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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 21, 2015


Donald Roy Allen, 53, of Ooltewah, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Donald was born on March 6, 1962 in Huntingdon, Pa. He attended Tyner High School, but later got his G.E.D. and went
Jo Moyers Alley completed her long, earthly journey April 17, 2015, as she entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father by her faith in Jesus Christ. Laura Josephine "Jo" Moyers was born July 16,

Maxine Baker

Cleveland
Maxine Armstrong Baker, 82, went peacefully to her Greater Reward on Sunday, April 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was at home surrounded by her family and her precious cat Chloe. To say that
Charles "Chuck" Ballew of Harrison, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, April 17, 2015. He was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 9, 1956, to Ray and Betty Ballew. Chuck is survived by his
Mary R. Blackmon, 67, passed away on April 20, 2015, at a local hospice facility. Arrangement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Chris Brannon

Huntland
Chris "Rosco" Brannon, 42, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, April 22, at the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Flintville Cemetery. Visitation will be

Lewis Brock Sr.

Fort oglethorpe
Lewis Franklin Brock Sr., 78, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Abbas House, Chattanooga. Lewis worked

Robert Castle

Bridgeport
Robert "China Man" Castle passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 23, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. Bo Smith will officiate.
Rosa LaDell Taylor Chatman passed away on Monday,April 13, 2015. She was born on June 25, 1958, in Chattanooga to Ernestine Petty McDonald and Wesley Taylor Sr. She was a graduate of Riverside High School
Jimmy Conner, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

James Crocker

Crandall
James Curtis Crocker, 81, went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 2015. James was a lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and a member of the Baptist faith. He served our

Audis Evett

Fort payne
Audis Evett, 87, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his residence. Funeral at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Adamsburg with burial to follow in adjoining cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel
David Joe Friddell, 61, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 Funeral service will be held private with the family only. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401

John Green

Blairsville
John William Green, 82, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born in Lacey Springs, Ala., to the late William Edward and Ruth Dunn Green. He was a longtime
Velma Slatton Hackworth, 99, died at her home Sunday, April 19, 2015. Mrs. Hackworth graduated from Whitwell High School, Class of 1935. She was a longtime member and a very active member of Daus Baptist
Mike Haddock, 62, of Harrison, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.
Irene Hatfield, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Pearlie Worthy; and five siblings. She is survived by her husband, Morris Hatfield; her
Ricky Gene Layne Jr., 27, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at his home in Ringgold. He was employed by Budget Brakes. He was born in Huntsville, Texas on July 9, 1987. He was

Kamdyn Overby

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Infant Kamdyn Jonathan Overby, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Tracy Overby. Survived by father
Roxie Ann Phillips, 60, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike,

Helen Phillips

Riceville
Helen Loretta McConkey Phillips, 71, died Monday, April 20, 2015, at her home. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Burial in Eastanallee Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home,
William "Bill" Porter , 73, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Bill was a loving husband, father and friend. He was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church and "Pairs and

Anna Pursley

Ringgold
Anna Faye Pursley, 77, formerly of Dunlap, Tenn, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she worked at the Country Bumpkin Restaurant
James Edward "Shoe" Smith, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his residence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was formerly employed by Electric Power Board. Survivors include one
Ansel Spires, 85, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, died April 19, 2015, in Greenwood, S.C. He was a former member of East Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are wife, Elizabeth Spires; daughter, Kim Reagin; and son,

Marjorie Swanson

Ringgold
Marjorie Sue Swanson, 76, went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 20, 2015. Marjorie was a native of Rome, Ga.,and has lived in Ringgold for the past 50 years. She was a member

Barbara Thomas

Cleveland
Barbara Virginia Hicks Thomas, 83, died early Sunday morning, April 19, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. She was a lifetime member of Michigan Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was
Larry Joseph Todd, 66, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in an area hospital. Larry retired from US Pipe and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. He was preceded in death

Gordon Varnell

Ringgold
Gordon F. Varnell, 83, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at his home. He was retired from Combustion Engineering and Lucey Boiler. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and loved his children, grandchildren
Eva Nadine Wilkey, 48, lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday April 19, 2015. She brought a smile to the people of whom she crossed paths. She was a loving, devoted mother to her son,

Betty Wilson

Hoover
Betty Jean Wilson, 80, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral at 3 p.m. today at South Dayton Church of God. Visitation today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. Burial in Rhea Memory
James Leonard "Hawk" Wolfe, 86, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Harrison Methodist

In MemoryRALPH RAMSEY JR

Its already been five years. You are always on our minds and in our hearts. Love and miss you, wife and children
Oct. 3, 1938-April 21, 2014 The Broken Chain We little knew that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke

In MemoryCarolyn Marshall

June 17, 1956-April 21, 2014 We love and miss you. Denise, Columbus, Ashlie, Markeyea, Marquita, Courtney, Columbus Jr., Kaleyah and Great- Grandchildren.

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Jan. 01, 1973-April 21, 2013 It has been 2 yrs since God got you. The pain and tears never leave. Missed by wife, Valrie

In MemoryPaul W. Smith

October 1, 1929- April 21, 2014 One year has passed seems like only yesterday you fought a good fight you kept the faith. To each there comes a time of beautiful and

In MemoryOPAL E. WHITE

Aug. 8, 1932-April 21, 2014 Our "Dear" Since the moment that we entered this world, you cared for us like no other. There is only one word to decribe you in every way. A
Donald Roy Allen, 53, of Ooltewah, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Donald was born on March 6, 1962 in Huntingdon, Pa. He attended Tyner High School, but later got his G.E.D. and went
Jo Moyers Alley completed her long, earthly journey April 17, 2015, as she entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father by her faith in Jesus Christ. Laura Josephine "Jo" Moyers was born July 16,

Lois Ashley

Cowan
Lois Loren Ashley, 84, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Troy Smith officiating. Interment

Lorraine Beaver

Ringgold
Lorraine Clarice Beaver, 95, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her residence. She was a member at Boynton United Methodist Church for the past 75 years. Lorraine enjoyed working in her garden.
Clarence Blount Jr., 34, of Hixson, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Blount Sr., a brother, and two sisters. Survivors include his mother, Mildred ONeal; sisters,

Jerry Bray

Fort payne
Jerry D. Bray, 57. passed away at Shepherds Cove Hospice on April 19, 2015. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, April 21, at Mountain View Memory Gardens. Visitation istoday, April 20, from

Bonnie Brock

Ringgold
Bonnie Edna Sams Brock, 41, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. Bonnie was a loving, kind, and tender-hearted person. This world is a worse
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