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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 03, 2015


Inge Elizabeth Bryan, 86, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Larry Benny Bush,73 Ooltewah, died Feb. 28, 2015 in a local hospital. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Miracle Missionary Baptist Church, 2009 Ruby Street with Rev. Eddie R. Jacks
CLEVELAND Naomi "Ruth" Muncy Carroll passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was born on April 7, 1926in Ravenna, Ky. She married Ralph Leonard Carroll in 1946,and together they lived in

Opal Casteel

Athens
Opal B. Strickland Casteel, 72, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Erlanger. Funeral at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Burial at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the

Donald Catlin

Ringgold
Donald "Mack" Catlin, 73, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born Oct. 15, 1941 and was a lifelong residence of Ringgold; and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired after
Daniel Lee Coleman, 42, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015. He was a member of Bartlebaugh Baptist Church and employed at Chattem Inc., as a distribution clerk. He
Clarence Lamar "Pitty Pat" Conner, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a hospital in McMinnville. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, March 3, 2015, at Williamson &
John McConnell Cooley, beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, and buddy to all went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the age of 53. As Johnny's remarkable earthly life came to
Carey Crouch, 92, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Carey was born in Madison, Miss., and lived a full and rewarding life. He was a boy scout,
Wayman E. "Butterball" Davenport, 65, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Michael John Ellins, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Michael was born and raised in England. After school in England, he joined the Royal Army where he served his apprenticeship. He

Juanita Estrada

Cleveland
Juanita Jean Estrada, 81, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at an assisted living facility. She was born in Crystal Springs, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cortland and Phrona Kisner Alyea. Survivors
Ruth Evelyn Gann, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at a local hospital. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, March 3, 2015, at Williamson &
Robbie Allen Hall, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. He was the youngest son of Frank and Edith Hall. Robbie was a member of the Daisy Masonic Lodge #706 F&AM.

Buddy Harris

Pikeville
James Stanley "Buddy" Harris, 80 passed away on Feb. 28, 2015. He was a brick mason by trade. He loved to watch football and listen to the Edmons family play Bluegrass. Born in Chattanooga on

James Hill Jr.

Winchester
James C. "Hoggie" Hill Jr., 68, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at his residence. Funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. Visitation from 4:30-8 p.m.

Marie Hooper

Cleveland
Marie Geren Hooper, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Survivors include: son, Joseph Larry Hooper Sr.; daughter, Judy Hooper Chandler; and three grandchildren. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Candies Creek Cemetery. Her family will
Tigress L. Issac, 50, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, in a local health care facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
ms Naomi R. Jenkins-Williams, 82, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Mark H. Jordan, 52, a lifetime resident of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a local hospital. He attended Oakwood Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing in golf tournaments which benefited local charities. Mark

Michael Maxwell

Summerville
Michael Sean Maxwell, 51, died Feb. 28, 2015. Survivors, mother, Mary Helen Walker Maxwell; sister, Alissa Porter; several cousins. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation will

Randy Neil

Chickamauga
James "Randy" Randolph Neil, 57, went home to be with Jesus surrounded by his family Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Randy was born in Oregon City, Ore., lived in Athens, Tenn., and graduated from

Greg Payne

Pikeville
Greg Payne, 54, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was retired from Taft Youth Center. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Payne and Bonnie Ferguson. Survivors include his daughters, Ashley (Neal) Payne,
Curtis Wayne Phillips, 66, of Hixson passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Clara Mae Potter, 87, of Chattanooga, who is the wife of John H. Potter, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory
Evelyn Juliette "Judy" Reese, 66, of Chattanooga, crossed over into eternity with Christ on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the comfort of her own home. During her servanthood, Evelyn diligently volunteered in the Hamilton County
Edna Carruth Satterfield, 97, of Red Bank, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace 877-3524.
Mary Sue Durham Smith, 88, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at her residence. She was born in Chattanooga in 1926 to the late Wallace H. and Jessie L. Durham. Sue graduated from
Brenda Sutton, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-STrickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Frances "Pat" Underwood, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423- 531-3975.
Kay White, 94, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.
of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.
Timothy Darrell Wilson, 54, met his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, after more than a five-year battle with cancer. Wilson is survived by his wife, Doris Wilson, of Athens; and three daughters:
LueAnn "Betty" Woodard passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 423-265-4414.
Walter "Buddy" Young, 71, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 2, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith.

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Kenneth Anderson

Flat rock
Kenneth Robert Anderson, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Hanser and Virginia Mae Hughes Anderson. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Stacey

Zora Bates

Sylvania
Zora Lee Bates, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Services will be at 2 p.m. CST Tuesday, March 3, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery, Rainsville Funeral Home
Venora Borngne, 64, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Feb., 18, 2015 at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
McDONALD Julia Emma Grimes Bradburn, 94, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
William Thomas Bryant, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Larry Benny Bush, 73, Ooltewah, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a local hospital. A graduate of Howard High School, Larry retired from the Hamilton County Sheriffs Dept. after 23 years. He was preceded in
Clarence Lamar "Pitty Pat" Conner, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a hospital in McMinnville. He was a member of Lee Station Church of
John McConnell Cooley, beloved son, brother, brother-in-law and buddy to all went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the age of 53. As Johnny's remarkable earthly life
Richard Dunn III, a lifelong resident of Hixson, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldon R. Dunn Jr. and Ruth Jordan Dunn Nance. He retired from
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