Our Obituaries

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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John Raulston

February 21, 1930 - January 23, 2017

John Patton Raulston, 86, of Jasper, TN, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at his Chattanooga Residence. He was the son of the late William Patton and Helen Deakins Raulston and was preceded in death by his wife Jacquelyn Raulston.John was a mechanical and electrical engineer. He served as an electrician mate PO2 on the USS Benjamin White Norris DDE 859 during the Korean War. He was a member...
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Claire Roessel

January 14, 1927 - January 22, 2017

Claire Emery Roessel, 90, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, formerly of Pennsylvania passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017.She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 14, 1927. She was the daughter of the late William F. and Clara V. Emery and was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Roessel and daughter, Joyce Lynn Roessel.Claire was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.Survivors...
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Jo Jo Collins

July 24, 1921 - January 20, 2017

Mrs. Jo Collins, 95, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 20, 2017.Mrs. Collins was born in Chattanooga on July 24, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Collins and brother, Earl Carter.She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.Survivors include her son Lloyd Ray Collins, his wife, Sandra D. Collins, of Snellville, GA., granddaughter, Laura Michele...
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Parkie J. Stephenson

November 23, 1925 - January 19, 2017

Parkie J. Stephenson, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017.She was born November 23, 1925 in McMinn County, Tennessee and was a graduate of Calhoun High School.Parkie retired from the Hamilton County Nursing Home where she worked as an assistant in the pharmacy.She was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church for 47 years.She was preceded in death by her parents, Garry and Etta...
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Jan Kromhout

April 8, 1930 - January 15, 2017

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

August 9, 1955 - January 15, 2017

Arthur Kelly Hughes, 61, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Sunday morning, January 15, 2017. He is preceded in death by his son Kyle, and parents Arthur and Dorothy Hughes. He is survived by his wife Karen, daughter Apryl, son Andrew, grandson Jackson, granddaughter Navilie, and sisters: Ellen Jackson, Donna Strickland and Margaret Lane.Kelly grew up in South Florida, graduated from South...
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Rickey Smartt

January 7, 2017

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

January 7, 2017

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

November 20, 1936 - December 26, 2016

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

January 14, 1951 - December 24, 2016

Etta Faye McCarver Hayworth, 65, of Cleveland, Tennessee went to be with her Lord and Savior December 24, 2016, surrounded by loving family and friends. A native of Dunlap and Cagle Mountain, she attended Ringgold High School, graduating in 1969. Etta worked in the family business handling the administrative affairs of Joseph Levi and Sons Nursery in Chattanooga.Etta is preceded in death by her...
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Carole Smith

April 25, 1922 - December 24, 2016

Carole F. Smith, "Mutti", passed away Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was ninety-four years old. Carole was born April 25, 1922 in Greenville, SC to the late Harriet and Edward Fluker. She was a graduate of St. Petersburg Florida High School, class of 1938, and she attended St. Pete Business College.Carole met her husband, Lyman B. Smith, who was stationed in St....
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Nick D. Kennedy

October 11, 1935 - December 22, 2016

Nick Kennedy, Sr.Nicholas Davis Kennedy, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2016, after a sudden illness. He was 81.Nick served his country as a United States Marine from 1953-56, his city as an officer of the Chattanooga Police Department, his family as a business owner, and his Savior as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was very involved with CBMC International...
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David Rance Lane

March 7, 1939 - December 21, 2016

David Lane - 77, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016.He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m., Friday, December 23rd in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday,...
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Esta Reno

March 2, 1917 - December 18, 2016

Esta Simmons Reno, age 99, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Sunday, December 18, 2016.She was born March 2, 1917 to the late E.L. and Mamie Simmons. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willis Reno, daughter, Neva Jo Casey, two brothers and two sisters. Esta was strong in her faith and loved her family deeply. She was an active member of the Church Of God and loved to sing and...
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Mary Jo Vaughn

November 13, 1932 - December 17, 2016

Mary Jo Vaughn, age 84, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born November 13, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Thomas Nathan and Rosaline Rucker Patterson.Mary Jo attended Belmont College in Nashville. She was a longtime member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and had taught the Abundant Life Sunday School Class for over 25 years. Mary Jo was...
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Michele Stidham

September 10, 1954 - December 14, 2016

Michele "Micky" Stidham, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. A native of Richmond, Indiana, she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 47 years and was of the Catholic faith. She was a retired Travel Agent who loved to travel and loved life in general as a full time wife, Mother and, friend who brought joy and love to all around her. She was the daughter...
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Gladys K. Samuelson

April 6, 1921 - December 9, 2016

Gladys K. Samuelson- 95, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016, in a Cleveland health care facility.She was the daughter of the late Hoyal and Loma Mae Jackson and was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Lewis Wilson, second husband, Vernon Samuelson and grandson, Shane Wilson.She was born in Meigs County, Tennessee and was of the Baptist faith. Gladys was...
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Richard L. Marshall

April 7, 1954 - December 7, 2016

Richard L. Marshall, 62, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He was born April 7, 1954 in Seymour, Indiana to Gerald Marshall Jr. and Marjorie Louise Sallee Marshall. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jeff Marshall.Rick was the beloved husband of Debi Marshall and cherished father to his daughters Danielle and Laura Marshall and Dee Bauer. He is also...
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David Randal Thomas

December 9, 1968 - December 5, 2016

David Randal Thomas - 47, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, at his residence.Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Wesleyann Cemetery in Apison, Tennessee with Pastor Jeni Lee officiating.Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel.
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Peter Read

July 15, 1934 - November 30, 2016

Pastor Peter Read, 82, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence.He was born July 15, 1934 to the late Kate and Ernest Charles Read in Watford, England.Peter attended Newbold College graduating with his ministerial diploma in 1954 and later graduated with a BA in Religion from Southern Missionary College in 1955.He was a pastor for the Seventh-day...
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Susie Geree Gray

February 22, 1934 - November 29, 2016

Susie "Geree" Brogdon Gray, age 82 of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday evening, November 29, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was born February 22, 1934 to the late Ben & Ella Oliver.Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with family and friends and to witness for the Lord. She was of the Church of...
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E. G. Peach

December 10, 1936 - November 27, 2016

Emerson Gorman "E. G." Peach - 79, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016.E. G. was born December 10, 1936 in Princess Anne Co., Virginia. He was the owner of Economy Moving and Storage and was a member of Gamble Road Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Thomas and Ethel A. Peach, four brothers, Lewis Peach, H. T. Peach Jr., William Peach, Paul...
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David Michael Haley

July 28, 1956 - November 26, 2016

David Michael Haley, 60, of Georgetown, Tennessee, passed away, Saturday, November 26, 2016, in a Chattanooga area hospital.He was born on July 28th, 1956, to the late Dwight and Sara Jo Haley, in Manchester, Tennessee.David graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga and was a Vietnam Veteran having served his country in the U S Army. He retired as a truck driver with Solomon Corporation...
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Mary EASTERDAY

August 23, 1949 - November 23, 2016

Mary Griffith Easterday, 67, of Knoxville Tennessee returned home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Surviving are her sons - Jeremy Easterday of Knoxville and Jeff (Nicole) Easterday of Chattanooga; Grandchildren - Courtney, Connor, and Trevor Easterday of Orlando, Florida and Sophie and Anabelle Easterday of Chattanooga, TN; Brother - Mark (Barbara) Griffith of Nashville,...
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Phyllis Althea McKee

March 17, 1960 - November 22, 2016

Phyllis McKee, 56, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in a local hospital.She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lorean Evans and was preceded in death by her daughter, Dinika Michelle Goforth.Phyllis was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and graduated from Ooltewah High School. She was a former employee with McKenzie College. She was a loving wife, mother and...
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David Scott Percy

July 12, 1954 - November 21, 2016

David Scott Percy - 62, of Birchwood, Tennessee died unexpectedly in a local hospital on November 21, 2016.David was born in Lima, Ohio on July 12, 1954.David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Emma Liggett, William and Mary Percy, parents, Richard and Florence Percy, nephew, Doug Ramga and mother-in-law, Shirley Cantrell.He leaves behind his beloved wife, Laraine Percy, his...
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Donna Faye Smith

January 27, 1951 - November 20, 2016

Donna Faye Bowers Smith, age 65, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at her home. She was born January 27, 1951 in Chattanooga to the late Jewell & Hattie Bowers.Donna-Faye graduated from Cleveland State and was a Registered Nurse. She retired from Erlanger Medical Center following twenty years of service. Her sisters, Peggy Bowers & Helen Raborn preceded her in death....
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Ola Katherine White

April 29, 1931 - November 18, 2016

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

September 9, 1925 - November 17, 2016

Clarence Samuel Davis, 91, of Georgetown, TN, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a retired Machinist with Southern Railway with 43 years of service, and was Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army and Navy, where he helped in the liberation on Italy. He was discharged from the military in 1947. He was a member of the...
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John Worley

May 3, 1924 - November 12, 2016

John William Worley - 92, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016, in a local hospital.He was the son of the late Mike and Effie Mae Worley and was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian Webb Worley, second wife, Tommie Glover Worley and six siblings.John was a native of Chattanooga and was a veteran of the U S Army where he proudly served with General Patton's 3rd...
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Louise Massey

July 1, 1945 - November 11, 2016

Mary Louise Massey, age 71, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, November 11, 2016. She was born in Smithville, Mississippi and graduated from Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, Mississippi.She was a branch manager for American National Bank and First Tennessee Bank for 30 years. Louise was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church and the Sunshine ...
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Connie Sue Loach

June 12, 1959 - November 5, 2016

Connie Sue Loach, 57, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was employed with the McMahan Law Firm. Connie was a huge Georgia Bulldog Fan, she loved riding motorcycles, going to the beach and she also loved working out.She was preceded in death by her mother Patsy Walling; step-father, Gordon Walling; grandfather, Oley...
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Doyle Harris

November 29, 1941 - October 30, 2016

Doyle Harris - 74, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, at his residence.He was the son of the late James and Bessie Harris and was preceded in death by two sisters, Faye Jackson, Pauline Knox, and three brothers, Jimmy, George and Bud Harris.Doyle was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Coca Cola Bottling Company.He attended Calvary Life Fellowship Church.He is...
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John Gordon Stallings

July 9, 1917 - October 27, 2016

Rev. Gordon Stallings - of Chattanooga, Tennessee, departed this life Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the age of 99. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Ardell Stallings, a daughter-in-law, Mildred Stallings, and son-in-law, Charles Shutters.Rev. Stallings faithfully ministered the gospel for 67 years including 32 years as a pastor. His pastorates included Cumberland Mtn., Newport,...
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Rossie B. Johnson

January 6, 1935 - October 24, 2016

Rossie (Peace) Johnson, age 81, went home to Heaven to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, October 24, 2016, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. She was born and grew up in Cedartown, GA, but has been a resident of Chattanooga for over 60 years.Rossie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert Johnson; son, Michael Johnson (Ruth Ann); daughter, Tammy Headden; grandsons,...
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Leap Lim

April 30, 1927 - October 19, 2016

Leap Iv Lim, 89, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at her residence.She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.Leap was preceded in death by her husband, Hy Sun Lim. Survivors include her three children, An (Kay) Lim, Ming (Lang) Lim, Kim (Sam) Khov, all of Chattanooga, TN, eight grandchildren, Ken Lim...
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Genevia Jan Richardson

April 16, 1928 - October 5, 2016

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

October 22, 1926 - October 4, 2016


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Emery Howard Tindell

October 22, 1926 - October 4, 2016

Emery Howard "Bud" Tindell, of Chattanooga, TN went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama but Chattanooga was his home for most of his life. He graduated from Tyner High School in 1944. Bud served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1947, then served a second tour from 1951 to 1952 on his beloved battleship, the USS...
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Beverly Crawford Goza

February 21, 1931 - October 4, 2016

Beverly Crawford Goza, 85, of Chattanooga, TN, went to be with her Lord and Savoir on October 4, 2016. She was a member of the Hickory Valley Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Goza and her son, Bobby Goza.She is survived by two sons, Greg (Donna) Goza; Stuart (Mary Jane) Goza; grandchildren, Heather Goza, Chase (Ashley) Goza, Elizabeth Goza, Meredith (Robbie...
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William Henry McKaig

December 26, 1927 - October 2, 2016

William "Bill" Henry McKaig, Jr., of Chattanooga, TN went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 2, 2016. He was born in Rossville, GA, but lived the majority of his life in Chattanooga. He graduated from Tyner High School in 1946. Bill joined the United States Army and after discharge went to work at Dupont. He married the love of his life, Doris, in 1950 at...
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Avis Michelle Pleasant Williamson

December 23, 1980 - September 28, 2016

Avis Michelle Pleasant Williamson - 35, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.She was preceded in death by her father, John L. Pleasant, Jr., paternal grandparents, John L. Pleasant, Sr., and Avis Pleasant, and maternal grandfather, Charlie E. Pardue.Avis loved the outdoors, playing games, and hanging out with friends. She was the owner/operator of Kaevelle...
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Leon D. Morgan

November 12, 1938 - September 27, 2016

Leon D. "Lee" Morgan, age 77, of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He was born November 12, 1938 in Ooltewah, Tennessee to the late Evans and Lem Morgan. He attended Meadow View Elementary and graduated from Ooltewah High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1963-1967 where he was stationed in...
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Helen Roach

February 3, 1923 - September 26, 2016

Helen Louise Roach - 93, of Ooltewah, Tennessee passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 in a local health care facility. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Doyal Walraven, second husband, Paul Roach, two sons, Lindsay L. Walraven and David Michael Walraven.She retired from 3M Corporation and attended Ooltewah Baptist Church.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and...
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Aileene Ball

November 27, 1927 - September 15, 2016

Aileene Ball, age 88, of Cleveland, Tennessee passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at her home. She was born November 27, 1927 in Athens, Tennessee to the late C. Ernest & Lizzie Roberts Housley.Her husband, Bill Ball, sister, Margie Smith and brothers, Hayden and Crawford Housley preceded her in death.Survivors include her daughters, Sharon (Tommy) Shamblin and Susan (Rick) McCormick of...
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Phyllis M. Austin

July 16, 1932 - September 14, 2016

Phyllis Nielsen Austin, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at her residence.She was the daughter of the late Virgil and Minnie Nielsen and was preceded in death by her husband William "Bill" H. Austin, brother, Surl Nielsen, sister-in-law, Patricia Nielsen and sister, Catherine Nielsen.Phyllis received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Whittier College in California....
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Bettye B. Dykes

June 1, 1928 - September 1, 2016

Mrs. Bettye B. Dykes,88, of Harrison, TN passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital. Mrs. Dykes was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 1, 1928, to the late George D. and Ethel (Trice) Blankenship. Bettye was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Dykes. She is survived by her daughter, Carole Hargraves; brother, George Thomas Blankenship; 6 grandchildren, and 12...
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Sarah Eaton

October 15, 1934 - August 30, 2016

Sarah Adell Eaton - 81, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in a local hospital. She was a native of Chattanooga and was preceded in death by her father, Edward J. H. Sands and mother, Dorothy Sands Poe.Sarah retired from Erlanger Hospital where she worked in the Outpatient Clinic.She was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband, Winston ...
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Lillian Price

November 25, 1923 - August 29, 2016

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

July 27, 1943 - August 29, 2016

Rev. Dr. Wayne Barber In God's providence while in Asheville, NC at the Billy Graham Training Center, the Reverend Dr. Wayne Allen Barber, 73, of Chattanooga, TN was promoted to Glory for eternal life on Monday, August 29, 2016. For him, joy! For us, deep sorrow and grief yet, we do not grieve as those who have no hope. Instead, we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God!Wayne leaves behind his...
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Thomas E. Reno

July 29, 1933 - August 23, 2016

Thomas E. Reno, Jr., 83, of Ooltewah, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 23rd, 2016.He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served his country proudly for 22 years. After moving to Ooltewah in 1978 he worked at the Hamilton County Nursing Home for 20 years and retired in 1998. He was a very loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was...
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Katherine Katherine Swaggerty

November 15, 1921 - August 22, 2016

Katherine Swaggerty, age 94, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord Monday, August 22, 2016. She was born November 15, 1921 in Birchwood, Tennessee to the late Beecher and Karmna Holland. She was a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four sons, Beecher Holland, Dennis Curtis, Fred Swaggerty, Jr., and Bruce Curtis; three sisters, Virginia Gray,...
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Shirley Lucille Ott

February 19, 1927 - August 11, 2016

Shirley Lucille Ott, age 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016 in a local hospital. She was born February 19, 1927 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Paul and Josephine Mikkelsen. She was a member of Brainerd Presbyterian Church. Her husband, John W. Ott, son, Darren Ott, and brother, Paul Mikkelsen preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Donna Jahn of...
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