Strickland, Theta Roof Gunby (Dalton)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Theta Roof Gunby Strickland
Theta Roof Gunby Strickland

Theta Roof Gunby Strickland, 99, of Dalton, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Dalton, Georgia. 

She was the daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. H.R. Gunby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton C. Strickland, Sr.; granddaughter, Mary Dawn Strickland; sister, Karis Gilder Lewis; brothers-in-law, Herman P. Gilders and Guy Lewis; brother, Robert Tau Gunby; sister-in-law, Norma Gunby; great-grandson, Bryce Thomas Nelson; son, Robert L. Strickland, Sr. and daughter-in-law, Helen H. Strickland. 

She is survived by her daughter, Lorene S. Wise and son-in-law, Ed Wise of Villa Rica; son, E.C. Strickland, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Anita T. Strickland of Dalton; grandchildren, Rodd Hineman, Robby Strickland and wife Ashley, Barbara Braswell and husband Richard, April Nelson and husband Robert, Heather Miller and her husband T.J.; great-grandchildren, Drake Hineman, Kayla Braswell, Riley Braswell, Zachary Hineman, Parker Nelson, Natalie Nelson, Avery Miller, Blake Nelson and Thomas Miller III; and several nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Strickland obtained her teaching certificate from Georgia Teachers College (Georgia Southern University) at age 19 and later graduated from Central Wesleyan College. She taught elementary school for over 40 years, including 23 years in the Atlanta school system working with special needs children. 

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Her greatest joy in this life was her family. She loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart. 

She was an active member of Atlanta First Wesleyan Church in Ellenwood, Georgia before moving to Dalton where she attended the First Baptist Church of Dalton. 

Services for Theta will be on Friday at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Darey Kittle officiating. 

Graveside services will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory of Dekalb County in Decatur, Georgia on Saturday at 2 p.m. 

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Friday from 1-3 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Giddeons International, Giddeons North Camp, P.O. Box 3922, Dalton, Georgia 30719. 

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Bise, Corbett B., Jr. (Cleveland)

Corbett B. Bise, Jr., 50, longtime resident of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Corbett worked as a chef at the Pancake Pantry in Nashville, Tn. for 20 years. He loved being around his family, he loved to go fishing and hunting in spare time and he also loved the University of Tennessee Volunteers.  He was preceded ... (click for more)

Richeson, Douglas Delano (Cleveland)

Douglas Delano Richesin, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his residence Sunday, August 19, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel C. and Candie Kimsey Richesin. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jo Calhoun Richesin; four daughters, Jennifer and Rodney Wells, Marcia and Phillip Poore, Dawn ... (click for more)

Steven Ross Knickerbocker

Steven Ross Knickerbocker, 62, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Steve was born on Jan. 10, 1956, in Takoma Park, Md. He graduated in 1974 from Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, Va., and attended Washington Adventist University.  Steve worked for McKee Foods Corporation for 30 years. Steve enjoyed biking and was an accomplished pianist. He loved ... (click for more)

Betty Miller Potts

Betty Miller Potts, 87, of Hixson, died on Monday, August 20, 2018, from a battle with cancer.  Betty was a feisty, spunky little lady who never met a stranger. She was born June 26, 1931 to the late Alfred and Nessie Miller. Mrs. Potts was a graduate of Soddy Daisy High School.  She was retired from DuPont. She was a member of Burks United Methodist Church and ... (click for more)

Dallas Bay Baptist Church School Evacuated By Bomb Threat Tuesday Afternoon

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a bomb threat at Dallas Bay Baptist Church School on Tuesday.  As a precaution, all staff and children were evacuated from the building. They were moved to a secure location off-site near the school.  An all clear was given several hours later. All students at this time of been accounted for and have been ... (click for more)

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Family With Down Syndrome Child Who Sued County Schools

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a couple with a Down syndrome child who sued the county schools. The parents of Luka Hyde objected when the county schools tried to move him from his zoned school to a segregated school. The ruling says under federal law that students with disabilities are supposed to be placed in the least restrictive ... (click for more)