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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 25, 2014


Edward Barnes, 43, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Linda Bentley

Chickamauga
Linda Jane Reed Bentley, 63, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. She had lived most of her life in the Clarksdale, Miss., area before moving to
Wahnetta Bourquin, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.
Christiane Lucie Burchard, 90, of Flat Top Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. She was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. Born in France, Christiane was a veteran of
Fannie Mae Beasley Casteel, 100, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. She was born in Murphy, N.C., to the late Henry and Mollie Beasley. Fannie Mae has been a resident of
Mildred Rubylee "Dinkle" Flowers Clayton, 83, died, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home, Funeral to follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday
Lillian L. Cox, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith, Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.,

Lula Darden

Kensington
Lula Louise Darden, 69, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Service set for 2 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Kensington. Visitation at the funeral home
Ervin Lee "Erv" Daugherty, 80, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at his residence. He was a United States Army veteran.

Frances Edgeman

Ringgold
Frances Smith Edgeman, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was of the Baptist faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold

Edward Filyaw

Bryant
Edward E. Filyaw, 67, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. He worked at Trenton Spinning Mill for a number of years before working at Beau of America and retiring in 2009. He is preceded

Grace Gray

Rossville
Grace Gray, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, following an extended illness. Mrs. Gray retired at age 70 from Hutcheson Medical Center after 16 years of service. She was a loving mother
Joseph Riley Greene, 12, of East Brainerd, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in a local hospital. Riley is now healthy, happy and with his grandmothers, grandfathers and other
Troy Talmadge Gullette, 88, of Chattanooga, and a long-time resident of Kingston, Tenn., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at his home. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and had retired after 40-plus
Martin Hise passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Minnie Ingram

Chickamauga
Minnie Mae Smith Ingram, 89, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. She was born Sept. 12, 1925,
Lamont A. Johnson Jr., age 5, passed away at T. C. Thompson's Children's Hospital on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors,
Frances Bettis Fairbanks Jordan, 99, of Ooltewah, moved on up to her new home in heaven on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2014. We thank God for letting us borrow her for almost 100 years
Thelma King, 93, Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Thelma was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. Thelma was enthusiastic about all of

Judy Martin

Pikeville
Judy Franczine Martin, 85, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Graveside services will be Friday 1 p.m. CSTin Sequatchie County Memorial Garden with Rev. David Rogers officiating. Send online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Visitation 9 a.m.-12:30
Martha Louise McCarter, 65, of Sale Creek, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Hixson Memorial North Hospital. She was a resident of Sale Creek for several years and attended Family Worship Center in Soddy-Daisy.
Leonard Morton, 72, of Ooltewah, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him loved and admired his kindness, his devotion to

Linda Moss

Trenton
Linda Helen Moss, 67, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Linda was born on Feb. 28, 1947, to the late Henry and Helen Johnson. She will always be remembered

Kenneth Neely

Trenton
James Kenneth Neely, 75, went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. He was employed by Chris Craft and worked as a truck driver for TVA. He was a member of General

Ola Pack

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Ola Jean Pack, 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral:

Elena Rogers

Dayton
Elena June Rogers, 91, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at her residence. Elena was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member of Waldens Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed sports, sewing, fishing, and

Marth Samples

Dutton
Martha Samples, 95, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Her funeral is Saturday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. CST from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation
Decie P. Saylor, 100, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway,

Jackie Sexton II

Chickamauga
Jackie Lee Sexton II, 39, passed on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Jackie Sexton and Evelyn McNabb Sexton; daughters, Hailey, Hannah and Heather Sexton; sisters, Beverly (Greg) Mayfield
Ross Herman Sharp 63, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Florence Marie Smith, 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 26, from noon-2 p.m. CST at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. with Brother
Rickey Smith, 43, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Rickey Smith, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ray Sutton, 63, of Oakley, Calif., passed away at his home, Dec. 4, 2014. Ray was born and raised in Chattanooga, and was a graduate of Red Bank High School. He was a member of
Herlinda Xiloj Vicente, 26, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Thomas Walker, 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangement by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Janet Washington, 76, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 623-9995.
Bert Wilson Wills Jr., DDS (retired) died on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at his residence. Dr. Wills was preceded in death by his parents, Bert W. Wills Sr. and Ena Hornsby Wills; and
Clarence E. Wilson, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Clarence was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and a former resident of Summit View

In MemoryPOLLY BABB

July 8, 1932 - April 14, 2014 MERRY CHRISTMAS Sweetheart Miss you so much now and forever. Stan.

In MemoryBen Beasley

Dec. 25, 1979-Jan. 26, 2006 Happy Birthday! Still loved and missed by Mom, Stephanie and your boys

In MemoryMinta Beene

Minta Belle Beene Doyle M. Housley Sr. Corinne E. Housley William E. Housley Carolyn E. Linam George E. Calfee David K. Sale MERRY CHRISTMAS We think of you daily and miss you all very

In MemoryTerra Francella

Remembering you at Christmas. Love, your Mom, Terry and Family
Dad, everyday I think of you and the special bond we shared. Your spirit will live on forever in my heart, especially on Christmas Day. I stand tall for you today, I am proud to

In Memory IN MEMORY

April 24, 1924- March 29, 2014 If we could visit heaven, even for a day, maybe for a moment, the pain would go away. Id put my arms around you , and whisper words so
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