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Obituaries — Aug. 24 issue


Shirley Lee Bennett, 85, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.

She was born April 22, 1937, to the late Earl and Bonnie Robinson. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved to garden, read, and travel. She was a member of St. Lukes Catholic Church in Dahlonega and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Drakesboro, Ky. Shirley earned her Masters Degree in teaching and was Teacher of the Year in Lumpkin County. She was a member of the NEA and could be found volunteering at Central City, Ky., Food Pantry.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Max Bennett; sisters, Alma, Patsey, Anna, and Mickey; brothers, Earl C., Hub, Cecil, Dewey, and Clyde.

Survivors include her daughters, Lori Costley and Lisa Garner; grandchildren, Jamie Brown, Veronica Mahathey and Mallory Costley; great-grandchildren, Raegan Harper Brown and Declan Roger Brown; sisters, Doris Shoemake, Ruthie Dobbs, Norma Christmas, Freda Watkins, Geneva Rowe, June Karner, and Louise Ahlert; brothers, Clarence Robinson and William Robinson; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at noon Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Shiftlett and Brother Jimmy Ferguson  officiating. Interment will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4–7 p.m., ET; Sunday 11 a.m., until the funeral hour.

A special thank you to Heartline Hospice, Travis her nurse, and Sister Susan Previt.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.



Helen Maudine Bradford Everette, 83 of Lookout Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.

Helen was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, shopping, sewing, singing gospel music and all things pink.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hubert B. Everette Jr.; parents, Vernon Bradford and Virginia Anderson Bradford Clark; brother, Waddell Bradford.

Survivors include her children, Eddie (Rene) Everette, Randy (Vickie) Everette, Michael Everette, Angela Cordell; sister, Sara Gravitt; grandchildren, Eli, Kyle, Ali, Katie, Ryan, Mark and Joel; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 13 in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by W. L. Wilson and Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.



Elizabeth S. Hester, 79, of Rising Fawn, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2022.

Elizabeth “Sis” was born at home in Rising Fawn on Nov.10, 1942, to the late L.S. and Jewel Castleberry.  “Sis” was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Hester; brother, Gene Castleberry; great-granddaughter, Piper Hester.

Survivors include her sons, William (Donna) Hester, Greg (Lacy) Hester, and Jeff Hester; daughters, Amie (Doug) Hicks and Mary Gilbert; sister, Mary Lou Hatfield; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be today, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Hagler officiating.  Interment will be in Head Springs Cemetery in Valley Head, Ala.

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The family will receive friends today from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory.



William Dale Robertson, 78, of Valley Head, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.

Dale was born Sept. 25, 1943, on Lookout Mountain to the late William Edward and Mary Rose Robertson. He proudly served in the United States Air Force with the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron and was a Vietnam veteran.  Dale retired as assistant chief from the town of Lookout Mountain Tennessee Fire and Police Department after 30 years of service. He was a resident of Dade County for over 40 years, loved to fish and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He cherished his family and loved spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Jim Robertson; infant sister, Janice Ann Robertson; and stepfather, Robert Stanley.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 48 years, Candy Robertson; daughter, Tiffany (Perry) Collins; son, Eric (Jimi) Robertson; brother, Ken Robertson; grandchildren, Zac (Caitlin) Collins, Jacob (Morgan) Collins, Leah (Roy) Klosowski; great-grandchildren, Natalie Collins, C.J. Collins, Kingsley Collins, Jax Higbie and Rae Higbie, Grace Klosowski, Maddison Klosowski; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life was Saturday, Aug. 20 in Valley Head, Ala.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Enhabit Home Health and Hospice Care.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Randolph William “Randy” Tishaw, 58, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, Aug.20, 2022.

Randy was an “old soul” who had the most beautiful heart. He saw beauty in the little things that most people miss. His family misses him more than their hearts can bear but take comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering. He has been made new and is able to run and walk again and will never have to take another insulin shot. Randy was a farmer most of his life and became well known as the “Tomato Man.” He planted big gardens, loved working in his greenhouse and had many fruit and berry bushes.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl William Tishaw; grandparents, Ed and Bessie Tishaw; aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Tishaw; children, Heather Harrison (Marshal Tyson) and Ryan Tishaw (Pam Morgan); sisters, Judy (Larry) Hunt and Debbie Reeves; grandchildren, Kyleigh Wilson, Serenity Tishaw, Ella Tishaw, Kyler Harrison, Kyson Harrison; bonus grandbabies, Damian Smalley, Hadley and Dylan Wilson; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.

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