Chattanooga Area Under Flood Warning; High Winds Expected Saturday Night

Presley, Ruby Lee (Ringgold)

Monday, February 11, 2019
Ruby Lee Presley, 88, of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Ruby was born July 26, 1930, in Americus, Ga. to the late Willis and Bertha Kidd Brock.  She was a long time resident of Ringgold and attended Temple Baptist Church in Chattanooga.  Ruby was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening, traveling, square dancing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.  Ruby was a self-made hard working entrepreneur and business woman that raised three boys who went on to own and operate their own businesses.  

She is preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Harrell Presley; son, Larry Teem; and sisters, Abelle Payne and May West.

Ruby is survived by children, Stan (Lisa) Teem, Gary (April) Teem, Melodie (Bob) Church and Teresa (Vernus) Bredeson; sister, Clara Brewer; grandchildren, Corey (Haylee) Teem, Lindsay (Nick) Sun, Cayce (Paul) Johnson, Chase (Bailey) Teem, Alecia (Lawrence) Blake, Melissa (Jon) Barnes, Ben Bredeson, Rob Church and Tripp Church; great-grandchildren, Collin and Griffin Sun, Caleb and Maggie Rose Teem, Cooper and Tucker Teem and Avery Love Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Ruby Presley will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, with Rev. James Ellis officiating.  Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share condolences with the family and view the memorial tribute.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga for their care.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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)


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Hammontree, Katherine "Kathy" Cunnyngham (Cleveland)

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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)

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John Robert Monroe, Jr.

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D. Ruth Nix

D. Ruth Nix, 78, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was the daughter of Ida Lena Schmidt and Garry Shellito Medlen and was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles Lee Nix. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Vickie McCallie Nix and 10 brothers and sisters. Ruth retired from TVA having held many ... (click for more)

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