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Thursday, January 20, 2022
Jennifer Lynn Coulter
Jennifer Lynn Coulter, 66, of Dayton Mountain, passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 19, 2022, at Erlanger Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 23, 1955, in Mount Airy, Md., the daughter of the late Elmer and Wilma Longmire Longmire. Jennifer was also preceded in death by her... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 20, 2022.
Terry J. Gregston
Terry J. Gregston, 74, of Spring City, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at his home. Born on Oct. 26, 1947, in Duncan, Okla., Terry joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school. He served during the Vietnam Conflict, reaching the rank of Senior Chief before retiring after 22... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 20, 2022.
Robert Dean "Polar Bear" Keith
Robert Dean "Polar Bear" Keith, 67, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2022, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was born on Dec. 9, 1954, in Rhea County, the son of the late Hubert and Irene Wykoff Keith. Polar Bear was also preceded in death... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 20, 2022.
Walter Milligan (65)
Walter Milligan, 65, of Dayton, passed away at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Facility on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Lee Milligan; parents, Jamie and Robbie Gene Milligan; granddaughter, Mailee Milligan; and brothers, Thomas Gene and Roy... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 20, 2022.
Brenda Janet Walker
Brenda Janet Walker, 73, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Erlanger Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and attended the Church of Christ. She painted, was artistic, loved animals, loved "chap dog", garage sales, and liked to travel when she... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 20, 2022.
Mavis Ann Webb
Mavis Ann Webb, 92, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Dayton and was of the Baptist faith. She was a hero and best friend to her family. She co-owned and operated Hi-Way Food Market in Evensville for many years and later... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 20, 2022.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Spencer Allyn Hilke
Spencer Allyn Hilke, 23, of North Chesterfield, Va., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Va. Spencer and his twin, Nicolette, were born on July 29, 1998, to Richard "Rick" and Luana Hilke in Gaithersburg, Md. He graduated from Clover... Read More
Bliley's Funeral Homes
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 17, 2022.
Catherine Ruth Johnson
Catherine Ruth Johnson, 83, of Dayton, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 14, 2022, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton. She was born on March 10, 1938, in Dayton, the daughter of the late Robert Thurman Johnson and Julie Ann Hall Johnson. Cathy was also preceded in death by brother, Johnny... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 17, 2022.
Michael "Wesley" Webb
Michael "Wesley" Webb, 43, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Erlanger Medical Center. He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. He was a member of the Sale Creek Volunteer Fire Department, loved fishing, and coin and money collecting. He was preceded... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 17, 2022.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Ernest Carl Alley
Ernest Carl Alley, 93, of Spring City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Spring City and lived in Michigan from 1948 until he moved home in 1993. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed woodworking, golf and flower... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 13, 2022.
Robert Lynn Gillespie
Robert Lynn Gillespie, 69, died on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, in Spring City. Born on Aug. 28, 1952, in Spring City, Robert was the son of the late Charlie Lee and Verna Mae Alexander Gillespie. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his brothers... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 13, 2022.
Sarah Dianne Powers
Sarah Dianne Powers, 71, of Spring City, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2021. She was born on Jan. 1, 1951, in Spring City. Sarah was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed watching NCIS, Criminal Minds, Greys Anatomy and The Hallmark Channel. She loved her kids, grandkids and her sister... Read More
Evans Mortuary
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 13, 2022.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Charles "Melvin" Wilkey (87)
Charles "Melvin" Wilkey, 87, of Dayton, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton. He was born on Dec. 23, 1934, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of the late Charles M. "Ted" Wilkey and Hazel Genoe Wilkey. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Ruby... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 12, 2022.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Joshua Matthew Hicks (Infant)
Infant Joshua Matthew Hicks, six weeks old, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was born on Nov. 24, 2021, in Cleveland, Tenn. Joshua is survived by his parents, Matthew and Katie Hickman Hicks of Dayton; sister... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 11, 2022.
Monday, January 10, 2022
Geneva R. Nauman
Geneva R. Nauman, 94, of Dillsburg, Penn., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Pearl Wilkey Roddy, born on October 20, 1927 in Dayton. A graduate of Rhea County High School in Dayton, she would move north... Read More
Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 10, 2022.
Mark A. Southerland (63)
Mark A. Southerland, 63, of Spring City, died Saturday Jan. 8, 2022, at Life Care of Rhea County. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., Mark was a special man; who spent the majority of his lifetime living at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tenn., helping with the animals. He appeared in... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 10, 2022.
Friday, January 7, 2022
Earl Thomas Reed Jr
Earl Thomas Reed Jr., 77, of Dayton, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton. He was born in Limrock, Ala., on Sept. 2, 1944, the son of the late Earl Thomas Reed Sr. and Grace Irene Hastings Reed. Earl graduated from Scottsboro... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 7, 2022.
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Joyce Ann Smith Binkley
Joyce Ann Smith Binkley, 77, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Rhea Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker and member of Corvin Road Baptist Church. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, John... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 6, 2022.
Meda Lucille Langston
Meda Lucille Langston, 88 of Graysville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Meda was a member of Graysville Church of God for many years and then Dayton Church of God. She was preceded in death in 2020 by her beloved husband of 70 years... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 6, 2022.
Raymon Edward Looney
Raymon Edward Looney, 57, of Dayton, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. Raymon attended Dayton City School, graduated from Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn., and earned his BA in Business from the University... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 6, 2022.
Bernice Ann Rogers
Bernice Ann Rogers, 69, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at home. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. She had worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, loved crocheting, and going to movies with her husband. She was preceded in death... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 6, 2022.
Doris Jean Smith
Doris Jean Smith, 78 of Edinburgh, Ind., passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind. She was born November 26, 1943, in Columbia, Ky. She was the daughter of Johnnie Sneed and Mamie Jones Sneed Campbell. She married Clayton Smith on Nov... Read More
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 6, 2022.
Ryan Eli Wilson
Ryan Eli Wilson, 41, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. Ryan was known for his exceptional skills as a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union No. 43 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Ann Wilson... Read More
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 6, 2022.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Mildred Douglas Hale
Mildred Douglas Hale, 76, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. She was lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed collecting knick-knacks, playing card games, Uno, Yatzee, poker and scratch-off tickets. Mildred was a seamstress for Robinson Manufacturing... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 4, 2022.
Penny June Smith
Penny June Smith, 55, of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at home. For the past nine years she was a resident of Dayton, having moved from Sale Creek where she had lived for many years. She was of the Baptist faith. Penny loved her pets, had organized an online purse... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 4, 2022.
Monday, January 3, 2022
Evelyn Francis Clark
Evelyn Francis Clark, 95, of Battle Creek, Mich., died Dec. 5, 2021. Evelyn has at last rejoined her beloved husband, Charlie, who she was married to for over 50 years. Evelyn was born in Dayton on July 24, 1926, the daughter of William and Grace Kelley. Evelyn proudly worked as... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 3, 2022.
Charles Lebron "Chuck" Cook
Charles Lebron "Chuck" Cook, 83, of Battle Creek, Mich., died peacefully at home with his family at his side on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. Charles was born April 7, 1938 in Rossville, Ga., to James Claude and Frances Lennie Gilbert Cook. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he attended... Read More
Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 3, 2022.
Regina "Ruth" Price
Regina "Ruth" Price, 66, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Rhea Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Protestant (Holiness) faith. When she was able, she loved to go to church and worship the Lord. She enjoyed quilting, cooking... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 3, 2022.
Betty J. Walls
Betty J. Walls, 86, of Spring City, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at Rhea Medical Center. Born on July 18, 1935, in Bledsoe County, Tenn., Betty was the daughter of the late Amos W. and Clara Lucille Harris Houston. She was a graduate of Spring City High School and graduated from... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 3, 2022.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Gladys Mae Ferguson
Gladys Mae Ferguson, 81, of Dayton Mountain, entered into rest at her home on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. She was born on July 23, 1940, in Oregon City, Ore., the daughter of Donald and Olga Jensen Rollins. Gladys graduated from high school in Idaho, moved to Laurelbrook on Dayton Mountain... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 30, 2021.
Harley Cecil Pelfrey Sr.
Harley Cecil Pelfrey Sr., 89, of Evensville Mountain, passed away at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. He was born on May 9, 1932, in Old Washington, Tenn., the son of the late Thomas Albert "Ab" and Caroline Russell Pelfrey. He was also preceded in death by... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Pamela Cassandra Shelton Bache
Pamela Cassandra Shelton Bache, 64, of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at CHI Memorial Hospital. She was an LPN and of the Assembly of God faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Leta Hill Shelton; daughter, April Curtis; and grandmother, Reba Hill... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 29, 2021.
Buford Frank Scoggins Jr.
Buford Frank Scoggins Jr. died at his home Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at the age of 95. He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. He lived his final days on his farm that borders Chickamauga Lake. He was an avid angler and known by his grandchildren as Papaw Frank. Frank was born in... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 29, 2021.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
William Franklin "Frankie" Duren II
On Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, William Franklin "Frankie" Duren II passed away at the age of 72 at his home. Frankie, loving known also as "Bull" and "Big Daddy" was born on July 25, 1949, in Florence, Alabama. He graduated from Spring City High School in 1968. Frankie served in the U... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 28, 2021.
Ethan Eran Raymond
Ethan Eran Raymond, 39, of Dayton, passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, surrounded by loved ones, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Christian faith. He is survived by his parents, Edward Raymond of Dayton... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 28, 2021.
Jimmy Ray Shipley
Jimmy Ray Shipley passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, at Parkridge Main in Chattanooga Tenn. He attended Community Holiness Church in Sale Creek, Tenn., and was of the Church of God faith. Jimmy loved his goats, they brought him so much joy. He also enjoyed working on his rental properties... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 28, 2021.
Monday, December 27, 2021
Avery Peyton Barger (22)
Avery Peyton Barger, 22, of Spring City, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021, at his home. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and also attended New Union Baptist Church in Dayton with his sister. He was an avid Tennessee football fan, golfer, and... Read More
Evans Mortuary
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 27, 2021.
Rev. Robert Cullen Henderson
Rev. Robert Cullen Henderson, 86, of Dayton, passed on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton. He was born on Nov. 1, 1935, in Forsyth, Ga., the son of the late Robert and Lucy Flint Henderson. Robert lived in Chattanooga and then in Dayton for the past 37 years... Read More
Vanderwall Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 27, 2021.
William E. "Bill" Thedford
William E "Bill" Thedford, 79, of Spring City, on the birthday of our King, Dec. 25, 2021, was called home by his Savior Jesus Christ. He went peacefully and in the home that he loved. Bill had accomplished much through his life, but the greatest was the love he had for his Savior... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 27, 2021.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Ronald David Lewis
Ronald David Lewis, 74, of McAllen Texas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at South Texas Health System, Ronald was raised in Cleveland Tenn. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Kerr; father, Estes Lewis; sister, Venda Gatlin; brothers, James and Donald Lewis; and daughter... Read More
Ric Brown Family Funeral Home-Mission
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 20, 2021.
Friday, December 17, 2021
James H. Sinclair
James H. Sinclair, 94, of Dayton, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Three days later, on Dec. 11, he would have been 95 years old. He was a veteran of World War II and made nine trips across the Atlantic as one of two medics and a physician bringing back the wounded from Europe... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 17, 2021.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
George Ed Goss
George Ed Goss, 91, of Spring City, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Tenn. Born on May 15, 1930, George was a lifetime resident of the Rhea County area. George enjoyed fishing and sightseeing. He also loved reading Louis L'Amour books. George... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 14, 2021.
Bertha Ellen Revis
Bertha Ellen Revis, 78, of Dayton, passed away on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at CHI Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Church of God faith. She enjoyed doing crafts and had been employed as a shift leader for Pizza Hut. She was predeceased by her... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 14, 2021.
Doris J. Ryan
Doris J. Ryan, 88, of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at her home. Doris earned her undergraduate degree in dramatic arts and speech from Mary Washington College in Virginia and her Masters of Religious Education from... Read More
Click Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 14, 2021.
Ellen M. Scott
Ellen M. Scott, 83, of Spring City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Tenn. Born on Dec. 3, 1938, in Flat Top, W.Va., Ellen was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Mansfield Matherly. She was a graduate of Spanishburg High School in Spanishburg... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 14, 2021.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Gladys Best
Gladys Best, 89, of Dayton, passed away at her home on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Methodist faith. Gladys was the longest-serving elected official in the state of Tennessee, having won 14 terms as Registrar of Deeds and serving Rhea... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 7, 2021.
Nils Edward Harde
Nils Edward Harde, born Aug. 8, 1949, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Margaret Hellman Harde of Akley, Penn.; and sister, Elsa (Boxall) Harde of Rochester, N.Y. Ed was a master of living life. As a military veteran... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 7, 2021.
Evelyn M. Sanders
Evelyn M. Sanders, 68, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and originally of Spring City, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. Born on May 8, 1953, Evelyn was the daughter of the late George T. and Mary Frances Hickey Curry Sr. She was a graduate of Spring City High... Read More
Vaughn Funeral Home - Spring City
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 7, 2021.
Monday, December 6, 2021
Virginia Ruth Post Forbes
Virginia Ruth Post Forbes, 87, passed away peacefully at the family farm on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. She was born on Thursday, April 5, 1934, on Brayton Mountain, Tenn. She was the third of eight children born to George and Alice Post. Virginia (or as she was affectionately known to... Read More
Decatur Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 6, 2021.
Bobby Gene Matherly
Bobby Gene Matherly, 84, of Dayton, passed away at his home on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. He moved to Rhea County from Texas in 1987 and was of the Baptist faith. Bobby loved golf, mowing his yard, attending church and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Bessie... Read More
Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 6, 2021.
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