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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 29, 2014



Minnie Bain

Trenton
Minnie Mae Bain, 72, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her husband and family. She was a member of the North Georgia Worship Center and a faithful worker in her church.

Keith Bogh

Rossville
Keith "Cowboy" Ronald Bogh, 83, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. He was born in LeMars, Iowa to George Raymond and Christine Emilia Miller Bogh. He was raised on a farm and started his
Lawrencine Brazelton SCOTTSBORO Debra Lawrencine Brazelton, 58, passed away Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014, at her home following an extended illness with cancer. Lawrencine was first a good wife and mother of two daughters. She
Mildred Mitchell Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral service is at noon today at Resurrected Baptist Church with Pastor Eddie D. Jacks as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga
Willie "Granny" Burnette, 75, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of her life and was of

Alvis Bush

Winchester
Alvis Francis Bush, 56, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.spital in Nashville. Graveside services will be 6 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 29, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Memorial contributions may be made to

Joey Casteel

Fort oglethorpe
Joey Casteel, 59, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his home. He had worked as a fork life operator and was serving as a caretaker for his mother. He was preceded in death by
Eliza Chambers, 60, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a faithful member of Mt Canaan Baptist Church where she attended until her health failed. She is survived by her
Margaret Elaine Penley Cone, 78, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was a member of East Chattanooga Church of God. She retired as secretary from the
Katherine Mae Jeanette Lee Crick passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. She was born on May 5, 1928 at Estelle, Ga., a mining community outside LaFayette, Ga. Her dad, John Herman Lee, an early

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
Inez C. Fleming, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a long-time member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church where she served as
James "Farmer" Fredrick, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He retired from Mueller Co. and was a member of Orchard Knob Baptist Church.
Daisy Gaunt, 94, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

John Goode

ringgold
John Davis Goode II, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at his home. He was a retired U.S. Army Veteran, and also retired of the Chattanooga Electric Power Board. He was a member of Ringgold
Margaret Elizabeth "Liz" Grisham, 84, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Christian faith. She retired from Orange Grove after 20 years.

Annie Haygood

Rainsville
Annie Mae Haygood, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Collinsville. Funeral is today, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Rainsville Memorial Park and
Nathan Franklin Hunsucker, 74, of St. Simons Island, Ga., formerly of East Ridge, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014,
Delphine Lancaster, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Rock Island Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Lancaster
Martha C. Long, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local hospital, surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Benn and
Janie McClintock Janie McCleskey McClintock, 76, departed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by her love ones. Born in Amonate, Va., to Samuel and Frances Hairston, Janie moved with her family to
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

Frances Middleton

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Frances Louise Holcomb Middleton, 46, passed away Saturday, Aug.23, 2014. She was born Feb. 20, 1968 in Greenville, S.C., was of the Christian faith, and she enjoyed, gardening, cooking and singing. She was
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

Jeffery Phillips

Fort payne
Jeffery Glen Phillips, 51, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Funeral at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 29, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Cates Noles officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Garden.
Grace Inez Pullin, 84, of Dayton, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. A longtime resident of Rhea County, she was a well-known and gifted seamstress. She helped people and loved her turkeys.
Ellen Anne Campbell Sebastian, 79, of Hixson, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was born on the 21st of October, 1934. She graduated from Mother Cabrini High School in
Ruby Shropshire, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Aug, 27, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Virlon Veal

Lookout mountain
Virlon E. Veal, 73, 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
Jean Vess, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-36524.
Roberta F. Ward, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was formerly employed by the Department of Human Services. She was a faithful and longtime member
Estelle Poindexter Waters, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2014 in a local hospice care facility. She was born Aug. 25, 1921 in Chattanooga to the late Lamar S. and Ione B. Poindexter.
Margaret Marshall "Marsha" Knowlton Weber, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the year of our Lord. Marsha was born in Gadsden, Ala., on Aug. 2, 1941. She graduated from Claymont

Geneva Williams

Snellville
Geneva Williams, a phenomenal woman, and loving and totally devoted single-mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law, passed on to return to God, her personal source of love and strength, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. A resident

Shirley Williams

Rossville
Shirley Ann Williams, 76, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at a local hospital. Shirley was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Parkway Baptist Church. She taught the Sisters
Willie L. Wilson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Complete arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524
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

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