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Obituaries – Nov. 2 Issue


Rosa “ Rose “ Elizabeth Bennett, 86, of Whiteside, Tenn., passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.

Rose was an amazing daughter, wife, mother, and Nanny. She was a member of Whiteside Baptist Church where she spent many years singing hymns and praising our Lord. Throughout her years she raised many children who came through her door as well as her own children and grandchildren. She devoted her life to being a housewife, where she could spend every minute with her children and grandchildren.

Rose enjoyed many things in her life. She never missed a Tennessee Vol’s game, enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Hattie Pearl Boatfield; husband, Harvey Leon Bennett; daughters, Teresa Ann Keahey and Alice Greenrock; brothers and sisters.

Survivors include daughters, Angela Lynn Childress, Kimberly Ann White, and Deborah Long; son, John Ford; sister, Kathleen Vaughn; six grandchildren, 10 great–grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 27 in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in Hooker Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Mavis Louise Cloud, 83, of Trenton, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Mavis was born Nov. 23, 1938, in Flat Rock, Ala., to the late Gordan and Lillie Shrader Johnson. She retired from Buster Brown in Henagar, Ala., after many years of service. She was a talented artist who enjoyed oil painting, checkers and dancing. Mavis was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Cloud; brothers, Lionel and Glenn Johnson; and boyfriend of 30 years, Millard Evers.

Survivors include her children, Sharon (Don) Smothers and Dewayne (Doris) Cloud; siblings, Doris (Dee Dee) Russell and Paul Johnson; grandchildren, Christie (Allen) Taylor and Kasie Cloud; great-grandchildren, Cory and Chloe Taylor; cousin, Mary Lois Gray; nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 31at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Bryant, Ala.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.



Christopher Lee “Bruzer” Holifield, 48, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, Oct.30, 2022.

Chris joined the City of Trenton Fire Department at the age of 14 in 1987 and later served as lieutenant. He worked many years at Gill Manufacturing and was a member of Trenton First Baptist Church. Chris loved being a stay-at-home father for many years after he was no longer able to work. He could be seen around the community in his red golf cart after he could no longer drive. He enjoyed time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and attending the annual Georgia/Tennessee football game with Larry Moore, Dell Nelson and Dusty Nelson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gary and Eunice Holifield and Leonard and Linda Jeffery; sister, Cheryl Little; brother, Jeff Jeffery.

Survivors include his children, Loren Holifield and Brady Holifield; the mother of his children, Michele Holifield; Mimi, Margaret Barton; bonus daughter, Molly Trantham; sisters, Amy (Elbert) Williams and Christy Smith; brother, Kenny (Nancy) Jeffery; nieces and nephews; loyal friend, Mickey Moore; and lifelong friends and fire department brotherhood.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.  Interment will be at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Calvary Chapel Chattanooga Men’s Renew fund: or Champion’s for Huntington’s Disease non-profit:

The family would like to thank Dade Health and Rehab for their years of love and care and Tapestry Hospice.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Effie Earline Lea, 74, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022.

Earline was born Dec. 24, 1947, in Paint Rock, Ala., to the late Ruford and Fannie Mae Pennington Atchley. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that endured many hardships throughout her life but remained a strong, loving, independent woman with a great personality. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Greg Lea; several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Roy Lea; daughters, Kathy (Chris) Moore, Janet “Journie” Lea, and JoAnn Lea; son, Michael Lea; grandchildren Rory Lea, Dewayne Moore, Anna (Logan) Smith, Brittany Sanders, Sarah (Samuel) Stone, Erika Rodriguez, Melina Rodriguez, Chasity Moore, Blaine Sanders, Tanis Lea, Tegan Lea, Ryker Lea, Zander Lea; five great-grandchildren; sister, Erma Venable; brothers, Donald (Deanna) Atchley, Roy Atchley, Harold (Sue) Atchley; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Graveside service was at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Bryant, Ala.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.



Mary Rose Moore, 88, of New Salem, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.

Mary Rose was a loving wife, mother, granny and grandma. She was a resident of the New Salem community and a member of New Salem Methodist Church. She spent her life serving others. As a young wife, she was a Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout leader. Mary Rose worked as a caregiver and was always willing to help others. She was a member of the Trenton-Dade Optimist Club having served at one time as president and later as Lt. Governor of her zone of the Georgia State Optimist. She loved animals, gardening, travel and visiting with her neighbors. Above all, she loved God her Savior and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollie C. Moore; parents, Thomas and Lula Lowery Cook; daughter, Ola Gayle Moore; and siblings, Martha Eula Haggy, Lula Joyce Sweis, Nola Elizabeth McHone, Merble Quincetta Bookout, Gena Robin Smith, and James Carson Cook.

Survivors include her children, Walter (Angie) Moore and Claudia (Charlie) Pridgen; grandchildren, Frank (Mayet) Pridgen, Tiffany (Ross) Kirby, April (Michael) Crumley, and Colton Moore; great-grandchildren, Connor Kirby, Riley Kirby and Keiyo Pridgen; siblings, Thomas Cook Jr. and Jewell (George) Frasier; sister in-laws, Althea Moore and Joann “Tootsie” Roach.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Jim Blaylock officiating. Interment will be at Hawkins Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 4–8 p.m., and on Friday from 11–1 pm.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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