Joel “Den­nis” Wil­liams, 63, Chat­tanooga, Tenn.

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Joel “Den­nis” Wil­liams, 63, of Chat­tanooga, passed away on Sun­day, August 20, 2017 at his res­i­dence.

Den­nis at­tended the Chat­tanooga Tem­ple Bi­ble Methodist Church, had worked for the Ring­gold Tele­phone Com­pany and sev­eral tex­tile mills in the area. He en­joyed fish­ing, work­ing on clas­sic cars, auto body re­pair, any type of car­pen­try work, and vis­it­ing the ocean. But most dear to his heart, was spend­ing time with his fam­ily, and es­pe­cially the grand­chil­dren.

Den­nis was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Con­nie Wil­liams, mother, Min­nie Jo Goins, father, Joe L. Wil­liams, brother, Bobby Clark, and his grand­par­ents, Maw & Paw Clark.

Sur­vivors in­clude his chil­dren, Bobby Lee (Sherry) Wil­liams, Joedy Len (Sher­rie) Wil­liams, and Tammy Jo Collins; SPE­CIAL PA­PAW to Shyanne & Star Collins; brothers, Ver­non & Jimmy Clark and Tracy Scott; sis­ter, Donna Jean McGhee; four­teen grand­chil­dren, seven great-grand­chil­dren, sev­eral nieces & neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices: Wed­nes­day at 11:00 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel.

Burial: Lake­wood Mem­ory Gar­dens, South.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­

Vis­i­ta­tion: Tues­day, August 22nd from 4:00 p.m. un­til 8:00 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, at the end of historic Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

Ken­neth J. “Kenny” Sea­groves, 56, Ring­gold

Ken­neth J. “Kenny” Sea­groves, 56, of the Burn­ing Bush com­mu­nity of Ring­gold, went home to be with the Lord on Satur­day, August 19, 2017.

Kenny was a life­long res­i­dent of north Ge­or­gia and a 1979 grad­u­ate of Rossville High School. Dur­ing his time at Rossville High, he set a track record with a four minute, four sec­ond mile. Kenny re­ceived a track schol­ar­ship at UTC and he later grad­u­ated from Miller Motte in 2009 with a Mas­sage Ther­apy de­gree. He was cur­rently em­ployed by the Hamil­ton County De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion as a Se­cu­rity Spe­cial­ist. Kenny had a love for soccer. He ref­er­eed any­thing from rec league to semi-pro matches all across the south­east. He was a mem­ber of the S.S.O.A. and the South East­ern District Ref­er­ees State As­ses­sor and As­signer, re­cently get­ting his state badge grade 6. Kenny loved com­pet­i­tive shoot­ing and he founded the North Ge­or­gia De­fen­sive Pis­tol and Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion. Kenny was an ordained dea­con and a mem­ber of Sil­verdale Bap­tist Church where he served on the me­dia team, op­er­at­ing the sound board and cam­eras. Within the past five years, Kenny de­vel­oped a deeper re­la­tion­ship with Christ, and worked hard to keep Him in the cen­ter of his life. He en­joyed prac­ti­cal jokes and val­ued his re­la­tion­ships with ev­ery­one he knew. Mak­ing his wife and daugh­ters happy was the high­light of his life. If you had Kenny as a friend, you will know why there will be such a void in your life. He will truly be missed by all.

Kenny was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Jack & Birdie Sea­groves, brother, Ray­mond “Bud” Sea­groves, and grand­son, Ilias Everett.

Sur­vivors in­clude his lov­ing wife of 32 years, Vicki Sea­groves; daugh­ters, Brit­tany (Pa­trick) Everett, Bri­anna (Joseph) Fre­josky, and Kendyl (Tyler) McGill, all of Ring­gold; grand­chil­dren, Is­abella & Isa­iah Everett; sis­ters, Thelma (Paul) Comp­ton of Chicka­mauga, Juanita Wright of Rossville, Bar­bara (Don) Har­ris of Lees­burg, AL, and Kathryn Tin­ker of Wild­wood, GA; brother, Charles (Alice) Sea­groves of Ring­gold; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices: Wed­nes­day, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Burn­ing Bush Bap­tist Church with Pas­tor Travis Jones of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: In the church ceme­tery.

Mr. Sea­groves will lie-in-state from noon un­til the ser­vice hour Wed­nes­day at the church.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­

Vis­i­ta­tion: Tues­day, August 22nd from 4 – 8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, at the end of historic Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

Su­san Kaye (Shafer) West­more­land, 76, Chat­tanooga, Tenn.

Su­san Kaye (Shafer) West­more­land, 76, of Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee passed away Satur­day, August 19, 2017.

Su­san was born in Up­per San­dusky, Ohio on Novem­ber 27, 1940 to the late, Gor­don K. & Lo­raine L. Shafer and was of the Chris­tian faith. Af­ter grow­ing up in Up­per San­dusky, Ohio, she grad­u­ated from high school and then went on to sec­re­tary school, be­fore go­ing to work for the CIA. She then served her re­main­ing ca­reer field as a Para­le­gal for many years and was also an ac­tive mem­ber of the Ten­nessee Para­le­gal As­so­ci­a­tion. Su­san loved do­ing crossword puz­zles, work­ing out­side in her yard, go­ing to movies, plays and story teller events. She adored trav­el­ing with friends & fam­ily, watch­ing old movies, sit­coms and go­ing to mu­se­ums. She worked on the com­mit­tee of the East Ridge Re­vi­tal­iza­tion and al­ways loved to try new foods with the ex­cep­tion of south­ern morn­ing gravy. She truly lived life to the fullest and laughed at every­thing, even if oth­ers may not have seen the hu­mor in it. She was also pre­ceded in death by her brother David L. Shafer (Mary).

Sur­vivors in­clude her three chil­dren, Steve & (Jamie) West­more­land, Lori & (Kent) Bled­soe and Kim & (Mickey) King; brother & sis­ter-in-law, James (Ruth) Shafer; 5 grand­chil­dren, Heather Howard, Zach Underhill, Kenny West­more­land, Justin West­more­land and Ja­cob West­more­land and eight great­grand­chil­dren.

Per her re­quest a pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at a later date.

On­line guest book atwww. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

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

Jerry Calvin John­son, 69, Ring­gold--

Jerry Calvin John­son, 69, of Ring­gold, went home to be with the Lord, Mon­day August 21, 2017.

He was a proud Vet­eran of the U.S. Army, and a Mem­ber of Ring­gold Church of God. He loved fish­ing, Blues, and play­ing his bass at church. He also loved the World of Wrestling and was a ref­eree for many years.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Ot­tis and Wil­lie Chris­tine John­son; sis­ter Vicki Marie Miller, brother, Jerry John­son.

Jerry is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife, Terri Di­etz John­son; son, Shane Vaughn; two chil­dren from a pre­vi­ous mar­riage, Jen­nifer (Eric) Godsy and Jerry John­son; sis­ters, Linda (David) King, Janet Bai­ley, Sue Davis, and Glo­ria (Hyland) McCarty; grand­daugh­ter and care­giver, Draven (Dy­lan) Hoff­mann; 10 other grand­chil­dren; sev­eral great­grand­chil­dren; spe­cial friends, Jeff and Cindy Eng­land.

Fu­neral ser­vices: 11:30 AM Thurs­day August 24, 2017 at Ring­gold Church of God with Pas­tor Car­roll Allen of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Thurs­day from 10:00 – 11:30 AM.

Burial: Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Eloise Pierce, 94, Ring­gold

Eloise Pierce, 94, of Ring­gold, died Tues­day, August 22, 2017 in a lo­cal health care fa­cil­ity.

She was the widow of the late Thomas Oran Pierce, and was of the Bap­tist Faith.

In ad­di­tion to her hus­band, she was pre­ceded in death by chil­dren: Edith Pierce and Danny Pierce.

She is sur­vived by her sons: Ron­nie Pierce, Rossville, David Pierce, Dun­lap, and Stephen Wa­ters, Ring­gold; and daugh­ters: He­len Porter, Doris Kit­tle, and Sue Barnes, all of Ring­gold, and Deb­bie Shirley, Day­ton, TN, and Martha John­son, Chat­tanooga; and two sis­ters: Agnes Cox, Rock Spring, and LouRena Ross, Dal­ton.

Visit www. her­itage­bat­tle­ to share con­do­lences with the fam­ily.

Fu­neral ser­vices: 3:00 PM Fri­day, August 25 with Dr. Dan Bar­ton of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Rock Spring Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 4-8 PM Thurs­day at Her­itage Fu­neral Home, Bat­tle­field Park­way.

Ar­range­ments: Her­itage Fu­neral Home, Bat­tle­field Park­way.

Lee Everett Boyd­ston, 92, East Ridge, Tenn.

Lee Everett Boyd­ston, 92, of East Ridge, passed away Tues­day, August 22, 2017.

He had spent most of his young adult life in Ider, Alabama be­fore mov­ing back to the Chat­tanooga area. He was an Army-Air Force Vet­eran of W.W. II, 484th Bom­bard­ment Group, where he was sta­tions in Italy & North Africa. He loved W.W. II history of W.W. and re­tired from the Quaker Oats Com­pany af­ter more than 37 years of ser­vice. He was of the Bap­tist faith and was a lov­ing and de­voted hus­band, father and grand­fa­ther who will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Marvin & Nellie Boyd­ston; 4 brothers; 2 sis­ters; his beloved wife, Jewell Glenn Moore Boyd­son and daugh­ter, Lisa Lynn Boyd­ston Mitchell.

Sur­vivors in­clude his son and daugh­terin-law, Terry Lee & (Emalie) Boyd­ston of East Ridge, TN; sis­ter, Wilma Boyd­ston Nel­son of Char­lotte, NC; 3 grand­chil­dren, Ja­son Boyd­ston, Tripp Mitchell, III and Sa­man­tha & (Micah) Hughes; great grand­daugh­ter, Alexis Boyd­ston; great great grand­daugh­ter, Hol­lis Hughes and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily & friends.

Grave­side ser­vices: 12:30 p.m. Mon­day, August 28, 2017 in the Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery with Bro. Pat Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 4 - 8:00 p.m. on Sun­day at the fu­neral home.

On­line reg­is­ter book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son and Sons Fu­neral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe Chapel.

Lena Rea­gan Smith, 83, Fort Oglethorpe

Lena Rea­gan Smith, age 83, of Fort Oglethorpe, Ge­or­gia passed away Wed­nes­day – August 23, 2017.

She was born in Chero­kee, N.C. to the late J.D. and Emma Rea­gan. She spent her child­hood in Chero­kee and was a grad­u­ate of Sylva High School – Class of 1952. She en­joyed gar­den­ing, cook­ing and an­i­mals.

Along with her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band: Robert Jack­son Smith and brother: Ge­orge Rea­gan.

She is sur­vived by her sons: Mike (Diedra) Smith of Ring­gold, GA, Barry (Jen­nifer) Smith of Look­out Val­ley, TN, brother: Larry (Ann) Rea­gan of Ring­gold, GA and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Satur­day – August 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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

On­line reg­is­ter book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

El­iz­a­beth “Faye” Craw­ford Ab­ney, 73, Ring­gold

El­iz­a­beth “Faye” Craw­ford Ab­ney age 73, of Ring­gold, Ge­or­gia passed away Thurs­day, August 24, 2017.

She was born in Ring­gold, GA to the late Tom & Martha Craw­ford. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion from Ed­mond­son Busi­ness Col­lege, she spent her ca­reer work­ing in the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion. She served as of­fice man­ager to the late F. Jones Smi­ley, M.D. for 35 years and later with Chat­tanooga Women’s Spe­cial­ist un­til her re­tire­ment in 2011.

A life­long res­i­dent of the Ring­gold area, she was a mem­ber of the Ring­gold First Bap­tist Church and a mem­ber of the Pi­o­neer Sun­day school Class, who will be serv­ing as Hon­orary Pall­bear­ers. Also serv­ing as Hon­orary Pall­bear­ers will be “The Glo­be­trot­ters” so named by Faye’s mother when th­ese girls were teenagers. This group of girls have been ac­tive life long best friends since grade school and have been de­voted to Faye dur­ing her ill­ness.

She is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Ken­neth J. “Ken” Ab­ney; mother and father, Tom and Martha Craw­ford; sib­lings, Gene Craw­ford, Kenny Craw­ford, Joyce Craw­ford Ket­tles and Char­lotte Craw­ford Ab­ney.

She is sur­vived by her de­voted chil­dren, Paige McBr­yar of At­lanta, Keith Ab­ney of At­lanta, and grand­son, Ju­lian Ritchey, also Alyce Ab­ney Sul­li­van and Me­gan Sul­li­van.

Fu­neral ser­vices: 2:00 P.M. Satur­day August 26, 2017 at the Ring­gold First Bap­tist Church with Rev. Eric Kennedy and Dr. Dan Whitaker of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: An­der­son Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Fri­day from 5-8 P.M. and Satur­day un­til 1:30 P.M. at the fu­neral home.

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

An on­line reg­is­ter book may be signed at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Amanda Jones Lanier, LaFayette

Amanda Jones Lanier of LaFayette passed away Sun­day, August 20, 2017.

Amanda was a lov­ing wife, mother, daugh­ter, sis­ter, teacher, and friend. Even at the young age of 40, she lived her life to the fullest. She had a strong faith and love for Je­sus Christ that shined

El­iz­a­beth Ab­ney

Joel Wil­liams

Ken­neth Sea­groves

Jerry John­son

Lee Boyd­ston

Lena Smith

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