Clark, Harold Franklin

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Harold Franklin Clark, Sr., 88, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018.

The son of Virgil and Nellie Clark, he grew up in St. Elmo and was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1948. Harold served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon his return, he began his career as a millwright at DuPont. After 35 years of service, he retired as a millwright supervisor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Nellie Clark; mother- and father-in-law, Hazel and Verner Draper; sister, Mary Jane Levi; brothers-in-law, Donald Levi, Fred Kessler and John Draper; and son-in-law, Rick Bailey. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Clark; his sister, Barbara Kessler of Bolivar, Tn.; his daughters, Karen Clark (Frank Larry) of Cincinnati, Oh., and Kathy Clark (Melodye Zimmerman); his son, Harold “Hal” Clark, Jr;  two grandsons, Harold “Cody” Clark, III (Becca Roberts) and Hunter Clark (Raven Fox); granddaughter, Hali Clark; great-grandson, Harold “Jax” Clark, IV;  and the soon-to-arrive great-grandson, Knox Clark, all of Chattanooga. He has a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who he loved dearly. 

In keeping with Harold’s belief that a quality education is important for all children, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Fund for Excellence (which supports the Hamilton County Department of Education and its schools) and mailed to 1161 W. 40th Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37409.

Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 7, from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12-1 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace with the celebration of Harold’s life beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Graveside services will follow at Hamilton Memorial Garden in Hixson.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Funeral Home ~ Ashland Terrace, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415, 423 877-3524, Lanefh.com.


Smith, Edward Lebron

Griggs, Edward, Jr.

Marsh, Esther Reviere


Edward Lebron Smith, 63, passed away on January 26, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Highland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are ... (click for more)

Edward Griggs, Jr., 64, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio where he attended Pickett Elementary and Scott High School. He was a veteran ... (click for more)

Esther Reviere Marsh, 95, passed away on February 9, 2019. She was a graduate of Howard High School. She was a former employee of Zikers Cleaners and French Room specialist of 30 years. She ... (click for more)


Obituaries

Smith, Edward Lebron

Edward Lebron Smith, 63, passed away on January 26, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Highland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Griggs, Edward, Jr.

Edward Griggs, Jr., 64, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio where he attended Pickett Elementary and Scott High School. He was a veteran of the U.S Marine Corps. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Virginia Griggs, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Sherri Griggs; son, Anthony (Crystal) Griggs; five ... (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Dockins, Billy Ray (Cleveland)

Billy Ray Dockins, 76, a lifelong resident of the Bradley County area, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at a local health care facility. Billy had a number of different jobs throughout the years a few of which being, a bus contractor for Bradley County, he worked at Charleston Hardware, worked at the post office, refereed ballgames, and was also a little league coach ... (click for more)

Barfield, Edith Patricia "Pat" (LaFayette)

Edith Patricia “Pat” Barfield, 73, of LaFayette, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. She is survived by her daughter, Brandy Murphy of LaFayette; sons, Chip Crowe, Wayne Crowe, Robbie Williams, and Allan Williams all of LaFayette; brother, Wendall York of Atlanta; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Sanford Found Innocent Of 2000 Strangulation Murder In East Ridge

A Criminal Court jury on Friday night found Jason Sanford not guilty in the 2000 strangulation death of an East Ridge woman. The defense put on no proof. Sanford spent two and a half years in jail awaiting trial in the Cold Case. Earlier on Friday, a Michigan man gave a deathbed statement that his first cousin had admitted killing Sarah Davis Perry. The jury heard ... (click for more)

Trio Charged In Armed Robbery Of Dunkin Doughnuts On Highway 58

Three men have been charged with the robbery of the Dunkin Doughnuts on Highway 58 on Wednesday night. Charged with aggravated robbery were Justin Marcus Brakefield, 29, of 7310 Standifer Gap Road, Demarketh King, 30, of 4613 Locksley Lane, and Xavior Travon Robinson, 18, of 3606 Locksley Lane. An employee said three males walked into the business through a back door that ... (click for more)