Meacham, Jere Ellis

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jere Ellis Meacham, 62, a native and longtime resident of Chattanooga, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in Long Beach, California. The cause was complications from cancer, the family said.

Born in Chattanooga on July 24, 1946, Mr. Meacham was the son of the late City Judge Ellis K. Meacham and Jean Austin Meacham, assistant dean at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was educated at Missionary Ridge Elementary School, the McCallie School and graduated from UTC, where he edited the University Echo, the student newspaper.

Meacham served in the U.S. Army's Fourth Infantry Division in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, seeing action in Pleiku. Decorated for valor and honorably discharged, he returned home and served as a construction and labor-relations executive with Brock and Blevins Co. and several other national and international firms.

From 1986 until his death he was labor-relations director and assistant manager of the Southern California Contractors' Association; he was widely noted as one of the most experienced negotiators in California.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Meacham; a son, Jon Meacham, who is editor of Newsweek magazine; three grandchildren, Samuel Ellis Meacham, Mary Austin Meacham and Margaret Randolph Meacham; and a brother, G.B. Kirby Meacham. Meacham's first marriage ended in divorce.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Monday, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. and Hon. Samuel Payne and the Rev. Dr. H. Hunter Huckabay officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

A reception will be held at the Mountain City Club after the interment.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Ellis Kirby Meacham Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of the South.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Wann Funeral Home.


White, Beverly Louise

Beverly Louise White, 86, of Sale Creek, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. She lived in Sale Creek since 1983. Beverly enjoyed playing cards and working in her yard. She enjoyed traveling with her husband during his military career, especially in Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon “Bull” White, and her parents, Edward and Ethel Barker. ... (click for more)

Johnson, William Earl, Jr.

William Earl Johnson Jr. 92, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at a local hospital. Earl was born to Margaret Ellen Morris Johnson and William E. Johnson Sr., in Deming, New Mexico. His father died soon after his birth. His mother later married Raymond Johnson, first cousin of Earl's father. One younger brother died at birth. Brother, Raymond Glenn ... (click for more)

Brown, Katherine Faye (Rocky Face)

Katherine Faye Brown, 71, of Rocky Face, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Gordon Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Lee Higdon; parents, Ollie and Margaree Jones; and brother, Cecil Jones. She was a member of Lindsey Memorial Baptist Church. She was employed at Cracker Barrel for more than 22 years. She is survived by ... (click for more)

Bing, James Edward (LaFayette)

James Edward Bing, 77, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017.   He was a member of Harbor Lights Baptist Church. Mr. Bing was co-owner of Shirley’s Truck Stop for 51 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lum Bing and Hettie Mason Bing; sister, Mary Ruth Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Pluma Evelyn (J.W.) Itson; and grandsons, ... (click for more)

Woman Gets Workhouse Time, Lengthy Supervised Probation In Hit-And-Run Death Of Man On Moped

A Trenton, Ga. woman was given a four-year sentence following a lengthy hearing in the December 2012 hit-and-run death of a man in St. Elmo. Betty Mundy will serve 11 months and 29 days of the sentence in the workhouse and then be under a lengthy supervised probation, Judge Barry Steelman said.  She was charged in the death of 56-year-old David Joe Bruce. She pleaded ... (click for more)

Angela Faye Shepherd, 50, Arrested In Stabbing On Glass Street

Angela Faye Shepherd (formerly Parker), 50, was arrested early Sunday morning after stabbing another female. Chattanooga Police responded to 2302 Glass Street at 12:15 a.m. to an assault. The victim, Dionne Parker, and Ms. Shepherd were both patrons of the Pay-Pay Lounge. Ms. Shepherd was formerly married to the current husband of Ms. Parker.   The victim advised that ... (click for more)