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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 07, 2014



Sherman Adair

ringgold
Sherman Farris Adair Sr., 83, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army where he

Goldie Anderson

Westlake,
Ohio Golide Mozelle "Judy" Kyle Bales Anderson, 83, formerly of Ten Mile, Tenn., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Westlake, Ohio. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel. Burial Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation
Ralph F. Baker, 92, of Chattanooga passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 531-3975.

Minnie Ballard

Flat rock
Minnie Elizabeth Lowrey Ballard, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Highland's Medical Center. Mrs. Ballard was retired from Shaw industry. She was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Ollie Morgan Lowrey; husband,
Fonza Alice Miller Barkley, 93, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at her home. She was born March 10, 1920 in Bledsoe County, Tenn., a daughter of the late Goliah and Clarice Swafford. She
Julian Bell Jr. 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
Enos Brown, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ralph Carpenter

Ringgold
Ralph W. Carpenter entered the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, when his faith became sight. Born Sept. 9, 1929, to the late Thomas and Elsie Carpenter, Ralph was a
Geraldine Abernathy Cole passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.
Shirley Combs, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and retired from TVA with over 20 years of service. Shirley was of the Baptist
Mary Ellen Dent, 80, of Hixson, was welcomed home by her heavenly father on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Mary was a member of the New Vision Worship Center.
Wanda Ford, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of the St. Johns United Methodist Church and in her spare time
Spencer James Gay Sr., 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. He retired from U.S. Pipe and Foundry following 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by
Marlin Ellis "Rudy" Gibson, 62, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a member and deacon at Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle where he had worked with the youth,
Barbara Adams Graves, of Hixson, departed her earthly life on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Barbara was born in Chattanooga and was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/Hixson area. She was a member of Dallas Bay
Jewell Graves, 94, of Duluth, Ga., and formerly of Soddy-Daisy, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a member of Soddy Church of Christ and Duluth Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by

Ernestine Haney

Fort payne
Ernestine Willoughby Haney, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his Collinsville Health Care. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Head Springs Cemetery. The family
Nathan Thomas "Big Cat" Harwood, age 11, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home. He was born June 17, 2002 in Chattanooga. He was a sixth-grade student at Berean Academy where

Willie Hurd

Pikeville
Willie "Bill" Hurd, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. Preceding Willie in death was her husband Charles Randel Hurd. Survivors include two daughters Brenda Sue Winningham,
Sharon Knox, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Wanza Lee, 71, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Molisa Nan Locklin, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ivola Newson, 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
James E. "Jim" Ottinger, 72, of Sale Creek, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at his residence. Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the funeral
Eugene "Gene" Parrott, 76, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Rusty Revis officiating. Interment in Rhea Memory Gardens with military

Joe Pless

Menlo
Joe Pless, 79, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a Rome, Ga., hospital. Born in Menlo on Oct. 5, 1934, He was a son of the late Earnest Lee and Kate Alexander Pless.
Mary Norris Purkey, 81, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.
Connie Ragan Reeves, 65, of Signal Mountain, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Conner and Katherine Ragan. After graduation from the University of Tennessee with a
Willie Mae Ruehling, 91, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Sheltering Arms Home in Palmer with her family at her bedside. She was a member of the Gruetli-Laager First Baptist Church. She was
Nellie Joyce Skiles, 73, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at home. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home chapel with Ron Johnson
Mary Emma Prince Snipes, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a devoted wife and mother, and an excellent seamstress and cook. She was also active in her church and
Ardys Caroline Baird Soules, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Soules, the second of the three daughters of Earl and Merle Baird,
Christopher David Sterchi passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the age of 61, surrounded by family. David was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Gordon Andrew and Celia Elisabeth Lundy
Helen Marie Tillotson, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Ava Marie Circle. Helen was born April 28,

Virginia True

Spring city
Virginia D. True, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. A longtime resident of Spring City, Va., was the daughter of the late Rev. James and Lucinda Phillips Davis.

Karen Walker

Athens
Karen Sue Compton Walker, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center. Memorial services 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens,

Jenny Watkins

Decherd
Jenny Lou Watkins, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Willows of Winchester. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will

James Wright

Mentone
James H. Wright, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Survivors: daughters, Lisa Hamilton, Lynn Flannigan, Susan Asbel, Kim Turner; sisters, Mattieann Williams, Syble Hopper; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Graveside service 2 p.m. today

In MemoryThomas Little

Thomas E. Little, Sr. Jan. 7, 1936 - July 7, 2011 Happy Birthday! I love you, Betty Little
March 31, 1923 - Jan 7, 2010 As the Season brings a Light of Hope, my eternal memories ignite gratitude for your earthly life. Each passing Winter gently reminds me that Jesus warmly has

In MemoryUlysses Robinson

Jan. 7, 1921 - Dec. 2, 2009 Deeply missed Wife, family
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