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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 18, 2014


Mary Catherine Brown Adams, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Isabelle Sanders-Brown. She was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School and was
Billie Jean Bittenbender, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Apri1 16, 2014. She was born in Detroit, Mich., and raised in Ringgold, Ga. She was a resident of Chattanooga

Jimmie Bruce

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Jimmie Doris Littlejohn Bruce, 84, died Thursday, April 17, 2014. She is a member of Chattooga Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband,

Zackery Bryant

Chickamauga
Zackery Maximus Gage Bryant, 6, went to be with Jesus Monday, April 14, 2014. He attended Chattanooga Valley Elementary and belonged to the Cub Scouts in Rock Springs and played baseball with Royal Knights
Johnathan Paul Cass Sr. simply known as "Cass" by many, 42, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was a deacon at Greens Lake Road Church
JayParker Darwin DUTTON JayParker Darwin, 7, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, April 18, from Kerby Funeral home Chapel. Burial in Pisgah Cemetery.
Betty Jane Flood Foy, 78, died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. To share expressions of sympathy, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. today,
Yolanda Faye Golson, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons, Jerome Stewart Jr., of Chattanooga and Thomas (Dysheika)
Constance Sue Gray, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Vaught and was also preceded in death by her brother, Darrell
Bishop Luke Hamilton, 88, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born Sept. 7, 1925 in Glen Alice, Tenn., to the late Edwin Frank and Ellen
Darius Eugene Hinton, 25, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was a graduate of Hamilton County High School. Darius was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Eddie Eugene Hinton and Willie
Glenice Seale Hooper, 91, widow of James L. Hooper, of Soddy-Daisy, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away 7:44 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home. Member of First United Methodist Church of Tellico Plains.

Gene Howard

Fruithurst,
Ala. Arnold Eugene Howard Sr., 62, formerly of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. In accordance with Mr. Howards wishes his body was cremated. A private memorial service will be held
Aussie Lee Humphrey, 72, departed this life on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at home with family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 46 years, Romanzia A. Humphrey; five sons,
Mary Evelyn Smith Johnson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was a teachers aide at Soddy Elementary for nine years. Mary Evelyn loved sewing, cooking, and creating arts and crafts.
Jennifer Lynne Jones, 53, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Totherow; sisters, Tina Ford and Pam Everett. Survivors include her husband, Frank
Rev. John L. Edwards Jr., 90, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Vanessa Marie LaPaglia, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Vanessa was born on Aug. 23, 1972 in Memphis. She was preceded in death by her brother, Will Mack,
Thomas Eugene "Gene" Lowery, 54, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday April 16, 2014. Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County. Gene was a true public servant having worked

Jessica Lynn

Ringgold
Jessica LeeAnn Lynn, 26, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Barbara Taylor; and

Thelma Mahoney

Cleveland
Thelma Elizabeth Turner Mahoney, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Clairbridge Assisted Living in Cleveland. Graveside services 12:30 p.m. today in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 11 am-noon today at the funeral home. Ziegler
Juanita June Marcum, the most loving and Godly mother has now joined her husband, Wallace Marcum Jr. the love of her life, in their home in Heaven on Monday, April 14, 2014. Services will
Robert Daniel McCullough, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, in a local hospital. The body will lie-in-state today at 9 a.m. with the funeral to follow at noon in the chapel of

James Nelson

South pittsburg
James L. Nelson, passed away, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Jay was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, who served his country during War World II. He also founded Nelsons Store over 30 years

Steven Neperud

Knoxville
Steven Erik Neperud, 62, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Beverly Park Place. Steve attended South Pittsburg High School, graduating in 1969. He then attended University of Tennessee where he received a master of
Peggie Moon Pickett, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. A native of Piedmont, Ala., Peggie was a daughter of the late Paul Everett and Mildred Coffia Moon. She
Robbye Sue Bright Reep, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Alexian Village. The daughter of the late Leon and Hallie Coppinger Bright, she spent the early years of her life
Pearl Scruggs, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Jerrol Denning Smith, 70, passed away at Life Care of Red Bank on Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was born on July 18, 1943. Jerrol was preceded in death

Joyce Svitzer

South pittsburg
Joyce Svitzer, 49, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. She was an employee of the Bridge @ South Pittsburg. Survivors include her mother, two daughters, several siblings and other relatives. A memorial service will be

James White

Bridgeport
James Andrew White passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Janice White, along with their son, Steven (Michele) White; daughter, Cynthia (Jimmy) Graham; and grandchildren, Brint Graham, Ashleigh Graham and
David Lee "Pete" "Daddy Rabbit" White Sr., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn ODaniel White. He was a veteran of Korean War and
Alfreda Hitchcock Yearby, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 12, 2014, at her residence in Athens, Ga. Local survivors include her cousins, Minister Joe Hitchcock, Oran (Jackie) Hitchcock and Walter Hitchcock; other relatives and
Phyllis K. Yerbey, 81, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a long time battle with Parkinson disease. She was the daughter of the

In MemoryANTONIA D. BASS

Antonia (Ann)D. Bass Oct. 9, 1971 - April 18, 2012 You may be gone from sight but never gone from my heart. Every time I begin missing you, I remember that you are

In MemoryTRACI CROZIER

thought of you today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have

In MemoryPatricia Higgins

From Dedrick Sr., Jeannie, P.J. and Latonya, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, sisters and brothers.

In MemoryCHARLES KELLEY

April 18, 2013 Thank you God for blessing us with such a remarkable joyful man who was a father, teacher, brother, and friend. Its not the same without him but rest assured that one

In MemoryFRED MINOR

July 18, 1928- April 18, 2000 MAC MINOR March 14, 1942- April 25, 2000 From sister, Louise Davis and the Minor Family.

In MemoryEWELL MORGAN

Mom, its your first birthday with Jesus and a blessed Good Friday for you, as well. We love you and miss you so much! You were the best Mommy ever! We are looking forward

In MemorySonya Norman

Sonya Regina Norman (Gina) March 16, 1964 - April 18, 2001 Today marks 13 years since you have departed from this earth. Every day you are not here, it is a struggle, however, with
June 25, 1985-April 18,2008 Happy 29th Birthday, I miss you and I love you. Love, Mama and Larry
In Memory of my son JERMETRIUS (DONTA) WALKER "FLUBBA" Happy Birthday Son WithLove. APRIL 18, 1986 From Mom, Family and Special Friends. We love and miss you so much.
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