Collins, Martha Gene "Genie" (Cleveland)

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Martha Gene Collins
Martha Gene Collins

Martha Gene Collins, 76, passed away on Friday evening, February 15, 2019, at The Lantern, in Collegedale, Tn.

Genie was born in Madison, Wi., on July 18, 1942 a daughter of the late Charles and Lauretta Crichfield. Genie was raised in South Bay, Fl. She raised her family in Belle Glade and later, Fort Meade, FL, before retiring to Cleveland. She was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed camping, reading books and spending time in Sylva, N.C. at the family cabin. Genie's favorite pastime was traveling to see and spend time with her children and grandchildren who she loved dearly. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Allen Collins and one son, Wesley Collins. 

Genie leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Wade Allen Collins and wife Tara, Lauretta Cook, John Collins and wife Christina, Amy Hazleton and husband Tate and Kimberly Collins and wife Roberta, thirteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters Ginger Hall (Bill) and Janet Ward (Bill) along with numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends. 

A celebration of her life is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home at 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland, Tn. with the Reverend Jim Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time at the funeral home. 

The interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. 

You are encouraged to share a memory of Genie and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.


Garrison, Marilyn Kay (Dayton)

Bridges, Robert "Bobby" (Dalton)

McNeese, Eveyln (Cohutta)


Marilyn Kay Garrison of Dayton, Tennessee, passed away May 17, 2019 at Rhea Medical Center. Kay was a longtime resident of Dayton and a member of Dayton Church of Christ. She loved Auburn ... (click for more)

Robert “Bobby” Bridges, age 38, of Dalton, passed away on Sunday May 19, 2019 at Erlanger Medical Center as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert ... (click for more)

Evelyn McNeese, age 90, of Cohutta, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd McNeese; parents, Loyd and Flora Gordy; sister, Joyce; ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Garrison, Marilyn Kay (Dayton)

Marilyn Kay Garrison of Dayton, Tennessee, passed away May 17, 2019 at Rhea Medical Center. Kay was a longtime resident of Dayton and a member of Dayton Church of Christ. She loved Auburn football, the Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys and watching pro golf, especially Phil Mickelson. She is preceded in death by her father, Felix Garrison, and brother, Randy Garrison. She ... (click for more)

Bridges, Robert "Bobby" (Dalton)

Robert “Bobby” Bridges, age 38, of Dalton, passed away on Sunday May 19, 2019 at Erlanger Medical Center as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Eugene Bridges; and grandmother, Betty Beaver. He is survived by his loving wife, Heather Ogle Bridges; two daughters, Staci Bridges and Lily Green, both of Dalton; two sons, Christopher ... (click for more)

Obituaries

Carl Thomas And Dorothy Irene Ash

Carl Thomas Ash, Jr., 88, departed this life on Sunday, May 12, 2019. His beloved wife of 67 years, Dorothy Irene Ash, 93, followed him home one week later on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Carl and Irene were longtime residents of East Ridge. For over 50 years they were members of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church and cherished the many friends they made in the Pioneer Sunday School ... (click for more)

James "Jimmy" Edward Richardson

James “Jimmy” Edward Richardson, 42, of Ooltewah, TN, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 19, 2019. Jimmy will be extremely missed by his devoted family and all that knew him. Born and raised in Ooltewah, TN, he attended Ooltewah Baptist as a child. He later graduated from Ooltewah High School in 1994 and enjoyed showing Tennessee Walking Horses most of his life. Jimmy was a ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Ex-Wife Arrested Along With Man In Death Of Roger Dale Miller, Whose Bound Body Was Found In Meigs County

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and multiple East Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of two people who face charges in connection to last week’s homicide of a Decatur, Tn., man. At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI agents joined law enforcement officers from the Decatur ... (click for more)

Judge Sets $300,000 Bond For Woman Facing Attempted Murder Charge Who Is Described As "Sweet Like Pie"

A woman described as a “peacemaker” and “sweet like a piece of pie” had her bond set at $300,000 after prosecutors said she aided her brother and his friend in a brutal murder. Charged with attempted first-degree murder, Sherquilla Hubbard faces a possible lengthy prison term for her role in the 2018 crime. Ms. Hubbard, 24, appeared in Hamilton County Criminal Court before Judge ... (click for more)