Obituaries

Nancy Ryan
Retired Medical Transcriptionist And Member Of 1st Presbyterian Church

Nancy Ryan, 82, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2024. She was a proud graduate of the Chattanooga Central High School, Class of 1959. Nancy worked and retired as a medical transcriptionist and ... more

Nancy Ryan
Larry Wayne Hunter
Held Long Career In Banking Industry

The family of Larry Wayne Hunter, 81, of Hixson, Tennessee, sadly announces his passing in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 15, 2024. He was born on March 17, 1943 in Madison, Tn. to Virgil Aaron Hunter and Elizabeth ... more

Larry Wayne Hunter
Alton Donald Dupree
Fort Payne Native Worked Until He was 86

Alton Donald Dupree, 87, of Chattanooga, TN passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford. Donald was born on May 12, 1937 in Fort Payne, Alabama. He moved to Chattanooga in 1955 ... more

Alton Donald Dupree
J. Woodson "Woody" Mader
Generous, Compassionate, And Kind To All

Dr. J. Woodson “Woody” Mader left this world, but certainly not our hearts, on June 3, 2024. He was born in Nebraska and grew up in Omaha. Preceding him in death are his parents Lee and Elmer Mader, described by Woody ... more

J. Woodson "Woody" Mader
James Melton “Jim” Smedley
Vietnam Navy Veteran Worked 30 Years At The Times Free Press

James Melton “Jim” Smedley, 76, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024. Jim was born in Monroe, LA, on September 6, 1947, the son of the late Joseph Melton Smedley and Marguerite Wilson Searcy. He proudly ... more

James Melton “Jim” Smedley
Jerry Reynolds
Man Of Immense Humor, Wit, Grace, And Love And Longtime Pharmacist At Kingwood Pharmacy

Jerry Reynolds passed peacefully at home on June 13, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born May 16, 1941 to the late Boyd and Olga Lee Reynolds. Jerry was a man of immense humor, wit, grace, and love. He most valued ... more

Jerry Reynolds
Irwin Koplan
Security Company Owner, Private Investigator, And Process Server

The family of Irwin Koplan sadly announces his passing into the arms of his heavenly father on June 14, 2024. He was comforted during his final days on earth by the loving presence of his immediate family and partners, close ... more

Merrie Lynn Evans Youngblood
Central High Graduate Was TVA Systems Analyst

Merrie Lynn Evans Youngblood, 85, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Friday, June 14, 2024. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on December 4, 1938. She graduated from Central High School. Merrie Lynn retired from TVA ... more

Merrie Lynn Evans Youngblood
Sue McNeill Winston
Dedicated Her Life To Nurturing And Supporting Her Family And Friends

Sue McNeill Winston died on June 14, 2024, after a long ordeal with Alzheimer’s Disease at the Lantern at Morning Pointe, Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga. Sue was born in Memphis, and graduated from Central ... more

Sue McNeill Winston
Larry Harden
U.S. Army Veteran Held Long Career With Norfolk Southern

Larry Harden, 82, of East Brainerd, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 14, 2024. Larry was born in Chattanooga, on March 20, 1942, the son of the late Mitchell Holland and Rubye Cooper Holland. He proudly served ... more

Larry Harden
Norman A. Hill
U.S. Army Veteran And Member Of American Legion Post #0291

Norman A. Hill, 82, of Chattanooga, transitioned on June 13, 2024, at home. He was a 1961 graduate of G.W. Carver High School in Newport News, Va. Norman was of the Baptist faith and was a past member of Glenarden Baptist ... more

Norman A. Hill
Ronald Boyd Elsea
U.S. Army Veteran Loved The Lord, His Country, And His Family

Ronald Boyd Elsea, 77, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at his home. Ronnie served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict with the 101 st Airborne Division and served with the ... more

Ronald Boyd Elsea
Ellen Luck Rogers
Longtime Administrative Assistant At Silverdale Baptist Academy

Ellen Luck Rogers, 60, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, gained her heavenly wings as she passed through the pearly gates on Friday, May 24, 2024. She was born on March 2, 1964, in Chattanooga. Ellen started competitive swimming ... more

Ellen Luck Rogers
Cason Elias McBryar
Loved Going To School And The Tennessee Vols

Cason Elias McBryar, 15, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, surrounded by his family at his home. Cason was born in Chattanooga, on July 29, 2008, the son of Debbie McBryar Miller and John ... more

Cason Elias McBryar
Donnie Williams

Donnie Williams, 70, was born on February 20, 1954, to the late Baby Love and Thophles Williams, Sr. in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He departed this life on June 8, 2024. Donnie was a graduate of Riverside High School class ... more

Donnie Williams
Lynda Gayle Wright
Prolific Artist Loved Gardening And Nature

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lynda Gayle Wright of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, on June 11, 2024 after a brief illness. Her brother, Philip Wright, and her best friend of 60 years, Pat Maher, ... more

Lynda Gayle Wright
Thyra Marie Grime
Lived To The Age Of 101

Thyra Marie Grime, 101, of Georgetown, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024. She was born on Aug. 31, 1922, in Pawtucket, RI to the late Gunnar and Thelma Nystrom. Her siblings, Sanford Nystrom, Carl ... more

Pamela Ruth Pell Durham
Longtime Member Of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church

Pamela Ruth Pell Durham, 79, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away at her home on June 13, 2024, surrounded by her family. Pam was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church for over 60 years. Her life was a reflection ... more

Pamela Ruth Pell Durham
June “Cookie” Ray Whitmire
Retired From Electric Systems, Inc. After Many Years

June “Cookie” Ray Whitmire, 81, of Hixson went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. She was born on June 17, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, to the late Raymond and Mildred Tennant. She had retired from Electric ... more

June “Cookie” Ray Whitmire
Ronald “Ron” D. Richardson
U.S. Marine Veteran Enjoyed Painting And Gardening

Ronald “Ron” D. Richardson, a proud Marine Corps veteran, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024, returning home to be with the Lord. Born in Winchester, TN, and raised in Chattanooga, Ron dedicated his life to serving ... more

Ronald “Ron” D. Richardson
Norman A. Hill
Norman A. Hill
  • 6/14/2024

Norman A. Hill, 82, of Chattanooga, transitioned on June 13, 2024, at home. He was a 1961 graduate of G.W. Carver High School in Newport News, Va. Norman was of the ... more

Erlanger To Issue Up To $370 Million In Bonds; Hospital Expansion Eyed
  • 6/16/2024

Erlanger Health System will go before a city board on Monday seeking the issuance of up to $370 million in bonds for the hospital that a year ago went from a county facility to a nonprofit corporation. Officials said the bonds would go to pay off some earlier debt as well as be used for expanding Erlanger's local footprint. Jim Coleman, Erlanger CEO, told the County Commission the hospital has been working on a new master plan that should be ready in early July. He said the hospital ... more

Tears, Pitching Staff Lead Vols To 2nd Straight College World Series Victory
  • 6/16/2024

Kavares Tears slammed a three-run homerun and three Vol pitchers dominated as Tennessee went 2-0 in the College World Series with a 6-1 win over North Carolina. The game was scoreless going into the bottom of the fourth with Carolina's Shea Sprague and Vol Drew Beam dealing. The Vol effort was aided by Hunter Ensley's hard-charging catch at the center field fence. Ensley afterward left the game related to the play that left some of his eye black on the wall. Then Tears batted one ... more

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