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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 13, 2014


Margaret Baker, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Survivors, daughters, Barbara Eller and Jimmy Sue Kirby; sister, Frances Dempsey; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, Mason Funeral
Kathleen Davenport, 86, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Survivors: husband, Vester Huland Davenport; children, James York, Mary York Hudson, Susan Edwards; sister, Katheryn Tallent Barton; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Service: 1 p.m. today, Greenhills Memory
Jack E. Davenport, 69, of Harrison, Tenn., passed away, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his home. He was the son of the late William and Mary Frances Davenport . Jack graduated from Central High School
Margaret Ruth Lyle Durham, 92, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Ridgewood Manor. Born in Rossville, Ga., in 1921, to the late Oscar and Gertrude Lyle. She was graduated
William L. "Bill" Eubank, III, 73, died at his Hixson home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. A native of Charlotte, NC, Mr. Eubank was the son of the late William L. and Madeline B. Eubank.
Jerry Edward Gilliland, Sr. , 69, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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
Robert Dawson Goza, 87, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was a member of Hickory Valley Community Church. He was preceded in death by his

Mary Helton

Lyerly
Mary Helton, 64, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Survivors, son, Scott Helton; brothers, Andrew Lea, Alvie Lea; sisters, Margaret Ward, Glenda Eden, Winona Jackson, Carole Ramey; 3 grandchildren. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, Mason
Nick Henry WHITWELL Nicky Herman Henry, 62, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Nick was a 1970 graduate from Red Bank High School, an 1978 honors
William James "Bill" Holland, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Billie Holland; three step-children, Natasha Leming and son-in-law Michael Leming, Lyn
Wayne Leonard Tennyson, 71, entered into rest, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Tennyson was a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., a former resident of Jacksonville, Fla., and a son of

John Jordan

South pittsburg
John L. Jordan, 81, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 in Chattanooga surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at Noon today with Reverend
Johnny Lee Kirk, Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents, Robert Bruce Kirk and Margretta Kid; brothers, Robert Lee Kirk and Wade Peter Kirk.
Johnny Floyd McGehee passed away from this life, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Soddy-Daisy Health Center, Avalon Hospice and Guardian Home Health for their
Paul David McRoy, 56, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was employed by Tepper Clinic and Metropolitan Hospital.
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
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

Rossville
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
James "Harry" Radford, 82, Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and veteran of the US Navy having served in the Korean War. Survivors are
Thomas D. (Tom) Reagan, 72, of Ooltewah, Tenn., 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

Whitwell
William Frank Reese, 65, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in an area hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Lamar Moore officiating.
Charles Edward "Eddie" Samples, 73, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Services will be held at Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel, today. Visitation will be from 1-2
John Scott ROSSVILLE John Scott, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and member of Edgewood Baptist Church. John was a veteran
Robert Simpson Robert Earl Simpson, 84, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at his residence. He was a Deacon and member of New Liberty Baptist Church, a member of the Quipman

Francis Singleton

Gruetli-laager
Francis Albert "Frankie" Singleton, 53, passed away at his home Saturday Jan. 11, 2014. He was a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard and US Army. He was born in Altamont on Dec.
Eva Jane Smith, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in a local hospital. She was employed by Memorial Hospital and retired after 30 plus years of service. She was

Joy Tallent

Winchester
Joy McCallie Tallent, 58, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. On Jan. 7, 1956 in Franklin County, Tenn., Joy McCallie was born to Mrs. Alberta Clark McCallie and the late Jackie McCallie.

J.W. West

Whitwell j.w.
West, 78, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Belle Shadrick West; son, Chet West; parents, George and Mattie West. Mr. West was retired from

In MemoryMildred Johnson

Mildred Elaine Johnson Jan. 13, 1944 - April 7, 2013 Happy Birthday From children and family
Jan. 13, 1944 Dec. 1, 2013 "Happy 70th Birthday!" Thanks for teaching and being a living example for us to overcome whatever obstacles that may come our way. We

In MemoryHeath Roach

Heath Barnett Roach April, 11 1975~Jan. 13, 2007 Missing You Always You never said I'm leaving You never said goodbye, You were gone before we knew it And only God
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