Jerry T. Smith, 78, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn., after a brief illness.

Judith Ann Dillard, 68, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Soddy Daisy Health Care.

James Carl “J.C. Jenkins, 81, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, doing what he loved. He was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Rhea County. JC was a retired furnace operator with Roane Electric Furnace. He was a member of Cardiff Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Rockwood Lodge No. 408 F. & …

Johnathon Micheal Arrowood, 31, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Tellico Plains, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at his home. He was born May 20, 1988. He was a graduate of Tellico Plains High School and was a devoted single father. His boys were his whole world.

Paralee Sue “Mott” McDonald, 95 of Dayton, passed away early Friday morning, May 15, 2020 at Life Care Center of Rhea County. Mott was born on July 30, 1924, in Rhea County, the daughter of the late Boss and Elizabeth Caraway Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cedrick M…

John Franklin Sharpe, 74, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Rhea Medical Center.

Gerald Robert “Bob” Ivory Jr., 93, of Kingston, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at his home. He was born Nov. 9, 1926 in Altoona, Penn. He was an avid photographer who owned Ivory Studio in Dayton, Harriman and Oak Ridge.

Richie Clell Woody, 73, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at his home in Sale Creek, Tenn.

Larry Gene Purser, 66, of Spring City, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Robert Joseph Blaylock, 82, of Dayton, passed away at his home early Friday morning, May 1, 2020. He was born on July 29, 1937 in Dayton, the son of the late Fred Joseph Blaylock and Annie Melissa Montgomery Blaylock. He was also preceded in death by his son, James Robert Blaylock; two grand…

Marietta Reed, 90, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center.

On April 23, 2020, Brenda Joye Dorn, 77, went to be with our Lord surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Sale Creek, Tenn.

Cindy Seals, 59, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Rhea Medical Center.

George B. Allen, 91, formerly of Spring City, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Heritage Senior Living Home in Dayton.

Ralph Clay Porter, 85, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020, at his home in Spring City.

Eunice Lee Sneed, 89, of Peachtree City, Ga., and formerly of Hixson, Tenn., and Evensville, passed away at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Ga., Wednesday afternoon, April 22, 2020. Eunice was born on July 24, 1930, in Dayton, the son of the late Martha Ruby Sneed Johnson, and gua…

Kathylean Cowley McDonald passed away of natural causes and ascended into heaven to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at the blessed age of 90 years. She was affectionately known as “Katie” or “Miss Katie” by friends and “Katie Mama” by her children, grandchildren, and relatives. K…

Earlene Marie Wolfe, 58, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday morning, April 21, 2020, at her home in Dayton. She was born in Tiptonville, Tenn., on June 23, 1961, the daughter of the late Howard and Ruby Whitlock Burlison.

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Justin L DeFriese, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Chattanooga Tenn.

William Archie Early, 92 of Dayton, passed away at Rhea Medical Center early Saturday morning, April 18, 2020. Bill was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Oct. 24, 1927, the son of the late Charlie and Grizzie Blankenship Early. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Early and Wa…

Ben Corbitt, 69, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens, Tenn.

Stephen Grant Butler, loving husband and father of three, passed away around 1pm on April 11, 2020 at the age of 58.

Theda Faye McGee, 79, died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Loyd Wesley Dorn, 85, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 12, 2020, at his home in Sale Creek, Tenn., with his family by his side. His passion was farming and spending time with his family.

Billy Jack Arnold, 72, of Spring City, died Friday April 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 28, 1947, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Thomas W. and Julia Molene Cox Arnold. Billy graduated from Central High School and then served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for 25…

Marilyn Jean Monday, 67, of Dayton, went to be with her Lord and Savior on her birthday, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Dayton. Marilyn was born on April 9, 1953, in Dayton the daughter of the late James Junior and Margaret Ellen Holden Raper. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents,…

Jimmy Lee Gothard, 66, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at his home in Sale Creek, Tenn.

Rosemary Paddie, 76, of Niceville, Fla., died Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Roy Mack Hickman, 72, of Dayton, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at Hospice of Chattanooga Facility.

Amos Allen Langston, 90, of Graysville, went to be with his Lord early Sunday morning, April 5, 2020 at his home. Allen was born in Graysville on Feb. 22, 1930, the son of the late Homer and Edna Goins Langston. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Tony Karnes; and his brother, Car…

Glenn Reed, 85, died Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his residence.