Richardson, David Timothy

Experienced Pilot Held Several Music Degrees

Sunday, March 31, 2013
David Richardson
David Richardson

David Timothy Richardson, 77, of Chattanooga,Tennessee, died on Friday, March 29, 2013 in a flying accident. 

David was born Feb. 14, 1936 in Pacific, Mo., to William and Helen Richardson. He graduated from Collinsville High School in 1954 and Southern Illinois University in June 1958 with a Bachelor of Music Education. He continued to get his Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Tx., July 20,1962. 

On June 9, 1957, he married the former Earlita Sanders in Wayne City, Illinois. He was a member of the Century men. He was a man of many talents one of which included flying airplanes. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Richardson. 

David is survived by his wife, Earlita Richardson, four children, Beth (John) Roueche, Terri (Brian) Hendon, Timothy (Kristy) Richardson, and Melodie (Jason) Jones; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill, Jim, and Fred Richardson. 

A celebration of his life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Ridgedale Baptist Church with Reverend Bill Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the North American Mission Board, SBC, 4200 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022-4176. 

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute. 

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.


Goode, Wilma

Wilma Goode, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the Hospice Care Center.   Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.  (click for more)

Hatfield, James A.

James A. Hatfield, 85, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2016 surrounded by  his loving family.  He was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Chattanooga. He served in the U.S. Navy, Submarine  Service from 1948-1952, he served on the Sterlett and the Scabbardfish.  He was employed as an industrial engineer at Modern Maid Stove Works, Jackson Water Heater, and plant ... (click for more)

Smithey, George Jr. (Dalton)

George Smithey, Jr., 84, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was the son of the late George Smithey, Sr. and Bertha Patton Smithey; and was also preceded in death by his brother, J.C. Smithey; and his sister, Linda Brown. George was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his son, Johnny Smithey of Dalton; sisters, Willie Mae Ledford ... (click for more)

Phelps, Raymond A. "Shag" (Rocky Face)

Raymond A. “Shag” Phelps, 82, of Rocky Face, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was the son of the late Kelly and Monteen Phelps. Shag attended Mount Vernon United Methodist Church and was retired from the Dalton City Fire Department after approximately 30 years of service. He was active with senior softball and was a board member of the Whitfield County Saddle ... (click for more)

Blakemore, Corbett, Rachels Charged In Red Bank Heroin Death

Three Chattanooga residents have been charged with distribution of heroin that led to the death of an individual in Red Bank in February. Authorities have cited a recent rise in heroin abuse in the Chattanooga area, causing several overdose deaths, including three in one recent weekend.   A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned a superseding indictment charging ... (click for more)

Teen Shot Multiple Times On 4th Avenue; 2nd Youth Shot Twice On Pinewood Avenue; Woman Shot Twice On 25th Street

A teen was shot multiple times on 4th Avenue on Monday night. The victim was 19-year-old JaMarcus Davis. A second teen, 18-year-old Jaylain Ballard, was shot twice early Tuesday morning on Pinewood Avenue. Marion Heard, 45, was shot twice early Tuesday morning on 25th Street. In the first incident, Chattanooga Police responded at 7:20 p.m. to the area of the 2600 block ... (click for more)