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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 25, 2013

Homer Aldrich ROSSVILLE Homer D. Aldrich, 87, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 surrounded by his family. He worked for Lever Brothers in Indiana and New York for 24 years, retired from Blue
George Willie Burks, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Anna Jo Lamb Coffelt, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and preceded in death by her husbands, Dewey Lamb and Arnold

Steven Galloway

LaFAYETTE Steven Scott Galloway, 42, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Surviving, wife, Kindle Galloway; mother, Shirley Galloway; children, Steven Scott Galloway II, Brandy Kavades; sister, Sherry Ray; 2 grandchildren. Funeral service 2 p.m. today

Ruby Garner

Ruby India White Garner, 82, departed this life Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Thomas and Mary White and later retired from Chattanooga Public Schools after 16 years of
Marion Elizabeth Gilmore, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in a local hospital. She retired from the Hamilton County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ray Hannah, 75, died on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Surrounded by his family, Ray concluded his full life with a peaceful and dignified death. He faced his many health challenges, including his final illness, with

James Harris

Mr. James E. Harris, 70, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Services will be today at 2 p.m. from the Apostolic New Hope Holiness Church in Copperhill, TN. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Leonard Lindsey Henderson, Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Gordy Hickey

Gordy Hickey, 69, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. He was a long time member of the Dunlap United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Men group, Victory Bible Sunday School class, and
Edgar Sanders Holmes, Jr., 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Atlanta
William "Wild Bill" George Ingram, Jr., 49, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at a local hospital. William is preceded in death by his parents, William George Ingram, Sr. and Ella Mae Cain.
Victor Reynold "Buddy" Jones, Jr., of East Ridge, passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. He was 72. Buddy was born on May 28, 1941 to the late Victor and
Agnes Ann Kilgore, 85, of Soddy Daisy, formerly of Whitwell, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, with her family by her side. Agnes was born on April 25, 1928, a daughter of the late
Gloria Jane Knox, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Jane was born in Bridgeport, Ala., and raised in Chattanooga. She graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Chattanooga.
Anthony Eugene Lewis, 55, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at his residence. He was employed by Family Dollar. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Spivey; grandson, Travon Lewis; and

Verlon Mayes

Verlon Wayne Mayes, 74, passed away Saturday Nov. 23, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. today from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Briggs King officiating. Burial will follow in
Steven Keith Nation, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at his home. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Nation. Survivors

June Parker

LaFAYETTE Mrs. June Henry Parker, 87, died Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. June owned and operated Junes Family Hair Center for 66 years. Member of the LaFayette First Baptist Church. Preceded in
Ronald Payne Ronald Lamar Payne, 55, East Ridge, passed away following several months of declining health on Saturday Nov. 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Hubert Payne Jr. and

John Robinson

LaFAYETTE John "Pulpwood John" E. Robinson, 68, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Preceded in death by his parent, Freeman Robinson, and Reecie Shelton; son John Robinson, Jr.; brothers,
Eugene "Gene" Bruce Smith 79, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. He is survived by his wife Wanda Clinton Smith and a host of family and friends. Funeral Services

Martha Jo Statom

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Martha Jo Statom, 85, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of the Rossville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Statom.
David Lee Tarpley, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. He was born in Blue Ridge, Ga., on July 14, 1920, son of R. Monroe and Hester Stanley Tarpley. Before entering the

Le Erle Taylor

Le Erle Brown Taylor, 92, passed away Saturday Nov. 23, 2013. She was born in Chickamauga, Ga., to the late David Franklin and Allie Martin Brown. She was a graduate of McKenzie College and retired
William "Bill" Lee Thompson, 69, passed Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was born April 17, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tenn. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He is survived by his estranged wife, Gale Malone
Corvin Roylee "Corky" Whitfield, 92, of Dayton went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Sunday morning. She was born in Dayton on March 6, 1921 the daughter of the late

Ronald Wilkerson

Ronald Stuart Wilkerson, 53, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Clark Gardens Cemetery . Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave

In MemoryEvon Jones

Ms. Evon Jones Oct. 2, 1937-Nov. 25, 1969 Still loving and missing you. Your son Ronald and the Jones and Shelmon Family.
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