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Obituaries — June 26 – July 3, 2021


James William “J.W.” Blevins, 86, of Bryant, Ala., passed away on July 3, 2021. He was born in Long Island, AL on September 19, 1934 to the late Oscar and Myrtle Blevins. J.W. was a man of few words but his family and friends knew they were well loved. He retired from Dixie Yarns in Chattanooga, Tenn., and was a member of Sequatchie Holiness Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Kenneth Blevins.

James is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jodie Blevins; sons, Rodney (Kay) Blevins, Greg (Diana) Blevins, and Chris (Terri) Blevins; sisters, Lucille Chapman, Kathryn Layne, Mildred Ferrez, Maretta Frames, and Shirley Ledbetter; brothers, Eddie Blevins and Danny Blevins; grandchildren, Lisa (Matt McDonald) Williams, Cassie (Chad) Howard, Brandy (David Hyman) Shrader, and Autumn (Curtis) Enoch; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Graveside services were at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Bryant, Ala., on Tuesday, July 6 with Brother Rodney Stephens and Brother Brett Stephens officiating.

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Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral of Bryant, Ala.



Lesley Dewayne Bradford, 66, of New Salem, passed away June 28, 2021.

Dewayne was born Aug. 24, 1954, to the late Arvil and Pauline Bradford. He loved the outdoors and had a passion for hunting and fishing. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arvil and Pauline Bradford; sister, Yvonnia Wooten and brother, Connie Bradford.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Moreland Bradford; daughters, Leslie Annette (Billy) Quigg, Ellie Bradford; sons, Josh Bradford, Will (Ashley) Bradford; sister, Ann (Joe) Geddie; sister in-law, Monica Bradford; grandchildren, Abigail Annette Quigg, Clara Ethanie Quigg; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 30 at Moore Funeral Home, with Brother Jim Blaylock officiating.

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The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tapestry Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral of Trenton.



Nina Ruth Clark, 86, of Bryant, Ala., passed away June 27, 2021.

She loved going to flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores. Nina Ruth also loved canning, making jams, and cooking and was considered the best cook on Sand Mountain.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, George “Junior” Clark; parents, Andy and Mary White; sisters, Faye Cooper, Nellie Maxwell, and Patricia Barnett; brothers, Raymond White and Herschel White.

Survivors include her daughters, Delores (Eddie) Gilbert, Bryant, Ala.; and Vickie (Robin) Smith, Ooltewah, Tenn.; sons, Sandy (Sandra) Clark, Bryant, Ala.; and Scott (Tina) Clark, Guild, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma (Paul) Malone, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Lora Lee York, Trenton; nieces amd nephews.

Private funeral services were held.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.



James “Jim” Daniel Lowery, 37, musician of the greater Chattanooga, Tenn., area, lost the battle against a rare cancer on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Jim was a lover of music and the arts in general and was talented in playing many instruments as well as holding an electrical engineering degree from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. He was a guest and member of several area bands and was featured in Chattanooga’s own Riverbend Music Festival. He was known to those close to him for his generous heart and willingness to give to those in need. He began the non-profit organization The Arts Healing Hearts to utilize art and artists from all walks of life to benefit homeless people diagnosed with critical illnesses so that they do not feel without help in a time when they need it most.

He is survived by his mother, Shelia Lamb; father, David Lowery; brother, Keith Lowery; half-sisters, Natasha and Crystal.

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Arrangements entrusted to Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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