Filyaw, Bessie Louise

Longtime Member Of Grace Avenue Baptist Church

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Bessie Filyaw
Bessie Filyaw

Bessie Louise Filyaw, 86, passed away on September 3, 2019.  

She was a member of Grace Avenue Baptist Church for over 64 years.  Mrs. Filyaw was called “Momma” by those who knew her.  She was very loved and will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Bessie Schulthies; husbands, James McGhee and Virgil Filyaw, and siblings, Bobby Wallace and Ruth.

Mrs. Filyaw is survived by her sons, James and Michael McGhee; daughters, Darlene (Wayne) Heaton and Lisa (Jeremy) Goodman; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 3–7 p.m. at Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58. There will also be a visitation on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m.–noon at Grace Avenue Baptist Church, 3811 Grace Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37406, with the funeral following at noon with Pastor David Turner and Pastor Norma Peters officiating.  

Mrs. Filyaw will be laid to rest in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Share your memories and express your condolences at www.TurnerFamilyFuneralHome.com.

Arrangements made by Turner Funeral Home, Hwy 58 Chapel 423-622-3171



Daniel, Geraldine

Gatford, Alberta

Harkness, Calvin Lebron


Geraldine Daniel, 80, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Alberta Gatford, 56, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Calvin Lebron Harkness, 63, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)



Obituaries

Daniel, Geraldine

Geraldine Daniel, 80, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Gatford, Alberta

Alberta Gatford, 56, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Ramsey, Freddie Lebron (Cleveland)

Freddie Lebron Ramsey, 75, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. He was a gifted carpenter and dry wall man. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Ramsey; mother, Polly Hout; father, Fred “Dick” Ramsey; son, Lee Hogan; and brother, John Ramsey. He is survived by his son, Bud (Melissa ... (click for more)

White, William "Bill" D. (Cleveland)

William “Bill” D. White, a well-known farm equipment mechanic in Bradley and surrounding counties, passed away August 10, 2020 after a short illness. He was a member of Clingan Ridge Baptist Church since 1960. Bill was the 10th child out of 15 born to William Jefferson and Ethel Lee Kelly White. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Louise Nichols White and Irene ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga To Welcome Nonstop United Service To Houston, Resume Chicago flights

The Chattanooga Airport will welcome nonstop United Express flights, operated by SkyWest Airlines, to Houston beginning Thursday, Oct. 1. The creation of Chattanooga's second direct flight to Texas will establish a gateway to hundreds of domestic and international destinations offered at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, officials said. In addition to the Houston flight, ... (click for more)

Legislature Makes Staying Overnight On State Property A Felony; Those Charged Must Serve At Least 12 Hours In Jail

The Tennessee Legislature in special session on Wednesday passed a bill that makes it a felony to stay overnight on state property. The punishment for the Class E felony would be up to six years in prison. Those who are arrested under the new law would have to spend at least 12 hours in jail without bond. Camping is defined as laying down a blanket, sleeping bag or other ... (click for more)