Boyd, Kenneth Robert

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Kenneth Boyd
Kenneth Boyd

Kenneth Robert Boyd, 67, of Chattanooga, died on January 10, 2013.

Family and friends, since you are reading this, my time has come. As my time approached, I thought of you often. I was taken by the big “C” on January 10, 2013. 

It’s time for the facts. I was born May 15, 1945, when my parents were stationed in Orlando, FL, and as soon as WWII was over, the family moved back to Chattanooga. Life was easy and fun as a kid and teen. Since I had little interest in school except band and girls (not in that order), I was much surprised when I graduated from City High School, class of ‘63. As I matured I found that I really liked to learn, and I finished my college degree from Columbia College while serving our wonderful country in the U.S. Navy. During my naval career, I served on seven Destroyers and numerous shore commands nationwide. After my retirement from the Navy, I worked for and retired from both General Dynamics and Sears Northgate.

My parents, Ross and Marie Boyd, as well as our only child, Lori Lynn Boyd Hudson, preceded me in death.

Life has been great, and I have only one regret. I wish I could have been home more often when Lori was little, but the Navy wanted me and my ship in Vietnam. I want to tell you that I had a wonderful life thanks to my best friend and the love of my life, my wife Linda. No wife could have been more supportive of me and a wonderful mother to our child. I also want to thank my cousin, Susie Henley, for always being there for me and my family for all these years.

No services are planned at this time. Burial will be private. 

If you wish to remember me in some way, memorial contributions to the Pet Placement Center, 5975 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415, or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416, will be appreciated. 

Special thanks to our wonderful hospice nurse, Cheryl Brewer, for her excellent care over these last few months and to Dr. Eric Ellis for his compassionate treatment throughout my illness.

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423 877-3524.  

Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.


Prichard, Virginia Irene

Virginia Irene Prichard, 88, of Harrison, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2014 at her residence.   She was the daughter of the late Johnston and Ida DeFriese and was also preceded in death by her husband Harold N. Prichard.  She was a member of the East Chattanooga Church of God.   Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Vicki ... (click for more)

Bogh, Keith "Cowboy" Ronald

Keith "Cowboy" Ronald Bogh, 83, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He was born in LeMars, Iowa to George Raymond and Christine Emilia Miller Bogh. He was raised on a farm and started his own dairy farm. He was the former owner and operator of Southway Equipment and Truck Sales in Ringgold, which was the third largest in America. He had also been a manufacturer ... (click for more)

Sterrett, Sherry C. (Cohutta)

Sherry C. Sterrett, 63, of Cohutta, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Sterrett was a member of Christ Church Presbyterian. She is survived by her husband, Jay Sterrett, Jr. of the residence; son, Jay Sterrett III of Cohutta; father, Sherman Campbell of Houston, TX; sister, Jodi Mathes of Denver, CO; brother, Glenn Campbell of Houston, ... (click for more)

Stutz, Martin Frederick (Cleveland)

Martin Frederick Stutz, 80, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Tuesday morning, August 26, 2014. Born in Chattanooga to Horace and Elsie Stutz, Martin moved to Cleveland in 1969, where he raised a family and became a much-loved member of the community. He was a successful business owner, establishing and running Business Equipment Company for more than 30 years. Before that he worked ... (click for more)

Plan Revived For 5-Story Boutique Hotel Next To The Walnut Street Bridge

Plans have been revived for a five-story boutique hotel next to the Walnut Street Bridge. Vision Hospitality Group said the yet-to-be named hotel will provide 90 rooms featuring high-end amenities and exemplary service in the city's art district. Plans for a similar hotel were announced in 2012, but the proposal was later withdrawn. The hotel is slated for 102 Walnut ... (click for more)

Grand Jury Says County Needs To Start "Immediately" On Funding A New County Jail

Members of the Hamilton County Grand Jury said in a final report that the county needs to start "immediately" on funding a replacement for the Hamilton County Jail. The report, read by Foreman Robert Smith, says, "The Jail is near and/or over capacity and understaffed!  Hard-working corrections officers are in constant danger.  Being responsible for 80-100 inmates per ... (click for more)