Nelson, Carrie "Connie" Condra

Avid Gardener And Horticulturist

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Connie Nelson
Connie Nelson

Carrie “Connie” Condra Nelson, 91 of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

She was born in Whitwell, Tn., to the late Brown and Rosa Sanders Condra. Connie lived most of her life in Chattanooga. She was a former employee of Mahoney’s Answering Service and a former Before-After Care assistant at Westview Elementary. She was an avid gardener and horticulturist, known for her Chrysanthemums and attended Wesley UMC. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Nelson, Jr.; son, Jarrett Nelson, sister, Rachel Condra Fowler and her brother, Norris Condra.

Survivors include her son, John Nelson, Signal Mountain; daughters, Janet Nelson Ditzer, Chattanooga and Jill (David) King, Ooltewah; grandchildren, Aiden Nelson, Meghan Ditzer, Brittany King Bryant and David M. King, Jr.; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ann Nelson, Royston, GA and Paulie Houser, Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the various Life Care Centers of America for their loving and devoted care.

Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Wesley UMC or the Before-After Care Program at Westview Elementary. 

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.


Knight, Timothy Daniel

Timothy Daniel Knight, 48, of East Ridge, was carried away by angels on Thursday morning in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph C. Maxwell and Gladys M. Ball, William H. Knight, Sr. and Katherine W. Knight; beloved sister, Kristie M. Knight; and aunts, Sharon C. Smith and Sheila R. Smith. He has been reunited with ... (click for more)

Daugherty, Dr. Robert "Bob" T.

Dr. Robert "Bob" T. Daugherty, 84, of Rossville, passed away October 17, 2018.  Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Victory Baptist Church, 1013 Lafayette Road, Rossville, with Dr. Ernest Groce and Dr. Brad Davis officiating. Dr. Daugherty will lie in state at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Graveside Services will be held at ... (click for more)

Scoggins, Reba "Joy" McRae (LaFayette)

Reba “Joy” McRae Scoggins, 64, of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. She was a member of the LaFayette First United Methodist Church for 30 years and a 1971 graduate of LaFayette High School.  Joy devoted her life to being a wife, mother and grandmother and was an avid genealogist, singer in the choir, seamstress, and active in the children’s ministry. ... (click for more)

Parkinson, David Mansel (Cleveland)

David Mansel Parkinson, 92, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 18, 2018, in a local hospital.   Affectionately known by his family as Popa, he enjoyed fishing in his boat, cooking lunch for his family and sitting in his rocker on the front porch.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from the Bowater Paper Company in Charleston, ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Fairyland PTO Says It Can't Get Help From Walker County Schools And Board For Cafeteria Woes

Officials of the Fairyland Elementary School PTO said in recent months, the Fairyland Elementary School cafeteria "has effectively been shut down due to equipment (which broke in June) and consequent staffing issues." The group said, "As it stands now, all food is 'satellited' in from Ridgeland High School to Fairyland Elementary School for all meals including breakfast, lunch ... (click for more)