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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 14, 2014



Helen Allen

Summerville
Helen Allen, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Survivors, son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Becky Allen; daughter, Brenda McPhail; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Mason Funeral Home, Summerville.
Charles William Ball Sr., 79, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center, Athens. Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel. Burial in Cottonport Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at
Billy Joe Boozer, 66, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Billy was a veteran of the United States Army. Interment with honors will be 11:30 a.m. today, Aug.
Gwenvera Chain, 54, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
General Harvey Cook, 89. of Chattanooga, departed his earthly home and entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. He was born in Kinston, Ala., to the late General Cook and Barcie Cook Bohannon.
Gregory Leon High Cooper, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at a local hospital surrounded by his family. Born June 3, 1947, Gregory was a graduate of Howard

Helen Defore

Nashville
Helen Frances Defore, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at the residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Cove Chapel Church of God with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Arrangements by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc.,
Thad Drennan CHICKAMAUGA Thad Charles "T.C." Drennan, 85, died on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and was also retired
Thomas Allen Eaker, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Eaker. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of
Kay Boles Folliett, 75, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was a native of Dayton, Tenn., and lived in Hixson at the time of her death. She was
Ted A. Futrelle passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the age of 64, after fighting an eight-year battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife, Joan (ne Boerger), of 33
Barry Gore LAFAYETTE Barry Lee Gore, 51, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Lafayette and was a member
Charline Barnes Hammel, 86, of Evans, Ga., wife of the late Paul Jonathan Hammel, entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Chattanooga, to the late Clarence and
Paul Allen Harmon, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 14, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Cox officiating. Burial

Mary Hickey

Sevierville
Mary R. Hickey, 86, of Sevierville, formerly of Chattanooga and Knoxville, passed away Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014. Mary was born in Rutledge to the late Charles and Catherine Greenlee Davis. She was also
Thomas Lee Hill II, 47, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Memorial services 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the chapel. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted
Christine O. Horne, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends from

Philip Hunt

Rossville
Philip L. Hunt, 68, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Graveside services with military honors will be held 2 p.m. today, Aug. 14, in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Share your memories at www.wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Wann
Rose Ann Kelley, 77, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Parkridge Hospital, after a brief struggle with pneumonia. She was born Feb. 1, 1937 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Lena Vaughn

Tammie Kirk

Stevenson
Tammie Marcelle Kirk, 52, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Visitation 5-8 p.m. CDT Thursday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester. Services at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 15. Interment at

Betty Lasley

Ringgold
Betty Jean Street Lasley, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at a local hospital. Betty was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and was a member of the Church at Catoosa. She enjoyed
Army retired Master Sgt. Claude E. Lemons, of Soddy-Daisy, waged many wars in his lifetime both on the battlefield and off but finally succumbed to his last valiantly-fought, four-year battle on Sunday, Aug.

Brian Luellen

Lafayette
Brian Bui Thi Timothy Luellen, 65, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2014, at Shepherd Hills Health Care. A celebration of Brian

Otis McKinney

Evensville
Otis Wendell McKinney, 77, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014 in Dayton. Funeral with military honors at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial at 11 a.m. Friday in Rhea Memory Gardens.

Joyce Raulston

Bridgeport
Joyce Ann Raulston, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Services will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 15, from Valley Funeral Homes chapel in Stevenson. Burial follows in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Chris Turner will officiate.
Anthony James Reese 62, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete. They have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Katherine Louise Slaten, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Jim Moore officiating. Interment will follow in
John James Stephens, 58, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in a healthcare facility. Arrangements are incomplete.They have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Angeline Cooley Stone passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Services at West Rome Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on Aug. 14. Visitation from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service. Private burial in Chattanooga,
Frank Stricklen Jr. Frank Stricklen Jr., of Chattanooga, departed this life Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He was a Howard High School graduate, Class of 1950, and a 1954 graduate of Tennessee State University. He was
Mildred Ann Sutton, 71, of Chattanooga, formerly of Etowah, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at her residence. Mildred attended Etowah Grammar School and graduated from Etowah High School as valedictorian, and graduated Tennessee
Wesley "Wes" Thompson, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and spent his entire career in the construction industry both
Izetta H. Thurman 95, passed away in Chicago on Tuesday morning, Aug 12, 2014. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.

In MemoryRONNIE E. MOORE

August 8, 1942 - August 14, 2008 Missing your smiling face. Love, Mundy and Laurel

In MemoryJAMES TALLENT

August 31, 1944 - August 14, 2013 Life seems empty where you stood. We miss your smile, the gentle ways that you showed your love, and your strength. God has you in His loving

In MemoryALAN WILLINGHAM

Alan "Sneaky" Willingham June 27, 1963 - August 14, 2010 Sneaky, my son, I love and miss you. Love ya, Mama, Mrs. Ethel Willingham and family
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