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Betty Jo Newman Little born December 25, 1934. She passed away on April 19, 2020 from injuries sustained in a house fire. She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and loving husband, Thomas E. Little Sr.; sons, Tommy and Jeffery Little; parents, Pinky Salvage Newman and James Newman; mother in law, Thelma B. Little; father in law William D. Little. Betty was a member of the Cosmopolitan Community Church.  She graduated from Howard High School, Class of 1955. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her daughters, Tina (Jeffrey) Cheeks, Alberta (Maurice) Terry; son, Gaylon (Cynthia) Hughes; 8 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; cousins, Beverly Z. Sales, Robin C. Porter; sister in law, Jackie (Harold) Jones-Miller; brother in law, Ellis (Kay) Little, Gerald (Barbara) Jones; other sister and brother in laws; Little family, Webb family, other cousins, family and friends. Services will be held privately. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    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
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    Alberta and Tina: Our love and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” Revelation 21:4 May God Bless You and Keep you. Cross & Hendricks Families
    ~ Mrs Merriam Cross, Virginia and Family   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    You will definitely be missed. Love you grandma!!
    ~ Tenisha Cheeks-Duckett   Chattanooga, TN