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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 12, 2014



Leroy Beshears

Cleveland
Leroy Beshears, 70, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Survivors: wife, Faye Beshears; sons, Tim Kelley, Jeff Beshears and Jamie Beshears; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday at Fike Funeral Home.

William Carter

Newport news,
Va. Lieutenant Colonel William C. Carter (U.S. Army Retired) died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was a native of Chattanooga and was educated in the parochial and public schools of Chattanooga. He was preceded
Carolyn Denise Battle Cook, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Ottis Drain

Geraldine
Ottis "Barley" Drain, 79, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at his residence. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, April 13, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Elder Grifton Glenn, Jr., 86, blessed earthly life came to a peaceful end at home with family on Friday, April 11, 2014. Elder was born Feb. 12, 1928 in Chickamauga, Ga., the son of

Dewey Gravett

Dayton
Dewey Cleon Gravett, 71, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Spring City Health and Rehab. Dewey was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Dayton. He was preceded
Saundra Leslie Green, 73, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Joyce Hillian

Dayton
Joyce Ann Hillian, 79, died Thursday, April 10, 2014. Funeral services held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. A graveside service will follow at Spivey Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Mosley
Thelda I. "Patsy" Hinds, 80, of Apison, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. A lifelong resident of Apison, she was the wife of the late Charlie Hinds. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy (Bill) Turner, Ooltewah;

Anita Howell

Trenton
Anita Hopkins Howell passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga. She was born on March 27, 1946 in Chattanooga to Bill and Margaret Hopkins and graduated from Red Bank High School in
Viola F. James, 79, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Marshall Homer Johnson Sr., 74, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at HCCat Standifer Place. Service will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilbur Hardeman officiating. Visitation
Leroy Ledford McDONALD Vestie Leroy Ledford, 75, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 11, 1938 to the late Levi and Ula

Virginia Lillie

Rossville
Virginia Ransom Lillie, 94, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at a local hospital. Virginia was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and of the Baptist faith. She was retired from Cutter
John L. Martin Sr., 72, of Soddy-Daisy, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at NHC of Dunlap. John was a lifetime resident of Soddy-Daisy, was a Sunday School teacher, and had served on several church boards.
Ruth Ernestine McDaniel, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Ms. Ruth was a faithful member of Stony Point Baptist Church.

Jackie Medley

Mcminnville
Jackie Medley, 66, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Jackie was born Sept. 14, 1947, in Chattanooga Service will be held at 4 p.m. (CDT) Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Highs Chapel. Arrangements by High Funeral
Edgar Lee Millwood, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 12, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Brooks Green officiating.

Betty Parrish

Winchester
Betty Ruth Stone Parrish, died Wednesday, April 11, 2014. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, TN. The
John R. Pressnell Jr., 65, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Pressnell was born in Chattanooga to Elsie and John Pressnell Sr. He was a
Nettie Mae Schulter, 87, of Red Bank, died Wednesay, April 9, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
William Alan "Oop" Smith passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Erlanger Hospital. Born on Christmas day 1948 he did indeed amount to a wonderful Christmas present for his
Virginia Ruth Stover, 80, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Surviving, husband, Virgel Stover; children, Mike Stover, Robin Tarvin; brother, Emory Gilmer; sisters, Rachel Robertson, Wylene Gilmer; two grandchildren. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, April 12, at
Betty A. Tarpley, 71, of Red Bank, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Mary Thomas

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Miss Mary Kathryn Thomas, 71, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. Miss. Thomas is preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Louise Thomas
Eddie Woods passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was a graduate of Riverside class of 1970. He was a star basketball player for the Riverside Trojans and also played college ball for Oral
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