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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 27, 2013



Patti Barnes

Dayton
Patti Ann Barnes, 56, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Services: today at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Buttram Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton
Pamela Jeanette Barrett, 35, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at her residence. She was formerly employed by Comcast Cable Company. She was a member of United House of Prayer for All
Randall Ralph Brewer, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. He was a veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard. He was born in Palmer, Tenn., on May 29, 1943 to Ralph Otto and
Kathryn Brock, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Survivors, sons, Richard Brock, Randy Brock; brother, Gordan Payne; grandson, Josh Brock; great-grandchildren, Skylar Tucker, Bowden Brock. Funeral service 1 p.m. today, Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Mason

Mary Bryan

Flintstone
Mary Frances Bryan, 89, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at a local health care facility. She was born in Bell Buckle, Tenn., to the late Ras and Margaret Jones and she had lived
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

Janice Changa

Rossville
Janice Changa, 63, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at a local hospital. She was born in New York and lived in Rossville for the past 5 years where she was a member of the

Jerry Clark

Whitwell
Jerry Alfred Clark, 51, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Alexander Ritchie; father, Willie Lavern Clark. Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter,
Marjorie Clark passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She was a seamstress with Kleen-A-Matic for 37 years. Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Claudie (Francis) Clark, Jr., of Cartersville, Ga., William
Billy Brown Clark, 88, of East Ridge passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. He was born on Jan. 27, 1925 to Benton and Chloe Clark in McMinnville, Tenn. He was a charter member

Sarah Clinton

Chickamauga
Sarah Frances Clinton, 88, went to be with her Heavenly Father on her ranch in heaven, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at her home. "Miss Sarah" as she was known

Tony Cook

Chickamauga
Tony Cook, 56, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at his residence. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and

William Dodson

Mooneyham
William Clyde Dodson, 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Service: 1 p.m. CST Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Mooneyham Freewill Baptist Church. Burial: Myers Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by
lizabeth Steele, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday Dec. 30, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Reverend Darrell Davenport officiating. Interment will
William Goodson, 75 of Ooltewah, passed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, Christmas morning. He was born and raised in Chattanooga and lived in New Jersey for 30 years before moving back to Chattanooga. He
Mary Joyce Gossett, 75, of Chattanooga passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 in an area hospital. Mrs. Gossett retired from Pye Acura/Mazda after many years of service. She was a member of

Isaac Harvey

Dunlap
Isaac Martin Harvey, 91, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cyretha Skyles Harvey; sons, Ray Harvey, Jimmy Don Cookston, and Lynn Frazier; parents,
Ron Housley RINGGOLD Ronald Housley, 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at his home. He was a graduate of Lakeview High School, and an employee of McKee Bakery. He was a member

Chevis Hudgins

Birchwood
Chevis "Tom" Hudgins, 61, went home to spend Christmas with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at 11 p.m. He had lived most of his life in the North Georgia area

Dorothy Jones

Chickamauga
Dorothy "Dot" Marie Knight Jones, 85, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Dot
Omega Davis Jordan, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her residence. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. Survivors include her son, George (Fredine) Jordan, Jr., of
Bradley Jay Lewis, 57, of Hixson, fought his battle with cancer and died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 in a local hospital surrounded by family. He was born on Nov. 16, 1956 to the late, Harold

Betty Longmore

Trenton
Betty "Nana Dudder" Longmore, 68, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her precious family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Elizabeth Lena Wallace;

Michael Lowry

Madisonville
Michael Louis Lowry, 60, passed away unexpectedly, 11:22 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Sweetwater Hospital. He served as an educator in the Monroe County and Sweetwater City Schools for almost 40 years. He was

Bobby Nelson

Graysville
Bobby E. Nelson, 65, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. He was a member of Wayside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Estill Nelson. Survivors include

Jerry Parnell

Rising fawn
Mrs. Jerry M. Parnell, 81, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Hutcheson Medical Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., from a brief illness. She was born July 3, 1932. Jerry was born and raised in East
Betty Jean Douglas Petty, 71, of Chattanooga, widow of Rev. William B. Petty, Jr., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in Chattanooga. She was the valedictorian of the Madisonville High School Class of
Karen Sue "Susie" Pritchett, 50, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at her home. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Jeff and Jessie Little; maternal grandparents, John and Annie Lou
Edward J. Quinn, 90, of Harrison died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at his home. He was born Sept. 30, 1923 in Polk County, Tenn. He was a son of the late Robert Newton Quinn
Clyde "Jack" Daniel Raby 85, a wonderful person passed away Tuesday Dec. 24, 2013 with his family by his side. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a dedicated member of Harmony
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

Bertha Shelton

Bridgeport
Bertha Marie Shelton, 69, died, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by parents, Lester Andrew and Margaret Ruth McCay Rhodes; husband, David Wesley Shelton. Survivors include,

Lamar Swaney

Rossville
Lamar Swaney, 83, passed away in his home on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. David

James Tolbert

Fort payne
James Charles Tolbert, 70, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Services: Saturday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m. from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery, Blowgourd. Visitation: today 4-8 p.m. from W.T.

Betty VanHoose

Rockwood
Betty Hunter VanHoose, 83, formerly of Decatur, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today, Ziegler

Max Wallin

Henagar
Max Jerome Wallin, 49, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at UAB Medical Center. Max was a member of Rising Fawn Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Wesley and
A'King Ma'khi Ward, infant, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Survivors include his parents, Courtnee Ward and Michael Jones, Jr. Graveside service: Saturday Dec. 28, 2013. The family will receive friends
Charles Philip " Phil" Wehman, 85, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Phil was born in 1928 in Union City, Tenn., to Roy Cecil Wehman and Martha McAlister Wehman. He graduated form Union City High

Jo Ann Werner

Georgetown
Jo Ann Werner passed away Thursday Dec. 26, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton county and was a member of River of Life Church. Jo Ann was involved in various Local charities and

Cliff Williams

Fortoglethorpe
Cliff Williams, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Bud and Beulah Tipton and Fred and Mildred McAllister. He is survived by mother and step-father, Marie and Bob McAllister;
Mabel Imogene Woodall, 98, of Red Bank, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in a local health care facility. Mrs. Woodall was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a retired seamstress with Cobble Hosiery Mill.
aka "Thumbi" Dec. 27, 1963- Mar. 29, 2007 I hear your voice and see your face. The best mom in the human race. You loved me through all the highs and lows. I miss you

In MemoryKathy Ann Mason

Dec. 27, 1949 -July 13, 2013 Happy Birthday, baby. I know you are celebrating with your family in heaven today. No one knows how bad I miss you.You were my everything, our love
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