Melina Luisa Rhodes, 38, passed away at her home at Ft. Belvoir Army Bast, Va., on Oct. 7, 2019, after a two-year battle of a rare form of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Tongue Cancer, for which there is little research being done.

Myrtis Virginia Morgan, 74, of Evensville, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, with family by her side. Virginia was a housewife and dedicated her life to her family. She enjoyed her chickens, fishing, cooking, and always trying to take care of everyone else.

Oliver R. “Ollie” Cox, 75, of Spring City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Morgantown on March 16, 1944, a son of the late James O. and Pearl Cox. Ollie was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Bethel Baptist Church.

David Lester, 59, of Spring City, made his heavenly transition and received his ultimate healing on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home, surrounded by loving friends and family.

Harold Donald Travis, 94, of Dayton, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2019, at his home in Dayton. He was born on Sept. 9, 1925, in Dayton, the son of the late Hubert and Alma Brooks Travis. Harold was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Margaret Ann Deford Travis; daughter, C…

Edward Valentine Jackson, 81, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. at his home in Spring City. He was born Aug. 29, 1938, in St. Joe, Mo. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Watts Bar Yacht Club where he had served as a Past Commodore.

Guy Ford Willingham Sr., 76, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, after a battle with cancer.

Martha Amelia Dotson, 79, passed away at Life Care Center of Rhea County on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

Roy Earl True, 88, of Grafton, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alma R. Jenkins True; children, Nolan (Pam), Jerry (Suzette) and Darla; granddaughter, Samantha True; and sister, Anna Mae Jewett.

James H. Nave, 66, of Spring City, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at his home.

Helen Kunkel, 86, of Spring City, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at her home.

Vickie Louise Crowe, 64, of Evensville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Erlanger Hospital.

Rebecca Elaine Park, 48, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Wyndridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Crossville, Tenn.

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Priscilla Sue Jollay Smith, 72, of East Ellijay, Ga., and formerly of Dayton, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. She was born Jan. 18, 1947, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Charles and Mary Louise Jollay. Priscilla graduated from Chattanooga City High School in …

Phillip Eugene Leonard, 54, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. He was born on Sept. 7, 1965, in Battle Creek, Mich., to the late Elmer Eugene Leonard and Edna Riley. He was a Christian and a member of the Pentacostal Worship Center in Spring City. He was a tru…

Lewis H. Sullivan, 87, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Signature Health Care Center in Spring City.

John Emmert Price, 94, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. John was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

William Glenn McBay, 77, of Spring City and formerly of Pikeville, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Glenn worked for NASA in 1960s during the Apollo Missions and then was an entrepreneur with his own construction company for over 50 years along with Donna Goodfellow working closely with hi…

Loyd Edward Brooks, 80, of Dayton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, Nov. 20, 2019. at his home in Dayton after a long struggle with cancer. He was born on March 5, 1939. in Dayton, the son of the late Ulyss and Hanna Hill Brooks. Loyd was also preceded in death by his first wife,…

Vern Allen Archer, 89, of Hixson, Tenn., went to be with Jesus on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and loved ones. Vern was born on Jan. 22, 1930, at the family farm in Randolph, N.Y., the so…

Martha Jane “Monkey” Alexander, 80, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. A lifetime resident of this area, She was the daughter of the late Darius and Bethel Lawson McFalls. Monkey was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She loved to read and to travel.

Tony Lee Pritchett, 73, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Life Care Center of Rhea County.

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Colby Zane Mickel, 14, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton. He was born on Feb. 9, 2005, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Colby was preceded in death by his grandfather, Johnny Mickel, of Dayton; and papaws, Joe Yearwood, of Dayton, and Bobby Burke, of Ross…

Rodney Marler, 60, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Kenneth Lee Hughes, 85, of Crossville, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Cumberland Medical Center.

Marilyn Ruth Pritchett Headlee, 60, of Perry Fla., passed away Oct. 2, 2019. She was born on Sept. 3, 1959, in Dayton. Marilyn lived most of her life in Dayton before moving to Perry, Fla., where she made her home with her son, until her passing.

Dalton Brothers, 78, formerly of Spring City, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Powell, Tenn.

Karolyn Opal Carlyle, born Sept. 1, 1938. in Leavenworth, Kans. passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Dayton.

Richard Lee Terry, 76, of Dayton, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, 2019, at his home. He was born on Feb. 16, 1943, in Lansing, Mich., the son of the late Jake and Louise Nelund Terry.

Mary Imogene Harris, 87, of Dayton, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, 2019, at her home. She was born on Nov. 28, 1931, in Scottsboro, Ala., the daughter of the late Bruce L. and Margaret Stevenson Cranfill. Imogene was also preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Harris; her broth…

Betty Jo Morrow Cook, 80, of Dayton, faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and follower of Jesus Christ, passed into eternal life, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at her home.

Harlon Steve Elrod, 60, of Dayton, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2019, in Chattanooga. Steve was born on Aug. 17, 1959 in Punta Gorda, Fla., and lived most of his life in Rhea County. He was a graduate of Rhea County High School, class of 1977. Steve served his country with the U.S. …

Terri Burchard Phillips, 52, of Graysville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newman, Ga.