Lakins, Sylvia Blanche (Cleveland)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sylvia Lakins
Sylvia Lakins

Sylvia Blanche Lakins, 78, a longtime resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, in a Chattanooga hospital.

Blanche was born on June 20, 1939 in Corner Brooke Newfoundland Canada a daughter of the late James & Mary Pelley. She has made the Cleveland area her home since 1954. Blanche was of the Christian faith. Blanche worked at Bowater prior to leaving and assisting her husband Lawrence in the operation of their business Lakins Jewelers for many years. Lastly she has assisted Jones Management in their accounting department. Blanche will always be remembered for being a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend to many. 

Blanche was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Lakins Jr. “Larry”, parents, James and Mary Pelley, one sister, Ann Pelley Leonard and two brothers, Jim Pelley and Walter Pelley.

Blanche leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Lawrence Lakins Sr., one daughter, Tami Lakins, two sisters, Marie Caravan and Margie Pelley, three brothers, Dick Pelley (Sylvia), Max Pelley (Wanda) and Gary Pelley (Bev), numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends. 

A celebration of her life is planned for Thursday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Mt. Olive Ministries at 3522 Harrison Pike in Cleveland, Tn. 

The family will receive friends at the church from 1-3 p.m. 

The interment will follow in the Calhoun City Cemetery in Calhoun, Tn. with family and friends serving as pallbearers. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association in Blanche’s memory.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Blanche and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family is honored to assist Blanche’s family with these arrangements.


Blaylock, Joyce Juanita (New Salem)

Boston, Daniel Keith "Danny" (Dunlap)

Mauldin, Patricia Martin (Whitwell)


Joyce Juanita Blaylock, 69, of New Salem, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. She was born March 17, 1950 in Mentone, Al. to the late William and Ruth Flannigan. Survivors include her ... (click for more)

Daniel Keith "Danny" Boston, 58, of Dunlap, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home, with his family by his side. He was a member of Dunlap church Of Christ. He was ... (click for more)

Patricia Martin Mauldin, 66. of Whitwell, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Annie May Poole Martin and husband, Arthur Bill Mauldin. ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Blaylock, Joyce Juanita (New Salem)

Joyce Juanita Blaylock, 69, of New Salem, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. She was born March 17, 1950 in Mentone, Al. to the late William and Ruth Flannigan. Survivors include her loving family; husband, Jim Blaylock; daughters, Heather (Raymond) Evans and Katherine (Trippe) York; sons, Jay (Candace) and Charles (Teresa) Blaylock; grandchildren, Levi and Autumn Hulgan, ... (click for more)

Boston, Daniel Keith "Danny" (Dunlap)

Daniel Keith "Danny" Boston, 58, of Dunlap, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his home, with his family by his side. He was a member of Dunlap church Of Christ. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert & Rachel Girdley Turner and Virgil & Mamie Boston. He is survived by his former wife, Phylis Boston Johnston; parents, Wiley and Ann ... (click for more)

Obituaries

John Adam Noll, Jr.

John Adam Noll, Jr. joined his Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 2, 1939, to John Adam Noll, Sr. and Thelma Love Noll. John graduated from Central High School in 1957. He retired from the Electric Power Board and was the business manager for IBEW Local 846 for 19 years. John had been a member of John Henry ... (click for more)

Maurine H. Hall

Maurine H. Hall, 94, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was the wife of the late, Andy F. Hall Sr., and was a member of Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include her son Andy F. (Stacy) Hall Jr. and grandson, Clayton Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Planning Commission Recommends Approval For Special Zoning For "Game Changer" Development At Alstom Property

The Planning Commission on Monday afternoon went along with a request for special zoning for a development on 81 acres at the Alstom property that City Councilman Darrin Ledford called "a game changer for the city of Chattanooga." Victor Dover, who helped plan the rejuvenation of the Southside 22 years ago, said all the aspects of the project called "The Bend" would not fit into ... (click for more)

Driver Killed When Vehicle Runs Off Middle Valley Road On Sunday Night

One person was killed when a vehicle ran off Middle Valley Road on Sunday night. At approximately 9:36 p.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Middle Valley Road. Preliminary investigation determined that a 2003 Chevy pick-up was southbound, left the west side of the roadway going down an embankment, struck a utility ... (click for more)