Area Obituaries

Ruby Ellen Cagle

Worked For The Tennessee Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant


Ruby Ellen Abbott Cagle, of Jasper, died on Sunday, November 18, 2018, in a Chattanooga health care facility. The daughter of the late Winton B. and Marion McCaslin Abbott, Ruby was born and spent the first 16 years of her life in Winslow, Maine. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Ruby and her mother moved to Pearl Harbor to be with her father who had left Maine a year earlier to work as a mechanic on the base there. Shortly ... (click for more)

Ellis, Billy Neil (Chickamauga)


Billy Neil Ellis died at home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the age of 82. A lifelong resident of Chickamauga, Billy Neil was an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a selfless advocate for his community and the beloved patriarch of a family he cherished. The son of Lillian Crowder and Neil William Ellis, Billy Neil graduated from Chickamauga High School in 1954. After high school, he joined the army in 1955 and was ... (click for more)

Keith, Rev. Charles Edwin (LaFayette)


Rev. Charles Edwin Keith, 81, of LaFayette, departed this life on Sunday, November 18, 2018 for his eternal home with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. Charles was a graduate of Kirkman Vocational High School in Chattanooga; he then went on to receive his bachelor of business degree from Brenau College and then his masters of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He also did extensive post graduate work and was ... (click for more)



Hill, James Don (Ringgold)

Layman, Gaynelle Shope (Ringgold)

Griffith, Helen Thurman (Whitwell)


James Don Hill, 89, of Ringgold, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018. He was born in Ellijay, has been a resident of Ringgold for 57 years and was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist ... (click for more)

Gaynelle Shope Layman, 81, of Ringgold, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born to the late John Monroe and Amy Elizabeth Headrick ... (click for more)

Helen Thurman Griffith, 75, of Whitwell, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel D. Griffith; first husband, Clarence Eugene Brooks; mother, ... (click for more)


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