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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 11, 2014

Robert Banner

Fort payne
Robert Charles Banner, 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2014. Services will be 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 13, from the Burt Funeral Home chapel, Fort Payne. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will
Louise Dickerson, 93, formerly of Dayton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. The family is

Joyce Epps

Tunnel hill
Joyce Aline Watkins Epps, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She is preceded in

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
Ralph Claude Hixson, 79, of Sale Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Bledsoe County to the late James Purser Hixson and Allie Viola

Billy Jones

Billy Wayne Jones, 55, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Wellstar Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 13, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Nazareth Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m.
Mitchell Lynn Martin, 54, a resident of Birchwood, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory of Cleveland.
Frankie Roseland Penney McRee, 81, lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Frankie was active and recognized for her accomplishments and service to her community
Richard Dean Pendergrass, 59, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Whitmire. Survivors include his grandmother, Alpha Whitmire; daughter, Carrie (Jeff) McCurdy, Elko, Ga.; and grandchildren,
Robert Presley, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local nursing facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, funeral directors.

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

Larry Snoddy

Larry Randall Snoddy, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Funeral services 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Flintville Cemetery. Arrangements

Raymond Vick

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
Johnnie Whitten McDONALD Johnnie Wrinkle Whitten, 80, a lifelong resident of McDonald, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local hospital. She retired from Peytons Southeastern. She was preceded in death
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
Aug. 11, 1930-May 7, 2014 It's only been three months and we haven't started to let you go and today that is your birthday and miss you so very much. We Love You.
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