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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 13, 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

Bill Baker

Jasper
William Russell "Bill" Baker Sr., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The son of the late Russell Clayton and Minerva Haggard Baker, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. After leaving the service

Rev. Steve Ellinger

Chickamauga
Rev. Steve W. Ellinger, 56, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Steve was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. Rev. Ellinger ministered for over 30 years

Angela Ellis

Crossville
Angela Ellis, 27, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral chapel with the Dekalb County Cowboy Church and Brother Jerry

Betty Ferguson

Knoxville
Betty Standridge Ferguson, of Knoxville and formerly of Niota, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 2014, at Tennova Health Care in Knoxville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of
Allen Greene, after 94 years of a life well-lived, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. He was born on April 12, 1919, in Chattanooga to the late Clarence and Margaret Broskoski Greene. Allen

Wilburn Griffith

Cleveland
Wilburn "Griff" Griffith, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Survivors include children, Denny Griffith and Jan (Craig) Runyon; grandchildren, Kyle Runyon, Laney Runyon and Chancey Harris; and sister, Bobbie Ragsdale. Funeral is 2

Gracie Hall

Trion
Gracie Ruth Hall, 85, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Surviving: husband, Ralph Hall; children, Gayle Mitchell, Pam Hall, Becky Davis, Ronnie Hall, Kenneth Hall; brother, Russell Baldwin; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services at
Myrna S. Hamby, 75, woke up in Gods hands on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was a loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jeanice and Helen. Survivors include her

Brandon Hicks

Dallas n.c.
Christopher Brandon Hicks, 29, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Caromont Regional Medical Center. He was born in East Ridge on Sept. 17, 1984. Brandon was a devoted son, brother, father, husband and a

Orby Higdon

Higdon
Orby L. Higdon, 76, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Higdon, Ala., a devoted husband of 57 years to Mrs. Ruth Gennette Farr Higdon originally
Earlean Cooper Hurst, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elzie and Mattie Cooper Sr.; husband, Thomas Hurst; sister, Barbara
Anna Lou Johnson Anna Lou Davis Johnson, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was a member of Ekklesia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie A. Johnson;
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
Thomas Kirkman Jones, 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Charles Jones Jr., 23, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Funeral services have been rescheduled for noon Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in the funeral home chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home. Interment in Greenwood
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

Sherry Layne

Whitwell
Sherry Coffelt Layne, 59, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Rosa Nell Brewer Coffelt; and brother,

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

Fay McSpadden

Cleveland
Fay McSpadden died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The daughter of the late Cecil and Leona Burchfield. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Valley View Baptist Church prior to service. Serenity Funeral Home
Lynn Meyer, a popular, retired Chattanooga teacher, died on Jan. 7, 2014, after a difficult struggle with cancer and a long hospitalization. Her body was willed to the University of Tennessee Medical School for research
Amy Marie Salisbury Mildram, 91, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Mildram also served in the United States Marines. She was preceded
Ronald "Ron" Mitchell Sr., 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Shelley and Jeanette McCormick Mitchell; brothers, Jack and Larry Mitchell. Survived by loving wife
James Alvin Neely Jr., of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born June 3, 1948 a son of the late James Alvin Neely Sr. and Helen Hix Neely.
Charles Lee Newell, 53, of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and on Sunday until 8 p.m. at the funeral home or you

Wanda Osburn

Flintstone
Wanda June Gamblin Osburn, 77, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. She was born in Walker County to the late Archie and Viola Victoria Childress Gamblin. She had lived in several states but always considered

Carol Parsons

Ringgold
Carol Ann Parsons, 56, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Mark Payne, 53, of Rock Spring, Ga., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Mark was an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast; was adventurous, greatly enjoyed the outdoors including hiking.
Sandra May Pickett, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her residence. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ted
Phyllis Rowe Phyllis Rowe, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Mary Ruth Sisson

Rossville
Mary Ruth Palmer "Aunt Ruthie" Sisson, 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a former employee of Rossville Yarn and was of the Baptist faith. Her passions in
Elma Jean Bell Duggan Smith, 92, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her daughters home in South Carolina. She was a member of Westview Baptist Church and she will be greatly
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.

Charles Wright

Valley head
Charles Wright died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral will be 2 p.m. CST Saturday at the Burt chapel with the Rev. Jerry Williams and Rev. Shaunathan Bell officiating. Visitation 4-9
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

In MemoryRickey Carson

Rickey Lebron Carson Feb. 13, 1984 - Jan. 3, 2011 Happy "Big 30" Another year has passed and still missing you like it was yesterday. Love you The Hodge and Walker Family

In MemoryWILLIAM DAVIS

William Ed Davis June 1, 1927-Feb. 13, 1995 We love and miss you. From your wife, Louise, And Children.

In MemoryAudrey Fields

Feb. 13, 2011 You were a very special sister and I will always remember you with love. Jeanetta

In MemoryVELMA HENDERSON

Velma Jean Henderson February 13, 1955- April 17, 2004 "Happy Birthday Mom" Today we celebrate you on this day. I know you would have been enjoying yourself today. I really do miss you

In MemoryWilma Watkins

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Wilma Watkins Missing you dearly Forever in my heart Love, Richard
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