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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 15, 2014


Mary Louise Ashby, 93, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Mary Louise was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She retired
Susie Graham Askew, 88, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ Temple Holiness Church, 1321 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Rome. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at True Gospel Pentecostal Church, 109
Robert Boysen Beckett, 90, of Collegedale, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. He taught high school science and math and worked in a variety of construction-related projects during his lifetime. For 13 years he and
Elbert Bilbrey Jr., 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at his home. Mr. Bilbrey was born in Grassy Cove, Tenn., on Sept. 18, 1942, to the late James Elbert Bilbrey and

Billy Blackwell

Sylvania
Billy Jack Blackwell, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brothes Charles Willmon, Ricky Wooten and Reggie Byrum
John Allen "Johnny" Catlett passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at his Hixson home. The son of the late Tom and Kristina Shirley Catlett, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Mark
Gwenvera Chain passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. at a local hospital. She was born in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in the chapel.
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.
Larry Joe Cox, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. He was a native of Signal Mountain and lived in Soddy-Daisy the last 10 years. Larry was a member of the Signal
Leola Crutchfield, 95, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directions, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.
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 from North
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
Robert Fox Sr. Robert L. Fox, Sr. 78, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at his home. He was born in East Peoria, Ill., lived most of his life in Virginia, and
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 years; his
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
Forrest H. Harrill, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Mr. Harrill was born on Dec. 8, 1919, in Bostic, N.C., to Viola and Buron Harrill. He retired from TVA as
Christine O. Horne, 91 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a member of East Ridge Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her
Jack Hurst 85, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his residence surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie

Betty Lasley

Ringgold
Betty Jean Street Lasley, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at a local hospital. Visit www.heritagefh.com to view the memorial tribute, share words of comfort with the family, and view the funeral service webcast. Funeral
Nina Lee Fitzgerald McArthur, 101, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She left her beloved Ooltewah home and has gone on an extended trip to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
James "Bear" McClennon, Jr., 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his residence. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his son, James McClennon III; one grandchild;

Ernest Myers

Pelham
Ernest Carmen Myers, 92, passed away Wednesay, Aug. 13, 2014, at his home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today with visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Bethel
Virginia Jo Elliott Parsley, 85, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Virginia Jo was born in Rossville, to the late Roy and Cora Elliott. She was a

Landen Powell

Dunlap
Landen James Powell, infant son of Dewayne Powell and Ashley Perry, was born Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Erlanger East. Other than his parents he is survived by a brother, Jayden Perry; sister, Annelise Knight;
Anthony J. Reese, 62, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. He was a former employee of Convention and Trade Center. He was preceded in death by his father, James Reese; sisters, Linda Bennett, Patricia
Manuel Rodriguez, 70, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.
Frances Snyder passed from this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the age of 97, having been born April 17, 1917. Frances had been

Hazel Thomas

Bryant
Hazel Welden Thomas, 81, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and had a special love for her dogs. She was a member of Mountain View Church of God. Mrs. Thomas
Izetta Thurmond Izetta H. Thurmond, 95, passed away in Chicago on Tuesday morning, Aug 12, 2014. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
William Henry Walker Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. Walker, Sr. and Renzine L. Jackson-Walker; and brother, Stephan
Robert "Bob" Cecil Wilson, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Life Care Center of Collegedale. A native of Etowah, former resident of Leesburg, Fla., and a resident of
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