McGowan, Nathaniel "Duke"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nathaniel “Duke” McGowan, 64, died in a local hospital on November 9, 2012. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon at The Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Erwin, Dixie W.

Dixie W. Erwin, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonah and Lowie Waller, and her husband of 64 years, Thomas A. Erwin, Jr. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church for 60 years. Survivors include her son, Thomas A. (Debbie) Erwin III, and two grandchildren, Allison Erwin and Alex (Kari) Erwin. ... (click for more)

Ratliff, Mason Sincere

Mason Sincere Ratliff?, infant, died on November 24, 2015.     He is survived by his parents, Myaisha Ratliff and Rysuan Ware, his grandparents, and other relatives.  A graveside service will be at?  11 a.m. on   Tuesday ,  Dec. 1,  at Forest Hills Cemetery.   Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 ... (click for more)

Ables, Darrell G. (Whitwell)

Darrell G. Ables, 65, of Whitwell, Tennessee, died on Thursday, November 26, surrounded by his loving family. Darrell was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. The son of the late James H. and Dorothy Griffith Ables, Darrell was also preceded in death by brothers, James "Jim", Larry "Pete", Johnny, and Waylon Ables. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Layne Ables; son, ... (click for more)

Shirilla, George (Rocky Face)

George Shirilla, Lt. Col., US Army (ret), 70, of Rocky Face, Georgia died on Friday, November 27, 2015. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Peter and Elizabeth Shirilla. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette. Mr. Shirilla was a U.S. Army veteran, serving for 20 years. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War and was awarded the Bronze Star, ARCOM with Valor, ... (click for more)

Fire Breaks Out At McKee Bakery Plant 2; Damages Listed At $15,000; Propane Tanks Were Near Blaze

Fire broke out at a McKee Food plant at Collegedale on Saturday night. At 6:45 p.m. , an employee at McKee Foods called 911 call reporting a fire at McKee Foods Plant 2 located at 10260 McKee Dr. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting flames 15 feet high at one end of the building of Plant 2. According to fire officials, ... (click for more)

Woman Shot Saturday Night Near O'Rear Street

A woman was shot while driving on Saturday night. Just after  9 p.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a person shot. Once on scene, police located a female victim near the 2500 block of O'Rear Street suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the face. The victim was driving a vehicle when the vehicle was struck by gunfire. She  ... (click for more)