Griffith, Charles Wesley "Charlie"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Charles Griffith
Charles Griffith

Charles Wesley “Charlie” Griffith, 66, of Rossville, died on Monday, October 30, 2017, at his home, of natural causes.

He was born Jan. 31, 1951, in Chattanooga to the late Charles Richard and Ruth Ann Griffith. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Rhett Griffith.

He was a member of Abba’s House. Charlie loved to fish he taught both his grandchildren to fish and helped them catch their first fish. He was an expert dart player and won many dart championships. He was a very good ping pong player. He was a great baseball pitcher in high school and was being recruited by several colleges, instead he married the loved of his life, whom he loved till the day he died.

Survivors include his daughter, Michelle (Tim) Talbert; grandchildren, Trace Talbert and McHaney Talbert; sisters, Janis G. Simmons, and Toni Griffith; brother, Ronnie Griffith; nieces, Missy Fine, Tangie Wooden, and Staci Brewster; aunt, Judy Blasdell; cousins, Kim Mitchell, and Kelly Hutchins; nephew Dustin Griffith.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Please share your thoughts and memories at


Clark, Cynthia W.

Cynthia W. Clark, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on November 19, 2017, after a lengthy illness.  Cynthia was last employed by the Chattanooga Police Department.  She was well known and loved by many in her community as a result of her tireless social and political efforts to raise awareness and bring positive change to her community. Cynthia was preceded ... (click for more)

Barlow, Florrie

Florrie Barlow, 86, passed away on  Thursday, Nov. 23, in Chattanooga.   Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue,  423 622-9995 . (click for more)

Allen, Jack B. (Summerville)

Jack B. Allen, Sr., age 80, of Unity Church Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in a Rome hospital.  A native of Chattooga County, Ga., he was born to the late Middleton Allen, Jr. and Naomi Bolling Allen, on May 30, 1937.  Mr. Allen was a member of the Summervile First United Methodist Church, an entrepreneur, served in the U. S. ... (click for more)

Scerbo, Sharon E. (Decatur)

Sharon E. Scerbo, age 58, of Decatur, Tennessee, a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, went home to be with the Lord on November 22, 2017 at the U.T. Medical Center.  She was a native of Cleveland and a daughter of the late Lynn and Buena Dalton. She was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Darrell Hill and Richard Edwards and two ... (click for more)

Hixson Burglary Suspect Tries To Swim Away; Deputies Catch Him In Borrowed Boat

A Hixson burglary suspect on Wednesday tried to swim away from deputies, but to no avail.   The proprietor of Chattanooga Fish and Fun was notified when his camera system was triggered by an individual attempting to break into his business. The owner immediately contacted the Sheriff's Office and drove to the business location.   As deputies arrived on scene, ... (click for more)

5 Disinherited Adopted Children Of Dr. J. Don Brock May Share In Rich Estate After All

Five disinherited adopted children of the late Chattanooga businessman J. Don Brock may share in his large estate after all. After losing at the trial court and appeals court level, the plaintiffs won a victory at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Cornelia Clark ruled in favor of the adopted children and remanded the case to the trial court for settlement of the estate. ... (click for more)