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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 24, 2014


Kelly L. Allmon, 84, passed away at his Hixson home on Tuesday, April 23, 2014. Kelly graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He served in the U.S. Army
Elysie Cheek Arnold, 99, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was born in Burlington, N.C., Aug. 13, 1914, to John and Bess Satterfield Cheek. Elysie was an active
Marvin Isaac Brooks, 74, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. The family will receive friends

Carol Brown

Rossville
Carol Elizabeth Olson Brown, 88, of went home to be with The Lord Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late Arthur Emmanuel and Matilda Victoria Olson. Before moving

Tamela Bufford

Rossville
Tamela Carlene Bufford, 50, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 21, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of the East
Edward Craig, 46, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. Survivors include his daughter, Brittany; mother, Reba; sisters, Donna, Debbie, Linda, Sherrie and Gayla; brothers, Carl, Jackie, Alfred, Marvin and Michael; several nieces and

Connie Gauthier

Locust grove
Connie Elaine Wade Gauthier, 52, died Friday, April 18, 2014, in an accident. Survivors include husband, Michael Gauthier; daughter, Kristin Williams; son, Doran Gauthier; grandson, Jamison Hudson; brother, Howard Mitch Wade; aunts and uncles, Verna
Olden Goins, 80, of Chattanooga, departed this life Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He retired from Dixie Yarn after 10 years of service there and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his loving wife of
Margaret "Little Bird" Gribble, 85, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was born in Nashville, Tenn. She had a great love for flowers, was an avid Braves fan and

Alma Hale

Dayton
Alma Dorena Hale, 70, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. A longtime resident of Rhea County, she was a seamstress and was of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Bledsoe County

Ann Harmon

Dunlap
Anna Faye Harmon, 77, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She graduated from Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing in 1958 and worked at Sequatchie General Hospital for 36 years and

Alice Headrick

Rossville
Alice Louise Headrick, 86, formerly of Rossville, passed away in Knoxville, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Alice was a lifelong resident of Rossville and a member of McFarland United Methodist Church in Rossville since 1938.
Lucy B. Heard passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

Cody Hughes

Rossville
Cody Duncan Hughes, 16, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Cody was a member of the sophomore class at Heritage High School. There, he was active in
John Curtis Hunter passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the age of 90. He was born in 1924. John was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. He graduated from Howard High School in 1942, followed

Stanley Jenkins

Chickamauga
Stanley Russell Jenkins, 83, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his residence. A resident of the Chickamauga area for the past 45 years, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he
Richard Keith Lamerand Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was 65 years old. Richard received his Engineering degree from the University of Michigan Tech. He was a longtime resident
Maudie Marie Layne, 90, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Mrs. Layne was born and raised in Buladean, N.C. She was a member of Delray Baptist Church, retired as a

Christel Mahan

Rossville
Christel Millard Mahan, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was a native of East Prussia Germany and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville area
Kathryn McCoy Mattice passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on June 3, 1920. Kathryn and her husband were charter members of St. Peter's Episcopal Church before transferring to St.
Stewart McLeod, 85, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born in White Springs, Fla., and grew up in Ellaville, Ga. He graduated from North Georgia Military College with
Renee Card Monroe, 60, of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 21, 2014, along with her precious grandchildren, Reagan and Jaxson Cohen. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Renee was

Eddie Painter

Cleveland
Eddie Painter, 68, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Survivors: son, Chris (Joyce) Painter; grandson, Cody (Haley) Painter; sisters, Betty Massengil, Shirley Brock and Wanda Thomas. The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Fike Funeral Home
Tim Pierce Timothy "Tim" Allen Pierce, 55, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, April 21, 2014. He graduated from Boyd Buchannan, class of 1976, and then attended the Erlanger School of Nursing. Tim was a
Jesse Carroll Roberts, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Huntingdon, Tenn. Mr. Roberts was retired from Southern Railroad, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a member of
Pearl Reba Horton Scruggs, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church and Howard Booster Club. She was preceded in death by

Michael Sloan

Delano
Michael Claude Sloan, 60, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Survivors are son, Waco Sloan; daughter, Brandi Abrasley; long-time companion, Mitzi Johnson. Funeral conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Higgins Funeral
Paul W. Smith, 84, passed on Monday, April 21, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was a graduate of Howard School Class of 1955. He retired from Mueller Company after 39 1/2 years. He was
Joretha Smith, 74, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Stanley Randolph Tucker Jr., beloved educator, administrator and community leader, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a leader at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, West 7th and

Martha Westbrook

Rising fawn
Martha Sue Westbrook, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother that enjoyed cooking for everyone. She was a devout Christian of the Baptist faith. She was preceded

In MemoryROBERT ALLEN

Well missed by your mother Bridgette and sister Cearies, uncle Ronnie, and cousin Greg, and Fiance Alize, and your children, grandmom Mary, mother-in-law and best friend White Chalk. Love and miss you,

In MemoryTIMOTHY ALLGOOD

We miss you. Mother Katie Allgood and Siblings.

In MemoryHAROLD BERRY

Dad, we love you and miss you. Your wife and family.

In MemoryIN MEMORY

of my husband, Ellis Sorrell, Jr. departed April 22, 1975; And my mother Doris Griffin, departed April 24, 2009; And my best friend in life, George Neal Mcafee, departed April
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