Tucker, James H. (Cleveland)

Monday, January 28, 2013

James H. Tucker, 85, of Cleveland, TN, died on Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home.

Jim was born in Menlo, GA in 1928. He was married to Frances Ann Sasser Tucker for almost 60 years. Jim enlisted in the Navy at 17, later serving in the Air Force for 20 years. During this time, he and Fran were stationed in Newfoundland, Georgia, England, California, and Nebraska. Upon his military retirement in 1970, Jim and Fran moved to Cleveland TN, assuming the position of Director of the Cleveland Boy’s Club. Jim truly loved Cleveland and the many family and friends in this area where he affectionately became known as “Mr. T.” He and Fran invested their life at the Boy’s Club, which was later named after Jim. He was actively involved with helping establish Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, and was very happy to recently see the 100th house being built for deserving Cleveland residents. Jim was also a strong supporter of United Way, serving in fund raising activities and helping to establish an endowment fund. Jim had also actively supported other community services such as the Optimist Club, and Sertoma Club. 

Jim was an avid outdoorsman having played baseball for the University of Georgia, and pitched until age 37 in Air Force baseball leagues. Golf, tennis and racquetball were also sports he enjoyed. He loved camping and trout fishing with his family. Tellico and Hiwassee Rivers were among their favorite camping spots. Jim and Fran have been active members of Broad Street United Methodist Church since arriving in Cleveland in 1970. The Tucker family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the Cleveland community for the many expressions of love and support. 

Jim was preceded in death by his son, Fred; granddaughter, Keri; two sisters; and three brothers. 

He is survived by his wife, Frances; sons, Tom and wife Gigi of Cumming, GA, Bob and wife Amy of Simpsonville, SC and Jim and wife Sheppard of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jennifer Ann, Laura Elizabeth, MaryBeth, Robert Hamilton, Katie Ann, Nathan Andrew, and Alexandra Rose Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 29, at 11 a.m.at Broad Street United Methodist Church with Reverends Randy Martin, Skip White, and Debbie Stokes officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens concluding with a white dove release ceremony. Serving as pallbearers will be Rob Tucker, Janson Ledford, Jerry Franitza, Ralph Buckner, Jr., Bill Birch, and Freddie Seckinger. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Sain, Elwood Sperry, Bob Taylor, and Chuck Haney. 

The family will receive friends Monday, January 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements, and also 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Tuesday, January 29. 

The family requests memorials be made to Habitat for Humanity or Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Cleveland. 

Hoskins, Willie Ruth Martin (Summerville)

Willie Ruth Martin Hoskins, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  She was the widow of the late Dewey Henry Hoskins and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She retired from the Chattooga County School System.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Conley C. and Connie ... (click for more)

Greene, Alicia LeAnn Fry (Chatsworth)

Alicia LeAnn Fry Greene, 38, of Chatsworth, Georgia, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Alicia was born March 4, 1977 in Dalton. Alicia was employed by Rosedale Transportation as a truck driver. She was preceded in death by grandparents, William A. Sr. and Laura Wheat and Luther and Bessie Fry. She is survived by her parents, Harold and Marlene Wheat Fry; children, ... (click for more)

David W. Moore

David W. Moore,  65, of Hixson, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.    He was born in McMinnville, Tn. David, at the age of 14, was the youngest in Chattanooga to become an Eagle Scout. He was a 1968 graduate of Central High School and a graduate of Tennessee Technological University. David retired from TVA as a senior nuclear reactor operator and after retirement ... (click for more)

Virginia Lynn

Virginia Lynn, 77, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Erlanger Hospital. Virginia was a native of Chattanooga, born on July 1, 1938. She retired with 25 years of service in respiratory care at East Ridge Hospital. Virginia was a fun-loving lady who loved fishing and spending time with her extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, ... (click for more)

County Taking First Step Toward Replacing County Jail Downtown With Workhouse Addition At Silverdale

County officials are taking the first step toward replacing the long-criticized county jail downtown with an addition at the workhouse at Silverdale. The County Commission is set to approve next Wednesday a $150,000 contract for the PFM government financial consulting firm to begin working out the details. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said he believes the move will save the ... (click for more)

Birchwood Residents Organize To Try To Keep Old School

Birchwood residents have organized to try to keep the old Birchwood School that serves as a community center. Jason Wright, who said he is an alumnus of the school and recently moved his family back home, said the community is concerned over the possibility of the county tearing the school down. He said he was advised that the boiler in the old school has stopped working and ... (click for more)