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Obituaries — March 14-21, 2021


Martha Elizabeth Bailey, 74, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Martha was retired from Cigna Health Care of Chattanooga, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry and Sadie Estelle Huckabee Hicks.

Survivors include her husband, M.G. Bailey; daughters, Sue Smalley of Trenton and Veronica Sain of Ringgold; son, Larry (Liz) Bailey of Grand Bay, Ala.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Bailey, Christopher Sain, Jesse Sain, Josh Smalley, Billy Abline, Nicole Abline, and Jessica Bellamy; several great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Frank A. Peterson passed away March 14, 2021, in Keene, Texas.

He was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Bryant, Ala., to Raynold and Lula Musser Peterson. He married Thelma Jean Nix-Voss Feb. 14, 1999 in Keene, Texas. Frank was director of National Camps for Blind Children with over 17 years of service.

Frank is preceded in death by his second wife, Nova Peterson; daughter, Marcia Holewinski; sisters, Virginia Page, Ruth Richards, Evelyn Wilson and granddaughter, Jennifer Raines.

Frank is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jean Patterson of Keene, Texas; children from a previous marriage, Frank A. Peterson, Jr., of Gallatin, Tenn., Leila Ford and husband Ed of Empire, Mich., Ron Peterson and wife Denise of Weatherford; step-children, Liz Gillin, Barbara Renken and husband Virgil, Mary Ortiz and husband Yddo; grandchildren, Paul Peterson, Kari Pace, Josie Peterson, Lesa Wilson, Michael Kowalsky, Laurie Hayes, Fran Pickett, Albert Holewinski; step great-grandchildren, Michael Sackerson, Kaitlyn Gillin, Jacob and Joshua Renken, Zackery and Levi George, Aiden & Andrew Saraswat, Alyssa & Bryson Renken, Meela & Benji Woods, Emma, Elliot & Eliana Woods; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Graham of Bryant, Ala., Elsie Peterson of Panama City, Fla.; nieces and nephews; first wife, Helen Beline of Southgate, Mich.

A graveside service with military honors was at Floral Crest Cemetery in Bryant, Ala., on Saturday, March 20.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Dorothy “Dot” Travillian, 71, of Rising Fawn, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Travillian; parents, Bill and Edith Miller Hyde; grandson, James Travillian.

Survivors include her children, Lonnie Travillian, Hixson, Tenn., Teresa (Steve) Cochran, Rising Fawn, Jamie Travillian, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jeff (Amie) Travillian, Dayton, Tenn.; grandchildren, Joshua and Justina Travillian, Heather Stephens, Stephanie Cochran, Zachary Pemberton, Christopher Sanders, Cody Headrick and Colten Travillian; four great-grandchildren.

Private family graveside services were Saturday, March 20, at Concord Cemetery, LaFayette.

Online expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.


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