Coffelt, Jake "Big Jake" (Jasper)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Jake Coffelt “Big Jake”
Jake Coffelt “Big Jake”

Jake Coffelt, “Big Jake”, 40, of Jasper, Tennessee, passed away at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:11 p.m. 

Those whom knew Jake knew he had a big heart as everyone said he was like a big teddy bear. He left a big impact own everyone. You will be truly missed by family and friends. We all love you (Big Jake). 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garry and Judy K. Coffelt. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Tammy Dee Coffelt; brothers, Chris (Tia) Coffelt, Shawn (Jennifer) Kouns; stepchildren, Billy Jr. and Ameilia R. Heard, all of Pikeville, Tn.; grandchildren, Billy Peyton Heard, Sadie Marie Swafford and Arlis S. Heard, all of Pikeville; nephews, Tyler and Nick Kouns; niece, Emma Coffelt; and special friend and brother, Bubba (Felicia) Gibbs. 

There will be a memorial service held in Jake’s honor at a later date. 

Arrangements are by Tate Funeral Home LLC, Jasper, TN 37347.


Stephens, Herman Eugene "Sonny" (Trenton)

Herman Eugene “Sonny” Stephens, 70, passed away April 24, 2018. He loved reading newspapers and magazines and singing gospel and country songs, especially “Long Black Train”. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Opal Stephens; sisters, Arthell Carrell and Wanda Rinehart; and an infant brother. Survivors include his loving family: sisters, Jessie Whitley, Gail ... (click for more)

Rhodes, Glenn Morris (Benton)

Glenn Morris Rhodes, 57, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family.  He liked being outside and working in his yard.       He was preceded in death by his parents, James Wheeler Rhodes and Lois Isabella Whittemore Rhodes; and brother, Charles Rhodes. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Rena Rhodes; god-daughter, ... (click for more)

Clark "Ed" Batchelder, Sr.

Clark “Ed” Batchelder Sr., 82, passed away on April 24, 2018. He was retired from the United States Air Force and Navy after 22 years of service, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Samuel and a great-niece, Lynn. He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae; daughters, Suzanne and Shellie; ... (click for more)

Georgella Greene

Georgella Greene, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. She was a lifelong member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church. She retired after 20 years from the City of Chattanooga as a Recreation Center director.  Her longest tenure was at Carver Recreation Center, where she touched many lives.    She was preceded in death by her loving ... (click for more)

McCallie Coach From 90s Who Is Now Deceased Is Accused Of Abusing Students

A McCallie School coach from the 1990s who is now deceased is being accused of abusing students at the private prep school. Two former students said Steven Lee "Steve" Carpenter sexually abused them. Carpenter was the basketball coach at McCallie for 11 seasons - through 1999. He was boys basketball coach at Ridgeland High School beginning in 2000. Carpenter was ... (click for more)

Famed Radio Broadcaster Tommy Jett Dies At 77 At His Flintstone Home

Legendary radio broadcaster Tommy Jett (Thomas Wayne Reynolds) died Wednesday in his sleep at his residence in Flintstone, Ga.   He was 77. The native of Smithville, Tn., first was heard on Chattanooga radio in 1961 when he joined WFLI. He was known for his gaudy rings and his "Hey Now" greeting. He switched to country on WDOD in the 1980s and later was on "The Legend" ... (click for more)