Ellis, Gary (Cleveland)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gary Ellis, of Cleveland, TN, died on December 14, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones and at peace with his savior Jesus Christ.

Gary touched the lives of many people in a positive, compassionate manner.  He was a member of Elkmont Baptist Church.  Gary was an accomplished business man, entrepreneur, and drag racer, recognized nationwide for his accomplishments in NHRA and IHRA competition, yet he remained a modest and humble working man. he was a proud Marine Corps veteran.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Berley and Velma Ellis; two sons, Mark and Alan Ellis; and three sisters, Sondra Lea, Brenda Sparks and Linda Ogle.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda; son, Gary II; grandchildren, Brandon, Tanner, Lauren and Brandon; great-granddaughter, Saylor; several nieces and cousins; and many close friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital located at 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

A graveside service is planned for Wednesday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. R.L. Queen, Terry Marr, Matt Dillard, Brandon Ellis, Tanner Ellis, and Bud Holmes will be serving as pallbearers.  Ronnie Harris, Alvin Howard, and Dr. Harrison Sims are serving as honorary pallbearers.

Companion Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.



Pesnell, Lorene (Trenton)

Lorene Pesnell, 82, of Sanibel, Fl. and formerly of Trenton and Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Imogene Smith; husband, Marshell Pesnell; son Rickey Jackson; brothers Breland and Mac Smith; and sister Dianne Beard. Survivors include daughter, Debra Sullivan; granddaughter Rev. Ashley (Nate) Helton; ... (click for more)

Cameron, Terry R. (Trenton)

Terry R Cameron, of Trenton, passed away on February 21, 2018. He was an accomplished musician, music retailer and music educator. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, where he earned a degree in music. He was president/CEO of Cameron Music Inc., a business he and his father established in 1970, and where he began his lifelong career selling and teaching ... (click for more)

Maggie Jean Barnes Edwards

Maggie Jean Barnes Edwards, 85,   of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord on  Friday, February 23, 2018  at her home.  Originally from Selma, Al., she moved to Chattanooga in 1953. She was married for 66 years to J. Clyde Edwards and they shared the same birthday,  March 25 . She was one of the Hamilton County first Kindergarten aides ... (click for more)

John Edwin McMurray

John Edwin McMurray, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on  Friday, February 23, 2018 . Mr. McMurray was born and raised in Chattanooga. He graduated from Central High School, was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church, and retired from TVA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Jenkins McMurray and parents, Willis and Vella McMurray. Surviving are his children, ... (click for more)

Daisy Elementary Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Daisy Elementary School was evacuated on Friday, after a threatening message about a bomb was found on a wall. The school was evacuated immediately, and public safety personnel responded to inspect the building.  The students were taken to the gym at Soddy Daisy High and provided with food as they waited to reenter the building.   Children and teachers were ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Approves Funding For $2.3 Million Camp Jordan Upgrade; Christopher Harris Chosen As Administrative Hearing Officer

The city of East Ridge is continuing to make improvements and upgrades in the city’s appearance and facilities. At the Jan. 11 city council meeting, approval was given for moving forward to make improvements at Camp Jordan Park. This overhaul for the 40-year-old park includes upgrades to restrooms, concessions, fencing, bleachers, grading baseball and softball fields, turfing the ... (click for more)