Our Obituaries

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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WILLIAM TRAVIS BECK

April 5, 1927 - June 16, 2016

WILLIAM WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON, WAS RETIRED FROM U.S. PIPE, A MEMBER OF WHITE OAK BAPTIST CHURCH, AND A VETERAN OF THE U.S. NAVY. HE WAS PRECEDED BY HIS WIFE MARY RUTH BECK, PARENTS WILLIAM CURRY AND BEULAH LUCILLE TROTTER BECK. SURVIVING ARE FIVE CHILDREN TERRY (MYRNA) BECK WASHINGTON STATE, JERRY (CANDY) BECK NEW MEXICO, GARY (KIM) BECK CHATTANOOGA, TN., MARY (JERRY) BARGER ...
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SHEILA KAREN DUNN

February 21, 1955 - June 13, 2016

A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA CO. AND WAS OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST FAITH. SHE HAD WORKED FOR GEORGIA POWER AS AN INVESTIGATOR, AND AN ASSISTANT CLERK IN THE RHEA CO. CIRCUIT/SESSIONS COURT CLERK'S OFFICE, AND AN OFFICER WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF REVOLUTION. SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: PARENTS ALVIN AND LEONA SIMPSON FARMER. SHE IS SURVIVED BY: HUSBAND WILL DUNN DAYTON, TN. SON SAMUEL ALEX (ROXANNE)...
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WILLIE MAE FRANCISCO

August 3, 1919 - June 9, 2016

WILLIE MAE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF SALE CREEK, A MEMBER OF THE DAYTON CHURCH OF CHRIST, SHE LOVED GARDENING AND WAS A GOOD COOK.SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, CLAYTON FRANCISCO: PARENTS, HENRY AND IDA PARALEE DOSS EVERETT, SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SURVIVING ARE HER FOUR CHILDREN, JUNE (PAUL) FULLER OF SALE CREEK, GRADY JEWELL (BARBARA) FRANCISCO OF EVENSVILLE, TN. GAIL (JACK) ...
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Janis E. Dillard

March 21, 1950 - May 31, 2016

Janis E. Dillard, 66, of Battle Creek, Michigan, came face-to-face with Jesus, her Savior on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Through her years of battling cancer, Janis' testimony was "all was well with her soul" and her hope was in the Lord. She was born March 21, 1950 in Dayton, Tennessee daughter of the late Curtis and Mary (Cochran) Dillard. Janis moved with her family to Battle Creek before the age...
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Yolanda Ann Doughty

April 8, 1973 - May 31, 2016

She is preceded in death by: husband, Brian Doughty. She is survived by: parents, Larry and Bonnie Decker of Spring City, Tennessee; companion, Michael Shawn Douglas of Harrison, Tennessee; pet dog, Trixie; two step-children, Brian and Tiffany Doughty of Florida; brother, Shamus (Shannon) Decker of Pikeville, Tennessee; niece, Hannah Decker of Pikeville, Tennessee; several aunts and uncles.
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Justin Corey Genoe

November 3, 1989 - May 31, 2016

Justin was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and loved football. He is preceded in death by: pawpaws, Marvin Genoe, David Burdette Everette Payseur. He is survived by: father, James Genoe of Evensville, Tennessee; mother, Tracey Genoe of North Carolina; daughter, Teagan Ballard of Dayton, Tennessee; brother, James Ryan Genoe of Evensville; sister, Paige (Christopher) Thompson of North Carolina;...
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Randy "Real Deal" Coulter

May 9, 1961 - May 29, 2016

Randy was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and attended the Cove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by: parents, Charles and Nellie Adams Coulter; sister, Em Montgomery; brother, Gary Coulter. He is survived by: daughter, Erica Coulter of Sale Creek, Tennessee; five sisters, Mary (Eddie) Hammonds, Sue (Robert) Blaylock, Rose (Brooks) Coulter, Betty Suttles and Carol Taylor all of Dayton,...
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Jennalou Charlie Elder

November 17, 2015 - May 28, 2016

She was loved by everyone. She is preceded in death by: special friend, Bae. She is survived by: parents, Johnny and Elizabeth Elder; sisters, Lucy Clayton, Felicia Elder and Macy Elder; brothers, Eli Cashman and Brandon Elder; grandparents, Brenda and Charles Elder, Connie and Charles Clayton and Michelle Wilson; several aunts and uncles.
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Jody Wayne Roberts

October 31, 1974 - May 27, 2016

Jody was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and he loved Nascar. He is preceded in death by: father, David Roberts; grandfather, Buddy Cornett and brother, Brian Morgan. He is survived by: mother, Nancy Robert and Steve Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee; children, Brett and Kobe Roberts both of Dunlap, Tennessee; sister, Becky Redden of Dayton; grandmother, Mae Cornett of Dayton and several aunts and...
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Vivian Lucille Godsey

May 21, 1955 - May 27, 2016

Vivian was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, and was retired from Suburban Manufacturing, and was of the Church of God faith. She is preceded in death by: husband, Jerry Godsey; parernts, James T. and Ludie Hackler Youther; two brothers, Jay and Glen Youther. She is survived by: four sisters, Phyllis Trent Asheville, N.C., Joy Thurman, Jeanette Barley both of Dayton, Tn. and Karen Burns ...
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Marion "Gail" Corder

February 13, 1955 - May 26, 2016

Gail was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Church of God faith. She loved her family, reading, camping and going to the beach. She is preceded in death by: parents, Marvin and Claudine Milligan and Fred Miller; infant grandson, Jacob Harwood. She is survived by: husband, Wayne Corder; children, Angie Hutchins, Mandy Jordan, Michael Corder and Jennifer Corder all of Dayton, Tennessee;...
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Paul George Keltch

February 22, 1936 - May 24, 2016

Paul was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member of Corvin Road Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by: wife, Audrea Keltch; son, James Keltch; parents, David E. & Virginia Maye Keltch; four brothers Johnny Hancock, James, David G., and Jimmy Keltch. He is survived by: eight children, Carl (Kim) Headlee, Lisa (James) Binkley, Rick (Angie) Headlee, Crystal Trussell, Becky Manor, Jim ...
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Otis Lee Moore

October 24, 1960 - May 21, 2016

Otis, formerly of Ohio, was a longtime resident of Decatur, Tennessee and of the Protestant faith. He loved music, playing guitar, fishing and worked as a brick mason for over twenty years. He is preceded in death by: biological father, James Yancy; uncles, Billy and Tommy Cody. He is survived by: parents, Opal (Jeff) Giddens of Dayton, Ohio; wife, Charlotte Moore of Englewood, Tennessee; four...
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Clayton Edgeman

December 1, 1986 - May 17, 2016

Clayton was a lifelong resident of Dayton and a member of Salem Baptist Church. He loved to fish, play golf, and the outdoors and his son. He is preceded in death by: grandparents, Howard and Bessie Mae Edgeman. He is survived by: mother, Patty Edgeman; father, Bill (Darlene) Edgeman all of Dayton, maternal grandparents, Johnny Housley and Linda Phillips and Agnes Tollett all of Dayton; son,...
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Virgil Granvil Crane

January 6, 1925 - May 16, 2016

Virgil was a resident of Dayton all his life and a member at Graysville Church of God. He was also a member of the American Legion and a World War II veteran. He loved his country and helped drive the V.A. van. He also enjoyed volunteering and helping at the Ronald McDonald House. He is preceded in death by: parents, Arby Lee and Elma Hancock Crane; several brothers and sisters. He is survived by...
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DONNIE LEE CROWE

May 11, 1950 - May 14, 2016

DONNIE WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON ,MOVING TO GEORGETOWN TWO YEARS AGO, HE HAD TWENTY FIVE YEARS SERVICE WITH SURBURBAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, HE LOVED CRAFTS AND GOING TO FLEA MARKETS. DONNIE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, SHERMAN AND RUTH RICHEY CROWE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE OF 46 YEARS, MARCIA CROWE OF GEORGETOWN, TN. DAUGHTERS, APRIL PRITCHETT OF EAST RIDGE, TN. AND LISA BRYSON...
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Bobbie Ruth Rutledge

March 20, 1935 - May 9, 2016

Bobbie was of the Methodist faith and she loved to sew. She is preceded in death by: parents, Claude and Willie McGee Rutledge; brother, Ray (Martha) Rutledge and son-in-law, Charles "Tadpole" Pruitt. She is survived by: children, Rona Pruitt, Pam (Clet) Vest, Billy McKeown and James (Eileen) McKeown; five grandchildren, April (Jeremie) Kilby, Jammie (Brian) Kilian, Ericka (Matt) Hall, Page (Josh...
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Vernor "Verna" Upchurch

December 8, 1953 - May 1, 2016

Verna was a resident of Rhea County for most of her life. She is preceded in death by: parents, Arthur "Crocky" and Velma Young; daughter, Rebecca Newton and several grandchildren. She is survived by: husband, Daniel Upchurch of Dayton, Tennessee; children, Sandra (Bruce) Mutter, Dewayne Newton, Brandy Corder, Ronald (Melissa) Lawson, Jerry (Liz) Lawson and Mary Jones all of Dayton; thirteen...
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Almeda Pearl Rigsby Colvin

November 22, 1925 - April 26, 2016

Almeda was a member of Walden's Ridge Baptist Church in Dayton. She is preceded in death by: parents, W.W. and Laura Marler Rigsby; first husband, W.L. Colvin Jr.; brothers, Tom, Bernard and Conrad Rigsby; sisters, Rema Skillern and Billie Jackson. She is survived by: husband, William M. Colvin of Hixson, Tennessee; seven children, LeRoy Colvin of Douglas, Arizona, Alice (Ken) Hurley of Chandler,...
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Johnny "Hoss" Locke

August 2, 1995 - April 25, 2016

Johnny was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. He loved motorcycles, hunting and country music. He is preceded in death by: aunt, Telissa Stines; grandmother, Gumercinda Vasquez; uncle, Johnny Locke and close friend, Brooks. He is survived by: parents, Debra Ramirez and Floriberto Vasquez of Spring City, Tennessee; father, Freddie Locke of Spring City; siblings, Chelcse...
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Ronnie Mooneyhan

July 15, 1954 - April 25, 2016

Ronnie was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and owner of Ron's Appliance Repair. He is preceded in death by: father, Dennis Mooneyhan; brother, Scott Mooneyhan; step-brothers, Winfred Cline Seals and Rickey Seals. He is survived by: mother, Kathleen (Winfred) Seals of Spring City, Tennessee; nieces, Tiffany and Cathy Mooneyhan of Dayton, Tennessee; step-sister, Sherry Campbell of Pikeville,...
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SHIRLEY M. EVERETT

August 9, 1937 - April 22, 2016

SHIRLEY WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF DAYTON, WAS RETIRED AFTER 32 YEARS AT KAYSER-ROTH. SHIRLEY WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, JOHN AND DELLA R. KINTIGH TITUS. SURVIVING ARE ROY EVERETT OF DAYTON, TWO CHILDREN, TROY(SONDRA) EVERETT OF MT. JULIET, TN. DONNA HERNANDEZ OF DAYTON, ONE SISTER, LINDA COGER OF MICHIGAN. FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, AMANDA PETERSON, ANTHONY LOCKE, JACOB EVERETT, LAUREL...
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MYRTLE A. SHARP

August 10, 1940 - April 21, 2016

MYRTLE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO., AND WAS A MEMBER OF DAYTON CHURCH OF CHRIST. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY SON DONNIE SHARP, PARENTS JOHN AND FAYE HOWERTON SHARP, TWO BROTHERS JOHN AND FRED SHARP. SURVIVORS ARE TWO DAUGHTERS ANDREA (TYRONE) LAMBERT GAINESVILLE, GA., CAMMIE (DONALD) WILSON, SON KEN (STACY) SHARP BOTH OF DAYTON, TN. FOUR SISTERS ANEDDA BETTIS, PHYLLIS FLOYD BOTH OF BUFFALO, N.Y....
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Don Clark

March 6, 1936 - April 20, 2016

Don was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and attended the Cove Church of God. He is preceded in death by: parents, Benton and Eunice Clark; sisters, Fraba Clark and Lois Patten; brothers, Clifford and Wendell Clark. He is survived by: wife, Lula Clark; daughter, Rosie (Leon) Bozeman; son, James (Bonnie) Coulter; sisters, Jeanette Clark, Lou Henderson, Irene Thurman, Alberta (Jerry) Montgomery,...
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Della Short

May 4, 1921 - April 18, 2016

Della was born on May 4, 1921 and went home to be with the Lord on April 18, 2016 at Golden Years Retirement home in SpringCity, Tn. Della had a wonderful life and especially enjoyed the times she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was an active member of the Waldens Ridge Baptist Church where she was a Bible Study Teacher and mentor to many. Della worked as a...
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Charles Edward Ezell, Jr.

January 7, 1964 - April 16, 2016

Charles was a longtime resident of Sale Creek and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed volunteering at the Sale Creek Fire Department and loved his children. He had a great sense of humor and loved playing jokes on people. He is preceded in death by: father, Charles Edward Ezell Sr. He is survived by: daughters, Amy (Adam) Knight and Amanda Ezell both of Sale Creek, Tennessee; mother, Doris Ezell...
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LEONARD A. CARAWAY

February 14, 1929 - April 8, 2016

LEONARD WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO. AND HE ATTENDED GRAYSVILLE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH. HE WORKED AT ROBINSON MFG. FOR 50 YEARS, AND HE LOVED TO FISH AND GARDEN. HE WAS PRECEDED BY HIS PARENTS HENRY AND DELIA DOTSON CARAWAY. SON AND TWO BROTHERS. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE OF 50 YEARS NAOMI CARAWAY GRAYSVILLE, TN. TWO SONS CHRIS (CANDACE) CARAWAY GRAYSVILLE, TN. RAY CARAWAY DAYTON, TN....
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Naomi Goins

August 16, 1932 - April 7, 2016

Naomi Goins, 83, passed away on April 7, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Naomi was a lifelong resident of Dayton and attended New Union Baptist Church. She enjoyed bird watching, reading and cooking. She was born on August 16, 1932 in Dayton, Tennessee to the late Lloyd C. McClure and Frances Barger McClure. She is also preceded in death by: siblings: Carrie Davis, Helen Mathew, Lester...
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John Henry Cashman

February 2, 1968 - April 4, 2016

John was a resident of Rhea County for 37 years and was of the Church of God faith. He is preceded in death by: father, Ernest Cashman; mother, Nickey Ingram and wife, Keita Cashman. He is survived by: children, Ashley (Stephen) Patton of Dayton Tennessee, Nikki (Michael) Cashman Weaver, Brooke Flowers both of Dalton, Georgia and Amanda Cashman of Dayton; five brothers, Michael, Matt, Mark, Luke...
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Jattrice "Sis" Miller

August 20, 1921 - April 2, 2016

Sis was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and member of Bogle's Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by: parents, Virgil and Pearl Mize Conley; husband, Walter "Duggan" Miller; sister, Juanita "Hanner" Miller; brothers, Bill, Ray, Bud and Frank Conley. She is survived by: children, Jenny (Chick) Harris, Jap (Glenda) Miller, Jim (Edna) Miller and Larry Miller; grandchildren, Darleen (Matt)...
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DORTHY MAXINE HENDERSON

September 23, 1945 - March 31, 2016

DORTHY WENT PEACEFULLY INTO THE ARMS OF JESUS ON MARCH 31, 2016. OTHER THAN HER PARENTS, SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER HUSBAND NOEL HENDERSON, SISTER HELEN STOKES WRIGHT, BROTHER FRANKIE STOKES. SHE LEAVES BEHIND TO CHERISH HER MEMORIES, HER FAMILY AND LOTS OF FRIENDS, WHO BECAME LIKE FAMILY TO HER. SHE NEVER MET A STRANGER AND LOVED SERVING HER HEAVENLY FATHER. SHE WILL FOREVER BE LOVED AND MISSED. ...
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Roger Eugene Sizemore

December 15, 1942 - March 31, 2016

Roger was a longtime resident of Rhea County and was a member of the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department. He was employed by Kayser Roth and Taco Bell Restaurant. He is preceded in death by: his mother, Ethel Lunquist; his Father, David Sizemore; his wife, Jennifer Sizemore and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by: two daughters, Amber Sizemore of Dayton and Amanda Franco of Graysville,...
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Imogene Suttles

February 2, 1934 - March 29, 2016

She is preceded in death by: parents, Monroe and Lillie Thomas; her husband of 59 years, James C. Suttles; siblings, Ernest Thomas, James Thomas, Junior Thomas, Jessie Thomas, Arthur Thomas, Erma Thurman, Effie Ingle, Ruby Miller and Ivedell Conley. She was the youngest of ten children. She is survived by: two daughters, Linda Lewis and Dianne (Freddy) Cochran; one son, Jim (Theresa) Suttles all...
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James J.W. Tooby Coxey

June 1, 1920 - March 28, 2016

He was the son of the late William and Ethel Coxey and a longtime resident of Rhea County. James was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church and also attended Old Washington Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an avid sport fan and loved to watch the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball. James was a longtime and dedicated...
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ROY ROGERS

June 23, 1948 - March 8, 2016

A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO., HE WAS RETIRED FROM SUBURBAN MFG. AFTER 46 YEARS OF SERVICE, AND ATTENDED WALDEN'S RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: WIFE MARGIE ROGERS, PARENTS ERVIN & SUSIE OLINGER ROGERS. BROTHER JACKIE MORGAN, AND A SISTER ROSE "BROWNIE" ROGERS. HE IS SURVIVED BY: TWO SONS RUSTY (KIM) ROGERS SPRING CITY, TN. LEN ROGERS DAYTON, TN. BROTHER DAVID (FREDDIE)...
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ROBERT ALLEN OLINGER

July 17, 1970 - March 4, 2016

ROBERT WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY AND WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. HE LOVED THE OUTDOORS AND WAS A TRUCK DRIVER FOR YEARS. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: HIS GRANDMOTHER, MAGGIE MORGAN OLINGER; UNCLE, JERRY OLINGER SR. HE IS SURVIVED BY: HIS FATHER, JOHNNY (LINDA) OLINGER OF DAYTON; HIS MOTHER, SHARON OLINGER OF BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN; HIS GRANDMOTHER, LOIS BAILEY OF FLORIDA; TWO SISTERS,...
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Rita Sue Harris

November 10, 1963 - February 28, 2016

She was a resident of Soddy Daisy for several years and member of the Rock Assembly Church of God. She was a member of Boots and Roses Line Dancing Club. Her favorite hobby was to go to yard sales and flea markets. Her most prized possession was her Yorkie, Hurcules. She is preceded in death by: father, Burel Raines; mother, Daisy Derryberry; step-father, Jasper Bookout "J.B." Derryberry; and...
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Rickie Labron Hood

March 8, 1961 - February 26, 2016

Rickie was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County. He is survived by: his wife, Deborah S. Hood of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; mother, Genievia Moses of Soddy Daisy; children, Charlie Whitt, Allen Whitt and Anthony Whitt all of Chickamauga, Georgia; sister, Vicki Major of Tellico Plains, Tennessee.
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LESTER LEON WILSON

December 7, 1935 - February 26, 2016

LEON WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO., AND WAS RETIRED FROM SUBURBAN AFTER 40 YEARS. HE WAS PRECEDED BY HIS WIFE VIOLA WILSON, PARENTS LESTER EDGAR AND HATTIE BEASLEY WILSON, SISTER PEGGY WILLIAMS, BROTHER JIMMY WILSON. SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO DAUGHTERS PEGGY (RONALD) THURMAN SPRING CITY, TN., BEVERLY (MIKE) HENSLEY EVENSVILLE, TN. SPECIAL FRIEND THELMA SHERRILL EVENSVILLE, TN., THREE SISTERS...
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Stacy Lynn Davis

September 13, 1975 - February 25, 2016

She has been a resident of Memphis, Tennessee for several years formerly of Dayton, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by: Lucious Davis. She is survived by: mother, Jean Chavis; children, Ashley Marie Hughes, Alexis May Lewis, Christian Scott Marshall and Ian Manghane; brother, Jefferson Davis; sisters, Teresa Thurman and Patricia Chavis; grandchildren, Raydus Hughes, Kanen and Skilynn Lewis;...
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Brenda Gravett Colbaugh

July 6, 1958 - February 25, 2016

Brenda Marie Gravett was born on July 6, 1958. She was the 2nd youngest of the Gravett family of seven, and the second daughter, to her parents John and Annie Marie Blevins Gravett, and were blessed with six other children through their marriage, Ted, Ed, Don, Leta, Long and John Allen. Brenda was very intelligent, and a graduate of Rhea County High School in 1976. She was united in union with...
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MARIE WILKEY CONNER

November 16, 1921 - February 20, 2016

MARIE WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF THE TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. MARIE LOVED HER CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WORKED FOR DOCTORS NICHOLS AND CASTEEL IN DAYTON. SHE AND HER HUSBAND WILLIAM OWNED AND OPERATED THE CONNER SUPERMARKET FOR MANY YEARS IN DAYTON.SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, VIRGIL AND BERTHA JORDAN WILKEY, HER HUSBAND, WILLIAM R. CONNER, ONE...
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Verneize Wilcox

October 2, 1919 - February 12, 2016

She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and attended the Dayton Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting, needlework, flowers and visiting with her family; especially her four grandchildren. She is preceded in death by: her husband, Richard William Wilcox; parents, James and Willie Holland; son, Ernest Richard Wilcox; four brothers. She is survived by: daughter-in-law, June Wilcox; sisters,...
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JEAN JEANETTE ROBINSON

June 20, 1927 - February 11, 2016

JEAN WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD AND HER HUSBAND OF 69 YEARS ON FEBRUARY 11, 2016. SHE WAS BORN IN ELYRIA OHIO, ON JUNE 20, 1927 AND MARRIED HER SWEETHEART ROBBY ON AUGUST 20, 1944. SHE WAS A PRECIOUS AND GODLY MOTHER, LOVING WIFE, AND A FOSTER MOM TO MANY CHILDREN OVER THE YEARS. SHE TAUGHT BIBLE IN RHEA COUNTY SCHOOLS, AND SURROUNDING AREAS FOR MANY YEARS. JEAN WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER...
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Clara "Tootsie" Castelow

October 15, 1932 - February 5, 2016

Clara was born October 15, 1932 in Sevierville, Tn. The family moved to Dayton shortly afterward for her father to work at Watts bar and Chickamauga Dam. She was a longtime member of Dayton Church of God and loved to write poems where she has several in the Library of Congress. She is preceded by: her parents, T.J. Manis and Paris Jane Morrison Manis; husband Billy Castelow; two sisters, Marie...
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Phyllis Anna Ruth Hensley

June 25, 1933 - February 2, 2016

Phyllis is a current resident of Lenoir City, Tennessee formerly of Morgantown, Tennessee. She was a member at Morgantown Baptist Church. She was a wonderful mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by: by her parents, Clint and Dollie Brock Hancock; husband, Lonis Hensley; brothers, Bobby Hancock, Wendell Anderson and Clint Hancock Jr. She is survived by: son,...
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Alvin Earnest Harris

April 3, 1938 - January 31, 2016

Alvin E. Harris, 77, of Dayton, TN, was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 31, 2016. He was born in Dayton, TN, on April 3, 1938, and was the son of the late Wiley Whitlock "Whit" Harris and Robbie Newman Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Edythe "Edie" Harris, his son, Joseph Benjamin Harris, and his brother, J.B. Harris. He is survived by his...
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BLANCA ESTER RIVERA

November 20, 1944 - January 27, 2016

A LIFE WELL LIVED BLANCA ESTER RIVERA AGE 71 WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 20, 1944, IN ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO. SHE WENT HOME TO HEAVEN ON JANUARY 27, 2016 AT HER RESIDENCE. BLANCA WAS HUMBLE, RESPECTFUL, LOVING, CARING, AND FULL OF JOY, AND WILL BE MISSED IMMENSELY. SHE WAS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER PARENTS SANTO AND JOSEFA OTERO RIVERA. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER HUSBAND OF 54 YEARS...
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Betty Ann Hill Warnke

May 10, 1937 - January 22, 2016

Betty was born May 10, 1937 in Dayton, TN, the daughter of Samuel Alex and Rose Travis Hill. She was of the Christian faith. She is preceded in death by: her parents, and grandparents, step-sisters, Eileen Griffith, Barbara Smith; step-brothers, Harold Walker and wife Geneva; W.D. (Dub) Hill. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son Nick B. (Tex) Crowe, III; daughter, Sharon Rose Crowe,...
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HERMAN ALEXANDER JOLLAY

January 5, 1925 - January 14, 2016

HERMAN WENT HOME TO BE WITH HIS SAVIOR ON JANUARY 14, 2016. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY WHERE HE SERVED IN LUZON THEATER IN THE PHILLIPINE ISLANDS. HE WORSHIPED AND SERVED AS A DEACON AND LONG TIME CHOIR MEMBER AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN DAYTON. HERMAN IS SURVIVED BY HIS CHILDREN, YVONNE (DAVID) CHASTANT OF GEORGIA: LYLE (HOLLY) JOLLAY OF SOUTH CAROLINA. KAY (DARYL) ROOP OF SPRING CITY,...
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Bobby Young

November 29, 1948 - January 11, 2016

Bobby was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was of the Pentecostal faith. He loved his nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by: parents, Jack and Beulah Young; sister, Shirley Williams; four infant siblings. He is survived by: brothers, Jackie (Lillian) Young, Donnie (Kathy) Young of Rhea County, Tennessee; sisters, Jane (Winfred) Smith and Dorothy (Jerry) Gregory of Hamilton County,...
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KENNETH WILLIAM WILKEY

January 21, 1930 - January 7, 2016

KENNETH WAS BORN JANUARY 21, 1930 IN DAYTON, TN. TO EARL HARMON WILKEY AND MINNIE ELIZABETH WILKEY. HE MARRIED DOLORES KELLY WILKEY ON JULY 6, 1948 UNTIL HER PASSING IN 2005. KENNETH WAS A MEMBER AND DEACON OF UNITY GOSPEL TABERNACLE AND A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE. KENNETH SPENT MANY YEARS IN BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN WHERE HE WORKED AS A LITTLE DEBBIE SNACK CAKE DISTRUBITOR. UNTIL HIS...
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Gladys Evelyn Purser

April 1, 1919 - January 6, 2016

Gladys was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was the oldest living member of New Union Baptist Church until her death. She was a teacher's aide at Frazier Elementary and Rhea Central Elementary and a Gray Lady Volunteer at Rhea Medical Center for several years. She enjoyed quilting and watching the red birds. She is preceded in death by: parents, Oscar and Alice Belle Colbaugh; husband of...
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Fred Lee Morgan

August 28, 1937 - January 5, 2016

Fred was a lifelong resident of Sale Creek and a member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton where he served as a deacon and chairman of the Properties Committee. Fred and his wife, Marge, owned and operated Dayton Glass Company from 1981 to 2001. Previously, he was employed by Dayton Bank & Trust. He enjoyed traveling, carpentry, and mechanical work. Fred's community was of great importance to...
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Vicki Sue Gravett

March 11, 1951 - January 5, 2016

Vicki was a longtime resident of Dayton. She was an active member at New Union Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was very family-oriented and loved her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by: father, Russel Bean; grandmother, Cora Marler. She is survived by: husband, Dale Gravett of Dayton, Tennessee; mother, Sue Bean of Manchester, Tennessee; children, Jason (Tonya)...
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Dorothy Ruth Meeks

October 14, 1940 - January 3, 2016

Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and attended Kelly Grove Baptist Church and White Oak Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by: parents, Walter and Hazel Ball; brother, William Ball and sister, Mary Elizabeth Ball. She is survived by: children, Vance (Anita) Meeks of Stevenson, Alabama, June (Chris) Hitchcock of Dayton, Tennessee, Charles Meeks of Dayton and Alan (Angela) Meeks...
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Jack Young

December 28, 1923 - December 29, 2015

Jack was a lifetime resident of Rhea County and member of Rock Assembly Church of God. He enjoyed working on cars. He is preceded in death by: parents, John and Dora Yoder Young; wife and mother of his children, Beulah Young; second wife, Evelyn Young; daughter, Shirley Williams; sister, Katherine; brothers, Drellis and Darryl Young; grandson, Randy Smith; four infant children. He is survived by:...
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Anita Renee Allen

November 19, 1960 - December 27, 2015

Anita was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by: parents, James and Jacqueline Jackson. She is survived by: daughter, Brandy (Jason) Driggans of Dayton, Tennessee; sisters, Linda Blansett of Georgia and Susan Jackson of California; brothers, Jim Jackson of Harrison, Tennessee, Steve Jackson of California and Jay Jackson of Birchwood, Tennessee;...
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Irene Mabel Flint McComb

February 13, 1924 - December 27, 2015

Irene Mabel Flint McComb, 91, passed away on December 27, 2015 to join her husband Ralph (R.W.) McComb. Irene (Mom) was a gracious, happy, caring and sweet lady. For ninety-one years she smiled, laughed and danced. She had a love for music and more importantly her family. She was a wife, mother and caregiver with a heart of gold. She was raised in Windsorlocks, Connecticut who later moved to...
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Lillian Irene Beene

April 20, 1931 - December 25, 2015

Lillian Irene Beene was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member of the Graysville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Lillian and her husband, Reece, were active in the Young Farmers and Homemakers during the early years of their marriage. She volunteered in Girl Scouts and in the 4-H Club. Lillian worked in the Rhea County School System for...
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JUDITH ANNETTE TINDLE

October 10, 1941 - December 24, 2015

JUDITH WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA CO, AND WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. SHE LOVED WRITING POETRY ABOUT HER FAMILY. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER PARENTS LINDSEY AND HEDDIE MAE BROCK JONES, HUSBAND DANNY TINDLE, TWO SONS JIMMY AND MICHAEL KERR, SISTER,GLADYS JONES ROSE, THREE BROTHERS CLARENCE, JAMES, AND JERRY DEAN JONES. SURVIVORS ARE THREE CHILDREN ALLEN KERR GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, VICKIE ROBERTS...
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Connie Gail Morgan

July 6, 1958 - December 23, 2015

She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. She was a good mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by: parents, Lester and Alice Mooneyham Reed; two brothers, Bobby and Teddy Reed; daughter, Ladonna Boles. She is survived by: daughter, Kimberly Boles of Dayton, Tennessee; step-son, Jackie Boles of Apopka, Florida; three sisters, Sue Reed of Cleveland, Tennessee,...
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ROBERT "BOBBY" JACKETT, JR.

April 22, 1963 - December 21, 2015

BOBBY WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF BLEDSOE CO. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS PARENTS EDDY AND PAT RIGSBY JACKETT, SON MICHAEL JACKETT, SISTER TERI JACKETT, BROTHER PATRICK (DARYLA) JACKETT ALL OF PIKEVILLE, TN. SEVERAL NIECES & NEPHEWS.
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COLLEEN DELORES CARAWAY

January 28, 1936 - December 17, 2015

COLLEEN WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, AND WAS OF THE HOLINESS FAITH. SHE LOVED TO PLAY CARDS.SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, WILLIAM T. MILLER AND DOROTHY M. PARKS MILLER.HER HUSBAND, MAYNARD CARAWAY. SURVIVING ARE HER THREE CHILDREN, THOMAS W. CARAWAY OF SPRING CITY, TN. CARRIE ROXANNE DENSON OF GRAYSVILLE, SHARON K. GOMEZ OF PIKEVILLE, TN. ONE SISTER, LORETTA FORDYA OF...
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LOWELL BLANCHARD REED

January 30, 1942 - December 17, 2015

LOWELL WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO., HE LOVED RIDING MULES AND WAGONS, AND HE ENJOYED HUNTING, AND WAS A VETERAN OF THE U.S. ARMY AND WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. HE WAS PRECEDED BY A GRANDSON TYMOTHY LOWELL "TY" REED. PARENTS WALTER FARRIS AND MAMIE SHERRILL REED. NINE BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE JO ANN ROBERTS REED EVENSVILLE, TN., FOUR DAUGHTERS TERESA (TERRY) WATSON,...
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Donald Lee Etherton

November 8, 1963 - December 14, 2015

He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing and coon hunting. He is preceded in death by: his parents, Naymon and Lucinda Etherton; son, Donald Naymon Edward Etherton; sister, Helen Sherrill; brother, Ronald Etherton; uncle, Harvery Etherton. He is survived by: his wife, Christina Etherton of Kingsport, Tennessee; four children, Robert Etherton of Spring...
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Clara Opal Emerling

October 10, 1931 - December 13, 2015

She is a resident of Chattanooga formerly of Dayton, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by: parents, Floyd and Eva Dillard; husbands, James Homer Johnson and Robert Emerling; sisters, Wanda Cato and Helen Batts; brothers; J.W., Billy, Morgan and Igou Dillard. She is survived by: her children, Cathy Lemacks of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Janie Johnson (Ben Harris) and James H. Johnson Jr. both of...
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Gordon Lee "Rip" Van Winkle

August 7, 1933 - December 12, 2015

He loved to play golf and fish. He worked 42 years with the Carpenter's Local 79. Upon retirement from Carpenter's Local, he worked for 15 years in the Pro Shop at Dayton Golf and Country Club in Evensville, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by: parents, Thaddeus and Maude May Brewer Van Winkle; grandson, Josh Rose; great-granddaughter, Hayley Ledbetter; sister, Velma Jean Van Winkle and step...
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WILMA IRENE COLBAUGH

July 11, 1925 - December 10, 2015

WILMA WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF DAYTON, AND OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, JOHN AND HATTIE HARRIS, HER HUSBAND, JIM COLBAUGH, A BROTHER, CHARLIE HARRIS, A SISTER, FRANCES CALBAUGH. SURVIVING ARE THREE CHILDREN, PAM (MELVIN) SNEED , EDDIE ( MARTHA) CALBOUGH, GARY ( ANNIE) CALBOUGH, ALL OF DAYTON. ONE BROTHER, KENNETH HARRIS OF DAYTON. SIX GRANDCHILDREN, JEREMIAH...
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Jennifer Lynn Toomey

November 19, 1972 - December 9, 2015

Jennifer was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. Her daughters meant the world to her and she loved all children. She had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help someone. She is preceded in death by: father, Gary Jay Toomey; grandparents, Harvey and Adith Taylor, Edmund and Violet Toomey. She is survived by: her daughters, Cora Chester and Cierra Toomey of...
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Muriel Roddy Wilkey

March 22, 1925 - December 6, 2015

Muriel was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and attended Dayton Church of God-The Family Church. She is preceded in death by: parents; Albert and Pearl Roddy and brothers and sisters. She is survived by: children, Jerry (Pam) Wilkey of Dayton, Tennessee, Phyllis (Ronnie) Raper of Dayton, Tennessee and David (Patti) Wilkey of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; sister, Geneva Nauman of Dillsburg,...
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Terry Lee Walker

July 22, 1955 - November 28, 2015

Terry was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and attended Church of God. He was a painter in this area for several years and also loved music and fishing. He is preceded in death by: his father, Clay E. Qualls; mother and stepfather, Ruth and Willie Keylon; three sisters, Connie Milligan, Shirley June Qualls and Shelia Qualls Kerr; brother, Kenneth Qualls. He is survived by: children, April...
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JAMES ALLEN WOODY

August 16, 1955 - November 28, 2015

JAMES WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, HAD WORKED FOR LAZ-BOY FOR 30 YEARS, HE WAS PRESENTLY A CUSTODIAN WITH BLEDSOE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM, AT RIGSBY SCHOOL.HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, ARTHUR AND ANNA MAUDE KNOX WOODY. ONE SISTER, SIX BROTHERS. SURVIVING ARE THREE SISTERS, EDNA WOODY OF EVENSVILLE, WANDA (CHARLES) LEWIS OF EVENSVILLE, DIANE POWERS OF CHATTANOOGA. THREE BROTHERS...
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Jen Boles

September 10, 1980 - November 26, 2015

Jen was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. She always made her friends and family laugh. She is preceded in death by: her father, Jackie Boles; grandparents, Lester and Faye Reed. She is survived by: fiancé, Chris Simmons of Dayton, Tennessee; mother, Connie Morgan of Dayton,Tennessee; sister, Kimberly Boles of Dayton, Tennessee; brother, Jackie Boles of Apopka, Florida...
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Sue Coxey McCary

September 18, 1953 - November 22, 2015

Sue was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed crocheting, taking pictures and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She loved her grandsons and her animals. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Wilma Coxey; Shauna's father, Jim Louallen. She is survived by husband, Kenneth McCary; daughter, Shauna (Wayne) Cox; grandsons, Dakota and Jesse Cox; sisters...
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CONNIE LEE MILLIGAN

October 19, 1958 - November 20, 2015

CONNIE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA CO. SHE LOVED HER FAMILY AND ENJOYED FLOWERS AND LIFE IN GENERAL. SHE WAS PRECEDED BY HER PARENTS CLAY & JANIE MOATS QUALLS, GRANDDAUGHTER MAILYEE MILLIGAN, BROTHER KENNETH QUALLS, SISTER SHELIA KERR, SPECIAL FRIENDS JANIE DUNN AND MARY ELLEN WILSON. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER HUSBAND ERNIE MILLIGAN DAYTON, TN., SON SEAN MILLIGAN DAYTON, TN. DAUGHTER JAMIE...
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Mary Jane Walters

April 26, 1923 - November 16, 2015

Mary Jane Walters, 92, born on April 26, 1923, passed away on November 16, 2015 and entered into the presence of the Lord. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Immaculta High School in Illinois. She later moved to Rhea County, Tennessee in 1949. She was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by: her parents, Alfred and Genevieve Kimpel;...
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ELOISE MITCHELL STINNETT

January 6, 1922 - November 11, 2015

ELOISE WAS A LIFETIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, AND WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. SHE WORKED AT RHEA MEDICAL CENTER FOR 17 YEARS, AND SHE LOVED TO FLEA MARKET AND YARD SALE. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: HER PARENTS, DAVE AND BERTHA DeROSETT MITCHELL, TWO BROTHERS, ONE SISTER, TWO GRANDCHILDREN. SURVIVING ARE FIVE CHILDREN, CARLOS B. STINNETT OF MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO. EDWARD STINNETT OF DAYTON. MAXINE...
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