Davis, Benjamin Franklin, Jr.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Benjamin Davis
Benjamin Davis

Reverend Benjamin Franklin Davis, Jr. of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Erlanger Medical Center.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at Magnolia Baptist Church in Woodville, Ms. He was called to preach in 2007 and was ordained in 2010.  Reverend Davis earned a Master of Science degree. He retired from the U.S. Civil Service System after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia Lucille Davis.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Diane Thomas Davis of Chattanooga; children, LaDonna Sheri Davis of Alexandria, Va., and Benjamin Thaxter (Brie) Davis of Gaithersburg, Md.; and granddaughter, Bryce Virginia Davis.

He will lie in state on Thursday, July 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at New Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tn., with Reverend Dr. Hickman Johnson as the eulogist.

Burial will be in Cooper Family Cemetery in Woodville, Ms., on Sunday, July 22, at 1 p.m.


Browning, Lorenia Clark

Hullander, Mike

Sanders, Luther


Lorenia Clark Browning, 96, of Rossville, went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was born in Walker County to the late James Polk and Minnie L. Trotter Clark. She had ... (click for more)

Mike Hullander, 60, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away on January 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Delores; sister, Bridget; brothers, Monty and Bucky Hullander. ... (click for more)

Luther Sanders, 93, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, in Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)


Obituaries

Browning, Lorenia Clark

Lorenia Clark Browning, 96, of Rossville, went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was born in Walker County to the late James Polk and Minnie L. Trotter Clark. She had resided most of her life in Walker County in the Rossville and Lookout Mountain communities. She was a former employee of Trenton Spinning Mills and was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, working ... (click for more)

Hullander, Mike

Mike Hullander, 60, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away on January 9, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Delores; sister, Bridget; brothers, Monty and Bucky Hullander. He is survived by his brothers, Mark and Chucky Hullander. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Hullander Farms at 10944 London Lane, Apison, Tn. (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Allgood, Bob Gerald (LaFayette)

Bob Gerald Allgood, 91, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at CHI Memorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 19, 1927, and was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Annie Daisy Johnson Allgood, Sr., sisters, Anna Bell Ponder, Louise Underwood, and Mildred Ponder, and brothers, Marshall Allgood, Jr., Johnny Allgood, William “Billy” Allgood, Tommie ... (click for more)

Starkey, Perry (South Pittsburg)

Perry Starkey, a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, gained his wings to heaven on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Perry was 62 years old and a lifetime member of the South Pittsburg, Tennessee community. His spent his career being self- employed in detailing automobiles. Perry was a member of the Unity Community Church in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Perry was ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Police Seek Information In Murder Of Taja Whiteside, 30, On Jan. 11

Chattanooga Police are seeking information in the death of Taja Whiteside, 30, which happened on Jan. 11. The death has now been ruled a homicide. Chattanooga Police responded a t approximately 11:52 a.m. to a CPR in progress call at a residence in the 5800 block of Moody Sawyer Road. Upon arrival, police located the victim who was unresponsive. Hamilton County EMS pronounced ... (click for more)

Governor-Elect Bill Lee Names Penny Schwinn Education Commissioner

Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee on Thursday announced the appointment of Penny Schwinn to lead the Tennessee Department of Education. “Penny leads with students at the forefront and I believe her experience is exactly what we need to continue improving on the gains we have made in the past few years,” said Governor-elect Lee. “As a former teacher and seasoned administrator, ... (click for more)