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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 06, 2014


Willie David Armour, 63, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mae Bivens

Gruetli-laager
Mae Arlene Bivens, 90, passed away at her home Monday August 4, 2014, with her family at her side. She was a member of Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist Church. She was born in Tracy City
Kenneth Ray Burchard, 64, of Bakewell, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Aug.4, 2014. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Williamson & Sons funeral Home with Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Burial will
Pat Burgess Pat Burgess, 88, of Ooltewah, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at a local hospital. Completed arrangements will be announced in Thursday's edition by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Brenda Sue Campbell, 66, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., but lived most of her adult life in East Ridge. She was raised in
Roberta Crawley Carter, 91 of Hixson died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. She was born Jan. 29, 1923 in Soddy, Tenn., to the late Walter and Elizabeth Penney Crawley. Roberta was a member of Soddy Church
Elaine Estes Caye, 55, of Chattanooga and formerly of Athens, Tenn., died Monday morning, Aug. 4, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. A native of McMinn County and resident of Chattanooga for the past
Gregory L. Cooper, 67, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Tommy Cranmore, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Minister David B. Smith officiating. Share your memories, stories
Kenneth Wayne Davis, 68, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home
Virginia Farmer, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation
Jerry Wayne Ferguson Sr., 75, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. He was retired from TVA and was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Jerry was a 1957 Peabody High School All-American Quarterback; he played for
Robert Earl Ford, 56, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 423-265-4414.
Dorothy "Dot" Locklear Gross, 84, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a graduate of Central High School
Jamey Hewitt James Anthony "Jamey" Hewitt, 44, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, from injuries received in an automobile accident. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Hewitt was a graduate of McCallie School, UTC
Judy "Dusty" White London, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in an area hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn Clements. Survivors include her longtime companion,
Mary Azar Maloof died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at her home on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Maloof Frierson and husband, Jim; three
Paul Eugene Marler, 83, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 4, 2014, from a local healthcare center. He was a member of Bartlebaugh Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air

Patricia Morgan

Rossville
Patricia "Shirley" Morgan, 74, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, surrounded by her family. Shirley was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Eye Ear Optical in
Gregory Moten, 53, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Robbie Ott

Hazel green
Robbie L. Ott, 39, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Survivors include husband, Ed; father, Donald Jolly; mother, Rebecca Robertson; sister, Christiana Gumbert. Family will hold a memorial service at the Feet of Jesus Christ
Sandra Joy Hilke Pearson, 65, of Hixson, passed away at on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. Sandi has battled pancreatic cancer for the past several months. Sandi was born in

Nell Rogers

Bridgeport
Elizabeth Nell West Rogers, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Cumberland Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home chapel. Interment in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. www.rudderfuneralhomes.com. Visitation
Jim Stone was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Brownsboro, Ala. to the late Johnnie Mae Parker and the late Cleve Stone. Jim departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence at
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

Mitch Westbrook

Ringgold
Mitchell "Mitch" Westbrook, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest

Owen Wilborn

Henagar
Owen R. Wilborn, 82, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery in

Rona Womac

Dayton
Rona Porter Womac, 71, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church since early youth and faithfully attended until her health failed. She was preceded in

In MemoryMildred Cooke

In Loving Memory Of Our Mother Mildred Warner Cooke July 3, 1937 - Aug. 6, 2012 Sadly missed by children Larry, Kenneth, Belinda, Gregory, family and friends.
Jan. 28, 1926 Aug. 6, 2009 Love and miss you. Your Wife Joann, children and grandkids.

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Aug. 6, 1917-Dec. 22, 2000 Happy 97th birthday Mama! We think of you every day and miss your loving, warm and kind way. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. Your children,
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