Ce­cil Mur­rell Wha­ley, 86, LaFayette

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Ce­cil Mur­rell Wha­ley, 86, of LaFayette, took his last flight home on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7, 2017.

He lived the ma­jor­ity of his life in the North Georgia area and was a mem­ber of Cen­ter Grove Bap­tist Church. He re­ceived his cer­ti­fi­ca­tion as a Pri­vate Pi­lot at the age of 16 and then went on to be­come a Vet­eran of the United States Air Force, hav­ing served dur­ing the Korean Con­flict and sta­tioned in Ja­pan. Ce­cil was an em­ployee of the LaFayette Air­port for more than 20 years and was the Owner & Op­er­a­tor of C.M Wha­ley Con­struc­tion and Wha­ley Avi­a­tion for many years. He and his wife Joyce lived in the Wash­ing­ton DC area for a pe­riod of time where he was in­volved in mul­ti­ple con­struc­tion projects. He was ded­i­cated to his fam­ily & friends and was a lov­ing and de­voted brother, hus­band, father and grand­fa­ther who will be truly missed by all who knew him. Ce­cil’s great­est pas­sion how­ever was fly­ing and he was never hap­pier than when he was in the air or build­ing a plane in a hangar some­where.

Ce­cil was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Arthur & Nola Wha­ley and two brothers, Arthur Byrd Wha­ley Jr. and Lynne Wha­ley.

Sur­vivors in­clude his lov­ing wife of more than 42 years, Joyce Castle­berry Wha­ley; son, Steve Wha­ley of LaFayette, GA; three step-chil­dren, Tanja & Mark Par­ton of Col­legedale, TN, Terri & Lynn Clark of Ring­gold, GA and Steve & Pam Wehmeyer of Cal­i­for­nia; two brothers, Robert Wha­ley & Jerry Wha­ley both of North Georgia; two sis­ters, Kathy & Russ Maser of El­li­jay, GA and An­nette Hul­len­der of Ring­gold, GA; three step grand­chil­dren; 3 step great grand­chil­dren and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily & friends, .

The fam­ily wishes to thank Park­side staff, Dr. Pu­nit Bhut­walla, Dr’s Mor­ri­son and Hunt for the ex­tra time they gave us with Ce­cil. David Gulden­schuh Rome Ga., H. Lynn Clark for every­thing and Sarah from Chil­howie Glid­er­port Ben­ton, TN for Ce­cil’s last glider flight. And to all of Ce­cil’s fly­ing bud­dies both here and gone from us he loved you and the time spent sail­ing into the wild blue yon­der.

Funeral ser­vices: 1:00 p.m. on Tues­day, Septem­ber 12, 2017 in the LaFayette Chapel.

Burial: Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 4 – 7:00 p.m. on Mon­day and prior to the ser­vice on Tues­day at the funeral home.

On­line guest book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home. com.

Ar­range­ments: Wil­son Funeral HomeLaFayette.

Wanda Elaine Palmer Led­bet­ter, 79, Rossville

Wanda Elaine Palmer Led­bet­ter, age 79 of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord on Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, 2017.

She was a life­long res­i­dent of the Rossville area and was a mem­ber of Unity Bap­tist Church. She was a lov­ing wife, mother, grand­mother and sis­ter, who will be greatly missed.

Wanda was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, James Matthew and Per­nia Mae Palmer; daugh­ter, Wanda Lor­raine Vaughn; sis­ters, Marie Williams, Linda Phillips and Flo­ralee Palmer; and brother, JB Palmer.

She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band, of 28 yrs., Larry Led­bet­ter; son, Gary Daniel; sis­ters, Jessie May Williams, Gail (Sonny) Tol­bert, and Deb­bie (Chuck) Baker; brothers, Earl (Betty) Palmer, Wil­lard (Joan) Palmer, Bud (Alice) Palmer, Jimmy (Frances) Palmer and David Palmer; grand­sons, Josh (Tina) Vaughn, Justin (Whit­ney) Vaughn, and Jor­dan Vaughn; 12 great grand­chil­dren; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vice: 1:00 pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 13, 2017 in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. George Pin­ion of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Lakewood Me­mo­rial Gar­den­sSouth.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tues­day and prior to the ser­vice on Wed­nes­day.

Ar­range­ments: W.L. Wil­son & Sons Funeral Home-Ft. Oglethorpe.

Wil­liam “Pete” Chum­ley, 78, East Ridge, Tenn.

Wil­liam “Pete” Chum­ley, 78, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, 2017.

Pete was a won­der­ful hus­band, father, grand­fa­ther and un­cle and loved by ev­ery­one who knew him. He was a very ac­tive mem­ber of Jones Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church. He was a foot­ball and softball coach in East Ridge and at Sun­ny­side El­e­men­tary School. He and his brother, Dan, started Pro­fes­sional Stu­dios In­cor­po­rated. He re­tired as Dis­trict Man­ager from the Chat­tanooga Pub­lish­ing Com­pany. After re­tire­ment, he worked part-time at Ace Hard­ware and Wal­Mart.

He was pro­ceeded in death by his par­ents, Dan Wes­ley and Bessie Mae Chum­ley; brothers, Ju­lian, Joe, Dan, Bill, Charles and Jerry.

Left to cher­ish his mem­ory are his wife, Anne; daugh­ters Teresa (Tom McMa­hon) and Cari Beth Page; pre­cious grand­son, Ben­jamin J. Page. He also leaves be­hind his beloved dogs, Shum­lik and Pre­cious.

Ser­vices: Mon­day, Septem­ber 11th, at 1:00 p.m. at Jones Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church with Rev­erend Eric Rieger of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­southcrestchapel.com. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Jones Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ring­gold Road, East Ridge, TN 37412.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Sun­day, Septem­ber 10th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and from 12:00 p.m. un­til the funeral hour at the church.

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

Mil­dred Jay Cofer, 92, Ring­gold

Mil­dred Jay Cofer, 92, of Ring­gold, Georgia, passed away Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, 2017.

A life­long res­i­dent of the Ring­gold area, she was a mem­ber of the Ring­gold First Bap­tist Church where she served as a mem­ber of the choir and was a for­mer Sun­day School Sec­re­tary. Mil­dred was a for­mer em­ployee of Sweet­wa­ter Car­pet and of North­west Georgia Home Health.

She is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Carl Miller Cofer; daugh­ter, Donna Cofer Bo­mar; par­ents, Gus and Sally Childers Jay; and two brothers, Doc and Jack Jay.

She is sur­vived by brother, Jimmy (Delores) Jay of Ring­gold, GA; two grand­sons, Tyson (Mary) Bo­mar of Ring­gold, GA., and Kelly Bo­mar of Ring­gold, GA.; two great grand­sons, De­van and Cooper Bo­mar; three step great grand­daugh­ters, Mad­di­son, Ash­ley and Jill; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vices: 11:00 A.M. Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 13, 2017 at the Ring­gold First Bap­tist Church with Dr. Bruce Sloan of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at An­der­son Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Tues­day from 3-8 P.M at the funeral home. In lieu of flow­ers dona­tions may be made to the Georgia Bap­tist Chil­dren’s Home.

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

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

Terry Mon­roe “Hoot” Gib­son, 60, Chat­tanooga, Tenn.

Terry Mon­roe “Hoot” Gib­son, 60, of Chat­tanooga, passed away on Tues­day, Septem­ber 12, 2017.

Terry was born in Chat­tanooga on June 23, 2017 to his par­ents, Johnny Payne and Marcine Pedrick. Terry has been a life­long res­i­dent of the Chat­tanooga area and a grad­u­ate of Kirk­man High School. For sev­eral years, Terry was a pro­fes­sional drum­mer with var­i­ous groups, in­clud­ing the Mill Wee Hol­low Band and 27 South. He was of the Chris­tian faith and also en­joyed fish­ing, the out­doors, go­ing to the shoot­ing range. Terry is pre­ceded in death by his father, Johnny Payne and his adop­tive par­ents, Ralph and Bessie Gib­son.

Sur­vivors in­clude his mother, Marcine “Mar­cie” Pedrick, sons, Kenny Gib­son and Caleb Walls, daugh­ter, Tessa Turner, three brothers, Michael Sher­ril, Steve Davis and Marty Payne, sev­eral aunts, un­cles, cousins, nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vices: 1:00 PM on Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel with Evan­ge­list Ron Tay­lor of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Green­wood Ceme­tery.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­southcrestchapel.com

Vis­i­ta­tion: 4:00 PM un­til 8:00 PM on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory, lo­cated at the end of his­toric Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

Vin­cent “Vinny” Joseph Min­ery, 66, of East Ridge, Tenn.

Vin­cent “Vinny” Joseph Min­ery, 66, of East Ridge, passed away on Fri­day, Septem­ber 8, 2017 in a lo­cal hos­pi­tal.

“Vinny” was born on July 16, 1951 in Pat­ter­son, New Jersey to the late An­thony and Ann Min­ery. He was a mem­ber of Fraw­ley Road Bap­tist Church in East Ridge and at­tended Berkley School of Mu­sic. He en­joyed play­ing drums pro­fes­sion­ally, telling jokes, lift­ing weights and ex­er­cis­ing. In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he is also pre­ceded in death by his daugh­ter, Penny Peak.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Genora Min­ery, sons, Gary and Tony Gil­lispie and Ken Bo­han­non, brother, Den­nis (Lisa) Genna, sis­ters, Car­manAnn (Den­nis) Micucci and Pa­tri­cia Minchin, six, grand­chil­dren, five great-grand­chil­dren, sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vices: 3:00 PM on Sun­day, Septem­ber 10, 2017 at Fraw­ley Road Bap­tist Church with Pas­tor Ken Wolfe of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Chat­tanooga Val­ley Bap­tist Ceme­tery.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­southcrestchapel.com

Vis­i­ta­tion: At the church from 2:00 PM un­til the ser­vice hour.

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

James “Jimmy” Press­ley, 52, East Ridge, Tenn.

James “Jimmy” Press­ley, 52, of East Ridge passed away Mon­day, Septem­ber 11, 2017.

He was a life­long res­i­dent of Chat­tanooga where he was a 1985 grad­u­ate of East Ridge High School. Jimmy had worked as a man­ager for many years at Truck Pro in Chat­tanooga and Dal­ton. His pas­sions in life was rid­ing mo­tor­cy­cles and en­joy­ing the out­doors. He loved work­ing on trucks, watch­ing NASCAR and wrestling, and just en­joy­ing life. He was a lov­ing dad, son, and brother who will be dearly missed.

He was pre­ceded in death by his mother, Shirley Press­ley; pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Ben and Opal Press­ley; and ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Ju­nior Allen Hicks.

Sur­vivors in­clude his son, James Press­ley of East Ridge; father, David Press­ley of East Ridge; sis­ters, El­iz­a­beth Duncan of Chat­tanooga and Becky Robinson of Rossville; ma­ter­nal grand­mother, Sarah Hicks of Chat­tanooga; nieces, Kasey Wort­man and Ch­a­sity Robinson; and nephew, Dakota Robinson, all of Chat­tanooga.

Con­do­lences may be sent to www.lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Funeral ser­vices: Satur­day at 2:00p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Jimmy Robinson of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Burial: Lakewood South Mem­ory Gar­dens.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 4-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory, lo­cated at the end of His­toric Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

Carla Jean Law­son Mar­shall, 57, LaFayette

Carla Jean Law­son Mar­shall, age 57, of LaFayette passed away Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, 2017.

She was pre­ceded in death by her spouse, Ron­nie Lee Mar­shall Sr.; and par­ents, Cordell Law­son and Lil­lian Law­son.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Su­san (Jimmy) Hogue of LaFayette and Amanda Walker of Rome; son, Ron (Jea­nine) Mar­shall of LaFayette; brothers, Wayne Law­son and Donnie Law­son both of LaFayette, and Leon Law­son of Flint­stone; grand­chil­dren, Tyler Hogue, Bri­anna Hogue, Ivy Hogue, and Toby Mar­shall; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Ser­vices will be pri­vate.

Ar­range­ments: Wal­lis-Wil­banks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Teddy Roo­sevelt Nel­son, 55, LaFayette

Teddy Roo­sevelt Nel­son, age 55, of LaFayette passed away Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, 2017.

He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Liz Hen­der­son; and daugh­ter, Terra Hen­der­son.

He is sur­vived by his mother, Jo Nel­son of LaFayette; father, Bobby (Cyn­thia) Nel­son; daugh­ter, Sonya (Paul) Ca­wood of Cleve­land, Tenn.; sis­ters, Brid­get Ca­gle of Sum­merville, Chris­tine Nel­son of Api­son, Tenn., Joy (Gar­rard) Bar­bee of LaFayette, and Ju­lia (Joe) Tal­bert of Chicka­mauga; brothers, Ray­mond (Ta­coma) Raines, Bobby R. (Ni­c­hole) Nel­son, and Jonathan Nel­son all of Chicka­mauga; grand­chil­dren, Hunter Brady and Jer­rica Walker; three great grand­chil­dren; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vice: 2 p.m. Sun­day, Septem­ber 10, 2017 in the Wil­banks Me­mo­rial Chapel with Pas­tor Sam Bar­rett of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: Pea Ridge Ceme­tery, Rainsville, Alabama.

Pall­bear­ers: Clint Phillips, Ezekiel Snider, Matthew Snider, Hunter Brady,

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