Hester, Matthew Joseph

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Matthew Joseph Hester, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly June 22, 2022. He was born in Atlanta on Aug. 17, 1976. Matthew graduated from Rhea County High School.

He is survived by mother and father, Patricia Price and David J. Hester (Brenda Gail); maternal grandmother, Mary Price; step-sister, Chevante (Reggie) Johnson; two step-brothers, Christopher Hester and Jeremy (Constance) Nolan; three uncles, Michael Price, Jack Aaron Coggins and Robert Coggins; aunt, Marsha Vick; step-daughter, Sarah Olivia Tufts Wooden; three grandchildren, Braydon Clark, Mayleigh Rose and Marleigh Rayne; stepmother, Linda Hester; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 at  Lee Cemetery in McDonald for a graveside service officiated by Reverend Joe Brooks. Interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to McKamey Animal Center.

Howard, Joel Franklin

Kellogg, George

Daugherty, Donna


Joel Franklin Howard, born January 14, 1953, passed away Monday August 8, 2022. Joel enjoyed a long career as a lighting director for opera and ballet. As a graduate of UTC and Indiana ... (click for more)

George Kellogg, Sr., 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Donna Daugherty, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)



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Howard, Joel Franklin

Joel Franklin Howard, born January 14, 1953, passed away Monday August 8, 2022. Joel enjoyed a long career as a lighting director for opera and ballet. As a graduate of UTC and Indiana University, Bloomington, he lived in Manhattan and worked at Lincoln Center in New York, The Deutsche Oper in Berlin, The International Arts Festival in San Antonio and Stage Lighting Distributors ... (click for more)

Kellogg, George

George Kellogg, Sr., 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

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Andrews, Cleyta M. (Cleveland)

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Davis, Wilburn Lloyd (Dalton)

Wilburn Lloyd Davis, 85, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 12, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas G and Mary W Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Nadine Davis; brothers-in-law, Shelby Peeples and Jimmy Skates; nephew, Pete Gunn; and former wife, Linda L Davis. He is survived by his daughters, Amy Terry and Kela Erwin (Monte) of Calhoun; ... (click for more)

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