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Obituaries — July 7-21, 2021


Dennis Clay Castleberry, 37, of Rising Fawn, passed away Friday, July 17, 2021.

Clay was a 2002 graduate of Valley Head High School and later served in the U.S. Army.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie C. Wilson; paternal grandfather, James Castleberry; maternal grandparents, Marshall and Jean Wilson.

Survivors include his father, Dennis R. Castleberry of Rising Fawn; children, Antonia and Brayden Castleberry; half-sister, Candace Walker; grandmother, Loretta Castleberry; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services were Friday, July 23, in the funeral home chapel of Ryan Funeral Home.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Teresa Chambers, 63, of Trenton, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 after a lengthy battle with sickness.

She was a beloved wife, mother and nana,

She was preceded in death by her father, John Allen Bolton Sr,, brother, John Allen Bolton, Jr., and granddaughter, Kaitlyn Brooke Clark.

Surviving family include her husband of 45 years, Bobby Chambers; mother, Gertha Bolton; daughters, Tammy (Rodney) Clark, Selena (Mike) Clayton, Melissa (Todd) Gann and son-in-law, Will Lynch; grandchildren, Willow and Harper Lynch and Mason Gann; sisters, Syndi Bolton, Jimmie Sue (Ronnie) Holman, Priscilla (Jerry) Bethune; sister-in-law, Donna Bolton; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Tapestry Hospice and the nursing staff for the great service and support received.

Graveside service were Thursday July 22 at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens with Brother Reggie Byrum officiating.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton.



Gary Allen Clark, of Trenton, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gene “Chipper” Clark.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Miranda Clark; children, Brandon, Skyler, Levi, and Jessica “Jessie” Clark, and Mark Little; grandchildren, Declan Daniel and Jax Little; brothers and sisters, Stephanie Clark, Jonathon “Marky” (Cathy) Clark, Kenneth “Kenny” (Ginger) Clark, and Anita Gibson; mother, Shirley Clark; nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 7, 1–4 p.m. EST, at Straightway Baptist Church, 7803 AL-73, Bryant, AL 35958.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Randy Minor, 61, of New Salem, passed away July 15, 2021.

Randy enjoyed playing drums, painting, raising chickens, and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church.

His family willingly carried out his request to have his organs donated so that others might have a better life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bert Minor.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Debbie; daughter, Grace (Clayton) Smith; son, Jonathan Minor; grandchildren, Weston Smith and James Smith, all of New Salem; brother, Rusty Minor, Lakeland, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 4–6 p.m., at the New Salem Community Center, 12477 Highway 136, Rising Fawn. Come prepared to share a memory.

Donations in Randy’s memory may be made to New Salem United Methodist Church.

Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Martha Jean Ross, 83, of Dalton, formerly of Hinkle, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021.

She was born Jan. 14, 1938, to the late Lester and Mary Bell Higdon. Martha was a sweet, loving lady and a former member of Hinkle Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ross; sisters, Frances Longwith, Ruth Tyler, Betty McNally and Linda Farmer; brother, Jimmy Higdon.

Survivors include her sister in-law, Ruby Higdon; brother in-law, Bob Longwith; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was Thursday, July 22 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Please visit to share condolences and view the online memorial tribute.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Seth Adam Gregory Sams, 30, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021.

He was a lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and was of the Christian faith. He was a 2008 graduate of Dade County High School and was currently employed with Miller Industries as a Technician for more than four years. He loved hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and friends and was truly a man after God’s own heart.  He was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband, father and friend that will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Tara Hicks Sams; father, Earl and (Candace) Sams, Jr.;  mother, Andrea Sams; children, Caroline Burnette and Mason David Sams;  brothers, Jordan Taylor Sams and Benjamin Alexander Sams;  sister, Carolina Mae Sams;  father-in-law, James and (Ruth) Hicks;  grandfather, Earl Sams, Sr., extended family.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 21 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of W.L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Home.  Burial was in the McNabb Cemetery in Marion County, Tenn.

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Arrangements by W. L. Wilson and SonsFuneral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.



Byron Eugene Wamsley, 24, of Rising Fawn, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He loved his family, especially his daughter Billieeann; working on cars, and building things with his hands.

He is preceded in death by his father, Matthew Ray Wamsley, and grandfathers Charles Allen and Steven Wamsley.

Survivors include his wife Britney; daughter, Billieeann; mother, Kristi Allen; sister, Lucy Wamsley; brothers, Devin Wamsley and Mark Wamsley.

A Memorial Service was Thursday, July 22 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Michael Dunwoody officiating.

Donations may be made in Byron’s memory to Moore Funeral Home to assist the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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