Tate, Melessa "Lesa" Mitchell (Dunlap)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Melessa “Lesa” Mitchell Tate, 48, of Dunlap, TN, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013.

Lesa was a registered Dental Hygienist and of the Baptist Faith. She was born in Dunlap on November 29, 1964 to Gary and Peggy Faulkner Mitchell who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Tate; daughters, Lindsey (Chris) Dalton, Sara Tate and Emily Tate; brothers, Dusty (Jennifer) Mitchell and Shane (Angie) Mitchell both of Dunlap; and grandchildren, Jade and Ava Dalton.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Monday, February 18 in the Chapel of Tate Funeral Home with Minister David Grisham officiating. Private burial will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Dunlap.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 18 from 3-8 p.m. at the Tate Funeral Home, Jasper, who has charge of the arrangements.



Johnson, Thomas David (Chickamauga)

Thomas David Johnson, 66, of Chickamauga, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born in Pikeville, Tn., has been a resident of Chickamauga for the past 18 years, and was of the Church of God faith. Tommy retired in 2009 after working more than 10 years for CiCi’s Pizza. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who will be greatly missed. He was preceded ... (click for more)

Mitchell, Kenneth "Kenny" Ray (LaFayette)

Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Mitchell, 70, of Chatsworth/LaFayette, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born in LaFayette to the late Earl Ray and Carmie Gertrude Gilreath Mitchell. He served his country in the U.S. Army, where he received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He had worked as a truck driver for McCleandon Trucking and had traveled most ... (click for more)

Donald Wesley Strickland

Donald Wesley Strickland, 67, died on Friday, December 9, 2017, in Greenville, NC where he lived with his devoted wife of 16 years, Antonina Pavlovna Strickland.   Don, as he was known to his friends and relatives, was born in Chattanooga, to Ruby Baucam, and he was the oldest of four biological siblings. He was adopted by James Wesley Strickland and Bessie Jene ... (click for more)

Connie June McDade

Connie June McDade of Walden passed away on December 8, 2017 with her loving husband, Lee McDade, family and friends by her side. She was born June 12, 1965, in Chattanooga. Connie was a proud graduate of Tennessee Temple High School, Class of 1983 and a 1994 graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in elementary education. She was a member of Philadelphia ... (click for more)

Overflow Crowd Attends Latest Signal Mountain Meeting On Leaving County Schools

The December meeting of the Signal Mountain Town Council was for the most part devoted to giving citizens another chance to voice their opinions and ask questions about forming a new school district separate from Hamilton County. More people interested in the subject came than could be admitted to the council room because of fire capacity and the crowd overflowed into the lobby. ... (click for more)

Haslam Appoints Kyle Hedrick Circuit Court Judge

Governor Bill Haslam on Monday appointed Kyle E. Hedrick of Chattanooga as Circuit Court Judge for the 11th Judicial District.  He replaces Judge W. Neil Thomas III, who has retired. The 11th Judicial District serves Hamilton County.   Mr. Hedrick and attorney Glenna Ramer have practiced together since 1994 and formed the law firm Ramer & Hedrick in Chattanooga ... (click for more)