Cecil Bateman

World War II Veteran Pastored Several Churches And Taught In Christian Schools

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Cecil Bateman
Cecil Bateman

Cecil Bateman, 91, of Chattanooga passed from this life into the presence of Jesus on June 8.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Inez Bateman.

Born in Nantahala, N.C., Cecil was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served during the Second World War. He received his undergraduate and Masters of Divinity from Tennessee Temple University and Seminary, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He pastored small churches and taught in several private Christian schools. He enjoyed working on cars and tending his garden.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeanie Hammond (Jim), Barbara Donham (Richard), Debra Kuhn (Joel), grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 42, one great-great-grandson.

Cecil considered himself a blessed man. He was a serious lifelong student of the scriptures and loved teaching others the Word of God.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at Briar Town Baptist Church, Nantahala, N.C. The family will receive friend prior to the service from 1-3 p.m.

Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort and view the memorial tribute.

The family will received friends on Sunday, June 10, from 3-5 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road. 


Dennis, Charles

Bynum, Minnie Lee

McDaniel, Samuel Clinton, Jr.


Charles Dennis, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Minnie "Sister" Bynum, 76, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on January 16, 2019, in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She attended Turner High School in Atlanta. She was employed by Grady ... (click for more)

Samuel Clinton McDaniel, Jr., 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in a local hospital. He was a 1968 graduate of Riverside High School and a member of Olivet Baptist ... (click for more)


Obituaries

Rex, Jennie Bell

Jennie Bell Rex departed this world into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 4:20 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hattie Bennett, father, Buck Bennett, her husband, Grady B Rex, one great-great-grandson, Leo Vujinovic, grandson in-law, Cary Giesler, eight brothers, and five sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Russell, ... (click for more)

Dennis, Charles

Charles Dennis, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Hudson, Milton Clark (Jasper)

Milton Clark Hudson, II, of Jasper, Tn., passed away Friday, January 18, 2019. He was a longtime employee of Sequatchie Concrete Services. He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Clark Hudson; mother, Doris London Hudson; and brother-in-law, Ken Cagle. Those left to cherish his memories are his sister, Tammi Cagle; and niece, Kendi (McKay) Nunley. Visitation will ... (click for more)

Shields, John Timothy (Dalton)

John Timothy “Tim” Shields, age 73, of Dalton, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Shields was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Velma Shields. He was a member of The Temple of the Lord Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Sherrill Shields of Dalton; sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Kelsey Shields of Marietta, and Dustin ... (click for more)

Breaking News

2nd Man Charged In October 2018 Murder Of Jacob Dakota Moore Of Apison

A second arrest has been made in the October 2018 murder of Jacob Dakota Moore of Apison. Authorities earlier charged Askia Witherow in the slaying. On Thursday, warrants were issued for James David Robinson, 42, charging him with one count of first-degree murder, one count of especially aggravated kidnapping, four counts of especially aggravated robbery, four counts ... (click for more)

Linda Damewood Killed, Another Critical, Third Injured In Shooting At Crossville

One person was killed, another critically injured and a third hurt in a shooting at Crossville on Saturday. Linda Damewood, 74, of Crossville, was dead at the scene. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Tansi Security, and Tennessee Highway Patrol units responded to 8610 Cherokee Trail at approximately 6:38 p.m. to a reported shooting. Cumberland County Sheriff’s ... (click for more)