York, Nathan L.

French Teacher Was Graduate Of Ridgeland High School

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nathan L. York, 39, of Rossville, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in a local hospital.

Nathan was a 1991 graduate of Ridgeland High School, received his B.A. degree from Mercer University, his master’s from Ole Miss, and was in the process of receiving his doctorate degree.  He was a French professor at Rice University and taught English in Lyon, France for several years. Nathan was inspired to teach French from his teacher, Ms. Hull.  

He attended the Fort Oglethorpe Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and had a passion for God, writing poetry, learning and teaching.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy York, grandmother, Janie Louise Brown, and infant twin sisters, Jennie Lynn and Sue Ann York.

Survivors include his mother, Rebecca York of Rossville; half-brothers, Paul and Mark York; paternal grandparents, Harley and Corrinne York; aunts and uncles, Linda, Tommy, and Wanda York, Carl and Billie Foster, Kathryn and Kenneth Christopher, Teresa Phillips, Juanita Tracy, Jean and Jr. Osborne, Kenneth and Janice Shrader, Alford and Gean Phillips, Jessie and Cynthia Phillips; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Pastors Terry Phillips and Raymond Blevins officiating.  Burial will follow in Payne’s Gap Cemetery, Flat Rock, Ala.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit lane-southcrestchapel.com.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3–8 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.



Elliott, Wynona Dorothy

Dorothy Wynona Elliott, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday May 17 2018. Ms. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, where she loved to attend the Kleiner-Meadows Sunday School Class. Ms. Elliott was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hill; mother, Dorothy Mason; brothers, Donald Hill and Robert Hill, Jr.;  ... (click for more)

Ward, Claudia Louise

Claudia Louise Ward, 74, of Rossville, passed away May 17th, 2018 in a local hospital. Claudia was a former employee of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Elva Saunders; a brother, Thomas Saunders; and two sisters, Peggy Halen and Silky Bibbo. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James E. Ward; her children, James ... (click for more)

Baker, Leon Marcus (Dalton)

Leon Marcus Baker, 56, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Dalton.  Leon was born on Feb. 4, 1962 in Harlan County, Ky., a son of the late Clyde and Lena May Smith Baker. Leon was a 1980 graduate of the Harlan Independent High School in Harlan, Ky.  Following school, he proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.  ... (click for more)

Darden, Vicky Junell (Summerville)

Vicky Junell Darden, age 59, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away May 19, 2018. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia (click for more)

City Stormwater Board Approves Water Quality And Development Fee Increases

The city Stormwater Regulations Board on Monday recommended that the city approve water quality and land development increases sought by the Berke administration, though board members said there had not been enough time for the board and the public to study the fee hikes. Bill Payne, city engineer, said the water quality fee increase would amount to an average $11 per year per ... (click for more)

Blakemore Gets 23-Year Prison Term For Selling Heroin That Caused Death Of Red Bank Man

Federal Judge Sandy Mattice on Monday sentenced Darius Jermaine Blakemore to 23 years in federal prison for selling heroin to a Red Bank man who overdosed and died.   Blakemore, 29, had gone to trial on the case, but it was announced in the middle of the trial that both sides had agreed to the 23-year term. Blakemore had faced 30 years to life.   Blakemore ... (click for more)