Cross, Charlotte (Cleveland)

Friday, January 21, 2022
Charlotte Cross
Charlotte Cross

Charlotte Cross, age 62, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022 in Cleveland surrounded by her family.

She was a member of Samples Memorial Baptist Church. Her faith was evident by the way she lived her everyday life. She worked in the family business at Young’s Auto Body for many years. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and most of all being with her family. She especially enjoyed her grandkids and attending their sporting events.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Tunice Young.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 43 years, Ronnie Cross; children Josh Cross (Leslie) and Jaimee Bettis (Wade); brothers Greg Young (Lisa) and David Young (Ayen); four grandchildren: Chandler Cross (12), Aniston Cross (11), Hannah Cross (7), and Sawyer Bettis (9); special friend Helen Semak.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, at 12:30 p.m. at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Renny Whittenbarger officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Samples Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with Chandler Cross, Kevin Young, Wade Bettis, Kolton Perry, Mike Nix, Andy Semak, and Sawyer Bettis serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cross family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.


Watkins, James "Frog" Devoughn (Summerville)

Shelton, Marcus David (Whitwell)

King, Sylvia Sue (Cleveland)


James "Frog" Devoughn Watkins, age 72, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022. He was born Nov. 27, 1949. Arrangements and survivors will be announced later by Willis ... (click for more)

The Lord called Marcus David Shelton, 66, to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Mark was a resident of Whitwell, Tn. and member of the Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. ... (click for more)

Sylvia Sue King, better known as “Mamaw” or “Mimi”, age 83, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2022. Sylvia was a joyous person; always engaging in others lives, ministering the love of Christ ... (click for more)



Area Obituaries

Watkins, James "Frog" Devoughn (Summerville)

James "Frog" Devoughn Watkins, age 72, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022. He was born Nov. 27, 1949. Arrangements and survivors will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga. (click for more)

Shelton, Marcus David (Whitwell)

The Lord called Marcus David Shelton, 66, to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Mark was a resident of Whitwell, Tn. and member of the Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was born on Dec. 1, 1955 to the late David Shelton and Patsy King Shelton. Mark had been self-employed for numerous years as a draftsman. He had enjoyed playing the guitar and teaching ... (click for more)

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Elaine Hilliard McClure

Elaine Hilliard McClure, 74, of Soddy Daisy, Tn., went home to her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 19, 2022. She was a graduate of Red Bank High School and attended Tennessee Tech. She was a member of Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a longtime resident of Chattanooga, and Gulf Shores, Al. Elaine was a former dealer of antiques and part owner of Antique Station ... (click for more)

Sandra “Sandy” Jean Norris Turner

Sandra “Sandy” Jean Norris Turner, 71, of Lafayette, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where she attended City High School and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church in Chickamauga. Mrs. Turner loved the Lord, her family, spending time with her friends ... (click for more)

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Man Bowfishing On Nickajack Lake Dies When Boat Sinks

Ronnie D. Gholston, age 24, of Whitwell, along with two other men, were bowfishing Thursday evening on Nickajack Lake. Around 10:30 p.m. their 15-foot Lowe fishing boat started to take on water. The three men jumped into the water to swim to shore. As they swam, two men in the group observed that Mr. Gholston was no longer communicating with them. The two men swam to an island ... (click for more)