Burris, Robert B.

Held Long Career With The Chattanooga Fire Department

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Robert B. Burris, 80, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

Robert was a native of Chattanooga, born on April 3, 1938, to the late Ike and Elsie M. Burris. He was a retired lieutenant with the Chattanooga Fire Department with 25 years service as a firefighter. He was a 32nd Degree Shriner, member of the Alhambra Shrine Temple, Chattanooga, Ridgedale Lodge 660, and Chattanooga Scottish Rite Society.

Robert was dad to Jennifer Burris, Bobby Burris, and Matthew Burris (Dianna); pops to Brayden Robbins; brother to Fred Burris (Janice) and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Chattanooga Funeral Home North Chapel, Hixson. There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 25, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hixson.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in lieu of flowers.

 Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com



McGee, Frances

Frances McGee, 73, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,  1101 Dodds Ave., 423  622-9995. (click for more)

Lattimore, Lois J.

Lois J Lattimore, 76, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018, in Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,  1101 Dodds Ave., 423  622-9995. (click for more)

McMurrain, Wendell Garnett (LaFayette)

Wendell Garnett McMurrain, 75, of LaFayette, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked in sales most of his life. Wendell enjoyed writing and had written a book on child abuse prevention titled “We Can”. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Snider Williams. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Sharon ... (click for more)

Isbill, Patricia "Pat" Ann (LaFayette)

Patricia “Pat” Ann Isbill, 73, of LaFayette, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018. She is survived by her daughter, Carla Paladino; son, Brian Leeland (Lacy) Manis; several grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service may be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette. (click for more)

Authorities Say Hixson Man Shot And Killed His 15-Year-Old Son On Saturday Night; Also Killed Family Dog

Authorities said a Hixson man shot and killed his 15-year-old son on Saturday night. A report says Mike McElrath, 46, a former Hamilton County jailer, who was found naked at a neighbor's house, also killed the family dog. County deputies responded at 10:24 p.m. to 1846 Cotter Road. The residents said there was a man on their front porch who said he was "butt naked" and said ... (click for more)

Gary Douglas, 25, Shot Early Sunday Morning; Dewayne Stanley, 24, Is Arrested

Gary Douglas, 25, was shot early Sunday morning, and Dewayne Stanley, 24, was arrested.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at approximately  3 a.m.   to a person shot on the 4700 block of Murray Lake Lane. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate Douglas, who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Investigators ... (click for more)