Allen, Jack B. (Summerville)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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. Army Reserves, a member of Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM, and a member of the Chattooga Shrine Club. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jacklyn Allen; a sister, Anne Lindsay; and brother, Middleton Allen, III. 

Surviving are his wife, Gail P. Allen; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Bryant, Allen, Jr. and Martha Prince Allen, and William Michael Allen and Johnna Allen; grandchildren, Elizabeth Allen, John Allen, and Krista Allen; and a niece and three nephews also survive. 

Memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 26, at 3:30 p.m. from the Summerville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Judy officiating.

Internment will be in Bethel Cemetery, with Masonic Honors by Chattooga Lodge #704. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Sunday, from 12:30-3 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions to the Summerville First United Methodist Church, the Chattooga Lodge #704, F & AM, or the Chattooga Shrine Club. 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Pelfrey, Charles Edward (Evensville)

Charles Edward Pelfrey, 68, of Evensville, died on Friday, April 20, 2018, at his home. He was born on Sept. 7, 1949, in Rhea County to the late Robert “Luke” Pelfrey and Lizzie (Stinnett) Pelfrey. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Evitt, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Charles was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. He served his country with ... (click for more)

Dickerson, Andrea "Sweetie" King (Cleveland)

Andrea “Sweetie” King Dickerson, 62, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at a local health care facility. Andrea worked for DHS for 19 years and then went on to retire from TDOT where she worked as an administrative assistant, in the Chattanooga office, after 15 years of service there. She enjoyed music, traveling, helping others ... (click for more)

Joe Allen Shadwick

Joe Allen Shadwick, 92, of Soddy Daisy passed away peacefully in his sleep on  April 22, 2018 . He was born the 8 th  of 10 children to a coal miner and his wife. Joe’s passion in life was all about people. Though small and weak as a child, he grew into a man much admired, respected, and loved by many. Joe served his country as an Army Signal Core Staff Sargent in ... (click for more)

Nellie Ruth Burke

Nellie Ruth Burke, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on April 19, 2018, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Mobile, Al., but was raised in New Orleans. She has resided in Chattanooga for the last 42 years. Mrs. Burke was a former member of the choir at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was a great cook, an artist, loved oil painting ... (click for more)

Robert Gillisse Was Pilot Killed In Plane Crash At Collegedale Airport

The pilot who was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening has been identified as Robert Gillisse, 62, of Ooltewah . Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane was a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said Mr. Gillisse frequently had flown out of ... (click for more)

East Ridge To Build Open-Air Pavilion Near City Hall

East Ridge plans to construct an open-air pavilion that will include restrooms and a concession area near City Hall and the old McBrien School.  It will be part of a Town Center for East Ridge at the Tombras Avenue property. The city is also applying for a $500,000 grant to help convert Pioneer Park into a refurbished park with a splash pad. The firm of Hefferlin and ... (click for more)