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Obituaries Aug. 15 – 23


Orban Edward “Eddie” Atchley II, 43, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.

He was a 1995 graduate of North Jackson High School and worked at Engineered Floors, Bridgeport, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Neal Atchley; grandparents, Orban and Louise Atchley; grandmother, Bonnie Shoemake.

Survivors include his mother, Joyce (Benny) Berry; sister, Joy Nicole (Michael) Bridger; aunts, Sheila (Dale) Shoemake and Kathy McCarver; uncle, Dean Shoemake; nieces, Lexie (Eric) Dawson, Tatum (Zach) Raulston; nephew, Bransyn Bridger.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 25 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother David Marona officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Memorial Park

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



James “Jim” Edward Beach, 83, of Bryant Ala., (formerly of Red Bank, Tenn.,) passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020.

He grew up in north Chattanooga, Tenn., went on to serve in the U.S. Navy, and was retired from TVA. In the Navy, he served aboard the destroyer USS Richard E Kraus stationed out of Norfolk, Va. He had a love for sports, particularly running and golf. He was an avid runner in Chattanooga and a founding member of the Chattanooga Track Club. He was a two–time winner of the track club’s Runner of the Year award. He completed several marathons during his running years in Chattanooga, Atlanta, Huntsville, Ala., New Orleans, La., and Boston, Mass. On July 4, 1970, he was one of 110 runners who ran in the inaugural Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. As one of the “original 110,” he annually received an invitation to run and attend the race and reunion events which he did so as long as he was physically able.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Alice Beach; stepson, Dale King; grandson, Dustin Scott; brothers, Arthur Beach Jr., and Paul Beach; sisters, Frances Cleveland, Louise Teague, and Dorothy May Boatman.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dora Beach; daughters, Larondia Scott (Darrell) of Lookout Mountain and Tamara Beach of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sons, James Beach (Angie) of Trenton, and Dennis Beach (Tiffany) of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Heather Wallin (Levi), Jae Beach (Savannah), Emily Beach, Ava Beach, and Reagan Beach; great–grandchildren, Augustus Wallin and Maximus Wallin, several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held with the Rev Guindal Knight officiating.

Donations can be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



James R. Guffey, 78, of Trenton, passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.

James was the owner and operator of Guffey Saddlery in Trenton for over 30 years and he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1962–1966.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Dora Berry Guffey, and sisters, Lucille McCampbell and Bonnie O’Neal.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty R. Guffey; children, Matthew Guffey and Kecia Guffey, Trenton, Teresa (Mike) Brown, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mark (Terie) Guffey, Ohatchee, Aka.; grandchildren, Ashton Guffey, Abby Guffey, Leigha Brown, Leighton Brown, Tytus Guffey, Maddox Guffey, and Asher Guffey; sisters, Violet Rousseau, Wilma Thrasher, Joyce Davis and Marilyn Lancaster; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Sunday, Aug. 23 at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens in Trenton with Rev. Jason Gilreath officiating.

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Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Ruth Coleman Haney, 76, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020.

Ruth was born Sept. 17, 1943, in Raccoon Creek, Ky., to the late Alva and Elzie Carter Coleman. She was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong resident of Trenton. In her free time she enjoyed gardening and spending time in her yard.

Mrs. Haney is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ed Richard Haney.

Survivors include her sons, Richard (Tina) Haney, Bryant, Ala., and Ronald Haney, Trenton; grandchildren, Dustin and Rajis Haney; and great-grandchild, Sawyer Haney.

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A private family graveside service will take place at Trenton Baptist Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Ft. Oglethorpe.



Doyle Joseph Mashburn, 68, of Lookout Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020.

Mr. Mashburn proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Rolling Thunder, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the West Brow Fire Department. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Hazel Mashburn and sister, Renea Mahan.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Linda Mashburn; daughters, Stacy (Mark) Wimpee, Tina (Kent) Franks and Heather (Tim) Sharp; sons, Adam (Robyn) Mashburn and Jonathan Mashburn; sisters, Wanda (Butch) Parker, Donna (James) Cooper, Sheila (Anthony) Richey and Darlene (Dallas) Howard; brother-in-law, Roy Mahan; 16 grandchildren and seven great–grandchildren.

A private family funeral service will be at 3 p.m., today, Aug. 26 in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Aaron Wooten, Brother Dallas Howard and Brother Kenny Finlayson officiating. Interment will be held in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The family respectfully requests that social distancing and all CDC Covid-19 measures are adhered to and masks are strongly encouraged.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



JoAnn Swindle Mize, 76, of Wildwood, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.

Mrs. Mize was a loving person to everyone she knew and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed for many years as a restaurant manager and was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Douglas Mize on Aug. 4, 2020; daughter, Tracy Kesler, and grandson, Thomas Griff Kesler.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy (Bo) Jones of Wildwood; son, Gerald (Kim) Mize, Antioch, Tenn.; sister, Betty (Bob) Rucker; brothers, Dover (Karon) Johnson and Jeff (Rachel) Johnson; grandchildren, Amanda (Jay) Thomas, Jamie Ramsey, Ben (Krystal) Jones, Brittany DeLeon, Brandon Jones, Courtney Mize, and Logan Mize; great–grandchildren, Dalton Ramsey, Ashton Medley, Canon Ramsey, Hunter King, Karlee Jo Crisp, Reese Jones, Jacob Thomas, Payton Jones, Jade Thomas, Benjamin Jones, Andy Thomas, Kensizle and Karver Mize, Payton and Hayden DeLeon.

Graveside services were Friday, Aug. 21 at Johntown Cemetery in West Blocton, Ala.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



  1. Manuel Nash, 94, of Scottsboro, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

He was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church and loved spending time with his family. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He was Past Potentate of Alhambra Shrine in Chattanooga, Tenn., and member of the East Lake Masonic Lodge. He was owner of Nash Construction Products and was a general contractor in the Chattanooga area for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Edna Nash; brothers, Harmon, Billy and James Nash and sister, Vina Bowen.

Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Lorene Nash; daughter, Dolores “Tootsie” (Edd) McKinney; son, L. Manuel “Hal” Nash, Jr.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Mabel Welden, Hilda Kinsey, Nelda (Raymond) Long; brothers, Palmer (Virginia) Nash, Charles (Peggy) Nash; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Nash; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 23 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Mike Stenson and Brother Gary Bone officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Mazella Russel for her years of dedicated service and Cumberland Health and Rehab for their loving care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alhambra Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund in Mr. Nash’s memory, 1000 Alhambra Dr., Chattanooga, TN  37421

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.




Estil Levon “Skeeter” Pritchett, 72, of Trenton, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.

Skeeter was a devoted husband, loving father, caring “Papa”, and loyal servant of God who dedicated his life to the Lord in 1967. He was a faithful member of Griffin Holiness Church for 30 years. He found great joy in helping those in need and was known by his many friends for his boundless generosity. He worked as a salesman and general contractor most of his life, founding P & C Construction in 1993 and overseeing the daily operations until his retirement in 2008. Skeeter enjoyed traveling, deep sea fishing, raising cattle and exotic animals, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan McAllister; parents, Tee and Opal Pritchett; sister, Darlene Chance; and brother, Eugene Pritchett.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Sandra; daughters, Sherry Denise (David) Morrison of Atlanta, Jessica Smith of Trenton; sons, Kevin (Valerie) Pritchett of Huntsville, Ala., Alex Smith of Trenton, Will (Kassie) Smith of Bryant, Ala., Derek (Courtney) Pritchett of Cedar Lake, Ind.; grandchildren, Lance, Logan (Sarah), Lexy, Kaylin, Sarah (Matthew), Chase (Kaitlyn), Charis, Claire, Maleia, Tanner, Liam, Ryder, Zane, Eleanor, and Mila; great–grandchildren, Killian, Isabella, and Brewer; sister, Gloria (Royce) Cornelison; brothers-in-law, Edgar (Loretta) Hawkins, Mike (Denise) Hawkins, Buddy (Martha) McAllister, Clarence (Pam) McAllister, Robert McAllister, and Louis Chance; sisters-in-law, Linda Black, Diane (John) Robinson, and Marthie Dodson.

A celebration of life was at Corner Stone Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 22. A private family service followed with Bro. Wayne Guffey and Bro. Warren Langley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Holiness Church.

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Arrangements by Corner Stone Funeral Chapel, Ider, Ala.



Dorothy Lee Sharpton, 97, passed away Aug. 19, 2020.

She was born on Jan. 15, 1923, to Richard and Bessie Jenkins. She loved her church and family. She had a beautiful singing voice and sang specials with her husband for many years at church. She also enjoyed fishing on the river with him. Dorothy was a gifted and creative seamstress and planted and harvested a garden each year. She was a charter member of Shiloh Nazarene Church, Higdon, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Sharpton, special granddaughter, Cynthia Hunter; special son-in-law, Dee Cloud; siblings, Ruby Jay Lance, Ruth Haggard, Pluma West, Grace West, and Junior Jenkins.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Cloud, Jimmy (Barbara) Sharpton, Shirley Hunter West, and Wayne (Greta) Sharpton; grandchildren: Roger (Regina) Cloud, Don (Denise) Cloud, Sheila (Ricky) Williams, April Sharpton, Chris Sharpton, Heather Sharpton, Jacob (Leyla) Hunter, and Donnie Sharpton; 13 great–grandchildren, and special granddaughter, Beth Ann Gannon.

Funeral services were Saturday Aug. 22 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Waylon Stewart officiating. Burial was in Payne’s Gap Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.




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