Bickford, Mary Ellen Goforth (Pikeville)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mary Ellen Goforth Bickford, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died on November 15, 2010.

Mrs. Bickford celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 15. She was a master of all forms of needlework including crocheting, knitting and quilting. She was a Christian attending the Church of Christ in Griffith and Pikeville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lee Bickford; daughters, Ruth DeBord and Louise Carmack; mother, Nell Rose Goforth; sister Carrie Agee; brothers, Henry Goforth, Howard Goforth, Mitchel Goforth and James Goforth.

She is survived by her children, Carlos Bickford, Asheville, N.C.; Jim Bickford, Pikeville; Alene Hammond, Nashville; Pauline McCarley, Lexington, Ky.; Shirley Bilbrey, Chattanooga; and Charlotte Colvard, Crossville; sister, Ova O'dell, Deposit, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Minister Tony Britt officiating.

Visitation is on Wednesday from 9 a.m. CST until service time.

Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Hwy. 127 South, Pikeville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pikeville Church of Christ.


Shearer, Robert (McDonald)

Dr. Robert Shearer 96, of McDonald, Tennessee, died on Monday, July 27, 2014 after a long illness surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1918, the ninth of 10 children, Robert Vernon Shearer left the family farm at an early age to pursue his education. Graduating from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1944, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. ... (click for more)

Littlejohn, Andrew "Andy" Marlon (LaFayette)

Andrew "Andy" Marlon Littlejohn, also known as Tree Stand, 48, of Lafayette, Georgia died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born Nov. 15, 1965 in LaFayette, was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed hunting, four wheeling, yard work and spending time at the lake and on the beach with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Kim Newby Littlejohn, son, Landon Littlejohn, ... (click for more)

Rayford John McLaurin

Rayford John McLaurin, 91, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Mr. McLaurin was a retired professor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A native of Mississippi he was the son of the late Colon and Elma Harper McLaurin. He was a graduate of Bowling Green University and received his MBA at the University of Alabama. He began his teaching career at Auburn University ... (click for more)

Fred Glenn Cook, Jr.

Fred Glenn Cook, Jr. 83, Rossville, died on Monday July 28, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Walker County, the son of the late Fred and Eva Harris Cook.  Mr. Cook joined the First Baptist Church of Rossville on May 22, 1941. He was an active deacon and a choir member.  Fred retired from the United States Postal Service in 1990 with 30 years of service.  ... (click for more)

City Council Presents Potential Ordinance To Address Noise Level Downtown

Members of the Chattanooga City Council presented a potential ordinance to address concerns about the noise level downtown. If passed, the ordinance will put limits on both dB(A) and dB(C) levels of sound. It was noted, "When we compare our dB level, it is clear that Chattanooga is lower than Nashville and Knoxville." However, this comparison only takes dB(A) levels into consideration. ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Ohls Avenue While Working In His Yard

A Chattanooga man was shot Tuesday evening, while working in his yard. At approximately 8:55 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 4217 Ohls Ave. for a shooting. Officers located 34-year-old Daniel Marlowe suffering from a single gunshot wound to his hip.  Mr. Marlowe stated to investigators that while he was working in his yard, three black males approached him and ... (click for more)