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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 26, 2014



Kaylie Bankston

Cleveland
Kaylie Shyann Bankston, infant daughter of Johnny and Leah Dixson Bankston became a Heavenly Angel on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by a grandfather, George Bankston. She is survived by in
Rickie Dewayne Fry, 56, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Memorial services will be held 4 p.m. CST Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Bryant Ruritan Club. Visitation 1-4 p.m. CST. Please leave your memories

Jackie Chandler

Rossville
Jackie Wayne Chandler, 69, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. A native of Scottsville, Ky., Jackie was a resident of the Chattanooga Rossville area for the past 38 years and was formerly of Goodletsville,
Gilbert "Gil" Dake, 65, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was born in Sweetwater, Tenn., resident most of his life of Chattanooga, former resident of Mt.
Tommy Dartis, 64, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He worked at Acheson Foundry for years until his health failed. Survivors wife, Teresa Dartis; children, Alfred Carr, Tommie (Blaine) Dartis, Seandra (Mike) McCullough,

Frankie Denton

Cleveland
Frankie Jean Denton, 69, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 22, 2014, in a local health care facility. Frankie was the daughter of the late Lola Bettis Campbell Johns and Lawrence Campbell. Her grandson, Clayton Reno
Lavinia Ann Clark Durham, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at a local health care facility. She loved writing her poems, doing crossword puzzles and playing with her dogs.

Diane Evans

Ringgold
Diane Taylor Evans, 78, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 21, 2014, in a local nursing home. Diane was a veteran of the U.S. Army, but she will mostly be remembered by others for the
Inez Fleming, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in a local nursing home. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Marjorie Outlaw Flournoy, 83, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was of the Christian faith. Her personal ministry in life
Mrs. Geneva Edna Braden, 89, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was of the Congregational Methodist faith. She was born in Tracy City on September 4, 1924 to Elbert Patrick and Ethel Swearengen Patrick
Army Pfc. Cecil E. Harris, husband, father and World War II veteran, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, passed away on Jan. 2, 1945, in the Battle of the Bulge in France. His remains were

Cheryl Harshman

Fishers,
Ind. Cheryl Kay Campbell Harshman, 61, passed away unexpectedly in an auto accident on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She lived in Frankfort for 37 years until recently moving to Fishers, Ind. She was born

David Horton

Dayton
David Raymond Horton, 70, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2014, at his home in Dayton. Graveside services with military honors for David will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Ruby Jones, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Bennie Kinsey Sr. 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

George Lambert Jr.

Cleveland
George Lambert Jr. died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home in Maryville, Tenn. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
Jerry Miller, 76, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral
Revell Wade Pike, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at his home. He was the son of the late Clell and Dora Pike and was preceded in death by his first wife,
Shirley Randall Shirley Martin Randall, 77, of Red Bank, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 24, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Shirley was the daughter of the late Russell and Lorene
George H.C. "Butch" Reynolds, 71, of Harrison, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Please share your memories at ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Jeanette Royalty, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was a native of Morven, Ga., the daughter of the late A.A. and Maggie Godwin. Jeanette moved to Lake Wells, Fla., in 1964
Elizabeth Lerch Lieker Varnell passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was born Jan. 25, 1922. She attended Brainerd Baptist Church. Mrs. Varnell was a homemaker, worked outside the home
Dalyn Rueben Ware, infant son of Derika and Willie Ware Jr., came from Heaven and returned Friday, Aug. 21, 2014. He is survived by siblings, Camreana Williams, Jerrion, Kaliya and ZaMichael Ware; grandparents, Sharon Walker,

Dewitt Welden

Flat rock
Dewitt Welden, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Welden was a retired farmer and operated a produce stand. He was a 1958 graduate of Ider High School. He was preceded in
Frances Wilson, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her home. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at Lane Funeral Home with funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday at Rivermont Presbyterian Church. Burial will be
Cathryn Patterson Wilson, 87 died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Willows in Winchester. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Cowan Church of Christ. Interment in Cowan Montgomery Cemetery.
Toni Tutton SUMMERVILLE Toni Woods Tutton, 78, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Survivors are her husband, Charles Tutton; sons, Charles Tutton, William Tutton; sister, Sue Hurley; two grandchildren. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Brenda Young, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.
It broke our heart to lose you but you did not go alone-For part of me went with you the day God called you Home. Love always, Daddy Frank and Mama We miss
Aug. 26, 1972-Feb. 18, 2011 Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint." 42 years ago on this day, God decided to send an angel

In MemoryTAMANTHA KING

Sept. 29, 1966 - August 26, 2004 Ten years ago you were called Home to rest. Everyday is a rememberance of you. Your smile we will never forget. We love you and miss

In MemoryBETTY PETERSON

We will always remember you on this day. Our hearts still ache with sadness because we love and miss you so. Your Family

In Memory SusiePritchett

Susie Pritchett Aug. 26, 1963-Dec. 25, 2013 Sadly missed by Haley, Hannah, Nate, and Papaw. We love and miss you Granny!
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PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Longtime CBS Radio News reporter Lou Miliano has died in Florida. He was 67.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Wallace O. Westfeldt, whose half-century journalism career started in print and led to network and public broadcasting, has died at the age of 91.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...