Hartsfield, Betty Elizabeth (Dalton)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Betty Elizabeth Hartsfield, 88, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Wednesday February 28, 2018 at the Quinton Memorial Health Care Center. 

Betty was born on Jan. 7, 1930 in Bartow County, Ga., a daughter of the late James Howard and Minnie Mauldin Godfrey. She was also preceded in death by the father of her children, John Hartsfield; daughter, Joyce Ann Stanley; and brothers, David, James, and Allen Godfrey. 

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Fred Hartsfield of Alexander City, Al., Tim and Lori Hartsfield of Chickamauga; grandchildren, Carrie Ann McCutchen of Rocky Face, Kim and Todd Wheeler of Deatsville, Al., Mandy and David Weathers of Calhoun, Tara and Clint Benson of Ringgold, Holly Hartsfield and Craig Rogers of Chickamauga, Heather Hartsfield and Bret Sterman of Crestview, Fl.; and thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. 

Service to celebrate the life of Betty Elizabeth Hartsfield will be held Saturday March 3, at 2 p.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with Tylor Gilreath and David Weathers officiating. Interment will follow in the Ponders Colonial Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home and Ponders Dalton Crematory, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton, Georgia. www.pondersfuneralhome.com.



Phillips-Campbell, Deborah (Cleveland)

Deborah Phillips-Campbell, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Debbie loved photography and crafting, but her greatest passion was children’s ministry. She served at Little People’s Church, an outreach of Faith Memorial Church, 910 17th Street NW in Cleveland for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janie Phillips. She leaves ... (click for more)

Lowrance, Thomas Lee (Dalton)

Thomas Lee Lowrance, 74, of Dalton, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018. He was born in LaFayette and had resided most of his life in the LaFayette area, until moving to Dalton in 2000. He was a truck driver for Carpet Center Leasing, Foam Products and retired from Shaw Industries in 1999. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Villanow, Ga. He enjoyed hunting, fishing ... (click for more)

John Greene Dyer

John Greene Dyer, Jr., died on Thursday, September 20, 2018. He was born August 20, 1932, in Chickamauga GA, to parents John Greene Dyer, Sr., and Ruth Goodson Dyer, both deceased. John was predeceased by his brothers, Edgar Roland Dyer (Anne) and Benjamin Franklin Dyer (Jean); sisters, Augusta Dyer Ambercrombie (Frank), Josephine Dyer Bryan (William F.), and Georgia Mae ... (click for more)

Doris Gilstrap Callahan

Doris Gilstrap Callahan, 93,   of Hixson, passed away at home and went to be with her Lord on Monday, September 24, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She had lived in Burning Bush community and graduated from Ringgold High School in 1942.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison “Harry” Gilstrap and Jewel Holsomback Gilstrap; brother, Herman ... (click for more)

City Council Considering Possible Curbs On Steep Slope, Flood Plain Development

The City Council, which is considering possible curbs on steep slope and flood plain development, heard a presentation on the topic from the Regional Planning Agency staff on Tuesday. Councilman Darrin Ledford said a public hearing will come next. He said the council hears frequent criticism of development on steep hillsides and lowlands, "and I expect a great turnout for the ... (click for more)

Judge Denies New Trial For Unjolee Moore In 2010 Murder

Criminal Court Judge Don Poole has denied a new trial for a man convicted of a 2010 murder. Unjolee Moore, at a recent hearing, claimed that he made a confession after being beaten by a detective and held for over 13 hours while handcuffed behind his back. He a lso said he had ineffective assistance of counsel. His current lawyer, Daniel Murphy, said he was able to obtain ... (click for more)