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Obituaries — Dec. 28 to Dec. 31, 2020


Douglas “Doug” Anderton, 71, of Trenton, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.

Doug was a genuine and faithful Christian man who relished the time spent with his church family. He was a committed member of New Home Baptist Church for more than 45 years. He was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather, dear brother, and a kind and considerate friend to all who had the honor of knowing him. The simple honesty and integrity that marked his professional career was shown in his private life as well

He was a long-time public servant who served Dade County through the Dade Water and Sewer Authority for 48 years until his retirement last year. Doug currently served as President of Georgia Rural Water Association, Director of Joint Development Association, Director and one of the founders of Citizens Bank in Trenton. He was former Director and Past President of National Rural Water Association, Director of Experience Works in Washington, D.C., Director of Dade County Economic Development Authority and former board member of Hutcheson Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Bettie Anderton; brother, Eddie Anderton; brother-in-law, David Ray; grandparents, John and Nannie Bea Anderton, Claude and Lily Louese Cloud.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Janeice Anderton; daughter, Kristy (Todd) Jackson; grandchildren, Christian, Cameron, and Kaitlyn Jackson; sisters, Linda Ray, Robin (Terry) Spears, Tammy (Jimmy) Doss; brother, Roger (Amy) Anderton; nieces and nephews.

A private family service was Thursday, Dec. 31 with Brother Johnny Wooten officiating. Interment was in Higdon Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



David Wayne Craven, 51, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.

He loved his family, enjoyed fishing and had a passion for restoring cars.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Tate; father, Gerald Craven; grandparents, Charles and Nell Gifford.

Survivors include his sister, Tammy Craven; nephews, Zachary Craven, Terry Craven, Christopher Craven; niece, Sabrina Leonard.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 4 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Interment was in

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Curtis Gregg Ott, 46, of Higdon, Ala., passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2020.

He was a member of Floral Crest Seventh Day Adventist Church. Curtis loved fishing and working on guns.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Keith Ott; grandparents, Ernest and Louanne Ott and Dora and Horace Whitaker.

Survivors include his parents, Burton and Minnie Ott.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Talley and Rev. Brad Bridges officiating. Interment was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.



Sep 10, 1927 – Dec 31, 2020

Leola M Travis Owens, 93, from Trenton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

She was born September 10, 1927, in Tiftonia, Ga., to Floyd E and Flerna Houts Travis. She was married to her loving husband for 63 years who preceeded her in death, Joseph R Owens. They had a beautiful daughter Rosalynn, who they dearly Loved, she lived a short 11 years. They were members of Moon Lake Baptist Church for many years.

Along with her husband, daughter and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd E Travis Jr. of Hixson, Tenn., and sister, Georgia Tapper of Hammond, Ind.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Carolyn (John) Shadwick of Murphysboro, Tenn., Eileen (Daniel) Gastylo of San Antonio, Texas, Kent (Linda) Tapper of North Potomac, Md., Lee (Diane) Tapper of Rochester, Minn., Gary (Sheri) Travis of Sandy Springs, Jim (Mary Jo) Travis of Hixson, Tenn., Floyd Chip (Patty) Travis of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., and Donna Ray (John) Jacobs of Lawrenceville; great–nieces; great–nephews and cousins.

Graveside services were Sunday, Jan. 3 at Payne Cemetery with Curtis Bridges officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in honor of Leola and Joseph Owens.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Anna “Joyce” Moore Wallace, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.

Joyce was born to Lewis and Margaret Moore of New Salem in 1933. She was a 1951 graduate of Dade County High School and worked until her retirement at South Central Bell Telephone Company in Chattanooga, Tenn. Her Christian faith was very important to her, and Joyce served in several churches as a teacher and pianist. Her most recent church affiliation was with First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater. She gave generously to support many charitable causes. Joyce enjoyed sewing, ceramics, painting, and her flowers. She also spent countless hours compiling several branches of her family’s genealogy.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ben Wallace of Sweetwater, Tenn., and sister, Jeanette Forester of Head River.

Survivors include her sisters, Norma Stoker, Chickamauga, and Barbara Stinson, New Salem; brothers, David Moore, Flat Rock, Ala., and Presley Moore, New Salem; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at Hawkins Cemetery in New Salem with Steve Forester officiating.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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