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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 25, 2014



Peggy Cantrell

Fort oglethorpe
Peggy Beasley Cantrell, 75, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, after a long valiant battle with breast cancer, while surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held
Fannie Mae Beasley Casteel, 100, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

Thomas Crowell

Murray,
Ky. Thomas Crowell, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Opal Smith Crowell; daughters, Suzette (Mo) Moghadamian and Kathy (Craig) Glaze; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Tyson Cutts

Rising fawn
Tyson Wayne Cutts, 40, of Rising Fawn, Ga., departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. He was employed for over 15 years with Aubrey Black Decorative Concrete. He was preceded in death

Mary Daniel

Rossville
Mary Elizabeth Barnett Daniel, 80, departed this life Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. She was born in Dalton, Ga., to the late Harvey and Minnie Barnett and was a member of Flintstone Solid Rock Baptist

Bulah Ferguson

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Bulah M. Ferguson, 81, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. She was a member of Castle Rock Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Robert Ferguson; parents, Sim Rogers and Mattie

Ronald Fisher

Etowah
Ronald Dale Fisher, 63, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation: noon-2 pm Friday
Grace Summerville SUMMERVILLE Grace Lavern Foster Summerville, 61, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Survivors include her children, Trey, Cathy, Crystal and Rebecca; and a sister, Joy. A memorial service will be held at a
Riley Greene Joseph Riley Greene, 12, of East Brainerd, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, where

William Griffith

Tracy city
William S. Griffith, 84, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at his home. Memorial service 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Dec. 28, in the funeral home chapel. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. CST Friday. Arrangements by Foster &

Jim Hicks

Athens
James "Jim" Hicks, 80, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Lively Hicks. At Jims request, no formal services

Eva Holt

South pittsburg
Eva "Pudden" Holt, 71, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Preceded by son, Bruce Allan Miller; brother, George Bell; great-grandson, Layne Kelly. Survivors: daughters, Angie Pelham, Lina Tozier; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled

Willa Hughes

Ringgold
Willa Imogene Chambers Hughes, 90, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at her residence. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of Boynton Baptist Church. She is preceded
Josephine Jackson, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at a local hospice facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral &Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, Funeral Directors.
Evelyn B. Leathers, 95, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2014. She was born March 31, 1919, in Hollywood, Ala., daughter of the late Hal and Lula Bradford. Survivors include
Doris Jean Melton, 76, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Doris was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was retired as an office manager. Doris was preceded in death by

Jerry Miles

Bridgeport
Jerry Don Miles, 67, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 24, from noon-9 p.m. CST. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel,

Mary Minter

Cleveland
Mary Patricia Minter, 84, passed away Dec. 22, 2014. Visitation from 10 a.m.-noon at Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy. Service will be noon Wednesday, Dec. 24. Interment at

James Morgan

Rossville
James William Lawrence Morgan, 85, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in the privacy of his home. He was born on Dec. 15, 1929 in Rising Fawn, Ga., and was the first

Gary Standridge

Ringgold
Gary Carl Standridge, 51, departed this life Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. He was born in Fort McPherson, Ga., to the late Paul and Blanche Standridge. He was also preceded in death by his siblings,
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
Bridgette Twomey Bridgette Twomey, 48, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She was survived by her brother, Geoff Daffron; daughter, Chari Mullis; son, James Mullis; seven grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles,

Junior Whitlock

Geraldine
Junior Whitlock, 57, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Funeral is set for Friday, Dec. 26, at 1 p.m. CST from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Hebron Cemetery. Visitation
Clarence E. Wilson, 95, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401

In MemoryCarrie Kelsay

Carrie Evelyn Kelsay Mar. 20, 1933-Dec. 24, 2013 Mother we miss you , we think about you everyday. Sadly missed by your Husband, William Kelsay Sr.; Sons, Don and Bill, Sisters, Grace

In MemoryElizabeth McNabb

Elizabeth "Susie" McNabb December 24th. Happy Birthday Momma, I know you are celebrating in Heaven on your special day. hat we all would not give to have you back with us. We will

Athel Agan

Summerville
Athel Mae Agan, 74, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Survivors, husband, Marvin Agan; children, Christopher Agan, Deborah Sizemore, April Reed, Connie Hawkins; sister, Glenda Turner; nine grand-children; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral is 1 p.m. Tuesday,

Helen Brannan

Monteagle
Helen Joyce Partin Brannan, 75, passed from this life to her eternal home Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2014. Funeral services: 11 a.m. CSTtoday in the funeral home chapel, Brother James Collins officiating. Burial in Franklin
Marilyn Lorene Calhoun, 76, passed away at a local hospital on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. She was a graduate of Howard High School. She retired from housekeeping at Siskin Hospital. She was a

Peggy Cantrell

Fort oglethorpe
Peggy Beasley Cantrell, 75, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, after a long valiant battle with breast cancer, while surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born on
James Parker "Jimmy" Cantrell, 64, passed away, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. An avid outdoorsman, James loved to dig ginseng and metal detect. He had worked a Lodge Manufacturing. His wife, Nancy, preceded him

Gussie Clark

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Gussie M. Clark, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in a hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Martha McDaris Dooley died peacefully at her residence on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, following a brief illness at the age of 92. She was preceeded in death by her husband of 49 1/2 years, James
Tommy Hammil, of Harrison, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end

Joetta Harris

Rossville
Joetta Schmitt Harris, 84, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member on Pathway Baptist Church. Joetta retired in 2003 from
Monty Knox Hullander, 53, of Apison, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Monty was preceded in death by his mother, Delores; father, Patrick; sister, Bridgette; and brother, Ronnie. Survivors are his daughters, Sonya Cross, Brandy
Myra Lee Jones, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at her local residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Kenneth Lee, 44, of Chattanooga, passed in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
In Memory Mother Willie Mae Smith who departed this life December 23, 1981. Precious memories, how they linger, how they ever flood my soul. In the stillness
Rita L. McAdoo, 57, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Martha McClure

Ringgold
Martha Louise McClure, 72, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at a local hospital. Martha was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. She had been a hairdresser for a number of years
Doris Jean Melton, 76, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Doris was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was retired as an office manager. Doris was preceded in death by
James A. "Jim" Neighbors, 69, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 23, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow
Doris Jean Newton, 83, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at a local hospice. Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, at Brainerd Baptist Church. Visitation will be 2-4
Betty Patillo, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at her local residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
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