Obit­u­ar­ies

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Chap­ter 203.

In lieu of flow­ers con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Park­way Bap­tist Church Mis­sions Fund at 65 Stu­art Road Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

On­line guest­book avail­able at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

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

Ken­neth Earl Bran­den­burg, 79, Look­out Moun­tain

Ken­neth Earl Bran­den­burg, of Look­out Moun­tain, Ga., passed away peace­fully at the Hospice of Chat­tanooga Cen­ter in Chat­tanooga, Tenn., Sun­day, April 9, 2017. He was 79.

He was born in Mt. Ster­ling, Ky., to par­ents Ken­neth C. and Mary Belle (Rice) Bran­den­burg, and was raised in Ken­tucky, Geor­gia, and New Jersey.

He at­tended the Univer­sity of Ken­tucky and Geor­gia Tech, where he grad­u­ated with a de­gree in Ar­chi­tec­ture in 1960. Af­ter com­plet­ing Of­fi­cers Can­di­date School, he was sta­tioned as a Naval Lieu­tenant in Alaska, was awarded the Navy Com­men­da­tion Medal for his per­for­mance as a li­ai­son of­fi­cer dur­ing the Alaskan Earthquake of 1964, and was as­signed as as­sis­tant res­i­dent of­fi­cer in charge of re­con­struc­tion in Ko­diak, Alaska af­ter the earthquake.

Ken moved his fam­ily to Sig­nal Moun­tain, Tenn. and be­gan his long ca­reer as an ar­chi­tect with the firm Derthick & Hen­ley (now Derthick Hen­ley & Wilk­er­son) in 1966. Ken was highly re­spected in his pro­fes­sion, was the Ten­nessee AIA (Amer­i­can In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tec­ture) pres­i­dent in 1975, Mem­ber Emer­i­tus of the Chat­tanooga Chap­ter of CSI (Con­trac­tors Spec­i­fi­ca­tion In­sti­tute), and was rec­og­nized in Jan­uary 2017 as the long­est ac­tive mem­ber of the Chat­tanooga chap­ter. The Ken Bran­den­burg Award is still the high­est award given an­nu­ally in recog­ni­tion of out­stand­ing ser­vice given to this chap­ter.

Ken was very in­volved with both the Sig­nal Moun­tain and Chat­tanooga com­mu­ni­ties. Ken served on the com­mit­tee to help save the Wal­nut Street Bridge and on the Chat­tanooga Opera Board. Ken was a mem­ber of the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church of Chat­tanooga for many years and su­per­vised the build­ing of the sec­ond story of the cur­rent church build­ing.

Ken’s fa­vorite spot was stand­ing on a ten­nis court, and he cher­ished the com­radery he ex­pe­ri­enced over many decades at the Rac­quet Club, Manker Pat­ten Ten­nis Club and The Fairy­land Club. He was in­fa­mous for his “dink” shot. He taught his son some valu­able lessons on the court: never give up, fight to the end, and al­ways be a gen­tle­man. One of his Manker Pat­ton friends stated he was al­ways fun to be around, the type of per­son who could dis­agree with you with­out be­ing dis­agree­able.

Sur­vivors in­clude: his wife, Anita (Mal­li­coat) Bran­den­burg; his sis­ter, Mary Lynn Brad­shaw (Lacy); his daugh­ter, Wendy Bran­den­burg (Ryan) McNabb; his son, Eric Ham­lin (San­dra) Bran­den­burg; his grand­daugh­ters Re­becca and Casey McNabb and grand­son Trevor Bran­den­burg, his first cousin, Ray­mond (Betty) Horn­back; his niece, Ter­i­lyn (Jim) Green; nephew Stephen (Kim)Brad­shaw and his con­stant com­pan­ion, Gab­bye.

There will be a Cel­e­bra­tion of Life and Re­cep­tion held at the Fairy­land Club on Fri­day April 28, 2017 at 3 pm. Guests are en­cour­aged to bring their best “Bran­den­burg” story to share at the Cel­e­bra­tion.

On­line guest­book avail­able at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

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

Mary Lou “Betty” Cross, 80, Rossville

Mary Lou “Betty” Cross, of Rossville, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Wed­nes­day, April 12, 2017. She was 80.

She had lived most of her life in the Chat­tanooga and North Geor­gia area and was a mem­ber of the Elk­mont Bap­tist Church in Cleve­land, Tenn.

She was a home­maker who loved her hus­band, chil­dren, and grand­chil­dren dearly. She loved God, her church, shop­ping, work­ing in her flower gar­den, and her pets Lucy and Baby. Mrs. Cross loved to be “on the go”, she al­ways had a smile on her face, and would never com­plain of any­thing. She will be dearly missed by her fam­ily and friends.

She was pre­ceded in death by her son, James “Lit­tle” Doyle Cross; mother, Marie Har­ris; sis­ters, Sandy Mas­sen­gale and Judy Har­ris; grand­mother, Mat­tie Raines; and one great-grand­child.

Sur­vivors in­clude: her hus­band of 62 years, James “Sonny” Cross; five chil­dren, Vickie McEl­haney of Ring­gold, Ken­neth (Lori) Cross of Chat­tanooga, Billy Cross of Rossville, Steve Cross of Goodyear, Ariz. and Martha (Sut­ton) John­son of Ring­gold; brother, Lee Dor­ton Har­ris; 13 grand­chil­dren; 11 great­grand­chil­dren and sev­eral nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

Visi­ta­tion: Mon­day from 4-8 p.m. and Tues­day from 11a.m. un­til the fu­neral hour at the South Crest Chapel.

Fu­neral ser­vice: Tues­day, April 18 at 1p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Brother Johnny Hood of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Lake­wood South Me­mory Gar­dens.

On­line guest­book avail­able at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

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

Ruth Young Ross, 88, Chicka­mauga

Ruth Young Ross, of Chicka­mauga, Ga., passed away peace­fully to meet her Lord and Sav­ior Wed­nes­day, April 12, 2017, sur­rounded by her fam­ily. She was 88.

Mrs. Ross was a na­tive of Cen­tral, S.C., but spent the greater part of her life in the Chicka­mauga and the Fairview Com­mu­nity of Rossville.

She was a proud grad­u­ate of the 1946 class of Gor­don Lee High School and a mem­ber of Vic­tory Bap­tist Church.

She was em­ployed with Peer­less Woolen Mill and Crys­tal Springs Bleach­ery for sev­eral years, was a huge Chicago Cubs fan, en­joyed col­lect­ing recipes and coupon­ing, and an hon­orary mem­ber of the Red Hat So­ci­ety of Chat­tanooga.

Mrs. Ross was known as “Mama Ruth” to many of her neigh­bor­hood chil­dren and was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Paul Young of St. Peters­burg, Fla. and Verna Young of Chicka­mauga, Ga.; hus­band, Jud­son S. Ross Sr. and brother, James Young.

Sur­vivors in­clude: chil­dren, Nancy Ross Stin­nett, Knoxville, Tenn., Win­nie (Steve) Em­rick, Chicka­mauga, Ga., Sher­man (Deb­bie) Ross, Rock­mart, Ga., Randy Ross, Knoxville, Tenn. And Jen­nifer (Troy) Ren­shaw, At­lanta, Ga.; grand­chil­dren, Misty (David) Yows, Nita Slat­ton, Brooke (Steve) Triplett and Zack (Ash­ley) Ross; four great-grand­chil­dren, Chloe Brady, Jud­son Triplett, Jenna Triplett and James Slat­ton; sis­ter, El­iz­a­beth Thomp­son; sev­eral cousins, nieces and neph­ews; dear friends, Betty Dobbs and Tula Mae Camp­bell.

Visi­ta­tion: Fri­day, April 14, from 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel.

Fu­neral ser­vice: Satur­day, April 15, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pas­tor Ernest Groce of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: for fam­ily only Mon­day at 2 p.m. at the Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

A spe­cial thank you is ex­tended to the won­der­ful care­givers at Park­side Nurs­ing Home & Hearth Hospice.

On­line guest­book avail­able at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

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

Deb­o­rah Denise John­son Threlkeld, 61, Tun­nel Hill

Deb­o­rah Denise John­son Threlkeld, of Tun­nel Hill, Ga., passed away Wed­nes­day, April 12, 2017. She was 61.

A life­long res­i­dent of the North Geor­gia area, she was a for­mer em­ployee of Shaw In­dus­tries and a mem­ber of Glory Road Bap­tist Church.

She is pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther, Richard Gur­ney John­son and mother, Wil­lie Hazel Ben­nett John­son Lynn.

Sur­vivors in­clude: two sons, Richard (Mea­gan) Threlkeld of Tun­nel Hill, Ga. and Philip (Kim) Threlkeld of Sharps­burg, Ga.; sis­ter, Theresa Wengert of Ring­gold, Ga.; three broth­ers, Rick John­son, Tony John­son and Howard John­son all of Ring­gold, Ga.; three grand­chil­dren, Ri­ley Threlkeld, Max Threlkeld and Hud Threlkeld; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Visi­ta­tion: Satur­day, April 15, 12-3 p.m. at the fu­neral home.

Fu­neral ser­vice: will be held at 3 p.m.

On­line guest­book avail­able at wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: Wil­son Fu­neral Home Wal­lis-Ste­wart Chapel Ring­gold.

David An­thony Green, of Tun­nel Hill, Ga., passed away Sun­day, April 9, 2017. He was 53.

He was a life­long res­i­dent of the North Geor­gia area and was of the Bap­tist faith.

He was em­ployed as a ma­chine op­er­a­tor at South­ern In­dus­trial fab­rics and loved be­ing out­doors, fish­ing and gar­den­ing. He was a lov­ing son, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther and brother, who will be dearly missed.

Sur­vivors in­clude: his par­ents, Ray­mond and Della Green of Ring­gold, Ga; daugh­ters, Keisha (Stephen) Henry of Flint­stone, Ga. and Whit­ney Roach of Chicka­mauga, Ga.; sis­ter, Regina Rober­son of Tun­nel Hill, Ga.; brother, Jackie Green of Ring­gold, Ga. and four grand­chil­dren.

Visi­ta­tion: Satur­day, from 1:30 p.m. un­til the time of ser­vice at the fu­neral home.

Me­mo­rial ser­vice: Satur­day, April 15, at 3 p.m. in the Wal­lisSte­wart Chapel with Bro. Wen­dall Babb of­fi­ci­at­ing.

On­line guest­book avail­able at wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: Wil­son Fu­neral HomeWal­lis Ste­wart Chapel, Ring­gold.

Isa­ias “Sam” Al­varez, 87, Fort Oglethorpe

Isa­ias “Sam” Al­varez, of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., passed away Wed­nes­day, April 12, 2017. He was 87.

He was born in Que­bradil­las, Puerto Rico, but lived in the North Geor­gia area for most of his life and was a mem­ber of St. Ger­ard’s Catholic Church.

He was a U.S. Army Vet­eran hav­ing served dur­ing the Korean Con­flict and the Viet­nam War be­fore re­tir­ing in 1970 af­ter more than 23 years of ser­vice. Af­ter his mil­i­tary ca­reer he was em­ployed with and re­tired from the United States Postal Ser­vice in 1990 af­ter more than 10 years of ser­vice and ded­i­ca­tion.

Sam en­joyed wood­work­ing, be­ing out­doors gar­den­ing and had a true pas­sion for an­i­mals. His main fo­cus in life was first and fore­most his love for The Lord, his Wife, his

chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and great­grand­chil­dren. He was a lov­ing and de­voted brother, hus­band, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther who will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was also pre­ceded in death by his wife, Ur­sula Al­varez and sev­eral sib­lings.

Sur­vivors in­clude: his daugh­ters, Eva (Dale) Parks of Oolte­wah, Tenn. and Susie Al­varez of Rossville, Ga.; brother, Manuela Al­varez of Fla.; two sis­ters, Chep­ita Al­varez of N. J. and Vita Al­varez of Puerto Rico; two grand­chil­dren and their spouses, An­drew and Dawn Parks and Amy and Ryan Long; great-grand­chil­dren, Con­nor Parks, Gwyneth Parks and Emilia Rose Long and nu­mer­ous ex­tended fam­ily and friends.

Visi­ta­tion: from 11 a.m. un­til the time of ser­vice at the fu­neral home.

Me­mo­rial ser­vice: Satur­day, April 15, at 1p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Fa­ther Bill Wil­liams of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Tues­day, April 18, at 12:30 p.m.

in the Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily would like to ex­tend a spe­cial thanks to the Staff at Rose­wood As­sisted Liv­ing-Me­mory Care Unit, as well as Ash­ley Gor­rell and Tapestry Hospice for their care and con­cern for the well be­ing of Sam dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.

On­line guest­book avail­able at wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

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

Tal­mon “Gene” Eu­gene Har­bour, 66, Ring­gold

Tal­mon “Gene” Eu­gene Har­bour, of Ring­gold, Ga., went home to be with his Lord and Sav­ior, Fri­day April 14, 2017. He was 66.

A life­long res­i­dent of the North Geor­gia area, he was a Vet­eran of the U.S. Army where he served dur­ing Viet­nam, a for­mer em­ployee of Shaw In­dus­tries where he worked for 18 years and was a mem­ber of Cross Con­nec­tion Church.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Tal­mon Brown and Selma Louise Scog­gins Har­bour.

Sur­vivors in­clude: his lov­ing wife, Joy Sue Walker Har­bour of Ring­gold, Ga.; two sons, Chad Har­bour of Chat­tanooga, Tenn. and Nick (Lorri) Har­bour Mill­wood of Ring­gold, Ga.; two sis­ters, Loise Carl­ton and Joyce Tin­dell both of Rock Spring, Ga.; two broth­ers, Dean Har­bour of Rossville, Ga. and Gary Har­bour of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; seven grand­chil­dren; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Visi­ta­tion: Tues­day from 4-8 p.m. and Wed­nes­day from 9 a.m. un­til fu­neral time at the fu­neral home.

Fu­neral ser­vice: Wed­nes­day, April 19, 11 a.m. in the fu­neral home chapel with Pas­tor Joey Kelly of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Ten­nesseeGe­or­gia Me­mo­rial Park.

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily re­quest do­na­tions be made to St. Jude’s Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal.

On­line guest­book avail­able at wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

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

Gail Stoker, 70, LaFayette

Gail Stoker, of LaFayette, Ga., passed away Satur­day, April 08, 2017. She was 70.

Gail was a mem­ber of the Chat­tooga Bap­tist Church.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, John and Mil­dred Jen­nings Bishop and step-son, Jerry La­mar Stoker Jr.

Sur­vivors in­clude: hus­band, Jerry La­mar Stoker of LaFayette; daugh­ter, Tam­mie (Matt) Shoe­maker of Ring­gold; step-daugh­ter, Kelly Sue Street of Ring­gold; brother, Johnny (April) Bishop of Ala.; grand­chil­dren, Caleb Foster and Emma Kate Shoe­maker; step grand­chil­dren, Cody and Ryan Street; step­great-grand­child, Dal­las Street; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Ser­vices will be pri­vate.

Pri­vate in­ter­ment in Twin Oaks Ceme­tery.

On­line guest­book avail­able at wal­liswilbanks­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Fu­neral Home, LaFayette.

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