Rankins, Sharon

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sharon Rankins
Sharon Rankins

Sharon Rankins, 68, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 in a local hospital.  

A native of Kokomo, In., and the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Suits Hatt, she graduated from Kokomo High School. She had lived in Chattanooga since 1988 and retired from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.  She was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bill Hatt.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Jim Rankins; sons, Chris (Stephanie) Ogle, Brad (Esther) Ogle and Stan (Mindy) Rankins; grandson, Peyton Ogle; granddaughter, Madison Ogle; sister-in-law, Vicki Hatt.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Brother Randy Bell officiating.  Burial is in Chattanooga National Cemetery.  

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Children’s Hospital, Erlanger. 

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27m at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524. 

Please visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.  


Griffin, Claudette

Claudette Griffin, 53, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road,  Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. (click for more)

Stephens, Curtis Quincy "Steve" Jr.

Curtis Quincy “Steve” Stephens, Jr., 71, of Hixson, Tennessee, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in a local health care facility. He was a former employee of Southeast Flooring and Walden Security and he was of the Church of Christ faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Christine Stephens, Sr. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Chris ... (click for more)

Bearden, Donald Lee (Summerville)

Donald Lee Bearden, 57, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Bearden was born January 5, 1958, in Rome, Ga., the son of the late D.A. and Sarah Ruth Rollins Bearden.  He was   employed with Frank Bearden Logging. Survivors include his children, Donavaughn Bearden, Maekayla Bearden, sister, Virginia Stratton, brothers ... (click for more)

Wallace, William "Billy" Franklin Jr. (Dunlap)

William "Billy" Franklin Wallace Jr, 81, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his home. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, William and Inez Wallace Sr.; sons, Jeff and Butch Wallace; and brothers, Glenn and Bobby Wallace.  Survivors include ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

Olympian Kristin Armstrong Sets Course Record; Talansky Is Men's Winner

Two-time Olympic goal medal winner Kristin Armstrong won the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship in a record time at the Volkswagen course on Saturday morning. She finished the 19.2-mile course in 42 minutes, 8 seconds. The time trial victory assures the 41-year-old Armstrong of a spot as one of three American women to compete in the world championship time trial ... (click for more)