Crutcher, Maelene

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Maelene Crutcher
Maelene Crutcher

Maelene B. Crutcher was born in this city on April 1, 1934, and departed this life journey on Thursday May 9, 2019. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mrs.  Willie Mae Braham and father Mr. John Branham, Sr and, one brother, John Branham, Jr. 

Mrs. Crutcher accepted Christ at an early age and a faithful and dedicated member of St. Elmo Missionary Baptist. A graduate of Howard High School and attended Zion College (UTC) for two years.  She was a  devoted, loving mother,  and a faithful woman of God in the community, schools foster grandparent program, Bible teacher, Gospel singer and a prayer warrior. 

Left to cherish her precious memories are her beloved children, Carlos D. Crutcher, Tekelia (Mack) Kelly and Dorothea (Walter) Johnson, six grandchildren, Lametra Sanderfur, Romeatrius Moss, Sharae Moore, Rachel, Caleb and Abraham Kelly, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. 

Mrs. Crutcher will lie in state from 12-8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the funeral home. 

A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 14, at St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Church officiating.


Terry, Dennis Day

Blackburn, Billy Edward

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Dennis Day Terry, 67, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

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Williejay Kaipo Kalaukoa, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, in a local hospital. He was born to and preceded in death by his parents, Willie James Winslow and Bernadette ... (click for more)


Obituaries

Terry, Dennis Day

Dennis Day Terry, 67, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Blackburn, Billy Edward

Billy Edward Blackburn, 89, has left his home in Ooltewah, Tennessee, died on May 24, 2019. Bill was born on July 10, 1929, in Knoxville. He was a fourth generation Southern Railway employee where he rose to the rank of general foreman through hard work and dedication; a proud family tradition. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Samuel and Mary Lou Blackburn; ... (click for more)

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Griffey, Arvene (Cleveland)

Arvene Griffey, 89, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in a local hospital. Mrs. Griffey was the daughter of the late Martha Ward Elliott and James Jonas Elliott. Her husband, Milton Griffey, her grand daughter, Amy Griffey Pigg, her sisters, Corine Johnson, Judy Davis and her brothers, Laffe Elliott and Johnny Elliott also preceded her in death. ... (click for more)

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