Jones, James Richard "J.R." (Springfield)

Monday, December 17, 2012

James Richard “J.R.” Jones, 79, of Springfield, TN, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN. 

He was the owner and operator of B&J Construction. Mr. Jones was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland. He was a past president of the Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Cleveland Country Club, a graduate of Dekalb Junior College. He supported whole heartily the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Cleveland and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. He was an avid University of Tennessee football fan, having attended games for sixty plus years and was an avid golfer, having played all over the world. Mr. Jones loved life, and he believed a man’s word and handshake was his contract. He was a devoted father and grandfather, and a loving human example of a father’s unconditional love for his family.

Mr. Jones was born July 29, 1933 in Charleston, TN to the late William and Edith Stonecipher Jones; and was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Roger Kernell; and brother, Joe Danny Jones. 

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Janet M. Tinsley Jones of Springfield; children, Linda (Jeff) Norwood of Signal Mt., Patti (Bill) Walton of Franklin, TN, Lori Shown of Marietta, GA, Kari Kernell of Cottontown, TN, Tuck (Lori) Tinsley of Springfield, TN and Ashley Tinsley of Madison, TN; brother, Ted (Rita) Jones of Sumter, SC; sisters, Jean Howard of Alabama and Sylvia Overton of Cleveland; and grandchildren, Will and Katie Walton, Jamison and Stewart Norwood, Jonathan Shown and Noah and Lydia Tinsley. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Jerry Everly officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bill Walton, Will Walton, Jonathan Shown, Stewart Norwood, Jeff Norwood, Tuck Tinsley and Dale Jones. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. 

His family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 at the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home hwo has charge of the arrangements.

The family request memorial contributions be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland, TN or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 

Loy, Bobby J. (Wildwood)

Bobby J. Loy, 66, of Wildwood, Georgia, died on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at his residence. He was the son of the late Lee and May Loy and was preceded in death by three siblings, Bo Loy, Mary Seavers and Pat Howard. Bobby was a self-employed contractor in California as well as Tennessee and Georgia. He was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Christy ... (click for more)

West, Charles Grady (Trenton)

Charles Grady West, 80, of Trenton, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, November 24, 2015 surrounded by family. He was retired from Central Soya Feedmill after many years of service. He enjoyed being in the outdoors whether being in the garden or on the Riverbanks fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Edna West; wife, Billie Wheeler ... (click for more)

Eula May "Totsy" Smith Hale

Eula May "Totsy" Smith Hale, of Hixson, died on Thursday, November 26, at the age of 102.   Mrs. Hale was a member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church and former member of Middle Valley Baptist Church.  She served as organist for 25 years at Woodland Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Hale was also an organist for local funeral homes and she taught piano for many years. ... (click for more)

Billy Herman Henderson

Billy Herman Henderson, 67, of Sale Creek, died on Thursday, November 26, 2015. He was a long time deputy with the Rhea County Sheriff's Department. Billy also worked with TVA and Food City throughout the years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and attended Gallilian Church. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Henderson of Sale Creek; son, Jason (Wendy) Henderson ... (click for more)

Darrel Jones, 43, Shot And Killed On Central Avenue; Benson Critical In Another Of New Wave of Chattanooga Shootings

Darrel Jones, 43, was shot and killed on Central Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Then, early Friday morning, 34-year-old Desmond Benson was shot, leaving him in critical condition. as a wave of new Chattanooga shootings continued over the Thanksgiving holidays.  Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Central Avenue around 3 p.m. on a report of a ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)