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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 29, 2015


Shelley Andrews Shelley Andrews died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A resident of Signal Mountain, she was 65 and had suffered from ovarian cancer since 2012. Shelleys personality was effervescent, and she had the proverbial

Tracy Bennett

Rossville
Tracy Lea Durham Bennett, 44, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Preceded in death by mother, Patricia Ann Durham; two sisters,

Kenneth Bethune

Trenton
Kenneth Richard Bethune, 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. He was a successful business owner of Kens Shoes in Red Bank for 25 years. He loved hunting, gardening, and flowers. He attended Rising Fawn
Charles Edward Bice Sr., 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and of the Church of God faith. Ed served his country in the U.S.
Sarah Boyd, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in a local hospital. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. (EST) Friday at Lane

Shirley Bradley

Winchester
Shirley Faye Bradley, 82, passed away Jan. 24, 2015. Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Good Shepherd Church. Interment in Watson-North Memorial Park. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today
Darrell Anthony Brown, of Red Bank, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Mike Burns

Rossville
Mike Burns, 55, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Burns and Lee Gardner. Survivors include his brothers, Steve and Danny Burns; stepfather, Mike Gardner; companion, Johanna

Martha Carpenter

Chickamauga
Martha Elaine Davis Carpenter, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chickamauga. She was born

John Davis

Cleveland
John Austin "Peahead" Davis, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Survivors: wife, Mary Davis; children, Jeff Davis and Leigh Ann Gleason; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Hicks. The funeral is 2 p.m.
Danny Lebron Gentry, 81, of Ooltewah, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in a local hospital. He was a faithful husband and father, and a dearly beloved Grandpa. He was born June 28, 1933 in Chattanooga

Terry Greer

Fyffe
Terry Greer, 57, passed away on Tuesday, Jan., 27, 2015. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CST Friday, Jan, 30, at Skirum United Methodist Church with visitation 1-2 p.m. Friday. Burial in in Skirum

Viola Hamilton

Chickamauga
Viola Nettie Wooten Hamilton, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2015. She was born to the late Leroy A. and Rosetta Reeves Wooten in Dekalb, Co. Ala., before moving to Chickamauga at a
Sandra Marie Rymer Holder, 54, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. She was a resident of the Chattanooga area most of her life. She enjoyed flea markets, yards sales,

Annette Holland

Fort oglethorpe
Ruth Annette Holland, 70, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at a local hospital. Annette was a resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area for 14 years and member of the Church of the

Rebecca Hoyt

Dayton
Rebecca May Peck Hoyt, 94, went to be with Jesus Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Funeral will be held at noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. Visitation after

Fletcher Hughes

fort oglethorpe
Fletcher Hughes Sr., 78, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home. A celebration of Fletchers life will be held 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jason Thomas officiating.

Suzanne Iserman

Rossville
Suzanne Fitzwater Iserman, 88, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. She was born to the late Joseph Kaylor and Beulah Mae Fitzwater. She has been a resident of Rossville for the past seven

Robert Jordan

Fort payne
Robert Kane "Bob" Jordan, 55, passed away at Erlanger on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Funeral at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 29, at First Baptist Church in Fort Payne. Visitation noon-2 p.m. today at the church.
Shirley McBroom "Peggy" Jorges, 90, slipped peacefully into eternity and met her Savior face-to-face on January 26, 2015 after a brief illness. Peggy was born in Chattanooga, March 21, 1924. She was preceded in death
James Edward Kelly Jr., 53, passed away peacefully at his home in Jasper, Tenn. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. James attended Marion County High School and after graduation
Gladys Trent Knox, died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at her home. She was the wife of the late Charles Knox and the Rev. B.E. Trent. Gladys helped her husband, the late Rev. B.E. Trent,

Ray Larkins

Dayton
Ray Charles Larkins, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Erlanger. Visitation: from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 30. Funeral at noon Friday in the chapel with Rev. Milton Knox officiating. Interment in Chattanooga
Charlie Leslie, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. He was a faithful member of Cleages Chapel AME Zion Church, World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a retiree of
Nancy Joann Adamson Love, of Palmyra, Pa., and formerly of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 23 2015, at the Penn State, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Ms. Love was born Jan. 28, 1930 in

Carolyn Lyda

Bridgeport
Carolyn Jean Thompson Lyda, 68, of Stevenson, Ala. and formerly of Bridgeport, died Jan. 27, 2015 at her home. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. CSTtoday at Rudder Funeral Home. Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, in

Audie Mattingly

Rising fawn
Audie Juanita Carter Mattingly, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born Oct. 28, 1920 in Winston-Salem, N.C., to Rev. John and Minnie Carter. She had an older sister,
Marian Grace Maxwell, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.
Shirley Diane Mayes, 65, of Hixson, passed away in a local hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A native of Chattanooga, she was of the Presbyterian faith. Ms. Mayes worked for Chattanooga Warehouse, TVA and
John McClure John Donelson McClure, 39, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Memorial hospital due to heart problems. Arrangements to be announced by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road,
Mildred Moon Montague, of Lookout Mountain, moved on to the next life Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, days short of her 97th birthday. Resting peacefully at home, she enjoyed the companionship of her family, friends and
Larry Darrell Mulkey, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, was called home to meet his heavenly father on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell and Irene Mulkey; and

Linda Nunley

Whitwell
Linda Lou Nunley, 72, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Foster and Josephine Miller. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Bobby Joe Nunley;
Mary M. Worthern Pankey, 68, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at a local hospital. She was born to the late George Worthen Sr. and Bernita Lawrence Nov. 29, 1946. She was a member

David Payne

Decherd
David Payne, 92, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in Mount
Michael Fowler Simpson, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Kindred Hospital. Michael was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 10, 1942 to parents, Robert and Iva (Seagle) Simpson. He retired as

Shelby Smith

Chickamauga
Shelby Jean Smith, 58, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at her home. Preceded in death by parents, John and
Gayle Ann Miller Smith, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at a local hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Chattanooga on May 14, 1947, she was a graduate of

Wesley Smith

Ringgold l.
Wesley Smith, 70, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Wes was born in Whitwell, Tenn., a son of the late J.W. and Billie Faye Moiser Smith. He had

Magaline Southern

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Magaline Southern, 66, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at Shepherd Hills. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton, Ga.
Ronnie Joe Tucker Sr. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, surrounded by loved ones. Joe was the son of Terry and Beryl Carswell of Lizella, Ga. Although he
Mary Walker FORT OGLETHORPE Mary Elizabeth Hambly Walker, 85, departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. She was born in Tennessee, Illinois to the late Walter and Elizabeth Hambly. Mary was the manager of
Mary D. Wall, 95, of Signal Mountain, and formerly of Cookeville, Tenn. passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Alexian Village Healthcare Center in Signal Mountain. Mrs. Wall was born Tuesday, July 29,
Josef Waszak, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.

Helen Williamson

Summerville
Helen Wilbanks Williamson, 85, died Jan. 26, 2015. Survivors, daughter, Brenda Bruce; brothers, Bud Wilbanks, Earl Wilbanks; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Graveside service is 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, at
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