Our Obituaries

James "Jimmy" McFarland

June 29, 1938 - February 26, 2017

James was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist Faith. James will be loved and missed by all his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Geneva Smith McFarland, Son Darell Lee McFarland, three brothers J.W. McFarland, Billy McFarland, and Charles McFarland and one Sister Alma Jean McFarland. James is survived by his wife Glenda Sneed McFarland of...
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EDGAR ED McSPADDEN

June 24, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Ed was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a member of The Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church. he attended the Community Freewill Baptist Church. Ed is preceded in death by his Parents, Fred and Nora Sands McSpadden, six brothers, Tom, Clarence, John, James, Frank, and Fred McSpadden. three sisters, Helen Minor, Bess Hutcheson, Elizabeth McSpadden. Surviving are his wife, Linda McSpadden...
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SAMUEL "SAMMY" LEE WALLER, SR.

November 4, 1951 - February 22, 2017

Sammy was a lifelong resident of Rhea County,was a minister and a Baptist. Sammy was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Waller, parents, Ollie and Bessie Mae Johnson Waller, two sisters, Connie May. Kathryn Swanger, a brother, Gene Waller. Surviving are Two daughters, Diane (Tommy) Greenwood, Jennifer (Robert) Gillespie Two sons, Sam (Tabatha) Waller, Fred Waller all of Dayton,Tenn. Two sisters...
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Stirl W. Dillard

April 6, 1943 - February 21, 2017

Stirl was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of The Church of God faith. Stirl will be loved and missed by all his family and friends. Stirl is preceded in death by his Parents Fred and Hazel Chadwick Dillard, Son Johnny Joe Dillard and Several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his Wife Dorothy "Dottie" Harris Dillard of Dayton TN, 2 Sons Michael Lee Dillard of Dayton TN, and David...
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David Wampler

June 4, 1971 - February 18, 2017

David was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist Faith. David will be loved and missed by all his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Wilma Sue Iles Crawley and Step-Mother Carolyn Wampler David is survived by his Wife Tracy Day Wampler of Dayton, TN, Father James Eddie Wampler of Athens, TN, Step-Father Max Crawley of Dayton, TN, Son James David Wampler Jr....
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TIMOTHY WAYNE BISHOP

July 17, 1968 - February 17, 2017

Timothy was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Church of Christ faith attending the Dayton Church of Christ. Timothy loved Fishing, Hunting,the outdoors, spending time with his son and family. He had many friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. Timothy is survived by a son, Tanner Chase Bishop of Graysville, Tenn his parents, William and Alene Bishop OF Graysville.....
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JAMES ALVIN PICKETT

April 21, 1928 - February 16, 2017

JAMES WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON OF THE BAPTIST FAITH AND A VETERAN OF THE U. S. ARMY. HE LOVED FISHING AND HUNTING. AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE IN FLORIDA. JAMES WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, RAY AND HETTIE PICKETT. ONE BROTHER, ROBERT PICKETT, A SISTER, DORIS VIRGINIA CRAWFORD. ONE DAUGHTER, SHERRY PICKETT HUGHES. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, SHARON PICKETT OF EVENSVILLE,...
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WILMA SUE CRAWLEY

April 13, 1952 - February 15, 2017

WILMA WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, AND OF THE BAPTIST FAITH, SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER FATHER, ELMER ILES. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND, MAX CRAWLEY OF DAYTON , MOTHER OLETTA DOWDEN OF GRAYSVILLE, TN. TWO SONS, DAVID (TRACY) WAMPLER AND JEFFREY WAMPLER BOTH OF DAYTON, TENN. TWO BROTHERS, SCOTT (RHONDA) ILES RAYMOND (JUDY) ILES BOTH OF GRAYSVILLE, TN. FOUR SISTERS, DARLENE (JIMMY)...
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James T. Loy

May 3, 1929 - February 15, 2017

James was a lifelong resident of Rhea County a veteran of the United States Air Force and of The Church of God Faith. He will be loved and missed by all his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Loy, Parents James H. and Martha Bertha Reed, daughter Evelyn Wallace and 3 sons, Dave D, Joe and Steve Burns. James is survived by 3 sons Donald ( Mary) Loy, Eddie ( Carla) Loy...
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Betty Marcena Pendergrass

July 21, 1932 - February 15, 2017

Marcena was a lifetime resident of Sale Creek, and a member of the LakeDrive Baptist Church in Sale Creek. She was owner and maker of Grannys Jams and Jellies. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Sarah Iles Francisco, and husband of 49 years, Ira Broyles Pendregrass. A brother, Grady Francisco, a sister, Allene Williams. Marcena is survived by 3 -Children, Roger (Debbie)...
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Patsy Dillard

December 18, 1942 - February 12, 2017

Patsy was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist Faith. Patsy will be loved and missed by all her family and friends. Pasty is preceded in death by her husband Carl Dillard; parents, Neal and Lela Gravett Sneed, Brothers, Joe Sneed, Lee Sneed, Eddie Sneed and Donald Sneed. Sisters, Patricia(Tritt) Rudd, Ruby Suttles, Julie Greenhalgh, and Gail Underwood. She is survived by 3...
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Mary Ella Hodge

November 19, 1931 - February 11, 2017

Mary was a longtime resident of Sale Creek, TN and member of The Church of God. Mary will be loved and missed by all her family and friends. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, George and Jenny Cantrell Yearwood and Sister-in-Law Joanne Richardson She is survived by her children, 2 Daughters, Diane Roberts (Steve) of Dayton, TN, Maggie Moore of Sale Creek, TN, 5 Sons, Donny Richardson of...
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Alvin Macklin

December 5, 1951 - February 10, 2017

Alvin was a longtime resident of Knoxville, TN and of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed working many years for the family owned Construction Business. He was also a longtime member of the Fountain City Lions Club. Alvin will be loved and missed by all of his family and friends. Alvin is preceded in death by his parents, William and Thelma Mae (Crowe) Macklin, Partner Barbara Nicks, Brothers, William...
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PEGGY LINDA LOVELADY

June 18, 1947 - February 10, 2017

Peggy was a longtime resident of Rhea County, of the Church of God faith, she loved her family and took care of them. She is preceded in death by her parents,Curtis and Onie Pamplin a son, Thomas Jeffrey Ray, three brothers, Jr., Ricky, and Jerry Pamplin. a nephew, Tony Pamplin. Peggy is survived by four children, Larry (Tammy) Ray of Pikeville, Keisa Lovelady of Graysville, Alison Lovelady...
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DEBRA LOUWAN DAVIS

May 16, 1956 - February 8, 2017

Debra was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of The Frostbite House of Prayer, worked several years at Walmart. Surviving are her husband, Amos Davis of Spring city, three children, Jimmy Farmer of Dayton, Sherman Waldrop and Brandy Davis of Knoxville, Tn. one Brother, Bill Farmer of Knoxville, Tn. Nine Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
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Virginia Coulter

March 16, 1950 - February 8, 2017

Virginia was a lifetime resident of Rhea county and worked many years at Robinson's Manufacturing Company. She will be loved and missed by all her family and friends. Virginia is preceded in death by her Parents Theford & Maggie Morgan Nichols, 3 brothers Arnold, Tom, and James Nichols, 4 sisters Juanita & Gladys McCoy, Madelle Cheby, and Betty Prince. She is survived by her husband Jimmy...
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Jack Sharp

May 18, 1938 - February 6, 2017

Jack was a lifetime resident of Rhea County, and of the Methodist faith. Jack worked many years at La-Z-Boy in Dayton and will be missed and loved by all of his family and friends. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, John and Faye Howerton Sharp, Brothers Fred and John Sharp and Sister Myrtle Sharp. He is survived by his wife Christine (Ray) Sharp of Dayton, TN; Son's Jack Hickey, Walter ...
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Renee Jones

January 19, 1972 - February 4, 2017

Renee was a lifetime resident of Rhea County, and of the Methodist faith. Renee worked many years at Robinson's Manufacturing Company. She will be loved and missed by all her family and friends Renee is preceded in death by her Paw Paw Delmar Iles, Grandfather Gordon Morgan and Grandmother Dorothy Morgan. She is survived by Chris Jones ( Spouse) of Dayton, TN; Children Blake and Gracie Jones of...
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James Henry Headlee Sr.

December 30, 1931 - February 2, 2017

James was a lifetime resident of Rhea County, and of the Baptist faith, James was a supervisor at Dayton Products for several years, a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed running his Beagles. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. and Flora Brown Headlee. His wife, Billie Headlee, one brother, Walker Milton Brown Headlee. Two sisters, Edna Estep, Pauline Smith, a son in law; Dean...
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Catherine E. Brown

September 3, 1923 - January 30, 2017

Catherine was a longtime resident of Rhea County, and worked many years at the local Robinson's Drug Store in Dayton. Catherine was of the Methodist faith and will be loved and missed by all her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband James E. Brown, Father Will Jones, Mother Annie Jane Jones, and three brothers, William Jones, Curtis Jones and William ( Sonny) Swafford. ...
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Audrey Ruth Burton

April 17, 1955 - January 29, 2017

Audrey was a lifetime resident of Rhea County and of the Christian Faith, She is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Ruth Long a sister, Sherry Burton. Audrey is survived by her Husband, Larry A. Burton of Sale Creek, Two Children, Allen Burton of Chattanooga, Tn. Kelly Seibold of Sale Creek. Four Brothers, Glen Long of Graysville, John Long of Graham, Florida. Chris Long of...
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Susan Ann Parent

August 26, 1956 - January 27, 2017

Susan was a longtime resident of Rhea County, and of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her parents,Walter Lawson and Wanda Patrick Lawson. Susan is survived by her children, Michael (Crystal) Griffin of Dayton, J.R. (Tara) Cox of Trenton, Ga. Crystal Griffin of Dayton, Elaine Cox of Graysville. 15 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
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MARTIN "MARK" L. COULTER

June 21, 1951 - January 25, 2017

Mark was a longtime resident of Rhea County, attended the Bogles Chapel Baptist Church, was an electrician and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.He enjoyed riding his Harley, and sold cars in Dayton for several years.Mark was a Georgia Bulldogs fan. He was preceded By his parents, John Thomas and Katherine Hughes Coulter. Three sisters, Patricia Gay Coulter, Joy Parks, Penny Coulter. One brother,...
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CAROL JEAN TRINDER

August 19, 1940 - January 24, 2017

Jean was a longtime resident of Rhea Co, and was a local paper carrier for the Herald news and the Chattanooga Free Press. She was preceded by her husband John Trinder, parents Paul Kenneth and Eva Pearl Day Barnhart, Two sisters Mildred Barnhart Cates, Juanita Stephenson, brother Paul Kenneth Barnhart, Jr.. She is survived by two daughters Jana (Jim) Ross Belleville, Il., Lana Dodd Dayton,...
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FRANCES KAY LEDFORD

June 3, 1955 - January 21, 2017

Frances was a longtime resident of Rhea County, loved her children and grandchildren. Frances sit with and cared for the elderly for several years. she was preceded in death by her parents, John Hard and Dixie Barnes, a daughter, Tina Sanders, her ex- husband, Buddy Ledford. two brothers, Gary Barnes, Albert Ray Barnes. Surviving are one daughter, Lisa McCurry of Dayton, a daughter in-law Lacey...
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CLARENCE EDWIN COX, SR.

February 8, 1944 - January 21, 2017

Clarence was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, he attended the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Dayton. Clarence loved his family, and was a retired employee with the City of Dayton after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Cox and Rosa Lee Gibbs Cox, His wife, Chris Cowley Cox, a son, Clarence Cox Jr. his sisters, Judy Cox, Loutina Cooper, Beverly Cox,...
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NAOMI VIRGINIA SMITH

November 12, 1933 - January 20, 2017

Naomi was a longtime resident of Rhea County, of the Methodist faith, she enjoyed football,and loved her family, she was an avid reader, and a veteran of the U.S. Airforce. she was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Maybelle Miller Marler. a son, Dwayne Steven Ricchi. Surviving are her children, Charlotte Smith of McAlester, Oklahoma, Sonya Gore of Yukon, Oklahoma. Janet Smith of...
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JANET HEADLEE SULLIVAN

April 1, 1961 - January 19, 2017

Janet was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter. she was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Lewis, her first husband, Reggie Headlee, one son, Danny Lee Headlee. Surviving are her husband, Benjamin Sullivan of Dayton, her mother, Mable Ann Cogdill of Dayton. one son, Eldon Resche of Dayton, two sisters, Ramona Thompson of Orlando, Florida. Della...
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JOHN ALEXANDER BUXTON

November 30, 1932 - January 19, 2017

John was a graduate of the academy of aeronautics , and was an accomplished Aeronautical engineer, he was accredited for the design and success of many notable projects for companies such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing. In 1988 he and his wife Edyth took an early retirement to Dayton, Tn. . They traveled the world together, but it was in Dayton that John decided to settle and again obtain his...
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FINLEY E. HARRIS

July 12, 1942 - January 17, 2017

Finley was a lifelong resident of Rhea Co., he was manager of the Rhea Co. Co-op for 20 +yrs., and was a member of Old Washington Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He liked to garden, and was an avid Tennessee Vol fan. He was preceded by his wife Delores Harris in September of 2016, parents Richard P. and Maudie Bishop Harris, 2 brothers Calvin & Felix Harris, 2 sisters Martha Rutledge...
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RUBY EVELYN MARLER

February 19, 1947 - January 15, 2017

Ruby was a longtime resident of Dayton a member of SummerCity Church of God, she enjoyed her family and friends and gardening. she was employed by Laz-boy for many years. was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille McDaniel her husband, Buddy Franklin Marler. Surviving are three children, Sandra Sauceman of Soddy-Daisy, Tn. Michele Smith of Dayton Edward Bowman of Dayton. one sister, Bettye...
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Elizabeth Ann Dillard

September 23, 1941 - January 9, 2017

Elizabeth went to be with the Lord on January 9th, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her parents William Grady & Verna Dillard Brooks, 2 brothers Billy & Buddy Brooks and daughter Connie Baggett. Elizabeth is survived by 2 daughters Becky (Mike) Johnston Apison, Tenn. Sandy (Mike) King Sale Creek, Tenn. son Ricky...
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PATRICIA PAT NAIL

June 28, 1938 - January 8, 2017

PAT WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON, OF THE BAPTIST FAITH, SHE ENJOYED CAMPING, WATCHING FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, FAST PITCH SOFTBALL, SEWING AND WORKING PUZZLES .SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, WILFORD AND MARION THOMPSON WOODWARD, TWO SISTERS, MARILYN WOODWARD, VEREDA TINKHAM. TWO BROTHERS, RICHARD WOODWARD AND JAKE WOODWARD. ONE GREAT-GRANDCHILD, KURSTEN TOWERY. SURVIVING ARE HER...
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JIM RICKETTS

December 8, 1954 - January 5, 2017

JIM WAS A VERY DEVOTED MAN OF GOD,HE LOVED TO LIVE AND SING ABOUT THE ONE HE LOVED AND HOPED AND PRAYED THAT JUST ONE MORE WOULD BE SAVED. JIM WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, AND MEMBER OF THE SALE CREEK CHURCH OF GOD, AND WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE AREA, FOR HIS GOSPEL SINGING MINISTRY, SHARING THE MINISTRY THROUGH SONGS.HE ALSO LOVED TO FARM AND WORK.HE WON NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HIS...
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Jack Porter

March 16, 1929 - January 3, 2017

Jack was a resident of Orlando, Florida and formerly of Spring City. He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine T.Stewart Porter. Jack is survived by his sons, Jay E. Porter, Scott D. Porter both of Orlando, Florida: his Daughter, Kim L. Porter Samson, and longterm partner Bertha VanZant of W.Virginia also six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren..
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Sue Gravett Hickman

December 28, 1945 - January 2, 2017

A lifelong resident of Rhea Co., she was a homemaker and was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. PRECEDED: parents Gene & Arsula Sneed Gravett, 2 brothers Dewey & Bob Gravett. SURVIVORS: husband Harold Hickman Dayton, Tenn., daughter Tammy Hickman Chattanooga, Tn. 3 sons Tim (Cassy) Hickman, Jeff (Daphne) Hickman, Jeremy Hickman all of Dayton, Tenn. sister Katherine Coulter Sale...
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Wendell "Chevy" Beard

July 30, 1933 - January 2, 2017

Wendell (Chevy) Beard age 83 of Evensville went home to be with his lord and savior Jesus Christ on January 2, 2017 at Signature Health Care of Spring City, He was born July 30, 1933 in Rhea County, and was a member of Church of the Living God on Smyrna road Evensville. And was a veteran of the U.S. Army. PRECEDED: By his parents, Milton Beard and Anna Lee Smith Beard Monroe. A son, Mark Alan...
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Johnny William Britt

April 11, 1940 - January 1, 2017

Johnny was a longtime resident of Rhea County, and truck driver employed by Aggrate Trucking in Panama City,Florida for several years.He retired from Operating Engineers Local 917 of Chattanooga, TN. Johnny loved his family more than anything. PRECEDED: By his parents, Jesse Clyde and Minnie Lee Smith Britt. one brother, Grady Britt. 1st wife: Joanne Hancock Britt and one daughter: Vickie...
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WINFORD FERREL PARSON

May 18, 1940 - December 24, 2016

WINFORD WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON AND A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY. HE WAS A PRISONER OF WAR, THE RECIEPIENT OF SEVERAL MEDALS AND CITATIONS INCLUDING A BRONZE STAR MEDAL, ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, A PURPLE HEART, DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL WITH CLASP, VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL WITH FOUR BRONZE STARS, ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM...
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BEATRICE "BEA" GOINS

November 23, 1926 - December 24, 2016

Bea was born in Pikeville, Tenn.and moved to Rhea Co., when she was nine years old. She attended the Family Church where she had been a member for 73 years. She was preceded by her parents Ancil & Lula Keith Goins, brother Claude "Dutchy" Goins. Survivors are a brother Harold (Christine) Goins Dayton, Tennessee, several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews.
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RAYMOND CLAYTON CONLEY

July 7, 1949 - December 23, 2016

Raymond was born and raised in Rhea County, he was employed by Suburban Manufacturing Company for 43 years. before he retired in 2011. he was an avid fisherman and hunter and had said he felt closer to god out on the river and in the woods than he did in Church. he was a believer in Jesus Christ and after his battle with cancer he was ready to go home.Raymond was preceded in death by his parents...
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BETTY JOYCE BROWN

November 9, 1941 - December 20, 2016

Betty was a resident of Spring City moving from Cleveland, Tn. 8 years ago, and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded by a daughter Carol Longwith, son Donald E. Brown, Jr., parents Etsel Alonzo and Elminey Cronan Blair, grandson Brette Brown. Survivors are her husband Donald E. Brown, Sr., 4 daughters Gayla Moore Dayton, Tenn., Judy King Grandview, Tn., Kay Scoggins Spring City, Tenn.,...
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TOM VARNER PURSER

August 20, 1936 - December 19, 2016

Tom went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday December 19, 2016. He was formerly of Dayton, and a graduate of Rhea Central High School and Auburn University with a degree in architectural engineering. His Air Force career included serving in Berlin, Ramstein, Vietnam, and Washington, D.C. He retired from Reserve Command Headquaters at RAFB in Warner-Robins, Ga. He was...
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MARGARETTE R. PEGUES

December 18, 1919 - December 16, 2016

Margarette was a lifelong resident of Rhea Co., and a member of The Grove Church in Dayton, Tn. She was preceded by her parents Andrew Jackson and Lucy Ann Turner Bankston. Two sisters, Estelle Newberry, Katy Tocco, brother Bob Bankston. Survivors are a son Bob (Pamela J.) Pegues Folsom, La., Three grandchildren Geoffrey Pegues, Daniel and Jessica Pegues five great-grandchildren, several nieces...
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CHARLES FRED WATSON, SR.

December 14, 1929 - December 15, 2016

Charles was a lifetime resident of Rhea County, a member of Texas Grove Baptist Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. he loved gardening and to just be outside. He enjoyed flea marketing .Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Fred A. Watson and Lula B. Walker Watson . a infant son, Steven Craig Watson, one brother, Quinton Watson. one sister, Betty Watson Roberts. Surviving are, his...
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SANDRA GAY FIELDS

September 7, 1934 - December 14, 2016

Sandra was a longtime resident of Rhea Co., a retired nurse, and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded by two daughters, Angela Sexton, Michelle Delk, parents Jesse Lee and Faye Elizabeth Leach Wilson, Survivors are daughter Debbie (Cletus) Tilley Dayton, Tn., brother and 4 sisters, Gwen (Bob) Bates Cary, N.C, Don (Michelle) Wilson Dayton, Tn. Barbara Ann Runnyon Texas, Peggy Ann...
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RICHARD "BO" LINDSAY

June 4, 1944 - December 11, 2016

BO WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON AND WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. HE WAS A LONGTIME TRUCK DRIVERSND WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY. HE LOVED HELPING HIS NEIGHBORS AND WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, PARRIS AND TONITA LINDSAY. HE IS SURVIVED BY A STEP-DAUGHTER, SONJI BUGG OF SALE CREEK, TN., TWO SISTERS, REBA JO MORGAN OF HIXSON, TN., FRIEDA ANN HENDON OF SODDY-DAISY, TN.,SEVERAL NIECES AND...
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JOANNA RENEE RICHARDSON

August 5, 1971 - December 10, 2016

JOANNA WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY. SHE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. SHE WAS A FUN LOVING MOTHER AND LOVED HER SON. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER GRANDPARENTS, BILL AND VERDIE GARRISON, BRUCE AND MARIE SNEED AND SISTER, BARBARA SUE GARRISON. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND, TODD R. RICHARDSON, SR. OF SPRING CITY, TN., ONE SON, TODD R. RICHARDSON,JR. OF SPRING CITY, TN.HER PARENTS, CECIL...
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BOBBIE JEAN MINCEY

May 23, 1971 - December 9, 2016

BOBBIE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY AND OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. SHE HAD WORKED AT LEAR CORPORATION IN DAYTON. SHE WAS A GOOD DAUGHTER TO HER FATHER AND SHE LOVED TO PLAY SPORTS, ESPECIALLY SOFTBALL. SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER, DONA DANIELS; HER PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, MAYFORD AND ELIZABETH DANIELS; MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, WALTER AND EDNA COX. SURVIVING ARE HER FATHER, BOBBY...
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SHARON ELAINE AKIN

March 25, 1955 - December 7, 2016

Sharon at the age of 61, closed her eyes on earth and opened them to see her Savior's face on December 7, 2016. She grew up in Missouri and Ohio before settling in Dayton, Tennessee, where she spent the rest of her life. She was funny and kind and loved people, and loved Jesus most of all. There is no great accomplishments that she would want to share, save one: that she fully trusted in Jesus...
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JOHN WILLIAM TOLIVER, JR.

June 13, 1953 - November 30, 2016

JOHN WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN DAYTON. HE WAS A RETIRED TEACHER AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN RHEA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE TENNESSEE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, RHEA- DAYTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, HE HELD MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND CHATTANOOGA RIFLE CLUB. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JOHN...
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BILLY MAC KNIGHT

June 18, 1934 - November 29, 2016

BILLY WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, HARRY AND MAEBELLE KINNEY KNIGHT, HIS WIFE PAULINE KNIGHT. TWO BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER. SURVIVING ARE TEN NIECES AND ONE NEPHEW.
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STEVEN EDWIN HOOPER

November 19, 1948 - November 21, 2016

Steven was a longtime resident of Rhea Co.,, and was retired from the maintenance dept. with the Rhea Co. dept. of education, and was a member of Texas Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded by his son Christopher Edwin Hooper, great granddaughter Esther Glory Miles, parents Walter Grady and Sally Louise Stevens Hooper. Survivors are his wife Brenda J. Hooper, Evensville, Tenn., daughter Kimberly...
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GARNETTA SUTTLES THOMAS

October 13, 1925 - November 15, 2016

Garnetta had a great love for all her family. She was a selfless mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and aunt and the well -being of her family was always her first priority. She worked hard her entire life, retiring both from Kayser Roth and Wal Mart. She loved both the beach and the mountains, the latter of which she enjoyed annual retreats with her daughters...
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LOUISE HUSKEY

September 12, 1929 - November 14, 2016

Louise moved from Gatlinburg to Evensville and then to Cleveland, Tn. She served as Chaplin of the ladies auxiliary VFW Post #3851, and a former member of the O.E.S. chapter 514, and former member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Evensville, Tn., Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg, Tn., and a presest member of Temple Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tn. She was preceded by her parents Eli...
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JARRED ZANE LAFUZE

May 19, 1989 - November 7, 2016

Jarred was a lifelong resident of Rhea Co.,, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded by his grandmother Linda Louallen, and uncle Dean LaFuze. survivors are his wife Kristen Harmon LaFuze Dayton, Tenn. father Dale LaFuze, mother and stepfather Cindy (Jeff) Burdette, daughter Payton LaFuze all of Dayton, Tenn. two sisters Chastity King Greenville, SC, Megan LaFuze Dayton, Tenn., brother...
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CARL E. SMITH

October 27, 2016

CARL WAS THE SON OF THE LATE THOMAS AND LENA DENTON SMITH. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS BROTHERS, BILL DENTON, MARION THOMAS AND EDWARD SMITH. CARL WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF SMYRNA BAPTIST CHURCH AND WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF DAYTON MASONIC LODGE NO. 512 F&AM. CARL HAD BEEN A FIREFIGHTER, BEFORE HIS RETIREMENT FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS BEGINNING AS A VOLUNTEER WITH THE DAYTON FIRE DEPARTMENT, WHERE HE...
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JAMES DANIEL KEYLON

August 12, 1939 - October 26, 2016

JAMES WAS A MEMBER OF THE DAYTON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, HE WORKED AS A SECURITY GUARD. HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, PAULETTE ERNESTINE TURNE KEYLON, A BROTHER, ROBERT BOBBY KEYLON, A SISTER, BARBARA DOTSON, A GRANDAUGHTER, KEISHA NICOLE DALTON, SURVIVING ARE A DAUGHTER, PAULETTE RAY(MANDELL SIMMONS) OF ROSSVILLE, GEORGIA . ONE BROTHER, GARY KEYLON. GRANDCHILDREN, ANTHONY DALTON, OF FORT...
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NoraJean Rose Sherrill

May 21, 2015 - October 26, 2016

NoraJean passed from this life on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a lifelong resident of Spring City, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Harry and Creba McKenzie and paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Jean Eldridge. NoraJean is survived by her parents, Caleb and Daphne Sherrill and...
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NEWELL COMBS

May 6, 1946 - October 26, 2016

Newell was a lifelong resident of Rhea Co., and was retired from Goodman Mfg., and attended The Worship Center. He was preceded by his parents Newell and Mary Smith Combs. Survivors are his wife Linda Combs Dayton, Tn. three daughters Charla (Greg) Filter Signal Mtn., Tn. Rhonda (Keith) Terrell, Kimberly Couch, both of Dayton, Tn. two sisters Nancy Moore Hazard, Ky. Marcella Bell Austin, Ind....
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JERRY CECIL HANKINS

September 14, 1944 - October 24, 2016

Jerry was a longtime resident of Spring City and was retired from the engineering dept. at Surburan Mfg. after 37 years. He was a member of Wolf Creek Baptist church where he served as a deacon. He was a veteran of the US Air Force .He was preceded by his parents Joseph Cecil and Dorothy Williams Hankins and brother, Ronald Gene Hankins. Survivors are his wife Linda Hankins, Spring City,...
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CONNIE LYNN MILLS

June 10, 1951 - October 22, 2016

CONNIE WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTYAND A MEMBER OF THE NEW UNION BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE SHE HAD TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL. SHE LOVED ANIMALS SUCH AS HORSES, CATS AND DOGS. SHE LIKED TO DO CHARITY WORK TO HELP OTHERS. CONNIE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER FATHER, CARLOS BILBREY; A SON, JOHNNY LONG AND ONE SISTER, TERESA GREENE. SURVIVING ARE HER MOTHER, PAULINE (ME-MAW) RHODES OF DAYTON ;...
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CLAUDE "DUTCHEY" GOINS

December 23, 1928 - October 18, 2016

Dutchey was a lifelong resident of Rhea Co., and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded by his wife, Naomi Goins in April of this year. Survivors include his two sons, Terry Goins and Tony Goins and special friend,Shelia Prater; two daughters, Claudia (Johnny) Tharpe and Janet (Bob) Arnold all of Dayton, Tennessee; brother, Harold (Chris) Goins of Dayton and sister, Beatrice Goins of Dayton,...
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CHARLES H. "BURR" RODDY

April 15, 1943 - October 13, 2016

CHARLES WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, OF THE BAPTIST FAITH AND A MEMBER OF THE DAYTON MASONIC LODGE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, GRADY AND HAZEL BURNETTE RODDY, TWO BROTHERS: BILL AND JAMES RODDY. SURVIVING ARE HIS EX-WIFE NANCY PETERSON OF DAYTON. TWO CHILDREN, BRENT(MELINDA) RODDY AND LISA (RANDALL) MULKEY ALL OF SODDY DAISY, TN. TWO SISTERS, MARY KATE HAMMOND AND JOYCE...
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FRANCES ANITA RODDY

April 8, 1925 - October 11, 2016

SHE WAS A FORMER RESIDENT OF THE CHATTANOOGA AND DAYTON AREA, AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE GRACE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE IN RED BANK, TN. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER HUSBAND JENNINGS "TUB" RODDY, SON JERRY HALL, GRANDSON ASHLEY SCOTT, PARENTS JIMMY AND ANITA COATS ROGERS, BROTHER JIM ROGERS, AND A SISTER HELEN CHOATE. SURVIVORS ARE SON DONNIE (SHARON) RODDY ROCKMART, GA. TWO DAUGHTERS JUDY WHITE ...
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Charles N. Sanders

December 23, 1945 - October 4, 2016

Charles N. Sanders passed from this life on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. He was a member of the Sale Creek Church of God and was a 33rd degree mason. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph William & Mary Katherine Smith Sanders, and a brother, Richard "Dickie" Sanders. Surviving are his wife, Debra "Debbie" Sanders of Dayton, Tennessee; two sons, Charles Joseph "Joey" Sanders of...
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Juretta Faye Hale

March 7, 1958 - October 3, 2016

Juretta Faye Hale passed from this life on Monday, October, 3,2016 at Parkridge Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member of Old Washington Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ralph Hale who died on September 10, 2016, and her parents, Cecil Ray & Elizabeth Ann Kyle Housley and a brother, Nathan Housley. Juretta...
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L V "BUDDY" HASTINGS

January 10, 1934 - September 30, 2016

BUDDY WAS LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GROVE CHURCH HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS ALBERT & ETHEL HASTINGS, GRANDSON BRADLEY, TWO BROTHERS EMORY & HARRISON , FIVE SISTERS VIOLA, GENEVA, RITA, GLADYS, AND FLORA LEE..BUDDY DEPARTED THIS LIFE SURROUNDED BY HIS BELOVED WIFE, BRENDA, AND CHILDREN, LAYTON & MELISSA. GRANDAUGHTERS COURTNEY & MEGAN, GRANDSON JARROD....
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Delores Hatton Harris

July 29, 1948 - September 29, 2016

Cynthia Delores Hatton Harris passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Dayton Tennessee. Delores was a lifetime resident of Rhea Co., and was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of Old Washington Baptist Church and was in WMU and was active in the church. Delores was employed by LaZBoy Chair Company for over 20 years and also worked at Farmers Co-Op in Rhea Co. ...
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LOIS VIRGINIA BISHOP

June 13, 1929 - September 27, 2016

LOIS WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO., AND WAS A MEMBER OF OAK HILL BAPTIST CHURCH. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER HUSBAND FELIX BISHOP, SON TONY BISHOP, PARENTS LEONARD AND MARY RUTH JANOW SNEED, FOUR BROTHERS CHARLES, CALVIN, AL, AND MELVIN SNEED. SISTER ROSALEEN CARAWAY. SURVIVORS ARE SON DON BISHOP DAYTON, TN. SEVEN SISTERS THELMA ROBERSON, EARLENE COX, ALMA JEAN DOTSON, FAYE WIILKEY, CONNIE...
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MARGUERITE MYERS

October 13, 1920 - September 24, 2016

MARGUERITE WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, WAS BORN OCTOBER 13, 1920 IN DAYTON TO JOHN AND CASSIE WILKERSON. SHE ATTENDED DAYTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WAS A MEMBER OF MOUNT OLIVE METHODIST CHURCH. SHE SPENT HER EARLY ADULTHOOD IN NEW YORK UPON HER RETURN TO DAYTON SHE MET AND MARRIED WILLARD MYERS, WHO HAS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. MARGUERITE WAS A DEVOTED CAREGIVER OF HER HUSBAND AND PARENTS....
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HELEN ALINE GODSEY

September 9, 1947 - September 24, 2016

HELEN WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY AND WAS OF THE CHURCH OF GOD FAITH. SHE LOVED TO COLOR AND LISTEN TO GOSPEL MUSIC AND SHE LOVED CHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, WILLIE HARLEN AND MARGIE HINCH GODSEY, TWO BROTHERS, CHESTER AND WAYNE GODSEY. SHE IS SURVIVED BY TWO SISTERS, CHARLOTTE (GLENN) JONES OF DAYTON, THELMA TUMLIN OF ARKANSAS, ONE BROTHER, JAMES GODSEY OF...
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GUY ANDERSON PRICE

February 14, 1925 - September 23, 2016

GUY WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY AND A MEMBER OF THE WOLF CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH IN SPRING CITY. HE SERVED AS COUNTY EXECUTIVE OF RHEA COUNTY FROM 1982-1986. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE ARMY IN WORLD WAR II IN THE 89TH DIVISION WHERE HE RECIEVED AN AMERICAN THEATER RIBBON WITH TWO BRONZE STARS, A VICTORY METAL AND A GOOD CHARACTER CONDUCT MEDAL. HE WAS A WOLF CREEK BUSINESSMAN HAVING OWNED...
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MARJORIE D. WATSON

November 7, 1926 - September 19, 2016

MARJORIE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER PARENTS THOMAS AND CORA ANGEL FARMER, TWO BROTHERS GRATTON AND HOYAL FARMER, TWO SISTERS EDNA DENNIS, AND BESSIE FARMER. SURVIVORS ARE HER HUSBAND WALTER A. WATSON DAYTON, TN., SON RONALD (JACKIE) WATSON HARRIMAN, TN., DAUGHTER JANET WATSON MACON MURFREESBORO, TN. TWO SISTERS JEWELL LONG OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN, ANN WHITE OF...
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MARY MAGDALENE ROBINSON

July 23, 1940 - September 14, 2016

MARY WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN AND ATTENDED CHURCHES OF GOD AND THE BAPTIST CHURCH, SHE WORKED FOR 22 YEARS AT DRI-STAT CORPORATION IN GRAYSVILLE, AND 20 YEARS AT ROBINSONS MANUFACTURING COMPANY. SHE WAS A LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER. MARY IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, AND HER HUSBAND CLYDE ROBINSON. A DAUGHTER, PATRICIA ROBINSON. A STEP-SON, RICKY...
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DOYLE L. EZELL

September 5, 1947 - September 12, 2016

DOYLE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO. HE LOVED TO SING AND PLAY MUSIC AND WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. HE WAS PRECEDED BY HIS PARENTS ERIE AND ADDIE LOUISE NEAL EZELL, TWO BROTHERS,DONALD AND JAMES EZELL, SISTER, DORTHY EZELL RICE. SURVIVORS ARE HIS SON, TIM (KIM) EZELL, DAUGHTER BARBIE EZELL SMITH BOTH OF SPRING CITY, TN.,TWO SISTERS, MARY EZELL DAYTON, TN. AND DIANE (HOUSTON) HAMBY SPRING...
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WALTER RALPH HALE

July 22, 1956 - September 10, 2016

WALTER WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF OLD WASHINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH. HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, CARROLL AND ISABELLA HOLMES HALE, TWO BROTHERS, JERRY THOMAS AND CARROLL RAY HALE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, JURETTA F. HOUSLEY HALE , DAUGHTER, VALERIE JEAN HALE OF DAYTON, TN. TWO SISTERS, WILMA HOWELL OF EVENSVILLE, TN. SHERRY (WALTER) ELLIS,DAYTON, TN.; FOUR BROTHERS...
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WILLIAM CHARLES CERAOLO

October 2, 1947 - September 7, 2016

BILL WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY AND A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY WHERE HE WAS A TANK MECHANIC. HE SPENT HIS LIFE HELPING OTHERS AND WAS A CHRISTIAN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, THEODORE AND IRENE LOVELESS CERAOLO. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE JOYCE BLEVINS CERAOLO OF DAYTON, FOUR CHILDREN, BRIAN (CORRIE) CERAOLO OF HIXSON, TENNESSEE, LORI (TIM) GILES OF ATHENS, TENNESSEE, GEOFF ...
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CHARLES B. GATES

August 22, 1939 - August 24, 2016

CHARLES WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF THE RIVERSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH IN PASS, CHRISTIAN MISSISSIPPI. HE WORKED AT LAZ-BOY IN NEWTON, MISSISSIPPI. FROM 1961 TO 1970 AND WAS RETIRED FROM T.D.O.T. HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE IN 2000.CHARLES LIVED IN AUSTRALIA FOR FOUR AND A HALF YEARS, WAS A LOVING FATHER AND DOTING GRANDFATHER, AND WAS AN AVID BIKER.HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS...
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EVELYN ANN KNOX

February 8, 1937 - August 20, 2016

EVELYN WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF THE HIGH POINT BAPTIST CHURCH AND THE AMERICAN LEGION IN SPRING CITY. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, MAX DALLAS "SMILEY" KNOX, THREE BROTHERS, JAMES O. HALE, BOB AND WILLIAM HALE. TWO SISTERS, VINNIE LONG, VIRGINIA WOODY. SURVIVING ARE HER DAUGHTER, BRENDA HUTSON OF DAYTON, THREE GRANDCHILDREN, BRANDON (ROCKY) JORDAN OF...
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Susan Dale Wert

June 23, 1950 - August 16, 2016

Susan was a resident of Hixson for 20 years and attended St. Clair Methodist Church in Spring City. She loved to go shopping and spend time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by: parents, Ralph and Louise Jernigan; son, James Knott; brother, Steve Jernigan. She is survived by: husband, John Wert of Hixson; daughter, Margaret (Lee) Garrett of Monroe, Iowa; sisters, Juanita Frost of...
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BENNY WAYNE REED

July 28, 1953 - August 12, 2016

Benny was a lifelong resident of Rhea Co., and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded by his parents Lester and Faye Mooneyhan Reed. two brothers Bobby and Teddy Reed, sister Connie Morgan. Survivors include daughter Sherry Reed, son Jeremy Reed both of Evensville, Tn. two sisters Donna (Garland) Smith Clarksville, Tn., Jeannie (Greg) Yeargan Pikeville, Tn. three brothers Eddie (Jackie) Reed,...
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NANCY PEARL RIVES

February 10, 1940 - August 11, 2016

NANCY WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, OF THE BAPTIST FAITH, LOVED FLOWERS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE DAYTON BOOTS AND ROSES CLUB. SHE ENJOYED YARD SALES, AND CAMPING. SHE WAS FRIEND TO MANY AND LOVING MOTHER. NANCY WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, RALPH S. AND ALLINE COLLIER YOTHER. A SON, DARRELL LEE MCFARLAND, A GRANDSON, CHRISTOPHER LEE WILLIAMS. ONE BROTHER, JAMES YOTHER, A SISTER...
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WILLIAM FRENCH CASTEEL, JR.

May 28, 1924 - August 7, 2016

WILLIAM PASSED AWAY AUGUST 7, 2016 WITH HIS CHILDREN AT HIS SIDE AT RHEA MEDICAL CENTER. HE WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON A MEMBER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND ACTIVE AT ONE TIME IN THE BOY SCOUTS, WAS A HIGH SCHOOL REFEREE, LOVED TO GOLF, FISH, HAD TAUGHT CHILDRENS YOUTH GOLF CAMP.WILLIAM WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, EVA LEE WOODALL CASTEEL, HIS PARENTS, WILLIAM CASTEEL SR. AND...
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DONALD EDWIN COCHRAN, SR.

August 2, 1944 - August 6, 2016

DONALD WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY. HE LOVED CHASING HIS COWS, FARMING AND GARDENING AND SELLING PRODUCE AT THE COURT HOUSE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, CAROLYN COCHRAN, SEVEN BROTHERS, CHARLES, JIM, ALBERT, GENE, FELIX, JOHNNY AND FRED COCHRAN; TWO SISTERS, MARTHA COCHRAN AND SUE PICKETT. SURVIVING ARE ONE DAUGHTER, CAROL SUE MCMILLAN OF DAYTON, THREE SONS, ROCKY AND MONTY...
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RONALD GLENN PAIRAMORE

July 8, 1946 - August 5, 2016

RONALD WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF CHATTANOOGA AND OF THE METHODIST FAITH. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER , WILLIAM PAIRAMORE.SURVIVING ARE HIS SOULMATE, SARAH SHIPLEY OF DAYTON, HIS MOTHER, MATTIE PAIRAMORE OF DRUMMONS QUITO, TN. TWO CHILDREN, CLINT PAIRAMORE OF CHATTANOOGA, TN. DREW PAIRAMORE OF PORTLAND, OREGON. FOUR SISTERS, ANN HINSON OF COLLIERVILLE, TN. ROSE (RALPH) COUSAR OF...
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RICHARD RUSSELL MILLER

November 3, 1967 - August 4, 2016

RICHARD WAS A RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, HE LEFT HIS WORLDLY HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD ON FRIDAY AUGUST 4, AT SACRED JOURNEY HOSPICE IN MCDONOUGH, GA. HE WAS EMPLOYED BY NEXUS DIRECT IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. RICHARD WAS A LOVING KIND, GENEROUS SON AND BROTHER, UNCLE AND FRIEND. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER, DICK MILLER, PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, JACK AND RUBY THOMAS,...
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SYLVIA DYER NEWELL

August 20, 1938 - August 2, 2016

SYLVIA WAS A MEMBER OF THE CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH, WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBANDS, ROBERT DYER AND CHARLES N. NEWELL A GRANDSON, JOSHUA HAMBY HER PARENTS, FLOYD R. AND NELLIE L.BEASLEY BEAVERS. SURVIVING ARE HER BROTHER, JOHN CALVIN (BETTY) .BEAVERS OF EVENSVILLE, TN. SON, ANTHONY ( MARY) DYER OF WARRENTON, VIRGINIA. TWO DAUGHTERS, MELISSA DULLAGHAN OF SAVANNAH, GA. LAURA (MICHAEL) HAMBY OF...
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Glenn O. Smith

August 6, 1933 - August 1, 2016

Glenn was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. He was preceded in death by: parents, Caleb and Cannie Smith; wife, Mary Ruth Smith; son, Allen Smith; great-grandson, Ty Reed; brother, Chester Smith; sisters, Velma Brown and Dorlene Lovelady. He is survived by: three children, Ronnie Smith, Mike Smith and Ray Smith all of Dayton; sister, Jody Cameron; brother, Jimmy Ted Smith both of Dayton; eleven...
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LEE ANNE SCHAFER

September 6, 1969 - July 31, 2016

LEE ANNE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO., AND WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH.SHE LOVED TO SEND CARDS TO HER FAMILY AND LOVED ONES FOR EVERY SPECIAL OCCASSION. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER FATHER BERTRAM McCUISTON III, PAPAW ARNOLD WILKEY, GRANNY MARY LEE MILLER, GRANDMOTHER RUTH McCUISTION, AND DAUGHJTER MADISON SCHAFER. SURVIVORS ARE HER HUSBAND JAMES SCHAFER, MOTHER LESLIE McCUITON, DAUGHTER MACI...
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Rosaleen Caraway

September 25, 1930 - July 26, 2016

Rosaleen was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by: parents, Leonard and Ruth Janow Sneed; brothers, Charles Sneed, Melvin Sneed, Alan Sneed and Calvin Sneed. She is survived by: children, Ray Caraway and Kay (Earl) Thurman; sisters, Lois Bishop, Thelma Roberson, Earleen Cox, Jean Dotson, Eunice Sneed, Fay Wilkey, Connie Clayton, Diane Gross...
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Karla Ann May

April 9, 1961 - July 26, 2016

Karla was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. She is preceded in death by: brothers, Danny, David and Michael Jacobsen and sister, Dawn Jacobsen. She is survived by: husband, Tate Sneed of Dayton, Tennessee; mother, Joann Jacobsen of Iowa; children, Margaret Jacobsen, Stephanie (Mitchell) Lovins and Jeffrey (Kayla Coleman) Sneed all of Dayton; sisters, Kathy Vickers of Iowa and Jan Jacobsen of...
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Linda Faye Long

October 13, 1942 - July 26, 2016

Linda attended Morgan Springs Baptist Church and loved to go bowling and dancing. She also loved her dog, SuSue, very much, collecting dolls and her house. She is preceded in death by: parents, Leonard and Mildred Barnes Dye; brothers, Roy Dye and Jimmy Dye; husband, Eddie Long and daughter, Sherry Burton. She is survived by: children, Chris (Carolyn) Long, Becky (Ritchie) Cagle both of Dayton,...
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KENNETH EUGENE GOINS

June 9, 1937 - July 21, 2016

KENNETH WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON, OF THE BAPTIST FAITH LOVED HIS FAMILY AND TO SING AND PLAY THE GUITAR, HE LOVED TO PLAY JOHNNY CASH MUSIC. HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JACKSON AND CARRIE BOLDEN GOINS, THREE BROTHERS AND FOUR SISTERS. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, BETTY THURMAN GOINS OF DAYTON, A DAUGHTER, AMY NEWBY OF RINGOLD. GEORGIA. SISTER, JACKIE GOINS OF DAYTON. TWO...
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Dawn Renee Holquin

July 5, 1965 - July 11, 2016

Dawn attended Lakeview Baptist Church and also enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. She is preceded in death by: parents, Ralph and Lonnie Williams; brothers, Ralph, Chris and John Williams. She is survived by: children, Erica Mae Barnard of Union, Ohio, Anthony Jose Holquin and Taylor Renee Holquin both of Dayton, Tennessee; sister, Kimberly (Kelvin) Smith of Scottsdale, Arizona;...
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JACK BERNARD FAATZ

October 3, 1922 - June 30, 2016

JACK WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A VETERAN OF THE U.S. NAVY , AND A MEMBER OF THE LAURELBOOK SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, GEORGE W. AND CECILE MARIE KIESTER FAATZ, SISTER LAURA ANFOSSO. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, SARAH LOUISE DIXON FAATZ DAYTON, TN. SON, JACK B. FAATZ JR. OF DAYTON, TN. THREE DAUGHTERS, MARY A. GILLIAM DAYTON, TN. LOUISE MARIE...
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Alvin Gene Hill

November 15, 1934 - June 28, 2016

Alvin was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was a member of the Graysville Church of God. He is preceded in death by: parents, Ola and Nola Harrison Hill; brothers, Ceamon and Charles Hill. He is survived by: wife, Jean Hill; four children, Ray (Brenda) Hill, Rocky Hill, Jeff (Denise) Hill and Tiffany (Greg) Smith all of Dayton, Tennessee; three brothers, Dallas Hill of Lawrenceville,...
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Jimmy Joe Holland, Sr.

December 13, 1933 - June 24, 2016

Jimmy was a longtime resident of Rhea Co.,and a member of the American Legion post # 203 in Spring City. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded by his wife Mary Ellen Smith Holland, parents Frank and Mabel Barger Holland, brother Bobby Holland. Survivors include two sons Joe Holland and Charles Jeffery Holland both of...
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ELBERT PARIS

April 29, 1921 - June 23, 2016

ELBERT PASSED AWAY FRIDAY JUNE 23, AT THE SPRING CITY CARE AND REHAB IN SPRING CITY. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE AND SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SURVIVING ARE THREE CHILDREN, JANE SMITH OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, BENJAMIN PARIS OF DAWSON SPRINGS, KENTUCKY , SUSAN McCAMPBELL OF SPRING CITY, TN. SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. THERE WIILL BE NO SERVICES...
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Grover Mack Harris

March 15, 1939 - June 20, 2016

He is preceded in death by: parents, William and Elizabeth Harris; brother, Martin Cleveland Harris; sisters, Edna True and Jean Vance; son, Ricky Lynn Devult. He is survived by: wife, Elsie Harris of Spring City, Tennessee; sons, Arlin Mack Harris of Grundy County, Tennessee, Mark Harris and Darryl Harris both of Battle Creek, Michigan; daughter, Tammy Commins of Dayton, Tennessee; several...
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