Smith, Alden David

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
David Smith
David Smith

Alden David Smith, of Georgetown, Tennessee, 85, was born on December 24, 1931, and passed away on Oct. 18, at home, after battling cancer for several months.   

Mr. Smith was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and very loyal to his many friends.  He was of the Baptist faith and attended Birchwood Baptist Church. He was a paratrooper in the Korean War, a brick mason in the Chattanooga area for years and traveled to 17 states doing masonry work on McDonald's. He enjoyed going on cruises (the last one in January to celebrate his 67th wedding anniversary), fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends.  He was well known in Georgetown for sharing fruits and vegetables and was always ready to help someone in need.

Mr. Smith is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Nomie Loveless Smith; daughters, Carol (Orvel) Weeks of Scottsboro, Al., and Judy Wood of Chattanooga; sons, Kenny (Louise) Smith of Soddy Daisy, and Mattson Smith, of Rossville; four grandsons, David and Chris Weeks of Grant, Al., and Justin and Aaron Smith, of Chattanooga; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Kuykendall of Rock Spring, and Judy Perkins of Chickamauga, Ga.; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. D. and Annie Smith, two infant sons, four brothers Buck, Woodrow, Russell and Gordon; and sisters, Elizabeth, Orabel, Marilyn, Helen, Martha, and Ruth.
A celebration of life service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Reverend Ray Woodward officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home.

Please share your thoughts and memories online at

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make
his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face
toward you and give you peace."

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.

Hunter, Lula Mae Spratling

Lula Mae Spratling Hunter departed this earthly life on June 15, 2018, in a local health care facility.  She was born July 4, 1929, to the late Willie B. Hines Jones and Willie Kimble. Lula was a member of the 1946 graduating class of Howard High School and was previously employed with Erlanger Hospital, Hinkle Photography Studio, and with Mr. and Mrs. Sam I. Yarnell ... (click for more)

Lawson, George "Buddy"

Mr. George “Buddy” Lawson, 89, of East Ridge, passed away Friday June 15, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Mr. Lawson was born June 22, 1928 in Rhea county Tennessee to parents George and Florence Downs Lawson. Buddy proudly served his country in both the United States Army and the United States Navy. Mr. Lawson worked for Mayfield Dairies for many years as the mechanic ... (click for more)

Lee, Mary Helen (Cleveland)

Mary Helen Lee, 96, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in a local health care facility.   She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the J.O.Y Sunday school class and the Clark Circle. Helen taught the seven year olds at the church for many years. She was retired from Unum Provident with over 30 years of service. She was ... (click for more)

Hammontree, Sarah Jane Nations (Dalton)

Sarah Jane Nations Hammontree, 83, of Dalton passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center.   She was the daughter of the late J.C. Nations and Hester Russell Keasler and was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Nations.  Jane was an active member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren ... (click for more)

Former County Mayor, Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey Dies

Former County Mayor and Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey has died after a recent illness. Mr. Ramsey held a number of top government posts after leaving his strawberry farm at Harrison and going into politics. He was a major factor in the development of the Enterprise South Industrial Park and landing Volkswagen as its main tenant. He served in the state legislature and was ... (click for more)

Gerald McCormick Pulls Out Of House Race After Move To Nashville; Greg Martin, Tony Sanders, Robin Smith Eye Post

Former House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick has decided to pull out of the House District 26 race and take a position with an engineering firm in Nashville. Among the top contenders considering the post are County Commissioner Greg Martin, former county Republican Party Chairman Tony Sanders and former state GOP Chairman Robin Smith.  Rep. McCormick's wife, Kim, ... (click for more)