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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 23, 2014


Dorothy Aslinger, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. She was of the Methodist Faith. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of sixty two years, Leland Eugene Aslinger and her parents,
Carolyn Espy Boatman, 82, Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Carolyn was a soloist for various churches and attended Lee University and Erlanger School of
James Henry Bryson, 84, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in a local hospital. He was retired from Mueller and was a driver for Mercury Cab. He is survived by his children Wanda (Roderick)

William Buckner

Decherd
Buckner, William "WT" Thomas, 96, lifelong resident of Decherd, died on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home with his loving family by his side. Mr. Buckner was a member of the First Baptist Church
Donald Ray "Duck" Buckner, 77, of Etowah, TN, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Funeral at 4 p.m., today at Bordwine Funeral Home. Visitation 2 - 4 p.m. today, prior to service. Burial 11 a.m.,

Tommy Cabe

ringgold
Tommy R. Cabe, Jr., 51, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com
Ruby W. Caldwell, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Helen Caldwell

Whitwell
Helen L. Givens Caldwell, 79, passed away Saturday Feb. 22, 2014. She was a LPN and had worked at the Cumberland Heights Hospital. She was born in Bryant's Cove on September 27, 1934 to
Ms. Norma Faye Cannon, 63, of Harrison, went to be an angel for Jesus on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 with her family at her bedside. She is preceded in death by both parents Robert Lee
Warren K. Clark, 86, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Mr. Clark was born in Gulfport, Miss., to the late, John and Mae Kappner Clark. He was a 1950 graduate

Dan Culpepper

Summerville
Dan Culpepper, 84, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Survivors, wife Ila Culpepper; children, Rickey Culpepper, Vickie Dawson, Tammy Owings; brother, Jimmy Culpepper; sister Barbara Denton; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service
James Bailey RAINSVILLE James H. Bailey, 88, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 from the Greens Chapel Cemetery with
Edith Estelle Adams Ellis, 80, of Chattanooga died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. She was born Jan. 1, 1934, in New Orleans, La., daughter of the late Loyal Gardner Adams Sr. and Margaret Lee Watson Adams.
Alva Dotson Fields, 84, formerly of Chattanooga, died Thursday morning, Feb. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. She was born and raised in Riceville, Tenn., and was educated in Knoxville, with a bachelors degree from Knoxville College
Frances Annette Fugatt, 58, of East Ridge passed away at home in her sleep on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Survivors include her parents, Tom and Yvonne Fugatt; sister, Tammy Burns; brother, Doug (Terri) Fugatt; several
Beryl Dee Gass , 65, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Alfred Gass, Sr; parents John Moore II and Astarie

Rebekka Grubbs

Spokane,
Wash. Rebekka OGrady Sprouse Grubbs, 32, died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The cause of her death was cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of bile duct cancer. Born Sept. 24, 1981, in Richmond, Va.,
Roy Lee Hamil, Jr., 69, of Collegedale, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com
Charles Lee Hampton, a.k.a. "Haircut", 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and had spent most of his life as a

Jody Hodnett

Flintstone
Jody Michael Hodnett, 53, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member
Claude Obearn Hooks Jr., 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Isabel Hooks. Claude will be remembered as an honest, loyal and loving
Jesie A. Horne passed away Feb. 20, 2014, in Chattanooga, at the age of 94. Jessie joined her beloved husband, William "Jack" Horner in heaven to be together after 74 years of marriage. Jessie
Patricia Ann Roed Humm, 71, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. She was born in Duluth, Minn., on July 18, 1942 to her parents, Clarence Fredrick Roed and Ruth Ann Brander Roed.
Frederick "Radio" Jones, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in a health care facility in South Pittsburg. He retired from Wheland Foundry after over 30 years of service. He was a member

Grace Kellett

Lafayette
Grace Tucker Kellett, 93, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Preceded in death by husband of 46 years, Parks Kellett; parents, Pinkey

Ronnie Kelsey

Delano
Ronnie Kelsey, 61, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com
Krissy Rene Layne, 31, of Rossville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory &
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
DarMarli Jo'Luci Jewels Bowser McCane, infant, passed away Feb. 14, 2014. Survivors include her parents, Denise Bowser and Darnell McCane; brothers, sisters, other relatives. Graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Garmany
Dannie L. McMillion, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence. He was formerly employed by Quaker Oats. He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Culpepper; mother, Margaret
Selma Louise Nation, 73, of Harrison, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. She was retired from Erlanger Hospital as a registered nurse after 26 years of service. She is survived by a son, Noel (Paula)
Socrates S. Sabater, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN

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,
Linda Suggs CLEVELAND Lynda Presswood Suggs, 68, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, 2014, at a Chattanooga hospital. She was a devoted member at First Baptist Church and loved the
Howard Hughes Templeton, 90, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Standifer Place Howard was in the United States Navy for three years until the United Stated Air Force was formed. He was with
Kevin Maurice Thomas, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Funeral at 1:30 p.m. today at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Gerry Davis as the eulogist. Burial: Highland Memorial Gardens.
Robert William Yendell, 87, of Hixson, died at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Robert was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and had been a resident of Hixson since 1977. He

In MemoryErvin Gibson

Ervin Lester Gibson May 14, 1928-Feb. 23, 2011 You are still loved and missed. Your children, Edgar and Renee, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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 MemoryEula Walker

Eula Mae Walker June 1, 1932 - Feb. 23, 2013 You are irreplaceable, fiercely missed, thought of constantly and greatly loved. We thank God for creating an outstanding wife, mother and Christian.
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