Lackey, Frances Elizabeth "Betty"

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Powell Lackey, 90, formerly of Chattanooga, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 8, 2006, at Azalealand Nursing Home.

Born in Chattanooga, she was a daughter of the late Francis Edmund Hopkins Powell and Lena Chaudoin Powell. Mrs. Lackey was a retired college anatomy and physiology professor. She was a descendent of William Powell, one of the original Jamestown, VA, settlers, who arrived in 1603.

Mrs. Lackey was a second lieutenant in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Her education was received at the Misses deVal School and Miss Wert’s School in Chattanooga, St. Mary’s (Episcopal) School in Peekskill, N.Y., and Washington Seminary in Atlanta. Mrs. Lackey holds a graduate degree in French literature from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and a graduate degree in anatomy and physiology form Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

At 55 years of age, she decided to teach full-time at the college level and taught anatomy and physiology at the University of Tennessee at Nashville.

She resided in Savannah, GA, for a short while to be with her family; however, most of her life was spent in Chattanooga. Mrs. Lackey was in the first Cotton Ball, Chattanooga’s oldest debutant assembly. From time to time she taught or volunteered her services with young people.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Frederick Brockway Gleason III; and her sister, Ann Logan Trimble.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Ann Powell Lackey Gleason, of Savannah, GA; and her granddaughter, Ann Powell Dewart Gleason, of Savannah and New York, N.Y.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga, conducted by the Rev. George E. Schmidt Jr.


Sutton, Dorothy Louise

Dorothy Louise “Momma Dot” Sutton, 87, of Soddy Daisy, died on  Friday, December 9, 2016. She was born on Jan. 12, 1929, in Trezevant, Tn., daughter of the late John Jefferson and Izzie White. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis D. Sutton; sons, Danny Sutton and Mike Sutton; siblings, John White, Mary Lee White Smith, J.L. White, Autus Langley, Robert Langley, ... (click for more)

Hughes, Renva Louise

Renva Louise Hughes, 62, of Rossville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 8, 2016. She was a life-long resident of Rossville and a member of Bible Baptist Church. She worked at the Standard Coosa Thatcher plant for 20 years before retiring from Burner Systems in Tiftonia. Renva was preceded in death by her father, William Hughes. Survivors include her ... (click for more)

Smith, MaryAnn Crenshaw (Calhoun, TN)

MaryAnn Crenshaw Smith, 79, of Calhoun, Tennessee, died on Thursday, December 8, 2016. She was born on August 19th, 1937 to the late Henry and Lillian Crenshaw; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Smith; brothers, Daniel and James Crenshaw; and sister, Marie Carlock. MaryAnn professed Christ at a very young age. She was a faithful member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist ... (click for more)

Hankins, Junior Matthew (Pikeville)

Junior M. Hankins, 77, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died with family by his side Thursday, December 8, 2016. He loved being with his family, gardening, watching football and playing checkers; in fact, he was once the checker champion of Bledsoe County. Junior was a member of the Shepherd’s Chapel Church. Junior was preceded in death by his parents, James Woodard and Maddie Ethel ... (click for more)

City Administrator Lurone Jennings Suspended For Misallocation Of Funds

Rev. Lurone Jennings, administrator of City Youth and Family Development, has been suspended for one week for misallocation of funds. He also is to be issued a letter of reprimand and will undergo ethics training. The action came after a critical audit report from City Auditor Stan Sewell. It says Mr. Jennings transferred $18,500 of funds to a program, Journey Educational ... (click for more)

1 Person Injured In Drive-by Shooting On North Germantown Road Friday Afternoon

A person was shot early Friday afternoon on North Germantown Road.  The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 1:45 p.m. to the 700 block of North Germantown Road on a person shot.   The victim was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and  was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS.   The victim was shot from a suspect ... (click for more)