Blackwell, Margaret Stroube (Tunnel Hill)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Margaret Stroube Blackwell, 79, of Tunnel Hill, died on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at Hamilton Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Eleanor Stroube; brothers, Bill, Bob, and Ed Stroube; and a granddaughter, Margaret “Margie” Lynn Blackwell.

Margaret was born in Christian County, Ky. on Dec. 21, 1930 to Samuel Augustus and Eleanor Lunette Henry Stroube. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from South Christian School in 1949. Mrs. Blackwell then attended Murray State University and earned a B.S. degree in Home Economics. She taught school in Mississippi and Georgia. In 1980, she became the Assistant City Clerk for the City of Tunnel Hill. She worked for the City of Tunnel Hill several years before retiring. Margaret loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved her church and church family. Mrs. Blackwell was very proud of her club work. She was a long time member of the Tunnel Hill Women’s Club, the Tunnel Hill Homemakers Club, and the United Methodist Women’s Club.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, David Blackwell of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia and Mark Dyer of Dalton; sons and daughter-in-law, David Michael Blackwell of St. Louis, Mo., and Bruce and Kathy Blackwell of Tunnel Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Doug Mosley of Cerulean, Ky.; grandchildren, Matthew and Thomas Blackwell of Tunnel Hill, Sam and Abby Dyer of Dalton, and Felicia Fox of Tampa, Fla.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Margaret Blackwell will be Thursday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church with Dr. Mike Shearon and Rev. Fred Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Griffin Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 146, Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755.

Messages of comfort can be sent to the Blackwell family at www.julianpeeples.com. Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, Rocky Face, is in charge of local arrangements.


Brown, Virgie Lee Webb (Chickamauga)

Virgie Lee Webb Brown, 92, died on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born to the late John Henry Webb and Sarah Magnola "Nola" Goins Webb and was a member of Chickamauga Church of Christ. Virgie was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and took pleasure in the beauty of God's creations. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Brown; daughter, ... (click for more)

Holcomb, Marvin Donald "Don" (Rocky Face)

Marvin Donald “Don” Holcomb, 67, of Rocky Face, GA, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at his residence.  Don was born January 5, 1947 in Dalton, GA to the late J.D. and Rheba Helton Holcomb; and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Gary Wayne Holcomb and James Derrell Holcomb. He is survived by his brother, Mike Holcomb of Powder Springs, GA; nieces, Katherine ... (click for more)

Pauline Godwin Fouraker

Pauline Godwin Fouraker, 88, died after a short illness on August 31, 2014. Polly worked for Southern Bell for over 41 years. She was a member of Zonta Club, the Southside Women’s Club and Spring Glen United Methodist Church. Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Lee Fouraker; one brother and three sisters. Polly is survived by daughter Robin Fouraker of Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

B.F. "Buddy" Lorimer III

B. F. “Buddy” Lorimer III,   of Chattanooga, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 30, 2014.  Buddy was a native of Rockwood, Tn., worked at Booth Funeral Home while in high school and was the son of the late Buford Lorimer, Jr. and Reba Powell Lorimer.  He graduated from Rockwood High School in 1960, attended Carson Newman College and graduated from ... (click for more)

Rhasean Lowry, 34, Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Rhasean Lowry, 34, was arrested for abusing a three-year-old girl, and then criminal homicide after she died. Last Tuesday, the Chattanooga Police Department was called on a suspected child abuse case. Lowry took the victim to a local hospital and he stated the victim fell down steps. Doctors advised that the victim’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma consistent ... (click for more)

City IDB Member Who Made Motion For $9 Million Black Creek TIF Had Not Lived In City For Years

A City Industrial Development Board (IDB) member who made the motion to approve a controversial $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) had not lived in the city for years, City Attorney Wade Hinton confirmed. Chris Ramsey, a BlueCross BlueShield official, was not present at an IDB meeting on Tuesday morning. Five other board members were. Citizen Helen Burns ... (click for more)