Jackson, Vernice Gravitt (Cleveland)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vernice Gravitt Jackson, 81, of Cleveland, TN, died Sunday November 4, 2012 in a Cleveland health care facility. 

She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Rose Gravitt; and was also preceded in death by a brother, Leon Gravitt. 

Mrs. Jackson was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edwin Jackson; her daughter, Vickie Sharp and her husband Andy; her son, Larry Jackson and his wife Donna all of Cleveland; grandchildren and their spouses, Timothy and Chrystal Sharp, Derrick and Diane Jackson, Christina and Eric McKenzie all of Cleveland and Jeff and Katie Jackson of Conroe, TX; great-grandchildren, Brianna Jackson, Tucker Sharp, Baylon Jackson,Bryson Jackson and Lexi McKenzie all of Cleveland, Sydney Jackson and Ellie Jackson both of Conroe, TX; step-great-grandchildren, Daykota Smallen and Gracie Turner; her sister, Almedia Smith and her husband Benny of Quebec, TN; her brother, Clarence Gravitt and his wife Tootsie of Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, November 8 at the North Ocoee St. Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Rev. Frank Underwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with grandsons and great grandsons serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.



Crowe, Mary Irene Gilstrap (Chickamauga)

Mary Irene Gilstrap Crowe, of Chickamauga, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  Mrs. Crowe was born August 18, 1927, the daughter of Harrison (Harry) Luther and Jewel Elizabeth Holsomback Gilstrap. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crowe was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lee Crowe, Jr.; daughter, Marleen Davie Crowe; brother, Herman Otha Gilstrap (who died while serving ... (click for more)

Wrey, Ronald "Ron" Warren (Dunlap)

Ronald (Ron) Warren Wrey, of Dunlap, passed away Tuesday, June 19. Ron entered the US Marine Corps after High School, he graduated with college opportunities but chose instead to serve his country. Ron was known as “Little Einstein” in school. He even chose to take advanced algebra and calculus during study hall. He excelled in all his classes, but especially math and sciences. ... (click for more)

Jon Alan Carter

Jon Alan Carter, 60,   of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.     He was born Sept. 3, 1957, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Robert and Toni Zaper Carter. Jon received a Computer Science degree from the University of Toledo.  He was employed with Unum Corporation.  He was a member of Grace ... (click for more)

Emma "Punkin" Long

Emma “Punkin” Long, 66, passed away on June 19, 2018. She retired from Brach Candy Company. Survivors include her daughter, Felicia Blackmon; grandchildren, Phylicia Blackmon and Harold Douglas II; great-grandchild, Brian Harris II; sisters, Alice Carroll, Ellen Johnson, Yvonne Daniels, Linda Slayton, Patricia Robinson, Evelina Bush, Louvina Smith; brothers, Thomas and ... (click for more)

UTC's College Of Business Receives $40 Million, The Biggest Gift In School History

The largest philanthropic gift in the history of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been made to the University’s College of Business by Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta. This historic, $40-million gift also marks the first college to be named at UTC. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, at its annual meeting in Knoxville on Friday, voted ... (click for more)

2 Chattanoogans Were Among 3 People Killed In Collision With Train In McMinn County

Two Chattanoogans were among three people killed when a car was struck by a train in McMinn County on Thursday afternoon. The Ford Fusion that was hit was driven by Wendy M. Humphreys, 45, of Chattanooga. She was not wearing a seat belt. Johnny M. Ashworth, 46, of Chattanooga was one of the passengers. Jasmine Ashworth was also in the car. She and Johnny Ashworth had on ... (click for more)