Preston, C. Henry

Longtime Pastor At East Ridge Baptist Church

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Rev. C. Henry Preston
Rev. C. Henry Preston

Rev. C. Henry Preston, 100, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, January 28, 2013. 

He was born in Dublin, Tx., to Charles and Stacey Preston.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Katherine F. Preston, one brother and six sisters.

Brother Henry had been in the ministry for over 75 years. He was a graduate of Carson Newman College and Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary.  He was the pastor of churches in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.  Brother Preston was twice the pastor of East Ridge Baptist Church for a total ministry there of 37 years until he retired in 1978.  He was an active member of Ridgedale Baptist Church where he was associate teacher in the Adult One Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his two sons, Charles (Sherry) Preston of Harrison, and Tommy (Jana) Preston of Ooltewah; one daughter, Mrs. Carol (Wayne) MacKintosh of Dandridge, Tn.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Preston of Birmingham, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Ridgedale Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Owens, Reverend Larry Williams and Reverend Chris Gaither officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult One Sunday School Class and the Hamilton County Baptist Ministerial Association.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road, and from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgedale Baptist Church 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

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


Wimberly, Wanda Fay Hartline

Wanda   Fay  Hartline  Wimberly , 71, of Rossville, died on Monday, November 24, 2014. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed playing Bingo, loved puzzles and enjoyed working in her flower garden. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew ... (click for more)

Gates, Cecil Willard

Cecil Willard Gates, 89, of Soddy Daisy, died on on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at his residence.  Mr. Gates was a faithful member of Daisy Church of God, Volunteer Masonic Lodge #549, Daisy Masonic Lodge 706, Hixson Order of the Eastern Star 310, and the Scottish Rite.  He had been a 50-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 917. ... (click for more)

Kennett, Elizabeth Evergreen (Summerville)

Elizabeth Evergreen Kennett, 79, of Summerville, GA, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014, in a Rome hospital. Born in Fort Payne, AL on April 4, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Milford and Maggie Eller Butler, and was a member of the Harrell Street Church of God. She was preceded in death by first husband, Raymond Kennett; and four brothers, Archie Butler, Earnest ... (click for more)

Parker, Margaret Louise (Trion)

Margaret Louise Parker, 83, of Trion, GA, passed away Saturday, November 22,  2014 at her residence after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Parker was born April 3, 1931 in Topeka, KS and moved to Georgia with her husband and young family in 1961. Mrs. Parker was a lifelong homemaker and an accomplished seamstress; was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; and faithfully served ... (click for more)

2 Chattanooga Bounty Hunters In Jail After Man They Sought Not Home And They Take His Wife

Two Chattanooga bounty hunters are in jail near Atlanta after police said they took a man's wife away in handcuffs after the man they were seeking was not home. Khalil Abdullah and Kevin Roberson were charged with kidnapping, false arrest and false imprisonment. In an incident in Gwinnett County, police said the pair broke into a home wielding guns and found the man they were ... (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting; Victim Dies

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road. The sheriff's office said Sunday night that the victim had died. The victim's name has not yet been released.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim ... (click for more)