Leach, Byron O'Neal (Nashville)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Byron O’Neal Leach, of Nashville, Tennessee, was born on April 18, 1932, in Milan, Tennessee, and died on December 18, 2012.

Mr. Leach was the son of the late Hobart Porter and Bennie Caldwell Perkins Leach.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patsy Ruth Phillips Leach; children, Lesa Christine Leach Eden of Nashville, Anthony Byron Leach of Chattanooga, and Jeffrey Allan Leach of Richmond, Ca.; siblings, Avonelle Todd of Hernando, Ms., Porter Leach of Kingston, Tn., and Vivian Coleman of Oak Ridge, Tn.; grandchildren, Ryan Preston Gaines, Evan O’Neal Gaines and Lauren Brynne Gaines all of Nashville, Davis Anthony Leach and Griffin O’Neal Leach, both of Chattanooga, Maya Ruth Leach and Naomi Issa Leach both of Richmond, Ca.; great-grandchildren, Hunter Preston Gaines and Rhiannon Paige Gaines both of Nashville.

Mr. Leach served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with the 2998th Engineers Treadway Bridge Company constructing bridges our troops would use during combat. After his service to his county, he would retire from The Stanley-Carter Company of Bloomfield Hills, Mi. Mr. Leach was a longtime member of Ridgedale Baptist Church in Chattanooga.

In lieu of customary floral tributes, memorials may be made to your favorite church ministry or WoundedWarriorProject.org.

Funeral services will be the morning of Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist East Brainerd Chapel. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the chapel service. Placement will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn.


Shearer, Robert (McDonald)

Dr. Robert Shearer 96, of McDonald, Tennessee, died on Monday, July 27, 2014 after a long illness surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1918, the ninth of 10 children, Robert Vernon Shearer left the family farm at an early age to pursue his education. Graduating from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1944, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. ... (click for more)

Littlejohn, Andrew "Andy" Marlon (LaFayette)

Andrew "Andy" Marlon Littlejohn, also known as Tree Stand, 48, of Lafayette, Georgia died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born Nov. 15, 1965 in LaFayette, was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed hunting, four wheeling, yard work and spending time at the lake and on the beach with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Kim Newby Littlejohn, son, Landon Littlejohn, ... (click for more)

Roland A. Smith

Roland A. Smith,   91, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Roland was born on July 17, 1923, in Chattanooga to the late Robert and Elvie Smith. He served our country during World War II in the Unites States Army where he was awarded the American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal ... (click for more)

William T. Wright, Jr.

William (Doc) T. Wright, Jr., 66, died on July 25, 2014.  He was born Oct. 18, 1947, in Chattanooga, to the late Mrs. Louise Jackson Williams and Mr. William T. Wright, Sr. Mr. Wright was a graduate of Riverside High School Class of 1965. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was employed by  Gilman Paint and U. S. Pipe Foundry for more than 20 years combined. ... (click for more)

House Approves Expansion Of Chattanooga Veterans Affairs Clinic

The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to authorize funding for a new lease and expanded Veterans Affairs clinic in Chattanooga. This veterans’ package has been approved by the House and Senate Conference Committee.  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said, “I am proud to announce the legislation passed this afternoon will fund a new lease for a multi-specialty ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Council To Hold Special Meeting On Naming New City Judge

The Cleveland City Council will hold a special called meeting next Monday to consider an interim appointment of a city judge. It will be at 11:45 a.m. at the City Council’s regular meeting place in the Cleveland Municipal Building, 190 Church Street, NE. The council will also establish the process for application for city judge. Longtime City Judge Bill Moss died July ... (click for more)