Patricia Ann Jones Martin, 46, Ringgold, Ga.

Patricia Ann Jones Martin, 46, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.

A native of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, she has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 29 years and was formerly of Macon, Georgia. Patricia was an employee of Warranty Title in Chattanooga, TN. for 12 years and was of the Baptist faith.

She is preceded in death by her father, Willie Elton Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Martin Jr. of Ringgold, GA.; son, Tabryne Anthony Martin of Ringgold, GA.; mother and Step father, Johnnie Alton Loveless and Jay Loveless Jr. of Dearing, GA.; mother-in-law, Christine Pauline Noble of Ringgold, GA.; sister, Angela Lee Forester of Lacrosse, VA.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chester Edwards officiating.

Interment: Gordy Memorial Gardens.

Visitation: 3-8 Wednesday and 9 A.M. until funeral time Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has setup an account for Tabryne Martin’s Education at Southern Heritage Bank, 2021 Hamilton Place Blvd. Suite A, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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

An online register book may be signed at

Barbara Jean Trotter Bowman, 83, Ringgold, Ga.

Barbara Jean Trotter Bowman, 83, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Friday, February 9, 2018.

Formerly of Vivian, Louisiana, she has resided in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Ringgold, Georgia area for the past 48 years and has spent the remainder of her last three years at Martin Boyd Christian Home.

She leaves behind to cherish her loving memory her children, Vicki (Bill) Melhorn of Chattanooga, TN; Tim (Laurie) Bowman of Flintstone, GA; and Anita Kay Bowman of Ringgold, GA.; beloved sister Kay White of White Oak, TX; Brothers Bert Trotter of Vivian, LA; and Lanny Trotter of Vivian, LA. and a beloved sister-in-law, Anita Bowman Banadayga of Portland, OR.; five Grandchildren, Josh (Erin) Melhorn of Signal Mountain, TN; Tim (Megan) Bowman of Chattanooga, TN; Lyndi (Julio) Berrones of Nashville, TN; and Noah and Nicholas Ankar of Ringgold, GA.; two great grandchildren, Ally and Eden Melhorn; and numerous loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Martin Boyd Christian Home, or Hospice of Chattanooga.

Graveside services: 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Bro. Charlie Cochran officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to a very loving friend, and caregiver, Marsha Kidd, also the incredible staff at Martin Boyd Christian Home, and Hospice of Chattanooga for their compassionate care.

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

An online register book may be signed at

Roger Bandy, 76, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Roger Bandy, 76, of Port Charlotte, Florida peacefully passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 with his loving children Tina and Michael by his side.

Roger was introduced to this world by Lloyd Gordon Millard Bandy and Pauline Ramey on November 3, 1942 in Lafayette, GA. Roger retired honorably from the U. S. Navy after 17 years of dedicated service to his country at the rank of Engineman Chief Petty Officer and remained a true patriot throughout his life. Roger was exceptionally proud to have served with the Naval Advisory Group in Vietnam from July 4, 1967 through June 28, 1968. Following retirement from the Navy, Roger moved back to Lafayette and served his community as a Detective for Sheriff Ralph Jones. Roger served the community as Manager of the Lafayette City Water and Gas Department. Roger and his devoted and Loving wife, Ruby of 49 years, traveled the U.S. in their motor home. They were able to enjoy each other and share wonderful memories and adventures. Roger and Ruby then settled in Port Charlotte, Florida near their son, Michael where they spent their remaining years. Being a man of True integrity, Roger will be missed dearly by all who loved and knew him.

Survivors include his loving daughter, Tina (Greg) and Son, Michael; Grandchildren, Chris, Cori (Jamie), Morgan (Josh), Shelby and Nicholas and great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Van, Ian, Skyler, Joshua and Jaylyn.

Interment: At a later date by the family at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale #110 Ft. Myers, Florida 33919 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

Friends may visit online at to sign the memorial book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.