Cox, Leon Jones, Jr.

Friday, May 24, 2013
Leon Cox
Leon Cox

Leon Jones Cox, Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Mr. Cox was born in Atlanta, to the late Louise Calhoun Cox and Leon J. Cox, Sr.  He was of the Christian faith and an avid golf fan.  He retired from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 43 and also retired from First Presbyterian Church as maintenance caretaker. 

Surviving are his wife Mary E. Cox; only sibling, Franklin L. Cox of Warrenton, GA; three stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; three nephews; four grand-nephews; one grandniece; three great-grandnieces; and one great-grandnephew.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, May 27, and from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the funeral home with Mr. Danny Farr officiating.  Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105.

Arrangements are by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.  

Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com.    


Bryan, Shirley Ann

Shirley Ann Bryan, 79, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born in Murray, Ky., to Elvin and Willie Mae Morton. Shirley is survived by her four daughters, Lisa Taylor-Jeffrey of Louisville, KY, Jill Sweet, Angela Grace-Fielden, both of Chattanooga, and Jennifer Jeffrey Billington of Kriksey, Ky., seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, ... (click for more)

Hampton, Nora

Nora Lee Hampton, 65, passed away on February 20, 2017, in a local hospital. She was a certified nurse assistant. She was an active member of United Tabernacle Church of God in Christ and also a licensed evangelist missionary. Survivors include her adoptive daughter, Kimberly Sheppard; brothers, Cecil Powe, Larry (Andrea) Powe, Silas, AL; Ronnie (Iris) Powe, Sr., Ray (Elaine) ... (click for more)

Cassson, Lorine Vena Moore (Cleveland)

Lorine Vena Moore Casson, 79, of Cleveland, Tennessee, died on Sunday, February 26, 2017 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.  She was born to the late Claude Moore and Carrie Cheek Moore on October 30, 1937.  She was blessed with a large and loving ... (click for more)

Kirk, Doris Kidd (Dalton)

Doris Kidd Kirk, 80, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Stella Kidd and was preceded in death by an infant son. Doris was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, was retired from Shaw Industries after 30 plus years and was founder of LaParisienne Uniform Shop. She is survived by her loving ... (click for more)

Car Crosses Center Line And Grazes Bradley School Bus; 3 Students Taken To Hospital For Observation

A car came across the center line and grazed the right side bumper of a school bus in Bradley County on Monday afternoon. Three students were taken to the hospital for observation. School officials said Bradley County School bus #48 was involved in the accident on Old Chattanooga Pike and Black Fox Road. Students were assessed and three were taken to the hospital ... (click for more)

NASA Employee Gets 10-Year Federal Prison Term After Being Caught In Child Sex Sting In Chattanooga; De Matties Placed Ad Looking For "Petite Young Teenage Slut"

Thomas de Matteis, 54, of Hazel Green, Ala., was sentenced on Monday by Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to serve 10 years in federal prison for coercing or enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Matteis entered a guilty plea to the charge in November 2016.   At the time of his offenses, Matteis was employed by NASA in Alabama.  An investigation started by ... (click for more)