Hembree, Jon'David Nicolas (Benton)

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Jon'David Hembree
Jon'David Hembree

Jon’David Nicolas Hembree, 32, of Benton, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

He was a former employee of Mecedes Benz in Savannah, GA and Integrity Chevrolet in Chattanooga.  Jon’David was an avid musician and loved playing the guitar and drums.  He was also a mustang and drag racing enthusiast.  Jon’David loved his sons and prayed over them every night. 

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lorene McCann and his paternal grandparents, David and Carolyn Hembree.

Survivors include his parents, Scott and Hazel McCann Hembree of Benton; children, Jaxson David Hembree of Cleveland and Liam James Hembree of Savannah, GA; maternal grandparents, Bishop John Wesley McCann and First Lady Hazel McCann, of Benton; paternal grandfather, Lee Kelly of Cleveland; aunts and uncles, Edith (“Uncle Papaw” Kenneth) Blair, Julia (Bobby) Burger, Wilma Allen (Bishop Mike) Slocum, Connie Knotts, Diane (Mike) Henderson and Abigail Wiggins; great aunt and uncle, Louie and Louise Thompson; and to many cousins to mention.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, in the chapel of Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home with his father, Scott Hembree, Bishop John Wesley McCann and Pastor Crockett Kennedy officiating.  Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens.

His family will receive friends from 2–8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hembree family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.  


Todd, John Ralph (Ringgold)

Ward, Katherine Eleana (Chickamauga)

Gooden, Ruth Allene (Ringgold)


John Ralph Todd, was born, April 18, 1939 in Henltonville, In. to the late Ralph & Laverne Todd, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the age of 80. John ... (click for more)

Katherine Eleana Ward, 80, of Chickamauga, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born to the late Walter and Laura Beattie in Trenton, NJ, and lived many years in West Virginia before ... (click for more)

Ruth Allene Wheeler Gooden, 80, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at her home. She was a life-long resident of North Georgia and a member at Catoosa Baptist ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Todd, John Ralph (Ringgold)

John Ralph Todd, was born, April 18, 1939 in Henltonville, In. to the late Ralph & Laverne Todd, and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the age of 80. John was a United States Army veteran, having enlisted in 1959, and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. John then married the love of his life, Linda Sue Gyger Todd, on Sept. 29, 1960, and they ... (click for more)

Ward, Katherine Eleana (Chickamauga)

Katherine Eleana Ward, 80, of Chickamauga, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born to the late Walter and Laura Beattie in Trenton, NJ, and lived many years in West Virginia before moving to Chickamauga in 2015. Katherine was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, who will be greatly missed. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Christina Marie ... (click for more)

Obituaries

Elizabeth Williams McDonald Anderson

Elizabeth Williams McDonald Anderson passed away on June 8, 2019, after a prolonged struggle with brain cancer. Elizabeth, known as Betsy, was a homemaker, volunteer, storyteller, teacher, artist, psychologist, farm manager, interior designer, lifelong faithful Christian and a flagbearer of color, curiosity and creativity. She was born on July 29, 1928, in Chattanooga, ... (click for more)

Daniel Gordon Hamer Calhoun, Jr.

Daniel Gordon Hamer Calhoun, Jr., age 75, of Chattanooga, passed away June 14, 2019 in a local healthcare facility. He was born August 11, 1943 in Chattanooga to the late Florence Gennoe and Daniel Gordon Calhoun, Sr. Gordon was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He was retired from TVA after 35 years of service. He has also worked with ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Woman Arrested On Drug Charges After Police Confiscate 50 Pounds Of Marijuana, 23 Pounds Of THC Oil

The Chattanooga Police Department Narcotics Unit arrested a woman on drug charges and confiscated 50 pounds of marijuana and 23 pounds of THC oil. Delores Lawrence, 63, of 1303 Arlington Ave., was charged with possession of marijuana for resale and possession of THC oil for resale. CPD narcotics investigators and Gun Team officers on Saturday stopped a suspect who was ... (click for more)

City Council To Vote Tuesday On Restarting Business Improvement District Process

The City Council will vote Tuesday night to restart the process of setting up a Business Improvement District (BID) in downtown Chattanooga. If the vote passes, it would set up a public hearing and final vote on July 23. Council members Erskine Oglesby, Anthony Byrd and Jerry Mitchell are sponsoring the resolution. In a raucous meeting last Tuesday night, there were numerous ... (click for more)