Nabors, Buford Lebron

General Manager At Ashland Oil For 30 Years

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Buford Nabors
Buford Nabors

Buford Lebron Nabors, 71, of Signal Mountain, died on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Nabors was a native of Rossville and a graduate of Rossville High School.  He attended the University of Chattanooga and was retired from Ashland Oil where he served as general manager for thirty years.  Buford was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville and was a world traveler and loved to take his “road trips.”  

His parents, Clymer and Lorene Crawford Nabors, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his longtime companion and “sweetheart,” Cherie Gilliam of Signal Mountain; brother, Bob (Virginia) Nabors, Ringgold; nieces, Kelly (Bryan) Lawler and Cathy Nabors of Ringgold, and Cindy Nabors of Harrison; nephew, Rob (Darlene) Nabors of Chickamauga; several great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Danny Henson officiating.  Burial will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with military honors.

To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Tx. 77030.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 11, from 4–8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

O'kronley, Betty Faye

Betty Faye O’kronley, 80, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Friday, November 27, 2015. Betty worked at the Holiday Inn in Southville, Mi. for over 15 years. She was of the Baptist faith.   Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Maude Hamilton; two sons, John Jack Poe and Billy Ray Poe; daughter, Brenda Pattenson; sister, Billie Hamilton Morris; two brothers, ... (click for more)

Morton, William "Bill"

William “Bill” Morton, 63, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Thursday, November 26, 2015. He was a member of Fellowship Church of God.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Sue Morton; brother, Bobby Morton; sister, Catherine Dunn.  He is survived by his wife, Norma Morton; sons, Christopher Goins, Timothy Lee Goins, Bradley Cole Goins; ... (click for more)

Ables, Darrell G. (Whitwell)

Darrell G. Ables, 65, of Whitwell, Tennessee, died on Thursday, November 26, surrounded by his loving family. Darrell was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. The son of the late James H. and Dorothy Griffith Ables, Darrell was also preceded in death by brothers, James "Jim", Larry "Pete", Johnny, and Waylon Ables. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Layne Ables; son, ... (click for more)

Shirilla, George (Rocky Face)

George Shirilla, Lt. Col., US Army (ret), 70, of Rocky Face, Georgia died on Friday, November 27, 2015. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Peter and Elizabeth Shirilla. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette. Mr. Shirilla was a U.S. Army veteran, serving for 20 years. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War and was awarded the Bronze Star, ARCOM with Valor, ... (click for more)

Fire Breaks Out At McKee Bakery Plant 2; Damages Listed At $15,000; Propane Tanks Were Near Blaze

Fire broke out at a McKee Food plant at Collegedale on Saturday night. At 6:45 p.m. , an employee at McKee Foods called 911 call reporting a fire at McKee Foods Plant 2 located at 10260 McKee Dr. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting flames 15 feet high at one end of the building of Plant 2. According to fire officials, ... (click for more)

Woman Shot Saturday Night Near O'Rear Street

A woman was shot while driving on Saturday night. Just after  9 p.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a person shot. Once on scene, police located a female victim near the 2500 block of O'Rear Street suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the face. The victim was driving a vehicle when the vehicle was struck by gunfire. She  ... (click for more)