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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 27, 2014


Willie Doss Branan Jr., 65, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at his home. He was a United States Veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Doss Branan Sr.; and step-father, Gus
Roscoe Braxton, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at a local hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Emma Buckner

Rossville
Emma Giles Buckner, 82, of Wicksburg, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Buckner was born April 23, 1932 in Catoosa County, Ga. and lived most of her life in Rossville. She
Rev. Robert Lewis Combs, 84, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family and loving wife. He was a lifelong resident of the

Danny Eiler

Ringgold
Daniel Lynn Eiler, 30, started his new life in Eternity on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Charles Card Espy, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. He was born on April 22, 1954 to the late Robert "Bob" and Martha Espy. He was a lifelong resident of
William "Toney" Franklin Jr. passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Franklin Sr. and Willow Mae Ellison; two siblings. Survivors include his nephew, Terrance Franklin; devoted
James Fredrick, 78, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Joe Hale

Riceville
Joe Allen Hale, 33, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center, Athens. Graveside services 2:30 p.m. Thursday in First Bible Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Sara Hall

Winchester
Sara Jane Hall, 79, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Southern Tennesse Regional Health System Winchester. Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 28, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial

Tommy Howell

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Tommy Wayne Howell, 38, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel a t 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28; the Rev. Junior
Ruth Waits Ponder Howell, 93, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Funeral 12:30 p.m. today, Aug. 27, 2014, from the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Visitation 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Mary Kay Hughes, 68, of Chattanooga, was born Jan. 23, 1946 in Oneida, Tenn. She went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Kindred Hospital surrounded by the love
Keena Jones Keena Lannea Jones, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She is survived by her parents, Jo and Fred Jones, of Peachtree City; sisters, Shelby Jones, of Atlanta, Veeta M. Vaughn
Donald Kenyon Jr. Elder Donald E. Kenyon Jr., 86 of Ooltewah, died on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He was the son of the late Donald E. Kenyon Sr. and Dorothy Rogers Kenyon. Donald was preceded

George Lambert Jr.

Cleveland
Sam George Lambert Jr. "relinquished the reigns" as he went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, a perfect day to go home as George lived his life for the Lord. George
George Eugene Langford, of East Brainerd, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Goggins Langford; and one daughter, Annissa Lea. There will be no service
Janie McClintock, 76, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Jerry "Pap" Miller, 76, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was a servant of the Lord, husband, father, grandfather, worker and friend.
Yolanda Denise Montgomery, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Valeria Nethery

Trenton
Valeria "Val" Krantz Nethery, 94, died at her home Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. She was a resident of Trenton for the past 62 years. Val was born in Klevenville, Wis. on Sept. 7, 1919, and
Roger Dell Pendergrass, 64, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Funeral at 1 p.m. EDT Friday from Dalton Free Holiness Church. Burial in Haven of Rest Memorial Park in Calhoun, Ga. Visitation 11-8 p.m. CDT Wednesday

Carol Peppers

Albertville
Carol Helen Voight Peppers, 44, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Huntsville Hospital. The family will be holding a memorial service at a later time for Mrs. Peppers. Arrangements entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral
Shirley Randall Shirley Martin Randall, 77, of Red Bank, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at Lane
Michael "Shaun" Reed, 44, of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his home. A native of Dayton, Tenn., born Dec. 10, 1969. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Daniel W. Jordan and
Mary Ellen McDonald Ricketts, 77, of Hixson, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Jeanette Royalty, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Please visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Memorial services are 5 p.m. today in the chapel with the Rev. Ken Hartley officiating. Visitation is 4-5 p.m.
Linda Gail Ivey Smith, 64, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born in Chickamauga, Ga., and was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Evelyn Ivey

Doris Smith

Ringgold
Doris Louise Owen Smith went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Doris was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She served as a pastors wife and
Thelma Woods Thelma Woods, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

James Woods

Pisgah
James Woods, 86, passed away Monday Aug. 25, 2014, at his residence. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Kim Evans, Butch and Sherry Woods, Terry and Evelyn Woods; daughter and son-in-law,
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 MemoryCARL BLANCETT

Oct. 7, 1925 - Aug. 27, 2006 We will never be afraid to die for someday we will meet you in the sky. We love and miss you. Mary Jane, Judy, Jerry, Kristie, Amie and
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