Carolyn Josephine Robertson Elsea, 83, Ringgold, Ga.

Carolyn Josephine Robertson Elsea, 83, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, Carolyn has lived with her daughter in Salisbury, North Carolina for the past 5 years.

Carolyn was a former Teacher at Boynton Elementary School where she taught for 5½ years and then taught for Hamilton County Schools for 28 years. She was a member of Boynton United Methodist Church and while in Salisbury, N.C., she attended Wyatt’s Grove Baptist Church. She served for 60 years in the music ministry and was very active in the Trinity Living Center in Salisbury.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband, William P. Elsea; parents Russell Monteith and Mary Josephine Wester Robertson; and brother, Walter Robertson.

She is survived by three children, William Allen (Suzanne) Elsea of Asheboro, N.C., Carole (Ward) Croshaw of Salisbury, N.C., and Lisa (Darryl) Shankles of Flowery Branch, GA.; two sisters, Rebecca "Becky" (Donald) Cardwell of Soddy Daisy, TN., and Mary (Michael) Hartman of Chickamauga, GA,; three brothers, Tommy (Brenda) Robertson of Ringgold, GA., Monty Robertson of Chickamauga, GA., and Robbie Robertson of Chickamauga, GA.; five grandchildren, Matthew (Lisa) Croshaw, Michael (Mandy) Croshaw, Lauren (James) Barker, Leah (Jeremy) Vang and Chelsea Shankles; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Saturday from 6-8 P.M. and Sunday from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. at the funeral home.

Funeral services: 4:00 P.M. Sunday November 12, 2017 at Boynton United Methodist Church with Rev. David Jones and Matthew Croshaw officiating.

Interment: 9:30 A.M. Monday at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Boynton United Methodist Church, Ringgold, GA. or to the Trinity Living Center in Salisbury, N.C.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.

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Mary L. Burnside Moser, 99, LaFayette, Ga.

Mary L. Burnside Moser, age 99, of LaFayette passed away Monday, November 6, 2017.

Mary was born Mary Lecusi on January 28, 1918 in Ogden, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister, her husband Eugene Clinton Burnside and grandchildren Ross Edward Stinson and Linda Marie Burnside.

Mary will be missed by her large, loud, loving family. She was a homemaker who loved to read, sew and crochet. During WWII she worked in a box factory and a canning factory. Mary volunteered in the hospital nursery, was PTA president and was active with after school programs including Girl Scouts. Mary loved to travel around the country to visit members of her family, even traveling to her parents’ hometown in Sicily. During her last thirty years she lived primarily with her daughter Kathy Brown in Lafayette, Georgia. She loved the farm, the cows and often talked about the mule and trail rides they went on. In the last few days of her life it was important to her to be with her family and on the farm. In an interview with NPR, Mary said she wanted to be remembered for being the grandma that always put two dollars in birthday cards. Mary passed away surrounded by many members of her family.

Surviving family include children Dorothy (Vernon) Stinson of Florissant, CO; Lou Jean Doheney of Stuart, FL; Richard (Trang) Burnside of Henderson, NV; Kathy (James) Brown of LaFayette, GA; Robert (Diane) Burnside of Alpharetta, GA; Brenda (Milton) Moore of Clarksville, TN; 21 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and 25 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday November 9, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Brother David "Slim" Dorsett and Father John with St. Gerard Catholic Church officiating.

Interment: Mt. Olive Cemetery on Lookout Mtn.

Pallbearers: Michael King, David King, Dennis King, Milton Moore, Mike Ford, and Matthew Brown.

Honorary pallbearers: Greg Stinson, Corey Zettler, Chris McDivitt, Sean McDivitt, Jacob Stinson, Michael Burnside, James AC Brown II, and Brent Moore.

Visitation: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Mary’s name to Cherokee Village activity fund: 201 Dean Buttram Senior Ave, Centre Alabama 35960 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Edward "Eddie" Lebron Wint Sr., 65, LaFayette, Ga.

Edward "Eddie" Lebron Wint Sr., age 65, of LaFayette passed away Tuesday, November 07, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hillary Wint and Mildred Brown Wint; brothers, Hillary Wint, Billy Wint, Bobby Wint, and Johnny Fairbanks.

He is survived by his wife, friend, and companion of 48 years, Brenda Wint of LaFayette; sons, Matt Wint of LaFayette and Rev. Eddie (Diane) Wint Jr. of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Brandon McDonald and Matthew A. Wint; sisters, Bonnie Fairbanks of Resaca, GA, Pat Smith and Sue Johnson both of LaFayette; brothers, David Wint of OK, Henry Wint of Cartersville, GA, and Freddie Wint of LaFayette; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Rock Spring Cemetery with Rev. Edward Wint Jr. and Rev. Beaver Robertson officiating.

Pallbearers: Nevin Gentry, Cameron Poarch, Chris Fairbanks, Tim Outlaw, Rusty Robertson, and Johnny Smith

Visitation: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.