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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 21, 2014



Judy Anderson

Rossville
Judith Ann Anderson, 66, departed this life Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Her passion in life was taking care of and spending time with children. She was of the Church of God faith. Judy was
Pearl L. Billingsley, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was born in Heflin, Ala., to Goree and Hattie Fowlkes. She was a faithful member of Tucker
Robert Brown Jr. Robert Glenn Brown Jr., 91, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at his Marietta,Ga., home on Dec. 17, 2014, after a long illness. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at
Archie Burchard Sr. Archie Harold "Bood" Burchard Sr., 93, of Flat Top Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. Mr. Burchard retired from U.S. Air
Betty Harris Cambron, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Mrs. Cambron was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church, a graduate of Central High
Harold Hoke Cantrell Sr., 89, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Hoke was a beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. A veteran of WWII, Hoke served

Jeff Chandler

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Jeffrey David "Jeff" Chandler, 51, lifelong resident of LaFayette, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, surrounded

Maurice Christian

Fort oglethorpe
Maurice Lebron Christian, 91, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 19. Maurice was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and attended First Presbyterian Church. He was a lifelong resident
Randy Wayne Dockery Sr., born July 26, 1949, and lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, following a long-term illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Mills Dockery and
Roosevelt "TJ" Dossett Jr. departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C. He was born April 1, 1931, in Kensington, Ga., to Roosevelt Dossett and Anna Mae Young. He was

William Dye

Rossville
William Edward Dye, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born April 4, 1934, in Shelbyville, Tenn. Mr. Dye was a retired in 1974 from the United
Jim Dietz James Ira "Jim" Dietz, 63, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral & Crematory, Battlefield
James Edward Filyaw, 67, of Birchwood, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. James was born on Jan. 20, 1947, to the late Bessie Lowe Filyaw and Roy Lee Filyaw Sr. Along with his parents, James
James H. Fischer, 71, Chattanooga, died at his residence on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, after a brief bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Laura (Ron) Frencho, Leigh (Mark) Baxter, Jennifer
Mary Alice Freeman, 62, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Melvin Frost Jr., 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. He was formerly employed by The Bakery. He was preceded in death by his son, Melvin Frost III.
James William "Bill" Gass, 79, of Chattanooga, went home to with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, after a short illness. He was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 9, 1935, to the
Mark Dennis Gilbert, 63, of East Brainerd, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at his home. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mark retired in 2010 as vice-president of Hospice of Chattanooga after 13 years of

Bertha Gonce

South pittsburg
Bertha Russell Gonce, 99, died Friday, Dec 19, 2014. She was the daughter of Alexander Gaines and Barbara Raulston Russell of Anderson, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion

James Hale

Chickamauga
James "Jim" Willis Hale, 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Burke Elder Hale Sr. and Addie Almeada Hendrickson Hale. He had lived most of his life
Dolores Kitchens Haney, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, surrounded by her beloved family. Dolores will be warmly remembered as a kind-hearted, loving and admirable woman. Dolores
Steve Hegwood, 75, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Survivors, wife, Margaret Hegwood; daughters, Beth Shaw, Shelly Ramsey; brothers, Danny Hegwood, Tim Hegwood, Mark Hegwood; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Dec. 21,
Wendy Marie Hicks, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Walter and Eva V. Newman,
John Shelton Irwin Jr. unexpectedly left the planet on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga, and grew up in East Ridge. His parents, John and Kathleen Irwin, retired to Williston

Mary Jennings

Monteagle
Mary E. Jennings, 89, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 19, 2014, at Southern Skilled Care in Sewanee. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. CSTtoday at the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be
Edna Carter Jennings, 95, of Chattanooga, slept away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. She was the fourth child of eight children born to the late Fred Carter and Mattie
Rebecca Ann Lively Kyle, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. A native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, Rebecca was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church
Robert "Bobby" Lamb , 79 of Chicago/Chattanooga, born July 7, 1935, to parents of Sullivan and Mayme Lamb, went home to glory on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 14,
Paul Michael Landry, 59, passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at his home in Astoria, Ore. Paul was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. Paul had a big heart and will
Marian McCaskill, 90, formerly of Apopka and Mount Dora, Fla., passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Marian was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Hampton, Ky. She was an avid golfer and loved

James Minor

Higdon
James Walter Minor, 64, died Friday, Dec. 19, at his residence. Mr. Minor was a graduate of Pisgah High School. A memorial service will be 2 pm. CST today at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel
Albert Allen Morgan, 70, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Allen was born on Jan. 27, 1944, to the late William L. Morgan and Catherine Cherry Morgan. He was the owner of Morgan
Fred Owen Morgan, 72, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Dec. 19, 2014, at Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center. He had attended Straight Way Holiness Church and was a "Prayer Warrior." If you were at his
James A. "Jim" Neighbors, 69, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was a graduate of Kirkman High School, Class of 1963, and attended Tennessee Tech. Jim was a
Barbara Williamson Newton, 77, of Signal Mountain, faithful wife, mother and grandmother, celebrated her homecoming in heaven on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Barbara has been a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Signal Mountain area.
Steve OShields, 54, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Kirkman Tech class of 78, employed with Chattanooga Boiler and Tank, previously employed with Mueller
Audrey Joan Ottley, 84, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Audrey was born in Orange City, N.J., and was a longtime resident of the Signal Mountain area. She enjoyed playing tennis,
Harold "Hal" Parker, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at his home. Hal was born March 12, 1939, in Summerville, Ga., to Arnold and Maude Phillips Parker, who preceded him in death.
Rose Darlene Perrine, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. She was a member of Daisy United Methodist Church. Darlene served as church secretary for 15 years at Brighton

Betty Revis

Dayton
Betty Catherine Revis, 80, of the Old Washington community, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. She was born July 13, 1934, to the late Howard and Etta Ford of
Jean Cunningham Reynolds, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Jean was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was preceded in death by
Paul J. Ridge, 90, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at his home. Mr. Ridge was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Lena Ridge, and brothers, Claude and Harold
Myrtle Ann Ruth, 79, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Louis Basil Savard Sr., 83, of McDonald, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Rochester, N.Y. He graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover and Yale University where

Tommy Sibert

Fyffe
Fancis Tommy Sibert, 55, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Services will be held 11 a.m. CST Monday, Dec. 22, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville. Burial follows in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation from 8
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