Bell, Volonte Christopher

Centra High School Alumnus Was Assistant Basketball Coach At Chattanooga State

Friday, February 28, 2020
Volonte Bell
Volonte Bell
Volonte Christopher Bell, 29, passed away on February 23, 2020, in Chattanooga. 
 
He was born in Topeka, Ks., on October 22, 1990, to Vencent B. Bell and Vanessa C. Bell. He was a longtime resident of Chattanooga but also lived in Topeka, Ks., Huntsville, Al., and Dallas, Tx. He was a member of Olivet Baptist Church. Volonte was a very outgoing young man and people person, who always had a big smile.  He would go out of his way to help someone.  Volonte had a passion for coaching and gave it his all.  He loved the Lord and loved his family and friends. He was a graduate of Central High School Class of 2009, where he earned high school Athletic Awards, All County/District & Regional. In January 2018, he earned AS degree at Chattanooga State Community College and December 2018 earned BS at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, achieving the Dean’s List.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Faye Bell, West Point, Ms.; grandfather, Fred Carter, Paducah, Ky.
 
Survivors include his son, Julian Alexander, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; parents, Vencent and Vanessa Bell, Ooltewah; brother, Vonn Bell, Chattanooga; grandfather, David Bell, Sr., West Point, Ms.; grandmother, Pearl Carter, Paducah, Ky.; uncles, David (Wanda) Bell, Jr., Houston, Ms., Elvis Clay, West Point, Ms., Michael (Yvonne) Dickerson, Dayton, Oh.; aunts, Elaine Bell, San
Antonio, Tx., Carolyn (Marcus) Glover, Monice Clarke, Madison, Al., Angela (Allen) Thomas, West Point, Ms., Chandra (John) Barnes, Toney, Al., Denise Carter, New Market, Al.; a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
 
Public viewing will begin at 12-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29.
 
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Olivet Baptist Church. Mr. Bell will be interred at a later date in West Point, Ms.
 
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Denkins, Viola

Ward, Jackie Cris

Pascual, Mike Gudiel Jose


Viola Denkins passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 in an Indianapolis, Indiana hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Jackie Cris Ward, 45, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, departed this life Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020 in the comfort of her home with her mother by her side. Jackie was born on Oct. 30, 1974 ... (click for more)

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Jackie Cris Ward, 45, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, departed this life Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020 in the comfort of her home with her mother by her side. Jackie was born on Oct. 30, 1974 in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her dad, Elisha Finley Ward; and her grandparents, Carlton and Sylvia Carter. She was a 1992 graduate of Brainerd High School and had been ... (click for more)

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