King, George, Sr.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
George King, Sr.
George King, Sr.

George Ricks King, 81, died on January 24, 2013 at an area health care facility.  

He was born in Leighton, Ala., on May 5, 1931 to the late Freddie Shaw and late Ella Ricks.

He was educated at Howard High School in Chattanooga.  He confessed Jesus Christ and attended Westside Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he served on the Usher Board. George enjoyed driving the church bus and he really enjoyed traveling with his grandson, Edward Rowell.

He worked for DuPont, where he retired after 33 years.

He is survived by his children, daughter, Serepta S.  Rowell; sons, Arlyce D. (Rosyln) King and George M. (Francine) King and George King, Jr.; grandchildren, Edward (Nicole) Rowell, Melvin King, Arlyce King, Jr., Arnesha Davis, Rocshelia King and Shelia Depp; host of great-grandchildren, and the mother of his children, Thelma Tancredi; beloved sisters, Imogene Singleton and Linda Shaw; uncle, Percy (Penny) Ricks; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, at Westside Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon on Thursday, Jan. 31, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ashley, Willie Jr.

Willie Ashley Jr. 85, of Cochran, Georgia, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.   Willie Ashley Jr., retired from U S Pipe in 1992, after 41 years of service. Willie accepted Christ early in life. He attended Mt. Caanan Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pastor Josie Stanley; his sister, Pastor Irene (Stanley) Thomas; brother, Joshua Melvin ... (click for more)

Guerrero, Teresa Charlene Dedmon

Teresa Charlene Dedmon Guerrero, 45, of Alexander, Arkansas, died on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. A native of Ringgold, she had lived in Alexander for the past nine years. Teresa was a former employee of Arkansas Department of Health and a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church in Bryant, Ar. She is survived by her husband, Sean Guerrero of Alexander; parents, Thomas Gordon ... (click for more)

Barker, E.C. (Decatur)

E.C. Barker, 89, of Decatur, Tennessee, died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Born in Wetumpka, AL, he moved to Meigs County in 1985 and retired as an electrician. He was very proud to have served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra Crittenden and Mineola (Welch) Barker; and two sisters, Mineola “Mody” and Geraldine ... (click for more)

Allen, Mary Louise Greene (Trenton)

Mary Louise Greene Allen, 90, of Trenton, Georgia, passed peacefully in the early hours of Saturday, November 28, 2015,  at home in the care of her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leila and Lother Greene; her two sisters, Lois Pauline Greene and Willene Steifel; her beloved brother, Fred Greene; and her darling grandson, Samuel Guinn Allen.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Under Flood Watch Through Wednesday

With a steady rain set to continue through Wednesday, Chattanooga is under a flood watch. Over four inches of rain are expected in some areas. Here is the advisory from the National Weather Service: ...LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... .THE COMBINATION OF DEEP SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE AND A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys $350,000 Home On Sea Haven Drive

Firefighters from Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene of  6329 Sea Haven Drive to find a fire through the roof and a partial collapse of the home on Sunday night. No one was home at the time of the fire. The family was driving home from the Washington, D.C. area after visiting family over the holidays. A dog did expire in the fire. Neighbors had been ... (click for more)