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Obituaries — Dec. 29 issue


Tommy Carroll Blevins, 81, of Rising Fawn, passed away Monday, Dec. 20.

Tommy was a member of Rising Fawn Baptist Church and retired from Siemens in Fort Payne, Ala.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph M. and Edna Adkins Blevins; daughter, Sherry Blevins; and brother, Ronnie Blevins.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Laura White Blevins; son, Danny (Barbara) Blevins, all of Rising Fawn; sister, Patsy Brown, Rainsville, Ala.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 23 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tommy Crider, Rev. Jerry Adkins, and Rev. Robby Dunn officiating.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Samuel Eugene Fowler, 58, of Lookout Mtn., passed away December 24 at Memorial Hospital. He was born July 15, 963 in LaFayette to the late Don Fowler and Mary Wilkes. Sam loved working on HVAC. He loved electrical work and will be remembered as a great man. He was loved by family, friends and all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

In addition to his father, Sam was preceded in death by his grandfather, Debs Fowler; his grandmother, Ruth Fowler; son, Donald Eugene Fowler, Jr.; sister, Donna Fowler; and cousin, Ray Veal.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Mary Wilkes; sons, Sam Jr. and Heath Fowler and his beloved girlfriend, Carla Sloan.

Graveside services were held Dec. 26 at Mount Olive Cemetery on Lookout Mtn.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Pennie Kathryn (Bauer) Lawson of Flat Rock, Ala. went to be with her Heavenly Father at the age of 64 on December 23. Pennie was surrounded by her loving husband, daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.

Pennie was born on February 12, 1957, to Roy and Peggie Bauer in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene College in 1979. She later went on to earn her Master of Education in Elementary Education from University of West Georgia and her Degree of Educational Specialist in 2009 from Nova Southeastern University. She was a lifelong educator who was passionate about teaching and took pride in making learning fun and engaging while showing love and compassion to every child who entered her classroom. She retired from education in 2015. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and helping with church ministries.

Pennie was a member of Trenton United Methodist Church. She was strong in her faith and led by example in every aspect of her life. She was the epitome of the hands and feet of Christ and always willing to help those in need, even if that meant putting her own needs aside. Pennie was blessed with the gift of hospitality. She and her husband have opened their hearts and their home to countless strangers, family, and friends, providing a loving, comfortable, and welcoming space for all who visited.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Eugene Bauer, and mother, Peggie Sue (Pender) Bauer.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Lawson; daughters Summer (Dennis) Kelley, Autumn Jewell, and Kelly (Tim) Francis; grandchildren William, Katie, Thomas, and Ashleigh Kelley, Kritter Jewell, and Tessa Lou and Trudy Francis; great grandchild Beckett Kelley; brother Wayne (Virginia) Bauer; sister Debbie Bauer; countless aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews as well as a large extended family and close family friends.

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Celebration of her life will take place at Trenton United Methodist at 10:00 a.m. today.

Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.



William Walter Lee, 90, of Bryant, Ala. passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 25. He was born April 16, 1931 in Bridgeport, Ala. to the late Bob and Rubye McDonald Lee. William worked many years and retired for Brach Candy Company in Chattanooga.  He was a member of Straightway Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Martha White Lee; sons, Gerald W. Lee and Billy E. Lee; grandson, Eric Lee and sisters, Daisy Lou Tritschler, Nellie Marie Grider and Bobbie Jean Hilgendorf.

Funeral services were held December 28 at the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Gary Bone officiating.

Internment was at Lakewood Memory Gardens East in Chattanooga.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.


Nellie Marie Moore, 84, of Trenton, passed away Monday, Dec. 20.

She was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Section, Ala., to the late Timothy Paul Baugh and Rosie Mae Stephens.  Nellie worked for many years at Shaw and retired from there. She loved her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Vonnie Hall, and brothers, Leon and James David Baugh.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, David Moore; daughter, Teresa Carol (Hugh) Pinkleton; son, Bruce David Moore; sisters, Willean Holcomb, Jewell (William) Graham and Shelia (Curtis) Sims; brother, Stanley (Bobbie) Baugh; granddaughter, Ashley Marie Pinkleton; and great-granddaughter, Shyia.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Dec. 23 at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Henry Daniel “Danny” Parrish, 75, of New Salem, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 after an extended illness. He was born February 8, 1946 in Chickamauga, to the late Manuel and Elaine Parrish. He grew up in Chattanooga Valley and graduated from there in 1965. Danny served four years in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid during the Vietnam War. He married the late Barbara Gray Parrish and had three children; Casey (Michael) Newton of New Salem, Tim (Tena) Parrish of High Point and late infant son Corey Parrish.  He worked for Cobble Brothers in Chattanooga, TN and retired from Roper Corporation in Lafayette, GA.  Danny spent his adult life on Lookout Mountain in New Salem and was an avid fisherman and Atlanta Braves fan.  He loved his family and will be dearly missed.

In addition to his wife, son and parents, Danny was preceded in death by his brother, Randy Parrish.

He is also survived by his sister, Sandra Jenkins, five grandchildren, Tyler and Sydney Newton, Destin, Taylor and Hannah Parrish, sister in-laws, Doris Davis and Nina Wildman; and brother in-law, Super Gray.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM ET on Thursday, December 30 at Moore Funeral Home in Trenton, GA.  He will be laid to rest at Hawkins Cemetery in New Salem..

The family will receive friends today from 3:00 – 7:00 at the funeral home.

The funeral service will be livestreamed at

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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