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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28, 2016


Dr. Lawrence Akers Dr. Lawrence Keith Akers, who came to Chattanooga in 1986, as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Chattanooga, died at his North Chattanooga home Monday, Aug.
Debra L. Bone, 64, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed Aug. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nev. Survived locally by her mother, Doris Bone. Courtesy announcement by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Hazel Cleek

Gruetli-laager
Mrs. Hazel Ruth Cleek, 77, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Sewanee. She was a native of Decatur, Tenn. She was born in Athens, Tenn., on April 12, 1939,
Harold Franklin Coalson, 86, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park, 724 Hogan Rd., Rossville, GA, 30741.
o Resurreccion Ravalo "Pita" Deocampo, 85, entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. She was born
William Parks "Bill" Dobbs, Jr., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at his home in East Ridge. He was born March 26, 1943, in Chattanooga, to parents William Parks Dobbs and Alma Gluck Peterson
Darris Knox Fuller, 79, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at his residence. Graveside services are Monday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. ct at Fuller cemetery with Bro. L. A. Smith officiating. Family will receive friends
John Thomas Harp, Sr., 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at his daughters home. Mr. Harp was born in the Hinkle Community of Lookout Mountain to the late William Henry
Jack Hatcher Sr. Jack Wright Hatcher, Sr., was born on June 8, 1928, in Knoxville, Tenn., his family having roots in Southeast Tennessee since the 1820s. He passed away in Chattanooga on Aug. 25,
Ferrell Frank Kearny, 81, of Harrison, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Billie Ann Mitchell

Cookeville
Billie Ann Mitchell, 78, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Willow Grove, Tenn., on Jan. 23, 1938, where she was one

James Murray

Cleveland
James Cameron Murray, 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Mary Evelyn Mysinger, 83, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at her residence. She was one of eleven children born to the late Milton and Mary Brown and was also preceded in death

Ralph Newby

Spring city
Ralph A. Newby, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. Born in Spring City, Ralph was the son of the late George Waverly and Alice Simpson Newby. He was a
Marilyn G. Newman, 88, of Apison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in a local healthcare center surrounded by her family. A lifelong resident of Hamilton County, Mrs. Newman served
Bailey Eugene Payne, 82, of Hixson went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at the Spring Care and Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with Alzheimers disease. Bailey was born
Roland Mose Price Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, died Aug. 20, 2016. Survivors: his loving wife, Julia Price; children, Roland Andrew Price, Roland Denzel Price, and Barbara Cierra Price; mother, Betty Goins; sisters, Pauline (Anthony)

Walter Reynolds

Gaylesville
Walter Reynolds, 24, died Aug. 26, 2016. Surviving, parents, Bradley Claude Reynolds, Karen Jennings; brother, Claude Reynolds, II; grandparents, Claude Reynolds, Johnny Sanford. Funeral: noon Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, EST, Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation:

James Smith

Whitwell
James Wesley Smith, 47, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina Marie Smith; father, James Elbert Smith; mother, Shirley Quarles Terry; sisters, Charlotte Marie Smith; step-sister, Donna
Norman F. Smith, 85, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. The family will
Ollie Mae Smith, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in an Atlanta hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Floyd Malcom Smith, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at his residence. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. at New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Aaron Mills as the eulogist. Burial: Highland
Bob Soka, died on Aug. 17, 2016, in Chattanooga, at the age of 94. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Wauhatchee United Methodist Church. The family will receive
Robert Thomas Stinnett was born Feb. 29, 1944, Nashville, and died Aug. 23, 2016, Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irene and Bill Stinnett; and sister, Barbara Stinnett Latta. He
George Summerow, 67, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

W. Franklin Sweeney

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Franklin Sweeney, 61, beloved son of the late John and Gertrude Sweeney, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Loving brother of Laura A. Wilson (the late W.H. Wilson), he is also survived by a host
William Henry "Bill" Weber, 70, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Aug. 15, 2016. Bill was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, colleague and friend. He had a long, successful career in the power industry. He
Richard Terry Wilson, died in Santa Monica, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2016. Born on Jan. 24, 1949, in Langdale, Ala., he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Calvin Wilson, Jr., and

Nyrene Wimpee

Rossville
Nyrene Quinn Wimpee, 91, passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in a local hospital. Mrs. Wimpee was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia area and a member of Chattanooga First Church
Roosevelt Wise, 73, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

In MemoryJames Fredrick

February 6, 1936- August. 26, 2014 We love and miss you. Your Wife, Gloria and Children, Alfred, Alfredia, Napoleon, and Cassandra and Grandchildren.
Dr. Lawrence Akers Dr. Lawrence Keith Akers, who came to Chattanooga in 1986, as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Chattanooga, died at his North Chattanooga home Monday, Aug.
Ammel Baine, Jr., 73, of Lookout Valley, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. He attended Tiftonia Baptist Church and was a member of Lookout Valley Lodge #673 F & A M. Survivors include his wife,
Charles Lee Ballard, 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member of
William Bulie "Bud" Crider, 69, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are Sunday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. ct at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rodney Powell and
Lonnie Thomas DeFur, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Faddie DeFur. Survivors include
o Resurreccion Ravalo "Pita" Deocampo, 85, entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. She was born
William Parks "Bill" Dobbs, Jr., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at his home in East Ridge. He was born March 26, 1943, in Chattanooga, to parents William Parks Dobbs and Alma Gluck Peterson

Alice Dycus

Ringgold
Alice Powers Dycus, 73, also of Cohutta, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Erlanger Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Betty Powers; father and mother-in-law, Dewey and
Evelyn L. Edwards, entered a loving home Aug. 31, 1945, left a loving home Aug. 19, 2016. Memorial Services Aug. 31, 2016, 5:30 p.m. at Gateway Baptist Church, 10 Saraland Blvd. North, Saraland, Al.
Olin Donald Ellison, 79, passed away Aug. 20, 2016. Poppa Don, as we fondly called him, always looked for the positive in all situations and could weave hilarious stories based on simple life situations. He

David Gagliano

Ringgold
David H. Gagliano, 70, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, after a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he attended East Lake Elementary and Junior High, and Chattanooga

Herbert Gravitt

Whitwell
Herbert Gravitt, Sr., 98, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in a local health care facility. At the time of his death he was the oldest living and longest standing member of Whitwell First Baptist Church,
Jack Hatcher Sr. Jack Wright Hatcher, Sr. was born on June 8, 1928, in Knoxville, Tenn., his family having roots in Southeast Tennessee since the 1820s. He passed away in Chattanooga on Aug. 25,
Olen Lee Hendon, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. He was a local business man and land developer. Olen was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Lois Hendon. Survivors
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