Strickland, Mary Joyce Albritton (Cleveland)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mary Joyce Albritton Strickland, 71, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the family residence. 

She was the daughter of the late Luther F. and Charlcie Hicks Albritton; and was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James Rockland “J.R." Strickland; her sisters, Adessa Theodocia Graig, Mamie Sue Burnette and Angie Dean Green; and one brother, Eldon John Albritton.

Mrs. Strickland was a health care professional retiring from Bradley Memorial hospital with over 32 years of service and she was a member of the Samples Memorial Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Sonya Rymer and her husband Gary of Cleveland; sons, Eldon Shane Strickland of Cleveland and Jimmy Strickland and his wife Shanda of Chattanooga; grandchildren, James R. “Jimmy” Strickland Cleveland, Michael J. Strickland of Meigs County, Dana R. Rymer and Emily Varnell both of Cleveland and Meredith Orr of Maryville; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Veta Harris, Star Burnette and Brenda Rymer and her husband Andy all of Cleveland; her best friend “Stubby”; and several nieces and nephews.

A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2 at Samples Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Cameron, Rev. Lee Ingram and Rev. A.M. Rymer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Jimmy Mikey and Anthony Strickland, Jonathan and Jeremy Cartwright and Sam White serving as casket bearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Chandler, Gary Greene, Curtis Freeman and Jonathan Strickland. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 2 from 4-8 p.m. at the North Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who has charge of the arrangements. 

The family request that donations be made To Amedysis Hospice 2253 Chambliss Ave. Cleveland 37311. 


Davenport, Doris "Janell" (Dalton)

Doris “Janell” Davenport, 70, of Dalton, Georgia, died on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the local hospital. Janell was born January 18, 1945 in Dalton, to the late Clarence Henry and Doris Jennet Gaines Grant; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Randall Davenport; and brother, Robert Henry Grant. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Phyllis Davenport; ... (click for more)

Fulbright, Doris A. (Benton)

Doris A. Fulbright, 72, of Benton, TN, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at her residence. She retired as a dietician clerk from Bradley Memorial Hospital after 27 years of service. Doris was a member of Benton Station Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a member of the quilting club at Patti church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James and ... (click for more)

Edward Settle Richards

Edward Settle Richards, 88, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home. He was the son of the late James and Bessie Richards of Knoxville. His wife, Laura T. Richards, sisters-in-law, Anne G. Richards, Aurelia “Red Bird” James, Ludie Tatum; brothers-in-law, George “Chubby” James and Judson D. Tatum Jr.; nephew, Adrian Tatum and niece, Jacqueline Minor preceded him ... (click for more)

Emily Kelle

Emily Kelle, 66, of Hixson, Tennessee, died on Saturday, May 2, 2015, following a brave and lengthy 5½-year battle with cancer. Emily taught in the Chattanooga Public Schools and at Chattanooga State Community College. She was a longtime member of St. John United Methodist Church. Emily was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Dorothy Bartley. Emily is survived by ... (click for more)

Only 2 Bradley County Commissioners Support 30-Cent Wheel Tax

After a lengthy debate, only two members of the Bradley County Commission voted in favor of a 30-cent wheel tax on Monday night. The measure needed 10 votes to pass. Several commissioners said a wheel tax would have certainly brought on a petition for a referendum and then defeat at the polls. Commissioner Jeff Yarber said the last wheel tax lost by 70 percent in a referendum. ... (click for more)

Agent Says Drug-Selling Traffic Was So Brisk Outside Brainerd Pill Mill That A Guard Was Necessary

An IRS agent testified Monday that so much drug peddling was going on outside a Brainerd "pill mill" that the owner had to hire a security guard. Scott Kennedy said all who went to the O'Neill Clinic got drugs from Dr. Ishaan Al-Amin, who earlier pleaded guilty to charges of illegally dispensing controlled substances and tax evasion. It was testified that in November 2011 ... (click for more)