Obituaries

Martha Naomi Bane Triplett, 94, Rossville, Ga.

Martha Naomi Bane Triplett, 94, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 3, 2017 in a local health care facility.

Martha was born on January 19, 1923 in South Pittsburg, TN to the late Lidge Bane & Margaret Bane Carson. She worked for Peerless Woolen Mill & Standard Coosa-Thatcher. Mrs. Triplett was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and spent her life helping and serving others. She also worked with her husband in the business. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. "Trip" Triplett and step-father, Henry Carson, brother, Bill Bane, sisters, Nettie Carden, Imogene Clay, Wanda Faye Speed and Catherine Lemmon.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Ronald) Ivey, Douglasville, GA; sons, Blen (Martha) Triplett, Rossville, GA, and Robert (Valorie) Triplett, Chickamauga, GA; eight grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services: Monday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Larry Underwood and Rev. Adam Ivey officiating.

Interment: Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

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

Visitation: Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Buddy Rogers Teems, 80, Rossville, Ga.

Buddy Rogers Teems, 80, of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in a local health care facility.

Buddy was born in Trion, Georgia on January 10, 1937 to the late George and Geneva Teems and has resided in the Rossville area for many years. He was a truck driver for O’Neal Steel Company and Bee Line Express and loved fishing and going on family vacations. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and proudly served his country of which he loved. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Campbell and his brother, Jimmy Harold Teems.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Cecil Teems, two daughters, Cindy (Tommy) Beavers and Teresa (Doug) Stinnett, five grandchildren, Ashlae Stinnett, Brooke (Randall) Treat, Justin (Crystal) Little, Amber Beavers (Greg Whitmire) and Darrell (Ashley) Beavers, seven great-grandchildren, Trip and Kyler Kilgore, River Capley, Wilder and Waverly Little, Evan Whitmire, Corbin Beavers and Riley Treat, one sister, Doris Cross, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: 11:30 AM on Monday, November 6, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Paul Williams officiating.

Interment: With military honors at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, alzfdn.org, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Visitation: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Donna S. McCallie Dyer, 92, Flintstone, Ga.

Donna S. McCallie Dyer, 92, of Flintstone, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Dyer was a native of Ridge Farm, IL, lived many years in Birmingham, AL and had resided in Flintstone, GA for over 30 years. She was a member of the Brainerd Methodist Church and retired from Chattanooga Glass Company in 1986 with 23 years of service. She enjoyed attending baseball spring training for over 30 years, as well as working crossword puzzles and word finds.

She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Stafford; parents, RoAnna and Carl Stafford; and son-in-law, David Theobald.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Vaughn Dyer; children, Kaye Dorsett of East Brainerd, Michael (Pam) McCallie of East Brainerd, Pat (Pam) McCallie of East Brainerd, and Denise Theobald of Flintstone, GA; step-children, Dee McCumbee of Ocala, FL, David (Holly) Dyer of Ocala, FL, and Jane Wall of Ringgold, GA; sister, Jackie (Jay) Lanza of The Villages, FL; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

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

Visitation: Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.at the South Crest Chapel with a private burial for family at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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

Gladys H. Wallace, 93, Crossville

Gladys H. Wallace, 93, of Crossville, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was reunited with her parents, son, many siblings, family members and friends on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Gladys was born on October 4, 1924 to the late Charlie Walter and Nellie Gooch Rothwell. She worked as an executive housekeeper for many years at the Read House in Chattanooga. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas C. Wallace and John C. Hamilton, brothers, James, Harold, Clarence and Caulie Rothwell and her sister, Ruth (Jim) Swafford.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Hamilton Redwine, grand-daughters, Cynthia (Allen) Tabor, Melinda (Tony) Cox and Penny Hamilton, great-grandchildren, Patrick Turner, Gage Cox, Mason Cox, Jessica Tabor, Katelyn Tabor, sisters, Jewel McClure, Ruby Doss, brother, Clyde (Bobbie) Rothwell and many special nieces, nephews and a number of good friends and neighbors.

Funeral services: 1:00 PM CT on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Summer City Baptist Church, 48071 SR 30, Pikeville, TN 37367 with Pastor Tony Wilson officiating.

Interment: Summer City Cemetery.

Visitation: At the church from 11:00 AM until the service hour on Tuesday.

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

Martha Sue Powell Bryson, 85, Ringgold, Ga.

Martha Sue Powell Bryson, age 85 of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at a local nursing home, surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Raymond and Cecil Tippins Powell, was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Baptist Faith. Martha was a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt, who will be greatly missed.

She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, of 52 yrs., Leroy Bryson.

Martha is survived by her children, Sharon (Dennis) Walker, Michael (Trillis) Bryson and Lamar (Melanie) Bryson; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service: 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Scott Black officiating.

Interment: Anderson Cemetery.

Visitation: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday and prior to the service on Tuesday.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Center of Advanced Rehab at Parkside and Tapestry Hospice for the love and care received during this difficult time.

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

Jerry Michael Barnes, 78, Ringgold, Ga.

Jerry Michael Barnes, age 78, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home in Ringgold.

He was born in Rockmart, Ga and has been a resident of the Chattanooga Area since 1977. He was employed for 20 yrs. with Frito-Lay, Inc. in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, and retired from L.M. Robbins. He was an avid bowler, an officer with the Chattanooga Area USBC and a devoted member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Josephine Drew Barnes, and brothers, Donald Barnes and Johnny Barnes.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, of 56 yrs., Anne Shadburn Barnes; daughters, Emily Barnes Patton (Gil) and Jerri-Ann Barnes; son, Christopher M. Barnes; grandson, Alex Patton; brother, Darrell Barnes of Rockmart, GA; sister-in-law, Bobbie Jane Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.

Private family funeral service at a later date.

The family has requested no flowers for the visitation.

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

Carlene Spates, 67, LaFayette, Ga.

Ms. Carlene Spates, age 67, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

She was born in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Thatcher Spates and Carrie Winford Powell Spates. She retired from Roper after thirty-six years and was preceded in death by her siblings, Henry Spates, Sue Agnes Spates, Marion Spates, Larry Spates, Betty Mae Spates Bailey, Elgie Spates, and Lougene Wright.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Rosie Spates of Kensington, Georgia and Linda Watson Spates of LaFayette, Georgia; special niece, Barbara Berry; a host of other dear nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Funeral service: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Cove Road Church of God, 616 North Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Georgia 30728, with Pastor James Brown and other ministers officiating.

Visitation: At the church one hour before the service.

Interment: LaFayette Cemetery.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Ms. Carlene Spates at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.

Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton, Georgia.