Merritt, Teresa Anne McBroom

Lifelong Resident Of Chattanooga And Rossville Areas

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Teresa Merritt
Teresa Merritt

Teresa Anne McBroom Merritt, 57, of Rossville, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at her residence.  

She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville area.  Anne was known for her generosity and enormous heart, and she took care of many of the neighborhood children becoming known as “Miss Anne”.  Anne also had a love for animals and took care of many strays over the years.  Her passions in life were her family, her grandchildren who referred to her as Mimi, her friends, and taking care of others.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ed “Big Ed” McBroom; and grandmother, Geneva Keller.

Survivors include her husband of 33½ years, Dennis Merritt; two daughters, Brandi (Eric) Coleman of Ringgold and Rachel Lewis of Chattanooga; mother, Wanda McBroom of Ringgold; two grandchildren, Hailey Merritt of Ringgold and Olivia Coleman of Ringgold; two brothers, Charles Edward McBroom, II of Ooltewah and Monty McBroom of Ringgold; sister, Pam Blackwell of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Brother Fate Thomas officiating.

Interment will follow in the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 4-8 p.m., and Friday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


Harper, Martha Jane

Martha Jane Harper, 72, died on December 4, 2016.  She lived in Chattanooga since the 1980's.  Jane was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  She attended Emory University and LaGrange College, and graduated from Georgia State University.  She later received her Masters of Remedial Reading degree from the University of Georgia. She continued to do volunteer work, tutoring ... (click for more)

Dean, Troyce Mae

Troyce Mae Dean, 82, of Louisville, Georgia, died on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in a local health care facility. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.  (click for more)

Grodek, Erin E. (Cleveland)

Erin E. Grodek , 33, of Cleveland went to be with her Lord and Savior on  December 3, 2016 in a local hospital. She was a member of Eagles Landing Worship Center where she was a singer and day care volunteer. Erin loved to ride motorcycles, loved the beach, and loved photography.  She was devoted to her church and church family. Survivors include the love of her ... (click for more)

Waters, Robert Allen (LaFayette)

Robert Allen Waters, 73, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016.   He was born in LaFayette May 24, 1943 to the late John and Lillian Waters. Robert was of the Baptist faith and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. He retired from Mueller Company in 2007. He was dearly loved by his family and friends. He was Uncle Bucket to many of his nieces and ... (click for more)

East Ridge Meth Dealer Gets 168 Months In Federal Prison

A man who agents said was dealing large quantities of meth from his East Ridge residence has been sentenced to serve 168 months in federal prison. Kenneth Lemons appeared before Judge Curtis Collier. Agents said they made several controlled drug buys from Lemons at his residence in 2015. On Oct. 27, 2015, he drove up to a residence where DEA agents were making a controlled ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man With 5 Violent Felonies Gets 30 Years In Prison

A Chattanooga man with five violent felonies on his record has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison. Demetrius Joiner, 30, was given a 20-year sentence by Judge Curtis Collier after he was ruled to be an Armed Career Criminal. Judge Collier said the term would be consecutive to several state sentences imposed earlier on Joiner, including 10 years for aggravated robbery. ... (click for more)