Prueitt, Rhonnie Guy (Benton)

Friday, January 21, 2022
Rhonnie Guy Prueitt, 75, of Benton, passed away on January 20, 2022. He was born on Jan. 29, 1946 in Polk County to the late Spence and Vesta Prueitt. He was a lifelong resident of Polk County and a 43 year employee of Hardwick Stove Company. He loved spending time with his friends and family and most of all his grandchildren. He cherished his family dinners with his “kiddos.”

In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Dana Sue Prueitt and sisters, Lorene Lanning and Jewell Barefield.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children, Christy Hardin (John) and Chad Prueitt (Deidre); brother, Lowell Prueitt; and special brother-in-law, Bill Barefield (Margaret Price). He is survived by his grandchildren, Tori Harden, Emma Harden, Cambree Prueitt, Jaxson Prueitt, Gunner Prueitt and Wyatt Prueitt. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A celebration of Rhonnie’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23 at Benton Station Baptist Church, with visitation from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. service. He will be laid to rest at Old Ocoee Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24.

Share a personal memory of Rhonnie or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com. 

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Prueitt family with these arrangements.

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)



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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)