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Obituaries 11-6-14

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

JONES, TWILA, age 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at her home.  She was born in Whitwell, Tennessee on September 15, 1954 to Ulys Clayton and Lorene LeCroy Miller who preceded her in death along with her brother, Bud Miller; sister, Sharon Williams.   She is survived by her husband, Marshall Jones; daughter, Stephanie (Eric) Sherman, Decatur, TN; granddaughter, Shelby Sherman and soon to be granddaughter, Sandy Sherman; brother, Terry (Judy) LeCroy; sister-in-law, Charlene Miller; brother-in-law, Edwin Williams Jr.; several nieces and nephews.   Funeral services were held Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Terry LeCroy officiating and cremation followed.

Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.


DOOLEY, BERRY, LEE, JR., age 75, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Raintree Manor in McMinnville. He was born in Columbia, Tennessee, a son of the late Berry Lee Dooley and Lois Anderson Dooley and was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Dooley and an infant daughter, Roxanne.

Berry was a member of Mt. Oak Primitive Baptist Church and was a retired law enforcement officer.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary “Patty” Dooley; sons, Berry Lee Dooley, III, Lawrenceburg, TN, Lamonte Dooley, Cornersville, TN; Tyler (Jessica) Dooley, Winchester; daughters, Devonya (Brent) King, Beersheba Springs, Stephanie Dooley, Winchester; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Elder Mark Thomas and Brother Clint Shrum officiating. Burial was in Orange Hill Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at

Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.


ANDELSON, BONNY, JOHNSON, a native of Tracy City, passed away at her home in McMinnville on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She was the daughter of Barney William and Pearl Lillie Orange Johnson of Orange Hill. The widow of Dr. Robert Vernon Andelson of Los Angeles, California, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Johnson Saynes and Eula Johnson Partin; brother, Freddie William Johnson; nephew, Roger Lewis Wells, Jr.; niece, Misty Reid Sweeton.

Mrs. Andelson earned both bachelors and masters degrees from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She retired as an instructor of English from Alexander City State Junior College in Alexander City, Alabama. She and Dr. Andelson resided in Auburn, Alabama for more than 40 years, where he was a Professor of Philosophy at Auburn University. The couple shared lifelong love of world travel and has a host of close friends throughout the world. They were generous with their time and resources, providing full college scholarships for a large number of students. They were members of the Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Andelson is survived by two sisters, Johnnie Marie Johnson Geary and Dawn Johnson Brothers, both of Tracy City; a brother Franklyn Johnson, also of Tracy City; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 3, at Mt. Oak Primitive Baptist Church in Tracy City. Dr. Joe Nunley, Mrs. Andelson’s cousin, officiated. Interment was in the adjoin Orange Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers include her nephews, Dr. Roger Cunningham, Roger Johnson, Jack Reynolds, and John Cordell; grand-nephew, Wesley Cunningham; and cousin, Byron D. Mayes. On line condolences may be made at:

Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.


MORGAN, PATSY, LOUISE, age 67, of Tracy City, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in Southern Tennessee Skilled Care in Sewanee.

She was born in Sewanee, a daughter of the late Andrew Bass Payne and Minnie Anderson Payne and was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Payne. Patsy was a very active member of Christ Church Episcopal and served on the Mission Council, she was a volunteer and board member of the Grundy County Food Bank.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Audrey Morgan; grandson, Colton Morgan, Monteagle; brothers, Jerry (Jan) Payne and John Payne, Tracy City; nieces and nephews, Lora Payne, Deanna (Junior) Stephens, Chris (Amy), Shane (Amanda), Susan Payne and Michelle Jordan; great-nieces, Madison, Megan and Taylor.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal with the Reverend Dr. Linda Hutton officiating. Burial was in Plainview Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at:

Arrangements were made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.