King, Tommy Lee

Monday, January 14, 2013
Tommy King
Tommy King


Tommy Lee King, 62, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Hospice of Chattanooga facility, surrounded by his loving family. 

Tommy was born to the now deceased biological parents, Bernie Lee King and Rosetta Fears King,

He earned his GED and received certificates in Data Processing in Nashville. Tommy formerly worked for Royal Construction in sales and The Brass Register as a cook. Tommy accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He fought a good fight and won the battle.

He was preceded in death by his legal guardians and parents, Alice and Jamie Brewer; brother, Albert Frederick Brewer; grandparents, Albert “Boss” and Amy King, Mary Lee and John T. Boyd. 

He is survived by a devoted fiancée, Ms. Annie ”Flo” Williams; sons, Monty Powell, Baltimore, MD; Tommy Ryals, Atlanta; a daughter, Tanya  Reese, Brooklyn, NY; granddaughters Laura Powell, Audrey Powell, of Bronx, NY and Cheyenne Powell of Milwaukee, WI; grandsons, Aunique Walker, York, PA; and Keylan Ryals, Atlanta; brothers, Bernard T. (Faye) King, Sr. and Lamar (Avis) King; all of Chattanooga; sisters, Amanda ”Vickie” Mathis and Ola Frances (Glen) Scruggs; aunts, Dollie Graham and Lanetta (Ted) Eaton; of Chattanooga, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends close friend, Eric Wilkson.

Tommy's family is grateful to Dr. Vaishali R. Doshi, MD Oncologist for her care shown throughout his illness and especially to his Fiancée Ms Annie “Flo” Williams who loved and cared for him; to Pastor Kevin L. Adams Sr.; Minister Steve Trimble, Mr. Neoplean Williams, Elder Sandra Barlette, Rev. Harold K. Lester, Bro. Alzo Arnold, and many others for their prayers and support during Tommy’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Benevolence Ministry of Olivet Baptist Church in Memory of Tommy Lee King.

A celebration of Tommy's life will be held at the Olivet Baptist Church, 740 East Martin Luther King  Blvd., 423 266-8709 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Adams, Sr., officiating.   The burial will take place following the funeral at Highland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.


Tommy King
Tommy King

Dale, Holland "Leon"

Holland “Leon” Dale, 80, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Friday, February 5, 2016.  Mr. Dale was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church.  He was an agent for the Life Insurance Company of Georgia for over 30 years, as well as a part-time photographer.  He made the President’s Club several times during his career at Life of Georgia, which was their highest honor. ... (click for more)

Hammond, Mark

Mark Hammond, 47, died on  Saturday, February 6, 2016  at his residence.   Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Lane, Mary Elizabeth (Cleveland)

Mary Elizabeth Lane, 80, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016. She was born on June 4, 1935 to the late William Horace and Louise Elizabeth Coker. Mary was a lifelong resident of this area. She was an avid gardener and loved cooking, fishing, and all kinds of sports. Above all things, however, she loved her family and spending time with them.  ... (click for more)

McClure, Janette Cheek (Delano)

Janette Cheek McClure, 83, of Delano, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 6, 1932 to the late William F. and Stella Lou Cheek. Janette was a lifelong resident of Polk County where she served as a teacher in the Polk County School System for 42 years. She was also an avid reader and a member of Wetmore ... (click for more)

Arrests Made In Connection With Fire At Brainerd Trophy Shop

Fire investigators Captain Moore and Captain McElvain made two arrests Friday night in connection with the fire at the Brainerd Trophy Shop that occurred  on Friday  morning. Gene Wegg and Pamela McNabb, have been arrested and charged with arson by the Chattanooga Fire Department. The two allegedly broke into the Brainerd Trophy Shop and set fire to the building, ... (click for more)

TBI Case Leads To Charges For Woman In Death Of Whitwell Boy

A joint investigation by special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Whitwell Police Department has resulted in charges for a Whitwell woman in connection to the death of her boyfriend’s son. At the request of 12 th  District Attorney J. Michael Taylor, TBI apecial agents began investigating the death of six-year-old Lucas Michael Dillon on March 29, ... (click for more)