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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 03, 2013

Robert Anderson Agnew Sr., passed away Sunday night, Dec. 1, 2013. He was 89 years old. Bob Agnew was a World War II veteran. He served in the Naval Air Corps from 1943 through 1947.

Sara Akridge

Sara Baker Akridge, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Sara was born in Centertown, Tenn., and lived her adult life in Rossville, Ga. She was a 1945 graduate of
Barbara Jo Davis, 56, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2013, the Lord opened His arms to receive her into His rest. She was preceded in death by her father, Willie James Seals. She leaves behind the
Dorothy Gordy Degler, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at the age of 87 on Friday Nov. 29, 2013, with her husband and son at her side. Dot Degler was born in Rossville, Ga., on Sept. 27,
Franklin, N.C. Sylvia D. Edwards, 71, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Foister Baird Davis and Eleanor Benning Davis, and was the widow of the late Jesse
Mary Owen Ellis, 91 of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late John T. and Myrtle Davis Ellis. Mary was a member of the First

Maynard Ferry

Maynard Ferry, 66, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Skyridge Medical Center. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral at 11 am, Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
Willodean Heard George, 88, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Crowne Health Care. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today and at 8 a.m. Wednesday until service. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4,

Jean Gilreath

LaFAYETTE Jean Hughey Brice Gilreath, 86 died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Jean was born in LaFayette, on March 30, 1927. She was preceded in death by
Thomas Plantz Green, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at Forest Hills Cemetery. ln lieu of flowers, the family suggests

Donald Gudger

Donald R. Gudger, 71, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked at Tractor Supply in Kimball since its opening and was a member of
William Hendley William F. Hendley, 80, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. William was a kind and gentle man that cared about people. He loved to color and loved to watched western movies.

William Humphreys

Fort oglethorpe
William "Bill" Grady Humphreys, 90, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy during
Aileen Klinger 76, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Harriman, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Mary Ruth Kyle, 89, of Red Bank, formerly of Sweetwater, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday Nov. 30, 2013, at Wood Presbyterian Home. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church
Martin Luther Leiderman, 95, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. He was of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Parker Leiderman; his
Lawrence D. Levine 83, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Mizpah Congregation Temple located at 923 McCallie Ave., with
Sarah McAllister BRIDGEPORT Sarah Mae Broyles McAllister, 92 died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. CST today at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. The funeral service will be at
Dolores Rose McDaniel, 93, of Chattanooga, died Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2013. Described as "Tough as Pig Iron with a heart of gold." She was a B 29 riveter in Hagerstown, Md., during World
Robert Moore III, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

George Morgan

George Morgan, 81, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. He was a charter member of Calvary Freewill Baptist. He also served as Bledsoe County Sheriff from 1986-1994. He proudly served his country in the
Jimmie Ruth Varner Nolan, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 3, in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Frank Nichols officiating. Burial
Carrie Juanita Riddle Pemberton, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Graveside will be at 1 p.m. today at McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. today at Ziegler
Dr. Jan Printz Dr. Phyllis Jean "Jan" Printz died at home on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, after an illness. She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing. She was born on April

Verbon Rains

Verbon Rains, 68, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Funeral at 1 p.m CST Wednesday, Dec. 4, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala., with Brother Verlon Stiefel officiating. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Edward Joseph Ramsey, Hamilton county pioneer family, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Harrrison. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and a member of Lakeway Baptist Church. He was preceeded in

Johnny Russell

South pittsburg
Johnny M. Russell, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home following a brief illness. He was a beloved husband, Daddy and "Pop". Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel
Dorothy Weems Shannon, 80, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. She was born to John and Gladys Gudel on Dec. 9, 1932. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in

Kevin Shrum

Tracy city
Kevin Russell Shrum, 37, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. Kevin was a 1995 graduate of Grundy County High School, he was a manager
Wanda Dean Acuff Smith, 80, of Chattanooga passed away on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Wanda was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an incredible lady, with
Larry Russell Smith, 63, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. He was a retired engineer at TVA. He was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene and an avid woodworker. He was

Ella Swafford

Ella Kate Kincaid Swafford, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her residence. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at Clear Springs Baptist Church. Burial in Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wedneday at the

Thelma Trent

Mrs. Thelma Lorene Trent, 83, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in Palmer
Glenda Wilson, 91, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Standifer Place. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel and from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Prospect
Arby Eugene Wright, Sr., 83, of East Ridge died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1930 in Soddy-Daisy to the late Tilford Wright Sr. and Pearl Sims Wright. Mr.


May 26, 1985-Dec. 3, 2012 You went Home a year ago today. You are truly missed. Love always, (Moma), Charles, Quincy, Quanita, family and friends.

In MemoryTabatha Foster

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In MemoryJuanie Weaver

May 8, 1927 - Dec. 2, 2012 We cherish the memory of a wonderful wife and mother We love you, Bud, Jana and Laurie
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