Varnell, Jean Smith

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jean Smith Varnell, 76, of Sale Creek, died peacefully Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

She was born on Feb. 26, 1935 in Collinsville, Ala., to the late John Kelly Smith and Jessie Pendergrass. She moved to Fort Payne, Ala., with her parents and her brother, the late John Fred Smith and she graduated from Dekalb High School in 1952.

She moved to Chattanooga and worked at U.S. Pipe until she married Neil Varnell in 1966. Both retired to Sale Creek in 1979 and started Varnells Blueberry Hill where she sold day lilies, and other plants as well as blueberries.

Over the years, Mom said they did not have customers, but made friends with all who came to the farm.

Survivors include her husband, Neil Varnell; son, Louis and daughter-in-law, Rene Varnell as well as a large number of others who thought of her as their Mom too. She was the best Mom that a boy could have asked for.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James C. Gibson officiating. Interment will follow the service at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Southeast Veterans Museum at the History Co., 6652 Lafayette Road, Chickamauga, Ga. 30707.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379.


Griffith, Terry

Terry Griffith, 58, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Monday, May 23, 2016. He had worked for American Manufacturing for 16 years and was a former employee of Fletcher-Bright Realty.  He was a member of Glory Road Baptist Church. Terry was preceded in death by his father, Elvin Griffith and step-son, Brandon Smith. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Trena ... (click for more)

Gaddy, Thomas David

Thomas David Gaddy, 56, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, May 13, 2016.   Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,  www.CovenantFuneral.com . (click for more)

Liner, Mary Sue Pickens (Calhoun, TN)

Mary Sue Pickens Liner, 71, of Calhoun, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 in a Chattanooga Hospital. She was born in McMinn County and grew up in the Claxton Community. She was a member of the Hiwassee Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Katherine Wilson Pickens; and sisters, Pauline Yarber, Emma Peters, Nellie Dennis, Rachel ... (click for more)

Hendricks, Michael S. (Georgetown)

Michael S. Hendricks, 64, of Georgetown, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. He was the son of the late Walter and Barbara Hendricks; and was also preceded in death by his common law wife, Jessie Huffaker; and step-sons, Ricky “Rocko” Huffaker, Garry Huffaker and Hal H. Huffaker Jr. He is survived by his sister, Susan Bishop ... (click for more)

Sources Say Domestic Incident Involving Mayor's Aide Came After Husband Confronted Her And Mayor Behind Restaurant

A domestic disorder involving a top female aide to Mayor Andy Berke was sparked after her husband recently confronted the aide and the mayor in a parked car behind a Mexican restaurant, several sources said.   The sources said Bobby Stone had sometime earlier caught wife Lacie Newton Stone "trading inappropriate, sexually suggestive texts."   Sources ... (click for more)

Robbery Arrest Made After Victim Gets New Replacement Phone And Pics Of Robbers Are Uploaded To New Phone

A robbery arrest was made after the victim got a new phone and then had pictures from her stolen phone uploaded to the new phone to her Cloud account. Among the pictures uploaded were photos of the robbers. The female victim identified Seth Benjamin Hardnett, 18, of 1703 E. 14th St., as one of the robbers from the incident on April 12. Hardnett was charged with aggravated ... (click for more)