Craigmiles, William Allen

Thursday, July 18, 2013

William Allen Craigmiles, Jr., fondly known as “Peter”, formerly of Chattanooga, died in Raeford, North Carolina on Sunday, July 14, 2013. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nellie Craigmiles; one sister, Marlene Craigmiles Thurmond.

He is survived by his wife, Inez Craigmiles; five children, William Allen, III, Dale, Michael, Tara and Kim; one sister, Patricia Craigmiles of Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Rev, Nathaniel (Barbara) Craigmiles; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 20, at the Lee Springs Church in Raeford, NC. Funeral arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home, Raeford, N.C.

Announcement is by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Hunter, Mary Frances ”Fran” Smith

Mary Frances ”Fran” Smith Hunter, 79, of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 16, 2018. A graduate of Chattanooga High School, she retired from Apollo Travel Agency. She was preceded in death by her husband William P. Hunter, parents Thomas C. Sr. and Bessie Smith, brother Thomas Smith Jr. and sister Willie Mae Johnson. Fran is survived by her sister Doris A. Rogers, ... (click for more)

Jordan, Aydah Kareé

Aydah Kareé Jordan was delivered stillborn to her loving parents Michael Allan Jordan Sr. and Ashley Denise Wilbur on March 11, 2018 at Parkridge East Hospital. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mittie McDade and Broderick Wilbur. She is survived by her parents, a brother, Michael Allan Jordan Jr., her paternal grandparents, Jackie and Cathleen Reeves, ... (click for more)

Self, Betty JoAnn (Dalton)

Betty JoAnn Self, age 81, of Dalton, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Rosie Caylor; grandson, Adam Steadman: and sister, Wanda Larmon.  Mrs. Self was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and foster mother to many children. She loved all creatures great and small. ... (click for more)

Kirby, Rayford "Leon" (LaFayette)

Rayford “Leon” Kirby, 76, of LaFayette, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 11, 2018 after battling cancer. He was known as a very sweet man, a good dad, and a loving husband. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Kirby; children, Wanda of Rock Spring, Jackie (Angela) of Rossville, Rickie (Tina) of Calhoun, Phyllis (Charles) of LaFayette, ... (click for more)

Driver Crashes Into Forgotten Child Fund Building

T he Forgotten Child Fund building on East Main Street suffered an estimated $70,000 when a car crashed into it early Sunday morning. The driver in the wreck was arrested. Officials of the fund had to shut off electricity and water to the building. The fund provides presents to needy children at Christmas. (click for more)

Severe Storms Possible On Monday

The Chattanooga area could see severe storms on Monday. Here is the Hazardous Weather Warning from the National Weather Service: Severe Thunderstorms Possible late Monday and Monday Evening... ...Rain Changing to Snow Showers across the Higher Elevations Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night... Another storm system will move across the Southern Appalachian Region on Monday ... (click for more)