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Obituaries — Aug. 16-21, 2021


Joshua Bronson Atchley, 48, of Trenton, passed away on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

Josh retired from Covenant Transport after 15 years as a dispatcher. Josh enjoyed watching Alabama football, fishing, and throwing darts. Josh also enjoyed spending time with his daughters, which he loved dearly, he was looking forward to meeting his first grandchild, Kylie in just a few weeks.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Kaye Smith; grandparents, Fannie Mae Atchley, Ruford Atchley, Ena May Smith, and William Lincoln Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Atchley of Trenton; father, Donald (Deanna) Atchley; daughters, Taylor Atchley and Shelby Atchley of Trenton; granddaughter, Kylie Weathers; sister, Sabrina Boatfield of Lafayette; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be Monday, Aug. 23 in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Debra Forshee and Donnie Walker officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cox, Kevin Higdon, Chris Hicks, Chris Davis, Noah Weathers and Calvin Massengale.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Ruben Ronald Green, 78, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.

Ronald was born and raised in Soddy Daisy, Tenn. He spent his early years building houses and working on vehicles with his brothers. He met his wife, Retha, in the late 1980’s and soon adopted Ashley and Alicia and moved to Sand Mountain. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, home improvement projects and watching wrestling. He retired from Dixie Yarns after 46 years of service. He loved to sing and led songs at Sequatchie Valley Holiness Church where he attended church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ulyses and Martha Green; sister, Lois Henderson; brothers, Sonny Green and Buck Green; sons, Ronald Leon Green and Michael Anthony Green; daughter, Michele Green.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Retha Green; son, Richard Green; step-sons, Tony Harwood and Kevin Lee; sister, Patricia Davis; adopted granddaughters, Ashley and Alicia Lee; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., today, Aug. 25 at Moore Funeral Home in Trenton with Brother Rodney Stephens, Brother Brett Stephens and Brother David Parker officiating. Interment will be at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends today at 10 a.m.

The funeral service will be livestreamed at

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Noah Blake Helton, 19, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He loved basketball, X-Box, Call of Duty mobile with uncles and brothers, and played guitar. He loved spending time with his family but loved God most of all.

He is preceded in death by his, Aunt Stacy Bales Sullivan and nephew, Jasper Collier.

Noah is survived by his parents, Billy Joe and Vanessa Helton; sister, Savannah (Nathan) Collier; brothers, Billy Helton Jr., Kaleb Helton, and Brody Helton; grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 22 in the Bryant chapel with Reverend Billy Helton officiating. Burial was in the Burgess Cemetery, Scottsboro, Ala.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral of Bryant, Ala.



Shawn Curtis Helton, 36, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He loved basketball and was passionate about raising money for scholarships for graduates, charitable-giving shoes and money to those in need, and missions in Bahamas. Shawn attended Trenton Ministry Center and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Opal Williams, Archie Williams, Clayburn Helton, and Ruby Helton; niece, Jada Drew; great-nephew, Jasper Collier.

Survivors include his parents, Clayburn and Nadine Helton; sister, Felecia Helton; brothers, Billy Joe Helton, Bobby Lee Helton, and Adam Wayne Helton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, Aug. 22 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Helton officiating. Burial was in the Burgess Cemetery, Scottsboro, Ala.

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Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral of Bryant, Ala.



Helen Marie (Brammer) Hunt, beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully at age 90 on August 18, 2021 in Atlanta. The daughter of Clyde and Eva Brammer, Helen was born in Arvilla, WV. She grew up with three brothers (Clyde Jr, Robert, and Jim) and two sisters (Betty Jean and Mary Ann) on a farm near Arvilla. Helen graduated from St. Mary’s High School (St Mary’s, WV) in 1949 and then completed a bachelor’s degree at Glenville (WV) College. Shortly after college, she married Paul Payson Hunt and they were together for more than 65 years.

Paul and Helen lived in Cumberland, Maryland for many years. Helen was active in the community as a leader and Sunday school teacher at Zion United Methodist Church and as a volunteer leader for the 4-H Club. An accomplished seamstress and quilter, she made countless quilts over the years. Many of these were given to others as a comfort during their time of need. Paul coached a recreation league basketball team, the Pros and Cons, in Cumberland for many years and Helen sewed the jerseys for the team year-after-year as a labor of love. In 2002, after Paul retired from teaching at Frostburg State University, Helen and Paul bought a small farm in rural Northwest Georgia (near Trenton, GA and about 20 minutes south of Chattanooga) where they tended large flower gardens, a bountiful vegetable garden, and innumerable blackberry bushes. Helen and Paul became faithful attendees at Trenton United Methodist Church and Helen continued to watch weekly services on Facebook after moving to Atlanta in 2020.

She was preceded in death late last year by her beloved husband Paul and was also preceded in death by their youngest son, Gerald, who died of leukemia in childhood.

Survivors include her sons Dr. Daniel Payson Hunt (Rosa) of Atlanta and Dr. Larry Steven Hunt (Stephanie) of Birmingham, Ala., and by her five grandchildren Danielle, Lauren, Andrew, Niki, and Michael; her sisters Betty Jean Hamilton (St. Mary’s, WV) and Mary Ann Hamilton (Lowell, OH).

Helen will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, a quiet, kind, and friendly woman whose bright “Hello!” opened every telephone conversation. Although limited by severe arthritis and frailty in her later years, she insisted on staying joyfully active working on quilts, crocheting doll dresses for her impressive collection, and teaching others the art of crochet. And most of all, she will be remembered for her unwavering Christian faith and trust in a greater life to come.

The family would like to acknowledge the support and welcome that Helen received when she moved to Village Park Senior Living (Peachtree Corners, GA) earlier this year. In addition, the family appreciates the prayers, letters, and support Helen received from Trenton United Methodist Church. And she loved exchanging cards, letters, and calls with family and friends in Cumberland, Trenton, and around the country.

Those wishing to honor Helen through gifts could consider donating to the Maryland 4-H Foundation Inc (8020 Greenwood Drive, College Park, Maryland, 20740 or or to Trenton United Methodist Church (Trenton, GA) or to the Helen Brammer Hunt and Paul Hunt Scholarship Fund (Glenville State College Foundation, 200 High Street, Glenville, WV, 26351 or

A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Cumberland, Maryland.

Arrangements by Adams Family Funeral Home, PA, Cumberland, Md.


Christopher Dylan Payne, 31, of Trenton, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

He was a 2008 graduate of Dade County High School and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Trenton. Dylan was a proud employee of Walter A Wood Supply in Chattanooga, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ewell Lester “Bud” Payne, and Jewell Payne Rochester (Harvey) and Robert B. and Kathleen Howell Taylor.

Survivors include his parents, Christopher A. and Angela Taylor Payne; sisters, Jenny (Jeremy) Dalton of Summerville, and Carley (Jaymes) Weems of Trenton; niece, Shelby (James) Ramsey of Brunswick; nephews, Daemion, Devin, and Jensen Dalton of Summerville; great-nephew, Christopher Robin Ramsey of Brunswick; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Honorary pallbearers were his best friends, Dillon Hartline, Cory Winfree, Justin Oglesby, Chase Palmer, Wilbert Chapa, Carter McCormick, Matthew Harris, Jon Shelton, Jeramey Case, Taylor Everett, Chevy Christopher, Justin Camp, and Joshua Camp.

Funeral services were Sunday. Aug. 22 in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Renshaw and Bro. Billy Wallace officiating with cremation to follow. A tree will be planted in his honor.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the work family at Walter A Wood, the nurses and staff of Amedysis home health and hospice, and the Rees Skillern Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital for their unwavering care.  The family also thanks Ryan Funeral Home for their caring presence in our time of grief.

Arrangements are by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Brenda Castleberry McMahan, 66, of Rising Fawn passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.

She was born on March 3, 1955, in Trenton and was raised in Ider, Ala. Brenda was known to everyone as a kind and loving person who always had a smile on her face and would do anything for anybody. She enjoyed spending time with her family and singing in church. More than anything she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and watching them play sports. Her three grandchildren were her absolute pride and joy.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Mildred Castleberry; brother, Terry Castleberry.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, James McMahan; son, Jamey (Jessi) McMahan of Darien; grandchildren, Madi McMahan, Reagan McMahan, and Blake McMahan, all of Darien; sisters, Yvonne (Newell) Adkins of Ider, Ala., and Sandra Shipley of Bryant, Ala.; brother, Riley (Marjorie) Castleberry of Dunlap, Tenn.; sister in-law, Debra Castleberry of Bryant, Ala.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 23 at Moore Funeral Home with Jamey McMahan and Rev. Reece Fauscett officiating. Interment was in Hanna Cemetery in Rising Fawn.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Pamela Annette (McGill) Prince, 63, of Trenton, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.

Pam was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.  She was retired from a long career in nursing – first at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton with the majority of her career spent as a Critical Care Nurse in CCU at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn.  She was loved and respected by her co-workers for the care she gave to her patients, her knowledge and expertise in nursing, and most of all for her kind spirit that she gifted both to her patients and everyone else around her. Pam was a lover of Jesus, family, friends, cats, books, and she enjoyed sewing, crafting, gardening, but most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Wilford and Rebecca McGill of South Pittsburg, Tenn.; infant brother, Roy Allen McGill; brother, Terry McGill; and son, Jeremy Shannon Prince.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Shannon Prince; daughters, Tammy (Larry) Johnson, Renee (Scott) Williams, Beth (Jake) Endicott and special daughter–in–law Stephenie (Brian) Keat; 10 grandchildren; three great–grandchildren; siblings, Janie (Mickey) Wilson, Rodney (Kim) McGill, and Melissa (Darrell) Tinker; stepmother, Charlotte McGill; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 20 at the funeral home chapel with Brother Russell Prince officiating.   Burial was in Shantytown Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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