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Local Obits for Sun. May 24, 2015



John Adkins Sr.

Flintstone
John W. Adkins Sr., 88, passed away May 21, 2015. He was a resident of North Georgia his whole life and served his country in the United States Navy. John will truly be missed by

Donald Bearden

Summerville
Donald Bearden, 57, died May 23, 2015. Survivors: daughter, Maekayla Bearden; son, Donavaughn Bearden; sister, Virginia Stratton; brothers, Frank Bearden, Jim Bearden; grandchildren, Gavin, Alexis, Emarie, Rhylin Bearden. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2015,
Royce Brown, 43, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in a local health care facility. Arrangements are entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Marie Zimmerman Bunch, 73, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, after a championship battle of 25-plus years with cancer and never retiring from being a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded

Richard Burney

Ringgold
Richard M. Burney, 84, passed peacefully at home with his family by his side, Monday, May 18, 2015. He was born in Nashville, to the late Joseph L. and Maybelle Hickey Burney. He retired

James Clark

Winchester
James "Jimmy" Clark, 50, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. Amy, his wife of 18 years and his daughters will remember no one could make a pot of chili like their Daddy. Service

Lee Cox

Chickamauga
William "Lee" Cox, 93, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. Lee was born to the late Lee Cox and Veva Eaton Wheeler in Fabius, Ala., and has lived in Chickamauga
Herba Nell Kitts Dean, 90, passed away bpeacefully at her home with her family by her side on May 22, 2015. Herba was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Glenn M. Dean Jr.,
Meridith Charles "Chuck" Dickerson, 82, went home to be with our Lord on May 20, 2015. He passed away peacefully in his home in the arms of his loving wife, Donna Kay Mitchell Dickerson. Chuck
Donald James Dorris, 65, son of the late Robert and Linda Dorris, died on May 18, 2015, from a stroke the day before. Born and raised in Dade County, Fla., he moved to
William " Billy" Franklin Wallace Jr., 81, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. He was a member of the Church Of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, William

Bessie Graham

Cookeville
Bessie Bevel Graham, 83, passed from this life Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Bessie was born March 27, 1932, to the late Ed and Laura Bevel. She retired from

Willie Hayne

Mentone
Willie Grace Harrison Hayne, 100, passed away at Heart of Georgia Hospice on May 20. Funeral will be 1 p.m. CDTat the Fort Payne chapel of Burts Funeral Home, Rev. Terry Turner officiating. Burial
Dr. C. Neil Herrick, 83, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Ogden, Utah, to the late Clyde William and Eliza
Bobbie Rogers Hogan, 80, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2015. Affectionately known as "Nana," Bobbie fought a strong and courageous battle with cancer three times.
John Jaboobirsingh, 81, of Ooltewah, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Howard Lynn Johnson, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343, 423-531-3975.
Debra Jean Dearing Johnston, 50, of Chattanooga, was born Sept. 30, 1964, in St. Petersburg, Fla. She went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015. She was loved and will be
"Shorty" Lynn Arthur Marshall "Shorty" Lynn, 82, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Robert Earl "Bob" Mahaffey, 68, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was of the Church of God faith. He was a retired ironworker and a member of Ironworkers Local #704.
Rae Morris McDuffie, 91, of Hixson, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343, 423-531-3975.
Agnes Lucille Irby McManus, 86, of Hixson, formerly of Natchez, Miss., went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015. Affectionately known as "Nanny," she was a loving mother, grandmother, sister

Bill Menzing

Flat rock
William Howard "Bill"Menzing, 74, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gertrude; two sons, Joseph and Robert, of Flat Rock; four grandchildren. A memorial

Joyce Miller

Ringgold
Joyce Maye Miller 80, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday May 19, 2015, at a local health care facility. Joyce came to know the Lord at eight years old. Mathew 6:33. She

Wilma Miller

Whiteside
Wilma Inez Dagnan Harris Miller, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, Ernie Harris; father, Rosmond Dagnan; mother, Stella Peardon Dagnan; and brothers, Virgil, Clifford, Stanley and Bill
Kevin Minshew, 59, of Kensington, Ga., passed away at his home on May 18, 2015. He was a beloved father, son and brother. Kevin is survived by his daughter, Hannah; and son, Caleb Minshew; mother,
Alice Palmer Mitchell, born Nov. 15, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Alice was a caring wife, mother and sister who always put others before herself. She was
Marie Dell Orr, 77, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 22, 2015, at her residence. Marie was born in Ft. Payne, Ala., but spent the majority of her

William Pennell

South pittsburg
William Warren Pennell, 52, died Friday, May 22, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Nathan Paul Rogers, 31, of Ooltewah, passed away on May 23, 2015 surrounded by friends and family and is now standing in the presence of his Lord and Savior. Nathan was born on Jan.
Mary Sanders Scott, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away at a local health care facility on Monday, May 18, 2015. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents,

Walter Shelton Sr.

Rossville
Walter Jerome Shelton Sr., 81, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, at a local hospital. Walter was a resident of Rossville for over 50 years and member at Spring Creek Baptist Church for over

Gena Smith

Spring city
Gena Robin Smith, 57, died Friday, May 22, 2015, in her residence. Funeral services are Tuesday, May 26, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Visitation:Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral
Ivan R. Spencer, 84, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Mr. Spencer was born in Louisville, Ky., but lived most of his life in the Cleveland and Chattanooga area. He
Harold Jackson Sr. SUMMERVILLE Harold Jackson Sr., 91, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015. Funeral services set today at 3 p.m., at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville. Visitation:2 p.m. today until the hour of

Arthur Todd

Fort oglethorpe
Arthur Franklin Todd II, 94, of Dalton and formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, died at his home on May 21, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Frances Zichittella Todd; infant
"Dot" Tudor RINGGOLD Philmena Emily "Dot" Fox Tudor, 95, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Arrangements will be announced
Patricia Duckett Vaudreuil, 75, of Apison, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 18, 2015. Survivors include her sons, Ben (Linda) Akers and Tim Akers, Fyffe, Ala.; three grandsons, Matthew, Michael and

Joyce Wicks

Rainsville
Joyce Pitts Wicks, 73, passed away Friday, May, 22, 2015. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDTtoday, May 24, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens, Brother Bill Bass

In MemoryROBERT HYTER

Mr. Robert Earl Hyter May 24, 2014 A Husband, Father and Mentor Daddy, there is not a day that goes by that I dont miss you. I remember when I was a little girl

In MemoryDr. Berry Owens

June 12, 1970-May 23, 2004 The flowers we place upon your grave, May wither and decay, But love for you who sleeps beneath, Will never fade away. John 3:16 Love, Mom, Dad, Gregg, Kim,

In MemoryEDKESHA SCOTT

Happy Birthday! From your girls: Ashley, Stevonna, Kiana and Kiah Scott. Every day goes by, it seems like yesterday when you departed. We miss your lovely smile and your caring spirit. Lemont and
Sept. 3, 1970-May 24, 2011 Its been four years since she passed away. Sadly missed but never forgotten by Husband George, Son Nicholas, family and friends.

In MemoryTONI STRICKLAND

July 6, 1951 - March 9, 2001 Its not a day that goes by that I dont think about you. Im not gonna never sleep on you. Continue to watch over your baby boy. Love

In MemoryOLGA THOMAS

Sadly missed by Son, Don, and Daughter, Peggy
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