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James Earl Burke
                                                           Date of death: April 20, 2014
                                                       Service: 3:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                       Visitation: 3:00 till 9:00 PM Wednesday evening



James Earl Burke, age 54, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was born on September 9, 1959 in Dalton. He is preceded in death by his father, Arlon Clifford Burk; mother, Gracie Bell West Burk; brothers, Douglas Burk, Harold Burk and Jesse Burk.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters in law, Junior and Willie Burk of Dalton, Brad and Betty Burk of Chatsworth; brothers, Charles Burk of Chatsworth, Tommy Burk of Dalton; sisters and brothers in law, Mary and Bud Greeson of Dalton, Gloria and Charlie Roberson of Dalton, Charlotte and Johnny Burns of Dalton, Peggy and Herbert Slaton of Dalton; sister, Ruby L. Burk of Dalton.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Earl Burke will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Parrish officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 till 9:00 PM on Wednesday evening.







Wanda Mae McNabb
                                                     Date of death: April 14, 2014
                                                 Service: 2:00 PM Friday, April 18, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                 Visitation: 2:00 till 9:00 PM Thursday



Ms. Wanda Mae McNabb, age 70, of Rocky Face, Georgia, departed this life Monday afternoon, April 14, 2014 at Memorial Health Care in Chattanooga, Tennessee, surrounded by her loving family. Wanda was born January 17, 1944 in Benton, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Boyd and Nettie Bell Dover Hawkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Laverne “H.L.” McNabb, who died March 7, 1998, a brother, Luther Hawkins and a sister, Betty Sue Lewis.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Kyle McNabb and Tammy Brenner of Rossville, GA; daughters and sons in law, Tammie and Benny Seiber of Rocky Face, GA, Pamela McNabb of Chattanooga, TN, Elizabeth and Michael Tarvin of Rocky Face, GA; grandchildren, Joey Seiber, Jonathan Seiber and Kristy Barkley, Mandy and Michael Dean, Heath and Brittany Simmons, Brandon Simmons, Chris and Makayla Williams, Kyle McNabb, Jr., Moira McNabb, Eddie Rainville; great grandchildren, Courtney Dean, Lori Dean, Michael Scott Dean, II, Devin Conner Dean, Kinzi Simmons, Lylah Emma Leigh Simmons, Braylon Christopher Williams; great great granddaughter, Olivia Grace Dean; brothers, Dub Hawkins and Paul Eugene Hawkins both of Cleveland, TN; sisters, Brenda Clayton, Barbara Clayton both of Cohutta, GA, Susan Dorlon of Rocky Face, GA, and Frances Cross of East Ridge, TN; her companion for the past fourteen years, Ronnie Hartness, his children and grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ms. Wanda Mae McNabb will be held at 2:00 Pm Friday, April 18, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Johnson officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at United Memorial Gardens with Kyle McNabb, Jr., Brandon Simmons, Michael Tarvin, Chris Williams, Harold Sanford, Jonathan Seiber and Casey Tarvin serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 9:00 PM on Thursday.






Lawrence Henry "LH" Underwood
                                                        Date of death: April 13, 2014
                                                        Service: 1:00 PM Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Corinth Baptist Church in Resaca
                                                        Visitation: 12:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home, he will lay in state                                           
                                                                         the church from 10:00 AM till the funeral hour





Lawrence Henry “LH” Underwood, Jr, age 76, of Resaca, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was born on July 31, 1937. He was the son of the late Lawrence Henry Underwood, Sr, and Lucy Mae Underwood. Along with his parents he is also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Underwood; sisters, Kathrine Underwood, Frances Foster, Elaine Burton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lillian Underwood of Resaca, GA; sons and daughters in law, Henry and Wanda Underwood of Chatsworth,GA, Eugene Underwood of Resaca, GA, Wayne and Laura Underwood of Nicklesville, GA; daughter and son in law, Janice and Lynn Lewis of Dalton, GA; sister and brother in law, Clara and Charles Landcaster of Mcdonough, GA; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lawrence Henry “LH” Underwood, Jr will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Corinth Baptist Church with Brother Dino Bishop officiating. Interment will be at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 12:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, he will lay in state Thursday morning at the church from 10:00 AM till the funeral hour.







Robert James Warziniack
                                                             Date of death: April 3, 2014
                                                        Service: 4:00 PM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                        Visitation: 2:00 to 4:00 prior to the funeral service




Robert James Warziniack, age 75, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was born on February 28, 1939 in Breese, Illinois. He was an 8 year Air Force Veteran. He is preceded in death by his father, John Wawrziniack; mother Elizabeth Czorny Garrison.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lee Warziniack of Dalton, GA; sons, Timothy Jerome Warziniack (Allison) of Gainesville, GA, Thomas Allen Warziniack of Trussville, AL; daughters, Betty Anne English (Jimmy) of Dalton, GA, Teresa Ann Ward (Steve) of Lanett, AL, Melissa Renee Dolle (Keith) of Fort Mills, SC, Rebecca Jean Chambless (Mark) of Trussville, AL, Stephanie Lynn Hollifield (Adam) of Crandall, GA; brothers, Thomas M. Warziniack (Kay) of Doyline, LA, Charles E. Warziniack (Jan) of Santa Rosa, CA; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert James Warziniack will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM prior to the funeral hour.








Clayton Edward Rowe
                                                                           Date of death: April 6, 2014
                                                                     Service: 2:00 PM Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                                     Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday evening



Clayton Edward Rowe, age 47, of Etowah, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was born on March 26, 1967 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida to Edward Rowe and the late Betty Evelyn Rowe.  He loved life and was always ready to help anyone. Family was number one to Eddie. He was a prankster and was always ready for a good laugh. He loved sports, such as golf, cars and the Florida State Seminoles.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Rowe of the residence; son and daughter in law, Clay and Jessica Bishop of Dalton, GA; daughters and sons in law, Alicia Rowe of Dalton, GA, Tiffany and Micah Lilly of Fort Polk, LA, Samantha and Michael Westfield of Cleveland, TN, Beth Gibbs of Cleveland, TN; father, Edward Rowe of Dalton, GA; brothers and sister in law, Jeffrey Pierce of Dalton, GA, Herman and Vickie Cantrell of Rocky Face, GA, Edward Rowe of Tunnel Hill, GA, Aaron Rowe of LA; sisters and brother in law, Arlene Robertson of Dalton, Barbara of MO, Anita Davidson of Dalton, GA, Elaine and David Parson of Dalton, GA, Vickie Black of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Brady Bates, Brent Walston, Harper Bishop, Jacobie Gibbs, Alex Lilly, Carter Rowe.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Clayton Edward Rowe will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers donations will greatly be appreciated.






Lamar Eugene Jeffery
                                                                    Date of death: April 4, 2014
                                                               Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Monday evening, April 7, 2014
                                                               Service: 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home


Lamar Eugene Jeffery, age 53, of Eton, Georgia passed away peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 24, 1960. Lamar was preceded in death by his father, Lee McCoy Jeffery; and his mother, Mary Katherine Causby Jeffery.

He is survived by his companion, Joy Jones; 2 daughters, Shalaina Worley and her boyfriend Charlie Robinson of Chatsworth, Brandi Jeffery and her boyfriend Stacy Bell of Chatsworth; 2 daughters by his companion, Amber Davis, and April Jones; 2 sons, Christopher Jeffery and daughter in law Shanee Jeffery of Dalton, David Jeffery and his fiancé Mindy Temple of Dalton; the mother of his children, Karen Wallace Jeffery; Lamar has 2 sisters both from Chatsworth, Kathy Beavers and Patricia Baggett, brother in law, Mike Baggett and a brother Billy (BJ) Jeffery and his fiancé Mary Andrews of Jasper, GA; 10 grandchildren, aunts and uncles, he had several nieces and nephews and several cousins.

Lamar enjoyed playing the guitar, watching wrestling and playing with his grandkids. He spent many years of employment with Dalton Taxi, Whitfield Transportation Bus and for Laid Law school bus.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lamar Eugene Jeffery will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. James Whaley, Rev. Philip Burns and Rev. Susan Tankersly officiating. Interment will follow at Cohutta Hills Community Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Monday evening. In lieu of flowers donations will be greatly appreciated.






Larry Joe Ray
Date of death: April 2, 2014

Larry Joe Ray, age 58, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born on April 3, 1955 in Livingston, Tennessee to the late Sam and Effer Bonzella Ray. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Willard Ray, Jerry Ray and Kenny Ray; sister, Brenda Gossett.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ray Bryant of Dalton; daughters and son in law, Andrea and Billy Derosier of Travlers Rest, SC, Michelle Cartwright of Dalton; brothers and sisters in law, Pete and Vonda Ray of Cooksville, TN, Donny and Tina Ray of Cartersville, GA; sisters and brother in law, Mary Faye Smith of Flatrock AL, Reba Knight of Nashville, TN, Anne and Kevin Sinclair of Cohutta, GA; mother and father in law, Katherine and Robert Jordan of Dalton; grandchildren, Adam Ray, Jordan Ray, Adrianna Bomber and Kaila Ray of Dalton, Bianca Bomber and Justin Derosier of Travlers Rest, SC; special niece and her husband, Jennifer and Tim Lawrence; special friends, Debra and Ray Long of Dalton, and Richard Kenmore of Dalllas, TX; several nieces and nephews.

At his request there will be no memorial service.





Johnny Curtis
Date of death: April 2, 2014

Johnny Curtis, age 60, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born on November 24, 1953. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gladys Curtis.

He is survived by his brother, Rodney Curtis of Alaska. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 





Agnes Marie Hackler
                                                             Date of death: March 31, 2014
                                                        Service: 6:00 PM Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home




Agnes Marie Hackler, age 70, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on March 31, 2014. She was born on December 22, 1943. She was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Ridley. Along with her parents Agnes is preceded in death by her brothers, Jim Ridley and Clifford Ridley; a sister, Irene Massengill.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Hackler of Tunnel Hill; son and daughter in law, Brandon and Nicole Dempsey of Tunnel Hill; brothers and sister in law, Jess Ridley of Chatsworth, Grover and Bernice Ridley of Tunnel Hill; sisters and brothers in law, Imagene and JR Ball of Calhoun, Mary Frances and Eugene Kendrick of Chatsworth, Maggie Dempsey of Dalton; grandchildren, Hopi Dempsey and Ren Dempsey; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Agnes Marie Hackler will be held at 6:00 PM Wednesday, April 3, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Benny Roberts officiating. The family will be receiving friends for visitation 5:00 to 6:00 PM prior to the funeral hour.








 Ray Wills
                                                 Date of death: March 4, 2014



Ray Wills, age 72, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born on November 9, 1941 in Dalton. He is preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Wills; his father, Harry Wills; brother, John Wills; and a sister, Barbara Jean Wills.

He is survived by his daughter, Anne Smith; son, Tommy Wills; grandchildren, Mercee Wills, Jonas Wills, Nicole Rolen, and Jacy Smith; sister, Marlene Smith; brother, Robert Wills;  companion, Carolyn Headrick; he is also survived by nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.





James Milford "Jimmy" Weaver, JR
Date of death: March 3, 2014

James Milford “Jimmy” Weaver, JR, age 61 of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born on April 11, 1952 in Dalton to the late James and Clara Weaver. Along with his parents he also preceded in death by his brothers, Ricky Weaver and Edward Weaver.

He is survived by his son, Jody Weaver of Calhoun; daughters, Pamela “Christie” Weaver of Calhoun and Joey Weaver of Calhoun; brother and sister in law, Danny and Kathy Weaver of Dalton; brothers, Randy Weaver of Ringgold and Tim Weaver; sisters, Annette of Dalton, Joyce Stevens of Ringgold; sister and brother in law, Mary and Null Ledford of Rocky Face; grandchildren, Jadelyn Jean Weaver, Riley Chance Weaver and Katelyn Ann Lassetter.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of James Milford “Jimmy” Weaver, JR will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Steve Ware officiating. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening.






Kenneth Ray Morgan
                                                             Date of death: March 1, 2014

Kenneth Ray Morgan, age 79, of Rocky Face, Georgia went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was born on December 23, 1934 in Dalton, GA to the late William and Effie Morgan. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Arlene Morgan; a brother, John Hardin.

He is survived by a brother and sister in law, Billy and Wanda Morgan of Chatsworth; a sister and brother in law, Geneva and James Lewis of Rocky Face.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Kenneth Ray Morgan will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Chandler officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday evening.


Kenneth D. Hall
                                                  Date of death: February 26, 2014


Kenneth D. Hall, age 61, of Chatsworth, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. He was born on January 9, 1953 in Dalton. He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Bertha Hall; grandmother, Rosa Williamson; uncle, George Bootsie Smith.

He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Dover of Jackson, GA; brothers, Troy Hall of Chatsworth, Tony Hall of Chatsworth, Bobby Hall of Dalton; sisters and brothers in law, Belinda and Donnie Langham  of Chatsworth, Linda and Charlie Cochran of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Clayton Dover and Colton Dover of Jackson, GA.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Chatsworth Health Care for all the care they gave to their family. And a special thanks to Debbie Durham for being a special friend to Kenny and taking the time to visit with him while he was in the nursing home.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Kenneth D. Hall will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 12:00 to 2:00 Pm prior to the hour of service.





RobbieD. Hill
                                                                       Date of death: February 20, 2014


 Robbie D Hill age 42 of Milledgeville passed away Thursday, Feb. 20,2014.
Services will be conducted Wednesday at 6 pm in Williams Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends from 5 o'clock until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
He was a lifelong resident of Baldwin County, the son of the late Leon Douglas Hill, a graduate of Baldwin High School and a forklift operator. Survivors include his children Haley Smith of Chatsworth and Morgan Wood of Alexander City, TN; mother Wanda Dixon of Milledgeville,; sister Nicole Hill of Norcross; a grandchild Wyatt Wood of TN.

In Lieu of flowers the family request expressions of sympathy.

Robbie worked at several of the carpet mills in Dalton and Chatsworth during his time here and made many friends up here.



Jose N. Martinez
                                                                 Date of death: February 24, 2014
                                                            Service: 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church


Jose N. Martinez, age 61, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. He was born on December 26, 1952 in Juan Aldama, Zacatecas, Mexico to Cruz Martinez and Juana Martinez.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Olga Moreno Fabela; son, Vidal Martinez; brothers and sisters, Joel Martinez, Benjamin Martinez, Fatima Martinez, Ma de Jesus Martinez, Jaime Martinez, Maricruz Magallanes, Guadalupe Salaises, Mirim Salaises, Abel Salaises, Santiago Salaises.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will be at Panteon Municipal, Ojitus, Juan Aldama, Zacatecas, Mexico. The family will be receiving friends all day on Tuesday.





Juan Pablo Perez
                                                Date of death: February 23, 2014
                                            Service: 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church



Juan Pablo Perez, age 57, of Resaca, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was born on June 23, 1956 in Juan Aladama, Zacatecas, Mexico to Juan Manuel Perez Soto and Geronima Rodriguez Triana.

He is survived by his son, Victor Habram Perez; brothers, Arturo Perez, Jose L. Perez, Miguel A. Perez; sisters, Lucia Perez, Maria C. Perez, Consuelo Perez, Guadalupe Perez, Magdalena Perez.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 PM Monday evening till 9:00 PM Tuesday. Interment will be at Panteon Municipal, Ojitus, Juan Aldama, Zacateca, Mexico.






Brenda Doris Brock
                                                                         Date of death: February 18, 2014
                                                                   Service: 7:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                                   Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM prior to the hour of service


Brenda Doris Brock, age 53, of Chatsworth, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. She was born on November 30, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Beull Colbert; parents, Herman and Betty Brock; sister, Linda Holmes.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Steven and Melissa Brock of Chatsworth; sons, Chris Brock of Chatsworth, Carey Brock and his fiancé, Ansley Underwood of Chatsworth; daughter, Brenda Nicole Hartline of Ringgold; brother, Randy Brock of Chatsworth; sisters, Glenda Wishon of Chatsworth, Martha Brock of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Tristan Brock, Cassidy Findley, Kenneth Brock, Amber Brock; great grandchild, Scarlet Findley.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Brenda Doris Brock will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Jack Gregory officiating. The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM prior to the hour of service.





Robert Featherstone
                                                        Date of death: February 16, 2014
                                                      

Robert Featherstone, age 74, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014. He was born on July 14, 1939 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Robert retired from the Florida Department of Transportation. He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Eleanore Featherstone; and a brother, Michael Featherstone.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joyce Featherstone of the residence; daughter, Vicki Lee Featherstone and her partner Charles Snead of Largo, FL; son and daughter in law, Robert Charles JR and Chrystal Featherstone of Raeford, N.C.; daughter and son in law,  Kathryn and Shannon Burke of Dalton; brother, Douglas Featherstone of N.J.; grandchildren, Jessica Mathews, Sabrina Finklea, Shaenna Featherstone, Amanda Featherstone, David Rayborn, Drake Burke, Brayden Burke; and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service is not scheduled at this time.






Mr. Gerald Lamar Joyce, SR
                                                      Date of death: February 15, 2014
                                                  Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                  Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday evening


Gerald Lamar Joyce, SR, age 77, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014. He was born on December 23, 1936 in Dalton. He is preceded in death by his father, France “Mutt” Joyce; mother, Clara Evans Joyce Euton; step father, Otis Euton; son, Rodney Lamar Joyce.

He is survived by his sons and daughter in law, Gerald “Jerry” JR and Karen Joyce of Dalton; and Charles Joyce; step sons, Brian Patterson of Blue Ridge, Scott Moss of Dalton; Step daughters and sons in law, Cathy and Gene Cross of Dalton, Sheenia and Larry Patterson of Calhoun; brother and sister in law, Eddy and Shelly Euton of MO; grandchildren and spouses, Catrin and Coy Ward, CJ and Tiffany Joyce; great grandchildren, Kristoffer Lumpkin, Abbre Lumpkin, Serenity Joyce, Chevy Joyce, Isabella Joyce; also survived by several step grandchildren and cousins.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Gerald Lamar Joyce, SR will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Pace officiating. Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery. Coy Ward, E.J. Cross, Jacob Wilson, Larry Patterson, Blaine Crook, Chad McGatha, Stacey Bell and Kristoffer Lumpkin will be serving as pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday evening.



Mr. Ronnie David Welch
                                                                 Date of death: February 11, 2014
                                                            Service: 12:00 PM Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                            Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday evening

Ronnie David Welch, age 62, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. He was born on February 22, 1951 in Dalton. He is preceded in death by his father, Gene Welch; brothers, Allen Welch and Ed Ball; sister, Linda Pierce.

He is survived by his son, Kenny Welch of Dalton; daughter and son in law, Angela and Thomas Dillard of Chatsworth; mother, Sally Ball (Welch) Ralston of Dalton; brothers and sisters in law, Bobby and Cynthia Welch of Chatsworth, Danny and Pam Ball of Tunnel Hill, Ricky and Regina Welch of Dalton, sisters and brothers in law, Mary and Joe Lawless of Dalton, Charlotte Scott of TN, Dianne and Trammell Caldwell of Dalton; sister in law, Louise Ball of Dalton; 8 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ronnie David Welch will be held at 12:00 Pm Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. Bobby Welch, Kenny Welch, Colby Welch, Brandon Welch, Kevin Lawless and Corey Lawless will be serving as pallbearers. Interment will follow at United Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 5:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday evening.




Dorothy Lewallen
Date of death: February 9, 2014
Service: Friday, February 14, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
Visitation: 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM prior to the service


Dorothy Lewallen, age 67, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014. She was born on November 1, 1946 in Summerville, GA.

She is survived by her sons, Wesley Everett of Dalton, and Bryan McCorder of Dalton; eight grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dorothy Lewallen will be held at 5:00 PM Friday, February 14, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Ronnie Nix officiating. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM prior to the service.






Mr. Rowe Allman
                                                  Date of death: February 9, 2014
                                              Service: 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                              Visitation: 4:00 to 6:00 PM prior to the service



Rowe Allman, age 81, of Chatsworth, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014. He was born on February 1, 1933 in Chatsworth to the late Ed and Allie Allman. Along with his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife Annie Jo Allman; son, Michael Allman; brother, William Allman.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Allman Dedmon of Chatsworth, Donna Allman Bronson of Chatsworth, Rita Allman Bohannon of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Claude Allman of Chatsworth; sister, Emmalee Newman of Lincoln Park, MI; grandchildren, TJ Bennett and his wife Heather, Derek Bennett and his wife Samantha, Matthew Bronson, Tyler Bronson, Colby Bohannon, Cameron Bohannon, Carson Bohannon; Great grandchildren, Landon Bennett, Kalyn Bennett, Sadie Bennett, and Axel Bennett.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Rowe Allman will be held at 6:00                     PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Billy Starks officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 PM prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to The American Cancer Society.





Edward Benton Goswick
                                                   Date of death: February 6, 2014
                                               Service:3:00 PM Wednesday, February 6, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                               Visitation: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM prior to the service




Edward Benton Goswick, age 49, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on February 6, 2014. He was born on January 12, 1965 in Chattanooga, TN. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Goswick; biological father, Edward Bowe.

He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Taylor and her fiancé Brandon Cannon of Chatsworth; daughter and son in law Jordyn and Joseph Duke of Tunnel Hill; mother, Barbara Goswick of Tunnel Hill; girlfriend, Stephanie Hall; brothers and sisters in law, WR and Jimmy Goswick of Calhoun, Wesley and Beverly Garren of Dalton; sisters and brothers in law, Cherie and Gary Mathis of Ringgold, Carolyn Bowe of KY, Christine and Mike Cepeda of KY, Kathy and Peter Manzoni of KY, Karen Bowe of KY; grandchildren, Juliana Taylor and Jaxsun Duke; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Edward Benton Goswick will be held at 3:00 PM on, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Guffey officiating. The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery.






Givaugni Hoffman
                                                                      Date of death: January 27, 2014


Givaughni Hoffman, age 53, of Bayshore, NY, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014. He was born on January 31, 1960 in Freeport, NY. He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Hoffman.

He is survived by his father, Gerald L. Hoffman of Lafayette; sister and brother in law, Gloria and John Dahlstrom of Lafayette; brother and sister in law, Gerald Jr and Beth Hoffman of North Haven, CT; nieces and nephews, George Parker, Kristin Hoffman, Justin Hoffman, Jessie Hoffman; great nephew, Brandon Parker.

Givaughni will be cremated at his request.






Patty Darlene Bramblett
                                                  Date of death: January 25, 2014
                                              Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, January 30, 2014
                                              Service: 2:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home


Patty Darlene Bramblett, age 50, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014. She was born on April 23, 1963 in Dalton. She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Goforth; grandparents, (maternal) Robert Dewitt Smith and Wynelle Aaron Smith, (paternal) Lilly Mae Goforth and George Harrison Goforth.

She is survived by her beloved friend and father of her daughter, Jeff Bramblett of Dalton; daughters, Rachel Goforth and her husband James Eaton of Calhoun, Kristin Danielle Bramblett of Dalton; Mother and Stepfather Linda and Johnny Edgeman of Plainville, Georgia; sisters and brothers in law, Angela Lynn and Ernie Cochran of Dalton, Dana and Tony Burse of Summerville, Dena and Marty Hampton of Summerville; grandson, Samuel Lee Biggs of Calhoun; special nephew, Joshua Dewitt Cochran; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patty Darlene Bramblett will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Pastor Andrew Towe officiating. Dakota Massingill, Alex Massingill, James Eaton, and Joshua Cochran will be serving as pall bearers, Tommy Massingill will be serving as an honorary pall bearer. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Thursday evening. Interment will be at Chandler Cemetery.





Barbara Clover
                                                                       Date of death: January 25, 2014
                                                                  Visitation: After 3:00 pm Monday, January 27, 2014
                                                                  Service: 1:00 PM Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home


Barbara Clover, age 67, of Chatsworth, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014. She was born on November 4, 1946 in Dalton, Georgia to the late Clyde and Veta Kay Barrett.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Les and Diane Carlock of Dalton; daughter and son in law, DeAnna and Terry Rogers of Chatsworth; brother and sister in law, Ron and Sandra Barrett of Dalton; sister and brother in law, Nellie and Leonard Suggs of Dalton; grandchildren, Alicia Partin, Jason Rogers, Tiffany Penn, Brittany Carlock; step grandchildren, Renee Green, Monique Clark, Tyler Millsap, Hunter Tolbert; great grandchildren, Braydon Partin, Alyssa Partin, Gavin Rogers, Marcus Penn, Eathan Penn, Briceson Penn; special friend, Sandra Davis.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Barbara Clover will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Chastain officiating. The family will receive friends after 3:00 PM on Monday. Barbara will be cremated at her request, potted plants will be appreciated.





Zollie Marion (Jack) Sisson
                                                 Date of Death: January 22, 2014
                                             Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, January 24, 2014
                                             Service: 2:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home



Zollie Marion (Jack) Sisson, age 75, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 22, 2014. He was born on July 1, 1938 in Dalton to the late Zollie and Mattie Sisson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Ruth Sisson of the residence; sons and daughters in law, Zollie Mark and Dana Sisson of Calhoun, David Alan Sisson of Dalton, and Ricky Lee and Angela Sisson of Chatsworth; daughter and son in law, Peggy and George Hobgood of Eton; sisters and brother in law, Minnie Martin of Chatsworth, Lavada and Alfred Blalock of Alabama; grandchildren, Clark Sisson, Ricky Lee Sisson Jr, Beth Green, Summer Dalton, Cynthia Balentine; and 5 great grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Zollie Marion (Jack) Sisson will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Young officiating. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday evening.





Jimmie Thacker

                                                           Date of death: January 16, 2014
                                                       Visitation: 4:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday, January 18, 2014
                                                       Service: 3:00 PM Sunday, January 18, 2014 at Christian Fellowship Church


Jimmie Thacker, age 85, of Chatsworth, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Gordon Hospital. He was born on December 16, 1928. Jimmie is preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Dorothy Thacker; parents, Guy and Mary Thacker; (biological parents, Don Seller and Frances Bohannon) grandparents, Marion and Sally Thacker.

He is survived by his 3 sons and 2 daughters, Cherry Ann Thacker Hooker of Chatsworth, Timothy Thacker of Chatsworth, Marilyn Miller of Dalton, Lincoln and Kathleen Thacker of Dalton, Guy and Tracy Thacker of Dalton; 9 grandchildren, Crystal Hooker, Marlina Hullender, Melanie Hooker, Stephanie Bunch, Karrie Porras, Crystal Green, Elizabeth Thacker, Ashley Thacker, Tiffany Thacker; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jimmie Thacker will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Chuck Harris officiating. Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday evening. Arrangements are entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.






Ray K. Stephenson
                                                 Date of death: January 13, 2014

Ray K. Stephenson, age 63, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was born on May 24, 1950 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Stephenson and Jeneva Stephens.

He is survived by his son, Stewart Stephenson of Dalton; granddaughter, Samantha Hope Stephenson.

Ray K. Stephenson is being cremated at his request.



Lawrence (Alf) Howell

                                                 Date of death: January 12, 2014
                                             Service: 8:00 PM Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                             Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, prior to the hour of service





Lawrence (Alf) Howell, age 53, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014. He was born on July 21, 1960 to the late Jack and Lula Howell. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Chester and Clara Cochran, and Vince and Sara Howell.

He is survived by his brother, James Woody of Dalton; sister and brother in law, Diane and Ronald Liner of Dalton; nephews and nieces, Bobby and Ronda Williams, Daniel and Jennifer Williams, Joseph Woody, Shelly Woody, and Susan Ann Blansit; girlfriend, Rita Borweic; and special friends, Dewayne and Carol Ketchem.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lawrence Howell will be held at 8:00 PM Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Watkins officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 to 8:00 Pm prior to the service.





Joseph Al Whitmire
                                                      Date of death: January 7, 2014

Joseph “Al” Whitmire, age 67, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He was born on April 27, 1946 in Athens, TN to the late Charles and Bonnie Whitmire.

He is survived by his sister, Charlene Whitmire of Dalton; Brother and sister in law, Hayden and Helen Whitmire of Cohutta.

No service is scheduled at this time.




Nell E. Hastey
                                                  Date of death: January 7, 2014
              


Nell E. Hastey, age 91, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday morning, January 7, 2014. She was born on December 1, 1922 in Vincent, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her husband, Claude M. Hastey SR whom passed away in London while in WWII; son, Claude M. Hastey JR; grandson, Collin Hastey.

She is survived by her grandson and wife, David and Jolie Hastey; granddaughter and husband, Kim and Danny West; daughter in law, Nancy Hastey; granddaughter in law, Gina Hastey; one grandchild; and 7 great grandchildren.

No service is scheduled at this time.







Jonell Lee Shoemaker
                                                 Date of death: January 3, 2014
                                             Visitation: 4:00 to 9:00 Monday evening, January 6, 2014
                                             Service: 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home


Jonell Lee Shoemaker, age 29, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014. She was born on June 30, 1984 in Dalton, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Catherine Shoemaker, and Dave and Nancy Patterson.

She is survived by her sons, Timothy and Atticus Younes of Tunnel Hill; daughter, Katlyn Younes of Tunnel Hill; parents, James Shoemaker of Tunnel Hill , and Judi Lynn Gersitz of Elkhart, IN; companion, David Boyd of Tunnel Hill;  Brother and sister in law, Jamie and Heather Shoemaker of Tunnel Hill; several aunts and uncles.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jonell Lee Shoemaker will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Larry Morgan officiating. Brian Quarles, Mark Quarles, Rob Mathis, Jamie Shoemaker, Scott Cannon, and William Quarles will be serving as pallbearers. Interment will follow at Welcome Hill Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 to 9:00 on Monday evening. Arrangements are entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.






Stephanie Michelle Eads
                                              Date of Death: December 23, 2013
                                           Service: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                           Visitation: Wednesday 9:00 AM till the funeral hour



Stephanie Michelle Eads, age 34, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was born on March 29, 1979 in Dalton, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Leon Pitts, and Jerry and Patricia Eads; and her uncle, Tim Pitts.

She is survived by her son, Bradley Steven Pitts of Dalton; father and step mother, Steve and Donna Eads of Dalton; mother, Debbie Eads of Athens, AL;  brothers, Ryan Lewis of Dalton, and Tyler Lewis of Dalton; sisters and brothers in law, Lori and James Nix of Dalton, Melody Eads of Athens, AL, Krista and Brad Kelly of Dalton, Alaina Eads of Dalton, and Alexis Bronson of Dalton; grandparents, Dorothy Pitts of Dalton, and Earl and Jene Swinney of Chatsworth; great grandmother, Betty Eads; special aunts, Kay Pitts of Atlanta, Carol Chambers of Dalton, and Cindy Bennett of Dalton; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Stephanie Michelle Eads will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Reid officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM till the funeral hour. Interment will be at Little Prospect Cemetery.






Gloria Markulec
                                                   Date of death: December 18, 2013
                                               Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, December 21, 2013
                                               Visitation: One hour prior to service



Gloria Markulec, age 67, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at her home. She was born on August 20, 1946 in Conrad, Montana. She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick Markulec; sons and daughters in law, Danny Joe and Rhonda Santa, Ernie Evans, Floyd and Misty Evans, and Tommy and Cora Evans; daughter, Heather Morrill; sister and brother in law, Diane Mae and Gregg; thirteen grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Gloria Markulec will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends for visitation at 10:00 AM prior to the service. Arrangements are made by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.







Joseph S. Koslosky
                                                             Date of death: December 12, 2013
                                                        Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday, December 17, 2013



Joseph S. Koslosky, age 62, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was born on October 20, 1951. He is survived by special friends, Sheila Hammontree and Gail Shelton.

Visitation for Joseph S. Koslosky will be from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are made by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.





Daniel Reynolds Grant
                                         Date of death: December 13, 2013
                                      Visitation: 12:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, December 15, 2013 There will be a prayer at the end of visitation


Daniel Reynolds Grant, age 62, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home. He was born on January 15, 1951 in Dalton, Georgia to the late William and Betty Grant. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Sallie Grant Warren.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Mary Grant of Dalton; sons and daughters in law, David and Rhonda Grant of Dalton, and Dwayne and Rebecca Grant of Flat Rock, AL; step daughter, Rebecca Black and her companion Greg Haught of Dalton; brothers and sister in law, Glenn and Angela Grant of Dalton, and Jeff Grant of Dalton; sisters, Sadona Griggs of Dalton, and Dixie Grant of Dalton; grandchildren, Chrystal Grant, and D.J. Grant.

To celebrate the life of Daniel Reynolds Grant the family will be receiving friends for visitation from 12:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, December 15, 2013 with a prayer following the visitation with Jeff Burk officiating. Interment will be at United Memorial Gardens.







Patricia Luann Vanderford
                                               Date of death: December 11, 2013
                                            Service: 1:00 PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                            Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday evening



Patricia Luann Vanderford, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was born on January 2, 1943 in Indiana. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Vanderford; parents, Russell Sr. and Cathryn Baugh; sons, Daniel Jefferson Vickery, and Michael Vickery; daughter, Esther Vickery; brothers, Carl Baugh, Frank Baugh, Robert Baugh, Marvin Baugh, and Russell Baugh; sisters, Flossie Criss, Viola Hamm, Velta McGuire, Betty Jenkins, Marilyn Baugh, and Susie Baugh.

She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Vickery of Dalton; brothers, Norman Baugh of Dalton, and Michael Baugh of Indiana; sisters and brothers in law, Diane and Clifford Fincher of Indiana, Mary and Jimmy Dayhuff of Indiana, and Jackie Morgan and her companion Harold Manley of Dalton; grandchildren, Angel Thomason, Daniel Hall, Lisa Hicks, Robert Rose, Steven Vickery, Josh Vickery, Jordan Smith, and Star Vickery; great grandchildren, Cameron Hunter, Caitlyn Thomason, Natalie Hicks, Hunter Rose, Gracie Rose, Leelan Rose, and Debbie Rose.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Patricia Luann Vanderford will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Pastor Ricky Hicks officiating. Interment will be at West Hill cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday evening. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.






Edd Lamar Callahan
                                                  Date of death: December 9, 2013
                                              Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, December 13, 2013
                                              Service: 3:00 PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home


Edd Lamar Callahan, age 68, of Chatsworth, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2013 at his home. He was born April 25, 1945 in Dalton, GA. Edd was very outgoing, he loved to dance and loved making people laugh. He lived life to its fullest. He is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Violet Callahan; daughter, Michelle Callahan; and a sister and brother in law, Shirley and Lawrence Christopher.

He is survived by his daughter, Susie Pendley of Dalton; son, Eddie Callahan of Chatsworth; brother, Charlie Callahan of Hickory, N.C.; special sister, Velma Callahan; sister and brother in law, Mamie and Jerry Jones of Tennessee; grandchildren, Bryce Pendley, Carisma Pendley, Austin Callahan, and Nicole Callahan; great grandchildren, Jacob Callahan, and Jackson Callahan; several nieces and nephews; special caregivers, Hamilton Medical Hospice; special nurses, Connie Bryant, and Wanda Cooper; special friends, Cohutta Shadows residents and managers.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Edd Lamar Callahan will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with a balloon release following the service. Rev. Jeff Johnson and Brother Howard Rittenhouse will be officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday evening.







Larry William McDowell
Date of death: December 9, 2013
Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Service: 3:00 PM Thursday, December, 12, 2013 at Cedar Valley Church of God


Larry William McDowell, age 62, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was born on July 13, 1951 in Ringgold, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his father, Bud McDowell; and a brother Gary McDowell.

Larry is survived by his wife of 31 years, Judy McDowell of Dalton;  mother, Sara McDowell of Ringgold; stepdaughter and son in law, Becky and Billy Robinson of Dalton; stepson, Joe Wood of Dalton; brothers and sister in law, Danny McDowell of Ringgold, and Stanley and Lisa McDowell of Ringgold; sisters and brothers in law, Kathy and Darren Stanley of Ringgold, and Teresa and Doug Carroll of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Will Robertson and Audrey Robertson; brother in law and wife, Buddy and Nita Cochran of Dalton; sisters in law and husbands, Joy and Rick Luffman of Harriman, TN, Carol and Claude Byers of Dalton, and Judy Kotch of Dalton; aunt, Lucy Staten of Dalton; nieces, Michelle Garrison, Lisa Luffman, Angel Luffman, Tina Carroll , Gloria Carroll, Ashley Stanley, and Alexis Stanley; special friends, David and Cindy Cline, Greg and Wanda Bowman, Charlotte Bowman, Nita Nicholson, Meria Bennett, Reba Robertson, Lynette Towns, and Bernice Crumbley.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Larry William McDowell at 3:00 Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Cedar Valley Church of God with the Reverends Clayton Brown, Allan Hughey, and LeeRoy Akinson officiating. Interment will follow at United Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 10:00 PM Wednesday evening.



 
Arnold Dwayne Dennis
Visitation with family: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Dalton Funeral Home

Arnold Dwayne Dennis, age 52, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2013. He was born on November 25, 1961 in Tampa, FL to the late Ted and Virginia Dennis.

He is survived by his brothers, William Lombard of Dalton, Steve Dennis of Florida, David Dennis of Florida and Phillip Gruber of Florida; and a sister, Debra Styron of Florida.

The family will be receiving friends for visitation from 6:00 to 9:00 Pm on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Dalton Funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.







Rebecca Susan Trantham
                                                                    
Date of death: December 8, 2013
                                                                    
Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday, December 11, 2013
                                                                    
Service: 12:00 PM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Rebecca Susan Trantham, age 55, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at her home. She was born on September 28, 1958 in Dalton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Trantham; and her mother, Linda Sneed.

Rebecca is survived by her sons, Bilson Shean Trantham, Mark Wilson and his fiancé Tonya Robbinson of Dalton, David Wilson and his fiancé Michelle Richardson of Chatsworth, and Michael Wilson of Chatsworth; father, Clifford Sneed of Cohutta; sisters, Angie Tate of Cohutta, and Rita Nicholson of Dalton; grandchildren, Destyni Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Cameran Pierce, Madison Leann Trantham, Mason Tate and Tristian Robinson; she is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Rebecca Susan Trantham will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday evening. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.







Harvey Kenneth "Buster" Dyer
                                                                        Date of death: December 4, 2013
                                                                  Service: 2:00 PM Saturday, December 7, 2013 at The House of Mercy

                                                                       

Harvey Kenneth “Buster” Dyer, age 77, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Erlanger Health Care System. He was born on March 4, 1936 in Dalton, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margrett Dyer; his parents, Felix and Ethel Dyer; and a brother, Charlie Dyer.

Always having a smile, Buster was the one who would cut up and lighten the mood. He enjoyed traveling and seeing new places with his wife and daughters. He was fond of spending time with friends and family while conversing over a good home cooked meal. He liked keeping up with current events. Being an avid sports fan, he routed for the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. He never met a stranger and delighted in talking and sharing stories with all. He treasured his kids and grandkids very much. He was a believer in Jesus and looked forward to going home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him until their heavenly reunion.

Harvey is survived by his daughters and son in laws, Teresa and Kevin Peacock of California and Joyce and Tony Kirkpatrick of California; brother, Lee Dyer of Varnell, GA; sisters, Gladys Burch of Lagrange, GA, Pauline Phillips of Dalton, GA and Cathy Harris of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Alyssa and her husband Christian Schmid of Oregan, Ashley Peacock of California, and Tyler Kirkpatrick of California; several nieces and nephews; and a very special best friend, Wilma Ingles of Dalton, GA.

A memorial service to celebrate the life and the home going of Harvey Kenneth Dyer will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at The House of Mercy at 109 North Glenwood Ave (across the street from Total Recognition) with Pastor Joey Henderson officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the service. There will be a cover dish meal provided after the service.







Pearline Kirkland
                                                       
Date of death: November 24, 2013
                                                       
Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2013
                                                       
Service: 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Pearline Kirkland, born September 27, 1930. She went to be with her blessed Savior on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the age of 83.

She loved playing the piano and singing gospel songs. She spent the last 2 years of her life in the Ridgewood Nursing Home of Dalton, GA where she made many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Cora Kirkland; a sister, Mary Lou Lynn; a brother, George Kirkland; two sons, Johnny and Rodney Kirkland.

She leaves behind a daughter, Patricia Sargent of Phoenix, AZ; son in law, Wade Powers and wife Viola; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her loving family and friends.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Pearline Kirkland will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Brother Don Rich officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Wade Hughes, Houston Hughes, Austin Hughes, Blake Powers, Randall Powers and Jeremy Fowler. Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday evening. .



                                                         


   William "Wild Bill" George Ingram, Jr.
                                                         Date of death: November 21, 2013
                                                        Service: 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home





William “Wild Bill” George Ingram, Jr., age 49, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 at a local hospital. William is preceded in death by his parents, William George Ingram, Sr. and Ella Mae Cain. 

He is survived by his sister, Audra (Marvin) Wilson of Chattanooga; nephew, Mark (Miranda) Wilson of Dalton; niece, Kimberly Wilson of Chattanooga; special friends, Danny Hollifield, Barbara Goforth, Randy Teem, Jr. and Allen England.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of William will be held 10:00 AM,  Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. David Flood officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to RossWoods Adult Day Services, 1402 Walston Street, Dalton, Georgia 30720.

Arrangements are entrusted to independently owned and operated, Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.








Helen Sue Lofty
                                             Date of death: November 18, 2013
                                             Service: 3:00 PM Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                             Visitation: One hour prior to the funeral hour


 

 

Helen Sue Lofty, age 79 of Dalton, GA passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013. Born on September 5, 1934 in Fairmount, GA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gentry Lofty; parents, John and Myrtle Roland;  brothers, Wallace Roland, Frank Roland, JW (Bud) Roland; sister, Mary Holsomback.

Helen is survived by her son and daughter in law, Robert and Shelly Lofty of Calhoun; daughter, Crickett Keener of Dalton; brothers and sisters in law, Caris and Marilyn Roland of Calhoun and Travis and Bobbie Roland of Calhoun; sisters and brothers in law, Christine and Dale Walkins of Resaca, Gwen Griffin of Cartersville, Faye and Henry Durham of Calhoun; sister in law, Shirley Roland of Calhoun; grandchildren, Brian Lofty, Brooke Neighbors, Alex Keener, Courtney, and Josh Lofty; great grandchildren, Hunter Neighbors, Mason Neighbors, and Kyleigh Neighbors.

A funeral service for Helen Sue Lofty will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2:00 till the funeral hour.

 





Robert F. Patterson
                                                 Date of death: November 16, 2013
                                                 Service: 2:00 Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Lakeshore Park Baptist Church

Robert F. Patterson, age 50, of Crandall, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He was born on December 8, 1962 in Rockwood, TN. He is preceded in death by his brother, Tim Patterson.

Robert is survived by his companion of many years, Peggy Griever; parents, James and Alberta Patterson; brothers, Jerald Patterson and James Patterson; sisters and brother s in law, Aileen and Terry Guinn, Sue and Dennis Chasteen, Helen, and Barbara Teague; two very special people in his life, Clyde and Jessie Griever.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert F. Patterson will be held at 2:00 Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Lakeshore Park Baptist Church. 






Effie Lee Hughes
                                               
Date of death: November 18, 2013
                                           Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 Tuesday evening, November 19, 2013
                                           Service: 12:00 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home




Effie Lee Hughes, age 83, passed away on Monday morning, November 18, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center.

She was born on June 8, 1930 in Ellijay, GA to the late Branerd and Effie Mae Harper. Effie was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Hughes; daughter, Carolyn Lambert; brothers, Kenneth Harper and Clarence Harper; sister, Dorothy Dean.

She was survived by her sons and daughters in law, Alan Hughes of Dalton, Jeff and Debbie Hughes of Dalton, Larry Hughes of Dalton, and Mel and Rita Hughes of Chatsworth; daughter and son in law, Andrea and Jerry Preciado of Nashville; grandchildren, Stacy Hughes, Wane Hughes, Sean Hughes, and Shannon Bishop; great grandchildren, Houston Hughes, Austin Hughes, Trenton Powers, Branson Johnson, Taylor Hughes, and Courtney Johnson.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Effie Lee Hughes will be held at 12:00 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Headrick and Rev. Roy Groce officiating. Interment will follow at West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00 Tuesday evening.





Mr. John Lee Castle
Date of death: November 12, 2013

Mr. John Lee Castle, of Jasper, TN, age 45, passed away, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Lee was born in Michigan, but has resided in the Jasper, TN area for most of his life.  He is preceded in death by his father, Buddy Wayne Castle, Sr.

Lee is survived by his mother, Catherine Castle of Jasper, TN; son, Ernest Lee (Angel) Castle of Jasper, TN; daughters, Caitlin Castle of Jaspser, TN, Heather Jones of Bridgeport, AL; sisters, Freda Thomas of Stevenson, AL, Juanita Wingfield of Jaspser, TN; grandchildren, Braedyn Castle, Chelby Jones, Arlissa Jones, Tre Jones.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a future date and will be held at Jasper Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Kevin Knight officiating.  Please contact the family directly for service information.

Arrangements are being handled by Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Avenue, Dalton, Georgia (706) 529-5371.






Mr. Gary Eugene Hardin
                                                    
Date of death: November 13, 2013
                                                    Service: 4:00 PM Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                    Visitation: 3:00 to 4:00 prior to service

Gary Eugene Hardin, age 58, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was born on April 7, 1955 in Jacksonville, FL to the late J.C. and Louise Hardin. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, playing softball and anything to do with being outdoors as well as spending a lot of time with his nephews. Along with his parents he is also preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Hardin.

Gary is survived by his daughter and son in law, April Michelle Hardin Padgett and Chris Padgett of Chatsworth; the love of his life and mother of his daughter, Deborah E. Hardin of Dalton; brother and sister in law, Clifton and Sylvia Hardin of Tunnel Hill; sister and brother in law, Christine and Dennis Flowers of Tunnel Hill; grandchildren, Bryan Christian Stanley, Eugenia Michelle Stanley, Floyd Lee Padgett, Jason Padgett and Kyle Padgett; niece, Wendi Hardin Erdman of Gainesville, FL; nephews, Brent Flowers of Cohutta, Anthony Flowers of Tunnel Hill and J.C. Hardin of Rocky Face; and a host of cousins.

A memorial service for Gary Eugene Hardin will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Whitton and Billy Starks officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 to 4:00 PM prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations will greatly be appreciated. The family has entrusted independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.







Dora Jane Thomason Furr
                                          Date of Death: November 8, 2013
                                       Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 November, 9, 2013
                                       Service: 2:00 PM Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home


Dora Jane Thomason Furr, age 56, of Rocky Face, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013 at her home. She was born on February 6, 1957 in Ringgold, GA to the late Sarah and Monie Thomason Sr. Along with her parents she was also preceded in death  by her brother, Kevin Thomason; sisters, Karen and Margie Thomason. Jane was a member of the Hurricane Church of God. She was involved in the Church of God Girls Club and was a JoyBelle Counselor for 9 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, George Anthony and Sonya Brewer of Rocky Face; son, James Allen Furr of Rocky Face; daughter and son in law, Renee and Timmy Mathis of Rocky Face; brothers and sisters in law, Jr and Vicky Thomason of Rocky Face, Jackie and Tammy Thomason of Chatsworth, Bobby and Debbie Thomason of Rocky Face, Danny and Kathy Thomason of Rocky Face; brother, Allen Thomason of Rocky Face; sisters and brothers in law, Emily and J.C. Brewer of Rocky Face, Faye and Kenneth McKeehan of Rocky Face; sister, Evelyn Shipman of Dalton; grandchildren, Debra Jane Nichols, Robert Lee Nichols, Jacob Lane Nichols, Taylor Nicole Nichols, Nathan Charles Brewer, Brittney Joyce Brewer and George Anthony Brewer Jr; great grandchildren, Zoey Leanette Barmore; the love of her life, James Furr; life long friend, Johnnie (Dingbat) Cannon.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Dora Jane Furr will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, November 10, 2013 with rev. Danny Thomason officiating at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery. Nathan Brewer, George (Tubby) Brewer, Pedo Cornette, Adam Watkins, Gary Shipman and Andrew (Bubba) Shipman will be serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00pm on Saturday evening.




Saturnina Moreno
                                              Date of death: November 6, 2013
                                           Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 Thursday, November 7, 2013
                                           Service: 2:00 Friday, November 8, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church





Saturnina Moreno, age 88, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was born on January 8, 1925 in Zacatecas, Mexico to the late Severo Moreno and Amada Bonilla. Along with her pfarents she is also preceded in death by her husband Salvador Adame.

She is survived by her sons, Eva Adame, Salvador Adame, Elvira Adame, Aurelio Adame, Hector Adame, Minerva Adame and Ma Elena Adame; brothers, Estanislado Moreno, Luciano Moreno and Aleuandro Moreno; sisters, Lesbia Moreno, Gregoria Moreno and Hermila Moreno.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 12:00 pm on Friday, November 8, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday evening.





Mr. Johnny Warren West III
                                           Date of death: November 5, 2013
                                        Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, November 7, 2013
                                        Date of service: 2:00 PM Friday, November 8, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Johnny Warren West III, 49, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He was born on August 15, 1964 in Atlanta to the late Patricia and Johnny West II. His greatest joy was his family who he loved very much.

Johnny was survived by his son, Brandon West; daughter and son in law, Michelle and Chris McKeehan; brother and sister in law, Brad and Teresa West; brother, Ronnie West; sister, Tracy Dean and Tom Hardin; grandchildren, Hayden McKeehan and Corey McKeehan; special uncle, Earl West; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Johnny Warren West III will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Little Prospect Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Thursday evening. In lieu of flowers donations are being accepted.




Nancy Jean Callow
Date of Death: October 31, 2013

Nancy Jean Callow, 55, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Born on January 18, 1958 in King of Prussia, PA to the late William and Joan Lovely. Nancy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Along with her parents she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Mark Callow.

She is survived by her sons, Brandon Callow, Evan Callow and Patrick Callow; daughters, Melissa Callow; brothers, Jim Lovely, William Lovely and Tom lovely; sisters, Debra Scandone and Janice Ferguson; grandchildren, Piper Callow.

At Nancy Jean Callow’s request there will be no memorial service. The family has entrusted independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton, GA 30721; 706-529-5371.




Mrs. Linda Kaye (Smith) Green
                                          Date of Death: October 27, 2013
                                       Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Chattanooga Valley View Chapel
                                       Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Ooltewah United Methodist Church


Linda Kaye (Smith) Green departed this earthly life to be with her creator on Sunday, October 27, 2013.  She was born on March 19, 1948 in , Alabama where she and her five siblings were raised in the Greenhill community. Linda has been a leader in her community; her unselfish nature was prevalent in the care she showed to others, putting their needs ahead of her own. Even while fighting bravely through her own illness for several years, she has continued to be an inspiration to her family and friends by remaining positive and encouraging everyone around her to do the same.  Her devotion to her family as a wife, mother, grandmother and sister will forever have a lasting impact in their hearts, as well as the hearts of so many other lives she has touched.

Although formerly of Lawrenceburg, Linda and her husband of 39 years, Bobby Green have both resided in Ooltewah for the last 20 years. She retired from Rubber Maid in Cleveland, TN. Linda remained active in her community as a faithful member of Ooltewah United Methodist Church where she was a member of Watts Sunday School Class. She served as Past Matron and Secretary of the Ooltewah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #365.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Odie & Lorene (Springer) Smith; brothers, Eugene & Doyle Smith; half-sister, Leeodie Wilson. She is survived by her husband Bobby Green of Ooltewah, TN; son, Sam (L’wanna) Clifft of Leoma, TN; two grandchildren, Shanna (Jeff) Gibbons of Lawrenceburg, TN, Jake Clifft of Leoma, TN; brother, Gaylon Smith of Clarksville, TN; sisters, Della Mae (Larry) Hughes of Florence, AL, Diane (Ronnie) Fisher of Lawrenceburg, TN; and half-sister, Lottie Williamson of Indiana; and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at Chattanooga Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN. The funeral service will be held 11 AM, Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at Ooltewah United Methodist Church, 6131 Relocation Way, Ooltewah, TN, with Dr. Dwight S. Kilbourne officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN. Friends will serve as pallbearers.





Mr. Joe Garcia
                                                  Date of death: October 22, 2013
                                              Visitation: 1:00 to 9:00pm Thursday, October 24, 2013
                                              Service: 3:00pm Friday, October 25, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home


Joe Garcia, 45, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was born on June 27, 1968 in Paducah, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Garcia and Elena Lozano.

Joe is survived by his son, John Garcia of Chatsworth; daughters, Jennifer Lopez and Elena Faith Garcia of Chatsworth; brothers, Rey Lozano and Modesto Lozano of Anson, TX; sisters, Frances Garcia and Lupe Cortez; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Joe Garcia will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Marcelo Hinojosa officiating. Juan Lopez, Rey Lozano, Adrian Vejar, Modesto Lozano, Jose Hernandez, Rigo Gasca and John Garcia will be serving as pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 to 9:00 on Thursday, October 24, 2013.





Mrs. Silvia Castro
Date of Death: October 19, 2013

Silvia Castro, 58, of Rocky Face, Georgia passed away on Saturday night, October 19, 2013 at her home.

Born on September 12, 1955 in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico. She was the daughter of the late Fransisco  Rivera and Norma Paz.

Silvia is survived by her husband, Jose Castro; daughter, Ana Los Castro Rivera; sons, Kewin Manuel Castro Rivera and Xochitl Castro Rivera.

The family has entrusted independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave; 706-529-5371




Mr. Danny Lee Barnes
Date of Death: October 19, 2013
Date of Service: 4:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Danny Lee Barnes, 58, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born on July 23, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia. Danny had a great passion for hunting and fishing.

Mr. Barnes is survived by his parents, Onis and Reba Barnes; brothers, Michael Barnes, and Tony Barnes; sisters, Carolyn Bell, Sandra Dunaway and Sharon Silvers.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Danny Lee Barnes will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until the funeral hour.





Lois Carolyn Thomas
                                           Date of Death: October 9, 2013
                                        Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, October 11, 2013
                                        Service: 3:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Lois Carolyn Thomas, 71, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Wednesday evening, October 9, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center.

Born on August 7, 1942 in Palmer, Tennessee. Lois enjoyed riding in the mountains and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Aley Turner; brother, Jerry Turner and Oscar Turner Jr; sisters, Opal Pekala, Imogene Cannon, Eloise Tucker and Geraldine Smith.

She is survived by her son, Richard (Richie) Thomas Jr of Dalton; son and daughter in law, Stacy and Lisa Thomas of Dalton; daughter Bunnie Cannon and special friend Jr Sanford of Dalton; the father of her children, James Richard Thomas; brother, Tony Turner of Dalton; grandchildren, Chris Thomas, Valarie Bozarth, Stacy Lee Thomas, Brandon Thomas and Jazzmin Cannon; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lois Carolyn Turner will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Donnie Flood and Rev. Raymond English officiating. Chris Thomas, Stacy Lee Thomas, Brandon Thomas, Justin Bozarth, Larry Cannon, Ronnie Tucker and Johnny Pekala, grandsons and nephews of Ms. Thomas will be serving as pallbearers. She will be laid to rest at Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday October 11, 2013 and from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM the hour of service on Saturday.







Mr. Donald Lee Hawkins SR
                                                            Date of Death: October 6, 2013
                                                       Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013
                                                       Service: 1:00pm Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Mr. Donald Lee Hawkins SR, 69, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Sunday morning, October 6, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by family and many friends.

Born on October 25, 1943 in Dalton, Georgia, he was the son of the late Gordon and Frances Hawkins. He loved to go hunting and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Donald was married to the love of his life Joan Hawkins for 52 years and in addition to her, he is survived by his son and daughter in law, Donnie JR and Wendy Hawkins of Varnell; daughter, Tammy Townsend of Dalton; brother and sister in law, Clay and Rethel Hawkins of Nicklesville; brother, Greg Hawkins of Varnell; grandchildren, Brandon Townsend, Ryan Townsend, Hannah Hawkins, BB Hawkins and Zaya Hawkins; our very extended adoptive family over the years, who we love and cherish.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Donald Lee Hawkins SR will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Rick McCormick and Rev. Ted Miller officiating. Gary Brown, Justin Brown, Jordan Brown, Brandon Townsend, Ryan Townsend and Greg Hawkins will be serving as pallbearers. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.




Mrs. Debbie Swanson
                                                            Date of Death: Thursday, October 3, 2013
                                                       Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00PM Saturday, October 5, 2013
                                                       Service: 2:00PM Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Debbie Swanson, age 43 of Dalton, GA passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center.

 

Born on July 13, 1970 in Springdale, NC. She was the daughter of June Patricia Sneed and the late Jerry Dean Sneed.

 

Debbie was survived by her husband, Dennis Swanson of Dalton; son and daughter in law, Gary and Covan Swanson of Dalton; daughter and son in law, Tina Swanson and Leon East of Dalton; grandchildren, Gary Bubba Swanson, Ayden Swanson, Kaleb Greeson, Karli Greeson, Kalen Greeson, Liam East and Brayden Swanson all of Dalton; brother, Ronnie Arnette; sister in law and husband, Cathy and Gary Newton; brother in laws and wives, Danny and Sherry Swanson, and Gary and Carol Crow; brother in law, David Phillips; special neice, Candice Newton.

 

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Debbie Swanson will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Chaplain Ken Waddell officiating. Leon East, Anthony Seiber, Greg Wright, Danny Swanson, Cody Sullivan and Benny Poteet will be serving as Pallbearers. Interment will follow at Gordy Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2013.



Mr. Harlan F. Bartlett
Date of Death: September 26, 2013
Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday, September 28, 2013
Service: 12:00 PM Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Harlan F. Bartlett, age 70 of Dalton, GA passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at his home.

 

Born on April 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Fred and Ruby Lee Bartlett. He is also preceded in death by his twin brother, Harold Bartlett.

 

Harlan is survived by his sons and one daughter in law, Haskal and Jenia Bartlett of Dalton, Norman Bartlett of Dalton, Lon Bartlett of Dalton; brother, Harvey Bartlett of Dalton; sisters and brothers in law, Maida and J.E. Cobb, of Conyers, Annette and Larry Curtis of Conyers and Sherry and Perry Stanley of Conyers, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

 

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Harlan F. Bartlett will be held at 12:00 PM on Sunday, September 30, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Little Prospect Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday evening.





Mrs. Christy Lynn Clark Wimpey
                                            Date of Death: August 21, 2013
                                         Memorial Service: 3:00 PM Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Mrs. Christy Lynn Clark Wimpey, age 38 of the Beaverdale Community went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 21, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wilbur and Mary Ruth Manis, Audlee Baker, Eunice Gaston and Doyle Clark; great-grandparents, Hubert and Clara Gaston; a nephew, Jason Lee Clark.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Wimpey of the residence; daughters, Katie Wimpey and Lacey Clark; parents, Doyle and Debby Clark; a sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Bryan Tankersley; special nephews, Johnathon Clark and Timothy Shoemaker; a grandmother, Janelle Bramblett; grandparents, Ralph and Regenia Goswick; brother and sister-in-law Tim and Mistie Moore; sister and brother-in-law, Misty and Danny Walden, April Filmore; mother-in-law, Mary Wimpey; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Christy Lynn Wimpey will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Owenby officiating. The family will start receiving friends at 1:00, two hours prior to the service.






Mr. Gerald Goodson
                                          Date of Death: September 23, 2013
                                       Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2013
                                       Service: 8:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Mr. Gerald Goodson, age 56 of Dalton, GA passed away Monday evening, September 23, 2013 at his home.

 

Born on February 11, 1957, Gerald was the son of the late Julius and Roseann Manning Goodson. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Cantrell Goodson.

 

Gerald is survived by his daughters, Tonya Goodson and Lindsey Goodson both of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, Randy Goodson of Dalton; sisters and brothers in law, Cindy and Steven Massengill, Charlotte and Tommy Garrison and Roxie Cantrell all of Dalton; grandchildren, Britany Sealey, Tiffany Sealey, Shawn Sealey, Makailyn Fine and Natalie Fine all of Winston-Salem, NC; Nieces, Nikkie Hope, Roseanna Page, Barandi Goodson, Wendy Curtis and Brittany Schlapa; nephews, Rory Cantrell, Hugh Cantrell, Lee Cantrell, Donnie Garrison, Chris Garrison and Dylan Massengill.

 

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Gerald Goodson will be held at 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Joe Manning officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 PM till the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to The American Cancer Society.







Stephen Dewayne Sisson
Date of Death: Sept. 6, 2013
Service: 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 14, 2013, Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
Visitation: Saturday, 11:00 until 2:00PM

Stephen Dewayne Sisson, age 53, of Cleveland, TN passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at his home in Cleveland.  

Born on July 22, 1960 in Dalton, he was the son of Bobby Sisson and Mary Davis. Steve had a passion for antique cars and hunting. He also enjoyed listening to his favorite band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

 Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law; Erica and Chris McCosh of Cleveland and Kristy and Jonathan Evans of Crandall, GA; his parents, Bobby Sisson and Mary Davis; sisters, Debbie Nicholson and Kathy Botts, both of Cleveland; grandchildren, Allie McCosh, Jacob Evans and Joseph Evans; the mother of his children, Gina Morrison; a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

 A funeral service to celebrate the life of Stephen Sisson will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 14, 2013 with Brian Whitmore officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Dewberry Baptist Church Cemetery in Crandall. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 until the funeral hour. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton. 706.529.5371






John Bryan Presley
Date of Death: September 6, 2013
Date of Service: Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00PM, Church of God of Prophecy, Plainville, GA

John Bryan Presley, age 65 of Fairmount, GA passed away on Friday evening, September 6, 2013 at his home.

 Born on October 12, 1947, John was the son of the late Leon and Emma Pressley. He was married to the love of his life, Loretta for 25 years. John served in the US Army, and is a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Presley; daughters and a son-in-law, Amanda Baggett of Douglasville and Michelle and Kevin Collum of Calhoun; sons, Rodney Presley of Gainesville, Randy Presley of Martin, GA, and Rowdy Presley of Gainesville; a brother, Leon Presley of Dahlonega, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jetty Mincey of Canton, Peggy and Wayne Allen of Brasselton, GA, Mildred and Clyde McDaris of Dalton and Margaret Woodall of Gainesville; five grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Henry Pressley.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of John Presley will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Plainville, GA with Rev. Jerry Gaddis and Rev. Calvin Gooch officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton. 706.529.5371







Rev. Greer Lawford "G.L." Martin
Date of Death: Sept 1, 2013
Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 5:00PM, Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
Visitation: Tuesday Evening, 5:00 until 9:00PM

Rev. Greer Lawford “G.L.” Martin age 90 of Tunnel Hill, GA passed away on Sunday afternoon, September 1, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.

Born on July 7, 1923 in Knoxville, Tennessee he was the son of the late James and Ella W. Martin. He was married to the late Burnetta Martin. G.L. was a fireman in Knoxville, TN for a number of years and a member of the Modern Woodmen. He served as the General Overseer of the Cleveland Church of God, Pastored the Lucky St. Church of God and later went on to evangelize. Spreading the Gospel was G.L.’s true life calling; the ministry brought him a lifetime of fulfillment and happiness.

G.L. is survived by his sons, Troy Martin and Wayne Martin; daughters, Shirley Garner and Sandra Ralston; 12 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

G.L. was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Burnetta Martin, his parents, and a son, Terry Martin.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Rev. G.L. Martin will be held at 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Shane Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at West Hill Cemetery in Dalton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 until 9:00PM on Tuesday evening. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave, Dalton. 706.529.5371. 



Robert Gerald Woods
Date of Death: August, 24, 2013

Robert Gerald Woods, age 74 of Resaca, GA passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center.

 

Born on April 27, 1939 in Murray County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Vera Stout Woods. Robert was married to the late Carrie Woods. He was employed by the Ford Motor Company.

He is survived by his daughter, Susie Woods of Resaca; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn  and Billy Walls; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie; a son, Ty Woods; a brother, Joe Woods and his parents.

 

A memorial service for Robert Woods will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton. 706.529.5371







Mr. Leonard Dwight "Snuffy" Smith
                                                           Date of Death: August 22, 2013
                                                            Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday, August 24, 2013
                                                            Service: 3:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home





Mr. Leonard Dwight “Snuffy” Smith, age 54 of Resaca, GA passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun. 

 

Born September 24, 1958 in Dalton, Leonard was the son of the late Roy and Delia Smith. He was married to Donna Holt Smith. Leonard was a member of the ABATE of Georgia as well as the Sons of the American Legion Post 167 of Chatsworth. He will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family and friends.

 

Leonard is survived by his wife, Donna Smith; a son, Blake Smith and his fiancé, Taylor Pack of Tunnel Hill; brother and sister-in-law, R.S. and Carol Smith of Dalton; sisters and a brother-in-law, Opal and Donald Hagin and Faye Atkins, all of Dalton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Kim and Gentery Sebastian of Calhoun, Vicky Patterson of Dalton, Sherry Holt of Cohutta, Wade and Ellen Lewallen of Dalton, Eric and Traci Lewallen of Dalton, Lisa and Robert Cross of Dalton, David and Wanda Holt of Dalton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wade and Geri Lewallen of Dalton; several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Wayne Holt.

 

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Leonard “Snuffy” Smith will be held at 3:00PM on Sunday August 25, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Dewayne Smith officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at United Memorial Gardens in Dalton. Leonard’s nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 until 9:00PM on Saturday evening and prior to the funeral hour on Sunday.

                                                                          




Mrs. Christy Lynn Wimpey
Date of Death: August 21, 2013

Mrs. Christy Lynn Clark Wimpey, age 38 of the Beaverdale Community went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 21, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wilbur and Mary Ruth Manis, Audlee Baker, Eunice Gaston and Doyle Clark; great-grandparents, Hubert and Clara Gaston; a nephew, Jason Lee Clark.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Wimpey of the residence; daughters, Katie Wimpey and Lacey Clark; parents, Doyle and Debby Clark; a sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Bryan Tankersley; special nephews, Johnathon Clark and Timothy Shoemaker; a grandmother, Janelle Bramblett; grandparents, Ralph and Regenia Goswick; brother and sister-in-law Tim and Mistie Moore; sister and brother-in-law, Misty and Danny Walden, April Filmore; mother-in-law, Mary Wimpey; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At her request, she will be cremated. There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Christy at a later date.




Mr. Shane David Corley
Date of Death: August 17, 2013
Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Service: 4:00 PM Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
 


Mr. Shane David Corley, age 42 of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013.

 

Born on December 28, 1970 in Dalton, he was the son of the late David James Corley and the late Phyllis Hardin. He was also preceded in death by his sister Amber Corley.

 

Survivors include his son, Zach Corley of Rossville; daughters, Brianna Harvey of Calhoun and Jada Corley of Rossville; sisters, Misty Corley of Ringgold; 2 grandchildren.

 

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Shane David Corley will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday evening.





Mr. Jose Mendoza
                                                  Date of Death: August 17, 2013
                                              Visitation: 5:00 to 9:00 PM Monday, August 19, 2013
                                              Service: 12:00 PM Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Jose Mendoza, age 75 of Dalton, GA passed away on Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born on July 18, 1938 in Jalisco, Mexico, he was the son of the late Rafael and Maria Mendoza. He was married to Maria T. Valencia-Mendoza.

Jose loved attending church and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered for his good-humored spirit towards others.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Maria T. Valencia-Mendoza; daughters, Mary, Alma, Dora, all of Dalton, Lidia and Angie of California; sons, Rafael, Roberto, Francisco, Manuel, and Ricky, all of Dalton and Juvenal of California; sisters, Patty and Teresa of California, Matilde and Jesusita of Mexico and Rosalba of Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Jose was preceded in death by his daughter, Delia and his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dalton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 until 9:00PM on Monday evening.



Geneva May Markos
                                         Date of Death: August 15, 2013
                                      Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday, August 17, 2013
                                      Service: 4:00 PM Sunday, August 18, 2013 Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

Geneva May Markos, age 84 of Dalton, passed away on Thursday morning, August 15, 2013.

Geneva was born on October 3, 1928 in Flint, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Clayton and Geneva Matthews. She was married to her late husband, William James Markos.

Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Virginia and Richard Howe of Dalton; grandchildren, Richard Howe II, Scott Howe and James Howe, four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brother, Russell Robins; sister, Virginia Smith; granddaughter Cassandra Howe; grandson, Timothy Howe.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Geneva May Markos will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Minter officiating. Interment will be at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Colonial Hills Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.







Bridget Green
Date of Death: August 5, 2013
Date of Service: 4:00 PM Saturday August 10, 2013, Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
Visitation: 2-4:00 PM, Saturday.


Ms. Bridget Lee Green, 29 of Leesburg, Florida passed away on August 5, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. 

Born April 26, 1984 she was the daughter Karen Wilson.

Bridget had a passion for writing poetry and reading the Bible. She will be remembered as a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter and friend.

Bridget leaves behind three beautiful children, Kayleb Fowler of Cohutta, Anastayia Fowler of Cohutta, and Emery Green of Dalton; mother and step-father, Karen and Ronnie Wilson;  a brother, Eric Fowler of Dalton; grandparents, Gloria and Donald Postell of Leesburg, FL, Leroy and Linda Rogers of McDonough, GA and Ronald Wilson of Dalton; a great-grandmother, Sarah Rogers of Dalton; aunts and uncles.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ms. Bridget Green will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Jessie Carver officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 until 4:00PM on Saturday prior to the service. 





Helen F. Hyde
                                                        Date of Death: August 6, 2013
                                                    Service: 5:00 PM Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home
                                                    Visitation: 11:00 AM until the funeral hour




Helen F. Hyde, 84 of Calhoun, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Gordon Health Care in Calhoun.

Born May 10, 1929 in Copper Hill, TN, she was the daughter of the late William and Ethel Fortner. Helen was married to the late Benjamin Hamilton Hyde.

Helen loved quilting and was an avid gardener. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Randy Gulledge of Adairsville and Darlene and Larry Wilson of Calhoun; sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and Tammy Hyde of Calhoun and Raymond Hyde of Calhoun; a brother, Johnny Fortner of Talking Rock; a sister, Vennie Wisener of Adairsville; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Hamilton Hyde, her parents, William and Ethel Fortner, and a brother, James Fortner.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ms. Helen Hyde will be held at 5:00PM on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Rev. Carson Scarbrough and Rev. Randy Gulledge officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Union Grove Cemetery in Calhoun. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00AM until the funeral hour.  




Mr. Jose Castro
Date of Death: July 31, 2013

Mr. Jose Castro, 76 of Dalton, GA passed away on Wednesday evening, July 31, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.

He was born on October 31, 1936 in Havana Cuba to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jose Castro. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Aneida Castro.

 

Jose was survived by his daughters, Aneida Faas and Annette Thompson of Dalton; sister, Maria Cardad Castro Martinez, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

Memorial service for Mr. Jose Castro will be held at a later date.





Mr. Jeremy Joe Hix
                                                  Date of Death: July 27, 2013
                                              Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday, July 31, 2013
                                              Service: 2:00 PM Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home

 

 

Jeremy Joe Hix, 33 of Dalton passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

 Born June 23, 1980 in Dalton, he was the son of the late G. Wayne Hix and Diane Hull Hix. Jeremy was employed as a truck driver._Jeremy’s passion, was truck driving, he always love to be on the road, especially driving with his dad. He traveled many times with his dad. He also, enjoyed stock car racing, and help build them.  He loved to laugh, and spend time with his brother Justin, family and friends. Jeremy, will be missed here on earth, but in heaven he celebrates his new life with Jesus. We love you, Jeremy and we miss you greatly. Rest in the Arms of the angels.

 Survivors include his mother, Diane Hull Hix; his twin brother, Justin Hix and his fiancé, Cathy Reed of Chatsworth; a sister, Stacey Taylor of Dalton; grandparents, Ruth Hix of Chatsworth and Newell Hull of Madisonville, Tennessee; aunts and uncles, B.J. Evans and her fiancé, Clayton Smith, Leroy and Helen Hull of Rocky Face, and Marie Evans of Chatsworth; extended family, Pastor Jeff Vess and his wife, Connie, and dear friend, Marilyn Vess, and several cousins.

 He was preceded in death by his father, G. Wayne Hix and his grandfather, Grady Hix.

 A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jeremy Hix will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Hudson Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Vess officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at United Memorial Gardens in Dalton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 9:00PM on Wednesday evening.

 




Mr. Robert Bailey
                                                    Date of Death: July 24, 2013
                                                Receiving Friends: 2:00 to 4:00 PM Monday, July 29, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Dalton


Robert E. Bailey, 80, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, July 24, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.

Born on March 5, 1933 in Anniston, Alabama, he was the son of the late Robert Emerson and Annis Brock Bailey.  He graduated from Auburn University in 1955 with a BS degree in textile chemistry and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  After graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army and then began a distinguished career as a textile chemist, most recently with BASF Fiber in Dalton.  He was very active in the First United Methodist Church in Dalton; he was Sunday School secretary for twenty five years, served on the Church Council, and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. 

Bob was married to the former Virginia Ector Fort for more than 54 years and in addition to her, he is survived by his three children, Laura Bailey Friend and her husband Buddy of Marietta, Georgia, Marc Bradford Bailey of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Robert Emerson Bailey and his wife Amy of Cumming, Georgia.  He is also survived by two grandchildren, Kayla Murray and Carson Bailey, and one great grandchild, Livia Murray.  In addition, he is survived by his sister Catherine Crowder of Auburn, Alabama.

The family will receive friends at Dalton First United Methodist Church from 2:00 until 4:00 PM on Monday, July 29, 2013, following a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Dalton First United Methodist Church, South Thornton Avenue, Dalton, Georgia, 30720; Ross Woods, P.O. Box 307, Dalton, Georgia, 30722; or to one's favorite charity.





Mr. Vaughn Flanagan
Date of Death: July 25, 2013

Vaughn Flanagan age 81 of Dalton, passed away on Thursday morning, July 25, 2013 at Quinton Memorial Healthcare.

 Born on April 25, 1932, in Gainesville, GA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Pauline Flanagan.

 Vaughn was of the Baptist faith. He was a professional truck driver which he took great pride in. He drove for Jordan Truck Line for 25 years. He had a great love for the trucking industry.

 Survivors include his wife of 41 years Faye Flanagan of Dalton; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and DeAnna Flanagan of Southside, AL and Donnie and Marilyn Flanagan of Dalton; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Wayne Broome of Gainesville, GA and Bonnie and Wayne Etris of Gainesville, GA; Brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Evelyn Flanagan of Gainesville, GA and Hayward and Dolly Flanagan of Gainesville, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Dorene and Leon Pilgrim of Cornelia, GA; sisters, Doris Freeman of Gainesville, GA, Imagene Williamson of Gainesville, GA and Wanda Shubert of Clermont, GA; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Clifford and Ray Flanagan; sister, Winnie Haynes.The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
 





Juan Elias Fernandez
Date of Death: July 17, 2013
Memorial Service: 1:00PM Saturday, July 27, 2013



Juan Elias Fernandez, 37 of Chatsworth passed away on July 17, 2013 in Texas.

Born on March 15, 1976 in El Salvador, he was the son of Juan Elena and Maria Ines Fernandez. He was married to Amanda Fernandez.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda Fernandez; parents, Juan Elena and Maria Ines Fernandez; sons, Caleb and C.J.; daughters, Timberly and Miranda; brothers, Mauricio Fernandez and Andres Fernandez; sisters, Ines and Milagros; a special brother-in-law, T.J. Odell; special friends, Ulises, Raul and Martin.

He was preceded in death by a brother, German Fernandez.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Juan Elias Fernandez will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with Cynthia Chadwick, Michael Carnes, Johnny Carnes and Curtis Moore officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00AM until the funeral hour.





Martha Cleary
                                          Date of Death: July 22, 2013
                                          Date of Service: 4:00 PM Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at McFarland Hill Baptist Church
                                          Visitation: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday, July 23, 2013



Martha E. Cleary, age 72 of Dalton passed away on Monday morning, July 22, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 8, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Arnold Stancill and Lois Dean Stancill. She was married to her husband, James William (Bill) Cleary for 55 years.

Martha attended and was a member of McFarland Hill Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Martha had a passion for sharing the love of Christ and lending a helping hand to those in need.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Cleary of the residence; her mother, Lois Dean Stancill; sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott and Diane Cleary of Dalton, Pernell Cleary of Dalton and Steven Cleary of Dalton; a daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Phil Padgett of Dalton; brothers and sisters-in-law, James Stancill, Glenn (Cat) and Nancy Stancill, Cofford and Barbara Stancill and Colbert (Mink) Stancill; grandchildren, Zach Cleary, Leslie Padgett, Avery Padgett, Chad Padgett, Cody Cleary, Corbin Cleary ,Hunter Cleary, Shelby Mhoon, Matthew Cleary, Brett Cleary, Carson Cleary and R.J. Storey; a great-grandchild, Gavin Landers. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Stancill; brothers, Barney Nelson Stancill and Bob Stancill.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Martha Cleary will be held at 4:00PM on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at McFarland Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Rogers officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Whitfield Memorial Gardens in Dalton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 9:00PM on Tuesday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to McFarland Hill Baptist Church or to the Cleary Family.





Wilma Waters
                                            Date of Death: July 21, 2013
                                            Date of Service: 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Harmony Grove Baptist Church
                                            Visitation: Monday evening, July 22, Dalton Funeral Home; 5:00-9:00PM


Wilma Odell Waters age 78 of Dalton, passed away peacefully on Sunday Morning, July 21, 2013 at Regency Park in Dalton.

Born on May 12, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Larkin and Nora Foster Mathis. She was married for 25 years to her late husband, James Waters.

Wilma attended and was a lifetime member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her kindred spirit and her devotion as a Christian, a mother, a grandmother and friend to all.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Lisa Waters of Chatsworth and James and Tammy Waters of Dalton; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara and Cofford Stancill of Dalton, and Ophia Byers (late husband Cecil Byers) of Dalton; sisters-in-law, Jean Mathis and Helen Mathis; grandchildren, Daniel Waters, Steven Waters, Jason Waters and Joshua Waters

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, Wade Mathis, Wayne Mathis and Ray Mathis; a sister, Thelma Howard Wimpey; brothers-in-law, Cecil Byers and John Howard; a sister-in-law, Ann Leigh Mathis. 

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ms. Wilma Waters will be held at 3:00PM on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Harmony Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Beason, Rev. Johnny Beason and Rev. Bit Parrish officiating. Interment will follow the service at Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5:00 until 9:00PM.

Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620. S. Glenwood Avenue, Dalton. 706.529.5371.



Mr. Raymundo Fraire Gonzalez
Date of Death: July 15, 2013
Service: 4:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Visitation: 11:00 AM till time of service

Mr. Raymundo Fraire Gonzalez, age 35 of Dalton passed away on July 15, 2013 at the Doctors Hospital of Augusta, in Augusta, Georgia. He was born on January 15, 1978 in Zacatecas, Juan Aldama, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ma De Jesus Gonzalez.

Raymundo is survived by his father, Graciano Fraire; sons, Alexander and Larry Fraire; daughter, Fatima Fraire; brothers, Ramiro and Jaime Fraire.

A service will be at 4:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 till the time of service.




Emanuel Pacheco
Mass of Christian burial at 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Emanuel Pacheco, infant child of Gustabo and Ma De Lour Pacheco, passed away on Tuesday morning, July 16, 2013 at Hamilton Medical Center. He is survived by his brother, Gustabo Pacheco Jr; sister, Arinna Pacheco.

Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Catholic church.





Ms. Syble Tate Spink
                                 Funeral Service: 1:00 pm Monday, July 15, 2013, Calhoun First United Methodist Church
                                                 Visitation: 11:00am until 1:00 pm, July 15, 2013, Calhoun First United Methodist Church

Calhoun resident Syble Spink, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her home following a brief illness. She leaves behind Drena Lanier; daughter, Sarah Fallin; daughter, Bill Spink, son and 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, who she adored.

The daughter of James and Daphne Tate, she graced this world with her presence on June 1. An advocate of physical health, the nine-decade span of her life included a vast array of sports and exercise, including but not limited to tennis, power walking, ballroom dancing, and shopping (in big malls). Contrastingly, she kept her mental skills sharp as a talented bridge player and avid reader. Her love of travel led her all over the world, often with her late sister and best friend, Sara Muse.

She will be remembered for her wit, charm and fiery attitude. Blessed was the man, William W. Spink, who had the task of wrangling her. After a brief courtship, they were joined in marital union in 1944, and were wed until his passing.

Never one to be outdone in the style department, she put careful consideration into her appearance for every occasion. Her dazzling wardrobe did not dim with time. This was less about vanity than self-respect, and it was important to her to make the effort. She lived up to every expectation of a true Southern woman. She will be greatly missed by her outspoken, often crazy, but always good-humored family.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Ms. Syble Spink will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Calhoun First United Methodist Church with Rev. Burt Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow

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