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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 28, 2013


Walter E. Allen, 78, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Turner funeral home 3913 Webb Road. 622-3171
Maxine Block Alper, 90, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in a local health care center. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.
Treva J. Beale, 74, of Signal Mountain passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. She was a resident of Lorain, Oh., for 45 years prior to moving to Alexian Village in 2001. She was born to
James Berry James Carnice "Jim" Berry, left this earth for his eternal home with his loving wife holding his hand early Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy
William Arthur Brown, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Chrystine Dodson

Mooneyham
Chrystine Dodson, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Service: Sunday Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. CST, Mooneyham Church of God with burial in Myers Cemetery. www.reedfamilyfh.com Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Hwy 127 South, Pikeville

Dora Freeman

Rossville
Dora Lavan McCormack Freeman, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was

Helen Gann

Rossville
Helen Louise Gann, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Helen was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga-North Georgia area and member of Old Fort Baptist Church. Mrs.

Bud Haston

Sylvania
Mr. Bud Haston, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday Nov. 29, New Home Baptist Church, Pisgah. Burial will follow in adjoining cemetery
Betty Jo Hawkins, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie
Eunice Elizabeth Tatum Hill, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Elick Rueben and Eula Beatrice Wolfe Tatum. Eunice retired

R.A. Igou Jr.

Fortpayne
Dr. R.A. Igou Jr., 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Arlene Igou, his loving and devoted wife of more than 70 years, preceded him in death. Survivors include his son

Carl Kirkpatrick

Knoxville
Carl K. Kirkpatrick, 77, died on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2013 at his home in Knoxville. Carl was the former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee from 1993 until 2000, and
Johnnie Lawley, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Johnnie worked for DuPont for 30 years as a control operator. He was a veteran of the army and served during
Anthony "Tony" Eugene Lewis passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at her residence. Graveside services will be held Noon Friday, Nov. 29, at Highland Cemetery Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services
Johnnie Imogene Lasley Lowe, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at her home. She was the daughter of the late, John L. Lasley and Emma Jane Smith Lasley. Mrs.
Yvonne Moon, 71, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
Ida Pauline Oathout, 94, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in McEwen, Tenn. She was born July 23, 1919 in Bethany, Ill., a daughter of the late Walter Cole and Alma Marlow Cole.
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

Thomas Paris

Wildwood
Rev. Thomas C. Paris departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. He was born Feb. 18, 1934 in Hooker, Ga., to the Thomas Murphy and Georgia Roberts Paris. He was a lifetime member of
Anita Lynn Powell, 46, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie

W. D. Roberts

Mooneyham w. d.
Roberts, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Service: Sunday Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. CST at the Mooneyham Church of God. Burial: Myers Cemetery. www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville,
Jo Pippin Rooks, 82, with open arms our Lord received our beautiful and loving mother and nana on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Bill and Treva Pippin.

Tracy Smith

Elora
Tracy Lee Smith, 41, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Owens Chapel Cemetery, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 5-8 p.m.
Martha Stone, 67, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Martha was a faith filled woman dedicating her life to her little sister Jeanette and teaching hundreds of children over the years.
Wanda Janette Sutherland Swift, 69, of Rhea County, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Formerly of Soddy-Daisy, she was a member of the Soddy-Daisy Eastern Star for many years. Janette was preceded in

Clyde Tallent

Athens
Clyde Howard Tallent, 72, died Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013 at his residence. Funeral: 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 29, in the chapel. Burial: 1 p.m. Saturday, McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral

Burrel Terry

Whitwell
Burrel Lee Terry, 62, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2013, of heart failure. He was born May 12, 1951, to Edward and Louise Terry of Whitwell. Burrel attended school in Whitwell through high school.

Veronia Tucker

Ringgold
Veronia "Vern" Willis Tucker, 68, passed away Monday Nov. 25, 2013. A resident of the Ringgold area for the past 25 years, she is a former employee of Candlewick Yarns and a member of
Laura A. Turner, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Jermetrius Donta Walker, 27, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ron Westbrook

Flintstone
Ron Westbrook, 74, Lt. Col. USAF, (Ret.) of the High Point Community, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory,
Brandon Scott Wilkins, 27, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Scotty was a happy go lucky guy with lots of friends. He loved baseball and played for HYAA. He was preceded in

In MemoryJames Lee Coone

Dr. James Lee Coone Aug. 23, 1963-Nov. 28, 2008 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow

In MemoryDeWayne Laymon

June 2, 1957-Nov. 27, 2012 One year and 3 months since we last seen you. Son, I know you are gone but cant forget the rough road weve had. God has been good to me

In MemorySharon McAfee

Sharon Ann McAfee Feb. 13, 1952-Nov. 28, 2003 I feel a warmth around me like your presence is so near, And I close my eyes to visualize your face when you were here, I
Whom God called Home on Nov. 28, 1987 Gone in body, but always with us in spirit. Still loved and missed very much by your children, Delores G. Hayes and John L. Green Jr.;

In MemoryJohn Young

It's been 32 years that you left our lives but God knows you have never left our hearts. Sadly missed by your mother Delia M. Young and Family.
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