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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 29, 2014



Alice Atkins

South pittsburg
Alice "Alice in Wonderland" L. Atkins, 85, died peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was born in South Pittsburg, on June 25, 1928 to the late Frank and Fannie Westbrooks Smith. She
Larry J. Belcher, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Caleb Nathaniel Boozer, 29, departed this life on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Caleb was born on Jan. 29, 1985, in Wood River, Ill. He was the son of Deborah Schobernd Boozer and the late Clair
Austin Conway "Jody" Cline Jr., lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014. The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m.
Diane L. Cole, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at a local healthcare center. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Hilda Conley 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in Chattanooga, at a local nursing home. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Charlotte W. Conner, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Mrs. Conner was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a 96 year member of Concord Baptist Church where she taught Sunday
Wiley Ernest Daffron Jr., 66, of Chattanooga, died Monday, April 28, 2014. Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Commila Eggert

Whitwell
Commila Sue Eggert, 79, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014. She was a dedicated Christian wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend. Ms. Eggert was member of Victory Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by

Cathy Eiland

Spring city
Catherine Camille Eiland, 52, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, April 26, 2014, in Dayton. There will be no services. Please share your memories of Cathy on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com. The family was served

Zonnie Guffey

Athens
Zonnie Teague Guffey, 84, died Monday morning, April 28, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Athens. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Wednesday with the funeral service at 7 p.m. at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be private at
Winnie Aslinger Hall, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Mrs. Hall retired from Dixie Yarns after 40 years of service. She attended Rechoboth Baptist Church. Her husband, the late Ben Hall;
Jennie L. Heard, 92, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Grace Kelley Jones, 82, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 29, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ernest
Aston Dovell Jones, 92, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Soddy Daisy. He was born Oct. 15, 1921 in Gates County N.C. Aston was the son of the late Button and Callie
Richard Delano Landis, 88, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at a local health care facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com
Anna North ROSSVILLE Anna W. North, 78, died Sunday, April 27, 2014. Anna was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of McFarland United Methodist Church since 1956. She enjoyed

Jeppie Pair

Henagar
Jeppie Marie Lester Pair, 94, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Welcome View Cemetery. Visitation from
Brother Simeon (Alphonse Henry) Pytel, CFA, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was born, Aug. 17, 1921, and raised in Hamtramck, Mich. It was a solidly Polish enclave where the Catholic Church was the
Kenneth Max Reed, 83, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 in an area health care facility. Mr. Reed retired from Conoco Oil Co. as a district manager and was of the Lutheran

Patricia Roberto

Knoxville
Patricia Denyse Pickel Roberto. Our Beloved daughter, Denyse, who was born on Aug. 10, 1965 in Knoxville, Tenn., passed away suddenly in her home on Friday, April 25, 2014. Denyse was a beautiful and compassionate
Ervin Rucker 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in Chattanooga, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Susan Schultz, 59, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. She was of the Christian faith and was a loyal wife, friend and soul mate. She loved her family with passion. A
JoAnn Shipley 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in Chattanooga, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Mary Nancy Tanner, 81, of East Brainerd, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Tanner was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a
Mary Ruth Tittle, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was a charter member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father and
Louise Cartwright Waller, 94, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in

Reva Walling

Pikeville
Reva Louise Walling, 89, died Monday, April 28, 2014. Service at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Walling Cemetery. Visitation 2-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences
Edward "Buddy" Ward, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Melvin
Millie Ann Paris, age 65 passed away, Monday, April 28, 2014. She was a homemaker and member of North Dade Fire Department and Tiftonia Holiness Church. Survivors include her loving husband, David Paris; two daughters

Wanda Wright

Athens
Wanda Lee Hammonds Wright, 74, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Cleveland. Funeral 8 p.m. today in the Lighthouse Church, Charleston. Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday in South Liberty Cemetery. Visitation

John Wright Jr.

Belvidere
John Nelson Wright Jr., 88, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, April 29, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment at Winchester City Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral

In MemoryERNEST GUESS

Today was the day 87 years ago, You came into this world, Bringing a special glow. So full of love, And laughter so loud. We are thinking of you today, You still make us

In MemoryMARCUS HALL

Just a token of loves devotion, That our hearts still long for you. Mother, Makiyha, DMarcus Jr., DMyrauna, DMarion, Brian, LaWarren, other family and friends.

In MemoryModine Kendricks

Modine B. Kendricks Nov. 18, 1919 - April 29, 1998 We miss and love you always, Momma. The Kendricks family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, and friends.

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Words couldn't even explain the way the family has felt, we lost one of our own yet again. It's been a whole year today since you were called home to be with the

In MemoryDIANA MORGAN

Mom, it has been 2 years since you passed. I miss you more each day. Love, Amber

In MemoryELIZABETH MURRAY

Oct. 21, 1932-April 29, 2011 Seeing a hummingbird zooming through the tree Recalling the love our mind does see Hearing an ocean wave as it rushes to the shore
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