Tate, Rebecca

Saturday, January 15, 2011
Rebecca Tate
Rebecca Tate

Mrs. Rebecca Tate, 79, died on January 8, 2011.

She was a member of Greater Second Baptist Church with former Pastor E. N. Bates and was active before illness.

After being a stay at home mom until her children were in their early teen years, she worked as a faithful employee for Western Union, Tri-County Hospital and McDonald’s Inc.

Mrs. Tate was an organized mother and homemaker and an excellent cook for family and friends. She was always teaching herself to master a variety of activities that interested her.

Her mother died when she was eight years old. Her name was Lovie Smith Dunson of the (mother) – Cowan and (father) Barnett linage; her father was Charles Edward Smith Sr. of Georgia; also preceding her in death her husband and father of their 12 children, James R. Tate; 14-year old daughter, Theresa Lynn Tate; sisters, Sylvine Ware, Eva Hodge, Bobbie Vaught and infant Fairy Lee Smith; brothers, Norman Elder and Curtis Dunson.

Survivors of Mrs. Tate’s are her sons, Dennis Richard (Susie) Tate; “Mr. T” Allan (Shelia) Tate; Lesley Tate, Atlanta, and Zachary Tate; daughters, Gwendolyn Stringer, Carolyn Gabriel, Madison, Tn.; Verna (Charles) Campbell, Raney (Phillip) Branch, Atlanta; Sharon Tate; Regina (Ronnie) Sparks; and Vicki (Henry) Cannon; sisters and brother, Bessie Moore, Barbara Pride and Charles Edward Smith Jr. of Berkley, Ca.; brother-in-law, Johnny Vaught; sisters-in-law, Gwen Emery and Barbara Stegall; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A special thanks to all other relatives, churches, ministers, Cedine, Erlanger, Hospice, special friends and organizations.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd., with Pastor Dr. John Geeter and other ministers officiating.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Forest Hills.

The body will lie in state after noon on Sunday, Jan. 16, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.


Lance, Frances Lucille

Frances Lucille Lance, 77, of Ringgold, died on Friday, August 22, 2014.  She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where she was a member of the Red Hat Society.  She was a member of the Parkway Baptist Church and also attended Bible Baptist Church.  Frances was a beautician, having owned beauty shops in Ringgold for many years.  ... (click for more)

McClure, Nancy Lee Cunnyngham

Nancy Lee Cunnyngham McClure of Chattanooga, 101, died Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Alexandria, VA.  She was the daughter of the late George Tucker and Garvie Darwin Cunnyngham of Dayton, TN. Mrs. McClure was born in Spring City and moved to Dayton as a child. After her marriage on December 21, 1941 to Paul McClure of Spartanburg County, SC, she lived in Chattanooga. She ... (click for more)

Massingale, Ada Mae (Athens)

Ada Mae Massingale, 84, of Athens,TN, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at her residence.  A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a member of Cambria Baptist Church, where her family members were founders. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up. She had a love of flowers, gardening, ... (click for more)

High, Weyman W. (Summerville)

Wyeman W. High, 89, of Summerville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was born January 9, 1925 in Chattooga County to the late Flonnie Stephenson High and Enoch Ernest High. Mr. High was a 1943 graduate of Gore High School and served in the U. S. Army during WW II. Weyman married Mary Jackson in 1947, and they would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in ... (click for more)

Jury Finds In Favor Of Texas Sheriff In Suit Brought By Chattanooga Photographer

A Federal Court jury on Friday found in favor of a Texas sheriff and his chief deputy who had been sued by a Chattanooga photographer. The jury in the courtroom of Judge Curtis Collier awarded no damages to Donna Johnson. In his closing argument after a two-week civil trial, attorney John Anderson said, "This is about the Fourth Amendment." Attorney Anderson represented Ms. ... (click for more)

Justin Wilkins Selected As Deputy Chief Of Staff For Mayor Berke

Native Chattanoogan Justin Wilkins will serve as Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief of staff, it was announced Friday. Mr. Wilkins has spent the last several years serving as the Tennessee state director for multiple advocacy and electoral organizations, including Organizing for America and Organizing for Action. Prior to that, he worked as project manager at Profit Plans LLC ... (click for more)