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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 05, 2015

In MemoryVenora Borngne'

Venora Borngne' Venora Ann Cosey Borngne', 64, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a local hospital.
Anita McCalla Adkins, of Chattanooga, broke the bonds of this earth on a heaven-bound journey Tuesday, March 3, 2015, following an extended illness. Arrangements will be by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Lynn Anderson

Loretta Lynn Ward Anderson, 67, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Anderson is survived by numerous cousins and friends. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was preceded in death

Dessie Atkins

Dessie Elizabeth Ladd Atkins, 93, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Survivors include son, Mike Atkins; grandchildren, Tonia Beavers, Doug (Heather) Atkins, Danielle (Venkat) Atkins; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Beavers, Jessica Beavers, Chole Atkins and Callie Atkins. Mrs.

Patricia Avans

Patricia "Patsy" Ann Avans, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She had worked for Dade County School System in food services management. She enjoyed dancing and singing karaoke. She was a member of Sand

Steven Bales

Gary Steven Bales, 51, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Steve was born Aug. 22, 1963 in Chattanooga. He graduated from Cathedral Christian Academy in 1981, received his BS at UAB in 1985, and his
Rosemary Borck, of Chattanooga, a beloved matriarch whose zest for life inspired her family and everyone around her, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. She was 94. Born in Kansas City, Kan., on June
Venora Ann Cosey Borngne, 64, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Oneal Kyle; two sons, Mr. Eric L. Cosey, Reginald D.

Hazel Brock

Hazel Syler Brock passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2015. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 4, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel for family and friends from noon to 2 p.m. until the time of
William Thomas Bryant, 63, passed away March 1, 2015 at home. He was born March 19, 1951 in Lewisburg, Tenn., to William and Claudeen Bryant. He loved to travel and although Nashville was his favorite

Edward Catlett

Edward Lamar Catlett, 86, joined his loved ones in Heaven on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born in Chickamauga, to the late James Edward and Ila Frances Dimond Catlett. He was a lifelong resident

Annie Curtis

Annie Louise Harris Curtis, 52, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Funeral at 1 p.m. Friday at First Corinth Christian Church, 728 Court St. Visitation at the church one hour before the service. Interment,
Wayman Eldred "Butterball" Davenport, 65, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. He attended school at Howard High School. He joined the United States Army and served tour of duty in Vietnam where he received
Birtdella Edwards, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at her residence. She retired from Erlanger Hospital and was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her

Ethel Fugate

Spring city
Ethel M. Fugate, 85, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Cemetery. Visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at

Anneliese Green

Anneliese M. Green, 78, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at her residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow
Sybil Lee Partin Henley, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015. Sybil grew up in Pelham, Tenn., but lived in Chattanooga during her later life, where she spent time
Beverly Ann Gladden Hitchcock, 50, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 in a Los Angeles, Calif. hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Doyle Lee Hogan, 50, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Dixie Industries in 2012
Tigress Isaac, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Hospice of Chattanooga. He was a member of Washington Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Isaac Sr.
Kelsey Blayne Kapherr, 23, of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway,
Mary Jane Levi, went home to be with Jesus, Monday, March 2, 2015, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends. Mary Jane was a graduate
Michael Douglas Ogle, of Signal Mountain, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. He leaves behind his loving wife of 20 years, Victoria and their precious son, Grady, and
Joseph Harlan Petty, 81, longtime local CPA and investment advisor died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, after a brief illness. Joe was born on Nov. 12, 1933 in Cookeville, Tenn. Growing up in Chattanooga he
Curtis W. Phillips, 66, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015, in a local hospital, after a brief illness. He was a 1967 graduate of Red Bank High School and was of the
Esther C. Pierce, 101, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born June 30, 1913 in Tunnel Hill, Ga., to the late John and Arrie Clinton. She was preceded in death by
Clara Mae Potter, 87, of Red Bank, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. Clara was a member of White Oak Church of Christ. She was an avid gardener and she loved to hunt and

Donna Reynolds

Donna Beddes Reynolds, 87, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at Donaldson Healthcare Center in Fayetteville. Funeral services at 11 a.m. today, March 5, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Ross Peterson officiating. Interment in
Gerstle Edward Roberson, 76, of Ooltewah, died Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Reba Lynette Stott, 76, of Hixson, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Stott was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Dora Jones Seagle
Frances L. "Pat" Underwood, a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area, died on Monday, March 2, 2015, at the age of 94. A native of Monticello, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Jonah

Eva Wells

Fort payne
Eva Bell Wells, 83, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Graveside Friday, March 6, at 3 p.m. from Welcome Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Donnie Dover officiating. Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. and Friday

Patricia Whitman

Beersheba springs
Patricia Ann "Patty" Whitman, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. She was born Feb. 13, 1937, to Oscar Taylor and Martha Jane Napier Wooten who
Naomi Ruth Jenkins Williams, 82, passed at her residence on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Naomi was born on May 19, 1932 in Valley Head, Ala., to the late David L. and Sarah E. Jackson, "Pop


James "Jimmy" Bice March 5, 1937-Feb. 7, 2012 How great it must be a heavenly birthday to be. With God, the Son, and the Holy Ghost as guest of three. As the happy angel band

In MemoryMrs. Geanie Cash

Mrs. Geanie "Maud" Cash Solomon On Friday you were all smiles and so full of hope, and the very next day, Saturday, March 5, 1994, you were gone. In our hearts you are not gone

In MemoryZoie Cobb

"Zoe-Zoe" Mar. 5, 1997 -Sept. 8, 2014 Happy Birthday to my Diddle Sistie. I still miss you and will always love you. There will never be another sistie like you. You would be 18 today
Katherine Hattie Parrish Collins Aug. 24, 1929- March 5, 2013 This is the 2nd Anniversary of your Homegoing. ABSENCE You left, but you left peace of your own gifting imparted gently through the quiet


James A. Pagleno, Sr. Nov. 28, 1935 - March 5, 2008 Always in our thoughts and in our hearts. Forever loved by Marty and Family


Aug. 20, 1996-Mar. 3, 2013 You are here even if I dont see you, you are with me even if you are far away. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. My

William Bishop

William Donald "Foots" Bishop, 73, died Monday, March 2, 2015. Survivors, wife, Shirley Bishop; son, Larry Bishop; daughter, Lisa Bell; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March
Rosemary Borck, 94, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2015, in a local nursing home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave .,
Venora Borngne, 64, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Donald Catlin

Donald "Mack" Catlin, 73, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, March 4, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Swanson and Rev. Lamar Dietz

Larry Champion

Larry Wayne Champion, 63, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at his residence. The Family will have a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Offering
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