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Carlton Fears, Sr., 69, passed away September 16, 2019.  He was a 1968 graduate of Howard High School.  Carlton was a veteran of the U.S. Army, employed at US Pipe and Foundry, Mueller Co. and Pilgrim’s Pride.  He was well known as a swimmer at Lincoln Park and loved skating.  He was a horse trainer and worked in saddle breaking. He was a member of Nation of Islam. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Fears, Sr., mother, Margaret (Edward) Parker; brothers, Johnny Mitchell, Alvin Parker. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Willis Fears; sons, Carlton Fears, Jr., Jumocka “Torey” Willis; sister, Elzenia Barnette; brothers, Paul (Josie) Fears, Herbert (Emilla) Parker; grandchildren, Car’darius Fears, Jr., Ju’Toreyia, Jumocka Willis, Jr., Jorden Starling; sisters-in-law, Evelyn W. Baker, Valery W. McConnell; brother in law, Geoffrey P. Willis; Aunts, Marilyn Moon, Anne E. Gordon; a host of relatives and friends. Public viewing will begin after 12 noon Sunday, September 22, 2019, the family will receive friends from 6 – 7 pm at the funeral home.  The funeral service will begin at 11 am Monday, September 23rd in the chapel. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995

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  • Monday, September 16, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    Thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Praying your strength in the Lord. Love ,Joy, & Peace
    ~ Elizabeth Hayes   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
    Cynthia, so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. You and your family will be in my prayers.
    ~ Kristi Berry   Chattanooga, TN