Obituaries

Ruth P. Koger, 83, Rossville, Ga.

Ruth P. Koger, 83, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017 in a local hospital.

Ruth was born in Chattanooga on August 15, 1934 to the late Joseph and Ethel Rimasfski. She loved everyone and never met a stranger. Ruth was a member of the Chickamauga Church of Christ, retired from Galaxay Carpet Mill with many years of service, gave her time and donations to the Women’s Auxiliary, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and many other organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Koger, son, Isaac Koger, Jr., loving daughter, Brenda Lee Koger, brothers, Donald Reams, Frank Rimasfski, Alfred Rimasfski, & Joe Rimasfski.

Survivors include her daughters, Nora Jean Koger & Debbie Ingram; son, Phillip Wayne Koger, Sr.; sisters, Maxine Warren, Eleanor Kane, & Romell Geraldine Bearden; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, & two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: Tuesday, October 10th at 1:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Ministers Shane Robinson & C.G. Griffith officiating.

Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery.

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

Visitation: Monday, October 9th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Earl Clair Rhue Jr., 75, Rock Spring, Ga.

Earl Clair Rhue Jr., 75, of Rock Spring, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in a local hospital.

Mr. Rhue was born in Washington, D.C. on June 30, 1942 to the late Earl Clair Sr. and Marie Rhue and has lived in the Rock Spring/North Georgia area for the past ten years. Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam, having received the Merit Unit Commendation in 1963 as well as the Armed Forces Exp Med GCMDL (First Award) in 1964. He retired in 2003 from the Washington Metro Transit Authority following 25 years of service as a supervisor. Mr. Rhue also served as Post Commander of V.F.W. Post 2562 in Wheaton, MD for two years. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Bond Rhue.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Margaret Hope Rhue, sons, Matthew (Holly) Rhue and Robert Rhue and his girlfriend, Kristin Superczynski, grandchildren, John Ryan, Jillian, Walker, Cooper and Kennedy Rhue and sister, Susie George.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Springs, MD 20910, www.vva.org

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

Roy Lee Hawes, 91, of Ringgold, Ga.

Roy Lee Hawes, 91, of Ringgold, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully, Monday, October 9, 2017 while surrounded by his family.

A native of Shiloh, Illinois, he has lived in the Ringgold area since 1951. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served during W.W.II, a member of the Ringgold First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, was a former employee of the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department where he served as a Bailiff for 14 years and was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Quitman Masonic Lodge. Roy is the all time Chattanooga Lookouts Home Run Leader – 109, played 14 years of Professional ball with stints in the Major Leagues with the Washington Senators and the Detroit Tigers. He was inducted into the Chattanooga Baseball Hall of Fame, and was co-founder along with Jack Babb and Doc Jay of Ringgold Dixie Youth Baseball.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia Baxter Hawes; parents, Marion and Katherine Gause Hawes, and sister Bea Kassebaum.

He is survived by two children, Lynn Hawes of Ringgold, GA., and Craig (Pamela) Hawes of Ringgold, GA.; granddaughter, Christi (Jeb) Black; great granddaughter, Jaida Black, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 10, 2017 at the Ringgold First Baptist Church with Pastor Eric Kennedy officiating.

Interment: Baxter Addition of Anderson Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday from 3-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.