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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 10, 2014


Reatha Barker, 94, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church where she served as church secretary for many years. Reatha was also
John Robert Barnes Sr., formerly of Richmond Va., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the home of his sister, Faye Jordan. A native of Chattanooga, he was
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
Dolores C. Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilary Brown Jr., and is survived by several family members. Visit www.lanefh.com to

Duane Carr

Dunlap
Duane Allan Carr, 46, passed away Friday, Aug. 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
Thurman Caylor, 83, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Thurman worked as a machinist and machine shop superintendent for Lucey Boiler Company for 40 years. Thurman is preceded in death by his parents,

Faye Dodson

Lafayette
Faye Dodson departed this life Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, for the glories of heaven. She was 85. She was born
Brenda Gail Ferguson, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was employed with McKee Bakery for over 28 years. Brenda was preceded in death

Ruth French

Whitwell
Ruth Holland French, 88, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edward French; two children, Tammy Lynn Morrison, Steven Neal French; parents, George and Ebbie
Charles Richard Glenn, of Dadeville, Ala., passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2014. He is survived by his three children, Ashley (Brad) Harris, Colin Glenn and Chris Glenn; grandsons, Jack and Sam Harris; and
El Miloudi Hamid, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, after losing his battle with metastatic gallbladder cancer. He lived in the Chattanooga area since 1979. He was originally born

Joe Hammond

Powder springs
Joe J. Hammond, 94, formerly of Summerville, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Services 3 p.m. today, Aug. 10, at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home chapel. Interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitiation 2-3 p.m. today at the funeral

Sam Hatfield

Rossville w.e.
"Sam" Hatfield, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member

Damon Henley

Rossville
Damon Lamar Henley, 63, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga to the late Dave and Fleda Henley. Damon worked for Chattanooga Glass for 22 years and was
Patsy Maxine McDowell Hill, 78, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Virginia Hittson

Huntland
Virginia Elizabeth Davis Hittson, 91, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the Moore-Cortner chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.
Rickey N. Horton, 56, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A funeral service will be held today, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m. at Church of God Sanctified, 746 1st Street NE, Cleveland, Tenn.,
Hardin Johnson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2014 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Myrtle Jones

Section
Myrtle Mavrne Jones, 86, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Highlands Rehab. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDTtoday, Aug. 10, from W.T. Wilson Chapel. Burial follows in Kirk Memorial Gardens.

Jackie Keel

Dayton
Jacqueline Sue "Jackie" Keel, 52, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Dayton. Funeral services will be noon Monday, Aug. 11, in the funeral home chapel. The family is being served by
Nina Lee McArthur, 101, of East Ridge, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Elizabeth Jean Mckinley, 82, of Chattanooga, formerly of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Elizabeth was born in Chicago, Ill., was a graduate of
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
Sandra Lee Pappas, 66, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her home. She grew up in Bridgeton, N.J. and moved to Ooltewah with her mother in the early

Mollie Parker

Lafayette
Mollie Elizabeth Cross Parker, 79, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Vernon L. Parker; mother,
Retired USAF Master Sgt. Melvin Wicker Pipkin, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. He was born May 12, 1928, in David City, Neb., the fourth of five children born to Melvin and Cora

Edna Ray

Rising fawn
Edna Mae Ray, 63, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Rising Fawn. She enjoyed yard sales and flea markets and was a member of the
Louise Chapman Rogers, longtime resident and businesswoman of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in her home at the age of 95. She was born in Petersburg, Tenn. and came to Chattanooga to attend
Dwight C. "Sarge" Simmons, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 6 2014, at Memorial Hospital. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a contractor of Tennessee Valley Authorities.
Geraldine "Jerry" Smith, 94, of Signal Mountain, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace.
Frank Stricklen, 82, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Warren David Vandergriff, 63, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in a local hospital. Warren was retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service as

Raymond Vick

Rossville
Raymond "Sonny" Vick passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the age of 76, to go be with his Lord and Savior. He was a former employee of the EPB
Esther Jean Osburn Willingham, 77, went home to be with her Savior and her beloved Tommy on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. During her last days she was surrounded by her loving family, who will
Tammye Kay Winder, 52, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brandy Winder; and her parents, Lamar and Patricia McClure. Survivors include

In MemoryAnnie Belcher

Its been fifteen years without seeing your face and seeing that smile. We love and miss you very much. Your sons, Allen, Dimitri, Torrey and Walter; grandkids, Dimitri, Mauquishia, Alexis, Demetri, Takodia,

In MemoryROGER L. DENT

Aug. 10, 1960 - Nov. 24, 2003 Happy 54th Birthday to my sleeping Angel. We love you and miss you Christine and Family

In MemoryJames D. Parton

James, 2 years passed, I miss you everyday. Wife, Janie Life is not the same without you. Dad, Daddy, Papaw, Poppy, Papa Loved by Janie, Donald, Mary, Zachary, Nathaniel, Anthony, Cheryl,
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