Crawford Brothers Of Dayton Meet Tragic Death

Harry & John Crawford Prominent Dayton residents Killed in Auto Accident John R. and Harry E. Crawford, brothers and prominent residents of Dayton, Tennessee were killed Friday night February 20, 1920, when their Oakland automobile overturned and rolled down an embankment on the Dry Valley Road about seven miles north of Chattanooga. The wreckage was

Grave of Revolutionary War Solider James Ferguson Recognized 

Tennessee Society Sons Of The American Revolution Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter Presents a Grave Dedication Ceremony Honoring Patriot James Ferguson SAR Patriot# P-157493 Saturday November 13, 2021, 1PM DeVaney Cemetery at 215 Chastain Reed Lane Spring City, Tennessee   The Following Bio is courtesy of Jacob Ellis, President of the Rhea County Historical and Genealogical

Marianne Beechman-In Memory

Carver High School Teacher Dies In Class A Carver high school teacher became suddenly ill and died in the classroom Thursday morning September 17, 1964, around 10 am. Mrs. Marianne Beechman, 42-year-old teacher, became sick without warning while teaching a morning science class and fell to the floor. She was pronounced dead on arrival at

Rhea County Sheriff Carles “Junior” Henderson

In memory of Rhea County Sheriff Carles “Junior Henderson Carles “Junior” Henderson was born on March 31, 1935, to the Rev. Carles and Evelyn Henderson. Junior lived most of his life in Rhea County where he worked as a mechanic and later operated a used car dealership. He was elected for Sheriff of Rhea County

Walt Kaylor

In Memory of Walt Kaylor who Served 46 Years in Law Enforcement Walt Kaylor will always be fondly remembered. He had served the citizens of Rhea County in law enforcement for more than 46 years. Those that knew him described him as a friend to everyone. He was the type of man that made an

Bob Norris Forty Year Parade Emcee-In Memory

Robert “Bob” Norris, a Strawberry Festival icon, served as the voice for the Tennessee Strawberry Festival Parade as their official emcee over four decades. In 2009, Bob became the face of the Strawberry Festival when he appeared as the Grand Marshal in the parade. Bob’s involvement in the Strawberry Festival began in the 1960’s. He first

Dr. Lester F. Littell

Dr. Littell established Rhea Hospital’s Intensive Care unit. Dr. Lester Faye Littell Jr. was born in Attalla, Alabama, on July 13, 1918, the son of Lester and Randa Giles Littell. Dr. Littell was a graduate of Madison Academy High School and Madison College in Nashville, where he received certification and served as a licensed registered

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