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.


Johnson, Larry Clinton (Dunlap)

Larry Clinton Johnson, 54, of Dunlap, TN, died at his home Monday, April 14, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rena Dykes Davis; father, Clinton Johnson; daughter, Kelly Johnson; and brothers, Billy Leatherwood and Stevie Brimer.  Survivors include his sons, Larry Wendell Johnson, Atlanta, David Lee Johnson, Dunlap ... (click for more)

Perkins, J.E. (Whitwell)

J.E. Perkins, 57, of Whitwell, TN, died Tuesday April 15, 2014 at his home.  He was a member of Whitwell Worship Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Zella Perkins; brother, J. C. Perkins; and sister, Bonnie Morgan. Survivors include his wife, Regina Perkins; son, Jeff (Brandi) Perkins; daughter, Holly Rogers; brother, W.J. Perkins, C.H. (Donna) ... (click for more)

Zachary Bryant

Zachary Bryant, six, died on Monday, April 14. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in the chapel with Reverends Marshal Catlett and Jim Powell officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday, April 18, and prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. ... (click for more)

Billy R. Stone

Billy R. Stone died after a battle with ALS, on April 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Stone was born Nov. 17, 1934. He was the son of the late Hubert Earl Stone and Mary Lou Owens Stone of Olive Branch, Ms. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Wilson Stone; son, Dennis R. Stone and wife Karen of Nashville; daughter, Deborah Stone Hasty of St. ... (click for more)

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote. The law now requires cities to annex by consent of the landowner or through referendum approved by a majority of the landowners to be annexed. As an additional protection to farmers, land primarily used for agriculture purposes may not be annexed by any ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga roundup was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)