Ray, Cheryl Jill (LaFayette)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Cheryl Jill Ray, 72, of LaFayette, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arvin Chamlee and Velma Shropshire Chamlee; and brother, Kenny Chamlee.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth “Ken” Ray of LaFayette; daughters, Cheri (Brian) Bird of Ringgold and Hope (Jason) Burgamy of Woodstock, Ga.; grandchildren, Blaine Bird, Bryce Bird, Carson Burgamy, and Briley Burgamy; sister, Brenda Tripp, of Chickamauga; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jimmy Weaver officiating.

Following the service, family will receive friends from 3–5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


Holt, David Carl (Red Bank)

David Carl Holt, age 67 of Red Bank, Tennessee departed this life Monday, February 19, 2018 at his home. David was born June 6, 1950 in Denver, Colorado, a son of the late Kenneth David and Dorothy Carlean Adams Holt.  David was a 1968 graduate of Tyner High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. David was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.David ... (click for more)

Wood, Willard Jack Buddy (Dalton)

Willard Jack “Buddy” Wood, age 66, of Dalton, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Rosa Lee Wood and one sister, Imogene Jones. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wood; two daughters and son-in-law, Shannon and Jonathan Guffey and Brandy Wood, all of Dalton; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jack ... (click for more)

Juanita DuBard Spencer

Juanita DuBard Spencer, 84,   of Chattanooga passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at her home.  She was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Spartanburg, S.C.., to the late Robert and Gladys DuBard. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She loved gardening, politics, Christmas and her family.    She was ... (click for more)

John Edwin McMurray

John Edwin McMurray, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on  Friday, February 23, 2018 . Mr. McMurray was born and raised in Chattanooga. He graduated from Central High School, was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church, and retired from TVA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Jenkins McMurray and parents, Willis and Vella McMurray. Surviving are his children, ... (click for more)

Daisy Elementary Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Daisy Elementary School was evacuated on Friday, after a threatening message about a bomb was found on a wall. The school was evacuated immediately, and public safety personnel responded to inspect the building.  The students were taken to the gym at Soddy Daisy High and provided with food as they waited to reenter the building.   Children and teachers were ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Approves Funding For $2.3 Million Camp Jordan Upgrade; Christopher Harris Chosen As Administrative Hearing Officer

The city of East Ridge is continuing to make improvements and upgrades in the city’s appearance and facilities. At the Jan. 11 city council meeting, approval was given for moving forward to make improvements at Camp Jordan Park. This overhaul for the 40-year-old park includes upgrades to restrooms, concessions, fencing, bleachers, grading baseball and softball fields, turfing the ... (click for more)