Higgins, Patricia A. Smith

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Patricia Higgins
Patricia Higgins

Patricia A. Smith Higgins, 71, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, December 23, 2012, while at her residence.  

She was born April 18, 1941 to Minnie Lou Collier and James Smith.  She confessed hope in Christ early in life and joined Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church.   

Patricia was a 1959 graduate from Howard High School. She retired from Erlanger Hospital and later worked at McKee Foods and Chattanooga School Patrol.  She was an Eastern Star (OES) and someone to care.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Lou Collier; father, James Smith; grandmother, Amy Collier; husband, Paul Higgins, Sr.; sister, Myra Terry; two brothers, Ira and Willie Terry.

Patricia is survived by her five children, Cassandra (Rickey) Berry, Dedrick (Kappie) Smith, Sr., Karen (Leslie) Blake, Paul Higgins, Jr. and LaTonya (Albert) Higgins; six sisters, Sandra Norwood, Marsha Jean Holloway, Frances Eversley, Shirley Jackson, Dorothy Smith and Lula Cooper; one brother, Ronnie (Linda) Terry; she also has three brothers-in-law, Willie Higgins, James Jackson, and Leroy Norwood; one sister-in-law, Beulah Higgins; 12 loving grandchildren, Terrance Derrick, Andre’ (Deona) Norris, Dejuane Norris, Dedrick (Tiffany) Smith, Jr., Darius (Keshia) Caldwell-Smtih, Lacorice Rice, Henry McElvain, II, LaJeanna McElvain, Oshusa Smith, Adarius Smith, Drakeya Smith and Leslie Blake; she had fourteen great-grandchildren; special friend, Alma Carter; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon on Saturday, Dec. 29, and the family will receive friends from 6–8 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

 


Gentry, Nina Josephine "Jo"

Nina Josephine “Jo” Gentry, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Herbert and Vicie Pogue.  Jo was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church for 59 years where she was also a member of the Bethany Class.  She loved her church dearly and her family very much. She was also preceded in death by six brothers ... (click for more)

Bales, Eugene "Gene" Dean

Eugene "Gene" Dean Bales, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on  Tuesday, April 25, 2017,  at his home with his family at his side. Gene was a native of Lee County, Va., and the son of the late Howell Edgar and Etta Jane Dean Bales. A graduate of Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, Va., and following his military career, he returned to Virginia Tech where he ... (click for more)

Littlejohn, Joyce "Mim" Shepard (LaFayette)

Joyce “Mim” Shepard Littlejohn,80, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away at her residence, surrounded by her family, on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born in LaFayette, Georgia to the late Roy Curtis and Dollie Verden Tate Shepard. She was a member of Catlett Community Church and a former employee of MoHawk Industries. Along with her parents, she was preceded in ... (click for more)

Hall, Mary V. (Dunlap)

Mary V. Hall, 97, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Erlanger Medical Center. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Hall; daughter, Gladys Hall Rodgers; sons, Willard C. Hall and Roy D. Hall. She is survived by two daughters, Lynda (Harold) Layne and Janie Louallen, both of Dunlap; ... (click for more)

City Vows Lincoln Park To Be Preserved Despite Major Road, Sewer Projects

City officials vowed on Tuesday that Lincoln Park will be preserved despite a major road extension and sewer relocation planned nearby. Maura Sullivan, the city's chief operating officer, said the Trust for Public Land will hold public meetings geared around ideas for refurbishing the African-American park that once featured ball fields, a swimming pool and other attractions. ... (click for more)

Teen Shot At Brainerd Tunnel; Gunshot Came From Passing Vehicle

A teen was shot in the Brainerd Tunnel on Tuesday afternoon. He was identified as Adrian Williams, 19.   Chattanooga Police responded at 3:16 p.m. to a shots fired call at the 2600 block of Bailey Avenue (the tunnel).   At the same time officers were arriving on the scene, the victim walked into a local hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot ... (click for more)