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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 12, 2014

Martha Allison of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Nina and Louis Schmidt. She was born on Jan. 11, 1923, in Evansville, Ind. where she grew

Donald Barr

Donald Barr, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Surviving: brother, Gwynne Barr; nieces, Tammy Barr, Lisa Barr, Mary Ellen Ashworth, Wanda Barr; nephew, Tony Reynolds. According to his familys wishes, Mr. Barr has

George Barrett

George Erick Barrett, 88, went home to be with The Lord Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He was born in Subligna, Ga., on Jan. 18, 1924 to the late James R. and Effie McGraw Barrett. He

Johnny Bishop

Estill springs
Johnny Bishop, 54, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Visitation: 2-4 p.m. today, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Cowan First Baptist Church. Interment: Franklin

Billy Burrage

Billy Paul Burrage, 61, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Surviving: wife, Nina Burrage; children, William Burrage, Lorine Linam; brothers, Hoyt Lee Burrage, Buddy Reynolds; sister, Faye Haney; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Funeral:

Billy Careathers

LaFAYETTE Billy Careathers, 62, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Service: Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. at Cove Road Church of God. Visitation: Monday 7-8 p.m. Interment: Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 11:30
Charlotte Elizabeth Dondero, a respected woman and resident of Chattanooga, for the last 10 years went home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband of 73 years on Thursday, Jan 2, 2014. During
Sabra Elaine Ellis, 35, a resident of Hixson, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. She attended Clear Creek Church of Christ. She received a BS degree from UTC in 2013
Ralph Fisher RINGGOLD William "Ralph" Fisher, 79, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
Raymond Martin Garner Sr., of Chattanooga, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. He was born in Sherwood, Tenn., to the late Albert and Bertha Garner and served his country in United States Army during

Robert Goins

Tunnel hill
Robert "Bobby" Fay Goins, 68, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his residence. A native of Athens, Tenn., he has lived in the North Georgia area for the past 59 years, was

Doris Gresham

Doris Pearl Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 Service will be today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with Elder Emory Wright officiating. Interment, Gordon Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home,
Edward Lee Griffitts, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away with his family at his side on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. Affectionately known to many as "Cornbread", he grew up in the Chattanooga

Phyllis Hall

Phyllis Irene Blanton Hall, 76, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
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
William James Holland, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

John Jordan

John L. Jordan, 81, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in Chattanooga surrounded by his family. The son of the late John and Mable Northcutt Jordan, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean War

J. D. Kittle

Springville j. d.
Kittle passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in St. Vincent East Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.
James "Mac" McNabb, 88, of Tiftonia, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Tiftonia and he retired in 1990 from U.S. Pipe and Foundry with over
Paul McRoy, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital, surrounded by his family. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524
Vicky Greanias Mena, 59, of Signal Mountain, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home in the arms of the man who has adored her since childhood. Vicky is a native of Decatur, Ill., where
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.

Herbert Miller

Herbert Wayne Miller, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. He was born in Dekalb County, Ala., to the late, Earley and Julia Ann Sears Miller,
Ressie E. Neighbors, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Bishop Jackie Penney officiating. Burial
Ph.D. Patricia Ann Niemczyk Ph.D. in Education, 77, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, NY on Feb. 5, 1936 to Leo and Virginia Paulus. Both preceded her in

Ellen Ortwein

Ellen Ortwein, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at her residence. She has lived most of her life in the North Georgia area and was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church. She

Virginia Patterson

Virginia Evelyn Grubb Patterson, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born in Bristol, Tenn., to the late Samuel and Mamie Moore Grubb and had

Claude Petty

Claude L. Petty, 65, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 12, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Casey Westra officiating.

Betty Pierce

Betty June Pierce, 86, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by parents, James Samuel
Dr. Phyllis Jean "Jan" Printz died at home on Nov. 29, 2013, after an illness. She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing. She was born on April 27, 1927, in Billings,

Donna Raines

Donna "Baby Donna" Joyce Raines, 51, graduated to Glory on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She attended the North Georgia Worship center in Wildwood, Ga., and was of the Christian faith. She was a graduate
Thomas D. "Tom" Reagan, 72, of Ooltewah, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of the late

William Reese

William Frank Reese, 65, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in an area hospital. Mr. Reese retired from the United States Air Force and United States Navy after 22 years of service. Following his retirement
Commander Shelley E. Rule, USN (Ret.), 98, died on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Clare Bridge of Cary in Cary, N.C. Shelley was born May 25, 1915 to Elmer D. and Fay Shelley Rule
Charles Edward "Eddie" Samples, 73, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. After graduating from Chattanooga City High School and serving honorably as an MP in the U.S. Army
Virginia Lee Settles, 85, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. Born in Nashville, she moved with her family to Chattanooga as a child and attended City High and

David Shelton

David Shelton, 78, passed away, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. He was a switchman for Bell South/ATT and a member of the 562 Blue Lodge at Whitwell and Scottish Rite Valley of Chattanooga. He was preceded

Lawrence Shrum

Lawrence Kenneth Shrum, 73, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He was born to the late Lawrence and Nora Shrum in Grundy County, Tenn., on Aug. 18, 1940. He was of the Christian faith, an
Eleanor Overend Smartt, 96, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., died Monday Dec. 23, 2013. She was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. George Duffield Overend (Jessie Brown Thomas), June 11, 1917, in Stevenson, Ala. Eleanor
Jean Parker Swafford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at home in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the age of 91. She was born June 8, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lived for
Charlotte Taylor, 82, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. She was born and raised in Reliance, Tenn., the daughter of the late James Arless and Anna Elaine
Chief Master Sergeant Windell Lee "Dub" Thomas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 82 years of age. Mr. Thomas was a 1951 graduate of Ooltewah High School and a member of
David Twombly, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. A native of Tacoma Park, MD, he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 43 years. He

Shirley Weaver

Shirley Christine Skyles Weaver, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Christian faith. Shirley spent many years traveling, spending

Nancy Woodard

Nancy Woodard, 82, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Services will be Monday, Jan. 13, at 7p.m. with Bishop Kenneth Bolton and Pastor Terry Bolton officiating. The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home
Nellie Faye Wooten, 86, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Survivors, daughters, Betty Corbin, Vicki Thomas; sister, Juanita "Cat" Lee; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; special children Alexis and Gabe Howell. Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13,

In MemoryHubert Kidd

"Daddy Kidd" May 17, 1924 - Jan. 12, 2009 Sadly missed. Family and Friends.


Omah Paris Morgan Jan. 12, 1927 - July 5, 2013 "Her children arise up, and call her blessed." Proverbs 31:28 We acknowledge your birthday today- the day God called you forth as He had you


Sept. 15, 1981-Jan. 12, 2005 Gone are the days we used to share But in our hearts you are always there. Never more than a thought away. Love and remembered every day. Greatly
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