatt Goins, age 61 of Lakeview, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Lakeview Area and was of the Christian Faith. Charlene has been employed by Check Advance on Rossville Blvd. for the past 23 yrs. and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Catherine and...
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Harold Wayne Goff

January 13, 1949 - June 16, 2014

Harold Wayne Goff, age 65 of Rossville, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at his residence. He spent most of his life in the Rossville Area and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War serving in the 1st Battalion 9th Marines where he earned a purple heart. Harold enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his group of friends and was a loving husband, father,...
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Virginia Louise Hicks

October 31, 1937 - June 16, 2014

Virginia Louise Hicks, 76, of Flintstone, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was born in Scottsboro, Alabama to the late William "Bill" & Flora Edmonds but has lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of her life. She was previously employed with Hartford Carpet Company for many years and was of the Christian faith. She loved working word...
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Thomas "Tom" Maxwell

May 15, 1939 - June 12, 2014

Thomas Ernest "Tom" Maxwell, 75, of Chickamauga departed this earth to a better land on Thursday, June 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga Valley and attended Wauhatchie United Methodist Church. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine and was a former partner and retired from Burnette & Associates as a Structural Engineer after more than 30 years of service. Tom...
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Jackie Curtis Gasaway, Sr.

August 25, 1941 - June 12, 2014

Jackie Curtis Gasaway, Sr., 72, of Ringgold, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was a Marine Corp. Veteran having served during the Cuban Crisis and had worked as a Truck Driver for most of his life. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who...
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Helen Louise Green

November 14, 1925 - June 10, 2014

Helen Louise Green, 88, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She had lived most of her life in Toledo, Ohio before retiring and moving to North Georgia. She was also a member of Spring Creek Church of God in East Ridge and loved working with many types of crafts. She was a very creative person who enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family. ...
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Michael Lynn Hampton

February 7, 1941 - June 8, 2014

Michael Lynn Hampton, age 73, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 08, 2014. He was born to the late Blaine and Katie Dixon Hampton in Blackey, KY and has lived in North Georgia for the past 20 yrs. Michael was a member of South Seminole Baptist Church and retired from Shaw Ind. as a Computer Analyst. He was dedicated to working with Celebrate Recovery and had formed...
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Helen L. Eaker

June 6, 2014

Helen Lucille Eaker, 87, of Ringgold departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, and her greatest joy was spending time with family. Helen was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church in Graysville, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosie & Bob Taylor, husband,...
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Linda F. Dickson

June 6, 2014

Linda Faye Dickson, 69 of Ringgold departed this life Friday, June 06, 2014. She was born in Graysville, Georgia to the late John & Lucille Dickson and was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Troy, Carl, and Paul Dickson. Survivors include her Bobbie Shields, Wilma Scott, Audrey (Bill) Collison, Martha (Jack) Baggett all of Ringgold and...
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Thelma L. Traylor

June 5, 2014

Thelma Lee Traylor, age 83 of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born to the late Lloyd C. and Lula M. Traylor in Dutton, AL and has lived most of her life in Rossville. Thelma was a member of Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church and retired from Shaw Ind. in 1996 after 20 yrs. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Opal Traylor, Milfor Traylor,...
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Brandy Gayle Childress

July 21, 1977 - June 4, 2014

Brandy Gayle Childress, age 36, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga Valley and was a member of Union Ave. Baptist Church. Brandy was preceded in death by her father, Terry "Turu" Childress and grandparents, Cecil Tankersley and James & Laquata Hill. She is survived by her mother, Brenda Childress of...
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Johnny Rubin Scroggins

September 15, 1949 - June 4, 2014

Johnny Rubin Scroggins, 64, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Church of God faith. He was previously employed with Miller Industries as a Welder and an Assembler for more than 40 years and enjoyed working in the yard and going to Flea Market's. He was preceded in death by his...
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Jacob Whitener

June 2, 2014

Jacob Whitener of Walland, Tenn. died Monday, June 2, 2014. He was 77. He was born in Louisville, Tenn., to the late Henry and Elmyra Whitener. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mattie Whitener. Survivors include: His sisters, Rosa Lee (Glen) Heatherly of Lafollette, Tenn., Clara (Paul) Steatham of Chattanooga, Tenn., Pearl Suttles of Rossville, Ga. and several nieces, nephews...
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Imogene Snodgrass

June 2, 2014

Doris Imogene Snodgrass, 79 of Chickamauga went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, June 02, 2014. She was born in Athens, Tennessee to the late Marion Gill & Edith Vaughn. Imogene retired from BI-LO Supermarket after 20 years of service and was a member of Covenant Life Worship Center in Chickamauga, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Snodgrass, son, Steve...
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Willie "Peewee" Webb

April 26, 1933 - June 2, 2014

Willie "Peewee" Henry Webb, age 81 of Rossville, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, June 02, 2014. He lived in the Chattanooga Area most of his life and was a member of Community Baptist Church. Peewee was the owner/operator of his brick mason business for the past 50yrs., and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by...
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Frances A. Henderson

May 29, 2014

Frances Ann Henderson, 83 of Rossville departed this life Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was born in Rossville, Georgia to the late Rev. William & Lottie Stafford. Frances retired from JC Penny after 32 years of service and was she of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Henderson and her son, Timothy Henderson. Survivors include her son, Bill (Lorraine)...
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Dennis Reynolds Taylor

August 4, 1947 - May 28, 2014

Dennis Reynolds Taylor, 67, of Rossville went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He was born in Madisonville, Tennessee and then lived in Rockford, Illinois before moving to the North Georgia area in 1982 and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S.M.C. Veteran of the Vietnam War where he was a Combat Engineer and was the recipient of the Purple Heart as well as the...
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Doris North Tatum

April 14, 1928 - May 26, 2014

Doris Annis North Tatum, 86, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was raised in the Chattanooga Valley area for most of her life and was a member of Lookout Baptist Church. She was previously employed with Chattanooga Bakery for several years and then was a Caregiver for many families in her final years. She loved Braves Baseball, working...
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James "Jim" Ford

May 25, 2014

James "Jim" Ford, 82 of Ringgold departed this life Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was born in Whiteside, TN. to the late Charles & Clara Ford and was of the Baptist Faith. Jim served in the United States Air Force and later retired from Wheland Foundry after 32 years of service. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Leon, Henry, and Charles Daniel Ford, Jr. sisters, Mildred Drew, Evelyn...
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Jackie Melton

May 23, 2014

Jackie Jeanette Melton, 71 of Rossville departed this life Friday, May 23, 2014 with her granddaughters, Jaci, Holly, and Heather at her side. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Charles & Minnie Dagnan and was of the Baptist Faith. Jackie was a loving mother, sister, and Nana and will be missed by all that knew her. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Edwards and her...
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Melven "Junior" Holland, Jr.

April 15, 1939 - May 22, 2014

Melvin R. Holland Jr. "Junior", age 75 of Chickamauga, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his sons, Melvin "Chuck" Holland III and Sherman Daniel Holland; wife, Maggie Leona Holland; and parents, Melvin and Dora Holland. Junior is survived by his children, Vickie (Jerry) Long of Ringgold...
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Barbara Sue Miller

September 3, 1954 - May 20, 2014

Barbara Sue Miller, 59, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She was born in Jackson County, Alabama but had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was of the Church of God faith. She was the previous Owner & Operator of Affordable Styles in East Lake for more than 8 years and then worked as the Manager and Beautician for Great Clips on Gunbarrel...
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Ruth Carden

May 19, 2014

Ruth Farris Carden, 73 of Rossville passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Carden, and several siblings. Survivors include her children, Marty Farris, Robin Graf, sister, Allie Miller, grandchildren, Nicholas, Amanda, Ryan, David, Joshua, Katie, and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes-Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
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Tommy Warner

June 14, 1973 - May 18, 2014

Thomas "Tommy" Charles Warner, age 40 of Flintstone, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Tommy was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and a member of Calvary church of God. Tommy retired in 2010 from I.B.E.W. local 175 and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be missed greatly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud Cravener, Martha Darlene Wood, and Ivan &...
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Margaret Wash

May 18, 2014

Margaret Loretta Wash, 98 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church in Ringgold. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. L. Wash, daughter, Darlene Folck, and her grandchildren, Tonya & Danny. Survivors include her sons, Bobby (Martha) Wash of Ringgold, Teddy Wash of Texas, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren,...
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George Wayne Eakin

May 16, 2014

George Wayne Eakin, 85 of Lookout Mtn. was called home by the Lord on Thursday May 16, 2014 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Wydean Eakin, daughters, Belinda Eakin, Darlene Behre, and brother, Raymond Eakin. Survivors include his son-in-law, Michael Behre, brother, Melvin Eakin, sisters, Hazel Baugh, Tot Short, and several nieces and nephews. A special...
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Rex Eric Lewis

May 14, 2014

Rex Eric Lewis, 71, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He was an Army Veteran and had been employed with Siskin Steel for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amond & Alberta Lewis and one brother, Richard Lewis. Survivors include one daughter and sister-in-law, Linda Lewis...
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Agnes Adkins Brodie

May 13, 2014

Agnes Marie Akins Brodie, age 82 of Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and was of the Baptist Faith. Agnes was a loving mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Brodie; second husband, A.C. Johnson; parents, Floyd and Maggie Akins; daughter, Wendy...
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James M. Scoggins

March 17, 1949 - May 11, 2014

James Michael Scoggins, age 65 of LaFayette, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, growing up in the Lakeview area before moving to Subligna and graduating from Chattooga County High School in 1968. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired from Scoggins Commercial Refrigeration and C & D Refrigeration after 47 yrs...
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William "Bill" Wooten

May 10, 2014

William C. "Bill" Wooten, 71 of Rossville went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Cecil & Lenell Wooten. He was a member of Rossville Church of God, and loved his family, playing the piano, but his real passion was praising his Lord through singing gospel music. Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Pam Wooten of Fort...
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Bryan E. Hanson

May 8, 2014

Bryan Eugene Hanson, 87 of Ringgold, GA passed away May 8, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Mr. Hanson was born in Omaha, Neb. to the late Bryan and Alberta Hanson. He was raised in Montana and graduated from the University of Montana, he also served his country in the U. S. Army during World Ward II and later retired from Roper as a quality control manager. He attended Christ...
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Bobby Joe Swann

February 27, 1960 - May 8, 2014

Bobby Joe Swann, age 54 of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Bobby has been a resident of Flintstone since 1975 and was of the Christian Faith. He served his country in the U.S. Army and worked for Coca Cola Bottling Co. for the last 10 yrs. Bobby was an avid N.A.S.C.A.R. and University of Tennessee Fan, who will be greatly missed. Bobby is survived by his parents, Gertie and...
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Glenda Ann Conner

February 7, 1925 - May 6, 2014

Glenda Ann Conner, of Flintstone, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. She was born in Miami, Florida to the late, George & Myrtle Chandler but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glennie Leon Conner and grandson, Brian Patrick Conner. Survivors include her children &...
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Linda "Carole" Anchondo

December 6, 1943 - May 5, 2014

Linda Carole Anchondo, 70, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 5, 2014. She was born in Roseboro, N.C. to the late Omer Averette and Melba H. Sutton Spivey. Carole moved to Rossville in 1978 from California and was a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. She retired from Chattanooga Valley Elementary School as a parapro after nine years. Carole was a loving mother and grandmother who...
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Thomas Marion Cupp

August 2, 1945 - May 4, 2014

Thomas Marion Cupp, 68, of Chickamauga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 4, 2014. He was born in Dekalb County, Alabama to the late, William Thomas and Jessie Viola Cupp but had lived in the Chickamauga area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was the Owner & Operator of Thomas Cupp Masonry for more than 43...
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June Malstrom Hoback

July 1, 1937 - May 3, 2014

June Malstrom Hoback, 76, of Fort Oglethorpe went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Ed & Lucille Malstrom and was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Chattanooga and was previously employed with Buster Brown and Sears & Roebuck for many years....
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Leroy McCarver

May 2, 2014

Leroy McCarver, 68, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday May 2, 2014. A native of Dunlap, Tennessee, he has lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. Leroy was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Rossville, Georgia, was a member of the Quitman Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Shriners. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Levi and...
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Grady Lebron McDowell

July 6, 1940 - May 1, 2014

Grady Lebron McDowell, 73, of Tunnel Hill, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Vernon & Lillie Mae McDowell and was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas. He was a Navy Veteran and was a self-employed Graphic Artist for more than 60 years. He was of the Christian faith and was an avid Motorcyclist who had a passion for Art and was...
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James Jayson Jones

October 23, 1977 - May 1, 2014

James Jayson Jones, 36 of Rossville, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a graduate of Lakeview High School Class of 96. He was a very intelligent young man, who was always putting others needs before his own. He had a passion for Art & Music and enjoyed spending time outside and enjoying nature. He enjoyed cooking and spending time...
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Brenda J. Harrison

April 30, 2014

Brenda Joyce Harrison, 65 of Chattanooga, Tennessee departed this life Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was born in Albertville, Alabama to the late Beamon & Margaret Ashley. Brenda retired from Olan Mills after 25 years of service, and was a lover of Christ and a member of New Haven Baptist Church in Chattanooga. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Musgrave. Survivors include...
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James Fred Hamill

April 28, 2014

James Fred Hamill, 69, passed away Monday April 28, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Talley Construction where he worked for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard David and Mable Shirley Hullender Hamill; son, David Hamill and brother, Keith Hamill. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Cordell Hamill Hunt, of Defuniak Springs, Fla;...
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Donald E. Clark, Jr.

April 25, 2014

Donald Eugene Clark, Jr., 65 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life Friday, April 25, 2014. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and later retired from Westinghouse after 40+ years as a Nuclear Engineer. Donald was of the Christian Faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Eugene Clark, Sr. Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Vickie Clark of Rossville, children,...
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Olden Goins

April 23, 2014

Olden Goins, 80 of Chattanooga, Tennessee departed this life Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He retired from Dixie Yarn after 10 years of service there and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his loving wife of 39 years, Minnie Jo Goins, step children, Vernon, Dennis, Jimmy, Tracy, and Donna, several siblings, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services...
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Tamela Carlene Bufford

January 21, 1964 - April 21, 2014

Tamela Carlene Bufford, 50, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 21, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of the East Ridge Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved life and enjoyed being a mentor at Lakeview Middle School as well as being a Bible Study Teacher. She enjoyed camping, dancing and was a loving and devoted...
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Dale F. Davis

August 19, 1948 - April 18, 2014

Dale Franklin Davis, age 65 of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of East Ridge and was of the Baptist Faith. Dale served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from U.S. Army National Guard after tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm. He also retired as a truck driver in 2007. Dale was a loving father, grandfather and brother, who will be missed. ...
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Joseph Milbourn Moneyham

December 20, 1944 - April 17, 2014

Joseph Milbourn Moneyham, 69, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was born in Lee County, Virginia to the late, Milbourne Moneyham and Vera Copeland Allen but has lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. He was of the Christian faith and had worked as a Welder for most of his life before retiring from C & E Machine Shop. He enjoyed fishing and was a loving and...
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John Weldon Bettis, Jr.

May 28, 1945 - April 15, 2014

John Weldon Bettis, Jr., 68, of Rossville passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Christian faith. He was an Army Veteran having been stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War and enjoyed riding horses, bird watching and spending time with his family & friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Weldon...
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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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Zackery Bryant

April 14, 2014

Zackery Maximus Gage Bryant, 6 of Chickamauga, Georgia went to be with Jesus Monday, April 14, 2014. He attended Chattanooga Valley Elementary and belonged to the Cub Scouts in Rock Springs and played baseball with Royal Knights also in Rock Springs. Zackery loved super heroes like Spider Man and Captain America and was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his great grandmothers,...
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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 Ray Moore, Jr. of Rossville departed this life Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ray Moore, Sr. and was a member of Delray Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Jamie Moore of East Ridge, mother, Grace Moore, and son, Tyler Moore both of Rossville. Memorial services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Delray...
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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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