Gilbreath, Matthew

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Matthew Gilbreath
Matthew Gilbreath

Matthew Gilbreath, 40, died peacefully on January 1, 2013 in Sugar Land, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Vonzelle Wilbanks of Ooltewah, and Ruby Jo Gilbreath of Rainsville, Ala.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Monica Gilbreath and his two beautiful princesses, Rylee and Makenna Gilbreath, all of Sugar Land; parents, Linda and Jim Olive of Ooltewah, Don Gilbreath (Virginia) of Ooltewah, sister, Stephanie Culberson of Soddy Daisy, mother-in-law, Cathy Lumbreras, Clute, TX, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be missed by a host of friends, his church family and co-workers who loved him dearly.

Matt lived his life in Tennessee, Florida and Texas. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend. He loved the outdoors, fishing, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Dallas Cowboys. His greatest love of all was Jesus Christ, followed by his wife and two beautiful daughters. He wanted everyone to know that he was not dying, but going to heaven to live.

A celebration of Matt’s life was held on Jan. 6, in Sugar Land. 

The burial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens East on 4621 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family-owned and operated.


LaNeve, David Allen

David Allen LaNeve, 53, of Rossville, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. A native of Detroit, David had spent several years in McMinnville, and the past 30 years in Rossville. He was employed with Premier Pattern & Machine, was a member of the North Georgia Worship Center, and enjoyed camping and Nascar.  David was preceded in death by his parents, William ... (click for more)

Hopkins, Christine

Christine Hopkins, passed away June 17, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.   Born August 23, 1943, she graduated from Howard High School Class of 1959 and attended Tennessee State & Northwestern University, Chicago.   She is survived by her sons, Scott and Aaron Koral; sisters, Betty Hopkins Calloway and Debra Hopkins Smith; and brother, James “Doony” ... (click for more)

Samples, Donald Wayne (Cleveland)

Donald Wayne Samples, 64, a lifelong resident of Cleveland went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday June 19, 2017. Donald was a member of Elkmont Baptist Church. He loved fishing and also had a great love for people and was loved by many. He enjoyed cutting up and having a good time with others. Donald was retired from Peyton's Southeastern and also worked part-time ... (click for more)

Stultz, Ann Johnson (Rock Spring)

Ann Johnson Stultz, of Rock Spring, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the age of 84. She was born in LaFayette (Linwood) on July 5, 1932, to the late Clyde Robert Johnson and Edith Brock Johnson. A graduate of LaFayette High School, Ann followed her heart and aspiration for helping others by pursing a nursing degree from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. Her nursing ... (click for more)

Public Markets To Manage And Operate Finley Stadium

The Stadium Corporation board of directors, at a special board meeting Thursday, gave approval for Public Markets, Inc., (PMI) the entity that oversees the Chattanooga Market, the River Market, the Collegedale Market and Cambridge Square Market, to handle the management, operations and administration of the stadium. Executive Director of PMI Chris Thomas and his staff stepped ... (click for more)

Man Charged In North Chattanooga Murder Says "Wrong Number" Led To Drug Deal That Went Bad

A man charged in a North Chattanooga murder said a "wrong number" led to his chance meeting with victim Charles "Chas" Holsey and a drug deal that led to the March 2, 2015, slaying. Briston "B.J." Smith Jr. told investigators he thought he was dialing a friend named "Clack" who he said sells marijuana. By getting one digit wrong, he wound up texting with Holsey, who by chance ... (click for more)