Area Obituaries

(UPDATED) Billy Ward

Mr. Billy Franklin Ward, age 58 of Summerville, GA passed away Friday- December 7, 2018. Mr. Ward was born March 26, 1960 in LaFayette, GA to Frank and the late Muriel Williams Ward. He was retired from the United States Postal Service. Mr. Ward is survived by his father; Frank Ward, sister; Teresa (Frank) Wright,…

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(Updated) Erick “Tom” Wayne Brown

Mr. Erick Wayne “Tom” Brown, age 79, of Gaylesville, AL, died Friday, December 7, 2018, at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Brown was born February 26, 1939, in Summerville, GA, son of the late Elgin Dewey and Connie Jewell Phillips Brown.  He was a member of Centre First United Methodist Church, and prior to his retirement,…

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(Updated) Franklin Delano Woods

Mr. Franklin Delano Woods, age 80, of Summerville, GA, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Woods was born January 20, 1938, in Summerville, GA, son of the late Oscar Grady and Dixie Leah Stowe Woods.  He was a member of Dry Valley Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement,…

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Kenneth “Ken” Ray Strickland

Kenneth “Ken” Ray Strickland, 78, Chattanooga, Tenn. died Dec. 5 at his home. He was the son of the late Glen and Margaret Strickland. His brother, Hubert Glen Strickland died earlier. Ken was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a 1971 graduate of Southern Technical Institute in Marietta. Ken retired as…

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Jackie Maynard Evans

Jackie Maynard Evans age 85, of Cloudland, GA passed away Thursday – December 6, 2018. He was born in Chattooga County, Georgia to the late Edward C. and Lela Beatrice Fuller Evans. He was a lifelong resident of Walker County, residing in the Chickamauga and Cloudland communities. He enjoyed watching The Price is Right and…

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Gladys Bomar

Gladys M. Bomar, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in a local health care facility. As a member of, Wood Station A.M.E. Zion Church she served as a deaconess, life member of Women’s Home, overseas missions, and conference worker.  She later attended First Baptist of Ooltewah. She was preceded in death…

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Maggie L. Fox

Maggie L. Fox, age 92 of Trion, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Mrs. Fox was born in Trion, Georgia on April 1, 1926, daughter of the late Allen Lester Croy, Sr. and Mae Bell Bailey Croy. She was a member of the Dry Valley…

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(UPDATED) Carson James Stalker, Sr.

Mr. Carson James Stalker, Sr., age 75, of Gaylesville, AL, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Stalker was born April 24, 1943, in Detroit, MI, son of the late George Carson and Kathleen Finnerty Stalker.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and prior to his retirement, was…

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James Harold Shaw, Sr

James Harold Shaw, Sr., age 87, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at a local hospital. Mr. Shaw was born in Floyd County, Georgia on September 26, 1931, son of the late Prince Shaw and the late Clara Lanham Shaw.  He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Beatrice, Louise, Annie…

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Mrs. Eddie Ash Jackson

Mrs. Eddie Ash Jackson, age 88, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Jackson was born in Summerville, Georgia on September 6, 1930, daughter of the late Phillip Edward Ash and the late Lillie Mae Tucker Ash.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E.…

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Nevil Parker

NEVIL PARKER, 51, of Summerville, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.  He was born on September 22, 1967 to Rosie Irene McElrath Parker and the late Abe Theodore Parker.  He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Carl, Wendell, and Robert Parker, two uncles,  Bobby Parker, Eugene Parker, aunts, Bessie Sibert, Odell Hill,…

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Carl Thomas Searels

Carl Thomas Searels, age 90, of Trion, GA, died Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Albertville Nursing Home in Albertville, AL. Mr. Searels was born August 25, 1928, in Trion, GA, son of the late Farrell and Annie Mae Nations Searels.  He was a member of Trion First Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, was…

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