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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 20, 2014



John Barnes

Sylvania
John Edward Barnes, 74, passed away Friday, Dec. 19. 2014. Funeral service at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Larry Kirby officiating. Burial to follow in Trinity (Burnt
Fae Howard Blair, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18 2014. Fae was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a former Insurance Agent at Carriage Hill Insurance, was of the Christian faith
Veneta Wooten Blevins, 82, a resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at a healthcare facility in Dunlap, Tenn. She was a member of Miles Straight Baptist Church. She loved to

Ella Callihan

Athens
Ella Francis Granger Callihan, 63, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Funeral service 3 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 1:30-3 p.m. Monday at
Betty Harris Cambron, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Mrs. Cambron was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, a graduate of Central High

John Danley

Pikeville
John "Chief" Danley, 71, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was a retired Navy veteran. The family will have a gathering of friends at his home Sunday at 1 p.m. CST. Online condolences can be

Eddie Davis

Whitwell
Edwin "Eddie C." Davis, 48, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Potts Davis and sister, Sandra McCarver. He is survived by his father, R. L.

Rickey Davis

Pikeville
Rickey Davis, 60, died on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ and grew up as a song leader in the church. Rickey was preceded in death by

Evelyn Etheridge

Fort payne
Evelyn Evon "Geezer" Owens Etheridge, 67 , passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today, Dec. 20, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Green Cemetery. The family will receive

Bessie Farmer

Fort oglethorpe
Bessie Riddle Farmer, 98, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 20, 2014,

Opal Fulghum

Whitwell
Opal Fulghum, 91, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She had worked for Oscar Myer before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Fulghum; daughter, Sandra D. Giblin; and parents, Louis
James William Gass, 79 of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
Mark Dennis Gilbert, 63, of East Brainerd, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at his home. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mark retired in 2010 as vice-president of Hospice of Chattanooga after 13 years of

James Hale

Chickamauga
James "Jim" Willis Hale, 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Burke Elder Hale Sr. and Addie Almeada Hendrickson Hale. He had lived most of his life
Edna C. Jennings, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Lloyd Melvin Johnson Jr., 72, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, East

Bobbie Killian

Fort payne
Bobbie Bloom Killian, 73, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. today at Burt
Joe Liebe E.J. "Joe" Liebe, 82, of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at St. Vincents East Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the
Hannah T. Lusk, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. Arrangeby John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jane McKenzie

Decatur
Jane Suits McKenzie, 74, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Jane was born July 25, 1940, in Cleveland, Tenn., to the late Spurgeon and Opal Ruble Suits, and

Terry Moore

Pelham
Terry Lee Moore, 68, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at his residence. Visitation 5-8 p.m. CST Sunday, Dec. 21, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church,
Albert Allen Morgan, 70, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Allen was born on Jan. 27, 1944, to the late William L. Morgan and Catherine Cherry Morgan. He was the owner of Morgan
Barbara Williamson Newton, 77, of Signal Mountain, faithful wife, mother and grandmother, celebrated her homecoming in heaven on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Barbara has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Signal Mountain area.
Steve OShields, 54 year old, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Kirkman Tech class of 78, employed with Chattanooga Boiler and Tank, previously employed
Harold "Hal" Parker, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at his home. Hal was born March 12, 1939, in Summerville, Ga., to Arnold and Maude Phillips Parker, who preceded him in death.
Ramon Perdue, 82, went to the home prepared for him by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, after a valiant battle with a lingering illness. He passed away while surrounded by his
Rose Darlene Perrine, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. She was a member of Daisy United Methodist Church. Darlene served as church secretary for 15 years at Brighton
Jean Cunningham Reynolds, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Jean was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was preceded in death by
Louis Basil Savard Sr., 83, of McDonald, Tenn., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Rochester, N.Y. He graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover and Yale University

Orville Sisk

South pittsburg
Orville Sisk, 60, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran who had worked in maintenance at Siskins Steel and a member of the Marion County High School class of 1973.
Avis Eustice Smith, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed quietly at home on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 20, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with her nephew Layne

Laverne Templeton

Chatsworth
Laverne Templeton, 83, of Chatsworth and formerly of Tunnel Hill, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Wood Dale Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Bertha Horne; sisters,
Edward "Eddie" C. Turbyfill, 90, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor Don
Bridgete Twomey Bridgette Twomey, 48, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2014. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga,
Cecille Lee Wells 87, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. Cecille was born to the late Albert Wells and May Haswell Wells, and was a longtime member of Hooker Church

In MemoryDORIS E. MACK

Aug. 16, 1926- Dec. 20, 2002 Words cant express how much we love and miss you. Your Family
Aug. 19, 2010 - Dec. 20, 2012 Poets havent the words for the joy you brought us all, nor the sorrow we are left with in your absence. You are alive with every
VanDaryl Lebron Rivers Dec. 20, 1988-Oct. 23, 2011 Happy Birthday. We Miss You.

Willis Allen

Fort payne
Willis Edward Allen, 67, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Fuenral at 2 p.m CST Saturday at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. He will lie in state at the church 1-2 p.m.
Robert Louis Boyd, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Bob is a native of Indianapolis, Ind. He attended the University of Chattanooga and graduated in 1958. Bob was a member of the

Mike Brown

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Michael "Mike" Brown, 55, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Member of the Old Way Baptist Church. Preceded by mother, Freida
Eula Lee Burdzel, 74, of Chattanooga died on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hettie Jones; and one sister, Inez Camp. Survivors include
Elva Marie Casey-Johnson, 102, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Aug. 7, 1912,
Eddie Dean Clinton, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He volunteered for the Chattanooga Food Kitchen as well as the Angel Tree during Christmas. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Dillingham Luther Andrew "L.A." Dillingham, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Ringgold, Ga., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in a local health care facility. A native of Shannon, Ga., he was a son
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