Smyth, William E. "Bill"

World War II Veteran Also Served In Korea

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
William Smyth
William Smyth

William E. “Bill” Smyth, 85, of Flintstone, Georgia, died on Monday, December 24, 2012 at his residence.

He was born June 12, 1927, in St. Elmo, to the late Robert Henry and Mary Georgia Ann (Anderson) Smyth. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma F. Smyth, two grandchildren, Karla D. Tackett and Robert Wes Smyth, Jr., and four brothers.

Mr. Smyth was a member of the St. Elmo Church of Christ, the American Legion Ft. Oglethorpe Post 214, and Rossville Masonic Lodge # 397. He was a World War II veteran of the American Merchant Marines and a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his sons, John Deck Smyth, Robert Wes Smyth and William Vic Smyth; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Minister John T. Smithson officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, Tn., 423 698-2541.



Martin, Nancy Cannon

Nancy Cannon Martin, 85, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Nancy was born in Chattanooga on April 28, 1931, was raised in St. Elmo and attended St. Elmo United Methodist Church.  She was a 1949 graduate of Chattanooga High School and married her high school sweetheart, Jack in December of 1952.  Jack spent two years ... (click for more)

Pierce, Helen Purdy

Helen Purdy Pierce, 80, of Signal Mountain, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,  www.CovenantFuneral.com . (click for more)

Crider, Annie Lou (Dalton)

Annie Lou Crider, 80, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Crider, Sr.; son, Tom Cider, Jr.; and daughter, Karen Crider Payne. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Sandra Gibson of Dalton and Jean and Randy Williams of LaFayette; four sons and daughters-in-law, Herbie Crider of ... (click for more)

Williams, Billie Jean Saylors (Dalton)

Billie Jean Saylors Williams, 81, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was a member of Rocky Face Baptist Church and retired from the Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services. She was preceded in death by her parents Dock and Inez Saylors; her loving husband, Charlie H. Williams Jr.; sister, Minnie Ruth ... (click for more)

Hixson Man Charged With Sending Threatening Emails To General Sessions Court Judge

A 30-year-old Hixson man has been charged with making threats to kill General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom after police said they found evidence to tie him to recent threats against the judge. David Lee Graham, of 1730 Colorado St., is charged with retaliation against a judge. His bond was raised to $100,000. Detective Ric Whaley said he had been conducting an investigation ... (click for more)

Man Arrested For Confronting Southside Grocery Employee With Gun

Brandon Jamal Appleberry, 27, was arrested on Monday after an altercation with an employee at Southside Grocery on West 38 th Street, officers said. Marty Witt, 44, told police that the suspect confronted him with a gun in his hand. Officers said security video from the store clearly showed Appleberry arguing with several people outside while holding a gun. The defendant ... (click for more)