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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 18, 2013

Lisa Adams

Lisa Suzeanne Gifford Adams, 30, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. She was born in Fort Oglethorpe, and had resided most of her life in the Chickamauga area. She was of the Baptist faith and

Warren Bohannon

Warren Bohannon, 80, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Shepherd's Cove. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Kirk Memorial Gardens
Clyde B. Bush, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Mr. Bush was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a founding member of the former Westview Baptist Church now called Shelter
Mable Gladys Cannon, 85, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was born Aug. 17, 1928 in Rome, Ga., to Claude Mathis and Bessie Worthington Mathis. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Joseph Russell Carson, 71, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with

Martha Corbin

Martha Lou Crawford Corbin, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born Jan. 23, 1939, in the Byington Community in Knox County, the daughter of Mary

Barbara Cupp

Barbara A. McNish Riddle Cupp, 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at a local health care facility. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the

Rachel Davis

Rachel Eaves Davis, 91, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2013. Funeral service 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Visitation 4-6 p.m. today before the service. Interment 10 a.m. Thursday in
Betty Dale Deaderick of Laurel Crest Retirement Center in West Columbia, S.C., died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of James F. and Martha T. Dale of

Jerry Dickson

Jerry Dickson, 78, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home. Jerry was the proud owner of Chattanooga Valley Used Cars and Parts, which he founded in 1960. He enjoyed collecting antique Ford
Helen Gross Etter, 94, of Red Bank, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was born in Sale Creek in 1919 and moved to Red Bank a few years later. She joined Red Bank Baptist

Fred Gann

Fred Gann, 73, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Chester Gann; mother, Ella Bea Michaels; brothers, William Hoyt Gann and Walter Gerald
James Goodson KNOXVILLE James Franklin "Jeff" Goodson, 71 passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, with family and friends at his bedside. He was a member of St. Johns Cathedral. Jeff was born
Natalie Hale, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was formerly a resident of Scottsboro, Ala., where she spent many fun years at Valley Industries. She loved swimming in
Leonard Helton Jr. Leonard Jefferson Helton Jr., 89, of Chattanooga died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Helton was former owner of Helton Auto Air for many
Gordon B. "Jack" Henderson arrived in heaven Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd
Ida Mae Houston, 89, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at a local health care facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Clarence Howard, also known as "C.J.", 54, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Jan. 20, 1959 to the late Claybun

Ruby Jackson

Ruby Jackson, 94, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Marshall Medical Center South. Visitation will be today from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Funeral services will be today at Liberty Congregational Methodist Church. Burial will
Lucille M. Keasler, 93, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Lucille was an active member of Middle Valley Church of God for more than 18 years where

Chris Landis

Chris Landis passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. He was a devoted husband, father and son that left this earth too soon. He leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Avery Grace and a crazy wife,

John Landreth

Ten mile
John Wayne Landreth, 55, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Renaissance Terrace in Harriman. Funeral service 6 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. Private burial in Cedar Grove at a later date. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Thursday
"Scrap" Ledford Alton Lebron "Scrap" Ledford, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home. He was retired from DuPont, and he was a US Army and Korean War veteran. He was
Ronnie Lee Leffew, 57, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. He was born Aug. 29, 1956 in Germany. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Leffew. Ronnie was a member of Our

Bettie Maynard

Palm harbor,
Fla. Bettie Johnson Maynard passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Loving wife of the late Lamar Maynard; daughter of the late Robert Johnson and Louise Bills-Johnson; sister of the late Robert Milton Johnson
Bobby Gene McDaniel surrounded by his loving Family went home to be with his heavenly Father Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. As his Family prayed and thanked God for this wonderful man-- Heavens gates opened.
Hazel Alice Ownbey Murphy died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She had been very ill for quite awhile. Growing up in Etowah, she had a truly idyllic life
Janet C. Myers passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. She was born April 13, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio, but was a long-time resident on Chattanooga. She was very active in Burks

Frances Penley

Frances Jo Walters Penley, 86, died on Monday Dec. 16, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Mrs. Penley was born in Chattanooga; she was the daughter of the late William Spencer and Nettie Sayre Walters.
Helen H. Reardon, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Helen was a longtime member of Hixson First Baptist Church and the Grace Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband
Archie Robinson, of Chattanooga, departed this life, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at NHC Nursing Home, Chattanooga. Preceded in death by wife, Lillian Robinson; sister, Geneva Muckle. Survivors, children, daughter, Olivia Jamison; sons, Archie Jr., Edward
Robbie T. Shahan, 94, of Birchwood, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. The last living of 11 children she was a retired cafeteria worker at Birchwood High School after many
Lowell "Mack" Shields, 63, of Georgetown, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. There will be no formal services held. A "Celebration of Life" memorial, location and time will be announced at a later
Anthony Edwin Soucie, of Chattanooga, passed into glory on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born Feb. 17, 1962 in Abilene, Texas, He had lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 19 years
Harold Southall, 77, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Euna P. Stephens, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Margaret Vest

Margaret E. Vest, 93, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville. Margaret was born on May 22, 1920 in Ooltewah, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Watts. A faithful member
Kenneth West RINGGOLD Kenneth "Ken" Odell West, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. Mr.
Susie Mae Winston, 86, passed away on Dec. 16, 2013, at home. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Maggie Henegar Wray passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after a short illness. She was retired from the Federal Bankruptcy court, U.S. Postal service and HCSO- records. She was a founding member of the

In MemoryJanie Broadnax

Sept. 8, 1926 - Dec. 18 2011 Happy memories silently kept, no need for words, well never forget. Love, children, grandchildren, family and friends


April 5, 1938-Dec. 18, 2012 Remembering: "Our Precious Mom" Spending Christmas in Heaven..Always in our Hearts..Love and Miss you MOM..your family

In MemoryMattie Fox

In Loving Memory MATTIE L. FOX Aug. 12, 1933-Dec. 18, 2005 "We love and miss you so very much...." Sadly missed by, Joe, Marie, John, Family and Friends


Chester Harlen Swafford Known to us as our family. He loved our mother Ann deeper than any other. Tome, he called his daughter. Tommy, he called his son. Sabrina and Tasha, his granddaughters.

In MemoryBessie Upshaw

Feb. 25, 1933 - Dec. 18, 2011 Two years ago today God needed a special Angel so he called you home. We miss and love you very, very much. You sons, Stanley, Tommy and
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