Bost, Deborah Humphreys

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Deborah Bost
Deborah Bost

Deborah Humphreys Bost, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Deborah was born on Aug. 7, 1957, in Chattanooga. Upon graduating from court reporting school, Deborah moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue her career, taking Senate hearings and later working for the American Trucking Company. While in Washington, Deborah met her husband, Alden Bost, eventually married there, and later gave birth to their daughter, Rikki.

The family finally settled in Chattanooga. As for everyone who knew Deborah knows, she had a taste for the finer things in life.  She was able to display this quality while managing her family-run upscale ladies boutique, Hamrick’s of Chattanooga. Deborah spent her days loving her family, volunteering for various organizations, and eventually, discovering her love of tennis. Deborah instantly became a stand-out on the tennis court as well as a stand out among friends – contributing her time, energy and devotion to always providing encouragement and a willing ear.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Owens and her father, Mr. James Hamrick.

Deborah is survived by her mother, Barbara Hamrick; husband, Alden Bost; daughter, Rikki Craven and husband, Brian Craven of Columbia, S.C.; brothers, Rick Hamrick and Jason Hamrick; and the apple of her eye, her granddaughter, Sloane Craven.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel with Pastor Chris Gaither officiating.  Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, and two hour before services on Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343. 

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


Durham, Mary Christine

Mary Christine Durham, 85 of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Mary was born in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Central High School. She was a longtime member of Tyner United Methodist Church. Mary was active in the Hickory Valley Garden Club and enjoyed sewing. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, David ... (click for more)

Walker, Benny

Benny Walker, 55, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory at the end of historic Missionary Ridge Rossville. (click for more)

Hawkins, Hubert Lee (Tunnel Hill)

Hubert Lee Hawkins, 81, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia died on Thursday, April 24, 2014. A native of Rising Fawn, he had lived in the Catoosa County area for more than 65 years. He was a retired employee of Standard Coosa Thatcher where he worked for more than 30 years and was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church where he formerly served as deacon. He was preceded in death by his ... (click for more)

Billingsley, Norma Louise Turner (Jasper)

Norma Louise Turner Billingsley, 93, formerly of Jasper, Tennessee, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Salisbury, North Carolina. The daughter of the late Claude and Mae Turner, she was a member of the Jasper Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lester Billingsley. She is survived by her children, Dwight (Susie) Billingsley, Frank (Sarah) ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced Thursday that Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., is his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)