Marvin Dewayne Ketchem

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Marvin "Dewayne" Ketchem

January 18, 1960 - September 08, 2018

Mr. Marvin Dewayne Ketchem, 58, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Saturday September 8, 2018 in Lafayette, Georgia. Dewayne was born January 18, 1960 in Dalton, GA, a son of the late Joe Farris and Lois Irene Gilbert Ketchem. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Ketchem.

He is survived by his children, Jon and Amanda Ketchem of Mississippi, Timothy Ketchem and Will Schmerge of Atlanta, GA, Ashley and Joshua Taylor, Natasha Bowers of Dalton, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Charlie Kennedy of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Payton Simmons, Riley Ketchem, Aiden Ketchem, Brogan Ketchem, Zander Crider, Joshua Taylor Jr., Wade Wilcox; great grandchild, Sawyer; nieces and nephews.

Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Marvin Dewayne Ketchem will be held Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Condolences may be sent and Mr. Ketchems online guestbook may be signed by visiting our website at

Arrangements by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706)226-4002 Funerals, Cremations, Cemeteries, Florists YOUR SELECTED INDEPENDENT FUNERAL HOME
Published on September 10, 2018
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Tuesday 11 Sep

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ponders Funeral Home

Dalton, GA, USA

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Wednesday 12 Sep

11:00 AM

Ponders Funeral Home

Dalton, GA, USA


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Wendy Rhinehardt Roberts
Sep 12, 2018
I remember you from when I as a little girl. You were one of my dads best friends. A life long friend. I know he is sad today but I also know how much your friendship meant to him. Rest easy Dewayne. Your forever missed.