King, Leonard "Toby" Lamar (Dalton)

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Toby King
Toby King

Leonard “Toby” Lamar King, age 58, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 2, 1959, a son of the late Joseph Floyd and Ora Mae Wilson King. 

He is survived by his companion, Charlaine Long of the residence; sons, David Williams of Chatsworth, Ga., Joseph Ridings of Cohutta, Ga.; daughter, Christina Ridings of Dalton; special nephew, Justin Edwards of Dalton; brother, Joseph Floyd King of Dalton; sisters and brother-in-law, Debbie Edwards of Varnell, Ga., Anita and Mike Cummings of Dalton; eleven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  

A service to celebrate the life of Leonard “Toby” Lamar King will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel 138 Melrose Drive Dalton, GA 30721, 706-226-4002



Vinson, Dewey William "Bill" (Whitwell)

Dewey William “Bill” Vinson, 76, of Whitwell, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Mary Vinson.  Bill was a member of the Church of God.  Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Audra Mae Carr Vinson; three children, Dewey W. Vinson, Jr. “Billy,” of Dunlap, Karen (Michael) Cooley, of Cartwright and ... (click for more)

Coleman, Jack Kimsey (Old Fort)

Jack Kimsey Coleman, 77, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at his home.  A native of Murphy, NC, he was born June 4, 1941 to the late Charles and Mary Coleman.  Jack graduated from Murphy High School in 1959 and received a BS degree from North Carolina State University, School of Forestry in Raleigh in 1965.  He retired in 1998. Jack was a ... (click for more)

Marilyn Lloyd

Marilyn Lloyd, the first woman ever elected to Congress in Tennessee for a full term, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the age of 89. Congresswoman Lloyd preferred to be called “Marilyn” and to honor her wishes, we will call her Marilyn in this obituary tribute. Marilyn, who represented the Third District in Congress for 10 terms, beginning in 1975 and retiring in 1994 ... (click for more)

Colleen Price Diprima

Colleen Price Diprima, 92 of East Ridge, Tennessee, passed away with her family by her side on September 19, 2018. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Colleen graduated with a bachelor’s degree from UTC and worked for the Department of Human Services as a social worker. She also served as executive secretery for the Jaycee’s. Colleen’s favorite ... (click for more)

10-Term Congresswoman Marilyn Lloyd Dies

Marilyn Lloyd, who represented the Third District in Congress for 10 terms, has died at the age of 89. Ms. Lloyd got into politics after her husband, TV anchor Mort Lloyd, was killed in a plane crash in 1974. Mort Lloyd had won the Democratic primary to oppose Rep. Lamar Baker. The party chose her to go on the ballot in his place, and she defeated Congressman Baker. She was ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy Couple Robbed Of Over $56,000 In Items; Believe Facebook Post May Have Tipped Off Thieves

A Soddy Daisy couple reported a theft at their residence netted thieves over $56,000 in items. The couple said the thieves may have picked their residence because they posted on Facebook that they were vacationing in Gatlinburg. Michael Lee Leming, 42, has been arrested in the case. However, only $10,600 of the stolen items were recovered. Leming is from Dunlap, but was ... (click for more)