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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 27, 2013

Dorothy J. Oliver Adams, 61, of Chattanooga, departed from this life Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was formerly employed with Radio Station WGOW. A faithful member of Antioch P.B. Church. She leaves to cherish her

J.T. Barkley

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Barkley, 92, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. he was a loving husband who enjoyed traveling, was a U.S. WWII Veteran, and a recipient of numerous medals, including the Bronze Star; was retired from Combustion
Grady Beasley Jr., 58, formerly of Cartersville, Ga., passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.r Survivors are his three children, Grady Beasley III, Stephanie A. Majied, Marie (Andrew) Beasley-Smith. Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday
James "Jim" Carnice Berry, 82, of Georgetown, Tenn., passed away at his home early Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2013. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church, CEO, president (retired) and founder of Republic
Patricia Ann "Cookie" Bonner died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, after a valiant battle with Alzheimers disease. She was born May 19, 1948, to the late Raymond Harry Rogers and Lucille Rogers Sweeney. She will be
George W. Burks, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral at 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Fuenral Home with Pastor Ternae Jordan Sr. as the

Judith Cleary

Judith Anne Van Cleve Cleary, 82, a Knoxville resident and Englewood, N.J. native died Wedneseay, Nov. 20, 2013, at the Baptist Health Care Center, Lenoir City, Tenn., following a brief illness. Mrs. Cleary was

Edna Conn

Edna Conn, 88, departed this life suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Funeral service at 11 a.m. today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial in Mt. Garner Cemetery in Decherd. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

James Damron

James Damron, 93, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CST today, Nov. 27, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brother Bob Salmon officiating. Interment at Mt. Carmel
Shirley Boyd SUMMERVILLE Shirley Delorise Boyd, 65, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 27, at Berryton Baptist Church. Interment in AMI Cemetery, Menlo, Ga. Arrangements by

Thomas Dover

Thomas Robert Dover, 79, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Survivors, wife, Avanell Dover; sons, Randy Dover, Greg Dover; sisters, Brenda Wilson, Peggy Boss; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Nov.

Helen Gann

Helen Louise Gann, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.
Thomas Green Thomas Green, 94, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Deanie Helen Hall, 84, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
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
Willie A. Haslerig, 92, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at a healthcare facility in Chickamauga, Ga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Anna Henry

Anna Terry Henry went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, with family at her bedside. Mrs. Henry was a long time member of Whitwell First Baptist Church. She was a

Gaylord Humble

Gaylord Humble, 87, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Visitation is from 5:30-8 p.m. today, Nov. 27 at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parnell Church of God,

Dr. R.A. Igou

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Dr. R.A. Igou, 92, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday from First Methodist Church. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday -2 p.m. hour of service at the church.

Harvey Jacks Jr.

Harvey Jacks Jr., 83, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. today at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Lester Ashley officiating.
Vernon E. "Butch" Jackson, 66, of Sale Creek, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. A native of Louisville, Ky., he was a longtime resident of Sale Creek. He also lived in Rossville, where he
Hilwatha Williams Jr., 58, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
James Letson, 81, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, South Crest Chapel, Rossville.
Velma P. Lockhart, 83, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2013, at her home. She was preceded in death by husband, Jim Lockhart; parents, Charlie and Bessie Sims. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy

C.L. Morgan

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Morgan, 89, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Survivors include daughter, Linda Woods; one grandson, Barth Woods; and one great-granddaughter, Jesseyca Woods. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Sunset
Russell K. "Rusty" Mortensen, 60, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 2013. A native of Charlotte, N.C., he had lived at Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga for some 40 years. Rusty was a true
David Medford ONeal departed this life, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home in Chattanooga. He was born on Sept. 5, 1933 to Medford and Angalee Elms ONeal of Batesville, Ark. After three years at

Nancy Richardson

LaFAYETTE Nancy Elizabeth Richardson, 96, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m. today. Service by Rev. Rickey Studdard and Rev.
Jo Nelton Pippin Rooks, 82, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Visit
Martha Stone, 67, of Chattanooga died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at her home. Survivors and complete arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, 423-698-2541.
Carolyn Jean Tankersley, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at her residence. Funeral at noon today at Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Caudle as the eulogist. Burial:

Hortense Traylor

LaFAYETTE Hortense Traylor, 58, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton, Ga.
Glenda Jewel Walker, 63, of Ooltewah passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at a local hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Walker; mother, Zella Holmes and father, Dewey Thompson; half brother, Floyd Howard;

Ruby Ward

Ruby Ward, 81, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Battlefield Baptist Church and was well known for her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved


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