Obituaries — Nov. 24 to Nov. 29, 2020

JOHNNY DANIELS

Johnny Daniels, 73, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.

Johnny was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Chickamauga to the late J.A. and Inis Daniels. He was raised in Ft. Oglethorpe and graduated from LFO in 1967. He graduated from McKenzie College in 1969 with a degree in Business Management. He worked in management at W.T. Grant in Ft. Oglethorpe until the Lord called him into the ministry. He then attended Florida Baptist College. Brother Johnny served as a minister for 47 years serving six different churches as pastor.

Johnny was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Regina, in 2010 and his sister, Margie Mayfield.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, brother, Jeff (Kim) Daniels; sister, Carolyn Phillips; grandchildren, Nicole (Jared) Thompson and Scott Daniels; great-granddaughter Dylan Thompson; nieces, nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Rev. J. Clifton Brown and Rev. Eddy Rushing officiating. Burial was at Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park in Rossville.

Memorial donations may be made to White Oak Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1078, Trenton, GA. 30752.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

CARLENE RICE OWNBEY FILLER

Carlene Rice Ownbey Filler, 88, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.

Except for a few years relating to educational pursuits, Carlene was born, grew up, worked, worshiped, raised her family, and lived in the Sand Mountain/Trenton area. Carlene, and her physician husband, Jud, lived and were involved in the community their entire working careers and beyond. They had a special love for their churches (Ownbey Chapel in Ider, Ala., and Floral Crest in Bryant, Ala.) and the local church school where their children attended (Floral Crest in Bryant, Ala.).

Carlene was proud of her Sand Mountain heritage and the medical efforts of her husband, Dr. Judson C. Filler and her father, Dr. Roscoe E. Ownbey. A registered nurse, Carlene worked in both of their offices, as well as numerous other healthcare settings over the years. As the family grew, priorities shifted to that of a mother raising four children. She loved to travel and family get-togethers. A natural and talented pianist, she skillfully and faithfully played piano and organ for church services for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband of almost 68 years, Judson C. Filler; parents, Roscoe E. Ownbey and Grace Marie Ownbey; brother Idris E. Ownbey.

Survivors include her son, Steven Judson Filler (Kay Keenan Filler) of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Cynthia Filler Vann (Thomas Vann) of Bryant, Ala., Karen Marie Filler of Harrison, Tenn., and Melissa Michelle Filler of Trenton; grandchildren, Harrison Filler, Tyler Williams, Vladimir Purdey, Ilya Purdey, and Andie Purdey.

Due to COVID-19 there will not be visitation or a public funeral. Instead, you are invited to recount fond memories and share them on the tribute page moorefhs.com/obituaries/Carlene–Ownbey–Filler/. At an appropriate time in the future, a memorial is planned.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

FRANKIE GATLIN

Frances “Frankie” Brown Gatlin, 72, of Jasper, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Frankie was a born-again Christian, enjoyed attending church, sports cars, care giving, and family. She loved music and playing her piano.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Tommy Gatlin Sr.; parents, Rev. Wade and Mickey Brown.

Survivors include her spouse, Ricky Hill of Murfreesboro; daughters, Dawn (Gene) Fuller, Shasta (David) Gatlin Donahue; son, J.J. (Dawn) Gatlin, all of Jasper; two stepchildren; six grandchildren, John Condra, Brody Gatlin, Blaine Fuller, Jacy Gatlin, Britton Webster, Dakota Donahue; three step-grandchildren; sister, Karen (Randy) Hodges, Soddy Daisy; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Gene Fuller officiating. Burial was in Trenton Baptist Cemetery.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

PAUL HUNT

Paul Payson Hunt passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in Atlanta.

The son of Chauncey and Buna Hunt, Paul was born in Elkview, W.Va. He grew up with eight brothers (Leonard, Chauncey Jr, Warden, Clifton, Dean, Levi, Herb, Oliver) on a farm near Elkview. Paul graduated from Glenview (WV) College, taught high school for a few years, and then completed a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee. Shortly after college, he married Helen Brammer and they were together for more than 65 years.

Paul worked in industry for a few years developing solid fuel propellants for missiles. He then found his calling as a full-time educator, teaching as a Professor of Chemistry at Frostburg (MD) State College (now University) for 32 years. He was most proud of the accomplishments of his students, many of whom went on to advanced degrees in chemistry, medicine, and dentistry. While maintaining a busy academic schedule, Paul devoted time to coaching youth and recreation league basketball teams in Cumberland, participating in leadership and teaching at Zion Methodist Church, and volunteering with the 4-H Club.  Paul retired from teaching chemistry in 1998. In 2002, he and Helen bought a small farm in Dade County He and Helen became faithful attendees at Trenton United Methodist Church.

Paul will be remembered as a loving husband, proud father/grandfather, devoted teacher/mentor, avid golfer, selfless volunteer/coach, and dedicated church member.

Paul was the last living member of his immediate family.

He was also preceded in death by his youngest son, Gerald.

Paul is survived by his wife Helen; sons. Dr. Daniel Payson Hunt (Rosa) of Atlanta, and Dr. Larry Steven Hunt (Stephanie) of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Danielle, Lauren, Niki, Andrew and Michael.

The family would like to acknowledge the kind care of the nurses and the Hospital Medicine Service at Emory University Hospital, the staff at Fountainview Center for Alzheimer’s Disease, and the care team of Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care. In addition, the family appreciates the prayers and support from Trenton United Methodist Church.

There was a graveside memorial service Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Cumberland, Md.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Dr. Paul P. Hunt Chemistry Achievement Award through the Frostburg State University Foundation.

 

TONY MCBRYAR

Rodney “Tony” McBryar, 67, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

Tony was a 1971 graduate of Davis High School and was the owner of Tony McBryar Construction, working alongside his employees sharing his skills of homebuilding and work ethics. In his younger years, he loved hunting and fishing, but preferred sitting on the porch sharing stories in his later years. Tony coached many young men in little league baseball and he loved S.E.C. football. He loved most was his family, teaching his grandchildren his gardening skills and always doing odd jobs in the neighborhood to make it a safer and better place.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hershel McBryar; grandparents, Annie and Herbert McBryar, and Bea and Homer Hendricks.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Regina Pell McBryar; sons and daughters-in-law, Rod and Amber McBryar and Rocky and Mandy McBryar; grandchildren, Ella Rose, Josie, River, Huck and Tommy McBryar; mother, Gail Hendricks McBryar; brothers, Lemar (Deb) McBryar, and Eddie (Karen) McBryar; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private family services will be held.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online memorial page at ryanfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

 

PHILIP STREET

Philip Edward Street, 66, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27 from complications of Covid-19.

He is a lifelong resident of Dade County where he attended school and graduated in 1973. He managed the family business, Street Hardware, until he became Sheriff in 1985. As a businessman in Trenton, he became a volunteer firefighter, which led to his interest in law enforcement. He was elected five times as Sheriff, making him one of the two longest serving sheriffs for Dade County. For the past seven years he continued his career in law enforcement serving as captain of the Walker County Detention Center. He also served as a board member of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force. He was a member of Trenton United Methodist Church where he was the Chair of the Trustees. He served in many civic volunteer roles including the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association Youth Home and the Children’s Advocacy Center Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit.

Philip gave his professional and personal time freely to activities involving children and youth. As an avid Dade County fan, he took special pleasure in escorting sports teams to region and state play-offs. The DARE Program was something he believed in and worked to provide for the children of Dade. Trenton’s Hope for the Holidays program is an outgrowth of a similar program that was initiated by Philip and his staff. The Emergency Management Program and 911systems were managed from their inception in his department. He loved college football, NASCAR, Dade County, his friends and his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Street.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Lake Street; daughter, Jordan (Dustin) Powell; stepson, Corey Cresswell; mother, Elizabeth Wallen Street; sisters, Donna Street, and Kate (Michael) Cammack; brother, Tracy Street; niece, Caroline Cammack; cousins and other relatives.

The funeral service will be held outdoors today, Dec. 2 at the Dade County Justice Building. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until1 p.m. The service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Reverends Reece Fauscett and Dennis Flaugher officiating. Burial will follow at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to one of the following: Georgia Sheriff’s Association Youth Home, Trenton United Methodist Church or Dade County Sheriff’s Hope for the Holidays program.

Guests are requested to wear masks and social distance. The service will also be live-streamed by Moore Funeral Home at www.discoverdade.com/moorestream.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Memorial Hospital who labored so hard to save Philip’s life.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

J.D. WEATHERS

J D Weathers, age 96, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2020. He was a brick mason and self-employed construction worker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Weathers; daughter, Diane Bryant; brothers, Hubert, J.W., James, Johnny, Bud, Lee and Roy Weathers; sister, Katherine Pardue.

Survivors include his sons, Donald, Jimmy, Wesley and Ronald Weathers, Tommy Moody; sisters, Melba Bluford and Helen Anderson; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 30, at Sarah’s Chapel Cemetery with Brother Tommy Pardue officiating.

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