Vergara, Crystal Marie Smith (Trenton)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Crystal Marie Smith Vergara, age 40, of Trenton, GA passed away Saturday October 21, 2017 with her husband and daughter by her side. She was employed by Blue Cross Blue Sheild for over 20 years. She was a Dade County High School Graduate Class of ’95 and a member of the Browns Ferry Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Ruth Davis, and grandparents Rushel and Bessie Smith.

Surviving include her loving husband of 21 years Paul Vergara; her daughter Kylee Vergara, both of Trenton; parents Dusty and Nancy Smith of Trenton; brother Dustin (Laney) Smith; sister Dawn (Ray) Stevens both of Trenton; two nieces Lilly Stevens and Chassity Stevens; and special friend Sharon Little.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday Oct. 28 in the chapel with Pastor Zachary Ditmar officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.


Lanier, Frankie Elaine (Dunlap)

Ivey, James Michael "Mike" (Rock Spring)

Sims, Sue Ellen Griffin (Cleveland)


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James Michael "Mike" Ivey, 71, of Rock Spring, Georgia, left this world all too soon after a brief illness. Mike was a sergeant in the Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was instrumental ... (click for more)

Sue Ellen Griffin Sims, affectionately known as Suzy or Nonna, left this earth on October 19, 2018, and is now pain free and dancing in Heaven with Jesus. This 73 year-old beloved daughter, ... (click for more)


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Lanier, Frankie Elaine (Dunlap)

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Ivey, James Michael "Mike" (Rock Spring)

James Michael "Mike" Ivey, 71, of Rock Spring, Georgia, left this world all too soon after a brief illness. Mike was a sergeant in the Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was instrumental in bringing digital claim technology to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee before later retiring from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. Mike enjoyed golfing and his love of sports included ... (click for more)

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J.L. Perry

J. L. Perry, 71, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Jerry was born in Pleasant Hill, Tn., to the late Jimmy and Ruth Perry. He served our country in the Air Force and retired from the Air National Guard with over 33 years of service. Jerry retired from Erlanger Hospital as an electrician, with over 25 years of employment. He was of the Methodist faith. ... (click for more)

James "Al" Smith

Proud submarine veteran, James 'Al' Smith died on October 11, 2018, in Hixson. He served on the USS Carbonero and USS Cochino. The Carbonero completed two patrols in World War II. Al became a Baptist minister after injury ended his career in paper mills. He also umpired youth leagues around Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna who passed in 1996. Survivors ... (click for more)

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