King, Tommy Lee

Monday, January 14, 2013
Tommy King
Tommy King


Tommy Lee King, 62, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Hospice of Chattanooga facility, surrounded by his loving family. 

Tommy was born to the now deceased biological parents, Bernie Lee King and Rosetta Fears King,

He earned his GED and received certificates in Data Processing in Nashville. Tommy formerly worked for Royal Construction in sales and The Brass Register as a cook. Tommy accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He fought a good fight and won the battle.

He was preceded in death by his legal guardians and parents, Alice and Jamie Brewer; brother, Albert Frederick Brewer; grandparents, Albert “Boss” and Amy King, Mary Lee and John T. Boyd. 

He is survived by a devoted fiancée, Ms. Annie ”Flo” Williams; sons, Monty Powell, Baltimore, MD; Tommy Ryals, Atlanta; a daughter, Tanya  Reese, Brooklyn, NY; granddaughters Laura Powell, Audrey Powell, of Bronx, NY and Cheyenne Powell of Milwaukee, WI; grandsons, Aunique Walker, York, PA; and Keylan Ryals, Atlanta; brothers, Bernard T. (Faye) King, Sr. and Lamar (Avis) King; all of Chattanooga; sisters, Amanda ”Vickie” Mathis and Ola Frances (Glen) Scruggs; aunts, Dollie Graham and Lanetta (Ted) Eaton; of Chattanooga, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends close friend, Eric Wilkson.

Tommy's family is grateful to Dr. Vaishali R. Doshi, MD Oncologist for her care shown throughout his illness and especially to his Fiancée Ms Annie “Flo” Williams who loved and cared for him; to Pastor Kevin L. Adams Sr.; Minister Steve Trimble, Mr. Neoplean Williams, Elder Sandra Barlette, Rev. Harold K. Lester, Bro. Alzo Arnold, and many others for their prayers and support during Tommy’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Benevolence Ministry of Olivet Baptist Church in Memory of Tommy Lee King.

A celebration of Tommy's life will be held at the Olivet Baptist Church, 740 East Martin Luther King  Blvd., 423 266-8709 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Adams, Sr., officiating.   The burial will take place following the funeral at Highland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.


Tommy King
Tommy King

Peavey, Alfonzo "Wowo"

Alfonzo “Wowo” Peavey, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in a local hospital.  He was a Riverside High School graduate.  Alfonzo was formerly employed by Signal Plating and attended Wesley Chapel Christian Community Church.  He was preceded in death by his father, Emanuel Peavey, Jr.; sisters, Gloria Ann Peavey and Wanda Jean Peavey ... (click for more)

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)

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)