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Obituaries – July 19 Issue


Linda Sue Hawkins Bradford, 76, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2023.

Linda’s was a graduate of Erlanger School of Nursing and UTC Chattanooga. Throughout her career, she pursued further education and achieved several advanced certificates from different colleges. During her professional journey, Linda served as Nurse Manager at the Walker County Health Department and later at the Dade County Health Department before retiring. Linda’s love for adventure took her to 18 countries and 48 states. She found solace in reading and singing convention music. Linda was a member of Trenton Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert Dion Bradford; parents, Gene and Nell Hawkins; brother, Douglas Hawkins.

Survivors include her son, Bruce Dion (Debbie) Bradford of Cleveland, Tenn.; brother, Jim (Peggy) Hawkins of Valley Head, Ala.; godsons, Bobby (Lacy) Bradford and Jeremy (Lori) Wheeler; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life was Tuesday, July 18, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Will and Amy Garrett. Interment will be at Hanna Cemetery in Rising Fawn.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Legacy of Cleveland and Hearth Hospice for their compassionate care during Linda’s final days.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hanna Cemetery Trust Fund, P.O. Box 163, Rising Fawn, GA 30738.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be left at

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Mary Jean Collins of St. Mary’s passed away Thursday, July 13, 2023.

Mrs. Collins graduated from Western High School in Coweta County in 1964. She earned her real estate license and was employed by CH2M Hill in Sandy Springs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Smith Allen; brothers, Edward Allen and Bobby Allen.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Collins; sons, Joshua (Jennifer) Collins, Nampa, Ind., and John-Paul (Angelia) Collins, Blairsville; daughter, Elizabeth Anne (Bryan) Reeves, St. Mary’s; granddaughters, Caitlin Jean Collins, Covington, and Rilee Anne Reeves, St. Mary’s; grandson, James Johnny Collins, Pike County; sister, Patricia (Barry) Irwin, Trenton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 16, in the funeral home chapel with Martha Wilson and Tonya Ortkiese officiating. Interment was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Sonya Daniels, 53, of Trenton, passed away Monday, July 10, 2023.

Sonya was of the Baptist faith, never met a stranger, and loved everyone.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert “Bob” Wood, Sr.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Donald Daniels; children, Stormie (Jon) Shadrick and Caylas Daniels; grandchildren, Brynlee Shadrick and Jaxon Shadrick; mother, Juanita Stephens Wood; brother, Kendall (Natasha) Wood; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott Daniels, 54, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at his home in Trenton. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, on July 6, 1969, to the late Brother Johnny and Regina Andrews Daniels. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, Pop Pop, friend, and pastor.

Brother Jeff dedicated 32 years of his life to his pastoral work. He served as a pastor at White Oak Baptist Church in Trenton for many years. Additionally, he shared his ministry at Suck Creek Baptist and South Rossville Baptist. Brother Jeff’s commitment to serving others and spreading the gospel was evident throughout his life. He furthered his passion for ministry by achieving a Doctorate in Pastoral Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Kim Daniels; children, Nicole (Jared) Thompson and Scott Daniels; grandchildren, Dylan Thompson, Ridge Thompson, and Kimmie Daniels; aunt, Carolyn Phillips; special cousin, Kay Honea; and other extended family.

Funeral services were Friday, July 14, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Eddy Rushing and Reverend Jared Thompson officiating. Interment was at Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park in Rossville.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Brandy, Crystal, and the staff at Hearth Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorial donations may be made to White Oak Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1078, Trenton, GA 30752 to continue spreading the gospel.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be left at

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Courtlynn Ruth Hill, 16 months, passed away July 15, 2023.

Courtlynn’s time on earth was short, but so rewarding to everyone who came into contact with her. Courtlynn arrived on earth with big plans of her own way before her planned birthday. She started her life fighting daily, but never stopped smiling and impacting others lives.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Ronnie “Booger” Reeves; great-grandmother, Patricia “Nonny” McClure; cousin, Austin Gray.

Survivors include her parents, Colton and Mariah Hill; sister, Callie Mae Hill; brothers, Jayce and Kase Hill; grandparents, Joey and Lowanna Vaughan, Patrick and Kassie McClure, and Duke Hill; great-grandparents, Joy Alvarado, Eddie and Faye Hardin, Beth Reeves, and Kermit and Alojean Vaughan; aunts and uncles, Makayla and Justin Marshall, Ashton Vaughan, and Justin Vaughan; cousins, Jace Charles Marshall, Madilyn Gass, and Jasper Vaughan.

A special thanks to those who responded and cared for Courtlynn in the recent days; Erlanger TC Thompson NICU and PICU staff, Dr. Rachael Tindell, nurses Maddie and Tamaya, Dade County EMS, Dade County Sheriff’s Department, especially Dennis Kelley and Alex Case.

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Funeral services will be today, July 19, at noon in the chapel of Ryan Funeral Home with Minister Randy Tinker officiating. Interment will follow in Trenton Baptist Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m., until noon Wednesday at Ryan Funeral Home. Trenton.



Juanita Elaine Wade, 75, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Friday, July 14, 2023.

She was born in Nashville, Tenn., on July 14, 1947, to the late Maurice Calvin and Uriel VanCampen Guest.

Juanita will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and friend. Her kind and compassionate nature left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Juanita found solace and fulfillment in her faith as a member of Floral Crest Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Joe Wade; daughter, Jessica Wade Albritton; two brothers; one sister; nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be left at

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Danny James York, 59, of Trenton, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023.

He was born in Chattanooga, TN on January 6, 1964 to Carolyn Woolbright York and Kenneth W. York, Sr.

Danny graduated from Northwest Georgia High School in 1982. During his time there, he excelled as the Senior Class President and Band Captain. He showcased his musical talents as a trombonist in the marching and concert bands and also sang in the chorus. Danny was highly regarded by his peers and was voted Most Likely to Succeed and Most Dependable by his classmates.

Continuing his education at Dalton Junior College and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Danny’s passion for knowledge led him to become a member of both schools’ College Bowl teams, “The Varsity Sport of the Mind.” Ultimately, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from UTC.

Danny dedicated many years of his life to teaching fourth and fifth grades at Trenton Elementary School until his retirement in 2020. He was truly passionate about education and made a lasting impact on the lives of his students.

In addition to his love for teaching and learning (he had perfect attendance during 12 years of elementary and high school), Danny was an avid sports enthusiast. He particularly enjoyed football and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had a deep interest in history, specifically the Civil War era. He enjoyed online Trivia games, where he hosted and played with many “trivia friends” from around the country.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Robert Leo York; and grandparents, Robert and Edith McMahan Woolbright of Trenton and Clifford and Agnes Steele York of Ider, Ala.

Survivors include his brother, Ken York Jr., of Trenton; first cousins, Angie Williamson Smith and family of Mobile, Ala., and Terri Dickerson Clark and family from Trenton.

There will be no visitation or services. The body has been cremated, and the interment of ashes will take place privately at Baptist Cemetery in Trenton.

If you wish to honor Danny’s memory, donations may be made to the Dade Elementary School library or the Dade County Public Library in his name.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be left at

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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