Norwood, Zora Mae (Dalton)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Zora Mae Norwood, 90, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Monday morning, March 12, 2018 at a local hospital.

Zora was born on May 7, 1927 in Rainsville, Al., a daughter of the late Isaac H. and Delia Carter Sparks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, JT Norwood; son, Dennis Lee Norwood; brothers, JW Sparks, Hugh Sparks, Charles Sparks; sisters, Marie Robinson, Irene Wilkey, Flora Culver, Sarah Sampley; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Norwood; granddaughter, April Lynthlin, and great-grandchild, Cara Lynthlin. 

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Norwood of Dalton, Jerry and Robin Norwood of Chatsworth, Ga.; sister, Betty Henderson of Rome, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Shanda Collins of Oregon, Raylee Lynthlin of Chatsworth, Ga.; and great-great-grandchild, Roman Collins. 

Service to celebrate the life of Zora Mae Norwood will be held on Wednesday, March 14, at 12 p.m. from the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Bret Yeager, Bob Sampley and Danny Goss officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Ponders Whitfield Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, at the funeral home, from 5-9 p.m. 

Condolences may be sent to Zora’s family by visiting our website at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements will be announced by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, Georgia..



Closkey, Margaret Ann (Ringgold)

Margaret Ann Closkey, 80, of Ringgold passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018. (click for more)

May, Joyce "Elaine" Lea (Ringgold)

Joyce “Elaine” Lea May, 61, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home. She was a life-long resident of the North Georgia area and was a member at the East Brainerd Church of Christ. Elaine was a bus driver for the Catoosa County School System. She loved gardening and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband of 45 ... (click for more)

Karen Saxton

Karen Saxton went to be with the Lord after she was killed in a car accident on Highway 58 at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018. She is now in heaven and joins her father, Charles Edward Niager, along with three of her unborn children. Karen was a teacher for 42 years and spent the past 24 years working at Westview Elementary School. As a young single woman, Karen ... (click for more)

Charles T. Susong

Charles T. Susong, 90, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Charles was born in Ewing, Va., on April 15, 1928, to the late James and Martha Susong. He was a retired glass inspector for AFG. Charles was a long time member and diligent worker at Belvue Christian Church in Kingsport, Tn. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Opal, Bartie, Mae, Estelle ... (click for more)

Heavy Rains Flooding Many Roads, Some Businesses

Heavy rains throughout Monday brought water over many Hamilton County roads and into some businesses. The front area of the Mapco in the 8100 block of Standifer Gap Road was a small lake. The Sheriff's Office said, "Drivers in the Middle Valley and East Brainerd Road areas are encouraged to avoid driving in low lying areas. All drivers should exercise caution. "Drivers ... (click for more)

Mountain City Club Considering Sale Of Downtown Club To Developer Defoor

Officials of the Mountain City Club are considering sale of the property at Eighth and Chestnut to a developer. Dan Saieed, club president, said the board was approached by developer Byron Defoor with an offer for the property. He said the club is facing declining membership and extreme  financial issues so is considering the offer. The Defoor group developed the nearby ... (click for more)