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Obituaries — May 23-26, 2021


Hariel and Sue Crowder, of Rising Fawn passed away less than a day apart after 70 years of being together.

Mr. Crowder, 86, passed away Sunday May 23, 2021.  He was retired from TVA and later worked for Ross-Meehan Foundry for 25 years.

Mrs. Crowder, 84, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021.  She was retired from Buster Brown, but more importantly she was a homemaker.

Survivors include their daughter, Diana Freeman; grandchildren, Nathan (Jessica) Crowder and Wendy (Clint) Miller; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Sarah, Brittany, Ian, Ezra, Chloe, Ava, Joy, Aidan, and Copper.

Online sympathies may be expressed at

A private family interment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Eva Lavania Mulkey, 53, of Chickamauga, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Eva was employed as the director of Today’s Kids in Grayson for many years and was currently employed at Naomi Elementary School. She had a servant’s heart and loved all of the children.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Gwendolyn Hodge; brother, Dale Hodge; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Survivors include her husband, Danny Mulkey; daughter, Addison Mulkey; son, Kyle Mulkey; brother, Greg Hodge; sisters, Joy Anderson, Susan Hodge, Angela Bloodworth, Janet Ray, Tammy Hodge Kniat, and Tara Kable; nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 1 in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Rev. James Hodge officiating. Interment was in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Rayburn Leonard West, 76, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Rayburn was born Feb. 9, 1945, to the late Noah J. and Edith West in Bryant, Ala. He served in the Army National Guard and enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and a retired deacon. He enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiling his grandbabies. He was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather, dear brother, and a kind friend to all who had the honor of knowing him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joseph and J.D. West; and sister, Joyce Roddy.

Survivors include wife of 55 years, Kathy West; daughter, Valorie (Sammy) West Lance; son, Kerry (Tanya) West; brothers, Ralph (Gail) West and Kenneth (Denica) West; sister in-laws, Shirley West and Pat West; grandchildren, Donovan (Hannah) Riddle, Kaitlyn (Luke) Chastain, Jordan (Chelsa Chamberlain fiancé) West and Kara (Hunter) McNabb; great-grandchildren, Lexus Riddle, Adalynn Riddle and Brenleigh Chastain; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, May 28 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Jonathon Witt officiating. Interment was at Poplar Springs Cemetery.

The family would like to thank everyone who brought food, flowers, visited, made phone calls and most of all the prayers.

Please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Rayburn’s honor.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.


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