Barclay, James Jess, Jr.

World War II Navy Veteran Retired From TVA After 43 Years

Thursday, December 27, 2012
James Barclay, Jr.
James Barclay, Jr.

James Jess Barclay, Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in a local health care facility.  

He was born, April 16, 1926 in Fannin County, Georgia to the late Abbey Faye & James J. Barclay, Sr.

He was a graduate of Etowah High School and was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II.  Mr. Barclay was retired from Tennessee Valley Authority after 43 years of service in the Hydro-Electric Division.  He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class and was also an Independent federal tax preparer where he developed many friendships.   

His brother, Leon Barclay and sister, Alice Watson preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Campbell Barclay, a native of Benton, Tn.; two sons, Jim (Cathy) Barclay of Chattanooga; Reed (Cindy) Barclay of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandsons, Andy, Mike, Josh, and Matthew Barclay; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with Reverend Jim Barclay officiating. 

Burial will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Gene Painter, Bill Bradford, James Watson, David Watson, Josh Barclay, and Matthew Barclay serving as active pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the East Brainerd Chapel. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421; or Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn.

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


Flippin, Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony Flippin, 60, passed away on  April 22, 2017,  in Chattanooga, Tennessee.   Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Peters, Anna "Louise"

Anna “Louise” Peters, 90, was a lifelong resident of Catoosa County, Georgia, but spent her later years with her daughter in Shalimar, FL. She was of the Baptist faith. Louise loved her music and dancing. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #7674 and the Women of the Moose Post # 2320 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She was preceded in death by her ... (click for more)

Billingsley, Chritopher Lynn (Dunlap)

Christopher Lynn Billingsley, 56, of Dunlap, Tennessee, died at Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital, Friday, April 21, 2017 on his 56th birthday. Chris was preceded in death by his father, C.H. Billingsley, Jr.; and his son, Keith Billingsley.  Survivors include his wife and the mother of his children, Roxanne Kulick Billingsley; mother, Katherine May Billingsley; ... (click for more)

Weaver, Herbert H. (Tunnel Hill)

Herbert H. Weaver, 88, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel and Mae Weaver; and sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Rembert Holmes. He attended Royal Baptist Church and was a member of Modern Woodsmen of America. He was a Veteran of the US Army and served in Korean War. He is survived ... (click for more)

Severe Storms Rake Chattanooga Area; Flash Flooding Possible

Severe storms raked through the Chattanooga area on Saturday. Sale Creek was one of the hardest hit areas. Storm damage on Cooper Road included two crushed cars. Trees were on homes and railroad tracks that are the main line between Chattanooga and Cincinnati. Cooper Road is near Lake Chickamauga. There was also damage along Providence Road at Sale Creek. ... (click for more)

Woman's Body Found On Lookout Mountain

A woman's body was found on Lookout Mountain On Saturday. The badly decomposed body was found by hunters. It was in the woods in a remote area near High Road. The GBI will be investigating. (click for more)