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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 17, 2014



Joyce Avans

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Joyce "Maw Maw" McRae Avans, 80, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Surviving, daughters, Regina Matthews, Rhonda Adam; sons,

Joe Barnes

Rossville
Joseph Phillip Barnes, 75, departed this life Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga, to the late Charles and Laura Barnes. Joe served in the U.S. Army and later owned-operated Joe Barnes
Robert BellSr. RINGGOLD Robert Floyd Bell Sr., 61, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was born Jan. 18, 1953, to the late George and Evelyn Bell. He retired from J&J Industries and

Red 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 Bapfist Church. Red was a graduate of Ringgold High
Sue Cassidy Dedmon, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Albert C. and Helen Crowe Cassidy and was a lifelong resident of

J.R. Derryberry

Lookout mountain
John Robert "J.R." Derryberry, 77, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain and was of the Christian Faith. He retired

Anna Fine

Dayton
Anna Clark Fine, 93, passed away at her home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Anna was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a member of the Garrison Baptist Church. She loved cooking, quilting and spending
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

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Card of thanks
The Family of the Late Petty Officer Tira Gilbert-Rivera would like to thank each and everyone for any and all acts of kindness shown to us doing our time of sorrow. We thank God for
Bill Gray William T."Bill" Gray 63, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his residence. He was an employee of Boilermakers 454 until he retired in 2006. Survivors include his wife, Alma Carver No

Melba Hart

Rossville
Robbie Melba Hart, 88, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was a Christian and a member of the Tiftonia Baptist church. She was

Patricia Heard

Crossville
Patricia Lynn Heard, 48, formerly of Rhea County, died Aug. 14, 2014, in Cookeville. Graveside funeral services at 1 p.m. today in Spring City Memorial Gardens. Please share your memories of Patricia

Mildred Howell

Summerville
Mrs. Mildred Mary "Pete" Howell, 92, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Surviving are a granddaughter, Melody Whitfield; brother, Alfred; sister, Corky; special nephew, Chris Ray; additional nieces and nephews. Graveside service

Evelyn Mitchell

Fort oglethorpe
Evelyn Cordelia Turner Mitchell, 97, passed on to her Eternal Home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, just 20 days before her 98th birthday. Mrs. Mitchell was born Sept. 4, 1916, in Chattanooga to the late
Alma Murphy, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Thelma Fay "Granny" 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
Theodore "Ted" F. Phillips, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at the Abby Maes Hill Assisted Living in Spring City. Born in Patterson, N.J., Ted was the son of the late Abe
Stanley Lewis Porter, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence. He was the dearly beloved son of Helen Rose Brown Porter. Stanley had moved in with his mother, in order
Eva Deloris Hullender Rhodes, 74 of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Baptist faith. Eva was preceded in death

Les Shives

Trion
Loren Leslie Shives, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Survivors, wife, Betty Shives; three children, six grandchilden, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Memorial service 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel,
Geraldine "Jerry" Jane Halterman Smith, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Alexian Health Center. She was born Dec. 26, 1919 in Kansas City, Mo., and worked at Bendix Aviation Corporation
Charles Thomas Spencer, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and
James C. Stites, 90, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Jim was born in Henderson, Ky., and even as a young man, showed his true spirit by persevering and achieving the honor of Eagle Scout.
Mary Kathryn Stewart Stone, 85, of Red Bank, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. She was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Chattanooga to the late Jesse Hampton Stewart and Ruby Catherine Kerley Stewart. She was
James Keith "Sonny" Stout Sr., 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. A native of Kentucky, he lived in Soddy-Daisy most of his life and was a member of Oak
Raymond Taylor, 95, of Chattanooga, passed on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at his residence. An educator for over 35 years, Raymond was a former principal and coach in Dayton, Tenn., and a teacher with the
George Sparrow Watkins passed away at the age of 90 on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. A private memorial will take place in North Carolina this fall. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Hayes Wells

Summerville
Mr. Hayes Lee Wells, 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Funeral is 2 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 17, from Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in adjoining cemetery. Family will receive friends

Donna Westmoreland

Stevenson
Donna Rae Westmoreland, 53, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. She is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service 2 p.m. CDTtoday, Aug. 17, from
Ronnie Williams, 68, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. A native of Chesterfield, S.C., he had lived here since 1964. He was retired from Norfolk Southern after 36 years of distinguished
Edward Clifton Wines, 91, longtime educator within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 2014, in Signal Mountain. Mr. Wines was Vice-President for Advancement and Public Relations at Loma Linda University; President
June 25, 1959 August 17, 2011 In Loving Memory We loved you then, we love you now, well love you always. Deeply missed by Mother, JL; Father, Bill; Sister, Ceace,

In Memory IN MEMORY

Lynn A. Rhea Jan. 4, 1931-Aug. 17, 2013 We love you and miss you. Carolyn and family.

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Mrs. Emma Jean (Sister) Rufus January 17, 1932 - August 18, 1994 In loving memory of my dear sweet and precious mother, Mrs. Emma Jean "Sister" Rufus, who went home to be with the
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