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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 31, 2014


Rev. Dr. Samson Oluremi Awotula Sr. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christiana Titilayo Awotula. Survivors include his wife of 34 years,

Jesse Baggett

Whitwell
Jesse Allen Baggett, 34, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Shelva Massengale and Dorothy Baggett; grandfather, Charlie Baggett. He is survived by his

Annie Benefield

Sylvania
Annie Mae Rowell Benefield passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Cloverdale Health Care. Funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. Family will accept

Margaret Brock

Chickamauga
Margaret Wooten Brock, 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of the Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church of Flintstone, Ga., and a member of the Open Door Sunday

Frank Burrell

Centre
Frank L. Burell, 87 years old, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. He is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Ada Burell; daughter, Toni Potts; and grandson, Josh Ottinger. He is survived by wife, Patricia
Erica Mequicia Bush, 42, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born on Aug. 17, 1971. Erica accepted Christ at an early age and was loved by all. Erica was
Delores Jean Hartman Von Canon, "Lois," was a long time resident of Lookout and Signal Mountains. Lois passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in the company of her family after a brief illness. She was
Betty Jane Goins Cantrell, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her home. Funeral will be at noon Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial in Clearwater Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at
Jennie Senay Carson, 90, of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard H. Carson; daughter, Louise Carson Farrar; son, James
Elmer L. Clayton, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was 90 years old. Elmer was born in Athens, Tenn., and served our country as a decorated

Johnny Coggins

Henagar
Johnny Coggins, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. CSTSaturday, Feb. 1, 2014 from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Grady Leslie Collins, 73, originally from Hattiesburg, Miss., died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Chattanooga. Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents, J.L. and Berta Collins. He is survived by his wife,
Dorothy LeVan Conner, 72, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her residence. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Dorothy was born to make everyone happy which she accomplished so well.
Brian C. Cooke, 28, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Antioch, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Kenneth Meece Cooper, 86, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Mr. Cooper was a Russell County, Ky., native and avid Kentucky Wildcat fan; a member of Kimball Baptist Church; Navy veteran; and a retired TVA
Robert Lee Davis, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. A native of Chapel Hill, Tenn., he attended Nathan Bedford Forrest School. He was a member of Standifer Gap Baptist Church and was
k Yekaterina Drevenchuk, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born on Dec. 9, 1939, and was a member of the Slavik Christian Church. Survivors include members of the Drevenchuk family

Martha Dunnuck

Ringgold
Martha Louise Womack Dunnuck, 69, of Graham, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was a native of Ringgold. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Marie Harrison Womack; son, Phillip
Louis Stanley Garner, 77, of East Ridge, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Mr. Garner was born and raised in Tracy City, Tenn. He was a US Marine, a member of

Marion Gere

Trenton
Marion Diane Gere, 58, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her father, F.M. Morgan. Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Lynn Morgan;
Alma Jean Gilliland, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was a former educator and taught home economics at Bradley Central High School from 1959-1964. Alma Jean was known as

Aline Hall

Valley head
Aline Avans Hall, 74, passed peacefully on Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014. Mrs. Hall was retired from Hudson Wire of Trenton, Ga. She attended Rising Fawn Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband
Jerry D. Hyter, 71, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born March 9, 1942 in Pell City, Ala. She retired from Seaboard Farms. She was preceded in

Thurman Jones

Bivins,
Texas Thurman D. Jones, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in a Atlanta, Texas hospital. Funeral held 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment with military honors will follow
Jack Liles, 81, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday morning, Jan. 24, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Apison, Tenn. Jack was born in Axon, Ga., on Jan. 29, 1932 a

Joyce Mack

Athens
Joyce D. Sammonds Mack, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Life Care Center of Athens. Funeral service 2 p.m today in the chapel. Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation 1-2 p.m. today at the
Marie Miller, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today Jan. 31, at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Bert Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton

Tammy Mitchell

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Tammy Faye Mitchell, 55, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by father-in-law and mother-in-law, Julian and Jewell
Martin Charles Morrison, 79, died at his home Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Palmer, on Feb. 9, 1934 to
Patricia Mynaugh Patricia Sutton Mynaugh, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Share your memories, stories and photos at wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation
Virginia Copeland Neal, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Virginia was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Chatham County, N.C. where she grew up with eight brothers and sisters on the family farm.

Jeri Norris

Rossville
Jeri L. McGriff Norris, 71, was welcomed into Heaven, Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Jeri was truly the worlds best wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be truly missed. She
Betty June Owens, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Survivors include daughters, Letha Owens Espinosa and Donnie Perry; several nieces and nephews; host of friends. Private services will be

Lisa Phillips

Jasper
Lisa Renea Phillips, 44, formerly of Trenton, Ga., died unexpectedly, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, from complications due to cancer. Ms. Phillips was preceded in death by her grandparents, Russell and Emma Hester; brother, Chesley Phillips;
Molly Kate Pryor, 33, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew C. Pryor; grandparents, Francis W. and Katherine Nobles Pryor and George M.
Ellen Loomis Burton Rice, 87, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. She received a degree in education from the University of Virginia, was active in local, state and national politics and was a

Edgar Shelby

Dayton
Edgar Ray Shelby, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Parkridge Hospital. Memorial service at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Fuenral Home with the Rev. John B. Bell officiating. Arrangements are by

Barbara Stone

Chickamauga
Barbara Sexton Stone, 77, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was born in Saint Albans, W.Va., to the late Rev. H.M. and Dessel Sexton but

Kenneth Tate

Huntland
Kenneth Wayne Tate, 77, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Golden Living Center. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. CST Saturday at Huntland Baptist Church. Services will follow at 2 p.m. CST.

Linda Faye Taylor

Rossville
Linda Faye Bates Taylor (1970 Lakeview HS Alumnus) died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at her home in Gainesboro, Tenn. She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Gavami, of Bethpage, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Robyn Praught;

George Thomas

Rossville
George Frank Thomas, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at his residence. He was a retired insurance salesman and is survived by his wife, Joyce Thomas; one son, David (Annie) Thomas, Fort Worth, Texas;

Theresa Wadkins

Fort payne
Theresa Gail Wadkins, 53, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Funeral is at 2 p.m. today at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Lankford Cemetery. Brother Larry Haynes and Brother Gerald Bowman will
Daisy Wadley, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Underwood as the eulogist.
Rafael White, 25, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Gladys York

Rossville
Gladys Irene York, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest

In MemoryPhillip Davis

Phillip (Bean) Davis Jan. 31, 1943-Nov. 3, 1992 Happy Birthday! Even though we are physically apart, youll always hold a special place in each one of our hearts. We love you sweet brother.

In MemoryEdward Glenn

Edward Lebron (B.G.) Glenn Jan. 31, 1984-Jan. 10, 2013 Happy 30th Birthday Today we celebrate you. Each day we think of you, from the sound of your voice to the sparkle in your

In MemoryTracye Porch

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Mrs. Maggie Robinson Aug. 15, 1913 - Jan. 31, 2011 Mother its been three years since you left. Mother I miss you so much. You are always in my thoughts. Never a day goes
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