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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 02, 2014


Evelyn Rather Allen, 81, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from a local hospital after a brief illness. She recently retired from Gene Longley & Associates. She was
Donald "Kris" Bain, 35, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Share your memories, stories and photos at wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation

Kathaleen Barker

Madisonville
Kathaleen Batchelor Barker, born June 24, 1915, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at age 99. Born in Muscadine, Ala., the oldest child of Lula Ann and Leonard
Garnett Winthrop Campbell, 90, of Hixson, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Garnett was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 15, 1923. He attended City High School and became a huge supporter over the years.
Samuel Bradley Cromer, 19, of Chattanooga, entered Heaven on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at OLPH Catholic Church with Rev. Jim Vick officiating. Memorial
Charles E. Fuller, 71, of Chattanooga and formerly of Sale Creek passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Fuller retired from the Hamilton County Highway Department after 30 years of service. Survivors include wife,
John Bartholomew Grannan Jr., 75, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.,

Angela Grant

Rossville
Angela Marie Grant, 51, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She loved spending

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
Louiza Hoodenpyle, 86, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hoodenpyle; son, Charles William Hoodenpyle; sisters, Flo Harris and Virgie
Edna Blackwell Irwin, 90, of Apison, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Brenda Ithier

Bronx, n.y.
Brenda Perkins Ithier passed Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A 1967 graduate of Howard High, she was employed by Chase Bank. Services: 10 a.m. today, St. Benedicts Church, handled by Bentas Funeral Home, Bronx,
Jeffery C. Jackson, 23, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, July 27, 2014. Survivors include mother, Brenda Jackson of Marietta, Ga.; Father, Jeffery Garner of Chattanooga; siblings, Jasmine Jackson and Martez Woods; great-grandmother, Emme

Gene Johnson Sr.

Chickamauga
Gene Kenneth Johnson Sr., 71, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Johnson was retired from Brown Brothers Construction Company and was a member of Power Point Ministry Center.
Terrye Lynn Miller, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Terrye was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a 1983 graduate of Kirkman Technical School and received her
Pauline B. Miller, 89, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Methodist faith. A 1942 graduate

Troy Murdock

Fyffe
Troy Murdock, 60, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. Funeral is set from 2 p.m CDT today, Aug. 2, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Jerry Myers and Brother Billy

Robert Newman

Decatur
Robert Lillard Newman, 78, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Funeral service will be today, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the
Penny Suzette Painter, 46, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Penny was an organ donor. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Penny is the daughter of
Virginia Irene Prichard, 88, of Harrison, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Johnston and Ida DeFriese, and was also preceded in death by

James Risinger

Collinsville
James Risinger, 64, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Brookwood Hospital. Services are set for 3 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 3, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Centre. Family will accept friends today, Aug.
Philip Schmidt Philip Schmidt, 74, of Gallatin, formerly Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug.

Amy Sexton

Ringgold
Amy V. Sexton, 81, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was born on February 9, 1933. She is survived by sons, Raymond John Schenkenberger, Jimmy Irvin Rightenour; daughters, Debra Jean Snyder, Janet Sue

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
Harold Shell CLEVELAND Harold Roger Shell, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the family residence. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church where he was

Martha Smith

Pikeville
Martha E. Smith, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church. Some of Martha's favorite activities included sewing and
Deloris N. Sullivan, 73, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. A longtime resident of Apison, she lived in Dunlap the past 15 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded
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
Helen Tyler Helen Ruth Tyler, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Helen, affectionately called "Nannie" by family and friends, was born Aug.
Anne Tyroff Anne P. Tyroff, 90, of Ooltewah,passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at a local hospital. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in Corinth Cemetery, Stone Mountain, Ga.

In MemoryTINA COX

Tina Marie Cox July 31, 1964-July 16, 2006 In loving memory of Tina Marie Cox. Sadly missed by her parents, Martha & Wendell Cox, & fine children, Joshua Cox & Jennifer Palmer

In MemoryJIMMY LEE PORTER

still miss you, after 43 years, Linda

In MemoryJEFF SLOAN

May 21, 1977-Aug. 2, 1998 Jeff hasnt been here in person for sixteen years, but he is always in our hearts. Dad, Mom, Tim, Jennifer, Mia, Jessica and Jeremy
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