Jones, JoAnn Higgins (Cleveland)

Friday, November 9, 2012

JoAnn Higgins Jones, 75, a resident of Cleveland, TN, died on Wednesday November 7, 2012 at the home of her daughter. 

She was the daughter of the late Reverend Leonard Higgins and Della Parris Higgins; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Jones; son, Danny Jones; and daughter, Barbara Jones. 

She was a very giving person and a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved to watch golf on television, was a longtime employee at Burlington Woolen Mills until it closed and was a member of Covenant Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Laney and her husband Steve of Madisonville; grandchildren, Chris Widener and his wife Tiffany, Courtney Payne, Marcus Jones and his wife Lana and Michael Jones all of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Miah Widener, Rylin Widener, Kayleigh Jones, Kynlee Jones and Kyson Fairfield; four brothers, Reverend Ray Higgins and his wife Jetty of Cleveland, Reverend Gary Higgins and his wife Pam of Cleveland, Roy Higgins and his wife Becky of Cleveland and Gene Higgins and his wife Brenda of Nashville; two sisters, Alice Vaughn and her husband Reverend James Vaughn of Cleveland and Louise Cabrera and her husband Jeff of Cleveland; her best friend, Chassie Norman of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 at Covenant Baptist Church with Reverend James Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Jerry Mason, Mark Cabrera, Ricky Vaughn, Keifer Ashba, Jake Moats, Keegan Cabrera and Andrew Harrold serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Cabrera, Ricky Musgrove and Steve Laney. The body will be at the Church for viewing from 12-1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at Jim Rush Funeral Homes, Wildwood Avenue Chapel who is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnson, Christina Mae (Pikeville)

Christina Mae Johnson, 77, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She was a member of Frostbite House of Prayer. She retired from United Telphone Systems in Florida after 26 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Johnson; and brother, Edgar Barnes. She is survived by two sons, Dean Richard Johnson of Ortona, Fl and Kenneth ... (click for more)

Reed, Billy Ray (Trion)

Billy Ray Reed, 66, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Reed was born in Ft. Payne, AL on March 18, 1950, to the late William Reed and Clara Sartin Reed. He loved to read and read his bible every morning. He was retired from the Frame Room of Mount Vernon Mills, He was preceded in death by his siblings, Ruth Timmons, Floyd Reed, ... (click for more)

Don Edward Adams

Don Edward Adams, 73, of Chattanooga, transitioned peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.   Don was born on Aug. 17, 1943, in Leighton, AL to the late Georgia L. Bailey and Henry Adams.  Don attended Leighton Training School where he played sports and graduated with the class of 1962. Before returning to Chattanooga, he also served ... (click for more)

Rocky Ramsey

Rocky Ramsey, 86, of Chattanooga, died on October 21, 2016 in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Ramsey retired from the Carpenters Local Union after many years of service. He was a member of the Worldwide Church of God. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, enjoyed gardening and was a gifted musician. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Ramsey ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him; Lacie Stone Says Charges Completely False

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Firefighters Respond To Residential Fires Friday Night, Early Saturday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters responded to two fires Friday night and early Saturday morning. The first fire occurred around 11 p.m. Friday and was located at 7128 Lea Road. The fire reportedly started in the kitchen, but was spreading rapidly. The Chattanooga Fire Department initially responded with four fire companies.  Captain Andre Dean with Quint 21 said ... (click for more)