Thompson, Randy Ray (Cleveland)

Friday, January 22, 2021
Randy Ray Thompson, 68, of Cleveland, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He was born in Albertville, Al. on Feb. 13, 1952 to the late Richard Baine and Lela Lorraine Virginia Romans Thompson. He retired after 42 years of dedicated service to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a senior custodian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, J.T. Thompson, of Alabama, Wayne Thompson, of Georgia and Billy Joe Thompson, of Alabama.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 47 years, Nellie Mae Ledford Thompson; son, David and Amanda Thompson, of Cleveland; daughter, Loretta Thompson, of Cleveland; granddaughter, Shelby Mason, of Cleveland; grandson, Jessie Thompson, of Cleveland; siblings, Rodger Thompson, of Alabama, Kandy and Billy Young, of Albertville, Al. and Brenda (Rodger) Hollis, of Alabama; and a host of extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-noon on Sunday, Jan. 24 in the Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Road, NW in Cleveland. Additional visitation will be held at the Albertville Funeral Home Downtown, 125 West Main St. in Albertville, Al. from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Randy will be laid to rest in the Memory Hill Cemetery in Albertville, Al. at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time, with Rodger Thompson, Chris Thompson, Michael Young, Billy Young, Jerry Richards and Wade Bowgus serving as pallbearers.

Brown, Avadene (Cleveland)

Monk, Seth (Tunnel Hill)

Southard, Joel Wayne (Tunnel Hill)


Avadene Brown, age 95, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 26, 2021. Avadene was born May 12, 1925 in Haywood County, N.C. to the late Jerry Levi and Estelle Brookes ... (click for more)

Seth Monk, age 42 of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, departed this life, Saturday, February 27, 2021, at his home. Due to the national health crisis and the COVID-19 virus, masks must be worn properly ... (click for more)

Joel Wayne Southard, age 45, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, departed this life Friday, February 26, 2021, at Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center. He was born April 9, 1975 in Dalton, Ga. He was preceded ... (click for more)



Area Obituaries

Brown, Avadene (Cleveland)

Avadene Brown, age 95, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 26, 2021. Avadene was born May 12, 1925 in Haywood County, N.C. to the late Jerry Levi and Estelle Brookes Hipps. Avadene graduated from high school in 1942 from the Church of God Bible Training School (later moved and renamed Lee College) in Sevierville, Tn. Upon graduation, she was employed a ... (click for more)

Monk, Seth (Tunnel Hill)

Seth Monk, age 42 of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, departed this life, Saturday, February 27, 2021, at his home. Due to the national health crisis and the COVID-19 virus, masks must be worn properly at all times and social distancing must be observed when visiting the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com . Arrangements are by Ponders ... (click for more)

Obituaries

Marie Newfield Francis

Marie Newfield Francis, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, died on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Marie was born in New Orleans, LA, on March 21, 1922. There she attended Holy Angels Academy and Raybin Business School. Marie was a volunteer nurses’ aide at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. At Charity, she met a resident surgeon, Dr. Guy Martin Francis, Sr. They were married in ... (click for more)

Marie Luise Perkins

Marie Luise Perkins, 74, of Hixson, is now dancing with her heavenly father, God above. She shared smiles and warm hugs to anyone who needed it or not. She was always willing to give a helping hand. Every friendship that she shared was filled with love and kindness. She will be missed by everyone deeply. Now with open arms, her family above welcomes her. She was predeceased ... (click for more)

Breaking News

A Record 4,668 People Received COVID-19 Vaccine In Hamilton County This Weekend

The Hamilton County Health Department wishes to recognize many community partners who offered COVID-19 vaccine clinics over the weekend to eligible people 65+ and those with 1a1, 1a2 & 1b phase status. The following community partners administered a combined 2,505 doses this weekend: • CHI Memorial Hospital sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga ... (click for more)

County Health Department Switching Some Resources From Testing To Vaccinations

The Hamilton County Health Department’s COVID testing site at Alstom will be closed Wednesdays and Sundays beginning this week. The site will continue operations five days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. “With the increase in both the demand and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, we have remained flexible in our efforts and redirected ... (click for more)