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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 28, 2014


Mildred Mitchell Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. She was employed by CADAS Rehabilitation Center and was a faithful member of Resurrected Baptist Church. She was preceded in
Eliza Chambers, 60, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at a local heath care facility. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
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 Chattanooga

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.
Doris Evelyn English, 81, of Red Bank, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Mrs. English was a native of Chattanooga and the only daughter of the late Ira and

Kila Gasaway

Rossville
Kila Gasaway, 66, went to heaven to live with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was a retired kindergarten teacher in the Hamilton County School District and a member of Covenant

Helen Gipson

Decherd
Helen Louise Gipson, 86, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Golden Living Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Aug. 28, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Garner

Edward Hensley

Cleveland
Edward M. Hensley, 88, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Survivors: wife, Mae Hensley; children, Ginger Weaver, Angela Holt and Johnny Hensley; and five grandchildren. A graveside service is at 2:30 p.m. today at
Frances Eloise Mason Kephart, 87, formerly of Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at a local nursing home. Mrs. Kephart was born in Murphy, N.C. to Clayton and Mary Mason. She
Rayburn Lee Kilgore, 51, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at UABhospital. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 29, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Smiths Cemetery. Visitation from
Robert "Lil June" Lloyd Jr., 85, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouses; five sisters and one
Martha C. Long, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Dr. Martha McDonald Dr. Martha Williams McDonald, an early pioneer in the field of nuclear medicine and a member of one of Chattanooga's most prominent families, died at her home on Lookout Mountain early Wednesday
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.
Mertie Belle Hubbard Newton, 92, of East Ridge departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was born in Crossville, Tenn., to the late Fred and Mary Ann Hubbard and was a member of Spring

Jerry Phillips

Ringgold
Jerry L. Phillips, 68, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on Sept. 20, 1945 to the late Foster and Marie Brown Phillips in Chattanooga. His

Connie Pope

Trion
Connie Pope, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Survivors are mother, Annie Mae Pope; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 28, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home
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

Martin Stutz

Cleveland
Martin Frederick Stutz, 80, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2014. Born in Chattanooga to Horace and Elsie Stutz, Martin moved to Cleveland in 1969, where he raised a family and became a much-loved member
John Thomas Turner passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, August 27, 2014. He was a longtime resident and third generation Chattanoogan. Tom, a World War II veteran, was 90 years old. He was preceded in

Shirleen Vassey

Cleveland
Shirleen Davis Vassey, 79, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2014, at a Chattanooga Hospital. She was co-owner at Vassey's Lawn and Garden and was retired from First American Bank. She loved to camp and

Virlon Veal

Lookout mountain
Virlon E. Veal, 72, a lifelong resident of the West Brow Community of Lookout Mountain, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence with his loving family by his
Frances Seay Wilson died peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 5, 1922 at Seayland Farm near Lebanon, Tenn., and graduated from Peabody College with

Donald Wright

Whitwell
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

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