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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 20, 2013


Iris Manette Grace Adams, 100, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Services will be held on at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.

Timothy Buckles

Cloudland
Timothy "Tim" Buckles, 49, died as a result of a 4-wheeler accident Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. He was a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School Class of 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Pearl Elizabeth Carver, 93, of Chattanooga, went peacefully to be at home with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. today in the chapel with the Rev.
Janice S. Condra, of Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was 59 years old. Janice was born in Independence, Mo., before moving to McMinnville, Tenn., and has been a longtime resident of

James Cooper

Dalton
James "Jimmy Lee" Cooper, 86, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by

Shirley Cordell

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Shirley Wright Cordell, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. A lifelong resident of LaFayette, member of Corinth Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Barney and Alice
aig Warren Kindervater, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home. Craig was born on Feb. 17, 1956, to Gladys Duvall "Tibby" Kindervater and Julius "Jake" Kindervater in Fort Pierce,

Patricia Emerson

Marietta
Patricia Annette Witherow Emerson, 66, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14,2 013. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Emerson; four children, Tommy, Philip, Paul and Tammy Emerson; other relatives. Service will be noon Saturday from
Mary A. Hayward, 94, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in New Underwood, S.D., just three days short of her 95th birthday. She was born Dec. 16, 1918, to John and Stella Brown in

Mildred Heard

Fort payne
Mildred Burgess Heard, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today, Dec. 20 at the funeral home. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Burt Chapel,

Bettye Horton

Rainsville
Bettye Sue Horton, 65, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Rainsville Church of Christ Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation 4-8
Roy Johnson, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ruth Johnson, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at her residence. She was one of Jehovahs Witnesses for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny
Elizabeth Ann "Tince" King, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. She was born on Feb.10, 1957, to the late Oscar Oneal Smith and late Beatrice King. She attended Chattanooga
Paul Jefferson Estus, 98, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Marie Young Estus; daughter and son-in-law, Doris (J.B.) Blevins, son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth (Tressie) Estus;
Helen Marie Land, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Land; and son, Robin Land. Survivors include her sons, Gordon Land and Joseph
"Scrap" Ledford Alton Lebron "Scrap" Ledford, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 20, 2013, at Williamson & Sons

Mark Manning

Spring city
Mark Manning, 49, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends two hours today prior to the services
Ronald A. Miller, 78, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Paul Mitchell

Rainsville
Paul David Mitchell, 77, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Saint Vincent Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Kirk Memorial Gardens. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Barbara Orsbourn

Rossville
Barbara Ann Brown Orsbourn, 78, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was a member of Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a foster mother
Martha Ann Crowder ORear, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Martha was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a very loving homemaker and faithful wife whose door was always open

Carolyn Roberts

Pikeville
Carolyn Roberts died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at Erlanger-Bledsoe at the age of 77. She was born July 28, 1936. She was a Christian, a member of First Southern Baptist Church. She was one of
Mabel Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her residence. Funeral 10 a.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church. Burial: Heflin City Cemetery in Heflin, Ala. Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of
Harold Douglas Southall, 77, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. He was educated in the Birmingham school system in Alabama. He graduated from Fisk University in Nashville, where he became a member of
Frank "Frankie" DeForrest Tarvin Jr., 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Frank DeForrest Tarvin Sr. and Virginia Louise Neely Tarvin. He spent his childhood
Mary Elizabeth Tsatoke-Jones, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the age of 79 years. Mary was born at the Kiowa Indian Hospital in Lawton, Okla. on Jan. 25, 1934, to

In MemoryBrennan Baker

Brennan Schuyler Nowell Baker We all miss you Brennan, our beautiful boy. May God bless and keep you always, May you stay forever young. Love from Daddy, Nana Willie and

In MemoryJamaha Garner

Jamaha A. Garner July 30, 1979-Nov. 19, 2009Miss You. -Mom

In MemoryEARTHA B. LEWIS

Sunrise: Dec. 20, 1938 Sunset: Oct. 21, 2010 Happy 75th Birthday To the one I love. In loving memories of Mr. Eartha B. Lewis. Gone in body, but not in spirit. Love now, forever

In MemoryDORIS E. MACK

Aug. 16, 1926- Dec. 20, 2002 Eleven years ago, God took our Angel to Heaven (still hard to believe) Know that were forever remembering, loving and missing you. Your Family

In MemoryVANDARYL RIVERS

Vandaryl Lebron Rivers Dec. 20, 1988-Oct. 23, 2011 We miss you and love you so much. Marvella Cox, Coach McGary, friends and family
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