Williams, Jesse C.

Marine Veteran Was Member Of Masons, Scottish-Rite And Alhambra Shrine

Monday, February 11, 2013
Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams

Jesse C. Williams, 73, of Rossville, Georgia, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 10, 2013.

Mr. Williams was born and raised in Richfield, N.C., and moved to Chattanooga in 1971. He retired from UA Local # 421 Pipe Fitters Union, was a 32nd  degree Mason, member of the Lookout Valley Masonic Lodge #673, the Scottish-Rite, and the Alhambra Shrine Hardhat Unit.  He was also a U.S. Marine veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly Ann Williams and his parents, Coleman and Hazel Williams.

Surviving are his children, Dee Dee (Greg) Carter, Cheryl (Benny Walker) Williams and David (Terri) Williams; grandchildren, Jessica Carter, Tiffany Swafford, Stephen Carter, Taylor Williams, Andrea Linder, and Sarah Williams; and sister, Jeanette (Bud) Goodman.

Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home. 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home with the Lookout Valley Masonic Lodge # 673 officiating.

Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.  

Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.    


Crossen, Naomi "Mimi"

Naomi “Mimi” (known by all her family and friends) Crossen, 93, formerly of Hixson, Tennessee, died on Friday, March 6, 2015 in Sandy Springs, Georgia. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the Chattanooga Memorial Park. The family has requested that we all meet at the top pavilion for the service. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. ... (click for more)

Brooks, Hazel M.

Hazel M. Brooks, 88, of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Friday, March 6, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd  Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. (click for more)

Gifford, Velma McCarver (Trenton)

Velma McCarver Gifford, 89, of Trenton, GA, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 59 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lillian McCarver; and brothers, JD and Buck McCarver. Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Leon Gifford; son, Eddy (Peggy) Gifford of Trenton, GA; daughter, Leonda (Mitchell) ... (click for more)

Blankenship, Shirley A. (Benton)

Shirley A. Blankenship, 79, of Benton, TN, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at her home. She was born in Toledo, OH but lived in Polk County most of her adult life. She cared for others by volunteering to make sure their needs were met. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and attending Happy Hearts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley ... (click for more)

Joe H. Dempsey, 64, Dies On Friday In Crash Attributed To Icy Roads

A 64-year-old man died in a Hixson Pike traffic crash on Friday morning in a wreck that was attributed to icy roads. The collision involving two vehicles was reported this morning at approximately  7:22 a.m.  in the 9100 block of Hixson Pike.   Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Investigator Todd Cook said a Mazda driven by Joe H. Dempsey was traveling ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says Ex-Boyfriend Threatened Her With Sexual Photos, Videos

Magistrate Sharetta Smith told police that a former boyfriend had sent her a threatening text message with a sexual picture from the time they were dating attached. She said Darian Paris told her in the text that he had more pictures and videos. Paris, 38, of Ooltewah, was arrested on a charge of harassment. Ms. Smith also filed for an order of protection against him in ... (click for more)