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Obituaries — June 1 issue


Sue Arms Brown, 79, of Dunlap, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

She was born on Oct. 2, 1942, to the late Ed and Mildred Arms in Chattanooga, Tenn. Ms. Brown was of the Baptist faith and lived on Cagle Mountain in Dunlap, worked in retail sales, and loved working in the yard with her flowers, gardening, and mowing the lawn. She also loved playing and loving her pets and family get-togethers. She was so proud and loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Arms, and son, Rem Hunt.

Survivors include her partner of 32 years, Charles; daughters, Tamara Hunt and Lysa (Eric) Scealf; sons, Corky Brown and Joe (Kim) Brown; 15 grandchildren (including their spouses); 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

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A celebration of life will be Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. at 2339 Creek Road, Trenton.

Arrangements by to Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton, Ga.



Mary Jo Watts Guffey, 79, of Lookout Mountain, passed Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

A resident of the Dade County area for more than 60 years, Mary Jo was born in Scottsboro, Ala., to Dallas Freeman “Buddy” Watts and the former Reba Frances Hendrickson. The family had north Alabama roots; however, they lived in Gary, Ind., where Mary Jo’s father worked in the steel industry. At around the age of 16, Mary Jo received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in the basement of the old Black Oak Church in Black Oak, Ind. From that day until her last, she dedicated her life to serving her Savior.
In 1960, Mary Jo married Kenneth Wayne Guffey, and to this union was born two daughters, Lisa Gaye, and Deanna Lynn. Mary Jo was a nurturing and attentive mother, who taught her daughters many skills that would serve them well in their adult lives. Mary Jo was a devoted and loving wife to Wayne, whose many tasks and responsibilities throughout their lives kept the couple busy and an on the go.  While her children were in school, Mary Jo volunteered and substituted in the school.  She worked very hard in the Scenicland Church, cooking for church dinners, as well as for the sick, bereaved, and widowed throughout the community. Almost exactly a year ago, the couple was parted only by death when Wayne finished his battle with cancer on May 29, 2021. The grief of her children is buffered by the comfort in knowing that she will now be laid to rest beside of their father, and that together they will be raised to meet their eternal reward in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; parents, Buddy and Reba Watts; siblings, Shirley Mason, Donald “Donny” Watts, and Judy Isbell.

Survivors include her children, Lisa Bailey and Dee and Jeff Duke; grandchildren, Nicole and Chad Floyd, Cressida Bailey, and Katie Jo and Brandon Kinsey; great-grandchildren, Zoe Floyd, Xander Floyd, Arlee Daniels, Olivia Daniels, and Jax Kinsey; sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Mike Neal; honorary son, Ervin Thomas; extended.

Funeral service was Friday, May 27 at Moore’s Funeral Home with Bro. William Cantrell and Bro. Jeff Duke officiating. Interment was at Lake Hills Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Timothy Johnson, 45, of Trenton, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022.

Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Ringgold High School and had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area.  He was a welder by trade and loved fishing and the Tennessee Vols.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Vickie Wade; aunt and uncle, Tammy and David Anderson, all of Trenton; father and step-mother, Claude and Carolyn Johnson of LaVergne, Tenn.; step-brother, Donnie (Shauna) Altizer; uncles, Jim and Bobby Johnson; aunt, Melva Johnson; two nephews, one niece, and several cousins.

Funeral services were Friday, May 27 in the funeral home chapel with Brother Waymon Chambers officiating. Interment was in Sarah’s Chapel Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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