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Chapman Road in Ringgold to close for storm water maintenance Feb. 14
 
 02.08.17

The city of Ringgold has announced it will close down a portion of Chapman Road off U.S. Highway 41 as part of a storm water maintenance project.

The Chapman Road entrance between the Sonic and Spencer B's BBQ restaurants will begin its closure on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and could last a couple of months.

For years, that portion of Chapman Road has flooded during heavy rainfall, causing residents in the Callaway Farms neighborhood

to have to find an alternate route going to and from home.

The flooding has also at times created water issues along the portion of U.S. Highway 41 in front of Chapman Road.

City officials have been working with Catoosa County for some time on a joint project to remedy the issue by raising the road to alleviate some of the creek water that builds up under Chapman Road.

The council awarded the $920,919 bid for the project in November to Rossville-based Talley Construction, with funding contributions from both the Georgia Department of Transportation, and Catoosa County.

The bid includes paving and striping on U.S. 41, the addition of three concrete box culverts to Chapman Road, and the raising of the road.

"The closure is due to the installation of a storm water structure, and the raising of the road by two feet," City Manager Dan Wright said. "This will help during flash flooding events."

Residents will still be able to access the Chapman Road area through the north entrance, which exists a little further down U.S. 41 across from Bailey's BBQ.

According to Talley Construction's project manager, Tony Wardlaw, the work is expected to run through March.

"We will begin the detour February 14, and it will last approximately 45 days," Wardlaw said.

A6 – THE CATOOSA COUNTY NEWSWednesday, February 8, 2017


James Edward Parks, 89, Ringgold
 02.08.17

James Edward Parks, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Tuesday January 31, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Pig House Cabinets where he worked for 50 years and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Ramona Dunn Parks; parents, Samuel Wallace and Sudie Mae Miller Parks; three children, Edward Parks, Janie Chard and Lamar Parks; sister, Johnnie Mae Thornton; and great grandson, Dalton Brown. He is survived by three children, Linda (Larry) Templeton of Ringgold, GA., Sherry (Harold) Peters of LaFayette, GA., and Ronnie (Mary) Parks

of Chickamauga, GA.; seven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday February 3, 2017 at Anderson Cemetery with Larry Templeton officiating. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.


Katherine Wheeler Vaughn, Ringgold
 02.08.17

Katherine Wheeler Vaughn of Ringgold went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She was previously employed with Sweetwater Rug Company for more than 15 years and was completely devoted to her church, singing in a Trio and working with the children in Bible Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will & Katie Wheeler; son, Forest Raymond Vaughn; sister, Jewell Whitehead and brothers, George, Joe, Floyd, Marion, Jim, and Nagle Wheeler.

Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel with Bro. Danny Henson officiating. Burial will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes, Ringgold, GA. Carolyn Jones Minty Brooks, 86, a long time Lookout Mountain resident, died on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Minty was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1930. She attended Germantown Friends School and Colby Sawyer Junior College. She married William (Bill) Brooks, also from Philadelphia, in 1950. Together, they lived in Philadelphia, Chicago and Lookout Mountain.

In addition to being a devout Christian and loving mother of four children, Minty enjoyed bridge, tennis, painting, gardening and volunteering. She was active in the Girl Scouts, the Experiment in International Living and The Church of the Good Shepherd for forty years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Ross Jones, her parents, Ruth and Jay Jones, her beloved husband of 53 years, William (Bill) Brooks and her daughter, Cindy Brooks McCann.

She is survived by her three children, Bonny (David) Traylor of Birmingham, Alabama, Jay (Abbie) Brooks of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and Tina (Mitchell) Brown of Towson, Maryland; her eight grandchildren, Carrie Schade, Elizabeth and Elliott Traylor, Connor (Pete) Overbeek, Anna (John) Briody, Jay (Meredith) Brooks, Jr., Jamie and Parker Brown; and her four great grandchildren, Dylan Schade, Anna Louise and Jackson Overbeek and Jay Brooks, III.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Assisted Living for their loving care.

A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd on Lookout Mountain on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mtn., TN 37350 (423) 821-1587 or the Metropolitan Ministries, 1112 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 624-9650 or a charity of your choice.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.


Carolyn Jones Minty Brooks, 86, Lookout Mountain
 02.08.17

Carolyn Jones Minty Brooks, 86, a long time Lookout Mountain resident, died on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Minty was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1930. She attended Germantown Friends School and Colby Sawyer Junior College. She married William (Bill) Brooks, also from Philadelphia, in 1950. Together, they lived in Philadelphia, Chicago and Lookout Mountain.

In addition to being a devout Christian and loving mother of four children, Minty enjoyed bridge, tennis, painting, gardening and volunteering. She was active in the Girl Scouts, the Experiment in International Living and The Church of the Good Shepherd for forty years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Ross Jones, her parents, Ruth and Jay Jones, her beloved husband of 53 years, William (Bill) Brooks and her daughter, Cindy Brooks McCann.

She is survived by her three children, Bonny (David) Traylor of Birmingham, Alabama, Jay (Abbie) Brooks of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and Tina (Mitchell) Brown of Towson, Maryland; her eight grandchildren, Carrie Schade, Elizabeth and Elliott Traylor, Connor (Pete) Overbeek, Anna (John) Briody, Jay (Meredith) Brooks, Jr., Jamie and Parker Brown; and her four great grandchildren, Dylan Schade, Anna Louise and Jackson Overbeek and Jay Brooks, III.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Assisted Living for their loving care.

A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd on Lookout Mountain on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mtn., TN 37350 (423) 821-1587 or the Metropolitan Ministries, 1112 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 624-9650 or a charity of your choice.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.


Bessie Arline Marshall, 73, Chattanooga, Tenn.
 02.08.17

Bessie Arline Marshall, 73, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chattanooga.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Odie Elliott; brothers, Bill Elliot, Fred Ledford; sisters, Bernice Elliott, Beatrice Spurlock.

She is survived by her son, Ladd (Sara) Marshall, Jr.; sister, Rev. Betty Joy Stickle; grandchildren, Rebecca and Garret Marshall.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 2nd from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral will be held on Friday at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel with Dr. Thomas Quisenberry officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the First Baptist Church of Chattanooga.


Gladys Constance Hannah, 91, Fort Oglethorpe
 02.08.17

Gladys Constance Hannah, 91, of Fort Oglethorpe, GA. passed away, Monday, January 30, 2017. A constant caregiver, she was of the Baptist faith and was an RN at Erlanger for 30 plus years. She also volunteered at the VFW for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Hannah; son, Robert Guffey; grandson, Robert Gaston.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Gaston and Diane (Robert) Shepherd; grandchildren, Stephen (Cynthia) Gaston, Karen Gaston, Chip Connally, Todd Shepherd, Robbie (Susan) Shepherd, Angie (Arthur) Blake and great grandchildren, Brandi, Alec and Bo Gaston, Coty Gaston, Jordan and Jayden Connally, Gaven and Bryce Shepherd, Reese, Christian and Alyssa Blake.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 3rd, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.


James Edward Parks, 89, Ringgold
 02.08.17

James Edward Parks, 89, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Tuesday January 31, 2017.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Pig House Cabinets where he worked for 50 years and was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Ramona Dunn Parks; parents, Samuel Wallace and Sudie Mae Miller Parks; three children, Edward Parks, Janie Chard and Lamar Parks; sister, Johnnie Mae Thornton; and great grandson, Dalton Brown.

He is survived by three children, Linda (Larry) Templeton of Ringgold, GA., Sherry (Harold) Peters of LaFayette, GA., and Ronnie (Mary) Parks of Chickamauga, GA.; seven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday February 3, 2017 at Anderson Cemetery with Larry Templeton officiating.

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


Wanda G. Revels, 73, Rossville
 02.08.17

Wanda G. Revels, 73, of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family

Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


Roy D. Sherrill, 84, Fort Oglethorpe
 02.08.17

Roy D. Sherrill, 84, a longtime resident of Ft. Oglethorpe, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida.

A native of Dalton, Georgia, Mr. Sherrill was the son of the late Earl and Mary Sherrill, was of the Pentecostal faith, and was an avid bowler. He was a retired small business owner in Chattanooga & Sarasota, was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict, and was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Frances Martin Sherrill and son, Mark Thomas Sherrill, both in 2012.

Survivors include his sons, Ricky (Peggy) Sherrill of Sarasota, FL, and Robert Allen Sherrill of Chattanooga; daughters, Pamela (Dan) Buck of Palmetto, FL, and Kim (Patrick) Kaliher of Loganville, GA; brother, James Carroll Sherrill of Chattanooga; fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online guestbook at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held Monday, February 6th at 12:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Craig Westbrook officiating.

There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.

Online guestbook available at lanesouthcrestchapel.com.

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