Lightfoot, Dora F. (Cleveland)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dora F. Lightfoot, 83, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 in a Chattanooga healthcare facility. 

She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. Mrs. Lightfoot was a great wife and mother. She was an excellent seamstress and was retired from J. H. Kellmens where she was employed in the 1970’s. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lightfoot; parents, Lige and Maude York; sisters, Edna Madison, Pearl Arms and Ruby Boyer; brothers, J. D. York, Frank York, James York, Ralph York and Sammy York; and nephew, Kenny York. 

Survivors include her son, Chris Lightfoot of Cleveland; special niece and caregiver, Brenda York Miller of Cleveland; nephews, Gene Madison, Gary York, Michael York, Randy Arms, Dennis York and Roger York; nieces, Dana Burgess, Sandra Benton and Debbie York; and several other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, C.A. and Carol Lightfoot; and sisters-in-law, Mary Frances York and Ann York. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Chaplain Carl Caffruy and Daron Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Chestuee Cemetery with Cody Miller, Michael York, Roger York, David Benton, Jason York, Daron Miller and Larry Miller serving as pallbearers. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony. 

Her family will receive friends from 12-3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.


Jones, Opal O. (Benton)

Opal O. Jones, 73, of Benton, TN, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga. She loved to clean and cook. Her family’s Thanksgiving meal was not complete without her delicious dressing. While working as the cafeteria custodian at Benton Elementary and Polk County High School, 13 years, she took great pride in having seen a class complete their ... (click for more)

Hubbard, Revecca Viola (Dunlap)

Rebecca Viola Hubbard, 37, of Dunlap, TN, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was of the Church of God faith. She loved the outdoors, particularly fishing and camping. Rebecca also enjoyed sports of all types. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Russell Hubbard; and her paternal grandparents, John and Viola Hubbard. She ... (click for more)

Thomas "Tom" W. Bright, Sr.

Thomas “Tom” W. Bright, Sr.,  95, of Hixson, died and was reunited with his wife on  Saturday, March 28, 2015 .   Tom was born on June 13, 1919 in Rockwood, TN, to the late John and Annie Bright. He served our country in the United States Army during World War II. Tom and his late wife owned and operated Bright’s Home Fashion for 26 years. He was a member ... (click for more)

Charles Hoyt Griffin

Charles Hoyt Griffin, 81, of Hixson, died on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in a local hospital. Mr. Griffin was retired from TVA with 32 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Lavern Griffin; son, Chuck (Jill) Griffin, Knoxville; three daughters, Linda (Rodney) Tabor, Knoxville; Karen (Andy) Cox, ... (click for more)

Hard Freeze Predicted In The Area For Saturday Night

Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday night to 28 degrees or less. Here is the latest report from the National Weather Service:  HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ SUNDAY... * EVENT... A HARD FREEZE EXPECTED WITH LOWS FROM THE TEENS NORTH TO THE UPPER 20S SOUTH LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Shooting On Sixth Avenue Had Been Shot Himself Last Week; Police Say Incident "Part Of Gang War"

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sixth Avenue Court on Thursday afternoon was shot himself earlier this month. O'Shae Kadaris Smith, 20, of 2114 E. 12th St., is also charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was one of two people shot on Rawlings Street on March 16. Kendre Allen, ... (click for more)