Dekle, Madge Bates

Retired From Bureau Of Indian Affairs And Social Security Administration

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Madge Dekle
Madge Dekle

Madge Bates Dekle died on January 6, 2013 at her home in Hixson, Tennessee, with her loving son, John Bates and family at her side. 

She was retired from the U.S. government having worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Social Security Administration.

Madge was born in Lead Hill, Ar., on Nov. 2, 1919. She was the last surviving child of James Edgar and Paretell (Green) Manley. Madge was very proud of her Cherokee Indian White River Band Heritage. She is the widow of John Bartley Bates and the mother of Pamela Bates Draudt, deceased. 

She will be sadly missed by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Kay Bates of Hixson; Peter and Michael Draudt of Pine, Co.; Jim, Angie, and Sydney Bates of Redondo Beach, Ca.; Michelle Bates of Hixson; Angela, Michael, and Patrick Wade of Chattanooga; John Paul Bates of Hixson; Amy, Jon Paul, Ashley, and Taylor Ray of Sale Creek; Larry and Joyce Foster of Ringgold; Ed, Marge, Connor, and Chris Deverell of Little Silver, N.J.; Myra Center of Ringgold; Chub and Donna Ensminger of Hixson; John and Judy Kemp of Hixson; Jim and Jane Ensminger of Galion, Oh.; Tony and Donna Carter of Dayton, Tn.; her devoted companion “Buffy”; friends and family at Sale Creek First Baptist Church and the many other people she touched throughout her life.

Services will be on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Sale Creek First Baptist Church at 3 p.m.. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sale Creek First Baptist Church – Building Fund, P. O. Box 502, Sale Creek, Tn. 37373.

Special thanks to Christina, Kevin, Morgan, Connie, Teresa, Scott and staff at Avalon Hospice for their unselfish love and support.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.

 


Flippin, Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony Flippin was born on October 7, 1956 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Charles W. Flippin Sr. and Maggie Kemp Flippin. He departed this life on Saturday April 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maggie Kemp Flippin, sister, Regina Flippin Martin, brothers, Charles W. Flippin Jr., Rashad Flippin, and Lebrone Flippin. He loved and admired his former ... (click for more)

Brandenburg, Kenneth Earl

Kenneth Earl Brandenburg, 79, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, passed away peacefully at the Hospice of Chattanooga Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on April 9, 2017.  He was born in Mt. Sterling, Ky., to parents, Kenneth C. and Mary Belle (Rice) Brandenburg, and was raised in Kentucky, Georgia, and New Jersey.  He attended the University of Kentucky and Georgia Tech, ... (click for more)

Hawkins, Leonard Briten (LaFayette)

Leonard Briten Hawkins, 66 of Lafayette, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hawkins was born in Lafayette, GA on May 12, 1950, to the late Oscar Daniel Hawkins and Jannie Lou Adams Broadrick; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Debra Hawkins; sister, Louise Robinson; and a brother, Henry Hawkins. He worked as a mechanic and could repair ... (click for more)

Drywater, George Jr. (Dalton)

George Drywater, Jr., 65, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Kathy Drywater of Dalton; mother, Harriet Lee of Ft. Worth, TX; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shannon and Michael Thurman of Dalton and Stacy Drywater of Knoxville, TN; son and daughter-in-law, David and Dana Hughes of ... (click for more)

Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Predatory Law Firm Targeting Grieving Families

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III on Wednesday announced the filing of a lawsuit against a Texas law firm, its sole attorney, and two investigators working for the firm, in connection with the tragic Woodmore Elementary bus crash. The civil enforcement action, filed in Hamilton County Chancery Court, alleges that the Witherspoon Law Group PLLC, based in Dallas, ... (click for more)

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Leads To 1 Of The Largest Meth Seizures In Hamilton County

Agents with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Operations Division, along with personnel from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Chattanooga Police Department and the DEA, arrested Mathew Turner, of Chattanooga, in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express in Tiftonia on Tuesday night.     A search of Turner’s vehicle revealed approximately ... (click for more)