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Local Obits for Mon. May 29, 2017


Charlie L. Andrews, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Advantage Funeral Home. Services will be, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in the
DALTON — Joe Baker, 73, died Friday. Funeral service is 1 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home, Chatsworth.
Virginia Jo Carlisle, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 21,2017. She was the daughter of the late Rosa and Thomas Robbins. Virginia was preceded in death by her
LaFAYETTE — Deborah Sue Chambers, 62, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was a member of the Harbor Lights Baptist Church for 21 years. Preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy “ Dot” Gribble Stapp. Survived by
PIKEVILLE — Kathy Davis Smith, 63, died Friday, May 26, 2017. Online condolences at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville, Tenn.
FORT OGLETHORPE — Carol Jean Farmer, 68, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Pentecostal faith. Carol was previously employed with Hutcheson Medical
Jewel Elizabeth Watson Farrar, 101, of Ooltewah, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Jewel was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Farrar; her parents, Galia Stewart Watson and
John Gass III, 93, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away on Friday May 26, 2017, at his home at Thrive at Brow Wood. Raised in Sewanee, Tenn., he was the son of the late Henry Markley
FORT OGLETHORPE — Wilma Pauline Guinn, 79, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. She was a member of the Mountain City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Highway 58 Ruritan Club and the Garden
Ervin Joe Harrison, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
EVENSVILLE — Luther D. Hurst, 68, passed away May 27, 2017, at his residence. Service: Wednesday, May 31, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Kathy Young officiating. Visitation is Tuesday
Nancy Emily Jones died on Friday, May 26, 2017, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was born May 23, 1931, to George Hardy and Aileen Greer Jones. She was a graduate of
SEWANNEE — Stanley “Butch” Kane, 82, passed away on Friday May 26, 2016. Watson North Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, www.watsonnorth.com.
FYFFE — Rev. Damon Keck, services will be held today, May 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
SUMMERVILLE — Charles Milstead Sr., died May 24, 2017. He is survived by his sons, Charles Milstead Jr. (Teresa), Daniel Milstead, and Richard Milstead; daughters, Kathy (Wayne) Gentry, Debra (Keith) Farmer, Belinda Milstead, Kim Dean, and
ROSSVILLE — Savannah attorney Paul W. Painter Jr. passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., on Aug. 10, 1945, while his father was on active duty in World War II. He
Lewis W. “Charlie” Powell passed away May 21, 2017. The body will lie-in-state beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by John
Mary “Billie” Roberts, 89, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away May 27, 2017. She attended Christ Family Church. Billie was preceded in death by husband, Dennis Lee Roberts; two daughters, Virginia Roberts and Alma Davis; a brother, Carlos
Thomas Kevin Roell, Sr., 66, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at
Sue Shepherd, 80, of Hixson, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Sue was born in Fayette, Ala., on April 20, 1937, to the late William and Roberta Babb. She
Mary “Frances” Sinor, 88, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born on Aug. 2, 1928, in Fairmount, Ga., and grew up in Eton, Ga., before graduating
Robert Lee Smith Jr, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Ooltewah High. Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mildred McCarry, Alma Jean
Nora Marie Fetzer Still, of McDonald, died Saturday, May 27, 2017. Nora was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William H. Still Jr.; her parents, Albert and Nora Fetzer; as well as her
CROSSVILLE — Steve Walker, services will be held today, May 29, 2017, at 2 p.m. from Liberty FCM Church, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Junnus R. Womack, 93, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Chattanooga Memorial Hospital. A retired chemist, he had worked for Robins Air Force Base before moving to Ringgold. Born in McMinnville, Tenn., to Cass R. and Mollie
DUNWOODY — Vicki Diane (Kelley) Brown, 72, passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, 2016, after suffering a brain aneurysm and multiple hemorrhagic strokes. Vicki was born June 20, 1944, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Vicki attended Chattanooga High School
Waverly Cameron, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Joshua Devon Cheeks, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Kenneth Henderson Clark, 73, of Chimes, Ark., formally of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. Born Aug. 24, 1943, in Heber Springs, Ark., to the late Glenn Henderson and Iris Holland Clark, Kenneth was a
RINGGOLD — John “Mark” Cunningham, 49, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 26, 2017. Mark was born 1968, in Athens, Ga. He was of the Methodist faith. Mark was employed at BankCard Solutions in Hixson. He
John Gass III, 93, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away on Friday May 26, 2017, at his home at Thrive at Brow Wood. Raised in Sewanee, Tenn., he was the son of the late Henry Markley
Sarah Thompson Gilman, 99, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died May 26, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Sarah Cooper Holtzclaw and T.C. Thompson Jr. Both of her grandfathers, the late T.C. Thompson and the
Carol Glenn, 87, of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents and brother, “Bud” Glenn. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, David and Sandy Glenn and several nieces and nephews. The Rev.
Doris Harden, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Lerlene Windham Hicks, 91, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017. After retirement Lerlene moved to the Chattanooga area from Lebanon, Tenn. She quickly joined Burks United Methodist Church and made many friends and
FORT PAYNE — Jean Hodges, graveside services will be held today, May 28, 2017, at 3 p.m. from Mountain View Memory Gardens, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
DUNLAP — Ina Fay Ewton Johnson, 69, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, after a brief illness. Ina Fay was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Dorthy Skyles Ewton; grandson, J.T. Holloway; great-grandson, Brayden Morgan;
Nancy Emily Jones died on Friday, May 26, 2017, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was born May 23, 1931, to George Hardy and Aileen Greer Jones. She was a graduate of
CROSSVILLE — Audrey Kimsey, 95, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. Geraldine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
COVINGTON — Alma Louise Knowles, 69, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
David Ray Lunsford, 82, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2017. David lovingly served Christ, his country, his community, and his family. From his witty wisdom to his guitar picking, David
Billy Eugene Manus, 72, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The funeral service will be today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Jim Reed and David Turner officiating. Billy will be laid
DECHERD — Patrick B. Patterson, 52, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017. Watson-North Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements, www.watsonnorth.com.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN — Joseph Gerald Powell, 70, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. He was retired from Roper and had served in the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Clara
FLINTSTONE — Ronald Lee "Pedro" Pryor passed away May 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Grady Lee Pryor Jr. Ronnie was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sept. 28, 1957. Ronnie was of Christian
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jared Martin, who played a cowboy and was a fan favorite on the 1980s soap opera "Dallas," has died. He was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Denis Johnson, the prize-winning author best known for the classic story collection "Jesus' Son," has died. He was 67.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Patti Upton, founder of home fragrance company Aromatique, has died in Arkansas at age 79.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.