Obituaries

Katherine Elizabeth Carter, 18, Ringgold

Katherine Elizabeth (Katie Beth) Carter, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in an Atlanta, Ga., hospital. She was 18.

She was an honor graduate at Heritage High School, class of 2016, and was attending Jacksonville State University where she was majoring in early childhood education.

She was a member of City Church of Chattanooga where she volunteered in the church nursery because she loved children.

Her other passion was dancing and she was a member of the Scenic City Dance Center as well as a member of the Jacksonville State University Marching Ballerinas.

She loved her youth group at City Church, she loved to laugh and she loved her family, especially family game night, but above all she loved her Lord Jesus Christ.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: Her parents, Jason and Amy Carter of Ringgold; sister, Kimi Carter and brother, Jacob Daniel Carter and his fiancée, Rachel Rebne all of Ringgold; grandparents, James Daniel and Gayle Carter of Ringgold; Debbie and George Anthros of Canton, Ga., and Dan and Jane Green of Atlanta; uncles, Noah Green of Atlanta, Joey Anthros of Canton and Josh and Jennifer Carter of Bremen, Ga.

Visitation: Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4-7 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Funeral services: Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at City Church of Chattanooga.

There will be a private closing service at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up in Katie Beth’s honor at North Georgia Federal Credit Union in Ringgold.

Online Carter family guestbook available at ralphbuckner.com.

Arrangements: Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.

Joshua Allen Yarbrough, 30, Trion, Ga.

Joshua Allen Yarbrough, of Trion, Ga., passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. He was 30.

He resided most of his life in LaFayette, Ga.

He was a graduate of LaFayette High School class of 2004 where he was on the football team and the 2004 state championship wrestling team

He enjoyed working on his farm taking care of his horses, cows and pigs. He worked with his father and brother in their family business, Yarbrough & Sons Backhoe and Construction Company.

He was a member of Naomi Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Fay Yarbrough and Sherman Trammell.

Survivors include: His wife, Caroline Eiko Lewis Yarbrough of Trion; children, Delainey and Dauson Yarbrough both of Acworth, Ga., Helena Yates of LaFayette, Aubryanna and Madison Price both of Trion; parents, Allen and Patricia Diane Yarbrough; sister, Crystal (Michael) Day, Matthew (Ashley) Yarbrough all of LaFayette; grandfather, Wesley A. Yarbrough of Flintstone, Ga.; nieces, Zoe and Zana Day, Mikaela and Makinley Lewis and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation: Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 3-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral service: Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. at Naomi Baptist Church with Pastor Garland Hullender and Pastor Randy Hardin officiating.

Burial: Naomi Cemetery.

Online register book at wilsonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette Chapel.

James Edgar Howard, 80, Ringgold

James “Jim” Edgar Howard, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. He was 80.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

He was a retired employee of Crane Company in Chattanooga where he worked for 22 years and last worked with David Mills Construction where he worked for 15 years.

Jim loved working on his farm and taking care of his cows, but most of all he was a great husband, father and grandfather who always took care of his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Jennie Rose Quinn Howard; daughter, Lisa Fay Howard; three sisters, Pearl Clark, Margaret Cooper and Dorothy Ware and three brothers, Robert “Bob,” James “Buster” and John Howard.

Survivors include: His loving wife of 57 years, Mary Cox Howard of Ringgold; four children, Kenneth (Tina) Howard, Randy (Melissa) Howard, Doyle Howard and Rose Mary (Homer) Knight all of Ringgold; three sisters, Georgia May Clark of Ringgold, Ethel May Rule of Hixson, Tenn., and Martha Nell Boyer of Cleveland, Tenn.; brother, Roy Howard of Ringgold; nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Kevin) Howard, Dusty (Jacqueline) Howard, Cody Howard, Homer Knight, Lois Howard, John Knight, Loura Knight, Matthew Rhodes and Marlena Rhodes; great-granddaughter, Chloe Schultz and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 4-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until funeral time at the funeral home.

Funeral service: Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Neal Hasty officiating.

Burial: Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family would like to thank their neighbors and friends for all they have done for the family during this time.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Ruby Lee Thacker Wright, 91, Ringgold

Ruby Lee Thacker Wright, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. She was 91.

A native of Cartersville, Ga., she lived in the Ringgold area for the past 49 years and was formerly of Rome, Ga.

Ruby was a former employee of Dixie Yarns where she worked for 10 years and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Samuel Wright; parents, Arthur and Emma Woodall Thacker and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include: Two children, Cindy (Doug) Lewis of Ringgold and Ron (Donna) Wright of Lagrange, Ga.; sister, Gertrude Garrett of Rome, Ga.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral service: Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Don Self officiating.

Burial: East View Cemetery in Rome, Ga.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Dorothy Leona Crane, 70, Chattanooga

Dorothy Leona Crane, of Chattanooga, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. She was 70.

She lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was a member of Kelly’s Ferry Church of God.

Dorothy loved being outdoors, working in her garden and had a passion for roses. She also enjoyed cross-stitching and working crossword puzzles. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother that will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Lee and Stella Marie Long; husband, Talmon Leland Crane and two brothers, Junior Long and Ed Long.

Survivors include: Her daughter, Leona Goff of Walker County, Ga.; sons, Rev. David (Tami) Crane of Hixson, Tenn., and Talmage Crane of Chattanooga; five brothers, Grady Long of Shreveport, La., Alvin (Dora) Long of Chattanooga, Jimmy (Pam) Long of Lookout Valley, Johnny (Patricia) Long of Walker County and Robert (Laurie) Long of Lookout Valley; sister, Barbara Hunter of Lookout Valley; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Visitation: Sunday, Sept. 4, after 3 p.m. and prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral service: Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 1 a.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with her son, Rev. David Crane and Chaplain Ray Mabe officiating.

Burial: Lakewood West Memory Gardens.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Sewell Wayne Dendy, 82, LaFayette

Sewell Wayne Dendy, of LaFayette, Ga., passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. He was 82.

He was born in Chattooga County to the late Sewell Ellis and Ila Geneva Cohen Dendy.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant E-8, where he served for 23 years. After retiring from the Army he went to work for the Georgia Department of Corrections and retired after 19 years of service.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Daphne Dendy and his brother, Joel Thomas Dendy.

Survivors include: His chosen children, Ross (Ginger) Bryant of Gaithersburg, Md., Rich (Melinda) Bryant of LaFayette, Ga., and Kim (Mark) Bryant Travis of Dayton, Tenn.; sisters, Juanita Poe of Huntsville, Ala., and Corrine Wallin of LaFayette; brother, Larry Dendy of Summerville, Ga.; grandchildren, Matthew, Macy, Zach, Jamison, Mattie, Jenna Bryant, Ben and Andrew Travis and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services: Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m., graveside at LaFayette Memory Gardens.

Online register book at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette Chapel.

Margaret Bryant McRae, 82, Conyers, Ga.

Margaret Bryant McRae, of Conyers, Ga., passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at her home at the Remington House in Conyers, after an extended illness. She was 82.

Margaret was born April 6, 1933, in Summerville, Ga., daughter of the late Edgar Lee and Carrie Hood Bryant.

She thoroughly enjoyed music and playing the piano and singing in church. She learned to play the piano at an early age and played for many churches and singing groups through the years in her hometown of LaFayette, and later in her adopted home of Conyers.

Margaret graduated from Menlo High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University. She also earned a master’s degree in education from Berry College.

Margaret was a public school teacher for 30 years in the Walker County School System, teaching elementary school children and special needs children. She founded the LaFayette chapter of TOPS in the early 1970s, and remained an active member for many years.

Margaret retired to Conyers in 1996 to be near her only child, Stephanie Wilkinson, and her grandchildren. She loved to travel in retirement. She made trips to the Holy Land, many places in the U.S., and her favorite destination, Ireland.

In addition to being a full-time schoolteacher and church musician, she taught private piano students throughout the years. She left a legacy of the love of music with her daughter and her grandchildren who are all pianists. She loved to play and sing with small ensembles. A couple of note were the “April Aires” and the “Joyful Tones.”

Margaret was a member of North Rockdale Baptist Church. She was also the pianist there for several years. Before moving to Conyers, she was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church in LaFayette.

Survivors include: Her daughter, Stephanie (Lloyd) Wilkinson; grandchildren, Daniel and Jessica Wilkinson, Zack and Elizabeth Wilkinson, Rachel and Nathan Mozingo, Alex Wilkinson and Hannah Wilkinson; great-grandchildren, Adam Wilkinson and Naomi Mozingo; the father of her daughter, Arlin McRae and his wife, Jean; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

Visitation: Monday, Sept. 12, from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at Mason Funeral Home.

Funeral services: Monday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bud Martenn officiating.

Burial: Macedonia Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Daniel Wilkinson, Zack Wilkinson, Nathan Mozingo and Alex Wilkinson.

At Margaret’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to North Rockdale Baptist Church, 3130 Highway 138 NE, Conyers, Ga. 30013.

Online guestbook available at masonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Mason Funeral Home.

James Ernest McKeehan, 62, Ringgold

James Ernest McKeehan, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, after a long illness following a stroke. He was 62.

A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he attended Ringgold High School and was of the Christian faith.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served from 1973-1976 and was a self-employed construction worker for 30 years.

James loved old cars and most of all his grandson, Jude.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy Leonard and Willie Kate Nance McKeehan; sister, Betty Marchese and two brothers, Leonard and Michael McKeehan.

Survivors include: His son, Jared (Olivia) McKeehan of Ooltewah, Tenn.; sister, Regina (Jerry) Bryant of Ringgold; brother, Bobby (Sandra) McKeehan of Decatur, Ala.; grandson, Jude McKeehan and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

Memorial services: Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dewey Boyd officiating.

The family would like to thank Parkside Nursing Home and Dr. Horton for all they did for James and the family during his illness. Also, a special thanks to Jane and Dewey Boyd, and Joy Pierce for their unwavering support and Tapestry Hospice for their end of life care.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Wilson Funeral Home Wallis Stewart Chapel, Ringgold.

Julia Smith Rossell, 81, Ft. Oglethorpe

Julia Smith Rossell, of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at a local healthcare facility. She was 81.

She was a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga and Ft. Oglethorpe area and was a lifelong member of Ft. Oglethorpe Church of Christ.

Mrs. Rossell retired in 1996 from K-Mart in Ft. Oglethorpe having worked in the ladies department and as a greeter for over 23 years.

Her passions in life were God, her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and bowling at Fort Lanes in Ft. Oglethorpe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Rossell; parents, Jack and Eleanor Smith; brother, Jack Smith and sister, Helen Smith.

Survivors include: Her children, Sheila Brown of Rock Spring, Ga., Sharon Nicholson of Ft. Oglethorpe and Donna Conley of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sister, Netha Crawford of Ringgold; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, from noon-12:30 p.m. at South Crest Chapel.

Graveside services: Friday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. at Lakewood South Memory Gardens with Minister C.G. Griffith officiating.

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.

Walter Dan Castleberry, 75, Rossville

Walter “Dan” Castleberry, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Monday Sept. 5, 2016, peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 75.

Mr. Castleberry was born Oct. 17, 1940. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He owned C & C Custom Tees and enjoyed remodeling houses and restoring many different things. He worked at several automobile dealerships where he was top salesman in Chattanooga several times.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Euris and Ethel Castleberry; son, Bobby Dailey; sisters, Juanita Coada, Ruby Peco and June Hedrick and a brother, Ben Castleberry.

Survivors include: His wife of 30 years, Loretta Castleberry; daughters, Pamela Brown and Kathy Brown; sons, Kenneth Brown, Matt (Missy) Dailey, Jeff (Trudi) Porter and Jeremy (Amanda) Castleberry; a sister, Ruth Jones, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial services: Friday, Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at the home after the service.

The family request memorial contributions be made to heroeshandup.org for our veterans.

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.

Brenda Louise Williams Steele, 66, Chattanooga

Brenda Louise Williams Steele, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at her residence. She was 66.

Brenda was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a graduate of Rossville High School.

She was born March 10, 1950, to the late John and Barbara Phillips Williams. A brother, Robert Williams also preceded her in death.

She enjoyed flowers, watching her grandchildren play ball, spending time with her family and was an avid animal lover.

Survivors include: Her husband of 50 years, Donald Eugene Steele; daughters, Dee Dee Steele and Amy (Eric) Ott; grandchildren, Carissa Ott and Brooklynn Ott; mother-in-law, Louise Steele; brothers, Lloyd (Pat) Steele, Linda Bowen, Bueford (Peggy) Genter, Patricia Steinmann, Lisa Ridge and Richard Steele; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial service: Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at Mission Glenn Baptist Church, 2125 Happy Valley Road, Rossville, Ga. 30741.

Burial will follow at a later date in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family requests no flowers.

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.

Joan Wilson Stone, 80

Joan Wilson Stone passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, surrounded by her family at the home of her son in Nashville, Tenn., after an extended battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was 80.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 6, 1935, she was the eldest daughter of the late Herman Eugene Wilson and Lee Evelyn Wilson, long time residents of Chattanooga, Tenn.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Bill Stone of Olive Branch, Miss.

Survivors include: Her son, Dennis R. (Karen Nabors) Stone; grandchildren, Army Specialist Connor Stone and Rachel Stone of Nashville; daughter, Deborah Hasty of St. Petersburg, Fla.; loving sister, Rosemarie (Robert A. Jr.) Ward of Columbus, Ga.; sister, Martha (Joseph B.) Wharton of Seaview, Wash., as well as several nieces and nephews.

Joan was a loving mother, grandmother and sister as well as a successful businesswoman and community volunteer. She made her home in Northwest Georgia and lived there for over 50 years before moving to Johnson City, Tenn., in the mid 1990s.

A graduate of Rossville High School, Joan’s love of music led her to join chorus and glee club and become a charter member of the Rossville High School band where she played clarinet. Years later, she would inspire and encourage the musical endeavors of others as an active volunteer of the Gordon Lee High School Band Boosters.

Her professional career spanned more than 25 years first as a preschool teacher and later the director of preschools in Chickamauga, Ga., and Johnson City, Tenn. From 1977-1983, Joan and her husband Bill owned Stay n Play Daycare Center in Rossville, where she was affectionately known as “Miss Joan.”

Upon retirement, Joan served on the board of directors for the Williamsburg on Oakland HOA as the communications chair. She also enjoyed travel, cooking, entertaining, gardening, games and reading.

Throughout her life, Joan faithfully served her Lord and Savior at Simpson United Methodist Church where she was a Guild Member and also at Elizabeth Lee United Methodist in Chickamauga. Joan’s life was a reflection of God’s love to all who knew her. Her greatest mission in life was to spread the love of Jesus and to lead others to Christ.

The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Joan’s sister, Martha Wharton, her neighbor, Susan Coleman, as well as Deborah Raubinger, Stephanie Eakes and Alive Hospice for the loving care given to Joan during the final weeks of her life. The family also appreciates the friendship and encouragement of her Multiple Myeloma support group in Johnson City.

Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m.-noon at Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at noon officiated by Pastor Dwayne Baird.

A separate service will be Thursday, Sept. 8., at noon, at Lane Funeral Home South Crest Chapel in Rossville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service begins.

Burial: Wilson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tenn. 37203 (alivehospice.org), or donate to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/.

Online guestbook available at tetrickfuneralhome.com. and lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Thelma Bruce Thacker Slaton, 97, Chickamauga

Thelma Bruce Thacker Slaton, of Chickamauga, Ga., passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at her residence. She was 97.

She was a native of Cherokee County, Ala., but lived many years in the Chattanooga area and was a longtime and devoted member of East Ridge Church of Christ.

Mrs. Slaton was preceded in death by her husbands, William Andrew Thacker and William H. Slaton; sons, Billy A. Thacker and Jerry H. Thacker; sisters, Josephine McGlamery, Gladys Mull, Bertha Mae Whisenant and Sarah Jenkins and brothers, Grover, Emmitt and Herman Bruce.

Survivors include: Her son, Robert A. (Bobbie) Thacker of Chickamauga; several grand and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Burial: Family plot of Sarah’s Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to CARE Mission Center (Food Pantry & Bible Study), 105 N. Chattanooga Street, LaFayette, Ga. 30728.

Online guestbook available at tetrickfuneralhome.com. and lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Sidney Lamar Norvell, 58, Chattanooga

Sidney Lamar Norvell, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at his residence. He was 58.

Mr. Norvell had been a 1976 graduate of Kirkman High School and was employed as a truck driver for more than 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, traveling, music and riding motorcycles.

His parents, Dorris and Johnnie Norvell, preceded him in death.

Survivors include: His daughter, Ashley Cheaves; lifelong companion, Pamela Cheaves Norvell; brother, Roger (Nancy) Norvell; sister, Jeannie (Kenneth) Oliver and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Friday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. until the service hour at South Crest Chapel.

Memorial services: Friday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel.

Online guestbook available at tetrickfuneralhome.com. and lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Floyd Eugene Hayes Jr., 57, Chattanooga

Floyd Eugene “Bucky” Hayes Jr., of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at his residence. He was 57.

Bucky was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was employed by Chattanooga Publishing Company and also Dixie Savings. He was a painter by trade and was of the Baptist faith.

His passion in life was spending time with his family, following NASCAR and the Tennessee Vols.

Bucky was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Knight; father, Floyd Eugene Hayes Sr.; brothers, Jerry and Lloyd Hayes and granddaughter, Ashlynn Nicole Brock.

Survivors include: His wife of 30 years, Felecia Hayes; children, Labrell Paige Hayes, Sheena (Andrew) Brock and Patrick R. Hayes; stepfather, Gary Knight; brothers, David (Ama) Hayes and James Hayes; sister, Heather Knight; grandchildren, Andrea, Aubrey and Rylan Brock; brother-in-law, Terrell Barkley and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at South Crest Chapel.

Graveside services: Friday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park with Rev. Billy Dean officiating.

Online guestbook available at tetrickfuneralhome.com. and lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Evelyn L. Edwards, 70

Evelyn L. “Luba” Edwards was born Aug. 31, 1945, and passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. She was 70.

When Jesus called she took His hand and never looked back. She walked into Heaven surrounded by family that had gone on before her. Awaiting her arrival was her mother, Evelyn A. Thacker; brothers, Donald, Buddy, Jim, Marvin Kilgore, Sisters Patricia Clontz, Minnie Ruth Scott and many friends and loved ones.

Survivors include: Her husband of 31 years, Eddie R. Edwards; daughters, Lillie (Donny) Boyd of Saraland, Ala., Karla (Greg) Whitmire of East Ridge, Tenn., Patricke Lynne Luzier and life partner Mark Cooper of Saraland, Ala., and Aundria (Shane) Hume of Saraland, Ala.; stepdaughter, Grace (Chaz) Kennedy of Tupelo, Miss.; grandchildren, Shawn Luzier, Blake and Sarah Whitmire, Gauge Bohannon, Easton Hume and a blended with Jacob and Caroline Hume; brothers, Bill Kilgore and Andrew Brock of Chattanooga; one great-granddaughter, Skye Luzier; two devoted friends along for the forty-year ride, Barbara Vaughn and Regina Boutwell and a host of loving family and friends.

To know her was to know that you had a friend on your side always. She was always honest, never sugarcoating the truth. Often told it, even if you weren’t ready to hear it. If you were blessed enough to be loved by her, you knew deep, strong, unending love that went to the moon and back.

We have lost a wife, mother, sister and friend, but Heaven gained a loving prayer warrior. Go rest high on the mountain, Your work on Earth is through. Until we come to Heaven, we will never forget you.

A special thank you to Southern Care Hospice for the way they cared for and helped with Evelyn.

Memorial service: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at 3 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel.

Online guestbook available at tetrickfuneralhome.com. and lane-southcrestchapel.com.

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

Frances Wylene Hensley, 72, Rossville

Frances Wylene Hensley, of Rossville, Ga., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. She was 72.

She was born in Dalton, Ga., to the late, A.J. and Dillie Cleo Brock and lived most of her life in the North Georgia area.

She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and friends and loved her lifelong companions, Precious, Taco and Moo.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother that will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Buford Brock and sisters, Mary Kilgore and Ruth Duncan.

Survivors include: Her loving husband of more than 50 years, Winfield Hensley of Rossville; children and spouses, Teresa and Denton Reeves of Rossville, Terry and Kelly Cagle of Ringgold, Ted and LeAnn Cagle and Tara and James Hays all of Rossville; brother, Kenneth Brock of Fort Oglethorpe; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 7, after 3 p.m. and prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral services: Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. James Davis officiating.

Burial: Lakewood South Memory Gardens.

Online guestbook available at wilsonfuneralhome.com.

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

0
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you