Obituaries — Feb. 21-27, 2021

MILDRED CHAPMAN

Mildred Chapman, 91, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

She was a member of Straightway Baptist Church, loved gardening and canning. Mildred loved her family and did everything for them.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Chapman; son, Dennis Chapman; daughter–in–law, Jackie Chapman; grandson, Ladale Chapman; great–grandson, Caleb Workman; parents, Marshall and Anna Smith.

Survivors include her children, Stanley Chapman, Bernard Chapman and Janie Parker; daughter–in–law, Sandra Chapman; brother, Sherman (Wilma) Smith; grandchildren, Lebron Chapman, Billy (Annette) Chapman, Cindy (Howie) Workman, Terry (Tracy) Chapman, Nichole (Jay) Maddox; 11 great–grandchildren and 16 great-great–grandchildren; special niece/daughter and care giver, Sheila Smith; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, March 1 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Gary Bone, Brother Brent Smith and Brother Jim Hixson officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.MooreFHS.com.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.

 

RONNIE DAVIS SR.

Ronnie David Davis Sr., 71, of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at his home.

Ronnie was born in Centre, Ala., and grew up in Jacksonville, Ala. He attended Jacksonville High School and Jacksonville State University. Ronnie spent most of his career in finance and sales. During his retirement, he gave to his community by working on the Fort Oglethorpe Downtown Development Authority Committee and volunteering his time at the 6th Cavalry Museum and LFORA recreation. His greatest joy came from his grandchildren and his love for his family was unwavering and without judgment.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his wife, Betsee Stone Davis; his parents, Jimmy and Madeline Lindsey Davis, and his sister, Johnnie Sue Warmack.

Survivors include his sons, Ronnie (Kim) Davis Jr., and Jonathan “J.D.” (Rachel) Davis; grandchildren, Carter, Anna Belle, Finley and Cooper Davis;  girlfriend, Debra Sullivan;  brother, Jim Singleton; sister, Dot Green; nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, pay it forward, help someone in need or just treat your fellow man with respect because that is what Ronnie would have wanted us all to do.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

 

MARY ELLIOTT

Mary Spears Elliott, 87, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

“Maw Maw” Mary, as she was known to most, was truly the picture of a virtuous woman as described in Proverbs 31. A member of the holiness faith, she loved God and her family above all. “Maw Maw” was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was the pillar of her family and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Aubrey Spears and Ernest Elliott; son, Darrell Spears; brothers, Lloyd, Grady, James, William, and Joe Mashburn; sisters, Susie Moore, Margie Robins, and Ruth Smith;

Survivors include her daughter Pat (Jerry) Jones; sons Larry (Kathy) Spears, Gary (Donna) Spears, Terry (Robin) Spears; grandchildren, Lebron Spears, Jeff Spears, Amy Vest, Danielle Maples, Kami Green, Cassie Miles, Mandi Smith, Brandi High, Trevor Williams, and Cody Williams; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Morton; brother, Paul Mashburn; honorary daughter, Linda Moore; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 28 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Steve Townson and Brother Reggie Byrum officiating. Interment was in Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so as www.MooreFHS.com.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.

 

GERLAND GASS

Gerland Lee Gass, 77, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.

He was born March 29, 1943 in Higdon, Ala., to the late Wilburn “Doodle” and Louvenia Lowery Gass.  He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Gerland’s greatest passions were family, fishing and Alabama football

In addition to his parents, Gerland was preceded in death by his stepmother, Roxie Holley Gass and sister, Margaret Holland.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Sally Gass; daughters, Anna (Hank) Pitts and Mestisa Gass; sisters, Betty Wooten, Marie Hotchkiss, Kathryn Painter, Barbara White and Eulene Cloud; brothers, Charles Pete Gass and Jim Pardue; grandchildren, Brian, Payton, Stone and Willa Pitts.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday Feb. 26 at Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.  Interment will be in Brown Gap Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 4–8 and on Friday from noon until 2 p.m.

The funeral service will be livestreamed at www.discoverdade.com/moorestream.

The Cebu Shelter in the Philippines was a temporary home for two of Gerland’s grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honor to the shelter at www.cebushelter.org.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.MooreFHS.com.

We respectfully request that social distancing and CDC Covid-19 guidelines are followed.

Arrangements made by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

WAYNE MCFALL

Gary “Wayne” McFall, 53, of Trenton, passed away Thursday Feb. 25 at his home.

He loved God, his family and friends, fishing, raising chickens and having a good time.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Garrett Walker McFalls and Sarah Jane Parson, and his brother, Kenneth Parson.

Survivors include his children, Kelley (Nick) Carroll and Kenny McFall; the mothers of his children, Tammy Kaylor Roberts and Tabatha Tinker; brother, Don McFall; sisters Linda (Marcus) Cox and Kathy (Eddie) Basler; grandchildren, Rina and J.R. Carroll; nephews and nieces.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

 

WILLIAM MORROW

William Howard Morrow, 86, of Trenton, passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

Howard, formerly of Ooltewah, Tenn, retired from McKee Bakery in 2012 and was a member of Magby Gap Church of Christ. He enjoyed family gatherings, hunting, fishing, camping, bluegrass music and traveling.  Howard was a loving father, husband and friend that will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Estellena Lawson Morrow.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Wilma Lee Morrow; children, Karen (Larry) Barton, Maysville, Marlene (Harold) King, Cleveland, Tenn., and Mitchell (Angie) Morrow, Lexington; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Janie Morrow, Cleveland, Tenn.

Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 28 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Lowell Hills officiating.  Interment was in Ooltewah Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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