McCutcheon, James Paul "J.P."

Air Force Veteran Was Munitions Expert

Wednesday, February 06, 2013
James McCutcheon
James McCutcheon

James Paul “J.P.” McCutcheon, 78, of Rossville, died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at his residence. 

He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area.  He was a United States Air Force veteran and while serving in the Air Force he began his career as a munitions expert. After his service in the military, he owned and operated several local businesses primarily in the used car industry. His passions in life include his family, drag racing, working on all types of vehicles and anything mechanical.  He was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris McCutcheon; parents, L.P. and Blanche McCutcheon; sisters, Judy K. Willis and Marjorie Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, June McCutcheon; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Kelley McCutcheon of Ringgold; step-children, Methea Dalton of Chickamauga, Dustin Abbott of Rossville, and Cecil Abbott of Signal Mountain; granddaughter, Piper McCutcheon of Ringgold; brother, Tony McCutcheon of Rocky Face; four sisters, Sharon (Wayne) Connally of Cohutta, Glenda (Jorge) Acosta of Mobile, Al., Myra Murray of Merritt Island, Fl., and Renee McCutcheon of Rocky Face; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Gurney Beard officiating.

Interment will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


Thomas, Joseph Andrew

Joseph Andrew Thomas, 64, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a former employee of Yates Bleachery and enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and spending time with his family and his “special little guy”, his grandson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Thomas. Survivors include his daughter, Misty Allmon, ... (click for more)

Teague, John Mack

John Mack Teague, 77, of Soddy Daisy, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at his residence. He was a member of Soddy United Methodist Church and served his country in the Tennessee Army National Guard. John Mack retired from DuPont and worked at Frontrunner Athletics after his retirement. He served his community on the Bakewell Utility Commission. John Mack was preceded in death ... (click for more)

Atkins, Margaret Smith (Dalton)

Margaret Smith Atkins, 97, of Dalton , GA, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Atkins; and grandson, Scott Swanson.  Margaret is survived by her daughters, Jean Mitcham of Perdido Key, FL and Teresa Atkins of Rocky Face; grandchildren, Davis Swanson, Britt Wheat and Ashley Obear; five great-grandchildren; and ... (click for more)

Silvers, Lacey (Dalton)

Lacey Silvers, 25, of Dalton, GA, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her son, Tripp Pendley; mother, Tracy Ridley; father, Tim Silvers; grandmother, Diane Ridley; papaw, Harry Lusk; and grandfather, Edmond Ridley.  Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 4 at the Julian Peeples Funeral Home. Visitation will be ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Shot Near Emma Wheeler Homes

A 16-year-old was shot near Emma Wheeler Homes on Sunday night. At approximately 7:40 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call of a person shot from a local hospital. Officers spoke to the victim, a 16-year-old black male, who was transported to a local hospital in a personal vehicle. The victim’s injury is minor and non-life threatening. Investigators spoke to the victim ... (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)