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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 19, 2014


Geraldine Troy Alley, 85, of East Brainerd died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Robbie Ruena Brown, 55, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. She was a graduate of Howard High School. She was employed with ACE Hardware. She enjoyed praising GOD and
Robbie Davis Burton, 80, of Signal Mountain, slipped into her heavenly home Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. She had moved here from Memphis 10 years ago, where she graduated from Humes High School, worked for International
SUMMERVILLEBarbara Jean Elsberry, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Surviving, son, Eddie (Cindi) Elsberry; grandchildren, Trent Elsberry, Bradyn Elsberry, Kasen Elsberry; brother, Eddie Ray Teague; sisters, Shirley Hughes, Linda Carroll. Funeral services 2 p.m.
William Thomas Gray, 63, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was a member of Boilermakers local 454 and retired in 2006. Survivors include wife, Alma Carver. No official services will be held. However,
Sanford Lamont "Sandy" Hall, 55, of Red Bank, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Sandy was a member of Sequoyah Church of God and loved his
Richard "Deacon" Jones, 65, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He was born in New Jersey to the late Paul and Dorothy Jones, and was a longtime member of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. A
Gaynell Lindsey Kinser, 70, of the Chattanooga area, is no longer suffering, God received a beautiful angel into Heaven, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 so she can be reunited with so many family members. Memorial
Viva McClendon Lewis, 85, of Mowbray Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 19, at in the funeral home chapel with Rev.

Jose Mares

Fort oglethorpe
Jose "Joe" Mares, 82, stacked arms for the final roll call and died on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. His change of station is now Heaven where his wife Janice, preceded him on their 57th
Pamela Sue Zaun Mayberry, 58, of Sale Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence. She worked at Memorial Hospital for over 22 years as a unit secretary and was a member of Sale

Novella Mayfield

South pittsburg
Novella Anderson "Dobie" Mayfield, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at The Bridge at South Pittsburg. Novella was born July 25, 1924 into one of the earliest Marion County families and was the youngest of
Dorothy Mae Smith Naler, 71, (formerly of Ider, Ala.) died Sunday, August 17 at Pruitt Health Care. Mrs. Naler was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Floyd and Susie Lenora Ivey Smith; infant
James E. Rankin Sr., 73, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly from an accident Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his residence. Jim has been the devoted husband of Peggy for 32 years. He has been an
Geraldine "Jerry" Jane Halterman Smith, of Signal Mountain, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Alexian Health Center. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to her survivors: her daughter, Dorothy S.

Margaret Staton

Summerville
Margaret Ann Staton, 76, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Staton was born April 19, 1938, in Trion, Ga., the daughter of the late James Paul "J P"
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 also
Thomas Victor "Dickie" Stone, 70, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the former owner of Stone Brothers Hardware.
James Keith "Sonny" Stout Sr., 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Dr. David Haynes officiating.

L.D. Stubbs

Crossville l.d.
Stubbs, 71, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Crossville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was born Feb. 22, 1943 in Clinton, Tenn., the son of Sam and Edna Duncan Stubbs. He was employed

Steven Sweet

Ten mile
Douglas Sweet, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today. The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Mike McNabe officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View
Colleen Smith Taylor, 85, of Chattanooga, and formerly of Overton County, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Memorial Health Care System. She was born July 17, 1929, in Overton County to the
Tim Weathers, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He retired from U.S. Pipe after 33 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Margaret Birdwell Weathers; and

In MemorySue Blaylock

In loving Memory of SUE BLAYLOCK Aug. 7, 1932-Aug. 19, 2013 It has been a year today Mom since you left us. Miss you everyday Love from your son, Brian family and
In Loving Memory Of Gladys Jewell Gibson August 19, 1941 - December 16, 2012 Happy Birthday in Heaven to my Angel. You still grace every day of my life just as you

In MemoryOllie Peters III

Aug. 10, 1998-Aug. 19, 2013 We little knew that morning God was going to call your name, in life we loved you dearly, in death well do the same. It broke our hearts
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