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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 18, 2014


Barnetta "Barney" Rosenberg Allen, 92, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Barney was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, the daughter of the late Gussie and Michael Rosenberg, wife of Otis "Oastie" W. Allen for

Emma Bell

Chickamauga
Emma Mae Bell, 83, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. She was born in Walker county to the late Jim and Vernie Bowers Bell. She was a former employee of Parkridge

Charles Blevins

Rising fawn
Charles Wesley Blevins, 68, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rising Fawn and attended St. Gerards Catholic Church. Charles served his country in the U.S. Air Force and retired
Bobby Buchanan, 92, of Birchwood, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.

James Byrd

Sewanee
James Robert Byrd, 33, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Winchester. Funeral services held 3 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Eastern Star Cemetery, Sewanee, Tenn. Visitation from 1 to

Bill Crowder

Spring city
William "Bill" F. Crowder, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Vaughn Funeral Home.

Jimmy Davis

Ringgold
James "Jimmy" Franklin Davis, 60, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a former employee of SeaBoard Farms where he worked for 20 years and was
Michael Erwin, 51, of Ooltewah, passed away at his residence, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Survivors include his parents, William and Jolene Erwin; two daughters; one brother; and one sister. A memorial service will be

Ralph Fisher

Ringgold
William "Ralph" Fisher, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and attended Oakwood Baptist Church. Ralph was a veteran of
Frances Frye passed on Saturday, Jan 11, 2014, at her home in Soddy-Daisy. She was surrounded by her family, friends, prayers and love. A memorial service celebrating the life of Fran will be 4 p.m.
Ruby Blevins Goodwin, 78, East Ridge, went to be with her Lord in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. She was a member of the
Laine Green, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 11:30
Timothy Lebron Guinn, of Hixson, is now walking with Jesus after his passing on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. He was 55 years old. He was born in Chattanooga and Tim served our country
Windfield Hall, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in a local hospice care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Cherry Holder

Summerville
Cherry Holder, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Survivors include daughter, Kathy (Randy) Pendergrass; brother, Sam Slaughter; sisters, Mary Freeman, Juanita Ray, Shirley Fuller; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at
Marilyn Madden, 64, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Beverly Jean "Boots" McNamara, 85, of Red Bank, died at her home Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband,
Jeanette Mills, 63, our beloved wife, mother, grandma, sister, and friend Jeanette went to Heaven Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to Henry and Helen Sydnor and she
Joseph Mitchell, 83, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Elijah Moffitt, 88, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Hixson Presbyterian Church. Further arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation
James Lee Moore Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Adams Sr. as
Kay Frances Morgan, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete at his time and will be announced later by Tri-Cities Funeral Home Blountville Chapel. For more information or to post
Ph.D. Patricia Ann Niemczyk Ph.D. in Education, 77, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 5, 1936 to Leo and Virginia Paulus. Both preceded her in
Olivia Patterson Olivia Roberta Patterson, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Charles Roberts, 99, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Westfield, N.J., to the late Adolfh and Pauline Kropaczek. He was a

Johnny Rowe

Ringgold
Johnny T. Rowe, 79, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home. He was half Cherokee Indian and had been in the construction business. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and
Gordon George Simpson, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born July 7, 1934, left this world and entered into his eternal home to be with

Bobby Smith

Ringgold
Bobby Leon Smith, 87, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Caster, La., to the late Louis L. and Mable Chester Smith. He has lived in the
James Strickland Jr., 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Survivors, children, Shayne Strickland, Shannan Rossow; and grandchildren, Quintan Rossow and Dawson Rossow. Funeral is 5 p.m. today, Jan. 18, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home.
Mary Stutz, 98, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Mary was retired from 40 years of service at Memorial

Clyde Suttles

Dayton
Clyde Ray "Dump" Suttles, 71, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Life Care Center of Rhea County. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Burial in Buttram Cemtery. Visitation 2 to
Willie Raynard West, 46, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Conyers, Ga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Nov. 7, 1971 - Jan. 18, 2011 Its been three years since you went away. We still love and think of you everyday. Tiffany, Alexis and Madison

In MemoryOzzie Ford

Jan. 18, 1925 - Jan. 21, 2006 Loved and deeply missed Priscilla (Pat) Ford and Karitsa Mosley.
January 18, 1925- May 12, 2002 Happy Birthday Mom To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Until we meet again Love always, Brenda Andre and Kesha
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