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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 30, 2016


Glenn Richard Blinn (Pappy), 84, died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Erlanger Hospital. He was born March 9, 1932, in Springfield, Oh. Mr. Blinn was preceded in death by son, Rick Blinn; and grandson,

A.C. Brackett

Attalla a.c.
Brackett, died Aug. 26, 2016. Funeral service is today, at 2 p.m. at Geraldine Funeral Chapel. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until the time of the funeral. Geraldine Funeral Home directing.
Wilma Joyce Busby, age 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in a local health care facility. She was born July 8, 1934 in Marion County, Tenn., to the late Mr.
Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. He was born on Aug. 14, 1933, in Chattanooga. He graduated from Bright School, McCallie School, The University of Chattanooga, and The Nashville School of
Timothy Lamar Davis, 62, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The family will receive friends today

Lillie Forrest

Chickamauga
Lillie Mae Bell Forrest, 80, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Walker Co., and a member of Kensington Church of God. Lillie was a former employee of Crystal
Robert Leonard Grider, 73, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home
Florence Olivia Griffin, 67, passed away Aug. 24, 2016. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Warren Chapel AME Church, Rev. Archie Griffin, Jr. officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Rickey Grissom, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Clara Mae Hayes, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at her residence a day after family celebrated her 95th birthday. Funeral Service is today at noon at Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church

John Johnson

Coalmont
John Wesley Johnson, 75, passed away Sunday Aug. 28, 2016, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreesboro. He was born in Tracy City on Nov. 27, 1940, to Roy and Hazel Byers Johnson who
Joshua (Jot) Kimsey, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday Aug. 28, 2016. Born in Cohutta, Ga., on Aug. 23, 1923, he was the son of Moleda and Lonnie Kimsey, and grew up on the
Dennis Michael Larsen, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel, where
James Robert Lewis James Robert Lewis, 72, went to be with the Lord Aug. 28, 2016, he lived most of his life in Chattanooga, he was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Lewis retired from the

Nancy Marchesseault

Sequatchie
Nancy Allen Marchesseault, formerly of Watson, La., went to heaven on Aug. 27, 2016. She was 54 years old. She leaves behind her husband, Jesse/Jay; daughter, Anna Williams (Jason); grandsons, Kaleb and Sylis; son, Seth;

Glenna Mosley

Whitwell
Glenna R. Mosley, 70, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. today, Aug 30, 2016. Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday,
George Loy Shuford III, 75, of Chattanooga, died peacefully in his home Sunday morning, Aug. 28, 2016. George was born on March 2, 1941, in Wadesboro, N.C., to the late Rosa Elizabeth and George Loy

Pamela Siler

Decatur
Pamela Gail Crawford Siler, 63, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at her home. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Ziegler

Acelan Sills

Summerville
Little Acelan Allyanna Sills, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Surviving are her parents, Heather Sills and Daniel Milstead; brother, Leland Mullican; grandparents, Marie Sills and Keith Roulane; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Michael Wayne Sims, 49, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Aug. 27,2016. Survivors include his mother, Darla Sims; daughters, Savannah and Brandi Sims; and grandson, Noah Whitford. A private service will be held at a later

Charles Stephens

Ringgold
Charles Samuel Stephens Sr., 65, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Charles was a lifelong resident of Ringgold, Ga., and loved his community. Charles was surrounded by his

Bernice Thacker

Lakeview
Bernice Thacker, 80, lost her long and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held
Melvin Vines, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Rev. Todd Wood

Ringgold
Rev. Todd Wood, 45, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home.

In MemoryJIMMY HOOD

At 33 years of age, No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. We miss and love you very

In MemoryAndre dre Smith

August 30, 1977- July 9, 2013
ROSSVILLE Raymond Rethel "Ray" Brodie, Jr., 53, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones,onSunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Ray was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, an accomplished and award-winning tournament fisherman andenjoyed hunting, woodcarving,

Minnie Campbell

Winchester
Minnie Katherine Partin Campbell, 86, passed away Aug. 27, 2016. Visitation: today, 5 to 8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Service: Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m, chapel of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,
James "Jimmy" Clayton, 80, departed this world and joined his Savior on Aug. 27, 2016. Jimmy was a loving husband to his wife, Della L. Clayton for 61 years. He was a member of White
Larry Wayne Couch, 65, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in a local hospital. He was a self-employed painter. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his
Timothy Lamar Davis, 62, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. He was a resident of Chattanooga for most of his life and was an insulator with Bill Owensby Company. He was preceded in death
o Resurreccion Ravalo "Pita" Deocampo, 85, entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. A Mass
Robert Leonard Grider, 73, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of East Ridge Church of
Mary Haslerig, 70, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Clara Mae Hayes, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at her residence a day after family celebrated her 95th birthday. She was a God fearing woman who was a faithful member of
Dennis Michael Larsen, 53, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Dennis was a native of Chicago, Ill., and was a devoted friend, father, and enthusiast. His passions in life were his family and

Billie Ann Mitchell

Cookeville
Billie Ann Mitchell, 78, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Willow Grove, Tenn., on Jan. 23, 1938, where she was one

Gary Morris

Ringgold
William " Gary" Morris passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Gary was a man who cared about family over everything. He gave more than he took, loved more than anyone could love. He is preceded
Marilyn G. Newman, 88, of Apison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in a local healthcare center surrounded by her family. Services will be held Tuesday at Noon in the
Bailey Eugene Payne, 82, of Hixson died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at the Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born in the Roddy Community, he was the son of the late Ted and Nola McDaniel
Norman Ferguson Smith, "Grandy", 85, entered peacefully into the presence of the Lord his Savior, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Norman was born on Feb. 26, 1931, and raised in Chattanooga, Tenn. He went to

Bernice Thacker

Lakeview
Bernice Thacker, 80, lost her long and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs. Thacker was a long time member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church and
Hallie "Stevie" Thompson, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. She was born on Aug. 19, 1928, in Pelahatchie, Miss., to the late McKinley and Lillie Abernathy Stephenson. "Stevie" was raised and attended
Herbert Walker, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

In MemoryGEORGE RANSOM JR

December 13, 1943 - August 29, 2012 In Loving Memory of our brother. Missed by the family
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