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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 05, 2014

Sarah Smith Allison, 93, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Houston, Texas with her family at her side. Sarah lived most of her life in Chattanooga, but had moved to Houston

June Angel

Ariz. June Henderson Angel, 77, formerly of Chickamauga, Ga., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. She was born in Trion, Ga., to the late John Gordon and Dessie Mae Brock Henderson. She
Julian Baker Bell, Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his home on Signal Mountain. He was comfortable and surrounded by his family and loving caregivers. Julian was a devoted husband
Charles Bethel, 73, of Chattanooga, passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, in the funeral home chapel with Brother
Dorothy C. "Tookie" Blankenship, 69, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in a local hospital. She was a former employee of Dixie Yarn and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by
Donnie Edward Brock, Sr., 55, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at his home. He was a former employee of Shaw Industries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Juanita Brock; sister,

Jess Christian

Jess Lee "L.J." Elmer Christian, 74, died Friday Jan. 3, 2014. Funeral services are Monday, Jan. 6, in the chapel. Burial is 11 a.m. Tuesday in Calhoun Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral

Montyne Davis

Montyne Bentley Davis, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Alexian Brothers Skilled Nursing Facility, Signal Mountain. She was a native of Chattanooga and had lived in Miami for over 30 years. She lived in
Lora Spalding Degnan, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. She was born Jan. 30, 1921 in Monrovia, Calif., to the late Lawrence Wells Spalding and Daisy Wright Spalding. Lora grew
Seth Lurie Eichenthal, 23, died in a tragic accident on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 while on vacation near Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps. Seth moved to Chattanooga from Brooklyn, New York with his family
Blocker LAURENS, S.C. Theresa Entrican Blocker, 86, of 302 Douglas St., passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Agape Assisted Living. She was born in Atlanta, Ga., on June 21, 1927, to Homer Lamar

Ruth Flynn

Ruth Flynn, 79, formerly of Rainsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today from the Geraldine Cemetery. W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in Charge of Arrangements. The family will

Doyle Foster

Doyle James Foster, 51, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a life long resident of Cleveland and the owner of Foster's Automotive Parts. He is preceded in death

Glenda George

Glenda J. George, 52, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. today at Maxwell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon to 2 p.m. today
James "Jimmy" Hicks, 66, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Services: Tuesday at 1 p.m. CST, funeral home chapel. Burial: Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Standefer-Reed

Carol Hope

Carol Ann Wilson Hope, 61, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Funeral services are 6 p.m. today at Restoration Church. Burial: Noon, Monday in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation: 2-6 p.m. today. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens is
Isabella Roberts Jennings, Hixson, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, TN 423-942-9500

Antionette Jones

Antionette Jones 51, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral Arrangements by Click Funeral Home and Cremations - Middlebrook Chapel, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923

Pauline Knox

Pauline Danner Knox, 87, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Funeral service: today, 2 p.m. CST at the funeral home chapel. Interment: Stevenson City Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to
Richard Kevin Lee, 62, formerly of Bridgeport, Ala., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, following a struggle with abdominal cancer; however, he was a survivor of pancreatic cancer for more than 12 years. He was born

Leon Lemon

Fla. Leon Lemon, 81, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. He was born to the late Leon and Esther Lemon on Jan. 15, 1932, in
Joseph Willie "Bill" Long, 70, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel
Thomas Lee Lovell, Sr., 89, of Georgetown, Tenn., died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was born in Ooltewah, Tenn. Thomas served in Europe while serving in
Charles Edward "Charlie" McCurdy passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Son of Oscar and Ruth McCurdy born April 22, 1930, in Chattanooga where he spent most of his life, a life well lived with Joy,
Lois McElroy RINGGOLD Dolores "Lois" McElroy, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of the McFarland United Methodist Church.
Beverly Jean Anderson McKamey, 74, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 in Marietta, Ga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Clara Lene Odom, 79, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Richard Phillips

Richard Randall "Randy" Phillips, 62, graduated from this life to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chattanooga to the late

Robert Powell

Robert Lewis Powell, 81, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. He was a 4 year U.S. Air Force Veteran who loved playing the guitar, an animal lover, and a lifelong resident of Dade County, and
Charles Dewitt Reed, 75, of Soddy-Daisy died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Beulah May Reed; brothers Mac and Butch; and sister Lois McGann. A native of Dayton,
Terry Lee Roy, 66, was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 with his loving family at his side. The patriarch of the Roy family, Terry was a genuine American Hero.
Alma Sharon Brown Teague, 64, resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in a Cleveland hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed crafts, she loved life and she loved
Mary Jane Pittman Thomasson passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was born on June 14, 1923 in Chattanooga, the daughter of Willie Moran Pittman and William L. Pittman. She was the beloved wife

Betty Veal

Rising fawn
Martha Elizabeth Veal, 83, departed this life Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 she was of the Methodist Faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Lee Gaines, mother and step-father, Lela and Walter Morton; siblings,

Edward Wilkie

Edward Franklin Wilkie, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday morning Jan. 4, 2014. He was retired from the Bank of Dade where he served as president from 1958 until 1983,
Donnell Woodruff Sr., 62, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was born July 13, 1951. Donnell was born and raised in Polk County, Ga. He

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