Coulter, R. James, Sr.

Singer And Church Leader Is Brother-In-Law Of County Clerk Knowles

Thursday, January 17, 2013
R. James Coulter
R. James Coulter

R. James Coulter Sr., 79, died on January 16, 2013, in Leesburg, Virginia.

James was born February 6, 1933, in Chattanooga, to Buford and Reba Coulter. He graduated from Central High School in 1951 and from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, in 1955. On March 4, 1956, he married the former June Rish in Chattanooga. James enjoyed many life activities, but a few truly were his passion.  He was active in Barbershop Quartet and sang in church choir. He was an ordained deacon and volunteered in the church clothing ministry. His truest passion was that which he had for June, his wife, whom he lovingly dedicated his time to and loved sharing time with his family. James also served in the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Artillery stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before he was released with an Honorable Discharge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Randolph (Randy) Coulter.

James is survived by his wife, June, his son Robert J. (Dawn) Coulter, Jr., of Leesburg, Va.; three grandchildren Ryan (Treasure), Kirsten and Robert III; his sister, Marlene (Bill) Knowles of Chattanooga, a niece, two nephews and three great grandchildren.

A service to celebration his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend John Andrus officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. 


Gray, Daniel "Danny" Webster, Jr.

Daniel (Danny) Webster Gray, Jr., 71, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.  Danny graduated from Kirkman High School in 1965. Danny was preceded in his death by his son, Bubba Gray; parents, Dan and Sadie Gray; brothers, Herbert and Pete Gray; and sister, Barbara Fugatt. Danny started as a patrol officer ... (click for more)

Stephens, Angela Herberta Young

Angela Herberta Young Stephens, formerly of Chattanooga, Tennessee, transitioned on Monday, February 20, 2017, at her residence in Silver Spring, Maryland. Beloved wife of Leonard Stephens, she is survived by her sister, Verlery (Harold) Houston of Houston; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services are scheduled for  Monday, Feb. 27 . Visitation will be at  ... (click for more)

Pierce, Edith Marie (Dalton)

Edith Marie Pierce, 77, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lena Lewis; brother-in-law, Gerald Trew; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Ella Pierce; sisters-in-laws, Louise Dempsey and Eula Vineyard; and brothers-in-law, Virgil and Frank Pierce. Edith was a member ... (click for more)

Johnson, Thomas Charles "T.C." (Varnell)

Thomas Charles "T.C." Johnson, 72, of Varnell, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his residence.  He was preceded in death by his father, J. C. Johnson; mother, Susie Belle Clark; sister, Eva Mae Newton; and brother, Robert Newton Sr.  Survivors include his wife, Brenda Johnson of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Joseph Phipps of ... (click for more)

St. Elmo Woman, 45, Dies At County Workhouse On Wednesday Night; Investigation Underway

An inmate died at the county workhouse at Silverdale on Wednesday night, and an investigation is underway.   She was identified as  Dana Shunice Palmer, 45, of St. Elmo.   Ms. Palmer was booked into the Hamilton County Jail from the Chattanooga Police Department on Feb. 14 on a public Intoxication charge. She was transferred from the jail to CoreCivic ... (click for more)

Shannon Whitfield Raising Rates At Money-Losing Walker County Landfill; Moratorium Placed On Fracking, Deep Well Drilling, Tiny Homes

New Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is raising rates at the money-losing Walker County Landfill. The higher charges go into effect on March 1. Mr. Whitfield, during his campaign, said the landfill had been losing about $500,000 per year for many years. He said other area landfills were making a profit, but Walker County was having to subsidize its landfill. ... (click for more)