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


Pell, Lois H.

Lois H. Pell, 96, of Lookout Valley, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Pell was of the Free Holiness faith and a humble, dedicated Christian woman. She enjoyed painting, sewing and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joe Pell, sons, Mackey and LeRoy Pell, daughter, Dorothy Mansel, four sisters and one brother. She is survived ... (click for more)

Gillespie, Sara Louise Gadd

Sara Louise Gadd Gillespie, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2015  at her home in hospice care.  She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church.  During her early years of work, she was employed by Cavalier Corporation.  Later Louise taught kindergarten at Brainerd United Methodist Church and was a teacher's aide at the Woodmoore Elementary ... (click for more)

Bailey, Billie Jo Puryear (Lookout Valley)

Billie Jo Puryear Bailey, 86, of Lookout Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a native of Sequatchie, TN and a member of St. Elmo Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, U.C and Helen Burnett Puryear, Sr.; her loving husband, Bill Bailey; brothers, Joseph and Charles ... (click for more)

Driggers, Billie Sue "Bebe" Mayo (Dalton)

Billie Sue “Bebe” Mayo Driggers, 87, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was a member of the Dalton First United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen A. Driggers; son, Joel Stuart Driggers; and grandson, Jonathan Andrew Dunn. Bebe is survived by her daughter, Diane Driggers Edwards of Bradenton, ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)