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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 04, 2014

Billy Boozer, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Cynthia Clingan

Born Dec. 7, 1969, in Warner-Robins, Ga., Cynthia passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2014, after a long battle with breast cancer. She showed grace and peace through it all, and will be
Terry Wayne DeBerry, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Survivors include children, Adam DeBerry, Jesse DeBerry, Amy Walters, Neisha Rutledge; four brothers; three sisters; five grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at

Clara Estes

Fort oglethorpe
Clara Jane Estes, 90, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a local hospice center. She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Anniston, Ala., to the late Marion and Cordie
Martha Evelyn Everett, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Red Bank Life Care Center, just one week after celebrating her 93rd birthday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m.
John Bartholomew Grannan Jr. 75, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a local hospital. John received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Evansville, was a lifetime member of the Sigma
Ralph B. Gravett, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 4, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Alan Rogers officiating.
James Harris, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Clyde Henderson

Clyde Mitchell Henderson, 77, passed away Saturday,Aug. 2, 2014, at his home. Clyde was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Bledsoe County. He was a former employee
Willie R. Hickman, 70, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Dayton. Visitiation today, Aug. 4, from 3-9 p.m.
Rickey N. Horton, 56, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at a hospital in Cleveland, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Milton L. Hunter, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Edna Blackwell Irwin, 90, of Apison, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was a graduate of the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing, Class of 1946, and retired from the Hamilton County Public
Dennis Jay Kile, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at his home. He was born July 5, 1952, in Chattanooga to the late Jay and Nora Kile. Mr. Kile was
David Edmond Kulski, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born March 23, 1953 in Kingston, Penn. His son, Braden Gene

Raymond Lunsford

Raymond E. Lunsford, 84, of passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Mr. Lunsford was a veteran serving on the USS Midway, and was a Ham radio operator. Ray was preceded in death by

Nancy Miller

West land,
Mich. Nancy Sue Miller, 79, a former resident of Haletown,Tenn., passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, George Edward Cardwell and Laura May Reed Cardwell. Online condolences are welcome at

David Nelms

Tunnel hill
David Allison Nelms, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold and Tunnel Hill areas, he was a member of New Hope
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
Blanche Parris CLEVELAND Blanche G. Parris, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
John Ricks, 62, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at a hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Mattie LuAnn Sanders, 76, departed this life on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a local hospital. She is survived by her children, Charles Sanders and Sharon McClain; sister, Dorothy Tellis; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
Ted Schoettler RINGGOLD Carlton Theodore "Ted, Old Papa" Schoettler, 89, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ted lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area
Vin Sedman, infant son of Vince and Paige Sedman, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Vin was born on July 1, 2014, a tiny, 3-pound miracle, and
Albert Leroy Smith, 72, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A native of Jasper, Tenn., Leroy was born the son of the late Baalam and Eleandor Smith.
Gilbert Franklin Stone, 83, of Ooltewah, went to be with his Savior on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was born in Cumberland Furnace (Dickson County), Tenn. After graduating from Charlotte High School, he attended
Helen Tyler Helen Ruth Tyler, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held today, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. in
Donald Earl Westbrook, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Mr. Westbrook was born in Terre Haute, Ind., to Roy and Marcella Westbrook. He was raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Central
Mitchell Ray Westbrook, 64, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic

In MemoryMiracle McDonald

June 20, 1997-Aug. 3, 2013 One year has gone by. Sadly missed and remembered. Love, Mother Gwen, family and friends.
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Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
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