Our Obituaries

Virginia Isabell Payne

July 25, 1924 - June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017 God reached out his hand and took Virginia homeand her family would like to share the joy of her home-going. Although all who loved her will miss her, it is comforting for her family to know that God, in his mercy, blessed her with a peaceful passing.Virginia was born on July 25, 1924 and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a graduate of Central High School. Virginia was...
View Tribute »

Mary Cecile Major

May 15, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Mary Cecile Major, 80, of Dayton, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Ferdinand Humbert and Dorothy Elizabeth Major. A devout Catholic, Mary lived most of her life in Chattanooga while attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Orange Grove School and lived at the Rhea of Sunshine group home in Dayton.Mary was blessed with a...
View Tribute »

Lucian Murl Jackson

December 2, 1934 - June 19, 2017

Lucian Murl Jackson, 82 Chattanooga, TN, passed away suddenly on June 19, 2017. He was born on December 2, 1934 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late William Findley and Nettie Richardson Jackson. He was a graduate of Franklin High School, a United States Army Veteran, and earned degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University before enjoying a lengthy career as an...
View Tribute »

Carmel P. Wallace

November 20, 1920 - June 15, 2017

Carmel Wallace, 96, of Chattanooga, TN went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist and attended Calvary Baptist in Red Bank.She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Marie Poorman; sisters, Florence Bryan, Edith Poorman, Dorothy Morgan; and nephews, William P. Morgan, James David Morgan, and a niece, Martha Morgan.Left behind to cherish...
View Tribute »

Jeannine McClure Sansing

October 28, 1932 - June 15, 2017

Jeannine McClure Sansing, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017. Jeannine died surrounded by family in her daughter's home. Jeannine attended City High School and worked at Farmers Chemical until her retirement. Jeannine loved to travel and frequently spoke of her travels to Israel and Egypt. For years, Jeannine taught Sunday School and stayed very active in her...
View Tribute »

Joe Grady MUSICK

September 25, 1940 - June 14, 2017

Joe Musick, 76, of Soddy Daisy, TN, passed away on June 14, 2017. He died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family. Joe grew up in Bristol, Virginia. He attended college at Mercer University, School of Pharmacy, where he met his future wife of 53 years, Brenda Parker Musick of East Ridge, TN. After graduating , Joe joined the U.S. Army as a medic and then the U.S. Reserves in Chattanooga...
View Tribute »

Mary Lee Davis

November 1, 1922 - June 12, 2017

Mary Lee Davis, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 12, at a local healthcare facility. She was born November 1, 1922 in Chattanooga Tennessee to the late Merritt and Lois Loner. She graduated from Tyner High School in 1941 as valedictorian of her class. She married the love of her life, Clarence F. Davis, Jr. on July 31, 1948 who preceded her in death along with her son, David F. Davis....
View Tribute »

Ellene Lamay Crownover

May 4, 1932 - June 12, 2017

Ellene O. Crownover, 85 of East Ridge, Tennessee passed away on June 12, 2017 in a local healthcare facility.Ellene was born May 4, 1932 to Walter and Mamie Ohnemus in Ziebach County, South Dakota. She was a veteran of the United States Army.Ellene was preceded in death by her son, Neil J. Crownover.Left behind to cherish Ellene's memory are her husband, David A. Crownover; daughter, Terry ...
View Tribute »

Sue Barnette Sullivan

April 12, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Sue Barnette Sullivan, 92, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2017. A Graveside Service celebrating Sue's life will be held on Friday June 16, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Lakewood Memory Garden South. The family will receive friends at the East Chapel from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Please share your thoughts and memories at: www. chattanoogaeastchapel.com Arrangements are under the care of...
View Tribute »

Dorothy Virginia Schrader

January 2, 1922 - June 11, 2017

Dorothy Virginia Schrader, 95, of East Ridge, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was a woman who loved her family and work. These two things are what kept her thriving for 95 years. She began working with her dad in the family roofing business (J.D. Helton Roofing Company) in 1937 at the age of 15. For the next 80...
View Tribute »

Sudie Joetta Culpepper

August 23, 1940 - June 8, 2017

Sudie Joetta Hartman Culpepper passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, in a local nursing home. Mrs. Culpepper was born in Rossville, GA and grew up in the Chattanooga area and had lived in Ringgold over forty years. She attended East Side Junior High School and graduated from Central High School in 1958, where she was President of the Vagabonds Social Club. She graduated from Baroness of Erlanger...
View Tribute »

Ellsworth R. Mines

June 24, 1940 - June 6, 2017

Ellsworth Mines age 76 passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Mr. Mines was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga before moving to Clarksville to be closer to his beloved grandchildren.Ellsworth was born June 24, 1940 in Winchester, Tennessee. He joined the United States Navy in 1957 then married Martha Sue Mines in 1960.He owned his own catering service; Bronc's Catering and...
View Tribute »

Lillie Sutton West

September 16, 1921 - June 5, 2017

Lillie Mae West, 95 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on June 5th 2017.She was a member of the Grace Works Church. Lillie retired from Adams Lithographing Co.She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Chester W. West; parents, Thomas and Nellie Sutton; brothers, William, Ralph, and Jesse Sutton.Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Linda W. (Roy) Plaster; two...
View Tribute »

Kathey Jeanne Morris

April 29, 1960 - June 4, 2017

Kathey Jeanne Mackey Morris, 57 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2017.She was formerly employed with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. She was greatly loved by all those that knew her.She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Opal Mackey.Left behind to cherish her memory are her fiancée, Dale Allen; sons, Damien and Douglas Morris; brother, Michael ...
View Tribute »

Angela Renee Meyer

August 7, 1956 - June 2, 2017

Angela Kilgore Meyer She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a perpetually inspiring member of her community, who was ushered to Heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 2nd, 2017. Her parents Bill and Shirley Kilgore welcomed her into the world in 1956, followed by her sister Rhonda and brother Bill, Jr. She married Ernie Meyer on December 15th, 1979 and the...
View Tribute »

Frances Dabbs Estes

July 5, 1950 - May 31, 2017

Frances Janet Estes age 66, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from TTU. She dedicated her life to teaching and caring for others. She was an avid traveler and lover of family.She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Estes; parents, Rufus and Kathleen Ruth Price Dabbs.Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Katie ...
View Tribute »

Robert Edmond Allison

January 6, 1927 - May 28, 2017

Robert E. Allison, 90, of Chattanooga, died on May 28 following a brief illness. Bob was a graduate of The University of Chattanooga with a degree in geology, He worked for several years in oil industry in Louisiana before moving to Chattanooga. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, retiring as a Bird Colonel after 39 years of service in the U.S. Army, National Guard and Reserves. He had a...
View Tribute »

James Delon Denton

February 5, 1959 - May 27, 2017

James Delon Denton Jr., 58 of East Ridge passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at a local hospital. He was a member of the Spring Creek Church of God and worked for 17 years with Bi-Lo and 5 years with Marriott Hotel. He was an avid Tennessee Vols fan and a volunteer firefighter with the East Ridge Fire Department and the Hwy. 58 Fire Department. He is survived by his sons Jamie Denton III and...
View Tribute »

Thelma Evelyn Collins

August 27, 1919 - May 26, 2017

Thelma E. Collins, age 97 of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on May 26, 2017. She was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt. Daughter of the late Luther Young and Grace Harwood Collins of Chattanooga, TN, Miss Collins was preceded in death by her brother Robert L. Collins and his wife Janice D. of Jacksonville, FL; and her great-nephew, Tyler Collins Rampey of Fort...
View Tribute »

Wilma Pauline Guinn

June 23, 1937 - May 26, 2017

Wilma Pauline Guinn, 79, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. She was a member of the Mountain City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Highway 58 Ruritan Club and the Garden City Club. Mrs. Guinn had been a member of Marinatha Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis N. Guinn, Sr. (Jack), son, Lewis Norton Guinn, Jr., daughter Susan Noreen...
View Tribute »

Mary Frances SINOR

August 2, 1928 - May 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Sandra Bradley

September 3, 1969 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Gary Lynn Bradford

April 18, 1949 - May 23, 2017

Gary L. Bradford, age 68, lost his battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. An avid Big Orange Fan and crappie fisherman, Gary worked for TVA for 30 years, the majority of the time at Widows Creek. He was also a Vietnam Veteran. He was preceded in death by his father Leo Bradford. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Sue Bradford; children, Gary (Jennifer)...
View Tribute »

Mary Jane Wise

December 29, 1937 - May 23, 2017

Mary Jane Wise, age 79, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born December 29, 1937 to the late Edwin and Mildred Ross of Laager, TN. Her greatest joy and accomplishment in life was her three sons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin "Doug" Wise, with whom she co-owned D&M Tours; son, Barry Wise; three sisters, Joann Brownlee of Florida,...
View Tribute »

Dorothy Campbell Elrod

September 29, 1922 - May 23, 2017

Dorothy I. Swanson Campbell Elrod passed away at her East Ridge home early Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the age of 94. Dot, born on September 22, 1922 in Young Harris, Georgia, was the youngest of nine children born to Judson and Carrie Parker Swanson. After spending many years caring for her mother, Dot moved to Chattanooga shortly after World War II, where she worked to put herself through...
View Tribute »

Vernon Lee Renninger

July 4, 1919 - May 20, 2017

Vernon L. Renninger died May 20, 2017 at his home on Signal Mountain. He was born in Canal Fulton, Ohio July 4, 1919 and has been a resident of Signal Mountain since 1986 and was a member and communicant of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and in World War II was a Naval aviator in Air Group 87 aboard the carrier USS Ticonderoga. As a CPA, he was a...
View Tribute »

Diane Joan Whittington

August 19, 1948 - May 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Evelyn Elizabeth Rowland

May 5, 1922 - May 17, 2017

Evelyn Elizabeth Rowland, 95 of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 17, 2017. She was born and raised in Chattanooga and at the age of 18 she went to work with the Tennessee American Water Company where she retired after more than 40 years of service. She started the credit union for the water company shortly after she began working there. Following her retirement she was...
View Tribute »

John Barnard Ragsdale

July 11, 1917 - May 17, 2017

Ragsdale, John Sr., John B. Ragsdale, Sr., "JB" age 99 of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at a local hospice facility. Mr. Ragsdale was of the Methodist faith and retired from TVA after 38 years as a Civil Engineer. Mr. Ragsdale is a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict where he served as a Captain in the US Army. He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Olive Ragsdale;...
View Tribute »

Christine Brown Little

September 26, 1925 - May 15, 2017

Christine Brown Little, 91, passed away Monday, May 15. She was born September 26, 1925 in Madras, GA and is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Henry W. Little, her parents, John Thomas and Florence Moore Brown, and nine of her ten siblings. Christine graduated from Newnan High School in Newnan, GA, in 1942, Crawford W. Long School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA in 1946 and...
View Tribute »

Wilburn Elledge Gray

November 14, 1921 - May 15, 2017

Gray, Wilburn, Wilburn E. "Bill" Gray, 95, died under hospice care on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents Shug and Mary Elledge Gray of Burnsville, Mississippi; one brother, Howard Gray; three sisters, Mildred Smith, Velma Forby, and Francis Tidwell. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lottie Katherine Bratton Gray; one daughter, Ann Asbury (Miller)...
View Tribute »

Timothy Edward Harwood

October 20, 1966 - May 14, 2017

Timothy Edward Harwood went home to meet our Lord on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at age 50.Tim was a graduate of East Ridge High School and Georgia Tech Research Institute Industrial Education. He was Past Master of East Ridge Lodge #755 F&AM serving in 2014 and was a member of the Alhambra Shrine where he was currently serving as the Bass Tournament Chairman and was an active member of the...
View Tribute »

Kenneth E. Webster

March 27, 1930 - May 13, 2017

Kenneth E. Webster - 87, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017.He was born on March 27, 1930, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to the late Cecil and Ester Webster and was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Fasano.Kenneth was a veteran of the U S Army and was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.Kenneth...
View Tribute »

Kenneth Wayne Kertesz

December 23, 1955 - May 8, 2017

Kenneth Wayne Kertesz, Sr., 61 of Chattanooga, TN 37412 went to be with Jesus on May 8, 2017. Ken was a member of the Crosspath Church Family. He also served his country in the United States Air Force for 16 years.Ken was a loving Husband, Father, Papa, and Brother. He lived life to its fullest and his greatest time spent was with his family whom he adored. He was preceded in death by only his...
View Tribute »

Harriett Smithe Harris

April 28, 1932 - May 8, 2017

Harriett J. Harris, beloved wife of Winton W. Harris, left this earthly life on May 8, 2017 to meet her Savior Jesus giving her an everlasting home in Heaven. Harriett was born to Burl and Adelaide Smitherman on April 28, 1932 in the Antioch Community of Centreville, Alabama. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church Golden Gateway and the Waters Sunday School Class, where she was a...
View Tribute »

Joe Eli York

January 14, 1920 - May 5, 2017

Chattanooga Funeral Home & Crematory - East Chapel404 South Moore RoadEast Ridge, Tennessee 37412(423) 698-2541Joe Eli York, 97 of Chattanooga, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord on May 5th 2017. He was a native of Ider, Alabama and the son of the late, William and Bertha York.Joe was a member of the Macedonia Primitive Baptist church, Ider, AL., and attended Ridgeview Baptist Church in...
View Tribute »

Ann Catherine Leonard

May 2, 1943 - April 30, 2017

Ann Catherine Leonard was born May 2, 1943 to Agnes Pearson and William A. Leonard, Sr. at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah GA. She went to Heaven on April 30, 2017 just shy of her 74th birthday. Ann died at Alexian Village of Tennessee, where she had moved for retirement. Until the end, Ann remained the sweet, kind, loving, patient, brave person whose giving ways endured her to many. Ann attended...
View Tribute »

Marjorie Marie Dinsmore

November 16, 1921 - April 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Robert Paschal Eaton

July 15, 1919 - April 28, 2017

Robert Paschal Eaton, 97, of Rossville Georgia passed away Friday, April 28, 2017. He was a member of Bible Way Baptist Church and Bob Pell Sunday School Class. Robert had been President and Co-owner of Commercial Service Company Heating and Air Conditioning Company from 1974 to 1980. He was a member of Chattanooga Engineers Club and ASHRA Heat and Air Association. He had been Real Estate...
View Tribute »

Helen Louise STEPHENSON

February 8, 1941 - April 26, 2017

Helen Louise Stephenson, 76, a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Dr. William G. and Louise B. Stephenson. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School at Sewanee Tennessee and a member First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. She is survived by two sons, John (Sherry) Ellish of Ringgold, Georgia and Steve Ellish of Fort...
View Tribute »

Nina Josephine Gentry

May 20, 1933 - April 25, 2017

Jo GentryNina Josephine "Jo" Gentry, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Vicie Pogue. Jo was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church for 59 years where she was also a member of the Bethany Class. She loved her church dearly and her family very much.She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.Jo is survived by her...
View Tribute »

Eugene Dean Bales

November 9, 1921 - April 25, 2017

Eugene (Gene) Dean Bales of Chattanooga, TN passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. Gene was a native of Lee County, Virginia, and the son of the late Howell Edgar and Etta Jane Dean Bales. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, Virginia and following his military career he returned to Virginia Tech where he received his Masters Degree in Civil...
View Tribute »

Charlotte Ann Derego

August 21, 1935 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Sarah DeFriese

March 30, 1926 - April 23, 2017

Sarah DeFriese, 91, of East Ridge passed away peacefully Sunday, April 23, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born to the late Jesse and Letha Richey Pearson. Her family was a pioneer family in the Birchwood area. The family moved to Ooltewah after TVA bought their farm. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Leonard DeFriese; brothers, Hobson Pearson and Atlee Pearson; sister,...
View Tribute »

Jimmy Vaughn

August 25, 1929 - April 22, 2017

Jimmy E. Vaughn of Chattanooga, TN passed away after a long illness on April 22 2017 in Douglas, Georgia. He was 87 years old and is survived by his son, Brian Vaughn, and daughter, Linda Schwartz. Remembering him are his sister, Shirley Smith of Nashville, Tenn. and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his grandsons, Andrew Craig and Ethan Vaughn and granddaughter, Holly Vaughn. He...
View Tribute »

Clyde Gibson

May 8, 1925 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

James Earl Vaughn

August 25, 1929 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Curtis Van Russell

October 9, 1958 - April 21, 2017

Curtis Van Russell, age 58, passed away April 21, 2017 at his home in Ooltewah, TN from complications with kidney cancer. A native of Chattanooga, Curtis worked for his family owned business F.M. Russell Co. with his father and brother for over 30 years. Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Russell. He is survived by his parents; Floyd and Juanita Russell, brother; Kent Russell,...
View Tribute »

Joe Wise

August 19, 1921 - April 20, 2017

Joe Wise, age 96, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born August 19, 1921. It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved; Husband: (Mary Lawson Wise), Father: (Edward Bryan, Donald Allen/Kay, Steven Jay/Gordon, Grandfather: (Jason Scott, Lauren Joelle), and Great Grandfather: (Addie). He is preceded in death by; Son: David Clayton,...
View Tribute »

Norma Jean Hemphill-Gregory

September 14, 1948 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Cindy Rowland Grant

December 16, 1956 - April 19, 2017

Cynthia Rowland "Cindy" Grant, age 60 of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in a local hospital. She was born December 16, 1956 in Knoxville, Tennessee.Cindy was a 1975 graduate of Cleveland High School and received her Nursing Degree from St. Mary's School of Nursing. She was a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church and was employed with Women's East for...
View Tribute »

Sara Lee Red

July 3, 1925 - April 18, 2017

Chattanooga Funeral Home & Crematory - East Chapel404 South Moore RoadEast Ridge, Tennessee 37412(423) 698-2541SARA LEE BUCHANAN REDSara Lee Buchanan Red left this world to enter into the full presence of God and bereunited with her husband, Walter, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.Born on July 3, 1925 in Anniston, AL to Charles Lee Buchanan and Sara Erin Graham Buchanan, Sara Lee and her family...
View Tribute »

Mary Frances Kountz

December 15, 1927 - April 15, 2017

Mary Frances Kountz, 89, of Ringgold passed away at her home on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Van and Beulah Allison Johnson. Mary was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. She retired from South Central Bell where she worked for 15 years.Mary is preceded in death by her loving husband William Kountz, brother James Ralph Johnson and sister Betty Jackson.Survivors...
View Tribute »

Juanita Morrison Heaton

May 10, 1923 - April 15, 2017

Juanita Morrison Heaton, 93, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband William Heaton, parents William and Lula Morrison, son Richard Davis and daughter Jacquelyn Barber.Survivors include her son Johnny (Fay) Davis, daughter Damaris (Bill) Fallin, step son Billy Heaton, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great- great- grandchild. She...
View Tribute »

Jean M. Simmons

May 8, 1926 - April 15, 2017

Jean M. Simmons of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her home. She was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church and the Pennington Sunday School Class. She was retired from SunTrust Bank. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan S Lane. Survivors include her husband L. T. Simmons and her son in law, John Lane. Graveside service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Lakewood...
View Tribute »

Robert R. Burns

October 8, 1937 - April 13, 2017

Robert R. Burns died Thursday April 13, 2017 in his home he was 79. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Charlotte Burns, his mother Agnes Moore, grandmother Dollie Burns and his brothers Floyd and Douglas Burns. Bob, as he was known by friends and family, grew up in Chattanooga in Avondale and attended Chattanooga High School class of 1956. He served 2 years in the United States...
View Tribute »

Joseph Sanford Manning

January 16, 1943 - April 13, 2017

Joseph Sanford Manning, 74, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Wauhatchie United Methodist Church and the Wesley Sunday School Class. He was retired from Lawrence Doster Lincoln Mercury as a mechanic after over 30 years of service. Mr. Manning was past president of Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
View Tribute »

Betty Ruth Clay

October 8, 1943 - April 12, 2017

Betty Ruth Clay, 73, of Chattanooga Tennessee passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in a local hospital. She was a member of Rossville Church of God. Betty was an award-winning sales supervisor at JC Penney. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Clay, her daughter Lori Wood and son Anthony Michael Nordman. Survivors include her companion, Andrew Frazzitta; three sons, Charles Mainord of...
View Tribute »

Virginia R. Petty

November 28, 1927 - April 12, 2017

Virginia R. Petty, 89, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at her home. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Virginia was loving wife, mother and friend to all she met, a life well lived. She has gone to be with her Savior, now sheltered in the arms of God. Virginia married her high school sweetheart on June 28, 1947. She graduated from Central High School Class...
View Tribute »

Samuel Thomas Silver

August 30, 1931 - April 11, 2017

Samuel Thomas Silver, Jr. (S. T.), 85, of Orlando Florida passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. S. T. was preceded in death by his wife, Jean. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and worked for Shell Oil his entire career. S. T. Is survived by his brother, David Silver (Donna), his daughter, Dianne Page (Jim), son, Tom Silver (Denise), three grandsons; Jimmy and Justin page (Lindsay) and Ryan...
View Tribute »

Ray William Thompson

May 2, 1928 - April 11, 2017

Ray William Thompson, 88, of East Ridge passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and was born on May 2, 1928 to the late Nick and Hester Hammons Thompson. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II and retired from Coca Cola after 32 years of service.He was also preceded in death by his son Allan Thompson.Ray is survived by his...
View Tribute »

Ann Gregory McBryar

September 5, 1948 - April 10, 2017

Ann Gregory McBryar, 68, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at a local hospital. She was of the Baptist Faith. Ann was the daughter of the late Leonard and Rachel Taylor Gregory. She retired from DuPont after 33 years of service. She was so full of life, loved cruises, traveling, and loved her family dearly. She was also preceded in death by her brother Roy Gregory.Ann is...
View Tribute »

Joseph Walls

September 20, 1948 - April 8, 2017

Joseph Michael Walls, age 68, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 in a local health care facility. He was born September 20, 1948 in Jackson, Tennessee to the late John and Doris Walls. Mr. Walls was a retired respiratory therapist. His brother, Steve Walls preceded him in death.Survivors include his daughter, Christy Walls; his step-daughter, Shannon (Jeff) Stevens; three...
View Tribute »

Mildred Marie Jernigan

March 8, 1927 - April 6, 2017

Mildred Marie Jernigan, 90, of East Ridge, TN peacefully departed from this earthly life and went to her eternal home in Heaven on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Mildred was a resident of Martin Boyd Christian Home.Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-eight years, Kelly Jernigan; parents, W. A. and Sara Merritt; sisters, Frankie Samples, Ruby Seat, and Thelma Coulter; brother, Ed...
View Tribute »

Jerry Ray Todd

February 8, 1940 - April 6, 2017

Jerry Ray Todd, age 77, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away on April 6, 2017. Born February 8, 1940 in Harriman, Tennessee to the late Willie and Della Todd. A graduate of Hiwassee College, Jerry was an employee at Modern Maid, Michael Construction Company and Memorial Hospital as a computer operator/programmer for over 25 years. He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church of Chickamauga,...
View Tribute »

Gladys L. Spraker

May 23, 1925 - April 6, 2017

Gladys L. Spraker, 91, formerly of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017.Mrs. Spraker was born on May 23, 1925 in Wytheville, Virginia to William and Cordelia Umberger. She was a longtime resident of East Ridge, most recently Spring City Care & Rehab. Gladys retired from Loveman's where she worked for over 30 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, and...
View Tribute »

Dorothy D. Oslin

January 25, 1936 - April 5, 2017

Dorothy "Dottie" Oslin, 81, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A native of Anniston, Alabama, she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 43 years.She was employed as Executive Director of TREES, Inc. and was a member of Second Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder. She was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star,...
View Tribute »

Gloria Marie Coletta Watson

September 2, 1923 - March 30, 2017

Gloria Marie Coletta Watson, 93, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Memphis, TN September 2, 1923 to the late Lorenzo and Jimmie Helton Coletta. Gloria was a graduate of central High School Class of 1941 and retired as switchboard operator from the Tennessee Chest Disease Hospital after 35 years of service.She was preceded by her parents...
View Tribute »

Bettie Jean Dickson

March 12, 1931 - March 30, 2017

Jean Mynatt Dickson, 86, of East Ridge passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Vasco and Lettie Mae Acuff Donehew. Jean was retired from Erlanger Hospital, Miller Eye Center and was a member of East Ridge Evangelical Church before closing and attended Jones Memorial Methodist Church.She is also preceded in death by her husband D.J. Mynatt and daughter...
View Tribute »

James Donald Stevens

January 10, 1932 - March 29, 2017

James Donald Stevens, 85, of Chattanooga Passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his home. He was the son of the late Maynard and Thelma Slaughter Stevens. He served as a Capt. with the U.S. Army Artillery Corps and was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church. He was retired from RSS Insurance Company. Don was an avid fisherman and coached girls softball with the East Ridge Recreation. ...
View Tribute »

Daniel Patrick Hendrix

March 28, 1991 - March 29, 2017

Daniel Patrick Hendrix, 26, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was a graduate of Ooltewah High School and a Deputy Sheriff with Hamilton County Police Department.Survivors include his fiancé, Afton Yates; parents, Dan and Kim Hendrix; twin brothers, David and Jacob Hendrix; grandmother, Alvaleen Ellison; several aunts, uncles and cousins.A graveside service will be...
View Tribute »

Nancy Victoria Bennett

November 17, 1952 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

James Clyde Hawkins

February 27, 1935 - March 29, 2017

James Clyde Hawkins, 82, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was born to the late James Gordon and Edna Jo Crowe Hawkins. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Clyde was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a former member of the East Ridge Baptist Church. His smile and sense of humor were a delight to all who knew him.He was also preceded in...
View Tribute »

Olene M. Clark

August 12, 1930 - March 27, 2017

Olene Clark, 86, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 after an extended illness. She was born in McMinnville, TN, but lived in Chattanooga for 67 years.She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Clark and siblings, Doris Rice, J.D. Martin and Wayne Martin.Olene was a longtime member of Greens Lake Road Church of Christ. She was a Red Cross volunteer at East Ridge Hospital over 23 years...
View Tribute »

Gregg L. Ballew

February 16, 1964 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

John Austin Murphy

July 22, 1923 - March 25, 2017

John Austin Murphy, age 93, of Rising Fawn, Georgia died Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Trenton, Georiga. He was a gunner and Staff Sargent with the Air Force during WWII in the European Theatre. He flew 30 combat missions in both the B17 and B24 planes. He received four Bronze Medals, four Oak Leaf Medals an EAME Ribbon, and Air Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He was the girl's and women's...
View Tribute »

Rod E. North

April 27, 1957 - March 22, 2017

Rodney Elliott North, 59, of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.Mr. North was born and raised in East Ridge. He was a member of Crosspath Church and a graduate of East Ridge High School Class of 1975 and Tennessee Technical University Class of 1979. He was a member of IBEW since 1981. He worked many years for Duncan Electric as well as several other companies in Chattanooga. ...
View Tribute »

Sonja Anderson

June 14, 1965 - March 19, 2017

Sonja Champagne Anderson, 51, of Crandall, GA. passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by her husband Lou Taylor, parents Raymond and Georgia Rorex, sister Gina Stickler, brothers John Champagne and Phil Champagne, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be greatly missed!Funeral service will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of...
View Tribute »

Aline M. Estes

April 23, 1920 - March 19, 2017

Aline Metzger Estes, 96 of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was born on April 23, 1920 to the late William and Annie Metzger and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Mrs. Estes (Nannie) will be remembered for her sweet spirit and faithfulness to the Lord. She loved to read and quilt, and had the most beautiful vegetable gardens. Her most treasured times were when she...
View Tribute »

Edith Walters

November 27, 1918 - March 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Edith Walters

November 27, 1918 - March 15, 2017

Edith S. Walters, age 98, a former resident of both Chattanooga and North Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in an Amarillo Health Care facility. She was currently making her home with her son in Amarillo, Texas.She attended Ridgedale Baptist Church and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband Dwain Walters;...
View Tribute »

Jeanette Irene Noseworthy

September 17, 1927 - March 15, 2017

Jeanette Irene Noseworthy of Chattanooga, died March 15, 2017. She was born on September 17, 1927 in Chattanooga and graduated from Central High School in 1945.She is survived by three sons: Bill (Kathy) of Chattanooga; Rick (Pam) of Sevierville, TN and David (Brenda) of Louisville, KY. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband...
View Tribute »

Carol Elaine Patterson

September 19, 1948 - March 15, 2017

Carol Elaine Patterson, 68, of East Ridge went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She was a member of The Ramp Church of Chattanooga. Mrs. Patterson was employed with Ridgedale Baptist Church Child Development Center and had a passion for childcare and child development.She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Louise Riordan.Survivors...
View Tribute »

Michael David Cotter

September 15, 1953 - March 14, 2017

Michael David Cotter, 63, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was of the Catholic Faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh P. and Bettye Huskins Cotter.Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Cotter; son, Michael David Cotter; step-son, James Waylon Stone; granddaughter, Christina Blake; grandson, Jay Stone; great...
View Tribute »

Martha Simmons

August 20, 1940 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Charles Haynes

August 13, 1938 - March 8, 2017

Charles Ronnie Haynes, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home. He was of the Church of God Faith. Mr. Haynes was retired from Farley & Sathers Candy Company as a truck driver after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death recently by his brother, Vance Haynes.Survivors include his wife, Wanda Haynes; three sons, Donald Lee (Melinda) Haynes, Ronnie Edward ...
View Tribute »

Ruby Louise Burks

September 26, 1926 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Darlene Faye Baker

April 6, 1964 - March 7, 2017

Darlene Faye Baker, 52, of Topeka, KS passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Topeka. Darlene, her husband and children attended Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka. She was a 1982 graduate of Ringgold High School and a 1989 graduate of Chattanooga State Technical Community College with a degree in Accounting. She was Accounting Manager for Great Life Golf and Fitness.Survivors include her...
View Tribute »

James Terry Bankston

August 11, 1953 - March 5, 2017

James Terry Bankston, 63, of Ooltewah, TN, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the former owner and operator of Tennessee Valley Heat & Air. He was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church and loved hunting, fishing, NASCAR and football.He was the preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Pauline Bankston and twin infant sons, John and Jim...
View Tribute »

Charles F. Goodgame

October 25, 1922 - March 4, 2017

Charles F. (Charley) Goodgame, 94, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born October 25, 1922 in South Pittsburgh, TN, the seventh of eight children of Robert E. Goodgame and Annie Thomas Goodgame. After graduating from South Pittsburgh High School, Charley moved with his mother and younger sister to Chattanooga. Charley served his country in WWII...
View Tribute »

Bobbie B. Crow

March 3, 1930 - March 4, 2017

Well known collaborative artist Bobbie Jean Brooks Crow died Saturday, March 4, 2017 under Hospice Care. Bobbie was a native of Cleveland, TN and a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Crow and a sister, Patricia Davis.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Bill Hendrix; grandsons, Cody and Riley Hendrix; brother and sister-in...
View Tribute »

Ann Cecilia Strout

July 21, 1948 - March 3, 2017

Ann Cecilia Strout, 68, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. She was of the Baptist Faith and had worked as a claims reviewer for Cigna Insurance. Survivors include her daughters, Christy Hill and Amy Smith; grandchildren, Lauren Cates, Adam Smith, Dakota Sanders, Caleb Sanders and Hunter Hill; sister, Jeanette Mudd; brother, Allan Price; several nieces and nephews.A memorial...
View Tribute »

Helen Westbrook

March 2, 1920 - March 3, 2017

Helen Louise Westbrook, 97, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. She had been a member of Ridgedale United Methodist for over 70 years and was a member of the Adult Choir for many years. She became affiliated with East Ridge United Methodist Church after the two churches merged. Helen trained at Cadek Conservatory of Music and was a well-known vocalist in the Chattanooga area....
View Tribute »

Frances Patricia Martin

March 17, 1935 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Chapel, East Ridge, TN.
View Tribute »

Mary Lee Baugh

September 5, 1922 - February 27, 2017

Mary Lee Baugh, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017.Mrs. Baugh was a native of Chattanooga and graduated from Chattanooga City High School. She was a charter member of East Ridge Church of God and was retired from Brainerd High School as the school secretary.She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert C. Baugh; her parents, Edwin and Sarah Pirkle; and sisters,...
View Tribute »

Lewis Gross

August 11, 1920 - February 27, 2017

F. Lewis Gross, 96, a longtime resident of Hamilton County, a veteran of World War II and a dedicated Christian, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017."To live is Christ; to die is gain.'' Mr. Gross had been employed at Hart's Automotive Parts following school and then after World War II as assistant plant manager at Chris-Craft Boat Co. and in purchasing at CMI/Astec, the builder of road-paving equipment....
View Tribute »

Ronald C. Turner

January 20, 1942 - February 27, 2017

Ronald C. Turner, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 27, 2017.Mr. Turner was born and raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Central High School in 1960. He was a longtime dedicated member of Ridgedale Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon, and he retired from Velsicol Chemical as a Supervisor. Ronnie loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and...
View Tribute »

Mark Anthony McGuire

October 21, 1978 - February 26, 2017

Mark Anthony McGuire, Jr. age 38 of East Ridge passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at his home. He was born October 21, 1978 in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Mark was a 1997 graduate of East Ridge High School. He was a retired United States Army Veteran where he served as a Drill Sergeant. His father the Rev. Mark McGuire, Sr. preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Thompson...
View Tribute »

Mary Katherine Wooten

December 19, 1958 - February 25, 2017

Kathy Dickert Wooten, 58, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She was born December 19, 1958 in Chattanooga, TN. Kathy was a graduate of East Ridge High School Class of '76 and Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing and Chattanooga State. She was employed by Humana as a Registered Nurse.Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, William C. (Bill) Wooten, Jr., her son,...
View Tribute »

Frank T. Delaney

November 29, 1923 - February 25, 2017

Frank T. Delaney, Jr., 93, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at a local hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, surrounded by family after a brief illness. He was born on November 29, 1923 to Margaret and Frank T. Delaney, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret Klemm and brother Dr. John T. Delaney. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Joyce (Molloy) Delaney, his six children...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More ยป

Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Fl
404 South Moore Road
East Ridge, TN 37412 map it

View Phone Number
View Website

Tributes.com Partner