2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

WILSON FUNERAL HOMES

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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

Houston Lee Bradley

August 6, 1956 - January 24, 2015

Houston Lee Bradley, 58, of Rossville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 24, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Dixie Industries in 2010 after more than 36 years of service as a Production Leader and enjoyed hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and...
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Chester "Buddy" Vinson

January 23, 2015

Chester "Buddy" Vinson 89, of Rossville, GA passed away Friday- January 23, 2015. A life-long resident of the North Georgia, he was a member of Lakeview First Baptist Church. He was retired from Miller Bros. Industries and was an avid bicyclist. He is preceded in death by his parents Chester and Inez Carroll Vinson, 1 brother and 1 sister. Left to cherish his memory is his brother; Ray...
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Jerry Paul Simmons

January 23, 2015

Jerry Paul Simmons age 55, of Rossville, GA passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015. He was born in Rossville, GA to the late Calvin Woodrow & Doris Evelyn West Simmons. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was self-employed in construction work. He was a member of Duncan Park Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, camping and just being outdoors...
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Clyde Rick Gilley

December 29, 1952 - January 23, 2015

Clyde "Rick" Gilley, 62, of Chickamauga, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was the previous Owner & Operator of High Point Golf Course in Chickamauga for more than 20 years and truly enjoyed, playing, singing and listening to Honky Tonk music. He was a loving and devoted father, brother and...
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Johnnie "John" Dotson, Jr.

October 12, 1943 - January 23, 2015

Johnnie "John" Dotson, Jr., 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 23, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith. He was a United States Army Veteran and was previously employed with the City of Chattanooga for more than 15 years as a Truck Driver. He was a member of AA for more than 30 years and enjoyed...
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Curtis Kendall Dickey

December 10, 1962 - January 23, 2015

Curtis Kendall Dickey, 52, of Ringgold, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed with ADC Telecommunications for more than 22 years as an Installer before retiring in 2010. He loved the outdoors, whether it was deer hunting, fishing or bow tournaments, he was at peace being outside with...
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Geneva "Queenie" Chadwick Mills

January 19, 2015

Geneva "Queenie" Ivens Chadwick Mills, 95, born atop Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama passed away Monday January 19, 2015. A former resident of the Rossville area, she has lived in Merritt Island, Florida for the past 10 years and was of the Christian faith. Queenie was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #945 where she held numerous offices which include State President and...
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Troy Lewis Cope

November 2, 1931 - January 18, 2015

Troy Lewis Cope, 83, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was the Worship Minister at Trinity Fellowship in Rock Spring for more than 10 years. He was a Corporal in the United States Army having served during the Korean War and was employed with Rossville Mills for more than 25 years. He...
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Albert Don Brown

December 12, 1957 - January 17, 2015

Albert Don Brown, age 57 of Rossville, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. Donny was an electrician/maintenance man for the past 40 yrs., retiring from ConAgra in 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert D. Stephens and step-father, Carlos Potter. Donny is survived by his loving wife, of...
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James "Curly" Wilson

January 17, 2015

James William "Curly" Wilson, 88 of Fort Oglethorpe departed this life Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. He was born in South Pittsburg, Tennessee to the late Polk & Lillie Wilson. He retired from Singer Cobble after 20 years of service and was of the Baptist Faith. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Eugene Wilson and Alberta Rhodes. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Peggy...
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R.B. Bethune

January 17, 2015

Mr. R.B. Bethune, 82, of Ringgold departed this life Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. He was born in Jackson County, Alabama to the late W.L. & Bessie Bethune and was a member of Gospel Way Baptist Church in Ringgold. R.B. retired from Coors Ceramics and served the Lord as an evangelist and often sang with his wife during their time of ministry at different churches in the area. He was also...
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Hilma Ruth Spurlock

December 18, 1943 - January 17, 2015

Hilma Ruth Spurlock, 71, of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA went home to be with the lord Saturday- January 17, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother grandmother and was a member of DelRay Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by an infant son; Chuck Jones, 1 sister, and 1 brother. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 35 years, Troy Spurlock, Son; Steve Jones, Grandchildren; Crystal and...
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Doris Gisela Trotman

August 29, 1944 - January 14, 2015

Doris G. Trotman, 70, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was the Owner & Operator of Hales Downtown Florist for more than 10 years. She was a very courageous and determined lady, who always put her family's need first and lived to provide for them in any way possible. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Richard Lee Armstrong

April 21, 1956 - January 13, 2015

Richard Lee Armstrong, 58 of Rossville departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. He was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee to the late Junior & Ressie Simmons and was a member of Bible Way Baptist Church in Rossville. Survivors include his wife, Robbie Armstrong of Rossville, daughters, Chelly (Zachary) Adams of Rossville, Kerri (Daniel) Hodge of Ringgold, sisters, Dorothy Higdon of East Ridge,...
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James Thad Rogers

August 27, 1943 - January 12, 2015

James Thad Rogers, age 71 of Ringgold, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 yrs., Gloria Rogers; 2 children; 1 brother; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. ...
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Aliene Trower Tallent

January 11, 2015

Aliene Trower Tallent, 98, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday January 11, 2015. A native of McDonald, Tennessee, she has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 42 years and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bowman Walter Tallent; parents, William Edward and Minnie Sanland Trower; son, James E. Tallent; daughter, Johnnie Jernigan; two brothers,...
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Ruby Margaret Virginia Garner

June 18, 1930 - January 9, 2015

Ruby Margaret Virginia Garner, 84, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Friday January 9, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of East Ridge High School where she worked in the cafeteria for 6 years and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles L. Garner; parents, Charles Edward...
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Frances Juanita Ballew

January 4, 1929 - January 9, 2015

Frances Juanita Ballew, 86, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Friday January 9, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was a member of Kingwood Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Gussie Hise Ballew. She is survived by her cousin and his wife, Weldon and Beverly Hise of Ringgold, GA. Graveside services will be held...
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Ruby Delores Turner Young

January 9, 2015

Ruby Delores Turner Young, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday January 9, 2015. A native of Tampa, Florida, she was a resident of the North Georgia area for 88 years and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Rock Spring, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Franklin Young; parents, Luther and Evelyn Sanders Turner; daughter, Teresa Dianne Young; grandson, Shane...
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Thelma Montez Cook

September 22, 1924 - January 9, 2015

Thelma Montez Cook, 90, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 9, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed fishing and loved cooking for her family & friends. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was...
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Frances Goodman

January 8, 2015

Frances Elizabeth Goodman, 89, of Rossville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Albert & Callie Fletcher. Frances retired from Standard-Coosa Thatcher/Dixie Yarns after 34 years of service and she was a member of Salem Road Baptist Church for 50 years in Rossville. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse...
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Larry Edward Duff, Jr.

March 3, 1979 - January 7, 2015

Larry E. Duff, Jr., 35 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away Monday January 5, 2015 unexpectedly. Larry was a friend to everyone and loved to help anyone he could. He has left behind many broken hearts, as he was clearly loved by everyone that knew him. Hearts that will never heal are his family; father, Larry E. Duff, SR.; mother, Deena Duff; brother, Carl R. Duff; sister, Jennifer McEwin;...
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Johnnie Leon Hayes

January 7, 2015

Johnnie Leon Hayes, 71, of Georgetown, Tennessee passed away Wednesday January 7, 2015. A resident of Georgetown for 10 years, he was formerly of Collegedale, Tennessee. He was a former employee of Honors Golf Course where he worked for 10 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Lawrence and Minnie Susan Houston Hayes; sister, Shirley Morgan and two...
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Joyce Ophelia Phillips

April 1, 1940 - January 6, 2015

Joyce Ophelia Phillips, 74, of Chickamauga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was a wonderful seamstress and loved making ceramics. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was...
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James Edward Guffey

July 22, 1944 - January 5, 2015

James Edward Guffey, age 70 of Rossville, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. He retired from Chattanooga Glass Co. and Grant Auto Glass in 2000 after more than 30 yrs. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be missed greatly. James was preceded in death by his parents, Homer J....
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Ollie McKenzie Trundle

December 26, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Ms. Ollie McKenzie Trundle, 91, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 5, 2015. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. She was employed many years with U.S. Pipe Credit Union as a Loan Officer before retiring in 1986. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her family and of course...
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Elzina Dinah Hendricks

April 12, 1928 - January 4, 2015

Elzina "Dinah" Hendricks, 86, of Fort Oglethorpe went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 4, 2015. She had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was previously employed with World Sales for more than 15 years and was a loving and devoted, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother who will...
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Opal C. Taylor

September 8, 1928 - January 4, 2015

Opal Christine Taylor, age 86 of Chickamauga, passed away on Sunday, January 04, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a member of New Holiness Covenant Church, Chattanooga. Opal was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, who will be missed greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Orval Taylor; parents, Charles D. and Essie Gladson Evans; brother,...
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Benjamin C. Gray

January 3, 2015

Benjamin Curtis Gray, 37, of Trenton departed this life Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and graduated from Ridgeland High School and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. Ben attended Fresh Word Ministry in East Lake. He was preceded in death by his father, John "Johnny" Robert Gray. Survivors include his wife, April K. Gray of Trenton, parents, Maggie (Jim)...
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Mary Catherine Smith

June 24, 1935 - January 2, 2015

Mary Catherine Smith, 79, of Chickamauga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 2, 2015. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late, Tom & Sarah Jackson, but had lived in the Chickamauga area for the last 46 years and was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew...
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Lewis Myers

January 2, 2015

Lewis Myers, 91, of LaFayette, GA departed this life Friday, January 2, 2015. He was born in Jasper, Tennessee to the late Oscar & Pearl Myers. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and later retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as a Supervisor. Lewis was also member of the Masonic Lodge and was of the Christian Faith. Lewis was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth...
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June Liner Cripps

June 19, 1922 - December 31, 2014

June Liner Cripps age 92, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Henry Grady & Josie Pitts Liner. She had worked at "Lonnie's Grill" in Chickamauga, GA. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Chickamauga where she attended the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Order of The...
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Matthew William Wooten

February 12, 1960 - December 31, 2014

Matthew Wooten, 54, of Lookout Mountain, GA passed from mortality on December 31, 2014. Matthew was a special needs person who is a joy and teacher to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Willard & Aleene Wooten, who lovingly cared for him through-out their life. He is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Carolyn (Richard) Harshberger, James W....
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Sheila Chastain Henley

February 15, 1963 - December 31, 2014

Sheila Chastain-Henley age 51, of Menlo, GA passed Wednesday-December 31, 2014. She was born February 15, 1963 in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA to William and the late Lyda West Tinker. She was employed by Echols Furniture with more than 11 years of service prior to her illness. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Sheila is...
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Terry "Budda" Wilson

January 31, 1959 - December 31, 2014

Terry "Budda" Wilson, 55, of Tunnel Hill, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He had previously coached Chattanooga Valley Little League Football for several years and loved riding motorcycles. He was the President of the North Georgia Warriors, a very loyal...
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Elizabeth "Susie" Yeager

December 29, 2014

Elizabeth "Susie" McAfee Yeager age 70, of Rossville, Georgia went home to be with The Lord Monday โ€“ December 29, 2014. She was born in Rome, Georgia to the late Donald & Elizabeth McAfee. She is preceded in death by her children: John Ogle, Cindy McAfee, siblings: Donnie McAfee and Joetta Haney. She worked with Shoney's Restaurants and in the healthcare field. Susie enjoyed being...
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Lee Brewer

May 5, 1941 - December 29, 2014

Lee Roy Brewer, age 73 of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was a member of Crosspath Baptist Church, formerly East Ridge Baptist. Lee retired from Mueller Company in 1995 after 8 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who will be greatly missed. Lee was preceded in death by his parents...
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Robert "Lee" Clarkson

December 28, 2014

Robert Lee Lewis Clarkson, age 35 of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was a lifetime resident of the Rossville/Ft. Oglethorpe area and was of the Christian Faith. Lee was a loving husband, father, and son who will be missed by all that knew him. Lee was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ann Bratten and uncle Randall Hall. He is survived by his loving wife, of...
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Barbara Ann Morris

May 10, 1953 - December 27, 2014

Barbara Ann Morris, 61, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 27, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church in Ringgold. She worked in retail sales and service for most of her life and was a Photo Lab Tech for Wal-Mart for several years. She enjoyed knitting, going to Church and...
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Doris Hyde

December 26, 2014

Doris Massingill Hyde, 81, of Rossville departed this life Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Cliff & Willie Bell Massingill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Baker Reece Hyde, Sr., and her sister, Elizabeth Sylar, and brothers, Gil Massingill, and Bunt Massingill. Survivors include her son, Baker (Rebecca) Hyde, daughter, Kay (Michael) Bradford...
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Stephen Eugene Christian

August 31, 1953 - December 25, 2014

Stephen Eugene Christian, 61, of Rossville passed away Thursday, December 25, 2014. He was born in Rossville, Georgia, but had lived in the Atlanta area for more than 30 years before moving back to North Georgia in 1995. He was of the Baptist faith and was the Owner & Operator of American Air for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pansy Mae Christian and brother,...
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Dale Walter Harrison

December 24, 2014

Dale Walter Harrison, 75, of Rossville, Georgia passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, December 24, 2014. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he has resided in the Rossville, Georgia area since 2000, and was formerly of Michigan. Dale earned his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education degree and Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois....
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Dale Walter Harrison

December 24, 2014

Dale Walter Harrison, 75, of Rossville, Georgia passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, December 24, 2014. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he has resided in the Rossville, Georgia area since 2000, and was formerly of Michigan. Dale earned his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education degree and Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois...
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Linda Reed Bentley

April 15, 1951 - December 24, 2014

Linda Jane Reed Bentley, 63, of Chickamauga, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. She had lived most of her life in the Clarksdale, Mississippi area before moving to North Georgia in 1992. She was a member of Garrett's Chapel Baptist Church and retired from Roper in 2014 after more than 15 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, going to Dollywood,...
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Charles "Bobo" Hicks

March 8, 1961 - December 23, 2014

Charles Malcolm "Bobo" Hicks, Jr., age 53 of Rock Spring, GA passed away, Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Spring and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ringgold. He was the owner/operator of Charles Hicks Sprinkler Co. for 25 yrs. and has been working for the Pipefitters & Steamfitters Union Local #43 for the past 5 yrs. He was a loving husband, father,...
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James "Jim" Hartley, Jr.

October 15, 1979 - December 22, 2014

James "Jim" Hartley Jr. 35, of Chattanooga passed away December 22, 2014. Jim was a Sheetrock finisher by trade. He is survived by his mother and father, 5 children, and a host of other loving family members and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Friday- January 2, at Lakewood South Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the funeral home to...
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Joetta Harris

March 20, 1930 - December 21, 2014

Joetta Schmitt Harris, age 84, of Rossville, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member on Pathway Baptist Church. Joetta retired in 2003 from Goodwill Ind. After 12 yrs. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, who will be greatly missed. Joetta was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Harris, Jr.; parents,...
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Mary Daniel

December 21, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Barnett Daniel, 80 of Rossville departed this life Sunday, December 21, 2014. She was born in Dalton, Georgia to the late Harvey & Minnie Barnett and was a member of Flintstone Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her son, Carl Daniel, and brothers, James, Howard, Waymon, and Edward Barnett. Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Charles...
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Gary Carl Standridge

September 4, 1963 - December 20, 2014

Gary Carl Standridge, 51, of Ringgold departed this life Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was born in Fort Stewart, Georgia to the late Paul & Blanche Standridge. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Larry Standridge, Thomas Burnette, and Charlotte Clark. Survivors include his loving wife of 31 years, Gloria Standridge, children, Crissy Leonard, Carl Standridge, Chasity Blair, Jeff...
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John "Frank" Gadd

December 19, 2014

John "Frank" Gadd, 71, of Fort Oglethorpe passed away Dec. 19, 2014. He was of the Baptist Faith. Graveside services will be held 3:00PM Monday at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 12:00PM until 2:30PM Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
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Judith "Judy" Anderson

December 19, 2014

Judith Ann Anderson, 66 of Rossville departed this life Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Her passion in life was taking care of and spending time with children. She was of the Church of God Faith. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Earl Dunn, Sr. Survivors include her mother, Thelma "Granny" Dunn of Rossville, children, Pati (Darrell) McGraw of Knoxville, Tim (Cindy) Anderson of Jasper, TN,...
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Skylar James Killian

December 16, 2014 - December 16, 2014

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

August 1, 1933 - December 16, 2014

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

November 24, 1953 - December 15, 2014

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

May 7, 1931 - December 14, 2014

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

December 16, 1956 - December 14, 2014

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

July 8, 1931 - December 14, 2014

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

April 24, 1928 - December 13, 2014

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

February 18, 1984 - December 12, 2014

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

December 12, 2014

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

January 10, 1947 - December 12, 2014

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

May 28, 1929 - December 12, 2014

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

March 12, 1928 - December 12, 2014

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

May 3, 1915 - December 12, 2014

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

December 9, 2014

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

August 29, 1947 - December 7, 2014

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

March 11, 1924 - December 3, 2014

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

December 3, 2014

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

December 1, 2014

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

March 1, 1923 - November 30, 2014

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

February 12, 1947 - November 29, 2014

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

November 27, 2014

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

February 7, 1948 - November 24, 2014

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

December 28, 1942 - November 24, 2014

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

November 29, 1931 - November 23, 2014

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

November 23, 2014

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

April 8, 1955 - November 22, 2014

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

September 8, 1945 - November 20, 2014

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

November 19, 2014

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

August 25, 1929 - November 19, 2014

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

August 2, 1951 - November 18, 2014

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

July 20, 1955 - November 18, 2014

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

November 17, 2014

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

August 26, 1933 - November 16, 2014

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

May 13, 1956 - November 16, 2014

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

June 27, 1963 - November 15, 2014

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

June 4, 1947 - November 14, 2014

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

April 28, 1919 - November 14, 2014

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

February 5, 1963 - November 12, 2014

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

November 11, 2014

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

March 24, 1938 - November 11, 2014

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

November 8, 2014

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

January 1, 1929 - November 7, 2014

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

November 1, 2014 - November 6, 2014

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

November 6, 2014

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

November 5, 2014

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

August 21, 1930 - November 4, 2014

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

September 24, 1933 - November 4, 2014

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

November 3, 2014

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

November 3, 2014

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