Carter, Ray Coolidge

World War II Veteran Retired From Redding Railroad

Sunday, December 16, 2012
Ray Carter
Ray Carter

Ray Coolidge Carter, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Carter was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Watts Sunday School Class.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Redding Railroad.  He also served as a police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Amanda Lois Carter; sisters, Martha Owens, Adi-Louise Birchett, Joann Stephenson, Carzell Durham, Virginia King, and Armell Holt; and brothers, David Carter, Paul Harold Carter, Bill Carter, Jr., and Clarence Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Martha McDowell Carter; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Debra Carter, Raleigh, N.C., Ray and Jo Ann Carter, Philadelphia, Randy and Rhonda Carter, Thief River Falls, Mn., and Greg and Carol Carter, Long Island, N.Y.; sister, Barbara Jean Seabolt; brothers, Calvin and John Carter, all of Tellico Plains, Tn.; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Reverend David Stancil and Reverend Shad Smith officiating.  Military honors will be given.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit

The family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 17, from 4–8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Heard, Mary Margaret

Mary Margaret Heard, 86, standing firmly on the promises of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, began her heavenly eternal life March 16, 2018, where she was reunited with her beloved husband and her parents who preceded her. Mary Margaret was born in Newport, Tn., the only child of John and Nelle Williams. She graduated from Newport’s Cocke County High School and chose to attend ... (click for more)

Hornsby, Ruth Henley

Ruth Henley Hornsby, 93, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018. A native of Spring City, she  was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children, Rodney (Connie) Hornsby, Richard Dale Hornsby, Donna Gail O’Kelley, daughter-in-love, Deborah F. Hornsby, three grandsons and one step-grandson. A graveside service ... (click for more)

Self, Betty JoAnn (Dalton)

Betty JoAnn Self, age 81, of Dalton, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Rosie Caylor; grandson, Adam Steadman: and sister, Wanda Larmon.  Mrs. Self was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and foster mother to many children. She loved all creatures great and small. ... (click for more)

Kirby, Rayford "Leon" (LaFayette)

Rayford “Leon” Kirby, 76, of LaFayette, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 11, 2018 after battling cancer. He was known as a very sweet man, a good dad, and a loving husband. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Kirby; children, Wanda of Rock Spring, Jackie (Angela) of Rossville, Rickie (Tina) of Calhoun, Phyllis (Charles) of LaFayette, ... (click for more)

Young Boy Struck By Car On South Beech Street; Hit And Run Driver Sought

A young boy was hit by a car on South Beech Street on Saturday. He was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police said the car left the scene. Officers were looking for two men in a red or orange Dodge Challenger. (click for more)

Clark D. Nolan, Accused Of Imprisoning And Assaulting Wife, Found Competent To Stand Trial

A Graysville, Tn., man who allegedly strangled, assaulted and threatened to kill his wife while holding her prisoner in their home is competent to stand trial, according to two forensic evaluators. Psychologist Robert W. Brown Jr. and forensic coordinator Todd Wiggins reported to Sequatchie County General Sessions Court that they evaluated Clark Dean Nolan on charges of aggravated ... (click for more)