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.


Vandergriff, Kenneth William

Kenneth William Vandergriff, 76 of Chattanooga, died on Friday, July 31 ,  2015.   Mr. Vandergriff was from Signal Mountain and has been a resident of Hixson for the past 51 years.   He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gladys Marie Vandergriff  and his children, Tina Marie Vandergriff of Nashville, Kenneth Scott Vandergriff (Nikki) ... (click for more)

Gordon, Rosemary

Rosemary Gordon, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan. Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Minor, Bertha "Bert" Irene (Rising Fawn)

Bertha “Bert” Irene Minor, 76, of Rising Fawn, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015. She worked at Shop Rite, Cavalier Corporation, and Food Lion.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lorena Dickerson Kennimer; and brothers, Paul Kennimer and Teddy Kennimer. Survivors include her loving husband, William Frank Minor of Rising Fawn, GA; ... (click for more)

Kilgore, Tim (Whitwell)

Tim Kilgore, 59, of Whitwell, Tennessee, died on Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a member of Layne's Chapel Baptist Church, and was a salesman for 30 years at Mitchell Tire Company (MITCO) in Chattanooga. Tim was preceded in death by his son, John David Kilgore; father, Casey Kilgore; uncle, Luther Kilgore; paternal grandparents, ... (click for more)

Michael Futrell, 38, Shot By Corey Mullinax, 25, In Cleveland

Michael Futrell, 38, was shot by Corey Mullinax, 25, Saturday night in Cleveland. At approximately  9:15 p.m. , the shooting occurred at Forest Grove Apartments at 2350 Blackburn Road SE. According to multiple witness statements, the victim, Mr. Futrell walked over to the vehicle of Mullinax, where the two were speaking. The suspect then shot the victim in the torso. ... (click for more)

Teenager Shot In Drive-By Shooting On West 38th Street

Javier Lansden, 18, was shot early Sunday morning on West 38th Street. At approximately  2:47 a.m.,  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 264 Water Street for a person shot.  Officers found that the shooting occurred at 263 West 38 th  Street.  The victim stated he was sitting on his bicycle at 263 West 38 th  Street, when a dark-colored ... (click for more)