five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one niece, and two nephews.
Funeral service Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Timmy Barrett officiating.
Interment to follow in Johnson Cemetery, Claysville, Alabama.
Visitation at the funeral home Saturday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.
Mary Lucinda Palmer Fewell
Mrs. Mary Lucinda Palmer Fewell passed away on March 15. She was 86.
Mary was the daughter of the late William M. and Fannie Elliott Palmer, of LaFayette. She is preceded in death by her husband, Everett Fewell and siblings: Earline, Raymond, Pauline, Edward, Neil, and Barbara.
Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaFayette, Eastern Star, and Red Hat Society. She was a hair stylist in the Atlanta area, ending her career at Clairmont Oaks Assisted Living Facility. She loved crocheting, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
Mary is survived by sons, Joe (Tina) Heavin and Tim (Sonia) Jarrett; siblings, Patricia Langford and James Palmer; grandchildren, Summar (Brian Jones) Heavin and Justin Jarrett; great-grandson, Dracen Heavin-Jones; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation at the funeral home Friday, March 17 from 1-3 with a graveside service to follow at LaFayette City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to First Baptist Church or Alzheimer’s Association.
Wallis-Wilbanks in charge of the arrangements.
Norma Shipp, 78, LaFayette
Norma Shipp, age 78, of LaFayette passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. A graduate of LaFayette High School, Class of 1957, Norma retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia with 35 years of service. She enjoyed traveling and dancing.
Ms. Shipp was preceded in death by parents, Judd and Fleeta Shipp.
Survivors are sister, Montine Anderson; niece, Nancy Griffith; nephews, David (Sandra) Shipp, Terrell (Vicki) Anderson, Randy Anderson, Dickie (Cindy) Anderson, Jerry (Kaye) Anderson, and Tim (Lynn) Anderson.
Graveside service will be held Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in LaFayette Memory Gardens with Pastor Garland Hullender.
Pallbearers are nephews.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Per Norma’s wishes, she requested there be no flowers.
Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.
Elaine Wilson Erby, 70, East Ridge, Tenn.
Elaine Wilson Erby, 70, of East Ridge, TN passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017. Ms. Erby was a native of Decatur, TN and had lived most of her life in the East Ridge and North Georgia area. Ms. Erby worked as a secretary at Lakeview Middle School from 1974-1976, and was a homemaker for most of her life. She loved her family, enjoyed cooking for family and friends, and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Estell and Wilma Wilson.
Survivors include her sons, Scott Erby and Stephen Erby; daughter, Tara Sanders; sisters, Glenda (Art) Walker, Gloria Wilson, Carol Wilson, and Vada (Billy) Johnson; brother, Terry Wilson; four grandchildren, Brock, Blake, Macie, and Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to www.lanesouthcrestchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude. org in honor of her grandson, Cooper Erby, St. Jude patient.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday at 2:00p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Mark Flynn officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00-2:00p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Charitable donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 Tel: 1-800-8055856 Web: http://www. stjude.org.
Jimmy Lee Boyd, 82, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jimmy Lee Boyd, 82, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Boyd was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 23, 1934 to the late Richard and Ethel Boyd-Sprouse. He graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later worked with the CIA. He retired from American Manufacturing in Chattanooga where he worked as a machinist. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Charity Baptist Church and also graduated from Moody Bible Institute. Mr. Boyd loved playing golf, fishing and spending time with his family and also coached little league baseball for several years. Mr. Boyd will truly be missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ethel Boyd-Sprouse and Walter Sprouse, his wife, Barbara Farmer Boyd, brothers, Richard Boyd, Roy Sprouse, sisters, Brenda Giddens Sprouse and Doris Shaw Sprouse, and daughter, Vickie Boyd.
Survivors include Vivian Jean Boyd, sons, Walter “Al” Boyd, Curt Duane Boyd and James Walker Boyd, grandchildren, Amy Jo Boyd, Doris Larue Boyd, Chris Boyd, Jeremy Boyd and Becky Boyd, several greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, March 17, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Jim Bennett officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lanesouthcrestchapel.com
The family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Kelly Ann Bailey, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her residence.
Kelly was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 28, 1966 to the late Douglas and Alice Adams. She graduated from Brainerd High School in Chattanooga and later attended college in Kentucky. She enjoyed reading books and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a loving, caring person and will be missed by her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Price and Kenneth Bailey, her parents, Douglas and Alice Adams, and uncle, Terry Hannah.
Survivors include her son, Samuel “Alex” Payne, daughter, Heather Russell, grandchildren, Kory Russell, Koby Russell and Koryana Russell, and friend, Greg Payne.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.
Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Cecelia Eve “Evie” Hames Karnes, 58, Rossville
Cecelia Eve “Evie” Hames Karnes, 58, of Rossville, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at her residence.
Mrs. Karnes was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on February 27, 1959 to her parents, Charles Edward and Mabel Ann Hames. She has lived in the Rossville area for the past 15 years. She is a member of the Chattanooga Camping Club. She loved baking, camping, gardening, crocheting, yard sales, traveling and holiday decorating. She loved her cats and spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Edward Hames, brother, Charles Edward Hames Jr., and granddaughter, Cloee Clowdus.
Survivors include her loving husband of sixteen years, Ron Karnes, sons, Jeremy (Autumn) Clowdus, Chuck (Skye) Clowdus and Brandon (Ruth) Karnes, daughters, Kristin (Matt) Wolcott and Erin Karnes, mother, Mabel Ann Hames, brother, Cyle Hames, sister, Michelle Hames, grandchildren, Maleigha Clowdus, Bubba Clowdus, Bentley Clowdus, Hydi Clowdus, Maya Bible, August Karnes, Noah Wolcott, Shea Wolcott, Justin Broadwell, Kaylee Wolcott, Khloe Wolcott, Eli Wolcott, Ryan Marter, Brynlee Cruse, nephews, Jarrod Hames, Ethan Hames and Stuart Clements, nieces, Chelsea Hames and Courtney Hames.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Saturday in the South Crest Chapel with Chaplain Hank Nolen officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lanesouthcrestchapel.com
The family will receive friends Friday 4:00 – 8:00pm at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Ronald “Ronnie” Ervin Denton, 70, Chickamauga
Ronald “Ronnie” Ervin Denton, age 70 of Chickamauga, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. Ronnie was born to the late Ervin and Dorothy Hollingsworth Denton in Chickamauga and was of the Baptist Faith. He graduated from Gordon Lee Memorial High School in 1965 and has been employed at Trenton Telephone Co. for the past 44 yrs. Ronnie was a loving father, grandfather, brother, friend and companion who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Kim & John Derryberry of Lookout Mtn., and Tammy & Joe Dana of Ooltewah; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny & Michelle Denton and Lee & Tabatha Denton all of Chickamauga; sister Vivian Plummer of Cartersville; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; friend and companion, Mary Castleberry; and several nieces & nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. David O’Neal officiating. Interment will follow in the Chickamauga City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday morning until the service time. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel.
Johnathan “Matt” Leming, 45, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Johnathan “Matt” Leming, 45 of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was a man of many talents. He was previously employed with TennesseeSouthern Maintenance as a Service Technician. He was truly dedicated to his family and was always helping others, he was always putting others needs before his own and never met a stranger. He was a loving husband, father and papaw that will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Leming, grandmother, Janie Lee Leming and best friend, Ricky Morgan.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 20 years, Kim Leming of Chattanooga, TN; mother, Cookie Morgan of Ringgold, GA; children, Andrew Walraven and Matthew Walraven both of Calhoun, GA, KaSandra & Darryl Calloway and Kendra Wallin all of Rossville, GA; brother, Johnny Leming of Maryville, TN; sisters, Christy Roberson of Texas and Casie Roberson of Ringgold, GA; 3 ½ grandchildren and numerous extended family & friends.
The family will receive friends after 12 Noon on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Services and burial will be private. Online guest book at www. wilsonfuneralhome. com. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
James D. Bethune “Alfie”, 79, of McDonald, TN, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. He loved his family and had a passion for riding his motorcycle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Lois P. Bethune.
Survivors include his loving wife, Canelia Bethune of McDonald, TN; Lynda Bethune of Knoxville, TN, Kim (Tommy) Shaw of Ringgold, GA, Laquita (Eddie) Garland of Cleveland, TN; step-son, James William Petty of Daytona, FL; brothers, Bill (Tammie) Bethune and David (Doris) Bethune all of East Ridge, TN, Ray (Beverly) Bethune of McDonald, TN; half- sisters, Brenda Gale Brown and Sherry Harris; half-brother, Mike Bethune; 3 grandchildren, Makaila and Brooklynn Shaw and Johnathan Garland; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Fort Oglethorpe chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes with Chaplin Larry D. Sliger officiating. Burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday March 16, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM.
James Perry Manning, 85, East Ridge, Tenn.
James Perry Manning, 85 of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Jim was a long time member of Brainerd Baptist church where he served as an usher for many years. Jim held a 60 year career in the lumber business with 43 of those years employed by Buchanan Lumber. Jim was preceded in death by his parents E. L. Manning and Fannie Christine Manning and one brother, Ernest Manning.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Manning; sons, Jim (Marlyn) Manning of Knoxville, Perry (Kim) Manning of Hixson, Jerry (Sharon) Manning of East Ridge; four grandchildren, Father Christopher Manning of Knoxville, Whitney Manning of Denver, CO, Kevin Manning of Hixson, Morgan Manning of Columbia, MO; great grandchild, Victoria Manning; two brothers, Hobert (Jean) Manning and Lamar (Sarah) Manning; two sisters, Joyce (Kenneth) Wright and Teresa Daniels; other relatives including an aunt, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends as well as his best buddy, his dog Peanut.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 in the Brainerd Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Wilkes officiating. Burial will follow in the Tyner Cemetery with Father Christopher Manning officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Brainerd Baptist Benevolence Fund, 300 Brookfield Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37411 (423) 624-2606. Online guest book at www. wilsonfuneralhome. com. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
Marguerite Brown Price, 81
Marguerite Brown Price, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday March 11, 2017. Marguerite was born in Belk, Alabama to the late, James “Shorty” & Mildred Brown but had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was previously employed at Cutter Laboratory for more than 20 years and also worked at Food Lion. She enjoyed going to country concerts, spending time at the Grand Ole Opry and being with her family & friends. Her greatest passion in life was taking care of and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Annette Pendley.
Survivors include her loving husband of more than 61 years, Charles Price; Her sons, Charles Price, Jr., Gary Randall Price all of Rossville, GA; grandchildren, Camille Stone, Randy Price, & Rachel Price; great grandchildren, Chandler Patrick, Chaysen Patrick, Cannon Stone, & Logan Price; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family & friends.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday March 15, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Bro. David Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the TennesseeGeorgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday & prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online guest book at www. wilsonfuneralhome. com. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
Douglas Eugene Brown, 66, Chickamauga
Douglas Eugene Brown, age 66 of Chickamauga, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist Faith. Doug retired in 2007 after 40 plus yrs., as a mechanic. He was a kind man who will be missed by all that knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Frances Snodgrass Brown and sister, Judy Alexander.
Doug is survived by his children, Jason Brown and Jessica Brown; sisters, Anita (George) Loyack, Susan Stokes and Janet Wagner; several grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Grand Center Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday and prior to the service on Tuesday. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.