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Obituaries – Nov. 8 Issue


Martha “Sue” (Stewart), Breedlove, 83, of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.

Sue was born to the late Eula Mae (Blevins) and James Clinton Stewart in Long Island, Ala., on June 7, 1940. She was a 1959 graduate of Kirkman Technical High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. She retired from Trenton Spinning Mill in 2000. Sue was an avid seamstress and made many beautiful quilts for family and friends and donated some of her creations to be used for fundraising in her local community. She loved to travel and managed to visit much of the continental U.S. during her lifetime, enjoying many trips with friends and family alike. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of Trenton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Lula Stewart (Coy) Page; brothers, Wallace Glenn, William Wayne “Tony” (Martha), and Jerry Dale (Tammie) Stewart, Sr.; grand-daughter, Alecia Danielle McBryar.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Charles; children, Cindy (Scotty) Dicken and Steve (Lisa) Breedlove; grandchildren, Niki (Matt) Pope, Michael (Nadia) McBryar, Melanie (Jeffrey) Choice, Stephanie (Mike) Ellis, Chandler Dicken, and Cameron (Amy) Dicken; great-grandchildren, Jerome, Zeke, Amelia, Ellie and Charlie McBryar, Jasper, Jude and Katie Pope, Penny and Cordelia Choice, and Max Ellis nieces and nephews.

Sue’s family would like to say a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Tapestry Hospice and especially to Becky, Michelle, Karen and Ashley for the gentle care, concern and attention they gave to her and the support extended to her family during the preceding six months.

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Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 2, at Trenton Church of Christ with Minister Ron Gilbert officiating. Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.



Erric Andrian Crago, age 75, of Henagar, Ala., passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023.

Erric was born to the late Paul and Ruth Dowler Crago on Aug. 5, 1948. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during his military service. Erric loved the outdoors and riding motorcycles. Erric was a faithful member of Ownby Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Henegar, Ala.

In addition to his parents, Erric was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Crago.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Barbara Crago; daughters, Jennifer, Sherry, Lori, and Elizabeth; son, Jeremy King; sister, Mabel Smith; 19 grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Hank Fowler, 74, of Rising Fawn, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 after a battle with cancer.

He was a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Henagar, Ala. Hank loved the Lord and his family dearly and was a friend to so many. He enjoyed making people laugh and spreading joy everywhere he went. He retired from CSX railroad in 2009 after 41 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years. Patsy; daughter, Holly Parris (Jeff); son, Dale Whitmire (Vivian); granddaughters, Aliyah Murphey, Ella Parris, Laura Anderson (Taylor), and Katie Hart; great-grandchildren, Kylie Hart and Annaleigh Anderson.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Kenneth Lynn Robertson, 65, of Hixson, Tenn., formerly of Trenton, passed away Wednesday, Nov.1, 2023.

Kenneth was born on Sept. 5, 1958 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a devoted father, papaw, husband, brother, friend, and so much more. Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Air Force obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He loved the Lord and took pride in his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Edward; mother, Mary Stanley; siblings, Jim Robertson, Janice Ann Robertson, and William Dale Robertson; step-father Robert Stanley.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Robertson; children, Linda Robertson (T.J.), Michael Robertson (Rikki); bonus children, Candice Young (Darrell), and Jared Lewis; seven grandchildren and two bonus grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Ryan Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Bill Blanchard officiating. Interment was in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Melba Jean Rorex, 89, of Lookout Valley, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023.

Mrs. Rorex was a barber/beautician at the Tiftonia Barber Shop alongside her late husband Fred Rorex and son, Tim Rorex. She was a founding member of the Valley Memorial Baptist Church and still held membership there. As a lover of music, she enjoyed singing in the church choir and with her sisters, and was talented in arts and crafts, cross-stitching unique gifts to give away.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rorex was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Amanda Durham Peoples; siblings, Geraldine Young, Mary Catherine Blevins, Aileen Gothard, and Milton Peoples.

Survivors include her children, Michael Rorex, Natchitoches, La., Sissy (Mark) Mishkel, Cumming, J.J. (Starla) Rorex, Wildwood, and Tim (Nancy) Rorex, New Hope, Tenn.; grandchildren, Amanda (Shawn) Thacker, Kaitlyn (Cole) Birchfield, and Brady (Kelsi) Rorex; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Marshall and Henrietta Cruse; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be today, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Eddie Cantrell officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West.

The family will receive friends today from 9 a.m. until the service hour at Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Kathryn LaRue Wilson, 88, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023.

Born on June 18, 1935, Kathryn was the beloved daughter of the late Ben and Irma Seagroves Wilson. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister who cherished her family dearly. Kathryn was a devoted Christian and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Glenn Yates; brother, R.B. Wilson Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia (Ricky) Hill and Sandra (David) Aiken; grandchildren, Eddie McCloud and Katelyn Aiken; her step-grandchildren, Jessica Aiken, Wesley Aiken, Zack Sewell, Christian Sewell, Bubba Hill, Rachel Hill, Candice Lawson, and Melissa McCloud; great-grandchildren, Marley McCloud,  Madleigh McCloud, Haleigh Aiken, and Cody Ayers; 12 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Calvin (Mark Stager) Wilson of Charlotte, N.C.

Funeral services will be today, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. ET in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Brad Bridges officiating. Interment will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends today from 11 a.m., until the service hour.

The family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Hannah Garcia, Brandy Romans, and the entire staff from Enhabit Hospice for their compassionate care during Kathryn’s final days. They would also like to thank Erika Hatfield and the staff at Signature Health and Rehab.

Expressions of sympathy or tributes can be shared on the website

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Bryant, Ala.

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