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Obituaries — Sept. 29 issue


Vivian Mae Blevins, infant daughter of Hali Mae Gilbert and Chase Christopher Blevins of Hammondville, Ala., passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

Though only here for nine days, Vivian was very strong and very loved.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Lane Blevins.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m., in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Family and friends will share testimonies.

Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Bryant chapel.

The family respectfully requests that social distancing, wearing masks, and all CDC measures be followed at the funeral home.

Please visit to view the online memorial tribute.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home in Bryant, Ala.



Linda Sue Bolton, 59, of Wildwood, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

She was born to the late N.J and Sue Bolton in Utica, Mich., on Oct. 11, 1961. A mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, she was loved by many including her customers that came into Wal-Mart. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, traveling, watching movies, crafting, and quilting.

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Galuszka; son, Wesley (Alli) Derryberry; brothers, J.R. (Judy) Bolton and Jeff (Deanne) Bolton; grandchildren, Ethan Lewandowski, Gracelinn Hegwood, Cayley Blevins, Taylor Delgado, and Kanaan Rushing; great-grandchildren, Halen and Camden; nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Ralph Thurman Johnson, 68, of Trenton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Formerly of Ringgold, Ralph was retired from McDonald’s with more than 30 years of service and was currently employed with Mapco.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred McGee Johnson; father, James Johnson, and infant brother, Thomas Johnson.

Survivors include his son, Eric (April) Johnson; grandsons, Jeremy and Camden Johnson; brother, Darrel Johnson; sister, Rhonda Johnson; uncle, T.E. McGee; cousins.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

The family received friends Friday, Sept. 24 at Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Dan Willard Slater, 81, of Flat Rock, Ala., passed away, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, life-long golfer, retired from TVA, attended East Brow Baptist Church, a loving husband, devoted father and proud grandfather and great-grandfather known as “Papa Dan” and “Papaw.”

He was preceded in death by parents, Hugh and LaVina Slater; brothers, Bill Slater, Bryce Slater, Fred Slater and Doug Slater; sister, Betty Slater Hill.

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elaine Carroll Slater; daughters, Angie (Pierre) Pilote and Danette (Terry) Higdon; daughters by marriage, Angie (David) Bain, Anita (Stan) Skipper, son by marriage, AJ Buckner; grandchildren, Kathryn (Larry) Dismukes, Amanda (Kevin) Kranz, Corey (Sarah) Skipper, Zac (Lexi) Barringer, Michael Skipper, Chloe and AnnaLynn Buckner and Austin Higdon. great-grandchildren, Thomas and Caroline Kranz and Wyatt and James Skipper; sisters, Dora (Leonard) Atkins, and Clara Scholfield; brother, John (Dale) Slater; sisters-in-law, Doris and Mary Slater; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home, 6623 Lee Highway, Chattanooga TN 37421 or online at

The family thanks everyone who prayed, called, texted or contacted the family in any way. A prayer thank-you to Dr. Margaret Morr and the dedicated staff at Highlands Hospital for their compassionate care.

Please visit to view the online memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Bryant, Ala.



Mark (Cubie) Aaron Steele, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.

Mark was born Aug. 4, 1961, to Karlene Gross Steele Hutton and the late David Steele. He loved sports and his Civil War group, State of Dade Camp 707 – Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was blessed with many friends through baseball, softball and reenacting. Mark was a kind and gentle soul who had a battle with Leukemia that was just too tough for his frail body.

Survivors include by his mother, Karlene Steele Hutton; stepfather, Jimmy Hutton; sister, Amy Steele Dalton; step–sisters, Sarah Hill and Rose Jackson; step–brother, Will Hutton; special aunt and uncle, Kathie and Mike Gross; many cousins.

A graveside service was at Bethlehem Cemetery in Trenton on Tuesday, Sept. 28, with Brother Michael Gass officiating.

Due to the recent covid outbreak, masks are respectfully requested if attending the visitation and/or funeral service.

Visit to view the online memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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