Hagan, Louise Kelly

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Louise Hagan
Louise Hagan

Louise Kelly Hagan was born June 12, 1917, and died on January 18, 2013.  

Louise left her hospital bed and wheelchair behind to join her Savior and many friends and relatives awaiting her arrival in heaven.  She was a very special lady to all who knew her.  She always had a smile, loved attending church, loved gospel music and singing along.  She never complained and didn't require much for herself, rather her life was spent serving others. Our beautiful mother lived a life of grace and strength for 95 years, for which each one of us have become better people.  She gave us and all who knew her unconditional love and lifted us every day. 

She owned and operated a foster Home for the elderly and later was licensed by the state to care for the mentally ill, which she did for many years.  She was a faithful member of the East Lake Church of the Nazarene for over 60 years, serving as board member, Sunday School teacher, choir member, and she also ministered to others with food, clothing and transportation to church. Some years ago the church had a special service honoring her for her accomplishments of serving her church and community.  More recently, she has been attending church with her daughter at Crossroads Baptist Church in Ooltewah.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Clure Hagan, son, Al Hagan, parents, Winford and Nell Collins Kelly, sister, Margaret Kelly Beaty, brother, Woodrow Kelly, two grandsons, David and John Gann of Delaware, and recently, great-granddaughter, Taylor Veal.

She is survived by seven children and their spouses who love and adore her, five daughters, Shirley (Duane) Drews of Racine, WI; Carolyn (Charlie) Brown of Manchester; Mary (Johnny) Jones of East Ridge; Barbara (Millard) Brown of McDonald; and Kathy (David) Majors of Chattanooga; two sons, Paul (Diane) Gann of Bear, Delaware; David (Bobbie) Hagan of Chattanooga; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Calvin Bryan and all of the Home Health nurses and care givers who brought her much joy and made her quality of life much better for many years. Also special thanks to those who prayed for her and those who took time to spark that great laugh within her.

The Celebration of Life service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, with the Reverend Rob Borders officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort and view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 4-8 p.m., and Monday, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

Louise Hagan
Louise Hagan

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)