Suits, Alvin Joe (Cleveland)

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Alvin Suits
Alvin Suits

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 us. He truly was a man dedicated to ministry and his family. If given the chance to write this obituary, the one thing he would want you to know is that Jesus loves you very much. 

Alvin was born in and lived most of his life in Cleveland, Tennessee. He met his wife Connie at the Bachman Home pool when they both were 17 years old. The two of them would go on to be married for 42 years and raise five children. Alvin was a hardworking man known for his dedication and tireless effort to provide for his family. He was a skilled craftsman and a gifted landscaper. He taught his children three valuable lessons: love God, love your family, and work hard. 

Alvin’s love for his wife must be noted. Through a variety of life events, Alvin was a loving husband who cared for his wife. Through trials, they grew closer together. In addition to his dedication to his wife, Alvin was a great father to his children. He coached all five of them in basketball at Black Fox Elementary school for many years. He would be at every important event, sacrifice much to ensure their needs were met, and continued to support them in any way he could when they grew into adulthood. He also loved his sisters, brother, cousins, and many other family members very deeply.
Alvin was a renaissance man and a life long learner. He enjoyed fishing, playing music, writing, preaching, and gardening. He was involved with many ministries and churches in the Cleveland area. He also traveled on mission trips around the United States in order to share the Gospel.

Alvin is survived by his wife Connie and their five children and spouses and grandchildren. His son Jarrod, his wife Sarah and their children Henry and Olivia. His son Joseph, his wife Brennan and their children Joseph Odell, Elias, Tinley, Zadie and Oaklyn. His son John, his wife Allison and their children June and Samuel. His daughter Mary. And his son James and his wife Danielle. Also by his brother Perry, his wife Tonya, and his sisters Alicia Sutton, her husband Scott and Jeanna Walden, her husband Roger; and many wonderful cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts. Alvin is preceded in death by his father Alvin Odell and mother Mary Joyce, and two children Brent and Cherith.

A memorial service will be held at Broad Street United Methodist Church on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Visitation will precede the service from 12-2 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys & Girls Club Powers Unit, Cleveland, Tn.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Alvin 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 Suits family with these arrangements.


Nettles, Robert Joseph "B.J.", Jr. (LaFayette)

Abney, Carole Jacqueline (Ringgold)

Arendale, Bryan "Keith" (LaFayette)


Robert Joseph “B.J.” Nettles, Jr., 35, of LaFayette, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working ... (click for more)

Carole Jacqueline Abney, 79, of Ringgold, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. A resident of the Ringgold area for most of her life, she received her masters degree in medical technology from ... (click for more)

Bryan “Keith” Arendale, Jr. 18, of LaFayette, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 18, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Nettles, Robert Joseph "B.J.", Jr. (LaFayette)

Robert Joseph “B.J.” Nettles, Jr., 35, of LaFayette, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working with his father on jobs, was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and loved NASCAR. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bobby & Glenna Nettles and paternal grandparents, ... (click for more)

Abney, Carole Jacqueline (Ringgold)

Carole Jacqueline Abney, 79, of Ringgold, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. A resident of the Ringgold area for most of her life, she received her masters degree in medical technology from UTC and was of the Methodist faith. Carole was a former employee of Erlanger Hospital, a former inspector of Hospital Laboratories in East Tennessee and later worked for the City of Ringgold. ... (click for more)

Obituaries

James Weldon Morgan

James Weldon Morgan passed away on Friday morning, January 18, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a Chattanooga native, born on Jan. 24, 1938, and Jim would have turned 81 years old this week. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Tyler and Dorothy Morgan, his beloved wife, Martha “Sis” Morgan, and son, James David Morgan. Jim is survived by his son, Christopher ... (click for more)

Donald Wayne Kress

Donald Wayne Kress went to be with his Lord on January 19, 2019. Born January 16, 1936, in Chattanooga to parents, William and Virginia (Keith) Kress, Don had just marked his 83rd birthday. He was a graduate of City High School and Tennessee Tech University. He began his career at Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company before being drafted into the U.S. Army. Upon ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Angry City Council Wants Answers On Incident Caught On Video Of Man Being Beaten By City Police Officer; Asks DA For Independent Probe

Angry City Council members said they want answers on an incident caught on camera of a Chattanooga Police officer shown beating a man after a traffic stop. The council on Tuesday night voted to ask District Attorney Neal Pinkston to carry out an independent investigation of the incident from last March. Councilman Russell Gilbert said, "I want to see a change in our ... (click for more)

"Financial Predator" Gets 43-Year Prison Sentence In Dalton

Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris on Tuesday sentenced Cara Ann Williams (also known as Kaesarea Williams) to serve a total of 43 years without the possibility of parole on 16 total counts including aggravated identity fraud, forgery, financial transaction card theft and false statements. The sentence will run concurrent with a five-year no parole sentenced ordered by Judge ... (click for more)