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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 21, 2014

Irene Alexander

Irene B. Alexander, 86, passed away and went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Alexander was a longtime member of Wallaceville Baptist Church and retired from Avondale
Troy Alley, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. She was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church for over 60 years, and was retired from S&H Green Stamps and Sears. She

John Autry

John Dolen Autry, 74, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after battling cancer and a heart condition. Known for his kindness, generosity and sense of humor, he was loved by all who knew him. Born in

Phillip Barks

Mr. Phillip Harold Barks, 54, died tragically, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a house fire at his home. He was employed by Blevins Enterprises in Altamont. He was born in Coalmont, Tenn., on Oct. 30,
Ernest Cole Beard, 54, passed away on July 20, 2014. Survived by wife Teresa Beard; children, Lesley, Shawn and Montranese Beard; a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held July 26, 2014 in

Roger Black

Roger Dewayne Black, 63, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and was of the Baptist faith. Roger was an employee of J&J Industries for more than 10
Gary Lee Brock, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. A native of Reno, Nev., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past nine years and was retired from

Douglas Brown

Fort oglethorpe
Douglas "Chad" Brown, 32, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral
Mildred Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Margaret Irene Buckner, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was a member of East Ridge Church of Christ and had retired many years ago from DuPont. She was preceded in death
Mary Arthur Swan Clements, 97, died on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Rice Estate in Columbia, S.C., where she had resided since 1999. Born June 20, 1917 in Knoxville, she was the daughter of
Connie Sue Pursley Cribbs, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at her home. She was preceded in death by her mother, Kate Stewart. Survivors include her husband, J.D. Cribbs Jr., Chattanooga;


Inloving memory
Barbara Edenfield June 3, 1933-Aug. 21, 2012 Even though you're not here with me in the flesh, you will always be in my heart. I love and miss you very much. Till I see you
Patricia Elmore, 62, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Carolyn Grandin, 85, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home. Survivors and complete arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Steven Green

LaFAYETTE Steven Randell Green, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Lillie Lowrance Green; sisters, Zula Thomas, and Nannie Lee Tracy; brothers-in-law, Daniel

Jessie Holden

Jessie Lee Holden, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Ewing officiating. Visitation from 2 to 3

Margie Jackson

LaFAYETTE Margie Jackson, 82, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Survived by one son and fiance', Gary Hornung and Debbie Bryant; sister, Thelma Jackson; brother and wife, Howard
Marnell "Nell" Gurley Johnson, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. A native of Goldsboro, N.C., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 35 years and was the daughter of the

Leroy Johnson

South pittsburg
Leroy Johnson, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Born in Natchez, Miss., to the late Richard and Martha McCoy Haynes, he moved to South Pittsburg in his teen years. He was a long-time

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
Robert Wheeler "Bob" May, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home. He was a member of First Lutheran Church since the 1950's and a retired Insurance Executive. He had

Juanita McCrobie

Juanita Brown Padgett Frogge McCrobie, 88, born July 11, 1926, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Survived by children, Jimmy (Billie Jean) Padgett, of Nashville, Ronald (Wanda) Padgett, of Harrison, and Gerald (Gina) Padgett, of
Melanie Beavers Scott, 52 of Lakesite, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was employed at Chattanooga Skin and Cancer Clinic and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death
Bertie J. Sewell, 84, of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Mrs. Sewell was born in Chattanooga to the late Vernon and Josephine Jones. She was a member of Meadowview Baptist
Chester "Check" Oliver Stephens Jr. died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Selma. He was 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Oliver Stephens and Martha Shorter Hamilton Stephens,
John Phillip Tinker, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. John retired from the U.S. Government with over 22 years of service. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. John was

Ronnie Underwood

Ronnie Gene Underwood, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was of Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by his
Donald C. Wade, 69, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Mason officiating. Interment will
Eleanor Webster Mary Eleanor "Ellie" Webster was born Feb. 15, 1922 in Chester, Pa. She was 92 and died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Signal Mountain, at the Alexian Healthcare Center. She was the
Arthur Welch, 82, of Georgetown, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 Est Brainerd Road.
Paul Holland Jr., 72, entered Heaven's Gate on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. No more death, sorrow, crying or PAIN. Following a fall at U.S. Pipe & Foundry that crippled him, physically. Although,
Sharon Jo Woodward, 63, of Dayton, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was employed at Olan Mills for more than 20 years. Her parents, Samuel and Joyce Grant; and her stepfather,

In MemoryEdna H. Mason

February 17, 1917 - August 21, 2006 Who went to sleep eight years ago. "Father in Thy gracious keeping leave we now our loved one sleeping." Truely missed by daughters Mary L.
LaMunta T. Williams August 20, 1996 You may be gone but your memory is still strong. "Happy Birthday LaMunta" Rock On. From Mother, Grandmother and Family
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