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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 23, 2017


JASPER — David Ray Baxter , 77, passed away Tuesday March 21, 2017. He taught in the Marion County Education system for 37 years, 20 years at South Pittsburg High School and 17 Years at Marion
MONTEAGLE — Christy Micah Brannan Bussard, born July 9, 1975, passed away Saturday evening, March 18, 2017, at Houston Hospice in Houston, Texas, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her
Ruby “Nanny” Cate, 76, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. The memorial service will be today, in the Highway 58, Turner Funeral Home Chapel at 6 p.m. The family will receive friends two hours prior to
Patricia “Pat” Cholota, 60, passed away, Sunday, March 19, 2017. The funeral service will be today at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Turner Funeral Home. Interment at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by Turner Funeral
Geraline “Gerry” Colter, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. She was known for her teaching ability and organizational skills. Gerry was very talented and played many musical instruments. She loved to entertain
Henry “Hank” Compton, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his home. For over a decade, Mr. Compton was a trustee and Sunday school teacher at Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was
TRENTON — Ewell Randle Dickerson, 73, went home to be with his Lord on March 20, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother that loved fishing and Nascar racing. He was an
Harrison Williams Gill, Jr., 89, died on March 19, 2017, at his home in North Chattanooga. He is survived by his son Harrison Gill III of Connecticut and his wife, Patsy; his son, Allen Gill (U.S.
CLEVELAND — Mark Steven Grissom, 53, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at the family residence. At the time of his passing, Mark served as Manager of Promotions and Social Media
Frances Hackney, 92, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and
Robert Lawrence Hamilton, 80, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. Robert was a mechanical engineer serving as the Senior
Wanda Harvey, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was a native of New York, had lived many years in the Algood/Cookeville, Tenn. area, and the past four years in Chattanooga.
Darlene Hughley, 55, passed on March 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother; Jeanette Featherstone Hughley. Survivors include her father Otha Hughley; brother, Fernados Hughley; sister, Jacqueline Hughley; niece, Nicole Dozier; great-niece, Shyniece Dozier;
CHICKAMAUGA — Charles “Charlie” R. Jones, 74, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born in Fort Payne, Ala., to the late Dewey R. and Arbadean Cooper Jones, has lived in Chickamauga
Sherry Minton Lary, of Signal Mountain, passed away, at her residence on March 21, 2017. Sherry was born in Gasden, Ala., on July 21, 1941. Sherry was a graduate of South Broward High School, Hollywood, Fla.,
IDER — Bessie Ruth Smith Lewis, 72, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services are Friday at 11 a.m., at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Steve Townson
Marlene Mackesy, 77, Passed away on March 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by father, Arthur Johnson; mother, Wilma Wilburn Myers; and grandson, Sean Brooks. She was a graduate of New Hampshire
Raymond Curtis Reed, 81, passed March 16, 2017, at his residence. He retired from Ernest Holmes Company as a machine operator. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and a
FORT ORLETHOPRE — Agnes Scogin, 86, entered her Heavenly home on March 20, 2017. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is now resting in the arms of her Lord and
OAK RIDGE — John Matlock Thornburgh died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 19, 2017m in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He was 93 years old. He will be remembered as a caring and dedicated
Edd Utley of Signal Mountain died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson PIke.
Robert Evans Ward, 81, peacefully went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 20, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Chattanooga and graduated from City High School in 1952.
SPRING CITY — Cynthia “Cindy” L. Allen, 52, died Sunday, March 19, 2017. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.
CRANDALL — Sonja Champagne Anderson, 51, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by her husband Lou Taylor, parents, Raymond and Georgia Rorex; sister, Gina Stickler;
Crystal Boyer, 62 of Collegedale passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Keith Boyer; sisters, Star Cordell Love and Julia Wallen; brother, Ernie Emerson. There will be no services. Arrangements by Heritage
SPRING CITY — Phillip Carriger, 74, died March 19, 2017. Memorial service arrangements are by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tenn. 423-265-5221 www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.
Ruby “Nanny” Cate, 76, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, she was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. A loving mother and grandmother. Ms. Cate was preceded in death by her parents, James Moore and Margaret Carlton
Mr. Robert “Bob” L. Chaplin, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his residence. Bob was born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 1, 1930. He retired as a Corporate VP and
Geraline “Gerry” Colter, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. She was known for her teaching ability and organizational skills. Gerry was very talented and played many musical instruments. She loved to entertain
Charles Davis, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Vera Eloise Davis, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at her residence. She was a longtime, active, member of Brainerd Baptist Church. Vera was preceded in death by her husband,
TRENTON — Ewell Randle Dickerson, 73, went home to be with his Lord on March 20, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother that loved fishing and Nascar racing. He was an
Harrison Williams Gill, Jr., 89, died on March 19, 2017, at his home in North Chattanooga. He is survived by his son Harrison Gill III of Connecticut and his wife, Patsy; his son, Allen Gill (U.S.
Mary Jo Hendrix, 90, of Red Bank, passed away March 19, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister. She was born in Carroll County, Georgia to the late Arthur C.
EVENSVILLE — Bobby Dean Hickman, 79, died Monday, March 20, 2017. A memorial service will be Thursday, at 7 p.m., at the funeral home chapel. Online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
Jimmy Ray Holdbrooks, Sr., 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at his home. Jimmy started his career with the Chattanooga Fire Department, where he spent 19
Evelyn B. Jackson, went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 17, 2017. She was formerly of Social Circle, Ga., and she entered this life on Feb. 20, 1930. She was blessed with a
Bernice Marie (Bean) Krahn, born Dec. 28, 1934, in Wadena, Minn. Lived in California, Washington, Iran, Idaho, and Georgia. Died, March 18, 2017 in Chattanooga. Survived by her husband, Clint Krahn; children, Cleona Lohry, Kaylyn
Joyce Ann “Dobbie” Lewis, 67, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at a local hospital. She loved children and worked in daycare for a time. She also loved being at home as
HOLLANDELL, MISSISSIPPI — Marlene Mackesy, 77, Passed away on March 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by father, Arthur Johnson; mother, Wilma Wilburn Myers; and grandson, Sean Brooks. She was a graduate
Antonio Matthews, 76, passed March 20, 2017, in Monteagle, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 423-622-9995.
Larry Joe Melton, 76, passed away Monday, March 21, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was retired from American Electrical and Dodge City. He was a member of the Tyner United
Earl Richard Monds, 60, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 18. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Earline Monds; daughter, Earline Patsy Monds; several brothers and sisters. Survivors include his sisters,
Joe Thomas Montgomery 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday March 16, 2017, in Consulate Health Care. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. He retired from Burkhart & Sheer and
Henry Moore, 61, passed March 20, 2017 in Chattanooga, TN. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave. 423-622-9995.
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