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Ge­or­gia, Chat­tanooga area for the past 52 years. Ge­orge was a Vet­eran of the U.S. Air Force, was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #95 and was of the Bap­tist faith.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Michael Ge­orge and Mar­garet Ann Con­nell Loy­ack; sis­ter, Rose Mary McKin­ney; and brother, Michael Loy­ack.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 55 years, Bar­bara Ann Hayslip Loy­ack of Ring­gold, GA.; four chil­dren, Ge­orge (Anita) Loy­ack of Ring­gold, GA., LaDonna (Larry) Con­nell of Chat­tanooga, TN., Mar­garet (Bart) Lunsford of Lake­land, FL., and Joseph (Tammy) Loy­ack of Boaz, AL.; sis­ter, Judy Wagner of Gam­brills, MD.; five grand­chil­dren, Matthew Loy­ack, Kris­ten Loy­ack, Kyna Lunsford, Se­bas­tian Lunsford, and Lo­gan Loy­ack; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices: 1:00 P.M. Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, 2017 in the fu­neral home chapel with Bro. Den­nis Cham­bers of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: Chat­tanooga Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 6-8 P.M. Mon­day and 9 A.M. un­til fu­neral time Tues­day at the fu­neral home.

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

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

Ruth P. Koger, 83, Rossville, Ga.

Ruth P. Koger, 83, of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 2017 in a lo­cal hospi­tal.

Ruth was born in Chat­tanooga on Au­gust 15, 1934 to the late Joseph and Ethel Ri­mas­f­ski. She loved ev­ery­one and never

met a stranger. Ruth was a mem­ber of the Chicka­mauga Church of Christ, re­tired from Galaxay Car­pet Mill with many years of ser­vice, gave her time and do­na­tions to the Women’s Aux­il­iary, Paralyzed Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica, and many other or­ga­ni­za­tions. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Isaac Koger, son, Isaac Koger, Jr., lov­ing daugh­ter, Brenda Lee Koger, broth­ers, Don­ald Reams, Frank Ri­mas­f­ski, Al­fred Ri­mas­f­ski, & Joe Ri­mas­f­ski.

Sur­vivors in­clude her daugh­ters, Nora Jean Koger & Deb­bie In­gram; son, Phillip Wayne Koger, Sr.; sis­ters, Max­ine War­ren, Eleanor Kane, & Romell Geral­dine Bear­den; four grand­chil­dren, eight great-grand­chil­dren, & two great-great­grand­chil­dren; many nieces and neph­ews.

Fu­neral ser­vices: Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10th at 1:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Min­is­ters Shane Robin­son & C.G. Grif­fith of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment: For­est Hills Ceme­tery.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9th 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.

Earl Clair Rhue Jr., 75, Rock Spring, Ga.

Earl Clair Rhue Jr., 75, of Rock Spring, passed away on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, 2017 in a lo­cal hospi­tal.

Mr. Rhue was born in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. on June 30, 1942 to the late Earl Clair Sr. and Marie Rhue and has lived in the Rock Spring/North Ge­or­gia area for the past ten years. Earl proudly served his coun­try in the United States Army dur­ing Viet­nam, hav­ing re­ceived the Merit Unit Com­men­da­tion in 1963 as well as the Armed Forces Exp Med GCMDL (First Award) in 1964. He re­tired in 2003 from the Wash­ing­ton Metro Tran­sit Au­thor­ity fol­low­ing 25 years of ser­vice as a su­per­vi­sor. Mr. Rhue also served as Post Com­man­der of V.F.W. Post 2562 in Wheaton, MD for two years. In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he is also pre­ceded in death by his brother, Bond Rhue.

Sur­vivors in­clude his lov­ing wife of 52 years, Mar­garet Hope Rhue, sons, Matthew (Holly) Rhue and Robert Rhue and his girl­friend, Kristin Su­per­czyn­ski,

grand­chil­dren, John Ryan, Jil­lian, Walker, Cooper and Kennedy Rhue and sis­ter, Susie Ge­orge.

A pri­vate me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at a later date.

Ex­pres­sions

of sym­pa­thy may be shared at lane­southcrestchapel.com

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be sent to the Viet­nam Vet­er­ans of Amer­ica, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite

100, Sil­ver Springs, MD 20910, www.vva.org

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

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