Sheila Wilson

Ms. Sheila Diane Wilson, 56, lifelong resident of Dalton, departed this life Saturday morning, March 10, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sheila was born on Sept. 4, 1961 in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Marlen Holder and Dorothy Cochran Sutton. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, David Holder; grandparents, Alvin and Eula Cochran, Ben and Earline Holder.

She was a graduate of Southeast High School class of 1979. Prior to her sickness, she was the office manager at Alpha Waste Disposal. She was an avid reader and a big fan of George Strait and his country music. Sheila loved her family above all. She was the best mom, nana, sister, and friend that anyone could ever wish for. Sheila could make friends and get along with anyone from any walk of life, no matter their status. She would do anything, for anyone, at any time. Heaven’s gain is surely our family’s loss.

Sheila is survived by her life partner and forever love, Scott Sims; her children, and their spouses, Amanda and Kyle Lawless all of Dalton, Jonathan and Jen Wilson of Fairbanks, Alaska, January and Josh Jones of Calhoun; her grandchildren, Peyton, Caleb, and Noah Wilson, Emily Lawless, Kevyn and Wyatt Jones; special great nephews, Kade and Kason West; her sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Jerry Beavers of Rocky Face; her brother and sister-in-law, Dewayne and Dorie Holder; special friends, Marsha Weber and Sharon King; a host of several other family members and friends also survive.

A service to celebrate the life of Sheila Wilson was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. from the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Brother Randell Trammell officiating.

The family received friends on Tuesday, at the funeral home, from 3 p.m. until the service hour.

Following the service to honor Sheila’s wishes she will be cremated. Interment will follow at a later date at United Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements will be announced by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, Georgia.

Wynette King

Wynette Smith King, age 88, of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Gordon Health Care.

Wynette was born on April 1, 1929 in Gordon County to the late Dennis Smith and Ida Parm Smith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Edward King; and four brothers, Robert Smith, Billy Smith, Jimmy Smith, and Clifford Smith. Wynette was a member of Hall Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna King; five sisters, Ebbie Jane DeFoor of Resaca, Linda Potts and her husband Pat of Sugar Valley, Patsy Colleps of Resaca, Mary Dell Water of Calhoun, and Neatha McClain and her husband Steve of Dalton; two granddaughters, Hanna Pate and Heather Pate; and great-grandchild, Just Lighter Pate.

Funeral service was conducted Tuesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Timms officiating. Burial followed in Fain Cemetery.

Pallbearers serving will include Joey Potts, Ricky E. Smith, Matt McClain, Scott Brown, Daniel Gober, and Marty Potts.

The family receive friends Tuesday, March 13 from 12 noon until the funeral hour.

You may leave the King family online condolences at

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Wynette Smith King.

Suzanne McTeer

Suzanne McTeer passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home in Frisco, Texas, following a 5-year battle with cancer. A native Texan, she was born in Houston on October 30, 1939, to Roland Fortier and Madeline Yandow Fortier, the first of four daughters. The family moved several times while Suzanne was young and settled in St. Mary’s, Georgia, during her high school and college years. She met her husband, Bob, at the University of George, where they graduated and he served on the faculty. They had two sons in Athens, George: Doyal and Scott, who now live in Timonium Maryland and Austin Texas.

Suzanne is survived by Bob, her husband of 55 years, her two sons, Doyal and Scott, Daughter-in-law, Susan Fisher McTeer, and two grandchildren, Candace, and her husband Kent Mottice, and Ryan McTeer. She is also survived by her three sisters: Julie Fortier of Crownsville Maryland, Mary Anne Murray and her husband, Ed, of St Marys’ Georgia, and Janet Davies and her husband Jim, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, and sister-in-law, Beverly Lewis, of Calhoun Georgia.

Suzanne was, above all, a devoted mother with unconditional love for family and friends. She was a high school beauty queen and later a tennis mom; who enjoyed playing club tennis. She was a world class shopper with a good eye for bargains from Neiman’s to the Canton Flea Market. Suzanne played the piano and sang in her church choir. She was high maintenance, especially when it came to hair and nails. She was a lovely “first lady” to her husband Bob when he headed the Dallas Fed and The A&M University System.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, Texas 75033 on Friday, March 16, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM. Family and friends are invited to Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home at 8520 Main Street, Frisco for a Visitation on March 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Local Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3 PM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Fain Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 PM until the funeral hour at 3 PM at Thomas Funeral Home.

You may leave the family online condolences at

Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements for Suzanne McTeer.

Glennese Rogers

Ms. Glennese “Neesie” Rogers, 84, a lifelong resident of Calhoun, died at Floyd Medical Center on Monday, March 5, 2018, following several weeks of declining health. Glennese was retired from Echota Mills, where she worked in the payroll department, and from Gordon County, where she served as the county purchasing agent. She enjoyed being an active member of Heritage Baptist Church. Glennese was born in Gordon County on April 12, 1933; she was the daughter of the late James T. and Mary Blaylock Rogers.

Glennese is survived by her nephew and his wife, Phil and Robbi Rogers; her great nieces, Jennifer Stevens, and her husband, Chip, and Ashley Rogers and her fiancée, Anthony Saladino; cousins, and other relatives.

The Rogers family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow the visitation at Heritage Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Dr. Brent Davis and Pastor Mitch Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow at Chandler Cemetery with Rev. Randy Davis officiating at the committal service. Pallbearers are Buddy Moss, Lamar Dean, Lamar Benton, Maurice Jones, Dale Bentley, and Charles Poarch. Honorary pallbearers are the ladies who were members of Glennese’s Sunday School Class.

Friends may sign the online guest register at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.