Byrd, Michael "Freebyrd" (Chickamauga)

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


Michael Byrd “Freebyrd”, 53, of Chickamauga, died on Sunday, February 3, 2013.  

He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, was of the Christian faith, and his passions in life were his family, fishing, camping, traveling, and working with his hands on many different projects.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Byrd, Sr. and Kathleen Byrd; sister, Ruth Ellinger; and brother, Lester Byrd, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Melodie Byrd; stepchildren, Jessie Doyle and Angel Doyle of Ringgold, Jeromy Smith and Michael Gattie, both of Chickamauga; brothers, Clarence and Artie Byrd, both of Flintstone; sisters, Charlotte Guinn of Chickamauga, Marilyn Davis of Chickamauga, Angela Millican of Flintstone, and Lorene Morris of Flintstone; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Old Lookout Cemetery with Reverend Steve Ellinger and Brother Chris Millican officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5-8 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 7, from 1-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.



Holcomb, Marvin Donald "Don" (Rocky Face)

Marvin Donald “Don” Holcomb, 67, of Rocky Face, GA, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at his residence.  Don was born January 5, 1947 in Dalton, GA to the late J.D. and Rheba Helton Holcomb; and was also preceded in death by his brothers, Gary Wayne Holcomb and James Derrell Holcomb. He is survived by his brother, Mike Holcomb of Powder Springs, GA; nieces, Katherine ... (click for more)

Meadows, David Duane (Dalton)

David Duane Meadows, 56, of Dalton, GA, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the local hospital.  David was born March 29, 1958 in Dalton, GA to the late Mark Arthur and Lois Elizabeth Meadows. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William and Mariana Meadows; brother, Terry Allen Meadows; niece, Tashtena Meadows; step-son, Benjiman Kent Hawkins all of Dalton, ... (click for more)

Mildred Jeanette Payne Skelton

Mildred Jeanette Payne Skelton, 87,   of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in a local hospital.   She was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Soddy Daisy to the late Hab L. and Queen E. Payne. Mrs. Skelton was retired from Bell South after 40 years of service. She was a member of the AT&T Pioneers.  She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church. Her ... (click for more)

B.F. "Buddy" Lorimer III

B. F. “Buddy” Lorimer III,   of Chattanooga, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 30, 2014.  He was. Buddy was a native of Rockwood, Tn., worked at Booth Funeral Home while in high school and was the son of the late Buford Lorimer, Jr. and Reba Powell Lorimer.  He graduated from Rockwood High School in 1960, attended Carson Newman College and ... (click for more)

Bradley, 24, Charged In Death Of Boy, 3; Child Had Numerous Injuries After Left With Boyfriend; Mother Was In Workhouse

Justin Dale Bradley has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a three-year-old child, who was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and later died. Police said Dakota James Arndt had numerous injuries over his body. Authorities said Bradley, 24, is the boyfriend of the child's mother, Brianna Kwekel, who was in the Workhouse at the time. Ms. Kwekel was serving 48 ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)