Derrick, Edna M. (Cleveland)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Edna M. Derrick, 85, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at her residence.

Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.

Williamson, Donna Fay (Dayton)

Horne, Summer Melody (LaFayette)

Watkins, Zachary Drew (Rocky Face)


Donna Fay Williamson, 79, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, November 19, 2019, at her home in Dayton. She was born on Feb. 5, 1940, in Sparta, TN, the daughter of the late John ... (click for more)

Summer Melody Horne, age 17, of LaFayette passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. She attended Ridgeland High School and enjoyed spending time with her family. Summer was an avid Georgia ... (click for more)

Zachary Drew Watkins, age 38, of Rocky Face, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lawrence Self; grandmother, Earlene Self; and uncle, Glen Smith. ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Williamson, Donna Fay (Dayton)

Donna Fay Williamson, 79, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, November 19, 2019, at her home in Dayton. She was born on Feb. 5, 1940, in Sparta, TN, the daughter of the late John “Hack” and Jessie Mildred (Stevens) Fish. Donna was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernal Williamson, her daughter, Rhonda Chilkott and several brothers and sisters. Donna lived ... (click for more)

Horne, Summer Melody (LaFayette)

Summer Melody Horne, age 17, of LaFayette passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. She attended Ridgeland High School and enjoyed spending time with her family. Summer was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and loved wearing pretty bows in her hair. She thought the world of her nurses Justin Glaze and Amy Woods and her homebound teacher Charity Burnette. She was preceded in death ... (click for more)

Obituaries

Reta E. Rodgers

Reta E. Rodgers, 65, of Chattanooga passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was a native of Lawrenceburg, Tn. Reta was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and a Volunteer with Ladies of Charity. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BS in Business Administration. ... (click for more)

Donna Cheryl Hullander Gobert

Donna Cheryl Hullander Gobert, 72, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov 17, 2019. She was born on August 14, 1947, to the late Ralph and Beatrice Hullander. She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church. She graduated from Ooltewah High School in 1965 and worked as a surgical technician at Erlanger Hospital where she retired after 40 years. She is ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Aquarium Contracting Out Gift Shops, Concessions

The Tennessee Aquarium is contracting out its gift shops and concessions. An employee said about 30 workers are affected. The contract will go to Event Network, which operates a number of similar facilities around the country. The Aquarium has used its own staff since it opened in May 1992. The employee said workers were told they could apply with the new company. ... (click for more)

CARTA Planning Free Rides For Veterans; Lively Says Veterans "Not Expecting All This"

CARTA is planning to begin providing free rides to veterans on its entire transit fleet. Lisa Maragnano, executive director, said, "I think we should be doing more for our veterans. "They put their lives on the line for us so it's the right thing to do. They deserve it." She said the goal is to have the new policy go into effect Jan. 2. Ms. Maragnano said some other ... (click for more)