Watkins, Edith L. (Cleveland)

Monday, July 15, 2013
Edith Watkins
Edith Watkins

Edith L. Watkins, 91, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, died on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in a local hospital. 

She was retired from Bradley Memorial Hospital and attended Temple Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Buck” Watkins; parents, Frank and Lena Harris Gates; four brothers, Ralph Gates, Bud Gates, Bill Gates, and Dink Gates; sisters, Myrtle Lane, Ellen Knox, and Rachel Williams and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Jones and Kristen Jones. 

She is survived by four children, Phyllis Hiefnar, Everet Watkins and wife, Lottie, Linda Jones and husband, J.L. and Dean King , all of Cleveland; ten grandchildren, Steven Watkins, Tiffany Swafford, Twila Jones, Tammy Shubert, Scott Jones, Veronica Taylor, Jeff Jones, Vanessa Farris, Matthew Hiefnar, and Angie McNeese; several great-grandchildren and one sister, Melva Wright of Cleveland. 

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mark Cameron officiating. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. 

Her family will receive friends from 5–8 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at Fike Funeral Home. 

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Watkins family guestbook at wwwfikefh.com. 

Gardner, Andrew Gavin (Dunlap)

Andrew GavinGardner, 20, of Dunlap, Tennessee, died Saturday morning, October 22, 2016.  Gavin loved cars and skateboarding, had a free spirit, never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face and a prank up his sleeve. He graduated from Sequatchie County High School in the class of 2015. He was the first male state qualifier in Sequatchie County High School ... (click for more)

Brown, Robert Michael (Crossville)

Robert Michael Brown, 46, of Crossville, Tennessee, died Saturday, October 22, 2016. He was a member at Linary Church of Christ. He was a member of the Tennessee State Pharmacy Board. He was a staff writer at Krypton Radio. He was an avid reader. His kindle was his best friend and he never went anywhere without it. He enjoyed comic books, cosplay and video games. He is ... (click for more)

Charles "Chuck" Comer

Charles “Chuck” Comer,   of Chattanooga, a prominent business man and banker for many years, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 20, 2016, while visiting family in Columbia, South Carolina. Chuck was born in Chattanooga to the late Charles and Anna Smith Comer.  He was a 1942 graduate of City High School and received his law degree from Duke University.  Chuck ... (click for more)

Bernice Litton

Bernice Litton, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, October 24, 2016.   Mrs. Litton was born in Elmhurst, Il., to Louis and Martha Linneweh.  She volunteered to enlist in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II where she met her future husband and then went on to work at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville as the OBGYN department manager before moving ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

Gang Member, 22, Shot In The Arm On Wilcox Boulevard Early Tuesday Morning

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 1800 block of Wilcox Boulevard early Tuesday morning. Just after midnight, Chattanooga Police responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located Jakobi Buthelezi Johnson suffering from a very minor, single gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim ... (click for more)