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Local Obits for Tue. May 23, 2017


Charlie Andrews, 65, passed away May 21, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave.622-9995.
ROSSVILLE — “Dean” Patterson Beavers, 88 of Rossville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 22, 2017. Dean enjoyed fishing and cooking and spending time with her family and
CHATSWORTH — Willena Bramblett, 81, died Sunday. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, from Jones Funeral Home, Chatsworth. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ALBERTVILLE — Dr. Gladys King Burns, died Saturday. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Geraldine Funeral Home directing.
ELLIJAY — Betty E. Crocker, 92, died Wednesday May 17, 2017. Betty was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Volusia County, Fla., the daughter of the late James Clarence and Mary Iona Hawke Chapman. She retired from
Michael “Mikey” Andrew Durham, 46, of Soddy- Daisy, passed away, unexpectedly, at his home on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Mr. Durham worked at Bi-Lo, Red Bank Tree Service, Durham Tree Service and Wolf Tree Service. Preceded
DAYTON — Cleasy “Nana” Grisham, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 21, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Rhea County on
Pastor Joseph Harper, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 14, 2017, in a local health care facility. Funeral: today at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Vincent Williams Sr. as the
TRENTON — Brian Curtis Hawkins, 34, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Funeral services are Wednesday, at 2 p.m., at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel, with Lynn Newman officiating. Burial will follow in
Lois Crittenden Ledbetter, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, in a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today May 23, 2017, in the South Crest Chapel
James Granvel Lee, 71, of Hixson passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. James retired as a job superintendent from Hudson Construction Company after many years of service. He was a member of Stoney Point Baptist
Wayne Leroy Ogle, 94, formerly of Clemson, died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Chattanooga. Born in Knoxville, he was the son of the late Otha and Demarius Ogle. He was a veteran of WWII
SECTION — Jerry Richards, a memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. from Broadway’s Faith Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
CLEVELAND — Polly Scoggins, 91, passed away on May 18, 2017. Survivors and arrangements will be announced by Companion Funeral Home who has charge of these arrangements.
ROCK SPRING — Raymond Leon Smith, 68, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born Jan. 1, 1949 in Menlo, Ga., to the late John Smith and Robertine Martin Smith. Along with his parents,
BRIDGEPORT — Ruby Thomas, 79, died Saturday. Visitation is today, from noon to 9 p.m. Funeral is Thursday, at 2 p.m. Valley Funeral Home directing.
BRIDGEPORT — Frank Westmoreland, 62, passed away at his home Sunday May 20, 2017. Frank owned Westmoreland Masonry in Marion County for over 40 years. He was a United States Navy veteran and was very proud
Dianne Joan Whittington, passed away May 19, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Savannah, Aug. 19, 1948, she lived there 30 years, attending Isle of Hope United Methodist Church and graduating from Richard
Richard Wesley Barger, 54, a current resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly on May 16, 2017, at Erlanger Hospital. Funeral services will be held today, May 22, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel
RINGGOLD — Rickey Eugene Cope Sr., 57, passed away suddenly Friday, May 19, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Rickey was the current Store Manager at the Shop-Rite Food Center in Dayton, Tenn. He was
TRION — William “Joe” Davenport, 87, died May 20, 2017. Survivors: wife, Bobby Louise Davenport; children, Jerry Davenport, Terry Davenport; Babs (Ronnie) White, Wanda (Carl) Spinks; siblings, Vester Davenport, Floyd Davenport, Lola Bailey, Betty Aaron, Bertie
Pastor Joseph Harper, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 14, 2017, in a local health care facility. Joseph graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Ga. He was drafted in the U.S. Army and
Mary Hartline McMillan, 92, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on May 17, 2017. Memorial services commemorating her well lived life will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, May 22, 2017, at New Hope Presbyterian Church. A
Steven Charles Morden Sr., 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. He was a native of Chicago, Ill., and was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eleanor Christ Morden. Steven was a loving
Ms. Gwen Murphy, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Joseph “Joe” Perry, age 93, of Hixson, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Joe was a native of Danbury, Conn., and a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 72 years.
Dorothy Petty, 94, of Ooltewah, Tenn., entered Heaven’s gates on Friday, May 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held at noon today, May 22, in the funeral home chapel with Johnny Howard, Rev. Sam Cravatt and
Lewis Powell, 68, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Delores Stephenson passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Richard Wesley Barger, 54, a current resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly on May 16, 2017, at Erlanger Hospital. Richard was born on Oct. 2, 1962, and grew up in Red Bank, Tenn. He worked
DAYTON — Leona Barger, 87, passed away May 18, 2017 at Life Care of Rhea County. Visitation: Monday, May 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2
DAYTON — Reece Anderson Beene, 89, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home. Mr. Beene was a lifelong member of the Graysville United Methodist Church where he served as Church Superintendent. He and his wife,
Thomas Elton Brown, 87, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born in Jasper, Tenn., and currently resided in Chattanooga Tenn. He was a long time member of the Jasper Cumberland Presbyterian Church and
FLINTSTONE — Lois Marie Bowers Cawood, 90, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She was a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren along
Miriam Virginia Lamoreaux Chandler, 102, died peacefully on May 16, 2017, at The Forest At Duke retirement community in Durham, N.C. Miriam, also known to many who loved her as as Jinny and Dinny, was born
Andrea Darlene Coogan, 59, of East Ridge, took the hand of Jesus Tuesday, May 2, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Anne McDade; sisters, Rita Lawson Pembrooke and Anne Collette Chadwick. Survivors include her
RINGGOLD — Rickey Eugene Cope Sr., 57, passed away suddenly Friday, May 19, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Rickey was the current Store Manager at the Shop-Rite Food Center in Dayton, Tenn. He was
Ruth Marie Pittman Drake, pressed toward the goal to win the prize for which God had called her heavenward in Christ Jesus. She fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. On
Benjamin “Ben” Gray Elliott, of Hixson, Tenn., departed this life to claim his promise on May 18, 2017. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on Aug. 22, 1976, and moved to Chattanooga in 1986 with his
Jewel Juanita Evans, 83 of East Ridge, passed away peacefully Monday, May 15, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Herschel Evans; two sons, Danny and Derrick; siblings, Mary Jo Mutt and Jim Castleberry. Survivors include
COHUTTA — James Floyd Forester, 69, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. He retired from Combustion Engineering. He was a member of Shadow Ridge Worship Center.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Leslie Jane Foy, 56, died Wednesday, May 7, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral and Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Pete Godfrey, 88, formerly of Red Bank, passed away on May 12, 2017. Pete retired from Valley Machine Company. He is survived by his wife Margaret; son, Roger; stepdaughter, Wadene Tallent; and several grandchildren, nieces
FORT OGLETHORPE — Willard “Woody” Harris, 90, passed away May 17, 2017, at his home. Mr. Harris retired form DuPont with 37 years of Service, was a Navy veteran of WWII serving on the U.S.S. San
Faye Goodwin Helms, 61, of Hixson, passed away on May 17, 2017. Faye worked as a hairstylist at Regis and was a member of Burks United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Robert "Sonny" Helms Jr.; son,
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