Goldsmith, Willie Taylor, Jr. (Ringgold)

Friday, July 13, 2018
Willie Taylor Goldsmith Jr., 83, of Ringgold, passed away at his home, surrounded by family, Thursday July 12, 2018. He was a resident of North Georgia for the past 40 years, and a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church. Willie was retired from the U.S. Army after 23 and a half years of service. He also retired from Walker Correctional Institution after 18 years of service.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lisa Goldsmith; one sister; and three brothers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Rebecca Goldsmith; sons, Billy (Vicky) Goldsmith, Richee (Paula) Goldsmith and Curtis (Tiffany) Goldsmith; daughters, Pandora (Jim) McDevitt; brother, Marty Goldsmith; sisters, Mildred Benefield, Debbie Evans and Bonnie Elkins; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Eric Greeson officiating and Jim McDevitt reading the eulogy.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and two hours prior to the service at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

Mills, John Edward (Ringgold)

Shirley, Elizabeth "Betty" Carlock (Ringgold)

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Elizabeth “Betty” Carlock Shirley, 88, of Ringgold, went home to be with our Lord on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Born on Sept. 22, 1930, in Genesee, Mi. to the late Thomas Eugene and Gladys Hullender Carlock, Betty graduated from Ringgold High School in 1948 and earned her master of arts in Teaching from UTC in 1971. She retired from Erlanger Hospital in 1988 after 30 years of ... (click for more)

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