Obituaries

J.L. Perry

U.S. Air Force Veteran Retired From Erlanger Hospital As An Electrician


J. L. Perry, 71, of Hixson, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Jerry was born in Pleasant Hill, Tn., to the late Jimmy and Ruth Perry. He served our country in the Air Force and retired from the Air National Guard with over 33 years of service. Jerry retired from Erlanger Hospital as an electrician, with over 25 years of employment. He was of the Methodist faith. Jerry (better known as Papa) had a big heart and wanted ... (click for more)

James "Al" Smith

World War II Submarine Veteran


Proud submarine veteran, James 'Al' Smith died on October 11, 2018, in Hixson. He served on the USS Carbonero and USS Cochino. The Carbonero completed two patrols in World War II. Al became a Baptist minister after injury ended his career in paper mills. He also umpired youth leagues around Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna who passed in 1996. Survivors include two of his seven siblings, brothers, Woodrow ... (click for more)

Jane Yendell

Longtime Chattanoogan Graduated From The School Of Nursing At Deaconess Hospital


Jane Yendell, 89, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2018, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Jane was born on Aug. 18, 1929, in Buffalo, N.Y. to parents, Gomer and Lydia Williams. In 1949 she graduated from The School of Nursing at the Deaconess Hospital. A year later she was married to the late Robert W. Yendell. Together they spent 63 years and raised four children: Jennifer Grayson of Chattanooga, ... (click for more)



David Lindsay Bishop, Jr.

Williams, Shirley

Vaughn, Bruce Edward


David Lindsay Bishop, Jr., 86, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away October 21, 2018. He was born on Dec. 21, 1931, to the late Annie Elizabeth and David L. Bishop Sr. David was a ... (click for more)

Shirley Williams, 67, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018, in Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Bruce Edward Vaughn, 81, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, and ... (click for more)