Abernathy, Armena

First Head Nurse Of Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room

Monday, February 4, 2013
Armena Abernathy
Armena Abernathy

Armena Abernathy, 91, of Red Bank, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013.  

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she came south 67 years ago. She was a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, UTC with a BS in Social Work and Tennessee State University with a master's in Adult Education.  

She was an active member of Tennessee Nurses Association, District 4 and served as a president of the organization.  She also attended many nursing conventions as a delegate.  Mrs. Abernathy organized the second chapter of Nurses House in the United States which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping registered nurses in need. She was head nurse in the Emergency Room at Memorial Hospital when it first opened and worked there 17 years. She also has worked at Erlanger, Tennessee State Prison, Human Services as Nurse/Social Worker. She taught Red Cross classes, served as camp nurse for Girl Scouts and was a Domestic Violence Hotline volunteer for many years.

She was preceded in death by her son, Armen Abernathy; grandson, Kenneth B. Abernathy; sister, Araxy Cook; brothers: Barkev Palouian, Haig Palouian and Masis Palouian.

Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Abernathy of Red Bank; daughter-in-law, Pamela Abernathy of Red Bank and granddaughter, Dr. Stephanie Caudill of Manassas, Va.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Nurses House, The Veronica M. Discoll Center for Nursing, 2113 Weston Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12084 or the Alzheimer’s Association.  

Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423 877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.

Armena Abernathy
Armena Abernathy

Scroggins, Ozell Whited

Ozell Whited Scroggins, 86, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in a local health care facility. She had spent most of her adult life in Spring City, Tn. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Genevieve Ellis, son,  Ronald Levon Ellis, siblings, Clinton Whited, Arthur Whited, Raymon Loyd Whited, ... (click for more)

Barbee, Donald "Donnie" Lynn, Sr.

Donald "Donnie" Lynn Barbee Sr., 61, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016 to receive his new heart. A lifelong resident of Hamilton County, Donnie had been part of F2W Church, coordinating Raise Your Praise Singing. Donnie was an avid CB radio operator, “FatRat.”  He worked and raced many years at Boyd’s and Cleveland Speedway. He was preceded ... (click for more)

Cowart, Lindsay Telsin (Menlo)

Lindsay Telsin Cowart, 28, of Menlo, Georgia, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at her residence. Ms. Cowart was born July 21, 1988, in Chattanooga, daughter of George Daniel Cowart and Cora Roxanne Miller Cox.  She was a homemaker. Ms. Cowart is survived by her son, Isaiah Cordell; daughter, Madelyn Johnson; father, Dan Cowart; mother, Roxanne Cox; sisters, Kelsey Danielle ... (click for more)

Gandy, Karen (Dunlap)

Karen Gandy, 57, of Dunlap, Tennessee, died on Sunday morning, August 28, 2016 at Memorial Health Care System. She was an employee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and a loving wife and daughter. She was preceded in death by her father, D. Cliff Lunn; brother, Mike Lunn. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Gandy; mother, Isobel Lunn, Campbellford, Ontario Canada; sister-in-law, ... (click for more)

City Councilman Larry Grohn To Run For Mayor Of Chattanooga

City Councilman Larry Grohn said Tuesday he plans to make a race for mayor of Chattanooga. Mr. Grohn, who will be giving up his District 7 seat on the council, said he has been "extremely frustrated" with the administration of Mayor Andy Berke. It is not yet known whether Mayor Berke, the former state senator, will seek a second term. City Councilman Ken Smith from District ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Short Term Vacation Rental Operators Praise System; Freeman Says Council Has To Get Some Rogue Operators Under Control

A host of Chattanooga residents who make extra income and meet new friends by renting out their homes told City Council members on Tuesday that short term vacation rentals are part of the new way of living. Commission Chairman Moses Freeman said those who came to the public hearing do it right, but he said a new ordinance is necessary because some who are not responsible "cause ... (click for more)