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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 02, 2014



Samuel Alder

Rossville
Samuel N. Alder, 85, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at home. He is survived by his wife, Barbara West Alder; sons, Stanley N. Alder and Samuel W. Alder; daughter- in-law, Gail Alder; one grandson,
Gretta Decie Baldwin, 49, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at a hospital in Nashville. Gretta was a graduate of Howard High School. She was employed as a CNA at Memorial Hospital for
Carson Max Bowman, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence. A lifelong resident of Ooltewah, he was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Bowman

Nancy Brown

Rossville
Nancy Lea Brown, 79, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. A Gathering of Friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. today, July 2,

Hal Butler Jr.

Kingston
Hal McPherson Butler Jr., 84, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, June 30, 2014. Mr. Butler was a 55-year member of First Baptist Church of Kingston. He was a
Wilburn Henry Cannon Jr., 55, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center. Services 2 p.m. today, July 2, in the chapel. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral Home
Doris Chafi ROSSVILLE Doris F. Chafi, 63, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. She was a former employee of Candlewick Yarn for 25 years and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending
Stanley Colby, 84, of Soddy -Daisy, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his residence. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He retired from the United States Navy and Combustion

Ed Gamble

Ringgold
Ronald "Ed" Gamble, 63, of Ringgold, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at a local hospital with his family by his side. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions

Mandie Gulley

Manchester
Mandie Lane Gulley, 46, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 3, in Moore-Cortner Chapel. Family will receive friends from 5-8
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
Susan Love Levi, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, after a hard-fought courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Susan was a graduate of Red Bank High School and
Tina Renae Matthews, 45, passed from this life on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Southern Tenn. Regional Health System in Winchester. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1,
Mary Lou Tankersley May, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and of the Baptist faith. Mary retired from the Hamilton County

Yvonne McPeake

Chickamauga
Yvonne Johnson McPeake, 77, of Chickamauga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com.

Olen McRae

Riceville
Olen Luther McRae, 63, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. today, July 2, in the Ziegler Funeral Home chapel. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cedric 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
Deborah Sharry Miree, 58, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements enirusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 MeCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

T.W. Moses

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Moses, 73, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, July 3, from theW.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. CDT
Crystal Perry Ostrum, 39, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her papaw, Carroll Coffman; grandparents, Roy and Alice Penny; and several aunts and cousins. Crystal
Peggy Jo Overton, 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her residence. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 4, at 11 a.m. CDT from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother
Paul Reneau Paul Reneau, 85, of Ooltewah, passed Monday, June 30, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

James Rhoden

Fyffe
James L. Roden, 85, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Services will be Wednesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. EST from Roper Funeral Home Chapel of Jasper, Ga. Graveside services will be 3 p.m.
Dorothy Robbs, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at a local hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
John Jacob "Hunky" Ross, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a native of Coalmont, Tenn., a son of the late Albert P. Ross and Nancy
James Charles "J. C." Shirley, 88, of Hixson, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. He was a retiree of Dupont with over 38 years of service. J. C. was a member
Peggy Anderson Smith, 72, of Chattanooga, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in an area health care facility. Mrs. Smith loved life, loved everyone and made everyone laugh. Her career was in the nursing profession.
George Stout Sr. George Dewey Stout Sr., 94, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy, worked for DuPont Company and was a lifelong member of the North Chattanooga
Annice Marie Wooden, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of the East Chattanooga Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was preceded

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