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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 23, 2017


Betty Kay Adkins, 77, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away on Sept. 22, 2017. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harle and Adie McDowell; three sisters and
FORT OGLETHORPE — Kenneth Prince Broyles, 65, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 21, 2017, in a local hospital. He was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 26, 1952, as son of the late Prince Franklin
ROSSVILLE — Phillip L. Burse, 84, passed way on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton, Ga.
SUMMERVILLE — Paul Mack Cooper, 95, died Sept. 21, 2017. Survivors: children, David (Tammie) Cooper, Andy Cooper, Joann (Charles) Stowe, Nancy (Willie) Tapp; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
SPRING CITY — Rosemary (Sissy) Rocare Devin, 83, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away suddenly at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tenn. She was born on April 10, 1934, in her beloved Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh to
WHITWELL — Michael Pratt Finlayson, 49, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Michael was a member of Messiah's Bondservant Ministry, and was a chef and a long time employee of Whitwell Pizza. Michael was preceded in death by
WHITWELL — Shirley Ann Green, 77, passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 21, 2017. Visitation will be held at Reed Funeral Home in Whitwell, TN today, Sept. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. Services
Anna Kathleen Henley, 33, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Anna worked as an Information Technology Sales Consultant for MSA. She was a graduate from Boyd Buchanan High School and received
Debra Kay Jackson, 58, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Hugh “Ken” Kendall officiating. The family will receive friends
DUNLAP — Cliston Ray Kilgore, 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, Dunlap, Tenn., www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Judy Moore, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at her home. She loved her plants, dogs and she lived for her grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Lebron) Clark and Lorra Moore,
Starlett Denise Nicholson, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in a local hospital. She will lie-in-state today after 12:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. There will be no service.
SPRNG CITY — James “Jim” Allen Pritchett, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Arrangements by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tenn., 423-365-5221, www.vaughn-funeral- home.com.
Ted Elliott Rose passed away peacefully on Sept. 20, 2017. He was born in Columbus, Miss., on July 21, 1944. He was preceded in death by his father, TL Rose and his mother, Carmen Rose. Ted spent
Dina Trahan, 51, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. She has lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life, and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church. She
LaFAYETTE — Elsie Walters, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2017. Survivors and arrangements will be announced at a later date by Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, who has charge of these arrangements.
DALTON — Lillie Mae Montgomery Wofford, 80, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Funeral service will be held on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at noon at the chapel. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home Inc., Dalton,
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN — Ruth Mulvey Young, 82, died on June 2, 2017. A memorial service will be Oct. 14, at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, visitation at 10 a.m., and service at 11 a.m. Memorials in lieu of
SPRING CITY — Julia Atkinson, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at home. Arrangements by Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City, Tennessee, 423-365-5221, www.vaughn-funeral- home.com.
CLEVELAND — Henry Joseph Beaulieu, 83, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Henry was actively involved in
Donna Lee Darby Brantley, born Sept. 4, 1951, passed away on Sept. 19, 2017. Memorial services will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.
Jesse “Forrest” Bray, 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The family will receive friends today from noon to 4 p.m. with the funeral service following at 4 p.m. in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner
FORT PAYNE — Debora Pauline Fields Burt, visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Mary Patricia Hopton Byington, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Patricia was born March 17, 1927, in Nashville, Tenn. She grew up in Brentwood, Tenn., attending Peabody Demonstration School, graduating in 1944.
Emma Elizabeth (Libby) Cowart, 92, passed away at Applewood Our House, in Arvada, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Libby was born May 25, 1925 in Cohutta, Ga., to Julia and Joe McGhee. She lived most of her life in the East Ridge and
WILDWOOD — Glenn Doss Jr., died Sept. 20, 2017. Memorial services: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., Trenton Chapel. Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home.
SPRING CITY — Nina Margaret Gibbs, 93, died Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017, at Rhea Medical Center. Born in McMinn County, Tenn., Nina was the daughter of the late John and Artie Hicks Wattenbarger. She was a graduate of
SUMMERVILLE — Martha Jean Housch Gilmer, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. today, Coffman Funeral Home.
Anna Kathleen Henley, 33, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Anna worked as an Information Technology Sales Consultant for MSA. She was a graduate from Boyd Buchanan High School and received
RAINSVILLE — Caitlin Elizabeth Johnson, 4 months, services will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Roberts Leader, a resident of Signal Mountain, died of pneumonia on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Memorial Hospital. She was 91 years old. Her father, Curtis Roberts, was a physician stationed with the United Fruit
CLEVELAND — Michael Lewis, 60, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Michael attended East Ridge High School and worked for the city of East Ridge before becoming a house painter.
RINGGOLD — Larry Kent Lowe “Sissy”, 53, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Larry had lived most of his life in North Georgia and lived in Alaska for 16 years, where he drove a school bus
Starlett Denise Nicholson, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in a local hospital. She was formerly employed by Church’s Chicken as the store manager. She was a member of Unveil Truth. She was preceded in
Elsie Mae Ridge, 85, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in a local hospital. Mrs. Ridge was born to the late L.R. and Thelma Ewton, was a graduate of Kirkman High School
Ted Rose, 73, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services,, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Mary R. Sanders, 89, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
DUNLAP — Archie Pat Torbett passed away Sept. 17, 2017, at the age of 79, after a courageous and lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlin and Sybil Torbett;
Steven Marcel Ward, 48, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Elbert “Elbo” Williams, 56, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Elbo was a master mechanic and avid motorcyclist. He coached softball for many years, spending countless hours on the field with his daughters. While he
Evelyn Kate Wright, 15 months old, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with Jesus on Sept. 18, 2017. She was full of life and loved her mommy, daddy, brother and Coopie, her dog. We don’t understand why this
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN — Ruth Mulvey Young, 82, died on June 2, 2017. A memorial service will be Oct. 14, at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, visitation at 10 a.m., and service at 11 a.m. Memorials in lieu of
Jesse “Forrest” Bray, 80, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He was a retired member of the Labor Union Chattanooga. He was a loving husband and father that enjoyed fishing as well as gardening. He was preceded
Essie C. Hinton Brown, 83, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Sept. 18, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Essie Hinton Brown is survived by her sons, James Hinton (Lois), and Dr. Johnny DeWayne Brown (LaTeisha); four grandchildren
TRENTON — Alan J. Burroughs, 61, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was employed as a maintenance technician for Wrigley of Chattanooga, Tenn., for 40 plus years. He was a member of
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