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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 30, 2014


Darlene Brown Boatfield, 56, of Hixson. passed away on Monday, April 29, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
William Lewis "Buddy" Browder, 80, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, in Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born Jan. 21, 1934 to the late William Hamilton and Oda Wattenbarger Browder and was a lifelong
Michael E. Brown, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Annie Childers

Beershba springs
Annie Myrtle Childers, 85, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was of the Baptist faith. She was born in Beersheba Springs on May 29, 1928 to McKinley
Charles Lewis Crowe, 79, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. He was a retired machinist and member of Ider Baptist Church. Mr. Crowe was preceded in death by parents, Holace and Viola
Mildred Lee Brown Easterly, 91, died at Valley View Assisted Living in Whitwell Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Mrs. Easterly worked for Dr. Charles Graves for 21 years and took pride in giving easy shots. She
Ruby Lee Foister, 93, went home to be in the presence of her Lord and her God surrounded by her family and friends on Sunday, April 27, 2014. She was a member of the North
James Richard Gann, 74, of East Ridge, died on Monday, April 28, 2014. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his children, David Gann, Lamar Gann, Steve Stevens, Jason Gann, Shannon Gann, Jonathan Gann,
Winnie Aslinger Hall, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. David McNabb officiating. Interment will follow in

James Hamill

Ringgold
James Fred Hamill, 69, passed away Monday April 28, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of Talley Construction where he worked for over 20 years. He was preceded
Jennie L. Heard, 92, passed Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her residence. Preceding her in death were her parents, Mary and King Hill; and her husband, Willie Lee Heard. Survivors include her two sons, Willie

Harold Hobbs

Dunlap
Harold Loyd Hobbs, 76, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Hobbs was preceded in death by his parents, Berlene and Viva Loyd Swanger Hobbs; and

Carolyn Humphreys

Soldotna,
Alaska Carolyn Jane Tucker Humphreys, a longtime Alaska resident, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 77. Carolyn was born November 23, 1936 in Greeneville, Tenn., to Willie

Tollie Hurley

Summerville
Tollie Fay Hurley, prominent Summerville, Ga., businessman and chairman of Southeast First National Bank passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. Mr. Hurley was born Feb. 21, 1934 in Summerville, to the late Tollie Ross Hurley
ordan Michael Coleman, 25, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Jordan was born in Chattanooga, a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and was active in local theater. Surviving
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

Charles King

Rossville
Charles Edward King, 69, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge,

Kenneth Langdale

Ringgold
Kenneth "Fred" Carson Langdale, 22, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Ocala, Fla. He was a loving son and brother. He was a carpenter at trade. His favorite past time was riding motorcycles and

Lillian Lewis

Jasper
Lillian Lewis passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in her assisted living home in Chattanooga. Visitation will be between 4 p.m. CDT and 8 p.m. CDT today, April 30, 2014, at Tate Funeral Home,

Wanda Love

Jasper
Wanda Kay Love went home to with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She was born Jan. 21, 1953. She was of the Baptist faith. She was an employee of
Bryan U. Melton, 93, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. He was a native of Cleveland, Tenn., where he graduated from Bradley Co. High School. He later moved to Chattanooga and attended UTC. He was

Fred ONeal

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Fred Lee ONeal, 70, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was preceded in
Mattie Ruth Pickett, 95, Signal Mountain, joined her family on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Pickett; brothers, Morris, Jesse and Clyde Vandergriff; and her sister, Willie Mae
Orlando Fitzgerald Smith, 39, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Pikeville. He was formerly employed by Komatsu and was a member of Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death
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. The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. today,

Belinda Tomes

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Belinda Tomes, 51, died Sunday, April 27, 2014. Funeral from Linwood Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Friday with Pastor Jon Alverson officiating. Interment: LaFayette Cemetery. Visitation at

Edith Willis

Lawrenceburg
Edith Willis, 95, a former resident of Cleveland, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Lawrenceburg. Survivors: children, Johnny (Brenda) Willis and Reba (Jim) Ayers; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m.

Glenna Woodall

Decherd
Glenna Sue Woodall, 81, passed from this life on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her home. Funeral 1 p.m. today, April 30, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Merle Mead officiating. Interment in Mt. Garner

In MemoryJohn D. Averhart

It has been five years since you went Home to the Lord. We know that He is in a better place. But we still miss him. Missed by your daughter, grandchildren, and

In MemoryNEAL DAVIS

love you and miss you every day. Your Family
silent thought, a secret tear, Keeps your memory ever dear, God took you home, it was His will. But in our hearts you live still. Beverly Bishop, Sharon Kelly, and the rest
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