Mansfield, Darlene Daniels

Lifelong Resident Of Chattanooga Valley And Flintstone Areas

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Darlene Daniels Mansfield, 62, of Flintstone, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga Valley and Flintstone areas and was of the Baptist faith. She was born in Fort Oglethorpe on Jan. 15, 1955 and attended Chattanooga Valley elementary, middle and high schools. Her first employment was at Mar-Mode Hosiery Mill, before changing to Tipton Steele Erectors for several years. She was later employed by Chattanooga Crane and Rigging for more than 12 years and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #917.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene “Gene” Mansfield; mother, Ruby Jo Morton Daniels; grandparents, E.C. and Ella Daniels and Orville and Lessie Morton; step-sister, Crystal Long; aunt, Hazel Morton; and very special uncle, Gene Daniels.

Survivors include her loving companion and caregiver of 13 years, Steve Watson of Flintstone; father and step-mother, Charles and Linda Daniels of Grandview; brothers, Alan (Selina) Daniels of Rossville, Shannon Daniels of Grandview and Chuck Daniels of Soddy Daisy; sister, Elayne Blansit of Hixson; step-sister, Tara Braden of Palm Bay, Fl.; aunt and caregiver, Virginia Daniels of Flintstone; her double first cousin, Mike (Cece) Daniels of Hixson; much loved step-children, Kathie and Mike Conry of Chattanooga, Karen and Lamar Robinson of Ooltewah and Tim and Karin Mansfield and two boys of Charlotte, NC; and a large number of cousins and extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Pastor Matt Logan officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. Thursday and prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416, 423-892-4289.

Online guest book at

Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe.

Keller, Freddie

Freddie Keller, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 in a local health care facility.   Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.   (click for more)

Garcia, Lou

Lou Garcia died on May 25, 2018, in Florida, where he and his wife Sue have been living for the past several years.   He was born in Tampa, Fl., on April 8, 1926.  His parents were both from the mountains of Northern Spain.  He grew up in Tampa where he and his two brothers (Alexander and Carlos) and one sister (Mary Lopez) - all deceased - went to school.  Lou ... (click for more)

King, Leonard "Toby" Lamar (Dalton)

Leonard “Toby” Lamar King, age 58, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 2, 1959, a son of the late Joseph Floyd and Ora Mae Wilson King.  He is survived by his companion, Charlaine Long of the residence; sons, David Williams of Chatsworth, Ga., Joseph Ridings of Cohutta, ... (click for more)

Clepper, Beverly Hudson (Kimball)

Beverly Hudson Clepper, 56, of Kimball, Tennessee, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Kimball Baptist Church.   She is survived by her husband, Wade Clepper, of Kimball; parents, Buddie and Bettye Drake Hudson, of Kimball; son, Justin (Michelle) Clepper, of South Pittsburg; sisters, Annetta (Dale) Swafford, of Kimball, and Cammy ... (click for more)

Funeral Service For John P. Franklin Will Be Friday; Public Memorial Service Is Thursday Night

Funeral services will be Friday for John P. Franklin, Chattanooga's first elected black official in the post Jim Crow era. Mr. Franklin died Thursday at the age of 96. He will lie in state in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home from noon until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday,. Public viewing will resume at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Olivet Baptist Church, and a ... (click for more)

Woman, 20, Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153 Early Sunday Morning

A woman, 20, was killed early Sunday morning while trying to cross Highway 153. The victim was identified as Ansleigh Kaylyn Harrison. At approximately 1:28 a.m. , Chattanooga Police officers responded to a pedestrian struck at 5256 Highway 153. A Toyota Sequoia driven by 31-year-old Asher Powers was traveling north on Highway 153 in the inside lane. The pedestrian ... (click for more)