Epperson, James H. (Cleveland)

Friday, January 25, 2013

James H. Epperson, 88, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in a local health care facility. 

He was a veteran of the US Navy where he proudly served his country. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Epperson was a well known auto dealer in the Cleveland area for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and talking about his past and his family members. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Epperson and Martha Stanton Epperson; grandson, Jackie Epperson; sisters, Peggy Marr, Ruth Trimm and Virginia Tinsley. 

Survivors include his wife, Jean “Kid” Epperson of Cleveland; children, Betty Ann (Bobby) Hodges, Judy (Tommy) Standridge, all of Cleveland, Gary (Sandy) Epperson of Charleston, Terry Epperson and Brittany Epperson of Cleveland; grandchildren, Jamie Norman, Jason Woodall, April Meeks, Jennifer Gibby, Tonia Lawson and Gary Epperson, Jr.; several great-grandchildren; sister, Sofia Jane Tucker; brothers, Donald Epperson and Mart Allen Epperson; and special friends, Howard and Debra Thompson. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Dr. Jay McCluskey officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with military honors. Gary Epperson, Sr., Bryan Meeks, Gary Epperson, Jr., Jason Woodall, Matthew Meeks and Wendell Dixon will serve as pallbearers. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony. 

His family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 25 at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.


Smith, Katherine Rains (Dunlap)

Katherine Rains Smith, 92, of Dunlap, TN, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at her home. She was born in Bledsoe County on March 29, 1922 and was a member of the Church of Christ since age 18. Ms. Smith retired from TVA with 38 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Lee Smith; parents, Alfred and Maude Austin Rains; sister, ... (click for more)

Wallace, Ricky Lynn (Dunlap)

Ricky Lynn Wallace, 51, of Dunlap, TN, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend who will be deeply missed.  Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Wallace; and his uncle, Kelly Wallace.  Survivors include his wife, Scarlet Wallace; son, Hunter Wallace; mother, Shirley Kilgore ... (click for more)

Mary "Susie" Lawson Doyle

Mary  "Susie" Lawson  Doyle , 48, of Rossville, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. She was raised in the Flintstone area and had lived in the North Georgia for most of her life. She was of the Christian faith and was previously employed with Erlanger Medical Center as a CNA for more than 29 years. She was a loving and devoted sister, wife and mother who will be ... (click for more)

John "Ralph" Price, Jr.

John “Ralph” Price, Jr., 68, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.   Ralph was born in Chattanooga and was retired from the U.S. Navy and also retired from Transportation Brokerage business after 23 years. He was a graduate of City High School class of 1965.  He also served and was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 203, Associates ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)