Stanton, Raymond "Buddy" (Riceville)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Raymond “ Buddy” Stanton, 81, of Riceville, TN, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at a local health care facility. 

The son of the late Raymond Solomon and Leona Belle Basinger Stanton, he was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County and served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Hiwassee Baptist Church and an avid collector of guns and knives. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an excellent fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Stanton; sisters, Linda Long and Barbara Stanton; daughter, Judy Ann Hughes; and son, Timothy Stanton. 

He is survived by two sons and their wives, Ricky and Cyrethea Stanton of Cleveland and Raymond and Brenda Stanton of Calhoun, GA; six daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Ronnie Shelton of Pikeville, TN, Wanda and James Martin of Madisonville, TN, Dean Pina of Winston Salem, NC, Tammy Stanton of Rome, GA, Barbara and Jeff Taylor of Athens, TN and Paula and Bobby Cate of Athens, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Patsy Stanton of Athens, TN ;sister and brother-in-law, Norma Jean and Sonny Carroll of Athens, TN; a special friend, Wanda Jane Cruz; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. Friday, March 14, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in Sullins Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1p.m. on Friday, March 14 at the Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah who has charge of the arrangements.

Flowers will be accepted, or contributions may be made in Buddy’s memory to the Miracle Lake Ministries. 


Cooke, James William Jr. (Pikeville)

James William Cooke, Jr., 73, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Friday, March 24, 2017. Jim was in the United States Navy for four years and served as a United States Capitol police officer for 23 years. He was a member of several associations including Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #116, Alhambra and Araba Shriners, Sons of the American Revolution, and the National Active & Retired ... (click for more)

Jackson, Bessie Kitchens (LaFayette)

Bessie Kitchens Jackson, 86,   o f LaFayette, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton. (click for more)

Lewis West Oehmig, Jr.

Lewis West Oehmig, Jr. peacefully departed on Saturday, March 25, 2017, surrounded by his four children and loving family members. At 67, the intrepid world traveler took his final and greatest journey yet. Born to Lew and Mary Oehmig on Aug. 3, 1949, and brother to the late King Oehmig, West was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, Tn. He attended Baylor School through ... (click for more)

Frank Rankin "Buddy" Montgomery

Frank Rankin “Buddy” Montgomery, 78, of East Ridge, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in a local nursing facility. He was born on Sept. 19, 1938, and was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. Buddy was a 1957 graduate of City High School. He was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church. He worked for National Life Insurance Co. for several years in Chattanooga before transferring ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Democrats Elect "New, Younger And Progressive" Leadership

The Hamilton County Democratic Party's biennial reorganization meeting held on Saturday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall was a rout of the party's current establishment in favor of younger, more progressive leadership that more than doubled the regular number of attendees, said officials. The "2017 Executive Committee Slate" chosen and nominated ... (click for more)

Marquis Perry, 20, Killed In 3-Car Accident In Dalton On Saturday

Marquis Perry, 20, was killed in a  fatal three-vehicle crash on the South Bypass in Dalton just south of Sawgrass Drive  on Saturday  at approximately  4:30 pm . The crash happened when the driver of a black Ford Mustang traveling southbound on the bypass for some reason left its lane of travel and crossed over the center line and hit a 2004 Chevy ... (click for more)