Obituaries

Mary Loretta Green Williams, 84, Ringgold

Mary Loretta Green Williams, 84, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Saturday September 2, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.

A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a Ringgold High School graduate class of 1950, a former employee of Dixie Yarn and was of the Baptist faith. Mary enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and flowers, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Ottis Williams; infant son, Robin Leslie Williams; parents, Thomas and Nola Land Green; and sister Marjorie Holland.

She is survived by two children, Kenny (Lisa) Williams of Ringgold, GA., and Lea Dawn (Todd) Craig of Ringgold, GA.; sister, Barbara Rudell of Montgomery, Texas; five grandchildren, Nolan, Logan and Ethan Williams and Kayce and Ally Craig; three great grandchildren, Brody, Orrin and Buck Williams; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services: 11:00 A.M. Monday September 4, 2017 at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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

The family would like to thank Cindy Jones with Hearth Hospice for all she has done for Mary and the family.

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

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Bruce James "BJ" Hoette, Ringgold

BJ, born January 12, 1950, entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, September 1, 2017.

He spent his entire life touching the lives of everyone he met. BJ served his country in the United States Air Force. After retiring from a career in construction management, he regularly volunteered at Memorial Hospital with his loving wife - comforting patients, families and staff. BJ was a very active member of St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church.

Beloved husband to Judy (Corn) Hoette, BJ will forever be remembered by his most precious daughter Megan, devoted brothers; Greg (Mary), Rob (Kay) and Kevin (Mary); sister-in-law Jane Corn, most loving and caring uncle to nephews and nieces and countless special friends.

Memorial mass: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 am at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in Fort Oglethorpe, followed by a reception in the Parish Life Center.

The family requests donations to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation - Rettsyndrome.org, St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church or charity of your choice.

For his family and friends in St. Louis, MO, a memorial mass will be held at a later date that will be published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Homes - Ringgold Chapel.

Online register book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Emme Nicole Dunaway, 28, Chickamauga

Emme Nicole Dunaway, 28, of Chickamauga passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017.

She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was always helping others when needed.

Survivors include her father, Donnie Lee Dunaway; mother & step-father, Lynn Morrie & Billy Burrow; sons, Evan Dunaway and Gavin Dunaway and brother Cain Parker Wells all of North Georgia.

Services and burial: Private.

Visitation: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Mary Loretta Green Williams, 84, Ringgold

Mary Loretta Green Williams, 84, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Saturday September 2, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.

A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a Ringgold High School graduate class of 1950, a former employee of Dixie Yarn and was of the Baptist faith. Mary enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and flowers, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee Ottis Williams; infant son, Robin Leslie Williams; parents, Thomas and Nola Land Green; and sister Marjorie Holland. She is survived by two children, Kenny (Lisa) Williams of Ringgold, GA., and Lea Dawn (Todd) Craig of Ringgold, GA.; sister, Barbara Rudell of Montgomery, Texas; five grandchildren, Nolan, Logan and Ethan Williams and Kayce and Ally Craig; three great grandchildren, Brody, Orrin and Buck Williams; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services: 11:00 A.M. Monday September 4, 2017 at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

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

The family would like to thank Cindy Jones with Hearth Hospice for all she has done for Mary and the family.

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

Margie Eunice Griffith Schmitt, 80, Rossville

Margie Eunice Griffith Schmitt, 80 of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 1, 2017.

She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was a member of Pathway Baptist Church. She was active in her church and was always going above and beyond for those she loved. She was a wonderful cook and a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bill Campbell, Geneva Henley, Eula May Hedges and Albert Griffith.

Survivors include her loving husband of more than 56 years, Leon Schmitt; children, Cindy & (Jerry) Lowery and Keith Schmitt all of Rossville, GA; sisters, Christine Davis of Murfreesboro, TN, Edna Higgins of Rossville, GA and Eloise Grimes of East Ridge, TN; 2 grandchildren, Tiffany & (Courtney) Johnson and Zach Byers; 4 great grandchildren, Jax, Riley & Cooper Johnson and Brylee Byers and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family & friends.

Funeral services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Mark Smith officiating.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation: 3-8 p.m. on Monday and prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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