Wilson, Billy Joe Sr. (Tunnel Hill)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Billy Joe Wilson, Sr., 79, of Tunnel Hill, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Sisson Wilson; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Crump and Shelia Wilson; and brothers, M. L., Jimmy and Howard Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Dogwood Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Shaw Industries as a truck driver with 33 years of service.

He is survived by four daughters & a son-in-law, Monica & James Wheeler, Patricia Wilson, Brenda Wilson and Bridgette Wilson, all of Tunnel Hill; son & daughter-in-law, Billy Joe, Jr. & Lori Wilson of Tunnel Hill; sister, Mary Perry of Winder, GA; grandchildren, Richard Pacheco, Rachel Ogle, Gabrielle Wilson, Shayna Wilson and Bethany Wilson; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The funeral service to honor Mr. Wilson’s life will be held Friday, January 4, at 2 p.m. at Dogwood Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Gentry, Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Valley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Pacheco, James Wheeler, Brad Ogle, Robert Gentry, Ken Dorsey and Rosendo Segundo.

The family will receive friends at the Westside Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home Thursday, January 3 from 5-9 p.m. 

Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, Rocky Face, is in charge of local arrangements.


Minor, Michael Keith (Summerville)

Michael Keith Minor, 57, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Minor was born July 20, 1959 in Munford, TN. He was a retired contractor, AQHA, Past-President of Ducks Unlimited Mississippi, Georgia Horse Council, loved horses, raised and bred Quarter Horse Racing Horses. Mr. Minor was a member of the Highway Baptist Church in Mississippi ... (click for more)

Holtzclaw, Lorine (Dalton)

Lorine Holtzclaw, 85, of Dalton, Georgia, died Tuesday evening, August 23, 2016 at the local hospital.  Lorine was born Feb. 13, 1931 in Cleveland to the late Amos Beacher and Maggie Henrietta Clark Melton; and was also preceded in death by her devoted husband, Dorsey Holtzclaw; sister, Mildred Melton; and brothers and sister-in-law, Wayland and Jodi Melton, Paris ... (click for more)

John Thomas Harp, Sr.

John Thomas Harp, Sr.,  91, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his daughter’s home. Mr. Harp was born in the Hinkle Community of Lookout Mountain to the late William Henry Harp, Sr., and Florence Partin Harp, descendants of the earliest settlers of Walker County.  When roads were dirt, the water was from a well, and bathrooms were out back, his ... (click for more)

Jack Wright Hatcher, Sr.

Jack Wright Hatcher, Sr. was born on June 8, 1928 in Knoxville, Tennessee, his family having roots in Southeast Tennessee since the 1820s. He died in Chattanooga on August 25, 2016. After graduation from Knoxville High School, Jack attended Vanderbilt University before entering the U.S. Army for the Korean Conflict in 1951. Prior to the service, Jack had worked part-time ... (click for more)

Maryville Police Department's Kenny Moats Was The Officer Slain Thursday

Officer Kenny Moats of the Maryville Police Department was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call on Thursday.  Officer Moats was with the department for over nine years and was currently serving as a drug enforcement agent. Assistant Commissioner David Purkey said, "It is with heavy heart that I express my condolences to the family and friends of ... (click for more)

Auto Burglary Thwarted In Bradley County

A man has been arrested in Bradley County, after attempting to steal a vehicle. On Thursday, Deputy Jessica Morgan observed a silver truck in a church parking lot on South Lee Highway. While checking the premises, Dep. Morgan observed a male wearing a black tank top and red shorts exiting the rear window of the cab into the bed of the truck. Once the suspect noticed Dep. Morgan, ... (click for more)