Carolyn Irene Collison Brown, 79, Ringgold, Ga.

Carolyn Irene Collison Brown, 79, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area, she was a member of Frawley Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Greer Collison; mother and stepfather, Anna Louise and Raymond Catlin; and four brothers, David Catlin, Mack Catlin, Jack Catlin, and Joe Collison.

She is survived by her husband, James Ray Brown of Ringgold, GA.; three children, Cindy (Rick) Williams of Ringgold, GA., Gigi (Randy) Dodd of Cleveland, TN., and Jimmy (Teresa) Hughes of Ringgold, GA.; two step-daughters, Jennifer (Al) Copeland of South Georgia., and Kimberly (Lebron) Bowers of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.; three sisters, Pat Ewton of Rome, GA., Brenda Swafford of Ringgold, GA., and Sharon Klein of Ringgold, GA.; three brothers, Denny Catlin of Ringgold, GA., Jerry Catlin of Irving, TX., and Bill Collison of Ringgold, GA.; thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Frawley Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Wolfe officiating.

Lie-in-state: Saturday at the church from 2-3 P.M.

Visitation: Friday from 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to Frawley Baptist Church.

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

An online register book may be signed at

Clayton Edward Phillips, 78, Dalton, Ga.

Mr. Clayton Edward Phillips, 78, of Dalton passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome.

He was the son of the late Erskin and Cora Haas Phillips and was preceded in death by his brothers, Calvin Phillips and Raymond Phillips.

Clayton is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Bertie "Jean" Russell Phillips of Dalton; children, Mark Johnson, Frank Perkins and Bobby Phillips of Dalton, Robin (Marty) Oglesby of Ringgold, Jesse Lee, Billy Lee and Mike Lee of Dalton, Tina Foshee of Chattanooga and Kimberly Rhoden of Alabama; sister, Nancy Noblitt of Dalton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Services: Saturday at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Love Funeral Home.

Burial: Swamp Creek cemetery.

Visitation: Friday from 5 until 9 at Love Funeral Home.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

LOVE FUNERAL HOME, 706-278-3313.