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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 12, 2014


Minnie Ethel Adams, 92, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son, Tyrone Adams. Survivors include her husband, Monroe Adams Sr.; her children, Virginia
George William Arp, 91 of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of north Georgia and the Chattanooga area. Born in Rossville, he was the son of
James "Jim" Russell Lowell Arthur, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was 86 years old. Jim served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He retired from

Mary Blevins

Jasper
Mary Katherine Peoples Blevins, 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church and a former employee of South Pittsburg Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents,

Wanda Corvin

Dayton
Wanda Mae Corvin, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Dayton. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, James "Pee Wee" Corvin; sister, Jean Vineyard; brother, Lowell Grasham; and parents, Isaac and Mabel

Wanda Gee

Whitwell
Wanda Sue Gee, 69, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was a Gold Star Widow and a home maker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dewayne Gee; and father, John Edward
Marion Johnson Graves, 98, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Allen Greene, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Opelika, Ala. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Jewelletta Guffey, 58, Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Walker Sr. and Bessie Walker; brother, William Walker Jr.; and nephew, Michael Wolfe. Survivors include her husband,

Violet Harper

Dawson
Violet MeGullion Harper, 93, passed away Monday. Feb. 10, 2014, Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, from the W.T Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation 11
David Lewis Hooker, 61, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. David and Evelyn was a member of New City Fellowship PCA Church. He graduated Red Bank High

Helen Hudson

Ringgold
Helen Jean Long Hudson, 71, departed this life Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was born in Findlay, Ohio to the late Herbert and Naomi Long. She was also preceded in death by
Lewis F. Johnson Jr., 90, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was a member of Mowbray First Presbyterian Church. He was a WW II veteran serving in the US
r Julius "Jake" Kindervater, 93, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his home after a short illness. Born on July 4 in Roanoke, Va., Jake was a true firecracker. Stationed in England and Germany
Brenda Lackey, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Brenda was born in Chattanooga on March 9, 1945 to William B. "Chic" Lackey and Jeanne Cooper. Brenda was one of the original

Larry McAfee

Pensacola,
Fla. Larry L. McAfee passed away at the age of 74 on Jan. 20, 2014, after a brief bout with cancer. He was born to Sam and Marjorie McAfee in Soddy-Daisy, and had lived in

Terry Moore

Henagar
Terry David Moore, 59, died Sunday Feb. 9, 2014, at his residence. Terry was a 1972 graduate of Ider High School, a member of Ider Church of God and had worked at Earthgrains. He was

Claudie Mott

Coalmont
Claudie Mott, 79, departed this life Monday, Feb.10, 2014, at his home. He was retired from the state of Tennessee. He was born in Coalmont on Dec. 11, 1934, to Floyd and Hazel Lockhart Mott
Kathleen Darwin Murphy, 77, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., peacefully passed away at her home on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Kathleen was born on Sept. 23, 1935 in Chattanooga and was the daughter of Judge and
Steve Phillips, 56, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral
Sandra May Pickett, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her residence. She graduated from Whitwell High School, and was retired from BlueCross BlueShield. Sandra loved gardening and spending time with
Paul L. Ramsey, 99, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Paul was born in Sumner County, Tenn., on Aug. 18, 1914 to L.C. and Rebecca
Dr. Marva Odessa Lane Rudolph, 64, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Dr. Rudolph was a native of Chattanooga, and was a graduate of Riverside High School class of 1967. She received a bachelors of

Mary Scott

Fort payne
Mary Blalock Scott, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Erlanger. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at
Eric Dewayne Smartt, 30, of East Ridge, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and was a sweet, kind hearted soul. He greatly enjoyed football, and

Juanita Turner

Scottsboro
Juanita Sue Turner, 53, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Family will receive friends from noon-9 p.m. Thursday at the Valley Funeral Home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Valley Funeral Home Chapel with

Betty Watson

Jasper
Betty Jo Bevel Watson, 77, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of the area and a retiree of TVA. She was a graduate of Bridgeport High School. In addition to
Lily Hamill Wells, 89, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Jean M. Wood, 73, loving wife of the late Peter H. Wood, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Mrs. Wood was a native of Chattanooga, but has lived in the
Gerry Brown Young, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully with family at home on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She leaves behind husband of 49 years, Bruce Young III, of Chattanooga; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and
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