Barnes, Lester Eugene

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lester Eugene Barnes, 68, of Ringgold, Georgia died on Sunday, February 17, 2013 after battling cancer for two years. 

A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Collegedale Case Works where he worked for 15 years, and he was of the Baptist faith. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Betty Epperson Barnes; brothers, David and Robert “Sonny” and sisters, Margie, Marie and Grace. 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn Anderson Barnes of Ringgold; three children, Bobby (Leann) Barnes of Harrison, Tn., Charles Barnes of Ringgold, and Crystal (Brian) Barnes Herndon of Englewood, Fla., sister, Doris Morgan of Chatsworth, Ga., four grandchildren, Mitchell Herndon, Rachal Herndon, Logan Barnes and Lauren Barnes Jablonski; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Herndon and McKenzie Berning, and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the funeral home chapel. 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4-9 p.m., and Thursday until funeral time at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold. 

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com


Henderson, Obie

Obie Henderson, 86, died peacefully in his sleep on July 24, 2016 with his sister Marty at his bedside. Obie was born on April 21, 1930 in Kenvir, KY to Viola and Oscar Henderson. Obie was predeceased by his brother, Billy and his parents. His church affiliation was Chattanooga Presbyterian Church. Obie was a veteran of the Navy from Nov. 21, 1950 to Sept. 10, 1954. ... (click for more)

Jackson, Mary

Mary Jackson, 71, died on July 25, 2016 in a local health care facility.   Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Hall, Mary Ann Smith (Pikeville)

Mary Ann Smith Hall, 89, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Erlanger-Bledsoe Hospital. She was a member of Wheeler Hill Church of Christ. She was a correspondent missionary with over a thousand students. She was also a Republican and world famous for her chocolate gravy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe Charles Bickford and Nancy Carol ... (click for more)

Cameron, Elva Joyce (Cleveland)

Elva Joyce Cameron, 86, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at her family’s home.  She was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church, where she was very active in the Storehouse Ministry.  She volunteered as a “Gray Lady” for 25+ years at the American Red Cross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Cameron; parents, Howard ... (click for more)

$30 Million Development Planned At King And South Market; Will Include Hotel, Condos, Offices, Retail, Possible Restaurant

A new $30 million development is planned for the Southside at King Street and South Market. Nick Wilkinson, city deputy director for economic development, said it will include a hotel, condos, offices, retail and possibly a restaurant. It could also include some light industry. A storage building and a parking lot are now at the site. He said the developers plan to reuse ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)