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Obituaries – Jan. 31st Issue


Dean “Pappy” Chambers, 70, of Rising Fawn, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, following a battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Kenneth and Ann Chambers. Pappy’s greatest accomplishment was becoming a private pilot. He worked for many years at the Kennedy Space Center, served in the U.S. Army, lived life to the fullest, and had many passions. He was well known throughout the Rising Fawn community.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, LuAnn Chambers; children, Heather (Steve) Green and Heath (Tara) Chambers; grandchildren, Nathaniel and Ethan Green, and Katlyn and Grayson Chambers.

The family would like to thank all who care for him in his battle, especially the staff of Parkridge Medical Center, and Dr. Holland.

No services will be held.

You may share your expressions of sympathy on his guestbook at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Mary Lavon Harris, 60, of Trenton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024.

Mary was born July 15, 1963, to the late Ernest Mobarry and Rebecca Thomas. Mary was known for her smile and loving disposition. She loved cooking for her family and friends and spending as much time with them. Mary was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 40 years, Donald Harris; son, William (Maria) Harris; daughters, Barbra Harris, Roseanna (Kyle) Gass, and Donna (Channing) Harris; eight grandchildren; extended family.

A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at noon, in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Wade officiating.

Friends and loved ones are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m., until the service hour.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Tapestry Hospice, the Dade County Emergency Medical Services, CHI Memorial – CCU Nursing Staff, and JMS Russell Metals for providing compassionate care and support during Mary’s final days.

Those who wish to express their condolences and view Mary’s memorial tribute can visit

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Buddy Lebron Hicks, 85, of Wildwood, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, following a short battle with cancer.

Buddy served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserves from 1952–1963. His faith and trust in the Lord the last four months of his life saw him through the difficult times.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Hicks, Sr., and Claudia Mae Osborne Hicks; brother, Robert Jackson “Jack” Hicks, Jr, (Gaye).

Survivors include JoAnn Hicks; sons, Tony (Vickie), and Michael (Linda); daughter, Darlene (Talmage); sister, Jody (David) Poindexter; brother, William “Bill” Earl Hicks, Jr.; grandchildren, Brooke (Kevin) Surrett and Ashley (Zane) Campbell; great-grandchildren, Devin, Makenzie, Mason, Addison, and Leland.

The family would like to thank the staff of Dade Health and Rehab and Tapestry Hospice for the excellent care and compassion they provided Buddy while he was in their care and the compassion they showed at his passing.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to be made to Dade Health and Rehabilitation, 1232 Highway 301, Trenton, GA, 30752.

You may share expressions of sympathy at

Graveside services were Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Hooker Cemetery in Wildwood with Pastor Mark Brandon of Tiftonia Baptist Church officiating.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Nolan Wayne Tims, Sr., 80, of Wildwood, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024.

He was born on June 29, 1943, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Rufus N. and Mildred G. Tims.  Before moving to Wildwood, he resided in Lookout Valley, Tenn., where he attended John A. Patten School, Lookout Valley Junior High, Chattanooga Central High, and then Kirkman Technical School. Wayne was a member of Wauhatchie Methodist Church and had been employed with Crane Enamel, boilermaker at Widows Creek, Haswell Trucking, P&P Trucking, and Wayne Tims Trucking. He enjoyed horseback riding and showing at Racking Horse Shows where he won several trophies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Carolyn Washington and Susie Bass; brothers-in-law, Bud Washington and Tony Bass; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Judy Raines Tims; sons, N. Wayne Tims, Jr., and Dennis and “favorite” daughter-in-law, Amy Tims; grandchildren, Lauren (Cody) Brumbelow, Hannah (Deric) Skidmore, Isaac Millican, and Joshua Ibach; great-grandchildren, Layla Daniel, Tucker Brumbelow, Gracie Brumbelow, and Josie Skidmore; brother, Don Tims; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. in the Ryan Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tommy Messer officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Wauhatchie Methodist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be shared at

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. until the service hour at Ryan Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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