Delk, James D. (Tunnel Hill)

Sunday, May 19, 2019
James D. Delk
James D. Delk

James D. Delk, 80, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, departed this life at his home early Saturday morning, May 18, 2019. 

Mr. Delk was born in Celina, Tn. on Sept. 22, 1938.  He was a son of the late J.D. and Clarcie Phillips Delk.  Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Irene Jennings; and his brother, William Delk.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Mr. Delk was a previous Metro Police Officer with the Nashville, Tennessee Police Department.  He had been a minister at Baptist Ridge Church of Christ and was a member at Tunnel Hill Church of Christ. 

Mr. Delk is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Delk of the residence; daughters and son-in-law, Donna Delk of Dalton, Ga., Wanda and Mike Allen of Madison, Tn.; sisters and brother-in-law, Mae Maxwell of Celina, Tn. and Ann and Ronnie Hunt of Nashville, Tn.; grandchildren, Lauren Lackey of Dalton, Ga., Amanda Allen of Madison, Tn., and Michael Allen Jr. of Pensacola, Fl.; and great-grandchildren, Samuel, Ava, Elijah, Noah, and Roman.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. James Delk will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 2 p.m. from Ponders Melrose Chapel with Minister Roy Clark officiating.  The Dalton American Legion Post 112 will present Military Honors. 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21, from noon until the service hour. 

A service will also be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Nashville, Tn. with Minister David Gregory officiating. 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 22, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home from noon until the service hour.  Interment will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Arrangements are by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton, GA. (706) 226-4002.


Thacker, Sheddy C. (Whitwell)

Stewart, Ruth A. (Benton)

Hambright, Jeffery Lynn (Tunnel Hill)


Sheddy C. Thacker, 78, of Whitwell, died at NHC Dunlap on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Mr. Thacker was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Edna Morrison Thacker; his wife, Linda McGowan ... (click for more)

Ruth A. Stewart, 83, a resident of Benton, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Granny loved to do puzzles and word searches. As an avid lover ... (click for more)

Jeffery Lynn Hambright, age 76, of Tunnel Hill, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Floyd and Omajean ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Thacker, Sheddy C. (Whitwell)

Sheddy C. Thacker, 78, of Whitwell, died at NHC Dunlap on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Mr. Thacker was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Edna Morrison Thacker; his wife, Linda McGowan Thacker; infant son, Sheddy Thacker, Jr.; daughter, Vanessa Graham; two sisters, Linda Campbell and Faye Rutherford; and four brothers, Lester, Elmer, Jimmy Don and Charles Thacker. ... (click for more)

Stewart, Ruth A. (Benton)

Ruth A. Stewart, 83, a resident of Benton, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Granny loved to do puzzles and word searches. As an avid lover of The Andy Griffith Show and N.C.I.S, she was most known for her love to cook and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Lucy Wooten; daughter, ... (click for more)

Obituaries

Roy H. Whitmire

Roy H. Whitmire, 95, of Chattanooga, passed into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, August 18, 2019. He was born on July 16, 1924, in Chattanooga to the late Charles Andrew and Bertha Frost Whitmire. Mr. Whitmire was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, having served with the 112th Combat Engineers European Theater of Operations. Roy was married for 73 years to the late Burma Millican ... (click for more)

H. Leon Smith, Jr.

H. Leon Smith, Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Leon was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church. He was better known as “Smitty” for 39 years in the Chattanooga Fire Department, where after serving as Private, he served as Lieutenant, Sergeant, Captain and then Commander. He served on the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Joint Human Trafficking Investigation Results In 4 Arrests In Bradley County

An investigation by special agents with the Human Trafficking Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, detectives with the Cleveland Police Department, and investigators with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the arrest of two Tennessee men, and two men from Georgia. Over a three-day period beginning Aug 15, as part of an undercover investigation aimed ... (click for more)

Jobanie Martinez, 21, Sought In Dalton Shooting Of 2 On Sunday Night

The Dalton Police Department is investigating a late-night shooting incident on Sunday that sent two people to local hospitals with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening. The man who investigators have identified as the shooter, Jobanie Martinez, 21, is still at large. The victims and the shooter were known to each other. The incident happened at approximately ... (click for more)