Howard, Joel Franklin

Monday, August 15, 2022
Joel Franklin
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 in Hollywood.

As a native of Chattanooga, he returned home after his final work managing the Loyola Marymount University Fine Arts Center in Los Angeles.

Son of Don and Mary Howard, he is survived by his two first cousins, Deborah Hildreth and Rhonda Kirtley, as well as many friends worldwide.


William “Bill” Bristol Crowell

Dewberry, Albert

Cantrell, Winford Paul


William “Bill” Bristol Crowell, 64, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on September 14, 2022. The son of John Murdoch Crowell, Sr., M.D. and Naomi Jernigan Crowell, he was born on April 7, ... (click for more)

Albert Dewberry, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, in Spencer, Tn. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

Winford Paul Cantrell, Jr., 63, of Harrison, passed away September 24, 2022 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 14, 1958 to the late Mary Agnes Caruso Cantrell ... (click for more)



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William “Bill” Bristol Crowell

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Dewberry, Albert

Albert Dewberry, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, in Spencer, Tn. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995. (click for more)

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