Brown, Lloyd

Monday, January 28, 2013
Lloyd Brown, 86, died peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013 after an extended illness.

Proud of his family's soldiering since the Revolutionary War, he enlisted April 30, 1946, on his 18th birthday, joining the 10th infantry H Company where he received his combat infantryman badge and three major campaign stars. Fighting as a machine gunner through the Ardennes, numerous Rhineland crossings, Austria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, he also fought as part of Patton's Fifth Infantry during the "Battle of the Bulge," receiving a meritorious unit, several expert, and award citations. In Austria, Leland Bell of Clayton, Ga., he and two others captured thirty German soldiers when they was lost but convinced the high school English teacher they were surrounded, for which they were nominated for the Bronze Star. Mr. Brown worked in the Pentagon awaiting deployment to the Pacific when the war ended. His first cousin and best friend, C.L. Leigh, who also served under Patton, drove him back from Fort McPherson into civilian life, Carson-Newman College and a marriage to Audrey Christian, his high school sweetheart. 

Working for a decade at the U.S. Postal Service in Rossville, as chairman of the Fund Raising Committee he mortgaged his first home in order to help build Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist. He worked hard   issuing bonds to build the new church, also serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. 

In 1962, he became a special agent with the Intelligence Division of  the U.S. Treasury in Atlanta where he traced organized crime from the   Northeast into the South, prosecuting major crime figures for tax evasion. He received numerous Special Achievement Awards for celebrated cases.  Trained with the Secret Service in Washington he also participated in several   historical details. Having received his Juris Doctorate and becoming a member of the  American Bar Association in 1974, he retired from the IRS and practiced law in Atlanta and north Georgia, soon returning close to the Chickamauga  Battlefield, home to his Kelly, McDonald, and Brotherton family farms. 

He tirelessly served his community: Commander of VFW Post #5257; numerous Kiwanis awards during his 50-year active participation, (including Kiwanian of the Year in 1998), serving as trustee for several   institutions, and a popular speaker for almost every major civic organization in downtown Chattanooga. Grateful for the New Testament given him as a p.f.c., he frequently witnessed for and worked at numerous Gideon Society events. 

He was selected as Catoosa County's "Veteran of the Year" for his lifelong service to his nation.   Returning to the church he had helped build, he was active in several  building campaigns as well as many other roles, including his involvement  with his beloved Builders Class. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Audrey C. Brown; sisters, Evelyn Morgan (Cad) and Dathyne Covington; his daughter, Christian B. Cundiff (Gary); his granddaughters, Heather Schmidt (Mike)   and Caitlin Anne Cundiff; his great-grandson, Luke Michael Schmidt; niece, Kay (Tim) King; and grand-niece, Kelly (Chris) Nott and great-nephew, Morgan King. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Jason Thomas officiating. Interment will be in National Cemetery. 

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute. 

The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.


Stewart, Carolyn

Carolyn Stewart, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, in a local health care facility.    Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.  (click for more)

Blake, Timm Taylor, Sr.

Timm Taylor Blake, Sr. died on Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Fresno, Ca., to the late Eldon Wilbur and Carolyn Taylor Blake. He was a master mason. Mr. Blake loved the outdoors, hunting, and camping.  He was an avid shooter. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Dixie Blake; children, Carolyn Conoley Blake, Taylor (Marie) Blake Jr., Elliott ... (click for more)

Johnson, Kenneth "Mule" William (LaFayette)

Kenneth "Mule" William Johnson, 76, of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Kenneth was born in Chatsworth, Ga., on March 1, 1941, to the Will A. and Thelma Ingle Johnson. He was their first son of nine children. He was an avid golfer whether it was playing or just watching it. He was of the Baptist faith. Kenneth had a heart of ... (click for more)

Gladson, Connie Sue (Cleveland)

Connie Sue Gladson, 62, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday morning, June 24, 2017, in a Chattanooga hospice. She was born on Feb. 6, 1955, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Chester and Evelyn Mason. She was a faithful member of Samples Memorial Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Danny Gladson, two sons, Jamie Gladson and ... (click for more)

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, Shot Early Sunday Morning

Charles Arthur Kyle, 29, was shot early Sunday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded at 1:30 a.m. to a person who had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital via a personally-owned vehicle. He was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Kyle advised that he was in a physical altercation with another person when he was shot. ... (click for more)

Wilkins Found With 2 Stolen Vehicles After Homeowner Catches Him In Break-In

Authorities said Jesse Lee Wilkins was found with two stolen vehicles after a resident on Thursday caught him stealing items from his residence on Cave Lane. Wilkins, 29, of 2906 E. 43rd St., was charged with aggravated burglary and two counts of theft over $1,000. When deputies arrived on a burglary call, they found Wilkins and the resident standing in the driveway. He said ... (click for more)