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Obituaries – Feb. 8 Issue


Dewey Lee Baker, 71, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

Dewey was born Jan. 23, 1952, to the late Leonard Baker Sr., and Lucille Baker Stone. He served as a patrolman for the City of Trenton in the 1980’s and retired from Combustion Engineering. After retirement, Dewey enjoyed gardening and cooking. He would often bake cakes and give them away to people. Dewey never met a stranger and was a known jokester in the community.

In addition to his parents, Dewey was preceded in death by brother, Robert D. Baker and sister in-law, Deborah Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Baker; son, Nathan (Martha) Baker; nephew that he considered a son, Bryan (Amanda) Smith; brother, Leonard (Carol) Baker Jr.; sisters in-law, Marion Baker, Lynette (Dan) Trundle, and Betty R. Hartline; grandchildren, Kaleb, Ella and Harper Baker; nieces, Sharon (Cranford) Smith, Beth Baker and Sabrina Shortt.

A Celebration of Life was Sunday, Feb. 5, 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.



Cody Dillon Edmondson, 33, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Lewisburg, Tenn.

Cody was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran on the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the U.S.S. Harry Truman during the Gulf War. He was the recipient of several commendations, including the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Navy Pistol Medal.

Cody was preceded in death by his mother, Mandy Edmondson; grandfather, James Edmondson; grandparents, Roy and Teenie Sawyer.

Survivors include his father, Donnie Edmondson, Ider, Ala.; grandmother, Elaine Edmondson, Ider, Ala.; brothers, Austin (Ashley) Edmondson and Jacob Edmondson, all of Trenton; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services were Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Payne Gap Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Dorothy Jean Taylor Johnson, 85, of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

Dorothy was born on June 28, 1937, in Marshall County, Ala., to the late Burton S. and Mary (Bower) Taylor. Loving life and people, she was always happy to talk or say hello to anyone. Along with her late husband, Lester, she enjoyed working on the farm and canning everything they grew. Dorothy loved her Lord and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved her animals and took care of many cats and dogs that people would drop off at the farm. Her family was her pride and joy and she delighted in making things for all of them.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Cartin and Louise (Bobby) Shultz; brothers, Virgil (Frances) Taylor, and Jack Taylor; two unseen grandbabies.

Survivors include her children, Cheryl Ann (Pete) Norris of Trussville, Ala., and David (Lisa) Johnson of Trenton; grandchildren, Craig Norris of Trussville, Ala., and Katie (Joe) Beach of Birmingham, Ala., Daniel Johnson of Alpharetta, and Katie Brown of Trenton; great-grandchildren, Roston and Clara Beach of Birmingham, Ala.; best friend, Carol Elkins of Ringgold.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 4 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Renshaw officiating.  Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens. Craig Norris, Daniel Johnson, Joe Beach, Pete Norris, Chris Stallings, and Tim Prince served as pallbearers.

A special thank you is extended to all that have visited, called, or even text during this hard time. Also, thanks to Hearth Hospice for their loving care. You may share condolences at her online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Gideon’s International at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



John R. Kenimer, 76, of Higdon, Ala., passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

Mr. Kenimer was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 1963-1966, and most recently employed with Walker Interiors of Chattanooga, Tenn. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Dade County Amateur Radio Club (Ham Radio).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lorena Kenimer; brothers, Paul and Teddy Kenimer; sister, Bert Minor.

Survivors include his sons, Michael (Lynnette) Kenimer, and Mark (Amanda) Kenimer, all of Trenton; granddaughter, Kaitlynn Kenimer; sister, Nancy Freeman; nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at

The family will receive friends today, Feb. 8, from 5–8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory.



Jack Wendford McCloud, 81, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.

Jack was born to the late Millard and Delia McCloud on April 17, 1941. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed the times spent with them, especially playing music with them. His hobbies included fixing lawn mowers and mowing yards. He retired from Teleflex Medical after 27 years. Jack was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Bryan Scott; daughter, Lynn McCloud; step-daughters, Linda Champion, Deborah Keith, and Teresa Emory; sisters, Bert Bobo, Janice (J.T.) Holland, Linda Shavers; brothers, Bob (Lorene) McCloud, Ed McCloud, Oneal McCloud, Curtis (Sha) McCloud; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Saturday, Feb. 4, at Ebenezer Cemetery with Pastor Gene McCoy officiating.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Eleanor Lois “Ellie” Oberg, 89, of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023.

Ellie was born April 17, 1933, to the late James Howard and Thelma Elfrieda George Murr in Alcoa, Tenn. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Clyde Oberg Jr.; and sisters, Iris Jean Wilson and Jama Ramey.

Survivors include her children, Kathy (Larry) Stoffel, Lisa (Philip) Bell, and Stephen (Brandy) Oberg; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Trenton Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Gary Bell officiating. Interment was at Magnolia Cemetery in Maryville, Tenn.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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