Lay, Roger Lee (Chatsworth)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Roger Lee Lay, 68, of Chatsworth, GA, died on Thursday, January 3, 2013 in the VA Hospital in Nashville.

Roger was born June 3, 1944 in Oneida, TN, a son of the late G.B. and Hazel Lay; and was also preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Lay. 

He proudly served his country in the United States Army. 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Lay of Chatsworth; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Pam Lay of Dalton; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jerry Taylor of Ringgold, Debbie and Barry Coker of Tampa, FL and Darlene and Gene Stone of Cohutta, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Debbie Lay, Benny Lay of Chatsworth and Ann Lay of Clinton, TN; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Roger Lee Lay will be held Sunday January 6, at 8 p.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend Ed Pippin officiating. 

The family receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, January 6. 

Graveside services will be held Monday January 7, at 11 a.m. from the Colonial Hills Memorial Park Cemetery with the American Legion Post 112 in charge of Military Rites. 

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Funeral Homes, Melrose Chapel, Dalton.


Evans, Arthur Lee (Pikeville)

Arthur Lee Evans, 74, of Pikeville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. He was of the Church of God faith. He worked as a steel worker at Wheeling Foundry. His favorite pastimes were spent fishing and watching his grandkids play baseball. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ott and Maudie (Hancock) Evans; three brothers, Johnny, Jimmy and Carlos ... (click for more)

Sweatman, Clarence Robert (Trion)

Clarence Robert Sweatman, 78, of Trion, GA, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr Sweatman was born January 4, 1936 in Trion, GA.   Mr. Sweatman was a member of the Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and retired after serving our country for 23 ½ years. He was ... (click for more)

Frances "Fran" Hames Simmons

Frances "Fran" Hames Simmons, 92, a Chattanooga matriarch, died peacefully at her Lookout Mountain home early on Thursday morning and, to paraphrase Proverbs 31:28, “her children arised up, and called her blessed.” Fran was a delightful whirlwind, from the time she was born to The Rev. John Hames and his wife, Ethel, in Greer, S.C., until just the last few weeks when she died ... (click for more)

Thomas "Tom" W. Dugan

Thomas “Tom” W. Dugan,  64, of Hixson, died on Thursday, October 23, 2014.  Tom was born on Aug. 14, 1950, in Euclid, Ohio to the late Virginia and James William Dugan.  He was a graduate of Denison University and received his master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Ohio State University.   During his career as executive director of ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)