Mr. Larry Don Robertson

Larry Don (Shaggy) Robertson, age 61 of Chatsworth, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 27th, 2015, in Hamilton Medical Center.
Larry was a beloved husband, father, papaw, brother and friend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Larry formerly worked for Shaw Industries for 29 years where he became lovingly known as “Shaggy.”  He was currently President of Larry’s Trees to Dirt and a member of First Baptist Church of Chatsworth.  He also served on the Board of Directors of Keep Chatsworth/Murray Beautiful.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking and playing cards and Wahoo.  Larry will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Thompson, and sister, Nell Simpson.
Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Robertson; son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Lorrie Robertson of Tunnel Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Jason Turner of Rocky Face; step-children, Kimberly and Breck Davis of Cleveland, Tennessee and Jennifer Owens and Jamey McCamy of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Hunter and Logan Robertson, Brandon and Alec Heuser, and Carolyn, Tyler, Caleb and Sawyer Davis; brother and sister-in-law,Kenneth and Reba Robertson of Dalton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Ray Sexton of Dalton; Mary Lou and Ronald Flood of Eton; Hazel and Thurman Parker of Collinsville, Alabama; Donna and Ruben Garcia of Texas and Brenda and Michael Starks of Rocky Face.                                                                     
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Larry (Shaggy) Robertson will be held Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Chatsworth First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Shaw, Rev. George Ross & Rev. Michael Starks officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, and his nephews, Joe and Jon Garcia. Burial will be in Murray Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 29 from 5 pm to 9 pm.  
Online condolences may be offered at www.jjonesfuneralhome.com

Mr. D.C. Lyles

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Mr. D.C. Lyles of Crandall, age 80, passed away on April 23, 2015 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga as a result of an automobile accident.
Mr. Lyles is preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Lizzie Lyles; brother, Alvin Glenn Lyles  and sister; Josie Dilbeck Cobb
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Martha Louise Lyles of Crandall; sisters and brother-in-law: Mary Jean Headrick of Crandall, Virginia Ruth and Daniel Thomas Zmroczek of Euless, TX,; special friends, Vivian Lowery, Dale Lowery, Kim Lowery, Doug Lowery and Amanda Lowery and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Lyles were Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at  1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Shawn Chapman Funeral Home with Rev Shane Beck  officiating.  Interment was in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family received friends on Monday, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home Crematory and Monuments. www.shawnchapmanfh.com

Mrs. Lora Nell Keener

Mrs. Lora Nell Keener, 79 of Chatsworth, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Keener; son, Darrell Keener; grandson Kevin Keener; daughter Charlotte Hooker; mother, Mae Belle Croy; step-father, Walter Croy; father, Bill Hicks; one brother,  two sisters.
Survivors include her son and life partner, Donald Keener and Coty Hugghins of Calhoun; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Keener of Chatsworth, Mary Keener and Kevin Cochran of Chatsworth, Sandra and Randy Epperson of Chatsworth; brother, Tommy Hicks of Dawnville, GA; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Lora Nell Keener will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Tim Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Harrison Chapel Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Lora Nell Keener.

Mr. Ronald E. Plylar

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Plylar Photo

Mr. Ronald E. Plylar, 72, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Ronald Plylar resided in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife Joan. He was a loving husband, father and son.  Ron never met a stranger and was a very compassionate and caring man.  Ron is admired, respected and loved by many, including business associates from around the world.  He was always the optimist and an excellent leader.
Ron was born in Spokane, Washington and as a young child moved to Alabama where he grew up. Ron graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business and from Memphis State University with a Master’s of Business Administration Degree.  His career span included sales, marketing and executive positions with Swift in the Southeast U.S. and with large animal health pharmaceutical companies Merck and Hoffmann-La Roche in the Northeast.   He was President of Intervet America and Intervet Canada, animal vaccine and pharmaceutical companies headquartered in Millsboro, Delaware, from 1982 to 1987.   
Ron was an entrepreneur by nature.  Ron and his wife Joan founded Biomune Inc., a new animal health vaccine company, in Lenexa, Kansas in 1987.   Ron served as President for 18 years.  The company grew from its grass roots startup to producing and selling animal vaccines in more than 30 countries, and included partnering with Lohmann in Germany and Zeon in Japan. One of the most unique vaccines developed and marketed by Ron was a Salmonella vaccine for chickens. This was the first vaccine to be used in animals to protect human health.  Ron was an industry leader and charter member of both the Association of Veterinary Biologics Companies (AVBC) and the American Association of Avian Pathologists.  In 2005, Ceva Sante Animale of France purchased Biomune, and Ron became Chief Executive Officer until his retirement from Biomune in 2008.  
In 2010, Ron sold and retired from Avipath, LLC that he and Joan founded and where he was President. The company had the sole purpose of supplying pathogen free eggs and chickens to Biomune for approximately ten years.   
His retirement years gave Ron time to spend with his children and grandchildren which he had always yearned to have.  He enjoyed boating activities in the Pacific Islands of the Northwest and the friends he met there. The past few years, Ron and Joan lived part-time on the Big Island of Hawaii, the place Ron loved most and where they have many cherished friends.  He also enjoyed spending time with family in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, and South Carolina.
He was active on many boards in Hawaii, including serving as the current President of the Kolea Owners Association and as an officer on the boards of the Kolea Villa Association, the Mauna Lani Terrace Association, and the Kohala Waterfront Association.
Ron will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him.
Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Edison Plylar.
Survivors include his loving wife, Joan Leonard Plylar of Gig Harbor, WA; son and daughter-in-law, R. Phillip and Tonya Plylar of Salisbury, MD; daughter, Lorie Hodges of Oneonta, AL; mother, Sophia Plylar of Spartanburg, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Virginia Plylar of Spartanburg, SC; grandchildren, Abigail Plylar of Salisbury, MD, Travis, Noah and Miranda Hodges of Oneonta, AL; niece, Sheryl Morarity (Jason) and children, Callum, Zoe and Eve of Australia; nephew, Kevin Plylar (Louisa) and son, Landon of California; aunts; uncles; other nieces; nephews; many cousins in Spokane, WA; and several relatives in England.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Ronald E. Plylar will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth. Interment will follow in Center Valley Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Ronald E. Plylar.

Mr. SL West

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West Photo

Mr. SL West, 77 of Cisco, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Selmer and Myrtle West; sister, Betty Sue Smithey; brother, Ralph West.     
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Shelia and Robert Buff of Chatsworth, and Linda West of Chatsworth; sister, Hazel Wyatt of Prattville, AL; grandchildren, Kristle Holcomb, Christopher Wilbanks, and Robin Howard; nieces and nephews also survive.     
Graveside services to celebrate the life of Mr. SL West were held Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. from Cloer Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy McHan officiating. Interment followed in Cloer Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth were in charge of the arrangements for Mr. SL West.

Mr. Ricky Lamar Holsomback

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Ricky Lamar Holsomback, 58, of Chatsworth, Georgia died on Sunday, April 19, 2015, while participating in a National Enduro near Lawrenceburg, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, G.W. (“Dub”) and Mary Ray Roland, and his father and mother-in-law, H.K. (“Kinzel”) and Bonnie Anderson Quarles, paternal grandparents, Bill and Ophelia Patterson Holsomback and maternal grandparents, John and Myrtle Bramlett Roland.
Rick was born February 10, 1957, in Dalton, Georgia. He was a graduate of the North Whitfield High School Class of 1975 and the University of Georgia Class of 1979. He worked as a Controller at Emerald Carpets and Clayton Miller Carpets in Dalton. He was a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, First Baptist Church of Chatsworth, The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and University of Georgia Terry College of Business Alumni Association. He was currently serving as treasurer of the Southeastern Enduro and Trail Riders Association. Rick was a man of many passions. He loved his family and friends, genealogy, his dogs, racing his motorcycle, traveling, working in his yard, and all things Georgia Football.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Pamela Quarles Holsomback, his son, Andrew Holsomback, daughter and son-law, Lauren and Chase Pritchett, sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Harry Lee Newberry, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Holsomback will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. John Bagley and Dr. Mark Shaw.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the service hour at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Rick may be made to First Baptist Church of Chatsworth.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Polly Patterson Dunn

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Dunn Photo

Mrs. Polly Patterson Dunn, 91 of Crandall, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her residence.
She was a member of Fairy Valley Baptist Church.
Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Dunn; parents, John and Ancelena Patterson; brothers, Jack, Harve, Theodore, Miley, Poley and Richard Patterson; sisters, Mae Dunn, Pauline Ballew, Siddie Payne, Annie Dean, Ethel Silvey, and Mendie Patterson.
Survivors include her sons and daughtes-in-law, Benny and Dianne Dunn of Dalton,  Kendall and Patty Dunn of Crandall; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Vernon Flood of Eton, Shirley Bartley of Crandall, Annette and Danny Fain of Crandall; sisters, Edna Childers of Cleveland, TN, Janie Durham of Dalton; grandchildren, Stevie Flood, Scotty Flood, Anthony Pittman, Kim Fromm, Andrea Witherow, Shelia Patterson, Tonya Langham, Jason Dunn, Jeremiah Dunn, Derek Defore, Chelsea Moore, and Josh Defore; 24 great-grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren; special friend, Juanita Stafford; special caregiver, Starr Neisler; nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Polly Patterson Dunn were held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from Fairy Valley Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. George Ross and Rev. Dwight Scott officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth were in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Polly Patterson Dunn.

Mrs. Praise Pulliam Branam Caldwell

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Caldwell Photo

Praise Pulliam Branam Caldwell, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, and friend to all, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 84.
Praise was born in Murray County on May 9, 1930 to Murphy and Marietta Pulliam. She was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church. She lived an amazing life – extending love, joy, and hugs to everyone. She loved music, family gatherings, church, world-traveling, and shopping. After raising her family, she obtained a GED and cosmetology license and went on to open her own shop. Once retired, she served as a hospice volunteer for many years.
Praise was preceded in death by her husbands, Willie J R Branam and Charlie Caldwell; parents, Murphy & Marietta Pulliam; brothers, Everett “Cotton” Pulliam and Lautt Pulliam; sisters, Bertha Petty and Lois Langford; and great-grandson, Logan Harrington.
She is survived by her son, Terry Branam; daughter, Henrietta Harrington; grandchildren, Kevin (Wendy) Branam, Tracey Lawson, Adam (Holly) Harrington, and Amy Harrington; six great-grandchildren; sister, Angie West; special friend, Tabatha Hickey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services for Praise were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Branam and Rev. Travis Martin officiating. Interment followed at Murray Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday, from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth were in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Geneva Mae Silvers

Mrs. Geneva Mae Silvers age 73 of Chatsworth, passed away Thursday April 9, 2015.
She was a member of the Fairy Valley Baptist Church.
Mrs. Silvers was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. Sr., and Opal Saylors; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Kenneth Langford, Janelle Saylors Hawkins, Quinton Smith; brothers, J.B. Saylors, Jr., Arvil Saylors; grandson, Mark ‘Adam’ Fouts.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. William Silvers, Chatsworth; sons and daughters-in-law, Vince and Sandra Silvers, Humboldt, TN, Curtis and Donna Silvers, Chatsworth; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Eddie Cress, Chatsworth; brother and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Linda Saylors, Cohutta, Barbara Saylors, Frances Saylors; sisters and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Ron Rayburn, Cohutta, Thelma Roberts, Cohutta; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; special friend Carla Young; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Silvers were held Sunday, April 12, at 3:00 p.m. from the Fairy Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Robby Chastain and Rev. Lamar Beason officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The family received friends Saturday, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth were in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Claudell Elrod

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Elrod Photo

 

 Mrs. Claudell Elrod, 91 of Chatsworth, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center.
She was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
 Claudell enjoyed gardening tomatoes and roses.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Lee Elrod; parents, Robert and Millie Keith; siblings, Bill Keith, Robert H. Keith, Evelyn Howard, and Frances Campbell.
Survivors include her sons, Bobby Elrod of Dalton and Lamar Elrod of Chatsworth; daughters and sons-in-law, Dymple and Jerry McDonald Cuthbert, GA, and Helen and Bill Crawford of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Tony Lee Rowe, Kendall Ross Rowe and Jeremy McDonald; two great-grandsons; 3 great great-grandsons; nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Claudell Elrod will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Center Hill Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Claudell Elrod.