Obituaries

Virginia Ruth Horton Green

Retired From AT&T After More Than 30 Years

Virginia Ruth Horton Green, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in a local health care facility. She was retired from AT&T after more than 30 years of service. Mrs. Green was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday school class. She was affectionately known to many as Granny Green. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leslie Green; mother, Dessie McGuire ... (click for more)

Bertha Mae Hughes

Retired From Erlanger Hospital After 40 Years

Bertha Mae Hughes, 87, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at her home. She was born on Sept. 19, 1932, in Madison, Al., to Louis Russell and Elmira Richmond-Russell. She was preceded in her death by her parents, 11 siblings, and grandson, James R. Baldwin. She retired from Erlanger Hospital after 40 years of service. She was a faithful member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess Board and ... (click for more)


Claudia Ruth Donaldson Davis

Ran A Home Health Care Agency For Many Years

Claudia Ruth Donaldson Davis, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday August 6, 2020. Claudia was born in Coral Gables, Fl., on Nov. 6, 1939, to the late David and Ruth Donaldson. She graduate from Coral Gables High School and went on to receive her bachelor and master's degrees from Florida International University. Claudia also went to ETSU where she received her bachelor's degree in Nursing. She ran a home health care agency for ... (click for more)

Curtis W. Watkins

Held Long Career As A Supervisor With Chattanooga Public Works

Curtis W. Watkins, 85, passed away on August 4, 2020. He was born in Athens, Ga., on Sept. 6, 1934. He was a supervisor employed with the City of Chattanooga for 42 years in the Public Works Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hixson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marian Watkins; parents, Thomas and Savannah Watkins; brother, Robert Watkins. Survivors include his sons; Michael (Delaphine) Watkins, ... (click for more)


David Alphonso McDowell

Veteran Of The U.S.Navy

David Alphonso “BooBoo” McDowell, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, in a local health care facility. He was a 1977 graduate of Howard High School where he played on the football team. He was a veteran in the U.S. Navy. David was preceded in death by his father, Wilson McDowell; grandparents, Willie and Elizabeth Collins, Sr.; brother, Tony McDowell; uncle, Willie Collins, Jr.; aunt, Wanda Collins; and close ... (click for more)

David Jerome “Jerry” Johnson

Held Long Career With Electric Motor Sales

David Jerome “Jerry” Johnson, 54 of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. A resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 42 years, he was employed with Electric Motor Sales for over 28 years, and was a graduate of Chattanooga Central High School. In his spare time he loved fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn and Nell Johnson and his brother, Dean Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Pamela ... (click for more)


Roy Merle Harding

Roy Merle Harding, 77, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was found in his home on July 13, 2020. Roy was born on July 16, 1942, in West Wheatfield Twp., Pa., to the late Raymond Blair Harding and Viola (Marshall) Harding Closson. He was the first in his family to attend college where he earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Pennsylvania. After teaching for one year, he was recruited to be one of the ... (click for more)

Clifford Lee McCullough

U.S. Army Veteran Was Graduate Of Howard High School

Clifford Lee McCullough departed this life on August 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 29, 1952 in Chattanooga. Clifford graduated from Howard High School, class of 1970. He enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam era. Clifford was preceded in death by his wife, Linda F. McCullough; father, Calvin McCullough; brothers, Ronald McCullough, Shelby McCullough; nephew, Terrance D. McCullough. Clifford leaves ... (click for more)


Lynda Carol McKeel

Lynda Carol McKeel of Lookout Valley, Tennessee, passed away on August 5, 2020. She survived by her son, Richard Alexander McKeel of Lookout Valley, sisters, Audrey Drew of Lookout Valley and Donna Patrick, also from Lookout Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Eugene McKeel, mother, Beth Tucker, father, Roy T. Tucker, sister, Shirley Fryar, and brother, Tommy Tucker. A private Celebration of Life service will ... (click for more)

Bobby Stevenson Young

Held Long Careers With U.S. Postal Service And The Honors Golf Club

Bobby Stevenson Young, 77, of Ooltewah, died on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Bobby was born on September 25, 1942, in Cleveland, Tn. Bobby grew up in the Watering Trough community in East Chattanooga and he graduated from Tyner High School in 1960. In 1961 he married his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Brooks. Bobby served in the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1961-1965. Under the G.I. Bill he studied at Northeast Alabama Community College. ... (click for more)




Jackson, Peggy Joyce

Vaught, Johnnie L.

Hendon, Truman


Peggy Joyce Jackson, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Mrs. Jackson was born and raised in Sherwood, Tn., to the late John and Lucy Crownover. She was a member ... (click for more)

Johnnie L. Vaught, 97, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Truman Hendon, 74, of Hixson, died on August 6, 2020. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415, 423 877-3524 , Lanefh.com . (click for more)


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