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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 06, 2015


Anita McCalla Adkins of Chattanooga, broke the bonds of this earth on a heaven-bound journey March 3, 2015, following an extended illness. Anita was 75 years of age. She was a 1957 graduate of

Floyd Archer

Belvidere
Floyd C. Archer, 61, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today, March 6, 2015, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave NW, Winchester, TN
Joel Stanley Babb, 82, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Babb was the son of the late Joel Austin and Lissie Babb and was
ard Leon Cameron, 70, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and a retiree of Siskin hospital.

Raymond Brazil

Knoxville
Raymond Leon Brazil, 51, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Open Arms Day Care of Knoxville. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today at Ziegler Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at a later date at All
William Thomas Bryant, 63, passed away March 1, 2015 at home. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

L.B. Cook Jr.

Chattoogaville
Lark Blake "L.B." Cook, Jr., 84, died March 3, 2015. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Blake Cook Ellenburg and William Edward Ellenburg Jr.; grandchildren, Meredith Blake Ellenburg Dunagan, Matthew Edward Ellenburg; great-grandchild, Rachel Blake Dunagan.
Birtdella Edwards, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at her residence. She will lie-in-state today at 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at noon in the chapel

William Haggard

Spring,
Texas William Maurice "Bill" Haggard entered into rest on March 3, 2015, in The Woodlands, Texas. He was 68 years old. Born in Rossville, Ga., Bill graduated from Chattanooga High School and attended Middle
Ray Edward Hall, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his home. He was employed at U.T.C. Ray was a son of the late Harvey Ray Hall Jr. and Lucille Kilgore Hall.
Sybil Lee Partin Henley, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015. Sybil grew up in Pelham, Tenn., but lived in Chattanooga during her later life, where she spent time
Beverly Ann Gladden Hitchcock, 50, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital. Survivors include: husband, Eric Hitchcock Sr.; son, Eric Hitchcock Jr,; daughter, Erica Hitchcock; grandchildren,Makayla
Edgar Hudson, 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his home. He was born July 29, 1924. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Hudson; daughter, Diane Hudson; son,

Lela Hunt

Nashville
Lela M. Leslie Hunt passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in a Rehabilitation facility in Nashville. Survivors include her children, John D. Leslie and Pastor James L. (Alanda) Leslie; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters; a host
Tigress Isaac, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Hospice of Chattanooga. He was a member of Washington Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Isaac Sr.
Judy Jeffers, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She was a member of Green Pond Baptist Church. She had worked for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and had served her community for the
Kelsey Kapherr Kelsey Blayne Kapherr, 23, of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Kelsey was born at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, on June 6, 1991. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County.
Mary Jane Levi, went home to be with Jesus, Monday, March 2, 2015, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends. Mary Jane was a graduate

Dennis Parrott

Henagar
Dennis Parrott, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his residence. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday, March 7, from Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville. The family will receive friends today, March 6,
Joseph Harlan Petty, 81, longtime local CPA and investment advisor died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, after a brief illness. Joe was born on Nov. 12, 1933 in Cookeville, Tenn. Growing up in Chattanooga he
Curtis W. Phillips, 66, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015, in a local hospital, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with
Esther C. Pierce, 101, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born June 30, 1913 in Tunnel Hill, Ga., to the late John and Arrie Clinton. She was preceded in death by
Ronald Eugene Schroyer, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. He worked in law enforcement for many years and was a former Chief of Police

Hollice Shankles

Rainsville
Hollice Junior Shankles, 84, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. CST Saturday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Beulah Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be today, March 6,

Phyllis Simmons

Rossville
Phyllis Ann Jones Simmons, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Denver and Doris Burwick Jones; and brother, Johnny Jones. Surviving are her husband, Sam G. Simmons Jr.; children, Dylan
Geraldine V. Smith, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Michael Taylor

Rainsville
Michael D Taylor, 67, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Funeral at 1 p.m. CST Sunday, March 8, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Trevor Hill officiating. Burial in Greens Chapel. Visitation
John Daniel Thacker, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. John was born to John and Lela Thacker on Feb. 20, 1937. He is the ninth child in a family of ten
Deborah Ann Thigpen, 62, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. She married April 13, 1977 to Jim Thigpen and he survives. She was presently the Executive Director for Tennessee

Lester Tidwell

Tunnel hill
Lester Tidwell, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, with Rev. Charles Tidwell officiating. Burial will be in Lees Chapel Cemetery. Visitation

In MemoryVenora Borngne'

Venora Borngne' Venora Ann Cosey Borngne', 64, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a local hospital.
Anita McCalla Adkins, of Chattanooga, broke the bonds of this earth on a heaven-bound journey Tuesday, March 3, 2015, following an extended illness. Arrangements will be by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Lynn Anderson

Henagar
Loretta Lynn Ward Anderson, 67, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Anderson is survived by numerous cousins and friends. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was preceded in death

Dessie Atkins

Bryant
Dessie Elizabeth Ladd Atkins, 93, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Survivors include son, Mike Atkins; grandchildren, Tonia Beavers, Doug (Heather) Atkins, Danielle (Venkat) Atkins; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Beavers, Jessica Beavers, Chole Atkins and Callie Atkins. Mrs.

Patricia Avans

Trenton
Patricia "Patsy" Ann Avans, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. She had worked for Dade County School System in food services management. She enjoyed dancing and singing karaoke. She was a member of Sand

Steven Bales

Tuscaloosa
Gary Steven Bales, 51, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Steve was born Aug. 22, 1963 in Chattanooga. He graduated from Cathedral Christian Academy in 1981, received his BS at UAB in 1985, and his
Rosemary Borck, of Chattanooga, a beloved matriarch whose zest for life inspired her family and everyone around her, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. She was 94. Born in Kansas City, Kan., on June
Venora Ann Cosey Borngne, 64, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Oneal Kyle; two sons, Mr. Eric L. Cosey, Reginald D.

Hazel Brock

Winchester
Hazel Syler Brock passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2015. Visitation was held Wednesday, March 4, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel for family and friends from noon to 2 p.m. until the time of
William Thomas Bryant, 63, passed away March 1, 2015 at home. He was born March 19, 1951 in Lewisburg, Tenn., to William and Claudeen Bryant. He loved to travel and although Nashville was his favorite

Edward Catlett

Chickamauga
Edward Lamar Catlett, 86, joined his loved ones in Heaven on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born in Chickamauga, to the late James Edward and Ila Frances Dimond Catlett. He was a lifelong resident

Annie Curtis

Calhoun
Annie Louise Harris Curtis, 52, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015. Funeral at 1 p.m. Friday at First Corinth Christian Church, 728 Court St. Visitation at the church one hour before the service. Interment,
Wayman Eldred "Butterball" Davenport, 65, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. He attended school at Howard High School. He joined the United States Army and served tour of duty in Vietnam where he received
Birtdella Edwards, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at her residence. She retired from Erlanger Hospital and was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her

Ethel Fugate

Spring city
Ethel M. Fugate, 85, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Cemetery. Visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at
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