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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 23, 2014

Grace Amburn

Grace Key Amburn, 51, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, with her husband and children by her side at a local hospital. She traveled all over the world with her husband throughout his military career. Grace

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
William Earl Cash, 87, of Ooltewah, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in a local health care facility. Earl was a member of East Lake Lodge #698 F&AM, Alhambra Shrine Temple, and the Hillbilly Unit.

Ken Clement

Brother Ken Clement, 69, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. His funeral is at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 23, at Nazareth Baptist Church and will lie in state from 10 until
Fred L. Cochran Sr., 77, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Funeral service at 6 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Rhea Memory Gardens. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at
Ferrell Cooke, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the residence. Funeral will be noon today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Sammy Ayals officiating. Visitation from 10 a.m. to noon today
s DAYTON Dr. Richard Meredith Cornelius, 80, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014. Funeral services with military honors at 5 p.m. Sunday at Grace Bible Church. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens in
Nettie Louise Craig, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral at 11 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3067 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, with
Fred Jackson "Jack" Headrick Jr., 73, died at his Signal Mountain home on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2014. In his early years he served in the navy and worked on the USS Harder submarine. Jack spent

Mark Hodgson

Mark Wayne Hodgson, 52, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, 2014, surrounded by his beloved family and friends, knowing and believing that the hope by which he lived is now in full sight.

Stella Houser

Flat rock
Stella Louise McCoy Houser, 79, of Ormond Beach, Fla., (formerly of Flat Rock) died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Halifax Health Hospice. Mrs. Houser was preceded in death by her parents, John Theodore and Eula
Artie Lee Baltimore Howard, 92, passed away away at home with family at her bedside in Conway, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, after a long illness. Artie was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, but
John David Jaynes Jr., 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Memorial services are 4 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fender Music Foundation,

Edward Krajesky

Edward Krajesky, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Frances Lance

Frances Lucille Lance, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where she was a member of the
Ada Mae Massingale, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Survivors include husband Tom Massingale; daughters, Joan Cabrera and Janice Higgins. Graveside service at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 23, at Cambria Baptist Church Cemetery. No formal
Nancy McClure Nancy Lee Cunnyngham McClure (Mrs. Paul J. McClure) of Chattanooga, 101, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Alexandria, Va. A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor John Fields at Buttram Cemetary, Dayton,
Alma Alice Porch Murphy, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at her residence. She retired from Memorial Hospital. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor

Mary Ownbey

Mary Louise White Ownbey, 90, departed this earthly life and went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at her son's home. She was born in Cleveland on Jan. 28, 1924. She had
John E. Pauley died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was 77. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Pauley and Gladdine Bray, both of Florida;

Betty Rogers

Betty Rogers, 67, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Reed Cemetery. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at
Lawrence Mack Russell, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. A former Navy aviator, he was retired from Combustion Engineering. Funeral will be 1 p.m Sunday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens with

Lamar Saffels

Lamar A "Sam" Saffels, 56, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDTtoday, Aug. 23, 2014, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.
Nancy L. Sneed, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was a member of the Galilean Church. Survivors include her husband, Joe Sneed, of Soddy-Daisy; son, Joseph L. (Julie) Sneed; daughters,
Thomas Wayne Tankesley, 93, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 Thomas was a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church for over 30 years. He was a self-employed Food Broker for over 31 years.
Arthur Welch, 82, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mack Arnold officiating. Burial
William "Bill" Hershel Westbrooks, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Westbrooks was preceded in death by his parents, William Hill and Lucy Ann Garland Westbrooks; wife, Reba June Westbrooks; son, Timothy

Donald Wright

Donald "Red" Wright, 63, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Laura Greenwood Wright; son, Charles Lee Wright; brothers, Bobby Green, Mack Green; sister, Laura

In MemoryNicky Don Adkins

Aug. 23, 1958-Dec. 12, 1996 Happy Birthday Forever in our hearts Love you-Mom We love and miss you From, Meredith, Jennifer, Nick, Chris, Gary, Derita, Angie


Corinthians 13: 4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not
September 24, 1931 - August 23, 2012 Pastor Rev. J. W. Strickland. The Lord blessed us to be in Holy Matrimony for 59 years. I cant stop loving you. I will never forget you.
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