Smith, William F. (Trion)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

William F. Smith, 93, of Trion, GA, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013.  

Mr. Smith was born in Coal Valley, Walker County, AL on October 2, 1919 to John Moody Smith and Alma Green Smith. Mr. Smith served in the United States Army for 21 years (1941-1962), retiring with the rank of Specialist First Class E-7.  He served in New Guinea, Island of Morti, Phillippines, Korea, Okinawa and Germany.  While servivng in Korea in 1950, he was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and Bronze Star with valor.  In Germany he was awarded the 28th United States Army Artillery Group Certificate of Achievement for outstanding performance of duty as Hercules Fire Control Platoon Sergeant during the period March 14, 1960 to October 27, 1960.  After retiring from the United States Army, he worked in the oil fields in Oklahoma until he moved to Trion, GA in 1986. Bill married Mamie B. Airington on July 5, 1947.  Mamie died in January 1980 after an extended illness.  Bill married Madge Lee Howell on July 18, 1986.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mamie B. Smith; son, James William Smith; son-in-law, Bill Sturdivant; parents, John Moody Smith and Alma Green Smith; brothers, Lester, John and Bobby Ray; and sisters, Lounell and Doris Jean.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Madge Howell Smith; his daughter, Susan Sturdivant of Ratcliff City, OK; grandchildren, Kelly (Butch) Scifres of Ringling, OKa, Gilbert Sturdivant and Keri (Clifford) Self of Alma, OK; four great-grandchildren; his brother, Franklin D. Smith of Llano, TX; and sister, Betty Sue Brusenhan of Andrew, TX.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, at West Hill Cemetery, Trion, with Rev. Robert Patterson officiating.  

The family will receive friends at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements, one hour prior to the service.


Harris, Ina Lee Creasman Tanner (Dayton)

Ina Lee Creasman Tanner Harris, 81, of Dayton, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at home. She was a mother, sister, granny, aunt, and cousin.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Alberta Creasman; father, Joe Creasman; sons, Donnie, Charles, and David Tanner; brother, Wilfred Creasman; first husband, Joe Tanner; and second husband, Andrew Harris.  ... (click for more)

Torrey, Richard "Rick" Sr. (Dunlap)

Richard   "Rick"   Torrey   Sr ., of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. He was an aircraft mechanic retired from the United States Navy. Rick was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Torrey .  Survivors include his son,  Richard   Torrey  Jr., of Fort Worth, TX; step-daughter, Frances Fox, of ... (click for more)

Dorothy "Corky" Bridge

Dorothy “Corky” Bridge, 86, of Chattanooga, died at Morning Pointe of Hixson on Thursday, May 28, 2015.   Corky was a Red Cross Volunteer and she volunteered at Memorial Hospital for over 30 years. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church.   Corky was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Bridge and her son, William “Scooter” ... (click for more)

Lisa Burkhart Levi

Lisa Burkhart Levi, 44, of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in a local hospital. Lisa was born in Heidelberg, Germany, she also resided in Hawaii and Texas before moving to Chattanooga in her early teen years.  She had been in the insurance business for the past 28 years and was currently employed with Weeks and Peters Insurance Company. A 1988 graduate ... (click for more)

Work To Start Later This Year On Major Reworking Of U.S. 27 Downtown; 31 Walls To Be Erected As Cameron Hill Faces More Cuts

Work is set to start later this year on the $80 million reworking of U.S. 27 in downtown Chattanooga. TDOT's Jennifer Flynn said all the right of way has been acquired and construction bids are tentatively scheduled to be opened in August.  The 1.4-mile project includes U.S. 27 from I-24 to south of the Olgiati Bridge.  Work was completed earlier this year on ... (click for more)

3 Finalists For Criminal Court Judge Get Interviews With Governor Haslam On Monday

The three finalists for Criminal Court judge, Division II, are set to be interviewed by Governor Bill Haslam on Monday. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on April 9, then submitted the names of Mike  Little, Leslie Longshore and Boyd Patterson. The vacancy was created when Judge Rebecca Stern announced that she was retiring prior to the end of her term. ... (click for more)