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Local Obits for Wed. May 06, 2015

Hugh Barrentine

Hugh Earlene Barrentine, 84, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Barrentine was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army, was retired from both DuPont and as a farmer. He was

Ruby Bennett

Ruby Jewell Bennett, 83, passed away Tuesday morning, May 5, 2015. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thurday at the funeral home. Visitation will be noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Kathryn Buff

Kathryn Buff, 88, passed away at her home on May 3, 2105. She was born in Oneida, Tenn., to the late Edward and Ethel Zumstein. She was a graduate of Ward-Belmont Preparatory School and
Randall "Randy" Leo Camp, 72, of East Ridge, departed this life Monday, May 4, 2015. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Leo and Ruby Camp and served in the United States Navy. Randy

Birda Cantrell

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Birda Ruth Linam Cantrell, 79, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. She was born in Harrison, to the late Frank and Mae Massengale Linam. She had previously resided in Chicago, Ill, Daytona Beach
James Robert "Elvis" Clayton, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015. He helped out at D&D Auto Salvage for many years. James loved dirt track racing and going to the drag strip.

Barbara Ford

Barbara Lane Ford, 84, departed this life Monday, May 4, 2015, at Transitional Health Services of Kannapolis, N.C. Barbara was born Dec. 29, 1930 to the late Haney S. and Lois F. Elrod of Ringgold,

Lizzie Fulps

Lizzie Fulps, 92, passed away on May 2, 2015. Lizzie was a resident of Rossville for more than 64 years and was of the Baptist faith. Before retiring, Lizzie worked for Rossville Convalescent Nursing

Doris Hall

Doris Elaine Hall, 58, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 4, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with Hepatic Encephalopathy and cerebrovascular accident. Doris was born on July
James C. Henry, 88, of Hixson passed on to his heavenly home on Monday, May 4, 2015. Born in Knoxville just across from Neyland Stadium, where he cheered on his beloved Tennessee Vols on many
Carole Huddleston ROSSVILLE Carolyn "Carole" Huddleston, 80, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 4, 2015, in a local hospital. She was a native of Saxton, Ky., a daughter

Mildred Hurst

Mildred Hurst passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. CDT today and 10-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday,May 8, from Valley Funeral Home chapel in Stevenson.
Emily Kelle, 66, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 2, 2015, following a brave and lengthy 5 1/2 year battle with cancer. Emily taught in the

James Kerby

James William Kerby, 100, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at Crowne Health Care. Funeral at 1 p.m. today, May 6, from Kerby Funeral Home. Burial in New Home Cemetery in

Liddie Lynn

Liddie Lee Griffith Lynn, "Mamaw", passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015. She was born in Whitwell to the late Mildred Mae Griffith and moved to Ringgold in 1961. Liddie was of the Baptist
Susan Elaine Macrellis, 50, passed away on May 2, 2015, at Parkridge Medical Center. She was a loving mother and devoted Christian. She was known as "Ms. Susan" to those who worked with her
Pappachan Mannankara Pappachan Mannankara, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his house. He was a native of Mavelikara, India but had lived in the Chattanooga area
Richard "Dick" McKinley Massengill Jr., 85, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 in a Chattanooga hospital. Funeral at 8 p.m. today at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment at 11 a.m.Thursday in Benton Memorial Gardens.
liani Charlotte Massey Giuliani, 66, lost her battle with cancer on April 24, 2015, with her husband, John Giuliani by her side in DeBary, Fla. Charlotte grew up in Hinkle, Ga. After high school,

Arthur Matthews

Arthur Will Matthews departed this life on Friday, May 1, 2015, in Nashville. He was a member of St. Paul AME Church in Chattanooga and retired from Mount Vernon Restaurant. Funeral service will be
Norman R. Michal Jr., 66, of Chattanooga, passed peacefully from this life on May 5, 2015. He was born in Salina, Kan., on March 8, 1949. He graduated from Kansas State University.

Lee Moran

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Marion Lee Baker Moran, 51, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 4, 2015. She died suddenly of natural causes at her home. She will be dearly missed by many
Yvonne "Nonnie" Oliver, 77, of Harrison, passed away on Friday May 1, 2015. She was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Oliver; parents, Clarence and
Edward Settle Richards, 88, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home. He was the son of the late James and Bessie Richards of Knoxville, Tenn. His wife, Laura T. Richards; sisters-in-law,
Barbara Jean "Bobbie" Rogers, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away May 1, 2015. She was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church. Her husband, Fred Tipton Rogers and her father, Jack Workman, preceded her in death.
Veronica Marie Schwarze, 89, of Franklin Park, Ill., and Ringgold, passed away Monday, May 4,2015. She was the loving wife of Raymond B. Schwarze. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Martin) Zatelli;

Sharen Shields

Sharen Mueller Shields, 56, died May 1, 2015, from injuries sustained in a car wreck. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and member of Grace Church in Ringgold, Ga. Sharen was employed by TVA

Mary Smith

Mary Ruth Smith, 77, died Monday,May 4, 2015, at Soddy-DaisyHealth Care. Funeral at 4 p.m. Thursday with visitation from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Ad Smith Cemetery. Please visit
Jessica Susann Spring, of Hixson, passed away on April 29, 2015. Jessica, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, born on March 1, 1974, Chattanooga, attended public schools in Chattanooga and graduated from Chattanooga

Kay Thomas

Kay O'Dell Thomas, 74, died May 5, 2015, at The Healthcare at Adams Place. Visitation at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Ala. on Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT followed by a Graveside Service at 1

Bethany Wardell

Bethany Sharon Wardell, 39, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Visitation from 4-5 p.m. today, May 6,at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow in the Moore-Cortner Chapel at 5 p.m.

Nagle Wheeler

Nagle Willis Wheeler, 87, passed away on May 4, 2015, at a local hospital. Nagle was a lifelong resident of the north Georgia area and member of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran
Virginia Bradley Yarbrough, 98, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully and entered the presence of God on May 2, 2015, in Raleigh, N.C., where she had lived with her daughter and family these last ten

In MemoryRichard Ervin

September 11, 1978- May 6, 2009 Son, it has been six years since you left us and we truly love and miss you dearly. We always think of you each and everyday.

In MemoryBobby Hayes Jr.

Happy Birthday, Bobby! We miss your great smile, quiet laughter, and warm spirit. We know you are celebrating with the Lord. We love you always. The Hayes, Davis, McCoy, Millsaps, Hubbard, Green, and other family
May 28, 1935 - May 6, 2014 Its been one year since you made your heavenly journey. We miss and love you. Chapman, Graham, McElvain, Newsom and Ridley families, special


August 11, 1932 - May 6, 2010 We love you and we miss you. See you soon in Paradise. Louise, Johanna, Emma, Christine, grandchildren and other family members.

Merrill Ansley

Merrill E. Ansley, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 6,at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.

Kenneth Baldwin

Kenneth Baldwin, 72, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
John Wilson "Jack" Barbour, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Parkwood Retirement Apartments in Chattanooga. Jack was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He attended Westinghouse High

Kathryn Buff

Kathryn Buff, 88, passed away at her home on May 3, 2105. She was born in Oneida, Tenn., to the late Edward and Ethel Zumstein. She was a graduate of Ward-Belmont Preparatory School and

Barbara Burkhart

Barbara Jean Cox Burkhart, 76, passed away May 1, 2015. Friends and family will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery 1:45 p.m. today for a 2 p.m. graveside service. Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel in

Doris Carton

Doris Croft Carton, 72, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Funeral is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Macedonia #2 Cemetery. Visitation is set for
Virginia "Jenny" Josephine Lee Smedley Curvin reached the end of her almost 88 year walk Saturday, May 2, 2015, surrounded by people who loved her. Her life centered around her home and family, and she
James Daniel "Goose" Goolesby, 31, of Ooltewah, passed away suddenly Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was a member of Carpenters Local 74 since 2008 and was a graduate of Ooltewah High School Class of
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