Brown, Virgil Eugene

Longtime Printer Was Owner Of Little Brown Print Shop

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Virgil Brown
Virgil Brown

Virgil Eugene Brown, 85, of Fort Oglethorpe, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family and with his daughter holding his hand as he walked into Heaven’s gate.

Virgil became a Christian at 23, and loved the Lord with all his heart.  He was a dedicated family man, and even through his sickness he always brightened up when the loves of his life, Brittany and Brynn, walked in the room.  

He became a supporting family man at the early age of 15, where he was manager of the Home Store in Red Bank.  Virgil joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and upon his release from military service he went to Kirkman Technical School to study printing.  He worked at Arcade Printing for 13 years and retired from Starkey Printing following 25 years of service.  Following retirement, he opened his own business in 1988 called “The Little Brown Print Shop” on McFarland Avenue until his sickness forced him to retire in September 2012.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Lee and Alma Brown, granddaughters, Karen Brown and Ashleigh Thomison, and brother, J.T. Brown.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Norma Jean Gaston Brown; sons, Gary (Louise) Brown, and Chris (Maxine) Brown; daughter, Carol (Wade) Thomison; sisters, Reba Bell and Beatrice Landers; grandchildren, Brandon Thomison, Brittany Thomison Raines, Gary Brown, Jr., Christy Brown and Chris Brown, Jr; great-grandchildren, Brynn Raines, Taylor Brown, Ashley Brown and Thorne Brown; four brothers-in-law who he loved like brothers; several nieces and nephews. He and Jean opened their home and their hearts to 200 foster children over the years as well.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Neal Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online guestbook at lane-southcrestchapel.com.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 12-8 p.m., and Friday, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


Hix, Frances Louise

Frances Louise Hix, 86, of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Monday, July 27, 2015. Ms. Hix retired from Erlanger Medical Center with over 30 years of service. She also worked for Hutcheson Medical for several years following her retirement.  Her passions in life were family, travel and reading. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Franklin Hix, son, Ronald Gene ... (click for more)

Moore, David W.

David W. Moore,  65, of Hixson, died on  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 . The family will receive friends from  2-7 p.m.  on Friday, July 31, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A celebration of David's life will follow at  7 pm   on Friday  at the funeral home chapel. A complete obituary will be announced by ... (click for more)

Smith, Thomas W. "Speedy" Smith (Dunlap)

Thomas W. Smith "Speedy", 62, of Dunlap, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, T.A. Smith; mother, Norma Jean Lacy; sister, Brenda Smith. He is survived by his daughter, Shannon (J.W.) Burgess; son, Chris Smith; granddaughter, Haven Smith; sister, Glenda Swanger; brother, Terry Smith; several nieces and nephews. ... (click for more)

Hawkins, Hazel (Cleveland)

Hazel Hawkins, 73, a resident of Cleveland died on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the family residence. She was the daughter of the late Jess and Minnie Hyde and was also preceded in death by her first husband Bill Brown, her brothers Roy, Haskell and M.L. Hyde her sisters Rena Trewitt and Marcell Queen.  Mrs. Hawkins attended the Journey Church and loved to collect crystal, ... (click for more)

Thousands Line Route For Funeral Procession Of Sailor Slain In Chattanooga Shooting; Wife Sings Song At Funeral She Was Singing When They Met

Thousands of people waving flags and signs again lined the streets and highways of Chattanooga for the second of two local funerals for military personnel slain by a gunman on July 16. And at the funeral service for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith, his wife, Angie, sang the song she was singing the first time they met. She said she was singing "You say it best when ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Who Declared He Was "An Innocent Man" On Child Pornography Charges Gets Conviction, 24-Year Sentence Overturned

The Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a Chattanooga man who claimed at his trial and sentencing that he was wrongfully convicted by a jury of possession and distribution of child pornography. James Paul Lowe had been sentenced in May to serve 24 years in federal prison. After the sentencing, he had bid his family goodbye and told them to ... (click for more)