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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 05, 2013


Robert "Bob" William Bass, 77, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was the son of the late Robert and Lillie Bass and was preceded in death by his brother, Murl Bass;

Blake Beard

dayton
Blake William Nicholas Beard Jr., 5-months, went to be with Jesus Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013, at his home. Funeral services 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday at
SEWANEEFrankye Stephenson Bright died on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Born on Jan. 7, 1913, in the ByWy Community of Choctaw County, Miss., she was the daughter of John Tom and Ila Velma Daves Stephenson.
Steve Anthony Childers, 61, passed from this life at 6:28 in the morning on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Chattanooga. He was born July 29, 1952 in Rochelle, Ill. Steve was the son of
Charles Christopher Jr., 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Samuel Collins

Mentone
Samuel Leon Collins, 61, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Survivors: mother, Christine Stubblefield; children, Chris (Jennifer) Collins, Garrett (Amanda) Collins, Emily (Mitch) Gregory; sister, Leona Wimpee; 14 grandchildren. Funeral 10 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 6,
Jobie F. Couch, 81, of Sale Creek, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Couch; children, Charles Clift and Lisa Couch; and six grandchildren. Graveside service is 3 p.m. Friday,

Bobbie Crane

Rinehart
Bobbie Ray Crane, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Survivors, husband, Charlie Crane; children, Charles Crane, Deborah Berry, Donna Padgett, Dana Leming; sisters, Bea Reynolds, Maggie Tallent, Ruth Harris; brothers, George Ray, Alvin Ray;

George Davis

Rossville
George W. Davis, 79, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Jan. 16, 1934 to the late George E. and Hettie Davis. He was the owner of Midway
Martha Jo Deems LAWRENCEVILLE Martha Jo Lillard Deems, 87, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, of complications of Alzheimers Disease. She is survived by daughter, Deby Witt; and granddaughter, Lisa Jo Trower, both
Francis Larry Dowd, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was 70 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Mary Ruth Epps

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Mary Ruth Roberson Epps, 92, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. She was born to the late Johnny H. and Mary B. Barnes Roberson on Nov. 2, 1921 in Whitfield County.

Garnett Forrester

Flintstone
Garnett Leonard Forrester, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at a local hospital. Funeral arragements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Geraldine Janeway Foulks, 71 of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. The family will conduct a private memorial service. There will be no services or visitation at the funeral home. Visit www.heritagefh.com
Johnny Ray "Bone" Freeman, 61, passed away Saturday Nov. 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his fathers, Claude Freeman and Sanford Hughley; grandparents, Prince Ella Hardy and Hattie Freeman; brothers, Robert Freeman and
Retired Lt. Larry Gann, 71, of Hixson, passed away at his home Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Graveside services are 1:30 p.m. today in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by

Cassidy Gardner

Summerville
Cassidy Alexis Gardner, 18, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Survivors: father, Jeff (Tabatha) Gardner; mother, Wendelin (Christopher) Atkins; sisters, Chloe Vavaliente, Emarey Gardner; brothers, Zachary Gardner, Staven Gardner, Gunnar Gardner, Blaze Hughes, Calvin Atkins.
Roger Dillon Highers, 21, of Harrison, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Thanksgiving evening. Roger was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, LeBron Highers. He is
Gregory "Dick" Hines, 61, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2013, in the VA Hospital in Nashville. He was a veteran of the United State Navy and a graduate of Riverside High School in the Class
John "Jack" Thomas Johnston, 88, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Chattanooga. Mr. Johnston was a native of Salem, N.H., who proudly served his country during World War II, and married his childhood
Steven Mark Kubiszak, 57, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at his home. He was also known by his friends as "Kuby" and "Wildman". He was born March 21, 1956 in Hammond,
LeBron Lewis II Edward Lebron Lewis II, 25, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec.3, 2013. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jerry Leo

Kenneth Lusk

Fayetteville
Kenneth Irvin Lusk, 56, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga, to mother, Ella Mae Lusk-Vice; stepfather, Jim Vice; and the late Irvin P. Lusk. He graduated
Patricia Springfield Mauldin, 76, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was daughter of the late Jessie Graham and Carlos L. Springfield Sr. Patricia was a loving mother, and grandmother. Patricia
Rodney Moore, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Deacon Robert Moore III, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in a local hospital. He retired from Planters after many years of service. He was a faithful member of Mt.
Lisa Kaye Palmer, 42, of Flintstone, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a graduate of East Ridge High School and loved to shop and decorate. She was preceded
Rodina Parham, 49, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. She was born March 28, 1964 to Barbara Parham (Howard-deceased) Barbee in Nashville, but raised by Robert Norma Parham
Billy Joe Phillips, 76, of Ooltewah, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born March 20, 1937 in Chattanooga to the late Ruby Mae and Leroy Phillips Sr. He
Opal Arbutus Plank, 92, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Hannah Rutherford; husband, James Orville

Sandra Ricker

Decatur
Sandra Kay Ricker, 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Funeral at 8 p.m. today in the chapel at Bowers Funeral Home. Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday. Family will receive

Mary Sellers

Rossville
Mary Evelyn Parker Sellers, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Survivors include her husband, Luther Sellers; son, Larry (Holly) Sellers; daughter, Gail (Ron) Solomon; grandchildren, Tim (Geri) Solomon, Kraig Solomon, Kayla Sellers and Ryan Sellers;

Juanita Simmons

Rossville
Juanita C. "Bonnie" Simmons, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Simmons was employed with Miller Brothers for many years before operating her own antique shop. She

Audrey Simmons

Pikeville
Audrey Simmons, 88, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was a member of Mount Crest Church of God of Prophecy where she enjoyed singing for the Lord. Audrey was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma,

Ernestine Simpson

Spring city
Ernestine M. Simpson, 86, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Spring City Care Center. A lifelong resident of Spring City, Ernestines grandparents were founding settlers of Rhea Springs and Spring City. She
Jasper Snyder, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will follow
Judith Finley Stone, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, after a brief illness. She was a founder, deacon, past treasurer and finance chair of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. Judy was born in Chattanooga

Gene Studer

Dunlap
Gene D. "Cy" Studer, 77, went home to his Lord Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga, after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 21, 1936 in Sugarcreek, Ohio. He
Norma Hines "KISSIE" Sturdivant, 61, entered into celestial peace on Saturday Nov. 30, 2013. She was christened Norma Jean Hines to the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Frankie Bentley Hines in Chattanooga, on June
Julia "Ann" Walker, 70, departed this life on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at a local hospital. She was a loyal and dedicated cashier with Nu-Minit Car Wash for over 50 years prior to their closing
Evelyn Walldorf Evelyn Roddy Walldorf of Chattanooga, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Mrs. Walldorf was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga
Amanda Ann Wynn, 75, of Hixson, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in a Nashville hospital after a valiant fight with breast cancer. A resident of Hixson for the past 44 years, Mrs. Wynn was a

In MemoryJeffery Ellis

Jeffrey E. Ellis Dec. 5, 1967 - April 19, 2007 Happy 46th Birthday We love and miss you daily Love forever, Moma, Daddy, Jennifer, Bill Emily and Savannah.

In MemoryRuby Rodgers

In Honor of Mother Ruby Rodgers March 22, 1927 - Dec. 5, 2008 She was chairman of Avondale Community for 24 years. I saw you going and coming for sixty five years. You
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