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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 09, 2014


Willie David "Spookie" Armour passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. He was born on May 9, 1951 in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bessie Mae Scruggs and Johnny Bates; father,

Connie Bailey

Fort payne
Connie Martin Bailey, 49, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will

Bob Baker

Bridgeport
Bob Baker, 61, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The funeral will be 11 a.m. today, Aug. 9, from Valley Head Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson with Brandon Evans officiating. Interment will be in Mount Carmel
Reatha Barker, 94, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church where she served as church secretary for many years. Reatha was also active in Bowling

Gregory Booton

Decherd
Gregory Morris Booton, 51, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2014 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with services at 7 p.m. Rev. Ross Peterson will
Barbara Joyce Brookshire, 75, was surrounded by her family as she passed into the presence of our Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Joyce was born to Earl and

Duane Carr

Dunlap
Duane Allan Carr, 46, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church and had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. He was employed by Norfolk Southern
Mary Evans, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local nursing home. Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
GeorgieAnn Silvels-Finch, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. She passed away at her residence surrounded by love with her daughter Tabitha. She was born Nov. 28, 1941 in
Sam William Freeney, 88, a resident of Hixson, answered Gods call on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Bill was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and a retired Baptist minister, having served as pastor of

GRANNY CARRIE GREEN

In loving memory
Carrie Mae "Granny" Green Feb. 7, 1932-Aug. 7, 2012 Love, Amanda
James Allen Harris, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral at noon today at New Enon Baptist Church with Pastor Alexander Bullard III as

Larry Hefner

Dalton
Larry Wayne Hefner, 69, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was the son of the late, Jasper Loyd and Bonnie Kate Isenhower Hefner. He was preceded in death by his
Jessie Henderson Jr., 80, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Crowne Healthcare. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT today in the Burt Funeral Home chapel, Fort Payne. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery

James Holloway

Whitwell
James William Holloway, 91, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. James served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Coffman Holloway; two sons,
Rickey N. Horton, 56, passes away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. He was born and raised in Chattanooga, however he lived in Cleveland, Tenn., for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his father,
Milton L. Hunter, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Joe Hutson

Dayton
Joe Edward Hutson, 67, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at his home. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. He will be laid to rest next to his parents in Pleasantview

Jimmy Kean

Albertville
Jimmy Kean, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at UAB. Funeral services will be at2 p.m. Sunday, August 10, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will
Charles Alan Blake, MD died on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at his East Ridge Home. He was born in Hennepin, Minn., on June 16, 1932, the son of the late Iona Ruth Starkey and Orsen

Helen Merrell

Jasper
Helen Cagle Merrell, 94, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in a Chattanooga, assisted living facility. The daughter of the late Elijah Benjamin and Lassie Burton Cagle, she was a retired bookkeeper having worked for many

Willie Ruth Murphy

Chickamauga
Willie Ruth "Boots" Murphy, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Fred and Margaret Clark Ward in Catoosa County and has been a

Kathrine Nolan

Whitwell
Kathrine Lucille Kilgore Nolan, 67, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Tiny Ann Kilgore; sister, Julie Ann Kilgore; brothers, John Kilgore Jr., Ellis

Andy Nunley

Tracy city
Andy Wesley Sam Nunley, 48, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Plainview Cemetery with Brother Andy Lockhart officiating. Online condolences www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Foster & Lay Funeral Home of Tracy
Amy M. Polk, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Standifer Place Nursing Home. She was a member of Rock Island Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her sons, Ronnie
Vickie Lynn Ponder, 51, of LaFayette, Ga., passed away, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She is survived by her sisters, Kimberly Morgan and Rhonda Kolb. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

Robyn Powers

Dayton
Robyn D. Powers, 50, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Graveside service will be 5 p.m. Sunday at Glen Alice Cemetery, Rockwood, Tenn., with the Rev. Larry Bolden officiating. Visitation noon

Ceceil Rowe

Cowan
Cecil Douglas "Bubba" Rowe, 41, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The funeral will be 2 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2014, from Valley Funeral Chapel in Stevenson with Jerry Roberts and Mike Gass officiating. Burial will

Roy Seale

Tullahoma
Roy Glenn Seale, 55, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Harton Regional Medical Center. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. Burial was in Stevenson City Cemetery. Visitation
Connie Angela Owens Smith, 48, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and was a member of the Lookout Congregation. Survivors include

Don Steele

Ringgold
Don Steele, 77, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. A veteran of Vietnam, he was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant. Survivors include his wife Mary Gail Steele; step-daughter, Kandy (Scott)
Norma I. Thompson, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in a local nursing home. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
Warren David Vandergriff 63, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors,
William Henry Walker Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Aug. 9, 1929-Oct. 26, 2013 Happy 85th Birthday to my Beloved Grandmother! Your beautiful, angelic face blessed my dreams three times this week and your sweet spirit lives eternally in my heart. Thank you
Aug. 9, 1976 - June 2, 2013 Happy Birthday! "Come get me man" We love and miss you but "God" loved you more. Mother, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, and great nephews. Philippians 1:21
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