Ellis, James "Jim" Monroe, Jr. (LaFayette)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

James “Jim” Monroe Ellis, Jr., 80 of LaFayette, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years and their five children. Jim was born in Summerville, Ga. to the late, Monroe and Mary Ellis, and was raised in Valley Head, Al. He graduated from Jacksonville State University and then served in the United States Army for more than six years. He moved to the north Georgia area over 40 years ago and was a member of First Baptist Church in LaFayette, where he was an active member of Dannis Hood Men’s Sunday School Class. He served as a personnel manager for several large corporations before starting his own business in 1980, “Lost & Found Baggage” which he operated with his wife Linda for more than 35 years, before passing it on to their son Jay. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy and Georgia Shelton.

Survivors include his loving wife of more than 54 years, Linda Ellis; children, Tracey and Josh Mounts, Sherri Porter, Kelley and Randy Bull, Haley Saks and Jay and Amber Ellis; brother, Richard and Myra Ellis; 12 grandchildren, Brendan, Colin, Mary Mounts, William, Miller, Mary Lowry Porter, Raley, Alex, Nic Bull, Ella, Sally Saks and Lucy Ellis; nieces, Sandra and Bunt Helton and Tabitha and Dennis Hamby and nephew, Frederick and Janine Shelton and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4 in the LaFayette Chapel with Bro. Richard Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFayette City Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. Sunday and prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette Chapel, LaFayette.


Thomas, Francis Lorene Cannon (Chickamauga)

Suits, Alvin Joe (Cleveland)

Pickett, Clarence F. (Whitwell)


Francis Lorene Cannon Thomas, of Chickamauga, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, at her residence. Visitation is on Friday, Dec. 14, from 7-8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral ... (click for more)

Alvin Joe Suits, 60, entered into paradise by invitation of Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 12. Above all else, Alvin loved to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who would listen. ... (click for more)

Clarence F. Pickett, 79, of Whitwell, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Pickett; parents, James ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Thomas, Francis Lorene Cannon (Chickamauga)

Francis Lorene Cannon Thomas, of Chickamauga, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, at her residence. Visitation is on Friday, Dec. 14, from 7-8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon in the chapel with Minister Raleigh Wooten as the eulogist. Burial will be in Wallaceville Cemetery. (click for more)

Suits, Alvin Joe (Cleveland)

Alvin Joe Suits, 60, entered into paradise by invitation of Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 12. Above all else, Alvin loved to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who would listen. He was a man filled with passion, love and tenderness for everyone he encountered. He was someone who understood the power of forgiveness and knew that redemption is a gift offered to all of ... (click for more)

Obituaries

William Brownsey, Sr.

William “Wild Bill” Brownsey, Sr., 82, of Ringgold, Georgia, was called home to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Before residing in Ringgold for the past 15 years, he was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. Bill never met a stranger and enjoyed a full life. He graduated from Chattanooga High in 1955 and UTC in 1962, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma. ... (click for more)

James Kenneth Stephenson

James Kenneth Stephenson, 76, of Hixson, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Rufus and Emma Selvidge Stephenson, sisters, Ruth S. Cook, Inez Stephenson, Marjiorie S. Gravitt, and brother, Larry D. Stephenson. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dianne B. Stephenson, daughter, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Ooltewah Residents Ask Sewage Treatment Plant Go In Meigs County Instead; WWTA Says Growth To Be Stymied Without Plant

An overflow crowd of Ooltewah residents opposed to a sewage plant "in their back yard" recommended on Wednesday that it go further north, perhaps Meigs County where TVA is building a major power center. Officials of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) said Mahan Gap Road is the best location and least expensive. Without a new plant, development ... (click for more)

Earthquakes Hit Tennessee Valley Early Wednesday Morning

Two earthquakes happened early Wednesday morning just north of Chattanooga, awakening many early in the morning. The earthquakes registered at 4.4 and 3.3 magnitudes at 4:27 a.m. Some people felt them in North Chattanooga and Ooltewah. They were also felt as far away as Atlanta and Nashville. A St. Elmo woman told of the sewing machine that she uses as a night table by ... (click for more)