Our Obituaries

Mark Steven Visage

September 25, 1956 - December 13, 2017

Mark Steven Visage, 61 of East Ridge, Tennessee went to his heavenly home on Wednesday December 13, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Mark attended college at MTSU. He worked for the City of East Ridge as a traffic engineer for 34 years prior to his retirement. Mark was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to hunt and fish and cherished his family.He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Visage...
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Jason Decker Helton

April 27, 1930 - December 13, 2017

Jason D. "Gene" Helton, Jr. peacefully passed away on December 13, 2017 at the age of 87 in a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Gene was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and was the unofficial "mayor" of Willow Trace subdivision. He retired from J. D. Helton Roofing Company, was a sergeant in the National Guard 181st Field Artillery Battalion, and a charter stockholder and...
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Warren Anderson HUNT

July 14, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Our favorite little guy, Warren Anderson Hunt, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Warren was born on July 14, 2017. Warren is the beloved son of William and Logan Hunt. Warren smiled and laughed throughout his 4 months and 26 days; bringing joy and happiness to everyone he met. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Melvin and Sandra Hunt and...
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Richard Leon Boyd

July 29, 1933 - December 10, 2017

Richard L. Boyd, 84, of East Ridge passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church where he loved to sing in the choir. He was also a member of 55 and Alive seniors group and was very dedicated to the Jones Memorial United Methodist Men's Club Barbeque. Richard retired from Combustion Engineering as a welder after 51 years of service. In...
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Dorothy E. Haynes

August 31, 1929 - December 9, 2017

Dorothy Elizabeth Haynes, 88 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away on December 9, 2017.She was a member of the East Ridge Baptist Church. She was very active in her church and enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was employed as a sales associate with J.C. Penney.Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Emma Haynes; sister, Doris Reagan; brother, Elwood Haynes; and a nephew,...
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Billy Randolph Huskey

November 26, 1933 - December 9, 2017

Billy Randolph Huskey, 84, of East Ridge died Saturday, December 9, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at the Rosewood in Fort Oglethorpe. Billy was born November 26, 1933 in Dalton, Georgia to the late Isaac Bennie Huskey and Nora Mae Huskey. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois Dean Huskey; brothers Lawrence, Earl, Raymond, and William (Dub); sisters Lura, Iva, Cora Mae,...
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Sara Joan Guffee

October 21, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Sara Joan Hurt Guffee, 84, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ward Mayes and Verby Sims Hurt. Sara was a devoted mother and wife who always thought of others before herself. She was a graduate of Central High School and worked as a Child Care Teacher at Hutchinson Medical Center. She was a member of Jones...
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Dorothea Mae Owens

December 6, 1923 - December 7, 2017

Dorothea Mae Owens, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away quietly on December 7, 2017. She was born December 6, 1923 in Chattanooga to the late Luther and Bessie Mae Owens. A native of Chattanooga, Dorothea was a proud graduate of Chattanooga Central High School class of 1941. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church, now known as Crosspath, and a former member of East Lake Baptist Church. She was...
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Timothy James McGhee

July 30, 1964 - December 6, 2017

Timothy James McGhee, 53, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Tim was born in Chattanooga, TN on July 30, 1964 to Jim and Sue McGhee. He attended Tyner High School class of 1982 where he met and later married Toni Manning McGhee. He graduated from the University of Maryland, the University of Louisville with High Honors and in 2007 the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga...
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Patricia Ann Slatton

May 14, 1944 - December 3, 2017

Patricia Ann Mincher Slatton, 73, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 3, 2017.Patricia was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a member of White Oak Church of Christ and a graduate of Red Bank High School.She was employed with Handle With Care Packaging Store in Pacifica, California for many years, also Catering With The Stars, Security Company...
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Estelle Wright

August 24, 1933 - December 3, 2017

Estelle Wright of East Ridge, TN passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her home. She was of the Baptist Faith.Estelle was preceded in death by her husband, Arby Eugene Wright, Sr.; brother, William Franklin; two sisters, Vera Worley and Dorothy Crowder, son-in-law, Ronald McKnight; daughter-in-law, Marie Wright.Survivors include her children, Arby Wright, Jr. (Ellen) of Rossville, GA, Vera...
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Harold Eugene Muegge

July 29, 1936 - November 29, 2017

Harold "Pete" Eugene Muegge, Sr., 81, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. A veteran of the U. S. Army, Harold was a self-employed Truck Driver. He was a member of Senior Neighbors in East Ridge and at Eastgate Mall.He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Dorothy Hess Muegge; two brothers,...
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Don Moore

November 27, 1928 - November 28, 2017

CHATTANOOGA - Judge Don Moore died peacefully on 11/28/2017 at age 89. He was a 1946 graduate of Chattanooga High School, attended Emory University, and obtained his law degree from the University of Tennessee. He graduated from the National Judicial College, University of Nevada at Reno in 1979. He served his country twice in the U.S. Army, first during World War II, as a military policeman with...
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Marjorie B. White

October 29, 1922 - November 22, 2017

Marjorie Burger White, 95, died peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2017. She was the widow of Daniel Ballard White, and was also preceded in death by her brother and sister, Fred Burger and Frances Hull, and one grandchild. Surviving are her children, Barbara Arthur, Daniel White, and Betsy Dahlstrom, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was a member of Signal Crest...
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Ruth Hall Moore

April 14, 1915 - November 22, 2017

RUTH MOORERuth Hall Moore, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at a local health care facility. She was the widow of Hugh J. Moore, to whom she was married for 72 years.A native of Knoxville and a 1933 graduate of Knoxville High School, she had resided in Chattanooga since the mid-1930s when her husband was transferred from Norris Dam to Chickamauga Dam with the TVA....
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Donald Ware Hixon

June 2, 1959 - November 21, 2017

Donald Ware "Chip" Hixon, Jr., 58, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home.He was a graduate of East Ridge High School and owned Chip Hixon Finishing.He was preceded in death by his wife, Gaye Hixon; parents, Donald Ware Hixon, Sr. and Barbara Dietzen Hancock and a sister, Tracy Hixon.Survivors include two daughters, Lindsay Hixon and Lauren Hixon (Steven) Chann; one son...
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Richard Joseph Muckenthaler

June 23, 1953 - November 20, 2017

Richard Joseph "Rick" Muckenthaler, 64, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, November 20, 2017. A native of Oak Ridge, TN he attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Chattanooga. An avid sports fan, Rick played basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Carson Newman College. He went on to play professional baseball and basketball and...
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Charles Wayne Kemp

April 4, 1943 - November 20, 2017

Charles Wayne Kemp, 74, of Wildwood, GA passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 in a local hospital. He was an avid golfer and loved to ride motorcycles, travel and camp. He was retired from CSX Railroad after over 30 years of service.He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. and Nettie A. Murray Kemp; two sisters, Charlotte Chenault and Sharon Revell and a brother, James Kemp.Survivors...
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Cynthia Teresa Woods Ford-Clark

August 12, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Cynthia W. Clark, 83, of Chattanooga passed away on November 19, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Cynthia was last employed by the Chattanooga Police Department. She was well known and loved by many in her community as a result of her tireless social and political efforts to raise awareness and bring positive change to her community.Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Woods and...
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Shawna Lynne Howard

October 10, 1968 - November 19, 2017

Lynne Correll, 49, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017 at Life Care Center of East Ridge. She was born October 10, 1968 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearlie Sue Ware McAdams.She left behind her wife Melissa Correll; her pride and joy her son, Amandre Howard; her daughter, Brianna Ware; her best friend Susie Alvarez; and many friends who she...
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Dolly Knighton Jolly

March 12, 1924 - November 19, 2017

Dolly K. Jolly, 93, passed away on November 19, 2017 with her children at her bedside.She was born and raised in St. Elmo and was the daughter of Bertha and Matt Knighton. She was a member of the Brainerd Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Belmont Jolly, sister, Lillian Dell Scott and her parents.She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Jolly, Chattanooga, TN., son, Monty...
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Emilia Lee Genter

November 28, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Emilia "Mickye" Atkins Genter, 82 of East Ridge passed away on November 19th 2017. She retired from the United States Postal Service and was a member of the East Ridge Ruritan Club. She was a graduate of Chattanooga City High School. She had no children of her own, but she loved all her nieces and nephews as if they were hers. She enjoyed spending time with family and was a big University of...
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Marvegine Novella Watt

October 14, 1930 - November 17, 2017

Marvegine Novella Watt, 87 of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on November 17th 2017.She was a member of the East Ridge Church of Christ. Her family and church family were the most important things to her. She worked for over 40 years at Novacare O & P, where she assisted both in clerical duties as well as fitting of orthotics and prosthetics. She was preceded in death by the love of her...
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Ross Frederick Rogers

August 27, 1944 - November 16, 2017

Dr. Ross Frederick "Rick" Rogers of Signal Mountain passed away November 16, 2017 peacefully at Alexian Village with family by his side. Dr. Rogers was born August 27, 1944 at Barksdale Field (A.F.B.) in Louisiana. He lived all over the world while his father served in the Air Force and ended up graduating from Redlands High School in California in 1962.Dr. Rogers graduated in 1966 from the U.S....
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Joseph Richard LYONS

October 25, 1950 - November 16, 2017

J.R. "Skip" Lyons, 67 went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November 16, 2017.He was born October 25, 1950 in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and MTSU earning a BS degree. Skip went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for 6 years.Skip was a very creative person. He taught painting classes for several years. He loved music and was an exceptional...
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John Manning SULLIVAN

November 18, 1939 - November 14, 2017

John Manning Sullivan Jr, Navy veteran and University of Tennessee alumnus, passed away at his Ooltewah residence on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. He was 77.John was a Chattanooga native, born Nov. 18, 1939, to John and Bina Sullivan. He attended Chattanooga High School before traveling north to Rocky Top. While at Tennessee, he joined the Lambda chapter of Kappa Sigma where he met his lifelong...
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James Albert WYCOFF

December 24, 1935 - November 9, 2017

James Albert Wycoff, 81, of Rossville, GA passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home. A native of Farmington, WV he played football for Farmington High School. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Farmington, WV. Mr. Wycoff was a veteran of the US Air Force and a life member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #440 where he recently received his 50 year pin.He was preceded...
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Teresa Mitchell Myers

May 10, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Mrs. Teresa (Terry) Rose Mitchell Myers, 88, of Chattanooga, TN passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert Donald Myers, Sr.Born in Memphis, TN and raised in Chattanooga, Terry was a long-standing parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She was a 25-year retiree of Sears and then worked as a volunteer at Hospice of...
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Joanne Mitchell BOLT

July 23, 1934 - November 7, 2017

Joanne Mitchell Bolt, age 83, passed away at home, surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.The most important thing to Joanne was learning something new every day. She enjoyed birds, music, flowers, reading and watching current events. Joanne loved her family and always enjoyed spending time with them.Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Lessie Mitchell, her...
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Elizabeth Zarzour Morrison

November 29, 1922 - November 4, 2017

Elizabeth Anne (Zarzour) Morrison, 94, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2017 with family at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Roy Morrison; her parents, Louise and Richard Zarzour; Sisters Gebe Bruce, Beatrice Wilson, Zakie Salem, Margaret Adams; Brothers: Ed Zarzour, Mike Zarzour and Louis Zarzour. She is also preceded in death by several nieces and...
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Virginia Ruth Borden

October 9, 1931 - October 31, 2017

Virginia Ruth (Harden) Borden, 86 of Chattanooga passed away on October 31, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church in Ringgold, GA.Virginia was a homemaker and enjoyed planting flowers and playing the piano.She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Doyle Harden and her 2nd husband, Gene Borden, her parents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Richardson, and...
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Charles David McGee

March 21, 1935 - October 25, 2017

Charles David McGee, 82 of Chattanooga went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after several years of declining health. Charles was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class as well as an usher. Charles was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virgil and Dora McGee and Jess and Maggie Charles; his parents, L.D. and Venus McGee and his...
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Richard Arnold Sneed

August 9, 1950 - October 22, 2017

Richard Arnold Sneed, 67 of Lookout Mountain, TN. went home to be with Jesus on Sunday October 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anne, son, Adam and his daughter, Heather, his brother, Wilson, Memphis, TN., his extended family and many dear friends.Rick was born in Memphis, TN., and attended Memphis University School where he was a staff photographer and a member of the track and...
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Annette Thomas Slutz

October 25, 1925 - October 19, 2017

Annette Thomas Slutz, 91 of East Ridge passed away on October 19, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Daniel B. Thomas and Blanche Sylar Thomas and a descendant of the Sylar and Tallant families who were early settlers of Ooltewah. She was a lifelong member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Central High School.Mrs. Slutz was preceded in death by her husband, Merton H...
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Barbara Denise Oldham

November 20, 1963 - October 18, 2017

Barbara Denise Oldham, age 53 of Chattanooga passed away on October 18, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith, loved attending church and teaching Sunday school classes.Denise was an avid poetry writer. She had her own blog, and even had some of her work published in greeting cards.Denise loved to sing, loved children, but most of all she loved life.She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal...
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Robert Davis

February 24, 1940 - October 18, 2017

Robert Joseph "Bob" Davis, 77, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in a local hospital. He was of the Baptist faith.Bob was a native Chattanoogan and a graduate of Central High School class of 1953. He worked with the Hamilton County Police Department before retiring from East Ridge Police Department. He was a member of the East Ridge Optimist club and was an avid Tennessee...
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William Dean Baker

November 2, 1928 - October 17, 2017

William Dean Baker, 88, of Ooltewah, TN passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was a native of Menlo, Georgia and a graduate of Central High School in Chattanooga. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the US army serving two years during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Chattanooga with a degree in electrical engineering. He was retired from TVA after 30 years of service as an...
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Douglas Reece Sizemore

November 2, 1947 - October 17, 2017

Douglas Reece Sizemore, 69, of Lookout Mountain, GA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born on November 2, 1947 to the late Charles and Rilda Schoneman Sizemore. Douglas was a member of the Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, Professor Emeritus with Covenant College where he taught for 35 years, and was employed with Advance...
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Laura Lee Wells

September 20, 1941 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Richard Wood Spencer

April 14, 1933 - October 15, 2017

In Memory ofRichard W. (Dick) Spencer April 14, 1933 - October 15, 2017Following a characteristically tenacious battle with cancer, Dick Spencer, 84, passed away on the evening of Sunday, October 15, 2017 at his home on Elder Mountain overlooking the Tennessee River Gorge. Dick is predeceased by his parents, Aubrey DeForest and Margaret Wood Spencer of Chattanooga. He leaves behind his wife,...
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Harry G. Carpenter

January 16, 1929 - October 15, 2017

Harry G. Carpenter, Jr., 88, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the J. Fred Johnson, Jr. Sunday School Class. Mr. Carpenter owned Harry G. Carpenter, CPA.He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry G. Carpenter, Sr. and Glenda Adams Carpenter; a brother, David G. Carpenter; a grandson, Joshua Lee Carpenter and a...
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Morenita Bella Bautista

May 15, 1939 - October 15, 2017

Morenita (Morie) Bella Bautista, 78, of Chattanooga, Tn., passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 peacefully at her home.She was born in Imus Cavite, Philippines on May 15, 1939 to the late Francisco and Aurelia Bella. Morie graduated from Del Pilar Academy in Imus Cavite. She has been a resident of Chattanooga for over 50 years. She was proud of being an American citizen after immigrating in...
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Bettye June Held

May 1, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Bettye June Held age 88 a lifelong resident of Chattanooga died October 14,2017.She was the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Correll Held.She was preceded in death by her brotherGeorge A Held.She is survived by her twin sister Peggy J Held. Honorary familyMark, Stephanie Harrison and Kirstie RogersBettye was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church for over 80 yearsShe was retired from the...
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Jessie Catherine Henley

November 29, 1927 - October 14, 2017

Catherine HenleyJessie Catherine Henley, 89, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was born in Mentone, AL and moved to Chattanooga where she met her loving husband of 32 years. She enjoyed gardening and also the traditional Friday family nights with her family. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be greatly...
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Constance Sloan LEE

May 15, 1950 - October 12, 2017

Constance Sloan Lee of Chattanooga, TN, died on October 12, 2017. Connie was an accomplished teacher whose achievements were recognized repeatedly, eventually leading to an invitation to the White House. She was an innovative leader who was instrumental in founding the Chattanooga Center for the Creative Arts and served as the guidance director there. At the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,...
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Samie B. Nation

December 8, 1925 - October 11, 2017

Samie B. Nation, 91, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. She was a life member of United Methodist Women and was selected woman of the year by Church Women United.She graduated from Tift College in 1971 and received her Masters Degree from Mercer University in 1973. Samie was retired from the Catoosa County School System as a...
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Jack Ronald Stevens

January 10, 1932 - October 10, 2017

Jack Ronald Stevens, 85, of East Ridge passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his home.Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Ted Gobble officiating. Family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.Please share your memories of Jack with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel...
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Dona Marie Payne

August 2, 1933 - October 8, 2017

Dona Marie Haggard Payne, 84, of Signal Mountain passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Mrs. Payne was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, most recently in the Lone Oak Community of Signal Mountain. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, Class of 1950 and was retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance. After retirement she and her husband enjoyed participating with the Lone Oak...
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Grace Ruby Kellogg

August 2, 1931 - October 8, 2017

Grace was born August 2, 1931, in Englewood (Denver), CO, and passed away October 8, 2017, during a rehab stay at Life Care of Ooltewah, TN.She was a loving Pastor's wife, a friend to many, and was most recently a memberof People's Baptist Church in Rossville.She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Donald Kellogg, one daughter, Becky, two sons, David and Jim Kellogg, her...
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Paul Robert Faust

September 1, 1932 - October 5, 2017

Paul Faust, 85 passed away October 5th, 2017.A graveside service will be held Oct 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Chattanooga National.Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.
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Linda Ann Davis LAYMAN

April 5, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Linda Ann Davis Layman, 73, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was an active member of the former Clifton Hills Baptist Church where she played piano and organ and where her father was the pastor. Linda worked for Dr. Robert Thompson as a receptionist for over 15 years and retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a Customer Service Representative withover 25 years...
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James Russell Mizell

June 28, 1945 - October 1, 2017

James Russell Mizell, 72, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his home. He was a member and Deacon at Tiftonia Church of Christ. Mr. Mizell was a graduate of Central High School class of 1963. Following his graduation he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Sacramento as a radio operator during the Vietnam War. He had owned Mizell's Clothing and sold insurance for Life and...
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Christopher Sean SULLIVAN

February 24, 1969 - September 25, 2017

Christopher Sean Sullivan, 48, of Ooltewah passed away suddenly on Monday, September 25, 2017 after a brief illness. He attended Ooltewah United Methodist Church. Chris was a graduate of Tyner High School class of 1987 and Chattanooga State College with a degree in Advertising Arts. He was employed with McKee Foods for 29 years and for 15 years was the Corporate Fleet Safety Coordinator. ...
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Richard Francis Schults

September 21, 1925 - September 24, 2017

Richard Francis Schults, age 92 of Ringgold Ga., passed away September 24, 2017.He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus Council No. 6099. He was born September 21, 1925 in Brooklyn , NY to William Christen and Estelle Aubrey Schults.He graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1943, and attended Brooklyn College before being called to duty in the U...
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Dorothy S. Guinn

August 10, 1921 - September 18, 2017

Dorothy S. Guinn, 96, of East Ridge, TN passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at her home. She was a charter member of First Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Guinn was retired from East Ridge High School where she worked in the cafeteria for 21 years. A member of the Herb Society, she was an avid gardener and authority on horticulture. She was also a member of the American Bell Association. A...
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Jack Earl Neighbors

July 12, 1930 - September 17, 2017

Jack Earl Neighbors 87 of Ringgold, GA went home to be with the Lord on Sunday,September 17, 2017. Jack was an active member of Peavine Baptist Church in Rock Spring, GA., Jack was originally from Sylacauga, AL., and was a graduate of Rockford High School Class of 1948 where he was an outstanding basketball player. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He...
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Alvin Hobart Smith

April 15, 1933 - September 16, 2017

Alvin Hobart Smith, 84, of Nashville passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born in Bryant, Alabama on April 15, 1933 to the late Alton and Frances Mason Smith. He was a member of the Wauhatchie United Methodist Church. Alvin was retired from South Central Bell and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.He was preceded in death by his wife Saranell...
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Johnnie Lawrence Fredericks

March 22, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Johnnie Lawrence Fredericks, of Denver, Colorado, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born March 22, 1929 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Johnnie Fredericks grew up in the Highland Park neighborhood, attended Chattanooga High School and Sullins College in Bristol, Virginia before finishing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she was a member of Chi Omega...
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Rita Gracellen Bryant

October 4, 1942 - September 14, 2017

Rita Gracellen Bryant, 74, of East Ridge passed away on September 14, 2017 and is now in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She loved the Lord and was the bond that held the entire family together. She was known as "Grace" by many of her family members and that name is precisely who she was. She was preceded in...
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Claude Leon Timmons

July 1, 1925 - September 14, 2017

Claude Leon Timmons, 92, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. After graduating from Central High School he was drafted into the US Navy. They sent him to the University of Illinois to study Diesel Engineering. After his schooling he went overseas as a Diesel Engineer where he spent 20 months in the South Pacific. Claude returned to Chattanooga where he went to work as a...
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John Hamner Cole

April 29, 1932 - September 14, 2017

John Hamner Cole, 85, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was the son of the late William Wesley Cole Sr. and Mary Clark Hamner Cole. He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.He was the brother of Eloise Hatfield and Clara Findley, both deceased. He leaves to enjoy his memory his wife, Virginia Louise White Cole, his son, Jonathan Pelham Cole, his daughter, Mary Rebecca Cole...
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David Sherwin Anderson

July 14, 1936 - September 13, 2017

David Sherwin Anderson, Sr., 81 of Signal Mountain went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Sherwin was a member and Deacon at Ridgedale Baptist Church, director of the Covenant Sunday School Class for 20 years and a founding member of the Cornerstone Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1954 where he played football under coach Red Etter...
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Sylvia Jo Ford

October 9, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Sylvia Jo Ford, 84, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.A private graveside service will be held on Friday at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. There will be no visitation.Please share your memories of Sylvia with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.comArrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd.,...
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David Franklin Windle

April 2, 1938 - September 8, 2017

David Franklin Windle, 79, of Signal Mountain, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his beloved family, on Friday, September 8. David graduated from Baylor School. He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and worked for decades in executive positions in the carpet industry with such companies as Collins & Aikman, Pacific Mills and Montcrest Mills. He volunteered as...
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James Otis Westbrooks

September 21, 1930 - September 7, 2017

James (Jim) Westbrooks died peacefully on September 7, 2017. He was born in Horton, Alabama; he lived and worked in the Atlanta area in his early adult life. In 1970, he founded Prestige Sales Co. Inc. in Chattanooga, a storage distribution facility which still exists. He remained President and CEO until his retirement.Jim loved spending time with his family, his many friends and the...
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Randall Ralston Carruth

December 1, 1954 - September 6, 2017

Randall Ralston Carruth, age 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at the Health Center at Standifer Place. Mr. Carruth was born December 1, 1954 in Chattanooga to the late John & Arabula Carruth. He was a member of Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church.His sister Michon Eileen Burgay preceded him in death.Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, J. Michael &...
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Robert Parris Hellerstedt

January 1, 1931 - September 5, 2017

Robert "Bob" Parris Hellerstedt, Sr. passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on September 5, 2017 at the age of 86. He was a member of the Lookout Mountain Methodist Church.Bob was known as Daddy Bob by his grandchildren and Pops to those that looked up to him. He never met a stranger and treated everyone with respect even if he didn't agree with them. He was one of the few who could not name...
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Bettye St. Clair

October 19, 1929 - September 4, 2017

Bettye Raye Holdam St Clair, born October 19, 1929, died September 4, 2017. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Anna Belle Wright Holdam and Gordon Lee Holdam. She was a resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia her entire life and was a member of Duncan Park Baptist Church.Survivors include husband of 67 years, Dan Shirley St Clair, son Daniel G St Clair, daughter Nancy S (Steve) Dragoo of...
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Aline Fuselier Summerlin

July 11, 1941 - September 4, 2017

Aline Fuselier Summerlin, 76, died of Parkinson's Disease Monday, September 4, 2017.Aline spent over 40 years in ministry of various kinds, 37 of those years in hospital chaplaincy work. She was a chaplain with Hospice of Chattanooga for nearly twenty years prior to her retirement at the end of 2013. For the last several of those years she was Director of Pastoral Services. An ordained minister...
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Dorothy Duckett KENNEDY

September 22, 1922 - September 4, 2017

Dorothy May Duckett Kennedy, 94, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, September 4, 2017.She was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church and was retired from Buster Brown. She fought a good fight to the end.Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Q. Kennedy; parents, Willis and Eula Bell Franklin Duckett; brothers Willis Duckett, Jr. and Ed Duckett; two sons, Albert C. Kennedy and Robert...
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Scottie Lee Hamrick

November 29, 1964 - September 3, 2017

Scottie Lee Hamrick, 52, of Chattanooga passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his home.He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church, was an avid baseball fan and loved fast cars. A graduate of Lookout Valley High School, he and his late father ran General Sign Service.He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Hamrick.Survivors include two daughters, Alexus Hamrick and...
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Virginia Helen Hines

November 2, 1934 - September 3, 2017

Virginia Helen Hines, 82, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was retired from TVA.Helen is survived by her husband, Clarence Hines of Chattanooga; step-son William T. (Ashley) Hines of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Nancy E. Sylar and Mary Jo Hughes, both of Chattanooga and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmore and Willie Mae...
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Margaret McGill Mason

January 29, 1935 - August 31, 2017

Margaret McGill Mason went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 31, 2017. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the J. Fred Johnson, Jr. Bible Class.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Mason, Sr.; parents, Jess and Grace McGill; two brothers, Jess E. McGill and William A, McGill.She is survived by her son, Robert E. Mason, Jr. of Chattanooga; one sister,...
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Helen N. Sewell

February 4, 1921 - August 31, 2017

Helen Norris Kellogg Sewell, 96, of East Ridge, TN passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church.Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Sewell; parents, Harry Clay Kellogg, Sr. and Nettie Wheler Norris Kellogg; three brothers, Billy James Kellogg, Harvey Ellsworth Kellogg and Harry Clay Kellogg, Jr.Survivors include her sons, Larry Edward (Jane)...
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Thomas Andrew BOYD

October 4, 1987 - August 30, 2017

Thomas Andrew Boyd, 29, of East Ridge passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was employed by Palladin Powerful Attachment Tools in Ooltewah. Thomas was an avid fisherman and loved the Tennessee Vols. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Sharon Byrd, grandmother Ruby Boyd.Thomas is survived by his son Damien Boyd, parents Jim and Margaret Boyd, sister Sarah Boyd, grandmother Kathleen...
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Jack Donald Trim

October 21, 1931 - August 27, 2017

Jack Donald Trim, 85 of Chattanooga Tennessee passed away August 27, 2017. He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a beloved husband and father.Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean Trim and daughter, Sheryl Trim.A Celebration of Jack's Life will be held graveside on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 1:00 p.m....
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Joe Thomas Enos

May 28, 1928 - August 24, 2017

Joseph Thomas Enos, Jr., 89, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, August 24, 2017. Joe was born in Taunton, Massachusetts and lived his adult life in Chattanooga as a devout Catholic. He was a great parent and an adored Pa-Paw. He was kind and generous to everyone and he did it his way. He loved life and was always surrounded by family and friends. He will be sadly missed by...
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William Bertram Cordes

October 2, 1921 - August 23, 2017

Reverend William B. Cordes, 95, of Chattanooga TN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 23rd. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther and by his daughter, Rebekah Vasterling.He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 50 years, Pauline Beil Cordes, his children (and their spouses) Winifred and (Steve) Bikle, Lois and (Ken) Wolf, Jonathan and (Mary) Cordes, (Pat...
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William Taylor Goodwin

February 6, 1922 - August 23, 2017

William T. Goodwin Sr. of Chattanooga, passed away on August 23,2017 in East Ridge, TN.William T. Goodwin Sr. was born in Cookeville, TN to Erastus & Minnie Goodwin on February 6, 1922. He was married to Ester Ruth Bain 5/30/1942 in Ringgold Georgia. He worked as a painter at Baylor School, he was a WWII Army Veteran CO E 594th Engineer & Boat Shore Regiment. Serving in campaigns Bismarch...
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Annie Laura Gauntt

November 21, 1920 - August 22, 2017

Ann Dupre Gauntt (96) passed away on August 22, 2017. Born November 21, 1920 in Walhalla, South Carolina, she was married James D. Gauntt ("Jim"), a career Army officer who died in 2004. Ann is survived by five children, Katherine Gauntt, Sarah Gauntt, John Gauntt, James Gauntt and Marianne Justin; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Being a military wife who moved 21 times, Ann...
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Frances Inez Grizzle

May 10, 1925 - August 21, 2017

Frances Inez Grizzle, 92 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away on August 21, 2017.She loved to spend time with her family. Frances planned all the family outings. She loved to play bingo, loved to bowl, and enjoyed eating out. Her most enjoyable time was spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frances also enjoyed her time spent at the beauty shop with all her friends, especially...
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Mary B. Knight

March 12, 1922 - August 16, 2017

Mary B. Night, 95, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, the University of Chattanooga and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. Mary had been a physical education teacher at Rossville High School. She was a member of Walker County Retired Teachers Association and...
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Doris Martin Starnes

July 27, 1927 - August 15, 2017

Doris Martin Starnes, 90, was called home by her Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 surrounded by her family in the home of her daughter.Doris was born July 27, 1927 near Trion, Georgia. She was the second of three children born to Enos Elijah and Sadie Lucille Martin. Doris grew up on the farm and assumed much responsibility for running the household at an early age. She graduated from Menlo...
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Kenneth Stephen Ownby

August 13, 1945 - August 13, 2017

Kenneth Stephen Ownby passed on to a better life Monday August 14, 2017, one day after his 72nd birthday.He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and "Bill" Ownby.Ken was an avid fisherman, a lifelong martial arts student, and a lover of all things Japanese. He also loved Mexican food. His granddaughters called him "Oji". Ken was a lifelong University of Tennessee fan. In honor of his...
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Arthur Clarence Ellis

October 26, 1958 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Mary Woods Bates

May 17, 1946 - August 10, 2017

Mary Woods Bates, age 71, of Chattanooga entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 10, 2017.She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Paul Bates; her parents and five siblings.Mary was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church and worked as a Sales Associate with JC Penney for 25 years. She loved spending time with her family and church family.Those left to cherish her memories...
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Harbin Robert Carr

November 27, 1922 - August 10, 2017

Harbin R. Carr, age 94, of East Ridge passed way Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was born in Rome, Georgia to the late Mamie and Grady Carr.Harbin was a US Navy Signalman serving onboard the USS Kendrick DD-612 during WWII. After returning from the war he started Stride Rite Bootery in East Ridge. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.Harbin is preceded in death by his...
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Oretha Katherine Conner

September 23, 1926 - August 9, 2017

Oretha Katherine Oliver Conner, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Mrs. Conner was born and raised in Scottsville, Kentucky. She retired from American National Bank and was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping for antiques, sewing and traveling.She was preceded in death by her husband, Odean Conner; parents, Burnice and Lillie Oliver; and step...
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Elizabeth Ann Hampton Love

August 21, 1929 - August 9, 2017

Elizabeth LoveElizabeth Hampton Love, 87, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. She was born in Chattanooga, on Aug. 21, 1929, to the late Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Hampton. She attended Girls Preperatory School and graduated from the University of Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in Art. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a life...
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Lee H. Kellett

December 26, 1931 - August 7, 2017

Lee Harris Kellett of Rossville, GA passed away Monday August 7, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kellett retired as an accountant from Pro Group and Erlanger Hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Andrew and Anna Laura Harris; husband, Dr. Gordon T. Kellett; daughter, Donna Hawk; two sisters, Margaret Buckner and Teet Rich; one...
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James Lee Johnson

June 3, 1962 - August 7, 2017

James Lee Johnson, 55, of Cordele, GA passed away in his sleep and woke up in the arms of the Lord on Monday, August 7, 2017.James was preceded in death by his mother, father and step-father.Survivors include his son, Jeremy (Olivia) Johnson, daughter, Santana Johnson of Alabama; sisters, Brenda (Bobby) Everett and Sheila White all of Chattanooga, TN, Donna (Bruce) Schielack of Lagrange, TX;...
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Connie Sue MAXWELL

October 3, 1955 - August 5, 2017

Connie Sue Maxwell, born October 3, 1955 in Chattanooga, TN joined her loved ones in Heaven on Saturday, August 5, 2017.She was a registered nurse graduating from Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing in 1976. She became a Certified Massage Therapist in 1991 and was especially honored to become a team masseuse for the University of Tennessee Champion Lady Vols basketball program in 1995. She...
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Betty Wilda Tate

March 10, 1933 - August 4, 2017

Betty Wilda Tate, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. She was born on March 10, 1933 to the late Albert and Lucille Gossett. She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Gregory Tate and sister, Marie Pauline Long. Betty was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. She loved her family and they were her greatest joy in life. Betty was an avid music lover. She was an organist and...
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Charles E. Broyles

August 20, 1935 - August 4, 2017

Charles E. "Chuck" Broyles, 81, of East Ridge passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 in a local hospital. He was a member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church and the Pioneer Sunday School Class and was a trustee. Chuck was a graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology and had been an electrical engineer with Combustion Engineering and Electric Motor Sales and was the owner of Electrical...
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Bill Frank Choate

February 10, 1932 - August 2, 2017

Bill "B.F" Choate, 85, died at home on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.Bill was born in Chattanooga, TN to the late Newton Jasper and Mattie Rollins Choate. He graduated Central High School in 1949. He attended University of Chattanooga for one year prior to enlisting in the Army and completed OCS as a 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Bliss, TX. He was married to Mary Helen Harris on June 20, 1952. He served in...
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Pauline M. Hallett

April 23, 1919 - August 1, 2017

Pauline M. Hallett, 98, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in a local healthcare facility. She was a founding member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Ozell Bell McCormick; husband, Wilburn S. Hallett; a son, Paul Hallett; several brothers and sisters and a great-grandchild.Survivors include her daughter, Diana Hallett; son,...
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Raymond Coe Albright

February 28, 1934 - July 31, 2017

Former Tennessee State Senator Ray C. Albright, whose work was integral in rejuvenating the city of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017. A native of Paint Rock, AL and son of the late Raymond Albright and Mabel Ramsay, he graduated from Central High School and Vanderbilt School of Banking. He retired from Union Planters Bank, where he served as vice president. He shaped legislation...
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Bobbie Jean Shields

November 2, 1932 - July 31, 2017

Bobbie Jean Shields passed away Monday, July 31, 2017.Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
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Margaret Lucille Custer

January 25, 1930 - July 29, 2017

Margaret "Nanny" Custer, 87, of Chattanooga passed peacefully Saturday July 29, 2017.She was born on January 25, 1930 to the late Nell Wilcoxon Nix in Copperhill, Tennessee.She was a devoted mother and nanny who will be remembered for her spunky personality, endless energy, amazing cookies and candy, and most of all her loving heart.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years,...
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Thelma Belle Keown Quinton

February 15, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Thelma Belle Keown Quinton, age 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 in a local hospital. She was born February 15, 1925 in Chickamauga, Georgia to the late Leonard Leander & Dema Eugenia Bridges Keown.She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway and the Challengers Sunday School Class.Mrs. Quinton was retired form Baptist Book Store following many...
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