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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:14 pm

Jake M. Patterson, 81, Lookout Valley

Jake M. Patterson, of Lookout Valley, Tenn., passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was 81.

Mr. Patterson was a native of Jefferson County, Tenn., and spent the past 40 years in the Chattanooga area.

He was employed as a driver with Chemical Leamon Tank Lines for more than 40 years until his retirement.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Patterson served as a medic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

He loved hunting, fishing and spending time watching his grandchildren play ball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Laura Patterson; son, John Scott Patterson; daughter, Kimberly Sue Patterson; one brother and one sister.

Survivors include: His loving wife of 61 years, Bonnie Patterson; daughters, J.P. (Bobby) Gatlin and Gino (Eddie) Delay; grandchildren, Nick (Kara) Gatlin, Jake Gatlin and Austin "Porky" Delay; great-grandson, Jaxson Gatlin; brother, David Patterson; sisters, Miriam Faye Baldwin, Hope Carr and Melinda Satterfield and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Sunday, Oct. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at South Crest Chapel.

Graveside service: Monday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens West with Minister George Cupp officiating.

Online guest book available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Bobby Jean Westmoreland, 42, Chattanooga

Bobby Jean Westmoreland, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. He was 42.

He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member of Rossville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Reece.

Survivors include: His mother, Frida Grimes of Chattanooga; children, Brittany Taylor of Fort Oglethorpe, Chantel Medlin of Rossville and Selena Westmoreland of Chattanooga; two grandchildren; dearest friends, Bridgett and Charles Shirley and Jake Stone and godson, Isaiah Shirley.

Visitation: Monday, Oct. 17, from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorial service: Monday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at Rossville Church of Christ with Minister Jack James officiating.

Burial will be private.

Online guest book available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Leslie Moreland, 83, Rossville

Leslie Moreland, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was 83.

He was originally from Whiteside, Tenn., and joined the U. S. Army in 1953 at the age of 19. He was a 1st Sgt. with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky., and after serving his family and country for more than 20 years he retired in 1973 at the age of 39

He served three years in Germany, one year in Korea and then served during Vietnam from 1967 to 1969.

1st Sgt. Moreland was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was presented a ceremonial certificate by area veterans for his service to our country. Leslie and Sue were married for more than 60 years and served our country side by side. When he would go overseas, she kept the home and children safe and ready for his return.

They were a solid, happy couple with a beautiful family. Leslie was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Moreland Keef and Jim Moreland; son, Kenneth Moreland Sr.; brothers, James, Coye and Charles and sister, Katherine.

Survivors include: His loving wife of more than 60 years, Sue Dagnan Moreland of Rossville; daughters, Diana Moreland of Rossville, Leslie (Phil) Hill of LaFayette; son, Timothy M. (Tina) Moreland of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sister, Margie (Joe) Johannson of Fayetteville, N.C.; nine grandchildren, James, Jason S., Kenneth Moreland Jr., Amanda, Kristen, Sarah, Jason H, Allyson and Erin; 22 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 19, after 5 p.m., all day Thursday and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral service: Friday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Minister Darryl Vaughn officiating.

Burial: Hooker Cemetery, Dade County, Ga.

Online guest book available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Jeffrey Lebron Holloway, 53, Rossville

Jeffrey Lebron Holloway, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. He was 53.

Mr. Holloway was born Sept. 25, 1963, in Marion County.

He served his country in the Army from 1980 to1983. He enjoyed listening to country music and watching western movies.

He is preceded in death by his father, John W. Holloway; grandparents, Hester and William Holloway and Alex and Rose Kilgore.

Survivors include: His daughter, Sydney Holloway; mother, Doris Tapley; stepmother, Carolyn Holloway; sister, Angela (Steve) Ridings; nieces and nephews, Whitney (Richard) Sailors, Zack Galloway, Destiny and Austin McDaniel; two great-nieces, one great-nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Graveside service: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Online guest book available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Stanley Ray Wright

Stanley Ray Wright, our Marine warrior, fought his last fight Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the U. S. Marine Corps. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Ooh Rah!

Stanley lived his whole life in the North Georgia area. He loved camping, hiking and hunting, but most of all, his Auburn Tigers-War Eagle! He was a man of few words, but had a deep heart. He spoke with honesty and wisdom, and was known to be a hard worker who cared deeply about his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Homer E. and Irene C. Wright.

Survivors include: His loving wife of 45 years, Janice Blevins Wright; three daughters, Kristi (Jeff) Caissie, Kellie (Jason) McLeod and Karen (Darrel) Cross; five beautiful granddaughters that were the apple of his eye, Alisha Caissie, Auburn Pritchett, Kennedee Cross, Kyleigh Cross and Willow McLeod; two brothers, Eddie (Sandra) Wright and Larry (Donna) Wright; three sisters-in-law, Jane Young, Julia Sexton and Mary McPherson; brother-in-law, Larry Blevins; a very dear personal friend, Earlene Arthur Ward; a slew of nieces and nephews that were all dear to his heart and many wonderful friends that he loved.

Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel.

Funeral service: Thursday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at Lane South Crest Chapel with pastors Gene Strauss and Jon Bemis officiating.

Burial: Lakewood South Memory Gardens, with military honors.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Chattanooga, especially Doug Albriton and Judy Roden for their exceptional care for Stanley.

Online guest book available at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Mary Wright Montague Ferguson, 100, Chattanooga

Mary Wright Montague Ferguson, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died peacefully Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. She was 100.

She was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Chattanooga and grew up on Union Avenue, now a part of the McCallie campus (where students enjoyed it as a haven for bridge and occasional smoking).

She was a graduate of Bright School ('26), Girls Preparatory School ('31), attended Hollins College and graduated with a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia.

She was the daughter of the late Margaret Reid Peale of Crossroads, Va., and Robert Toombs Wright of Chattanooga.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Junior League of Chattanooga, National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Chickamauga Chapter, The Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lookout Mountain Garden Club.

She was active in the Red Cross Canteen during World War II, very active as a volunteer in Changed Lives, a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital Cancer Center and a volunteer at First Presbyterian Church and often a participant in their foreign mission trips.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norton Thayer Montague Jr., of Chattanooga and much later by her husband, Robert Thrift Ferguson of Charlotte, N.C. She was also preceded by her brother, John Peale Wright of Lookout Mountain; grandson, Dr. Charles Thayer Montague and grandson, Joseph Awerkamp.

Survivors include: Twin sons, Dr. Norton Thayer (Cynthia) Montague, III of Shoal Creek, Ala., and Dr. Robert Toombs Wright (Betsy) Montague of Elder Mountain; daughter, Mary Caroline (Robert) Awerkamp of Maple Hill, Kan.; 12 grandchildren, Margaret Montague (John Pollock), Robert (Kiran) Montague Jr., Mary Frances (Jason) Stone, Thayer (Carrie) Montague, Georgia (Hans) Baldau, Caroline Awerkamp, Virginia Madrid, Robert (Inger) Awerkamp, Louise Awerkamp, Marilyn (Aaron) Darakjy, Francis (Shannon) Awerkamp and Mary Awerkamp; 48 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church Foreign Missions, 554 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402; Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P.O. Box 338, Hixson, Tenn., 37343; or the charity of your choice.

Very recently, while in declining health she asked for pen and paper and wrote, "We will now help each other to serve God." This statement is a fine example of her belief and how she lived her life.

Online guest book available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

David Wayne Clark, 57, Ringgold

David Wayne Clark, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at his residence. He was 57.

A native of Ormond Beach, Fla., he lived in the Ringgold area most of his life. He was a member of Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, a former employee of American General where he worked for seven years and was the owner-operator of Husband for Hire since 1996.

David was a Civil War relic scuba diver and was an antique car enthusiast.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alvin Gordon Clark and brother, Garry Lamar Clark Sr.

Survivors include: His loving wife of 37 years, Jeanine Fauscett Clark of Ringgold; son, Jason (Rachel) Clark of Ringgold; mother, Georgia Howard Clark of Ringgold; stepfather, Harry "Bud" Harbst of Harrisburg, Penn.; sister, Martha (Rick) Bean of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; two brothers, Bobby (Mary) Clark of Ringgold and Steven (Daniel) Clark-Gibson of Signal Mtn., Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services: Friday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Jay Tenney officiating. He will lie-in-state at the church from 1-2 p.m.

Burial: Keith Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online guest book available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

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