Mills, William Everett "Bill" Jr.

Thursday, December 13, 2012
William Mills
William Mills

Reverend William Everett "Bill" Mills, Jr., 78, a resident of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at a Chattanooga hospital after a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Mills, Sr. (Mamie Berry), and sister, Virginia Elizabeth Baker.

Survivors include three sisters, Barbara Louise Liljestrand of Traverse City, Mi.; Martha Susan Deal of Shreveport, La.; and Patricia Berry Cooper of Malden, Mo.; a son, William Jonathan Mills; two daughters, Clare-Elizabeth Mills and Emily Anne (Steve) Dykstra; and three grandchildren, Maddux and Olivia Mills, and Tyler Dykstra, all of Chattanooga. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Mills graduated from Belhaven College in Jackson, Ms., and received his M.A. degree at Vanderbilt University. After a career in teaching at Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S.C., and Berry College, Rome, Ga., he entered the Presbyterian Church USA ministry and received a B.D. degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. He served as pastor of Chickamauga and Morton Memorial Presbyterian Churches, Chickamauga, Ga., and Crestview Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati. He also served churches in Etowah and Ooltewah, and Enid, Ms., and more recently as pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga.

A gifted artist, Mr. Mills continued to study art throughout his lifetime, and his works have been displayed in galleries in the Chattanooga area and have been added to private collections.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home on East Brainerd Road.

A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, on Monday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Mark  Flynn officiating.

Arp, Mary Sue

Mary Sue Arp, 76, of Fort Oglethorpe, died on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Arp was born in Chattanooga to the late William F. Harvey, Sr., and Carrie Lecroy Harvey. She attended the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed oil painting, folk art painting and wood crafts.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard Arp, ... (click for more)

Williams, Raymond, Jr.

Raymond Williams, Jr., of Hixson, died on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at his home.  Graveside services will be at  3 p.m. on   Saturday, Oct. 10,  at Johnson Cemetery, Soddy Daisy. Visitation is from  1:30–2:30 p.m. on  Saturday,  at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423 877-3524. (click for more)

Fuller, Mary Marie (Cleveland)

Mary Marie Fulller, 76, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. She was born Feb. 27, 1939 to the late Virgil Clark and the former Maebelle Stennit. Mary enjoyed: shopping, clothes, food, people, Christmas, church, and singing. She lived a very simple life but she believed in taking care of everything for her family.   In addition to her ... (click for more)

Browning, Oma Nell (Resaca)

Oma Nell Browning, 89, of Resaca, Georgia, died on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at her residence. She was born April 2, 1926 in Murray County, GA, to the late Lon Merrill Vess and Florida Sue Coffey; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Browning SR; son, Randall Leon Browning; brothers, Merrell Vess, Jay Vess, Dorset Vess, Raymond Vess, Milton Vess and Edward ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)