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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 01, 2014


Kathryn Z. Black entered the Larger Life on Monday, June 30, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Born on December 5, 1946 in Memphis, Tenn., she moved to Chattanooga in the early 1950's,

Nancy Brown

Rossville
Nancy Lea Brown, 79, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at a local hospital. She was a native of Delaware and had lived the past 59 years in the Chattanooga and North Georgia
Wenchella Yvette Cal, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Sam J. Elkins, 94, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Sam was born and raised in Centerville, Tenn., where he attended business school. He worked with TVA and retired in the

Ed Gamble

Ringgold
Ronald "Ed" Gamble, 63,passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at a local hospital with his family by his side. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was
Robert "Don" Garrett, 86, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday June 28, 2014. He served the Chattanooga Police Department for 33 1/2 years, retiring as Sergeant, and then worked
Barbara Blanton Godwin, 72, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, after a series of illnesses. She is a born-again child of God and was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church. She is survived by her

Jimmy Goins

Ten mile
Jimmy Dewayne Goins, 65, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Funeral service at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday,

Earl Gray

Trion
Earl Gray, 77, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. Survived by one brother, Billy Gray; two cousins, Danny and Randall

Richard Hall

Winchester
Richard Maurice Hull, 81, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 2, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3-5
Richard Hull WINCHESTER Richard Maurice Hull, 81, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 2, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will

Louise Helton

Summerville
Louise Helton, 73, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Survivors include husband, Thomas Robert Helton; children, Steven Helton, Amy McCleskey; brother, Gary Hinton; sisters, Margaret Dillard, Lucy Edling. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at
Helen Honeycutt Helen Schuur Honeycutt, 87, of East Brainerd, died on Monday, June 30, 2014. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was a member of Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Volunteer Sunday School
"Bert"Lambert LAWRENCEVILLE Bertha ("Bert") York Lambert, 96, the sixth of 15 children born to Arch and Ruth York, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, Ga. She was

Doyle Lawson

Cleveland
Doyle L. "Gabby" Lawson, 76, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Survivors: son, Jeff Lawson and his German shepherd, Sadie; sisters, Jean Ownbey and Sue Presley. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Michigan Avenue

Betty Jo Little

Pikeville
Betty Jo Little, 86, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver. Her favorite pastime was spent enjoying the company of her family. She also enjoyed collecting antiques. Betty
Julia McClary, of Chattanooga, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Julie was born in 1950 and spent all her life in Chattanooga. She graduated from UTC with a degree in mathematics.
Jimmy McCrary, 59, passed Sunday, June 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin -Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 MeCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.
Cedrick Kentrell "Blinky" Mikes, 32, departed this life on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. "Blinky" was employed at KFC on Highway 58. He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent "Redman" Mikes

Bill Morton

Lookout mountain
William Howard "Bill" Morton, 49, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was owner of Howard Morton Construction, Inc., Chattanooga, and was member of Slygo Valley Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by

Billy Moses

Lafayette
Billy Moses, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was retired from Shaw Industries and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by stepsons, Perry
Jeanette Ann Carrio Nerche, 61, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at Dekalb Medical Center in Fort Payne. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. The funeral service
Dennis "Kanky" Odom, 61, of Chattanooga, departed this life Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ulysses and Marion Odom. He leaves

Patsy Perry

Whitwell
Patsy Ann Perry, 69, of the Griffith's Creek Community, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Bridge Nursing Home in South Pittsburg. She enjoyed being part of the Exceptional Enterprises family in
Earlene Graves Roberts, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born July 4, 1922, to Almena Cheever Graves and Earl Elsworth Graves
Marianne Robinson RINGGOLD Marianne Robinson, 66, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Ringgold and was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church where she taught Sunday
Maxie Blevins Smith, 92, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Mrs. Smith was a member of Five Points Baptist Church. Funeral services are at 11 a.m.CDT today, July 1, at Corner Stone Funeral

Claude Smith Jr.

Powder springs
Claude Smith Jr., 85, died Sunday, June 28, 2014, at a local health care facility. He was a U.S. Navy and Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War, and was a member

Eugene Thompson

Cleveland
Eugene Monroe Thompson, 86, passed on to glory on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born on April 5, 1928 in Bradley County, Tenn.
Thomas Edward Vines, 60, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his residence. Arrange are by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Helen Marie Watts, 68, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side. She was a loving wife, mother and
Billie Westbrooke FORT OGLETHORPE Willie "Billie" H. Westbrooke, 90, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1

Erie Williams

Fort oglethorpe
Erie Nealie Williams, 95, formerly of DeKalb County, Ala., passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at NHC-Fort Oglethorpe. She is survived by her daughter, Nell Bowen of Rossville; son, Jimmy and Ben Williams of

In MemoryWENDELL HICKS

Remembering you, missing you and loving you nine years. Sharon Hicks Moore

In MemoryWENDELL HICKS

In loving memory of MR. WENDELL HICKS Sept. 22, 1956-July 1, 2005 Daddy, it has been 9 years since you departed this earth and it seems like it was just yesterday you were here with
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