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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 01, 2014


Willie Adair Willie Ruth Hall Adair, 71, passed Saturday, July 12, 2014, at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Adair; daughter, Debra. Survivors include children, Wanda (Aaron) Lassiter; Reginald

Mildred Brackett

Lafayette
Mildred Wall Brackett, 77, died Wednesday July 30, 2014, at her daughters home in Tunnel Hill, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Brackett. Survived by daughters, Martha (David) Rodgers, Teresa (Ricky)

Jim Brown

Lafayette
James Lamar "Jim" Brown, 64, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the son of the late J.C.
Garnett Winthrop Campbell, 90, of Hixson, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Garnett was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 16, 1923. He attended City High School and became a huge supporter over the years.

Vernia Carver

Bridgeport
Vernia Louise Carver, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 1, at the Mount Carmel Cemetery,Bridgeport. James Perry will officiate.
Darlene S. Chadwick, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jackie Elvin Chadwick; parents, Dorsey and Josie Aaron; a brother, Charles Aaron;
Clifford Alvin Chambers, 81, lifelong resident of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church for over 18 years, where he was a special singer

Jerry Clowdus

Gaylesville
Jerry Wayne Clowdus, 70, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Surviving, wife, Dora Clowdus; children, Jerry Clowdus Jr., Jeremy Clowdus, Chuck Clowdus, Lisa McDowell; siblings, Lamar Clowdus, Gene Clowdus, Evelyn Smith, Ellen Maddox;
Jamie Franklin "Jim" Conerly Jr., 77, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born on May 24, 1937, in Selma, Ala., and attended Fletcher Academy, Pisgah Academy, and Chilton County High

Fred Cook Jr.

Rossville
Fred Glenn Cook Jr. 83, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Walker County, a son of the late Fred

Connie Ensley

Decherd
Judith Constance "Connie" Ensley, 68, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 1, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in

Norman Gravitt

Crandall
Norman Lee Gravitt, 73, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Gravitt and Wilma Gravitt Watkins; brother, Larry Gravitt. Norman was born Nov. 7,

Virginia Griffith

Graysville
Virginia Griffith, 84, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Virginia was born in Chattanooga to the late Luther and Louise Hixson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Webber N. Griffith; siblings, Alene

Barnett Hood

Dayton
Barnet Hood, 96, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence. Barnett was born Nov. 4, 1917, in Rhea County, where he was a lifelong resident. He was a member of the Dayton Four

Melba Huffines

Chatsworth
Melba Huffines, 71, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth. Visitation from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Condolences may be

Mabel Johnson

Rossville
Mabel Joyner Johnson, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Interment will follow

Gene Johnson

Chickamauga
Gene Kenneth Johnson, 71, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic
Alissa Kay Kerns, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born Feb. 7, 1953, to the late William and Ruth Kerns in Clarksburg, W.Va. She is survived
Evelyn Dixon Martin, 105, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at a local health care facility. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, at Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. Donald Givens

Carrie McClam

Summerville
Carrie Bell McClam, 73, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Homegoing Celebration will be 1 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church
Rayford John McLaurin, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Funeral Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today, August 1, at the funeral home with Rev. Billy Dean officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga
Julia C. Watkins Mitchell, 94, formerly of the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, in an Atlanta, Georgia hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug.

Brianna Mosley

Ringgold
On Wednesday, July 30, God decided to grant Brianna Nichole Mosley her angel wings. She put up a good fight for most of her 18 years here on this earth.
Penny Suzette Painter, 46, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 27, 2014. Penny was an organ donor. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Penny is the daughter of

Charles Pope Sr.

South pittsburg
Charles Rhelfort Pope Sr. died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Park Ridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, due to medical complication. He was a member of Brakebill Chapel AME Zion Church, in South Pittsburg.
Virginia Prichard, 88, of Harrison, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee
Betty Brown Roberson, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a loving, caring, compassionate and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was

Betty Rogers

Athens
Betty Ruth Price Rogers, 77, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her home. Funeral services 7 p.m. today, Aug. 1, at Ziegler Funeral Home chapel. Burial follows at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m
Mattie Sanders, 76, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

George Shadwick

Ringgold
George Franklin Shadwick, 43, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a painter for Ridge-Park Construction Company, and will be deply missed by his family and friends. He is

Louise Sharp

Valley head
Louise Sharp, 83, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Crossville Healthcare & Rehab. Funeral 2 p.m CDT Saturday, Aug. 2, from the Burt Funeral Home, Valley Head chapel. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. CDT today
McDONALD Dr. Robert Shearer, 96, passed away Monday, July 27, 2014, after a long illness surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1918, the ninth of 10 children, Robert Vernon
Roland A. Smith, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Roland was born on July 17, 1923, in Chattanooga to the late Robert and Elvie Smith. He served our country during

Ledyne Stanton

Chickamauga
Ledyne Merrily Stanton, 71, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
Deloris N. Sullivan, 73, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. A longtime resident of Apison, she had lived in Dunlap for the past 15 years. She was of the Baptist faith and
Lora Marie Trotter, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Lora graduated from Hixson High School in 1982 and attended UTC. Lora was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She was a

Alice Vanzant

Belvidere
Alice Fay Vanzant, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Willows of Winchester. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. CDT today, Aug. 1, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Lynchburg
Ethelyn Willicombe Ethelyn P. Willicombe, 86, East Ridge, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in a local healthcare center. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was former vice president and secretary for East Ridge Florist for

Inez Winters

Fairmount
Inez Adell Bryant Winters, 75, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. The Service to Celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 1, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1170 Rome Road, Calhoun. Arrangements

Nancy Wittler

Dalton
Nancy Wittler, 65, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a former employee of JCPenney and was of the Baptist faith. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In MemoryHenry Lee Bible

July 4, 1930-Aug. 1, 2013 We still miss you dearly every day. Love, Family and Friends

In MemoryQUIM HUDGENS

August 1, 2007 You have been gone seven years. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you Home.

In MemoryAISHA KNIGHT

Happy Birthday We miss you. Love, Mom and Family

In MemoryIN MEMORY

March 20, 1917- August 1, 1993 Loving and missing you The Brewster Family

In MemoryGRADY YEARGAN

Aug. 1, 1945-April 15, 2005 Sadly missed, lovingly remembered. Kay and Family, Brad, Pam, and friends.
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