Scarbeck, Neal “Noodles” Edward

Chemical Plant Manager Was Former Semi-Pro Ballplayer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Neal Scarbeck
Neal Scarbeck

Neal “Noodles” Edward Scarbeck died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the age of 65.

Neal was born on Jan. 19, 1952, in Amityville, NY. Neal was an altar boy in the Catholic Church, a taxi driver in NYC, a chemical plant manager, a semi-pro ballplayer, a nick-name giver, an infamous storyteller, a secret poet, and everyone’s biggest fan. While quick-witted, his insight into people’s souls was unparalleled and he lavished encouragement on each person he knew. He was passionate about all varieties of pie.

Over the last 25 years Neal made it his mission to love people on the fringe. He made a real difference in countless individuals’ lives because of the way God’s grace changed him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (North) Scarbeck, his three brothers, Donnie, Kenny, and Steve Scarbeck, and his former spouse, Flo Dillworth Russell.

Neal is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan “Suz” Scarbeck, children, Kim “Kimbolita” Hayen (Brad), Steven “StevieNeal” Scarbeck (Marie), Bryan “BryBryMunsterFace” Scarbeck, Nathan “The NateNateBoy” Scarbeck;  grandchildren Elise “LisieGirl” Hayen, Parker “Park” Hayen and Charlotte “Monkey” Hayen; sister, Karin “Chick” Scarbeck Maxim (Ron); a host of beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Heritage Funeral Home in East Brainerd.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Neal’s life.

Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.


Carter, Bertha Louise "Sally"

Bertha Louise “Sally” Carter, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at her residence.  She was a long-time member of Jackson Temple C.O.G.I.C., Word Center C.O.G.I.C., and New Holy Temple Cathedral C.O.G.I.C.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Carter; mother, Ella Mae Kellogg Carter; grandson, Cameron Martin; and brother, ... (click for more)

Varnell, Halbert

Halbert Varnell, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, in a local health care facility.  He attended Howard High School, and also attended Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.   He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Varnell; son, Brian Hall; and sister, Cynthia Varnell.   urvivors include his fiancée, Tina Muckle; mother, Nadine ... (click for more)

Pigg, John David (Cleveland)

John David Pigg, 75, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on October 13, 2018. He was born March 2, 1943, to Rev. John W. Pigg and Gladys Griffith Pigg. He attended Bradley County High School and Lee College, where he studied engineering. He played basketball for Lee College and also served in the Army Reserves. He lived in Cleveland for many years, moved to Kansas City, ... (click for more)

Blaylock, Nellie Mae (Georgetown)

Nellie Mae Blaylock, 67, of Georgetown, Tennessee, passed away on October 14, 2018. She was born on April 9, 1951, to the late Roy and Pearl Hedgecoth. Nellie loved to quilt, cook, and was very involved in her church, Meadowview Baptist. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Blaylock, Sr. and two brothers, Homer Matthews ... (click for more)

City "Moves Away" From $4 Million Light Show On Walnut Street Bridge

The city is no longer pursuing a plan for a $4,050,000 light show on the Walnut Street Bridge. Dennis Malone, assistant city engineer, told City Council members on Tuesday, "We have moved away from that project." The council had earlier pulled capital funding that had been proposed for the "Ripples of Light" on the historic "walking bridge" that dates to 1891. “Ripples ... (click for more)

Developer Of Publix Grocery At St. Elmo To Go Before Variance Board

The developer of a planned Publix grocery in St. Elmo will go before the City Board of Zoning Appeals on Nov. 7 seeking three variances. Mike Price of MAP Engineers said the grocery has been working with community members to try to come up with an acceptable plan for the site where the former Mt. Vernon Restaurant and Pizza Hut are located. There has been controversy over ... (click for more)