Sheldon, Ernest (Old Fort)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Ernest Sheldon
Ernest Sheldon

Ernest Sheldon, 75, a resident of Old Fort, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday February 4, 2018, at his home.

Sheldon was known for his strong work ethic, never taking short cuts, and always being considerate of others. He had a love for horses and his little dog, “Baby”, but more than anything, he loved his family. Ernest will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

Ernest was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Sheldon; parents, Juanita and Robert Sheldon; great-grandson, Joshua Dean Wilson; and great-great-grandson, David Muckhouse.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving daughters, Glenda Cartwright and Linda Wilson (Marty); grandchildren, Jeremy Cartwright (Angie Cherry), Gail Cartwright, Michelle Callahan (Steven), Daniel Wilson, David Wilson, Mary Keith (Eric), Christopher Wilson (Christina Cabera), Rebecca Wilson, James Wilson, John Wilson, Angel Wilson; great-grandchildren, Kyle Hawkins, Carter Hawkins, Mason Callahan, Bryson Callahan, McKayla Callahan, Charity Cartwright, Devin Callahan, Hunter Callahan, Caleb Cherry, Summer Wilson, Kangie Wilson, Josh, Dakota Keith, Anastasia Keith, Ariana Keith, Adrian Keith, Kaylie Wilson, Davin Wilson, Jewels Wilson, Anaya Wilson, and LeighAnn; great-great-granddaughter, Jayden Cherry; sister, Sue Jones; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The family will have visitation from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, and on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., all at Companion Funeral Home, at 2419 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tn. 37311.

A celebration of life funeral service is planned for Thursday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, with Pastor Jerry Herron officiating the service.

Following the service, Ernest will be laid to rest in the Dill Cemetery in Old Fort.

You are invited share a personal memory of Ernest or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Sheldon family with these arrangements.



Sajrapal, Jose Emilio (Cleveland)

Jose Emilio Sajrapal, 60, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on February 20, 2018. He was born on Jan.5, 1958, to the late Juan Federico and Victoria Hernandez Sajrapal. Jose has been a resident of Cleveland for the last 20 years after moving here from New Mexico. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Jose was a gifted mechanic and he could ... (click for more)

Velba, Robin Varnell (Cleveland)

Robin Varnell Velba, 57, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2017, at the family residence.   She was of the Baptist faith.  She was totally dedicated to her family and friends and was a woman of great integrity.  She was employed with Duracell with 20 years of service and was also employed with Plantronics for 12 years. ... (click for more)

Juanita DuBard Spencer

Juanita DuBard Spencer, 84,   of Chattanooga passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at her home.  She was born on Aug. 4, 1933, in Spartanburg, S.C.., to the late Robert and Gladys DuBard. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She loved gardening, politics, Christmas and her family.    She was ... (click for more)

Shirley Louise Jones Martin White

Shirley Louise Jones Martin White, 83,   of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in Rome, Georgia. Shirley was born in San Diego, to the late Robert and Irene Jones.  She retired from TVA.  Shirley was a member of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in Rome, Georgia.  She enjoyed line dancing and square dancing.  ... (click for more)

City Officials Believe Fish Kill In Small Creek In Hixson Is Related To Weather Changes

City officials said they believe a fish kill in a Hixson Creek is related to weather changes. Officials said, "The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is presently investigating the cause of the large numbers of dead fish seen in a wet weather conveyance that runs into the Tennessee River. At this point, officials believe that the cause is related to weather   occurrences earlier ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Approves Funding For $2.3 Million Camp Jordan Upgrade; Christopher Harris Chosen As Administrative Hearing Officer

The city of East Ridge is continuing to make improvements and upgrades in the city’s appearance and facilities. At the Jan. 11 city council meeting, approval was given for moving forward to make improvements at Camp Jordan Park. This overhaul for the 40-year-old park includes upgrades to restrooms, concessions, fencing, bleachers, grading baseball and softball fields, turfing the ... (click for more)