Eberle, Jim

Saturday, September 7, 2002

Former City Commissioner Jim Eberle died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the age of 78.

Mr. Eberle was city commissioner for public utilities from 1974-1986.

He was also the founder of Quality Tire Center on Cherokee Boulevard in North Chattanooga. It is now owned by his son, Tom Eberle. Another son, Rick Eberle, also works in the family business. A daughter, Nancy Eberle Howard, is the bookkeeper. Another son, Jim, is a financial officer in Charlotte, N.C. Another son, Bill, is in the tire wholesale business here.

Mr. Eberle was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1923. He became a salesman with a tire firm and was assigned to Atlanta. He often visited Chattanooga on his sales route, and he decided in 1957 to relocate here and start his own tire business.

He was a longtime member of the Sertoma Club and served as its president at one time. He was also active in the Catholic Serra organization as well as the City Salesmen Club.

He attended St. Jude's Catholic Church with his wife, Pauline.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Bob Hofstetter officiating.

The interment will follow the service in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or School, Notre Dame High School, the Serra Club, or a charity of choice.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 5401 Highway 153.


Lawhorn, Patricia Martin

Patricia Martin Lawhorn, 64, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, September 1, 2016.  She was born on November 7, 1951, to the late John and Jane Martin, Jr. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She worked for John Martin Co. Inc and most recently the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. Pat came to be known as the family historian with ... (click for more)

Kilgore, Terry R., Sr.

Terry R. Kilgore, Sr., 77, of Red Bank, Tennessee, died on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his home. He was retired from Hopkins Surveying Group where he worked as a land surveyor.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Zodia Kilgore and brother, Jerry Kilgore. Survivors include his wife, ... (click for more)

Davis, Cecil (Cleveland)

Cecil Davis , 87, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 in a Chattanooga Hospice Facility.  He was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ.  He loved the Lord, family and friends, pets, beekeeping and gardening.  He retired from the stove manufacturing business, working at Dixie Foundry, Magic Chef, and Maytag with over 40 years of ... (click for more)

Bullard, Francis Ray (Cleveland)

Francis Ray Bullard, 80, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 in a local hospital. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. He was a devoted caretaker for his wife of 56 years before she passed last year. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He loved being a truck driver and enjoyed the company of his trucker friends. He amassed over ... (click for more)

DA Pinkston Files Petition To Declare 2 Gangs A Public Nuisance

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed a petition on Monday asking that two Chattanooga gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Grape Street Crips, and their members be declared public nuisances. General Pinkston is also "asking that injunctive relief be given to the law-abiding residents of East Lake by establishing a Safety Zone that covers most of their neighborhood." ... (click for more)

2 Boaters Die In Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning On Chickamauga Lake

Two boaters and their pet were pronounced dead at the scene of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on Chickamauga Lake.  Kristy D. James and Mike L. Richardson of Chattanooga were reported missing to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the day by a concerned family member. The boaters had not been heard from since Saturday. Tennessee Wildlife Resources ... (click for more)