Memorial Service Set Friday For Family Killed In Plane Crash

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

A memorial service will be Friday for the Florida family killed in the crash of a small plane in North Hamilton County last Friday night.

Services will be at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of the Redlands, 16390 SW 248th St. Homestead, Fla., for Nelson and Debbie McPherson and their daughters, Danielle and Kayla.

Legacy Funeral Home of Soddy-Daisy is handling local arrangements.

The family formerly lived in the Tampa area, but had moved to Davie, Fla.

Mr. McPherson had lived in Davie for the past three years. He was the owner of Precision Green, Inc.

He is survived by his parents, Nelson and Joanne McPherson, who were waiting for the family to arrive at the Chattanooga Airport when the crash occurred in rainy and foggy weather.

He also had a sister, Lori (Roger) West; nieces, Amber and Kaydee West; grandmothers, Alma Bailie and Esther McPherson, all of Riverview, Fla.

Mrs. McPherson was employed by the DeMert Corporation.

She is survived by her parents, Edward and Shirley Washburn; sister, Kathy (Bill) Shlehuber: niece and nephew, Brian and Christina Schlehuber, all of Homestead, Fla.

Danielle, 19, graduated from Western High School and was attending Broward Community College.

Kayla, 13, attended Indian Lakes Middle School.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or any charity of your choice dedicated to serving children. Condolences may be sent at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.

The McPherson family lived in the affluent gated community of Long Lake Estates.

Friends and relatives of the McPhersons gathered at their home to grieve, the Sun-Sentinel reported in South Florida.




Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALGHUSSEIN, JAMIL ASAD  2814 WINDTHRUSH DR CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 21 years old Arresting Agency: Collegedale Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- AVERY, JUDAH CALEB  1210 TOMAHAWK CIRCLE CLEVELAND, 37311  Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Boy Scouts Place American Flags At Veterans' Gravesites

Members of the Cherokee Council of the Boy Scouts of America placed American flags at veterans’ gravesites  Saturday  at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. (click for more)

Conserving White Flight To Private, Public Secluded Schools Is Shameful

If you really care about the kids of Hamilton County’s most distressed schools, then you’ll take help where you can get it. The question on your mind isn’t which political label someone wears. Anyone who shifts attention away from the critical issues facing public education and toward political labels is not really committed to public education. Their support for equitable, quality ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Suckered

Just eight short days ago, Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd called a study on Hamilton’s County’s pseudo ‘socioeconomic desegregation’ farce as “the most far left, liberal document I have ever read. It does not represent the values of Hamilton County and I am insulted and disrespected by it." Then the School Board got so embarrassingly suckered  on Thursday  night ... (click for more)

Summertown Stops Sale Creek's Bid For A State Class 1A State Softball Title, 7-5

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Sale Creek had its sight set on making some softball history Friday. The Lady Panthers reached their first TSSAA state softball championship with a 3-1 victory over Cascade, powered by a Trinity Liner three-run homer on her 18 th birthday. A few hours later, they wanted to beat Summertown and set up a second title game for all the marbles. ... (click for more)

Silverdale Wins D-II-A State Softball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Kaili Phillips got disqualified in the first inning of Thursday’s game against the Tipton-Rosemark Lady Rebels and nobody gave the Silverdale Lady Seahawks a snowball’s chance of winning that game. But they did. Nobody gave the Lady Seahawks much of a chance of repeating that feat less than 24 hours later in the winner-take-all final game, but once again, ... (click for more)