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BETTY CARTER

Betty June Carter, 83, of Trenton, passed away Sept. 26. She was a loving mother and grandmother, a seamstress, and enjoyed fishing. She was a member of Trenton Church of Christ.

Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Henry “Shorty” Carter and son, Eddie L. Carter.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Roger Buffington; sister, Evelyn Tinker Miller; daughter-in-law, Nina Carter; two grandchildren, Cary Carter and Alex Buffington; one great-grandchild, Chandler Carter; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 28 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Don Walker, and Brother Lamar Hulvey officiating. Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.moorefuneralhometrenton.com.

Arrangements made by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.  

 

DONALD DeMARCO

Donald Wade DeMarco, 42, of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Sept. 30.

Survivors include his wife, Lori DeMarco; sons, Dillion DeMarco of Pisgah, Ala., Taylor Carlton of Scottsboro, Ala.; daughter, Ava Grace Horsely; parents, Robert and Wanda Shoemaker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tykle and Christina Shoemaker all of Rainsville, Ala., Bobby and Natalie Shoemaker of Fort Payne, Ala., Scotty and Mandy Shoemaker of Cullman, Ala., Wade DeMarco of Fort Payne, Ala., Josh Kilgro of Fort Payne, Ala.; sisters, Hollie Shoemaker of Rainsville, Ala., Dana Tidwell of Fort Payne, Ala., Tammy Williams of Rainsville, Ala.; grandparents, Maunee Maxwell of Rainsville, Ala., Bobby and Ruth Shoemaker of Cullman, Ala., Sarah Richter of Cullman, Ala.; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CST today at Rainsville Holiness Church with Bro. Anthony Willmon and Rev. Melvin Slatton officiating.

Interment will follow in Town Creek Cemetery in Rainsville, Ala.

Arrangements by Kerby Funeral Home, Henagar, Ala.

 

IVELEAN DOWNER

Ivelean  “Winnie” Knight Downer, 58, of Bryant, Ala., formerly of Dade County, passed away, Sept. 28. She was employed by U.S. Postal Service, Shelbyville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Tinnie Knight; son, Kyle Downer; daughter, Kristie Downer; brother, Imon Jackson  “Jack” Knight.

Survivors include her sons, Blake Downer and Tyler Downer, both of Shelbyville, Tenn.; sisters, Idora Thomas, Imogene Ausmus, Ila Mae Hill, Inez Hartline, Ive Spears, Iola Gaddis and Ina Faye Jones; brothers, Ivalee Knight, Ivan Knight and Ken Knight.

Funeral services were Sept. 30 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Larry Walker officiating. Burial was in Higdon Cemetery.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.moorefuneralhometrenton.com.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant Alabama.

 

TED DYER

Ted G. Dyer, 52, of Rising Fawn, passed away Sept. 25.  He was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church. He began his college career at Young Harris College and then transferring into the University of Georgia where he attained a B.S. in Animal Science in 1982. He then attended Western Kentucky University and attained his M.S. in Reproductive Physiology in 1985. Dyer’s latest position was with the Department of Animal and Dairy Science as Extension Animal Scientist in Calhoun after serving for over two decades as UGA Cooperative County Extension Agent/Coordinator in Dade and Floyd counties. He set an example of leadership and touched many lives through the Georgia 4H program. He developed many young people through county, district, state and national levels. He received numerous awards and recognitions during his extension career. He was chosen as Dade County Citizen of the year for 2006. 

He is survived by his wife, Carla Dyer, two sons, Jeremy and Brett Dyer, all of Rising Fawn; parents, Jack and Jane Dyer of Calhoun; and brother, Jeff Dyer of Calhoun.

Visit www.RyanFuneralHome.net to share memories and condolences.

Funeral services were Sept. 29 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harry Poovey and Rev. Reece Fauscett officiating. Interment as in Hawkins Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Ted G. Dyer Scholarship Fund c/o Citizens Bank and Trust, Inc., P.O. Box 249, Trenton, GA 30752.

Share memories and condolences at www.RyanFuneralHome.net.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

ROSA KEEF

Rosa Lee Keef, 92, of Whiteside, Tenn., passed away Oct. 1st at Valley View in Whitwell, Tenn. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ozzie Keef; son, Dale Keef, and two infant daughters, Charlotte Anita and Mary Jo Keef.

Survivors include her son, Donald (Arwilda) Keef of Jasper, Tenn.; daughter–in–law, Mary Keef of Whiteside, Tenn.; grandchildren, Donnie Keef of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Angie Young of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; Tabatha Moreland of Jasper, Tenn., and Robert Keef of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren: several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Hooker Cemetery with Rev. Bill Stuart officiating.

Share memories and condolences at www.RyanFuneralHome.net.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

MARY MOORE

Mary Gladys Moore, 96, of Lookout Mountain, the Hinkle Community, passed away Oct. 1. She was a member of Payne’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Moore; daughter, Gloria Joan Moore; parents, Annie and John Hixon; siblings, Geraldine Britt, Cora O’Brien, Ruth Moore, Nola Green and Roy Hixon.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Katherine Shugart; grandson, Shawn Moore; great-grandson, Jason Moore; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Payne’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Moore will lie-in-state at the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Payne’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, a fund that Mrs. Moore managed for many decades. Please mail donations to Bobbie Powers, 6303 Scenic Hwy., Rising Fawn, GA 30738.

Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

 

MAXINE ROBERTS

Floria Maxine Roberts, 73, of Wildwood, passed away Sept. 26. She graduated from Tennessee A&I State University “TSU” in 1959. Maxine became the first African-American female elementary school teacher in Dade County. She taught in the Hooker community and Dade County School System for more than 34 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lorene Suttles Roberts; and brothers, Marion Kenneth and Levi Roberts.

Survivors include nieces, Leslie Roberts of Chattanooga, and Rhonda Roberts, of Pensacola, Fla.; nephews, Anthony Godwin and Keenan Roberts, also of Pensacola; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Roberts of Pensacola, and Minnie Sue Roberts, of Chattanooga; special cousins, Sue Evelyn Partridge, Thomas C. and Bobbie Paris; special friends, Doris A. Chubb and Imogene Chubb.

Funeral services were Sept. 29 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry M. Owens officiating. Interment was in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, Chattanooga, Tenn.

 

RUDOLPH THOMPSON

Frank Rudolph “Rudy” Thompson, 87, of Trenton, passed away Sept. 28. He was the son of the late James A. and Lillian Thompson of Dalton. For four years, Thompson served in the U.S. Marines and was stationed in Pearl Harbor among other battle theaters. He served three years in the National Guard after WWII. Thompson retired from Georgia Power Company after 39 years of service, and he liked to be known as the “lineman for the county.” After retirement, Rudolph served as a bailiff for 25 years in Dade County Courts. The Lookout Mountain Bar Association awarded him the Liberty Bell Award in 2002.  With 12 years of perfect attendance, he also served as a past president of the Lion’s Club. He was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty Felker Thompson of Trenton; daughter, Sandra (Dr. Bill) Pullen, Jr.; brother, James (Helen) Thompson of Powder Springs; grandchildren Billy (Claudia) Pullen, Randy (Qian) Pullen and Beth Pullen; two great-grandchildren, Waylyn Pullen and Luca Pullen.

Funeral services were Sept. 30 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Reece Fauscett and Rev. Eddie Cantrell officiating. Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to the Trenton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Trenton, GA 30752.

Share memories and condolences at www.RyanFuneralHome.net.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.



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