Searing, Russell Warren (Whitwell)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Russell Warren Searing, 89, of Whitwell, TN, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Grandview Medical Center.

Mr. Searing was a veteran of the U S Army, who served his county as a medic during World War II. He was a retired roofer and former resident of Arkansas, before moving to Tennessee to be near this daughter and grandchildren. 

He was born in Chicago, IL on June 20, 1923, the son of the late Thomas Paul and Josephine Augusta Stauber Searing; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Dotson Searing; daughter, Alice May Katralis; brothers, Paul George, Thomas Joseph and Richard Searing; sister, Alice Searing Muscarello; and grandson, Michael William Smith.

He is survived by his daughters, Gail Searing Hiefke and Sharon Lee Searing Smith; grandchildren, Paula Smith, Cassandra hill, Crystal Meeks, Ellen, Peter, and Patricia Katralis and Amanda Callham; and great-grandchildren, Brianna Meeks, Cale Smith, Hannah Meeks, Emma, Matthew and Ryan Callham.

There were no formal service or visitation held at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Tate Funeral Home.


Evans, Ja Coby Demarrge (Summerville)

Ja Coby Demarrge Evans, 30, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Monday, October 20, 2014 at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born Dec. 29, 1983, in Rome, Ga., the son of Stacey Dimaggio Evans and Monica Diane Ford. Ja Coby was educated in the Chattooga County School System and graduated in 2005.  He was a member of the Mount Zion Church in Coosa, Ga., where he attended regularly. ... (click for more)

Young, James Pete (LaFayette)

James Pete Young, o f Lafayette, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton. (click for more)

Mary Frances Henry Carpenter

Mary Frances Henry Carpenter, 91, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Berry, Al. She was a retired real estate broker and the owner of Carpenter Realtors for 50 years. She was a member of Kings Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elmer Carpenter, Jr.; her parents, Taylor E. Henry and Gertrude ... (click for more)

William "Bill" B. Martin, Jr.

William “Bill” B. Martin, Jr.,  88, of Chattanooga, died peacefully on  Thursday, October 23, 2014  surrounded by his family at his home.  A native of Knoxville, he attended Georgia Tech on the GI Bill.  After serving a short time in the United States Navy, while at Georgia Tech he was elected president of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.  Upon ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firm Gets $1,010,000 Contract For Overseeing VW Expansion For New SUV Line

A Chattanooga firm is getting the contract for overseeing the construction work for the new SUV line at the Volkswagen plant. Officials said the EMJ Corporation has been selected for the project that will give a new surge of activity and employment at the plant at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. The work includes additions to the body shop and tech center and adding ... (click for more)

Man Airlifted To Erlanger After Early Morning Crash In Bradley County

Bradley County EMS responded to an early morning crash Thursday at 7 a.m. at the intersection of Lauderdale Memorial Highway and Walker Valley Road in Charleston. Three ambulances and an EMS supervisor responded to the scene. There were three vehicles involved and one car left the roadway.   One adult man suffered serious injuries and it was determined that he needed ... (click for more)