Cox, Joseph Byron "Joe"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Joseph Byron “Joe” Cox, 73, of Hixson, retired captain of the Chattanooga Fire Department, died on Sunday, November 4, 2012. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Father Charlie Burton officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. 

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and 12-1 p.m. on Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423 877-3524. 



Shankles, Brigette H.

Brigette H. Shankles, 71, of Hixson, died on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Hensley. She was employed for many years by Buster Brown Apparel and other sewing and textile industries. Mrs. Shankles loved her plants and flowers. She  enjoyed sewing and cooking. Mrs. Shankles took great pleasure in entertaining ... (click for more)

Williamson, Avis Michelle Pleasant

Avis Michelle Pleasant Williamson, 35, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, John L. Pleasant, Jr., paternal grandparents, John L. Pleasant, Sr., and Avis Pleasant, and maternal grandfather, Charlie E. Pardue. Avis loved the outdoors, playing games, and hanging out with friends. She was the owner/operator ... (click for more)

Dorsey, Clara Mae Rollins (Whitwell)

Clara Mae Rollins Dorsey, 82, of Whitwell, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.   Ms. Dorsey was a member of Christian Worship Center; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Franklin Dorsey; son, Robert Earl Rollins; parents, Everett and Clara Earl Jennings; three sisters, Louise Avis Cullum, Etta Lorenen ... (click for more)

Bradford, Buford Eugene Sr. (Dunlap)

Buford Eugene Bradford Sr., 88, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and member of Dunlap Masonic Lodge Post 693.  Buford was preceded in death by his wife, Seawillow Smith Bradford; parents, James Wesley and Viola Pearl Jones Bradford; six brothers; and two sisters. ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)