Miller, William T. Sr. (Ocoee)

Monday, January 28, 2013

William T. “Bill” Miller Sr., 78, of Ocoee, TN, died Thursday afternoon, January 24, 2013 in a local hospital. 

Jack, as he was known to friends, was the son of the late Eunice Wise Miller and Bascom Lee Miller; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Louise Miller; his sister, Annie Merle Miller; and his brother, Franklin D. Miller.

Mr. Miller was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Army. He was a roofer most of his life and he retired from Parris Roofing after many years of service. He loved being with his family and being a grandfather. Mr. Miller was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughters, Elaine Shaw of Collegedale and Lorie Caldwell and her husband David of Cleveland; his son, Bill Miller Jr. and his wife Theresa of Ocoee; his eight grandchildren; his 14 great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Frances Harrold and her husband Berlie of McKinney, TX; his brothers, Leamon Lee Miller and Jimmy Miller both of Sampson, AL and Benny Ray Miller of Huntsville, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Monday, January 29 at 2 p.m. from the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Reverend T. M. Shaw and Reverend Donald Ross officiating. Interment will follow in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Polk County with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Military honors will be given. 

The Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of the arrangements. 


Jones, Opal O. (Benton)

Opal O. Jones, 73, of Benton, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga. She loved to clean and cook. Her family’s Thanksgiving meal was not complete without her delicious dressing. While working as the cafeteria custodian at Benton Elementary and Polk County High School, 13 years, she took great pride in having seen a class complete their ... (click for more)

Hubbard, Revecca Viola (Dunlap)

Rebecca Viola Hubbard, 37, of Dunlap, TN, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was of the Church of God faith. She loved the outdoors, particularly fishing and camping. Rebecca also enjoyed sports of all types. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Russell Hubbard; and her paternal grandparents, John and Viola Hubbard. She ... (click for more)

Thomas "Tom" W. Bright, Sr.

Thomas “Tom” W. Bright, Sr.,  95, of Hixson, died and was reunited with his wife on  Saturday, March 28, 2015 .   Tom was born on June 13, 1919 in Rockwood, TN, to the late John and Annie Bright. He served our country in the United States Army during World War II. Tom and his late wife owned and operated Bright’s Home Fashion for 26 years. He was a member ... (click for more)

Charles Hoyt Griffin

Charles Hoyt Griffin, 81, of Hixson, died on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in a local hospital. Mr. Griffin was retired from TVA with 32 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Lavern Griffin; son, Chuck (Jill) Griffin, Knoxville; three daughters, Linda (Rodney) Tabor, Knoxville; Karen (Andy) Cox, ... (click for more)

Hard Freeze Predicted In The Area For Saturday Night

Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday night to 28 degrees or less. Here is the latest report from the National Weather Service:  HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ SUNDAY... * EVENT... A HARD FREEZE EXPECTED WITH LOWS FROM THE TEENS NORTH TO THE UPPER 20S SOUTH LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Shooting On Sixth Avenue Had Been Shot Himself Last Week; Police Say Incident "Part Of Gang War"

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sixth Avenue Court on Thursday afternoon was shot himself earlier this month. O'Shae Kadaris Smith, 20, of 2114 E. 12th St., is also charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was one of two people shot on Rawlings Street on March 16. Kendre Allen, ... (click for more)