Stewart, Bill W. (Benton)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bill W. Stewart, 84, of Benton, TN, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in a local hospital. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Delia Kirkland Stewart; brothers, Paul, Frank and Parker Stewart; and sisters, Bonnie Gilbert, Kate Maclelan and Edna Lillard.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Stewart; daughters, (Penny) Molly Kerr and husband, Roy, and Pricilla Callahan and husband, David; son, George Barnes and wife, Gwen and sister, Geri Grubb; four grandchildren, Howell Kerr and wife, Kayanne, Amy Gray, Blake Callahan and Aaron Barnes; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 21, at Zion Baptist Church with the Reverend David Peters and the Reverend Kurt Benson officiating. Interment will be held on Saturday, December 22, at 11 a.m.in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 21 at the church prior to the service. 

Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home.


Frank, Darcy Ann (Rock Spring)

Darcy Ann Frank, 65, of Rock Spring, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, she had lived in the North Georgia area for the past 42 years and was formerly of Whittier, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald William and Kitty Lee Moore Frank. She is survived by her two sisters, Melinda Frank (Jim) ... (click for more)

Myers, Ronald "Ronny" (Pikeville)

Ronald "Ronny" Myers, 79, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died on January 17, 2017. He was retired from Lockheed Aircraft and was the Brockdell Fire Chief.  He was also of the Church of God faith.  He was preceded in death by his parents, General B. and Lena Myers; brothers, G.B., Carlos and LaJune Myers; and sisters, Barbara Sullivan, Evelyn Johnson and Ann Welch. ... (click for more)

Nathaniel Carter, Sr.

Dr. Nathaniel Carter, Sr., 79, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in the Hospice Care Center.  He was the successful pastor of the Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church for the past 35 years.  He had an associate’s degree in OJT from Chattanooga State Technical Community College, bachelor of theology degree, master of divinity degree and a ... (click for more)

George Elston Levi, Sr.

George Elston Levi, Sr., 87, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  He was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, was a 50-year member Mason and was a member of Alhambra Temple, 32 degree Scottish Rite.  He retired from the Navy, with 27 years, in 1973 as lieutenant commander.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dorothy Mae Levi O’Hare.  ... (click for more)

County Commission Votes 8-1 To Deny Permit For Controversial Bakewell Firing Range

The County Commission voted 8-1 on Wednesday to deny a special exceptions permit for a $2.4 million firing range at Retro-Hughes Road at Bakewell. Only Commissioner Greg Martin was in support. Opponents and supporters were again gathered at the courthouse, but the commission voted without hearing further argument. Commissioner Randy Fairbanks said to him "it is not a gun ... (click for more)

City Council Told Cost Has Soared For Moving Sewer Line Off Tubman Industrial Site

City Council members were told on Tuesday that the cost has soared for moving a sewer line completely off the Harriet Tubman industrial site. Bill Payne, city engineer, said it initially was around $1.5 million, but is now pegged at over $4 million. Councilman Chris Anderson, who heads the council's economic development committee, said the assertion brought "stunned looks" ... (click for more)