Durham, Lou Ellen (Summerville)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lou Ellen Durham, age 93, of Summerville, Ga., passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, evening in the local nursing home.   

She was born in Walker County, Georgia on Oct. 28, 1924, a daughter of the late William M. and Ola Tinney Broome.  Mrs. Durham was retired from the spinning department of Mt. Vernon/Riegel Mills after 45 years of service, was a charter member of Midway Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Young Durham. 

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Wayne and Jill Durham; grandchildren and spouse, Josh Durham, Tiffany and L.J. Schrader; great-grandchildren, Landyn Durham, Brooklyn Durham, and Damin Schrader; sister, Inez Hardeman; brother, Tommy Broome; and several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Patterson and Minister Tommy Broome officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.  Active pallbearers will bve Josh Durham, Landyn Durham, Damin Schrader, L. J. Schrader, Brooklyn Durham, and Ben Johnson; honorary pallbearer will be Rick Silberman, Billy Dempsey, and nurses and staff of Oakview Nursing & Rehab. Center. 

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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)

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)

Mary E. Sneed Hudlow

Mary E. Sneed Hudlow, 82, went home to be with her Savior and Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was born in White Pine, Jefferson County, Tn., and was the daughter of Charley and Eletha Jean Sneed. Mary and Roland C. Hudlow, Jr. enjoyed 63 years of marriage together. She was the mother of two children, James “Tim” Hudlow, Mary Teresa (Dennis) Robbins; four grandchildren, and ... (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)