WILSON FUNERAL HOMES

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Our Mission Is

To give extraordinary value to our client-families;
To provide dignified care for the deceased;
To facilitate meaningful services for the living which commemorate the lives of their loved ones;
To provide an affirming environment for our staff to achieve their professional potential;
To contribute to the betterment of our community with education and grief support.


Our Obituaries

Jessica LeeAnn Lynn

April 16, 2014

Jessica LeeAnn Lynn, 26, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday April 16, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Barbara Taylor and grandfather, Charles Lynn. She is survived by her father and step-mother, William Lee and Jan Lynn of Ringgold, GA.; mother and step-father, Ruth and Travis Barnes of Dalton,...
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Mary Alma Frye

April 13, 2014

Mary Alma Frye, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday April 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of the Battlefield Parkway Church of the Nazarene. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Frye; parents, Edgar and Effie Richmond Graham; five sisters, Marie Dean, JoAnn Dunning, Doris Smith, Frances Vincent and...
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Ronnie David Steele

April 9, 2014

Ronnie David Steele, 61, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday April 9, 2014. Born in Sewanee, Tennessee, he has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 40 years, he was a member of the Ft. Oglethorpe Church of Christ, was an employee of CVS for 38 years where he last served as store manager in Ringgold and was a former member of River City Corvette Club. He is preceded in death by his...
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Jerry Winford Lunsford

March 30, 2014

Jerry Winford Lunsford, 64, of Crandall, Georgia passed away Sunday March 30, 2014 at his home. A native of Ringgold, Georgia, he has lived in the Crandall area for the past 36 years and was a self-employed master carpenter / construction builder all of his life. He is preceded in death by his father Winford Lunsford; sister, Cynthia Louise Lunsford and brother, Donnie Lunsford. He is survived by...
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James Benny Tucker

March 19, 2014

James Benny Tucker, 73, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a self-employed painter for over 40 years and was of the Methodist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, James "J.E." and Lula Mae Pack Tucker; twin brother, Samuel B. Tucker and two sisters, Dorothy Thomasson and Sue...
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Eva Eloise Harris

March 19, 2014

Eva Eloise Harris, 85of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She was born in Moultrie, Georgia to the late Jesse Bennett & Collie Long. Eva attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ringgold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lee Harris, children, Jan, Tony, and Donnie Harris, grandchildren, Sherry Michelle Harris, Mathew Catrell and Tracey...
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Mary Lucille Elliott Williams

March 18, 2014

Mary Lucille Elliott Williams, 96, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Tuesday March 18, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Tunnel Hill area, she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, F.M. "Murphy" Williams and parents, Festus and Nellie Staten Elliott. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Suzanne Williams of Ringgold, GA.; two sisters, Cathleen...
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Virgil Walter Oldham, Jr.

March 13, 2014

Virgil Walter Oldham Jr., 67, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with his Lord, Thursday March 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, was a former employee of U.S. Pipe and Foundry where he worked as an Industrial Environmentalist and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He is preceded in death by...
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Brylee Shae Teal

March 5, 2014

Brylee Shae Teal, 4, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, died on Wednesday March 5, 2014. Brylee was the daughter of Steven Heath Teal and Jessica Shae Ammons of Tunnel Hill. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Wayne and Merrill Ammons; paternal great-grandfathers, Jim Fauscette and Steve Sam Teal Sr., and special cousin, Buddy Orr, her buddiest of all buddies. Survivors...
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Frona Bobbye Blankenship

April 29, 1941 - March 2, 2014

Frona "Bobbye" Marie Baxter Blankenship, age 72 passed away on Sunday, March 02, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Christian Faith. Bobbye was a graduate of Ringgold High School class of 1959. She enjoyed visiting new places and was an avid book reader with a thirst for learning. Bobbye also enjoyed painting and researching history and the arts. She was a loving...
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George H. Manuel

February 28, 2014

George Henry Manuel, 77 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Friday, February 28, 2014 at his home. He was born in Roane County, Tennessee to the late Huel Alvie & Ida Belle Manuel. George served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later retired from Shaw Industries as a Plant Supervisor. He was also preceded in death by his 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and 2 grandchildren. ...
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Jerry Richard Johnson

February 5, 2014

Jerry Richard Johnson, 72, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Wednesday February 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, he was a former employee of Shaw Industries where he worked for 22 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sarah June Johnson; parents, Joe Melvin and Emma Irene Collins Johnson; two sisters, Joyce Elrod and Johnnie Ruth...
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Bobby D. Martin

February 4, 2014

Bobby David Martin, 67 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Tuesday, February 04, 2014. He was born in Ringgold to the late Lee & Hazel Martin. Survivors include his children, Kathy Gilbert of Rocky Face, David Martin, Lee Martin both of Ringgold, sister, Lucille Thompson of Florida, grandchildren, Amber Cummings, Rebecca Gilbert, Robert Whiddon, Phillip Whiddon, Eric Culpepper, great...
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Connie Lynn Dills

February 3, 2014

Connie Lynn Conway Dills, 60, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Monday February 3, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia area for most of her life, she was a member of Memorial Baptist Tabernacle. She is preceded in death by her father Harold Conaway. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Dills of LaFayette, GA.; mother, Betty Prescott Espy of Flintstone, GA.; three children, Karrie Elliott ...
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Robin Sponberger

February 1, 2014

Robin Marie Phillips Sponberger, 56 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Saturday, February 01, 2014 at her home. She was a Probation Officer with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for 13 years and was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Moore Phillips and sister-in-law, Linda (Mike) Phillips. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, John W. ...
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Charles Eugene Phipps

January 26, 2014

Charles Eugene Phipps, 76, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday January 26, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area for the past 15 years, he was a former resident of Morehead City, North Carolina. He was a retired Veteran of the U.S. Marines, former Chief of Police in Morehead City, North Carolina, a former Charter Boat Captain in Morehead City, North Carolina, a former driver...
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Carlos Lee Brock

September 8, 1944 - January 18, 2014

Carlos Lee Brock, age 69 of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2014. He was born in Pikeville, TN to the late Lester C. and Opal Jeanette Higgenbottom Brock. Carlos has lived most of his life in North Georgia and was the Assistant Pastor of the Everlasting Covenant Church of God. He was also a lifelong dairy farmer and construction worker, who had worked for Doyle...
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James "Jimmy" Davis

January 16, 2014

James "Jimmy" Franklin Davis, 60, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday January 16, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of SeaBoard Farms where he worked for 20 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Edward and Audrey Lee Hullender Davis; sister, Linda Louise Davis and brother, Arnold Edward Davis. Jimmy is...
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Sherman Farris Adair, Sr.

January 6, 2014

Sherman Farris Adair Sr., 83, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday January 6, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War, and a former employee of Chemical Leman where he worked for 15 years as a diesel mechanic. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Jean Adair; son,...
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William "Bill" James Lackhouse

December 25, 2013

William "Bill" James Lackhouse, 66, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Wednesday December 25, 2013. A resident of the North Georgia area for over 30 years, he was formerly of Calumet City, Illinois. Bill was a retired employee of Shaw Industries where he worked as an electrician, loved cars and going to the drag strip and had a sense of humor that made everyone laugh when they met him. He is...
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Stephen "Cliff" Clifford Land

December 18, 2013

Stephen "Cliff" Clifford Land, 42, of Riceville, Tennessee passed away Wednesday December 18, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold, Chattanooga area, Cliff was self-employed for 10 years as a painter and faux finisher and was a member of Nellie Head Memorial Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, James "Red" and Betty "Honey" Land and step brother, Josh Moses. He is...
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Loretta Ann Green Nelms

December 10, 2013

Loretta Ann Green Nelms, 67, of Rock Spring, Georgia passed away Tuesday December 10, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a Bus Driver for the Catoosa County Board of Education for over 30 years, a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and the Catoosa County Saddle Club. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Joshua Tanner Jones and parents, Willie Huron and Pauline...
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John Henry Tippins, Jr

December 10, 2013

John Henry Tippins, Jr. known by friends and family as Johnny Tippins, 83, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on December 10, 2013. He was born in Gadsden, Alabama to the late John Henry Tippins, Sr and Thelma King Tippins. He was an Eagle Scout, a lifeguard and an accomplished athlete before entering college. Johnny attended college at Athens College in Athens, Alabama before...
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Guido Andre Taelman

December 9, 2013

Guido Andre Taelman, 64, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday December 9, 2013 at his residence. A native of Gent, Belgium, he has lived in the Dalton and Ringgold, Georgia areas for the past 18 years, was an employee of Mohawk Industries where he has worked for 17 years as an engineer and Technical Consultant and was of the Catholic faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerard...
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Barbara Ann Zik Churney

December 8, 2013

Barbara Ann Zik Churney, 74, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday December 8, 2013. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Barbara has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 6 years and was formerly of Conyers, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her parents, Philip Eugene and Helen Ann Kaczmarek Zik. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank Churney of Ringgold, Georgia; five children,...
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Terry S. Wilson

December 6, 2013

Terry Stephen Wilson, 58 of Ringgold, Georgia departed this life Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was born in Cleveland, Tennessee to the late Allie Andrew & Nancy Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gene Wilson. Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Anita Wilson of Ringgold, children, Michael (Heidi) Wilson of Dalton, Stephen (Jaclyn) Wilson of Cohutta, Patrick Wilson of...
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Annie Mae Lewis Howard

June 18, 1934 - November 24, 2013

Annie Mae Lewis Howard, 79, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday November 24, 2013. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 41 years, she was a former employee of Edgewood Chenille and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Rachel Yancy; parents, Frank and Ovie Lance Lewis; and two sisters, Gladys Lewis and Lucille Morrow. She is survived by her husband,...
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Betty Jane Plott

November 22, 2013

Betty Jean Davis Plott, 78 of Tunnel Hill, Georgia departed this life Friday, November 22, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Tunnel Hill (Keith) area, a former employee of Soft Goods of Tunnel Hill, a beloved mother, and she was of the Baptist Faith. She was cared for and loved by her children and Hospice of Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny B. Davis, Martha ...
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Farris Lansford

November 22, 2013

Farris "Doc" Lansford, age 96, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away November 22, 2013. He had lived in the Chattanooga, Ringgold area all his life. He was preceded in death by parents, H. Clint and Lindy Norman Lansford of Catoosa County; first wife of 51 years, Thelma Cordell Lansford and second wife, Nancianna Gans Lansford; sisters, Bernice Holcomb, husband Lawrence; Francis Carlock, husband...
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Charles "Sonny" Barber

November 21, 2013

Charles "Sonny" A. Barber, 75, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday November 21, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Shaw Industries where he retired after 26 years and was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Darling Barber; parents, Thomas and Tula Barbee Barber; sisters,...
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Rubye K. Tate

November 24, 1932 - November 18, 2013

Rubye Kittle Magill Tate, age 80, of Ringgold, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was a member of Popular Springs Baptist Church. Rubye was also a member of The C.C.C. for over 35 yrs. She was a kind hearted, loving mother, grandmother and sister, who will be missed daily. Rubye was preceded in death by her husbands, James Harold Magill...
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Betty Jean Mead Rhodes

November 14, 2013

Betty Jean Mead Rhodes, 67, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday November 14, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare in LaFayette, Georgia. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was of the Baptist faith. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Rhodes and parents, Gordon Lee and Frances Louise Brown Mead. She is survived by her daughter, Lillie Rhodes Bradley (James) of Ooltewah...
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Martha Faye Toomey Swann

November 11, 2013

Martha Faye Toomey Swann, 72 of Rossville, Georgia departed this life Monday, November 11, 2013. She was born in Charleston, Tennessee to the late Charles and Bersie Lones Toomey. Martha served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Swann, sister, Floetta "Betty" Newman. Survivors include her children, Toni Burkhart, Tonya...
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Anna Mae Helmes Foster

November 11, 2013

Anna Mae Kelsey Helmes Foster, 79, of Ft. Payne, Alabama passed away Monday November 11, 2013. A resident of the Ft. Payne area for the past 27 years, she formerly lived in the Ringgold area for 15 years. Anna was owner and operator of A&J Socks for 3 years, a former Volunteer of the American Red Cross, and the Dekalb Regional Medical Center and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death...
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Ola Pearl Marsh Buckalew

November 7, 2013

Ola Pearl Marsh Butts Buckalew, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday November 7, 2013 at her residence. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 24 years, she attended Ringgold First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee Buckalew; parents, Claude and Bell Thames Marsh; daughter, Barbara Ann Sewell and son, Billy Butts. She is survived by four children,...
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William "Gene" Yates

October 29, 2013

William Eugene "Gene" Yates, 86, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday October 29, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church for almost 67 years and was a retired employee of the CSX Railroad where he worked for 45 years as an agent/operator and dispatcher. Gene was a member of the Quitman Masonic Lodge #106, Scottish Rite and...
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Ashley Michelle Brogdon

October 25, 2013

Ashley Michelle Brogdon, 26, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Friday October 25, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. Ashley is preceded in death by her mother, Sheryl "Sherry" Hundley Brogdon. She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Gordon Poteet of Rossville, GA.; father, Randall Brogdon of Ringgold, GA., grandmother, Nancy Brogdon of Ringgold, GA.; grandparents, Gail...
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Ashley Michelle Poteet Brogdon

October 25, 2013

Ashley Michelle Poteet Brogdon, 25, passed away Friday October 25, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete & will be announced by the Ringgold Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes.
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Larry E. Cavin

October 18, 2013

Larry Eugene Cavin, 64 of Ringgold, GA passed away Friday Oct. 18, 2013 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held Sunday at 2pm in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5-9 pm at the Funeral Home. Wilson Funeral Homes-Ringgold Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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Geneva Carter

October 17, 2013

Ms. Geneva Carter of Ringgold, GA passed away Thursday Oct. 17, 2013 at her residence. A graveside service will be held Sat at 2pm at Catoosa Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11am-1:30 pm at the Funeral Home. Wilson Funeral Homes-Ringgold Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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Frank Clifford Shaver

September 30, 2013

Frank Clifford Shaver, 77, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday September 30, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Frank was a former employee of the Catoosa County School System where he worked for 13 years and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Lee and Blanche Beatrice Arwood Shaver; son,...
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Larry Feagan

February 28, 1947 - September 23, 2013

Larry Junior Feagan, 66, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Monday, September 23, 2013. He was born February 28, 1947 to the late Simmie Robert and Mary Katherine Bagget Feagans in Dalton. He was of the Baptist faith, a self-employed truck driver and mechanic and he enjoyed football. He was also preceded in death by his Brothers, Clarence Dewayne and Marvin Terry Feagans. Survivors include his...
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William "Bill" Watson

September 22, 2013

William "Bill" Murray Watson, 65, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday September 22, 2013 at his residence. A resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area most of his life, he lived a few years in Box Springs, Georgia. Bill was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served two tours in Germany and one tour in Vietnam, a former driver for U.S. Express where he worked for 12 years, and was of...
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Lee Otis Williams

May 11, 1927 - September 11, 2013

Mr. Lee Otis "Buck" Williams, 86, of Ringgold died Wednesday, September 11, 2013. He was born May 11, 1927 in Ringgold, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II and in Korea. Mr. Williams was honorably discharged, worked and maintained his small farm and retired from the carpet industry. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Mr. H.H. "Herbert" and...
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Ellie Christene Peters Pitts

September 9, 2013

Ellie Christene Peters Pitts, 98, of Ringgold, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday September 9, 2013. She was at home surrounded by family. She departed this world as gracefully as she lived her life. She has been and forever will be a beautiful example of God's love. Her happiness came from giving to others. She will be greatly missed and endlessly loved. She was the daughter of the late...
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Andrew "Jack" Kittle, Sr.

August 26, 2013

Andrew "Jack" Jackson Kittle, 78, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday August 26, 2013 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, Jack was a retired Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a U.S. Airborne Ranger Instructor, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a retired employee of Whealand Foundary where he worked for 23 years, a member of the U.S. Army...
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Carl Western Lunsford

August 17, 2013

Carl Western Lunsford, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday August 17, 2013. A resident of the Ringgold area for most of his life, he enjoyed gardening and playing his guitar and was of the Church of God faith. He is preceded in death by wife, Rachel Lunsford; parents, Jesse Ray and Millie Wright Lunsford; children, Carl and Teresa Lunsford; sister, Pauline Bennett and five brothers,...
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Wayne Douglas Center

August 10, 2013

Wayne Douglas Center, 69, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Saturday August 10, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Tunnel Hill, Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Northwest Georgia Bank where he worked for 37 years as a teller, Pilgrims Pride in Dalton where he worked as Security and Shop-rite in Tunnel Hill. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Euphie Deverell Center. He is...
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Edward Eddie Dills

January 16, 1947 - August 7, 2013

Edward Gerald Dills, age 66 of Tunnel Hill, passed away on Wednesday, August 07, 2013. Eddie was a lifelong resident of Tunnel Hill and a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. He attended Ringgold High School and retired from U. S. Express in 2004 after 12 yrs. Eddie was a builder and carpenter for many years, before working for U. S. Express. He enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting, fishing,...
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Loette Parker Matthews

April 15, 1921 - August 7, 2013

Loette Margaret Parker Matthews, 92, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Wednesday August 7, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Standard Coosa Thatcher and was a member of South Rossville Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Earl Matthews, parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Housley Parker, and sister, Estelle Parker....
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Betty Lou Brock Hydas

June 28, 1931 - August 5, 2013

Betty Lou Brock Hydas, 82, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Monday August 5, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Betty was a former employee of Southern Oaks Assisted Living and was of the Primitive Baptist Church faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Odell Brock Sr. and Leah Peters Brock; sisters, Gladys Walker, Beatrice Roberson and Jeanette Simmons; and...
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Juanita Whaley

September 19, 1934 - August 5, 2013

Rhoda Juanita Lawson Whaley, age 78 of Ringgold passed away, Monday, August 5, 2013. She was born to the late Charles and Mada Mae Rector Lawson in South Pittsburg, TN before moving to the Chattanooga Area in the early 60's. Juanita was of the Baptist Faith and retired from Whaley's Used Cars in 2000 after 34 yrs. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Lawson; granddaughter,...
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Darlene Angie Thuresson

December 31, 1951 - August 4, 2013

Darlene Angie Thuresson, 61, of Cartersville, Georgia passed away Sunday August 4, 2013. A native of Ringgold, Georgia, she has lived in the Cartersville area for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her father Charles E. Brown. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Thuresson, Jr. of Cartersville, GA.; mother, Reba Byers Brown of Ringgold, GA.; two children...
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William "Billy""Gonga" Mitchell

September 20, 1926 - August 1, 2013

William "Billy""Gonga" Eugene Mitchell, 86, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday August 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Billy was a retired employee of DuPont and a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served during W.W.II. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lula Bell Vest Mitchell,...
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James Michael Lowery

December 26, 1961 - July 24, 2013

James Michael Lowery, 51, of Ringgold, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Boynton Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran having been stationed in Germany and was previously employed with ADC Telecommunications for more than 10 years. He had a passion for history and was a member of the...
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Betty Ann Schultz Butts

July 5, 1944 - July 23, 2013

Betty Ann Schultz Butts, 69, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday July 23, 2013 at her residence. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 25 years, she is formerly of Orange County, California and was of the Baptist faith. Betty and her husband Jesse drove as an over the road truck driving team for 35 years and she has worked for Ingle's in Ringgold for the past 5 years as the Night...
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George William Anderson Carlson, Jr

June 26, 1949 - July 22, 2013

George William Anderson Carlson Jr., 64, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday July 22, 2013. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 34 years, he was a Retired Veteran of the U.S. Marines. He is preceded in death by his father, George Carlson Sr.; and grandparents, Axle William Carlson Sr. and Sadie Carlson. He is survived by his wife, Linda Golden Carlson of Ringgold, GA.; mother, Jean...
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Danny Leon Williams

October 1, 1949 - July 22, 2013

Danny Leon Williams, 63, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday July 22, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a member of trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Danny was a former employee of Chattanooga Boiler and Tank where he worked for 20 years and Ace Vending where he worked for 6 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer Henry and Irene Ann Layman Williams and...
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Barbara Ann Blake Helmes

July 25, 1939 - July 20, 2013

Barbara Ann Blake Helmes, 73, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Saturday July 20, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Queen Carpet and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her father, Roy Blake; mother, Thelma Dunn Brown; and three brothers, Harley Brown, Tommy Blake and Billy Joe Brown. She is survived by two sons,...
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Charlotte Broom

February 6, 1914 - July 20, 2013

Charlotte Pharr Broom, 99, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was born in Cook County, Georgia on February 6, 1914, retired from Sweetwater Carpet after 26 years of service, was a member of Ringgold First Baptist and a 50 plus year member of the Eastern Star where she served as Past Matron in 1967-1968. She was preceded in death by her Husbands, Odus Pharr and Allie...
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Margaret Gardner

July 28, 1927 - July 20, 2013

Margaret Lillian Kittle Gardner, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was born in Ringgold on July 28, 1927 to the late Frank Kittle and Katie Lou Kittle. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple in Fort Oglethorpe where she taught a Ladies Sunday School Class for many years. She was extremely proud of her family. She was also preceded in death by her Husband,...
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Dorothy Collins

May 2, 1963 - July 18, 2013

Dorothy Phinia Hepler Collins, 50, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013. She was born May 2, 1963 in Fort Oglethorpe to the late Kenneth and Gertrude Hepler. She was of the Baptist faith, a former employee of BJB Electric and she enjoyed riding horses. She was also preceded in death by her Husband, Ray Collins and Brother, John Hepler. Survivors include her Daughter and...
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Susan "Susie" F. Ross

December 20, 1957 - July 10, 2013

Susan "Susie" Faye Langston Ross, 55, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday July 10, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of Indian Springs Church of God. She is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Bunch. She is survived by her husband, Randy Ross of Ringgold, GA.; parents, Edward and Swreda Rhodes Langston of Ringgold, GA.; children, Amanda Richardson (Daniel...
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Raymond E Sullivan

July 21, 1927 - July 9, 2013

Raymond Edzel Sullivan, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday July 9, 2013. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 20 years, he was a former employee of Walden Security, a Retired Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cade and Ella Cope Sullivan; and three...
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Jerry Wayne Wilson

August 27, 1968 - June 14, 2013

Jerry Wayne Wilson, 44, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday June 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a member of Indian Springs Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Christie Brock Wilson of California; mother and step-father, Mary Evelyn and Robert Bell; father and step-mother, Bobby Lee and Sandra Wilson of Rome, GA.; brother, Gary (Melinda) Wilson of...
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Hilda Ruth Bridges Gordy

April 30, 1944 - June 13, 2013

Hilda Ruth Bridges Gordy, 69, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with her Lord Thursday June 13, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gordy; parents, Homer and Pearl Hullender Bridges; sisters, Inez Walker Ogle and Sara Walraven, and brothers, Johnny and Jimmy Bridges. Left to cherish her memory include...
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John Jerry Smith

September 26, 1937 - June 12, 2013

Rev. John Jerry Smith, 75, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday June 12, 2013. A native of Brookhaven, Mississippi he has resided in the Ringgold area for the past year. Bro. Jerry was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Ringgold, and was a graduate of Clark College in Newton, Mississippi where he earned his Associate of Arts Degree. He served as a Minister of Music for 57 years at...
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Joe "Phil" Bias III

July 25, 1978 - June 11, 2013

Joe "Phil" Phillip Byas III, 34, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday June 11, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Ft. Oglethorpe area. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Wilma Jenkins and uncle, Terry Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Worley Byas of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; mother, Teresa Jenkins Sugerik of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.; grandfather, John Jenkins of Ft. Oglethorpe,...
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Margaret Louise Stratigos

April 14, 1928 - June 10, 2013

Margaret Louise Stratigos, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday June 10, 2013 at a local hospital. A resident of the Ringgold area for over thirty years, she was a longtime member of Ringgold United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James A. Stratigos, Sr. She is survived by her son, James "Jim" Stratigos Jr. (Janie) of Atlanta, GA., daughter, Kathy...
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Tandi Wilson

March 26, 1988 - June 7, 2013

Tandi Leeann Kelly Wilson, age 25 passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013. She grew up in a military family, traveling the United States, but always called the North Georgia Area home. Tandi enjoyed the outdoors and camping with her family, and was a loving wife and mother to her children. She was preceded in death by her mother, Cindy Marie Kelly. Tandi is survived by her husband, of 4 yrs,...
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Owen Lee Petty

December 22, 1944 - June 2, 2013

Owen Lee Petty, age 68 of Ringgold, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Baptist Faith. Lee retired from Mohawk Industries in 2012 after 22yrs. of employment and was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, James Owen Petty. Lee is survived by his by his wife, of 45 yrs., Mary Silvers...
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Marjorie Louise Ward

April 29, 1927 - June 1, 2013

Marjorie Louise Meek Ward, 86 went home to be with her Lord Saturday June 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a former employee of C.D. Genter Company where she worked for over 20 years and of Sweetwater Rug where she worked for 10 years. Marjorie was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie "Tony" Ward; son, Billy Dean Ward;...
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Halbert "Preacher" Williams

September 4, 1931 - June 1, 2013

Rev. Halbert "Preacher" Arthel Williams, 81, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with his Lord Saturday June 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Textile Coating where he worked for over 20 years. Halbert was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple and had Pastored several churches in the area, among those were Rock Spring Baptist Church and Pine Hill...
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Donna Ann Cofer Bomar

July 3, 1948 - May 31, 2013

Donna Ann Cofer Bomar, 64, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday May 31, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was retired from the Catoosa County Board of Education where she taught for 30 years and worked for the Catoosa County Board of Elections for 10 years. She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church, a member of the Catoosa County Retired Teachers Association, the Tim...
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Hazel Eslinger Johnson

September 9, 1933 - May 31, 2013

Hazel Jane Caine Eslinger Johnson, 79, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Friday May 31, 2013. A resident of the Catoosa County area for most of her life, she was a native of Troy, Kansas. Hazel was a member of Keith Baptist Church, a Bus Monitor for the Catoosa County Public Schools for 9 years and prior to Catoosa County she was a Pharmacy Tech at Hutcheson Medical Center for 20 years. She is...
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Charles Edward Vess, Sr.

August 3, 1928 - May 24, 2013

Charles Edward Vess Sr., 84, of Ringgold passed away Friday, May 24, 2013. He was born to the late Lon Merrill Vess and Florida Sue Coffey Vess in Eton, Georgia. Mr. Vess retired from Sweetwater Carpet Mill, was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and was a United States Navy Veteran serving on the USS DeHaven with the Sitting Duck's Squadron during the Korean War, a member of the American...
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Veronica Elizabeth Hise Bowman

June 19, 1924 - May 14, 2013

Veronica Elizabeth Hise Bowman, 88, of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away Tuesday May 14, 2013. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she was a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 51 years, she was a former employee of Erlanger Medical Center and a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joshua Edward Bowman; parents, William Frank and Goldie...
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Deloris Ann Slatton Massey

July 28, 1941 - May 14, 2013

Deloris Ann Slatton Massey, 71, of Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday May 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Rossville and Ft. Oglethorpe areas, she was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple. Deloris was retired from the Catoosa County Board of Education where she worked for 17 years serving at Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe High School as receptionist and Ringgold...
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Sandra Jeanette Sexton Motley

November 11, 1943 - May 6, 2013

Sandra Jeanette Sexton Motley, 69, of Rossville, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord Monday May 6, 2013 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Catoosa County, she was a former employee of Bailey's Bar-B-Que and a member of Happy Valley Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her father, Authur Lloyd Sexton Sr.; son, James Lloyd Motley; and two grandsons, Simon Peter...
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Dorothy "Jean" Berry

May 29, 1933 - May 3, 2013

Dorothy "Jean" Eugenia Love Berry, 79, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday May 3, 2013 at her residence. A native of Lyerly, Georgia, she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 62 years. Dorothy was a former employee of Wal-mart where she worked for 10 years and previously retired from Dupont and was a member of Berryton Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack T....
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Beatrice Bea Eslinger

April 23, 1924 - April 26, 2013

Beatrice "Bea" Jeffers Eslinger, age 89 of Tunnel Hill, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013. She was born to the late Calvin and Alma Jeffers in New River, TN. She has been a resident of the North Georgia Area since 1952 and was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, Varnel. Bea retired in 1986 from Dixie Yarns after 23 yrs. Bea was also preceded in death by her husband,...
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Pauline Young Collins

January 26, 1948 - April 4, 2013

Pauline Young Collins, 65, of Ringgold was called home to be with the Lord Thursday April 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Hale Young and three brothers; Tommy, Bobby and James Young all from Pikevilke, TN. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gene Collins; her 4 children Monica (Mickey) Headrick and Kim (Richard) Fountain both of Ringgold, GA, Amy Collins of...
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Norma Jean Headrick

February 2, 1942 - March 25, 2013

Norma Jean Silvey Headrick, 71, of Ringgold, Georgia went to be with her Lord Monday March 25, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, Norma was a former employee of Sweetwater Carpet and Shaw Industries and attended North Whitfield Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Watson and Ophelia Allen Silvey. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Bro. Thurman...
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Susan Elaine Boyd

August 24, 1953 - March 24, 2013

Susan Elaine Burrows Boyd, 59, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday March 24, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area, she was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Boyd; father, Robert Burrows and brother, Larry Burrows. She is survived by her two daughters, Stacy Newton of Ringgold, GA., and Tiffany Boyd of Ft....
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James Robert Stapp

August 15, 1930 - March 24, 2013

James Robert Stapp, 82, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday March 24, 2013 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle. James was a former employee of Pro-weld where he worked in sales for 15 years and Challenge Supply where he worked for 5 years. He is preceded in death by his son, Randy Stapp;...
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Lance Duran Fugate

February 3, 1964 - March 7, 2013

Lance Duran Fugate, age 49 of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Christian Faith. Lance was a graduate of Ringgold High School Class of 1982 and was the owner/operator of Fugate Machine. He was preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Sue Johns Fugate. Lance is survived by his wife, Suzanne Fugate; father, Buddy Merrill...
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Robert Williams

March 2, 2013

Robert "Bob" Ivan Williams, 71, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013. He was born to the late James T. and Pauline Epps Williams in Ringgold on February 28, 1942. He was of the Baptist faith, worked as a truck driver for more than 30 years and he enjoyed automobile racing and fishing. He was also preceded in death by his Wife, Leta Jean Williams, Brothers, James and Jesse...
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James Edward Scott, Sr

May 11, 1955 - February 27, 2013

James Edward Scott Sr., 57, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Wednesday February 27, 2013. A native of Pennsylvania, James has lived in the Tunnel Hill, Georgia area for the past 26 years and was a former employee of Strathaven Condominiums. He is preceded in death by his son, Joshua Adam Scott and father, John F. Scott. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Butler Scott of Tunnel Hill, GA.;...
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Lester Eugene Barnes

May 19, 1944 - February 17, 2013

Lester Eugene Barnes, 68, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday February 17, 2013 after battling cancer for 2 years. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Collegedale Case Works where he worked for 15 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Epperson Barnes; brothers, David and Robert "Sonny" and sisters,...
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Elaine Jordan Bennett

September 9, 1935 - February 17, 2013

Elaine Jordan Bennett, age 62 of Ringgold, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist Faith. Elaine was born to the late William L. and Ella May Sutton Jordan in Whitfield County, GA. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Geneva Bryant. She is survived by her husband, of 25 yrs., George Bennett; sisters, Marlene Cady...
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Louise Clark

March 3, 1928 - February 16, 2013

Mary Louise Headrick Clark, age 84 of Ringgold, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was a member of Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle. She was born to the late C.L. and Alice Eslinger Headrick and retired from Brock Candy Company after more than 40 yrs. of employment. Louise was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Clark; daughter, Betty...
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Vernon Stanley Moore

November 17, 1944 - February 8, 2013

Vernon Stanley Moore, 68, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday February 8, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, Vernon was born in LaFayette, Georgia and graduated from Berry High School. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam and worked for Ernest Holmes for over 25 years. While with Ernest Holmes he designed and patented several items. After Holmes...
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Dolores Coombs Johnson

August 17, 1918 - January 24, 2013

Dolores Alva Coombs Johnson, 94, of Ringgold, Georgia, cherished mother, went to be with her Savior Thursday January 24, 2013. A resident of the North Georgia area for 68 years, she was born in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Dolores loved holding babies, knitting, gardening and sharing stories, of her homeland, Newfoundland. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for over sixty-five...
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Margie Logan Tudor

August 30, 1936 - January 16, 2013

Margie Mae Logan Tudor, 76, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday January 16, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Candlewick Yarns and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wayne Tudor; parents, Robert Everett and Nannie B. Kitchens Logan and sisters, Irene Scroggins, Martha Jo Thomason and Billie Taylor. She...
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Jean Cofer Greene

July 13, 1930 - December 31, 2012

Jean Cofer Greene, 82, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday December 31, 2012. A native of Georgetown, Tennessee, she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 74 years and was a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mack Greene; mother, Lucille Shamlin Landen; father, French Cofer and brother, Carl Cofer. She is survived by her daughter, Wanda...
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David Walton Keys

April 15, 1958 - December 28, 2012

David Walton Keys, 54, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday December 28, 2012. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Randall Keys. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Campbell Smith of Ringgold, Georgia; sister, Carla York of Ringgold, GA.; brother, Kyle (Jan) Keys of Ringgold, GA.,...
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Patricia Ann Cavin

February 25, 1955 - December 26, 2012

Patricia Ann Hodge Cavin, 57, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Choo Choo Customs where she worked for 7 years and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Annie "Polly" Stapp Hodge. She is survived by her husband, Howard "Connie" Cavin Jr....
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Judith Ann Casteen

February 2, 1942 - December 25, 2012

Judith Ann Johnson Casteen, 70, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday December 25, 2012. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 7 years, she was previously of Bakersfield, California and of the Lutheran faith. Judith taught quilting at the Lavender Lime Quilt Store in East Ridge, Tennessee for 4 years and was a former teacher for 38 years at Kern High School District in Bakersfield,...
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