Shutting, Mary Katherine Becker

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mary Katherine Becker Shutting, 89, died peacefully at home on February 2, 2013.

She was born on March 1, 1923, in Spartanburg, S.C., to the late William and Mazie Kendrick Becker. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. "Pat" Shutting, and brother, William "Billy" Becker.

Mary Katherine was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and a devoted volunteer for the Ladies of Charity organization.

Mary Katherine was a loving wife and mother, and a caring, thoughtful, and gracious person who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her children, Kay (Tom) Friday, of Chattanooga, Carl "Dolph" (Kayla) Shutting, of Plainfield, Illinois, and Betsy (Lee) Brouner, of Chattanooga; sister, Anne Gribben; grandchildren, Patrick and Lindsay Shutting, Jennifer and Bobby Brouner, all of Chattanooga, and Alexa and Carl Shutting, of Plainfield, Illinois; great-grandson, Julius Shutting, of Chattanooga; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to caregivers Kim Ross, LaQuata Johnson, and Anita Burks for their tireless devotion over the past year.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with Father Mike Creson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday prior to the funeral service.  Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ladies of Charity of Chattanooga, 2821 Rossville Blvd., Chattanooga, Tn. 37407, or to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, Tn. 37416.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 South Moore Road.  

Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.


Gray, Susan Crass Massey

Susan Crass Massey Gray, 61, of Signal Mountain, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in a local hospital.  A visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A celebration of life service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m at the church. A committal service will also be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  ... (click for more)

Smith, Janice

Janice Smith, 49, died on Tuesday, February 17 , 2015. She is survived by two children, three siblings, and one grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at  1 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Stephen’s Temple Church. The body will lie in state after  noon on Saturday  and family will receive friends from  6-8 p.m. Arrangements ... (click for more)

Spencer, William "Bill" Master (Calhoun, TN)

William “Bill” Master Spencer Jr., 65, of Calhoun, TN, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family and special friends, Don and Renee Brogdon.  He was born on October 4, 1949 to the late Carl Collins and Ruby Collins Frazier.  Bill was a lifelong resident of this area and retired from Bowater.  He loved fishing, kayaking, ... (click for more)

Benton, Roy Benjamin Jr. (Decatur)

Roy Benjamin Benton, Jr., 71, of Decatur, TN, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was retired from Cappers Inc. of Knoxville. He was the former Commander of VFW in Cleveland. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U. S. Navy. He liked photography, gem stones and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy B. and Francis ... (click for more)

FCC Votes 3-2 To Approve EPB's Request To Expand Its Broadband Offerings

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow EPB to expand its broadband offerings to neighboring communities. Chairman Tom Wheeler and two other Democrats were in favor, while the two Republican members said the agency was acting illegally in overriding state law. EPB's phone, Internet and TV offerings have been far more successful than expected and ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools, UTC To Close Friday; Other Closings Announced

Due to remaining snow on some of the roadways and the potential for black ice overnight and into the morning, Hamilton County Schools will be closed on  Friday . School Age Child Care will also be closed. Employees who accrue vacation will report by  10 a.m.  and maintenance employees will report on regular schedule.  All classes are being ... (click for more)