Baker, Nina Margaret (Cleveland)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Nina Margaret Baker, 70, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in a local hospital. 

Mrs. Baker was the daughter of the late Joy Longley Bivens and Kenneth Bivens; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Baker; and her maternal grandparents, George and Chassie Longley.

Mrs. Baker was a graduate of Charleston High School. She was retired from Hardwick Clothes as a seamstress with 45 years of service. She enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens Center, Lady Vols Basketball, riding in the mountains and she enjoyed listening to the “Roaring 50’s” Singing Group. Most of all she enjoyed being with her family. Mrs. Baker was a member of the Bethel Baptist Tabernacle.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda McDaniel Baker and her husband Douglas, Sharon Morrison and her husband Kevin all of Cleveland; her son, Reverend John Bivens and his wife Patti also of Cleveland; her grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley and Zachary Morrison, Ryan and Kyle Baker all of Cleveland; her brother, George Thomas of Decatur; her nephew, Cody Thomas and his wife Emily; and her cousins, Nancy Shannon and her husband Jerry, Tyler Shannon, Brad Shannon and his wife Carmen.

The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Saturday, January 5 at 11 a.m. from the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Reverend Floyd Boggess and Reverend John Bivens officiating. Interment will follow in the Samples Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery with Kile Baker, Ryan Baker, Zakery Morrison, Ronnie Haney, Danny Haney and Kieth Thompson serving as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Friday, January 4 at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who has charge of the arrangements.


Johnson, Ina Fay Ewton (Dunlap)

Ina Fay Ewton Johnson, 69, of Dunlap died on Saturday, May 27, 2017, after a brief illness.  Ina Fay was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Dorthy Skyles Ewton, grandson, J.T. Holloway, great-grandson, Brayden Morgan, brothers, Alton, Thomas, Marvin, Jess Daniel Ewton, nephew, Thomas David Ewton.  Survivors include her daughter, Wanda (Allen) Hancock, ... (click for more)

Wilson, Max Alexander (Trion)

Max Alexander Wilson, 77, of Rose Circle, Trion, Georgia, passed away Sunday morning at his residence.   A native of Chattooga County, Mr. Wilson was born to the late Milton Everett and Kay Nell Alexander Wilson on Feb. 14, 1940.  Mr. Wilson was retired over-the-road truck driver and operated his own construction company. He is survived by his wife, Marsha ... (click for more)

Sarah Thompson Gilman

Sarah Thompson Gilman, 99, of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, died on May 26, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Sarah Cooper Holtzclaw and T.C. Thompson Jr.  Both of her grandfathers, the late T.C. Thompson and the late Dr. Cooper Holtzclaw were prominent Chattanooga citizens and greatly beloved.  Mrs. Gilman was preceded in death by her husband, William ... (click for more)

John Aaron Swafford, Jr.

Chattanooga-area businessman and minister, John Aaron Swafford, Jr., 85, died peacefully on  Thursday  afternoon, May 25, 2017. He was born on Oct. 13, 1931, in South Pittsburg, to the late John Aaron and Ida Graham Swafford. The youngest of six children, it was often said that his siblings— Howard, Rosa Lee, Geneva, Ruby, and Ruth—seldom allowed his feet to touch ... (click for more)

Richard Anderson, 29, Struck And Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153

Richard Anderson II, 29, was killed Friday night, while trying to cross Highway 153.   Chattanooga Police responded at 11:36 p.m. to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck.   A Honda Civic driven by Kelsey Hamilton, 20, was traveling southbound on Highway 153 in the middle lane with other traffic in adjacent lanes.   Mr. Anderson, wearing ... (click for more)

Eppard, 32, Charged With Aggravated Statutory Rape After 17-Year-Old He Was Living With Has Baby

Police have charged 32-year-old Anthony John Eppard with aggravated statutory rape after the 17-year-old girl he was living with had a baby. Officers were called to a civil dispute on Hillsview Drive on March 8. It was then found that the girl was living at the residence. She could not supply the name of next of kin or a legal guardian. The girl was placed in state custody, ... (click for more)