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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 03, 2016


ZiMire LeBron Baker, 15 months, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
ATLANTA — Terry Boling, killed in an auto accident on Nov. 28, 2016, in Atlanta, Ga. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Beth) Ensign, City High class of 1975. He is survived by wife, Beth Ensign, Atlanta;
PIKEVILLE — Timothy Dale Bridgeman, 50, died Nov. 30, 2016. Graveside services are today, at 11 a.m. Visitation beginning at 9 a.m. today. Online condolences can be made at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com. Pikeville Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
CHICKAMAUGA — Vivian Lavon Atkinson Brockett, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. She was born to the late Homer Charles and Hannah M. Russell Atkinson in Arkansas, lived in Tulare, Calif., before moving to
D’Myunn Lamar Brown, “D Baby”, 6, went home to be with his Heavenly Father Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. He was a kindergarten student at Woodmore Elementary School. He was a very active little boy who enjoyed
Betty Capehart, of Flat Top Mountain, passed away peacefully in her home in Soddy-Daisy on Wednesday, Nov. 30 2016. She was retired from J. W. Bary and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member
SPRING CITY — Dorothy A. Carter, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at her home. Survived by husband, James Carter Sr., Spring City; son, James Carter Jr., Maryland; sister, Marian Bennett, North Carolina; and five grandchildren. There
RINGGOLD — Howard Raye Clines, 80, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at his home. He was a resident of North Georgia for more than 40 years and a member of Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle. He was preceded
Brenda Fay Cook, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Dec. 1, 2016. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dorothy Cook, of Oak Ridge, Tenn. She is survived by her brother, Harold Cook and
Dr. James H. Creel Jr., passed away at home on Nov. 30, 2016. Dr. Creel lived in Chattanooga since the 1970s and he originally hails from Texas where he attended and graduated from the University of
Dorma Ann Farmer, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, and was the owner of Dorma's Beauty
Annette Hardin, 49, passed away Dec. 1, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She was a member of Grace Avenue Community Church. She was a loving mother, wife and friend. She was preceded in death
Johnnie E. Henderson, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. She was employed for 30 years at St. Barnabas Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maude Stanley; father, John Stanley;
ATHENS — Steven Michael “Mike” Jackson, 62, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Starr Regional Medical Center. Funeral: 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial: 2 p.m. Sunday, Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today, funeral
Sandra Denise Johnson, passed away Nov. 26, 2016. Memorial services will be Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Higher Ground International Church, 2517 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, Tenn. Gardner Memorial Chapel Inc., 615-255-1338.
MENTONE — Luther King Jr., 95, passed away Dec. 1, 2016. Funeral: Graveside today, at 2 p.m. at Little River Cemetery. Visitation: noon to 1:30 p.m. today, at Burt Chapel-Valley Head. Burial: Little River Cemetery. Burt Funeral Home in
Jeffrey D. Little, 59, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Ardie Lee Menefee Sr., 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at his residence. Funeral service will be today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother John R. Taylor
Ellie Addison Morrow, 13 months, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Born Oct. 28, 2015, to Travis Morrow and Bethany Davis at Erlanger Medical Center, Ellie had huge brown eyes and the most infectious smile.
Randall Clyde Pierce, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, born Sept. 10, 1937, passed away Nov. 30, 2016. He was a graduate of Normal Park, The Baylor School, Class of ’55, where he was a battalion commander
ETOWAH — Wanda Faye McDonald Plemons, 65, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at her home. Memorial service is 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens is
Damien Marchante Readus, 41, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at his residence in Montgomery, Ala. He was employed by Alabama State University as an Academic Advisor. He was preceded in death by his
Lucy Mae Smith, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in a local health care facility. She was a lifelong member of Rock Island Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.
TRENTON — Jo Ann Stallings, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. She was a retired school teacher from the Dade County Board of Education after 31 years of service
Keonte Jashon Wilson, 8, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in a local hospital. He was a second grade student at Woodmore Elementary School. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Arthur Matthews and
CHICKAMAUGA — Alice Mae Younes, 90, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James and Omie
SUMMERVILLE — Charles Adams formerly of Summerville, Ga., died Nov. 16, 2016. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 3, at AMI Cemetery in Menlo, Ga. Local arrangements are by Mason Funeral Home- Summerville, GA www.masonfuneralhome.com.
Gerald Ball Jr., 26, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Margaret Ina Molder Bartlett, 92, of East Ridge, went into her Mama's arms Nov. 30, 2016. Margaret was a member of the First-Centenary Church. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Bartlett Vickery; nine siblings; three grandchildren;
TRENTON — Shelby Jean Barton, 79, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was a loving wife, mother, "Nanny," sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She was an excellent
Marie Belk, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. Marie was a strong supporter of area veterans. She will be greatly missed by the many other members of her extended family. Marie is survived
FLINTSTONE — John Eugene “Johnny” Boyd, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today, Dec. 2, 2016, in
FYFFE — Sonny Brooks, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Graveside services will be Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. from Trinity Cemetery, Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing. Visitation will be today, Dec. 2,
Betty Capehart, of Flat Top Mountain, passed away peacefully in her home in Soddy-Daisy on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. She was retired from J. W. Bary and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member
Donna Jean (Reif) Coughlin, of Ooltewah, passed away Nov. 19, 2016. She was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Hesston, Kan. A loving mother, grandmother, wife and skilled homemaker, she was pre-deceased by her husband, Frank M. Coughlin
RAINSVILLE — Jim Dilbeck, 63, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Kirk Memorial Gardens with Rainsville Funeral
Doris Johnson Downey, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Doris was born on July 25, 1928, in Spartanburg, S.C., to the late James and Stella Johnson. She was a graduate of Kirkman
Odessa Ervin was born July 28, 1932, and passed away at home on Nov. 29, 2016. She was retired from Senior Neighbors. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Pee-Wee” Ervin; sons, Sylvester and Eddie
Rev. Albert L. Evans Sr., 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at his residence. Visitation is today at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m.
Dorma Ann Farmer, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, and was the owner of Dorma's Beauty
WINCHESTER — Clayton Thomas George, 53, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300
Susie “Geree” Brogdon Gray, 82, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 29, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was born Feb. 22, 1934,
Pat Hale, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord on Nov. 29, 2016. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don R. Hale; parents, Henry and Dorothy Osborne; lifelong friends,
CLEVELAND — Ruth Ellen (Pellen) Hardwick, 86, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland. Visitation will
Lenell Hardy, 68, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at a local health care facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
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