Howard, Pearl Odom (Cleveland)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Pearl Odom Howard
Pearl Odom Howard

Pearl Odom Howard, 95, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family. 

She was a lifelong member of Big Spring United Methodist Church; and she volunteered at Bradley Memorial Hospital as well as many other charitable organizations. She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening, traveling, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, Caney Odom and Bessie Poe Odom; two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, Charles Howard; sons, Steve Howard and wife Carolyn, and Phil Howard and wife Lisa, all of Cleveland; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery with Paul Howard, Kyle Howard, Brian Howard, Mitchel Laman, Maxton Laman, Chad Kirkpatrick, and Chris Wolfe serving as pallbearers.  A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Big Spring United Methodist Church, 1196 Hardwick Street, SE, Cleveland, TN  37311.

The family would like to thank her caregivers for the loving care given to their Mom.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Howard family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.


Ashworth, Mary Alice (Summerville)

Plott, Brett Anthony (Calton)

Smith, Freddie "Jo" (Cleveland)


Mrs. Mary Alice Ashworth, 80, of Berryton Community, Summerville, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 3, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Ashworth was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on May 19, 1942 ... (click for more)

Mr. Brett Anthony Plott, 57, of Dalton, departed this life July 1, 2022 Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com. Ponders Melrose Chapel 138 Melrose Dr., ... (click for more)

Freddie "Jo" Smith made her way to heaven on June 30, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was known as a truly devout Christian woman that shared her love for God to everyone. Her worn Bibles ... (click for more)



Area Obituaries

Ashworth, Mary Alice (Summerville)

Mrs. Mary Alice Ashworth, 80, of Berryton Community, Summerville, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 3, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Ashworth was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on May 19, 1942 to the late Fred and Willie Mae Bohannon Tucker. She was a member, and for many years was pianist, for the Berryton Baptist Church, and was pianist for “The Singing Volunteers” quartet. ... (click for more)

Plott, Brett Anthony (Calton)

Mr. Brett Anthony Plott, 57, of Dalton, departed this life July 1, 2022 Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com. Ponders Melrose Chapel 138 Melrose Dr., Dalton, Ga. 30721, 706-226-4002. (click for more)

Obituaries

John Teuscher

John Teuscher, long time resident of Rosswell, Georgia, and recent resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on July 4, 2022. John was born in Germany in 1925 and came to the United States as an infant with his parents and two sisters. He grew up in New Jersey and attended local schools in Springfield. He was an engineering graduate of the University of Wisconsin and ... (click for more)

Pamela June Lewis

Pamela June Lewis, 72, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, went home to heaven on Friday, July 1, 2022. She passed away with family by her side peacefully. Pamela was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Lewis Stewart and parents, Tyrus (Bo) and Pauline Smith; brothers, Tommy and Danny Smith; sister, Deloras Morrison. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, David L. Lewis; ... (click for more)

Breaking News

2 Juveniles Hurt When They Are Slung Into Anchored Pontoon Boat At Fort Loudon Lake

Two juveniles were injured in a July 4 boating accident that occurred in the Holder Branch area of Fort Loudon Lake near the Cove at Concord Park. At around 1:20 p.m., Frank Talo, 49, of Knoxville, was operating a personal watercraft that was towing an inner tube with two juveniles onboard who were slung into the side of an anchored pontoon boat. One of the injured ... (click for more)

Gas Prices Drop 9.1 Cents In Chattanooga

Average gasoline prices in Chattanooga have fallen 9.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.24 per gallon on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy's survey of 170 stations in Chattanooga. Prices in Chattanooga are 15.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.40 higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has fallen 6.3 cents nationally in the past week and stands ... (click for more)