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Obituaries 9-25-14

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:22 am

THOMAS, DANNY, RAY, age 65, of Tracy City passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was born March 23, 1949, a son of the late Douglas Thomas, Sr. and Marie Dent Thomas.

Danny had served as an alderman and as mayor of Tracy City. He was an active member of the Trailblazer Jeep Club.

Survivors include his son, Darian Thomas of Tracy City; brother, Douglas Thomas, Jr. (Linda) of Tullahoma; aunts, Mrs. Betty (Ray) Savage of Sparta and Mrs. Rema Meeks of Whitwell; uncles, Jack Thomas of Goodlettesville, TN and J.V. Thomas of Tullahoma; niece, Laura Thomas of Murfreesboro; nephew, Russell Thomas (Mary Beth), niece and nephews, Betsy, Fletcher and Andrew Thomas of Nashville; his extended family includes, Logan Haynes, former stepson of Dunlap, TN.

A memorial was held Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Clayton Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Multi-County Cancer Support Network at 110 E. Lauderdale St., Tullahoma, TN, 37388 or any charity of your choice. On line condolences may be made at:

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


TIPTON, OSCAR, T., “BIG BOY”, age 79, of Tracy City, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Sewanee. He was a son of the late Oscar Tipton, Sr. and Lillie Belle Gates Tipton and was preceded in death by a son, Michael Geary Tipton; brothers, Arthur “Little Boy”, Tinsley and Hayse Tipton; sisters, Anna “Kitty” and Ruby. Big Boy was retired from Dupont in Chattanooga.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann “Sissy” Tipton; son, Jerry (Janie) Tipton; grandchildren, Deanna (Nick) Gipson and Keith Alton Tipton; great-grandchildren, Jaden Gipson and Brentlee Gipson.

Funeral services were held Monday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Craig Kimbro officiating. Burial was on Tuesday in Plainview Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at

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


MCKNIGHT, LOIS, ANN,age 99, of the Cumberland Heights Community passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer.  She was a member of the Cumberland Heights Seventh-Day Adventist Church and a former member of the Clearwater, Florida S.D.A. Church. Nena’s main interest in life was her faith in God, caring and cooking for her family, and playing the piano. She was a Dorcas volunteer for many years.  She was born in Strongstown, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1915 to Joseph and Bertha Patterson Ondrizek who preceded her in death along with her sister, Harriett; brothers, Roy, Kenneth, Walter and Herbert Ondrizek. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Sanford, Cumberland Heights; sons, James (Mary Jean) McKnight, Cumberland Heights and Donn (Debbie) McKnight, Douglasville, Georgia; brother, Clyde (Lettie) Ondrizek; sister-in-laws, Goldie and Nellie Ondrizek, Katherine McKnight; 10 grandchildren, Kim, David, Wayne, Dawn, Gina, Bonnie, Jamey, Tami, Donnie and Steven; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 1 late great grandchild. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Pastors, Clyde Leeds and Jeff Walper officiating with a private burial to follow in the Cumberland Heights Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Thursday after 1:00 PM at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee.

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