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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 17, 2014

Martha Alverson, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist. 404 S. Moore
Mary Brooks, 88, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local health care facility. She retired from American National/SunTrust Bank where she served as an administrative assistant to the executives of the
Clyde H. Buttram, 89, of Chattanooga peacefully passed from this life and went to be with his Lord on Feb. 13, 2014 with his family at his bedside. He was a member of
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

Terry Galloway

Fort payne
Terry Wade Galloway, 57, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. from Rainsville Memorial Park. Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing, Visitation

Frances Gibson

Mrs. Frances Lois Gibson, 91, of Sylvania passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Crowne Health Care. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. today, Feb. 17, 2014 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with

Lois Greene

South pittsburg
Mrs. Emma Lois Griffith Greene, 82, of South Pittsburg, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at a local nursing home. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertie Lou Craft Griffith.
James Roy "J.R." Johnson, 66, of Dayton, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He graduated from Soddy High School then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy and was a
Patricia Moore Letson, 80, of Harrison, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Born in Dora, Ala., Sept. 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late J. Harris and Mae Moore and was a
Albert Leroy Little, age 84, of Hixson passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1929 in Washington, Pennsylvania to the late Albert & Levenia Little.
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
Eva Mae McElhaney, 54, of Harrison passed away Friday Feb. 14th. She was a lifelong resident of the Harrison community and had a great love for children and was an avid Nascar and Jeff Gordon
Luvinia Means, 89, passed away Sunday Feb. 16, 2014 at her home. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home (423) 267-1244.

Linda Oborn

Signal mountain -
Linda Lapuz Oborn, 62, of Signal Mountain, passed away after an arduous battle with ovarian cancer, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was born to the late Jose and Cecilia Lapuz, of Manilla, Philippines, on

Bruce Payne

Bruce Payne, 60, of Cowan, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lisalotte Payne and a brother, James Dale Payne. He
Melva Pyle, 91, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Austin, TX where she had moved to be closer to her daughter. Mrs. Pyle was born in DeKalb County, Alabama to
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
Alberta Joan Shirk, 74, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Johnie Smith

Chickamauga -
Johnie Melvin Smith, Sr., age 86 of Chickamauga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He was born in Benham, KY to the late George and Zetty Burrows Smith. He was a resident
Barbara Ann Cotton Stockdale, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at her residence. Visitation is today at 10 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel

Edward Thomas

Edward A. Thomas, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Section United Methodist Church Cemetery

William Townsend

William "Bill" Townsend, age 74, of Wildwood, GA died early Sunday morning Feb. 16, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and National Guard. He attended the Wildwood United
Eric Upshaw Jr. CHICKAMAUGA Eric Lebron Upshaw Jr., 4-month-old infant, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Egleston Childrens Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Eric Lebron Upshaw Sr. and Amber
Douglas Perry Walker, Jr., 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends Services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral

Carolyn Wallin

Carolyn Wallin, 56 of Ringgold, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois June 9, 1957 and was of the Christian Faith. Carolyn enjoyed cooking and taking care of others.

Carrie Williford

New hope
Carrie Belle Howard Williford of New Hope, Marion County, TN left this life on Feb. 10, 2014, to sing in the Heavenly Choir. Carrie was born on Sept. 12, 1924, the daughter of John A.
Robert William Yendell, 87, of Hixson, died at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Robert was born in Buffalo, New York and had been a resident of Hixson since 1977.
Burney "Love is like the wind when it blows, so did you but you stay in my heart always and forever" Love Always, Kevin, Sadie and kids.


Mary Giles Sheaffer Feb. 17, 1926-June 18, 2012 HapyBirthday Mom. Our memories of you always makes us laugh and smile. We love and miss you everyday. Your daughters Patsy, Sheila, Athena and Cheryl.
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