Chattanooga Area Under Flood Warning; High Winds Expected Saturday Night

Roth, David Alan (Kensington)

Monday, February 11, 2019
David Alan Roth, 63, of Kensington (McLemore Cove), went home to be with the Lord Sunday, February 10, 2019. He was a resident of the Chattanooga and the North Georgia area for most of his life, and a member of Lookout Baptist Church in High Point. David graduated from the first graduating class of Tennessee Temple High School, where he was elected Mr. Temple High School. He also attended Tennessee Temple University and UTC. He was the owner of Dr. Flue Chimney Sweep and DARCO Woodworks. He was an excellent craftsman, taking great pride in all of his jobs, and was an avid outdoorsman. He had hiked a lot of the Appalachian Trails with his dad and cousin. David was a talented musician, serving as the lead guitarist for Celebrate Recovery at Oakwood Baptist Church for several years.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenora Ann Roth.

David is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, June Alicyne Burns Roth; father, Fred Rothon; son, James David Roth; daughters, Samantha Jane Vandergriff and Heather Suzanne Mims; brother, Jeffry (Clarice) Lee Roth; sister, Jennifer (Robbie) Roth Payne; granddaughter, Catherine Elizabeth Vandergriff; brother-in-law, James Bradley Burns; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m on Thursday at Lookout Baptist Church at High Point, with Pastor Terry Burns and Dr. Denny Whitesel officiating.  Interment will be at Coulter Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hope Counseling Services Inc. and Walker County Animal Shelter.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to view the memorial tribute and share words of comfort with the family.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway and from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday at Lookout Baptist Church, where the body will lie in state before the service.

Hammontree, Katherine "Kathy" Cunnyngham (Cleveland)

Motley, Karla Lee Brooker (Dalton)

Cole, Charles "Charlie" R. (Ringgold)


Katherine “Kathy” Cunnyngham Hammontree, 72, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She retired from Maytag as an industrial ... (click for more)

Karla Lee Brooker Motley, age 54, of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Sallie Brooker and Coy and Jo ... (click for more)

Charles “Charlie” R. Cole, 87, of Ringgold, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019 in a local hospital. Charlie was born March 10, 1931 to the late George H. & Lena Cole. He was a long-time ... (click for more)


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Hammontree, Katherine "Kathy" Cunnyngham (Cleveland)

Katherine “Kathy” Cunnyngham Hammontree, 72, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She retired from Maytag as an industrial engineer. She was preceded in deathy by her parents, Addison Blair Cunnyngham and Mary Frances McKenzie Cunnyngham; and husband, Joe Hammontree. Survivors include her life partner, ... (click for more)

Motley, Karla Lee Brooker (Dalton)

Karla Lee Brooker Motley, age 54, of Dalton, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Sallie Brooker and Coy and Jo Douglas. Karla was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Southeast Toyota Comptroller Association and North Georgia Walk to Emmaus. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, ... (click for more)

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John Robert Monroe, Jr.

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D. Ruth Nix

D. Ruth Nix, 78, of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was the daughter of Ida Lena Schmidt and Garry Shellito Medlen and was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Charles Lee Nix. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Vickie McCallie Nix and 10 brothers and sisters. Ruth retired from TVA having held many ... (click for more)

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