Obituaries

These are obituaries published in the April 19, 2017, editions of the Walker County Messenger and Catoosa County News.

Nell Morris Dunn, 82, LaFayette

Nell Morris Dunn, of LaFayette, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was 82.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Dunn; son, Jim Dunn and daughter, Jean Ann Dunn.

Survivors include: daughter, Debbie (Jerry) Thompson of Lookout Mountain; son, Skipper Dunn of Rock Spring; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Singleton of Orlando, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday, from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral service: Wednesday, April 12 at 2 p.m. at Center Point Baptist Church with Pastor Terry Roberson officiating.

Burial: Center Point Cemetery.

Online guestbook available at wallis-wilbanksfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Clifford Arlie Osborne, 61, Rossville

Clifford Arlie Osborne, of Rossville, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 7, 2017. He was 61.

Arlie was born on March 11, 1956 in Gauley Bridge, W.Va., and grew up in Clay County, W.Va.

He loved playing trombone for Marshall University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He went on to receive his Masters in Religious Education from Temple Baptist Theological Seminary, and completed a doctoral program in Religious Education at the American College of Metaphysical Theology, among numerous other academic and professional qualifications.

Arlie worked as a technology specialist for Catoosa County Schools, where he was employed for over 30 years, having started as a custodian. Easily recognizable in his 1987 gray Dodge pick-up truck, he loved tinkering with technology, his vegetable garden, cooking for friends and family, woodworking, playing and listening to gospel music, handing out Moon Pies and making Christmas CDs all year round. He was a long-time supporter of Peoples Baptist Church, pastored by his friend Woody Gray, in West Virginia, and was a member of Hamilton Baptist Church in Chattanooga. He enjoyed attending Immanuel Baptist Church and Woodstation Baptist Church.

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8), was one of the scriptures he loved most, and he wanted his life to honor his savior Jesus Christ. Always cheerful, Arlie would not view his homecoming to be with the Lord as an occasion to be mourned.

He is preceded in death by his father, Clifford Arlie Osborne.

Survivors include: his daughter, Schyler (Steve Whiteside) Osborne; mother, Stella Mae Osborne; sisters, Barbara Dorsey, Karen (Charles) Amey and Kathy (Archie) White; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the service time in the South Crest Chapel.

Funeral service: Wednesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Ken Herring officiating.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Martha Frances ( Hutton) Tabor, 88, Rossville

Martha Frances ( Hutton) Tabor, a 48 year resident of Rossville, Ga., passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Newnan, Ga. She was 88.

Mrs. Tabor was an avid gardener and cherished her family beyond measure. She was a proud American and enjoyed sewing, crafts, bingo and was the family’s genealogist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Faye Hutton; husband, Earl J. Tabor; sons, Thomas E. Tabor and Earl D. Tabor; daughter, Earline Schneider and brothers, Robert Cupp and Wilbur Hutton Jr.

Survivors include: her children, James (Edna) Tabor, Janice (Jerry) Young, Richard Tabor, Steve (Karen) Tabor, Tony Tabor, Judy (Ricky) Dillard and Fran (Pamela Collins) Tabor; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A special thank you is extended to caretakers at Comfort Keepers of Ringgold and to the nurses and staff at Newnan Health & Rehabilitation for the love and care given to our mother.

Visitation: Monday, April 10, from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel.

Funeral service: Tuesday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Mark Smith officiating.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Julie Stargel, 66, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Julie Stargel, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, in a local hospital. She was 66.

Ms. Stargel was born on Aug. 27, 1950 and has resided in Chattanooga all of her life.

She enjoyed watching Tennessee Vols football, playing darts, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

She was employed with South Side Saloon & Bistro in Chattanooga, where she worked as a cashier.

She is preceded in death by her parents Daniel J. and Mary Elizabeth Holland.

Survivors include: her sons, Billy (Marla) Holland and John (Sonya) Stargel; daughters, Jenni (L.G.) Stargel and Jamie Stargel; partner, Mike Ashby; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A gathering of friends will be held from 2-6 pm on Saturday, April 15, at Lane South Crest Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be may made to www.gofundme.com/julie-stargel-memorial-fund.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Jasper W. "JW" Dodd Jr., 89, Fairview Community

Jasper W. "JW" Dodd Jr., of the Fairview Community went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was 89.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1927, to the late Jasper W. "Col." Dodd Sr. and Retta Mae Hise Dodd in Hamilton County.

JW was a 1945 graduate of Rossville High School. After his high school graduation JW entered into the United States Army serving as an Electrician at the end of World War II and preparing for Korea. After his Military discharge, JW attended the University of Chattanooga where he met his wife of 62 years. In 1950 he opened Dodd Brothers Gulf Full Service Gas Station and Garage in the Fairview Community and incorporated the Wrecker Service a few years later. JW loved what he did and he loved his community, never retiring, working for over 67 years. He was named a Rossville Fireman Emeritus. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church having served in numerous leadership roles. He was currently the church’s Treasurer and Trustee, and Deacon Emeritus. JW was a Mason and a member of the Tompkins Lodge 466 F&AM. JW was a pillar of the Fairview Community. He had a special gift and that was always doing for others. He would buy you a coke, give you a tootsie roll, give you a dollar to buy a hamburger, and he would drop off things if he heard you were sick. He was a warm, kind, had high moral values and was a gentleman in every way. He could be stubborn, but he kept his promises, faithfully lived his values and he honored commitment. He saw the good in others, he taught by example, and was a man of integrity. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Bridges Dodd; brother, Bill (Betty) Dodd; great-granddaughter, Sophie Tankersley and special nephews, Lane Bridges and Ben Bridges.

Survivors include: his children, Susan (Dewane) Tankersley of Flintstone, Mark (Sheree) Dodd of Fairview and Joe (Gayla) Dodd of Noble; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (India) Tankersley, Kevin (Courtney) Dodd, Jay Scott (DeGeorgea) Tankersley, Brooke Dodd, Joseph (Selah) Dodd, Jonathan Dodd and Jared Dodd; six great-grandchildren, Abi-Grace, Gisele, Hudson, Jasper, CJ and Wiley; nephew, Ronnie Dodd; niece, Marnie Dodd and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Phillip "Dynomite" Copeland, James Milling, Patsy McRae, Walter Norman, Montene and Pete Scott, Arthur Harris, Pete Brooks, Dan, Bob and Ed Mullis for their love and care for our dad after mom passed away.

Visitation: Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel.

Funeral service: Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Fairview Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Bennett officiating. Mr. Dodd will lie in state from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Burial: TN-GA Memorial Park with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

Honorary Pallbearers: will be the Dodd Brothers present and former employees and the local loafers.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fairview Baptist Church at 108 North Jenkins Road Rossville, GA 30741.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Reverend William "Bill" E. Zimmerman, 69, Ringgold

Reverend William "Bill" E. Zimmerman, of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was 69.

Bill was born on January 19, 1948 to the late Donald and Lillian Zimmerman in Gloversville, N.Y.

Bill served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and was in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 receiving numerous accommodations. He was an LPN having worked with Home Health, VA Hospital in Albany, N.Y., Erlanger Hospital, and Kindred Hospital.

Bill was an ordained Baptist Minister through Tri-County Baptist Temple. Throughout his ministry, Bill served as an Interim Pastor, he presented the gospel through his TV Ministry in upstate New York called the Word of Truth, and he taught at the Word For the World Bible Institute, later becoming the Administrator. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday school teacher while attending Anchor of Hope Baptist Church and New Covenant Community Church.

Bill had a tremendous sense of humor and he was affectionately known by many names including: Dad, Pop, PaPaw, Bompie, Doodles, Billy, Weasel, Will and Billsey. His passions in life were God, family, church, playing his guitar, writing songs and playing music. He had a passion for learning. He was an avid reader of Christian literature and he also wrote two small books. He was truly a man of God who loved his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Steven and Michael Zimmerman; grandmother, Pearl Eschler Andrist and nephews, Johnathan and Erin "Samuel" Zimmerman.

Survivors include: his wife of 34 years, Deborah Dawes Zimmerman; daughters, Erica Marie (Daniel) Fosman of Fonda, N.Y., Marianne Grace (Mike) Trendell of Springhill, Fla., Jennifer Elizabeth (Larry) Scott of Ringgold, Ga. and Jessica Lynn (Aaron) Barker of Albany, N.Y.; brothers, Donald (Dawn) Zimmerman of Beaufort, N.C. and George Zimmerman of Morehead City N.C.; sister, Sally Jones of Harkers Island, N.C.; half-brother, Gary VanNostrand; grandchildren, Christopher (Ashley) Trendell, Erica Trendell Wood, Daniel Trendell, Sarah Trendell, Anthony Fosman, Gracie Scott, Lily Kate Scott, Elizabeth Fiorillo, Ralphie Fiorillo, Nick Servidone and Madelyn Rose Barker; great-grandsons, Seth Wood and Liam Wood; "adopted" grandchildren into this family, Amber, Brenda and Magnolia Kelley, Colby Samples and Joy Honsinger; many other nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved sidekick, "Pokey".

Visitation: Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel.

Funeral service: Tuesday at 11a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. David Sampson and Rev. Larry Scott officiating.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Marine Corps and the VVA Chapter 203.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Parkway Baptist Church Missions Fund at 65 Stuart Road Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Kenneth Earl Brandenburg, 79, Lookout Mountain

Kenneth Earl Brandenburg, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away peacefully at the Hospice of Chattanooga Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was 79.

He was born in Mt. Sterling, Ky., to parents Kenneth C. and Mary Belle (Rice) Brandenburg, and was raised in Kentucky, Georgia, and New Jersey.

He attended the University of Kentucky and Georgia Tech, where he graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1960. After completing Officers Candidate School, he was stationed as a Naval Lieutenant in Alaska, was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his performance as a liaison officer during the Alaskan Earthquake of 1964, and was assigned as assistant resident officer in charge of reconstruction in Kodiak, Alaska after the earthquake.

Ken moved his family to Signal Mountain, Tenn. and began his long career as an architect with the firm Derthick & Henley (now Derthick Henley & Wilkerson) in 1966. Ken was highly respected in his profession, was the Tennessee AIA (American Institute of Architecture) president in 1975, Member Emeritus of the Chattanooga Chapter of CSI (Contractors Specification Institute), and was recognized in January 2017 as the longest active member of the Chattanooga chapter. The Ken Brandenburg Award is still the highest award given annually in recognition of outstanding service given to this chapter.

Ken was very involved with both the Signal Mountain and Chattanooga communities. Ken served on the committee to help save the Walnut Street Bridge and on the Chattanooga Opera Board. Ken was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga for many years and supervised the building of the second story of the current church building.

Ken's favorite spot was standing on a tennis court, and he cherished the comradery he experienced over many decades at the Racquet Club, Manker Patten Tennis Club and The Fairyland Club. He was infamous for his "dink" shot. He taught his son some valuable lessons on the court: never give up, fight to the end, and always be a gentleman. One of his Manker Patton friends stated he was always fun to be around, the type of person who could disagree with you without being disagreeable.

Survivors include: his wife, Anita (Mallicoat) Brandenburg; his sister, Mary Lynn Bradshaw (Lacy); his daughter, Wendy Brandenburg (Ryan) McNabb; his son, Eric Hamlin (Sandra) Brandenburg; his granddaughters Rebecca and Casey McNabb and grandson Trevor Brandenburg, his first cousin, Raymond (Betty) Hornback; his niece, Terilyn (Jim) Green; nephew Stephen (Kim)Bradshaw and his constant companion, Gabbye.

There will be a Celebration of Life and Reception held at the Fairyland Club on Friday April 28, 2017 at 3 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring their best "Brandenburg" story to share at the Celebration.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Mary Lou "Betty" Cross, 80, Rossville

Mary Lou "Betty" Cross, of Rossville, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was 80.

She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was a member of the Elkmont Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tenn.

She was a homemaker who loved her husband, children, and grandchildren dearly. She loved God, her church, shopping, working in her flower garden, and her pets Lucy and Baby. Mrs. Cross loved to be "on the go", she always had a smile on her face, and would never complain of anything. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, James "Little" Doyle Cross; mother, Marie Harris; sisters, Sandy Massengale and Judy Harris; grandmother, Mattie Raines; and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include: her husband of 62 years, James "Sonny" Cross; five children, Vickie McElhaney of Ringgold, Kenneth (Lori) Cross of Chattanooga, Billy Cross of Rossville, Steve Cross of Goodyear, Ariz. and Martha (Sutton) Johnson of Ringgold; brother, Lee Dorton Harris; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation: Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11a.m. until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel.

Funeral service: Tuesday, April 18 at 1p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Brother Johnny Hood officiating.

Burial: Lakewood South Memory Gardens.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Ruth Young Ross, 88, Chickamauga

Ruth Young Ross, of Chickamauga, Ga., passed away peacefully to meet her Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 12, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 88.

Mrs. Ross was a native of Central, S.C., but spent the greater part of her life in the Chickamauga and the Fairview Community of Rossville.

She was a proud graduate of the 1946 class of Gordon Lee High School and a member of Victory Baptist Church.

She was employed with Peerless Woolen Mill and Crystal Springs Bleachery for several years, was a huge Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed collecting recipes and couponing, and an honorary member of the Red Hat Society of Chattanooga.

Mrs. Ross was known as "Mama Ruth" to many of her neighborhood children and was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Young of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Verna Young of Chickamauga, Ga.; husband, Judson S. Ross Sr. and brother, James Young.

Survivors include: children, Nancy Ross Stinnett, Knoxville, Tenn., Winnie (Steve) Emrick, Chickamauga, Ga., Sherman (Debbie) Ross, Rockmart, Ga., Randy Ross, Knoxville, Tenn. And Jennifer (Troy) Renshaw, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Misty (David) Yows, Nita Slatton, Brooke (Steve) Triplett and Zack (Ashley) Ross; four great-grandchildren, Chloe Brady, Judson Triplett, Jenna Triplett and James Slatton; sister, Elizabeth Thompson; several cousins, nieces and nephews; dear friends, Betty Dobbs and Tula Mae Campbell.

Visitation: Friday, April 14, from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel.

Funeral service: Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Ernest Groce officiating.

Burial: for family only Monday at 2 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

A special thank you is extended to the wonderful caregivers at Parkside Nursing Home & Hearth Hospice.

Online guestbook available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Arrangements: South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Deborah Denise Johnson Threlkeld, 61, Tunnel Hill

Deborah Denise Johnson Threlkeld, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was 61.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Shaw Industries and a member of Glory Road Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her father, Richard Gurney Johnson and mother, Willie Hazel Bennett Johnson Lynn.

Survivors include: two sons, Richard (Meagan) Threlkeld of Tunnel Hill, Ga. and Philip (Kim) Threlkeld of Sharpsburg, Ga.; sister, Theresa Wengert of Ringgold, Ga.; three brothers, Rick Johnson, Tony Johnson and Howard Johnson all of Ringgold, Ga.; three grandchildren, Riley Threlkeld, Max Threlkeld and Hud Threlkeld; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Saturday, April 15, 12-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral service: will be held at 3 p.m.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold.

David Anthony Green, 53, Tunnel Hill

David Anthony Green, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was 53.

He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith.

He was employed as a machine operator at Southern Industrial fabrics and loved being outdoors, fishing and gardening. He was a loving son, father, grandfather and brother, who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include: his parents, Raymond and Della Green of Ringgold, Ga; daughters, Keisha (Stephen) Henry of Flintstone, Ga. and Whitney Roach of Chickamauga, Ga.; sister, Regina Roberson of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; brother, Jackie Green of Ringgold, Ga. and four grandchildren.

Visitation: Saturday, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial service: Saturday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel with Bro. Wendall Babb officiating.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Isaias "Sam" Alvarez, 87, Fort Oglethorpe

Isaias "Sam" Alvarez, of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was 87.

He was born in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, but lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was a member of St. Gerard’s Catholic Church.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War before retiring in 1970 after more than 23 years of service. After his military career he was employed with and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1990 after more than 10 years of service and dedication.

Sam enjoyed woodworking, being outdoors gardening and had a true passion for animals. His main focus in life was first and foremost his love for The Lord, his Wife, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving and devoted brother, husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ursula Alvarez and several siblings.

Survivors include: his daughters, Eva (Dale) Parks of Ooltewah, Tenn. and Susie Alvarez of Rossville, Ga.; brother, Manuela Alvarez of Fla.; two sisters, Chepita Alvarez of N. J. and Vita Alvarez of Puerto Rico; two grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and Dawn Parks and Amy and Ryan Long; great-grandchildren, Connor Parks, Gwyneth Parks and Emilia Rose Long and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation: from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial service: Saturday, April 15, at 1p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Father Bill Williams officiating.

Burial: Tuesday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Staff at Rosewood Assisted Living-Memory Care Unit, as well as Ashley Gorrell and Tapestry Hospice for their care and concern for the well being of Sam during this difficult time.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Talmon "Gene" Eugene Harbour, 66, Ringgold

Talmon "Gene" Eugene Harbour, of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday April 14, 2017. He was 66.

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during Vietnam, a former employee of Shaw Industries where he worked for 18 years and was a member of Cross Connection Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Talmon Brown and Selma Louise Scoggins Harbour.

Survivors include: his loving wife, Joy Sue Walker Harbour of Ringgold, Ga.; two sons, Chad Harbour of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Nick (Lorri) Harbour Millwood of Ringgold, Ga.; two sisters, Loise Carlton and Joyce Tindell both of Rock Spring, Ga.; two brothers, Dean Harbour of Rossville, Ga. and Gary Harbour of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until funeral time at the funeral home.

Funeral service: Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Joey Kelly officiating.

Burial: Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Gail Stoker, 70, LaFayette

Gail Stoker, of LaFayette, Ga., passed away Saturday, April 08, 2017. She was 70.

Gail was a member of the Chattooga Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mildred Jennings Bishop and step-son, Jerry Lamar Stoker Jr.

Survivors include: husband, Jerry Lamar Stoker of LaFayette; daughter, Tammie (Matt) Shoemaker of Ringgold; step-daughter, Kelly Sue Street of Ringgold; brother, Johnny (April) Bishop of Ala.; grandchildren, Caleb Foster and Emma Kate Shoemaker; step grandchildren, Cody and Ryan Street; step-great-grandchild, Dallas Street; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Private interment in Twin Oaks Cemetery.

Online guestbook available at wallis-wilbanksfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.