Marvin Franklin "Poodler" Stone, 82, Lookout Mountain

Marvin Franklin "Poodler" Stone, 82, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Stone was born to the late James & Thelma Stone and spent his entire life in the West Brow community of Lookout Mountain. He was a self-employed carpenter, attended the West Brow Holiness Church, and enjoyed fishing, flying model airplanes, camping, and being in the outdoors. Marvin was preceded in death by his daughter, Rhonda Mitchell, son, Tim Price, brother, James "Buck" Stone, and sister, Gertrude Dabbs.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Wanda Price Stone; children, Marlene Mashburn, Marlon Stone, Jamie Stone, & Chris Stone; sister, Ruth "Suby" Clark; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the West Brow Holiness Church with Brother Mark Finlayson officiating.

Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery.

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Visitation: Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the West Brow Holiness Church.

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

Cindy Alexander Pike, 47, LaFayette

Cindy Alexander Pike, 47, of LaFayette, GA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was a former Girl Scout Leader and an avid softball player. Cindy played softball from her childhood into her adult life and was a softball Coach in the North Georgia area.

She was an amazing wife and mother, she will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Johnnie and Edna Wilbanks Alexander, and an older sister, Debbie Silvey.

She is survived by a loving husband of twenty years, Steve Pike, and daughter, Lauren Pike, of Lafayette; one nephew, Alex Silvey.

Visitation: Friday, August 4th from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday up to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Graveside service: Saturday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the Lakewood Memory Garden South Cemetery with Chaplain, Charles Cochran officiating. Interment will follow.

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

Betty Miller Puckett, 85, Fort Oglethorpe

Betty Miller Puckett, 85, of Ft Oglethorpe, GA, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family.

She was preceded death by her husband of 46 years, James Robert Puckett. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Earle Miller, Sr and Mattie Parker Miller, of Tiftonia, Tennessee. Also preceding her in death was one elder sister, Marianne Miller, who passed away at a tender age in Nashville, Tennessee.

Miss Betty as she came to be known was member at Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist since 1955. She taught children’s Sunday School for many years while her daughters were young, then eventually moved to teach the Women’s Sunday School classes, Gleaners, Naomi, T.E.L, Miriam and finally Lydia classes. She was a leader of Girls in Action for a number of years. She was active with the Women’s Missionary Union and Keenagers through her much loved First Baptist family. Betty was a highly successful Avon Sales Representative for 35 years. She reached the President’s Club for record sales each year she worked. She was known as the Avon Lady of Ft Oglethorpe because she went to so many businesses as well as homes for many years.

Betty and her husband, Robert enjoyed many years of doing business as antique dealers and buying and reselling of all types of collectibles and merchandise. They ran a store in Ringgold called the Antique Trader for 10 years, and then began going each year to the long running yard sale on Highway 127. They also did estate sales for families, a job she continued to do on her own after Robert passed away in 1997. Betty and Robert were charter members and leaders of the local chapter of the National Avon Association Collectors Club. They traveled to ten cities across the United States for annual meetings of the Convention of the Collector’s Clubs. Betty was first to volunteer to help any neighbor, friend, family member, or church family member that she felt had a need. Her quick sense of humor and charming wit could bring a smile and laugh to everyone. She loved to share her love of Jesus with anyone.

Betty is survived by her brother, Thomas E Miller, Jr. Also surviving to cherish her memories are her three daughters, Brenda Grammer, (Rick) of Rossville, GA, Virginia Grant, (the late Blaine), of Ft Oglethorpe, GA, Beverly Phillips, (Mike) of Ringgold, GA. She leaves four beautiful granddaughters, Lynne Mashburn, (Andy) of Cummings, GA, Laura Grant of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, Maria Phillips (Joe Kerns) of Chattanooga, TN, and Libby Underwood, (Will) of Richmond, VA. Proudly honoring her memory is one grandson, James Phillips, of Ringgold, GA. Betty was very proud to have the special gift of two of life’s most treasured jewels, a great-granddaughter, Claire Mashburn, and a great-grandson, Jake Mashburn, of Cummings, GA. She proudly adopted Dorothea Ward, of Rossville, GA, as her one of own family for many years, and she survives as a daughter as well. She has several cousins and nieces and nephews out of town.

Funeral services: 12:30 PM on Monday, August 7, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Jason Thomas officiating.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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Visitation: 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Hailey Ann Stone, 18, Fort Oglethorpe

Hailey Ann Stone, 18, of Fort Oglethorpe, was greeted at the Gates of Heaven by her Lord and Savior early this morning, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. She attended Heritage High School and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Her legacy that she leaves behind is the love that she had for The Lord, always superseded everything else. She is now at rest in the arms of Jesus and her testimony will live on in those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her great grandfather, Harold "Pops" Camp; great grandmother, Pollie Newcome and cousin, Amber Gitgood.

Survivors include her father, Nathaniel Stone of Ringgold, GA; mother & step-father, April & Nick Bruce of Fort Oglethorpe, GA; brothers, Hayden Strickland, Ben Stone & Evan Bruce; sisters, Chloe Mullens and Emma Stone all of Ringgold, GA; grandparents, Dennis & Janet Mullens of Ringgold, GA, Hugh & Teresa Boyd of Rock Spring, GA and Pennie & Randy Stone of Ringgold, GA; numerous extended family & friends.

Funeral services: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Michael Kirby officiating.

Burial: Lakewood South Memory Gardens.

Visitation: After 5:00 p.m. on Friday and prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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