Lins, Susan "Susie"

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Susan Lins
Susan Lins

Susan "Susie" Lins is survived by “the love of her life” John Thomas; daughters, Amanda Hawkins (Raymond), Brittany Davis (Russ); father of her children, Chris Hawkins; step-children, D. J. Thomas, Alexandrea Huggins; grandchildren, Aleksander, Alina, Delilah, and Mackenzie; mother, Mary Jo Lins; siblings, Pam Marchetti, Michael Lins, Patti Ward, Mary Kay Stevanus, and David Lins. 

She is now reunited with her father, Francis Lins, and beloved mother-in-law, Julie “Shauna” Neary.

Those who knew her loved her. Her arms and home and heart were open to anyone in need. She was a mother of two but had countless “children” that she took under her wing. You could hear her laughter throughout the house and feel her love across countless miles. She was taken from us far too soon and will be greatly missed.

A celebration of her life, for all who may wish to attend, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 12–4 p.m. at the Vineyard, Chattanooga. 

In lieu of flowers, please bring an unwrapped toy, which will be donated in Susie’s name. 

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Young, Evalyn Spann

Evalyn Spann Young, 91, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018. Mrs. Young is survived by sons, Harold (Cheryl) Young Jr; D'Wayne (Ruth) Young; daughter, D'Wauna (Jesse) Mann; two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren; several relatives and friends. Services will be held at  noon Wednesday, March 21, 2018  at Our Lady of Perpetual Help,  501 South Moore ... (click for more)

Smith, Marcella “Maw” Davis

Marcella “Maw” Davis Smith, 88 of Chattanooga died March 17, 2018. Marcella was a member of Bartlebaugh Baptist church for 60 plus years. She was a secretary at Equifax for over 30 years. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Evelyn Davis, her husband, Luther “Luke” Smith, a son, Stephen “Steve” Smith and brothers, Jim and Jack Davis. Marcella is survived ... (click for more)

Self, Betty JoAnn (Dalton)

Betty JoAnn Self, age 81, of Dalton, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Rosie Caylor; grandson, Adam Steadman: and sister, Wanda Larmon.  Mrs. Self was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and foster mother to many children. She loved all creatures great and small. ... (click for more)

Kirby, Rayford "Leon" (LaFayette)

Rayford “Leon” Kirby, 76, of LaFayette, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 11, 2018 after battling cancer. He was known as a very sweet man, a good dad, and a loving husband. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Kirby; children, Wanda of Rock Spring, Jackie (Angela) of Rossville, Rickie (Tina) of Calhoun, Phyllis (Charles) of LaFayette, ... (click for more)

Volkswagen To Build New 5-Passenger SUV In Chattanooga

Volkswagen officials announced Monday that they will build a new five-passenger SUV at the Chattanooga plant at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. Governor Bill Haslam was among those on hand for the announcement. It will be a variant of the seven-passenger Atlas that is already under production here. Like the Atlas, the new model will be designed and engineered for ... (click for more)

Weather Channel Correspondent Hunkered Down In Chattanooga, But Storm Stayed Mainly To The Southwest

A Weather Channel correspondent hunkered down in Chattanooga on Monday night as a fierce storm approached. A Weather Channel anchor termed it "a rough night in the Scenic City," but the main area of damage kept to the southwest.. Reynolds Wolf said he, along with his cameraman and producer, were ready to take shelter in their nearby hotel should the storm become dangerous. ... (click for more)