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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 22, 2014



Irene Alexander

Rossville
Irene B. Alexander, 86, passed away and went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her residence.r Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest

Patsy Ashley

Albertville
Patsy Nell Ashley, 63, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at her residence. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Asbury Church Cemetery.

Kenneth Braswell

Winchester
Kenneth Edward Braswell, 80, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Franklin

Chad Brown

Fort oglethorpe
Douglas "Chad" Brown, 32, born Aug. 26, 1981, went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Chad was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, but most
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
Pamela Jan Collison, 56, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was born on May 23, 1958 to the late, James and Janet Mullis Walker. Pam was a graduate of Central High

Dorothy Colson

Rainsville
Dorothy Clines Colson, 66, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Her visitation is from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. Funeral at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 22, from Rainsville Funeral
Nettie Louise Craig, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in a local health care facility. She retired from Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

James Dawson

Bridgeport
James Melvin Dawson, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. CDT today at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. CDTSaturday, Aug. 23,
Luke Terence Duffy, 23, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 6099. He graduated from Notre

Reagan Dye

Ringgold
Reagan Marie Dye, age 8, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at her home. Reagan was a member of Resaca Church of God. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Bonnie Smith, William "Tom"
Carolyn Juanita Grandin, 85, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was born Sept. 17, 1928 in Chattanooga to the late Josiah Woodard Grandin and Mary Hastey Grandin. She was preceded in death
David R. Gray, a resident of Brentwood, Calif., passed away peacefully on May 29, 2014. He was born and raised in Chattanooga, where he graduated from Red Bank High School. He earned a B.A. in

Paul Hamilton

Ringgold
Paul Rowland Hamilton, 78, died at his residence on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was a retired employee of Combustion Engineering and a member of Rossville Church of God. Paul was the patriarch of a

Jessie Holden

Evensville
Jessie Lee Holden, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Spivey Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Ewing officiating. His visitation will be 2 to
In Loving Memory of My Son RODNEY HOWARD Feb. 27, 1954-Aug. 20, 2007 You are in our hearts always. Love you, Your mother, brother, sisters and family
John David Jaynes Jr., 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. David was known for his generosity, sense of humor and love of all music- especially the blues. David was a member of

Edward Krajesky

Rossville
Edward Krajesky, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Annie L. Moorer, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Alma Alice Porch Murphy, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at her residence. She retired from Memorial Hospital and was also employed by Consider the Lilies Thrift Store. She was a faithful member
John Edward Pauley, 77, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, after a long illness at Memorial Hospital. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by

Jeff Pilkey

Etowah
Jeff Pilkey, 59, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Private family services will be held. For more information, please visit www.serenityfunerals.com. Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.
Lorene Posey Lorene Hackney Posey, 92, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, went to meet the Lord, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was a lifelong member of the Sequoyah Church of God. Lorene retired from
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
Euldine "Dee" Osburn Smith passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, due to complications from heart disease and vascular dementia. Dee was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She had an accomplished career as
Oleta Thurman, 91, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center. Oleta was a member of Middle Valley Church of God. She retired from BI-LO after 20 years of service. Oleta
Izetta H. Thurmond 95, passed away in Chicago, Ill., on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, William Tilbert Taylor; a brother, William S. Hight; one grandson; two granddaughters; four
Donald Clay Wade, 69, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Don was a retired employee of the TVA and was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church in
Arthur Welch, 82, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Ooltewah and Georgetown, Mr. Welch retired from Dixie Portland Flour Mill after 36 years

Billy Wilder

Maumelle,
Ark. Billy Ed "Bill" Wilder, 83, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Arkansas Hospice. He was born in Chattanooga on July 19, 1931. As a young man, his

In MemoryMargaret Crawley

Sept. 27, 1946- Aug. 22, 2013 It has been a year now, and I miss you more than ever. I always think of you when I see or hear something we shared. Always in our

In MemoryMary Ellen Greer

August 22, 1939 - April 24, 1999 It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God welcomed you Home. We

In MemoryLinda Housley

Linda Viola Housley Aug. 22, 1954-May 13, 2013 Happy Birthday Mom. There is not a day that goes by that you are not missed. We all miss your hugs, kisses, conversations, and
"Gone but not forgotten" A year ago today our "Angel" was called home. Life has not been the same without you, but knowing you are no longer suffering gives us comfort. We love and
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