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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 28, 2014



Sandra Bailey

Cleveland
Sandra Diann Bailey, 58, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Survivors: husband, Emmanuel Bailey; mother, Betty Cronan; four children; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral is noon Saturday at Fike Funeral Home with visitation from
Steveta Heiss "Etta" Bowman, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was a loving wife and mother. "I will sing of the mercies of the
Addie Elizabeth Butler went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was the daughter of Clyde and Addie Little and sister of Emma Clyde McElroy, Helen Roe and Beldon Little. She
Ruby Whitmore Caldwell departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at her residence with her oldest son and oldest daughter by her side. She was born Jan. 9, 1932 in Mason, Tenn.. She
Willie Carey Willie "Ben" Carey, 64, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and had been a
Martha A. Catchings, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. She was an avid member of The Lost Chord Club and was of the Baptist faith. Her passions

Denny Chandler

Fort oglethorpe
Harold Denny Chandler, 48 of Jena, La., passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, La. He was a native of Fort Oglethorpe, and had lived in Jena, La., for
Louis S. Coffelt Sr., 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Jim Dearman and

Brenda Coleman

Rainsville
Brenda Dilbeck Coleman, 65, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. CST today at Rainsville Funeral Home. Service at 3 p.m. today

Mary Creesman

Dayton
Mary Frances Creesman, 66,died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland. Funeral at 5 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Pleasantview Cemetery in Graysville. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation after 3
Ila Jo Culpepper, 81, died Feb. 26, 2014. Survivors, children, Rickey Culpepper, Vickie Dawson, Tammy Owings; brother, Hoyt Chandler; sisters, Gail Wilborn, Melba Wyatt, Mozelle Penley, Lynette Parrott; grandchildren; great-grandchildren. Funeral, 3 p.m. today, Feb.

Carol Davison

Henagar
Carol Mitchell Davison, 64, formerly of Sylvania, Ala. died Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Funeral at 1 p.m. today, February 28, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel (Will lie in state at Liberty Hill Baptist Church 2:30

Rev. Dwight Deal

Rossville
Rev. Dwight Deal, 71, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at a local hospital. He pastored at Dry Valley Baptist Church and had been in the ministry for 50 years. Dwight was
Phyllis Kay Green, 63 of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, sister and friend. She was
Elsie Harrell, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Walker Harrell; son, James Furman Cox; mother, Mammie Lee Johnson; father, Wiley Calvin Pitts;
l Caldwell, 80, formerly of Hobson City, Ala., passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her residence. She was a longtime resident and member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Hobson City, Ala., and presently
Carolyn Hilliard ROSSVILLE Carolyn F. Hilliard 71, died Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Abbas House. Mrs. Hilliard was a
Janice Sanders FORT PAYNE Janice Sanders, 77, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Her Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. CST Saturday, March 1, 2014, from the W.T. Wilson

Thomas King

Atlanta
Thomas J. King, 70, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Homegoing service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton, Ga.
Caroline Marie Klintworth, 34, of Hixson, joined our Dear Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Caroline loved fairness, honesty and goodness and shared her life of beauty and art with each of us. Caroline

Michael Liles Sr.

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Michael Parnell Liles Sr., 51, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. He was born in Fort Payne, Ala., to the late John and Jean Nelson Liles on May 21, 1962. He was of
Anna Patterson passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was born July 28, 1934. She graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School in 1952. Anna was a member of Daisy First Baptist Church. She worked
John Harvey Payne, 76, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in a local hospital. Mr. Payne was a native of Knoxville and had lived in Chattanooga for the past seven years. He was
Napoleon Ramsey, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence. Funeral 12:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Eddie Jacks as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga

Albert Rutledge

Summerville
Albert Lee Rutledge, 84, died Feb. 27, 2014. Survivors include wife, Pauline Rutledge; children, Deborah Williams, Kim Knight, Jennie Hennon, Mike Rutledge, Alan Rutledge; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014,
Lena Faye Bryan Smothers, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and attended New Salem Baptist Church. Faye enjoyed working in her yard and loved
Cheryl Lee Stewart, 55, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and a former employee for Kangaroo. Survivors include her husband, David Stewart Sr.;
Dorothy A. Stinnett, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Erlanger. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a 1945 graduate of Rhea County High School, a member of Garrison Baptist Church. She worked
Wallace RINGGOLD Talitha Bowman Wallace, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Talitha was retired as a bookkeeper for the Catoosa County Road Commissioner. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, fishing, canning and watching game

Joe Taylor

Oceanside,
Calif. Sgt. Joe Marvin "Sonny" Taylor, 83, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Homegoing service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church. Interment in West Hill Cemetery with military rites.
Elzada Tittle, of Dunlap, formerly of Wildwood, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at her nieces home in Dunlap. She retired from TVA after 35 years of service. Elzada was a longtime member
Vonnie Nell Truss, 77 passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was a former LPN at Erlanger Hospital. She was a member of Rose of Sharon MB Church. She was preceded in death by
Mary Teresa Walston, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Mrs. Walston was born and raised in Chattanooga, was a graduate of East Ridge High School and retired as an X-Ray
Clifford W. Washington Jr., 54, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in a Nashville hospital. He attended Tennessee State University and Columbia State Community College. He was a Navy veteran. He was

Benny Woodall

Ringgold
Benny Woodall, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Survivors, son, Wade Woodall; brother, Lamar Woodall; sister, Nola Ruth Benson; three grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation
Ruth Wright Ruth Garrison Wright, 91, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Visitation will be held at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014. A private
Chris Zahnd Jr. Chris Emil Zahnd Jr., 73, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Park Ridge Medical Center from a prolonged illness. He was born in St. Elmo,

In MemoryRaymond Gorrell

Raymond B. Gorrell Jan. 23, 1923 - Feb. 28, 2013 On the one year anniversary of your passing you are in our thoughts. Until we meet again I will hold you in

In MemoryWillie Harris

Willie N. Harris 1955-2008 If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, Id walk right up to Heaven and bring you Home again. Love you, wife, kids and famliy

In Memory OceaClark

Ocea Lee Clark Feb. 28, 1929 - Jan. 8, 2014 Happy birthday, mother! "The Lord heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3 "Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for

In MemoryChristine Smith

Happy 72nd Birthday Christine Smith Feb. 27, 1942 - Feb. 10, 2006 Eight years ago we lost you and still today you are truly missed.

In MemoryAshley Wagner

Ashley Nicole Wagner Feb. 29 1996 -Aug. 25, 2010 Happy 18th Birthday We miss you, your beauty and sense of humor lives on in our hearts and will never be forgotten. We still feel your
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