Obituaries

Irene “Lyn” Ellington Lindsey

Central High May Queen Won Numerous Tournament Tennis Matches; Had 75-Year Marriage

Irene “Lyn” Ellington Lindsey, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died peacefully with family on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at her home. She was born to the late Walter Lee and Anna Kile Ellington on September 11, 1922. Lyn, as she preferred to be called beginning her tennis years, which she was most proud of, could be seen every morning playing tennis with her many tennis friends at Manker Patten and earlier the Racket Club. Her partnered ... (click for more)

James R. Godfrey

World War II Veteran Was Longtime Member Of Hixson First Baptist Church

James R. Godfrey, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. He was born on May 16, 1927 in Cherokee County, Alabama. Mr. Godfrey served in the United States Army in the Pacific theater during the World War II era. He worked at Lindale Mills in Rome, Ga., while attaining a Business degree. He began his professional career at Economy Auto in Rome, as credit manager. Mr. Godfrey worked for OTASCO for 34 years, as ... (click for more)


Robert Larry Martin

U.S. Navy Veteran Retired From McKee Foods Corporation And Was Avid Golfer

Robert Larry Martin, loving husband, and father of seven children, passed away in his home on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the age of 73. After a nine-year battle to recover from a brain injury, he has received the ultimate healing through his faith in Jesus Christ and is no longer in pain. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane and their five children, Nicholas Martin, Molly Townley (Patrick), Lily McBride (Jay), Jessie Porter (Phil), ... (click for more)

Atlee Earl Beene, Jr.

Held Long Career In Automobile Industry

Atlee Earl Beene, Jr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on October 26, 2020. A native of Chattanooga, Mr. Beene spent many years in Birmingham, Al., before returning to Chattanooga about 30 years ago. He was in the automotive industry for many years having worked in Birmingham, Dalton and Chattanooga. He was of the Church of Christ faith. Mr. Beene was a member of the Mid South Boxing Champion League. He owned several rare ... (click for more)


Larry Richard Waller

Devoted And Kind-Spirited Man Loved Boating, Fishing, And Cooking

Larry Richard Waller, 63, of Hixson, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 23, 2020. Larry was born March 20, 1957 to the late Robert Lee and Martha C. Waller. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Randall K. Waller. Larry was a devoted and kind spirited man who worked hard to provide for his family and loving wife of 43 years. While his job as a truck driver found him driving many miles every day, ... (click for more)

Robert Max Cofer

Avid NASCAR Fan Was A Republican, Christian, And Loved The Atlanta Braves

Robert Max Cofer, of Harrison, joined the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Chattanooga Hospice. He was 84. Mr. Cofer was a Christian and man of faith. He was an avid NASCAR fan, Republican, and cheered on the Braves. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Gail Robinson Cofer and sister, Mary Anne Hampton, and parents Clay and Anna Ruth Cofer. Survivors include two sons, Robin D. Cofer and wife Kathryn of Huntsville, ... (click for more)


Betty “Marie” Dotson Mitchell

Ran A Daycare In Her Home For More Than 4 Decades

Betty “Marie” Dotson Mitchell, 91, of Lupton City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020, at home surrounded by family into the loving arms of Jesus. She fought a two-year battle with Angiosarcoma cancer. She was born in Dayton, Tennessee, on June 27, 1929, to the late George and Cora Kennedy Dotson. She was employed with Robinson Manufacturing until marrying Gordon Mitchell, the love of her life, and moving to Lupton City ... (click for more)

Janice "Jan" Hall Bales

Served As Secretary For The Hamilton County Republican Party

Janice "Jan" Hall Bales, 67, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 25, 2020. She was born in Memphis, graduating from Overton High School and the University of Memphis where she was active in Sigma Kappa sorority. While in Memphis, she was the Office Administrator for Memphis Dermatology Clinic. Jan and her husband relocated to Chattanooga in 1987 where she operated the family business of Fantastic ... (click for more)


George Larry Witzel

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Held Long Career With Kirby Vacuum

George Larry Witzel, 79, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away at his home on Friday, October 23, 2020, with family present. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Witzel, parents Ruby Witzel and Ray Witzel and one brother Bill Courtney. He is survived by his children, Brad Witzel, Kevin Witzel and Dawn Witzel Lowery (Tom) of Chattanooga and Tammy Ponder (Jason) of Tullahoma, grandchildren, Savannah Christopher, Gracie Ponder, ... (click for more)

Billy Ray Thompson

U.S. Air Force Veteran Was Machinist With Lynskey Performance Designs

Billy Ray Thompson, 81, of Harrison, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born in Scottsboro, Al., on April 20, 1939. He was employed by Lynskey Performance Designs as a machinist. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church, pastored by Jeff Cox, in Birchwood, TN and was mentored by close friends and former pastors Lloyd Harvill and James Hutchings. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He ... (click for more)




Dodd, Sharon Denise

Marsh, Ricky L.

Bridges, Talza


Sharon Denise Dodd, 62, of Soddy Daisy, departed this life on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at a local hospital. Born on November 8, 1957 to the late Hokey and Vera Dodd, she was a native and lifelong ... (click for more)

Ricky L. Marsh, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)

Talza Bridges, 68, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020, in a hospital in Spartanburg, SC. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)


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