Linda "Darlene" Silvers, 65, Rossville, Ga.

Linda "Darlene" Silvers, 65 of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

She had lived in the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas for most of her life and was a member of The City Church in Chattanooga. Darlene loved traveling with her family, going to the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands were just a couple of her favorite places to visit. She loved singing gospel music and spending time with her family & friends is what brought joy to her heart. She was employed with Chick-Fil-A for more than 10 years and also worked at Park Place Restaurant for more than 11 years. She was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be truly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Garner and son, Timothy Scott Hampton.

Survivors include her loving husband of more than 41 years, Charles Silvers of Rossville, GA; father, Earl Vogel Garner of Ringgold, GA; two children, Tina Lynn Hampton of Chattanooga, TN and Charles Edward Silvers, Jr. of Rossville, GA; brother & sister-in-law, Randy & Cindy Ball of Ringgold, GA; 3 grandchildren, Britney Thomas, Chris Thomas and T.J. Hampton; great granddaughter, Emma Downey and numerous extended family & friends.

Visitation: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from noon til 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services and burial will be private.

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

George W. Merciers, 77, Chattanooga, Tenn.

George W. Merciers, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in a local hospital.

He was born on January 1, 1940 in Chattanooga to the late Harold and Mamie Merciers and was a graduate of Rossville High School. Mr. Merciers served his country having served in the U.S. Air Force for three years and retiring from the U.S. Navy following twenty years of service. He pursued a career as a multi-craft industrial maintenance technician and retired from the Mueller Corporation after twenty years of employment. Mr. Merciers was a member and Past-Master of the Lookout Valley Masonic Lodge #673 F&AM, attended the New Haven Church of God in Chickamauga, enjoyed bowling, golfing, and talking to everyone. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of thirty years, Melva Jane Merciers, and four brothers.

Survivors include his sons, Eric (Lynn) Merciers of Elizabethtown, KY, Andy (Pam) Merciers of Chattanooga, and Sam (Meghan) Merciers of Florence, AL; step-sons, Mark (Missi)Mc Clung and David (Vanessa) McClung; sister, Vannie Sue Johnson; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces & nephews.

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Funeral services: Saturday, October 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel.

Interment: Lakewood Memory Gardens, South with full military honors.

Visitation: Friday 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.