Our Obituaries

Maureen Daphne Beebe

April 7, 1941 - January 8, 2018

Maureen Daphne "Moe" Beebe, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018.Moe was born and raised in Kintbury, England to the late Jack and Miriam Jones. She retired from Hamilton County Schools where she worked as a cafeteria worker at Apison and Ooltewah Elementary. Mrs. Beebe was very generous and exceptionally talented at making costumes. She earned a national award for one of...
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Carroll Leon Howe

December 25, 1938 - January 8, 2018

Carroll Leon Howe, 79, of Chattanooga, passed from this life and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, January 8, 2018. He was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.One of nine children, Carroll was born to Wilkins and Mary Howe in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. He received his BS degree...
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Tatyana Vasilevna Zavodnitskaya

August 25, 1940 - January 6, 2018

Tatyana Vasilevna Zavodnitskaya - 77, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018.She was a member of Ukrainian Gospel Church.She was preceded in death by her parents, Vasiliy and Feodosia Kurich, three brothers, Mikhail, Vladimir and Ivan Kurich, and a grandson, Vadim Zavodnitsky. Survivors include her six children, Ivan Zavodnitskiy (Liliya), Valeriy Zavodnitskiy (Margarita...
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Wallace Sanford Milsaps

April 17, 1943 - January 6, 2018

Wallace Sanford Milsaps, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018.He was born April 17, 1943 to William Henry and Julia Marie Gourley Milsaps in Philadelphia, Tennessee. As a young boy, while attending Philadelphia Baptist Church with his parents, he gave his life to Jesus Christ and continued to worship and fellowship after moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee at Silverdale...
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Michael Leamon

February 23, 1961 - December 30, 2017

Michael Leamon, 56, of Ooltewah, left his family with grieving hearts when he was called home by his heavenly father on December 30, 2017.He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Elmina; his father, John; brothers: Johnny, Ed, RC and Ray Gene; and nephews, Berry and Johnny Leamon, Jr.He is survived by his immediate family brothers: Terry, Marvin and Kenneth; and two sisters, Carolyn and...
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Lois Newsom

November 17, 1932 - December 29, 2017

Lois Newsom, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017.Mrs. Newsom was born and raised in Orlinda, TN. After graduating from Baptist Hospital Nursing School in Nashville, she moved to California, where she lived most of her life.She was preceded in death by her husband, John Newsom; and parents, Delsie and A.B. Johnson.Surviving are her children, Ruth (Steve) Grant, Lynn (Michael)...
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Wallace James Moon

April 2, 1918 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Venona Johnson Holder

February 18, 1951 - December 26, 2017

Venona Johnson Holder, 66, of Sweetwater, TN, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.Mrs. Holder was born and raised in Ooltewah, Tennessee and graduated from Birchwood High School. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Tabernacle and retired as an office manager from McKee Foods.She was preceded in death her parents, Kenneth and Flora Johnson; brothers, Bill and Dee Johnson; sister, Mary...
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Jessie G. Snowden

July 3, 1974 - December 18, 2017

Jessie G. Snowden, Jr., 43 of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017.Jessie was a very outgoing, funny, and loving person. He always tried to help those in need, but especially enjoyed helping less fortunate children. He could not pass up a child in need, always taking part in the Angel Tree program to buy Christmas presents to ensure a child had a Christmas.He served his...
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Bettye Irene Bilbrey

February 19, 1930 - December 14, 2017

Bettye Bilbrey, 87, of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017.Mrs. Bilbrey was born to the late Andy and Thelma Daffron and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bettye graduated from Tyner High School and McKenzie Business School. In the 1950s she worked for TVA Chief Dispatcher's Office, and in the 1960s she and her husband were owner/operators of Country Gardens Florist & Garden...
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Maniben Joitaram Patel

May 21, 1922 - December 10, 2017

Maniben J. Patel, 95, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017, at a local hospital.She was the daughter of the late Bhaktibhai and Rukhiben Patel and was preceded in death by her husband, Joitaram Patel. She is survived by her nephew, Natvarlal Patel and grand-nephew, Harshal Patel, both of Hixson, TN.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at...
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Betty Davis Hickman

December 20, 1932 - December 3, 2017

Betty Davis Hickman, 84, of Georgetown, TN, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was retired from the Siskin Foundation and from Dupont. She was a member of the New Union Baptist Church and was active in the Berry Bible Study. She was also a member of the Lake Vista Garden Club, where she loved her ladies. She loved gardening and definitely...
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Dorothy L. Lehman

March 5, 1944 - November 26, 2017

Dorothy Louise Lehman, 73, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed awaySunday, November 26, 2017.She was born on March 5, 1944 to the late Billy and Mildred Williams. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert Lehman.Dorothy loved her family dearly. She was a member of the Standifer Gap Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her hobbies included shopping and canning. Survivors include her sons; Keith ...
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Carlos Eugene Clonts

April 3, 1937 - November 22, 2017

Carlos E. Clonts - 80, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Jeania Clonts, sister, Joann Guth and brother, Herbert "Herbie" Clonts. Carlos was of the Christian faith. He loved to play the guitar. He also loved to laugh and was known to be a prankster from time to time. He was a veteran in the U.S. Navy having...
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Robert LeRoy Hall

September 11, 1924 - November 20, 2017

Robert L. Hall, devoted father and grandfather, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, surrounded by those who loved him.Sergeant Major Hall achieved a successful 22 year career in the United States Army. His service included World War II, starting at the age of 17, and multiple tours in the Korean War. He returned to South Korea as an envoy to the South Korean Army. He also served as a...
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Gerald Wayne Richmond

February 10, 1929 - November 19, 2017

Gerald W. Richmond, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017.Mr. Richmond was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. He retired from Emerson Electric in Aurora, IL as a Quality Control Supervisor for 40 years. After retirement he and his wife lived in Cape Coral, Florida. Family and friends were especially important to him. He was very proud of his two sons, grandchildren and...
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Loretta Ann Barnes

October 16, 1937 - November 18, 2017

Loretta Barnes, 80, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Loretta is survived by daughter Jill (Greg) Melton; daughter Sherri Barnes; grandson Logan Melton; brothers Gene Dean of Chattanooga and Herman "Pap" Dean of Lafayette, GA; several nieces and nephews. Loretta was born in Culberson, NC, to the late Herman and Hazel Dean, but...
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Curtis E. Taylor

September 16, 1949 - November 17, 2017

Curtis E. Taylor, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. Mr. Taylor was born in Portland, Oregon to Donald and Betty Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church where he served in the Children Ministry and as a Greeter. Curtis was a member of the Southeast Tennessee Tres Dias Weekend #23, Bible study leader at Silverdale Correctional Institute, and...
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D. Rutherford

July 3, 1956 - November 14, 2017

D. Timothy Rutherford, 61, of White Bluff, TN, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
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Gleason William Cash

April 27, 1947 - November 1, 2017

Gleason William "Bill" Cash, Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.Bill was born and raised in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was a retired truck driver, a US Army veteran and a member of the Carpenter's Cowboy Church in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.He was preceded in death by his parents, Gleason and Dorothy Cash, Sr.Surviving are a son and a daughter.Graveside Services...
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Flora Mae Hicks

December 30, 1933 - November 1, 2017

Flora Mae Hicks, 83, a native of Chattanooga, passed away on November 1, 2017.Mrs. Hicks was raised in Chattanooga and a member of the Decatur Church of God. She was also a former employee of Mohawk Industries and the American Thrift Store.She was preceded in death by her husband, David Kenneth Hicks; her parents, Riley and Ruby Atkins; 5sisters; and 1 brother.Surviving are her daughter, Carolyn...
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Robert Allen Gammenthaler

February 13, 1954 - October 24, 2017

Robert "Bob" Allen Gammenthaler - 63, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Bob was born February 13, 1954, in Fredericksburg, Texas. He received his BBA in Business Management from Southwestern Adventist University. From 1977 to 1982, he worked in Texas and California as a nursing home administrator for National Health Enterprises. In 1982, he founded and was president...
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Alden David Smith

December 24, 1931 - October 18, 2017

Alden David Smith of Georgetown, TN., age 85 was born December 24, 1931 passed away Oct. 18, 2017, at home after battling cancer for several months. Mr. Smith was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and very loyal to his many friends. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Birchwood Baptist Church. He was a paratrooper in the Korean War, a brick mason in the Chattanooga area...
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Dorothy L. Carr

July 16, 1929 - October 16, 2017

Dorothy "Dot" Louise Carr, 88, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, in a local healthcare facility. She was born and raised in Chilton, Texas. Dot graduated from Chilton High School and later from cosmetology school in Marlin, Texas. She was a manicurist for many years in Chattanooga at the McClellan Building Barber Shop and at the Read House Barber Shop. She was a member of Harrison United...
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Jack N. Smith

January 31, 1935 - October 14, 2017

Jack N. Smith, Jr. died Saturday October 14, 2017. He was born January 31, 1935 in Chattanooga son of the late Jack Smith Sr. and Edna Burton Smith. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery P Smith.Mr. Smith was a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was retired from Ivey Mechanical Company after 25 years of service.Survivors include a daughter, Kim; sons, James (Denise), Brent...
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Philip Gordon Armstrong

October 16, 1937 - October 13, 2017

P. Gordon Armstrong, age 79, of Collegedale, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 in a local hospital.He was born October 16, 1937 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada to the late John E. & Regina Horseman Armstrong.Mr. Armstrong was a member of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church and assisted with the audio visual online streaming for Southern Deaf Fellowship. He was also a member of...
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Mary Nelle Moore

June 5, 1925 - October 12, 2017

Mary Nelle Moore, age 92, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home. She was born in Decatur, Alabama to the late Mattie LaMay & William Murphree.Mrs. Moore was retired from Chattanooga City Schools after many years of service. She was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church Her husband, John Alex Moore; son, Jim Moore; and several siblings preceded her...
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Winnie Triplett Mills

February 17, 1924 - October 7, 2017

Winnie Triplett Mills, 93, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2017. She was born in Cleveland, TN, the sixth daughter of James and Eleanora Fitzsimmons, and she graduated from Chattanooga Central High School, the Chattanooga School of Business, and the Tennessee Beauty School.Winnie worked for over 35 years in the business office of the Ernest Holmes Company in Chattanooga, and...
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John Thomas REESE

March 28, 1933 - October 6, 2017

.John Thomas Reese, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017.He was born in Edwina, Cocke County, Tennessee, He attended Bruners Grove, Liberty Hill and Fall Branch, Tennessee Elementary Schools; thereafter Paris, Kentucky, Rising Sun, Indiana and Patriot, Indiana High Schools. He graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Bonnie Marie Tate

June 14, 1930 - September 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Mabra BARKER

August 23, 1931 - September 28, 2017

Mabra Thompson Barker, 86, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Oswald and Myrtle Thompson and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Nathan Barker, and three siblings, Jim Thompson, Billie Murphy and Harry Thompson.Mabra was born August 23, 1931, in Athens, Tennessee. She graduated from the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing and...
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James Copenhaver

August 31, 1944 - September 16, 2017

James "Jim" Henry Copenhaver Jr., 73, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017.He was a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. In his earlier years, he was an active member of the Jaycees.Jim was a joy to be around with his great sense of humor and all the stories he would tell. He never met a stranger, and he loved talking and meeting new people. He was a...
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Harry Eugene Rogers

January 18, 1945 - September 9, 2017

Harry Eugene Rogers, 72, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.Mr. Rogers was born and raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Ooltewah High School. He was a charter member of Bayside Baptist Church and attended there for many years. He later joined Silvedale Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He was a member of the...
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Wilfredo B. Daan

February 24, 1961 - August 31, 2017

Wilfredo Baguio Daan, 56, from Harrison, Tennessee passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born on February 24, 1961 in Cebu, Philippines. He worked as a machinist for Alstom for 13 years and then later worked at Hasko Incorporated. His passion in life was photography.Wilfredo was preceded in death by his father, Nemesio Daan.Survivors include his loving wife, Charity Daan of Harrison,...
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Irene Makemson

May 26, 1927 - August 30, 2017

Irene C. Makemson, 90, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.Mrs. Makemson was born on May 26, 1927, in Danville, Illinois to the late Arthur F. and Eileen Kramp. Irene was retired from Sears, following retirement she became the proprietor of the gift shop at the Reid House. She was also an active member for many years in the League of Women Voters.She was preceded...
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Joyce Cutchins

November 11, 1927 - August 28, 2017

Joyce H. Cutchins - 89, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017.Joyce was born on November 11, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late J. C. and Annie Mae Human. She graduated from Girls High School in Atlanta and later attended Mercer University where she met her husband. In her early years she worked as a telephone operator with Southern Bell. Joyce also worked with her...
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Coy Ray Gill

February 2, 1917 - August 27, 2017

Coy Ray Gill, 100, of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017.Mr. Gill was born and raised in Dayton, TN. He retired from Combustion Engineering as a crane operator and worked at Oak Ridge during WWII. He was most recently a member of Honestville Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Eva Gill; second wife, Earlene Brooks Gill; and several brothers.Surviving are his...
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Gerald A. Cutchins

October 10, 1928 - August 16, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" A. Cutchins - 88, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.Jerry was born on October 10, 1928, in Attapulgus, Georgia. As a young man he worked with his father-in-law in the dry cleaning business. He was a WWII veteran of the US Navy and had served on the USS Toledo. He attended Mercer University and then earned his Bachelor's degree, in Philosophy, from...
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Joyce Bloom

May 8, 1942 - August 16, 2017

Joyce Faye Bloom, 75, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in a local health care facility.She was born in Polk County, Tennessee on May 8, 1942 to the late John and Grace Wright.Joyce worked many years in retail management throughout Chattanooga and later worked as a caregiver doing private sitting.She attended Calvary Memorial Baptist Church.She was preceded in...
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Mary Frances Wilson

February 9, 1951 - August 11, 2017

Mary Frances Wilson, 66, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church where she was active in the Women's Ministry and served on the Mother's Board and was retired from the Hospitality Committee. In her spare time, Mary loved bowling and was on the Bowling league at Holiday Bowl for...
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Kasie Nguyen

June 15, 2007 - August 5, 2017

Kasie Nguyen, age 10, of Hixson, Tennessee passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017.She was born June 15, 2007, in San Gabriel, California and was a student at De Anza Elementary.Survivors include her loving parents, Kiet and Cam Nguyen, sister, Kristina Nguyen, and two brothers, Kayden Nguyen and Kristian Nguyen.Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9th in the Valley View...
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Barbara Hawkins

June 26, 1935 - July 30, 2017

Barbara Hawkins, 82, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday morning, July 30, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of East Ridge before moving to Ooltewah, and was a member of the Ooltewah Order of the Eastern Star #365, Ooltewah Chapter. Barbara was retired from Continental Films and was of the Baptist faith. She was the daughter of the late William "Dub" and Mary Frances Davenport and was the wife of...
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Charles M. Pendergraph

October 23, 1947 - July 29, 2017

Charles M. Pendergraph, 69, of Apison, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017.Charles was born and raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Central High School Class of 1965. He was a Master Barber and retired as owner of American Barber Salon in the Suntrust Bank Building. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War and recipient of the Purple Heart. Charles was a member of the...
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Dennis Ray Franklin

January 11, 1953 - July 25, 2017

Dennis Ray Franklin Sr., 64, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.Mr. Franklin was born and raised in Ringgold, Georgia. He was formerly employed as a Lab Tech at Shaw Industries. Dennis will always be remembered as a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Martha Franklin; and his brother, David Franklin...
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Evans Matthew Shelby

October 29, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Evans Matthew Shelby, 88, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, in a local hospital.He was the son of the late Arthur and Merle Shelby and was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Susan Renee Shelby, and three siblings, Helen Wilson, Rhomas Shelby and Nan Glazier.Evans was a veteran of the U S Army having served his country as a combat engineer in the Korean Conflict. He...
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Bill R. Lollar

February 23, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Bill Reed Lollar - 85, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July, 21, 2017.He was born in Sparta, Tennessee in 1932. He owned and operated Bill's Barber Shop in Chattanooga for 45 years before retiring for health reasons.He was an active member of Concord Baptist Church.Bill was a member of Dalewood - Lakeside Lion's Club where he received the Melvin Jones Award. He served...
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Joyce Furcron

October 8, 1940 - July 18, 2017

Joyce Furcron, 76, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her residence.She was born on October 8, 1940 to the late Reno "Doc" and Hilda Fleming. Joyce was a retired Office Manager with Westaff Temporary Services. She was a beloved wife, mother, Memom and biggest cheerleader for her family. Joyce along with her...
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Virginia Ruth Sisk

August 5, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Virginia Ruth Carlton Sisk, 81, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on July 8, 2017. Her life was characterized by her faith in Jesus Christ, missionary service and her devotion to her husband and family. Virginia was born on August 5, 1935 to Charlie and Pearlie Carlton in Nortonville, KY. She was married to Donald R. Sisk on June 7, 1952, in Nortonville, KY. She and her husband served as...
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Sarah E. Smith

May 21, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Sarah Elizabeth "Lib" Smith, 92, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed awayThursday, July 6, 2017, at a local hospital after a long battle with health issues.She was the daughter of the late Charles and Grace Miller and was preceded indeath by her husband, Vernon Alexander Smith, infant son, Charles Smith andsister, Virginia Morgan.Lib was of the Methodist faith. She was a member of the...
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Richard E. Humphreys

August 18, 1936 - July 3, 2017

Richard E. "Peanut" Humphreys, Sr. - age 80, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away July 3, 2017, at home.He retired from McKee Foods and served in the U. S. Army Reserves. He was a member Silverdale Baptist Church and was loved by all.Survivors include his wife, Thelma Humphreys; children, Richard Humphreys, Jr., Marlene Combs, Vicki Rosen and Tony Spradley. He was "Pop" to nine grandchildren and...
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Bobby Wright

February 1, 1963 - July 1, 2017

Bobby Wright, 54, of Ringgold, GA, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Ringgold area, he was employed with Stanley Security and was a member of IBEW Local #175 and the Peavine Baptist Church. Bobby loved playing horseshoes and horseback riding. He also enjoyed fishing and most of all cooking out with his family.Survivors include his wife, Vickie...
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Bob Dasal

September 5, 1946 - June 25, 2017

Pastor Bob Dasal, 70, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Brother Bob was born in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Domingo and Eloise Dasal, earned his undergraduate degree from Southwest Baptist College and attended Southwest Theological Seminary. He was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church and had pastored many churches during his 50 years of ministry...
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Ronald W. Harvey

March 7, 1944 - June 24, 2017

Ronald "Ron" W. Harvey, Jr., 73, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at his residence.He was the son of the late Ronald and Evelyn Harvey and was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Harvey.Ron was a veteran of the U S Air Force having served in Vietnam. He worked many years in auto sales prior to retiring from DHL.He was of the Methodist faith.Survivors include...
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JoLeen M. Flack

November 10, 1925 - June 21, 2017

JoLeen Flack, 91, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017.She was born on November 10, 1925 in Liberty, Missouri to the late Nelson and Thelma Coffin Flack. She is preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Flack and cousin, Carla Wearner whom she loved dearly and took her family in as her own.JoLeen graduated from high school in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1942. Due to her father...
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Sylvia McGhee

July 27, 1941 - June 21, 2017

Sylvia Sidney McGhee, 75, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Elizabeth Sewell and was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Ralph" McGhee, two sisters, Jenny Sewell, Patricia Sewell and a brother, Sidney Sewell, Jr.Sylvia was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 27, 1941. She retired from TVA where...
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Tim Ball

April 7, 1955 - June 20, 2017

John Timothy "Tim" Ball, 62, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away, Tuesday, June 20, 2017.Tim worked as a paralegal at a law firm. Some of his passions in life included Genealogy and his beloved dog, Annie.He was of the Methodist faith.He was preceded in death by his sister Belinda Ball Lusk.Survivors include his parents, John and Billie Ball of Chattanooga, TN, sister, Lisa Sutton and nephew,...
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Terri Lynn Wiley

October 15, 1951 - June 18, 2017

Terri Lynn Wiley, 65, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 18, 2017.Terri was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She moved to Chattanooga in 1979 and retired from the Hamilton County Department of Education as a Paraeducator having worked at Hunter Middle School. She was also a very dedicated member of Silverdale Baptist Church.Surviving are her son, Jonathan ...
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Thomas Shope

November 9, 1956 - June 11, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Earl Shope, 60, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his residence.He was born on November 9, 1956, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tom was the owner/operator of XMT Enterprises in Chattanooga, leased to SWIFT, agent of US XPRESS.He was of the Episcopal faith.Survivors include his wife, Marilynne Hakes Shope, daughter, Christina Dawn Shope, both of Ooltewah, TN,...
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Martha Sue Minor

March 24, 1942 - June 7, 2017

Martha Sue Minor, age 75, of Ooltewah, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.She was born March 24, 1942 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late R. B. and Winifred Lee Dodd. She was preceded in death by her husband R. B. Minor, Jr.Martha was a longtime employee, as office manager, of Hills Department Store and a homemaker.She was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include her five children...
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Mitchell L. Brogdon

September 22, 1954 - June 4, 2017

Mitchell Brogdon, 62, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Ooltewah area, he was of the Church of God faith and was preceded in death by his parents Mark Brogdon and Susie Oliver Brogdon Gray and a brother, Marlon "P nut" Brogdon.Survivors include his daughter, Misty Dawn Catchings; his siblings, Doris (Leroy) Adams, Sharon (Damon) Wiley, Charlene (Pete)...
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Lorene A. McKinney

February 5, 1935 - May 31, 2017

Lorene Anna McKinney - age 82, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Harry and Sallie Day and was preceded in death by her infant sister, Lola Loretta Day and brother, Harry Day, Jr.Lorene retired from DuPont after 38 years and was a member of Ooltewah Baptist Church. She loved to plant flowers, work out in her yard and talk...
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Austin David Labor

October 3, 1991 - May 30, 2017

Austin David Labor, age 25, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Native of the Chattanooga area, Austin was born on October 3, 1991. Austin was an avid outdoor enthusiast, gifted artist, traveler, involved member of his family, trusted friend, and proud owner to his faithful dog, Buckle. Austin is survived by his parents, Jim and Carol Labor, sister Mel Ramirez, brothers Jason and Ryan Labor,...
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Sam Scholtz

October 23, 1931 - May 28, 2017

Sam Scholtz, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.Mr. Scholtz was born and raised in Chattanooga. He retired from Northside Upholstery, was of the Baptist faith, and was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War.Surviving are his daughters, Jimmie Hansard, Jerrie Rogers and Jackie Scholtz; 6 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be on Thursday from 11 AM...
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Walter Nereus Brzezienski

May 12, 1927 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Jewel Elizabeth Farrar

July 17, 1915 - May 27, 2017

Jewel Elizabeth Watson Farrar - age 101, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017.Jewel was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Farrar, her parents, Galia Stewart Watson and William Lafayette Watson, and her siblings who were all from Camden, Tennessee, four sisters, Magaldine Smith, Mina Butler, Pearl Floyd and Linda Cagle, and three brothers, Rev....
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Marilyn Forrester

February 20, 1952 - May 26, 2017

Marilyn "Rita" Forrester, 65, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, in a local hospital.She was a native of Chattanooga and was of the Church of God faith.Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Phyllis Hicks, four brothers and three sisters.Survivors include her three children, Donnie Ray (Tracy) Forrester, of Ooltewah, TN, Randall "Cotton" Lee (Crystal)...
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Sandy Bradley

September 3, 1969 - May 24, 2017

Sandy Stott Bradley of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away in the comfort of her home with her family on May 24, 2017, following a brief illness.She is survived by her husband Timothy; her children Laurel and Thomas; her mother, LaVerne Thomas Stott; her sister, Debbie Stott (James) Sutton; nieces, Alison Kirby and Samantha Pierce; In-Laws, Martin(Stella) Bradley; her sister-in-law, Tereana Kerr;...
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Jerilyn Faulkner

March 17, 1977 - May 13, 2017

Jerilyn Kielle Faulkner (nee Sharpe) passed away May 13, 2017 at the Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN.Jerilyn was born March 17, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Ed and Treva Sharpe.She was homeschooled and at completion enrolled in a lifestyle educator course in Norway, where she learned Swedish massage and hydrotherapy, along with other healing skills. In 1996 she moved with her...
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Dorothy M. Duff

September 9, 1932 - May 12, 2017

Dorothy Marie Duff - 84, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017.She was born in Englewood, Tennessee on September 9, 1932, to the late Robert and Estelle Raper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruel Duff, Jr., three brothers, Kenneth, Carl and Otis Raper, five sisters, Louise Duff, Mary Sue Stiles, Ruth Blackwell, Wanda Barnette, Lucille Durrick and grandson,...
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Lloyd Lloyd Roberts

May 12, 1950 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Charles David Wright

August 27, 1946 - May 9, 2017

Charles David Wright - 70, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017.He was the son of the late Ray and Alta Wright and was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Wright and three siblings, Larry, Louise and Jerry Wright.Charles was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He had a great love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a master brick mason and had worked on the brick...
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Maryann Malon

April 26, 1935 - May 4, 2017

Maryann "Tari" Malon, 82 of Ooltewah, Tennessee passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving husband and family on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. She was born in Stroudsburg, PA on April 26, 1935, daughter of the late James and Lillian Schultz. She graduated from Stroudsburg High School and Churchman Business College. One of her memorable High School experiences was playing the leading role as...
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Lisa A. Downey

October 19, 1972 - April 28, 2017

Lisa Ann Downey, 44, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at her residence.She was born on October 19, 1972 in Martin, Tennessee. Lisa was a social worker for the Hamilton County School System. She received her BA degree from the University of Tennessee, Martin and her MA degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She had a variety of hobbies and interests and had...
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Donald Turney

May 14, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Donald Turney, 79, of Ooltewah passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home. He was the son of the late Fred and Alberta Turney. He was of the Protestant Faith and was a U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran. Donald loved the outdoors, working with computer's, and most of all loved his grandchildren.Donald was also preceded in death by his brother Jack Alexander Turney.He is survived by his loving...
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William Jesse

November 12, 1969 - April 27, 2017

William Jessie Taylor - 47, of Birchwood, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017.Will was born at the Naval Base in Groton, Connecticut on November 12, 1969. He was born with spina bifida and spent a lot of time at various hospitals. He received a Certificate of Education from Central High School in 1989 and was honorary Purple Pounder football team member. Will attended the Signal...
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Patricia Ann Hinshaw

November 16, 1949 - April 24, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Ann Hinshaw, 67, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017.Patricia was born and raised in Ringgold, GA to the late Faber and Betty Womack. She was a graduate of McKenzie Business School and retired as a mail carrier with the US Postal Service after 30 years. Patricia attended Crossroads Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her...
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Alice Randolph

August 30, 1934 - April 23, 2017

Alice Randolph, 82, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away, Sunday, April 23, 2017. A resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 44 years, she was a member of the Ooltewah Baptist Church and was retired from McKee Foods Corporation. She was also a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.Survivors include her husband, Guy Randolph; daughter, Pam Randolph (Gina Hyatt), Canton, GA,...
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Beverly Vaughn Bruton

December 2, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Beverly Vaughn Bruton, 80, formerly of Placentia, CA, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017.Beverly was retired from Los Angeles County Health Department as a microbiologist.All services will be private.
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Thomas Steele

August 28, 1959 - April 11, 2017

Tom HaydenThomas "Tom" Steele Hayden, 57, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Rubye Hayden and stepson Clint Scoggins.Tom was a loving husband to his wife Melanie Buckner Hayden and devoted father to their daughter Cloee and his two sons Matt and Mitch. Tom is also survived by...
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L. Reeves

October 5, 1930 - April 10, 2017

Robert ReevesRobert "Bob" L. Reeves, 86, passed away peacefully April 10, 2017 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. In 1952, Bob married his sweetheart Norma June Riggs. Bob served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later worked as a welder and iron worker as a member of the Iron Workers Local 704.As a founding member of Bayside Baptist Church in...
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Sherry Denise Crowther

October 22, 1962 - April 7, 2017

Sherry Denise Crowther, 54, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017.Sherry was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church, loved spending time with her family and at the farm, and horseback riding.She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Doug Crowther; daughter, Laycica (Bret) Harjes; son, River Crowther; grandsons, Ethan and Evan Harjes; father,...
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Brooke Nicole Robinson

October 24, 1981 - March 29, 2017

Brooke Nicole Robinson - 35, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017.She was preceded in death by her mother, Lesa Sutton, maternal grandparents, Robert and Louise Sutton and cousin, Kevin Rapier.Brooke was a former employee with Life Care Center of Ooltewah and Martin Boyd Christian Home.Survivors include her father and step mother, Phillip and Gail Robinson, step brother,...
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Nova M. Prueitt

November 4, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Nova M. Prueitt, age 81, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.She was the daughter of the late Louis and Karma Ratcliff and was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Prueitt, son, Timothy C. Prueitt, two sisters, Mary Lou, Wanda and brother, Stacey.She was a member of Cedar Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a retired nurse in Hamilton County.Survivors...
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Ted S. Steed

November 13, 1933 - March 23, 2017

Theo "Ted" Scroggin Steed, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.Ted was born on November 13, 1933 in Rome, Georgia and grew up in Centre, Alabama. After graduation from Centre High School and attended Jacksonville State College graduating with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. After a stint in the US Army serving in Germany, he returned stateside and moved to Marietta,...
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Robert V. Mayer

October 2, 1923 - March 13, 2017

On March 13, 2017, Lieutenant Commander Robert V. Mayer was relieved of his final command at his home in Whitwell, Tennessee.Robert, a native of Yardville, New Jersey, proudly served his country for 30 years in the United States Navy. There, he met his bride to be Telegrapher's Mate Marietta Faulkner Bramble of Nashville, Tennessee. Robert and Marietta were married for 72 years.The Commander...
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Emily Taylor Parker

March 27, 1995 - March 11, 2017

Emily Taylor Parker, 21, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Emily was born in Memphis, TN on March 27, 1995. She was a graduate of Ooltewah High School and received her cosmetology degree at Chattanooga State. As a believer in Christ, her strong faith was evident through her compassion for people. Emily is survived by her parents, Jamie and Dana Parker; brother, Jerron Parker ; paternal...
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Skyler Davis Craver

July 3, 1991 - March 9, 2017

Skyler Davis Craver, 25, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017.Skyler was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Meigs County High School. He was currently employed at Amazon.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Kenneth Craver, Sr; and maternal great-grandparents, Roy and Roberta Davis, and Harold and Mina Pryor.Surviving are his mother, Emilee Davis Wooten;...
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Robert L. Reno

November 20, 1943 - March 9, 2017

Robert "Bob" Reno, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was of the Baptist faith and was retired from UA 43 Plumbers & Steamfitters with 30 years of service.Bob was a member of the Chattanooga Masonic Lodge #199 F&AM; Alhambra Shrine and the Scottish Rite and was an avid motorcycle rider. He was also a Vietnam Veteran...
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Michael L. Nation

May 10, 1967 - March 8, 2017

Michael L. Nation, 49, of McDonald, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.Michael was born in Chattanooga and raised in McDonald. He loved puzzles, coloring, watching tv, eating and especially Reece's Cups. He always loved Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog. He loved opening Christmas gifts. He was very loved and cared for by his mom and dad. Michael was a very special person, always causing...
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David Lee Gildon

February 15, 1968 - March 7, 2017

David Lee Gildon, 49, of Chattanooga, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.David was born and in Dothan, Alabama on February 15th 1968, to Emmitt and Barbara Gildon. David was raised in Oklahoma. As a young adult, he returned to live in Alabama. David had an amazing personality and ability to relate to all people. He loved and was much loved by his family and many friends. Nature,...
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Thelma Elizabeth Stafford Boring

May 17, 1922 - March 5, 2017

Thelma Elizabeth Stafford Boring, 94, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at a local nursing home.She was a member of John's Memorial Baptist Church.Thelma enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.She had previously worked as a cafeteria worker at Ooltewah Elementary School and was an employee of Chastain Egg Company.She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and...
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Willard Farmer

July 10, 1923 - March 2, 2017

Willard Farmer, 93 of Birchwood, TN passed comfortably at his home on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Mr. Farmer was a Marine Veteran that served at Guadalcanal during World War II.He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Thomas Farmer. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Kathleen Farmer. Three children: Ronald W. Farmer, Sandra (Charles) Poole and JoAnn Lynch along with grandchildren, Sara ...
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Emily Simmons

August 14, 1929 - February 22, 2017

Emily Rice Dixon Simmons, 87, of Chattanooga, TN, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 22, 2017. A native of Carlisle, Kentucky, she was born on August 14, 1929 to the late Floyd H. and Alma W. Dixon. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Dixon.She has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 60 years and was a member of the Hickory Valley Christian...
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George H. Akers

June 18, 1926 - February 4, 2017

George Hillry Akers, 90, of Collegedale, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017.He was the son of the late Hillry B. and Kitty H. Akers and was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Allen Akers, and sister, Miriam Dalecki.Dr. George Akers , who earned his PH.D from University of Southern California in 1966, was a lifelong educator and administrator for the Seventh-day Adventist...
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Dennis Lee Bailey

December 21, 1949 - February 2, 2017

Dennis Lee "Killer" Bailey - 67, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017.He was born December 21, 1949 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Hub and Josephine Bailey.Dennis was a retired brick mason and an avid dirt track race car driver where he received his nickname "Killer". He also had a great love and passion for antique cars.Survivors include his loving wife, Eva...
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John Firman Miles

January 8, 1947 - February 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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Clyde Melvin Reeves

March 29, 1940 - January 30, 2017

Clyde Melvin Reeves - 76, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017.He was the son of the late James Albert Reeves and Mary Rebecca Stewart Reeves and was preceded in death by his first wife, Gwendolyn Wilson Reeves, sister, Betty Cook, two brothers, Lloyd and Ray Reeves and step-son, Jeff Stone.Clyde was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from the Navy Reserves as a...
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Ellen H. Heath

November 11, 1930 - January 28, 2017

Ellen H. Heath, 86, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Selma, Alabama before moving to Chattanooga in 2007 and was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved crafts and playing cards, and was the Rook Champion at Martin-Boyd Christian Home. She was also active in church work and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great...
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Kenneth Gibbs

February 28, 1937 - January 27, 2017

Kenneth Gibbs, 79, of Ooltewah, TN, went home to be with his Lord on January 27, 2016, surrounded by his family. He retired as a Bridge Inspector from the Tennessee Department of Transportation after 43 years of service. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, many people, and he will be greatly missed. He was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Bayside Baptist Church...
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Jeanice Griffin

December 17, 1920 - January 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga, TN.
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