Duncan, Michael "Pacaw" Edward

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Michael “Pacaw” Edward Duncan, 62, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2021 at his residence in Bartlebaugh, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends. 

Mike was an owner/operator for Noble Transport, and loved driving his big truck around the country. He was a great father, and the best Pacaw to his grandkids, as they could do no wrong. Mike had a huge heart and helping people was his passion, even if they were strangers. His smile was contagious. He enjoyed going to the casino, playing pool, fishing, watching Nascar, or grilling for family and friends. Wherever we wanted to go or do, he was all-in for the adventure.

Mike is preceded in death by his father, Bud (Linda) Duncan;  sister, Pam; two brothers, Tombill and Randy; and daughter, Brandy. 
He is survived by his wife, Belinda Back; mother, Shirley Colston; daughters, Amber (Jason), Tabitha (Jeremy) and Kristie; and son, Caleb. He is also survived by nine granddaughters, Savanna, Shelley, Alley, Camrin, Chloe, Calynn, Clara, Delaney and Delilah; grandson, Kaden; three great-grandsons, Isaiah, Sawyer and Lincoln; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special lifelong friend/brother, Jimmy “RoRo” Rose.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 12, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., with the funeral directly following at Companion Funeral Home in Cleveland, with Brother Ron Gilbert officiating.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Mitch’s, Trish’s, and Hospice of Chattanooga. He will be missed and remembered by many. “Alright then”

Send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service, Cleveland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lackey, Octavia Marisa

Sims, Diana

Allen, Dianne


Octavia Marisa Lackey, 33, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Diana Sims, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at her residence. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Dianne Allen, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021, at her residence. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)



Obituaries

Lackey, Octavia Marisa

Octavia Marisa Lackey, 33, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Sims, Diana

Diana Sims, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at her residence. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Area Obituaries

Creasman, Tammy Renee Maupin (Cleveland)

Tammy Renee’ Maupin Creasman, 58, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Al., after a lengthy illness. She graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1980. Tammy later earned an associate’s degree in Applied Science from Cleveland State Community College in 1999. She was passionate about her family and ... (click for more)

Hicks, Annie I. (Trenton)

Annie I. Hicks, 84, passed away April 8, 2021. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed working in her flowers and garden. Annie was a member of United Church of God. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Clark; son, Stevie Hicks; and parents, Obie and Mary Frazier. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, George “G.W.” ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Former Tennessee Temple Dorm Apparently Is New Home For Unattended Migrant Children

A former Tennessee Temple dorm is apparently being converted as a new home for unattended migrant children. Brandon Lewis said he visited the site at 1914 Vance Ave. for his new Tennessee Conservative newspaper and asked an official "Are there migrant children inside?" He said he was referred to a federal government office. Mr. Lewis said he believes the former ... (click for more)

No Cruelty At McKamey, Executive Director Says In Letter To Volunteers And Fosters

The embattled executive director of McKamey Animal Center has reached out to MAC volunteers and foster partners, assuring them that there is no truth to allegations of animals at the facility being treated cruelty. “By now you are all aware of the assertions being made against MAC and our staff,” Ms. Fricke wrote, referring to complaints made by former employees who watched ... (click for more)