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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 31, 2014


Roscoe William Braxton, 80, passed away on Aug. 26, 2014, at a local hospice facility. He graduated with bachelors degree at Tennessee State University and masters degree from University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Roscoe was

Mabel Brown

Athens
Mabel Kring Henderson Brown, 94, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at her home. A native of Cumberland County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Henry Albert and Alice Ann Barringer Kring, and
William Eugene "Bill" Cannon, 74, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and into the arms of his savior. Bill was a long-time resident of Chattanooga and Red Bank, Tenn.

Valarie Crouser

Chickamauga
Valarie June Crouser, 50, passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She has been a resident of Chickamauga for the past seven years, and was of the Catholic faith. Valarie retired
Meghan Lavonne Day, 23, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Nashville. Meghan graduated from Boyd-Buchanan High School in 2009 where she played soccer all four years, was active in the chorus and

Danny Eiler

Ringgold
Daniel Lynn Eiler, 30, started His new Life in Eternity on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was a graduate of East Ridge High School and attended UTC where he played in the band. He grew
Helen McDonald Exum, a grand Southern matriarch whose grace, beauty, wisdom and grit were the stuff of legends, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her home on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., exactly in the way she

Fount Farris

Rockvale
Fount Farris, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mr. Farris was born in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Dewitt Hopkins and Nettie Woodson Farris. During World War II,
The Rev. Thomas Gailor Garner Jr., 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, after a lengthy Parkinson's illness. Born in Nashville on Aug. 21, 1928, he was ordained an Episcopal priest who graduated from East High

Eunice Hixson

Whitwell
Eunice Basham Hixson, 95, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lola S. Hixson; parents, Fred and Callie Basham; brothers, Gene and Paul;
Julie Huckabee, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away in an accident early Thursday morning, Aug. 20, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Lookout Valley and graduate of Lookout Valley Class of 1991.
Katrina Louise Jackson, 56, of Chattanooga, formerly of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Katrina formerly worked for the Country Bumpkin Restaurant and Pizza Hut in Ringgold. She was preceded in death by
Phillip Johnson, 80, of Signal Mountain, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.
Peggy Watkins Landers, 79, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Jean Watkins; and her husband

Lee Lewis

Chickamauga
Doyle Lee Lewis Jr., 39, passed Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a graduate of Gordon Lee High School. He was
Michael Lewis, 61, passed away on Aug. 29, 2014, at an area hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.
Walter McClain, 67, passed away on Aug. 30, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.

Marshall McGill

Chickamauga
Marshall LaBron "Moose" McGill, 75, departed this life Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Marshall served in the U.S. Navy and later retired from Colonial Bread Company after 26 years of service there. He loved fishing,
Frances Shreeve Murray, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was 79. Frances was born in Goodlettsville, Tenn., on Sept. 1, 1934, to the late Wilbur "Dick" and Ruby Huffine Shreeve.
William "Bill" Nabors went home to be with his Lord on Aug. 8, 2014. He grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Hixson High School. After serving in the U.S. Army Air
Lisa Kelley Rauch, 49, of Apison, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born July 25, 1965, in Knoxville, Tenn. Lisa was a member of Community Baptist Church
Sue McPeck Regal, 83, of Apison, died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was born on born March 29, 1931, in Springfield, Ohio, to the late Lowell and Erma Todd McPeck.
George H.C. "Butch" Reynolds, 71, of Harrison, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was retired from AT&T and was a member of the St. John United
Violet Frances "Vi" Richerson, of Chattanooga, passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. "Vi" was born on April 23, 1920, and was a native of Chattanooga, having returned here after living

Bobbie Ritchie

Fort oglethorpe
Barbara Ann "Bobbie" Ritchie, 71, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was a life-long resident of Fort Oglethorpe and Chickamauga. She was a member of the Temple of Praise and had

Ralph Robicheau

Winchester
Ralph G. Robicheau, 88, (U.S. Air Force, ret.) passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at his residence. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 31, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester. Graveside services

Jackie Rowell

Guntersville
Jackie Rowell, 62, passed away recently. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. CDT at the River Bend Marina A&B Dock in Guntersville. W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, is

Telissa Stines

Spring city
Telissa A. Stines, 45, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m.
Dorothy Elizabeth Janette Maiden Palmer Stoe, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was born on Sept. 9, 1924, in Abingdon, Va., to the late Tom and Lucille Garvey Maiden. Dot
Louise Joyce "Joy" Veller, 91, of Walden, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She is remembered for her bright smile and generous heart. She was born
Jean Thomas Vess, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at a nursing home. She was born in Nashville, Tenn. to the late Robert Scott Thomas and the late Jo Laughlin Thomas. At
Hettie Delores Watts, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at her home. She was a member of the Red Hill Community Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She also
am "Bill" Nabors went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He grew up in Chattanooga, and graduated from Hixson High School. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Force,
Willie Lee Wilson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Ronnie Smith and

In MemoryAnthony L. Benn

August 31, 1964 - October 25, 1999 O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for His Mercy endureth forever. "Psalm 136:1 You are forever in our thoughts and hearts. We

In MemoryDorothy Howard

December 2, 1929 - August 31, 2007 In memory of a life well lived, of love that was given, smiles, hugs, stories, and laughter. For all of this and more, we say thank

In MemoryCarol Invester

Jan. 23, 1955-Aug. 26, 2013 We love and miss you more every day. We wait for your phone call at 7:30 every night, but the phone never rings. Mama, Peggy (Fryar), Charlie Wynn, Michelle,

In MemoryJODY CLINTON RAY

December 23, 1986 - August 31, 2012 Jody, you are so so sadly missed by me, your father and friends. We love you. Your mom and dad, Joseph, and Sunday Ray. Rest in
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