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Ruth Shipley - May 20, 2015

Ruth Shipley, 97, passed away May 20, 2015 at The Veranda at Life Care Center of Rhea County. Ruth was a long time resident of Dayton and a member of the Dayton Church of Christ. Ruth and her late husband, Nelson, owned and operated Shipley's Super Market in Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Sherman and Nettie Manning Coates; husband, Nelson; and daughter, Nelda Sue Shipley. She is survived by daughters, Linda (Arlen Ray)...

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Martha Joyce Rose - May 18, 2015

Martha was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member at Sale Creek Church of God. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Pearl Elder Cox; stepmom, Blanche Elder; and brother, Ray Cox. She is survived by husband, Kelly Rose of Dayton, Tennessee; children, Melinda (Alan) Barnes, Kellie (Jimmy) Morgan, John (Gina) Rose, and Oliver Rose all of Dayton; brother, Ollie (Wanda) Cox of Roddy Community; eight grandchildren, Mathew Rose,...

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Helen Ann Mowry - May 17, 2015

Helen Ann Mowry, age 71 of Graysville, was granted her angel wings when she passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Rhea County. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Helen had touched in some small way throughout her memorable life. Helen was born in Ringgold, Georgia on January 16, 1944, the daughter of the late John and Jewell Alexander. Helen had lived in Graysville since...

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IMOGENE REED JACKSON - May 15, 2015

IMOGENE WAS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF THE DAYTON CHURCH OF GOD, SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, WILLIAM AND GEORGIA SIMPSON REED, A DAUGHTER, PATRICIA FRISK, A SON, RICKY HARRIS, A STEP-SON, BOBBY CLOWDFUS, A SISTER, SHIRLEY JOHNSON. SURVIVING ARE TWO DAUGHTERS, DONNA(STEVE ) SMITH OF EASTRIDGE, TN. GAIL (RONNIE) SWARTOUT OF SODDY DAISY, TN. TWO SONS, KENNETH (CHRISTI) HARRIS OF SODDY DAISY, TN. BILLY HARRIS...

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Faye Riggs - May 13, 2015

Faye was a resident of Rhea County and was born at Rhea Springs the daughter of Willie Houston and Minnie Jane Miller Smith on July 31. She was the granddaughter of Jason and Melissa Morgan Miller and John H. Smith and Martha Turner Smith. She worked at Kayser Roth for over 20 years. She also worked at Lays 5 & Dime. She is preceded in death by husband of 36 years, George Riggs; her parents; sisters, Virgie Malone, Ruby Fugate and JoAnn Smith;...

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James Lee Houston - May 10, 2015

James was a lifetime resident of Rhea County of the Baptist faith, a veteran of the Army in the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening. He is preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Dollie Brown Houston; two sisters, Edna Price, Grace Tharp; one Brother, Virgil Houston. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Houston of Evensville, Tn.; Four Daughters, Laura Houston of Evensville, Elizabeth (John) Frazier of Graysville, Tn. Grace Houston...

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ELOISE COXEY - May 6, 2015

ELOISE WAS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF RHEA COUNTY, A MEMBER OF THE MOUNTAIN VIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SHE LIKED TO BOWL, LOVED TO SPEND TIME WITH HER GRANDCHILDREN, AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS A REGISTERED NURSE. MANY YEARS RETIRING FROM NORTH PARK HOSPITAL IN CHATTANOOGA.SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HERMAN AND ANNIE WHITE SWAFFORD. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND, JAMES W.. (J.W).COXEY OF DAYTON. ONE DAUGHTER, JOY (TOM) HORSLEY OF...

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Olive "Preston" Lemons - May 5, 2015

Olive Preston Lemons was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, specifically the Wolf Creek Community of Spring City. He was a longtime member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church. He loved whittling, fishing, and spending time outdoors. A veteran of the U.S. Army in Korea, he retired from Bowater where he worked for 36 years. He is preceded in death by parents, W.R. and Vaney Lemons; daughter, Peggy Melissa Lemons Suttles; a granddaughter, Shelley Altum;...

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Mary Ruth Smith - May 4, 2015

Mary Ruth Smith was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member at Faith Baptist Church. She liked gospel music singings. She is preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Eva Millsaps Johnson; son, Allen Smith; brothers, Mark and Lloyd Johnson, and great-grandson, Ty Reed. She is survived by husband, Glenn O. Smith; sons, Ronnie (Kay) Smith, Mike Smith and Ray Smith; daughter-in-law, Kim Smith all of Dayton, Tennessee; brothers, Norris (Mary...

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Thelma "Mickey" Gravett - May 1, 2015

Thelma was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member at Oak Hill Baptist Church for over 50 years and also taught Sunday School. She worked at Kayser-Roth for 42 years. She is preceded in death by parents, Walter and Clercy McDonald Fugate; sisters, Elizabeth Smith and Frances Daniels; brothers, Fred, Morgan and James Fugate. She is survived by husband, Frank Gravett; sons, Rick (Debbie) Gravett and Gary Gravett; sisters, Mary Sue West,...

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