Smith, Kathe

Friday, January 4, 2013
Kathe Smith
Kathe Smith

Kathe Smith “Avon Lady”, 76, of Rossville, died on Friday, January 4, 2013.  

She was a native of Germany and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville area since 1963.  She was a well-known Avon representative having sold Avon in this area for over 40 years.  

She was preceded in death by her two sisters in Germany, and she was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include her spouse, Amos Beason of Rossville; three children, Linda (Arlon) Brown of Ringgold, Ida (James) Rogers of Dayton, Tn., and Edwin Smith of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel. Interment will follow in the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Hale, Eula May "Totsie" Smith

Eula May “Totsie” Smith Hale, 102, of Chattanooga, died on  Thursday, November 26, 2015 .  Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. (click for more)

Mathena, Shayne Eugene

Shayne Eugene Mathena, 55, of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.  Shayne was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Shayne loved the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Minnesota Vikings. He loved to travel with his family and see new places. He was a long time member at Moriah Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, and served as treasurer for ... (click for more)

West, Charles Grady (Trenton)

Charles Grady West, 80, of Trenton, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, November 24, 2015 surrounded by family. He was retired from Central Soya Feedmill after many years of service. He enjoyed being in the outdoors whether being in the garden or on the Riverbanks fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Edna West; wife, Billie Wheeler ... (click for more)

Love, Catherine Louise (Cleveland)

Catherine Louise Love, 63, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at the family residence. She was of the Baptist faith.    She was preceded in death by her parents, James Phillip Caylor and Alfreda Brown Caylor; her former spouse and father to her children, Thomas Beck; three brothers, James P. Caylor, David Caylor and John Caylor; ... (click for more)

Christina Strickland, 35, Shot On Thursday

Christina Strickland, 35, was shot on Thursday.  Chattanooga Police were informed that a shooting victim had arrived by personal vehicle at a local hospital. A Violent Crimes investigator responded and interviewed her. She  suffered a single non-life threatening injury to the ankle. She  was unable to provide any information about her location when she was injured ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)