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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 22, 2014


Lydian Allyne Plyer Belknap, 89, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Donald J. Belknap. She was a member of Lookout Mountain Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Brenda L. Bost, 67, of East Ridge, was welcomed into Heaven, Friday morning, April 18, 2014, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with
Viola Walker Burns, 84, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church where she had worked with the WMU and vacation Bible schools.

Vella Calhoun

Athens
Vella Suzanne Smock Calhoun, 54, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Sweetwater hospital. The family will have a celebration of Vellas life at a later date. Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the
Edna Lorene Coffey, 85, of Red Bank, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Vonnie Sloan and was the wife of the late Earl L. Coffey. She
Betty C. Cook, 70, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her daughters residence in Knoxville, Tenn., after a long illness. She was born on July 18, 1943 in Bryant, Ala. Betty
Diane Cooper, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the South Crest Chapel. Burial will follow in
Dale Franklin Davis, 65, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of East Ridge and was of the Baptist faith. Dale served his country in the U.S.
Martha Harp, of Chattanooga, passed away at sunrise on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was the former co-owner of Fannys Antiques and Fancies and was a lifelong United Methodist. She was preceded in death
John C. Hunter, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at a local nursing facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryant-Smith Funeral Directors.
Geraldine Allison Geraldine "Gee Gee" Price Allison died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Gee Gee was born on Nov. 19, 1922 in Sylva, N.C. to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson
Carolyn Marshall, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday April 21, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Jessie McClain, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at her residence. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Jacks Sr. as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga National

Mary McRae

Warner robins
Mary E. McRae, 90, passed into the hands of her Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Mary was born on Aug. 9, 1923 in Chattanooga, to the late Vernon Estelle and Laura York Ellis. She
McDONALD Glenn R. Miller, 84, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Ooltewah High School, class of 1948. He was a veteran of the United
Richard "Dick" E. Myers, 78, of Collegedale, died peacefully at home on Saturday, April 19, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinsons. He was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Richard was

John Pickett

Whitwell
John Edward Pickett, 69, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Graveside services were held Monday at 2 p.m. CDT. The burial will be in Red Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by

Ann Pryor

Spring city
Ann King Pryor, 90, died early Monday morning, April 21, 2014, in Spring City. Graveside services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery in Maryville, Tenn. www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral
Elizabeth Bare Randolph, 98, was ushered into the presence of God Sunday, April 20, 2014. She died peacefully at home in Birchwood, surrounded by family. She was born in Birchwood May 30, 1915 to James

Judy Renfro

Nashville
Judy A. Renfroe, 71, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jimmy B. Renfro. Survived by her daughters, Tracey (Jim) Johnson and Kelly (Robert) Jenkins; sisters, Nancy

Lilly Robinson

Cleveland
Lilly Katherine Robinson, 22, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Survivors: parents, Steve and Karen Robinson; brother, Sam Robinson and wife, Anna. Celebration of Life service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church.
Mary Eunice Magouirk Seagroves, 85, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. She owned and operated the R and M Restaurant in Palmer. She was born in Palmer on Aug. 17, 1928 to Jim and

Charles Smith

, rossville
Charles Franklin Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at a local hospital. He was an active member of ChristWay Community Church in Ooltewah. Charles was a lifelong resident of the north
Rebecca Bostic Stellato, 52, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at her residence. She was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service at Calhoun Post Office. A private memorial service will be held at

Joan Syler

Cowan
Joan Gaines Syler, 86, passed from this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Memorial services at 6:30 p.m. CDT Friday, April 25, at Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 206 Cowan St. W. Cowan. Visitation 5-6:30 at
Shirley Ann Vance, 63, of Chattanooga, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Funeral: at noon today at Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Hampton as

Sue Webb

Ringgold
Sue Webb, 83, widow of James Lee "Jason" Webb, formerly of Tellico Plains, passed away 1:45 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Member of Beatys Chapel Baptist Church, Tellico Plains, attended
Dorothy Wigfall, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday April 20, 2014, at a local Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryNELL DILLARD

In loving memory of our mom who we love very much. You are always on our minds. Thank God for giving us such a wonderful mom. Love, Shawn, Carolyn, Alonda, (son in laws)

In MemoryWILLIAM L. JONES

Jan. 1, 1973 -April 21, 2013 In memory of my dear loving caring devoted, compassionate husband, best friend and family. Your heavenly father said well done my faithful servant you have passed your earthly

In MemoryJimmy Redmond

Jimmie LRedmond Sr July 23, 1943-April 22, 2013 Even though the twilight fell upon you, you gave so much of yourself, love, works and care for us. The love of God took you away.
Its been one year since you left. Imiss you and love you forever. Your wife Mrs. Ethel L. Willingham
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