Obituaries

Callie Belle Farmer Swaney, 72, Ringgold, Ga.

Callie Belle Farmer Swaney, 72, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of Everlasting Covenant Church in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ennis "Bobby" Robert Swaney; parents, Wallace Taft and Margaret Elizabeth Gordy Farmer; daughter, Brenda Dempsey; sister, Dora Marie Brock; and brother, Junior Farmer.

She is survived by three children, April Bairdain of Suffolk, VA.; Steve (Deanna) Swaney of Chickamauga, GA., and Earick Swaney of Ringgold, GA.; sister, Jennie (Steve) Gordy of Ooltewah, TN., two brothers, Raymond (Ann) Farmer of Trion, GA., and Robert Farmer of Ringgold, GA.; brother-in-law, Rodney Crowe of Ringgold, GA.; sister-in-law, Margaret Swaney of Butler, GA.; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: Noon Monday, February 5, 2018 in the funeral home chapel.

Visitation: 4-8 P.M Sunday and 9 A.M. until funeral time Monday at the funeral home.

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

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Hazel Louise Green Watson, 84, Ringgold, Ga.

Hazel Louise Green Watson, 84, of Ringgold, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord on February 2, 2018 at a local nursing home.

Hazel was born in Walker County, GA, on August 23, 1933. She grew up in the East Lake area, attending the grammar and Junior High Schools in East Lake, and she was a proud 1951 graduate of Central High School. An exceptional athlete, Hazel participated in recreational and organized softball and basketball during her youth years. Hazel was an awesome cook. She was a past member of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) and the Catholic Ladies of Charity.

Hazel had a 24 year working career as a bookkeeper with American National Bank (now SunTrust Bank). Hazel was a People person. She had a profound love for her family and friends. She had a special empathy for the poor and less fortunate. She was so proud to have grown up in the East Lake Community. During her later years, her greatest thrill was taking a drive down 13th Avenue, and reminiscing about the area where she grew up and attended school. She had a special love for her late husband of 65 years, Bill Watson, and her immediate family: children, grandchildren, her mother and father, and her brothers and sisters.

Hazel attended the East Lake Baptist Church where she was baptized and she accepted as a youth, Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.

Hazel was preceded in death by her father, Ira, her mother, Velma, her brother, Medford, her brother, Tommy, and her sister Trixie.

Hazel is survived by her two sons, William, Jr., and Bob (Stacey); her granddaughter, Tiffany Vincent; a great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Hagen and Aria; a very close younger brother, Billy Green, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins who she thought the world of. She had a special fondness for her relatives, neighbors, and her working career colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to one of the following charities that Hazel supported: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Joseph’s Indian School, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Hospice of Chattanooga.

A Special Appreciation and Thank You is bestowed upon the dedicated staffs at the Fort Oglethorpe and Rossville facilities: Cornerstone Medical Center, Parkside Nursing Home, and Hospice of Chattanooga.

Funeral Mass services: Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church with Father Bertin Glennon officiating.

Interment: 1:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation: At the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Arnold Danny Foley III, 68, Rossville, Ga.

Arnold Danny Foley III, 68, of Rossville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Foley was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was the recipient of several commendation medals, including the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was employed with Wheland Foundry / Stemco Motor Wheel with 45 years of service, and was a member of I.B.E.W. local #175. Mr. Foley attended Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going to the beach, and trips to Kentucky to visit friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Foley, Jr., & Irene Mitchell Foley, and sister, Denise Foley.

Survivors include his loving wife, Susan Foley; children, John Michael Haddock, Shone (Joe) Waite, Tim (Angela) Ripper, Shane (Stacey) Foley, and Daniel (Amber) Foley; grandchildren, Madison Ripper, Kyla Foley, Gabby Waite, Benjamin Foley, and Graham Waite; sister, Donna Sue (Bobby) McDaniel; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services: Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the South Crest Chapel.

Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

Expression of sympathy may be shared at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Visitation: Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and all day Sunday at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Callie Belle Farmer Swaney, 72, Ringgold, Ga.

Callie Belle Farmer Swaney, 72, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a member of Everlasting Covenant Church in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ennis "Bobby" Robert Swaney; parents, Wallace Taft and Margaret Elizabeth Gordy Farmer; daughter, Brenda Dempsey; sister, Dora Marie Brock; and brother, Junior Farmer.

She is survived by three children, April Bairdain of Suffolk, VA.; Steve (Deanna) Swaney of Chickamauga, GA., and Earick Swaney of Ringgold, GA.; sister, Jennie (Steve) Gordy of Ooltewah, TN., two brothers, Raymond (Ann) Farmer of Trion, GA., and Robert Farmer of Ringgold, GA.; brother-in-law, Rodney Crowe of Ringgold, GA.; sister-in-law, Margaret Swaney of Butler, GA.; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: Noon Monday, February 5, 2018 in the funeral home chapel.

Visitation: 4-8 P.M Sunday and 9 A.M. until funeral time Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.

John A. Terry Sr., 70, Chattanooga, Tenn.

John A. Terry Sr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 in a local nursing care facility.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Terry; parents, James and Dorothy Terry; brother, David Terry.

He is survived by his son, John "Jay" Terry, Jr.; two grandchildren, Jace and Anna Terry; sisters, Ann (Vasco) Jenkins of Summerville, GA, Janice Terry of Chattanooga; brother, Paul (Betty) Terry of Belleville, IL.

Funeral service: Sunday, Feb. 4th at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tim Bailey officiating.

Interment: Tyner Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb.4th from 12-4 p.m. at the funeral home.