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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 18, 2014



Roger Bales

Ten mile
"Roger" L. Bales, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Services will be 8 p.m., today, Aug. 18, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel, Decatur. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mildred Tucker Beaty, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Beaty was preceded in death by her parents, Mark

Mary Bishop

Belvidere
Mary Alice Bishop, 70, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Kenneth Bishop; two children; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services will be 4 p.m. CDT today, Aug.

Daniel Clarkson

Chickamauga
Daniel Allen Clarkson, 84, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in the afternoon. He had been a member of Rock Spring United Methodist Church for 70 years and was a member of

Jesse Coley Sr.

Flintstone
Jesse A. Coley Sr., 84, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born in Jackson County, Ala., to the late Samuel and Vera Coley. He retired from Aztec after 32 years as
Leola Crutchfield, 94, of Chattanooga, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Robert Crutchfield, to whom she was married
Tommie Dartis, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
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
Viva McClendon Lewis, 85, of Mowbray Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Mowbray and a Christian. Viva was a beautician for many years. She

Evelyn Mitchell

Fort oglethorpe
Evelyn Cordelia Turner Mitchell, 97, passed on to her Eternal Home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, just twenty days before her 98th birthday. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19,
Charles Thomas Spencer, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at noon today, Aug. 18, at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Dr. Mark H. Sandilands the
James C. Stites, 90, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. A memorial service will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., Chattanooga, TN 37402. In lieu of

Robert Swanson

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Robert Lewis Swanson, 75,died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith. Survived by
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

Ellen Word

Scottsboro
Mrs. Ellen D. Word, 84, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Services will be at 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 20, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow

In MemoryHAROLD CORBIN SR

March 28, 1938 - August 18, 2012 Two years ago the Lord called you Home. Memories are deeply implanted in our hearts. Not a day has passed that you havent been deeply missed

In MemoryMARVIN SCOTT SR

August 18, 1927 - May 30, 1997 Happy 87th Birthday! Love and miss you much. Lois, your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
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