Waters, Jimmy DeForest, Sr. (Chickamauga)

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Jimmy DeForest Waters, Sr., 84, of Chickamauga, Georgia died on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

He was born in Chickamauga, to the late Joseph Ernest & Bertie Louise King Waters. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s. He was self-employed and had worked most of his life as a brick and block mason. He had also worked for Howard Ayers Brick Masonry. He had also worked in landscaping. He was a former resident of Miami, and Galesville and Mountain Home, Ar. He was of the Baptist faith and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He enjoyed playing baseball with the "Knot Hole Gang" at Engel Stadium. He also enjoyed playing softball and working crossword puzzles.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Maxine Brown, Georgia Mahaffey, brother, Charles Waters and sister, Barbara Campbell.

He is survived by his lifelong love and caretaker, Martha Phillips of Chickamauga, his children, Tina (Rick) Cook of Fort Oglethorpe, Jimmy DeForest Water, Jr., of Chickamauga, Phillip (Tonia) Waters of Ringgold, Mark Anthony (Gail) Waters of East Ridge, sister, Marie Gawlick of Warner Robbins, Ga., brother: Ernest Lamar Waters of Ormond Beach, Fl., several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m., graveside, at Chattanooga Veterans National Cemetery – Chattanooga.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga and/or The Parkinson's Foundation.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes – Chickamauga Chapel.

Nance, Johnnie Fate (Decatur)

Johnnie Fate Nance, 94, of Decatur, Tennessee, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his residence. Johnnie was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a life time member of the American Legion, Amvets and the VFW and served as the commander and held many other offices in the VFW. Also a member of the Meigs County Veteran Honor Guard and was ... (click for more)

Brown, Katherine Faye (Rocky Face)

Katherine Faye Brown, 71, of Rocky Face, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Gordon Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Lee Higdon; parents, Ollie and Margaree Jones; and brother, Cecil Jones. She was a member of Lindsey Memorial Baptist Church. She was employed at Cracker Barrel for more than 22 years. She is survived by ... (click for more)

Amelia David Allen

Amelia David Allen, 79, passed away at Memorial Hospital on April 24, 2017. A lifetime Chattanooga resident, Amelia cherished her family, adored her friends and truly never met a stranger. She was a dedicated volunteer at numerous organizations including B’nai Zion Congregation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, and Hadassah. Her love for serving children of all needs ... (click for more)

Joseph "Jody" Keith Ford

Joseph "Jody" Keith Ford, 47, was born on July 14, 1969, in Chattanooga, and died on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He loved his family and his family at UPS, where he worked for 27 years. He was once recognized as UPS driver of the year. He was an avid fan of the Tennessee Vols, NASCAR, golf and Bruce Springsteen. Jody was a 1987 graduate of Tyner High School (National Honor Society) ... (click for more)

Erlanger Has Surge In Revenue; Admissions Up Over 12%

Erlanger Health System reported substantial growth in revenue and effective cost management for the third quarter. Net income from operations of $8.5 million exceeded prior year by $7 million and also exceeded budget by $1.3 million.    The health system had an 8.8 percent increase in total net revenue. Officials said the quarter generated strong EBITDA (e arnings ... (click for more)

Former County Jailer Pleads "No Contest" In Cancer Faking Case

A former Hamilton County corrections officer pleaded no contest on Monday to charges that he got time off from work and donations from co-workers after he faked having cancer. Dale Daniel was granted diversion through an agreement with the district attorney's office. The charges will go off his record if he does not get into any further trouble for a year. Daniel will have ... (click for more)