Birdsong, Ernest

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ernest Birdsong, 88, died on Friday, April 1, 2011 at a local hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.


Agredano, Fausto Anthony Muraira “Tito”, Jr.

Fausto Anthony Muraira “Tito” Agredano, Jr., 66, of Fort Oglethorpe, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his residence. He had lived most of his early years in Milpitas, Ca., and the past 30 years in Fort Oglethorpe. Mr. Agredano was a decorated U.S. Army veteran having served during Vietnam and Desert Shield/Storm retiring in 1992 with 23 years of service.  He had worked ... (click for more)

Williams, Robert Carson

Rev. Robert Carson Williams, 85, of Lebanon, Tennessee, and formerly of Chattanooga, died on May 2, 2015 at his home.  Born April 11, 2015, in Kingston in Roane County, Tn., he was the son of the late James Otha Williams and Hazel Lee Fisher Williams. He was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School and a graduate of The University of The South School of Theology. He was ordained ... (click for more)

Bailey, Billie Jo Puryear (Lookout Valley)

Billie Jo Puryear Bailey, 86, of Lookout Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a native of Sequatchie, TN and a member of St. Elmo Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, U.C and Helen Burnett Puryear, Sr.; her loving husband, Bill Bailey; brothers, Joseph and Charles ... (click for more)

Driggers, Billie Sue "Bebe" Mayo (Dalton)

Billie Sue “Bebe” Mayo Driggers, 87, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was a member of the Dalton First United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen A. Driggers; son, Joel Stuart Driggers; and grandson, Jonathan Andrew Dunn. Bebe is survived by her daughter, Diane Driggers Edwards of Bradenton, ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)