Jen­nifer Starr Ran­som Ormsby, 44, Ring­gold

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Jen­nifer Starr Ran­som Ormsby, 44, of Ring­gold, Ge­or­gia passed away Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 13, 2017.

A life­long res­i­dent of the Ring­gold area, Jen­nifer was an em­ployee of PBI Print­ing, where she worked for 10 years and was a mem­ber of West­side Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church. Jen­nifer loved spend­ing time with her fam­ily and friends and en­joyed watch­ing her grand­chil­dren play sports.

She is pre­ceded in death by her first hus­band, Jeff Dean.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Michael Shawn Ormsby of Ring­gold, GA.; Mother, Deb­bie (Sid­ney) Clark Queen of Trion, GA.; fa­ther, Jimmy (Eileen) Ran­som of East Ridge, TN.; two chil­dren, Ashley (John Robert) Wiggins of Ring­gold, GA., and Justin Dean of Ring­gold, GA.; four step-chil­dren, Matthew Ormsby, Austin Ormsby, Bran­don Ormsby, and Meghan Ormsby all of Ring­gold, GA.; grand­moth­ers, Bil­lie Ran­som of Chat­tanooga, TN., and Lois Queen of Trion, GA.; two half-sis­ters, Ali­cia (Jamie) Debity of Ring­gold, GA., and Amy (Nolan) Hall of Ring­gold, GA.; two half­broth­ers, Todd (Misty) Queen of Ring­gold, GA., and Tripp (Stephanie) Ran­som of Chat­tanooga, TN.,; four grand­chil­dren, Brody Hughes, JayLynn Newsome, Con­nor Wiggins, and Ava Wiggins, sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vices: Noon Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, 2017 in the funeral home chapel.

In­ter­ment: Ca­toosa Me­mo­rial Gar­dens.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Wed­nes­day from 2-8 P.M. and Thurs­day from 9 A.M. un­til funeral time at the funeral home.

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

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

Michael Lewis, 60, Cleve­land, Tenn.

Michael Lewis, 60, of Cleve­land, TN, passed away Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, 2017.

He was of the Bap­tist faith. Michael at­tended East Ridge High School and worked for the city of East Ridge be­fore be­com­ing a house painter. He loved NASCAR and Pro Foot­ball.

He is pre­ceded in death by his grand­par­ents; par­ents, John, Sr. and Mar­lene Lewis; nephew, Lance Ro­den.

He is sur­vived by his sis­ter, Deb­bie (Gary) Ro­den; brother, David, Jr. (Linda) Lewis; one niece and nephew; one great niece and nephew.

A ser­vice to cel­e­brate his life will be held at a later date.

Joyce Brown Hayes Davis, 81, Ring­gold

Dozens of peo­ple have en­joyed vis­it­ing, talk­ing or at least tex­ting daily for many years with Joyce Brown Hayes Davis of the Boyn­ton community in Ring­gold. They be­come anx­ious if she doesn’t re­spond right away. This is a dif­fi­cult time for them.

She died Tues­day, Sept. 19, 2017, of com­pli­ca­tions from con­ges­tive heart fail­ure. She was 81.

She worked more than 30 years as a book­keeper for a man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany. She served for more than 30 years as a vol­un­teer trea­surer of a church she co-founded, John Calvin Pres­by­te­rian Church, which later be­came Christ Fel­low­ship, 1176 North Three Notch Road in Ring­gold. She was or­dained as an el­der there. She has lived in the same house in the Scenic Hills neigh­bor­hood since 1978.

The com­ment peo­ple have most of­ten made about her – co-work­ers, rel­a­tives, strangers -is that she was among the kind­est peo­ple they ever met. What they may not know is that she said the same of them – all of them. She had a tal­ent for bring­ing out the best in peo­ple by giv­ing the best to them. Some of those who ap­pre­ci­ated her had dif­fer­ences with each other, but she was a unit­ing force, fo­cused al­ways on the good in all. So she lived sur­rounded by kind­ness. She took great com­fort in her faith and lived it, lov­ing the Lord her God with all her heart, and her neigh­bors as her­self, as her beloved Je­sus com­manded.

She was wid­owed twice. Her first hus­band was Thomas Hayes, her chil­dren’s fa­ther. He died in 1966 when she had just turned 30. She went to work in an of­fice for $1 an hour, bought a 1950s ranch home on Boyn­ton Drive and by her­self raised the first col­lege grad­u­ates on ei­ther side of her fam­ily.

Af­ter her chil­dren grew up, she mar­ried again, to Dun­can Davis, for­merly of Mi­ami, whom she met through work – but only af­ter he agreed to move to Boyn­ton be­cause she re­fused to leave. She was a de­voted wife to him for 30 years, un­til his death in 2007.

Her par­ents were Kath­eryn and Fernie Brown of Rock­mart, Ge­or­gia, who were also known for their kind­ness.

She is sur­vived by her son, Far­rell Hayes of Chat­tanooga, whose wife is Susan Hayes, her daugh­ter, Kath­eryn Tucker of Sau­tee, whose hus­band is Tim Tucker, seven grand­chil­dren – Lau­ren Hayes, Reed Hayes, who is mar­ried to Kather­ine Hayes, Ans­ley Tucker, Syd­ney Tucker, Veron­ica Hayes, Thomas Hayes and Wil­liam Hayes – plus one great­grand­daugh­ter, Emma Skye Hayes Dingman.

She is also sur­vived by her sis­ter, Jane Tib­bitts of Dal­las, wife of Fed Tib­bitts, four nieces – Susan Bow­man, Sonya Thoma­son, Shel­ley Leggett, Shawn Hearst – and many great nieces and neph­ews.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Be­tween 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Satur­day at Her­itage Funeral Home & Cre­ma­tory, 3239 Bat­tle­field Park­way in Fort Oglethorpe, a wor­ship ser­vice there at 4 p.m. and a grave­side cer­e­mony af­ter­ward at 5:15 p.m. in the Bax­ter Ad­di­tion of An­der­son Ceme­tery in Ring­gold. She asked to have her ashes placed in the space be­tween her two hus­bands.

As her loved ones grieve their loss, many have ex­pressed the same thought, wish­ing they could have had more time with her and done more for her. She would want them to hear these words she spoke in her last days: “You have been here when you could be, and when you needed to be. You have done ev­ery­thing you can for me. You are won­der­ful. I love you.”

Ar­range­ments: Her­itage Funeral Home, Bat­tle­field Park­way.

Ruth Marie Guinn, 85, Ring­gold

Ruth Marie Guinn, 85, of Ring­gold, passed away on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Guinn was a long­time mem­ber of Scott Me­mo­rial Church of God and re­tired from McKee Bak­ery fol­low­ing twenty years of ser­vice. She loved be­ing in the out­doors, working in her yard and spend­ing time with friends. Mrs. Guinn was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Car­rol & Dessie Ruth Den­ton, hus­band, Don­ald C. Guinn, one sis­ter and four broth­ers.

Sur­vivors in­clude her daugh­ter, Deb­o­rah (Randy) Carter; son, Ti­mothy Guinn; grand­son, Bradley Guinn; sis­ter-in­law, Claris Den­ton; hon­orary daugh­ter and son-in-law, Vicki & Henry Can­non.

Funeral ser­vices: Satur­day at 2:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Chap­lain Mark Scott of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: Sun­day at Mynot Ceme­tery in Chero­kee, Alabama.

To share ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy, visit lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Fri­day from 5 – 8 p.m. and Satur­day from noon un­til the ser­vice hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Cre­ma­tory, at the end of his­toric Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

Margie L. Moses, 82, Rossville

Margie L. Moses, 82 of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Sav­ior on Septem­ber 19, 2017.

She was born in Scotts­boro, Alabama to the late Floyd and Nel­lie Wil­son and was a grad­u­ate of Pis­gah High School. Margie was re­tired from Kenyon South­ern. She was a mem­ber of Cloud Springs Bap­tist Church, Friend­ship Sun­day School Class and the Golden Agers. She was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Rossville Se­nior Cen­ter, Amer­i­can Le­gion #214 Ladies Aux­il­iary and VFW #3679 Ladies Aux­il­iary. Margie was a lov­ing wife, was a won­der­ful cook, and al­ways wanted to help and do for oth­ers. She will be dearly missed. Special Thank You to Buster Smith, Joe & Chris­tine O’Rear, and the lov­ing mem­bers of Cloud Springs Bap­tist Church.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band and dear­est friend of 65 years Sid­ney Moses and many nieces and neph­ews.

Funeral ser­vices: Noon Fri­day at in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Bill Gard­ner of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: Ten­nessee -Ge­or­gia Me­mo­rial Park.

Con­do­lences may be sent to lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 3p.m. – 8p.m. Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Cre­ma­tory lo­cated at the end of his­toric Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

Larry Kent “Sissy” Lowe, 53, Ring­gold

Larry Kent Lowe “Sissy”, 53, of Ring­gold passed away Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, 2017. Larry had lived most of his life in North Ge­or­gia and lived in Alaska for 16 years, where he drove a school bus for over 15 years. Larry was also a truck driver hav­ing worked with U.S Ex­press for over 10. Larry was a beloved brother and friend who had a huge heart and an in­fec­tious laugh. He al­ways went out of his way for so many peo­ple. Larry was known for his Pecan and Death by Cho­co­late pie and was a ge­nius with com­put­ers and elec­tron­ics.

He was pre­ceded in death by his mother, Loretta McNabb; granny, Martha El­iz­a­beth Mathis; grand­mother, Martha Jane Thoma­son; great grand­mother, Grace Hicks; and broth­erin-law, Brian Eu­gene Gel­nett.

Sur­vivors in­clude his broth­ers, M. Wayne (Paula) Lowe and V. Scott (Shan­non) McNabb; sis­ter, Brenda Gel­nett; his fur baby, Miss Martha “Squirt”; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Con­do­lences may be sent to www.lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Funeral ser­vices: 11:00 AM on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel.

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

Don I. Mielke Jr., 70, Rossville

Don I. Mielke Jr., 70, of Rossville, passed away on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20, 2017.

Grave­side ser­vices: Mon­day, Septem­ber 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Ten­nessee-Ge­or­gia Me­mo­rial Park with Fa­ther Bill Wil­liams of­fi­ci­at­ing. There will be no vis­i­ta­tion at the funeral home.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

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

Steve Lynn Wet­zel, 66, Ring­gold

Steve Lynn Wet­zel, 66, of Ring­gold, left his earthly home on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, 2017, to take the hand of Je­sus, be re­united with his Dad af­ter 44 years, and say hello to his older brother he never met.

Steve at­tended Lakeview High School and still re­mained in con­tact with many of his friends from school. He re­tired from Vic­tory Sign Com­pany. Steve was a mem­ber of Fraw­ley Bap­tist Church and a for­mer mem­ber of Philadel­phia Bap­tist Church.

Steve will al­ways be re­mem­bered for the won­der­ful gar­dens he planted each year as well as his love for shar­ing the veg­eta­bles. He had a heart big­ger than he was when it came to help­ing oth­ers. He will al­ways be re­mem­bered for lov­ing to pull a good joke on fam­ily and friends. His laugh­ter was con­ta­gious. His love for his fam­ily and friends was be­yond mea­sure.

Steve was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, Granville “Bud” Wet­zel and brother, Jimmy David Wet­zel.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Deb­bie Maupin Wet­zel, Mother, El­iz­a­beth Wet­zel, chil­dren, Jen­nifer (Brian) Hin­kle, Steven (Tif­fany) Wet­zel, Laura (Rus­sell) Ariks, Greg (Glo­ria) Dag­nan, 5 grand­chil­dren, 1 great­grand­child. Sis­ters, Ann (Stan) Oliver, Cathy (Butch) Ford, Cindy (Steve) Carter, and many other loved ones and close friends.

Cel­e­bra­tion of Life Ser­vice: Fri­day at 2pm in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.

In­ter­ment: Lake­wood Mem­ory Gar­dens South.

Con­do­lences may be sent to www.lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Thurs­day from 4-8 p.m. and Fri­day 10a.m. un­til the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory, lo­cated at the end of his­toric Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

Elsie Roach Womble, 93, LaFayette

Elsie Roach Womble, age 93, of LaFayette passed away Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, 2017.

She was a mem­ber of Cham­ber­lain Road Full Gospel Church.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Ge­orge Odell Womble;

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