Last Roll Call

Boomer William Lester Lockhart “Boomer,” age 64, of Trenton, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born in Memphis, Tenn., he grew up in College Park, Ga. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. Bill was a great father and was active with the Boy Scouts of America and as a softball coach in Griffin, Ga. He was a Civil War historian who spent countless hours cleaning, restoring and tracking surviving relatives of buried soldiers in historical cemeteries. In 2003 he relocated his family from Milner to Trenton and threw himself into the community. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and one of the original Mechanized Cavalry members, number 34 of what has now grown to almost 2,300 strong, former Commander of American Legion Post 106 in Trenton and was honored as the 2011 Dade County Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award following his volunteer efforts during recovery after the tornadoes in April 2011.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Lester and Dorothy Pearl Lockhart and brother, Alden Lockhart. Survivors include his daughters, Elizabeth Ann Lockhart of Trenton, Stephanie Dawn Lockhart of Trenton, currently serving in Kuwait, and Angela Tyson Stevenson of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, Danny Lockhart of Conyers; sister, Gloria Darlene Lockhart; nephews, Adam and Ryan Lockhart; niece, Heather Bodiford; several great–nieces and nephews.

Ronnie Watts Ronnie Watts, 72, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Ronnie was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a retired plumber and electrician. Ronnie had a passion and love for motorcycles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Frances Watts; sister, Sheila Carter; and brother, Dennis Watts. Survived by daughter, Debra (Chris) Boyd, of Ringgold; sons, Mark (Paula) Watts, of Chattanooga, and David (Karen) Watts, of Rossville; sisters, Brenda (Bob) Brindle, of Dalton, Trisha (David) Irwin, of Cleveland, Ruthie Spencer, of Dalton; and Judy (Kenneth) Lawson, of Chickamauga; brothers, Allen "Pete" Watts, of Eton, and Mike (Sandy) Watts, of LaFayette; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Lewis Leach Lewis Samuel Leach, age 56, passed away April 11, 2010, after spending four years in a coma following a severe motorcycle accident in 2006. Lewis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hiking, gardening, history and cooking. He enjoyed traveling and toured the United States several times. Lewis was particularly passionate about Civil War History and served as Adjutant and Quartermaster for the State of Dade Camp 707 in Trenton Georgia with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was honored by the GA Governor, Sonny Perdue, with a commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in the GA State Militia. He was also member number 363 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry.

Wedge Morrison Our camp is devastated at the loss of our Brother, and camp Commander, Doug (Wedge) Morrison. While traveling home from Biloxi, MS on his last leg of the Mechanized Cavalry 11th Annual held in Texas, he was struck and killed by a truck while entering a local Harley Davidson Dealer in Montgomery, Alabama. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Here are some photos of Wedge: Confederate Memorial 2008, Bridgeport 2008, SCV MC Party 2007, Confederate Memorial 2007 - 1, Confederate Memorial 2007 - 2, Confederate Memorial 2007 - 3, Battle of Missionary Ridge 2006.