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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 03, 2014



Paulette Bolen

Cleveland
Paulette Bolen, 67, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2014. She is survived by her beloved husband, Larry "Fat Cat" Bolen. Services will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, July 7,

Diane Brackett

Chickamauga
Diane Chancey Brackett, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was born December 17, 1941, in Etowah, Tenn. Mrs. Brackett attended Red Bank Presbyterian Church, retired from the family business, Brackett's Floor

Alvin Branch

Estill springs
Alvin "Alvie" Leroy Branch, 80, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m CDTtoday and 1-4 p.m Friday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral

Harold Broyles

Mentone
Harold Edwin Broyles, 83, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Survivors, special friend, Joyce Brown; and nephew, Steve Barkley. Funeral is 2 p.m. EDT today, July 3, Mason Funeral Home. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. EDT Thursday.
Lucille S. Card, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was a member of Flat Top Independent Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband,
Bill W. Castleberry, 81, of East Ridge, peacefully went to meet our Momma and Nanny on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born and raised in Rising Fawn, Ga., he was a retired truck driver from Dixie
Bill W. Castleberry, 81, of East Ridge, peacefully went to meet our Momma and Nanny on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born and raised in Rising Fawn, Ga., he was a retired truck driver from Dixie
Ltc. (Ret.) Wilburn Ardell Clifton, 92, of Chattanooga, formerly of Dickson, Tenn., died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home. He was the son of the late Wesley and Willie Clifton of Dickson.
Charles "Tom" Colbaugh, 56, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was employed with Sphere One. Tom was an avid Tennessee Vols football and Dale Jr. fan. He
Opal Montine Craig, 88, of East Ridge, died Monday, June 30, 2014. She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Whitfield County, Ga., a daughter of the late Clyde Hayes and Sudie Capehart Hayes. Mrs.
Barbara Ann Englerth, 82, Chattanooga, died Monday, July 2, 2014, in a local health care center. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Englerth was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Her passion
Linell Finley, formally of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in a Nashville healthcare center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Ed Gamble

Ringgold
Ronald "Ed" Gamble, 63, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in a local hospital with his family by his side. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Mary Ellen Locher
Marvin Perry Gray, 85, formerly of Harrison, went to meet his Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Holland Gray; parents, Glen G. Sr., and Glenna
Clayton Andrew Lee Griffith, 25, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Andrew Rollins. Clay is survived by his mother, Lisa

Mandie Gulley

Manchester
Mandie Lane Gulley, 46, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. CDT today, July 3, in the Smith Family Cemetery, Huntland, Tenn. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner
Jerry A. Hayes, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a lifelong
Landon Wallace Christopher Hindman, infant son of David Hindman Jr. and Misty Krem, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. He is also survived by his brother, Gage Krem; sisters, Iva Dotson, Anna Hindman, Feliciti
Viola Jackson, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Ronald Johnson

Cleveland
Ronald Dale "R.D." Johnson, 67, a lifelong resident, went to be the Lord on Friday, June 27, 2014. A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in the chapel of Companion Funeral
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
Mary Lou Tankersley May, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today July 3, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Herbert Chauncey officiating.

Rosie McNeese

Lafayette
Rosie Elizabeth McNeese, 79, died Monday, June 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Robert Lee Miller Jr., 51, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Marie Williams Miller Sr. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Branham Miller;
Evelina Teresa Millican, 53, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Billy D. Millican; mother, Carolyn Green; son, Rodney Millican; daughter, Tiffany Jones; grandchildren, Arial Jones and Ashlynn Jones.

Robert Morrison

Gruetili-laager
Robert Lee Morrison Sr., 79, passed away at his home Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp and retired from Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga. He
Crystal Perry Ostrum, 39, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, graveside, in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, with Bishop Jackie Penney officiating. Visitation is 10
Leslee Phillips, 34, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Johnnie Ratcliff

Cleveland
Johnnie Merritt Crisp Ratcliff, 90, a lifelong resident, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was born on May 9, 1924, to the late Robert E. Crisp and Beulah A. Crisp. She was
Paul Reneau, 85, of Ooltewah, died Monday, June 30, 2014. Born Nov. 10, 1928, to Jessie Roy and Parthenia Hill Reneau, he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in

Ella Shaw

Chickamauga
Ella Clyde Shaw, 93, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. She was born in Long Island, Ala., on Sept. 1, 1920, to the late Ella and Brewer Daniel. She was of the Methodist faith

Edith Tipps

Estill springs
Edith Marcella Tipps, 93, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Services will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, July 4, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Bob Jernigan officiating.

Billie Vandiver

Ringgold
Billie Merle Wimberly Vandiver, 74, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Billie was raised in Florence, Ala., and moved to the Ringgold area in 1977. She

Brady Wooten

Trenton
Brady Eugene Wooten, 73, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Funeral services are 3 p.m. CDT Thursday at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Flood officiating. Burial will follow in Maxwell cemetery.

In Memory IN MEMORY

Kimberly N. Boykin July 3, 1969 In memory from Mom, Antwone and Henderson family.

In MemoryFLENOY G. ROGERS

July 3, 2013 We Love You, Bebop

In MemoryDebbie Scoggins

Debbie Coleman Turner Scoggins July 3, 1959-July 15, 2013 Happy Birthday! We Miss You. A silent thought, a secret tear, keeps your memory ever dear. God took you home, it was
May 12, 1948 - July 3, 2011 Its been three years ago today since Jesus came and called you away. I love you and miss you more each passing day. Love your wife

In MemoryAntonio Taylor

Antonio "Trell" Taylor June 14, 1982 - July 3, 2010 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal, Trell you brought so much joy to all
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