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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 26, 2013


Tommy Carpenter, 93, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was the oldest member of Friendship Baptist Church Hixson. He loved fishing and gardening, his family and talking
Walter Edward Casavant, 66, of Signal Mountain died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Edward was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Chattanooga to the late A.R. "Cas" and Nancye Casavant. He attended Chattanooga High
Cooper VILLAGES, Fla. F.B. Cooper, 86, died Monday Dec. 23, 2013. He was a born in Rossville, Ga., on Jan. 21, 1927 a son of the late J.D. and Thelma Wooden Cooper. Mr. Cooper

Taylor Eberhardt

Chickamauga
Taylor Ross Eberhardt, 23, went home to be with The Lord Sunday evening, Dec. 22, 2013. He was born in Decatur, Ga., and had resided most of his life in Chickamauga, Ga. He was
Edward Hinsdale Gleason, Jr., "Ed", 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Born in 1927, in North Adams, Mass., Ed and his wife of 63 years, Virginia Stanley Gleason, have
Joyce Gossett, 75, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in an area hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Glenn Hamill, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Services will be held today, Dec. 26, at Noon in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Farris officiating. Burial will

George Hipple

Fortoglethorpe
George A. Hipple, 87 formerly of Honesdale, PA, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. His widow is the former Georgiana Resseguie. They had been married for 64 years. He was
Sammie Lee Jones, 59, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Dec. 20, 2013 at a local Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Idella B. Jones and father, Phil Jones Sr.; brothers, John
Omega Davis Jordan, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc..
Hiram Laws, III Hiram Adoniram Laws, III died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was born in Lynchburg, Tenn., Oct. 23, 1913. He was preceded in death by his parents Doctor Hiram

Wilson Mann

Trion
Wilson McKinley Mann, 69, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Graveside service Noon today at West Hill Cemetery, Trion, GA. Visitation was held Wednesday at the residence, 1187 Mountain View Road, Trion, GA.
Joe Marble, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. He was the owner of Mr. Happy's Restaurant. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga,
Patsy Marie Mitchell, 79, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. A native of Cleveland, Tenn., Mrs. Mitchell was a daughter of the late Erb Roy and Maude Ratcliff Battle. In addition
Raymond Curtis Moser, 87, of Middle Valley, Tenn., went home to be with His Savior on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Ray was born and raised in Red Bank and served our country during World War
Helena Collier Paris died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Born in Barnesville, Ga., on Oct. 11, 1911 to Seaborn and Beanie Burnett Collier, Helena is preceded in death by her late husband, Walter Paris; and
Charles "Chuck" Willard Rankin Jr., 50, died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was a landscaper by trade and caregiver of his grandmother, Doris Nelson, of Lookout Valley. He was Baptist of faith. Preceded
Johnnie Wilson Rogers, 76 of Chattanooga lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband and childhood sweetheart Fred O. Rogers; her parents L.F. and Irene

James Rogers

Dalton
James Thomas Rogers, 53, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Homegoing service is Friday Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry D. Jones, Sr., officiating. Interment: West Hill
Mildred Louise Stallings of Chattanooga, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. She was born on March 27, 1936 and raised in the Whiteside, Tenn., area. Wife of Pastor Edmon

Alysia Townsel

Section
Alysia Ann Townsel, 25, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Funeral Services: Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery, Fyffe. Visitation: today, Dec. 26, 11

In MemoryBeulah Eldridge

In loving memory of Beulah Eldridge, who went to be with Jesus on December 26, 1983. Sadly missed and loved by the entire Eldridge family.

In MemoryShawn Washington

Shawn Sewell Washington Sept. 18, 1981-Dec. 26, 2005 Dearly missed by his family and friends. Rest In Peace Shawn. Gone but not forgotten.
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