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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 11, 2014

Kenneth Bailey

Kenneth "Bron" Bailey, 56, passed Friday, July 4, 2014. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m Saturday, July 12, at Greater Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 1340 Black Oak Dr., Atlanta. Elder Shirley Nelson, officiating.
Patricia Janet Bomar Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday July 6, 2014 at her residence. She was formerly employed by the Stratford House as an LPN. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev.
Stella Louise Kilgore Burgess, 65, died at a Chattanooga hospital Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Burgess; daughter, Melinda Underhill; and brothers, Johnny Carey and Lester Kilgore.
Evelyn Virginia Brown Cissna, 94, passed away peacefully on her 71st wedding anniversary, July 9, 2014, in her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1919, here in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her
Greg Fink, 42, of East Ridge, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 11, 2014
s MaLakia LaShundra Foster-Sivels, 35, was born on March 2, 1979 in Chattanooga, to LaVonza Foster-Barnes and Michael Sivels. On Monday, July 7, 2014 the Lord called her home to eternal rest. She was

Virginia Fuquea

Virginia "Ginny" Bartlett Fuquea, 66, died Wednesday July 9, 2014. Ginny was preceded by her parents, Willard and Christine "Pat" Bartlett. Survived by her husband, Jerry Deloy Fuquea; daughters, Beth (Tony) Adams, Marie Middleton; son,
Tira Y. Gilbert-Rivera, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014. Tira was a 1983 graduate of Tyner High School and the daughter of Linda Bonner and Robert Gilbert. A Funeral service will

Stanley Harris

Stanley B. Harris, 90, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born Feb. 26, 1924, near Rockholds, Ky. He left Kentucky and began working in 1941 at the K-25 plant in Oak Ridge,
Johnnie Lee Hatten, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at 11 a.m. today at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church with Elder James Leslie as the eulogist. Burial: Lakewood Memory

Nancy Haynes

Nancy C. Haynes, 77, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today, July 11, 2014, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.
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
Martha JoAnn Thompson Huddleston passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Jo was born June 23, 1924. She was the daughter of Milo and Hattie Cate Thompson. She was married to Frank Preston Huddleston
Cecilia Ann Dolan Hundscheid, 79, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2014, at her home in Madison. Survivors include her husband, Gerardus Hundscheid; two sons, Mark Hundscheid and family of Madison and Michael Hundscheid and

Ed Jordan

Ed Jordan, 81, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Visitation 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDTSaturday. Burial will be in Summer City Cemetery. Online
Howard Sullivan-Kearney Howard Arnold Sullivan-Kearney, 29, of Chattanooga, and originally of Washington D.C., passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was operations manager at Courtyard Marriott at Hamilton Place. Survivors include his mother, Gail Collins;
Dr. Edna Mae Massengill, formerly of Dalton, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. Funeral will be at noon Saturday from Mountain Ridge Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. today

Bobby Mayes

Bobby Joe Mayes, 55, diedTuesday, July 8, 2014. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT today, July 11, from Valley Funeral Home in Stevenson. Burial in Price Cemetery. James Johnson and Bobby Smart will officiate.
Darrell McCarthy, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Aug. 4, 1945 in Maryville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and
Tommy Dale McGlothen, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born in Dunlap, Tenn., on July 30, 1953. He was predeceased by his parents, Roy Thomas and Sue Birdwell McGlothen. Survivors
Gloria Johnson Montgomery, 77, of Signal Mountain, went to be with Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a longtime resident of Signal Mountain. Gloria was born

Harold Moore

Harold Fanning Moore, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, July 12, 2014 at G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841.
Glenda Gribble Osborn, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, T.C. and Louise Gribble; and two brothers, Tommy and Donald. She is survived by the love
Dorothy Parmes, 72, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Shelia Rector

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Shelia Jean Rector passed away recently. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. today, July 11, 2014, from Valley Funeral Home chapel in Stevenson.
Lee Mosely "Butch" Rollins Sr., 67, of Chattanooga passed Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was a graduate of Riverside High School class of 1966. Lee was preceded in death by parents. Henry and Hattie Mae

Leonard Smith

Leonard Smith, 79, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Gladys Smith, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Cassandra Rucker Stewart Tanner, 55, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Chattanooga. She attended Chattanooga High School and graduated from Nurnberg American High School in Germany. Cassandra also attended the University
Harold R. Thompson, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence. The body will lie-in-state after 9:30 at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at 12:30
Ronald D. Underwood, 58, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Ivan W. Vernon, 93, passed on to Glory on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Ivan was a World War II veteran and a member of Falling Water


January 10, 1930 - July 11, 1956 Truly loved and sadly missed. Love Always, Nancy, Georgie, Jimmy and family.

In MemorySallie B Thomas

Sallie B. Thomas Feb. 11, 1943-July 11, 2013 A precious one from us is gone, a voice we love is still. A place is vacant in our hearts which can never be filled,
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