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Obituaries — March 2 issue


Terry Lynn Cameron, 72, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

He was born March 1, 1949, to the late Floyd and Alline Neal Cameron. Terry was passionate about the outdoors and enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He loved all his friends, family and was a special uncle to so many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Hartline Cameron; niece, Holly Chappelear; and brothers-in-law, Frank Chappelear and Kenneth Stevens.

Survivors include his sisters, Helen Chappelear and Debbie Stevens; brother, Danny (Sheri) Cameron; stepdaughters, Tracy Brock and Torina Brewer; special aunt, Margaret Kirby; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Jim Blaylock and niece Amanda Lilley officiating. Interment was at Hawkins Cemetery on Lookout Mountain.

Visit to share expressions of sympathy and view his memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Marilyn Gayle Christopher, 84, of Trenton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.

Mrs. Christopher was retired from the Dade County School System following 30 years of service and was a member of the Hooker Church of Christ. A loving wife, mama, and nanny to her grandson, Christopher, and her “grandkittens” Tiger and Sweetie, she was an avid reader and never had enough books on hand. Marilyn loved her “search-a-word” puzzles, enjoyed her “ball games” and ESPN was her channel of choice.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis O. Christopher; parents, Baxter and Nancy Lee Clark.

Survivors include her children, Vicky (Lloyd) Abercrombie of Ringgold, and DeDe (Jim) Humphrey of Wildwood; grandson, Christopher Williams of Ringgold; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 26 in the Ryan Funeral Home chapel with Frank Parker, Johnny Holman, and Steve Holloway officiating. Interment was at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Please visit her online guestbook at to share thoughts & memories.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Dorothy Eyre Dameron, 95, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Friday, Feb.18, 2022.

Dorothy was born July 11, 1926, to Robert and Alice Jones Eyre in Chester, Pa. She married Raymond Dameron (deceased) in 1947. Dorothy had a passion for teaching. She taught Greek at Covenant College, kindergarten at Lookout Mountain Elementary School and after retirement with the READ adult literacy program in Chattanooga, Tenn. She spent a brief time in China as an English instructor. She was a member of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church. She loved to read, travel, do crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, and tend to her plants.

Survivors include her daughter, Beth (Randy) Carroll; grandchildren, Laura (Eric) Allen, Jennifer (Daniel) Lautzenheiser, and Seth (Morgan) Fearnow; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ethan and Ben.

A memorial service at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church will be Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. Burial will be later at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visitation will precede the service at 10 a.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Dameron-Carroll Scholarship at Covenant College or to Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Phillip Maurice Gass, Sr., 85, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

Phillip retired from Combustion Engineering following 30 years of service and then worked for T.V.A. for 10 years before his second retirement. He was a member of Magby Gap Church of Christ and Trenton Masonic Lodge #179 F&AM.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Delia Crisp Gass; son, Phillip Maurice Gass, Jr.; sisters, June Gass Smith, Gwendolyn Gass McBryar and Myra Gass Kesler; brothers, Keith, Dwight, and Darrell Gass.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Lee Gass; daughter, Deloris Gass, Dayton, Tenn.; granddaughter, Nichole Barbee (Bryan) Mackey, St. Pittsburg, Tenn.; great-granddaughters, Meagan and Madison Mackey; brother, Benny (Carolyn) Gass; special brother-in-law, Fred Mercer; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services ere Sunday, Feb. 27 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Lowell “Dick” Hillis officiating. Burial was in New Home Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, Trenton.



Nancy Carole Hicks, 84, of Wildwood, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

She was born July 3, 1937, in Hazel Green, Ala., to the late Woodrow and Irene Williamson. She retired from Coors Electronics in Chattanooga, Tenn., after many years of service. Nancy enjoyed reading, bird watching and spending time with her family. She was an awesome mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hicks.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, James (Cathy), Tim (Cindy), Mark (Andria); grandsons, Chris, Chad, Tony and Tyler Hicks; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Ty, and Haylee Hicks; sister, Elouise Brazer; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 25 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Simmons officiating. Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Cindy Moorehead and the staff at Hospice of Chattanooga for the wonderful care and love they gave.

Please visit to share expressions of sympathy and view her memorial tribute.

Arrangements entrusted to Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Mrs. Kila Sizemore Rewcastle, 68, of Henagar, Ala., passed away on Sat., Feb. 26, at Noland Hospital.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, Jim and Stella Sizemore; aunt, Rosie Durham; brother, Wallace Sizemore; and parents-in-law, Bill and Lennie Rewcastle.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Rewcastle; daughter: Amy Crump (Kevin); grandchildren: Taylor Carter (Jesse), Jordan Guillie (Zach), Austin Crump, Emma Crump, Eli Crump; great-grandson, Boyd Carter; sisters, Janie Lewis and Cynthia Tripp; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 1 in the Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Darryl Sears officiating.

Interment was in Mountain Home Cemetery.

Arrangements by Kerby Funeral Home, Henagar, Ala.



Charles “Chuck” Hubert Shankles, 86, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.

Chuck was born October 12, 1935, in Fort Payne, Ala., to the late Charlie and Mildred Shankles. He was a longtime member and usher at Highland Park Baptist Church. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Glidden Paint after 40 years of service. Chuck loved his family and friends dearly and will be remembered by his humble and tender ways, his contentment and happiness in life, his love of travel, sports, music, and movies, but mostly his love for the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Lee Shankles and brother-in-law, Bill Bradford.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Evelyn Shankles; son, Charles Hubert Shankles Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Stephanie Shankles Andrews (Chris), Signal Mountain, Tenn.; sister, Helen Bradford, Trenton; grandchildren, Marion and Lily Andrews; sister-in-law, Dell Shankles, Yorktown, Va.; cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 7 at Graceworks Church with his nephew and Pastor Michael Prettyman officiating. Interment was at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Navy.

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

The family would like to thank the staff at Hearth Hospice for years of care and compassion.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Ft. Oglethorpe.

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