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Local Obits for Wed. May 27, 2015


Wanda Lane Bice, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell "Bo" Bice. Wanda is survived by her sons, Randy Long and Tracy Long; her
Marie Zimmerman Bunch, 73, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, after a championship battle of 25-plus years with cancer and never retiring from being a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded
Susan Lyn Ward Cox, 58, died peacefully Sunday, May 24, 2015, in her home. She is survived by her son, Nathan Cox (Kerry); grandsons, Corey and Caden; mother, Jean Overton, father, Robert Ward (Susan); brother,
Kathy Elaine Reeves Cravets, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at her residence. She was a member of Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle and retired from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee after 25

Shirley Eargle

Rossville
Shirley Eargle, 78, passed away at her residence on Friday, May 22, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and brother. She is survived by two daughters, Debra Amick, of Chattanooga
EddieTinker TRENTON Eddie Charlene Tinker, 56, died early Saturday morning, May 23, 2015, at her residence. She was recently employed by The Inside Restaurant in Chattanooga. She was a member of New Life Church

Clyde Finley

Peachtree city
Clyde Finley, 80, passed away May 15, 2015. Clyde was the owner of Finleys Florist in East Point, Ga., for 45 years and was retired from the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by
Claudette Payne Griffin, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born in Ashville, N.C., on April 16, 1962. At age seven her family moved to Chattanooga. She graduated from Samford
Brenda Faye Holloway, 62, passed away on May 26, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Lauren Johnson KIMBALL Lauren Johnson, 24, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Lauren graduated from North Jackson High School in 2009 with an advanced diploma. She was preceded in death by her
Howard Johnson Sr. Howard Lynn Johnson Sr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. Mr. Johnson was a faithful and devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a successful

Riley Watkins Jr

. decherd
Riley Watkins Jr., 88, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015. Visitation today from 5-8 p.m. at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.
Billy Blackwell Jr. TRION William "Billy" Blackwell Jr., 56, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his residence. Services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Lawrence Blackwell ,
Pamela Myer McCary, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in a Cleveland, Ohio Clinic. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral
Emory Lee McCoin, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on May 25, 2015. He was born on July 19, 1934 in West Virginia, the son of Emory Lark and Ora Elizabeth McCoin. He was a veteran

Lloyd McCurdy

Knoxville
Lloyd "Bud" McCurdy, 66, went home to be with his Savior on May 25, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He loved bluegrass music, fishing, and reading. He was a member of Sheet
Maggie Kathleen McGill, 83, died May 20, 2015. Survivors, children, Robert L. McGill III, Robin Sumrall; grandchildren, Harley Sumrall, Megan Walker, Jordan Sumrall. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, May
Alice Palmer Mitchell, born Nov. 15, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Alice was a caring wife, mother and sister who always put others before herself. She was

Christopher Moore

Lenoir city
Christopher Brian Moore passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Moore, of Hixson; sister, Lauren Elizabeth West (Tim); niece, Emily Hope West, all of the
The Rev. King Oehmig The Rev. Dr. Henry King Oehmig, 63, died suddenly on May 23, 2015, while fly fishing at the Blue Springs Club outside Chickamauga, Ga. It was a beloved place where he
Rev. Gary Howell Anderson, 52, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015. He was born in Palmer, Tenn., on Aug. 6, 1962. He attended the Faith Missionary Academy Church. He was preceded in death by
Connie Eileen Pierce, 67, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was a LPN for Maxim Health, she loved gardening and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by
Garland A. Porter Jr., 84, of Red Bank, left us May 25, 2015, to join his parents, Amanda and Garland Porter Sr.; and brothers, James Porter and Charles Porter; sisters, Virginia Ann Porter, Betty

Ray Powell

Valley head
Ray Powell, 63, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Powell was a 1970 graduate of Sylvania High School and was an Alpha Gama Rho while attending Auburn University and was retired from
Walter Price Sr., 69, passed away on May 26, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Aven., 622-9995.
James Guinn ATHENS James Therlow Guinn, 75, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Sweetwater Hospital in Sweetwater, Tenn. He was a native of East Ridge, Tenn., and preceded in death by

Ernest Rhoden

Pisgah
Ernest R. Rhoden, 78, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at his residence. Funeral today, May 27, at 1 p.m. CDT at Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Green Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation today
Marie Simpson, 83, on May 2, 2015, exchanged her earthy life for her eternal resting place. She was born to the union of John W. and Kate Jackson on May 21, 1931 in Decatur,

Donnie Smith

Mentone
Donnie Lee Smith, 66, passed away at his residence on May 28, 2015. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Burt Chapel, Valley Head with the Rev. Charles Flannigan and Rev. Steve Lucy officiating.
William Joshua Bowen Sr. 83, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 24, 2015 Life Care of Ooltewah. He was born July 22, 1931 in Atkinson County, Ga.,to the
Coy Wilkerson, 79, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT today, May 27, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be inMacdonia Cemtery.

Marie Womac

Riceville
Marie Womac, 89, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Funeral at 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at Upper Springs Creek Cemetery. Visitation from 5-7

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David Appleberry, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bob Barker

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Bob Lydell Barker, 71, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. Bob started with a career in law
Jerry Reed Bell, 36, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, TSGT Jerry Edward Bell. Survivors include his daughter, Kaylee Bell; son, Hunter

Leon Cates

Rising fawn
Leon Daniel Cates, 79, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and studied with the Philadelphia
Susan Lyn Cox, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away on May 24, 2015, at home with her loving family by her side. Arrangements will be announced by Cremation Center of Chattanooga, 1345 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga,
Kathy Reeves Cravets, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Claudette Payne Griffin, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born in Ashville, N.C., on April 16, 1962. At age seven her family moved to Chattanooga. She graduated from Samford

Peggy Harmon

Chickamauga
Peggy Joan Vaughn Harmon, 65, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2015. She has been a resident of Chickamauga for most of her life and was
Dr. C. Neil Herrick, 83, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Ogden, Utah, to the late Clyde William and Eliza

Bryan Jackson

Tunnel hill
Bryan H. Jackson, formerly of LaFayette, Ga., went home to be with his savior on May 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Pearl Neely Jackson; a brother,
Lauren Johnson KIMBALL Lauren Johnson, 24, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Lauren graduated from North Jackson High School in 2009 with an advanced diploma. She was preceded in death by her
Howard Lynn Johnson, Sr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. Mr. Johnson was a faithful and devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He was a successful businessman, and he
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