Painter, Betty Jane Epps

Avid Gardener Was Wonderful Artist

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Betty Painter
Betty Painter

Betty Jane Epps Painter died on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. 

She was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Athens, Ga., the only daughter of Carl and Claudine Henry Epps.  Betty grew up in Rome, Ga., where she graduated from Cooper Hall School.  She attended Shorter College and the University of Georgia where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

A member of Brainerd United Methodist Church, she was active in United Methodist Women and the Friendship Sunday School Class.  Betty was an avid gardener, a wonderful artist, a fan of University of Georgia football and a happy, loving friend to many.

Survivors include her husband, David Mason Painter; daughters, Suzanne (Andy) Nolan of Lookout Mountain, Janet (Michael) Hays of Mt. Juliet, TN; Charlotte (Keith) Stafford of Niceville, FL; son, David Mason Painter, Jr. of Biloxi, MS; seven loving grandchildren, Lauren Nolan (Henry) Glascock, Christina Nolan (Drew) Jones, Nickolas (Brandy) Hays, Patrick (Danielle) Hays and Molli King Hays all of Mt. Juliet, TN, Suzanne Stafford (Rob) Russell and Jennifer Stafford (Derrick) Cunningham; 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at Chattanooga Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at the Painter residence, 112 Asbury Drive, Chattanooga, following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416 or to the Brainerd United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4315 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37411.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.  



Lee, Sharon

Sharon Lee, 63, passed away on  Thursday, May 25, 2017,  in Chattanooga.   Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

McNabb, Hoyle "Tony" Jr.

Hoyle “Tony” McNabb, Jr., 73, of Harrison, died on Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was a car salesman with Marshall Mize and Standifer Nissan. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Ann McNabb; sons, Marc W. McNabb and Wesley S. McNabb; granddaughters, Hillary S. McNabb and Tinley C. McNabb; grandsons, Tyler C. McNabb and Taylor C. McNabb; great-granddaughter, Kambrie P. Wade. ... (click for more)

Carson, Suzanne Mitchell (Dalton)

Suzanne Mitchell Carson, 84, of Dalton, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Hamilton Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Hershel Lee and Edna Maynard Mitchell and was preceded in death by her husband, Joe M. Carson. Suzanne was a member of Dalton First United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking and shopping. She is survived ... (click for more)

Patton, Willie "Tommie" Ophelia (Trenton)

Willie “Tommie” Ophelia Patton, 90, of Trenton, Georgia, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Tommie was a longstanding member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church who remained faithful and active until her death. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family, many friends and church family.  She was ... (click for more)

Bryan Johnson, Timothy Gadson, Stuart Greenberg, Wayne Johnson, Kirk Kelly Are Superintendent Finalists

Bryan Johnson of Clarksville, Tn., was the top vote-getter on the opening round of balloting for Hamilton County school superintendent. The chief academic officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System was on the ballot of all nine school board members at a special meeting on Thursday afternoon. Others who made the cut were Timothy Gadson, a Minnesota educator; ... (click for more)

Man Shot In Home Invasion Early Wednesday Morning

A man was shot in a home invasion early Wednesday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot on the 6000 block of Arlena Circle at 4:40 a.m. Upon arrival, police located the victim, Edward Greatheart, 41,  who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Mr. Greatheart was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital ... (click for more)