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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 14, 2013


Jim Boatman James Darwin (Jim) Boatman Sr., 82, of East Brainerd went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Jim was raised in Chickamauga, Ga., as

Roy Bowen

Rossville
Rev. Roy T. Bowen, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his residence. Rev. Bowen was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga and north
Marguerite Cox carter, 91, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
Alfred Calvin Copeland, 77, passed away Friday Dec. 6, 2013 in the Hospice Care Center. He was formerly employed by Bell South. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and

Virginia Evitt

Fort payne
Virginia Evitt, 82, passed away Thursday Dec. 12, 2013. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15, from Liberty Hill Baptist Church at Adamsburg, with burial to follow in Adjoining Cemetery with W.T. Wilson
Julia "Feetsie" Reilly Fields, 53, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 after her valiant fight with cancer. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the
Robert Wayne Ghorley, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Cumberland Medical Center. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 16, at the funeral home. Survivors: wife, Faye Ghorley; daughter, Kimberly Goins; two sons, Bobby

Glen Hill

Tullahoma
Glen Hill, 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Visitation: 4-9 p.m. today. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral

Troy Hutton

Rossville
Troy Douglas Hutton, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at a local hospital. Mr. Hutton was a native of Hale Town, Tenn., and had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga

Tommy Johnson

Fort oglethorpe
Tommy Jerome Johnson, 69, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member

Barbara Mays

Evensville
Barbara Ann Mays, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Services: Sunday Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Cove Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home,
Rodney Lamar Moorer, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral service at 1 p.m. today in the chapel with Pastor Calvin White as the eulogist. Burial: Highland Memorial
Lois E. Odom, 87, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.
David Lee Pardue, 73, of the Sandy Springs Community, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Austin & Bell
Joyce Colleen Caves Raulston, 83, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 15, Noon-2 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, AL. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. in the
Kloran (Robby) Dean Robinson, 89, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Plymouth, Oh., and graduated from Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Ohio on Aug. 20, 1944. He married
Raymond Louis Simpson, 83, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his home. He was the son of the late Samuel C. and Myrtle Simpson and was preceded in death by his
McDONALD Joseph Slavic, 98, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. A native of Yugoslavia, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States on Jan. 28, 1938. He was a member of
Latasha Monica Todd, 31, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her residence. Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Holy Temple Church of God In Christ with Bishop James Scott as the eulogist.

Gayther Watts

Fort payne
Mr. Gayther Watts Sr., 48, passed away Thursday Dec. 12, 2013 at DeKalb Regional Hospital. Visitation: today from 10 a.m. to Noon at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will follow at Walkers Chapel Cemetery.

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