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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 09, 2014

Alta Fay Aslinger, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 7, 2014, after a lingering illness surrounded and embraced by her loving family. She was of the Baptist faith. Fay was born
James Leonard Barker, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev.
Agnes Rosetta Brannan passed from this life June 24, 2014. She was loved and will be missed. "Love bears all things,believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails". 1 Corinthians
Clarence Brooks, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in the Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Patricia J. Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence. Service will be noon Saturday in the chapel with Rev. Gerald Spence Sr. eulogist. Burial in Forest Hills. Visitation will be
Dorothy L. Clift, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, July 7, 2014. Dorothy was preceded in death by two husbands, Billy E. Clift and Herchel Clift; father and
James "Jim" Alfred Coffey Sr., 82, of Hixson, passed away early Sunday morning, July 6, 2014, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace
Melvin Crayton, 18, of Chattanooga, passed Sunday, July 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services. Franklin-Strickland Piukard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404, 423-265-4414.
Minnie "Peggy" Elizabeth Campbell Delashmitt left family on earth softly at sunset on Sunday, July 6, 2014, to be with Jesus and her family in heaven. Peggy dedicated her life to the three things she

William Ellison

William D. Ellison, 65, went home to be with his Lord and family on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was an active member of White Oak Baptist Church in Trenton and served on the Deacon
Shane Frizzell, 41, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Patricia Ann Gaddis, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home. Patricia was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband,

Tyler Gilbert

Tyler Gilbert, 23, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount Herman Cemetery

Doug Godsey

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Jimmy Doug "Poo Poo" Godsey Jr., 43, died Monday, July 7, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. There will be no
David Anthony Gonzalez, 43, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Dayton. Funeral services with military honors, at 5 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral
Maxie Griffith PALMER Maxie Leann Griffith, 25, passed away at her home Tuesday July 8, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, on Sept. 12, 1988. She was a 2007 graduate of Grundy County
Gary Ray Hancock, 69, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, in a local hospice care facility. He was born Oct. 7, 1944 in Marietta, Ga., to the late O.E. and Lucille Hancock. His
Johnnie Hatten Johnnie Hatten, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Fredrick Lee Hicks Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, in a local healthcare center. He was formerly employed by U.S. Pipe & Foundry. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C.
Donald "Snowball" F. Hoff Jr., 61, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, after a courageous five and half year battle with Kidney Cancer. He was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, Don
Alma Rose Lusk Johnson, 95, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Johnson; daughter, Barbara Mulkey; grandchildren, Allen Wayne Rightmire and Guye Mulkey; two
Rita Beasley Lamerand, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014. She was born to the late Fred and Wilma Beasley, on March 26, 1943. Rita was a devoted wife and mother.
Georgia Martin, 90, of Hixson, went home to Heaven Monday, July 7, 2014. She was born in Flat Rock, Ala. and graduated from Flat Rock High School. Georgia worked at Dixie Yarn, American Lava,
James Frank Massengale, 73, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July, 7, 2014, at Memorial of Hixson. Frank was an avid bowler. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a big Tennessee Volunteer Football fan.
Cynthia Darlene Purdie Chastain Matthews, 55, died Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel. Burial will follow in Love Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the

Lamar Moreland

Clayton "Bart" Lamar Moreland Sr., 86, passed away Monday July 7, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War. During

Stevan Newman

Stevan Cody Newman, 27, died Monday, July 7, 2014. Graveside services at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at

Betty Parris

Betty Parris, 85, formerly of Geraldine, Ala., died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Crowne Health Care. Funeral services at 3 p.m. CDT Friday, July 11, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Geraldine Cemetery with
Cindy Parrish MARYVILLE Cindy N. Parrish, 73, of Covington, Ga., passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014. She was born to the late Floyd and Letha Nation, on July 18, 1940. Cindy was a
Patsy Pope Putnam, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday evening, July 7, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Fred A. and Mary Lou
Betty Carolyn Smith Ramsey, 80, a recent resident of Ooltewah and longtime resident of Albany, Ga., died Saturday, July 5, 2014. Born on April 1, 1934 in Thomasville, Ga., she was the executive secretary to
Georgia Irene Smith, 95, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 7, 2014. She was a retired employee of Memorial Hospital dietary department, she was preceded in death by her parents, George William and Mary Elizabeth Hayden;
Jacquelyn M. Steele, 65, of Chattanooga, passed peacefully at her residence on Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014. She was a former operational supervisor at Tyner Sub Station with Durham School Services in Hamilton County. Arrangements
Thomas Edward Vines died on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and avid Atlanta Braves fan. Survivors include six children; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; best friend and love
Elma B. Winkler, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Apison, Tenn., to the late Robert and Mable Davis Bell. She attended Ooltewah

In MemoryFreddie Green

Jan. 18, 1936-July 9, 2013 Prettiest girl weve ever seen and you are and will always be our Queen. We love and miss you so much. Gone but too many memories to be


August 30, 1977 - July 9, 2013 Today we remember a wonderful man that remains in our hearts and minds as one who can never be forgotten. You are still loved and missed
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