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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 22, 2014


Carolyn Espy Boatman, 82, Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at National Cemetery with Rev. Tony Walliser officiating. Visit www.heritagefh.com to
Gustava Bonner, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral. Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Betty Clancy

Winston salem, n.c.
Betty Jeanette Reed Clancy, 79, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Walnut Cove Health Center after a lengthy battle with Parkinsonism. She was born June 4, 1934, in Gilliam, McDowell County, W.Va., to

Marion Dearman

Rising fawn
Marion Carolyn Dearman, age 85, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was a cosmetologist, loved flowers and doing craft and was a member of Magby Gap Church of Christ. She was preceded in death

Michael Gates Jr.

Winchester
Michael Eugene Gates, Jr., 18, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with funeral services at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Sadie Hughes

Stevenson
Sadie Irene Dunn Hughes Adams, 88, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Pinehaven Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Ala. www.rudderfuneralhomes.com. Visitation
Michael Jackson, 54, "Outersight Mike", of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Henry Spencer as the eulogist. Burial:

Randy Johnson

Dunlap
Randy "Gizmo" Lee Johnson, 53, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Evelyn Hendon Johnson; and brothers, Clay and Ricky Johnson. Survivors include his sister,
Marion G. "Gee Daddy" Leslie, 94, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center, Chattanooga. He was a World War II Army Veteran, a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather
Lessie Mae Lewis, 94, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Alexian Village, a retirement community in Signal Mountain. She was formerly of Bossier City, La. She was predeceased by her husband of 63

George McCutchins

Summerville
George "Buddy" McCutchins, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Survivors, children, Roger, Al Ray, Tracey, Mona, Anita and Anna McCutchins, Ann Montgomery, Vivian Wells; brother, Robert Liggins; sister, Alean McCutchins; 36 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.
Charles Vivian Pell McFalls passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, after a long illness surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Chattanooga on Sept. 17, 1927, Vivian met her husband, John Joseph

Myrtle Mobbs

Summerville
Myrtle Ozment Mobbs, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Surviving, daughter, Linda (David) Roy; sister, Betty Miller; two grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Four Mile Baptist Church. Interment in Greenhills Memory
Bonnie Jean Palmer, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Thursday Feb. 20, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Bonnie spent 25 years in a nursing career dedicated to the elderly, retiring from Hamilton
Andrew Jackson Sherrill Jr., 89, (formerly of Estill Springs) passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Visitation will be noon-2p.m. Monday, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment in Red
John Shook CHICKAMAUGA John Henry Shook, 89, of Cooper Heights, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer at NHC of Fort Oglethorpe. He was the son of the
Kenneth E. Skelf, 79, of Rossville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 22, 2014, in the Hamilton Funeral Home

Sara Smith

Spring city
Sara Smith, 76 died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. As Sara requested, her remains were cremated and there will be no services. Memorials may be made to East TN Kidney Foundation, P. O. Box 22072, Knoxville,
Nancy Tidwell Spence, 67, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. She had lived in the Atlanta area for many years before moving to Chattanooga in
Charles Richard Taylor, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was born Nov. 2, 1921, in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Son of missionary parents, George and Gladys Taylor, Charles spent his childhood
Kevin Maurice Thomas, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He was a 1976 graduate of Kirkman High School. He attended Hiwassee College as well as Lee College. From 1982-83,
Oberia Westfield, 84, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Lavoyde Wilkes

Valley head
Lavoyde E. "Slew" Wilkes died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Dekalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Feb. 23, at Burt Chapel, Valley Head, Ala. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. CST today, Feb.

In MemoryCorean Jones

To Our Mother and Grandmother Corean R. Jones May your day be not forgotten but celebrated as if you were here with us. We wish you a Happy 80th Birthday. Love Always

In MemoryWalter Langston

Walter Lee Langston April 23, 1949- Feb 22, 1989 Its been twenty five years. Your presence we miss. Your memory we treasure. Loving you always, forgetting you never. Your wife Charlotte

In MemorySHIRLEY SILVELS

Our Sister February 22, 1948 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We Love You. Catherine, Georgia Ann, Rahmann, Carolyn, Jackie, Evelyn, Bopeep, Sandra, and Rosetta.
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