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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 28, 2015



Judy Atkins

Ringgold
Judy Atkins, 66, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary
Bobbye Dodd Bailey, 83, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School class of 1949. Bobbye was a retiree of Durr-Fillauer Medical Inc. and a homemaker. She was a

Ruth Brisco

Athens
Ruth Anna Dwyer Brisco, 84, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at her home. Survivors: daughter, Michele Grill, of Athens; son, Billy Holzfaster, of Ohio. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ziegler
John Joseph Brislan, 56, of Ringgold, Ga., died Monday, April 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Allard Leroy Brown, 84, of Hixson, died on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.
Willie Clinton Brown, 98, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Violet Annalee Carpenter, 78, of East Ridge went to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 26, 2015 surrounded by her family. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held today, April 28,
Steven Childress ALTAMONT Steven "Chop" Childress, 43, of Altamont, formerly of Dunlap, Tenn., passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his home. He was a member of Altamont Baptist Church. He was a foreman

Davis Clark

Jasper
Davis Earl Clark, 68, passed away, Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was employed by Serodino Shipyard, and a member of the Olive Branch Lodge in Jasper, Tenn. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by parents,

Tobe Collins

Niota
Tobe Collins, 76, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday at Union McMinn Baptist Church. Private burial in Niota Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Jimmy Leon Culver, 66, of Niota, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was a graduate of Kirkman High School and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran having

Harold Decker

Riceville
Harold Decker, 79, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his home. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday at McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation
Mary L. "Candy" Hester Evans, 65, passed away on April 27, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ricky Evans Jr.

South pittsburg
Richard I. "Ricky" Evans Jr., passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was a former police officer for both the city of Kimball and the Marion County Sheriffs Department. His mother, Charlotte Ann "Tiny" Ladd
Nancy Hudson Nancy Brown Hudson, 67, of Chattanooga died Sunday, April 26, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Ruth D. Kennedy, 78, of East Ridge, died on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Mrs. Kennedy was born in Dekalb County, Ala., to the late Snowden and Flora Dupree. She was also a former member
Norman "Nickey" Lay Sr., 62, passed away on April 27, 2015, at Hutchenson Medical Center. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Wanda Layne

Whitwell
Wanda Lee Layne, 82, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Gene Layne; parents, Paul and Rosa Hatfield; sister, Juanita Rogers; brother, Steve Hatfield. Those left to
Patricia Layne GRUETLI-LAAGER Mrs. Patricia Carole Martin Layne, 72, passed away at her home Monday April 27, 2015. She was a Cook at the L & L Market until her health declined. She
Dr. Archie L. Ledford, 68, of Ooltewah, died Monday, April 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Dennis Lee

Dayton
Dennis Clifton Lee, 92, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his home. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Pleasantview Cemetery, Graysville. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation will be 2-4

Shannon Lyons

Rossville
Shannon Lyons, 42, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his home. He attended Orange Grove School and was of the Baptist faith. He loved to sing, dance and listen to music. He was

Alton Moore

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Henry Alton "Bud" Moore, 86, passed away Sunday April 26, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a self-employed painter and carpenter for over 40 years and
Frank Dominick Pasqualetti, 93 passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was retired from South Buffalo Railroad and worked for Angola Police Dept. He was a United States World War II Navy Veteran and member
Rex Lee Pendergrass, 95, of Chattanooga, died Saturday April 25, 2015. He was born July 30, 1919, in Sale Creek, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of
Patricia Ann Pope, 64, passed away on April 3, 2015, in Chattanooga. She was born Jan. 14, 1951 in Chattanooga, to Helen Church and Jimmy Grady Pope. She was a member of Shepherd Arms ministry.

Stephanie Rocker

Spring city
Stephanie Rocker, 72, died April 25, 2015. A retired Realtor, she worked with Jim Baldwin Realty and was a member of the New Beginning Church where a memorial service will be held at a later
Robert Louis Rutledge, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at his residence. Funeral today at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Jones as
James "Sandy" Loyd Stephens Jr., 54, passed away suddenly on April 25, 2015. Sandy was born March 13, 1961 in Chattanooga. He graduated from Covenant College and was employed by Shaw Industries at WD Plant
Albert Thomas "Tom" Traub, of Soddy-Daisy, passed on to Heaven at his home April 25, 2015. Tom was originally from Philadelphia, Pa., served in the United States Army in overseas deployments, and moved to Chattanooga
Gloria Jean Upshaw, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home Inc. Dalton, Ga.

Artie Weddington

Nashville
Artie Bryant Weddington, 92, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015. Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Funeral Services following at 2 p.m. Interment in Franklin

Elizabeth Wertz

Port charlotte,
Fla Elizabeth "Libby" Gilbert Wertz peacefully passed away on April 23, 2015, in Port Charlotte. She was born in Chattanooga to Samuel and May Gilbert in 1918. From 1953 to 1969, she worked for

Charles White

Spring city
Charles Robert White, 77, went to the Lord at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Born in Harriman, Tenn., Charles retired from the U.S. Air Force and the Mohave County, Arizona
Sandra "Sandy" Williams, 66, a Chattanooga native residing in Trenton, Ga., passed away after a short illness early Monday morning April 27, 2015. She was retired from TENCO Services in Red Bank after

In MemoryCarl Brown

April 28, 1951- July 22, 2005 Happy Birthday! God knew you had to leave us, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day He took you Home.

In MemoryBeatrice Wilson

In special memory to our mother; Beatrice "Bea" Wilson, Peaceful be your rest, dear Mother, tis sweet to breathe your name, as in life we loved you dearly, and
Willie Clinton Brown, 98, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Violet Annalee Carpenter, 78, of East Ridge, went to be with the Lord Sunday, April 26, 2015, surrounded by her family. A woman of great faith, Violet physically smiled as she went to
Walter Anderson Crowder, 46, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at Parkwest Medical Center. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Interment will be

Peggy Davis

Fyffe
Peggy Sue Davis, 71, passed away Satursday, April 25, 2015. Services will be 2 p.m. CDT today, April 27, from the Piney Grove Baptist Church. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery Visitation is 10
Zelma Elizabeth Groves, 91, of Hixson, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family members Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The family will receive friends and visitors from 4-7 p.m. today, April 27, and Tuesday from

Tom Hambrick

Harvest
Tom Hambrick, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his residence. Funeral was 1 p.m. CDT Sunday, April 26, at Maston Lake Church of Christ in Harvest. Burial: Fords Chapel Cemetery with W.T.
Eugene Jackson, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Veronica Kacmarik

Cleveland
Veronica Kacmarik, 95, died Sunday, April 26, 2015. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
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