Watson, Wanda Ruth Taylor (Cleveland)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Wanda Watson
Wanda Watson

Wanda Ruth Taylor Watson, 86, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Piney Flats, Tn.  

She worked at Magic Chef for 10 years and retired from Duracell after 43 years of service. Wanda was a longtime member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church and loved her church and church family.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Watson; parents, James and Lucille Miller Taylor; and brother, Jimmy Lynn Taylor.

Survivors include her children, Trecia Watson of Cleveland; Dennis (Susan) Watson of Bessemer, AL, Donna (Rick) Newberry of Piney Flats, TN,; Kimberly (Charles) Duncan of Polk County, TN and Chris (Holly) Watson of Cleveland; grandchildren, Shannon Haney, Mark Watson, Mitchell Parker, Misty Andrews, Rodney Watson, Andrew Creasman, Tyler Watson, Ken Murphy, Eric Parker and Austin Creasman; great grandchildren, Amber, Saul, Christian, Adam, Adelie, Cole, Amanda, Dustin, Ariana, Blake, Cody, Kaylie and Aubrey; great great grandchildren, Alishia, Caden, F.J.; Decklan and Ryker; brother, Charles (Sue) Franklin Taylor of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Esther Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

The service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home of Cleveland the Reverend Ray Higgins officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Her family will receive friends from 5–7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.serenityofcleveland.com.




Cox, Arthur "Lannie" (Dayton)

Arther "Lannie" Cox passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at his home in Dayton, Tn.  Lannie has been a resident of Rhea County for 18 years and is a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a self-employed construction contractor.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John Winfield Cox and Odessa Pendergass Cox; and brother, Ronnie Cox.  He is survived by ... (click for more)

Cox, Marvin Eugene (Dalton)

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Cox, age 78, of Dalton, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Beulah Cox; son, Michael Cox; daughter, Vanessa Cox; and a brother, Charles Hatmaker. Mr. Cox was a member of Cumberland View Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife, LaGretta Cox of the residence; daughter ... (click for more)

Jimmy J. Luck

Jimmy J. Luck, 70, of Soddy Daisy, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. He served in the US Air Force 1967 -1974. He was in Operation Ranch Hand during his tour of Viet Nam (to the Ranch). He was very active in the D.A.V and the V.V.A local 942 where he was a lifetime member, secretary and was involved in the Honor Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen J. and ... (click for more)

Thelma Mathis Moore

Thelma Mathis Moore, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, in a local hospital. She was a graduate of Riverside High School class of 1966 and continued her education at a city college. She attended Silverdale Baptist Church. Thelma was an active member of the Red Hat Society and volunteered with Amedysis Hospice for 11 years.  She was preceded ... (click for more)

Trustee Hullander Says Airbnb Will Remit Hotel/Motel Tax Directly To His Office; It Has 600 Local Hosts With $7 Million Annual Income

Trustee Bill Hullander said Wednesday that Airbnb has agreed to directly remit hotel/motel tax for its 600 hosts in Hamilton County to his office. Mr. Hullander said prior to the agreement that his office had difficulty locating those renting out rooms or homes and had just 90 on the books. The agreement is slated to boost the current hotel/motel income from $85,000 to $560,000. ... (click for more)

County Attorney Says All Votes Were Counted In Recent Election Snafu, And None Affected Outcomes Of Races

County Attorney Rheubin Taylor, who is also the lawyer for the Election Commission, said all ballots were counted despite a recent election snafu. He said the affected voters did not affect the outcome of any election. Election officials said they learned just prior to the Aug. 2 election that there was a problem with  some district lines being improperly drawn several ... (click for more)