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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 13, 2013


Alonzo Davis Aker Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother
Betty Baker passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at a local health care facility. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
James Lindell Barkley, 54, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov, 10, 2013, from his earthly home. He was employed at Heat Tech and was a Baptist. He was a member
Mae Betty Bridgers Mae Elizabeth Nelms Bridgers, 96, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 5, 1917. She was the daughter of Lemuel
Virginia L. Chandler, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. She was retired from Bill Smith Tire in Ringgold and was a member of Boynton Baptist Church. Mrs.

Loyd Davis

Henagar
Loyd Lee Davis, 77, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Davis was retired from Bungee Foods. He was preceded in death by parents, John Elmon and Irene Hall Davis; wife, Carolyn

Linda Fannin

Cleveland
Linda Fannin, 73, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Survivors: son, Thomas Fannin; granddaughter, Emma Fannin. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
Anna Helmes FORT PAYNE Anna Mae Kelsey Helmes Foster, 79, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. A resident of the Fort Payne area for the past 27 years, she formerly lived in the
Larry Wayne Grady transitioned from this life to enter eternal rest in heaven on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2013. Larry was born July 4, 1951 and was a member of Riverside High Schools class of

Willie Grayson

Whitwell
Willie A. Grayson, 95, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The family will receive friends from 3 until 8 p.m. CST today, Nov. 13, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel
Selina "Nina" Greene, 80, died Monday, Nov. 11,2013, at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Greene was born in Herne Bay Kent, England and was a member of Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association. She was preceded in
William "Bill" Hill, 79, of Hixson, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in an area health care facility. Bill was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was retired from DuPont with over 30 years of service.
John Hodge, 89, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Nov.11, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Rosemary Hoenig, 89, has passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, to join her beloved Lawrence "Larry" in heaven. Rosie, as her family and friends liked to call her, was born in Baraboo, Wis. She

Harry Howard

Dalton
Harry Monroe Howard, 89, departed this world peacefully to join his Savior Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Ridgewood Manor. Harry was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Marjorie
James E. "Tight Eye" Jackson Jr., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was preceded by grandmother, Ola Andrews. Survivors include his wife, Irene Jackson; daughter, Audrey; mother, Georgia Craighead; stepdaughter, Cassandra Stone;
Grace Cross Lankford, 96, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, from a local healthcare center. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
Dora Janet "Ja-Net" Au Mahoney, 92 of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive
Ian Hunter Majoras, 23, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Ian was a 2008 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. After completing High School where he played varsity basketball, Ian enrolled at
Howard Thomas Matherley, 84, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. He was born June 2, 1929, Mr. Matherley served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Tom was a member of East Ridge

Mary Ann Morris

Fort oglethorpe
Mary Ann Morris, 61, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Thelma Cleveland; son, Anthony Morris; and sister, Frances McCranie. She
Eddie Parham, 74, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Eddie was retired from Eureka Foundry. He was an Army Veteran, and he was a faithful member of Middle
Cecil Douglas Pearce Jr., 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. He was born June 19, 1935 in Chattanooga to the late Helen and Cecil
Marie Smiley Pettigrew, 73, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Milwaukee. She was a 1959 graduate of Howard High School and a faithful member of Phillips Temple AME
Robert Charles Ratliff Jr., 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Pilgrims Pride. He was preceded in death

Audren Richey

Grove oak
Audren Richey, 90, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in his residence. Mr. Richey was a WWII veteran. Funeral arrangements are set for 2 p.m. CDT today, Nov. 13, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Elmoore Rorex

Bridgeport
Elmoore Leroy Rorex, 87, died peacefully at his home Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Charlotte Cloud Rorex; son, Glenn (Bonnie) Rorex, of
n Charlotte Oaks Skillington went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after suffering a long battle with RA. Charlotte lived in Chattanooga all of her life and was a graduate of
Thomas Barton Smith, of Hixson, known by those who loved him as Bart, went to be with his Savior on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. He was born on Nov. 3, 1953 to the late Roy
Jean Deloris Steagall, 76, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born in Lynchburg, Va., on March 2, 1937. Jean graduated from E.C. Glass High
Mary Taylor Mary Frances Taylor, 83, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Clara Taylor; and
Nancy Pauline Tweed, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. She is survived by her husband; three children; and fivegrandchildren. There will not be any visitation. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements
Rachel Vincent Rachel Farr Vincent, retired elementary educator, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Rachel was born Feb. 25, 1935 in Chattanooga. She graduated from City
Mary Jenkins Wilson, 90, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Helen Wright

Spring city
Helen Wright, 86, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Add Smith Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at Vaughn Funeral
God has you in His arms, and we have you in our hearts. Your memories are a keepsake for which we will never part. Your Mom & Dad Cornelious and Cammie Whitehead

In MemoryWesley Stone

Jan. 19, 1952 - Nov. 13, 2008 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love you, Wesley We miss you so much. The Stone family and many friends

In MemoryFRANKIE TOWNSEND

The sadness we have shared during these 10 years is replaced by the praise we give to God for the 43 years He gave us with you. Truly missed by loving Mother,

In MemoryJames Woods

James O. Woods Sr. "Boo Boo" Nov 20, 1939 -Nov 13, 2012 Happy Birthday Remembering you on your home going date. One year ago God called, and you answered the call. We all love you,

In MemoryMARVIN YARBROUGH

Nothing can ever take away the love our hearts hold dear. Fond memories linger every day, remembrance keeps you near. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone For
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