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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 15, 2014


Carolyn Bohannon, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her home. Survivors include her husband, William Bohonnon; sons Paul Bohannon and John Bohannon; sister, Linda Skyles; brother, Luther Hurt. Please share your thoughts and
Nick S. Catron, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with melanoma. He was born in Ponca City, Okla., and has been a resident of Hixson since 1980. He served seven years

Catherine Coates

Bridgeport
Catherine Condra Coates, 79, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at her home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Interment in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Tenn. www.rudderfuneralhomes.com. Visitation
Robert Gary Colburn, 61, of East Ridge went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was a member of Frawley Road Baptist Church and the Open Door Sunday

Samuel Corley

Rossville
Samuel Caleb Corley, 76, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and attended Midway Baptist Church. Sam enjoyed spending time with his
Catherine Louise Cosper, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was a homemaker and member of Lookout Valley Seniors and Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, Mamaw and

Peggy Darwin

Sylvania
Peggy Darwin, 58, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, from Trinity Methodist Church. Burial in Trinity Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be at Rainsville Funeral Home from
Barbara Jean Turner Davis, 77, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. She was born in Daus, Tenn., to the late Brown N. and Lella Lea Smith Turner and lived
Lila Nance Eldridge, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. She was 88 years old. Lila was born in Fyffe, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the North Chattanooga and
n Richard Gerald "Yogi" Friederichsen, of Baton Rouge, La. passed away at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was 68. He was a native of Chattanooga. Survived by his wife, Lisa G. Friederichsen; two

Betty Gill

South pittsburg
Betty Gray Gill, 79, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Survivors: son, James Robert Gill; grandchildren, Christy Caudill, Heather (Michael) Sloan; four great-grandchildren; brother, Woody Gray; sister, Margie Stone; many nieces and nephews. Visitation: 5-8 p.m.
Dora Estelle Gossett, 85, of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in an area hospital. She retired from Signal Knitting Mill after over 45 years of service and was a member of Tiftonia
Carolyn Yvonne Goolesby Gound, 64, of Rockmart, Ga., formerly of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. She was a native of Redbank and attended Redbank High School. She was preceded in death by her
Jesse E. Green Sr., 87, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens with military honors. www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today,
Shelley Marie Hampton, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Damain Wigfall as the eulogist.
Sybil Earline Hatmaker, 96, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1918 in Calhoun, Ga., to the late Benjamin F. and Hattie M. Phillips. She

Katherine Henson

Bridgeport
Katherine Arlene Henson, 89 died Feb. 13, 2014, at the Cumberland Health and Rehabilitation in Bridgeport. Visitaton 5-9 p.m. today at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Ala. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Thomas Kirkman Jones, Ed.D., 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Tom, a native of Chattanooga, was an associate professor emeritus at The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga (UTC) who taught
Allison Jones CHICKAMAUGA Mary Allison Jones, 22, died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Allison was a member of First Baptist of Fort Oglethorpe. She was an avid crafter who enjoyed making bows and badge

Dorothy Kellett

Whitton
Dorothy Dean Kellett, 80, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Marshall Medical Center South. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. CST today, Feb. 15, at Whitton Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in charge.
Patrick White Kelly died peacefully at his home on Signal Mountain on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in the arms of his loving wife Kathleen at the age of 78. He was born on Jan. 4,

Daniel Kowats

Chickamauga
Daniel "Colonel Dan" Frank Kowats, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was born in Stafford, Conn., to the late John and Catherine Votre Kowats. He served his country during World War II in
Nancy Ann "Polly" Lackey, 75, departed this life to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by her loved ones. A Memorial Service will be held at noon

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,
Lawrence, 65, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in a hospital. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was employed at ET Barwick Mill in Kenington, Ga. She enjoy
Katherine Mathis Light, 78, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her home. Katherine was born in Piedmont, Ala., but had lived in Chattanooga most of her life. She was a daughter of the
Shea Aaron Long, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. He was 33 years old. Shea attended Sequoyah Vocation School and was employed with Laynes Equipment Co. as a truck driver. He was
Mildred Davenport Martin, 96, of Chattanooga, (formerly of Jasper, Tenn.) died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. A native of Warren County, Tenn., she was a homemaker, and a Baptist. Preceded in death by parents Alton and
Flora Kathryn "Kathy" McCrary, 87, of Hixson, formerly of Nashville, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Kathy was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Humphreys County, to Price L. and Molly Briggs McCrary. She attended
Ronald Luther McRae, of New Port Richey, Fla., passed on from this life into eternity on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Ron was born on May 10, 1949 in Bremerhaven, Germany into a military family. After
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
Margaret Bell Swanson Nave, 96, much beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was born on May 28, 1918 in Birchwood, Tenn. to Molly and
Nora Colline Oliver, 81, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 15, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner
Jimmy Lawrence Parker Jr., of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. He was 40 years old. Jimmy worked at C.C. Dickson in sales. Jimmy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond

Jack Pinion

Flintstone
Jack Hamilton Pinion, 90, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The son of the late William J. Pinion and Edna S. Pinion was born on March
Robert Mungle Salyer, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away at his home the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, with the snow softly falling. Bob was born on July 22, 1915, to William Carson Salyer

Alton Scott

Mentone
Alton R. "Bo" Scott, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his residence A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, www.burtfuneralhome.com.
Helen Louise Shipley, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Crosby, Texas. She was 82 years old. She was born in Swan Pond, Tenn., and was a 1949 graduate of Rhea Central
Barbara Ann Cotton Stockdale, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at her residence. She professed her life to Christ at an early age. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.
Elmer Samuel "Buddy" Tucker Jr., 86, of East Brainerd, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of East Brainerd and a faithful member and supporter of Gospel Way
Barbara Jean Walker, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Tyner Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Chauncey officiating. There will be
Laury K. "Bud" Weaver Jr., 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the
Lily Hamill Wells, 89, of Chattanooga, slipped softly away in the wee hours of Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2014, in the hospital, after just one day there. She was preceded in death by her beloved

Helen Young

Whiteside
Helen Joyce Young, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Arvil Young; parents, Charlie H. and Lois Sanders Gouger; brothers, John Earl and Charles Gouger Jr.;
Pearlie Mae (Clay) Dixon Dec. 23, 1923-Feb. 15, 2012 Mama two years have passed since you went home to be with the Lord. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, of the loss of the

In MemoryNOBLE JENNINGS

Rev. Noble O. Jennings Nov. 28, 1928-Feb. 15, 2012 It has been two years since you went to be with the Lord. Thank you for your teaching and guidance. Sadly missed by your children

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Terry Wilson June 15, 1947- Feb. 15, 2013 Missing you dearly. Forever in my heart. Love, B.

In MemorySharlotte Polk

Sharlotte B. Polk February 15, 2013 John 14: 2, Jesus says "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to

In MemoryVictor Root

Victor O. Root Sr. Feb. 15, 1931 -Oct. 26, 2013 Happy Birthday Dad and Grandpa. We love and miss you every day. Love your children and grandchildren
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