Winston, John Henry "Skeeter"

Retired From Hamilton County Schools

Sunday, February 3, 2013
John Winston
John Winston

John Henry “Skeeter” Winston, 88, died on Friday, February 1, 2013 at a local hospital. 

A native of Lafayette, Ala., he was a long-time resident of Chattanooga. He was a member of Orchard Park Seventh Day Adventist church and retired from Hamilton County Schools.

Skeeter was a gardener and fisherman and loved the Atlanta Braves. He was married for 66 years to Susie Kirk Winston, who survives him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Winston Jr and Louise Scott Winston; sister, Mary Ellis, daughter, Lydia Asare and grandson, Mark Anthony Winston.

Survivors include his wife, Susie; children, Juliette Winston, Barbara Winston, Brenda Winston, Johnnie M. (John) Baker, Johnny M. (Elnora) Winston, Vivian McKenzie, Connie (Ali) Panahaghi and Wayne (Susan) Winston; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the North Chapel. 

A funeral service will be held at I p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, at Orchard Park Seventh Day Adventist Church with burial to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343. 

Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.



Parsons, William Jerry

William Jerry Parsons, 71, lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. He graduated from the TN School for the Deaf in Knoxville “Class of 1966” and was employed with the Catoosa County Board of Education.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Parsons; wife, Linda Hoosier Parsons. He is survived by his three children, ... (click for more)

Torbett, Archie Pat

Archie Pat Torbett, 79, passed away Sept. 17, 2017 after a courageous and lengthy battle with prostate cancer.  He is preceded in death by his parents Verlin and Sybil Torbett, two brothers Sam and Ike, his brother-in-law Terry Williams and his nephew Brad Torbett. Born April 29, 1938 in Kensington, Ga. he is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sarah Linam Torbett; ... (click for more)

Lee, Richard Craig "Pro" (Cleveland)

Richard Craig “Pro” Lee, 55, of Cleveland passed away, surrounded by family and friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 at a local health care facility. He was the son of the late Richard Owen Lee and Winifred “Teddy” Lee. His sister, Rhonda Lee, also preceded him in death. Craig was an active member in the Athens, TN community. He served on the boards of Helping Hands Ministry, ... (click for more)

Huggins, Annette Martin (LaFayette)

Annette Martin Huggins, 88, of LaFayette, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. She was employed by E.T. Barwick Mills as a payroll supervisor for over 20 years. Annette was an active member of the First Baptist Church of LaFayette and served in many capacities. These included serving as financial secretary and church hostess for over 20 years, and later serving as WMU Director ... (click for more)

Lone Survivor Of Lookout Valley Massacre Says He Is 100% Sure Morse Was One Of Shooters; Detective Tells Of Retrieving Guns

The lone survivor of a massacre at a Lookout Valley trailer park on April 9, 2014, testified Wednesday that he is 100 percent sure that Derek Morse was one of the two shooters. Matthew Callam said he was thrown off initially by the fact that Morse had facial hair at the time, but he said when he was shown a recent photo of Morse soon after the incident "it was like I was looking ... (click for more)

3 Firefighters Carry Unresponsive Woman From Burning Lookout Valley Home

Three Chattanooga firefighters early Wednesday morning carried an unresponsive woman from a burning house in Lookout Valley.   At  3:08  a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 111 Centro Ave.The 911 dispatchers told the responding firefighters that someone may be trapped inside. Upon arrival, the firefighters observed smoke and flames coming ... (click for more)