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Obituaries — March 5-9, 2021


Ranny Bice, 90, of Trenton passed away Friday, March 5, 2021.

Ranny was a retired Master Sargent of the U.S. Air Force following 26 years of service and also retired from Armstrong/Trenton Spinning Mill. He enjoyed spending time on the Tennessee River and with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Sullivan Bice, the mother of their children, Prudence A. Muschamp; parents, Marion G. and Mary Lou Smedley Bice; brothers, Johnny and Smedley Bice.

Survivors include his children, Richard (Kay Holt) Bice of Woodbine, and Andrea (Terry) Bice Fahringer of Kingsland; step-son, Mark (Annette) Cash, Trenton; grandchildren, Phillip Bice, Chris (Ashley) Garza, Dustin Fahringer, Joey Cash, and Jack (Jill) Cash; great-grandchildren, Nate and Laney Bice, Deagan and Theodore Garza, Conner Cash, CarolAnn Cash, Chloe Cash, and Ella Cash; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, March 12 in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Flaugher and Rev. Reece Fauscett officiating. Interment was in Trenton Baptist Cemetery with full military honors.  Without a doubt, his 90 years of life have left a lasting impact on everyone around him.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.


Alberta Ellis, 85, of Wildwood, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

She was born on Lookout Mountain Nov. 18, 1935, a daughter of the late Burley and Virginia Catherine Massey Higdon. Mrs. Ellis was a lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and retired from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., Elementary School after many years of serving in the cafeteria. She attended Clearview Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ellis and daughtersm Catherine and Sandra Ellis.

Survivors include her daughter, Wanda (Willie) Slack of Wildwood; sister, Sara Allen; granddaughters, Brandy McRoy, Mindy Slack, and Selina Slack-Hickey; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Elijah, Noah, Emma, Olivia, Scarlett (Rosie), and Cooper; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was March 12 at Mt. Olive Cemetery with Rev. Herman Kapherr officiating.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

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


Jack Donald Everett, 85, of Trenton passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Don (Gramps to all of his grandsons) was born Aug. 14, 1935 to Porter Everett and Carrie Massey Everett and raised on Lookout Mountain. He worked on a small farm and helped drive the school bus while he was in high school. While driving the bus he met the love of his life, Martha Ann Castleberry Everett who rode his bus. The couple married Feb. 28, 1958. He served in the United States Army and was a machinist by trade. He retired from Chattanooga Tufters. With his youngest son, Scott, they grew the tufting business.

He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Ronald Everett, and brother-in-law Bill Combs.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Martha Ann Castleberry Everett; children, Jeff (Kathy) Everett, Steve Everett, and Scott (Kelly) Everett; grandchildren, Caleb (Emily) Everett, Ethan Everett, Makain Everett, Makinley Everett, and Orey (Brittany) Yates; sister, Maxine Combs, and sister-in-law, Elsie Everett; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Wednesday, March 10 at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens with Brother Billy Wallace officiating.

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Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 in memory of Don.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.


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