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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 25, 2015


Francis Joseph Berube, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 24, 2015. Francis was the former owner of Berube and Associates. He attended the OLPH Catholic Church in Chattanooga and also served in

Clata Boyd

Dunlap
Clata Gail Keener Boyd, 73, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at her home. She was a local businesswoman with many friends and will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded

Keita Cashman

Dayton
Keita Darlene Cashman, 50, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Rhea Medical Center. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Pierce officiating. Visitation noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
Bob Clack SPRING CITY James Robert "Bob" Clack, 74, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Funeral service at 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Glen Alice Cemetery. Visitation from
Rita Sheets Cooper, 93, of Chattanooga passed away April 21, 2105. She grew up in Auburn, N.Y., spending most of her life in Chattanooga. She taught in Catholic and Chattanooga Public Schools for 16 years.
Bobby G. Deal, 78, lifelong resident of the Hixson area, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He retired in 1998 as Maintenance Superintendent of Hixson Utility District after 33 years
Hallie Geneva Easterly, entered into rest Friday, April 24, 2015, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. Mrs. Easterly was born in Dunlap and a native of Sequatchie County. She was preceded in
Madeline Faulkner Ellis, 60, of Chattanooga went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 24, 2015, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Madeline Ellis was born in Jellico, Tenn., on

Timothy Fraley

Henagar
Tim "T-bone" Fraley, 54, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Survivors include wife, Alisa Fraley; son, Corey Fraley; daughter, Danielle Fraley; parents, DeArmon and Patt Fraley; stepdaughters, Amy (Steve) Mines, Destiny

Hershel Frazier

Rossville
Hershel Green Frazier, 69, departed this life Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home. He was born in Scottsboro, Ala., to the late Luther and Hattie Frazier. He retired from Southern Wholesale Log after 20
Zelma Elizabeth Groves, 91, of Hixson passed away quietly at home surrounded by family members Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Gardner Thompson; mother, Euda Thompson; and brother, Charles

Kimberly Hall

Spring city
Kimberly Laura Hall, 43, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Smith-Wilkey Cemetery. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Aisha LaShay Harris, 29, was called for her ultimate journey to be with the Lord on Friday, April 17, 2015. The Service of Life Celebration will be held at noon today, April 25, 2015,
Richard "Rick" Lee Hicks died suddenly at his home of a heart attack at the age of 62 on April 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Betty Sue Hicks. He
Phyllis Annette Ison, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her residence. Funeral today at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Dara DaWayne Ison as the eulogist. Burial:
William "Rusty" Kendall, 56, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, surrounded by his family. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and stayed strong until the very end. He was a loving husband, father
Mildred Kesley, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Aaron Lawhorn

Jasper
Aaron Lawhorn, 52, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was the owner of Lawhorn Custom Trim. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond H. Lawhorn. Aaron is survived by his mother, Carolyn

Dorothy McKinney

Winchester
Dorothy Fraley McKinney, 77, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. Funeral from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Sunday April 26. Interment in Owens Chapel Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today April
Roy Herman Middlebrooks, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Services will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at National

Teresa Morrison

Whitwell
Teresa Campbell Morrison, 54, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015. Family will receive friends 12-8 p.m. today, April 25, 2015. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015. Arrangements are by
Willie Allen Norris Sr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Church as the
Robert North, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Joseph Patrick

Winchester
Joseph R. "Buster" Patrick born Oct. 16, 1935, passed away April 19, 2015. Survived by his daughter, Kristina (Payne); son, Sean, grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Kimba and Rowdie.

Pete Reed

Grandview
Lemuel B. "Pete" Reed, 82, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Reed Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at
Charles Wesley Reep died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his Alexian Village home on Signal Mountain at the age of 90. Reep was born the youngest child to the late E. Grady and Marguerite Reep

James Smith

Pisgah
James Roy Smith, 66, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015. Funeral at noon CDT Sunday from King's Chapel Church in Pisgah. Burial in Lakeview Church Cemetery with Kerby Funeral Home directing. Visitation today from 10
Wanda Reddick Sorrick, 77, of Chattanooga, crossed peacefully into Glory April 23, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Dennis Turnbo

Ringgold
Dennis Turnbo, 69, Ringgold, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at his residence. Dennis was a former math teacher at Ringgold High School and was former owner of Brothers Hardware in Fort Oglethorpe. Dennis
Beomia "Bea" Watkins, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her residence. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Johnson as the eulogist.

Ella Whittle

Fort payne
Ella Grace Whittle passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. A Remembrance of Life will be from 7-9 p.m. CDT today, April 25, at the Mentone Community Church with the Rev. Tim Miller officiating. Burt

In MemoryTIMOTHY ALLGOOD

We miss you. Mother Katie Allgood and Siblings.

In MemoryThelma Cox

Thelma Lee Cox Happy Birthday Tiny Miss You. Your Husband, Yak
Those we LOVE dont go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still Loved, Still Missed, and Very Dear! Your children, Beverly Bishop, Sharon Kelly,

In MemoryCATHERINE POPE

April 25, 1947 Happy Birthday! Miss you Cat. From your family.
Rick HastyJr. Richard Lee "Rick" Hasty Jr. passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. He was born Jan. 1, 1959. Survived by family, friends, colleagues and students who all miss him greatly. He spent his life

Edna Blevins

Trenton
Edna Lorene Adkins Blevins, 94, passed away Wednesday evening April 22, 2015, at Dade Health and Rehab. She was retired from the Trenton Spinning Mill and was a charter member of Rising Fawn
Jewell D. Brackett, 75, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2015, at her home. Jewell was employed with McKee Bakery for several years. She enjoyed going to yard sales and

Lillie Caldwell

Coalmont
Mrs. Lillie Mae Caldwell, 88, passed away April 22, 2015, at the home of her son in Manchester with her family near. She was a member of First Baptist Church at Gruetli-Laager and operated
Emma Lou Stearns Campbell fell asleep in death at her daughter and son-in-laws home on Thursday, April 16, 2015, after a brief illness of 3 months. Visitation will be today at 11:30 a.m. with the
Rita Sheets Cooper, 93, of Chattanooga passed away April 21, 2105. She grew up in Auburn, N.Y., spending most of her life in Chattanooga. She taught in Catholic and Chattanooga Public Schools for 16 years.

Barbara Crossley

Scottsboro
Barbara H. Crossley, 84, (formerly Michigan) died Thursday, April 23, 2015. Robert and Barbara Crossley were married over 64 years. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
Bobby G. Deal, 78, lifelong resident of the Hixson area, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He retired in 1998 as Maintenance Superintendent of Hixson Utility District after 33 years
Gennette Belle Everett 76, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in a Tampa Florida hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Everett; parents, Virgil and Ethel Allen. Survivors include her husband
Zelma Elizabeth Groves, 91, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
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