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


Simmons, Jerry Paul

Jerry   Paul   Simmons,  55, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Friday, January 23, 2015. He was born in Rossville, to the late Calvin Woodrow & Doris Evelyn West  Simmons . He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was self-employed in construction work. He was a member of Duncan Park Baptist Church in East Ridge. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, ... (click for more)

Pankey, Mary

Mary Pankey, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at a local hospital. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton. (click for more)

Gilley, Clyde "Rick" (Chickamauga)

Clyde  "Rick"  Gilley , 62, of Chickamauga, died on Friday, January 23, 2015. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Christian faith. He was the previous owner and operator of High Point Golf Course in Chickamauga for more than 20 years and truly enjoyed playing, singing and listening to Honky Tonk music. He was a loving and devoted ... (click for more)

Gore, James Gordon (Pikeville)

James Gordon Gore, 70, of Pikeville, TN, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015. James was employed both with Sell’s Building Supply and with London’s furniture for several years. He enjoyed fishing, taking walks, and riding 4-wheelers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Nellie Gore; and two brothers, Ray and Clarence Gore. He is survived by his wife, Barbara ... (click for more)

Investigators Found Trail Of Blood, Beer Bottles Near Site Of Slaying Of Riverman

An investigator said a trail of blood and beer bottles was near where the lifeless body of 46-year-old Donald Rogers was found in an aluminum fishing boat on April 24, 2012. Detective Robin Langford said when he arrived at the site by boat docks off Johnson Road the body was still in the boat. He said the victim's head and arms were over the side of the boat. Chance Loftis, ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)