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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 19, 2017


ROSSVILLE — Dorothy Sue Brackett, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in a local hospital. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Journey Class. Sue was
Lorena Cooper Brown, 90, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Jan. 15, 2017. She was born in Lynch, Ky., on Oct. 19, 1926, to Virgie and Burl Cooper. Lorena spent 37 years working at Quaker Oats Company
LaFAYETTE — George "Buster" Wade Buchanan, 67, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. He was a team truck driver for more than 20 years. Buster enjoyed spending his free time camping, wood working, storytelling, car shows,
John “Larry” Cagle, 68, passed away Jan. 14, 2017. The funeral service will be today, Jan. 19, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Minister Bill Burke officiating, Interment
Ursula G. Carter, 94, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 4723-531-3975.
Cleo Clarkson, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in a local hospital. Mrs. Clarkson, a former resident of Ringgold, Ga., was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church. She retired from Belk Department Stores. Her
Charles Thomas Conyers, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in a local hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Lovelady Sammons; fathers, Clarence O.
James Allen Curtis, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Curtis was a native of Marion County, Tenn., but had lived the greater part of his life in Chattanooga.
Mr. Andrew B. “Daff” Daffron, 87, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Red Bank Monday morning, Nov. 28, 2016. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 3
RINGGOLD — Russell Dale Frost, 58, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. A native of Michigan, Russell has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 35 years. He loved to hunt, fish, racing, motocross,
CLEVELAND — Carolyn Standifer Geren, 77, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, after a brief illness, surrounded by family. Carolyn was a lifelong resident of Tennessee. She graduated from Ooltewah High School in 1957 and then
Aminda Elvira Reat Hanson, of Chattanooga, went to gloryland Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at age 100. Affectionately known as “Mindy”, she was born Oct. 29, 1916, in Lexington, Texas to Arvel and Patience Reat. Mindy was preceded
Lillian Brown Hardison, of Chattanooga, Tenn. died Jan. 8, 2017, in Northbrook Nursing Home in Jackson, Tenn. Graveside services for Lillian Brown Hardison were held on Jan. 14, in Forest Hills Cemetery. Arrangements were made by George
Billy Ray Hastings, 66, of Sale Creek, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Mile Straight Baptist Church in Soddy-Daisy. Arrangements
Julion Jahvon Hill, 32 months, born May 13, 2014, and peacefully departed this earthly life on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Julion’s life was dedicated to God as a member of New Enon Baptist Church Julion’s memories are
Whitney LaShae Hughes, 28, of Flat Top Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She attended Flat Top Independent Church and graduated from Bledsoe County High School. Whitney was preceded in death by her pap, Clinton
FAIRBURN — Sonya Annette Watts Jones, 59, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga.
ROSSVILLE — Laverne Winfred Legere, 80, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., moving to this area in 1980. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Richard and
George Elston Levi Sr., 87, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. He was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, was a 50-year member Mason and was a member of Alhambra Temple, 32 degree
FORT PAYNE — James Roland Locklear, 87, passed away Jan. 17, 2017. Burt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.burtfuneralhomes.com
Linda Annette Bailey Lu passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Thelma Brown and Edward and Cressie Mae Bailey; brother, Kenneth L
David Mays, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel. The family will receive friends
RISING FAWN — Mildred Lorenda Morrow, 94, passed away Jan. 17, 2017. She was a founding member of Living Waters Church of God and loved quilting and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, John
PIKEVILLE — Ronald "Ronny" Myers, 79, died Jan. 17, 2017. He was retired from Lockheed Aircraft and was the Brockdell Fire Chief. He was also of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by
GERALDINE — Mr. Lavon Nelson services will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Tedra Ann Ramey, 62, of Chattanooga Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was an active member of East Brainerd Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother,
LaFAYETTE — Jimmy Ramsey, 71, passed away Jan. 16, 2017. www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Ga.
Patricia Elaine Reeves, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Jan. 16, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Max Reeves and son, William "Billy" Strickland; stepson, Max Reeves; parents, Ester Adams and Bob Williams; sister, Linda
JASPER — Sarah Elizabeth “Sissy” Rollings, 34, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her, stepfather, Donny Swafford; grandfather, Dudley Rector; father-in-law, Terry Rollings and
Mollie Mae Mitchell Sewell, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at her residence. She was employed by OLPH for 32 years. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her
Betty Jo Gilbert Shankles, 89 of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. She was a 1945 graduate of Rossville High School and also attended McKenzie Business College. She had lived in East Ridge,
Anne Kosky Shipley, 80, of Ooltewah, passed away Jan. 17, 2017. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory; Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Joyce Simmons, 72, passed away Jan.14, 2017. Graveside services Wednesday, Jan. 18, Ascalon Cemetery. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home.
FORT PAYNE — P. Randy Traffanstedt services will be held today, Jan. 19, 2017, at 3 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Margaret Louise Trimpey passed away Dec. 10, 2016. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Pilgrim Congregational Church (3rd Street and Glenwood Avenue) from 1 to 3 p.m. The Scenic City Choral
Coach George Stephen Underwood, 73, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway
CLEVELAND — Dr. John W. Besing, 64, passed away Sunday evening, surrounded by his wife and many friends from Bradley Healthcare; he succumbed to his injuries from his accident in 2006. John was born
Regina Blackmon, 70, passed away Jan. 16, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lorena Cooper Brown, 90, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Jan. 15, 2017. She was born in Lynch, Ky., on Oct. 19, 1926, to Virgie and Burl Cooper. Lorena spent 37 years working at Quaker Oats Company
John “Larry” Cagle, 68, passed away Jan. 14, 2017. The funeral service will be on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Minister Bill Burke officiating,
Ursula G. Carter, 94, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 . Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 4723-531-3975.
Eli Gerald Collins, 17, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2016. Eli was born and raised in Kingsport, Tenn., and was a resident of the Hixson area for the past four years. He
Multi-faceted Engineer, Consultant, Community, and State Leader Ron “Ronnie” Cox, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, Jan. 12. He was an extraordinarily accomplished man who dedicated his life to his
James Allen Curtis, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary
Barbara Garland Dillson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in a local hospital. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dillson. Survivors include her
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