December 9, 2019

Dorothy Louise Robinson, 84, of Trenton, died Monday, December 9, 2019. She was born September 24, 1935, in Jasper, Tenn., to Daniel and Ida Pittman. She married Thomas Robinson in 1953 and they were married for 63 years.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Danny) Ellis of Trenton; two sons, Michael (Delane) Robinson of Trenton and Charles (Penny) Robinson of Tunnel Hill; three grandchildren, Daniel (Juanita) Robinson, Dane (Stormy) Robinson and Anthony Robinson; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dorothy’s husband, mother, father, sister Betty King, brothers Dan Pittman Jr. and Billy Pittman preceded her in death.

Dorothy was a longtime resident of Trenton and a member of White Oak Baptist Church. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to sew and was an avid Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves supporter.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 12, at 11 a.m. EST in the chapel of Moore Fun...

December 7, 2019

Rickey O.L. York, 61, of Trenton, died Saturday December 7, 2019, at his home.

Mr. York was retired from Muller Corporation of Chattanooga, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He loved spending time with his family, fishing and hunting.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. York was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph O.L. York and Hazel Nell Clines, and one brother, Michael York.

Surviving include his loving wife of 20 years, Sharon Bingham York of Trenton; children, Laura (James) Wood, Jason (Erin) Buchanan and Jordan York; nine grandchildren; also, several aunts, uncles, and many cousins.

A special thank you from our hearts to uncle Kenneth, our daughter Laura and special friend Cameron Maynard for all your help and support in this difficult time.

A memorial service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, December 10, at 11 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Bro. Dewayne Roberson officiating.

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December 3, 2019

Max D. Kesler, 79, of Bryant, Alabama, died Monday, December 2, 2019.

Max was born in Higdon, Alabama. He was of the Baptist faith and the former owner of the Huddle House in Trenton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Griff and Thelma Kesler, and brothers, Clyde and Lynnwood Kesler.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Tina Kesler; children, Kim (Tommy) Gearrin of Dallas, Ga., Karen (Tommy) Middlebrooks of Rossville, Devaughn Kesler of Bryant, Deven (Amy) Kesler of Bryant and Kendale (Chelsea) Kesler of South Pittsburg, TN; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and sister, Juanita Miller of Bryant.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 1 p.m. in the Ryan Funeral Home chapel.

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

December 3, 2019

Marilyn Rosa Foshee, 79, of Trenton, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019. She was a loving lady who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Marilyn was of the Baptist faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Elizabeth; parents, John and Edith Burns; sisters Ruth Weeks, Maggie McMahan and Ruby Doss; and brothers Johnny Burns and William Burns.

Survivors include her loving companion of 47 years, George Donaldson; daughters Barbara (Steve) Harrison and Wanda (Lester) Rivenbark; sons Charles (Michelle) Foshee, Raymond (Sheila) Foshee and Ben (Renee) Foshee; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; special family members Lou, Lynn, Nadine and Cathy; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Tim Renshaw and Mrs. Nadine Woods officiating. Interment will be in Hanna Cemetery.

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December 3, 2019

Timothy “Tim” Rex Mahan, 56, of Trenton, died on Wednesday, December 3, 2019, in a local hospice facility.

Tim was raised in the Cole City area and was a butcher at Food Lion in Trenton for a number of years.  He attended Davis School and New Home Baptist Church and was a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. Tim would give the shirt off his back to make sure others would not do without. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Junior Mahan Sr. and Alice Ruth Morgan Mahan; brothers, Billy Junior Mahan Jr., Dwight George “Ike” Conkle Sr. and William “Larry” Conkle Sr.

Survivors include his brothers, Perry Richard Conkle Sr, (Marilyn) of Trenton, Robert Lee Conkle of Trenton, Michael Anthony Mahan Sr., of Trenton, and Duane Mahan Sr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Helen (Dennis) Straughn of Trenton; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, in the Ryan Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Robert Goff officiating. Interment wi...

December 2, 2019

Melvin Lebron McKaig, 78, of Rising Fawn, died Monday, December 2, 2019. He was born in Rising Fawn to the late Mary Lou and late Hugh McKaig.      

He was also preceded in death by his brother Richard N. McKaig.

Melvin served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam, earning the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He retired after 20 years of military service and went on to work in the defense industry for Westinghouse and Northrop Grumman for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Sharyn E. McKaig; son, Matt (Sunny) McKaig; daughters Kate (Bill) Sosnowski and Jenny (Clint) Spivey; eight grandchildren; sister Alice E. McKaig; brothers H.A. (Sandra) McKaig and Roddy E. (Donna) McKaig; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at noon EST Saturday, December 14, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Brad Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in Hawkins Cemetery on Lookout Mountain.

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November 30, 2019

Rev. Dr. Curtis R. Schofield, 82, of Flat Rock, Alabama, died on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at his residence.

He had been married to Clara Slater Schofield since 1961. They had two children. Stephen is a pastor in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Philip is a civil engineer in Chattanooga.

Curtis Schofield was born in Elderon, Wisconsin, on March 12, 1937, to the late Earl and Ruth Schofield and moved to Tennessee at age 10. He was invited to a Sunday school contest at age 13 at Lafollette Methodist Church, where he gave his life to Jesus.

Dr. Schofield is a graduate of Hiwassee College, Tennessee Wesleyan College and Candler School of Theology, Emory University. In addition to the master of divinity degree, Dr. Schofield has earned from Emory University a terminal degree, the doctorate in sacred theology with an emphasis on pastoral care.

Dr. Schofield was a member of the clergy of Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1961. For most of h...

November 29, 2019

Terry John Urbine, 64, of Higdon, Ala., died Friday, November 29, 2019.  He was born April 5, 1955, to the late Stanley and Jean Urbine.

Terry had a passion for life. He never lost his childlike curiosity, had a great sense of humor and always had a great time. Terry owned a successful roofing company in Naples, Fla., before semiretiring to Sand Mountain to pursue his passion for hang gliding. He was a great woodworker and an avid swimmer.Terry and his wife, Debi, owned and operated The Mad Scientist Lotion Candles and were vendors at markets in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Huntsville, Ala.

He is survived by his loving family: wife of 37 years, Debi Urbine; daughter, Anastacia Urbine; son, Michael Urbine; and sisters, Lisa (John) Irvin and Cheri Sullivan; and a host of friends.

Memorial services will be announced at a later time.


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Funeral arrangements made by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Alabama. 

November 27, 2019

Delia “Dee” Lucille Shrader, 84, of Trenton, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019. She was a loving lady who enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. She was a member of United Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Shrader, sister Louise Gregory, brothers  Dock Cloud and J. W. Cloud, and nephew Joshua Cloud.

Survivors include her brother Mark Cloud, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, in the Trenton chapel with Brother Jeff Daniels officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday noon-2 p.m.

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Funeral arrangements made by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton, Ga.  

November 27, 2019

Johnnie Que Ellis, 75, of Bryant, Alabama, died on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, after a long battle with dementia. Johnnie Que was a forklift driver at Sather's Candy Company for 30-plus years. She loved going antiquing and yard saling. She also loved going to the beach and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was of the Christian faith. To her family she was a loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Derrell Lee "Sam" Ellis; son Derrell Lee Ellis Jr.; twin sister, Tommie Sue Fairris Whitener; sisters Mary Diane Whited and LeDell Padgett; and brother M.D. "Buddy" Fairris.

Surviving include her daughter Robbie Lyn (Michael) Terry of Rydal, Ga.; son Kenneth Waylan (Sharon) Ellis of Bryant, Ala.; sisters Martha Lou Smith and Faye Monroe; grandchildren, Chad (Sheena) Ellis, Tashia (Stephen) Shown, Haley Ellis. Jennifer Lyn Ellis Hankins and Christopher Lee Ellis; great-grandchildren, Braedyn Hankins, Alec S...

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