Ford, Karen Michelle (Chickamauga)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Karen Michelle Ford, 44, passed away at her home in Chickamauga on Friday, April 3, 2020.  She was a graduate of Ringgold High School and studied nursing at Dalton State College.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence “Buddy” and Virginia Jo Ford and Bill and Mae Wright.

Survivors include her mother, Debra Ford, of Ringgold; father, Mike Ford, of Dalton; sister, Traci Hyatt; and niece, Brianna McKinney.

A memorial service celebrating Karen’s life may be held at a later date.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the Ford family guestbook at www.serenityfunerals.com.

Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Painter, Frankie (Cleveland)

Blailock, Jane Brice Pyle (Dunlap)

Dill, Barbara E. Layne (Jasper)


Frankie Painter, 85, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at her home following a long illness. Frankie loved many activities, reading, crossword puzzles, going to the casinos, ... (click for more)

Jane Brice Pyle Blailock, at the age of 71, went home peacefully to our Lord surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Jane was born on October 17, 1948 in Barwick, Ga. In later ... (click for more)

The Lord called Barbara E. Layne Dill, age of 69 years old, home on Saturday, May 30, 2020, with her family at her side. Barbara was born on May 28, 1951, and was from Jasper, Tn. She was ... (click for more)



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Painter, Frankie (Cleveland)

Frankie Painter, 85, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at her home following a long illness. Frankie loved many activities, reading, crossword puzzles, going to the casinos, watching television, especially NBA basketball, and tennis sports in general. Her greatest love, other than her family and animals was bowling. Frankie was an active bowler for 55 years, ... (click for more)

Blailock, Jane Brice Pyle (Dunlap)

Jane Brice Pyle Blailock, at the age of 71, went home peacefully to our Lord surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Jane was born on October 17, 1948 in Barwick, Ga. In later years she moved to the New Hope, Tn. community until 15 years ago when her husband, Michael Blailock and she built a home in Dunlap, Tn. She was a registered CNA until she retired. Jane ... (click for more)

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Roy Lee “Butch” McGill

Roy Lee “Butch” McGill, 66, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Reathel McGill; step-mother, Rose McGill; brothers, Dennis McGill, Ricky Allen McGill, and Bobby McGill. He was a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Harrison, where he drove the church van bringing children to church. Mr. McGill was a devoted ... (click for more)

Nina Eadon Hale

Nina Eadon Hale, 77, widow of Shadrach Jerome Hale II, died on Friday, May 29, 2020. Born on Aug. 18, 1942, in Manning, SC, she was the daughter of the late Marion Leroy Eadon, Sr., and Marian Williams Eadon. She was a graduate of Manning High School, Columbia College, and Emory University Candler School of Theology. Throughout her life, Nina was so many things to so ... (click for more)

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