Obituaries – Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2020

MANDY BATES

Amanda “Mandy” Josephine Bates, 96, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

Mandy was born May 24, 1924, in Flatwoods, Ala., to Marion and Jeanette (Brown) Morgan. She was a member of Rising Fawn Methodist and retired from Combustion after 24 years of service. She and her husband, Bill, operated Big Sandy Golf Club on Sand Mountain before moving to Okeechobee, Fla., to manage a golf course there. After Bill’s death, Mandy returned to the mountain and resumed her role at Big Sandy. She was a fixture there for many years and immensely enjoyed talking golf with the regulars and giving big discounts for those new to the game. She was fiercely loyal and loving to her sisters, nieces and nephews.

Mandy was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Obie Allen and Bill Bates; sisters, Carolyn Brown, Ruth McGill and Jo Brown Wilkie; brothers, F.M. and Jimmy Morgan; niece, Diane Morgan and stepsons Bobby and Bo Bates.

Survivors include her sister, Bobbie McCormick of Rising Fawn; nephews, David Brown (Trenton), Joel McCormick (New Salem), Shane McCormick (Rising Fawn), Matt McGill (Red Bank) and Danny Morgan (Trenton); nieces, Thlisa Ambrose (Rising Fawn) and Martha Rowell (Trenton).

A graveside service was at Trenton Baptist Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 31, with Brother Eddie Cantrell officiating.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

BETTY DONOVAN

Betty JoAnn Donovan, 74 of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

She was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Higdon, Ala., but spent most of her life in the Chattanooga area. Betty enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, and collecting turtles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Waymon and Virtie Gass Horton; seven brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include her children, Reuben Brian (Katie) Donovan, Jeremy Donovan, and Wendy (Tommy) Crump; grandchildren, Melissa (Daniel) Fletcher, Michael Crump, Amiee (Jonathan) Davis, Cameron Crump, Foster Donovan, Naomi Donovan, and Eóin Donovan; eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Epilepsy Foundation in Betty’s honor.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Betty or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.

Arrangements by Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland, Tenn.

 

JOYCE HANKINS

Joyce Kathryn Hankins, 91, of Rising Fawn, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

She was a member of Rising Fawn United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Hankins; step-son, Bill Hankins; parents, Burton and Rhonwyn Kenimer; brother, Don Kenimer.

Survivors include her children, Lionel (Jane Anne) Austin, Steve Austin, and Kathryn Austin (Joey Raines); step-children, Sheri, Jack, Keri, Terry and Christy Hankins; grandchildren, Adam Austin (LeiLani), Jennifer (Kyle) Clarkson, Mary Carol (Alex) Thompson; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Austin, Beckett Thompson, and Kylee Clarkson; sister, Carol (Joe) Oliver; brothers, Sam (Jo) Kenimer and Bob (Joan) Kenimer; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Rising Fawn United Methodist Church in her memory.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

SHANE MCCORMICK

Jefferson Shane McCormick, 56, of Rising Fawn, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31.

Shane was born Nov. 15, 1963 to Bert and Bobbie McCormick. He was a graduate of Northwest Georgia High School class of 1981 and attended Western Texas College. He worked for many years at Big Sandy Golf Club and later at Phoenix Hotels in south Alabama.

 

Shane is preceded in death by his father, Bertis Clinton McCormick; brothers, Michael Stuart and Matthew Scott McCormick; and infant daughter, Maggie Jean McCormick.

Survivors include his mother, Bobbie Jean McCormick; sons, Brayde and Jack; daughters, Mackenzie, Casper, and Mandy; brother, Joel McCormick; sister, Thlisa Ambrose; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Trenton Baptist Cemetery with Brother Billy Wallace officiating.

Please visit www.MooreFHS.com to share condolences

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

ANDY NEWBY, JR.

Andy B. Newby, Jr., 86, of Trenton passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

He was a loving husband, uncle, and friend. Andy was hard working, kind, compassionate man who never met a stranger and had a passion for camping and staying busy. He was a member of Hooker Church of Christ. Andy was a 1953 graduate of Dade County High School and served in the Army from 1956-1962. He was a Senior Ranger with the Georgia Forestry Commission for 34 years, retiring in 1992. Following his retirement, he established his lawn mowing business in which he ran until 2018. He was involved in many organizations in Dade County throughout the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brown and Carrie Newby; brother, John Earl, and sister, Nancy Barnhart.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Kathleen Newby, special “son,” Eric “Bo” Hill, of Trenton; nephews, Milton (Julie) Stephens of Lynnville, Tenn., Winfred (Nita) Keith of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Mike (Darlene) Keith of Cleveland, Tenn., and Mark Cross of Trenton; niece, Connie Cross of Trenton; sisters-in-laws, Betty Keith and Bertha Cross; brother-in-law, Roy (Shirley) Stephens, all of Trenton; great–nephews and nieces; “adopted” family, Larry and Kay Hill of Trenton.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga for the care provided, particularly nurses Harley and Mary.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Minister Milton Stephens officiating. Burial was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Please visit www.MooreFHS.com to share condolences.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

JOEL PILCHER

Joel Pugh Pilcher, 77, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

He was a retired truck driver from Express Freight, Chattanooga, Tenn., and member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Americas. Joel loved his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Big Daddy” and always enjoyed being the jokester in the family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pugh and Carrie Pilcher; sister, Evie Seth; brother, Alvin Pilcher.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Geneda Pilcher; daughter, Tonya (Todd) Bird; son, Joel Stacey (Susan) Pilcher; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Vi (Steve) Roach, Americas; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Brown’s Gap Cemetery with Brother Jeffrey Wootten officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl.17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Please visit www.MooreFHS.com to share condolences

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.
JAMES WORKMAN

James Edward Workman, 81, of Higdon, Ala., passed away, Friday, Oct.30, 2020.

He was a member of Trenton Ministry Center and was a United States Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Ritch Workman; parents, John and Annie Workman; two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his daughters, Deborah (David) Howell, Jeannie Weaver (Jimmy Northcutt) and Melody Gray; sons, Howard (Cindy) Workman, Marty Workman, Stacy Workman; sisters, Betty Wade and Doris Haswell; 17 grandchildren; 24 great–grandchildren and one great–great–grandchild.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Randy Tinker officiating. Burial was in Straightway Cemetery.

Please visit www.MooreFHS.com to share condolences

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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