Tidwell, Mary Alma Tinsley (Cleveland)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mary Alma Tinsley Tidwell, 87, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the family residence. 

She was a member of Clingan Ridge Baptist Church. She was a member of the F.E.C.A. formerly known as the Taylors Home Demonstration Club. She retired from the Tennessee Department of Education after 20 years of service. 

Mrs. Tidwell was preceded in death by her husbands, Dennis Tinsley and Hall Franklin “Fred” Tidwell; her parents, Robert S. Beene and Maggie R. Branam Beene; and sister, Willie Mae Beene. 

She is survived by her children, Sam Tinsley and wife Joyce and Jane Tinsley Verner and husband, Roy all of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Angie Ogle, Michelle Stephens, Amy Farmer, Kevin Tinsley and Kimberly Hooker; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 15, at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Mike Ogle, Sr. officiating. Kevin Tinsley, Mike Ogle, Kaleb Tinsley, Conner Tinsley, Scottie Hooker and Justin Tilley will serve as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. 

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


French, Marvin Pleaz (Whitwell)

Marvin Pleaz French, 56, of Whitwell, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017.   He was preceded in death by his parents, James Robert and Lena “Bo” French; sisters, Pam French, Betty Carter; nephew, JW Gamble; great niece, Shelby Carter.  Mr. French was retired from Miller Industries as a forklift operator.  Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of ... (click for more)

Walters, Eloise Pauline (Dalton)

Eloise Pauline Walters, 83, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga. (click for more)

Sarah Thompson Gilman

Sarah Thompson Gilman, 99, of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, died on May 26, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late Sarah Cooper Holtzclaw and T.C. Thompson Jr.  Both of her grandfathers, the late T.C. Thompson and the late Dr. Cooper Holtzclaw were prominent Chattanooga citizens and greatly beloved.  Mrs. Gilman was preceded in death by her husband, William ... (click for more)

John Aaron Swafford, Jr.

Chattanooga-area businessman and minister, John Aaron Swafford, Jr., 85, died peacefully on  Thursday  afternoon, May 25, 2017. He was born on Oct. 13, 1931, in South Pittsburg, to the late John Aaron and Ida Graham Swafford. The youngest of six children, it was often said that his siblings— Howard, Rosa Lee, Geneva, Ruby, and Ruth—seldom allowed his feet to touch ... (click for more)

Richard Anderson, 29, Struck And Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153

Richard Anderson II, 29, was killed Friday night, while trying to cross Highway 153.   Chattanooga Police responded at 11:36 p.m. to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck.   A Honda Civic driven by Kelsey Hamilton, 20, was traveling southbound on Highway 153 in the middle lane with other traffic in adjacent lanes.   Mr. Anderson, wearing ... (click for more)

Eppard, 32, Charged With Aggravated Statutory Rape After 17-Year-Old He Was Living With Has Baby

Police have charged 32-year-old Anthony John Eppard with aggravated statutory rape after the 17-year-old girl he was living with had a baby. Officers were called to a civil dispute on Hillsview Drive on March 8. It was then found that the girl was living at the residence. She could not supply the name of next of kin or a legal guardian. The girl was placed in state custody, ... (click for more)