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Tanksley, Janey Isabella (Cleveland)

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Janey Tanksley, 75, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away August 11, 2022, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 4, 1947 to the late Pearline Centers and Robert Scoggins. She was a good Christian woman, mother and mamaw. Janey will be loved and missed.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donnie Tanksley; brothers, Robert (Caroline) Scoggins and Eddie Scoggins; sisters, Barbara (Melvin) Guffey and Lisa Scoggins; daughter, Janet Tanksley; and grandson, Timothy Ryan George.

She is survived by her children, Lorri Green, Steve (Teresa) Gates and Chrissy (Troy) George; brothers, Jerry (Joy) Scoggins, Stanley (Peggy) Martin, Bobby (Tammy) Martin, Harold Centers, Jr., Charles (Toni) Scoggins and Donald (Debbie) Cartwright; sisters, Eleanor (Ken) Daily, Mary Goins and Judi Dover; grandchildren, Tabitha (Jeremy) Haddock, Shawn (Rebecca) Maxwell, Michael (Brandy) George, Heather (Devin) Sage and Brenden Gates; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. at Companion Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 15, followed by the service in the chapel at 3 p.m., with Pastor Johnny Staton officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Olive Cemetery, with pallbearers Anthony Guffey, Richard Guffey, Bo Maxwell, Joseph Maxwell, Pete Gates, Bryan Maxwell, Hunter West and Aiden Harris.

Davis, James Edwin "Smiley" (Decatur)

Alder, Mary Helen (Jasper)

Peppers, Evie Lee Goodman (LaFayette)


James Edwin “Smiley” “Dean” Davis, 66, of Decatur, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents: Condon and Leota Miller Davis, sisters: ... (click for more)

Mary Helen Alder, 77, of Jasper, Tennessee was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 22, 2022. She was born to the late Floyd Douglas Freeman and Hazel Geneva Poe ... (click for more)

Evie Lee Goodman Peppers, 79, of LaFayette, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Peppers; parents, Walter Goodman and Nannie Duckett ... (click for more)



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Davis, James Edwin "Smiley" (Decatur)

James Edwin “Smiley” “Dean” Davis, 66, of Decatur, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents: Condon and Leota Miller Davis, sisters: Joann Davis, nephew: James Keith Lindsey. He is survived by his sister: Mary Carolyn Davis Lindsey, nieces: Connie L. Hinch, Sheila Lindsey, great nieces: Chelsie (Lester III) Cole, Mattie ... (click for more)

Alder, Mary Helen (Jasper)

Mary Helen Alder, 77, of Jasper, Tennessee was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 22, 2022. She was born to the late Floyd Douglas Freeman and Hazel Geneva Poe Freeman on June 12, 1945. She was married to the late Paul Alder and was of the Baptist faith. Helen loved flowers, spending time with her family and doing yard work. She loved her grandchildren, ... (click for more)

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Winford Paul Cantrell, Jr.

Winford Paul Cantrell, Jr., 63, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away September 24, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 14, 1958, to the late Mary Agnes Caruso Cantrell and Winford Paul Cantrell, Sr., in Chattanooga. Winford was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Masonic Limestone Lodge #176. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, ... (click for more)

David Mansel Cooke

David Mansel Cooke, 90, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2022, with his family by his side. Born in the East Lake neighborhood to parents, Milton Stevenson Cooke and Thelma Ramey Cooke, David grew up with six brothers: Milton, Freddy, Forrest, Raymond, William F., and Dwayne Cooke. He met and married Louise Nicholson Cooke and ... (click for more)

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