Batts, Flossie Donahue

Friday, January 25, 2013
Flossie Batts
Flossie Batts

Flossie Donahue Batts, 75, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  

Flossie was born on May 1, 1937 in Chattanooga, TN.  She became a Christian early in life and was a faithful member of Washington Hills United Methodist Church.

Flossie was a 1956 graduate of Howard High School and received a nursing degree from Grady Memorial in Atlanta.  After 38 years of service, she retired from Moccasin Bend Mental Health Hospital.

Flossie was an avid fan of basketball and football.  She loved her Raiders, The Heat, Georgetown and Clemson.  She also loved cooking, gardening, reading and walking.   On quiet evenings, she enjoyed listening to jazz and Johnny Mathis.  Flossie was also wonderful at the now fading art of cursive penmanship.

Those preceding Flossie in death include her husband, Sully Batts, Sr.; father, Harry Donahue and mother, Willie Lois Donahue.

She is survived by two sons, Sully Donya (Valerie) Batts, Jr., Landis Batts of Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Kristal (Sean) Hacker and Sully Donya Batts, III, both of Chattanooga; one great-granddaughter, Jordyn Hacker; supportive cousin, Venus Lewis; close friends, Joyce Halsey, Pat Woods, Phillip Malone and Antonio Hughes.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Reverend Andrew Frierson, Jr. officiating.  

The body will lie in state after noon on Sunday, Jan. 27, with the family receiving friends from 4–6 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.




Hensley, Goldie Ruth

Goldie  Ruth  Hensley , 84, of Rossville died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born in Graysville, Tn., to the late R.C. and Mollie Dunn. She retired from Red Food Store after 30 years of service there and was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church in Tiftonia. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold C.  Hensley , Sr. Survivors include ... (click for more)

Hicks, Gordon

Gordon Hicks, of Hixson, passed away  Sunday, November 23, 2014 .   He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was married to Letha Elder Hicks for 65 years.   Gordon served in the Army during World War II for three years, worked at 3M for 30 years, and attended  Dallas Bay Baptist Church.   He was preceded in death by his ... (click for more)

Noles, Jeanette J. (Summerville)

Jeanette J. Noles, 80, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Noles was born December 22, 1933, in Centre, Al., daughter of the late J. W. and Naldred Mobbs McGee.  She was of the Holiness Faith, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Best Manufacturing.  In addition to her parents, ... (click for more)

Stone, Patsy Diane (Dalton)

Patsy Diane Stone, 62, of Dalton, GA, passed away on Friday November 21, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family. \ She was the daughter of the late Jack and Vivian Stone; and was also preceded in death by a nephew, Teddy Willden. Patsy is survived by her son, Jody Buckner; grandchildren, Katy Buckner and Brett Buckner; sisters, Faye Hambright and Sandy Stone; mom, ... (click for more)

Dog Saves Woman From Fire At Highway 58 Area

A homeowner reported that her dog saved her life early Friday morning. At 12:52 a.m. , the homeowner called 911 reporting a fire at 8411 Providence Road (Highway 58 area). The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived reporting a log cabin with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire, but it was a challenge due to  ... (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim was inside. The officer followed the car to SkyRidge Medical Center. Several people soon arrived at the ... (click for more)