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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 08, 2013


Jane Jones Ballentine, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at her home. She was born Oct. 3, 1927 in Rockwood to the late Frank and Emma (Suddath) Jones. She was also preceded in
John Callahan ROCK SPRING John Thomas Callahan 65, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was of the Protestant faith. Mr. Callahan
Charles Randall Capehart, of Chattanooga died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Josephine Capehart. Survived by son, Dustin (Angie) Capehart; grandchildren, Tori and Tyler, all of Ringgold, Ga.
Charles Christopher, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother John R. Taylor, Sr. as
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.
Alfred Copeland passed away Friday Dec. 6, 2013 at Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home.

Jerri Cox

Cleveland
Geraldine "Jerri" Overby Cox, 75, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013. Jerri was born on Sept. 20, 1938 a daughter of the late Tim and Ruby Overby. She was of the Christian
Lora Spaulding Degnan, 92 of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements
Charles Osborne Dodd, 79, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and of the Baptist faith. Charles worked for over 30
Alymas Ford, 86, passed away Saturday Dec. 7, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Harrison and was a member of the of the Brittsville Baptist Church, Antique Auto Club, Chickamauga chapter, and BMW Motorcycle

Byron Gallimore

Mentone
Byron Ernest Gallimore, 73, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Survivors, wife, Mae Gallimore; daughters, Laura Lynn Mosher, Lisa Ann Eizaddoust; grandchildren, Ashton Mosher, Somer Eizaddoust; great-grandchildren, Emma Jo Mosher, Griffin Mosher; brother Bobby Gallimore. Funeral

Jimmy Gilbert

Trenton
James (Jimmy) Roger Gilbert, 53, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father Gerald Gilbert. Survivors include his mother Rosetta Gilbert; brothers Terry Gilbert and Tony

John Gravitt

Chickamauga
John D. Gravitt, 92, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Gravitt was a life-long resident of Chickamauga. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII. He

Nancy Hemphill

Ringgold
Nancy Edgeman Hemphill, 69, departed this life Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Huston and Gladys Edgeman and was of the Baptist Faith. She retired from Springs Industry after
Thomas Earl Irvin, 85, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in Monday's Obituaries by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home,

William Jones

Flintstone
William Arthur Jones, 67, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Lookout Baptist Church 8645 Hwy 193 Chickamauga, Ga 30707. Arrangements
Carolyn B. Knox, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her residence in the loving arms of her son Rodney. She was a 1950 honors graduate of Howard High School. Carolyn
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, Ind.
Mr. Shaya Z. Lokshin passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local healthcare facility Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Mizpah Temple 923 McCallie Avenue with Rabbi Bill Tepper

Linda Long

Southpittsburg
Linda Sue Campbell Long, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Bryan Jefferson Medlin, 23, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Bryan was a 2009 graduate of Red Bank High School. He is survived by his mother, Teresa Medlin, of Chattanooga; sister, Jennifer

Jack Melton

Cleveland
Jack D. Melton, 75, was welcomed into the arms of his lord and savior, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Jack was at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jack was a member of Bellefounte Baptist
Laverne Herston Mullican, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, currently a resident of Crossville, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. She was born on Oct. 29, 1924 in the Mitchell Town Community in Alabama, to the
Mitchell "Mickey" Lynn Oliver, 65, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Edgar Elliott Ormsby, 75, of Harrison, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Margie Poole Parker, 88, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Born on June 20, 1925, she was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and had worked for Olan Mills Studio and
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

James Robertson

Rossville
James Walter "Hippie" Robertson, 60, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was born in Ringgold, Ga., to the late Russell and Mary Jo Wester Robertson. He served his country in the U.S. Army and
Mabel Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Margaret Russell, 84, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Margaret was of the Church of Christ faith, and was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, She especially loved her dog "Tiny". She was

Jesse Scoggins

Chickamauga
Jesse Dale Scoggins, 87, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Jesse was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jean Scoggins. Cremation services were provided by Heritage Funeral Home and

Cam Scroggins

Chickamauga
James Cameron "Cam" Scroggins, 16, went home to be with His Savior Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in East Ridge, Tenn., and had resided most of
Oliver Edward Simmons, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mr. Simmons was born and raised in Durbin, W.V. He was a member of Bennett Road Bible Baptist Church, a
Donald Wayne Smith, 79, formerly of Spring City and Soddy-Daisy and recently a resident of the Sequatchie Valley, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Don attended Ebenezer Baptist Church. He served his
James Smith, 82, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Tuscany House in Summerfield, Fla. He was a loving father, husband and papaw. James was a successful business man and
Anthony Edwin Soucie, 51, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013 in Colorado. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Mildred Spencer

Alexandria
Mildred Marguerite Spencer, 82, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. A memorial service will be held in McMinnville, TN at a later date. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements are
Donald N. Strickland, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Kenneth L. Thomas, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at a local hospital. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Ruby Crawford Thomas; and brother, Billy G. Thomas.
Latasha Todd, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Jack M. Varner, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Mr. Varner was born in Soddy, Tenn. and a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School Class of 1952. He was a 4 year
Elizabeth Lucille Walker, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. Lucille was a beloved mother and grandmother. She was a member of Brainerd Methodist
Carl Glenn Zollinger, 86, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Betty Joyce Parker Jan. 29, 1937 - Dec. 8, 2011 You went home to be with the Lord two years ago today. Youre truly missed. Love always, Martha

In MemoryMARGIE L. SIMS

Dec. 8, 2013 Mama-we miss you so and want you to know you are in our thoughts daily. You're the Best thing that happened to us 'cause you gave us life. It was love
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