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John W. Peeples

John W. Peeples, age 80, of Chatsworth passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Tranquility of Dalton.John founded Peeples Funeral Home with his brothers, Harlan and Julian, in 1965. He and his wife, Frances, eventually became the sole owners and went on to serve their community for decades. John…

Mrs. Louise “Lucy” Ridgeway

Mrs. Louise “Lucy” Ridgeway age 83 of Crandall, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Chatsworth Health Care.Mrs. Ridgeway was a member of Cisco Baptist Church. She loved her family, her church, and enjoyed baking.Mrs. Ridgeway was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Ridgeway; parents, Claude & Edith…

Ms. Deborah Lee Welch

Ms. Deborah Lee Welch age 53 of Chatsworth, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at her residence.Deborah enjoyed reading.She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Cleaston Welch and Johney Wilnel Welch; brother, Roy Cleaston Welch.Survivors include children and in-laws, Alan & Tuesday Welch of Chatsworth, Steven & Jennifer…

Mr. Roy Sitton

Mr. Roy Sitton, age 89, of Chatsworth, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Juanita Sitton Bearden, a son, Tony Sitton, and a great-grandson, Jayden Sitton. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years,…

Bobby Joe Ellis

Bobby Joe Ellis, age 83 of Chatsworth, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Erlanger Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.Mr. Ellis retired after 48 years as a truck driver for Cagle Feed.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dalton and Nina Jo Ellis; daughter, Nina Rose Ellis; brother,…

Mr. Leonard Hamilton “L. H.” Sanford, Jr.

Mr. Leonard Hamilton “L. H.” Sanford, Jr., age 93 of Chatsworth, passed away Monday November 7, 2016.Mr. Sanford was a lifelong resident of Murray County, a WWII US Army Veteran and a lifetime member of the Smyrna Baptist Church.He enjoyed gardening, raising livestock and spending time with his grandchildren and…

Mrs. Etta Jane Newton

Mrs. Etta Jane Newton, 98, of Chatsworth passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Wood Dale Health Care Center.Etta was preceded in death by her parents, John and Matilda Patterson, and husband, Arthur Newton. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Anderson of Chatsworth; sisters, Mary Barrett of…

Mrs. Patricia Rose Russell

Mrs. Patricia Rose Russell, age 71, of Chatsworthv passed away on Monday, November 2, 2015.She was preceded in death by her parents, William L. Crisp, Sr. and Dora Jeanette Crisp, and brothers, James E. Crisp and Carl F. Crisp.Survivors include her husband, Samuel Everett Russell of Chatsworth; son and daughter-in-law,…