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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 07, 2014


Joseph Aryeequaye Atthoh III, 13, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He is survived by his father, Joseph A. Attoh Sr.; mother, Greta D. Attoh; three sisters; other relatives and friends. Service at 2 p.m.
Doris Bowen, 79, passed away at her Chattanooga home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She had been under the care of Hospice for a number of weeks and the family was present at the time
Rosemary Hutson Camerons life ended Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She spent her last days at home, surrounded by family and friends, laughter and love; it was just what she wanted. Her lifes journey began on
Ron Deanecelli Sr. Ron Sirgay Deanecelli Sr., 78, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2014. Survivors include his children, Ron, Shawn, Chad, Daryc, Shelly and several grandchildren. No services will be held
Nancy Jean Collins, 69, passed Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was employed at Parkridge Hospital as a CNA for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Gennieve Page; daughter, Felicia

Sheryl Cook

Sulphur springs
Sheryl Michele Cook passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Burt Chapel, Valley Head. Burial in Head Springs Cemetery. www.burtfuneralhomes.com.

Freda Durham

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Freda Hogue Durham, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Freda was a member of the Gospel Light Fellowship Church, and owner of Durham Wrecker Service
Sherri Edwards SPRING CITY Cheryl J. "Sherri" Edwards, 57, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. A native of Decatur, Tenn., Sherri was a graduate of Meigs County High School and
Thomas D. Elam, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home. He was retired from Rockwell International. Mr. Elam was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Elam; daughter, Angela Elam;
James Rice Garner Jr., 93, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born in Guild on Jan. 8, 1921 and was the son of the late
nd Col. Jackson Emelius Gilleland, 96, died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Born Aug. 6, 1917, he was a native of Abbeville, S.C., the son of Roy James and Septima Hollingsworth
Dr. J. James "Jim" Greasby passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home in Red Bank after a long and well lived life. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 2 p.m.

Geneva Hamrick

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Geneva Betty Snider Hamrick, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday from LaFayette Church of God; Rev. Jeremy Singletary and the Rev. Gary Howell officiating. Interment: LaFayette
Charles Harris, 48, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Jeanette L. Smith Hill, 76, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Shepherds Cove. Funeral arrangements are 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chape. Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery.
Bridgette Denise "Granny Bridgette" Hubbard, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a 1986 graduate of Brainerd High School. She united in faith with Prospect Baptist Church
Earnest "Lee" Ingram, 61, passed on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. He attended Riverside High School and was employed at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Center, Coca Cola Co. and T.G.I. Fridays. He was a member
Andreas Jermaine Jackson, 27, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, after injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He is survived by his wife, Shenearia Y. Jackson; two daughters, Kyaudreea Gaines and Lisa Renee Jackson. Service

Jerry Johnson

Tunnel hill
Jerry Richard Johnson, 72, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, he was a former employee of Shaw Industries where he worked for 22 years and was of
Frances Kinney, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was 97 years old. She was born in Schultz, S.C., and enjoyed traveling to foreign
James "Jimmy" Ledford, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. He was born Oct. 5, 1944 to the late Cam and Pearl Ledford. Jimmy was a good loving father. He

Jackie May

Dayton
Jackie Harold May, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Dayton. Jackie was a lifetime resident of Rhea County, and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his sister, Tammy May.

Luther McCall

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Luther McCall, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his residence. Mr. McCall was a native of Moultrie, Ga., but had lived the greater part of his life in the Chattanooga
Margaret Ann McMenemy Margaret Ann Bagley McMenemy, a Chattanooga native who left for the big cities and returned with an entrepreneurs drive to pursue her love of fashion and style, died in her sleep on

Rosa Morgan

Athens
Rosalee Leffew Morgan, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Funeral services 2 p.m. today in chapel of funeral home. Burial in Cove Cemetery in Dayton, Tenn. Visitation noon-2 p.m. today at funeral home. Ziegler Funeral
Eva Dean Morrison, 73, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Chattanooga for their help and support during this time. Funeral services are 1 p.m.

Patricia Pace

Lookout mountain
Patricia Ann Pace, 71, of Lookout Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the
Roy Bert Pickett, 91, of Valley Head, Ala., passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Roy is survived by his wife of 74 years, Ruth Elisabeth Pickett; son, Joseph Bert (Ramona) Pickett; daughter, Patricia Ann

Arvin Spurgin

Higdon
Arvin Voiles Spurgin, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Dade Health and Rehab. Survivors include daughters, Jean (Morris) Fricks, Polly (Lloyd) Kesler, Bertha (Greg) Gilbert; sons, Calvin (Pam) Spurgin, Johnny
Hershel Lee Steele, 73, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and enjoyed being emcee for gospel music shows. He was
Alicia Marie Sullivan, 29, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Alicia is survived by her parents, Johnny and Darlene Sullivan; brother, Johnny Sullivan Jr.; and

Thomas Swafford

Pikeville
Thomas Victor Swafford, 78, passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He was of the Methodist faith. Tommy graduated from Bledsoe County High School in 1953. Five years later he graduated from
Rev. Dr. John West Taylor, Jr. went to be with the Heavenly father, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. He was born Oct. 20, 1947. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Taylor; his parents,
Elva "Jackie" Turner, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Lane
Glenda Turner, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Lester and Bernice Shaw and was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Turner
Shonney Underwood, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in a local hospital. She was self-employed as a hair stylist. Survivors include her husband, Dwight Underwood; son, Dejuan (Brittani) Underwood; daughter, Jerrika Underwood;
Mickey W. Walker, 66, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1947 in Chattanooga to the late Kenner and Eunice Walker. Mr. Walker was a
Gloria Wallace, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244.
Oscar Lee Ward Jr., 71, departed this life at the home of his niece in Cagle, Tenn., Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014. He was a retired truck driver and U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded
Peggy Patten Winningham died on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the age of 82. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Peggy graduated from Bright School and Girls Preparatory School, as well as Vanderbilt University

Charles Wooten

Fort payne
Charles Wooten, 55, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at his residence. Memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. CST on Sunday Feb 9, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, with the Rev Jeff Wilbanks

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Carrie Mae "Granny" Green Feb. 7, 1932- Aug. 7, 2012 Death leads a heartache that will never heal. Love leaves memories that noone can ever steal. Granny will always be loved and truly missed,

In MemoryNorma Jean Price

May 23, 1938 - Feb. 7, 2008 Gone but not forgotten. Loved and missed by family.

In MemoryJajuan Rivers

JaJuan O. Rivers In Memory of your 35th Birthday We miss and Love you, Your Family
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