Major, Dorothy Elizabeth

Member Of Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Lived To 104

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Dorothy Major
Dorothy Major

Dorothy Elizabeth Major, 104, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, February 22, 2013.  

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Ave Maria Circle. Dorothy was born in Atlanta, on Sept. 6, 1908 to Earl and Estelle Stokes Billett. 

She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand Humbert Major; her parents, and a brother, John Meshack Billett.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Cecile Major of Dayton, Tn., and Charlotte Lorene Major (Dr. George H., Jr.) Latta of Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Dr. George H. (Teresa) Latta, III of Salt Lake City, Ut., Mary Elizabeth Latta (Dr. Rembert) McElhannon of Athens, Ga.; and Anne Louise Latta (John Elkins) Durden of Bartow, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth McElhannon, Jackson Stewart McElhannon and Caroline Anne McElhannon all of Athens, Ga., and Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Durden and John Elkins Durden III both of Bartow, Ga.

A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim Vick officiating.  Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105, or to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 501 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.

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


Palmer, Janice Alyse Ledbetter

Janice Alyse Ledbetter Palmer, 69,  of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on  Tuesday,  April 11, 2017. She was born in LaFayette, and had been a lifelong resident of the Northwest Georgia area. She was a former employee of Galaxy Carpet in Fort Oglethorpe, and was the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father: Jack Ledbetter, mother: Ruby ... (click for more)

Yarbrough, Wesley "Alton"

Wesley “Alton” Yarbrough, 84, of Flintstone, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He was born July 25, 1932 in Sand Rock, Al., to the late Robert Wesley Yarbrough and Linnie Vaughn Yarbrough Strawn. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Valley area and was of the Christian faith. He was self-employed for most of his life clearing ... (click for more)

Hawkins, Leonard Briten (LaFayette)

Leonard Briten Hawkins, 66 of Lafayette, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hawkins was born in Lafayette, GA on May 12, 1950, to the late Oscar Daniel Hawkins and Jannie Lou Adams Broadrick; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Debra Hawkins; sister, Louise Robinson; and a brother, Henry Hawkins. He worked as a mechanic and could repair ... (click for more)

Drywater, George Jr. (Dalton)

George Drywater, Jr., 65, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Hamilton Medical Center. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Kathy Drywater of Dalton; mother, Harriet Lee of Ft. Worth, TX; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shannon and Michael Thurman of Dalton and Stacy Drywater of Knoxville, TN; son and daughter-in-law, David and Dana Hughes of ... (click for more)

County School Teachers To Get 3% Raise Under Balanced County School Budget

Hamilton County Schools teachers are slated to get three percent pay increases under the balanced budget approved by the School Board on Thursday afternoon. That comes on top of a two percent hike last year. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said a large influx of cash came from the state, and Governor Bill Haslam outlined that it was to raise the pay level for teachers. ... (click for more)

Law Enforcement Shuts Down Convenience Store Near College Hill Courts As Public Nuisance

Law enforcement on Thursday took steps to shut down a convenience store near the College Hill Courts as a public nuisance. The action was taken after District Attorney Neal Pinkston filed a petition with Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz about the Westside Shop. The store is operated by Salma Ambo, and the real property is owned by AAA Investment Properties LLC. The petition ... (click for more)