Keeton, Calvin Dawes

World War II Veteran Had Long Career With TVA

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Calvin Dawes Keeton, of East Ridge, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at home. He was 88. 

Calvin was born in Carbon Hill, Ala., on Jan. 9, 1925, to the late Zora Cheatham Keeton and Virgil Monroe Keeton of Walker County, Ala.  After graduating from Carbon Hill High School, he served his country in the Army during World War II. After discharge from the Army, he attended and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His entire professional career was with the Tennessee Valley Authority. In March of 1951, he married Rita Carolyn Dodd of Nauvoo, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister, Alene (Drexel Ivie). 

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rita Keeton; son, Calvin Dawes Keeton, Jr. (Robbie Newman) of Soddy Daisy; daughter, Joan Marie Keeton Hurst (Michael Caldwell Hurst) of Sewanee; grandchildren, Catherine Finn Keeton Hurst of Sewanee, April (Larry) Zappaterrini of Malvera, PA and Thomas Nance of Carrollton, Va.; great-grandchild, Ava Zappaterrini; sister, Verna Keeton Smith (Wallace Smith); and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank his caregivers, Susan Barry and Kim Pohlkette and the East Ridge Fire Department.

There will not be any visitation at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Joseph H. Ballard of Otey Memorial Parish in Sewanee officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416. 

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.  

Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.    


Ithier, Brenda Perkins

Brenda Perkins Ithier died on July 29, 2014, in Bronx, NY.  She was a 1967 graduate of Howard High and employed by Chase Bank. Services will be on Aug. 2, at St. Benedict’s Church at 10 a.m., handled by Benta’s Funeral Home in Bronx, NY. Announcement is by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Cromer, Samuel Bradley

Samuel Bradley Cromer, 19, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, at OLPH Catholic Church with Reverend Jim Vick officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the OLPH Football Program, 501 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37412. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, ... (click for more)

Lane, Betty (Cleveland)

Betty Lane, 80, of Cleveland, TN, passed away early Thursday morning, July 31, 2014 in a local health care facility surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Lane was the daughter of the late Ethel M. Gordan Williams and Winfred Lee Williams; and was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Lane; and her brother, Aaron Lee Williams. Mrs. Lane was retired from Cleveland Community ... (click for more)

Nale, Philip Lamar (Dunlap)

Philip Lamar Nale, 49, of Dunlap, TN, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Survivors include his mother, Margaret Ann O'neal and step-dad, Noal B. O'neal; sister, Paula Annette Rickets; brother, Robert Lee Nale Jr.; girlfriend, Debra L. Brock; sons, Philip Lamar NaleJr. and Adam Lee ... (click for more)

Federal Judge Stops Erlanger Foreclosure Of Hutcheson Hospital

In a ruling Friday, a Federal Court Judge in Rome agreed with Hutcheson Medical Center and Regions Bank to grant the request for an injunction, effectively stopping the foreclosure efforts of Erlanger Health System against Hutcheson. In stopping the foreclosure set for next Tuesday, the judge held that the public interest in keeping the hospital doors open was “insurmountable.”  ... (click for more)

Mediated Resolution Reached In TVA Kingston Lawsuits

A mediated global resolution has been achieved in 63 lawsuits pending in U.S. District Court involving more than 850 plaintiffs asserting claims against the Tennessee Valley Authority arising from the 2008 ash spill at Kingston Fossil Plant. The resolution, outlined in documents submitted Friday to the U.S. District Court in Knoxville, comes after nearly two years of ... (click for more)