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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 25, 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 passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, April 22, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was almost 100 years old. She was born in Burlington, N.C., Aug. 13, 1914, to John and

James Austin

James Albert Austin, 73, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel with Dr. Stephen Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis
Phillip Isadore "Red" Benton, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away in Atlanta. He attended Chattanooga City High School where he was very active. He sang in the school choir under the direction of the late Lee
Norma Louise Turner Billingsley, 93, formerly of Jasper, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Salisbury, N.C. The daughter of the late Claude and Mae Turner, she was a member of the Jasper Church of Christ.

Susan Boyd

Susan Mae Boyd, 42, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Service at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Collier Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at
Jeraldean P. Brooks, 73, a resident of Decatur, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014, in a Decatur healthcare facility. She was born in Chattanooga, on Nov. 23, 1940 to the late John Potts and

Carol Brown

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

Doris Cameron

Spring city
Doris Ann Barton Cameron, 88, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Doris was a lifelong resident of Spring City, graduating from the Spring City High School in 1945.
Sylvester Caslin Jr., 73, of Chattanoga, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of the New Enon Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services,
Norma Clark Norma Raoul Clark, 84, of Lookout Mountain, died on Monday, March 24, 2014, at Erlanger Hospital. A lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Kappner Clark;
Howard Emory Clark, 81, of Christian faith went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He was a dedicated husband, father, uncle and grandfather to his family. He always made sure the
Margaret Collins, 96, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday April, 28 at the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at
Al Ray Davis, 83, of Dallas, Ga., and formerly of Sale Creek, died Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, at his home in Dallas, Ga. He was born on Dec. 24, 1930 in Dayton to the
Mary Christine Durham, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Mary was born in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Central High School. She was a longtime

Barbara Hathorne

LaFAYETTE Barbara Hathorne Whiteside, 79, died Monday, April 21, 2014, in Fort Myers, Fla. Preceded parents, Jesse and Myrtle Stewart Hathorne; sisters, Jackie Hopkins, Dot Wallis, Dian McGill; brothers, Jab, Bill

Hubert Hawkins

Tunnel hill
Hubert Lee Hawkins, 81, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, April 23, 2014. A native of Rising Fawn, Ga., he has lived in the Catoosa County area for more than 65
Shirley D. Hitchings, 64, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chattanooga. Mrs. Hitchings was born in Athens, Tenn., and raised in Riceville, Tenn. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed traveling

Terry Holcomb

Terry Holcomb, 59, died Thursday, April 24, 2014. Survivors: wife, Kathy Holcomb; son, Jason (Lori) Holcomb; mother, Betty Holcomb; granddaughters, Madison and Brooklynn Holcomb; and sister, Mary Ann Bowman. The funeral is 1

Robert Hoover Sr.

Robert Ted Hoover Sr. passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of

Cody Hughes

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
Anna Ruth Kilgore, 80, praised, shouted, sang and worshipped her way into the presence of the Almighty from her earthly home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Her life exemplified servanthood. She loved people and spent
Norma Catherine Knier, 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Alvin Knox Sr.

Alvin Lee "Sonny" Knox Sr., 75, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga, to the late Addison and Ora Edith Gribble Knox. He had resided in the Chickamauga area

Barbara Layne

South pittsburg
Barbara Thomas Layne, 62, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her sons, Ronald Edward Layne and Rocky Evans; father, William F. Thomas; brothers, Johnny, Ernie and David Thomas; and

Lois Lyday

Lois Cash Lyday, 80, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Lyday; sisters, Elizabeth Langston, Clara Bozeman and Martha Hulgan. Graveside service is 3 p.m. today, April 25, at Bankhead Cemetery. Mason

Christel Mahan

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

Angel Matias

Angel Martin Matias, infant, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. today, April 25, from Rainsville Memorial Park with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,
Reva T. Parham, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. She was 94 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Darlene Pritchett

Sweetwater m.
Darlene Pritchett, 52, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Sweetwater, Tenn. Survivors include mother, Martha Pritchett, of Evensville, Tenn.; sister, Judy Fugate, Evensville. Funeral at 4 p.m. today at Dayton Church of God of Prophecy.
Brett Jason Rudolph, 38, of Atlanta, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, peacefully in his sleep. Brett was born in Chattanooga, on June 4, 1975. He graduated from Baylor High School and continued on
Nettie M. Schulter, 87, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Mrs. Schulter was born in Huntsville, Ala. She is survived by son, James "Jim" D. Davis,
Pearl Reba Horton Scruggs, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her residence. Funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Damian Wigfall

Barbara Smith

Barbara Ann Duckett Smith, 71, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home following a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. A Public School teacher for 16 years, retiring in 2013, she was a member of
Orlando F. Smith, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Nashville. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Frankie Soule

Winter haven,
Fla. Frankie Lou Soule died April 23, 2014, at her home in Winter Haven, from complications from a rare form of Alzheimers, which had gradually and steadily taken away her vibrant life the
Helen Camille Neumann Stricker joined the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, while surrounded by family. She was born July 16, 1943 in Marlin, Texas, to Alfred Emil and Sophie Lucille Neumann. She graduated

Terry Tapp

Terry Wayne "Moon-Dog" Tapp, 56, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 25, 2014, at Coffman Funeral Home. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at
Joshua Wesley Thompson, 27, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Etowah. Joshua was an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed photography, being outside and loved anything to do with an

Benny Walker

Benny Walker, 55, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of
Opal "Dear" Eddins White, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, in a local hospital. She retired from North Park Hospital after more than 40 years. She was a longtime, faithful member

In MemoryThelma Cox

Thelma Lee Cox Tiney, You are more than a memory to me. Youre still a part of my life. Your husband, Willie.
In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear Mother, That we do not think of you. Your loving smile, your gentle face,


March 14, 1942 - April 25, 2000 We still love and miss you very much. Your Family.


We love you and miss you. Love your family.
As we remember your birthday our love for you goes on. God called you on to Glory because your work on earth was done. Sadly missed by mother Annie R. Sanders, son Cedric L. Douglas,
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