Taylor, Gerald, Jr.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Gerald Taylor, Jr.
Gerald Taylor, Jr.

Gerald Taylor, Jr., 36, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was an avid preacher of the gospel and was employed as a psychotherapist with Centerstone in the Nashville area.

Gerald was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine Taylor.

He is survived by his wife, Monique Taylor, and beloved son, Warrick Riley Taylor; father, Gerald (Angelia) Taylor Sr.; Sister, Gerice Narrissa Taylor (Tremayne); Brother, Gerhard Taylor (Whitney); mother in-law, Michelle (Calvin) Coleman, two sisters-in-law, Nicole Parris (Lee), Natora Coleman; three step-siblings, April, Angelia, and Raiford Lomax; three grandmothers, Georgia ‘Madea’ Evans, Florence Allen and Hattie Riley; eight uncles, Tom Thomas, Oscar Jackson, David Earl Allen, James Allen, Johnny Allen, Ricky Allen, Rocky Evans, and John Evans; and two aunts, Cheryl Jackson and his beloved aunt, Letitia Taylor, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Friendship Community Church. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Garden East.

The body will lie in state after noon on Friday, March 14, and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


Cal, Mareese

Mareese Cal, 51, died on October 30, 2014 at a local hospital.  Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Kelley, Ernestine

Ernestine Kelley died on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 91. She was born Sara Ernestine Nichols on March 3, 1923, in Petersburg, Tn. She trained as a nurse at Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing and worked at Pine Breeze Sanitarium during World War II and years after before marrying her loving husband of 52 years. ... (click for more)

Wallin, Martha Ann Woodard (LaFayette)

Martha  Ann  Woodard  Wallin,  66,  of  LaFayette, GA,  passed  away  Thursday,  October 30, 2014. Ann  was  born  September 19, 1948  to  the  late    Albert  “Peedab”    Woodard  and  Linda  O’Leen  Jones  Woodard; and was also  preceded  ... (click for more)

Dodson, Tresia (Cleveland)

Tresia Dodson, 83, of Cleveland, TN, passed away at her home on Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014. She was born on June 27th, 1931 in Bremen, AL.   A funeral service is planned for Friday, October 31 at 12 p.m. CST at the Hopewell Church of God in Hanceville, AL. Burial will follow in the Bangor Cemetery in Hayden, AL.   Companion Funeral Home has charge ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Cold, Wet Front To Make For Chilly And Damp Trick Or Treating; Snow Showers Possible Saturday

A surge of cold, moist air will make for less-than-ideal trick or treat conditions on Halloween night. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend. There is a possibility of snow showers in Chattanooga on Saturday. Here is the latest forecast: Today Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest ... (click for more)