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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 08, 2013

ker, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Mildred Ann All, 79, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Ronald and Elizabeth Lore. She was a member of Apison Baptist Church. Mildred was a

Dalton Barkley

Dalton Barkley, 17, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He loved to fish and hunt. He was a NASCAR fan; and

Loretta Bowman

Loretta Faye Bowman, 74, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Bowman; parents, Bill and Pauline Burtrum; sister, Margaret Harris; infant brother. Those left to cherish
Horace "Diddy" Boyd, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at NHC of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Anna Maye and Horace T. Boyd. He retired from Memorial
Sam Branch "Daddy Sam", 81, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy, where he served as
Mildred Jacqueline Fogo Collins, our mother, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, after more than a decade long battle with Alzheimer's which she fought with dignity, charm and grace. She is now in the arms of

Carrie Croft

Carrie Mae Smith Croft, 90, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at her residence. She was born on May 10, 1923, to the late Wil Henry and Flecie Crowe Smith. Her husband, Hosey Croft; sisters,
George Crossen 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. George was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, having served in the U.S. Army and retiring from the U.S.

Vera Dickert

Vera White Dickert, 85, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Claire Bridge Assisted Living in Asheville, N.C. A native of Lakeview, Ga., she was daughter of the late Lewis Milton and Eula Mae Chapman
Joseph Patrick "J. Pat" Farmer, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and was retired from the Volunteer State Life Insurance Co., where he was a
Thomas C. Gillespie Sr., 65, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Tommy was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in Vietnam, a retired firefighter from the Grand Rapids Fire Department and a
Edward "Bro" Gladden, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin L. Adams Sr. as the eulogist. Burial:
Mary C. Goines, 91, entered into eternal rest Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Chattanooga. She was born Nov. 4, 1922 in Courtland, Ala., to the late Caroline Owen Hampton and Jetty Owen. She was a

Hoyt Hewitt

Hoyt Hewitt, 85, of the Mount Harmony community, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Mt. Harmony Cemetery. Visitation at Smith Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. today.

Samual Hobbs

LaFAYETTE Samual "Sammy" Houston Hobbs Sr., 57, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. Service conducted by the Rev. W.C.
James Anthony Jabaley, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Mr. Jabaley was born in Copperhill, Tenn., and raised in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School where he
Jimmy Lee Johnson Jr., 53, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was of the Southern Baptist faith and loved to play guitar and sing gospel music. He was preceded in death by his father,

Landon Lawson

Landon Lawson, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Brock; grandparents, Susie and Clifford Brock.
Bankie Linebarger, 100, passed away in her home Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband, Dr. J. Glen Linebarger; one son, J. David Linebarger. Viewing and funeral will be 1
Weldon R. Markham passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 15, 1934 in Montgomery, Ala. He was of the Baptist faith. The Markham family moved to
Miles G McCuistion Sr., 82, ofHixson, formerly of Spring City, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his home. Born in Rock Island, Tenn., Miles was the son of the late John F. McCuistion

Frank McCulloch

Frank Henry McCulloch, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Health Center at Standifer. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. CST Friday, Nov. 8, from Old Sardis Free Holiness Church with the Rev. Oren
Walter D. McNamara Jr., 85, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. A native of Chattanooga, he attended the Baylor School and was a Cherokee Boulevard business owner for
Barbara Jean Morgan, 77, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in a local hospital. She retired from Expressway Towing. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her husband, James F. Morgan;

Cecil Phillips

Lookout mountain
Cecil George Phillips, 70, of Lookout Mountain, the West Brow Community, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the

Peggy Pickett

Peggy Joyce Pickett, 79, a lifelong resident of Whitwell, passed away Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, at a local hospital. Peggy was a loyal wife, devoted mother, proud grandmother, wonderful great-grandmother, caring sister, and a great

George Queener

George David Queener, 88, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. He is survived by his son, Dan Queener; daughter-in-law, Valerie G. Queener; granddaughter, Danielle Austin, of Church Hill, Tenn.; and half brother, Henry Queener

John Relford

John Relford, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Nov, 6, 2013. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Tenn. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. on

Lula Reynolds

Lula Gaynell Pritchard Reynolds, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Survivors: children, David Pritchard, Linda Cross and Janice (Darrell) Finley; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral at 7 p.m. today at Higgins

Lewis Roberts

Tracy city
Mr. Lewis G. Roberts Jr., 68, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, Tenn. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday with burial to follow in Altamont Cemetery. Visitation: 1-10 p.m. today
William Charles Russell, 76, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. at his residence. Survivors include wife, Phyllis; three children; two brothers. No services are planned at this time. Companion Funeral Home and the
Cloyd Eugene "Sarge Gene" Smith, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with the
Christopher David Summers, 45, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home. He was an employee of PTI Transport. He attended Red Bank Baptist Church. He was

Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth Edwin Thomas, 72, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral will be 11 a.m. CST Saturday at the funeral home. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation 6-9 p.m. CST

Van Wall

Rising fawn
Van Hardin Wall, 92, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening, and was especially proud of the tomatoes and hot peppers he could grow. He proudly served his country
Anderson T. Watts Jr., 23, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. He is is survived by his mother, Antoinette Gaither and stepfather, Leonard Gaither, both of Georgia; father, Anderson T. Watts Sr. (Belinda Grayson), of Chattanooga;
Leonard (Skippy) Jackson Jr HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Our hearts

In MemoryJo Ellen Martin

Happy Birthday Jo Ellen "Dinky" Martin Nov. 8 We miss you and love you dearly. Mom and Dad, children, grandchildren, brother, auntie, Rita, Tonya, Ty, Reginald, Quinn, niece, nephews, cousins and all

In MemoryMichael McGhee

Michael A. McGhee March 1956 - Nov. 2010 Its been three years, but it seems like yesterday. Miss you, Love you. Mama, Jim, Lynne and Aundrea


To our family, Parents, Mr. Evergreene and Carrie Billingslea and daughter, Ruth, Mama "Billie" Ramsey Gone but not forgotten The A.L. Greene and M.A. Greene Families

In MemoryHayden Patterson

Hayden Mark Patterson Aug. 29, 2000 - Nov. 8, 2000 It has been thirteen years. We Love and Miss You Very Much. Mommy, Daddy, Brothers, Sister, Family and Friends


Sept. 19, 1921-Nov. 8, 2010 Papa, it was 3 years ago today, you left us to join Mother; We knew it would come soon, cause there could be no other- Happy days for you
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