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  1. Elizabeth “Liz” Hannah Jackson, 63, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday afternoon, August 10, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Cleveland, TN on June 27, 1956 a daughter of the late Glen & Nona Hannah. Liz was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and Mimi that loved her family dearly. She was well known for her passion on the basketball court, dancing and being the “Life of the Party”. Liz was a teacher in the Bradley County School System for 35 years where she impacted countless lives. She was the first female to sign a basketball scholarship with Cleveland State Community College. Liz was 3 time all state player for Jim Smiddy, played at MTSU and 2 time all OVC player. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister Melba Sue Rice and two brothers John “Pete” Hannah and Jerry Leon Hannah. Liz leaves behind to cherish her memory by her loving and devoted husband of 37 years Turner Jackson, two daughters Brittany Elizabeth Jackson of Cleveland and Lindsey Nicole Shipley of Murfreesboro, four grandchildren Cash Shipley, Kylin Shipley, Cade Shipley and Ayden Haynesworth, four sisters Geneva Turner, Glenda Clayton (Tom), Rita Hannah, Renada Skelton all of Cleveland, three brothers Glenn Jr. Hannah of Cleveland, Ron Hannah (Brenda) of Knoxville and Steve Hannah (Wanda) of Athens. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and other extended family members that loved her dearly. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, August 13, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church located at 1275 Stuart Road in Cleveland, TN. A Remembrance of Life Service will follow the visitation time at 7:00 PM with Jeff Lovingood, Heath Eslinger and Debbie Westfield officiating. The interment and committal service will take place on Wednesday morning, August 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Derrick Hannah, Matt Clayton, Jon Brogdon, Steve Logsdon, Ben Smith, Travis Adams, Phillip Benton and Kent Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers with be the members of Liz’s senior basketball team the Tennessee Flash. The funeral procession will leave First Baptist Church at 11:30 AM on Wednesday morning, The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Hospice of Chattanooga for the excellent care they provided Liz and her family during these past months. You are encouraged to share a memory of Liz and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist her family with these arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Elizabeth "Liz" Hannah Jackson, please visit Tribute Store.
  2. We will be inducting the 104th member into the TN Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in a couple of weeks. The Board has decided to hold the induction banquet in a central location and open the potential list of candidates statewide. Previously, we rotated the banquet and let the location drive the list of candidates. This year’s banquet will be in Murfreesboro on August 24 at the Stones River Country Club. I have attached an announcement and registration form. I hope you will be able to attend and if you can’t I hope you can support us. Introducing the Class of 2019: B. B. Branton-Chattanooga sportswriter Jeff Lester-Tullahoma coach Rick Lowry-Nashville ref (posthumously) Alan Morris-Bradley and Walker Valley coach David Stoika-McMinn Co coach Wayne Turner-Chattanooga Tyner coach Hope you are all doing well. Hope to see you soon! P. A. Bowler TN Chapter President ©615-513-5135 https://tn-nwhof.ticketleap.com/?fbclid=IwAR3rS8PtZQU-iNEVAcyw9AekcnyaVfGBZHhgGDYbZBg2xOxGya6WKPhnqFs
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  6. GOOD LUCK COACH FREEMAN, WE NEED MORE YOUNG GUYS TO STEP UP AND HELP BUILD OUR GREAT SPORT. THE ANIMAL
  7. THE HALLS FR, JV AND GIRLS TOURNAMENT IS 1-20-20 ON THE MONDAY M.L.KING HOLIDAY IN KNOXVILLE, TN. THE ANIMAL
  8. A FORMER UT-K WRESTLER PASSED AWAY THIS WEEK (2-1-19), JOHNNY BRADFORD. HE WAS A 2 X STATE CHAMPION (167 IN 1976 & 185 IN 1977) FROM CHATTANOOGA CENTRAL. HE WAS A HEAVY WEIGHT WRESTLER AT TENNESSEE FROM 1979-1982. Johnny L Bradford Memorial Arrangements The visitation and memorial is going to be at the Brainerd Baptist Church BX building on Saturday (2-9-19) from 11-2pm; visitation from 11-1 and the the memorial service from 1-2. The address is 4011 Austin St., Chattanooga, TN 37411. The Celebration of Life is going to be at The Century Club Banquet Hall from 4:30 - 9:30 pm... 3221 Harrison Pike Chattanooga, TN 37406.
  9. ALSO WHEN NO ONE ELSE HAD GIRLS WRESTLING THEY HAD A BIG DUAL MEET BETWEEN SODDY AND ANOTHER SCHOOL (MAYBE RED BANK) THAT THEY DID AS A PRESEASON FUNDRAISER. THEY MIGHT EVEN STILL DO IT, I DON'T KNOW. THE ANIMAL
  10. Jim Morgan JANUARY 24, 1938 ~ JANUARY 19, 2019 (AGE 80) TRIBUTE James Weldon Morgan passed away Friday morning, January 18, 2019 in Chattanooga, TN. He was a Chattanooga native, born on January 24, 1938 and would have turned 81 years old this week. Jim was preceded in death by his father and mother Tyler and Dorothy Morgan, his beloved wife Martha “Sis” Morgan, his son James David Morgan, and brother William P. Morgan (Joyce). Jim is survived by his son Christopher Morgan (Casey Campbell), his daughter-in-law Stephanie Morgan, his grandsons Stephen Morgan and Campbell Norton, his brothers Robin Morgan and Tyler Morgan, sister Gil Morgan, his nieces Angela Morgan, Amy Ratledge and nephews Ty Morgan, Paul Ratledge, and Michael and Gregory Jones. Jim graduated from McCallie School and the University of Chattanooga (B.S., M.S.). He then began his long and storied teaching and coaching career. First, at Red Bank Jr. High, then McCallie, then Pine Crest School (Fla). Named head coach at UTC in 1968, he served 16 years earning the most wins in UTC history and placing second and third in the NCAA division ll tourney. He coached 16 All-Americans (including three NCAA champions). He then went on to teach Chemistry at Baylor School (2002 ACS Chemistry Teacher of the Year) while also serving as Baylor’s head wrestling coach for 25 years(1986-2010). During his time at Baylor School, Coach Morgan’s wrestlers amassed over 500 wins, 9 state traditional titles, 6 duals titles, and 60 individual state champions. Coach Morgan also served as director of the traditional state tournament at UTC for 25 years. His leadership has been acknowledged by his inclusion in multiple Halls of Fame: UTC Athletics Hall of Fame, Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, Baylor School Sports Hall of Fame, and the inaugural class of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Coach Morgan will long be remembered for all the awards and championships he collected, but more importantly, Jim will be remembered by his family for always putting family first, and his chemistry students and athletes will remember Coach Morgan for the life-long lessons he taught them: Courage, Humility, Perseverance, Dedication, Loyalty, Integrity, and Honesty. He challenged them with his generosity and kindness, and his deep empathy. Jim’s fierce and supportive, encouraging love for his family and friends served as an example for all. A memorial service for Coach Jim Morgan will be held Sunday, January 27, in Baylor Alumni Chapel at 2 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chattanooga Community Kitchen, Chattanooga Public Library, Baylor School, or University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home~ Ashland Terrace. 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga TN 37415. www.lanefh.com (423)-877-3524
  11. Wrestling | 1/19/2019 8:33:00 PM | Mocs Mourn the Passing of Jim Morgan Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coach, professor and athletic administrator Jim Morgan passed away on Friday. Morgan guided the Mocs' wrestling program for 16 seasons, from 1969 to 1983. Morgan was a legendary figure at UTC, primarily known for establishing the Mocs wrestling team into a championship program. He guided Chattanooga from 1969 to 1984, posting a career record of 209-70-3. "I was fortunate enough to meet Coach Morgan and even though I have not been here long, I fully understand the impact he had on Chattanooga Wrestling," stated first-year head coach Kyle Ruschell. "He was a legend in the wrestling community and set the foundation for our program that still feels his impact 34 years after he coached his last match at UTC." The 1975 Mocs with head coach Jim Morgan and All-Americans Randy Batten, John Kavelage, David Weeks and Turner Jackson. The 1992 inductee into the UTC Athletics Hall of Fame, Morgan's career win total and winning percentage (.746) are still tops in the school record books. He was the 1975 NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year when he led the Mocs to a third-place finish at the NCAA Tournament. The Mocs were runners up the following season and finished ninth in 1977 before making the jump to the Southern Conference and NCAA Division I. "Jim Morgan, in his decades of coaching, has positively affected thousands of wrestlers, wrestling coaches and the great sport of wrestling" stated UTC's Director of Athletic Performance Ethan Reeve. Reeve succeeded Morgan as coach of the Mocs from 1985-90. "Coach Morgan is the winningest wrestling coach in UTC history and is an icon and a legend. He will forever be remembered for his selfless service to others and kind heart!" Morgan guided UTC to the conference crown its first six years as members of the SoCon, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1978, 1981 and 1983. He coached three individuals to NCAA Division II titles, including Randy Batten (1975-77), Turner Jackson (1975-76) and David Weeks (1976). Batten was the NCAA Most Outstanding Wrestler in 1975. There were four additional NCAA Division II All-Americans in Morgan's tenure, including Bill Burnside (1974), John Kavelage (1975-76), Tim Brennan (1976) and Ralph Zigner (1976). Morgan's 1983 team finished 14th at the NCAA Championships, the highest for the wrestling program in Division I competition. Byron McGlathery (1980) and Charlie Heard (1982-84) earned NCAA Division I All-American honors under his tutelage. After leaving the mat at UTC, he served as an Assistant Athletics Director before taking over the Baylor School wrestling program in 1986. His teams won nine state traditional championships, six state duals championships before he retired in 2010. Morgan was a two-time graduate of the University of Chattanooga, earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees. As a student at UC, he was a member of the wrestling team and won the Dayle May Award his senior year. Funeral arrangements for Coach Morgan are handled by Lane Funeral Home (601 Ashland Terrace) in Chattanooga. The wrestling community also lost John Farr on Friday. Farr was a member of the Chattanooga wrestling program and a 1956 graduate of the University of Chattanooga. Farr was a pioneer in local wrestling, starting programs at a number of local school and winning state titles at Red Bank High School. He directed to the state tournament and was an NCAA Division I official. Visitation for Coach Farr is 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service is 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
  12. Farr, John Paalzow Longtime Teacher, Professor, And Wrestling Coach Saturday, January 19, 2019 John Paalzow Farr John Paalzow Farr, 84, of Red Bank, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019. John was born in Chattanooga to the late George Harris and Betty Paalzow Farr. He attended Rita Wert Elementary School, graduated from The Baylor School and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chattanooga. He got his Masters at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Doctorate Degree at Middle Tennessee State University. John served our country for over 30 years in the Army and retired as a Lt. Colonel. John taught in the public schools at Red Bank High School where he started the wrestling program, Chattanooga Central, and Sale Creek. Farr coached Red Bank to a then record three straight state wrestling championships. Coach Farr started the wrestling program at Chattanooga State, directed state tournaments, officiated NCAA Division I tournaments and served on the High School National Federation Wrestling Rules Committee and advisory boards. He retired from Chattanooga State Community College as head of the humanity department. John was a member of three halls of fame: Greater Chattanooga Area Sports Hall of Fame, TSSAA and the Tennessee Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was president of the Greater Chattanooga Area Sports Hall of Fame, member of Incline Investors Club, Chattanooga Area Historical Association, North River Kiwanis Club and Red Bank Historical Association. John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Delores J. Farr; children, John (Peggy) Farr, Jr. and Ginger (Ed) Krubka; grandchildren, John III, Amber and Kendall; great-granddaughter, Madelyn. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, and 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service for John will follow at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Highlander and John T. Smithson, III officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in John’s name to the Wrestling Coaches Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories atwww.chattanooganorthchapel.com.
  13. I JUST FOUND OUT THAT TWO GREAT COACHES OF TENNESSEE WRESTLING PASSED AWAY TODAY, JOHN FARR AND JIM MORGAN. CV
  14. THIS WEEKEND WE ARE CELEBRATING "50 YEARS OF WRESTLING" AT HALLS HIGH SCHOOL. ED SIMMONS STARTED THE FIRST TEAM IN THE FALL OF 1968. IT WAS THE FIRST WRESTLING TEAM IN KNOXVILLE. THIS YEAR WE ARE WELCOMING ALL OF OUR FORMER WRESTLERS AND COACHES BACK HOME FOR A BIG REUNION. FRIDAY NIGHT WE WILL WRESTLE BRENTWOOD ACADEMY. OUR HALLS INVITATIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT IS ALL DAY SATURDAY. THE WRESTLING WILL START AT 10AM AND THE FINALS WILL START AROUND 6PM. OUR TEAMS FOR THIS YEAR IS: Bartlett, Blackman, Boyle Co. HS, KY, Brentwood Academy, Christian Brothers, Clinton, Cookeville, Farragut, Halls, Jefferson Co., Maryville, Morristown East, Nashville Christian, Page, Rhea Co., Wm Blount and Wilson Central. ON MONDAY (M.L. KING HOLIDAY) WE WILL HAVE OUR HALLS JV, FRESHMEN AND GIRLS TOURNAMENT. EVERYONE IS INVITED. THE WRESTLING WILL STARTS AT 10 AND SHOULD BE FINISHED BY 5PM. COME AND ENJOY A GREAT WEEKEND OF WRESTLING AT HALLS HIGH SCHOOL, THE ANIMAL
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