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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 24, 2014


Evelyn Thomas Allen, 81, of East Brainerd, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at a local hospital. Mrs. Allen was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be

Grace Amburn

Chickamauga
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
William Steven "Beany" Baggett, 59, of Signal Mountain, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.
Aubry D. Burnette Jr., 43, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. A graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Smyrna Cemetery. That follows visitation for friends from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Bessie Zelma Carroll, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, two days before her 97th birthday. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lilly Cross and George Friddell;
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.

Gilbert Cashion

Lynchburg
Gilbert Ray Cashion, 70, passed from this life on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 24, at Lynchburg Church of Christ. Interment will
Morris Edward Chapman III, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Howard High School Class of '59 and an alumnus of Tennessee State University.

Rick Coulter

Chickamauga
Richard Eric "Rick" Coulter, 49, departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Survivors include his daughter, Tabatha Coulter, and son, Dustin Coulter, both of Chattanooga; fianc, Brenda Arbajian, of Chickamauga; father, Willy Coulter, of Fort
Aletha Fern Davis went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was born April 4, 1919 in Dellvale, Kan. She married Kyle F. Davis on Sept. 10, 1941. She

William Drymon

Rossville
William Dale Drymon, 63, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga, to the late Morris and Irene Drymon, but had lived in the North Georgia area for most
Patricia Wright Elmore, 62, passed away on Aug. 20, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. She was a 1970 graduate of Howard High School. She attended UTC and Chattanooga State. She
George Wendell Fiske, 91, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Memorial Hospital George was a member, Deacon and Elder of First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. since joining the church in 1953. He

Gene Foster

Rossville
Franklin "Gene" Foster, 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of

Mattie Headrick

Ringgold
Mattie Lucille Webb Headrick, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia-Chattanooga area for most of her life, she was a former
Fred Jackson "Jack" Headrick Jr., 73, died at his Signal Mountain home on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. In his early years he served in the navy and worked on the USS Harder submarine. Jack spent
Jack Hurst, 85, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his residence surrounded by family. Preceded in death by son Ted, sister Anna B. Survivors include his wife, Emma; daughters, Sherry and Loretta; sons,
Bennie Ellis Kinsey Sr., 81, of Hixson, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his family. Bennie was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and
Edward Krajesky ROSSVILLE Edward Krajesky, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a member of Tompkins Lodge #466 F&AM and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War having

Frances Lance

Ringgold
Frances Lucille Lance, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the South Crest Chapel with Dr.
Judy "Dusty" White London, 58, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, in an area hospital. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the funeral home chapel. The

Lewis Masengil

Englewood
Lewis Masengil, 69, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 24, in the funeral home chapel. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Serenity Funeral Home and

Marjorie Mavity

Lafayette
Marjorie Smith Mavity, 83, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2014. Marjorie was a member of the LaFayette First Baptist Church
Annie L. Moorer, of Chattanooga, a witness of Jehovah, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 77. Annie used her ability to sew delightful garments, especially for her family.
James Laughlin Oakes Jr., 55, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at his home. Jim was born and raised in Memphis. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and served
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;

Bobby Phillips

Ringgold
Claude Robert "Bobby" Phillips, 64, departed from this life Friday Aug. 22, 2014. He was raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Notre Dame, class of 1968, and Chattanooga State College. Bob was employed

Knox Ransom

Fort oglethorpe
Knox Delmont Ransom, 90, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born on Feb. 15, 1924, to the late William O. and Clearisa Osburn Ransom
Katherine Yvonne King Richardson, 62, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Member of Center Grove Baptist Church, she was preceded in
Mary B. Roe, a resident of the East Brainerd area for over 50 years, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. She was 86. She was a native of the Chattanooga area and was a member
Imogene Brown Smith, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was a member of the Straight Way Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Marvin Smith;
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.

Kat Thomas

New hope
Mary Katherine "Kat" Thomas, 58, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a long time nurse and friend for Dr. Rusty Adcock. She was preceded in death
Ruth Gay Alexander Thornton, 79, of Signal Mountain, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Gay was a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain and

Buddy Turner

Flintstone
James Oscar "Buddy" Turner, 81, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was born to the late Brown N. and Lella Smith Turner in Bledsoe County, but spent most of his life in
Elizabeth Lerch Lieker Varnell passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She attended Brainerd Baptist Church. Mrs. Varnell was a homemaker, worked outside the home as a caregiver

Nelva Vaughn

Geraldine
Ms. Nelva Ray Vaughn, 50, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. CDT Monday, Aug. 25, from the W.T.Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Joseph Lamar Williams, 62, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Services will be held at noon Monday, Aug. 25, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be today, Aug. 24, from 6-7 p.m. at the
Jane Saunders Wythe of West Hartford, Conn., formerly of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at age 95. She is survived by her daughter, The Rev. Helen M. Moore; son-in-law Thomas Moore III, of Hartford,

In MemoryJOANN SHOCKLEY

August 24, 1955 - March 23, 2009 Happy Birthday! Even though you are not with us, your memory will be forever. Your Mother Evelyn, Family and Friends Cookie.
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