Barlow, Oscar

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Oscar Barlow, 59, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Chattanooga. 

Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.


Watkins, Larry "Blue"

Larry (Blue) Watkins, 69, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at a local hospital. He graduated from Riverside High School Class of 1969. He attended Chattanooga State Community College, and later served in the United States Army.   He was preceded in death by his parents, June and Annie Mae Watkins; sisters, Shirley Ann Bridges, ... (click for more)

Spear, Barbara "Bunny" Louise

Barbara “Bunny” Louise Spear, 87, a native of Florida, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mrs. Spear was born in Miami and raised in Jacksonville, Fl., where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.  She was an active member of Chapel By the Sea Presbyterian Church in Ft. Myers Beach and served those in need with God’s Table for the Homeless, ... (click for more)

McWilliams, James Scott (LaFayette)

James Scott McWilliams, 91, of the Armuchee Community of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry McWilliams and Annie Robinson McWilliams; and brothers, John McWilliams, Bob McWilliams, and Clifford McWilliams. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral ... (click for more)

Hood, Ronald "Ron" Douglas (Cleveland)

Ronald “Ron” Douglas Hood, 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Cleveland, Tennessee. Born and raised in Adamsville, Al., Ron spent the majority of his life in Cleveland, where he worked as a graphic designer. In 1954, Ron entered military service with the army and was stationed in Germany. After being discharged, Ron completed formal art training at Gulf States ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens as one of the suspects in a series of violent home invasions. Pipkens, 27, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, unlawfully carrying a weapon, use of a weapon during the commission of a felony, and criminal impersonation. Police ... (click for more)

County Schools To Push Forward With Equity Effort; Magnet Schools To Get More Diversity With Lottery Change

The county schools will push forward with an equity effort that appeared to have been paused after board members Rhonda Thurman and Joe Smith in May said  they rejected the idea that county schools need to “racially and economically integrate.” An equity task force did not meet for several months and the schools did not move forward on hiring an outside consultant to help ... (click for more)