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Obituaries – Feb. 28th Issue


Kenneth Ralph Dagnan (Ken), 66, of Whiteside, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024.

Ken was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and grew up in Whiteside, Tenn., and met his wife of 45 years in Chattanooga. Ken worked in hosiery manufacturing as a knitting repair technician for most of his career. He was a family man and took great joy in the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed being outdoors more than anything, and most of this time was spent working on projects for his wife.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jackie Dagnan; brothers, Jimmy Dagnan, Jackie Dagnan Jr; and eldest grandson, Justin Dagnan.

Survivors include his wife, Debra; children, Kenneth R. (Robin) Dagnan II and Jennifer L. (Justin) O’Brien; mother, Janie Dagnan; sisters, Shirley Williams and Ruby Downer; brother, Tony Dagnan; grandchildren, Victoria Weaver, Ember (Aubree)Weaver, Hawk Weaver, Warren Dagnan, Jackson Dagnan, Emily Harvey, Andrew Dagnan, and Ansley Dagnan; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11am to 6pm on February 24, 2024, at Ryan Funeral Home.

Funeral services were Feb. 25, in the funeral home chapel. Interment was in Hooker Cemetery, Wildwood.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choosing in the name of Ken Dagnan.

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The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Hospice of Chattanooga, specifically the Jasper division. Your consistency, understanding, and compassion made this heartbreaking time more manageable. For that, thank you will never be enough.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Linda Fay Gentry, 80, of Higdon, Ala., passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024.

Born Dec. 27, 1943, to the late James and Tibb Cloud Whitley, Fay was a caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. On July 7, 1960 she received the Holy Ghost at Higdon Holiness Church. In 1973, Fay married James Roy Gentry. She enjoyed traveling with her family and spending time with both family and friends. She would also sing at local nursing homes.

In addition to her parents, Fay was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Gentry; son, Benjamin Roy Gentry; brother, John Willard Whitley.

Survivors include her daughter, Rita Gentry; brothers, Bithal (Darlene) Whitley and Oron (Jessie Mae) Whitley; extended family.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Higdon Free Holiness Church with Brother Edwin Spurgeon officiating. Interment was at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Bryant, Ala.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff and nurses at NHC Healthcare – Fort Oglethorpe, CHI Memorial Hospital, and Gentle Hands Personal Home Care Service for their compassionate care of Fay during her last days.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Robert Isaac James Jr., 67, of Powder Springs, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2023.

He was born in Americus on Sept. 7, 1956, to the late Robert Sr. and Eva Mae James. He lived in Butler and Fort Valley before spending the last 40 years of his life in Cobb County.

Bob was a successful self-employed carpenter, specializing in exterior trims, siding, and cornice on many fine homes. He had a true talent for woodwork and construction and took great pride in his work. Bob was the ultimate “Mr. Fix It,” and in later years, provided handyman services to many. He loved being outdoors, and most of all, taking his friends and family fishing on his boat on the lake.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Sheryl (Stephens) James; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Nick Bowden; granddaughter, Savannah Bowden; daughter, Amanda Ebbers; granddaughter Hailey Ebbers.

A celebration of life will be held in the coming weeks.

Online condolences may be shared online at

Services provided by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Peggy Ann McCullough, 67, a resident of Lookout Mountain, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.

Born Aug. 21, 1956, Peggy was the cherished daughter of the late Jesse “Jess” and Virginia Keith Reeves. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Peggy worked as a caregiver and enjoyed painting and cooking.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Frank McCullough Sr., and her parents.

Survivors include her children, Kenneth “Kenny” McCullough Jr., and Hallie McCullough; sister, Ima Yates; grandchildren, Amberly Garrett, Whitney Stephens, Jeff West, Sydnie Hester, and Hannah McCullough; extended family members.

Graveside services were Thursday, Feb. 22, at Payne’s Chapel Cemetery on Lookout Mountain

For those who wish to offer condolences or view Peggy’s memorial tribute, please visit

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Terry Stephen Patterson, 76, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.

Born Feb. 25, 1947, Terry was a loving father, brother, and grandfather. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and later retired from the Tennessee Department of Labor where he worked for many years as a tax auditor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Gladys Millican Patterson; siblings, Red Patterson and Mildred Wynne; and brother-in-law, Hank Belcher.

Survivors include his children, Stephanie (Jason) Patterson-Dowd and Marisa (Drew) Becker; sister, Joyce Belcher; brother, Ronald (Judy) Patterson; grandchildren, Abigail Burke, Liam, and Penelope Becker; nieces and nephews, Jason Belcher, Ronnie Patterson, Ramona Mahr, and Susan Wynne-Sylvester; several extended family members.

A graveside service with full military honors was Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to DAV – Disabled American Veterans –

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Samuel Kurtis Wilson, 69, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024.

Alongside his father, Kurtis was the owner and operator of Billy S. Wilson Construction Company and was a member of Wildwood United Methodist Church. He was an avid listener of music, playing the guitar, and a huge Tennessee Vols fan. He was a graduate of Dade County High School class of 1973.

Kurtis was preceded in death by his parents, Billy S. and Sylvia Ann Britt Wilson; brother, Gary Wilson, and sister, Tamera Wilson.

Survivors include his children, Kevin (Brooke) Wilson of Trenton, Kerry (Kristin) Wilson, Brentwood, Tenn., and Kristin Kelley (Nick Shotwell) of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren, Kylee Wilson, Alyssa Wilson, Amaya Phillips, Kendyl Phillips, Kamryn Phillips, Cameron Wilson, Conner Wilson, Cooper Wilson, Charlotte Wilson, Gracie Kelley, Liam Shotwell, and Lily Shotwell; great-granddaughter, Everleigh Johnson; sisters, Mitzi Dean and Gerry “Mimi” Wilson.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 26, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Dover officiating. Interment was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.

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