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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 25, 2017


Don H. Baldwin, 76, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn. The family will receive friends
CROSSVILLE — Clara E. Bennett, 63, passed away Sunday. Funeral is Friday, 11 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church. Geraldine Funeral Home Directing.
Lisa Kaye Beard Burns, 59, of Chattanooga, went to be with her angels on Friday, April 22, 2017. She gained her heavenly wings and has reunited with many loved ones in the garden where she loved
TRENTON — Our Beloved Brother, Gary Leon Culpepper,65, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Chester, Va. He will be sadly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Sarah DeFriese, 91, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 23, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born to the late Jesse and Letha Richey Pearson. Her family was a pioneer family in
Charlotte Ann Derego, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. She had worked in the hospitality industry for area hotels. There will be no service or visitation. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of
TRENTON — Alice Joyce Gray, 89, born Jan. 21, 1928, passed away, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Preceded in death by grandparents, Alice McCurdy Goss and Robert Goss; father; John Powell; mother and step father, Dora
Billy Jack “Punk” Heard, 80, received his new body and entered into eternal life on Sunday, April 23, 2017, while surrounded by his family. Punk was a Daisy boy at heart, and always said he
BRYANT — Helen Joyce Higdon, 78, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. She had worked as a bus driver for Bryant Junior High and member of Hooker Church of God. She was preceded in death by
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Cheryl Lynn Ware Higgins, 56, died Saturday, April 22, 2017. A longtime resident of South Pittsburg and graduate of SPHS, she worked for SVEC for 39 years. She was preceded in death by
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Wanda Sue Nunley Jenkins, 66,passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017, with memorial service at 3 p.m. Share photos and memories at www.whitwellmemorialfuneralhome.com Whitwell Memorial
William Earl Johnson Jr. 92, of Apison, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at a local hospital. Earl was born in Deming, N.M., to the late William and Margaret Johnson. He graduated high school
Mary Ruth Morris, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was a member of the Daisy Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bascom and
JASPER — Johnny Harold Morrison, 85, passed away Monday April 24 2017. Visitation and funeral services will be held Friday, April 28 2017, at 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. CST
James Randall Payne, 34, of Chattanooga, passed on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975
RINGGOLD — Patricia Ann (Patsy) Price, 68, went home to be with the Lord Sunday April 23, 2017, in a local healthcare facility. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and had
Alice Randolph, 82, of Ooltewah, passed away, Sunday, April 23, 2017. A resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 44 years, she was a member of the Ooltewah Baptist Church and was retired
RINGGOLD — Rev. Jordan Steven Rauch, 33, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017. He graduated from Bay High School, class of 2001, in Bay St. Louis,
Curtis Van Russell, 58, passed away April 21, 2017, at his home in Ooltewah, from complications with kidney cancer. A native of Chattanooga, Curtis worked for his family owned business F.M. Russell Co. with his
FLAT ROCK — Joseph Verdell Smith, 69, died Monday, April 24, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services are Thursday at 11 am at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dean Johnson officiating. Burial to follow
LaFAYETTE — James Edward Bing, 77, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was a member of Harbor Lights Baptist Church. Mr. Bing was co-owner of Shirley’s Truck Stop for 51 years. He was preceded in death
Ruth Fox Brown, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, in a local nursing facility. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, in the chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Rev. Cloyd
Lisa Kaye Beard Burns, 59, of Chattanooga, went to be with her angels on Friday, April 22, 2017. She gained her heavenly wings and has reunited with many loved ones in the garden where she loved
Peggy Ann Davis, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Peggy was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a 1951 graduate of Central High School where she was part of the
Howard William Dill, 88, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. The family will receive friends today from 1 p.m. until the service at 2 p.m. at the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home. Officiating
Ray Anthony Flippin, 60, passed away April 22, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Clyde Gibson, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was born May 8, 1925, in Chattanooga to the late Willaim Roscrantz and Letha Adline Gibson. His wife Julia M. Gibson, preceded him in death. Mr.
Ruth Holmberg, Chattanooga civic leader and former publisher of The Chattanooga Times, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at her home. She was 96. Mrs. Holmberg was the granddaughter of Adolph Ochs, the 19th Century patriarch of
Ida Mae Moore Johnson, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, in a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held today, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel
LaFAYETTE — Jerry Eugene Long, 76, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survived by loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Chapman Long; son, Tony Long, of LaFayette; sisters, Frances
LYERLY — Gene Nix, 80, died April 22, 2017. Survivors: children, Howard Nix, Ciba Bell, Kathy Reynolds, Jennie Renfroe; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchilden. Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation: today,
Winnie Meagher Cross Phillips, 96, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with
RINGGOLD — Rev. Jordan Steven Rauch, 33, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
BRYANT — Curtis Lamar Robinson, 53, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. ET at Higdon Holiness Church with Bro. Edwin Spurgeon and Bro. Lamarus Gamble officiating. Burial will
JASPER — Mary Simmons, 88, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Stanley) Brewer; her son, Robert (Patty), her son, Darrell; and many grandchildren. She was preceded in death
FORT OGLETHORPE — Lori Harper Taylor, 52, formerly of Palatka, Fla., passed away after a long illness at her home with her beloved husband Marty, by her side on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017. She was
Jimmy E. Vaughn, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away after a long illness on April 22, 2017, in Douglas, Ga. He was 87 years old and is survived by his son, Brian Vaughn, and daughter, Linda
ROSSVILLE — Lamar Cantrell Yates, 69, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his home. Born on Sept. 28, 1947, to the late Harold Yates and Margaret Bryson, he was a lifelong resident of Catoosa County
Melva Cynthia Young, 62, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, in a local hospital. A longtime resident of Chattanooga and formerly of Trenton, Ga., Mrs. Young was a self-taught artist who loved to travel, but
Don H. Baldwin was born June 28, 1940, to Beatrix (Charlton) and Don C. Baldwin in Independence, Mo. Don spent his early life in Texas, but the family moved to Kansas City, Kan., where he was
Clifford Aull Betts Jr. died peacefully on April 19, 2017, at his home in Chattanooga, Tenn. A native of Chattanooga, he was born on Nov. 22, 1930. Clifford Betts was the son of Alma Roberts Betts
DUNLAP — Christopher Lynn Billingsley, 56, died at Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital, Friday, April 21, 2017, on his 56th. Birthday. Chris was preceded in death by his father, C.H. Billingsley Jr. and his son, Keith Billingsley. Survivors include
Margaret O. Bird, 67, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Feb. 17, 2017. Margaret was born on July 27, 1949, in Toole, Utah. She resided in Hixson, Tenn., for 6 years. She was a homemaker and
Robert D. Bird, 60, of Clarksville, Tenn., passed away on June 16, 2005. Robert was born on May 22, 1945, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He resided in Clarksville, Tenn. for 17 years. He was the Executive Director
Ruth Fox Brown, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, in a local nursing facility. Mrs. Brown was a member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in a
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