Thirkill, Ollie R.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Ollie R. Thirkill, 90, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Chattanooga.

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


Holmes, Linda Grace Kuster

Linda Grace Kuster Holmes, 73, of Hixson passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, at her home.  Mrs. Holmes was a 1963 graduate of Hixson High School and a long time employee of Signal Knitting Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Holmes, Jr.; parents, Fred and Ruby Kuster, brother, Carl Kuster, and granddaughter, Alicia Holmes. Survivors include ... (click for more)

Williams, Richard, Jr.

Richard Williams, Jr., 81, passed away on July 12, 2018. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and his memories will be cherished by many family members and dear friends. The body will lie in state beginning at  8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19 . The funeral service will follow at  1 p.m.  in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be ... (click for more)

Sharpe, Donald (Cleveland)

Donald Sharpe, 90, of Cleveland, Tennessee, entered into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Tennova Healthcare Center in Cleveland. Mr. Sharpe was a graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology. He began his long and distinguished career in personnel and ... (click for more)

Miolen, Nora Wylene Bearden (Dalton)

Nora Wylene Bearden Miolen, 84, of Dalton, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ella Faith Bearden and was preceded in death by her children Lisa Miolen, Terry Miolen and Greg Miolen. Nora was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Ann Miolen of Chatsworth; brother, Doyle ... (click for more)

Former Dalton High School Teacher Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To 2 Years

Jesse Randall Davidson, 53, formerly of 5219 Hwy 11, Rising Fawn, and formerly a teacher at Dalton High School, entered a guilty plea to criminal damage to property in the first degree, carrying a weapon within a school safety zone and disrupting the operation of a public school.  He was sentenced to serve two years in prison followed by eight years on probation on the first ... (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire On Workman Road Tuesday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched at 6:03 a.m. on Tuesday, to a commercial fire at 400 Workman Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof and the request was immediately made for a second alarm response. The flames could be seen for miles as a total of 13 fire companies rushed to the scene. The large, two-story ... (click for more)