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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 28, 2014



Anthony Aker

Calhoun
Anthony Delancey Aker, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Pastor H.D. Caldwell officiating. Interment in Mount Zion Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis

Amos Brown

Dunlap
Amos Roy Brown, 79, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents, Esta and Edgar Brown; brother, Arnold; sister, Louise. He is survived by his

Annie Byrd

Sherwood
Annie Byrd, 86 passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral services was 1 p.m. Monday at Sherwood Church of Christ. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Sherwood.

Barbara Chapman

Rossville
Barbara Louise Brown Chapman, 78, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and retired from Standard Coos Thatcher after 30 years of employment. She was preceded in death
Peggy Joyce Cope Christol, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. Mrs. Christol was born Dec. 29, 1932, daughter of the late
Patricia Ann Coots, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She attended and was a friend to Red Bank Presbyterian Church. Patricia was a homemaker and loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She

Lucy Davis

Pikeville
Lucy Ruby Davis, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Service 1 p.m. CST Thursday at West End Church of God. Burial in Watson Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Visitation 3-9
Edward Lewis Drake Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his residence. The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to

Jimmy Espy

Chickamauga
Jimmy "Jim" Bryant Espy, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Jim was very rich and deep in his Baptist faith. He attended the Mount Carmel Church and Cassandra Baptist Church. He

Rosa Frassrand

Winchester
Rosa Ann Frassrand, 73, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ala. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.
Catherine Jones Griswold, 91, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mae Bradford and Edgar D. Jones; husband, Raymond Griswold; son,
Airene Harvey, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Howell officiating. Interment will
Daniel W. Hawkins, 58, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Daniel had lived most of his life in the Chickamauga and Dalton area and he was a veteran of the United States Navy during the

Vera Head

Birmingham
Vera Rogers Head, 92, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services at noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens with Rainsville Funeral Home,

Edna Jennings

Fort payne
Edna Sue ODell Jennings, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 Survivors include husband, Charles Jennings; daughter, Patricia Ann Troupe; sons, James A. Smith II, John Burl Smith; grandchildren, Shelia Smith, Rachel Cooper, Olivia Smith; great-grandchildren,

Betty Johnson

Rossville
Betty Jane McCormack Johnson, 88, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Rossville Church of Christ where
ebron Brooks, 61, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Rev. William H. "Bill" Lassiter, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. A minister in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years when he retired in 1999,
Niles Corley Meacham, 81, "with a tear rolling down his cheek, as a final goodbye slipped quietly from the lives of family who loved him" on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. "Big Meach" as he
Marie Miller, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Dorothy "Dot" Hicks Morrison, 90, left her earthly shell behind and entered the eternal Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was born in Sand Mountain, Ala., and has been a resident of
Mary Sue Collier Nagle, 80, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Services will be in Forest, Miss. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace,

Jeri Norris

Rossville
Jeri Lou McGriff Norris, 71, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.
Janis Phillips, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by husband, Wiley Phillips; and daughter, Gwendolyn Phillips. Survivors include daughters, Sharon (Eddie) Landreth and Carol Young; son, Wiley
Linda Faye Reynolds, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Chauncey. Interment will follow in

Frieda Sisson

Athens
Frieda Woods Parson Sisson, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by her family. She died from complications of Alzheimers disease. She handled the battle like she lived her life, with dignity and
Vernon Payne Sluder, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Funeral services will be noon today, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Painter officiating. Interment will
Larry Gene Sprayberry, 71, of McDonald, Tenn., was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Larry was a loving son to the late Coy Benny and Annie Ruth Sprayberry of
Calif. Jeffrey Fred Krieg, 49, passed away at his home Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. He was born April 4, 1964 in Carbondale, Ill., to Fred Krieg and Deanna Callis Krieg Sutter. A memorial service
Harris Eugene "Gene" Toney, 61, passed on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. He was one of 11 children born to Rev. Harris Toney and Mrs. Marie C. Toney, on Sept. 30, 1952, in Madison, Ala.
Leon Williams, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Athens, Ala. He was an Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his father, Grady
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