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Obituaries — Nov. 3 issue


Nathan “Mack” Leverett, 71, of Rising Fawn, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.

Mr. Leverett was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Leverett; mother, Ida Crisp; brother, Jerry Leverett; sister, Kim Rollins; great-granddaughter, McKinslie Dabbs.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Leverett; daughters, Doris Leverett, Pansy (Brian) Branham, and Jennifer (Gage) Humphery; son, Nathan (Erin) Leverett; three brothers, four sisters, three grandsons, seven granddaughters, one great-grandson, and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 30 in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Charles Edmonds officiating. Interment was in Miller Cemetery, Rising Fawn.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Waveolee H. Phillips, 89, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

Mrs. Phillips was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Lee Phillips; parents, Dock and Vinnie Avans Stephens; brothers, C.W. Stephens, L.J. Stephens, and Doyle Stephens; sister, Amailee Price.

Survivors include her children, Wonda (Earl) Heard, Sylvania, Ala., Donny (Rebecca) Phillips, Gaylesville, Ala., Jimmy (Jeanette) Phillips, Cleveland, Tenn., and Mike (Sharon) Phillips, Trenton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Sunday, Oct. 31 at New Hope Cemetery, Rosalie, Ala., with Pastor Carroll Allen officiating.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.


Easlee Craig Poole, 93, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

Mrs. Poole was a native of Acworth but had resided the last 70 years on Lookout Mountain. She was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Harrison, Tenn., but attended Payne’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working her garden, canning, cooking, and sewing, but most importantly, taking care of her large family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Lee and Alver Watkins Craig; husband, James B. Poole; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Shirley Gann; grandsons, Lynn Gann, Randy Gann, Scotty, Darwin, and James Britton Gann; four sisters, and two brothers.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Larry (Sandra) Gann, Edna Lusk Ford, and Sharon Sylvester; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Payne’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Melissa Spiers officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

A special thanks is extended to North Georgia Home Health Care and Amedisys Hospice for the excellent care given the last few months, and her grandson, Ronald Lusk, for giving the last six years of his life to the care and well-being of his grandmother.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Sara Agnes “Sib” Duvall Stewart, 92, of Trenton, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.

Born April 24, 1929, to Andrew Lee Duvall and Addie Roberson Duvall, Sib was the eighth of 13 children. Sib and her siblings were raised in Rock Spring and LaFayette where she met her late husband, Richard Anderson Stewart. They married on Christmas Day 1947 and raised five children.

Nana, as she was affectionately referred to by her children and grandchildren, was admired for her kind heart, independence, life of simplicity and her unwavering loyalty to her family. She was a wonderful cook and avid gardener. She worked alongside her sister, Annie Duvall Ridge, who owned and operated Ann-Other Florist on the Courthouse Square in Trenton, for years creating beautiful arrangements. She continued to work at the florist after new owners took over the business until her retirement. She spent her retirement doing yard work, gardening, cooking and babysitting grandchildren and great–grandchildren.

Sib was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Anderson (Dick) Stewart; brothers, John and Tom Duvall; sisters, Helen Kelsey, Pauline Hurd, Clara Romer, Edith Cook, Dot Smith, Kat Capers, Annie Ridge; son-in-law, Johnny Suits Sr.

Survivors include her children, Chris Suits, Cathy Cureton, Clay (Laurie) Stewart, Carey (Susie) Stewart & Craig (Carola) Stewart; grandchildren, Laura Cureton Cross, Johnny Suits Jr., Lee Cureton, Adam (Katie) Stewart, Aaron (Helen) Stewart, Kali (Dan) Cannon, Katie (Austin) Hale, Blake (Erica) Stewart, and Baylor Stewart; great­–grandchildren, Maverick (Hannah) Suits, Zach Cross and Beth Cross; great­–great grandchildren, Addie Stewart, Juliette Stewart, Henry Stewart, Benjamin Stewart, Averi Hale, Carley Cannon, Claire Cannon and Andi Hale; great–great–great granddaughter, Evie Suits; siblings, Jenny Duvall Davis, Dan Duvall, and Brenda Duvall Campbell; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Tapestry Hospice, Ann Hall Avina and Shelby Maddox for their incredible care they gave and the love and compassion they showed her.

A memorial service was Thursday, Oct. 28 at Moore Funeral Home with Ricky Studdard officiating. Interment was in Trenton Baptist Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.


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