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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 16, 2014


Stephen Allen Adams, 63, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born in Chattanooga on April 7, 1951 the son of Dorothy Jane Adams of Somerset, Ky.,
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

Betty Bowling

Loudon
Betty S. Bowling, 90, a former resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Survivors daughters, Teresa Harris and Gail Welch. Graveside services at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in Greenwood Cemetery. Receive friends

Charles Brockman

Ringgold
Charles Ellis "Red" Brockman, 71, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Peavine Baptist Church. Red was a graduate of Ringgold High School class of
Barbara Janet Bucklin, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 in a local healthcare center. Survivors are niece, Janet Grove, Chattanooga. Miss Bucklin will be carried to Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home in Belvidere, Ill. for services. Visit

Violet Campbell

Monteagle
Violet H. Campbell, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at The Bridge At Monteagle. Services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ernest Lockhart officiating. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today. Arrangements made
John Allen "Johnny" Catlett passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his Hixson home. Survivors include his wife, Gail Catlett; children, John Catlett, Christy (Allen Campbell) Bowman and Melanie (Kevin) Faulkner; grandchildren, Noah, Grace
Larry Joe Cox, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 16, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jay Weatherford officiating.
Michael A. Frassrand, 93, of Harrison, entered eternal life Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, with Charlyne his beloved wife of 70 years by his side. Throughout Michaels 40-year career at Combustion Engineering he held many different

Thomas Guinn

Charlston
Thomas Arden Guinn, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather left this life in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my
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

Dorothy Hopper

Fort payne
Dorothy J. Barnett Hopper passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Kokomo, Ind. A Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 10 a.m. until the time

Dee Howell

Trion
Mildred Mary "Dee" Howell, 92, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. A graveside service is set at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 17, from Ridgeway Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Coffman Funeral Home, Summerville, is

Tom Johnston

Summerville
Tom Lewis Johnston, 88, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the residence. Born in Summerville on April 12, 1926, he was a son of the late T.P. and Zula Mae Ballenger Johnston. Mr. Johnston
Edward Eugene "Eddie" Leffew, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, went to heaven to be with his father, Creed Leffew; brother, Creed Everett Leffew; sister, Velma Ruth Leffew ; and many friends and family members on Thursday, Aug.

Lillian Meek

Sanford, n.c.
Lillian Faye Case Meek, 86, of Sanford and Murrells Inlet, S.C., died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, N.C. She was born on July 12, 1928 in Graysville,
Thelma "Granny" Fay Kidwell Payne, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. She was 80 years old. Thelma graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School and attended Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tenn. She became a
Manual Amalia Rodriguez, 70, Hixson, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. He was born on March 5, 1944 in Plains, Texas to the late Emelia Segura and Amalio Rodriguez. He retired as an employee of DuPont

Nelson Rogers

Chickamauga
Nelson "Dave" Rogers, 73, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer, before being called home to the Lord. He was retired as a truck driver
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
Shaun Stewart, 42, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. A loving husband, father, son, and an avid outdoorsman. He was
Calvin Lebron Taylor "aka" Shorty and Candy, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Calvin attended Chattanooga public schools and was an employee of Bojangles Restaurant on East 23rd Street for 15 years. Calvin
William Henry Walker Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his residence. The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to
Ronnie Williams, 68, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 877-3524

Glennie Wise

Columbia, s.c.
Glennie Wise passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Homegoing service for will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home with burial at Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ridgeway, S.C.

In MemoryFred Wyatt

July 22, 1932-Aug. 16, 2007 Forever Wife-Virginia Wyatt Sons-Austin Wyatt, Darryl Wyatt, Kelvin Wyatt Daughters- Sharon Wyatt Taunia Jackson, and Grandchildren
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