Smith, John Jerry

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rev. John Jerry Smith, 75, of Ringgold, Georgia died on Wednesday June 12, 2013. 

A native of Brookhaven, Ms., he resided in the Ringgold area for the past year. Brother Jerry was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Ringgold, and was a graduate of Clark College in Newton, Mississippi where he earned his associate of arts degree. He served as a minister of music for 57 years at different churches in Mississippi, was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, member of the Mississippi Singing Churchmen Choir and the Senior Citizens of Brookhaven Choral Choir. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley and Edith Allgood Smith. 

Brother Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Peggie Mae Patt Smith of Ringgold; two daughters, Felicia Smith Parker (Paul) of Ringgold, and Darleen Runnels (Keith) of Chattanooga; brother, Sammy Lee Smith of Brookhaven, MS.; three grandchildren, Tyler Runnels (Erin) of Chattanooga, Brett Runnels of Chattanooga and Adam Parker (Kimberly) of Laurel, MS, several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Rob Borders officiating. Interment will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 16, from 3-8 p.m. and Monday until funeral time at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold. 

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com


Hensley, Goldie Ruth

Goldie  Ruth  Hensley , 84, of Rossville died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born in Graysville, Tn., to the late R.C. and Mollie Dunn. She retired from Red Food Store after 30 years of service there and was a member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church in Tiftonia. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold C.  Hensley , Sr. Survivors include ... (click for more)

Hicks, Gordon

Gordon Hicks, of Hixson, passed away  Sunday, November 23, 2014 .   He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was married to Letha Elder Hicks for 65 years.   Gordon served in the Army during World War II for three years, worked at 3M for 30 years, and attended  Dallas Bay Baptist Church.   He was preceded in death by his ... (click for more)

Noles, Jeanette J. (Summerville)

Jeanette J. Noles, 80, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Noles was born December 22, 1933, in Centre, Al., daughter of the late J. W. and Naldred Mobbs McGee.  She was of the Holiness Faith, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Best Manufacturing.  In addition to her parents, ... (click for more)

Crabtree, Mildred Odessie (Summerville)

Mildred Odessie Crabtree, 77, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Sunday morning at her home. Mrs. Crabtree was born November 9, 1937, in Summerville, the daughter of the late James and Respie Garmany Timmons.  She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church, was a homemaker, and was preceded in death by brothers, Melvin Timmons, Millard Timmons, and Edward Timmons. Survivors ... (click for more)

Grote Hall At UTC Campus Closed Due To Sinkhole

A sinkhole has prompted UTC officials to close off access to Grote Hall. Grote Hall employees have been told they do not need to report to work on Monday. Classes that are held in Grote Hall are called off for Monday. All other classes and campus activities are on for Monday. (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting; Victim Dies

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road. The sheriff's office said Sunday night that the victim had died. The victim's name has not yet been released.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim ... (click for more)