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Local Obits for Sat. May 30, 2015


David Earl Appleberry, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away on May 24, 2015. A memorial service will be today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Elder Van Keith giving the discourse.
Christopher Barclay RINGGOLD Christopher "Shane" Barclay, of Knox County, died Monday, May 25th, 2015, at his mothers home on Three Notch Road, in Ringgold. He was of the Baptist faith. Shane was
Clarence Raymond Bowman, 84 of Ooltewah, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 1, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Derrick Lewis officiating.
Helen E. Brody passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and best friend to her daughter Cindy. "Sonny" met the love of his life
David Rynes Brown, 71, of East Brainerd, passed away on May 28, 2015, at a local health care facility after suffering several years with Alzheimers. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at

Jesse Campbell

Rossville
Grover Jesse Campbell III, 32, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from injuries that he sustained in a motorcycle accident. Jesse was a very active member of the North Georgia Warriors Riding Association and
William "Bill" Paul Cobb, 56, of Evensville, Tenn., passed away May 26, 2015. Memorial services will be held today, May 30, 2015, at noon at the Rossville First Baptist Church in Rossville. In lieu of
Jewell Stoner Jones Cochran, was born February 19, 1920 at Pea Ridge, AL. and peacefully went to be with the Lord May 24, 2015 at her home in Ider, having lived a full and

Evelyn Collis

Rossville
Evelyn Collis, 71, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. She was retired from U.S. Stove, was of the Baptist faith and was a native
Willard Lloyd Congdon, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Lloyd was a bank executive with Community Trust and Banking Co. for over 11 years. He was an alumni of the University
Ana Marie DaRocha, 52, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born on Nov. 22, 1962. Ana was preceded in death by her father, Alfonso Pedro. She is survived

Micheal Farley

Rossville
Micheal E. Farley passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was a cherished husband, father and brother. He is survived by his wife, Yolandra; and his daughters, Kandi and Donel, as well as his sisters,
Warren Geddes, 66 of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ina Lee Creasman Tanner Harris, 81, of Dayton, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the funeral home with
Joyce Ann Harwood, 71, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was born June 23, 1942 to the late Lindsey and Stella Farris Stamey. She was

Grady Kerley

Dunlap
Grady Mitchell Kerley, 93, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Mr. Kerley was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Sequatchie County, son of the late Gaither
Lisa Burkhart Levi, 44, of Ringgold, Ga., died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in a local hospital. Lisa was born in Heidelberg, Germany, she also resided in Hawaii and Texas before moving to Chattanooga in

Susanne Otting

Ringgold
Susanne Joy Cambridge Otting, 67, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in a local hospital. She was a native of Sydney, Australia a daughter of the late Warren and Jean Cambridge. Susanne has lived in
Wanda Sue Pelfrey, 71, of Red Bank and formerly of Rhea County,m died at her home Wednesday, May 28, 2015. She was born in Graysville on June 17, 1943 and was a graduate of Rhea
Martha Ada Pendergrass, went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2015. She was born in Jasper, Tenn., on April 8, 1936 to the late Minnie Lee Hale and Frank Hale. She was preceded
Walter "Larry" Price Sr., 69, passed away on May 26, 2015, at a local hospital. He graduated from Riverside High School class of 1966. He was formerly employed at 21st Century Child Development Center and
Samuel "Sam" Rapp, 51 of Chattanooga, died May 28, 2015. Survivors: sister, Tammy Cross and husband, David; three nephews. Services are 3 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. The family will receive friends
Andrew "J.D." Richard, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away early Friday morning May 29, 2015, at his residence. He was retired from Wheland Foundry after 30 years of service. He was a member of Bryant

Brandon Roberson

Ringgold
Brandon Lee Roberson, 40, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was owner-operator of Roberson Installation for 8 years and was a member of Apison United Methodist Church.
Charlotte Nell Scholtz, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and was retired from McKee Baking Company after 22 years of service.
Betty J. Street, 85, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2015, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late William E. Selvidge and Addie Selvidge. She was born on March 14,

Karen Ware

Ringgold
Karen Ware, 65, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 28, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Karen was retired from the Catoosa County School System after serving
Torrence Wellington, 39 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Dwight Wilcox

Winchester
Gene Dwight Wilcox went home to be with Jesus Thursday, May 28, 2015. Funeral at 11 a.m. today, May 30, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300

In MemoryAnna Billingsley

November 11, 1935- May 30, 2009 In Memory of my mother who departed this life on May 30, 2009. Sadly Missed by Daughter Constance, Friends Anne , Lela, Mae Bell, and Howard High

In MemoryALMA WOOD

November 20, 1917 - May 30, 2009 In Loving Rememberance Family and Friends
David Earl Appleberry, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away on May 24, 2015. He was one of Jehovahs Witnesses of the Lookout Congregation. He was an outstanding chef for Chattanooga Choo-Choo, where he was employed. He
Frances Jean Avans, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. A native of Flat Top Mountain she attended Soddy-Daisy schools. Frances loved to cook, especially for her family, she also loved telling jokes
Christopher Barclay RINGGOLD Christopher "Shane" Barclay, of Knox County, died Monday, May 25th, 2015, at his mothers home on Three Notch Road, in Ringgold. He was of the Baptist faith. Shane was
David Rynes Brown, 71, of East Brainerd, passed away on May 28, 2015, at a local health care facility after suffering several years with Alzheimers. He was the son of the late Crawford and Dora
Royce Allen Brown, 43, of Chattanooga. Sunrise July 13, 1971. Sunset May 23, 2015. Graduate of Howard High School and a former employee of Pilgrim Pride. He was a member of Hawkinsville Baptist Church. He
Shirley Louise Burrow, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral: Today at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald King as the
William "Bill" Paul Cobb, 56, of Evensville, Tenn., passed away May 26, 2015. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Earlene Thompson Cobb and James Kenneth Cobb. He graduated from Red Bank High School

Evelyn Collis

Rossville
Evelyn Collis, 71, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. She was retired from U.S. Stove, was of the Baptist faith and was a native

Erma Comstock

Rossville
Erma Estelle Comstock, 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. A resident of the north Georgia for her whole life, Estelle was a member of the Rossville Church of Christ. She was
Willard Lloyd Congdon, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Lloyd was a bank executive with Community Trust and Banking Co. for over 11 years. He was an alumni of the University
Billie Regina Johnson Crews, 67, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga. Born June 30, 1947, Billie was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. She was a graduate of Riverside High
Mary Katherine Boran Cushing, 75, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at home with her sisters and family. Mary was a loving caretaker to her family, and she enjoyed dancing with her senior family
Paralee Davis, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Clyde Finley

Peachtree city
Clyde Finley, 80, passed away May 15, 2015. Clyde was the owner of Finleys Florist in East Point, Ga., for 45 years and was retired from the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by
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