Culpepper, Hallie Jean Mayes Knauss

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hallie Jean Mayes Knauss Culpepper, of Hixson, died in her home on Thursday, February 16, 2012.

Hallie was born on Nov. 6, 1926 in Fayetteville, Ark. She was the daughter of John and Rachel Kathryne Raney Mayes. Hallie had four brothers, Jerry, John, Bob and Richard, of whom only Bob survives. On Oct. 21, 1945, she married U.S. Navy veteran Merlie Howard "Jack" Knauss in Fayetteville. Hallie and Jack moved to Dallas, Texas and had three children, Janet Marie Knauss Griffin, Gary Howard Knauss and Tracy Hoyt Knauss.

Jack pre-deceased Hallie as did their son, Gary. 

Hallie had 11 grandchildren (Shawn, Shane, Amy and Andi Griffin, and Frederick, Konie, Sheryl, Kevin, Kelly, Megan and Travis Knauss) and many great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  

On March 22, 1988 Hallie married Amos Spencer Culpepper. They were married 23 years.

At one time Hallie owned TECO (now Griffin Products), a manufacturer of stainless steel kitchen equipment. She also had a flair for the arts and was quite creative in making decoupage pieces for her homes. But her main pleasure was derived from her children. She remarked that all she ever desired to do in life was to be a good mother and raise good children. She fulfilled her wishes by raising her own three children and five grandchildren as well. Hallie was a lifelong Christian and a self-described "dyed-in-the-wool" member of the Republican Party.  

She is already missed. Thank you Hallie for being the inimitable person you were. We salute you for the bright star you were in our sky, for the example you set for us to follow, for the confidence you instilled in our young lives, for the love you gave our families, and for the inspiration you shall always remain in our hearts. Dearest Hallie, we love you so. Rest now. Rest sweet mother, and be assured you shall remain forever in our hearts and minds.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Art Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, February 20, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.  


Wright, Julian B.

Julian B. Wright, 77, of Rossville, died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Wright was a lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and was a member and deacon at Union Avenue Baptist Church for 55 years. He was employed for many years at Combustion Engineering and retired from Colonial Bakery following 15 years of service. His wife of 57 years, Patsy Knox ... (click for more)

Pelham, Jonathan "Jon" Bruce

Jonathan “Jon” Bruce Pelham, 40, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, June 29, 2015. Jon was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Boyd Buchannan High School and received his associate's in computer science from Electronic Computer Programming College.  He attended Tyner Church of Christ and Brainerd Church of Christ.  Jon was self-employed as ... (click for more)

Teague, Joe Frank (Trion)

Joe Frank Teague, 53, of Trion, Georgia, died on Monday, June 29, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Teague was born Dec. 29, 1961, in Summerville, Ga., son of the late Lonnie King Teague  and Ellen Irene Jones Teague.  He was employed with Mount Vernon Mills where he was a member  of the Quarter Century Club.  He was also a member of the Chattooga Lodge # 704, ... (click for more)

Wade, Emma Bernice (Cleveland)

Emma Bernice Wade, 84, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Sunday morning, June 28, 2015 at the family residence. She was born May 2, 1931 in Bradley County to the late Marshall and Martha Farris Taylor; and was also preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Jo Swallows; and her brother, Joe Taylor. Bernice loved to quilt, growing her flowers and gardening. She was of ... (click for more)

Judge Wants Proof That Signal Mountain Man Made "True Threat" Against Muslim Town; Robert Doggart Allowed Home Confinement

Federal Judge Curtis Collier has directed attorneys who worked out a plea deal for a Signal Mountain man who admitted plotting to kill Muslims in a town in Upstate New York to show that it was "a true threat." And, Federal Magistrate Susan K. Lee has reversed her earlier ruling and allowed 63-year-old Robert Rankin Doggart to go free pending disposition of the case. Prosecutor ... (click for more)

Smith Says He Was Involved In Robbery Of Man Killed In North Chattanooga, But Another Youth Did The Shooting

A police interview was played in General Sessions Court on Tuesday in which 18-year-old Briston J. Smith Jr. admitted taking part in a drug deal, but he said it was another youth who shot and killed Charles Holsey, 19. Smith said he turned and left when Abram Young allegedly fired shots after Holsey refused to turn over marijuana he was demanding. He said he stated at the time, ... (click for more)