Jennifer Starr Ransom Ormsby, 44, Ringgold
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;