Teems, Leon (Summerville)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Leon Teems, 76, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Teems was born May 26, 1936 in Summerville, the son of the late Buster and Mary Elem Teems. He was retired from Miller Lumber Company. Mr. Teems was a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in Korea. 

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sondra Carole Dewey Teems; a daughter, Michele Wartzfield; grandchildren, Myles Teems and Dustin Teems Wood; brother, Junior Teems; sisters, Jewell Roach, Margaret Corbin, Frances Brooks, and Mildred Nichols.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Donna Teems, Gary and Kay Teems, Joe Slater, Jerry Slater, Jimmy Slater, and Ricky Slater; daughters, Melanie Teems and Cheryl Conner; brothers, Richard Teems, Ray Teems, Ralph Teems, Jerry Teems, and Rickey Teems; sisters, Betty Ramey, Peggy Money, Susan Dawson, and Carolyn Evitt; a number of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Ray Teems and Pastor Josh Perry officiating Burial will follow in Silver Hill Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be John Lowrey, Kyle Parker, Jason Buffington, Mark Storey, Mark Brown, Randy Swanson, Thomas Edwards, and Greg Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be all personal friends.

Mr. Teems will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour on Wednesday. 


Smith, Ruby Delavene Truelove Aaron Ralston (Lawrenceberg, TN)

Ruby Delavene Truelove Aaron Ralston Smith, 90, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and formerly of Dalton, Georgia, died on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:14 p.m.  Ruby was a Christian believer who passed her last two years at the Dade Health and Rehabilitation Facility.  Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Ralston; and sons, Roy and Ricky Smith. ... (click for more)

Curington, Jonathan (Tacoma, WA)

Jonathan Curington, 56, of Tacoma, Washington, a native of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, passed away on June 25, 2016. Arrangement are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Tate Funeral Home when they become available. (click for more)

Paul Biddle Cash

Paul Biddle Cash, 85, of Flintstone, died on Monday, June 27, 2016, in a local hospital.  Paul retired from Combustion Engineering after 31 years, and National Boiler after 19 years. He served in U.S. Army Ordinance, stationed at Bordeaux, France (1952-1954)  He loved fishing, hunting, and family time. He was an active member of Flintstone Baptist Church and Boilermaker ... (click for more)

Willie Mae Wilks

Willie Mae Wilks, 70, died on June 25, 2016, at her residence.  She was formerly employed at Erlanger Hospital and Chattanooga Police Department.  She was a member of Allen Temple AME Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Mae Fife; father, Willie Billingsley; adoptive mother, Fannie; great-granddaughter, Melanie Thomas. Survivors include ... (click for more)

County Commission Gives Up Fight On $900,000 In Discretionary Funds

County Commission members have given up the fight for the annual $900,000 in discretionary funds. Commission Chairman Chester Bankston said there was not enough money available after requests from a number of agencies and departments were cut to balance the budget without a tax increase. Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said the fact that commissioners can no longer allot the ... (click for more)

Bridge Repair Over 12th Street To Cause Temporary Lane Closure On US 27

While investigating a pothole in the bridge on U.S. 27 North over 12 th Street in the construction zone, crews discovered a potential weak spot in the bridge deck that could over time result in more damage to the bridge deck.  For the safety of the traveling public, the outside lane in this area will be closed until the contractor makes necessary repairs, TDOT officials ... (click for more)