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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 30, 2015


Robert Alexander Robert "Bob" Arthur Alexander Jr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at his home. Bob grew up and attended schools in Southern California. He graduated in 1964 from Harvey
Billie Brockman Arnold, 85, formerly of Chattanooga, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2015 in Nashville, where she lived at Brighton Gardens, Brentwood,

Anthony Beasley

Flintstone
Anthony Beasley, 63, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Parkridge Hospital. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton.
Charles Edward Bice Sr., 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 30, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Melvin Walker officiating.

Iva Bickford

Rossville
Iva Marie Williams Bickford, born on Sept. 23, 1927 in Dunlap, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at her home in Rossville. She was a very strong God loving woman and faithful to her

Glenda Bolden

Ringgold
Glenda Wilson Bolden, 73, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at her home. Glenda was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Morton Memorial Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. She enjoyed playing
Marcus R. Bollinger, 92, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Cremation Center of Chattanooga. 423-362-5999.
Sarah Nell Arendale Hadaway Boyd, 76, born in Chattanooga on Feb. 24, 1938, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Arendale; and mother, Mary Martha
Darrell Anthony "Tony" Brown, 40, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Tony graduated from East Ridge High School in 1992 after excelling in the Gifted Class and National Honors Society. He was a cook

Mike Burns

Rossville
Mike Burns, 55, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Memorial Services will be at 5 p.m. today, Jan. 30, and the family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel of

Darrell Chapman

Flat rock
Darrell Chapman, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Survivors include wife, Nancy Gant Chapman; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Amy Chapman; son, Jody Chapman; grandson, Jonathan Chapman; sister, Darlene Abercrombie;
Marvin Coffman, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, brother and friend who will be dearly missed. Marvin was born on

Elaine Cummins

Tullahoma
Elaine Brown Killingsworth Cummins, 79, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Harton Regional Medical Center. A native of Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Reid and Margaret Robinson Brown. Mrs. Cummins

Clayton Hargis

Gruetli-laager
Clayton D. Hargis, 82, passsed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at a Chattanooga Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was a member of Palmer United Methodist Church, Almenah Shrine Temple, Nashville, Scottish

Patsy Hawkins

Sewanee
Patsy Jo Hawkins, 62, died unexpectedly at home, Nov. 21, 2014. Celebration of life will be 2 p.m. CST Saturday, Feb. 7, at Cumberland Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Online condolences

Ida Hill

Decherd
Ida Pearl Hill, 75, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. today, Jan. 30. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday,
Sandra Marie Rymer Holder, 54, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Graveside services will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at Chattanooga
Mary Holliday Mary Frances Hollister Holliday peacefully passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at daybreak in her home on Signal Mountain. Her family is comforted that she is healed through His grace and eternally reunited
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,

Ilean Lowery

Flat rock
Ilean Virginia Brown Lowery, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Survivors include daughters, Mable Gilbert, Virginia Yancy (Bill), Jandell Holley (Terry); son, Coy Williams (Sharon); 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Afies

Robert Luzier

Rock spring
Robert Emmit Luzier, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Funeral services will be held
Marian Grace Elrod Maxwell, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Marian was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a 1945 graduate of Central High School. She was a
Vivian McCaleb, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
John Donelson McClure born Sept. 12, 1975 passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Memorial Hospital due to a heart attack. He was surrounded by his family and friends. John was a Red Bank
William Crandel McNabb, 101, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The son of the late Thomas Crawford and Florence Almeda Knight McNabb, he was a graduate of Grundy County High School where he drove the

John Miller

Winchester
John D. Miller, 71, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Winchester, followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 4
Ervin Mitchell, 68, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Thelma Mysinger Thelma Louise Mysinger, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at a local hospital. She was a member of the Daisy Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Loretta S. Nash, 69, passed on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in a local hospital. She was employed many years at DuPont then served 24 years with the United States Postal Service before retiring. She was

Randy Niswonger

Ringgold
Allen "Randy" Rand Niswonger, 57, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past five years, he and was formerly of Milan,
Calvin O. Parker, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in the loving arms of Hospice Care. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served as a gunner on a destroyer in the Pacific Fleet. He
Annamma Paulose, 82, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at her sons home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of
Irene Sheats, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
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

Magaline Southern

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Magaline Burse Southern, 66, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at a local health care. She was the widow of the late Willie Lee Southern Jr. and a member of Mt. Zion

Ruth Swafford

Dayton
Nettie Ruth Swafford, 81, passed away Tuesday January 27, 2015. Funeral services noon today at Hilltop Baptist Church. Burial in Spence Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior
Clinton Harold Tallant, 96, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Eli and Ella Barnes Tallant; his brother,
Daniel Howard Thompson, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at a local health care facility. Graveside services will be held at noon, Saturday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Diane
Tommy Walden FLINTSTONE Tommy Eugene Walden, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and was a member of the Coon Hunters Association. Tommy loved horses
Josef Waszak, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Josef was a self-reliant man who always put family first. He was a machinist for over 40 years and an avid

Harold Williams

Flat rock
Harold Thomas Williams, 70, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at his residence. Survivors include wife, Diane Hurst Williams; five brothers; and two sisters. Mr. Williams was a retired carpenter and was preceded in death

Randall Wilson

Rossville
Randall Lee Wilson, 52, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Brother James Curtis and

In MemoryMel Carboni

Jan. 30, 1927-Oct. 1, 2003 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Loved Forever, Missed Everyday Your Family
Patricia Kelley Cunningham Jun. 27, 1949 - Jan. 30, 2006 Nine Years When I am sad and lonely and everything goes wrong, I seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry on."
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