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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 28, 2013

Pamela Jeanette Barrett, 35, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at her residence. Funeral: Today at 3 p.m. at United House of Prayer for all People with Elder Omar L. Barrett
Brenda Morgan Baumgaertal, 68, of Duchesne, Utah died Dec. 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dell Baumgaertal; her parents, Vera and Frank Morgan; sister, Pat Parris; brothers, William and Ed Morgan.

Sharon Beck

Sharon Kay Reagan Beck, 76, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. She was a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church. She received her bachelors degree from Doane College in Crete,

Charles Bowman

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Charles Hue Bowman, 69 died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Bowman was a 1963 graduate of Ider High School, a member of Life and Praise Church and was a U.S. Army and

Mary Bryan

Mary Frances Bryan, 89, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at a local health care facility. The family would like to extend a special thank you to NHC of Fort Oglethorpe and to Hospice of
Jesse E. Carr, 95, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. He was a member of First-Centenary United Methodist Church. Jesse was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served 33 months in

Thomas Church

Thomas James Church died on Friday, December 27, 2013. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Tom McFie at the United Church of Christ in Belvidere on Owl Hollow Road at 1 p.m. CST
Billy Brown Clark, 88, of East Ridge passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Chambliss Center For Children at 315 Gillespie Road,
Marjorie Clark passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Funeral services will be held at noon today in the funeral home chapel. Interment: Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the

Tony Cook

Tony Cook, 56, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at home peacefully with his family. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a long haul truck driver and he enjoyed dirt

Ethel Davidson

Ethel Davidson, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by her husband, Travis A. Davidson; son, Tony Davidson; daughter, Sherry Lynn; granddaughter, Tracy Lynn; brothers,

Tommy Dooley

Tommy Hughes "Tom" Dooley, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Survivors: wife, Peggy Dooley; children, Rusty Dooley, Christy Tudor; grandchildren, Baylee Carpenter, Jessie Tudor, Abby Tudor. Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Coffman Funeral
Paul Douglas Drew died Nov. 29, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Morrison and stepfather, Freddie Morrison; a brother, Carl Drew; a sister, Joyce Drew; uncle, Alvin Phillips; niece, Lynn Varnell. Paul, I
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

Walter Fannin

Walter Leon Fannin, 93, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at his home. He moved to Rising Fawn in 1947 where he owned a local grocery store. He was a Veteran of
Lonnie Lee Harris, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. He retired from Norton Co. Lonnie was a fireman with the Chattanooga Fire Department and a preacher. He was a loving husband
Mary W. Hunter, 88, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. She is a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Frank D. Hunter; sons, Byron James (Susan) Hunter and

Judie James

Judith Ann "Judie" James, 62, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Parkridge Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Buttram Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior
Emmett Lawrence Johnson, 83, of Sale Creek, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Memorial Hospital. Emmett was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed restoring old Allis Chalmer Tractors. He
Roy Johnson Jr. Roy Johnson Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was formerly employed by Niagra
Omega Davis Jordan, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at her residence. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Gibson Sims as the eulogist.

Ciera Key

Ciera Nicole Key, 26, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Survivors, father, L.M. Phillip Kirby Jr.; mother, Tina Renee Croy Goodwin; sons, Derek Ashton Paulison, Malachi Landon Key; brother, Gabriel Hunter Sipes; sisters, Taylor Jordan Sipes,
Richard Kevin Lee, 62, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home. Graveside and Interment will be held at a later date at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories at

Glenn Long

Glenn Long, 62, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Survivors: wife, Judy Long; sons, David Long and Darrell (Catrina) Long; and grandchildren, Rachel, Will and Joseph. Funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home
Joe L. Marble, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in a local hospital. He was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the Male Chorus

Brittney Mitchell

Brittney Samantha Lee Mitchell, 19, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Survivors, parents, Scott and Michelle Mitchell; sister, Brandee Michelle Mitchell; grandmother, Pam Ludlum. Memorial service 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Mason Funeral Home

Bobby Nelson

Bobby E. Nelson, 65, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Services will be held today, at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bill Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Smith
John Raymond Painter, 63, of Chattanooga, and formerly Dalton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death his father, Ed Painter, of Dalton. John is survived by his loving
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

Edward Sedman

Edward "Marion" Sedman, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Oak Ridge. Funeral services with military honors for Edward will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens.

Shelvy Shannon

Shelvy Louise Young Shannon, 75, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. A native of Millstone, Ky., she has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 56 years. She was a former employee

T.J. Tipps

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Tipps, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home. Funeral services at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 29, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Winchester Memorial Park, Winchester, TN. Visitation
Carl Treppard, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with a funeral mass Monday (time tba) at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
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 School
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.

Herman York

Herman A. York, 78, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at his residence. A native Chattooga Countian, he was born to the late Archie Dallas "Buddy" and Zella Lucille Maples York on April 4, 1935.
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