Ratcliffe, William "Bill" Vaden (Cleveland)

Monday, January 14, 2013

William “Bill” Vaden Ratcliffe, 84, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 in a local hospital. 

He was a veteran of the US Marines and a member of Clingan Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Ratcliffe was retired from J.H. Kellman Industries after 24 years of service. 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Emma Broomfield Ratcliffe; parents, William T. Ratcliffe and Lillian W. Ratcliffe; sisters, Geneva Prince and Evelyn (Jack) Reese; and brothers, Herman (Phyllis) Ratcliffe and Joe (June) Ratcliffe. 

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jean H. Ratcliffe of Cleveland; son, Gary D. Ratcliffe of Cleveland; daughter, Jo Ann R. (Larry D.) Cavett of Cleveland; grandsons, Mark A. (Rebecca) Ratcliffe of Greenville, SC, and Jonathan Vaden (Tara) Cavett of Cleveland; great-granddaughter, Callie A. Ratcliffe of Greenville, SC; great-grandson, Hezekiah D. Cavett of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Reverend Carl Duckworth and grandson, Jonathan Cavett officiating. Interment will follow in the Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony. 

His family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 15 at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.


Cookston, Georgia Ray (Griffith Creek)

Georgia Ray Cookston, 88, of the Griffith Creek Community, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Funeral Arrangement are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Reed Funeral Home as details become available. (click for more)

Housch, Bobby Milton (Summerville)

Bobby Milton Housch, 87, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Housch was born in Summerville, GA on March 30, 1929, to the late Milton Andrew Jackson Housch and Vesta Senada Justice Housch. He was a member of the Trion Methodist Church, and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States ... (click for more)

James "Jim" Allen Mullenix

James “Jim” Allen Mullenix, 66, of Soddy Daisy, died from brain cancer on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Soddy Daisy. During his long career he served his community as an Alaska state trooper, several policeman jobs in Alaska, Arizona and Tennessee and was the police chief in North Pole, Alaska. In Tennessee he was a Soddy ... (click for more)

John W. Holmes, Jr.

John W. Holmes, Jr., 70, of Hixson, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his home. Mr. Holmes was a 1963 graduate of Ooltewah High School and retired from Hamilton County Highway Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ethel Holmes; sisters, Ruby Gentry, Mary Moody, Gladys Springfield, Billye Nolan, Helen Hayes, Wilma Hammontree and twins, Betty Jo and ... (click for more)

$30 Million Development Planned At King And South Market; Will Include Hotel, Condos, Offices, Retail, Possible Restaurant

A new $30 million development is planned for the Southside at King Street and South Market. Nick Wilkinson, city deputy director for economic development, said it will include a hotel, condos, offices, retail and possibly a restaurant. It could also include some light industry. A storage building and a parking lot are now at the site. He said the developers plan to reuse ... (click for more)

Investor In Scheme Says Dyer Made Contacts At Quarterback Club

One of the investors who was a loser in an investment scheme recently halted by the Securities and Exchange Commission said one of the Chattanooga brokers involved made many of his contacts through the Chattanooga Quarterback Club. Paul Smith, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, said Doug Dyer has been the president for many years of the club that promotes UTC and ... (click for more)