Obituaries

July 13, 2020

Robert Lee “Bobby” Walker, 67, of Trenton, died Monday, July 13, 2020, in a local hospital. Bobby was retired from the city of Chattanooga as a truck driver following 33 ½ years of service and was a member of Davis Chapel Baptist Church.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tine and Betty Raines Walker, and father-in-law, Johnny Avery.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Avery Walker; daughter, Shonda (Ed) Long; son, Cody Walker; mother-in-law, Phyllis (Johnie) Mosley, all of Trenton; sister, Wanda (Randy) Elliott, Bryant, Ala,; brothers, Charles (Shirley) Walker, Ocala, Fla., Billy (Janie) Raines, Chickamauga, and Paul Raines, Trenton; several grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.Wednesday in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Minister Don Walker officiating. 

To share expressions of sympathy, visit ryanfuneralhome.net.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 14, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home & Cr...

July 10, 2020

LeAnna Ruth Reed, 38, of Ruskin, Florida, died Friday, June 26, 2020 in Hillsborough County, Florida. Known to all her family and friends as “Nina,” she was born in Tampa, Florida, on November 15, 1981. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, E.W. and Shirley Bass.

Survivors include her mother, Sandra Bass; children, Robert Reed Jr., Benjamin Reed and Sara Reed; siblings, Angela Workman, Andrew Silverthorne and Leah Silverthorne; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 18, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, Ga.

July 10, 2020

Connie Marie Smartt, 69, of Trenton, died Friday, July 10, 2020. 

Connie didn’t stand out in the family. She was the quiet one smiling in the background in the midst of the chaos and craziness. She was the glue that held the family together.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Neal Hollingsworth; sister, Wilma Tinker; and brother, Tommy Hollingsworth.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Smartt; son, Jason Smartt; mother, Mildred Hollingsworth; sisters, Peggy Harris and Bonnie Millican; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 12, in the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Floyd Kilgore and Brother Bob Dehart officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 until 9 p.m. EDT and also Sunday from 11 a.m. EDT until the service hour.

Please visit www.moorefuneralhometrenton.com to share condolences.

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July 8, 2020

Shirley Jean Ash, 82, of Trenton, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Ash was a housewife and homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Jessie May Houston; son, Michael Ash; and brother, Russell Houston.

Survivors include her husband, James Ash, and grandson, James Anthony Ash, Mobile, Ala.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Cantrell officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service hour at Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, Ga.

June 29, 2020

DeEtt K. Bowman, 93, of Bryant, Ala., died Friday, June 26, 2020. She was a mother to all who entered her life, friend to any who met her. Never a harsh word about anyone, blessed beyond words and loved beyond measure. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bowman; daughter, Brenda Gail Bowman; parents, Frank and Viola Knittel; son-in-law, James Dale Cureton; and seven brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Myra Cureton, Peggy Dalton, Kathy (Billy) Renfro  and Cindy (Clay) Galloway; brother, Ray (Marilyn) Knittel; and 11 grandchildren; Minerva, Kelly, Johnny, Craig, Kenny, Travis, Jennifer, Harley, Dallas, Joey and Amanda.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 29,  in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Mike Williams and Brother Billy Renfro officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3-8 p.m. EDT and on Monday from noon EDT un...

June 24, 2020

Geraldine West, 63, of Trenton, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center.

Geraldine was a homemaker and resident of Dade County her entire life. She was a happy person who enjoyed her friends and loved her church and church family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Sr. and Emma Hester of Rising Fawn; sisters, Francis Clark and Patricia Myrick; and brother, William Hester.

Survivors include her son, Buddy James West, Jasper, Tenn.; sister, Jimmie Phillips, Jasper; brothers, Eddie Hester of Rising Fawn and Russell Hester of Trenton; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Rising Fawn Church of God with Pastor Chris Hagler officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton, Ga..

June 24, 2020

Mary Mucher died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born in Hornell, N.Y., on February 19, 1939, and was married for 62 wonderful years to her childhood sweetheart, Peter. Their unconditional love for each other has been an inspiration to all who have had the opportunity to cross paths with them. Together they have spent the past 40 years in full-time Christian service, both in the United States and in Ukraine. She was the youngest of five children born to LeRoy and Orisa Reynolds, all of whom She was the youngest of five children born to LeRoy and Orisa Reynolds, all of whom were waiting to greet her as she entered heaven’s gates.

Along with her husband Peter, she is survived by their three children, Jon (Beth) Mucher, Katrina (Tony) Floyd and Stephen (Kathy) Mucher; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

If you were privileged to know Mary before this disease, you would have know of her love for her Savior, her family, and for the...

June 21, 2020

James Rufus Ross Sr., 79, of Trenton, died Sunday, June 21, 2020. James, better known as Rufus, was a kind and gentle man, a member of Trenton Ministry Center and a graduate of Dade High School. He spent a short time in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Singer Cobble.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane, and his parents, Raymond and Georgia Ross.

Survivors include his son James (Stacey) Ross; two daughters Jacqueline (Bobby) Walker and Michele (Travis) Womack; stepsons Mark, Tim and Ken (Cindy) Wilson; five grandchildren, Stefanie Edgeworth, Timothy Sinard, Tiffany Bain, Alicia Ross and Anna Ball; five great-grandchildren; sister Geneva (Bill) Clemmons; brother-in-law Robert (Myra) Johnson; sisters-in-law Wanda (Gary) Tallent and Charlotte Lynn; three nephews he was very proud of, David, Tony and Dennis Clemmons; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the Trenton chapel with Brother Randy Tinker officiating. Burial will follow at Mt...

June 16, 2020

Kenneth “Bo” Martin Hartline, 65, of Head River, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was a faithful member of New Salem Baptist Church and greeted everyone by name, with a smile and a hug.

Bo’s life was spent on the family farm that he loved. He was happiest showing folks his farm animals and dogs and the garden the family grew. You never left his home without Bo offering to give you something. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Martin Hartline, and brother Boyd Hartline.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Wanda L. Hartline; sister Loretta (Larry) Roper; brother Dennis (Janet) Hartline; sister-in-law Teresa Hartline; nieces Lori (Jason) Simmons and Heather (Stephen) Simmons; nephew B.J. (Missy) Hartline; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at New Salem Baptist Church with Brother Jim Hixon officiating. Burial will follow in Little River Cemetery, Mentone, Ala.

The family will receive f...

June 15, 2020

Shirley Sullivan Russell, 78, of Trenton, died on Monday, June 15, 2020.

Shirley was born on October 13, 1941, to the late Marshall Sr. and Jewell Sullivan. She was a 1960 graduate of Dade County High School and attended Trenton United Methodist Church.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Troy, Marshall Jr., Max and Terry Sullivan, and sister, Charlotte Bice.

Survivors include her husband of 56 ½ years, Robert “Smokey” Russell; grandchildren, Maddie Hughes and Christian Smith; 11 nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lanny York.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Sullivan and Rev. Reese Fauscett officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

The family requests no food and in lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Trenton Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Teresa Hartline, 2300 Cloverdale Road, Rising Fawn, GA  30738. 

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net...

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