Smith, Bessie Marie

Friday, November 23, 2018
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith

Bessie Marie Smith, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday morning, November 21, 2018, in a local health care facility.  

She was a member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Bessie Julia Thompson; son, Pascal Leon Smith, Jr.; brothers, Harold Thompson and Charlie Thompson, Jr.; and sister, Theresa Arnold. 

Survivors include her loving and devoted family: daughter, Patsy (Johnny) Heard; grandson, Timothy Keith, Sr.; great-grandchildren, Timeka (Reginald, Jr.) Kemp, Marquist (Daria) Keith, Timothy (Shaude) Keith, Jr., James (Cara) Stallion, and Cya Towles, all of Chattanooga; 8 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Thompson of Cleveland, OH; brother-in-law, Axle Arnold of Chattanooga; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and dear friends. 

She will lie in state on Saturday, Nov. 24, after 2 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.  

Graveside services will be on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at noon in Forest Hills Cemetery.


Masic, Gertrude K. "Trudy"

Hartley, Jeremiah Wagner

Masic, Gertrude K. "Trudy"


Gertrude K. Masic, or Trudy, as her friends liked to call her, passed away at age 98 on February 15, 2019 at Life Care Center of Hixson. She was lovingly known as Oma by her grandchildren and ... (click for more)

Jeremiah Wagner Hartley died on January 1, 2019. He was born March 22, 1984 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilton (Bill) Pickett, and aunt, Karen Hartley ... (click for more)

Gertrude K. "Trudy" Masic died at age 98 on February 15, 2019 at Life Care Center of Hixson. A native of Austria, she emigrated to the United States in 1955 with her second husband, Drago ... (click for more)


Obituaries

Masic, Gertrude K. "Trudy"

Gertrude K. Masic, or Trudy, as her friends liked to call her, passed away at age 98 on February 15, 2019 at Life Care Center of Hixson. She was lovingly known as Oma by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born in Salzburg, Austria on March 31, 1920. She emigrated to the United States in 1955 with her second husband, Drago R. Masic and her two children Peter C. ... (click for more)

Hartley, Jeremiah Wagner

Jeremiah Wagner Hartley died on January 1, 2019. He was born March 22, 1984 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilton (Bill) Pickett, and aunt, Karen Hartley Skipper. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Kraha Hartley, and newborn son, Jamison Wagner Hartley. Other family members include his parents, Jim and Johanna Hartley; sisters, Brianne ... (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Whitman, Charles Keith (Trenton)

Charles Keith Whitman, 53, of Trenton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Keith was born in Anniston, Al. on April 11, 1965. He was a pattern maker at Premier Pattern and Machine. He loved his family, friends, and Alabama Football. He was preceded in death by his father, William Pierce Whitman. Survivors include his mother, Dora Jane Whitman; son, Jaryd ... (click for more)

Chastain, Mary Sue (Cleveland)

Mary Sue Chastain, 86, a lifelong resident of this area passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at her home. Sue was born on December 13, 1932 in Cleveland, Tn a daughter of the late Homer and Mamie Henry. She was of the Baptist faith. Sue was an active member of the Pilot Club and enjoyed bowling in her spare time. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death ... (click for more)

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