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Our Obituaries

Audrey Ruth Sloan Dunn Grant

May 8, 2015

Audrey Ruth Sloan Grant, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday May 7, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, Audrey was a former employee of Dixie Yarn where she worked for over 20 years, was a member of Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle, and was a member of the VFW Auxillary. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Dunn; second husband, Warren F. Grant; parents, Sidney...
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Liddie Lee Lynn

January 20, 1937 - May 4, 2015

Liddie Lee Griffith Lynn, "Mamaw", passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015. She was born in Whitwell to the late Mildred Mae Griffith and moved to Ringgold in 1961. Liddie was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed listening to Elvis and spending time with her grandkids. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed. She was also preceded in death by her son, Truman Prichett and...
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Kathryn Buff

May 3, 2015

Kathryn Buff, 88, of Ringgold, passed away at her home on May 03, 2105. She was born in Oneida, Tennessee to the late Edward & Ethel Zumstein. She was a graduate of Ward-Belmont Preparatory School and Junior College, Katherine Gibbs School, New York, New York, and also studied at the University of Georgia. She was an emeritus member of the Eastern-Star and past matron of Ringgold chapter #245...
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Debra Kay Songer Roach

April 26, 2015

Debra Kay Songer Roach, 51, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday April 26, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area she was a former employee of Pilgrim's Pride where she worked as a LPN and was a member of Hwy. 27 South Church of Christ in LaFayette, Georgia. Debra is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Lee Songer Sr. and Geneva Barbara Gordy Songer; and sister-in-law Diane...
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Ronnie Jason Bradshaw

April 26, 2015

Ronnie Jason Bradshaw, 30, of East Ridge, Tennessee, passed away Sunday April 26, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area he was a former employee of Amazon and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his step-brother, Eric Pursley; grandparents, Clyde and Ruth Cummings and grandfather, Henry Albert Bradshaw. He...
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Paul R. Williams, Sr.

April 13, 2015

Paul Rhea Williams Sr., 75, of Ringgold, Georgia, went to his Heavenly home Monday, April 13, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, he was owner and operator of Paul Williams A-1 Septic Service for 45 years and was a member of Hill Crest Church of Christ. He was a member of the Georgia Plumbing Trade Association and the NRA. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Rhea...
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Mary Jean Rood Wills

April 8, 2015

Mary Jean Rood Wills, 80, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday April 7, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. She was a former employee of Beaulieu of America where she worked for 43 years and was a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her father, Joel Albert Rood; mother, Louise Partin Rood; son, Mike Wills; sister, JoAnn Fleming and brother...
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Patricia Ann "Pat" McCollum McMillon

March 29, 2015

Patricia "Pat" Ann McMillon, 74, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday March 29, 2015. A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 45 years. Pat was a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church where she served on several church committees. She was also voted Mrs. Cenla for the U.S. Navy in Alexandria, Louisiana. Pat was a great wife, mother and...
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Charles R. Waters, Jr.

December 8, 1962 - March 28, 2015

Charles Richard "Chuck" Waters, Jr., age 52, of Ringgold, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was a member of North Whitfield Missionary Baptist Church. Chuck was the service manager at Lookout Mountain Peterbilt in Ringgold for the past 11 yrs., was an owner/operator over the road truck driver for 22 yrs. and was a loving husband, father, son, ...
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Barbara Jane Maton Truett

March 21, 2015

Barbara Jane Maton Truett, 62, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday March 21, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was of the Christian faith. She is preceded in death by her father, William Taft Maton; and two brothers, Bobby Gene Maton and Donald Maton. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Truett Reed of Sale Creek, TN.; mother, Hazel Short...
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Marie Cummings Hale

March 17, 2015

L. Marie Cummings Hale, 82, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday March 17, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Hale was a former employee of Shaw Industries where she worked for 10 years and loved to crostitching and quilting. She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther "Pete" Hale; son, Danny Hale; parents,...
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Marshall R. Taylor

March 13, 2015

Marshall Ray Taylor, 86, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was a lifelong member of Salem Baptist Church. He served as deacon since 1967 and taught the senior adult class for many years. He served on Salem Cemetery committee as treasurer and worked to get perpetual care through the Georgia Baptist Foundation. Marshall was a...
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Mary Frances Brockman Joplin

March 12, 2015

Mary Frances Brockman Joplin, 88, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday March 12, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of North Whitfield Baptist Church and had a Gospel singing group, The Joplin Family, for 30 years. Frances is preceded in death by her husband, William Leon Joplin; parents, John Dallas and Mattie Lee Poteet Brockman; Daughter, Faye Dyer-Wright;...
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Bettye Marlow Sponberger Lee

March 9, 2015

Bettye Marlow Sponberger Lee, 82, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday March 9, 2015 at her residence. Born and raised in Catoosa County, Mrs. Lee attended nursing school at Baroness Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and proudly served with the United States Air Force. After being a homemaker for many years she worked as a Lab Technician at Diagnostic Hospital and was employed by the Georgia...
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Barbara Ann Horne Broom

March 8, 2015

Barbara Ann Horne Broom, 73, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday March 8, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a former employee of Life Touch where she worked for 30 years and attended New Bethel Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Edith Collins Horne. She is survived by her husband Nathan Broom of Ringgold, GA.; two daughters, Teresa Mathis...
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Anita Gannaway Shipley

February 22, 2015

Anita Gannaway Shipley, 92, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday February 22, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area, she was of the Church of Christ faith. She was passionate about flower gardening, especially, tending daylilies and irises. Anita is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Edward Shipley; parents, Graydon Earl and...
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Danny Lee McDowell

February 7, 2015

Danny Lee McDowell, 57 of Ringgold, GA passed away Saturday- February 7, 2015. Funeral Services will be at 3pm Tuesday- February 10, 2015 in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends from 11am until the service time. Burial will follow at Gordy Cemetery. You can share your condolences on-line at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes- Wallis...
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William "Jeff" Jeffrey Haynes

February 6, 2015

William "Jeff" Jeffrey Haynes, 47 of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Friday February 6, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, he is a former employee of U.S. Express and also drove a wrecker for several companies in the area. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Magdalene Walden Haynes. He is survived by his wife Charlotte Taylor Haynes of Tunnel Hill, GA.;...
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Gary D. Smith

February 6, 2015

Gary Daugherty Smith, 76, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday February 6, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, he was a 1957 graduate of Ringgold High School where he later taught for over 20 years. He was an active member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church, where he volunteered with NCIC (Nourishing Children in Catoosa). Gary was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he...
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Joyce Diane Keys Songer

February 4, 2015

Joyce Diane Keys Songer, 51, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday February 4, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area she was a former employee of Beaulieu of America where she worked for five years and attended Hwy 27 South Church of Christ in LaFayette, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Edith Cooper Keys. She is survived by her husband of 30 years...
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Adam J. Walker

February 10, 1986 - January 30, 2015

Adam James Walker, age 28 of Ringgold, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Christian Faith. Adam was a fulltime student at Georgia State University earning an Associates Degree in Social Services and enrolled in the film production program. He loved all aspects on Entertainment and Movies and was an avid Georgia Bulldogs Fan. Adam was...
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Allen "Randy" Rand Niswonger

January 27, 2015

Allen "Randy" Rand Niswonger, 57, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday January 27, 2015. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 5 years, he and was formerly of Milan, Georgia. Randy was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and a former employee of Covington Theological Seminary where he worked as Registrar, Dean of Students and Professor. He is...
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George Louis Rhinehart

January 22, 2015

George Louis Rhinehart, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday January 22, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, he was a former employee of Wheland Foundry where he worked for over 39 years, was a member of the American Foundrymen Society, and a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church. George was very involved with his community. He was a former councilman and former...
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Ann Jordan Dutton Brown

January 19, 2015

Ann Jordan Dutton Brown, 82, of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away Monday January 19, 2015. A resident of the Jonesboro area for the past 4 years, she was formerly of Ringgold, Georgia. She is a former employee of Oakwood Café of Dalton, Georgia where she worked for 15 years and was a member of Keith Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Fairy Silvey Jordan. She is...
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Carl Truman Davis

January 19, 2015

Carl Truman Davis, 77, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Monday January 19, 2015. A resident of the North Georgia area for most of his life, he was a former employee of ADAC and was a Master Mason of Gordon Springs Masonic Lodge #463 in Rocky Face, Georgia. He is preceded in death by two daughters, Sherri Lynn Alvarado and Mickee Marie Toney; grandson, Joshua Toney; father, H.P. Davis; mother,...
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Charles Erwin Carter

January 14, 2015

Charles Erwin "Charlie" or "Cowboy" Carter, age 79 of LaFayette, went home to be with his Lord and daughter on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. He was born April 29, 1935 in Dalton, Georgia., to Roy Alvin and Noma Mae Turner Carter, moving to Chattanooga six weeks later on the death of his father. He grew up in Chattanooga, attending Jefferson St. Elementary, East Side Jr. High (where he played...
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Amelia Love Tyer

January 14, 2015

Amelia Love Tyer, age 65 of East Ridge, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 14, 2015 following a brave and lengthy battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Locust, NC. Amelia was born in Johnson City, TN to the late John and Myrtle Love. Amelia was one of a kind and will be remembered for her unique, personality. She never met a...
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Hobert Reece Hughes

January 14, 2015

Hobert Reece Hughes, 91, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Wednesday January 14, 2015. A native of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, he has lived in the North Georgia area most of his life. Hobert was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force where he served during W.W.II, a former employee of Grant's Auto Glass where he worked for 30 years and a member of Boynton Baptist Church. He is preceded in death...
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Tommy A. Kirby

November 13, 1929 - January 12, 2015

Rev. Tommy A. Kirby, age 85 of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 12, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Pentecostal Faith. Tommy was a minister of the Gospel for more than 10 yrs. retired from Lowes Produce in 2001 as a truck driver after 10 yrs., and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed. He was...
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Virginia "Polly" Bookout

January 3, 2015

Virginia "Polly" Bookout, 94, Ringgold, Georgia, was ushered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, January 3, 2015. She was known and loved by her family and a wide circle of friends, as a gentle, loving, and devoted Christian. Born on April 22, 1920, in Catoosa Co., GA to Janie and Walter Wiggins, and one of seven children, one living sister, Frances Young of Ringgold. Polly lived her life in...
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Johnny "Bones" Dyer

September 27, 1946 - January 2, 2015

Johnny "Bones" William Dyer, age 68 of Tunnel Hill, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 surrounded by his family. Bones was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was an avid outdoorsman. Johnny was a wonderful loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will be missed greatly. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Bessie Davenport Dyer and brothers, Jess Dyer,...
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Anthony "Tony" Stone

January 1, 2015

Anthony "Tony" Victor Stone, 52, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday January 1, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a self-employed woodworker and was of the Baptist faith. Tony enjoyed his Harley Motorcycles, and racing. He was a member of the 52nd civil war re-enactment group, a member of the #1859 Joseph McConnell SCV, and Mechanized Calvary...
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Mildred Carpenter Peters

December 30, 2014

Mildred Carpenter Peters, 88, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Tuesday December 30, 2014 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, a former employee of Sweetwater Rug, and World Carpet. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Peters; parents, Thomas Waring and Elsie Mae Kittle Carpenter; son, Ronald Peters and...
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Billy Ray Smith

December 28, 2014

Billy Ray Smith, 62, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away, Sunday December 28, 2014. A Lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of the City of East Ridge and has been disabled for the past 35 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Wright and Mary Cecile Horn Smith; sister, Martha Ann Johnson and brother, Jimmy Lee Smith. He is survived by his fiancé, Martha...
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Don Edward Clark

December 25, 2014

Don Edward Clark, 64, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday December 25, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of TVA where he worked for 27 years, was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church and was Chairman of the Housing Authority. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Robinson Clark Sr. and Gertrude Gibson Clark; and four...
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Ruby Creasman Brown

July 24, 1916 - December 25, 2014

Ruby Mae Brown, age 98, of Ringgold, GA went home to be with the Lord on Christmas Day- December 25, 2014. She was born July 24, 1916, in Whitfield County, Georgia to the late William and Myrtle Creasman, and was a loving wife and mother. She was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Along with her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Rembert Brown, and two...
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Willa Imogene Chambers Hughes

December 23, 2014

Willa Imogene Chambers Hughes, 90, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday December 23, 2014 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of Boynton Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Luke and Alice Lina Baggett Chambers. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Hobert Reece Hughes of Ringgold, GA.; daughter and son-in-law,...
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Frances Smith Edgeman

December 22, 2014

Frances Smith Edgeman, 90, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday December 22, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Edgeman; parents, James Charlie and Mamie Williams Smith; sisters, Dena Jones and Joyce Beavers and brother, Howard Smith. She is survived by daughter, Marie Land of Ringgold, GA.;...
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Jewell "Judy" Lowery

December 15, 2014

Jewell "Judy" Dene Pharr Lowery, 77, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday December 15, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of the Boynton United Methodist Church, a member of the Eastern Star and a former employee of the Catoosa County School System where she worked as a parapro. Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Odus and Charlotte Giddings Pharr;...
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Kathleen Stoker Phillips

November 28, 2014

Kathleen Stoker Phillips, 82, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday November 28, 2014 in Panama City Beach, Florida. A native of Ringgold, Georgia, she has lived in the Ringgold area most of her life and had lived in the Atlanta area for 26 years. She was a member of Indian Springs Church of God. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth Vaughn Stoker; and sister,...
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Charlotte J. Crawford Abney

November 20, 2014

Charlotte Jeanette Crawford Abney, age 73, passed away Thursday- Nov. 20, 2014 at her residence. Mrs Abney was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late Tom and Martha Griffin Crawford. She lived most of her life in Ringgold, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ringgold. She had worked at Tri-County Hospital (Hutcheson Medical Center) in the x-ray Department and had also worked as...
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Sherri A. Shull

June 7, 1966 - November 6, 2014

Sherri Anne Shull, age 48 of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Sherri was the owner/operator of American Rooter Plumbing for the past 13 yrs. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed. Sherri was preceded in death by her father, James Boyd. She is...
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Anita "Polly" Carter

June 24, 1956 - November 6, 2014

Anita Faye "Polly" Roberts Carter, age 58 of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and attended Clearview Baptist Church. Polly was employed by Dollar General Market for the past 6 yrs. She was a loving wife, mother and sister, known for her dedication to her family and work, love for the outdoors, pets and gardening. Polly was...
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Mildred Boren Goulet

November 2, 2014

Mildred Boren Goulet, 94, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday November 2, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Oscar P. Boren and Tennie Gibbs Boren, she has been a resident of Rossville and Ringgold, Georgia for most of her life. Mildred was a dedicated member of Parkway Baptist for the past 39 years, where she was a member of the Esther Sunday School Class and a member of the Golden...
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Robert Howard Lowery, Sr.

October 31, 2014

Robert Howard Lowery Sr., 87, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday October 31, 2014. A native of Jasper, Alabama, he has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 37 years. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during World War II and was a former employee of Roadway Express where he worked for 31 years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Willella Basenburg Lowery; parents, Arthur...
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Thomas Ray Mulkey, Sr

October 26, 2014

Thomas Ray Mulkey Sr., 86, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Sunday October 26, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia area for most of his life, he was a retired Veteran of the U.S. Airforce where he served during the Korean War, and attended Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Velma Dolores Denton Mulkey; son, Thomas "Tommy" Mulkey Jr.; parents,...
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Dimple Potter

June 27, 1923 - October 25, 2014

Dimple Marie Plemons Potter, age 91 of Ringgold, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was born in Dalton to the late Bill and Ollie Plemons, and has been a resident of Ringgold for the past 80 yrs. She was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church, taking part in several choirs, The Mary Crawford Circle, and active in the Senior Adult Group. Dimple was part of The Auxiliary...
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Jayne Walker Greeson

January 28, 1967 - October 24, 2014

Jayne Walker Greeson, 47, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday, October 24, 2014. She was born January 28, 1967 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, enjoyed gardening, yard sales and spending time with her family; especially, her grandchildren. Survivors include her Husband; Charlie Greeson of Ringgold, Parents; Jimmy and Shirley Walker of Ringgold, Daughter...
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Arthur Leonard Brackett

October 7, 2014

Arthur Leonard Brackett, 85, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday October 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area. A member of the Teamsters, he was a former employee of Aero Engineering where he drove a truck for 4 years, a member of the Teamsters Local #515 for over 30 years, and was a member of New Life Baptist Church in...
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Jon Brian Street

October 6, 2014

Jon Brian Street, 34, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday October 6, 2014. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, he has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 18 years, was previously of Clearwater, Florida and attended Christ United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Curtis. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Westbrook Street of Ringgold, GA.;...
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Mary Ann Plott

November 11, 1942 - September 26, 2014

Mary Ann Davis Plott, age 71 of Tunnel Hill, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Catoosa Co. and was of the Baptist Faith. Mary retired from Cochran's Truck Stop after 20 yrs. and was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Plott; son, Arnold Davis; parents, John Edward and...
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Tessa Mae Robertson

September 25, 2014

Tessa Mae Robertson, infant daughter of Dean and Stephanie Goodman Robertson passed away Thursday September 25, 2014. Other survivors include; three brothers, Taylor Robertson, Bryce Robertson and Wyatt Robertson all of Ringgold, GA.; sister, Kaylie Robertson of Chattanooga, TN.; grandparents, Donna and Chris Allen of Augusta, GA., and Jim and Debbie Robertson of Chattanooga, TN.; great...
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James Michael "Mic" Jay

September 17, 2014

James Michael "Mic" Jay, 65, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday September 17, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Volunteer Pest Control where he worked for 40 years and attended Ringgold Church of Christ. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Ruth Bowman Jay. He is survived by his son, Aaron Jay of Daytona Beach, Florida;...
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Dorothy J. Kilgore

October 7, 1926 - September 10, 2014

Dorothy J. Kilgore, age 87 of Ringgold, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was born to the late Jake and Mary Ruth Tuders in Marion County, but moved to the Chattanooga Area at a young age. Dorothy was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church and was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her husband, Louie Kilgore; son, Don L....
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Debbie A. Silvey

October 14, 1959 - September 10, 2014

Debbie Alexander Silvey, age 54 of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church. Debbie retired from the Catoosa Co. Board of Education in 2013 after 13 yrs. of teaching at Tiger Creek Elementary School. She was an amazing and loving wife, mother...
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Jackie Wayne Chandler

August 24, 2014

Jackie Wayne Chandler, 69, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Sunday August 24, 2014. A native of Scottsville, Kentucky, Jackie was a resident of the Chattanooga Rossville area for the past 38 years and was formerly of Goodletsville, Tennessee. He was a former employee of Walden Security Company for 12 years and was of the Christian faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Doyle...
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Eloise Burton Self

August 23, 2014

Eloise Burton Self, 95, of Ringgold, Georgia passed from death unto life Saturday August 23, 2014. A native of Athens, Tennessee, she has lived in the Ringgold area for most of her life and was a member of East Brainerd Church of God since 1978. She is preceded in death by her husband, Watt Self; parents, Walter Lee and Nellie Lunsford Burton; four sisters and four brothers. She is...
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Mattie Webb Headrick

August 22, 2014

Mattie Lucille Webb Headrick, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday August 22, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia, Chattanooga area for most of her life, she was a former employee of State Farm Insurance where she worked for over 10 years and was a member of Boynton Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and VBS for many years. Mattie and her late...
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Reagan Marie Dye

August 21, 2014

Reagan Marie Dye, age 8, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday August 21, 2014 at her home. Reagan was a member of Resaca Church of God. She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Bonnie Smith, William "Tom" Walker and Allen and Janice Risley. She is survived by her Mother and Step-father Natashia and Tony Touchstone of Ringgold, GA.; father, Dexter Dye Jr. of Calhoun, GA.;...
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Roger Dewayne Black

August 16, 2014

Roger Dewayne Black, age 63 of Ringgold, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Baptist Faith. Roger was an employee of J & J Industries for more than 10 yrs. and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Delia Brown Black; sister, Betty Jane...
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Robert F. Bell, Sr.

January 18, 1953 - August 15, 2014

Robert Floyd Bell Sr., 61, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. He was born January 18, 1953 to the late George and Evelyn Bell. He retired from J & J Industries and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was also preceded in death by his Step-Son, Jerry Wilson. Survivors include his Wife, Mary Evelyn Bell of Ringgold, Daughter, Wendy Townsend of Dalton, Son and...
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Eva Deloris Rhodes

September 15, 1939 - August 15, 2014

Eva Deloris Hullender Rhodes, age 74 of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Area and was of the Baptist Faith. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Newell E. Rhodes; parents, Garnnie and Ella B. Lowery Hullender; and brother, Samuel D. Hullender. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Timothy) Wright, Rhonda Glenn,...
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Ellis "Red" Brockman

September 24, 1942 - August 14, 2014

Charles Ellis "Red" Brockman, age 71 of Ringgold, passed away, Thursday, August 14, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Peavine Baptist Church. Red was a graduate of Ringgold High School class of 1960 and retired in 2004 from Komatsu America after 16 yrs and Chattanooga Glass before that for 26 yrs. He was an avid fisherman, who spent many hours on the water. ...
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Joyce Aline Watkins Epps

August 8, 2014

Joyce Aline Watkins Epps, 80, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Friday August 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area she was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Allen Epps; parents, Lloyd and Hazel Shook Watkins; three brothers, Harold, Gene and Ben Watkins and half sister, Juanita Brown. She is survived by daughter and...
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Lawrence Kevin Verges

July 14, 2014

Lawrence Kevin Verges, 57, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Monday July 14, 2014. A native of Belleville, Illinois, he has resided in the Tunnel Hill Area for the past two years, and was a former employee of Baymont Inns. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Laura Verges. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Allen Verges of Tunnel Hill, GA.; four children, Tracey Wolff of...
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Billy Don Tapp

July 12, 2014

Billy Don Tapp, 58, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday July 12, 2014. A native of Summerville, Georgia he has resided in the Ringgold area for the past fifteen years and was a self-employed mechanic. He is preceded in death by his son, Stacy Tapp; parents, Robert Taylor and Addie Jewel Battles Tapp; sister, Louise Tapp and four brothers, Patrick Suits, Bobby Tapp, Randy Tapp and...
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Clayton "Bart" Lamar Moreland, Sr

July 7, 2014

Clayton "Bart" Lamar Moreland Sr., 86, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday July 7, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War. During his service time Mr. Moreland was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal and three Purple Hearts. He was a former employee...
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Edgar Plemons

January 11, 1917 - July 3, 2014

George "Edgar" Plemons, age 97 of Rome, passed away on July 3, 2014 at Pruitt Health in Rome, Ga. He was born to the late George and Emily Plemons in Catoosa Co. and was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Edgar served his country in the U.S. Army and was the owner/operator, with his son, of Plemons Flooring Co. for over 40 yrs. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, of 50...
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Billie Wimberly Vandiver

November 5, 1939 - July 1, 2014

Billie Merle Wimberly Vandiver, age 74 of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Billie was raised in Florence, AL and moved to the Ringgold Area in 1977. She attended GraceWorks Church and was an avid University of Alabama Crimson Tide Fan. Billie also enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and N.A.S.C.A.R. She retired from Shaw Industries in 2002 after 40 plus...
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Laura Trundle Lindsey

June 28, 2014

Laura Lee Trundle Lindsey, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she graduated From Ringgold High School in 1942, was a member of Woodstation United Methodist Church and a former employee of Peerless Woolen Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottis Lindsey; parents, Clarence and Winnie Phillips Trundle;...
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Janet Sue Holliefield

June 27, 2014

Janet Sue Holliefield, 56, of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Friday, June 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isie and Dollie Jane Holliefield Clark; grandparents, Abe and Vinnie Holliefield; nephew, Robbie Clark and aunt, Janet Ballard. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Eric...
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Christian Fain Hall

June 25, 2014

Christian Fain Hall, 17, of Ringgold, Georgia died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Missy Thomason Long, of Ringgold; grandparents, Jackie and Cynthia Thomason of Ringgold; two sisters, Samantha Thomason of Dalton, and Jacqlyn Hall of Ringgold; brother, Walter Scott III...
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Norman Graham

May 9, 1932 - June 19, 2014

Norman Thomas Graham, age 82 of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born in Chavies, AL to the late James Melvin and Willie Brooks Graham and was of the Baptist Faith. Norman served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was the owner/operator of Graham Trucking & Graham Southern Tours. He was also preceded in death by 3 wifes, Phoebe Coffey Graham, Peggy Sue Brown Graham...
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Mary Elizabeth Howard Flowers

June 10, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Howard Flowers, 68, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday June 10, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area, she was a former employee of Republic Parking where she worked for over 10 years and was of the Christian faith. She is preceded in death by her father, Johnny Howard; two sisters, Ethel Ann Wright and Patricia Hines; and two brothers, Tommy...
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Mary Charlene Ragon Trew

June 8, 2014

Mary Charlene Ragon Trew, 79, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday June 8, 2014 at Parkside Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area, she was a member of Woodstation United Methodist Church and a former employee of Buster Brown Hosiery Mill, Miller Brothers Department Store and J.C. Penney. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Henegar and Lois...
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Audrey Yvonne Richmond Gordy

June 4, 2014

Audrey Yvonne Richmond Gordy, 74, of Calhoun, Georgia passed away Wednesday June 4, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of J&J Industries where she worked for 10 years and was a member of McFarland Hill Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Monroe Gordy; parents, William Henry and Maude Mae Hackney...
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Robert "Bobby" Gordy, Jr.

June 1, 2014

Robert "Bobby" Lee Gordy Jr., 66, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday June 1, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served during the Vietnam War, served 18 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was retired from TVA where he worked for over 40 years. Bobby was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church where he was active...
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Stanley Delayne White

May 28, 2014

Stanley Delayne White, 60, a native of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church and a 29 year employee of Covenant Transport. Stanley enjoyed golf, hunting and playing various stringed instruments. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Betty Jean Carter White. Survivors include his Wife, Glenda Joyce White, Father, Mel White,...
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Jimmy Glenn Wilson, Jr.

May 27, 2014

J. Glenn Wilson, Jr., age 45 of Ringgold, passed away on May 27, 2014. He has been a resident of the Chattanooga area since 2005 and attended Brainerd United Methodist Church. Glenn was a 1987 graduate of Bridgeport High School of Bridgeport, Alabama and earned a Bachelors Degree in May 1993as well as a Masters Degree in August 1995 at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He...
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Carl "Eddie" Fincher

May 27, 2014

Carl "Eddie" Edgar Fincher, 66, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday May 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during the Vietnam War, was a former employee of Norfolk Southern Railway where he worked for 36 years and was a member of Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mamie...
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Benjamin Alford Watkins

June 6, 1944 - May 24, 2014

Benjamin Alford Watkins, 69, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born in Ringgold to the late Lloyd and Hazel Watkins on June 6, 1944, was of the Baptist faith, a longtime employee of both Sweetwater and Salem Carpet. He loved his family more than anything. He was also preceded in death by his Brothers, Harold and Gene Watkins, Half Sister, Juanita Brown. ...
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William F. Lynn

October 5, 1932 - May 22, 2014

William F. Lynn, 81, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. William served his country in the U.S. Army serving two years in Korea. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and being outdoors. He is preceded in death by his Parents, George and Tempie Lynn, Brothers, George and Charles Lynn, Sisters, Marie Grayson and Mary Alice Weeks, Step-Son, Truman Pritchett. William is survived...
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Paul Stephen Tipton, Sr

May 8, 2014

Paul Stephen Tipton Sr., 53, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday May 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was an employee of Shaw Industries for 34 years and was a member of Post Oak Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth "Tootsie" Wilson Tipton and infant sister, Juana Serena Tipton. He is survived by former wife, Angela Long...
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Joyce Forgey-Crane

May 6, 2014

Joyce Green Forgey Crane 84, died on May 6th 2014 at the home of her son in Fort Oglethorpe Georgia after a lengthy battle with cancer. Joyce was a native of Chattanooga/North Georgia where she lived for 50 years. She also lived in the Columbia Tennessee area for almost 30 years moving back to Rossville Georgia 5 year ago. From her birth to her death she nourished the people around her with love....
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Joseph Burton Johnson, Jr

May 4, 2014

Joseph Burton Johnson, Jr., 92, of Ringgold, Georgia died peacefully Sunday morning May 4, 2014. Born April 11, 1922 in Sewanee, Tennessee, he moved to Chattanooga at the age of ten, served as an altar boy at Christ Episcopal Church and attended City High School. Joe became an Eagle Scout under the leadership of Ellsworth Brown. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Amy where he served in the Philippines...
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Louise Glover Shirley

May 2, 2014

Louise Glover Shirley, 94, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday May 2, 2014 at her residence. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, she has lived in the Ringgold area for the past 76 years. Louise was a member of the Boynton Baptist Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Shirley Sr.; parents, Frank and Minnie Lowe Glover; sisters, Bertie Johns,...
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Sarah V. Gordy

May 4, 1955 - April 30, 2014

Sarah Virgie Gordy, age 58 of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Christian Faith. Sarah was joy and delight for all that knew her. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Johnnie Ruth Brown Gordy; sister, Cornelia Gordy; and brother, Will Gordy. She is survived by her sister Mary...
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Rachel McBrayer Newman

September 3, 1923 - April 29, 2014

Rachel McBrayer Newman, 90, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at her home. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church. Rachel was a member of the church quilters group and was a talented seamstress. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Newman Sr.; parents, James William and Ollie Miller McBrayer, and...
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Michael Wayne Bradley

April 24, 2014

Michael Wayne Bradley, 29, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away Thursday April 24, 2014 at his residence. A resident of the Tunnel Hill area for the past 2 years, he was formerly of Kennesaw, Georgia. He was a former employee of D&S Graphic Services and was of the Christian faith. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Sandra and David Neuenschwander of Tunnel Hill, GA.; father and step...
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Michael Wayne Bradley

April 24, 2014

Michael Wayne Bradley, 29 of Tunnel Hill, GA passed away Thursday April 24, 2014 surrounded by his family at his residence. In honor of Michael's wishes, a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold GA
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Hubert Lee Hawkins

April 23, 2014

Hubert Lee Hawkins, 81, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, April 23, 2014. A native of Rising Fawn, Georgia, he has lived in the Catoosa County area for more than 65 years. He was a retired employee of Standard Coosa Thatcher where he worked for more than 30 years and was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church where he formerly served as Deacon. He is...
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Antonio "Tony" Bruschi

April 21, 2014

Antonio "Tony" Bruschi, 92, of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Mitchell Bruschi of Ringgold; three children, Anthony Bruschi (Sharon) of Ringgold, Philip Bruschi (Barbara) of Hampstead, N.C., and Regina Reilly (John) of Mercerville, N.J. Funeral services will be held later by Peppler Funeral Home in Allentown, N.J. ...
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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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