Porter, Charles William "Chuck" (Menlo, Ga.)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Charles William “Chuck” Porter, 51, of Menlo, Ga., died on Monday, February 18, 2013, at the Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Porter was born Feb. 23, 1961, in Miami, Fla., the son of Patricia Joan McGraw Campbell and the late Charles Alfred Porter. He had worked for Padgett Trucking as a truck driver. He attended Cedar Chapel Church, and was preceded in death by a son, Charles William Porter, Jr.

Survivors include his mother, Patricia Joan McGraw Campbell, brothers, Jerry Porter, Tom Porter, special friend, Brenda Guffey.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Mason officiating. Interment will follow in the Lyerly Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers are Zachery Wells, Daniel Wells, Mike Gass, Stacey Mitchell, William “Bubba” Browning, Jerome Myrick.

Mr. Porter will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 


Pitts, Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Shults (Calhoun)

Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Shults Pitts, 97, of Calhoun, Georgia, died on Saturday, February 6, 2016. She has lived in the Calhoun for the past 15 years, and was formerly of Ringgold.She was born January 27, 1919 to the late Horace T. and Linda Mae Canupp Shults at Sevier County, Tn., in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Liz was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd ... (click for more)

Doss, Jerry Arthel, Sr. (Dunlap)

Jerry Arthel Doss, Sr., 67, of Dunlap, Tennessee, died on Thursday, February, 4, 2016 at the Tennessee Veterans Home, Murfreesboro, TN. Mr. Doss was a veteran, serving in the United States Army, the Tennessee National Guard, and the United States Air Force. He served his country in Vietnam earning many Meritorious Service Medals. He later was able to spend a month in Germany ... (click for more)

Vance Edward "Eddy" Newell

Vance Edward "Eddy" Newell, who retired from the Chattanooga Fire Department as battalion chief after 43 years of service, died on February 3, 2016. Eddy was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 25, 1934, the son of the late Sheriff Frank and Ruth Buffett Newell. He graduated from Central High School in 1954 and served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Eddy’s life was dedicated to his ... (click for more)

John Henry Ragsdale

John Henry Ragsdale, 85, of Hixson, died on February 3, 2016 in a local hospital. John’s early years were on a small rural farm in Sylvania, Al., where he longed to see the world. He enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 and stationed on the U.S.S. Richard B. Anderson (DD876) during the Korean War. He was a barber, and was later employed by DuPont where he retired after ... (click for more)

Cathy Goodman Named Interim Director Of Cleveland Schools

The Cleveland City Schools Board of Education voted to appoint Cathy Goodman interim director of schools at a special-called board meeting Monday morning. Ms. Goodman has been the assistant director of schools/director of personnel since 2011. She has 38 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, and supervisor and started working for Cleveland City Schools in ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Head In East Ridge Dies

Monserrate Ferrer, the 16-year-old who was shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died. Investigators will meet early next week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case. The shooting that involved two juveniles was at the 4200 block of Bennett Road. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. East ... (click for more)