Phillips, Debbie (Cleveland)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Debbie Phillips, 54, of Cleveland, Tn., died on Tuesday evening, April 19, 2011 at the family residence.

She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School and owner of Eddie’s Auto in Benton. Debbie married her high school sweetheart and was a devoted and loving wife to Eddie for 34 years. She worked alongside of him in their auto repair business for 17 years. They were devoted to their marriage, their family and one another. They loved spending time together. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

Debbie had many interests that she shared with her husband, family and friends. She enjoyed boating, camping and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She was a funny and fun person who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Phyllis Brown Massengale; grandparents, Bessie and J. V. “Happy” Brown; a very special aunt, Wanda Hamby; father and mother-in-law, Luther and Frankie Jordan Phillips; and brothers-in-law, Leon Phillips, David Phillips and Glenn Britt.

She is survived by daughters, Samantha (Jimmy) Lackey and Priscilla Williams; grandchildren, Madison, Makenzie, Charlie, Mollie and Carter; a special cousin and friend, Donna Fox; two very special uncles and aunt, Gene Hamby and Abe and Mary Massengale; one sister, Kathy Massengale; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at The Dwelling Place Church, 523 Urbane Road, Cleveland, with Pastors Jamie and Judy Jacobs Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Tim Posey, Steve Rakestraw, Colby Still, Jordan Still, Jacen Phillips, and Jeremy Bishop serving as palbearers.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 22 from 3-9 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home, who is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Educational Fund for the Grandchildren, c/o Bank of Cleveland, P. O. Box 5000, Cleveland, TN 37320.


Velez, Lucas Ezra (Trenton)

Lucas Ezra Velez, three months, died on December 7, 2016. Though his stay here was short, he will forever be treasured in our hearts. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Kathy Williams. He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Heather Velez; grandparents, Michael (Shana) Williams, Brad (Stephanie) Cooper, Eduardo (Susana) Velez; great-grandparents,  Duane ... (click for more)

Nabors, Sarah Elizabeth Anderson (New Hope)

Sarah Elizabeth Anderson Nabors, 78, of New Hope, Tennessee, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The daughter of the late Joseph S. and Bernice VanDurisen Anderson, she was of the Methodist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She liked to travel and take cruises and especially enjoyed playing the ... (click for more)

Stanley E. Worlen

Stanley E. Worlen, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He was born in Paintsville, Ky., to the late David Stanley Worlen and Marie Martin Worlen. Stan was an outstanding athlete at City High School, where he was named All City in football and attended The McCallie School for post graduate studies. Stan graduated from UT Chattanooga in 1956, where ... (click for more)

Michael Edward Isenhour

Michael Edward Isenhour, 59, of Sale Creek, died on Thursday, December 8, 2016 in a Birmingham hospital. Michael retired from TVA as a supervisor after 29 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Isenhour; brother, Bobby Isenhour. Survivors include his wife, Jamie Isenhour of Sale Creek; daughter, Lacey Isenhour of Sale Creek; mother, Shirley ... (click for more)

City Administrator Lurone Jennings Suspended For Misallocation Of Funds

Rev. Lurone Jennings, administrator of City Youth and Family Development, has been suspended for one week for misallocation of funds. He also is to be issued a letter of reprimand and will undergo ethics training. The action came after a critical audit report from City Auditor Stan Sewell. It says Mr. Jennings transferred $18,500 of funds to a program, Journey Educational ... (click for more)

New Walker County Commissioner Whitfield To Move Public Meetings To Evenings And To Larger Venue; Will Also Be Listening Sessions

Walker County Sole Commissioner-Elect Shannon Whitfield said there will be a new arrangement for holding of public commissioner sessions when he takes place at the start of January. Current Commissioner Bebe Heiskell has held Thursday meetings at 3:30 p.m. from time to time in a conference room at her office near the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. Mr. Whitfield said those ... (click for more)