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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 10, 2014

Cynthia Adkins

Cynthia Lynn Stephens Adkins, 56, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and
Ruth Marie Koch Bailey (Mrs. John), 98, formerly of Wapakoneta, Ohio, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at home. Ruth lived most of her life in Ohio, but had moved to Hixson, in 2005

Brenda Ballard

LaFAYETTE Brenda Sue Collins Ballard, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Doyle Ballard; parents, Daniel M. Collins and Annie Laura Collins; brothers, Lester Collins,

Thomas Baxter

Thomas Wayne Baxter, 73, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, after a short illness. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial in Franklin Memorial Gardens. The
Robert D. Britt Jr., of Daytona Beach, Fla., went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Jan. 8, 2014. He was born Jan. 11, 1929 He was a graduate of Florida State
Enos Brown, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, January 5, 2014, in a local hospital after a brief illness surrounded by family. He was born to the late Joe Brown and Mary Knight Brown
Charles Edward Brown IV, 27, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. He attended Brainerd High School and was employed with Koch Foods. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nedra Yvette Hart;
Sharon Rene Burney-Knox, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local hospital. She formerly was a UTC librarian. She was preceded in death by her father, Joshua W. Burney Sr.; grandmother,
Geraldine "Geri" Abernathy Cole passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in a local health care facility. The family will have a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at
Rev. James Haywood Cosby, 86, of Chattanooga, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 became "absent from his body, and instantly present with the Lord." Rev. Cosby pastored several churches throughout the Southeast for 50 years
Bill Flautt Jr. William "Bill" Frierson Flautt Jr., 72, of Red Bank, died here Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, of complications following surgery. He was a retired insurance executive in the Mississippi Delta before moving to

Virgil Gordon

Virgil Lee Gordon, 86, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of Liberty Baptist Church, a member of the Bible Believers Sunday School Class and was retired from
Cleo Agnes Hall Henry, 69, of Red Bank, passed away at her home on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, and took her journey home to Gods glorious kingdom on the wings of angles where she smiles

Jerry Henry

Jerry Michael Henry passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. he was born May 28, 1956. He had worked in hotel management. His life partner, Scott Slaughter preceded him in death, along with his parents, Charlie
James Hixon GREENSBORO, N.C. James Ralph Hixon, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Ralph Hixon was born in Valley Head, Ala. He was retired from Sears and Roebuck as the Southeast Regional
Janie M. Jenkins, 50, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith Jenkins; and father, James O. Davis Jr.

Martha Long

Martha Campbell Long passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. She and her husband were the owners of Longs Grocery in Kimball. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Layne Campbell; daughter,
Olavene Minton McGinnis joined the angels in Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. She was 88. Services will be held 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel on Ashland Terrace with Dr.
Beverly Jean Anderson McKamey, 74, passed away Dec. 31, 2013 in Marietta, Ga. She was surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren during the last days of her life. She was preceded in death by
Elizabeth Lynn Power Meyer died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, after a six year battle with breast cancer. Her most famous day was New Years, 1948, when she was the first baby born in Birmingham, Ala.
Dora L. Montgomery, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother. Survivors include her husband, Don E. Montgomery; daughters, Theresa Gail Finwick, of Dalton
Henry Russell Nauman Jr., 57, a resident of Birchwood, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was employed with Windstream Communications for

Zoe Nelson

LaFAYETTE Zoe Lee Gunnels Nelson, 56, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. She was born in Fort Carson, Colo., on June 10, 1957. She was employed with Leaders, was of the Baptist faith and
Mother Ivola Newson, 83, was born to Early and Laura Pollard in Cedartown, Ga. She was the last survivor of nine siblings. She departed this life on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. She was
Earl Lawrence Nickerson 67, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in a local hospital. Family has honored Earls request to have no formal services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith

Franklin Reed

South pittsburg
Franklin Reed, 77, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He had worked as a truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Reed. He is
Toni E. Russell, 53, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
Eva Jane Smith, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Vernon Sanford Stacy, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Vernon was beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked for DuPont until his retirement. Vernon was a member of The Gathering (Memorial Baptist
Violet Mae Steele, 92, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. She was a longtime active member of Silverdale Baptist Church and loved her Sunday School Class, the Joy
Mark Anthony Taylor Sr., 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jeffrey Wilson as the
Gifford Lunn Walker, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Harrison United Methodist Church, 5621 Highway 58, Harrison, TN
Armoni Demars Ware, 14-months, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at T.C. Thompsons Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memories, mother, Allenshia Ware; father, Kerry Lominick; brothers, Allen and Jeffery; sister, Deanna; his

Ray Whited

South pittsburg
Ray Earl Whited, age 68, formerly of Bryant, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Mary

John Whitley

John Willard Whitley, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include daughter, Sandra Phillips; grandchildren, Christy Phillips, Tony Phillips and Misty Bachman; great-grandchildren, Sky, Star, Samantha, Hunter and Nevah; sister, Faye
Patricia Ann "Patsy" Williamson, 76, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014. She was born and raised in Chattanooga and attended local schools and The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Patricia earned a B.S. in Home

Ronald Wimpy

Ronald Charles Wimpy, 68, a resident of Cleveland, passed away at home Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, with his daughter and son by his side. Ronnie loved life and fought so hard to live when all

John Wooten

John Ross Wooten, 74, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chickamauga, Ga., area, he was a former employee of North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation where he worked for 18 years,
Joseph Adam "Joey" Young, 35, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today, Jan. 10, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Vernon Sneed and

In MemoryEdward Glenn

Edward Lebron (B.G.) Glenn Jan. 31, 1984-Jan. 10, 2013 It has been a year since the Lord called you home. The day you left us was a day no one expected. We couldnt understand why


Dec. 18, 1955-Jan. 10, 2011 Tony you left our lives three years ago today January 10, 2011. You are truly missed by your family and friends. You are in our hearts forever.

In MemoryRuth Render

Ruth P. Render Jan. 10, 1921 - Sept. 28, 2005 Happy Birthday Momma John 11:25, Jesus said unto her, "I am the Resurrection, and the Life. He that believeth in
Jan. 10, 1988-Nov. 19, 2010 HAPPY BIRTHDAY From Jamari and Jasmine, TheRichardson and Daniels Family
Precious Memories of Evangelist Betty Ryan Ringer Memories are precious possessions That time can never destroy For it is in happy remembrance That the heart find its greatest joy Your Family

In MemoryMary Stickland

Mary A. Strickland Oct. 19, 1943 - Jan. 10, 2013 We thank God for the great times we shared with our mamma. You were our Rock of Gibraltar. You are forever
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