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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 28, 2016

Joseph P. Barack Joseph P. Barack, 72, died after a long illness at Hospice of St. Francis in Titusville, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Joe was born Nov. 11, 1943, to Florence and Samuel Barack,
Arthur D. "Ott" Bottoms, 84, Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Ott was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, where he retired from the Modern Maid Stove Company. He lived
McDONALD Paul Kenneth Brown, 89, died on Wednesday, July 27,2016, at a local hospital. At his request, no service will be held. Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga

Mary Caraway

Mary Rosaleen Caraway, 55, passed away July 26, 2016. Service is today, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will be in Brown Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday, from
Emily Ann Blair Cochran, died quietly Sunday, June 12, 2016, after a brief illness. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8451 East Brainerd Road, with Dr.

Georgia Cookston

Georgia Ray Ellis Cookston, 88, passed away, in her home Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was a founding member of the Griffith Creek Community Church, and retired from the Marion County School System
Tawanna Daniels, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Donald Lee Daniels, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He attended Normal Park Elementary, Northside Junior High and City High Schools. He grew up in North Chattanooga and worked in

Cheryl Dupree

Cheryl Faye Dupree, 67, of Ringgold, was given her wings on July 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, after an extended illness. Cheryl entered this life on April 21, 1949, as the only
Jeffie Lee Ellison, 76, died July 26, 2016. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2016, at Bowers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2016, at

Alene Gray

Alene Johnson Gray, 88, passed away at her home Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gaither and Ester Lewis Johnson; brothers, Bobby, Radis, Willis, Buford, and Ernest Johnson;

Leonard Griffith

Leonard Neil Griffith, 62, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Mr. Griffith was a machine operator with West Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Hoyt and Willie Ruth
Oscar Buford Henderson "Obie" Obie Henderson, 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 24, 2016, with his sister, Marty at his bedside. Obie was born on April 21, 1930 in Kenvir, Ky., to
John Holmes, Jr. John W. Holmes, Jr., 70, of Hixson passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his home. Mr. Holmes was a 1963 graduate of Ooltewah High School and retired from Hamilton

Bobby Housch

Bobby Housch, 87, died Monday, July 25, 2016. Survivors include sisters, Mary (Donald) Smith, Martha (Emory) Gilmer; sister-in-law, Wyndoleen Housch; two nephews; four nieces. Funeral services will be 2 p.m.
Roosevelt Glanton Jr., 69, passed away July 26, 2016, in his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.


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July 28, 1953 - Oct. 30, 2012 In loving memory on your birthday and every day. Your Loving Family

Paul Kilgore

Paul Melton Kilgore,65, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Family will receive friends 3 to 8 p.m., CST Thursday, July 28, 2016. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., CST Friday, July 29, 2016 .

Dorothy Leveille

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Dorothy Leveille, passed away July 25, 2016. There will be a private graveside service at Valley Head Cemetery. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William "Grant" Lovelace, 51, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 23, 2016. Grant was preceded in death by his grandparents, William "Oran" and Orene Lovelace and Leroy and LaRue Cherry. He is survived by his

James Lumley

James Lumley, 57, died July 26, 2016. Survivors include, wife, Bobbie Lumley; children, Jay Lumley, Pam Lumley, Michaela Lumley; parents, Benjamin and Amanda Lumley; siblings; Joel Lumley, Chris Lumley, Celia Rhodes, Lisa Lumley; four grandchildren.

James Martin

James "Chris" Martin LaFAYETTE James "Chris" Martin, 46, of LaFayette passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. He was preceded in death by his
Josephine Doremus Mayberry Josephine Doremus Mayberry, 95, of Hixson, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at her home. She was of the Presbyterian Faith. Josephine was retired from Combustion Engineering in the accounting department
James "Jim" Allen Mullenix, 66, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away from brain cancer on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy. In his
Roger Dean Nicholson, 69, of East Ridge, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Hospice Care Center after a short illness. A celebration of life service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the
Eunice L. Payne Eunice L. Payne, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Eunice was born in Birchwood, Tenn., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She was
Alice Robinson, 89, passed away July 24, 2016. Alice is survived by her niece, Lori Hendley; dear friend and caregiver, Linda Shropshire, and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be

John Shelley

John Norman Shelley II, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He was the son of the late John Norman and Christine Roach Shelley. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from UTC and his

Eva Stone

Eva Mae Talley Stone, 90, of Rossville, left this world on July 27, 2016, for a heavenly reunion with her loved ones. Eva was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Chickamauga, Ga., to Rita and

Johnna Taylor

LaFAYETTE Johnna Denise (Coleman) Taylor, 53, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. She will be greatly missed by all who

Richard Taylor

Richard Edward Taylor, 87, died on July 26, 2016. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2016, at Bowers Funeral Home Decatur Chapel. Visitation is Friday, July 29, 2016, from
Ida L. Taylor, 91, passed from this life on July 23, 2016, in Georgia. She was born May 27, 1925, in Chattanooga. She was a graduate of Howard High School, class
John Vernon Taylor, Sr., 81, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Reno, Nev. Graveside services with full military honors will be held Friday, July 29, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at

C.J. Thompson

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Thompson, 56, passed away Tuesday, July 26 in Chattanooga. Visitation will be Friday, July 29, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a memorial service following at 7 p.m. at the Watson-North Funeral
Jean Trimm, 89, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of the East Chattanooga Church of

Lisa Venable

LaFAYETTE Lisa Diane (Wheeler) Venable, 56, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in the LaFayette Chapel. Online guest
Wade Williams, 84, of Soddy Daisy, died at his home Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Wade was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mae
Betty Wilson, 76, passed away July 27, 2016, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Allen Campbell Brown "My honor is dearer to me than my life." Allen Campbell Brown, a man known for his high integrity and wonderful sense of humor, died unexpectedly Saturday while walking to see two
Margaret Burnett, 88, passed away July 25, 2016, at the Unity Medical Center in Manchester. Mrs. Burnett was born June 16, 1928, in Palmer to the late Wesley and the late Mattie (Roberts) Coffelt. She

Georgia Cookston

Georgia Ray Cookston, 88, of the Griffith Creek Community, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Arrangements will be announced later. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Hwy
Donald Lee Daniels, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Visitation is today and Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601

John Ellis

John Stephen Ellis, 87, passed away July 25, 2016. He was a man of faith who loved his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Margaret Ellis; brother,
William Wesley Freeman, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date . Arrangements are by Cremation Center of Chattanooga,

Mary Ann Hall

Mary Ann Smith Hall, 89, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Services are Friday, July 29, 10 a.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Online condolences at Arrangements by
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