Sullivan, Earl Ray

U.S. Air Force Veteran Was Retired Owner Of Made-Rite Sandwich Company

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Earl Ray Sullivan, 84, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, died on February 12, 2013.  

He was born in Wilson, N.C., to Henry Hiram and Orpha Watson Sullivan on Feb. 22, 1928.  Ray was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving as a Staff Sergeant.  He was the retired owner of Made-Rite Sandwich Company. He will always be remembered as a beloved husband, a great daddy, a wonderful grandpa and greatpa.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lorraine Sullivan; children, Valerie (Kenny) Stiner of Ooltewah, Keith (Rene) Sullivan of Ooltewah, Lisa (Steve) Corley of Ringgold, and Jenni (Greg) O’Quinn of Brandon, Ms.; grandchildren, Sarah (Malcolm) Johnson, Ken (Sarah) Stiner, Meagan (Chris) Hooper, Jason (Emily) Sullivan, Will (Cindy) Sullivan, Andy (Cassidy) Corley, Michael Corley, Daniel Corley, Matthew Corley and Joshua Corley; great-grandchildren, Bentlee and Kenslee Stiner, Lily and Ava Grace Hooper and Ariana Sullivan; sisters, Ethelene (Louis) Kennedy of Kenly, N.C., Margaret Kirby of Lucama, N.C., brother, Elwood (Lucille) Sullivan of Kenly, N.C., and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Ezra Sullivan, Herman Sullivan, James Sullivan, Mary Ellen Gifford and Virginia Kirby.

A graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, with the Reverend Dr. Curtis Schofield officiating. Mr. Sullivan’s grandsons will act as pallbearers. There will be no visitation. 

The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Children’s Ministries, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.


Jones, Calvin Venoy, Sr.

Calvin Venoy Jones, Sr., 57, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at his residence.  He was an Army veteran and was formerly employed by Tennessee Temple University.  He was preceded in death by Venoy and Thelma Pope; father, Calvin Church; brother, Kenneth “Bron” Bailey; sister, Karen Bailey.  Survivors include his sons, Calvin Jones, Jr. ... (click for more)

Anderson, James Alfred, Jr.

James Alfred Anderson, Jr., Esq., of Chattanooga, died on Monday, September 26, 2016 in a local hospital.  He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and was an attorney and former magistrate judge. He was a former member of the Unity Group and the Election Commission. He held numerous other positions in the city of Chattanooga. He was a member of the Church of ... (click for more)

Dorsey, Clara Mae Rollins (Whitwell)

Clara Mae Rollins Dorsey, 82, of Whitwell, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.   Ms. Dorsey was a member of Christian Worship Center; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Franklin Dorsey; son, Robert Earl Rollins; parents, Everett and Clara Earl Jennings; three sisters, Louise Avis Cullum, Etta Lorenen ... (click for more)

Bradford, Buford Eugene Sr. (Dunlap)

Buford Eugene Bradford Sr., 88, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and member of Dunlap Masonic Lodge Post 693.  Buford was preceded in death by his wife, Seawillow Smith Bradford; parents, James Wesley and Viola Pearl Jones Bradford; six brothers; and two sisters. ... (click for more)

City To Begin Shipping Much Of Its Garbage To Bradley County

City Public Works Administrator Justin Holland said the city plans to begin shipping much of its garbage to Bradley County. He said the deal is projected to extend the life of the city landfill at Birchwood by 15 years. Mr. Holland said Bradley County "has a huge landfill and takes garbage from Knoxville and other municipalities. It's regional." He said Bradley County charges ... (click for more)

Man Says He Did Nothing To Provoke Shooting At Bakewell Gas Station; Suspect Says Victim Was Coming Toward Him

A 33-year-old man who was shot in the face during a clash at a Bakewell gas station said he did nothing to provoke the shooting. The man charged said the victim cursed him, then started toward him. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, after a hearing on Tuesday, bound to the Grand Jury a charge of attempted first-degree murder against Donald Stuard II, 29, of Old Washington ... (click for more)