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Our Obituaries

Birda Linam Cantrell

May 4, 2015

Birda Ruth Linam Cantrell age 79, of Fort Oglethorpe, GA passed away Monday – May 4, 2015. She was born in Harrison, TN to the late Frank & Mae Massengale Linam. She had previously resided in Chicago, IL, Daytona Beach and Orlando, FL, and Northwest Georgia. She was a former employee of Salem Carpet and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed shopping, eating out and traveling to the Smokey...
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Norma Lee Broome

January 31, 1933 - April 28, 2015

Norma Lee Broome, age 82 of LaFayette, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She was born to the late Roy and Emma Johnson Stewart in LaFayette and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Norma was a graduate of LaFayette High School and was employed by Caron Spinning and Barwick Mills for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. ...
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Henry Alton "Bud" Moore

April 26, 2015

Henry Alton "Bud" Moore, 86, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Sunday April 26, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a self-employed painter and carpenter for over 40 years and was a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Maura Ruth Waters Moore; son, Ronny Moore; parents, Henry and Maclena Williams Moore; brother, Larry Moore and...
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James W. "Bill" Dunn

April 14, 2015

James Willis "Bill" Dunn, age 80, of Rock Spring, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Dunn was owner/operator of Dunn's Garage for many years. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Peggy Logan and a Son Dennis York. He was survived by Three Daughters, Becky Clark and Kathy Harris, both of LaFayette, Ga. and Annette Champion of Dalton, Ga. Three Sisters, 5...
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Wallace Lee Anderson

April 2, 2015

Wallace Lee Anderson, 83, of LaFayette, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Lee was a member of the Second Baptist Church for 47 years, and a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a local businessman, who owned and operated Anderson Cone Company for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mary Anderson, brother, Henry Anderson, brother, Albert...
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Russell Thomas Williams

March 25, 2015

Russell Thomas Williams age 67, of LaFayette, GA passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was born in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Russell & Sarah Thomas Williams. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he received the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, recipient of three Purple Hearts, two Overseas Bars...
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Nancy Campbell Singleterry Lang

March 23, 2015

Nancy Elizabeth Campbell Singleterry Lang age 76, of LaFayette, GA passed away Monday - March 23, 2015. She was born in Walker County to the late Paul M. & Bertha Lou Parker Campbell. She was a former resident of Eureka, California and Bradenton, Florida. She was a former employee with Tropicana and had also worked as registered nurse in Bradenton, FL. She enjoyed making crafts and working in...
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Milford "M.H." Butler

March 7, 2015

Milford "M.H." Hix Butler age 85, of Kinsington, GA passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was born in Portersville, AL to the late Milphord H. & Maggie Eller Butler and had resided most of his life in the Kensington, Georgia area. He enjoyed logging and operating his own sawmill Butler's Lumber. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife: Lora Hall Butler, daughter:...
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Grady L. "Benny" Ratliff

March 5, 2015

Grady Lester "Benny" Ratliff age 71, of LaFayette, GA passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. He was born in Birmingham, AL, had resided in the north Chattanooga area and in LaFayette for the past ten years. He enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles with The Outlaws, Kingsmen, Hell's Angels and The Sideboards. He was of the Church of God faith and was Reverend Chief Wayaunaka of Etowah...
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Billy Wm. "Bill" Hale

March 4, 2015

Billy William Hale "Mr. Bill" age 83, of LaFayette, GA passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and had resided most of his life in the Mountain Cove community. Mr. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a hardworker and had worked for Hise's Dairy in The Cove, several lumber yards, Salem Carpet and E.T. Barwick Mills. Mr. Bill was preceded in death by his...
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Roy E. Godbee

February 19, 2015

Roy Eugene Godbee, Jr., age 69, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Roy Eugene Godbee, Sr. and Margaret Ogier Godbee. He was a graduate of Ribault High School in Jacksonville, FL – Class of 1964 – where he enjoyed being on the Track and Football teams. He was the former manager...
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Craig William Patrick Cavanaugh

February 12, 2015

Craig William Patrick Cavanaugh age 51, of Trion, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015. He was born in Des Plaines, IL, and moved to the North Georgia in 1996. Craig was a member of Second Baptist Church, LaFayette, retired in 2014 from a lifelong career as a truck driver, and enjoyed everything about cars. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and "Gear Head" who...
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Maria Sidaras Duncan

November 29, 1939 - February 12, 2015

Maria Sidaras Duncan age 75 of Chattanooga, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday – February 12, 2015. Maria was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico to the late Juan & Serafina Olmo Diaz. She devoted her life to her family and to working with children and youth in ministry. She was a resident of Miami, FL for thirty years where she provided loving childcare for many...
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Martha Sue Clark Walker

February 10, 2015

Martha Sue Clark Walker age 62, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015. She was born in Chickamauga, Georgia to the late Amos A. & Bonnie Marks Clark. She had been a lifelong resident of the LaFayette area and was the former manager of The Big Orange Restaurant in LaFayette. She was of the Church of God faith and enjoyed making crafts with her hands. Along with her...
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Martha Jo Potts

February 1, 2015

Martha Jo Williams Potts, age 91, of Ringgold, GA passed away Sunday- February 01, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Boynton, GA to the late Jack "Jesse" & Thelma Huskey Williams. She had been a life-long resident of North-Georgia. She graduated from Gordon Lee High School, Class of 1940, where she played on the basketball team. After graduation, she attended West Georgia College where...
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Ravenell Crane Wooten

January 30, 2015

Ravenell Crane Wooten age 91, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away surrounded by her loving family Friday evening – January 30, 2015. The last of the Crane children of the late John Oliver Crane II & Mary Adaline Thomas of Young Harris, Georgia. She had lived most of her life in Northwest Georgia. She was a homemaker and had also worked outside the home at Richmond Hoisery, Dr. Irwin's...
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Robert Emmit Luzier

January 26, 2015

Robert Emmit Luzier age 90, of Rock Spring, Georgia passed away Monday, January 26, 2015. He was born in Parsons, West Virginia to the late John & Alice Caroline Bohon Luzier. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He served from 1942 – 1962 and retired from the U.S. Navy where he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. While in the U.S. Navy he...
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Linda Schaub DeGutes

January 19, 2015

Linda Joan Schaub DeGutes age 71, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Monday – January 19, 2015. She was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey and had resided for many years in Augusta, Georgia. She served her country in the U.S. Army. She was the former nurse's instructor at Northwestern College in Rock Spring, GA. She was a member of The Church of The Nativity in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. She...
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Rebecca Bates Brown

January 16, 2015

Rebecca Denise Bates Brown age 51, of Trion, Georgia passed away Friday – January 16, 2015. She was born in Summerville, Georgia and had resided for the past thirty five years in Trion, Georgia. She was a former employee of American Glove and was a homemaker. She was of the Church of God faith and a strong witness and woman of faith. She made a difference in each life of every person she...
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Cynthia K. Jones Brown

January 15, 2015

Cynthia Kay Jones Brown age 50, of the Noble Community (LaFayette), passed away Thursday – January 15, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Oak Ridge, TN to the late William R. & Gwendolyn Joe Cranmore Jones. She had lived in LaFayette most of her life where she had worked for several of the local manufacturing facilites. Her last employment was Product Concepts where she was a manager....
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Reena Chastain

January 12, 2015

Donna "Reena" Chastain of Calhoun, GA (formerly of Rossville) went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly Monday- January 12, 2015 at a Chattanooga hospital. She was 36 years old. She leaves behind 4 children and many other relatives, friends, and loved-ones to cherish her memory. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday at the Lafayette City Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Rutledge...
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William "Bill" White, Sr.

January 12, 2015

William "Bill" Gilbert White Sr. age 84, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Monday – January 12, 2015. He was born in Old Fort, Tennessee to the late Jessie James & Mildred Frazier White. He has resided for the past fifty four years in the Mineral Springs community where he enjoyed long walks in the woods and farming. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 – 1952. He was a...
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Randall "Randy" Williams

March 30, 1958 - January 12, 2015

Randy Williams, age 56 of Rock Spring, went to be with Jesus on Monday, January 12, 2015. He was a loyal member of Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene and was employed at the Fresh Market. He is survived by his wife, of 22 yrs., Marla Williams; father, Tom (Priscilla) Williams. Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Earl Williams and brother, Jeff Williams. A memorial...
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Leslie Williams Davis

January 10, 2015

Leslie Kay Williams Davis age 36, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Saturday – January 10, 2015. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa and had resided for the past two years in LaFayette, Georgia. She was a former student and employee of Kennesaw State University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and graduated with honors - Magna Cum Laude. At KSU she was a member of...
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Tom Guthrie

April 25, 1930 - January 4, 2015

Thomas "Tom" Guthrie 84, of Chickamuga, GA passed away Sunday- January 4, 2015. Born April 25, 1930 he worked hard all of his life and enjoyed farming and was a devoted husband and father. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War earning two service medals for his dedicated service. He retired from Dupont with over 42 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith. ...
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Betty G. Brown

June 21, 1938 - December 20, 2014

Betty Gene Smith Brown, age 76, of LaFayette, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Church of God Faith. Betty graduated from LaFayette High School in 1957 before graduating from Albany Vocational School in 1962 as an L.P.N. Betty also worked for Synthetic Ind. for 10 yrs. Before retiring in 2000. She was a loving wife, mother...
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Jerry Lipps

November 7, 1922 - December 9, 2014

Mrs Jerry Maxwell Lipps, 92, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was born November 17, 1922 in Bowman, Georgia to the late John Richard Maxwell and Addie Melissa Adams Maxwell. She was a member of the LaFayette First United Methodist Church, retired from Walker County Board of Education, a former Executive Director for the Red Cross in LaFayette where she was...
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Elizabeth Roberts Hasty

July 26, 1942 - December 9, 2014

Elizabeth Ann Roberts Hasty, 72, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Monday, December 8, 2014. She was born to the late Johnny L. and Ann Smith Roberts in Dalton, Georgia on July 26, 1942. She retired after 34 years from Walker County Department Family and Children's Services where she served as Director. She was a member of LaFayette First Methodist Church, was a loving mother and...
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John Roger Leming, Sr

October 27, 1947 - December 6, 2014

John Roger Leming, 67, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014. He was born to the late Dewey and Marie Ward Leming in LaFayette, Georgia on October 27, 1947. He was of the Baptist faith and worked in the timber industry. He was also preceded in death by two Sisters; Jenny Thornton and Nellie Faye Snyder; two Brothers; Bill Thornton and Jimmy Leming. Survivors include...
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Willie Lee Allen

March 20, 1939 - December 2, 2014

Willie Lee Mashburn Allen, 75, of Lafayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 20, 1939 in Murphy, North Carolina to the late James Logan Mashburn and Ella Dill Mashburn. She retired from Salem Carpet, was a member of Harbor Lights Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her Husband; Elden B....
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Dr. William Mack Atkins

February 19, 1933 - November 19, 2014

Dr. William "Mack" Atkins, D.V.M. age 81, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Dr. Atkins was born in Walker County, Ga., on February 19, 1933. He lived in Trion at a young age and then moved to LaFayette. Upon graduation from LaFayette High School, he attended the University of Georgia, obtaining a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1956. He was then commissioned as a first...
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John "J.C." Chastain

November 14, 2014

John Calvin "J.C." Chastain age 87, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Friday, November 14, 2014. He was born in Trion, Georgia to the late John Henry & Alice Colbert Chastain. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had resided most of his life in LaFayette, GA where he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He worked at E.T. Barwick Mills for twenty years, Shaw...
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Corene Tishaw Smith

May 6, 1941 - November 8, 2014

Mrs. Corene Tishaw Smith, 73, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. She was born to the late J.H. and Sadie Cameron Tishaw in Jackson County, Ala. on May 6, 1941. Mrs. Smith was a God-fearing woman of the Church of God faith who loved her family unconditionally and spent 53 years as a dedicated caregiver for her disabled daughter. She was also preceded in death by her son...
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Zameron Arizmendi

October 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Zameron Blade Arizmendi, infant son of Cecilia "Sassy" Arizmendi and Brandon Harris passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He is also survived by his brother, Zhydon and grandparents, Tanya and Dale Sprague, Amy and Richard Henderson and James Lively; A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday at Ridgeway Cemetery, with Rev. Josh Cheresnick officiating. The family will...
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Harry Allen Britton

November 2, 2014

Harry Allen Britton, 61, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Sunday November 2, 2014. A native of Lebanon, Tennessee, he has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 35 years and was formerly of Dahlonega, Georgia. He was a former employee of Basic-Ready Mix where he worked for over 15 years and was a member of LaFayette Revival Center. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and...
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Pete Wattenbarger

June 16, 1954 - October 30, 2014

Pete I. Wattenbarger, age 60, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday- October 30, 2014. He was born to the late Pete "Osco" and Ann "Blondie" Wattenbarger. Survivors include his Daughter and Son-in-law; Suzanne and Chris Hammontree of Dalton, Sisters; Ann Cline and Phyllis Wimpy, Brother; Steve Wattenbarger, Grandson; Nicholas Gavin Smith. Visitation will be held at the funeral home...
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Dewey S. Fowler

February 16, 1970 - October 30, 2014

Dewey Shannon Fowler, 44, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014. He was born February 16, 1970 in Fort Oglethorpe, was of the Christian faith, former employee of Synthetic Industries for 20 years and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, the Georgia Bulldogs and spending time with his Sons. Survivors include his loving Parents; Vernon and Edna King Fowler, two Sons;...
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Lori D. Hobbs

October 28, 2014

Lori D. Hobbs, age 45, of LaFayette went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Ottis R. Mann, grandparents, Walter & Louella Mann, John Parsons, great grandparents, Harland & Nettie Kinsey, and father-in-law, Sidney Hobbs. She was an employee of Summerville Post Office and was a member of Foster Mill Drive Baptist Church...
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Frank W. Skiles

January 4, 1943 - October 13, 2014

Frank William Skiles, 71, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Monday, October 13, 2014. He was born in Hendon, Tennessee to the late Frank William and Ruby S. Harvey on January 4, 1943. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from Cargill Milling with 33 years of dedicated service. He was also preceded in death by his Brothers, Clay Skiles and Gene Harvey;Sisters, Carolyn, Shirley and...
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Pearl Elvie Brackett Reed

October 5, 2014

Pearl Elvie Brackett Reed, 91, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Sunday October 5, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia area for most of her life, she was a member of Center Point Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Franklin Reed; parents, George and Flossie Thompson Brackett; son, Tom Douglas Reed and two brothers, Clinton Thomas Brackett and James Thomas...
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Michael Halliday SR

January 7, 1971 - September 30, 2014

Michael Gordon Halliday, 43, of Trion, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. He was born January 7, 1971 in Belleville, Illinois, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his Father, Don Halliday. Survivors include his loving Wife, Rayna Halliday, four Children, Michael Gordon Halliday Jr., Jacob Quinn Halliday, Andrew Reed Halliday and Rayanna Gemae Halliday,...
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Lamar Gravitt

May 9, 1957 - September 30, 2014

Ryan Lamar Gravitt, 57, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014. He was born to the late Buck and Willie Mae Stoker Gravitt in LaFayette on May 9, 1957. He was a member of North LaFayette Baptist Church and he enjoyed fishing and working on cars. He was also preceded in death by two Sisters, Ruth and Doris Imogene Guffey, three Brothers, Tony, David and Lebron Gravitt. ...
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Jeff Railey

January 9, 1971 - September 27, 2014

Ronald "Jeff" Railey, 43, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born January 9, 1971 in Fort Oglethorpe. He was of the Christian faith, enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, hiking, camping and spending time with his family. Survivors include his Parents, Ronald and Bobbie Sue Railey of LaFayette; Grandmother, Myrtle Jean Railey of LaFayette, Daughter, Hope Carrington...
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Bob Kiser, Jr.

January 15, 1934 - September 9, 2014

Bob Kiser Jr., 80, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. He was born to the late Bob Kiser Sr. and Maurine Lee Kiser on January 15, 1934 in Soddy, TN. He was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church, a proud veteran of the United States Army and he retired from Roper Corporation. Bob enjoyed gardening, livestock and being outdoors. He was also preceded in death by his...
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Frances Holcomb Middleton

February 20, 1968 - August 23, 2014

Frances Louise Holcomb Middleton, 46, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. She was born February 20, 1968 in Greenville, SC, was of the Christian faith, and she enjoyed, gardening, cooking and singing. She was preceded in death by her Brother, Henry Edgar Holcomb. Survivors include her Husband, Chris Middleton of Chattanooga, Parents, Curly L. Holcomb Sr. and...
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Andrew "Andy" Littlejohn

November 15, 1965 - July 29, 2014

Andrew "Andy" Marlon Littlejohn, also known as Tree Stand, 48, of Lafayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born November 15, 1965 in LaFayette, was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed hunting, four wheeling, yard work and spending time at the lake and on the beach with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Kim Newby Littlejohn, Son, Landon Littlejohn,...
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Diane Chancey Brackett

December 17, 1941 - July 2, 2014

Diane Chancey Brackett, 72, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was born December 17, 1941 in Etowah, TN. Mrs. Brackett attended Red Bank Presbyterian Church, retired from the family business, Brackett's Floor Covering, and she enjoyed holidays, cooking, but most of all, spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her Father, Grady W. Chancey and...
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Ella Clyde Shaw

September 1, 1920 - July 1, 2014

Ella Clyde Shaw, 93, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. She was born in Long Island, Al. on September 1, 1920 to the late Ella and Brewer Daniel. She was of the Methodist faith and a homemaker who made a home a home. She excelled at cooking and loving her children, grandchildren and especially her great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her Brothers,...
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Wayland Littlejohn

May 8, 1938 - June 26, 2014

George "Wayland" Littlejohn, 76, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born to the late Gordon L. and Mary E. Williams Littlejohn in Trion, Georgia on May 8, 1938. He retired from U.S.A. Concrete, was a member of Catlett Community Church and he enjoyed junking and fixing lawn mowers, but most of all, spending time with his family. He was also preceded in death...
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Ricky Carrington

March 5, 1968 - June 19, 2014

Gary "Ricky" Carrington, 46, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born in LaFayette on March 5, 1968. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in LaFayette and he enjoyed deer hunting. He was preceded in death by his Father, Charles F. Carrington, Granddaughter, Karmyn Carrington. Survivors include his Mother, Betty Fay Wallace Carrington, two...
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Veronica Lynn Tudor

January 26, 1963 - June 17, 2014

Veronica Lynn Tudor, 51, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. She was born January 26, 1963, was a member of Naomi Baptist Church and she enjoyed shopping, yard sales, but most of all, spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Mary Janet Overby, Brother, Randall Allen Nicholson. Survivors include her Father, Ronald Nicholson...
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Adelle Holcomb Phillips

April 7, 1933 - June 10, 2014

Adelle Holcomb Phillips, 81, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was born in Henegar, AL on April 7, 1933 to the late Newt and Nellie McDonald Holcomb. She was a member of New Home Baptist Church and she enjoyed word puzzles, game shows and gardening. She was also preceded in death by her Husband, Otho Geane Phillips Sr. and several Brothers and Sisters. ...
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Ernest Wayne Dudley

October 7, 1964 - June 7, 2014

Ernest Wayne "Dump" Dudley, 49, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born October 7, 1964 in LaFayette, was of the Christian faith and he enjoyed cars, sports and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Billy Crump, Lewis Crump and Henry Crowe, Brother, Michael Dudley. Survivors include his Mother, Ann Galloway of LaFayette,...
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John Robert Beavers

July 16, 1927 - June 4, 2014

John Robert Beavers, 86, a lifetime resident of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a member of LaFayette Presbyterian Church, a 47 year resident of Shepherd Hills Nursing Home, and worked for Archer Drug Store delivering medication on his bicycle for 19 years. John enjoyed LaFayette Politics and he campaigned for various candidates, but most of all, he just loved life....
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Richard "Dick" Dengler

August 14, 1932 - May 12, 2014

Richard "Dick" Frederick Dengler, 81, of Rossville, Georgia died May 12, 2014 at his residence. He was born August 14, 1932 to Fred and Margurite Dengler in Rochester, New York. A Navy Veteran and retired detective for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Dick followed his dream and brought his wife, Mary Taylor, who he married on September 25, 1963 in Hialeah, Florida, to Rossville, Georgia and...
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Opal Edwards

July 22, 1930 - May 7, 2014

Opal Irene Harris Edwards, 83, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014. She was born to the late Lynns and Grace Shepard Harris in LaFayette on July 22, 1930. Opal was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed gardening fishing and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her Husband, James Edwards and several brothers and sisters. Survivors...
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David Timothy Simmons

October 14, 1959 - May 5, 2014

David Timothy Simmons, 54, of Rock Spring, GA passed away Monday, May 5, 2014. He was born October 14, 1959 in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Orville Simmons and Idella Swafford . He was of the Baptist faith and loved fishing, racing and classic cars. He was also preceded in death by his Step-Father, Lester Jackson and Sister, Elizabeth Ann Simmons Prevatt. Survivors include four Sisters,...
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Charles C. Huskey

June 28, 1948 - April 26, 2014

Charles Calvin Huskey, 65, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. He was born in Trion, Georgia on June 28, 1948. Charles was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Chickamauga, the former owner/operator of Huskey Knitting Mills and he enjoyed fishing and collecting & restoring classic cars. He was preceded in death by his Father, John Huskey, Step-Father, Edger T....
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DeJeannette Cardin

August 5, 1947 - April 6, 2014

DeJeannette Ruth Norton Cardin, 66, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 5, 1947 and was a member of Pennville Alliance Church. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Willie Mae St. Germaine, Father, Buford Norton, Brothers, Etowah Norton and Dale St. Germaine, Sister, Rita Stephens and one infant Son. Survivors include her...
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Robert Brian Flegal

June 13, 1964 - April 5, 2014

Robert Brian Flegal, 49, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Saturday April 5, 2014. A resident of the LaFayette area for the past 33 years, he was formerly of Brownsboro, Alabama. He was a former employee of Diamond Detective Agency where he worked as a security guard for 2 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Mack and Lena Mae York Flegal. He is...
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Daniel Wilson

March 29, 2014

Daniel Britton Wilson, 79, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014. He was born to the late James H. and Stella Grace Myers Wilson on August 21, 1934 in Ravan, Virginia. He was a member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle, a retired mechanics instructor at Saint Augustine Technical College, a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict and a member of the...
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Eva Nell Bryan

May 14, 1953 - March 25, 2014

Eva Nell Dover Bryan, 60, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014. She was born to the late Tiney and Georgia Payne Dover in Trion, Georgia on May 14, 1953. Ms. Bryan was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church, a former employee with Wal-Mart and she enjoyed riding motorcycles. She was also preceded in death by her Brothers, Aaron and Earl Dover. Survivors include two Sons...
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Bryson Lee Jenkins

March 7, 2014

Graveside services for Bryson Lee Jenkins, Infant son of Courtney Jenkins of Summerville, GA will be at 3pm Monday March 10, 2014 at Harmony Cemetery in Calhoun, GA. The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 at the funeral home prior to the service. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes-LaFayette Chapel. (706)638-1122
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Joseph Jackson Robinson

September 7, 1926 - February 28, 2014

Joseph Jackson Robinson, 87, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Friday, February 28, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith and he retired from Cobblemuse Hosiery Mill. Survivors include two Sisters and Brother-in-law; Beulah Buck Walker and Kathy Hurley and several Nieces and Nephews. The family will receive friends Monday beginning at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with a funeral service to follow at 2...
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Sandra Charlene Shortridge

May 10, 1965 - February 27, 2014

Sandra Charlene Holman Shortridge, 48, of Rossville, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, February 27, 2014. She was born to the late Joe Ray and Evelyn Holman on May 10, 1965 in Athens, Alabama. Sandra was a member of Cross Connections Assembly of God Church in Chickamauga, Ga. where she was a member of Christ Life. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, pets and Bible...
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Frances Marie Turner

August 30, 1923 - February 24, 2014

Mrs. Frances Marie Hargis Turner, age 90, of LaFayette, Ga. Passed away Monday, February 24, 2014. Mrs. Turner was born August 30, 1923, to the late William Henry and Lucy Missouri Wells Hargis. She was a member of the Woodstation Station Baptist Church most of her life where she sang in the choir and she was the Beginners Sunday School teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her...
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Barbara Jean Waters Cone

December 14, 1948 - February 17, 2014

Barbara Jean Walters Cone, 65, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away February 17, 2014. She was born to the late Millard and Virginia Terrell Walters on December 14, 1948 in Middletown, Ohio. She retired from the Florida Department of Transportation and was a member of Riverland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Willard Wayne Cone. Survivors include her Children and...
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Tillie Axtell Cleghorn

January 16, 1916 - February 16, 2014

Tillie Axtell Cleghorn, 98, of Trussville, AL and formerly of LaFayette, Georgia died Sunday. Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday in LaFayette City Cemetery. No visitation at the funeral home. Online register book available at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the LaFayette Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes (706) 638-1122.
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John Willis Lewis

March 11, 1965 - February 13, 2014

John Willis Lewis, 48, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Judy M. Lewis. Survivors include his Father and Step-Mother, William D. (Virginia) Lewis Sr., Daughter, Ashley Brooke Lewis, Sister, Faith Lewis, Brother, William David Lewis Jr., Step-Brothers, Christopher David Firestone, Ronald C. Stoker, Step-Sisters, Karen G. Carr and...
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Louise Helen Caroline Behrmann Chadburn

September 25, 1916 - January 14, 2014

Mrs. Louise Helene Caroline Behrmann Chadburn, age 97, of LaFayette, GA, passed away Tuesday - January 14, 2014. Mrs. Chadburn was born September 25, 1916, to the late John H.M. & Anna Maria Nager Behrmann. She was a 1935 Graduate of Edison High School, and a graduate of Sherman's Business School, both in Mount Vernon, NY. She was Sorority President of Theta Sigma Alpha. She worked for the USO...
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Vicki Lynn Ward

January 9, 2014

Funeral Services for Ms. Vicki Lynn Ward will be held Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 1pm in the Lafayette Chapel. The family will receive friends Sunday from 10 am until the time of the Service. Burial will follow at Lafayette Memory Gardens.
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Zoe Lee Nelson

June 10, 1957 - January 6, 2014

Zoe Lee Gunnels Nelson, 56, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Monday, January 6, 2014. She was born in Fort Carson, Colorado on June 10, 1957. She was employed with Leaders, was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her Father, Melvin Lee Gunnells, Sister, Zonda Jean Emmaline, Brother, Jeff Gunnels. Survivors include her Mother, Thelma Mae...
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Sherry McNeese Nance

October 24, 1956 - January 1, 2014

Sherry Faye McNeese Nance, 57, of Rock spring, Georgia went home to be with Jesus and meet her loved ones on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 after a lingering illness. She was a friend to all who knew her. She was a very loving, caring person who enjoyed flowers, but most of all, loved being a Mother and Grandmother and she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her Father, Grady...
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Nina Butler

June 3, 1929 - December 30, 2013

Nina Young Butler, 84, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Monday, December 30, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday in Greenwood Cemetery. Online register book available at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel (706) 638-1122.
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Helen Irene Turner

August 13, 1921 - December 29, 2013

Mrs. Helen Faust Turner, 92, of Chickamauga, Georgia (formerly of Rockwood, TN) went home to be with her Lord on December 29, 2013. Mrs. Turner was a life-long member of first Baptist Church of Rockwood; she was very involved in the WMU and the Victory Group. She was a retiree of South Central Bell working her way up through the rank to management before retirement. (1944-1980) After the death of...
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Janice Darlene Starkey Webb

June 13, 1950 - December 24, 2013

Janice Darlene Starkey Webb, of LaFayette, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of LaFayette and was a member of LaFayette Church of Christ. Janice was employed by Ridgewood Manor in Dalton for over 11 yrs. and was a practicing L.P.N. for more than 30 yrs. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and was a loving wife, daughter, mother and aunt who will...
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Tommy Roe Bohannan

April 9, 1944 - December 10, 2013

Tommy Roe Bohannon, 69, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his residence. He was born to the late Roe and Ruby Ashley Bohannon on April 9, 1944 in LaFayette. He was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved his dogs. He was also preceded in death by his Brothers, Jimmy and Glenn Bohannan, Sister, Betty Gilreath. Survivors include his three...
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Thomas Nelson Gordy, Sr.

November 7, 1924 - December 9, 2013

Thomas Nelson Gordy Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Rock Spring, Georgia passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. He was a member of Mission Glen Baptist Church, a World War II Veteran having served as a Navy Signalman First Class aboard the USS San Francisco. He retired from Chris-Craft Incorporated. He was preceded in death by his Son, James Henry Gordy; Parents, Ethel and Joe Gordy; Brothers,...
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Mary Ruth Epps

November 2, 1921 - December 4, 2013

Mary Ruth Roberson Epps, 92, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. She was born to the late Johnny H. and Mary B. Barnes Roberson on November 2, 1921 in Whitfield County. She has resided in LaFayette since 1984 and lived in New Orleans for 34 years. She was a member of the House of Prayer Church. She was also preceded in death by her Husband, Clyde Tribble Epps, three...
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Dewey Hammond Wallin

November 4, 1924 - November 7, 2013

Dewey Hammond Wallin, 89, of Dalton and a native of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 7, 2013. He was born to the late Archie Bryant Wallin Sr. and Eula Lee Cooper Wallin on November 4, 1924. Mr. Wallin retired from Galey and Lord Textiles, worked for Wal-Mart, a member of Dalton First Baptist and was a Purple Heart Recipient serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was...
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George Queener

March 11, 1925 - November 6, 2013

George David Queener, 88, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He is survived by his son, Dan Queener, Daughter-in-law, Valerie G. Queener, Granddaughter, Danielle Austin of Church Hill, TN, and half Brother, Henry Queener Jr. of Nashville, Tn. He was a Veteran of World War II. We wish to sum up his life with his favorite quote by Thomas Carlyle, "Blessed is he who has...
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Billy Joe Ware

May 8, 1933 - October 31, 2013

Billy Joe "Bill" Ware, 80, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was born in LaFayette on May 8, 1933 to the late James T. and Ester Harris Ware. Bill was of the Christian faith, retired from Shaw Industries and he enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with his Grandchildren and Great Grandson. He was preceded in death by several Brothers and Sisters. ...
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Allen Richardson

October 4, 1934 - October 26, 2013

Ruth Allen Kendrick Richardson, 79, of Rock Spring, Georgia went home to be with her Lord Saturday, October 26, 2013. Ruth was born October 4, 1934 in Walker County, was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed camping and fishing. She was preceded in death by her Husband, J.C. Richardson, Daughter, Bobbie Jean, Son, Aaron, Parents and several Brothers and Sisters. Survivors include her Daughter,...
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David Lawson

December 10, 1930 - October 22, 2013

David "Dave" Deleon Lawson, 82, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was born to the late William Macon Lawson and Nancy Montine Cannon Lawson on December 10, 1930 in Auburndale, Florida. He attended Bethel Baptist Church, retired from the Insurance Industry working with both Liberty National and Gulf Life Insurance Companies and upon his retirement served as a Funeral...
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Leonard McKeehan

January 7, 1949 - October 7, 2013

Roy Leonard McKeehan Jr., 64, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Monday, October 7, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga on January 7, 1949, attended Bethesda Baptist Church, worked as a Paramedic for 30 years at AMR, Catoosa County, Hutcheson and Central Ambulance Services. He enjoyed pig farming and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his Father, Roy Leonard McKeehan Sr.,...
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Valeria O. Hollingsworth

April 16, 1922 - October 3, 2013

Valeria O. Hollingsworth, 91, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving children. She was born in LaFayette on April 16, 1922 to the late William P. and Edith Foy Hogue. She was a member of Woodstation Baptist Church and she and her husband fostered more than 30 children through the years. Mrs. Hollingsworth enjoyed holding her annual yard sale for over...
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Sherron Green Steele

May 9, 1948 - September 27, 2013

Sherron Jeanette Green Steele, 65, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013. She was born May 9, 1948 to the late Oscar Franklin Green Jr. and Helen Margaret Lankford Green in LaFayette. Sherron was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded in death by her Son, Shawn Steele. Survivors include her Husband, Douglas Steele, Daughter, Danielle Steele, Brother and Sister...
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Dianna Harris James

November 23, 1953 - September 24, 2013

Dianne Harris James, 59, of Lafayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013. She was born to the late Leroy and Lorene Green Harris on November 23, 1953 in LaFayette. She was a member of Harbor Lights Baptist Church and she enjoyed cooking, singing, but most of all, spending precious time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her Husband, Mike James of LaFayette, Children,...
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Beatrice Kelley

July 19, 1921 - September 2, 2013

Beatrice Kelley, 92, of LaFayette died Monday, September 2, 2013. She was a member of LaFayette Church of God. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Alfred Kelley. Survivors include her Son, Lebron (Phyllis) Kelley, Daughters, Gail Grimes and Libby (John) Tench Jr., seven Grandchildren, seven Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM...
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Jan Lemmons

November 16, 1925 - August 29, 2013

Lillian Jantellia Lemmons, 87, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away peacefully Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM. She is a lifelong Christian and attended Cooper Heights Church of God. Jan loved to cook, attend church and loved doing craft work. Charlene Lemons, a niece from Marietta, loved and cared for Jan after her daughter passed in 2003. She was preceded in death by her Daughter, Dixie...
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Eddie Dean Bales

November 13, 1962 - August 18, 2013

Eddie Dean Bales, 50, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was born November 13, 1962 in Chattanooga, was of the Baptist faith and he was a longtime truck driver and mechanic with B.J. Trucking. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Willard F. and Dora E. Bales, Brother, Robert Bales and Sister, Mary Hall. Survivors include his Sister, Patricia Young, three...
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James Russell Brown

September 17, 1939 - August 5, 2013

Mr. James Russell Brown, 74, of LaFayette, Georgia departed this life Monday, August 5, 2013. He was born to the late Russell and Mae Brown on February 25, 1939 in Trion. He was of the Baptist faith, retired from Dixie Yarn and Shop-Rite in LaFayette and he enjoyed fishing, movies, model cars and Dale Earnhardt. He was also preceded in death by his Son, Mike Brown, Son-in-law, Ken Nix and...
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Stephanie Poss

September 23, 1978 - August 4, 2013

Stephanie Elaine West Poss, 34, of LaFayette, Georgia departed this life Sunday, August 4, 2013. She was born September 23, 1978 in Chattanooga, TN. She was of the Christian faith, a longtime employee of Wal-Mart in LaFayette, and she enjoyed collecting Barbie Dolls and boating. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Ruby and Junior West and Clarence Cordell. Survivors include her...
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Betty Sue Harris

December 23, 1941 - July 26, 2013

Betty Sue Harris, 71, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. She was born to the late Jack and Jewel Harris on December 23, 1941 in LaFayette. She was of the Baptist faith, retired from Walker Ely Mill, and she enjoyed reading, cooking, animals, and spending time with her family. She was also preceded in death by her Sisters, Doris and Lela Mae Harris, Brothers, William C....
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Richard Wible

December 18, 1933 - July 26, 2013

Richard I. Wible, 79, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. He was born to the late Richard E. and Mary Norris Wible in Saint Mary's County, Maryland on December 18, 1933. He was a member of Life Gate Church, retired from Lee Equipment Company and he enjoyed flea markets and collecting antiques. He was also preceded in death by his Wife, Lily Yvonne Wible, two Sons, Richard...
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Margaret Lumpkin

March 2, 1919 - July 25, 2013

Frances Margaret Martin Lumpkin, age 94, of Ringgold, Georgia went on to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Walker and Catoosa Counties. She was a woman of faith and a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Joshua Robert and Jenny Florence King Martin, Husband, Richard Morgan Lumpkin, three Siblings, Paul King...
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LeBron Lowery

February 11, 1938 - July 20, 2013

V. LeBron Lowery age 75 of Rock Spring, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 surrounded by his family. LeBron was a lifelong resident of Walker Co. and was a member of Harrisburg Church of The Nazarene. He retired from Shaw Ind. In 2006 after 35 yrs. of employment. LeBron enjoyed singing and playing gospel music and was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be greatly...
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Jean Walthall

July 30, 1928 - July 9, 2013

Dorothy Jean Brewster Walthall, 84, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013. She was born to the late Raymond and Camilie Upton in Center, AL. on July 30, 1928. She was a member at First Baptist Church of LaFayette and she enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and cooking. She was preceded in death by her first Husband, Horace C. Brewster Sr., Second Husband, James Henry Walthall,...
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Leila Parker

March 4, 1929 - June 25, 2013

Leila Beatrice Cooper Parker, 84, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013. She was born to the late William Edgar and Ethel Mae Bell Cooper in LaFayette, Georgia on March 4, 1929. She was of the Baptist faith, a retired Bookkeeper with Catoosa County School System, a 1947 graduate of LaFayette High School where she was a Basketball Star, and she enjoyed fishing and spending...
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Sheila Kay Ferguson

November 20, 1957 - June 22, 2013

Sheila Kay Childs Ferguson, 55, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born November 20, 1957 in Blue Earth, MN. She was of the Lutheran Faith, enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking, and woodcarving walking canes. She was preceded in death by her Father, William Childs. Survivors include her loving Husband, Tommy Ferguson of LaFayette, Mother and Step-Father,...
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