Obituaries — April 26-30, 2021

KENNETH BENNETT

Kenneth Wayne Bennett, 71, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Mr. Bennett was born Jan. 25, 1950, in Whiteside, Tenn., to the late David and Marie Bennett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wendell Bennett and Ricky Bennett; sister, Linda Joan Cooper; great-granddaughter, Vinabelle Bifferato.

Survivors include his wife, Jan Bennett; son, Jason (Diana) Bennett; daughters, Katie Bennett, and Kelly (Nathan) Suits; sister, Joy (Randy) Cureton; brother, Danny (Tuck) Bennett; grandchildren, Koreana, Elizabeth, Sara Kate, Mckinsey, and Noah; two great-granddaughters; mother-in-law, Chris; step-children, Jamie Stephens and J.J. Davis; nieces and nephews.

An inurnment service was Tuesday, May 4 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

This announcement is made as a courtesy of Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

 

SHEILA CASON

Sheila Ann Cason, 58, of New Salem, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Sheila was born Oct. 23, 1962, in St. Louis, Mo.  She loved crocheting, running charity 5K’s, listening to music and was a member of the New Salem United Methodist Church. Sheila was affectionately known as “Nonee” to her grandchildren and they were her pride and joy. She was friend to many and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Cason; daughters, Kaly Travis and Brandy (Brandon) Evans; son, Richard “Duce” Cason II; mother, Karen (Frank) Johnson; and grandchildren, Alex, Madison, Anderson and Claire.

Graveside services were Thursday, April 29 at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens with Rev. Chris Ray officiating.

Please visit www.MooreFHS.com to share condolences with the family and view the online memorial tribute.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral of Trenton.

 

RALPH GEDDIE

Ralph Geddie, 77, of Trenton, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021.

Ralph was born April 3, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, Ga., to the late Jim and Clara Geddie. He was an avid fisherman, a veteran of the United States Army and a member of American Legion Post 106.  Ralph was a deacon at New England Baptist Church.  He was a beloved husband, father, brother, granddaddy and friend who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Geddie; sons, Chip (Hailey) Geddie and Joe Geddie; brothers, Joe (Ann) Geddie, Grover (Faye) Geddie; sister-in-law, Lillian (Ken) Tullis; brother-in-law, Robert (Molly) Reynolds; three grandchildren, Nayla, Charlton and Liam.

Funeral services were Sunday, May 2 in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Alan Flowers officiating. Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Please visit www.MooreFHS.com to share condolences with the family and view the online memorial tribute.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ralph’s memory to: New England Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1043, Trenton, GA  30752

Arrangements by Moore Funeral of Trenton.

 

JAMES “JIMMY” KNIGHT

James Julius “Jimmy” Knight, 92, of Trenton, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021.

Jimmy was a native of Hinds County, Miss., and for the last 25 years made his home in Trenton. He was a loving father and devout Christian who was devoted to his family and his church family. He was a member of the Sand Mountain United Methodist Church. He loved to travel, enjoyed the outdoors fishing and hunting and looking at mountain views from his back deck.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Scott and Lula Leola Moody Knight; sisters. Lula Leola Reed, Ruby Ray Puckett and Frances E. Freeman; brothers, William Knight, John Robert Knight and Mack Thornton.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Jean Knight of Trenton; son, James Jay Knight (Leslie) of Cleveland Tenn.; and grandson, Jordan (fiancé Mikaya Reynolds) of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Private graveside services were Thursday, April 29 in the Browns Gap Cemetery with Chris Dover officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Sand Mountain Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

 

ROY STEPHENS

Roy M. Stephens 85, of Trenton passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

He was born Jan. 8, 1936m in Dade County. His parents were the late James Thomas and Lettie Daniel Stephens, who preceded him in death.

Roy worked as a machinist, route salesmen for Holsom Bakery, and self-employed business owner for many years. He served on the board of directors of the Dade County Department of Family and Children Services and the Dade County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Hooker Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gertha L. Stephens; mother and father-in-law, A.M. and Valeria (Thrasher) Keel; brothers-in-law, Bernard W. Keith, Carl E. Cross, and Andy B. Newby, Jr.; nephew, Cal Riddle.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Shirley K. Stephens, Trenton; son, Milton (Julie) Stephens, Lynnville, Tenn.; grandson, Thomas (Melissa) Stephens, Lynnville, Tenn.; sisters, Bertha Cross, Betty Keith and Kathleen Newby, all of Trenton; sister-in-law, Jean (Doug) Wheeler; brother-in-law, Kenny (Linda) Keel of Trenton; wife’s son, Phillip (Myra) Keel; grandsons, Shane (Anna) Keel, Ringgold, Cody and Tyler Keel; granddaughter, Kristen Wells, great-grandchildren; nephews, Winfred (Anita) Keith, Mike (Darlene) Keith, and Mark Cross; nieces, Connie Cross, April Riddle, Serena Keel, and Fallon Keel; cousins, great–nieces and great–nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 1 in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home with ministers Johnny Holman, Mike Keith and Milton Stephens officiating. Burial was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Hooker Church of Christ, 1810 Highway 299, Wildwood, GA 30757 or Lynnville Church of Christ, Post Office Box 112, Lynnville, TN 38472.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

BILL WHITAKER

Dallas William “Bill” Whitaker, 76, of Rossville, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Bill was a resident of Lookout Mountain and the north Georgia area his entire life and was employed as a carpenter with Berry Construction and Raines Brothers for many years. He attended the Scenicland Holiness Church, was a car enthusiast and a member of the National Street Rod Association (NRSA).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Beulah Whitaker, and brother, Jimmy Whitaker.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Joyce Brandon Whitaker; children, Chuck (Brandi) Whitaker of Gulf Shores, Ala., ad Kelly (Harvey) Hinkle of Kensington; grandchildren, Maileigh Whitaker and Heath (Brandi) Hinkle; sister, Pat Kilgore of Tanner, Ala.

A Celebration of Life service was Tuesday, May 4 in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Chambers officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at ryanfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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