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