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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 11, 2013


Charles Leeroy Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; son, Jeffrey (Lori) Barnes; daughter, Cathi (Dale)
David Lawrence Blancett Sr., 83, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. David was a Life Member of The Million Dollar Roundtable. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 698 and the

Carmen Blevins

Rainsville
Carmen C. Bohannon Blevins, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Cherokee County Health & Rehab. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow Fischer Cemetery,

Jessie Brown

Pisgah
Jessie Mae Brown, 85, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Highlands Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 12, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in
Sara F. Duncan, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. She was born to the late Eva and Fred Nelson, March 10, in DeKalb, Ala. Sara was married to the
John Bryant Erwin III, 62, of Hixson, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Delashmitt Road Baptist Church with Reverend Ronnie Smith officiating.

Cleo Ferrell

South pittsburg
Cleo Ellis Ferrell, 99, of South Pittsburg, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at her home. The daughter of the late Nathaniel and Myrtle May Ellis, she was a graduate of Marion County High School and
Olimpia Jimenez Garcia, 21, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Mass will be held at noon today at St. Josephs Catholic Church. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home.
Sylvia Randolph Quinn Gass, 87, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Tibby, as she was known to her friends and family, was born in Chattanooga, the daughter of the late
Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Goins Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Johnny

Thomas Gordy Sr.

Rock spring
Thomas Nelson Gordy Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Rock Spring, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. He was a member of Mission Glen Baptist Church, a World War II Veteran having served as a
Edward Gaylord Harker, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Dec. 8, 2013. Visitation 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the North Chapel. Graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral
Daris M. Heard, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olena Jenkins and Paul Jenkins; and her husband, Alex K. Heard Sr.
James Harrison Hickman passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. James retired from Candlewick Yarns and was a member of Omega Harvest Church. He was an avid

Tammie Hopper

Knoxville
Tammie Hopper (Theresa Ann Mary May), 64, went to be with the Lord on Monday evening, Dec. 9, 2013, after a brave battle with a long illness. She was a member of Saint Francis of

James Howse

Rossville
James Clyde Howse, 91, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, East Brow Baptist Church. Burial in Overlook Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. CST Thursday and Friday. The body will
Garry Wayne "Bo" Jackson Sr., 61, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Service at 1 p.m. Thursday from the chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral

Elizabeth Jones

Ringgold
Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Jones, 72, passed away, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Memorial Health Care System Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Robert and Mary Johnson; five brothers; and

Carl Kirkpatrick

Farragut
Carl K. Kirkpatrick, 77, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home. Carl was born Aug. 2, 1936 in Kingsport Tenn. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, received his B.A. in 1959
Jerry Wayne Landers, 72, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at a Rome, Ga., hospital. He was a native of Huntsville, Ala., had lived many years in Dallas, Texas, and the past nine years
Lottie Mae Navel Marlin, 87, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. She was born Sept.13, 1926, in Bedford, Ind., to the late Alfred and Katie Fletcher. She

Glenda Medley

Pikeville
Glenda Sue Medley, 53, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today. Please share your
Manoj P. Mehta, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at a local hospital. Mr. Mehta was retired from TVA as a Master Engineer. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will

Betty Moore

Dutton
Betty Moore, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at her residence. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 12, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday
Faith Shuron Morris, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in the Hospice Care Center. She was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by
Edgar "Pete" Elliott Ormsby entered eternal life Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. He was born Dec. 22, 1937. Survived by his brother; six children; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was our love, our rock and

Ruby Ott

Henagar
Ruby Loveless Ott passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Gayle Brewer, of Henagar; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Ryen Berghammer, of Henagar; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Nate)

Charles Owens

Scottsoboro
Charles Edward Owens, 75, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be at noon today, Dec. 11, 2013, from the Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Friendship Cemetery
Dewey J. Rose, 52, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Dewey is survived by his wife, Lola Michelle Rose; sons, Dewey J. Rose Jr., Matthew C. Rose, C.J. Rose; daughters, April Rose,
David Lee Scoggins, 77, of Birchwood, went home to be with the Lord Sunday evening, Dec. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. A native of Chattanooga, he was a member of Sale Creek

Guido Taelman

Ringgold
Guido Andre Taelman, 64, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his residence. A native of Gent, Belgium, he has lived in the Dalton and Ringgold, Georgia areas for the past 18 years, was an
Martha Carter Thatcher, of Lookout Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at age 96. Martha was the daughter of Matt L. Carter and Nancy Martin Carter. She grew up in Chattanooga and graduated

John Tippins Jr.

Ringgold
John Henry Tippins Jr. known by friends and family as Johnny Tippins, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. He was born in Gadsden, Alaa, to the late John

In MemoryANDREW GREEN

Dec. 11, 1923-Dec. 29, 2003 Happy 90th Birthday! Missed but not forgotten. Jeff, Charlotte, Amber, Eric, Rylee, and Aedyn

In MemorySHIRLEY HILL

Shirley Ann Hill Aug. 8, 1944 - Dec. 11, 2012 My how time flies. We still wipe tears from our eyes. God knows whats best. He gave you peace and rest. We know youre in
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