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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 14, 2016


Mary Ruth Ash Taylor, "Ms. Sis," of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 22, 1928. She was an
Lucinda Ann Barrett, 69, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Martha Kathryn Price Bell, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2016, at age 89. Born Aug. 31, 1926, in Rockmart, Ga., Martha was a graduate of Central High School and
George Stanley Birch, 94, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. He was born in Vineland, N.J., to the late George and Ethel Birch. George served
Martha Babcock Bird A memorial celebration for the late Martha Babcock James Bird, who died on Sept. 21, will be held at First-Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. Her
Gregory Thomas "Greg" Boston, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Greg was a member of the former Signal Hill Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Red Bank
Margaret Bradshaw, 97, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Bradshaw Suddeth; grandson, Clip (Mary) Suddeth; granddaughter, Julie (Eric) Hixson; great-grandchildren,
Ruth Anne Feeny Bullard, of Chatanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, surrounded by her family at the end of a long and blessed life. She was preceded in death by Dr. Arch H.
Arthur Campbell, 70, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at his Villa Rica, Ga., home on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Mr. Campbell served on the Chattanooga Hamilton County Planning Commission and as a Hamilton County
Betty JoAnn Campbell, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. JoAnn was a longtime employee with Holiday Bowl in Brainerd. She enjoyed bowling, dancing and gardening. She was preceded

Mary Chandler

Cleveland
Mary Lee Ball Chandler, 94, a former resident of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at home in Cleveland, Tenn. Mary was born in Horse Cave, Ky., April 21, 1921, to Willie Lee Ball and
Louise Cohen, 86, loved mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Feb. 8, 2016. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to Samuel and Sarah Dubin, and lived most of her life there and in other parts
Mary Elizabeth Englebert, 21, of Sachse, Texas, and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Colorado City, Colo. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb.
Opal "Judy" Epperson, 92, of East Brainerd, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Epperson was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church and a former
Charles Lawwill Felner, 90, a decorated World War II veteran formerly of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at his residence in Stone Mountain, Ga., surrounded by family and
Margaret D. Fisher, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Geraldine Goggans

Fort payne
Geraldine Goggans, 63, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. CST onMonday, Feb. 15, 2016, from TheWay of the Holiness Church. Burial to follow in Fisher Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8
Alline Kirby Griffith, 83, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at her residence. Mrs. Kirby was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dowell and

James Hall

Flintstone
James L. "Catfish" Hall, 46, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. James was a native of Marion County and attended Marion County High School, but had spent the last 26 years in Flintstone.

Vicki Hazelwood

Chickamauga
Vicki Hazelwood, 60, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Walker County and was the Former co-owner of A-1st Bookkeeping. Vicki
Thelma Van Hooser, 97, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 5, in Dallas, Texas. She was Director of the Chattanooga Schools Food Service Department for 25 years. She is survived
Willie Mae "Billie" Hunsucker, 93, of Chattanooga, peacefully went to meet her savior on Saturday morning, Feb. 13, 2016 Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler England; brother, E.J. England;

Carol Land

Dunlap
Carol C. Land, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Bobbly L. Mapp, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in a Cleveland, Tenn., healthcare center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Janie Sue Massey, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in a local healthcare facility. Ms. Massey was born July 26, 1929, in Chattanooga to the late Joseph William Massey and Edith Cox
James "Fred" McDaniel, went home to be with our Lord on Feb. 11, 2016, surrounded by his children. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary McDaniel; sister, Judy Dill; and brother,
Lola Margie "Mamaw" Etherton McDaniel, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2016. A member of Unity Baptist Church, she was a homemaker that served her community for 53 years

David Moreland

Orlando
David M. Moreland, passed away peacefully on Feb. 10, 2016. David was a Christian, attended First Baptist Church, Orlando, and looked forward to his eternal home and "imperishable" new body in Heaven. He was

Laura Mosher

Mentone
Laura Lynn Mosher, 47, passed Feb. 13, 2016. Survivors, husband, Jeff Mosher Sr.; mother, Mae Gallimore; stepsons, Jeffrey Jr. (Ashton) Mosher, Chad (Julie) Mosher; sisters, Lisa Eizaddoust, Tonja Shafer; four grandchildren. Funeral: 2 p.m.
Clifford Norton, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Patsy Patterson

Chatsworth
Patsy Carol Hancock Patterson, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Donald Coleman Payne Sr., 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in a local health care facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home,

Elma Perkins

Rossville
Elma Dalva Perkins, 76, passed away at her home on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. A daughter of the late Theordore and Naomi Graham, she attended Lakeview High School in Fort Oglethorpe. Elma had an eye
Terry Gene Phillips, 24, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville. Burial will follow in

Jean Robinson

Dayton
Jean Jeanette Robinson, 88, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Life Care of Rhea County. Jean was born in Elyris, Ohio, on June 20, 1927, and married her sweetheart Robby, on Aug. 20, 1944.
Clayton Morris Rowe, 91, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. He was born March 28, 1924, in Stearns, Ky., to the late Ledford and Dora Rowe. He was a United States Navy
Edna Ann Hollaway Salmons, 86, of East Brainerd, passed away from this life Feb. 10, 2016, at a local hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1929, to the late Leon and Mary Hollaway, she was a 1948

James Sisk

Rossville
James Everett "Jim" Sisk, 84, passed away Feb. 12, 2016. James was the owner of North Georgia Printing Company for over 50 years. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple and attended

William Skidmore

Winchester
Colonel William Frank Skidmore, U.S. Army (Ret.) passed Feb. 12, 2016. A combat veteran of Europe and Korea, he was awarded a Bronze Star. Visitation: 1-3 p.m. CST Monday, Feb. 15, at

Mildred Tallent

Fort oglethorpe
Mildred Louise Thomas Denton Tallent, 96, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Parkside Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the

Patricia West

Rossville
Patricia A. West, 73, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in a local hospital. She was born on June 3, 1942, in Chattanooga, to the late Dewey and Sidney Archie. Patricia retired from Standard-Coosa-Thatcher
James Lenol "Sonny" White Jr., 73, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Feb. 9, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Sonny was born Oct. 4, 1942 in Chattanooga, to James Lenol and Virginia Ruth Ledord White
Louise D. Willhoit, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Mrs. Willhoit was born and raised in Southeast Tennessee. She was previously employed as a hairdresser. Louise was also a
Clarence Wiley Williams, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. He was an employee of Wilcox Driving Range and a member of Brown Acres Golf Course. He is survived by
Vicki Lynn Miller Woods, 64, a life-long resident of Hixson, slipped peacefully from Earth to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Vicki was born in Athens, Tenn.,
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