Taylor, Robert

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor

Reverend Robert Taylor, 75, of Flintstone, Georgia, died on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at a local hospital.  

Rev. Taylor was a native of Cleveland, Tn., and had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area for most of his life.  He was a retired electrician and a member of the IBEW Local 175. Rev. Taylor was an evangelist and had pastored the House of Prayer Church of God. His passions in life were God, family, friends, and picking his guitar.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Brian Taylor; parents, Sam and Fannie Taylor; and three brothers, Herbert, Wilburn, and D.A. Taylor.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pat Taylor; two daughters, Belinda Lands-Hawkins (Bruce) of Rossville and Cindy Parker of Rossville; three brothers, Carl, Don, and Gene Taylor; sister, Etta Marie Grider, all of Chattanooga; six grandchildren, Craig (Michelle) Lands, Brandy (Shaun) Hollis, Kevin (Tiffany) Lands, Ronnie (Sabrina) Turnipseed, Joseph Rice, and Levi Hawkins; four great grandchildren, Bailee Hollis, Peyton Lands, Bentley Lands, and Aubrey Turnipseed; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Mike Lowery and Reverend Alfred Holland officiating.

Interment will follow in the TN-GA Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 11, from 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, from 2-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Holcomb, David Michael

David Michael Holcomb, 65, of Hixson, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, David was a pharmaceutical rep for Boehringer Ingelheim for the past 39 years.  He was a member of East Chattanooga Church of God for the past 55 years where he played the trumpet in the church band and had served in various church positions. He ... (click for more)

Dunigan, Reuben Ernest

Reuben Ernest Dunigan, 40, diedon Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Brentwood, Tennessee.  Born Jan. 23, 1976, in Memphis, he graduated from Bolton High School in Memphis and attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, John A. Gupton Mortuary School in Nashville and the Gupton –Jones Mortuary School in Atlanta. Reuben loved his family and will truly missed by ... (click for more)

Smith, Carl E. (Dayton)

Carl E. Smith, 74, of Dayton, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016.  The son of the late Thomas and Lena Denton Smith, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Bill Denton, Marion Thomas and Edward Smith.  Carl was a longtime member of Smyrna Baptist Church and was also a member of Dayton Masonic Lodge #512 F&AM.  Carl had been a firefighter, before ... (click for more)

Ideman, Norman Lee (Pikeville)

Norman Lee Idema, 76, of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  Norm was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Idema; parents Lambert and Fanny Dryer Idema; and daughter, Angela Idema. He was of the Baptist faith and attended the West End Church of God. Norm worked in administration at Taft Youth Center for 32 years.  He is survived ... (click for more)

School Board Chooses Charlotte Firm For Superintendent Search Firm; Lennon, Testerman Want To Keep Kelly

The County School Board on Thursday night voted 5-4 to choose a Charlotte, N.C., search firm to pick a new county school superintendent. Coleman Lew and Associates was selected over McPherson & Jacobson of Omaha. That vote came after board members Kathy Lennon and David Testerman started the session by saying they are very pleased with Interim Supt. Kirk Kelly and would ... (click for more)

East Ridge May Revise Ordinance On Extended Stays; Fire Hall Cost Well Above Projection; Dunkin Donuts, Firehouse Subs Going Into Border Region Sector

A large portion of the East Ridge City Council meeting Thursday night was devoted to the discussion of a proposed amendment to the ordinance previously passed relating to minimum hotel and extended stay hotel requirements. The new recommendations, which the city manager, codes enforcer and city attorney have drafted after meetings with hotel associations, are that a stay can be ... (click for more)