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.


Varner, Howard

Howard Varner, 74, of Soddy Daisy, died on Monday, May 30, 2016.  Howard was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening. He was also a United States Army veteran.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Grace Varner; brothers, Earl, Lewis, Wayne, and Noel Varner; and sister, Jimmie Ruth Nolan. He is survived by his companion in life, Joann Hickman; ... (click for more)

Gaddy, Pamela Jean

Pamela Jean Gaddy, 46, of Topton, N.C., died on Saturday, May 28, 2016.   Local arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,  www.CovenantFuneral.com . (click for more)

LaVelle, M. Gene (Dalton)

M. Gene LaVelle, 82, of Dalton, Georgia, died May 29, 2016 with his wife at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah and James C; mother-in-law, Kitty Dunkel; and father-in-law, Harry Dunkel. He was born July 4, 1933 to James C. and Elma Sarah LaVelle in Greenville, OH. He graduated from Brookville High School in 1952 and shortly thereafter began his lifelong ... (click for more)

Todd, Helen C. "Sally" (Old Fort)

Helen C. “Sally” Todd, 55, of Old Fort, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016, in a local hospital. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 31, from 5-8 p.m. at the Wildwood Avenue Chapel. The funeral will be Wednesday June 1, at 3:30 p.m. Other arrangements and survivors will be announced later by, Wildwood Avenue Chapel, Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation ... (click for more)

Strong Thunderstorm Causes Damage, Power Outages In Dalton

Shortly before  5 p.m. , a strong thunderstorm went through downtown Dalton, knocking down numerous trees, causing power outages and also causing damage. At this time, no injuries have been reported.  The Dalton Fire Department and Dalton Police Department responded to multiple reports of damage. The DPD closed several roads due to downed trees and power lines. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Honors Military Veterans

A Memorial Day service was held at the National Cemetery on Monday. (click for more)