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

Timothy "Moose" Pierce

October 26, 2014

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

September 24, 1958 - October 23, 2014

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

October 23, 2014

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

November 8, 1969 - October 21, 2014

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

October 21, 2014

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

August 23, 1929 - October 21, 2014

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

October 18, 2014

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

August 6, 1959 - October 18, 2014

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

October 17, 2014

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

October 17, 2014

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

April 4, 1926 - October 15, 2014

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

October 13, 2014

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

July 3, 1926 - October 12, 2014

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

October 10, 2014

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

August 23, 1956 - October 8, 2014

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

August 16, 1929 - October 7, 2014

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

October 6, 2014

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

October 6, 2014

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

March 19, 1945 - October 5, 2014

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

March 17, 1924 - October 4, 2014

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

October 17, 1952 - October 1, 2014

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

July 8, 1940 - September 30, 2014

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

April 27, 1930 - September 28, 2014

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

August 30, 1950 - September 27, 2014

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

March 27, 1933 - September 25, 2014

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

September 25, 2014

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

September 24, 2014

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

April 30, 1946 - September 23, 2014

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

September 22, 2014

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

May 8, 1939 - September 22, 2014

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

September 4, 1940 - September 22, 2014

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

September 21, 2014

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

March 8, 1987 - September 21, 2014

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

September 17, 2014

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

November 18, 1945 - September 16, 2014

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

September 16, 2014

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

July 18, 1931 - September 16, 2014

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

January 28, 1942 - September 11, 2014

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

February 16, 1935 - September 9, 2014

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

October 5, 1939 - September 9, 2014

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

September 9, 2014

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

September 9, 2014

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

October 24, 1928 - September 9, 2014

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

May 5, 1924 - September 8, 2014

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

September 7, 2014

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

December 1, 1941 - September 5, 2014

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

September 5, 2014

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

September 4, 2014

Charles Jerry Dickson Jr., 58, of Flintstone, Georgia was taken suddenly from this world and delivered to his new life in heaven Thursday September 4, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area, he was of the Christian faith. He was a product relocator for most of his employment, and his passion for the job all shined through to his customers. He spent 10 years in...
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Jeromy Todd King

September 28, 1981 - September 4, 2014

Jeromy Todd King, 32, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and had worked in the Heating and Air Industry. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog Fan, loved the Atlanta Falcons and listening to Kid Rock. Survivors include his wife, Rina King; father, Todd King; daughter, Cassie Lovato all of Rossville, GA; three brothers,...
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Charles W. Alexander

September 3, 2014

Charles Will Alexander, 71 of Dayton, Tennessee departed this life Wednesday, September 3, 2014. He was born in Lookout Mt., Georgia to the late John & Josie Alexander. He was also preceded in death by his son, Charlie Alexander and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Marcella Alexander of Rossville, daughters, April Weller of Dayton, Dawn Alexander of Rossville,...
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Rev. Robert F. Pierce, Jr.

September 1, 2014

Reverend Robert Franklin Pierce, Jr., 59, passed away peacefully at Athens Regional Medical Center on September 1, 2014. He was born in Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., the son of Frank and Margaret Pierce. He graduated from Ringgold High School and spent his childhood in the Boynton community of Catoosa County; He graduated from Berry College in Rome, Ga. and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary...
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Marshall "Moose" McGill

August 29, 2014

Marshall LaBron "Moose" McGill, 75 of Chickamauga departed this life Friday, August 29, 2014. Marshall served in the U.S. Navy and later retired from Colonial Bread Company after 26 years of service there. He loved fishing, flea markets, gardening, animals particularly his dog, "Bo" and working as an auctioneer. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe McGill. Survivors include his wife,...
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Willie Granny Burnette

September 9, 1938 - August 28, 2014

Willie "Granny" Burnette, 75, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 28, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed taking trips to different Casinos and just enjoying life, but her true passion and drive was taking care of her children and grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted wife,...
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Keith "Cowboy" Bogh

August 27, 2014

Keith "Cowboy" Ronald Bogh age 83, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Wednesday – August 27, 2014. He was born in LeMars, Iowa to George Raymond & Christine Emilia Miller Bogh. He was raised on a farm and started his own dairy farm. He was the former owner and operator of Southway Equipment and Truck Sales in Ringgold, Georgia which was the third largest in America. He had also been a...
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Mertie Newton

August 27, 2014

Mertie Belle Hubbard Newton, 92 of East Ridge departed this life Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She was born in Crossville, Tennessee to the late Fred & Mary Ann Hubbard and was a member of Spring Creek Church of God in East Ridge. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Newton. Survivors include her daughters, Cathy (Bob) Slaton of Ringgold, Patsy Penrod of Lexington, Kentucky,...
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Rev. Robert L. Combs

July 19, 1930 - August 25, 2014

Rev. Robert Lewis Combs, age 84 of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 25, 2014, surrounded by his family and loving wife. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and a member of Gospel Way Baptist Church. Robert was a devoted Christian and served as the Pastor at Jones Memorial Baptist Church and Interim Pastor at Hughes Ave. Baptist Church. He retired...
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Emma Giles Buckner

April 23, 1932 - August 24, 2014

Emma Giles Buckner, 82, of Wicksburg, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Buckner was born April 23, 1932 in Catoosa County, GA and lived most of her life in the Rossville, GA. She has been a resident of Wicksburg for the past several years. She was employed as a nurse and a beautician during her working career. She loved art, especially painting. Mrs. Buckner was of...
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Revonda Anne Knight

August 24, 2014

Revonda Anne Knight, 62, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was born in Kansas to the late Ronald and Mary Etta Abee Knight. She had previously resided in Hickory, N.C., and had been a Rossville resident for the past six years. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Cindi Knight. She loved her children and is survived by her daughters; Courtney and Alexzandra...
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Marjorie Outlaw Flournoy

June 20, 1931 - August 24, 2014

Marjorie Outlaw Flournoy, 83, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. Her personal ministry in life was sending cards out to family & friends. She was completely devoted to her family and was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all that knew her. ...
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Tony Saffles

June 22, 1945 - August 23, 2014

Tony Saffles, 69, of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed with the Chattanooga Choo Choo Maintenance Division for more than 32 years, but his true passion in life was being completely devoted to taking care of his family & friends. He...
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Lake M. Sisson

September 11, 1925 - August 23, 2014

Lake M. Sisson, age 88 of Rossville, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born to the late George W. and Beaulah A. Sherrill Sissons in Delano, TN and was a member of Chickamauga Church of Christ. Lake moved to the North Georgia area from Gastonia, NC in 1946. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during W.W. II and retired from Crane Enamel after 37 yrs. of employment. ...
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Franklin "Gene" Foster

June 28, 1942 - August 23, 2014

Franklin "Gene" Foster, 72 of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family & friends and retired from BFI, as a truck driver in 1998 after more than 7 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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David Michael Revels

September 1, 1958 - August 22, 2014

David Michael Revels, 55, of Rossville, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. He had lived most of his life in Hayward, California, where he graduated from Sunset High School Class of 76', but had lived in the North Georgia area for the last 27 years. He was of the Baptist faith and was a Navy Veteran who participated with the Attempted Rescue of American Hostages that were being held at the...
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James "Buddy" Turner

September 24, 1932 - August 22, 2014

James Oscar "Buddy" Turner, 81, of Flintstone, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. He was born to the late, Brown N. and Lella Smith Turner in Bledsoe Co., and spent most of his life in Rossville and was of the Baptist Faith. Buddy served his country in the U.S. Air Force, during the Korean War. He worked for Peerless Mills in Rossville before retiring from U.S. Pipe in 1995 after 30yrs. ...
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Richard "Rick" Coulter

August 20, 2014

Richard Eric "Rick" Coulter, 49 of Chickamauga departed this life Wednesday August 20, 2014. Survivors include his daughter, Tabatha Coulter, son, Dustin Coulter both of Chattanooga, fiancé, Brenda Arbajian of Chickamauga, father, Willy Coulter of Fort Oglethorpe, mother, Pat Coulter of Arkansas, brother, Rodney Coulter of Fort Oglethorpe, grandsons, Landon and Kingston Coulter, niece, Paige...
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Douglas "Chad" Brown

August 26, 1981 - August 19, 2014

Douglas "Chad" Brown, 32, of Fort Oglethorpe, born August 26, 1981 went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Chad was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, but most importantly he had renewed his faith on July 23, 2014 and testified to everyone. Chad had many friends in his life but the closest was his relationship and friendship with his brother, Herbie...
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Charles "Wally" "Waldo" Peters

August 17, 2014

Charles Walter "Wally" "Waldo" Peters age 50, of Chickamauga, GA passed away Sunday – August 17, 2014. He was born in Catoosa County and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Ringgold High School Class of 1983. He was currently employed with T.J. Hunt Trucking where he had been a driver for the past 14 years. He took pride in the trucks he drove, if he wasn't driving it – he...
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William Dale Drymon

August 2, 1951 - August 16, 2014

William Dale Drymon, 63, of Rossville, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Morris & Irene Drymon, but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life. He retired from Blow Pipe Sheet Metal as a Welder after more than 15 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. He...
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Paula Elaine Steele

September 5, 1966 - August 16, 2014

Paula Elaine Steele, 47, of Chickamauga, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Steele. Survivors include her mother, Wanda Lynn of Chickamauga, GA; ...
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Jesse A. Coley, Sr.

August 16, 2014

Jesse A. Coley, Sr. 84 of Flintstone departed this life Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was born in Jackson County, Alabama to the late Samuel & Vera Coley. He retired from Aztec after 32 years as a Machinist there and attended New Haven Fellowship Church of God in Chickamauga. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Leila Jane Coley, and daughter, Vickie Bryson. Survivors...
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Joseph "Joe" Barnes

August 15, 2014

Joseph Phillip Barnes, 75 of Rossville departed this life Friday, August 15, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Charles & Laura Barnes. Joe served in the U.S. Army and later owned/operated Joe Barnes Electric. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Anna Marie Barnes of Rossville, children, Donna (Bill) Robinson of Chickamauga, Laura (Mike) Wiender of Rossville,...
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John "J.R." Derryberry

June 21, 1937 - August 15, 2014

John Robert "J.R." Derryberry, age 77 of Lookout Mtn., passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mtn. and was of the Christian Faith. He retired from Combustion Engineering in 1987 after 30 yrs. and was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. J.R. was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Charlie and Bertha Thompson Derrryberry and sisters,...
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Damon L. Henley

August 9, 2014

Damon Lamar Henley, 63 of Rossville departed this life Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Dave & Fleda Henley. Damon worked for Chattanooga Glass for 22 years and was of the Church of God Faith. He was also preceded in death by his son, Lamar Henley, Brothers, David and Don Henley, and a sister, Connie Walker. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years,...
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W.E. Sam Hatfield

August 17, 1921 - August 8, 2014

W.E. "Sam" Hatfield, 92, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 8, 2014. Sam was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was a member of Mission Ridge Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran having served during WW II and was previously employed with Chris-Craft Cruisers for more than 25 years as a Boat Specialist. He enjoyed...
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Wayne Kaylor

January 2, 1952 - August 6, 2014

Wayne Kaylor, 62, of LaFayette, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed in the Textile Industry for more than 30 years, he also enjoyed fishing, but his true passion in life was love of cars. He was a loving brother, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all...
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James David McNabb, Sr.

August 14, 1932 - August 5, 2014

James David McNabb, Sr., 81, of Rossville passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was an Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict, where he was a P.O.W. for more than 30 days and was also the Recipient of the Purple Heart. He was previously employed with Anderson Motors as a...
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Patricia "Shirley" Morgan

October 24, 1939 - August 4, 2014

Patricia "Shirley" Morgan, age 74 of Rossville, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 surrounded by her family. Shirley was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist Faith. She retired from Eye Ear Optical in 2007 after 40 plus years in the eye care industry in the Rossville area. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Dorothy Parker Phillips and brothers,...
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David A Nelms

August 2, 2014

David Allison Nelms, 71, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday August 2, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold, Tunnel Hill areas, he was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and sang in the choir. He was a former employee of Honest Charley's where he worked for 29 years and P&E Distributors where he worked...
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Nancy S. Smith

August 2, 2014

Nancy Sue Campbell Smith, age 69 of Rossville, passed away on Saturday, August 02, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia Area and was of the Baptist Faith. She retired from Cockran's Truck Stop after 12 yrs. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Rex Smith; sisters, Nellie June Johnson and Betty Jean Campbell; and brothers, Thomas Junior Campbell and Leonard...
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Allan Crawford

August 2, 2014

James Allan Crawford, 70 of Tunnel Hill departed this life Saturday, August 02, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Jack & Rosel Crawford and was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Tunnel Hill. Allan retired from Catoosa County Fire & Rescue after volunteering with them for 19 years and was still active with Cohutta Volunteer Fire Department. He also worked in...
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Peggy Henson

July 28, 2014

Peggy Joyce Smith Henson, 78 of Cohutta, Georgia departed this life Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born in Ringgold, Georgia to the late Emmitt & Mary Smith. She retired from the United States Postal Service after 25 years of service, and was of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lee Henson, brother, Kenneth Smith, and sister, Shirley Fetzer. ...
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Wanda Thomason McCuiston

July 27, 1933 - July 26, 2014

Wanda Mae Thomason McCuiston, 80, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 26, 2014, one day before her 81st birthday. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was a former member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church for more than 40 years, but was currently a member of Shield Baptist Church in Chickamauga. She retired in 1987 after more than...
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Roy Walter Shelby

August 30, 1947 - July 26, 2014

Roy Walter Shelby, 66, of Rossville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was a United States Army Veteran and retired from TVA in 1989 after more than 15 years of service. He truly loved sports and was a TSSAA Sports official for more than 35 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Petty Oscar...
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Martha Ashmore Jenkins

August 10, 1943 - July 25, 2014

Martha Ashmore Jenkins, 70, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 25, 2014. She had lived most of her life in the Ringgold and Boynton areas and was a member of Saint Gerard's Catholic Church. She had worked at Mohawk Industries for more than 35 years but her true passion in life for always caring for others. She was a caregiver at heart and volunteered at...
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Teresa Ann Grider

July 7, 1958 - July 23, 2014

Teresa Ann Chadwick Grider, 56, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, who's true passion in life was taking care of and loving her grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by...
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Thomas Pearson

July 23, 2014

Thomas "Tommy" Brookshire Pearson, 65 of Ringgold (Formerly of Murfreesboro) departed this life Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his home. He was born in Calhoun, Georgia and was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Calhoun. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Powell, sisters, Pat Neighbors, Cyndi Cantrell, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday,...
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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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Guy Steven Woodard

July 30, 1950 - July 20, 2014

Guy Woodard, of Rossville, Ga; passed away on Sunday July 20, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was a dedicated husband and father who enjoyed fishing by the lake and working with his hands. He was also a proud graduate of Lakeview High School, class of 1969. Preceded in death by his mother, Mae Woodard; his father, Homer Woodard; and his brother, William Woodard....
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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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Lyndale Steadman

May 6, 1936 - July 16, 2014

Lyndale S. Steadman of Chickamauga Georgia passed away July 16th 2014 at Hutcheson Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Fall Branch, Tennessee to the late Fred Pierce and Molly Mae Steadman. He had lived in the Chickamauga area since 1969. He owned and operated Steadman Heating & Air, a family owned business with his son Adam for many years and was well known for his integrity...
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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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