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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 29, 2015

Darrell Ables

Darrell G. Ables, 65, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Darrell was an U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. The son of the late James H. and
James Edward Careathers, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in a local hospital. He will lie in state today at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home, with the funeral to

Mary Caudell

Mary Louise Williamson Caudell, 89, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, N.C. Arrangements by Williamson Memorial
Paul Windsor Crowe, 76, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Lisle, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Jones Crowe, and mother, Edna Viola Johnson Crowe; one sister, Frances Moores;
Priscilla Marie Defur, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at her residence. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Thelma Eldridge; brother, Terry Eldridge. Survivors include daughter, Trina (Tommy) Laymon;
Norman Ross Dick, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Norman served his country in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a
John Kenneth Durham, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. John was an accomplished layout engineer and surveyor, having headed up many design and building projects with T.V.A., Talley Construction and
Dorothy Loraine "Peggy" Wiggins Feagin, 87, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Dorothy was of the Seventh -day Adventist faith. After raising her two girls, she went to work as a bookkeeper.
Isaac Grimes, 82, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2015, in a health care facility. Arrangements by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244.
Eula May "Totsy" Smith Hale, of Hixson, left this earth for heaven on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at the age of 102. Mrs. Hale was a member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church

Velma Henley

Spring city
Velma Smith Henley, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Knoxville. She was a lifelong residence of Spring City and the daughter of the late Clifford H. and Sallie Walker Smith Sr. Velma

George Henry

Rock spring
George Jerry Henry, 74, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, Rock Spring Cemetery with
Bill passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the age of 66 after a courageous battle with cancer. He loved his family, liked to help, had a huge heart, and a smile that warmed everyone.
Marion Garrett Johnson, 87, of Chattanooga, completed her journey on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, surrounded by her family. Visitation is today at 11 a.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third Street

Jeffrey Kell

Jeffrey Ralph Kell 57, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a graduate of Ringgold High School. While in high school, Jeff worked part time in
LouiseArmstrong DUNLAP Louise Henson Armstrong, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Nov. 26, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was one of the sweetest persons God put on this

Shayne Mathena

Shayne Eugene Mathena, 55, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Shayne was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Shayne loved the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Vikings. He loved to travel with
William "Bill" Morton, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. He was a member of Fellowship Church of God. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Sue
Angela Denise "Niecy" Nelson, 47, of Antioch, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. "Niecy" was born on Feb. 11, 1967, in Newnan, Ga., to Katherine Woods and the late
Lois Passmore, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at her residence. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mothers Board and was a

Brenda Pickett

Brenda Ross Pickett, 74, died tragically in a house fire Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. She was retired from Kmart. She was born in Gruetli-Laager on April 2, 1941, to Edwin and Mildred Layne
Clarence Joe Price Sr., 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in a local hospital with family at his bedside. Funeral: Today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral
Frank Morris Schweiger Jr., 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. He was employed with Omni Services and was of the Baptist faith. Frank loved his family, country music and
Donna Lynn Shadwick, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. She retired from Memorial Hospital where she was a registered nurse. Donna was preceded in death by her parents,
Daniel M. Shetter, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Survivors include his mother, Gay Shetter; son, Zachary Shetter; brother, Ricky (Nancy) Shetter; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held
Johnny Starr Sr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral: today at 1 p.m. at East Third Street Church of Christ with Brother John R.
Marion Ware, 88, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, in a local assisted living facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Bill WrayJr. RAINSVILLE Bill Wray Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. CST from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial follows in Mountain


August 23, 1963 - November 28, 2008 The day after Thanksgiving, seven years ago, our Lord called you to your eternal Home. Here in Heaven, you would walk with Him on the streets of
June 11, 1929-Nov. 28, 1998 Momma it seems like yesterday that you took wings but, its been 17 years and memories are still fresh. We Love and Miss You Momma. Forever and

In MemorySharon McAfee

Feb. 13, 1952- Nov. 28, 2003 Its been 12 years as of today since you were called Home, not a day goes by, that youre not truly missed, but Im also assured that your
Julissa Benton was born on July 21, 1972 in Lima, Peru; she passed into eternal life on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Julissa was a native of Lima, Peru but had lived in the USA the

Ninnie Bowlen

Ninnie Marie Bowlen, 79, passed away on Nov. 25, 2015. Visitation from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Moore Cortner Funeral Home. Graveside service at 1 p.m. conducted Friday, Nov. 27, at Mt. Garner

Jane Buckels

Valley head
Mrs. Jane Hawkins Buckels, 80, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Mrs. Buckels was born on April 26, 1935 to the late Willie and Rosa McMillan Hawkins in Rhea County, Tenn. Mrs. Buckels retired
Mr. Bill V. Campbell, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away at Hospice of Chattanooga on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Bill was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, born on Nov. 26, 1926. He was of the

John Campbell

Mr. John C. Campbell, 83, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ed Fults officiating with burial to follow in Little Johnny Myers
Carl Norman "Whitey" Corneliussen left this life on Nov. 16, 2015. He was born in Tallassee, Ala., July 7, 1934, to Carrie Crow Corneliussen of Alabama and Erling Corneliussen of Tonsburg, Norway. Carl grew up

Bertie Dent

Bertie "Helen" Dent, 78, passed away Tuesday afternoon Nov. 24, 2015, at the Memorial Health Care Center. She was a member of Cartwright Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents,

Ora Jane Goodgame

Ora Jane Whitsett Goodgame, 92, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Homegoing Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at West Fifth Street Church Of Christ, Summerville. Visitation at the church one hour before
Jo Nell Gordon passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at a local hospital. She was born in Lavonia, Ga., on Dec. 12, 1944. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wes and Lucy Davis.
Bruce Henderson Guthrie II, of Chattanooga, died at home Nov. 20, 2015, after a brief illness. He was 55. Mr. Guthrie was born and reared in the Brainerd neighborhood of Chattanooga. He attended Sunnyside Elementary

Josie Holloway

Rock spring
Josie Simmons Holloway, 67, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at her home. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the South
Marjorie M. Jackson, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Willows of Winchester. Visitation will be from 1-3p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.
Charles Louis Knapp, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. He was the loving husband of 32 years to Carol Joyce; surviving brother, Larry (Anna) Knapp; loving father to Charles "Charlie" and
Bobby J. Loy, 66, of Wildwood, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at his residence. He was the son of the late Lee and May Loy and was preceded in death by three siblings,
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