Maples, Wilce (Cleveland)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wilce Maples, 78, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Tuesday January 15, 2013 at the family residence. 

Mr. Maples was a member of the Sunrise Baptist Church where he previously served as Sunday School teacher and church treasurer. He was also ordained as a deacon in 1983. He was previously employed with World Carpets in Dalton GA., with many years of service and from there became a poultry farmer from which he retired. Mr. Maples loved to fish and hunt.

He was the son of the late James and Ruth Maples; and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Issac, Glenn, Gene and Frank Maples; and by his sisters, Pauline Scarbrough and Guilda Reagan. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn Maples; his children and their spouses, Candy and Keith Lowe, Cinda and Chris Jerfie, Randy and Susan Maples all of Cleveland and Bryan and Michelle Maples of Chattanooga; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Phillips of Chatsworth and Carol Brown of Cleveland; brothers, James Maples and his wife Joyce of Downers Grove IL, Tom Maples and George and Shirley Maples all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday January 18, at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Rev. Marvin Carr and Rev. Roy Tatum officiating. Interment will follow in the Hilcrest Cemetery with Guinn Stinnett, Doyle Beard, Justin Maples, David Scott, Kevin Brown and Drew Maples Wright serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends Thursday, January 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.



Verstynen, Clinton L. (Decatur)

Clinton L. Verstynen, 89, Decatur, Tennessee, formerly of Hixson, Tennessee and Rockford, Illinois, died on August, 18, 2017 at NHC Health Care in Athens, Tennessee, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hazel Verstynen; brothers Charles and Dan and sisters Alice Peper and Margaret Lofgren, his loving wife of 50 years, Patsy Ruth ( Allen) Verstynen. ... (click for more)

May, Donald "Pat" B. (Athens)

Donald “Pat” B. May, 83, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017, in an Athens, Tennessee health care facility. Pat was the son of the late Howard and Dixie Beyland May. He is survived by one son, Donald Patrick May and his wife, Ann of Decatur, Tn.; and one daughter, Mitzi Heckman, also of Decatur, Tn. The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s ... (click for more)

Gordon Ramsey Taylor

Gordon Ramsey Taylor, 94, passed away on August 15, 2017.   Gordon was born in Cincinnati, OH to medical missionaries on furlough from India in 1922. They returned the next year. The family traveled to remote villages providing medical care and evangelizing. Gordon spent seven years in the U.S. attending college and seminary and returned the year of India’s independence ... (click for more)

William Miller Waddell

The Rev. Dr. William Miller Waddell, Pastor Emeritus, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hixson, Tennessee, died peacefully, surrounded by family on August 18, 2017 at age 90.   He was a much loved and respected pastor at Trinity from 1970 to 1989. Pastor Waddell was born in Nashville on July 18, 1927.  At 17 he joined the Navy and served in the Pacific on the LST 1044 until ... (click for more)

Excitement Builds As Tennessee Valley Prepares For Monday's Eclipse

Sandra Nicholson, director of the Edu-Care Daycare Center on Signal Mountain, is as ready for  Monday’s  historic solar eclipse as she’s ever going to be. It took some doing, she said, but she has finally enough pairs of NASA-certified solar safety glasses for everyone in her family.  She’s just one of the tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley area residents ... (click for more)

Berke, Hinton Moving To Have City Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)