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Obituaries – March 27th Issue


Regina “Jeanie” Maudette Francis, 62, of Signal Mountain, Tenn.,, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2024.

Jeanie was born to Alton and Brownie Stephens Ridley on Aug. 22, 1961. Throughout her life, Jeanie would hold many roles from beloved daughter, sister, and wife to mother and grandmother and friend to many. She met and married David Francis in 1982. Jeanie was a faithful person and firmly believed in serving others and did so for many years as a nurse.

Jeanie was preceded in death by her father, Alton Ridley.

Survivors include her husband, David Francis; sons, Brandon (Erica) Francis and Matthew Francis; grandson, Bentley Francis; mother, Brownie Ridley; sisters, Pamela Holt and Jacqueline (Marc) Hubbard; numerous extended family members.

A graveside service was Monday, March 25, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Lookout Mountain.

The family would like to thank the nurses of Hearth Hospice for their compassionate care of Jeanie during her final days.

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

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.



Carla Ann Garner, 70, of Ringgold, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024.

She was a member of Rock Bridge Church in Ringgold. She enjoyed spending time with her family, which was everything to her, spending time at the beach, an avid sports fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, especially football.

Carla was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Garner; parents, Sonny and Bernice Sullivan.

Survivors include her children, Sunny (Adam) Parker of Ringgold and Ashley (Ben) Palmer of Dalton; grandchildren, Sarah Grace Haynes, Mylon Garner, and Austin Garner; siblings, Wanda (Troya) Scott, Ed (Linda) Sullivan, Kay (Bob) Sisemore, and Darlene (Jeff) Roberts; nieces, nephews and extended family, Lynda Palmer, Michael (Jennifer) Palmer, and David (Beverly) Parker.

Funeral services were Monday, March 25, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jeff Sullivan officiating.  Interment was in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Tyler Roberts, Michael Palmer, David Parker, Jeff Ray, Casey Veatch, and Kyle Parker.

Online condolences may be shared at

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Donald Charles Tiffin, 82, of Lookout Valley, Tenn., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024.

Donald was born in Bridgeport, Ala., and later moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. He attended Bridgeport High School and went on to join the U.S. Navy. After his term in the Navy, he worked for Combustion Engineering and then retired from TVA. Donald was a faithful member of Tiftonia Baptist Church. It was there he met his wife of 45 years, Martha. Donald was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.  Donald was an avid Alabama fan. He loved to watch football with his family, loved to travel, do word search puzzles, and watch the movie Home Alone. He never missed an opportunity to tell a good joke. Most importantly, he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and served Him so well.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene and Bedford Tiffin; twin sister, Donnie Maynor.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Tiffin; sons, Jason (Melissa) Tiffin and David Tiffin; grandson, Mason Tiffin, sister-in-law, Angie Rector; nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tiftonia Baptist Church bus ministry, 518 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419.

Funeral services are today, March 27, at 11 a.m. at Tiftonia Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Brandon officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the church.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, Trenton.



Zachary “Zack” Aaron Vice, 45, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2024, due to a tragic accident.

Zack leaves behind a legacy defined by his love for family, passion for life, and appreciation for the outdoors. His free spirit and genuine kindness touched all who had the privilege of knowing him. Above all else, Zack cherished his family and friends; his daughter Tsali held a special place in his heart.

Survivors include his wife, Hali Vice; daughter, Tsali Vice; parents, Jim and Pam Vice; brother, Justin and sister-in-law, Allison Vice; sister-in-law, Nichole (Kelsey) Williams; brother-in-law, Kevin and Julia Cross; nephews and nieces, Creek and Oakley Vice, Max and Rocco Williams, Addison and Wyatt Cross; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life was Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the residence of Zack and Hali in Wildwood.

A GoFundMe page has been established to support Hali and Tsali through unforeseen expenses during this challenging period: Additionally, a scholarship fund for Tsali has been set up at Citizen’s Bank and Trust in Trenton.

Visit to share expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.

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