Obituaries

Mary Ann Maffett

Retired From Chattanooga Public Schools After 36 Years

Mary Ann Maffett was born on Saturday, September 11, 1943, to the late Harvey and Mattie Hughley. She accepted Christ, as the Lord of her life, at an early age. She was immersed in the Christian community which became her lifelong support. Mary Ann was a longtime and faithful member of Thompkin Chapel AME Zion church where she sang in the choir, was a Sunday School teacher, and the director of Christian Education for 19 years before her ... (click for more)

Janice Kay Taylor

Loved Crafting, Singing, And Dancing

Janice Kay Taylor, 62, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Jesse Russell Thompson and Willene Virginia Collins Thompson and was preceded in death by two brothers, Ballard ‘Buddy” Thompson and Michael Thompson. Janice loved crafting, singing and dancing. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her dog “Annie”. She was of the Christian faith. Survivors include ... (click for more)


Wesley Adam Roach

Loyal Son, Brother, And Friend

Wesley Adam Roach, 34, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Wesley was born on April 30, 1988, in Chattanooga. Wes was a brave, fearless and passionate young man. He was a loyal son, brother and friend. The things Wesley loved most in this world were his family, being outdoors, radio-controlled cars and building things with his own two hands. He was fiercely protective of those he loved and his thirst for knowledge ... (click for more)

Carolyn Coile Kreis

Fond Of Genealogy, Crossword Puzzles, And Her Animals

Carolyn Coile Kreis, 91, of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at a local hospital. She was a member of East Ridge Presbyterian Church. Carolyn was retired from Chubb Life Insurance. She was especially fond of genealogy, crossword puzzles, and her animals. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Kreis, Sr; brother, Charles Coile; daughter, Cindy Hinchliffe; and grandson, Boaz Hinchliffe. ... (click for more)


Barbara Jean Newman

Retired From The Hamilton County School System

Barbara Jean Newman, 89, of Soddy Daisy, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Soddy Daisy. Barbara retired from the Hamilton County School System. She loved the University of Tennessee Volunteers and adored spending time with her boys, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded ... (click for more)

Don Corum Tucker

U.S. Army Veteran Retired From Liberty Mutual

Don Corum Tucker, 86, of Chattanooga died on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He was born on May 16, 1936, in Dyersburg, Tn., to the late Lt Col. Bydie Tucker and Ida Elizabeth Corum Tucker. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Tucker, and his mother and father-in-law, George and Georgia Ramey. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Linda Dianne Tucker, son, Gary (Kimberly) Tucker, grandchildren, Caleb, Bailey, and Jackson, sister, ... (click for more)


Michael Patrick Mitchell

Loved Tinkering On Cars, Animals, And Being Around People

Michael Patrick Mitchell passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 47 years of age from complications stemming from COVID-19. He graduated from Ooltewah High School, attended Tennessee Tech, and ultimately obtained a Culinary Degree from John Folse Culinary institute in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He spent many years at Advance Auto Parts and was loved by colleagues and customers alike. Patrick could always be found tinkering on one of ... (click for more)

Marilyn M. Burkett

Marilyn M. Burkett, 69, of East Ridge, passed away on June 25, 2022. Marilyn was born on Oct. 30, 1952, to the late Carl and Juanita Coffman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas E. Burkett. Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Barbie (Sonny) Bass; her grandson, Devon Bailey; her great-grandaughter, Kiayah Jade Bailey; two brothers; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 7 ... (click for more)


John Leslie “Les” Stitt

U.S. Air Force And Navy Veteran Held Successful Career As A Project Engineer

John Leslie “Les” Stitt was born on July 28, 1931, in Flat Rock, Indiana. He left this life on June 27, 2022, at the age of 90. Les enjoyed a successful career as a project engineer. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and 20 years in the Naval Reserves. Les enjoyed working on his 1953 Studebaker. He was one of the founding members of the North Hixson Church of Christ. He worked faithfully for the Lord ... (click for more)

Robertine Esther Vorwerk

Devoted To Her Faith, Family, And Friends

Robertine Esther Vorwerk, 93, passed away on June 8, 2022. She was born on Dec. 3, 1928, in Elkhart, In., to William Eugene and Fern (Paulmer) Mathis. A Chattanooga resident for many years, she resided recently at Morning Pointe at Greenbriar Cove, Ooltewah. She is survived by her husband Richard Vorwerk, to whom she was married for 57 years; a daughter Cathy Darlene Faulkner (Pete), Harrison; step-daughter Jeri Rogers (Jim), ... (click for more)




Williams, Larry

Mathews, Ciera

Hester, Matthew Joseph


Larry Williams, 61, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Ciera Matthews, 35, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Matthew Joseph Hester, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly June 22, 2022. He was born in Atlanta on Aug. 17, 1976. Matthew graduated from Rhea County High School. He is survived ... (click for more)


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