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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 06, 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;
Bobby Billups, 80, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ada Burks

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Ada Lee Hughes "Billie" Burks, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Moore Cortner Funeral Hom, Winchester, Tenn. Funeral at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8,
Jeffery Wayne Carter, 35, of Chattanooga, and formerly of Dayton, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2013 in Chattanooga. He was born Aug. 18, 1978, in Chattanooga and was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr.

Pauline Clark

Pauline B. Clark, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at her home. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today, Dec. 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Moore-Cortner Chapel.
Michael Joseph Cline, 57, of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Michael grew up in Centerville, Tenn., lived in middle Tennessee until 1982, He lived in Hamilton County area for the past 19 years.

Mildred Crouch

Mildred Brown Boyd Crouch, 94, died at home on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, of natural causes. She was born on Oct. 1, 1919, in Marion County, Tenn., to William Reese and Bessie Brown Boyd.

George Davis

George W. Davis, 79, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Pastor Jim Jones officiating. Mark Davis, Riley
Francis Larry Dowd, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was 70 years old. Larry was born on Dec. 29, 1942 in Chattanooga, to the late Francis and Nannie Alice Dowd.
Garnett Leonard Forrester, of Flintstone, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a member of the Flintstone United Methodist Church, and was a US Navy Veteran of
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
Richard Hardy, 47, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Donna Gail Bradshaw Heath, 53, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was a member of the One Accord Community Church in Red Bank, and was a loving mother,
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 Sliger, and survived
Gregory "Dick" Hines, 61, passed away Friday, 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

Edwin Jennings

Edwin Kay "Pete" Jennings, 59, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today with the funeral at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday
Patricia Ann Kilgore, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hollis and Margie Smith; sister, Shirley Smith; nephew, D.J. Turner. Those left to cherish her
Carolyn B. Knox, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Dorothy E. Lauderdale, 85 , passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. A native of Harrison she was a member of Denny Hill Baptist Church and P.A.C.E. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis

Harold Lewis

Harold Edward "Ed" Lewis, 71, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith. Ed was preceded
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 Worley; paternal grandparents,
Rickey Wayne Martin, 60, a resident of Harrison, for the past 19 years passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He served in the National Guard before working in the finance business for over 40 years.
Corrinne McCurdy Corinne McCurdy, 81, of Red Bank, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Edward McCurdy; parents, Charles and Catherine Caves; and brother, Richard Caves. Survivors
Bryan Medlin, 23, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2013 Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Deacon Robert Moore III, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ternae Jordan Sr. as the

Sarah Pelfrey

Sarah Lou Pelfrey, 80, died early Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center. She was born June 10, 1933 in Pikeville to the late Marvin and Pearl Webb Etherton. She was also preceded
Marie Smiley Pettigrew, 73, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Milwaukee. She was a 1959 graduate of Howard High School and a faithful member of Phillips Temple AME
Elizabeth Margaret Rich, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Elizabeth was born in Glasgow, Scotland; she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Murphy. Elizabeth was a

Donald Savage

Donald Earl Savage died on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old. He was born in Palmer, Tenn., on July 17, 1933, to Pearl Stockwell
Brenda J. Norwood Scott, 65, passed Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at a local hospital. She graduated from Howard High School and was a faithful member of New Horizon Baptist Church. She was employed at the
Barbara "Bobbie" Walker Shrader, 76, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was the daughter of the late Robert Walker and Mildred Walker Davis. She was
Kevin Sims, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Survived by parents; Frank Sims, of National Park, N.J., Colleen Tighe, of Thorofare, N.J.; two sons; two brothers; one sister; host of friends; and special friend,
Pamela Gail Smith, 51, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was born on April 21, 1962. She attended Riverside High School and was salutatorian for the class of 1980. She was employed with the
Elijah Tumbling Jr., 79, passed away Nov. 9, 2013. Survivors include his brother, James Tumbling Jr.; Mary Banks, other relatives and friends. Funeral service: noon Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Viewing will begin at 10 a.m.
Jermetrius "Flubba" Donta Walker, 27, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Cicade Walker; daughters, Cuzziah and Mariya Walker; mother, Alice Walker; brothers, Marcus Walker, JerMichael Clark and Terrance Harris;
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

Larry Wilcox

Larry Eugene Wilcox, 60, died Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2013, at his home. Funeral services noon Saturday in the chapel. Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral

In MemoryJohn High Jr.

Oct 5, 1941 - Dec 6, 2001 Gone is a brother loved by all, his soul is now at rest. He sleeps in peace, his work is done, a brothers work, the best.
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