Cowan, Frances D.

Retired From JC Penney And Volunteered At Memorial Hospital

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Frances Cowan
Frances Cowan

Frances D. Cowan, 94, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Leland F. Cowan, her two sons, Michael and Christopher and her sister, Mary Louise Webb.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Foster) Goodwin and son, David (Ivy) Cowan; her sister, Anne Austin; her brother, Charles Doughty, 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Frances was born in Chattanooga and graduated from City High School. She attended the University of Chattanooga where she was a member of the Beta Beta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

She was retired from JC Penney and later volunteered for many years at Memorial Hospital.

A devout Roman Catholic, Frances was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Chattanooga, for over 60 years.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Feb. 12, at OLPH Church, 501 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, with Father Jim Vick officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour preceding the service in Holy Family Hall and internment will follow the service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1 Mt. Olivet Dr., Chattanooga, Tn. 37412.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boon, Ia. 50037, or Hospice of Chattanooga, PO Box 46, Chattanooga, Tn. 37401.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist - East Chapel, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.

Please share your thoughts and memories at

McMurray, John Edwin

John Edwin McMurray, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on  Friday, February 23, 2018 . Mr. McMurray was born and raised in Chattanooga. He graduated from Central High School, was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church, and retired from TVA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Jenkins McMurray and parents, Willis and Vella McMurray. Surviving are his children, ... (click for more)

Adams, John Quincy

John  Quincy Adams, 82,  passed away  peacefully  on Monday, February 19, 2018, at home surrounded by his family.     Quincy, the only child of  Viola  Co v erson  Adams and L .A.  Adams ,  w as born on  July 18 ,   1935  in Houston, Texas .     Quincy ... (click for more)

Bentley, Bonnie Jean (Cleveland)

Bonnie Jean Bentley, 71, of Cleveland, Tn., passed away on February, 20 2018. Jean was born in Pulaski, Va., to Richard and Mae (Potts) Knotter on Oct., 8 1946. Jean married Jack Bentley on Jan. 1, 1964, in Pulaski. She graduated from New River Community College, Dublin, Va. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and was involved in Sonshine Avenue Ministries along with her ... (click for more)

Nichols, Larry Dean (Cleveland)

Larry Dean Nichols, 71, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 22, 2018. He was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Polk County, Tn., to the late Leonard and Gertrude Nichols. He was a well known Brick Layer and owner of Poor Boys Auto Sales as well as an Avid Race Car Fan. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.  Along with ... (click for more)

Signal Facing Decisions On Expanding Commercial Area Past Albert Road, Mountain Community Center And Water Service

The design review committee (DRC) of the town of Signal Mountain is in the process of establishing standards for commercial buildings. In the meantime, developer Bob Elliott would like to buy property at the corner of Taft Highway and Albert Road. Albert Road has traditionally been where the commercial property ends. A number of residents in the neighborhood around that area are ... (click for more)

Initiative Launches In Support Of Signal Mountain’s Water System; Tennessee-American Says It Has Long Provided Clean Water To Signal

A citizen committee is urging Signal Mountain "to be vocal and choose local" in the imminent water department sale. The local group formed “Be Vocal. Choose Local.” after the town of Signal Mountain voted last May to initiate a Request for Proposals for the acquisition of its water department.  The committee urges the town to sell its water system to Walden’s Ridge Utility ... (click for more)