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Obituaries – Nov. 16 Issue


Angela Marie Brown, 58, of Lookout Valley, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

She was born Nov. 21, 1963. Angela was raised in Dade County, and was a loving wife, amazing mother, a doting Nanny, and an extraordinary friend.  She was of the Christian faith and made her amends with the Lord a long time ago.  For years she cooked and waited tables at the old Mountain Manor Restaurant and never met a stranger, leaving her mark on all those around her.  Angie will be loved and missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. Brown, Sr., and Catherine M. Wilson Brown; brothers, Paul Wayne Brown, and William “Claude” Brown, Jr.; nephews, Rodney Little, Randall Cole, and Jason Brock.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Robert L. Brown, Jr.; daughters, Marie (Garrett) McFall and Kaytee (Richard) Brown; son, Ken (Amy) Brown; grandchildren, Randall Conner, Jade Brown, Alyssa Ellis, Gage Brown, Braxton McFall, Blake Ellis, Paicyn Davis, Kamden McFall, and Rhylan Patty; sisters, Pat (Mike) Gross, Janine Cecil, Faye (Bill) Lynn, Margie (Ricky) Little, Pam (Kenny) Brewer, and Rita Broyles Cole; brother, Alvin “Charlie” Brown; cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Wildwood Community Center in Wildwood for those that would like to pay their respects.

An online guestbook may be signed at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Della Opal Chrenko, 83, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.

Opal enjoyed cooking, sewing, ceramics, Bingo, shopping, and spending time with family, especially grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Her proudest accomplishment was being “Grandmama.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Al Chrenko; grandson, Bobby Joe Holcomb; parents, Willie Emma Rodgers Holcomb and Polk Richard Holcomb; siblings, Grace Holcomb, Carl Richard Holcomb, Mary Jane Bonds, Miller Hugh Holcomb, Mildred Lou Smith, and Emma Delilah Carden.

Survivors include her daughters, Donna Kay (Ron) Wesley and Debbie Hila Holcomb; son, Doyle Willis (Janie) Holcomb; grandchildren, Alisha (Jason) Blair, Mike Holcomb, Katie (Will) Wilbanks, Belinda Holcomb, Patrick (Sara) Wesley, Dana (Daniel) Watts, DJ (Amanda) Pace, Dustin Pace, Dillon (Heather) Pace, Donovan (Ansleigh) Long, Dalton Long; 21 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nurses and care givers of Hearth Hospice for their loving care during this time.

Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Interment was at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Lookout Mountain.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home Trenton.



Norma Berniece Daniel Edwards, 90, of Trenton, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.

She was a member of Sand Mountain United Methodist Church for over 62 years and served as a Sunday school teacher and was  a member of the United Methodist Women. She was employed by 3M Company for several years and was a 1949 graduate of Davis High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Edwards; parents, Norman and Hester Crisp Daniel; daughters, Peggy West and Shirley Ann Edwards; brothers, Allen Daniel, Coy Daniel, and Lindberg Daniel; sister, Jewell Cox.

Survivors include her daughter, Chrystal (Larry) Wheeler of Trenton; son, Earl Edwards of Trenton; grandchildren, Erik Wheeler, Emily (Patrick) Cannon, Brian (Christina) West, Lauren (Jared) Berry, and Charly Edwards, great-grandchildren Breckin Lewis, Exton Berry, Lyla Berry; nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be shared at

Funeral services were Monday Nov. 14, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Williams and Rev. Chris Dover officiating. Interment was in Browns Gap Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.




Willie Michael Ellis, 72, of Rising Fawn, passed away Saturday, Nov.5th, 2022.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also had a heart for animals, especially his cats. Willie was a veteran of the United States Army and served for 28 years. He toured in Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Willie is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Pamela McDonald Ellis; and his parents, Willie and Ruby Roberts Ellis.

Survivors include his daughter, Leabertia (Jeff) Kent; son, Frazier Ellis; sister, Pat (Jay) Cookston; brother, Gary (Gigi) Ellis; grandchildren, Trinity Higgins, Kelvin Ellis, and Wyatt Kent; great-grandchild, Lillith Higgins; nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Glenda Keith for her special friendship.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Clyde Douglas “Bunk” Forester, 96, of the New Salem community, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.

He was born to the late John Lyde and Lillie Forester on Nov. 1, 1926. Bunk was a proud U.S. Navy veteran who served his country in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was retired from the Tennessee-American Water Company and was always deeply involved in agricultural pursuits. From helping his mother truck farm as a small child to growing crops and raising cattle as an adult, Bunk always nurtured his ties to the land.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Vonnie; parents; brothers Jack and Freeman Forester.

He is survived by daughters Kathy (Terry) Adkins, June (Joel) McCormick, Kim and Christy Forester; grandchildren, Amonie (Neal) Shavers, Kerry (DJ) Starling, Cole (Samantha) Adkins, Carter (Paula) McCormick, Canaan McCormick, Maddie (Tyler) Hughes, and Christian Smith; great–grandchildren Jett, Riley and Everly Shavers; Henry, Hollis and Haisley Starling; Calla Adkins and Anika McCormick; nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Hearth Hospice for their compassionate care and express much love and appreciation to Angie Dunwoody for her steadfast devotion and unfailing support.

Funeral services will be held at 11 today, Nov. 16, at Moore Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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