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Obituaries — May 25 issue


Wyatt Cash Case, infant son of Madison and D.J. Case of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

In addition to his parents survivors include his brother, Pryor; grandparents, LaShawn Case of Lookout Mountain, Jada and Royce Case of Sand Mountain, and Kathy and Tony Gossett of Rising Fawn; great–grandmothers, Patricia Bailey of Lookout Mountain, Rachel Meeks of Rising Fawn and Janet Gossett of Trenton; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Norma Jean Stephens, 64, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022.

She was a loving mother and a cherished grandmother. Everyone that knew her was consumed by the beauty of the light she gave the world. She had a wonderful sense of humor and would give to anyone in need. She was an amazing mother who was always there when needed. Her nickname was Jean Diner and also known to many as Momma Jean.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel May Jones and father, Robert Lee Morgan, both of Trenton, grandson,John Edward Daniel Ford.

Survivors include her children, Brenda Louise Stephens of Trenton, John Paul Roy and wife, Jonie Ehle Roy of Peoria, Ill., and Danny Joe Pierce Jr., and wife, Tabitha Michelle Morrison-Pierce of Trenton; grandchildren, Christopher Allan Ford, Allison Pauline Pierce, Abigail Penelope Pierce, and Danny Joe Pierce Ill.; brothers, Carlos Morgan, Richard Morgan, Steven Morgan, Billy Morgan, and Robert Morgan; sisters: Shirley Howard, Helen Straughn, Brenda McFalls, Ruth Mahan, and Stella Louise Morgan; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday May 24in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Arlan Weldon officiating. Interment was at Ford Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.



Gene “Papa” Stone, 90, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Gene was born the youngest of nine siblings in Fort Payne, Ala., in 1932. After serving in the Army during the conflict in Korea, he met Juanita who became his life partner and wife of 70 years. Later he and Juanita began their journey together by becoming lifelong residents of Red Bank, Tenn., and starting a family. His full career was spent working at BASF. After retirement, he still harbored an itch to work, leading him to clerking several more years for Ken’s Liquor Store. Gene will be remembered for his devotion to family, humble bragging to friends, colleagues and customers regarding the successes of all of his grandchildren, and tireless rooting for Vols football.

He is preceded by his parents, Joe B. and Emma; brothers, Troy, Earn, Richard, John, Harold, and Carl; sisters, Lois and Emma Joe.

Survivors include his wife Juanita Stone; children, Tina Stone, Mark (Maria) Stone, Danny (Sheila) Stone; several grandchildren.

A service to celebrate his life was Tuesday, May 24 at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel. A graveside service was held at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bill Harvey officiating.

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Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, Hixson, Tenn.

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