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Obituaries – Sept. 27 Issue


Elsie Louise Everett, 86, a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Sept.20, 2023.

Elsie was born on April 25, 1937, to the late Grady Henry and Eugenia Lydia Gray McKaig. She lived a fulfilled life dedicated to her teaching career in the Dade County Board of Education until her retirement. Elsie was an avid reader and an excellent cook. Her green thumb allowed her to nurture and care for her plants and flowers with great devotion. Elsie also found solace and community through her membership in New Salem Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, James Ronald Everett.

Survivors include her children, Susan (David) DiMartino, Jamey Everett, Ronna Everett, and Christy Hicks; sister, Gewene Ross; grandson, Evan (Rachel) DiMartino; great-granddaughter, Nora DiMartino; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Reece Fauscett and Layleader Ruth Stanley officiating. Burial was at Hawkins Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the special friends, residents, and staff at The Canopy at Boynton Ridge for their compassionate care, support, and expression of love.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be shared on the website

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Doyle “Joe” Morgan, 86, of Fairview, N.C., passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2023.

He was born June 15, 1937, to Pearl and Frank Morgan in Tennessee. He raised his family in Michigan but spent the last 16 years living in Fairview, N.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962 in Germany.  He spent most of his life on the road as a long-haul car hauler for M&G Convoy, where he went by the handle of “The Instigator” in the CB radio days. He was also a Teamster Union rep for many years and he continued to meet with the group of guys he worked with whenever he was in Michigan. Joe loved his family, enjoyed hiking, and traveling across the United States with his kids. He was an avid reader and knew a little something about everything, which he contributed in his weekly trivia games at the bar with family and friends.

Survivors include his children, Joe (Mary) Morgan Jr., Karen (Steve Kruse) Morgan, Ken (Denice) Morgan, Steven Morgan, and Michael Morgan; ex-wife, Mary Morgan; grandchildren, Jonathon Morgan, Gregory Morgan, Carter Kruse, Lucas Morgan, Sierra Kruse and Joshua Morgan; great-granddaughter, Sophia; siblings, Evelyn, Linda, Lois, Travis and Jewel; nieces and nephews.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.



Farris Eugene “Mickey” Schrudder, 90, a lifelong resident of Bryant, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.

Mickey was born Nov. 5, 1932, to the late James Monroe and Juanita Thompson Schrudder. He possessed an unwavering faith and was a shining example of a good Christian man. His devotion to his family was unparalleled. He retired from Concrete Forms Corporation and Vulcan Iron after years of dedicated service. He a founding member of the Bryant Ruritan Club and found joy gardening, cheering for the Atlanta Braves, and following NASCAR. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Marie Schrudder; children, Debra (Gary) Arnold and Michael (Tammee) Schrudder; sister, Betty “Pooh” Sims; grandchildren, Misti (Barry) Carter, Jason (Jennifer) Arnold, Abby (Josh) Higdon, Mandy Pardue, and Megan (Billy) Wilborn; 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Reverend Gene McCoy and Brother Steve Townson officiating. Entombment was at Ebenezer Cemetery. Mickey’s grandsons served as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be shared on the website

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Bryant, Ala.



Larry Gene Thornton, 85, of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.

Larry was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Glen Roy, Ohio, as the youngest of four children to Leotis and Catherine (Lucille) Thornton. He completed his education as a Wellston Golden Rocket in 1955. Larry then answered the call to serve our country in the U.S. Army. In 1973, Larry experienced a life-altering moment when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. He often spoke of how this transformed his heart and brought true meaning to his life. In 1976, Larry married Janet Robinette who became his devoted wife for almost 46 years. Together they raised eight children. Throughout his career working with the Grand Trunk/Canadian National Railroad as a welder and later as General Chairman of the Union Local, Larry made a significant impact representing his fellow workers. After his retirement, Larry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, and following the world of politics.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Kimberly Thornton; siblings, Mary Lou West, Pauline June Baldwin, and Leotis Carroll Thornton.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; children, Angie (Johnny) Adams, Kenneth Thornton, Tracey Thornton, Jeremy (Breanna) Thornton, Jennifer (Adam) Wojcik, Jeanette (Roger) Cox, and Julie (Leonard) Opper; grandchildren, Ashley, John Matthew, and Jared Adams; Shannon Schissler, Kristopher, John and Steven Carper; Kaylie, Kara, Kyle and Karlie Opper; Abby, Matthew, Nathan and Elijah Wojcik; Ambry and Charli Cox; numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 25, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home. Interment was in Lake Hills Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be shared on the website

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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