Obituaries

Cullen L. Davis

Longtime Vice President At Memorial Hospital

Cullen L. Davis. 87, of East Brainerd, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020. A native of Townsend, Tn., Cullen was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. He was retired vice president of Memorial Hospital after 30 years of service. A longtime member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, and most recently, he was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn ... (click for more)

Bernice Calhoun

Faithful Member Of New Home Baptist Church Lived To 100

Bernice Calhoun, 100, passed away on July 6, 2020, in Chattanooga. She was a faithful member of New Home Baptist Church. She retired from Karlstad Senior Living Center. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Lillie Ruth Carter and Sylvia (Major) Bowles; sons, Rev. James (Terry) Calhoun and Raymond (Janice) Calhoun; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. A public viewing will be held ... (click for more)


Willis R. Headley, Jr.

World War II Veteran Retired From Newton Chevrolet After 48 Years

Willis R. Headley, Jr., 93, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was born in Sheffield, Al. He was a long time resident of Chattanooga area. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. He retired from Newton Chevrolet after 48 years. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ann Rogers Headley; step-son, Gregg Rogers (wife) Melissa of Lakesite, Tn.; daughters, Sheila ... (click for more)

Bobbye Griswold Dedman Schroeder

Retired As A Teacher At Red Bank High School

Bobbye Griswold Dedman Schroeder, a retired teacher at Red Bank High School, died on July 3, 2020, in Chattanooga at age 91. An enthusiastic spinner of tales, last fall Bobbye sat in her wheelchair in front of the courthouse in Jonesborough, Tennessee, a 90-year-old great-grandmother telling a ribald tale at the National Storytelling Festival for an appreciative audience. Although formally she taught typing, shorthand, and accounting ... (click for more)


Carl Edward “Ed” Williams

U.S. Army Veteran Retired From Norfolk Southern Railway

Carl Edward “Ed” Williams, 81, of Flintstone, left this earth on Monday, July 6, 2020. Ed will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, kind brother, proud veteran, renaissance man, constant comedian, epic story teller and steadfast friend to countless many. He was passionate about a multitude of things and preferred them all in their purest forms, from the Little League World Series to the airs of the MLB, from ... (click for more)

Clell Alden Byrd

Lifelong Resident Of Signal Mountain

Clell Alden Byrd, 46, of Signal Mountain, passed away July 6, 2020. He was born in Chattanooga, on May 22, 1974 and lifelong resident of Signal Mountain. He attended Red Bank High School and Sequoyah Vocational School. Clell always had a smile and warm heart and a kind and loving man. He was a beloved son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Byrd and brother, Darrell ... (click for more)


Herbert Eugene "Gene" Goodner

Lifelong Member Of Ridgedale Baptist Church Was Financial Planner

Herbert Eugene "Gene" Goodner, 85, of Ooltewah, returned Home to his Savior and to his wife, Mary, on July 7, 2020. Born on July 6, 1935 in East Lake to the late Effie and R.P. Gooder, Gene was an enterprising “youngest child” who took his first job at 10 years old as a paperboy. In 1954 he began his career as an accountant at Siskin Steel. He cultivated an active civic life, working on behalf of the community via the East Brainerd ... (click for more)

Francis Marie Mathieson

Held Long Career In Physical Therapy

Francis Mathieson passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Alexian Village, Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Frances was born in Port Chester, NY to the late Bert and Frances Riith and was a graduate of Greenwich, CT High School. Frances was a member of St. Augustine Church, Signal Mountain. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert (Matt). She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert “Bob” Mathieson, grandson, Justin, sisters: ... (click for more)


James Calvin Frederick

U.S. Army Veteran Retired From DuPont After 40 Years

James Calvin Frederick, 85, of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, entered into heaven on July 5, 2020. He was a graduate of Soddy Daisy High School and served in the United States Army. He retired from DuPont after 40 years of service. Calvin was a lifetime member of the Daisy Masonic Lodge. He was an avid bluegrass fan and loved nature, camping and exploring country backroads. He enjoyed bird watching, listening to his beagles run a rabbit and ... (click for more)

James Lee Watson

U.S. Marine Veteran Was Purple Heart Recipient

James Lee Watson, Sr., 72, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was born on May 20, 1948 in LaFayette, Ga., to his late parents, Willie Watson and Betty Jean Wright Watson. He attended Hill High School and New Bethel Christian Fellowship Church. He was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and he was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Watson was preceded by his wife, Pam Underwood Watson. Survivors ... (click for more)




Williams, Sallie Wisdom

West, Andrew

Smith, Roy, Jr.


Sallie Wisdom Williams went to be with her Lord on July 4, 2020, at Alexian Brothers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a loving mother who enjoyed, oil paintings, yardwork, gardening, and ... (click for more)

Andrew West, 40, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Roy Smith, Jr., 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, in a local hospital. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and Hope City Church. Roy was employed with Shaw ... (click for more)


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