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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 30, 2015


Jeffrey Abbott, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. He had worked for Komatsu and is survived by his sisters, Lisa Helm and Pam French; brothers, Keith and James Abbott; aunt,

Donald Bishop

Chatsworth
Donald H. Bishop, 78, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015. Funeral Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth. Burial will be at

O.C. Clark

Chickamauga o.c.
Clark, 81, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. Born in Alabama, O.C. was raised in Chickamauga. He later moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked at GM for 34 years and then moved back
Jerry E. Davis, 71, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory,

Sam Dodd

Pikeville
Paul "Sam" Dodd, 69, died June 27, 2015. Services to be held Monday at 6 p.m. CDT at the funeral home. Visitation from 1-6 p.m. Please share condolences online at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Pikeville
Margaret Carolyn Hayes, 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 28, 2015. She was a resident of Chattanooga for most of her life and was a member
Walter Carl House, 73, of Fort Payne, Ala., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 26. "Walt" grew up in Rosalie, Ala., the only child of Porter Lee and Myrtle Laney Howse. He is
Christopher Lamar Jolly, 36, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Chris was an amazing husband, father and son. He lived life to the fullest, never meeting a stranger. Chris loved his family

Bill Lavender

Spring city
William L. "Bill" Lavender, 91, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. today, June 29, in the Vaughn Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Spring

Karen Ledford

Athens
Karen Jones Ledford, 58, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at her home. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in McMinn Memory
Patricia Ann Low, 68, originally from East Ridge, Tenn., passed away June 27, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga. Pat had a great love for travel and enjoyed a successful career as a sales leader

Lonnie Pell

Trenton
Lonnie Pell, 91, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 28, surrounded by family. Mr. Pell was one of 16 children born unto Billy and Mamie Pell. He was retired from Combustion Engineering
Nancy Sue Perry, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at her residence. She will lie in state today at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home, with the funeral to follow
Flancher Eugene "Gene" Ricketts, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Cox officiating.

Bill Rinks

Spring city
William "Bill" Rinks, 69, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his home. Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the First Baptist Church of Spring City. Burial Thursday in Crump, Tenn.

Mark Rogers

Flat rock
Mark Keith Rogers, 58, passed peacefully and went home to be with his Lord, family and friends on Sunday, June 28, at the Bridge at Monteagle. Mark was a 1974 graduate of Ider High
Dr. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Stroud, 87, passed away on June 26, 2015, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Betty was born in Batesville, Ark., to

Lorene Tishaw

Trenton
Lorene Mary Tishaw, 79, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Tishaw; son, Ronald Tishaw; daughter, Jennie Tishaw; and parents, Marshell and Myrtle Broome. Survivors include

Orville York Jr.

Lookout mtn.,
Ga. Orville York Jr., 86, a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. He retired from Hamilton Concrete with 38 years of service, owned and operated Dust of

In MemoryMary Matthews

Mary Elizabeth Matthews Mar. 9, 1932-June 29, 2000 We will always love you, and still miss you very much! From your loving family: Husband, William; daughter, Venitia; and grandchildren, DeMitress and
April 15, 1926 - June 29, 2009 I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. All I have are memories
Herbert Grant Adcox, 86, a prominent business owner and resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in a local hospital. He was "the
Floyd Albert Ashley, 84, of Chattanooga, died peacefully Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his home. He was born July 2, 1930, in Chattanooga on Snow Street. Floyd spent the majority of his youth on Big
Catherine Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Junior Buckles

Trenton
Junior Ott Buckles, 68, went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2015. He was a resident of the North Georgia area for most of his life and will be greatly missed by

Johnny Carr

Rossville
John Samuel Carr, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born June 18, 1933. He was a member of the local Carpenters Union since the age of

J.B. Cate

Athens j. b.
Cate, 91, died June 26, 2015. Funeral service: 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial follows at 11 a.m. Tuesday in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Monday at

Ray Forrester

Manchester
Ray Annette Helpingstine Forrester, 62, died Friday, June 26, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Carrie Foster, 66, passed away on June 11, 2015, at her residence. She attended Alton Park Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Cooley and William Lloyd; several brothers, sisters

Kenneth Greene

Decatur
Kenneth Wesley Greene, 90, died on Friday, June 26, 2015. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, in the Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Military Honors for the World War II veteran. There

Michelle Hopp

Rossville
Michelle Santa Maria Hopp, 42, passed away in Elgin, Ill., on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Michelle was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1972. She was preceded in death by her father, Enrique
Walter Carl House, 73, of Fort Payne, Ala., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 26. "Walt" grew up in Rosalie, Ala., the only child of Porter Lee and Myrtle Laney Howse. He is
Jack Edward Lee, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, in a local hospital. He was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Tellers Group. Mr. Lee was a graduate of the
Joyce "Red" Marler, 55, left us for her journey home on Saturday, June 20, 2015, with Shey by her side. Born Jan. 14, 1960, she was a lifelong resident of Dayton, Tenn. She was a
Lee Battle Martin, 89, died in his home on June 27, 2015, in Chattanooga. He was born in Chattanooga. Lee was a 1943 graduate of Chattanooga High School and a 1958 graduate of the
Sara Echols Mauldin, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Reuben and Leona Echols and was preceded in death by her sister, Vera

Leon Mayhall

Section
Leon Mayhall, 72, died Friday, June 26, 2015. Funeral services will be held today, June 28, at 4 p.m. CDT from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Randy Hampton officiating. Burial will follow
Randy Lee McClure Sr., 51, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 28, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at

Mary Murray

Dayton
Mary Lee Murray, 95, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at her residence. Survivors include her daughter, Janice Murray, of Spring City. Funeral services and interment will be held at a later date in San Bernardino,
Thomas William "T.W." Owens Sr., passed peacefully at home and went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. T.W. was born in Ware Shoals, S.C., on Sept. 30, 1929, and was born again,
Nancy Sue Perry, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at her residence. She was employed at Erlanger Hospital as a nurse and retired after many years of service.

Rick Powers

Cleveland
Rickey Alan "Rick" Powers, 55, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the family residence. Rick was a 1977 graduate of Bradley Central High School. He was the owner and operator of

Stevie Powers

Decherd
Stevie "Wooze" Parker Powers, 56, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, at his residence. Funeral Services will be held today, June 28, at 1:30 p.m. CDT in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Earl Propst

Decherd
Earl Lee Propst, 65, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Propst; and children, Christopher, Eric, David and Leigh. No formal services are
Lelie Mae Ramay, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Visitation with the family will be today, June 28, from 5-7 p.m. and Monday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel.
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