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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 10, 2013


Wanda Jean Allen, 66, died Friday Nov. 8, 2013 at Dade Health and Rehab. Survivors include, sister, Dianne Gentry; brothers, Jim Allen (Velma), Terry Allen (Mary), David Allen (Dolly), Wayne Allen and several nieces and

Annie Allen

Chickamauga
Annie Ruth Allen, 86, a native and lifelong resident of Walker County passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in a Walker County Healthcare facility. She was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church where she enjoyed

Roy Allen, Jr.

Berrien springs,
Mich. Roy Elmer Allen, Jr., 87, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
James Berry Sr., 70, of Chattanooga was promoted to glory on Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, son and 3 grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of

Dakota Blevins

Risingfawn
Dakota Clay Blevins, 19, died Thursday Nov. 7, 2013 in a car accident south of Nashville, Tenn. He was a graduate of Dade County High School class of 2012. Funeral services will be held 2
Emily Christison McKenzie, 102, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at her beloved home of 64 years. She was born Sept. 10, 1911 in Methuen, Mass., to Emeldine and Gilbert Foss. She was the widow of
Vera Christine Aycock Collison, 92, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was the widow of Raymond "Sonny" Greer Collison who was well known in Chattanooga for his auto parts

Joseph Collison

Rockspring
Joseph Lyle Collison, 79, has entered heaven's gates after a race well run and finishing strong on Saturday Nov. 9, 2013; blessed be the name of the Lord. He was preceded in death by,
Deborah "Debbie" Sue Crisp, 54, of Harrison, Tenn., died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Tyner High School in 1977. Debbie was a former employee of United

Vera Dickert

Rossville
Vera White Dickert, 85, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Claire Bridge Assisted Living in Asheville, N.C. A native of Lakeview, Ga., she was daughter of the late Lewis Milton and Eula Mae Chapman
Georgia Lene Stephens Hampton, 74, was born again today in eternal life on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Noble Church of God. Mrs.
Kenneth Horton, 55, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
June Wright Ison, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. She was born in Letcher County, Ky., on June 19, 1918. She moved to Chattanooga in 1942. She was preceded in death

Thomas Jackson

Chickamauga
Thomas Richard Jackson, 88, passed away on Friday Nov. 8, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. He served his country in the
Leonard C. Johnson, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. He loved the Lord and was dedicated to his family.
Stanley F. Kirkpatrick, a longtime Chattanooga resident, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 95 years old. Stanley was born on Nov. 12, 1917, in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. He
Dwight Eugene McNabb, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, William Russell McNabb; mother, Mary McNabb Fisher; wife, Bebbie McNabb. He is survived by sisters,

Raymond Mercier

Rock spring
Raymond Mercier, 70, formerly of Groton, Mass., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Born May 22, 1943 in Lowell, MA., Raymond was the eldest child of the late Alphonse Pierre Mercier and Rita Irene
Larry L. Parker, 66, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Raymond and Ruth Parker and was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Parker, Don Parker;
Cecil George Phillips, 70, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Stewart County, Ga. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in
Mikey Presley James M. "Mikey" Presley, 38, of Bossier City, La., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born April 8, 1975, in Shreveport, La.. He was most
Billie J. Pritchett, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at The Healthcare Facility at Standifer. She was 82 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd James and Hettie Mae
Imogene Reeves Raley, 86, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at a local hospital. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and Chapel Sunday School Class. She was preceded

Mildred Rives

Ringgold
Mildred Benton Rives, 90, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and worked at several manufacturing companies.
David Scott, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a 1973 Chattanooga High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Navy and was presently employed with
Clarence Jerome Shepherd, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Lavern Steele

Flat rock
Lavern (Wormy) Steele, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Memorial Hospital. Survivors include, wife, Donna Steele; daughter, Renee Shirley (Michael); son, LaDon Steele; grandchildren, Brandon Shirley (Ashley), Morgan Hartline, Kennedy Steele, Sara Tharp
Dr. Dana Lewis Stoddard, 64, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at his home. Dr. Dana Stoddard has been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 28 years after moving from East
Robert Dewayne Stout, 55, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Nov. 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert V. Stout (Ed); grandparents, Willard and Wilma Gann, Fred and Bertha McNabb; nephews, Keith
Daryl Tatum, 60, of Red Bank passed away Saturday Nov. 9, 2013 in a local health care facility. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Robert Lee Fleming March 11, 1949- Oct. 21, 2013 We express our sincerest appreciation for all acts of love and kindness shown during our most difficult time. A very heartfelt "Thank
Robert Eugene Upton, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at the North Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2
Helen Walker Helen Ruth Walker, 91 of Apison, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was born May 5, 1922 in Fairfax, Ala., to the late J.D. and Mamie Baker. She was preceded
Nov. 9, 1935 - Nov. 12, 2002 Mom, we could never thank you enough for your love. For the constancy and devotion of it, and for all the good things weve known because

In MemoryDorothy Chitty

Nov. 10, 2009 You Smile Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand we cannot touch, we still have many memories of the one we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake,

In MemoryRHONDA EARLY

Rhonda LeKeisha Early May 20, 1978-Nov. 9, 2012 Loving and missing you. Quatecia, Shakia and family

In MemoryEunice Hamphill

Eunice Deloach Hamphill Feb. 13, 1923 - Nov. 10, 2008 BIG MAMA We miss you. Love, Betty, Kitty, Tawanna and Tyler and family.

In MemoryHarold Shapiro

Harold M. Shapiro, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Sept. 27, 2013, in Baltimore, MD. He was 89. He was born in Boston, MA, on April 11, 1924. Following high school, Harold enlisted in
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