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Obituaries — June 8 issue


Franklin D. Harrison, 83, of Trenton, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022.

He served his country in the U.S. Army, enjoyed farming, NASCAR, and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He was a member of Bryant Baptist Church and often volunteered to mow the church lawn to honor and serve his Lord. Frank was born March 25, 1939 to the late William and Callie Harrison. An electrician and mechanic by trade, he owned and operated G&L Radiator and 301 Super Lube.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William Calvin Harrison and Robert Harrison; and sister, Mary Ann Mosteller.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Fran Harrison; daughter, Karen (Phillip) Etherton; son, David (Renea) Harrison; grandchildren, Zachary Harrison, Draven Harrison, Austin Brown, and Greyson Brown; great-grandchildren, Kyler Harrison, Kyson Harrison, and Kyleigh Wilson; sisters, Patsy Duffey, Judy White, and Sandra Ramsey; brothers, Johnny Harrison and Raymond Harrison; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at Moore Funeral Home, Trenton Chapel, Monday, June 6 with Brother Wayne Winters officiating. Burial was in Brown’s Gap Cemetery.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hearth Hospice, Leonard Shelton, and Brother Wayne Winters for their kindnesses and care during these difficult days.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



John L. McLean, 88, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022.

John was born April 4, 1934, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. John resided in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area for the past 30 years. McLean was an aeronautical engineer retired from the nuclear power consulting business. He was an avid sailor and spent many years living and sailing in the Cape Cod area. He was an acclaimed watercolor artist and for 12 years, he was a member of the In-town Gallery. He was a former member of the Tennessee and Georgia Water Color Societies. He has exhibited with juried shows with the Falmouth artist guild (Cape Cod) and the Georgia Water Color Society. After many years of living on the New England coast, painting coastal scenes and marshes, he changed his focus to the rural countryside, which surrounded him in Tennessee and Georgia. John was a long-time member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church where he was also a former choir member. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Annie McLean and sister, Marjorie McLean.

John is survived by his loving wife Venita, of twenty-seven years, his two sons George (Kathy) and Bill (Sharon) McLean and granddaughters Madeline and Lucy McLean. He is also survived by his stepchildren and grandchildren Glenn (Ninfa), Karen, Tori and a great-grandson, Jayden.

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A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, June 4, at the First-Centenary United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to The Centenary (an outreach program for children) in his honor.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Patricia Ann “Pat” Robertson, 71, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was much involved with animal rescue. Pat was a member of North Georgia Worship Center in Wildwood.

She was predeceased by her parents, James and Kathryn McAllister Postelle.

Survivors include her husband of 12 years, Kenneth Lynn Robertson; daughter, Linda Robertson; son, Michael Robertson; six grandchildren; sister, Paula (Walter) Hartman; and brother, James (Susan) Postelle.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Mary Elizabeth Lankford Thomas Ross, 96, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Mrs. Ross was born Aug. 21, 1925, to the late Arvilla Perry and Charles Douglas Lankford in Tracy City, Tenn. She graduated from Grundy County High School in 1943 and Middle Tennessee State University in 1964. She retired from the Dade County School System following 33 years of service. Mrs. Ross held memberships with Trenton United Methodist Church, Retired Teacher Association, N.E.A., D.E.A., and G.A.E. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend and devoted teacher. She will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Fred Thomas and Lee Doug Ross; son, Fred Douglas Thomas; daughter, Darlene Austin; sister, Adele Payne; brother, C.R. Lankford; sons-in-law, Robert Taylor and Dale Hooks; daughter-in-law, Carol Thomas; great-grandson, Little Rob Taylor.

Survivors include her children, Brenda (Glen) Levan, Winter Haven, Fla., Bobbie Taylor, Cartersville, Rosemary (Ricky) Stephens, Trenton, Fred Thomas, Trenton, Buntie Hooks, Waycross, Valerie Ross, Chattanooga, Tenn., Chuck Ross, Texas, John (Jen) Ross, Battle Ground, Wash.; son-in-law, David Austin, Ringgold; adopted brother and sister, Buddy and Teresa Wiggins, Tracy City, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren; devoted sitter, Sharon Brodie, Ringgold.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 13 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Reese Fauscett officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 12th from 2–6 p.m., and on Monday from noon until the service hour at Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



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