Charles "Butterball" Edward Cummings, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a 1977 graduate of Brainerd High School where he was on the basketball team. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Bulher Cummings; and sister, Doris Cummings Reed. Survivors include daughters, LeKeisha Fredrick and Charnessa Cummings; mother, Mary Helen Cheeks; four granddaughters, Ashley Dowell, Alesha Darby, Arianna and Aaliyah Calhoun; brother-in-law, Travis Reed; two nieces, Arlene and Kendra Reed; devoted cousin, Cardella Cummings; devoted friends, Terrence Holland and Leon Strickland; a host of cousins; and friends. The body will lie-in-state today after Noon at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Tuesday Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Dexter Cummings as the eulogist.Burial: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.