Jacqueline Byers Bell, 80, Ringgold, Ga.

Jacqueline Byers Bell, 80, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a former employee of Mohawk Industries and was a member of Shelter Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ray Bell; parents, Jarvis Jackson and Julia Ann Josephine Brockman Byers; son, Carl Stephen Brown; sister, Thelma Clark and brother, Jack Byers.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Ulrick of Ringgold, GA.; three sisters, Reba Lee Brown of Ringgold, GA., Faye Garren of Chattanooga, TN., and Helen Brown of Dalton, GA.; brother, Amos P. Byers of Nashville, TN.; two grandsons, Zachary Adam Haddock and Stephen Casey Haddock; three great grandchildren, Zachary Addison Lee Haddock, Kayla Elizabeth Haddock, and Alexa Grace Haddock; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 18, 2017 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sterling Jetton officiating.

Interment: Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Visitation: Monday from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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

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James Watson Eubanks, 84, Rossville, Ga.

James Watson Eubanks, 84 of Rossville passed away Saturday December 16, 2017.

He has been a resident of the North Georgia area for the past 75 years and was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Roy Eubanks.

Survivors include his daughters, Lori Parris and Dawn Eubanks; son, Matt Eubanks; sisters, Peggy White and Jere Eubanks; along with several grandchildren.

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Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Gary Edward Maddox, 71, LaFayette, Ga.

Gary Edward Maddox, 71, of LaFayette, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 15, 2017.

He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was a member of First Baptist Church in LaFayette. He was an Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam Era and retired from Mohawk Industries in 2011 after more than 27 years of service in Quality Control. He loved being outdoors, landscaping and golfing was his favorite past time. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather who will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Maddox and Dean Maddox; sister, Myra Maddox Fischer and twin brother, Jim Maddox.

Survivors include his daughters, Andrea Maddox of LaFayette, GA and Allison & Austin Pugmire of Madison, GA; 5 grandchildren, Adrianne Couch, Ashlyn Couch, Maddox Pugmire, Mary Hollis Pugmire and Millie Pugmire; niece, Kathie Penland and numerous extended family & friends.

Funeral services: 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 in the LaFayette Chapel with Dr. Warren Moorehead officiating.

Burial: LaFayette City Cemetery.

Visitation: 4-6 p.m. on Sunday and prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to BOK, Because of Kennedy, P.O. Box 441361, Kennesaw, GA, 30160 or go to "".

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Arrangements are by the LaFayette Chapel of Wilson Funeral Home, LaFayette, Georgia.

Wanda Faye Rogers Hill, 76, Rossville, Ga.

Wanda Faye Rogers Hill age 76, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Thursday – December14, 2017.

She was born in Cleveland, Tennessee to the late Theodore Rogers, Sr. and Edith Ruth Moore Rogers. She had previously resided in Sulphur Springs, Alabama for about twenty years and the rest of her time in the Rossville area. She was a former bookkeeper with Everhart Steel Construction Company and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing cards, slot machines and watching television.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years: Joe B. Hill, Sr., of Rossville, GA, their children: Monequa (Steve) Fox of Chattanooga, TN, Joe B. Hill, Jr., of Nashville, TN., brothers: Stewart (Norma) Rogers of Greenville, S.C., Teddy (Deanna) Rogers of Ringgold, GA, grandchildren: Alex and Bartley Moyers of Chattanooga, TN, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: Noon – Saturday – December 16, 2017 graveside at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park, Rossville, Georgia with Pastor Derrell O’Neal officiating.

Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

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Doris A. Strickland, 79, Ringgold, Ga.

Doris A. Strickland, 79, of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence.

Doris was born May 20, 1938 in LaFayette, Georgia to the late John Cecil & Jewel Doran and graduated from LaFayette High School. She was retired from the Walker County School System where she worked in food service. Doris also enjoyed cooking for Applebrook & Joyland Day Care Centers. Her strong faith in God was evident as she ministered with her late husband, Rev. C.F. Strickland, over the many years having taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, working in the bus ministry and any job uplifting the name of Jesus. She loved reading her bible, cooking, working in her yard and spending time with family and friends. Doris was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Chickamauga.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Marion Louise Strickland, and brothers, Cecil & Roger Doran.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory her son, Mark Strickland, Rossville, and daughter, April (Dale) Waller of Chattanooga; grandson, Tanner Vinyard; brother, Don Doran; sisters, Audrey Osburn & Sandra (John) Mastrangelo; special friends, Jaden, Jacob, Katie, Hamp, Evan & Kamryn.

Funeral services: Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Mike Wallin & Rev. Tim Owens officiating.

Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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Visitation: Sunday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.