Joseph Alfred Yell Sr., 76, Winchester, Tenn.

Joseph Alfred Yell Sr., 76, of Winchester, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017.

A native of Palmer, Tennessee, he lived in the Ringgold area for several years. He attended New Hope Pentecostal Church in Ringgold and was a former employee of Ringgold Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Bennett Yell; and parents, Pless and Dora Green Yell.

He is survived by his son, Joseph "Joey" (Charlotte) Yell Jr. of Ringgold, GA.; grandson, Nathan Yell of Ringgold, GA.; three sisters, Orpha Mayfield of Woodstock, GA., Susie Holloway of Woodstock, GA., and Minnie Chosewood of Temple, GA.; two brothers, Ben Yell of Rossville, GA., and Johnny Yell of Bremen, GA.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 25, 2017 in the funeral home chapel.

Interment: Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Palmer, TN.

Visitation: 2-8 P.M. Friday and 9 A.M. until funeral time Saturday at the funeral home.

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

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Shirley Faye McMillan, 79, East Ridge, Tenn.

Shirley Faye McMillan, 79, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Shirley was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 18, 1938 to the late Joseph and Millie Harris. She attended Chattanooga Central High School and retired from Olan Mills in Chattanooga with over 47 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith, attended Temple Baptist Church in Chattanooga for over 20 years, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her two sisters, Marcine Lyons and JoAnn Barnes.

Survivors include her son, Jackson (Jan) Bennett Jr., daughters, Tina Hales and Mashonia Bales, eight grandchildren, Kelly, Kurt and Jake Bennett, Brandon Hales, LeAnn Madison Brady and Conner Bales.

Graveside service: 2:00 PM on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Lakewood Memory Gardens – South with Brother Bob McCoy officiating.

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Visitation: 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.