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Local Obits for Tue. May 05, 2015



Merrill Ansley

Winchester
Merrill E. Ansley, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 6,at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Kenneth Baldwin

Grandview
Kenneth Baldwin, 72, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
John Wilson "Jack" Barbour, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Parkwood Retirement Apartments in Chattanooga. Jack was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He attended Westinghouse High

Kathryn Buff

Ringgold
Kathryn Buff, 88, passed away at her home on May 3, 2105. She was born in Oneida, Tenn., to the late Edward and Ethel Zumstein. She was a graduate of Ward-Belmont Preparatory School and

Barbara Burkhart

Knoxville
Barbara Jean Cox Burkhart, 76, passed away May 1, 2015. Friends and family will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 1:45 p.m. today for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel in

Doris Carton

Crossville
Doris Croft Carton, 72, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Funeral is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Macedonia #2 Cemetery. Visitation is set for
Virginia "Jenny" Josephine Lee Smedley Curvin reached the end of her almost 88 year walk Saturday, May 2, 2015, surrounded by people who loved her. Her life centered around her home and family, and she
James Daniel "Goose" Goolesby, 31, of Ooltewah, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was a member of Carpenters Local 74 since 2008 and was a graduate of Ooltewah High School Class of
James C. Henry, 88, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.

Carole Huddleston

Rossville
Carole Huddleston, 80, died Monday May 4, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
William P. "Bill" Hunter, 81, of East Brainerd, went home to be with His Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2015. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Hunter retired from Combustion Engineering Co. after many years
Emily Kelle, 66, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 2, 2015, following a brave and lengthy 5 1/2 year battle with cancer. Emily taught in the

Ann Marsh

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Ann Margaret Foster Marsh, 49, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015. Funeral at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel with Pastor James Brown officiating. The family will receive friends at the

Grady Martin

Birmingham
Grady Wigfall "FA" Martin, 66, a native of Chattanooga and a resident of Birmingham, Ala. passed away on April 28, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Renita Lynn Martin, of Birmingham, Ala.; three

George McMahan

Spring city
George Ervin McMahan, 67, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Winnie Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Nicholas Richardson Nichols, III of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died on Friday, May 2, 2015. A memorial service will be held today, May 5, at 4 p.m. at The Church of The Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain,
Donnie Dillard Nunley, 55, of Apison, departed his earthly home and entered his heavenly home on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel with Rev. Marvin
Josephine Howard Bennett Peper passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 2, 2015. She was preceded in death by husbands, Neal C. Bennett Sr. and John Peper; parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Elizabeth Reilly

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Elizabeth Ann Ritchie Reilly, 81, formerly of Marietta, Ga., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus
Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Rogers, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away May 1, 2015. She was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church. Her husband, Fred Tipton Rogers and her father, Jack Workman, preceded her in death.

Sharen Shields

Ringgold
Sharen Shields 56, passed away Friday May 1, 2015, in Foley Ala., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory Battlefield Parkway.
Douglas Sims, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Nashville. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Vernice Smartt, 97, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Debra Taylor, 47, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

David Webb

Pikeville
David McRoy "Max" Webb, 73, of Dayton Mountain, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in Chattanooga. Funeral services Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Gentry Cemetery on Dayton

Nagle Wheeler

Ringgold
Nagle Willis Wheeler, 87, passed away on May 4, 2015, at a local hospital. Nagle was a lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and member of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran
Cecelia Willoughby, 75, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Nathan Leon Woodruff, 92, a Tennessee native and resident of Collegedale, Tenn., and Altamonte Springs, Fla., died peacefully early Friday morning, May 1, 2015, at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. He attended First Presbyterian Church

In MemoryNORMAN RICKS

In Loving Memory Who passed away ten years ago today MAY 5, 2005 You touched our minds and we think of you, you touched our hearts and we will always love you. You touched
Blanche Bodenhamer, 89, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Trenton and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Fannie Bodenhamer; 12 brothers and

Roy Britt

Pikeville
Roy Joe Britt, 55, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Services Tuesday at 1 p.m CDT in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Bethel Cemetery. Online Condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arragements by Putnam-Reed

Barbara Burkhart

Knoxville
Barbara Jean Cox Burkhart, 76, passed away May 1, 2015. Friends and family will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Mynatt Funeral Homes Fountain
Margaret "Peggy" Lee Morin Franck, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died peacefully at home on April 30, 2015, after a long illness. She was the daughter of Luke Octave Morin Jr., and Conetta Lee Sloan, of
Doris A. Fulbright, 72, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Survivors: husband, Charles Fulbright; two daughters, 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.. The funeral is 3 p.m. Tuesday at Benton Station Baptist Church. Visitation from

Kathy Gable

Crossville
Phyllis Kathleen Gable, 53, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2105. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 5, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Clear Creek

Eddie Gentry

Elijay
Eddie Wayne Gentry, 53, died May 2, 2015. Survivors: wife, Melessia Gentry; mother, Ethel DeBerry; children, Justin Gentry, Skyler Chase Ewing, Hunter Gentry, Laurie Gentry; stepsons, Aaron Curtis, Zach Curtis; brothers, Johnny Gentry, Terry Gentry.

Sonny Gray

Rossville
Jesse Lee "Sonny" Gray, 82, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at a local hospital. Sonny was born in Lytle, Ga., on April 24, 1933, to the late Isiah Newton Gray and
Glenda Ann Hill, 65, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015, at her home. She was a graduate of Riverside High School, class of 1967, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She retired from
William P. "Bill" Hunter, 81, of East Brainerd, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his residence. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Hunter retired from Combustion Engineering after many years of service.
Ruby Jackson, 81, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
John L. Jackson, 52, of East Brainerd, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral
Jackie Marine Lloyd Johnson, 76, of Chattanooga, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Saturday evening, May 2, 2015, in Chattanooga. He was born March 26, 1939, in Lenoir City, Tenn.
Laura Michelle King, 47, passed away suddenly at home April 30, 2015. She was a selfless woman and a stay-at-home mother of two sons whose own wants and needs came second to her children

Adrian Mason

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Adrian Mason, 43, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. Preceded in death by father, Tommy Mason; grandparents, Dorsey Lee

Mildred Miller

Summerville
Mildred Juanita Jackson Miller, 74, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Survivors: children, Riley Miller, Bill Miller, Randy Miller, Danny Miller, David Miller; sisters, Annie Lee Colbert, Linda Jackson, Joan Keef, Betty Broom; brothers,
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SAN FRANCISCO -- David Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly on Friday night. He was 47.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Family members say tech executive David Goldberg, head of the online SurveyMonkey site and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, died Friday night.