Den­nal Lee “Denny” Cook, 66, LaFayette, Ga.

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Den­nal Lee “Denny” Cook, 66 of LaFayette, went home to be with his Lord and Sav­ior on Fri­day, May 11, 2018. He was a life­long res­i­dent of the North Ge­or­gia area and was a mem­ber of Catlett Com­mu­nity Church. He re­tired from Repub­lic Ser­vices in 2014 af­ter more than 29 years of ser­vice as a Truck Driver and had a pas­sion for mu­sic, es­pe­cially play­ing the gui­tar. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Wes­ley & Mary Cook; wife, Vickie Jo Cook; broth­ers, Wes­ley Cook and John Cook and sis­ter Mary Cook.

Sur­vivors in­clude his chil­dren, Am­ber & (Bubba) Young and Jas­mine Cook; sis­ter, Jane Cook; 2 grand­chil­dren, Lexie Young and Al­lie Young all of Chicka­mauga and nu­mer­ous ex­tended fam­ily & friends.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life ser­vice will be held at a later date. On­line guest book at www. wilson­fu­ner­al­home.com. Ar­range­ments by W. L. Wil­son & Sons Fu­neral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Lenora Allen Ervin, 84

Lenora Allen Ervin, age 84, widow of J.B. Ervin, of Ring­gold, Ga., for­merly of Tel­lico Plains, passed away 11:24 A.M. Sun­day, May 13, 2018 at Hospice of Chat­tanooga.

Mem­ber of Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church. Mem­ber of Madis­onville O.E.S. #426. She and J.B. were mar­ried for 55 years. She de­voted her life to her hus­band & chil­dren. Dur­ing their lives, they took in a lot of kids to live and never shut their door to any­one in need, fam­ily and friends, no mat­ter the length of time needed. Also for­merly of Walker & Whit­field Coun­ties, Ge­or­gia.

Sur­vivors, daugh­ter & son-in-law, Cathy & Andy Ad­di­son, Ring­gold, Ga., Son & daugh­terin-law, Richard & Lisa Ervin, Moun­tain City, TN, Grand­chil­dren, Billy Wade Ervin, Richard David Ervin, Austin Ervin Roe, Spe­cial nephew & spouse, Rev. Joe & Joyce Till­man, Sev­eral other nieces, neph­ews and spe­cial friends.

Pre­ceded in death by daugh­ters, Jane Ervin & Jan­ice Ervin Bren­dell Roe, sis­ters, Ruby Till­man, Imo­gene Lu­cas & Sarah Hart.

Fu­neral: 4 P.M. Thurs­day, Biere­ley-Hale Chapel.

In­ter­ment: New Bethel Ceme­tery.

Eastern Star ser­vice: 3:45 P.M. Thurs­day, pro­vided by Madis­onville O.E.S. #426.

Vis­i­ta­tion: 2-3:45 P.M. Thurs­day at Biere­leyHale Fu­neral Home, Madis­onville.

Mark Gene Teter, 60

Mark Gene Teter, 60, passed away peace­fully in the arms of his beloved fam­ily on May 12, 2018, in Chat­tanooga, TN.

Mark was born on March 4, 1958 in Rawl­ins, WY to Betty and Ken­neth Teter. He has been a res­i­dent of the Chat­tanooga area since 1974. He grad­u­ated from Col­legedale Acad­emy in 1976 and then at­tended South­ern Ad­ven­tist Uni­ver­sity. In 1982, Mark opened Teter & Com­pany, a collision and re­pair shop, in down­town Ring­gold and con­tin­ued to own and op­er­ate it along­side his daugh­ter, Lind­say, un­til his pass­ing.

Mark was a com­mer­cial air­plane pi­lot, ad­vanced open wa­ter diver, and avid snow skier. He was also an ac­tive mem­ber of sev­eral com­mu­nity clubs over the years in­clud­ing Moc­casin Fly­ing Club, Chat­tanooga Ski Club, Ring­gold Ki­wa­nis Club, Lions Club, The J.C.’s, and the Ca­toosa County Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Mark was a de­vout fol­lower of Je­sus Christ and at­tended Chat­tanooga Church. He lived a life full of laugh­ter, love and ad­ven­ture. Al­though he had many hob­bies through­out his life­time, noth­ing brought him more joy than spend­ing time with his fam­ily. Peo­ple who knew Mark were drawn to his per­pet­ual op­ti­mism and pas­sion for life. He was also a great friend to many.

Mark is sur­vived by his beloved wife, Melinda; par­ents, Ken­neth and Betty Teter; daugh­ter, Lind­say (Jade) Gree­son; two step chil­dren, Joshua (Ch­a­sity) Baugh, Jes­sica (Rusty) Stramel; brother, Brady Teter; two grand­sons, Knox and Jett Baugh; and neph­ews, Nathan and Alec Teter. He was also ex­cited about his two up­com­ing grand­chil­dren that are ex­pected to be born later this year.

Mark was pre­ceded in death by his sis­ter, Wendy Teter Fisher.

In lieu of flow­ers, please do­nate to Mis­sion Avi­a­tion Fel­low­ship in Mark’s name at https:// www.maf.org/do­nate.

Cel­e­bra­tion of Life: Sun­day, June 10th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at The De­pot lo­cated at 155 De­pot Street in Ring­gold, GA. This will be a time for friends and fam­ily to come to­gether to share their won­der­ful mem­o­ries of Mark. Food will be pro­vided, so please come hun­gry.

Visit www. her­itage­bat­tle­field.com to share con­do­lences with the fam­ily.

Ar­range­ments are by Her­itage Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, Bat­tle­field Park­way.

An­nie Hayes Rogers, 95, Chicka­mauga, Ga.

Mrs. An­nie Hayes Rogers, age 95 of Chicka­mauga, GA passed away Mon­day- May 14, 2018 sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Mrs. Rogers was born April 13, 1923 in Fort Payne, AL to the late Robert and Susie Downs Hayes. She was a home­maker and en­joyed flower & veg­etable gar­den­ing, bak­ing, sewing, and spend­ing time with her fam­ily.

Mrs. Rogers is pre­ceded in death by her hus­band; Harry El­don Rogers, and a daugh­ter; Vir­ginia Lynn Rogers.

She is sur­vived by her son; Car­mon E. Rogers and his wife Judy, grand­chil­dren; Chip, Carl, and Julie Rogers and great-grand­chil­dren; Can­non, Mal­lory, and Ava.

Grave­side ser­vices: Sun­day- May 20 at 2:30 PM at Hamil­ton Me­mo­rial Gar­dens with Jeremy McEl­haney of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Sun­day from noon un­til 2:00 PM at the Southcrest Chapel of Lane Fu­neral Home.

To share your con­do­lences with the fam­ily on­line, visit our web­site at www. ma­son­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Ar­range­ments are by Ma­son Fu­neral HomeSum­merville, GA.

Sara Della Lomenick, 95, LaFayette, Ga.

Mrs. Sara Della Lomenick, a life­long res­i­dent of LaFayette, Ge­or­gia passed away on May 11, 2018. At the time of her death, she was 95 years of age.

Della was the youngest of three chil­dren of An­nie Jane Gray Houston and Wil­liam Tip­ton Houston. She grew up in La Fayette, at­tended La Fayette High School and went on to at­tend West Ge­or­gia Col­lege. Af­ter com­plet­ing her aca­demic stud­ies, Della be­came an el­e­men­tary school teacher and through­out her adult life she taught at var­i­ous el­e­men­tary schools in North Ge­or­gia.

Della had two older sib­lings, Wil­lie Lee Houston Grif­fith and John Har­ri­son (J.H.) Houston. Both her sis­ter and brother pre­ceded her in death. She is sur­vived by sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. Mrs. Ann Houston Pow­ell re­sides in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama; Gen­eral Ron­ald H. Grif­fith and his wife Dr. Hur­dis Grif­fith make their home in Arlington, Vir­ginia; Mr. Larry B. Grif­fith and his wife Mrs. Carol Grif­fith are res­i­dents of San Jose, Cal­i­for­nia; Ms. Jane Wise­man Grif­fith lives in La Fayette. Della was mar­ried to, later di­vorced from, David Lomenick, a long time North Ge­or­gia At­tor­ney. They re­mained close friends un­til his pass­ing and she cared for and com­forted him in his fi­nal days. She was a mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Church of La Fayette which she at­tended reg­u­larly from her youth.

In 2016, Della moved to Rose­wood Manor in Fort Oglethorpe, Ge­or­gia. She made good friends there and greatly en­joyed so­cial re­la­tion­ships with fel­low res­i­dents and mem­bers of the Rose­wood staff. In Novem­ber, 2017 she cel­e­brated her 95th Birth­day at Rose­wood and was joined in a half day of fes­tiv­i­ties by fam­ily mem­bers --nieces, grand nieces, neph­ews, grand neph­ews --- and nu­mer­ous friends in what be­came a joy­ous cel­e­bra­tory oc­ca­sion. Fam­ily mem­bers as­sem­bled from Cal­i­for­nia, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Alabama, Florida and Ten­nessee to honor Della, who has long been con­sid­ered “the cen­ter of the fam­ily”.

Della was widely known for her fun lov­ing dis­po­si­tion and good hu­mor. Card play­ing, check­ers, and other board games gave her great plea­sure; it was rou­tine to par­tic­i­pate with her in one of these ac­tiv­i­ties when fam­ily mem­bers and friends vis­ited with her or hosted her in their homes. She was highly gifted in hand work­ing skills and through the years she knit­ted and cro­cheted many beau­ti­ful works of cloth­ing at­tire and bed throws that are fam­ily trea­sures. Della also liked to travel and she en­joyed sev­eral in­ter­na­tional trips and cruises dur­ing her post re­tire­ment years. In vis­it­ing mil­i­tary fam­ily mem­bers in Eu­rope, Della had the op­por­tu­nity to tour Ger­many, Bel­gium, the Nether­lands, Switzer­land and Italy. And, in 1990 she had the rare op­por­tu­nity to at­tend the fa­mous Pas­sion Play which is per­formed ev­ery ten years in the Bavar­ian town of Ober­amer­gau in South­ern Ger­many.

Della’s fam­ily is deeply ap­pre­cia­tive for and has been much moved by the ex­traor­di­nary lov­ing care and af­fec­tion she has re­ceived from many of the staff mem­bers at Rose­wood. A num­ber of these staff per­son­nel went well above and beyond the call of their job re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to at­tend to her needs, spend time with her so­cially, and to come by her liv­ing area and check on her, even af­ter their daily du­ties had been com­pleted. At the risk of fail­ing to rec­og­nize one of these won­der­ful in­di­vid­u­als we will not at­tempt to pro­vide a by name list. We would be ex­tremely re­miss, how­ever, if we did not ex­press our pro­found grat­i­tude to Della’s per­sonal care providers, Ms. Mer­rie Smith, Ms. Charlotte Quinn, and Ms. Kim­berly Prather who pro­vided lov­ing and pro­fes­sional care to her on an around the clock ba­sis. They truly be­came like fam­ily mem­bers. And, Ms. Ash­ley Gor­rell, who pro­vided highly pro­fes­sional hospice sup­port for over one year. Ex­cep­tion­ally com­pe­tent, Ms. Gor­rell is also a warm and car­ing in­di­vid­ual and was looked on by Della with great af­fec­tion.

Della was a truly a kind, gen­tle and lov­ing per­son. Her fam­ily was the cen­ter of her life and she will ever be missed by those to whom she was so pre­cious and who so deeply cared for and loved her.

Fu­neral ser­vice: 10:30 a.m. Fri­day, May 18, 2018 at the First Bap­tist Church of LaFayette.

In­ter­ment: LaFayette City Ceme­tery.

Vis­i­ta­tion: Thurs­day from 6 – 8 p.m. at the fu­neral home.

Ar­range­ments are by Wal­lis-Wil­banks Fu­neral Home, LaFayette.

Charles Hezekiah Shi­dler

Charles Hezekiah Shi­dler passed away Mon­day, May 14, 2018.

He was born April 28, 1935 to Oden and Pearl Shi­dler in Lawrenceville, Illi­nois.

He was the youngest of seven chil­dren; all have pre­ceded him in death.

He was mar­ried to Shirley Ann (An­der­son) on April 20, 1954. They re­cently cel­e­brated their 64th an­niver­sary. They had five chil­dren; Martha Irene and Charles Leon have pre­ceded him in death. Cyn­thia Lou (Jerry) Pritch­ett of Knoxville, Tenn., Catherine Lee (Jay) Savelle of Rossville, Ga., and Carmin Leann (Greg) Lep­per of Hoagland, Ind., sur­vive him as well as his wife, Shirley. He is also sur­vived by 11 grand­chil­dren and 22 great grand­chil­dren.

Charles, also known as Char­lie, Pop and Chuck­les was a re­tired me­chanic and owned his own busi­ness for many years. The past sev­eral years he made leather goods and took to Trade Day in Sum­merville, Ga., ev­ery week. He was known as the man who would do any­thing for any­body and will be greatly missed. He was loved dearly by his fam­ily and will be missed.

Cel­e­bra­tion of Life ser­vice: 2 p.m. Thurs­day,

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