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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 06, 2014

Clarence Slaytha Bailey Jr., 92, of Hixson passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Clarence was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran. He served in the European Theatre,

Barney Barton

Barney William Barton, 78, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Barney was born May 22, 1935 in Ringgold, Ga. and was a lifelong
Jacqueline B. Boleman, 82, of East Ridge, was received into the arms of her loving Savior Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church and had been a member of Newnan
Kenneth D. Brown, 65, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home in Soddy-Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth P. Brown and Jewell Chancey Brown. Survivors include his brother, Gary
Charlotte Ann Wilson Burchfield, 79, of Harrison, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was born in Valley Creek, Tenn. and was of the Christian faith. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman Burchfield Jr.; parents,
Frances Novelene Shelton Carter, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014. Frances was born on Dec. 17, 1927, in Nashville to the late Dewey Hickman Shelton and Edna Lousie Smith Shelton. She
Edwin Dale Clayton, 72, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 4, 2014. Ed was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was an active member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church where
Rickey Jay Cox, 63, of Tiftonia, passed away Thursday, April, 3, 2014. Survivors include his wife:, Arlene Cox; daughters, Melissa (Paul) Duncan, Miranda Henderson and Erica Cox-Bradley; son, Dustin Hayes; sister, Debbie (Rusty) Massengale; seven
John Wesley Creswell, 76, of Signal Mountain went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Erlanger Health Systems Medical Intensive Care Unit. He was surrounded by loved ones. He was
Randall Daniels ROSSVILLE Randall E. Daniels, 70, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his residence. Randall was a lifelong resident of Rossville and member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church. He enjoyed time

John deMoll

John Proctor deMoll, 62, our witty, unique, kind, good, beloved Poppa John entered into his eternal peace on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Funeral: 2 p.m. today, April 6, 2014 at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment at
Minnie Marie Dobbs, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.
Jack Walton Dunlap Jr., 74, of Hixson, died Sunday, March 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Philips Dunlap; daughters, Mrs. Heidi Thomas and husband, Gray, of Mooresville, N.C., and Ms. Victoria Dunlap,

Henry Dyer Jr.

Mr. Henry J. "Buck" Dyer, Jr., 77, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Funeral: 4 p.m., today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ray Gardner officiating. Burial: Summerfield Cemetery. Online condolences maybe made at:
Mary Rose Eidson passed away, Wednesday, April 2nd 2014. She was a life-long residence of the Chattanooga area. She was born June 24, 1923. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Irene
Terry Farmer, 67, of Chattanooga died Friday, April 4, 2014. Complete arrangements will be announced later by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Chapel, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga.

Ronald Gass

Ronald "Ronnie" Henry Gass, 60, passed from this life on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Family will receive friends 5-8
David L. Graves, of Hixson, departed his earthly life on Friday, April 4, 2014. David was born in Chattanooga and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga/ Hixson area. He retired from DuPont Corp. David

Irma Hammer

Irma Jo Hammer, 79, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by husband of 45 years, Tom Hammer, and was
Fredrick Hodge, 54, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Allan Robert Kotouc, 75, of Sale Creek, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Allan was of the Methodist Faith. He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. His son, Paul Kotouc, preceded him in death.
John William "Jay" McElhaney Jr., 94, of Harrison, died April 4, 2014. He was born July 8, 1919. Jay was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Hazel Lively McElhaney; infant son, Wayne

Marilyn McKin

Marilyn Elaine McKin, 63, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael
Vernia Zona Miles, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Harrison M. and Stella M. Goins and was preceded in death by her husband, Acie M.
Ida Blanche Pryor, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on April 3, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center. Her life was summed up best in her own words" she was a good old girl." She was
Mark Russell Ramsey, 53, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, in a Nashville hospital. Survivors include son, Mark Russell Ramsey Jr.; sisters, Jenny Ramsey, Cindy Adair, Amy McCullough; brother, John Ramsey Jr. He was deeply
Archie Robinson Jr, 64, passed away on April 2, 2014, at his residence. Graveside Services will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Jimmy Ingram, officiating.

Kathy Rush

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Kathy M. Rush, 56, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland

Arlene Scott

Arlene Scott, 62, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Sylvia Mae Evans Smith went to be with our Lord and her husband of 66 years, Percy C. Smith, on Friday, April 4, 2014, while sleeping peacefully at home with her family present and caring
Pearlie Mae "Sister" Jordan Snow, 70, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at a local hospital. She was born in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mildred Jordan Sr.;
Deanna Faye Ellis Stanton, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, April 4, 2014. Hers was a life well lived. She was a true friend, doting Ghee-Ghee, nurturing mother and loving wife. Her
Edwin Earl Taylor, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He served our country in the United States Army. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at National
John ''Steve'' Trewhella, 59, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with His Lord on Thursday, April, 3, 2014. He was the owner of T&A Cabinet Shop for 37 years and loved woodworking. He served in

Kay White

Kay Lynn White, 56, passed away Friday, April 5, 2014 at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral

Louis Williams

Dr. Louis Andrew Williams, 89, formerly of Highlands, N. C., passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born on May 9, 1924, in LaFayette, Ga., to the late Molly (Abney)

Joyce Williams

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Texas Joyce S. Williams, 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in San Antonio. She was born in Chattanooga, to parents Clarence and Bessie Smith. As a counselor, teacher and author, Joyce spent

In MemoryLavonne Griffin

June 24,1942 - Apr 6, 2008 Love, Children and Family


We miss you and will always love you. Mom, your family and friends.
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