Sands, Carl Edwards Sr. (Decatur)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Carl Edward Sands, Sr., 61, of Decatur, TN, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 2:50 p.m. 

He was from Knoxville, but had been a resident of Decatur for the past 15 years. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Knoxville. He was a U. S. Army Veteran, SSGT. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cornelia Sands; brother, David Sands; and sister, Carol Jean Collier. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Delores (Morgan) Sands of Decatur; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Cindy Sands of Athens, Carl and Candy Lynn Sands of Nashville and Brian and Jody Sands of Decatur; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Leo Anderson of Knoxville, Donald Ray and Tammy Sands of Knoxville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Lonnie Coppock and Dorothy and John Stabler all of Madisonville; 13 beautiful grandchildren; and many friends. 

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 29 at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Hwy 58 in Decatur, conducted by his eldest son, Tommy Sands. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation for the family can be made at the service.

Swafford, Dorothy L. (Crossville)

Dorothy L. Swafford, 78, of Crossville, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed away Saturday morning July 23, 2016 at her home. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by daughter, Linda S. Smith. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Virgil Dwayne Swafford; son, Michael (Sheila) Swafford; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren ... (click for more)

Parker, Robert Lawrence (Summerville)

Robert Lawrence Parker, 53,  of Summerville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Abe Parker; two brothers, Carl Parker and Wendell Parker; two aunts; and three uncles. He is survived by his mother, Rosie Irene Parker; daughter, Catiyln Parker of Summerville, Georgia; sisters, Melissa (Tommy) Hughes of North ... (click for more)

Allen Campbell Brown

Allen Campbell Brown, a man known for his high integrity and wonderful sense of humor, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 23, while walking to see two of his five children play golf at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club. He was 66. A man of vast interests and accomplishments, Allen was a passionate family man, a lifelong student, a successful businessman, an avid golfer and ... (click for more)

Paul Edward Cooke

Paul Edward Cooke, 57, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016.  He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. Paul worked for the East Ridge Police Department as a dispatcher for 17 years before retiring and working for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office in the Corrections Division.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, ... (click for more)

County Schools Receive Community Gift For Almost $1 Million To Fund Public School Bible History Program

Bible in the Schools presented a community gift for nearly $1 million to the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) to reimburse 100 percent of the costs of funding a Bible history program in 18 public schools for the 2015–2016 academic year. Enrollment data for 2015–2016 reported 3,582 students in grades 6–12 elected to take a Bible history classes. “This gift from the ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)