Baggett, Garmon Junior (Dalton)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Garmon Junior Baggett, 87, of Dalton, GA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Garmon, who lived in the area his entire life, spent the last 36 years in happy marriage to his loving wife, Ruth. He was born in Murray County in 1925 and, upon enlisting in the Navy, saw combat in at least four battles in the Pacific War Theater during World War II. After the war, he returned to the Dalton area, where he spent the rest of his life working as a local businessman, later retiring and enjoying hobbies such as bass fishing and spending time with his large extended family. He was a proud member of Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church in Dalton. 

He was the son of the late Freeman and Bessie Quarles Baggett; and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Baggett, Freddie Baggett and Odell Baggett. 

Garmon is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mrs. Ruth Hill Baggett of the residence; son and daughter-in-law, Dewayne and Wyondia Hill of Ringgold; daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia and Jim Croft of Dalton and Rhonda and David King of Alpharetta; grandchildren, Dawn Harness (Rande) of Ringgold, Jody Self of Dalton, Brandon Hill of Ringgold, Alex Burkett (K.F.) of Washington D.C., and Alison Burkett of Athens, GA; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Garrett Harness both of Ringgold; sisters and brother-in-law, Gertrude Kilgore, Delree Ridley and Mary and Bruce Taylor all of Chatsworth; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Joyce Baggett and David and Janice Baggett all of Chatsworth; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 5 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Maddox and the Rev. Ronald Guffey officiating. Burial will follow in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home Monday, February 4 from 5-8 p.m.

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.


Bryson, Sharon Mathis (Rossville)

Sharon Mathis Bryson, age 69, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away peacefully Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Survivors include her daughter Rhonda Puckett; grandson Blake Puckett both of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at Shantytown Community Cemetery on Oct. 8, time to be announced. Arrangements are by ... (click for more)

Brewer, Burma (Pikeville)

Burma Brewer, 75, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. She was a member of Griffith Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Brewer; parents, Roy and Ova Smith; brother, Arlis Reece; and sister, Geneva Anderson. Survivors include her children Linda Brewer and John (Oni) Brewer; grandchildren Josh (Rachel) Brewer of ... (click for more)

Gary Lamar Pickett

Gary Lamar Pickett, 68, died on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Gary was a gunner’s mate in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War serving in combat. Later he pursued a medical career once he returned home working as an orthopedic physician’s assistant for 30 years. He was a loving father and enfatuated grandfather who never met a stranger and never short on humor. ... (click for more)

William "Bill" T. Pippin

William "Bill" T. Pippin, 73, of Red Bank, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at his home. William was a retired captain commander with the Chattanooga Fire Department. He was Red Bank City commissioner from 1982 to 1986, served multiple terms as Chairman of the Hamilton County Service Review Board and he received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)