Willhoit, Nelda K. (Cleveland)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Nelda K. Willhoit, 76, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 in a local health care facility. 

She was an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she was very involved in the food ministry, women’s ministry, and served as Sunday School secretary for many years. She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School Class of 1955. She was a kindergarten assistant with Bradley County Schools System for many years. 

Mrs. Willhoit was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Willhoit; parents, Claude Keith and Verta Million Keith; and brother, Donald Keith. 

Survivors include her daughter, Jenna Loveday and husband, Terry of Cleveland; one grandson, Ethan Loveday of Cleveland; four brothers, George Keith and wife, Augustine, Lowell Keith and wife, Mary, Glenn Keith and wife, Carol and Dale Keith all of Cleveland; two sisters, Faye Whaley of Chattanooga and Nancy Roberts and husband, Daniel of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Thelma Keith of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Bruce Willhoit of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Myrtle Willhoit of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, December 28, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Carlos Sibley and Pastor Rusty Langford officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Jeremy White, Justin White, Brent Roberts, Scott Keith, Greg Keith and Mike Whaley serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the food ministry at Macedonia Baptist Church. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. 

Her family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 28, at the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church, 3119 Springplace Road SE, Cleveland, TN 37323. 



Graham, Rickey L. (Jasper)

Rickey L. Graham, age 61, of Jasper, passed Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was a United States Army veteran and was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel and Fletta Graham; and siblings, Benny Graham and Barbara Lewis Davenport.  Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Nancy Graham of Jasper; sons, Brandon Graham and Brian Kilgore; ... (click for more)

Kilgore, Thelma (Jasper)

Thelma L. Kilgore, age 78, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. (Eoots) Kilgore; parents, Lum and Lucille Thomas; brothers, Joe (Tudler) Thomas, James (Dogeye) Thomas; and sisters, Jennie Webb, Elizabeth Thomas, and Clara Holbrook. Those left to cherish her memories are her ... (click for more)

Claude Thomas Ramsey

Claude Thomas Ramsey passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2018 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Claude won his first elected position 47 years ago as a third-generation strawberry farmer. His humility and dry but effective humor became his hallmark over the years. In recounting his first election as a state representative, he said, “People were ... (click for more)

Evelyn Street Kimsey

Evelyn Street Kimsey, 90,   went home to her heavenly father on  Sunday, June 17, 2018 .  She was born in Huntsville, Al. She grew up in Soddy Daisy and graduated from Soddy Daisy High School. She was also a resident of Hixson most of her adult life. After graduating from high school, Evelyn worked for Campbells’s Clinic.  She also worked ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Teen Charged In 2016 Murder Of Marion County Toddler

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the South Pittsburg Police Department ... (click for more)

Former County Mayor, Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey Dies

Former County Mayor and Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey has died after a recent illness. Mr. Ramsey held a number of top government posts after leaving his strawberry farm at Harrison and going into politics. He was a major factor in the development of the Enterprise South Industrial Park and landing Volkswagen as its main tenant. He served in the state legislature and was ... (click for more)