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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 01, 2015



Charles Blakemore

Chickamauga
Charles Raymond Blakemore, 58, passed away on Aug. 30, 2015. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was co-owner of RTB Diesel Repair. Charles will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Susan Brewster

Fort payne
Susan Melissa Biddle Brewster, 57, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Susan is survived by her husband, Danny Brewster; parents, Paul and Norma Biddle; mother and father-in-law, Ray and Ethel Brewster; brothers, Gary Paul Biddle,
Mr. Arthur H. Brown, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Chattanooga. Born in Old Forge, Pa. on Aug. 6, 1929, he was preceded in death by his father,
Charles McDaniel Edwards, 90, died Aug.31, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from Noon until the service hour on
Dobbie Higgins,41, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. He was survived by his mother, Sandra Gail Higgins, of Soddy-Daisy; his father, Robert Higgins, of Chickamauga, Ga.; and brother, Jodie

Essie Higgins

Griffith creek
Essie P. Womack Higgins, 92, of the Griffith Creek Community, took her heavenly flight Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by husband, Herbert Higgins; son,
Jimmy Hood, 33, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ross Jamerson

Athens
Ross Lee Jamerson, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at his residence. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Conasauga Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home,

Rodney Langley

Sand rock
Rodney Preston Langley, 43, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from Big Rock Congregational Holiness Church with burial to follow in Big Rock cemetery. Visitation at the Church from noon-3:30
Leonard Ludsky, 62, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Mr. Ludsky grew up in Chattanooga and was the son of the late Jerome Ludsky and Thelma Coltan. He was a 1971 graduate
Donna Kaye Mathis, 62, formerly of Harrison, passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in a local health care facility. A native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a graduate of Kirkman

Ruth Miller

Ten mile
Ruth Isabell Cole Miller, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. Funeral 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday in Luminary Cemetery in Roane County. Visitation
Jerry Minton DUNLAP Thomas Jerry Minton, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly and Hazel Teeters Minton; daughters, Mary Darlene Minton, Sherry Dorlene Minton and
Frances Starr North, 84, Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. North Sr.; and their son Kevin Scott
John Edward Orr, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Nellie Perez

Fort payne
Nellie Mae Perez, 65, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, from Jesus New Covenant with Brother Autry Barnhill officiating, burial will follow in New Testament Cemetery. Visitation
William Elmer Rush, 66, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Crettie Lou Rush; sister, Peggy Rush. Mr. Rush was a United States Army

Rosie Sharp

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mamie Rosella "Rosie" Linam Sharp, 77, went home to be with The Lord Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. She was born in Hamilton County, Tenn., to the late Frank and Mae Massingale Linam. She

Dawn Shavers

Ringgold
Dawn Rachel Goff Shavers, 43, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of Peavine Baptist Church. Dawn

Jackie Simpson

Fort oglethorpe
Jackie Dean Simpson, 45, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Southern Baptist faith. Jackie, a graduate of LFO, class

Patricia Steele

Rock spring
Patricia Ramona Steele, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She grew up in Winchester, Tenn., before moving to the Chattanooga area when she was 12 years
Daniel Andrew Trotter, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Mr. Trotter attended the University of Miami and then went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dan worked
Eugenya "Jeanie" Turner, 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Rhea Medical Center. She will be laid to rest in Buttram Cemetery. Please share your memories on her on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com. The
Hoyle Walden CHATSWORTH Hoyle Dae Walden, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in a Dalton hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia and was a member of the Baptist Faith. He

Hazel Wilson

Evensville
Hazel J. Wilson, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. She is survived by her children, Cathy Curvin of Evensville, Carla Gillen and Michael Haught, both of Michigan; two brothers; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will

In MemoryMinnie Cox

April 3, 1922 September 1, 2013 You have departed this earthly home but you are not forgotten. Family and Friends.

In MemoryJAMES WILLIAMS

September 1, 1942 - April 25, 2014 Gone but not forgotten. We love and miss you. Your wife Sarah and Family.
Darrell L. Bannon, 46, of Chattanooga, passed

Bertha Blevins

Henegar
Bertha Louise Smith Blevins, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 29, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Blevins was retired from Buster Brown Apparel and was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded
Christopher Ryan Faure, 36, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Sadie Mae Gray, 73, of Apison, passed away at her home on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Sadie was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. Sadie worked at
William Burk Harris, age 85, retired Master Chief of the United States Navy, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. He was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Melbourne, Ark. to the
Micheal Craig Harrison, 50, passed away Aug. 27, 2015. Born in Gallatin, April 12, 1965, and moved to Chattanooga as a young adult. He was the son of David and Polly Harrison. Life partner

Georgia Henry

Palmer
Georgia Ruth Henry, 64, passed away at her home Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She was born in Winchester, Tenn., to Warner and Virginia Anderson Troxler, who preceded her in death along with her
Dalmous Holbrook, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Survivors: wife, Mona Holbrook; children, Dale, Sunshine, Teresa and Wendy; four siblings; five grandchildren. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation: noon-2 p.m.

Betty Holbrooks

Crossville
Betty Ruth Conally Holbrooks, 73, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Services will be 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Sept. 1, from Crossville 1st Baptist Church. Burial follows in Lathanville Cemetery. Visitation: 1-3 p.m. CDTTuesday at
Orpha Ramey Huddleston, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. She was born in Elkhorn City, KY., retired as a nurse from Memorial Hospital and was a member of St. John United
Donna Noreen Jokinen, 65, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester. Services are 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 3, at Cowan

Dr. David McKinney

Pikeville
Dr. David Leon McKinney Jr., 49, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2105. David attended First Southern Baptist Church. Dr. McKinney received his B.A. from Baylor University in 1987, and graduated with his Doctorate from the
Shirley Moten, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Woodrow Parks, 69, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Terry Lamar Poteet, 49, of Graysville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.

Pete Powell

Whitwell
Vernon "Pete" Powell, 74, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Pete was retired from The Marion County Highway Department. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maybelle Slatton Powell; father, Fletcher Powell;
Ada M. Smith, 86, passed away Sunday, Aug.30, 2015 at a local heathcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Edna Tate

Henegar
Edna Tate, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Funeral services will be 11 a..m. CDT Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, from Kerby Funeral Homes Chapel. Burial in Concord Cemetery, Villanow, Ga., Kerby Funeral Home
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