Dillard, Louise Brown (Summerville)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Louise Brown Dillard, 91, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Sunday February 10, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Dillard was born August 23, 1921, in Summerville, the daughter of the late Stonewall Jackson Brown and Mattie Jane Sprayberry Brown. She graduated from Summerville High School in 1940. She was the salutatorian of her class. She lettered in basketball for four years, serving as team captain her senior year. She was a well respected charter member of Wayside Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many decades. She was employed by the Farmers and Merchants Bank/BB&T for approximately 50 years. 

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Dillard, seven sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ivan (Sonny) Dillard and Linda Reynolds Dillard, grandchildren, James Matthew Dillard and Gina Adams, great-grandchildren, Ethan Crider, Bailey Dillard, Mia Crider; nieces, Louise Brown Helton, Margaret Dillard, nephews, Rex Cook, Gary Hinton, special cousin Phyllis Howell, and a number of great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Wayside Baptist Church with Reverend Don Knowles and Reverend Mike Odom officiating. 

Mrs. Dillard will also lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of service on Thursday. Burial will follow in the Summerville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are James Dillard, Bailey Dillard, Ethan Crider, Clint Dillard, Steven Helton, Lewis Railey. Honorary pallbearers will be all members of Wayside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dillard will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. 



Wells, Lorene (Dalton)

Lorene Wells, age 95, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018. She was born June 5, 1923 and was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Wells and daughter, Joyce Hackney. Lorene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Deb Wells; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Scott Andersen; grandchildren, Laura Hackney Knox, Russell Hackney, Christy Wells ... (click for more)

Graham, Frank (Jasper)

Frank Graham, 53, of Jasper, Tennessee, passed away, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  Frank was a Marion County High School graduate in the class of 1983.  He loved deer hunting, fishing and Marion County High School football.  He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Graham; grandparents, Robert and Ida Graham and Franklin and Ruth Horn; sons, Adam and Andrew ... (click for more)

William Carroll Batts, Sr.

William Carroll Batts, Sr., 79, went to be with the Lord on  June 21, 2018 . William was born in Springfield, Tn., on Feb., 26 1939, to Virginia Sanders and Edwin Heim Batts. He graduated from Tullahoma High School in 1957, and served proudly in the Army reserves for six years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1969 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, ... (click for more)

Emma "Punkin" Long

Emma “Punkin” Long, 66, passed away on June 19, 2018. She retired from Brach Candy Company. Survivors include her daughter, Felicia Blackmon; grandchildren, Phylicia Blackmon and Harold Douglas II; great-grandchild, Brian Harris II; sisters, Alice Carroll, Ellen Johnson, Yvonne Daniels, Linda Slayton, Patricia Robinson, Evelina Bush, Louvina Smith; brothers, Thomas and ... (click for more)

UTC's College Of Business Receives $40 Million, The Biggest Gift In School History

The largest philanthropic gift in the history of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been made to the University’s College of Business by Gary W. Rollins and Kathleen Rollins of Atlanta. This historic, $40-million gift also marks the first college to be named at UTC. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, at its annual meeting in Knoxville on Friday, voted ... (click for more)

2 Chattanoogans Were Among 3 People Killed In Collision With Train In McMinn County

Two Chattanoogans were among three people killed when a car was struck by a train in McMinn County on Thursday afternoon. The Ford Fusion that was hit was driven by Wendy M. Humphreys, 45, of Chattanooga. She was not wearing a seat belt. Johnny M. Ashworth, 46, of Chattanooga was one of the passengers. Jasmine Ashworth was also in the car. She and Johnny Ashworth had on ... (click for more)