Starnes, Jessie Anna

Third Grader Took Karate And Was Girl Scout

Friday, March 21, 2008
Jessie Starnes
Jessie Starnes

Jessie Anna Starnes, 9, of Ooltewah, died on March 19, 2008 in a local hospital.

A lifelong resident, Jessie was a member of Lighthouse United Methodist Church and was a third grade student at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School. She was a member of the Girl Scouts and James Hobby United Karate Studio.

She is survived by her parents, Robert L. Starnes, Chattanooga; Lisa and Thomas Rousseau of Ooltewah; sisters, Jennifer Starnes, Chattanooga, Melanie Rousseau, Ooltewah; brothers, Joshua Starnes, Chattanooga and Thomas H. Rousseau, Tampa, Fl.; grandparents, Marvin and Jean Alsup, Murfreesboro, Tn., and Jere and Jackie Starnes, Chattanooga; uncles, J.R. and Gary Starnes; aunt, Carlene Beasley; several cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Richter officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Marty Dunn, Mark King, James Hobby, David Hamby, Mike Mathis and Tim Carroll.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Forgotten Child Fund in Jessie’s honor at 3300 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, 37406. Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.


Rosenbaum, Virginia Lee

Virginia Lee Rosenbaum, 85, of Ringgold, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Virginia was born in Elizabethton, Tn. to her parents, Harry and Gladys Winters Wilson. She was a homemaker and attended the Westview Baptist Church in East Brainerd. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Rosenbaum of 66 years, two brothers and one son-in-law. ... (click for more)

Little, Jalen

Jalen Little, 19, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. The body will lie in state on Friday, March 24, after noon. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,  www.johnpfranklinfh.com, 1101   Dodds Ave,  423 622-9995 . (click for more)

Caldwell, Dennis (Dalton)

Dennis Caldwell, 53, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Ingle Caldwell; and grandparents, Thurman and Eula Mae Stokes Ingle and Hoyte and Viola Caldwell. He attended Olivia Baptist Church, and loved his family very much. He was a truck driver who had seen much of the United ... (click for more)

Gray, Steve (Tunnel Hill)

Steve Gray, 67, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Erlanger Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elsie Gray; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Novella Gulledge; and brother-in-law, Larry Gulledge. He loved traveling, backpacking, camping, and bicycling. He worked at Mohawk for over 30 years. He is survived ... (click for more)

Pet Dog Dies In Trailer Fire Near Signal Mountain Road

A pet dog died in a trailer fire off Signal Mountain Road on Wednesday night.   Chattanooga firefighters responded to a structure fire around  9:30 p.m.  in a mobile home park at 174 Bledsoe Terrace. The woman who lived there told Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton that she had just left for work when the fire was discovered. The firefighters got the ... (click for more)

Fingerprint Evidence Leads To Arrest Of Antonio Patton Is Armed Robbery Of Store On Bonny Oaks Drive

Fingerprint evidence has led to the arrest of Antonio Preze Patton for the robbery of a store on Bonny Oaks Drive last Dec. 2. Patton, 27, of 2829 5th Ave., is charged with aggravated robbery. Police were notified of the late-night holdup at the Mystik Mart. The clerk said two black males entered the store with their heads covered with hoodies. They appeared to be looking ... (click for more)