Sneed, James Robert (Tunnel Hill)

Saturday, April 21, 2018
James Robert Sneed
James Robert Sneed

James Robert Sneed, age 77, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, departed this life Friday morning, April 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. 

Robert was born Dec. 28, 1940 in Murphy, N.C., a son of the late William Phares and Edna Maggie Kephart Sneed.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Vernon Sneed and Clyde Sneed and sisters, Ruby Dockery, Dora Cantrell, Lucy Davis and Grace Goforth. 

He was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church in Catoosa County, Ga. 

Robert was a wonderful banjo player, loved hiking and making a garden.  He never met a stranger and loved making people laugh. He loved life, loved God and loved his family.  His family was his life. 

He is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-seven years, Martha Bunch Sneed of the residence; daughters and son-in-law, Regina and Craig Shaver, Rhonda Lee Hall; son and daughter-in-law, Tracy and Cheryl Sneed all of Tunnel Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Mary Sneed, Jr. of Dalton, Otis and Glenda Sneed of Murphy, N.C.; grandchildren, Heather and Chris Humble, Craig and Jessi Shaver, Haley and Justin Walraven, Brett Sneed and Kristin Wood, Logan Sneed and Brylee Hall; great-grandchildren, Chase Humble, Camryn Humble, Gracie Shaver, Renly Pass and Jasper Walraven; and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. 

Services to celebrate the life of James Robert Sneed will be held Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with Tracy Sneed and Reverend Ed Parsons officiating.  He will be laid to rest at the Dunagan Cemetery in Rocky Face, Georgia, with Craig Shaver, Chris Humble, Chase Humble, Brett Sneed, Logan Sneed and Spencer Smith serving as pallbearers. 

The family would like to give a special thanks to Hamilton Hospice and Hamilton Healthcare for the love and care they provided. 

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or to your favorite charity. 

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel after 11 a.m. Sunday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel and Ponders Dalton Crematory, Dalton, GA. (706)226-4002


Hammontree, Katherine "Kathy" Cunnyngham (Cleveland)

Motley, Karla Lee Brooker (Dalton)

Cole, Charles "Charlie" R. (Ringgold)


Katherine “Kathy” Cunnyngham Hammontree, 72, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She retired from Maytag as an industrial ... (click for more)

Karla Lee Brooker Motley, age 54, of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Sallie Brooker and Coy and Jo ... (click for more)

Charles “Charlie” R. Cole, 87, of Ringgold, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019 in a local hospital. Charlie was born March 10, 1931 to the late George H. & Lena Cole. He was a long-time ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Hammontree, Katherine "Kathy" Cunnyngham (Cleveland)

Katherine “Kathy” Cunnyngham Hammontree, 72, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She retired from Maytag as an industrial engineer. She was preceded in deathy by her parents, Addison Blair Cunnyngham and Mary Frances McKenzie Cunnyngham; and husband, Joe Hammontree. Survivors include her life partner, ... (click for more)

Motley, Karla Lee Brooker (Dalton)

Karla Lee Brooker Motley, age 54, of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Sallie Brooker and Coy and Jo Douglas. Karla was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Southeast Toyota Comptroller Association and North Georgia Walk to Emmaus. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, ... (click for more)

Obituaries

John Robert Monroe, Jr.

John Robert Monroe, Jr. of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, February 21, 2019. He was 49. John, the son of Sharon Kline and the late John Robert Monroe Sr., was born and raised in Hermitage, Tn. He was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps after eight years of service, having achieved the rank of gunnery sergeant. He was ... (click for more)

Howard Manning

Howard Manning, 82, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Howard was born in Chickamauga, July 30, 1936. His parents moved to Chattanooga when he was one year old. He was schooled at Lupton City, Red Bank and Hixson. He entered the U. S. Army in 1953 and served 24 months in Germany with the 8th Infantry. On return home, he enrolled at Kirkman High for three ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Cash Canyon Road Closed As Section Of Remote, Narrow Road Washes Away

A section of the remote Cash Canyon Road that goes from Lookout Valley along the Tennessee River toward the Tennessee River Gorge washed out during Saturday's downpours. County Commissioner David Sharpe said County Public Works has a large excavator rented for Monday. He said, "They stated the time to repair would depend on if more damage is done tonight. If damage stays the ... (click for more)

Mudslide Washes Away Subway Restaurant At Foot Of Signal Mountain; Nearby Employee Says: "It's Gone"; Flooding Closes Numerous Roads

A mudslide on Saturday morning washed away the Subway restaurant at the foot of Signal Mountain. "The Subway is gone," an employee of the nearby Shuford's Barbeque, said. She said a large amount of mud and debris washed down from the steep hillside behind the buildings. No one was inside the Subway. It had closed on Friday after a tree fell on it. The location is ... (click for more)